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- n. Plural form of feoffment.
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And thus from successive feoffments there might result a long succession of lords, mediate and immediate, the king being ultimate lord of all land in the kingdom which was held by feudal tenure.
Hundreds of feoffments of the fifteenth century, and earlier, have passed through my hands with the seals as described by
-- The practice mentioned by MR. LOWER, of inserting haybands, or rather slips of rush, in the seals of feoffments, was common in all counties; and it certainly was not confined to the humbler classes.
This is the fecoitd branch of this aft concerning coUufion averrable, when feoffments are made to flrangers, whereof here is an example fet downe in this aft.
Where in grants, feoffments, leafes, or re - leafes, mifnomer of &c. fhall make all void, where not.
Divers young gentlemen proffered large feoffments, but in vaine, a maide shee must bee still: till at last an olde doctor in the towne, that professed phisicke, became a sutor to her, who was a welcome man to her father, in that he was one of the wealthiest men in all Pisa; a tall stripling he was and a proper youth, his age about foure score, his heade as white as milke, wherein for offence sake there was left never a tooth.