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Charter of Elizabeth I 1568

Charter of Elizabeth I 1568

Museum Ref No: DC-PL/A/1/13/2
Charter of Elizabeth I 1568, held at Dorset History Centre (DC-PL/A/1/13). Letters patent including an Inspeximus and Confirmation of the 1433 Henry VI, 1453 Henry VI, 1462 Edward IV and the 1511 Henry VIII charters with additional privileges including the rights of an incorporated corporation with a major, two bailiffs, burgesses and commonalty; the right to hold various markets such as the County Court, General Sessions, Court of Pie Powder and Weekly Court; the right to imprison; the right to elect a mayor, bailiffs, sheriff, coroner and two constables of the Staple; and the authority to purchase land. Associated documents: Petition requesting that Poole be granted separate county status as well as a list of other privileges they wished to obtain (DC-PL/A/1/13/1); Letters patent (DC-PL/A/1/13/2); Undated copy translation of the charter of Elizabeth I - unfit for production (DC-PL/A/1/13/3) Transcription from 'History of Dorset' by Rev. John Hutchings.