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All Writs, &c. II. Provided always, That all Writs, Process, Warrants, and authorizing

Authorities authorizing the Arrest of any Person within any Arrests to be executed by

Liberty or Franchise to which any of the Prisons and Gaols Bailiffs of mentioned in the Schedule to this Act belongs who might, if Liberties, &c. this Act had not been passed, have been confined in such

Prison or Gaol, shall be executed within such Liberty or Franchise by such Bailiff or Officer as might have executed the same if this Act had not been passed, and such Bailiff or Officer shall have all such Powers and Authorities for conveying such Person to the Common Gaol of the County as the Bailiff's of the Sheriff have in the Execution of Writs, Process, Warrants, or Authorities for the like Purposes, and the like Punishments and Penalties shall attach in the Case of an Escape or Rescue from the Bailiff or Officer of such Liberty or Franchise, or other Interference with such Bailiff or Officer in the Discharge of his Duty, as in the Case of an Escape or Rescue

from or like Interference with the Bailiff of the Sheriff. Prisoners

III. Every Person who on the said First Day of August confined on may be confined in any of the Prisons or Gaols mentioned in Aug. 1, 1858, the Schedule to this Act shall, as soon as conveniently may be in Prisons named in

thereafter, without Writ of Habeas Corpus or other Writ for Schedule, to be that Purpose, be removed by the Gaoler or Keeper of such removed to Prison or Gaol to the Common Gaol of the County or Riding County Gaol.

in which he may have been arrested under the Writ or other Process for his Arrest and Imprisonment, and shall be by such Gaoler or Keeper delivered into the Custody of the Gaoler or Keeper of such Common Gaol, together with the Writ or other Process by virtue of which such Person was arrested and imprisoned, and all Writs or other Process lodged with such first-mentioned Gaoler or Keeper by virtue of which such Person was or might be detained in the Prison or Gaol from which he is so removed ; and the Gaoler or Keeper of the said Common Gaol shall give a Receipt in Writing for every Person so removed to such Common Gaol; and the reasonable Expenses of such Removal shall be paid by the Treasurer of the County or Riding to the Common Gaol of which such Persons are so removed; and all Persons who may be lawfully confined in any of the Prisons or Gaols mentioned in the said Schedule on the said First Day of August shall, until removed as aforesaid, and for and during the Time of such Removal, be to all Intents and Purposes deemed and considered to be in the proper legal Custody, unless and until they respectively be sooner discharged in due Course of Law; and all Persons so removed shall, after being delivered into the Custody of the Gaoler or Keeper of the Common Gaol of such County or Riding as aforesaid, be deemed to be in the legal Custody of the Sheriff and of such Gaoler or Keeper, in like Manner as if all such Persons had been originally arrested in Parts of such County or Riding (not within any Liberty or Franchise), and not been originally imprisoned in such Common Gaol.

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Swansea Debtors Prison for the Liberty of Gower.
Newark Liberty Prison for Debtors.
Halifax Home Gaol for the Manor of Wakefield.

Gaol for the Forest and Forest Liberty of Knaresborough, belonging to the Duchy of Lancaster.

Gaol for the Borough and Township of Knaresborough, belonging to the Duchy of Lancaster.

Sheffield Debtors Gaol for the Liberty of Hallamshire.
Hexham Debtors Prison.

c. 61.

CAP. XXIII.
An Act for abolishing the Tolls now levied on the
Bridge over the Shannon at Portumna in Ireland.

[14th June 1858.] · WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Session of Par

liament in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the Reign of 4 & 5 W. 4. ' His late Majesty King William the Fourth, Chapter Sixty

one, it was enacted, amongst other things, that the then

existing Bridge of Portumna, and all Tolls, Revenues, and · Profits of the same, should be vested in the Commissioners

of Public Works in Ireland, and that a new Bridge should be • built as therein provided ; and it was thereby enacted, that ' it should be lawful for the said Commissioners to take and

receive certain Tolls for the passing over the said Bridge as • therein set forth, and that the said Tolls should be applied • in the first instance towards the Expense of repairing and

maintaining the said Bridge, and in the next place towards • the Repayment of any Public Monies theretofore advanced ' under any Acts for the Advance of Monies in aid of Public - Works in Ireland, as therein referred to, and that the Surplus

(if any) thereof should be applied in such Manner as the • Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Trea• surer should direct: And whereas previously to the passing • of the said Act, and in the Year One thousand eight hundred ' and eighteen, there had been advanced out of the Public • Monies, for the Purpose of completing the then existing • Bridge at Portumna, a Sum of Two thousand seven hundred • and sixty-nine Pounds Four Shillings and Eightpence, the

whole of which at the Time of the passing of the said Act

was due and owing to the said Commissioners of Public • Works in Ireland : And whereas since the passing of the said (Act the said Commissioners have received a Sum of One " thousand three hundred and twenty-four Pounds Ten Shillings ' and Elevenpence only out of the Tolls payable in respect of “ the said Bridge, leaving a Balance of One thousand four hun• dred and forty-four Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Ninepence • still due on foot of the said Sum of Two thousand seven

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• hundred and sixty-nine Pounds Four Shillings and Eight' pence on the Thirty-first December One thousand eight • hundred and fifty-seven: And whereas it would be of

great Advantage to the Public that such Tolls should be - abolished :'Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as

follows: Clauses of I. From and after the First Day of September One thousand 4 c. 61. set forth eight hundred and fifty-eight the Sections of the said Act of in Schedule to the Fourth and Fifth William Fourth, Chapter Sixty-one, set this Act forth in the Schedule to this Act annexed, shall be and the repealed.

same are hereby repealed, save as to any Matters or Things heretofore done or which have heretofore taken place under the Authority thereof.

II. From and after the said First Day of September One Bridge to cease. thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight all Tolls, Revenues,

Rights, Emoluments, Income, and Benefits arising out of the said Bridge, and vested by the said Act in the said Commissioners of Public Works, shall cease, determine, and become

void. Bridge, &c. at

III. The Property in the said Bridge at Portumna, with the Portumna

Approaches thereto, shall be deemed and taken to be the public vested in the Counties of

Property of the County of Galway and of the County of Galway and Tipperary respectively, and (save as herein-after provided) Tipperary. shall henceforth be maintained and preserved at the Expense

of the County of Galway and County of Tipperary, in equal Shares and Proportions; and the Grand Juries of the said Counties respectively shall and they are hereby required from Time to Time to make Presentment accordingly for such Repairs and Maintenance, without any Application to Presentment Sessions for that Purpose : Provided always, that the Part of the said Bridge forming the Draw Bridge or Swivel Bridge shall, for the Purposes of Navigation, be maintained by the said Commissioners of Public Works out of the Tolls of the Shannon Navigation, and be under the Control and Conservancy of the said Commissioners, to be made use of by them in like Manner as the other Swivel or Draw Bridges over the

said River Shannon. All Provisions, IV. From and after the passing of this Act, all Enactments, &c. of other

Clauses, and Provisions in any Act or Acts of Parliament Acts for rebuilding or

relating to the rebuilding, repairing, or maintaining or keeping repairing in repair any Bridges in Ireland, whether made wholly or in Bridge, &c.

part at the Public Expense or otherwise, or over Rivers forming applicable to

the Boundaries between Two Counties or otherwise, shall be deemed and taken to apply to the said Bridge at Portumna, so far as the Facts and Circumstances shall admit.

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CAP. XXIV.
An Act to reduce the Stamp Duty on Passports.

[14th June 1858.] WHEREAS it is expedient to reduce the

Stamp Duty on Passports:' Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:

1. That from and after the passing of this Act the Stamp Stamp Duty on Duty of Five Shillings now payable on a Passport shall be Passports rereduced to the Sum of Sixpence.

duced to 6d.

CAP. XXV.
An Act to amend the Act concerning Non-parochial

Registers, and the Acts for Marriages, and for regis-
tering Births, Deaths, and Marriages, in England,
and concerning Vaccination. [14th June 1858.]
WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Session of Parlia-

ment holden in the Third and Fourth Years of Her Majesty (Chapter Ninety-two), “ for enabling Courts of 3 & 4 Vict. • “ Justice to admit Non-parochial Registers as Evidence of c. 92. ““ Births or Baptisms, Deaths or Burials, and Marriages,” • Provisions were made for the Deposit in the General Register • Office of certain Non-parochial Registers, and for making the

eame receivable in Evidence, and other Provisions were

thereby made in relation to such Registers : And whereas by • Commission under the Great Seal, bearing Date the First

Day of January in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of Her

Majesty, certain Persons were appointed Commissioners to ( inquire into the State, Custody, and Authenticity of any

Registers or Records of Births or Baptisms, Deaths or Burials, • and Marriages lawfully solemnized, kept in England or Wales, • other than the Parochial Registers, and the Copies thereof • deposited with the Diocesan Registrars, and which had not • been inquired into and examined by certain former Commissioners, and also for inquiring whether any and what Measures

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could be beneficially adopted for collecting and arranging all • or any of such Registers or Records, and for depositing the • same, or Copies thereof, in the Office of the Registrar General

of Births, Deaths, and Marriages in England, or for other( wise preserving the same, and also for considering and • advising the proper Measures to be adopted for giving full « Force and Effect as Evidence in all Courts of Justice to all

such Registers as were found accurate and faithful, and for • facilitating the Production and Reception of the same: And

whereas by the Report of the said Commissioners, bearing • Date the Thirty-first Day of December One thousand eight • hundred and fifty-seven, it appears that they have received • Two hundred and ninety-two Non-parochial Registers or • Records, and that of this Number Two hundred and sixty• five have after Examination, as in such Report mentioned, • been judged by them to be accurate and faithful, and that a

Certificate to that Effect, and signed by Three of the said • Commissioners, has been affixed to each of such Two hundred • and sixty-five Registers or Records; that there are certain • Cases, however, where only some of the Entries have been « found accurate and faithful, and that in these Cases the Cer• tificate has been so framed as clearly to distinguish such

Entries from the rest, and to confine the Sanction of the • Commissioners to the unobjectionable Portion of the Re• gisters ; and a complete List of the Registers thus wholly or

partially sanctioned by the said Commissioners is annexed to • their Report in the Appendix (A.) thereto; and the said • Commissioners have by their said Report recommended that * a Bill be introduced into Parliament providing that the Re“ gisters or Records in the Custody of the said Commissioners,

and certified in the Manner described (and herein-before • mentioned), should be deposited in the General Register • Office in the Custody of the Registrar General of Births, · Deaths, and Marriages in England, and should then be • deemed to be in legal Custody and be receivable in Evidence - in all Courts of Justice, subject as in the said Report men« tioned:' Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:

I. The Registrar General of Births, Deaths, and Marriages in England shall receive and deposit in the General Register Office all the Registers and Records of Births, Baptisms, Deaths, Burials, and Marriages now in the Custody of the said Commissioners, and which they have by their said Report recommended to be deposited in the General Register Office in the Custody of the said Registrar General, and which are mentioned in Appendix (A.) to their said Report.

II. • And whereas certain Non-parochial Registers and Records in addition to those mentioned in the said Report of

Certain Registers to be deposited with the Registrar General.

Certain other Registers may be deposited in

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