Forth and Clyde Navigation Act 1814

Publication Date:January 01, 1814
 
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Forth and Clyde Navigation Act 1814

(54 Geo. 3) c. cxcv

An Act to enlarge, alter, and amend the Powers of the several Acts for making and maintaining the Forth and Clyde Navigation

[14 July 1814]

A N N 0 Q U I NQU A C, E S I MO QUART 0 GEORGII 111. IttEGIS. An A& to enlarge, alter, and amend the Powers of t!re ievcral AQs for making and maintaining the Forth and Chile Navigation. [x +th YuZy I 8 14.1 HEREAS, by an AQ paired in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His prefent Majefty, intituled, An A& fir makiig nizrt main- W taining a Navigable Cut or Canal front the firth or River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River af Carron in the Coztniy ofstirling, to tbc Firth or Rivcr of Clyde, at or near a Place called Dalmuirburn Foot in the County ofDumbarton ; and ayo a Collateral Cut from the fa~ie io thc City cf Glafgow ; and for making a Navigab!e Cut or Cnnnl of Conimiuitication frotri the Port and Igarbour of Borrowltounnefq to j0i.v thrjrid Cn;ial, nt or nenr thc Place where it will fail into the Firth ofFoi111; thc Company of Pro- prietors of the Forth and Clyde Navigation fi cre incorporated for the I'urpofe of making, completing, and maintaining the hid Canal, arid othcr neceffary Works, with and under certain Powcrs, RuI.-.s, and Regu1,itions therein mentioned: And whereas an AQms made in the ElevcnthYc,ir of the R cign of His prefent Majelty, intituled, An AB to cxplai71, an:cnJ, aid rctzdcr mort I L G .;. c.C.. @etha/ an Ad riinde in the Eighth Ycar of [lis prcfimt A!i,?jrJ1'~ Rei,.);, iu- tituled `An ARfor mnking nitd niaintnininx n Naaignb!~ Citt w Cnzn/ from the Firth or Rivrr ofForth, at or near the Mouth f the Zii7 1-i- Gf Carron, in the County of Stirling, to the firth or River 4 Clyde, nt or .xclv- a Plare ralicd DalmuirburnFoot,in rbe County of Dumbarton ; and ayo n CollateralCut from [Loc. t.3 Per.] $I c /he G. 3. c*6i* 3490 13 G. 3. c. 104. 24 G 3. C. jg. 27 G. 3. c. 20. 27 G. 3. E. 55. 30 G. 3. c- 73. 39 G. 3. c. 71. 54" GEORGI 1 111. Cap. I 95. the fame to the City of Glafgow ; and for making a ATavigabie Cut or Cad of communication from the Port and Harbour of Borrowfiounneis to join the faid Canal at or near the Place where it will fall into the Firth of Forth:' And whereas another AA paffed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His prefent MajeRy, intituled, An A& to enlarge the Powers oftulo A&, made in the Eighth and Eleventh Tears ofthe Reign of Uis prfent :I .`ajc/ty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut ct Canul from thc Firth 0;- River of Forth, at or near the Mouth of the River of Carron, in the County of Stir- ling, to the Firth or River ofClyde, at or near a Place called Daluluirburn Foot, in the County tf Dumbarton; and ayo a C~llateral Cut froni the fame to the City of Glafgow ; and for making a Navigable Cut or Canal of Communication from the Port and Harbour of Borrowitounncfs, io join thesaid Canal, at or near the Place where it wil/fidl rnto the Firth $Forth : And whereas another A& was made in the `lwenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His prefent Majelty, intituletl, An A& for cxtcnilirzg. amending. and altering the Powers of an AR made in thc Eighth Ycar of tkc Reign of Nis pre- Sent Majt$?y, iniituled `An AR for making and maintaining N hTuvigabie Cut or Canalfrom the Firth or River of Forth, at or near the ;L.`outh Ofthe Rivcr of Carron, in the County ofstirling, to the Firth or Iiivcr of Clyde, at or ncar a Place cnlled Dalmuirburn Foot, in the County of Dumbarton ; and a@ ~1 Col- lateral Cut from the fame to the City of Glafgow ; and for makii,g a Kaviguble Cut or Canal of Conit/iirnication from the Port and Harbour of Borrowftoun- neis to join the /bid Canal at or near the Place where it will fail into the Firth of Forth :* And whereas another A&, paSed in the Twenty-ieventh Year of His prefent Majelty, intituled, An AR for vnrying and extending the Powers 4 The Company of Proprietors of the Forth and Clyde Naviga- tion .- And whereas another A& was made in the l'wenry-feventh Year of the Reign of His prefent Majelty, intituled, An Ah' for altering wi EX- tending the Line of the Cut or Canid nuthorizcd to be made and maintaincd ,by $0 much gfiveral Ads rnnde in the Elgbth, Eleventh, Thirteenth, and Twcnty- fourth Tears ofthe Reign $His prfent .Woj.$y, ns authorizes the mdi)g nmi tiiaintaining a Navigable Cut or Canalfrom the firth or River $Forth, [It or mar the Mouth of the River of Carron, in the County of Stirling, to the firth or River ofClyde, at or near a PInce called Dalinuirburn Foot, in the C6Unt)r of Dumbarton ; and a@ a Collateral Cut from the fame to the City of Glafgow ; for deepening the faid Cut or Canal, and for explaining and amend- ;fig ji much of the faid ABS as relates to the making and niuintaining the hid Cut or Canal: And whereas another A& was paRed in the l'hirtieth Year of the Reign of His prefent Majeity, intituled, An AR for forming a JunRion between the Forth and Clyde Navigation and the Monkland Navigation, and for altering, enlarging, and explainingj2veTal former Ads pafedfar making and maintaining thelaid Navigations : which Monk/andNdvigaiion was authorized to be made by virtue of an A& paffed in the Tenth Year of the Keign of : And whereas another A& was made in the `I'hirty- of His prefent M;ljefiy, intituled, An AR for em- powering tbe Company of Proprietors of the Forth and Clyde Navigation to rcpay into the Court of Exchepuer in Scotland, the Sum advanced to them for the Purpge of completing thc faid Navigation, for repealing fo much of an A& of the Twenty fourth Yetw of His prqeelit MajeJy as related to tbeJaid Com- pany, and for enabling the Barons of the faid Court of Exchequer to udvance Part of the Sum fi to be received to the Company rf Proprietors of the Crinan Canal on certain Conditions: And whereas an Att was paffed in the Forty- 12 fixth fixth Year of the Reign of His prefent Majefiy, intituled, An A& to alter 4 G. 3. and amend thejveral ABS paJedfor nuking and tnuintaining the Fortn nnd Clyde Navigation: And whereas it would be highly beneficial to the Public if the faid Company were empowered to purchafe Ground for extending the Bafin and making new Streets and Wharfs at Port DundaJ, within the Barony Parih of Glakow and County of Lanark; and for im- proving the Entrance leading from the Firth of Forth to the Harbour of Grangemouth, within the Pariihes of Polmont and Bothkennar, and County of Stirling .- And whereas it would tend to encourageManufaklories, Diailleries and other Works on the Sides of the faid Canal, Collateral Cut, and Cut of Junklion with the Monkland Canal, and be of great Benefit to the Pro- prietors of Land adjoining the fame, if the faid Company were authorized to grant Liberty to fuch Perron and Perfons as already have erected or may hereafter erect any fuch Manufactory, Diltillery, or other Work on the Sides of the hid Canal, Collateral Cut, and Cut of Junction with the Monkland Canal, by means of Pipes to take Water out of the fame, for the Purpofes of fuch Manufactory, Diftillery or other Work, fubject to certain Conditions, Rules, Regulations, and ReRric- lions : And whereas in Confideration of the Charges and Expences already iiicurred, and to be incurred by Thomas Lord Dundas, his Heirs and SuccetTors, in erecting and maintaining the Wharfs belonging to him, on the South Side of the Outer Bafin at Grangemouth, it is jufi and reafon- able that the Wharfage authorized by the faid Act of the Twenty-fourth 24 G. j. Year of the Reign of I-Iis prefent Majefiy, to be levied by the bid TbomaJ C. j9. Lord Diindas (then Sir Thomas Dundas, Baronet), his Heirs, Executors, SuccerCors or Afigns, on all Veffels lying on the South Side of the faid Outer Bafin ai Grangemouth, mould be encreafed to the Amount which the faid Company are, by the faid Act paired in the Forty-fixth Year of His 46 G. 3. Majefiy's Reign,empowered to levy on allVeffels lying on the North Side of C. 120. the famcBafin: And whereas the faid AQs require to befiillfurtherexplained, enlx-ged, altered, and amended : May it therefore pleafe Your Majelty, That it may be enakled ; and be it cnalttcd by the King's moO: Excellent Majefiy, by and with the Advice and Confent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this prefent Parliament aifembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That it hall and may be Iawful to and for the Bafin at raid Company of Proprietors of the Forth and Clyde Navigation, their Succ Port Dundas ceifors and Afigns, and they are hereby authorized and empowered by EddrbiE of themfelves, their Deputies, Agents, Officers, Workmen, and Servants, G~~~~~. to enlarge and extend the Bafin, and make New Streets and Wharfs at mnutn, CO be Port Dunciar in the Barony Pariih of Glu~ow, and County of Lanark, ei1largcd and anti to improve the Entrance from the Firth or River of Forth, into the imp'oved. Harbour of Grangemouth in the Parifhes of Polniofit and Botbkennar and County of Stirling, by making a Bank from the faid Harbour to the Mouth of the River of Carron ; and to make a Towing Path on the faid Bank for tracking Veffels up and down the faid River of Carron, and to make Uk of and keep in Repair for that Purpole the Sea DiRe on `the South Side of the New Cut from Grangemouth. I `O* 11. And be it further enaaed, That the faid Company of Proprietors Canal to be hall be and they are hereby authorized and empowered by themfelves, their Deputies, Agents, Officers, Workmen, and Servants, to alter, widen, and enlarge the faid Canal, Collateral Cut, and Cut of JunBion, and the 3692 Puwers cif former ACts for purchsf- in3 Lands, &c. t', be continued for thore Pur- pores. Plans ind Bocks of Re- fer e nce t o remain with the C!crks of the Peace. Lands, &c. not to bt taken. 54" GEORGII 111. the Works thereto belonging ; and to raife the Banks or to fink the Bed thereof in fuch Way and Manner as the faid Ccmpany of Proprietors, or their Governor and Council hall think fit for making the fame `Ten Feet Depth of...

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