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Clerkenwell, St. James, co. Middlesex


Letters patent granting James, earl of Northampton the right to hold a market on Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday each week in the parish of St. James Clerkenwell co. Middlesex at a place called the Vinegar ground, being part of a close called Woods close in the said parish and near to a street called St. John Street for the buying and selling of raw and undressed skins of sheep and lambs and with the right to take reasonable toll, piccage and stallage. To hold the same for ever. The said grant was made after an inquisition Quod Damnum held at the house of William Griffes called the Golden Fleece in Woods close in the said parish on 6 March 24 George II [1751]. 17 April 24 George II [1751]. Great seal of George II in green wax suspended by red and white cords. 6 in. Engraved portrait of George II in the initial letter. [408]