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And where the purchase or consideration money shall exceed

Stamp Duty: £600, then for every £100, and also for any fractional part £ $. d. on Transfers; of £100, . . . . . . . . .

0 10 0 And it is hereby directed, that the Purchase Money or Consi. deration shall be truly expressed and set forth in words at length in or upon every such principal or only Deed or Instrument of Conveyance; and where such Consideration shall consist either wholly or in part of any Stock or Security, the Value thereof respectively, to be ascertained as hereinafter mentioned, shall also be truly expressed and set forth in manner aforesaid in or upon every such Deed or Instrument; and such Value shall be deemed and taken to be the Purchase or Consideration Money, or Part of the Purchase or Consideration Money, as the case may be, in respect whereof the ad valorem Duty shall be charged as aforesaid.

And where the Consideration, or any part of the Consideration, shall be any Stock in any of the Public Funds, or any Government Debenture, or Stock of the Bank of England or Bank of Ireland, or any Debenture or Stock of any Corporation, Company, Society, or Persons or Person, payable only at the Will of the Debtor, the said Duty shall be calculated (taking the same respectively, whether constituting the whole or a part only of such Consideration,) according to the average selling price thereof respectively, on the Day or on either of the Ten Days preceding the Day of the Date of the Deed or Instrument of Conveyance, or if no Sale shall have taken place within such Ten Days, then according to the average selling Price thereof on the Day of the last preceding Sale; and if such Consideration or Part of such Consideration, shall be a Mortgage, Judgment, or Bond, or a Debenture, the amount whereof shall be recover. able by the Holder, or any other Security whatsoever, whether payable in Money or otherwise, then such Calculation shall be made according to the Sum due thereon for both Principal and

COVENANT.-Any Deed containing a Covenant for the Payment]

or Repayment of any Sum or Sums of Money, or for the i
Transfer or Retransfer of any Share or Shares in the Govern-

The same ad ment or Parliamentary Stocks or Funds, or in the Stock and Rolorem Dury Funds of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, i

as on a Mort

gage or Bond or of the Bank of Ireland, or of the East India Company, or respectively of the South Sea Company. or of any other Company or Cor

for the like

purpose, poration, in any case where a Mortgage, if made for the like i Por the duty purpose, would be chargeable under this Schedule with any

thereon, see

Bond or Wort ad valorem Duty exceeding in Amount the Sum of £1 158.; gage. (p. or for the payment of any Annuity, or any sums at stated periods in any case where a Bond for the like purpose would be chargeable with any such Duty, . .

Stamp Duty on Scrip Certificates, where transferable with- on Scrip

Certificates out a Deed in Writing ; under 16 & 17 Vic. c. 63 :On any SCRIP CERTIFICATE,-that is to say, any Document denot

ing, or intended to denote, the Right or Title of the Holder

Stamp Duties:

thereof or any person to any Share or Shares in any Joint Stock
or other Company, or proposed or intended Company,or any
Certificate declaring or entitling the Holder thereof or any
Person to be or become the Proprietor of any Share or Shares
of or in any such Company, -where such Certificate, or the
Right or Title to such Share or Shares, shall be or be intended
to be transferable by the Delivery of such Certificate or other-
wise than by Deed or Instrument in Writing, . . .

on Proxies,

Stamp Duty on Proxies; under 19 & 20 Vic., c. 81.
On a Proxy for voting under Companies Clauses or other Acts £ s. d.

(available for one Meeting only, the time for holding which is to
be specified in the Proxy, or any adjournment of such Meeting ;
7 Vic., c. 21, 86,) . . .

. . . .


Clearing House.

All the statutes contained in this volume are “Public and General Acts,” except one, introduced as a “Private Bill," and classed in the statute-book amongst “ Local and Personal Acts," but declaring itself a “Public Act” (XXXI. 28); and being, as it may be described for the sake of further variety, a “Special Act," as other acts of like kind have of late been styled. The act here alluded to is that relating to the Railway Clearing House in London, (13 & 14 Vic. cap. xxxii.) There is also a Clearing House in Dublin, chiefly for Irish Rail. ways,-a voluntary association, not at present under any Act of Parliament, but self-governed and self-regulated, and not the less useful or efficient for its object.

The following list contains the names of Railway Companies associated in the Railway Clearing House in London, for the whole or parts of their traffic, under the above act:

Ambergate, Nottingham, and Boston. Caledonian.
Bedale and Leyburn.

Carlisle and Silloth Bay.
Birkenhead, Lancashire, and Cheshire Chester and Holyhead.

Cockermouth and Workington.

Coleford, Monmouth, Usk, and Ponty.
Boston, Sleaford, and Midland Coun-


Cork and Bandon.
Bradford, Wakefield, and Leeds. Crieff Junction.

Darlington and Barnard Castle.

RAILWAYS, &c., IN CLEARING HOUSE IN London-continued. Clearing



Dublin and Belfast Junction

Monkland. Dublin and Drogheda.

| Monmouthshire. Dunblane, Down, and Callander. | Newcastle and Carlisle. Dundalk and Enniskillen.

Dundee and Arbroath.

Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford.
Dundee, Perth, and Aberdeen. i Newry and Armagh.
East Anglian.
East of Fife.

North British.
East Lancashire.

North Eastern. Eastern Counties.

North and South Western Junction. Eastera Union.

North Staffordshire.
Edinburgh and Glasgow.

North Western
Edinburgh, Perth, and Dundee. North Yorkshire and Cleveland.
Fife and Kinross.

Oxford, Worcester, and Wolver-
Fleetwood, Preston, and West Riding. bampton.
Forth and C yde Junction.


Perth and Dunkeld. Glasgow and Paisley Joint,

Portadown, Dungaonon, and Omagh. Glasgow and South Western.

Port Carlisle. Great Northern

Preston and Wyre. Great Southern and Western.

Rhymney. (ireat Western.

St. Andrews.
Hertford, Luton, and Dunstable. St. George's Harbour Co.

St. Helens.
Hull and Holderness.

Scottish Central. Irish South-Eastern.

Scottish North Eastern. Kendal and Windermere.

Shrewsbury and Hereford. Killarney Junction,

Shropshire Union. Lancashire and Yorkshire.

South Staffordshire. Lancaster and Carlisle.

South Yorkshire. Leeds, Bradford, and Halifax. South Wales. Leominster and Kington,

Stirling and Dunfermline. Leven.

Stamford and Essendine. London and Blackwall.

Stockton and Darlington. London and North Western.

Taff Vale.
London and South Western.

London, Tilbury, and Southend. Ulverstone and Lancaster.
Londonderry and Enniskillen. . Vale of Clwyd.
Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincoln-Warrington and Stockport.

Waterford and Kilkenny.
Marchester, South Junction, and Waterford and Limerick.

West Hartlepool. Maryport and Carlisle.

Whitehaven and Furness. Midland.

Whitehaven, Cleator, and Egremont. Midland Great Western of Ireland. Whitehaven Junction.

The following list gives the names of Companies associated in the Irish Railway Clearing House. The list is not confined to Railway Companies, but includes other Companies, &c.,

Clearing House.

availing themselves of the advantage of an independent audit afforded by that establishment :

Ballymena and Portrush.

Killarney Junction.
Belfast and Ballymena.

Limerick and Castleconnell.
Chester and Holyhead.

Limerick and Ennis.
City of Dublin Steam Packet.

Limerick and Foynes.
Clyde Shipping Co.

Londonderry and Coleraine.
Cork River Steamers.

Londonderry and Enniskillen.
Cork Steam Ship Co.

Passengers Assurance Co.
Dublin and Glasgow Stearn Packet. Waterford and Kilkenny.
Dublin and Wicklow : with

Waterford and Limerick.
Dublin and Kingstown.

Waterford and Tramore.
Fishbourne, J.

Waterford Steam Ship Co.
Great Southern and Western.

Wexford and Bagnalstown Coaches.
Irish South-Eastern.

Although some of the foregoing statements may appear to be hardly within the scope of the more immediate purpose, as already explained, of this publication, it is hoped that the information contained in them may not be altogether useless or uninteresting.

ARTHUR MOORE. Monkstown Lodge, Co. Dublin,

2nd August, 1858.

[NOTE.—The preceding pages were in type before the publication of the Board of Trade Report for 1857, from which the statistical results for that year have now been added, in notes or otherwise, while these pages were in the press.—November, 1858.]


The Roman Numbers, i. ii. iii. &c., refer to the respective Acts dis-
tinguished in the Table of Contents by those Numbers, which are also
printed at the head of each Page of the several Acts.

The Figures, 1, 2, 3, &c., refer to the Sections of the Acts, also printed
at the head of the Pages, as well as at the beginning of the Sections.

Thus, the marks “xix. 58" refer to Act XIX, section 58:—"vii.
68” refer to $ 68 of Act VII.

ABANDONMENT of Railways :
Act of 1846 to facilitate Dissolution of Companies in certain cases,

. xxxiii,
Applies only to Railway Companies formed before 28 Aug., 1846, but
which had not then obtained an Act, .

xxxiii. 1 note
Act of 1850 to facilitate abandonment of Railways, and dissolution of

Companies in certain cases, . . . . . . . XXXV.
Applies to Companies having an Act before 14 Aug., 1850, and to Com-

panies whose lines had not been completed within time limited, (see

Extension of Time), . . . . . . . . XX
ABSENT PARTIES having Interests in Lands; Compensation to, xix. 58 et seq.
In case of parties being out of the Kingdom, or not being found, or not

appearing, Compensation for Lands, &c., required for Railway

(see under Lands, &c.) to be determined by a Surveyor, . xix. 58
Appointment of Surveyor by Justices, .

xix. 59
Declaration to be made by Surveyor before act

xix. 60
Violation of declaration, a misdemeanor, .

xix. 60
Nomination, Declaration, and Valuation of Surveyor to be preserved

by Company and open to inspection by parties interested, . xix. 61
Expenses of such Valuation to be borne by Company, . . xix. 62
When Compensation to absent party, is so settled by Surveyor, party

may require same to be submitted to Arbitration, (see Arbitration), xix. 64
Question to be submitted to Arbitration, as to sufficiency of Com-
pensation awarded by Surveyor, . . . . . xix. 65

warded by Arbitrators, payment or recovery of same, xix, 66
Costs of Arbitration to be in discretion of Arbitrators if original
award held to be sufficient, . . .

xix. 67
If insufficient, Costs to be paid by Company, .

xix, 67
Payment and application of Purchase Money or Compensation to ; see

under Lands.

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