Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
MIDDLESEX: BEING Part of the TRINOBANTES and ancient KINGDOM of the East-Saxons.
MIDDLESEX: BEING Part of the TRINOBANTES and ancient KINGDOM of the East-Saxons.
so called from its as lying between the and It is a County of a small extent, being in length from in the East, to in the West, about 19 and in breadth from in the South, to in the North, about 16; which makes its circumference to be about 80
It hath for its Eastern bounds the River and the which separates it from for its Southern, the which parts it from and for its Western, the River and the which divides it from the County of and for its. Northern bounds,
It is blest with a sweet and wholesome and for fertility of may compare with any in both for and especially in that part called the which runneth from almost to on the taking within its compass &c.
And although this County is in a manner a Flat, yet hath it several which exalt themselves to a good eminency; the chief amongst which are those of the and the ridge of which sever the North-west part of the County from
It is every where sufficiently garnished with fair and comly of the and of where they have their residences; but above all, with the of his which I shall have occasion anon to treat of.
As to its or it is under the of who, next to the two hath the precedency of all and the doth contein the Counties of and part of wherein are numbred 623 of which 189 are
|and hath a called the of St. and five of and St. And whereas all other Counties within this Kingdom (for the most part) have a particular Officer annually chosen by his called a this (by made by King ) is under the of the City of who doth annually choose two who are to be accomptable to the City for all matters apperteining to the said and do alwaies keep their within the of the said City.|
Its chief are the the and the the former being at present the most famous River in the Kingdom; and the two latter, in former time, were of greater note then now they are, being said to give passage to to and St.
This County is honoured with the Title of an which is in the person of the Right Honorable Earl of
It is severed into six the names of which are set down in the in which are seated 73 (besides those of ) as also several of many of which may well deserve the name of as which belongeth to which belongeth to part of which belongeth to and the other part to and which belongeth to And amongst these said and are numbred four and besides those of and which are several.
It is every where exceeding populous, and that by reason of the famous of the of the Kingdom herein seated; which, after I have described the places of most note in the I shall give a description of.
a fair, large, well inhabited and frequented governed by two two and four It hath a on which is very well furnished with and all and by reason of being seated on the high from to hath divers good and well accommodated and of Entertainment.
seated on the River over which it hath a which leadeth into and on the West of so called (as some would have it) of the called which were by the sixed in the for the better preventing Army to pass over the River. And here is where as noteth, the of assembled in , to require of King their liberties. This hath a small on
scituate on the banks of the of chief note for being dignified with a Royal and magnificent of the Kings, called (pleasantly seated by two well stored with ) first built by in oftentation of his great and afterwards enlarged by King the Eighth; now conteining within it several large inner which are enclosed with fair in one of which is a stately
Not far from this is which is joyned unto a large in by a fair
or a fair, large, and pleasant seated on the banks of the well inhabited by and beautified with well built
Nigh unto which is or a large Structure, now belonging to the Countess of but in times past was a so named
|of the most which King the Fifth, (as noteth) when he had thence expelled the erected to the honour of our the Virgin and St. of for Religious where he appointed so many and as in number did equal our his and with a fair allowance for their livelyhoods. And on the other side of the opposite to he erected another for the named of|
seated on the Western and on a Creek of the River from which it is not far distant; part of which, o wit, is seated thereon: It hath a well frequented on which is considerable for and all Near unto this place assaulted the which he had driven from the Seige of and there put many of them to the
not far from seated in a Heath so called; a thorough-fare which is well provided with
scituate on the and on the banks of the a large and well inhabited with where they have good and fair built
Not far from which is also seated on the River (which is the Parish to ) a good and well inhabited by
also scituate on the a small but hath many good built which are the Seats of
a thorough-fare not meanly inhabited, nor its ill-built, being graced with the Seats of divers and persons of
scituate on a great eminence; as is
near adjoyning, and in an healthful enjoying a fair prospect of both well resorted unto by and where they have pleasant Habitations.
a small and hath a mean on
seated on a small ascent, which for its vicinity to may be said to belong thereunto; a much resorted unto by the of where they have their as they have at and elsewhere. But to proceed to
(as Mr. noteth) is the Epitome, and glory of all was the Seat of the as now the Royal of our About the of this City, do much differ, for some will have it to be built by the which, others say, is meerly fabulous: but all agree that it was re-edified by King in 5131, who called it
This noble is seated on a gentle rising Bank, in a healthful and no less pleasantly then commodiously on the River where it formeth a Crescent, or Bow ben; and in its hasty course towards the payeth its duty to her, dividing it into two (but unequal) parts, which are again joyned together by a stately supported by nineteen great all of Free-stone, and so furnished and covered with fair of that it is thought rather a then a
Nigh unto this towards the is the a curious Pile of and very fit for such a concern.
This City is begirt with a first built (as 'tis said) by the Great, at the suit of his Mother to which for entrance it hath seven principal to wit, Westwards, and both which serve for the first for such as are Freemen of the said City; and the last for both of the City and County; as also the County for Northwards, those of and and Eastwards; There were also formerly two others towards the South, and or that of being now a well frequented or for and the like rabble, by reason of the small that here come to vend, and unlade their (such like) But now, as contemning bondage, this City hath enlarged her self on all sides with spacious insomuch that she hath joyned her self to another City, to wit, which name is now swallowed up, it being called under the general name of But a word or two of the City of in particular.
which according to Mr. in his of was formerly called or and was an encompassed with the which divided it self; and one branch passed between and through St. including which said was so called, for that it was then overgrown with and but in the time of King (according to some Authors) it was cleansed, and the Foundation of the great of S. was laid; which was raised out of the ruins of a fonner dedicated unto where the or did sacrifice and such like to whom the called the of And this of St. was destroyed by the and again re-edified by Bishop of in the year of ; where there was a for twelve This City or part of is the noblest, and is taken up by the the and such as depend on the and The Limits of this City end at where the Liberty of beginneth; and is sufficiently graced with fair and beautiful and both publick and private.
The chief amongst which are, First, The of the and St. (to which is joyned a small, but delightful so called, in which is a said to be the best in ) the first being the residence of his whose are washed by the and the other of his Royal Highness Duke of
Secondly, The of and of now known generally by the name of which was anciently the of the of a large Structure.
Thirdly, Its of which was formerly the of St. as aforesaid; and now renowned for the adjoyning to it, built by King the Seventh, being a most magnificent and curious Edifice, beautified with the stately of the and together with many of the of and renowned for the inauguration of our and and now is a consisting of a and twelve
Fourthly, a large and stately Structure belonging to the reguarding the
Fifthly, the a place well stored with And
Sixthly, The several of the as the Seat of the Duke of the Habitation
|of the Countess of to the Duke of to the Earl of to the Marquess of The formerly an now the of several Families, where they have their houses apart; and here is his kept: to the Duke of and to the Duke of all which, except are pleasantly seated on the River Then lately made use of by the of the the Seat of the Earl of with divers others too tedious to name. And thus much for which was so called by reason of its Western scituation from in former times there being a on called|
The Eastern part of Suburb of this of is taken up by those that have relation on the
And the whole thus taken, is now of a great extent; being in length from in the East, to in the West, above six in breadth one, two, and in some places three and is said to make in circuit about fourteen or fifteen in which extent are numbred about five hundred and and is said to contein according to computation, about 75000 dwelling houses, most of which, especially of later years, are fair and superb And by the great number of houses, the may be guest at, which without doubt are exceeding numerous.
Its Southern part is washed with the which by a safe and deep beyond the brings to its of a considerable burthen, which daily unlade their rich It is a of sufficient Fame for its great and with all in the known and if we consider its and populousness; its good the ingenuity of its in and together with their skill in its strength, (not in its but men) being able to bring into the field, upon a sudden occasion, about 100000 stout fighting men; and its Antiquity being more ancient then beareth, but generally said to be built by as aforenoted: It may deservedly be numbred with any of the highest rank in the world.
The of and belonging to this City are twelve: of which four are large, and called the of the Inner and Middle (heretofore the Habitation of the and so called in relation to also belonging to the and called the as seated without formerly belonging to the Earls of and to the and these are taken up by the and at who for their civil and orderly Government, have strict and observed amongst them: The of are those of and all which are inhabited by and at There are also two other which are called where the and only have their lodgings.
And besides these in the North part of the are several others; as the or a large and fair building, being one of the noblest in the Kingdom, in which are constantly maintained eighty and forty who have generous education bestowed on them, and from thence disposed of either to the or to as their capacities do best suit with. This noble
|is endowed with a liberal revenue, insomuch that besides the food ( which is very good ) and their the old men have the yearly pension of 7 And according to the constitution of the said none are to be admitted in, but such as are unmarried. And that this should be well looked after, besides the there are from time to time a certain number of grave and discreet person chosen out of the and as amongst whom the is alwayes one; and upon the death of any of the old men, each of the takes his turn to put in one in the room of the deeeased. But the hath the putting in of two to the others one.|
In the CIty are fair Structures; as First, where the of are held, and where the and meet for the negotiating of the affairs of the City; whose is much adorned by the of the Duke of and the
Secondly, given to the City by Sir who for the encreasing of Learning instituted there Professors of and with the allowance of liberal Salaries for their pains in the studying and reading Lectures upon the said for the advancement of Learning amongst the
Thirdly, Its Free-Schools.
Fourthly, The Dukes in or
Fifthly, the habitation of the who for dyet and lodging live in a Collegiate manner, communing together.
Sixthly, The or of who by their have several granted unto them, and is an Office of great concernment, being for the preserving of of Families Coats of Arms, the Marshaling and Ordering of of King and Princes, proclaiming of Peace and War, and whatsoever doth concern honour. This Office consusteth of an three Kings at Arms, six and four at The present is the Right Honorable Earl of
The three are, I. Sir Kt. who is Principal, and entituled King at Arms, whose office is to attend the Knights of the at their Solemnities, to the funerals of the 2. Sir Kt. who is whose office is to marshal, and dispose the of the Gentry inhabiting on the South side of the River he also maketh his visitation in the said parts, ot sett down the to distinguish their and to grant and confirm and to Gentlemen. And 3. Esquire, who is and whose office is the same with that of Sir for the Gentry inhabition on the North side of the
The six whose office is to wait at Court, to attend publick solemnities, proclaim Peace and War, &c. are distinguished by the names of 1. and
The four are and
Seventhly, The near St. a fine new built Structure, who by their Charter have large priviledges granted unto them, whereby no Physician ought to practice in or within seven miles compass, without their nor in any part of if in case he hath not taken his degree in or They have also
|power to punish Offendors by or to administer an Oath, to make to purchase to search the Shops of to see if their and are good, and well made. They are exempted from serving on Juries, Parish offices, or from bearing of Arms; and further, any Member of the (if he pleaseth) may practice Chirurgery. In this there is a four and eight to whom the management of affairs of the said are committed.|
Eighthly, Its a stately Structure, now said to be the best in the known World, built quadrangular of Free-stone, with a lofty at the South entrance: and above stairs are about one hundred and ninety Shops, sufficiently furnished with all sorts of rich
Ninthly, Its for the several amongst which are many fair and large Structures, especially those erected since the fire of
Tenthly, Its of St. seated on the highest ground in all the City, said to be built by King of about the Year , in a place where stood a dedicated to and afterwards enlarged by the fourth Saxon Bishop thereof; and that old Fabrick being almost destroyed by fire, another Bishop of in began, and finished a great part of it; and in the end it became a once spacious Edifice, being about two hundred and thirty yards in length, forty six in breadth, and thirty four in height; and the from the plain ground to the Summit, was about 174 yards; but this building hath now nothing left to boast of, save its ruinous foundation walls.
Eleventhly, Its a place of a large extent, and indifferent strong, being encompassed with and a or which receiveth the Tides: It is furnished with an or a or of warlike Munition both for and service; and according to the observation of some, it conteineth a a an a and each having their peculiar Officers for the management of the affairs. And for buildings, it resembleth a having a exempted from all Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the and hath thirteen (though in several Parishes, belonging unto it, whose trained are obliged to assist the upon all occasions. The present is the Honorable Sir Alderman, Knight and Baronet.
Twelfthly, Its of for Vagabonds, and Persons of a loose life and conversation; the most noted being
Thirteenthly, Its as St. for the sick and wounded; for Boyes and Girls, with divers small ones for ancient people, being either the gifts of particular men, or are maintained by particular Companies.
Fourteenthly, Its for the trying of which is a curious building.
This City is the of a and to its already treated of, doth belong a and thirty
This ancient and famous City, when under the Government of the and was destroyed by the merciless and left as a desolate Widow; but King of the West-Saxons,
|having reduced the whole Land to one Monarchy, honourably repaired it, and again re-peopled it, and committed the custody thereof to his son in Law Earl of after whose decease, It, together with all other the possessions belonging to the said Earl, returned to King surnamed the Elder: and so it remained in the Kings hands, being governed under him by or that is, or And these in divers Records are called or a Title under the degree of an Earl.|
In the first of King the first, the obteined to be governed by two or and after that they obteined to have a for their principal Governour; the first of which was a Draper, who was by the said King appointed and constituted to the 15 of King which was 24 years.
The City within the and is divided into twenty six and the thereof committed to the care of as many grave Citizens of good repute, which are each of which hath the over- seeing of his several And besides these there are two which are annually chosen, as also a who according to his degree, and seniority of being after is by the consent of the Citizens, (that is, the of each Company) yearly chosen, and these are clothed in scarlet and wear and as every hath his Deputy of the as also And these are the of the City, who by their have large and priviledges granted unto them, which have been consirmed and enlarged by most of the succeeding and as the making of and so as they are not repugnant to the Law of the Nation, and detriment of the King.
names Maior, Aldermen Sheriffs, . Wards
The Right Honorable Sir Kt. Lord Maior and Alderman of Ward, Sir of the Ward of without, Kt. Sir of Ward, Kt. and Baronet, Sir of Ward, Kt. Sir of Ward, Kt. Baronet, and Lieutenant of the Sir of Ward, Kt. Sir of Ward, Kt. Sir of Ward, Kt. Sir of Ward, Kt. Sir of Ward, Kt. Sir of Ward, Kt. Sir of the Ward of within, Kt. Sir of Ward, Kt. Sir of Ward, Kt. and Baronet, Sir of Ward, Knight, Sir of Ward, Knight, Sir of the Ward of without, Kt. of Ward, Esquire, Sir of the Ward, Knight, Sir of Ward, Kt. Sir of Ward, Kt. of Ward, Esquire, of the Ward of within, Esquire, Sir of Ward, Knight, Sir of Ward, Knight, Sir
|of Ward, Kt. and Sheriff, and Sir Kt. and Sheriff.|
Thus these from time to time have held their several until either death, or other occasion of remove happens, and then others are elected in their places. And the liveth in great state, grandure, and authority, keeping an open House for the entertainment of Gentlemen, is attended with good store of and when he goeth abroad, is clad in Scarlet, and hath his Mace and Sword carried before him.
This for Divine worship, before the late dreadful, and never to be forgotten Conflagration (which began between one and two of the Clock on morning, being the . and continued until following, in which time two thirds within its and Freedom were consumed) had 125 which are now reduced to a fewer number, divers small being added to others; and most of the Houses are re-built, with fair hopes of a speedy finishing, and with far greater beauty and stately building then before.
The of this of (including all the buildings within that large tract of ground already taken notice of) are sufficiently furnished with for besides the several dispersed up and down, there are these St. newly erected, also of no long continuance; belonging to the Right Honorable Earl of at present as considerable as any in for variety of both and and of as great a resort; and being a small meeting since the fire of
Then for sale of live at are weekly three if on and for fat and other and on for the like sorts of and in great abundance, insomuch that it is esteemed the most considerable of any in
The chief of being here found, which cannot but be great, if we consider that the customs amount to above 300000 I shall give a small glance thereon, as to the and
The are those aforesaid, together with several of and also with several other for which they receive with abundance of other too tedious to name, which our again transport to other places, serving one Country with the of another.
The here and throughout all as well as are several, and of a different value; but all reduced to and
The are divers, as pieces of 22 20 15 11 10 9 5 4 4 4 2 9 and those of different stamps, according to the or reign in which they were coyned; and divers of these are so scarce, that they are seldom made use of, and the rather by reason of the new coyned called of 20 and are 10 grains
|lighter then the old 20 pieces, a weighing five and 10 and these pieces of are of no set value, but sometimes higher and lower, according to the plenty or scarcity thereof, but commonly pass at 21 or 21 6 the piece.|
The are also divers, but all reduced as aforesaid to and where note that 12 make a and 20 a which said 20 is the 1/3 of a from which said weight our is made. The pieces of now currant are 5 or crown pieces, which contein 60 and is an also half pieces of 13 like wise conteining 12 then 6 the half of a the 1/3 of a also pieces of 3 2 and 1 Here are also as and a being 6 8 and a 13 4 Likewise here passeth for the convenient change of for trivial affairs, pieces of a small value, as and
The are two, and where note that 24 make a 20 an and 12 a and from this wet are derived; where note, that a is a and by this weight are weighed. By the is weighed, and generally all garbled and this is reduced into several as and where note, that 16 make an 16 a pound, 28 a 4 a and 20 a
The are three, and the are those in which all sorts of dry are measured, as and of this there are also several as a or half and which conteineth 64 and two make a two a two a or half two a four a land measure, and five a eight a nine a of five a ten a and twenty a
are those in which all are measured, as of which a gill is the least, next the and which is four and eight make a of and nine a of two a two a which is 36 42 a 63 a two a or and two or a But note that the are of a less content then the for four make five
are those by which all both and wollen, is measured; of which an (which is esteemed the length of three ) though subdivided into lesser as half quarter and the like) is the least, and 12 makes a 3 a which may be divided into sixteen or 3 is an 6 a 51/2 or 161/2 make a or 40 or a 8 an which is 320 or 1760 or 1056 at 5 to the or 5280 or 63360
A of is 191/2 C; a is 36 or 175 and a is 5 5/8
A of is 120 a of is 180
A of is 5 and 24 is a
A of is 12 every 12 C. and every C. 120
A of is 24 every weighing 100 neat, and the empty 12
A of is 50 of that is a in length, breadth and thickness.
A of is 31/2 in height, and 12 in length.
A of ought to be 3 in length, and 14 about besides the band.
ought to be 3 and 4 in length; and the single must be 71/2 about, the 10 and the 14 about. of a must be nicked within 4 of the end; and of two within 6 of the middle.
A full of is three
Forty of as make a Of five score make the C.
Ten makes a and 20 a
A of is 5
Twenty of make a and 10 a and in all the two outside called are of little value, as being damaged, and broken sheets of paper.
are 124 to the C.
Twenty five is a and 10 a
A should be five long, 2 broad, and half an thick.
A must be 101/2 in length, 61/2 in breadth, and 3/4 of an in thickness.
must be 13 in length, with a good and equal proportion of breadth and thickness.
A or must be 10 square, and 11/4 thick.
A must be 9 long, and 4 broad, and 2 thick.
are sold by the 1000, and 120 to the C.
A of is to weigh 56 and 36 make a
A of must weigh 25 and make a
To the making a compleat there are several principal parts or helps required for the supportation thereof, and without which it cannot stand; to wit, First, and for the providing food and rayment for its Secondly, and for its defence. Thirdly, The for the performing the Worship of God. Fourthly, for the administration of And fifthly, which, except and oft-times supplies the defect of all the rest, bringing Riches for its management of publick and private affairs. Wherefore seeing that the benefit a or enjoyeth by is of such concernment; and that this of is in a large measure blest there with, and plentifully provided with eminent and I think it very necessary to give a short account of the several worthy Companies of and especially those incorporated as and of and And first with the
The or of for discovery of new was first incorporated in the beginning
|of the reign of King and Queen upon the discoveries of and by lying Northwards, Northeastwards, and North-westwards from and was afterwards confirmed by of in the eighth year of Queen so that now they enjoy several and as to raise arms for the subduing of in the limits aforesaid, and to enter thereon, and to set up the to make and for the good of the said Society, (provided they are not repugnant to the Laws of ) to punish Offenders by fine or imprisonment, to use a common to bear a of And the benefit that this receiveth from this, and other Companies of is by the by them exported and imported.|
The that this Company exporteth, are of all sorts, both drest and dyed, much defective and not fit to be spent in this Kingdom, together with most sorts of And for these and the like they import several sorts of in the hair, undrest, and several sorts of rich
This Worshipful or Fellowship of is governed by a Governour, four Consuls, and Assistants consisting of twenty four, who are annually on the first of chosen out of the said and for this present year . the management of the said affairs are committed unto the care of Esq; Governour; Esq; Mr. Mr. and Mr. Confuls; Mr. Treasurer, Esq. Esq. Esq. Esq. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. and Mr. Assistants
The or of which by their discovery, made the first trade into the of and then into the Dominions of the and including the of the which as then was undiscovered unto us by their being brought upon and to and other parts of but since the discovery of the by the doth somewhat eclipse the of this Noble Fellowship for those
The at present by them usually exported, are both drest and dyed, at the least 30000 peeces yearly, of red and white and several And for these they import the raw of also of of and of and the and of The of and also and several other rich
This of was first incorporated in the reign of Qu. and since consirmed by her Successors, and have several and granted them, as making of and for the well government of the said power of deciding controversies which arise in the said Company as to their giving of oaths, imposing of or imprisoning of Offendors according to their discretion, the using a seal, and bearing a of And for the better management of the said they are governed by a and of consisting of eighteen, who are in the Month of annually chosen by a general consent out of the Members of the said and these meet, and keep monthly, weekly, or as oft as their occasions require, for the carrying on of their as by appointing, electing and sending over to such places where their are kept, as at and elsewhere.
The management of the affairs of this Honorable is for this present year . committed to the care of Esq. Governour, Esq. Deputy-Governour, Esq. Treasurer, Esq. Husband, Sir Baronet, Esq. Esq. Esq. Esq. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. and Mr. Assistants.
The first incorporated in the reign of Queen and since confirmed, with several other added to their by the succeeding so that now they have as ample as any Corporation of whatsoever. This is managed by a which makes them potent, eminent and rich; and is found several wayes to be very advantageous to the Kingdom, as in their building of good in the imploying, and maintaining of thousands, not only in their but also in their and to whom they allow good Salaries; and according as they are found industrious and ingenuous, they are raised to a higher degree, with a great Salary; the like may be said of their here at home. Again, they are found very beneficial to this Nation, by the great they drive in the Exporting and Importing so many, and so great quantities of rich having the trade of and
The which are exported, are And for these and the like they import all sorts of also of several sorts, both rawand wrought into several several sorts of of sundry sorts, with divers other too tedious to repeat.
This worthy for the better negotiation of their affairs, is governed by a and consisting of twenty four, who about the midst of annually are elected by the
|Adventurers of the said Company, of which there must be eight new ones alwayes chosen; and these meet at their House in generally weekly, and keep for the vending their making of viewing of the Accompts of their &c. also for the sending over of and and raising of moneys for the management of their and in the several parts of the as at with several other Factories in the Isles of|
The Government of this Company is for this present year , committed to the care of Sir Baronet, Governour, Esq. Deputy-Governour, the Right Honorable Lord Sir Kt. and Baronet, and Lieutenant of the Sir Baronet, Sir Kt. Sir Kt. Sir Kt. Esq. Esq. Esq. Esq. Esq. Esq. Esq. Esq. Esq. Esq. Mr. Mr. Page, Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. and Mr. Assistants.
The first incorporated in the Reign of Queen and confirmed by King the Second, and enjoyeth by their ample and as large a scope to in, including the trade of the Kingdoms, Dominions, Dukedoms, Countreys, Cities, and Towns of with the Territories of the said Kingdoms; as also in and from the River Eastward; and likewise in the Isles of and within the
The which this worshipful Company exporteth, are together with several Southern and Eastern Commodities, as And for these they import divers staple as and also rich with several other good
For the management of the of this Company, they are governed by a and of consisting of twenty four, who are annually elected out of the said in the month of and meet and keep having ample granted unto them.
The present and are, Sir Kt. Governour, Esq. Deputy-Governour, Esq. Treasurer, Esq. Esq. Esq. Esq. Esq. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Junior, Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Assistants.
The or the
|into by their granted by his present have large and granted them; as power to call and keep to make to punish by sine or imprisonment, to set forth Men of to defend their and to appoint over their and that at any time hereafter shall be setled in any part of within the limits of the said Companies which is from in inclusive, to and within the said limits all are prohibited to except such as are authorized by the Company: they have also power to raise Arms, train and muster and to execute against any forraign Invasion, or domestick rebellion; but the Soveraign Right and Dominion over the same, is to be reserved to his Majesty, and to his Heirs and Successors.|
This Noble Company is governed by a and of consisting of twenty four, which are chosen out of the Members of the said and these have their Meetings, and keep for the negotiation of their Affairs, at their House called the in
The names of the present and are, His Governour, the Right Honorable Earl of Lord Chancellor of Sub-Governour, Esq. Deputy- Governour; the Right Honorable Earl of Sir Kt. and Baronet, Sir Baronet, Sir Kt. and Baronet, Sir Kt. Sir Knight, Esq. Esq. Esq. Esq. Capt. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. and Mr. Assistants.
The fit to be transported by this HonorableCompany, are of all sorts, of all sorts, &c. And for these, and the like are imported or with divers other good besides great quantities of for the supply of his to the great advantage of the as well as of the Company.
And for the better Negotiation of their Affairs, they have already setled several as at and in time, through the succes, of good management, without doubt will have many more places.
There are also some other Companies made by his present Majesty, King the Second; but not very considerable as to matter of
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 Its Markets.
 Its commodities and trade.
 The Coyns.
 The Weights.
 The Measures.
 Things requisite for the making a compleat City.
 Muscovy Company of Merchants.
 Commodities exported and imported.
 The Government of the Company.
 Turkey Company of Merchants.
 Commodities exported and imported.
 The priviledges of the Turkey Company.
 The Government.
 Governours of the Company.
 East-India Company.
 Commoditles exported and imported.
 The Government.
 The Governours.
 East-land Company.
 Commodities exported and imported.
 The Government.
 Royal Company
 The Government.
 The Governours.
 Commodities exported and imported.