Leeds, Dewsbury and Manchester Railway Act 1845

Publication Date:January 01, 1845
 
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Leeds, Dewsbury and Manchester Railway Act 1845

(8 & 9 Vict.) c. xxxvi

An Act for making a Railway from Leeds, by Dewsbury, to Huddersfield, all in the West Riding of the County of York: and for improving the Communication by Railway between the Towns of Leeds and Huddersfield and the Town of Manchester

[30th June 1845]

ANN0 OCTAVO & NON0 IB REGINB. Cap. xxxvi. An Act for making a Railway from Leech, by I Dewsbwy, to Hzrddemjeld, all in the West Riding of the County of York; and for improving the Cornmuiiicatioii by Railway betweeii the Towns of Leah and Htsrlder$eZd and the Tow11 of filerriz chestcr. [30th Jirize 1 S45.1 HEREAS the making of a Railway from Leeds, by Dews- bury, to HudclersJield, in the West Riding of the County of York, would be of great public Advantage, and would improve the Communication by Railway between the Towns of Leeds and Huddersfield and the Town of Manchester: And whereas the Persons herein-after named are willing, at their own Expence, to carry such Undertaking into execution, but the same cannot be effected without the 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 this present Parlia- ment assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the several Acts follo~ving, (that is to say,) the Companies Clauses Consolidation ~~~''~P~~~c- Act, 1845, the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, and the Acts, [ Local. 1 8M Railways Railways Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, shall be incorporated with and form Part o h the same be construed as One Act. short Title. 11. And be it this Act in other Acts of Parliament, and in legal Instruments, it shall be sufficient to use the Expression The Leeds, Dewsbury, and Manchester Railway Act, 1845." subscritxrs 111. And be it enacted, That John Allison, Joseph Armitage, incorpo- John Atkinson, John Henry Bates, John Beaumont, Christopher rated. Beckett, Thomas Benyon, Samuel Jowitt Birchall, Samuel Birchalt, George Bischcfi Joseph Brook, Joseph Brook junior, George HenTy Brook, William Brook, John Brook, William Williunzs Brown, William Bud, Abraham Burnle~y, William Cadman, Williain Chad- wick, Joseph Chadwick, Joseph Travis Clay, Thomas Cook, George Crosland, George Crowtlzer, Thomas Townend Dibb, John Nichols Dickinson, Benjamin Dixon, William Gat& Ayrton Gat& Jere- miah Glover, John Gott, William Gott, Edward Grace, TILoims Haigh, George Hammond, Charles Hardy, Edward Lake Hap, John Hesp, William Hey, Sawme1 Hey, Charles Hirst, Abraham Hirst, Joseph Holdsworth, John Jackson, Charles Johnson, John Jowitt, Robert Jowitt, Henry Leah, John Wignall Leather, Julius Lowenthal, John Darnton LUCCOC~, Thomas Mallinson, George Mallinson, James Garth Marslzall, Hewy Couyer Marshall, David William Nell, Henry New bey, Lewis Novelli, John ATZissqy, John Hodpson Ramsbothnm, Cornelius Randall, Richard Rnywood, Jofm Robrnson, Norrisoit Scatcherd, Watson Xcatcherd, George Sheard, William Sheepshanks, William Shaui, Foster Shaw, George Smith, George Smith junior, John Smith, Joseph Starkey, Thomas Starkcy, Henry Stead, Joseph Qkes, Edward Tew, Benjhmin Walker, Thomas Webb, Matthias Whitehead, Lamplugh Wickhain Wickham, Henry Wickham Wickham, James Woodall, and Percinal Wormald, and all other Persons and Corporations who have already subscribed or shall hereafter subscribe to the Undertaking, and their Executors, Administrators, Successors, and Assigns respectively, shall be united into a Company for the Purpose of making and maintaining a Rail- way from the Township of Holbeck in the Parish of Leeds, there forming a Junction with the Leeds and Bradford Railway, by the Town of Dewsbury, to or near to the Town of'Huddersfield, and also to and to form a Junction with the Manclzester and Leeds Railway in the Parish of Kirkheaton, all in the West Riding of the County of' York, together with the several Branch Railways herein-after men- tioned, and with proper Works and Conveniences belonging thereto respectively, according to the Provisions of the said Acts and of this Act: and for other the Purposes herein and in the said Acts con- tained ; and for the Purposes aforesaid such Company shall be incor- porated by the Name of "The Leeds, Dewsbury, and Munchester Railway Company," and by that Name shall be a Body Corporate, with perpetual Succession, and shall have Power to purchase and hold Lands for the Purposes of the Undertaking within the Restrictions herein and in the said Acts contained. 3 IV. A4nd 8" & 9" VICTORIE, Cupxxxvi. 691 . Iv. And whereas the estimated Expence of making the said Capital. hilway is Six hundred and forty thousand Pounds; be it enacted, That the Capital of the Company shall be Six hundred and fifty thousand Pounds : Provided nevertheless, that if, under the Provision's herein-after contained, the Company shall not execute so much of the Railway hereby authorized as lies between the Town of Huddersfield and the Junction thereof with the Manchester and Leeds Railway, then the Capital of the Company shall be only Five hundred thousand Pounds. V. And be it enacted, That the Number of Shares into which Numberallcl the Capital shall be divided shall be Thirteen thousand if the Com- Amount of pany shall raise the whole Sum of Six hundred and fifty thousand Shares* Pounds, and Ten thousand if the Company shall only raise the Sum of Five hundred thousand Pounds, and the Amount of each Share shall be Fifty Pounds. greatest Amount of any One Call which the Company may make on the Shareholders, and Twenty Pounds of the Amount of a Share shall be the utmost aggregate Amount of Calls that may be made in any One Year upon any Share, and Three Months at the least shall be the Interval between successive Calls. VI. And be it enacted, That Five Pounds per Share shall be the Calls. VII. And be it enacted, That it shall be laxful for the Company Power to to borrow on Mortgage or Bond any Sums not exceeding in the whole borrow the Sum of One hundred and sixty-six thousand Pounds, but no Part of such Sum shall be borrowed until the whole of the said Capital or Sum of Five hundred thousand Pounds shall have been subscribed for, and Three hundred and twenty-five thousand Pounds shall have been actually paid up. VIII. And be it enacted, That the Number of Directors shall be Nuniber anti Nine, and the Qualification of a Director shall be the Possession in Qualificatiol1 his own Right of Twenty Shares in the Undertaking. IX. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Company Power to to increase or reduce the Number of Directors, provided that the var~t11e increased Number do not exceed Twelve, and that the reduced Directors. Number be not less than Five. of Directors. Number of X. And be it enacted, That Cliristoplzer Beckett, William Wil- First Direc- limns Brown, Tlzomns Benyon, Joseph Brook, Thoinas Cook, John tors. Gott, J&mes Garth Marshall, David William Nell, and T/homas Stai*lcey, shall be the first Directors of the Company. rectors shall be Three. XT. And be it enacted, That the Quorum of a Meeting of Di- Q~mm. XII. And be it enacted, That the Number of Directors ofwhich Committees Committees appointed by the Directors shall consist shall be not less Of than Three nor more than Five, and the Quorum of siich Coumittee shall be Two. XIII. And 692 Xcwspaper XIII. And be it enacted, That the Newspaper in which Adver- for Insertion tisements relating to the Affairs of the Compmy are to be inserted shall be some Newspaper published in the West Riding of the County of Advertise- ~nents. of York. 130~-~ r to imke Rail- way accord iiig to de- posited Plans. XIV. And whereas Plans ancl Sections of the Railway showing the Line and Levels thereof, and also Books of Reference containing the Kames of the Owners, Lessees, and Occupiers, or reputed Owners, Lessees, and Occupiers, of the Lands through which the same is intended to pass, have been deposited with the Clerk of the-Peace of the West Riding of the County of York; be it therefore enacted, That, subject to the Provisions in this and the said Acts contained, it shall be lawful for the said Company to make and maintain the said Railway and Works in the Line and upon the Lands delineated on the said Plans, and described in the said Books of Reference, and to enter upon, take, and use such of the said Lands as shall be necessary lor such Purpose. Line of Rd- way. XV. And be it enacted, That the said Railway shall coinmeiice in the Tomnship of Holbeck in the Parish of Leeds, there forming a Junction with the Leeds nnd Bradford Railway, and shall pass through or into the several Places following, or some of them ; that is to say, Leeds, Holbeck, Woi* tley, Beestola, Cliurwell, West Ardsley otherwise Woodchz~rclr, Jforlq, Bntley, Soot?ttill, Batley Car, Dews- bury, Afirjield, Kirkhenton, and Huddersf2ld, all in the West Riding of the Ciunty of York-, and shall (subject to the Provisions herein- after incntioiied respecting the Execution of the Works of such Rail- way between the Town of Huddersjeld and the Junction of the said Railway with the Line of the dfnncliester and Leeds Railn-ay) termi- nate at or near the Town of HuddersJield in the Township and Parish of Huddersjeld, and also by a Junction with the Manchester and , Leeds Railway in the Township and Parish of Kirkheaton aforesaid ; and one of such Branch Railways shall be made within the Town- ship and Parish of Kirkheaton aforesaid, and shall form a Junction with the said Mhncliestes. and Leeds Railway ; and another of such Branch Railways shall be made within the Township and Parish of Mirfield aforesaid, and shan also form a Junction with the Manchester and Leeds Railway; and another of such Branch Railways shall commence in the Township and Parish of Batley, and shill pass through or into the several Townships of Batle:y, Birstal, and Gor?zei*.saZ, or some of them...

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