Reports of the Proceedings Before Select Committees of the House of Commons, in ... Cases of Controverted Elections: Heard and Determined During the First [and Second] Session[s] of the Seventeenth Parliament of Great Britain, Volume 1

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J. Murray, 1793
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Page 146 - All conveyances of any messuages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments, in any county, city, borough, &c. in order to multiply voices, or to split and divide the interest in any houses or lands among several persons, to enable them to vote at elections of Members to serve in Parliament, are hereby declared to be void and of none effect; and that no more than one single voice shall be admitted for one and the same house or tenement.
Page 357 - ' to the laft determination of the houfe of « commons, the right of electing burgefle " to ferve in parliament for the borough of " Dorchefter in the county of Dorfet, is " in the inhabitants of the faid borough '' paying to church and poor in refpect of '* their perfonal eftates, and in fuch perfons " as pay to church and poor in refpect to " their real eftates within the faid borough, " although not inhabitants or occupiers, and " although their names do not appear upon
Page 74 - Quod in plena comitatu tuo eligi facias pro comitatu tuo duos milites, et pro qualibet civitate in comitatu tuo duos cives et pro quolibet burgo in comitatu tuo duos burgenses...
Page 263 - Trent, who pay, or ought to pay, fcot.and lot within the faid borough, have a right to vote at the election of members to ferve in parliament for the faid borough.
Page 267 - ... be removed, or which at the time of making fuch rate was empty or unoccupied, that then every perfon fo removing from, and every perfori " fo coming into or occupying the fame íhall be liable >' to pay fuch rate, in proportion to the time that fuch...
Page 221 - That fuch votes fhall be deemed to be legal which have been fo declared by the laft: determination in the Houfe of Commons ; which laft determination concerning any county, fhire, city, borough, cinque port, or place, fhall be final to all intents and purpofes whatever, any ufage to the contrary notwithftanding...
Page 358 - Poor, in refpecl of their perfonal Eftates ; and in fuch Perfons as pay to Church and Poor, in refpect of their real Eftates within the faid Borough.
Page 188 - ... the right of election is a privilege annexed to the burgage land, and is, as I may properly call it, a real privilege.
Page 103 - F. c. 5] . . . that all conveyances of any messuages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments, in any county, city, borough, town corporate, port or place, in order to multiply voices, or to split and divide the interest in any houses or lands...
Page 117 - If the title to a feat in parliament had been, in England, as now in Scotland, referred to the decifion of a court of juftice, we might venture to guefs, that a gentleman could not have been at liberty to fend his fteward with ten or a dozen parchment5, to be diftributed among as many voters round a green table, and then picked up, after the election was over.

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