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HISTORICAL and TOPOGRAPHICAL
FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME.
THE REVD. SAMUEL SEYER, M. A.
Formerly of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY JOHN MATHEW GUTCH,
AND SOLD BY
NORTON, FROST, BARRY, AND OTHER BOOKSELLERS IN BRISTOL; AND BY RODWELL AND MARTIN,
AND NICHOLS AND SON, LONDON,
KING HENRY III.
1, 2, 3. The King crowned at Glocester comes to Bristol, the Barons return to their allegiance.—4. Cardinal Gualo.-5. A Mayor chosen.—6, 7, 8, 9. The Gaunts founded. Franciscan and Dominican Fryers settled here.—10. The firm of the town.-11. A Charter granted.–12. The King's misconduct: H.' de Burgh's escape.-13, 14, 15. Attempt to kill the King. Will de Marsh at Lundy.-16. Soap made in Bristol.–17. The Quay and the Bridge made, and Redcliffe said to be incorporated.—18, 19, 20, 21. The same.—22, 23, 24. The Agreement between the Abbat and the Mayor.–25. Date of the transaction.—26, 27. Boundary of the Marsh.—27–33. Course of the Froom.—34, 35. Digging the Quay.—35, 36. Building the Bridge.-37–40. A wooden bridge precious to the stone.—41. London bridge and others.—42. Bridge at Countess' slip.-43, 44, 45, 46, 47. Description of the bridge.48, 49, 50, 51, 52. Chapel on the bridge.—53. other rooms on the bridge.—54. Description of the Plate.—55, 56, 57, 58. Incorporation of Redcliffe with Bristol.—59, 60. Enlargement of the town, and new walls on the Marsh.—61. Enlargement of Redcliffe.—62. New walls on the Redcliffe side.—62. b. Leland's account of the walls and gates.-63. Firm of the town.–64. A new Charter granted.–65. Prince Edward's marriage and settlement.-66. A famine. The King visits Bristow, and grants a Charter. A Coroner chosen.—67. Concerning the goods of Intestates.-68. A