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630 C. 1 Anno tricesimo tertio Henerici VI.   A. D. 1455

the Goods which were of their said Lords and Masters, at the Time of their Death, and the fame distributed amongst them, to the Impediment of the Execution of the Will of their said Lords and Masters, and to the great Displeasure of GoD, and also contrary to the Duty and Truth which they ought to have had towards their said Lords and Masters, and to a perilous Example in Time to come, unless due Remedy in this Behalf be provided. (2) Wherefore the same Lord the King, by the Advice, Assent, and Authority aforesaid, hath ordained and established. That after full Information made to the Chancellor of England for the time being, by the Executors of any such Lord or Person, or two of the said Executors, of such Riot, Taking, and Spoil made, or hereafter to be made, by the Houshold-Servants of their or his said Testator after his Death, the same Chancellor, by the Advice of the Chief Justices of the King's Bench, and of the Common Bench, and Chief Baron of the Exchequer for the time being, or two of them, vhall have Power to make so many, and such Writs, to be directed to such Sheriffs by their Discretion, as to them in this Behalf shall seem necessary, to make open Proclamation in such Cities, Boroughs, Towns, or Places, two Market-Days within Twelve Days next after the Delivery of the same Writs, as to the same Chancellor, by the Advice aforesaid, shall seem reasonable. That the said Offenders shall appear before the same our Lord the King, or his Heirs, in his Bench, at vuch a Day as by the said Writ shall be limited, so that the said last: Proclamation be made by Fifteen Days before the same Day of Appearance ; (3) and if any vuch Writ be returned at the Day contained in the said Writ, and the Writ be executed, that Proclamation is thereupon had and made occording to the said Ordinance, and then if the said Person or Persons, which should appear by reason of the said Proclamation, make Default at the Day specified in the said Writ, and do not appear, then he or they so making Default shall be attainted of Felony.'

Ex rot. Turr. Lond.

minorum & magistrorum tempore mortis eorundem violenter & riotose ceperunt dispoliaverunt & ea inter se distribuerunt in executionis voluntatis dictorum dominorum & magistrorum suorum impedimentum ac gravem Dei displicentiam nec non contra fidem & veritatem quas ipsi penes dominos & magistros suos habere debuislent exemplumque imposterum valde periculosum nisi debitum in ea parte provideatur remedium. Quamobrem idemdominus Rex de avisamento avsensu & aucloritate predictis ordinavit & stabilivit quod post plenam informationem Cancellario Anglic pro tempore existenti per executores aliquorum hujusmodi dominorum sive persone aut duos eorundem executorum factam de aliqua hujusmodi riota captura & dispoliatione factis aut imposterum faciendis per familiares servientes dicti testatoris sui post mortem suam idem Cancellarius de avisamento Capitalium Justiciariorum de Banco ipsuis Domini Regis & de communi Banco ac Capitalis Baronis Scaccarii pro tempore existentis aut duorum eorum habeat potestatem faciendi tot & talia brevia dirigenda talibus vicecornitibus per eorum discretionem quot & qualia eis in ea parte videbuntur necessaria ad faciend' publicam proclamationem in talibus civitatibus burgis sive villis duobus diebus mercatoriis infra duodecim dies prox' post deliberationem eorundem brevium quibus idem Cancellario de avisamento predicto videbitur rationabile quod dicti malefadlores compareant coram ipso Domino Rege seu heredibus suis in Banco suo ad talem diem qualis per dictum breve erit limitatus sic quod dicta ultima proclamatio per quindecim dies ante eundem diem apparitionis fiat. Et si aliquod hujusmodi breve retornatum sit ad diem in eodem brevi contentum & breve sit executum quod proclamatio superinde habita & facta ordinationi predicle concordans existat et tunc fi dicte persone vel persona que comparerent vel compareret ratione dicte proclamationis ad diem in dicto brevi specificatum defaltam faciant vel faciat & con compareant vel non compareat ipse vel ipsa defaltam sic facientes vel faciens sint vel sit attinct' de felonia. }}

II. And if any such Persons or Person do appear at the same Day, then the Justices of the said King's Bench shall have Power, by the said Ordinance, to commit such Person or Persons, so appearing, to Prison, there to remain according to the said Justices Discretion, until the said Offenders in the said Bench do answer to the said Executors in such Actions, which the said Executors will declare against them, or any of them, by Bill or by Writ, for the Riot, taking, and spoiling aforesaid, and that the same Actions be determined ; (2) so that the same Actions be purvued with Effect, and not slackly, to the Intent to keep the same Person or Pervons in Prison.'

Et si hujusmodi persone vel persona ad talem diem compareant vel compareat tunc Justiciarii de dicto Banco Domini Regis habeant potestatem per ordinaiionem predictam committendi talem pervonam vel personas sic comparentem vel comparentes privone ibidem juxta discretionem dictorum Justiciariorum moratur' quousque dicti malefactores in banco predicto presatis executoribus respondeant in talibus actionibus quales dicti executores versus ipvos seu aliquem ipvorum per billam vel per breve pro riota captura & dispoliatione predictis declarare volunt et quod eedem actiones sint determinate Ita quod actiones predicte prosequantur cum effectu & non remisve ea intentione ad dictas personas vel personam in prisona custodiend'. }}{{xlat |III. And if such Persons or Person be set at Liberty out of Prison by the said Justices, that then the same Persons or Person shall find sufficient Persons to be bounden with them to the said executors, by way of Recognisance in the said Bench, by Discretion of the Justices, to keep such Days as he or they shall have by the same Court; (2) and if the Keepers

A Gaoler's Forfeiture for setting at Liberty a Prisoner committed to his Custody by Force of this Statute.Et si hujusmodi persone vel persona extra prisonam per dictos Justiciarios fuerint vel fuerit elargat' quod tunc cedem persone vel persona inveniant vel inveniat sufficientcs personas secum obligandas prefatis executoribus per viam recognitionis in dicto Banco per discretionem justitiariorum ad custodiend'

tales dies quales ipsa vel ipse habebit vel habebunt per