Real Actions Act 1267 (c.26)

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

Real Actions Act 1267 (c.26)

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

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 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.

What Day shall be given to him that is vouched to Warranty.

IT is provided, That none, being vouched to Warranty before our Justices in Eyre, in Plea of Land or Tenement, shall be amerced from henceforth because he was not present when he was vouched to Warranty, except the first Day of the coming of the Justices: But if the Party vouched be within the Shire, then the Sheriff shall be commanded to cause him to come within the third or fourth Day, according to the Distance of the Place, as it was wont to be done in the Circuit of the Justices. And if he dwell without the Shire, then he shall have reasonable Summons of fifteen Days at the least, after the Discretion of the Justices, and the Common Law.

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

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