The wardship idea is not the part of the American institution as it concerns them.
The wardship of this fief and manor, during the minority of the seigneur, was in the Crown.
This last (cornage) drew after it wardship, marriage, and relief.
But at least, it will be said, there was no right of wardship and marriage.
But the system of wardship (see p. 116) made marriages a matter of bargain and sale.
Nor had Warner, consciously or not, been indifferent to the sacredness of his wardship.
The wardship whereof, when it should occur, was estimated at £40.
If the successor was an infant, the Crown under the name of wardship, took the rents of the estates.
In the past John had evidently stretched his authority and seized lands over which others had really the right of wardship.
He promises also to do right concerning forests, abbeys and the wardship of lands which belong lawfully to others.