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A00136 Articles ecclesiastical to be enquired of by the church-wardens and sworne-men within the [blank] in the visitation of the [blank] and in the ([blank] yeere of the reigne of our most dread soueraigne lord King Iames) Church of England. 1621 (1621) STC 10133.9; ESTC S421 7,466 15

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