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Minister os the
Parish shall
perform the
Funeral
Service, &c.

steward os 5S.

to Persons giving
Notice to Parish
Officers of
"Bodies cast on
Shore.

Penalty of si. on Persons finding dead Bodies and not jjiiini,; Notice.

upon Notice to him or them given that any such Body or Bodies are thrown in or cast, on Shore by the Sea, and is or are lying within the Bounds of the Parish for which he or they shall be Churchwarden or Churchwardens, Overseer or Overseers of the Poor, to cause the same to be forthwith removed to some convenient Place, and witli all convenient Speed to cause such Body or Bodies to be decently interred in the Church-yard or Burial Ground of such Parish, so that the Expences attending on such Burial do not exceed the Sum which at that Time is allowed in such Parish for the Burial of any Person or Persons buried at the Expencc of such Parish: Provided always, that in cafe any such Body or Bodies (hall be thrown in or cast on Shore from the Sea in any Extra-parochial Place where there is no Churchwarden or Churchwardens, Overseer or Overseers of the Poor, then and in every such Cafe the Constable or Headborough of such Place shall, on Notice being given to him that such Body or Bodies is or are lying in such Extra-parochial Place, forthwith cause such Body or Bodies to be removed to some convenient Place, and with all convenient Speed cause the same to be buried in such and the like Manner as the Churchwardens and Overseers within England are hereby required to bury such Body or Bodies.

II. And be it further enacted, That every Minister, Parish Clerk, and Sexton of such respective Parishes shall perform their several and respective Duties in such and the like Manner as is customary in other Funerals, and shall admit of such Body or Bodies being interred in such Church-yards or Burial Grounds without any improper Loss of Time, receiving for the fame, by way of Compensation, such and the like Sums as in Cafes of Burials made at the Expence of such Parishes.

III. And be it further enacted, That in cafe any Person or Persons shall find any such Body or Bodies cast on Shore from the Sea by Wreck or otherwise, and shall within Six Hours thereafter give Notice thereof to some one of the Churchwardens or Overseers of the Poor of the Parish for the Time being in which such Body or Bodies (hall be found, or to the Constable or Headborough for the Time being, in cafe such Body or Bodies shall be found in any Extraparochial Place, or cause such Notice to be lest at his or their last or usual Place or Places of Abode, then and in every such Cafe such Person or Persons shall receive the Sum os Five Shillings for his, her, or their Trouble, such Sum to be forthwith paid to the Person or Persons first giving such Notice only ; but nevertheless that no greater Sum than Five Shillings shall be paid for any One Notice, although there may be a greater Number os such Bodies than One.

IV. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That in cafe any Person or Persons shall find any such Body or Bodies cast on Shore from the Sea by Wreck or otherwise, and shall not within Six Hours thereafter give Notice to some one of the Churchwardens or Overseers of the Poor of the Parish for the Time being in which such Body or Bodies shall be found, or to the Constable or Headborough for the Time being, in case such Body or Bodies (hall be found in any Extra-parochial Place, or cause such Notice to be left at his or their last or usual Place or Places of Abode, then and in ever)' Cafe such Person or Persons shall for every such Offence forfeit and pay the Sum of Five Pounds.

V. And

Churchwardens &r. (hall be reiinluirfetl hy Treasurer of the County, on Order of a Jullicc.

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V. And be it further enacted, That all necessary and proper Ex vnces (h Jl Payments, Costs, Charges, and Expences which shall be made or in- j>e P*'^ hy curred in or about the Execution of this Act, mall be made and paid ^c by the Churchwarden or Churchwardens, Overseer or Overseers,' Constable or Hcadborough for the Time being of such respective

Parishes and Places as aforesaid.

VI. 'And, for the Purpose of reimbursing him or them all such * Payments, Costs, Charges, and Expences,' be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful to and for any one Justice of the Peace for the County or Place within that Part of the United Kingdom called England, in which any such Body or Bodies shall have been so removed and buried as aforesaid, by any Writing under his Hand, to order and direct the Treasurer for such County to pay such Sum or Sums of Money to such Churchwarden and Churchwardens, Overseer and Overseers, Constable or Headborough, for his or their Costs and Expences in or about the Execution of tin's Act (after the fame shall have been duly verified on Oath) as to the said Justice shall seem reasonable and necessary; and such Treasurer shall and he is hereby authorized and required forthwith to pay the Sum or Sums of Money so ordered and directed to be paid to the Person or Persons empowered to receive the fame; and such Treasurer lhall be allowed the same in his Accounts.

VII. Provided always, and be it enacted, That in cafe any such Churchwarden or Churchwardens, Overseeror Overseers, Constable or Hcadborough, shall refuse or neglect to remove or cause to be removed such Body or Bodies from the Sea Shore to some convenient Place prior to the Interment thereof, for the Space of Twelve Hours after such Notice given to him or them, or left in Writing at his or, their last or usual Place or Places of Abode by any Person or Persons whomsoever, or shall neglect or refuse to perform the several other Duties required of him and them by this Act, then and in every such Case every such Churchwarden or Overseer, Constable or Headborough, shall for every such Offence forfeit and pay the Sum of Five Pounds.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That all Penalties and Forfeitures which shall be incurred under this Act, if not paid on Conviction, shall be levied and recovered by Distress and Sale of the Goods and Chattels of the Offender or Offenders, by Warrant under the Hand and Seal of any Justice of the Peace for the County or Place where the Offence shall happen (which Warrant such Justice is hereby empowered to grant on the Confession of the Party, or upon the Evidence os any credible Witness upon Oath) and the Surplus of the Money arising by such Distress and Sale (hall be returned on Demand to the Owner of such Goods and Chattels, after deducting the Costs and Charges of making, keeping, and selling the Distress; and such Penalties and Forfeitures, when recovered, shall be paid to the Informer or Informers; and in cafe sufficient Distress (hall not be found, or such Penalties and Forfeitures (hall not be paid forthwith, it shall and may be lawful to and for such Justice, and he is hereby authorized and required, by Warrant under his Hand and Seal, to cause the Offender or Offenders to be committed to the Common Gaol or House of Correction of such County or Place, there to remain without Bail or Mainprize, for any Time not exceeding Two Calendar Months, nor less than Fourteen Days, unless such Penal

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Recovery and
Application of
Penalties.

Form of
Conviction.

Appeal to tiie
(Quarter Sessions.

Proceedings shall not be quashed for want of Form.

Penalties, fcc. shall be paid by Persons incurring the fame, and Dot by the l'anlh.

ties and Forfeitures, and all reasonable Charges attending the Recovery thereof, (hall be sooner fully paid and satisfied.

IX. And be it further enacted, That in all Cafes where any Conviction (hall be had for any Offence or Offences committed against this Act or against any Order of Sessions, or any Matter in pursuance of this Act, the Form of Conviction Hull be in the Word* or to the Effect following; (that is to fay,)

1 T> E it remembered, That on this Day of

* XJ in the Year of the Reign of

« A. B. is convicted before One of His

* Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the of having [as

* the Offence Jhall be'] and I the said do adjudge him '[or them] to forfeit and pay for the same the Sum of

* Given under my Hand and Seal the Day and Year aforesaid.'

X. Provided always, and be it enacted, That if any Person or Persons shall think himself, herself, or themselves aggrieved by any Judgment or Determination, or by any Matter or Thing done in pursuance of this Act, such Person or Persons may appeal to the Justices of the Peace at the first General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden for the County or Place (within which the Matter of Appeal (hall arise) next after the Expiration of One Calendar Month from the Time such Matter of Appeal shall have arisen, the Person or Persons appealing having first given Ten Days Notice at least of his or their Intention to bring such Appeal, and of the Matter thereof, to the Person or Persons so appealed against, and forthwith after such Notice entering into a Recognizance before some Justice of the Peace for such County or Place, with sufficient Sureties conditioned to try such Appeal and abide the Order and Award of the said Court thereon; and the said Justices at such Sessions, upon due Proof of such Notice and Recognizance having been given and entered into, are hereby authorized and required to hear and determine the Matter of such Appeal in a summary Way, and to make such Determination therein, and to award such Costs to either of the Parties, or otherwise, as they (hall judge proper; and the said Justices may if they fee Cause mitigate any Fine, Penalty, or Forfeiture, and may also order such further Satisfaction to be made to the Party injured as they (hall judge reasonable; and all such Determinations ot the said Justices (hall be final, binding, and concluiive upon all Parties, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever.

XI. And be it further enacted, That where any Distress (hall be made for any Sum of Money to be levied by virtue of this Act, the Distress itself (hall not be deemed unlawful, nor the Party or Parties making the fame be deemed a Trespasser or Trespassers on account of any Defect or Want of Form in the Information, Summons, Conviction, Warrant of Distress, or other Proceedings relating thereto; nor shall the Party or Parties distrained be deemed a Trelpaflcr or Ticspassers ab itiilio, on account of any Irregularity that (hall be afterwards done by the Party or Parties so distraining, but the Person or Persons aggrieved by such Irregularity, shall and may recover full Satisfaction for the special Damage in an Action upon the Case.

XII. Provided always, and be it further enacted. That all Penalties and Expenccs attendant thereon, which shall be incurred under the Provisions of this Act, shall be paid and borne by the Person

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or Persons incurring the fame, and that the Parish or Place wherein such Person or Persons ought to have acted in the Duties prescribed by this Act (hall be wholly exempted therefrom.

XIII. 'Whereas in Cafes of dead Wrecks, wherein no living Per'son is found, or Owner known, the Lords of Manors on which any 4 such dead Body or dead Bodies may be warned in, and who are

* entitled to Wreck there, have usually paid a small Fee for the pla'cing such Body or Bodies in the Ground in the State in which the

* fame have been found, and such Payments have been adduced and 'admitted as Proof on Trials at Common Law of the Right of such 'Lords of Manors to Wrecks in such Manorsbe it therefore enacted, That in all and every such Cases it shall and may be lawful to and for all and every Lord or Lords of any Manor or Manors throughout England to pay or cause to be paid to the Churchwarden or Churchwardens, Overseer or Overseers, Constable or Headborough of such respective Parishes and Places as aforesaid, such and the like Sums as he or they was or were heretofore accustomed to pay for the placing any such Body or Bodies into the Ground as aforesaid; such Sums to go in part Payment and Discharge of the Costs and Expences to be incurred in or about the Execution ot this Act, and Credit to be given for the fame by such Overseers, Churchwardens, Constable or Headborough, in their Accounts with the County to which such Accounts (hall be submitted; any Thing in this Act to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding.

XIV. * And, for defraying the Expences of the Removal and 'Burial of such Body or Bodies as aforesaid, and all other Expences,

* necessary for the Execution of this Act,' be it further enacted, That the Justices of the Peace at the General or Quarter Sessions may cause such Sums of Money as mall be necessary for all or any of the 'Purposes aforesaid, to be raised in the same Manner as Rates are directed to be raised by an Act, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King Georgi the Second, intituled, An /i8 for the more easy assessing, colleSing, and levying of County Rates.

Lords of Manor,, Sic. fliall pay tLa strut Fee as heretofore ou interring dead Bodies, &e,

Expences of Interment fliall be raised 41 County Rates under

12 Gco. 3. c. 29.

CAP. LXXVI.

An Act for raising the Sum of Ten Millions Five hundred thousand Pounds by way of Annuities. [18th June 1808.]

*' Every Contributor of 100/. shall be entitled to a Principal of ** nil. 3/. 6d. in the Four per Cents., from 5 April 1808. § 1—• "Duties under 46 G. 3. c. 65. (hall not be charged on First Half"Year Dividends. $ 8.—Tieasury may remit to Ireland 2,500,000/. "$20.—To be provided for in Ireland. § 12.— Forging Receipts "for Contributions, Felony without Clergy. § 24.—Bank of England "(hall continue a Corporation till Annuities under this Act (hall f cease. § 25."

CAP. LXXVII. An Act to enable His Majesty to vest the Right of Appointment of Master of the Free School of Londonderry in the City and County of Londonderry, in the Bishop of Derry for the Time being. [18th June 1808.]

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His Majesty may grant to the Bisliop of Derry the Right of appointing a Masttr to the Free School of Deny.

Such Appointment (hall be fuhject to the Approbation of Lord Lieutenant.

The Duties following dull be paid, tru.

• "\T7HEREAS there is and has been for a Series of Years a 'VV School called a Free School in the City of Londonderry in 4 the County of Derry, and the Right of nominating and appoint4 ing a Mailer to the said Free School has been heretofore exercised

• by His Majesty and His Predecessors: And whereas His Majesty,

• on the humble Application of the Lord Bishop of Derry, has bet-u

• graciously pleased to signify His Royal Will and Pleasure, that so

• far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned the said Right of nomi

• nating and appointing a Master to the said Free School mould be

• absolutely vested in the Lord Bishop of Derry for the Time being; 'May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted;' and be it enacted by the King'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, That from and after the pasting of this Act, it shall and may be lawful to and for His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of that Part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, called Ireland, to grant unto the Lord Bishop of Derry for the Time being, and his Successors, the said Right of nominating and appointing a Master to the said Free School of Derry in the said City and County of Londonderry, freed and discharged from all Claim, Right and Title of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors.

II. Provided always, and be it enacted, That every Appointment of a Master to the said Free School by the Lord Bishop of Derry for the Time being, or his Successors, shall be subject to the Approbation of the Lord Lieutenant or Governor or Governors of Ireland for the Time being, testified by Writing under his or their Hand or Hands, and that all such Appointments as shall not receive such Approbation as aforesaid shall be null and void to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, and in such and the like Manner in all Respects as if the fame had not been made; any Thing herein contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding.

CAP. LXXVIII.

An Act to grant to His Majesty Duties upon Malt mnde in Ireland, and upon Spirits made or distilled in Ireland; and to allow certain Drawbacks on the Exportation thereof.

[23d June 1808.]

* Most Gracious Sovereign, « "\T7E, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the Com

• VV mons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 'in Parliament assembled, towards raising the necessary Supplies, have

• freely and voluntarily resolved, to give and grant unto Your Majesty

• the Duties herein-after mentioned, and do most humbly beseech « Your Majesty that it may be enacted and be it enacted by the King'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, That within and through that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, there shall be granted, raised, levied, collected, paid, and satisfied unto and to the Use of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, the several Duties herein-after mentioned; (that is to fay.)

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