Road from Dartford to Strood Act 1822

Publication Date:January 01, 1822
 
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Road from Dartford to Strood Act 1822

(3 Geo. 4) c. lxx

An Act for repairing, widening, and maintaining the Road leading from Dartford to and through Northfleet and Gravesend, and thence to the Stones End, near the Parish Church' of Strood, in the County of Kent.

[24 May 1822]

ANNO TERTIO GEORGII IV. REGIS. ******#***#***#***********#***********#*-************** Cap. lxx. An Act for repairing, widening, and maintaining the Road leading from Dartford to and through Northfleet and Graveseqd, and thence to the Stones End, near the Parish Church' of Strood, in the County of Kent. [24th May 1822.]'. W HEREAS an Act was passed in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King-George the Third, intituled An Act for lG.s.c. 40. rendering more effectual several Acts passed in the Tenth Tear of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, in the Eleventh Tear of His late Majesty King. George the First, and in the Eleventh Tear of His late Majesty King George the Second, for enlarging, amending, and maintaining the Road from Dartford : to Northfleet and Gravesend^ and from Gravesend to Chalk, and from North- fleet to Chalk, and from thence to the Stones End, near the Parish Church of Strood, inihe County of Kent: And whereas another Act was passed in,the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An-Actfor continuing the Term and altering the Powers of an Act 22G.3.C. 98. of the First Tear of His -present Majesty, for. amending the Road from Dartford to Northfleet, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of K^nt, and for&llow'mg: an-annual Payment'out of'the.Tolls arising upon, the saidRoads . to the Trustees for the Care-of the -Road leading from Rochester./^ Maidstone,. in the said County, to be applied for..the Purposes therein mentioned'.. .Arid whereas another. Act was passed in the Fortyrfirst Year of the Reign of His -late-Majesty.King George: the Third, intituled^ Act for continuing 41G.3.C.60. the Termand alteringthe Powers of Two^severalActs, made respectively in the'First and'Twenty-second Tears of the Reign of His present Majesty, for, [Local.'] 26 F amending 2322 Recited Acts repealed. Tolls made liable to the Payment of the existing Debt, and the Interest thereof. Appointment of Trustees. 3GEORGII IV. Cap;tex. amending and maintaining the Road from Dartford to Northfleet, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Kent, and for other Purposes in the said Acts mentioned: And whereas the Trustees of the said Roads have borrowed at Interest several considerable Sums of Money on the Credit: of the Tolls authorized to be collected for amending and improving the same, and which Money still remains due and owing and cannot be paid off, nor can the said Roads be kept in repair, unless the Term and Powers granted and continued by the said several Acts, and now near expiring, are enlarged : And whereas it will facilitate the Execution of the Purposes aforesaid if the said Acts were repealed, and if such of the Powers and Provisions of the said Acts as shall be continued or amended were consolidated and comprised in one Act, and if further Powers and Provisions were granted and made: 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 assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act, the said recited Acts of the First, Twenty-second, and Forty-first Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, shall be and the same are hereby repealed, and that this Act shall thenceforth commence and take Effect and be put in Execution for and during the Term herein-after mentioned, for the Purpose of repairing, amending, making, widening, improving, and keeping in repair the Road from Dartford in the County oiKent, through Northfleet, Gravesend, and Chalk, and from thence to the Stones End, or End of the Pavement near the Parish Church oiStrood in the said County of Kent; and this Act and the Tolls hereby granted and to arise on the said Roads, shall be and the same are hereby made subject and liable to the Payment of all Monies which have been borrowed, and which yet remain due and owing on the Credit of the Tolls authorized to be taken by the said Acts, or any of them, on the said Roads, and of all Interest due and to grow due thereon, as fully and effectually to all Intents and Purposes, as if such Monies had been borrowed and become due on the Credit of this Act, or of the Tolls hereby authorized to be collected. II. And be itfurther enacted, That all His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Time being acting for the said County of Kent, together with the Honourable George Charles Pratt commonly called Earl of Brecknock, the'1, Honourable Edward Bligh commonly called Lord Clifton, the Honourable and Reverend Jacob Marsham Doctor in Divinity, the Honourable Edward, Bligh senior, the Honourable William Bligh, Sir Edward Knatchbulh Baronet, Sir John Gregory Shaw Baronet, Sir Thomas Dyke Baronet^ Sir: Williath Geary Baronet, Sir Henry Hawley Baronet, Sir William Curtis: Bar6net, Sir Thomas Blomefield Baronet, Sir William Leighton Baronet, John Julius Anger stein,John Atkins, John Rose Baker, Samuel Baker, Samuel Tuffnell Barrett, Samuel Bayly, Charles Beckett, John Bennett, James Best ?. of Chatham, William Brown, John Brenchley, John Brenchley junior, John : Kenward Shaw Brooke Clerk, Robert Gascoyne Burt Clerk, John Calcraft, Richard Carew, William Crawford Clerk, Doctor in Divinity, Williani Colyer, Thomas Colyer of Southfleet, Thomas Colyer junior, John Currie Clerk, Thomas Dalton, George Davies Clerk, Oliver de Lancey, John Drinkald, Percival Hart Dyke, Henry Edmeades, William Edmeades, James Edmeades,' Nicholas Gillbee, William Gladish, George Groves-, George Gunning, Robert Gunning, William Gunning, Thomas Harman, Samuel Hazard, Jeremiah. 10 Howard, 3 GEORGII IV Cdp.lxx. 2323 Howard, Edward Thomas Day Hulkes, Thomas. Johnson, Hugh Jones Clerk, John Law Clerk, Doctor in Divinity, Admiral John Lawford, Joshua Lomas, William Lomas, Charles Lefebure, Richard Leigh, .Edward Man* darky Charles Milner, William Mumford, Edward Murrell, Jarvis Noakes, William Pemble, Luke Phillips Clerk, Thomas Pitcher, Henry Jones Pitcher, Robert Price Clerk, Doctor in Divinity, Peter Rashleigh Clerk, George Rashleigb Clerk, George Rich, Jeremiah Rosher, Laurence Ruck, Claude Scott, Samuel Scott, George Smith of Camer, William Masters Smith, Robert Talbot, John Henry Talbot, John Thompson Clerk, William Twopeny, and their Successors to be elected in Manner hereafter mentioned, shall be and they are hereby appointed Trustees for repairing, widening, improving, and keeping in repair the said Roads, and for otherwise carrying this Act into Execution,1 HI. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Trustees Trustees hereby nominated, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, appointed by at any Meetings to beholden in pursuance of this Act, to elect any Num- Lpoint Fi^e ber of Persons, not exceeding Five in the whole, to be Trustees for the other Trus-Purposes of this Act, in addition to the Trustees hereby appointed, and tees. such Trustees so elected and being duly qualified as herein-after mentioned, shall be and are hereby invested with the same Powers and Authorities for executing this Act as if they had been herein named. IV. And be it further enacted, That when and so oftea as any of the Trustees may Trustees hereby named and appointed (except Justices of the Peace acting fill up Va- for the said County of Kent), or to be appointed by virtue of this Act, shall cancie8- die or become disqualified, by Bankruptcy, Insolvency, or otherwise, or by Writing under his or their Hand or Hands, delivered to the Clerk to the Trustees of the said Roads, shall signify his or their refusal to act, it shall be lawful for the surviving or remaining Trustees to elect and appoint some other Person or Persons to be a Trustee or Trustees in the room of the Trustee or Trustees so dying or becoming disqualified or refusing to act; and Notice of the Time and Place of Meeting for every such Notices of Election shall be given by the Clerk to the said Trustees, or by any Three Meetings to or more of the said Trustees, by affixing a Notice in Writing on every fi}1,JpVac9n-Turnpike Gate, which by virtue of this Act shall be then continued of affixed on the erected on the said Roads, at least Fourteen Days previous to such Meeting; Turnpike and every Person who shall be so elected and appointed, shall immediately Gates. upon such;Election and Appointment be aTrustee for the Purposes of this Act, and having taken the Oath or made the Affirmation herein-after prescribed (as the Case may be), shall be vested with the same Powers and Authorities for carrying this Act into Execution, as if he had been originally named and appointed a Trustee by this Act. V. Provided always, and be it further enacted. That no Person shall Qualification. be capable of acting as a Trustee in the Execution of this Act, (except in administering the Oath or receiving the Affirmation of Qualification herein-after mentioned), unless he shall, at the Time of his acting, be in his own Right or in the Right of his Wife, in the actual Possession and Enjoyment, or in the Receipt of the Rents and Profits issuing out of Freehold or Copyhold Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments of the clear yearly Value of One hundted Pounds above Reprizes; or shall be Heir Apparent of a Person seised of Real- Estate, consisting of Freehold or Copyhold 2324 Trustees Oath or Affirmation. No interested Person or Victualler to act as a Trustee. Any Person disqualified, or not having taken the Oath, who shall act as a Trustee to forfeit 50/. Acts of disqualified Per-- sons to be valid. 3GEORGH IV. CapAxx. Copyhold Lands...

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