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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 1  1858  page 248
Pedes Finium - Kent Feet of Fines 1196-99 Richard I

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quietum clamavit predicto ADE ESCABI et heredibus suis, totum jus et clamium suum quod habuit in predictis vj solidis et x denariis redditus . . . . . . de se et heredibus suis, in perpetuum.
   Et pro hoc fine et concordia et quieto clamio, predictus ADAM ESCABI dedit prefato BENEDICTO xxiv . . . . 

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                                                 XVII — (18)
                                    [19th October, 1197, 9 Ric. I.]
   (Reginald de Cornhell and Matilda his wife quitclaim from themselves and their heirs to Roger, the Abbot of St. Augustine, and the Convent thereof, their claim to the Stewardship of the said Abbey, for which the said Abbot and Convent have given the said Reginald and Matilda eighty marks, and fifty acres of land lying between the Park of Littlebourne and Wotton, to be held to them and their heirs, of the said Abbot and Convent, by the free service of twelve pence per annum.)
   Hec est finalis concordia facta in Curia domini Regis, apud Westmonasterium, vj° die post translationem Sancti Edwardi, anno regni Regis Ricardi ix°.
   Coram H. Cantuariensi Archiepiscopo, Randulpho Herefordensi, Ricardo Eliensi, Archidiaconis, magistro Thoma de Husseburne, Ricardo de Heriet, Simone de Patesnull, Osberto filio Hervei, Justiciariis, et aliis fidelibus domini Regis ibidem tunc presentibus.
   Inter REGINALDUM DE CORNHELL,1 et MATILDAM uxorem suam, per ipsum Reginaldum, positum in loco suo ad lucrandum vel pudendum, petentes, et ROGERTUM ABBATEM DE SANCTO AUG USTINO, CANTUARIE, et ejusdem loci Conventum, tenentes.
   De Senescancia ejusdem Abbatie, cum pertinenciis.
   (continued from page 247) deaths abate {i.e. intrude between and hold illegal possession] in that land, rent, or profit, I, who am his heir, shall have this writ of assize of Mortdauncestor."— Fitzherbert, De Natura Brev. 195, C.
   This writ directed the sheriff to summon a jury or assize, who were to view the land in question, and recognize whether such ancestor had been seized thereof on the day of his death, and whether the demandant were next of kin; soon after which the Judges came down by the Roy al commission to take the recognition of assize: when, if these points were found in the affirmative, the law immediately transferred the possession from the tenant to the demandant. (Blackstone, vol.iii., p. 194, eel. 1857.)
   1  It is " Cornh" in original,

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