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This is a wonderful listing of the rents collected by the Reeve but also has this description of the tasks required of the Reeve:

And the duty that he has to perform is to gather the lord’s chief rent of his tenants as appeares by rent rolle, give summons when the court shall be to the copy holders and tenants and call the court ... heriots that are due to the lord etc. To cause the lord’s meadows to be mown and the hay made having notice given him for that purpose every half yard land sending one mower and two hay makers till it be made ready for carrying. And then they are not to be troubled any more with it but to tell the lord it is made and deliver it up. Three days warning for mowing and making the meadows is usual. When the mowers have mowed the meadows they are to have drinking. The lord to spend 12d and the reeve 6d. And likewise when the haymakers have made the hay they are likewise to a drinking and cakes that is every hay maker a farthing cake and drink. The lord then spends 12d and the reeve 18d in the whole the lord 2s and the reeve 2s which is the due. What more they please.

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