of Stepney and Hackney. 99

of Stepney and Hackney.

Cattel offending, shall be driven to the Lords Pound.

 

ITem, That no Customary Tenants of the said Manours, or of either of them, for any Offence to be done by any Mans Cattel, within the said Manours, or in either of them, shall drive the same Cattel to any foreign Pounds, but to the Lords Pound, being within the said Manours, or in either of them: If any Man do the contrary, to be amerced at the next general Court by the Homage. So always as there be a sufficient Pound of the Lords there.


How Stakes, Marks, and Mears, between Tenant and Tenant ought to be set.

 

ITem, That no Tenant, or any other Person shall set any Stake, Mark, or Mear, between Tenant and Tenant, or between Tenants and any other Person that lieth next to him, without the Parties do thereunto agree, unless an Order be appointed by the Homage, or the greatest Part of them, that it may be first viewed by twelve Tenants of the said Manours, or of either of them, where the Stake or Mear is to be set: And there to set the Stake or Mear (indifferently) between both the said Parties, and so to continue it, upon Pain of Amercement by the Homage.


Drivers of Commons, when to be chosen.

 

ITem, The Homage do, and shall yearly use at the next general Court, holden upon the Tuesday, the ninth Day next after Easter Day; to elect and chuse out of the Hamlets within every of the said Manours, certain Customary Tenants, to be Drivers and Viewers of the Wastes and Commons of the said Manours, and of either of them, for one whole Year. Which Tenants so elected, have Authority (by the said Custom) to drive the Commons at any time when they find it surcharged, and to impound the Cattel by them so taken; and no other to drive the said Common, then the Persons that were so chosen as aforesaid.


How surcharging the Common is to be remedied.

 

ITem, If by their driving, the surcharging can-cannot be remedied, then they ought to inform the Homage thereof at the next Court, that they may amerce the Offenders, whether the Offenders be Tenants or no Tenants. And also to put a Pain or Amerciament upon their Heads, that they shall not likewise offend.


The Drivers shall account to the Homage.

 

ITem, If the said Drivers receive by the said Poundages, any more Money then they spend in Travail, the rest shall be imployed to the scowring of the Common Sewers, which be upon the said waste Ground and Commons, and laying of Bridges over the said Common Sewers; and shall make their Account (in that Behalf) to the Homage at the general Court, when the Year (for which they were chosen) shall expire.


The Homage may make By-Laws, which shall bind the Tenants.

 

ITem, The Copyhold and Customary Tenants, may make By-Laws at their general Courts, when need shall require, which Custom shall be so continued. And the said By-Laws so by them made, shall bind all the Copyhold Tenants of the said Manours, or of either of them; so the same be not contrary to the true meaning of these Articles.


Recoveries may be suffered to barre Entails.

 

ITem, By the Custom of the said Manours, and of either of them, Tenants in Taile of Customary Lands and Tenements, may suffer common Recoveries within the said several Manours, with single or double Vouchers; or (by Agreement) forfeit the said Lands and Tenements into the Lords Hands, for the cutting off the Estate Taile: Which Custom (by these Articles) shall have still Continuance, and such Recoveries and Forfeitures, are and shall be good to barre the said Entail.


Tenants not appearing at set Courts, shall not be amerced above four Pence.

 

ITem, Whensoever there shall be any Court, or Courts Baron (or other then the said two general Courts) kept within the said Manours, or either of them; no Copyholder ought or shall be amerced above the Sum of four Pence, for any Default of his Appearance at any the same Court or Courts, except the said two general Courts: Neither shall incur any Forfeiture, or Seizure of his Copyhold Lands or Tenements, or any other Damage for any such Default. And the said Amerciament to be taxed by the Assurers Tenants of that Court.


The Stewards Fees.

 

ITem, The Steward or his Deputy, is to have such Fees and Allowances, as hereafter is expressed, viz. for every Surrender taken out of the Court five Shillings, and nothing for any Surrender taken in Court. For every Woman Covert-baron, that shall be examined, six Shillings eight Pence; for every Admittance of every Person, two Shillings; for entring every Surrender, and making the Copy of Court Roll thereupon, six Shillings eight Pence; for every Precept for a View of Partition, and entring the same, and the Return thereof upon the Court Roll, and the Copy thereof, two Shillings six Pence: And if it exceed two Sheets of Paper, then for every Sheet over and above two Sheets, twelve Pence more. For searching the Court Rolls for every Year, four Pence. For every purchased Court, thirteen Shillings four Pence. For entring a Note of a Lease, granted of any Lands or Tenements, containing the Date, Quantity of Lands or Tenements, and Certainty of Term, and to whom the same shall be granted, and for a Note thereof to the Party, six Pence. For these Things before expressed, the Steward shall have only such Fees as before is declared; and for all other things, he shall have as formerly hath antiently been used, and no more.

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