Maior, Commonalty, and Citizens of the said City, of London, did give and grant to the
said Maior, Commonalty, and Citizens of the said City, and to their Successors, in and
through the whole Borough and Town of Southwark; and in and through the whole
Parish of St. Saviours, St. Olaves, and St. George in Southwark; and in and through
the whole Parish, then late called St. Thomas's Hospital, and then called the Kings-
Hospital in Southwark, and elsewhere wheresoever, in the Town and Borough of
Southwark, and in Kentish-street, and Blackman-street in the Parish of Newington, All
Wayfs, Estrays, Treasure-trove, Goods and Chattels of Traytors, Felons, Fugitives,
Outlaws, Condemned Persons, Convict Persons, and Felons defamed, and of such as
be put in Exigent of Outlawry, Felons of themselves, and Deodands, and of such as
refuse the Laws of the Land: And all Goods disclaimed, found, or being within the said
Borough, Town, Parishes and Precincts: And all manner of Escheats and Forfeitures.
The King's Hospital in Southwark.
And that the said Maior, Commonalty, and Citizens, by themselves, or their Deputy, or
Officer of Officers, should have in the Town, Borough, Parishes, and Precincts
aforesaid, the Taste and Assize of Bread, Wine, Ale, and Beer, and of all other Victuals
and Things whatsoever, sold in the same Town. And whatsoever should, or might,
appertain to the Office of the Clerk of the Market of His Majesty's Houshold. And the
Correction and Punishment of all Persons there selling Bread, Wine, Beer, and Ale,
and other Victuals; and of others there Inhabiting, or using any Arts whatsoever. And
all Forfeitures, Fines, and Amerciaments, to be forfeited to the King, or his Heirs or
Successors. And that they should have the execution of the King's Writs, and of all
other Writs, Commandments, Precepts, Extracts, and Warrants, with the Returns
thereof, by such their Minister, or Deputy, as they should chuse.
The Power of the Maior, Commonalty, and Citizens
of London in Southwark.
And that they should have, keep, and hold there, every Year, yearly, one Fair, to
endure for three Days, viz. the seventh, eighth, and ninth Days of September. And that
during the said three Days, they should hold there, by their Minister, or Deputy, from
Day to Day, from Hour to Hour, and from Time to Time, all Actions, Plaints, and Pleas
of the Court of Pipowder, with all Summons, Attachments, Arrests, Issues, Fines,
Redemptions, Commodities, and other Rights whatsoever, to the Court of Pipowder by
any means belonging. And also, that they should have throughout the whole Precinct
aforesaid, View of Frank-pledge, with all Summons, Attachments, Arrests, Issues,
Amerciaments, Fines, Redemptions, Profits, Commodities, and other Things, which
thereof to the King, his Heirs, or Successors, should appertain.
The Fair to be kept in Southwark.
And also that the said Maior, Commonalty, and Citizens, and their Successors, by
themselves, or by their Officers, or Deputies, may take and arrest in the Borough,
Town, Parish, and Precincts aforesaid, all Thieves, Felons, and other Malefactors, and
may carry them to the Goal of Newgate. And that the said Mayor, Commonalty, and
Citizens, and their Successors, should for ever have, in the said Borough, Town,
Parishes, and Precincts, all such Liberties, Privileges, Franchises, Discharges, and
Customs, which the King or his Heirs should have had, if the said Borough had
remained in the King's Hands.
Felons in Southwark committed to Newgate in
And also he granted to the said Mayor, Commonalty, and Citizens of London, and to
their Successors, that they should for ever hold and keep, all manner of Pleas, Actions,
Plaints, and Personal Suits, and all manner of Causes, Contracts, and Demands
whatsoever, happening in the Precincts aforesaid, before the Mayor and Aldermen of
don, and before the Sheriffs of London, for the time being, or any of them, in the
Guild-Hall and Hustings of the said City: and the like Actions, Bills, Plaints, Process,
Arrests, Judgments, Executions, and other Things whatsoever, and the same Days and
Times, and in such like manner, as the like Pleas happening in the said City, before the
Mayor, Aldermen and Sheriffs, or any of them, in the said Courts, or any of them,
Time out of Mind, have been taken, holden, prosecuted, or executed. And that the
Serjeants at Mace, and other Officers of London, using to serve Process, might, from
thenceforth, for ever, serve and execute all manner of Process in the said Borough,
Town, Parishes and Precincts, concerning such Pleas and executions of the same, as
Time out of Mind hath been used in the City of London.
Pleas, Actions, Plaints, and Personal
And that the Inhabitants of the same Borough, Parishes, and Precincts, for Causes and
Matters there growing, may implead, or be impleaded, in the said City, in Form
aforesaid, and in the said Courts. And that if the Juries impanelled, and so moved to
try such Issues, shall not appear before the said Maior and Aldermen, or Sheriffs, in the
said Courts of London, they shall be amerced in like manner, and forfeit such Issues as
Juries in London, making default of Appearance, have used to forfeit. And that the
Issues so forfeited, shall be to the use of the Maior, Commonalty, and Citizens of
London and their Successors for ever. And also, that the said Maior, and Commonalty,
and Citizens for ever, should have the Cognizance of all manner of Pleas, Plaints, and
Personal Actions, out of all the King's Courts, before the King, or before any of his
Justices, for any thing happening in the said Borough, or Precincts, before the said
Maior, and Aldermen, and Sheriffs, or any of them, in the Courts of the said City. And
that the Issues taken upon the said Suits, shall be tryed in the said Courts, before the
Maior, and Aldermen, and Sheriffs, by Men of the said Borough, as Issues in London
Inhabitants of the Borough to implead, and be
impleaded in London.
Issues taken upon Suits tryed before the Maior
And that the said Maior, Commonalty, and Citizens, and their Successors, should for
ever choose, according to the Law, every Year, or as often as they should think meet,
two Coroners in the said Borough: And that the said Coroners, and either of them so
chosen, should, in the Precincts aforesaid, have and use like Authority, as any
Coroners in England ought to have and execute: And that no other of the King's
Coroners should in any wise presume to execute any thing belonging to the Office of a
Coroner, in the Precincts aforesaid.
Two Coroners for the Borough.
And that the Maior of London, for the time being, should be Escheator in the Precincts
aforesaid, and have Power to direct Precepts to the Sheriff of the County of Surry for
the time being, and to do all other Things, which to the Office of Escheator in any of the
Counties of England appertaineth. And that no other Escheator shall enter there, or
intermeddle with any thing belonging to the Office of Escheator. And that the Mayor of
London, for the time being, shall be the King's Clerk of the Market within the Precincts
aforesaid: and may do all things there appertaining to the Office of Clerk of the Market,
and that the Clerk of the Market of the King's Houshold, shall not there intermeddle
with any thing.
The Maior of London Escheator on Southwark, and
Clerk of the Market there also.
And that the said Maior, Commonalty, and Citizens, and their Successors for ever,
should have, hold, use, and enjoy, in the Precincts aforesaid, as well all the Liberties
and Francises aforesaid, as the Toll, Tallage, Picage, and all other the said King's
Jurisdictions, Franchises, and Privileges, which any Archbishop of Canterbury,
Charles Duke of Suffolk, or any the M. Brother and Sisters of
Toll, Tallage, Picage, &c.