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money at the next court there to be held on the day &c., to render to the said C. D. for his damages aforesaid, whereof the said A. B. is convicted; and this &c.

(Fieri facias upon nonsuit.) That of the goods and chattels of A. B., you cause to be made sixteen shillings, which were adjudged to C. D. in the said court, before the suitors of the same court, according to the form of the statute in that case made and provided, for his damages, for that the said A. B. did not prosecute his plaint lately levied in the said court against the said C. D. in a plea of trespass on the case; and have that money at the next court, before the suitors of the said court, to be held there on the day &c., to satisfy the said C. for his costs and charges aforesaid, whereof the said A. is convicted; and this &c.

ROLLS OF COURT LEET AND COURT BARON.

The manor of The court leet, with view of frank-pledge, and in the county of the court baron of A. Z. esquire, lord of the said manor, held at within the said manor on

the day of in the

year of the reign of our sovereign lady Victoria, by the grace of God of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland queen, defender of the faith, and in the year of our Lord

[before J. S. esquire, steward] (a).

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Who being sworn and charged upon their oaths touching articles of the court leet as well as the court baron (b), present and say as follows:

(Presentment of absent resiants.) The jury present that W. C., C. B., W. K., R. S., and M. E. are resi

ants with the precinct of this leet, and owe This amercement is affeered at suit at this court, but have respectively the sum of 3d. for each de- made default, and are severally amerced by faulter, by us,

the jury in the sum of 6d.
SA. B.
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Sworn.
C. D.

Affeerors

(Presentment of officers.) The jury also present E. S. and J. B. to be constables for who being present at this court are sworn to perform the duties of their said office.

(a) We have seen that a court baron may, by prescription, be held before the steward, and as that custom prevails in most manors where a leet jurisdiction is appended, the author has chosen this form: But when no such custom exists, it would

be better to omit the words between brac-
kets, and to substitute the following en-
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Present at this court.
J. S. steward. W. Y. bailiff.
(b) See the charge, ante, 1141.

The jury also present J. W. to be third-borough for — aforesaid, who being also present is sworn to perform the duties of that office.

The jury also present R. B. to be head-borough for —, who being also present at this court is sworn to perform the duties of that office.

The jury also present C. D. to be tithing-man for the hamlet of who also being present is sworn to perform the duties of that office.

The jury also present W. T. and R. C. to be aleconners within the jurisdiction of this leet, who being present are sworn to the due execution of their said office.

The jury also present T. R. and C. J. to be leather-sealers within the jurisdiction of this leet, who being present are sworn to the due execution of their office.

The jury also present B. G. and C. W. to be street-drivers within the jurisdiction of this leet, who being present are sworn to the due execution of their office.

(Presentment of nuisances, fc.) The jury present J. B. for an enroachment made by placing a fence in This amercement is affeered a certain lane called within the juat the sum of £5 by us, risdiction of this leet, to the common A. B.)

nuisance of all the king's liege subjects, Sworn.

and amerce him in the sum of £5. D.

(c) The jury present that E. M. hath diverted a certain ancient watercourse, running from

to and amerce him in the sum of 40s.

Affeerors

The jury also present that J. W. hath obstructed the free passage of the street called within the jurisdiction of this leet, and amerce him in the sum of 20s.

The jury also present that A. B. hath neglected the repairs of a certain footpath leading from to the church of and amerce him in the sum of 10s.

The jury also present W. L. for stopping a certain common sewer or watercourse leading from to and amerce him in the sum of 10s.

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The jury also present B. M. and S. H. for resisting the execution of

(c) This will serve to show the manner of affeering the several other amercements.

the duties of S. K. and L. M. the aleconners appointed at the last court held for this manor, and amerce them each in the sum of 5s.

The jury also present that J. B., who was elected constable at the last court held for this manor, is not here at this court to present that which to his office belongs :—Therefore they amerce the said J. B. in the sum of 5s.

The jury also present that G. L., who was elected aleconner at the last court held for this manor, is not here at this court to present that which to his office belongs :—Therefore they amerce the said G. L. in the sum of 3s.

(Presentment of felonies, &c.) Petty Treason (as felony) (d).— The jury also present that W. T. of, &c., at , within the jurisdiction of this court, coined and fabricated twenty pieces of gold money called sovereigns, and twenty pieces of silver money called shillings, falsely and feloniously, (the king's letters patent not being previously obtained,) against the peace of our sovereign lord the king, his crown and dignity, and against the form of the statute in that case made and provided. [Kitch. 98.]

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Burglary.The jury also present that P. B. of, &c., labourer, on the

at L., within the jurisdiction of this court, about the hour of — in the night of the same day, feloniously broke and entered the dwelling-house of one, &c., with the attempt to rob the aforesaid ; and six silver spoons of the goods and chattels of the aforesaid — of the value of —, then and there being, feloniously took and carried away, against the peace of our lord the king, his crown and dignity. [Kitch. 98, 99.]

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Highway Robbery.The jury also present that J. D. of, &c., labourer,

day of —, at S., within the jurisdiction of this court, with force and arms, and against the peace, &c., in the king's highway there made assault upon G. M., and him the aforesaid G. M. then and there robbed, and 16s. of the goods and chattels of the aforesaid G. M. from the person of him the said G. M. feloniously took and carried away, against the peace, &c. [Kitch. 99.)

Hue and Cry.—The jury also present that the aforesaid G. M. being so robbed raised hue and cry, and the said J. D. as a felon, on the same day and year, from the place where he was so robbed, did freshly pursue to the town of, &c., and that none of the inhabitants there, upon the hue and cry aforesaid, the said J. D. did follow, and so the aforesaid felon escaped, in contempt of our sovereign lord the king, and contrary to the form of the

(d) Ante, pt. 3, p. 741.

statute in such case made and provided ; and therefore the said town of &c., in mercy &c.

Rape (e).—The jury also present that D. L. of &c., yeoman, on the

day of &c., at — within the jurisdiction of this court, the close and house of &c., broke and entered, and upon one M. &c., the daughter &c., being in the peace of God and of our sovereign Lord the King, made an assault, and then and there against her will did ravish her the said M., and did carnally know her, against the peace, &c. (Kitch. 93.]

Arson. The jury also present that one T. B. of &c., yeoman, on the

day of &c., at I., within the jurisdiction of this court, with force and arms &c., wilfully and feloniously (of his malice aforethought) did burn and with fire destroy the dwelling house of one C., against the peace, &c.; therefore the bailiff of this manor is commanded to seize all the lands and tenements, goods and chattels of the said T. B., that he may answer for the same to the lord of this manor. [Kitch. 98.]

Larceny.-The jury also present that P. J. of &c., on the -

day of &c., the close of one &c., at aforesaid broke and entered, and one table cloth of the value of 9d. of the goods and chattels of the aforesaid &c., then and there found, feloniously took and carried away; therefore the bailiff of this manor is commanded to seize all the goods and chattels of the said P. J. into the hands of the lord of this manor. [Kitch. 100.]

Stealing fish. The jury also present that one J. L. of &c., yeoman, on the day of &c., at I. aforesaid, within the jurisdiction of this court, about the hour of eleven in the night of the same day, a certain trunk of &c., broke and entered, and ten fishes called pike, of the value &c., of the goods and chattels of the aforesaid &c., from and out of his said trunk &c., then and there feloniously took and carried away, contrary to the peace &c.; therefore &c. [Kitch. 100.]

Accessary.—The jury also present that W. S. of I. aforesaid, yeoman, on the —- day &c., at 1. aforesaid, within the jurisdiction of this court, did counsel, procure, encourage, aid and abet one L. M. of &c., feloniously to steal, take and lead away one black cow, of the chattels of &c., of the value &c., then and there found, and by means of which counselling, procuring, encouraging, aiding and abetting the said L. M. on the said day &c., feloniously stole, took and drove away &c. [Kitch. 98.]

Assault with bloodshed.—The jury also present that T. F. of &c., labourer, on the day of &c., at I., within the jurisdiction of this leet, committed an assault with bloodshed on A. B. of &c., yeoman.

Rescue.—The jury also present that one B. R. of I. aforesaid, yeoman,

(e) Ante, pt. 3, p. 739.

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