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HLS MS No. 38

Registrum brevium judicialium

ca. 1400

http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HLS.LIBR:12242520

 

 

<Preliminary introduction>

The HOLLIS cataloguing may be found here. The following items are worth repeating:

“Description: [121] leaves : vellum ; 21 cm.

“Notes: Written by an English scribe, long lines, 31 to a full page.”

“The cataloguing in Baker’s English Legal Manuscripts, 1, no. 63 reads as follows:

“REGISTRUM BREVIUM

“MS. 38.

“Late C.xiv, 129 ff. Preceded by an index. The first writ is a writ of account by William de Wakefeld against John de Snytall, addressed to the sheriff of Yorkshire, tested 20 April 50 Edward III [1376]. The exemplar may have been compiled by or under the auspices of the chief prothonotary William of Wakefield at the end of the C.xiv. Cambridge Univ. Lib. MS. Add. 3445 begins with the same writ; and so does the first printed edition (1531), save that in the latter the King is altered to Henry VIII.

“Belonged to the Rev. John Willes (d. 1700) until 1680; ‘Liber Edwardi Willes ex dono dilecti fratris ejus Johannis Willes S.T.P. 24 Aprilis 1680’; ‘J. Bohun Smyth, 22d April 1789’; ‘Tho: Ashmole’ (C.xviii); later belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (MS. 2952); his sale, S. 12 June 1896, to Ellis for George Dunn; his sale, S. 12 Feb. 1913, no. 295; bought privately by HLS.

Census, I, 1029, no. 38; Early Registers, xxvii, no. 10.”

As explained below, the HOLLIS date, ca. 1378, is too early. As Baker has already noted, there is quite firm evidence that the manuscript dates from at least the late 14th century.

The manuscript is approximately 210 X 140 mm.

The script is legible and consistent. It can be dated with some confidence to the late 14th or early 15th century. The index appears to be written in a different hand, which also is the hand of the writ headings and marginalia. It is roughly contemporary with the main text, perhaps just a bit later. If it is the same hand as the one that wrote the note at the top of fol. 9v, as it seems to be, that note contains a reference to a precedent in Trinity 3 Henry VI (1425). Two writs are added at the end of the register in what seems to be the same hand.

The text is embellished with red in section marks, initial highlights, and dashes that set off final paragraph lines. Rubrication of this type is also found in the index. Spaces have been left for decorated capitals but none appear. There are no illustrations or grotesques.

The binding may date from the 18th century. It is plain, decorated only with gold lines and lettering. It is in good condition, though the sewing of the covers to the pages is a bit loose. There is some minor damage to the manuscript that does not affect the text (tears on fol. 67 and 78).

The medieval foliation, which appears to be contemporary with the text, begins eight earlier than our digital foliation because it does not include the index. By the time it ends (fol. 120) the two foliations coincide. This is because one quire is missing after fol. 32, causing a break in the medieval foliation but not in the digital. Numeric signatures appear on the first four pages of each quire; some have been cut off.

Quiring/collation:

12 (unfoliated), 2–158 (f. 1–112, one quaternion missing after 32), 1610 (f. 113–121, one missing), 173 (unfoliated).

As Baker points out, the first writ is a summons in an account case brought by William de Wakefeld against John de Snytall, addressed to the sheriff of Yorkshire, tested 20 April 50 Edward III (1376). That allows Baker to connect this register with William de Wakefield, the chief prothonotary of the Common Bench at the end of the 14th century and into the early years of the 15th. The evidence of a date later than the reign of Edward III is stronger than Baker lets on. Being a judicial writ, the first writ is tested by the chief justice, William Thirning. Thirning did not become CJCB until 1396; he served until his death in 1413. It would seem that an older exemplar has been imperfectly updated.

The index and the marginalia are a bit later. We have not examined them systematically for evidence of date, but, as we noted above, a marginal note in the same hand cites a precedent from 1425.

The index is of some interest. One of its functions, perhaps its principal function, seems to be to organize the writs by topics, despite the fact that the topics are scattered throughout the register. It is thus more like a modern index than a medieval capitularium.

What the index shows, and is in fact demonstrated by the contents, is that this register does not have definite sections in the way that most of the original registers do. Small groupings of writs of a similar type are found. Then the register goes on to different topics, only to return to previous topics later on.

The index thus provides a good guide to the quite miscellaneous contents of the register. More than one hand is probably at work on this index. Certainly additions and changes were made to it at different times. At least one folio (6) was rubbed out and redone. The entries themselves are all quite legible and in a consistent hand. They are grouped by headings in the margin where the hand is not consistent but which are, for the most part, also quite legible:

fol. 1r: De debito, Exigi facias (faint), Supersedeas, Scire facias, De compoto

fol. 1v: Deliberacio averiorum, De statuto laboratorum, De statuto mercatorum

fol. 2r: Inquisicio de plenitudine ecclisie (2 x), Inquisicio de bastardia, Inquisicio de legitimo matrimonio, De admittendo idoneam personam

fol. 2v: Ad attaciandum persequentem in Curia Christianitatis, Quale ius, De vasto, De estrepamento

fol. 3r: De medio, De decepcione, De champartia, De herede rapto

fol. 3v: De admensuracione dotis et pasture, Summonicio sicut alias, Habere facias visum, Ad sequendum simul, Ad respondendum simul, Ad warrandizandum

fol. 4r: Summonicio in auxilium, Cape magnum, Cape parvum, Ad valenciam

fol. 4v: Habeas corpora, Preceptum iusticiariis in assisa et ad gaolam deliberandam (added later in ?another hand), Venire facias testes, Venire facias iuratores

fol. 5r: De errore in London’, Corpora iuratorum, [Decem] tales (added later in ?another hand), Distringas iuratores et nisi prius cum tales etc., Capias iuratores in attincta

fol. 5v: Venire facias heredem, Quid iuris clamat / venire facias vicecomiti, Resummonicio ?versus partem, Sicre facias de fine

fol. 6r: Scire facias vocatum ad Warrantum, [Illegible next to `Aliter quare iuratores examinari non debent’], [Illegible next to an entry written over with ‘Aliter’], Scire facias episcopo et patrono, [Illegible next to ‘Scire facias quare execucio non debet’], Scire facias post iudicium

fol. 6v: Inquisicio de dampnis, Inquisicio de valore maritagii (added later in ?another hand), Extendi facias, Elegit

fol. 7r: Fieri facias, Fieri facias in assisa, Scire facias de dampnis, Seisina in assisa, Reattachiamentum in assisa mandatum iusticiariis (added later in ?another hand), Remissio loquele (added later in ?another hand)

fol. 7v: Seisina in dote, Habere facias ?seisinam in brevi de vasto (bolder hand), Seisina versus warantum, [5 more rubbed out]

fol. 8r: Levari facias, Rehaberi facias exitus, Capias ad satisficiendum, Capias appellatum, Venire facias imprisonatum, Deliberacio imprisonati

fol. 8v: [No headings visible; the entries seem to be mostly certiorari]

As will be seen the headings combine what we would call substance (e.g., ‘De dote’) with what we would call procedure (e.g., ‘Summonicio’). There is some order to the material. Substantive headings tend to come at the beginning. As in the registers of original writs ‘ecclesiastical’ matters are grouped together, followed by waste. When the headings turn to what we would regard as purely procedural, the order tends to follow that of the lawsuit: (1) summons, (2) scire facias, (3) writs concerning execution (fieri facias, levari facias, recovery of seisin), (4) matters that seem to be criminal, (5) review of other courts.

Writs concerning these topics are, however, scattered all over the register. For this reason, we have not attempted to ‘section’ the register in our Summary of Contents. The topics of the register are best found by using the index, which, so far as we have checked it, accurately refers to the medieval folios where the writs are found. They could also be used to determine what was on the missing the quaternion, but we have not yet done so.

Registers of judicial writs have not been so well studied as the registers of original writs. The only register of judicial writs in print that dates from before that first printed in 1531 is Hall’s register ‘J’, which dates from the 1250s. Register ‘J’ bears little resemblance to our register, except that it observes the distinction, as ours seems to do, between writs that are attested by judges and follow after an original writ and those that originate litigation, which are attested `me ipso’ and are not included in the register. ‘J’ contains 101 writs; ours contains 459.

The relationship between our register and that printed in 1531 is substantial. Baker already noted that the first writ in our register, with only the name of the king changed (but not that of William de Wakefield), is the same as the first writ in the 1531 printing. The similarities are much greater than that. We have not compared the two registers systematically, but in every case that we spot-checked the writs are the same and in the same order, with only minor variations that a printer could have made, even down to references that were out of date when our register was written and dramatically out of date in 1531. For example, the writ of judicial deceit found in our register (fol. 21v) and in the printed register (fol. 10r) refers to a fine levied in the court of ‘Sir E., recently king of England, our father’, which has to be a reference to Edward II. The writs, however, at the end of our register, even before those that are added in a different hand, do not match those in the printed register.

Whether this means that we have found a later copy of the original of printed edition or whether it means that the contents of registers of judicial writs were more stable than those of registers of original writs we have not yet determined. The question, however, is certainly worth exploring. Registers of judicial writs, which do not survive in anything like the quantity that registers of original writs do, were principally of interest to the clerks of the Common Bench. It could be that they developed a standard register, as the clerks of the Chancery did not for registers of original writs.

We might note in closing that Baker’s ability to read the pasted-in note of ownership at the beginning of the manuscript shows that Sotheby’s catalogue entry, also pasted in at the beginning of the manuscript, is quite wrong in saying that the manuscript once belonged to Sir John Willes, CJCP, 1737–1761. The John mentioned in the note is the chief justice’s father, who gave it to his (the father’s) brother Edward in 1680. The chief justice had a brother Edward and a son Edward, but neither of them is the Edward who was given the manuscript. See D. Lemmings in ODNB, s.n. Willes, Sir John (1685–1761).

 

Summary Contents

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  Seq. Fol. No. Item  
11–26f. 1r–8v1Index
Note: For reasons explained in the Introduction we have not attempted to break up the register into sections. We recommend the use of this manuscript index to find items that are scattered throughout the register in no perceptible order.
27–252f. 9r–121v2Register of judicial writs 

 

Detailed Contents

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Seq. Fol. Label Header Sig.  
1Spine 
2Foredge 
3Front cover 
4Marbled front pastedown, with bookplate of George Dunn 
5Marbled endpaper 
6Notes  
  Note: Notes of George Dunn with pasted-in note of ownership which Baker transcribes as ‘Liber Edwardi Willes ex dono dilecti fratris ejus Johannis Willes S.T.P. 24 Aprilis 1680’ and another pasted-in extract from a Sotheby’s auction catalogue..
7Notes of ownership 
  Note: Phllipps MS 2952 with Phillipps’ mark.
8Note 
  Note: Faint pencilled note perhaps legible under uv.
9Note 
  Note: Faint pencilled note perhaps legible under uv.
10Blank 
111rIndex 
  Note: At the head of the page an ?18th c. hand has written ‘Quod de quo cui Thomas ?Ashmole’. The function of the manuscript index would seem to be to show where later in the book alternatives to the writs that appear earlier on are given. See the Introduction.
121v 
132r 
142v 
153r 
163v 
174r 
184v 
195r 
205v 
216r 
226v 
237r 
247v 
258r 
268v 
279rRegister of judicial writsi 
  Note: The writ is tested by William Thirning on 20 April 50 Edward III [1376], a chronological impossibility. See the Introduction. The marginalia are written in a different hand from that of the basic text.
289v 
2910rij 
3010v 
3111riij 
3211v 
3312riiij 
3412v 
3513r 
3613v 
3714r 
3814v 
3915r 
4015v 
4116r 
4216v 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
4317ri 
4417v 
4518rij 
4618v 
4719riij 
4819v 
4920riiij 
5020v 
5121r 
5221v 
5322r 
5422v 
5523r 
5623v 
5724r 
5824v 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
5925rj 
6025v 
6126rij 
6226v 
6327riij 
6427v 
6528riiij 
6628v 
6729r 
6829v 
6930r 
7030v 
7131r 
7231v 
7332r 
7432v 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
7533rj 
  Note: Break in foliation indicating a missing quaternion before this one.
7633v 
7734rij 
7834v 
7935riij 
8035v 
8136riiij 
8236v 
8337r 
8437v 
8538r 
8638v 
8739r 
8839v 
8940r 
9040v 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
9141rj 
9241v 
9342rij 
9442v 
9543riij 
9643v 
9744riiij 
9844v 
9945r 
10045v 
10146r 
10246v 
10347r 
10447v 
10548r 
10648v 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
10749rj 
10849v 
10950rij 
11050v 
11151riij 
11251v 
11352riiij 
11452v 
11553r 
11653v 
11754r 
11854v 
11955r 
12055v 
12156r 
12256v 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
12357rj 
12457v 
12558rij 
12658v 
12759riij 
12859v 
12960r 
13060v 
13161r 
13261v 
13362r 
13462v 
13563r 
13663v 
13764r 
13864v 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
13965rj 
14065v 
14166rij 
14266v 
14367riij 
14467v 
  Note: Large hole in page; text unaffected.
14568riiij 
14668v 
14769r 
14869v 
14970r 
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15171r 
15271v 
15372r 
15472v 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
15573rj 
15673v 
15774rij 
15874v 
15975riij 
16075v 
16176riiij 
16276v 
16377r 
16477v 
16578r 
  Note: Lower corner of page missing; text unaffected.
16678v 
16779r 
16879v 
16980r 
17080v 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
17181rj 
17281v 
17382rij 
17482v 
17583riij 
17683v 
17784riiij 
17884v 
17985r 
18085v 
18186r 
18286v 
18387r 
18487v 
18588r 
18688v 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
18789rj 
18889v 
18990rij 
19090v 
19191riij 
19291v 
19392riiij 
19492v 
19593r 
19693v 
19794r 
19894v 
19995r 
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20196r 
20296v 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
20397r 
20497v 
20598rij 
20698v 
20799riij 
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209100riiij 
210100v 
211101r 
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213102r 
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215103r 
216103v 
217104r 
218104v 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
219105rj 
220105v 
221106rij 
222106v 
223107riij 
224107v 
225108riiij 
226108v 
227109r 
228109v 
229110r 
230110v 
231111r 
232111v 
233112r 
234112v 
  Note: Carryover indicating quire break.
235113r 
236113v 
237114r 
238114v 
239115r 
240115v 
241116r 
242116v 
243117r 
244117v 
245118r 
246118v 
247119r 
248119v 
249120r 
250120v 
251121r 
  Note: Two writs are added in a later hand, one on this page, the other on the next.
252121v 
253Blank 
254Blank 
255Blank 
256Blank 
257Blank 
258Marbled end paper 
259Marbled back pastedown 
260Inside back cover 

 

Preliminary Analysis of the Register of Writs

 

 

No heading found

As argued in the Introduction, the composition of this register probably dates from between 1396 and 1413, when John Thirning, who tests the initial writ, was CJCB. The marginalia and index are probably a bit later. One cites a precedent from 1425.

Two counts of the writs are given in the right-hand columns of the following table. The first counts all the writs for which there are marginal notes, excluding, however, the notes that are labelled ‘Regula’ or ‘Nota’. The second excludes from the total all the writs where the marginal note includes the words ‘eodem’ or ‘aliter’. Since there are very few of the latter, the totals are approximately the same

 

 

Seq.Fol.Writ(s)CountUniq
279rSummonicio sicut alias ad computandum; attacheas de debito; non omittas de debito; attacheas sicut pluries de eodem.43
289vDistringas de debito; Capias de debito; Alias de eadem; habere facias visum; Sum’ ad warantum.55
Note: Additional text in another ink above the main text.
2910rSum’ ad warantizandum; cape ad valenciam; Aliter.33
3010vAliter in Itinere; Cape parvum ad valenciam; Exigi facias; Cape parvum; Elegit.55
3111rMagnum cape; Extendi et appertiari facias.22
3211vSum’ ad warantum; Sum’ ad reddendum; Breve Archiepiscopo; Sicut pluries; Resum’.55
3312rAliter resum’; Aliter resum’; Aliter resum’.33
3412vAliter resum’; Sum’ ad sequendum simul; Sicut alias; Sum’ a respondendum simul.44
3513rSum’ quatuor milites; Sum’ xxiiii milit’; Itinere; Return’ averiorum.44
3613vSicut alias; Deliberacione averiorum; W ii capitulo iio; Aliter.44
3714rExtendi et appertiari facias; Marton’ capitulo iio; Supersedeas de exigendo.33
3814vscire facias super exigendo; Breve episcopo ad inquirendum de bastardia; Breve Episcopo ad inquirendum de plenitudine ecclesie.33
3915rDe Episcopo admittendo idoneam personam; Non omittas propter libertatem quin omnia bona et catalla etc’.22
4015vfieri facias; W ii capitulo xviiio; Sicut alias; scire facias de debito recogn; scire facias de fine.55
4116rvenire facias testes preter illos xii.11
4216vBreve de decepcione.11
4317rvenire facias xii; Aliter; Aliter.33
4417vAliter; venire facias preter illos xii; Aliter xii.33
4518rSicut alias de novo xii; Sicut pluries et preter illos xii; nisi prius.33
4618vQuale ius; Breve de statuto mercatorum.22
4719r11
4819vAliter; Sicut pluries.22
4920rSupersedias in brevi de statuto.11
5020v11
5121rBreve de decepcione.11
5221vAliter.11
5322r11
5422vAliter.11
5523rscire facias post exigendum; scire facias super cognicionem ad acquietandum de servicio.22
5623vscire facias coniunctim ten’; scire facias super annuo redditu recuperat’.22
5724rscire facias qure iurati examinari non debent super consect’ cuiusdam scripti.11
5824vscire facias de debito recuperato; scire facias quare seisinam suam habere non debet; scire facias coniunctim ten’.33
5925rscire facias super quodam finem.11
6025vquando vicecomes liberat seis’ de maiori terr’ quam deberet.11
6126rBreve de extirpacione post Iudicium.11
6226vIusticiariis ad assisam ad inquirendum quando breve liberat’ fuit vic’; Breve quando loquela reman’ sine die per litteras domini Regis patentes.22
6327rvenire facias ad voc’ war’ ut per aspertum corporis.11
6427v11
6528rAliter; Seisina ubi tenens vocat ad warantum.22
6628vAliter; Ad reducendum cursum aque; Seisina ubi tenens vocat ad warantum et amisit per defaltam in dote; Aliter.44
6729rSeisina quando tenens vocat ad warantum et amittit per defaltam in dote; Seisina in dote ubi tenens reddidit; Seisina ubi vocat tanquam her’ nichil habent’ reddit dotem.33
6829vSeisina ?ubi secundem voc’ ad warantum reddit dote quando mulier dot’ fuit.11
6930rSeisina versus heredem in custod’ existent’; Seisina quando here qui est secundem voc’ ad warantum redd’ dotem.22
7030vAliter.11
7131rSeisina ubi ii vocat ad warantum et ipse reddit dotem.11
7231vQuale ius.11
7332rAliter; habeas corpora.22
7432vBreve episcopo quod admittat non obstat’ reclam’; Aliter per consideracionem curie.22
7533rhabeas corpora quatuor militum; Capias utlagatum.22
Note: Break in foliation indicating a missing quaternion before this one.
7633vvenire facias ad compotum; Seisina pro examinacione.22
7734rHabeas corpora ad assisas; habere facias seisinam; fieri facias de assisa; Seisina nulla stande.44
7834vscire facias super cognicionem; Sum’ in assisa ad warantum; Supersedeas in assisa.33
7935rSupersedeas de statuto; Elegit al’ W iio capitulo xixo.22
8035vPluries de vasto; W ii capitulo xiiiio; Aliae seisinae; Iusticiariis ad assisam ad inquirendum de exitibus W ii capitulo xxxixo.44
8136rBreve Episcopo ad inquirendum de bastardo; Facias visu.22
8236vFieri facias; Distringas Episcopum; Fieri facias ad Episcopum.33
8337rSeisina de vasto in dote; Ad acquietandum de serviciis; Ad inquirendum in brevi de vasto per defaltam descend’.33
8437vRetornum irreplegiabile; Statutum de laborariis.22
8538r?Annis duorum E tercii; Contra magistrum et servientem.22
8638vContra servientem; Nisi prius.22
8739rPost exigendum; habere facias visu; Seisina.33
8839vDistringas de herede rapto; Supersedeas de exigendo.22
8940r?? unus patent’ vet’ et al’ non; Ad fac’ ve xii elect’ magne assise; Regula; ad habendum denar’ levat’.33
9040vHabeas corpora Iur’; Distringas Iuratores; Withernamium.33
9141rDe exitibus rehabendis W jo capitulo xliiiio; Ad acquietandum medium; Breve Episcopo; Sum’ ad sequendum simul.44
9241vPr’ Iustic’ ad assisas; Pr’ Iustic; direct’ vic’ ad gaolam deliberandam.33
9342rWythernamium; Habeas corpora super quale Ius.22
9442vDecem tales; capias ad computandum; venire facias.33
9543rvenire facias super statutum de laborariis contra magistrum et servientem; Breve Episcopo si in legio’ matrimonio fuit copulata; capias ad satisfaciendum pro parte.33
9643vcapias ad satisfaciendum pro Rege; venire facias ut per aspectum corporis; Resum’.33
9744rBreve venire facias vicecomiti ad recordari pro ?fio return’.11
9844vBreve de venire facias vicecomiti ad recordari quare non retorn’ brevia.11
9945r?? super quale ius.11
10045vscire facias.11
10146rBreve de admittendo recordum utlagarie.11
10246vBreve de habendo corpus imprisonati occasione cuiusdam utlagarie.11
10347rscire facias.11
10447vBreve de estreppamento.11
10548rMandatum Iustic’ assign’ ad errorem corrigendum.11
10648vMandatum de breve de errore.11
10749rBreve ad inquirendum de plenitudine ecclesie.11
10849vSum’ in auxilium.11
10950r11
11050vAttachiamentum in assisa; Mandatum Iustic’ ad assisam.22
11151rscire facias de quod deb’ recuperat’ per mortem Regis.11
11251vvenire facias super quodam vocari ad warrantum; scire facias petito in auxilium.22
11352rDe sequesto habendo; Breve de War’ custodie; Sum’ ad acquietandum in alio ?dom’.33
11452vBreve de ex’bus deliberandis; Breve ad cognoscendum quid Iuris clamat; Breve de admensuracione dotis; De superoneracione pasture.44
11553rDe habendo liberam Chaceam; Breve de decepcione in brevi de statuto mercatorum.22
11653vAliter.11
11754rBreve vicecomiti ad inquirendum de dampno et ad deliberandum averia.11
11854vSupersedeas super cognicionem cuisdem debiti; Ad faciendum extent’ quando heres est infra etatem et in custodia Regis.22
11955rQuando aliquis trahatur in Curia Xtianitatis pendente placito in Curia Regis de eodem; De admensuracione pasture.21
12055vQuando tenens erit intendens capitali domino.11
12156rDe terris et catallis tentis ultra debit’ levat’; Deliberacio imprisonati capti causa excommunicacionis.22
12256vquando vicecomes levavit plus quam levare deb’z.11
12357rDistringas ad acquietandum de servicio.11
12457vDe admensuracione dotis.11
12558rDeliberacio averiorum; scire facias.22
12658vquando vicecomes liberavit plus de ter’ her’ quam liberar’ debet; Attincta.22
12759rAliter quando vicecomes non retornat nomina sum’ xxiiii milit’; scire facias de quod debit’ recuperat’.22
12859vSeisina de advocacione iiiite partis ecclesie; scire facias de annuo redditu.22
12960rscire facias petito in auxilium; Mandatum Iustic’ assign’ ad audiendo et terminando.22
13060vBreve Episcopo ad admittendum personam idoneam; Breve de contra versus Episcopum quare non admisit presentacionem Regis.22
13161rscire facias post exigendum.11
13261vscire facias in brevi de statuto mercatorum.11
13362rMandatum Iustic’ Episcopi Elien’ direct’ senescallo eiusdem; Fieri facias in brevi de custodia.22
13462vElegit in brevi de vasto; Fieri facias post scire facias; Breve de Fieri facias direct’ Iustic’ hib’n.33
13563rBreve viccomiti ad recordari de return’ falsum brevium.11
13663vscire facias.11
13764rSeisina terre; Extendi facias manerium unde tercia pars petit est etc’; Resum’ post proteccionem alloc’; Extendi facias manerium quando voc’ ad warantum.44
13864vAd inquirendum si vir obiit seisitus; Seisina versus voc’ ad warantum quando amisit per defaltam; Aliter de eadem; Aliter.44
13965rAliter; Aliter versus heredem in custod’.22
14065vhabere facias visum Sum’ post in Curia domini; Habere facias seisinam.22
14166rAliter de eadem.11
14266vAliter.11
14367rvenire facias in ad quod dampnum.11
14467vSum’ de warantizand; Seisina; Inquisicio de exitibus.33
14568rSum’ ad warr’ in assisam; Seisina; Inquisicio de bastardia.33
14668vHabeas corpora sine tales; venire facias infra etatem; scire facias ?commit’ tenent’; ??.44
14769rSeisina per defaltam; Sum’ ad warrantum; Inquisicio de exitibus post defaltam admissi.33
14869vCape magnum; Seisina sicut alias.22
14970rSeisina; scire facias.22
15070vRemissio loquele in Curiam domini; Inquisicio de legio’ matrimonio.22
15171rAliter de bastardia; Seisina.22
15271vExtendi facias de novo; Habere facias visum; Cape parvum.33
15372rExtendi facias; Sum’ quatuor militum; scire facias de dampnis.33
15472vSum’ ad warantum; Aliter; Aliter.33
15573rScire facias post defaltam; Aliter ad respondendum simul; Sum’ in auxilium.33
15673vEpiscopo ad admittendum idoneam personam; Inquisicio de valore ecclesie.22
15774rAliter si sit secularis aut monialie; Aliter de legio’ matrimonio; cape ad valenciam versus custodem; Sicut pluries de eadem.44
15874vAliter; Sum’ ad sequendum simul; Sum’ quatuor milites; venire facias premunitores.44
15975rExtendi et appertiari facias; scire facias in assisa.22
16075vSum’ quatuor milites; decepcione.22
16176r11
16276vAliter; her’ fac’ visum.22
16377rSeisina; Sum’ ad warantum; Cape magnum; Inquisicio de valore tenementorum.44
16477v[Interesting symbol or letter]; scire facias versus vocat’ ad warantum.22
16578rInquisicio de valore tenementorum.11
16678vSeisina.11
16779rAliter versus custodem; Aliter in socagio.22
16879vAliter.11
16980rSeisina.11
17080vExtendi facias; cape ad valenciam.22
17181rcape ad valenciam.11
17281vSum’ quatuor cives; venire facias Iurat’ ecclesiastic’.22
17382rSum’ ad warantum in assisa; Episcopo ad inquirendum de bastardia; her’ fac’ seisinam.33
17482vElegit; venire facias testes.22
17583rscire facias coniunctim tenent’; Aliter; venire facias infra etatem ut etc’.33
17683vDistringas ad reducendum cursum aque; Seisina in brevi de vasto; Sum’ sicut alias de compoto; Non omittas; fieri facias de dampnis.55
17784rSupersedeas in exigendo; scire facias post utlagariam; venire facias xii; Elegit de dampnum.44
17884vAliter; Inquisicio de bonis utlagati.22
17985rDistringas in Champertia; scire facias ten’ terrarum.22
18085vDistringas in quid iuris clamat; Sum’ de contemptu; fieri facias de dampnis.33
18186rAliter; cape ad valenciam; Cape Iuratores; venire facias Iuratores.44
18286vliberari facias averia et catalla; Inquisicio de valore maritagii; venire facias ad respondendum de extirpacione.33
18387rscire facias pro executore de debito; Ad assisam Iustic’ ad inquirendum de exitibus; Breve Episcopo ad inquirendum de plenitudine ecclesie.33
18487vscire facias; De attacheas in assisa; scire facias matr’ hered’.33
18588rscire facias post defaltam; venire facias Sum’ in decepcione.22
18688v11
18789rSum’ magistrum ubi ballivus ?cognoverit; Distringas testes; fieri facias de dampnis.33
18889vReddito exitus tenementorum post errorem.11
18990rAttachiamentum episcopum ad habendum clericum; Episcopo ad admittendum clericum.22
19090vInquisicio de valore; Seisina.22
19191rAliter in Iur’ de utrum; Returnum irreplegiabile; Exigi facias allocat’ Com’.33
19291vscire facias super condicione scripti; Episcopo admittendo.22
19392rscire facias quare exec’ non deb’z; Aliter; Aliter de statuto mercatorum.33
19492v11
19593rscire facias post defaltam; habeas corpus imprisonati.22
19693vSum’ in auxilium.11
19794rscire facias quare Rex colac’ habere non deb’z; Sum per testatum.22
19894vDistringas visores; Fieri facias in Elegit.22
19995r11
20095vvenire facias ad computandum.11
20196rvenire facias Iuratores; Sum’ custod’ terre heredis.22
20296vAliter ad respondendum simul; Distringas in admensuracione cum proclamacione.22
20397rScire facias de annuo redditu; Cap’ in statuto mercatorum.22
20497vSupersedeas Escaetori.11
20598rFieri facias venire facias premunitores.11
20698vSum’ premunitores.11
20799rscire facias de medio; habeas corpus imprisonati.22
20899vcapias ad satisfaciendum; venire facias ad respondendum de vasto.22
209100rInquisicio si antecessor obiit seisitus; venire facias ad computandum.22
210100v11
211101rvenire facias vicecomiti.11
212101vDistringas de decepcione.11
213102rliberari facias in Statuto mercatorum.11
214102vvenire facias ad cognicionem vel dedicendum.11
215103rliberari facias in statuto mercatorum.11
216103vDistringas ad lib’ aud’ corpus her’; venire facias testes.22
217104r11
218104vReturnum irreplegiabile; Quale ius.22
219105rvenire facias ad respondendum de estreppamento; Attacheas de recapcione.22
220105vSum’ ad respondendum simul; Aliter ad sequendum simul.22
221106rscire facias de debito; venire facias premunitores.22
222106v11
223107rscire facias in statuto mercatorum.11
224107vQuale Ius.11
225108r11
226108vAttacheas prosequent’ in Curia Xtianitatis; Aliter de eadem.22
227109r11
228109vvenire facias ad recognicionem vel dedicendum.11
229110r11
230110vad procedendum in loquela in Londonia.11
231111rscire facias sicut alias ad respondendum simul.11
232111vvenire facias iuratores; scire facias quare t’ liberar’ non debent.22
233112rscire facias.11
234112vHabeas corp’ recogn’ in ass’; Fieri facias; venire facias omnia brevia una cum panell’; scire facias.44
235113rSeisina de corodio; Certiorari coronatoribus.22
236113vHabeas corpus iudicati; venire facias Iuratores; Habeas corpora.33
237114rvenire facias Iuratores; Distringas Iuratores.22
238114vDe non molestando imprisonatum; scire facias de dampnis.22
239115rDeliberari facias bona et catalla; Habeas denaries; Habeas corpora in attincta.33
240115vSupersedeas in exigend’; venire facias Iuratores.22
241116rHabeas corpus imprisonati; Cap’ appellatu’.22
242116vvenire facias Iuratores; Certiorari Coronatoribus; Aliter senescallo et marescallis ac Coronatoribus hospicii.33
243117rAliter aliis personis.11
244117vDe non molestando.11
245118rvenire facias xxiiiior; certiorari Iusticiariis assignatis.22
246118vCap’ indict’; Certiorari; distringas Iuratores.33
247119rSum’ general’; venire facias sum’ in brevi de decepc’.22
248119v11
249120r11
250120v11
251121r11
Note: Two writs are added in a later hand, one on this page, the other on the next.
252121vQuer’ ?bn’ de ?ce’ br (?i.e., quere bene de ceo bref).11
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