Confirmation of Charters Act 1267

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

Confirmation of Charters Act 1267

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

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."

A Confirmation of the Great Charter, and the Charter of the Forest.

The Great Charter shall be observed in all his Articles, as well in such as pertain to the King, as to other; and that shall be enquired afore the Justices in Eyre in their Circuits, and afore the Sheriffs in their Counties, when need shall be.

(2) And Writs shall be freely granted against them that do offend, before the King, or the Justices of the Bench, or before Justices in Eyre, when they come into those Parts.

(3) Likewise the Charter of the Forest shall be observed in all his Articles, and the Offenders, when they be convict, shall be grievously punished by our Sovereign Lord the King in Formabove mentioned.'

15 E. 4. 13.

2 Inst. 108.

Note : this act is listed in the Chronological Table of Statutes as the Confirmation of Charters Act 1267

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