Most titles (in the left-hand frame) have been supplied by me. A few are
based on titles given in original documents (e.g. the compilation of the
1420s), which I include following the date of approval of the ordinance.
- Items marked * are from the
composition between Bishop and burgesses in 1309; I have used a copy
written about a century after the original.
- Items marked ** are from a
single but certainly incomplete list of market ordinances copied from
other sources in the early 15th century into a town clerk's
That they are written in English also argues for a relatively late date;
however, the issues they address are so common that the ordinances could
have been made at any time during the 14th century.
- Items marked *** were
part of the aforementioned compilation begun in the 1423/24 mayoral
year [KL/C9/1 ff.15-18b], and seem to have been mostly gathered from
Hall Books (from where I have sought the dates of the individual
ordinances) for inclusion in a register of oaths, ordinances and