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the same accordinge to the true intente and meaninge of the same vnder the paynes and penalties in the same expressed and to bee expressed (excepte the persons before excepted) Soe as the saide lawes bee not repugnant or contrarie to the lawes Statutes rightes and Customes of this our Realme of England And soe as the same bee not contrarie or repugnant or doe not extend to any the persons places or restraintes and uidice of the libertie of fishinge and other the liberties and powers excepted and reserved to our Subjects in theise presentes and because in the governemente of soe greate a Continent sundry Causes may oftentymes happen which will require speedie remedies before the saide Island bee replenished with
Inhtantes and before the ffreehoulders of the same canne bee called togeather to enacte or ordeyne the saide lawes nor will itt bee convenient dailie in such cases to assemble togeather so manie people Therefore and for the better governemente of the saide Continent Island or Region of Newefoundland wee will and ordeyne and by theise presentes for vs our heires and Successors doe graunte vnto them the saide James marquesse of hamilton Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomerie henrie Earle of holland and sir David kirke theire heires and Assignes that the saide James marques of hamilton Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomerie henrie Earle of holland and Sir David kirke theire heires and Assignes by themselves or by theire magistrates and Officers in that behalfe duelie constituted and ordeyned may from tyme to tyme make and constitute fitt and wholesome Ordinances to bee kepte and observed within the saide Continent and the lymittes liberties and cinctes thereof (except before excepted) as well for preservaon of the peace as alsoe for the better governemente of the people there (excepte before excepted) And the same to publishe and make knowne to all to whome the same shall in any manner touch or concerne which saide Ordinances and everie of them, our will and pleasure is and wee doe hereby for vs our heires and Successors ordeyne and appoynte shall bee inviolably observed within the saide Continents lymittes and precinctes aforesaid vnder the paynes therein to bee conteyned and expressed (excepte before excepted) Soe as the saide ordinances bee not repugnant or contrarie (but as neere as may bee agreeable to the lawes Statutes and Customes of this our Realme of England, and soe that the same Ordinances extend not to the righte or intereste of any person or persons whatsoever in his or theire ffreehoulde estates or by meanes whereof their or anie of theire goods or Chattels may bee destreyned engaged burthened or taken away from them and soe as the same bee not contrarie or repugnant or doe not extend to anie the persons places or restrayante or preiudice of the libertie of fishinge and other the liberties and powers excepted and reserved to our Subjects in theise presentes moreover that the newe Colonie of people thither resortinge maye the better and taynely increase and bee protected from the incursions of barbarous and other Enemies Pirates and Robbers wee doe therefore for vs our heires and Successors give and graunte full and free licence leave libertie and authoritie to all manner of persons our owne Subiectes and the Subiectes of our heires and Successors (excepte such as shall bee specially forbidden to transporte themselves and

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theire and everie of theire families into the saide Continent Island or Region called Newfoundland aforesaide with fittinge shippes and convenient vision there to settle live and inhabitt and to builde Castles towers Bulwarkes and other ffortes accordinge to the Judgmente and direcon of them the saide James marques of hamilton Phillipp Earle, of Pembrooke and mountgolnerie henrie Earle of holland and Sir David kirke theire heires and Assignes for the publique defence of Newfoundland aforesaide (excepte before excepted) And further of our more especiall grace wee doe hereby for vs our heires and Successors graunte will and comaund constitute ordeyne and appoynte that all the whole Continent Island or Region of Newefoundland aforesaide And all the lymittes liberties and Precinctes thereof shall bee for ever of our Alleageance and of the allegeance of our heires and Successors And that all and singuler the Subiectes and liege people of vs our heires or Successors broughte or to bee broughte thereunto and theire Children there alreadie borne or hereafter to bee borne may or shall bee free Denizens and liege people of our kingdome of England and of vs our heires and Successors and all thinges shall bee helde and reputed as the faithfull liege people and Denizens and naturall borne Subiectes of vs our heires and Successors borne within this our Realme of England and shall and may without gaynesayeinge or contradicon purchase receave take hould buy and possesse landes tenemente reverons, services and other hereditaments whatsoever within this our Realme of England and other our Domynions aid the same att their willes and pleasures to give sell alyen and bequeath And alsoe shall and may have and possesse all other liberties franchises and Priviledges of this kingdome and them vse and enioye as lour naturall liege people borne or to be borne within this our kingdome of England without any the ympediment molestaon vexaon trouble or contradicon of vs our heires or Successors whatsoever Anie Statute Acte ordinance or vision to the contrarie thereof in anie wise notwithstandinge, ffurthermore that our Subiectes may vndertake this plantaon with more readines and allacrite knowe yee therefore that wee of our more especiall grace certayne knowledge and meere moon doe by theise sentes for vs our heires and Successors give and graunte full and free licence power libertie leave and authoritie to all and everie the subiectes of vs our heires and Successors that shall goe to inhabitt in our Newfoundland aforesaide to carrie and convey all and singuler theire goods and Chattles moveable and moveable wares and mar chandizes Armes and warlike instrumentes as well offensive as defensive into what Portes soever of vs our heires and Successors to bee shipped and transported by themselves theire Servauntes and Assignes into Newefoundland aforeaside without payeing any ymposte subsidie Custome or other thinge whatsoever to vs our heires or Successors in regard thereof, and without any ympediment lett molestaon or hinderance of vs our heires or Successors or of any other the ffarmers or officers whomsoever of vs our heires or Successors Anie Statute Acte ordinance or other thinge whatsoever to the contrarie notwithstanding Provided alwaies that before the saide goods and other the premises aforesaide or anie of them shall bee laden aboard anie shipp or other vessell whatsoever the lord Treasurer of England for the tyme beinge or the

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Coissioners for the treasurie or sixe or more of the privie Councell of vs our heires or Successors of this our Realme of England doe give warrant vnder theire handes in writinge for the doeinge thereof To which saide Treasurer Comissioners for the Treasurie and Privie Councellors of vs our heires and Successors wee have gyven and graunted and by theise presentes for vs our heires and Successors doe give and graunte power and authoritie to give warrant in everie the Cases aforesaide And because in soe remote a Countrey and amongste soe manie barbarous nations situated incursions and invasions by the Savages there abidinge and alsoe by Enemyes Pirates and Robbers may iustlie bee feared, Therefore for vs our heires and Successors wee have given and graunted and by theise p'sentes for vs our heires and Successors doe give and graunte power and authoritie to them the saide James marques of hamilton Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomery henrie Earle of holland and Sir David kirke theire heires and Assignes by themselves theire Generalles Coaunders Colonelles Captaynes and other Officers of anie of them to call to theire Standard or Ensigne all men of what Condion soever or wheresoever residinge or inhabitinge in Newefoundland aforesaid excepte the ffishermen and persons before excepted to wage warr and pursue after the enemyes Pirates and Robbers aforesaide by Sea and land, And if God give the victorie to take them Captives att theire pleasures And to doe all and singuler other thinge and thinges whatsoever which to the righte and power of our Generall or other warlike officer doeth belonge or apperteyne soe fullie freelie and largelie as any Generall Comaunder Colonell Captayne or other Officer bath at anie tyme heretofore vsed or enioyed, And further wee will and by theise presentes for vs our heires and Successors doe give and graunte vnto them the saide James marques of hamilton Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomerie henrie Earle of holland and sir David kirke theire heires and Assignes full power libertie and authoritie in case of Rebellion by any tumulte or sedion of anie which God forbid shall happen to arrise vpon the land in Newfoundland aforesaide or vpon the Sea in iourneyinge thither or returninge thence or by or amongste theire Coaunders Captaynes Deputies or other Officers vnder theire handes and Seales therevnto authorized To whome alsoe wee for vs our heires and Successors give and graunte by theise presentes full power and authoritie to due and proceede againste the Authors of sedition and novelties revoulters Traytors vagabondes loyterers and other delinquentes excepte the ffishermen and other persons before excepted, accordinge to the course and order of militairie discipline as fullie and freelie and in as ample manner and forme to all intentes and purposes as any Captayne Generall by virtue of his office may or hath heretofore vsed and accustomed, And furthermore that men of birth and quallitie intendinge this present expedion may bee advanced to honors and dignities accordinge to theire well deservinges of vs our heires and Successors in tymes of peace and warre thoughe in soe remote a region wee therefore for vs our heires and Successors doe by theise presentes give and graunte vnto them the saide James marques of hamilton, Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomerie henrie Earle of holland and sir David kirke theire heires and Assignes full and free power and

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authoritie to confer favours graces and honnors vpon any weldeservinge person or persons inhabitinge or which shall hereafter inhabitt within Newfoundland aforesaide and them to honnor by what titles and dignities soever soe that they bee not such titles and honnors as att this present are usuall within this our kingdome of England And to erecte and incorporate villages into Boroughes and Boroughes into Citties for the merritt of the Inhabitantes and the opportunities and scituacon of the places with fittinge priviledges and munities And to doe and cause to bee done all other thinges necessarie in or concerninge the premisses which to them and everie of them shall seeme meete and convenient thoughe they bee such as of theire owne nature may require more speciall warrant then in theise presences is expressed And because all our Subiectes and the Subiectes of our heires and Successors in the saide Continent of Newfoundland nowe inhabitinge and that shall hereafter there dwell and inhabitt may bee the more anymated and encouraged to goe on cheerefullie in theire way of plantinge trade and marchandize Our will and pleasure is, And wee doe hereby graunte for vs our heires and Successors that all the present and future dwellers and Inhabitantes within Newfoundland aforesaide or the liberties lymittes and precinctes thereof shall and may for ever hereafter lawfullie and freelie att his and theire will and pleasure importe theire and everie of theire goods and marchandize of that growth of that Continent or Island or of anie other Continent land or region whatsoever whither the same bee land or Sea Coodities by themselves theire ffactors or Assignes into what partes soever of vs our heires and Successors of our kingdomes of England Ireland or anie other our domynions and the same there to vnlade and dispose of for his and theire beste benefitt and advantage or otherwise to dispose of the same by transportaon and exportaon into any partes whatsoever paying vnto vs our heires or Successors such and the like Customes subsidies ymposions and taxacons and noe other then att this presente are or hereafter shall bee from tyme to tyme due and payeable by and from the Subiectes and Inhtantes of our saide kingdomes and Domynions respectivelie And of our more speciall grace certayne knowledge and meere moon wee doe hereby graunte for vs our heires and Successors vnto them the saide James marques of hamilton Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomerie henrie Earle of holland and sir David kirke theire heires and Assignes full and free licence power and authoritie to make erecte and builde within the saide Continent of Newfoundland aforesaide and the liberties lymittes and precinctes thereof soe many and such ffortes excepte within the sixe miles and Islands within the lymittes and cinctes before excepted in anie other manner then in the saide excepon is expressed soe manie and such ffortes as to them and everie of them shall seeme moste fitt and expedient Saveing alwaies and reserving vnto vs our heires and Successors and to the Subiectes of vs our heires and Successors as aforesaide free and absolute libertie of fishinge from tyme to tyme as well in anie the Seas Rivers Creekes and lakes of the saide Island and the aforesaide priviledges and ymunities from tyme to tyme of saltinge and dryeinge of all and everie the saide ffishes therein taken vpon anie the shoares of the saide Island of Newfoundland aforesaide or upon anie

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the shoares of anie the Islandes to the same belonginge adioyninge or apperteyninge which saide liberties and priviledges our will and pleasure is that our saide Subiectes and the Subiectes of our heires and Successors shall froth tyme to tyme enioye in as ample and free manner and forme to all intent and purposes as they have att anie tyme heretofore vsed and accustomed And because that all other kinges princes and Potentates theire Allies and Subiectes may knowe and acknowledge our iuste and vndoubted righte and intereste in and to the saide Continent Island or Region of Newefoundland and in and to all and everie the Islandes Seas and places to the same belonginge and to all other the Islands Seas and places within thirtie leagues thereof Our will and pleasure is, And wee doe hereby for vs our heires and Successors constitute ordeyne and appoynte that there shall bee for ever from and after the ffeaste of the birth of our lord God nexte ensueinge the date hereof levied and taken to the vse of vs our heires and Successors of and from all and everie straunger and straungers which shall att anie tyme or tymes hereafter make vse of anie the grounds or Beeches within anie the Portes or harbours within Newfoundland aforesaide erected or to bee erected: nor within anie other Islands within thirtie leagues of the Island of Newfoundland aforesaide in or aboute the dryeinge or makeinge of ffishe and makeinge vse of the woods in all or anie the Islands aforesaide for theire or anie of theire stages after the rate and proporon of five fishes out of everie hundred ffishes in the Seas Ryvers or places aforesaide to bee had or taken within the terme hereafter menoned accomptinge after the number of five score fishes to everie hundred respectivelie and all and everie straunger and straungers aforesaide which after the ffeaste aforesaide shall come into the Islands Seas Ryvers or places aforesaide or anie of them with shipps coonlie called sackes and shall there buy anie ffishe of anie person or persons whomsoever the like proporon of five fishes out of everie hundred fishes accomptinge sixe score fishes to everie hundred thereof And alsoe of everie straunger and straungers according to the same proporon and quantitie of five p Centum for all manner of Oyles and other thinges to bee made on anie the shoares within the Continent and Islandes aforesaid or anie of them out of the proceede of all or anie sorte of fishe to bee thereaboute from tyme to tyme taken and had for and dureinge the terme of yeares hereafter in and by theise presentes graunted and confirmed to bee demaunded and taken from tyme to tyme and att all tymes after the ffeaste above-menoned as aforesaide And wee doe alsoe for vs our heires and Successors authorize will and require the saide James marques of hamilton Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomerie henrie Earle of holland and sir David kirke theire heires and Assignes to cause the same to bee putt in due execuon in everie Porte haven and Creeke of the same Islandes aceordinge to our pleasure herein declared And that our Customers and the Collectors of our Customes subsidies dueties and ympostes in everie of our Portes havens and Creekes of all and everie the Islandes aforesaide and partes thereof for the tyme beeinge shall from and mediatelie after notice to them given of this our pleasure leavie collecte and take vpp to the vse of vs our

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