Paddington Improvement Act 1824

Publication Date:January 01, 1824
 
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Paddington Improvement Act 1824

(5 Geo. 4) c. cxxvi

An Act for better governing and regulating the Parish of Paddington in the County of Middlesex; for paving, lighting, and watching such Parts of the said Parish as may be necessary, and for other Purposes relating to those Objects; and for altering and amending several Acts passed in the Twenty-eighth, Thirty-third, and Fiftieth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, for rebuilding the Church and enlarging the Churchyard of the said Parish

[17 June 1824]

ANNO QUINT0 GEQRGII IV. REGIS. Cap. cxxvi. An Act for better governing and regulating the Parish of Paddinqton in the County of Middlesex ; for paving, light&g, and watching such Parts of the said Parish as may be necessary, and for other Purposes relating to those Objects; and for altering and amending several Acts passed in the Twenty-eighth, Thirty-third, and Fiftieth Years of the keign of His late Majesty King George the Third, for rebuilding the Church and enlarging the Churchyard of the said Parish. [17th June 1824.1 HEREAS the Parish of Paddington in the County of Mid- dlesex is a populous Parish, and its Population is increasing, and the Affairs of the Parish have been managed by an Open or Public Vestry : And whereas the Interests of the said Parish would be better provided for if the several Powers and Authorities now exercised by the Open Vestry in the said Parish were vested in an elected Vestry : 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 1,ords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this [Local. ] 34 R present 3102 5" GEORGII IV. Cap. cxxvi. VstrYme*l to present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That it be shall be lawful for the Inhabitants and Occupiers of the said Parish of Paddington, qualified as herein-after mentioned, and they are hereby re- quired, authorized, and empowered, within Six Weeks from and after the passing of this Act, to assemble and meet in the new Vestry Room of the Parish of Paddington aforesaid, situate in the Harrow Road, between the Hours of Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon and Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, for the Purpose of electing Thirty-six Persons, Inhabitants or Occupiers of the said Parish, and qualified as herein-after mentioned, to constitute and be an elected Vestry for the Purposes herein-after speci- fied ; of the Day and Hour of which said Meeting and the special Purpose thereof, public Notice shall be given by the Minister and Churchwardens of the said Parish for the Time being, Ten Days at least before the Day to be appointed for holding such Meeting, by the Publication of such Notice in the Parish Church aforesaid, on some Sunday during or imme- diately after Divine Service, and by affixing the same fairly written or printed on the Doors of such Parish Church, and other usual Place of affixing Parochial Notices. Persons de- 11. And be it further enacted, That all Persons desirous of proposing sirous Of themselves or any other Person or Persons as a Candidate or Candidates, becoming Candidates to be such elected Vestrymen as aforesaid, shall, within Five Days after for Vestry- such Notice shall have been given as aforesaid, deliver unto and leave with men, to give the Vestry Clerk for the Time being of the said Parish of Paddington a Notice to Notice in Writing, containing the Name or Names of such Candidate or Vestry 'Ierk' Candidates, with his or their Place or Places of Abode ; a List of which said Naaes with their Additions so to be given in as aforesaid, shall be made or written out in Alphabetical Order by the said Vestry Clerk for the Time being of the said Parish, and a printed or written Copy of such List shall on the Sunday previous to the Day of Election be affixed upon the Doors of the Parish Church aforesaid, and at such other Place of affixing Notices as herein-before mentioned. Mode of 111. And be it further enacted, That the Election of such Thirty-six ballot% for elected Vestrymen as aforesaid shall, upon the Day and at the Time ap- pointed for the same as aforesaid, or at some Adjournment of such Meet- Vestrymen. ing, be made and decided by Ballot, by gutting the Names of the Persons to be voted for by each Elector into a Ballotting Glass or Box, to be after- wards drawn out, and the Number of Votes for each Person determined by Scrutineers to be for that Purpose appointed by the Minister of the said Parish for the Time being, or Chairman at such Meeting ; and each Inha- bitant and Occupier of the said Parish of Paddington, qualified as herein- after mentioned, shall be entitled, on such Ballot, and on all other Ballots for the Election of Vestrymen as herein-after provided, to the same Number of Votes as are authorized under and by virtue of a certain Act of Parliament passed in the Fifty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late 58 G. 3. c. 69. Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for the Regulation of Parish Vestries ; provided always, that if it shall happen that there shall not be a sufficient Number of Persons named on such List to be made out as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the said Inhabitants and Occupiers, qualified as herein-after mentioned, at such Meeting as aforesaid, by Ballot in the Manner aforesaid, to elect such other Person or Persons duly 5 qualified 3103 qualified as herein-after mentioned to be Vestrymen of the said Parish, until the whole Number of Thirty-six Vestrymen shall be completed. IV. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for Sir John Trustees of F&erick Baronet, Arthur Stanhope Esquire, and Sir Frederick Trieje certain Man- sions to have Power of &forshead Baronet, Trustees, in whom certain Mansions called Connaught place, and divers other Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments situated appointing a within and constituting a very large Proportion of the said Parish of Pad- Vestryman. dington, are now vestgd, andathe Survivors and Survivor of them, or the Trustees or Trustee for the Time being of the said Hereditaments, or any Two of them, (and they or he are and is hereby authorized), from Year to Year, at the annual Election of Vestrymen pursuant to this Act, by any Instrument under their or his Hands or Hand, to nominate or appoint either One of the said Trustees, or some other Person to be approved of by such Trustees or Trustee, or any Two of them, to be a Vestryman of the said Parish, for the Purpose of acting in the Execution of this Act, as to all such Matters and Things only as relate to the making, forming, repairing, regulating, and maintaining the several Roads, Footpaths, Pavements, Streets, Squares, and other open Places, and the lighting, watching, cleaning, and preserving the same, and upon such Appoint- ment being made and produced to the Chairman of any annual Meeting for electing Vestrymen, the Person so nominated and appointed shall become and be declared by such Chairman to be a Vestryman of the said Parish, from that Time until the next succeeding annual Election of Ves- trymen to take place as aforesaid, and the Vestrymen so appointed and declared shall have all the same Powers and Authorities as any other Vestryman to be elected under the Powers of this Act in such Matters and l'hings as aforesaid only, and that it shall be lawful for the said Trus- tees or Trustee for the Time being, or any Two of them, in like Manner to revoke any such Appointment, and to make a new Appointment as often as any such Vestryman shall die or be removed, and upon such new Appointment being made and produced to the Chairman of any Vestry Meeting under this Act, the Person so substituted shall be and be de- clared by such Chairman, and may act as a Vestryman of the said Parish, in sach Matters and Things only as aforesaid, in lieu of the Vestryman deceased nI removed as aforesaid. V. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Com- pany of Proprietors of the Grand Junction Canal from Year to Year previous to the annual Election of Vestrymen pursuant to this Act, to nominate or appoint such Person, (being a Member of the General or Select Committee of the said Company for the Time being), as the said Company shall think fir, to be a Vestryman of the said Parish of Padding- ton, and upon every such Appointment being made and certified by some Writing signed by the Clerk of the said Company, and produced to the Chairman of any such annual Meeting for electing Vestrymen to be held pursuant to this Act as aforesaid, the Person so nominated shall become and be declared by such last-mentioned Chairman to be a Vestryman of the said Parish, until the then next succeeding annual Election of Vestry- men to take place as aforesaid, or until his Appointment shall be revoked as herein-after mentioned, or shall otherwise become void, and every Vestryinan so to be nominated and declared as last-mentioned, shall, during his Continuance in the said Office, have all the same Powers and Autho- rities In case of Death or Removal, to appoint an- other Vertry- man. Company of Proprietors of Grand Junc- tion Canal to appoint a Vestryman. 3104 5" GEORGII IV. Cap. cxxvi. rities as any other Vestriman to be elected under the Provisions of-' this Act : Provided nevertheless, that it shall be lawful for the said Company from Time to Time, to revoke the Appointment of any such Vestryman sonominated by them as aforesaid, and so often as any Vacancy shall happen during a current Year by reason of any such Revocation, or of the Death of any Vestryman so to be nomin'ated as last aforesaid, or by his becoming disqualified or refusing to accept or desiring to be discharged from the said Office, it shall be lawful for the General or Select Com- mittee of the said Company from Time to Time to Iiorninate and appoint any other Person (being a Member of the said General or Select Commit- tee of the said Company for the Time beiog), to...

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