Le Roy le Veult
soit baillé aux Seigneurs.
A cette Bille avecque des amendemens les Seigneurs sont assentuz.
A ces Amendemens les Communes sont assentuz.
Whereas it is expedient to take effectual measures for correcting divers abuses that have long prevailed in the choice of members to serve in the commons' house of parliament to deprive many inconsiderable places of the right of returning members to grant such privilege to large populous and wealthy towns to increase the number of knights of the shire to extend the elective franchise to many of his majesty's subjects who have not heretofore enjoyed the same and to diminish the expense of elections Be it therefore enacted by the king's most excellent majesty by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal and commons in this present parliament assembled and by the authority of the same That each of the boroughs enumerated in the schedule marked (A) to this act annexed ˆ shall from and after the end of this present parliament cease to return any member or members to serve in parliament in And be it enacted that each of the boroughs enumerated in the schedule marked (B) to this act annexed shall from and after the [.....]
|(that is to say) Old Sarum Newtown St Michaels or Midshall Gatton Bramber Bossiney Dunwich Ludgershall St Mawes Beeralston West Looe St German's Newport Blechingley Aldborough Camelford Hindon East Looe Corfe Castle Great Bedwin Yarmouth Queenborough Castle Rising East Grinstead Higham Ferrers Wendover Weobly Winchelsea Tregoney Haslemere Saltash Orford Gallington Newton Ilchester Boroughbridge Stockbridge New Romney Hedon Plympton Seaford Heytesbury Steyning Whitchurch Wootton Bassett Downton Fowey Milborne Port Aldeburgh Minehead Bishop's Castle Okehampton Appleby Lostwithiel Brackley and Amersham|