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Petition may be presented to Her Majesty, praying for Union of
Liberty with County ; Sect. 1.
Liberty with County; 3.
Liberty, and Sessions for the County to have Jurisdiction in
Liberty, and, where necessary, at Assizes ; 6.
Liberty ; 7.
Scotland or Ireland ; 10.
An Act for facilitating the Union of Liberties with
the Counties in which they are situate.
[Note.--The Words and Clause in Italics are proposed to be inserted
in the Committee.]
HEREAS divers Liberties (having separate Commissions of Preamble.
the Peace, and not being incorporated Boroughs) have been
constituted in England and Wales, and it is expedient to enable a Union of such Liberties to be made with the Counties in 5 which they are situate : 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, That when Petition for and so often as it shall seem expedient to the Justices of any Liberty, Union of
Liberty with 10 and of the County in which any Liberty is situate, that the Union of County.
the Liberty with the County should be effected under this Act, it shall be lawful for the Justices of the Liberty and of the County, in General or Quarter Sessions assembled, to resolve that a Petition shall
be presented to Her Majesty, praying that such Union take place, and 15 thereupon to adjourn the further Consideration of such Petition until
Notice thereof shall be given as herein-after provided.
II. And be it enacted, That previously to the Consideration of such Petition, Notice of the Resolution of the Justices of the County and Liberty respectively shall be advertised in a London Newspaper, and also in some Newspaper circulating in the County to which the Liberty is proposed to be united, for Three successive 5 Weeks, and shall also (unless the Clerk of the Peace of the County and of the Liberty is the same Person) be given to the Clerk of the Peace of the County, in case the Resolution shall be the Resolution of the Justices of the Liberty, or, in case the Resolution shall be the Resolution of the Justices of the County, to the Clerk of 10 the Peace of the Liberty, and that such Notice so to be given shall be given by the Clerk of the Peace of the County or Liberty the Justices of which shall come to the Resolution, and shall mention the Time and Place when the Petition for Union will be taken into consideration by the Justices of the County and Liberty coming to the 15 Resolution ; and the said Justices shall confer with any Person who shall attend the Meeting of the said Justices for that Purpose, and who shall appear to the said Justices to be interested in the Matter of the said Petition, touching the said Petition, and such other Circumstances as shall appear to the said Justices fit to be considered 20 in effecting a Union of the Liberty with the County under the Provisions of this Act; and such Petition (which shall set forth the Reasons upon which the same is founded, and also the Terms and Conditions upon or under which it is desired that the Union shall take place, and particularly the Mode in which the Gaol and other Property 25 of the Liberty, and the Debt, if any, charged on the Rates of such Liberty is proposed to be dealt with, and the Nature and Amount of Compensation, if any, to be paid to any Custos Rotulorum, hereditary Sheriff, Clerk of the Peace, Coroner, or other Person holding or entitled to any permanent Franchise or Office in or belonging to the 30 said Liberty, and in what Manner such Compensation is proposed to be raised and paid, and such other Matters and Things as are proper to be provided for on the Union of the Liberty with the County,) shall be certified to Her Majesty under the Hand of the Chairman of the Justices present when such Petition shall be agreed to.
III. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty,
other Petition which may be presented to Her by any Person concerning any proposed Union of the Liberty with the County, or whensoever 40 it shall seem fit to Her Majesty, to order the Union of such Liberty with the County, from such Time and in such Manner as to Her Majesty, with the Advice aforesaid, shall seem expedient; and every such Order, herein-after referred to as the “Order of Union,” shall be published in the London Gazette.
45 IV. And
IV. And be it enacted, That from and after the Union of any After Union Liberty with the County in which it is situate under the Provisions no separate
Commission of this Act, unless it shall be otherwise directed by the Order of of the Peace Union, no separate Commission of the Peace shall be issued and no to issue for
Liberty 5 separate Sessions of the Peace shall be holden for any such Liberty,
any Law, Statute, Letters Patent, Grant, or Charter whatsoever to the
the County the County shall have full Jurisdiction over all Things cognizable by
the Sessions for the Liberty, and the Caption and Venue in every risdiction in 10 Indictment or other Proceeding shall be in the County, without
Liberty. naming the Liberty ; and the Inhabitants of the Liberty shall, being Inhabitants
of Liberty duly qualified to serve upon Juries under the Provisions of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King Juries for
George the Fourth, intituled “ An Act for consolidating and amending County. 15 “ the Laws relating to Jurors and Juries,” be returned and be liable
to serve on Juries at the Sessions of the Peace for the County.
to have Ju
to serve on
V. And be it enacted, That, unless it shall be otherwise directed Gaol of
Liberty to by the Order of Union, the Gaol belonging to the Liberty shall upon become Gaol
the Union of the Liberty with the County be a Common Gaol for of County. 20 the County, and shall be under the Control and Management of the
Justices of such County ; and all Laws and Enactments in force with
25 VI. And be it enacted, That, unless it shall be otherwise directed Prisoners to by the Order of Union, every Person who shall at the Time of the be tried at
Sessions for Union stand committed to take his Trial at any Court of Gaol united Delivery, General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace, for any such County and
Liberty, charged with any Offence which the Justices of the said where neces30 Liberty would have had Jurisdiction to try, shall take his Trial sary, at As
Delivery at their next Circuit; and all Persons bound by Recognizance
to appear to prosecute and give Evidence at the Court at which such
proper Officer of the Court where such Offenders shall be tried ; and
in which such Offenders shall be so tried are hereby authorized and