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Members of the Council not deemed to hold a new Office.
V. And be it further enacted, That the Members of the Council of the Lord High Admiral for the Time being shall not be deemed and taken to have or hold any new Offices or Places of Profit within the Meaning of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Anne, intituled An Act for the Security of Her Majesty's Person and Government, and of the Succession to the Crown of Great Britain in the Protestant Line.
Majesty, for enabling His Majesty to grant small Portions
[2d July 1827.] W CHEREAS by an Act passed in the Fifty sixth Year of the
Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, inti56G. 3. c. 128. • tuled An Act to amend Two Acts made in the Fifty third Year of
'the Reign of His present Majesty, for opening a more convenient • Communication from Mary-le-bone Park to Charing Cross, and ' for paving the Streets to be made in Mary-le-bone Park, and to
enable His Majesty to grant small Portions of Land as Sites for • Public Buildings, or to be used as Cemeteries, within the Bills of • Mortality, after reciting that many Bodies Corporate and other • Public Bodies, and many Persons formed into Societies for the • Promotion and Advancement of the Arts, or of Literature and ' Knowledge, or for charitable or other useful Purposes, were fre
quently desirous of erecting Buildings for the transacting and carrying on the several useful Purposes in which they were engaged, and were unable to obtain convenient Spots of Ground
or Sites for such Buildings, or for Easements and Accommoda. • tions thereto; and that it would be very beneficial to the Public • if His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, was and were enabled
to grant and vest in any such Bodies Corporate, or other Public • Bodies, Societies, or Persons, and their Successors, Heirs, Ex'ecutors, or Administrators respectively, sufficient Spots and • Parcels of Land for the erecting such Buildings thereon, or ' for Curtilages, Accesses, or other Conveniences, Easements, or • Accommodations to any Buildings erected or to be erected for ' the Purposes aforesaid, and also for Cemeteries or Burial • Grounds; it was by the now-reciting Act enacted, that the • King's most Excellent Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, • should have full Power and Authority to give and grant to and • vest in any Body or Bodies Politic or Corporate, or other Public • Bodies, Societies, or Persons, all or any Part of the Estate, In
terest, or Property of His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, in any Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments within the Survey of
the Court of Exchequer în England, situate within the Bills of • Mortality, in order to be appropriated as a Site or Sites for
erecting thereon any Building or Buildings for any of the Pur• poses aforesaid, or to be used as a Curtilage or Curtilages, or for • an Access or Accesses to any Building or Buildings erected or to • be erected for any of the Purposes thereinbefore mentioned, or ' to be used for any Convenience, Easement, or Accommodation 'thereto or connected therewith, or for Cemeteries or Burial
' Grounds; and such Body or Bodies Corporate, or other Public • Bodies, Societies, or Persons, and their Heirs, Successors, Ex
ecutors, or Administrators, should have full Capacity and Ability ' to receive, take, hold, and enjoy the same, as therein mentioned ' and declared : And Whereas it is expedient that the Provisions • of the said recited Act should be enlarged and extended : May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it 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 the King's most Excellent Majesty, His Crown Lands Heirs and Successors, shall have full Power and Authority to give may be granted and grant to and vest in any Body or Bodies Politic or Corporate, for Sites for or other Public Bodies, Societies, or Persons, all or any Part of Public Build
ings, Cemetethe Estate, Interest, or Property of His Majesty, His Heirs or &c. Successors, in any Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments within the Survey of the Court of Exchequer in England or Wales, in order to be appropriated or which have already been appropriated as a Site or Sites for erecting thereon any Building or Buildings for any of the Purposes in the said recited Act mentioned, or to be used as or for a Curtilage or Curtilages, or for an Access or Accesses to any Building or Buildings erected or to be erected for any of such Purposes, or to be used for any Convenience, Easement, or Accommodation thereto or connected therewith, or for Cemeteries or Burial Grounds : and such Body or Bodies Corporate, or other Public Bodies, Societies, or Persons, and their Heirs, Successors, Executors, or Administrators, shall have full Capacity and Ability to receive, take, hold, and enjoy the same; and whenever it shall be the Pleasure of His Majesty, His Manner of Heirs or Successors, to make a Grant for any such Purpose as making such aforesaid, it shall and may be lawful for the Lord High Treasurer, Grants. or the Commissioners of the Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the Time being, or any Three of them, to issue a Warrant under his or their Hand or Hands to any such Body or Bodies Corporate, or other Public Bodies, Societies, or Persons as aforesaid, which Warrant shall be exempt from any Stamp Duty whatever, and shall be enrolled in the Office of the Auditor of the Land Revenue for the Division or County within which the Premises therein specified shall be situate, and
also in the Office of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues; and such Auditor, and such Commissioners, having enrolled the said Warrant, shall certify such Enrolment at the Foot or on the Back thereof, under his or their Hand or Hands, and return the said Warrant to the Grantee or Grantees of such Lands and Premises ; and from and immediately after such Enrolment thereof, the respective Grantees named in such Warrant, and their Heirs, Successors, Executors, or Administrators, shall by force of this Act be adjudged, deemed, and taken to be in the actual Seisin and Possession of the Premises in the said Warrant specified, and shall hold and enjoy the same, either absolutely and in perpetuity, or for such limited Estate, Term, or Interest, and under and subject to such Reservations of Rent or other Acknowledgments or Restrictions in relation to the Buildings to be erected thereon, and the Form, Elevation, or Design thereof, the Line on which the same shall range, or the Uses or
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Purposes to which the same shall be applied, or any other Regulations, Restrictions, or Provisions in regard thereto, as to the King's most Excellent Majesty shall seem meet, and in such War. rant shall be specified, inserted, directed, or contained; any Law, Statute, or Usage to the contrary thereof in anywise notwith.
standing. Copies of War- II. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That a Copy of rants issued by every Warrant to be issued by the Lords Commissioners of His the Treasury to be laid before
Majesty's Treasury for the Purposes of this Act, as hereinbefore Parliament.
authorized and directed, shall be laid before each House of Parliament on or before the Twenty fifth Day of March in each Year, if Parliament shall be then sitting, or if Parliament be not then
sitting, then within Six Weeks after the next Meeting thereof: Limiting any
Provided always, that nothing in this Act contained shall extend One Grant to or be construed to extend to enable His Majesty, His Heirs and Five Acres.
Successors, to grant more than Five Acres of Land in any One
Grant for any of the Purposes aforesaid. Commissioners III. Provided always, and be it further enacted,
That the Comof Woods and
missioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues Forests, in their for the Time being shall, in every Report which shall be made by certify all them to the King's most excellent Majesty, and to both Houses
of Parliament, touching or concerning the Land Revenue of the under this Act. Crown, from and after the passing of this Act, certify and report
every Grant which shall have been made under and by virtue of the Provisions of this Act, since the Time of the making their last preceding Report, and to whom and for what Purpose the same shall have been made, and what Land or Ground shall be comprised therein, and all other Particulars relating thereto.
CAP. LXVII. An Act for the better Administration of Justice at the holding of Petty Sessions by Justices of the Peace in Ireland.
[2d July 1827.] :
THEREAS the holding of Petty Sessions by Justices of
the Peace in Ireland has been found conducive to a bet. ". ter Administration of the Laws, and to the general Interests of
His Majesty's Subjects within that Part of the United King
dom: And Whereas it is expedient to afford additional Facili. ties for holding such Petty Sessions, and for securing a uniform • and effectual Mode of Procedure therein ;' 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 it shall and may be lawful to and for the Justices of the Peace, save and except within the County of Cork, within their respective Jurisdictions, at the January Sessions to be holden next after the passing of this Act, to divide the County, County of a City, or County of a Town, for which such Sessions shall be holden, into such Districts, for the Purposes of this Act, as to them shall seem most expedient, fixing within every such District a Place or Places wherein the Petty Sessions shall be holden for such Districts respectively.
• II. And Whereas in certain Parts of Ireland it may not be * practicable to procure the constant Attendance of a sufficient
Counties, Cities, &c. divided into Districts for holding Petty Sessions.
• Number of Justices of the Peace to constitute Petty Sessions ;'
in of this Act, it shall and may be lawful for such Justices to make
any District. an Order to that effect, and then and in such Case the Provisions of this Act shall not extend to such Part or Parts of any County as shall in such Order be declared not to be included in any District.
III. And be it further enacted, That an Order in Writing shall Extent of Disbe made by the said Courts of Quarter Sessions assembled as trict, and Place aforesaid, specifying the Boundaries of each and every such Dis- fixed for holdtrict, and of every part or Parts of any County which shall not
ing Petty Sesbe included in any District, and the Names of every Place fixed entered in the
sions, to be for the holding of Petty Sessions ; which Order shall be entered Crown Books, in the Crown Book by the respective Clerks of the Peace, and a and certified to certified Copy of such Order transmitted by such Clerk of the the Secretaries Peace to the respective Secretaries to the Grand Juries, and shall
Juries. be laid before the several Grand Juries at the Spring Assizes then next ensuing, and in the County of Dublin at the next ensuing presenting Term, and shall be printed with the Presentments granted at such Spring Assizes.
IV. Provided always, That in case at any October Quarter Ses- Justices may sions, after the First of January in the Year One thousand eight alter District hundred and twenty eight, Application in Writing, in Manner and and Place for Form as in the Schedule to this Act is set forth, under the Hands holding Petty
Sessions. and Seals of Five or more Justices of the Peace, or of Three or more Justices within any local Jurisdiction, be made to the Justices assembled, praying an Alteration of any such District of Petty Sessions, or of the Place or Places wherein such Petty Sessions are holden, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Justices, within their respective Jurisdictions respectively, save and except in the County of Cork, at the January Sessions then next ensuing, to consider such Application, and to make such Order thereon respecting the Alteration applied for as shall to such Justices seem expedient, entering such Order in the Crown Book, and transmitting the same to the respective Secretaries to the Grand Juries, to be by them printed with the Presentments as aforesaid : Provided always, whenever any such Application shall Notice to be be made at any October Quarter Sessions as aforesaid, that the given of ApClerks of the Peace respectively shall give Notice thereof, by plications for
Alteration. affixing a Copy of such Application upon the Court House Doors within their several Jurisdictions, and by advertising the same in like Manner as such Clerks of the Peace are now required to advertise the Time and Place at which the Courts of Quarter Ses. sions, or Adjournments thereof, are to be holden.
• V. And Whereas by an Act passed in the Fourth Year of His * present Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act to divide the County of Cork, for the Purpose of holding additional Sessions therein,
the said County is divided into Two Parts; Be it enacted, That When the Act for the Purposes of carrying the present Act into Execution shall be carried within the said County, by dividing the said County into Districts into Execution for the holding of Petty Sessions, and fixing the Places wherein in the County
of Cork. such Petty Sessions shall be holden, or making any Alterations therein, the several Acts hereby directed to be done by the Justices of the Peace at the January Quarter Sessions, shall in the G g 4
County of Cork be performed at a General Meeting of Magis-
" VI. And Whereas for the due Execution of Justice on the • Borders of adjoining Counties it has been found expedient to appoint some Persons to be Justices of the Peace for Two or more Counties, and such Justices have hitherto held Petty Ses
sions of the Peace at some convenient Place of one County on • the Borders of some other County or Counties, and it might be
' attended with considerable Inconvenience if such Practice Part of a • should be discontinued ;' Be it therefore enacted, That it shall County may be be lawful for the Justices of the Peace acting within any County, appropriated to County of a City, or County of a Town, in the Execution of this adjoining
Act, to appropriate any District of any such County adjoining County for the any other County as Part of a District of such adjoining County, Purposes of this wherein Petty Sessions shall be holden in pursuance of this Act, Act.
at such Place as shall have been or shall be fixed for that Purpose in pursuance of this Act, such Place not being at a greater Distance than Five Miles from any part of the District in a different County to be annexed as aforesaid, and such Annexation being made in the same Manner as the Appropriation of any District for the Purpose of holding Petty Sessions of the Peace is directed to be made by this Act; and such Appropriation shall be entered and certified in the same Manner as the several other Districts within the same County are required to be entered and certified by this Act; and all other Proceedings shall be had respecting such District as by this Act are provided concerning any other District within such County; and such Appropriation shall also be certified to the Court of Quarter Sessions for the County to or District of which such Part of another County shall be so appropriated, and all Proceedings shall be had thereupon as if such Part of a County so appropriated to a District in another County had been within such last-mentioned County: Provided always, that such Proceedings shall be only before Justices of the Peace qualified to act for the County to which such appropriated District shall properly belong, and shall be considered as if actually done within such County, and not within the County to which
such District shall be annexed as aforesaid. Grand Jury to VII. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawpresent an an- ful to and for the said Grand Juries to present an annual Sum, nual Sum for Justice Room.
not exceeding Ten Pounds, for the Rent of a public Justice Room, not being in a House wherein Spirituous or fermented Liquors are sold, in each of the Places wherein such Petty Sessions shall have been appointed to be openly held as aforesaid; provided that wherever a public Court House shall have been built and be maintained at any Place so appointed, no such Presentment shall be made, and the Petty Sessions shall be holden in such public Court House, and not elsewhere; provided also, that no such Presentment be made for such Justice Room, unless it shall be proved that Six Meetings of Justices during the Six Months immediately
preceding such Presentment shall have been held therein. Appointment VIII. Ănd be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful of Clerk to
to and for the Justices, at every such Petty Sessions assembled, Justices.