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Taunton

(tôn`tən, tän`–), city (1991 pop. 47,793), county seat of Somerset, SW England, on the Trove River. Its industries include the manufacture of textiles, shirts, gloves, and precision instruments. Taunton is also a market and railroad junction. Tourism is economically important. There are three well-known schools for boys: King's College (1293), Queen's College (1843), and Taunton School (1847). In 1685, after Monmouth's Rebellion, Baron Jeffreys of WemJeffreys of Wem, George Jeffreys, 1st Baron,
1645?–1689, English judge under Charles II and James II. A notoriously cruel judge, he presided over many of the trials connected with the Popish Plot (see Oates,
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 held the Bloody Assizes in Taunton.

Taunton

(tăn`tən, tŏn–), industrial city (1990 pop. 49,832), a seat of Bristol co., SE Mass., on the Taunton River; settled 1638, inc. as a city 1864. It has been a center of the silverware industry since 1824. Other manufactures include rubber, textiles, clothing, leather, gold and silver products, and plastics. The city was an ironworking center from 1656 to 1876. Nearby are three state parks.

Taunton

a market town in SW England, administrative centre of Somerset: scene of Judge Jeffreys' "Bloody Assize" (1685) after the Battle of Sedgemoor. Pop.: 58 241 (2001)
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