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Deputy of that Manour; or Woman examined, as foresaid, in open Court, or
All Surrenders taken by the Reeve or his Deputy, or by a Headborough, and in the
Presence of six Tenants, and not presented by the said Homage in Manner and Form
aforesaid, are and shall be void. But when any Surrender shall be made by any
to the Use of his or her last Will and Testament, to the Intent that he or She
thereby, or thereupon, make and declare his or her last Will and Testament: that
Surrender is to be presented at the first or second Court general of that
hapning next after the Decease of the Party so surrendring perfectly known, and
before. But if the same be not at the first or second Court (next after the
Death of the
same Party) presented; or if the same Party hath before (in his Life time) made
Surrender of the same Lands or Tenements; and the same to be presented: Then the
Surrender, to the Use of such last Will and Testament, is, and shall be void.
Or else they shall be void.
When Surrenders, to the Use of the last Will, must be presented, or else void.
The Homage must write Billa Vera upon their Presentments and good Surrenders.
ITem, the Homage must write Billa Vera, upon every
Surrender by them presented, when they find the same Surrenders agreeable to the
Custom. And also upon every other of their Presentments, shall make Billa Vera,
they be agreeable to the said Custom. Or else, if the said Homage receive any
Surrender, or other Bills to them exhibited, which be doubtful or repugnant to
Custom of the Manour whereof the Land is holden, upon every such Surrender or
Ignoramus shall be made, or the like Superscription, to the Intent it may be
known to be
doubtful or naught: or else return the same naughty Surrenders or Bills back
the Parties that exhibited the same.
What Women Covert-baron may do.
ITem, every Woman being Covert-baron, of the Age of
one and twenty Years, or upwards, having any customary Lands or Tenements to her
or her Heirs, for Life, Lives, or Years, and holden of the said Manours, or of
them; may together with her Husband (by the Hands of the said Steward, or his
sufficient Deputy) surrender all her said Lands and Tenements, Interest, and
Years, to the Use of her said Husband, or to any other Person or Persons at
and Pleasure; so as she be solely and secretly examined before the Steward, or
Solely examined before the Steward or his Deputy.
Surrenders taken out of Court by the Steward or his Deputy.
ITem, all Surrenders taken out of the Court by the Steward
of the said Manours, or of any of them, or his sufficient Deputy, of any Person
Persons, being of the full Age of one and twenty Years, or more, and of
Memoriæ, of any of their customary Lands and Tenements holden of the said
Manours, or of either of them, be good by the Customs of the said Manours, and
either of them; and the same ought to be published and notified to the Homage at
next general Court, or else those Surrenders are also void.
Must be presented at the next general Court.
The Fines are certain, and not aribtrary.
ITem, all the Fines upon Admittances for any the now
Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, of all and every the Persons, named Parties
said Indenture, holden by Copy of Court Roll, are and ought to be certain, and
arbitrary, or at the Will of the Lord. And the Lord or Lords of the said
Manours, or of
either of them, ought to have and take Fines upon Admittances, as hereafter
and not other, or greater: That is to say, upon the Admission of the Heir or
Heirs after a
Descent, for every Acre of Land (of what Nature and Kind soever) sixteen Pence,
so after that Rate, for greater or lesser Quantities of Land. And upon
Admission of one
Person only, after any Surrender, the like Sum of sixteen Pence for every Acre;
after that Rate, for every greater or lesser Quantity of Land. But if more then
Person be admitted after or upon any Surrender; then every of the same Persons
pay half so much as one Person ought to pay, and not more. Likewise upon
of the Heirs or Heir, after a Descent for every Messuage customary, with the
Yards, Easements, Orchards, and Gardens thereunto belonging, for a Fine, the Sum
thirteen Shillings four Pence, and not more. And for a dwelling House, called a
Tenement, with the Courts, Yards, Orchards, Easements, and Gardens thereunto
belonging, the Sum of ten Shillings, and not more. And for a Cottage, used for
Dwelling, with Easements and Gardens thereunto belonging, or without Garden, and
not demised for more than three Pounds by the Year, the Sum of twenty Pence.
a Building, not used for a dwelling House, so much only as according to the
of the Land, after the Rate of sixteen Pence the Acre. And for greater Cottages
dwelling, and which shall be let for above three Pounds by the Year, with the
Yards, Orchards, and Easements thereunto belonging, the Sum of ten shillings.
the like is of Messuages, Tenements, and Cottages hereafter to be built. And
after any Surrender, at the Admission, the like Fines, are to be paid for one
But if any Surrender be made by any Person or Persons, to a Man and his Wife,
whole Fine is to be paid for the Husband, and half a Fine is to be paid for the
And if more Persons be admitted upon one Surrender; then every of the same
are to pay for Fine, half so much as one Person ought to pay, and not more.
What Fines are due.
If more then one Person be admitted, then, &c.
What Fine for a Building, not used for a dwelling House.
Admission of Man and Wife, a whole Fine.
All Acres to be accounted, according to the Statute or Ordinance, De terris
and Orchards and Gardens not belonging to such Messuages, Tenements, or
are to pay as Lands according to the Quantity thereof, according to the rate
And Parts of Messuages, Parts of Tenements, and Parts of Cottages, are to pay
Fines respectively (in Regard of the whole) according to the Rate of the whole.
Fines paid, are to be set down and expressed in the Copy of the Court Roll
in the Margent of the same Copy. And if any Question or Doubt shall hereafter
about the Discerning and true Estimation what, or which be, or ought to be
Messuage; and what, or which, a dwelling House, called a Tenement; and what, or
which, a Cottage: the same is to be referred to the Homage of the Manour at the
general Court, and by the same to be tried, ordered, determined, and presented,
according to such Presentments, Fines are to be paid.
The Fines must be entred in the Margent of the Copies: See Article 19.