Assizes at Clitheroe
42 Henry III


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Col. John Parker (editor)

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'Assizes at Clitheroe: 42 Henry III', Lancashire Assize Rolls: 4 John - 13 Edward I (1903), pp. 120-121. URL: Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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42 Henry III.

Assize taken at Clyderowe on the Octave of Holy Trinity in the year of Grace 1258 [26 May 42 Henry III.] before Peter de Percy, Justice assigned.

This is a special Assize, taken by virtue of a commission to Peter de Percy, dated Westminster 24 October 1257. Patent Roll, 42 Henry III, m. 2 dorso.

The details of the case are preserved in the Kirkstall Coucher Book and are here abstracted. Thoresby Society, vol. viii, p. 21.

Nuisance—The Abbot of Kyrkestall v. Alexander Brunside, Walter Carper, Thomas Bolax, Gilbert son of Richard, Thomas son of John, William son of Alexander, Adam his brother, Adam de Fildeford and Roger del Bonric re a hedge demolished in Akerynton, 300 perches in length.

Gilbert was attached by Richard le Pedder of Haselindene and William son of Huche; Thomas Bolax, by Geppe son of Hugh de Areston and William son of Alexander de Haselindene. The other defendants appear and say that the hedge was on their common pasture. Verdict for plaintiff, with Judgment.