(A) H. S. Bennett, Life on the English Manor (1937)
Heriot was claimed by the lord of the manor on the death of one of his tenants... After the lord had chosen the best animal as his heriot, the Church had second choice. The Church forbade the taking of mortuary unless there were at least three animals. This, however, was rigorous enough, since after the lord had taken one, and the Church taken another, the widow or heir was often left with a solitary remainder.
1. Look at Yalding Labour Service and Yalding Rents. Fill in details in your Family Information Chart (section 2) of how much you pay in rent or in labour service for the land that you use. Are you a serf or a free person?
4. Hugh de Audley took a tunic from the Browne family when William died in 1331. Why did he do this? Would he have used William Browne's tunic?
6. Copy this table into your book. Look again at the worksheet Feudal Rent and Taxes. Fill in the empty columns.
|Tallage||A tax paid annually by the serfs to the lord of the manor.|