Merchants of the Staple

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Analytical Index to the Series of Records Known as the Remembrancia 1579-1664. Originally published by EJ Francis, London, 1878.

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Merchants of the Staple.

IV. 15. Draft of a Letter from the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen to the Lords of the Council, forwarding a Petition from the Merchants of the Staple, who were much perplexed by proceedings, taken against them in the Court of Exchequer, by the King's Patentees, under the Statute 5 & 6 Edward VI., which the merchants alleged was made against Brogers, (fn. 1) and not intended to touch the Merchants of the Staple. Since the loss of Calais, the Merchants of the Staple had carried on their trade as such within the City, and had never been questioned until now, that the Patentees, supposing them to trade as Brogars, had preferred divers informations against them under the before mentioned Statute. The Letter concludes by commending the case of the Merchants to the consideration of the Council.
3rd February, 1615.


  • 1. Brokers.