Dates -1832
Person NameBanff County Freeholders; -1832
ActivityPrior to 1832 members of parliament for counties were elected solely by freeholders, whose qualification was the tenure of 40s. of land of Old Extent or properties or superiorities with a valued rent of £400 Scots. The County Franchise Act 1681 (APS, viii.353) required a roll of freeholders to be made up and revised annually. The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1832 (2 & 3 Will. IV, c.65) altered the franchise and prevented the creation of new freeholders, but preserved the voting rights of existing freeholders for their lifetimes.
Corporate NameBanff County Freeholders
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