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PART. VI.-CLASS XXXVIII.
PART VI.-CLASS XXXIX.
Weights and Measures.
of the fifth and sixth Years of the reign of his late Majesty King George the
Year of his present Majesty relating to Weights and Measures, and to make other
[ All of the above Statutes have been regularly re-enacted every Session, with the ex-
ception of the last Billetting Act, 10 G. IV. c. 9, the provisions of which have
[ No. I. ] 2 W. IV. c. 45.-An Act to amend the Representation of the People
of Cities and Boroughs, in England and Wales, in so far as respects the Election
Boroughs at contested Elections of Members to serve in Parliament to One
[ No. IV. ] 2 & 3 W. IV. c. 65.— An Act to amend the Representation of the
Persons entitled to vote in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament in
the Second and Third Year of the Reign of King William the Fourth, for amend-
Supplementary Miscellaneous Statutes.
first Year of His Majesty King George the Third, for the better Regulation of
of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, for the lighting and watching of
Parishes in England and Wales, and to make other Provisions in lieu thereof. 1367
King George the Third, for preventing the Mischiefs arising from the printing and
to discontinue certain Actions commenced under the Provisions of the said act. 1389
(There has been no statute passed on the subjects of this class since the last Alien act, 7 G. 4, c. 54.]
STATUTES RELATING TO THE CLERGY.
more effectual an Act passed in the Seventh and Eighth
[15th October 1831.] WHEREAS, &c. [Recites the titles of the 58 G. 3, c. 45, 59 G. 3, c.
134, 3 G. 4, c. 72,5 G. 4, c. 103, 7 & 8 G. 4 c. 72.] And whereas by the said recited act passed in the fifth year of the reign of his late Majesty it was amongst other things enacted, that with a view to afford facility to the erection of churches and chapels it should be lawful for certain persons building or purchasing the same, and endowing them with pew rents, to nominate for forty years spiritual persons to serve such churches or chapels respectively, subject to the consent of the bishop of the diocese, and to certain regulations therein provided : and whereas by the said recited act passed in the seventh and eighth years of the reign of his late Majesty further encouragement was given to the same object by authorizing his Majesty's commissioners for building new churches to declare that any person or persons building a chapel, and endowing the same to the satisfaction of the said commissioners, with some permanent provision in land or monies in the funds, should have the perpetual right of nominating the minister to serve the same : and whereas the said provisions of the said last-recited act have been found insufficient for such their purposes, and require amendment, in order to provide more effectually for the improved pastoral superin
tendence of his Majesty's subjects : be it therefore enacted, &c. that so So much of 7 & 8 G. 4, c. 72,
much of the said recited act passed in the seventh and eighth years of as authorizes
the reign of his late Majesty as authorizes the said commissioners to the commis- declare, in the cases therein provided, the right of nominating the spirisioners in cer. tual persons to serve the chapels therein named respectively to be in the tain cases to person or persons building and endowing the same, his, her, or their declare the heirs and assigns or appointees, shall be and the same is hereby repealed. right of nominating, repealed.
In parishes II. That in all parishes and extra-parochial places the population of where the popu- which, according to the returns then last made in pursuance of any act lation amounts
or acts of parliament, shall amount to two thousand persons, and in to 2,000, and the churches do
which the existing churches or chapels do not afford accommodation for not afford ac
more than one third of the inhabitants for the attendance upon Divine commodation,
Service according to the rites of the united church of England and Ireor where 300' land, and also in all parishes and extra-parochial places in which three persons reside hundred persons, whatever may be the amount of the whole population, more than two shall be resident upwards of two miles from any such existing church miles from the or chapel and within one mile of the site upon which a new church or church, if any chapel is proposed to be erected under the provisions of this act, and
where any person or persons belonging to the church of England shall declare his
declare his, her, or their intention of building a church or chapel, or of intention of building a
purchasing any building fit in all respects to be used as a church or church or
chapel for the performance of Divine Service as aforesaid, or where a chapel, accord. church or chapel has already been built on the faith of the said recited ing to the con- act of the seventh and eighth years of the reign of King George the ditions herein Fourth, in such a situation within the said parish or place as shall be mentioned, the adapted to the convenience of that part of the inhabitants for whom such bishop may declare the right of nominating to be in such person or his trustees.
additional accommodation is necessary, and where such person or per, No. I. sons shall declare their intention of providing a sum of one thousand 1 & 2 W. 4, pounds at the least by way of endowment for such church or chapel, to
c. 38. be secured upon lands or money in the funds, in addition to the pew rents and profits arising from the said church or chapel, in case any such rents shall be taken, and shall also declare his, her, or their intention of providing a fund for the repairs of the said church or chapel, in manner following, (namely,) one sum, equal in amount to five pounds upon every one hundred pounds of the original cost of erecting and Gitting up or of purchasing such chapel or building, to be secured upon lands or money in the funds as aforesaid, and also a further sum to be reserved annually out of the pew rents of the said church or chapel, after the rate of five pounds for every one hundred pounds of the sun 50 to be provided as last aforesaid, and also if such person or persons shall further declare his, her, or their intention of setting apart or appropriating one third at least of the sittings in such church or chapel to be and continue for ever as free sittings, it shall be lawful for the bishop of the diocese in which such parish or extra-parochial place is loeally situate
, if he shall see fit, and he is hereby authorized, to declare by witing under his hand and seal that the right of nominating a minister to such church or chapel, when so built or purchased and endowed as aforesaid, and when the conditions herein-before mentioned shall have been performed, shall for ever thereafter be in the person or persons so building or purchasing and endowing the same, his, her, or their heirs and asigns, or in such trustee or trustees, being members of the united church of England and Ireland, as he, she, or they shall appoint, and in such future trustee or trustees, being members of the united church of England and Ireland, as shall from time to time be nominated by Friting under the hand or hands of the trustees or trustee for the time being of the said church or chapel, or the major part of them, or chosen in such manner as may in the first instance be agreed upon by the persons building and endowing such church or chapel, or the major part of them, and the bishop of the diocese, in writing under their hands and seals, in the place and stead of any one or more who shall from time to time die
, resign, or become incapable of acting, or in such ecclesiastical person or body corporate, and his or their successors, as the persons so applying shall at the time of application to the bishop nominate and appoint: Provided always, that if it should happen that all the trustees of lu case of the said church or chapel for the time being should die without having failure of apappointed any other trustee or trustees as their successors, then and in pointment of
III. Provided also, and be it further enacted, that previous to any Previous to no-
, and attested by two or more respectable householders in the the facts to be
aid, or sta
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