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SALARIES for Officers in the County of the Town of Carrickfergus.

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For the clerks of the crown in the towns of Youghal and Kinsale, to be presented by the grand jury of the county of Cork, £24.

For the clerks of the peace for the towns of Youghal and Kinsale, to be presented by the grand jury of the county of Cork, £24.

Note.--Whensoever any clerk of the crown for the counties in the

first class shall execute the duty of his office for more than one county of such class, in every such case the salary for such clerk of the crown shall, for such counties of the first class, be presented at £324. only.

I DO declare, that I have not, directly or indirectly, given, paid, or secured, or promised to pay, give, or secure, nor has any person on my behalf to my knowledge or belief given or promised to give, any sum of money or other consideration whatsoever in order to procure myself to be appointed to the office of secretary of the grand jury, treasurer, et cætera [as the case may be], of the county of and that I will not hereafter pay, secure, or give to any person or persons any money or any security for money in consideration of or in consequence of my having been appointed to such office: And I do declare, that my appointment to such office is totally unconnected with any arrangement between me and my predecessor in such office, nor has any such arrangement been made by any person or persons on my behalf to my knowledge or belief.

APPENDIX.

55 GEORGE III. A.D. 1814-15.

CHAPTER LI.

AN ACT to amend an Act of His late Majesty King George the Second, for the more easy assessing, collecting, and levying of County Rates.[a]

WHEREAS the laws now in force are found ineffectual for the correction of the

disproportions which now exist, or which may from time to time take place, in the assessments of county rates: Be it hereby 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 Justices in from and after the passing of this Act it shall be lawful for the justices of the peace general or of the several counties in that part of Great Britain called England, assembled at their quarter sessions to make general or quarter sessions, or at any adjournment or adjournments thereof, and they a fair and equal are hereby authorized and empowered, whenever circumstances shall appear to require county rate, it, to order and direct a fair and equal county rate to be made, for all the purposes to whenever cirwhich the county stock or rate is now or shall hereafter be made liable by law, accord- cumstances ing to the directions herein-after mentioned; and for that purpose to assess and tax appear to every parish, township, and other place, whether parochial or extra-parochial, within require it, &c. the respective limits of their commissions, rateably and equally, according to a certain pound rate (to be from time to time fixed and publicly declared by such justices) of the full and fair annual value of the messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments, rateable to the relief of the poor therein, any law or statute to the contrary thereof notwithstanding: Provided also, that nothing in this Act contained shall extend or be construed to extend to give any jurisdiction to the justices of the peace of the said several counties over any places situate within the limits of any liberties or franchises having a separate jurisdiction, which before the passing of this Act were subject to rates in the nature of county rates imposed and assessed by the justices of the peace for such liberties or franchises, or which were exempt from the rates of the county in which they lie, either in the whole or in part; nor to alter any proportion of county rate payable by any liberty or franchise having a separate jurisdiction, as established between the county and the said liberty or franchise, provided such exemption or proportion shall have been created by or derived from grant, charter, or any special local Act of Parliament; nor to compel any such liberty or franchise, paying to some one or more of the rates specified in the preamble of an Act passed in the twelfth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, intituled "An Act for the more 12 Geo. 2. c. 29. easy assessing, collecting, and levying county rates," to pay to any other rate therein mentioned, to which such liberty or franchise was not liable to contribute before the passing of the said Act; nor to repeal or alter the provisions of any Acts now in force which shall have fixed the times and places of holding any general or annual general

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[ By 5 & 6 Will. 4. c. 76. s. 92. it is enacted that the council of any such borough as therein mentioned shall, for the purpose therein specified, have within their borough all the powers which any justices of the peace assembled at their general or quarter sessions in any county in England have within the limits of their commission by virtue of this Act, or as near thereto as the nature of the case will admit, except as is therein-after excepted. The Act is rep., 15 & 16 Vict. c. 81. s. 1., except as to the provision in clause 17, relating to the allowance to the county treasurer, and save also so far as it provides for or relates to any matter or thing other than the county rate.]

c. 51.

Justices may require high constables, &c. of annual value

to make returns

of rateable property;

55 GEO. 3. sessions or adjournment thereof, for the assessing the rates of any county, or for the raising, levying, or collecting the same; but that such provisions so fixing the time or place of holding such general or annual general sessions or adjournment thereof, and of then and there exclusively transacting the matters therein mentioned respecting the county rates, shall be and remain in full force; and that all the matters and things which in and by this Act are authorized to be done by the justices of the peace at their general or quarter sessions, or at any adjournment or adjournments thereof, shall be done and performed exclusively at such general or annual general sessions or at some adjournment thereof, and at no other time or place than such as shall have been fixed by any such Act. II. AND for the better enabling the said justices to make such fair and equal county rates, be it hereby further enacted, that it shall be lawful for them, at any general or general quarter sessions of the peace, or at any adjournment or adjournments thereof (to be holden after the passing of this Act), and as often as they shall deem it expedient, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to issue precepts, signed by their chairman, or by the clerk of the peace under the authority of the said court, to the high constables, petty constables, churchwardens, overseers of the poor, assessors and collectors of public rates and taxes of or for the several and respective parishes, townships, and places, whether parochial or otherwise, within their jurisdiction, or to such and so many of them as to the said justices shall seem expedient, requiring the said constables, churchwardens, and overseers of the poor, assessors and collectors respectively, to make returns in writing to the justices of their respective divisions in petty sessions assembled (which returns shall be verified on oath, at the time of delivery, before any two or more such justices), of the total amount of the full and fair annual value of the several estates and rateable property within the parish, township, or place, whether parochial or otherwise, to which they respectively belong, charged, or assessed to the poor's rate at the time of making such return, or liable so to be, or charged or assessed on any other rate or assessment, whether parochial or public, without regard nevertheless to the actual amounts or sums assessed on the property therein, save and except in such parishes, townships, or places only where such property is assessed to the full and fair estimated annual productive value.

and may authorize justices

acting for divi

sions to receive the returns.

Penalty on constables, &c. not making

returns.

Justices in petty sessions

may issue their precepts to officers in default, requiring them to make returns in writing, &c.

III. AND be it further enacted, that it shall be lawful for the said justices so assembled at their general or quarter sessions as aforesaid, and they are hereby authorized and empowered from time to time, whenever they shall deem it expedient for the purposes of this Act, also to make an order or orders for the justices of the peace, within the limits of their commissions, to meet from time to time within the several divisions in and for which they respectively act, and to fix therein the time of such first meeting; and the said justices in their respective divisions shall have power to adjourn from time to time until the purposes of this Act shall be completed; and any two or more such justices, assembled at any such meeting, shall receive the returns of the said constables, churchwardens, overseers, assessors, and collectors, causing the same to be verified as before directed, and them and every or any of them to examine on oath touching any matters and things contained in such returns, as in the judgment of the said justices may appear necessary for the purposes of this Act, and to report their proceedings to the said justices assembled at the next or any subsequent general or quarter sessions, as they shall have ordered and directed.

IV. AND be it further enacted, that in case any constable, churchwarden, overseer, assessor, or collector aforesaid shall neglect or make default in making any such return in manner aforesaid to the precepts which shall be issued by or under the authority of the said justices, then and in every such case each and every such constable, churchwarden, overseer, assessor, or collector so neglecting and making default (without sufficient excuse to be allowed by the said justices in their said general or quarter sessions), shall forfeit and pay such sum and sums of money, not exceeding twenty pounds, as shall or may be ordered or adjudged by such justices so assembled as aforesaid, to be levied on the goods and chattels of each and every churchwarden and overseer of the poor so neglecting or making default.

V. AND be it further enacted, that in case of default by not making due return of any matter or thing required by the precept of the justices in general or general quarter session assembled as before directed, it shall be lawful for the justices in their respective divisions in petty sessions assembled, or any two or more of them, to issue their precepts to any officer or officers before described, who shall have made such default, to make their returns in writing, as before required, to them, on a day and at a place therein to be named, and so from time to time as often as shall be necessary; and in case any officer before described shall neglect or make default in making any such return

to the precepts which shall be issued by any two or more justices acting for the division wherein such default shall be made, then and in every such case each and every such officer before described, so neglecting and making default as aforesaid, without sufficient excuse to be allowed by the said justices acting for such division, shall forfeit and pay any sum not exceeding twenty pounds, as shall or may be ordered and adjudged by such last-mentioned justices, to be levied on the goods and chattels of the officers so neglecting or making default.

55 GEO. 3.

C. 51.

where no re

turn made.

VI. AND be it further enacted, that if any churchwarden or churchwardens, overseer Proceedings or overseers, assessor or assessors, or collector or collectors, shall neglect or make default for assessment in making such return or returns as aforesaid, or if it shall happen that, notwithstanding of parishes the incurring of any such penalty or penalties as aforesaid for or on account of such neglect or default, a return for any parish, township, or place, whether parochial or otherwise, shall not be made within the time limited for the making thereof, then and in every such case it shall be lawful for the said justices, and they are hereby required, either at the said general or quarter sessions, or at any adjournment or adjournments thereof, or at some subsequent general or quarter sessions to be held for the same county, or at some adjournment or adjournments thereof, or at some petty sessions, or adjournment or adjournments thereof respectively, as the case may be, to ascertain the annual value of the property chargeable to the county rate within or for each and every the parish, township, and place, whether parochial or otherwise, of which the constable or constables, churchwarden or churchwardens, overseer or overseers, assessor or assessors, collector or collectors, shall have so neglected or made default in making such return as aforesaid, by issuing fresh precepts, or by such other means as may appear to the said justices the most convenient and proper towards the obtaining a just and fair estimate of such annual value; and the said justices of the peace of the county in general or quarter sessions, or any adjournment or adjournments thereof, assembled, acting on their own discretion, or on the report of any two or more justices acting in and for any division of such county, as the case may be, shall order such allowance or compensation to be made to the persons employed in ascertaining the said annual value and in making such returns as aforesaid, as to the said justices so assembled shall appear reasonable; and all such allowances and compensations, and other expenses as shall be thereby incurred, shall be by the said justices so assembled charged upon the parish, township, or place, whether parochial or otherwise, of which the churchwarden or churchwardens, overseer or overseers of the poor, shall have so neglected or made default as aforesaid, in addition to the proportion of the said county rate to be paid by such parish, township, or place, whether parochial or otherwise; and such allowances, compensations, and expenses shall and may be raised, levied, and collected by such and the like ways and means as the said county rate can or may be raised, levied, and collected, and shall be paid therewith, due distinction being made in the case of every such additional assessment between the sum or sums charged for and on account of any such expences, and the sum or sums assessed as and for the county rate.

purpose of

VII. PROVIDED always, and it is hereby further enacted, that in all cases and places as aforesaid, where there are no churchwardens or overseers of the poor, or where no rate is made and collected for the relief of the poor, or where the justices of the peace of any county or of any division thereof, assembled as aforesaid for the receiving such returns as aforesaid of the annual value of the property chargeable to the county rate, shall be of opinion that the returns made to them do not afford a full, fair, and just account of the annual value of the property rateable, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said justices of the peace so assembled to summon before them any one or more substantial inhabitant of such places respectively, or any other person or persons whom they the said justices may think proper, to give evidence as to the fair annual value of such rateable property, and then and there to examine such inhabitant or inhabitants and other person or persons respectively on oath (which oath any one or more of the said justices is and are hereby authorized to administer) as to the annual value of such property.

Proceedings

for assessment of parishes

where no over

seers or church

wardens, or where no poor's rate, or

where returns insufficient.

VIII. AND be it further enacted, that in such place or places where there is no Where no poor's rate, or overseer of the poor, or churchwarden, or other officer necessary for the poor's rate or execution of the provisions of this Act, residing within the limits of the jurisdiction overseer, jusof the justices of the peace of the county requiring such returns, and in which there tices to appoint is any property liable to the poor's rate, but not rated or assessed thereto, it shall and may be lawful for the said justices of the peace of the county assembled as aforesaid, or for the justices of the peace resident in and acting for any division of the county in which such place or places are situate, at any petty sessions or adjournment thereof to

persons to act as overseers,

&c.

c. 51.

55 GEO. 3. be holden by them within such division as aforesaid, and they are hereby authorized and required, to appoint one or more proper person or persons to act as overseer or overseers, or other such officer as aforesaid, who is and are hereby authorized, empowered, and required to act within such place or places respectively for effecting the purposes of this Act; and such person or persons respectively shall have the like powers vested in him or them, and shall be subject to the same regulations, and penalties for effecting all such purposes, as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes as if he or they had been appointed overseer or overseers of the poor, or churchwarden or churchwardens, or other officer or officers, under any law or laws now in force.

Justices may call for all

parliamentary and parochial assessments,

&c.

Church

wardens, &c. may enter upon lands to

IX. AND for the better enabling as well the said justices in general or quarter sessions assembled, as the justices of the several divisions acting under the order or orders of the justices assembled as aforesaid, respectively, to ascertain the fair annual value of all property liable to be so rated, it is hereby further enacted, that it shall and may be lawful to and for such justices, or any two or more of them, from time to time, whenever the same may be in the judgment of such justices necessary for the more correct execution of this Act, to cause any of the books of assessment of any rates or taxes, parliamentary or parochial, which have lately been, are now, or shall hereafter be laid on any part of the property liable to be assessed towards the purposes for which a county rate is applicable, and the valuation by which such assessments are or were made, mentioned, and described, within any parish or place within the limits of the jurisdiction of the said justices, in the hands of any constable, churchwarden, overseer, assessor, or collector, to be brought before them or him, and to take copies or extracts of and from such books or any parts thereof, or to order and direct any person to take such copies or extracts from such books, in the hands of them or any of them, without having the same brought before the said justices, or to call before them any such constable, churchwarden, overseer, assessor, or collector to give evidence respecting the same, as they or he or any of them shall think fit, such compensation being made to the person or persons employed for any of the purposes aforesaid as the said justices or any two or more of them shall think reasonable; and if any person or persons in whose custody or power any of the said books may be, shall neglect or refuse to attend the said justices with such book or books, or to permit any such copies or extracts to be taken as aforesaid, or to give such information or evidence on oath as may be required by such justices (which oath such justices or any one or more of them are and is hereby authorized to administer), then and in every such case every person who shall so refuse or neglect, shall for every such offence forfeit and pay any sum not exceeding ten pounds; and moreover it shall be lawful for such justices in the like cases from time to time to cause copies of the total amount assessed in each parish, township, or place, in respect of any aids or taxes payable to his Majesty, his heirs or successors, and the total amount of the valuation of the property on which such assessments were made in any year then elapsed, to be made out by the clerk to the commissioners of each district within the limits of the jurisdiction of such justices, such compensation being made to the respective clerks as the said justices, or any two of them, shall think reasonable; and if any such clerk shall neglect or refuse to make out such copies within a reasonable time after his receipt of the order of such justices, every such clerk shall forfeit and pay the sum of twenty pounds.

X. AND for the better enabling the churchwardens and overseers of the poor, chief constables, and other persons, to make accurate returns as herein-before required in cases where doubts are entertained, be it further enacted, that it shall be lawful for them, or any of them, or for such other person or persons as they may select for that purpose, by warrant under the hands and seals of any two or more justices of the ascertain value. peace of the county in general or quarter sessions assembled, to enter upon, view, and examine all and any lands or other property chargeable to the county rate, in order to ascertain the annual value at which the same ought to be charged: Provided always, that no such entry shall in any case be made, unless fourteen days previous notice of the intention of making such entry shall have been given under the hands and seals of the justices authorizing the same to the churchwardens or overseers, or to the person or persons appointed to act in default of such churchwardens or overseers of the parish, township, or place, whether parochial or otherwise, and to the person or persons whose lands are to be entered upon for the purpose of making such valuation.

Justices of divisions to certify value

XI. AND be it further enacted, that whenever the justices in general or quarter sessions assembled shall have ordered any county rate to be made, which they are hereby authorized to order from time to time whenever the same shall be necessary, and

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