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Infants Marriage. National Gallery, fc. (Dublin). 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: Infants may,

I. From and after the passing of this Act it shall be lawful for with Approba

every Infant upon or in contemplation of his or her Marriage, with tion of Court of the Sanction of the Court of Chancery, to make a valid and bindChancery, make valid Settle

ing Settlement or Contract for a Settlement of all or any Part of ments or Con- his or her Property, or Property over which he or she has any tracts for Settle- Power of Appointment, whether Real or Personal, and whether in ments of their possession, reversion, remainder, or expectancy ; and every ConEstate upon Marriage.

veyance, Appointment, and Assignment of such Real or Personal Estate, or Contract to make a Conveyance, Appointment, or Assignment thereof, executed by such Infant, with the Approbation of the said Court, for the Purpose of giving Effect to such Settlement, shall be as valid and effectual as if the Person executing the same were of the full Age of Twenty-one Years: Provided always, that this Enactment shall not extend to Powers of which it is expressly declared that they shall not be exercised by

an Infant. In case Infant II. Provided always, That in case any Appointment under a die under Age, Power of Appointment, or any disentailing Assurance, shall have Appointment,

been executed by any Infant Tenant in Tail under the Provisions &c. to be void.

of this Act, and such Infant shall afterwards die under Age, such Appointment or disentailing Assurance shall thereupon become

absolutely void. The Sanction of III. The Sanction of the Court of Chancery to any such Settlethe Court of ment or Contract for a Settlement may be given, upon Petition Chancery to be

presented by the Infant or his or her Guardian, in a summary given upon Pe. tition.

Way, without the Institution of a Suit; and if there be no Guardian, the Court may require a Guardian to be appointed or not, as it shall think fit; and the ('ourt also may, if it shall think fit, require that any Persons interested or appearing to be interested

in the Property should be served with Notice of such Petition. Not to apply to IV. Provided always, That nothing in this Act contained shall Males under 20, apply to any Male Infant under the Age of Twenty Years, or to or Females under 17 Years of

any Female Infant under the Age of Seventeen Years. Age.

CA P. XLIV.
An Act to amend an Act of last Session, to provide for the

Establishment of a National Gallery of Paintings, Sculp-
ture, and the Fine Arts, for the Care of a Public Library,
and the Erection of a Public Museum, in Dublin.

[2d July 1855.] 17 & 18 Vict.

HEREAS an Act was passed in the last Session of ParliaC. 99.

ment, to provide, amongst other things, for the Establishment of a National Gallery of Paintings, Sculpture, and the Fine Arts in Ireland, and it is expedient to amend the said Act as

herein-after 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:

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National Gallery, fc. (Dublin.)

I. So much of the Twelfth Section of the said recited Act as Donors of 101. enables Persons who shall have made a Donation to the Governors to vote at Elecand Guardians of the National Gallery of Ireland, for the Purposes tion of Goverof their Trust, of not less than Two Guineas in Money, to vote at

nors, the Election and Nomination of Persons to fill Vacancies in such Governors and Guardians, shall be and the same is hereby repealed; and the Privilege of voting at such Election and Nomination shall extend and apply only to every Donor of Money to the said Governors and Guardians of a Sum not less than Ten Pounds in Money: Provided always, that the Provisions of the said Act for the Election and Nomination of Governors and Guardians of the said Gallery shall not hereby be affected (except as herein-after mentioned), further or otherwise than by substituting Donors of not less than Ten Pounds in Money for Donors of not less than Two Guineas in Money, as aforesaid.

II. Every Person who shall have been a Subscriber of a Sum Donors of 101. not less than Ten Pounds in Money to any Fund raised by public to any Fund Subscription, and appropriated for the purposes of the said transferred to National Gallery by the Subscribers to such Fund or the Trustees

Governors of

National Galthereof (by and with the Consent of the Governors and Guardians lery to vote at of the said Gallery, or of the Building Trustees created by the Election of said Act of last Session for the Purposes of their Trust respec- Governors. tively), shall be deemed a Donor of the like Sum to the Governors and Guardians of the National Gallery of Ireland, and shall be entitled to vote and take part at such Élections of Governors and Guardians to the said Gallery, as in the said Act and herein-before inentioned.

III. In every Case where a Subscription exceeding Ten Pounds Joint Donors in Money to the said Governors and Guardians, or to any Fund entitled to vote appropriated as aforesaid, shall have been or shall hereafter be at Elections of made jointly by Two or more Donors, each of such joint Donors

Governors, &c. shall be entitled to vote at such Elections of Governors and Guardians, as herein-before mentioned, in case the Amount of such joint Subscription when divided by the Number of such joint Donors shall give a net Subscription of Ten Pounds or upwards for each of such Donors, but not otherwise.

IV. At all Meetings of the Body Corporate of the Governors Five to be a and Guardians of the said National Gallery Five shall be a Quorum Quorum of the for the Transaction of Business : Provided nevertheless, that no

Board of GoPainting, Statue, or other Work of Art shall be purchased for the

vernors, &c. said Gallery, or out of the Funds of the said Body Corporate, unless such Purchase shall be authorized by a Resolution of the said Governors and Guardians passed at a Meeting at which at least Nine Members of the said Body Corporate shall be present.

V. It shall be lawful for the Governors, Directors, or Trustees Power to Pubof every public Institution, and for the Governing Body of every lic Bodies to Corporation, having or which shall have or be possessed, in trust deposit Works or otherwise, of any Statue, Painting, or other Work of Art, and of Art in the they and every of them are hereby empowered, by and with the lery of Ireland. Consent of the said Governors and Guardians of the National Gallery of Ireland, from Time to Time to deposit the same in the Custody and Charge of the last-mentioned Governors and

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National Gallery, 8c. (Dublin). Guardians, for Exhibition, for and during such Time and Times, and subject to such Conditions for securing the proper Care and Preservation of such Works of Art, as may be agreed upon; and it shall be lawful for the said Governors and Guardians of the National Gallery of Ireland, out of the Funds of the said Body Corporate, from Time to Time to expend such Sums of Money as they may think proper in defraying the Expense of the Transmission to and from their Gallery and of the Insurance of any Works of Art as may from Time to Time be lent to or deposited with the said Governors and Guardians by any public Bodies,

Trustees, or private Individuals. 17 & 18 Vict. VI. The Eleventh Section of the said Act of last Session shall c. 99. 8. 11. re- be and the same is hereby repealed ; and each of the Governors pealed as far as and Guardians of the National Gallery of Ireland, save and except regards Number of outgoing

the First Five of them mentioned in the Seventh Section of the Governors. said Act, shall continue to hold Office, subject to the Provisions

of the said Act, for the Term of Five Years at a Time from the Time of his becoming such Governor and Guardian, and not longer, but at the Expiration of such Five Years he shall be eligible

to be re-appointed or re-elected as such Governor and Guardian. This Act and VII. This Act shall be construed with the said Act of last Ses17 & 18 Vict.

sion as One Act; and in all Acts, Deeds, Documents, Proceedings, c. 99. as One.

Suits, and Prosecutions this Act and the said Act of last Session Short Title.

may be cited and described by the Name of “The National

Gallery of Ireland Acts, 1854-55.”

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CA P. XLV.
An Act for further assimilating the Practice in the County

Palatine of Lancaster to that of other Counties with res-
pect to the Trial of Issues from the Superior Courts at
Westminster.

[16th July 1855.]

, , Section One hundred and three, it was enacted, that • Records of the Superior Courts at Common Law should be • brought to Trial and entered and disposed of in the Counties · Palatine in the same Manner as in other Counties: And

whereas it was provided by the Fifth Section of the Twenty' fourth Chapter of an Act passed in the Twenty-seventh Year

of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, that Justices of Assize ' to be made and assigned within the County Palatine of Lancaster should be made and ordained by Commission under the King's usual Seal of Lancaster, and in pursuance of the said

Proviso One Chief Justice and One other Justice, being respec' tively Judges of the Superior Courts at Westminster, have been ' from Time to Time constituted and ordained, by Grants contained ' in separate Letters Patent under the Seal of the County Palatine

of Lancaster : And whereas it is expedient to make further Pro• vision for assimilating the Practice of the said County Palatine

of Lancaster to that of other Counties, with respect to the · Trial of Issues from the Superior Courts of Common Law at Westminster :' Be it declared and enacted by the Queen's most

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Woolmer Forest.

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: It shall be lawful for Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Succes- Her Majesty sors, hereafter to issue Commissions of Assize under the Seal of may issue Comthe County Palatine of Lancaster directed to the Judges appointed Chief Justice, for the Time being to the respective Offices of Chief Justice and &c. of Common Justice of Common Pleas within the said County Palatine of Pleas in the Lancaster, and to such of Her Majesty's Counsel learned in the County PalaLaw, Serjeants and Barristers-at-Law, having Patents of Pre- tine of Lancascedence, or Precedence within the Bar, of the County Palatine of ter, &c. authoLancaster, and other Serjeants-at-Law to be from Time to Time take all the selected for that Purpose, authorizing and commanding them to Assizes, Juries, take all the Assizes, Juries, and Certificates, before whatever &c. in the said Justices arraigned, in the said County of Lancaster, in like Man- County in like ner and with the like Effect as such Commissions are issued into Manner as in

other Counties, other Counties, together with the like Writs or Commissions of Association, and other Writs and Proceedings, as in other Counties, and that every Person so authorized shall have the like Power to be and act as a Judge or Commissioner of Assize for the Trial of Issues from the Superior Courts of Law at Westminster and other Issues in the said County Palatine of Lancaster as any Persou so authorized has in any other County, and shall also be deemed to be authorized by such Commission, and shall thereby have full Authority to act as a Judge for the Trial of any Issues of Fact in any Causes depending in the said Court of Common Pleas at Lancaster : Provided, and it is declared, that nothing herein contained shall deprive the Chief Justice or Justice appointed or >0 ordained as aforesaid by Grant contained in Letters Patent of any Authority or Jurisdiction to try Issues from the Superior Courts at Westminster and other Issues in the said County Palatine of Lancaster, and that all Trials of such Issues heretofore had or to be had before such Chief Justice or Justice constituted or ordained as aforesaid shall be deemed to have been and to be tried by competent Authority, and that the acting Prothonotary for the Time being of the Court of Common Pleas at Lancaster shall continue to officiate as Associate in the said County Palatine of Lancaster, as heretofore, and shall accordingly be named in such Commissions of Association and other Writs and Proceedings.

CA P. XLVI.
An Act for disafforesting the Forest of Woolmer.

[16th July 1855.] HEREAS the Queen's most Excellent Majesty in right of sors, of and in Woolmer Forest in the County of Southampton, ' and of and in the Soil thereof, and the Timber and other Trees, · Bushes, and Underwood standing and growing thereon, sub'ject to divers Claims of Rights of Common and other Rights and Interests of Her Majesty and of divers of Her Majesty's Subjects K 4

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' in and over the same or some Portions thereof : And whereas

by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament held in the Fifty

second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the 52 G. 3. c. 71. ^ Third, intituled An Act for the better Cultivation of Navy

Timber in the Forest of Woolmer in the County of Southampton, ' it was enacted, that it should be lawful for His Majesty, His • Heirs and Successors, from Time to Time to inclose, sever, and

improve, within and out of the Waste Lands of the said Forest, 'any Quantity of the said Lands not exceeding in the whole · Two thousand Acres, to be inclosed and held in Severalty at • One and the same Time, and that such Inclosure should remain ' in Severalty in the actual Possession of His Majesty, Ilis Heirs · and Successors, freed and discharged of and from all manner of

Rights, Titles, Pretences, and Privileges or Claims whatsoever, . (other than and except as therein stated) during the Period

of the same remaining so inclosed for the Growth and Preser'vation of Timber, and until the same or any Part thereof

should be laid open, under the Provisions of the now reciting • Act: And whereas, in pursuance of the Powers in the said Act

contained, certain Parts of the Waste Lands of the said Forest,

containing in all One thousand seven hundred Acres or there• abouts, were inclosed for the Purposes of the said Act, and continue inclosed : And whereas the Lands in the said Forest might be made more valuable and productive if the said Forest were disafforested: And whereas Her Majesty has been graciously pleased to signify Her Consent that the said Forest

hould be disafforested, and that the Officers of Her Majesty ' of or for the said Forest should be discharged, and that such

Allotment should be made to Her Majesty in respect of Her

Estate, Rights, and Interests in and over the said Forest, and ' that such Compensation should be made to the Officers of the

said Forest, as herein-after provided :' 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: Recited Act (in I. So much of the said recited Act as is inconsistent with any part) repealed. Part of this Act shall be and the same is hereby repealed. Appointment of II. The Provisions of this Act shall be carried into execution Commissioners by Commissioners to be appointed as herein-after mentioned ; for ascertaining and for the Purpose of ascertaining the Boundaries of the said the Forest, and Forest, the Commissioners for carrying this Act into execution for carrying

shall be Three in Number, One of whom shall be appointed in this Act into Writing by the Commissioners for the Time being of Her Majesty's execution.

Treasury, One other shall be appointed by the Inclosure Commis. sioners for England and Wales for the Time being, and the Third shall be appointed by the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench for the Time being; and for carrying all the other Requirements of this Act into execution there shall be but One Commissioner, to be appointed as aforesaid, who shall be the Commissioner appointed by the Inclosure Commissioners for

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