Jan van Brabant extended Delft's city rights to those living along the Schie

February 28, 1425

Duke Jan van Beieren extended the same freedoms and rights enjoyed by the citizens of Delft to the new waterway from Delft to the Maas River, 8 miles / 13 km away. Those living within 14 rods of this canal, the Delftse Schie, were treated like citizens of Delft. The people living in the village that became Delfshaven were included.


OAD Inv. 115 charter no. 5016