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Incorporation 5. The new governing body of Harrow School shall from and after the of new.govern- dissolution of the old corporation be deemed to be incorporated by the name Harrow School. of “ The Keepers and Governors of the Possessions, Revenues, and Goods of

" the Free Grammar School of Jobn Lyon, within the town of Harrow-on" the-Hill in the county of Middlesex," and shall be entitled to use as their common seal the seal of the old corporation,

CHAPTER 42.
An Act for amending the Tithe Commutation Acts with respect to Market
Gardens.

[21st July 1873.] WHEREAS by the Tithe Commutation Acts (described in the Schedule to

this Act) provision is made for the commutation into a permanent rentcharge of the tithes leviable in the several parishes in England and Wales :

And whereas it is expedient to amend the said Acts in respect of the sections of such Acts in the said Schedule particularly mentioned :

Be it therefore 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: Restriction of 1. So much of such sections, and of the powers therein contained conferred provisions re

on the Tithe Commissioners, as provide for the charging of an additional specting market gardens newly rentcharge by way of extraordinary charge on market gardens newly cultivated.

cultivated as such, shall extend and apply only to a parish in which an extraordinary charge for market gardens was distinguished at the time of commutation.

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Construction of
Act.
Short title.

3. Tais Act shall be construed and have effect as one Act with the Tithe Commutation Acts, and may be cited as the Tithe Commutation Acts Amendment Act, 1873.

The SCHEDULE

THE TITHE COMMUTATION ACTS.

Session, Chapter, and Title.

Sections relating specially

to Market Gardens.

Sections forty and

forty-two.

6 & 7 Will. 4. c. 71. An Act for the Commutation of Tithes

in England and Wales.
7 Will. 4. & 1 Vict. c. 69. An Act to amend an Act for the

Commutation of Tithes in England and Wales.
2 & 3 Vict. c. 62. An Act to explain and amend the Acts for

the Commutation of Tithes in England and Wales. 3 & 4 Vict. c. 15. An Act further to explain and amend the

Acts for the Commutation of Tithes in England and Wales. 5 & 6 Vict. c. 54. An Act to amend the Acts for the Com.

mutation of Tithes in England and Wales, and to continue the officers appointed under the said Acts for a time to be limited.

Sections twenty-six to

thirty-three, inclusive. Sections eighteen and

nineteen.

Session, Chapter, and Title.

Sections relating specially

to Market Gardens.

9 & 10 Vict. c. 73. An Act further to amend the Acts for

the Commutation of Tithes in England and Wales. 10 & 11 Vict. c. 104. An Act to explain the Acts for the

Commutation of Tithes in England and Wales, and to continue the officers appointed under the said Acts until the 1st day of October 1850, and to the end of the then next

session of Parliament. 14 & 15 Vict. c. 53. An Act to consolidate and continue the

Copyhold and Inclosure Commissions, and to provide for the completion of proceedings under the Tithe Commutation

Acts. 23 & 24 Vict. c. 93. An Act to amend and further extend

the Acts for the Commutation of Tithes in England and Wales.

Section forty-two.

India for tbe

CHAPTER 43.
An Act to enable Indian Railway Companies to issue and register Shares and
Securities in India.

[21st July 1873.] BE

E 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; (that is to say,)

1. EVERY Company now formed, or which shall hereafter be formed, whether Every Indian by amalgamation or otherwise, for constructing, maintaining, and working pany may estarailways in India, may establish at such places in India as they think fit an blish offices in office for the issue, registration, and transfer of shares, stock, bonds, and issue and regissecurities of the Company, and the registration of transfers of shares, stock, tration of

shares. bonds, and securities, and the registration of shareholders, and may from time to time remove or alter the place of any such office, and may make such regulations, consistent with the provisions of this Act, as they think fit, for enabling and facilitating the issue, registration, and transfer of shares, stock, bonds, and securities, and the registration of transfers of shares, stock, bonds, and securities, and the registration of shareholders at such office, and all and every the powers and provisions in relation to the issue, transfer, and registration of shares, stock, bonds, and securities, and the registration of transfers of shares, stock, bonds, and securities, and the registration of shareholders in Great Britain, contained in any deed of settlement or Act of Parliament under or by which the Company shall be constituted or governed, shall apply and be in force as to the shares, stock, bonds, and securities, and the registration of transfers thereof, and the registration of shareholders, to be issued, transferred, registered and made at such office in India, except so far as the same are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act. 2. EVERY such Company may keep at their office in India books to be Registers to be

kept in India. called respectively “The India Register of Shareholders,” “ The India Register “ of Holders of Consolidated Stock," "The India Shareholders Address Book," “ The India Register of Transfers,” and also books for the registration of

bonds, debentures, mortgages, and the debenture stock, and the transfers thereof respectively, and the books so kept shall be of the like validity and effect as the books kept for the like purposes by the Company in England, and accounts of all entries and alterations made in the books of the Company in India shall be transmitted to the principal office of the same

Company in England. Registers at 3. PROVIDED always, that if and when the Company have offices in India several offices in Iudia to be

at more places than one, then the Company shall substitute for or add to the distinguished.

word "India" in the titles of the Register kept at every such office, the name

of the place at which the particular office is established. Transfers of 4. All transfers of any such shares, stock, bonds, and securities as aforesaid Shares, &c.

shall be made at the office at which the same respectively shall for the time being be registered, and no share, stock, bond, or security shall be on the registry of more than one office at one and the same time: Provided always, that the Company may keep in England duplicates of any of its books of register kept in India, but no such duplicate book shall be deemed a

register. Shares, &c.

5. SUBJECT to the regulations from time to time made by such Companies may be transferred from one respectively, with respect to the issue, registration, and transfer of shares, register to stock, bonds, and securities respectively, and the 'registration of transfers of another at the option of the shares, stock, bonds, and securities respectively, every such Company may and holder.

shall, on notice in writing by the holder of any share, stock, bond, or security to the person for the time being acting as secretary, managing director, or principal clerk at the office in England or in India where such share, stock, bond, or security shall then be registered, transfer the share, stock, bond, or security from the register thereof at that office to the corresponding register at any other office of the Company where for the time being a register shall be kept to be appointed and named in such notice, and as soon as conveniently may be after the receipt of any such notice such secretary, managing director, or principal clerk shall transmit advice thereof to the office to which the

transfer is directed to be made. Locality of 6. For the purpose of determining any question as to the place or jurisshares, &c.

diction within which any share, stock, bond, or security shall be deemed to be or to have been situate at any given time, the locality, whether in India or in Great Britain, of the register in which such share, stock, bond, or security shall be or have been actually registered for the time being, shall be deemed to be or have been at such time the locality of such share, stock, bond, or security, and so soon as notice shall have been given as aforesaid for the transfer of any share, stock, bond, or security from one register to another, the share, stock, bond, or security shall for the purpose of this section be deemed to be actually registered in the register to which it is so directed to

be transferred. Saving of 7. Nothing in this Act shall interfere with or affect any powers which are rights.

now vested in any Indian Railway Company by any Acts of Parliament by which the Company is governed.

CHAPTER 44. An Act to facilitate the payment of certain annuities for life or years payable by the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt.

[21st July 1873.] WHEREAS under divers Acts the Commissioners for the Reduction of

the National Debt are authorised to grant annuities, and it is expedient to make further provision with respect to the payment of such annuities :

Be it therefore 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. WHERE any Government annuities for life or years are payable by warrants Sending of of the Commissioners, such warrants may, subject to any regulations from

warrants by

post. time to time made by the Commissioners, be sent by post.

Such regulations may provide for the production or transmission by post or otherwise to the persons prescribed by such regulations, of the certificates and declarations which are required by the Acts regulating the payment of the annuities to be produced before the payment of such annuities.

2. EVERY warrant sent by post in pursuance of this Act shall be deemed Effect of warto be a cheque of the Commissioners within the meaning of any Act relating posting of to cheques.

warrant. Every annuitant desirous of having a warrant for his annuity sent to him through the post shall give to the Commissioners an address in the United Kingdom, or in the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man, to which the letter containing such warrant is from time to time to be sent. The posting by the Commissioners of a letter containing a warrant addressed to an annuitant at his request at the address given by him to the Commissioners shall, as respects the liability of the Commissioners or the Consolidated Fund, be equivalent to the delivery of the warrant to the annuitant himself. 3. Any sum payable by the Commissioners in respect of a Government Provision as to

payment on annuity on the death of a nominee which is claimed within the period specified death of in the enactments regulating the payment of such sum, may, if the Commis- nominee. sioners think fit, be paid at any time after the expiration of thirty days after proof of such death. 4. In this Act

Definitions. The term “the Commissioners” means the Commissioners for the Reduction

of the National Debt: The term “Government annuities” means annuities granted either before

or after the passing of this Act, in pursuance of the Acts mentioned in the schedule to this Act, or any of them, or of any Acts repealed by those Acts, or of any other Acts authorising the Commissioners to grant annuities for life or years, and includes annuities payable by the

Commissioners in pursuance of any of the said Acts. 5. The term “warrant," when used in this Act or in the Acts mentioned Definition of in the schedule to this Act, or in any Acts under which Government annuities have been granted, shall be deemed to include any draft, order, cheque, or other document for the time being used by the Commissioners as a medium for the payment of any Government annuities.

warrant.

Construction of 6. This Act together with the Acts mentioned in the schedule to this Act Act.

may be cited as the Government Annuities Acts, 1829 to 1873; and this Act Short title. and each of those Acts may be cited as the Government Annuities Act of the

year in which it was passed.

SCHEDULE.
GOVERNMENT ANNUITIES ACTS.

Session and Chapter.

Title.

10 Geo. 4. c. 24.

An Act to enable the Commissioners for the Reduction of the

National Debt to grant life annuities and annuities for terms

of years.

2 & 3 Will. 4. c. 59.

3 & 4 Will. 4. c. 24.

An Act to transfer the management of certain annuities on

lives from the receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer to the management of the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, and to amend an Act for enabling the said Commissioners to grant life annuities and annuities for

terms of years. An Act to amend an Act of the tenth year of His late Majesty

for regulating the reduction of the national debt. An Act to consolidate and amend the laws, and to grant

additional facilities in relation to the purchase of Government annuities through the medium of Savings Banks, and

to make other provisions in respect thereof. An Act to grant additional facilities for the purchase of small

Government annuities, and for assuring payments of money on death.

16 & 17 Vict. c. 45.

27 & 28 Vict. c. 43.

CHAPTER 45.
An Act to authorise the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to guarantee

the payment of a loan to be raised by the Government of Canada for the
construction of public works in that country, and to repeal the Canada
Defences Loan Act, 1870.

[21st July 1873.]

on British Columbia was admitted into union with the Dominion of Canada, by an Order in Council of the sixteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, was that the Government of the Dominion should secure the construction of a railway (in this Act referred to as the Pacific Railway) to connect the seaboard of British Columbia with the railway system of Canada, in manner more particularly mentioned in the schedules to such Order :

And whereas the Government of the Dominion of Canada propose to raise by way of loan for the purpose of the construction of the Pacific Railway, and also for the improvement and enlargement of the Canadian canals, a sum of money not exceeding eight million pounds :

And whereus by an Act of the Parliament of Canada of the year 1868, chapter forty-one, the Governor in Council was authorised to raise by way of loan upon the guarantee of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury (in this Act referred to as “the Treasury "), for the purpose of the construction of the fortifications therein mentioned, sums not exceeding one million one hundred thousand pounds :

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