An Inquiry Into the Elective Franchise of the Freeholders Of, and the Rights of Election for the Corporate Counties in England and Wales ...

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J. & W. T. Clarke, 1826 - 440 Seiten
 

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Seite 57 - ... that he cause to come here, on such a day, twelve free and lawful men, liberos et legales homines, of the body of his county, by whom the truth of the matter may be better known, and who are neither of kin to the aforesaid A nor the aforesaid B, to recognize the truth of the issue between the said parties.
Seite 19 - Moreover, we have granted for us and our heirs, as well to archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, and other folk of holy Church, as also to earls, barons, and to all the commonalty of the land, that for no business from henceforth will we take such manner of aids, tasks, nor prises, but by the common assent of the realm, and for the common profit thereof, saving the ancient aids and prises due and accustomed.
Seite 19 - that no tallage or aid shall be taken or levied, by us or our heirs, in our realm, without the good will and assent of archbishops, bishops, earls, barons, knights, burgesses, and other freemen of the land.
Seite 258 - We have granted also, and given to all the freemen of our realm, for us and our Heirs for ever, these liberties underwritten, to have and to hold to them and their Heirs, of us and our Heirs for ever.
Seite 330 - Greeting Whereas by the advice and assent of Our Council for certain arduous and urgent affairs concerning Us the State and defence of Our United Kingdom and the Church...
Seite 416 - Parliament, proclamation shall be made in the full county of the day and place of the Parliament, and that all they that be there present, as well suitors duly summoned for the same cause, as other, shall attend to the election of [the J] knights for the Parliament ; and then in the full county they shall proceed to the election freely and indifferently, notwithstanding any request or commandment to the contrary...
Seite 28 - England, by people dwelling and resident in the same counties, whereof every one of them shall have free land or tenement to the value of forty shillings by the year at the least above all charges...
Seite 69 - Although express Mention of the true yearly Value or Certainty of the Premises, or any of them, or of any other Gifts or Grants, by Us or any of our Progenitors or Predecessors, to the aforesaid Sir Thomas Gates, Knt.
Seite 268 - ... all and every person and persons having a right to vote or poll at such election or elections shall, before he be admitted to vote or poll thereat (if required by any of the candidates, or any two or more of the electors) first take the oaths in and by an act made in the first year of his Majesty's reign, intituled, An...
Seite 28 - Item, whereas the elections of knights of the shires to come to the parliaments of our lord the king, in many counties of the realm of England, have now of late been made by very great, outrageous, and excessive number of people dwelling within the same counties of the realm of England, of the which most part was of people of small substance and of no value...

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