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Parliamentary Elections (Ireland) Act 1823

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LXXXPersons having Freeholds under 20l. Value to vote though not residing thereon.

And whereas it is expedient, that Persons having Freeholds under the yearly Value of Twenty Pounds, and subject only to Quit or Crown Rent, or arising from Fee-farm Grants, or under a Lease or Leases for ever, or for Lives renewable for ever, should have the Power of voting at Elections, for Members of Parliament, although they should not, reside thereon, or occupy such Freeholds by tilling or grazing to the Amount of Forty Shillings yearly Value thereof; be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for Persons having Freeholds under Twenty Pounds yearly Value, not consisting of a Rentcharge, and liable only to Crown or Quit Rent, to register the same in like Manner as is provided by this Act for Persons having Freeholds of the yearly Value of Twenty Pounds; and that such Person so registering his Freeholds shall insert in the Oath of Registry, the Words

Forty Shillings,instead of the Words " Twenty Pounds" or " Fifty Pounds," and shall add the following Words; " And that the said Freehold does not consist of a Rentcharge, and that it is liable to no Rent except Quit or Crown Rent, or that it arises from Fee-farm Grant, or that I hold it under a Lease or Leases for ever, or under a Lease or Leases for Lives, renewable for ever (as the Case may be) and that every Person who shall offer to vote by virtue of a Freehold under the Value of Twenty Pounds, and holding the same, subject only to Quit or Crown Rent, shall make the same Affirmations, and take the same Oaths, and answer the same Questions, if required, as are now provided for Persons having Freeholds of the Value of Twenty Pounds : Provided always, that such Persons shall in such Oaths make the several Alterations and Additions as are herein set forth in the Oath of Registry for such Persons.

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