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one would, in many parts, relate more immedi. ately to local matter, the communication of any curious entries, customs, &c. relative to parti, cular manors, would be much esteemed. He was induced to make such intimation from being sensible that such entries, &c. though immedi. ately of local relation, frequently illustrated the general law. However, it only remains for him to say, that not a single communication has been made to him in consequence of what he then said; and, therefore, he has no one to thank, The communications which he received were from friends, who made them independently of that intimation, and towards whom he shall retain a just sense of gratitude.
Whatever the defects of this Treatise may be, the Author now commits it to the world; conscious that some pains have been taken to make it useful, and satisfied that they will not be wholly disregarded by those, the approbation of ' whom only, he feels any wish to obtain.
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Of jurisdiction under the feudal law, page 1. In
criminal causes, 2. (Court leet, 3.) In civil causes, 4.
-Court-baron, ib.-Customary court, ib. Who may
hold a customary-court, 6. — Parceners, ib. Dow.
ress, 7.-Grantee of the freehold, ib. Where to be
held, 8.-Within the manor or honour, ib. Courts
held in the open air, 9. Under trees, 13. In the
gates of the city, 15. Halls, 16. When to be held, 19.
Requisition to hold a court, 20. Holding a court in
the night, 21. Who shall preside in the customary-
court, 22.-Lord pro tempore, ib. Lord sits as Chan.
cellor, 24. Steward, 25. Under-steward, 28.-Man-
ner of holding a customary-court, ib.-Notice, ib.-
Form of the notice, 29. Stile of the court, 30. Open-
ing of the court, 32. Suitors called, 33.-Essoigns,
ib. -Homage sworn, ib. - Oath, ib. Plaints, 34.
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Form of the plaint, 35. Formedon, 36. Entry in the
per, ib. Limitation, 37.-Ejectment, ib. Error, how
redressed, 38. Recoveries, 39.-Fines, ib. Present-
ments, 42. Proclamations, 43.-Surrenders, &c. ib.-
Minute-book, ib.-Dissolution of the court, ib.-Rolls,
ib. May be amended, 45.- Inspected by the tenants,
ib. Are evidence, 46. Forging rolls, 47.-Destroying
What, 54. Requisites of a custom, 55.-Must be
immemorial, ih.uninterrupted, ib.-peaceable, ib.
reasonable, ib. Certain, 56.-compulsory, ib.-not
inconsistent with another custom, ib.nor contrary to
the prerogative, ib.—Trial, ib. Proof, 57. Evidence,
58. Customs taken strictly, 59. Borough English,
60.--As to collaterals, ib.--as to lineals, ib. Tenant
dying seized, 61. Surrenderee, 62. Cestuy que trust,
ib. Remainder, 63.-Reversion, ib. Rent, ib. Estate
per autre vie, 64.-Child en ventre sa mere, ib. Of
customs running with the land, 65.
What, 68. Curtesy, 70. Freeberich only claimable
by custom, 72. Does not attach till the death of the
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husband, 73. How defeated, 74. No freebench of a
trust, 79. But freebench shall be subject to a trust, 82.
Freebench against the lord by escheat, 85.--or grantee
of the freehold, ib. Widow to have the whole or a
part as her freebench, 87.-For what estate, ib. Free-
bench is a continuation of the husband's estate, 89.-
When the widow may enter before admittance, ib.
When not, 90.- Assignment, ib.-Plaint, ib.-Da-
miages, 91.-Admission, &c. ib.-CURTESY, 92.
Proclamation for the heir to claim, 96.-Seizure on
non-claim, ib. Quousque, 97. Infant heir not bound
by non-claim, 98.- Age of majority, ib.–Guardian in
chivalry, 99; in socage, 100; by custom, ib. Of co-
pyholds without custom, 101. Under the statute
9 Geo. for adinittance, 109. Under the statute of
Car. II. by will, 103. Duries of the guardian, 105.
Forfeiture of the wardship, 107. Revocation of ward-
ship, 108. Form of appointment of guardian, 109.
OF LICENS E.
What, 111.--Who may grant a license, ib.-Lord
having a particular interest only, ib. Lord by wrong,
112. Lord by right cannot affect the freehold except
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as to his own interest, 113. Steward, 117.The co-
pyholder must pursue his license, ib. License on con-
dition, 119.- License to demise for life, not good, ib.
License to a tenant in tail, 120.-Agreement for li-
cense, ib. Custom in case the lord refuse license, ib.
Term under a license is a common-law interest, 121.
Forms of license in court, ib.-Out of court, 122.
--Covenants in a lease under license, ib.---To fell
Nature and history of heriots, 126.--Military bez
riot, ib. Commuted, 127. Frequently confounded
with the relief, 128. -Villein-heriot, ib. Whether
originally gratuitous, 130. Division of heriots, 131.-
Heriot-custom, ib. Heriot - service, 133. Heriot,
what, 138. Best animal, 139, Dead good, 142. Sum
certain in lieu of heriot, 143. Sum certain, or best
good or beast, ib. Sum certain if no beast, 144.-
Due on whose death, ib. Tenant, 145.-Stranger,
ib.—Tenant in fee, for life, for years, at will, ib.
Mesne, 146. - Disseisee, ib. Surrenderor of a co-
py hold, 147.-Joint-tenants, ib, (Sole tenant, 148.)
Parceners, ib. Tenants in common, 149.- Re-
versioner, ib.-Particular tenant and remainder-men,
ib. Person having an Interesse, termini, 150. Cestuy.
que trust, 151.-Feme covert, ib.--Husband, ib. Te-