Catalogue description Royal letters patent

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Details of Fa/I/5
Reference: Fa/I/5
Title: Royal letters patent

Recited that among other liberties granted by the charters of former Kings to the Barons of the Cinque Ports and the town of Faversham and confirmed with an [extra] clause by the present King, there is the liberty that if anyone impleads them, they shall not answer otherwise than where they were accustomed in the time of King Henry I, and that they shall not plead except where they are accustomed, at Shipewey; and that notwithstanding the Steward and Marshal and Clerk of the Market of the King's Household and other officials and ministers have entered the town of Faversham to exercise their offices there, to the considerable expense and trouble of the Barons of Faversham, and contrary to the said charters.


Grant to the Barons of Faversham, at their petition, that the Steward and Marshal of the King's Household, and the Clerk of the Market of the same and other officers and ministers shall not enter the town of Faversham to exercise their offices but that the Mayor and Barons shall enjoy their franchises and liberties without challenge.


Witnesses: Th[omas] Arundel] Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England, Chancellor, H[enry Bowet], Archbishop of York, Primate of England, H[enry Beaufort], Bishop of Winchester, N[icholas Bubwith], Bishop of Bath and Wells, Henry, Price of Wales, Edward, Duke of York, brother of the King, John Somers, Chamberlain, Edmund Earl of Kent, and Thomas Earl of Arundell, William de Roos de Hamelak, Richard Grey de Codenore, John Tiptoft, Treasurer, and John Stanley, Steward of the Kings Household, Knights, John Prophete, Keeper of the Privy Seal, and others.


At Westminster, 2 September, 9 Henry [IV, 1408].


At foot of charter "per ipsum Regem" and "Gaunstede".


Endorsed in 19th century hand "Matth. Denham".

Date: 1408
Related material:

[Charter Roll, 9 Henry IV, No. 1].

Held by: Kent History and Library Centre, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Physical condition: Part of Second Great Seal of Henry IV in green wax, appended on red and blue silk laces. Illuminated initial letter. Illuminated, coloured and decorated initial letters throughout.

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