estovers


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Estovers

In English law, the amount of wood the renter of a piece of land was permitted to take each year for home repair, firewood, animal husbandry and other, necessary purposes.

estovers

The right or privilege of a tenant to take so much from the land as is necessary for support,such as the right to cut timber for heating.

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Without this I doubt anyone would take a second look at Magna Carta's Chapter 7, as modified on September 11th, 1217 to include 'widow's reasonable estovers in the commons'.
Once as a child I put the British empire and its works--including Magna Carta--behind me; now as an adult I find it necessary to write about the Great Charters of English Liberty, the great one and the small one, habeas corpus and estovers, in order to help the mighty effort to put behind another empire, the American one with its 'endless' wars.
were rights of common of pasturage, estovers, turbary, pannage, piscary and