William Taylor's Burden





[the document begins with a Latin header to the effect that what follows was a decision of the Quarter Sessions held in Wigan in 1694.]

 This court doth require William Taylor of Coppull immediately upon sight hereof  to repairs before the next Justice of peace and take his oath for the execucion of the office of a constable within the said towne for the yeare ensueing under the paine of five pounds to be imposed and levied upon him making default.