« PreviousContinue »
County of > To E. F., gentleman, High Constable of the hundred of
1. Forms relating Middleser within the said county (or “ within the division of
in the to orerseers, to wit. said county.
&c. We, A. B. and C. D., esquires, two of his Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county of Middlesex, one whereof is of
quorum, do hereby 1. Warrant for require you forthwith, upon your receipt hereof, to issue your warrants to all returning lists the pelly constables within your said hundred, (or “division,"] in the form or
of overseers, to the effect, according as upon this our warrant is indorsed (or “hereunder under 43 Eliz. written."]
c. 2, and 54 Given under our hands and seals the
in the year of our Geo. 3, c. 91, Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one.
2. The high Middlesex, Hundred of To the Constable of the parish of in the county of Middlesex. constable's
warrant to the
petty conBy virtue of a precept from A. B. and C. D., esquires, two of his Majesty's stable (b). justices of the peace in and for the said county of
(one whereof was and is of the quorum,) to me directed, you are hereby required, immediately upon sight hereof, to give notice to all and every the overseers of the poor within your constablewick, that they make out a list in writing of a competent number of substantial householders within their respective districts, and deliver in the same to the said justices, and others his said Majesty's justices of the peace for the said county, at a special sessions to be holden at in
in the said county, on the day of
(c), at the hour of
in the forenoon of the same day, to the end that out of the said list the said justices may appoint other overseers of the poor for the year then next ensuing (d). And you are hereby also required to give notice to all justices of the peace, for the said county, residing in your constablewick, of the time and place appointed
(a) See a form and notes, ante, 21. (c) By 54 Geo. III. c. 91, this must
(b) This is referred to in the fore be within fourteen days after 25th March going precept. See another form and in each year, ante, 15. notes, ante, 21.
(d) See 43 Eliz. c. 2, s. 1, ante, 5,
1. Forms relating for holding the said special sessions. And be you then and there to certify to overseers, what you shall have done in the premises. IIerein fail you not.
Given under my hand the day of in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one.
E. F., High Constable.
3. Notice of The inhabitants of this parish [or township) are requested to meet in public holding a vestry vestry, at the vestry-room, on the day of
nert, at for nomination o'clock in the noon, to make out a list of persons fit and proper to serve the of overseers. office of overseers of the poor for the year ensuing, to be returned to the justices
of the peace for the division of (or as the case may be.]
4. The return At a public vestry, duly held in and for the parish of in the county of or nomination pursuant to notice on the day of
year of our tu be made by Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, the following persons, those the vestry to the names are subscribed, are returned to his Majesty's justices of the peace, acting magistrates. in and for the hundred (or division) of
in the said county of
A. B. )
C. B: Churchwardens
E. F. G. H.)
Names of persons above referred to.
5. The nomina- At a public vestry, duly held in and for the parish of in the county of tion by the ves
pursuant to notice on the day of in the year of our Lord try to the ma- one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, the following persons are nominated gistrates of non- and returned to his Majesty's justices of the peace, acting in and for the hundred resident persons (or division) of in the said county, as being assessed to the relief of the to be overseers, poor of the said parish, and being resident in the parish of
in the said under 59 Geo. 3, county, within two miles from the church of the said parish of (or where c. 12, s. 6, there is no church or chapel “resident within one mile from the boundary of the
said parish") and as being meet, fit, and proper persons to serve the office of
R. S., resident as above.
County of) We, A. B. and C. D., esquires, two of his Majesty's justices of the
peace in and for the county of (one whereof is of the to wit. quorum,) do hereby nominate and appoint E. F. and G. H., being substantial householders of and in the parish (b) (township, or precinct) of
and ante, 15 and 16, note (a). The 54 (a) See a form and notes, ante,
in the said county, * to be overseers of the poor of the said parish, 1.Forms relating
to orerseers, (township, or precinct,] together with the churchwardens thereof, for the present
&c. year, according to the directions of the statute, (or if a township, “the statutes,"] in that case made and provided. Giren under our hands and seals this
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one. A. B. (L. S.)
C. D. (L. S.) This appointment must be signed, sealed, and delivered, either on, or within fourteen days after, the twenty-fifth day of March ; and it is usual to add, at the foot, a printed abstract of the duties of overseers, but this is unnecessary. (See Form 9.]
County of We, A. B. and C. D., two of his Majesty's justices of the peace in 7. AppointMiddlesex and for the county of (one whereof is of the quorum,) do ment, where
to uit. hereby, upon the nomination and at the request of the inhabitants one of the overof the parish of in the said county, in vestry duly assembled, appoint seers is a non E. F., being a substantial householder of and in the parish of
in the resident, under said county, and G. H., duly assessed to the relief of the poor of the said parish, 59 Geo. 3, c. and being a householder resident in the parish of
within two miles from 12, s. 6, 7, the church of the said parish of and who hath consented to this appoint- ante, 19, 20(u). ment, to be overseers of the poor of the said parish of
together with the churchwardens thereof for the present year, according to the statutes in that case made and provided. Giren under our hands and seals this day of
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one.
A. B. (L. S.)
We, whose hands and seals are hereunto set and affixed, being two 8. Appointment of his Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said
of overseers, to uit. (one whereof is of the quorum,) do hereby nominate and appoint with printed inE. F. and G. H., substantial householders of and within the parish of
structions, at in the said county, to be overseers of the poor of the same parish for one year foot, and there next ensuing the date hereof, or until other overseers shall be appointed in their in referred to stead (c), according to the direction of the statutes in that case made and pro, (b). vided, and have hereunto annexed instructions and directions for their well and faithful executing the said office. Given under our hands and seals this
in the year of the reign of our sovereign lord William the Fourth, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
A. B. (L. S.)
C. D. (L. S.) You are forthwith to take upon you the execution of the said office ; and for 9. The instructhat purpose you, together with the churchwardens of your said parish, for the tions and ditime being, under the penalty of forfeiting 20s. each, are to meet at least once in rections for the every month, in your parish church, upon the Sunday afternoon, to confer toge- overseers above ther, consider of, and take order for setting to work the children of all such referred to. within your said parish, whose parents shall not be thought able, by you, to keep and maintain them ; and also for setting to work all such persons, married or unmarried, having no means to maintain themselves, and using no trade to get their living by ; and also for the raising of a convenient stock of hemp, flax, wool, thread, iron, and other stuffs, for those purposes ; and also for the providing of necessary relief for such persons as are lame, old, blind, poor, or unable to work, within your said parish, and for the placing out, as apprentices, such children as aforesaid. To which end you are to raise weekly, or otherwise, by taxation of every inhabitant, parson, vicar, and other, and of every other occu. pier of houses, lands, tithes impropriate, propriations of tithes, coal mines, and saleable underwoods, within your parish,) such sums of money as shall be suffi
stantial householders. Rer v. Weobly, 2 ante, 14, so that it is not absolutely Stra. 1261, ante, 23.
necessary to state that he is assessed, &c. (a)The 59 Geo.III. c. 12, s. 6, declares (b) See the form and note, ante, 22. that it shall suffice, to describe the per- (c) But they cannot continue in office son appointed by his name and residence, after the year, ante, 23, 24.
1. Forms relating cient for those purposes, and as shall be allowed of by any two justices of the to overseers, peace of this county, dwelling in or near your said parish.-Stat. 43 Eliz. &c. c. 2, and 13 & 14 Car. II. c. 12.
You, with the churchuardens of your parish, may, by the assent of any turo justices of the peace aforesaid, bind any such poor children as aforesaid, to be apprentices, if a man child, until he attain his age of one-and-twenty years ; and if a woman child, until she attain her age of one-and-tuenty years, or the time of her marriage : and if the persons, to whom they are bound, shall refuse to receive and provide for them, and to execute one part of the indentures, they are subject to a penalty of ten pounds to the poor of your parish: and you may, with the like consent, bind out boys who are chargeable, and of the age of nine years, apprentice to a chimney-sweeper, till he attain the age of sixteen years ; but such chimney-sweeper must not have more than six apprentices.28 Geo. III. c. 48, s. 1 and 7; 56 Geo. III. c. 139.
You, with the churchwardens of your parish, by leave of the lord of the manor, may build, on any waste or common within your parish, at the charges of the same, houses for dwelling for your poor, and may place therein inmates or other poor and impotent persons of your parish. (Stat. 49 Eliz. c. 2, and 8 g 9 W. III. c. 30, and 18 Geo. III. c. 47.) And, with the like consent, you may set up or use any trade, only for the setting on work and relief of your poor.Stat. 3 Car. I. c. 5.
And if any persons coming to settle in your parish shall become actually chargeable thereto, you may then, and not before, take them before two justices af the peace, to be examined and removed to the place of their last legal settlement; and in case they should be sick or ill, al such time, the justices may suspend the removal of them; and the parish officers must pay the expences occasioned by such suspension.-Stat. 35 Geo. III. c. 101. And if you refuse to receive any person that shall be removed from any other parish or place to your parish, bg warrant under the hands and seals of two justices of the peace, you incur & penalty of five pounds.
You are to take care that there be kept in your parish a book, wherein the names of persons of your parish who receive collection, pay, or relief, shall be registered, with the day and year when they were admitted, and the occasion which brought them under the necessity ; and yearly in Easter week (or as oftea as shall be thought convenient), your parishioners shall meet in vestry, before rehus the books shall be prodvced, and all persons receiving collection or relief, shall be called over, and the reason of their taking relief examined, and a new list made af such as they shall think fit to receive collection or relief; and no other person is to be allowed collection at the charge of your parish, but by order under the hand of some justice of the peace residing in or near the same, or by order of the jus. tices in quarter sessions (except in cases of pestilential diseases, plague, or smallpox, and for such families only as are infected, AND ALSO UPON ANY SUDDEN ANI EMERGENT OCCASIONS]; and if such justice shall order relief for any poor persós as aforesaid, you are to enter into the said books such person's name, as one of those who is lo receive collection, as long as the cause of such relief continues. And you are to pay no weekly or other payments, under pretence of ertraords. naries, to any poor person whatsoever, whose name is not registered as a foresaid, unless by such order, or except as aforesaid ; or unless it is to any indus. trious poor person or persons, at his (or their] homes or houses, under the circum. stances of temporary illness or distress, or under an order of any of his Majesty's justices of the peace, as now, under these circumstances, they may be relieved et their own homes, by stat. 36 Geo. III. c. 23. And if you charge any monies as paid contrary hereto, you forfeit five pounds to the poor of the parish. Stat. 3 8 4 W. & M. c. 11, and 9 Geo. 1. c. 7.) And in consequence thereof, you are not to bring to the account of your parish any money given to the soldiers or sailors, although they have proper passes or certificates [for these are to be relieved by the treasurers of the respective counties through which they pass by stat. 43 Eliz. c. 3], nor any monies given to any other persons travelling with passes or pretended passes, or to any persons begging for losses by fire, or any other pretence whatever, under the said penalty of five pounds.
You, and the churchwardens of your parish, with the consent of your parishioners in vestry, may purchase or hire houses in your parish, and contract sith persons for the lodging, maintaining, and employing all such of your poor as shall desire relief ; and if any person shall refuse to be lodged in such house, he (or she] shall be put of the books, and not be entilled to relief. And with the consent of one justice of the peace, your parish may join with any adjacent parish in purchasing or hiring a house for the purposes aforesaid ; and you may