18 January 1383 Grant of pontage specifying tolls that can be levied on goods brought for sale into the town over the Wye Bridge. 29 January 1383 Grant in aid of the repair of Wye Bridge. 30 oaks from the King’s forest of the Haye near Hereford, to repair the bridge across the Wye, which bridge was recently broken by the force and speed of the water. He also gives stone from the quarry there, as much as will be wanted from 40 perches. 15 November 1383 Grant that the chief officer may be styled Mayor. He is to be elected annually, as in time past. The office of chief bailiff of the city, who was elected annually by certain of the citizens his brethren according to well-established and approved custom, differed in no particulars from that of mayor. Only the name is changed by this charter, probably to bring Hereford into line with towns of similar status whose chief officer was so styled. The title of mayor of Hereford was indeed employed before this date in sundry royal instruments so this charter merely regularized the use of a title of status. 2 February 1393License in Mormain. Because they have no house in which to hold courts the King grants license that the Mayor and Commonalty may acquire the messuage now held in burgage tenure of the crown by Thomas Chippenham and others. It is of the yearly value of 60 shillings. Alongside this license is the gift, made in 1392 by Henry Catchpolle to Thomas Chippenham, William Bowode and Thomas Hoppeleye, of the “Bothehalle”, the property that the city held and used from this time for a long period as its official courthouse. The site and structure of this building is now incorporated in the hotel lying between High Town and East Street. 28 September 1393 Record of Roger de Mortimer’s grant of exemption from distraint. 3 September 1394 Grant of reprisals. The King grants, that if arrests are made in Wales and no deliverance given, the citizens may arrest in like manner any person belonging to Wales, found within the city and liberties, until satisfaction be made for losses suffered. 23 June 1399 Grant of right of the goods of felons etc., The Mayor may be a Justice of the Peace. The effect of this privilege was to empower the city to hold its own sessions (Quarter Sessions) for the hearing and judging of all matters touching the keeping (or breaking) of the King’s peace.