Distress Act 1267 (c.15)

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Distress Act 1267 (c.15)
the English Parliament

Statutes made at Marlborough, alias Marleberge, 18 Novemb. Anno 52 HEN. III. and Anno Dom. 1267.


Distress Act 1267 (c.15)


1267 (52 Hen. 3) C A P. XV.


IN the Year of Grace, One thousand two hundred sixty seven, the two and fiftieth Year of the Reign of King HENRY, Son of King JOHN, in the Utas of St. Martin, the said King our Lord providing for the better Estate of his Realm of England, and for the more speedy Ministration of Justice, as belongeth to the Office of a King, the more discreet Men of the Realm being called together, as well of the higher as of the lower Estate: It was provided, agreed, and ordained, that whereas the Realm of England of late had been disquieted with manifold Troubles and Dissensions; for Reformation whereof Statutes and Laws be right necessary, whereby the Peace and Tranquillity of the People*2 must be observed:Wherein the King, intending to devise convenient Remedy, hath made these Acts, Ordinances, and Statutes underwritten, which he willeth to be observed for ever firmly and inviolably of all his Subjects, as well high as low.


In what Places Distresses shall not be taken.


IT shall be lawful for no Man from henceforth, for any manner of Cause, to take Distresses out of his Fee, nor in the King's High-way, nor in the common Street, but only to the King or his Officers having special Authority to do the same.


8 Co. 60. 7 H. 7. 1. 22 Ed. 4. 49.

Fitz. Bar. 281. Fitz. Trespass, 188. Fitz. Brief, 511, 842. Fitz. Avowry, 87, 232. 2 Inst. 133. Rast. 226. Regist. 98, 183. 9 Ed. 2. stat. 1. c. 9. 2 Inst. 131. Cro. El. 710.

Note : this act is listed in the Chronological Table of Statutes as the Distress Act, 1267



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