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Halifax, and it"s gibbet law placed in a true light together with a description of the town, the nature of the soil, the temper and disposition of the people, the antiquity of its customary law, and the reasonable thereof. With an account of the gentry, and other eminent persons, born and inhabiting withinthe said town, and the liberties thereof ...to which are added, The unparallel"d tragedies committed by Sir John Eland, of Eland, and his grand antogonists. by Bentley, John.

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Published by printed for P.Darby in Halifax .
Written in English


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Pagination95p. :
Number of Pages95
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Open LibraryOL22820860M

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Halifax and its gibbet-law placed in a true light. Together with a description of the town [ ] With an account of the gentry [ ] To which are added, the unparallel’d tragedies committed by Sir John Eland, of Eland. by MIDGLEY, Samuel Book Description. Halifax and Its Gibbet-law Placed in a True Light: Together with a Description of the Town, the Nature of the Soil, the Temper and Disposition of the People, the Antiquity of Its Customary Law, and the Reasonableness Thereof ; with an Account of the Gentry, and Other Eminent Persons Born and Inhabiting Within the Said Town, and the Liberties Thereof ; with Many Other Matters and Things of . [*Note: The text mentioned here is "Hallifax and its Gibbett Law placed in a True Light" which was not written by William Bentley but by Samuel Midgley described as "a man of letters" (who "practised physic"). Samuel was imprisoned for debt in York Castle in and was three times incarcerated in Halifax Jail for debt. Samuel Midgley in his Halifax and its Gibbet-Law Placed in a True Light, [c] Samuel Midgley died on 18 July , imprisoned in Halifax Gaol for debt. While in prison he wrote Halifax and its Gibbet-Law Placed in a True Light in an effort to support himself, but he could not afford to have it published.

Halifax and its gibbet-law placed in a true light: together with a description of the town, the nature of the soil, the temper and disposition of the people, the antiquity of its customary law, and the reasonableness thereof ; with an account of the gentry, and other eminent persons born and inhabiting within the said town, and the liberties thereof ; with many other matters and things of Author: d. Samuel Midgley and William. Bentley. Samuel Midgley in his Halifax and its Gibbet-Law Placed in a True Light, published in , states that the law dates from a time "not in the memory of man to the contrary". It may have been the consequence of rights granted by King Henry III to John de Warenne (–), Lord of the Manor of Wakefield.   Buy Halifax, and its gibbet-law placed in a true light. Together with a description of the town, by Bentley, William (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : William Bentley. The Gibbet Law was clear and concise written by Samuel Midgley in his ‘Halifax and its Gibbet-Law Placed in a True Light’ while imprisoned in Halifax Gaol for debt in an effort to support himself, but he could not afford to have it published. He died on 18th July and his manuscript came into the possession of William.

Get this from a library! Halifax, and its gibbet-law placed in a true light: Together with a description of the town . [William Bentley, (Parish clerk of Halifax)]. History of Halifax; Halifax & its Gibbet Law placed in its True Light. He died in Halifax jail [18th July ]. His father died one month later. After his death, the books were published [] by . Bentley, John, Halifax and Its Gibbet-law. Placed in a True Light. Together with a Description of the Town, the Nature of the Soil, the Temper and Disposition of the People (Halifax Author: Carolyn Steedman. [MIDGELY (SAMUEL)] Halifax, and its Gibbet-Law Placed in a True Light. Together with a description of the town, the nature of its soil to which are added, the unparallel'd Tragedies commited by Sir John Eland, of Eland, and his grand antagonists, 2 parts in one.