William Montacute Charter 1371

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Charter of William Montacute 1371

Charter of William Montacute 1371

Museum Ref No: DC-PL/A/1/3/1 and DC-PL/A/1/3/2
Charter of William Montecute, held at Dorset History Centre (DC-PL/A/1/3). Charter confirming the Longspee Charter and also granting additional privileges including fines, such as defaults of assize of bread and amerciaments of measures, formerly paid to the lords of the manor, to be paid to the burgesses of Poole, with a contribution to the steward of Canford and an annual sum of 14s 2d to the Lord of Canford Manor; the portreeve to become mayor and the rights to gather fuel granted in the wastes of Canford and Poole. Associated documents: 1791 Latin copy with English translation by John Lester (DC-PL/A/1/3/2). Inspeximus of Arthur Plantagenet 1526, held at Dorset History Centre (DC-PLL/A/1/10), confirmed the details of the William Montacute Charter and in addition exempted the Major, Brethren, Bailiffs and Burgesses of Poole, and all their possessions and liberties by land and sea, from the jurisdiction of the Admiral of England. Transcription from 'History of the Town and County of Poole' by John Sydenham.

Montacute Charter 1371

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 165-7