Southwark and its story by Charlotte G. BogerSouthwark and its story by Charlotte G. Boger

Southwark and its story

byCharlotte G. Boger

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. Government Of Southwark And Education, ST HE Borough of Southwark was independent of the City CS and governed by its own Bailiff till the year 1327, when the City of London, finding great inconvenience from the escape of the malefactors thither, out of the reach and cognizance of the City Magistrates, obtained a grant, by which the Mayor of London was constituted Bailiff of Southwark, and empowered to govern it by his deputy. However the inhabitants, some time after, recovered their former privileges which they enjoyed till King Edward VI. sold Southwark to the City of London for the sum of "642 is. id., so that we know our value to a penny in this year 1550, and about a month after the passing of this patent, Southwark was made one of the City wards, named Bridge Ward Without, in consideration of the City's paying to the Crown an additional sum of 500 marks; upon which the number of Aldermen was increased from twenty-five to twenty-six, a new one being chosen to govern that borough. It was in May, 1550, that Sir John Ayolphe, Knight, Citizen and Barber-Surgeon, was chosen to be Alderman of Bridge Ward Without, he was to have the rule, survey and government of the inhabitants, and he was sworn and admitted to the office. But the young King died, and the sturdy Protestants of Southwark were not likely to have protection from Queen Mary, so without ceremony the Act was repealed, and Southwark was deprived of its Alderman and Common Councillors, and ignominiously handed over to the Senior Alderman for the time being. For eight years only then in its history has Southwark had an Alderman of its own. By royal Charter, Southwark is an integral part of the City; this Charter has been unconstitutionally set aside by a simple vote of the Court of Commo...
Title:Southwark and its storyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217054633

ISBN - 13:9780217054638

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