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  JUST 1/695; an entry from the 1241 Eyre Roll
 
  JUST 1/695; an entry from the 1241 Eyre Roll. The court had to decide on all cases where someone had died in unusual circumstances. The "first finder" is the first person who found the dead body and that person was expected to come to court. In this case she did not turn up, so the village where it happened is in trouble: a good example of the court working hard to get to the bottom of events and make sure the system was working.
 
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