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by the statute in such case made and provided to be taken by you for the due execution of your said office of special constable. Herein fail not. Given under my hand and seal the

day of

one thousand eight hundred and

W.T.C., Mayor. (L. S.)

3. Oath. This is the same as under 1 & 2 Will. 4, c. 41, tit. “ Constables (Special),” post.

4. Certificate of having taken the Oath. Borough of T. We, two of her Majesty's justices of the peace for the to wit.

said borough, do hereby certify that C. E. A., of street, in the parish of -, in the said borough, bath been duly chosen to act as a special constable for the said borough whensoever he shall be required by the warrant of any of the justices of the peace having jurisdiction within the said borough so to act, but not otherwise, and hath this day duly taken the oath before us faithfully to discharge the duties of the said office, Witness our hands, this

day of 185

W.T.C., Mayor.
W. P. K.

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day of

CONSTABLES (HIGH). 1. Appointment of High Constables in Special Sessions. (7 & 8 Vict. Oke's Synop: c. 33, s. 8.)

2nd ed. p. 371. At a special sessions of her Majesty's justices of the peace acting in

and for the petty sessions division of N. in the county of C.,
held at the in N. in and for the said division, on the

-, in the year of our Lord —-, for the purpose
of hearing appeals against the rates of the several parishes within
the said division, pursuant to the statute made and passed in the
sixth and seventh years of the reign of his late Majesty King
William the Fourth, intituled “ An Act to regulate Parochial As-
sessments” (and if at adjourned sessions, and thence continued
by adjournment to the day of

at the same place], We the undersigned, the justices present at the said special sessions, do appoint W. Y., of the parish of C., in the division of N. aforesaid, grocer, to be high constable for the hundred of C., the said hundred being wholly situate and included within the limits of the said division, and the said W. Y. is faithfully and truly to execute the office of high constable according to the directions of the statutes in that behalf made. Given under our hands ayd seals at the special sessions aforesaid.

[Justices' signatures and seals.] 2. Constable's Oath before the Justices appointing, or before any one

Justice of the County. (Id.) You shall faithfully and truly serve our sovereign lady the Queen in the office of high constable for the liundred of C. until another be sworn in your stead, according to the best of your skill and knowledge and the directions of the statutes in that behalf made. So help you God.

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Oke's Synop:

CONSTABLES (PAROCHIAL). 2nd ed. p. 372. 1. Justices' Precept to Overseers, with Instructions. (5 & 6 Vict.

c. 109, s. 2.)
To the overseers of the poor of the parish of in the division of

N., in the county of C.
County of > We, the undersigned, two of her Majesty's justices of the

C. peace in and for the said county usually acting in and for
to wit. Sthe said division, do hereby, in pursuance of the statute in
such case made and provided, require you the said overseers to make out
and return to the clerks to her Majesty's justices of the peace in and for
the said county, usually acting in and for the said division, at their office
at N. therein, before the twenty-fourth day of March next, a list in
writing of [six] men, being a competent number of men within your
parish qualified and liable to serve as constables for the same : and we
hereby give you notice, that a petty special session of the peace will be
holden at the petty sessions room in N. in and for the said division, on
the
day of

next, at o'clock in the noon, for the appointment of parochial constables, which special session you are hereby required to attend and verify the list so to be returned by you.

Given under our hands this day of —, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and

J. T. B.

J.D.
INSTRUCTIONS.
The Overseers are requested to observe the Instructions underneath,

which show the Duties to be performed under the Statute: they should
be read at the Vestry.

Two kinds of Forms are sent herewith: No. 1, to be returned to the clerks to the justices; No. 2, to be affixed on the

church, &c. 1. On receiving this precept, you are to summon a vestry, to be held within fourteen days after its receipt; three clear days' notice of such vestry, after a Sunday, is requisite.

2. The vestry is to make out a list of the number of men above-named who are qualified and liable to serve as constables, with the christian name and surname, the true place of abode, the title, quality, calling or business of each, written at full length—(Form No. 1 is to be used) - the vestry may annex to the list the names of any number of men willing to serve, although not qualified; these should be also put into the

space

left for that purpose.

It should be further noticed, that a constable is only compellable to serve for one year at a time, and cannot be called upon again to serve until every person in the parish, qualified and liable, shall have served by himself or substitute; therefore, the present constables (whether at a salary or not) are not to be inserted in the list here mentioned, they not being qualified and liable ; but if it should be any constable's turn again to serve, their names should be stated as in Instruction 6.

3. The Qualification is : every ablebodied man resident within the parish, between the ages of twenty-five and fifty-five, rated to the poor rate or county rate, on any tenements of the net yearly value of £4 or upwards. No qualification is required for a substitute.

4. The Exemptions are: peers, members of parliament, judges, jus

tices of the peace, deputy lieutenants, clergymen, Roman Catholic priests, Oke's Synop. dissenting ministers following no other secular occupation but that of a 2nd ed. p. 372. schoolmaster, schoolmasters, serjeants and barristers-at-law, advocates of the civil law actually practising, attorneys practising, and certificated solicitors and proctors, coroners, gaolers and keepers of houses of correction, physicians, surgeons and apothecaries, being members of one of the royal colleges and duly certified, officers in the navy or army on full pay, persons in yeomanry corps, masters of vessels in the buoy and light 'service, licensed pilots, officers of customs or excise, sheriffs and sheriffs' officers, high constables, clerks of board of guardians, masters of union workhouses, county or district constables, parish clerks, registrars and superintendent registrars, church wardens, overseers and relieving officers.

5. The Disqualifications are : licensed victuallers and beer shop keepers, game keepers, and persons convicted of treason, felony, or any infamous crime.

6. If any person named in the list has served in person or by substitute, you are to set against his name, in the column for that purpose, the date of the year of such service. (Vide Instruction 2.)

7. If the parish resolve to have a paid constable (i. é. one payable by
a yearly salary), a resolution in the following form should be inserted in
the blanks (a) and (b) in the forms :
“ And the said inhabitants at their aforesaid meeting in vestry did

resolve—That a paid constable shall be appointed for the said
parish, at a salary of — pounds a year, payable quarterly,
(such salary not to include disbursements, or any business re-
quired out of the parish, for which he shall be entitled to the
fees as settled by the quarter sessions,) and that be recom-

mended to the justices as such paid constable.'”
Or, if there is at present a paid constable, and the vestry should re-

solve to have him no longer at a salary, a resolution, in the fol-
lowing form, rescinding his appointment, should be inserted in

the blanks (a) and (b):
“ And the said inhabitants at their aforesaid meeting in vestry did

resolve—“That the resolution, passed by the vestry, at their
annual meeting for the returning the list of persons liable to
serve as constables in the year 184—, for the appointment of

as a paid constable for the said parish, at a salary of
pounds a year, be and the same is hereby rescinded,”—upon
which the justices would choose constables for the ensuing year

from the list to be returned with this resolution.
It must also be observed that, notwithstanding the vestry resolve to

have constables at a salary as here alluded to, the list men-
tioned in Instruction 2 must also be sent to the justices' clerks,
for in case of the death, resignation, or dismissal of both or
either of the paid constables, during their period of office, the
constables in their stead can only be appointed from the last pre-

vious list returned to and allowed at the special petty sessions.
8. True copies of the list (as No. 2), with any resolution passed, must
be signed by you, or the chairman of the meeting, and fixed on every
church, chapel, and other public place of religious worship within the
parish, on the first three Sundays in March next.

9. The original list (as No. 1), with every resolution passed, signed by all the overseers (if there is a collector of rates, or assistant overseer,

he must also sign it) must be returned by post (pre-paid) to the clerks to the justices before the 24th of March.

10. You are to attend the special petty sessions on the day above stated and verify the list.

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11. When the constables are appointed, a list will be sent you, which 2nd ed. p. 372. you are to affix to the door of the parish church.

12. When any constable, during his year of office, dies, or becomes disqualified by non-residence or otherwise, you are to give notice to the clerks to the justices.

13. You are not to pay the constables any fees, except under an order from two justices in petty sessions ; and by the statute 11 and 12 Vict. c. 91, s. 6, the production of the justices' order is sufficient to warrant the amount, when paid, being allowed in your accounts without further inquiry.

N.B. The Penalty for every neglect of the directions of the statute is £5.

18-
FEBRUARY You will receive this precept.

Not later than this day you are to affix the notice of

the vestry meeting.

The vestry should be held on or before this day. 2. List to be returned to Clerks to Justices. (Id. s. 8.) [No. 1.] Parish of

At a meeting of the inhabitants of this parish in the division of N. in vestry, held after due summons, the - day of 185–

, 185—, at for the purpose of making out a list of

men residing within the said parish, qualified and liable to serve as constables thereof, to be returned to her Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the county of Cambridge, acting in and for the said division, in pursuance of a precept under the hands of two of her Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, acting in and for the said division,

The following list was made out by the said vestry pursuant to the statute :

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Christian Name and

Surname.

True Place of

Abode.

Title, Quality, Call- Date of the Year of ing, or Business. any previous Service.

And the said vestry did recommend the following men, being willing to serve the office, to be appointed as constables for the said parish:

Christian Name and Sur

name.

True Place of

Abode.

Title, Quality, Calling, or

Business,

(6)

Chairman.
Overseers of the poor

of the said parish. Assistant overseer (or

collector of rates] for the said parish.

3. List to be affired to Church Door. (Id. s. 8.) [No. 2.] Oke's Synop: Parish of At a meeting of the inhabitants of this parish

2nd ed. p. 372. in the division of N. in vestry, held after due summons, the

day of 185–

185—, at for the purpose of making out a list of men residing within the said parish, qualified and liable to serve as constables thereof, to be returned to her Majesty's justices of the peace

in and for the county of acting in and for the said division, in pursuance of a precept under the hands of two of her Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, acting in and for the said division,

The following list was made out by the said vestry pursuant to the statute:

Christian Name and

Surname.

True Place of

Abode,

Title, Quality, Call-
ing, or Business.

Date of the Year of any previous Service.

And the said vestry did recommend the following men, being willing to serve the office, to be appointed as constables for the said parish :

Christian Name and

Surname

True Place of

Abode.

Title, Quality, Calling, or

Business.

(a)

day of

Chairman. Notice IS HEREBY given, that all objections to the foregoing list will be heard by the justices of the peace of the division of N. at a special petty sessions of the peace, to be held on the

next, at the, in and for the said division.

Overseers of the poor

of the said parish. 4. Notice from one Justice to the other Divisional

Justices of the Special Petty Sessions. (Id. s. 1.)]— This will be in the General Form No. 3, ante, p. 342, inserting at the asterisk * " for the appointment of paro

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