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The offices - And also for us our heirs and successors we do ordain and of packer constitute, that for ever hereafter there be and shall be within and porter the aforesaid town of Coleraine, the offices or occupations of established;

packing all woollen cloth, sheep- and calves': skins, vessels of amber (de electro), and all merchandizes whatsoever to be packed, tunned, piped, barrelled, or in any manner soever included, with the survey of measuring, numbering and weighing of the merchandizes aforesaid ; and also the supervision of the opening of what merchandizes soever customable arriving at the port of safety, and going out of port as well by land as by water, within the liberty and tranchises of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, as well of the goods of strangers as of denizens, wheresoever they have been customed. And that for ever hereafter there shall and may be within the said town of Coleraine aforesaid, an office for packing of all woollen cloths, sheep-, lambs'- and calves'-skins, with kipping and powdering of the same skins, and of vessels de electro and other merchandizes which in the town of Coleraine aforesaid, the liberty and precincts of the same, shall be to be packed, kipped or powdered, upon land to be carried to be customed as well of the goods of strangers as of denizens, and also of the carriage and portage of all wool, skins, tin, bales, and of all other merchandizes whatsoever in the town of Coleraine aforesaid, liberty or precincts of the same, from the water of Bann unto the houses of strangers, and contrarywise to the same water of Bann aforesaid, to be carried, or other merchandizes being in any house which ought to be carried.

And that for ever hereafter there be and shall be in the town aforesaid, the liberties and precincts of the same, the office of garbelling of what spices soever, and other merchandizes, coni

ing to the town aforesaid, the liberty and precincts of the same. gauger.

And that for ever there shall and may be within the said town the office of gauger of all and all manner of vessels of all wines whatsoever, and of all other merchandizes of what kind, nature or species whatsoever gaugeable, coming to the aforesaid

town, the liberty and precincts of the same. The said And of our more abundant grace, certain knowledge and offices mere motion, we do for us our heirs and successors by these granted to presents give and grant to the aforesaid mayor, aldermen, and the corpo

burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and their succes." ration.

sors, the aforesaid offices or occupations of packing of all woollen cloths, sheep-skins, calves'-skins, vessels de electro, and of all merchandizes whatsoever to be packed, tunned, piped, barrelled or otherwise inclosed, with the supervision of measuring, numbering, and weighing of merchandizes, and the oversight of opening of whatsoever merchandizes customable, arriving at the port of safety, and going out of port, as well by land as by water, within the liberty and franchises of the aforesaid town of Coleraine, as well of the goods of strangers as of denizens, wheresvever they shall be customed, and the aforesaid office of packing of all woollen cloths, sheep-skins, lamb-skins, and calves'-skins, with the kipping and powdering of the same skins, and vessels de electro,

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and other merchandizes, which in the town of Coleraine aforesaid, the liberty or precincts of the same, shall be customed, packed, kipped, or powdered, or by land carried (as well the goods of strangers as of denizens), and also of the carriage and porterage of all wool, skins, tin, bales, and of all other merchandizes whatsoever, which in the town of Coleraine aforesaid, the liberty or precincts of the same, shall be carried from the water of Bann aforesaid to the houses of strangers, and contrarywise to the same water of Bann, or of other merchandizes being in any house which ought to be carried.

And also the aforesaid office of garbeller of what spices soever, and of other merchandizes coming to the town of Coleraine aforesaid, the liberty and precincts of the same, and also the office of gauger of all and all manner of vessels of all wines whatsoever, and of all other vessels of vinegar, oil, honey, and all other merchandizes of what kind, nature or quality soever, coming to the aforesaid town of Coleraine, to have the offices aforesaid, and the occupations aforesaid, and every of them, and the disposing, ordering, oversight, and correction of them and every of them, together with such fees, dues, wages and profits, to such offices and every of them incident, belonging, or appertaining, to the aforesaid mayor, aldermen, and burgesses of the town aforesaid and to their successors, to their own proper use and behoof for ever, and also to exercise and occupy those offices and every of them by themselves or their sufficient deputies.

. We have also given and granted, and by these presents of our The corpomore ample special grace, and of our certain knowledge and mere ration to motion, for us our heirs and successors, do give and grant to the che same mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town aforesaid, and

Id and coroner. to their successors that they and their successors, may have authority from time to time to choose such and so many fit persons to be coroners of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, as it shall please the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses and their successors; and that every person and persons so as aforesaid to be named and elected, may and shall be coroner and coroners of us our heirs and successors of the aforesaid town of Coleraine, and the liberty of the same, and afterwards from time to time may have and exercise, use and enjoy the office or offices of coroners to which they shall be so elected and appointed, during the pleasure of the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the Before town aforesaid for the time being, having first taken a corporal whom to be oath before the mayor of the aforesaid town for the time being, su rightly, well and faithfully to execute that office, and that the mayor of the town aforesaid for the time being, by virtue of these presents, shall and may have full power, faculty and authority to give and administer a corporal oath to such person or persons so as aforesaid to be nominated and chosen into the office of coroner of the said town, rightly, truly, well and faithfully to exercise and execute that office, in and by all things to which he or they shall be so chosen and nominated, without any

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other commission or warrant to be therefore obtained or procured

of us our heirs or successors. No other so that no other coroner of us our heirs or successors may coroner to by any means intermeddle within the town of Coleraine afore. interfere.

re. said, the liberty and precincts of the same. The corpo. And further, that the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses ration to of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and their successors, may arrest male- take and arrest felons, thieves, and other malefactors, found factors.

within the aforesaid town, by themselves or by their ministers or deputies constituted in the town aforesaid, and to bring them to our gaol in the town of Coleraine aforesaid, there to be safely

kept until by due process of law they be delivered. The corpo. And further, of our more abundant special grace, certain know. ration to

ledge and mere motion, we will, and by these presents for us send two

our heirs and successors, do grant to the aforesaid mayor, alderburgesses to parlia

men and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and their ment. successors, and also by these presents we do ordain and establish

for ever in future times, that there be and shall be in the said town of Coleraine, two burgesses of the parliament of us our heirs and successors, and that the mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town aforesaid, and their successors, by virtue of any precept, mandate or process upon the writ of us our heirs and successors, for the election of the burgesses of the parlia. ment in that behalf duly directed, mày and shall have power, authority and faculty, to choose and nominate two of the more discreet and sufficient freemen of the said town of Coleraine, for the time being, to become burgesses of the parliament of us our heirs and successors for the same town and liberty of the same, and the same burgesses so elected at the costs and charges of the said mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and their successors for the time being, to send to the parliament of us our heirs and successors, wheresoever it shall be then holden, in the same manner and form as in other places, cities, boroughs or towns of our realm of Ireland is used and accustomed; which said burgesses so elected and nominated, we will to be present and continue at the parliament of us our heirs and successors, at the costs and charges of the said mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town aforesaid, for the time being, during the time that such parliament shall happen to be holden, in the like manner and form as other burgesses for the parliament for any other places, cities, boroughs or towns within our realm of Ireland, do or have accustomed or ought to do, and which said burgesses in such parliament of us our heirs and successors, shall have as well their affirmative as negative voices, and the same make and execute, and all and singular other things do as other burgesses of the parliament of us our heirs and successors, for whatsoever other places, cities, boroughs or towns, or other place, city, borough or town whatsoever, have had, done and executed, or may have, do or exe

cute, or may enjoy by any reason or means whatsoever. The sheriff's And further we have given and granted, and by these presents Lu issue pre

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for us our heirs and successors, do give and grant, to the afore- cepts for said mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine that puraforesaid, and their successors, and also we do charge and firmly pose. for us our heirs and successors, do command all sheriffs, officers, and ministers whatsoever of us our heirs and successors, of our aforesaid county of Londonderry, for the time being, to whom any writ or writs for the election of burgesses for the parliament within the aforesaid town of Coleraine at any time hereafter shall be directed, that every such sheriff, officer, or minister, to whom any such writ so as aforesaid hereafter shall be directed, do make his precept to the mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, for the time being, for the election and return of the same two burgesses out of the freemen of the said town of Coleraine, according to the form and effect of the same writ or writs, and these our letters patent, or the inrolment of Inrolment the same, shall be in that behalf a sufficient warrant and dis- of present charge, as well to the said mayor, aldermen and burgesses of charter to

fficient the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and to their successors, as to all be suti and singular sheriffs, officers and ministers of us our heirs and successors.

And further of our abundant special grace, certain knowledge, The corpoand mere motion, for us our heirs and successors, we do grant to ration emthe aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of powered to Coleraine aforesaid, and their successors, that for the greater erect guilds increase of all and all manner of arts, mysteries and manual oc- ar

nities. cupations whatsoever, within the aforesaid town of Coleraine, the liberty and precincts of the same, and for reducing the same into better order and perfection, such and so many of the mayor, aldermen and burgesses and other freemen of the same town, and their successors, as do now use or exercise, or shall hereafter use or exercise, any one art, mystery, or manual occupa. tion, be from time to time for ever hereafter separated and divided by the mayor and aldermen of the town aforesaid, for the time being, or the greater part of them, into separate companies, guilds or fraternities of the same art.

And that by virtue of these presents the mayor and aldermen of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, for the time being, or the major part of them, may from time to time for ever ordain and constitute, out of such persons as aforesaid, such and so many several companies, guilds, or fraternities, within the town and · liberty of Coleraine aforesaid, and the same respectively to call and name, by such name or names, as shall seem expedient and necessary to the same mayor and aldermen of the town afore. said, for the time being, or the major part of them, and that from thenceforth every such company, guild or fraternity, so ordained or constituted, from time to time shall and may make and erect respectively for themselves a common hall or other convenient place within the said town of Coleraine, and them.

i Companies selves there respectively lawfully to assemble, and may and shall to make byhave full power and authority to ordain, constitute and make laws, laws, orders and ordinances, for the good order and govern.

ment and direction of such company, guild or fraternity, in his own proper art, mystery or manual occupation, and in all things touching the same art, mystery or manual occupation, and for the better correction and reformation of the abuses, defects, deceits, falsities or corruptions in such art, mystery or manual

occupation: and impo

impose And also power and authority to make, ordain, provide, impose, fines, &c.

assess and inflict, reasonable and fit pains, punishments and penalties, for the better observation of such laws, orders and ordinances, by the imprisonment of the body, or by fines or amerciaments, or by either of them, upon the persons offending and misdoing against any such laws, orders and ordinances, and by the distress of the goods and chattels of such offenders and delinquents for the fines and amerciaments aforesaid, and the same to retain, until the fines and amerciaments aforesaid shall be satisfied, all and singuiar which laws, orders and ordinances, so as aforesaid to be made by every person and persons of such company, guild or fraternity, we will to be observed, under the pains in the same to be contained, so always and upon this condition, that such laws, ordinances, orders, pains, penalties, imprisonments, fines and amerciaments, be reasonable and not repugnant or contrary to the laws or statutes of our kingdom of England or Ireland, and so that such laws, orders and ordinances, so made, ordained and constituted, be from time to time ratified, confirmed and approved by the mayor and aldermen of the town aforesaid, for the time being, (whereof the mayor of the town aforesaid for the time being we will to be always one,) before the same laws, orders and ordinances be published to be observed or put in execution, all which said fines, amerciaments and forfeitures, so from time to time to be imposed, assessed and for. feited, for us our heirs and successors, we do give and grant to the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of

Coleraine aforesaid, and to their successors for ever. Common And further of our more abundant especial grace, certain gaol for the knowledge, and mere motion, we will and by these presents for town of us our heirs and successors, do grant and confirm to the aforesaid Coleraine.

mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and their successors, that they and their successors for ever hereafter may have one gaol, in any convenient place within the aforesaid town of Coleraine, to be chosen by the mayor and the greater part of the common council of the same town for the time being, for what persons soever to be arrested or attached for felonies, trespasses, misdemeanors, and other matters and causes whatsoever, within the aforesaid town of Coleraine, to be arrested or attached or to the same gaol to be committed, to be safely kept, there to remain until they shall thenceforth in due manner be delivered according to the laws of our realm of

Ireland. The king's And further we will, and by these presents for us our heirs. covenants and successors, do covenant and grant, lo and with the aforesaid to grant

mple mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine afore. liberties,

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