10. A port Indenture of 1135

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Indenture made between Philip de Clanvowe and Robert de Weston and Peter de la Bere concerning the arrest of ships at Swansea, 11 August 1335. (P.RO.. Exchequer Kings Remembrancer. Accounts. Various Army. Navy, and Ordnance. E. 101/19/14/4). Translation.
This indenture made at Sweneseie on the eleventh day of August in the ninth year of the reign of Our lord. King Edward the third after the conquest, between Phelippe de Clanvowe of the one part, and Robert de Weston and Piers de la Bere. burgesses of the town, of Sweyneseie of the other part witnesseth that, since the above mentioned Phelippe by the king’s writ, has arrested in the port of Sweyneseye two ships. to be ready and prepared in all things for the King’s service, that is to say, one ship which is called Nicholas of the capacity of 100 tuns of wine, and another which is called Blithe of the capacity of sixty tuns of wine: And the aforesaid Phelippe, on the king’s behalf has ordered the above mentioned Robert and Piers, masters of the aforesaid ships. and all other burgesses of the town, that the aforesaid ships may be ready and prepared for war with double crew and more, to go to sea in the company of the king’s admiral And on this matter, the said Phelippe has paid them ten pounds sterling from the king’s money in aid of carrying out the aforementioned order [of] which moneys the aforesaid Robert and Piers acknowlege receipt In testimony of which thing, the aforesaid Phelippe Robert and Piers have interchangeably set their seals to this indenture. Written at Sweyneseie the day and year above mentioned



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