Epping's Market Charter: Established 1253

Epping has actually had four Charters granted for it's Market. The first was granted in 1253 by King Henry III to the Abbott of Waltham Abbey for a Market at Epping Heath. This original Market was, like today's, held on a Monday. In 1575, Queen Elizabeth I granted a Charter to a Mr Thomas Heneage to hold a market on a Friday in the Manor of Epping. Heneage was born at Copped Hall and was a Privy Councillor to Henry VIII and a member of Queen Elizabeth's Court, being appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1590. The third Charter was granted in 1683 by King Charles II to Thomas Grey. We do not have details as to exactly who Thomas Grey was, although there was a Thomas Grey, 2nd E

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