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THE WREXHAM RECORDER. " 0, the Recorder.-—let me see." Hamlet. Vol. I. No. 4. JUNE, 1848. [Price 2d. SOME ACCOUNT OF THE HUNDRED OF BROMFIELD. Continued. Henry the Fourth was crowned at Westminster, on the thirteenth of October, 1399, by Thomas Arundel, Archbishop of Canterbury, and immediately restored his friend to the forfeited Earldom, and also made him Constable of Dover Castle and Lord Treasurer of England. He did not, however, enjoy his honors many years, dying without issue in 1415, leaving his sisters his heirs. From this, the eleventh Earl, the inhabitants of Holt received their charter, a year or two before his death. The charter is dated, at the Castle of Holt, on Monday next after the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, in the thirteenth year of the reign of King Henry the Fourth. It grants to the burgesses (being Englishmen) the liberties and franchise belonging to a Town and Market Borough. The said burgesses holding their car- teleges, lands, and tenements, freely, quietly, well, and in peace for ever, rendering unto the Lord for every bargage, 12d.; for every curtilage, ] 2d.; for every acre belonging to a free burgess, 12d.; and for every acre of the Lord's demesne, two shillings of silver yearly. The burgesses were also required to do such yearly, at the Lord's two general courts, namely, at the court next after the feast of St. Michael, and at the court next after the feast of Easter. Every heir at the death of his ancestor was to pay double one year's rent as a relief.—Every burgess to find one defensive man to guard the castle for forty days yearly. They were empowered to hold a common market every week, and two fairs,—to elect a mayor, a coroner, and two sub-bailiffs, (all being Englishmen)*—to hold courts from three weeks to three weeks, and to hear and determine all manner of debts, trespasses, felonies, and pleas according to the tenor of the * It is to be recollected, that the ravages of Owen Glendower were scarcely subsided. NO. IV. D