The complete parish-officer [electronic resource] : containing, I. The authority and duty of high constables, Petty Constables, Headboroughs, and Tithingmen, in every Branch of their Duties, pursuant to Acts of Parliament: With the High Constables Precepts, Presentments, Warrants, &c. II. Of Churchwardens; how cho-chosen; their Business in repairing of Churches, &c. and assigning of Seats; the Manner of possing their Accounts, and the Laws concerning the Church in all Cases; and an Abstract of all the Acts for building Churches in London and Westminster. Also of Sidesmen, and their Duty; and Vostrymen, &c. III. Of Overseers of the Poor, and their Office; their Power in relieving, employing, and settling, &c. of poor Persons; the Laws relating to the Poor, and Settlements, and the Statutes concerning Masters and Servants. IV. Of Surveyors of the Highways, and Scavengers; how elected; their Business in amending the Ways, &c and the Duty of others, with the Methods of Taxation, and Laws of the Highways. V. Of watchmen, their Original and Power. Together with the new Statutes relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs, Watermen, &c. The sixteenth edition, revised and corrected, with numerous additions; particularly the Abstracts of all the Acts of Parliament for building and repairing Churches; maintaining the Poor; providing a Watch; paving, cleansing, enlightening, and adorning the several Squares, Streets, and Places within the respective Parishes of England, to the 11th Year of K. George III. inclusive, not to be met with in any other Book of the Law hitherto published. To which is added, The office of constables, written by Sir Francis Bacon, Knt. in the Year 1610, declaring what Power they have, and how they ought to be cherished in their Office. .

Jacob, Giles, 1686-1744.
London : printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, Law-Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty; for J. and F. Rivington, E. Johnson, J. Fuller, J. Hinton, W. Johnston, R. Horse-Field, G. Keith, Hawes, Qlarke, and Collins, S. Crowder, T. Longman, T. Caslon, B. Law, J. Wilkii, G. Robinson, S. Bladon, and F. Newbery. 1772.
xii,420,9,[39]p. ; 12⁰.
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Other Title:
Compleat parish-officer
Parishes (Local government) -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Parishes (Local government) -- England.
Local officials and employees -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Transport workers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Great Britain.
Place of Publication:
England London.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Anonymous. By Giles Jacob.
With three final leaves of errata and advertisements.
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. s2009 miunns
Reproduction of original from John Rylands University Library of Manchester.
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English Short Title Catalog, T112865.
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