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Witness myself at Westminster, the eleventh day of January, in the eighteenth year of our reign.

GRIMSTON and PINDAR.

• S Thomas Estcourt, Masters of Examined by us, Jo. COELL,

Chancery.

HEADS OF THE CLAUSES

IN THE CHARTER OF LONDONDERRY.

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Page Letters Patent of King Charles the Second ...xiii King James's Charter recited . . . . . . . . . ib. Grants by the Society recited . . . . . . . . . xiv Repeal of the said Charter recited . King Charles the First's promise of restitution recited , ib. Reasons of the present Grant .....

. . . . ib. The city of Derry, and other granted premises, to be the

county of Londonderry . . . . . . . . . . XV The City to be called Londonderry . . . . . . . ib. Extent of the Liberties thereof . . . . . . . . ib, Extent of the Liberties of Coleraine . . . . . . . xvi Inhabitants of Londonderry incorporated And made capable to purchase, grant, and demise Lands, &c. · : ; ;

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. . . . . ib. To plead and be impleadei . . .

na be impleaded · · · · · · · · · XVI To have a Common Seal . . . . . . . . . . ib. To have a Mayor . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. Twelve Aldermen . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. . Two Sheriffs · ·

· · · · · ib. One Chamberlain . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. Twenty-four Burgesses . . . . . . . . . . . The Mayor and Common Council empowered to make

By-Laws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. With Penalties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1b. To their own use . . . . . . . . . . . . . XIX Their Ordinances not to be repugnant to the Laws of Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib.

:L And to be certified to the Society within four months And to be approved or disapproved by them within six. · months . . . . . . . . . . . . . . And to be in force if approved . ........ ib. i Or else void . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XX The first Mayor named, and how long to continue.. ib. The first Twelve Aldermen named . . . . . . . ib.

The two first Sheriffs named, and how long to continue . XX The first Chamberlain named, and how long to continue ib. The first Twenty-four Burgesseś named quam diu, &c. . xxi The Irish Society created . . . . . . . . . . ib. Of whom the same shall consist . . . . . . . . ib.

The Society incorporated, and by what name ... ib. Made capable to purchase . . . . . . . . . . xxii And to sue and be sued ... ... . . . . . . . ib. To have a Common Seal .....

. . ve a common Seal .

. . . . . . . ib. To be yearly elected, when, by whom, and in what manner ib. The first Governor, Deputy Governor, and twenty-four Assistants named sistants named

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: · · · · · · XXili When the first Election shall be . ........ xxiv The Governor and Assistants removeable, and how to be

supplied in case of death or removal . . . . . . ib. The Assistants to take the Oath of Office, and before

whom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. The Society, or any Nine (the Governor or his Deputy

being one), to hold Courts . . . . . . . . . ib. The Society to appoint their Officers . . . . . . XXV The Governor or Deputy to appoint times of meeting , ib. Whom the Common Council of Londonderry shall con

sist of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. By whom the Mayor shall be chosen, and when . . . xxvi Oaths to be taken by him, and when . . . . . . . ib., How long he shall continue ........ ib. But to be removeable, and by whom . . . . . . . ib. And how to be supplied in case of death or removal . xxvii New Mayor to be sworn, and betore whom . . . . ib. When the Sheriffs shall be chosen . . . . . . . . ib. And by whom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. But to be removeable, and by whom . . . . . . . xxviii In case of death or removal, how to be supplied . . . ib. How long the New Sheriffs shall continue . . . . . xxix Aldermen and Burgesses to be sworn, and before whom . ib. Aldermen removeable, and by whom . . . . . . . ib. In case of death or removal, how to be supplied . . . ib. Aldermen to continue quam diu, &c. . . . . . . ib. The Common Council to fine such as refuse the office of

Mayor or Alderman, and to what extent . . . . . XXX How those Fines shall be recovered . . . . . . . ib. Sheriffs refusing to serve to be fined, and to what extent ib. How their Fines shall be levied . . . . . . . . xxxi All the said Fines granted to the Corporation . . ib. The Mayor and Sheriff's to be resident in the city . . ib. Chief Burgesses to be removeable, and by whom . . . xxxii And how to be supplied in case of death or removal . . ib. To be sworn, and before whom . . . . . . . . . ib. Chamberlain removeable, and by whom . . . . . . ib. And to be sworn, and before whom . . . . . . . ib. That there shall be a Recorder . . . . . . . . XXXIN

The first Recorder named .. ....... . xxxiii
But to be removeable, and by whom . . . . . .' : ib.
The King to nominate future Recorders . . . . . ib.
Sword Bearer, and by whom to be chosen . . . . . xxxiv
Six Serjeants at Mace, and by whom to be chosen · ib.
To be attendant on the Mayor and Sheriffs . . . . . ib.
To be sworn before the Mayor . . . . . . . . . 1b.
And may carry Maces . . . . . . . . . . . XXXV
Corporation to observe their Charter . . . . . . . ib.
The Premises granted to the Society . . . . . . . ib.
Exceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lxii
Habendum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lxiv
Tenendum · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 10.
The Reddendum . . . . . . . .....

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. lxv The Society's Covenant to maintain a Garrison in the

Castle of Culmore . . . . . . . . . . . lxix And to employ all the timber towards the Plantation ib. The King's Covenant to indemnify the Society against

all arrears to the Crown . . . . . . . . . . JXX Lease of the Customs of Londonderry ...... lxxi Londonderry made a Port of Entry . . . . . . . lxxii Grant of the Office of Vice-Admiralty . . . . . . lxxiii Exclusive liberty granted to the Society and their Tenants

to export their own growths . . . . . . . . . ib. Grant of Fishing, Fowling, Hawking, and Hunting •' . lxxiv Liberty to pack their Fish on any shore .. . ib. No raw flax, hemp, wool, yarn, or hides to be exported

without the Society's License . . . . . . . . lxxv The King's Covenant to indemnify the Society against all other Titles under the Crown .

.. ib Exception ::.................. ib. And for quiet enjoyment ...,

. . . lxxvi Londonderry and Coleraine freed from Patents of Privi

lege . . . . . . . . . . . . . · · · · ib. And that none shall be granted in future . . . . . ib. And that the premises shall not be taxed by the Governors ib. The King's Covenant for further Privileges . . . ib. And to assent to any Acts of Parliament for that purpose lxxvii The Society empowered to create Manors . . . . . lxxviii And to grant by Copy of Court Roll . . . . . . . ib. And to create Courts Leet, &c. . . . . . . . . lxxix And to enjoy the profits thereof .. . . Grant of Waifs, Strays, Deodands, and Goods confiscated lxxx Londonderry to have a Court of Record, and before

whom and for what purposes . . . . . : i . ib. The said Court empowered to punish for Contempts . lxxxi Jurors making default to forfeit, as in London, to the use of

the Corporation ...... .... . ... ib. A Prothonotary to the said Court to be appointed . . ib. : And a Town Clerk; who shall be Clerk of the Peace for ::

the city and county, and Prothonotary ...i . lxxxii .........

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The first Town Clerk named . . . . . . . . . lxxxii
To be removeable, and by whom . . . . . . . .Ixxxiii
To continue for life unless removed . . . . . . . ib.
To be sworn, and before whom . . . . . . . .Ixxxiv
Citizens of Derry to be Toll-free all over Ireland. . . ib.
Acquittal of murder within the said City and Liberties

granted to the Corporation . . . . . . . . . ib. Grant of the Sheriffwick of the City and County to the

Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. Sheriffs of the City to be Sheriffs of the County . . . ib. Forestallers to be punished . . . . . . . . . lxxxv Colourers of Foreign Goods to be disfranchised : . Freemen to bear Scot and Lot

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: : : : : : . ib. Who to have the Custody of the Common Seal ... ib. And of the Weights and Beams . ....... ib. Foreigners to pay Toll . . . . . . . . . . . lxxxvi And not to sell by Retail . . . . . . . . . . ib. Or use any Mystery or Manual Occupation .... ib. All Forfeitures granted to the Corporation, and how to

be recovered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. Abrocers to be chosen and sworn . . . . . . . ib. Common Hosts (though not free) to partake of certain

charges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lxxxvii Aldermen to be taxed as other Citizens

izens

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. . . . ib. The Mayor to be first in the Commission of Gaol Deli

very . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. Infangthef, Outfangthef, and Felons' Goods, granted to

the Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. No Clerk of the Market, or other Officer of the Crown

to interfere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. The Mayor to be sole Escheator, except in Coleraine . ib. No Process to be executed in the County, but by the

Sheritts . . . . . . . . . . . . . lxxxviii No Purveyor to take Goods from the Inhabitants

against their will .. . .. .. . ... . ib. No Market to be within seven miles of the City . . ib. Foreigners not to buy from or sell to Foreigners .. Victuallers to be under the Rule of the Mayor and

Aldermen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. The Custody of the Gates granted to the Corporation : ib. And the Tronage of sundry Merchandizes ..... ib. The Mayor, Recorder, and certain Aldermen to be Jug

tices of the Peace within the City ..... lxxxix The Quorum · · · · · · · · · · · · · ib. Their power . . . . . . . . . . . . . XC Sheriffs to attend them . . . . . . . . . . . xci Oaths to be taken by the Mayor, and before whom . . ib. And by the Recorder and other Justices,and before whom ib. Justices at large not to interfere in the City . . . . xcii The Mayor, Recorder, and certain Aldermen to be Jus

tices of the Peace in the County ....... ib.

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The Sessions and Assizes to be held in the City . . , xcii All Fines and Felons' Goods granted to the Corporation xciii And the Assize and Assay of Bread and Beer, . ib. And the Office of the Clerk of the Markets in the City :

and Liberties . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. And the Execution of Writs' except Coleraine . . . ib. And the Appointment of Under-Sherifis, Clerks, &c. . . xciv Aldermen not to be put in Assizes, Juries, &c. out of the

City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib.. A Market granted to the Corporation, and when to be held ib. And a yearly Fair. .. And View of Frankoledas .... AC

View of Frankpledge . . . . . . . . . . ib. And the offices of Keepers of the Great Beam and Great

Balance, by them or their Deputies ...., . ib. The offices of Packer and Porter established ...xcvi And that of Garbler . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. And that of Gauger ...... . . .. . ib. The said offices granted to the Corporation to be

cuted by themselves or deputies . . . . . . . XCVI The Corporation to choose a Coroner . . . . . . XCVII Before whom to be sworn . . . . . . . . . . xcvi No other Coroner to interfere . . . . . . . . . ib. The Corporation to arrest Malefactors . . . . . . ib. The Corporation to send two Burgesses to Parliament ib. The Sheriffs to issue Precepts for that purpose . . xcix The Corporation empowered to erect Guilds and Fra

ternities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. And to have a Common Goal for the City and County ci The King's Covenant to explain and amend this Charter And for further Assurance . . . . . . . . . cii The Members of the Society to take the oath of office,

and before whom . . . . . . . . . . . . The Aldermen, Burgesses, Sheriffs, &c. to take certain

oaths, and before whom . . The Members of the Society to take the like oaths . . ib. These Letters Patent, or the Inrollment thereof, to be

effectual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CIV Non Obstante Clause . . . . . . . . . . . ib. The King releases all Sums received since the death of

Charles the First, for the purchase of any of the Premises These Letters Patent to be sealed without fine to the

Crown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . If Inrolled in six months . . . . . . . . . . ib. Teste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib.

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