New PDF release: Accounts of the Feoffees of the Town Lands of Bury St

By Margaret Statham

ISBN-10: 0851159214

ISBN-13: 9780851159218

ISBN-10: 1846153522

ISBN-13: 9781846153525

In 1569, thirty years after its abbey have been dissolved, the massive city of Bury St Edmunds remained unincorporated. those money owed exhibit how the feoffees (still basically the medieval Candlemas guild) experimented with city govt. The pre-Reformation landed endowments have been elevated during the interval. This enabled the feoffees to deal with many elements of city lifestyles. as well as funds for housing and garments the bad, and the supply of therapy, additionally they contributed to the price of offering clergy (whose theology used to be such as their very own) for the 2 city church buildings. To motivate alternate, they equipped the town's first lined industry pass, whereas the purchase of the Shire residence enabled the assizes and area periods to maneuver into the city. After the flip of the century, the Charitable makes use of Act of 1601 used to be used to get better land which had in the past been alienated. even as the various up and coming males effectively petitioned for a constitution of incorporation for Bury St Edmunds, in order that in 1606 the city bought the borough prestige which had eluded it for hundreds of years. except new resources are came across, those debts, notwithstanding necessarily slanted to the feoffees' actions, are the main revealing resource for the paintings of the recent company in its early years.

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18r. and 19r. 165 John S. 98. 166 Almshouse regulations, 1582 H2/1/1/(a). 167 It was difficult to persuade people to care for those with plague, so in some towns residence in an almshouse was conditional on help during times of plague. 274. 168 This happened in the great plague of 1637. The governors were compensated by those who handled the money collected for relief of the infected who burnt down some of the buildings at St Peter’s, school accounts, 1623–1657, E/5/9/18–45. 79; for its history see C.

4d: HD1150/1, fos. , 34v. and 35r. The reference in 1571 to a decree in the exchequer for the priests’ wages suggests litigation had been required to secure payment of this sum. 5r. 90. 25v. xxxix INTRODUCTION first two years. Then both Mr Hill and Mr Moss seem to have been attached to St James’s. For some reason Mr Mosse was not paid for the whole year; perhaps he was taking the sixteenth-century equivalent of a sabbatical, in trouble with the authorities or even travelling abroad, as William Bedell did in the seventeenth century.

214 Probably Henry Howgrave; see Notes on People. 215 For John Healey, see Notes on People. Apart from his education at Cambridge, nothing is known of him before he came to Bury, so the identification of ‘Wallyn’ has not been settled. 216 Dr John Craig thinks it probable that it was the clergy of the combination lecture who made this appointment. Professor Collinson noted that the townsmen delegated an earlier appointment at Bury to John Knewstubb of Cockfield and Dr John Still, Archdeacon of Sudbury, P.

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