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Context of The complete court-keeper, or, Land-steward's assistant : containing, first, the nature of courts leet and courts baron, with a general introduction to every thing incident to them, according to law and custom. Secondly, the manner of holding courts leet, courts baron, and courts of survey, with the charge to the juries, and the forms of entring those courts in the minute-books and in the court-roll ... Thirdly, the manner of keeping the court baron for trying of actions, the nature and kinds of actions, and of pleadings, and precedents of declarations and pleadings, and of process ... Fourthly, precedents of contracts, conditions, covenants, leases for life, leases for years, assignments, mortgages, surrenders of such leases ... Fifthly, the power and authority of the lord, and of the steward, and the privilege of the tenants, with variety of law-cases and resolutions concerning copyholders, and the whole business of court-keeping, and also surveys of manors, rentals, stewards accounts, fees, &c.
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