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Dissolution of Parliament

The dissolution of Parliament took place on Thursday 30 May 2024. All business in the House of Commons and House of Lords has come to an end. There are currently no MPs and every seat in the Commons is vacant until after the general election on 4 July 2024.

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The Norwich connection with Parliament

Information discovered during the case study about Norwich commissioners and their dealings with Parliament

The Norwich Commissioners
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The sections of the 1821 Land Tax Act that list the Norwich land tax commissioners

Elisa De Hague

At the Parliamentary Archives the detectives found the commissioner Elisha De Hague's name in two Acts Of Parliament

Meadows Martineau

Born in 1752, Philip Meadows Martineau was a member of a notable Norwich family of Huguenot descent and was an active member of the French community in Norwich.

John Harrison Yallop

Yallop's experience of financial matters that made him an obvious choice as a land tax commissioner on the 1821 Land Tax Act.

Michael Bland

Commissioner Michael Bland used his inherited wealth to pursue a range of business interests

Norwich history detectives on flickr

Find out how the Norwich history detectives followed the trail of 5 commissioners named on the Land Tax Roll of 1821.

Norwich history detectives on Flickr

Find out how the Norwich history detectives followed the trail of 5 commissioners named on the Land Tax Roll of 1821.