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Franchise, City, Town, and Place, and to the Inhabitants thereof; and where the Justices of the Peace of the County, Riding, or Division are excluded from holding Jurisdiction in any such Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or Place, in every such Case all the Powers, Authorities, and Duties, by this Act given to or imposed on such Justices, shall be exercised and performed by the Justices of the Peace of the Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or Place in which the Offence shall be committed ; and where the Offence shall be committed in a County of a City or Town, all the like Powers, Authorities, and Duties shall be exercised and performed by the Justices of the Peace of such County of a City or Town; and in every Action to be brought or summary Claim to be preferred under this Act against the Inhabitants of a County of a City or Town, or of any such Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or Place, the Process for Appearance in the Action, and the Notice required in the Case of the Claim, shall be served upon some one Peace Officer of such County, Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or Place; and all Matters which by this Act the High Constable of a Hundred is authorized or required to do in either of such Cases, shall be done by the Peace Officer so served, who shall have the same Powers, Rights, and Remedies as such High Constable has by virtue of this Act, and shall be subject to the same Liabilities, and shall, notwithstanding the Expiration of his Office, continue to act for all the Purposes of this Act until the Termination of all Proceedings in and consequent upon such Action or Claim ; but if he shall die before such Termination, his Successor shall act in his Stead.

XIII. And, for securing the due Execution of Writs in the Provision for Cinque Ports, and in Places where Writs are directed to other executing Officers than the Sheriff, and in Liberties where the Sheriff is Writs in certain

Places. not warranted in executing Writs, be it enacted, That all other such Officers to whom any Writ of Execution under this Act shall be directed, by whatsoever Name they shall be known, shall have the same Power of granting a Warrant for Payment of the Sum by such Writ directed to be levied as is hereby given to the Sheriff in case of a Writ of Execution directed to him; and that every Sheriff and other such Officer as aforesaid shall have Authority to grant his Warrant under this Act, notwithstanding the Offence shall have been committed in, or the Treasurer or other Person to whom such Warrant shall be directed shall reside or be in, any Liberty where the Sheriff or Officer is not warranted in executing Writs.

XIV. And as to the Mode of Payment and Reimbursement Mode of Reimunder this Act in such Liberties, Franchises, Cities, Towns, bursement in and Places as contribute to the Payment of the County Rate, Liberties, but not as being Part of any Hundred, be it enacted, That the Warrant of the Sheriff or other Officer upon any Writ of Exe- within any cution against the Inhabitants of any such Liberty, Franchise, Hundred, but City, Town, or Place, and every Order of Justices for Payment contributing to to the Party damnified therein, or to the Peace Officer or Inha- the County bitants thereof, by virtue of this Act, shall be directed to the Treasurer of the County, Riding, or Division in which such Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or Place shall be situate, who is hereby required to pay the same ; and the Justices of the Peace

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of such County, Riding, or Division, at their next General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace, or any Adjournment thereof, shall direct such Sum or Sums of Money as shall have been so paid or ordered to be paid by the Treasurer to be raised on such Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or Place, over and above the general Rate to be paid by the same in common with the rest of the County, Riding, or Division, under the Acts relating to County Rates, and such Sum or Sums shall be raised in the Manner directed by those Acts, and shall be forthwith paid over to

the Treasurer. Mode of Reim. XV. And as to the Mode of Payment and Reimbursement bursement in under this Act in Counties of Cities and Towns, and in such Counties of

Liberties, Franchises, Cities, Towns, and Places as do not contri. Cities, and in Liberties,

bute to the Payment of the general County Rate, be it enacted, Cities, and That all Sums of Money payable either by virtue of any WarTowns not con- rant of the Sheriff or other Officer, or of any Order or Orders tributing to any arising out of any Action or summary Claim against the InhabitCounty Rate.

ants of any County of a City or Town, or of any such Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or Place, shall be paid out of the Rate (if any) in the Nature of a County Rate, or out of any Fund applicable to similar Purposes, where there is such a Rate or Fund therein, by the Treasurer or other Officer having the Collection or Disbursement of such Rate or Fund; and where there is no such Rate or Fund in such County, Liberty, Franchise, City, Town, or Place, the same shall be paid out of the Rate or Fund for the Relief of the Poor of the particular Parish, Township, District, or Precinct therein, where the Offence was committed, by the Overseers or other Officers having the Collection or Disbursement of such last-mentioned Rate or Fund; and in every such case the Warrant and Orders shall be directed and delivered to such Treasurer, Overseers, or other Officers respectively, instead of the Treasurer of the County, Riding, or Division, as

the Case may require. This Act not to XVI. Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing herein extend to Scot- contained shall extend to Scotland or Ireland. land or Ireland,

SCHEDULE.
FORM of NOTICE to the High Constable of a Hundred

or other like District, or to the Peace Officer of a County
of a City or Town, or of a Liberty, Franchise, City, Town,

or Place.
To the High Constable [or to

One of the High Constables] of, &c. (or to

a Peace

Officer of, &c.] I HEREBY give you Notice, That I intend to claim Compen

sation from the Inhabitants of (here specify the Hundred or other like District, or County of a City, 8c., or Liberty, Franchise, 8c., as the Case may be], on account of the Damage which I have sustained by means of (here state the Offence, the Time and Place where it was committed, and the Nature and Amount of the Damage]; and I hereby require you, within Seven Days after your Receipt of this Notice, to exhibit the same to some Two Justices of the Peace of the County [Riding or Division]

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residing in or acting for the said Hundred, &c. [or if in a Liberty, Franchise, &c. where the Justices of the County, Riding, or Division have no Jurisdiction, then say, to some Two Justices of the Peace of, naming the Liberty, Franchise, &c.], [or if in a County of a City, &c. then say, to some Two Justices of the Peace of, naming the County of the City, &c.], in order that they may appoint a l'ime and Place for holding a Special Petty Session to hear and determine my Claim for Compensation by virtue of an Act passed in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws in England relative to Remedies against the Hundred ; and you are required to give me Notice of the Day, Hour, and Place appointed for holding such Petty Session within Three Days after the Justices shall have appointed the same. Given under my Hand this

Day of

in the Year of our Lord

(Signed)

A.B.
FORM of NOTICE to be placed on the Church or Chapel

Door or other conspicuous Part of the Parish, Township,
or Place, (as the Case may be).
I HEREBY give Notice, That I shall apply for Compensation to

the Justices of the Peace at a Special Petty Sessions to be holden at

Day of next, at the Hour of

in the Forenoon, on account of the Damage which I have sustained by means of [here state the Offence, the Time and Place where it was committed, and the Nature and Amount of the Damage, in the same Manner as in the preceding Form.] Given under my Hand this Day of

in the Year of our Lord

(Signed)

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CAP. XXXII.
An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the Seventh

Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act
to prevent the wilful and malicious Destruction of Dwelling
Houses in Ireland.

[21st June 1827.] THEREAS by an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the

Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act to prevent 76. 4. c.60. the wilful and malicious Destruction of Dwelling Houses in Ireland, it is amongst other Things enacted, that all and every • Person and Persons who, under Pretence of becoming bona fide Tenant or Tenants of any Dwelling House or other Building, or by Power under or Collusion with any Person or Persons having or claiming to have Title thereto, ás Tenant or Tenants ' for the Term of any Life or Lives, with or without any Covenant ' for Renewal, or for Years, or other less Term, certain or at Will,

shall obtain and get Possession of any Dwelling House or other • Building for the fraudulent and malicious Purpose of pulling down or demolishing the same, or of doing other unlawful

Waste or Destruction, or who, being possessed of any such • Dwelling House or other Building, or Part of such Dwelling 7 & 8 Geo. IV.

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· House or other Building, shall pull down or demolish or begin ' to pull down or demolish the same, or shall commit any other

unlawful Waste or Destruction thereof or thereto, or shall pull • down or sever from the Freehold any Fixture or Utensil being

within or appurtenant to such Dwelling House or other Building, • or such Part of such Dwelling House or other Buildings, or used

or occupied therewith, or which in a due Course of Occupancy

ought not to be so pulled down or severed from the Freehold, "shall be deemed and are thereby declared to be guilty of a • Misdemeanor, and shall be subject and liable, on Conviction • thereof, to the like Pains and Penalties as in cases of Mis" demeanor: And Whereas Doubts have arisen as to what Class • of Offenders the said Enactment applies, other than those who

shall obtain and get Possession of any Dwelling or other Build• ing for the fraudulent and nalicious Purposes of pulling down • or demolishing the same, or of doing other unlawful Waste or • Destruction: And Whereas it is expedient that such Doubts

should be removed, and that the said Enactment should be ex

pressly extended to the Offenders hereinafter mentioned and • described ;' Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords

Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament Description of assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after Persons de- the passing of this Act all Persons who, being possessed in any clared to be

Manner or Right whatever of any Dwelling House or other Offenders against the

Building, or any Part of any Dwelling House or other Building, recited Act.

held under or by virtue of any Lease or Agreement, or for any Term of Years, or other less Term, certain or at Will, (whether the Possession of such Dwelling House or other Building, or Part of such Dwelling House or other Building, shall have been obtained for the fraudulent and malicious Purpose of pulling down or demolishing the same, or for any other Purpose whatever,) shall wilfully, fraudulently, or maliciously, and not for the Purposes of any intended Improvements or beneficial Alteration therein, pull down or demolish, or begin to pull down or demolish the same, or commit any other unlawful Waste or Destruction thereof or thereto, 'or pull down or sever from the Freehold any Fixture or Utensil being within or appurtenant to such Dwelling House or other Building, or used or occupied therewith, or which in a due Course of Occupancy ought not to be so pulled down : or severed from the Freehold, and also all Persons who shall wil. fully and knowingly aid, abet, or assist in the same, or who shall wilfully and knowingly purchase or contract to purchase the Materials or any Part of the Materials of which such Dwelling House or other Building or any Part of such Dwelling House or other Building was constructed, or any Fixture or Utensil being within or appurtenant to any such Dwelling House or other Building, or Part of such Dwelling House or other Building, or used and occupied therewith, and which in due Course of Occupancy ought not to be pulled down and severed from the Freehold, shall be deemed and are hereby declared to be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and shall be subject and liable, on Conviction thereof, to the like Pains and Penalties as in cases of Misdemeanor.

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CAP. XXXIII. An Act for the further Regulation of the General Penitentiary at Millbank.

[21st June 1827.] HEREAS the Acts now in force for the Regulation of the

'ficient for the Repression of mutinous and disorderly Behaviour ' on the Part of the Convicts towards the Officers of the said • Penitentiary, and it is expedient to make further Provisions ' for securing that Object, as well as certain other Objects con

ducive to the Well-being of the said Establishment; Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That if any Convict in the General Peni. Punishment of tentiary at Millbank shall assault the Governor thereof, or any

Convicts asOfficer or Servant employed therein, the Committee appointed for saulting the

Governor or the Management of the said Penitentiary under or by virtue of the

any other said Acts may order him or her to be prosecuted for the said officer. Offence, and upon Conviction thereof such Offender shall be liable to be confined in the said Penitentiary for any Term not exceeding Two Years, in addition to the Term for which at the Time of committing such Offence he or she was subject to be confined, and shall also be liable (if a Male) to be publicly or privately whipped, if the Court shall so think fit.

II. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Committee Corporal Puof the said Penitentiary from time to time to specify, by a Regul- nishment maybe ation or Regulations, such Offences as shall appear to them deserve inflicted in cer

tain Cases and ing of Corporal Punishment, such Regulations to be submitted to

under certain the Judges of the Court of King's Bench for their Sanction, in Restrictions. Manner directed by the Act passed in the Fifty-sixth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled An Act to regulate the General Penitentiary for Convicts at Millbank in the County of Middlesex ; and if any Male Convict in the said Penitentiary shali, after the Sanction of the said Judges shall be received, commit any Offence whereby he shall under such Regulations become liable to Corporal punishment, the Governor of the said Penitentiary shall have Power to report such Offence to some one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, who shall as soon as convenient repair to the said Penitentiary, and shall enquire into the Offence so reported to him, and shall for that Purpose examine any Person upon Oath, if he shall so think fit, and if upon Proof of the Offence he shall be of Opinion that the same, under the Regulations above referred to, and under the Circumstances of the Case, is deserving of Corporal Punishment, such Magistrate is hereby authorized to order the Offender to be publicly or privately whipped : Provided always, that no Con- Corporal Puvict who shall have been so corporally punished shall for the same nishment and Offence be liable to be ordered by the Committee of the said solitary ConPenitentiary to be punished by Confinement in a dark Cell upon be indicted for Bread and Water ; but it shall nevertheless be competent to the the same said Committee to removed such Convict, if ranked in the Second Offence. Class, into the First Class ; and in case of Removal into the First

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