Thursday, January 9, 2014

In Like Manner (23)

The Act of Union continues from post (22)...

"...and that the sheriff of the said county shall hold plea of Replegiare and all other suits and plaints under forty shillings in his county or shire-court, in like manner and form as all other sheriffs do within this realm of England;..."

The "plea of Replegiare" appears to be based upon a writ to recover personal property or chattels illegally taken. [a writ of Replevin ]  A discussion of writs can be found in Origins of The Common Law, by Arthur R. Hogue, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1966.

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