Monday, January 13, 2014

Pain and Penalty (25)

The Act of Union 1536 continues from post (24)...

"...and that the sheriffs and escheators of the said shire or county of Monmouth that hereafter shall be appointed by our sovereign lord the King, make their accounts for their said offices in the king's Exchequer in England, in like manner and form as other sheriffs and escheators do within this realm of England, and upon such like pain and penalty as is upon other sheriffs and escheators in every other shire within this realm of England."

What follows is a summary of the next clauses as written by C.H. William:

" [Clauses 5-8, 11-14, 16-19 make arrangements for allocating certain lordships, parishes, commotes, and cantreds to the shires of Wales.]"  Commotes and cantreds were the Welsh land organizational system utilized under Welsh laws.

No further details about these clauses are recorded in this document English Historical Documents, 1485 - 1558, edited by C.H. Williams, Oxford University Press, New York, 1967.

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