Longespee Charter c. 1248

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Charter of William Longespee 1248

Charter of William Longespee 1248

Museum Ref No: DC-PL/A/1/1/1 and DC-PL/A/1/1/2
Charter of William Longespee, held at Dorset History Centre (DC-PL/A/1/1). Charter granting the burgesses of Poole all manner of liberties and free customs including their goods free from toll; to elect six burgesses and a port reeve; and to hear breaches of measures and assize six times a year at Poole. Associated documents: 1791 copy with translation by John Lester (DC-PL/A/1/2); 19th century copy with translation (D1/2477). Transcription from 'History of Dorset' by Rev. John Hutchings.