Transcript: Domesday entry for Lewes (Source: E31/2/1 f.26)

Whoever sells a horse in the borough gives to the reeve 1d and the buyer [gives]
another; for an ox 1/2d; for a man, wherever he may buy him within the rape, 4d.
A man who sheds blood pays a fine of 7s4d. A man who commits
adultery or rape pays a fine of 8s4d, and a woman as much.
The King has [the penalty from] the adulterous man, the archbishop [from] the woman.
From a fugitive, if he is retaken, 8s4d.
When the mint is renewed, each moneyer gives 20s.

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