EYRE. The court of justices itinerants; and justices in eyre are those only which Bracton calls justiciarios itinerantes. The eyre also of the forest is nothing but the justice seat otherwise called ; which is or should by ancient custom be held every three years by the justices of the forest, journeying up and down for that purpose. Cowet.
Justices in Eyre were appointed A. D. 1176. Having become sinecures they were abolished by 57 Geo. III. cap. 61, on the termination of the existing interests; and the salaries of the abolished offices carried to the consolidated fund.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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