Extracts from J E Smith's typed notes, now deposited at Northamptonshire Record Office
Higham Ferrers, first incorporated in the 2nd & 3rd of Philip & Mary, Charter granted in the 36th of Charles II.
Higham Ferrers, Duty on 'Carts & Waggons' Mr Eccles Higham authorised to grant Licence. ('Mercury', Oct 27 1783)
Higham Ferrers Jany 11 1731.
This is to give Notice to all Gentlemen, Chapmen, Dealers etc. that at Higham Ferrers, county of Northampton, on Wednesday & Thursday the 20th & 21st of January next will be held a large Fair for all sorts of Horses & which will be continued yearly on the Wednesday & Thursday before St Paul.
Higham Ferrers 'Mercury' Feb 4 1782
Whereas the most illegal & ungenteel Liberties have been taken in the Manor of Higham & Great Harrowden, belonging to the Marquis of Rockingham, quantity of fish destroyed, proceedings ......
Northampton Mercury, Sept 1793
Higham Ferrers Statute For Hiring of Servants, will be holden on Tuesday next, the 17th instant, at the Green Dragon Inn, in Higham Ferrers.