... for the maintaining of the peace the justice caused to come before him all the more prominent and more honest Welshmen of the county, having full authority on behalf of the community of the whole county to ordain and decide, along with the counsel of the said justice, on a suitable remedy for the above- mentioned matters: which same more honest men, by an ordinance made between the justice and themselves, undertook for themselves and the whole community of the county to maintain the peace of the lord king in the same county.
(Ordinances, c.1296 in H. Ellis (ed.) Registrum vulgariter nuncupatum. The Record of Caernarvon, London, 1838, p. 132 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )