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Monarchs William and Mary

 
 
Reply Fri 5 Oct, 2018 04:20 am
Which town in the west of England (It is claimed) has the only document in the UK to bear both the signatures of William and Mary, when monarchs here?
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sophocles
 
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Reply Fri 5 Oct, 2018 11:14 am
@sophocles,
Proving very difficult to find obviously. Must be something to do with the English Bill of Rights (1689) but heaven knows in what town you can locate it!
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 5 Oct, 2018 11:37 am
@sophocles,
The first city William of Orange entered was Exeter. I don't know if that's of much help. I've not heard of any such claim I'm afraid and where I live is classed as the West (just).

The sort of document you talk of may be the kind of thing held in cathedrals. Try the cathedrals first and see what they have in their archives. Off the top of my head Salisbury, Winchester, Wells and Exeter jump out.

If not a cathedral then a town hall, but if it's a town and not a city you've got your work cut out. There's a lot of towns out there.

This is a link to Exeter Cathedral's archives to help start you off. They might even be able to answer your question.
https://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/history-heritage/library-archives/<br />

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sophocles
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2018 04:00 am
@sophocles,
Thanks for your help. The town of Newton Abbot looks promising but nothing definitive yet!
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2018 05:27 am
@sophocles,
It's a lovely place to visit.
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fresco
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2018 03:43 pm
@sophocles,
https://www.devonmuseums.net/William-of-Orange's-Proclamation-1688-Leaflet/Newton-Abbot-Town-and-GWR-Museum/View-Product/
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