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CAP. VI.
An Act to repeal an Act of the Twenty-first Year of

George the Second, for holding the Summer Assizes
at Buckingham; and to authorize the Appointment
of a more convenient Place for holding the same.

[9th March 1849.] WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament

holden in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of His 21 G. 2. c. 12. • late Majesty King George the Second, intituled An Act for

holding the Summer Assizes for the County of Buckingham at the County Town of Buckingham, it was enacted, that from • and after the First Day of June One thousand seven hundred • and forty-eight all the Commissions of Assize and Nisi Prius,

and all General Commissions of Oyer and Terminer, and all • Commissions of General Gaol Delivery, which should thereafter • be appointed to be held and executed for the said County next * after the Term of Holy Trinity, should be held and executed

in each Year at and in the said Town of Buckingham, and at

no other Place within the said County of Buckingham, any • Law, Statute, Usage, Matter, or Thing to the contrary not

withstanding: And whereas by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Third and Fourth Years of the

Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled 3&4 W. 4.c.71. ' An Act for the Appointment of convenient Places for the holding

of Assizes in England and Wales, after reciting that the Places at which the Assizes were then held in various Counties in England and Wales were inconvenient to the Inhabitants

thereof, and that it would con luce to the more cheap, speedy, ' and effectaal Administration of Justice to appoint other Places • instead thereof for the holding of Assizes, it was amongst other * things declared and enacted, that His Majesty, by and with • the Advice of His Most Honourable Privy Council, should · have Power from Time to Time to order and direct at what • Place or Places in any County in England or Wales the • Assizes and Sessions under the Commissions of Gaol Delivery, . and other Commissions for the Despatch of Civil and Criminal * Business, sh uld be holden : And whereas since the passing of • the first above-recited Act up to the present Time the Summer • Assizes for the said County have been regularly held in the • Town of Buckingham: And whereas the holding of the said • Assizes at the said Town is inconvenient to the Inhabitants of • the said County at large, and it would conduce to the more

cheap, speedy, and effectual Administration of Justice if some other Place or Places were appointed for the holding of the

said Assizes, but by reason of the said first above-recited

• Act that Object cannot be effected under the Provisions of Provisions of the the secondly above-recited Act: May it therefore please tirst-recited Act Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by Summer Assizes the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Com

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mons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority the Town of of the same, That so much of the said first above-mentioned Buckingham

repealed. Act as is herein-before recited shall be and the same is hereby repealed

II. And be it enacted, That all the Powers, and Provisions Provisions of of the said Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in 3 & 4 W.4.c. 71. the Third and Fourth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty to the County King Williain the Fourth shall extend and apply to the said of Buckingham. County of Buckingham, and every Place therein, any Law, Statute, Matter, or Thing to the contrary notwithstanding.

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CAP. VII.
An Act to authorize the Inclosure of certain Lands, in

pursuance of the Fourth Annual General Report of
the Inclosure Commissioners for England and Wales.

[9th March 1849.] WHEREAS the Inclosure Commissioners for England and

Wales have, in pursuance of an Act passed in the Ninth ' Year of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act 8 & 9 Vict.

to facilitate the Inclosure and Improvement of Commons and c. 118. Lands held in common, the Exchange of Lands, and the Divi

sion of intermixed Lands; to provide Remedies for defective or * incomplete Executions, and for the Non-execution of the Powers

of general and local Inclosure Acts; and to provide for the Revival of such Powers in certain Cases, issued Provisional

Orders for and concerning the several proposed Inclosures mentioned in the Schedule to this Act, and have, in the annual General Report of their Proceedings, certified their

Opinion that such Inclosures would be expedient; but the * same cannot be proceeded with without the Authority of • Parliament:' Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Inclosures Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords mentioned in

Schedule may Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parlia- be proceeded ment assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the with. said several proposed Inclosures mentioned in the Schedule to this Act be proceeded with.

II. And be it enacted, That in citing this Act in other Acts Short Title. of Parliament, and in legal Instruments, it shall be sufficient to use the Expression “ The Annual Inclosure Act, 1849.”

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Langwathby Moor Cumberland 26th January 1846.
Pyrton

Oxford

24th January 1848. Chorley Green

Chester

11th May 1848.
Bell, Swan, and Silverlace Suffolk 29th July 1848.

Greens
Bickerton Hills

Chester

5th August 1848. Bramerton Common Norfolk

18th September 1848. Headley

Southampton- 18th September 1848. Oakworth Common

York

18th September 1848. Buckland Newton

Dorset

18th September 1848. Abbots Wood

Southampton - 4th October 1848. Black Torrington

Devon

4th October 1848. Westwell Leacon

Kent

4th October 1848. Holster Yard

Devon

4th October 1848. Cowley Open Fields, The Oxford

31st October 1848. Marsh, Bullingdon Green,

and Elder Stubbs. Cradley

Hereford 16th November 1848. Oatlands, Botley, and Osney Oxford

16th November 1848. Firbank Fells

Westmorland - 5th January 1849. Oxton

Nottingham 5th January 1849. Dent

York, W. R. 5th January 1849. Mansfield Woodhouse Fo. Nottingham 5th January 1849.

rest. Cadishead Muss

Lancaster 5th January 1849. Cefn Ertham Common Brecknock 29th January 1849.

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43 Eliz. c. 2.

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CAP. VIII.
An Act to remove Doubts as to the Appointment of
Overseers in Cities and Boroughs. [22d March 1849.]
HEREAS Doubts have been entertained as to the proper

Authority for the Appointment of Overseers of the Poor of the Parishes comprised within certain Cities and Boroughs under the Provisions of the Act of the Forty-third Year of the

Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled An Act for the Relief of the Poor, and it is expedient that such Doubts should be

removed :' Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Ex

cellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Justices of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Peace having Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That Jurisdiction in in every City, Town Corporate, or Borough the Justices of the and Boroughs Peace having Jurisdiction therein shall have the exclusive Right to have the of appointing the Overseers of the Poor of the several Parishes, exclusive Right Townships, or other places separately maintaining their own Poor, or of any Parts thereof, within the said Cities, Towns

Corporate,

Overseers.

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Corporate, and Boroughs respectively, in like Manner and with the same Effect as the Justices of any County now have in respect of the Overseers of the Poor of any Parish within such County, and they are hereby required from Time to Time to make such Appointments accordingly.

II. And be it enacted, That so much of the said Act as Repeal of Part renders the Mayor, Alderman, and head Officer of any City, of the 48 Eliz, Town, or Place Corporate liable, upon the Default of the Nomination of Overseers therein, to lose and forfeit for every such Default Five Pounds shall be and the same is hereby repealed.

III. And be it enacted, That the Appointments of any Over- Appointments seers of the Poor in such Cities, Towns Corporate, or Boroughs in Cities and heretofore made by Justices of the Peace therein, without the Boroughs by Concurrence of the Mayor or other head Officer thereof, shall Justices renbe deemed and taken to be valid, and that

dered valid. Rate or Assess

every ment made or to be made, and every other Act and Thing done or to be done by any Overseers so appointed, shall, if otherwise lawful, be valid for all Purposes.

IV. Provided nevertheless, and be it enacted, That this Act Saving of the shall not apply to the City of London, nor to any of the Parishes City of London comprised therein, nor to the Appointment of the Overseers of der Local Acts. any Parish, Township, or Place where such Appointment is regulated by the Provisions of any Local Act.

V. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or Act may be repealed by any Act to be passed in the present Session of amended, &c. Parliament.

fifty.

CAP. IX.
An Act to indemnify such Persons in the United King-

dom as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices
and Employments, and to extend the Time limited
for those Purposes respectively until the Twenty-
fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and

[3d April 1849.] WHEREAS divers Persons who, on account of their

Offices, Places, Employments, or Professions, or any other Cause or Occasion, ought to have taken and subscribed * the Oaths or Assurance respectively appointed to be by such • Persons taken and subscribed in and by an Act passed in the • First Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the • First, of glorious Memory, intituled An Act for the further 1 G. 1. st. 2. Security of His Majesty's Person and Government, and the c. 13.

Succession of the Crown in the Heirs of the late Princess Sophia, being Protestants ; and for extinguishing the Hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, and his open and secret Abettors; or to have qualified themselves according to an Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King Charles 'the Second, intituled An Act for the well-governing and regu- 13 C.2. st. 2. lating of Corporations ; or to have qualified themselves accord- c. 1.

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25 C.2. c. 2.

30 C. 2. st.2.

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ing to another Act passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of the

Reign of His Majesty King Charles the Second, intituled An 'Act for preventing the Dangers which may happen from Popish * Recusants ; or according to another Act passed in the Thir* tieth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King Charles the

Second, intituled An Act for the more effectual preserving the

King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting
' in either House of Parliament ; or according to another Act
• passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King
George the First, intituled An Act for granting the People

called Quakers such Forms of Affirmation or Declaration as
may remove the Difficulties which many of them lie under; or
according to another Act passed in the Ninth Year of the

Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled An
Act for indemnifying Persons who have omitted to qualify them-

selves for Offices within the Time limited by Law, and for
allowiny further Time for that Purpose ; and for amending so
much of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His
' present Majesty as requires Persons to qualify themselves for
Offices before the End of the next Term or Quarter Sessions ;
and also for enlarging the Time limited by Laro for making and
subscribing the Declaration against Transubstantiation; and
for allowing a further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills
made by Papists ; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers,
- Devisecs, and Lessees; or according to another Act passed
' in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King

George the Second, intituled An Act to amend and render more
effectual an Act passed in the Fifth Year of His present

Majesty's Reign, intituled 'An Act for the further Qualifica-
6tion of Justices of the Peace;' or according to another Act

passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King
George the Third, intituled An Act for altering the Oath of
Abjuration and the Assurance ; and for amending so much of

an Act passed in the Seventh Year of the Reign of Her late
Majesty Queen Anne, intituled . An Act for the Improvement
" of the Union of the Two Kingdoms,' as after the Time therein
. limited requires the Delivery of certain Lists and Copies therein
mentioned to Persons indicted of High Treason or Misprision of
· Treason :' or according to another Act passed in the Ninth
• Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth,
'intituled An Act for repealing so much of several Acts as

imposes the Necessity of receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's

Supper as a Qualification for certain Offices and Employments ; * or according to another Act passed in the Tenth Year of the

Reign of His said Majesty, intituled An Act for the Relief of His Majesty's Roman Catholic Subjects, so far only as the said • Act relates to any Civil or Military Offices or Places of Trust,

or Places of Profit or Corporate Offices; have, through Igno

rance of the Law, Absence, or some unavoidable Accident, romitted to take and subscribe the Oaths and Assurance and • make and subscribe the Declaration required by the said . recited Acts or either of them, or otherwise to qualify them

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