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thenceforth until one other of the citizens of the said city shall be elected and admitted into the said office of chamberlain of the said city, according to the ordinance and constitution hereunder in these presents expressed and declared.

We have also assigned, constituted and made, and by these The first 24 presents for us our heirs and successors do assign, nominate and burgesses make, our beloved Robert Lawson, Thomas Skipton, John Plun- named kett, Tristram Fowler, James Hobson, Robert Morrison, Henry

'Y &c. Simpkins, William Quakey, Samuel Hill, Thomas Cole, Henry Vaughan, John Gifford, Thomas Phillips, John Craige, Peter Benson, James Sutton, John Kempsey, William Hepburne, Alexander Tompkins, Ralph Smith, Gervais Squire, Richard Graham, Henry Osbourne and Thomas Bourke, to become and be chief burgesses of the said city, to continue in the same office of chief burgesses of the city aforesaid during their natural lives, unless in the mean time they or any of them shall for some reasonable cause be removed from that office, which for such reasonable cause we will shall be removable.

And for the better ordering, directing and governing all and The Irish all manner of things for and concerning the said city and citi. Society crezens of Londonderry and the said county of Londonderry, and ated. the plantation to be made within the said city and county of Londonderry, and other businesses belonging to the same, We will and grant, and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do ordain and constitute, that for ever hereafter there be and shall be six-and-twenty honest and discreet citizens of our city of London, within our kingdom of England (in form following to be chosen and appointed), who shall be and shall be called The Society of the governor and assistants London of the new plantation in Ulster within the realm of Ireland.

Which said society in our city of London shall be and con- Of whom sist of one governor, one deputy of the said governor, and four- the same and twenty assistants, of whom we will that the governor and

; shall consist. five assistants thereof be and shall be aldermen of our said city of London, and also that the recorder of our city of London for the time being be and shall be one of the assistants besides the aforesaid five aldermen; but that the deputy of the said governor and the rest of the same assistants be and shall be of the commonalty of our city of London. We will also, and by these pre. The society sents for us our heirs and successors do grant, that all and sin- incorporated gular the citizens of our said city of London in our kingdom of an

Of name; England, as well those hereunder in these our letters patent specially and particularly by us nominated, constituted and appointed to be the said Society of the governor, deputy and assistants London of the new plantation in Ulster within the realm of Ireland, as those who hereafter (according to the ordinances and provisions hereunder in these presents expressed and limited) shall be chosen and admitted into the same society, and their successors for ever, be and by force of these presents shall be one new body corporate and politic, in deed fact and name, by the name of the Society of the governor and assistants Lon. don of the new plantation in Ulster within the realm of Ireland.

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And them by the name of The Society of the governor and assistants London of the new plantation in Ulster within the realm of Ireland, one new body corporate and politic in deed fact and name, really and fully for us our heirs and successors, we do erect, make, ordain, create, constitute and declare by these presents, And that by the same name they may have perpetual

succession. made capa

And that they and their successors for ever, by the name of ble to pur. The Society of the governor and assistants London of the new

plantation in Ulster within the realm of Ireland, be and shall be at all future times persons able and in law capable to have, purchase, receive and possess lands, tenements, goods, chattels, possessions, liberties, privileges, rights, jurisdictions, franchises and other hereditaments whatsoever, of what kind, nature or form soever they shall be, in our kingdom of England or in our realm of Ireland, or in either of them, to them and their successors in fee and perpetuity or otherwise, And also to give, grant, demise and assign lands, tenements and other hereditaments, goods and

chattels–And to do and execute all and singular other deeds and to sue and things by the said name. And that they and their sucand to be cessors for ever, by the name of The Society of the governor sued ;

and assistants London of the new plantation in Ulster within the realm of Ireland, may plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, defend and be defended, in what courts or places soever, and before whatsoever judges, justices and other persons and officers of us our heirs and successors, in all plaints, suits, pleas, matters and demands whatsoever, of what kind, nature or form soever, in the same manner and form as other of our lieges of our kingdom of England, or in our realm of Ireland, (being persons able and in law capable,) may plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended, answer and be answered, and have, pur

chase, receive, possess, give, grant and demise. to have a And that the said Society of the governor and assistants common

London of the new plantation in Ulster within the realm of seal;

Ireland, and their successors, for ever hereafter may have a common seal to serve for transacting of the causes and business whatsoever of them and their successors. And that it shall and may well be lawful to the said Society of the governor and assistants London of the new plantation in Ulster within the realm of Ireland, and their successors, from time to time to break, change and new make the said seal as to them shall seem

best. to be year We will also, and by these presents for us our heirs and sucly elected, when, by

cessors do grant, constitute and ordain, that the said Society

and whom and of the governor and assistants London of the new plantation in in what Ulster within the realm of Ireland, for ever hereafter shall be manner. yearly elected and appointed by the mayor, aldermen and

commonalty of the said city of London, at the first conmoncouncil to be holden in the same city of London next after the feast of the purification of the blessed Virgin Mary, at which time the deputy of the governor, and twelve of the same per

sons who shall have been assistants for the year preceding, shall be removed from the said office, and one other deputy and twelve other assistants shall be new nominated, supplied and appointed into the places of the same deputy and assistants so as aforesaid to be removed, for the aid of the governor and assistants not removed, for one year next following; and that at the end of that year then next following such former assistants who shall have continued in the same office in the said then preceding year shall be in like manner removed, and others in like manner new nominated, supplied, elected and appointed into their places, and so by an interchangeable course that twelve of the same assistants shall be and continue in their places during the term of two years. · And for the better execution of our will in this behalf, we will, The first and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do consti- governor, tute, ordain and make our well-beloved Thomas Adams, knight deputy

governor, and baronet, citizen and alderman of our said city of London, and 24 a to be the first and present governor of the same society, to sistants continue in the same office until the feast of the purification of named, the blessed Virgin Mary next following after the date of these presents, and from thence until another shall be elected and admitted into the said office of governor of the same society, according to the form and intent aforesaid. · We also will, that John Sanders, citizen and grocer, of London, be and shall be the deputy of the same governor, to continue in the same office until the feast of the purification of the blessed Virgin Mary next following after the date of these presents, and from thence until one other shall, in form aforesaid, be elected and appointed in the room of the said John Sanders into the place or office of deputy of the governor of the same. • We also will, and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do grant, constitute, ordain and make, our beloved Thomas Aleyn, knight and baronet, citizen and alderman of London; William Wilde, knight and baronet, one of our serjeants-at-law, and recorder of our city of London aforesaid ; John Robinson, knight and baronet, citizen and alderman of London; Anthony Bateman, knight, citizen and alderman of London; John Lawrence, knight, citizen and alderman of London; Richard Ford, knight and alderman of London; Thomas Chamberlaine, knight; Samuel Micoe, esq.; Erasmus Smith, esq.; Theophilus Biddolph, knight; Charles Lloyd, baronet ; Francis Knight, esq.; John Haine, Francis Hall, George Snell, William Bateman, knight; Roger Drayton, Maurice Gathin, John Smart, John Pettiward, esq. ; Giles Dent, esq.; John Lewis, knight and baronet; William Wormell, esq.; and Henry Banbrigg, esq., citizens of our city of London aforesaid, to be the first and present twenty-four assistants of the said society, to continue in the said office until the feast of the purification of the blessed Virgin Mary next following the date of these presents, and from thence until they, or some of them, shall re

spectively be removed from that office, according to the ordi

nance in these presents declared. When the And further we do will, ordain and constitute, for us our first elec- heirs and successors, that at a common-council in the said city tion shall

of London next after the feast of the purification of the blessed be.

Virgin Mary next after the date of these presents, the nomination and election of the said governor, deputy, and assistants, be and shall be made in form aforesaid, and so from thenceforth

yearly, from time to time for ever. The go- And it,

And if, and as often as it shall happen, any one or more of vernor and the said Society of the governor and assistants London of the assistants

new plantation in Ulster, within the realm of Ireland, shall die, or removable, and how to be removed or depart from his or their office or offices, all be supplied which, and every or any of them respectively, not well bein case of having him or themselves in their offices, we will to be removadeath or re- ble and removed at the pleasure of the mayor and aldermen, and moval.

of the rest of the common-council of our said city of London, or the greater part of them (whereof we will the mayor of the said city for the time being to be one) : Then and so often in supply thereof, one or more, or so many other like citizens of our said city of London, as shall be removed from the said Society of the governor and assistants London of the new plantation in Ulster within the realm of Ireland, shall be elected and appointed by the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the said city of London, at a common-council to be holden in the same city of London, next, or as soon as conveniently may be after the death, departure or removal of such person or persons from the said society, or from his office or place in the said society, into the place or places of him or them respectively

happening so to die, depart or be removed. The assist- . We do also will and grant, that after the election of the asants to t the oath of

sistants so as aforesaid made, the person or persons so nomi

à nated and elected (after having severally taken their corporal before oaths before the mayor of the said city of London for the time whom. being, well and faithfully in and by all things to execute the said

office or place, shall and may have, execute and exercise that office, or place or places, during the residue of the time respectively limited to his or their predecessor or predecessors, to remain in that office or place, and from thenceforth until one or more other or others shall in due manner be chosen, appointed, and sworn into that office in form above declared, and so as often as the case shall happen; to which mayor for the time being we do by these presents give and grant power and authority to give

and administer the said oath. The Socie. And further of our more ample grace, certain knowledge and ty, or any mere motion, we do will, and by these presents for us our heirs nine (the and successors grant, that the said persons above in these pregovernor or his de

sents nominated, elected or appointed to be of the said Society puty being of the new plantation in Ulster, and their successors, from time one), to hold to time hereafter to be nominated and elected of the same. So.. ciety, or any nine of them (whereof we will the governor of the said Society, or the deputy of the same governor for the time being, to be one) shall and may have full power and authority of convening, assembling and holding a court in the Guildhall of our city of London, or in any other place within the said city of London, as often as to them in that behalf shall seem expedient; and in the same court or meeting to do, hear, transact and determine all and all manner of matters and things whatsoever of, for or concerning the plantation or government aforesaid, as to them shall seem best and most expedient.

courts.

And also in the same court or meeting shall and may have full power and authority to direct, appoint and ordain (for and on the part of the mayor and commonalty and citizens of our city of London in our kingdom of England) all and singular things which for or concerning the plantation, supply, establish, ment, continuation and government of the said city of Londonderry, and of all other the lands and tenements hereunder in these presents mentioned, to be granted, shall seem to be most profitable and expedient..

And also to send orders and directions from this kingdom of England into the said realm of Ireland, by letters or otherwise, for the ordering, directing and disposing of all and all manner of matters and things whatsoever of or concerning the same planta. tion, or the disposition or government thereof. And also for the receipt, ordering, disposing and laying out of all sums of money now collected and received, or hereafter to be collected and received; and generally any other cause, matter or thing whatsoever concerning the direction or ordering of the said plantation, or concerning any other things whatsoever, which by the true intent of these our letters-patent can or ought to be done by them, for the better government and rule of the said city of Londonderry and county of Londonderry.

And also in the same courts in form aforesaid to be holden The Sociefrom time to time, may and shall have power and authority to ty to apnominate and constitute such and so many other officers and mi. point their nisters of the said society, or for the dispatching of the said om businesses, as to them shall seem best and most convenient. · We will also, that the governor of the said society, or his de. The goverputy for the time being, shall appoint or fix days and times for

"puty to apassembling of the said society, and shall make, or cause to be point times made, summons thereof from time to time to the same society. of meeting.

We also will, and by these presents for us our heirs and suc- Whom the cessors do grant and confirm, that the mayor of the said city commonof Londonderry for the time being, and also the aldermen she

© Londonderriffs, chamberlain, and chief burgesses of the same city of Lon

Lolla ry shall donderry for the time being, be and shall be called The com- consist of. mon council of the same city of Londonderry; and every of them, so long as he shall continue in that office or place, be and shall be of the common council of the same city of Londonderry.

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