Manor Court of Saint Sepulchre Abolition Act 1856
|Publication Date:||January 01, 1856|
(19 & 20 Vict.) C A P. LVII.
[21st July 1856]
'WHEREAS it would conduce to the better Administration of Justice if the Jurisdiction of the Court of and in the Liberty and Manor ofSaint Sepulchre in and near Dublin in Criminal and Civil Proceedings was abolished, and the Most Reverend Richard Lord Archbishop of Dublin , the Lord of the said Liberty and Manor, and his several Officers, have freely consented to such Abolition:' Be it therefore 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 Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows
I Short Title.
I. This Act may be cited for all Purposes as ‘TheManor Court of Saint Sepulchre Abolition Act, 1856.’
II Interpretation of certain Terms in this Act.
II. In the Construction and for the Purposes of this Act (if not inconsistent with the Context or Subject Matter) the following Terms shall have the respective Meanings herein-after assigned to them; that is to say, ‘the Manor ofSaint Sepulchre’ or ‘the said Manor’ shall mean the Liberty and Manor of Saint Sepulchre ; ‘the Archbishop of Dublin’ or ‘the said Archbishop’ shall mean the Most Reverend Richard Lord Archbishop of Dublin and his Successors; ‘the Court’ shall mean the Court of the said Liberties and Manor of Saint Sepulchre ; ‘the Officers of the Manor of Saint Sepulchre’ or ‘the said Officers’ shall mean and include the Seneschal, Coroner, Marshals, Registrars, Portreeves and Bailiffs of or belonging to the Archbishop of Dublin and to the Liberty and Manor of Saint Sepulchre , or any of them; and ‘Lord Lieutenant’ shall include any other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland .
III Commencement of Act.
III. This Act shall commence and come into operation on the First Day ofSeptember One thousand eight hundred and fifty-six.
IV Jurisdiction of Court and Officers of the Manor of Saint Sepulchre in Judicial Proceedings, Civil or Criminal, to cease, and the same to be exercised by the Courts and Officers of Her Majesty.
IV. Upon and after the Commencement of this Act, the Jurisdiction and Authority vested in the Court of the Liberties and Manor ofSaint Sepulchre , and in the Seneschal or Judge and other Officers of the said Court, in relation to the Administration of Justice in Actions, Suits, or other Civil Judicial Proceedings, or in the Administration of Criminal Law, or the Execution of Judgments, Writs, and Processes therein or connected therewith, shall cease; and all such Jurisdiction or Authority within the Limits of the said Liberties and Manor shall be vested in and exercised by such of the Courts and Officers of Her Majesty respectively as such Jurisdiction or Authority would now by Law have belonged to in case the said Liberties and Manor Court had not been constituted or erected; and the several Towns, Places, and Districts within the said Liberties and Manor, and the Inhabitants and Residents therein, shall be subject to the Jurisdiction and Authority of the said Courts of Her Majesty respectively in the same Manner as such Towns, Places, and Districts, and the Inhabitants and Residents therein would now have been in case the said Liberties and Manor Court had not been constituted or erected.
V Chairman of Kilmainham, Assistant Barrister of the County of Dublin, &c., may renew Decrees, &c. made by Seneschal before Commencement of Act.
V. It shall be lawful for the Chairman ofKilmainham , or Assistant Barrister of the County of Dublin , and the Recorder of Dublin , and the Assistant Barrister of the Counties of Kildare and Wicklow respectively, within the Limits of their respective Jurisdictions, to renew all Decrees and Dismisses made and pronounced by the said Court, or its Seneschal or Judge, before the Commencement of this Act, without regard to the Amount thereby decreed or adjudged to be paid; and every such renewed Decree and Dismiss shall be deemed a Decree or Dismiss of the said Chairman, Recorder, or Assistant Barrister, as the Case may be, and may be executed as such, notwithstanding that the Amount thereby decreed to be paid shall exceed the amount to which the Jurisdiction of such Chairman, Recorder, or Assistant Barrister shall be limited.
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