Market Street and Blackfriars Bridge, Manchester Act 1821

Publication Date:January 01, 1821
 
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Market Street and Blackfriars Bridge, Manchester Act 1821

(1 & 2 Geo. 4) c. cxxvi

An Act to improve Market Street, in the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and the Approaches thereto, and to amend an Act passed in the Fifty-seventh Year of His late Majesty, for building a Bridge across the River Irwell from Water Street, in the Township of Salford, to Saint Mary's Gate, in the Township of Manchester

[2 July 1821]

ANN0 PRIM0 & SECUNDO GEORGII IV. REGIS. Cup. cxxvi. An Act to improve Market Street, in the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and the Approaches thereto, and to amend an Act passed in the Fifty-seventh Year of His late Majesty for building a Bridge across the River Irwell from Water Street, 2n the Township of Sayord, to Saint May's Gate, in the Township of Manchester. [Zd July 1821.1 HERE AS a certain Street called Market Street, in the Town of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, which is the principal Thoroughfare of the said Town, is very narrow and inconvenient, and is in its present state dangerous for the Persons and Carriages passing through the same, and the Trade and Commerce of the said Town have been much obstructed and injured, and various serious Accidents have occurred, and many Lives Rave been lost in consequence thereof: And whereas the said Town of Manchester, and the Public in genera1 passing through the said Town, will be much bene- fitted if the said Street is widened and improved, and more convenient Avenues, Approaches, and Communications opened thereto : And whereas by an Act passed in the Fiftyseventh Year of the Reign of 57G.S.c.lviii. His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for building a Bridge across the River Irwell from Water Street, in the Township cf Salford, to Saint Mary's Gate, in the Township of Manchester, a [Loral.) 43 E Company 38% 1" & !i?' GEORGII IV. Cup. cxxvi. Company of Proprietors was established by the Name and Title of The Company of Proprietors of the Blackfriars Bridge, for effecting the Pur- poses of that Act, and under the Powers of that Act the said Street called Market Street might have been partially improved, but not to the Extent required for the Safety and Convenience of the Public : And whereas the said Company of Proprietors are willing to abandon such of the Provisions of the said Act as authorize such partial Improve- ment, and that the Improvement on the larger Scale contemplated by this Act shall be effected, and are also willing that such Part of the Funds as might have been applicable under the said Act to the opening and enlarging the Avenues to the said Bridge, so far as the said Street called Market Street formed apart of such Avenues, shall be applied and contributed towards the Purposes of this Act : And whereas the Inhab- itants of the 'Township of Manchester repair the Highways within the same as a Township ; and the Highway Rates now levied and assessed on the Inhabitants of the said Township are considerably below the Amount which may by Law be raised for that Purpose ; and the Monies necessary for carry ink on and completing the said intended Improve- ments may be provided by an Appropriation of Part of the Highway Rates within the Township of Manchester, and by the Contribution of the said Company of Proprietors: And whereas for effecting the said intended Improvements it is necessary that Commissioners should be appointed with Powers to purchase Lands and Houses, and to borrow Money, and with all other necessary Powers for carrying into Effect the beneficial Purposes aforesaid ; but the same cannot be done without the Aid and Authority of Parliament j May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may 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 assem- bled, and by the Authority of the same, That Robert Andrew, Jonathan Andrew, Edward Baxter, John Bradshaw, James Brierley, John Bennett, James Bury, Richard Clogg, John Chippindal, James Clarkson, Thomas Hodson Cardwell, Robert Duck, Jonathan Dawson, Thoma4 Darwell, Joseph Flintof, Jeremiah Fielding, George Fraser, Thomas Fleming, George Grundy, William Garnett, John Greavcs, Robert Hyde Greg, George Hole, Thomas Hoyle, Benjamin Heywood, Thomas Harbottle, David Halt, Thomas Hardnian, James Hibbert, John Harding, Thomas Check Hewes, John Kirknian, James Kennedy, John Kenworthy, Samuel Knight, John Lomax, Edward Loyd, John Moore the Younger, Francis Marris, Francis Mayall Mal- lalieu, Robert Millington, James M'Connell, Henry Newbery, Richard Potter of Cannon Street, Thomas Peel, Shakespeare Phillips, Thomas Potter of the Adelphi, Thomas Parker, John Railton, James Ramsbottom, Charles Rider, William Roylance, John Ratclife, Thomas Sharp, Thomas Bromiley, KiIIiam Sanderson, John Shuttleworth, Richard Smith, John Edward Taylor, Peter Taylor, James Touchet the Younger, Joseph Todd, William Tate, George William Wood, Thomas Wilkins, John Walker of Bridgewater Yard, Richard Warren, Thomas Worthington, William W. Walmsley, Gilbert Winter, Thomas Watkins, James Wood, Peter Watson, and the several other Persons from Time to Time to be elected and ap- pointed in Manner hereinafter mentioned, shall be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners for putting this Act into Execution, who shall have full Power and Authority to widen and enlarge the said Street called Market Street, and to form and make better and more commodious Avenues, Commis- sionera. 1" & 2' GEOKGII IV. Cap. cxxvi. 3883 Avenues, Approaches, and Conirnunications thereto and therewith in the Manner after mentioned. 11. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That no Person shall be Wliat Per- capable of acting as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act, unless sons shall be such Person shall be the Owner, Tenant, or Occupier of some Messuage, Dwelling House, Warehouse, or other Building, Messuages, Dwelling Houses, Warehouses, or other Buildings, or of Oome other Tenement within the said Township of Mnnchesttw-, of rhe Yearly Rent or Value of Thirty Pounds at the least, and which shall be assessed at that Value on and for the Poor Rate or Poor Rates levied and assessed within the said Township of Manchester, or unless such Person shall be resident within the Parish of Matichester, and shall be seized or possessed for an Estate of Freehold, or for a Term or Terms of Years not less than Ninety- nine Years, of some Messuages, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, situate and being within the Kingdom of Great Britain, which Property shall be of the clear Yearly Rental or Annual Value of One hundred Pounds at the least, or shall be possessed of or entitled to a Personal Estate to the Amount or Value of Three thousand h~nds at the least. qualified. 111. Provided also, and be it further enacted, That no Person shall be Commission- capable of acting as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act, (other- ers to take wise than in administering the Oath or Affirmation next hereinafter men- tioned), until he shall have taken and subscribed at the General OP other Meeting of the Commissioners held in pursuance of this Act an Oath or Affirmation to the following Effect, (which Oath or Affirmation any One of the said Commissioners is hereby empowered to administer] : 6 1 A. B. do swear, (or, being One of the People called Quakers, do c solemnly declare and affirm) that I am really and bond jde Owner, 6 Tenant, or Occupier [as the Case may be) of a Messuage, Dwelling 6 House, Warehouse, or other Building or Tenement, or of Messuages, 6 Dwelling Houses, Warehouses, or other Buildings or Tenements, [as the Case niay be) within, &c. [naming the Streets or Placer2 within the said Township of Manchester, of the Yearly Value or Rent of Thirty 4 Pounds, and which is or are [ab the Case may be] assessed at that Yalye 6 in and for the Poor Rate or Poor Rates levied witbin tke said Town- ' ship of Manchester, or (if the Case be so) that I am resident within the 6 Parish of Manchester and am seized or possessed for an Estate of Free- ' hold, or for a Term or Terms of Pears not less than Ninety-nine Yeal.s 6 (as the Care may be] of Messuages, Lands, Tenements, or Heredit+ 6 ments, situate and being within the Kingdom of Gre4zt Britain, of rhe c clear Yearly Rent or Annual Value of One hundred Pounds, or am possessed of or entitled to Goods and Chattels, or Personal Property, 6 to the Amount of the Sum of Three thousand Pounds, and also that 6 1 will well and truly execute and perform all and every the Powers and 6 Authorities vested in me in pursuance of an Act made in the $e,cpnd 6 Year of the Reign of King George the Fourth, intituled An .&t [&rg set $rth the Title ofthis Ad] according to the best of m Power, an Oath. c Skill, and Judgme~. So help me E OR.' W. Provided also, and be it further enacted, That if .ay Pqspg or Persons dis- Persms not being quaMed as aforesaid, or being disqualified by my of qualifiednot t3ye Caases aforesaid, shall nevertheless act as a Commissioner in the ~o~~i~~ion- Execution erS. 3884 Commission- ers not to act if inter- ested. Appoint- ment of future Com- missioners. 1" & 2' GEORGII IV. Cup.cxxvi. Execution of this Act, every such Person shall, for every such Offence, forfeit and pay the Sum of Fifty Pounds, to any Person or Persons who shall sue for the same, to be recovered in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record at Westminster, with full Costs of Suit, by Action of Debt, or on the Case, or by Bill, Plaint, Suit, or Information, wherein no Essoign, Protection, or Wager of Law, nor more than One Imparlance, shall be allowed ; and it shall be incumbent on the Person so sued or prosecuted to prove that he is qualified and not disqualified by any of the Causes aforesaid, or otherwise to pay the said Penalty, without any other Proof or Evidence on the Part of the Prosecutor than that such Person hath...

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