Henry VI Charter 1433

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Charter of Henry VI 1433

Charter of Henry VI 1433

Museum Ref No: DC-PL/A/1/5/1
Charter or Henry VI 1433, held at Dorset History Centre (DC-PL/A/1/5). Charter granting the fortification of the town and creating Poole as a Port of Staple at the expense of Melcombe Regis which was unable to protect merchants' shipping due to its small population. Associated documents: Letters Patent (DC-PL/A/1/5/1); 17th century copy of a petition dated 1432/3 requesting the fortification of Poole and to grant it the Port of Staple because the population at the port of Melcombe Regis was too small to defend it (DC-PL/A/1/5/2). Transcription from 'Story of Poole: Vol. 1' by H. P. Smith

Grant of Port of the Staple 1433

Museum Ref No: PLA 942.337
History of the Borough and County of the Town of Poole by H. P. Smith, Poole, J. Looker Ltd., vol. 1 1948. Illus. Pages 186-188.