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weights and be weighed between merchants shall remain in the custody of beams.

good and sufficient men of the same city expert in that office, and to be chosen thereto by the mayor, aldermen and common council of the city aforesaid, to be kept at the pleasure of the mayor and aldermen and common council of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, and that they be not at all committed to others

but such as shall be so chosen. Foreigners. And that the sheriffs of the said city and of the county of to pay toll; Londonderry aforesaid (who for the time shall be) shall and may

by themselves, their officers and ministers, have, take, receive and enjoy reasonable tolls, customs and duties to the use of the mayor and commonalty and citizens of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, for all wares, merchandizes and other goods brought or imported to the same city of Londonderry, or the liberties of the same, by any person or persons not being citizens and freemen of the same, by water or by land; and for all wares, merchandizes and other goods exported or carried out of the said city of Londonderry and liberties of the same, by any person or persons not being citizens and freemen of the city aforesaid, by land or by water, to and towards the building and erecting of gates and walls for the same city of Londonderry, and for the reparation and maintenance of the same gates and walls of the

said city. and not to And that merchants and others which are not of the freedom

by re- of the city of Londonderry aforesaid shall not sell by retail any tail,

wines or other wares whatsoever within the same city of Londonderry, the suburbs, liberties or franchises of the same, upon pain of forfeiture of the things so bought or the value thereof to the use of the mayor and commonalty and citizens of the city of

Londonderry aforesaid. or use any And also that no person being a foreigner from the freedom mystery or of the city aforesaid, shall use or exercise within the same city, manual oc- liberties or suburbs of the same, any art, mystery or manual occupation.

'cupation whatsoever, to make his gain and profit thereof, upon pain of forfeiture of forty shillings for every time wherein such person shall use or exercise within the said city of Londonderry, liberties and suburbs of the same, any art, mystery or manual

occupation as aforesaid. All forfeit- And that the same forfeitures be, and shall be for ever, to the ures grant- mayor and commonalty and citizens of the said city of Londoned to the

tion derry and their successors, without any account or other thing cor and how to therefore to be yielded or made to us, our heirs or successors; be recover- and that all the said forfeitures be from time to time for ever ed.

recovered in the said court within the city of Londonderry aforesaid, for and in the name of the chamberlain of the same city for the time being, to the use of the said mayor and commonalty

and citizens of the city aforesaid. Abrocers to And that brokers of merchandizes in the city of Londonderry be chosen aforesaid, and liberties of the same, shall be from time to time wort, elected by the mayor and aldermen of the city of Londonderry

aforesaid, and thereupon shall take their oaths before the mayor

and sworn.

to be taxed

and aldermen of the city aforesaid, well and faithfully to execute their offices. To which said mayor and aldermen of the city aforesaid ,we do by these presents give and grant power and authority to give and administer such oaths.

And that all common hosts and other persons resident in the Common said.city of Londonderry, and suburbs of the same, although they

(though be not free of the city aforesaid, shall be partakers of all public no charges for paving of the places and streets and cleansing of the partake of city aforesaid as long as they shall be so common hosts and resi- certain dents or commorants in the same city, liberties or suburbs of the charges. same, as other such hosts in the city and suburbs aforesaid by reason of their hostlery shall partake.

And that the goods of the aldermen of the city of London. Aldermen derry aforesaid shall in all aids, tallages and other contributions to be

as other cihappening within the said city, be taxed by men of the said tienda city of Londonderry, being thereto lawfully chosen and deputed, as the goods of other citizens of the same city.

Moreover we grant, for us our heirs and successors, to the The mayor mayor and commonalty and citizens of Londonderry aforesaid, to be first

in the comand their successors, that the mayor of the city aforesaid who mission of for the time shall be shall be appointed and named one of the gaol delijustices of gaol delivery of the said city, liberties and suburbs very. thereof, in every commission to be made to any justices of gaol delivery to be assigned for the same city, and in every commission therefore to be made shall be first named.

And that the said mayor and commonalty and citizens of the Infangthef, city of Londonderry aforesaid may have infangthef, outfangthef, mang

thef, and fea and felons' goods, of all those that sha}l be adjudged before then lons "goods within the liberties of the city of Londonderry aforesaid. granted to · And also we will and grant, for us our heirs and successors, the corpoto the said mayor and commonalty and citizens of the city of ration, Londonderry aforesaid, and their successors, that the clerk of

rket the market of our household, or of our heirs, or any other officer or other of: or minister of us, our heirs or successors hereafter, may not sit ficer of the within the liberties of the city aforesaid, nor within any town, crown to place or limits before mentioned to be granted, nor may therein interfer exercise any office, nor by any means draw any of the citizens of the city aforesaid, nor other inhabitants nor residents in the other towns, places and limits before mentioned to be granted, into plea out of the liberties of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, for any things arising within the liberty of the same city of Londonderry, or within the towns, places and limits before mentioned to be granted (the town and liberties of Coleraine excepted).

And that no escheator or other minister hereafter may exer- The mayor cise the office of escheator within the liberty of the city of Lon-lo

" escheator donderry aforesaid, or within the said county of Londonderry except in aforesaid, or within the towns, places and limits before mentioned Coleraine, to be granted (the town, liberties and franchises of Coleraine aforesaid excepted), but that the mayor of the city aforesaid for the time being may execute the office of escheator within the liberty of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, and within the afore

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said county of Londonderry, and the towns, places and limits before mentioned to be granted, (except within the town, liberties and franchises of Coleraine aforesaid,) so that he take his oath faithfully to exercise that office, and therefore answer to us and

our heirs and successors as he ought. No pro. And that no summons, attachment, arrest, distress or execu. cess to be tion whatsoever be made by any of the ministers of us, our executed in heirs or successors whatsoever by writ, or without writ, within the county

Xe the liberty of the city aforesaid, or within the said county of Lonbut by sheriff'. donderry, or within any town, placeand limits before mentioned to

be granted, unless by the sheriffs of the county of Londonderry

aforesaid, and by the ministers of the city of Londonderry aforesaid. No purvey-" And that no purveyor, taker, officer or other minister of us, or to take our heirs or successors, or of any other, may make any prise in goods from the inhabi

m the city of Londonderry aforesaid of the goods of the citizens of

the said city, and of other the inhabitants and residents within against

the same city of Londonderry, against their will, unless he shall their will. forthwith make due payment for the same, or have respite, at the

good will of the vender. No market And that no market hereafter be granted by us, our heirs or to be with- successors, to any within seven miles compass of the city of in 7 miles Londonderry aforesaid. of the city. And we will, grant, and by this our present charterdo confirm, Foreigners for us, our heirs and successors, to the said mayor and commonnot to buy,, alty and citizens of the city aforesaid, and their successors, that to, fóreign. hereafter no merchant stranger or foreigner from the liberties

of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, may sell any merchandize within the liberties or suburbs of the said city of Londonderry aforesaid, to any other stranger or foreign merchant, nor any merchant stranger or foreigner may buy any merchandizes of any other merchant stranger or foreigner within the liberty or suburbs of the said city ; upon forfeiture of the same merchandizes, or value thereof, to the mayor and commonalty and citi

zens of the city of Londonderry aforesaid. Victuallers Further we will, and by this our charter do in like manner to be under grant and confirm, for us our heirs and successors, that all man. the rule of ner of wines to be sold in the said city, and also all victuallers the mayor and alder

as well fishmongers as others dwelling in the said city, suburbs or franchises of the same, and those who shall hereafter come to the said city with victuals, shall be from henceforth under the government and rule of the mayor and aldermen of the city

aforesaid for the time being. The custo- And moreover of our more abundant grace we have granted, dy of the for us, our heirs and successors (as much as in us is), to the same gates granted to

mayor and commonalty and citizens of the city of Londonderry the corpo. utoresall, and weil succo

aforesaid, and their successors, that they may have the custody ration : of all the gates and posterns of the city aforesaid now erected and

· built, or hereafter to be erected and built: and the And also tronage, (that is to say) the weighing of lead, wax,

conage of pepper, alum, madder, and such other wares within the city of merchan.

n. Londonderry aforesaid, and the liberties of the same for ever, dizes.

by themselves or their sufficient deputies.

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men.

. And further of our more abundant special grace, and of our The mayor, certain knowledge and mere motion, we have given, granted recorder, and confirmed, and by these presents, for us our heirs and suc- and certain cessors, do give, grant and confirm, to the said mayor and com

aldermen,

"; to be jusmonalty and citizens of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, and tices of the to their successors, the liberties, freedoms and franchises here- peace with. under written; (that is to say that the mayor and recorder of in the city. the city of Londonderry aforesaid who now are, and their successors mayors and recorders of the city of Londonderry afore. said for ever, and that those aldermen who hereafter shall bear the charge of the mayoralty of that city, after they shall leave their mayoralty and be thereof discharged, as long as they shall remain aldermen there, and four of the senior aldermen of the city aforesaid which next after the date of these presents shall bear and exercise the charge of aldermanship, and have not borne the office of mayoralty in the city. aforesaid, and from henceforth as often as it shall happen that there shall not be living four aldermen of the same city which have not borne the charge of mayoralty in the same city, then and so often so many of the senior aldermen of the city aforesaid as together with the mayor, recorder and aldermen, which have borne the office of mayoralty of the city aforesaid, may supply the number of six justices of the peace of the city aforesaid, be conservators of . the peace of us our heirs and successors, to be conserved and kept within our city aforesaid, and the liberties and suburbs of

the same, and to keep and cause to be kept all statutes and or• , dinances made and to be made for the good of our peace, and

for the conservation of the same, and for the quiet rule and government of the people of us our heirs and successors, in all their articles, as well within the city aforesaid as the liberty and suburbs of the same, according to the force, form and effect thereof; and to chastise and punish all those whom they shall find offending in the city aforesaid, and liberties and precincts of the same, contrary to the form and effect of the same ordinances and statutes, or any of them, as according to the form of those ordinances and statutes shall seem meet to be done; and to cause all those that shall use any threats to any of the people of us our heirs and successors, concerning their body, or burning their houses, to find sufficient security for their peace and good behaviour towards us, our heirs and successors, and all the people of us, our heirs and successors; and if they shall refuse to find such security, then to cause them to be kept safely in the gaol of us, our heirs and successors, of the same city of Londonderry, until they shall find such security. i Also we will, and by these presents, for us our heirs and suc- The Quocessors, do grant and confirm that the now mayor and recorder, rum; and their successors aforesaid, and such aldermen as aforesaid, or three of the same mayor, recorder, and aldermen, (whereof the mayor and recorder and their successors aforesaid we will to be two) be justices of us, our heirs and successors,' to inquire, by the oaths of good and lawful men, as well of the city

their power.

aforesaid as of the liberties and suburbs of the same, by whom the truth of the fact may be best known, of all manner of murders, felonies, witchcrafts, inchantments, sorceries, art magick, trespasses, forestallings, regratings, ingrossings, and extortions whatsoever, and of all and singular other misdeeds and offences of which justices of peace of us our heirs and successors may lawfully, or ought to inquire, by whomsoever or howsoever within the city of Londonderry aforesaid, or the liberties or suburbs of the same, heretofore done or committed, or which hereafter shall happen to be done or committed; and also of all those which in the city aforesaid, or the liberties or suburbs of the same, shall go or ride, or from henceforth shall presume to go or ride, in conventicles, against the peace of us, our heirs and successors, in disturbance of the people of us, our heirs or successors, with armed force:

And also of all those that shall there lye in wait, or hereafter shall, presume to lye in wait, to maim or kill the people of us our heirs or successors; and also of hostlers, and all and singular other persons which have offended, or attempted, or hereafter shall presume to offend, or attempt, in the city aforesaid, and liberties or suburbs of the same, in the abuse of measures and weights, or in the sale of victuals, contrary to the form of the ordinances and statutes, or any of them, therefore made for the common profit of our realm of Ireland, and of the people of us, our heirs and successors :

And also all sheriffs, constables, keepers of gaols, and other officers whatsoever, which in the execution of their offices about the premises, or any of them, have unduly behaved themselves, or hereafter shall presume unduly to behave themselves, or have been slack, remiss, or negligent, or hereafter shall happen to be slack, remiss, or negligent within the city aforesaid, liberties and suburbs of the same, and of all and singular articles, circumstances, and other things whatsoever, by whomsoever or howsoever within the city aforesaid, liberties or suburbs of the same, done or committed, or which from henceforth shall happen to be done or attempted howsoever, concerning the premises or any of them. · And to view all indictments whatsoever which hereafter shall be taken before the mayor and recorder, and their successors aforesaid, and such aldermen as aforesaid, or three of the same mayor, recorder, and aldernen (whereof the said mayor and recorder, and their successors aforesaid we will to be two); and to make and continue the process thereof, against all and every person so indicted, or which hereafter shall happen to be so in, dicted, until they be taken, or yield themselves, or be outlawed ; and to hear and determine all and singular murders, felonies, witchcrafts, inchantments, sorceries, art magick, trespasses, forestallings, regratings, ingrossings, extortions, conventicles and indictments aforesaid, and all and singular other the premises, according to the laws and statutes of our realın of Ireland, as in such case hath been accustomed or ought to be done : and to

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