the history of english law before the time of edward I

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CUP Archive, 1895

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Contents

Position of the life tenant 8 Tenant for life and the law
9
The gift to a man and his beirs 13 Duration of a fee 14 Limited
18
Influence of the forma doni
27
Contrast between seisin and proprietary rights 33 Seisin and eujoy
34
doctrine of seisin
40
action against the third hand 45 Proof of seisin and proof of owner
46
prohibition of selfhelp 52 Trespass and disseisin 53 Disseisin
55
Acquisition of seisin by an abator 61 Scope of the assize
61
Legitim in Glanvill 350 Legitim in Bracton 350 Later history
349
of legitim 351 The kings court and legitim 352 The church courts
355
Desperation in Normandy 359 The bishop and
363
Marriage pp 364399
364
astical jurisdiction 366 Victory of the church courts 367 Canonical
374
Marriage and dower 374 Marriage and inheritance 375 Putative
385
Probibited degrees 387 Affinity 388 Marriage
391
Husband and Wife pp 399_436
399

of entry 63 Writs sur disseisin 64 Scope of the action 64
67
Relativity of ownership 77 Ancient history of owner
80
Symbolic livery 85 AngloSaxon landbooks 87 Law in the Norman
90
Possession under a fine 96 Fines in the Angevin age 96 Procedure
100
Insecurity of the termor 107 Failure of the old doctrine
107
The termor and the writ of trespass 108 Further protection of
116
The gage and the beneficial lease 121 The Bractonian gage 122
123
kinds of rents 129 Nontenurial rents 130 Rents charge as things
131
Actions for advowsons 137 Conveyance of advowsons 138 Seisin
148
Mobilia
155
the action 162 Defence of birth and rearing 163 Defence by voucher
163
of bailees 170 The bailor and the third hand 172 Action of detinue
173
the bailor property? 176 Evolution of ownership 177 Pecuniary
181
the formal contract 186 The handgrasp
188
written document as a form 192 English law in cent xii 193
197
debt in Glanvill 204 Rarity of actions of debt 205 Proprietary
210
the action 218 Requirement of writing 219 Action of account
221
the use of another 230 The use of lands 232 Feudalism and con
232
as a unit 240 No clans in England 241 No permanent organization
242
Coownership and aliquot shares 247 Birthrights 248 History
253
Influence of feudalism 261 Primogeniture 262 Primo
264
In Glanvill and Bracton 268 Partible lands 270 Gavelkind
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Spread of primogeniture 273 Inheritance by
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Casus Regis
284
The question in Glanvill 289 Effect of homage on inheritance 291
291
Inheritance among collaterals 296 The parentelic system
297
admissible stocks 300 Worthiness of blood 301 The halfblood
302
The Last Will pp 314356
312
obit gift and the royal land book 318 The deathbed distribution
318
obit gifts of chattels 324 Evolution of definite law
325
Attempts to devise land 329 Devisable burgages 330 Probate
331
The will with executors 334 Origin of the executor 335 The executor
337
Control over executors 342 The executor in temporal courts
343
bands land 404 3 Wifes chattels 404 4 Husbands chattels
405
rights in wifes land 409 Alienation of wifes land 409 The wifes
414
Wifes rights during marriage 422 Alienation by husband 424
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The wifes contracts 434 The influence of seisin 435
436
Paternal power in cent xii 438 Infancy and majority 438 Pro
443
The Ancient Law pp 449462
449
Kinds of punishment 452 Crime and revenue 453 Cnuts pleas of
457
Causes of the change 462 The kings peace 463 Felony
464
Import of felony 467 Premeditated assault 468 Malice aforethought
470
Absolute liability for harm done 471 Liability for the acts of slaves
477
Homicide by young children 484 Limits of misadventure
483
Larceny 494 Manifest theft 496 Petty larceny
497
by levying war 505 Compass of treason in cent xiii
506
Minor punishments 513 Amercements 513 Imprisonment
516
and specific relief 523 Growth of actions for damages 524 The days
527
Masters liability 528 Recent history of masters liability 528 Liability
541
England and continental heresy 546 Heresy in England 547 Heresy
551
CHAPTER IX
558
the forms 559 The formulary system not of Roman origin 559 Roman
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Distress and seisin
578
Summary justice in the kings court 579 Summary justice and outlawry
582
Later history of the writ 588 Mainprise and bail 589 Sanc
588
Outlawry as civil process 593 No judgment against the absent
594
Ancient modes of proof 598 The ordeal 598 Proof by battle
600
Function of the suitors 606 Number of the suitors 607 The defence
607
of pleading 615 The exception and the jury 616 Proof of exceptions
616
element in the jury 623 Communal element in the jury 624 Quasi
632
by witnesses 637 Other trials 639 Questions of law 640 Victory
641
Practice of the eyres 644 Indictments for felony 647 The second jury
648
minor offences 652 The trial 653 The collection of evidence 655
659
Certification 665 Prohibition 665 Removal of actions
666
words
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