Item BCA - 2017.375 - Legal documents; a plea for change of the proposed area of Inclosure for Aston, Bampton 1834

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BCA - 2017.375

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Legal documents; a plea for change of the proposed area of Inclosure for Aston, Bampton 1834

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pdf of 22 pages

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These letters were recovered from a box full of solicitor’s papers. They show the correspondence in 1834 between Rev. B Price of Aston, Bampton, and Mr George Harcourt, who was the Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire from 1831 to 1862. Mr Pryce, who lived in Aston, was hoping to forestall the passing of the Inclosure Bill for Aston and Bampton, pending the passing of a different Bill which he hoped would lessen the hardship suffered by small farmers under the Inclosure Act. The imprint of a seal can still be seen at the top left-hand corner of Mr Price’s letter. Some of the pages are scans of the original documents which are not easy to read, but they have been typed out to make reading them easy.

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