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XVIL And be it enacted, That all Fees and Monies which the Fees received said Clerk for Divisional Business or the Clerk for Worsley or by Clerk for Barton-upon-Irwell and Heaton Norris respectively shall so ness and by the receive as aforesaid shall be carried to the Account of a General Clerks for Fund, to be called "The Fee Fund of the Justices for the Di- Worsley, &c. to vision of Manchester," and which Fund, or so much thereof as shall be carried to not be from Time to Time required or applied for the Purposes Account of a herein-after mentioned, shall be placed and remain in such Bank General Fund. within the Town of Manchester or Salford as the Justices acting for the said Division shall from Time to Time direct: Provided always, that it shall be lawful for the said Justices, at any Meeting holden and previously notified as herein-before mentioned, if they shall think it necessary or expedient so to do, from Time to Time to appoint any fit Person to be Treasurer of the said Fee Fund, with such yearly or other Salary or Allowance, not exceeding the yearly Sum of Eighty Pounds, to be paid out of the same Fund, as the said Justices shall think fit, and to take such Security, in such Form and Manner as may be deemed requisite er advisable for the due Performance of his Office, such Treasurer to be removable from his said Office at the Pleasure of the said Justices; and the said Justices shall have Power from Time to Time to make all such Orders and Regulations for securing the same Fund, and for keeping the Accounts relative thereto, as to such Justices shall seem expedient; and the said Fund shall be from Time to Time applied in or towards the Payment of the respective Salaries, Printing, Stationery, and other Charges and Expences by this Act directed or authorized to be paid thereout, and the Expences consequent upon any Sittings which may be held elsewhere than at the New Bailey Court House or at the Town Hall in Salford aforesaid, in pursuance of this Act.
XVIII. And be it enacted, That no Clerk appointed under this Clerks disAct, except as herein-after provided, shall during the Continuance qualified from of his Office, or within Six Calendar Months after he shall have acting as Atresigned or shall have been removed from such Office, be con- tornies in cercerned, either by himself or any Partner, or in any Manner, directly or indirectly, as an Attorney or Agent in any Matter brought or to be brought before the Justices whose Clerk he is, or in any Prosecution at any Court of Sessions of the Peace, or of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery, arising out of or consequent upon any Proceeding before the Justices whose Clerk he is; and any Clerk who shall offend against this Enactment shall forfeit the Sum of Fifty Pounds, to be recovered, by any Person who will sue for the same, by Action of Debt or Information, to be commenced within Six Calendar Months next after the Commission of the Offence; but nothing herein contained shall subject any such Clerk to any Penalty for any Act done by him in the Discharge of his official Duty: Provided also, that the said Clerk for Borough Business, being paid by a fixed Salary in lieu of Fees and other Emoluments as aforesaid, both for his Services as Clerk to the said Justices and for conducting Prosecutions, may continue to conduct any Prosecutions at the General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace, or any adjourned Sessions thereof, or at the Assizes for any Offence committed within the Municipal Borough of Salford, provided that such Clerk account for and pay
Justices may make Rates for Payment of Expences under this Act.
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over all Fees and Emoluments arising from such Prosecutions or received by him to the Treasurer of the said Borough, in aid of the Borough Fund.
XIX. And be it enacted, That for better providing for and securing the Payment of the several Salaries, Charges, and Expences payable under this Act, it shall be lawful for the Justices of the Peace acting in and for the said County of Lancaster, at any General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden by Adjournment within the Hundred of Salford aforesaid, and they are hereby required, from Time to Time to make a Rate or Rates, Assessment or Assessments (not exceeding the Amount herein-after limited) on all the rateable Property within the Limits of the said several Townships, Parts of Townships, or Places not included within the Limits of the said Municipal Boroughs of Salford and Stockport, and which, together with the said Municipal Borongh of Salford, are within the said Division of Manchester as aforesaid, for the Purpose of raising so much Money as, together with the Fee Fund herein-before mentioned (the Amount or probable Amount of which shall from Time to Time be ascertained or estimated by the said Justices as correctly as may be), shall be sufficient for the Payment of the said several Salaries, Charges, and Expences herein mentioned; such Rate or Rates, Assessment or Assessments, to be made in the same Manner as is now by Law directed, authorized, or practised for making County Rates.
XX. Provided always, and be it enacted, That the annual taining Value of Value of the rateable Property within the Limits of the said several Townships, Parts of Townships, or Places rateable under this Act as aforesaid, as such Value shall have been or from Time to Time may be ascertained and determined for the Purpose of assessing the County Rate upon or within the same Townships, Parts of Townships, or Places respectively, shall or may be from Time to Time adopted and taken by the said Justices as the Basis of any Assessment and Rating to be made by them for the Pur poses of this Act as aforesaid, without any separate or other Valuation of such Property or any Part thereof being made or required.
XXI. And be it enacted, That all and every the Powers, Authorities, Provisions, Clauses, and Regulations given or contained by or in any Act or Acts of Parliament now subsisting and in force for or relating to the making, assessing, collecting levying, paying, or enforcing of County Rates in England, shall, so far as the Nature of the Case will admit, and except herein otherwise specially provided, be deemed and taken to apply to the said Rate or Rates so by this Act directed or authorized to be made as aforesaid, as if the same Powers, Authorities, Provisions, Clauses, and Regulations were here severally repeated and re-enacted with reference to such Rate or Rates, and in the same Manner, and as fully and effectually in all respects, as if such Rate or Rates respectively were a County Rate assessed or to be assessed upon the said several Townships, Parts of Townships, or Places intended to be hereby made liable to the Payment thereof as aforesaid: Provided always, that the Sum to be raised by a Rate or Rates under the Authority of this Act as aforesaid shall not in any One Year exceed the Sum of One Penny in the Pound
upon the annual Value of the rateable Property in the several Townships, Parts of Townships, or Places aforesaid.
XXII. Provided also, and be it enacted, That the Overseer or Overseers of Overseers of the Poor of the said several Townships or Places the Poor to levy liable to the Payment of the Rate to be made under the Authority of this Act as aforesaid, and as regards such Portions of the said Townships of Heaton Norris and Broughton respectively as are not included in the said several Municipal Boroughs of Stockport and Salford respectively, the respective Overseers of the Poor of the same Townships, or other the Person or Persons whose Duty it shall be to collect and levy the said Rate, shall, within the Time to be limited or expressed for that Purpose in or by the Order of the said Justices making such Rate as aforesaid, which Order shall of itself, and without any other Precept or Warrant whatsoever, be a sufficient Authority for the levying of the said Rate by such Overseer or Overseers, or other Person or Persons whose Duty it shall be to levy the same as aforesaid, levy and collect such Rate, and pay the Amount thereof into the Hands of the said Treasurer of the said Fee Fund, or if there be no such Treasurer, into the Hands of the said Clerk for Divisional Business, who shall carry the same to the Account of the said Fee Fund herein-before directed to be formed as aforesaid, and the same, together with the said Fees or other Monies to be from Time to Time received by the said Treasurer or Clerk for Divisional Business as aforesaid, shall constitute One aggregate Fund applicable for the Payment of the said several Salaries and other Charges and Payments by this Act directed or authorized to be paid thereout; and in case any such Overseer or Overseers of the Poor, or other Person or Persons whose Duty it shall be to collect or levy such Rate as aforesaid, shall neglect, make default, or refuse to pay the same within the Time to be limited or specified for that Purpose as aforesaid, to the said Treasurer or Clerk hereby appointed and authorized to receive the same as aforesaid, it shall and may be lawful for any Justice of the Peace of the said County of Lancaster, upon Complaint thereof made by such Treasurer or Clerk as aforesaid, to levy the same by Distress and Sale of the Offender's Goods.
XXIII. Provided also, and be it enacted, That all or any For- Application of feitures or Penalties to be inflicted or recoverable under or by Penalties. virtue of any of the statutable Powers or Provisions hereby extended or made applicable to the said Rate hereby directed to be made and levied as aforesaid, in respect of such Rate, or any Proceeding relating thereunto, shall, when recovered, be paid to the said Treasurer of the said Fee Fund or to the said Clerk for Divisional Business as aforesaid, and shall be by him carried to the Account of the said General Fee Fund, and be applied as Part thereof.
XXIV. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Application of Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster for the Time Monies received being and they are hereby required, from Time to Time to make for RecogniOrders upon the Receiver General of the said Duchy to pay over the Amount of Monies (not exceeding the Sum of Eight hundred Pounds in any One Year) which shall or may be hereafter levied or received to Her Majesty's Use upon or by reason of Recog
Act to remain in force.
nizances taken and estreated in the said County Palatine of Lancaster, to the said Treasurer of the Fee Fund aforesaid, or to the said Clerk for Divisional Business, the same to be by such Treasurer or Clerk carried to the Account and to be applied in aid and as Part of the said General Fee Fund hereby directed to be raised or provided as aforesaid, any thing in an Act passed in the Tenth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled An Act for the better Support of Her Majesty's Household, and of the Honour and Dignity of the Crown, or any other Law or Statute to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall control or abridge the Powers of the said Chancellor and Council to relieve and mitigate estreated Recog nizances and Levies made therein in certain Cases of Hardship and Distress, as they are used to do.
XXV. And be it declared and enacted, That all and every the of first-recited Powers, Authorities, Provisions, and Enactments given by or contained in the said herein-before first-recited Act, except the same or any of them are expressly repealed or altered by or shall be inconsistent with the Provisions of this Act, shall remain in full force and virtue as if this Act had not been passed.
For Payment XXVI. And be it enacted, That one Moiety of the Costs of Expences of Charges, and Expences of or incident to the soliciting, obtaining and passing this Act, or which have been incurred with reference to the Object thereof, shall be paid out of the Borough Fund d the said Borough of Salford, and the Treasurer of the same Borough is hereby directed and required to pay the same accord ingly; and the other Moiety thereof shall be paid out of the said General Fee Fund to be raised under the Authority and for the Purposes of this Act as aforesaid.
Interpretation of Words.
XXVII. And be it enacted, That the several Words used in this Act shall bear the following Interpretation, unless there shall be something in the Subject Matter or Context repugnant thereto; that is to say,
Words importing the Singular Number shall include the Plural Number, and Words importing the Plural Number shall include the Singular :
Words importing the Masculine Gender only shall include
XXVIII. And be it enacted, That this Act shall be a Public Act, and shall be judicially taken notice of as such.
CA P. XXII.
An Act to enable the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital
' and sufficient Street for Carriages, and that the several Roads or Ways following, (that is to say,) a Road or Way called • “Friar's Road," and another Road or Way commencing on the • East Side of King William Street, and proceeding thence East'ward up to the West Side of Friar's Road, and Part of another Road, Highway, or Place, called "The Ship Dock," commencing at the North End of Friar's Road, and Part of another Road or Highway called "Stable Yard Street," and an Alley called "White Horse Alley," all of them situate in the Parish of Greenwich, all herein-after more particularly described, should be stopped up: And whereas the said Commissioners of Green'wich Hospital are willing to take upon themselves the Execution of the above-mentioned Alterations and Improvements, and it is expedient that adequate Powers should be given to them to enable them to carry the same into effect; and in making and completing the said Alterations and Improvements they will have Occasion for certain Houses, Buildings, Lands, and Here'ditaments situate in the said Parish of Greenwich, mentioned and comprised in the Schedule to this Act, but good and effectual Conveyances thereof cannot be obtained, nor can the said several Objects be effected, without the Aid and Authority of Parliament May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the Queen'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 said Commissioners Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital and their Successors shall be and they are of Greenwich hereby empowered to widen the said Lane or Highway called Hospital emFisher Lane," and to form the said Lane or Highway into a powered to Street, commencing at the East Side of King William Street, towards and up to the Ship Dock aforesaid, and to make such Street of an uniform Width of not less than Fifty Feet, so that the same shall thenceforth be and continue a public Parish Highand Carriageway for the Use of all Persons whomsoever, and to make the Alterations and Improvements herein mentioned, and otherwise to carry the Purposes of this Act into execution in manner herein-after mentioned.
II. And be it enacted, That in forming the said Street, and Power to purmaking the said Alterations and Improvements, it shall be lawful chase Houses, for the said Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital and their Lands, &c. Successors, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, when they shall deem it necessary, within Three Years from the passing of this Act, to treat and agree for the Purchase of any of the Houses, Buildings, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments mentioned and comprised in the Schedule to this Act annexed, and any subsisting Leases, Terms, Estates, and Interests therein or charged thereon, which the said Commissioners or their Successors may deem necessary or expedient to be purchased for the Purposes of this Act.
III. And be it enacted, That if the said Commissioners of If Houses, &c. Greenwich Hospital, or their Successors, shall not within the not purchased Space of Three Years, to be computed from the passing of this or valued within Act, purchase or cause to be valued the Houses, Buildings, Lands, Powers of PurTenements, and Hereditaments mentioned and comprised in the chase to cease.
a certain Time,