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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 hundred, which they and their combarons of the Cinque Ports had enjoyed since the time of King Edward the Confessor. They are to resort only to their accustomed court at Shepway.
Royal letters patent, Westminster, 4 June 1252 (36 Henry III). A grant to the barons of Faversham. Parchment, 22 × 13 cms. Part of the first great seal of Henry III in green wax on silk laces. Fa/1/1. Tann, Royal Charters of Faversham, pp. 84-7.
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