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of " Forcible Entry," it was fuppofed by the fuit that it is lawful for no one to enter on any 5 R- H- f 8.
land or tenements, except where the entry is given by the law, and this not with mail force,
&c. And it was furmifed by tlie writ that the defendant had entered, where entry \;as not
given by the law, on certain land, contrary to the form of the ftatute ; to which the defendant
faid, that he did not enter on the land contrary to the form of the llatute, as he (the plaintiff) ,

had fuppofed ; ready. And this was found for the plaintiff. And that this traverfe was not
good, was affigned for error, &c. Laico\ : It feems to me that it is an error; for this plea
is a negative pregnant, for it implied that he did enter, and that legally ; and alfo that he
did not enter &c. &c. [Yelverton and others follow.] jTOl'tCfCllC : The traverfe feems t u
good ; for it is the molf natural traverfe tliat can be, to traverfe what is fuppofed by the
writ : for in a " h'ormedon in the defcender" it is a good traverfe to fay that lie did not give
to him and to his heirs of his body begotten, as he has declared or fuppolcd by his writ.
And to what has been faid, viz. that the jurors ought not to have regard and adjudge what
the law wills, and to ponder it in their verdiiff, I fay they ought ; for if I recover againft
you certain land, and I enter, and you bring an Allize, and I plead to the Allize, the jurors
ought not to find that recovery in their verdid: ; but ftill they fhall have regard to this
recovery in their verdiiff, hecaufe it weighs in the law ; and fo it is right for them to find that j
there was no tort, &c. ; fo the traverfe is good, b.z. jTOVtCfCllC : It feems to me that the
traverfe is not good : for in the cafe which has been fuppofed of an " entry without aifent of | ,
the Chapter," the traverfe is not good ; therefore rejoinder on the plea cannot make this
traverfe good. And there is a difference where the matter of a plea is good, and where
it is not; for where the matter is not good, the traverfe cannot be good. And in this tale, ,
in my opinion, to fay that he did not enter (where his entry is not given to him) coiitrar ■ to
the ffatute, is not a traverfe ; for one cannot traverfe what belongs to the Court [to dec de]
which may be matter of law in itfelf: fo this traverfe is counter to this, and it may
be underftood that this may include within itfelf matter in law, and therefore it is nccellary
to fhow the form of his entry, if he intrudes; or otherwife to traveife the entry generally,
viz. that " he did not enter," iS:c. j



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2 8 Reports of the yudgiiients^ etc.

f. 1 2 b. En un " attaint " porte vers un, qui recovera par Ailifi;, le plaintif en AlTife ore pleda non-

tenure : et nient tcnu pur pic en Ton bouche. Puis il monftre cornent I'Adife fuit " de libeto
tenemento fuo in Dale, Vale, et Sale," et 1' " 7\.ttaint " ell purati Juramcnt'j reiognojcere
fi A. que fue I'Attaint dilTeifit le plaintif de TAffiie de le manor dc Dale, et x acres de terre,
X acres de pre, et de xx acres de hois ove les appurtenances en fes dits villes." Chock. :
Jugement de briet": car le brief fera general come I'Afllfe ell fi A. dilfeifit le plaintif en
Adife ik libero ttiienieiito J'ho, Ike. et nient de 7)ia>ierio, terra., prato., et buis en fpecial
come le pleint elt : car nul tiel allife eil : et auxy le tenant ad refpondu come tenant de la
parcele des terres en un ville, et parcele en auter, et par cell "Attaint" tout fera entendu
en chefcun ville. Purque, cv'c. Jf^OVtCfCUC \ Quant al premier point, le forme de le
brief general et fpecial font alTcs bons ambideux : et a ceo que dites que tout iera entendu
entier en chefcun ville ; il n'eft pas iifmt : car il fera entendu que parcele ties terres, ou de le
manoir en chelcun ville; et poit ellre. Et pur ceo refpondes, &c.



BeTermino PaJcJuc, A°. xxxi. Hen. VI. • '

( 13- Un " Habeas corpora" vers les Jurors fuit retorne fervie per le Viconte, et parcele per

un Bailie dun Kranchife. Et ceo fuit ajuge mal retourne, et le Viconte amerci : car ceo fu:t
entier Jurie. Car fuit dit per JFOrtCfCUG> que poit ellre que les Jurors demeurent deho s 1:
Franchife, et iffrnt le baily ne poit eux garner pur ceo que ils font dehors, et ils font
fufficient ; et auxi poit ellre que ils ont terres deins, et demurgent dehors, &c. Asuton :
Si un dillres foit agarde a le Viconte lur un Brief de " Droit de garde" ove proclamacion,
et quant al dillres le Viconte retorne Ala/n/avi Bnlivo talis liber tatis^ qui viilu fic rej'poidii.
Exitiis, ij'c. extra qiiam, ivx. Ilfmt poit eflra icy que afcun des Jurors font deins le
bVanchile, et n'ont rien dehors; en quel cas come me femble le Viconte poit fervir le brief
quant a ceux e|ue font dehors, et le baily de eux qui iont de deins, &c. ..fTOl'tCfCllC .* Jeo
denie vollre cas: car envers un perlon un officer fervira tout le briel : et pin- ceo il feral le
proclamation, et auxi fervira le " Dill;ringas " mes li ils furent plufors defendants en un
"Capias," ou " Dillringas ;" quanta un il bien dira ma>klavi Ballivo qui, i^c. et envt|rs
un auter il fervira le brief luy meftne, &:c. Mes auter eft de dillres envers Jurors : car h
un Juror demeurt deins le Eranchife, et ad terre dehors, et rien dedems ; ou denieurt
dehors, et ad dedeins, et riens dehors, il fera lervi ]iar le Viconte et nemy parcele par le
baily, mes entiere par le Viconte, ou par le baily: et ilfmt en cell: cas. Purque, ;'.:c.



De Termino Pajchx, A°. xxxi. Hem. VI.
f. 13 b. En un "Indicavit" auterfois fue per W. Boteraux, Chlvaler, diredf a's Officiers et



of Sir yoIiJi Fortefcue. 29

In an "Attaint" brought againft one who recovered by AfTize, the plaintiff in the C 12b.
Adize pleaded non tenure : and it was held not to be a good plea in his mouth. Then
he fhowed how the Affize was "of his frank tenement in Dale, Vale aid Sale," and
the " Attaint " is " ready on their oath to recognize if A., who fues the attaint, difleiled the
plaintiff in the Affize of the manor of Dale, and ten acres of land, ten acres of meadow, and
twenty acres of wood, with the appurtenances in the laid towns." Chock : judgment of
the writ ; for the writ fliall be general where the Affize is, " if A. diffeifed the plaintiff in the
Affize of his tenement, &c." and not of the "manor, land, meadow, and wood," fpecially, 1
as the plaint is : for there was no Inch Affize ; and alio the tenant has anfwered as
tenant of parcel of the lands in one town, and ot parcel in another ; and by this
" Attaint " all fhall be underftood as being in each town. Wherefore, &c. JFOCtCfCUC ;
As to the flrll point, the forms of the writ, both general and fpecial, are both good : und as
to what you fay that all will be underftood to be entirely in each town, it is not fo ; for it
ffiall be underftood that parcel of the lands, or of tlie manor, are in each town ; and it ■
may be fo. And therefore aniwer, &:c.

Rafter Term, 31 Hen. VI.

A " Habeas Corpora " againft the jurors was returned as ferved by the fticriff", and partly f- Z-
by a bailiff of a liberty. And tliis was adjudged a bad return, and the flieriff was amerced,
for this was an entire jury. For it was faid by jrOttCfCUC that perhaps the jurors live
outfide the liberty, and lb the bailift' cannot warn them, becaufe they are outfide, and they '

have fufficient ; and alfo perhaps they have lands within, and live without, &c. Ashton :
li a diftrefs be awarded to the flieriff on a writ of " Right of ward" with proclamation, and as
to the diftrefs the flierift" returns " I have ordered the bailiff of fuch liberty, who hath anfwered
to me thus — The iffues bcc, beyond which, &c.''' ; fo here perhaps fome of the jurors are
within the liberty, and have nothing outfide ; in fuch cafe it feems to me that the flierift" fliall '

ferve the writ as to thofe who are outfide, and the bailiff as to thofe who are within. JTottCfCllC .' • \
I deny your cafe ; for againft one perfon one officer fliall ferve the whole writ ; and therefore
he fliall make proclamation; and alio fliall ferve the " Diftrefs." But if there were many 1

defendants in a "Capias" or " Dilbingas," as to one he fliall well fay, " I have ordered the
bailiff', &c." and againft another he fliall ferve the writ himfelf, &c. But it is different in a
diftrefs againft jurors ; for if a juror lives in the liberty, and has land outfide and nothing 1

within ; or lives outfide, and has [land] within, and nothing outfide, he fliall be ferved by
the flieriff, and not partly by the bailiff'; but entirely by the flierltf, or by the bailiff": ;nd
fo in this cafe. Wherefore, &c.

Rafter 'Tenn^ 31 Hen. \'\.
In an " Indicavit" formerly fued by \V. Boteraux, knight, dlreiftcLl to the officers and f. 13 b.



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30 Rcpo?'ts of the ymlgincnts^ etc.

Commiflioners TEvefque tl'Exceftre eux prohibite de tenir uti pic que fuit devant eux par
entre uii Beiiet, rctIorei)i et Sucios CapelLe B. Mar'ue de Snlploji in Co»i. Dfvon, prcprie-
tarios Capell^ parocliue de Puiindjloke in Com. Conmbi.e, plaintif ct T. 11. Parfon de
Eglife de Minller, autcniient apjielld Calcurue deins nicfnie le County, de quel l-'.glife le
dit Boteraux fuit Patron ; de ceo que le dit T. ie dit reclftorie et Societe deforce d'aver le
nioite des grofTes Difmes et meindrez dlfmes de le manor de Wolbefton deins le dit paroifle
de P. qui aiiionte al valu de viij marks par an. ; par force de quel ils furceflerent. Sur
que vient ore (pur le dit reftor et I'es Compagnons), Hingeston, et monftra cell: matter a
la Court, et dit que per le Statut de Regia prohibitione, et coHJunSim feojfutis {in fine),
11 eft ordeine, que nul " Prohibition" de prohibiter le Court Chreftien a tenir pie des Difmes
ne fera grant devant que lis fit contejlata in Curia Chriftianitatis des difmes, et ceo a le
" Capitali Jufticiario," fcavoir a le Chancelor foit certifie per infped:ion d'un libe de mefme le
pie a luy monftre et certifie; et Sir, nul tiel matter fuit fait; purque cele " ladicavit " fuit
malement grante. Purque nous prions un " Confultatlon." jTOCtCfCUC \ Si il fuit come
vous dites, il fuit malement fait ; mes uncore vous n'aures un general brief, mes fpeci..!
reherfant le matter coment il fuit malement grante; pur cele caule dit que nonobftanr qu ;
ils alerent avant tanque il avoit auterment en commandement de le Roy, et cefl: ier i
f. 14. a tiel entent que ils purront apres aver un libel, et monftrer a le Chancelor color pur ave ■ u 1
novel Prohibition. Et al darrein fuit monftre a la court coment un libel fuit monftre a 1 ■
Chancelor, et ceo recorda un Maiftre de la Chancery, que fuit Doc^eur de la Ley, per le
quel fuit prove " litem efTe conteftatam." JTOftCfCUC \ ^ue appelles vous " lis contefbita ?"
Newton (Dodeur) : " Lis conteftata " eft quand le libel eft mis eins en le Court, etl;
defendant eft mis a refpondre a ceo, et il ad done relpons, fur que appert c^ue le c roic
des difmes feroit determine. JTOVtCfCUC I Vous dites bien ; fuit iflint en cele lioel .■■
Whetton : Oil, Sire. J^Ol'tCfCUC ; Palfes oul^ie. IIingesfom: Sire donques nous dion^us
que le dit Redtor &:c. eft Parfon del Eglife de P. emparfonce ; et diomus auxy que melme
le Parfonage et le Vicarage de mefme I'Eglife de P. valent per annum xl livres, et le jfle
come appert per le libel n'eft que des difmes a la valu des viij marks : ilTint de la meincier
valu de iv part; le quel matter, &c. Et priomus un " Conlultation." jToVtCfCUC .* Ore] il
eft a voir s'il lera pris a la valu de le Parfonage par foy mefme, ou de le Parfonage
et Vicaraae enfemblement, &c. Hingeston : 11 aura relation a ambideux : car ils deux font
forfque un Elfglife, et ceftuy que eft Patron de le Patronage, ell Parfon et Patron de
le Vicarage auxy : iflint in eft'ecl forfque un en foy et pur ceo il aura relation a unbideux.
Yelverton ; liftnt me femble que fi le Vicar foit emplede d'afcun chofe que appc rtient a fa
Vicarage, il aura aide de le Parfon ; iillnt (|ue ii le Vicarage foit deminiflie, il aura plus de le
Parfonage, fi le remenant ne foit fufHcient : et illint eft li le Parfonage foit empovrifhe, et



of Sir John Fortefcue. 31

commiffioners of the Bifhop of Exeter, they were prohibited from holding a plea that was
before them between one Benet, reftor, and the fellows of the Chapel of the Virgin Mary in
Salpton, CO. Devon, proprietors of the chapel of the parhh of Poundltoke, in 'he county of
Cornwall, plaintiffs, and T. H. parfon of the Church of Minfter, otherwife called Calcarne,
in the iame county, defendant, of wliich church the faid Boteraux was patron ; in that he,
the iaid T., deforces the faid recilor and fellows from having the moiety of the greater and
leffer tithes of the manor of Wolbefton, in the faid parilh of P., which amount to the value
of viij marcs by the year; by force of W'hich they furceafed. Whereupon now, for the fud
redor and his companions, comes Hingeston, and fhowed this matter to the Court, and lays
that by the Statute of "Royal prohibition," and of "joint feoffees" (near the end), it is
ordained that no " Prohibition " to prohibit the Court Chriftian from holding a plea of the
tithes ("hall be granted before the caufe be contefted in Court Chriftian as to the tithes , and
this to be certified to the Chief Jullice, that is the Chancellor, by infpeftion of a libel of the
fame plea to him fhown and certified. And, Sir, no fuch thing was done; therefore tnis :
"Indicavit" was granted wrongfully. Wherefore we pray a " Confultation." JrOl'tCfCUC ;
If it was as you fiiy, it was wrongfully done ; but ftill you lliall not have a general writ, but
a fpecial one, rehearfing the matter and how it was wrongfully granted. For this caule
it faid that, notwithftanding, they fhould proceed until they fhould be otherwife ordered by
the King ; yet it fhall be to fuch intent that they might afterwards have a libel, and iTiow it i. 14-
to the Chancellor for the purpoie of having a new Prohibition. And at laft it was fliown to
the Court how a libel was fhown to the Chancellor; and this a Mafter of Chancery recorded,
who was doiftor of law, whereby it was proved to be " lis conteftata." JFortCfCUC .' What
do you call a " lis conteftata?" Newton (Doctor): "Lis conteftata " is when a libel is
brought into Court, and the defendant is put to anfwer thereto, and he has given anfwer ;
whereon it appears that the right of the tithes is to be determined. jTOttCfCUCl "i'ou fay
well; was it fo in this libel? Whetton : Yes, Sir. jFOVtCfCUC I I'afs on. Hingeston: |

Sir, then we fay that the faid reiftor, d:c. is parfon imparfonce of the church of P. ; ami we :

allb fay that the fame parfonage and the vicarage of the fame church of P. are worth yearly
xl. pounds ; and the plea, as appears by the libel, is only of the tithes to the value of
viij. marcs; and fo is of lefs value than one-fourth; which matter, &c. And we , pray
a " Confultation." jTOttCfCUC : Now we mufl: fee if it ftiall be taken with relation to the
value of the parfonage by itfelf, or to the parfonage and vicarage together, &c. Hingesion :
It will have relation to both ; for they two are only one church, and he who is patron of he
parfonage is parfon, and patron of the vicarage alfo ; fo in effeft it is only one thing in itf 'If,
and therefore it fhall refer to both. Yelverton : So it feems to me; for if the vicai be
impleaded of anything which pertains to his vicarage, he fhall have aid of the parfon ; fo
that if the vicarage be diminiflied, he fhall have more from the parfonage, if what remains be
not fufiicient ; and fo it is if the parfonage be impoveriftied, and lb decayed, that neither the



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32 Repot' ts of the 'Judgnients^ etc.

tant decays que le Parfonage per Toy, ne le Vicarage font fufBcients de eux fufteiier ; donques
le Vicarage fera determine et reftitute a le Parfonage : et a ceo accordent les Dodleurs. Et
fi un charge tuit furdie iur le \'icarage, il fera reconipence de le pcrfonagc; et ceo prove hien
n'elt en efFeiil forfque un Eglife ; et pur ceo aura relation a la valu d'umhideux. jTOl'tCfCUC \
Moy femble le contrary ; car nient ohllant que poit eftre par fodcine aventure que le Vicarage
ou Parfonage poit eflre en tant decaye, que tout le Vicarage fera rejoint a le Parfonage,
uncore ceo ne prove mes qu'ils font ore perpetuel chefcun aperluy. Car avowfon de Vicarage
poit eftre grante a autre par le ReCtor ou per fes Compagnons, et I'avowfon de le Parfonage
demurre en eux, et brief de " Droit d'avowfon" de Parfonage purroit eftre porte a par luy,
et autre de le Vicarage a par luy ; et iftint il n'aura relation forfque a la valu de le Par-
fonage tantiim : et iilint font ils feveral avowfons. Vx Sire, a ma conceit le Statut de Weftm.
ij cum per breve Indicuvit i))ipediatiir Reitor alicujiis Ecclefi.c, &:c. fuit oxleine pur
ceo que quand afcun pie uft efte en Court Chreftien des dilines, ils en ceft Ph.ce voillent
granter un " Indicavit," par quel ils ullent furcelfe en Court Chreftien, en le quel il fuit
a la valu de la iv part, ou de nieindre ; et nul " Confultation " ceft Court voile granter, ne
afcun brief de " Droit " de difmes Patrono RcLloris fic impediti, ne metter en certein le
quel valu, pur [ceo] il fera entendu de chefcune valu ; iftint a ma conceit le valu ne fait ritn
en ceft cas. HiNGEsroN : Jeo entends que le brief de Droit des Difmes fuit a la Commc n
r 14 b. L.ey. JTOrtCfCllC .' Monftres ceo, et donques jeo vous croyeray. IIinceston : Sir, le
13 Ed. 1. Statut " de Regia prohibitione " eft, '■'■ ubi Re^or agat coram ReBure de dec'wiis majoribus
vel ninioribus dummodo non fetatiir quarta pars alicnjus Eeclefue non jacet prohibitio :"
et iflint font nos livres, &c. jFOl'tCfCllC Nous voillomus eftre avis; gardes voftre jour
tanque al' prochein Ferme. Et le brief de " Indicavit" fuit de ceft forme, &c.
f. 15. En brief iur le ftatut de "forcible entre" jiorte vers deux; Lii'tleton monftia

coment autretbis apres le declaration et emparlance fun avoit fait defaut; et ceo recorde ; I'autre
avoit plede de rien culpable. Et un " Nifi prius" fuit grante fur ceo, que remaine a lei
jour de " Nifi prius" pur defaut des Jurors. Et Sire, nous diomus que cefty qui pleda ell
mort puis le jourde " Nifi prius." Et prioms brief al Viconte vers lautre qui ad tait defaut,
pur enquerer des damages. P'.t I'attorne cefty qui mort fuit allegea que il tuit en vie.
JTOttCfCUC I Ceo ne poit faire iffuc : car s"il auroit le pie, ceo feroit pur mifchief de fon
Maiftre, et il eft pluftoft availe a luy cjue autrement : et fi I'iflue feroit prife, et fuit trie
enconter I'attourney, que aviendra de ceo ? Riens, iS:c. Et Sire, le jour que feroit done fur
ceft pie feroit done a I'attorne, et nient a fon Maiftre, iftint le pie feroit difcontinue : car le
Maiftre n'averoit jour ; car le jour ne feroit done a vin tiel par attorne. Et de I'autre part,
s'il foit en vie le pie poit eftre diftcontinue per tiel maner, de que fautre aura brief d'Error



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parfonage by itfclf, nor the vicarage, is fufficient to fupport them; then the vicarage fhall
determine and be reftored to the parfonage. And to this the doctors agreed. And if any
charge be placed on the vicarage, it fliall be recompenfed out of the parlonage ; and this
proves well that in effed; it is only one church, and therefore it fliall have relation to the
value of both. jTOVtCfCUC : I think the contrary ; for notwithftanding that it may happen
that by a fudden chance the vicarage or parfonage may be in fuch decay, that all the vicarage
will be rejoined to the parfonage ; ftill this only proves that they are now perpetual each by
itfelf. For the advowfon of the vicarage can be granted to another by the re^lor or by his
companions, and the advowfon of the parfonage may remain in them ; and a writ of " Right
of Advowfon" of the parfonage might be brought by itfelf, and another of the vicarage by
itfelf; and fo it will have relation to the value of the parfonage only; and fo they are feveral
advowfons. And Sir, in my opinion, the ftatute of Wertminlter 2 (" where by writ
of Indicavit any reftor of any church is prevented, &c.") was ordained becaufe Vvhen any
plea of tithes, where the value was one-fourth or lefs, was in Court Chriltian, thofe in this
" place " would grant an " Indicavit," whereby they would have furceafcd in Court Chrillian ;
and this Court will grant no " confultation " nor any writ of " Right of Tithes " to the patron
of the reftory thus prevented, and will not fet in it of what value; wherefore it fhall
be underftood of each value; fo in my opinion the value does not matter in this cafe.
HiNGHSToN : I underfland that the writ of "Right of Tithes" v/as at common law.
JFOttCfCUC .' Show this, and then I will believe you. Hin'Geston : Sir, the ftatute t". \.\h.
of "Royal Prohibition" is " when a reCfor demands tithes greater or fmaller, fo that a
fourth part of the benefice be not demanded, no prohibition lies ; '" and to this efteft are our
books, &c. jFOttCfCUC ; ^Ve will take counfel ; keep your day until next term. And
the writ of " Indicavit " was in this form, &c.

In a writ on tlie ftatuteof " forcible entrs' " brought againft two, Littleioni fhowed how tj 15.
formerly, after th.e declaration and imparlance, one had made default, and it was reconicd ;
the other had pleaded "not guilty." And a " nifi pnus " was granted thereon, wlncii I
remained on the day of " niii pnus" for default of the jurors. t\\\A Sir, we fay that lie who
pleaded is dead fince the day of " nifi prius." And we pray a writ to the OierifF againlt the '
other, who made default, to inquire into the damages. — And the attorney of him who vas
dead alleged that he was alive. JFOl'tCfCUC .* This cannot make an iffiie ; tor if he ihould
have the plea, that would be to his mafter's hurt; and it is more advantageous to hii 1 than
otherwife. And if the iffue fhould be taken and tried againft the attorney, what would
come of it ? Nothing, &c. And Sir, the day which woukl be given on this plea «o.iki be
given to the attorney, and not to the mailer, and fo the plea would be dilcontinued : for the
mafler would not have a day ; for the day would not be given to inch an one by attorney.
And on the other fide, if he be alive, the jilea may be difcontinued m fuch manner, whereby

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34 Reports of the yudgnients^ etc.

et par voie de rcfponfe, s'il n'ull: fait defaut, &c. Littleton : Nous priomua brief d'en
querir a noftre peril, &c.

En un " Oiiare inipcdit" port vers trois : Ic plaintif declara vers deux, en rien fiiit parle
de le tiers, ne continuance tait vers luy, et les autres avoient plede et deftruy le title le
plaintif et fait eux bon title. Et fur ceo prierent Jugement, et d'aver brief a I'Evefque vers
le plaintif. Hingeston : ceo ne deves aver, car tout le pie eft difcontinue : car fi home ad
un accion de tranfgreifion vers deux, ou afcun autre accion, et il difcontinue I'accion vers
I'un, il e(l diicontinue vers toutz, iifrnt icy, et s'il fuit nonfui vers I'un, il ell: nonfui vers touts.
Et pur ceo que le count eft vicious, le brief abate: car le brief et count ne font forfque un
original. Et s'il fuit fur brief de " Droit d'avowfon," et Ic Mife fuit joint, et trove pur le
tenant, fi le count foit vicious, il n'aura Jugement final, nics Ic brief abatera. JfOttCfCUC :
Nient fenible : car fur cell accion fi le plaintif foit nonfui, le defendant tera a luy title, et
aura brief al Evefque ; et en mefme le maner quand le brief abatera pur un vice .-n le count :
mes fi le defendant uft plede mifnomer de le plaintif ou de foy mefme, et le brief uil ab;ite,
ou fi le brief uft efte nient fufficient en foy, le defendant n'aura brief a I'Evefque. Mes en
celt cas le brief eft bon; et pur ceo il aura brief a I'Evefque. — Et adjornatur, &c. {l^icvrf
Legem.)

Brief de " Confpiracy" fur enditement, "de ceo que le plaintif certein jour an et lieu eve

force et Amies fur un B. inftilt inn fecit et ipjiim verberavit vuliieravit, &'e., ad tunc et ibid ni

iv.s. de denariis ipfins B. in burja Jua inventos feloYiice Jurat us ejf." Et ceft matter fuit

relierfe en fon brief, et en le conclufion de le brief, et ea occafione le querens captns, (j'c.,

f ->5 b. iniprijonatus apudB.,&c.et in prifona detent us quo iifque &c. inde acquietatus. Danb/ :

'\ Jugement de brief, car il ad compris deins fon brief, et luy compleine par fon b'ief de t'el

' chofe de quel brief de "confpiracy" ne gift, fcavoir de batery, &c. Purque, &c. Moil : :



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