Beaupleader Act 1267

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Statutes made at Marlborough, aliasMarleberge, 18 Novemb. Anno 52 HEN. III. andAnno Dom. 1267.

Beaupleader Act 1267

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

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."

No Fines shall be taken for Beaupleader.

IT is provided also, That from henceforth neither in the Circuit of Justicers, nor in Counties, Hundreds, and Court Barons, any Fines shall be taken of any Man for Fair-Pleading, nor so that any Occasion shall be.

Enforced by 3 Ed. 1. c. 8. & 1 Ed. 3. stat. 2. c. 8. Regist. 179. 2 Inst. 122.

II. And it is to be known, that by this Act Fines certain, or Loans assessed since the time that our Lord the King first passed into Britain, are not taken away.

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

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