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any persons so unlawfully, riotously, and tumultuously assembled ; that then, in case such church, chapel, building for religious worship, dwelling-house, barn, stable or outhouse, shall be out of any city or town, that is either a county of itself, or is not within any hundred, that then the inhabitants of the hundred in which such damage shall be done, shall be liable to yield damages to the person or persons injured and damnified by such demolishing or pulling down wholly, or in part; and such damages shall and may be recovered by action to be brought in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record at Westminster, wherein no essoin, protection or wager of law, or any imparlance, shall be allowed by the person or persons damnified thereby, against any two or more of the inhabitants of such hundred; such action for damages to any church or chapel to be brought in the name of the rector, vicar, or curate of such church or chapel that shall be so damnified, in trust for applying the damages to be recovered in rebuilding or repairing such church or chapel ; and that judgement being given for the plaintiff or plaintiffs in such action, the damages so to be recovered shall, at the request of such plaintiff or plaintiffs, his or their executors or administrators, be raised and levied on the inhabitants of such hundred, and paid to such plaintiff or plaintiffs, in such manner and form, and by such ways and means, as are provided by the statute made in the seven-and-twentieth year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, for reimbursing the person or persons on whom any money recovered against any hundred by any party robbed, shall be levied : and in case any such church, chapel, building for religious worship, dwelling-house, barn, stable or outhouse, so 1 G. 1.

st. 2. c. 5. damnified, shall be in any city or town that is either a county of itself, or is not within any hundred ; that then such damages shall and may be recovered by action to be brought in manner aforesaid ; wherein no essoin, protection or wager of law, or any imparlance shall be allowed, against two or more inhabitants of such city or town; and judgement being given for the plaintiff or plaintiffs in such action, the damages so to be recovered shall, at the request of such plaintiff or plaintiffs, his or their executors or administrators, made to the justices of the peace of such city or town, at any quarter sessions to be holden for the said city or town, be raised and levied on the inhabitants of such city or town, and paid to such plaintiff or plaintiffs, in such manner and form, and by such ways and means, as are provided by the said statute made in the seven-andtwentieth year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, for reimbursing the person or persons on whom any money recovered against any hundred by any party robbed, shall be levied. $ 6.

This Act to be read at Quarter Sessions.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this act shall be openly read at every quarter sessions, and at every leet or law day. $7.

Prosecutions to be commenced within Twelve Months.

Provided always, That no person or persons shall be prosecuted by virtue of this act, for any offence or of

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fences committed contrary to the same, unless such prosecution be commenced within twelve months after the offence committed. $ 8.

Sheriffs in Scotland to have the same Power as Justices,

&c. have in England.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the sheriffs and their deputies, stewarts and their deputies, baillies of regalities and their deputies, magistrates of royal burroughs, and all other inferior judges and magistrates, and also all high or petty constables, or other peace officers of any county, stewartry, city or town, within that part of Great Britain called Scotland, shall have the same powers and authority for putting this present act in execution within Scotland, as the justices of the peace and other magistrates aforesaid respectively have by virtue of this act, within and for the other parts of this kingdom; and that all and every person and persons who shall at any time be convicted of any the offences aforementioned, within that part of Great Britain called Scotland, shall for every such offence incur and suffer the pain of death, and confiscation of moveables; and also that all prosecutions for repairing the damages of any church or chapel, or any building for religious worship, or any dwelling-house, barn, stable or outhouse, which shall be demolished or pulled down in whole or in part, within Scotland, by any persons unlawfully, riotously, or tumultuously assembled, shall and may be recovered by summary action, at the instance of the party aggrieved, his or her heirs or executors, against the county, stewartry, city, or burrough respectively, where such 1 G. 1.

st. 2. c. 5. disorders shall happen, the magistrates being summoned in the ordinary form, and the several counties and stewartries called by edictal citation at the market cross of the head burrough of such county or stewartry respectively, and that in general, without men, tioning their names and designations. $ 9.

To what Places in Scotland this Act shall extend.

Provided, and it is hereby declared, That this act shall extend to all places for religious worship, in that part of Great Britain called Scotland, which are tolerated by law, and where His Majesty King George, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and their issue, are prayed for in express words. $ 10.

THE END.

Printed by Littlewood and Co. Old Bailey.

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