A Description of the Close Rolls in the Tower of London: With an Account of the Early Courts of Law and Equity

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G. Eyre and A. Spottiswoode, 1833 - Archives - 191 pages

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Page 149 - And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.
Page 28 - Cancellarius in ordine illo primus est : et sicut in curia sic ad scaccarium magnus est : adeo ut sine ipsius consensu vel consilio nil magnum fiat, vel fieri debeat. Verum hoc habet officium dum residet ad scaccarium ; ad ipsum pertinet custodia sigilli regii, quod est in thesauro, sed inde non recedit nisi cum praecepto Justitiae ab inferiore ad superius scaccarium a tbesaurario vel carnerario defertur, ad explenda solum negotia scaccarii. Quibus peractis in loculum mittitur, et loculus a cancellario...
Page 121 - The King willed and commanded there and thanne, that all manere maters, to be examyned and discussed in the Court of Chauncery, should be directed and determined accordyng to equite and conscience, and to the old cours and laudable custume of the same Court, so that if in any such maters any difficultie or question of lawe happen to ryse, that he herein take th...
Page 71 - In cujus rei testimonium has literas nostras fieri fecimus patentes. TESTE ME IPSO apud Westmonasterium decimo septimo die Decembris anno regni nostri tertio.
Page 157 - It would seem, however, from a document on the Close Roll, dated Feb. 12, 1218, that his withdrawal was procured by at least the promise of a further sum, for in it the king says, '• We owe a heavy debt unto Louis, the French king's son, by agreement made between us, that he would depart out of our realm, which at length the Lord hath marvellously and mercifully procured.
Page 107 - The chancellor of England, at this time, had no distinct court of judicature, in which he presided : but he acted together with the justiciary and other great officers in matters of the revenue, at the exchequer, and sometimes in the counties, upon circuits. The great seal...
Page 97 - England, archbishops and bishops, abbots and earls, thegns and cniths3," an assembly, in fact, the same (with 1 The Concilium Regis consisted of the Chancellor, the Treasurer, and Barons of the Exchequer, the Judges of either Bench, the itinerant Justices, and Justices of Assize, the great officers of state, and such of the dignified clergy as it pleased the King to summon. 2 It is said that King Henry, at leisure hours, sat every day in his own house, secum habens Comites, Bdrones, proceres, et...
Page 129 - Et quotienscumque de cetero evenerit in Cancellaria quod in uno casu reperitur breve et in consimili casu cadente sub eodem jure et simili indigente remedio, concordent clerici de Cancellaria in brevi faciendo vel atterminent querentes in proximo parliamento et scribant casus in quibus concordare non possunt et referant eos ad proximum parliamentum et de consensu jurisperitorum fiat breve ne contingat de cetero quod curia diu deficiat querentibus in justicia perquirenda.
Page 96 - Et statuit quod illi quinque audirent omnes clamores regni, et rectum facerent, et quod a curia regis non recederent, sed ibi ad audiendum clamores hominum remanerent ; ita ut si aliqua quaestio inter eos veniret, quae per eos ad finem duci non posset, auditui regio praesentaretur, et sicut ei et sapientioribus regni placeret terminaretur.
Page 100 - Courts below ; wherein if any litigant felt himself aggrieved he applied for redress to the Council, in the same manner as he would have applied to the King, before the latter committed his prerogative of distributing justice and equity to his Council.

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