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lawful or judicial removal from the same office of every such common clerk for the aforesaid town of Coleraine for the time

being, shall and may have full power to nominate, ordain, conTo conti.. stitute and admit one other fit person from time to time for the nue for life

e term of his life or otherwise as to the same mayor and aldermen

m f his life or on unless re. moved.

shall seem meet, to become the common clerk for the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and clerk and prothonotary of the court aforesaid, and also clerk of the peace and of our crown within

the aforesaid town of Coleraine and the liberty of the same. After ap- And that after such nomination, ordination, constitution, or pointment grant and admission, by the mayor and aldermen of the town to exercise his office,

le aforesaid for the time being, or the major part of them, (whereof

a and receive we will the mayor of the town aforesaid for the time being to be thefees be- always one,) such person so nominated, ordained, constituted longing and admitted, shall exercise the aforesaid office of common clerk

of the said town of Coleraine, clerk and prothonotary of the court aforesaid, and clerk of the peace and of our crown in the aforesaid town of Coleraine and the liberty of the same ; and shall have and receive of and for executing that office the wages, rewards, fees, profits and emoluments above by these presents appointed and ordained, any statute, law or ordinance, proviso, prohibition or restriction in our kingdom of England or Ireland made or enacted, or any other thing, cause or matter whatsoever,

notwithstanding. Coleraine And also we will, and for us our heirs and successors do ór. to be a sea- dain and constitute, that from henceforth for ever there be and portį shall be within the water or river of Bann, at or near the aforesaid

town of Coleraine, and in and throughout the liberty of the same town, a sea-port, and a port for the application and arrival of ships, boats, and other vessels, and for the loading and unloading of all and all manner of things, wares and merchandizes whatsoever, with all and all manner of rights, jurisdictions, liberties, free customs, customs, duties and privileges belonging, due or to be due to such a port, and that the same port be and shall be named, called and denominated, the port of the town of Cole raine aforesaid.

And further, of our more abundant grace for us our heirs and successors, we do grant to the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and their successors, and by these presents do will, command and firmly or. dain, and enjoining do command, that all and singular mer. chants, mariners, and all other persons whatsoever, carrying or bringing any things, wares or merchandizes into or within the aforesaid water of Bann, in any ship, boat or other vessel whatso ever on account of trade, and that any ship, boat or other vessel whatsoever loading or carrying any things, merchandizes, or wares, and coming and entering into or within the aforesaid water or river of Bann, from parts beyond seas, for the purpose of trade, shall not discharge and unload the same goods, merchandizes and wares, or any of them, at any port, creek, place or places whatsoever, save only at the aforesaid port of Coleraine.

And further we will, and by these presents for us our heirs to be free and successors do as much as in us lies grant to the aforesaid of toll mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine afore. throughout said, that all freemen of the aforesaid town of Coleraine and the Ireland. liberty of the same may be for ever quit and free for themselves and their goods through all Ireland, from all toll, wharf ge, anchorage, beaconage, package, pontage, piccage and lestage, and from all further tolls and packages whatsoever ; also we do grant for us our heirs and successors to the same mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town aforesaid, and their successors, to be quit of murder within the town of Coleraine aforesaid, the liberty and precincts of the same.

And further we will, and by these presents for us our heirs Forestallers and successors, do grant to the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and to be burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and their successors, punished. that no merchant or others may go to meet merchants, or other persons coming by land or by water with their merchandizes or victuals towards the town of Coleraine aforesaid, to buy or sell again the same wares or victuals until they come to the said town of Coleraine, and have there exposed their wares and victuals to sale, upon pain of such forfeiture and punishments and imprisonments as by the laws and statutes of the said kingdom of Ireland or otherwise may or ought to be imposed upon such offenders. · And that every year in the town of Coleraine aforesaid, as None to often as need shall be, it shall be inquired if any within the trade who liberty of the same town shall use merchandizing in that town are not free with the goods of others, which are not or shall not be of the

the of the town. same liberty, avowing the same goods to be their own, against their oath and contrary to the liberty of the town aforesaid ; and they who shall be thereof lawfully convicted, shall be de. prived of the liberty of the same town, at the will of the mayor and aldermen of the town aforesaid.

And that all and singular persons being free of the town Freemen to aforesaid, and willing to enjoy the liberties and free customs of bear scot the same, shall be in lot and scot, and partake of all charges and lot. for the maintaining the state of the same town, and for the liberty of the same, according to the oaths which they made when they were admitted to their freedom; and he who will not do this shall lose his freedom of the same town.

And that all and every person being free of that town, who shall remain out of the same town, and by himself or others shall use merchandizing within the said town of Coleraine and the liberty of the same, or that hereafter shall remain and exercise trades, shall be in lot and scot with the commonalty of the same town for their merchandize aforesaid; or otherwise be removed froin their freedom.

And that the common seal of the town of Coleraine aforesaid who shall shall remain in the custody of two aldermen, and two others of keep the the commonalty, by the mayor and aldermen and common coun- common cil of that town to be chosen for that purpose.

seal.

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Who shall And that the weights and balances concerning merchandizes keep the to be weighed between merchants, shall remain in the custody of weights and honest and sufficient men of the same town, and for this purbalances. pose to be chosen by the mayor and aldermen and common coun

cil of the town aforesaid, to be kept at the pleasure of the mayor and aldermen and common council of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and that they be not at all committed to others but

such as are so chosen. Non-free- And merchants and others who shall not be of the freedom of men not to the town of Coleraine, shall not sell by retail any wines or other sell wares, wares whatsoever within the same town of Coleraine, the liberty pain of or franchises of the same, upon pain of forfeiture of the thing so

bought, or the value thereof, to the use of the mayor, aldermen

and burgesses of the aforesaid town of Coleraine. or use trade. And also that no person being a foreigner from the freedom

of the town aforesaid, shall use and exercise within the same town, liberty or franchises, any art, mystery or manual occupation whatsoever, to make his gain and profit thereof, upon pain of forfeiture of forty shillings for every time wherein such person shall use or exercise within the said town of Coleraine, the liberty or precincts of the same, any art, mystery or manual oc

cupation as aforesaid. To whom And that the same forfeitures be for ever to the aforesaid. fines to be

mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town aforesaid, and their paid.

successors aforesaid, without any account or otherwise therefore to be yielded or made to us our heirs or successors; and all the aforesaid forfeitures shall from time to time be recovered in the aforesaid court within the aforesaid town of Coleraine, for and in the name of the chamberlain of the same town for the time being, to the use of the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the

town aforesaid. Brokers to And that brokers of merchandizes in the town of Coleraine be chosen aforesaid, and the liberty of the same, shall be from time to time and sworn.' elected by the mayor and aldermen of the town aforesaid ; and

thereupon shall take their oaths before the mayor and aldermen

of the same town well and faithfully to execute their offices. Innholders.

And that all common hosts and other persons, resident in the town of Coleraine aforesaid and the liberty of the same, although they shall not be free of the town aforesaid, shall be partakers of all public charges for paving of the places and streets, and cleaning of the town aforesaid, as long as they shall be such common hosts and residents and commorants in the same town, liberty or precincts of the same, as other such hosts in the town, liberty

and precincts aforesaid, by reason of their hostlery shall partake. Aldermen

And that the goods of the aldermen of the town aforesaid, to be taxed. shall in all aids, talliages, and other contributions happening

within the same town, be taxed by men of the said town of .. Coleraine for this purpose lawfully chosen and deputed, as the

goods of other men of the same town. Mayor to be Moreover we grant, for us our heirs and successors, to the justice of aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Cole: raine aforesaid, and their successors, that the mayor of the same gaol deli-, town for the time shall be appointed and named one of the very. justices of gaol delivery of the said town, the liberty and precincts of the same, to be assigned in every commission to be made to any justices of gaol delivery in the same town to be assigned.

And that the said mayor and aldermen and burgesses of the Infangthef, town of Coleraine aforesaid shall have infangthef, outfangthef, outtangthe

and felons' and chattels of felons of all those that shall be adjudged before goods them within the liberty of the town of Coleraine aforesaid. granted to

And also we will, and do grant for us our heirs and succes- the corposors to the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town ration. of Coleraine aforesaid, and their successors, that the clerk of

king's offithe market of our household, or of our heirs, or any other officer cers' to inor minister of us our heirs or successors, from henceforth shall termeddle not sit within the liberty of the town aforesaid, nor shall exercise in the affairs any office there, nor by any means draw any freemen of the of Coletown aforesaid, or other inhabitants or residents within the town Tan aforesaid, the liberty or precincts of the same, into pleas out of the liberty of the same town of Coleraine, from any others within the liberty of the said town of Coleraine.

And that no escheator or minister from henceforth shall exer- The mayor cise the office of escheator within the liberty of the town of to be sole Coleraine aforesaid, but that the mayor of the town aforesaid escheator. for the time being shall execute the office of escheator within the liberty of the town of Coleraine aforesaid ; so that he take his oath faithfully to execute that office, and therefore answer to us and our heirs as he ought.

And that no summons, attachment, 'arrest, distress or execu. No process tion whatsoever, be made by any of the ministers of us our heirs to be exeor successors whatsoever, by writ or without writ, within the cuted in the

town but by liberty or precincts of the aforesaid town of Coleraine, unless by the mouers the mayor of the same town of Coleraine and by the ministers of the same town.

And that no purveyor, taker, officer or other minister of us No purveyour heirs or successors, or of any other, may make any prise in or to take the town of Coleraine aforesaid of the goods of the freemen of goods from

the inhabitthe town afuresaid, and of other inhabitants and residents within the ants against same town of Coleraine, against their will, unless he shall forth- their will. with make due payment for the same, or have a respite, at the voluntary gift of the vendor.

And that no market hereafter be granted by us our heirs or No market successors to any within seven miles compass of the town of to be wil Coleraine aforesaid.

of the town. And also we will and grant, and by this our present charter

: Foreigners have confirmed, for us our heirs or successors, to the aforesaid not to buy mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, from, or and their successors, that hereafter no merchant, stranger or sell to, foreigner to the freedom of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, shall foreigners, sell any merchandize within the liberty or precincts of the said town of Coleraine, to any other stranger or foreign merchant; nor any merchant, stranger or foreigner, shall buy any merchandizes

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seven miles

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of any other merchant, stranger or foreigner within the town aforesaid, or liberty or precincts of the said town, upon pain of forfeiture of the same merchandizes, or the value thereof, to the mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine

aforesaid. Victuallers Further we will, and by this our charter do in like manner to be under grant, that all manner of wines to be sold in the town aforesaid,

and also victuallers as well fishmongers as others, dwelling in of the mayor and

cond the same town, liberty and precincts of the same, and others aldermen. who shall hereafter come to the town aforesaid with victuals,

shall be from henceforth under the rule and government of the

mayor and aldermen of the town aforesaid for the time being, The custo. And moreover of our more abundant grace we have granted, dy of the for us our heirs and successors (as much as in us is), to the same gates grant- mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine afore, ed to the w

said, and their successors, that they may have the custody of

ond their successors corporation;

all the gates and posterns of the town aforesaid, now erected and

built and hereafter to be erected and built. and the And also tronage; (that is to say) weighing of lead, wax, tronage of pepper, alum, madder, and other wares, within the town of

Coleraine aforesaid, and the liberty of the same for ever, by merchan- themselves or their sufficient deputies. dizes.

And further of our more abundant special grace, and of The mayor, our certain knowledge and mere motion, we have given and recorder, and certain granted, and by these presents for us our heirs and succesaldermen, to sors do give and grant to the mayor, aldermen and burgesses be justices of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and to their successors, of the peace the liberty, freedoms and franchises hereunder written; (that is within the

to say) that the mayor and recorder of the same town of Cole, town.

raine aforesaid who now are, and their successors, mayors and recorders of the same town of Coleraine aforesaid for ever, and those aldermen who hereafter shall bear the charge of the mayor. alty of that town, after they shall leave their mayoralty and be thereof discharged, as long as they shall remain aldermen there, and four of the senior aldermen of the town aforesaid which next after the date of these presents shall bear and exer, cise the charge of aldermanship, and have not borne the burthen of mayoralty in the town aforesaid, and afterwards as often as it shall happen that there shall not be living four aldermen of the same town which have not borne the charge of mayoralty in the same town, then and so often so many of the senior aldermen of the town aforesaid, as together with the mayor, recorder and aldermen which have borne the office of mayoralty of the town aforesaid, may supply the number of six justices of the peace of the town aforesaid, and shall be conservators of the peace of us our heirs and successors, to be conserved and kept within our town aforesaid, and the liberty and precincts of the same; and to keep or cause to be kept all statutes and ordinances made and to be made for the good of our peace, and for the conservation of the same, and for the quiet rule and government of our people of us our heirs and successors, in all their articles, as

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