Studer, Paul, ed., "The Anglo-French Ordinances of the Ancient Guild Merchant of Southampton," in The Oak Book of Southampton (Southampton Record Society, 10)
Text name(s): The Anglo-French Ordinances of the Ancient Guild Merchant of Southampton; The Oak Book of Southampton
Number of pages of primary source text: 81
Dates: 1290 - 1310
Archival Reference: Southampton RO, S.C.2/1/1.
- Translated into English.
County/Region: Hampshire; Southampton
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The ordinances cover aspects of the gild merchant (i.e., the elite merchants of the town whose membership entitled them to trading privileges, the right to elect and serve as civic officials, and privileges in the local courts). The ordinances also include a list of boroughs free of toll in Southampton. Appendix A contains English translations of the ordinances made in 1473 and 1770. Text also published by Charles Gross, The Gild Merchant, vol. II (Oxford, 1890), 213-31, who drew on the transcription in Edward Smirke in The Archaeological Journal 16 (1859), 283-96, 351-2. A translation is in Davies, History of Southampton, 139-51.