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barony

Overview page. Subjects: European History.

A territorial division of a county composed of a number of townlands. There are about 270 baronies in Ireland. The origins of both the term and the divisions are obscure ...

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books of Survey and Distribution

Overview page. Subjects: European History.

Manuscript volumes summarizing the Cromwellian land settlement and its modification at the Restoration. Laid out by county, barony, parish, and townland, they show the ownership of land in...

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community

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

N.

A local government area in Wales, as set out in the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, consisting of a division of a county or a county borough and equivalent to an English...

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county council

Overview page. Subjects: History — Law.

A local authority whose area is a county. A county council has certain exclusive responsibilities (e.g. education, fire services, highways, and refuse disposal) and shares others (e.g....

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district

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

N.

A local government area in England (outside Greater London) consisting of a division of a county. The Local Government Act 1972 divided the 6 metropolitan and 39 nonmetropolitan...

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György Dózsa

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(1470–1514),

Hungarian peasant leader, born into a prominent Szekler family. He became a professional soldier, and in 1514 was appointed by Cardinal Tamás Bakócz, the Hungarian...

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justices of the Peace

Overview page. Subjects: History — Law.

(JP)

A person holding a commission from the Crown to exercise certain judicial functions for a particular commission area. JPs are appointed on behalf of and in the name of the...

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local government

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History — Politics.

A form of government in which responsibility for the regulation of certain matters within particular localities (local government areas) is delegated by statute to locally elected...

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local government area

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

An area constituting a unit for local government purposes. The local government areas in England (except Greater London) are the county, the unitary authority, the district, and the parish....

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place names

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History.

[Ge]

The local name given to a particular location, topographic feature, settlement, or region. Studies of these names reveal a great deal about the early history and settlement of...

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