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In sum: No Jew shall lend anything at usury, either on land or rent or anything else.
Usuries shall not continue beyond the feast of St Edward last past.
No distress for a debt owing to a Jew is to be made upon the heir of the debtor named in the Jew's deed or other person holding the land.
All Jews shall dwell in the King's own cities and boroughs, where the chirograph chests of the Jews (the boxes in which the moneylenders kept promissory notes) are wont to be.
Each Jew, after he is seven years old, shall wear a distinguishing mark on his outer garment, that is to say, in the form of two Tables joined, of yellow felt of the length of six inches and of the breadth of three inches. Each Jew, after he is 12 years old, shall yearly at Easter pay to the King, whose serf he is, a tax of three pence, and this be understood to hold as well for a woman as for a man.
They may live by lawful trade and by their labour and they may have intercourse with Christians in order to carry on lawful trade. But no Christian for this cause or any other shall dwell among them. (See Statutum de Judaismo 1275 [link will open in new window])
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