Charter IX: Confirmation by Henry IV of Royal Charter of 1359, no. VII (1400)

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Cardiff Records: Volume 1. Originally published by Cardiff Records Committee, Cardiff, 1898.

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Charter in the custody of the Town Clerk. 20 February 1400.

Henricus dei gracia Rex Anglie & ffrancie & dominus Hibernie Omnibus ad quos presentes litere peruenerint salutem Inspeximus cartam domini Edwardi nuper Regis Anglie Aui nostri factam in hec verba [Hic sequitur prout in carta originali.] Nos autem concessionem & confirmacionem predictas ratas habentes et gratas eas pro nobis & heredibus nostris quantum in nobis est acceptamus approbamus ac nunc Burgensibus & hominibus dicte ville de Kerdyf & eorum successoribus concedimus & confirmamus sicut carte predicte racionabiliter testantur & prout ipsi & eorum antecessores libertatibus & quietanciis illis hactenus racionabiliter vsi sunt & gauisi In cuius rei testimonium has literas nostras fieri fecimus patentes Teste me ipso apud Westmonasterium vicesimo die ffebruarij anno regni nostri secundo.

Pro duabs marcis solut. in hanap'io. Waker. Exe p. Johem. Wakeryng & Johem. ffrank cl'icos. Endorsed:—"Confirmac'o Henrici Rgs.'

Note.—Seal missing. Cords of green and crimson silk. This Charter is in good condition.


Henry, 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 Charter of the Lord Edward, formerly King of England, Our grandfather, made in these words: [Here follows as in the original Charter.] Now We, ratifying and allowing the grant and confirmation aforesaid, do for Us and Our heirs, as much as in Us lies, accept and approve and now do grant and confirm them unto the Burgesses and men of the said Vill of Kerdyf and their successors, as the aforesaid Charters reasonably testify, and as they and their predecessors have heretofore reasonably used and enjoyed those liberties and quittances. In witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent. Witness Myself at Westminster, on the twentieth day of February in the second year of Our reign [1400.]