Earl of Leicester's Hospital, Warwick Act 1813

Publication Date:January 01, 1813
 
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Earl of Leicesters Hospital, Warwick Act 1813

(53 Geo. 3) c. ccxiii

An Act for altering the Rules, Statutes, and Ordinances of the Hospital of Robert Earl of Leicester, in Warwick; and for enabling the Matter and Brethren of the said Hospital to raise Money on the Security of the Estates thereof in order to provide for the Reception of additional Brethren therein.

[20 July 1813]

ANNO QUINQUAGESIMO TERTIO GEORGII III. REGIS. ##############**#########**##*######****#* Cap. 213. An Act for altering the Rules, Statutes, and Ordinances of the Hofpital of Robert Earl of Leice/ler* in Warwick; and for enabling the Mafter and Brethren of the faid Hofpital to raife Money on the Security of the Eftates thereof in order to provide for the Reception of additional Brethren therein. [20th July 1813.] 'HEREAS Robert Earl of Leicejkr, by a Deed under his Deed of 21ft T-Tn^ *nA Cl koi-.'r, TV,n *k T^=t CO- n. f AT,~. Nov. I^SJ_; W] Hand and Seal, bearing Date the Twenty-firft Day oiNovem. ^ting5!^ her, in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of her late Majefty 0f xjthEliz. Queen Elizabeth, reciting therein, that, by an A& of Parliament, made and pafled in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of her faid Majefty, it was ena&ed, that Robert Earl of Leicejler, his Heirs, Executors or Affigns, mould have Power and Authority to erecT:, found and eftablifh, an Hofpital within the Town of Warwick, or within the Town of KeneU worth, at his or their Charge, for the Finding, Suftentation and Relief of poor needy and impotent People to have a Continuance for ever ; and that the fame Hofpital mould be incorporated, and have a perpetual Succeffion for ever, in Fa£t, Deed and Name, of fuch Head, Members and Numbers of poor needy and impotent People as fliould be appointed, afligned, or named by him the faid Earl, his Heirs, Executors or Affigns, under his or their Hand and Seals ;- and -that the fame Hofpital mould be called by [Loc. fcf Per.] 42 Q, fuch pj4 53*GE0RGI1 III. Cap.2i$. fuch Name as the faid Earl, his Heirs, Executors, or Afligns IhouM appoint: And that the faid Hofpital being fo incorporated and named, mould, by the Name of the Incorporation thereof, have Power and Authority to purchafe, 'lipid, and enjoy to them and their Succeffors for ever, Manors, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, fituate within any County within the Realm of Ifngland, fo that the fame fhould not exceed the Yearly Value of Two hundred Pounds above all Charges and Reprizes, and fo that the fame or any Part thereof were not holden of the Queen, her theirs and Succefiofs, immediately by Knight Service: And that the faid Hofpital, being fo incorporated, fhould have Power, by the Name of the Incorporation thereof, to fue and be fued in all Courts, aa well Temporal as Spiritual: And that the faid Corporation mould have a Common Seal, and fliould be ruled and governed, ordered, directed, and vifited by fuch Perfon or Perfons as fhould befo nominated thereunto by the faid Earl, his Heirs or Afligns, according to fuch Rules, Statutes and Ordinances as mould be fet forth, made, devifed and eftabliflied by the faid, Earl, or by his Heirs or Afligns, in Writing under Hand and Deed of sift Seal:. And alfo reciting in the faid Deed, that, fince the making the laid Wov. 1585. ^£^ t|je fojj £ari jja(i appointed one Houfe in the Town ofWarvJck for the faid Hofpital, and had placed therein One Mafter, videlicet, Ralph Griffin, Profeffor of Divinity, and Twelve poor Brethren, who, ever fince the making of the faid-Ad, had had there Abode and Relief there at the Charges of the faid Earl; he the faid Earl did by that Deed and by Authority of the faid Statute ordain one Hofpital within the faid Town of Warwick, to have Continuance for ever, for the Finding, Su dentation and Relief of poor needy and impotent Men, and efpecially of fuch a$ Ihould be thereafter wounded, maimed or hurt in the Wars in the Service of her Majefty, her Heirs^qr Succeffors, which fh.ould.be http://fh.ould.be called The Hof-?pltaVof RoberVEart of "Leiceft'er in Warwick j'andhe did erect., found and eflablifh the* fame Hofpital to be.'and' co'nfifl of.One Mafter and Twelve poW Brethren, tp have Continuance,for eyer:, And that his Intent therein mighVtaite' K&ectj, and' the Lands and Hereditaments thereafter to be granted-for the perpetual Suftematiori of the fame Hofpital might be the better governed and .Ordered, the Jajd, Ear} wi.Hed and ojdained, by the faid Deed"arid the 'Authority aforefaid, that Thomas Cartwrigbt, Bachelor of Divinity,' mould be,' during his Life, Mafter of the faid Hofpital, unlefs upon juft and lawfulCaufe he fliould be deprived or removed from the fame',' or voluntarily fhould refign or leave the fame : And that from and after the Death, Refignation, Deprivation or other lawful Removing of the' 'fai 3'^homas'Cariwri^ht^fn'ch Perfon, and Perfons as by the faid Earl, or by his Heir or Heirs after his.Death?] by Writing, or Writings under their Hands' and'Seals,' fhould be nanied , and appointed Mafter of the faid Hofpital, mould be Mafter of the fai^ Hofpital for ever: And if the faid Earl, his Heir brHejfs, did not frorii Time.to .Time within Three Months riext after' that the jVLsfteroftne.faid Hpfpital fhoulp! die, refign, be deprived, or otherwife lawfully removed Jrom' the .faid,Mafterfhip, name aridappoint one other Perfon to be Mgfter.of tbe.faid,Hqfpital,, then fuch Perfon and Perfons,( as from Time, to Ti,me upon the Default and Defaults of the faid Earl and His Heir arid Heirs in Form aforiefaidi fhould be appointed and preferred to be Mafter,of ,the, faid,Hofpital,by the Bifhop oVWor'ceJler for the Time, being, the .Recorder of the City, of Coventry fqr the Time being, and the Recorder of the Town of Warwick for. the Time being, or any Two of them, by. Writing under their Hands and 9 Seals, 53*GEORGII III. Cap. zi%. $83 Seals, or under the Hands and Seals of any Two of them, fhould be Mafter of the faid Hofpital for ever: And further the faid Earl ordained, by the faid Deed and the Authority aforefaid, that the Twelve Perfons therein named then abiding in the faid Hofpital, fhould be the then prefent Twelve Brethren of the faid Hofpital $ and that upon the Death, Refignation, Deprivation or other law ful Removing of the faid Twelve Brethren or any of them, fuch Perfon and Perfons as by the faid Earl, or by his Heir or Heirs after his Death, by Writing and Writings under their Hands and Seals, fhould be named and appointed a Brother or Brethren of the faid Hofpital, ihould be the Brethren of the faid Hofpital for ever: And if the faidEarl or his Heir or Heirs did not from Time to Time, within Three Months next after the faid Twelve Brethren of the faid Hofpital, or any of them, ihould die refign, or be deprived, or otherwile lawfully be removed from the faid Hofpital, then fuch Perfon and Perfons as from Time to Time, upon the Default and Defaults of the faid Earl and his Heir and Heirs in Form aforefaid, mould be appointed and preferred to be a Brother or Brethren of the faid Hofpital by the Bifhop of Worcefter and the Recorders of the City of Coventry and the Town of Warwick for the Time being, or any Two of them, by Writing under their Hands and Seals, or under the Hands and Seals of any Two of them, ihould be a Brother and Brethren of the faid Hofpital for ever: And further the faid Earl did, by the faid Deed now in recital and the Authority aforefaid, ordain that the fame Mafter and Brethren and their SucceiTors ihould for ever thereafter be and continue a Body Corporate and Politic of itfelf by the Name of ^Matter and Brethren of the Hofpital of Robert Earl of Leicejler in Warwick" and ihould have perpetual Succeffiori, and by the fame Name be capable to purchafe, have; and receive, to them and their Succeflbrs for ever, fuch Manors, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments of fuch Yearly Value and in fuch Manner as in the faid Ad is expreffed ; and by the fdme Name fue and be fuedinall Manner of Courts and Places wharfoever, as well Temporal as Ecclefiaftical: And further he the faid Earl did lihjit and appoint by-that Deed and by the Authority aforefaid, that the faid Matter and Brethren and the Corporation aforefaid, and the Lands, Tenements,- and Hereditaments thereof, ihould be for ever there after ruled,* governed^ ordered and dire&ed'. according to fuch Rules, Statutes and Ordinances as are to the faid Deed annexed, or at any Time thereafter fhould be-fet forth, made, devifed and eftabliihed by the faid Earl,1 by Writing, or Writings'under his Hand and Seal: And whereas Ordinance* the faid Robert Earl of Leicefter, by a Writing under his Hand and Seal ^the36tk bearing Date the Twenty-fixth Day of November, in the Twenty-eighth ts *' Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, did give, together with divers other Rules, Statutes and Ordinances, for the Government of "the faid Hofpital, the feveral Rules, Statutes and Ordinances herein-after mentioned, (that is to fay) by the firft Ordinance, that none ihould be eleded or preferred to be Mafter of the faid Hofpital but fuch one as fhould be an. ordinary Preacher of God's Word : By the Seventh Ordinance, touching the Poor of the fame Hofpital, they fhould be Twelve in Number befides theMaftfir j and that fuch poor and impotent Perfons, not having of their own to relieve tbemfelves, as fhould thereafter "be maimed or hurt in the Wars in the Service of the Queen's Majefty, h£r Heirs and -Succeflbrs, and efpecially fu'ch as fhould be underthe Conduct or Leading of the faid Earl,\or his'Heirs, or the Servants* and Tenants of him and 'his Heirs, ihould be preferred before all others to the Places and Rooms which fhould become 53'GEORGII III. Capers. become void in the faid Hofpital: By the Eighth Ordinance, that none fliould be preferred to any Place or Room in the faid Hofpital but fuch as fhould be born in the Counties of Warwick or Gloucefler, or there dwelling and abiding by the Space of Four or Five Years at the Ieaft...

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