Some Account of the Barony and Town of Okehampton: Its Antiquities and Institutions: Including the Journals Kept by Messrs. Rattenbury and Shebbeare, Gents. and Burgesses, from the 21 James I., to the Death of William III.; with Notes Genealogical, Descriptive, and Explanatory

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William Henry Kearley Wright
W. Masland, 1889 - 242 pages
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Page 219 - Municipal Corporation Acts to a municipal borough it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, by the charter, to do all or any of the following things : (a.) To fix the number of councillors, and to fix the number and boundaries of the wards (if any), and to assign the number of councillors to each ward ; and...
Page 222 - One hundred pounds by the year (3) The Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the said Borough shall have the powers authorities immunities and privileges usually vested by law in the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of a Municipal Borough...
Page 221 - ... (2.) The inhabitants of the Borough of Okehampton within the limits set forth in the First Schedule to these presents, and their successors, shall be, and are hereby declared to be one body politic and corporate by the name of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the Borough of Okehampton, with perpetual succession and a Common Seal, and may assume armorial bearings (which shall be duly enrolled in the Heralds...
Page 46 - ... a chink ; at the fourth assault, the miners set fire to the tower, so that the smoke burst out, and the tower itself was cloven to that degree, as to show visibly some broad chinks, whereupon the enemy surrendered.
Page 220 - ... the borough named in the charter, be respectively substituted in the Municipal Corporations Acts for the years, days, times, places, officers, and persons therein mentioned, and the persons so nominated shall have the like powers, and be subject to the like obligations and penalties, as the officers and persons mentioned in those Acts for whom they are respectively substituted.
Page 75 - Fitz, may still be seen, amid the " glimpses of the moon," rattling through the streets of this town on its way to Okehampton Park, the seat at which she died. But the vehicle is now a coach of bones. Human skulls supply the place of those balls that once ornamented the four corners of its roof; and Lady Howard rides in it a pale and sheeted spectre, as her skeleton hound runs before her, to bring nightly a blade of grass from Okehampton Park to the gateway of Fitz-ford ; a penance doomed to endure...
Page 220 - The years days times and places fixed by the charter, and the persons nominated therein to perform any duties, shall, as regards the borough named in the charter, be respectively substituted in the Municipal Corporations Acts...
Page 219 - To fix the number of councillors, and to fix the number of boundaries of the wards (if any), and to assign the number of councillors to each ward ; and (b) To fix the years, days, and times for the retirement of the first aldermen and councillors ; and...
Page 224 - Borough shall, at the first or second quarterly meeting, and not later, by a majority of votes, or in case of an equality of votes, by the Casting vote of the 'Chairman, determine who are to go out of office at the times above specified respectively.
Page 219 - Her Majesty, by the advice of Her Privy Council, thinks fit by charter to create such town, towns, or district, or any part thereof specified in the charter, with or without any adjoining place, a municipal borough, and to incorporate the inhabitants thereof, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty by the charter to extend to that municipal borough and the inhabitants thereof so incorporated the provisions of the Municipal Corporation Acts.

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