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THE WREXHAM RECORDER. " 0, the Recorder:—let vie see." Hamlet. Vol. I. No. 6. AUGUST 1848. ^[PKicTidr SOME ACCOUNT OF THE HUNDRED OF BROMFIELD. Continued. The presentments which next follow in the-Court Roll we commenced quoting in our last are,— " That whereas the Lord's courts of late time, by negligence of the steward and receiver, had long remained untaxed, as well to the great hurt of the Lords as of their officers, it is ordained that all fines and amercements of every court be taxed and assessed by the Steward before the Court then following, on pain of losing his fees : And that the Clerk of "the Courts, immediately after the taxation of the Courts, make and deliver the estreats and engross the Court Rolls, upon pain of losing his fees. It was also ordained, that no man hold or keep any hostrie, tavern, or ale-house, in desolate places, upon pain of £5, £2 thereof to the informer, and the residue to the Lords. And forasmuch as great complaint was made by the tenants and in¬ habitants of the Lordship, that when any person recovered any debt in any of the Lords' Courts, they might not have due execution according to law: it was ordained, that if any person thereafter recovered any debt or damage in any of the Courts in the Lordship of Bromfield and Yale, he should have execution at his election, of the body of the defendant, or of his goods and chattels, or of his lands and tenements. If the plaintiff chose to take the body of him that was condemned, the bailiff was to take the defendant to the Lords' prison, there to remain, without bail or mainprise, until the plaintiff were satisfied, or the debt released of record. If he chose execution of the goods and chattels, the bailiff was, on the oaths of true men, to appraise* the goods seized, and if the defendant NO. VI. f