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parishes and places lying within the division for which such commissioners shall act, shall cause to be delivered to each of the said assessors, a printed form of an assessment, as set forth in the schedule hereunto annexed; and the said assessors are hereby required to make their assessments according to the said form; and shall make three duplicates of such assessments; and shall (at least fourteen days before such assessment shall be delivered to the commissioners of the land tax for the county, riding, or division, within which the parish or place for which such assessment shall be made shall lie) cause one of the said duplicates, or fair copy thereof, to be stuck up upon one of the doors of the A duplicate of church or chapel of the parish or place for which such as- to be stuck on sessment shall be made; but in case such assessment shall the door of the
parish church, be made for an extra-parochial or any other place, where &c. there is not any church or chapel, then such assessment shall be stuck up upon one of the doors of the church or chapel in a parish next adjoining; and if any person or persons (renting, holding, or occupying, any messuages, lands, or tenements, in any such parish or place) shall rent, hold, or occupy messuages, lands, or tenements, belonging to different owners or proprietors, the same shall be sepa. rately and distinctly rated and assessed in such assessments, that the proportion of the land tax to be paid by each sepa. rate owner or proprietor respectively may be known and ascertained; and the said duplicates shall be delivered to the land tax commissioners, at their meeting for the receipt of-assessments: and if the name of any owner or owners of Persons en any messuages, lands, or tenements, in such parish or place, whose names entitled to vote as aforesaid, shall not appear or be included are omitted in in such assessment, it shall and may be lawful for such per- may appeal to
the commis. son or persons, by himself or themselves, or by his or their agent or agents, to appeal to the commissioners of the land tax, to whom such assessments shall be returned; and every person so intending to appeal shall, and is hereby required to give notice thereof in writing to one or more of the assessors of the parish or place wherein he is rated; and the Assessments said commissioners, on sufficient cause to be shewn, shall tive, to Lot amend the duplicates of such assessments, by inserting
amended. therein the name or names of the actual occupier or occupiers, and of the owner or owners of such messuages, lands, or tenements, or the person or persons entitled to, or in the actual receipt of the rents, issues, and profits thereof, or by erasing the name of any person who shall appear to them to have been improperly inserted therein; and the An annended said commissioners are hereby required to cause one of the duplicate to be said duplicates so amended (after the same shall be duly the assessors, signed and sealed by the said commissioners, or any three to the clerk of of them) to be returned to the said assessors, or one of the peace at them; and such assessors are hereby required to deliver such ter sessions. duplicate, so amended, within ten days after the receipt thereof, to one of the chief constables of the hundred, lathe, or wapentake, within which the parish or place for which such assessment was made shall lie, taking the receipt of such chief constable for the same, andwhich receipt such chief constable
alter or ne
is hereby required to give; and such chief constable is hereby also required to deliver such duplicate upon oatb (which oath the said magistrates are hereby impowered to administer) without any alteration, at the next general quarter sessions of the peace for the county, riding, or di. vision, within which such assessment shall be made, in open court, the first day of such sessions, to the clerk of the peace attending such sessions, to be by bim filed and kept among the records of the sessions.
4. AND be it further enacted, That if any assessor shall neglect to deliver such duplicate so amended, to such chief constable as aforesaid, or if such chief constable, to whom the same shall be delivered, shall neglect to deliver the
same to such clerk of the peace at the next general quarter Penalty on sessions of the peace as aforesaid, or shall wilfully alter or assessor: &c. deface any such duplicate; every such assessor and chief
constable so offending shall, for every such offence, and for glect deSicer any qu. every such duplicate so neglected to be delivered as aforeplicate as said, forfeit the sum of five pounds, to be levied and reabove directed.
covered in the manner berein-after mentioned,
5. And be it further enacted, That at the Michaelmas If clerk of the peace shall not sessions in every year, the clerk of the peace, or his deputy, receive all the attending such sessions, in every county, riding, or division, fore the end of as aforesaid, shall, before the conclusion of such sessions, Michaelmas
examine whether the duplicates of all the assessments sessions wear within such county, riding, or division, shall have been deShall immedi- livered for that year; and if it shall appear that any such
duplicates have not been received by or delivered to such stables mak- clerk of the peace, or his deputy, by the proper chief coning default.
stables, then and in such case such clerk of the peace, or his deputy, shall report the same to the court, and the court shall immediately set and impose the said fine or fines of five pounds upon such chief constables, for the hundred, lathe, or wapentake, within which the parish or place for which such duplicate or duplicates of the assessment or assessments not returned shall lie; and the said clerk of
the peace, or his deputy, shall give to such chief constables On failure of immediate notice of such fine or fines; and if the same is or may be levied are not immediately paid, the justices assembled in the said by distress.
quarter sessions shall, by order of court, issue a warrant of distress for the recovery thereof, directed to the constable or constables of the respective parishes or places where such chief constables shall live; and such warrant shall be delivered or transmitted by the clerk of the peace, or his deputy, to such constables, or one of them, who is and are hereby required to levy such fine or fines, by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of such chief constables, rendering the overplus (if any) to the owners of such goods and chattels, after deducting the reasonable charges of such
distress. In case chief constables
6. Provided always, That if such chief constables shall
voluntarily make oath at such sessions, that such duplicate that assessors neglected to
or duplicates was or were not delivered to them, or either of deliver said them, by such assessor or assessors, then, and in such case, them,
the said fine or fines, herein-before directed, shall be set and
ately fine the chief con
days after no
imposed upon such assessor or assessors, of the parish or place, parishes or places, for which such duplicate or du. plicates shall not be returned; and the justices assembled in such quarter sessions shall, by order of court, issue a warrant of distress for the recovery thereof, directed to the constable or constables of such parish or place, or respective parishes or places, or to such other person or persons as such justices shall think proper; and also shall, by order of court, require the chief constables, or one of them, to ve notice to such assessor or assessors, that such fines have been set and imposed; and such chief constables are hereby required to serve such notices upon such assessors within fourteen days next after such sessions; and if such assessors, or one of them, shall not deliver such duplicate, or the chief constables' receipt for the same, to the clerk of the peace, or his deputy, for such county, riding, or division, within ten days after being served with such notice, then and in such case the said clerk of the peace, or his deputy, then the fines sball deliver or transmit such warrant of distress against the shall be levied assessor, to the person or persons to whom the same shall sessors, except be directed, who is hereby required to levy the said fine set the duplicates, upon such assessor by distress and sale of the goods and &c. within 10 chattels of such assessor or assessors, rendering the over- tire plus (if any) to the owner or owners, after deducting the reasonable charges of such distress.
7. PROVIDED always, That if such assessors, or either of But if assesthem, sball, within the said ten days after such potice, pro- said time. duce to the said clerk of the peace, or his deputy, the receipt shall produce of such chief constables, or one of them, for such duplicate, the peace the then and in such case such clerk of the peace, or his de- chief conputy, shall deliver or transmit the warrants against such ceipt, then the chief constables, or such of them who shall have signed such fine stall be receipt, to the proper constable or constables to whom the constables. same shall be directed, that the same may be executed as aforesaid, and the warrant or warrants for levying the fine or fines upon such assessor or assessors shall not be executed.
8. AND be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the fines to be set and imposed upon such chief constables and assessors as aforesaid, shall, after the same shall be so levied and recovered, be, by the person or persons who shall levy and recover the same, paid to the treasurer Fines to be of the county, riding, or division, wherein the same shall be paid to the levied or recovered,
or the lawful deputy of such treasurer, the county, to be applied and disposed of as part of the county stock, under the direction of the sessions of such county, riding, or division.
9. And be it further enacted, That whenever any assess. When assess ment shall not have been made by the assessor or assessors made, and reof any parish or place, and returned to the chief constable, there and by the chief constable to the clerk of the peace, by the peace, justices neglect or default of any person concerned therein, it shall inay order and may be lawful for the said justices at the said quarter made and resessions, or any two justices for such county, riding, or di. tumed fortkavision, out of sessions, to order and direct such assessment
or assessments forthwith to be made and returned in man. ner aforesaid; and such assessments, so made and returned, shall have the same and the like effect as if made and re. turned at the time and in the manner herein-before directed.
10. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons shall be dissatisfied, or shall think himself or themselves
aggrieved by any determination of the said commissioners Persons as of the land-tax, it shall and may be lawful for such person grieved may appeal to the or persons to appeal against such determination to the gene. quarter ses. ral quarter sessions of the peace for the county, riding, or
division, within which such commissioners shall act, which
shall happen next after the cause of complaint shall have giving 10 days arisen, giving ten days notice of such appeal to one of the
commissioners signing the duplicate of the said assessment, and also to one of the assessors of the parish or place where the estate belonging to the person or persons who shall think himself or themselves aggrieved, shall lie; and the justices assembled in such sessions are hereby authorized and required, by examination upon oath (which oath the said justices are hereby authorized to administer), to hear
and determine the matter of such appeal, and to amend Justices may such assessments where they shall think necessary; and award costs.
also to award such costs as to them in their discretion shall seem reasonable; and by their order or warrant to levy the costs which shall be so awarded, by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the person or persons against whom the same shall be so awarded, rendering the overplus (if any) to the owner or owners, after deducting the reasonable charges of such distress.
11. And be it further enacted, That if the said commissioners, upon any appeal before them, and also the said
, whose name, justices in sessions upon any appeal before them, shall find on appeal, it requisite to insert in such assessments, or the duplicates ball appear to have been im- thereof, the names of any person or persons, which shall approperly left pear to such commissioners, or to such justices, to have out of any assessment,shall been improperly omitted, such person or persons shall be be deemed to taken and deemed to be rated in such assessment or asted therein. sessments, as effectually, to all intents and purposes, as if
the name or names of such person or persons had been ori. Husbands of
ginally inserted in such assessment by the assessors.
12. And whereas disputes have arisen, whether the hus.
bands of women entitled to the dower or thirds, at common dower out of the estates of law, out of the estates of their former husbands, shall be
entitled to vote in the election of members of parliament, husbands, may vote in respect unless dower has been assigned and set out, by metes, and
bounds, for such women; be it therefore further enacted, said dower has That where any woman, the widow of any person tenant in not been set
fee or in tail shall be entitled to dower or thirds, by the out by metes
common law, out of the freehold estate which her husband died seised or possessed of, and shall intermarry with a second husband, such second husband shall be entitled to vote in respect of such dower or thirds, if such dower or thirds shall be of the clear yearly value of forty shillings, or upwards, although the same has not been assigned or set
have been ra
women entitled to
thereof, although the
out by metes or bounds, if such second husband shall be in the actual receipt of the profits of such dower, and the estate from whence the same issues is rated to, and contributes to the land-tax in the name of the actual owner of the lands or tenements, from whence such dower or thirds arises or is.
13. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for all and every person or persons, at all seasonable times, to resort to and inspect the said duplicates, or any part thereof, in the hands of Duplicates such clerk of the peace, or bis deputy, paying for every spected. search into, or inspection of, such duplicates, or any part thereof, one shilling, and no more; and the said clerk of the peace, or his deputy, is hereby required and directed, Clerk of tie upon demand, to deliver a true copy or copies of all such fivere signed duplicates, or of such part or parts of them, or any of them, copies of of which a copy sball be demanded, to any person or per- demand,
duplicates, on sons who shall demand or desire the same, (such copy or copies to be signed by such clerk of the peace, or his deputy, purporting the same to be a true copy or true copies,) and for which copy or copies such clerk of the peace, or his deputy, shall be paid at and after the rate of sixpence, and no more, for every three hundred words or figures, and so in and being paid proportion for any lesser number of words or figures; which 6d. for every said duplicates, and also a true copy of them, or any of them, or any part of them, signed as aforesaid, and also the duplicate of any assessment in the possession of the commissioners of the land-tax, or in the possession of the receiver-general of the county, or a copy of the said duplicates, signed by such commissioners, and purporting the same to be a true copy, shall, at all times and in all places, be allowed and admitted as legal evidence of such assessments, &c. to be
, certificates, memorials, and books of entries, in all cases deemed legal whatsoever; and such copy shall be delivered in reasonable evidence. time after the same shall be demanded.
14. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Clerk of the That such clerk of the peace of every county, riding, or deputy, to atdivision, in whose office such duplicates shall be filed as tend at every aforesaid, or his deputy, shall, upon reasonable notice, at- knight of the tend at every election of a knight or knights of the shire shire, with ori. for such county, with the said original duplicates, at the cates, at the request of any candidate, or the agent or agents of any request of any candidates; the person or persons requesting the same making such clerk of the peace, or his deputy, a satisfac. Such candition for such attendance, at and after the rate of two him 21. 25. for guineas for each day of his attendance at such election, to- each day's at. gether with an allowance of one shilling and sixpence a 15. od. per mile for the costs and charges he may be at, or put unto, milen for train his jonrney from the place of his abode to and from the charges. place of such election.
After issuing 15. And be it further enacted, That after issuing any writ any writ "for or precept for the election of a knight or knights of the county menn: shire for any county within that part of Great Britain called ber, the clerk England, or the dominion of Wales, the clerk of the peace, shall attend or his deputy, shall, and he is hereby required to attend, gratis, from 9