On second leaf: order dated 11 August 1665 signed by the commissioners
This is a PRELIMINARY RECORD. It may contain incorrect information. Please email HamnetHelp@folger.edu for assistance
Item information about Folger X.d.769
From dealer's description: "Quarto (195 mm x 155 mm). Single sheet folded. 2 text pages, conjugate blank. Dusty, folded. Docket title â€œFree schole of Halifax peticon and an order there upon.â€ An interesting petition to the governors regarding a water sewer that was abandoned during vacancy (presumably the Interregnum), which had evidently caused unhygienic conditions. The governors, including important Royalists Henry Portington and Riger Jaques, who was the representative of York in the Short Parliament, have here endorsed the decision regarding the â€œinsufficient cleansingâ€. The free grammar school at Heath was founded by charter granted by Queen Elizabeth â€œfor the continual bringing up, teaching, and learning of children and youth of the said parish and vicarage of Halifaxâ€. To maintain the lands and possessions, her majesty granted, that there should be twelve of the â€œdiscreetest and honestest menâ€ dwelling within the same parish and vicarage, to be called, â€œthe governors of the possessions, revenues, and goods of the free grammar-school."
Ordered from Dean Byass, D9203, 2018-05-10, Battersea Bibliolater (London Book Fair 2018 catalog), item 18
Also known as
Extended title: Petition from the governors of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Halifax, to the Commissioners of Sewers, East Riding of York, 1664. manuscript
Alternate titles: Free schole of Halifax peticon and an order there upon