Waste Act 1267

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

Waste Act 1267

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

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.

A Remedy against Accomptants. Fermors shall make no Waste.

Fitz. Brief, 791, 806.

Fitz. Process, 203.

Fitz. Exigent, 12.

1 Roll. 182. 2 Inst. 143.

IT is provided also, That if Bailiffs, which ought to make account to their Lords, do withdraw themselves, and have no Lands nor Tenements whereby they may be distrained; then they shall be attached by their Bodies, so that the Sheriffs, in whose Bailiwick they he found, shall cause them to come to make their account.

Mirror 320. 5 Co. 18.

Dyer, f. 281. Fitz. Wast, 12, 22, 30, 32, 37, 42, 43, 46, 47, 48, 53, 68, 69, 76, 78, 82, 88. 4 Co. 63. Rast. 689. 2 Inst. 144. Enforced by 6 Ed. 1. stat. 1. c. 5. which gives treble Damages. See farther 11 H. 6. c. 5. against whom Waste is maintainable.

II. Also Fermors, during their Terms, shall not make Waste, Sale, nor Exile of House, Woods, and Men, nor of any Thing belonging to the Tenements that they have to ferm, without special Licence had by Writing of Covenant, making mention, that they may do it; which Thing if they do, and thereof be convict, they shall yield full Damage, and shall be punished by Amerciament grievously.

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

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