Gilds; Their Origin, Constitution, Objects, and Later History

Gilds; Their Origin, Constitution, Objects, and Later History

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...Fair" held in this City from early times. The "usages " of the City, promulgated about 1350, makes special mention of the fact, and lays down regulations for the proper accommodation of the merchants attending. This seems to have been a fair held in the City;' but it may have given rise to, or merged into, St. Giles' Fair. Silk CHAPTER XXVIII. G1LDS or I-IEREFORDSH1RE. HEREFORDSHIRE.--This county does not appear to have been at all rich in Gilds, although it is probable that in this as in most other counties there were some, the records of which have not been preserved in form for detailed reference. Hereford.--There was an ancient Gild of Cordwainers in the city which occupied a prominent position at one period. I do not know that any point in its history calls for special comment here. It became one of the City Companies. As such its history has been written by Mr. J. D. Devlin (1848). Ludlow.--This ancient town had a Gild with some special features. Gild of flu Palmerr, established 1284, or earlier.--" When it happens that any of the bretheren or sisteren of the Gild shall have been brought to such want, through theft, fire, shzlowreeh, fall of a house, or any other mishap, that they have not enough to live on; then once, twice, and thrice, but not a fourth time, as much help shall be given to them out of the goods of the Gild, as the Rector and Stewards, having regard to the deserts of each, and to the means of the Gild, shall order.; so that whoever bears the uame of this Gild sha/Z be up-raised again, through the ordinances, goods, and help of his bretheren." If a member be wrongfully thrown into prison, or his goods taken, no pains shall be spared to free both, at the cost of the Gild more

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