History of the Drainage of the Great Level of the Fens Called Bedford Level, Volume 1

Front Cover
0 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 396 - Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown ; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly ; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air : but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection : lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Page 692 - It is not sufficient to point out property .within the parish, in order to show it is rateable to the poor ; but there must also be some person or persons in the beneficial occupation of it : I say persons, because corporations may unquestionably be rated, though it was once thrown out by Yates J., that they could not. 176 Now in the present case there is property, which is the subject of a rate ; but there is no occupier of it.
Page 64 - For the execution of this survey, commissioners were sent into every county and shire : and juries summoned in each hundred, out of all orders of freemen, from barons down to the lowest farmers...
Page 597 - ... as fully to all intents and purposes as if this act had not been passed, anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
Page 505 - Meeting of the Governor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the great Level of the Fens...
Page 274 - OLIVER, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, and the dominions thereunto belonging, to the Commissioners authorised by a late Ordinance for Approbation of Public Preachers, or ' to
Page 667 - An Act for improving the Outfall of the River Nene, and the Drainage of the Lands discharging their Waters into the Wisbech River...
Page 533 - ... shall be as good and effectual in the law, as if the stroke or poisoning had been committed and done in the same county where the party shall die, or where such indictment shall be so founden ; any law or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
Page 523 - Good Friday and Sunday, between the hours of nine in the morning and three in the afternoon, to inspect the books and papers wherein the admission or swearing in of the freemen, burgesses or other members or officers of such corporation, shall be entered, and to have copies or minutes of the admission, or the entry of swearing in of any one or more of such freemen, burgesses, or other members or officers, upon paying 6d.
Page 425 - ... by mills. The windmills, however, erected in this district have been pulled down, and a powerful steam-engine erected, which most effectually drains the fine fen lands of that parish. After the general erection of windmills, the plan soon adopted was what is called double...

Bibliographic information