Borough Customs, Volume 2

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Mary Bateson
B. Quaritch, 1906 - Boroughs
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Page 241 - ... election shall take place by ballot as follows : every member of the Society present at the Meeting shall be entitled to vote by writing the names of not more than five of the candidates on a piece of paper and delivering it to the Secretary or his Deputy, at such meeting, and the five candidates who shall have a majority of votes shall be declared elected. In case of equality the Chairman of the Meeting shall have a second or casting vote. The vacancy in the office of President or Vice-President...
Page 229 - ... raising of rents ; the tenure of land ; the rights of copyholders ; the power of guilds ; and many other matters of legal and social interest. The introduction covers the whole history of the Court to its gradual extinction under the Commonwealth and Restoration.
Page 230 - ... jurisdiction in all affairs between Jews or the Jewish community on the one hand and the Crown or Christians on the other ; namely, in accounts of the revenue, in some criminal matters, in pleas upon contracts and torts between Jews and Christians, and in causes or questions touching their land or goods, or their tallages, fines, and forfeitures. This involved a complete registry of deeds or
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Page 227 - These consist largely of actions relating to land, either directly, as in the various assizes, writs of right and of entry, actions for dower, &c. ; or indirectly, as for feudal services, tolls, franchises, rivers, &c. Others do not concern land. The extracts illustrate the gradual evolution of the different forms of action, both real and personal. Vol. IV., for 1890.
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