The Second Virginia Charter
May 23, 1609

James, by the grace of God [King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, etc.] To all [to whom these presents shall come, greeting.]

Whereas, at the humble suite and request of sondrie oure lovinge and well disposed subjects intendinge to deduce a colonie and to make habitacion and plantacion of sondrie of oure people in that parte of America comonlie called Virginia, and other part and territories in America either apperteyninge unto us or which are not actually possessed of anie Christian prince or people within certaine bound and regions, wee have formerly, by oure lettres patents bearinge date the tenth of Aprill in the fourth yeare of oure raigne of England, Fraunce, and Ireland, and the nine and thirtieth of Scotland, graunted to Sir Thomas Gates, Sir George Somers and others, for the more speedie accomplishment of the said plantacion and habitacion, that they shoulde devide themselves into twoe colloniesthe one consistinge of divers Knights, gentlemen, merchaunts and others of our cittie of London, called the First Collonie; and the other of sondrie Knights, gentlemen and others of the citties of Bristoll, Exeter, the towne of Plymouth, and other places, called the Seccond Collonieand have yielded and graunted maine and sondrie priviledges and liberties to each Collonie for their quiet setlinge and good government therein, as by the said lettres patents more at large appeareth.

Nowe, forasmuch as divers and sondrie of oure lovinge subjects, as well adventurers as planters, of the said First Collonie (which have alreadie engaged them selves in furtheringe the businesse of the said plantacion and doe further intende by the assistance of Almightie God to prosecute the same to a happie ende) have of late ben humble suiters unto us that, in respect of their great chardeges and the adventure of manie of their lives which they have hazarded in the said discoverie and plantacion of the said countrie, wee woulde be pleased to graunt them a further enlargement and explanacion of the said graunte, priviledge and liberties, and that suche counsellors and other officers maie be appointed amonngest them to manage and direct their affaires [as] are willinge and readie to adventure with them; as also whose dwellings are not so farr remote from the cittye of London but that they maie at convenient tymes be readie at hande to give advice and assistance upon all occacions requisite.

We, greatlie affectinge the effectual prosecucion and happie successe of the said plantacion and comendinge their good desires theirin, for their further encouragement in accomplishinge so excellent a worke, much pleasinge to God and profitable to oure Kingdomes, doe, of oure speciall grace and certeine knowledge and meere motion, for us, oure heires and successors, give, graunt and confirme to oure trustie and welbeloved subjects,

    Robert, Earle of Salisburie [Salisbury] 
    Thomas, Earle of Suffolke [Suffolk] 
    Henrie, Earle of Southampton 
    William. Earle of Pembroke [Henrie] 
    [Henrie] Earle of Lincolne [Lincoln] 
    Henrie, Earle of Dorsett [Dorset] 
    Thomas, Earle of Exeter 
    Phillipp, Earle of Mountgommery 
    Robert, Lord Vicount Lisle 
    Theophilus, Lord Howard of Walden 
    James Mountague, Lord Bishopp of Bathe and Wells 
    Edward, Lord Zouche 
    Thomas, Lord Lawarr 
    Wiliam, Lord Mounteagle 
    Raphe, Lord Ewre 
    Edmond, Lord Sheffeild [Sheffield] 
    Grey, Lord Shandis [Chandois] 
    [Grey], Lord Compton 
    John, Lord Petre 
    John, Lord Stanhope 
    George, Lord Carew 
    Sir Humfrey Welde, Lord Mayor of London [Weld] 
    George Pertie, Esquire [Percie] 
    Sir Edward Cecill, Knight [Cecil] 
    Sir George Wharton, Knight 
    Frauncis West, Esquire 
    Sir William Waade, Knight [Wade] 
    Sir Henrie Nevill, Knight [Nevil] 
    Sir Thomas Smithe, Knight [Smith] 
    Sir Oliver Cromwell, Knight 
    Sir Peter Manwood, Knight 
    Sir Dru Drurie, Knight [Drury] 
    Sir John Scott, Knight [Scot] 
    Sir Thomas Challouer, Knight [Challoner] 
    Sir Robert Drurie, Knight [Drury] 
    Sir Anthonye Cope, Knight 
    Sir Horatio Veere, Knight [Vere] 
    Sir Edward Conwaie, Knight [Conway] 
    Sir William Browne [Brown] 
    Sir Maurice Barkeley, Knight [Berkeley] 
    Sir Roberte Maunsell, Knight [Mansel] 
    Sir Amias Presou, Knight [Preston] 
    Sir Thomas Gates, Knight 
    Sir Anthonie Ashley, Knight [Ashly] 
    Sir Michaell Sandes, Knight [Sandys] 
    Sir Henrie Carew, Knight [Carey] 
    Sir Stephen Soame, Knight 
    Sir Calisthenes Brooke, Knight 
    Sir Edward Michelborne, Knight [Michelborn] 
    Sir John Racliffe, Knight [Ratcliffe] 
    Sir Charles Willmott, Knight [Wilmot] 
    Sir George Moore, Knight [Moor] 
    Sir Hugh Wirrall, Knight [Wirral] 
    Sir Thomas Dennys, Knight [Dennis] 
    Sir John Hollis, Knight [Holles] 
    Sir William Godolphin, Knight 
    Sir Thomas Monnson, Knight [Monson] 
    Sir Thomas Ridgwaie, Knight [Ridgwine] 
    Sir John Brooke, Knight 
    Sir Roberte Killigrew, Knight 
    Sir Henrie Peyton, Knight 
    Sir Richard Williamson, Knight 
    Sir Ferdinando Weynman, Knight 
    Sir William St. John, Knight 
    Sir Thomas Holcrofte, Knight [Holcroft] 
    Sir John Mallory, Knight 
    Sir Roger Ashton, Knight 
    Sir Walter Cope, Knight 
    Sir Richard Wigmore, Knight 
    Sir William Cooke, Knight [Coke] 
    Sir Herberte Crofte, Knight 
    Sir Henrie Faushawe, Knight [Fanshaw] 
    Sir John Smith, Knight 
    Sir Francis Wolley, Knight 
    Sir Edward Waterhouse, Knight 
    Sir Henrie Sekeford, Knight [Seekford] 
    Sir Edward Saudes, Knights [Edwin Sandys] 
    Sir Thomas Wayneman, Knight [Waynam] 
    Sir John Trevor, Knight 
    Sir Warrwick Heale, Knight [Heele] 
    Sir Robert Wroth, Knight 
    Sir John Townnesende, Knight [Townsend] 
    Sir Christopher Perkins, Knight 
    Sir Daniell Dun, Knight 
    Sir Henrie Hobarte, Knight [Hobart] 
    Sir Franncis Bacon, Knight 
    Sir Henrie Mountague, Knight [Montague] 
    Sir Georg Coppin, Knight 
    Sir Samuell Sandes, Knight [Sandys] 
    Sir Thomas Roe, Knight 
    Sir George Somers, Knight 
    Sir Thomas Freake, Knight 
    Sir Thomas Horwell, Knight [Harwell] 
    Sir Charles Kelke, Knight 
    Sir Baptist Hucks, Knight [Hicks] 
    Sir John Watts, Knight 
    Sir Roberte Carey, Knight 
    Sir William Romney, Knight 
    Sir Thomas Middleton, Knight 
    Sir Hatton Cheeke, Knight 
    Sir John Ogle, Knighte 
    Sir Cavallero Meycot, Knight 
    Sir Stephen Riddlesden, Knight [Riddleson] 
    Sir Thomas Bludder, Knight 
    Sir Anthonie Aucher, Knight 
    Sir Robert Johnson, Knight 
    Sir Thomas Panton, Knight 
    Sir Charles Morgan, Knight 
    Sir Stephen Powle, Knight [Pole] 
    Sir John Burlacie, Knight 
    Sir Christofer Cleane, Knight [Cleave] 
    Sir George Hayward, Knight 
    Sir Thomas Dane, Knight [Davis] 
    Sir Thomas Dutton, Knight [Sutton] 
    Sir Anthonie Forrest, Knight [Forest] 
    Sir Robert Payne, Knight 
    Sir John Digby, Knight 
    Sir Dudley Diggs, Knight [Digges] 
    Sir Rowland Cotton, Knight 
    Doctour Mathewe Rutcliffe [Sutcliffel 
    Doctor Meddowes [Meadows] 
    Doctor Tumer 
    Doctor Poe 
    Captaine Pagnam 
    Captaine Jeffrey Holcrofte 
    Captaine Raunne [Romney] 
    Captaine Henrie Spry 
    Captaine Shelpton [Shelton] 
    Captaine Spark [Sparks] 
    [Captain] Thomas Wyatt [Wyat] 
    Captaine Brinsley 
    Captaine William Courtney 
    Captaine Herbert 
    Captaine Clarke 
    Captaine Dewhurst 
    Captaine John Blundell 
    Captaine Frier [Fryer] 
    Captaine Lewis Orwell 
    Captaine Edward Lloyd [Loyd] 
    Captaine Slingesby 
    Captaine Huntley [Hawley] 
    Captaine Orme 
    Captaine Woodhouse 
    Captaine Mason 
    Captaine Thomas Holcroft 
    Captaine John Cooke [Coke] 
    Captaine Hollis [Holles] 
    Captaine William Proude 
    Captaine Henrie Woodhouse 
    Captaine Richard Lindeley [Lindesey] 
    Captaine Dexter 
    Captaine William Winter 
    Captaine Herle [Pearsel 
    Captain John Bingham 
    Captaine Burray 
    Captaine Thomas Conwey [Conway] 
    Captaine Rookwood 
    Captaine William Lovelace 
    Captaine John Ashley 
    Captaine Thomas Wynne 
    Captaine Thomas Mewtis 
    Captaine Edward Harwood 
    Captaine Michaell Evered [Everard] 
    Captaine Connoth [Comock] 
    Captaine Miles [Mills] 
    Captaine Pigott [Pigot] 
    Captaine Edward Maria Wingfeild [Wingfield] 
    Captaine ChristopherNewporte [Newport] 
    Captaine John Siclemore, alias Ratcliffe [Sicklemore] 
    Captaine John Smith 
    Captyn John Martyn [Martin] 
    Captaine Peter Wynne 
    Captaine Waldoe [Waldo] 
    Captyn Thomas Wood 
    Captaine Thomas Button 
    George Bolls, Esquire, Sheriffe of London 
    William Crashawe, [Clerk], Bachelor of Divinite 
    William Seabright, Esquire 
    Christopher Brook, Esquire 
    John Bingley, Esquire 
    Thomas Watson, Esquire 
    Richard Percivall, Esquire [Percival] 
    John Moore, Esquire 
    Hugh Brooker, Esquire 
    David Waterhouse, Esquire [Woodhouse] 
    Anthonie Auther, Esquier [Aucher] 
    Roberte Bowyer, Esquire [Boyer] 
    Raphe Ewens, Esquire 
    Zacharie Jones, Esquire 
    George Calvert, Esquire 
    William Dobson, Esquire 
    Henry Reynold, Esquire [Reynolds] 
    Thomas Walker, Esquire 
    Anthonie Barnars, Esquire 
    Thomas Sandes, Esquire [Sandys] 
    Henrie Sand, Esquire [Sandys] 
    Richard Sand [Sandys], Sonne of Sir Edwin Sandes [Sandys] 
    William Oxenbridge, Esquire 
    John Moore, Esquire 
    Thomas Wilson, Esquire 
    John Bullocke, Esquire [Bullock] 
    John Waller, [Esquire] 
    Thomas Webb 
    Jehughe Robinson 
    William Brewster 
    Robert Evelyn 
    Henrie Dabenie [Danby] 
    Richard Hacklewte, minister [Hackluit] 
    John Eldred, marchaunt [Eldrid] 
    William Russell, marchaunt 
    John Merrick, marchaunt 
    Richard Bannester, merchant [Banister] 
    Charles Anthonie, goldsmithe [Anthony] 
    John Banck [Banks] 
    William Evans 
    Richard Humble 
    Robert Chamberleyne, marchaunt [Richard Chamberlayne] 
    Thomas Barber, marchaunt 
    Richard Pevyrell, merchaunt [Pomet] 
    John Fletcher, merchant 
    Thomas Nicholls, merchant 
    John Stoak, merchaunt [Stoke] 
    Gabriell Archer 
    Franncis Covell [Covel] 
    William Bouham [Bonham] 
    Edward Harrison 
    John Wolstenholme 
    Nicholas Salter 
    Hugh Evans 
    William Barners [Barnes] 
    Otho Mawdett [Mawdet] 
    Richard Staper, marchant 
    John Elkin, marchaunt 
    William Cayse [Coyse] 
    Thomas Perkin, cooper 
    Humfrey Ramell, cooper [Humphrey James] 
    Henry Jackson 
    Roberte Shingleton [Singleton] 
    Christopher Nicholls 
    John Harper 
    Abraham Chamberlaine [Chamberlayne] 
    Thomas Shipton 
    Thomas Carpenter 
    Anthoine Crewe [Crew] 
    George Holman 
    Robert Hill 
    Cleophas Smithe [Smith] 
    Raphe Harrison 
    John Farmer 
    James Brearley 
    William Crosley [Crosby] 
    Richard Cocks [Cox] 
    John Gearinge [Gearing] 
    Richard Strough, iremonnger [Strongarm] 
    Thomas Langton 
    Griffith Hinton 
    Richard Ironside 
    Richard Deane [Dean] 
    Richard Turner 
    William Leveson, mercer [Lawson] 
    James Chatfeilde [Chatfield] 
    Edward Allen [Edward Allen Tedder] 
    Tedder Roberts 
    Heldebrand Sprinson [Robert Hildebrand Sprinson] 
    Arthur Mouse 
    John Gardener [Gardiner] 
    James Russell [Russel] 
    Richard Casewell [Caswell] 
    Richard Evanns [Evans] 
    John Hawkins 
    Richard Kerrill [Kerril] 
    Richard Brooke 
    Mathewe Scrivener, gentleman [Screvener] 
    William Stallendge, gentleman [Stallenge] 
    Arthure Venn, gentleman 
    Saund Webb, gentleman [Sandys Webbe] 
    Michaell Phettiplace, gentleman 
    William Phetiplace, gentleman [Phettiplace] 
    Ambrose Brusey, gentleman [Prusey] 
    John Taverner, gentleman 
    George Pretty, gentleman 
    Peter Latham, gentleman 
    Thomas Monnford, gentleman [Montford] 
    William Cautrell, gentleman [Cantrel] 
    Richard Wiffine, gentleman [Wilfin] 
    Raphe Mooreton, gentleman [Moreton] 
    John Cornellis [Comelius] 
    Martyn Freeman 
    Raphe Freeman 
    Andreau Moore 
    Thomas White 
    Edward Perkin 
    Robert Osey 
    Thomas Whitley 
    George Pitt [Pit] 
    Roberte Parkehurste [Parkhurst] 
    Thomas Morris 
    Peter Vaulore [Harloe] 
    Jeffrey Duppa 
    John Gilbert 
    William Hancock 
    Mathew Bromrigg [Brown] 
    Francis Tirrell [Tyrrel] 
    Randall Carter 
    Othowell Smithe [Smith] 
    Thomas Honnyman [Hamond] 
    Marten Bonde, haberdasher [Bond] 
    Joan Mousloe [John Moulsoe] 
    Roberte Johnson 
    William Younge [Young] 
    John Woddall [Woodal] 
    William Felgate 
    Humfrey Westwood 
    Richard Champion 
    Henrie Robinson 
    Franncis Mapes 
    William Sambatch [Sambach] 
    Rauley Crashawe [Ralegh Crashaw] 
    Thomas Grave 
    Hugh Willestone 
    Thomas Culpepper, of Wigsell, Esquire 
    John Culpepper, gentleman 
    Henrie Lee 
    Josias Kirton, gentleman [Kerton] 
    John Porie, gentleman [Pory] 
    Henrie Collins 
    George Burton 
    William Atkinson 
    Thomas Forrest [Forest] 
    John Russell [Russel] 
    John Houlte [Holt] 
    Harman Harrison 
    Gabriell Beedell [Beedel] 
    John Beedell [Beedel] 
    Henrie Dankes [Dawkes] 
    George Scott [Scot] 
    Edward Fleetewood, gentleman [Fleetwood] 
    Richard Rogers, gentleman 
    Arthure Robinson 
    Robert Robinson 
    John Huntley 
    John Grey [Gray] 
    William Payne 
    William Feilde [Field] 
    William Wattey 
    William Webster 
    John Dingley 
    Thomas Draper 
    Richard Glanvile [Glanvil] 
    Arnolde Lulls [Hulls] 
    Henrie Rowe [Roe] 
    William Moore [More] 
    Nicholas Grice [Gryce] 
    James Monnger [Monger] 
    Nicholas Andrewes [Andrews] 
    Jerome Haydon, iremonnger [Jeremy Haydon] 
    Phillipp Durrant [Philip Durette] 
    John Quales [Quarles] 
    John West 
    Madlew Springeham [Springham] 
    John Johnson 
    Christopher Hore 
    George Barkeley 
    Thomas Sued [Snead] 
    George Barkeley [Berkeley] 
    Ardhure Pett [Pet] 
    Thomas Careles 
    William Barkley [Berkley] 
    Thomas Johnson 
    Alexander Bent [Bents] 
    Captaine William Kinge [King] 
    George Sandes, gentleman [Sandys] 
    James White, gentleman 
    Edmond Wynn [Wynne] 
    Charles Towler 
    Richard Reynold 
    Edward Webb 
    Richard Maplesden 
    Thomas Levers [Lever] 
    David Bourne 
    Thomas Wood 
    Raphe Hamer 
    Edward Barnes, mercer 
    John Wright, mercer 
    Robert Middleton 
    Edward Litsfeild [Littlefield] 
    Katherine West 
    Thomas Webb [Web] 
    Raphe Kinge [King] 
    Roberte Coppine [Coppin] 
    James Askewe 
    Christopher Nicholls [Christopher Holt] 
    William Bardwell 
    Alexander Childe [Chiles] 
    Lewes Tate 
    Edward Ditchfeilde [Ditchfield] 
    James Swifte 
    Richard Widdowes, goldesmith 
    Edmonde Brundells [Brudenell] 
    John Hanford [Hansford] 
    Edward Wooller 
    William Palmer, haberdasher 
    John Badger 
    John Hodgson 
    Peter Monnsill [Mounsel] 
    Jahn Carrill [Carril] 
    John Busbridge [Bushridge] 
    William Dunn [Dun] 
    Thomas Johnson 
    Nicholas Benson 
    Thomas Shipton 
    Nathaniell Wade 
    Randoll Wettwood [Wetwood] 
    Mathew Dequester 
    Charles Hawkins 
    Hugh Hamersley 
    Abraham Cartwright 
    George Bennett [Bennet] 
    William Cattor [Cater] 
    Richard Goddart 
    Henrie Cromwell 
    Phinees Pett [Pet] 
    Roberte Cooper 
    Henrie Neite [Newce] 
    Edward Wilks [Wilkes] 
    Roberte Bateman 
    Nicholas Farrar 
    John Newhouse 
    John Cason 
    Thomas Harris, gentleman 
    George Etheridge, gentleman 
    Thomas Mayle, gentleman 
    Richard Stratford [Stafford] 
    Richard Cooper 
    John Westrowe [Westrow] 
    Edward Welshe [Welch] 
    Thomas Brittanie [Britain] 
    Thomas Knowls [Knowles] 
    Octavian Thome 
    Edmonde Smyth [Smith] 
    John March 
    Edward Carew 
    Thomas Pleydall 
    Richard Lea [Let] 
    Miles Palmer 
    Henrie Price 
    John Josua, gentleman [Joshua] 
    William Clawday [Clauday] 
    Jerome Pearsye 
    John Bree, gentleman 
    William Hampson 
    Christopher Pickford 
    Thomas Hunt 
    Thomas Truston 
    Christopher Lanman [Salmon] 
    John Haward, clerke [Howard] 
    Richarde Partridge 
    Allen Cotton [Cassen] 
    Felix Wilson 
    Thomas Colethurst [Bathurst] 
    George Wilmer 
    Andrew Wilmer 
    Morrice Lewellin 
    Thomas Jedwin [Godwin] 
    Peter Burgoyne 
    Thomas Burgoyne 
    Roberte Burgoyne 
    Roberte Smithe, merchauntaylor [Smith] 
    Edward Cage, grocer 
    Thomas Canon, gentleman [Cannon] 
    William Welby, stacioner 
    Clement Wilmer, gentleman 
    John Clapham, gentleman 
    Giles Fraunces, gentleman [Francis] 
    George Walker, sadler 
    John Swinehowe, stacioner [Swinhow] 
    Edward Bushoppe, stacioner [Bishop] 
    Leonard White, gentleman 
    Christopher Barron [Baron] 
    Peter Benson 
    Richard Smyth [Smith] 
    George Prockter, minister [Proctor] 
    Millicent Ramesden, widowe [Ramsdent] 
    Joseph Soane 
    Thomas Hinshawe [Hinshaw] 
    John Baker 
    Robert Thorneton [Thomton] 
    John Davies [Davis] 
    Edward Facett [Facetl 
    George Nuce, gentleman [Newce] 
    John Robinson 
    Captaine Thomas Wood 
    William Browne, shoemaker [Brown] 
    Roberte Barker, shoemaker 
    Roberte Penington [Pennington] 
    Francis Burley, minister 
    William Quick, grocer 
    Edward Lewes, grocer [Lewis] 
    Laurence Campe, draper 
    Aden Perkins, grocer 
    Richard Shepparde, preacher [Shepherd] 
    William Sheckley, haberdasher [Sherley] 
    William Tayler, haberdasher [Taylor] 
    Edward Lukyn, gentleman [Edwin Lukin] 
    John Francklyn, haberdasher [Franklyn] 
    John Southicke [Southwick] 
    Peter Peate 
    George Johan, iremonnger 
    George Yardley, gentleman [Yeardley] 
    Henrie Shelly [Shelley] 
    John Pratt [Prat] 
    Thomas Church, draper 
    William Powell, gentleman [Powel] 
    Richard Frithe, gentleman [Frith] 
    Thomas Wheeler, draper 
    Franncis Hasilerigg, gentleman [Haselrig] 
    Hughe Shippley, gentleman [Shipley] 
    John Andrewes, thelder, [doctor], of Cambridge [Andrews] 
    Franncis Whistley, gentleman [Whistler] 
    John Vassall, gentleman 
    Richard Howle 
    Edward Barkeley, gentleman [Berkeley] 
    Richard Knerisborough, gentleman [Keneridgburg] 
    Nicholas Exton, draper 
    William Bennett, fishmonger [Bennet] 
    James Hawood, marchaunt [Haywood] 
    Nicholas Isaak, merchaunt [Isaac] 
    William Gibbs, merchannt 
    [William] Bushopp [Bishop] 
    Barnard Michell [Mitchel] 
    Isaake Michell [Isaac Mitchel] 
    John Streat [Streate] 
    Edward Gall 
    John Marten, gentleman [Martin] 
    Thomas Fox 
    Luke Lodge 
    John Woodleefe, gentleman [Woodliffel 
    Rice Webb [Piichard] 
    Vincent Lowe [Low] 
    Samuell Burnam [Burnham] 
    Edmonde Pears, haberdasher 
    Josua Goudge [John Googe] 
    John St. John 
    Edwarde Vaughan 
    William Dunn 
    Thomas Alcock [Alcocke] 
    John Andrewes, the younger, of Cambridge [Andrews] 
    Samuell Smithe [Smith] 
    Thomas Jerrard [Gerrard] 
    Thomas Whittingham 
    William Cannynge [Canning] 
    Paule Caminge [Canning] 
    George Chaudler [Chandler] 
    Henrye Vincent 
    Thomas Ketley 
    James Skelton 
    James Montain [Mountaine] 
    George Webb, gentleman 
    Josephe Newbroughesmith [Joseph Newbridge, smith] 
    Josias Mande [Mand] 
    Raphe Haman, the younger [Hamer] 
    Edward Brewster, the sonne of William Brewster 
    Leonard Harwood, mercer 
    Phillipp Druerdent 
    William Carpenter 
    Tristram Hill 
    Roberte Cock, grocer 
    Laurence Grene, grocer [Greene] 
    Daniell Winche, grocer [Samuel Winch] 
    Humfrey Stile, grocer 
    Averie Dransfeild, grocer [Dransfield] 
    Edwarde Hodges, grocer 
    Edward Beale, grocer 
    Raphe Busby, grocer 
    John Whittingham, grocer 
    John Hide, grocer 
    Mathew Shipperd, grocer [Shepherd] 
    Thomas Allen, grocer 
    Richard Hooker, grocer 
    Laurence Munckas, grocer [Munks] 
    John Tanner, grocer 
    Peter Gate, grocer 
    John Blunt, grocer 
    Roberte Berrisford, grocer 
    Thomas Wells, gentleman 
    John Ellis, grocer 
    Henrie Colthurst, grocer 
    John Cranage, grocer [Cavady] 
    Thomas Jenings, grocer [Jennings] 
    Edmond Peshall, grocer [Pashall] 
    Timothie Bathurst, grocer 
    Gyles Parslowe, grocer [Parslow] 
    Roberte Johnson, grocer [Richard] 
    William Janson, vintener [Johnson] 
    Ezechiell Smith 
    Richard Murrettone [Martin] 
    William Sharpe 
    Roberte Ritche [Rich] 
    William Stannerd, inholder [Stannard] 
    John Stocken 
    William Strachey, gentleman 
    George Farmer, gentleman 
    Thomas Gypes, clothworker 
    Abraham Dawes, gentleman [Davies] 
    Thomas Brockett, gentleman [Brocket] 
    George Bathe, fishmonger [Bache] 
    John Dike, fishmonger 
    Henrie Spranger 
    Richard Farringdon [Farrington] 
    Chistopher Vertue, vintener 
    Thomas Baley, vintener [Bayley] 
    George Robins, vintener 
    Tobias Hinson, grocer 
    Urian Spencer [Vrian] 
    Clement Chachelley [Chicheley] 
    John Searpe, gentleman [Scarpe] 
    James Cambell, iremonnger [Campbell] 
    Christopher Clitherowe, iremonnger [Clitheroe] 
    Phillipp Jacobson 
    Peter Jacobson, of Andwarpe 
    William Barckley [Berkeley] 
    Miles Banck, cutler [Banks] 
    Peter Highley, grocer [Higgons] 
    Henrie John, gentleman 
    John Stoakley, merchauntailor [Stokeley] 
    The companie of mercers 
    The companie of grocers 
    The companie of drapers 
    The company of fishmongers 
    The companie of gouldsmithes 
    The companie of skynners 
    The companie merchauntailors 
    The companie of haberdashers 
    The companie of salters 
    The companie of iremongers 
    The companie of vintners 
    The companie of clothworkers 
    The companie of dyers 
    The companie of bruers 
    The companie of lethersellers 
    The companie of pewterers 
    The companie of cutlers 
    The companie of whitebakers 
    The companie of waxchaundlers 
    The companie of tallowe chaundlers 
    The companie of armorers 
    The companie of girdlers 
    The companie of butchers 
    The companie of sadlers 
    The companie of carpenters 
    The companie of cordwayners 
    The companie of barbor chirurgions 
    The companie of painter stayners 
    The companie of curriers 
    The companie of masons 
    The companie of plumbers 
    The companie of inholders 
    The companie of founders 
    The companie of poulterers 
    The companie of cookes 
    The companie of coopers 
    The companie of tylers and bncklayers 
    The companie of bowyers 
    The companie of Retchers 
    The companie of blacksmithes 
    The companie of joyners 
    The companie of weavers 
    The companie of wollmen 
    The companie of wood monnvers 
    The companie of scrivenors 
    The companie of fruterers 
    The companie of plasterers 
    The companie of brownebakers 
    The companie of stacioners 
    The companie of imbroderers 
    The companie of upholsters 
    The companie of musicions 
    The companie of turners 
    The companie of baskettmakers 
    The companie of glasiers 
    John Levett, merchaunt [Levet] 
    Thomas Nomicott, clothworker [Nomicot] 
    Richard Venn, haberdasher 
    Thomas Scott, gentleman [Scot] 
    Thomas Juxson, merchauntaylor [Juxon] 
    George Hankinson 
    Thomas Leeyer, gentleman [Seyer] 
    Mathew Cooper 
    Gorge Butler, gentleman 
    Thomas Lawson, gentleman 
    Edward Smith, haberdasher 
    Stephen Sparrowe 
    John Jones, merchaunt 
    [John] Reynold, brewer [Reynolds] 
    Thomas Plummer, merchaunt 
    James Duppa, bruer 
    Rowland Coytemore [Coitmore] 
    William Sotherne [Southerne] 
    Gorge Whittmoore, haberdasher [Whitmore] 
    Anthonie Gosoulde, the younger [Gosnold] 
    John Allen, fishemonger 
    John Kettlebye, gentleman [Kettleby] 
    Symonde Yeomans, fishmonger [Simon] 
    Richard Chene, gouldsmithe 
    Launcelot Davis, gentleman [Clene] 
    John Hopkins, an alderman of Bristoll 
    George Hooker, gentlernan 
    Roberte Shevinge, yeoman [Chening] 

And to such and so manie as they doe or shall hereafter admitt to be joyned with them, in forme hereafter in theis presentes expressed, whether they goe in their persons to be planters there in the said plantacion, or whether they goe not, but doe adventure their monyes, goods or chattels, that they shalbe one bodie or communaltie perpetuall and shall have perpetual succession and one common seale to serve for the saide bodie or communaltie; and that they and their successors shalbe knowne, called and incorporated by the name of The Tresorer and Companie of Adventurers and Planters of the Citty of London for the Firste Collonie in Virginia.

And that they and their successors shalbe from hensforth, forever enabled to take, acquire and purchase, by the name aforesaid (licens for the same from us, oure heires or successors first had and obtained) anie manner of lands, tenements and hereditaments, goods and chattels, within oure realme of England and dominion of Wales; and that they and their successors shalbe likewise enabled, by the name aforesaid, to pleade and to be impleaded before anie of oure judges or justices, in anie oure courts, and in anie accions or suits whatsoever.

And wee doe also, of oure said speciall grace, certaine knowl- edge and mere mocion, give, grannte and confirme unto the said Tresorer and Companie, and their successors, under the reservacions, limittacions and declaracions hereafter expressed, all those lands, countries and territories scituat, lieinge and beinge in that place of America called Virginia, from the pointe of lande called Cape or Pointe Comfort all alonge the seacoste to the northward twoe hundred miles and from the said pointe of Cape Comfort all alonge the sea coast to the southward twoe hundred miles; and all that space and circuit of lande lieinge from the sea coaste of the precinct aforesaid upp unto the lande, throughoute, from sea to sea, west and northwest; and also all the island beinge within one hundred miles alonge the coaste of bothe seas of the precincte aforesaid; togeather with all the soiles, groundes, havens and portes, mynes, aswell royall mynes of golde and silver as other mineralls, pearles and precious stones, quarries, woods, rivers, waters, fishings, comodities, jurisdictions, royalties, priviledges, franchisies and preheminences within the said territorie and the precincts there of whatsoever; and thereto or there abouts, both by sea and lande, beinge or in anie sorte belonginge or appertayninge, and which wee by oure lettres patents maie or cann graunte; and in as ample manner and sorte as wee or anie oure noble progenitors have heretofore graunted to anie companie, bodie pollitique or corporate, or to anie adventurer or adventurers, undertaker or undertakers, of anie discoveries, plantacions or traffique of, in, or into anie forraine parts whatsoever; and in as large and ample manner as if the same were herin particulerly mentioned and expressed: to have, houlde, possesse and enjoye all and singuler the said landes, countries and territories with all and singuler other the premisses heretofore by theis [presents] graunted or mencioned to be grannted, to them, the said Tresorer and Companie, their successors and assignes, forever; to the sole and proper use of them, the said Tresorer and Companie, their successors and assignes [forever], to be holden of us, oure heires and successors, as of oure mannour of Estgreenewich, in free and common socage and not in capite; yeldinge and payinge, therefore, to us, oure heires and successors, the fifte parte onlie of all oare of gould and silver that from tvme to time, and at all times hereafter, shalbe there gotton, had and obtained, for all manner of service.

And, nevertheles, oure will and pleasure is, and wee doe by theis presentes chardge, commannde, warrant and auctorize, that the said Tresorer and Companie and their successors, or the major parte of them which shall be present and assembled for that purpose, shall from time to time under their common seale distribute, convey, assigne and set over such particuler porcions of lands, tenements and hereditaments, by theise presents formerly grannted, unto such oure lovinge subjects naturallie borne of denizens, or others, aswell adventurers as planters, as by the said Companie, upon a commission of survey and distribucion executed and retourned for that purpose, shalbe named, appointed and allowed, wherein oure will and pleasure is, that respect be had as well of the proporcion of the adventure[r] as to the speciall service, hazarde, exploite or meritt of anie person so as to be recompenced, advannced or rewarded.

And for as muche as the good and prosperous successe of the said plantacion cannot but cheiflie depende, next under the blessinge of God and the supporte of oure royall aucthoritie, upon the provident and good direccion of the whole enterprise by a carefull and understandinge Counsell, and that it is not convenient that all the adventurers shalbe so often drawne to meete and assemble as shalbe requisite for them to have metings and conference aboute theire affaires, therefore we doe ordaine, establishe and confirme that there shalbe perpetually one Counsell here resident, accordinge to the tenor of oure former lettres patents, which Counsell shall have a seale for the better governement and administracion of the said plantacion besides the legall seale of the Companie or Corporacion, as in oure former lettres patents is also expressed.

And further wee establishe and ordaine that

    Henrie, Earl of Southampton William, Earl of Pembrooke Henrie, Earl of Lincoln Thomas, Earl of Exeter Roberte, Lord Viscounte Lisle Lord Theophilus Howard James, Lord Bishopp of Bathe and Wells Edward, Lord Zouche Thomas, Lord Laware William, Lord Mounteagle Edmunde, Lord Sheffeilde Grey, Lord Shanndoys [Chandois] John, Lord Stanhope George, Lord Carew Sir Humfrey Welde, Lord Mayor of London Sir Edward Cecil Sir William Waad [Wade] Sir Henrie Nevill Sir Thomas Smith Sir Oliver Cromwell Sir Peter Manwood Sir Thomas Challoner Sir Henrie Hovarte [Hobart] Sir Franncis Bacon Sir George Coppin Sir John Scott Sir Henrie Carey Sir Roberte Drurie [Drury] Sir Horatio Vere Sir Eward Conwaye [Conway] Sir Maurice Berkeley [Barkeley] Sir Thomas Gates Sir Michaele Sands [Sandys] Sir Roberte Mansfeild [Mansel] Sir John Trevor Sir Amyas Preston Sir William Godolphin Sir Walter Cope Sir Robert Killigrewe Sir Henrie Faushawe [Fanshaw] Sir Edwyn Sandes [Sandys] Sir John Watts Sir Henrie Montague Sir William Romney Sir Thomas Roe Sir Baptiste Hicks Sir Richard Williamson Sir Stephen Powle [Poole] Sir Dudley Diggs Christopher Brooke, [Esq.] John Eldred, and John Wolstenholme
shalbe oure Counsell for the said Companie of Adventurers and Planters in Virginia.

And the said Sir Thomas Smith wee ordaine to be Tresorer of the said Companie, which Tresorer shall have aucthoritie to give order for the warninge of the Counsell and sommoninge the Companie to their courts and meetings.

And the said Counsell and Tresorer or anie of them shalbe from henceforth nominated, chosen, contynued, displaced, chaunged, altered and supplied, as death or other severall occasions shall require, out of the Companie of the said adventurers by the voice of the greater parte of the said Counsell and adventurers in their assemblie for that purpose; provided alwaies that everie Councellor so newlie elected shalbe presented to the Lord Channcellor of England, or to the Lord Highe Treasurer of England, or the Lord Chambleyne of the housholde of us, oure heires and successors, for the tyme beinge to take his oathe of a Counsellor to us, oure heires and successors, for the said Companie and Collonie in Virginia.

And wee doe by theis presents, of oure especiall grace, certaine knowledge and meere motion, for us, oure heires and successors, grannte unto the said Tresorer and Companie and their successors, that if it happen at anie time or times the Tresorer for the tyme beinge to be sick, or to have anie such cause of absente from the cittie of London as shalbe allowed by the said Counsell or the greater parte of them assembled, so as he cannot attende the affaires of that Companie, in everie such case it shall and maie be lawfull for such Tresorer for the tyme beinge to assigne, constitute and appointe one of the Counsell for Companie to be likewise allowed by the Counsell or the greater parte of them assembled to be the deputie Tresorer for the said Companie; which Deputie shall have power to doe and execute all things which belonge to the said Tresorer duringe such tyme as such Tresorer shalbe sick or otherwise absent, upon cause allowed of by the said Counsell or the major parte of them as aforesaid, so fullie and wholie and in as large and ample manner and forme and to all intents and purposes as the said Tresorer if he were present himselfe maie or might doe and execute the same.

And further of oure especiall grace, certaine knowledge and meere mocion, for us, oure heires and successors, wee doe by theis presents give and grannt full power and aucthoritie to oure said Counsell here resident aswell at this present tyme as hereafter, from time to time, to nominate, make, constitute, ordaine and confirme by such name or names, stile or stiles as to them shall seeme good, and likewise to revoke, dischardge, channge and alter aswell all and singuler governors, oficers and ministers which alreadie hath ben made, as also which hereafter shalbe by them thought fitt and meedefull to be made or used for the government of the said Colonie and plantacion.

And also to make, ordaine and establishe all manner of orders, lawes, directions, instructions, formes and ceremonies of government and magistracie, fitt and necessarie, for and concerninge the government of the said Colonie and plantacion; and the same att all tymes hereafter to abrogate, revoke or chaunge, not onely within the precincts of the said Colonie but also upon the seas in goeing and cominge to and from the said Collonie, as they in their good discrecions shall thinke to be fittest for [the] good of the adventurers and inhabiters there.

And we doe also declare that for divers reasons and consideracions us thereunto especiallie moving, oure will and pleasure is and wee doe hereby ordaine that imediatlie from and after such time as anie such governour or principall officer so to be nominated and appointed by oure said Counsell for the governement of the said Colonie, as aforesaid, shall arive in Virginia and give notice unto the Collonie there resident of oure pleasure in this behalfe, the government, power and aucthority of the President and Counsell, heretofore by oure former lettres patents there established, and all lawes and constitucions by them formerlie made, shall utterly cease and be determined; and all officers, governours and ministers formerly constituted or appointed shalbe dischardged, anie thinge in oure said former lettres patents conserninge the said plantacion contayned in aniewise to the contrarie notwithstandinge; streightlie chardginge and commaundinge the President and Counsell nowe resident in the said Collonie upon their alleadgiance after knowledge given unto them of oure will and pleasure by theis presentes signified and declared, that they forth with be obedient to such governor or governers as by oure said Counsell here resident shalbe named and appointed as aforesaid; and to all direccions, orders and commandements which they shall receive from them, aswell in the present resigninge and giveinge upp of their aucthoritie, offices, chardg and places, as in all other attendannce as shalbe by them from time to time required.

And wee doe further by theis presentes ordaine and establishe that the said Tresorer and Counsell here resident, and their successors or anie fower of them assembled (the Tresorer beinge one), shall from time to time have full power and aucthoritie to admitt and receive anie other person into their companie, corporacion and freedome; and further, in a generall assemblie of the adventurers, with the consent of the greater parte upon good cause, to disfranchise and putt oute anie person or persons oute of the said fredome and Companie.

And wee doe also grannt and confirme for us, oure heires and successors that it shalbe lawfull for the said Tresorer and Companie and their successors, by direccion of the Governors there, to digg and to serche for all manner of mynes of goulde, silver, copper, iron, leade, tinne and other mineralls aswell within the precincts aforesaid as within anie parte of the maine lande not formerly graunted to anie other; and to have and enjoye the gould, silver, copper, iron, leade, and tinn, and all other mineralls to be gotten thereby, to the use and behoofe of the said Companie of Planters and Adventurers, yeldinge therefore and payinge yerelie unto us, oure heires and successors, as aforesaid.

And wee doe further of oure speciall grace, certaine knowledge and meere motion, for us, oure heires and successors, grannt, by theis presents to and withe the said Tresorer and Companie and their successors, that it shalbe lawfull and free for them and their assignes at all and everie time and times here after, oute of oure realme of England and oute of all other [our] dominions, to take and leade into the said voyage, and for and towards the said plantacion, and to travell thitherwards and to abide and inhabite therein the said Colonie and plantacion, all such and so manie of oure lovinge subjects, or anie other straungers that wilbecomme oure lovinge subjects and live under oure allegiance, as shall willinglie accompanie them in the said voyadge and plantation with sufficient shippinge armour, weapons, ordinannce, municion, powder, shott, victualls, and such merchaundize or wares as are esteemed by the wilde people in those parts, clothinge, implements, furnitures, catle, horses and mares, and all other thinges necessarie for the said plantation and for their use and defence and trade with the people there, and in passinge and retourninge to and from without yeldinge or payinge subsedie, custome, imposicion, or anie other taxe or duties to us, oure heires or successors, for the space of seaven yeares from the date of theis presents; provided, that none of the said persons be such as shalbe hereafter by speciall name restrained by us, oure heires or successors.

And for their further encouragement, of oure speciall grace and favour, wee doe by theis present for us, oure heires and successors, yeild and graunte to and with the said Tresorer and Companie and their successors and everie of them, their factors and assignes, that they and every of them shalbe free and quiett of all subsedies and customes in Virginia for the space of one and twentie yeres, and from all taxes and imposicions for ever, upon anie goods or merchaundizes at anie time or times hereafter, either upon importation thither or exportation from thence into oure realme of England or into anie other of oure [realms or] dominions, by the said Tresorer and Companie and their successors, their deputies, factors [or] assignes or anie of them, except onlie the five pound per centum due for custome upon all such good and merchanndizes as shalbe brought or imported into oure realme of England or anie other of theis oure dominions accordinge to the auncient trade of merchannts, which five poundes per centum onely beinge paid, it shalbe thensforth lawfull and free for the said Adventurers the same goods [and] merchaundizes to export and carrie oute of oure said dominions into forraine partes without anie custome, taxe or other duty tO be paide to us oure heires or successors or to anie other oure officers or deputies; provided, that the saide goods and merchaundizes be shipped out within thirteene monethes after their first landinge within anie parte of those dominions.

And wee doe also confirme and grannt to the said Tresorer and Companie, and their successors, as also to all and everie such governer or other officers and ministers as by oure said Counsell shalbe appointed, to have power and aucthoritie of governement and commannd in or over the said Colonie or plantacion; that they and everie of them shall and lawfullie maie from tyme to tyme and at all tymes forever hereafter, for their severall defence and safetie, enconnter, expulse, repell and resist by force and armes, aswell by sea as by land, and all waies and meanes whatsoever, all and everie such person and persons whatsoever as without the speciall licens of the said Tresorer and Companie and their successors shall attempte to inhabite within the said severall precincts and lymitts of the said Colonie and plantacion; and also, all and everie such person and persons whatsoever as shall enterprise, or attempte at anie time hereafter, destruccion, invasion, hurte, detriment or annoyannce to the said Collonye and plantacion, as is likewise specified in the said former grannte.

And that it shalbe lawful for the said Tresorer and Companie, and their successors and everie of them, from time to time and at all times hereafter, and they shall have full power and aucthoritie, to take and surprise by all waies and meanes whatsoever all and everie person and persons whatsoever, with their shippes, goods and other furniture, traffiquinge in anie harbor, creeke or place within the limitts or precincts of the said Colonie and plantacion, [not] being allowed by the said Companie to be adventurers or planters of the said Colonie, untill such time as they beinge of anie realmes or dominions under oure obedience shall paie or agree to paie, to the hands of the Tresorer or [of] some other officer deputed by the said governors in Virginia (over and above such subsedie and custome as the said Companie is or here after shalbe to paie) five poundes per centum upon all goods and merchaundizes soe brought in thither, and also five per centum upon all goods by them shipped oute from thence; and being straungers and not under oure obedience untill they have payed (over and above such subsedie and custome as the same Tresorer and Companie and their successors is or hereafter shalbe to paie) tenn pounds per centum upon all such goods, likewise carried in and oute, any thinge in the former lettres patents to the contrarie not withstandinge; and the same sommes of monie and benefitt as aforesaid for and duringe the space of one and twentie yeares shalbe wholie imploied to the benefitt and behoof of the said Colonie and plantacion; and after the saide one and twentie yeares ended, the same shalbe taken to the use of us, oure heires or successors, by such officer and minister as by us, oure heires or successors, shalbe thereunto assigned and appointed, as is specified in the said former lettres patents.

Also wee doe, for us, oure heires and successors, declare by theis presents, that all and everie the persons beinge oure subjects which shall goe and inhabit within the said Colonye and plantacion, and everie of their children and posteritie which shall happen to be borne within [any] the lymitts thereof, shall have [and] enjoye all liberties, franchesies and immunities of free denizens and naturall subjects within anie of oure other dominions to all intents and purposes as if they had bine abidinge and borne within this oure kingdome of England or in anie other of oure dominions.

And forasmuch as it shalbe necessarie for all such our lovinge subjects as shall inhabitt within the said precincts of Virginia aforesaid to determine to live togither in the feare and true woorshipp of Almightie God, Christian peace and civill quietnes, each with other, whereby everie one maie with more safety, pleasure and profitt enjoye that where unto they shall attaine with great paine and perill, wee, for us, oure heires and successors, are likewise pleased and contented and by theis presents doe give and graunte unto the said Tresorer and Companie and their successors and to such governors, officers and ministers as shalbe, by oure said Councell, constituted and appointed, accordinge to the natures and lymitts of their offices and places respectively, that they shall and maie from time to time for ever hereafter, within the said precincts of Virginia or in the waie by the seas thither and from thence, have full and absolute power and aucthority to correct, punishe, pardon, governe and rule all such the subjects of us, oure heires and successors as shall from time to time adventure themselves in anie voiadge thither or that shall at anie tyme hereafter inhabitt in the precincts and territorie of the said Colonie as aforesaid, accordinge to such order, ordinaunces, constitution, directions and instruccions as by oure said Counsell, as aforesaid, shalbe established; and in defect thereof, in case of necessitie according to the good discretions of the said governours and officers respectively, aswell in cases capitall and criminall as civill, both marine and other, so alwaies as the said statuts, ordinannces and proceedinges as neere as convenientlie maie be, be agreable to the lawes, statutes, government and pollicie of this oure realme of England.

And we doe further of oure speciall grace, certeine knowledge and mere mocion, grant, declare and ordaine that such principall governour as from time to time shall dulie and lawfullie be aucthorised and appointed, in manner and forme in theis presents heretofore expressed, shall [have] full power and aucthoritie to use and exercise marshall lawe in cases of rebellion or mutiny in as large and ample manner as oure leiutenant in oure counties within oure realme of England have or ought to have by force of their comissions of lieutenancy. And furthermore, if anie person or persons, adventurers or planters, of the said Colonie, or anie other at anie time or times hereafter, shall transporte anie monyes, goods or marchaundizes oute of anie [of] oure kingdomes with a pretence or purpose to lande, sell or otherwise dispose the same within the lymitts and bounds of the said Collonie, and yet nevertheles beinge at sea or after he hath landed within anie part of the said Colonie shall carrie the same into anie other forraine Countrie, with a purpose there to sell and dispose there of that, then all the goods and chattels of the said person or persons so offendinge and transported, together with the shipp or vessell wherein such transportacion was made, shalbe forfeited to us, oure heires and successors.

And further, oure will and pleasure is, that in all questions and doubts that shall arrise upon anie difficultie of construccion or interpretacion of anie thinge contained either in this or in oure said former lettres patents, the same shalbe taken and interpreted in most ample and beneficiall manner for the said Tresorer and Companie and their successors and everie member there of.

And further, wee doe by theis presents ratifie and confirme unto the said Tresorer and Companie and their successors all privuleges, franchesies, liberties and immunties graunted in oure said former lettres patents and not in theis oure lettres patents revoked, altered, channged or abridged.

And finallie, oure will and pleasure is and wee doe further hereby for us, oure heires and successors grannte and agree, to and with the said Tresorer and Companie and their successors, that all and singuler person and persons which shall at anie time or times hereafter adventure anie somme or sommes of money in and towards the said plantacion of the said Colonie in Virginia and shalbe admitted by the said Counsell and Companie as adventurers of the said Colonie, in forme aforesaid, and shalbe enrolled in the booke or record of the adventurers of the said Companye, shall and maie be accompted, accepted, taken, helde and reputed Adventurers of the said Collonie and shall and maie enjoye all and singuler grannts, priviledges, liberties, benefitts, profitts, commodities [and immunities], advantages and emoluments whatsoever as fullie, largely, amplie and absolutely as if they and everie of them had ben precisely, plainely, singulerly and distinctly named and inserted in theis oure lettres patents.

And lastely, because the principall effect which wee cann desier or expect of this action is the conversion and reduccion of the people in those partes unto the true worshipp of God and Christian religion, in which respect wee would be lothe that anie person should be permitted to passe that wee suspected to affect the superstitions of the Churche of Rome, wee doe hereby declare that it is oure will and pleasure that none be permitted to passe in anie voiadge from time to time to be made into the saide countrie but such as firste shall have taken the oath of supremacie, for which purpose wee doe by theise presents give full power and aucthoritie to the Tresorer for the time beinge, and anie three of the Counsell, to tender and exhibite the said oath to all such persons as shall at anie time be sent and imploied in the said voiadge.

Although expresse mention [of the true yearly value or certainty of the premises, or any of them, or of any other gifts or grants, by us or any of our progenitors or predecessors, to the aforesaid Treasurer and Company heretofore made, in these presents is not made; or any act, statute, ordinance, provision, proclamation, or restraint, to the contrary hereof had, made, ordained, or provided, or any other thing, cause, or matter, whatsoever, in any wise notwithstanding.] In witnes whereof [we have caused these our letters to be made patent. Witness ourself at Westminster, the 23d day of May (1609) in the seventh year of our reign of England, France, and Ireland, and of Scotland the ****]

Per ipsum Regem exactum.