Documents : Letters Patent of Henry VI


<p style='text-align: justify;'>Granting to Sir John de Assheton permission to hold two fairs annually in the town of Ashton under Lyne on the eve, feast-day and morrow of the feast of St Swithin [1-3 July] and on the eve, feast-day and morrow of the feast of St Martin in the winter [10-12 November], and a market every Monday, and to receive the profits from those fairs and markets in perpetuity. Dated at: Lancaster. Dating: Sir John de Assheton died 1428, ruling out a date of 14 Hen 6 (1435/6). Endorsed: i) "Seven and Twentieth"; ii) "The Charter for the Fayres and Markett at Ashton under Lyne". Deed poll on parchment, Lancaster Palatine seal in green wax.</p>

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