At Easter 13 copyholders' tenements are vacant, and by Pentecost another 30 are added to the long list.
Rights of lods et ventes on copyholders, due by the purchaser of property liable to this lien, in forty days.
Yea, in my remembrance, before the civill warres, copyholders and ordinary poore people had none.
Only freeholders and copyholders with the custom of the manor in their favor were secure against eviction.
Copyholders gradually acquired a valuable right in their holdings; their rent became light - less that a shilling an acre.
The number of enclosures grew because copyholders were not successful in obtaining the legal security of tenure.
Of the ten copyholders then remaining only one held the original virgate.
He further proposed to extend the franchise to copyholders, and in towns to householders.
Harrison in 1587 spoke of copyholders as those “by whom the greatest part of the realm doth stand and is maintained.”
This line of development is suggested, though it is not proved, by the mere preponderance of copyholders.