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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
page 419

408 ANN AXS OF KOGEK DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 117G. cast, he is to lose one foot. At Northampton it has been added, to vindicate the rigour of justice, that in like manner he is to lose his right hand, together with his foot, and to abjure the realm, and be banished therefrom within the space of forty days. But if he shall be acquitted on trial by water, then let him find sureties and remain in the realm, unless he shaB again be charged with murder, or any base felony, by the commons of the county and of the lawful knights of the country : on which, if he shall be charged in manner aforesaid, even though upon judgment by water he shaB be acquitted, nevertheless, within forty days, he is to depart from the realm, and carry with him his chattels, saving always the right of his superior lord, and, being at the mercy of our lord the king, he is to abjure the realm. This assize shall hold good from the time that the assize was made at Clarendon up to the present .time, and from henceforth, so long as it shall seem good to our lord the king, in cases of murder, treason, and arson, and in aB the matters aforesaid, with the exception of trifling thefts and robberies, which took place in the time of the war, such as of horses, cattle, and things of less consequence. " It shall be lawful for no one, cither in a borough or vili, to entertain76 in his house for more than one night any stranger for whose forthcoming he shall be unwilling to give security, unless he who is so entertained shaB have some reasonable essoign,77 which the landlord of the house is to shew to his neighbours, and when he departs he is to depart before the neighbours, and in the daytime. " If any person shall be arrested for murder, or for larceny, or for robbery, or for coining, and shaB make confession of the same before the chief73 of the hundred or borough, and be fore lawful men, or of any other felony which he has com mitted, he shall not be allowed afterwards before the justiecs to make denial of the same. And if, without arrest, he shall make confession before them of anything of this nature, of this also he shall not be allowed before the justices to make denial. " If any freeholder shall die, his heirs are to remain in such seisin as their father had on the day on which he was living and dead, both as to his fee and his chattels ; of whieh they 75 77 " Hospitali " is clearly a misprint for " hospitare." A valid excuse by reason of sickness or infirmity. 7 8 Generally called the " burghreeve."

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