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 of their past faithful services, and their recent service in the army in Wales, all their freedoms, including immunity from toll and custom and from jurisdiction of shire and hundred, and the right to trove by land and sea. In return, they are to provide fifty-seven ships for fifteen days each year, upon the summons of the King.
Royal letters patent, Westminster, 17 June 1278 (6 Edward I). A confirmation to the barons of the Cinque Ports.
Parchment, 43 × 24 cms. Part of the great seal of Edward I in green wax on silk laces.
Fa.CP/i/2. Tann, Royal Charters of Faversham, pp. 91-3.