Diem clausit extremum (he has closed his last day ie dead) - a writ issued by chancery to the county escheator to hold a 'inquisition post mortem' to determine the person's heir or what if anything was due to the crown
The manor house & ajoining lands which the lord of the manor kept for his own purposes
To enforce the performance of a duty
The keep of a castle in which the lord had his private rooms
An ornamental cloth on a chair
Financial settlement provided by a husband or his family at the time of marriage as support for his wife should she become a widow.
A measure of cloth - roughly one & a quarter yards ( 110cms)
An area enclosed by castle or other walls. Later used as an euphemism for being pregnant.
In common law - the transfer of the property of a person ( usually a tenant-in-chief) who dies without heirs, to the crown
The officer appointed by the crown to manage escheats - usually one escheator per county.
An excuse of exemption from attending court
Record of excuses offered for failure to attend court when summoned
A servant who assists in the washing of hands before & after a meal - using an ewer
A women who had sole control of her property and was responsible for her own actions as opposed to Couvert de Baron, a women whose husband has control of her property and herself
An estate which is held by homage & service to a lord, could vary from a plot of land to a country
A maker of an arrow shaft including the application of the feathers
FLUMMERY or FRUMENTY
A dish made from wheat boiled with wateer or milk and seasoned
An estate held without any feudal obligation as opposed to Copyhold where land is held at the will of the lord
A dealer in frippery one who deals with old clothes
One who prepares wool by combing it to thicken it