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said, and their successors, that we our heirs and successors do grant to the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and their successors, other letters patent, grants or donations, to them and their successors to be made under our great seal of England, or under the great seal used in our realm of Ireland, of such further and more ample privileges, liberties, fra ichises, immunities and pre-eminences, as upon consideration of the charters of London, the Cinque ports, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in our realm of England, or of the charters of the city of Dublin in the realm of Ireland, or any of them for those parts, from time to time shall be found, and shall seem to us our heirs and successors useful, .convenient and fit. · And further of our more abundant special grace, and of our certain knowledge and mere motion, we do covenant and grant, to and with the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid and their successors, and for us our heirs and successors, do give and grant full power and liberty to the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town aforesaid, and their successors, that they and their successurs shall have liberty and time during the space of seven years next ensuing the date of these presents, to apply for, find out, and have from us our heirs and successors, so many such and any • other things and grants reasonable and convenient, as in future

times shall appear to us our heirs and successors useful and convenient for the same mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and their successors, and that we our heirs and successors, so many such and the same rights, liber. ties, franchises, and other reasonable things, will give and grant to the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town aforesaid, and their successors, as shall appear useful and convenient for the same mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and their successors.

And further we will, and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do covenant and grant, to and with the aforesaid mayor, aldermen, and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and their successors, that at any parliament or session of parliament of us our heirs or successors to be held within this our kingdom of England, and also at any parliament or session of parliament of us our heirs or successors to be held within our aforesaid realm of Ireland, when it shall be desired by the said mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town aforesaid for the time being, we our heirs or successors will give and grant our royal and free assent and consent, to any act, bill or petition by the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the said town of Coleraine or their successors, or by any or either of them, to be exhibited or preferred in the same parliaments, or session of parliament, and either of them, and to be approved and allowed by the lords spiritual and temporal and commons of such parliament, which shall conduce and tend to establish, confirm, and secure the enjoyment and conveyance of all and singular liberties, privileges, and other grants, and of all and every other things whatsoever in these presents mentioned to be granted to the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid and their successors, and that they and their successors shall have and hold all and singular the matters in these presents mentioned to be granted, according to the true

intent of these our letters patent. The king's And further we, being willing that the aforesaid mayor, aldercovenant to men and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and their explain and

na successors, may have, hold, use, and enjoy, all and singular the amend this charter.

liberties, franchises, privileges, and other the premises, above by
these presents before granted, according to our true intention
in these presents declared, notwithstanding any ambiguities, de-
fects, or misprisions whatsoever, in these our letters patent errone-
ously introduced, and of our especial grace, certain knowledge,
and mere motion, we will and do signify our intention and plea-
sure to be, and by these presents for us our heirs and successors,
do grant and covenant to and with the aforesaid mayor, aldermen
and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid and their suc-
cessors, that if and whensoever any ambiguity or defect or any
ambiguities or defects shall happen to arise or be found in these
our letters patent at any time hereafter for or in respect that the
aforesaid liberties, franchises, and privileges, and other the pre-
mises by these presents mentioned or intended to be granted to
the same mayor, aldermen and burgesses or any of them, are not
plainly expressed or granted by words sufficient, fit, and ample
enough, or for any other cause or matter whatsoever, so that the
same mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine
aforesaid and their successors, cannot use, enjoy and benefit
from the same premises, by virtue and force of these presents
according to the intent and plain signification of the words con-
tained in these our letters patent, that then and so often, upon
the like petition of the same mayor, aldermen and burgesses of
the aforesaid town of Coleraine, or their successors, to be in that
behalf exhibited and preferred to us our heirs or successors, and
upon due examination and certificate of such ambiguity or defect
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
aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the aforesaid town
of Coleraine 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 to us our heirs and suc-
cessors in that behalf shall seem to be requisite and reasonable,
and for the better giving, granting, securing, and confirming, of
the same premises to the same mayor, aldermen and burgesses
of the town of Coleraine aforesaid, and their successors, accord-
ing to our true intent and according to the intent and plain signifi.
cation of the words in these letters patent contained, any thing
in these presents to the contrary notwithstanding.

Lastly we will, and by these presents for us our heirs and successors, do grant to the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid and their successors, that we our heirs and successors, at any time hereafter, when it shall be considered by the said mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine aforesaid or their successors, for the time being, will give, grant and confirm to the same mayor, aldermen, and burgesses and their successors, by other our letters patent in due manner to be made and sealed under the great seal used in our realm of Ireland, all and singular things whatsoever in these presents above mentioned to be granted, any statute, act, ordinance, or proviso heretofore made, established, ordained or provided, or any other thing, cause or matter whatsoever, to the contrary notwithstanding, so that express mention of the true annual value or of the certainty of the premises or any of them or of other gifts or grants by us, or by any of our progenitors or predecessors made to the aforesaid mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the town of Coleraine before this time be set forth in these presents, any statute, act, ordinance, proviso, proclamation or restriction therefore to the contrary thereof heretofore had, made, established, ordained, or provided, or any other thing, cause, or matter whatsoever, in any wise notwithstanding. In testimony whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent. Witness ourself at Westminster the 28th day of June, in the year of our reign of England, France, and Ireland the eleventh, and of Scotland the forty-sixth. By Writ of Privy Seal, &c.

CARTWRIGHT, Translated from a Latin copy in the Irish chamber by me,

HENRY SCHULTES.

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Page Reasons for granting the Charter. . . . . . . cxi Coleraine constituted a free town . . . . . . . CXII Jurisdiction and extent . . . . . . . . . . . ib. Coleraine incorporated . . . . . . . . . . .. Name and style . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. Made capable to purchase and hold lands, &c. . To plead and be impleaded, &c. : ...... To have a Common Seal . . . . . . . • • Mayor . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chamberlain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib.
Burgesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib.
Empowered to make By-Laws . . . . . . . . . cxiv
To inflict penalties . . . . . . . . . . . ib.
Fines to go to the Corporation .
By-laws not to be repugnant to the general laws of

Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To be certified to, and confirmed by the Irish Society

of London . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. By-laws to be in force after approval by the Irish Society ib. By-laws to be void if considered by the Irish Society to

be inconvenient . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. First Mayor named, and how long to continue ... cxvi First Aldernen named, and how long to continue . . ib. First Chamberlain named, and how long to continue . ib. First Burgesses named, and how long to continue . . ib. Constitution of Common Council of Coleraine . . . cxvii Election of Mayor . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. To be certified to the Irish Society . . . . . . . ib. To be approved or rejected by them . . . . . . ib. Mayor to take oaths . . . . . . . . . . . . cxviii If within ten years the Corporation do not elect a Mayor ib. Or not certify to the Irish Society . . . . . . . ib. The Society may elect a Mayor . . . . . . . ib. Mayor to take the Oaths of Office and Supremacy . . cxix In case of death or removal of Mayor . . . . . ib. The Aldermen and Common Council to elect another , ib. To be certified to the Irish Society . . . . . . . ib. To be confirmed by them . . . . . . . . . . cxx Oath to be taken . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. Irish Society to elect a Mayor in default of nomination

and certificate by the Corporation . . . . . . . ib. Election of Mayor after the expiration of ten years . cxxi Oaths to be taken by the Mayor . . . . . . . . ib. Death or removal of Mayor . . . . . . . . . cxxii Another to be elected . . . . . . . . . . . ib. Oaths to be taken by Mayor . . . . . . . . . ib. Oaths to be taken by Aldermen and Burgesses . . . cxxii Death or removal of Aldermen. .. Others to be elected . . . . . . . . . . To be certified to the Irish Society . . . . . . . ib. For their approbation . . . . . . . . . . . ib. Oath to be taken by Aldermen. . . . . . . . . ib. In default of such election and certificate, &c. . . . cxxiv The Irish Society to elect, &c. : ....... ib. Death or removal of Aldermen after ten years . . . cxxv Common Council to elect Aldermen, and how long to

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. . . . . . . . . . . . cxxvi Fines to go to the Corporation . . . . . . . . ib. Power to commit to prison for non-payment of Fines . ib. Fines given to the Corporation . . . . . . . . ib. Residence of Mayor in the Town. Death or removal of Chamberlain ......... . . ib. Another to be elected out of the Burgessescxxvii Burgesses to be removable and by whom . .. And how to be supplied in case of death or removal . ib. To bę sworn and before whom . . . . . . . . ib. Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . ... The first Recorder named. ........ . . . . ib. Oath to be taken, and before whom. .......cxxviii But to be removable, and by whom . . . . . . . ib. Recorder to be an Englishman. . ... . . . ib. Within ten years the election of Recorder to be certified

to the Irish Society for approbation . . . . . ib. To take Oaths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. If the Corporation do not within ten years elect Re

corder and certify the election to the Irish Society, &c. cxxix The Society may elect one . . . . . . . . . . ib. After ten years the Corporation to elect future Recorder,

who must be an Englishman ..... . ..:. . ib. Within ten years the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common

Council refusing to administer Oaths, to be fined by

the Irish Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . CXXX Sword-bearer, and by whom to be chosen . . . . . cxxxi Serjeants-at-Mace, and by whom to be chosen :... ib. To be attendant on the Mayor ....... ..... cxxxii To be sworn before the Mayor . . . . . . . . ib. And may carry. Maces .... . : : : : : : Mayor and Burgesses to observe the Ordinances of their

Charter . ...... . . . . . . . . . . ib. To have a Court of Record . . . . . . . . . . ib. To plead and be inpleaded in their Court of Record . cxxxiii To have cognizance of all Suits, &c. . . . . . . ib. Fines for Contempts, &c. . ..........,. . . cxxxiv Juries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. Clerk and Prothonotary to be appointed . . . . . ib. And a Town Clerk, who shall be Clerk of the Peace for

Town of Coleraine . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. The first Town Clerk named ...,:,. CXXXV Clerk of the Peace . . . .

::;.:.: : : . . . ib. Death or removal of Town Clerk, &c. another to be

appointed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ib. To continue for Life, unless removed .. . . . . cxxxvi After appointment to exercise his Office and receive the

Fees belonging thereto :::::..... ib. Coleraine to be a Sea Port . . . . . . . . . . ib. To be free of Toll throughout Ireland .... .. cxxxvii Forestallers to be punished , ............. ib.

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