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111. And be it further enacted, That it tall and may be lawful Gravid Jurics may to and for the several Grand Juries throughout Ireland, at each Aslizes, present for Fees to present for the several Clerks of the Crown and Clerks of the of Persons dif

charged with Peace, or their Depilti-s, Sheriffs, or Under Sheriffs, Gaoler:, and Criers, in lieu of the Fees of such Persons as shall be indicted, tried, acquittrd and discharged, without Fees, at or between each Aflizes, any Sum they sail think reafonable and fair, in lieu of such Fees as they have been beretofore accutomed to demand and receive for the same, not exceeding fuch Amount as shall be ascertained, according to the Rates in this A&t allowed, by the Affidavit of such Clerk of the Crown, Clerk of the Peace, or other Officer herein-before mentioned, the faire to be sworn before the relocative Judges of Aflize; and which Pref ntments so made by the laid Grand Juries, the several Judges of Alize shall and may order to be fated, note with Atanding any Law or Usage to the contrary.

IV. Provided always, and be it enacted, That in all and every Case No fees shall where any Prisoner or Prisoners shall be acquitted on account of or

be paid in Cases

of Acquit:al hy by reason of any Informality, Error, or Defc& in any Indiament Defect in the whereon any Prisoner or Prisoners shall be tried, no Fee whatever Indictment. hall be paid to or presented by the Grand Jury for such Clerk of the Crown, Cierk of the Peace, or any of their Deputies who shall have prepared such informal or erroneous Indiament for or on account thereof, or of any Prisoner that shall be discharged therefrom, provided that the Judge of Allize, Chairman, or Alliltant Barrifter at Seffions, shall certify that fuch Acquittal or Acquittals was or were occafioned by Informality, Want of Form, or other Defect in the Indictment on which such Prisoner or Prisoners was or were acquitted and discharged.

V. „And Whereas by an A& of Parliament passed in the Parli- So much of ament of Ireland, in the Thirty-fixth Year of His present Majesty, Trift Ad,

36 G. 3. c. 25, • intituled, An Ad for the better and more convenient Administration

as directs of Justice, and for ibe Recovery of Small Debts in a summary Way Division of

at the Sefrons of the Peace in the several Counties at large, within Counties into the Kingdom of Ireland, except the County of Dublin : and for continuing Baronies and and amending an Aa, intituled, An la for the better Execution of Half Baronies the Law and Preservation of the Peace within Counties at large, it

repealed;

be • was thereby amonuft other Things enacted, That from and after divided by Lord • the First Day of June One thousand seven hundred and ninety-fix, Lieutenant into • it should and might be lawful to and for the Lord Lieutenant or Two Divifiuns,

other Chief Governor, or Governors of the said Kingdom for the to consist of Ba• Time being, by and with the Advice of the Privy Council, to divide ronies, Half • cach and every of the several Counties at large of that Kingdom, Parilhes.

except the Counties of Dublin, into Two Divisions, for the purpose • of more conveniently hearing and determining of Civil Bills only, • and that each of such Divisions should coofilt of a certain Number • of Baronies or Half Baronies, or both: And whereas in several • Counties in that part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, it • has, from the local Situation and irregular Divisions of Baronico, • been found very inconvenient and dittresling to the Inhabitants • thereof, that the said Counties hould be divided into Diftries by • Baronies and Half Baronies only; and it would tend very much • to the Convenience of His Majesty's Subjects residing in many • of the said Counties, that the same should be divided into Divisions by a certain Number of Baronies, Half Baronies, and Parishes,

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' instead of Baronies or Half Baronies only;' B: it therefore enacted,
That so much of the said Aet as directs that the several Counties
of that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland should be divided
into Two Divisions, by a certain Number of Baroaits or Half
Baronies, shall be and the same is hereby revealed; and that it shall
and may be lawful, from and after the p ffing of thi: Act, to and
for the Lord Lieutenant, or other Chief Governor or Governois, of
that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, for the time being,
by a:d with the Advice of the Privy Council, to divide such of the
several Counties of Ireland, as they mall think expedient, for the
Advantage and greater Convenience of the Inhabitants thereof into
Two Divibons, for the Purposes of the faid Act, and none other, to
confift of a certain Number of Baronies, Halt Baronies, and Parishes,
within the laid Counties respectively, instead of Baronies or Half
Baronies only; and every such Division so to be appointed, Mall be
distinguished by the Names of some one Barony or Half Barony of
which it shall be composed.

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CA P. CII.
An Act to appoint Commissioners to inquire and examine, until

the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and
eleven, into the Nature and Extent of the several Bogs in
Ireland, and the Practicability of draining and cultivating
them, and the best Means of eifecting the same.

[15th June 1809.)
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Ireland, the Drainage whereof is necessary for tbeir b:ing • brought into a State of Tillage : And whereas the adding their • Contents to the Lands already under Cultivation would not only • increase the Agriculture of Ireland, and contribute much to its « Resources for the Sustenance of the British Empire and its pro• fitable Export of Corn, but is highly expedient towards promoting • a secure Supply of Flax and Hemp within the United Kingdom, • for the Use of the Navy, and Support of the Linen Manufacture, • independent of Foreign Nations and of the Interruptions ariting • from the Influence of political Events upon Foreign Trade : And ' whereas the Appointment of Commissioners for the Purpose of 'ascertaining the Extent of such Bogs, and the Practicability and • Expence of draining the same, and for the other Purposes herein

after mentioned, will materially affilt in effecting their Cultivation ;' Be it therefore enacted by the King's moft Excellent Majefty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Tenis

poral, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by Nine Commir. the Authority of the fame, That any Persons (not exceeding in the fioners, may be whole the Number of Nine Persons) who shali be nominated and named by Lord appointed by the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or GoLieutenant of Ireland to inquire

veroors of Ireland for the Time being, by Writing under the Hand into the State of or Hands of such Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Gothe Bogs there; veroors to be Commissioners for the Execution of this Act, shall be ma ceeding 500 and they are hereby appointed to be Commissioners for ascertaining Acres in Exceni. the Extent of all such Dogs in Ireland as shall by Repute or Etlin mation exceed the Extent of Five hundred Acres; and for inquiring

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and examining into the Practicability of draining each such Bog, and into the beit Mode and probable Expence of effecting such Drainage; the Depth of Bog. Soil, the Nature of the Strata immediately underneath the Nature and Distance of the Manure beft fitted for their improvement, and the Expence of making the necessary Roads or Canals for conveying such' Manure into and through the fam“, froin the nearest or most convenient Publick High Roads or Canals, and for the carrying out the future Produce of the Big Land, when cultivated, to the nearest or molt Publick Roads or Canals, together with the Opinion of the said Commisi'ners as to fuch Measures as they shall deem necessary or expedient for carrying into speedy Effect the Drainage, Caltivation, and Improvement of all such Böge, and the future Increase of Timber in Ireland, by rrn. vieling for the Plantation and Prefervation of Trets in such Parts there fas shall be best fited for the purpose.

II. And be it further enact d, That' in case of any Vacancy or Appointment of Vacancies by Death or Relignation of any one or more of the Com- new Commilmii

fioners. oners to be appointed by virtue of this Act during the Continuance thereof, it shall and may be lawful to and for the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland for the Time being, to nominate apd appoint such Person or Persons as he or they may think proper to supply such Vacancy or Vacancies ; and every Perfon so nominated and appointed shall be fubject to the same Rules. Regulations, and Restrictions, and shall have the like P.)wers and Authorities for carrying this Act into Execution to all intents and Purposes whatsoever, as the Perlons originally appointed to be Commiffioners under this Act.

III. And be it further enacted. That all and every Person and No Salary to Persons who shall set as a Commissioner or Commissioners umder Commilionen. this A, fhall so act with ut any Salary, Recompence, or Reward whatever. “ Commissioners Thall he sworn, 4. Commissioners empowered to

met and make I:quiries ; to examine Persons on Oath ; and " to appoint Engincera, Surveyors, &c for the Execution of this " Ad, Ø 3. Commissioners and their Surveyors, &c. empowered “ to enter on Linds, to survey and ascertain the Nature of the “ Soil, &c. $ 6. Commissioners may lie in the House of the Linen “ Board, or Dublin Society, § 7. Commissioners Thail report their « Proceedincs to Lord Lieutenant and Pirliament, with Plans for “ the Cultivation of the Bogn, &c. 8. On Application of Pro« prictors of Bogs less than 503 Acres, Commissioners may make

Inquiries as to the same under this A&, $ 9. Treasury of Ireland « may iffue 50001. to defray the Expences of Surveyors, Engineers, “ Clerks, and Officers, acting under the Commissioners, § 10.

XI. And be it further enacted, That if any Pirson or Persons shall, Persons giving upon his, her, or their Examination before the said Commissioners, or

false Evidence any Three of them, wilfully and corruptly give false Evidence, every guilty of Perjury. such Person so offending, and being thereof duly convictd, shall be, and he, me, and they is and are hereby declared to be subject and liable to such Pains and Pinalties as by any Law now in force and eff & in Ireland, Purfons guilty of wilful and corrupt Perjury are subject and liable to. “ Continuance of AA, If Augufl 1811, 9.12.

CAP.

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CAP. CIII.
An Act to amend an Act made in the last Session of Parliament,

for making Provision for the building and re-building of
Churches, Chapels, and Glebe Houses in Ireland.

[15th June 1809.] 48 G. 3. c. 65. W

THEREAS by an Act made in the last Seffion of Parliament,

intituled, An Ad to make more effe&tual Provision for the building and rebuilding of Churches,

Chapets, and Glebe Houses, and for the Purchase of Glebe Lands, Glebe Houfes, and Impropriations in Ireland, it was among other Things enacted, That on Appli• cation made to the Trustees and Commissioners of Fırlt Fruits ja Ireland, in Manner in the said Act mentioned concerning the erect.

ing of any new Church or Chapel or the re building of any Chu:ch $9,

or Chapel in any Parish or Place in Ireland, it should be lawful for the said Truffees and Commisioners to advance to the Parties make

ing such Application, out of the Mo:ies and Funds intrusted to their

• Care, the whole or any Part of the Sum or Sums of Moner to be $ 4.

' applied in the Erection or re-building of such Church or Chapel ; • and that if the said Trustees and Commissioners should be of Opinion ! that it was fitting that any Sum of Money io advanced, or any Part " thereof, should be advanced by way of Loan to and should be repaid .by any Parish, it thould be lawful for the said Trustees and Com. ' millioners to require and take Security by Bond for the repasing of ' such Money fo advanced, in Manner and at the T'imes in the said

A&t mentioned ; and that every Bond for Money advanced by the • Lord High 1'reasurer or Commissioners of the Treasury of Ireland, • by virtue of the said A&t Thould be made payable to His M jeits. • his Heirs and Successors; and if luch Sum of Money should not 'be duly paid, the said Bonds should be put in Suit under the • Orders of the said Lord Herb Treasurer, or Commissioners of ' the Treasury, or any Three o! them; And whereas the Inconvenience • resulting to Individuals from the entering into the Bords and secu. ' rities required by the said recited Act may obitruct the Attainment ' of the beneficial Effects of the faid A&;' Be it therefore enacted by the King's moft Excellent Majefty, 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 fame, Where Loan of That from and after the passing of this Act, whenever any Sum or Money shall be Sums of Money whatever shall be advanced by the faid Trustees and advanced by the Commissioners by way of Loan, and to be repaid by the Parish or Trustees and

Place in which any Church or Chapel so to be erected or rebuilt Commissioners of First Fruits, hail be erected or fituate, whether such Money shall be advanced no Security of by the said Truffees and Commisioners out of any Money to be Bond for the Re- advanced to them by the said Lord High Treasurer or Commillioners

of the Treasury, or out of any other Funds in the Hands, Power, be required.

Custody, Pofleffion or Disposal of the said Commissioners and Truftees, it shall not be necessary for the said Commissioners and Trustees to require and take any such Security by Bond as in the said act is mentioned for the Repayment of any such Sum or Sums of Money so advanced, or any Part or Proportion thereof, any Thing in the said recited Act, or in any other A&t or Acts in force in Ireland, to the contrary in any wile notwithftanding.

11. And

Payment shall

II. And be it further enacted, That from and after the paffing of Instead of Se. this Act, whenever the Miniter and Church wardens, or any Two curity or Bond Protetant Inhabitants of ary Parish or Place in Ireland, in which it for Money fhall be proposed and intended that any Church or Chapel shall be advanced for the erected or rebuilt, shall have made Application in Manner directed by Church, the the said recited A&, to the said Trustees and Commissioners for the Parithioners may advancing of any Money for such Purpose, and the said Trustees and make an AfleftCommissioners shall have signified their intention of advancing any ment of the Sum or Sums of Money for such Purpose, and shall be of Opinion whole Sum to be that it is fitting and expedient that inch Sum or Sums of Money, Years, by annual or any Part thereof, should be advanced by way of Loan to, and Infialients. should be repaid by such Parish or Place, then and in such Case in the Place and Stead of any Bond or Security being taken by the faid Trustees for the Re-payment of such Sum of Money, or any Part thereof, it shall and may be lawful for the Inhabitants of any such Parish or Place, assembled at a Vellry duly summoned and called upon, Seven Days Notice at least, to make an Afleflment upon such Parish or Place, of a Sum equal to the whole Sum fo to be advanced by Way of Loan, to be repaid by Instalments in Seventeen successive Years.

III. And be it further enacted, That it Mall and may be lawful Mode of raising for every such Veftry to assess upon such Parish or Place the whole such annual Sum so to be advanced by way of Loan, to be raised, levied, and Instaliments by

Atressment paid in Manner and at the Times following, that is to say, Six Pounds per Centum of the Sum so advanced and to be repaid, shall be fo raised and paid by such Parish on or before the Firit Day of July next after the Expiration of One Year from the Day on which Tuch Sum shall be so advanced; Six Pounds per Centum more of such Sum on or before the First Day of July in every succeeding Year, until Ninety fix Pounds per Centum of the Sum so advanced and to be repaid shall be so raised and paid by such Parish ; and the remaining Four Pounds per Centum of such Sum on or before the First Day of July in the Year succeeding that in which the last Inftalment of Six Pounds per Centum shall have been paid as before-mentioned ; and that the Amount of the said annual Inttalments, or Sum or Sums of Money, shall be a Charge on such Parish or Piace, and Mall, without further Authority, be from Time to Time applotted, levied, and raised without further Assessment in such Parish or Place, in such Manner, and with all such Powers and Remedies for the applotting, railing, and levying of the same in all Respects as is or are provided for the applotting, raising, and levying of any Sum or Sums of Money, Rate, Parish Aflessinent, Cess, or Tax, for repairing, building, or re-building of any Church or Chapel, or other necessary Charges belonging to such Church or Chapel, under or by virtue of the said recited Act of the latt Session, or of any other Act or Acts in Force in Ireland at the Time of the paffing of this Act; and that all Church wardens and Vestries shall have the like Power to assess all Parishes and Places, and to applot and levy such Assessments, and be accountable for the same, and to do all Matters and Tbiogs for the affefling such Sums, or for applotting, saifing, and levying of such annual Instalmente or Sums so to be payable as aforesaid in all Refpects whatsoever, as they now have respectively touching or concerning any Rate or Rates, Sum or Sums of Money, Parish Cess or Tax, for the repairing, building, or re-building of any Church or Chapel, or any other necellary Charge belonging to

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