Charter II
Confirmation by Edward II of the privileges of the Burgesses of Cardiff (1324)

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Institute of Historical Research

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John Hobson Matthews (editor)

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1898

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15-16

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'Charter II: Confirmation by Edward II of the privileges of the Burgesses of Cardiff (1324)', Cardiff Records: volume 1 (1898), pp. 15-16. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=48063 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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Charter not in the possession of the Corporation. 4 March, 1324.

Edwardus dei gracia Rex Anglie Dominus Hibernie & Dux Aquitannie Archiepiscopis Episcopis Abbatibus Prioribus Comitibus Baronibus Justiciariis Vicecomitibus Prepositis Ministris et omnibus Balliuis & fidelibus suis salutem. Sciatis nos de gracia nostra speciali concessisse & hac carta nostra confirmasse dilecto et fideli nostro hugoni le Despenser Juniori quod ipse et heredes sui ac eorum Burgenses & alij homines & tenentes de Kerdyf Vsk Kaerlion Neuport Coubrugge Neeth & Kenefeg in Wallia de omnibus rebus & bonis suis tam videlicet mercandisis quam aliis imperpetuum sint quieti de theolonio muragio pontagio Panagio lastagio stallagio picagio tronagio kaiagio terragio necnon de omnibus aliis custumis & consuetudinibus per totum regnum nostrum ac ducatum nostrum Aquitannie et terram nostram hibernie ac aliunde per potestatem nostram custumis de lanis coriis pellibus lamitis ac vinis nobis & heredibus nostris debitis dumtaxat exceptis. Quare volumus & firmiter precipimus pro nobis & heredibus nostris quod idem hugo & heredes sui ac eorum Burgenses & alij homines & tenentes de predictis villis de kerdif vsk kaerlionn Neuport Coubrugge Neeth et Kenefeg in Wallia de omnibus rebus & bonis suis tam videlicet mercandisis quam aliis imperpetuum sint quieti de theolonio muragio pontagio panagio lastagio stallagio picagio tronagio kaiagio terragio necnon de omnibus aliis custumis & consuetudinibus per totum regnum nostrum ac Ducatum nostrum Acquitannie & terram nostram hibernie ac aliunde per potestatem nostram custumis de lanis coriis pellibus lamitis ac vinis nobis & heredibus nostris debitis dumtaxat exceptis sicut predictum est. Hiis testibus Venerabilibus patribus Willelmo Archiepiscopo Cantuariensis tocius Anglie Primate Johanne Norwicencis & Johanne Cicestrensis Episcopis Adomaro de valencia comite Pembrochie Edmundo Comite Arundell Johanne de Segraue Seniore Willelmo Martyn Ricardo Danmory Senescallo hospicij nostri & aliis Datum per manum nostram apud West monasterium quarto die Marcij Anno regni nostri decimo septimo.

[Translation.]

Edward, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of Aquitaine, to the Archbishops, Bishops, Abbots, Priors, Earls, Barons, Justices, Sheriffs, Prevosts, Ministers and to all his Bailiffs and faithful subjects, Greeting. Know ye that We, of Our especial favour, have granted and by this Our Charter have confirmed unto Our beloved and faithful Hugh Le Despenser the younger, that he and his heirs, and their Burgesses and other men and tenants of Kerdyf, Vsk, Kaerlion, Neuport, Coubrugge, Neeth and Kenefeg in Wales shall be quit of toll, murage, pontage, panage, lastage, stallage, picage, tronage quayage, terrage, as also of all other customs and customary dues in respect of all their things and goods, to wit as well merchandises as others, for ever, throughout Our whole kingdom, and Our duchy of Aquitaine and Our land of Ireland, and elsewhere throughout Our dominions; the customs of wools, leather, hides, woolfells and wines due unto Us and our heirs nevertheless excepted. Wherefore We will and firmly enjoin, for Us and Our heirs, that the same Hugh and his heirs, and their Burgesses and other men and tenants of the aforesaid Vills of Kerdif, Vsk, Kaerlionn, Neuport, Coubrugge, Neeth and Kenefeg, in Wales, shall be quit of toll, murage, pontage, panage, lastage, stallage, picage, tronage, quayage, terrage, as also of all other customs and customary dues, in respect of all their things and goods, to wit as well merchandises as others, for ever, throughout Our whole kingdom, and Our duchy of Aquitaine and Our land of Ireland, and elsewhere throughout Our dominions; the customs of wools, leather, hides, woolfells and wines due unto Us and Our heirs nevertheless excepted, as is aforesaid. Witness the Venerable Fathers William, Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of all England; John, Bishop of Norwich, and John, Bishop of Chichester; Adomar De Valence, Earl of Pembroke; Edmund, Earl of Arundell; John de Segraue the elder; William Martyn; Richard Danmory, Steward of Our Household, and others. Given by Our hand at Westminster, on the fourth day of March in the seventeenth year of Our reign [1324.]