The Cartulary and Historical Notes of the Cistercian Abbey of Flaxley: Otherwise Called Dene Abbey, in the County of Gloucester ...

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privately printed for the author, 1887 - Cartularies - 231 pages
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Page 24 - No man from henceforth shall lose either life or member for killing onr deer : but if any man be taken, and convict for taking of our venison, he shall make a grievous fine, if he have anything whereof; and if he have nothing to lose, he shall be imprisoned a year and a day : and after the year and a day expired, if he can find sufficient sureties, he shall be delivered ; and if not, he shall abjure the realm of England.
Page 36 - The iron manufactory," writes Rev. T. Rudge, at the beginning of this century, "is still carried on, and the metal is esteemed peculiarly good ; but its goodness does not arise from any extraordinary qualities in the ore, but from the practice of working the furnace and forges with charcoal wood, without any mixture of pit coal. The quantity of charcoal required is so considerable, that the furnace cannot be kept in blow...
Page 176 - Preterea quafcumque pofleffiones quecumque bona eadem ecclefia inprefentiarum jufte et canonice poflidet aut in futurum conceffione pontificum largitione Regum vel principum oblatione fidelium feu aliis juftis modis...
Page 19 - HENRY, King of England, and Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and Earl of Anjou...
Page 4 - I entred into the Forrest of Dene, the which thence downeward alonge Severne unto the Mouth of Wye River, (where it goeth into Severne) and on the other parte again from Monmouth to the Poynt of Wye is devided from Wales by the left Ripe of Wye River.
Page 178 - Romanis pontificibus, ordini vestro concessas, necnon libertates et exemptiones secularium exactionum a regibus et principibus vel aliis fidelibus rationabiliter vobis indultas, auctoritate apostolica confirmamus et presentis scripti privilegio communimus.
Page 23 - For the hills that encompass it on both sides are clothed with woods ; under the woods lie corn-fields on each hand ; and under those fields lovely and fruitful meadows. In the middle, between them, glides a clear and crystal river...
Page 24 - King Henry our grandfather, so that they be quit for ever of all purprestures, wastes, and assarts made in those woods after that time until the beginning of the second year of our coronation.
Page 18 - White's," on Little Dean Hill, in the parish of Flaxley, as well as of another spot called Whitecross. The institution of the abbey was confirmed, and its endowment augmented, by two charters, granted by Henry II., to the following purport:—" Know ye that I " have granted and confirmed to God and St. Mary, and " to the monks of the Cistertian order, a certain place " in the valley of Castiard called Flaxley, to build an " abbey there; and all that land called Wastdean, and " one iron forge free...
Page 179 - Quoniam igitur manifestum est omnibus qui recte sapiunt, interpretationem huiusmodi perversam esse et intellectui sano contrariam , cum secundum capitulum illud a solutione decimarum tam de terris illis, quas deduxerunt vel deducunt ad cultum, quam de terris etiam cultis quas propriis manibus vel sumptibus excolunt, liberi sint penitus et immunes...

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