Halmota Prioratus Dunelmensis: Containing Extracts from the Halmote Court Or Manor Rolls of the Prior and Convent of Durham, A.D. 1296-A.D. 1384

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Society, 1889 - Church property - 287 pages
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Page xxxvii - This Book of Articles before rehearsed is again approved, and allowed to be holden and executed within the realm, by the assent and consent of our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth, by the Grace of God, of England, France, and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c.
Page vi - At a Meeting of the COUNCIL OF THE SURTEES SOCIETY, held in Durham Castle on Tuesday, March 7th, 1899, the REV.
Page xiv - ... absolute ownership. In fact, as the editor of the volume says — " Notwithstanding the rents, duties, and services, and the fine paid on entering, the inferior tenants of the Prior had a beneficial interest in their holdings, which gave rise to a...
Page ix - We see how they ordered the affairs of the village when summoned by the bailiff of the vill to consider matters which affected the common weal of the community. We hear of their trespasses and wrong-doings, and how they were remedied or punished ; of their strifes and contentions, and how they were repressed ; of their attempts, not always ineffective, to grasp the principle of co-operation as shown by their bye-laws ; of their relations with the Prior, who represented the convent and alone stood...
Page vi - At a Meeting of the Council of THE SURTEES SOCIETY, held in Durham Castle on Tuesday, December 4th, 1877, Mr.
Page ix - It is hardly a figure of speech," writes Mr. Booth, in the preface to this volume, " to say we have in (these rolls) village life photographed. The dry record of tenures is peopled by men and women who occupied them, whose acquaintance we make in these records under the various phases of village life. We see them in their tofts surrounded by their crofts, with their gardens of pot-herbs. We see how they ordered the affairs of the village, when summoned by the bailiff to the vill to consider matters...
Page xxxv - ... tenant-right in their holdings, which was ripening into a customary freehold estate ; and we might have expected to find, in the vills or townships in which the Dean and Chapter possessed manorial rights, the natural outcome of this tenant-right in the existence of copyhold or customary freehold estates at the present time, as we find in the manors of the see of Durham.
Page xl - Appended to this order is a form of lease in the following form :— "This Indenture made the day of in the year of the reigne of our Soveraigue Ladye Elizabethe by the grace of God, Queene of England, France, and Irelande, defender of the faithe, etc. Betweene William Whittingham, deane, and the Chapiter of Duresme, of the Cathedrall church of Christ, and blessed Marie the virgin, of th
Page ix - Eolls which are printed in the present volume are preserved in the Treasury of the Dean and Chapter of Durham. They are...
Page ix - ... and contentions, and how they were repressed; of their attempts, not always ineffective, to grasp the principle of co-operation as shown by their by-laws ; of their relations with the Prior, who represented the convent, and alone stood in relation of lord. He appears always to have dealt with his tenants, either in person or through his officers, with much consideration ; and in the imposition of fines we find them invariably tempering justice with mercy.

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