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chico Origins: Tillbury or Tilsburie? (6) Origins: Tillbury or Tilsburie? 18 May 07

Is the spot where Elizabeth I gave her speech TILLBURY or TILSBURIE? Was it ever pronounced with the 's'?

Thomas Deloney's broadside (below) uses 's'.

Anyone live near there that can say?

Queenes visiting of the Campe at Tilsburie with her entertainment there.
AIR -- 'Wilsons Wilde'

    C                  F       G7      C                G7       C
Within the yeare of Christ our Lord a thousand and five hundreth full
And eightie eight by iust record the which no man may disannull.
    C                F      G7          C            F         C   G7
And in the thirtieth yeare remaining, of good Queene Elizabeths raigning,
A mightie power there was prepared by Philip, then the king of Spaine
   C         F       C       G7       C       F       G7       C
Against the maiden Queene of England, which in peace before did raigne.

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