|Author:||Wilkinson, John, of Bernards Inne.|
|Title:||A treatise collected out of the statutes of this commonwealth, and according to common experience of the lawes, concerning the office and authorities of coroners and sherifes together with an easie and plaine method for the keeping of a court leet, court baron, and hundred court, &c. / by John Wilkinson of Bernards Inne, Gent. ; to which is added the returne of writts by John Kitchin Esq ; now all published in English.|
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A treatise collected out of the statutes of this commonwealth, and according to common experience of the lawes, concerning the office and authorities of coroners and sherifes together with an easie and plaine method for the keeping of a court leet, court baron, and hundred court, &c. / by John Wilkinson of Bernards Inne, Gent. ; to which is added the returne of writts by John Kitchin Esq ; now all published in English.
Wilkinson, John, of Bernards Inne., Kitchin, John.
London: Printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, R. Best, and G. Bedell ..., 1651.
Coroners -- England.
Sheriffs -- England.
Writs -- England.
To the Courteous Reader.
A COMPENDIOUS TREATISE, WHEREIN is set forth the Office and authority of a CORONER.
Of wilfull Murther.
OF THE AVTHORITY OF A SHERIFE, And how and in what manner he ought to execute his Office in all things that are in use.
The nature of Executions, and of how many s orts they are.
The entrance into the Sherifes Account.
The manner and form how to keep a Court Leet, or a Law-day with all things thereunto apper∣taining as followeth.
Misprision of Treason.
Felonies by Statute Law, Rape.
Hunters by night.
Defacers of a mans Phisnomy.
Servants imbesselling their masters goods.
Witches and Sorcerers.
Felonies by the Common Law.
Affraies and blood-sheds.
Hue and Cry.
Constables and Tythingmen to punish Rogues.
Who are said to be Rogues.
Stocks in every Tything.
Artillery to be maintained.
Buts in every Tything.
Playes or Games.
Shooting in Guns.
Purprestures and Assarts.
Bonds and markes.
High-wayes or foot-steps stopped up.
Common Bridges broken.
Common pounds broken.
Sleepers by day, and walkers by night.
Forestallers, Regraters, and Ingrossers.
Cattel sold with in five weeks.
Conspiracy of victualers.
False Waights and double Measures.
Refuse to go to muster.
Waifes, s traies, and felons goods.
THE Manner and form how to keep a Court BARON.
The manner and form how to keep an Hundred Court, or Court Baron, commonly called a three-weeks Court, and a Court of Ancient Deme sne, as followeth.
The forme of Proce sse in base Courts, which are Courts of Record.
Now here doe follow divers and sundry formes of declarations and pleadings incident and belonging to this Court, as followeth.