Five Court Rolls of Great Cressingham, in the County of Norfolk

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Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1885 - 155 pages

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Page 77 - This Book of Articles before rehearsed is again approved, and allowed to be holden and executed within the realm, by the assent and consent of our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth, by the Grace of God, of England, France, and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c.
Page 25 - Hindley on Monday next after the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul, in the third year of Richard the third, 14 July, 1485.
Page 122 - And when a freeholder doth fealty to his lord, he shall hold his right hand upon a book, and shall say thus: Know ye this, my lord, that I shall be faithful and true unto you, and faith to you shall bear for the lands which I claim to hold of you, and that I shall lawfully do to you the customs and services which I ought to do, at the terms assigned, so help me God and his saints...
Page 103 - Somerset. — An inquisition indented taken at the City of Bath, in the " county of Somerset, on the eleventh day of April in the fourteenth year of the " reign of our Lady Elizabeth, by the grace of God Queen of England, France, " and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc...
Page 17 - Saturday after the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary in the...
Page 89 - ... of his special grace has granted that he may hold his land at farm; and upon this comes JN and takes the land to hold to him and his by the rod at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering yearly to the lord 20s.
Page 123 - AB, shall be to you both true and faithful, and shall owe my Fidelity to you for the Land I hold of you, and lawfully shall do and perform such Customs and Services as my Duty is to you, at the terms assigned, so help me God and all his saints.
Page 121 - French affier, that is, affirmare, confirmare, and signifies in the common law such as are appointed in Court-Leets, upon oath, to set the fines on such as have committed faults arbitrarily punishable, and have no express penalty appointed by statute.
Page 119 - ESSENTIAL salts, those obtained from vegetable juices by crystallization. See SALT. ESSOIN, signifies the allegation of an excuse for him that is summoned, or sought for, to appear and answer to an action real, or to perform suit to a court baron, upon just cause of absence. There are various kinds of excuses which were formerly allowed, but the practice of essoins is obsolete.
Page 107 - Hughes, jurors, who say that John Ellyott is, and since of the age of 33 years has been, a lunatic and incapable of managing his affairs. The said John is, and for long has been, seised in his demesne as of free tenement, for life, at the will of the Lord, according to the custom of the manor of Milford, co. Wilts, of one customary tenement, containing in itself one cottage and half a virgate of land, and one customary croft or garden in Milford, worth by the year/"8.

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