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IV. And be it further ordained and enacted by the authority aforesaid, that no steeples, trees or other things now standing as beacons or marks for the sea, whereof to the owner or occupier of the place where the same doth grow or stand, before the first day of March next coming notice shall be given by the queen's majesty's letters under her signet, shall at any time hereafter be taken down, felled or otherwise cut down; upon pain that every person by whose procurement or consent such offence shall be committed, shall forfeit the sum of one hundred pounds, whereof the one moiety to the queen's majesty, and the other moiety to be to the master, wardens and assistants of the said Trinity House. And if the said person or persons so offending be not of the value of one hundred pounds, then the same person and persons to be deemed convict of outlawry ipso facto, to all constructions and

purposes. 19 CHARLES 2. CAP. 3, Secs. 31–33.-An act for rebuilding

the city of London. Parish XXXI. It is hereby further enacted, that the parish churches to churches to be rebuilded within the said city of London, in lieu of those which

were demolished by the late fire, shall not exceed the number of thirty-nine; which shall be set out and appointed by and with the advice and consent of the lord archbishop of Canterbury, and the

bishop of London for the time being. Sites and XXXII. Provided also, and be it enacted by the authority afore. churches to

said, that the sites and materials of such churches as by this bill are be sold, and not intended to be rebuilt, together with the church-yards belonging how employ.

to such churches, shall be and are hereby vested in the lord mayor and aldermen of the city of London for the time being; to the end so much of the said ground as shall not upon the rebuilding of the said city, be laid into the streets, be sold and disposed of by the said lord mayor and aldermen, or the major part of them for the time being, with the consent of the archbishop of Canterbury, and bishop of London for the time being; and the money raised by such sale shall be by the said mayor and aldermen, or the major part of them, with the consent of the said archbishop and bishop, disposed of and employed for and towards the rebuilding of such parish churches as by this act are intended to be rebuilt, and for no other

use or purpose whatsoever. St. Paul's, XXXIII. Provided always, that any thing in this act contained St: Eritlis's shall not extend or be taken to vest or settle the church of Saint

Gregory's churches, Pauls, and Saint Faiths, or any part thereof, or the church of Saint

Gregorys, by Saint Pauls, or any of them, or the church-yards to any of them belonging or appertaining, in the mayor, aldermen and commons of the city of London, or any of them; any thing in this act notwithstanding.

22 CHARLES 2, CAP. 11, SECs. 41-43, 62, 64-67.-An additional act for the rebuilding of the city of London, uniting of parishes, and rebuilding of the cathedral and parochial churches within the said city.

XLI. Provided always, and be it enacted, that it shall and may part of the be lawful for the lord archbishop of Canterbury, the lord bishop of Whole may, London and lord mayor of London for the time being, or any two in the repair of them as aforesaid, to employ or dispose for and towards the

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building or repairing the cathedral church of Saint Paul, one fourth of St. Paul's part of the money by this act given and appointed for the building, church. erecting or repairing of the parish churches aforesaid.

XLII. And forasmuch as the monies to be raised by such Further proreceipt of the impositions aforesaid for every chaldron or ton of ing hereto, coals, by virtue of this and the aforesaid act, will not at present i Jac. 1, c.15. raise such a stock or sum of money as may be sufficient for the effecting the ends and purposes in this and the aforesaid act mentioned and intended.

XLIII. It is hereby further enacted and declared, that the lord archbishop of Canterbury, the lord bishop of London and lord mayor of London for the time being, shall be and are hereby empowered by indenture under their hands and seals, to engage the profits the profits arising of the respective impositions by this act imposed, and thereby arising

from appointed to be employed for and towards the rebuilding and erect- tions may be ing, or repairing of the cathedral and parish churches within the said engaged to city respectively, or any part or parts thereof, as a security for any sent stock of sum or sums of money by them to be borrowed for that purpose, to any person or persons that shall or will advance any sums of money upon that security: all which monies so to be borrowed shall be employed for and towards the rebuilding and erecting, or repairing of the said cathedral and parish churches respectively, according to the true intent and meaning of this act; and in like manner also are hereby further empowered, to assign such proportion or proportions of the monies, to be paid in course out of the said impositions, to the parishioners of any of the respective parish churches, or any other person or persons who shall and will secure the advancement of present monies for the rebuilding of their respective parish churches, and shall be willing to accept of such assignments for his or their satisfaction of the monies to be disbursed and laid out in the rebuilding thereof; and that the said mayor, commonalty and citizens of the city of London and their successors, shall be and are hereby enabled to engage the residue of the profits arising of the said imposition, either by virtue of this or the aforesaid act respectively, as a security for any sum or sums of money by them to be borrowed and taken up for that purpose, by indenture under their common seal, to any person or persons that shall or will upon that security advance any present sum or sums of money: all which sum or sums of money so to be borrowed, shall be employed for and towards the making of such satisfaction, and other the uses, intents and purposes whereunto the said respective impositions are by this and the aforesaid act appointed to be converted and employed, and not otherwise; and also in like manner shall and may assign any sum or sums of money to be paid in course out of the said imposition, to any person or persons whose grounds shall be taken as aforesaid, who are or shall be willing to accept thereof for his or their satisfaction.

LXII. And whereas by a late act of this present parliament, inti- 19 Car. 2, c. 3, tuled, an act for rebuilding the city of London, it was enacted, that s. 31. the parish churches to be rebuilded within the said city of London, in lieu of those which were demolished by the late dreadful fire, should not exceed the number of thirty-nine: but forasmuch as upon an exact survey taken of the number of houses to be rebuilded,

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and of the extent of the respective parishes necessary to be settled
and continued within the said city, it doth appear that the parishes
to be settled and continued, and the parish churches to be rebuilded
within the said city of London, in lieu of those demolished or con-

sumed by the said late fire, cannot conveniently, by union or otherFifty-one pa

wise, be reduced to a less number than fifty-one: be it further rishes to be enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the number of parishes to city of Lon- be settled, and of parish churches to be rebuilded, within the said

city of London, shall be fifty-one; the aforesaid act, or any thing therein contained, to the contrary notwithstanding,

LXIV. And it is hereby further enacted and declared, that the

said respective churches to be rebuilded within the said city of Lonbuilt accord- don and liberties thereof shall be built and erected according to such appointed by models, and of such dimensions, and in such manner and form in all

respects, as by the said lord archbishop of Canterbury, lord bishop shop of Canterbury, of London, and lord mayor of London for the time being, (with his Londen, and majesty's approbation thereof) shall be directed and appointed. And lord mayor of the said respective parishes hereinbefore mentioned and appointed to London, with king's appro

be united as aforesaid, shall for ever hereafter remain and continue so united and consolidated and annexed unto the several and respective parish churches by this act appointed to be rebuilded as aforesaid; and the respective parishioners, and the inhabitants of the said several parishes so to be united as aforesaid by force of this present act shall hereafter resort to the said churches respectively, as to their proper parish church : and all tithes and other duties heretofore due and payable to the respective incumbents of the said parish churches respectively, shall hereafter be paid and payable to the incumbent of that church only, which by this act is appointed to be rebuilded and established for the parish church of the parishes so united as aforesaid.

LXV. And be it further enacted, that all plate and goods heretogoods belonging to

fore belonging to any of the church wardens of any the parishes of churches not those parishes burnt down, which are not now to be rebuilded, for to be rebuilt

, the use of the said churches, shall be enjoyed by the respective joyed by the church wardens, and their successors, of the respective parishes of dens, &c. of such churches to be rebuilded respectively, whereunto the said other

churches burnt down are united by this act, to the use of the said churches and parishes respectively.

LXVI. Provided always, that the sites of the churches to be yards to be

demolished, and the church-yards belonging to the same, shall be walls to make enclosed with brick or stone walls for burial places for the parishes burial places, formerly belonging to the same, and the parishes to which they are

respectively united as aforesaid, and not used or employed for any other

purpose whatsoever ; excepting such of the sites and churchyards, or parts of sites and church-yards of the said parish churches so demolished as aforesaid, as are already laid into the streets and market-places so set out for that purpose, or such other as shall within two years now next following be thought fit by the mayor and aldermen of the said city, with the consent of the lord archbishop of Canterbury and lord bishop of London, and by his majesty's approbation, to be laid into the streets and markets for enlargement and accommodation thereof, or for public store-places.

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LXVII. Provided always, that where any part of the churches or church-yards of any of the said parish churches hereby appointed to be rebuilt and continued, have been thought fit by the mayor

and court of aldermen of the said city, to be laid into any of the streets within the said city, for enlargement thereof; and by order of the said mayor and court of aldermen, shall have been before the five and twentieth day of March one thousand six hundred and seventy, staked and set out accordingly: it is hereby further enacted and declared, that the grounds so staked out shall be made use of for the enlarging of the said streets, according as the same were for that purpose staked and set out as aforesaid ; this present act, or any thing therein contained, to the contrary notwithstanding.

1 James 2, Cap. 15.-An act for rebuilding, finishing, and adorning of the cathedral church of Saint Pauls, London.-Whereas by a Exp. late act of parliament a small part of the imposition upon coals of this act are imported in or near the city of London was given towards the revived, and rebuilding the cathedral church of Saint Pauls, wholly ruined by 15th May, the dreadful fire of London, which (and all other supplies) carefully 2016 by

Anne, stat. 2, expended, have made some considerable advance in the said work, c. 12. but so far short of finishing a fabric of so large dimensions, that without further encouragement by a supply from the public, the said work in a little time must be left imperfect and useless, and conse. quently all the said former expense totally lost, to the dishonor of our established religion, and to the reproach of the said city: and whereas by the said late act the lord archbishop of Canterbury, the lord bishop of London, and the lord mayor of London, for the time being, or any two of them, were empowered to employ and dispose part of the said imposition upon coals towards the building the said cathedral of Saint Pauls, &c.

chaldron or ton laid upon coals. To be paid to the archbishop of Canterbury, &c. before bulk be broken, to be applied to build Saint Pauls, 22 Car. 2. c. 11. Archbishop, &c. may appropriate any part under a fifth to the finishing the other churches. Coals delivered to Chelsea college,

exempted. 8 & 9 WILLIAM 3, Cap. 14.-An act for the completing the building and adorning the cathedral church of Saint Paul, London, and for repairing the collegiate church of Saint Peter, Westminster.—Whereas 1 Jac. 2, c. 15. by an act made in the parliament begun at Westminster the nineteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred eighty and five, and in the first year of the reign of the late king James the second, intituled, an act for rebuilding, finishing, and adorning of the cathedral church of Saint Pauls, London, it was enacted, that for all sorts of coals, which from and after the nine and twentieth day of September one thousand six hundred cighty and seven, and before the nine and twentieth day of September one thousand seven hundred, should be imported and brought into the port of the said city of London, or the river of Thames, within the liberty of the said city upon the same river, there should be paid by way of imposition thereupon, over and besides all other impositions and duties, according to the rates thereinafter mentioned (that is to say) for all sorts of coals and culm as are usually sold by the chaldron, for every chaldron thereof, containing thirty-six bushels Winchester measure, the sum of eighteen-pence; and for such sort of coals as are sold by the ton, for every ton thereof, containing twenty hundred

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weight, the like sum of eighteen-pence; which said imposition of eighteen-pence for every chaldron or ton of coals the said act doth appoint how to be collected and paid, and in the first place to be applied and disposed to the rebuilding, finishing, and adorning the said cathedral of Saint Pauls, and for the completing parochial churches, as by the said act more at large appears: and whereas not only the monies hitherto received for the said duty, but several great sums of money advanced upon the credit of the said act (a considerable part whereof is now owing) and all other supplies have been carefully expended and laid out about the said work, whereby the same is far advanced, and yet by reason of the extraordinary expense of shipping in time of war, and dearness of materials, the money hitherto provided for the works intended by the said act hath proved defective; and unless some further provision be made for completing the said works, that which is already done will be greatly damaged, if not wholly lost; and in case the same shall be completed, it will be necessary that some other things be done, both for the convenience and ornament of the said cathedral church, &c.

Duty laid on coals and culm from twenty-ninth September one Anne,c.2, thousand seven hundred to twenty-ninth September one thousand

seven hundred and sixteen. For every chaldron one shilling. Every ton, one shilling, to be applied, one sixth part to the repairing Saint Peters Westminster. Three thousand pounds out of these duties to be paid in four years towards building Saint Thomas' church in Southwark, The stipend to the surveyer-general of the building of Saint Pauls shall be paid in the proportions following; one moiety yearly, and the other moiety in one entire sum, within six months after finishing the church.

1 ANNE, STAT. 2, CAP. 12.-An act for the finishing and adorning the cathedral of Saint Pauls London.- Whereas the revenue already granted for rebuilding and adorning the cathedral church of Saint Pauls London, is not sufficient to complete the same; and it being also requisite to remove the houses between the north side of the said cathedral church, and the alleys called New Jewry and Pissing Alley, which by their nearness thereto expose it to apparent danger in case of fire, the purchase and removal whereof will be an additional expense; and the said building being now so far advanced, that it may in few years be perfected, if vigorously carried on; be it enacted by the queen's most excellent majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and the com

mons, in this present parliament assembled, and by the authority For all coals of the same, that for all sorts of coals and culm, which from and

after the fifteenth day of May one thousand seven hundred and eight, 1716,brought and before the fifteenth day of May one thousand seven hundred London or

and sixteen, shall be imported or brought into the port of the said the Thames, city of London, or the river of Thames, within the liberty of the said the rates fol- city upon the same river, there shall be paid, by way of imposition lowing, viz.

thereupon, over and besides all other impositions and duties, accord

ing to the rates hereafter mentioned (that is to say) for all such sorts For every

of coals and culm as are usually sold by the chaldron, for every chaldron of chaldron thereof, containing thirty-six bushels Winchester measure, two shillings: the sum of two shillings; and for such sort of coals as are sold by

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