The Fee of Makerfield

THE FEE OF MAKERFIELD ; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF SOME OF ITS LORDS, THE BARONS OF NEWTON.   By William Beamont, Esq. (READ FEBRUARY 22ND, 1872.) ENGLISH historians have joined chorus in ascribing to our immortal Alfred the institution of hundreds and townships into which the country is now divided. Certain it is that when he resumed the throne after his temporary retirement, and found, owing to Danish misrule, the ancient police of the country in ruin, he first set himself to readjust and settle upon their present basis the…

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