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20 Repoi^ts of the Judgnie72ts^ etc.

le deliverance de fon fervant ; car s'il perde le fervice de Ton fervant, i! ad fon remedy vers
le fervant, et auxi il ne covient de paier fon falary, s'il fuflreit fon fervice, et ilUnt le maiftre
luy poit garder fans damage. Va de prover que le deliverance des d-.-niers eft maintenance,
jeo proveray : car per les deniers le matter pur le fervant poit eftre enforce de fa party ;
lilmt que il poit entendre que Tauter party eft per le plus long temps delay en fa fuit, ou
barre, ou recovery evv envers luy per ceo, adonques il eit maintenance nient congeable, &c.
Et que eft lifmt appcrt ; purque quant a ceo paftes oulbr, car il n'eft pas congeable, &c.
MoiLE : Donquesle pie en barre n'eft pas bon : car il ad dit en fon jilc que il retenut un W.
MoiLE apprentife eftre a confel ove fon dit fervant, lequel reteiner ne poit eftre (inon per
done des deniers ; car c'eft parole " retinuit " enclude en foy mefme un caufe d'aftion
envers cefty que fift le reteiner pur les deniers a luy promis fur le reteuier. F.t {\ nul denier en
certeui foit a luy promis, donques il aura tant en comon droit luy done; cc me a Serjeant
xl deniers, et a rattorney xx deniers de cefty que luy retenut, lequel eft maintenance en luy ;
car il ne poit doner de fes deniers propres : purque le pie n'cll pas bon. JFOVtCfCllC I A
ma conceit le pie eft bon : car jeo purrai retenir un home eftre ove vous a confele fms ifc m
denier a luy done per moy ; et mefque jeo face le reteinir uncore il n'aura jammes acci m
vers moy. Et ft fon pie en barre foit bon a un comon entent il fuftift ; et iftint ceft pie ft
aftes bon : purque paftes ouftre, &c. Moile: Le replication n'eft par bon pur un auler
caufe : car il ad dit que le dit j. dclivre de fes deniers propres x livres a T. H. et [. t5.
ad dijiribuendum inter homines ad tunc et ibidem commorantes, ad manutenendum et
J'ujlentandum querelam p\edinam pro parte Jervientis Jiii pr,edi£fi, et n'ad pas allege en
fait que ils diftribuerent afcuns deniers ; en quel cas s'ils ne firent rien ove les denicis, Is
rendront accompt a J. : et auxi poit eftre que il eux prohibita apres que ils ne firent rii;n le
ceo, et s'ils ne firent rien mes retindrent les deniers, donques il ne fuit greve per cele. C.ir
fi jeo prie un home eftre ove vous pur eyder vous, et il ne eyde vous. Tauter n'aura jammes
acftion envers moy : nient pluis icy. Et auxi le replication eft en noncertein. Purque Wc.
f. lo. JFOttCfCllC: Moy femble le contrary ; car ii eft prohibite que nul entromet perenter pfrty
et party ; et s'il ad fixit chofe prohibite, que eft furmis par le replicacion, donque il eft bjn ;
et ceo appert aftets bon ; car il ad allege que J. delivra de fes deniers a eux come appert a
devant, lequel eft un entromettant del matter nient congeable. Car fi un eftranrrer done
deniers a un Juror que eft empanelle pur dire fon verdit pur Tun party, mefque il ne foit
unques Juror, il eft cler maintenance, et chofe prohibite par le Statut : car h il uft monftre
que les dits T. H. et J. B. ulTent diftribues les deniers a afcun, ceo uft efte mai itenance en
lour perfons ; donque le deliverance des deniers adeprimes fuit le maintenance en fon perfon,
et nient en le diftribucion de les autres, et illint le deliverance de les deniers a p: r luy a eux
pur diftribuer pur maintenir le pie pur le party fon dit fervant nient congeable ; le quel eft



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fervice of his fervant he has his remedy againft the fervant; and alfo he need not pay his
wages, if he withdraw his fervice; and fo the mafter can keep liim without damage. And
I will fhow that the deliverance of the money is maintenance ; for by the money the
matter on the fervant's llde can be fo ftrengthened that it may be imderftood that the other
party is the longer time delayed in his fuit, or barred, or that recovery may be had againft
him thereby ; fo it is maintenance not congeable, &c. And that it is fo is clear ; wherefore
as to this, pafs over; for it is not congeable, &c. Moyle : Then the plea in bar is not
good ; for he has fud in his plea that he retained one W. Moile, apprentice, to be of counfei
with his faid fervant ; which retainer cannot be except by gift of money ; for this word
" retained " includes within itfelf a caufe of aftion againft him who retained for the money
promifed to him on the retainer. And if no certain fum ol money be promifed to him,
then he fhall have fo much given to him of common right, that is to fay, to a Si rgeant
forty pence, and to an Attorney twenty pence, by him who retained him, w.iich is
maintenance in him ; for he cannot give of his own money ; wherefore the plea is not good.
jFOttCfCUC ', In niy opinion the plea is good : for I can retain a man to be of counfei with
you, without any money being given to him by me ; and although I retain him, ftill he lliall
never have aftion againft me. And if his plea in bar be good to a common purport, it
fuffices ; and fo this plea is good enough: wherefore pafs over, &c. Moile : The replica-
tion is not good for another reafon ; for he has faid that the laid J. delivered ol his own
money ten pounds to T. H. and J. B. " to diftribute among men then and there refiding,
to maintain and fuftain the quarrel aforefaid on behalf of the fervant aforefaid," and has not
alleged m i'wd: that they diftributed any money ; in which cafe, if they did nothing with the
money, they fhall render account to J. And alfo, it may be that he forbad them afttrwards
that they fhould do nothing therewith : and if they did not do anything, but kept the
money, then he was not injured thereby. For if I pray a man to be with you to help you,
and he helps you not, the other fhall never have an ac?]:ion againft me ; no more in this cale.
And alfo the replication is noncertain. Wherefore, &c. jTortCfCllC : The contrary is my
opinion : for it is forbidden for any to interpofe between party and party ; and if he has
done a forbidden thing, which is furmifed by the replication, then it is good ; and this
appears well enough ; for he has alleged that J. delivered fome of his own money to them,
as appears before ; which is a meddling in the matter not congeable. h'or if a ftranger give
money to a Juror who is empanelled, to give his verdici for one fide, although he may never
be a Juror it is clear maintenance, and prohibited by the Statute : for if he had fliown that
the faid T. H. and J. B. had diftributed the money to anyone, this would have lieen
maintenance in their perfons ; therefore the delivery of the money firft of all was i .aui-
tenance in his perfon, and not the diftribution by the others ; and fo the delivery ot the
money by him to them to diftribute for the maintenance of the plea on tlie part of his
fervant, was not congeable ; which is fufircient caufe of maintenance in his perfon, and lo the



2 2 Rcpoj'ts of the y lid's merits^ etc.

fufficient caufe de maintenance en fon peiion, et illint le replication fuffice. Purque le Court
affirma le Jugement. Et le plaintif en le premier aftion pria execiicion : et avoit, &c.

\\\\ brief d' " Attaint " porte vers un come iits et heir Cur un faux ferment, ew perentre
le plaintif et un adonques tenant pere cefty defendant. Pole: Jugeinent de brief: car le
brief ne prove que il eit tenant par nul parole deins le brief, et en cheicun "Attaint" fera un
fommons come en Affife de " Mort d'ancelTior " et " Juris utrum " le brief eft, " Summoneas
tiel qui terram illam tenet," et il)int fera ceft brief, et iffint il n'eft. Purque, &c.
f. 10 b. JFortCfCllC : l-e brief eft afles bon : car le brief fera porte vers le pere fans afcun Sommons
vers luy : car le Ley entende que le tenancy continue en fon pere, pur ceo que ceft aftion eft
tonde fur le premier record ; iftint le Ley entende le tenancy continue en fon perfon : et par
mefme le realon fera entendu que eft defcendu a le heir, et iirmt fera entendu tenant a or.
l:.t auterfois au tiel atflion tuit porte envers luy come icy ; mes ceft parole Hi 'r fuit enter-
lefle, et pur ceo cele brief fuit abatu. Et iifnit ceft brief or eft aftes bon : purque
refpondes, &c.

Un Aftife porte per un maiftre d'un Plofpital. Le tenant plede en barre, et le feifin et
dilTeifin furcnt troves, &c. Littleton pria Jugement pur le plaintif Yong : II covien:
adeprimes enquerer de la collufion, et s'il ad droit ou nemy, &c. Littleton: Ceo n-
covient : car voies icy les lettres patents le Roy Richard le II. par les queux il avoit licence'
de purchafer les tenementz, &c. et Tauter de granter de que il furent purchafes. Ei nc
entendons que covient en ceft brief de enquire de la collulion. JfOttCfClIC ; Jeo entende
or que il ne covient enquerer de la collulion, entant que trove eft par verdit le feifin et
difteifin ; et comment ils aviendrent a la tenancy il appert par record, et ceo par ftifHciem
licence. Et ilTmt me femble que ils recovereront. Yong : Poit eftre que il et fes confn re:
ont fait alienacion puis cele temps, ou que les tenements font deveftus de eux en autre 1 jiai
maner : et entant que ce poit eftre entendu, il covient de neceftity enquerer de la collufioii,
i5>-'c. JFOrtCfCllC : Ceo ne ferra entendu come vous dites, fans ceo que il fuit monftre. f.t
pur ceo vous plaintiff recoveres votre feifin et voftre damage, &c. {^Vide talem maleriam
en brief de " Droit " Term. Trin. An. 5 Ed. 3.)

Un Bille fuit porte en J5ank le Roy per Daviil Selby de Tranfgrefiion vers un eftant
en le garde de le Marefchal. Et ils plederent a rift"ae : qui fuit trove pur le plaintif. Pole
pria Jugement, pur le plaintif [After Moyll, Yonge, Yelverton, and YonclJ
jTOCtCfCUC : Come me fenft~)le il eft aft'es : car mefque le caufe n'appert pur quel il fuit en
prifon, il fera entendu pur loyal caufe ; car poit eftre que pur afcun ofi^ence tait a la Court,
ou afcim auter fuggelfion fiit a nous des queux nous ne ferons unques record. Et ilfuit
plufors font commis a la garde en ceft Place fovent fois, le quel fera plultoll entei du loyal
que auterment. Et pur ceo recoveres vos damages, 5i:c.
f. 11. Nota, quand un fuit arraine fur enditement de Robbery, et I'Enqueft fuit pris a la barre



oj Sir yo/m Fortejcuc. 23

replication is fufficient. Wherefore the Court affirmed the Judgment. And the phiintiff in
the firft aiftion prayed execution ; and he had it, &c.

\\\ a writ of "Attaint" brought againH: one as fon and heir on a f;dfc oath [in a.i Alhze], had
between the plaintiff and one then tenant, father of this defendant. Fori;: Judgment of the
writ; for the writ does not prove that he is tenant by any word in the writ; and in every
" Attaint " there mufl: be a fummons as in an Alfize of " Mordanceftor " and a "Juris
utrum"; and the writ is, " fummon fuch an one who holds that land"; and fo this writ ihould
be, which it is not. Wherefore, &c. JTOttCfClIC t Tlie writ is good enough ; for the writ fliall
be brought againll the father, without any fummons againft him ; for the law intends that the
tenancy continued in his tatlier, becaufe this aelion is founded on the firft record ; fo the hiw
intends that the tenancy continues in his perfon ; and for the iame reafon it fliall be imderflood
that it has defcended to the heir; and fo he fliall be underftood as the now tenant. And a I milar *• '& Ij-
aftion was heretofore brought againfl: him ; but the word " Heir " was omitted , and the efore
that writ was abated. And fo this prefent writ is good enough : wherefore anfwer, &c.

An Affize was brought by a Mafter of a Hofpital. The tenant pleaded in bar; and the
feifin and diffeifin were tound, cS:c. Littleton prayed Judgment tor tiie plaintiff.
YoNG : We muft firft inquire into the collufion, and whether he has right or not, iVc.
Littleton : That muft not be ; for fee here the letters patent of King Richard II., whereby lie
had licence to purchafe the tenements, &c. ; and the other, of whom they were purchaled, to
grant. And we do not think that it is necelfary in this writ to inquire into the colluiion.
jTOCtCfCUC .' I think now that it is not neceffary to inquire into coikifioii, mahiuicli '

as both the feifin and difleifin are found by the verditfl ; and how they came into
the tenancy appears by the record ; and it was by fufficient licence. And io it teems lo me
that they fliall recover. Yong : It may be that he and his fellows have made alienation tor
that period, or that they were devefted of the tenements by fome other legal mode. And
inafmuch as this can be furmifed, it is fitting to inquire into the collufion, &c. JFOl'tCfCUC \ '

This fliall not be furmifed as you lay unlefs it be lliown. And therefore you, plaintiff, i

fliall recover your feifin and your damages, &:c. (See the like matter in a writ of" Right."
Trinity Term, 5 Edw. III.) 1

A Bill of Trefpafs was brought in the King's Bench by David Selby, againft one in
the ward of the Marfhal. And tliey pleaded to the iftue ; which was found tor the plaintiff.
Pole prayed judgment for the plaintiff". [After Movle, Yonge, Yelverton, and 1

YoNGE,] jTOttCfCUCt As it feems to me, it is enough : for although the caufe of his beng
in prifon does not appear, it fliall be fuppofed for a legal reafon ; tor it may be for lo ne
offence done to the Court, or lome other fuggeftion made to us ; of which things we never fhoidd
make record. And many people are often in this place committed to prifon; which pro-
ceeding fliall be fuppofed legal rather than otherwife. And therefore recover your damages, bcc.

Note, when one was arraigned on an indidment of Robbery, and the inquefl: was taken ' n-



24 Reports of the yudgniejits, etc.

pur eflre jure fur lenditcment. Wilhy : l.c party que fuit rolibe ad uu Appel de ceo vers
celuy qui eft delivere a le Vicont, come appert icy devant vous de rccorde, et pria que
I'Enquefl: demurrc jcfquc que il foit arreine a la fuit Ic party, a que !c Ley dona Ic iuit; car
auterment par tiel voye le party poit eilre tlefraudc de Ion fLiite. jTottCfCllC .' Ceo feroit
enconter reafon a difcharger ceft enqueft : car 11 Ic party nc voile aprcs luir conie avant (on
Appel, donque le Roy covient commencer novel proces vers les Jurors, qui feroit enconter
reafon ; et nofnienient quand il n'appert a la Court que ell de mefnie le felony : et defaut
eft en voftre client que il ne voile aver garde fon temps quand il fuit arraine lur I'euditement,
ou ore a ce jour uft mis eins fur luy un bill de mefme le Robbery, ou pris fon Appel pluftoft ;
iftint que le Court purra aver aflerte per fon declaration que il fuit de mefme le Felony ; et
ilFuit n'ad il fait. Et ft neprendrons I'Enqueft, il feroit detenu en prifon par plus long temps;
le quel eft en conter reafon : car il poit or paraventure eftre actjuite et delive e. Et pur ceo
veigne I'Enqueft, &c. Mes auterment eft d'un Appelle de mort de home, pur ceo que il
appert en le brief que il eft de mefre le felony, &c.

Brief de Trefpas fuit porte par un perfon vers un, de fes blees en garbes en certeine lieu
prifes et emportes. Le defendant juftifia come fervant a un autre parion come dillnes dtins
fon paroiiTe feveres de ix partes, et dona colour a le plaintih Kt le plaintif monftra c )m .-nt
il fuit perfon d'un Eglife adjoinant a I'autre paroift'c, et coment il avoir un porcicii les
difmes en cele lieu, et il fuit pofteffe de eux, et ftft fufficient title come parfon, &c. Et
entant que I'auter avoit conu le tranfgreifion, il pria fes damages, &c. Hjn'Gkston : Or dc fa
conus ans demefiie nous prions que le Coin-t fiit oufte de jurildiLilion. Laicon : lit nous
prions nos damages pur defaut de refponfe : car nous ne purrons fuir envers le fervant en
Court Chriil:ein, pur ceo que il eft lay perfon, nieiit plus que envers un fermour d'un F.gl fe,
et pur ceo le Court avera Jurifdidion. jTOl'tCfClIC I Or appert a la Court, que le droit des
difmes font en debat, et tout ceo que le fervant fift fuit en le droit de fon Maiftre, et fi
riftiie feroit pris icy en ceft Court, le fervant auroit ayde de fon Maiftre. Et perfoni ne
purront colier lour difmes eux mefmes ; ifiint covient de neceftity aver lervants : iilint appert
que tout que le fervant fift fuit en fon droit icavoir le Maiftre ; et illiiit le droit des dilmes
feroit determine icy en ceil: Court fi nous procedronuis que merement attient a la Court
Chriftien. Et pur ceo, de voftre monftrans demelnes, fues en Court Chriftien par agard de
ceft Court, &c.

En un "Appelle de mort" dun home le defendant fuit appelle "J. S. nuper de
Chefter Yoman," et I'appel fuit porte en le County de Lincoln. Et un "capias' hiit agarde
autrefois a la County Palais de Chefter accordant a le Statut ceft Roy anno 6, contenant le
fpace de vj femains, et nul " capias" eft ore retourne, ne nul chofe par le Chanc.-ller certifie
de County Palais. Purque Laicon pria un " Exigent" a le Viconte dc Lincolne : car ceux



of Si?' 'John Fortefcue. 25

to the bar to be fworn on the indie'lment. Wilby : The party who was robbed has an
Appeal thereof againlt him who was delivered to tlie flrerifF, as appears of record here before
you ; and he prayed that the inquell niij^ht remain until he was arraigned at the fuit ot the
party to whom the law allowed the fuit; for otherwife in fuch way the party might be
defrauded of his fuit. jFoltCfCUC \ It would be contrary to reafon to difcharge this inqueft :
for if the party be not afterwards willing to profecute his Appeal, then the king will have to
begin a new procefs againfl: tlie jurors, which would be againft reafon ; and efpecially fince
it does not appear to the Court that it is for the fame felony ; and your client is in defaul't
in not keeping to his time when he was arraigned on the indidment, or in not at this day
bringing againil: him a bill for the fame robbery, or commencing his appeal looner, lo that
the Court could have been certified by his declaration that it was for the fame felony ; but
this he has not done. And if we were not to take the inqueft, he would be detaned in
prifon a longer time ; which would be unreafonable, for he may now perhaps be acquitted
and delivered. And therefore let the inqueft come, &c. But it is otherwife in the cafe of
an Appeal of the death of a man, becaufe it appears in the writ that it is for the fame
felony, &c.

A writ of " Trefpafs" was brouglit by a parfon againft one, for his corn in garbs in a certam
place taken and carried away. The defendant juftified as fervant of another parfun, as bemg
tithes within his parifti fevered from the nine [other] parts, and gave colour to the plaintiff".
And the plaintiff" fhowed how he was parfon of a church adjoining to the other pariili, and
how he had a portion of the tithes m that place, and was pofl"en"ed of them, and made
fufficient title as parl'on, &c. And iiiafn\uch as the other had admitted the trefpais, he
prayed his damages, &c. Mingeston : Now on his own admiffion we pray that the Court
be oufted of jurifdiftion. Laicon : And we pray our damages, for deftult of anfwer ; tor
we cannot fue againft the fervant in Court Chriftian, becaufe he is a layman, any more than
againft the farmer of a church ; and therefore the Court fhall have jurifdiftlon. jTortCfCUC :
Now it appears to the Court that the right of the tithes is in difpute, and all that the iervant
did was in the right of his mafter ; and if an ifflie ftiould be taken here in this Court, tlie
fervant would have aid of his mafter. And parfons cannot collect their tithes themfelves ; io
it is necelTary for them to have fervants ; thus it appears that all that the fervant did was in
his right, that is, the mafter's ; ami fo, if we were to proceed, the right to the tithes, which
is a matter appertaining purely to the Court Chriftian, would be decided in this Court.
And, therefore, on your own ffiowing, fue in Court Chriftian by award of this Court, 6>:. .

In an " Appeal of death," a queftion was put ; the defendant was appealed as J. S.,
late of Chefter, yeoman ;" and the appeal was brought in the county of Lincoln. Ai.d a
" Capias" was heretofore awarded to the County Palatine of Chefter, according to the ftatute
of the fixth year of the prefent king, having the fpace of fix weeks; and no " Capias" is
now returned, and nothing is certified by the Chancellor of the County Palatine. Where-
11. e



2 6 Rep07'ts of the yuclgments^ etc.

f. Ill), dc la County Palais ne voile jammes executer le brief. Et ceft court ne poit eux punir
mefque ils ne voilent rien fairc. ]''t le Statut eft, que les briefs feront direftes le Viconte des
Counties dont ils font nomes. I'.t de Cheftre eft nul Viconte ; illiiu hors de cas le Statut.
Et pur ceo moy femble que vous purres agarder un " Exigent" aftes bien, &c. jTOVtCfCUC \
Vous dites veritie, le Statut eft come vous dites, mes nicntobftant le proces ad efte agardc
plufors fois illonques cy devant ; et iftint il covient icy, car il eft en egal mifchief purque le
Statut fuit tait ; et pur ceo vous covient de fuer illonques. Purque fues, &c. en le Countie
ou I'Appel eft porte, &:c.

Brief d'Error. Puit aftigne pur error, entant come en un aftion fur le Statut de R. le
1 de " Forcible entre" fuit fuppofe par le fuit que ne lift a nulluy dentrer en alcune terre ou
tenements, finon ou I'entre eft done par le Ley, et ceo nemy ovefque forte main, &c., et fuit
furmis par le brief que le defendant avoit entre, ou I'entre ne fuit done par le 1 ,ey, en certain
terre enconter le forme de le Statut : a que le defendant dit, que il n'entra pus en les terres
enconter le forme de le Statut come il ad fuppofe : preft. Et ceo fuit trove pur le plainti*-":
et que cele travers ne fuit pas bon fuit aftigne pur error, &c. Laicon : Moy femble que il
eft error: car ceft pie eft negativa p-^-gnans ; car il implie que il entra et ceo loyalment, ;t
f. 12. auxi que il n'entra, esic. &c. [Yelverton and others follow.] JTottCfCUC : Semble e
travers bon : car il eft plus natural travers que poit etre, a traverfer ce que eft fuppofe p:ir
le brief: car en un " Formedon en le defcender " il eft bon travers, a dire que il ne don i p .s
a luy et a fes heires de fon corps engendres come il ad declare ou fuppofe par fon brief. Et
a ceo que ad efte dit, que les Jurors ne devoient aver regard, et ajuger ceo que le Ley veu:,
et pondre ceo en lour verdit ; jeo die que oil : car fi recoverai cnvers vous certeinc terre, it
jeo entre, et vous portes Aftife, et jeo plede a TAlfife, les Jurors ne doivent trouver ce e
recoverie en lour verdit ; mes uncore ils auront regard a cele recovery en lour verdit, que
ceo ponde en le Ley,et iftint covient a eux de trover nul tort, &c. ; iftint le travers bon, ^c.
JFOttCfCUC ; Moy femble que le travers n'eft bon : car en le cas que ad efte mis de " Entre
fi)ie aj/e/j/u Capituli " le travers n'eft bon, donque le rejoindre de! pie ne poit taire cele tra\iers
bon. Et il eft diverfitie ou le matter d'un pie eft bon, ou nient : car ou le matter n'eft pas
bon, le travers ne poit eftre bon. Et en ceo cas a ma conceit, adire que il n'entra pas. lou
fon entre n'eft pas done encontre le Statut n'eft pas travers : car home ne poit traverfer ceo
que append a la court, que poit eftre matter en Ley en foy mefme : ilfint ceft travers eft cy
countre, et poit eftre entendu que ceo ne poit encluder en foy matter en Ley, er pur ceo il
covient de monftrer le forme de fon entre s'll entrude, ou autrement de travi rler I'entre
generalment, fcavoir que il n'entra pas, 6cc. :



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fore Laicon prayed an "Exigent" to the Sheriff of Lincoln: for thofe of the County •• > ' l*-

Palatine will never execute the writ ; and this Court cannot punifli them, although they .

refufe to do anything. And the ifatute is that the writs fliall be dn-eded to the fheriffs of

the counties whereof they be named. And of Chelfer there is no flierilf ; fo it is out of the

meaning of the itatute. And therefore it feems to me that you can award an " I'.xigent "

rightly, &c. jTOCtCftUC: Vou fay truly ; the ftatute is as you fay ; but, notvvithflanding,

the procefs has been awarded there many times before this ; and fo it is right in this cafe, for

the mifchief is correfponding to that for which the ftatute was made : and therefore you

inuft lue there. Wherefore fue &c., in the county where the appeal is brought, &c. i

A writ of " En or." It was alTigned for error that in an aftion on the ftatute of Richard II.



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