MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered
by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of
Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31.
2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R. 450; 4 Price's R. 198.