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same, will still further improve our sea-frontage. It is also in contemplation to extend the road to Kemp Town, which will resemble somewhat the Rotton Row of the metropolis and also form an agreeable resort for invalids, &o., especially during the winter months, when, from its salubrious position, it may be likened to the Undercliff of the Isle of Wight. On completion this work will prove a most advantageous and attractive one for the town generally, the eastern portion of it in particular.
The following gentlemen have filled the important office of Chief Magistrate, viz. :—
1854—Lieut.-Col. Fawcett.                  18G2-Richard Wilson, Esq.
1855— William Hallett, Esq.                1863-Jno. L. Brigden, Esq.
1856—Isaac Gray Bass, Esq.               1864—Jno. L. Brigden, Esq.
1857—Jno. Cordy Burrows, Esq.         1865—Henry Martin, Esq.
1858—Jno. Cordy Burrows, Esq.         1866—William Hallett, Esq.
1859—William Alger, Esq.                   1867—William Hallett, Esq.
I860—William Alger, Esq.                  1868—Thomas Lester, Esq.
1861—Henry Smithers, Esq.               1869—Arthur H. Cox, Esq. 1870—Richard Mallam Webb, Esq
On the incorporation of this town, the following gentlemen were selected by the Town Council to be submitted to the Lord Chancellor for approval by him as Magistrates for the Borough, and eight of them were appointed by that functionary:—
I. G. Bass, Esq.,
J. Cordy Burrows, Esq ,
W. Catt, Esq.,
W. Coningham, Esq.,
Jno. Fawcett, Esq.,
D.  M. Folkard, Esq., W. Furner, Esq.,
E. M. Philipps, Esq., M. D. Scott, Esq., T. Warner, Esq.
These were afterwards supplemented by F. A. Argles, Esq., and W. F. Smithe, Esq., thus forming the first Bench of Magistrates for the Borough under its Incorporation.
The rapid increase of population and extent of Brighton can compare with any town of modern growth, in proof of this we may state that on the first census taken in 1801 the population numbered but 7,514, whilst the census of the present year shows an increase o-. er this num­ber of 82,499, making the total, as before stated, 90,013.
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