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the Transfer of said several Stocks and Annuities on any Day not exceeding Stocks and

Fifteen Days prior to that on which the Dividends thereon Annuities.

respectively shall by Law be payable ; and the Persons or Person who on the Day of the closing of such Book was or were inscribed as the Proprietor or Proprietors of any Share or Shares of and in such Stocks and Annuities respectively, shall, as between him, her, or them and the Transferee or Transferees thereof, be the Person or Persons entitled to the then current Half Year's Dividend thereon; and the Person or Persons to whom any Transfer shall be made after the Day of the closing of such Books shall not be entitled to the then current Half Year's Dividend on such Stock, but shall take and accept the same, exclusive of the Right to the said half-yearly

Dividends. Provision for 2. And whereas it is desirable to increase the Facilities limiting Periods for closing the

' for the mutual Transfer of Capital in the Public Stocks, Books against • Annuities, or Funds transferable at the Banks of England mutual Trans

' and Ireland respectively, and to curtail the Time during which fers of Stocks, &c. in England

" the Books of the said Governor and Company of the Bank and Ireland. of England and of the said Governor and Company of the

• Bank of Ireland respectively are now by Law closed against ' such Transfers :' Be it therefore enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any Person or Persons to make any

Transfer or Transfers, for the Purposes of said Act, of any Stocks, Funds, or Annuities from England to Ireland, or from Ireland to England respectively, during the Period of Three clear Days preceding the Day or Days on which the Books of the said Governor and Company of the Bank of England, and of the said Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland, respectively, shall from Time to Time be closed for the Purpose of Dividend

prior to the Day or Days fixed for Payment of the same. Extending

3. “And whereas by an Act of Her present Majesty's Reign Powers of

passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled An Act to as to the Re

' make Provision as to Stocks and Dividends unclaimed in transfer of

Ireland, and reciting an Act of Fifty-sixth Year of King Unclaimed Dividends and George the Third, Chapter Sixty, all the Provisions of said Stock.

last-recited Act were extended to all Stocks, Funds, and Annuities constituting Part of the National Debt, and trans

ferable at the Bank of Ireland, and to the Dividends thereon, ' and to the Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland ' and their Officers, and to the Court of Chancery in Ireland : . And whereas by said recited Acts Power is vested in the . Governor and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ireland for • the Time being to authorize and direct the Accountant • General or Secretary of the Governor and Company of the • Bank of Ireland for the Time being to re-transfer any Capital

Stock which shall have been transferred to the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt under the Circumstances therein mentioned : And whereas it is expedient to

extend the Authority in the said Acts contained to the Deputy • Accountant General and Deputy or Assistant Secretary for

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• the Time being of the said Governor and Company of the • Bank of Ireland!' Be it therefore enacted, That all Transfers directed to be made under the Provisions in that Behalf contained in the said recited Acts or any of them, to and from the Account of the said Commissioners, shall be as valid and effectual, if made by the Deputy Accountant General or the Deputy or Assistant Secretary of the said Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland for the Time being, as if the same had been made by the Accountant General or Secretary of the said Governor and Company for the Time being. 4. The Eleventh and Twelfth Sections of the Act Fifth Sects. 11 & 12 of

5 G. 4. c. 53. George the Fourth, Chapter Fifty-three, are hereby repealed.

repealed.

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CAP. XXXVI. An Act to amend the Boundaries of Burghs Extension (Scotland) Act.

[228 July 1861.] WHEREAS by the Act Twentieth and. Twenty-first 20 & 21 Vict.

Victoria, Chapter Seventy, it is provided that the c. 70. · Boundaries of Royal and Parliamentary Burghs in Scotland

may be extended for Municipal Purposes only, including the · Right of voting for Town Councillors, and all Matters con' nected with Police, and it is expedient that Provision should • be made for the Division into Wards of the District compre• hended within the extended Boundaries of such Burghs as

have been or may be divided into Wards :' 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 :

1. Where the recited Act has been or shall be adopted in District may any Royal or Parliamentary Burgh in Scotland which has been be formed or shall be divided into Wards, and the extended Boundaries of or annexed such Burgh have been or shall be fixed in manner therein to existing provided, it shall be lawful for the Sheriff of the County in Wards by the which such Burgh is situate, or any of his Substitutes, on the plication of the Application of the Town Council of such Burgh, to form the Town Council. District comprehended within such extended Boundaries into a Ward or Wards, or to annex such District or any Part thereof to any one or more of the existing Wards of such Burgh, and to fix and arrange the Limits of such extended Wards, and the Number of Councillors to be elected for each existing and extended Ward of such Burgh, in such Manner as he shall think fit, and to take all such Proceedings for these Purposes as may be necessary or expedient.

2. On such Formation or Annexation of Wards being made Notice of and completed, a Notice signed by such Sheriff or Sheriff Limits of Substitute specifying the Limits of the extended Wards, and Number of the Number of Councillors to be elected for each existing and Councillors to extended Ward of such Burgh, as fixed and arranged by him,

be published. shall be published once in the Edinburgh Gazette, and once

in each of Two successive Weeks in a Newspaper published in such Burgh, or, if no Newspaper be published therein, in a Newspaper published in the County in which such Burgh is situate; and thereafter the qualified Electors of all such Wards, whose Names shall be on the List or Roll of Electors of such Burgh in force for the Time being, shall be entitled to vote in the Election of Councillors for such Burgh, for as many qualified Persons to be Councillors in and for such Wards respectively as are specified in such Notice, in the Manner provided by the Acts Third and Fourth William the Fourth, Chapters Seventy-six and Seventy-seven; and all Orders or Deliverances made or pronounced by such Sheriff or Sheriff Substitute in the Execution of this Act shall be final, and not subject to Appeal, Review, or Reduction in any Court or by

any Process whatsoever. Sheriff may act 3. In the event of the Boundaries of any Burgh being extended when extended into another County than that in which such Burgh is situate, Boundaries are in another

it shall be lawful for the Sheriff or Sheriff Substitute of the County. County in which such Burgh is situate to act, in carrying into

execution the Provisions of this Act with respect to the District comprehended within such extended Boundaries in another County, in the same Manner and to the same Effect as if such District had been situate in the County of which he is Sheriff

or Sheriff Substitute. Expenses to be 4. All Expenses incurred in or with respect to the Propaid by Town ceedings under this Act in any Burgh shall be paid by the Council.

Town Council of such Burgh.

CAP. XXXVII. An Act to simplify the Mode of raising the Assessment for the Poor in Scotland.

(22d July 1861.] WH HEREAS it is expedient to simplify the Mode of imposing

the Assessment for raising the Funds for the Relief of " the Poor in Scotland : 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, as

follows: So much of

1. From and after the First Day of January One thousand Sect. 34. of 8 & 9 Vict.

eight hundred and sixty-two, so much of Section Thirty-four c. 83. as to of the Act of the Eighth and Ninth Years of Her Majesty, Means and

intituled An Act for the Amendment and better Administration Substance Mode of As

of the Laws relating to the Relief of the Poor in Scotland, as sessment abo- makes it lawful for any Parochial Board of any Parish or lished.

Combination of Parishes in Scotland to raise One Half of the
Funds requisite for the Relief of the poor Persons entitled to
Relief from the Parish or Combination by Assessment upon
the Owners of all Lands and Heritages within the Parish or
Combination, according to the annual Value of such Lands and
Heritages, and the other Half upon the whole Inhabitants,

according according to their Means and Substance, other than Lands and Heritages situated in Great Britain and Ireland, or to raise such Funds by Assessment, imposed as an equal Per-centage upon the annual Value of all Lands and Heritages, within the Parish or Combination, and upon the estimated annual Income of the whole Inhabitants from Means and Substance other than Lands and Heritages situated in Great Britain or Ireland, is hereby repealed; and every Parochial Board of any Parish or Combination of Parishes now raising such Funds in Terms of the Parts of the said recited Act which are hereby repealed as aforesaid shall, before ceasing to raise such Funds, and within Two Months after the passing of this Act, resolve to adopt the First Mode of Assessment specified in Section Thirty-four of the recited Act, and to classify Lands and Heritages equitably in Terms of the Thirty-sixth Section of the said recited Act, and shall forthwith report such Resolution to the Board of Supervision, which is hereby authorized and required to determine whether or not the Classification so resolved on is equitable, and, in the event of their considering the Classification thereby made is not equitable, to vary or alter the same as to them shall seem just; and until the said First Mode of Assessment so resolved on, with relative Classification, shall have been approved of by the Board of Supervision, the Assessment for Relief of the Poor in any Parish where the Classification may not be approved of shall continue to be raised according to the Mode now in operation in such Parish; and after the proposed Classification in any Parish shall have been approved of by the Board of Supervision, it shall not be altered or departed from without the Sanction of the said Board : Provided always, that nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent the Parochial Board of any Parish or Combination of Parishes from collecting any such Assessments actually imposed prior to the First Day of January One thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, according to the Mode legally in force in the Parish or Combination at the Date when such Assessments were imposed.

CAP. XXXVIII. An Act to authorize the Inclosure of certain Lands in

pursuance of a Special Report of the Inclosure Commissioners.

[22d July 1861.] 7 HEREAS the Inclosure Commissioners for England

and Wales have, in pursuance of “ The Acts for the Inclosure, Exchange, and Improvement of Land," issued their Provisional Orders for and concerning the proposed

Inclosures mentioned in the Schedule fo this Act, and the • requisite Consents thereto have been given since the Date of • their Sixteenth Annual General Report: And whereas the • said Commissioners have by a Special Report certified their

Opinion that such proposed Inclosures would be expedient;

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but the same cannot be proceeded with without the previous • Authority of Parliament:' 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, as follows:

1. That the said several proposed Inclosures mentioned in the Schedule to this Act be proceeded with.

2. In citing this Act in other Acts of Parliament and in legal Instruments it shall be sufficient to use either the Expression “ The Second Annual Inclosure Act, 1861," or “ The Acts for the Inclosure, Exchange, and Improvement of Land."

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Chaldon Commons Surrey
Llanfihangel Rhydithon | Radnor
Ambleside -

Westmorland
Thorpe Low Common Norfolk
High and Low Hartsopp Westmorland

Pastures -
Llanddew Common

Brecon
Talwen Common

Brecon
Armscote Field

Worcester
Llanfihangel-fechan
Garthbrengy Common -

Brecon
Merthyr Cynog -

Brecon
Thoralby

York
Whichwood (Pudlicot)- Oxford
East Orchard

Dorset
Dilwyn

Hereford
Walderton Down

Sussex
Talachddu

Brecon
Loweswater

29th November 1860.
29th November 1860.
11th April 1861.
29th November 1860.
29th November 1860.
29th November 1860.
25th April 1861.
25th April 1861.
17th May 1860.
14th March 1861.
25th April 1861.
25th April 1861.
22d April 1858.
25th April 1861.
14th March 1861.
14th March 1861.
14th March 1861.
23d May 1861.
25th April 1861.

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Cumberland Bedworth

Warwick Upshire

Essex Spencers Wood Common Berks Swallowfield

Berks Cleeton

Salop Linton

York Writtle and Roxwell Essex Radnor Forest

Radnor

6th June 1861. 14th March 1861.

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