|| To renounce on oath.
The act of willfully and maliciously setting fire to property.
| Assize court
|| A court of justice, sitting at intervals
in each county of England and Wales to administer the civil and criminal
|| A parish officer similar to a constable.
| Benefit of clergy
A system whereby the clergy could claim immunity in a civil court
on a felony charge.
|| Property and possessions.
Made in imitation of that which is genuine; imitated, forged.
| ‘The dark
|| The number of unreported crimes.
|| Called upon to appear in court.
| Eyre court
|| Court of itinerant justices who traveled
| False presentment
|| A mistake.
|| The devil’s less important demons
who took the form of an animal.
|| Land given ultimately by the king,
in exchange for services.
| The ‘first
|| The first person who found the body.
| Guardian of the
|| An earlier name for a Justice of
|| A deputy constable.
|| Holding a religious belief contrary
to that of any religious system considered as orthodox.
One who frequents the highway for the purpose of robbing passengers;
esp. one who does this on horseback.
| Hue and Cry
|| Loud cry made by those pursuing a
|| Disused warships used as prisons.
|| A district or area of a county.
| Impotent poor
|| People too old, disabled or sick to
|| Justice of the Peace.
A body of people sworn to render a ‘verdict’ based
on questions officially submitted to them.
| Juvenile delinquency
|| Young offenders.
| Multiple stores
|| Department stores.
| The Ordinary
|| Prison Chaplain.
Put outside the law – banished and exiled.
| Over mighty subjects
|| Lords who used their private armies
to terrorise local villages.
| Petty Constables
|| A local official elected to arrest
criminals and to carry out instructions passed down form the Justice
of the Peace or the County Assize Justices.
|| Stealing wild creatures –
birds, animals or fish, from those who own the land or water they
|The posse comitatus
||"The force of the county".
A body of men raised by the king’s county official, the sheriff,
to chase a criminal.
|| People who offended repeatedly.
|| Safety and protection given by
| Shaming punishment
|| A punishment which humiliated the
offender: example; ducking stool and the stocks.
|| King’s official in charge
of a county or shire.
| A social crime
|| An activity which the government
has defined as a crime but the population at large, does not agree
that it is a crime.
A law or decree made by a sovereign or a legislative authority.
| Sturdy rogues/beggars
|| People who could work, but did
| Tenant in chief
|| Someone who held land directly
from the king.
|| A group of ten people.
|| Trying to overthrow the government.
|| Those people who did not have a
regular job or a fixed home.
|| An area of a town.
|| The use of supernatural means for
harmful or evil ends.