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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
at Dover ; to increase their Capital ; and for other Purposes.
don and South-western Railway Company; for regulating their
Capital ; and for other Purposes.
dalk Harbour and Port, and for other Purposes.
Dumbarton, and Helensburgh, in the Counties of Lanark and
of the said Railways.
Railway at Southall in the County of Middlesex to Brentford
and for other Purposes.
Bay in the County of Hants.
minster Improvement Commissioners by “ The Westminster
lings of the Working Classes ;" and for other Purposes.
Staffordshire, and Worcestershire Junction Railway Company,
Improvements, and for the Incorporation of the Westminster
Land Company for a limited Period for that Purpose.
of the Trustees of the River Lee; and for the Amendment
of “The Royal Conical Flour Mill Company's Act, 1854;" to
Terminus of the authorized Westminster Terminus Railway in
PRINTED BY THE QUEEN'S PRINTER,
N Act for enabling Leases to be made of the Freehold
Estates of the late Matthew Hill Esquire, and for other
on the Marriage of Philip Rideout Hoffe to effect a Sale to Sir
Title is “Hoffe's Estate Act, 1855."
Estates subject to the Uses of the Will of Robert Bell Livesey
Esquire, deceased, and for other Purposes.
to be made of the Estates of James Walthall Hammond Esquire,
“ Hammond's Estate Act, 1855.”
Terms of Years, under reserved Rents, of certain Parts of
Esquire, to relieve the Estate of Cromarty from Burdens affect-
and Exchanges to be made of the Lands devised by the Will
of George Bray deceased ; and for other Purposes.
certain Parts of the Estates subject to the Residuary Devise in
Will; and for other Purposes.
of Abergavenny to grant Leases of entailed Mines, Minerals,
Lands, and Hereditaments in the County of Monmouth.
Baptist College in the University of Oxford to grant Building
Thomas, and Woolvercot, Oxford; and for other Purposes.
Turnpike Roads North of the Thames the Lands in Islington
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.
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.
STATUTES AT LARGE.
Anno Regni VICTORIÆ, Britanniarum Reginæ,
Decimo Octavo & Decimo Nono.
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.
Militia out of the United Kingdom, for the vigorous Pro-
[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.