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“ assizes and sessions under the commissions of “ gaol delivery, and other commissions for the “6 dispatch of civil and criminal business, should “ be holden; and to order and direct such assizes “ and sessions, for the dispatch of criminal and “ civil business, to be holden at more than one “ place in the same county on the same circuit; " and to order and direct the assizes and sessions, “ under such commissions for the dispatch of “ criminal business, to be holden for the whole “ county at one place, and, for the dispatch of “ civil business, at one or more place or places “ in such county on the same circuit; and further “ to order and direct any special commissions of “ oyer and terminer and gaol delivery to be “ holden at one or more places in any such “ county :

And it was also further declared and enacted, " that in case His Majesty, by and with the “ advice of His Most Honourable Privy Council, “ should think fit to order and direct, that the “ assizes or any such special commissions shall be “ holden at more than one place in any one “ county, it should be lawful for His Majesty, by “ and with the advice aforesaid, to divide any “ such county for the purposes of the said Act, “s and to make rules and regulations touching the “ venue in all cases, civil and criminal, then pend“ ing, or thereafter to be pending, and to be tried “ within any division of such county so to be " made as aforesaid; and touching the liability “ and attendance of jurors, whether grand jurors, “ special jurors, or common jurors, at the assizes “ and sessions as aforesaid, or at any sessions under any special commissions to be holden within “ any such division; and touching the use of any “ house of correction or prison as a common gaol, " and the government and keeping thereof; and

“ touching the alterations of any commissions, “ writs, precepts, or other proceedings whatsoever, “ for carrying into effect the purposes of that “ Act; and all such rules and regulations should “ be of the like force and effect as if the same had “ been made by the authority of Parliament, and “should be notified in the London Gazette, or in " such other manner as His Majesty, by and with " the advice of His Most Honourable Privy Council, should think fit to direct :”

And whereas by a Statute, made in the session of Parliament holden in the fifth and sixth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to annex the county of the city of “ Coventry to Warwickshire, and to define the “ boundary of the city of Coventry,” it was declared and enacted, that “the judges of assize and “ nisi prius, and others named in Her Majesty's “ commissions of oyer and terminer and gaol “ delivery, shall hold their sittings at nisi prius, “ oyer and terminer and gaol delivery, within the “ said city of Coventry for the said city, and for “ such other parts of the said county of Warwick “ as Her Majesty, with the advice of Her Privy " Council, from time to time shall order, and at Warwick, for so much of the rest of the said “ county as shall not be included in any such “ Order ; and that the sheriff of the county of “ Warwick shall give his attendance upon the “ said judges and commissioners, and shall cause “ to be summoned to Warwick and Coventry such “ grand and petty jurors of the county of War“ wick as shall be needed for the execution of the “ said several commissions; and that all proceedings “ and orders necessary for the execution of the “ said several commissions at Warwick and Coventry, respectively, shall be of the same « force as if the same had been had and taken

“ under the several like commissions heretofore “ issued for the county of Warwick; provided, “ that the mayor, aldermen, and burgesses of “ the city of Coventry shall allow the use of Saint “ Mary's. Hall, within the said city, for holding “ any of the said sittings therein, when and so “ often as the same shall be needed by the said « judges and commissioners :" it is, therefore, ordered, that the said county be divided, for the purpose of carrying the said Acts and this Order into effect, into two divisions, which shall respectively be called “the Warwick division of the said county,” and “ the Coventry division of the said county ;” and that the judges of assize and nisi prius, and others named in Her Majesty's commissions of oyer and terminer and gaol delivery, shall hold their sittings within the said city of Coventry for the said city, and for the Atherstone and Coleshill divisions of the hundred of Hemlingford, and the Kirby and Rugby divisions of the hundred of Knightlow ; and that the city of Coventry, and the Atherstone and Coleshill divisions of the hundred of Hemlingford, and the Kirby and Rugby divisions of the hundred of Knightlow, shall be the Coventry division of the said county; and that Warwick, and the rest of the said county of Warwick, shall be the Warwick division of the said county ; and that the venue in all criminal proceedings shall be according to the respective divisions as follows, viz. “ Warwickshire Warwick division,” or “ Warwickshire Coventry division,” as the case may require:

And it is hereby ordered, that the gaol at Coventry shall and may be used in manner hereinafter mentioned as a common gaol, for the purpose of carrying the said Acts and this Order into effect ; and that any justice or justices of the peace, or coroner for the said county, or any liberty therein, may commit any person, duly charged with any offence triable at the assizes, to the said gaol ; and such justice or coroner is required to specify in the commitment that the commitment is for trial at the assizes, and that the prisoners in the said gaol, committed for trial at the assizes, shall be in the government, custody, charge, and keeping of the sheriff of the said county ; and also the prisoners removed by the said sheriff, pursuant to the directions hereinafter given, from the gaol at Warwick for trial at the assizes to be held at Coventry, shall be kept by the said sheriff in the said gaol ; and all such prisoners, so committed or removed as aforesaid, shall continue in the government, custody, charge, and keeping of the said sheriff in the said gaol until the execution of their respective sentences, or until they shall be delivered from thence into the custody in which they ought, by virtue of their respective sentences, to be delivered, or be delivered by due course of law; and it is further ordered, that the governor or keeper of the said gaol at Coventry shall, in all respects, observe and keep the orders and regulations now made and observed by the governor or keeper of the gaol at Warwick, touching and concerning all returns to be made of the persons committed to the said gaol at Coventry for trial as aforesaid, with a statement of their respective offences :

And it is further ordered, in cases of commitment for trial, or recognizance to appear and prosecute, or give evidence at the assize for any offence supposed to have been committed in the said Warwick division, such commitment shall be to the gaol at Warwick, and the recognizances shall be taken to appear and prosecute, or give evidence, or to appear and answer at the assizes

at Warwick ; and for all offences supposed to have been committed in the said Coventry division, the commitment shall be to the gaol at Coventry aforesaid, and the recognizances shall be taken to appear and prosecute, or give evidence, or to appear and answer at the assizes at Coventry, unless the justice or justices of the peace making any such commitments, or taking such recognizances, shall, under the special circumstances of the case, think fit to make such commitments for trial, or recognizances to appear and prosecute, or give evidence, or to appear and answer at the assizes to be holden in the division other than that in which the offence shall be supposed to have been committed, in which case such commitments shall be made and recognizances taken, and such trial shall take place accordingly; and in such special case such justice or justices shall and may commit prisoners charged with any offence supposed to have been committed in the Warwick division to the gaol at Coventry, for trial at the assizes to be holden at Coventry; and that all prisoners now or hereafter in custody in the gaol at Warwick for trial at the next ensuing assizes, after the date of this Order, for offences appearing by the respective commitments to have been committed in the said Warwick division (other than such prisoners, if any, as may have been committed by such justice or justices as aforesaid, in such special case as aforesaid, or as may have been removed to the said gaol at Warwick from the said gaol at Coventry by a court or judge, as hereinafter provided for), shall be removed by the sheriff of the said countý to the said gaol at Coventry for trial at the said next assizes to be held at Coventry, and shall be tried there : provided always, and it is further ordered, that a list of the names of such prisoners;

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