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chase the same, to hold to such purchaser or purchasers, and his or their heirs and assigns for ever. Saving to the king's most excellent majesty, his heirs and successors, and to all and every other person and persons, bodies politic and corporate, their respective heirs and successors, other than the minister and vestry of the said parish, all such right, title, interest, claim, and demand, as they, every, or any of them, should, or might, have had, or claimed, to the said glebe land, if this act had never been made. III. And whereas by one act of Assembly, made in

the twenty-second year of the reign of his present.

majesty, intituled, An act for dividing the parish of Truro, and dissolving the vestry of the parish of Suffolk, and other purposes therein mentioned; it was, among other things, enacted, That from and after the eleventh day of June then next, the said parish of Truro, should be divided by Difficult Run, and its meanders from the mouth to the head thereof, and from thence by a line to the head of Pope's head-run, and down the said run, its several courses and meanders, to the mouth thereof, and that all that part of the said parish, situate on the lower side of the said runs, and line shoald be one distinct parish, and retain the name of Truro, and all that other part thereof, situate on the upper side of the said runs and line, should be one other distinct parish, and called by the name of Cameron, but it was not provided by the said act, that the inhabitants, of the said parish of Cameron, should be reimbursed the charges which had been levied on them, for purchasing and building on the said glebe, before the said parish of Truro was divided, it being just that they should have some satisfaction for the same: IV. Be it therefore further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the said vestry of the parish of Truro, after they shall have received the purchase money, for which the said glebe shall be sold, shall pay to the vestry of the said parish of Cameron, for the use of their said parish, such part of the said money, as their proportion thereof would have amounted to, at the time of the said division, if such sale had been then made. - \ V. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the residue of the said money, arising by the sale of the said glebe, shall by the said vestry of the parish of Truro, be laid out and applied towards purchasing a good and covenient glebe, for the use and benefit of the minister of the said parish of Truro, for the time being, for ever.

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.An Act for dissolving the Westry of the parish of .Nottoway, in the county of .imelia, and electing a new Westry in the said parish.

vestry of I. WHEREAS it hath been represented to this Ge[... in neral Assembly, that the election of yestrymen, in the j ...?" parish of Nottoway, in the county of Amelia, was ilAmelia dis- legal, and the inhabitants of the said parish have pesolved, and a titioned for a dissolution of the vestry thereof; i." “ II, BE it therefore enacted, by the Lieutenant-Govern- or, Council and Burgesses of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That the vestry, or pretended vestry, of the said parish, is hereby dissolved, and that all and every act and acts, thing and things, which at any time or times hereafter, shall or may be performed, suffered, or done by them as a vestry, or pretended vestry, of the said parish, shall be, and are hereby declared to be, utterly void, to all intents and purposes whatsoever. III. Provided always, That all and every levy and levies heretofore made, and every other act and thing, by the said vestry, or pretended vestry, done, or suffered, shall be good, valid, and effectual, in as full and ample manner, as if the clection of the said vestry had been legal and regular. IV...And be it further enacted, by the authority of resaid, That the freeholders, and house keepers, of the said parish of Nottoway, shall meet, at some convenient time and place, to be appointed, and publicly advertised, at least one month before, by the sheriff of the said county, before the tenth day of June next,

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and then, and there, elect twelve of the most able and discreet persons of the said parish, to be vestrymen thereof, which said vestry then, so elected, having in the court of the said county of Amelia, taken and subscribed the oaths appointed to be taken by one act of Fo made in the first year of the reign of his ate 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, and his 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.

CHAP. XXIX.

Jin let for establishing the town of West. ham, in the county of Henrico.

I. WHERE AS one hundred and fifty lots, with Town of . streets, have been laid off for a town at Westham in Yolo In

the county of Henrico, on the land lately belonging to Beverley Randolph, esq. deceased, and William Randolph, gentleman, the present proprietor, is de

sirous that the land lying between the said town and '

the river should be also included: And whereas the
said town is seated near the lower landing of an ex-
tensive navigation, above the falls of James river, and
is likely to become the chief place of trade for all the
upper inhabitants of that river, and its several
branches;
II. BE it enacted. by the Lieutenant Governor, Coun-
cil, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That
the said one hundred and fifty lots, and streets, alrea-
dy laid out, together with the land between those lots
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enrico county established.

and the river, be, and are hereby constituted, appointed, erected and established, a town, to be called by the name of Beverley: That the freeholders and inhabitants of the said town, shall, for ever hereafter, enjoy the same rights and privileges, which the freeholders and inhabitants of other towns, erected by act of Assembly in this colony, have and enjoy; and that it shall and may be lawful for the keepers of storehouses already built, or which shall hereafter be built in the said town, for the reception of tobacco, and other wares and merchandizes, to take the like prices for storage, and shall be under the same rules and regulations, which are appointed by act of Assembly for the keepers or owners of public storehouses.

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.in Jet for establishing the town of Smith

field, in toe county of Isle of Wight, and

to prevent wooden chimkiies being built therein.

Town of I. FORASMUCH as it hath been represented to §.ld, this Assembly, that Arthur Smith, of the county of in county of Isle of Wight, gentleman, hath laid out a parcel of his Isle of Wight lands on Pagan creek, in the said county, into lots ** and streets for a town by the name of Smithfield, and made sale of the said lots to divers persons who have since settled and built, and are now settling and building thereon; and that the said town is situate on an healthy place, and open to trade and navigation. II. BE it 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 parcel of land, lately belonging to the said Arthur Smith, on Pagan-creek, in the county of Isle of Wight, be, and is hereby established a town, as the same is already laid out, to be called by, and retain the name of Smithfield, and that the freeholders of the said town, shall, for ever hereafter, have and enjoy the same privilegss which the freeholders of other towns, established by act of Assembly, have and enjoy.

%. And whereas it is expedient that trustees should be appointed to lay off and regulate the streets, and to settle the bounds of the said town, Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the passing of this act, Robert Burwell. Arthur Smith, William Hodsolen. James Baker, James Dunlop, James Arthur. and Joseph Bridger, gentlemen, be constituted and appointed trustees for the said town, and they, or any four or more of them, are hereby authorized and impowered, from time to time, and at all times hereafter, to lay off and regulate the streets of the said town, and to settle and determine all disputes concerning the bounds of the lots of the said town, and to settle and establish such rules and orders, for the more regular and orderly building of the houses in the said town, as to them shall seem best and most convenien'.

IV. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That in case of the death, removal out of the country, or other legal disability of any one or more of the trustees before named, it shall and may be lawful, for the surviving or remaining trastees, from time to time, to elect and choose 20 many other persons in the room of those so dead or removed, as shall make up the number of seven, which trustees so chosen, shall, to all intents and purposes, be vested with the same power, as any other in this act particularly nominated and appointed.

V. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That it shall not be lawful for any person whatsoever, to erect or build, or cause to be erected or built, in the said town, any wooden chimney: And if any person shall presume to erect or build any wooden chimney, contrary to the directions of this act, it shall and may be lawful for the sheriff of the said county, and he is hereby required, to cause such chimney to be pulled down and demolished.

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