A History of Royston, Hertfordshire Alfred Kingston

ISBN: 9781230364827

Published: September 12th 2013

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98 pages


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A History of Royston, Hertfordshire  by  Alfred Kingston

A History of Royston, Hertfordshire by Alfred Kingston
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 98 pages | ISBN: 9781230364827 | 7.69 Mb

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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...a petition by eighteenMoreThis 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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...a petition by eighteen inhabitants of Royston was presented to the Justices, co. Hertford, setting forth this formidable indictment against Haggar. Thomas Haggar of their town, innholder, bearing himself so irregularly by authority of his office, abuses his protection to the great grievance of the town and country- breaking open some of their doors in the night without constable- taking away their horses without their privity- extorting, bribing, commanding, threatening countrymen that will not fee him or do him service with their carts, or spend their money in tippling in his house- hindering poor men from coming to the Market to sell their corn, by taking their horses post when there was no cause- causing the horses to be double-posted- keeping them longer than the service requires- and mis-using young colts and horses not fit for that service, whereby they are often times spoiled, as also taking more horses than need requires.

1 The petitioners further stated that by his underhand dealing in receiving rewards for the discharge of them that compound with him, and charging other horses in their room to supply the same service, the market was unfurnished of grain and other provisions, by which conditions the resort of the people, by which the poor used to live, was taken elsewhere to other towns. They add that by the rough and harsh dealings of Haggar and his deputies in seizing their horses many of our poor neighbours that do frequent our market are constrained to lay down their sacks at the towns end, hastening away again with their horses, and bringing their corn into the market with some blind or lame jades fit for little or no other service.

So that except some speedy course be taken to redress our grievances and...



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