View of frankpledge

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(Law) a court of record, held in a hundred, lordship, or manor, before the steward of the leet.

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The jurisdiction of the manorial court and the court leet or view of frankpledge involved numerous offices and roles, some affecting all (male) inhabitants of the parish, but others regulatory and in practice focused on the urban centre.
24) All these officers surface into view intermittently as the court rolls and view of frankpledge for the six-teenth and seventeenth centuries survive only sporadically, but enough information is obtainable to make some assessment of the occupants of the offices.
For four years in mid-century (1559, 1560, 1564, and 1565) court rolls survive for the view of frankpledge, enumerating all those serving as the homage, jurors, or officers.
The court rolls for the manorial court, court baron and view of frankpledge from the turn of the century convey more significantly the continuing impact of lordship.
Other officers reported to the view of frankpledge.
Finally, but the most demanding in terms of numbers, was service on the inquisiciones, as jurors of the view of frankpledge.
The opportunity existed, then, for participation in local governance through the view of frankpledge, that court continuing to have a strong relationship with the government of the town and parish.
A final observation which can be made about these tenants who dominated the manorial court and view of frankpledge was that they were not engaged in the retail activity of the town.
Tenants were selected for the offices at the view of frankpledge held between October and December, but reported at both biannual views.
It was for reasons of control, as well as income, that a growing number of lords usurped the holding of these courts, the franchise of view of frankpledge, during the course of the thirteenth century.
56) That the governments of Henry III and Edward I were much concerned about the exercise of franchises without warrant does not in itself prove widespread recent usurpation of view of frankpledge.