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Assizes at Whittington: 3 Edward I

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Lancashire Assize Rolls: 4 John - 13 Edward I. Originally published by Lancashire and Cheshire Record Society, s.l, 1903.

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Assizes at Whittington

3 Edward I.

Assizes taken at Whittington before Gwychard de Charrun and William de Northburgh on the . . . . in the third year of the reign of King Edward [1274-5].

The Roll of Assizes taken by these Justices assigned to the County of Lancaster is not known now to exist, but it is clear, from an entry on Assize Roll 1235, m. 12 (which see), that Charrun and Northburgh took Assizes at Whittington in the above year. In the latter part of 2 Edward I, numerous Assizes in this County were specially assigned to them, and the following entries from the Patent Rolls give the limits of Charrun's employment on this service.

1274 . . . . Westminster. Gwichard de Charrun and William de Northburgh are appointed to take the Assizes and Attaints which still remain to be taken before the King's Justices appointed to take Assizes and Attaints in the Counties of Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, Cumberland, Westmorland, Northumberland and Lincoln. Patent Roll, 2 Edward I, m. 3, dorso.

1275, November 24. Tower of London. John de Reigate, in place of Guischard de Charrun who cannot attend because of other business, appointed to take Assizes, Certifications and Attaints in the Counties of Nottingham, Derby, Lincoln, York, Lancaster, Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland, with William de Northburgh. Patent Roll, 4 Edward I, m. 36 dorso.