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Fugitives In 1285

At the same court there were three fines levied relating to men of Worlington who had absconded without permission. The village was fined 2s for the flight of Bartholomew Aneline, the tithing of John Serkman was fined 5s for the flight of John son of Adam, and the tithing of Bartholomew Sparrow was fined 40d, for the flight of Thomas son of Norman. This last was surely the Thomas who had sworn to abjure the realm; this fine may indicate that he escaped from sanctuary rather than abide by the proper procedure of abjuration.

A William West of Worlington acted as a juror at this court the following year.

Colin Dring 1979

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