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heires and Successors the saide severall and respective quantities and numbers of fishe Oyles and other thinges out of everie hundred aforesaide and otherawise accordinge to our pleasure herein declared before theire ladeinge of theire or anie of theire shipps or vesselles or before theire departure from anie such harbour or Porte as they and everie of them shall aunswere the contrarie att theire perilles (excepte before excepted wilalinge further authonzinge and comaundinge the saide James marques of hamilton Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomerie henrie Earle of holland and Sir David kirke and everie of them theire and everie of theire heires and Assignes and our saide Comptrollers and Collectors for the tyme beeinge within all and everie of our Portes havens and Creekes of the Islands aforesaide and everie of them to see that the saide Customers and Comptrollers of all and everie the portes harbours and keyes within the Islands aforesaide and everie of them bee charged to aunswere to vs our heires and Successors all and everie the paymentes aforesaide Customes Subsidies and dueties and soes of money beforemenoned accordinge to our true intente and meaninge herein declared moreover wee takeinge into our royall Consideraon that verie greate will be the danger and the charge excessive which muste of necessitie bee overgone and expended before a Plantaon of such an Extente and a worke of that difficultie canne be broughte to anie perfecon either to maynteyne or defend itt selfe knowe yee therefore that wee of our more abundant grace certayne knowledge and meere moon have demised graunted and confirmed And by theire presentes for vs our heires and Successors doe demise graunte and confirme vnto them the saide James marquesse of hamilton Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomerie henrie Earle of holland and Sir David kirke theire Executors Administrators and Assignes the aforesaide quantitie or soe of five fishes out of everie hundred ffishes accomptinge five score to the hundred as aforesaide vpon the saide Straungers herein beforemenoned respectivelie to be sett and ymposed demaunded and taken from tyre to tyme from all and everie straunger and straungers which shall att anie tyme or tymes hereafter make vse of anie the grounds or beeches aforesaide within anie the saide fortes or harbors within Newfoundlande aforesaide erected or to bee erected or within anie other the Island aforesaide within thirtie leagues of the saide Island of Newefoundland in and aboute the drieinge and makeinge of fishe and vseinge the woods aforesaide in anie the Islands aforesaide for theire or anie of theire stages And alsoe the like quantitie or soe of five fishes out of everie hundred ffishe accomptinge sixe score fshes to everie hundred as aforesaide vppon everie straunger and straungers aforesaide herein beforemenoned to bee sett and ymposed demaunded and taken from tyme to tyme which shall att anie tyme or tymes hereafter arrive or come into anie the harbours Seas Rivers or places belonginge to the Islands aforesaide or anie of them with anie the saide shipps or vesselles called Sackes herein beforemenoned (excepte before excepted, And alsoe accordinge to the same proporon of five p Centum of the aforesaide Oiles and other thinges to bee made in or vpon anie the shoares within the Continent

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and Islandes aforesaide or anie of them out of the proceede of all or anie sorte of ffishe thereaboutes to bee from tyme to tyme taken and had for and duringe the terme of yeares hereafter menoned and everie of them the saide severall and respective proporons and number of (fishes and oyles to bee demaunded had and taken from tyme to tyme and att all tymes after the ffeaste aforesaide when and as often as the saide straunger or straungers or anie of them shall happen to come or arrive in the Islandes Seas Rivers or places aforesaide or anie of them for the Causes intentes and purposes herein beforemenoned or anie of them To have and to houlde leavie receave perceave take and enioye the saide Customs ympostes quantities proporcons and number of fishes oyles and other thinges by theise presentes graunted demised and confirmed or menoned to bee graunted demised and confirmed (excepte before excepted) vnto them the saide James marques of hamilton Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomerie henrie Earle of holland and Sir David kirke their Executors Administrators and Assignes from the date of theise presentes for and dureinge the tyme and terme of one and ffiftie yeares from thenceforth nexte ensueinge fullie to bee compleate and ended without Accompte or other thinge to bee rendred paied or given therefore or for any parte thereof to vs our heires or Successors other then those partes and porons thereof in and by theise presentes reserved and expressed to bee paied yeildinge and payeinge therefore And the saide James marques of hamilton Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomerie henrie Earle of holland and Sir David kirke for themselves theire Executors Administrators and Assignes and for everie of them doe hereby covent promise and graunte to and with vs our heires and Successors for and in Consideraon of the Customes and ympostes aforesaide as well to yeilde and pay vnto vs our heires and Successors yearelie and everie yeare dureinge the terme by theise presentes granted and confirmed the full and entire Tenth parte of all and singuler the benefitt proffitt and Comoditie some and soes of money whatsoever which shall or may from tyme to true growe arrise or bee payeable out of all and singuler the ympostes Customes and paymentes aforesaide and everie or anie of them, And shall and will in like manner yearelie and everie yeare deliver or cause or procure to bee delivered vnto the Treasurer or Comissioners for the Treasurie of vs our heires and Successors of this our Realme of England a faire and true Accompte in writinge of all and singuler the Gold and silver oare gemmes and precious stones, and of all other proffittes and Coodities soe and soes of money which shall or may happen to growe arrise or bee paieable vnto vs our heires and Successors out of all and singuler the saide Customes ympostes and paymentes aforesaide and everie of them And of our further especiall grace certayne knowledge and meere moon wee have hereby given graunted and confirmed, and by theise presentes for vs our heires and Successors doe give graunte and confirme vnto the saide James marques of hamilton Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomerie henrie Earle of holland and sir David kirke theire heires and Assignes the sole trade in all and singuler the saide Continent Island and Region of Newefoundland

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and in all the Islands and places Seas Ryvers and lakes aforesaide to the same belonginge excepte the ffishinges fishermen and persons aforesaide within the Precinctes lymittes and Islandes aforesaide before in theise presentes excepted And the sole trade and traffique from thence and att the places aforesaide for all manner of Coodities and merchandizes whatsoever and for all Coodities whatsoever which are vsuallie carried from hence into the Continent of Newefoundland aforesaide or into anie the Islands or places therevnto belonginge soe as noe other of the Subiectes of vs our heires or Successors from merchandizeinge buyinge or exchanginge of anie merchandizes or Coodities whatsoever shall haunte or frequent any of the places aforesaide (excepte for ffishinge as aforesaide therevnto belonginge and all the persons before in and by theise presentes onlie excepted) And alsoe wee doe by theise presentes graunte and agree for vs our heires and Successors 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 shall and may from tyme to tyme att theire willes and pleasures receive take and admitt into theire Societie and Partnershipp of and in the trade aforesaide such a competent number of marchauntes or anie others as they from tyme to tyme shall see fittinge convenient and necessarie to bee ioyned with them in the trade or traffique aforesaide which marchauntes and others and everie of them shall and may have the like Priviledge and freedome in the saide trade and and* other wise as they the, saide James marques of hamilton Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomerie henrie Earle of holland and sir David kirke theire heires and Assignes shall graunte and allowe vnto them or may or oughte to vse and enioye by virtue of theise presentes (excepte before excepted) And wee doe further by theise presentes for vs our heires and Successors graunte and agree to and with the saide James marquesse of hamilton Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomerie henry Earle of holland and Sir David kirke theire heires and Assignes that wee our heires or Successors will not at anie tyme or tymes hereafter ympose or cause to bee imposed anie imposion Custome or other taxaon whatsoever in or vpon the dwellers or Inhabitantes of Newfoundland aforesaide or vpon anie landes tenementes goodes Chattles or merchandize within the same or to the saide Island of Newfoundland belonginge or in anie sorte apperteyninge savinge for such goodes as they or anie of them shall ymporte into our kingdome of England aforesaide or anie other our Domynions. And for the greater encouragement of 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 and of all and everie other person and persons interessed or to bee interessed in the Plantaon aforesaide Our will and pleasure is and wee doe hereby graunte for vs our heires and Successors that theire and everie of theire shipps Barkes and Pynnaces and theire and everie of theire marryners Saylers Servauntes and Agentes and all and everie other person and persons whom soever ymployed and to bee ymployed from tyme to tyme hereafter in and aboute the Plantacon aforesaid for and dureinge the

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terme of one and ffiftie yeares aforesaide shall bee exempted freed and discharged from beinge pressed taken or staied in anie place or places wheresoever by vs our heires or Successors or by anie the Officers or ministers of vs our heires or Successors for anie occaon matter or thinge whatsoever excepte onlie in case of inevitable daunger and necessitie for the safetie preservacon and guardinge of our kingdomes of England Scotland and Ireland or anie of them from hostilitie incursion or invasion And to the end that God Almightie may give his blessinge to this Plantaon, And that the Inhabitantes thereof may live in Peace and prosperitie and that none may thither resorte to inhabitt that are not of that true Christian faieth whereof on earth itt is our cheefeste happines to bee Professor and defender Our will and pleasure is that everie person and persons of the age of twelve yeares or vpwardes either before hee or they shall leave this our kingdome of England or Don of Wales or anie other our Domynions or att his and theire arrivall into the Island of Newfoundland aforesaide or anie the harbors Portes or places to the saide Island or anie other the Island or Islandes therevnto belonginge or apperteyninge (except the ffishermen and persons before in and by theise presentes excepted) shall vpon the holie Evangeliste take the severall and respective oathes of allegieance and supremacie before the said James marques of hamilton Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomerie henrie Earle of holland and sir David kirke or some or one of them theire heires and Assignes or before theire and everie or anie of theire Comaunders Deputies leiftentes or Agentes To whome for vs our heires and Successors wee doe give power and authoritie And wee doe by theise presentes enioyne and coaund them and everie of them to administer the oathes aforesaide accordinglie And to the end that our Subiectes in Newfoundland aforesaide resideinge or inhabitinge may bee comforted and may find the effectes of our Princely care and respectes towards them, wee doe hereby for vs our heires and Successors require and straightlie charge and coaund 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 with all convenient speed to prosecute and accomplishe the Plantaon aforesaide and therein to establish that orthodoxe religion publiquelie professed and allowed in our Church of England, And to convey and transporte thither all thinges necessarie for the speedie effectinge thereof that the saide Island of Newfoundland and all and singuler the Islandes Seas Bayes Ryvers (fortes Portes and places and all other thinges aforesaide or in the saide Island begunne to bee founded or shall bee necessarie to bee done or performed for the advancinge and furtherance of the Plantaon aforesaide and all matters and thinges whatsoever therevnto belonging may bee acted and executed in convenient tyme that the saide Island of Newfoundland and all other the Seas places royalties and munities aforesaide and everie of them may bee solelie appropriated vnited and confirmed to vs our heires and Successors and to our Crowne ymperiall of this our kingdome of England for ever And lastlie wee doe hereby for vs our heires and Successors straightlie charge and coaund all and singuler the Subiectes Officers and ministers of

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vs our heires and Successors of what degree quality or Condion hee they or anie of them bee or shall bee hereafter to bee aydinge assistinge and helpinge vnto them the said James marques of hamillon Phillipp Earle of Pembrooke and mountgomerie henrie Earle of holland and sir David kirke theire heires and Assignes and to his and theire Officers marchaunts Coaunders Captaynes Deputie and Deputies Deputie and Deputies concerninge the premisses aforesaide and of our will and pleasure herein expressed accordinge to the true meaninge of theise presentes as they tender our pleasure and will avoide the contrarie att their perilles In witness &c witnes our selfe att westminster the Thirteenth day of November.

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