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In his Institutes and the Compleat Copyholder, Coke provided a set of evidential rules which could be generically applied at common law in order to evidence local customs.
The first three of these mirror the emerging rules in England under which local customs would be considered valid at common law, as outlined by Coke in the Compleat Copyholder and the Institutes.
In Bedfordshire examples could be cited from Bletsoe (1624), Chalgrave (3 acres in 1629), Leighton (100 acres in 1630), Aspley (5 acres in 1633), Sutton (54 acres in 1638), Potton (compensating sixty-nine freeholders, copyholders and cottagers for tillage on the warren in 1639), Pulloxhill (43 acres in 1674), and Melchborne (900 acres in 1679).
The lessees complained to the Court of Requests that the eight copyholders refused to fulfil the projected terms and pleaded to be allowed to enjoy the enclosure in peace.
The membership of the commission immediately provoked concern amongst the copyholders.
Of the former, three were copyholders of Caddington Bury in 1649, and four were still resident in the parish: Thomas Osborne held 30 acres at a rent of 6s.
The failure of freeholders and substantial copyholders to participate in forest protest, moreover, suggested to Sharp that these groups recognized that they stood to benefit from enclosure by agreement, and would be adequately compensated.
On the other hand, it seems to have been the smaller copyholders and freeholders who acquiesced in the enclosure agreement.
The few great copyholders who emerged over the seventeenth century claimed genteel status, while the numbers of small and middling tenants proliferated.
The fact that so much of the village was demesne raises the doubt whether the landholding of its copyholders can ever be termed "typical".
that if any copyholder will sell his land and agree of his price, that at the next court when a surrender is to be made, the next of blood, and if he will not, any other of his blood, may have the land, and so everyone to be preferred according the nearness of the blood.
42) In fact, the claim rests on only three cases, one where the sister of a copyhold tenant successfully recovered her brother's tenement twenty-nine years after he had sold it, a second case where a copyholder paid a consideration to the nephew of a former owner, again some years after a sale, and a third where the son of a deceased elder son challenged a will made by his grandfather which favoured his uncles and aunt.
The family might remain on the very same land as tenants or in the village, but it no longer owned the land, whether as a free-holder or a copyholder.
English peasants -- both copyholders and freeholders -- were allowed to bypass the traditional rules of inheritance and to arrange for the sale of their land after death.
on a General Services Administration contract for the company's copyholders.