Sentence Examples

  • In the 14th century the divisions were more frequently described as hundreds, and Wirksworth alone retained the designation wapentake until modern times.
  • North of the Tees, Sadberg in Durham is the only district which was called a wapentake, and the rest of the ancient administrative divisions of the three northern counties were called wards.
  • As a general rule each wapentake had its own court, which had the same jurisdiction as the hundred courts of the southern counties.
  • The ridings were each presided over by a riding-reeve, and wapentake courts were held in the reign of Henry I.
  • Every three weeks, while twice a year all the freemen of the wapentake were summoned to the view of frankpledge or tourn held by the sheriff.

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