The Judges of England: With Sketches of Their Lives, and Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts at Westminster, from the Time of the Conquest, Volume 3

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851 - Courts
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Page 145 - Mrs., or rather Miss Manley, for she was never married, is best known as the authoress of the ' New Atalantis,' a scandalous work, which she published at the end of the seventeenth or the beginning of the eighteenth century.
Page 348 - III. c. 16. inquests of nisi prius may be taken before any justice of either bench, (though the plea be not depending in his own court,) or before the chief baron of the exchequer, if he be a man of the law...
Page 105 - And all the bounds up and downe, Under the earth to hell, Above the earth to heaven, From me and from...
Page 47 - Serjeant pleader, or other, do any manner of deceit or collusion in the king's court, or consent unto it in deceit of the court, or to beguile the court, or the party, and thereof be attainted, he shall be imprisoned for a year and a day, and from thenceforth shall not be heard to plead in that court for any man...
Page 335 - Disherition nor perpetual damage to yr power, nor ye shall do nor procure to be done any fraud to any man's wrong nor thing that toucheth the keeping of the Seal. And ye shall lawfully give...
Page 35 - Si je les pus ateindre la teste lur froi voler, De touz lur manaces ne dorroi un dener. Ly Martyn et ly Knoville sunt gent de piete, E prient pur les povres qu'il eyent sauvete ; Spigurnel e Belflour sunt gent de cruelte, Si il fuissent en ma baylie ne serreynt retornee.
Page 456 - ... translated to the see of Canterbury, uniting in his own person the two offices of highest civil and ecclesiastical dignity. But if we may credit a waggish distich which was then penned upon him, this translation caused equal joy in one quarter and consternation in another : — " Lsetantur coeli, — quia Simon transit ab Ely, Cujus in adventum — flent in Kent millia centum.
Page 503 - Shareshull, then retiring ; but it would seem from the words "ad tempus," in the mandate, that it was at that time a mere temporary appointment. His name appears on fines up to Midsummer 1359 (33 Edward III.), so it may be inferred that up to that date he acted as a judge of the Common Pleas also ; especially as in the same year he is so designated, when he was admitted of the king's secret council.
Page 207 - Bedels and garcoiis must receive, and all that form the train. "And next must gallant robes be sent as presents to their wives, Or from the manor of the host some one his cattle drives; While he, poor man, is sent to gaol upon some false pretence, And pays at last at double cost, ere he gets free from thence.
Page 486 - In the next year he was appointed one of the custodes of the principality of Wales, the duchy of Cornwall, and the earldom of Chester, during the minority of the king's son, Edward, Prince of Wales.4 In 1347 he was the head of the commission assigned " ad judicium ferendum," that is to say, to sentence and to execute the Earls of Menteith and 1 Rot.

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