Middlesex & Hertfordshire Notes and Queries Volume N . 4

Middlesex & Hertfordshire Notes and Queries Volume N . 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...Lane, Finchley Hill, Nether Street, and Long Lane, notwithstanding the distinct engagements entered into, that in consideration of the unpurchased use of Ballard's Lane, all the ancient means of communication should remain unobstructed as prior to the passing of the Act. The parishioners assembled in vestry and resolved that the taking of tolls from the parishioners for using their old parish road was an oppressive grievance, particularly to the inhabitants of Nether Street, who could not send their horses to be shod without paying toll. The Commissioners were asked to give exemption, on payment of a small composition in lieu of such tolls, but they refused to do so. Smarting under the imposition of heavy tolls, the vestry took into consideration the charter granted by King John, confirmed by Queen Elizabeth and King Charles I. (the latter charter is preserved amongst the parish records of Finchley), under which the inhabitants had for many years considered themselves entitled to an exemption from the payment of tolls. It was determined to lay a case before counsel for his opinion as to the benefits and privileges described in the said charter. A lengthy case was submitted to Mr. N. C. Tindal, who was of opinion that the tolls from which exemption might be claimed were tolls at fairs, and market tolls payable by custom on passing through streets; but it was clear that any toll established by a public Act of Parliament could never be avoided by such grants as the present, both the King and the grantees being, in contemplation of law, parties to such public acts, and having virtually consented to give up the exemption. In 1842 the Marylebone road Trustees wrote stating they were without-funds, and called upon the vestrymen of Finchley to repair...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236593467