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also subscribed to be conformable to the doctrine and discipline of the church of England, shall to all intents and purposes be deemed and taken to be the vestries of the said parishes respectively.

IV. Provided always, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to hinder the collector or collectors of the said parish of Saint Anne, as the saine now stands entire and uudivided, from collecting and mak. ing distress for any parish levies which shall remain unpaid by the inhabitants of that part of the said parish of Saint Anne hereby added to the parish of Fredericksville, or by the inhabitants of the said parish of Tillotson, at the time the said division shall take place, but such collector or collectors shall have the saino power to collect and distrain for the said levies, and shall be answerable for them in the same manner as if this act had never been made, any law, usage, or cus. tom to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding.

CHAP. XIX.

An Act to impower the Vestry of the Parish

of Saint George, in the County of Spotsylvania, to sell their Glebe, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

Vestry of St.

I. WHEREAS the glebe land of the parish of Saint George's pa. George, in the county of Spotsylvania, is inconvenirish in Spot- ently situated, and the houses thereon much out of rethorised to pair; and the minister, church-wardens, and vestry of sell their

the said parish have petitioned this present general glebe. assembly for leave to sell the same and purchase a

more convenient glebe: Be it therefore enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the said glebe land, with the appurtenances, be, and the same is hereby vested in the present vestry of the said parish, and in the vestry of the said parish for the time being, in trust: Nevertheless, That tho said vestry, or the greater part

of them, shall, by deed or deeds of bargain and sale, sell and convey the said glebe land, with the appurtenances, for the best price that can be got for the same, to any person or persons who shall be willing to purchase the same, to hold to such purchaser or purchasers, bis and their heirs and assigns, for ever.

II. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the money arising by the sale of the said glebe land shall, by the said vestry, be laid out and applied for and trwards purchasing a more convenient glebe, and erecting buildings theren, for the use and benefit of the minister of the said parish of Saint George, for the time being, for ever. III. And whereas it hath been represented to this

A piece of general assembly, that a piece of land belonging to the land belongparish of Bristol, before the division thereof, and now ing to parish

of Bristol, Īying in the parish of Dale, in the county of Chester

before the field, is too small and inconveniently situated for a division, and glebe for the use of the minister of the said parish of now in parDale; and that it is reasonable that the said land should ish of Dale in be sold, and the money arising from the sale thereof Chesterfield,

to be sold, equally divided between the said parishes of Bristol and money and Dale, to be laid out in improvements on the res divided. pective glebes of the said parishes: Be it therefore enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the said piece of land, with the appartenances, be, and the same is hereby vested in the present vestry of the said parish of Dale, and in the vestry of the said parish for the time being, in trust: Nevertheless, That the said vestry, or the greater part of them, shall, by deed or deeds of bargain and sale, sell and convey the said piece of land, with the appurtenances, for the best price that can be got for the same, to any person or persons who shall be willing to purchase the same; to hold to such purchaser or purchaser, his and their heirs and assigns, for ever.

IV. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the vestry of the said parish of Dale, after they have received the purchase money for which the said piece of land shall be sold, shall pay one moiety thereof to the vestry of the parish of Bristol for the use of the said parish.

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CHAP. XX.

An Act for dissolving the Vestry of the Pa

rish of Dettengen, in the County of PrinceWilliam, and for other purposes therein mentioned

ed.

Vestry of I. WHEREAS the vestry of the parish of DettenDettingen

gen, in the county of Prince William, have been guilparish in Prince-Wil

. ty of many illegal practices, very oppressive to the inliam dissolv- habitants of the said parish who have petitioned this

present general assembly that the said vestry may be dissolved: Be it therefore enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is nereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That the aforesaid vestry be, and it is hereby dissolved; and that all and every act and acts, thing and things, which at any time hereafter shall or may be done, performed. or suffered by the said vestry of the said parish shall be absolutely void and of none effect.

II. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the freeholders and house-keepers of the said parish shall meet at some convenient time and place, to be appointed and publicly advertised by the sheriff of the said county, at least one month before the last day of July next, and then and there elect twelve of the most able and discreet persons of the said parish to be vestrymen thereof; which said vestrymen, 80 elected, by virtue of this act, having, in the court of the said county of Prince William, taken the oaths mentioned and required to be taken by an act of parJiament, made in the first year of the reign of his late majesty king George, the first, intituled, An Act for the further security of his majesty's person and government, and the succession of the crown in the heirs of the late Princess Sophia (being Protestants) and for extinguishing the hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, bis open and secret abettors, and taken and subscribed the oath of abjuration, and repeated and subscribed the test, and also subscribed to be conformable to the doctrine and discipline of the church of England, shall, to all intents and purposes, be deemed and taken to be the vestrymen of the said parish; and

upon the death, removal, or resignation of any of the said vestrymen, the remaining vestrymen shall be, and they are hereby impowered to chuse and elect another vestryman in the room of such vestryman so dying, removing, or resigning.

ill. And whereas two actions are now depending in the general court of this colony, commenced by the church-wardens of the said parish of Dettengen, against certain persons who contracted with the vestry of the said parislı to erect their public buildings: Be it enacted, That such actions, and every of them, shall and may be prosecuted and continued to judgement and execution in the same manner as if this act had never been made; and the inoney recovered in any such action shall, by the plaintiff or plaintiffs, se paid to the churchwardens of the said parish, for the time being, for the use of the said parish. And in case any person or persons, plaintiffs in any such action, shall neglect or refuse to pay the money by them recovered to the churchwardens of the said parish, for the time being, as atoresaid, it shall and may be lawful for such church-wardens to commence and prosecute an action or actions upon the case for the recovery thereof against every such person, his or their executors or administrators, and to declare for so much money received to the use of such churcb-wardens.

IV. And whereas James Jouslin, formerly of the Certain lands county of Princess Anne, by his last will and testa. in Lynhaven

parish, in ment, in writing, bearing date the eighth day of Janile

Princess ary, in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundr d Anne, devisand ninety four-five, did give and devise a certain tracted by James or parcel of land, lying and being in the parish of Jouslin to Lynhaven, in the said county of Princess-Anne, unto phans of the his son Rich:rd Jouslin and his wife Elizabeth Jous. paris', aulin, to be equally divided between them during their thorised to

be sold. natural lives, and after his wife's decease to his said sun and his heirs for ever; but in case his said son should die without heirs lawfully begotten, then to the poor orphans of the said parish, towards their maintainance and education, and never to be sold by bis said son to any person whatsoever. And whereas the said Elizabeth is since dead, and also the said Richard Jouslin the son, without any issue lawfully begot. ten of his body. And whereas the said tract or parcel of land is poor, and inconveniently situated, and of little advantage to the poor orphans of the said coun

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ty; and it would be more advantageous to them if the said tract or parcel of land was sold, and the money arising by the sale thereof laid out in the purchase of a more convenient tract or parcel of land, and in making necessary buildings thereon: Be it therefore enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That all and singular the tract or parcel of land aforesaid, with the appurtenances, be, and the same are hereby vested in the present vestry of the said parish of Lynliaven, in the said county of Princess-Anne, and in the vestry of the said parish for the time being, in trust: Nevertheless, that the said vestry, or the greater part of them, shall, by deed or deeds of bargain and sale, duly executed, convey all and singular the said tract or parcel of land to such person or persons as shall be willing to purchase the same; to hold to such purchaser or purchasers. his and their heirs and assigns, for ever; and that the money arising by the sale of the said land shall be by them applied for and towards purchasing a more convenient tract or parcel of land, and in making and building such houses and improvements thereon as shall be necessary for the purposes mentioned in the said last will and testament of the said James Jouslin.

V. Saving to the king's most excellent majesty, his heirs and successors, and to all and every other person and persons, bodies politic and corporati', their respective heirs and successors (other than the persons claiming under the last will and testament of the said James Jouslin, deceased) all such estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsnever, as they, every, or any of them, should, or might have had, or claimed, if this act had never been made.

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