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Price Fixing in Elizabethan Poole

User Avatar Penelope Lovesy 19/06/2020 23:34:45
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The Clerk of the Market’s instructions in 1588 includes the following passage relating to price fixing by grain merchants: “victuallers conspiring by oath or promise not to sell but at prices certain agreed between them”....will...”lose £10 or 28 days imprisonment for the first offence, for the second £20 or stand on the pillory and for the third offence to lose one ear and be infamous”.

Poole’s corn market used to be in the High St.

This document is in the care of the Dorset History Centre, reference: Clerk to Market Court 179.A20 1649

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