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  • In his absence the administration was entrusted to a justiciar, a regent or lieutenant of the kingdom; and the convenience being once ascertained of having a minister who could in the whole kingdom represent the king, as the sheriff did in the shire, the justiciar became a permanent functionary."

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  • As a typical example of these organizations the Shire Horse Society may be mentioned.

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  • Derbyshire probably originated as a shire in the time of ZEthelstan, but for long it maintained a very close connexion with Nottinghamshire, and the Domesday Survey gives a list of local customs affecting the two counties alike.

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  • Derbyshire probably originated as a shire in the time of ZEthelstan, but for long it maintained a very close connexion with Nottinghamshire, and the Domesday Survey gives a list of local customs affecting the two counties alike.

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  • The office, Mark Napier states, is repeatedly mentioned in the family charters as appertaining to the "pultre landis" near the village of Dene in the shire of Linlithgow.

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  • Barry Links, a triangular sandy track occupying the south-eastern corner of the shire, are used as a camping and manoeuvring ground for the artillery and infantry forces of the district, and occasionally of Scotland.

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  • shire regiment and the Royal Marines.

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  • Though in sympathy with the Covenanters, the town was the scene of few incidents comparable to those which took place in the northern parts of the shire.

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  • The society has carried on a work of high national importance, and has effected a marked improvement in the character and quality of the Shire horse.

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  • The society holds annual shows, publishes annually the Shire Horse Stud Book and offers'_gold and silver medals for competition amongst Shire horses at agricultural shows in different parts of the country.

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  • The society holds annual shows, publishes annually the Shire Horse Stud Book and offers'_gold and silver medals for competition amongst Shire horses at agricultural shows in different parts of the country.

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  • The lordship remained in the marches till the Act of Union 1536, when it was grouped with a number of others so as to form the shire of Brecknock.

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  • The lordship remained in the marches till the Act of Union 1536, when it was grouped with a number of others so as to form the shire of Brecknock.

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  • Up to 1915 the southern terminus of the railway was on the Shire river at Port Herald, which place steamers were unable to reach in the dry season owing to insufficient water.

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  • Only in a few districts is the climate suitable for Europeans, most of whom live in the Shire Highlands.

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  • Eventually, Aragorn joins the Rangers of the North and takes up Gandalf's charge to protect the region where The Shire is located.

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  • The Waikato region is an easy drive south of Auckland and marks the place in the Shire where the hobbits lived.

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  • The Lord of the Rings follows the journey of Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Pippin Took and Merrygold Brandybuck as they leave the Shire (Hobbit land) at the urging of Gandalf the Grey (a wizard).

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  • Gandalf charged Frodo with fleeing the Shire with the Ring because Sauron and the Nazgul were aware of it and they were hunting for the One Ring.

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  • The Hackney Horse Society and the Hunters' Improvement Society are conducted on much the same lines as the Shire Horse Society, and, like it, they each hold a show in London in the spring of the year and publish an annual volume.

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  • Although acknowledged as the county town of Pembrokeshire, Pembroke was superseded by Haverfordwest as the judicial and administrative centre of the shire on account of the more convenient position of the latter place.

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  • William's writs show not only that he kept intact the old system of governing through the sheriffs and the courts of shire and hundred, but also that he found it highly serviceable.

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  • The Mappa mundi contains a useful description of England shire by shire, giving in particular a list of the castles and religious houses to be found in each.

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  • Sir John Howard, only son of the match between Howard and Mowbray, took service with his cousin the third duke of Norfolk, who had him returned as knight of the shire for Norfolk, where, according to the Paston Letters, this Howard of the Essex branch was regarded by the gentry as a strange man.

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  • It is hardly necessary to say that the Shire Horse Society has never received a penny of public money, nor has any other of the voluntary breeders' societies.

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  • With the erection of Maesyfed into the shire of Radnor in 1536 Rhayader was named as assize-town for the newly formed county in conjunction with New Radnor; but in 1542, on account of a local riot, the town was deprived of this privilege in favour of Presteign.

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  • It is first mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle under the date 605.The ealdorman, or sheriff, of the shire was probably charged with the duty of calling out and leading the fyrd, which appears always to have retained a local character, as during the time of the Danish invasions we read of the fyrd of Kent, of Somerset and of Devon.

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  • broad, is the most extensive in the shire and is the main source of supply for Dumfries and other towns.

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  • The municipal government of the city, and also of South Brisbane, is in the hands of a mayor and ten aldermen; the suburbs are controlled by shire councils and divisional boards.

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  • - Texts of the liturgical poems are to be found in the prayer-books: others in Dukes and Edelmann, Treasures of Oxford (Oxford, 1850); Dukes, Shire Shelomoh (Hanover, 1858); S.

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  • In the parts of Mercia acquired by Alfred, the shire system seems now to have been introduced for the first time.

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  • In 1524 the burgesses were exempted from appearing at the shire and hundred courts, and in 1583 the body corporate was reconstructed under the title of mayor and commonalty, and power was granted to make by-laws and to punish offenders.

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  • The greatest length from Cape Wrath in Sutherland to the Mull of Galloway is 274 m., and the greatest breadth from Buchan Ness to Applecross in the shire of Ross and Cromarty 154 m., but from Bonar Bridge at the head of Dornoch Firth to the head of Loch Broom it is only 26 m.

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  • In the basin of the gorges Moray Firth some fine examples may be seen on the Nairn and Findhorn, while on the west side of the Cromarty Firth some of the small streams descending from the high grounds of the east of the shire of Ross and Cromarty have cut out defiles in the Conglomerates, remarkable for their depth and narrowness.

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  • Traces of annelids and probably other organisms have been found in the bands of shale occurring in the south-west of the shire of Ross and Cromarty, in the isle of Raasay, and at Cailleach Head, and are the oldest relics of animal life yet found in Great Britain.

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  • Alumina is treated at works near Foyers in the shire of Inverness, where abundant water power enables electricity to be generated cheaply.

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  • The Shire hounds include the Belvoir, the Cottesmore, the Quorn and the Pytchleys; for besides the Pytchley proper, there is a pack distinguished as the Woodland.

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  • JOSIAH WEDGWOOD (1730-1795), the most distinguished of English manufacturers of pottery, came of a family many members of which had been established as potters in Stafford - shire throughout the 17th century and had played a notable part in the development of the infant industry.

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  • Reginald, earl of Cornwall (1140-1175), granted to the canons rights of jurisdiction in all their lands and exemption from suit of court in the shire and hundred courts.

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  • He granted a charter in 1194 declaring that he retained the borough in his hand, and granting a yearly fair and weekly market, freedom from certain tolls, from shire and hundred court and sheriffs' aids.

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  • Glamorgan and the county palatine of Pembroke had hitherto been the only portions of the country subject to English shire law, but now Edward parcelled out the ancient territory of the princes of Gwynedd and of Deheubarth into six new counties, with sheriffs, coroners and bailiffs.

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  • The all-important Act of Union 1536 (27 Henry VIII.), converted the whole of the Marches of Wales into shire ground, and created five new counties: Denbigh, Montgomery, Radnor, Brecknock, or Brecon and Monmouth.

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  • The act of 1542 also enacted that courts of justice under the name of " The King's Great Sessions in Wales " should sit twice a year in every one of the counties of Wales, except Monmouth, which was thus formally declared an English shire.

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  • For this purpose four circuits, two for North and two for South Wales, each circuit containing a convenient group of three counties, were created; whilst justices of the peace and custodes rotulorum for each shire were likewise appointed.

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  • The name was derived from that of Christopher Cat, the keeper of the piehouse in which the club met in Shire Lane, near Temple Bar.

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  • A Portuguese force under Major Serpa Pinto had invaded the II., - Shire highlands in order to forestall their annexation by the British, and the British government demanded satisfaction.

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  • r, 1890), requiring the withdrawal of all Portuguese forces from the Shire.

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  • above the sea in the Shire Highlands 300 m.

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  • shire, the midland counties generally, and Somersetshire, have the highest proportion, and the counties of the East Anglian seaboard the lowest.

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  • The hundred rate is seldom made, though in some counties it may be made for purposes of main roads and bridges chargeable to the hundred as distinguished from the county at large; (ii.) the borrowing of money; (iii.) the passing of the accounts of, and the discharge of the county treasurer; (iv.) shire halls, county halls, assize courts, the judges' lodgings, lock-up houses, court houses, justices' rooms, police stations and county buildings, works and property; (v.) the licensing under any general act of houses and other places for music or for dancing, and the granting of licences under the Racecourses Licensing Act 1879; (vi.) the provision, enlargement, maintenance and management and visitation of, and other dealing with, asylums for pauper lunatics; (vii.) the establishment and maintenance of, and the contribution to, reformatory and industrial schools; (viii.) bridges and roads repairable with bridges, and any powers vested by the Highways and Locomotives Amendment Act 1878 in the county authority.

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  • During the Heptarchy what is now the shire formed part of Mercia; by the treaty of Wedmore, however, it became Danish territory, but was recovered by King Edward (919-921).

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  • The first actual mention of the county comes in 1016 when King Canute laid waste to the whole shire.

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  • In the civil war of Stephen's reign the county suffered severely; the great Roll of the Exchequer of 1165 proves the shire receipts had depreciated in value to two-thirds of the assessment for the Danegeld.

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  • Until 1574 one sheriff did duty for Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, the shire court of the former being held at Bedford.

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  • Most of the year 1859 was spent in the exploration of the river Shire and Lake Nyasa, which was discovered in September; and during a great part of the year 1860 Livingstone was engaged in fulfilling his promise to take such of the Makololo home as cared to go.

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  • Mackenzie and a party of missionaries sent out by the Universities Mission to establish a station on the upper Shire.

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  • in his new vessel the "Pioneer," Livingstone and the missionaries proceeded up the Shire to Chibisa's; there they found the slave trade rampant.

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  • When the mission ladies reached the mouth of the Ruo tributary of the Shire, they were stunned to hear of the death of the bishop and one of his companions.

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  • His company consisted of thirteen sepoys, ten Johanna men, nine African boys from Nasik school, Bombay, and four boys from the Shire region, besides camels, buffaloes, mules and donkeys.

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  • But the main importance of Keith lies in the fact that it is the centre of the agricultural trade of the shire.

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  • Yet even after such a triumph ~thelstan had to set up a Danish under-king in Yorkshire, apparently despairing of holding it down as a shire governed by a mere ealdorman.

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  • where earls were created, and they were but few, their authority was usually restricted to a single shire.

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  • The villein must sue in his lords manorial courts, but he is also subject to the royal courts of hundred and shire.

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  • and many other barons, but proved unable to stand before the king, who was loyally supported by the English shire levies.

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  • But Henry, not contente4 with this, adopted the custom of sending forth certain members of the Curia throughout the realm at intervals, to sit in the shire court, along with or in place of the sheriff, and to hear and judge all the cases of which the court had cognizance.

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  • The sheriff, the original president of the shire court, was gradually extruded by them from all important business.

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  • It was they who had to see that the shire court, and in minor affairs the hundred court, did not allow cases to slip away into the jurisdiction of the feudal courts of the baronage.

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  • farmed out to them the charge of the taxes of the whole shire of Middlesex, outside the city walls.

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  • His most formidable raid was checked by the Yorkshire shire levies, at the battle of the Standard (Aug.

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  • He took away from London some of the exceptional privileges which his grandfather had granted, such as the free election of sheriffs of Middlesex, and the right of farming the shire at a fixed rent.

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  • The shire levies which had served the king so well against the feudal rebels of 1173 were reorganized, with uniformity of weapons and armour, by the Assize of Arms of Ii81.

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  • John himself had gone a step farther on the road towards that ideal when in 1213 he had summoned four discreet men from every shire to a council at Oxford, which (as it appears) was never held.

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  • It was to be some forty years later that the first appearance of elected shire representatives at the Great Council took place.

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  • The most troublesome of them was Falkes de Breaut, the most famous of King Johns foreign condottieri, whose minions held Bedford castle against the justiciar and the whole shire levy of eastern England for nearly two months in 1224.

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  • fiegn Johns writ of 1213, bidding discreet men from each nings of shire to present themselves at Oxford, found its parilaparallel in another writ of 1253 which bids four knightly meat.

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  • He summoned a parliament, in which four knights elected by each shire were present, to establish the new constitution.

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  • The only unsatisfactory part of the pacificatioI~ was that Llewelyn of Wales, who had ravaged the whole March while he was Montforts ally, was allowed to keep a broad region (the greater part of the modern shire of Denbigh) which he had won back from its English holders.

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  • This was a measure for the repression of local riots, empowering justices in every shire to suppress clubmen (trailbastons), gangs of marauders who had been rendering the roads unsafe.

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  • The French fleet landed in great war, force in Sussex, burnt Rye and Hastings and routed the shire levies.

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  • All the largest tributaries, including the Shire, the outflow of Lake Nyasa, flow down the southern slopes of the band of high ground which stretches across the continent in to 12° S.

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  • At this period the Danish inroads upon the coast of Lindsey had already begun, and in 873 Healfdene wintered at Torksey, while in 878 Lincoln and Stamford were included among the five Danish boroughs, and the organization of the districts dependent upon them probably resulted about this time in the grouping of Lindsey, Kesteven and Holland to form the shire of Lincoln.

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  • The shire court for Lincolnshire was held at Lincoln every forty days, the lords of the manor attending with their stewards, or in their absence the reeve and four men of the vill.

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  • As early as 1295 two knights were returned to parliament for the shire of Lincoln, and two burgesses each for Lincoln, Grimsby and Stamford.

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  • There was no knight of the shire in any Spanish Cortes.

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  • Many of the dark-coloured horses of Europe have Barb or Arab blood in their veins, this being markedly the case with the Old English black or Shire horse, the skull of which shows a distinct depression in front of the eye-socket.

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  • B.) Breeds Of Horses The British breeds of light horses include the Thoroughbred, the Yorkshire Coach-horse, the Cleveland Bay, the Hackney and the Pony; of heavy horses, the Shire, the Clydesdale and the Suffolk.

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  • The Shire horse owes its happily-chosen name to Arthur Young's remarks, in the description of his agricultural tours during the closing years of the 18th century, concerning the large Old English Black Horse, " the produce principally of the Shire counties in the heart of England."

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  • Long previous to this, however, the word Shire, in connexion with horses, was used in the statutes of Henry VIII.

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  • Under the various names of the War Horse, the Great Horse, the Old English Black Horse and the Shire Horse, the breed has for centuries been cultivated in the rich fen-lands of Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, and in many counties to the west.

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  • The Shire is the largest of draught horses, the stallion commonly attaining a height of 17 to 17.3 hands.

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  • A good type of Shire horse combines symmetrical outlines and bold, free action.

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  • There is a good and remunerative demand for Shire geldings for use as draught horses in towns.

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  • The Clydesdale, the Scottish breed named from the valley of the Clyde, is not quite so large as the Shire, the average height of stallions being about 16 hands 2 in.

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  • A blend of the Shire and Clydesdale strains of the British rough-legged draught horse (virtually sections of the same breed) is a better animal than either of the parents.

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  • It is an improvement upon the Shire due to the quality contributed by the Clydesdale, and it surpasses the Clydesdale in strength and substance, as a result of the Shire connexion.

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  • The Suffolk is a horse quite distinct from the Shire and the Clydesdale.

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  • enjoy the antics of friendly farm animals, meet magnificent shire horses, be enthralled by fantastic falconry displays.

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  • Definite Closures We received news of the following confirmed closures: The only language unit in a shire county in the midlands.

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  • The bill in Fenland is £ 60 lower than the average English bill and more than £ 130 lower than the shire district average.

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  • facsimile of the document granting armorial bearings can be seen in the Grand Jury Room in the Shire Hall, Chelmsford.

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  • He also he went on to become a judge at local and national shire horse competitions.

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  • knight of the shire in the latter years of Edward III.

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  • The Normans established the sheriff or shire reeve - their crown officer.

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  • luxury sauna & spa pool, Shire horses, friendly farm animals & children's play area.

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  • In England, this means nothing less than the restoration of genuine shire and city self-government.

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  • shire horses, goats to guineapigs.

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  • He says the shire and community leaders have met and are unanimously behind welcoming the boat people.

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  • When Argyll became a shire in 1292 Alexander was appointed to rule.

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  • Each English shire had to provide the king with a certain number of trained archers per year this was enforced by law.

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  • This is as true of Carmarthenshire as any other Welsh shire as any other Welsh shire.

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  • shire counties is higher than in cities.

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  • shire horses took on the duty of pulling the Lord Mayor's coach at the annual London event.

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  • shire district of Derbyshire Dales employed 380 people in 2004.

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  • shire councils, Labor has sought to take their powers too.

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  • shire courts.

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  • shire town ], 137 Parishes & about 6400 Houses.

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  • A very big smart traditional Shire, a very showy horse, huge feet, a great big horse with a very good temperament.

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  • These two breed societies amalgamated in 1922 to become the Welsh Pig society with offices at Shire Hall in Camarthen.

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  • Dolly and Daisy seemed to be very well-behaved shire horses.

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  • wizard Gandalf tells Frodo, to stay in the Shire would put everyone else there in danger.

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  • As armor became lighter the need for a strong battle horse declined and the Shire instead became a valuable agricultural workhorse.

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  • The sheriff "was the king's representative in all matters judicial, military and financial in the shire.

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  • In his absence the administration was entrusted to a justiciar, a regent or lieutenant of the kingdom; and the convenience being once ascertained of having a minister who could in the whole kingdom represent the king, as the sheriff did in the shire, the justiciar became a permanent functionary."

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  • The office, Mark Napier states, is repeatedly mentioned in the family charters as appertaining to the "pultre landis" near the village of Dene in the shire of Linlithgow.

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  • Barry Links, a triangular sandy track occupying the south-eastern corner of the shire, are used as a camping and manoeuvring ground for the artillery and infantry forces of the district, and occasionally of Scotland.

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  • These must be heard in the county courts before two visiting justices and four knights of the shire.

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  • With the erection of Maesyfed into the shire of Radnor in 1536 Rhayader was named as assize-town for the newly formed county in conjunction with New Radnor; but in 1542, on account of a local riot, the town was deprived of this privilege in favour of Presteign.

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  • Sir John Howard, only son of the match between Howard and Mowbray, took service with his cousin the third duke of Norfolk, who had him returned as knight of the shire for Norfolk, where, according to the Paston Letters, this Howard of the Essex branch was regarded by the gentry as a strange man.

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  • 1805), author of Shire Tiphe'reth, a long poem on the Exodus, Diblue Shalom, a plea for liberalism, Sepher ha-middoth, on ethics, besides philological works and commentaries.

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  • Though in sympathy with the Covenanters, the town was the scene of few incidents comparable to those which took place in the northern parts of the shire.

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  • As a typical example of these organizations the Shire Horse Society may be mentioned.

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  • It was incorporated in 1878 to improve and promote the breeding of the Shire or old English race of cart-horses, and to effect the distribution of sound and healthy sires throughout the country.

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  • The society has carried on a work of high national importance, and has effected a marked improvement in the character and quality of the Shire horse.

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  • It is hardly necessary to say that the Shire Horse Society has never received a penny of public money, nor has any other of the voluntary breeders' societies.

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  • The Hackney Horse Society and the Hunters' Improvement Society are conducted on much the same lines as the Shire Horse Society, and, like it, they each hold a show in London in the spring of the year and publish an annual volume.

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  • Although acknowledged as the county town of Pembrokeshire, Pembroke was superseded by Haverfordwest as the judicial and administrative centre of the shire on account of the more convenient position of the latter place.

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  • William's writs show not only that he kept intact the old system of governing through the sheriffs and the courts of shire and hundred, but also that he found it highly serviceable.

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  • According to the 12th-century compilation known as the "laws of Edward the Confessor," the riding was the third part of a county (provincia); to it causes were brought which could not be determined in the wapentake, and a matter which could not be determined in the riding was brought into the court of the shire.

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  • The county was made shire ground in 1586, and called Armagh after the city by Sir John Perrott.

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  • The shire hall includes remains of a building, called the Stannary prison, dating from the 13th century.

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  • In Great Britain there is the South Welsh field, extending westward from the march of Monmouth shire to Kidwelly, and northward to Merthyr Tydfil.

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  • The shire organization of Kent dates from the time of Aethelstan, the name as well as the boundary being that of the ancient kingdom, though at first probably with the addition of the suffix " shire," the form " Kentshire " occurring in a record of the folkmoot at this date.

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  • After the Conquest the great ecclesiastical landholders claimed exemption from the jurisdiction of the shire, and in 1279 the abbot of Battle claimed to have his own coroner in the hundred of Wye.

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  • From the early 17th century, if not earlier, porcelain and earthenware manufactories existed at Stoke-upon-Trent, but they remained unnoticed until in 1686 Dr Plot wrote his survey of Stafford- ' shire.

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  • DINGWALL, a royal and police burgh and county town of the shire of Ross and Cromarty, Scotland.

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  • The vale of Girvan, one of the most fertile tracts in the shire, is made so by the Water of Girvan, which rises in the loch of Girvan Eye, pursues a very tortuous course of 36 m.

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  • He was also returned to parliament at a by-election in 1576 as knight of the shire for Surrey in succession to Charles Howard, who had become Lord Howard of Effingham, and he was re-elected for Surrey in 1584, 1586 and 1588.

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  • The other chief buildings of the town are the shire hall built in 1842 in the Doric style from designs by T.

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  • By a statute of 1535 Brecon was made the county town of the new shire of Brecknock, and was granted the right of electing one burgess to represent it in parliament, a right which it retained till it was merged in the county representation in 1885.

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  • The islands unite with the counties to which they belong in returning members to parliament (one for each shire).

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  • Other public buildings include the assembly rooms, the town-hall, the museum (in which the antiquities and natural history of the shire are abundantly illustrated), the district asylum, the academy, the county buildings and the court house, the market buildings, the Victoria school of science and art, and Lady Gordon-Cumming's children's home.

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  • but increasing extent in the North-West Provinces, the breeds being mainly the Clydesdale and the Shire.

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  • Sir Henry Sydney, during his first viceroyalty, after making efforts to improve communications between Dublin and Connaught in 1566, arranged for the shiring of that province, and Mayo was made shire ground, taking its name from the monastery of Maio or Mageo, which was the seat of a bishop. Even after this period the MacWilliams continued to exercise very great authority, which was regularized in 1603, when "the MacWilliam Oughter," Theobald Bourke, surrendered his lands and received them back, to hold them by English tenure, with the title of Viscount Mayo (see Burgh, De).

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  • and is situated near the south and east boundaries of the shire.

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  • The Mappa mundi contains a useful description of England shire by shire, giving in particular a list of the castles and religious houses to be found in each.

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  • It is first mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle under the date 605.The ealdorman, or sheriff, of the shire was probably charged with the duty of calling out and leading the fyrd, which appears always to have retained a local character, as during the time of the Danish invasions we read of the fyrd of Kent, of Somerset and of Devon.

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  • broad, is the most extensive in the shire and is the main source of supply for Dumfries and other towns.

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  • The municipal government of the city, and also of South Brisbane, is in the hands of a mayor and ten aldermen; the suburbs are controlled by shire councils and divisional boards.

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  • - Texts of the liturgical poems are to be found in the prayer-books: others in Dukes and Edelmann, Treasures of Oxford (Oxford, 1850); Dukes, Shire Shelomoh (Hanover, 1858); S.

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  • shire regiment and the Royal Marines.

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  • In the parts of Mercia acquired by Alfred, the shire system seems now to have been introduced for the first time.

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  • In 1524 the burgesses were exempted from appearing at the shire and hundred courts, and in 1583 the body corporate was reconstructed under the title of mayor and commonalty, and power was granted to make by-laws and to punish offenders.

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  • The greatest length from Cape Wrath in Sutherland to the Mull of Galloway is 274 m., and the greatest breadth from Buchan Ness to Applecross in the shire of Ross and Cromarty 154 m., but from Bonar Bridge at the head of Dornoch Firth to the head of Loch Broom it is only 26 m.

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  • In the basin of the gorges Moray Firth some fine examples may be seen on the Nairn and Findhorn, while on the west side of the Cromarty Firth some of the small streams descending from the high grounds of the east of the shire of Ross and Cromarty have cut out defiles in the Conglomerates, remarkable for their depth and narrowness.

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  • Traces of annelids and probably other organisms have been found in the bands of shale occurring in the south-west of the shire of Ross and Cromarty, in the isle of Raasay, and at Cailleach Head, and are the oldest relics of animal life yet found in Great Britain.

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  • In the northern, north-western and southern divisions the population declined during the decade, the fifteen counties thus affected being, in the order of decrease, beginning with the shire in which it was smallest, Inverness, Banff, Argyll, Kirkcudbright, Shetland, Sutherland, Dumfries, Ross and Cromarty, Clackmannan, Berwick, Orkney, Roxburgh, Caithness, Wigtown and Selkirk.

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  • With the exception of the counties of Orkney, Shetland, Caithness, Sutherland and Inverness, granite is quarried in every shire in Scotland, but the industry predominates in Aberdeenshire, and is of considerable importance in Kirkcudbrightshire; limestone is quarried in half of the counties, but especially in Midlothian and Fife; large quantities of paving-stones are exported from Caithness and Forfarshire, and there are extensive slate quarries at Ballachulish and other places in Argyllshire, which furnishes three-fourths of the total supply.

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  • Alumina is treated at works near Foyers in the shire of Inverness, where abundant water power enables electricity to be generated cheaply.

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  • The Shire hounds include the Belvoir, the Cottesmore, the Quorn and the Pytchleys; for besides the Pytchley proper, there is a pack distinguished as the Woodland.

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  • JOSIAH WEDGWOOD (1730-1795), the most distinguished of English manufacturers of pottery, came of a family many members of which had been established as potters in Stafford - shire throughout the 17th century and had played a notable part in the development of the infant industry.

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  • He was most active and energetic in his efforts, not only for the improvement of Stafford - shire pottery, but almost equally so for the improvement of turnpike roads, the construction of a canal (the Trent & Mersey) and the founding of schools and chapels.

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  • Up to 1915 the southern terminus of the railway was on the Shire river at Port Herald, which place steamers were unable to reach in the dry season owing to insufficient water.

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  • Only in a few districts is the climate suitable for Europeans, most of whom live in the Shire Highlands.

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  • Early in 1915, while the situation in the protectorate was still perilous, a revolt of natives occurred in the Shire Highlands.

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  • Reginald, earl of Cornwall (1140-1175), granted to the canons rights of jurisdiction in all their lands and exemption from suit of court in the shire and hundred courts.

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  • He granted a charter in 1194 declaring that he retained the borough in his hand, and granting a yearly fair and weekly market, freedom from certain tolls, from shire and hundred court and sheriffs' aids.

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  • Desirous of combining these sporadic properties into one shire, Viscount Tarbat was enabled to procure their annexation to his sheriffdom of Cromarty in 1685 and 1698, the area of the enlarged county amounting to nearly 370 sq.

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  • Glamorgan and the county palatine of Pembroke had hitherto been the only portions of the country subject to English shire law, but now Edward parcelled out the ancient territory of the princes of Gwynedd and of Deheubarth into six new counties, with sheriffs, coroners and bailiffs.

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  • The all-important Act of Union 1536 (27 Henry VIII.), converted the whole of the Marches of Wales into shire ground, and created five new counties: Denbigh, Montgomery, Radnor, Brecknock, or Brecon and Monmouth.

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  • The act of 1542 also enacted that courts of justice under the name of " The King's Great Sessions in Wales " should sit twice a year in every one of the counties of Wales, except Monmouth, which was thus formally declared an English shire.

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  • For this purpose four circuits, two for North and two for South Wales, each circuit containing a convenient group of three counties, were created; whilst justices of the peace and custodes rotulorum for each shire were likewise appointed.

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  • The name was derived from that of Christopher Cat, the keeper of the piehouse in which the club met in Shire Lane, near Temple Bar.

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  • A Portuguese force under Major Serpa Pinto had invaded the II., - Shire highlands in order to forestall their annexation by the British, and the British government demanded satisfaction.

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  • r, 1890), requiring the withdrawal of all Portuguese forces from the Shire.

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  • above the sea in the Shire Highlands 300 m.

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  • shire, the midland counties generally, and Somersetshire, have the highest proportion, and the counties of the East Anglian seaboard the lowest.

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  • The hundred rate is seldom made, though in some counties it may be made for purposes of main roads and bridges chargeable to the hundred as distinguished from the county at large; (ii.) the borrowing of money; (iii.) the passing of the accounts of, and the discharge of the county treasurer; (iv.) shire halls, county halls, assize courts, the judges' lodgings, lock-up houses, court houses, justices' rooms, police stations and county buildings, works and property; (v.) the licensing under any general act of houses and other places for music or for dancing, and the granting of licences under the Racecourses Licensing Act 1879; (vi.) the provision, enlargement, maintenance and management and visitation of, and other dealing with, asylums for pauper lunatics; (vii.) the establishment and maintenance of, and the contribution to, reformatory and industrial schools; (viii.) bridges and roads repairable with bridges, and any powers vested by the Highways and Locomotives Amendment Act 1878 in the county authority.

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  • During the Heptarchy what is now the shire formed part of Mercia; by the treaty of Wedmore, however, it became Danish territory, but was recovered by King Edward (919-921).

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  • The first actual mention of the county comes in 1016 when King Canute laid waste to the whole shire.

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  • In the civil war of Stephen's reign the county suffered severely; the great Roll of the Exchequer of 1165 proves the shire receipts had depreciated in value to two-thirds of the assessment for the Danegeld.

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  • Until 1574 one sheriff did duty for Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, the shire court of the former being held at Bedford.

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  • Most of the year 1859 was spent in the exploration of the river Shire and Lake Nyasa, which was discovered in September; and during a great part of the year 1860 Livingstone was engaged in fulfilling his promise to take such of the Makololo home as cared to go.

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  • Mackenzie and a party of missionaries sent out by the Universities Mission to establish a station on the upper Shire.

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  • in his new vessel the "Pioneer," Livingstone and the missionaries proceeded up the Shire to Chibisa's; there they found the slave trade rampant.

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  • When the mission ladies reached the mouth of the Ruo tributary of the Shire, they were stunned to hear of the death of the bishop and one of his companions.

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  • His company consisted of thirteen sepoys, ten Johanna men, nine African boys from Nasik school, Bombay, and four boys from the Shire region, besides camels, buffaloes, mules and donkeys.

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  • But the main importance of Keith lies in the fact that it is the centre of the agricultural trade of the shire.

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  • Yet even after such a triumph ~thelstan had to set up a Danish under-king in Yorkshire, apparently despairing of holding it down as a shire governed by a mere ealdorman.

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  • where earls were created, and they were but few, their authority was usually restricted to a single shire.

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  • The villein must sue in his lords manorial courts, but he is also subject to the royal courts of hundred and shire.

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  • and many other barons, but proved unable to stand before the king, who was loyally supported by the English shire levies.

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  • But Henry, not contente4 with this, adopted the custom of sending forth certain members of the Curia throughout the realm at intervals, to sit in the shire court, along with or in place of the sheriff, and to hear and judge all the cases of which the court had cognizance.

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  • The sheriff, the original president of the shire court, was gradually extruded by them from all important business.

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  • It was they who had to see that the shire court, and in minor affairs the hundred court, did not allow cases to slip away into the jurisdiction of the feudal courts of the baronage.

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  • farmed out to them the charge of the taxes of the whole shire of Middlesex, outside the city walls.

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  • His most formidable raid was checked by the Yorkshire shire levies, at the battle of the Standard (Aug.

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  • The kingdom was in the desperate state described in the last melancholy pages of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, when life and property were nowhere safe from the objectless ferocity of feudal tyrants when every shire was full of castles and every castle filled with devils and evil men, and the people murmured that Christ and his saints slept.

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  • He took away from London some of the exceptional privileges which his grandfather had granted, such as the free election of sheriffs of Middlesex, and the right of farming the shire at a fixed rent.

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  • The shire levies which had served the king so well against the feudal rebels of 1173 were reorganized, with uniformity of weapons and armour, by the Assize of Arms of Ii81.

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  • John himself had gone a step farther on the road towards that ideal when in 1213 he had summoned four discreet men from every shire to a council at Oxford, which (as it appears) was never held.

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  • It was to be some forty years later that the first appearance of elected shire representatives at the Great Council took place.

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  • The most troublesome of them was Falkes de Breaut, the most famous of King Johns foreign condottieri, whose minions held Bedford castle against the justiciar and the whole shire levy of eastern England for nearly two months in 1224.

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  • fiegn Johns writ of 1213, bidding discreet men from each nings of shire to present themselves at Oxford, found its parilaparallel in another writ of 1253 which bids four knightly meat.

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  • He summoned a parliament, in which four knights elected by each shire were present, to establish the new constitution.

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  • The only unsatisfactory part of the pacificatioI~ was that Llewelyn of Wales, who had ravaged the whole March while he was Montforts ally, was allowed to keep a broad region (the greater part of the modern shire of Denbigh) which he had won back from its English holders.

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  • This was a measure for the repression of local riots, empowering justices in every shire to suppress clubmen (trailbastons), gangs of marauders who had been rendering the roads unsafe.

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  • The French fleet landed in great war, force in Sussex, burnt Rye and Hastings and routed the shire levies.

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  • First there are informal meetings of eminent persons; Parka- acts remain, and to which only knights of the shire meat.

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  • All the largest tributaries, including the Shire, the outflow of Lake Nyasa, flow down the southern slopes of the band of high ground which stretches across the continent in to 12° S.

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  • At this period the Danish inroads upon the coast of Lindsey had already begun, and in 873 Healfdene wintered at Torksey, while in 878 Lincoln and Stamford were included among the five Danish boroughs, and the organization of the districts dependent upon them probably resulted about this time in the grouping of Lindsey, Kesteven and Holland to form the shire of Lincoln.

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  • The shire court for Lincolnshire was held at Lincoln every forty days, the lords of the manor attending with their stewards, or in their absence the reeve and four men of the vill.

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  • As early as 1295 two knights were returned to parliament for the shire of Lincoln, and two burgesses each for Lincoln, Grimsby and Stamford.

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  • There was no knight of the shire in any Spanish Cortes.

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  • Many of the dark-coloured horses of Europe have Barb or Arab blood in their veins, this being markedly the case with the Old English black or Shire horse, the skull of which shows a distinct depression in front of the eye-socket.

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  • B.) Breeds Of Horses The British breeds of light horses include the Thoroughbred, the Yorkshire Coach-horse, the Cleveland Bay, the Hackney and the Pony; of heavy horses, the Shire, the Clydesdale and the Suffolk.

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  • The Shire horse owes its happily-chosen name to Arthur Young's remarks, in the description of his agricultural tours during the closing years of the 18th century, concerning the large Old English Black Horse, " the produce principally of the Shire counties in the heart of England."

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  • Long previous to this, however, the word Shire, in connexion with horses, was used in the statutes of Henry VIII.

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  • Under the various names of the War Horse, the Great Horse, the Old English Black Horse and the Shire Horse, the breed has for centuries been cultivated in the rich fen-lands of Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, and in many counties to the west.

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  • The Shire is the largest of draught horses, the stallion commonly attaining a height of 17 to 17.3 hands.

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  • A good type of Shire horse combines symmetrical outlines and bold, free action.

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  • There is a good and remunerative demand for Shire geldings for use as draught horses in towns.

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  • The Clydesdale, the Scottish breed named from the valley of the Clyde, is not quite so large as the Shire, the average height of stallions being about 16 hands 2 in.

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  • A blend of the Shire and Clydesdale strains of the British rough-legged draught horse (virtually sections of the same breed) is a better animal than either of the parents.

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  • It is an improvement upon the Shire due to the quality contributed by the Clydesdale, and it surpasses the Clydesdale in strength and substance, as a result of the Shire connexion.

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  • The Suffolk is a horse quite distinct from the Shire and the Clydesdale.

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  • The Normans established the sheriff or shire reeve - their crown officer.

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  • Luxury sauna & spa pool, Shire horses, friendly farm animals & children 's play area.

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  • In England, this means nothing less than the restoration of genuine shire and city self-government.

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  • From mice to shire horses, goats to guineapigs.

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  • He says the shire and community leaders have met and are unanimously behind welcoming the boat people.

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  • When Argyll became a shire in 1292 Alexander was appointed to rule.

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  • Each English shire had to provide the king with a certain number of trained archers per year this was enforced by law.

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  • This is as true of Carmarthenshire as any other Welsh shire.

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  • Take up by younger people in shire counties is higher than in cities.

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  • Also in 1998 Young 's shire horses took on the duty of pulling the Lord Mayor 's coach at the annual London event.

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  • The shire district of Derbyshire Dales employed 380 people in 2004.

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  • Not content with taking money from shire councils, Labor has sought to take their powers too.

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  • Earls, however, were still entitled to take a third of the proceeds from shire courts.

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  • Monmouth the shire town ], 137 Parishes & about 6400 Houses.

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  • A very big smart traditional Shire, a very showy horse, huge feet, a great big horse with a very good temperament.

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  • These two breed societies amalgamated in 1922 to become the Welsh Pig Society with offices at Shire Hall in Camarthen.

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  • Good news - it 's going to happen, courtesy of Shire 's very own troupe of entertainers, ' The Grainger Players '.

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  • Dolly and Daisy seemed to be very well-behaved shire horses.

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  • As the cranky wizard Gandalf tells Frodo, to stay in the Shire would put everyone else there in danger.

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  • As armor became lighter the need for a strong battle horse declined and the Shire instead became a valuable agricultural workhorse.

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  • The song has also been cited by film composer Howard Shore as being the inspiration for his Shire theme in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

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  • After a period of years, Frodo finds himself unable to settle into Shire life and leaves on an elven ship from the Grey Havens to the land in the west to which the elves are fleeing; it is a land from which there is no return.

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  • His cousin Bilbo Baggins had found it years before, and when he turns the ring over to Frodo, he tells him the ring must be taken away from the Shire.

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  • Hobbits live in a region of Middle Earth known as The Shire.

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  • Gandalf the Grey was very fond of the Hobbits and charged Aragorn (the future King of Gondor) to move his Rangers into the regions around The Shire in order to protect the peaceful little people.

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  • He carried the ring with him back to the Shire and on his Eleventy-First birthday (111), he planned to return to his adventures.

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  • He finally passed the ring to Frodo before leaving the Shire.

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  • The young Hobbit wants nothing more than to live in the Shire and enjoy his life, but to protect his people and his friends, he accepts Gandalf's charge to carry the Ring away, lest the Enemy destroy the Shire for it.

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  • In the end, Frodo returned to the Shire for a time before traveling to the Gray Havens and then into the West because he never recovered from the wound of the Witch King or the poison of the Ring.

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  • He journeys with Frodo despite his fears of ever leaving the Shire.

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  • The journey begins with Frodo Baggins in the Shire and he meets the following Lord of the Rings characters along the way.

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  • The sheriff "was the king's representative in all matters judicial, military and financial in the shire.

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  • These must be heard in the county courts before two visiting justices and four knights of the shire.

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  • According to the 12th-century compilation known as the "laws of Edward the Confessor," the riding was the third part of a county (provincia); to it causes were brought which could not be determined in the wapentake, and a matter which could not be determined in the riding was brought into the court of the shire.

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  • The county was made shire ground in 1586, and called Armagh after the city by Sir John Perrott.

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  • The shire hall includes remains of a building, called the Stannary prison, dating from the 13th century.

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  • In Great Britain there is the South Welsh field, extending westward from the march of Monmouth shire to Kidwelly, and northward to Merthyr Tydfil.

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  • The shire organization of Kent dates from the time of Aethelstan, the name as well as the boundary being that of the ancient kingdom, though at first probably with the addition of the suffix " shire," the form " Kentshire " occurring in a record of the folkmoot at this date.

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  • After the Conquest the great ecclesiastical landholders claimed exemption from the jurisdiction of the shire, and in 1279 the abbot of Battle claimed to have his own coroner in the hundred of Wye.

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  • From the early 17th century, if not earlier, porcelain and earthenware manufactories existed at Stoke-upon-Trent, but they remained unnoticed until in 1686 Dr Plot wrote his survey of Stafford- ' shire.

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  • DINGWALL, a royal and police burgh and county town of the shire of Ross and Cromarty, Scotland.

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  • He was also returned to parliament at a by-election in 1576 as knight of the shire for Surrey in succession to Charles Howard, who had become Lord Howard of Effingham, and he was re-elected for Surrey in 1584, 1586 and 1588.

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  • The other chief buildings of the town are the shire hall built in 1842 in the Doric style from designs by T.

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  • By a statute of 1535 Brecon was made the county town of the new shire of Brecknock, and was granted the right of electing one burgess to represent it in parliament, a right which it retained till it was merged in the county representation in 1885.

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  • The islands unite with the counties to which they belong in returning members to parliament (one for each shire).

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  • Other public buildings include the assembly rooms, the town-hall, the museum (in which the antiquities and natural history of the shire are abundantly illustrated), the district asylum, the academy, the county buildings and the court house, the market buildings, the Victoria school of science and art, and Lady Gordon-Cumming's children's home.

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  • but increasing extent in the North-West Provinces, the breeds being mainly the Clydesdale and the Shire.

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  • and is situated near the south and east boundaries of the shire.

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  • With the exception of the counties of Orkney, Shetland, Caithness, Sutherland and Inverness, granite is quarried in every shire in Scotland, but the industry predominates in Aberdeenshire, and is of considerable importance in Kirkcudbrightshire; limestone is quarried in half of the counties, but especially in Midlothian and Fife; large quantities of paving-stones are exported from Caithness and Forfarshire, and there are extensive slate quarries at Ballachulish and other places in Argyllshire, which furnishes three-fourths of the total supply.

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  • Early in 1915, while the situation in the protectorate was still perilous, a revolt of natives occurred in the Shire Highlands.

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  • In the northern, north-western and southern divisions the population declined during the decade, the fifteen counties thus affected being, in the order of decrease, beginning with the shire in which it was smallest, Inverness, Banff, Argyll, Kirkcudbright, Shetland, Sutherland, Dumfries, Ross and Cromarty, Clackmannan, Berwick, Orkney, Roxburgh, Caithness, Wigtown and Selkirk.

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