From Manx Soc vol IV,VII & IX
. A.D. 1476.
15 ED IV EDWARD, by the Grace of God, King of England and of France, Lord of Ireland.
Remembryng the Pretence and Clayme of John Lord Scrop, shewed unto us for the Beryng of th Armes of th Erle of Man, which nowe oure Right Trusti and Right wel beloved Thomas Lord Stanely, Stuard of our Housholde Berith, for brevenes of tyme havyng no Covenyant Season to know the Determynation of the same, and provydyng that no Variaunce therefore be hadde nowe in oure Voiage,
Have Wolled and Desyred that, for the Tymes and Seasons that the seid Lordes shall contynue in oure Service, in our Realme of Fraunce, Duchie of Normandie, and els where byyonde the See, and also unto oure and Their retournyng next to this oure Realme of Englond, or either of theym, that the said Lord Scrop shall Absteyne and Forbere the Use and Weryng of the said Armes of th Erle of Man, whereunto for the seid desire he is agrede.
Alwey forseyn that the said Wille, Desire, Abstinence, and Forberyng be not prejudiciall not damage in that behave unto the seid Lord Scrop, ne to his Heyres, nor be of non effect, ßtrengh, not vertue but for the tyme above expressed. Witness the King at Westminster, the first of May.
* De non Letigando, durante Viagio Regis.