A History of the Establishment and Residence of the Jews in England: With an Enquiry Into Their Civil Disabilities

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Saunders and Benning, 1830 - Jews - 148 pages

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Page 21 - And if any one shall die indebted to the Jews, his wife shall have her dower and pay nothing of that debt...
Page 103 - subjects dissenting from the Church of England from the penalties of
Page 21 - ... and rents of the debtor, until they shall be satisfied for the debt which they paid for him, unless the principal debtor can show himself acquitted thereof against the said sureties.
Page 31 - God's sake, that he give us license and safe conduct to depart out of his kingdom, that we may seek a mansion in some other land, and under a prince who bears some bowels of mercy, and some stability of truth and faithfulness, and we will depart, never to return again, leaving our household stuff and houses behind us. But how can he...
Page 2 - After detailing a number of the most extraordinary particulars, he concludes in the following words: — " When I was thirteen years old, my father revealed to me the mystery of the blood, and cursed me by all the elements of heaven and earth, if ever I should divulge the secret, even to my brethren ; and when I was married, and should even have ten sons, I should not discover it to all, but only to one, who should be the most prudent and learned, and, at the same time, firm and unmoved in faith...
Page 102 - That neither this act, nor any clause, article, or thing herein contained, shall extend or be construed to extend to give any ease, benefit or advantage to any papist or popish recusant whatsoever, or any person that shall deny in his preaching or writing the doctrine of the blessed Trinity, as it is declared in the aforesaid articles of religion.
Page 131 - ... nevertheless, the moiety of his lands and chattels, and the chief house for his sustenance, as before expressed. " And if anything stolen be found in the possession of a Jew, let him have his summons, if he regularly may have it ; if not, he shall answer in such a manner as a Christian would be obliged to do without claiming any privilege. Likewise all Jews shall be resident in such cities and boroughs as are the king's own, where the common chest of their indentures is wont to be kept. And every...
Page 130 - St. Edward, last past, shall stand good, excepting covenants relating to the principal Sum. Provided also, that all those who are indebted to the Jews, upon pledges moveable, shall redeem them, before Easter next, under pain of forfeiture. And if any Jew shall practice usury against the intent of this statute, the King promises neither to give him assistance, by himself, or officers, in recovering his debts, but on the contrary, will punish him for his trespass, and assist the Christians against...
Page 131 - Another act, 3 Edward I., forbade Jews from alienating in fee, either to Jew or Christian, any houses, rents, or tenements which they then had, or disposing of them in any way without the king's consent ; they were permitted to purchase houses and curtilages in the cities and boroughs where they then resided, provided they held them in chief of the king ; and they were further permitted to take lands to farm for any term...

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