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in Middlesex in the month of March). 2 Geo. 2. c. 28. s. 11. 26 Geo. 2. c. 31. s. 4. 4 Geo. 4. c. 125. s. 3.

Two or more justices may appoint the day and place of meeting for granting licenses ten days at least before such meeting, by warrants directed to the high constable. Licenses granted at any other time and place void. 26 Geo. 2. c. 31. s. 4.

A license signed by a justice who is a brewer, distiller, or dealer in ale or spirituous liquors is void. 26 Geo. 2. c. 13. s. 12.

If the magistrates of corporations are disqualified, county magistrates may act. 39 Geo. 3. c. 86. s. 3.

License only valid for the house for which it was granted. 26 Geo. 3. c. 31. s. 3.

Justices for Surrey and Middleser at the general licensing may appoint from six to eight special meetings to grant transfers. 32 Geo. 3. c. 59. s. 2.

Licenses may be granted for keeping canteens. 5 Geo. 4.

c. 13. s. 52.

Stamp duty on licenses are regulated and fixed by 5 Geo.

4. c. 54. s. 2.

Excise licenses to be granted by commissioners of excise in London, and by collectors in the country. 48 Geo. 3. c. 143. s. 2.

Licenses to expire on the 10th day of October in every year. 5 Geo. 4. c. 54. s. 13.

Persons disabled by conviction from keeping a common inn, &c. not to take out excise license to sell beer by retail, P. 50l. Ibid. s. 15.

Where licenses are granted by justices, &c. in pursuance of any charter, &c. except in September, and expire at any time of the year except in the month of September, the excise licenses must be taken out within 10 days after the date of the magistrate's license, and to continue in force for

one year.

48 Geo. 3. c. 143. s. 4. But see 3 Geo. 4. c. 77.

s. 7. & 5 Geo. 4. c. 54. s. 14.

License to be renewed within 10 days after expiration of 48 Geo. 3. c. 143. s. 5.

former one.

Executors, &c. of licensed persons may be continued in possession of such license upon entering into like recognizance as the person licensed. 3 Geo. 4. c. 77. s. 6.

Excise licenses renewable by collectors of excise to executors, &c. of party dying or removing. 53 Geo. 3. c. 103. Partners trading in one house need not have more than one license. 48 Geo. 3. c. 143. s. 6.

No excise license to be granted unless the magistrates have previously granted their license. s. 7. 6 Geo. 4. c. 81. s. 13.

Nothing in this act to repeal any regulation as to licenses granted by magistrates under charter, &c. s. 8.

No person disabled from keeping an alehouse, &c. by conviction, shall sell exciseable liquors. s. 11.

Two licenses are necessary to authorize a person to keep a public house, and sell ale and spirituous liquors—1st. A magistrate's license under stat. 48 Geo. 3. c. 143. and 2dly. An excise license. See Burn's J. 1 v. 55, 6.

Selling ale or other exciseable liquors by retail without being duly licensed, P. 20l. for every offence, with costs; and on second conviction rendered incapable of keeping a public house. R. 1 J. distress or commitment not exceeding six months. App. to Sess. 35 Geo. 3. c. 113. s. 1, 2. 5. 12.

Distress may be sold within four days at request of owner of goods. s. 3.

Witness summoned and not appearing, P. 10l. R. as above. s. 10.

Leaving the summons at the house, or affixing it in some conspicuous part of it, deemed sufficient notice. s. 11.

Goods conveyed away may be distrained within 30 days

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wherever found, and if carried out of the magistrate's jurisdiction, the warrant may be indorsed. s. 11.

P. for the first offence may be mitigated, but not to less than 10l. s. 14.

Prosecutions to be within six months. s. 16.

If a justice suspects a person of selling ale without a license, he may summon him and the excise officer to produce his books and examine him on oath, and if he finds him charged as a victualler, he shall be deemed such. 26 Geo. 2. c. 31. s. 9.

No license necessary for selling ale at fairs. 35 Geo. 3. c. 113. s. 17.

Persons to whom licenses are granted must enter into recognizances. 3 Geo. 4. c. 77. s. 1.

Granting licenses without recognizance, and for not returning recognizance to sessions, the justice signing forfeits 31. 6s. 8d. Id. ibid.

Licensed victuallers offending against conditions of recognizance, P. first offence not exceeding 57. second offence not exceeding 107. third offence not exceeding 100l. s. 9.

Clerks to justices to be prosecutors. s. 11.

Licenses of public houses where unlawful clubs are held to be forfeited. 57 Geo. 3. c. 19. s. 29.

Selling ale in measures not duly marked, P. 40/. R. J. 1. distress, prosecution to be within 30 days. 11 & 12 W. c. 15. s. 1. 6. 55 Geo. 3. c. 43. And see 3 Geo. 4. c. 77. s. 20. Any person remaining drinking or tippling in an alehouse, &c. except labourers, &c. on the usual working days at their dinner time, &c. P. 3s. 4d. for every offence. R. distress. 4 Jac. 1. c. 5. 21 Jac. 1. c. 7. s. 2.

Two justices, where pecuniary penalties are imposed, may proceed in a summary way. App. to Sess. 3 Geo. 4. c. 77.

s. 12. 14.

Penalty on witnesses not attending, 40s.
Application of penalties. Ibid. s. 22.

Ibid. s. 13.


ALIENS neglecting after proclamation to depart the realm, to be committed to the common gaol, by one justice. 56 Geo. 3, c. 86, s. 1.

Aliens refusing to produce their certificate, P. imprisonment, not exceeding one month. 2 J. Ibid. s. 9.

One justice may grant new certificates in lieu of such as shall appear to be lost, upon aliens producing copies of certificates so lost. Ibid. s. 11. 7 Geo. 4, c. 54, s. 12.

No fee to be taken on granting certificates. P. 201. Ibid. s. 13. 7 Geo. 4. c. 54, s. 13.

When aliens have been in custody two months, two justices may, upon application, and proof that reasonable notice of the intention to make such application has been given to the secretary of state, continue in or discharge such aliens from custody. Ibid. s. 18.

The powers of justices not to extend beyond the limits of their respective jurisdictions. Ibid. s. 23.

The stat. 56 Geo. 3, c. 86, not to extend to aliens who have resided in England for seven years.

c. 37, s. 2.

5.Geo. 4,

Every alien who shall be in the realm at the commencement of this act (1st July 1826,) shall make a declaration of his abode, name, &c. and transmit the same within 14 days to Alien office. 7 Geo. 4, c. 54, s. 1.

Alien on arrival from abroad to declare his name and description, &c. Ibid. s. 3.

Officer of customs to deliver certificate of declaration to Alien. Ibid. s. 4.

Alien within one week after arrival shall produce or transmit certificate to Alien office, and make declaration where he intends to reside. Ibid. s. 6.

Alien to declare his residence half-yearly. Ibid. s. 7.

Penalty on alien for false declarations, or neglecting to make same. Ibid. s. 9.

This act not to affect aliens who have been resident seven years, and obtained certificate thereof, nor to alien under 14 years. Ibid. s. 16.


SELLING, or exposing to sale, &c. almanacks unstamped, P. commitment to H. of C. for (not exceeding) 3 months. 1 J. 1 W. 16 Geo. 2, c. 26, s. 5. 30 Geo. 2, c. 19, s. 26.

Apprentice, &c. printing any almanack on paper not duly stamped, the like punishment. 55 Geo. 3. c. 185. s. 8.



OATH as to an annuitant's life may be made before a justice of the peace, who shall grant a certificate, without fee or stamp duty. 29 Geo. 3. c. 41. s. 27.


PERSONS selling and buying apples by any other than the measure described in the act of parliament, P. 10s. A. half to the informer and half to the poor. 1 J. 1 W. R. by distress. 1 Ann. st. 1. c. 15. s. 1.

This act does not extend to any measure sealed and allowed by the fruiterers' company in London.

Gardens and orchards, robbing.-See Garden.

s. 2.

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