Margate Improvement Act 1825

Publication Date:January 01, 1825
 
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Margate Improvement Act 1825

(6 Geo. 4) c. xx

An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts relative to the paving, lighting, watching, and improving the Town of Margate in the Parish of Saint John the Baptist in the County of Kent; for erecting certain Defences against the Sea for the Protection of the said Town; and for making further Improvements in and about the said Town and Parish

[31 March 1825]

ANN0 SEXTO GEORGII IV. REGIS. Cap. xx. An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts relative to the paving, lighting, watching, and improving the Town of Margate in the Parish of Saint John the Baptist in the County of Ke?zt ; for erecting certain Defences against the Sea for the Protection of the said Town; and for making further Improvements in and about the said Town and Parish. [31st March 1825.1 HEREAS an Act was passed in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, inti- W tuled An Act fir rebuilding the Pier of Margate in the Isle of 27 6.3. c.45. Thanet in the County 0s Kent ; for ascertaining, establishing, and recovering certain Duties in lieu of the ancient and customary Droits for the Support and Maintenance of the said Pier ; for widening, paving, repairing, cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets, Lanes, Highways, and public Passages in the Town ofMargate and Parish $Saint John the Baptist in the said Ish? of Thanet ; fir settling the Rates of Porters, Chairmen, carters, and Carmen within the said Town ; and for preventing Encroachments, Nui- sances, and Annoyances therein : And whereas an Act was also passed in the Thirty-ninth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled An 39 G.3.c. 2, Act to amend and render more efectual an Act, passed in the Twenty-seventh rear ofthe Reign of His said late Majesty, for rebuilding the Pier ofMargate r Local.] 6U in 538 WGEQRGII IV. Cap. xx . in the said Isle OJ Thanet in the Cormty cf Kent, and for othti* Putposer mentioned in the said Act : And whereas an Act was also passed in the 49G.3.c.117. Farty-ninth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled An Act to amend and render more efectual Two Acts for the Maintenance and Sup- port of the Pier and Harbour, andpaving and lighting the Town ofMarg-ate in the County ofKent: And whereas an Act was also passed in the Fifty- 326.3.c.166. second Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled An Act for separating the Management of the Harbour of Margate in the County of Kent from the paving and lighting of the Town of Margate, and for vesting the future Management of the said Harbour in a Joint Stock Company of Proprietors : And whereas another Act was passed in the Fifty-third Year 53 6.3. c. 82. of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled An Act for more efectualb paving, lighting, watching, and improving the Town fl Margate in the County of Kent : And whereas it is expedient that some further Provisions should be made for the strengthening of the Sea Embankments, and for extending the same, for the better Protection of the Highways and Passages along the North-west and North Sides of the said Town against the En- stoachment of the Sea ; and for improving the said Town and the Avenues in and about the same, and the several Approaches thereto; and for removing and preventing Obstructions and Annoyances therein ; and for better regulating the Police thereof: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it inay be enacted ; and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament Recited Acts assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the said recited Acts, extended to and all the Provisoes, Powers, Authorities, Orders, Rules, Regulations. this Act. Comniis- doners. Limitations, Restrictibns, Prohibitions, Directions, Exernpt&ms, hdemni: ties, Penalties, Forfeitures, Punishments, Matters, and Things therein respectivelycontained (except such Parts of the said Acts as are by this Act altered, varied, or repealed), shall extend and are hereby extended to and shall take effect, and be put in Execution in, for, and in respect of the making and raising Rates, and completing, repairing, and maintaining the several Works, Matters, and Things by this Act autho- rized to be done, as if all the said Provisions, Powers, Authorities, Or- ders, Rules, Regulations, Limitations, Restrictions, Prohibitions, Direc- tions, Exemptions, Indemnities, Penalties, Forfeitures, Punishments, Mat- ters, and Things, were repeated and re-enacted in the Body of this Act. XI. And be it further enacted, That the Vicar for the Time being of the said Parish, and all and every His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Time being, acting for the County of Kent, or for the Liberties of the Cinque Ports, together with WilIiuni Adams, William Frederick Baylay Clerk, Francis Barrow Clerk, Thomas Belsey, John Boys, Edward Boys junior, Henry Brasier, James Brooman, Jesse Carroway, Francis Cobb, Francis William Gbb, William Cobb, John Cramp, Edward Dering, Francis Forster, Robert Garrett, John Gore, DmicZ Jarvis, John Jenkins, Emanuel Levey, Pad Sandby Mum, Latham Osborn, William Pain, John Plunamer, Gibon Ram- me#, Thomas Smith Rowe, John Sackett, Robert Salter, Samuel Silver, John Slater, Richard Manger Smithett, Sir Thomas Staines Knight, John Swinfird, Edward Taddy, James Taddy, James Taddy junior, Robsrt Tomlin, Robert Wells, Edward White, Thomas Wilcocks, James Wright, and their Successors, to be chosen as by the said Act passed in the Twenty- seventh Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty is directed, shall be and 9 they 6" GEORGII IV. cffp. xx. 539 strey hereby appointed the Commissioners for carrying into Execution the several Powers and Authorities given by this Act, as well as the Powers and Authorities given to the said Commissioners by the said several recited Acts* 111. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That the said Commis- Oathofcorn- sioners shall, and they are hereby required, previous to acting as Corn. misshers* missioners in the Execution of the Powers and Authorities given by this Act, or any of them, to take and subscribe an Oath or Affirmation, in the Words or to the Effect following ; (that is to say), I A. B. do swear, (or being one of the People called Quakers, do solemnly affirm), That I am truly and bondjde in my own Right, or in the Right of my Wife, in the actual Possession and Enjoyment or in ' the Receipt of the Rents and Profits of Messuages, Lands, Tenements, ' or Hereditaments of the clear yearly Value of Sixty Pounds above ' Reprizes, or possessed of a Real and Personal Estate of the Value ' together of Two thousand Pounds above Reprizes (as the Case may ' be), and that I will truly and faithfully execute the Triists, Powers, afid Authorities vested in me by an Act of Parliament passed in the Sixth 6 Year of the Reign of King tieorge the Fourth, intituled [here set forth 6 tfie Title ofthi$ Act], to the best of my Skill and Knowledge, without Fear, Favour, or Affection to any Person whomsoever. So help me GOD.' And if any Person not being qualified as aforesaid, or not having taken penalty on and subscribed the Oath as aforesaid, or being a Quaker, and not having acting with- made and subscribed the Affirmation as aforesaid, shall act as a Commis- out being qualified, or sioner in the Execution of this Act (except in administering the Oath after becorn- herein-before mentioned), or if any Person or Persons after having been ing disqu& duly qualified, and so acted as aforesaid, shall by Non-residence, Refusal fied. fo act, or by Neglect to attend at some Public Meeting of Commissioners for the Space of One Year at any one Time, without reasonable Cause to be allowed by the said Commissioners, become disqualified, shall act in the Execution of this Act, every such Person shall, for every such Offence or Omission, forfeit and pay the Sum of Fifty Pounds, to be recovered with full Costs of Suit in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record at Westminster, by Action of Debt or on the Case, or by BiU, Suit, or Information, wherein no Essoign, Protection, or Wager of Law, or more than One Imparlance, shall be allowed ; and every Person so sued and prosecuted shall prove that at the Time of acting he was and had continued to be so qualified as aforesaid, and that he had at the Time of acting taken and subscribed such Oath or made ond subscribed such Affirmation as aforesaid (as the Case may be), or other- wise shall pay the said Penalty, without any other Proof or Evidence being givenon the Part of the Plaintiff or Prosecutor, than that such Person had acted as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act ; ad rhe Money so to be recovered shall, after Payment of the extra Costs and Expnces attending the Recovery thereof, be applied, one Moiety to the Wormer or Prosecutor, and the other Moiety to the Purposes nf thh Act and of the said former Acts : Provided that all Acts and Pro- ceedings of any Person or Persons acting as a Commissioner or Commis sbners in theExecutionof this Act, though not duly quaMed,done previous to Judgment or Conviction, shall be as valid and effecmal as if such Per- son 540 60 GEQRGII IV. cup. XY. son or Persons had been duly qualified as aforesaid : And provided also, that no Person or Persons, who shall become disqualified as aforesaid, shall be incapable of being re-elected a Commissioner or Commissioners, in the same Way and Manner as in the said former Act of the Twenty- seventh Year of His !ate Majesty is prescribed for the Election of any new Commissioner or Commissioners. Power tv COnvene Meetings on Emergencieu. IV. And be it further enacted, 'That if after the Adjournment of any Meeting of the said Commissioners held under the Regulations and Pro- visions of the said recited Acts, or either of them, or of this Act, it shall at any Time be thought necessary that an earlier Day of...

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