The Magna Carta Project

Article 42

And let the king make justices, constables, sheriffs and bailiffs from those who know the law of the land and are willing to keep it well.

Referenced in

II. A cartulary of the leper hospital of Saint Giles at Pont-Audemer in Normandy: Rouen, Bibliothèque Municipale, MS. Y 200, fos.81-87v. (The Copies of Magna Carta)

The Articles of the Barons