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  • Apparently the title was occasionally used, and the use gradually grew into a prescriptive right.
  • Earl Warenne held a weekly market on Saturdays, and fairs on Tuesday in Whitsun-week, the eve and day of St Lawrence, and the eve and day of the Exaltation of the Cross, by prescriptive right.
  • Darlington possesses no early charter, but claimed its privileges as a borough by a prescriptive right.
  • The corporation, which was prescriptive, was entitled the mayor, jurats and commonalty of Folkestone.
  • Among the curious customs of Halifax was the Gibbet Law, which was probably established by a prescriptive right to protect the wool trade, and gave the inhabitants the power of executing any one taken within their liberty, who, when tried by a jury of sixteen of the frith-burgesses, was found guilty of the theft of any goods of the value of more than 13d.
 

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