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Sheep and Cattle Contagious Disorders Prevention

Continuance.

Recited Act continued till 1st Sept. 1851.

assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the said Act shall continue and be in force until the First Day of September One thoueight hundred and fifty-one, and, if Parliament be then sitting, then further until the End of the then Session of Parliament.

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An Act to provide for the Appointment of Sheriff

of the County of Westmoreland.

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HEREAS the Office of High Sheriff of Westmoreland, by Preamble. virtue of a certain Grant or Grants of His Majesty King

John to Robert de Veteripont and his Heirs, and of divers
Assignments or Conveyances thereof, descended and came to Henry
5 Earl of Thanet now deceased, who in his Lifetime and at the Time

of his Death was and exercised and enjoyed the said Office of
Hereditary High Sheriff, descendible to him and his Heirs : And
whereas the said Henry Earl of Thanet died on or about the Twelfth

Day of June One thousand eight hundred and forty-nine without
10 lawful Issue, having first made and published his Will, whereby (as it

is alleged) he devised the said Office of Sheriff to Richard Tufton
for Life, with divers Remainders over : And whereas Doubts have
arisen whether the said Office of Sheriff passed by the said Devise

contained in the said Will, or whether it became on the Death of
15 the said Henry Earl of Thanet vested in his Heir or Heiress at Law,

or whether it escheated to the Crown: And whereas it being imprac-
ticable to settle and ascertain such Doubts and Rights within the
Time necessary for executing and performing the said Office of
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Sheriff within the said County, and it being necessary for the Administration of Justice within the said County that a Sheriff for the said County should be appointed until such Doubts and Rights could be settled and ascertained, it was by a certain Act of Parlia

ment passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of Her Majesty, 5 12 & 13 Vict. intituled “ An Act to provide for the Execution for One Year of

“ the Office of Sheriff in the County of Westmoreland,” enacted
that it should be lawful for Her Majesty, from and after the passing
of that Act, to nominate and appoint, in Manner and Form therein
mentioned, such Person to be Sheriff for One Year of the County 10
of Westmoreland as She should by the Advice of Her Council think
fit: And whereas, in pursuance of the said Power given to Her Ma-
jesty by the said Act, Her Majesty, on the Eighteenth Day of July in
the Year One thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, was graciously
pleased, by the Advice of Her Council, to appoint George Edmund 15
Wilson of Heversham House, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County
of Westmoreland: And whereas grave Inconveniences have arisen
in consequence of the said Office of Sheriff of Westmoreland having
been so vested in the Heirs of the said Robert de Veteripont, and also
still further Inconveniences in consequence of the conflicting Claims 20
of different Persons to the said Office under or by virtue of the said
Grant ; and the like Inconveniences may again occur if the Right to
hold, exercise, or enjoy the said Office should be continued as afore-
time in any of Her Majesty's Subjects; wherefore it is expedient
that Provision should be made for the discontinuing and abolishing 25
such Rights, and for vesting the Appointment of the Sheriff of the
County of Westmoreland in Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors,
in like Manner as is the Case in all other Counties of England and
Wales : Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Ma-
jesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual 30

and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, After the and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the first first Ap Appointment by Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, of any of pointment by Her Majesty Her Majesty's Subjects, in manner herein-after mentioned, to be of Sheriff of Sheriff of the County of Westmoreland, all Right and Title in the 35 land, all other said Robert de Veteripont, his Heir or Heirs, or any Person or Rights to Persons claiming through or under any of them, or under any Devise, Appoint

Conveyance, or Assurance made by them or any of them, or under
or by virtue of any hereditary Claim or Title whatsoever to hold,
exercise, and enjoy the Office of Sheriff of Westmoreland, shall for 40

ever cease and determine. After passing of Act, Her II. And be it enacted, That from and after the passing of this Majesty to

Act it shall be lawful for the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, Her appoint to Office of Heirs and Successors, to appoint, in such Manner and Form as is Sheriff.

provided

make such

ment to cease.

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