But were the tenants at will and the leaseholders the only classes to be evicted?
Leaseholders, however, were under conditions almost as onerous.
Miss Priscilla Parry was the last of three leaseholders of one of these little farms.
If this manor be omitted, there remain only 19 leaseholders on the other Lancashire manors.
Neither yearly tenants, nor leaseholders, nor even copyholders, had votes for counties.
You were neither landowners nor leaseholders, neither shareholders nor debenture holders.
Now the electoral qualification has been reduced to £10 house and £20 leaseholders, and the tenure is for six years.
Leaseholders and many copyholders suffer, because they can be rack-rented and evicted.
On three small manors I have included some tenants who may possibly be freeholders or leaseholders.
These "lords" were the official heads of numerous tenants and leaseholders who were settled on their large estates.