Indenture for the election of MPs for King's Lynn, 1624
Catalogue reference: C 219/38, Part 2, no. 162


This Indenture made the twoo and twentieth day of January in the yerre of the Reigne of our soveraigne Lord kyng James &c videlicet of England France and Ireland the one and twentieth and of Scotland the seven and feftieth Between Sir Lestrange Mordant Baronet high Sherief of the County of Norfolk on thone part, And Edward Hargate maior of the Burrough of Kynges Lynne in the County aforesaid, and others the Aldermen and Comon Counsell of the same Burrough Burgesses therrof, whose names and Seales ar hereunto subscribed and sett, on tother part. Witnesseth that the said maior And others the Burgesses aforesaid, By virtue and Force of a precept to the said Maior from the said Shiref directed, have elected and chosen John Wallis and William Doughty Twoo of the Aldermen of the said Burrough, to be Burgesses of and for the same Burrough in this next Parliament, summoned to begyn att Westm'. the twelveth day of February next comynge And have given unto the said John Wallis and William Doughty full and sufficient power and authority for them selves and the Comynalty of the said Burrough to doo and consent to those thinges which in the Parliament aforesaid of the Comon Councell of the kynges majesties Realme, God favouringe shall happen to be ordeyned. In Witness whereof to there part of theise present Indentures the said Shrief hath sett his Seale and to thither part thereof delivered to the said Shrief the said Maior Aldermen and Comen Councell Electers as aforesaid have subscribed their names and set their Seales, dated the daye and yeres first abovewritten.

Modern English

This indenture made the two and twentieth day of January in the year of the reign of our sovereign lord King James &c that is to say of England France and Ireland the one and twentieth and of Scotland the seven and fiftieth between Sir Lestrange Mordant Baronet, high sheriff of the county of Norfolk on the one part, and Edward Hargate mayor of the borough of King's Lynn in the county aforesaid, and others the aldermen and common council of the same borough burgesses thereof, whose names and seals are hereunto subscribed and set, on to the other part. Witness that the said mayor and others the burgesses aforesaid, by virtue and force of a precept to the said Mayor from the said sheriff directed, have elected and chosen John Wallis and William Doughty two of the aldermen of the said borough, to be burgesses of and for the same borough in this next parliament, summoned to begin at Westminster the twelfth day of February next coming and have given unto the said John Wallis and William Doughty full and sufficient power and authority for them selves and the commonalty of the said borough to do and consent to those things which in the parliament aforesaid of the common council of the kings majesties realm, God favouring shall happen to be ordained. In witness whereof to their part of these present Indentures the said sheriff has set his seal and to the other part thereof delivered to the said sheriff the said mayor aldermen and common council, electors as aforesaid, have subscribed their names and set their seals, dated the day and years first above written


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