Annals of the Ancient Royal Forest of Exmoor: Compiled Chiefly from Documents in the Record Office Together with Some Account of the Forest Laws and Charters and Officers

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Barnicott and Pearce, 1893 - 163 pages

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Page 131 - Henrici avi nostri, ita quod quieti sint in perpetuum de omnibus purpresturis, vastis et assartis, factis in illis boscis, post illud tempus usque ad principium secundi anni coronationis nostrae. Et qui de cetero vastum, purpresturam, vel assartum sine licentia nostra in illis fecerint, de vastis et assartis respondeant.
Page 132 - Inquisitio, vel visus de expeditatione canum existentium in foresta, de cetero fiat quando débet fieri reguardum, scilicet de tertio anno in tertium annum; et tune fiat per visum et testimonium legalium hominum et non aliter. Et ille, cujus canis inventus fuerit tune non expeditatus, det pro misericordia tres solidos ; et de cetero nullus bos capiatur pro expeditatione. Talis autem sit expeditatio per assisam communiter quod tres ortilli abscidantur sine pelota de pede anteriori; née expeditentur...
Page 131 - Audegaviae, archiepiscopis, episcopis, abbatibus, prioribus, comitibus, baronibus, justitiariis, forestariis, vicecomitibus, praepositis, ministris, et omnibus ballivis et fidelibus suis, salutem. Sciatis quod intuitu Dei et pro salute animae nostrae et animarum antecessorum et successorum nostrorum, ad exaltationem Sanctae Ecclesiae et emendationem regni nostri, concessimus et hac praesenti carta...
Page 131 - Homines qui manent extra forestam non veniant de cetero coram justitiariis nostris de foresta per communes summonitiones, nisi sint in placito, vel plegii alicujus vel aliquorum qui attachiati sunt propter forestam.
Page 38 - Edward, by the grace of God, king of England, lord of Ireland, and duke of Aquitaine, to all those that these present letters shall hear or see, greeting.
Page 75 - Welles on Thursday* next after the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul in the fortieth year of the reign of King Edward...
Page 133 - ... et coram eo terminentur. 17. Has autem libertates de forestis concessimus omnibus, salvis archiepiscopis, episcopis, abbatibus, prioribus, comitibus, baronibus, militibus et aliis...
Page 22 - Bailiffs, and his lieges, greeting. Know ye, that we, in the presence. of God, and for the salvation of our soul, and the souls of...
Page 26 - Whatsoever archbishop, bishop, earl or baron, coming to us at our commandment, passing by our forest, it shall be lawful for him to take and kill one or two of our deer, by view of our forester, if he be present ; or else he shall cause one to blow an horn for him, that he seem not to steal our deer; and likewise they shall do returning from us, as it is afore said.
Page 25 - No man from henceforth shall lose either life or member for killing onr deer : but if any man be taken, and convict for taking of our venison, he shall make a grievous fine, if he have anything whereof; and if he have nothing to lose, he shall be imprisoned a year and a day : and after the year and a day expired, if he can find sufficient sureties, he shall be delivered ; and if not, he shall abjure the realm of England.

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