A Geographical Dictionary of England and Wales: Containing the Names, in Alphabetical Order...

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Wm. Corbett, 1832 - England - 546 pages

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Page 43 - Election is in the Mayor, Aldermen, and Freemen, being Inhabitants at the Time they were made free, and not receiving pay of the Parish.
Page 125 - Hampshire is bounded on the north by Berkshire, on the east by Surrey and Sussex, on the south by the English Channel, and on the west by Wiltshire and Dorsetshire.
Page vii - Cheviot hills ; on the east by the German Ocean; on the south by the English Channel; and on the west by St George's Channel and the Irish Sea. The space thus included is rather irregular in form, and lies between lat. 49 57' and 55 45' north,.and between long. 5 41' west, and 1 46
Page vii - North latitude. 2. It is bounded, on the East, by the German Ocean ; on the South, by the English Channel ; on the West, by St. George's Channel ; on the North, by Scotland, from which it is separated by the river Tweed, and by a line, which is imaginary, running along the Cheviot hills, and falling in at the head of the Frith of Sohvay.
Page 467 - Bristol channel on the south, do intersect a little between Wales and the mainland of England. It is a mountainous tract of land on the western coast of England...
Page 29 - Along the rows are ranges of shops, and above them the higher stories, which project to the streets, and form a line with the warehouses beneath. The whole appears as if the first stories of the fronts of all the houses were laid open, and made to communicate with each other; pillars only being left for the support of the superstructure.
Page 162 - Shrine are thus described by Erasmus, who saw it shortly after the dissolution. In a chest or case of wood was " a coffin of gold, together with inestimable riches, gold being the meanest thing to be seen there; it shone all over, and sparkled and glittered with jewels of the most rare and precious kinds, and of an extraordinary size, some of them being larger than a goose's egg;" most of them were the gifts of monarchs.
Page 469 - ... et videntes, that the defendant should be put to purge himself with a greater or less number, according to the quantity and quality of the thing or fact: thirdly, that in thefts, if a person was taken with the thing in his hand, he should not be suffered to purge himself, but be judged pro...
Page 469 - Inheritances that had been partible among the heirs time out of mind, were to continue in the same manner as had been before used ; only bastards were no longer to be allowed to inherit. Women, being coheiresses, were in future to have their equal shares of the inheritance, though contrary to the former custom of Wales. The people of Wales had expressly prayed that the following regulations might be established : — first, that the truth of a fact might be inquired of by good and lawful men of the...
Page 102 - Cockermouth is governed by a bailiff, chosen yearly, by a jury of sixteen burghers, at the court-leet of the manor; and the right of election is in the burgage tenure — 200. — Earl of Lonsdale. Colchester, agreed to be in the mayor, aldermen, common council, and free burgesses, not receiving alms ; 6th May, 1714. — NB The right of making foreigners (not having a right of freedom) freemen, is in the mayor and free burgesses in common council assembled — 1,500.

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