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nt Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual No. LXVII. id Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and 57 Geo. III. y the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act

c. 126. ie said last-recited Act of the fifty-fourth year aforesaid shall be repealed, ad the same is hereby repeated, save and except as to so much of the 54 G. 3. c. 42. tid last-recited Act as repeals the said recited Act of the fifty-second

repealed. ear aforesaid, and also save and except as to any thing done before the assing of this Act, with respect to which the said Act shall remain and e in full force and effect as if this Act had not been made. - II. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing of this Persons de ict,

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any person or persons shall by day or by night enter by force into stroying Many house shop or place with an intent to cut or destroy any framework- chinery or nitted pieces, stockings, lace, or other articles or goods, being in the

Goods therein

to be deemed rame, or upon any machine or engine thereto annexed, or therewith to

guilty of Feore used or prepared for that purpose, or with an intent to break or destroy tony. 2* iny frame, machine, engine, tool, instrument, or utensil used in and for the working and making any such framework-knitted pieces, stockings,

ace, or other articles of goods in the hosiery or framework-knitted manuactory, or shall wilfully and maliciously, and without having the consent or authority of the owner, destroy or cut, with an intent to destroy or render useless, any framework-knitted pieces, stockings, lace, or other

articles or goods, being in the frame or upon any machine or engine as be aforesaid, or prepared for that purpose, or shall wilfully and maliciously,

and without having the consent or authority of the owner, break destroy or damage, with an intent to destroy or render useless any frame, machine, engine, tool, instrument, or utensil used in and for the working and making of any such framework-knitted pieces, stockings, lace, or other articles or goods in the hosiery or framework-knitted stockings, or framework lace manufactory, or shall wilfully and maliciously, and without having the consent or authority of the owner, break or destroy any machinery contained in any mill or mills used or any way employed in preparing or spinning of wool or cotton, or other materials, for the use of the stocking or lace manufactory, every offender being thereof lawfully convicted shall

be adjudged guilty of felony, and shall suffer death as in cases of felony 0:** without benefit of clergy.

III. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall continue and be in Continuance furce until the first day of August which will be in the year of our Lord of Act. one thousand eight hundred and twenty.

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50: [ No. LXVIII. ] 7 George IV. c. 60.-An Act to prevent

the wilful and malicious Destruction of Dwelling Houses

in Ireland.-[26th May 1826.] Ada WI

THEREAS divers ill-designing and disorderly persons in Ireland, No.LXVIII.

have of late wilfully and maliciously connitted great waste and 7 Geo. IV. destruction, by pulling down and demolishing dwelling-houses, and other buildings, whereof they have obtained possession by virtue or under colour of the title of some sufficient legal tenant or tenants for lives, with or without a covenant for renewal, or for years, or other less term, or at will, or by power under or by collusion with such tenant or tenants, or some occupier or occupiers thereof, and have converted and disposed to their own use of the materials fixtures and other effects arising from or being within or appurtenant to such houses and other buildings, or used and occupied therewith, to the great damage of his Majesty's subjects,

being lessors or owners of such houses buildings and other property, or Copy otherwise entitled thereto, or interested in the preservation thereof: And

whereas the remedy by suit in his Majesty's courts of equity to prevent
the commission of such waste and destruction is found to be insufficient
for the prevention thereof, by reason that the same may be committed
before it is possible to restrain the offenders by any equitable injımction
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No.LXVII), which might be decreed for that purpose: And whereas such waste and Geo. IV destruction, if once committed, is irreparable, by season that the persons C. 60.

so offending are generally persons in embarrassed or insolvent circumstances; and inasmuch as doubts have arisen whether, in case such possession as aforesaid hath been obtained by consent of the person or persons entitled to deliver the same, the parties offending can be convicted of any misdemeanor by any law now in force within this realm : And whereas it is expedient that such doubts be removed, and some more effectual remedy provided than by law now exis for the preservation from waste and destruction of dwelling-houses and other buildings let to tenants, and for securing to landlords and others their just rights in respect of such dwelling-houses, and other buildings fixtures and effects within or appurtenant to the sanie, or used and occupied therewith : Be it therefore enacted by the King's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Com

mons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the Persons ob- same, that froin and after the passing of this Aet all and every person and taining Pos persons who, under pretence of becoming bona fide tenant or tenants of session of any dwelling-house or other building, or by power under or collusion with Houses for the

any person or persons having or claiming to have title thereto as tenant Purpose of de

or tenants for ihe term of any life or lives, with or without any covenant inolishing

for renewal, or for years, or other less term, certain or at will, shall obtain them, or who being pos.

and get possession of any dwelling, house or other building, for the sessed, shall

fraudulent and malicious purpose of pulling down or demolishing the demolish or

saine, or of doing other unlawful waste or destruction, or who being poswaste them, sessed of any such dwelling house or other building, or part of such declared dwelling-house or other building, shall pull down or demolish or begin to guilty of Mis. pull down or demolish the same, or shall commit any other unlawful ice demeanor. waste or destruction thereof or thereto, or shall pull down or sever from

the freehold any fixture or utensil being within or appurtenant to such
dwelling-house or other building, or such part of such dwelling-house or vi
other buildings, or used or occupied therewith, or which, in a due course
of occupancy, ought not to be so pulled down or severed from the free-
hold, shall be deemed and are hereby declared to be guilty of a misde-
meanor, and shall be subject and liable on conviction thereof, to the like

pains and penalties as on cases of misdemeanor. Abettors, &c. II. And be it further enacted, That every person who shall wilfully of such Pro- and fraudulently aid abet or assist in the obiaining possession of any ceedings, shall dwelling-house or other building, or of any part of any dwelling-house also be guilty, or other building, for the fraudulent and malicious purpose of pulling of Misde.

down and demolishing the same, or of committing any other wilful and unlawful waste or destruction thereof or therein, or who knowing that the possession of any dwelling-house or other building, or of any part of any such dwelling-house or other building, hath been obtained for any such fraudulent and malicious purpose, shall wilfully and fraudulently aid and abet or assist in pulling down or demolishing the same, or in committing any other wilful and unlawful waste or destruction thereof or therein, or shall aid abet or assist in pulling down or severing from the freehold any fixture or utensil, being within or appurtenant to any such dwelling-house or other building, or to any part of such dwelling-huuse or other building, or used and occupied therewith, and which in due course of occupancy, ought not to be so pulled down or severed from the freehold, or who shall purchase or contract to purchase the materials, or any part of the materials of which such dwelling-house or other building, or any part of such dwelling-house or other building, was constructed, or any fixture or utensil being within or appurtenant to any such dwellinghouse or other building, or part of such dwelling-house or other building, or used and occupied therewith, and which, in due course of occupancy, ought not to be pulled down and severed from the freehold, shall in like manner be deemed and is herely declared to be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be subject and liable to the same or like pains and penalties, as persons convicted as principals as aforesaid would be liable to under the provisions of this Act, as well before as after the trial ort conviction of

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the principal person guilty of such misdemeanor, and whether any person No.LXVIII. or persons liable to be tried as principal or principals shall have been ap- Geo. IV. prehended or shall be amenable to justice or not.

III. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing of this Act, in all cases where any dwelling-house or other building, or any part When Suspiof any dwelling-house or other building, shall be held by virtue of any cion is enterlease or agreement, or for any term of years or other less term, certain or tajved of Inat will, whether the possession of such dwelling-house or other building, tent to demoor any part of such dwelling-house or other building, shall have been ob- lish or injure tained by fraud or not, whenever it shall be suspected that any person or Houses, persons is or are about to pull down or demolish, or to commit any un- Owners, &c.

lawful waste or destruction upon such dwelling-house or other building, or may make *** part of such dwelling-house or other building, it shall and may be lawful Oath thereof a to and for any owner lessor or landlord thereof, or any other person or

before a Ma4. persons entitled to the same, or interested in the preservation thereof, or

gistrate; for any trustee or agent acting upon the part or behalf of any lessor so interested to make and take an oath or affidavit in writing (or affirmation in writing, if a Quaker,) before any neighbouring magistrate if in the country, or before a legal or chartered magistrate if within a town city or other separate jurisdiction, or before a magistrate of the head office of police if in the city of Dublin, stating the belief and suspicion of the per

suns making such affidavit or affirmation, that some person or persons in :: the possession or occupation of such dwelling house or other building, or cat some part of such dwelling house or other building, or by the per

mission or collusion of some person in the occupation of such dwelling t; house or other building, or of some part of such dwelling house or other is building, hath or have an intention to commit or do propose to commit,

some such wilsul or fraudulent waste and destruction as is herein-before

described, or if any such waste or destruction shall have been commenced, er then that the same was fraudulent or malicious, and not for the purpose of - any intended improvement or beneficial alteration in such dwelling-house

or other building, or part of such dwelling-house or other building, and which oath and affirmation such magistrate or legal or chartered justice, or police magistrate, (as the case may be,) is and are hereby empowered and required to administer; and upon such affidavit or affirmation being made

by such person or persons as aforesaid, it shall and may be lawful for such who shall 1. justice of the peace, or legal or chartered magistrate or such police magis- thereupon Ens trate as aforesaid, to issue a notice in writing signed by such justices of give Notice to

the peace, chartered magistrate or police magistrate, before whom such the Parties not affidavit or affirmation shall be made, slating that information on oath or without the affirmation had been received, that some person or persons, occupiers Licence of of such dwelling-house or other building, or acting under or by the au« such Magisthorily or permission of and in collusion with such occupiers of such dwel- trate.

ling-house or other building, or any part of such dwelling-house or other Edule building, do intend and are about to commit wilful and fraudulent 0,9 Waste, by pulling down and destroying such dwelling-house or other buildcerem ing, or any part of such dwelling-house or other building, and cautioning oft and admonishing all such persons, and all persons whomsoever, not to s proceed to pull down or destroy or otherwise injure such dwelling-house me or other building, or any part of such dwelling-house or other building,

until special leave licence and authority for that purpose shall be first prooma cured from and given by the justice of the peace, or chartered or other ma

gistrate, by whom such notice shall be signed; and such notice so as aforesaid Service of ilde signed shall be served on any and every person by whom it shall be sus- such Notice. ed, i pected that such waste and destruction shall be intended to be committed, elling or by whom any such waste and destruction shall have been commenced, if such person can be found, and if not, then such notice shall be affixed

Persons Tube on the principal door or entrance of such dwelling-house or other build

pro. ing; and every and any person who, after being duly served with such ceeding in denotice, or after such notice shall be posted on the principal door or en- Houses after

trance of such dwelling-house or other building, shall, without such such Notice, pe leave licence or authority as aforesaid, pull down or demolish, or shall guilty of Mis

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No.LXVIII begin to pull down or demolish, or shall proceed in pulling down or del 7 Geo. IV. molishing any such dwelling-house or other building, or any part of such C. 60.

dwelling-house or other building, or who shall wilfully and unlawfully aid abet or assist in the pulling down or demolishing, or beginning to pull down or demolish, or proceeding in pulling down or demolishing of any such dwelling-house or other building, or any part of such dwelling. house or other building or in committing any unlawful waste or destruc tion thereof or therein, shall be deemned and is hereby declared to beguilty

of a misdemeanor. Notices good IV. And be it further enacted, That if any such notice as aforesaid shall though not be personally served on any person as aforesaid, or in case personal service addressed to

cannot be effected, if such 'notice shall be regularly posted, according any Person by the directions in this Act contained, on the door or principal entrance off Name.

any such dwelling house or other building, such notice shall be deemed good and sufficient for the purposes of this Act, although such notice shall not be addressed to such person by his or her proper name, or

byl any name whatsoever. Persons pull

V. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons whosa. ing down

ever shall, after the service or posting of such notice, begin to pull down. Houses, &c.

and destroy, or shall proceed in pulling down or destroying or shall other after such Notice, may

wise wilfully and maliciously injure and commit unlawful waste in on or

to be appre

any such dwelling-house or other building, or any part of such dwell hended and ling-house or other building, or if any person or persons having commencuk imprisoned

ed any such waste pulling down or desiruction, shall not immediately desist *** until they give from continuing and committing such offence, it shall and may be lawful Security not for any justice of the peace or magistrate as aforesaid, and he is hereby to proceed ja authorized and required to issue his warrant, under his hand and seal such Destruc- directed to any constable or constables, authorizing such constable or folde tion, and to re- stables to prevent such pulling down and destruction of such dwelling pair Damages. house or other building, or any part of such dwelling-house

or other build ing, and to take into custody and apprehend every person present aiding and assisting in such pulling down and destruction, and 10 bring all such persons before such magistrate ; and it shall be lawful for such magistrate or justice of the peace to commit any such offender, so taken and apple hended, to any neighbouring jail or prison, there to remain without bail or mainprize, until such offender shall give good and sufficient securir by recognizance, conditioned not to comunit or proceed in committing such wiltul waste and destruction ; and in case any such waste and destruction shall have been in part committed, then also conditioned to re build and repair such dwelling-house or other building, so as to leave the saine in as good tenantable order and condition as such dwelling-house of other building was in previous to the commission of such waste and des. truction as aforesaid, and which recognizance every such justice of the

peace or magistrate is hereby authorized and required to take. Parties may

VI. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That in case any tenproceed in

ant or tenants, occupier or occupiers, of any dwelling-house repairing

building, shall on being required so to do by any such justice of the peace of Houses, on magistrate as aforesaid, enter into a good and sufficient security, by recomm giving Secu. nizance, with two sufficient sureties, in such sum as such magistrate shall rity to Magis- require, conditioned to rebuild and repair any such dwelling-house of its trates so to do. other building within six calendar months from the date of such recognis

zance, and to put such dwelling-house or other building in as tenantable di state of repair, or in such the like state of repair as the same was previous to the commencement of any wilful waste and destruction thereof oil therein, then and in every such case it shall and may be lawful for such persons so entering into such recognizance, and their work men and assist. ants, to proceed in making any repair or alterations and improvements of or in such dwelling-bouse or other building, as if this Act had not been

made ; any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding: Not to prevent

VII. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing in this Persons from Act contained shall extend or be construed to extend to interrupt or interseeking Relief fere with the undoubted right that all or any person or persons who may by Bill in

feel theniselves aggrieved by any order niade by any magistrate chartered Chancery, &c.

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012 justice or police magistrate, under the provisions of this Act, from filing No.LXVIII.
vise a bill in his Majesty's High Court of Chancery or Exchequer in Ireland, 7 Geo. IV.
e against the person or persons on whose behalf and application such magis-
túi trate chartered justice or police magistrate may have made any order

under the provisions of this Act, and complaining of any grievance or in-
justice arising out of such order, and seeking such relief as he may require;
on which it shall be lawful for the court in which such bill shall be filed,
to make such’order or decree, either confirming or reversing or varying such

order of such magistrate chartered justice or police magistrate, as the 1 justice of

the case may require. VIII. Provided also, and be it enacted, That nothing in this Act con- Act not to tained shall extend or be construed to extend to deprive any lessor land- affect former lord or other person of any remedy either at law or in equity which be- Remedies of fore the passing of this Act such lessor landlord or other person might Landlords,&c. legally or equitably have pursued against any person or persons whomsoever, either for the obtaining satisfaction for any injury sustained by such lessor landlord or other person, or for preventing such injury, not

withstanding the offence by which such injury may be occasioned shall d

be such as to incur the penalty of misdemeanor within the meaning of

this Act; but it shall and may be lawful for any lessor landlord or other a person to institute and pursue all or any of such remedies, and to receive

satisfaction thereupon, in the same manner as if this Act had not been
made; any thing in this Act contained to the contrary in anywise note
withstanding.
(No. LXIX.] 7 & S George IV. c. 30—An Act for consoli-

dating and amending the Laws in England relative to

malicious Injuries to Property.-[21st June 1827.) WI

HEREAS various statutes now in force in that part of the United No. LXIX.

Kingdom called England, relative to malicious injuries to proper- & 8 G. IV. i santy, are by an Act of the present session of Parliament repealed, from and

after the last day of June in the present year, except as to offences comupp mitted before or upon that day, and it is expedient that the provisions

contained in those statutes should be amended and consolidated into this

Act, to take effect at the same time as the said repealing Act : Be it therei fore enacted by the King's most excellent Majesty, by and with the adi vice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in

this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, ve the That 'this Act shall commence on the first day of July in the present year.

II. And be it enacted, That if any person shall unlawfully and mali. Commenceddle ciously set fire to any church or chapel, or to any chapel for the religious ment of Act. is worship of persons dissenting from the united church of England and Ire. Setting fire to

land, duly registered or recorded, or shall unlawfully and maliciously set a Church, v ter fire to any house, stable, coach-house, outhouse, warehouse, office, shop, Chapel, House, othei mill, malthouse, hop oast, harn, or granary, or to any building or erection or certain used in carrying

on any trade or manufacture, or any branch thereof, whe- Buildings. ecother the same or any of them respectively shall then be in the possession of

the offender, or in the possession of any other person, with intent there

by to injure or defraud any person, every such öffender shall be guilty of gni • felony, and being convicted thereof, shall suffer death as a felon.

III. And be it enacted, That if any person shall unlawfully and mali. Destroying

ciously cut break or destroy or damage with intent to destroy or to render Silk, Woolleu, for useless, any goods or article of silk, woollen, linen, or cotton, or of any Linen, or

Cotton Goods one or more of those materials mised with each other, or mixed with

any

in the Loom, other material, or any framework-knitted piece, stocking, hose, or lace re

&c., or any spectively, being in the loom, or frame, or on any machine or engine, or

Machinery on the rack or tenters, or in any stage process of progress of manufacture; belonging to or shall unlawfully and maliciously cut break or destroy or damage with in- those Manutent to destroy or to render useless, any warp or shute of silk, woollen, linen, factures, &c.

or cotton, or of any one or more of those materials mixed with each other, may or mixed with any other material, or any loon, frame, machine, engine,

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