How to use Beadle in a sentence

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  • They were to be free from all toll and to elect yearly a portreeve and a beadle."

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  • The viscose fiber process was due in part to Cross, Bevan and Beadle.

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  • James Ellis brought a great presence to the role of Mr Bumble, the pompous parish beadle.

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  • In 1846 Ratcliffe became a beadle at Halifax and later mace-bearer to the first mayor of the town.

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  • As such, the beadle goes back to early Teutonic times; he was probably attached to the moot as its messenger or summoner, being under the direction of the reeve or constable of the leet.

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  • After the Norman Conquest, the beadle seems to have diminished in importance, becoming merely the crier in the manor and forest courts, and sometimes executing processes.

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  • From the Poor Law Act of 160r till the act of 1834 by which poor-law administration was transferred to guardians, the beadle in England was an officer of much importance in his capacity of agent for the overseers.

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