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coroners appointed expressly for and having jurisdiction in such detached County Rates. parts only; be it therefore enacted, That as to every such detached partfor which at the time of the passing of this act there is a coroner appointed 7 & 8 Vict. c. 61. for and acting in such detached part, such coroner shall during his life, of certain or until he shall resign or be removed from his office, continue to hold coroners. and exercise his office and jurisdiction within such detached part in as imple a manner as if this act had not been passed.” Sect. 7 provides and enacts, “ That nothing herein contained shall be Act not 10 extend

to alter or affect construed to affect or alter the assessments of the land tax or assessed

the land tax or tares in or for any such detached portion of a county, or to extend or assessed taxes in dimmish the jurisdiction of any commissioners acting therein in the detached

detached portions

of counties. execution of the acts relating to the said taxes respectively, but that all rach detached portions shall be subject in that behalf to the jurisdiction of the commissioners acting for the same county or district as they would uave been subject to if this act had not been passed; and all parishes od parts of parishes and places, and all manors, lands, tenements, and vereditaments within any such detached portion, shall continue chargeable owards raising the land tax charged upon the same county or other listrict to or in aid of which they have heretofore contributed a quota or ortion of such land tax."

Courts.
See the 7 Vict. c. 19, “ An Act for regulating the Bailiffs of Inferior
Fourts;" Addenda to Inferior Courts,post.

Coursing Matches.
See Addenda to, title Gaming,post.

Cricket.
See Addenda to, title Gaming,post.

Curling.
See Addenda to, title Gaming,post.

Death, Punishment of. By the 4 & 5 Vict. c. 56, intituled “An Act for taking away the Punish- 4 & 5 Vict. c. 56. tment of Death in certain Cases, and substituting other Punishments in lzeu thereof,” [22nd June, 1841,] reciting whereas it is expedient to alter and amend various statutes now in force in that part of the United Kingdom called England relative to certain offences by the said statutes now punishable with death : and whereas by an act passed in the 15 Geo. 11. c. 13. miteenth year of the reign of his late majesty king George the Second, s. 1.2.

Embezzlement by ibtituled “ An Act for establishing an Agreement with the Governor 5

emor servant of the and Company of the Bank of England for advancing the Sum of Bank of England Une million six hundred thousand Pounds towards the Supply for the of any note, bill:

dividend warrant, Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and Forty-two,” it was bond, deed, &c. of anong other things enacted, that if any officer or servant of the said the company. company, being intrusted with any note, bill, dividend warrant, bond, deed, or any security, money or other effects belonging to the said company, or having any bill, dividend warrant, bond, deed, or any security or effects of any other person or persons lodged or deposited with the said

Death, Punish- company, or with him as an officer or servant of the said company, should ment of. secrete, "embezil," or run away with any such note, bill, dividend warrant,

bond, deed, security, money, or effects, or any of them, every officer a 4 & 5 Vict. c. 56. servant so offending, and being thereof convicted in due form of law,

should be deemed guilty of felony, and should suffer death as a felon, without benefit of clergy: and whereas also by an act passed in the

thirty-fifth year of the reign of his late majesty king George the Third, 35 Geo. III. c. 66. intituled An Act for making Part of certain Principal Sums or Stock s. 6.

and Annuities raised or created or to be raised or created by the ParisEmbezzlement by ment of the Kingdom of Ireland on Loans for the Use of the Governme servant of Bank of England of any of that Kingdom transferrable, and the Dividends on such Stock and Annote, bill, divi. ' puities payable at the Bank of England, and for the better Security of the dend warrant, &c. relating to Irish

&c. Proprietors of such Stock and Annuities, and of the Governor and Com annuities trans- pany of the Bank of England,' it was among other things enacted, tha ferred to Bank of if any officer or servant of the said governor and company of the Bank o England.

England, being intrusted with any note, bill, dividend warrant, or war rant for payment of any annuity or interest or money, or any security money, or other effects, of or belonging to the said governor and company or having any note, bill, dividend warrant, or warrant for payment of any annuity or interest or money, or any security, money, or other effects of any other person or persons, body politic or corporate, lodged or depo sited with the said governor and company, or with him as an officer o servant of the said governor and company, in pursuance of this act, cru the due execution thereof, should secrete, embezzle, or run away with a such note, bill, dividend or other warrant, security, money, or other effect as aforesaid, or any part thereof, every such officer or servant so offender should be deemed guilty of felony,' and should suffer death as a felo

without benefit of clergy: and whereas also by an act passed in to 37 Geo. III. c. 46. thirty-seventh year of the reign of his late majesty king George the Thir s. 6.

intituled “An Act for making certain Annuities created by the Paru Embezzlement by ment of the Kingdom of Ireland transferrable, and the Dividends the any servant of Bank of England payable, at the Bank of England, and for the better Security of the Pro of any note, bill, prietors of such Annuities and of the Governor and Company of the Bas &c. relating to certain other

of England,” it was among other things enacted, that if any officer annuities trans. servant of the said governor and company of the Bank of England, bein ferred to Bank of

intrusted with any note, bill, dividend warrant, or warrant for payment England.

any annuity or interest or money, or any security, money, or other effe of or belonging to the said governor and company, or having any not bill, dividend warrant, or warrant for payment of any annuity or intere or money, or any security, money, or other effects, of any other person persons, body politic or corporate, lodged or deposited with the said g vernor and company, or with him as an officer or servant of the said g vernor and company, in pursuance of this act, or of the due executio thereof, should secrete, embezzle, or run away with any such note, bu dividend or other warrant, security, money, or other effects, as aforesa or any part thereof, every such officer or servant so offending sbou

be deemed guilty of felony, and should suffer death as a felon witbor 24 Geo. II. c. 11. benefit of clergy: and whereas also by an act passed in the twenty-four $. 3.

year of his late majesty king George the Second, intituled “An Act 1 Embezzlement by reducing the Interest upon the Capital Stock of the South Sea Compar servant of South Sea Company of from the Time and upon the Terms therein mentioned, and for preventie notes, bills, &c. of Frauds committed by the Officers and Servants of the said Company of company.

it was among other things enacted, that if any officer or servant of said company, being intrusted with any note, bill, dividend warrant, bon deed, or any security, money, or other effects belonging to the said com pany, or having any bill, dividend warrant, bond, deed, or any securit money, or effects of any other person or persons lodged or deposited wit the said company, or with bim as an officer or servant of the said con pany, should secrete, "embezil,” or run away with any such note, bill, vidend warrant, bond, deed, security, money, or effects, or any part them, every officer or servant so offending, and being thereof convicted i

s. 7.

Aue form of law, should be deemed guilty of felony, and should suffer Death, Punishleath as a felon, without benefit of clergy: and whereas also by an act ment of massed in the fifty-fifth year of his late majesty king George the Third, -antituled “An Act for repealing the Stamp Duties on Deeds, Law Pro- 4 & 5 Vict. c. 56. meedings, and other written or printed Instruments, and the Duties on 55 Geo. III. c. 184. Fire Insurances, and on Legacies, and Successions and Personal Estates S.

Stamp duties on apon Intestacies, now payable in Great Britain, and for granting other Stamp Daties in lieu thereof," it was among other things enacted, that if any person should privately and secretly use any stamp or die which should have been provided, made, or used in pursuance of that act, or of any former act or acts relating to any stamp duty or duties, with intent to defraud his majesty, his heirs or successors, of any of the said duties, or any part thereof, or if any person should fraudulently cut, tear, or get off, or cause or procure to be cut, torn, or got off, the impression of any stamp

die which should have been provided, made, or used, in pursuance of that or any former act, for expressing or denoting any duty or duties under the care and management of the commissioners of stamps, or any part of such duty or duties, from any vellum, parchment, or paper what

Oever, with intent to use the same for or upon any other vellum, parchment, or paper, or any instrument or writing, charged or chargeable with any of the duties thereby granted, then and in every such case every per. son so offending, and every person knowingly and wilfully aiding, abetting, or assisting any person or persons in committing any such offence as aforesaid, and being thereof lawfully convicted, should be adjudged guilty of felony, and should suffer death as a felon, without the benefit of clergy: and whereas also by an act passed in the fifty-fifth year of the 55 Genu reign of his said late majesty king George the Third, intituled “An Act 8.7. for repealing the Stamp Office Duties on Advertisements, Newspapers, Gold and Silver Plate, Stage Coaches, and Licences for keeping Stage Coaches, now payable in Great Britain, and for granting new Duties in Stamp duties on beu thereof,” it was among other things enacted, that if any person should gold and silver

plate. transpose or remove, or cause to be transposed or removed, from one pt piece of gold or silver plate to another, or to any vessel or ware of base metal, any impression made with any mark, stamp, or die, which should have been proved made, or used, in pursuance of that or any former act, for the purpose of marking or stamping of any such gold or silver plate as aforesaid, or if any person should sell, exchange, or expose to sale, or export out of Great Britain, any such gold or silver plate, or any vessel or ware of base metal, having thereupon any impression of any mark, stamp, or die which should have been transposed or removed from any other piece o plate as aforesaid, knowing the same respectively to be transposed or removed as aforesaid, or if any person should privately and secretly use any mark, stamp, or die so provided, made, or used as aforesaid, with in. tent to defraud his majesty, his heirs or successors, then every person so atending, and every person knowingly and wilfully aiding, abetting, and

isting any person or persons in committing any such offence as aforesud, and being thereof lawfully convicted, should be adjudged guilty of felony, and should suffer death as a felon, without benefit of clergy: and Whereas by an act passed in the sixth year of the reign of king George 6 Geo. IV. c. 85. the Fourth, intituled “ An Act for further regulating the Payment of the

s. 18.

Returning from salaries and Pensions to the Judges of His Majesty's Courts in India, and tre

ajesty s vourts in India, and transportation. he Bishop of Calcutta; for authorizing the Transportation of Offenders from the Island of Saint Helena; and for more effectually providing for the Administration of Justice in Singapore and Malacca, and certain Colonies on the Coast of Coromandel," it is among other things enacted, that if any offender sentenced or ordered by the governor and council of the island of Saint Helena to be transported from the said island to any such place as is therein mentioned or referred to should return to the said

land of Saint Helena, or come into any of the territories or acquisitions of his majesty, or of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies in the East Indies, or shall come into any part of

Death, Punish. Great Britain or Ireland, before the end of the term for which he or she ment of. should be so sentenced or ordered to be transported as aforesaid, he or

- she so returning or coming as aforesaid should be liable to be punished 4 & 5 Vict. c. 56. as a person attainted of felony without benefit of clergy, and that erec

tion should and might be awarded against such offender accordingly: and whereas it is expedient that the said several offences should no longer be punishable with death; be it therefore enacted by the queen's post excellent majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spirited

and temporal, and commons, in this present parliament assembled, and Certain offences by the authority of the same, “That from and after the commencement de of forgery and this act, if any person shall be convicted of any of the offences bereit embezzlement not to be punishable before specified, such person shall not be subject to any sentence, judg with death. ment, or punishment of death, but shall, instead of the sentence or judge

ment in and by the said several acts hereinbefore recited ordered to be

given or awarded against persons convicted of the said offences, or any Punishment. of them respectively, be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be trans

ported beyond the seas for the term of the natural life of such person, a for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for any time

not exceeding three years.” 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. Sect. 2.“ And whereas by an act passed in the eighth year of the reiga 30. s, 8.

of his late majesty king George the Fourth, intituled 'An Act for conse Riotous demoli. lidating and amending the Laws in England relative to malicious Injuria tion of churches, houses, &c. not to to property,' it was amongst other things enacted, that if any personi be punishable riotously and tumultuously assembled together to the disturbance of the with death.

public peace should unlawfully and with force demolish, pull down, a destroy, or begin to demolish, pull down, or destroy, any church a chapel, or any chapel for the religious worship of persons dissenting from the united church of England and Ireland, duly registered or te corded, or any house, stable, coach-house, outhouse, warehouse, office shop, mill, malthouse, hop-oast, barn, or granary, or any building or erec tion used in carrying on any trade or manufacture, or any branch thereol or any machinery, whether fixed or moveable, prepared for or employed it any manufacture or in any branch thereof, or any steam engine or othe engine for sinking, draining, or working any mine, or any staith, build ing, or erection used in conducting the business of any mine, or any bridge waggon-way, or trunk for conveying minerals from any mine, every suc! offender should be deemed guilty of felony, and being convicted thered should suffer death as a felon; and that in case of every felony punish able under that act every principal in the second degree and every acces sory before the fact, should be punishable with death or otherwise, iz the same manner as the principal in the first degree was by that act punishable: and whereas it is expedient that the said last-mentioned offences should be no longer punishable with death; be it therefore enacted, That from and after the commencement of this act, if any person shall be convicted of any of the said offences hereinbefore last specified, whether as principal, or as principal in the second degree, or as accessory before the fact, such person shall not be subject to any sentence, judgment, et punishment of death, but shall, instead of the sentence or judgment in and by the said act hereinbefore last recited ordered to be given en awarded against persons convicted of the said last-mentioned offences, or

any of them respectively, be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be Punishment. transported beyond the seas for any term not less than seven years, or to

be imprisoned for any time not exceeding three years.” 9 Geo. IV. c. 31.

Sect. 3. “And whereas also by an act passed in the ninth year of the ss. 16 & 17.*** reign of his said late majesty king George the Fourth, intituled · An Act for Rape, &c. not to consolidating and amending the Statutes in England relative to Offences be punishable against the Person,' it was amongst other things enacted, that every perwith death.

son convicted of the crime of rape should suffer death as a felon, agu that if any person should unlawfully and carnally know and abuse any girl under the age of ten years, every such offender should be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof should suffer death as a felon: and whereas it is expedient that the said several offences hereinbefore last Death, Punish. pecified should no longer be punishable with death ; be it therefore ment of. Dacted, That from and after the commencement of this act, if any person – ball be convicted of any of the said offences hereinbefore last specified, +& Vict. c. 56. ueh person shall not be subject to any sentence, judgment, or punish. dent of death, but shall, instead of the sentence or judgment in and by he said act hereinbefore last recited ordered to be given or awarded gainst persons convicted of the said last-mentioned offences, or any of bem respectively, be liable to be transported beyond the seas for the Punishment. erm of his natural life.”

Sect. 4. “That in awarding the punishment of imprisonment for any Imprisonment offence punishable under this act, it shall be lawful for the court to direct may be with or

without hard ach punishment to be with or without hard labour in the common gaol labour. r bouse of correction, and also to direct that the offender shall be kept 1 solitary confinement for any portion or portions of such imprisonment, hether the same be with or without hard labour, not exceeding one ronth at any one time, and not exceeding three months in any one year, s to the court in its discretion shall seem meet."

Sect. 5. “ That nothing in that act contained shall be construed to ex- Act not to alter end to the alteration or repeal of any of the powers, provisions, or regu- 5 & 6 Will. IV.

c. 38, or 4 Geo. stions contained in an act passed in the fifth and sixth years of the reign iv. c. 64. of his late majesty king William the Fourth, intituled • An Act for effect. ng greater Uniformity of Practice in the Government of the several Prisons of England and Wales, and for appointing Inspectors of Prisons

Great Britain,' or in an act passed in the fourth year of his majesty ing George the Fourth, intituled ' An Act for consolidating and amend. ag the Laws relating to the building, repairing, and regulating of certain faols and Houses of Correction in England and Wales.'" Sect. 6. “That none of the offences hereinbefore specified shall be Offences not to be

tried at sessions. fied or triable before any justices of the peace at any general or quarter tried essions of the peace."

Sect. 7. “ That this act shall commence and take effect on the 1st day Commencement of { October, 1841."

act. By the 6 Vict. c. 10, intituled “ An Act for removing Doubts as to the 6 Vict.c. 10. Puoishment which may be awarded under the Provisions of an Act of the fourth and Fifth Years of Her present Majesty, ‘for taking away the Punishment of Death in certain Cases,' for certain Offences therein specified,” [11th April, 1843,] reciting that in and by the 4 & 5 Vict. c. 56, A was amongst other things enacted, that by an act passed in the eighth year of the reign of his late majesty king George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws relating to malicious Injuries to Property,” it was amongst other things enacted, that if any persons riotously and tumultuously assembled together to the disturbance of the public peace should unlawfully and with force demolish, pull down, or destroy, or begin to demolish, pull down, or destroy, any church or chapel, or any chapel for the religious worship of persons dissenting from the united church of England and Ireland, duly registered or recorded, or any house, stable, coach-house, outhouse, warehouse, office, shop, mill, malthouse, hop-oast, barn, granary, or any building or erection used in carrying on any trade or manufacture, or any branch thereof, or any machinery, whether fixed or moveable, prepared for or employed in any manufacture, or in any branch thereof, or any steam engine or other engine for sinking, draining, or working any mine, or any staith, building,

erection used in conducting the business of any mine, or any bridge, Waggon-way, or trunk for conveying minerals from any mine, every such Odender should be deemed guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof should suffer death as a felon; and that in case of every felony punishable under that act every principal in the second degree and every accessory before the fact should be punishable with death or otherwise, in the same manner as the principal in the first degree was by that act punishable : and whereas it was expedient that the said last-mentioned offences should be

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