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And that the same mayor, commonalty and citizens of the city of Londonderry aforesaid may form and henceforth for ever have cognizance of all pleas as well real as personal and mixt, and of other pleas whatsoever, of lands and tenements, and concerning lands and tenements being within the city of London. derry aforesaid, and the liberties and precincts of the same, brought and to be brought or moved in whatsoever of our courts within our realm of Ireland, be it before us our heirs and successors, or before the justices of us our heirs or successors of the bench, or before the itinerant justices of us our heirs or successors, assigned or to be assigned to take assizes, juries and certificates whatsoever, or before the barons of the exchequer of us our heirs or successors, or before other justices or other officers of us our heirs and successors whatsoever, to be moved in the court aforesaid, before the said mayor for the time being or the aforesaid recorder, within the said city of Londonderry as aforesaid, to be holden upon the only shewing of these our present letters patent, or the inrollment thereof, without any writ or writs of allowance thereupon to be prosecuted.

And further, we grant confirm and give licence by these pre. The said sents, for us our heirs and successors, to the said mayor and com- court em

powered to monalty and citizens of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, that po

punish for the mayor of the same city of Londonderry aforesaid for the time being, or his successors, and the recorder of our city aforesaid, in our court aforesaid to be holden before the said mayor or recorder, may have power to correct and punish all and singular officers, clerks and ministers of that court, and also all other persons whatsoever offending in or towards our court aforesaid, for their contempt, default, neglect or other offences whatsoever committed in our said court, by reasonable fine and imprisonment of his or their body or bodies, or by any other lawful ways and means whatsoever.

And if men impannelled and summoned for juries for the trial Jurorsmakof issues shall not appear before the said mayor of the city of ing default, Londonderry aforesaid, or the recorder in the court aforesaid, that then such men impannelled and summoned and making de- to the use

' in London, fault shall forfeit such issues upon them returned or to be re- of the corturned, in the same and in the like manner and form as those poration. impannelled and summoned in the city of London aforesaid in our kingdom of England, for the trial of the like issues in the courts of that city, heretofore have forfeited or have been accustomed or ought to forfeit.

And also such issues so forfeited and to be forfeited may be levied by the ministers of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, to the use of the mayor and commonalty and citizens of the same city of Londonderry and their successors.

And further of our more ample especial grace, certain know. A proledge and mere motion, for us our heirs and successors, we do thonotary of ordain and constitute that there be, and for ever shall be, a clerk the said,

court to be and a prothonotary of the court aforesaid, within the city of Lon

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pleas, plaints, writs and returns of writs, or bails, bills, declarations, answers, rejoinders, sur-rejoinders, issues, warrants of attorney, verdicts, judgments and executions thereof, and all records, processes and businesses of the same court, and for keeping the writs, rolls and records of the same court; and that for this the same clerk may and shall for ever have and take for his labour, industry and attendance in the execution and exercise of the premises, all and singular such wages, fees, rewards and profits, as by such clerk and officer in our city of Dublin in our realm of Ireland, for and in respect of such businesses, offices or services there executed, are taken and received, and

not otherwise. And a town And also of our especial grace, certain knowledge and mere clerk; who motion, for us our heirs and successors, we do ordain and conshall be clerk of the

the stitute that there be, and for ever shall be, a town-clerk for the peace for said city of Londonderry, and that the same town clerk may and the city and shall exercise and execute the same office in as ample manner county, and and form, and may and shall have and take such so many the same

and the like privileges, rights, pre-eminences, wages, rewards, fees, tary.

profits, commodities and advantages, as the town clerk for our city of London in our kingdom of England doth exercise his of. fice, by and for or in respect or by reason of the same office, doth hold, receive and enjoy, or ought to have, hold, receive and enjoy.

And further, for us our heirs and successors, we do ordain and constitute, that the town clerk of the city of Londonderry aforesaid for the time being, be and always shall be from time to time clerk of the peace of our crown, in the said county of Londonderry (except in the town and liberties of Coleraine aforesaid), and may have and shall have and receive such so many the same and the like fees, rewards, profits and advantages as other clerks of the peace of our crown in our counties in our kingdom of England do or ought to receive or enjoy; which said office of clerk and prothonotary of the court aforesaid, together with the wages, fees, profits and emoluments above appointed thereto, to the said office of town clerk of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, by this our present charter, for us our heirs and successors, we do annex, join and unite to the same office of town-clerk of the said city of Londonderry, for ever to remain, so that the same office of clerk and prothonotary of the court aforesaid be not by any means withdrawn, divided or separated from the same office of town-clerk of the said city of Londonderry.

And further we will, and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do ordain and constitute the town-clerk of the city aforesaid for the time being, and none other, from time to time to be the said clerk and prothonotary of the court aforesaid, and the same office of clerk and prothonotary of the court aforesaid, and the wages, fees and profits thereof to have, receive, perceive

and enjoy by himself or his deputy. The first And of our more abundant grace and mere motion, we do by town-clerk these presents nominate, ordain, appoint and constitute Thomas named.

Bourke, gentleman, to be the present clerk and prothonotary of

the court aforesaid, and the present town-clerk for the said city of Londonderry, and also the present clerk of our peace and crown of us our heirs and successors within our said county of Londonderry, to hold, occupy, and exercise the offices or places aforesaid, to the said Thomas Bourke, by himself or his sufficient deputy or deputies; and to have, receive and take of, in and for executing the said offices or places aforesaid, the several wages, fecs, rewards, emoluments, profits, and advantages severally in these presents above mentioned and appointed, for and during his natural life, unless in the mean time for his misbehaviour in the office or occupations aforesaid, or any of them, or for any other reasonable cause or causes, he shall be from thence amoved by the mayor, aldermen, and the rest of the common council of the city of Londonderry for the time being, or the major part of them.

To which said mayor, aldermen, and the rest of the common To be recouncil of the same city for the time being, and the major part movable; of them, in such and the like case and cases, we do by these and by presents give and grant full power and authority wholly to amove whom. and expel as well the said Thomas Bourke as any other clerk and prothonotary of the court aforesaid, and town-clerk for the city aforesaid, and clerk of the peace and crown of us our heirs and successors in the said county of Londonderry, for the time being, hereafter according to the tenour of these presents to be named or appointed, from the offices or employments aforesaid.

And further we will, and by these presents for us our heirs and successors, do grant and declare, that we our heirs and successors, from time to time, when and as often as the said offices or employments of clerk and prothonotary of the court aforesaid, and town-clerk for the city aforesaid, as clerk of the peace and crown of us, our heirs and successors, shall happen to be void by the death or due removal of the said Thomas Bourke, or any other such like officer hereafter to be named and consti.. tuted, or by any other means, 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, name, and constitute one other good and discreet man to be clerk and prothonotary of the said court, and townclerk for the city aforesaid, and clerk of the peace and crown of us, our heirs and successors, in our said county of Londonderry, to continue in those offices or employments, and the same to occupy and exercise by himself, or his or their sufficient deputy or deputies; and to have, receive, and take the wages, fees, re- To conti. wards, profits and advantages thereof, for and during the natural nue for life of every such discreet man respectively so in those offices or life, unless employments named and constituted, or from time to time to be removed named or constituted respectively, unless in the mean time they, or any of them, shall be amoved from the same in due manner as aforesaid. . And we will, that as well the said Thomas Bourke as all and

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every other person and persons to or in those offices or employsworn; and ments, in form aforesaid named and constituted, or to be named before or constituted, and every of their deputies for the time being, whom.

shall take as well the said corporal oaths of allegiance and supremacy, as also his corporal oath upon the holy gospels, before the mayor of the said city of Londonderry aforesaid for the time being, well and faithfully to execute the said offices or employments in all things, according to the duty of those offices or employments, before they or any of them be admitted to the exercise of the said offices and employments respectively ; to which mayor of the said city for the time being we do by these presents give and grant full power and authority to give and administer the said several oaths, as well to the said Thomas Bourke as to all and every other person and persons in or to those offices or employments hereafter in form aforesaid named and constituted, or to be named and constituted, and every of their deputy and depu. ties for the time being, notwithstanding any statute, law, ordinance, provision, prohibition or restraint, in our kingdom of England or Ireland made or enacted, or any other cause, matter

or thing whatsoever. Citizens of And further we will, and by these presents, for us our heirs Derry to be and successors, do grant and confirm to the said mayor and comtoll free all monalty and citizens of our city of Londonderry aforesaid, that over Ireland.

all citizens of the said city of Londonderry and liberty of the same (as much as in us is) be for ever quit and free, and all their goods throughout all Ireland, of all tolls, wharfage, murage, anchorage, beaconage, pavage, pontage, piccage, stallage, pas

sage, and lestage, and of all other tolls and duties whatsoever. Acquittal We do also, for us our heirs and successors, grant and conof murder firm to the same mayor and commonalty and citizens of the city within the said city

of Londonderry aforesaid, acquittal of murder within the city of and liber- Londonderry and the liberties and suburbs of the same. ties granted And further know ye, that we, for us, our heirs and succesto the cor- sors, have given and granted, and by this our present charter poration.

confirm to the said mayor and commonalty and citizens of the the sheriff city of Londonderry aforesaid, the sheriffwick of the aforesaid wick of the city and of the said county of Londonderry, with all things and city and customs which do, may or ought to belong to the aforesaid shecounty to riffwick within the city and county of Londonderry aforesaid, and the corporation.

de within the towns, places, and limits before mentioned to be

granted, by land or water: To have and to hold to them and their successors for ever, and ultimately of us our heirs and successors; yielding therefore to us our heirs and successors ten shillings of lawful money of England, at the receipt of the exche. quer of us our heirs and successors of Ireland, to be paid at the

feast of St. Michael the Archangel every year for ever. Sheriffs of And we will, and by these presents, for us, our heirs and sucthe city to cessors, do grant and confirm to the said mayor and commonbe sheriffs alt

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said, and their successors, shall be from time to time, and at all times from henceforth for ever, sheriffs as well of the said city as cf the said county of Londonderry.

Wherefore we will, and firmly command, that the said mayor and commonalty and citizens of the city of Londonderry, and their successors, may for ever, ultimately, hereditarily, freely, quietly, honourably and wholly, have and hold the said sheriffwick of the said city and county of Londonderry, and other the premises mentioned to be granted, with all things to the said sheriffwick belonging, of us, our heirs and successors, by the said fee farm.

And further we will, and by these presents, for us, our heirs Forestallers and successors, do grant and confirın to the said mayor and com- to be pumonalty and citizens of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, and“ their successors, 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 city of Londonderry aforesaid, to buy or sell again the same wares or victuals, until they shall come to the same city, and have there exposed their wares and victuals to sale, upon pain of such forfeitures and punishments and imprisonments as by the laws and statutes of the said kingdoms of England or Jreland may or ought to be imposed upon such offenders.

And that every year, in the city of Londonderry aforesaid, as Colourers often as need shall be, inquisition shall be made, if any within of foreign

goods to be the liberties of the same city shall use merchandizing in that disfrancity with the goods of others which are not or shall not be of chised. the same liberty, avowing the same goods to be their goods, against their oath and contrary to the liberty of the city aforesaid; and they who shall be thereof lawfully convicted as aforesaid within the liberty of the same city, shall be punished at the will of the mayor and aldermen of the city aforesaid.

And that all and singular persons being free of the city afore. Freemen to said, and willing to enjoy the liberties and free customs of the bear scot same, be in lot and scot, and partake of all charges for the main-" taining the state of the same city and liberties of the same, according to their oaths which they shall make when they shall be admitted to that freedom; and he which will not do this shall lose the freedom of the same.

And that all and every person being free of that city, and remaining out of the same city, and by himself or others using merchandizing within the said city of Londonderry, and the liberties thereof, or that hereafter shall remain and exercise, be in lot and scot with the commonalty of the same city for their merchandize aforesaid, or otherwise be removed from their freedom.

And that the common seal of the city of Londonderry afore- Who to said, shall remain in the custody of two aldermen, and two others have the of the commonalty of the same city, by the mayor, aldermen and

the comcommon council of that city to be chosen.

mon seal ; · And that the weights and beams concerning merchandizes to and of the

and lot.

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