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Militia (No. 2.) Duchy of Lancaster Lands (1855). Court of Gaol Sessions, of any Place which may have been provided for keeping the Stores of the Militia of the said County, shall be paid to the Treasurer of the said Court, and be applied for defraying the Expenses of the Execution by the said Court of the said Militia Law Amendment Act, and this Act ; and the Surplus, if any, of such Monies shall be applied in aid of the County Rates raised in such several Divisions, in the Proportions in which they are required to contribute to the Expenditure herein-before mentioned : Provided always, that no Order or Resolution shall be made or entered into by the said Court of Gaol Sessions, under the Authority of the said Militia Law Amendment Act or this Act, concerning the Purchase of Land as a Site for Militia Storehouses, or the providing, building, enlarging, altering, or disposing of the same, unless Notice thereof shall be given by an Advertisement to be inserted in some public Newspaper most generally circulated in the said County of Lincoln in each of the Two Weeks immediately preceding the Day appointed for holding such Gaol Sessions, stating the Day, Hour, and Place appointed for holding such Meeting, and the Nature of the Business intended to be then taken into consideration.

VI. The Expenses payable or to be paid for the Purposes of As to Expenses the said Militia Amendment Act, 1854, and this Act, shall, in the of Militia Acts County of Sussex, be borne and paid by the Eastern and Western in Sussex. Divisions thereof, in equal Moieties.

VII. In the Construction of the Militia Law Amendment Act, The Word 1854, and of this Act, the Word “ Borough” shall mean any · Borough” to City, Borough, Port, or Town Corporate named in either of the include any Schedules (X.) and (B.) to the Act of the Session holden in the named in ScheFifth and Sixth Years of King William the Fourth, Chapter dules (A.) and Seventy-six, “to provide for the Regulation of Municipal Cor- (B.) of porations in England and Wales," or to which the Powers and 5 & 6 W. 4.c.76. Provisions of that Act have been or may be extended, notwith- although such

should be a standing any such City, Borough, or Town may be a County of

County of itself. itself; and the Powers and Provisions of the said Militia Law Amendment Act, 1854, and this Act, applicable to Boroughs locally situate in Counties shall extend to every such City, Borough, or Town being a County of itself which in Section Nineteen of the Act of the Forty-second Year of King George the Third, Chapter Ninety, is for the Purposes of that Enactment united with or named in connexion with a County or Riding, in like Manner as if locally situate in the County or Riding in connexion with which it is named.

CA P. LVIII.
An Act to better enable the Chancellor and Council of the

Duchy of Lancaster to sell and purchase Land on behalf
of Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, in right of the
said Duchy of Lancaster.

[16th July 1855.] HEREAS it is expedient that the Chancellor and Council

of the Duchy of Lancaster should be better enabled to ' sell Land belonging to the said Duchy which in the Judgment

of

or

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Duchy of Lancaster Lands (1855). of the said Chancellor and Council shall be deemed not con• venient to be held with other Possessions of the said Duchy, * and to purchase Land which in the like Judgment shall be deemed convenient to be held with other Possessions of the said

Duchy: 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 : Chancellor and I. The Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster for Council of the Time being may from Time to Time contract and agree with Duchy of Lan

any Person or Persons, or Body or Bodies Politic, Corporate, or caster enabled to sell and con- Collegiate, for the Sale of and may absolutely make Sale and vey Land. dispose of, for such Sum or Sums of Money as to the said Chan

cellor and Council shall appear a sufficient Consideration for the same, any Land belonging to Her said Majesty, Her Heirs or Successors, in right of the said Duchy, which in the Judgment of the said Chancellor and Council shall not be deemed conve. nient to be held with other Possessions of the said Duchy; and upon Payment of the Purchase Monies as herein-after provided the said Chancellor and Council may grant and assure to the Purchaser or Purchasers, under the Seal of the said Duchy, in the Name of Her Majesty, Her Heirs or Successors, the Land agreed to be sold; and every such Grant or Assurance may be according to the Form marked X. set forth in the Schedule to this Act annexe), or in any other Form which may be deemed more convenient; and every such Grant or Assurance, being enrolled in the Court of the Duchy Chamber of Lancaster within Six Calendar Months from the Date thereof, shall be valid and sufficient to pass all the Right and Interest of Her said Majesty, Her Heirs or Successors, in and to the Land to which such Grant or Assurance shall relate, anything contained in the Act of Parliament passed in the First Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Anne, Chapter Seven, or in any other Act, to the contrary

in anywise notwithstanding. Purchase Mo- II. The Purchase Monies for Land sold by the said Chancelnies for Land lor and Council, under the Authority of this Act, shall be paid sold to be paid into the Hands of the Receiver General of the Revenues of the to Receiver General of

said Duchy, or of his sufficient Deputy or Deputies, and Receipts Duchy, and in- shall be given by him or them for the same, and the same either vested or ap- shall and may be invested in the Purchase of Bank Annuities, plied as herein according to the Powers and Provisoes contained or referred to mentioned

in the Act of Parliament passed in the Forty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, Chapter Seventy-three, with respect to the Purchase Money to be paid for Property belonging to the Crown within the Survey and Receipt of the said Duchy, under the therein-recited Acts, or the same or any Part thereof may, either without any previous Investment or after such, and either alone or together with any other Monies or Funds for the Time being belonging to the said Duchy of Lancaster, be laid out, according to the Provisions of the Act of Parliament passed in the Fifty-seventh Year of the Reign of His said Majesty King George the Third, Chapter Ninety-seven, or in the

Purchase

Duchy of Lancaster Lands (1855).
Purchase of Land under the Authority of this Act, as herein-
after provided ; and the said Chancellor and Council shall for the
Purposes of this Act have and be entitled to all such Powers and
Provisions in reference to the Monies invested in Bank Annuities
under this Act as under or by virtue of the said Act of the
Fifty-seventh Year of the Reign of His said Majesty King
George the Third they are entitled to concerning any Sums or
Funds of or belonging to the said Duchy of Lancaster in the same
Act particularly mentioned or referred to.

III. The said Chancellor and Council may from Time to Time Power to Chancontract and agree with any Person or Persons, or Body or Bodies cellor to conPolitic, Corporate, or Collegiate, for the Purchase of and may for Purchase purchase any Land which in the Judgment of the said Chancellor of Land, and and Council shall be deemed convenient to be held with any Pos- convey the session of the said Duchy, and the Land so agreed to be purchased same to the shall be conveyed and assured to the Use of Her Majesty, Her Use of Her Heirs or Successors, in right of the said Duchy of Lancaster,

Majesty. and shall vest in Her said Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, in the same Right, and as fully and effectually, and be held with the like Incidents, as other Land belonging to the said Duchy; and every such Conveyance may be in the Form marked Y. in the said Schedule, or in any other Form which may be deemed more convenient.

IV. The Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, shall be incor- 8 & 9 Vict.c. 18. porated with this Act; but the said Chancellor and Council shall incorporated. not purchase any Land otherwise than by Agreement.

V. In citing this Act for any purpose whatsoever it shall be Short Title. sufficient to use the Expression “ The Duchy of Lancaster Lands Act, 1855."

SCHEDULE to which this Act refers.

of

X. These Presents witness, That in consideration of the Sum paid to A.B.

the Receiver General of the Revenues of the Duchy of Lancaster, or his sufficient Deputy or Deputies, on behalf of Her Majesty, by C.D.

as appears by the Receipt of the said Receiver General or his sufficient Deputy or Deputies, endorsed on these Presents, Her said Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of Her Chancellor and Council of Her said Duchy, doth by these Presents grant and convey unto the said C.D.

and his Heirs all [describing Premises], to have and to hold the same unto the said C.D.

his
Heirs and Assigns for ever.
In witness

Y.
These Presents witness, That in consideration of the Sum of
Pounds paid to A.B. of

by C.D.

the Receiver General of the Revenues of the Duchy of Lancaster, or his sufficient Deputy or Deputies,

on

Duchy of Lancaster Lands (1855). Endowed Schools (Ireland).

on behalf of Her Majesty, he the said A.B.

doth by these Presents convey and assure unto the said C.D. his Heirs and Assigns, all [describing Premises), to have and to hold the same unto the said C.D.

his Heirs and Assigns, to the Use of Her said Majesty, Her Heirs and Suc. cessors, in right of Her said Duchy.

In witness

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CA P. LIX.
An Act to facilitate Inquiries of Commissioners of Endowed
Schools in Ireland.

(23d July 1855.] HEREAS Her Majesty has been graciously pleased, on the

Address of the Commons in Parliament assembled, to • issue Her Majesty's Commission, dated the Fourteenth Day of · November in the Eighteenth Year of Her Majesty's Reign, to Charles William Fitzgerald Esquire (commonly called Marquis • of Kildare), Charles Graves Doctor of Divinity, Robert Andrews • Doctor of Laws, One of Her Majesty's Counsel learned in the · Law, Henry George Hughes Esquire, One of Her Majesty's • Counsel learned in the Law, and Archibald John Stephens • Esquire, Barrister-at-Law, and thereby authorized and appointed • them Her Majesty's Commissioners to inquire into the Endow• ments, Funds, and actual Condition of all Schools endowed for • the Purposes of Education in Ireland, and the Nature and Extent

of the Instruction given in such Schools, and to report their • Opinions thereon ; and for the Assistance of the said Commis

sioners, William Neilson Handcock Esquire was appointed • Secretary to the said Commission : And whereas Ditficulties * have been encountered in the Prosecution of the said Inquiries, • and it is expedient that the said Commissioners should have • Authority conferred upon them, as herein-after expressed, to

carry out the Objects of the said Commission, and that One ' or more Assistant Commissioners should be appointed to act

under the said Commissioners and in their Aid : 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:

I. In the Construction of this Act the following Words and
Expressions shall, if not inconsistent with the Context, have the
Meaning herein-after assigned to them ; (that is to say,)
The Word “Commissioners” shall mean the said Commissioners

named in the said Commission, or any Three of them ;
“ Endowed Schools” or “ Schools” shall mean and include all

Schools of Royal Foundation in Ireland, the Schools on the
Foundation of Erasmus Smith, the Charter Schools and
Diocesan Schools, and all Schools endowed on charitable

or public Foundations in Ireland ;
“ Endowments” shall mean and include the Estates, Lands,
Funds, and annual or other Income given, granted, or

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Endowed Schools (Ireland).
applied for the Establishment or Support of such Schools,

or for the Purposes of Education therein ;
And “Lord Lieutenant” shall mean the Chief Governor or

Chief Governors of Ireland for the Time being. II. The Commissioners, so soon as conveniently may be, shall Commissioners meet from Time to Time at some convenient Place, and examine to meet and to and inquire into the State, Condition, and Management of all inquire into the Endowed Schools in Ireland, and the Nature and Extent of the and State of all Instruction given therein, and also into the Nature, Amount, and Schools, &c. annual or other Value of the Endowments of such Schools respectively, and the annual Income derived from such Endowments, and how the same has been applied, and into such other Matters connected with such Schools, and the System of Education pursued therein, as to the Commissioners shall seem expedient.

III. The Commissioners, or any One or more of them, may Power to Comrepair to any School or to any other Place, and there to summon missioners to reand examine, on Oath or otherwise, all and every Person or Per- pair to Schools, sons touching any Matters which they are empowered or directed

examine Witby this Act to examine or inquire into, and to call for Vouchers, for Documents.

nesses, and call Books, Deeds, Evidences, Maps, and all other Documents, and to examine and inquire into all Matters which to the Commissioners shall seem necessary and proper ; and the Commissioners are hereby respectively empowered to administer an Oath to any Person who shall be so examined by or before them.

IV. If any Person having Charge of any Document relating to Penalty on Perany of the aforesaid Endowed Schools, or holding any Situation sons refusing to in connexion therewith, or having the Disposition, Control, or attend to be ex

amined or to Management of any Money, Lands, or other Property for the

produce DocuEstablishment or Support of any such Schools or the Purposes ments. of Education therein, shall be summoned to appear before the Commissioners or any One or more of them, for the Purpose of being examined, or to produce any Documents before them, shall refuse to appear or to be examined by the Commissioners or any Three of them, or shall refuse to answer such Questions as shall be propounded by the Commissioners, or any of them, touching any Matter or Thing which they are empowered or directed by this Act to examine into, or shall refuse or neglect to attend before such Commissioners from Day to Day, when required so to do, or to produce such Records, Deeds, Parchments, Books, Papers, or Writings, or any of them, without good and sufficient Cause, to be allowed by the Commissioners, every such Person shall forfeit the Sum of Twenty Pounds for every such Refusal, Neglect, or Omission, to be recovered by Action in any of Her Majesty's Courts of Record, or by Civil Bill in the Court of any Assistant Barrister, by any Person who shall sue for the same.

V. The Commissioners may from Time to Time, as often as Power to Comthey shall think proper, and as often as they shall be required so missioners to to do by the Lord Lieutenant, make a Report in Writing under make Report to their Hands and Seals, or the Hands and Seals of any Three of

Her Majesty,

and suggest them, to Her Majesty of all Matters arising upon such Examina- Plans of Imtions and Inquiries which shall appear to the Commissioners neces- provement of sary or proper so to be reported, and shall in like Manner report Schools.

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