The verderer was a judicial officer chosen in full county by the freeholders in the same manner as the coroner.
Jacob Armitage served King Charles, who employed him as a verderer in the forest, and paid him his wages.
The verderer appeared very indignant at this reply, but after a time said, “Be it so.”
Windybank, as a verderer, should have remembered this, but weightier matters had driven it from his mind.
In my own words you certainly would: and so I propose to relate it just as the verderer told it to me.