Tourn

Tourn

The tourn (tour, turn) was the circuit made by the sheriff in medieval England to the hundreds of his shire. Here he would preside over the hundred court. This court normally met every three weeks, but during the tourn, at Easter and Michaelmas there were especially full meetings. These meetings were also known as 'views of frankpledge', because the sheriff was supposed to look into the frankpledge or tithing system.

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