Romsey in Charter Year, 1607, & the Years that FollowedBarbara Burbridge and Phoebe Merrick (2007)112pp 173gISBN 978-0-9069212-8-9Romsey and its people in 1607 when Romsey became a borough
Romsey in Charter Year, 1607
- The story of Romsey between its two 17th century Royal Charters 1607 and 1698. During the middle ages, Romsey was owned by the nuns of Romsey Abbey. Following the closure of the monastery in 1539, there was an interregnum that lasted nearly 70 years. Then in 1607, the inhabitants of Romsey Infra obtained a charter from James I which gave them corporate status as a borough. Subsequently a second charter was needed in order to allow the Corporation to hold additional charitable property. This work looks at the town and people of Romsey in 1607 and explains the charters and their implications for the town.