Forcible Entry Act 1381

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Original text[edit]

Et Auxint le Roi defende q nully desore face entree en aucunes tres & tenz sinoun en cas ou entree est done p la loy, & en cell cas nemye a forte main ne a multitude des gentz, einz tantsoulement en [lisible & aisee][1][2] mane, et si nully desore face a contraire & ent soit convict duement soit puniz p emprisonment.

Translation into English[edit]

And also the King defendeth, that none from henceforth make any entry into lands and tenements, but in case where entry is given by the law; and in such case not with strong hand, nor with multitude of people, but only in [peaceable][3] and easy manner. And if any man from henceforth do the contrary, and thereof be duly convict, he shall be punished by imprisonment.

Notes[edit]

  1. Alternative reading due to Rot. Parl. nu." 71:"lisible aisee & peisible"
  2. Alternative reading in printed copies of the Act: "peasible & aisee"
  3. Alternative reading: "lawful"

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