The Judges of England; With Sketches of of Their Lives and Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts at Westminster from the Time of the Conques

The Judges of England; With Sketches of of Their Lives and Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts at Westminster from the Time of the Conques

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...his election as Bishop of Hereford, when he no doubt retired from the bench. He was consecrated in the following July, and presided over the see about six years; dying in May, 1275, 3 Edward I.3 The work called "Britton," which is a compendium of the English law, was at one time attributed to this judge and bishop. But from the contents it is manifest that it must have been written after 13 Edward I.; inasmuch as the author cites a statute passed in that year, as well as another enacted in 6 Edward I., both of which periods were subsequent to the bishop's death. The work has been considered by others, and this seems the better opinion, to be little more than an abridgment of Bracton, with the addition of the subsequent alterations in the law; and the probability of this acquires greater weight, when it is remembered that Bracton's name was sometimes written Britton, or Bretton.4 BRETON, WILLIAM LE, or BRITO. Just. Itin. 1248. Just. 1249. William Le Breton, or, as he is frequently called in the earlier part of his life, Brito, was the grandson of Ralph 1 Dugdale's Chron. Series. Excerpt, e Rot. Fin. ii. 430--482. 3 Godwin de Prsesulibus. 'Selden's Notes to Hcngham Magna, 5.; Reeves' History of the English Law, ii. 280. Brito, mentioned as a justice itinerant in the reign of Henry II. He succeeded to the manor of Chigwell, in Essex, on the death of Robert Brito, his father; and in 2 John, being then a minor, an assize was directed to inquire whether that manor belonged to him hereditarily, or to Geoffrey de Chigwell, whose uncle was alleged to have mortgaged it; the proceedings in which assize were ordered not to be stayed on account of William's nonage.1 William evidently joined the insurgent barons against King John, and lost his land, ...show more

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