The Ancient Customs of the Manor of Taunton Deane;: Collected from the Records of the Manor, Presented by the Jury at the Law-day Court, the Twenty Fourth of April, 1817, and Published Under Their Sanction. To which are Prefixed, Some Introductory Observations on Copyholds in General, and Remarks on Those of this Manor in Particular, with the Origin, History, and Nature, of Courts Leet, and Courts Baron
T. Parkhouse, Tiverton, 1821 - 132 pages
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according aforesaid ancient appearance appointed attend authority bailiff beast became become belonging bond bondland borough bound called castle cause charge Charles clerk common condition copy copyhold court baron court leet custom customary lands customary tenant dayne death discharge dispose duties enter entry fees fine fines give grant hands hath heir held heriot hold hundred immediately infant inheritance interest Item John jury keep king late law-day court live lord lord's manner manor manor of Taunton matters mentioned mind mortgage nature necessary observed original overland paid parcel particular party pass performance person possession present reason receive record render rents respective roll seized sort statute steward sufficient suits sums of money surrender taken Taunton Deane tenements tenure thereof unto usually whole wife youngest
Page xxiv - CD, his heirs, executors or administrators, do and shall well and truly pay, or cause to be paid unto the...
Page xvii - Force, or Effect, to any Appointment, than such Appointment would have had if a substantial Share of the Property affected by the Power had been thereby appointed to or left unappointed to devolve upon any Object of such Power.
Page 13 - A statute, which was a greater acquisition to the civil property of this kingdom than even magna carta itself: since that only pruned the luxuriances that had grown out of the military tenures, and thereby preserved them in vigour ; but the statute of king Charles extirpated the whole, and demolished both root and branches.
Page 19 - That nation is composed totally of shepherds and herdsmen ; and the elder sons, as soon as they are capable of leading a pastoral life, migrate from their father with a certain allotment of cattle, and go to seek a new habitation. The youngest son, therefore, who continues latest with the father, is naturally the heir of his house, the rest being already provided for.
Page 16 - For though in general they are still said to hold their estates at the will of the lord, yet it is such a will as is agreeable to the custom of the manor ; which customs are preserved and evidenced by the rolls of the several courts baron in which they are entered, or kept on foot by the constant immemorial usage of the several manors in which the lands lie.
Page 15 - holy fathers, monks, and friars, had in their confessions, and especially in their extreme and deadly sickness, convinced the laity how dangerous a practice it was, for one Christian man to hold another in bondage: so that temporal men, (e) FNB 12. i(/) Cop. s. 32. by little and little, by reason of that terror in their consciences, were glad to manumit all their villeins.
Page 42 - If any tenant die seised of any customary lands or tenements of inheritance within the said manor, and having a wife at the time of his death, then his wife ought, and hath used time out of mind, to inherit the same lands as next heir unto her husband by the custom of the said manor, and be admitted tenant...
Page 8 - Book, which was finished in the next year ; and in the latter end of that very year the king was attended by all his nobility at Sarum, where all the principal landholders submitted their lands to the yoke of military tenure, became the king's vassals, and did homage and fealty to his person (i).
Page xvi - Tenements, or of any right, title, or interest in or to the same, shall be as valid and effectual to all intents and purposes, although no Surrender shall have been made to the use of the Will of such person, as the same would have been if a Surrender had been made to the use of such Will.