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monalty and citizens of the said city of Londonderry, and their serve to be successors, that if any person who shall be so elected and ap- fined, and

what pointed to the office of sheriff of the said city and county of Lon- to wh

extent. donderry shall refuse or decline to take upon him the burthen and execution of the same office, and to execute the office of sheriff of the said city and county of Londonderry, to which he shall have been so elected and appointed, then and so often as the case shall so happen, the mayor and the rest of the common council of the said city of Londonderry, and their successors for the time being, or the greater part of them (whereof we will the mayor and four aldermen of the said city to be five), shall and may, from time to time, and at all times for ever hereafter, have full power and authority to assess and impose any reasonable fine, pain, penalty or sum of money upon such person so to be elected or appointed for sheriff of the said city and county of Londonderry, and so refusing or declining to take upon him the said office of sheriff, and the burthen and execution thereof, so that the said fine, pain, penalty and sum of money do not exceed the sum of two hundred marks of lawful money of England.

And if when and as often as any such person so elected or ap- How their pointed, or to be elected or appointed, for sheriff of the said fines shall city and county of Londonderry aforesaid, and so as aforesaid be levied. refusing or declining the said office, and the burthen and execution thereof, shall decline or refuse to pay, satisfy or discharge the said fine, pain, penalty or sum of money so upon him im. posed or assessed, or to be imposed, taxed or assessed, at such time or times as the said mayor and the rest of the common council of the said city of Londonderry for the time being, or the greater part of them, (whereof we will the mayor and four aldermen of the said city to be five,) shall have directed or appointed, that then and so often the said mayor and commonalty and citizens of the said city of Londonderry, and their successors for the time being, shall and may, and shall have full power and authority, by virtue of these presents, to levy, collect, recover, retain and dispose of, from time to tinie, in form and to the use aforesaid, every such fine, pain, penalty or sum of money. All All the which fines, pains, penalties and sums of money so as aforesaid said fines to be imposed, taxed or assessed for us our heirs and successors, granted to

the corpowe do give and grant unto the said mayor and commonalty and patienpo citizens of the city aforesaid, and their suecessors, by these presents; and that it shall and may be lawful for the said mayor and commonalty and citizens of the said city, and their successors, all such fines, pains, penalties and sums of money to receive, have and retain to their own proper use and behoof, without any molestation, hindrance or disturbance of us, our heirs or successors, or of any officers or ministers of us, our heirs or successors, and without any account or any other thing to be therefore rendered, paid or made to us, our heirs or successors. · And further, for us our heirs and successors, we will and firmly The mayor . charge and command all such persons as shall be hereafter elected and sheriffs

"to be resiand appointed to the office of mayor of the said city of London- de

ent in the derry, or to the office of sheriff of the said city and county of city.

case of

Londonderry, or either of them, that they and every of them so long as they shall bear and exercise those offices, or either of them, shall abide and inhabit within our said city of Londonderry,

and not elsewhere out of the same city. Clief bur And if any of the chief burgesses nominated in these presents, gesses to or any of the chief burgesses of the said city of Londonderry be remove able, and

hereafter to be elected, shall die or be removed from his office by whom: (which chief burgesses and every of them respectively, not well

behaving in his or their office, we will to be removable at the pleasure of the mayor and aldermen and the rest of the common council of the same city, or the greater part of them for the time being, of whom we will the mayor of the same city always to be

one), then we will and grant, that the mayor and aldermen and and how the rest of the common council of the said city of Londonderry, to be sup- being assembled in any convenient place to be limited or assignpliei in

ed within the same city, according to their sound discretions, dicati er

or the greater part of them so assembled, (whereof we will the

or the greater part of them so assem removal; mayor of the same city to be one,) from time to time for ever

(as often as the case shall so happen) shall and may elect and appoint one or so many as shall be wanting of the said number of four-and-twenty chief burgesses, of the better and more honest citizens of the said city, or of the inhabitants within the liberty of the same, in the place or places of the chief burgess or chief burgesses so deceased or removed from his or their office, from

time to time for ever, as often as the case shall happen; and that to be he or they so elected and appointed may have and exercise the sworn, and said office, to which he or they shall have been so elected and apbefore

pointed, so long as he or they shall well behave themselves whom.

in the said office, having first taken their corporal oaths respectively before the mayor of our said city of Londonderry, well and faithfully to execute the said office, and this as often as the case shall so happen (to which mayor we do by these presents give and grant power and authority to give and administer the said

oath). Chamber- And if it shall happen that the chamberlain of our city of Lonlain remov- donderry aforesaid shall die or be removed from his office, (which able, and by whom,

chamberlain not well behaving himself in that office, we will to be

hom
removable at the pleasure of the mayor and the greater part of
the common council of the city aforesaid for the time being,)
then we will and grant, that the mayor, aldermen, and the rest
of the common council of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, or
the greater part of them, (whereof the mayor of the said city for
the time being we will to be one,) being thereto assembled in our
said city of Londonderry, may from time to time, as often as the
case shall so happen, elect and appoint one other of the chief
burgesses of the city aforesaid, and not of the aldermen of the
same, in the place of the chamberlain so happening to die or be
removed, and that he so elected and appointed may have and

exercise that office as long and in the same manner and form as and to be, before in these presents is declared, having first taken his corsworn, and before

poral oath well and faithfully to execute that, office, before the whom. mayor of the same city, 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).

And further, we will, and by these presents for us our heirs and That there successors do grant and confirm to the said mayor and common- shall be a alty and citizens of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, and their recorder; successors, that they and their successors may for ever have in the said city of Londonderry one honest and discreet man learned as well in the laws of our kingdom of England as in the laws of our realm of Ireland, in form hereafter in these presents expressed to be named and appointed, who shall be and be called the Recorder of the same city.

And we have assigned, constituted, nominated and made, and the first by these presents for us our heirs and successors do ordain, no- recorder minate, constitute and make, our beloved John Godbold, Esq. named; to be the present recorder of the said city of Londonderry, who before he shall proceed to the execution of his office shall take as well the corporal oaths commonly called the oaths of allegiance and supremacy as his corporal oath upon God's holy gospel, faithfully to execute that office of recorder of the same city in and by all things touching that office, before the mayor of the said city of Londonderry for the time being, and that after he shall have taken those oaths, he the said John Godbold shall be and continue recorder of that city for and during his natural life, unless in the mean time for his ill behaviour in that but to be office, or for any other reasonable cause, he shall be from thence re- removable, moved by the mayor, aldermen, and the rest of the common and by

whom. council of the city of Londonderry aforesaid for the time being, or the greater part of them; to which mayor, aldermen, and the rest of the common council of the same city for the time being, and the greater part of them, in such and the like case and cases, we do by these presents give and grant full power and authority as well the said John Godbold as any other recorder of the saine city for the time being hereafter, by force of these presents or according to the tenor thereof to be named and appointed, from the office of recorder of that city totally to remove and expel.

And further, we will, and by these presents for us our The king to heirs and successors do grant and declare, that we our heirs nominate and successors from time to time, when and as often as the place future re or office of recorder of the city of Londonderry aforesaid shall corders. happen (by the death or due removal of the said John Godbold or any other recorder of the same city hereafter to be named and constituted, or otherwise in whatsoever manner,) to be void, then and so often, upon the humble petition of the mayor and commonalty and citizens of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, or their successors for the time being, in that behalf to be exhibited to us our heirs and successors, we will, assign, nominate and constitute one other discreet man, learned in the laws of England and Ireland, to be recorder of that city, which learned man so nominated and constituted, and from time to time so to be nominated and constituted in that office, shall take the afore

bear

said several oaths upon God's holy gospels before the mayor of the same city for the time being in form aforesaid ; and that after those oaths so taken, every such learned man so nominated and constituted, or to be nominated and constituted, in that office, shall be and continue recorder of that city for and during his natural life respectively, unless in the interim for hið ill behaviour in that office, or any other reasonable cause, he shall be from thence removed.

And further, we do give and grant to the said mayor of the city of Londonderry aforesaid for the time being, full power and authority by these presents from time to time to give and admi. nister such oaths, as well to the aforesaid John Godbold as to all and every other recorder and recorders of the same city for the time being hereafter in form aforesaid to be nominated and constituted.

And further, we will, and by these presents for us our heirs and Sword

Cand successors do grant and confirm to the said mayor and citizens by whom of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, and their successors, that to be they and their successors for ever hereafter shall and may have chosen.

within the city of Londonderry aforesaid one sword-bearer, who shall be and shall be named the Sword-bearer of the city aforesaid, which said officer, called the sword-bearer of the city aforesaid, shall be named, elected and appointed by the mayor and aldermen of the city aforesaid for the time being, and from time to time shall be attendant upon the mayor of the city aforesaid for the time being, which said officer called the sword-bearer shall and may carry and bear every where within the city aforesaid, the limits, liberties and precincts of the same, one sword

sheathed, before the mayor of the said city. Six ser. . And that in like manner there be and shall be in the said city jeants-at six officers at the least, and so many and such other officers as mace, and by whom to "

ana, from time to time shall seem necessary and expedient to the bechosen ; mayor and aldermen of the said city of Londonderry, who shall

be and be called the Serjeants-at-mace within the city aforesaid and the liberty of the same, and shall serve in the courts in the said city, and for proclamations, arrests and executions, processes, mandates and other businesses belonging to the office of serjeantsat-mace in the said city to be executed and performed from time

to time, at the will and pleasure of the mayor and aldermen of to be atten- the city aforesaid ; which serjeants at mace shall be appointed, dant on the nominated and chosen by the mayor and aldermen of the city mayor and aforesaid, when and as often as it shall seem to the said mayor sheriff's;

convenient and necessary, and shall be attendant from time to time upon the mayor and sheriffs of the city aforesaid for the time

being. to be

And that the said serjeants-at-mace so as aforesaid to be chosen sworn be- and nominated be and shall be in due manner sworn before the fore the

mayor of the city aforesaid for the time being well and faithfully mayor,

to execute their office aforesaid, and that after such oath so taken they may and ought to execute and perform that office so long as he or they shall well behave him and themselves therein : which

serjeants-at-mace deputed to carry maces in the city aforesaid, and may may at their will carry those maces gilded or of silver, and orna- carry mented with the sign of our arms, or of others, every where within maces, &c. the city aforesaid and the suburbs of the same and other places belonging to the liberty of the city aforesaid, in meeting us our heirs or successors, or the lieutenant-deputy or other governor of Ireland, when we or they shall come or go to or from the same city of Londonderry; and also to proceed with us or any of ours, or with the said lieutenant general deputy or governor of Ireland, in our or their return from the said city,and in the presence of us our heirs or successors, and of the said lieutenant general deputy or other governor of Ireland, when the said mayor, sheriffs and al. dermen of the same city, or any of them, shall come to us our heirs or successors, or to the said lieutenant general deputy or other governor of Ireland, upon or without command or warning of us, or any of us; and as often as it shall happen any of the said serjeants-at-mace to be sent to foreign places out of the same city to execute their offices by command of us our heirs and successors, or of the mayor or sheriffs aforesaid going and returning publicly as our own serjeants-at-arms attending our person, shall or may at their pleasure lawfully and with impunity carry their maces, any ordinance or command made to the contrary notwithstanding.

And further, for us our heirs and successors, we do firmly Corporacharge and command the said mayor and commonalty and citi. t;

cand niti tion to ob

serve their zens of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, and their successors, char that they, and every of them, do from time to time for ever, well, firmly and inviolably observe and fulfil these our ordinances' and grants according to the true intention of the same; and that all persons offending or acting contrary to the form and effect of the same ordinances and grants, shall incur and undergo such pains, penalties, forfeitures and imprisonments, as by any laws or statutes of our kingdom of England, or realm of Ireland, or by our prerogative royal, may be inflicted and imposed against the contemners and neglecters of our royal commandment in that behalf.

We also will, and by these presents for us our heirs and suc- The precessors do give, grant and confirm to the said Society of the mises grantgovernor and assistants London of the new plantation in Ul. ed to the ster, within the realm of Ireland, and their successors,

Society All that the city, fort and town of Derry, and all edifices and structures thereof, with the appurtenances, in the county of the city of Derry aforesaid, in the province of Ulster, in our realm of Ireland; and also the whole island of Derry, with the appurtenances, and all lands and the whole ground within the island of Derry aforesaid, in the said county of the city of Derry, otherwise Londonderry, within the province of Ulster, in our aforesaid realm of Ireland:

And also all those lands next adjacent to the said city and town of Derry, lying and being on or towards the west part of the river of Loughfoyle, containing, by estimation, four thou. sand acres, besides bog and barren mountains, which said bog

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