English Society in the Eleventh Century: Essays in English Mediaeval History (Google eBook)

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The Clarendon Press, 1908 - Land tenure - 599 pages
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Page 30 - Et stetit, ut ille homo, qui habet septem casas massarias, habeat loricam suam cum reliqua conciatura sua, debeat habere et caballos; et si super habuerit per isto numero debeat habere caballos et reliqua armatura.
Page 113 - Ipsis burgensibus an- 20 nuerunt leges et consuetudines que sunt in Hereford et in Bretuill, scilicet quod per totum annum de aliqua forisfactura non dabunt nisi XII denarios preter homicidium et furtum et heinfar21 precogitata.
Page 250 - ... 78-81. There is a remarkable entry in DB i. 373 which seems to show something like a separate estate. The jurors say of a certain Asa ' ipsa habuit terram suam separatam et liberam a dominatu et potestate Bernulfi mariti sui, etiam cum simul essent, ita ut ipse de ea nee donationem, nee venditionem facere, nee foris-facere posset. Post eorum vero separationem, ipsa cum omni terra sua recessit, et eam ut domina possedit.
Page 576 - Stamford, that seems held by some tenure of ancient custom among the farmers, resembling the rundale of Ireland. The tenants divide and plough up the commons, and then lay them down to become common again ; and shift the open fields from hand to hand in such a manner, that no man has the same land two years together ; which has made such confusion, that were it not for ancient surveys it would now be impossible to ascertain the property.
Page 31 - ... habere videtur, similiter agat. Ubicumque autem inventi fuerint duo, quorum unusquisque duos mansos habere videtur, unus alium praeparare faciat; et qui melius ex ipsis potuerit, in hostem veniat. Et ubi inventi fuerint duo, quorum unus habeat duos mansos et alter habeat unum mansum, similiter se sociare faciant et unus alterum praeparet; et qui melius potuerit, in hostem veniat. Ubicumque autem tres fuerint inventi, quorum unusquisque mansum unum habeat, duo tercium praeparare faciant; ex quibus...
Page 481 - In cuius rei testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Teste me ipso apud Westmonasterium, vicesimo tercio die Maii anno regni nostri nono.
Page 228 - written for the use of the abbey of Tavistock, or, at any rate, by scribes prejudiced in its favour '.2 Seldom can a scholar of Vinogradoff's eminence have risked so groundless an assertion.
Page 30 - ... habeat loricam suam cum reliqua conciatura sua, debeat habere et cavallos; et si super habuerit per isto numero debeat habere caballos et reliqua armatura. Item placuit, ut illi homines, qui non habent casas massarias et habent quadraginta iugis terrae, habeant cavallum et scutum et lanceam; item de minoribus hominibus principi placuit, ut si possunt habere scutum, habeant coccora cum sagittas et arcum.
Page 140 - One of the most remarkable features of the history of England is the early development of taxation in this country. While other European states were slowly struggling to evolve taxation for common purposes, and while their sovereigns were still almost entirely dependent on the scanty revenue of feudal aids and occasional subsidies, England presented comparatively a very advanced system of direct taxes.
Page 228 - De mansione quse uocatur Olwritona erat saisitus abbas Tauestochensis ea die qua rex Willelmus misit barones suos ad inquirendas terras Angliae et antecessor suus ante eum fuerat inde saisitus. Et per barones regis inde desaisitus and a mill in the land of Goisfrid rendering six pence.

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