British Borough Charters 1216-1307

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Adolphus Ballard, James Tait
Cambridge University Press, Oct 31, 2010 - History - 400 pages
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This volume is a continuation of Adolphus Ballard's study of medieval borough charters, British Borough Charters 1042-1216. After Ballard's death in 1915, completion of his work was undertaken by Professor James Tait, (1862-1944) and first published in 1923. Tait follows Ballard's structure from his previous work and divides this volume into two parts. In the first part Tait analyses a comprehensive collection of borough documents and charters dating from between 1216 and 1307 to examine changes in the development of boroughs, burgage and mercantile privileges, and the effect of the growth in trade and trade regulation during this period. Differences between borough charters in the twelfth and the thirteenth century are also discussed. The second half of this volume provides extensive examples of borough documents in Latin, with English translations, including examples of borough formation, jurisdictional, mercantile and tenurial privileges and the development of public services.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
xvii
The Borough in the Thirteenth Century
xlviii
Table showing Contents of Charters
xc
FORMATION OF BOROUGH
1
Grant of Toll 252
23
Grant of Burgages
45
Gablum etc
53
Building Burgages
60
St Assize of Cloth 6 f Release from Certain Fines 7 Recovery of a Burgesss Goods bailed to a Felon
224
Gaolers Fees
225
E Distress i a Distraint by Burgesses for their Debts
226
Distraint by the Lord for Burgess Debts
227
c Distraint for Payments to the Lord
228
Dealing with Distresses 233
233
f Distress on Bailed Goods 5 Distress to enforce an Agreement 235
235
Distress for Rent or Service
236

Area of Burgages
62
Rights of Timber Turf etc Rights of Way
63
Grant of Pasture
70
Grant of Fishery
85
Restraints on Sales
88
f Preemption by Lord 12 Preemption by Kin
89
Dues on Sales
90
Liberty of Making Will
91
Intestate Succession Primogeniture
93
Reliefs and Heriots
95
Liberty of Marriage
97
Wardship
98
Widows Free Bench
100
в TENURIAL PRIVILEGES 1 Grant of Kings Peace
104
Warranty of Lands
105
Freedom from Forest Laws
106
No Scotale etc
108
No Billetting or Purveyance
110
Limitation of Lords Credit
111
Naval Services
115
Aids and Tallages
116
Riding Service
120
Agricultural Services
121
f Merchet 17 Suit of Mill and Oven
122
Burgesss Right to dispose of his Chattels
128
Forced Service as Officials
129
BURGESS FRANCHISE 1 Free Burgesses
132
Freedom to Sons of Burgesses
133
a Freedom by Marriage to Heiress of Burgess
134
JURISDICTIONAL PRIVILEGES
145
B Modes of Trial
184
Procedure 1 Times for Holding Courts
196
Place of Trial I9
199
Who may not sue
200
Essoins
201
Default of Appearance etc
203
Miskenning and Faulty Defence etc
204
f Entry of Judgment 8 Attachment and Imprisonment
208
Presidents of Borough Courts
211
Withdrawal of Appeal
212
Limitation of Adjournments 213
213
Punishments 1 Freedom from Murder Fine etc
214
Limitation of Amercements 215
215
Assize of Bread and Beer
221
Distress for Tallages and Aids
237
F Borough and Shire 1 County Courts and Assizes
239
G Authority to make Byelaws etc i Power to make Ordinances and Agreements
240
MERCANTILE PRIVILEGES A Markets and Fairs i Ban of Trade to Borough
241
Grant and Regulation of Market
246
Grant of Fair
248
f Schedule of Tolls 6 Penalties for Evasion of Toll
253
Freedom from Toll General
254
Freedom from Toll Partial
262
Prohibition of Illegal or Wrongly Levied Toll
269
Reservation of Toll
270
Liberty of Access to Markets and Fairs
271
Free Navigation of Rivers
274
Interference with Market
275
Free incoming and outgoing for Burgesses and their Goods
276
Site of Markets and Fairs
277
B Guilds and Trading i Merchant Guild
278
Craft Guilds
283
Monopoly of Trade to Guild
284
Monopoly of Trade to Burgess Foreign Merchants
285
Liberty to Trade
289
Monopoly of Keeping Inn and Brewing
291
f Scavage 9 Purchases of Stolen Property
292
Forestalling and Regrating etc Brokers
293
il Lords Preemption of Goods
298
Sale of Wines in Boroughs
299
Handclasp Bargains
301
The Jews
302
BOROUGH FINANCES 1 Firma Burgi
303
a Allowances from Farm
325
Prises and Captions
326
Aids to Farm etc
333
Letting to Farm
336
Grant of Vacant Places
337
Grant of Mills
338
Grant of Wreck
339
Grant and Confirmation of Lands and Houses
342
Grant of a Court and its Profits
343
Municipal Tallages
344
BOROUGH OFFICERS
351
PUBLIC SERVICES
373
BIBLIOGRAPHY
388
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