A Geographical Dictionary of England and Wales

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Wm. Cobbett, 1832 - England - 546 pages

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Page 105 - 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.
Page ix - 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 11 - The right of election is in the inhabitants paying scot and lot ; and of 310, the whole number of electors, 195 were decided supporters of any candidate the Duke of Norfolk might recommend. After the election, about fifty of the principal inhabitants and electors dined with the Duke at the Castle.
Page 45 - 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 159 - England, being bounded on the North, by the Thames and the German Ocean ; on the East, by the sea; on the South, by the sea and the county of Sussex ; and on the West, by the counties of Sussex and Surrey.
Page 461 - ... 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 vicinage, chosen by the consent of parties : secondly, that in all actions for...
Page 347 - Middlesex, from which it is separated by the Thames ; on the east by Kent; on the south by Sussex; and on the west by Berkshire and Hampshire.
Page 12 - Harwood heaths. Wood is plentiful, especially on the Chiltern hills, and throughout the extensive district called Whaddon chase. According to ancient historians this county was at one time almost all forest. The principal timber is beech. The cattle of this county are not peculiar to it ; the horses are black, and of the half-cart, half-coach breed ; the cows are mostly of the short-horned breed. Fuller's earth, marble, chalk, and marl are the mineral products. — The principal manufactures are...
Page 105 - Saint's church was built before the year 1356 : the tower is mostly of flint, having only a small quantity of stone work at the angles. Near the east gate in this parish, was a monastery of grey friars, founded in the year 1309, by Robert, Lord Fitzwalter, who, a short time before his decease, in 1325, is recorded to have assumed the habit of this order. St. Nicholas church is partly in ruins, the tower having fallen upon the body and chancel some years ago, while the workmen, who had been employed...
Page 461 - ... 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...

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