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had been resident as hereinbefore required : Provided always, That
And be it Enacted, That in all cases the registration of Mar-
lemnization under the band of the Clergyman who celebrated the
9. Marriage of Jews and Quakers not affected.
Provided always, and be it Enacted, That nothing herein con-
any Marriage between
10. Nothing here And be it Enacted, That nothing herein contained shall affect or 20 in to affect validity of impair the validity of any Marriage, or the effect of any claim of any reisisting Marriage, existing or competent previous to the passing of this Act, Legitimation or in anywise affect the legitimation of any child or children by by subsequent Marriage. Marriage of the parents of such child or children subsequent to the birth of such child or children.
11. Marriage by Parties under legal Disability not valid.
Provided always, and be it Enacted, That nothing herein contained shall be held to render valid any Marriage where both or either of the parties thereto are or is under any legal impediment or disability to the contraction of such Marriage.
12. Alteration of Act.
And be it Enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by any Act to be passed during the present Session of Parliament.
B I L L
To amend the Laws relating to the Relief and Support, in certain Cases, of Merchant Seamen, their Widows and Children.
[Note.—The Words printed in Italics are proposed to be inserted
in the Committee.]
HERE as an Act was passed in the twentieth year
of Preamble : the reign of his Majesty King George the Second, inti- 20 G. 2, c. 38. tuled, “ An Act for the Relief and Support of Maimed and Disabled Seamen, and the Widows and Children of such as shall be killed, slain or drowned in the Merchant Service ;” and which Act is hereinafter referred to as the Merchant Seamen's Fund Act:
And whereas an Act was passed in the Session of Parliament held in the fourth and fifth years of the reign of his late Majesty 4 & 5 W.4,
King William the Fourth, intituled, “ An Act to amend an Act of 10 the twentieth year of his Majesty King GEORGE the Second, for the
Relief and Support of Sick, Maimed and Disabled Seamen, and the Widows and Children of such as shall be killed, slain or drowned in the Merchant Service, and for other Purposes ;” and which is
hereinafter referred to as the Merchant Seamen's Fund Amendment 15 Act; and the said Acts have been found insufficient, and it is
expedient to make new provision in lieu thereof, for the purposes of the said Acts, or some of them :
And whereas the Master, Wardens and Assistants of the Guild,
Fraternity or Brotherhood of the most glorious and undivided Trinity 20 and of Saint Clement, in the parish of Deptford Strond, in the county
of Kent, has from a remote period been constituted for (amongst other public purposes) the relief of poor Mariners, their widows and orphans, and has existed during several centuries and still continues
to be a corporation under the denomination of the Corporation of the
And whereas it is expedient that the Merchant Seamen's Fund and
1. Repeal of 20 G. 2, c. 38; 4 & 5 W. 4,
26 it therefore Enacted, by The QUEEN's most Excellent
2. President and And be it Enacted, That on or before the Thirty-first day of Governors, and Outport
December, or at such other time or times as the said Corporation of Trustees to
the Trinity House of Deptford Strond shall by any writing or writings transfer and pay over their under their common seal direct, the said President and Governors, 40 Funds and Monies to the and the said several bodies of trustees respectively shall transfer Trinity House of Deptford to the said Corporation of the Trinity House to a stock account Strond. to be opened in that behalf in the books of the Bank of England,