The Frankpledge System

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Pub. Date: 2004-03-01
Publisher(s): Lawbook Exchange Ltd
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER I ORIGIN OF FRANKPLEDGE
Nature of Frankpledge
1(3)
Various suggested Origins
4(1)
Anglo-Saxon versus Anglo-Norman Origin
5(3)
Suggested Anglo-Saxon Originals
8(7)
The Bork System
15(12)
Norman Identification of Suretyship and Tithing
27(13)
Completion of the Frankpledge System
40(2)
CHAPTER II DISTRIBUTION OF FRANKPLEDGE
Absence in Non-English Lands of English King
42(1)
Exceptions to Theory of General Prevalence in England
43(2)
The Doubtful Counties
45(14)
The Frankpledge Counties
59(1)
Prevalence of Frankpledge in Frankpledge Counties
60(7)
General Conclusions
67(2)
CHAPTER III ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF FRANKPLEDGE
Exceptions to Legal Rules as to Tithing Membership
69(1)
The Age of Frankpledge Responsibility
70(1)
Classes not in Frankpledge
71(13)
Classes in Frankpledge
84(2)
The Tithing
86(4)
Duties of Tithings
90(13)
The Capital Pledge
103(9)
CHAPTER IV VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE
Early History of the Sheriff's Tourn
112(4)
View of Frankpledge as a Jurisdiction
116(3)
Sessions and Procedure of the Tourn
119(8)
View of Frankpledge Proper
127(4)
The Manorial Leet
131(2)
Seigniorial Acquisition of Leet Jurisdiction
133(3)
Royal Limitation of the Right
136(6)
Peculiarities of Leet Procedure
142(5)
The Borough Leet
147(4)
CHAPTER V DECLINE AND RESULTS OF THE FRANKPLEDGE SYSTEM
Thirteenth-century Inefficiency
151(3)
New Modes of Gaol Delivery
154(1)
Decline of Frankpledge Suretyship
155(3)
Late Survivals
158(3)
Results of the System
161(8)
APPENDICES
A. Royal Writ for holding View of Frankpledge, 1218
169(1)
B. Oath of Persons put under Frankpledge in London, Fourteenth Century
169(1)
C. Tithing-list at Harston, Cambridgeshire, in the Reign of Richard II
170(2)
D. List of Works cited
172(13)
INDEX 185

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