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Parliamentary Elections (Ireland) Act 1823

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VIFreeholders under the Value of 20l. to take the following Oath.

And be it further enacted, That every Person who shall be seised of a Freehold under the Value of Twenty Pounds in any County of a City or County of a Town, and who shall be desirous to register the same, shall in open Court, at some Sessions to be held aforesaid, or Adjournment thereof, before the Mayor or other Chief Magistrate, or his Deputy, or before Two Justices of the Peace, or before the Recorder or Deputy Recorder presiding thereat, produce the Deed, Lease, or Instrument under which his Freehold shall arise, and shall take and subscribe the following Oath, [or if a Quaker, the following Affirmation :] 'I ____________________________ of ____________________________ in the County of ____________________________ or of ____________________________ the City or Town of ____________________________ [as the Case may be] do swear, [or if a Quaker, do affirm], That I am a Freeholder of ____________________________ and that I have a Freehold therein, arising from a House or Houses, or from Lands, or both, or other Hereditaments [as the Case may be] of the clear yearly Value of Forty Shillings at the least, above all Charges payable out of the same, lying and being at or in [naming the Land out of which such Freehold shall arise, if the same shall arise out of Land, or the Street or Place where such House or Houses or other Hereditaments shall be situate, in case such Freehold shall arise out of any House or Houses or other Hereditaments] in the County of the City [or County of the Town, as the Case may be] of ____________________________ and that the said Freehold does not arise from a Rentcharge, and that the same arises by virtue of the Deed, or by virtue of the Lease, or by virtue of the Instrument, or by virtue of the Deed, Lease, or Instrument [using all or any or either of the said Terms, Deed, Lease, or Instrument] which I now produce, bearing Date the ____________________________ Day of ____________________________ in the Year of ____________________________ for the Life or Lives of ____________________________ [or, in case the said Freehold be not for Life or Lives, then stating the Nature of his Tenure [as the Case may be] at the yearly Rent of ____________________________ [specifying the whole yearly Rent, or the yearly Rent per Acre, or such yearly Rent per Acre, together with the Number of Acres)' and that I am in the actual Occupation thereof by residing thereon, f or by tilling or by grazing, or by both tilling and grazing [or by all or any or either of the said Means, stating the same copulatively or disjunctively, as the Case may be] to the Amount of at least Forty ' Shillings yearly Value thereof; and that the said Freehold is not let or agreed to be let to the Person or Persons who executed the said ' Deed, Lease, or Instrument [as the Case may be], or to the Heirs or Assigns of such Person or Persons, or to any one in Trust for him her, or them, nor do I intend to let the same to such Person or Persons, or any of them ; and that I have not agreed to let it for the Term for which I hold it, nor have I procured it fraudulently, or in Exchange for a Freehold in any other County, So help me GOD.' And if the Freehold, in right of which any Person shall desire to qualify himself to vote, shall not arise by virtue of a Deed, Lease, or Instrument, the Person desiring to register it shall describe the same in the Oath or Affirmation so to be taken by him, according to the true State and Nature of his Tenure, in which Case the Words in the foregoing Oath, importing that the same arises by virtue of a Deed, Lease, or Instrument, shall be omitted, and such Description inserted in the Place thereof.

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