Document referenceQDE(O)
TitleRecords of oaths of returning officers : North Riding Quarter Sessions
DescriptionThis sub-series consists of records relating to returning officers, including:

- appointments by the sheriff of returning officers for the boroughs of Whitby and Thirsk (North Riding), Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield (West Riding). These appointments give the name and place of residence of officers, and has the signature of the sheriff [3 August 1832 - 13 March 1885]

Oaths of returning officers and sheriffs acting as returning officers at the county elections of 1754, 1761, 1835, 1841 and 1865
Catalogue statusCatalogued
Administrative historyThe oaths were deposited with the Clerk of the Peace under an Act of 1728 (2 George II cap. 24).

Under the Reform Act of 1832 (2 & 3 William IV cap. 45, s. 11) the sheriff was to nominate returning officers for parliamentary elections in certain new parliamentary boroughs. Copies of the appointments were to be sent to the Clerk of the Peace.
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