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Recognisance of the peace delivered by the
justices at their sessions....
Quarter-sessions held by the justices of peace. 250
The authority of justices of the peace out of
Judges of assize came in place of the ancient
judges in eyre, about the time of R. H.... 251
England divided into six circuits, and two
learned men in the laws assigned by the
king's commission to ride twice a year
through those shires allotted to that circuit,
for the trial of private titles to lands and
goods, and all treasons and felonies, which
the county courts meddle not in......................... 251
The authority of the judges in eyre translated
by Parliament to justices of assize...... 251
The authority of the justice of assizes much
lessened by the Court of Common Pleas,
erected in Henry III's. time.......
The justices of assize have at this day five
commissions by which they sit, viz., 1.
Oyer and Terminer. 2. Jail Delivery. 3.
To take assizes. 4. To take Nisi Prius.
5. Of the peace.....
Book allowed to clergy for the scarcity of
them to be disposed in religious houses.. 252
The course the judges hold in their circuits in
the execution of their commission concern-
ing the taking of Nisi Prius............ 253
The justices of the peace and the sheriff are to
Hundred courts, to whom first granted....... 249
Lord of the hundred to appoint two high con-
Every heir having land is bound by the binding