[From Manx Soc vol IV,VII & IX]
LICENCE TO CARRY CORN TO MANN AND THE WESTERN MARCH OF SCOTLAND.
THE King to our lieutenant, chancellor, treasurer, barons, justices, and all others our servants in our land of Ireland, and to all singular his admirals, captains, castellans, and their lieutenants, keepers of havens of the sea, and of other maritime places, to collectors of customs and subsidies, sheriffs, mayors, bailiff's, constables, servants, and other faithful subjects appointed, as well on land as at sea, to whom these present letters may come, greeting. Know that we, of our special favour have granted and given licence, to John Hale, John Maystry, and Alexander Mercer, of Cockermouth, to purchase and provide five hundred quarters of corn in our land of Ireland, and to carry the same in ships, by themselves, their servants, or agents, to whatsoever ports of our kingdom aforesaid, it may please them, and from within our kingdom of England to the Isle of Man, and the West Marches of Scotland, for the relief and support of our liege subjects there. And therefore we command you to permit the said John, and Alexander to purchase and provide the aforesaid five hundred quarters of corn in the said our land of Ireland, and to carry the same in ships by themselves, their servants, or agents, to whatsoever ports of the said land it may please them, and the same within our kingdom aforesaid, towards the parts aforesaid, the customs, subsidies and other dues being first paid; all other ordinances or proclamations to the contrary made, notwithstanding. In testimony, etc. Witness the King at Westminster the 6th day of June.
LICENTIA VEHENDI FRUMENTUM AD MANN ET MIARCHIA.M OCCIDENTALEM SCOTIIE. ROTULI SCOTIÆ.
[note the given latin script kept the abbreviated hand and used characters not representable within the HTML latin alphabet - as the resulting scan is not usable I have decided to omit it ]