On Ancient Manorial Customs, Tenures, Services, Privileges, Serjeanties, Grants, Fines, Etc., in the County of Essex

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Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1870 - Feudalism - 38 pages
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Page 30 - You shall swear by custom of confession, That you ne'er made nuptial transgression ; Nor since yon were married man and wife, By household brawls or contentious strife, Or otherwise at bed or at board. Offended each other in deed or in word ; Or since 'the parish clerk said Amen...
Page 36 - And if the seyd B. were sole, and I sole, I would take her to be my wyfe before all the wymen of the worlde, of what condiciones soever they be, good or evylle ; as help me God and his seyntes, and this flesh and all fleshes.
Page 30 - A whole gammon of bacon you shall receive, And bear it hence with love and good leave ; For this is our custom at Dunmow well known ; Tho' the pleasure be ours, the bacon's your own.
Page 33 - ... in the year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lady Victoria, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland...
Page 10 - Essex, claimed to hold the basin and ewer to the king, by virtue of one moiety, and the towel by virtue of another moiety, of the said manor, when the king washes before dinner. — Allowed as to the towel only.
Page 34 - Parsley, and Jane his wife, by means of their quiet, peaceable, tender, and loving cohabitation, for the space of time aforesaid, (as appears...
Page 34 - And immediately thereupon, the said William Parsley, and Jane his wife, claiming the said gammon of bacon, the court pronounced the sentence for the same, in these words, or to the effect following — Since to these conditions, without any fear. Of your own accord you do freely...
Page 29 - Tils, then prior of the house and the convent, and also before a multitude of neighbours, and there was delivered to him, the said Thomas, a gammon of bacon.
Page 4 - On these days, the buck and the doe were brought by one or more servants at the hour of the procession, and through the midst thereof, and offered at the high altar of St Paul's Cathedral : after which the persons that brought the buck received of the Dean and Chapter, by the hands of their Chamberlain, twelve pence sterling for their entertainment ; but nothing when they brought the doe.
Page 5 - Cathedral, attired in their sacred vestments, and wearing garlands of flowers on their heads ; and the horns of the Buck, carried on the top of a spear, in procession, round about the body of the Church with a great noise of horn-blowers.

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