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the County of Prescott, and lying within and bounded by the following limits, that is to say:
On the east by the westerly line of the Township of West Hawkes- Limits. bury; on the south by the road leading from the said line past the four corners of the bridge across the Mill Creek on the road to Caledonia Springs; on the west, by a line drawn parallel with the Hawkesbury line to the Ottawa River, and on the north by the said river.
2. Queenston,—To consist of all that part of this Province situate in Queenston. the County of Lincoln, and lying within the following limits, that is to say:
Commencing at the water's edge of the Niagara river, at a point Limits. where the northerly boundary line of lot number six, in the Township of Niagara, produced to the river, would strike the same; thence, in prolongation of the same course, two hundred feet; thence, southerly, following the windings of the water's edge, on the westerly side of the river Niagara, to a point opposite where a line, on a course north sixtyseven degrees thirty minutes east, produced to the said river from the southerly side or limit of that part of the Erie and Ontario Rail-road, which lies immediately north of Brock's Monument, would strike the water's edge; thence, on a course south sixty-seven degrees thirty minutes west, to the water's edge, and, in the same course, to that part of the said Rail-road due north from Brock's Monument; thence, westerly, along the southern limit of the said Rail-road, to where the westerly limit of King Street in the Village of Queenston intersects the same; thence, northerly, along the western limit of King Street, to the limit between lots numbers six and seven in the Township of Niagara; thence, easterly, along the said limit or boundary line, to the north-east angle of the said lot number six; and thence, on a course produced by the boundary line between the said lots numbers six and seven being continued to the Niagara river, to the place of beginning.
3. Sandwich,—To consist of all that part of this Province situate in Sandroid the County of Essex, and lying within the following limits, that is to say:
Commencing at the water's edge of the River Detroit, on the limit Limits. between lot number fifty-nine in the front concession of the Township of Sandwich, and the Town of Sandwich as originally laid out by the Crown; thence, on a course of south seventy-four degrees east, to the Western limit of the allowance for road, which forms the eastern boundary of Sandwich L'Assumption; thence, along said limit on a course north twenty-eight degrees west, to within fifty chains of the water's edge of the River Detroit; thence, on a course north seventy-four
degrees east, to the limit between lots numbers sixty-three and sixtyfour in the front concession of the Township of Sandwich; thence, along the said limit north twenty-eight degrees west, to the water's edge of the River Detroit; thence, continuing the last mentioned course five chains; thence, on a course corresponding with the general line of the shore, and always at the distance of five chains from the same, with the stream, until the same shall intersect a line produced from the place of beginning, on a course north seventy-four degrees west; thence on a course south seventy-four degrees east, to the place of beginning.
DIVISION OF COUNTIES,
ACT 12 VIC., CAP. 78.
An Act for abolishing the Territorial Division of Upper Canada
into Districts, and for providing for temporary Unions of Counties for Judicial and other purposes, and for the future dissolutions of such Unions, as the increase of wealth and population may require, as amended by Acts 13 and 14 Vic., cap. 64–14 and 15 Vic., cap. 109, and 16 Vic., cap. 181. Whereas by reason of the subdivision of Districts in that part of this Preamble. . Province called Upper Canada, the boundaries thereof have, in many cases, become identical with the boundaries of Counties, and there being no longer any sufficient reason for continuing such territorial division in that part of the Province, it is expedient to abolish the same, and following in this particular the Mother Country, to retain only the name of County as a territorial division for judicial as well as all other purposes, providing at the same time for temporary Unions of Counties for judicial and other purposes, and the future dissolution of such Unions as the increase of wealth and population may from time to time require: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and intituled, An Act to re-unite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Government of Canada, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That this Act shall come into and be in Commencement
of this Act. operation upon, from and after the first day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty.
I. ABOLITION OF DISTRICT DIVISIONS. II. And be it enacted, That the division of that part of this Pro- Districts vince called Upper Canada, into Districts for judicial and other purposes, shall be and the same is hereby abolished.
III. And be it enacted, That the Courts, Court Houses and Gaols, District Courts, heretofore called District Courts, Court Houses and Gaols, shall from County Courts, henceforth be called County Courts, Court Houses and Gaols, and the
&c., to become
to Districts to
&c., to he held in
District Grammar Schools, County Grammar Schools, and all and singular the Offices and Officers now appertaining to the said Districts shall henceforth belong and appertain to the said Counties respectively, and whenever the said Offices or Officers have the title or denomination of Offices or Officers, of or for the District, they shall henceforth have
the title or denomination of Offices or Officers of or for the County; Laws applical le and all laws at present in force, or during the present Session of Parapply to Counties. liament made or to be made applicable to the said division of territory
by the name of Districts, or the Courts, Offices or other Institutions thereof, shall be applied to and have the same operation and effect upon the said Counties and their respective Courts, Offices and other Insti
tutions, as Counties. Courts of Assize, IV. And be it enacted, That the Courts of Assize and Nisi Prius, and for Counties. and Oyer and Terminer, Gaol Delivery, Sessions of the Peace and
District Courts, shall be held in and for the said Counties, as such
PURPOSES. Certain Counties V. And be it enacted, That the Counties mentioned in the Schedule purposes other to this Act annexed, marked A, shall, for all judicial and municipal tion and Regis-n purposes, and for all other purposes whatsoever, except for the purpose
f. of Representation in the Provincial Parliament, and that of the Regis&c, in common. tration of Titles, be formed into Unions as in the said Schedule parti
cularly set forth, and each of such Unions under the name of the United Counties of
(naming them) shall for all such purposes (except as before excepted) have all Courts, Offices and Institutions established by law and now pertaining to Districts, or which by any Act passed or to be passed during the present or any future Session of Parliament, shall or may be established for Counties in common between them, so long as such Counties shall remain 80 united as herein provided.
VI. And be it enacted, That the County property of all such United As to property of United Counties. Counties shall, so long as such Counties remain united, be the common
property of such United Counties, in whichever of such Counties the
to be united for
tration of Titles, to have Courts,
same may be situated. Mode of describe VII. And be it enacted, That in laying the Venue in any judicial County in laying proceeding in which the same may be necessary in any County which
ing any United
Districts to apply
Which shall bo called the Senior
may be so united to any other County, or Counties as herein before provided, the same shall be laid in such County by name describing it, as one of the United Counties of
and (naming them), and for the trial of any issue, or for the assessment of damages, in the course of any such judicial proceeding, when such issue shall be tried or such damages assessed by Jury, the Jury shall be summoned from the body of the United Counties, as if the same were one County.
VIII. And be it enacted, That during the continuance of any such Laws relative to Unions of Counties, all Laws now existing and applicable to Districts, to Unions of" and all Laws hereafter to be made, whether during the present or any future Session of Parliament, and applicable to Counties generally in relation to any matter whatsoever, except only Representation in the Provincial Parliament, and Registration of Titles, sball, to all intents and purposes whatsoever, apply to every such Union of Counties, as if such Union formed but one County.
III. DISSOLUTION OF UNIONS OF COUNTIES. IX. And be it enacted, That in all the Unions of Counties provided for by the fifth Section of this Act, the County within the limits of County. which the Court House and Gaol, heretofore the District Court House and Gaol shall be situated, shall be deemed the Senior County of such Union, and the other County or Counties, the Junior County or Counties thereof.
X. And be it enacted, That so soon as by the census taken accord- Townreeves of a ing to any Act of Parliament now in force, or hereafter to be in force, may be made the for taking a census of the inhabitants of this Province, or of that part Council of the of it called Upper Canada, it shall appear that any Junior County of certain condicions any such Union of Counties, as is provided for by the said fifth Section of this Act, contains a population of not less than fifteen thousand souls, it shall and may be lawful for the Governor of this Province, by an Order in Council upon the Petition of two-thirds or more of the Townreeves for the time being of such Junior County, if he shall deem the circumstances of such Junior County such as to call for a separate establishment of Courts, and other County Institutions, to issue a Proclamation under the Great Seal of this Province setting forth the same, naming a place within such Junior County for a County Town, and erecting the Townreeves for such Junior County, then elected or thereafter to be elected for the same, into a Provisional Municipal Council for such Junior County, and declaring such Municipal Council a Provisional Municipal Council, under the authority of this Act, until the dissolution of such Union of Counties as provided for by this Act:
be complied with.