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  • Amadeus did homage, in 1405, to the bishop for those of the newly acquired lands which he held from the bishop. But, after his power had been strengthened by his elevation (1417) by the emperor to the rank of a duke, and by his succession to the principality of Piedmont (1418, long held by a cadet branch of his house), Amadeus tried to purchase Geneva from its bishop, John of Pierre-Seise or Rochetaillee (1418-1422).
  • Article 21 ( now article 27 ) adopts a simple test of chronological priority for the court first seised.
  • For he expects that the question which court was first seised will be decided, for English purposes, on that occasion.
  • Seised of 40s. rent in the vill of Broxhead which he held of Sir Hugh Despenser.
  • Seised of proceedings of the relevant nature.

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