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Case relative to the Tothill Fields Bill.

the whole value of the subject to be divided(f). But, upon a plan
of Division such as that, the particular accidental interests just
spoken of, would be more compleatly and irremediably sacrificed,
than upon the plan here proposed. Those to whom it is now of
the most value would have no greater Share than any of the
thousands to whom, in its present state it is of no value at all. —

Another Impediment which of itself might be sufficient
to prevent any future and different division or Improvement of the
Waste, is the uncertainty that prevails (as already stated) with regard
to the proportionable quantities of Interest, as between the Dean and
Chapter as Lords on the one hand, and the Inhabitants aforesaid
as Commoners on the other. This uncertainty will be continually
increasing, while by Encroachment, (a practice of which the
Spot in question affords not a few examples) the very subject
matter itself will be as continually crumbling away. The benefit
reaped by the Dean and Chapter being nothing, and the benefit
to the Commoners being in the instance of a vast majority of
them next to nothing, neither party has ever found any
adequate Inducement for engaging in that tedious and expensive
course of Litigation, without which, in the ordinary mode of
proceeding, the uncertainty could not be removed; particularly
the Dean and Chapter, a body composed of Individuals mostly
advanced in Life, and whose Interest in the Premises does
not survive to their natural representatives: and as the
subject matter of the Investigation grows less and less, so would
the Inducement to engage in it. The present Bill while for
the first time it gives a value to these Interests, provide a

(f)Number of Acres remaining after allowance made for
Roads and an allotment of 10 or 11 Acres clear for the
Westminster Scholars say 40: Number of Inhabitants in St Margarets
12,000 in St Johns 8,000: (St Johns appointing 20 out of the 50
joint Vestryment to 30 of St Margarets) Total 20,000 — divided
by 5 to obtain the number of Householders, 4,000. —

Identifier: | JB/123/234/002
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 123.


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case relative to the tothill fields bill





copy/fair copy sheet

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f13 / f14



tw 1794


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francis hall


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see note 3 to letter 1392, vol. 6

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