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Punishment shall extend to Confinement in New-Gate, exceptipg only in the Crime of Horse-stealing.
43. The laid County Courts or Courts of Common Pleas shall As courts of also have Jurisdi&tion of all Suits for Relief in Equity, wherein chancery.
the Matter or Thing in Demand does not exceed the Sum of Threr Hundred and Thirty-five Dollars (excepting Suits for Relief against any Judgment given or Cause depending at Law in the Superior Court :) and proceed therein to a final Sentence and Decree, and enforce the same according to the Rules of Equity.
44. And the said County Courts or Courts of Common Pleas To tax the
in each County, and the Grand Jurors there present, shall also have gounty.
Power and Authority, and they are hereby empowered to grant and levy a Tax annually as the necessity of the Cafe may require, upon each Town in the said County, according to the Lifts of Estate for such Year, for paying those Debts of the County or necessary Charges thereof, which cannot be paid out of the Fines and Perquisites allotted for that end.
45. That the Times and Places for holding the faid County When & where Courts within the several and respective Counties shall be as folheld.
lows: that is to say, At Hartfordo 46. For the County of Hartford, at Hartford, on the third Tuef
387 63/day in March, and first Tuesday in November, annually. New Haven. 47. For the County of New Haven, at New Haven, on the third
Tuesday in March, and fourth Tuesday in November, annually.
48. For the County of New-London, at New-London, on the feNew-London. cond Tuesday in June, and at Norwich, on the fourth Tuesday in
November, annually. Eairfield.
49. For the County of Fairfield, at Fairfield, on the third Tuesday in April, and at Danbury, on the third Tuesday in November,
50. For the County of Windham, at Windham, on the third
Tuesday in August, and on the second Tuesday in December, anLitchfield.
51. For the County of Litchfield, at Litchfield, on the fourth Tuesday in March, and on the third Tuesday in September, an
52. For the County of Middlefex, at Middletown, on the second 46o.
Tuesday in November, and at Haddam, on the first Tuesday in
April, annually. Folland. 53. For the County of Tolland, at Tolland, on the second Tues
day in February and September, annually.
54. That the Judge of each respective County Court shall be, Judge may call
and he is hereby empowered to call a special County Court, uponi a special court
any extraordinary Occasion.
55. That the Judge and Justices of each respective County Power to ad- Court shall be, and they are hereby empowered to adjourn the said journ.
Court upon any necessary Occasion, as they shall lee Cause, to
fome distant Time. New-London
56. And the Judges of the County Court in New-London Councounty.
ty shall have Liberty to adjourn to, and hold their adjourned Courts, either in the Town of New-London or Norwich, as they
shall judge convenient. And in the County of Fairfield, any adjourned or special Court may be holden at such Time and Place Fairfield. within the Towns of Fairfield or Danbury ; and in the County of Middlefex, any adjourned or fpecial County Court, may be holden Middlesex. at such Time and Place within the Towns of Middletown or Had.. dam, as the respective Courts shall order and determine.
57. And when and so often as it shall happen that by reason of Juftices may the necessary Abfence of, or just Exception against the Judge or be called on to any of the Justices of the Quorum in any County, there shall not make a que. be a sufficient Number of them to hold fuch Court, or try any Cause, the Quorum shall be supplied by any of the Justices of the Peace of that County to which the Court belongs.
58. And the said County Courts are hereby empowered to no- To appoint minate, appoint, and swear their own Clerks, and a Treasurer, for clerk and
treasurer. their respective Counties, ... 59. Which Clerks, so appointed and sworn, shall be, and they respectively are hereby empowered to grant Attachments, Sum
Clerks to be monses, and Replevins, according to Law : Also to grant Execu- fworn, theile tions on Judgments rendered in laid Courts on which Executions power. are to be issued ; and to act and do all other Matters and Things according to the orders and directions of fald Courts, proper
for them in the Execution of said Office, and according to Law.
60. And be it further enaĉted, That the Chief Judge or President for the Time being of the Superior Court, and the judge or Pref- Chief judge, ident for the Time being of the County Courts, whenever an
court to have Equi-vote shall fall out in either of faid Courts, shall respectively a casting voice. have a casting Voice. The like Power and Authority every President or Moderator, in any civil Court, Meeting, or Assembly in this State, shall exercise in such cases, except when the Law proa vides otherwise. 61. And be it further enaeted, That there shall be a Court of Pro
Courts of probate held and kept in each of the several Districts hereafter men
bate conftitu. tioned, to be held by one Judge to be appointed and commissioned ted. for that Purpose : each of which Judges shall have a Clerk, by him to be appointed and sworn to the Office: which Courts of Probate shall have the Power and Cognizance of the Probate of Wills Their power and Testaments, granting Administration, appointing and allow- and jurisdica
tion.. ing of Guardians, and of acting in all testamentary and Probate Matters, and in every other Thing proper for a Court of Probate to Act in according to Law.
62. That the Judges of Probate in this State, before they enter on the Duties of their respective Offices, shall take the follow- Judges oath, ing Oath, viz." You being appointed a Judge of Probate, os within and for the District of for the Year ensuing; “ do swear that you will faithfully, and truly execute the Office “of Judge of Probate, and impartially administer Justice there" in, according to your best skill and Judgment. So help you
Which Oath may be administered by any Aslistant or Justice of the Peace in this State
Several dif. 63. That the Distri&ts of the several Courts of Probate shall be tricts.
as follows: that is to say ;
64. The Towns of Hartford, Windfor, Wethersheld, Suffeld, and Hartford, that part of Berlin which was formerly in the Town of Wethers464 field, shall be one Distriệt, and be called by the Name of the Dif
trict of Hartford.
65. The Towns of New Haven, Milford, Derby, Woodbridge, New-Haven.
Eaft-Haven, North-Haven, and Hamden, shall be one District, and be called by the Name of the District of New-Haven.
66. The Towns of New-London, Lyme, and Montville, shall be New-London. one District, and be called by the Name of the District of Newa
67. The Towns of Farfield, Norwalk, and Weston, shall be one District, and be called by the Name of the District of Fairfield.
68. The Towns of Windham, Lebanon, Mans field and HampWindham. ton, (except that part of the Town of Lebanon which is in the
Parish of Andover) shall be one District, and be called by the Name of the District of Windham.
69. The Towns of Plainfield, Canterbury, Killingly, (except the Plainfield.
North Society) Voluntown, Sterling, and that part of Brooklyn which was taken from Canterbury, shall be one District, and be called by the Name of the District of Plainfield.
40. The Towns of Guilford and Branford, (except the Society Guilford. of Northford,) shall be one District, and be called by the Name of
the District of Guilford.
71. The Towns of Woodbury, Southbury, Bethlemn, and the SoWoodbury. ciety of Judea in the Town of Washington, shall be one District,
and be called by the Name of the District of Woodbury. Eaft-Haddam,,,72 The Towns of East- Haddam, Colchester, and that part of
Chatham South of Salmon River, shall be one District, by the Name of the Diitri&t of Eaft-Haddam.
73. The Towns of Litchfeld, Goshen, Torringion, Cornwall, Har« Litchfield. winton, Warren, and Washington, (except the Society of Judea,)
fhall be one Distrie, by the Name of the District of Litchfield.
74. The Towns of Stamford, and Greenwich, shall be one DifStamford.
trict, by the Name of the District of Stamford.
75. The Towns of Danbury, R dding, Newtown, Ridgefield, Danhury. New-Fairfield, and Brookkeld, (except the North Society in New
Fairfield,) shall be one District, by the Name of the District of
Danbury. Norwich. 76. The Towns of Norwich, Prefon, Lifoon Franklin, and Boz.
rah, shall be one District, by the Name of the District of Norwich.
77. The Towns of Middletown, Haddam, Durham, Chatham, Middletown. (except that part South of Salmon River,) and that part of Berlin,
which was formerly in the Town of Middletown, shall be one District, by the Name of the District of Middletown.
78. The Towns of Poinfret, Afhford, Woodstock, the North SoPomfret.
ciety in Killingly, Thompson, and that part of Brooklyn, not included in the Distriá of Plainfield, shall be one Diftrié, by the Name of the District of Pomfret.
79. The Towns of Sharon, Salsbury, and Canaan, shall be onc Sharon. District by the Name of the Distriet of Sharon.
80. The Towns of Stafford, Tolland, Willington, Somers, Union, Stafford. and the East part of Ellington, extending as far West as the West Line of Tolland, shall be one District, by the Name of the District of Stafford. 81. The Towns of Simsbury, Barkhempfted, Hartland, and Gran
Simsbury. by, shall be one Distriet, by the Name of the District of Simsbury.
82. The Towns of Stonington, and Groton, shall be one Distriet, Stonington. by the Name of the District of Stonington.
83. The Towns of Farmington, Southington, Netu-Hartford,
85. The Towns of Saybrook, and Killingworth, shall be one Dil Saybrook. trie, by the Name of the District of Saybrook.
86. The Towns of Stratford, and Huntington, shall be one Dir. trict, by the Name of the District of Stratford.
Stratford. 87. The Towns of East-Windfor, Glastenbury, Enfield, EastHartford, and Ellington, (except that part lying East of a Meridi- Eaft-Windsor an Line drawn from the North-west corner of Tolland,) shall be 4640 one District, by the Name of the District of Eaft-Windfor. * *88. The Towns of Waterbury, Watertown, and Plymouth, shall be one District, by the Name of the District of Waterbury.
Waterbury. 89. ,The Towns of Norfolk, Colebrook, and Winchester, shall be one District by the Name of the District of Norfolk.
Norfolk. 90. The Towns of New-Milford, Kent, and the North Society in New-Fairfield, shall be one District, by the Name of the Distriết New-Milford. of New-Milford. 91, The Towns of Hebron, Coventry, Bolton, and that part of
Hebron. the Parish of Andover, which belongs to the Town of Lebanon, shall be one District, by the Name of the District of Hebron.
92. In each of which Districts shall be kept and held a Court of Probate as aforesaid.
93. That the Judges of the several Courts of Probate aforesaid, Court of proshall have Liberty and Power, and the same is liereby given them, bate may be to hold their said Courts in any of the Towns within the respective
town in each Districts to which they are or shall be appointed.
district. 94. And that so often as any difficult, or disputable Matter shall happen, in any Cafe depending before any of the Judges of Judge may, the Court of Probate, such judge shall have Liberty and Power call in justices
of quorum te to call in to his Afl stance, any two or three of the Justices of allint. the Quorum of that County in which such disputable Matter ariseth.
95. And be it further enacted, That if any Person be aggrieved with the Judgment, Sentence, Decree, Determination, Denial, or
Appeal allowOrder, of any nf the Courts of Probate, he may appeal to the Su- ed. perior Court in that County in which the Matters of Dispute and
held ir. any
Controversy shall happen to be or arise : Every Person fo Appealing, giving sufficient Security to prosecute such Appeal to effect, and anfwer all Damages in case he fail to make his Plea good.
96. Provided, That such aggrieved Perfon, if within this State, Proviso. or the States of New Hampshire, Masachusetts, Rhode Island, New
York, or New Jersey, and of full Age, at the Time of such Court of Time of ap
Probates declaring such Order, Sentence, or Decree, shall within peal limited. eighteen Months after such Declaration, or within eighteen
Months after he or she come to the Age of twenty one Years, or come into this State, enter his or their Appeal from such Judge ment, Sentence, Determination, Denial or Order.
97. And all Persons aggrieved as aforesaid, and being of full When to the Age, and present, or having legal Notice to be present, at the next superior Court of Probate which shall give such Judgment, Sentence, Decourt only. termination, Denial, or Order, shall have Liberty to Appeal to
the next Superior Court, and to no other after.
98. Be it further enacted, That the said Superior Court, and the Superior, coun
faid respective County Courts, and Courts of Probate, shall have ty, and pro- a proper Seal belonging to each of the respective Courts, to serve bate courts to and use for all Causes, Matters, Things, and Affairs, proper for have seals. ': the said Courts respectively. Each of which Courts are hereby
empowered to procure their respective Seals; and the same being so procured, shall be lodged with the Clerks of the respective Courts, to be improved by their Direction.
An Act providing Compensation to the Judges of the
Superior Court for Sessions thereof, holden by Adjournment.
[ENACTED IN MAY 1795.] E it enaated by the Governor and Council, and Houfe of Repre
fentatives, in General Court affembled, That for fuch Seffions.
of the faid Court, as shall necesfarily be holden by Adjournment Compensation in the several Counties, the chief Judge thereof fháll receive to the judges Three Dollars and Fifty Cents, and the rest of the Judges Three of the superior Dollars a Day, each, as a Compensation therefor. And this Act court.
fhall continue in force until the first Day of January One Thou. fand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Seven.
An Aâ concerning sudden or untimely Deaths.
E it enaĉted by the Governor and Council, and House of Whenany per. when, and so often as any person shall come to any sudden, unfon is found timely, or unnatural Death, or be found dead in this State, the dead, &c. Manner of whose Death is not known, the next Affiftant or
Justice of the Peace, or in thcir Absence the Constable of the