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An Act to prevent the opening of Government Allowances for Roads
without an order from the District Council of the District in which the said Allowances are situate.
[Passed 18th May, 1846.] W Preamble.
HEREAS in consequence of roads established by Law, parallel
V or near to Government allowances for roads and in lieu thereof, the said allowances for roads have for years remained closed and in the possession of private persons; And whereas great inconveniences may
arise in consequence of the said allowances being thrown open without No Government
due notice thereof being given: Be it therefore enacted, &c. That from allowance for and after the passing of this Act no allowance for road shall be roads to be
opened unless an Order ordering the same to be opened shall be first opened unless by an order of the made by the District Council of the District in which the allowance is District Cuuncil. situated : Provided always, that no such Order shall be made unless a
notice in writing that an application for that purpose will be made shall Proviso.
have been given to the party in possession of such allowance for road, at least eight days previous to the meeting of the District Council at which such application is intended to be made.
ACT 10 & 11 VIC., CAP. 39.
The District Councillors for the said County of Kent to pro cure plans for a Court House and Gaol.
An Act to divide the Western District of the Province of Canada, and for other purposes therein mentioned.
[Passed 9th July, 1847.] [Repealed with the exception of the following sections.) II. And be it enacted, That the District Councillors for the Townships in the said County of Kent, shall and they are hereby authorized, at a Public meeting to be by them holden for that purpose venient place, within the said Town of Chatham, so soon after the passing of this Act as may be convenient, (a notice signed by a majority of the said Councillors calling such meeting and fixing upon the time and place thereof having been served at least ten days before that fixed for the meeting, on each of the Councillors entitled to attend the same,) to procure by such means as to the said Councillors, or the major part of them present at such meeting, or at any adjourned meeting of the said Councillors, shall seem fitting and proper, plans and elevations of a Gaol and Court House, to be laid before them for the purpose of thereafter selecting and determining upon one by the Councillors then and there assembled as aforesaid.
IV. Provided always, and be it enacted, That such Gaol and Court House for the said District of Kent shall be erected on the ground reserved as a site for a Gaol and Court House in the said Town of Chatham, which ground and the said Court House and Gaol shall be from and after the Proclamation aforesaid, vested in the District Council of the said District of Kent, until which time the same shall be
Where the said
and are hereby vested in the Building Committee hereinafter mentioned.
X. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Coun- The said Councillors for the Townships in the said County of Kent, so assembled as cillors may
authorize a loan aforesaid, and they are hereby empowered by an order of such meeting,
to be raised by to authorize and direct the Treasurer so to be appointed as aforesaid, to the Treasurer of
the Building raise by loan, from such person or persons, bodies corporate or politic,
Committee. as may be willing to lend the same on the credit of the rates and assessments to be raised, levied and collected in the said intended District, a sum not exceeding three thousand pounds, to be applied in defraying Amount, to be the expense of building the said Court House and Gaol.
XI. Provided always, and be it enacted, That the money so borrowed no more than under the authority of this Act shall not be at a higher rate of interest legal interest to than six per centum per annum; and the Treasurer for the said intended be paid. District for the time being, shall annually, until the loan so raised, with Interest and the interest accruing thereon, shall be paid and discharged, apply capital how to
be paid. towards the payment of the same a sum not less than one hundred pounds, together with the lawful interest upon the whole sum which may from time to time remain due, from and out of the rates and assessments so coming into his hands, for the use of the said intended District. XII. And be it enacted, That no Treasurer hereafter to be appointed, NO Treasurer fo
receive any per either by the said meeting, or by the Councillors of the said intended centage on District, shall be entitled or authorized to receive any poundage or per monies coming
into his hands centage upon any sum or sums of money which shall or may be loaned
under this Act under the authority of this Act, or which may come into his hands, or for paying out any sum or sums of money, in discharging and liquidating such loan with the interest thereon as aforesaid.
An Act to establish Lock-up-Houses in the unincorporated Towns and
[28th July, 1847.] [Repealed, except the following Clauses.*] III. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for each such Dis- District Councils trict Council to establish a Lock-up-House in any such Town or Village to establish
Lock-up Houses containing not less than one hundred adult inhabitants, and not being and the Magisdistant less than ten miles from the District Town: And that the said trates in Q, S.
to appoint KeepLock-up-Houses shall be severally placed in the charge and keeping ers and fix their of a Constable, to be specially appointed for that purpose by the Magis- fees or salaries. trates of the District in which such Town or Village may be situated, at any General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the said District; and such Constable shall be resident in such Town or Village and be one of the Constables of the Township in which such Town or Village may be situated, and the said Justices in Quarter Sessions may allow such salary or fees as they may think proper to such Constable.
* Section 3 is not mentioned in the repealing Schedule of the Act 12 Vic., Cap. 80 ; nor is it mentioned in the saving Schedule. We take it, therefore, that the clause is still in force.
Justices of the y. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for any Justice of the Peace residing in or near the Town Peace, residing at or near any Town or Village where a Lock-up-House or Village, may may have been established, or nearer to the same than to the District commit persons charged with
Town, to authorize by written order to* confinement or detention therein certain crimes of any person or persons who may be charged on oath with having comto the Lock-up House.
mitted any criminal offence, and whom it may be lawful and necessary to detain until such person may be examined and fully committed for trial to the Common Jail, or dismissed as the case may be, so as such confinement or detention shall not exceed the period of two days : And also, all persons found in the streets or high ays in a state of intoxication, and all persons who may have been convicted of unlawfully desecrating the Sabbath, and generally all persons convicted, on view of such Justice of the Peace, or on the oath of one or more credible witnesses, of any offerice cognizable by the law of that part of this Province, formerly Upper Canada, so as such detention or confinement in any of the last mentioned cases shall not exceed the period of twenty-four hours: And to authorize the detention therein of any person committed to the Com
mon Jail, until such person can be conveyed to such Jail. Expense of con- VI. And be it enacted, That the expense of conveying any prisoner veying, prisossers to, and detaining and keeping him or her in any such Lock-up-House, to Lock up Houses how
shall be defrayed in the same manner as the expense of conveying such defrayed.
prisoner to and keeping him or her in the Common Jail at the District would by law be.
COUNTY DIVISIONS ACT, U. C.
wa 8 VIC., CA P. 7.
An Act for better defining the limits of the Counties and Districts in Upper
Canada, for erecting certain new Townships, for detaching Trønships from some. Counties and attaching them to others, and for other purposes relative to the division of Upper Canada into Townships, Counties and Districts.
[It is unnecessary to publish here, the whole of the unrepealed parts of this Act, but the
following Schedule, will be useful for reference in connection with the Acts 12 Vico, caps, 78, 79, and 96, on pages 80 to 94, inclusive, of this Manual.)
[Passed 10th February, 1845.) SCHEDULE B.
COUNTIES AND RIDING S.
Carleton,-Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Fitzroy,
Dundas, —Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Mountain, Matilda, Winchester, and Williamsburgb.
Durham,-Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Clarke, Cavan, Cartwright, Darlington, Hope and Manvers.
Essex, — Which shall include ani consist of the Townships of Anderdon, Colchester, Gosfield, Maidstone, Mersea, Malden, Rochester, and Sandwich.
Frontenac, -Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Bedford, Frontenac. Barrie, Clarendon, Hinchinbrooke, Kingston, Kennebec, Loughborough, Olden, Oso, Portland, Pittsburgh, which shall include Howe Island, Palmerston, Storrington, and Wolfe Island, and, except for the purposes of representation in the Legislative Assembly, the Town of Kingsion.
Glengarry,—Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Charlotten- Glengarry. burgh, Kenyon, Lochiel, and Lancaster, and the Indian Reservation adjoining the said Townships of Charlottenburgh and Kenyon.
Grenville,– Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Augusta, Grenville. Edwardsburgh, South Gower, Oxford, Wolford, and that part of North Gouer lying on the south side of the River Rideau, which shall be attached to aud form part of the Township of South Gower. [See 9 Vic., Cap. 46.]
Haldimand,—Which shall for all purposes include the Townships of Can- Haldimand. borough, Cayuga, Dunn, Moulion, Sherbrooke,-and for the purposes of representation in ihe Legislative Assembly and of registration of lilles only, the Townships of Seneca, Oneida, Rainham and Walpole.
Halton, -Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Beverly, Halton.
Hastings,-Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Elzevir, Hastings.
Huron,- Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Ashfield, Huron.
Kent,-Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Bosanquet, Kent.
Lanurk,-(Which for the purpose of representation in the Legislative Lanark.
Leeds,—Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Bastard, Leeds.
Lennox,-(Which shall for the purpose of representation in the Legislative Lennox.
Lincoln,- Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Caistor, Lincoln.
Wellund, -Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Bertie, Welland.
Middlesex,- Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Adelaide, Middlesex. Aldborough, Bayham, Carradoc, Delaware, Dorchester, Dunwich, Ekfrid, Lobo, London, Metcalfe, Mosa, Malahide, Southwold, Westminster, Williams, Yarmouth, and (except for the purposes of representatation in the Legislative Assembly,) !he Towri of London.
Norfolk, Which shall for all purposes include the Townships of Charlotte Norfolk. ville, Houghton, Middleton, Townsend, Woodhouse, Windham, Walsingham, and Long Point, and Ryerson's Island in Lake Erie; (and for all purposes except that of representation in the Legislative Assembly, and thai of registrations of titles,) ihe Townships of Rainham and Walpole.
Northumberland, -Which' shall include and consist of the Townships of Northumberland. Alnwick, Cramahe, Hamilton, Haldimand, South Monaghan, Murray, Percy, and Seymour.
Oxford,Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Blandford, Blenheim, Burford, Dereham, Nissouri, Norih Oxtord, East Oxford, West Oxford, Oakland, Norwich, East Zorra, and West Zorra.
Peterborough, -Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Asphodel, Belmont, Burleigh, Bexley, Dummer, Douro, Ennismore, Emily, Eldon, Fenelon, Harvey, Methuen, Mariposa, Otonabee, Ops, Smith, Somerville, Verulam, and North Monaghan.
Prescott,- Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Alfred, Caledonia, East Hawkesbury, West Hawkesbury, Longueil, and Plantagenet.
Prince Edward,-Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Athol, Ameliasburgb, Hillier, Hallowell, Marysburgh, and Sophiasburgh.
Renfrew,-( Which shall, for the purpose of representation in the Legislative Assembly, be united as it now is with the County of Lanark,) shall include and consist of the Townships of Admaston, Blithe field, Bagot, Bromley, Horton, MacNab, Pakenham, Pembroke, Ross, Stafford, and Westmeath."
Russell, - Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Clarence, Cumberland, Cambridge, and Russell.
Simcoe,– Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Adjala, Artemesja, Collingwood, Essa, Flos, West Gwillimbury, Innisfil, Medoute, Matchedash, Mulmur, Mono, Notawasaga, Ospry, Oro, North Orillia, South Orillia, Saint Vincent, Sunnidale, Tay, Tecumseih, Tusorontio, Tiny, Upbrasia, and Vespra.
Stormont.-Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Cornwall, Finch, Osnabruck, Roxborough, and (except for the purpose of representation in the Legislative Assembly, the Town of Cornwall.
Waterloo,-Which shall include and consist of the Townsbips of Arthur, Amaranth, Bentinck, Derby, Eramosa, Egremont, Guelph, Glenelg, Garrafraxa, Holland, Luther, Mornington, Minto, Maryborough, Melancthon, Normanby, Nichol, Peel, Proton, Puslinch, Sydenham, Sullivan, Waterloo, Wilmot, Woolwich, and Wellesley, and, for the purpose of representation in the Legislative Assembly only, the Township of Dumfries, and for all purposes except that of representation in the Legislative Assembly, the Township of Erin.
Wentworth, Which shall for all purposes include the Townships of Ancaster, Brantford, Binbrooke, Barton, Glandford, Onondaga, Saltfleet, and Tuscarora, and (for all purposes except that of representation in the Legislative Assembly, and that of Registration of Titles,) ihe Townships of Seneca and Oneida, and (except for the purpose of representation in the Legislative Assembly) the Town of Hamilton.
York,-Which shall be divided, as it now is, into four Ridings, each returning one Member to the Legislative Assembly, that is to say :
The North Riding,– Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Brock, North Gwillimbury, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, Mara, Reach, Rama, Scott, Thora, Uxbridge, and Whitchurch.
The South Riding, which shall include and consist of the Townships of Etobicoke, King, Vaughan, and York, and for the purposes of Registration of Titles only, the City of Toronto.
The East Riding,-Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Markham, Pickering, Scarborough, and Whitby.
The West Riding, -Which shall include and consist of the Townships of Albion, Caledon, Chinguacousy, Toronto Gore, and Toronto.