Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the municipal corporations in Ireland: first report

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TABLE OF CONTENTS OF GENERAL REPORT. 

Recital of the Commission 

Proceedings .... 
Arrangement of the Inquiry 

Circuits Conduct of the Inquiry-List of Topics Mode of Examination . 
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Reference to Documents and Records Separate Reports Heads of General Report I. 
EXISTING STATE OF THE CORPORATION. 

List of Corporations which have exercised Functions in the last century .....*..* 
Other Boroughs which returned Members at the Union . 
Ancient Boroughs . 
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» Corporations now existing ...... 
become extinct since the Union . 
, Existing State of the Corporations as to their Constitution and Structure ......... 
List of Corporations in which Freemen have Corporate Power II. 
MODE of ELECTING and APPOINTING the MEM¬ 

BERS and OFFICERS. 
III. 
DEFECTS IN THEIR CONSTITUTION. 

List of Corporations or Boroughs before James I. 
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created since , * Members of the Corporations ....... 
Freemen or Commonalty ...... 
Language of early Charters as to . 
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Qualification of ...,.„ 
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Charters of James I., 
&c, granted to Inhabitants , 

Construction of 

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Sligo case ....... 
"New Rules," as to Foreigners, &c. 
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Galway Acts 

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Recognised Rights or Titles to Freedom . 
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Birth, Marriage, and Servitude , , How far admitted in different places, Dublin, &c. 
No general Right to Freedom 

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Objections to the Rights by Birth, &c. 
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, Admission of 

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Vested in Governing Bodies 

How exercised Instances Freedom by Gift 

Purchase Non-resident Freemen 

Statute 10 Henry VII. 
c. 
7. 
Cases of Limerick, Wexford, and Waterford Observations on the Control of the Governing Bodies over Admissions to Freedom . 
Definition and Objects of Municipal Corporations Designed for the Residents Consequences of the Exercise of this Control 

Roman Catholics 

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Conduct of some Corporations since the Reform Act Governing Classes of the Corporations 

Titles of Numbers definite in some places 

Instances 

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Elected by the General Body or self-elected 

" New Rules" How elected in Corporations created by James I., 
&c 

Others 

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Instances 

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Dublin 

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Cork . 
Non-resident 

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Statute 21 Geo. 
II. 
c. 
10 . 
Consequences of this Act .... 
Patronage ....,., 
Union Compensation. 
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, General Defects in Municipal Constitutions 

1. 
Exclusion of the Inhabitants 2. 
Self-election of-Governing Bodies 

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