Reference numberHB1/1/1
TitleCharter of King John
DescriptionThe charter grants the borough of Huntingdon to the burgesses at the accustomed yearly fee farm plus an increase of £10, to be paid in two equal halves, at Easter and Michaelmas. The burgesses are to have the same (unspecified) liberties and customs that all other free boroughs and burgesses do have. Neither the sheriff nor any other person may interfere in the affairs of the borough.

Witnesses: G. son of Peter, Earl of Essex; Earl W. Marescall; Earl W. of Salisbury; W. Earl of Warenne; W. Earl of Arundel; R. Constable of Chester; Saier de Quency; Simone de Pateshill.

Given by the hand of: Hugh, Archdeacon of Wells.
Date7 August 1205

CreatorNameHuntingdon Borough
RepositoryHuntingdonshire Archives
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