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ABATEMENT and intrusion................................. 333

Abatement of writ......................................... 254

by death of party.......172, 227, 264, 419, 444

by marriage of female plaintiff.......... 264

Abjuration of the realm..............................13, 54, 55

Accessories, in felony, appeal of...................... 9, 10, 99

in homicide, prosecution of................... 29

in treason, appeal of........................... 90

in trespass ................................... 109

Accessorium sequitur principale................120, 261, 471, 483

Accidental death ......................................12, 83

Accidental loss, disseisor liable for......................... 286

Accord, plea of.................................... 108, 236, 273

termination of action by........................... 409

Accretion of land by deposit of river....................... 179

Accruer, title by...............................180, 191, 193, 579

Acquittance, clause of..................................210, 211

Actio alienari nonpotest.................................... 480

Admeasurement of dower ; see Dower.

of pasture ........................... 305-308

Adultery, forfeiture of dower by.......................... 554

Advocate, or patron, of a church.......................... 471

Advowson, actions relating to.......................... 467-495

appendant.................................... 483

cannot be conveyed without land............... 218

how valued ................................. 390

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Advowson not generally assigned in dower....... 381, 530, 554

of abbey, prebend, &c......................... 474

Ael, writ of................................................ 462

Afforcement of jury................................... 280, 514

Aids pur fere fitz chivaler and pur file marier................ 120

Alienation by felons, voidable............................ 4G

restricted by deed.......................... 194, 209

Allegiance, obligation of................................... 368

Alms, tenure in....................................... 181, 344

Amendment of record..................................... 5

of false judgment............................ 7

Amercement, power of..................................... 151

how levied................................... 159

in eyre.................................... 112

of absent jurors.............................. 459

of losing party in action.................... 460

Ancient demesne..............58, 182, 202, 258, 344, 345. 394, 446

tenant in, not a freeholder..............233

Appeal of felony................................. 9, 28, 81, 105

enrolment of....................................... 14

form of......................................... 83,97

jurisdiction in..........................3, 48, 91, 92, 96

trial by battle in................................84, 89

Appeal from court baron to lord........................... 590

Approvers.............................................. 13, 24

Appurtenances.................................208, 219, 287-295

Arraignment............................................. 21

Arson...................................................... 35

Assigns, effect of gift without mention of----183, 191, 201, 437

first inserted in feoffments in favor of bastards.... 252

Assise, Justices of........................................ 4

Assise of common...................................... 299-305

of darreign presentment.....................201, 467-491

of mortdancester, 376-460. See Mortdancester. of novel disseisin, 222-286. See Novel disseisin.

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Assise of nusance.................................... 316-328

of Utrum........................................... 496

turned into jury.................,......... 268-381. 457

Astrer, or astrier.............................. 312, 456, note.

Attachment................................................ 105

suits pleadable by............................. 174

Attaint..................................... 350, 409, 501-517

before judgment................................... 504

of jurors on inquest of age......................... 350

where it lies....................................... 507

Attaints and certifications, by what Justices taken......... 504

Attorney, authority of............................. 247, 610-614

death of ........................................ 614

general and special.......................... 247, 610

general, how constituted.................... 605, 610

none in capital cases............................ 84

special, how made.......................... 610, 612

Attomment, by tenant to alienee.................. 188. 220, 570

of homage............................... 371, 373

Avoidance of benefice, entire or partial...................474

Bailiff, his authority as attorney............................ 247

Bailiffs, exactions of....................................... 76

Banns of marriage....................................... 547

Baronies, not to be dismembered........................... 182

chief castles of, not divisible between coheirs.... 393

not assigned in dower........................... 522

Bastard, donee to him and his heirs cannot alien...... 182, 569

Bastardy, exception of............................ 264, 436, 452

how proved................................. 436, 452

tried by jury by consent.................... 436, 452

Battle, trial by, in appeal.......................... 83, 88, 100

in writ of right................................ 594, 596

not favo\ired................................. 104, 422

between lord and tenant........................... 370-

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Beast, man killed by...................................... 12

Beau pleader, fines for..................................... 60

Bees, law of................................................ 177

Bench, the king's court so called........................ .78, 113

Justices of the...............................17, 111, 392

Besael, writ of............................................. 462

Bishop, prohibited from admitting clerk pending plea of ad-

vowson................................................. 495

Bishop's certificate, authority of............................ 475

Bishops, cannot alien the rights of their church .......... 182

Blood, corruption of ..................................... 31

Boroughs, farm of......................................... 182

privileges of..................................165, 172

Borrowing, contract of................................... 129

Boundaries, settlement of.................................. 258

Bridges and roads neglected............................ 65

Building on another's land ; rights of landowner arid

builder ............................................178,234

Burgage, tenure in......................................... 344

Burglary.................................................. 35

Burning, punishment by................................... 35

Canon, incapacity of....................................... 598

Cape, process by.......................................... 59;3

Castellans, illegal prises by................................. 77

Certificate of ordinary..................................475, 547

Certification..................................281, 504, 505, 506

Challenge of jurors............................25, 245, 277, 278.

Champerty................................................ 78

Champion, fraudulent voucher of........................... 99

Charge of jury.....................................280, 459, 501

-Charters...............................................206-212

date of....................................... 211

loss of, pleaded.................................. 122

proved by witnesses therein named.......211, 481, 509

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Cheats and impostors....................................... 51

Cheminage................................................. 63

Chester, Justices of........................................ 6

Chevage, or headmoney of villains......................... 166

' Chief lord,' meaning of the term.................... 450, note

Church, jurisdiction of..................................... 21

Church lands, aliened with consent of bishop and patron.... 498

recovery of............................. 406-501

Cities and boroughs, privilege of, in enfranchisement of

villains...............................................165, 172

Clergy, privilege of........................................ 22

Clerk, process against in trespass........................... 109

Clerk of the market.......................................3.155

Clerks of chancery and other courts, exactions oC......... 78

Clerks, purgation of........................................ 23

Cloth, assise of.......................................... 79

Collateral descent........................................ 585

Collusive judgment no bar to dower........................ 558

Common, defined........................................ 296

assise of .....................................299--305

encroachments on ............................... 275

disseisin of...................................... 299

gift of................'........................... 299

limitation of right of............................. 296

right of, asserted in replevin.................... 126

severance of...................................... 298

seisin of ........................................ 308

surcharge of..................................305, 308

waiver of....................................... 297

Common Pleas, Justices of, 4. See Bench.

Common property, degrees of community in.............. 175

Common right, disturbance of ........................... 238

Common soil ............................................. 266

Concealment of felony, amercement of grand jury for...... 25

Condition and consideration distinguished..............197

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ejectment for non-performance of..............230

fulfilment of, a question for jury................. 270

various kinds of.................................. 195

casual........................................... 197

copulative and disjunctive........................ 1 98

double........................................ 198

enlarging an estate...................199, 200, 485, 437

negative.....................................195, 198

possible and impossible....................... 130,197

unlawful......................................... 131

restrictive of estate............................... 199

Conditional contract...................................... 130

Conditional judgment in favour of younger brother........ 237

in plea of dower..................... 539

Confirmation, charter of................................. 211

effect of..................................210, 480

Consanguinity, tables of................................464, 585

Consecrated objects and places............................. 176

Conspiracy to defeat justice................................ 79

Contempt of court.....................................469, 610

Contribution among parceners..........................401, 406

Convents, abuse of hospitality of........................... 77

incapable of purchasing land without licence,.... 186

Conveyance by feoffment..........................181, 206, 207

by fine.................................... 188, 220

by recovery.................................. 186

of reversions and seigniories...............188, 220

Coparcener, eldest, has no prerogative to present to a

church................................................ 468

Coparceners, not heii's to each other, 392, 580. See Parceners.

Coroner...........................................4,6-14,391

election of......................................... 6

lias record of the pleas of the Crown..............6, 112

has record of appeals of felony.................. 92, 94

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Coroner inquest of......................................... 6

judgment before.................................. 31

oath of........................................... 6

of the king's household............................ 3

Coroner's rolls delivered to Justice in eyre.................. 19

Corporeal and incorporeal property......................... 175

Corrody, disseisin of................................... 228, 244

Corrupt verdict, allegation of.............................. 27

Cosinage, action of............................... 382-384, 462

Counterfeiting, appeal of.................................... 28

Counterfeiting the royal seal or coin.....................20

County court, jurisdiction of, in trespass and debt.......... 128

in writ of right............................. 591

Court baron............................................... 588

false judgment of, remedied in the king's court. 123

practice in............................... 123, 589

record of...................................... 123

Court Christian.......................................437, 452

jurisdiction of............................. 556

reference to............................... 475

usurpations of............................ 75

Courts, inferior and private, abuses of...................... 76

Covenant, how proved...................................... 50!)

Crusade (See Pilgrimage)................................ 605

Curtesy of England, estate by........ 180, 212, 235. 2:3, 349, 445

Customary dower.................................. 196, 204, 237

Customs, local........................................ 2. 58, 394

contrary to common law ......................... 71

Customs levied on merchandize............................ 80

Cut-purses.............................................. 51, 52

Damage feswit, avowry of distress...................4 117, 125

Damages, in Novel Disseisin.............................. 286

in Mortda ncoster................................ 459

in action of Dower.......................... 528, 529

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Darreign presentment, assise of....................... 467-491

Date of instrument should be expressed.................. 130

Day, divisions of.......................................... 438

De libertate probanda, writ................................ 167

De nativo habendo, writ................................... 166

De odio et atia, writ...................................... 102

De rationabili parte, action so called.......... 387. 398-401, 405

Deaf and dumb, incapacity of.......................... 131, 598

Death in prison............................................ 38

judgment of, in inferior court...................... 14

natural and civil..................................... 474

of attorney stays suit................................ 614

of tenant, abates writ................................ 227

Debt...................................................... 128

process in actions of................................. 110

Deeds, enrollment of....................................... 211

execution of........................................ 211

how proved..................................... 481, 508

witnesses to, 211.............................. 481, 509

Defence, time for...................................... 21, 599

Deforce, meaning of word................................. 477

Delivery of possession, necessary in transfer of corporeal property........................................ 180

not necessary in transfer of incorporeal property. 186 See Livery of. Seisin.

Demesne, meaning of word................................. 431

Deodand............................................. 12, 13, 33

Deputies of Judges....................................... 6. 600

Deraignment............................................ 563

Descent, canons of........................ 383, 394, 577, 584, 587

collateral......................................... 585

customary........................................ 304

mode of pleading............................ 452, 585

See Inheritance. Devise of land by will.................................... 446

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Difficulty of judgment........................ 253, 273, 381, 597

Disavowal of lord, a cause of forfeiture....... 121, 228, 363, 368

Disclaimer............................................. 248, 253

Disclaimer of tenure, a cause of forfeiture..... 121, 228, 363, 368

process for recovery of tenement upon, 228, 368, 369

Dismemberment of baronies and knights' fees........... 59, 182

Disseisin, what...................................... 174, 222

by force and arms............................. 283

distinguished from trespass...................... 275

inquest of damage in.....................253, 283. 285

of common..................................... 299

peaceable, with white wand...................... 284

remedies for................................. 238. 241

various instances of.......................... 224-220

Distress, by judgment in the lord's court................... 123

disturbance of, an act of disseisin......... 223, 228, 236

excessive or illegal, 66..................... 74, 127, 276

for aid pur faire fitz chivaler or pur file marier..... 120

for service in arrear............................... 119

sheriff to aid in................................265

Disuser of fancbise...................................... 66, 157

Divorce, dower defeated by................................ 520

fact of, certified by ordinary..................... 542

suit for........................................... 541

Doubt, benefit of......................................... 27

Dowager, to be provided with a house...................... 531

when entitled to present to a church.............. 484

Dowager's court, jurisdiction of............................ 532

Dower, admeasurement of............................. 438, 563

at the church door.................... 518, 529, 543, 544

by assent of father................................ 548

by custom................................. 521, 529, 561

customary, forfeited by second marriage........... 561

disseisin of......................................... 236

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Bower, establishment and assignment of................... 532

extinguished by felony of husband................. 33

favoured in law .................................. 535

forfeited by adultery............................... 554

how to be assigned............................. 537, 530

not increased to the prejudice of heir............... 526

not subject to the debts of husband................. 533

lost by judgment against heir....................... 561

of money or chattels.............................. 523

plea of, governed by plea relating to the inheritance. 557

reasonable........................................ 531

seisin of........................................... 367

subject to crown debts of husband................. 533

unde nlhil liabet................................... 533

warrant of................................... 557, 562

what tenements subject to,........238, 521, 524. 525, 530,

551, 559, 591

Drowning, death by......................................... 13

Duel between lord and tenant, homage first to be released. 370 Duress, contracts invalidated by........................ 40, 183

Earldoms, chief castles or heads of, not divisible between

coheirs......................................... 393

Ecclesiastical courts, abuses of............................ 68

Ejus est interpretari cnjus est dare......................... 207

Endowment at the church door............... 205, 218. 369, 518

English language, used in legal proceedings...........19 note

Englishery, presentment of............................. 13, 32

Entry, action of................... 185, 202, 227, 427, 565, 573.

action of, defended either as a possessory or as a proprietary action................................ 571

ad termimim qui prcfteriit.......................... 565

recovery by ...................... 202, 234, note 338, 297

defective, transmitted by disseisor to true owner.... 567 in the per........................................ 566

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Entry, in the per and cui................................. 566

in the post.......................................... 566

several forms of writ of ....................566, 567, 568

time allowed for.................................... 239

Equity of redemption of mortgage, not allowed............. 434

Escheat................................ 31, 59, 61, 201, 500, 587

writ of,...............................192, 201, 202, 577

Escheators of the king, lands taken by..................... 71

Esplees, evidence of seisin............................. 214, 440

taking of, when pleaded........................440, 461

Essoin............................................. 16, 403, 602

de citra mare...................................... 604

de malo lecti................................... 604, 606

de malo veniendi............................... 603, 606

de malo villce....................................... 606

de servitio Regis............................602, 603, 608

de servitio Regis ceterni........................ 602, 603

de ultra mare.................................. 604, 606

enrolment of................................... 601, 607

in action of Naifty................................. 167

in assise of Mortdancester.......................... 364

none allowed to disseisor........................... 167

none in capital cases............................... 84

of jointenants...................................... 607

time allowed in............................240, 605, 606

when and where entered.......................... 602

Essoiners................................................. 603

when required to find pledges.................... 604

Estovers................................................... 314

remedy for disturbance of........................ 314

Estrays................................................ 57, 177

Ex Contractu, obligation................................... 129

Ex delicto, obligation...................................... 129

Exceptions in action of Dower.......................... 538, 560

in action of Entry.............................. 573

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Exceptions in assise of common....................... 303, 305

in assise of last presentation................ 470, 489

in assise of Mortdancester.................. 424, 450

in assise of Novel Disseisin................. 253, 267

in assise of nusanoe........................ 323, 328

in assise of Utrum......................... 498, 500

in abatement of writ.......................... 254

to the Judge.................................... 253

to the person................................... 264

Exceptions peremptory and dilatory........................ 253

Excessive distress............................... 66, 74, 127, 276

Exchequer, Court of.................................. 4, 80, 111

Excommunication, exception of............................. 260

Execution, disturbance of.................................. 67

Execution for felony, various forms of...................... 551

Exigent................................................. 10, 29

Exile of villains............................................ 565

Extenta manerii........................................... 388

Eyre of Justices.

proceedings in.................................... 15, 112

chapters of........................................... 20

conclusion of......................................... 111

opening of............................................ 16

False imprisonment........................................ 40

appeal for.......................................... 103

False judgment, writ of.................................... 266

Falsification of writs.................................... 28, 254

Farm of the county and hundreds........................ 58, 73

Farms................................................ 329, 331

Fealty, ceremony of........................... 41, 152, 366, 367

Fee, various meanings of word............................. 435

Fee farm.................................................. 343

Felo dese.................................................. 33

Felons, gifts by............................................ 182

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Felons, trial of......................................... 20, 28

Felony, indictment of, an excuse for not answering in

a civil action............................................ 602

plea of..................................450, 499, 551

forfeiture of land by. v................... 30, 33, 46, 90

of chattels by..................... 30, 33, 88

Feme covert; see Wife.

Feoff ment............................................... 181

Ferce naturae, animals................................. 176, 177

Finding, title by............................................ 176

Fine, avoidance of......................................... 454

conveyance of seigniory by...................... 188, 220

enforced against tenant by writ of judgment......... 372

infant bound to answer to.......................... 481

operation of, in barring reversions...............454 note

Fishery.................................................... 227

common of....................................... 326

Force and arms ......................................... 283

Forceable disseisins, punished............................. 283

entry, effect of upon the title....... 255, 273, 561, 567

Forestallers............................................... 69

Forfeiture of chattels of felons..................... 30, 33, 38

by denial of lord's title............. 121, 228, 368, 368

of felons' goods............................ 30, 90

of felons' lands........................ 30, 33, 46, 90

of outlaws................................ 10, 44, 45

Form of gift, to be observed................................ 193

Formedon, writ of........................................ 427

Fortification of houses without license..................... 64

Found property, right to.................................. 57

' Four men' of vill......................................... 15

Franchise, claim of................................ 15, 16, 62

Frankalmoigne........................................ 343, 496

Frank-marriage........................................... 520

Free farm, tenure in...................................... 343

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Freedom favoured by law.................................. 165

Freehold, what.......................... 223, 225, 250, 431 note.

how acquired ................................... 250

by wrong.............................i.......... 251

Fresh force................................................ 174

Fugitive villain may recover against his lord by assise,

note........................................ 164, 304

pursuit of......................................... 166

Gaol delivery.............................................. 39

Justices of........................................... 5

Gaols, defects of........................................... 72

Gift....................................................... 181

of land, common form of............................. 207

Grand jury................................................ 17

Grand Serjeanty...................................... 336, 341

Great as,sise, where allowed............................. 60, 594

no attaint upon verdict of.................... 512

Guardians, rights of............................... 338, 350, 351

Guest, host responsible for............................... 42

Half blood, inheritance by...........................580, 583

Hamsoken ............................................ 70,148

Heirs, cannot be purchasers ............................... 193

near and remote..................................... 576

of donor, when bound to warranty................... 183

of full age may hold possession against the lords..... 335

' Heirs.' word not necessary in grant of a fee............... 435

Heresy................................................ 35, 247

Heriot.................................................... 376

Hoghenhine................................................ 42

Homage.............................................. 353, 373

action against lord for refusing.............. 360, 362

ancestral........................................ 355

ceremony of................................. 364. 365

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Homage, for what tenements due................ 356, 357, 370

inheritance barred by............................ 582

not reserved in a gift of land................ 208, 366

obligation of..................................... 367

of pensioner or servant...................... 365, 371

remedy against tenant refusing.................. 362

released before battle between lord and tenant... 370

Homicide, prosecution of.................................. 29

appeal of....................................... 91

Hospitallers............................................ 102, 596

Hotchpot................................................ 396

Household, king's, coroner of............................ 3

Steward of, see Steward.

Hue and cry .......................................... 42, 147

Hundred, amercement of.................,................. 32

held in private hands.......................... 58

Hundred court.......................................... 6, 18

Hundreders .............................................. 4

Hunger, an excuse for theft................................ 35

Husband, disseisin of. by wife.................... 228, 241, 244

gift by, to wife and another...................... 192

Husband and wife, gifts between, void................ 186,192

their power over wife's land............ 183

See Wife.

Idiot, incapacity of............................ 183, 186, 456, 598

Idiot a nativitate, in custody of the king................... 349

Incapacity of party to suit............................. 260, 456

Incorporeal tenements, disseisin of........................ 287

Incumbrance of church by bishop......................... 475

Indentures................................................. 207

Indicavit. writ of........................................ 557

Infancy of husband or wife, a bar to dower...............553

of party to action............ 404, 405, 448, 456, 481, 598

See Infant.

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Infarigthef.................................... 48,62,182,187

Infant, cannot disclaim................................ 118, 294

capable of doing homage........................... 358

incapacity of.......................... 135, 183, 186, 218

liability of, as vouchee.....................,. 410, 420

must answer to writ of Entry founded on disseisin,

404, 448

must answer to fine............................... 481

See Infancy.

Inheritance, by ascendants........................ 380. 386, 583

questions of, tried by writ of right........ 224, 570

rules of..................... 383, 384, 394, 577, 588

Inheritance. See Descent.

Inlawry.................................................44, 40

Inquest. Coroner's .........................................6, 8

of age of heir, tenant in capite.................... 349

Interdict................................................... 543

Interpretation of royal grants reserved to the king..........327

Intrusion................................................. 333

Investiture, by lord of fee.................................. 377

Ireland, Justices of......................................... 6

Island, formation of, in river or sea......................... 179

property in newly-discovered...................... 178

Jointenancy.............................................. 189

Jointenants, assise must be by all......................... 230

Jointenement, disseisin of.................................. 230

Judge, exception to the.......................108, 253, 302, 600

Judgment, amendment of.................................. 5

in former suit, plea of......................... 454

creditor, his estate, 435........................ 445

without writ, void........................... 265

Judicial authority not delegable.........................6, 600

must be derived from the Crown........600

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Judicial franchise, usurpation of..........................62, 65

Judicium non sui judicis non obligat......................600

Juises, or instruments of correction.................148, 157, 158

Jurisdiction, exception to.................................85, 99

of Coroner.................................... 6

of County Court............................. 589

of Courts Baron..............................5, 588

of Justices in Eyre.......................3, 15, 133

of the King..................................2,3

of the Royal Courts...........................2,6

of the Steward of the Household.............3, 140

of the Court of Exchequer................... 4

must be derived from the crown............... 600

usurpation of.................................. 157

Jurors..................................................407, 409

amercement of absent ............................ 459

challenge of................................25, 278, 459

disagreement of..................................26, 280

majority of, to prevail.............................. 26

oath of..................................26, 278, 489, 500

to inform themselves of facts before trial..........403

Jury, charge of................................26, 280, 460, 501

discharge of, without verdict..............26, 270, 488, 491

consent of parties to try question by, how compelled......................................458, 509, 263

how compelled to give verdict...................... 381

service upon, evidence of freedom................. 172

upon question of legitimacy by consent.........186, 436

upon question of villenage......................263, 508

Justices, authority of..................................... 2

itinerant, jurisdiction of....................3, 14, 111

special, appointed by letters patent................ 242

Kindred, table of.......................................... 584

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King cannot alien the right of his crown................... 182

his grants, interpreted by himself.................... 327

his jurisdiction....................................... 3

his legislative power................................. 2

h-is right as guardian of tenant in capite......338, 349, 351

not bound by limitation of time................... 182

plea that he is interested in a suit ................269, 455

when bound to warranty .........................420, 454

writ abated by his death............................. 173

King's Bench, Justices of.................................. 3

high way........................................... 260

officers, complaints of.............................15, 71

Knight, degradation of.................................... 171

legal duties of, note............................387, 504

punishment for striking.......................... 104

Knighthood, exactions for evading........................ 72

villain enfranchised by ....................165, 171

Landmarks.........................................67, 148, 231

Lapse, presentation by bishop upon......................... 472

Larcency................................................. 47

appeal of........................................ 96

Last presentation, assise of.............................469-491

See Darreign presentment.

Lastage.................................................... 63

Law, wager of.........................................272, 406

Leases for years (See Termor).............272, 330, 432 note, 570

Leather and wool, customs on.............................. 80

Legislative power of King and Council.................... 1

Legitimacy, tried by court Christian....................... 436-

tried by jury by consent...................264, 43(i

presumption of................................ 347

Lepers, incapacity of..............................183, 186, 260.

Lessee for years ; see Termor.

Lestage...............: .................................. 6^

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Limitation of actions ...........................61, 171, 462, 497

Lispendens............................................448, 455

Livery of seisin...................................214. 218, 230

by rod or glove..........................215

by attorney.............................218

See Delivery of possession.

Locality, statement of, in writ..........................257

London, custom of........................................ 561

Lord, his right of entry after death of tenant, 233, 237, 376,

378, 587.

Lords of liberties, their oath in the Eyre................... 17

Lunatic, incapacity of.................131, 183,186, 456, 569, 598

Mainpast................................................10, 149

Maintenance ............................................74, 78

Market, clerk of the king's...............................3, 155

disturbance of ................................326, 328

inquest of......................................... 156

not to be held within ten miles of Eyre............. 18

overt, purchase in................................ 50

Marriage................................................... 518

at church door................................... 541

estate given in, subject to hotchpot............... 396

favoured by law................................. 164

gift in, made without charter..................209

not to be forced.................................. '.55:!

of heir minor, right of lord to.............351, 353, 405

rights of the king as lord......................... 61

right of, is a chattel devisable by testament....... 388

secret, may legitimate the issue, but not gi\e

right to dower.............................519, 542

to be tendered to wards under age................ 352

validity of, determined by Court Christian, 274,

436, 523, 542, 547 Marshal, Earl, his office..................................3, 141

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Master, action by, for damage to servant................... 109

Mayhem, appeal of...................................... 103

Measures and weights ...................................68, 487

Meat, stale or diseased....................................69, 158

Jfelior est conditio possidentis......................230, 231, 241

Menace, writ of.........................................9, 10

Merchet..............................................161, 203

Mesne profits.............................................. 285

Mesne, writ of.......................................121, 210

Mill-race.................................................. 318

Ministers of the king, delinquencies of..................... 71

Minor ; see Infant.

Misdescription............................................. 442

Misjoinder of plaintiffs..................................... 256

Misnomer..............................................256, 450

Mixed action............., .............................385-392

Money, forgery of.......................................... 28

Monks, incapacity of..................131, 183, 184, 186, 569, 598

Monster................................................... 349

Mortdancester, assise of...............................379, 385

brought by heir against his lord...........379

cannot be brought by one parcener without

the others .............................. 384

lies only between strangers in blood... .381, 383

pleadings in............................ 424-455

process in..............................402-408

trial of.................................408, 458

within what degrees permitted..........380. 381

Mortgage, construction of condition in..............200, 432-435

Mortmain............................................68, 186

Murage................................................... 63

Murder.................................................... 32

Mute, penance for standing................................. 22

Naam.................................................... 114

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Naifty................................................... 159

action of.......................................167, 168

trial in, by suit.................................169, 170

Ke admittas, writ of....................................... 495

tfecessitas vinc.it legem.................................... 523

Nemo potest simul esse haires et dominus.................362, 583

Nonjoinder, exception of..................256, 264, 267, 384, 444

of parcener in writ........................256, 444

Non-tenure, plea of.....................................448, 449

Novel disseisin, assise of..............----................222

judgment in................................ 282

parties to............................. 226, 242

pleadings in........................233-267, 302

process in.............................242, 245

taken in absence of tenant................. 301