Lot 67 (Oak, Clocks, Musical Boxes & Cameras, 16th September 2015)

A manuscript Chronicle of local and national events wiritten in a neat hand on three parchment scrolls by Rev John Cotton (1686-1757), sometime vicar of Meole Brace, Hanwood and St. Alkmund's, Shrewsbury, written between circa 1710 and 1750. Scroll 1: 208cm, 1638-1722; Scroll 2: 71cm, 1722-1725; Scroll 3, 142cm, 1738-1750. Sample Entries: 1716. The new organ in St. Chad's open'd with great solemnity and variety of Musick. July 26th 1723. Robert Bolan and William his son who suffered for a barbarous murder commited on the bodies of William Mattheas and Walter Whitcomb. The Father is since hanged in chains upon a Gibbet in the London Road about four miles from Shrewsbury.

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