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the said accounts shall not be required to ascertain the age of any person above the age of fifteen years more nearly than is herein provided, nor shall any person be liable to any penalty for refusing to tell his or her age to any person so charged more nearly than is herein provided ; and every person aged fifteen years and not aged twenty years may be set down as aged fifteen

every person aged twenty years and not aged twenty-five years may be set down as aged twenty years ; and in like manner the age of every person may be set down as that multiple of five

years which either expresses his or her real age, or is next below his or her

4. And be it enacted, That the overseers of the poor in every Overseers, parish, township, and place in England and Wales and the consta- Relieving bles, tithingmen, headboroughs, or other peace officers for such Officers, and

Peace Officers parishes, townships, and places, and the relieving officers in any

bour union formed under the Act for the Amendment and better Ad.

as Enumeraministration of the Laws relating to the Poor in England and tors. Wales, shall be bound to act as enumerators under the firstrecited Act and this Act, 'within their respective townships, parishes, unions, and places, if required so to act by the commissioners appointed under the first-recited Act; and every such overseer, relieving officer, constable, tithingman, headborough, and other peace officers, who shall refuse or wilfully neglect so to act and duly to perform the duties required of the said enumerators by the said Act as amended by this Act, shall for every such offence forfeit a sum not more than ten pounds or less than five pounds, at the discretion of any Justice of the Peace to whom complaint thereof shall be made by or on behalf of the said com. missioners, to be recovered, in case of non-payment, by distress and sale of the goods of such offender.

5. And be it enacted, That schedules shall be prepared, under Schedules may the direction of the said commissioners, for the purpose of being be left at filled up by the several Occupiers of Dwelling Houses as herein. Dwelling after provided; and the registrars in England and Wales, and the Houses. school-masters and other persons charged with taking the said account in Scotland, shall, in the course of the week ending on Saturday the fifth day of June in this year, leave or cause to be left at every dwelling house within their district one or more of the said schedules for the occupier or occupiers thereof or of any part thereof; and upon every such schedule shall be plainly expressed that it is to be filled up by the occupier of such dwelling house, (or where such dwelling house is let in different stories or apartments, and occupied distinctly by different persons or families, by the Occupier of each such distinct story or apartment,) and that the person charged with taking the said account will collect all such schedules within his district on the Monday then next following ; and every occupier of any dwelling house, or of Occupiers to any distinct story or apartment in any dwelling house, with or for fill up the whom any such schedule shall have been left as aforesaid, shall Schedules, and fill up the said schedule to the best of his or her knowledge and sign and

deliver them

erroneous.

when required belief, so far as relates to all persons dwelling in the house, story,

or apartment occupied by him or her, and shall sign his or her name thereunto, and shall deliver the schedule so filled up, or cause the same to be delivered, to the person charged with taking the

said account, when required so to do; and every such occupier Penalty for who shall wilfully refuse, or without lawful excuse neglect, to fill Neglect. up the said schedule to the best of his or her knowledge and belief,

or to sign and deliver the same as herein required, or who shall wilfully make, sign, or deliver, or cause to be made, signed, or delivered, any false return of all or any of the matters specified in the said schedule, shall forfeit a sum not more than five pounds, or less than forty shillings, at the discretion of any Justice of the Peace or Magistrate before whom complaint thereof shall be made, to be recovered, in case of non-payment, by distress and sale of

the goods of such offender. Schedules to 6. And be it enacted, That the persons charged with taking be collected

the said accounts in Great Britain shall collect all the schedules from House to

so left within their district from house to house, and, so far as House, and corrected if

may be possible, on the said Monday the seventh day of June, found to be and shall complete such of the returns so made to them as upon

delivery thereof to them shall appear to be defective, and correct such as they shall find to be erroneous, and shall copy the returns so made to them, when completed and corrected, into the account which, by the first-recited Act, they are required to take of the persons living within their several districts, and shall add thereunto the accounts which they shall have taken of all the other persons living within their district, in the manner prescribed by the said Act, who shall not be included in the returns so

made to them. Account of 7. And be it enacted, That all provisions in the first-recited Parliamentary Act contained with respect to the royal burghs in Scotland shall Scotland to be apply to every burgh in Scotland, whether or not a royal burgh, taken as of

which now returns or contributes to return a member or members Royal Burghs. to parliament, and in which there is a provost and Magistrates,

and to none others. So much of 8. And be it enacted, That so much of the first-recited Act as first-recited

provides that the commissioners shall prepare a table of allowAct as authorizes the Com- ances to any parish clerk or other person who shall have assisted missioners to the rector, vicar, curate, or other officiating minister in England, prepare a or to any sheriff clerk, town clerk, or schoolmaster in Scotland, Table of Allow.

or to any person employed in the execution of the said Act, other Enumerators,

than the enumerators, registrars, and superintendent registrars &c. repealed.' employed in England and Wales in the execution of the said

Act, shall be repealed. Justices in 9. And be it enacted, That the Justices of the Peace in Sessions to

special or petty session assembled, having jurisdiction in any allow compen- parish, township, chapelry, or place in England and Wales, shall sation to Enumerators,

allow to the several overseers, constables and other peace officers, &c. and order and relieving officers, who shall be required to act as enumerapayment tors under this Act, a reasonable compensation, instead of the

ances to

allowance to enumerators as fixed by the said commissioners, for thereof out of their labour and trouble necessarily undertaken, and also for the Poor

Rates. their expenses (if any) necessarily incurred by them in the execution of the first-recited Act and this Act; and shall also allow to the parish clerk or other person who shall have assisted the rector, vicar, curate, or other officiating minister in the execution of the first-recited Act, a reasonable compensation for so doing, upon his producing a certificate from the said officiating minister to that effect; and shall order payment thereof to be made out of the poor rates of such parish, township, or place, and such payments shall be paid by the overseers, and shall be allowed in their accounts.

10. And be it enacted, That the sheriff deputes or their sub- Sheriff destitutes and provosts of the royal burghs and other burghs in putes, &c. in Scotland herein specified shall allow to the schoolmasters and Scotland to

allow compenothers a reasonable compensation for the trouble by them neces

sation to sarily taken, and also for the expences (if any) by them

Schoolmasters necessarily incurred in the execution of this Act, and shall order and others. payment thereof, and also of the sums respectively payable to the sheriff's clerk or town clerk, and to the sheriff's officer or town officer, to be made by the collector of the land tax of and for the shire or other place (as the case shall require) out of any money in his hands, and such collector shall pay the same accordingly.

11. And be it enacted, That the two recited Acts, as amended Recited Acts by this Act, shall be construed with and as of this Act. to be construed

with this Act. 12. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or

Act may be repealed by any Act to be passed in this session of parliament. amended.

CAP. VIII.
An Act to reduce the Duty on Rum and Rum Shrub, the

Produce of and imported from certain British Posses-
sions in the East Indies into the United Kingdom.

[6th April 1841.]

CAP. IX.
An Act for removing Doubts as to the continuance of

certain Local Turnpike Acts.* [6th April, 1841.] WHEREAS sundry Acts were passed in the fourth, sixth, and 4 & 5 W. 4; seventh years of the reign of His late Majesty, and in the first, c. 10. second, third, and fourth years of the reign of Her present 5 & 6 W. 4, Majesty, for continuing, for the times therein respectively speci- 6& W.4, fied, certain Acts for regulating Turnpike Roads, which, but for the passing of such first-mentioned Acts, with the exceptions in 7 W. 4 & all or some of such Acts mentioned, would have expired: And 1 Vict. c. 18.

See Burn's Justice, tit. HIGHWAYS (Turnpike).

c. 62.

1 & 2 Vict. whereas it was intended that by the first-mentioned Acts all c. 68.

local Acts for regulating turnpike roads in Great Britain, which, 2 & 3 Vict.

but for the said first-mentioned Acts, would have expired with c. 31. 3 & 4 Vict. the session of parliament in the year one thousand eight hundred c. 45.

and thirty-four, or at any time since, or will expire at or before the end of the session of parliament in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty one, should (with the exceptions in the first-mentioned Acts specified) be continued until the first day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, and, if parliament shall then be sitting, until the end of that session ; but by reason of the differences in the words used in the titles and in the enactments of some of the said first-mentioned Acts, doubts have arisen whether such intention has been duly carried into effect, and it is expedient that such doubts be removed : Be it therefore declared and 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 parliaCertain Local ment assembled, and by the authority of the same, That all the Acts declared local Acts for regulating, making, amending, or repairing turnto have been pike roads in Great Britain (except as above excepted) which, and to be in force until

unless continued by some public general Act, would have ex1st of June,

pired with the session of parliament in the year one thousand 1842. eight hundred and thirty-four, or at any time since, or will expire

at or before the end of the session of the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, have continually been, and now are and shall continue to be, in full force and effect until the first day of Jure in the year one thousand eight hundred and fortytwo, and, if parliament shall then be sitting, until the end of that session of parliament.

CAP. X.
An Act for extending to the County of the City of Dublin

the Provisions of an Act passed in the Nineteenth and
Twentieth years of His late Majesty King George the
Third, in Ireland, intituled An Act to prevent the
detestable Practices of houghing Cattle, burning of
Houses, Barns, Haggards, and Corn, and for other
Purposes, so far as relates to burning of Houses.

[6th April, 1841.]

CAP. XI.
An Act to indemnify such Persons in the United Kingdom

as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and
Employments, and to extend the Time limited for those
Purposes respectively until the Twenty-fifth Day of
March One thousand eight hundred and forty-two; and

for the Relief of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors in certain Cases.

[10th May, 1841.] WHEREAS divers persons, who on account of their offices' places, employments, or professions, or any other cause or occasion, ought to have taken and subscribed the oaths or assurance respectively appointed to be by such persons taken and subscribed in and by an Act passed in the first year of the reign of His Majesty King George the First, of glorious memory, intituled An Act for the further Security of His Majesty's Person 1 G. 1, st. 2, and Government, and the Succession of the Crown in the Heirs of c. 13. the late Princess Sophia, being Protestants; and for extinguishing the Hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, and his open and secret abettors; or to have qualified themselves according to an Act passed in the thirteenth year of the Reign of His Majesty King Charles the Second, intituled An Act for the 13 C. 2, st. 2, well-governing and regulating of Corporations ; or to have c. 1. qualified themselves according to another Act passed in the twenty-fifth year of the reign of His Majesty King Charles the Second, intituled An Act for preventing the Dangers which may 25 C. 2, st. 2, happen from Popish Recusants; or according to another Act c. 2. passed in the thirtieth year of the reign of His Majesty King Charles the Second, intituled An Act for the more effectual 30 C. 2, st. 2. preserving the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament; or according to another Act passed in the eighth year of the reign of His Majesty King George the First, intituled An Act for granting 8 G. 1, c. 6. the People called Quakers such Forms of Affirmation or Declaration as may remove the Difficulties which many of them lie under; or according to another Act passed in the ninth year of the reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled An Act for 9 G. 2, c. 26. indemnifying Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices within the Time limited by Law, and for allowing further Time for that Purpose ; and for amending so much of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty as requires Persons to qualify themselves for Offices before the End of the next Term or Quarter Sessions, and also for enlarging the T'ime limited by Law for making and subscribing the Declaration against Transubstantiation ; and for allowing a further Time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists ; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers, Devisecs, and Lessees; or according to another Act passed in the eighteenth year of the reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act 18 G. 2, c. 20. passed in the Fifth year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled 'An Act for the further Qualification of Justices of the Peace ;' or according to another Act passed in the sixth year of the reign of His Majesty King George the Third, intituled An 6 G. 3, c. 53. Act for altering the Oath of Abjuration, and the Assurance ; and for amending so much of an Act passed in the Seventh Year of

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