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The incorporation of the Cinque Ports had its origin in the necessity for some means of defence along the southern seaboard of England, and in the lack of any regular navy.
Actions may be transferred to it, and appeals made to it, from the county courts in all cases, arising within the jurisdiction of the Cinque Ports as defined by that act.
The Cinque Ports from the earliest times claimed to be exefi~pt from the jurisdiction of the admiral of England.
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 Cinque Ports - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although by the 14th Century the confederation faced wider challenges from a greater consolidation of national identity in the monarchy and Parliament, the legacy of the Saxon authority remained.
A further reason for the decline of many older ports may be ascribed to the development of the railway network across Britain, and the increased quantity of overseas trade it could distribute from the new major ports developing from the 18th Century.
However by the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the Cinque Ports had effectively ceased to be of any real significance, and were absorbed into the general administration of the Realm.
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 Encyclopedia: Cinque Ports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Flag of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports The Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports is a ceremonial official in the United Kingdom.
Gradually the ports grouped together for mutual support and a confederation of the five main ones, Sandwich, Dover, Hythe, Romney, and Hastings, was formed and became known as the Cinque Ports.
The Cinque Ports were also entitled to send Barons, to carry the Canopy over the Sovereign at his or her coronation.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cinque-Ports   (2421 words)

 The Cinque Ports
The Cinque Ports were part of this countries defences from the 11th century to at least the 15th.
The ports were under the charge of a warden, known as the Warden of the Cinque Ports.
Even though they were officially acknowledged as Cinque ports from the 11th century, their history dates back to the time of Alfred the Great whose ship building program, some may consider to be the forerunner of the Royal Navy.
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 The Cinque Ports Dover Kent England
That sagacious monarch was not slow to appreciate the importance of such a body for keeping open the " line of communication" with his native duchy and for the general defense of the kingdom.
Many of the Cinque Ports custumals or records are still preserved, and throw an interesting light on the life of the period.
The last gallant effort of the Ports was made against the Spanish Armada but decay had set in long before, owing mainly to the remorseless action of the " East­ward Drift" of shingle and sand from Dungeness through the narrow Straits of Dover, to the Thames estuary.
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 Cinque Ports 1155 to 1500 - VillageNet History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Cinque Ports first mentioned in a Royal Charter of 1155 originally consisted of the "Ports" of Hastings, New Romney, Hythe, Dover and Sandwich.
In the 15th century a further seven members of the cinque ports known as limbs were added these were Lydd (limb of [attached to] New Romney), Folkestone, Faversham and Margate (limb of Dover), Deal and Ramsgate (limb of Sandwich), and finally Tenterden (limb of Rye).
The Cinque Ports power diminished throughout the centuries, the Black Death in 1348 reduced the population drastically, the French Raids on the Ports during the 13th and 14th centuries also caused more bloodshed.
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 Cinque Ports. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Later, neighboring places were added as “limbs” or “members.” The Cinque Ports reached their peak of significance during the Anglo-French struggle in the 14th cent.
The main duty of the ports was the provision of ships and men for protection against invasion at a time when England had no permanent navy.
The highest officer of the chartered organization was the lord warden of the Cinque Ports, who had extensive civil, military, and naval duties.
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 Cinque Ports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The "Cinque Ports and Antient Towns" were granted unique rights and privileges by Henry III in respect of Ship Service rendered to King and Country in keeping the English Channel free of enemy shipping.
The formation of a fleet drawn from five south coast ports is, however, thought to date from the time of Edward the Confessor in the 11th century.
The name "Cinque Ports" was already in use by the reign of Henry II (1154 - 1189).
www.eastkent.freeuk.com /cinque/index.htm   (152 words)

 Encyclopedia: Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Coat of Arms of the Cinque Ports first appeared in 1305, second amongst the earliest English known heraldic emblems, predating even the coat of arms of the city of London.
The Coat of Arms of the Confederation of the Cinque Ports is set out on a red and blue background and traditionally represents the 14 'Corporate' Members.
This list of the seven Head Ports (the five original Cinque Ports and the two Antient Towns) and their Corporate and Non-Corporate Members is the one given in Charles II's Charter of 1668.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Lord-Warden-of-the-Cinque-Ports   (679 words)

 Medieval English urban history - Yarmouth
The Cinque Ports bailiffs had been given by the king, in 1215, the right to administer justice in cases involving their fellow townsmen while in Yarmouth, and Hastings had (or claimed) an even older legal jurisdiction there.
The jurisdiction of Cinque Ports bailiffs during the time of the herring fair did not sit well with the Yarmouth authorities, and relations with the Cinque Ports were frequently quarrelsome – if not violent – in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries.
The interminable and largely insoluble disputes with the Cinque Ports and Lowestoft were fairly typical manifestations in a medieval town seeking to define and expand its authority.
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From the 15th Century onwards, the Central Record of the Confederation was kept in New Romney as the central port and the old accustomed place of assembly for annual meetings of the Cinque Ports Courts.
From the middle of the 11th Century south eastern ports were granted varying degrees of autonomy and ranges of privilege and honours at Court under the individual Charter from the ruling sovereign.
The Cinque Ports could muster around 120 vessels, but because of the silting up of the harbours; they were mostly small craft of 25 tonnes and under.
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 Sir Thomas Cheyne and the Cinque Ports
This particular abuse of the ports' privileges seems to have increased under Edward V1: in 155O the mayor and jurats of Dover refused to accept a royal writ because it was not accompanied by a letter of attendance from the lord warden.
The Cinque Ports were traditionally granted exemptions from flfteenths and tenths and subsidies, ostensibly in recognition of the contribution they made to the king's navies; this had been recognised in a charter of 1465, despite the fact that by then their contribution to the navy was largely confined to a handful of transport ships.
No doubt much of the tension within the Cinque Ports at the end of Mary's reign was a local manifestation of general dissatisfaction with the crumbling regime, intensified by the particular demands and fears to which the south coast was subject as the borders of the realm shrank across the Channel.
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 United Kingdom: Warden of the Cinque Ports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
During Sir Winston's funeral procession in January 1965, a replica of the Cinque Ports' banner preceded the coffin, and when the Port of London Authority launch Havengore bore his body from Tower Pier to Waterloo, the flag of the lord warden was flown from the vessel's jackstaff.
The web site of the Confederation of the Cinque Ports confirms the position is still vacant: "From 1979 until her death in 2002, the office was held by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
Confirmation that at one time the coronet in the flag of the Warden of the Cinque Ports was changed to reflect the rank of the incumbent Lord Warden can be found in correspondence between the Registrar of the Cinque Ports, the Home Office and the Admiralty in the early 1900s.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb-cinq.html   (1099 words)

 Faversham - Associate Cinque Port   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This Confederation of Cinque Ports (cinque is the French for five) was formed probably in the early 11th century.
Each head port had its own MP and in the 16th century, when Dover was in decline, Faversham often elected one instead.
Among ships supplied by the town for the Cinque Ports fleet were the Nicholas in 1298, La Katerine in 1327, and the Hazard to fight the Armada in 1588.
www.faversham.org /history/cinqueport.asp   (750 words)

 The Office of Lord Warden
The Lord Warden and Admiral of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle is Admiral the Lord Boyce, GCB, OBE, DL.
Soon, however, the advantage of combining control of the coastal defences with the collective supervision of the Cinque Ports became apparent and, from the Wardenship of Stephen de Pencestre (1265-92), the offices of Constable of Dover Castle and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports have been held by the same person.
This led to the establishment of the Admiralty Court of the Cinque Ports.
www.cinqueports.org /lordwarden.htm   (672 words)

 Cinque Ports --¬† Britannica Concise Encyclopedia¬†- The online encyclopedia you can trust!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The highest officer of the Cinque Ports is the lord warden, who is also constable of Dover Castle and has Walmer Castle as his official residence.
Before the establishment of the royal dockyard at nearby Chatham, a portion of the town (known as Grench) was a dependency of Hastings, one of the Cinque Ports.
Until the 14th century the town was on an island and was a member of the Cinque Ports, but it now lies 3 miles (5 km) from the sea.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9082679   (1041 words)

 Dover and the Cinque Ports
The Confederation of the Cinque Ports was formed around 1050 in the time of Edward the Confessor when Hastings, Romney, Hythe, Dover and Sandwich assumed responsibility for 'ship service'.
The position of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports was created in an attempt to control the activities of the Portsmen.
The Cinque Ports reached the peak of their power in the 13th Century, acting on many occasions for the King but also suffering some disgrace for unofficial piracy, robbery and pillage that had become commonplace activities of many of the Portsmen.
www.dover-kent.co.uk /history/cinque_ports.htm   (768 words)

 Sir Thomas CHENEY Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
Above all, it was said to have been at Cromwell's suggestion that in 1536 Cheney was made Warden of the Cinque Ports, in return for his surrender to the minister of the stewardship of Writtle, Essex, which he had held since the death of William Carey, the first husband of Mary Boleyn.
His authority in the Cinque Ports was virtually unquestionable, notably in the matter of parliamentary elections, but its weight was also felt throughout the county.
He probably owed his appointment as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports to Cromwell, and apears to have enjoyed his favour until 1537; thereafter relations may have cooled, but not necessarly as a consequence of Cheney's religious position.
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 Cinque Ports on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
CINQUE PORTS [Cinque Ports] [O. Fr.,=five ports], name applied to an association of maritime towns in Sussex and Kent, SE England.
PROPERTY: Hot Spot - Sandwich, Kent: Secret of the Cinque Ports; Period property, some from Tudor times, is selling well in the conservation-conscious seaside town, and part of the thrust behind the big boom is clearly caused by Viagra.
Cinque port in a storm John Adamson on a tangled story of murder, enmity and power in a small coastal town
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 Sandwich Kent UK: The Cinque Ports
The Cinque Ports of Sandwich, Dover, Hythe, New Romney, and Hastings.
Originally, the Cinque Ports were a confederation of five harbours, Sandwich, Romney, Dover, Hythe, and Hastings.
The privileges obtained by the Cinque Ports were set down in a series of Royal Charters—the last one granted by Charles II in 1668, can be seen in the Guildhall, Sandwich.
www.open-sandwich.co.uk /cinqueports   (385 words)

 Rye, Medieval gem of the cinque ports, historic towns, cinque ports, weekend breaks uk
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 Cinque Ports, Kentish History, Cinque Ports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Cinque Ports are spread along the Kent and East Sussex coasts.
As the name suggests there were originally five Cinque Head Ports (Hastings, Romney, Hythe, Dover and Sandwich) however the influence of the Cinque Port concept grew after it's inception in the reign of Edward the Confessor and the first official consolidation of the relationship in the 13th century.
In return the Cinque Ports were granted exemptions from certain taxes and levies, prestigious honours at the royal court, some legal autonomy and economic rights linked to lucrative herring fishing.
www.yourcounty.co.uk /freetime/archive/discover/cinqueports.html   (295 words)

 Dover Museum Information Resources - Cinque Ports Pilots
Pilots in the Cinque Ports were originally high-status seamen who were vital to the Channel passage trade, being hired to conduct ships through the dangerous Dover Straits, to the ports of Holland, Flanders and France, and to the entrances to the Rivers Thames and Medway.
However, the Cinque Port Pilots are often referred to in early years as the Fellowship of Pilots of the Trinity House of Dover, Deal and the Isle of Thanet.
In 1853 the Cinque Port Pilots were transferred to the Trinity House of Deptford Strond (London) and the Court of Lodemanage was closed.
www.dover.gov.uk /museum/resource/articles/cinqueportspilots.asp   (1710 words)

 Rye, Medieval gem of the cinque ports, historic towns, cinque ports, weekend breaks uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Perched on a hill, overlooking the River Rother cinque ports and Romney Marsh, this ancient town is the sort of place you thought existed only in your imagination.
With enchanting cinque ports cobbled streets, medieval church and beautifully preserved historic houses from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times, Rye is cinque ports almost suspended in time and has a uniquely unhurried atmosphere.
Don't miss the view from the cinque ports top of the tower, the highest part of Rye and for centuries the town's lookout.
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