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Page v - Book ; and of the two oldest Pipe Rolls of the Exchequer. The four following Plates exhibit specimens of...
Page xiii - The same Observations may be applied to Records from this Reign until that of Edward III. inclusive. "From this Period downwards, I have experimentally found that less Difficulty occurs in reading and translating Records, and that the Hands used from the Reign of Richard II. to that of Philip and Mary are such as may be read without much Trouble. " Hitherto each Reign appears to have had a set or uniform Character; but in the Reign of Elizabeth and her Successors, the Clerical Mode seems to have...
Page xiii - Reports from the Select Committee, appointed to inquire into the state of the Public Records of tho Kingdom (1800), p.
Page 13 - Toll paid by vassals for grinding corn at the lord's mill. Nun. Monk. Monastery ; minster. Money; mint. Mintage, right of coining; tribute paid by tenants to the lord that he should not change the money he had coined. To coin. Moneyer; banker. Mint. A nunnery. A nun. A muster. A reliquary, monstrance. To muster. A muster ; a reliquary. See Mota, Muta. A moor. Brown cloth.
Page 43 - Llandegla, Denbigh ; S. Tecla's Chapel, an island at the mouth of the Wye. Farina : — Fearn, Ross. Farlega : — Farley or Farleigh Monkton, WUts.
Page xii - Norman, and is composed of letters nearly Lombardic, which were generally used in grants, charters, public instruments and law proceedings, with very little variation, from the Norman conquest till the reign of king Edward III. About the reign of king Richard II, variations took place in writing records and law proceedings. The charters from the reign of kin...
Page xii - Century the English Lawyers engrossed their Conveyances and Legal Instruments in Characters called Secretary, which are still in use. " Many Grants and Charters, especially those written by the Monks, were in Letters called Modern. Gothic, which took place in England in the 12th Century.