Parochial Antiquities Attempted in the History of Ambrosden: Burcester, and Other Adjacent Parts in the Counties of Oxford and Bucks, Volume 2

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Clarendon Press, 1818

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Page 310 - ... that, under pretence of taking away abuses, there hath been a general forbidding, not only of ordinary meetings, but of the feasts of the dedication of the churches, commonly called Wakes...
Page 34 - The bordarii often mentioned in the Domesday Inquisition were distinct from the servi and villani, and seem to be those of a less servile condition, who had a bord or cottage with a small parcel of land allowed to them, on condition they should supply the lord with poultry and eggs, and other small provisions for his board and entertainment.
Page 286 - Domini 1080, it is decreed, that once in a year, about Pentecost, the priests and capellanes should come with their people in a full procession to the mother church, and for every house should offer on the altar a wax taper to enlighten the church, or something of like value...
Page 341 - ... instituted by the bishop ; to inspect their discharge of the cure of souls ; to convene chapters and preside in them, there to hear and determine proper causes ; and to visit all churches once in three years within the limits of their jurisdiction. The men of this dignity were called...
Page 391 - In cujus rei testimonium has literas nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Teste meipso, apud Leighes, vicesimo quarto die Julii, anno regni nostri quarto, per breve de privato sigillo, et de datis praedicta autoritate parliamenti.
Page 309 - that this laudable custom of wakes prevailed for many ages, till the nice puritans began to exclaim against it as a remnant of popery ; and by degrees the precise humour grew so popular, that at an Exeter assizes the Lord Chief Baron Walter made an order for the suppression of all wakes ; but on Bishop Laud's complaining of this innovating humour, the king commanded the order to be reversed.
Page 276 - Sin-eater, over the corpse, as also a mazard bowl of maple, full of beer (which he was to drink up), and sixpence in money, in consideration whereof he took upon him, ipso facto, all the sins of the defunct, and freed him or her from walking after they were dead.
Page 295 - Eliz., whereby it was provided, that a third part of the leases made by colleges, should be reserved in corn, payable either in kind or money, after the rate of the best prices in Oxford or Cambridge markets, on the next market day before Michaelmas and Lady Day. This worthy knight is said to have been engaged in this service by the advice of Mr. Henry Robinson, soon after Provost of Queen's College, Oxon, and from that station advanced to the see of Carlisle. And tradition goes, that .this bill...
Page 309 - Somerset, in the year 1631. But on Bishop Laud's complaint of this innovating humour, the king commanded the last order to be reversed; which Judge Richardson refusing to do, an account was required from the Bishop of Bath and Wells, how the said feast days, church ales, wakes, and revels were for the most part...

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