Manorial-court sentence example
The town, though frequently the centre for medieval assizes and inquisitions, never became a municipal or parliamentary borough, but was governed by two constables, elected in the manorial court.
Here was held the manorial court of Furness Abbey.
These writs entitled them to appear as plaintiffs against the lord in his own manorial court and, eventually, to have the question at issue examined by way of appeal, on a writ of error, or by reservation on some legal points in the upper courts of the king.
At the end of the same century the court for the view of frankpledge was generally known as the court leet, and was usually a manorial court in private hands.Advertisement