[From Manx Soc vol IV,VII & IX]
RESPECTING THE TAKING AND SEIZING OF THE CASTLE AND ISLAND OF MAN INTO THE HANDS OF THE KING.
THE King, to his beloved and faithful John Stanley, and William Stanley, Greeting.
Know, etc., that so far as above severally relates to the taking and seizing of the castle and island of Man, with its appurtenances, into our hands.
And respecting which, when they shall have been so taken and seized into our hands, safely and securely, that ye hold the same, as long as ye have things in charge from us, to keep in our name;
Therefore we command you, and each of you, as far as relates to the foregoing, etc., and the aforesaid things as above set forth, etc.
And we give to all and to every, our honest and faithful men in the Island aforesaid, and to you and each of you, etc., as above.
Witness as above.
DE CASTRO ET INSULA DE MAN IN MANUM REGIS CAPIENDIS ET SEISIENDIS.
6 HEN. IV.
Rex, Dilectis et Fidelibus suis, Johanni Stanley, et Willielmo Stanley, Salutem.
Sciatis, etc., ut supra usque ibi, divisim et tunc sic, ad Castrura et Insulam de Man, cum Pertinentiis, in manus nostras Capiendum et Seisiendum.
Et ad ca, cum sic in manus postras capta et seilita fuerint, salvo et secure, quousque aliud inde a nobis habueritis in mandatis homine nostro custodiendum;
Et ideo vobis, et alteri vestrimi, mandamus quod circa Præmissa, ete., ut supra usque ibi, prædieta, etc., tune sic.
Damus autem universis et singulis Probis Hominibus et Fidelibus nostris, in Insula prædieta, quod vobis, et alteri vestrum, ete., ut supra.
Teste ut supra.