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Friendly Societies.

SECOND SCHEDULE.
Foru of REGISTRAR'S CERTIFICATE to RULES of FRIENDLY

SOCIETIES. I HEREBY certify, That the foregoing Rules (or the Alterations or Amendments of the Rules] of the

Society at in the County of

are in conformity with Law, [and in the Case of a new Society, and that the Society is duly established from the present Date, and is subject to the Provisions and entitled to the Privileges of the Acts relating to Friendly Societies.

The Rates of Contributions and Payments are stated to have been prepared by A.B., Actuary of

or (as the Case may be] are not stated to have been prepared by any Actuary.

THIRD SCHEDULE.

Form of BOND.
Know all Men by these Presents, That we, A.B. of
Treasurer, &c. (as the Case may be] of the

Society, established at in the County of

and C.D. of

(as Surety on behalf of the said A.B.) are jointly and severally held and firmly bound to A.B. of

C.D. of and E.F. of

the Trustees of the said Society, in the Sum of

to be paid to the said A.B., C.D., and E.F. as such Trustees, or their Successors, Trustees for the Time being, or their certain Attorney, for which Payment well and truly to be made we jointly and severally bind ourselves, and each of us by himself, our and each of our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, firmly by these Presents, sealed with our Seals. Dated the Day of

in the Year of our Lord Whereas the above-bounden A.B. hath been duly appointed Treasurer, &c. [as the Cuse may be] of the

Society, established as aforesaid, and he, together with the above-bounden C.D. as his Surety, have entered into the above-written Bond, subject to the Condition herein-after contained : Now therefore the Condition of the above-written Bond is such, that if the said A.B. shall and do justly and faithfully execute his Office of Treasurer, &c. [as the case may be] of the said Society established as aforesaid, and shall and do render a just and true Account of all Monies received and paid by him, and shall and do pay over all the Monies remaining in his Hands, and assign and transfer or deliver all Securities and Effects, Books, Papers, and Property of or belonging to the said Society in his Hands or Custody, to such Person or Persons as the said Society shall appoint, according to the Rules of the said Society, together with the proper or legal Receipts or Vouchers for such Payments, and likewise shall and do in all respects well and truly and faithfully perform and fulfil his Office of Treasurer, Sc. (as the Case may be] to the said Society, according to the Rules thereof, then the above-written Bond shall be void and of no Effect; otherwise shall be and remain in full force and virtue.

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CA P.

Lady Raglan and Lord Raglan's Annuities.

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CAP. LXIV.
An Act to settle Annuities on Emily Harriet Lady Raglan

and Richard Henry Fitzroy Lord Raglan, and the next
surviving Heir Male of his Body, in consideration of the
eminent Services of the late Field Marshal Lord Raglan.

[23d July 1855.] • Most Gracious Sovereign, W HEREAS Your Majesty, by Your most gracious Message,

hath been pleased to signify that Your Majesty, taking • into consideration the great and brilliant Services performed by

the late Fitzroy James Henry Lord Raglan, Field Marshal in • Your Majesty's Army, and Commander-in-Chief of Your Majesty's · Forces at the Seat of War in the East, in the course of the · Hostilities which have taken place in the Crimea, and being • desirous, in recognition of these and his other distinguished • Merits, to confer some signal Mark of Your Favour upon his • Widow Emily Harriet Lady Raglan, upon his Son and Successor • to the 'Title Richard Henry Lord Raglan, and the next surviving • Heir Male of the Body of the said Richard Henry Lord Kuglan,

recommended to Your faithful Commons the Adoption of such "“ Measures as might be necessary for the Accomplishment of • “that Purpose :" Therefore we, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament assembled, duly considering Your Majesty's gracious Intention, do most humbly beseech 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 fol

lows: An Annuity I. An Annuity of One thousand Pounds shall be paid to Emily of 1,000l. to be Harriet Lady Raglan, Widow of the late Fitzroy James Henry paid to Lady

Lord Raglan, for her natural Life, and an Annuity of Two thouRaglan, and an

sand Pounds shall be paid to Richard Henry Fitzroy Lord Raglan Annuity of 2,0001. to Lord for his natural Life, and after his Decease to the next surviving Raglan and his Heir Male of the Body of the said Richard Henry Fitzroy Lord next Heir Male. Raglan who may succeed to the Title of Lord Raglan, for the

natural Life of such Successor ; and the said Annuities shall be deemed to have commenced and taken effect upon the Second Day of July One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, and the First Payment of a proportionate Part thereof respectively for the Period from such Commencement thereof to the Tenth Day of October One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five shall be made on the said Tenth Day of October One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five ; and the said Annuities respectively shall thereafter be paid quarterly on the Fifth Day of January, the Fifth Day of April, the Fifth Day of July, and the Tenth Day of October in every Year; and such Annuities respectively shall be payable out of and charged upon the Consolidated Fund of the United King. dom of Great Britain and Ireland, (after paying or reserving Lady Raglan and Lord Raglan's Annuities. sufficient to pay all such Sums of Money as have been directed to be paid out of the same by former Acts of Parliament, but with Preference to all other Payments which shall hereafter be charged upon and payable out of the said Fund,) and the Receipts of the said Emily Harriet Lady Raglan (as to the said Annuity of One thousand Pounds), and of the said Richard Henry Fitzroy Lord Raglan and the next surviving Heir Male of the Body of the said Richard Henry Fitzroy Lord Raglan on whom the Title shall descend (as to the said Annuity of Two thousand Pounds), or of such other Person as shall be duly authorized and appointed by the Person for the Time being entitled to such respective Annuity to receive the same, shall be good and sufficient Discharges for the Payments thereof; the said Annuities to be free and clear from all Taxes, Rates, and Assessments, and all other Charges whatsoever, except Income Tax.

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II. It shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to diTreasury, and they are hereby authorized and required, by rect Payment of Warrant or Warrants under their Hands, to direct the Payment

the Annuity. of the said Annuities according to the Provision herein-before contained.

III. The said Annuity of Two thousand Pounds shall be vested Annuity of in the said Richard Henry Fitzroy Lord Raglan and the next 2,000l. not to surviving Heir Male of the body of the said Richard Henry be aliened or

incumbered. Fitzroy Lord Raglan to whom the said Title of Lord Raglan shall descend, and shall not be aliened, charged, or incumbered by the said Richard Henry Fitzroy Lord Raglan for any greater or larger Estate or Time than during the natural Life of the Person so aliening, conveying, disposing, charging, or incumbering the same, so as to prevent the same from descending to the next surviving Heir Male of the Body of the said Richard Henry Fitzroy Lord Raglan to whom the said Title of Lord Ruglan shall descend according to the Limitation aforesaid.

CA P. LXV.
An Act to amend the Dublin Carriage Acts.

[230 July 1855.] WHEREAS Doubts have arisen with respect to the Con

struction of the Dublin Carriage Act, 1853, and the Dublin Amended Carriage Act, 1854, and it is expedient to • remove such Doubts, and to amend the said Acts:' 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. That all the Enactments contained in the Dublin Carriage Enactments of Act, 1853, and the Dublin Amended Carriage Act, 1854, save in 16 & 17 Vict. reference to the Sums directed to be paid for Licences and as c. 112. and annual Rents, in anywise relating to the Carriages therein

desig- 17 & 18 Vict. nated as Hackney Carriages, or to the Persons therein designated to Cabriolets. and referred to as the Proprietors or Drivers thereof, shall be deemed and taken to apply to and include as well the Carriages

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Dublin Carriage Acts Amendment. by the said last-mentioned Act designated as Cabriolets, and the Proprietors and Drivers thereof, as the Carriages thereby designated as Hackney Carriages, and the Proprietors and Drivers thereof, anything in the said last-mentioned Acts to the contrary notwithstanding.

II. The said Acts and this Act shall be construed together as One Act.

III. In citing this Act in any other Act of Parliament, legal Instrument, or Proceeding whatever, it shall be sufficient to use the Expression “ The Dublin Amended Carriage Act, 1855.”

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CAP. LXVI.
An Act to render valid certain Marriages in Christ Church

in the Chapelry of Todmorden and Parish of Rochdale, in
the Counties of Lancaster and York. [23d July 1855.]
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HEREAS the Church called Christ Church in the Chapelry

of Todmorden and Parish of Rochdale in the Counties of · Lancaster and York was erected and built some Time in or about • the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, and was

duly consecrated for the Performance of Divine Service therein: . And whereas divers Marriages have been solemnized in the said • Church by the Minister thereof and by other Clergymen, under

the Opinion that according to the Terms of the Sentence of • Consecration of the said Church, or otherwise, Marriages might

be lawfully solemnized therein, and Entries of the said Marriages • so solemnized have been from Time to Time made in Register ' Books kept at the said Church, in compliance with the Provi

sions concerning Registry of Marriages: And whereas it is ' expedient, under the Circumstances aforesaid, to confirm the • Marriages so as aforesaid solemnized in the said Church :' 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: Marriages so- I. All Marriages heretofore solemnized in the said Church, and lemnized in

the Publication of Banns in such Church previous to any such Christ Church, Todmorden, de. Marriage, shall be and be deemed to have been as good, valid, and clared valid.

effectual in the Law to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever as if such Marriages had been solemnized and such Publication of Banns had taken place in the Parish Church of Rochdale, or in

the Church of the ancient Chapelry of Todmorden. Indemnification II. No Minister who has solemnized any of the said Marriages of Ministers.

shall be liable to any Ecclesiastical Censures, or to any other Proceedings or Penalties whatsoever, by reason of his having so

as aforesaid solemnized the same respectively. Registers to be III. The Registers of the Marriages so solemnized as aforesaid, Evidence. or Copies of such Registers, shall be received in all Courts of Law

and Equity as Evidence of such Marriages respectively, in the same Manner as Registers of Marriages in Parish Churches, or Copies thereof, are by Law receivable in Evidence.

CA P.

Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes.

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CAP. LXVII.
An Act to facilitate the Remedies on Bills of Exchange and

Promissory Notes by the Prevention of frivolous or ficti-
tious Defences to Actions thereon. [23d July 1855.]
HEREAS bonâ fide Holders of dishonoured Bills of Ex-

change and Promissory Notes are often unjustly delayed • and put to unnecessary Expense in recovering the Amount • thereof by reason of frivolous or fictitious Defences to Actions • thereon, and it is expedient that greater Facilities than now

exist should be given for the Recovery of Money due on such • Bills and Notes: 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 Authority of the same, as follows:

I. From and after the Twenty-fourth Day of October One From Oct. 24, thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, all Actions upon Bills of 1855, all AcExchange or Promissory Notes commenced within Six Months tions upon Bills after the same shall have become due and payable may be by Writ of Exchange, of Summons in the special Form contained in Schedule A. to this Writ of Sum. Act annexed, and indorsed as therein mentioned ; and it shall be mons as Form lawful for the Plaintiff, on filing an Affidavit of personal Service in Schedule A. of such Writ within the Jurisdiction of the Court, or an Order for Plaintiff, on filLeave to proceed, as provided by the Common Law. Procedure ing Affidavit of Act, 1852, and a Copy of the Writ of Summons and the Indorse- personal Serments thereon, in case the Defendant shall not have obtained vice, may at Leave to appear and have appeared to such Writ according to the Judgment as

once sign final Exigency thereof, at once to sign final Judgment in the Form con- Form in Schetained in Schedule B. to this Act annexed (on which Judgment dule B. no Proceeding in Error shall lie) for any Sum not exceeding the Sum indorsed on the Writ, together with Interest, at the Rate specified (if any), to the Date of the Judgment, and a Sum for Costs to be fixed by the Masters of the Superior Courts or any Three of them, subject to the Approval of the Judges thereof or any Eight of them (of whom the Lord Chief Justices and the Lord Chief Baron shall be Three), unless the Plaintiff claim more than such fixed Sum, in which Case the Costs shall be taxed in the ordinary Way, and the Plaintiff may upon such Judgment issue Execution forthwith.

II. A Judge of any of the said Courts shall, upon Application Defendant within the Period of Twelve Days from such Service, give Leave showing a Deto appear to such Writ, and to defend the Action, on the Defendant fence upon the paying into Court the Sum indorsed on the Writ, or upon Affida- Merits to have

Leave to apvits satisfactory to the Judge, which disclose a legal or equitable

pear. Defence, or such Facts as would make it incumbent on the Holder to prove Consideration, or such other Facts as the Judge may deem sufficient to support the Application, and on such Terms as to Security or otherwise as to the Judge may seem fit.

III. After Judgment, the Court or a Judge may, under special Judge may, unCircumstances, set aside the Judgment, and, if necessary, stay or der special Cirset aside Execution, and may give Leave to appear to the Writ, cumstances, set

and

aside Judgment.

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