Document referenceQDE(F)
TitleRecords relating to the Freeholders Register Act 1788 : North Riding Quarter Sessions
DescriptionThis sub-series consists of records relating to the Freeholders Register Act of 1788, including:

Printed forms:
- notice of the Act [n.d.]
- North Riding Precept, to the Constable requiring him to notify the collector to appear to receive the Register [1789]
- receipt (from register-keeper) acknowledging receipt of a Register, forms of enrollment, etc. [1789]
- the charge - paper printed all sides [n.d.]

- wapentake bundles of receipts from Register keepers for registers, blank forms for enrollment and printed notices [1789]
- wapentake lists of townships and land tax collectors in each (wapentakes of Bulmer, Gilling East, Gilling West Hallikeld, Hang East, Hang West, Langbaurgh East, Langbaurgh West, Pickering Lythe, and Whitby Strand) [1788]

- booklet containing list of North Riding districts having land tax collectors
- booklet containing Land Tax Collectors' names and number of freeholders
- booklet containing townships numbered under wapentakes and number of freeholders.

- lists of districts indicating distribution of notices, registers etc [n.d.]
- correspondence [1788-1790]
Catalogue statusCatalogued
Administrative historyThis Act in 1788 "for the better securing the rights of persons qualified to vote" (28 George III cap. 36), was otherwise called "Lord Stanhope's Bill". Registers were to be distributed by the Clerk of the Peace and returned to him for enrolment and preservation in the records. The Freeholders Register Act was repealed in 1789 (29 George III cap. 18) and comparatively little was achieved by it.
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