|Author:||Sheppard, William, d. 1675?|
|Title:||The offices of constables, church wardens, overseers of the poor, supravisors of the high-wayes, treasurers of the county-stock and some other lesser country officers plainly and lively set forth by William Sheppard.|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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The offices of constables, church wardens, overseers of the poor, supravisors of the high-wayes, treasurers of the county-stock and some other lesser country officers plainly and lively set forth by William Sheppard.
Sheppard, William, d. 1675?
London: Printed by Ric. Hondgkinsonne for Nath. Ekins ..., [165-?]
Reproduction of original in the Harvard Law School Library.
Constables -- Great Britain.
Local government -- Great Britain.
To all his Loving Country-men.
CHAP. I. Of Offices and Officers in ge∣nerall.
CHAP. II. Of the Treasures of the County Stock, for re∣lief of Poor Maimed Soldiers and Marriners, and the Widows and Orphans of such as died in the Service of the Parliament, and their Office.
CHAP. III. Of the Treasurers of the County Stock, for relief of the Prisoners in the Kings Bench and Mar∣shalsey.
CHAP. IV. Of the Collector of the mo∣ney for the relief of the Prisoners in the Com∣mon-Goal, and his Of∣fice.
CHAP. V. Of the Governor of the House of Correction, for the County and his Of∣fice.
CHAP. VI. Of the Keeper of the Gaole of the County, and his Office.
CHAP. VII. Of Constables, Tithing-men and the like Offi∣cers, and their Office.
SECT. 1. What they are, and how many sorts of them there are.
SECT. 2. Of the choyce and swearing of High-Constables, and Petit-Constables.
The form of the Oath of a Constable.
Or thus more briefly.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Power and Duty of the High-Constable and pet∣ty-Constable in common, and one with another; And of some few things the petty-Constable, and not the High-Constable, is to doe.
SECT. 1. Certain generall Rules and Cases about these things.
SECT. 2. Of the Office of the High and Petit-Con∣stable, about the Peace.
SECT. 3. Of the Office of the High-Constable and Petit-Constable against Prophaners of the Lords-Day.
SECT. 4. Of the Office of High-Constables and Petit-Constables, against Swearers.
SECT. 5. Of the Office of the High-Constable and Petit-Constable against Adul∣terers and Incontinent Persons.
SECT. 6. Of the Office of the High-Constable and Petit-Constable in common, about Rogues.
SECT. 7. Of the Office of the High-Constables and Pettit-Constables, about Search for, or Seizing on Persons or Goods.
SECT. 8. Of the Office of the High-Constable and Petit-Constable, about making and levying of Rates.
SECT. 9. Of the Office of High Constables and Petit-Constables about Inn-keepers, Ale-houses, Drunkards, Tiplers, &c.
SECT. 10. Of the Office of the High-Constable and Petit-Constable about May-Poles, Stage-Playes, Cloathiers, Disturbance of Ministers, Labourers and Ser∣vants; Moneys forfeit about High-wayes, making Supravisors for High-wayes; such as have the Plague, Hedg-breakers, Maulters, &c.
SECT. 11. Of the Office of High-Constable and Petit-Constable about Recusants, Dressing meat in Lent, Purveyors, Souldiers departing from their Com∣manders, abjured Persons, imploy∣ment of Money given to Charitable uses, Takers of Pheasants, &c. Fish, High wayes in Kent, stoned Horses, Colledge of Physitians.
SECT. 12. Of the Duty of High-Constables and Petit-Constables in attending the Justices, setting and making of Pre∣sentment.
CHAP. IX. The Power and Duty of the High-Constable alone, and in speciall; and beyond the Power of the Petit-Constable.
SECT. 2. Of the High-Constables Office in re∣ceiving and paying of the Rates.
SECT. 3. The High-Constables Power and Duty about High wayes.
SECT. 4. Of the Power and Duty of the High-Con∣stable alone, about keeping petty-Sessi∣ons, Sea-banks in Northfolk, present∣ing of Recusants.
CHAP. X. Of the Office of Constables of Towns that are head Offi∣cers, and have others under them, about Weights and Measures, unlawfull Games, Coopers, Merchandise, ma∣king Mault.
CHAP. XI. Of Church-Wardens, and their Office.
CHAP. XII. Of the Over-seers of the Poor, and their Office.
CHAP. XIII. Of the Supravisors of the High-wayes, and their Office.
CHAP. XIIII. Of the Register of a Parish and his Office.
CHAP. XV. Of a Parish-Clerk, and his Office.
CHAP. XVI. Of a Hayward of a Parish or Mannor, and his Of∣fice.
CHAP. XVII. Of the Bayliff or Reeve of a Mannor, and his Office.
CHAP. XVIII. Of such Watchmen as keep watch and ward.
CHAP. XIX. Of the Minister of a Parish.
CHAP. XX. Of Owners and Rulers of Faires and Markets, and their De∣puties.