591. The custom of tin bounding in Devon.

591.     The custom of tin bounding in Devon.

The custom of tin bounding in Devon was generally similar to that in Cornwall1. It fell into disuse in the eighteenth century but has not been abrogated. Under the Devon custom a tinner could work tin existing in any land in the county other than meadows, orchards, gardens, houses or grain or corn land, or certain woods or groves2. He could also work tin in the excepted lands with the consent of the owner and occupier; and if such consent was given, the owner and occupier were