Newport Borough Court Book

Isle of Wight Record Office and Archive: NBC/45/22

f 336 (26 April)


Item that noe mynstrell or musicon shall playe & neither in the streates or victualling howses within this towne after nyne of the clocke in the nighte vppon paine of losinge theire instrumentes:/

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    • Item: in display script
  • Endnote

    This item occurs in a list of ordinances which are repeated frequently; those concerned with baking, brewing, keeping streets clean, and so forth appear each time, but this regulation of musicians appears much less often.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Newport Borough Court Book
    Repository: Isle of Wight Record Office and Archive
    Shelfmark: NBC/45/22
    Repository location: Newport

    The court book recorded the actions of Newport's borough court, most of which had to do with regulating trade in the town – restricting sale of foodstuffs on the sabbath, licensing tipplers, and the like.

    1588–1608; Latin and English; paper; iii + 375 + iii; 349mm x 250mm; modern pencil foliation; modern brown suede cover, title on spine (gold lettering on red insert): 'Borough of Newport | Records of the Courts | 30th Elizabeth | 5th James 1st.'

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