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The Property XI. The Area of Land situated in West College Street of Edinnear the Col
burgh, herein-before described, and disponed in manner hereinlege to be vested before recited by the said Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council in the Commissioners of
of the said City of Edinburgh to the said Commissioners of Her Works for the Majesty's Works and Public Buildings, is hereby, but subject Purposes of the always to the Declarations and Real Burden contained in the said National
Deed of Agreement second herein-before recited and confirmed, Museum.
transferred to and vested in the said Commissioners for the Pur-' poses of the said National Museum, and no otherwise, as fully and effectually as if the said Commissioners were infeft and seised therein, and the same, as well as the said Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council, shall be and are hereby declared freed and discharged of the Trusts upon which the said Area of Land was held by the said Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council, and their Predecessors, in the same Manner and to the same Effect as if such Trusts had never existed : Provided always, that a Memorandum of the above Provision, whereby the said Area of Land is transferred to and vested in the said Commissioners, shall, as soon as conveniently may be after the passing of this Act, be signed by the Lord Provost for the Time being, and registered in the Burgh Register of Sasines for the City of Edinburgh, which Memorandum
may be in the Form set forth in the Schedule to this Act. The Town XII. The Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council of the said Council em- City shall be entitled, and are hereby authorized, empowered, powered to con- and required, to convey and dispone to the said Commissioners of vey Property. Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings so much of the forefor widening the Street. said Property situated on the North Side of North College Street
of Edinburgh, herein-before described, and belonging to the said Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council as Patrons and Guardians of the said University and College of Edinburgh, or in any other Capacity, as the said Commissioners may deem it necessary to throw into the said Street or Foot Pavement when required to be widened, and to grant all Deeds necessary for fully vesting the Ground so to be conveyed and disponed in the said Commissioners, at the Expense of the said Commissioners; and the Deed or Deeds so to be granted shall not be impugned on the Ground of any Defect of Title in the Grantors thereof, or on any other Ground in Law whatever, but the same shall be valid and effectual to all
Intents and Purposes whatsoever. Property ac- XIII. The said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and quired from
Public Buildings shall not be entitled to put, and they are hereby Town Council debarred from putting, the foresaid Subjects
already disponed and not to be used for other Pur
to be disponed to them by the said Lord Provost, Magistrates, poses than those and Council, to any other Uses or Purposes than those contained of the National and expressed in the Deed of Agreement second herein-before Museum, with- recited and confirmed, without the Consent in Writing of the out their Con- said Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council first had and
obtained ; sent.
and if the said Commissioners shall contravene is Provision, they shall be bound, on the Requisition in Writing of the said Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council, to reconvey and dispone to them the said Subjects, or, in the Option of the said Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council, to pay to them a suitable Compensation
or Price for the said Subjects, as the same may be ascertained with reference to the Value of the said Subjects as at the Date of the passing of this Act.
XIV. The Disposition herein-before mentioned, granted by the Disposition Governors of the Trades Maiden Hospital, Edinburgh, shall not granted by the be liable to any Objection or its Validity affected by reason of any tal to be valid. Defect in the Title of such Governors or their Predecessors in any respect whatever.
XV. All the Buildings occupied as and forming Her Majesty's General RegisGeneral Register House at Edinburgh, and all the Lands and ter House vestBuildings connected therewith, and all Lands whereon the same
ed in the Comare built, and all Lands or Heritages held therewith, or purchased Works.
missioners of or acquired therewith, or for the Improvement or Extension thereof, under any Royal Warrant or Signature, or under or by virtue of the Acts passed in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty George the Third, Session Second, Chapter Fifty-seven, the Third Year of the Reign of His laté Majesty George the Fourth, Chapter Sixty-two, the Seventh and Eighth Year of the Reign of His said Majesty, Chapter Fortyone, or any other Act or Acts of Parliament, or other Authority, together with the Feu Duties, Rents, and Casualties payable out of the said Lands or any Part thereof, shall froin and after the passing of this Act be and the same are hereby vested in the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings, and their Successors, for ever, in their Corporate Capacity, for the Purposes specified in the aforesaid Royal Warrants, Signatures, Acts, or other Authority respectively, and shall be maintained and kept in repair by the said Commissioners by and out of such Funds as shall or may be from Time to Time appropriated by Parliament for such Purposes.
XVI. · And whereas it may happen that some Person or Per- Owners of Pro• sons, or Bodies Politic, Corporate, or Collegiate, or Trustees, perty near Holy: or others, who are seised of or entitled to Houses, Ground, or
to sell same to • other Subjects near or adjoining to the Precincts of the Palace Commissioners
of Holyrood which it may be necessary or desirable for the said of Works. • Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings to • purchase and acquire for the Public Service, may be willing to • treat and agree to sell such Houses, Ground, or other Subjects, * but are incapable of granting and conveying the same, by reason
of Infancy, or other Disability by Tailzies or otherwise' Be it Provisions of enacted, That, for the Purpose of acquiring any such Houses, 8 & 9 Vict.c. 19. Ground, or other Subjects situate within Five hundred Yards
certain Purfrom any part of the said Palace, “ The Lands Clauses Consoli
poses. dation (Scotland) Act, 1845," is incorporated with this Act: Provided always, that such Incorporation shall not enable the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings to take or acquire such last-mentioned Houses, Ground, or other Subjects otherwise than by Agreement.
SCHEDULE referred to by the Act.
Year of the
Sess. 1. c. 18.
CAP. LXXXI. An Act to amend the Law concerning the certifying and registering of Places of Religious Worship in England.
[30th July 1855.] 1 W. &. M. WHEREAS by an Act of the First
Session of the First Year 52 G. 3. c. 155. " and an Act of the Fifty-second Year of King George the Third,
« Chapter One hundred and fifty-five, Places of Meeting of Con
gregations or Assemblies for Religious Worship of Protestants (save as therein excepted with respect to Places of Worship of
the Established Church and otherwise) were required to be cer* tified to the Bishop's or Archdeacon's Court, or to the General
or Quarter Sessions of the Peace, and to be registered in such 31 G. 3. c, 32. Court, and recorded at such Sessions : And whereas by an Act
of the Thirty-first Year of King George the Third, Chapter Thirty-two, every Place of Congregation or Assembly for "Religious Worship of Persons professing the Roman Catholic Religion is required to be certified to and recorded at the
Places of Religious Worship Registration.
General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace : And whereas by the
the Fourth, Chapter One hundred and fifteen, and an Act of the c. 115. • Session holden in the Ninth and Tenth Years of Her Majesty, 9 & 10 Vict. • Chapter Fifty-nine, Her Majesty's Subjects professing the c. 59. • Roman Catholic Religion, and Her Majesty's Subjects professing
the Jewish Religion, in respect of their Places for Religious - Worship, are made subject to the same Laws as Protestant Dis* senters : And whereas by an Act passed in the Session holden ' in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter 15 & 16 Vict. · Thirty-six, Places of Meeting of Congregations or Assemblies c. 36.
for Religious Worship of Protestant Dissenters are required to • be certified to the Registrar General of Births, Deaths, and • Marriages in England, and to be recorded in the General Re• gister Office, in lieu of being certified to and registered and
recorded in the Bishop's or Archdeacon's Court, and at the « General or Quarter Sessions, as herein-before mentioned: And ' whereas it is expedient that all Places of Religious Worship, not • being Churches or Chapels of the Established Church, should, if
the Congregation should desire, but not otherwise, be certified < to the said Registrar General:' 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. The said Act of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of Her 15 & 16 Vict. Majesty, Chapter Thirty-six, shall be repealed : Provided always, c. 36. repealed, that the certifying thereunder before the passing of this Act of but Places of any Place of Meeting for Religious Worship shall
, subject to the Worship certiProvisions herein-after contained, have the same Force and Effect
to have Force, from the Time of such certifying as if the same had been duly &c. certified, registered, and recorded as before the passing of the said Act of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter Thirty-six, was required by Law, and such Act and this Act had not been passed.
II. Every Place of Meeting for Religious Worship of Pro- Places of Wortestant Dissenters or other Protestants, and of Persons professing ship to be certhe Roman Catholic Religion, by the said Acts of King William tified to Regisand Queen Mary, the Thirty-first and Fifty-second Years of King trar General. George the Third, and the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter Thirty-six, or any of them, required to be certified and registered or recorded, as therein mentioned, and not heretofore certified and registered or recorded in manner required by Law, and every Place of Meeting for Religious Worship of Persons professing the Jewish Religion, not heretofore certified and registered or recorded as aforesaid, and every Place of Meeting for Religious Worship of any other Body or Denomination of Persons, may be certified in Writing to the Registrar General of Births, Deaths, and Marriages in England, through the Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages of the District in which such Place may be situate ; and such Certificate
Places of Religious Worship Registration. shall be in Duplicate, and upon Forms in accordance with Schedule A. to this Act, or to the like Effect, such Forms to be provided by the said Registrar General, and to be obtained (without Payment) upon Application to such Superintendent Registrar as aforesaid; and the said Superintendent Registrar shall, upon the Receipt of such Certificate in Duplicate, forthwith transmit the same to the said Registrar General, who, after having caused the Place of Meeting therein mentioned to be recorded as herein-after directed, shall return One of the said Certificates to the said Superintendent Registrar, to be re-delivered by him to the certifying Party, and shall keep the other Certificate with the Records
of the General Register Office. Places of Meet- III. The said Registrar General shall cause all Places of ing to be re- Meeting for Religious Worship certified to him under this Act to corded.
be recorded in a Book to be kept by him for that Purpose at the General Register Office, and no such Place of Meeting as aforesaid shall be certified to or registered in any Court of any Bishop or Archdeacon, or be certified to or recorded at any General or Quarter Sessions; and the certifying to the said Registrar General of any such Place of Meeting for Religious Worship of Protestant Dissenters or other Protestants or Roman Catholics, or Persons professing the Jewish Religion, and of any Place of Meeting for Religious Worship of any other Body or Denomination of Persons, shall, subject to the Provisions herein contained, have the same Force and Effect as if such Place had been duly certified and recorded or registered and recorded as before the passing of the said Act of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter Thirty-six, was required by Law, and such Act
and this Act had not been passed. Certain Places IV. Any Place of Meeting for Religious Worship heretofore of Meeting al certified and registered or recorded in manner required by Law, ready certified
and which continues to be used for Religious Worship, save any may be certified to Regis
such Place of Meeting certified to the said Registrar General trar General,
under the said Act of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of Her and be recorded Majesty, Chapter Thirty-six, may, at any Time after the passing by him.
of this Act, be certified in Writing to such Registrar General through the Superintendent Registrar of the District in which such Place may be situate, and shall be recorded by such Registrar General in manner herein-before mentioned concerning Places of
Mecting not heretofore certified and registered or recorded. Fee of 28. 6d. V. Upon the Delivery of every Certificate to the Superintendent to be paid with Registrar for Transmission to the Registrar General for the PurCertificate.
pose of being recorded under this Act, the Person delivering the same shall pay to such Superintendent Registrar for his own Use the Sum of Two Shillings and Sixpence, and it shall not be lawful to demand or take any greater Fee or Reward for the same
respectively. Notice to be VI. Whenever any Place of Meeting for Religious Worship given to Regis. which may have been certified under the said! Act of the Fifteenth trar General of and Sixteenth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter Thirty-six, or this Meeting becom. Act, shall have wholly ceased to be used as a Place of Meeting ing disused for for Religious Worship, the Person or One of the Persons who so