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the said Commissioners were sent to them before the Date of the Office after ' such Report, but too late to allow of such Registers or Records Examination

being examined and reported on by them, and other Non- Secretary of • parochial Registers or Records have been sent to them since State. • the Date of their said Report: 'It shall be lawful for One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State to appoint or authorize Three or more Persons to inquire into the State, Custody, and Authenticity of the Non-parochial Registers or Records of Births or Baptisms, Deaths or Burials, and Marriages, which have been sent to the said Commissioners as aforesaid, and have not been reported on by them, and such of the same Registers or Records as the Persons so authorized shall find accurate and faithful, they or Three of them shall certify under their Hands as fit to be placed with the other Registers and Records hereby directed to be deposited in the General Register Office, and the Registrar General, upon receiving the Certificate of such Persons and an Order of One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State for this Purpose, shall receive such Registers and Records and deposit them in the General Register Office.

III. The Provisions of the said Act of the Third and Fourth Sections 5 to Years of Her Majesty, from Section Five to Section Nineteen, 19 of 3 & 4 Vict. both inclusive, and the Rules, Orders, and Regulations made 9h Rexitend under the said Act, shall extend and be applicable to the Re- deposited under gisters or Records deposited in the General Register Office this Act. under this Act, in like Manner as the same are applicable to the Registers or Records deposited under the said Act of the Third and Fourth Years of Her Majesty.

IV. So much of the Act of the Session holden in the Sixth Power to and Seventh Years of King William the Fourth, Chapter Eighty- increase Salary six, as enacts that the Salary of the Registrar General of General, but to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in England shall not at any include all Time exceed the Sum of One thousand Pounds yearly, shall Duties under be repealed ; and it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of this Act, &c. Her Majesty's Treasury to appoint from Time to Time the Salary of the said Registrar General, so that the same shall not at any Time exceed the Sum of Twelve hundred Pounds yearly; the Salary so to be appointed to be deemed to include the Remuneration for all Duties which under any Act or Acts of Parliament the said Registrar General is or may hereafter be appointed or required to perform.

V. • And whereas by Section Twenty-five of the Act of the Information of « Session holden in the Sixth and Seventh Years of King William the Fourth, Chapter Eighty-six, it was provided, Coroner to be

furnished by " that in every Case in which an Inquest should be held on in Writing and • any dead Body the Jury should inquire of the Particulars signed by him, • therein required to be registered concerning the Death, and Register need

the Coroner should inform the Registrar of the Finding of not be signed • the Jury, and the Registrar should make the Entry accord- by him.

ingly; and it was by Section Twenty-eight of the same Act • enacted, that every Person by whom the Information con

tained

Particulars

"tained in any Register of Birth or Death under that Act • should have been given should sign his Name, Description,

and Place of Abode in the Register, and no Register of · Birth or Death according to that Act should be given in · Evidence which should not be signed by some Person pro

fessing to be the Informant, and to be such Party as was therein required to give such Information to the Registrar :'

The Information to be furnished to any Registrar by a Coroner, under the Provisions herein-before recited, shall be in Writing signed by the Coroner, which shall specify, in addition to the Particulars required as aforesaid, the Time and Place at which the Inquest was holden ; and it shall not be necessary for the Coroner to sign his Name, Description, and Place of Abode in the Register, as required by Section Twentyeight of the said Act; but the Registrar shall enter in the Column of the Register Book in which the Signature of the Informant of the Death is in other Cases required to be made a Memorandum as follows; “ Information received from [inserting the Name of the Coroner), Coroner for Inquest held [Date of Inquest] ;” and any Register of Death containing such Entry shall be receivable in Evidence in like Manner as if signed by the Coroner as required by the Enactment in that Behalf herein-before recited; and the written Information furnished as aforesaid by the Coroner shall be kept by the Registrar until the Delivery by him to the Superintendent Registrar as required by Law, of a certified Copy of the Entry of such Death, and shall be delivered together with such certified Copy to the Superintendent Registrar, and shall be by him sent with such certified Copy to the Registrar General, and shall be thereafter kept in the General Register

Office. So much of

VI. So much of the Acts of the Session holden in the Sixth 6 & 7 Vict. and Seventh Years of King William the Fourth, Chapters Co. 85, and 86. Eighty-five and Eighty-six, and of an Act of the Session holden 1 Vict. c. 22. as in the Seventh Year of King William the Fourth and the First provides that Year of Her Majesty,

Chapter Twenty-two, as provides that the Cost of

the Cost of Register Books of Births and Deaths, Marriage Register Books, &c. to be paid" Register Books, and Forms of certified Copies thereof respecto Registrar tively, and of Marriage Notice Books furnished by the said General, repealed.

Registrar General, shall be paid by Guardians, or by Churchwardens and Overseers, or by the Registering Officer of the Society of Friends called Quakers, or the Secretary of any Synagogue of Persons professing the Jewish Religion, and also so much of the said Act of the Sixth and Seventh Years of King William the Fourth, Chapter Eighty-five, as enacts that the Cost of Forms of Certificates for Marriages furnished by the said Registrar General to any Superintendent Registrar shall be accounted for by such Superintendent Registrar to

the said Registrar General, shall be repealed. So much of VII. And whereas by the Act of the Session holden in 16 & 17 Vict. - the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter

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frame and provide such Books, Forms, and Regulations as he furnished to "might deem requisite for carrying into full Effect the Provi- Registrars, and • sions of that Act, and should transmit the same to the Super- themere Medical • intendent Registrars of each District in England and Wales, Officers and

who should deliver to the Medical Officers appointed as in Practitioners, " the said Act mentioned, and other duly qualified Medical repealed. · Practitioners in the said District, such of the said Books, • Forms, and Regulations as they might require for the Per• formance of the Duties imposed upon them by that Act, and " the Expenses to be incurred by the Registrar General under « the Provisions of that Act should be defrayed in the same · Manner as the Expenses under the said Act of the Sixth and • Seventh Years of King William the Fourth, Chapter Eighty« five :

The said Enactment, except so much thereof as directs the Registrar General to frame and provide such Books, Forms, and Regulations as therein mentioned, shall be repealed; and the Registrar General shall transmit from Time to Time to the Registrar of Births and Deaths in every Sub-District such Books, Forms, and Regulations as may be requisite for the Use of the Medical Officers appointed as in the said Act mentioned, and other duly qualified Medical Practitioners in the Sub-District; and every such Registrar shall deliver to such Registrars to Medical Officers and Practitioners respectively, without re

deliver Books, quiring Payment for the same, such of the said Books, Forms, Officers, &c. and Regulations as they may require for the Performance of without rethe Duties imposed upon them by that Act.

quiring Pay

same. CAP. XXVI. An Act to abolish the Property Qualifications of Members of Parliament.

[28th June 1858.] WH

HEREAS by the several Acts and Parts of Acts herein

after mentioned Provisions have been made for requiring, « on the Part of Members of the House of Commons elected • for England and Ireland respectively certain Qualifications in • respect of Property: And whereas it is expedient that the

said Provisions should be repealed :' 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 several Acts and Parts of Acts herein-after men- So much of tioned, (that is to say,) an Act of the Ninth Year of the Reign 9. Anne, c.5., of Queen Anne, intituled An Act for securing the Freedom of 59 G: 3.c. 37.; Parliament, by farther qualifying the Members to sit in the House 1 & 2 Vict. of Commons, an Act of the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of 6. 48., King George the Second, intituled An Act to enforce and render more effectual the Laws relating to the Qualification of Members 40 G. 3. c. 38.

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39 & 40 G.3. c. 67.,

(I.), and to sit in the House of Commons, an Act of the Fifty-ninth Year 41 G. 3. c. 101., of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled An Act for as relates to the further regulating the Qualification of Members to serve in the of Members United Parliament of Great Britain and Ireland, and an Act of elected to serve the Session of Parliament holden in the First and Second in Parliament repealed.

Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Qualification of Members to serve in Parliament, and so much of an Act of Parliament of England, and of an Act of Parliament of Ireland, respectively passed in the Fortieth Year of King George the Third, and respectively intituled An Act for the Union of Great Britain and Ireland, as provides that the Qualifications in respect of Property of the Members elected on the Part of Ireland to sit in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom shall be respectively the same as were then provided by Law in the Cases of Elections for Counties and Cities and Boroughs respectively in that Part of Great Britain called England, unless any other Provisions should thereafter be made in that respect by Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom, and so much of an Act of the Forty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled 'An Act for regulating, until the First Day of May One thousand eight hundred and two, the Trial of controverted Elections or Returns of Members to serve in the United Parliament of Great Britain and Ireland for that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, and for regulating the Qualification of Members to serve in the said United Par

liament, as relates to the Qualifications of Members elected to Repeal of Acts, serve in Parliament, shall be repealed : Provided always, that &c. not to re- the Repeal of the said recited Acts and Parts of Acts respecvive any hereto- tively shall not be construed to revive or re-enact any Act or fore repealed.

Part of Act heretofore repealed by any of the said Acts or
Parts of Acts respectively.

CAP. XXVII.
An Act to amend the Course of Procedure in the High

Court of Chancery, the Court of Chancery in Ireland,
and the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine
of Lancaster.

[28th June 1858.] WHEREAS it is expedient to amend further the Practice

and Course of Proceeding in the High Court of Chancery, the Court of Chancery in Ireland, and the Court of • Chancery of the County Palatine of Lancaster :' 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:

I. This Act shall commence and take effect from and after the First Day of November One thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight, and may be cited and referred to as “ The Chancery Amendment Act, 1858."

Commence. ment of Act.

Short Title.

II. In all Cases in which the Court of Chancery has Juris. Power to diction to entertain an Application for an Injunction against a

Court of Chan

cery to award Breach of any Covenant, Contract, or Agreement, or against Damages in the Commission or Continuance of any wrongful Act, or for the certain Cases. specific Performance of any Covenant, Contract, or Agreement, it shall be lawful for the same Court, if it shall think fit, to award Damages to the Party injured, either in addition to or in substitution for such Injunction or specific Performance, and such Damages may be assessed in such Manner as the Court shall direct.

III. It shall be lawful for the Court of Chancery, if it shall Damages may think fit, to cause the Amount of such Damages in any Case be assessed or to be assessed or any Question of Fact arising in any Suit or Fact arising Proceeding to be tried by a Special or Common Jury before in any Suit the Court itself; and the Court of Chancery may make all such may be tried Rules and Orders upon the Sheriff or any other Person for before the procuring the Attendance of a Special or Common Jury, for Court itself. such Assessment of Damages or the Trial of such Question of Fact, as may be made by any of the Superior Courts of Common Law at Westminster, and may also make any other Orders which to the Court of Chancery may seem requisite ; and every such Jury shall consist of Persons possessing the Qualifications, and shall be struck, summoned, balloted for, and called in like Manner, as if such Jury were a Jury for the Trial of any Cause in any of the said Superior Courts; and every Juryman so summoned shall be entitled to the same Rights and subject to the same Duties and Liabilities as if he had been duly summoned for the Trial of any such Cause in any of the said Superior Courts; and every Party to any such Proceeding shall be entitled to the same Rights as to Challenge and otherwise as if he were a Party to any such Cause; and generally for all Purposes of or auxiliary to the Assessment of Damages or the Trial of Questions of Fact by a Jury before the Court itself, and in respect of new Trials, the Court of Chancery shall have the same Jurisdiction, Powers, and Authority in all respects as belong to any Superior Court of Common Law, or to any Judge thereof for the like Purposes; provided that from any Order made by the Court on an Application made for a new Trial there shall be the same Right of Appeal as from any other Order of the Court.

IV. Any Question of Fact and any Question as to the Questions Amount of Damages which shall be so ordered to be tried by ordered to be a Jury before the Court itself shall be reduced into Writing in to be reduced such Form as the Court shall direct, and at the Trial the Jury into Writing. shall be sworn to try the said Question, and a true Verdict to give thereon according to the Evidence; and upon every such Trial the Court of Chancery shall have the same Powers, Jurisdiction, and Authority as belong to any Judge of any of the said Superior Courts sitting at Nisi Prius.

V. It shall also be lawful for the Court of Chancery, if it Damages may shall think fit, to cause the Amount of such Damages in any Questions of

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