I. 49. Letter from the Lords of the Council to the Lord Mayor.
informing him that the Great Bridge at Startford-the-Bow (fn. 1) and
causeway leading from the same to Charles Bridge, next Stratford
Langthorne, in the county of Essex, was in such decay for want of
repairing in time, and by reason of great inundations, that persons
and carriages could not pass over without danger, and that several
persons had been drowned; that for the repairing thereof Her
Majesty had by commission under the Great Seal granted two years'
toll to be gathered at the bridge; that the toll pressed very hard
upon victuallers, bush-colliers, (fn. 2) and other poor people bringing
produce, &c., to the City from Essex and Suffolk. They therefore
requested that steps might be taken for raising a contribution from
the parishes within the City for assisting in the said work, estimated
to cost about 6001.
The Star Chamber, 22nd June, 1580.
I. 103. Letter from the Lord Mayor to the Lords of the Council,
acknowledging the receipt of the foregoing letter, and stating that the
Court of Aldermen had directed steps to be taken for a collection to
be made in the different parishes for that object; but as they had been
informed that the charge of the bridge belonged to certain owners of
the land adjoining, they requested that instructions might be given to
the Court of Exchequer, that it might be there expressly set down of
record where the charge hereafter should be laid, in order that the
City's contribution might not be drawn into a precedent.
5th July, 1580.
I. 104. Letter from William, Lord Burghley, to the Lord Mayor,
Sir Nicholas Woodrof, (fn. 3) Knight, thereon, and requesting that due
expedition might be made for carrying out the same, in order that the
work might be the sooner finished, and the poor people eased of the
Dated from Otelands, 17th July, 1580.
I. 105. Letter from the Lord Mayor to William, Lord Burghley,
in reply, stating that an answer had been sent to the Lords of the
Council on the 5th of July, and that the City had been and were still
waiting for the order to the Court of Exchequer, when the citizens
would contribute more willingly.
19th July, 1580.
VII. 150. Order in Council for the repair, restoration, and
enlargement of the passage way of London Bridge ("become ruinous
by the late accident of fire") (fn. 4) , and for the removal of buildings
5th August, 1635.
VIII. 165. Same as No. 150, Vol. VII.
5th August, 1635.
IX. 96. Proceedings of the Council touching a proposal for
building a Bridge over the Thames, between Westminster and Lambeth, (fn. 5) reciting that the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, the
Bailiff and Magistrates of the City of Westminster, the Master and
Wardens of the Watermen's Company, and the Farmers of the Ferry
at Lambeth attended, according to an order of the Council, dated the
10th August instant, and that the matter, after some discussion, had
been adjourned until Wednesday before Michaelmas-day ensuing,
when they were directed to attend with their reasons for or against
Whitehall, 17th August, 1664.
IX. 97. Proceedings of the Council upon a petition from the
Lord Mayor and Aldermen requesting a further postponement of the
hearing of the business, on account of the swearing-in of the Sheriffs
on the day fixed. It was thereupon agreed to be taken on the 5th
of October next.
Whitehall, 19th September, 1664.
IX. 98. Reasons against the building of the proposed Bridge
over the river at Lambeth, delivered to the Council by the Lord Mayor