BRACKLEY , amarket
See also:town and municipal
See also:borough in the
See also:parliamentary division of
See also:Northamptonshire, England, 59 m . N.W. by W. from
See also:London by the
See also:Great Central railway; served also by a branch of the London &
See also:North-Western railway . Pop . (1901) 2467 . The
See also:church of St
See also:Peter, the
See also:body of which is Decorated and Perpendicular, has a beautiful Early
See also:English tower . Magdalen
See also:College school was founded in 1447 by
See also:William of
See also:bishop of Winchester, bearing the name of his great college at
See also:Oxford . Of a previous foundation of the 12th century, called the Hospital of St
See also:John, the transitional Norman and Early English
See also:chapel remains .
See also:Brewing is carried on . The borough is under a mayor, 4 aldermen and 12 councillors.,
See also:Area, 3489 acres . Brackley (Brachelai, Brackele) was held in 1o86 by
See also:Earl Alberie, from whom it passed to the earl of
See also:Leicester and thence to the families of De Quinci and Roland . Brilliant tournaments were held in 1249 and 1267, and others were prohibited in 1222 and 1244 . The market, formerly held on
See also:Sunday, was changed in 1218 to Wednesday, and in answer to a writ of Quo Warranto Maud de Holand claimed in 1330 that her
See also:family had held a
See also:fair on St Andrew's
See also:day from
See also:time immemorial .
In 1553Mary granted two fairs to the earl of Derby . By
See also:charter of 1686 6
See also:Judgment on the
See also:Post Nati . ' Speech to the parliament, 24th of
See also:October 1597 . 8 Harleian MS . 231o, f. i.;
See also:Gardiner's Hist. of England, ix 56 .
See also:James II. incorporated the town under a mayor, 6 aldermen, and 26 burgesses, granted three new fairs and confirmed the old fair and market . In 1708 Anne granted four fairs to the earl of Bridgewater, and in 1886 the borough had a new charter of incorporation under a mayor, 4 aldermen and 12 councillors under the Municipal Corporations
See also:Act of 1882 .
See also:Camden (Brit. p . 430) says that Brackley was formerly a famous
See also:staple for wool . It first sent members to parliament in 1547, and continued to send two representatives till disfranchised by the Reform Act of 1832 . The town formerly had a considerable woollen and
See also:trade .
VISCOUNT THOMAS EGERTON BRACKLEY (c. 1540—1617)
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