Redisseisin Act 1267

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

Redisseisin Act 1267

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

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."

The Punishment of those which commit Redisseisin.

1 H. 8. f. 1. 2 Inst. 114. Rast. 10. 548. V. N. B. 108. F. N. B. 188, 189.

20 H. 3. c. 3. Regist. 206. Enforced and extended by 13 Ed. 1. stat. 1. c. 26. which gives double Damages.

They which be taken and imprisoned for Redisseisin, shall not be delivered without special Commandment of our Lord the King, and shall make Fine with our Lord the King for their Trespass. And if it be found, that the Sheriff delivereth any contrary to this Ordinance, he shall be grievously amerced therefore; and nevertheless, they which are so delivered by the Sheriff without the King's Commandment, shall be grievously punished for their Trespass.'

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

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