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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 563

552 AÏTNALS OF SOGER DE HOVEDEÎT. A.D. 1180 "That person has the right of 'infangthefe,' who has the right of taking cognizance of robbery in his own court in the case of his own homager, if such person shall have been taken on his lands. But those who have not those customs, are to have justice done before the king's justice in the hundreds and wapentakes, or in the shires. Of entertaining guests. " If any person shall entertain a friend or a stranger, which in English is called ' cuth other uncuth,'93 he shall be at liberty to keep him for two nights as a guest ; and if he shall be guilty of an offence, the host shall not incur a penalty for the guest. But if any injury shall be committed on any person, and such person shall make a charge before a court of justice against him that by his counsel the offence was committed, then, together with two of his neighbours, lawful men, he shall clear himseB by oath of either counseBing or abetting the same. And if he shaB not do so, he shaB make good the loss and pay a penalty. But if he shall be entertained a third night, and shaB commit an offence against any person, then the host is to produce him to justice, as though one of his own household, which in Engfish is expressed by ' Twa night gest, thrid night agenhine.'94 And if in such case he shaB not be able to produce him to justice, then he shaB have the space granted him of a month and a day. And if the offender shall be found, he shaB make amends for the injury he has done, and shaB make good the same, even with his body, if that shaB be adjudged against him. But if the offender shaB not be able to make good the injury he has done, then his host shall make it good, and shaB pay a fine. And if the justice shall hold him suspected, then he shall clear himself according to the judgment of the court of the hundred or the shire. What is to be done as to things found. " If any person shaB lead an animal into a vili, or shaB bring any money, and shaB say that he has found the same, before he takes it to his own house, or even that of any other person, he is to in front of the church, and in presence of the priest of the 9 3 " Kith or unkith ;" " acquainted or unacquainted." 9 4 Meaning " Two nights your guest, the third night one of your household."

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