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“ You shall well and truly collect, and gather, within this town, all the tolls, duties, and customs, as of right are due to the mayor, bailiffs, and burgesses of this town, for all such goods as you shall know, or by strict enquiry shall find, to be bought, sold, or exchanged within this town, and thereof make a just and true account, and undelayed payment thereof, to the mayor of this town, of all such monies, as you shall have duly received, according to ancient usage and known custom of this town.
“ So help you God.”
The oath administered to those denominated “ Searchers for cloth or ulnage,” is as follows, viz.
“ You shall diligently see, and make due search after all such cloth, and cloths, that shall be dyed, dressed, or pressed, with a cold press, within this borough, its franchises and liberties thereof, and see whether the same be well and sufficiently dressed, pressed, and dyed, without putting thereto any deceitful thing, or mixing the same with bad colours, or whether the same be starched or strained, or any ways unlawfully made, contrary to the statutes in that case made and provided : and such cloths, so rightly and duly made or manufactured, pressed, and dyed, shall be sealed with a seal, given into your hands, for this purpose, taking only such just and due fees, as are appointed by the statute in that case, and upon default, in making, dying, pressing, or sealing such inefficient cloth, unsealed, you immediately seize the said cloths, and present the name or names, of such person or persons, who shall offend therein : all these points, you, and either of you, shall well and truly observe and keep, according to your cunning wit and powers.
“ So help you God.”
The freeman's oath is thus :
“ You shall swear that you shall be good and true to our Sovereign Lord King George the Fourth, and to his heirs and lawful successors, and you shall be obedient to the just and good government of this ancient borough of Preston; and, to the best of your power, you
shall maintain and preserve the peace, and all your due franchises thereof, and according to your knowledge and ability, do and perform all other acts and things as do appertain to a freeman of this town to do.
“ So help you God.” The seneschal, steward, or town clerk's oath is as follows:
“ You are elected and chosen to the office of steward, or town clerk of this borough and town of Preston, and
also clerk of the statutes, within the same; you shall therefore, by yourself, or your sufficient deputy, well and truly, execute your said office, during such time as you shall so continue in the same, according to the liberties and customs of this town, and also shall do and perform, execute and accomplish, all things belonging to the said office and either of them, according to your knowledge and judgment, for the public weal and benefit of this town, receiving your due fees and profits therefrom.
“ So help you God.”
A. D. 1329, 2nd Edward 3rd,
1997, 20th Richard 2nd, 1418, 5th Henry 5th, 1429, 7th Henry 6th, 1458, 37th Henry 6th, 1601, 16th Henry 7th, 1543, 34th Henry 8th, 1562, 4th Elizabeth, 1582, 24th Elizabeth, 1602, 44th Elizabeth, 1622, 20th James 1st, 1642, 16th Charles 1st, 1662, 14th Charles 2nd 1682, 34th Charles 2nd, 1702, 1st Anne,
Line of Plantagenet, or Anjou.
1722, 9th George 1st, 1742, 16th George 2nd, 1762, 2nd George 3d, 1782, 22nd George 3rd, 1802, 42nd George 3rd, 1822, 2nd George 4th,
LIST OF GUILD MAYORS AND BAILIFFS.
1397 William Ergham. 1418 H. Johnson. 1429 Robert Hoghton. 1458 Robert Hoghton. 1501 William Marshall. 1543 Thomas Tipping. 1562 Thomas Wall. 1582 George Walton. 1602 Henry Catterall. 1622 William Preston. 1643 Edmund Werden. 1662 James Hodgkinson. 1682 Roger Sudall. 1702 Josias Gregson. 1722 Edmund Assheton. 1742 Henry Farington. 1762 Robert Parker. 1782 Richard Atherton.
Union of the two kingdoms.
William son of Paulin, Roger Brock
holes. Johanes Meols, Thomas More. Wm. Wintre, sen. Robt. Meols. J. Hoghton, sen. Robt. Parker, James Haydoke, Rich. Dawson. Hen. Preston, Wm. Ergham. Chris. Haydoke, Evan Wall. Evan Wall, Thomas Tipping. W. Hodgkinson, sen. T. Berres. Hen. Hodgkinson, Rd. Blundell. Rd. Blundell, Roger Langton. Roger Langton, Wm. Sudall. Wm. Sudall, Thos. Sumner. John Walmsley, Josiah Rishton. Joseph Curtis, Jos. Drinkwater. Wm. Patten, Rich. White. Dr. Parkinson, Robt. Prescot. John Jackson, jun. John Grimshaw. Robinson Shuttleworth, Nicholas Grim
shaw. Thos. Wilson, Thos. Norcross.
1802 Nicholas Grimshaw.
LIST OF THE
MAYORS, BAILIFFS, AND RECORDERS,
WHO HAVE SERVED THE BOROUGH OF PRESTON, FROM 1701 to 1821.
1701 Josias Gregson. (Guild.) 1702 Geoffrey Rishton. 1703 William Lemon. 1704 John Atherton. 1705 Thomas Winckley. 1706 John Chorley. 1707 Roger Sudall. 1708 John Harrison. 1709 John Loxam. 1710 George Lamplugh. 1711 William Gradwell. 1712 Richard Assheton. 1713 Edmund Assheton. 1714 Lawrence Wall. 1715 William Lemon. 1716 Robert Chadwick. 1717 Joseph Curtis. 1718 Richard Casson. 1719 George Lamplugh. 1720 William Gradwell. 1721 Edmund Assheton. (Guild.) 1722 Lawrence Wall. 1723 John Thornton. 1724 John Clayton. 1725 Thomas Garlicke. 1;26 John Myers. 1727 Richard Addison.
Joseph Curtis, Jos. Drinkwater.
Earl of Derby, and Banastre Parker.