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5 Geo. IV. said town, under the care of the said corporation, the sum of six hundred c. 13.
and fifty pounds in the last recited of such acts mentioned, together with the revenues and other income of the said corporation, were not sufficient to maintain the said poor, or to discharge the large debts contracted by the said corporation (part of which debts were contracted in building or repairing the workhouse in the said town,) the said corporation were and are empowered in any of their courts or assemblies from time to time, to set down, ascertain and certify, unto the mayor, recorder and aldermen of the said town, what weekly, monthly, or other sum or sums of money should be necessary for the maintenance of such poor, so as such sum or sums did not, in any one year, exceed in the whole the sum of one thousand pounds, except it should happen that the sum of one thousand pounds should in some years not be sufficient for maintaining and setting to work such poor, in which case, as often as any such deficiency should be foreseen or apprehended, the said corporation were and are empowered in any of their courts or assemblies to be called and held in the manner therein prescribed, to certify to the mayor, recorder and aldermen of the said town, what weekly, monthly, or other sum or sums of money would be necessary for such purposes in the next ensuing year, although amounting in the whole to more than the said sum of one thousand pounds; and the said mayor and aldermen were and are thereupon empowered to proportion, assess, raise and levy, or cause to be assessed, raised and levied, the sum or sums of money so certified, or so much thereof as they should judge necessary, although amounting in the whole to more
than the sum of one thousand pounds. Recites that the V. And whereas the mode in which the poor rates in the said town of mode in which Kingston-upon-Hull have, by virtue of the powers and provisions of the said the Poor Rates had been ascer- .
recited acts, hitherto been ascertained, certified, apportioned and assessed, tained had cre. hath been found to create an unequal charge upon the persons and property ated an unequal rated, and to be otherwise inexpedient, and the powers and provisions of charge and that other powers and
the said recited acts for assessing and collecting such rates, have been found provisions were defective and insufficient, and it would tend to facilitate the execution of necessary. the purposes of the said recited acts, if other powers and provisions were
granted and made in lieu thereof, and whereby the said rates may be
equalized, and the better collection thereof effected. That the Town VI. And whereas the said town of Kingston-upon-Hull consists of two consists of Two parishes, videlicet, the parish of the Holy Trinity, and the parish of Saint Parishes and Six Wards, one of
** Mary; which said two parishes are at present and have been for time out of which is divided mind, divided into six wards, called Austin Ward, Humber Ward, Trinity into two parts, Ward, Saint Mary's Ward, Whitefriar Ward, and North Ward ; and the and that Myton ward called Trinity Ward, (one of the said six wards) has for a number of has of late years been considered a years past been divided into two parts, called first part Trinity Ward, and Ward.
second part Trinity Ward ; and besides the said six wards, the lordship or precinct of Myton, adjoining to and belonging to the said town, and which is within the said parish of the Holy Trinity, has of late years been considered as a ward or division of the said town, for the purpose of raising its proportion of the poor's rate, and overseers have been appointed to it, who
have collected the proportion of the general rate laid upon it. That Overseers
VII. And whereas overseers of the poor have hitherto been appointed to have been ap- the said several wards of the said town, and the said precinct of Myton, pointed to the adjoining and belonging thereto; (that is to say,) one overseer to each said Wards and the said Precinct
ecinct ward, and two overseers to the said precinct, and questions have frequently of Myton, not arisen as to the legality of such appointment, (there being no particular withstanding, clause or power contained in any of the said recited acts for the appoint. Doubts as to the
ment of overseers to the said wards and precinct instead of the parishes of . Legality of such appointment.
the said town, though by some, or one of the said recited acts, overseers of
the wards are expressly mentioned and recognized. That it would VIII. And whereas it would tend to facilitate the collection of the poor's tend to facilitate rates, and the execution of the purposes of the said recited acts, and prevent the Collection of much litigation and expence, if the lordship or precinct of Myton, adjoining the Poor's Rates if Myton was dis and belonging to the said town, were to be divided into two parts or divivided into two sions, and if each of such parts or divisions were declared to be a ward of Wards, and if
the said town, and if an equal number of guardians of the poor were to be Tripity Ward was constituted
elected and appointed for each of such new wards; and also, if express One Ward only power and provision were made for the appointment of one overseer of the
poor, as well for each of the before mentioned six wards as for each of such 5 Geo. IV. new wards; and it would also tend to facilitate the purposes aforesaid, if the present division of Trinity Ward were to be abandoned, and if what
c. 13. are now called and considered the first and second parts of Trinity Ward, in the said town, were constituted into one ward only. IX. And whereas it is expedient that the mayor, recorder and aldermen That it is expe
dient that the of the said town for the time being, individually, as well as in their official Mayor. &c. capacity, should in future be exonerated from the offices of guardians of should be exonthe poor of the said town, and that other guardians of the poor should be erated from the elected in addition to the number of guardians heretofore elected under the
Office of Guar
dians and that powers and provisions of the said recited acts.
other Guardians X. And whereas the number of the poor in the said town of Kingston- should be elected. upon-Hull, under the care of the said corporation, has of late years greatly That the Work. increased, and the present workhouse in the said town is too small for the house is insuffi. reception, classification, management and accommodation of such poor, and
cient, and that the
Corporation of it is expedient that the corporation of the poor of the said town should be the Poor should authorized to enlarge the said workhouse, and any of the buildings thereto be authorised to belonging, or to take down the same, and in lieu thereof to provide, erect or enlarge or re
build it on the build on the same site, or to purchase ground in any other part of the said town
same or any other or lordship of Myton, and to erect or build thereon a more commodious work. Site. house, with proper and suitable offices and conveniences for the maintaining, lodging, employment and accommodation of the poor, and for the use of the corporation of the poor of the said town; and also that the said corporation should be empowered to sell the present workhouse and other buildings, and the site or sites thereof, and the ground thereunto belonging, and also any other messuages, buildings, lands, tenements or hereditaments belonging to the corporation of the poor of the said town, or which have heretofore been purchased by the said corporation out of money raised for the relief of the poor under their care and management, or the rents and profits whereof have been hitherto applied towards the relief and maintenance of such poor, and to apply the monies arising from such sale or sales in or towards defraying the expences of such new works, and also to raise money towards such expences, and for other purposes towards the better regulation and general relief of the poor of the said town.
That it is expeXI. And whereas it hath been found extremely burthensome and incon- 1
dient that Assisvenient to the overseers of the poor of the respective wards and precinct of tunt Overseers the said town of Kingston-upon-Hull, to collect, receive and pay over the be appointed and several rates and assessments raised and levied therein ; and it is therefore that additional
powers should be expedient that the said overseers should be assisted in the collection thereof, 7
given for assessand that proper and efficient persons should be appointed assistant overseers ing and collectfor the collection of the said rates, and that more effectual powers and pro. ing rates. visions should be granted and made for assessiug and collecting the said rates.
XII. And whereas the powers and provisions of the said recited acts, for And that it is the employment, accommodation, maintenance and regulation of the poor, expedient to have been found inadequate for the purposes thereby intended, and it is ex- repeal the re
cited acts. pedient that the same should be altered, amended and enlarged ; and it would tend greatly to facilitate the execution of the purposes aforesaid if the said first three recited acts, and so much of the said last recited act as relates to the maintenance and employment of the poor were repealed, and if further and other powers and provisions were granted and made for those purposes.
XIII. May it therefore please your Majesty, that it may be enacted: and be it enacted by the King'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
A Former Acts re. and after the thirtieth day of September next, the said recited acts of the pealed on the ninth and tenth year of the reign of King William the Third, the eighth thirtieth day of year of the reign of Queen Anne, and the fifteenth year of the reign of
on of September, 1824. King George the Second, and also so much of the said recited act of the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George the Second, as is for explain
to the maintenance and employment of the poor of the town of Kingstonupon-Hull, shall be, and the same are and is hereby declared to be repealed.
The division of XIV. And be it further enacted, That from and after the said thirtieth Tri
Trinity Ward day of September next, the present division of Trinity Ward shall, for the abandoned.
5 Geo. IV. purposes of this act, be discontinued and'abandoned, and the two divisions c. 13.
thereof, now called and considered the first and second parts of Trinity Ward, sball thenceforth constitute and be one ward only, and be called
Trinity Ward. Lordship of XV. And be it further enacted, That from and after the said thirtieth Myton to consti- day of September next, the lordship or precinct of Myton, adjoining and tute two Wards.
belonging to the said town, shall, for the purposes of this act, be divided into two divisions or wards, the line of such division being as follows; (that is to say,) from the west end of Mytongate, in the said town, along the centre of Castle Street to Waterhouse-Lane, and thence northward, along the centre of Waterhouse Lane to the east end of Carr-Lane, thence westward along the centre of Carr-Lane and the Hull and Anlaby turnpike road, as far as the tollgate upon the said road called Anlaby Bar; and such
part of the said lordship or precinct as lies northward of the said line, shall North Myton Ward,
be one of such wards, and shall be called “North Myton Ward," and shall be deemed and taken to be and the same is hereby declared to be a separate
ward of and belonging to the said town; and such part of the said lordship South Mylon or precinct as lies southward of the said line, shall be the other of such wards, Ward.
and shall be called “ South Myton Ward,” and shall be deemed and taken
to be, and the same is hereby declared to be a separate ward of and belonging Making Eight
to the said town, making (together with the said six old wards,) eight wards Wards to the Town.
of and belonging to the said town of Kingston-upon-Hull. Mode of Ap
XVI. And be it further enacted, That from and after the said thirtieth pointment of day of September next, it sball and may be lawful for the justices of the Overseers to the peace of and for the said town of Kingston-upon-Hull, and county of the Wards.
same town, or any two of them, and they are hereby authorized and required at such times in the year, and in such manner as by law is directed for the appointment of overseers of the poor for any parish, township. village or place, to nominate and appoint out of each of the said eight wards of and belonging to the said town, one fit and proper person, being a substantial householder and inhabitant of such ward, to be overseer of the poor for the same ward, for the year then next ensuing, and until a new overseer shall in like manner be nominated and appointed to succeed him; which persons, when so nominated and appointed, and having notice thereof under the hands and seals of the said justices, or any two of them, shall from thenceforth respectively be and be deemed overseers of the poor of the said respective wards, such nomination and appointment to be made subject to such regulations, provisions, exemptions, and power of appeal, as are prescribed by law for the appointment of overseers of the poor generally; and they and each of them, the said overseers so nominated and appointed as aforesaid, shall and they are hereby severally required to perform and execute their respective duty and duties, office and offices of overseer and overseers of the poor of the said respective wards accordingly; and the said overseers shall be and they are hereby declared to be invested with all and. every the powers and authorities, and shall have and enjoy the same privileges, immunities and exemptions, and shall be subject and liable to the same rules, penalties and forfeitures (save and except as may be herein excepted and otherwise provided,) as overseers of the poor, by the several laws made, or to be made, touching or concerning the relief, or management or employment of the poor, are or shall be invested with, and have and enjoy, and be subject and liable to; and if any such overseer or overseers so nominated and appointed, shall during the year for which he or they shall be so nominated and appointed as aforesaid, die, or become incapacitated or insolvent, or otherwise disqualified, or shall cease to be an inhabitant householder in the ward for which he shall be appointed, then and in all such cases it shall and may be lawful to and for the said justices, or any two of them, at any intermediate time of the year, and as soon as possible after such death, incapacity, insolvency, disqualification or removal shall take place, in like manner to nominate and appoint other fit and proper person and persons, qualified as aforesaid, in his or their stead, to be overseer or
overseers for the remaining part of such year. In case of neglect XVII. And be it further enacted, That if any person nominated and or refusal to act,
t, appointed an overseer of the poor of any of the said respective wards in to forfeit not more than 40£. manner aforesaid, shall refuse or neglect to take upon himself that office and not less than and duty within the space of seven days next after he shall have had such 10.£.
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notice of being so nominated and appointed as before directed, then and in 5 Geo. IV. every such case he shall, upon proof thereof, by the oath or oaths of one or more credible witness or witnesses, before any two or more justices of the peace as aforesaid, forfeit and pay for such refusal or neglect, any sum not exceeding forty pounds, and not less than ten pounds, to be paid to the treasurer of the said corporation hereby constituted; which sum, together with the reasonable costs to be settled by such justices, shall be levied by distress and sale of the offenders goods and chattels, by warrant under the hands and seals of the two justices before whom the proof of such refusal or neglect shall have been made as aforesaid, which warrant the said justices are bereby empowered and required to make and issue, and all constables and other peace officers are hereby required to exécute every such warrant accordingly, and with all convenient speed to pay over the forfeiture or penalty and forfeitures or penalties, which shall from time to time be so levied, into the hands of the treasurer to the said corporation, to be by him applied as the said corporation shall direct for the purposes of this act; and the said justices of the peace for the said town and county, or any two of them, shall, within seven days after any such refusal or neglect and conviction, nominate and appoint in the manner hereinbefore directed, other overseer or overseers in the room, place and stead of such person or persons so refusing or neglecting to take upon himself or themselves the said office of overseer, and being convicted thereof in the pepalty aforesaid.
XVIII. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That no persons who Persons not liable shall be nominated and appointed, and shall serve the said office of overseer to serve the of the poor, or shall have paid the said forfeiture or penalty for refusing or
office of Overseer. neglecting to serve the same, shall be again appointed to serve the same office for the term of twenty years, and that no person shall be eligible to serve the said office who is of the age of sixty years or upwards, or prevented by any bodily or corporeal infirmity from duly executing the same; any thing in this act contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
XIX. And be it further enacted, That from and after the said thirtieth Guardians of the day of September next, the several 'persons who on that day shall be the Poor appointed. guardians of the puor in the said town of Kingston-upon-Hull, (except the mayor, recorder, and aldermen of the said town) being twenty-four persons appointed or elected under and by virtue of the said recited acts; (that is to say,) four persons for each of the said first mentioned six wards of the said town, together with the sixteen other persons to be elected guardians as hereinafter' mentioned, and their respective successors, to be elected and appointed in manner hereinafter expressed, shall be and are hereby appointed guardians of the poor in the said town of Kingston-uponHull, for the purposes of well-governing, providing for, employing, and managing the said poor, and for carrying the several other purposes of this act into execution: provided always, that from and after the said thirtieth Mayor, Recorder day of September next, the mayor, recorder and aldermen of the said town and Aldermen for the time being, both individually and in their official capacity, shall
being Guardians. and they are hereby declared to be for ever exonerated and exempt from being elected to or serving the offices of guardians of the poor in the said town; any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
XX. And be it further enacted, That the said twenty-four persons who Guardians to be shall be guardians of the poor in the said town on the said thirtieth day of a Corporation. September next, and the sixteen other persons to be elected guardians as hereinafter mentioned, and their successors, to be elected in manner hereinafter directed, shall from and after the said thirtieth day of September next, be, and they are hereby declared to be one body politic and corporate in name, fact, and deed, by the name of “The Governor, Deputy Governor, Assistants and Guardians of the poor in the town of Kingston-upon-Hull,";
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ration. and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and from thenceforth for ever remain and continue to be one body politic and corporate in law, to
Shall have a all intents and purposes, and shall have a common seal, and shall be
Common Seal. enabled to sue and be sued by that name in all courts and places of judi. Shall sue and be cature within these realms, and by that name shall and may from time to sued in the name time, without licence in mortmain, purchase any lands, tenements, or here- of the Corpora.
tion. ditaments for the purposes of this act, not exceeding five acres in the whole, May purchase and take or receive any lands, tenements or hereditaments, and take and Lands.
5 Geo. IV. receive the gift alienation and devise of any person or persons for any c. 13.
estate or interest whatsoever; and by that name the said corporation may and are hereby empowered under their common seal from time to time, to
convey, assign, release, transfer or dispose of any such lands, tenements May title by or hereditaments, money, goods or chattels, or any other lands, tenements or devise.
hereditaments vested in them by this act, or which the governor, deputy May sell and con. governor, assistants and guardians of the poor of the said town of Kingstonvey Lands, &c.
• upon-Hull now possess, or which they, or the corporation hereby con
stituted, may hereafter purchase for the purposes of this act, as there shall Officers to be be occasion; and there shall be elected and chosen out of and from the elected, Govern
members of the said corporation in manner hereinafter prescribed, the or, Deputy Governor and
officers following ; (that is to say,) one governor, one deputy governor, and Assistants. eight assistants, for the better governing the said corporation. Corporation to
XXI. And be it further enacted, That in order that the said corporation consist of forty may have perpetual succession, and at all times consist of forty guardians Guardians, viz. of the poor, (that is to say,) five guardians for each of the said eight wards five for each
of and belonging to the said town, the said twenty-four persons, who on Ward,
the said thirtieth day of September next shall be in the office of guardians of the poor, appointed or elected for the six old wards of the said town in pursuance or by virtue of the said recited acts, and who are hereinbefore constituted guardians of the poor for the purposes of this act, shall continue guardians of the poor for the purposes of this act, for the wards for which
they shall respectively be then serving, and be members of the corporation The present
hereby constituted during their respective lives, unless they or any or either twenty-four Guardians to
of them shall resign, or become disqualified, or incapable of acting, or be continue for life. displaced, or otherwise cease to be guardians, as in this act mentioned; and Sixteen new sixteen other of the honestest and discreetest persons, being resident inGuardians to be habitants of the said town or precinct, and rated and assessed towards the
relief of the poor of the said town, in respect of any lands or tenements in neral Meeting of the rated Ivha. their respective occupations, situate in any part of the said town or precinct, bitants.
of a rental of twenty pounds per annum at the least, or being possessed of freehold or copyhold lands, tenements or hereditaments within the said town
or precinct, of the annual value of one hundred pounds, rated to the relief Mode of election. of the poor, shall be elected guardians of the poor of the said town, at a
general meeting of such of the inhabitants of the said town as shall be rated and assessed towards the relief of the poor of the said town, in respect of any lands or tenements in their respective occupations, situate in any part
of the said town or precinct, of a rental of twenty pounds per annum at the Notice of Meet- least, which meeting shall and may be held after ten days public notice ing to be given thereof, to be given at any time before the said thirtieth day of September by the Mayor and
d next, by the mayor of the said town, or by his order, stating the place, time on his default the Meeting to be on and purpose of such meeting, by affixing a printed copy of such notice on a day fixed. the doors of the two parish churches in the said town, and on some wall
or other conspicuous place in two (or more) of the principal streets or highways in each of the wards of and belonging to the said town; and in case the mayor shall neglect, or omit to give or cause to be given, such notice, then it shall and may be lawful for such inhabitants to assemble at the hour of twelve of the clock on the twenty-second day of September next, in the vestry-room of the parish church of Holy Trinity, or at some other convenient place adjacent thereto, in the said town or precinct, and the inhabitants at such meeting so to be called or held, or at any adjournment thereof, (and it shall be lawful for them once to adjourn the same to such time and place in the said town or precinct as they shall think fit,) to nominate, elect and choose the sixteen guardians aforesaid, by the votes of sạch inhabitants, or the majority of such inhabitants, as shall then be present and qualified as aforesaid; and a chairman shall be appointed by such meeting, who, in case of an equal number of votes upon any question, in
cluding the vote of the chairman, shall have an additional or the casting Names of new Guardians, when
en vote; and the names and descriptions of the sixteen guardians so elected elected, to be no- shall, within two days after such election, be notified in writing by the tified to the Cor. chairman of such meeting, or clerk attending the same, to the governor, poration,
deputy governor, assistants and guardians of the poor, constituted by virtue of the said recited acts; and the said governor or deputy governor shall immediately thereupon call a court or assembly in the manner directed by the said recited acts, for the purpose of apportioning the said sixteen