We hope to have more success this time with the advantages of the internet.
extracted from Tom Wolstencroft's early newsletters:
If anyone still has other editions, please forward copies to me.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Chancery Records(Sept.1976, by T.H.Wolstencroft)
The Court of Chancery has for centuries held proceedings
to settle disputes over land tenure, contents of wills, and Wards of Court.
The documentation left in the wake of these deliberations is immense and
the number of people recorded, Defendants, Plaintiffs and Witnesses, make
a valuable contribution to Family History.
The very least information available in these documents
is the age, occupation and residence of the defendant, plaintiff and all
witnesses. The names which follow could be a selection of all three categories.
. . .
The first and only session of the third Parliament of the United Kingdom was brought to an end in the spring of 1807 by King George III over the question of discriminationagainst Catholics, being relieved. It helped to cover grave abuses in the department of the Paymaster General. (What's new about Watergate?)
The two retiring members for Yorkshire were William Wilberforce who, in the last Parliament, had seen the culmination of his life's work against slavery, and Mr Walter Fawks of Farnley Hall. Mr Fawks did not seek re-election so the seat was disputed by the Hon. H. Lascelles, son of Lord Harewood, and Lord Milton. Lascelles was the Tory, Milton the Whig or Liberal.
After a lively election that saw the Riot Act read in Leeds, with horse soldiers pursuing the election crowds with drawn swords through the streets, Lord Milton won the seat.
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