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Lord of the said Manours, or of either of them, or his Steward, may appoint the
them so elected for one whole Year; that is, one to serve for each of the said
so he be appointed within that Manour of which he is a Tenant, and for which he
be so chosen. Which Reeve being so appointed, ought to take upon him the said
for one whole Year then next ensuing, to execute the same by himself or his
for whom he shall answer, and to be subject to account and answer for the same,
the said Presents is set down.
He shall serve one whole Year.
And if a Copyholder shall be duly chosen, and appointed by the Homage, to be the
Lords Reeve, as aforesaid, and (according to his Turn) presented by the Homage,
shall refuse to serve the said Office by himself or his Deputy: then every such
refusing, within the said Manour of Hackney, shall pay for a Fine, six Pounds
Shillings and four Pence. And every such Person so refusing, within the said
of Stebinhith or Stepney, shall pay for a Fine, ten Pounds to the Lord of the
whereof his Lands are holden. And the Homage of the same Manour shall be
from time to time to chuse another Reeve, in the Place of him that shall so
such time as (for the same Manour) one be chosen that shall and will serve the
Office. And every Copyholder that shall be chosen and appointed to the said
aforesaid, and shall refuse to serve the same Office, shall pay the Fine
aforesaid to the
Lord of that Manour for his Refusal. The one half of all which Fines or Fine,
or Tenants so refusing to accept and execute the said Office of Reeveship,
the true meaning of these Scedules, the Lord or Lords of the said Manours, or
them, of whom such Tenant or Tenants so refusing shall hold, ought, and shall
time to time allow unto such Person or Persons, as being chosen and appointed to
Reeve as aforesaid: And shall and will, next after the Refusal of any one or
more of the
said Tenants so chosen, accept and serve the said Office; the Moity of the said
Fines, respectively to be by him defaulked and retained in his Account. And by
Lord of that Manour, upon the same Reeves Account (whensoever he shall account
the same) to be duly and justly allowed.
For refusing the Office, and what Fine to be paid in Hackney.
The Fine for Stepney.
The Homage shall chuse another, until one do accept and serve.
The half of Fines paid by Refusers, shall be allowed him who next shall serve.
And be by him retained at his Accounting.
In what Cases the Lord may seize the Reeves Lands.
ITem, If any Copyholder, that shall accept, and execute the
said Office of Reeve, shall refuse to satisfie and pay unto the Lord, the Yearly
rents and Fines for Admittances upon Alienations or Descents, wherewith such
shall or may be lawfully charged, by and according to the true meaning of these
Presents; or shall refuse to account with the Lord, within two Months next
Michaelmas, having had the Rental and Estracts of Fines upon Admittances, as
aforesaid, for that Year, by the Space of two Months: Every such Reeves Lands
Tenements, that shall so refuse to account, and pay the said Rents and Fines
shall or may have collected, as aforesaid, shall be seized into the Lords Hands,
Lord shall and may take to his own Use the Issues and Profits of his said Lands
Tenements, until he shall pay unto the Lord the Rents and Fines aforesaid: And
hath also satisfied and paid for his said Offence (viz.) being Reeve of Hackney,
Pounds thirteen Shillings four Pence: And being Reeve of Stepney, ten Pounds.
Nevertheless, the Reeve ought not, nor
shall be charged or chargeable to answer any Quit-rents, contained in any Rental
Estracts, unless it appear unto him by the Rental of the former Reeve, or
made known unto him by some of the Lords Officers, who is the Tenant, or where
Land lieth; for and in Respect of which, the same Quit-rents ought to be paid.
What he is to pay for his Offence in both the Manours.
He is not to answer any Quit-rent, unless he know the Tenant, or where the Land lieth.
No Reeves within this Composition, shall be charged with the Leet, or Court
otherwise then in Article 45. Nor provide for any Dinners, except, &c.
ITem, No Copyholder of the said Manours, or of either of
them, being named Parties to the said Indenture, nor their Heirs or Assigns,
shall (at any time) be charged to collect or gather any of the Amerciaments,
other Issues or Profits of the Courts Leets, or Courts Baron, holden within the
Manours, or of either of them, otherwise then in the last precedent Article is
Nor to provide or allow for any Dinners, either on the Day or Days the Court
be holden upon, or on the Day or Days of the two general Courts: but are and
thereof for ever freed and discharged; except that such Tenant, or his Heirs,
hereafter purchase or have other customary Lands then those that the said
named Parties to the said Indenture, or some one of them the said Persons do now
hold, which shall be worth to be sold (at the least) two Hundred Pounds of
Money of England, or shall be of the clear Yearly value of twenty Pounds of like
What Tenants may be chosen Reeves.
ITem, Every one of the said customary Tenants, named
Parties to the said Indenture, whose Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, holden
Copy of Coutt Roll of either of the said Manours, are worth sixteen Pounds of
Money, as aforesaid, by the Year to be let, or two Hundred Pounds to be sold, by
Estimation and Presentment of the Homage of the same Manour, shall bear the
Reeve, of and for such of the said Manours whereof he shall be a Tenant by Copy
Court Roll, and for which he shall be ehosen and appointed Reeve, as aforesaid,
his or their Time and Course doth come.
What Allowances the Reeve is to have of the Lord.
ITem, Every of the said Reeves, is to be allowed of the
said Lords or Lord, for the executing of the said Office for one Year, as
The Reeve of Stebinhith, three Pounds six Shillings and eight Pence: and six
eight Pence more, for and in Respect of an Allowance of a Coat Cloth to the said
And the Reeve of Hackney, fifty three Shillings and four Pence; and six
Pence more, for and in Respect of an Allowance of a Coat Cloth to the same
And all other Commodities due and incident to the said Office, for either of
used heretofore to be paid to the said Reeve, by any of the Tenants of the said