[Laws of] The TEMPORAL GOVERNMENT. [the Market.]311

[Laws of] The TEMPORAL GOVERNMENT. [the Market.]

number of Feet, or greater quantity of Ground shall be allotted to any Stall or Standing, than is appointed by the said Act of Common Council, Then and in such Case the said Farmers may require and take an advanced Rent proportionably, and in proportion to the Rates appointed by the said Act of Common Council.

V. We do order and appoint, That the said Farmers, their Executors, Administrators or Assigns, shall not remove any of the Occupiers of the said Stalls or Standings now being, or that hereafter shall be by them thereto admitted, out of or from the said Stalls or Standings, without the free and voluntary consent of such Occupiers; except for the non-payment of the Rent appointed to be paid for the same by the said Act of Common Council, or breach of the settled and established Rules of the said Markets.

VI. We order and appoint, That the Occupiers of such Stalls or Standings in any of the said Markets, shall not transfer or assign over the use or occupation of any Stall or Standing in any of the said Markets to any Person or Persons whatsoever, nor shall use and imploy the same otherwise than according to the Laws and Constitutions of the said Markets.

VII. We do order and appoint, That when any Stall or Standing in any of the said Markets shall be vacant, it shall be in the Power of the said Farmers to appoint such Person or Person to have the same, as they the said Farmers shall think fit, without taking any Gratuity or Reward for preferring one before another, or any advance or increase of Rents.

VIII. We do order and appoint, That no Person shall hereafter be compelled to pay the said Farmers any Rent or sum of Money for Weights or Scales, except such persons as sell Flesh, or other Commodities usually sold by Weight; and all Persons uttering Flesh or other Commodities usually sold by Weight, shall pay such Rent or other Sum to the said Farmers for finding such Weights and Scales, as is appointed or allowed by the said Act of Common Council; whether such Persons use the said Farmers Weights and Scales or not. And the said Farmers are to provide a sufficient number of Weights and Scales for the use of the said Persons, and to keep the same in publick and convenient Places in each of the said Markets, for the use of the said Persons, and others resorting to the said Markets.

IX. We do order and appoint, That the said Farmers shall not lett out the Stalls or Standings of the said Market for the use or exercise of any Trade, or sale of any Commodities thereon, other than the Provision usually brought to the said Markets, and by the Laws and Constitutions of the City of London allowed to be sold there; And if the Occupiers of any such Stall or Standing shall employ or use the same for sale of any other Commodities than as aforesaid, the said Farmers shall upon Notice thereof, within convenient time, use their utmost lawful endeavours to remove such Person from the use of such Stall or Standing.

X. We do order and appoint, That the Farmers shall hold their Markets only on such Days, and at such Hours in the Day, as by the Laws and Customs of the City of London for constituting and Regulating the said Markets are appointed.

XI. We do order and appoint, that the said Farmers shall not lett out the Streets and Lanes of the said City to Hawkers, or other People bringing Food or Victuals, not coming unto any publick Market, nor shall the said Farmers take any Money or other Reward from Persons hawking and selling Roots, Green Pease, or other Provisions through the said Streets or Lanes, or any of them.

XII. Lastly, We do hereby order and appoint, that in case the said Thomas Burdett and Thomas Kilner do pay the said Sum of four hundred Pounds, herein before appointed to be paid by them to the said Peter Parker and Isaac Grevil, according to the Appointment aforesaid, then all Persons prosecuting, or concerned in the Prosecution of the said Farmers of the said Markets, or their Agents, for or upon any account of any supposed Exactions, Extortions, or unlawful Tolls, Duties, Fines, or Rents, or any other Matter or Thing whatsoever relating to the said Markets, done, had, or committed, or supposed to be done, had, or committed by the said Farmers, their Agents or Servants, at any time before the Day of the Date of the said Rule of Reference, shall and do declare their free Consent before Mr. Attorney General, for the Stay of all further Prosecution by reason of the Premisses; and shall and do use their utmost endeavours for the procuring a Noli Prosequi to be entred upon Record at the Charge of the said Farmers, to and upon all Indictments and Informations upon the Account aforesaid, found, exhibited, or commenced, or hereafter to be commenced or prosecuted, touching or relating to the said Premisses, for any thing done or committed therein before the Date of the said Rule. In Witness whereof, we the said Sir Nathan Wright and Sir Bartholomew Shower have hereunto set our Hands and Seals the Tenth Day of June, in the Ninth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William the Third, by the Grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Annoq; Dom. 1697.


Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared by the said Sir Nath. Wright and Sir Barth. Shower, for and as their Award, the same being duly Stamped in the Presence of
Randolph Stracey.
Stephen Johnson.
Nathan Wright.
Barthol. Shower.


The Rates, Tolls, and Duties, as settled and appointed to be taken of the Market Folks by the Act of Common Council, 17 Septemb. 1674. Which the Farmers in the Covenants of their Lease are obliged not to exceed, on the Penalty of Ten Pounds for every Offence, are as followeth; viz.

 

FOR every Stall or Standing of 8 foot long and 4 foot broad, for Sale of Flesh-Meat or Fish, 2s. 6d. per Week.

For every Stall or Standing of 6 foot long, and 4 foot broad, 2s. per Week.

Fpr every Stall or Standing of 6 or 8 foot long, and 4 foot broad, for other Commodities, 3d. per Day.

For every Horse-Load of Provisions not upon Stalls, nor under publick Shelter, 2d. per Day.

Fo every Dosser of like Provisions, 1d. per Day.

For every Cart-Load, with not above 3 Horses, 4d per Day.

For every Cart-Load, with 4 Horses or above, 6d. per Day.

For all Fruit brought by Land or Water, and pitched in any of the Publick Markets; for each Prickel or Basket, holding not above one Bushel, one halfpenny per Day.

For each Basket, Dosser, or Maund, holding above 2 Bushels, 1d. per Day. To be paid by the People that bring or receive them.

For every Standing of 6 foot square, for the Gardeners, 20s. per Annum.

For every Standing of the poorer sort of Country People, bringing Weeds and Physick-Herbs of 4 foot long, and 2 foot broad, 1d. per Day.

For every Standing for Fruitsellers and standing Herb-Women, not above 8 foot long, and 4 foot broad, or 6 foot square, 12d per Week.

For