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  1. Bath Debts AN ACT for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the City of Bath, and the Liberties thereof. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1766. £14.00

  2. Bath Hospital AN ACT for confirming a Scheme of the Charity Commissioners for Saint Mary Magdalen Hospital near Bath. 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1856. £11.00

  3. Bath Improvements AN ACT for better paving, cleaning, lighting, watching, regulating and improving, the City of Bath... 44pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £18.00

  4. Bath Land AN ACT for vesting in the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the city and borough of Bath the Bath Commons or Freemen's Estate, and to provide compensation to the Free Citizens of the same city... and for empowering the said Mayor... and to demise and manage Lands for a Public Park..... 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1879. £12.00

  5. Bath Roads AN ACT for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by Two Acts.... for repairing and enlarging the Highways between the Top of Kingsdown-hill, and the City of Bath.... for cleansing, paving, and enlightening the Streets, and regulating the Chairmen there; and for keeping a regular Nightly Watch... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 28pp, disbound, last page loose. 1739. £14.00

  6. Bridgwater & Taunton AN ACT for Making and Keeping the River Tone Navigable from Bridgwater to Taunton in the County of Somerset. 15pp., plus cover leaf, small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1699. £38.00

  7. Bruton AN ACT for more effectually repairing several Roads in and near the Town of Bruton... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1831. £12.00

  8. Buckland Dinham Estates AN ACT for vesting Part of the settled Estates, in the County of Somerset, of Sir Henry Strachey Baronet, in Trustees upon Trust... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £15.00
    Includes a 6pp schedule of the land/tenants concerned.


  9. Charlton Horethorne AN ACT For Inclosing Lands in the Parish of Charlton Horethorne... 27pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1812. £16.00

  10. Drayton Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Drayton... 17pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1817. £15.00

  11. Dundry Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Dundry... 14pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1815. £16.00

  12. Edington AN ACT for Draining, Dividing and Inclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Waste Lands, called Edington, otherwise Burtle Moor, East Heath, West Heath, and Chyde Batch, within the Hamlet of Edington and Parish of Moorlinch... 19pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, docket title. 1790. £28.00
    The Lord of the Manor was Earl Waldegrave.


  13. Elworthy Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Elworthy... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1829. £16.00

  14. Evercreech AN ACT for authorizing and enabling Sales to be made of Estates, respectively situate in the Parishes of Evercreech, East Pennard, and in Bruton... devised by the Will of Thomas Sampson Esquire, deceased.... 34pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1845. £15.00
    With 3p Schedule of properties in Bruton.


  15. Exmoor Inclosure AN ACT for vesting in His Majesty certain Parts of the Forest of Exmoor, otherwise Exmore, in the Counties of Somerset and Devon; and for inclosing the said Forest. 35pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £22.00

  16. Glastonbury to Bruton Railway AN ACT for enabling the Somerset Central Railway Company to construct a Railway from Glastonbury to near Bruton... 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1856. £18.00

  17. Ilminster Roads AN ACT for making, amending, widening, and keeping in repair certain Roads passing through or near the Town of Ilminster.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1828. £14.00

  18. Inglishcombe AN ACT For ascertaining the Farms and Lands in the Parish of Inglishcombe in the County of Somerset, of which the Great Tythes shall be paid to or taken by the Vicar for the Time being of that Parish... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1806. £15.00
    With a Schedule of Lands in the Parish.


  19. Kingsbury Episcopi AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Kingsbury Episcopi... 19pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1830. £16.00

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  20. Milverton Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Milverton... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Cover leaf with docket title, separately paginated. 1831. £18.00

  21. Minehead Harbour AN ACT for Prolonging the Term for Payment of certain Duties Granted by an Act made.... Intituled An Act for Recovering, Securing and Keeping in Repair the Harbour of Minehead... 5pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. plus covering leaf, Black Letter, some off-setting. 1716. £16.00

  22. Minehead Harbour AN ACT for further continuing the Terms and Powers granted and continued by Three Acts.... for recovering, securing, and keeping in Repair, the Harbour of Minehead, in the County of Somerset; and for more effectual carrying the said Acts into Execution; and also for the better securing the ancient Dues payable to the Lord or Lady of the Manor of Minehead for the Time Being. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1770. £16.00

  23. Minehead Harbour AN ACT for Prolonging the Term for Payment of certain Duties Granted by an Act.... Intituled, An Act for Recovering, Securing, and Keeping in Repair the Harbour of Minehead, for the Benefit and Support of the Navigation and Trade of this Kingdom. Black Letter. Cover leaf and 5pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1712. £18.00

  24. Othery, Middlezoy, and Weston Zoyland Draining AN ACT for draining, flooding, and improving certain low Lands and Grounds within the several Parishes of Othery, Middlezoy, and Weston Zoyland... 44pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1830. £24.00

  25. Portishead AN ACT to confer further Powers on the Bristol and Portishead Pier and Railway Company... 1873... together with... An Act to confer further Powers... 1877... 19pp and 6pp., disbound, Acts of Parliament. 2 items. 1873 and 1877. £12.00

  26. Portishead Inclosure AN ACT For inclosing Lands in the Parish of Portishead.... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Folio, full roan, bound with several blanks, marbled endpapers, stamped `Town Clerk, Bristol.' at foot of front cover. 1814. £16.00

  27. Shepton Mallet Water AN ACT for more effectually supplying with water the Town of Shepton Mallet and the Neighbourhood thereof... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1859. £10.00

  28. Taunton Hospital AN ACT for appointing Commissioners to sell and dispose of a certain unfinished Building at or near Taunton, in the County of Somerset, intended for a Public Hospital or Infirmary.... for finishing the said Building, and paying the money due... Black Letter. Cover leaf and 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1792. £20.00

  29. Taunton Roads AN ACT for amending the several Roads leading from the Town of Taunton, in the County of Somerset. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 26pp. Act of Parliament. 1752. £16.00

  30. Taunton AN ACT for continuing and amending Two Acts, for repairing several Roads leading from the Town of Taunton.... 19pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1817. £12.00
    The last page has a list of houses, with owners and occupiers in Taunton St. Mary, Staplegrove, West Monckton etc.


  31. Trull, Pitminster, Wilton, Taunton, and Weston Zoyland AN ACT for vesting in Charles Noel Welman Esquire and his Heirs certain Estates in the Parishes of Trull, Pitminster, Wilton, and Taunton Saint Mary Magdalen in the County of Somerset, holden under the Marriage Settlements of Charles Noel Earl of Gainsborough.... 34pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1843. £14.00

  32. Watchett Harbour AN ACT for continuing the Duties granted by several Acts made in the Sixth and Tenth Years of Her late Majesties Reign, for repairing the Harbour and Key of Watchett in the County of Somerset... together with... An Act for further continuing the Duties... for repairing the Harbour and Key of Watchett. 1770. 3pp and 8pp respectively, disbound, Acts of Parliament. 2 items. 1721 and 1770. £18.00

  33. West Bagborough Inclosure AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Parish of West Bagborough... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Cover leaf with docket title. Separately paginated. 1806. £15.00

  34. West Somerset AN ACT for granting further Powers to the West Somerset Railway Company. 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1860 £12.00

  35. Weston Zoyland & Middlezoy AN ACT for dividing and allotting Lands within the Parishes of Weston Zoyland and Middlezoy... 22pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1830. £15.00

  36. Wilton and Staplegrove Lands AN ACT for confirming an Exchange of certain Lands in the Parish of Wilton in the County of Somerset, heretofore Part of the Augmentation of the Perpetual Curacy of Hill Bishops otherwise Bishops Hull, in the same County, for certain Lands in the Parish of Staplegrove... 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1848. £12.00

  37. Wiveliscombe Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Wiveliscombe... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1828. £14.00

  38. Wraxall, Nailsea, Flax Bourton AN ACT for inclosing Lands in Wraxall, Nailsea, and Bourton... 23pp, disbound, some light browning. 1813. £12.00

  39. Yeovil Improvements AN ACT for paving, lighting, watching, watering, cleansing, repairing, widening, and otherwise improving the Streets, Lanes, and other public Passages and Places within the Town of Yeovil.... and for regulating the Police thereof. 59pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1830. £14.00

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