A View of Frankpledge

  • 26 Oct 2020
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This is an ancient term used at Court Leets. that neighbours were bound for each others good conduct. Hallam says, 'every ten men in a village were answerable for each other, and if one of the committed an offence the other nine were bound to make reparation. It was security given be free-men'.

Feckenham Court Leet  Evesham Journal 14.11.36

The following officials were elected; the ale-taster, bread-weigher, beadle, reeve. The steward then formally discharged the jury and invited all present to a dinner at the Red Lion, Bradley Green, to which Lord Coventry had sent a present of game.