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Battalion, not withAtanding any Order, Dire&tion, Matter, or Thing and not contained in any Commission or appointment of a Governor or GoGovernors, &c.
vernors of any County in Ireland. His Majesty
XIII. Aod be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful may fignify
for His Majesty, his Heirs and Succeffors, from Time to Time as he His Pleasure to
or they shall think fit to fignify his or their Pleasure to the Colonel the Colonel for displacing
or other Commanding Officer of any such Regiment or Battalion of Officers.
Militia, to displace all or any Officers or Officer of Militia serving
Officer or Officers.
Colonel of any of Colonel, his Regiment or Battalion of Militia shall be absent from the United Powers Thall vest Kingdom, all Powers which shall from Time to Time be given by in the next in Command.
Law to such Colonel, whether in filling Vacancies in such Regiment or Battalion, or in any other Way whatsoever, shall be vefted in and lawfully may
be exercised by the next Officer in Command in such Regiment or Battalion who shall be refiding within the United Kingdom, until such Colonel shall be returned to the United Kingdom, and shall have notified his Arrival to the Officer entitled to exercise the said Powers during his Absence; and all Afts, Matters, and
Thinga done by such Officer next in Command as aforesaid, in exer. cising the Powers legally velted in Colonels, shall be good and valid in
the Law equally as if they had been done by the Colonel himself. Qualification of XV. And be it enacted, That every person to be appointed a Officers; Colonel of the said Militia, shall be seised of a Real or Freehold Colonel. Eftate of the Yearly Value of Two Thousand Pounds, or shall be
Heir Apparent of some Person who shall be seised of a like Estate
as aforesaid, of the Yearly Value of Three Thousand Pounds; and Lieut, Col. every Person to be appointed a Lieutenant Colonel, shall be seised
of a Real or Freehold Eftate, or shall be poffefled of a Term of Years whereof Fourteen Years shall be unexpired, of the Yearly Value of One thousand Two hundred Pounds, or shall be Heir Apparent of some Person who shall in like Manner be seised or possessed of a like
Efate as aforesaid, of the Yearly Value of One thousand eight hunMajor. dred Pounds; and every person to be appointed a Major, shall in like
Manner be seised or possessed of a like Ellate as aforesaid of the Yearly
Estate as aforesaid, of the Yearly Value of Six hundred Pounds ; Captain. and every person to be appointed a Captain, shall in like Manner be
seised or pofseffed of a like Eftate as aforesaid, of the Yearly Value of Two hundred Pounds, or shall be Heir Apparent of some Person who shall in like Manner be seised or poilefied of a like Eftate as aforesaid, of the Yearly Value of Four hundred Pounds, or shall be a younger Son of some Person who shall in like Manner be seised or
pofleffed, or who shall have been at the Time of his Death in like
. ffed of a like Estate Lieutenant as aforesaid, of the Yearly Value of Fifty Pounds, or shall be pos. suffed of a Personal Eftate alone, to the Amount of Five hundred Pounds, or shall be Son of some Person who shall be, or who shall have been at the Time of, bis or her Death, in like Manner seised or pofseffed of a like Efate as aforesaid, of the Yearly Value of One hundred Pounds, or who shall be, or who shall have been at the Time of his or her Death, poffefied of a Personal Estate alone, to the Amount of One thousand Pounds; and that every Person who fall be appointed an Enfign, shall in like Manner be feiled or possefled of Enlign. a like Efate as aforesaid, of the Yearly Value of Twenty Pounds, or Shail be pofleffed of a Personal Etate, or feised or poffesied of a Real or Freehold Ettate and Personal Estate together, to the Amount of
Two hundred and fifty Pounds, or shall be Son of some Person who shall be, or who shall have been at his or her Death, in like Manner feised or possessed of a like Ettale as aforesaid, of the Yearly Value of Fifty Pounds, or who shall be, or who at the Time of his or her Death was poffeffed of a Personal Eftate alone, to the Amount of
Moiety of Three hundred Pounds, fave and except in the Cafes herein-after Colonel's and particularly mentioned: Provided always, that One Moiety at the Lieutenantleaft of the Qualification of the Colonel and Lieutenant-Colonel, shall Colonel's be fituated within the County to the Militia of which he shall be ap Qualification
in the County. printed Colonel or Lieutenant-Colonel.
XVI. And be it enacted, That every Colonel or Commanding Qualification Officer of the Militia of the said Cities of Dublin, Cork, and Lime- of Officers in rice respectively, shall be seised or poflified, either in Law or Equity, Dublin, Cint, for his own Use and Benefit, in Poffesion of a Real or Freehold Eftate,
and Limerick or of a Term of Years whereof Fourteen Years Thall be unexpired, of Colonel the Yearly Value of One thousand Pounds, or shall be poffefsed of a Personal Eftate alone, or feised or poflefled of Real and Personal Eftale together of the Value of Ton thousand Pounds; and every Lieutenant-Colonel of the Militia of the said Cities shall in like Lieut. Cod. Manner be feised or possessed of a like Eltate of the Yearly Value of Six hundred Pounds, or shall be possell-d of a Personal Eftate alone, or feised and post fed of a Real or Freehold and Persoual Estate together, of the Value of Five thousand Pounds; ard every Major Majar. thereof shall in like Manner be seised or possessed of a like Estate of the Yearly Value of One hundred and fifty Pounds, or shall be por. feffed of a Personal Estate, or feised and polesed of a Real or Freehold and Personal Eltate together, of the Value of Three Toousand Pounds; and every Captain thereof fhall in like Manner Captain. be seised or poflefled of a like Elate of the Yearly Value of One hundred Pounds, or shall be poste ned of a Keal or Freehold and Personal Eftate together, of the Value of One thousand five hundred Pounds; and every Lieutenant thereof shall in like Manner be seised Lieutenant or poffeffed of the like Etate of the Yearly Value of Twenty-five Pounds, or shall be posse fled of a Personal Eface, or seised or porfeffed of a Real or Freebold and Personal Elate together, of the Value of Seven hundred and fifty Pounds; and every Entign thereof Enliga. shall ia like Manner be feised or possessed of a like Efate of the Yearly Value of Ten Puunds, or shall be poffeff.d of a Pcrfonal Etate,
or seised and poffeffed of a Real or Freehold and Personal Eitate
together, of the Value of Four bundred Pounds. Officers shall XVII. And be it further enacted, That no Person shall here. deliver their
after be appointed to any Commission in the Militia, who ihall require Qualifications to Clerk of the
a Qualification in respex of Property by virtue of this A&, until Peace.
he shall have delivered into the Clerk of the Peace of the County or City for which he shall be appointed, or in the Absence of the Clerk of the Peace to his Deputy, a specific Description in Writing, figned by himself, of his Qualification, ftating the County or Counries, Barony or Baronies, Parish or Parishes in which the Eftate or Estates wbich form bis Qualification is or are situate, with the Denominations of the Lands; and the Clerk of the Peace or his Deputy Thall transmit to the Custos Rotulorum, or Senior Governor of the County, or Chief Magistrate of the City, a Copy of such Description; and no Commission to be granted by virtue of this Aa Thail be valid, unless it be declared in the Commission that the Officer to whom the Commission is given hath delivered in his Qualification ag
directed. Clerk of the XVIII. And be it further enacted, That the Clerk of the Peace Peace shall
of every County or City shall and he is hereby required from Time to register Qualifications, infert
Time, io enter the Qualifications transmitted to him according to the Commissions Directions of this Act, upon a Roll to be provided and kept for that in the Purpose, and to cause to be inserted in the Dublin Gazette the Dates Gazette, &c. of the Commissions, and the Names and Rank of the Officers here.
after to be appointed, in like Manner as Commiflions in the Army are published in the War Office; and he is here by authorized to charge the Expence of receiving and recording such Certificates refpe&tively, and of such Insercion in the Gazette, not exceeding the Sum of Ten Shillings for each Commission, to the Collector of His Ma. jesty's Revenue of the County or District, who is hereby directed to pay the fame; and the said Clerk of the Peace or his Deputy shall, in the Month of January in every Year, transmit to the Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant, or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland for the Time being, a complete Account of the Qualifications fo left with him; and such Secretary receiving such Accounts, Mall cause Copies thereof to be annually laid before both Houses of Parliament; and every Commissioned Officer shall, at some General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, or in One of His Majeky's Courts of Record
at Dublin, within Three Months from and after the Date of their Officers shall
Commissions respectively, take such Oath or Oaths, and make and fign take the Oaths. fuch Declaration or Déclarations, as is, are, or shall be required to be
taken, made, and figned by the Officers of His Majesty's other
Forces. Penalty on
XIX. And be it further enacted, That if any Person shall execute unqualified any of the Powers hereby directed to be executed by Colonels, LieyPersons, tenant-Colonels, or Majors, not being qualified as aforesaid, or withColonels, &c.
out having delivered in such specific Description of bis Qualifications as is herein-before required, save in the Cases herein-after particularly mentioned, or shall omit to take the said Oaths and make the said Declaration within the Time hereby direded for those Purposes, every such Person shall forfeit and pay the Sum of Two hundred
Pounds; and if any Person shall execute any of the Powers hereby Captains, &c.
directed to be executed by Captains, Lieutenants, or Enligas, not being qualified as aforesaid, or without having delivered in such
fpecific Description of his Qualification as is herein-before required, or shall odit to take the said Oaths, and declare as before directed, every such Person fall forfeit and pay the Sum of One hundred Pounds, One Moiety of which Penalties shall go to the Use of the Person who shall sue for the same; and in every Action, Suit, or Information brought agaiost any Person for acting as Colonel, Lieutenant-Colonel, Major, Captain, Lieutenant, or Enfign, not being qualified as herein-before directed, the Proof of his Qualification Thall be upon the Person against whom the same shall be brought.
XX. Provided always, That nothing in this A& contained, shall Exceptions as to reftrain or prevent any Peer of this Realm, or Heir Apparent of any Peers and their such Peer, from being appointed or acting as a Commissioned Officer Sons. in the Militia, within any County or City wherein such Peer, or Heir Apparent of such Pier, shall have some Flace of Residence, al. though he may not have the Qualification herein-before required, hor to oblige any Peer of this Realm, or Heir Apparent of such Peer, who shall be appointed a Commissioned Officer as aforesaid, to leave with the Clerk of the Peace for the County or City for which he shall be appointed any Qualification in Writing as aforesaid.
XXI. And be it further enacted, That every Adjutant to be appointed as aforesaid, shall be a Person who shall have actually adjutants.
Appointment of ferved in some of His Majesty's R-gular Furces for the Space of Three Yeare, or in the embodied Militia, for Five Years, or for such Time in the embodied Milicia, as together with his Service in the Regular Forces shall in the whole make Five Years; and if such Adjutant shall be appointed out of His Majesty's other Forces, he Thall during his Service in the Militia preserve his Rank in the Army jo the same Manner as if he had continued in that Service; and it shall be lawful for the Colonel of any Regiment or Battalion of Militia to appoint the Adjutant of such Regiment or Battalion to ihe Rank of Captain by Brevet, provided such Adjutant has served Five Years as Adjutant in the Militia, or in His Majesty's other Forces, although such Adjutant may rot have the Qualitications required by Law for the Captains; Provided always, that no such Appointment to the Rank of Captain fhall be valid, unless in the Inttrument granting the same it be specified in what Regiment or Battalion, and whether of the Milicia or of His Majesty's other Forces, such Adjutant hach served, and what was or were the Date or Dates of his Commission or Com millions : Provided also, that no Adjutants so appointed to the Rank of Captain thall, by the Date of such Appointment as aforesaid or otherwile, be entitled to rank above or to command any Caprain of a Company in the Militia.
XXII. And be it further enacted, That no Surgeon, or Afiftant Surgeons shall Surgeon, shall be capable of serving in the Militia, unless he shall have be qualified as been certified by the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, London, or Arary Surgeons. Edinburgh, after due Examination, to be properly qualified in like Manoer as Surgeons in the Army are required to be certified; and that no Person who is or shall be Surgeon of a County Hospital or Infirmary ettablished by Act of Parliament, shall be capable of ferving in the Militia, while he continues Surgeon of such Hofpital or Infirmary.
XXIII. And be it further enacted, That no Person who at any Adjutant, Time after the Commencement of this Act fall be appointed Ads Pay Master
, &c. jutant, Paymaster, Surgeon, Quarter Master, or Amitant Surgeon thall not hold нь
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in any other
in the faid Molina, shall be capable of holding any Commission in the said Militia, save and except the Commission of Acjutant, Paymaster, Surgeon. Quarter Master, or Alifant Surgeon respe&ively; and that no Officer holding any Commission in the said Militia shall be capable of being appointed Adjutant, Paymaster, Surgeon, Quarter. Master, or Alillant Surgeon.
XXIV. And be it further enacted. That all Staff Serjeanęs, Serjeants, Corporals, Drummers and Fifers, Ihall and may, from Time to Time, be appointed by 'he Colonel of the Regiment of Battalion; and that all Staff Serjeants, Serjeants, Corporals, Drummers and Filers, mav be discharged by such Colonel from Time to Time: and that all Staff Serjeants, Sirjeauti, Corporals, Drummers and Fifers, who shall at any Time have received any Pay 23 such from any Regiment or Battalion, shall be deemed to be engaged, and he compellable to serve in such Regiment or Battalion, until they shall be discharged by the Colonel of the Regiment or Battalion to which they shall respectively belong.
XXV. And be it further enacted, That every person wbo at any Time after the Commencement of this Act, shall be appointed to be a Serjeant, Corporal, or Drummer of the said Militia, ihall take the following Oath, that is to say, :14. B. do folemnly promise and swear. That I will be faithful and
bear true Allegiance to His Majesty King George, and that I will faithfully serve in the Militia of Ireland, until I shall be legaliy • discharged.
XXVI. And be it further enacted, That the Colonel of any Re. giment or Battalion of the said Militia, may appoint the Serjeant. Major and the Quartermaster Serjeant out of the Serjeants, and the Drum Major out of the Drumnes.
XXVII. And be it further enacted, That ev:ry Adjutant, Pay. Matter, Surgeon, Serjant Major, Quarter mafter Serjeant, Serjeant, Corporal, Drum Major
, and Drummer of the said Militia, fhall be at all Tines subject io any Aa which Mall be in force for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters, and the Articles of War, under the Command of the Colonel of the Regiment or Battalion to which he belongs.
XXVIII. And be it further enacted, That during any such Time as the Milità rhaill not be embodied and drawn out into actual Ser. vich, the daily Pay of every such Adjutant, Pay Malter, and Surgeoi respectively, shall be Six Shillings each ; and the daily Pay of every Serjeant Mjor, Quartermafter Serjeant, Serjcant, Corporal, and Drummer relpiet vely, when not in actual Service, but resident at the Head Quarters of the Regiment, Battalion, or Corps, shall be as follows; that is 10 fay, One Shilling and Sixpence per Day for each Serjeant, with the Addition of Two Shillings and Sıxper.ce fer Weck for each Serjeant Major and Quartermafter Serjeant; One Shilling 'and Two-perce per Day for cach Corporal; and Ose Shilling per Day for each Drummer, with the Addition of Sixpence per Day for each Drum Major ; Provided always, that where any Serjeant, Corporal, or Drummer, shall be ablat on Furlough or Licence, such Serjeart, Corporal, or Drummer, shall during such Absence, receive the Rates of Pay following ; that is to say, every Syrjeant the Sum of One Shilling, every Corporal the Sum of Eight.
Raws of Pay to Arjutanus, nr. W. Miniais not endodied.