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Arrangements between certain Companies in England and Ire

land in relation thereto; and for other Purposes. clxxiii. An Act to repeal and consolidate the several Acts relating

to the Furness Railway Company ; to enable the said Company to raise a further Sum of Money ; to give further Powers to

the said Company ; and for other Purposes. clxxiv. An Act to authorize the Trustees of the Liverpool Docks

to construct new Works, and to raise a further Sum of Money ;

and for other Purposes. clxxv. An Act for enabling the South Staffordshire Railway

Company to make certain Branch Railways; for the Purchase of additional Lands at Wichnor and Dudley; and for

other Purposes. clxxvi. An Act for maintaining and improving the Road from

Gateshead in the County of Durham to the Hexham Turnpike Road near Dilston Bar in the County of Northumberland, and

other Roads connected therewith. clxxvii. An Act to enable the Portsmouth Railway Company to

make an Alteration in the Line of their Railway ; and for other

Purposes. clxxviii. An Act for the Improvement of the Borough of Shrews

bury in the County of Salop. clxxix. An Act to correct an Oversight in “ The Hereford Im

provement Act, 1854.” clxxx. An Act to incorporate a Company for making a Railway

from the Bishop Auckland Branch of the North-eastern Railway in the Township of Elvet to the Township of Brandon and Byshottles, all in the County of Durham, to be called “The

Dearness Valley Railway;" and for other Purposes. clxxxi. An Act to enable the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolver

hampton Railway Company to alter and improve certain of their Works, and to construct additional Works ; and to authorize Arrangements with respect to the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal ;

and for other Purposes. clxxxii. An Act for enabling the Somerset Central Railway Com

pany to construct Railways to Wells and to Burnham, and a Pier at Burnham, and to raise additional Capital; and for

other Purposes. clxxxiii. An Act for the making and maintaining of the Severn

Valley Railway ; and for other Purposes. clxxxiv. An Act to facilitate the Erection of One or more Churches

in the Parishes of Tormoham and Saint Mary Church, at or near the Town of Torquay, in the County of Devon; and for

other Purposes. clxxxv. An Act to repeal the Act of the Ninth Victoria, Chapter

Thirty-two, to reconstitute and extend the Police District therein mentioned under the Name of the Airdrie Rural Police District, and to erect and maintain a Hall, Court House, and

Public Offices for the Airdrie District of Lanarkshire, clxxxvi. An Act to authorize the Transfer of the Undertaking

of the Deptford Gaslight and Coke Company to the Surrey Consumers Gas Company, and to wind up the Affairs of the first-named Company ; and for other Purposes.

clxxxvii. An Act for enabling the East Kent Railway Company

to extend their authorized Line of Railway by the Construction
of a Railway from Canterbury to Dover, with Two Branches

at Dover ; to increase their Capital ; and for other Purposes.
clxxxviii. An Act for Amending the Acts relating to the Lon-

don and South-western Railway Company; for regulating their

Capital ; and for other Purposes.
clxxxix. An Act for the Conservancy and Improvement of Dun-

dalk Harbour and Port, and for other Purposes.
cxc. An Act for making certain Railways to connect Glasgow,

Dumbarton, and Helensburgh, in the Counties of Lanark and
Dumbarton ; and for making Provision for the Use and working

of the said Railways.
cxci. An Act for making a Railway from the Great Western

Railway at Southall in the County of Middlesex to Brentford
in the same County, with Docks at the last-mentioned Place ;

and for other Purposes.
cxcii. An Act for making a Railway and Pier to and at Stokes

Bay in the County of Hants.
cxciii. An Act for extending the Times granted to the West-

minster Improvement Commissioners by “ The Westminster
Improvement Act, 1845,” “The Westminster Improvement
Act, 1847,” “The Westminster Improvement Act, 1850,” and
“ The Westminster Improvement Act, 1853,” for the compulsory
Purchase of Lands and the Completion of Works; and for
altering the Corporate Name of “ The l'estminster Association
for improving the Dwellings of the Working Classes” to “ The
London and Westminster Association for improving the Dwel-

lings of the Working Classes ;" and for other Purposes.
cxciv. An Act to change the corporate Name of the Derbyshire,

Staffordshire, and Worcestershire Junction Railway Company,
to repeal their Act and consolidate their Powers, to alter and
define their Undertaking, to reduce their Capital; and for other

Purposes.
cxcv. An Act for facilitating the Completion of the Westminster

Improvements, and for the Incorporation of the Westminster

Land Company for a limited Period for that Purpose.
cxcvi. An Act for transferring Part of the Property and Powers

of the Trustees of the River Lee; and for the Amendment
of the Acts of the New River Company, the East London Wa-
terworks Company, and the said Trustees; and for other

Purposes.
cxvii. An Act to repeal, alter, and amend some of the Provisions

of “The Royal Conical Flour Mill Company's Act, 1854;" to
enable the Company to raise a further Sum of Money ; and for

other Purposes.
cxcviii. An Act for making a Railway from the Manor Street

Terminus of the authorized Westminster Terminus Railway in
the Parish of Clapham in the County of Surrey to Norwood in
the Parish of St. Mary Lambeth in the same County, connect-
ing the Westminster Terminus Railway with the West End of
London and Crystal Palace Railway.

PRIVATE ACTS,

PRINTED BY THE QUEEN'S PRINTER,
AND WHEREOF THE PRINTED COPIES MAY BE GIVEN

IN EVIDENCE.
1.
AN

N Act for enabling Leases to be made of the Freehold

Estates of the late Matthew Hill Esquire, and for other
Purposes.
2. An Act to enable the Trustees under the Settlement executed

on the Marriage of Philip Rideout Hoffe to effect a Sale to Sir
Richard Plumptre Glyn Baronet, of certain Hereditaments
situate at Twyford in the Parish of Compton Abbas and County
of Dorset, and for other Purposes ; and of which the Short

Title is “Hoffe's Estate Act, 1855."
3. An Act for authorizing the granting of Mining Leases of

Estates subject to the Uses of the Will of Robert Bell Livesey

Esquire, deceased, and for other Purposes.
4. An Act for enabling Leases, Sales, Repairs, and Improvements

to be made of the Estates of James Walthall Hammond Esquire,
deceased, and for other Purposes, the Short Title of which is

Hammond's Estate Act, 1855.”
5. An Act to authorize Conveyances in Fee or Demises for long

Terms of Years, under reserved Rents, of certain Parts of
Estates, settled by the Will of the late Joseph Livesey Esquire,

deceased.
6. An Act to enable George William Holmes Ross, of Cromarty,

Esquire, to relieve the Estate of Cromarty from Burdens affect-
ing the same, to charge the said Estate with certain Family
Provisions and with certain Sums of Money expended in Im-

provements thereon.
7. An Act for authorizing Mining and other Leases and Sales

and Exchanges to be made of the Lands devised by the Will

of George Bray deceased ; and for other Purposes.
8. An Act for authorizing the granting of Building Leases of

certain Parts of the Estates subject to the Residuary Devise in
the Will of John Jenkins, late of Saltley Hall in the County of
Warwick, Esquire, and for appointing new Trustees of the said

Will; and for other Purposes.
9. An Act for enabling the Right Honourable William Nevill Earl

of Abergavenny to grant Leases of entailed Mines, Minerals,

Lands, and Hereditaments in the County of Monmouth.
10. An Act to enable the President and Scholars of Saint John

Baptist College in the University of Oxford to grant Building
Leases of their Lands in the Parishes of Saint Giles, Saint

Thomas, and Woolvercot, Oxford; and for other Purposes.
11. An Act for vesting in the Commissioners of the Metropolis

Turnpike Roads North of the Thames the Lands in Islington
devised by the Will of Edward Harvist to the Brewers Com-
pany, upon trust for the Repair of the Highway from Tyburn
to Edgeworth ; and for discharging the Company from the
Trusts of that Will ; and for enabling the Commissioners to
grant Building Leases of those Lands; and for other Purposes.
12. An Act to empower the Warden and Scholars of the House

or College of Scholars of Merton in the University of Oxford to sell certain Lands situate in the Parish of Holywell otherwise Saint Cross in the City of Oxford, and to lay out the Monies to

arise from such Sale in the Purchase of other Hereditaments. 13. An Act for giving Effect to a Compromise of certain Suits

and Claims affecting the Estates of Josephine Catherine Handcock, Anne Mary Handcock, and Honoria Handcock, Spinsters, deceased, and for vesting the said Estates in John Stratford Handcock Esquire, subject to certain Charges ; and for other

Purposes. 14. An Act to authorize the granting of Building and other Leases

of Estates in the Counties of Louth and Armagh, devised by the Will of the Right Honourable William Charles Viscount Clermont deceased, and the Sale and Exchange of certain Portions

of the Estate so devised ; and for other Purposes. 15. An Act for the future Government, Management, and Regu

lation of the Charity of John Marshall, late of Southwark in the

County of Surrey, Gentleman, deceased ; and for other Purposes. 16. An Act for vesting the Freehold and Leasehold Estates

comprised in the residuary Gifts in the Will of Joseph Halford Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, with Powers to sell, exchange, and lease the same, and to purchase other Lands, to be resettled conformably to such residuary Gifts.

PRIVATE ACTS,

NOT PRINTED. 17. An Act to relieve Sir James Carnegie of Southesk, Kinnaird,

and Pittarrow, Baronet, from the Effect of the Attainder of James Fifth Earl of Southesk and Baron Carnegie of Kinnaird

and Leuchars in Scotland. 18. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Henry Newsham Pedder

with Emma Pedder his now Wife, and to enable him to marry

again ; and for other Purposes. 19. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of William Ewing the

younger with Helen Mary Ewing his now Wife, and to enable

him to marry again ; and for other Purposes. 20. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Arthur Wyndham Esquire

with Ann Magdalene Louisa Wyndham his now Wife, and to

enable him to marry again ; and for other Purposes. 21. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of James Remington Hadow

Merchant with Jane Menzies his now Wife, and to enable him

to marry again; and for other Purposes. 22. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Edward Jones with Eliza

beth Jones his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and

for other Purposes. 23. An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Morton Cornish Sumner

Esquire with Penelope Rubina Maria his now Wife, and to enable the said Morton Cornish Sumner to marry again ; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

THE

STATUTES AT LARGE.

Anno Regni VICTORIÆ, Britanniarum Reginæ,

Decimo Octavo & Decimo Nono.

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T the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the

Sixteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, Queen of the United King• dom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith: And . from thence continued, by several Prorogations, to the Twelfth Day of December 1854 ; being the Third Session of the Sixteenth Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and · Ireland.'

CA P. I.
An Act to enable Her Majesty to accept the Services of the

Militia out of the United Kingdom, for the vigorous Pro-
secution of the War.

[23d December 1854.] WHEREAS it is important that effectual Measures should

be adopted for the vigorous Prosecution of the War, and it is therefore expedient that Her Majesty should be empowered 'to accept any Offers of a Proportion of the Officers, Non-com• missioned Officers, Drummers, and Private Men of the Militia

of the United Kingdom for such extended Service as hereinafter mentioned :' Be it therefore 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:

I. It shall be lawful for Her Majesty to accept the Services, and Power to Her to employ in any Parts or Places out of the United Kingdom, Majesty to under the Regulations and Restrictions specified in this Act, accept the vosuch Part of the Militia raised or to be raised in any part of the luntary Offers

of the Militia to United Kingdom, not exceeding in any Case Three Fourths of

serve out of the the actual Establishment of any Regiment, Battalion, or Corps of United King. any such Militia, as may make a voluntary Offer, duly certified by dom. their respective Commanding Officers, so to extend their Services, and as Her Majesty may think proper to permit to extend their Services in consequence of such voluntary Offers as aforesaid ; and it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, by any Order signed by One of Her Principal Secretaries of State, or by the Lord 18 & 19 VicT.

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