Shaw, Joseph. Parish Law: or a Guide to Justices of the Peace, Ministers, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor... Compiled from the Common, Statute, and other Authentick Books... Together with Correct Forms of Warrants, Commitments, Indictments... to which is added a Choice Collection of Precedents for Justices of the Peace, communicated by an able hand. With a New and Correct Table. In the Savoy: Henry Lintot, 1748. Sixth edition. Reprinted Littleton, Colo.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1991. ISBN-10: 0837726247. , 378,  pp. Hardcover. New. $65. * Reprint of the Sixth edition. "A more modern and much more important unit of local government--the parish--was made the subject of a book by Joseph Shaw in 1733, which reached a tenth edition in 1763. It is a useful and clearly written summary of a topic which demanded a knowledge both of ecclesiastical law and of the common law enacted and unenacted.": Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:338.
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