What is FEODARY?

An officer of the court of wards, appointed by the master of that court,under 32 Hen. VIII. c. 26, whose business if was to be present with the escheator inevery county at the finding of offices of lands, and to give evidence for the king, as wellconcerning the value as the tenure; and his office was also to survey the land of theward, after the office found, and to rate it. lie also assigned the king’s widows theirdower; and received all the rents, etc. Abolished by 12 Car. II. c. 24. Wharton.

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