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 Dover Castle, and to answer suits in the court of the Admiral of the Cinque Ports. In the future, the mayor, barons and commonalty shall not be compelled to appear before the Admiral or the Constable of Dover at St. James’s church, Dover, and shall be immune from the payment of annual gifts to the King or Constable.
Royal letters patent, Westminster, 28 November 1446 (25 Henry VI). Recital and confirmation of a charter of 1302.
Parchment, 51 × 36 cms. Illuminated initial ‘H’ with pen flourishes. Great seal now lost, silk laces.
Fa/I/7. Tann, Royal Charters of Faversham pp. 128-131.