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Corporation of Nottingham (1914)

Source:
Corporation of Nottingham (Comp.)
RECORDS OF THE BOROUGH OF NOTTINGHAM: BEING A SERIES OF EXTRACTS FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE CORPORATION OF NOTTINGHAM: VOL.VI. 1702-1760 [includes records relating to the Plough Day Fair]
Nottingham, Thos. Forman & Sons, 1914

The extracts include the following records relating to Nottingham's Plough Day Fair;

The original Latin text of Queen Anne's Grant for the January and Easter fairs, dated 30th Aug.1712, is given on pages 2-7, with a parallel English translation.

The Minutes of the Common Council for 16th Jan.1709-10 (pp.47-48) read;

"Grant of two fairs. - Ordered That this Corporacions Members of Parliament be wrote to about getting a Grant for two Faires more in the Yeare within this Town. and to know the Charge and Difficulty. And 'tis ordered That if the said Faires be obtained; The one of them shall be on the Friday before Plow Monday and ye other on Friday before Easter."

Further minutes dated Friday 28th Dec.1711 (p.53) read;

"The New Fairs - Memorandum. Itt is agreed that applicacion be made for this town to have two new Faires on the Fryday before Plow-Monday and on the Thursday before Easter every Yeare and this Applicacion be made to our Parliament men."

Lastly, minutes dated Friday 7th March 1711-12 (p.54) read;

"Fairs - Memorandum this day Itt was agreed That the Faire which was appointed to be held on the Fryday before Plow-Monday be Described for more certainty to be kept on the Fryday imediately preceding the Tuesday next after Epiphany And that both the Faires be held on the dayes agreed on by this and the former order and for 8 dayes after."

Index Terms:
Locations: Nottingham, Notts. (SK5739)
Years: Granted 1712; Minuted 1709-10; Minuted 1711; Minuted 1711-12
Subjects: Plough Day Fair; Friday before Plow Monday; Fryday before Plow-Monday; Fairs; Easter Fair; Charter
Archives: Ref.: TD00533

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Sep.1992

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