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assess such Compensation or Damage, and the Sheriff shall administer 8 Vic. c. 18. such Oaths, as well as the Oaths of all Persons called upon to give

Evidence. Sums to be paid XLIX. Where such Inquiry shall relate to the Value of Lands to

be purchased, and also to Compensation claimed for Injury done or to Damage, to be assessed sepa

be done to the Lands held therewith, the Jury shall deliver their rately.

Verdict separately for the Sum of Money to be paid for the Purchase of the Lands required for the Works, or of any Interest therein belonging to the Party with whom the Question of disputed Compensation shall have arisen, or which, under the Provisions herein contained, he is enabled to sell or convey, and for the Sum of Money to be paid by way of Compensation for the Damage, if any, to be sustained by the Owner of the Lands by reason of the severing of the Lands taken from the other Lands of such Owner, or otherwise injuriously affecting such Lands by the Exercise of the Powers of this or the special Act, or any

Act incorporated therewith. Verdict and L. The Sheriff before whom such Inquiry shall be held shall give Judgeinent to be recorded. Judgment for the Purchase Money or Compensation assessed by such

Jury, and the Verdict and Judgment shall be signed by the Sheriff, and being so signed shall be kept by the Clerk of the Peace among the Records of the General or Quarter Sessions of the County in which the Lands or any Part thereof shall be situate in respect of which such Purchase Money or Compensation shall have been awarded ; and such Verdicts and Judgments shall be deemed Records, and the same or true Copies thereof shall be good Evidence in all Courts and elsewhere, and all Persons may inspect the said Verdicts and Judgments, and may have Copies thereof or Extracts therefrom, on paying for each Inspection thereof One Shilling, and for every One hundred Words copied or extracted therefrom Sixpence, which Copies or Extracts the Clerk of the Peace is hereby required to make out, and to sign and certify

the same to be true Copies. Costs of the In- LI. On every such Inquiry before a Jury where the Verdict of the quiry how to be borne. Jury shall be given for a greater Sum than the Sum previously offered

by the Promoters of the Undertaking, all the Costs of such Inquiry shall be borne by the Promoters of the Undertaking ; but if the Verdict of the Jury be given for the same or a less Sum than the Sum previously offered by the Promoters of the Undertaking, or if the Owner of the Lands shall have failed to appear at the Time and Place appointed for the Inquiry, having received due Notice thereof, one Half of the Costs of summoning, impannelling, and returning the Jury, and of taking the Inquiry, and recording the Verdict and Judgment thereon, in case such Verdict shall be taken, shall be defrayed by the Owner of the Lands, and the other Half by the Promoters of the Undertaking, and each Party shall bear his own Costs, other than as aforesaid, incident to such Inquiry.

the Costs,

Costs.

LII. The Costs of any such Inquiry shall, in case of Difference, be

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No. 6. settled by One of the Masters of the Court of Queen's Bench o 8 l'ic. c. 18, England or Ireland, according as the Lands are situate, on the Appli- Particulars of cation of either Party, and such Costs shall include all reasonable Costs, Charges, and Expenses incurred in summoning, impannelling, and returning the Jury, taking the Inquiry, the Attendance of Witnesses, the Employment of Counsel and Attornies, recording the Verdict and Judgment thereon, and otherwise incident to such Inquiry. LIII. If

any such Costs shall be payable by the Promoters of the Payment of Undertaking, and if within Seven Days after Demand such Costs be not paid to the Party entitled to receive the same, they shall be recoverable by Distress, and on Application to any Justice he shall issue his Warrant acordingly; and if any such Costs shall be payable by the Owner of the Lands or of any Interest therein, the same may be deducted and retained by the Promoters of the Undertaking, out of any Money awarded by the Jury to such Owner, or determined by the Valuation of a Surveyor under the Provision herein-after contained; and the Payment or Deposit of the Remainder, if any, of such Money, shall be deemed Payment and Satisfaction of the whole thereof, or if such Costs shall exceed the Amount of the Money so awarded or determined, the Excess shall be recoverable by Distress, and on Application to any Justice he shall issue his Warrant accordingly.

LIV. If either Party desire any such Question of disputed Com- Special Jury to pensation as aforesaid to be tried before a Special Jury, such Question at the request shall be so tried, provided that Notice of such Desire, if coming from of either Party. the other Party, be given to the Promoters of the Undertaking before they have issued their Warrant to the Sheriff; and for that Purpose the Promoters of the Undertaking shall by their Warrant to the Sheriff require him to nominate a Special Jury for such Trial ; and thereupon the Sheriff shall, as soon as conveniently may be after the Receipt by him of such Warrant, summon both the Parties to appear before him, by themselves or their Attornies, at some convenient Time and Place appointed by him, for the Purpose of nominating a Special Jury (not being less than Five nor more than Eight Days from the Service of such Summons); and at the Place and Time so appointed the Sheriff shall proceed to nominate and strike a Special Jury, in the Manner in which such Juries shall be required by the Laws for the Time being in force to be nominated or struck by the proper Officers of the Superior Courts, and the Sheriff shall appoint a Day, not later than the Eighth Day after striking of such Jury, for the Parties or their Agents to appear before him to reduce the Number of such Jury, and thereof shall give Four Days Notice to the Parties; and on the Day so appointed the Sheriff shall proceed to reduce the said Special Jury to the Number of Twenty, in the Manner used and accustomed

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LV. The Special Jury on such Inquiry shall consist of Twelve of 8 Vic. c. 18. the said Twenty who shall first appear on the Names being called over, Deficiency of the Parties having their lawful Challenges against any of the said Special Jurymen.

Jurymen ; and if a full Jury do not appear, or if after such Challenges a full Jury do not remain, then, upon the Application of either Party, the Sheriff shall add to the List of such Jury the Names of any other disinterested Persons qualified to act as Special or Common Jurymen, who shall not have been previously struck off the aforesaid List, and who may then be attending the Court or can speedily be procured, so as to complete such Jury, all Parties having their lawful Challenges against such Persons; and the Sheriff shall proceed to the Trial and Adjudication of the Matters in question by such Jury, and such Trial shall be attended in all respects with the like Incidents and Consequences, and the like Penalties shall be applicable, as herein-before

provided in the Case of a Trial by Common Jury. Other Inquiries LVI. Any other Inquiry than that for the Trial of which such SpeSpecial Jury by cial Jury may have been struck and reduced as aforesaid may be tried

by such Jury, provided the Parties thereto respectively shall give their

Consent to such Trial. Jurymen not to LVII. No Juryman shall, without his Consent, be summoned or re

quired to attend any such Proceeding as aforesaid more than once in

before same

Consent.

attend more than once a Year.

any Year.

Justices.

Two Justices to

Compensation to

LVIII. The Purchase Money or Compensation to be paid for any be determined by

to Lands to be purchased or taken by the Promoters of the Undertaking a Surveyor aj;pointed by Two

from any Party who, by reason of Absence from the Kingdom, is prevented from treating, or who cannot after diligent Inquiry be found, or who shall not appear at the Time appointed for the Inquiry before the Jury as herein-before provided for, after due Notice thereof, and the Compensation to be paid for any permanent Injury to such Lands, shall be such as shall be determined by the Valuation of such able practical Surveyor as Two Justices shall nominate for that Purpose as herein-after mentioned.

LIX. Upon Application by the Promoters of the Undertaking to nominate a Surveyor, Two Justices, and upon such Proof as shall be satisfactory to them

that

any such Party is, by reason of Absence from the Kingdom, prevented from treating, or cannot after diligent Inquiry be found, or that any such Party failed to appear on such Inquiry before a Jury as aforesaid, after due Notice to him for that Purposc, such Justices shall, by Writing under their Hands, nominate an able practical Surveyor for determining such Compensation as aforesaid, and such Surveyor shall determine the same accordingly, and shall annex to his Valuation

a Declaration in Writing subscribed by him of the Correctness thereof. Declaration to LX. Before such Surveyor shall enter upon the Duty of making such be made by the Surveyor. Valuation as aforesaid he shall, in the Presence of such Justices or One

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8 l'ic. c. 18. *I A.B. do solemnly and sincerely declare, That I will faithfully, im'partially, and honestly, according to the best of my Skill and Ability, * execute the Duty of making the Valuation hereby referred to me.

A.B. • Made and subscribed in the Presence of

i And if any Surveyor shall corruptly make such Declaration, or having made such Declaration shall wilfully act contrary thereto, he shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor.

LXI. The said Nomination and Declaration shall be annexed to the Valuation, &c. Valuation to be made by such Surveyor, and shall be preserved to- to the Owner

of the Lands, gether therewith by the Promoters of the Undertaking, and they shall at all Times produce the said Valuation and other Documents, on De. mand, to the Owner of the Lands comprised in such Valuation, and to all other Parties interested therein. LXII. All the Expenses of and incident to every such Valuation Expenses to be

borne by Proshall be borne by the Promoters of the Undertaking.

LXIII. In estimating the Purchase Money or Compensation to be Purchase Money paid by the Promoters of the Undertaking, in any of the Cases afore- tion, how to be said, regard shall be had by the Justices, Arbitrators, or Surveyors, as the Case may be, not only to the Value of the Land to be purchased or taken by the Promoters of the Undertaking, but also to the Damage, if any, to be sustained by the Owner of the Lands by reason of the severing of the Lands taken from the other Lands of such Owner, or otherwise injuriously affecting such other Lands by the Exercise of the Powers of this or the special Act, or any Act incorporated therewith.

LXIV. When the Compensation payable in respect of any Lands, or where Compenany Interest therein, shall have been ascertained by the Valuation of a party has been

a Surveyor, and deposited in the Bank under the Provisions herein con- Surveyor, the tained, by reason that the Owner of or Party entitled to convey such Party may have Lands, or such Interest therein as aforesaid, could not be found, or was absent from the Kingdom, if such Owner or Party shall be dissatisfied with such Valuation it shall be lawful for him, before he shall have applied to the Court of Chancery for Payment or Investment of the Monies so deposited under the Provisions herein contained, by Notice in Writing to the Promoters of the ndertaking, to require the Question of such Compensation to be submitted to Arbitration, and thereupon the same shall be so submitted accordingly, in the same Manner as in other Cases of disputed Compensation herein-before authorized or required to be submitted to Arbitration.

LXV. The Question to be submitted to the Arbitrators in the Case Question to be last aforesaid shall be, whether the said Sum so deposited as aforesaid the Arbitrators,

estimated.

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by the Promoters of the Undertaking was a sufficient Sum, or whether 8 Vic. c. 18. any and what further Sum ought to be paid or deposited by them.

LXVI. If the Arbitrators shall award that a further Sum ought to awarded, Pro

be paid or deposited by the Promoters of the Undertaking, they shall or deposit saine within 14 Days. pay or deposit, as the Case may require, such further Sum within

Fourteen Days after the making of such Award, or in default thereof the same may be enforced by Attachment, or recovered, with Costs, by Action or Suit in any of the Superior Courts.

LXVII. If the Arbitrators shall determine that the Sum so deposited was sufficient, the Costs of and incident to such Arbitration, to be determined by the Arbitrators, shall be in the Discretion of the Arbitrators, but if the Arbitrators shall determine that a further Sum ought to be paid or deposited by the Promoters of the Undertaking, all the Costs of and incident to the Arbitration shall be borne by the

Promoters of the Undertaking. To be settled by LXVIII. If any Party shall be entitled to any Compensation in Jury, at the Op- respect of any Lands, or of any Interest therein, which shall have tion of the Party claiming Com- been taken for or injuriously affected by the Execution of the Works, pensation.

and for which the Promoters of the Undertaking shall not have made Satisfaction under the Provisions of this or the special Act, or any Act incorporated therewith, and if the Compensation claimed in such Case shall exceed the Sum of Fifty Pounds, such Party may have the same settled either by Arbitration or by the Verdict of a Jury, as he shall think fit; and if such Party desire to have the same settled by Arbi. tration, it shall be lawful for him to give Notice in Writing to the Promoters of the Undertaking of such his Desire, stating in such Notice the Nature of the Interest in such Lands in respect of which he claims Compensation, and the Amount of the Compensation so claimed therein ; and unless the Promoters of the Undertaking be willing to pay the Amount of Compensation so claimed, and shall enter into a written Agreement for that Purpose within Twenty-one Days after the Receipt of any such Notice from any Party so entitled, the same shall be settled by Arbitration in the Manner herein provided; or if the Party so entitled as aforesaid desire to have such Question of Compensation settled by Jury, it shall be lawful for him to give Notice in Writing of such his Desire to the Promoters of the Undertaking, stating such Particulars as aforesaid, and unless the Promoters of the Undertaking be willing to pay the Amount of Compensation so claimed, and enter into a written Agreement for that Purpose, they shall, within Twenty-one Days after the Receipt of such Notice, issue their Warrant to the Sheriff to summon a Jury for settling the same in the Manner herein provided, and in default thereof they shall be liable to pay to the Party so entitled as aforesaid the Amount of Compensation so claimed, and the same may be recovered by him, with Costs, by Action in any of the Superior Courts.

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