The Court Leet Records of the Manor of Manchester, Vol. 9: From the Year 1552 to the Year 1686, and from the Year 1731 to the Year 1846 (Classic Reprint) by Eng Court Leet Manchester (Paperback / softback, 2016)
Excerpt from The Court Leet Records of the Mar of Manchester, Vol. 9: From the Year 1552 to the Year 1686, and From the Year 1731 to the Year 1846 In this volume will be found the proceedings of the courts Leet of the mar of Manchester from the 25th April, 1787, to the 21st October, 1805, The entries for each I ourt arc on the whole somewhat longer than those in the two preceding volumes, but the proceedings are of the same general character, and do t call for much special comment. There are the usual fines for selling articles unfit for consumption, and for making use of unfair weights and measures, as well as for n-attendance at the several Courts. Many persons were fined for t serving in the various offices to which they had been elected, and this culminated in the proceedings at the Court held on the 1st October, 1804, when Mr. John Stonehouse and Mr. John Railton, the two Constables who were at first proposed, declined to accept office, and were each fined 20. At the adjourned meeting, Mr. Richard Entwisle and Mr. Thomas Potter were elected in their places, but on Mr. Potter declining to serve he was promptly fined 100, and Mr. John Ratcliffe was elected in his place. These fines seem to have been duly paid. The duties of the various officers annually elected at the Michaelmas Courts are well described in a te to the second edition of Mr. William Roberts's Charge to the Jury of the Court Leet for the Mar of Manchester, originally delivered on the 15th October, 1788, and reprinted in a second edition in 1793. (See Appendix No. I.) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.