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Guide to Lords of Manors, Juftices of the
Peace, Tenants, Stewards, Attornies, Bailiffs,
Conftables, Gamekeepers, Haywards, Reeves,
Surveyors of the Highways, &c. being the
Common and Statute Law of England, toge-
ther with the adjudged Cafes relating to
Manors, Copyhold Eftates, Courts-Leet and
Courts-Baron, Common Placed;

CONTAINING

The whole Practice of the Court-Leet, Court
of ancient Demefne, Court-Baron, and Mufick-
Court of the Honour of Tutbury, and the Bufiness
of a Manor in all its Branches.

AND ALSO

The Tenures, Cuftoms, and Ufages of feveral Ma-
nors in England and Wales, thewing who has Right to
attend the Coronation of the Kings and Queens of
Great Britain, or to perform other Services to them,
or the Lords of the several Manors, collected from
Records, Manufcripts, and printed Books;

WITH

Directions for diftraining for Rent; by the late Sir Bar-
tholomew Shower.

VOL. I.

By a GENTLEMAN of the Inner Temple.

In the SAVOY:

Printed by E. and R. NUTT, and R.GOSLING, (Affigns
of E. Sayer, Efq;) for Innys and Manby at the Weft
End of St. Paul's Churchyard; Batley and Wood at the
Dove in Pater- Nofter- Row; Ward and Chandler, at the
Ship, between the Temple Gates, in Fleet-Street, and fold
at their Shop in Scarborough. MDCCXXXV.

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Manor is a Kingdom in Miniature; for as there can be no Kingdom without Lands, and Subjects; fo there can be no Manor without Demefnes and Services. If there be Lands and Subjects, there muft (according to the Conftitution of England) be a King; and if there be Demefies and Services, there must be a Lord. As every Subject owes to the King true and faithful Allegiance, in Confideration whereof the Soveraign is to protect his Subjects; fo every Tenant owes Fealty to his Lord, and the Lord ought to defend bis Tenants. And Lord Coke in 2 Inft. P. 578. fays; "That the King can never

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be rich, nor his Kingdom fafe, when "bis Subjects are poor." As the King cannot be a Minor, or under Age, fo cannot the Lord, for, notwithstanding the Tendernefs of his Years, he may make a voluntary Grant by Copy.

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