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Deeds, letters c.: Wheler Papers


Warrant of Queen Elizabeth releasing the inhabitants of the `ancient Borrough' of Stratford upon Avon from the payment of six fifteenths and tenths and of three subsidies granted her by Parliament in 1597-8, they having `of late systeyned greate losses by two very greate fiers which at two severall tymes lately happened unto them, burnte and consumed two hundred dwelling houses and to the value of twelve thousand poundes in household goodes to their greate ympoverishement and the decay of their revenues and publique estate'. Dated at Westminster, 27 January a supo; 41 [1599]. Contemporary copy. Folio 46.