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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 1  1858  page 243
Pedes Finium - Kent Feet of Fines 1196-99 Richard I

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                                      [4th June, 1197, 8 Ric. I.]
   (The apportionment of half a knight's-fee in the manor of Fleet, near Richborough, between Elias de Bello Campo and Constance Bolebec his wife, plaintiffs, and Ruellinus de Abrincis, tenant. This Ruellinus probably was either the husband or son of the sister of Constance Bolebec, and the two ladies were coheiresses.)
   Heo est finalis concordia faota in Curia domini Regis apud Westmonasterium, die Mercurii proxima post festum Sancte Trinitatis, anno regni Regis Ricardi yiij°.
   Coram H. Cantuariensi Archiepiscopo, Radulpho Herefordensi, Ricardo Elyensi . . . . Magistro Thoma de Husseburne, Ricardo de Heriet, Osberto filio Hervei, Simone de Patishill, Ogero filio Ogeri, Justiciaries, et aliis fidelibus domini Regis ibidem tune presentibus.
   Inter ELIAM DE BELLO CAMPO, et CONSTANCIAM BOLEBEO uxorem suam, petentes, et RUELLINUM DE ABRINCIS, tenentem.
   De dimidio feodo unius militus, cum pertinenciis, in FLETES.1
   Unde placitum fuit inter eos in prefata Curia, scilicet quod medietas tocius dimidii feodi militis predicti, in omnibus rebus, cum dominatu remanet ELYE predicto, et CUSTANCIE uxori sue, et heredibus eorum: Scilicet, capitale mesuagium, et tota terra que est infra muros de RATTEBUBG,2 et una acra que est extra muros versus meridiem occidentalis introitus muri, et orientalis pars campi qui vocatur CNOLLA, et septentrionalis pars campi qui est versus septentrionem a campo prenominato de CNOLLA, et septentrionalis pars campi qui vocatur CLAURE, et meridionalis pars campi qui est versus meridiem a spinis, et septen-
   Regis, quandoque scutagia, quandoque servitium domini Regis, et ideo forinsecum dici potest, quia fit et capitur  foris, sive extra servitium quod fit domino capitali."—Bracton, lib. ii. cap. 16. There are instances, however, in which " forinsecum servitium" seems to have belonged to others than the King; perhaps in that ease it is the service for which the tenant of the mean Lord is liable to the chief or paramount Lord, or the service which the Lord could claim from his tenants to perform on some other of his manors than that within which they resided. But there seems much uncertainty about it; at all events, as in scutage, it was not a fixed, but an irregular and uncertain service.
   1  i.e. The manor of Meet, near Richborough, in the parish of Ash.
    ž Racceburg—Richborough.

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