Midland Counties Railway Act 1836

Publication Date:January 01, 1836
 
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Midland Counties Railway Act 1836

(6 & 7 Will. 4) c. lxxviii

An Act for making a Railway, with Branches, commencing at the London and Birmingham Railway in the Parish of Rugby in the County of Warwick, to communicate with the Towns of Leicester, Nottingham, and Derby, to be called " The Midland Counties Railway.

[21st June 1836]

ANNO SEXTO GULIELMI IV. REGIS. **************************************************** Cap. lxxviii. An Act for making- a Railway, with Branches, commencing at the London and Birmingliam Railway in the Parish of Rugby in the County of Warwick, to communicate with the Towns of Leicester, Nottingham, and Derby, to be called " The Midland Counties Railway." [21st June 1836.] W HEREAS the making a Railway, with proper Branches, Works, and Conveniences connected therewith, for the Conveyance of Passengers, Goods, and Merchandize, from the London and Birmingham Railway in the Parish of Rugby in the County of Warwick to the Towns of Leicester, Nottingham, and Derby, and Places adjacent thereto, thereby affording Facilities for Railway Communication with the important manufacturing Towns to the Northward of such Places respectively, will prove of great public Advantage, by opening an additional, cheap, and expeditious Commu nication between the Metropolis and the large manufacturing Coun ties of Leicester, Nottingham, and Derby, and will at the same Time facilitate the Means of Transit and Traffic for Passengers, Goods, and Merchandize between the above-mentioned Towns and Places and the adjacent Districts, and the several intermediate Towns and Places: And whereas the several Persons herein-after named are willing, at \_Local.~ file:///_Local.~ ] 32 A their 2854 6 GULIELMI IV. Cap.lxxviii. their own Costs and Charges, to carry the said 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 King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Tem poral, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by Proprietors the Authority of the same, That Charles Armstrong, Joseph Armstrong, incorpo- George Barker, Matthew Babington, John Babington Clerk, John Bright, James Brooks, Joseph Brown, Robert Benson, Timothy Bourne, George Gisborne Babington, Henry Bannerman and Sons, John Att- wood Beaver, Hugh Hornlry Birley, Joseph Birley, William Boulton, Thomas Broadbent, Joseph Cripps, Thomas Coglan, Edward Cropper, John Cropper junior, John Chippendale, John Cheetham, Richard Cheslyn, John Coke, William Cripps, Edward Dawson, Thomas Edward Dicey, Richard Dawson, Robert Duck, Adam Dugdale, Joseph Ches- borough Dyer, John Duncan, William Evans, John Ewart, Evan Evans, Francis Frith, Edward Basil Farnham, William Faxvden, Henry Forth, Abraliam Franklin, William Gillson, George Carr Glyn, Philip Gans, Robert Gardner, George Gardner, Robert Gar- nett, William Garnett, Robert Garnett junior, Henry Garnctt, Charles Garnett, Thomas Glover, James Guest, William Hackett, Onnerod Heyworth, James Hey worth, Laxcrence Heyxvorth, David Hodson, John Horsfall, Isabella Hutton, John Hall, Thomas Harbottle, Herbert Hardie, John Hargraves, James Collyer Harter, David Harvie, James Hatton, James Holt Heron, John Spear Heron, James Knight Heron, rThomas Hilton, John Holford, rThomas Houldsxvorth, Henry Houldsworth, Edmund Haworth, John Horsfall, William Jessop, William Jenkinson, Henry Jephson, William Kock, William Krauss, Joseph Frederick Ledsam, Daniel Ledsam, Edxcard Lloyd, James Lord, William Lord, Robert I^eeson, William Eaton Motisley, William Palmer Morexvood, John Mansfield, Charles Meredith, Lord Viscount Melbourne, James M'Connell, Thomas Main, William A Mayson, Jo/m Mayson, John MoUineux, Edward Miller Mundy, John Nedham, His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, James Oakes, Richard Oliver son, Thomas Ollivant, John Ollivanl junior, Charles James Packe, Charles William Packe, Joseph Paget, William Wilberforce Pearson, Charles Stewart Parker, James Parker, John Henzey Pidcock, Richard Potter, Bolton Peel, Charles Burt Robinson, 'Theodore Woolman Rathbonc, Joseph Raleigh, James Richardson, Richard Roberts, James B Reyner, Alfred Reyner, Frederick Reyner, William Rutson, George Rainey, George Shaw, Samuel Sandbach, Henry Robinson Sandbach, Thomas Smith, David Scott, John Shutllexcorth, Joseph Smith, Joseph Smith, Horatio Smith, Junius Smith, Augustus Smith, Robert Sharpe, Thomas Toone, Richard Taylor, Seymour Teuton, John Edxcard Taylor, William Turner, Francis Ullalhorne, Henri/ Venn Clerk, Joseph Walker, Thomas Watson, Joseph Whealley, Edward Wilson, John Walker, Samuel Walker, William Walker, Edxvard West-head, Robert Henry Wilson, George Wood, Edmund Wright, George Walker and Company, John Wright, and Francis Wright, and all other Persons and Corporations, who have subscribed or shall hereafter subscribe towards the said Undertaking, and their several and respective Successors, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, shall be and they are hereby united into a Company for making and maintaining 6 GULIELM1 IV. CapAx^m. 2855 the said Railway, Branches, and other Works by this Act authorized, and lor other the Purposes herein declared, according to the Pro-visions and Restrictions herein-after mentioned, and for that Purpose shall be One Body Corporate by the Name and Style of " The Midland Counties Railway Company," and by that Name shall have perpetual Succession and a Common Seal, and shall and may sue and be sued, and also shall have Power and Authority to purchase, hold, and sell Lands, for the Use and Benefit of the said Undertaking, without incurring any Penalties or Forfeitures, and shall also have and exercise all other Powers and Authorities which are herein-after given or mentioned. II. And be it further enacted, That in the Interpretation or legal Rules for Construction of this Act, where any Word is used importing the the ,nter-Singular Number or the Masculine Gender only, such Word shall be ^va"" understood and held to include several Matters and Things as well as one Matter and Thing, several Persons as well as one Person, and Females as well as Males; and where the Word " Lands" shall be used, the same shall be understood and held to include Tenements, Buildings, and all other Hereditaments; and where the WTord " Corporation" shall be used, the same shall be understood and held to mean any Body Politic, Corporate or Collegiate, Civil or Ecclesiastical, Aggregate or Sole; and where the Word "Railway" shall be used, the same shall be understood and held to include Railways together with the Branches thereof, and all Alterations and Deviations in and from such Railways and Branches, and also the Yards, Stations, Wharfs, and other Works by this Act authorized to be made ; unless in any of the Cases aforesaid it be otherwise specially provided, or there be something in the Subject or Context clearly repugnant to such Construction. III. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Company to raise amongst themselves any Sum of Money for waking and maintaining the said Railway and other Works by this Act authorized, not exceeding in the whole One million Pounds, the whole to be divided into Shares of One hundred Pounds each, and such Shares shall be numbered, beginning with Number One, in arithmetical Progression, and every Share shall be distinguished by the Number to be applied to the same; and the said Shares shall be and are hereby vested in the several Parties taking the same, and their several and respective Successors, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, to their proper Use and Benefit, pro-portionably to the Sum they shall severally contribute; and all Corporations and Persons, and their several and respective Successors, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, who have subscribed or shall severally subscribe for One or more Share or Shares, or such Sum or Sums as shall be demanded in lieu thereof, towards the said Undertaking and other the Purposes of the said Subscription, shall be entitled to and shall receive in proportionable Parts, according to the respective Sums so by them respectively paid, the net Profits and Advantages which shall arise or accrue from or by the Rates, Tolls, and other Sums of Money to be received by the said Company, as and when the same shall be divided by the Authority of this Act. IV. And Proprietors to raise Money amongst themselves for the Undertaking, not exceeding 1,000,000/., to be divided into Shares of 100/. each. 2856 To compel Payment of Subscriptions. 6GULIELMI IV. Cap. lxxviii. IV. And be it further enacted, That the several Persons who have subscribed or who shall hereafter subscribe or agree to advance or pay any Money for or towards the said Undertaking shall and they are hereby required to pay the Sums of Money by them respectively subscribed or agreed to be paid, or such Parts thereof as shall from Time to Time be called for by the Directors of the said Company under the Powers of this Act, at such Times and Places and to such Persons as shall be directed by the said Directors; and in case any Person shall refuse or neglect to pay as aforesaid the Money by him so subscribed for, or the Part thereof so called for, it shall be lawful for the said Company to sue for and recover the same, with full Costs of Suit, in any Court of Law or Equity, together with Interest on every such unpaid Sum of Money at the Rate of Five Pounds per Centum per Annum, from the Time when the same was directed to be paid as aforesaid up to the Day of the actual Payment thereof. be raised. Application V. And be it further enacted, That the Money to be raised by c1^y t0 ^ne sa"* Company by virtue of this Act shall be laid out and applied, ' """* in the first place, in paying and discharging all Costs and Expences incurred in applying for, obtaining, and passing this Act, and all other...

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