Charter in the Custody of the Town Clerk. 27 March 1465.
Edwardus dei gracia Rex Anglie & ffrancie & Dominus Hibernie
Omnibus ad quos presentes litere peruenerint salutem Inspeximus
literas patentes Henrici sexti nuper de facto & non de iure Regis
Anglie de confirmacione factas in hec verba [Hic sequitur prout
in carta originali.] Nos autem literas predictas ac omnia & singula
in eisdem contenta rata habentes & grata ea pro nobis & heredibus
nostris quantum in nobis est acceptamus & approbamus Ac dilectis
nobis nunc Burgensibus & aliis hominibus & tenentibus de predictis
villis de Kerdyf Vsk Kaerlionn Neuport Coubrugge Neeth & Kenefeg
& eorum successoribus tenore presencium ratificamus & confirmamus sicut litere predicte racionabiliter testantur In cuius rei
testimonium has literas nostras fieri fecimus patentes Teste me ipso
apud Westmonasterium vicesimo septimo die Marcij Anno regni
pro viginti solidis solutis in Hanap'io
||Ricu. ffryston & Willm. Bolton
Endorsed:—"Confirmac'o Edwardi quarti a° 5°."
"The Charter graunted by King Edward the fourth in the fift
yeare of his reign wherby the lib'tes of Kerdiffe are confirmed."
Note.—Seal missing ; cords of white, red, blue, yellow and gold strands. The
texting is black and well preserved, save for a few stains. The parchment is soft and
thick. The initial letter E does not appear, the space being left blank for illumination.
Edward, by the grace of God King of England and France, and
Lord of Ireland, unto all to whom the present letters shall come,
greeting. We have inspected the confirmatory Letters Patent of
Henry the Sixth, formerly in fact though not of right King of
England, made in these words : [Here follows as in the original
Charter.] Now We, ratifying and allowing the aforesaid letters and
all and singular the matters in the same contained, do so far as in Us
lies accept and approve them and do by the tenour of these presents
ratify and confirm them unto Our wellbeloved Burgesses and other
men and tenants of the aforesaid Vills of Kerdyf, Vsk, Kaerlion,
Neuport, Coubrugge, Neeth and Kenefeg, and their successors, as the
aforesaid letters reasonably testify. In witness whereof these Our
letters We have caused to be made Patent. Witness Myself at
Westminster on the twenty seventh day of March in the fifth year of
Our reign .