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Unformatted text preview: onquest. [x]Hist. Eliensis, lib. 2. cap. 40. [y]Hist. Rames. § 3. p. 387. [z]Roger Hoveden, giving the reason why William the Conqueror made Cospatric earl of Northumberland, says, Nam ex materno sanguine attinebat ad eum honor illius comitatus. Erat enim ex matre Algitha, filia Uthredi comitis. See also Sim. Dun. p. 205. We see in those instances, the same tendency towards rendering offices hereditary, which took place, during a more early period, on the continent; and which had already produced there its full effect. [a]Brady’s treatise of boroughs, 3, 4, 5, & c. The case was the same with the freemen in the country. See pref. to his hist. p. 8, 9, 10, & c. [b]LL. Edw. Conf. § 8. apud Ingulf. [c]Dissert. Epist. p. 21. PLL v5 (generated January 22, 2010) 347 http://oll.libertyfund.org/title/695 Online Library of Liberty: The History of England, vol. 1 [d]Nithard. hist. lib. 4. [e]Spelm. Feus and Tenures, p. 40. [f]Wilkins, p. 71. [g]Selden, Titles of honour, p. 515. Wilkins, p. 70. [h]Winchester, being the capital of the West Saxon monarchy, was anciently a considerable city. Gul. Pict. p. 210. [i]Norwich contained 738 houses, Exeter, 315, Ipswich, 538, Northampton, 6o, Hertford, 146, Canterbury, 262, Bath, 64, Southampton, 84, Warwick, 225. See Brady of Boroughs, p. 3, 4, 5, 6, & c. These are the most considerable he mentions. The account of them is extracted from Domesday-book. [k]Brady’s treatise of boroughs, p. 10. There were six wards, besides the archbishop’s palace; and five of these wards contained the number of families here mentioned, which at the rate of five persons to a family makes about 7000 souls. The sixth ward was laid waste. [l]P. 102. See also de Gest. Angl. p. 333. [m]LL. Inae, § 70. These laws fixed the rents for a hyde; but it is difficult to convert it into modern measures. [n]General preface to his hist. p. 7, 8, 9, & c. [o]LL. Edg. § 14. apud Spellm. Conc. vol. i. p. 471. [p]Spellm. Gloss. in verb. Servus. [q]LL. Aelf. § 20. [r]Ibid. § 17. [s]Tacit. de morib. Germ. [t]LL. Inae, § 11. LL. Aelf. § 12. [u]Higden, lib. i. cap. 50. LL. Edw. Conf. § 26. Spellm. Conc. vol. i. p. 415. Gloss. in verb. Haligemot et Infangenthef. [w]LL. Edg. § 5. Wilkins, p. 78. LL. Canut. § 17. Wilkins, p. 136. [x]Hickes Dissert. Epist. p. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. [y]LL. Edg. § 2. Wilkins, p. 77. LL. Canut. § 18. apud Wilkins, p. 136. PLL v5 (generated January 22, 2010) 348 http://oll.libertyfund.org/title/695 Online Library of Liberty: The History of England, vol. 1 [z]LL. Edw. Conf. § 31. [a]LL. Ethelst. § 20. [b]Hickes Dissert. Epist. [c]LL. Fris. tit. 2. apud Lindenbrog. p. 491. [d]LL. Aethelb. § 23. LL. Aelf. § 27. [e]Called by the Saxons maegbota. [f]Tacit de morib. Germ. The author says, that the price of the composition was fixed; which must have been by the laws and the interposition of the magistrates. [g]Besides paying money to the relations of the deceased and to the king, the murderer was also oblig...
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