Memoirs Chiefly Illustrative of the History and Antiquities of Northumberland: Feudal and military antiquities of Northumberland and the Scottish borders, by C. H. Hartshorne

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Page 165 - Ceteris servis, non in nostrum morem descriptis per familiam ministeriis, utuntur. Suam quisque sedem, suos penates regit. Frumenti modum dominus, aut pecoris aut vestis, ut colono, injungit : et servus hactenus paret ; cetera domus officia uxor ac liberi exsequuntur.
Page xci - In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Teste me ipso apud Westmonasterium xiii die Decembris, anno regni nostri quarto.
Page xcii - Eboracensis diocesis, salutem et apostolicam benedictionem. Cum a nobis petitur quod justum est et honestum tam vigor equitatis quam ordo exigit rationis ut id per sollicitudinem officii nostri ad debitum perducatur effectum.
Page 139 - This year went Siward the earl [of Northumbria] with a great army into Scotland, both with a ship force and with a land force, and fought against the Scots, and put to flight King Macbeth, and slew all who were the chief men in the land, and led thence much booty, such as no man before had obtained. But his son Osbarn, and his sister's son Siward, and some of his house-carles, and also of the king's, were there slain, on the day of the Seven Sleepers," (July 27.) Bishop Aldred, of Worcester, is sent...
Page 224 - ... of the fourteenth century may be divided more or less definitely into 41 groups separated by average intervals of 13^ years. In Kyoto a complete record has been kept for a thousand years. Here there was a strong maximum of destructive and strong earthquakes...
Page 160 - Counties palatine are so called a palatio; because the owners thereof (the earl of Chester, the bishop of Durham, and the duke of Lancaster,) had in those counties jura regalia, as fully as the king hath in his palace ; regalem potestatem in omnibus, as Bracton expresses it u.
Page 24 - The thieves, hearing of my being settled there, continued still their wonted course in spoiling the country, not caring much for me nor my authority. It was the beginning of summer when I first entered into my office ; but afore that summer was ended, they grew somewhat more fearful. For the first care I took was to cleanse the country of our inbred fears, the thieves within my march, for by them most mischief was done ; for the Scotch riders were always guided by some of them in all the spoils they...
Page 25 - ... what he was that durst avow that mighty work.' One of the company came to him with a spear, and ran him through the body, leaving his spear broken in him, of which wound he died. The goods were divided to poor men, from whom they were taken before. This act so irritated the outlaws that they vowed cruel revenge, and that before next winter was ended, they would leave the whole country waste.
Page 24 - ... was done ; for the Scotch riders were always guided by some of them in all the spoils they made. God blessed me so well in all my designs, as I never made journey in vain, but did that I went for. " Amongst other malefactors there were two gentlemen thieves, that robbed and took purses from travellers in the highways (a theft that was never heard of in those parts before). I got them betrayed, took them, and sent them to Newcastle jail, and there they were hanged. I took not so few as sixteen...
Page 25 - Haltwhistle another visit from the Armstrongs, in which they burnt great part of the town, but not without losing one of their leaders, by a shot from a window. "The death of this young man," says sir Robert Carey, "wrote [wrought] so deep an impression upon them [the outlaws], as many vowes were made, that before the end of next winter, they would lay the whole Border waste. This [the murder] was done about the end of May [1598].

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