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'Prisons of the County of the City of Dublin, called the Rich'mond Bridewell and the Richmond Female Penitentiary, it is expedient to augment the Sums which the Grand Juries of the 'said County of the City of Dublin are authorized to present ' annually as a Recompence for the Services of the Chaplains of the said Prisons: And whereas the Number of Prisoners pro'fessing the Roman Catholic Religion in each of the said Gaols is 'so considerable as to require the entire Services of a Roman Catholic Clergyman wholly unconnected with the Discharge of any other ecclesiastical or parochial Duties: Be it therefore enacted, That from and after the passing of this Act it shall and may be lawful to and for the Grand Jury of the County of the City of Dublin, at each Easter and Michaelmas Term, to present a Sum not exceeding the Sum of Fifty Pounds Sterling as and for the Salary of each of the Roman Catholic Chaplains of the Richmond Bridewell and Richmond Female Penitentiary, provided it shall fully appear to the said Grand Jury and to the Court that such Chaplain has devoted his entire Time to the Duties of such Office during the preceding Half Year, and duly and regularly discharged the several Duties of his Office; and that it shall be lawful to and for the said Grand Jury of the County of the City of Dublin, at each Easter and Michaelmas Term, to present a Sum not exceeding the Sum of Twenty-five Pounds as and for the Salary of the Protestant Chaplains of each of the said Prisons, and a Sum not exceeding the Sum of Sixteen Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence as and for the Salary of the Protestant Dissenting Chaplains of each of the said Prisons, provided it shall appear to the said Grand Jury and to the Court that such Chaplains have duly and regularly executed the several Duties of their Offices; and provided also, that it shall not be lawful for any Grand Jury to present any Salary for any such Chaplain as aforesaid, if it shall appear to them that such Chaplain is interdicted or prohibited from exercising the Functions of his Office either by the Rules of the Church to which he belongs or by any other competent Authority.
VII. And whereas large Sums of Money heretofore presented
applotted and assessed on the County of the City of Dublin at City at large. large, instead of the Parish or Portion of a Parish where such 'Arrears became due:' Be it therefore enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Grand Jury of the said County of the City of Dublin, at the Presenting Term next after the passing of this Act, or, in case the same shall not then be done, at the Presenting Term next after, to ascertain, by such Ways and Means as to them shall seem fit, the Particulars and Amount of insolvent Arrears of Grand Jury Cess then remaining due and unpaid by the several Parishes of the said County of the City of Dublin, and to present and assess the Amount of such insolvent Arrears so ascertained
upon the several Parishes or Portions thereof in the County of the City of Dublin, according and in proportion to their respective Valuation in the general Valuation or Assessment returned to the Treasurer of the Levy of the City of Dublin under the Act passed in the First and Second Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, 1 & 2 Vict. c. 51. intituled An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Levy of Grand Jury Cess in the County of the City of Dublin, which Sums so presented shall be chargeable, payable, and recoverable in the same Manner as the other Sums presented at the said Term.
Act may be amended, &c.
VIII. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by any Act to be passed in this present Session of Parliament.
SCHEDULE to which this Act refers.
8 & 9 Vict. c. 118.
C A P. LVI.
An Act to continue, until the Thirty-first Day of July One thousand eight hundred and fifty, and to the End of the then next Session of Parliament, an Act of the Fifth and Sixth Years of Her present Majesty for amending the Law relative to Private Lunatic Asylums in Ireland.*
An Act to authorize the Inclosure of certain Lands in pur-
Wales have, in pursuance of an Act passed in the Ninth
'facilitate the Inclosure and Improvement of Commons and Lands
' previous Authority of Parliament : Be it enacted by the Queen's Inclosures menmost Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of tioned in Schethe Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present dule may be Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That proceeded with, the said several proposed Inclosures mentioned in the Schedule to
this Act be proceeded with.
II. And be it enacted, That in citing this Act in other Acts of Short Title, Parliament, and in legal Instruments, it shall be sufficient to use the Expression "The Second Annual Inclosure Act, 1849,"
CA P. LVIII.
An Act to extend to the Officers of Inland Revenue the
HEREAS a certain Society called "The Excise Benevolent Fund Society" has been formed under the Sanction of the 'Commissioners of Excise in connexion with the Atlas Insurance Company in London, and under a Deed of Settlement bearing Date the Fifth Day of August One thousand eight hundred and 'forty-five, enabling Persons employed in the Excise to insure 'their Lives at Rates and according to a Table of Premiums in 'the said Deed mentioned and referred to, and a Fund has been 'established under the Provisions of the said Deed, and called "The Excise Benevolent Fund," for the Purpose of granting Annuities and Allowances to Widows and Orphans of the Assured, and pecuniary Assistance to superannuated Members of the said Society: And whereas the Privilege of becoming Mem'bers of the said Society is by the said Deed of Settlement limited to Persons employed in the Excise, and by an Act passed in the present Session of Parliament the respective Boards of Excise and Stamps and Taxes have become One Consolidated Board of 'Commissioners of Inland Revenue, and all Officers of Excise as well as of Stamps and Taxes are by virtue of the said Act 'deemed to be Officers of Inland Revenue: And whereas the establishing of the said Excise Benevolent Fund Society has been 'found beneficial to the public Service, by conducing to the good • Conduct of the Officers of Excise who have become Members thereof, and it is expedient to extend the said Privilege of becoming such Members to all Officers and other Persons employed ' in the Department of Inland Revenue who may be desirous of availing themselves thereof:' 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, That from and after the passing of this Act the said Society shall be called "The Inland Revenue Life Assurance and Benevolent Fund Society," and all Officers of Inland Revenue, and all Persons employed in the Department of Inland Revenue, may, if they shall think fit, be received Members of the said Society on the Terms and Conditions in the said Deed of Settlement mentioned or referred to, and shall have and be entitled to all the Benefits and Advantages arising therefrom, and such Members and their respective Widows and Orphans shall be entitled, under and subject to the Terms and Conditions, Rules and Regulations, contained in titled to become the said Deed, and to any Rules or Regulations made or to be made in conformity therewith, to participate in the said Benevo lent Fund in Common with the Persons who have become Members of the said Society before the passing of this Act, and their respective Widows and Orphans, and from henceforth the said Fund shall be called "The Inland Revenue Benevolent Fund."
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II. And be it enacted, That all Persons who at any Time hereing Insurances, tofore have effected or at any Time hereafter shall effect Insu
rances on their Lives respectively, as Members of the said Society, shall be deemed to have become and to be such Members, upon the Terms and Conditions of the said Deed of Settlement, whether such Deed shall have been executed by them respectively or not; and all such Persons shall be held and deemed to be bound by the Provisions of the said Deed, and shall be entitled to the Benefits and Advantages thereof, notwithstanding that such Deed shall not have been executed by them, or that some One or more of the Persons named therein as Parties thereto may not have executed the same.
as Members of
the Society, to be bound by
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III. And be it enacted, That this Act shall be deemed to be a Public Act. Public Act, and shall be judicially taken notice of as such.
IV. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by any Act to be passed in the present Session of Parliament.
Act may be amended, &c.
CA P. LIX.
An Act to amend an Act of the Tenth Year of Her Majesty,
WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Tenth Year of Her
Majesty, intituled An Act to facilitate the Improvement 10 & 11 Vict. of Landed Property in Ireland, the Commissioners of Public c.32. ' Works in Ireland were authorized to make Loans to Owners of 'Land in Ireland for the Improvement of such Land, upon the Terms and Conditions in the said Act mentioned; and it was 'thereby provided, that in respect of such Loans annual Rentcharges should be charged upon the Lands to be improved, ' and should be recoverable as therein mentioned: And whereas 'the Proceedings for Recovery of such Rent-charges are attended ' with considerable Inconvenience and Expense, by reason of its being necessary to examine as Witnesses the Clerks in the 'several Offices by and through which Advances have been made; and it is expedient that the said Act should be amended as ' herein 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, That In Proceedings in any Proceedings which have been or shall be taken for Reco- under recited very of any Rent-charge under the said Act a Certificate under the Hand of the Paymaster of Civil Services in Ireland for the Time being, or of such Person as the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury may from Time to Time appoint (of which Appointment Notice to be published in the Dublin Gazette shall be sufficient Evidence), certifying that a Loan has been made or agreed to be made under the said Act, and certifying the Amount thereof, and the Number and Amount of the Instalments advanced on account of such Loan, and the annual Amount of Rent-charge payable in respect thereof, and the Lands charged with such Rentcharge, and how much is due in respect thereof, shall be conclusive Evidence of the Matters therein certified as aforesaid. II. And be it enacted, That in any Proceedings which have Certificate of been or shall be taken on any Security given in respect of the Commissioners
Act the Cer. tificate of the Paymaster of Civil Services shall be Evi. dence.
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