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7 GEORGE 4, Cap. 77, Secs. 28–32.-An act to extend to Charing Cross, the Strand, and places adjacent, the powers of an act for making a more convenient communication from Marylebone park; and to enuble the commissioners of his majesty's woods, forests and land revenues to grant leases of the site of Carlton palace.

XXVIII. And be it further enacted, that it shall and may be Commissionlawful for the said commissioners acting in the execution of this act the burialto take or use, for the purposes of this act, so much of the burial- ground of St. ground of the parish of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields as lies on the the-Fields. south side of the said church, as may be required for the purpose; and the ground so taken, and the fee simple and inheritance thereof, shall be and are hereby vested in the king's majesty, his heirs and successors, for the purposes of this act.

XXIX. And be it further enacted, that the said commissioners Commissa acting in execution of this act shall be and are hereby empowered provide a and required, out of the monies to be applied for the purposes of this

ground. act, to purchase or otherwise provide a piece or parcel of ground, to be approved by the lord bishop of London and the vicar of the parish of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields for the time being, to be appropriated in enlarging that part of the present burial-ground as is situated on the north and east sides of the said church, such additional ground to be used as and for a burial-ground for the parishioners of the said parish of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, and to procure the same to be consecrated and settled for that purpose, in such manner as the lord bishop of London for the time being, or such person as he shall appoint, shall direct; and to cause such burial-ground to be made under pavement, and enclosed in such manner as the lord bishop of London and the vicar of the said parish of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields for the time being shall approve ; and the said commissioners shall cause a proper gate or gates to be erected as an entrance thereto, with locks and other fastenings; and such new burial-ground, and the soil thereof, and the freehold and inheritance of the same in fee simple, shall be vested in the same manner, and shall be subject to the same peculiar jurisdictions and visitations, as the present burialground of the parish of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields.

XXX. And be it further enacted, that the graves in the present The graves burial ground of the parish of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, on the to be disturbsouth side of the said church aforesaid, shall be as little disturbed, as may be. and as little damage shall be done to the grave stones therein, as reasonably may be. . XXXI. And be it further enacted, that whenever it shall be Bodies dis

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pursuance and execution of this act, to open or disturb any grave or graves, or any burial vault or vaults, in the said present burial-ground of the parish of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, on the south side of the said church aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the

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heirs, executors, administrators, relations or friends of any person or persons who shall have been interred or deposited in such grave or graves, vault or vaults, with the consent of the vicar and churchwardens of the said parish, or the major part of them, to remove and carry away the remains of any such person or persons, and place the same in such new burial-ground, or any other church-yard or consecrated ground, in such manner as the lord bishop of London for the time being, or such person as he may appoint, shall direct; and that the expenses of such removing, carrying away, and placing (not exceeding in any one case the sum of ten pounds), shall be paid by the said commissioners acting in the execution of this act, out of the monies to be applied for the purposes of this act; and that the remains of such person or persons as shall have been interred or deposited in the graves or vaults so to be opened and disturbed as aforesaid, which shall not be removed or carried away as aforesaid, shall (except such graves or vaults shall be finally closed up), at the expense of the said commissioners acting in the execution of this act, to be paid out of the monies to be raised by virtue of this act, be removed from such graves or vaults into and be interred in such new burial-ground as aforesaid, in such manner as the lord bishop of London for the time being, or such person as he shall appoint

shall direct. Grave stones XXXII. And be it further enacted, that the grave stones laid in to be removed.

the said burial-ground of the parish of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields on the south side of the said church, shall be removed into and put up and laid in such new burial-ground as aforesaid, in such manner as the lord bishop of London for the time being, or such person as he shall appoint, shall direct, and the expense thereof defrayed by the said commissioners acting in the execution of this act, out of the monies to be raised by virtue of this act.

9 GEORGE 4, CAP. 70, Secs. 5 & 6.-An act to alter and enlarge the powers of an act passed in the seventh year of the reign of his present majesty, for extending to Charing Cross, the Strand, and places adjacent, the powers of an act for making a more convenient communication from Marylebone park, and for enabling the commissioners of his majesty's woods, forests, and land revenues to grant leases of the site of

Carlton palace; and for other purposes relating thereto. So much of

V. Whereas it was by the said in part recited act of the seventh 7 G. 4, as

year of the reign of his present majesty, amongst other things, removal of remains of

further enacted, that it should be lawful for the said commispersons from sioners acting in the execution of the said act to take or use, for fepeated the purposes of the said act, so much of the burial-ground in the

parish of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields as lay on the south side of the church as might be required for the purpose, and the ground so taken, and the fee simple and inheritance thereof, should be and were thereby vested in the king's majesty, his heirs and successors, for the purposes of the said act; and it was further enacted, that whenever it should be necessary, in pursuance and execution of the said in part recited act, to open or disturb any grave or graves, or any burial vault or vaults, in the said present burial-ground of the parish of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, on the south side of the said church aforesaid, it should be lawful for the heirs, executors, admi

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nistrators, relations, or friends of any person or persons who should have been interred or deposited in such grave or graves, vault or Faults, with the consent of the vicar and churchwardens of the said parish, or the major part of them, to remove and carry away the remains of any such person or persons, and place the same in such new burial-ground as therein mentioned, or any other church-yard or consecrated ground, in such manner as the lord bishop of London for the time being, or such person as he might appoint, should direct; and that the expenses of such removing, carrying away, and placing not exceeding in any one case the sum of ten pounds) should be paid, by the said commissioners acting in the execution of the said in part recited act, out of the monies to be applied for the purposes of the said act; and that the remains of such person or persons as should have been interred or deposited in the graves or vaults so to be opened and disturbed as aforesaid, which should not be removed or carried away as aforesaid, should (except such graves or vaults should be finally closed up), at the expense of the said commissioners acting in the execution of the said act, to be paid out of the monies to be raised by virtue of the said act, be removed from such graves or vaults into and be interred in such new burial-ground as aforesaid, in such manner as the lord bishop of London for the time being, or such person or persons as he should appoint, should direct: and whereas in order to facilitate the removal of the remains of the various persons who have been interred or deposited in the graves or vaults of the present burial-ground of the parish of Saint Martinin-the-Fields, on the south side of the said church aforesaid, it is expedient, and would be of great saving to the public, if the said powers given by the said in part recited act for the removal of such remains as aforesaid were repealed, and such new provisions made in respect thereof as hereinafter is mentioned; be it therefore enacted, that from and after the passing of this act so much of the said in part recited act as relates to the removal of the remains of the various persons who have been interred or deposited in the graves or vaults of the said burial-ground of the parish of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, on the south side of the said church as aforesaid, shall be and the same is hereby repealed.

VI. And be it further enacted, that whenever, at any time after Commissionthe passing of this act, it shall be necessary, in pursuance and execu-ed to remove tion of the said in part recited act, to open or disturb any grave or remains of graves, or any burial vault or vaults, in the said burial-ground of the the burialparish of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, on the south side of the said ground of church aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the said commissioners acting in the execution of the said recited act, with the consent of the vicar and church wardens for the time being of the said parish of Saint Marlin-in-the-Fields, or the major part of them, to remove and carry away the remains of any such person or persons as shall have been interred or deposited in such grave or graves, vault or vaults, and place the same either in such new burial-ground as by the said in part recited act the said commissioners are empowered and required to provide, or in any other church-yard or consecrated ground, in such manner as the lord bishop of London for the time being, or such person or persons as he may appoint, shall direct; and that the

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expenses of such removing, carrying away, and placing, (not exceeding in any one case the sum of ten pounds) shall be paid by the said commissioners acting in the execution of the said in part recited act, out of the monies to be applied for the purposes of the said act.

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POR REFERENCE, IF NECESSARY,
TO ACTS OF PARLIAMENT PASSED SUBSEQUENT TO A, D. 1841,

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