The first existing grant of a market and fairs to Bridport is dated 1593, but it appears from the Quo Warranto Rolls that Edward I.
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BRIDPORT, a market town and municipal borough in the Western parliamentary division of Dorsetshire, England, 18 m.
Bridport was evidently of some importance before the Conquest, when it consisted of 120 houses rated for all the king's services and paying geld for five hides.
For the ancient farm of Bridport, and that the men of the town owed tallage to the amount of 53s.
Bridport was represented in parliament by two members from 1395 to 1867.
SIR SAMUEL HOOD (1762-1814), British vice-admiral, cousin of Lord Hood and of Lord Bridport, entered the Royal Navy in 1776.
13 frigates and 15 ~tnal1er vessels set sail from Brest, ~ carrying an expeditionary force of some 13,000 men under General Hoche~ The British fleet, under Lord Bridport, was wintering at Spithead; and before it could put to sea the French had slipped past.
Bridport was incorporated by James I.