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porte par kai il est conus combaron, à la sute de partie soit ajuggé à la. mort. Et si nule sute soit fait demurge il en prison.

38. Enqueste de mort.

Item.-—Use est que si home soit occys, ou par ascun manère aventure sodeinement devye deyns les limites de la franchise, cest à. savoir deins la vile ou le port, kest comensont al entre de la hevene tank à un certaine bounde nomé Readehel juste Apuld-re, par entre les deux murs, que nul autre coroner ne deit aver conusance à soer sur la. mort sinon le bailif de la vile, quil irra, surveiera le corps, et lenterrera, et depuis il prendra. enqueste de la visenée coment et à quele manère et par quele arme et par kai il vint à la mort, et ceo sera fait south les seals de ceux ques soient en la enqueste. Et si ascun soit endité de la mort, soit il pris par le bailif et mys en prison tank à la jour de hundred et ces biens arestus. Et si sute soit fait vers lui ait sa queance com devant est dit. Et sil soit nocif soiont ces teres tenements et tuts ces biens forfetes. Et si nul sute soit fait vers celui endité, demurge il en prison.

39. Novel gardeyn.

Item.—A quele houre que notre gardein des Cynk Ports par mort ou par la. volunté notre Seignur le Roi soit remué, et ke notre Seignur le Roi par ces letres patentes un autre gardein ath mandé et ordeiné, soleit il mander sa. letre al bailif quil soit à. un certain jour à Schipweie, par XL jours avant la. dit jour de Schipweie, et donk le bailif fra soner le comune corn de la vile asembler la, comune et la dite letre en plein assemble liser et choser vj prudes homes od lui, de apperer devant le gardein à mesme le jour, les queux iluk devant le dit gardein semblement od les autres barons de Cynk Ports ount à. oier del dit gardein lire sa commission de son oflice. Et un des meirs, del assent de tuts les autre barons de port dirra à lui, “Sire, acustumé est que chescun gardein à sa primère venue jurra par la ligeance kil deit à notre Seignur le Roi et par sa. chivalerie,

the franchise, usages, and customs of the cinque ports,” and that same day shall nothing more be done. And when afterwards the said warden pleases to have an assembly of the cinque ports, to do that which pertains to his office, he shall send his letters of summons as is above said, that the bailiff and six barons of Romney come before him on such a day for reasons touching the court of Shipway. And in case that the said court be not summoned forty days before, as is above said, no mayor, bailiff, nor any other person shall go thither, nor shall they receive blame, nor be amerced. 40. Point of Shipway.

Item.-—It is used that no Shipway shall be holden unless the warden be there in his proper person sitting, and with him the mayors and bailiffs of the cinque ports, first to make inquest by twelve barons there sworn, if any man has spoken treason against our lord the king or his kingdom. Item,—If any man has counterfeited the seal of our said lord the king, and of false moneyers, and treasure found and concealed ; and whether any commonalty has given any false judgment; and whether any town of the ports, which was called upon by our lord the king for its service, has withheld it; and whether any bailiff has received any other custom than he ought of right, or has not made due executions as pertains to his oflice, or that he has in any manner resisted the franchise of the cinque ports. And the inquest shall be made by two, three, or four men of Romney, and all the other towns assembled. And if any man of the cinque ports be found guilty by the said inquisition of treason spoken against the king or the kingdom, or counterfeiting the king’s seal, or a false moneyer, immediately by the said warden and all the mayors of the cinque ports, let him be condemned to death. And if any be convicted of (concealing) treasure found, let him be condemned in all his goods and chattels, at the will and at the mercy of our lord the king ; but he shall not suffer death for this. And if any commonalty be convicted of giving false judgment, they shall be condemned to have the franchise of the town seized into the hands of the king, until they shall have a new grant from the king. And in case that one prosecute la Franchise, usages et custumes des Cynk Ports par soun pover gardera. et maintenera. ; " et mesme le jour nient plus ne deit estre fait. E1: quant apres que 1e dit gardein assemble des Cynk Ports plest aver éufaire eeo ke up [arti] ent Ta, souu oPfice, il mondera ces letres de sommons com est susdit, que le bailif et vj barons de R. vienent devant lui Em tiel j0ur‘pur enchesons tuchons le court de Schipweie; et en cas que la. dite court ne soil: som [onsé] par XL jours devant com est susdit, ne soleient ascun maire bailif ne ascun autre iluk vener, ne blame reeeyvre nestre amercié. '

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40. Point de Scliipweie.

Item.—Use [est] que nule Schipweie deit estre tenus sans le gardein ne soit iluk en sa. propre person seant, et od lui les mairs et bailifs de Cynk Ports, 5. de primes fait enquere de xij barons iluk jurés, si ascun ath purparlé treson vers notre Seignur 1e Roi ou sa, reame. Item, si ascun ath contrefaite le seal notre dit Seignur le Roi, et de fans monaiour, et de tresor trové et conselé; et si ascun commune ath doné ascun faus juggement; et si ascun ville des ports que fust comendé de par notre Seignur le Roi davoir sa service, et 1e ath retreit; et si ascun bailif ath receu autre custume que de droit devereit, ou kil nath fait due execucions com 9, soun office apertient, ou ke 1e franchise de Cynk Ports en ascune manere ath contreluté. Et la. enqueste sera. faite par ij, iij or iiij de R. et tuts des autres villes semblés. Et si ascun des Cynk Ports soit trové coupable par la. (lite inquisicion de treson purparlé vers le roi ou la reame, ou contrefaite le seal de roi, ou faus monaiour, tost par le dit gardein et tuts les maires des Cynk Ports soit ajuggé Ex la mort. Et si ascun soit convikt de tresor trové, soit il ajuggé 51. tuts ces biens et chateux in la volonté et E1 la. grace notre Seignur le Roi. Mes il ne suffra pur ieele la mort. Et si ascune comune soil: convikt en fausjuggement doné, lour sera ajuggé que lour franchise de lour ville soit seisi en la main le Roi tank ils purount aver novel grace du Roi. Et en cas que ascune pursue vers aseune comune sur faus juggement doné, et la dite comune se puet aquiter, la persone que pursue vers la (lite comune soit attaché et emprisoné notre gardein, tank il avera fait grée 5.12» ditc comune par taxacion de autres any commonalty for false judgment given, and the said com-' monalty can clear itself, the person who prosecuted the said commonalty shall be attached and imprisoned by our warden

..until he shall have made satisfaction to the said commonalty,

on the taxation of the other commonalties of the cinque ports. And in case that any commonalty be convicted that it has withdrawn its service from our lord the king when it was commanded thereto by our said lord, let them have the same judgment as they would have for giving false judgment, as is above said. And [in like manner] if any bailiff be convicted of custom improperly taken, or of not having made due execution, or that the franchise of the cinque ports has been injured by him. 41. The king’s coronation.

Item.——It is used, that when it happens that any king of England is crowned, the barons of the cinque ports are wont, upon summons of the king's brief directed to them, to come to the same coronation to do their due service, and he shall receive their honours (homage) in the court forty days before. That is to say, on the day of the coronation shall the two flags of silk be holden and carried between the king and the queen by thirty-two barons of the cinque ports, and by no other, and the above said thirtytwo barons or more shall come in a suit of cloth furnished at their own cost, but their expenses during the time that they are at court shall fall upon their commonalties; and when they have done their oflice, the aforesaid barons of the cinque ports shall have both the cloth and the apparel, as they bore them between the king and the queen. VVhereof the barons of Hastings and their members shall have the flag and all the apparel, and the barons of Romney, Hythe, Dover, and Sandwich, shall have, of right, the other flag with all the apparel. And the thirty-two barons, together with the other barons of the cinque ports who please to come thither, are wont to have the table at the right hand of the king in the hall, as of their ancient right, and in what place soever the barons of the cinque ports are permitted to eat with him. And in the same manner the barons of the cinque ports are wont

to have at every episcopal consecration the right table in the hall.

comunes de Cynk Ports. Et en caas que ascune comune soit convikt quele ath retret la service notre Seignur le Roi, com ele avoit par comondement de notre dit Seignur, aiont mesme le juggement

quils en averaiount pur faus juggement doné, com est susdit.-

Et si ascun bailif soit convikt de male custume receu, ou quil ne

fait dues execucion, ou que la franchise de Cynk Ports par lui soit blemis.

41. Coronement del Roi.

Item.--Use est, que quant avient que ascun Roi dengleterre soit coroné, soleient les barons des Cynk Ports par som[m0nse] de bref le Roi a eux direkt, a mesme la coronement vener lour due service a faire et lour honours en la court recevra, xl jours devant. Cest 2. savoir, le jour del coronement deivont les ij draps de sai estre tenu et portés entre 1e Roi ct la Reyne par xxxij barons des Cynk Ports ; et par nnle autre, et deivont les susdits xxxij barons on plus vener en une sute de draps, vestus de lour propre custage, mes lour expenses par le temps quils soient a court soient sur lour comunes. Et quant ils cunt fait lour oflice, les avant dits barons des Cynk Ports soleiont aver ambedeux les draps od tut laparail com ils le portount entre le Roi et la Raine. Dount les barons de Hastyngs et lour menbres averont lour drap et tut laparail, et les barons de Romen, Heth, Doverr ct Sanwics, lautre drap od tut laparail averont de droit. Et soleiount les xxxij barons semblement od les autres barons de Cynk Ports que iluk voilount vener, aver la table 2. destre main le Roi en la sale com de lour ancien droit, et en quiconque leu que les barons de Cynk Ports sount grantés od lui manger. Et en rnesme la manere soleiount les barons dc Cynk Ports aver Zi chescun sacre de eveske le destre table en la sale.

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