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to ascer- messuages, lands, tenements, tithes, or hereditaments, whereby tain and settle un
it shall be agreed that any unknown or disputed boundaries known or or quantities of such manors, messuages, lands, tenements, disputed boundaries tithes, or hereditaments, or any part thereof, shall be referred or quan: to the adjudication of such person or persons as may be tities of manor3 agreed upon and named by the said Archbishop, Bishop, &c. leased.
Dean, Dean and Chapter, or other corporation aggregate or sole, and by his or their lessee or lessees, copyhold or customary tenant or tenants, sub-lessee or sub-lessees, under-tenant or under-tenants, his, her, or their heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, or by such owner or owners of
any other hereditaments situate as aforesaid ; and Referees that such referee or referees shall be fully authorized to Surveys,
make or cause to be made surveys, maps, and admeasurements Maps, and of the said manors, messuages, lands, tenements, tithes, and Admeasurements;
hereditaments, or any part thereof, and to summon any perto summon sons as witnesses, and examine them on oath (which oath mine wit- he or they are hereby authorized to administer) touching
or concerning any of the matters or things so referred as to call for aforesaid, or in any way relating thereto; and also to call all Deeds, for the production of all surveys, maps, deeds, books, papers,
and writings in the custody or power of any of the parties to
the said reference, or of any other person or persons, of or to make concerning the matters in question ; and the said referee or Awards, with Maps referees, having well and sufficiently investigated and conthereto, sidered the same, and all matters to him or them referred, on parch
shall and may make his or their award or awards in writing, vellum.
under his or their hand and seal or hands and seals, with a map or maps drawn thereupon or thereunto annexed, and which said award or awards and map or maps shall be upon parchment or vellum, and shall award and determine, identify, delineate, and describe the boundaries, quantities, particulars, and situations of the said manors, messuages, lands, tene
ments, tithes, and hereditaments so referred to him or them Awards as aforesaid ; and the said award or awards and map or maps and Maps shall be laid before all the parties to any such agreement before of reference or deed of submission, including the party or and their parties whose consent is required by this Act, whose approapproba- bation thereof shall be written upon the said award or awards, written. and shall be signed and sealed by them, and thereupon the
tion to be
said award or awards and map or maps shall be for ever afterwards binding upon all parties, and final and conclusive as to all matters therein contained or thereby referred to.
2. Provided always, and be it further enacted, that in Certain every case in which any of the powers herein-before contained
required shall be exercised by any Bishop, Dean, Archdeacon, Pre- to render bendary, or other ecclesiastical corporation sole, the deed of
ceedings submission or agreement of reference, and also the approba- under this tion of the award, shall, in the case of a Bishop, be executed by the Archbishop of the Province testifying his consent thereto; or in case of a Dean, the same shall be executed by the Dean and Chapter testifying their consent thereto; or in the case of an Archdeacon, Prebendary, or other ecclesiastical corporation sole, the same shall be executed by the Archbishop or Bishop of the diocese testifying his consent thereto. 3. And be it further enacted, that from and after the pass- Power to
, ing of this Act it shall and may be lawful to and for the said married lessee or lessees, copyhold or customary tenant or tenants, Women, sub-lessee or sub-lessees, under-tenant or under-tenants, &c., to and such other owner or owners as herein-before named, enter into his, her, or their heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, who at the time of making any reference authorized by this Act shall be tenant or tenants in fee tail, general or special, or for life or lives, and for the guardians, husbands, committees, or attornies of or acting for any such lessee or lessees, copyhold or customary tenant or tenants, sublessee or sub-lessees, under-tenant or under-tenants, and such other owner or owners as herein-before named, his, her, or their heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, who at the time of making any such reference shall be respectively an infant or infants, feme covert or femes covert, or of unsound mind, or beyond the seas, or under any other legal disability, or otherwise disabled to act for themselves, himself, or herself, to sign, seal, and deliver any agreement of reference or deed of submission or approbation of any award or awards and map or maps authorized by this Act to be made, as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes as if such lessee or lessees, copyhold or customary tenant or tenants, sub-lessee or sub-lessees, under-tenant or under
tenants, and such other owner or owners as herein-before named, his, her, or their heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, had been tenant or tenants in fee simple, and of full age, sole, of sound mind, or within the realm of Eng
land, and not under any other legal disability. Agree- 4. And be it further enacted, that, immediately after the ments or Deeds of execution by the parties of the instrument shewing their Reference, approbation of any award to be made by virtue of this Act, Awards, and Maps, the agreement of reference or deed of submission, and also to be de.
the award or awards and map or maps authorized to be posited in Registry made by this Act, and a copy of the minutes of evidence of Archbishop,
whereupon the same is made, shall be deposited, in the case Bishop, of any reference by any Archbishop or Bishop, in the office
of their own Registrar; and in case of any reference by any Dean, Dean and Chapter, Archdeacon, Prebendary, Canon, and other Dignitary and Officer of a Cathedral or Collegiate Church or Chapel, in the office of the Registrar of the Dean and Chapter thereof; and in case of any reference by any Masters or other Heads, or by any Fellows and Scholars, or other Societies herein-before named, in the office of the Steward or other proper Officer of their said Colleges and
Halls; and every such Registrar, Steward, or other Officer, Documents or some person or persons on his behalf, shall produce the to be pro- documents and papers so deposited with him or any of them, inspection. at all proper and usual hours of business, to every person
interested in the subject matter of such award, or to his or her agent duly authorized, who shall make application to inspect the same or any of them, and shall furnish a copy or copies of the same or any of them to every
person or agent who shall make application for such copy or copies ; Registrar's and every such Registrar, Steward, or other Officer shall Fees.
in every case be entitled to the sum of five shillings and no more for receiving and preserving the agreement of reference or deed of submission, award or awards, map or maps, and copy of the minutes of evidence as aforesaid, and the sum of one shilling and no more for every production of the same or any of them to be inspected, and the sum of sixpence and no more for every folio containing seventy-two words of every copy, and the sum of ten shillings and no more for every copy of a map so made as aforesaid.
5. And be it further enacted, that the expences attending Expences every reference which shall be made under the authority of
rence how this Act, and all the proceedings hereby required relating to be paid. to the same, shall be paid and borne by the parties thereto in such manner, shares, and proportions as they shall agree ; and in case the said parties shall not make any agreement relating to such expences, then all such expences, or so much thereof as shall not be provided for by such agreement, shall be paid and borne by the said parties in equal moieties. 6. Provided also, and be it further enacted, that this Act Act limited
to England shall extend only to that part of the United Kingdom called and Wales. England and Wales S.
3 & 4 Gul. IV, Cap. XXXI.
tions and other public companies now required
increased by reason of certain meetings which are usually or occasionally held thereon ; and whereas it is the duty of the Legislature to remove as much as possible impediments to the due observance of the Lord's Day; 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 Commons in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that every meeting or adjourned meeting of any vestry or corporation, whether ecclesiastical or civil, or of any public company, for the Elections nomination, election, appointment, swearing in, or admission
of Corpoof any officer or officers, or for the transaction of any other rations and
other pubsecular affair of such vestry, corporation, or company, and
: Where leasehold lands are intermixed with other lands and cannot be certainly identified, the Inclosure Commissioners are empowered by 9 & 10 Vict. c. 70, s. 8, whether an Inclosure be pending or not, to determine the boundaries and to make an award thereon.
panies now every other meeting of a public and secular nature, which, be held on according to any Act of Parliament, or according to any a Sunday charter, grant, constitution, deed, testament, law, prescripshall be held on the tion, or usage whatsoever, is or shall be required to be held Saturday preceding
on any Lord's Day, or on any day which shall happen to or the
be on a Lord's Day, shall be held on the Saturday next preMonday following. ceding or on the Monday next ensuing, at the like hour, with
like form and effect, as if the same had been held on such Lord's Day; and every matter transacted at any such meeting or adjourned meeting held upon any Lord's Day shall
be absolutely void and of none effect to all intents and If election purposes whatsoever : provided always, that when no such take place nomination, election, appointment, swearing in, or admission
shall have taken place on such Saturday, every person whose Saturday
person term of office would, according to any such Act, charter, holding the grant, constitution, deed, testament, law, prescription, or continue usage, have expired on any such Lord's Day, shall continue so to do
in office, and exercise and enjoy all the powers and privileges until the Monday. annexed or relating to such office, until and on such Monday
next ensuing, in the same manner as if such Monday had been the customary day of nomination, election, appointment,
swearing in, or admission. Elections 2. And be it further enacted, that whenever the nominanot inade on such
tion, election, appointment, swearing in, or admission of any Saturday such officer or officers as before mentioned shall not take or Monday shall be
place on such Saturday or Monday, or shall become void, the case shall be and is hereby declared to be within the
provisions of an Act made and passed in the eleventh year visions of of His late Majesty King George the First, intituled, An Act 11 Geo. 1, C. 4. for preventing the inconveniences arising for want of Elec
tions of Mayors or other chief Magistrates of Boroughs or Corporations being made upon the days appointed by charter or usage for that purpose, and directing in what manner such Elections shall be afterwards made, as fully and effectually as if such officer or officers had been expressly named in the said Actt.
• By 11 Geo. 1, C. 4, it is provided that where an election is not made on the proper day the electors may meet on the next day for the purpose and may then make a valid election ; and that if this be not done the Court of King's Bench may award a writ of Mandamus for an election to be made on a day named in the writ.
taken to be within