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Parish Law: Being a Digest of the Law Relating to Parishes

ISBN13: 9781108024938
Published: January 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback reissue
Price: £45.99

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John Steer was a barrister and writer on legal issues best remembered for this detailed survey of the state of parish laws in the early nineteenth century.

In this period the parish was the main institution of rural administration, and parishes were responsible for both ecclesiastical and civil matters, these being administered by the parish vestry. This volume, first published in 1830, contains a clear and comprehensive review of the many laws relating to the responsibilities of the parish.

Organising the text according to parish institution, Steer provides a thorough description of legislation which governs all aspects of parish activities, including the parish vestry, Poor Law and church administration, and the duties of Justices of the Peace, with the legal statutes and pertinent legal cases included.

This volume was published in multiple editions during the nineteenth century, and provides a rich resource for the study of contemporary life.

Ecclesiastical Law, Legal History
1. Parishes
2. Churches
3. Minister and officers of the church
4. Sacraments
5. Parish books
6. dissenters
7. Highways
8. Highway Acts
9. Parish vestries
10. Select vestries
11. Justices of the Peace
12. Constables
13. Jury lists
14. Weights and measures
15. Disorderly houses
16. Vagrants
17. Church rate
18. Country rate
19. Highway rates
20. Poor rates
21. Overseers of the poor
22. Incorporated districts
23. Relief of the poor
25. Parochial settlements
26. Removal of paupers
27. Lighting and watching parishes