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Faversham Charters

Charter 1252 – Henry III

Faversham’s earliest surviving charter The Barons of Faversham are granted certain immunities from the payment of tolls and customs and from the jurisdiction of the courts of the shire and

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Charter 1260 – Henry III

The first royal charter to the Cinque Ports. The Barons of the Cinque Ports, in recognition of their services in taking the King and others to and from France, are

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Charter 1261 – Henry III

An agreement between the abbot and barons of Faversham. The King recognizes an agreement between the Abbot and Barons of Faversham that the Abbott shall hear in his court al

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Charter 1278 — Edward I

Charter to the Cinque Ports in recognition of ship service and military service in the army in Wales. The King confirms to the Barons of the Cinque Ports, in recognition

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Bond 1295 – Edward I

The earliest surviving example of the seal of Faversham Bond by the Mayor and Corporation of Faversham are to repay Sir Walter de Langton, Keeper of the Wardrobe of King

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Charter 1298 (1) – Edward I

Charter to the Cinque Ports The Barons of the Cinque Ports are granted freedom from taxes upon their ships and rigging, privileges in their trade with Ireland, and freedom from

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Charter 1298 (2) — Edward I

Charter to the Cinque Ports The King orders that, in consideration of the great expense of maintaining the fleet of the Cinque Ports, all the Cinque Ports and all who

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Charter 1302 — Edward I

Confirmation of the charter of Henry III to the barons of Faversham The barons of Faversham are granted all the freedoms that the barons of the Cinque Ports have by

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Charter 1364 — Edward III

Faversham charter Confirming the charters of Henry III and Edward I of 1252 and 1302 to the barons of Faversham, together with all the liberties and freedoms granted therein, even

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Charter 1408 — Henry IV

Henry IV’s charter to the barons of Faversham, with a superb illuminated initial ‘H’ The King grants to the barons of Faversham, at their request, that they should enjoy their

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Charter 1434 — Henry VI

Henry VI’s charter to the barons of Faversham All the liberties and immunities granted in the charters of 1278 and 1298 to the barons of the Cinque Ports, and in

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Charter 1446 — Henry VI

Faversham charter The people of Faversham have been compelled to give presents of fish and money each year to the value of ten or twelve marks to the Constable of

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Charter 1454 — Henry VI

Faversham charter A certified copy of letter patent of Richard II (dated 1388) recording complaints by the mayor and commonality of Faversham of the exaction of gifts from them by

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Charter 1476 — Edward IV

Faversham charter Edward VI confirms the charter of Henry VI (of 1434). Royal letters patent, Westminster, 12 November 1476 (16 Edward IV). Parchment, 78 x 49 cms. Spaces left for

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Charter 1546 – Henry VIII

Faversham charter The government of Faversham has long been thought to belong to the mayor and jurats, and lately to the abbot, but now that the incorporation has been found

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Charter 1547 – Edward VI

Faversham charter Edward VI confirms the charter of his father, Henry VIII, of 1546. Inspeximus and confirmation of letters patent dated 27 January 1546 (37 Henry VIII). Parchment, 94 x

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Charter 1685 – James II

Faversham charter Charter of Re-Incorporation by James II, 1685 Includes confirmation of Queen Elizabeth’s foundation of the Free Grammar School. Royal letters patent, Westminster, 5 December, 1685 (1 James II).

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