Kilmarnock Improvement Act 1813

Publication Date:January 01, 1813
 
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Kilmarnock Improvement Act 1813

(53 Geo. 3) c. viii

An Act for altering and enlarging the Provisions of an Act of His present Majesty, for improving the Town of Kilmarnock, in the County of Ayr.

[23 March 1813]

ANNO QUINQUAGESIMO TERTIO GEORGII III. REGIS. Cap. 8. An A6t for altering and enlarging the Provifions of an A& of His prefent Majefty, for improving the Town of Kilmarnock, in the County of Ayr. [23d March 181 3.] HEREAS an Aft was pafled in the Forty-fecond Year of the Reign of His prefent Majefty, intituled An A£l for opening 43G 3. c 4$ feveral new Streets in~the Town of Kilmarnock and County of Ayr, for altering and widening fome of the Streets, Lanes, and Paffages within the faid Town; for building Two new Bridges over the Water of Kilmarnock; for removing the prefent Slaughter Houfes in the/aid Town, and budding new ones, and a Town Hall and Guard Houfe; for enlarging and re* pairing the Gaol or Toll Booth; for enlarging the BurialGroundofthefaid Town; for paving the jaid Town and Places adjoining t hereto 9 and removing Nuifances and Annoyances therein; and for extending the JurifdiBion of the Magijtrates of the jaid Town over certain adjacent Lands: And whtreas the Trustees acting under the Authority of the faid Ad have made great Progrefs in carrying the fame into Execution, for which Puxpofe feveral confiderable Sums of Money, borrowed upon the Credit thereof, (amounting to the Sum of Twenty thoufand four hundred ajid feventy-four Pounds,) toge ther with the Tolls or Pontage Duties thereby authorized to be collected, have been duly applied; but the Money fo borrowed cannoc be repaid, nor the feveral beneficial Purpofes of the faid Aft be efte&ed, and carried into complete Execution, unlefs the Provifions thereof are altered and enlarged, and the prefent Tolls or Pontage Duties idcreafed : May it therefore pieafe Your Majefty that it may be enafted; and be it enabled by the King's moft Excellent Majefty, by and with the Actvice and Con- fent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this prefent Parliament affembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That, from and Fof difcon* after rheTwenty-fixth of May One thoufand eight hundred and thirteen, tinuingthe \Loc. fcf Per.j D d the prefent Tolb io6 or Pontage Duties, and granting new ones. Rates, Exemptions from Tolls. 53 GEORGII III. Caf.8. the Tolls or Pontage Duties now taken under the Authority of the faid Act (hall ceafe and be difcontinued, and be no longer paid or payable ? and that inftead thereof the following Tolls or Pontage Duties fhall from thenceforth be demanded and taken; (that is to fay,) For every Coach, Berlin, Landau, Chariot, Chaife, Curricle, Hearfe, Chair, or other fuch Carriage, drawn by Two Horfes or Beafts of Burden* the Sum of One Shilling: For every Waggon, Wain, Cart, or other fuch Carriage* drawn by One Horfe or Beaft of Draught, the Sum of Four-pence , and drawn by Two Horfes, the Sum of. Eight-pence ; and drawn by Three Horfes, the Sunt of One Shilling and Four-pence; and drawn by Four Houfes, the Sum of Two Shillings and Eight-pence; and drawn by Five Horfes, the Sum of Three Shillings and Four-pence j and drawn by Six Horfes, the Sum of Four Shillings: For every Horfe or Beaft of Draught above Two, drawing any Coach, Berlin, Landau, Chariot, Chaife, Curricle, Hearfe, Chair, or other fuch Carriage, the Sum of Sixpence additional for each Horfe or Beaft : For every Coachee or Gig, or other fuch Carriage^ drawn by One Horfe,-the Sum of Sixpence ; and for every additional Horfe, Sixpence more : For every Horfe, Mare, Gelding, Mule or Afs, laden or unladen, and not drawing, the Sum of Two-pence: For every Drove of Oxen or Neat Cattle, and Horfes or Fillies anfhod, the Sum of Ten-pence per Score \ -and fo in Proportion for any lefs Number: For every Drove of Calves, Swine, Sheep or Lambs, the Sum of Six* pence per Score; and fo in Proportion for any lefs Number. IL Provided always, and be xt further enafted, That no Toll fhall be demanded or taken for or in refpeft of Carriages, Horfes, or Cattle employed in carrying Materials for making or repairing any of the Roads or Bridges in the faid County of Ayr, or any Implement of Hufbandry ; or for any Hay or Corn in the Straw, to be laid up in the Houfes or Yards of the Growers of the fame, if within the faid Parifh of Kilmarnock; or in carrying any Perfon to or from Church, or any Place of Religious Worftiip belonging to or fituated within the faid Parifh, on a Sunday% or on any other Day on which Divine Service h ordered by Authority to be celebrated; or in carrying any Minifter when in the-Exercife of his Duty within rhe faid Parifli; or carrying any Perfon attending the Funeral of any Perfon who fhall die,* and be buried within the faid Parifli; or in conveying Exprefles under the Authority of His Majefty's Poftmafter General, or in returning back from conveying the fame; or for the Horfes belonging to Officers or Soldiers on their March or on Duty, or for Horfes, Cattle, or Carriages emploved in carrving or conveying the Arms or Baggage of any fuch Officers or Soldiers/or in conveying any difabled Officers or Soldiers; or for any Waggon, Wain, Cart, or other Carriage whatfoever, or the Horfe or Horfes, or other Cattle drawing the fame, which fhall be employed in conveying any Ordnance, Barrack 01 Commilfariat, or other Public Stores belonging to His Majefty, or fot the Ufe of His Majefty's Forces; or for Carts, Horfes, or Carriages travelling with Vagrants fent with legal Paffes; or Horfes or Cattle going to or returning from their ufual Places of Failure or Watering, or goinj; to Smiths Shops for the Purpofe of being fhoed or farried or returning therefrom, within the faid Parifh v nor fhall any Toil be taken for an; ii Horli 53b GEORGII III. Cap.8. 107 Horfe or other Beaft, Cart or Carriage, laden with or carrying any Materials for paving the Streets .of the Town of Kilmarnock; or any Kind of Corn or Viftual going to any Mill, of returning therefrom to the Granary of the (Grower, if within the faid Parifh, or any Vidual paid as Stipend, in its paflage to the Granary of any Minifter, if within the faid Parifh ; nor fhall any Toll be taken for any Horfe or other Beaft, or any Carnage going unladen for any of the Particulars hereby exempted^ of returning unladen after the Delivery thereof^ and in order to obviate fraudulent Pretences that fuch unladen Horfes, Beafts, or Carriages are going for any particular Lading hereby exempted^ the Driver of fuch Horfes, Beafts or Carriages, before being allowed to pafs the Toll Bar eretted upon the prefent Bridge/fhall depofit the Toll payable for fuch Horfes, Beafts, or Carriages refpefllvely, which (hall be paid to the Driver or Drivers thereof at his or their Return with any Lading hereby exempted from the Payment of Toll; and in order that all Horfe?* Beafts, or Carriages pauing through the faid Toll Bar, laden with any Goods or Materials hereby exempted from the Payment of the faid Toll, ?may not be obliged to pay the faid Toll when they return, unladen, the Drivers of fuch Horfes, Beafts, or Carriages pafling fo laden, fhall receive a Note or Ticket from the Collector of the faid Toll, fignifying that fuch Horfes; Beafts or Carriages, hath or have pafled the faid Toll Bar, laden as aforefaid, in order that fuch Horfes, Beafts or Carriages, when return* ing unladen, may be exempted from paying any Toil for the fame; and that no Toll fhall be demanded or taken for any Horfe, Mare or Gelding* furnifhed by or for any Perfons belonging to any Corps of Yeomanry or Volunteer Cavalry, and rode by them in going to or returning from the Place appointed for and on the Days of Exercife, provided that fuch Per* fons fhall be dreffed in the Uniform of their refpeftive Corps, and have their Arms, Furniture, and Accoutrements, according to the Regulations provided for fuch Corps' refpeftively* at the Time of claiming fuch Exemptions as aforefaid ; and if any Perfon fhall claim and take the Benefit of any of the Exemptions before mentioned, not being entitled to the fame, every fuch Perfon fhall for every fuch Offence forfek and pay a Sum not exceeding Five Pounds* III. And be it further enaded, That no Perfon owning or driving, or Owners or caufing to be driven, any Waggon, Wain, Cart, or other Carriage pro- Drivers of Vided for the Service of His Majefty's Forces, or conveying any Ordnance, Wa£gns, Barrack or CommiiTariat, or other Public Stores belonging to His Majefty, u^serviceof or for the Ufe of His Majefty's Forces, fhall be fubjed to any Penalty or HisMajefty's Forfeiture for Overweight; nor fhall any fuch Waggon, Wain* Cart, or Forces, not to other Carriage, be flopped or detained by reafon of any Weight in any £e "^jeftto fuch Waggon, Wain, Cart, or other Carriage, or of being drawn by Overweight any Number of Horfes or Oxen, but it fhall be lawful for any Driver &c of any fuch Waggon, Wain, Cart, or other Carriage, to put any Number of Horfes to any fuch Waggon, Wain, Cart, or other Carnage ; any Thing in any Adt or...

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