Crown Point Bridge (Leeds) Act 1840

Publication Date:January 01, 1840
 
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Crown Point Bridge (Leeds) Act 1840

(3 & 4 Vict.) c. xxvi

An Act for making and maintaining a new Bridge over the River Aire at Leeds, at or near a Place called Crown Point, with suitable Approaches thereto; and for making certain Drains or Watercourses under the Roads leading to such Bridge, and through the adjoining Lands, to communicate with the River Aire below the Leeds Locks.

[14th April 1840]

ANNO TERTIO VICTORLE REGINJE *****^*^*#*************^^**^*****^****^***********^ Cap. xxvi. An Act for making and maintaining a new Bridge over the River Aire at Leeds, at or near a Place called Crown Point, with suitable Approaches thereto; and for making certain Drains or Watercourses under the Roads leading to such Bridge, and through the adjoining Lands, to communicate with the River Aire below the Leeds Locks. [14th April 1840.] ^^T THERE AS the Construction of a Bridge over the River %/%/ Aire at Leeds, in the West Riding of the County of ? T York, at or near a Place called Crown Point, together with suitable Roads and Approaches thereto, would be of great Advantage to the Inhabitants of the several Townships of Leeds and Hunslet in the Parish of Leeds, and to the Public generally: And whereas it is expedient, for the better Execution of the said Works, to stop up and discontinue Part of the Southern Extremity of a certain Highway, Street, or Occupation Road called Bowman And Lane, in the said Township and Parish of Leeds, and to make in lieu thereof a Diversion of and from Bowman Lane aforesaid: T Local] 5 S 438 Appointment of Commissioners. Rules for the Interpretation of this Act. Qualification of Commissioners. 3 VICTORIA, Cap.xxvl And whereas it would be of great Advantage to the Inhabitants of a large Portion of the said Town of Leeds lying to the South of the said River Aire if Drains were constructed under the said intended Roads, or some of them, and thence in a direct Line to the said River Aire: And whereas the several Purposes aforesaid cannot be beneficially 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 Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That Robert Arthington, William Aldam, John Blayds, Christopher Beckett, William Beckett, Thomas Blayds, George Banks, Thomas Benyon, William Williams Brown, George Bischoff, William Chadwick (Arksey), John Clapham, Benjamin Clark (Skelton), Joseph Chadwick, William Thackrey Chadwick, John Evelyn Denison, George Goodman, John Gott, William Gott, John Goodman, Henry Hall, William Hey, William Hey junior, John Hives, James Holdforth, John Howard, Adam Hunter M. D., John Hepworth Hill, James Hubbard, Thomas Hampshire, Ralph Markland, William Milihorp Maude, James Maude, James Garth Marshall, Henry Cowper Marshall, Joseph Henry Oates, Richard Ecroyd Payne, James Rhodes, the Reverend James Armitage Rhodes, George Shaw, Anthony Titley, John Upton, Thomas Everard Upton, John Gilby Uppleby, Edward Wilkinson (Leeds), the Reverend Christopher Wilkinson, and their Successors, to be elected in manner herein-after mentioned, shall be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners for carrying this Act into execution. II. And be it further enacted, That wherever in this Act any Word shall be used importing the Singular Number only, such Word shall extend and include several Matters as well as one Matter, and several Persons as well as one Person; and every Word importing the Plural Number shall be applied to and comprise one Matter or Person as well as several Matters or Persons; and every Word importing the Masculine Gender only shall be understood to include Females as well as Males; and where the Word " Land" or r Lands" shall be used, the same shall be understood to include Messuages and all other corporeal Heredita ments whatsoever; and where the Words " Corporation" or " Cor- porations," or either of them, shall be used, the same shall be under stood to mean any Body or Bodies Politic, Corporate, or Collegiate, Civil or Ecclesiastical, Aggregate or Sole, unless in any of the Cases aforesaid it be otherwise specially provided, or there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to such Con struction. III. And be it further enacted, That no Person in this Act named shall be capable of acting, nor shall any Person to be elected as hereafter mentioned be capable of acting, as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act, unless he shall be, either in his own Right or in the Right of his Wife, in the actual Possession or in the Receipt and Enjoyment of the Rents and Profits of Freehold or Copyhold or Customary Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, and L whether 3 VICTORIA, Cap.xxvi. 439 whether held for a Life or Lives or otherwise, of the clear yearly Value of Fifty Pounds above Reprizes, or be possessed of a Personal Estate of the Value of Two thousand Pounds after Payment of his Debts. IV. And be it further enacted, That no Person shall be capable Commis- of acting as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act (except in s £ers to administering or making the Declaration or Affirmation herein-after j^e jjje mentioned) until he shall, at some Meeting to be held under the Declaration Authority of this Act, have made and subscribed a Declaration, in before they the Presence of some one of the said Commissioners (who is hereby act* authorized to administer the same), in the Form or to the Effect fol lowing ; (that is to say,) A. B. do solemnly and sincerely declare, That I am in my own Right [or in the "Right of my Wife, or conjointly in Right c of myself and Wife, as the. Case may be,'] in the actual Possession of ' [or in the Receipt and Enjoyment of'3 the Rents and Profits of Free-' hold [or Copyhold or Customary, or Freehold and Copyhold or Cus-'? tomary, as the Case may be,] Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, held for a Life or Lives, or in which I am [or One of us is]] entitled ' to some Estate of Inheritance of the clear yearly Value of Fifty Pounds above Reprizes; [or That I am possessed of a Personal Estate of the Value of Two thousand Pounds clear of all Deduc-c tions;3 and that I will faithfully and impartially, according to the c best of my Skill and Judgment, execute and perform the Powers ' and Authorities reposed in me as a Commissioner by virtue of an c Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria, intituled [here set forth the Title of this Act] ; and I make this solemn Declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true/ And any Person who shall wilfully and wrongfully make and subscribe any such Declaration, knowing the same to be untrue in any Particular, shall be deemed guilty of a Misdemeanor, and be punished accordingly. V. And be it further enacted, That if any Person shall act as a Penalty on Commissioner in the Execution of this Act without being duly Commis- qualified as aforesaid, or being disqualified by any of the Causes in ?10ners *ct" this Act mentioned, he shall for every such Offence forfeit and pay l^y"^^^"" the Sum of Fifty Pounds, to be recovered, with full Costs of Suit, in fied. any of Her Majesty's Courts of Record at Westminster, by any Person who shall sue for the same, by Action of Debt or on the Case; and every Person so sued shall prove that he was qualified, or (as the Case may be) that he was not disqualified, at the Time of acting, or otherwise shall pay the said Penalty and Costs, without any other Proof or Evidence on the Part of the Plaintiff than that such Person hath acted as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act: Provided nevertheless, that all Acts and Proceedings of any Person acting as such Commissioner without being qualified, or being disqualified as aforesaid, shall, notwithstanding such Conviction, be as valid and effectual as if such Person had been qualified, or had not been disqualified, as herein-before mentioned. VI. And 440 3 VICTORIA, Cop.xxvi. Power to VI. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the appointaddi- ^jj Commissioners, at some of their Meetings to be held for the mfesioners!" P"rPoses f this Act, to elect any Number of Persons, not exceeding Three in the whole, to be Commissioners for the Purposes of this Act, in addition to the Commissioners herein named ; and such additional Commissioners so elected, and being duly qualified, shall have the same Powers and Authorities for carrying this Act into execution as if they had been herein expressly named. On Vacancies VII, And be it further enacted, That whenever any Commissioner occurring named in or hereafter to be appointed under or by virtue of this mTssitfners11" Act s^a'^ c^e or res'gn or neglect or refuse to act, or by Bank- others to be ruptcy, Insolvency, or otherwise shall become incapable of acting in elected by the Execution of this Act, it shall be lawful for the surviving or them. continuing Commissioners from Time to Time, at any Meeting, to be held in pursuance of this Act after the Decease of any such Commissioner, or on Notice of the Resignation or Refusal or Incapacity of any such Commissioner, to elect some fit and proper Person to be a Commissioner in the Room of every Commissioner creating such Vacancy as aforesaid ; and every Person who shall be so elected a Commissioner, if duly qualified, shall and may act with the surviving or continuing Commissioners in the same Manner and with the same Powers as if he had been originally named a Commissioner in this Act. First and VIII. And be it further enacted, That the said Commissioners, or missioned otherMeet-^ any Three or more of them, shall assemble and hold their First ings orn- Qenerai Meet;ing at the Court House in Leeds within Two Months from and after the passing of this Act, or as soon after as conveniently may be, to put this Act into execution ; and shall and may, at any Meeting...

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