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life of each and every of them. (75) that the Mayor for the time being be And if any of the Aldermen of said one, as often as they shall in their city so named and elected, as set forth own discretion think meet, without in these presents, or any one of them any further licence of authority, from shall die, are removed, or depart from us our heirs or successors, may be able his or their office, (which Aldermen, and may have power to chose and ad. not behaying well in his or their office, mit any other one or more to be Citi. we Will, be removeable at the discre zens of said city. (82) And that all tion of the Mayor and the greater part and every, the Citizens of said city, of the Aldermen of said city; that who are already or shall hereafter be then and so often (76) it may and elected or admitted as set forth in shall be lawful for the Mayor and the these presents, shall be able and shall other remaining Aldermen of said city, be entitled to enjoy and to use the full or the greater part of them (of whom commerce, and trades and traffic, and we Will, that the Mayor for the time every other liberty and free custom apbeing, be one) for this purpose in man. pertaining to the Citizens of said city, ńer aforesaid assembled, in the Tholsel according to the laws and customs, of said city, or any other convenient immunities and ordinances of said city. place by them assigned and limited ac- (83) We will however, and by these cording to their sense and discretion, to presents for us our heirs and successors, name, elect, and prefer one or more of do grant to the said Mayor and Citithe better and more discreet' inHABI. zens of said city and to their succesTANTS, to fill up the number of Alder- sors, that they or the greater part of men, (which (77) shall not exceed them, of whom we Will that the Mayor eighteen, besides the Mayor forthe time for the time being be one, may and being,) in place of the said Alderman shall have power from time to time, or Aldermen so dead, or removed, or as often as in their own discretion they departing from that office. (78) And shall see it expedient to deprive and that he or they, so elected and prestrip of his or their liberties aforesaid, ferred to the office or offices of Al- any Citizen or Citizens not conduct. derman or Aldermen of said city as ing him or themselves in a manner be. aforesaid; (79) having first taken his or coming a Citizen of said city, and to their corporal oaths before the Mayor leave them so deprived of said liberof said city for the time being, well and ties (84) as long as it shall seem expe. faithfully in all and through all things dient to the Mayor and Citizens of said to execute said office, may have and city, or the greater part of them, of exercise said office of Alderman or Al whom we Will the Mayor for the time dermen of said city. (80) And further being to be one-(85) And further we will, and by these presents for us we Will, and by these presents for qur heirs and successors, do grant and us our heirs and successors, do grant declare that all and every person who to the said Mayor and citizens of the before the date of these presents were, City of Kilkenny aforesaid and to or were considered free burgesses, or their successors, that they and their of the commonalty of said borough successors may and shall have, create, or town of Kilkeiny, shall be, and make, and constitute from time to shall be considered citizens of the city time for ever, without farther authoof Kilkenny aforesaid. (81) And rity or licence from us our heirs or moreover we have granted, and by successors, according to their pleasure, these presents for us, our heirs and in said city, one honest and discreet successors do grant unto the said man, and learned in the Laws of our Mayor and Citizens of said city and Kingdom of England, who shall be their successors, that they or the grea.. elected and named in the form herein ter part of them, of whom we will, after in these present mentioned, and
shall be called Recorder of said city. at Mace shall be appointed and chosen 186) And we have assigned, appointed by the Mayor and Citizens of the and made, and by these presents for said city, or the greater part thereof, us, our heirs and successors, we do as- of whom we will the Mayor to be one. sign, make, ordain, constitute, and (92) And the said Serjeant at Mace, make our beloved Robert Rothe. Esq. shall be from time to time attendant to be the first and modern Recorder on the Mayor of said city. (93) And of said city, to be continued in said the said Serjeant at Mace shall, in the office as long as he shall conduct him- presence of the Mayor for the time sekt properly in the same. (87) And being, and the Aldermen, or the greater the said Robert Rothe shall take his part thereof, take their corporal oath corporal oath, before, the Mayor of truly and fuithfully to execute their said city for the time being, faithfully said office. (91) And after taking in and through all things to do and such oath, it shall and may be lawful execute all and every duty belonging for them to enjoy and hold said office to the office of Recorder of said city of Surjeant at Mace during the will (88) And thai, from time to time, and pleasure of saiu Mayor and Alderand whenever it shall be necessary af. men, or the greater part thereof, of ter the death or removal of said Robert said city. (95) And moreover, we Rothe, it may and shall be lawful for will, and by these presents for us, the Mayor and Citizens of said city, our heirs and successors do ordain and or the greater part of them, of whom grant to the said Mayor and Citizens we will the Mayor to he one, to chuse of said city, and their successors, that and prefer one other honest and des. the Mayor of said city and his succescreet man, learved in the laws of Eng. sors, as long as they shall be Mayors land, to be Recorder of said city, (89) of said city, may, and from time to and that he or they so elected and pre- time shall have, according to their ferred, having first taken his or their pleasure, a sword carried before them corporal oaths before the Mayor of. within the said City of Kilkenny, afsaid city for the time being, faithfully ter the same manner and form as it to execute the office during the plea. is used to be carried in any city before sure of the said Mayor and Citizens of any Mayor, or in any cities before any said city. (90) And further we will, Mayors in our Kingdom of Ireland. and by these presents for us, our heirs (96) And further we will, and by and successors, do grani unto the said these presents for us, our heirs and sucMayor and Citizens of said city, and cessors do grant unto the Mayor and their successors, that they, or the Citizens of said ciiy, and to their suicgreater part of them, of whom we Will cessors, that the said Mayor and his the Mayor for the time being to be successors for the time being of the one, may have, and be able to have, said city, to wit, each of tbem sicfrom time to time within the said city, cessively, ipso factu, and as soon as three, four, or five officers from among they shall be sworn into the office of the Citizens of said city, who shall Mayor, shall from that time become be called Serjeants at Mace, who shall and he Escheator of is and our sucattend in the Court House of suid cessors in the said City of Kilkenny city, and for the execution of pro. aforesaid, for and during the time he cesses, writs, mandates, and every shall hold the said office of Mayor. other business in the said city, arising (97) Avd may and shall wave power any way concerning their office, ac- and authority of Joing and execucing cording to the will of the Mayor and within the same city and county of Citizens of said cicy, or the greater the said city all and every thing which part thereof. (91) Which Serjeants belongs to the office of Escheutur, DECEMBER, 1810.
having first taken his corporal oath and shall be hereafter for ever in name (98) before the Aldermen of said city, and in reality, in itself one ert.re and duly and faithfully to execute the corporate county, entirely distinct ard same. (99) And moreover we 'will, separate from the Courly of Kilkenny. for us, our heirs and successors, that (106) And that the said county so no other Escheator or Escheators of distinct and separate from the county us, our heirs and successors, shall en- of Kilkenny may, and shall for ever ter the said city to execute or exercise hereafter be called, termed, and named any act belonging to the office of the County of the City of Kilkrney. Escheator, but the Mayor of the said' (107) And the extent, limits, pre. city for the time. (100) And that cints, and boundaries of the said bo. each and every Mayor of the said city, roughs or towns, lately so called, of who shall be exercising the office of Kilkenny and the parishes and churches Escheator of us, our heirs and succes. aforesaid, shall be the extent, limits, sors, shall each and every year account precincts, and boundaries of the said for same before the Barons of the Ex. County of the City of Kilkenny. (109) chequer of us, our heirs and succes Provided always, that the house, called sors in our Kingdom of Ireland. the Black Friars, that is the shire or (101) And all and every thing belong. county. house hitherto used for the siting to the office of Escheator* they ting of our Justices of Peace, and our may hereafter for ever do, execute, and Justices of Assize, and for gaol-deliexercise. (102) And moreover of very, and for every business of us, our our abundant special grace, we have beirs and successors there to be traris. given and granted, and by these pre- acted, (109) And also the house hisents for us, our heirs and successors theito usually used for the common do grant to the said Mayor and Citie gaol of the County of Kilkenny, shall zens of the said City of Kilkenny, remain, lie, and be reputed part of the and to their successors that the afore. said Coun:y of Kilkenny, and shell resaid borough or town of Kilkenny rain and lie within the jurisdiction of lately so called, (103) and also the the County, and not of the County of borough of Irishtown lately so called the City of Kilkenny; notwithstandadjacent to Kilkenny, (101) and like ing any thing to the contrary cog. the parishes and churches of St. Ca- tained in these presents. (110) And nice, St. John the Evangelist, St. further of our special grace, and cer. Patrick, and the Blessed Virgin Mary, tain knowledge and meer motion, we situate and lving within the borough will, and by these presents for us, our or town of Kilkenny lately so called, beirs and successors, do grant unto the and its suburbs, and within the bo. said Mayor and Citizens of the said city rough of Irishtown lately so called, of Kilkenny, and to their successors, (105) and likewise all and ev-ry town, that there shall be from time to time hainiet, village, river, rivalet, and for ever hereafter within the said city, every ocher hereditament within the two of the Citizens of the said city, town of Kilkenny lately so called, to be ekcted in the form herein after and within the borough of Irishtown in these presents mentioned, who shall lately so called, or within the parishes be Sheriffs of the said County of the or churches aforesaid, or within the City of Kilkenny to do and execute liberties or precincts of the same, may all and every thing appertaining to the office of Sheriffs of the said County the Citizens of the said city, to be of the City of Kilkenny. (111) And Sheriffs of the County of the said City. moreover we have assigned, named, (117) And that after they have been constituted and made, and by these so named and elected as aforesaid, into presents for us, our heirs and succes. the ofice of Sheriffs of the County sors do assign, name, constitute, and of the said City, they and each of make our beloved Walter Rian and them shall, before they or any of them Thomas Pembroke to be the first and are or is adınitted to execute the office modern Sheriffs of the said County of of Sheriffs of the County of the said the City of Kilkenny ; i112) to be Ciiy, take a corporal oath, on the continued in that office until the feast Holy Evangelist, on the feast of St. of St. Michael the Archangel, next Michael the Archangel, then next following the date of these presents ; following the said day of election, be(113) and afterwards until two citi- fore the Mayor of the said city for zens of the same city shail be duly the time being, and the Aldermen or elected, preferred and sworn into the the greater part thereof, rightly and office of Sheriffs of said city, according faithfully to execute the office of Sheto the ordinances and constitutions in riffs of said city, in all and through these presents expressed and declared thinge touching that office. (118) (114) And that the said Walter Rian And that after taking such oath, they and Thomas Pembroke, shall, in the and each of them may be able and presence of the Mayor and Citizens qualified to execute the office of Sheof said city, or the quarter part of riffs of the County of said City for them, of whom we will the Mayor for one whole year, that is to say, to the the time being to be one, take their feast of St Michael the Archangel corporal oath, in the Tholsel, that then next ensuing ; (119) and further they, and each of them will duly until one or more of the Citizens of and fair hfully execute all things said city, shall in due manner and form touching or concerning said office. be respectively chosen, and sworn into (115) We also will and by these the office of Sheriff or Sheriffs of the presents for, us, our heirs and suc- County of the said City, according to cessors, grant unto the said Mayor the ordinances above in these presents and Alucrmen of said city, or the deciared. (120) And if it shall hapgreater part of them, from time to pen that the Sheriffs for the Caunty of time for ever liereafter, may, and shall the said City, for the time being, or have power and authority yearly and one of them, should die, be removed, every year, in the Monday next follow. or depart from the said office within ing the feast of St. John the Baptist, one year, after he or they are set up or any other day by them assigned and sworn into the office of Sheriffs of and appointed, to congregate and äs-, the County of said City as aforesaid, semble themselves, in the Thokel of (ivhich Sheriffs and each of them not the said city, or in any other conve- behaving him or themselves in that of. nient place within the said city as fice for any other reasonable cause at, aforesaid ; and there to continue until the discretion and pleasure of the they or the greater part of them there Mayor, and Aldermen of the said assembled shall name and close two city for the time being, or the of the Citizens of the said city, to be greater part thereof, of whom let the Sheriffs of the County of the City of Mayor always be one, (121) we will Kilkenny aforesaid. (116) and that may be removeable) that then and so then and there they may be able and often it may and shall be lawful for qualired before they depart from the Mayor and Aldermen of the said thençe, to name and chuse two of City for the time being, or the greater part thereof, within the said city deputy or deputies, keep such jail and assembled, to name, elect and prefer the prisoners therein being, accordone or two of the Citizens of said city, ing to the form of law. (127) And to supply the said number of two She- further we Will, and by these presents riffs of the county of said city, in the ordain that no other Sheriff or Sheriffs place or places of him or them so 'of any other county; nor other bailiffs happening to die or be removed, or de or servants of any other Sheriff of any
've request that every person any wise solicitous about this Charter. shall keep the different numbers of our Magazine in which it appears; as to the last number we intend to annex copious explanatory notes upon the different recitals : these notes are the work of a learned genileman of the Bar,--EDITOR.
parting from said office, (122) And other county of our Kingdom of · that he or they so electedand preferred, Ireland, or any other officers whatso
(having firet taken a corporal oath in ever, save only the Sheriffs of the the foria aforesaid,) may have and ex- county of the said city and their baiecute the said office, during the resi. liffs or serjeants at mace, shall for any due of the same year; and from reason or for any account enter the thenceforth until two others of the county of the said city or the precincts citizens of said city shall be duely thereof, to do or execute any thing elected, preferred'and sworn to execute belonging to the office of Sheriff of that office ; and so often as the case the county of said city. (128) And shall so happen. (123) We also will further, of our more abundant grace, and by the tenor of these presents we have granted, and by these presents command the said sheriffs of the said for us, our heirs and successors do grant city for the time being, that on the to the said Mayor and citizens of Kil. days and places appointed by our kenny, and to their successors, that Justices of Assize, or by the Mayor each and every person in said city hav. and Recorder of said city for the jail ing such suits and complaints and ac. delivery, they may cause to come before tions both real and personal, and mixed the said Justices, and before the said as they were wont to lay before the Recorder and Mayor, so many and superior of the former borough of such honest and liga men, of the Kilkenny, may have power to make county of the said city, or of the said them and to plead them before the said city, by whom the truth of the matter Sheriffs of the said city, (!29) and to be enquired into may be better that the said Sheriffs of said city shall known. (124) And further we will have power and anthority to hear and and by these presents command the to determine the same. (130) And fursaid Sheriffs of the county of the said ther, of our more abundant grace and city for the time being that they be certain knowledge and meer motion we attendant on the said justices in all have granted, and by these presents for things touching the jail delivery ; and us, our heirs, and successors do grant from time to time they execute their unto the said Mavor and Citizens of precepts in the same manner and form, said city the half of all goods and as any other Sheriff: of cur Kingdom chattles, waived and strayed; and also of Ireland, by the Laws and Statutes of all the fines' and amerciaments of our said Kingdom of Ireland, were accrueing to us, our heirs and succeswont or oughe in any manner to do, sors in the said city, or within the return, attend or execule before us, our bounds, precincts or liberties of the heirs and successors Justices of jail.' same, (131) to be disposed of and delivery in any county of our said converted to the common profit and Kingdom of Ireland. (125) And that advantage of the said Mayor and Cithe said Sheriff of the county of the tizens of the said city of Kilkenny, said city for the time being, may and (132) without any share or any satisshall be keepers of the jail of said city; faction to be made or given to us, our and may and shall always by them. heirs or successors. (133) And further selves, (126) or by their sufficient we have granted, and by these for