Shrewsbury Gasworks Act 1857

Publication Date:January 01, 1857
 
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Shrewsbury Gasworks Act 1857

(20 & 21 Vict.) c. lviii

An Act for lighting with Gas the Borough of Shrewsbury and the Neighbourhood thereof, in the County of Salop.

[27th July 1857]

ANNO VICESIMO & VICESIMO PRIMO VICTORIA REGINJE. ??ft************************************************* Cap, Iviii. An Act for lighting with Gas the Borough of Shrewsbury and the Neighbourhood thereof, in the County of Salop. [27th July 1857.] W HEREAS an Act was passed in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for lighting with Gas the Town and 1 G. 4. c.lvi. Suburbs of Shrewsbury in the County of Salop, and by the said Act " The Shrewsbury Gaslight Company " were incorporated, and that Act provided that the Capital of the Company should not exceed Eight thousand Pounds, divided into Shares of Ten Pounds each, but that in case such Sum should be insufficient for making, completing, and maintaining the Undertaking, and defraying all ne cessary Charges relating thereto, the Company might raise and con tribute among themselves, in such Shares and Proportions as to them should seem meet, or by the Admission of new Subscribers, a further Sum not exceeding Two thousand Pounds; and that except by a Subscription of Shares in manner and to the Extent therein directed the Company should not borrow or take up by way of Loan any Sum or Sums of Money whatsoever : And whereas the Company proceeded to execute that Act, and raised the said Sum of Eight thousand Pounds in Shares of Ten Pounds each, and, finding that [Local.'] 9 T Capital 810 20 & 21 VICTORLE, Cap.hni. The Shrewsbury Gasworks Act, 1857. Short Title. Capital insufficient, they also raised the said Sum of Two thousand Pounds in Shares of Ten Pounds each in the Mode provided by the recited Act, but no Preference Shares have been created : And whereas the Company have constructed Gasworks as authorized by the recited Act, and have for many Years supplied the Town of Shrewsbury and the Neighbourhood thereof with Gas: And whereas the Capital authorized by the recited Act having been found insufficient to enable the Company to carry on their Undertaking with Efficiency, they have from Time to Time expended upon permanent Works connected with their Undertaking Sums of Money amounting in the whole to more than Ten thousand Pounds out of Revenue applicable to Dividends, and the Sum of Sixteen hundred and sixty Pounds or thereabouts was on the First Day of June in the present Year due to the Bankers of the Company; but the Company have not borrowed any Money on Mortgage or Bond: And whereas it is expedient that Ten thousand Pounds, Part of the Moneys so expended out of Revenue, and representing Works now in actual Use, should be considered Part of the Capital of the Company, and that the Company should be authorized to raise further Moneys by Shares and also by Mortgage or Bond; and that the Powers of the Company should in other respects be altered and enlarged: And whereas it will be more convenient if the recited Act be repealed, and if the Company be reconstituted, with such Alterations in and Additions to their Powers as are by this Act provided: And whereas the Objects aforesaid cannot be effected without the Aid and Authority of Parliament : May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the Queen'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, as follows; (that is to say,) I. This Act may be cited for any Purpose as " The Shrewsbury Gasworks Act, 1857." repealed. H- On aQd from the passing of this Act, but subject to the Pro- visions thereof, the recited Act of the First George the Fourth, Chap--ter Fifty-six, shall by this Act be repealed. cc*i6."&Ci8. HI- "The Companies Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845," "The and Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845," and " The Gasworks io & 11 Vict. Clauses Act, 1847," shall (except so far as any of the Clauses and porated. Provisions thereof respectively are by this Act varied or excepted) be incorporated with and form Part of this Act: Provided always, that nothing in " The Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845," or in this Act contained, shall authorize the Company to purchase, take, or use any Land otherwise than by Agreement. IV. Except 20 & 21 VICTORIA, Cap.hm 811 The Shrewsbury Gasworks Act, 1857. IV. Except as in this Act otherwise provided, the several Words Interpre- and Expressions to which Meanings are respectively assigned by the Terms.0 Acts incorporated with this Act, or any of them, shall in this Act have the same respective Meanings, unless there be in the Subject or Context something repugnant to or inconsistent with such Construction; and the Expressions " the Company " and the " Undertakers " respectively shall in this Act mean the Company incorporated by the recited Act and continued by this Act; the Expressions " the Undertaking " and " the Gasworks" respectively shall include all the Works of the Company executed or to be executed; the Expression " Justice" shall mean Justice of the Peace acting in and for the Borough of Shrewsbury; and the Expression " Two Justices" shall mean Two Justices acting in and for the Borough of Shrewsbury, met and acting together; the Expression " Court of Quarter Sessions" shall mean the Court of General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the Borough of Shrewsbury; and the Expression " the Corporation" shall mean the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses for the Borough of Shrewsbury. V. The Limits of this Act shall comprise and include the Muni- Limits of cipal Borough of Shrewsbury, and also the following Parishes or ct Parts of Parishes or extra-parochial or other Places beyond such Limits; (that is to say,) Atcham, Sutton, Meole Brace otherwise Brace Meole, Hanwood, Saint Chad, Saint Julian, Saint Mary, and Saint Alkmond, or some of them, all in the said County of Salop, and also all other Parishes and Parts of Parishes and extra-parochial and other Places (if any) within a Distance of Three Miles from the Shire Hall in Shrewsbury aforesaid. continue incorporated, VI. Notwithstanding the Repeal of the recited Act, the Company Company to. shall for the Purposes of this Act, and as from the passing of the repealed Act, be and continue incorporated by the Name of " The Shrewsbury Gaslight Company," and by that Name shall be and continue One Body Corporate, with perpetual Succession and a Com mon Seal, and with Power to purchase, hold, and dispose of Lands and other Property for the Purposes but subject to the Restrictions of this Act. VII. Notwithstanding the Repeal of the recited Act, and except General only as is by this Act otherwise expressly provided, everything before ^i the passing of this Act done and suffered respectively under the &c. acquired repealed Act shall be as valid as if this Act were not passed, and under re- such Repeal and this Act respectively shall accordingly be subject peae and without Prejudice to everything so done and suffered respectively, and to all Rights, Liabilities, Claims, and Demands, both present and future, which if such Repeal had not happened, and this Act were not passed, would be incident to and consequent on any and everything 812 Company to remain entitled to their Property. Company to be entitled to Powers, &c. under other Acts. Conveyances, &c. to remain in force. 20 & 21 VICTORIA, Cap.Wm, The Shrewsbury Gasworks Act 1857. thing so done and suffered respectively; and with respect to all such Rights, Liabilities, Claims, and Demands, the Company as by this Act continued shall represent and stand in the Place of the Company originally incorporated by the repealed Act: Provided always, that the Generality of this Enactment shall not be confined or restricted by any special Provisions in this Act contained. VIII. Notwithstanding the Repeal of the recited Act, all the Gasworks, Retorts, Mains, Pipes, Meters, Lamp Pillars, Brackets, Lanthorns, Apparatus, and other Works and Conveniences, and all the Lands, Buildings, Moneys, Securities, Property, Books, Deeds, Writings, Maps, Plans, Choses in Action, Effects, Claims, and Demands whatsoever of or to which the Company, or any Persons in trust for them, were by virtue of the repealed Act, or otherwise howsoever, immediately before the passing of this Act seised, pos sessed, or in anyway entitled at Law or in Equity, or otherwise howsoever, shall be and remain vested in the Company, to the same Extent and for the same Estate and Interest as the same were immediately before the passing of this Act vested in the Company, or any Persons in trust for them, and the Company may, according to the Provisions of this Act, maintain and use, alter, discontinue, or remove such Gasworks, Retorts, Mains, Pipes, Meters, Lamp Pillars, Brackets, Lanthorns, Apparatus, Works, and Conveniences. IX. Notwithstanding the Repeal of the recited Act, the several Clauses and Provisions whatsoever in favour of, relating to, or affecting the Shrewsbury Gaslight Company, or the Committee, Officers, or Servants of the Company, contained in any other Act or Acts besides the repealed Act, and which were immediately before the passing of this Act in force, shall continue in force as if the recited Act had not been' repealed, and the Company and their Directors, Officers, and Servants may and shall accordingly and for the Purposes of this Act be entitled to have, exercise, enjoy, and be subject to, under and by virtue of those Clauses and Provisions respectively, all such Rights, Interests, Powers, Authorities and Privileges, Duties and Liabilities whatsoever, as the Company, and their Committee, Officers, and Servants, under or by virtue of those Clauses and Provisions, might be entitled to have, exercise, enjoy, or be subject to, if the recited Act were not repealed, and so far as such Clauses and Provisions respectively before...

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