Transcript of the Charter of the City of Gloucester

Scope and Content

A transcript, followed by a brief abstract, of the 1671 charter setting out the roles, rights and powers of the government of the city of Gloucester. The common council is vested in a mayor, high steward, recorder, twelve aldermen, a town clerk, two sheriffs, common-council, treasurer, chamberlain, sword-bearer, and other inferior officers.

Access Information

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the John Rylands Library from the bookseller J.E. Cornish in March 1927.


Description compiled by Henry Sullivan and Jo Humpleby, project archivists.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1928 (English MS 419).