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Deathbed surrenders are a type of out-of-court land transfer in which it is recorded the landholder was languens in extremis, or languishing near death, but not all out-of-court transfers occurred at the deathbed.
For instance, Roger Coke's 1670 A Discourse of Trade referred to Ralegh and suggested that other countries were enriching themselves by taking English commodities; while in 1680 the anonymous Britannia Languens, or a Discourse of Trade cited him in asserting that `no Nation in the World is naturally so adapted for a mighty Trade'.