Charter (Exemplification) in the custody of the Town Clerk.
12 June 1600.
Elizabeth dei gracia Anglie ffrancie & hibernie Regina, fidei
defensor &c Omnibus ad quos presentes litere peruenerint, salutem.
Inspeximus Irrotulamentum quarundam literarum patentum de confirmacione, gerencium datum duodecimo die Marcij, Anno regni nostri
vicesimo tercio, Maiori & Balliuis ville de Kardiff factarum, in rotulis
Cancellarie nostre irrotulatarum in hec verba [Hic sequitur prout in
carta originali.] Nos autem Irrotulamentum literarum patentum de
Confirmacione predictum ad requisicionem Thome Bassett Generosi
duximus exemplificandum per presentes. In Cuius rei testimonium
has literas nostras fieri fecimus Patentes. Teste me ipsa apud Westmonasterium duodecimo die lunij, Anno regni nostri quadragesimo
Exaiatm. p. nos||Matthæum Carew
Endorsed:—"An Exemplificac'on at the requeste of Thomas
Bassett gent. Salter."
Note.—The above Charter is written on two skins, one large and one small.
The Great Seal, in yellow wax, bearing on one side an effigy of Elizabeth enthroned,
and on the other side of Elizabeth on horseback, is affixed with strips of parchment.
It has been largely repaired.
N.B.—By a clerical error, this document, while referring to the Charter of
"Richard Nevell," commences its rehearsal of that Charter with the words "Edward
Neville." (See No. XVI.) It contains also a few other insignificant mistakes in the
copying from the older Charters.
Elizabeth, by the grace of God of England, France and Ireland
Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c. Unto all to whom the present
letters shall come, greeting. We have inspected the Enrolment of
certain Letters Patent of confirmation bearing date the twelfth day of
March in the twenty third year of Our reign, made unto the Mayor
and Bailiffs of the Town of Kardiff, enrolled in the Rolls of Our
Chancery, in these words : [Here follows as in the original Charter.]
Now We have caused the aforesaid Enrolment of Letters Patent of
confirmation to be exemplified by these Presents, at the request of
Thomas Bassett, gentleman. In witness whereof these Our Letters
We have caused to be made Patent. Witness Myself at Westminster
on the twelfth day of June in the forty second year of Our reign