- 1707 (Creation)
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Accession Number: 13
Petition for Incorporation
This document records the earlier petition for the incorporation of Croydon as a Borough, addressed to William III and Mary in 1690. The proposal was approved by Queen Mary in May 1691; but, the Secretary of State being quickly removed, her order in Privy Council for a warrant to authorise a charter was never executed. (There may have been some political interference by the Archbishops of Canterbury.) The present petition, addressed to Queen Anne, is therefore for the order to be renewed.
Item date: 1707
Depositor's Name: Pelton, J O, 1854-1938, Alderman
Accession date: Dec 1931
Custodial history: Originally among the papers of Thomas Preston, sometime official of the Privy Council Office. c1903 acquired by Thomas Toon, of Walton Street, Chelsea, dealer in antiques and curiosities. Aug 1903 sold by Troon to Councillor J O Pelton. Purchased by Croydon Corporation in 1931.
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