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be from time to time ratified, confirmed and approved by the mayor and aldermen of the city aforesaid for the time being (whereof the mayor of the city aforesaid for the time being we will always to be one), before that the same laws, orders and ordinances be published to be observed or put in execution; all which fines, amerciaments and forfeitures so from time to time to be imposed, assessed and forfeited, for us our heirs and successors we do give and grant to the said mayor and commonalty and citizens of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, and to their successors for ever.

And further of our more abundant especial grace, and of our and to have certain knowledge and mere motion, we will, and by these pre- a com

gaol for the sents, for us, our heirs and successors, do grant and confirm

urm city and to the said mayor and commonalty and citizens of the city of Lon county. donderry aforesaid, and their successors, that they and their successors for ever hereafter may have one gaol in any convenient place within the said city of Londonderry, to be chosen by the mayor and the greater part of the common council of the same city for the time being, for what person soever to be arrested or attached for whatsoever felonies, trespasses, misdemeanours, and other matters and causes whatsoever within the said city and county of Londonderry, or to the same gaol to be committed, to be there safely kept and remain until, according to the laws of our realm of Ireland, they be in due manner from thence delivered. 'And we being willing that as well the said mayor and commonalty and citizens of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, and their successors, as the said Society of the governor and assistants of London of the new plantation in Ulster aforesaid, and their successors, and every of them respectively, may have, hold, use and enjoy all and singular the castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, liberties, franchises, and all and singular other the premises above by these presents respectively before granted or confirmed, with all their appurtenances, according to the true intention in these presents declared, notwithstanding any ambiguities, defects or misprisions whatsoever slipped into these our letters patente

Of our especial grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, The king's we will and do signify, and by these presents, for us, our heirs covenant to and successors, do covenant and grant to and with the said mayor explain and and commonalty and citizens of the city of Londonderry, and Charter.

amend this their successors, that if and whensoever it shall happen, any ambiguity or defect, or any ambiguities or defects shall arise or be found in these our letters patent at any time hereafter, for or by reason that the said liberties, franchises and privileges, and other the premises by these presents mentioned or intended to be

granted and confirmed to the same mayor and commonalty and · citizens of the city aforesaid, or any of them, are not plainly ex

pressed or granted, by words sufficient and ample enough, or for any other cause or matter whatsoever, that the said mayor, and commonalty and citizens of the city of Londonderry afore* said cannot use and enjoy the same premises by virtue and force

And for further assurance.

of these presents, according to the intent and plain signification of the words contained in these our letters patent :

Then, and so often, upon the humble petition of the same mayor and commonalty and citizens of the said city of Londonderry aforesaid and their successors, to be in that behalf exhibited and preferred to us, our heirs or successors, and upon due examination and certificate of such ambiguities and defects in that behalf to be made by the attorney-general of us, our heirs or successors of our kingdom of England for the time being, we, our heirs and successors, will make and cause to be made, to the said mayor and commonalty and citizens of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, and their successors, other letters patent, to be sealed with the great seal of England, or with the great seal of Ireland, with the explanation, amendment and supply of all such doubts, ambiguities and defects as in that behalf it shall seem to be reasonable and requisite to us our heirs and successors.

And for the better giving, granting, securing, and confirmation of the same premises to the same mayor and commonalty and citizens of the said city of Londonderry, and their success sors, according to our true intent, and according to the intent and plain signification of the words in these our letters patent contained, any thing in these presents to the contrary potwithstanding

Also we will, and by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, do covenant and grant to and with the said Society of the governor and assistants of London of the new plantation in Ulster aforesaid, and their successors, that if, and as often as it shall happen, any doubt, question, ambiguity or defect, or any doubts, questions, ambiguities, or defects in these our letters patent at any time hereafter shall arise or be found, for or by reason that the said castles, lordships, manors, lands, tenements, liberties and hereditaments, and other the premises mentioned, or intended by these presents to be granted and confirmed to the same Society, or any of them, are not plainly expressed or granted with words sufficient and ample enough, or for or in respect of the misnaming or misreciting, or not true mentioning or describing of the same premises, or any of them, or the places, territories or countries in which the same, or any of them, are situate, lying or being, or for any other cause or matter whatsoever, so that the said Society and their successors shall be prevented from using and enjoying the same premises, or some or any of them, according to the true intent of these our letters patent : then and so often, upon the humble petition of the same Society or their successors, to us, our heirs or successors, in that behalf to be exhibited and preferred, and upon due examination and certificate of such doubts or defects in that behalf to be made by the attorney-general of us our heirs or successors of our realm of England for the time being, we, our heirs and successors, will make and grant, or cause to be made and granted to the said Society and their successors, other letters patent, to be sealed with the great seal of England, or with the great seal of Ireland, with the explanation, amendment and supply of the same doubts and defects as it shall seem to be requisite and reasonable in that behalf to us, our heirs and successors.

And for the better giving, granting, securing and confirming the same premises to the same Society and their successors, according to the true intention of these letters patent, and the plain signification of the words in these our letters-patent contained, any thing in these presents to the contrary notwithstanding.

And further we will, and by these presents for us, our heirs The memand successors, do ordain and firmly enjoining do command, bers of the

de Society to that the present governor of the Society aforesaid, and his de- ;

* take the puty above named, and all the assistants of the said Society by oath of these our letters patent above named and constituted, and all office; and governors and assistants of the Society aforesaid, and every of before them hereafter by virtue of these presents to be named and whom. elected, and all and every deputy of any such governor for the time being, before they or any of them be admitted to the exercise or execution of such office or offices, place or places respectively, shall take their corporal oath upon the holy evangelists, before the mayor of the city of London aforesaid for the time being, well and faithfully to execute such office and offices, place and places respectively; to which said mayor of the city of London aforesaid for the time being, we do, by these presents, give and grant full power and authority from time to time to give and administer the same oaths.

And further we will, and by these presents, for us, our heirs The alderand successors, do ordain and firmly enjoining do command, men, burthat the aldermen, chief burgesses, slieriffs, chamberlain, and all gess

riffs, &c. to other officers and ministers of the said city of Londonderry, and take certain every of them, in or by these our letters patent now named, oaths; and appointed, or constituted, or by virtue or according to the before tenor of the same our letters patent hereafter to be namell, elect- whom. ed, or constituted, before they or any of them be admitted or do otherwise in that behalf enter upon the execution or exercise of the office or offices, place or places, to which so as aforesaid they are now. respectively named, appointed, or constituted, or hereafter in form aforesaid to be named, elected, or constituted, shall take, and every of them shall take the oaths of allegiance and supremacy upon the holy evangelists, before the mayor or recorder of the city of Londonderry aforesaid for the time being, in the presence of the aldermen of the same city for the time being, or the major part of them; to which mayor and recorder of the city of Londonderry aforesaid for the time being, and either and every of them, we do, by these presents, give and grant full power and authority, from time to time, in form aforesaid to give and administer the said several oaths.

And further we will, and by these presents for us our heirs and The memsuccessors do ordain and firmly enjoining do command, that the bers of the governor and assistants of the said Society of the governor and as.

dos Society to

take the sistants of London of the new plantation in Ulster within the realm like oaths. of Ireland aforesaid, and the deputy of the same governor, and

all other officers and ministers of the same Society and every of them, in or by these our letters patent now named, appointed or constituted, or by virtue or according to the tenor of the same our letters patent hereafter to be named, elected or constituted, before they or any of them be admitted or do otherwise in that behalf enter upon the execution or exercise of the office or of fices, place or places to which they are so aforesaid now named, elected or constituted respectively, or hereafter in form aforesaid to be named, elected or constituted, they and every of them shall take the oaths of allegiance and supremacy upon the holy evangelists, before such person or persons which by the laws and statutes of this our realm of England are appointed and designed or hereafter shall be appointed and designed to give and administer

such oaths. These let- And further, we will, and by these presents for us, our heirs ters patent, and successors do grant to the said Society of the governor and or the inrol. assistants of London of the new plantation in Ulster aforesaid and ment thereof, to be ef

obesef their successors, and to the said mayor and commonalty and cifectual. tizens of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, and their successors,

that these our letters patent, or the inrollment of the same, shall be in and by all things for ever firm, strong, good, sufficient and effectual in the law, against us our heirs and successors, as well in all our courts as elsewhere within our kingdoms of England and Ireland, without any confirmations, licenses or tolera. tion, in any manner hereafter to be procured or obtained of us

our heirs or successors. Non-ob. And notwithstanding the ill naming or ill reciting or not reciting stante the said territories, lands, tenements, advowsons, waters, rivers, clause.

fishings, piscaries, and other the premises by these presents before granted and confirmed, or any of them or any parcel thereof.

And notwithstanding the not finding of any office or inquisition of the premises, or any parcel thereof, by which our title ought to be found before the making of these our letters patent.

And notwithstanding the misreciting or not reciting of any demise or grant made of the premises or any parcel thereof, being of record or not of record.

And notwithstanding the misnaming, or not naming, or not truly naming any town, hamlet, parish, place or county in which the premises or any part thereof are or is.

And notwithstanding that of the names of the tenants, farmers or occupiers of the premises or any parcel thereof, full true and certain mention is not made. .

And notwithstanding any defect of or in the certainty or com. putation or declaration or omission of, the true yearly value of the premises or of any parcel thereof, or of the yearly rent reserved of and upon the premises or of and upon any parcel there. of, expressed and contained in these our letters patent. .

And notwithstanding any other defects in not naming or not truly naming any tenant, farmer or occupier of the premises or any parcel thereof.

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And notwithstanding the statute made in the parliament of the lord Henry the Sixth, late king of England our predecessor, in the eighteenth year of his reign.

And notwithstanding any other defects in the not truly and , rightly naming of the nature, kind, form, quantity or quality of the premises or any parcel thereof.

And notwithstanding any law, statute, provision, ordinance, direction, restraint, or any other thing cause or matter whatsoever. • And we of our further special grace, certain knowledge and The King mere motion, for us our heirs and successors, do pardon, remise, releases

all sums release, and for ever quit claim, to the mayor and commonalty ve and citizens of our city of London, and to all and singular com- since the panies and bodies politic of the same city which heretofore pur- death of chased any part of the premises in these our letters patent men- Charles the tioned and granted, or heretofore granted by the said letters pa

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purchase of tent of our said grandfather, and all and every of them, and all and an every of their successors whomsoever, and every member of premises. them, and every of them, and every other person whomsoever, all and singular sums of money which they or any of them have received by pretence or colour of the said letters patent of our grandfather aforesaid, or otherwise howsoever since the death of our illustrious father ; or for the honours, manors, lands, tenements and hereditaments, customs, fishings, and other things whatsoever in the same letters patent expressed and contained; and all rents, duties, customs, covenants, conditions, accompts, claims, and demands whatsoever, which we, our heirs or succes. sors, have or may have, or challenge for or concerning the premises, or any parcel of the same.

Also we will, and by these presents, for us, our heirs and suc- These letcessors, do grant to the said Society of the governor and assist- ters patent ants of London of the new plantation in Ulster aforesaid, that they to

Y without fine may and shall have these our letters patent, in due manner made to the and sealed under our great seal of England, without fine or fee crown, great or small, in any manner therefore to be yielded, paid, or made to us in our hanaper, or elsewhere to our use

Provided that the governor and assistants of London of the new if inrolled plantation in Ulster aforesaid do inroll, or cause to be inrolled, in six

onths. these our letters patent in the office of the remembrancer of them treasurer of our exchequer in England, within six months after the date hereof, to the end the same may there remain of record to our use.

Witness the king at Westminster the tenth day of April in the Teste. fourteenth year of his reign. · · We have caused the tenor of our said letters patent to be exemplified by these presents, at the request of the said Society. of the governor and assistants of London of the new plantation in Ulster aforesaid.

In witness-whereof, we have caused these our letters to be made patent.

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