Bridport Harbour Act 1823

Publication Date:January 01, 1823
 
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Bridport Harbour Act 1823

(4 Geo. 4) c. xix

An Act for the Improvement, more effectual Security, and Maintenance of the Harbour of Bridport, in the County of Dorset.

[12th May 1823]

ANNO QUARTO GEORGII IV. REGIS. Cap.xix. An Act for the Improvement, more effectual Security, and Maintenance of the Harbour of BridporL in the County of Dorset. [12th May 1823.] W HEREAS an Act was passed in the Eighth Year of the Reign of King George the First, intituled An Act for restoring and 80.1. c. 11. rebuilding the Haven and Piers of Bridport in the County of Dorset, and for making a Sluice there, whereby the Bailiffs and Burgesses of the Borough of Bridport in the County of Dorset, for the Time being, were appointed Trustees for carrying the said Act into Execution, and certain Rates or Duties were thereby granted to such Trustees for the making, opening, enlarging, improving, and maintaining of the said Haven and Piers in Manner by such Act directed : And whereas the said Haven of Harbour hath been greatly improved under the Powers of the said re cited Act, and considerable Sums of Money have been expended in rendering the said Haven or Harbour commodious and secure to all Vessels resorting thereto; bat from the exposed Situation of the said Harbour the same is at present very much out of Repair : And whereas the Popu lation of the Town of Bridport, and of the adjacent Neighbourhood (the Inhabitants whereof draw considerable Supplies of Merchandize, Coals, and Culm from the said Harbour or Port) has of late Years greatly in creased ; and in consequence thereof the Tr&de of the said Port might be considerably extended if the said Harbour were enlarged and improved, and additional Security were afforded to Vessels resorting to the same: {Local.'] 5 P And 426 4aGEORGII IV. Cap. tax. And whereas the Rates or Duties payable by virtue of the said recited Act are of inconsiderable Value, and are not adequate to the complete and substantial Repair of the present Haven, Piers, Sluices, Quays, and Wharfs, and to the Improvement, Alteration, and Extension thereof, and to the future Repair, Support, and Maintenance of the same: And whereas it is expedient that the said recited Act should be repealed, and that more effectual Powers should be granted for the Repair, Improvement, Alteration, Enlargement, and Extension of and Addition to the present Haven, Piers, Sluices, Quays, "Wharfs, and other Works adjoining thereto or connected therewith, and for the future Support and Maintenance of the same, and for the Government of Persons resorting to and employed in the said Port or Harbour; but the beneficial Purposes aforesaid cannot be effected without the Aid and Authority of Parliament: 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 assera-Hecited Act bled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the Third repealed. Monday next after the passing of this Act the said recited Act of the Eighth Year of the Reign of King George the First shall be and the same is hereby declared to be repealed, save only so far as the same concerns or relates to any Rates or Duties which at the Time of the passing of this Act have become due and payable under and by virtue of the said former Act, and which now remain unpaid, and to any Contracts, Matters, or Things whatsoever already entered into, made, or done by the Trustees acting under the said former Act; and such Contracts, Matters, and Things may be acted upon and carried into effect by the Commissioners authorized to execute this Act, as effectually to all Intents and Purposes as if the said former Act had not been repealed. This Act II. And be it further enacted, That this Act and the Rates and Duties made aubject hereby granted shall be and the same are hereby made subject and liable t0 nTofall t0 fozYaymen.X. of all Monies which have been borrowed or which are now Monies bor- due and owing on the Credit of the Rates or Duties authorized to be taken rowed on the by the said former Act, or which are now otherwise due and owing by Credit of the vjrtue or on acC0Unt of the said Act, and of all Interest due and to grow former Act. £jue (hereon, as fully and effectually to all Intents and Purposes as if such Monies had been borrowed or had become due and owing on the Credit or on account of this Act; and all and every Person and Persons owing any Sum of Money to the Trustees for executing the said former Act shall be liable to the Payment thereof to the Commissioners for executing this Act; and all Bonds, Covenants, Agreements, Contrasts, and Securities entered into by any Person to or with the Trustees for executing the said former Act shall remain in full force and effect, and shall be and continue available in all Courts of Law and Equity, until the same are fully satisfied and performed on Account of and for the Benefit of the Trust under this Act; and all Lettings of Rates or Duties, Orders, Contracts, and Agreements made and entered into by the Trustees for executing the said former Act shall, so far as the same are not altered or avoided by this Act, remain in full force and effect, and be observed and kept by the Commissioners under this Act, according to theStipulations thereof respectively, the Repeal of the said former Act notwithstanding. 5 III. And 4GE0RGII IV. Cap.xix. 427 III. And be it further enacted, That the Bailiffs and Burgesses of the Commis-Borough of Bridport and their Successors for the Time being, and Francis S10ners-John Browne, John Herbert Browne, William Brookland Clerk, William Battiscombe, Henry Battiscombe, John Bragge, William Burnard, Thomas Barrett, James Brown, George Brown, Thomas Colfax, William Colfox, John Colmer Clerk, Samuel Cox, John Cox, Philip Collins, John Cole, Richard Craze, Jesse Cornick, George Cleeves Chick, Nathaniel Downe, John Gundry Downe, John George Donne, Charles Donne, George Darby, John Ewens, Joseph Ewens, Thomas Ewens, Henry Fox Clerk, Baruch Fox, Thomas Fox, Richard Graves Doctor of Medicine, Joseph Gundry, Samuel Gundry, Joseph Gundry the younger, Daniel Gundry, Samuel Bowden Gundry, John Goddard, Walter Eustace Gundry, John Golding, William Geekie, Francis Goforth Clerk, Samuel Fawcett Golding, James Hodder, William Hounsell, Thomas Collins Hounsell, Joseph Hounsell, Robert Halson, Robert Hallett, Thomas Halleit, Nicholas Ingram, Peter Kenway, Matthew Knight, John Kerslake, John Thomas Knight, Sir Thomas Buckler Lethbridge Baronet, Simon Lee, John Channon Lee, Griffith Lloyd, John Langfield, Charles Murly, George Mayo, Sir Molineux Hyde Nepean Baronet, Evan Nepean, Edwin Nicholetts, Alfred Nicholetts, Sir William Oglander Baronet, Sir Horace David Cholwell Saint Paul Baronet, John Pitfield, John Perham, John Perham the younger, Robert Phelps, Gregory Raymond Clerk, John Banger Russell, Giles Russell, Thomas Russell, Richard Francis Roberts, Simon Davie Robinson, James Scott, Thomas Swain, Seth Seymour, Daniel Stone, William Swain, Henry Charles Sturt, Samuel Sparks, George Seymour Clerk, William Stephens, Joseph Stone, Robert Strong, Richard Shepherd, Henry Saunders, Richard Searle, Richard Seymour, Josiah Vowler Selwood, Abraham Selwood, James Templer, John Tomlins, Thomas Tucker, Thomas Tucker the younger, John Tucker, William Tucker, Richard Tucker, Humphry Weld, David Williams Clerk, Hollis Bull Way, Harvey Ekins Way, Lewis Way, Stephen Whetharn, John Warr, William Warr, Samuel Wills, Richard Walter, Joseph Winter, John Winter, and William Willmington, and their Successors to be elected in Manner herein-after mentioned, shall be and they are hereby declared to be Commissioners for carrying this Act into Execution. IV. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Appointment said Commissioners and they are hereby authorized and empowered at any Commission- Meeting to be held for that Purpose, of which Meeting and the Purpose ers not ex- thereof Fourteen Days Notice shall be given in Manner herein-after di- ceeding Fife. rected respecting Meetings for the Appointment of Commissioners on Vacancies, to elect and appoint any Number of Persons not exceeding Five in the Whole, to be Commissioners for executing this Act, in Addition to the Commissioners hereby appointed, and such Commissioners so elected and appointed, and being duly qualified, shall be and are hereby invested with the same Powers and Authorities for executing this Act as if they had been named and appointed Commissioners in and by this Act. V. And be it further enacted, That when and as often as any of the Appointment Commissioners appointed in or by virtue of this Act shall die or remove "" futur* out of the Counties of Dorset, Somerset, or Devon, or shall become ^oni"" Bankrupt, Insolvent, or shall refuse, decline, or become disqualified to act, or incapable of acting, it shall be lawful for any Three or more of 428 Qualification of Commissioners. Penalty on Commissioners acting, not being qualified. 4GEORGII IV. Cap.xix. of the surviving or remaining Commissioners, by Writing under their Hands (at any Meeting, whereof at least Fourteen Days Notice shall be given in manner herein-after directed) to elect and appoint One fit and proper Person, residing in the said Counties of Dorset, Somerset, or Devon, to be a Commissioner in the Room of such Commissioner so dying, removing, becoming Bankrupt or Insolvent, or refusing, declining, or becoming disqualified to act, or incapable of acting as aforesaid ; and every Commissioner so elected and appointed (and baing qualified as by this Act is directed) shall have the like Power to act in the Execution of this Act as if he had been herein nominated. VI. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That no Person shall be capable of acting as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act (except in administering...

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