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Acts 12 Vict. c. 81, and 13 and 14
apply to Counties
constituted under this Act.
Inconsistent enactments repealed. 8 Vict. c. 7.
settled in the manner provided by this Act and the said last recited Act, in relation to similar cases.
IX. And be it declared and enacted, That all the provisions and Vict. c. 64, to enactments of the Act passed in the twelfth year of Her Majesty's and Townships Reign, and intituled, An Act to provide by one General Law for the
erection of Municipal Corporations, and the establishment of Regulations of Police, in and for the several Counties, Cities, Towns,
Townships and Villages in Upper Canada, and of the Act amending the same, passed in the Session held in the thirteenth and fourteenth years of Her Majesty's Reign and chaptered sixty-four, shall, in so far as they may not be inconsistent with this Act, apply to the Counties and Townships constituted by this Act.
X. And be it enacted, That so much of the Schedules annexed to the Act herein first cited, or of any other part thereof, or of the Act passed in the eighth year of Her Majesty's Reign, and intituled An Act for better defining the limits of the Counties and Districts in Upper Canada, for erecting certain new Townships, for detaching Townships from some Counties and attaching them to others, and for other purposes relative to the division of Upper Canada into Townships, Counties and Districts, or of the Schedules to the said Act, or of any other Act or Law, as shall be inconsistent with this Act, or as makes any provision in any matter provided for by this Act other than such as is hereby made in such matter, shall be and is hereby repealed.
XI. And be it enacted— As to limits of
That the limits of all the Townships lying on the River St. Law. rence, Lake Ontario, the River Niagara, Lake Erie, the River Detroit, Lake St. Clair, the River St. Clair, or Lake Huron, shall extend to the boundary of the Province in such lake or river, in prolongation of the outlines of each Township respectively; and such Townships shall also include all the Islands not herein otherwise provided for, the whole or the greater part of which shall be comprised within the said outlines so prolonged:
That the limits of the Townships lying on the River Ottawa sh all in like manner extend to the middle of the main channel thereof, but such Townships shall also include all the Islands not herein otherwise pro. vided for, the whole or the greater part of which shall be comprised within the said outlines so prolonged; excepting always the Islanıls in front of the Seigniory of La Petite Nation and the Grand Calumet and Grand and Little Allumettes Islands, which belong to Lower Canada, the middle of the main channel between the last named Islands, and the southerly bank of the Ottawa River, being the boundary between Upper and Lower Canada:
Townships on certain Lakes and Rivers.
In Counties on the Ottawa.
That the limits of the Townships in the County of Glengary shall in the County of in like manner extend to the middle of Lake St. Francis, and to the middle of the main channel of the River St. Lawrence, but shall also include all the Islands not herein otherwise provided for, the whole or the greater part of which shall be comprised within the outlines of the said Townships so prolonged:
And that the limits of the Townships on the Bay of Quinte, the On the Bay of River Trent and its Lakes, Lake Simcoe, the River Severn, the River Rideau and its Lakes, the River Thames, the Grand River, and any other rivers, lakes and bays not hereinbefore mentioned, shall in like manner extend to the middle of the said lakes and bays, and to the middle of the main channels of the said rivers respectively, but shall also include all the Islands not herein otherwise provided for, the whole or the greater part of which shall be comprised within the outlines of the said Townships so prolonged:
Excepting always any Islands or parts of Islands which are Town- Exceptions. ships by themselves, or which have been expressly included in other Townships in the original surveys aud plans thereof, remaining of record in the office of the Commissioner of Crown Lands, and which shall remain part of such Townships.
XII. And be it enacted, That notwithstanding any change male by As to suits pendthis Act in the limits of any County or union of Counties or Town- Act shall comship, all indictments, suits, actions and proceedings pending in any Court at the time this Act shall come into effect, may nevertheless be continued to trial and judgment in such Court, and such judgment may be executed, as if this Act had not been passed, although the local jurisdiction of such Court may be changed as to other matters.
XIII. And be it enacted, That for the purpose of representation in Representation. the Provincial Parliament, the Counties mentioned in the Schedule to this Act marked C, shall respectively be united under the names therein assigned, and each such Union shall be represented by one member, and every other County in Upper Canada, except the County of York, by one Member; and that the said County of York shall be represented by two Members; but the seat of any Member elected before the commencement of this Act, shall not be affected by its coming into force.
XIV. And be it enacted, That the several tracts of land mentioned NewTow in the Schedule to this Act marked D, shall respectively form new Townships by the names assigned to them respectively in the said Schedule: Provided always, that in all cases where any portion of a proviso as Township is detached therefrom by this Act, the remainder shall there- debts, property, after form a Township by the name which the whole Township bore, unless it be otherwise provided, and shall by that name hold all the
ing when this
property and rights, and be liable for all the debts and claims upon such Township as theretofore limited; and when any Township is by this Act divided into two or more Townships, that portion thereof in which the Municipal Council thereof held its sittings immediately before this Act came into force shall be deemed the elder Township, and shall hold all property of and all taxes and other debts due to the former Township, and be liable for all debts and liabilities of the same, and notwithstanding its change of name or limits, shall be held to be the same Corporation with such former Township, and the other new Township shall be deemed the younger Township; and it shall be lawful for such elder and younger Townships to agree together as to the share which such younger Township ought to have or bear of or in the property or liabilities of the former Township, and if they cannot agree, then it shall be settled by arbitration in the same manner as like questions arising between an elder and a younger County, and the agreement or award shall have a like effect; and where two Townships shall be united by this Act, the property and liabilities of each of them shall become the property and liabilities of the new Township, which shall be deemed to be one and the same Corporation with each of them, notwithstanding the change of limits or name; and at the first election of Councillors in any “such” new Township, the “ Warden of the County in which such new Township shall be situate, shall appoint a fit and proper person” to be the Returning Officer, and shall appoint the place of election and the time and place of the first meeting of the
Town Council. from Towuships. XV. And be it enacted, That the portions of Townships mentioned
in the Schedule to this Act marked E, shall be detached from the Townships of which they have hitherto formed part, and shall form part of the Townships to which they are respectively mentioned in the said Schedule as being attached.
XVI. And whereas by the third Section of the Act passed in the twelfth year of the Reign of Her Majesty, intituled, An Act to supply certain necessary legislative provisions not included in Acts therein mentioned, and by a proclamation issued in accordance therewith, the Counties of Essex and Lambton are united for judicial purposes, but the relative geographical position of the said Counties is such that parties cannot travel from either of the said Counties to the other without passing the County of Kent, or by the waters of the lake and river St. Clair contiguous and belonging thereto, and it has been found inconvenient in the case (amongst others) of prisoners on the limits of Essex and Lambton aforesaid, that they should not be permitted to travel from the County of Essex, where the jail of the said United Counties is
Tracts detached from Towuships.
Prisoners may pass through the County of Kent on their way to
In manier prescribed by law, and small Essex or Lamb
ized to that effect.
situate, into the County of Lambton without departing from the said limits: Be it enacted, That in any case where a person shall have been heretofore, or shall hereafter be admitted to the limits of the said united Counties of Essex and Lambton in manner prescribed by law, and shall the Counties of travel, or shall have heretofore travelled or departed from Essex to ton. Lambton or from Lambton to Essex, while being a prisoner on the limits, such travel or departure shall not have or be held or construed to have or to have had any effect upon the liability of the said party or any other person, or any other effect whatever, other than would have been the case, if such person had never left the said limits or either of the said Counties; nor in the case of a party being or having been heretofore arrested on any process in either of the said Counties, sball Sheriff authorsuch travel or departure from Lambton to Kent by the Sheriff or Officer employed in conveying such prisoner to the Gaol of the said Counties in Essex, have any other or greater effect upon the liability of the said Sheriff or Officer, than if the said Sheriff or Officer had never left the said Counties of Essex or Lambton during such travel: Provi. Proviso. ded, nevertheless, that the limits of the three Counties of Essex, Kent and Lambton, shall not in any case be departed from during such travel.
XVII. And whereas by the thirty-second clause of an Act passed in the ninth year of Her Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to consolidate and amend the Registry Laws of that part of this Province which was formerly Upper Canada, the Registrars of existing Counties are required to furnish certain statements of the Registration of such titles as may have been registered of lands lying in the part so separated, to the Registrars of new Counties, but no provison has been made for defraying the expenses of furnishing such statement: Be it Fees to Registrar enacted, that every Registrar furnishing such statements shall be entitled menishing stateto receive from, and be paid by the new County the sum of Six Pence for every folio of one hundred words contained in any such statement 80 furnished.
XVIII. And be it enacted, That this Act shall have force and effect Commencement upon, from and after the first day of January next, and not before, excepting the sixteenth Section thereof, which shall have force and effect upon, from and after the passing of this Act.
of this Act.
COUNTIES. 1. The County of Glengary shall consist of the Townships of Char- Schedule A. Jottenburgh, Kenyon, Lochiel, Lancaster and the Indian reservation adjoining the said Townships of Charlottenburgh and Kenyon.
2. The County of Stormont shall consist of the Townships of Finch, Osnabruck, Roxborough and Cornwall.
3. The County of Prescott shall consist of the Townships of Alfred, Caledonia, Hawkesbury East, Hawkesbury West, Longueuil, Plantagenet North, and Plantagenet South.
4. The County of Russell shall consist of the Townships of Clarence, Cumberland, Cambridge and Russell.
5. The County of Carleton shall consist of the Townships of Fitzroy, Goulburn, Gower North, Gloucester, Huntley, March, Marlborough, Osgood, Tarbolton and Nepean.
6. The County of Renfrew shall consist of the Townships of Admaston, Blithfield, Bagot, Bromley, Horton, McNab, Pembroke, Ross, Stafford, Westmeath, and all that tract of land lying between the Western Boundaries of the Townships of Lavant, Blithfield, Admaston, Bromley, Stafford and Pembroke and the Ottawa River, and a line drawn parallel to the general course of the said Boundaries of the said Townships from the western corner of the Township of Clarendon to the Ottawa River.
7. The County of Lanark shall consist of the Townships of Montague, Elmsley North, Burgess North, Sherbrooke North, Sherbrooke South, Bathurst, Drummond, Beckwith, Dalhousie, Lanark, Ramsay, Lavant, Darling and Packenham.
8. The County of Dundas shall consist of the Townships of Mountain, Matilda, Winchester and Williamsburgh.
9. The County of Grenville shall consist of the Townships of Edwardsburg, Wolford, Gower South, Oxford and Augusta.
10. The County of Leeds shall consist of the Townships of North Crosby, South Crosby, Burgess, Bastard, Elmsley, Kitley, front of Leeds and Lansdown, rear of Leeds and Lansdown, Escott, Yonge and Elizabethtown.
11. The County of Frontenac shall consist of the Townships of Wolfe Island, (including Simcoe Island, Garden Island, Horse Shoe Island, and Mud Island,) Clarendon, Barrie, Palmerston, Kennebec, Olden, Oso, Hinchinbrooke, Bedford, Portland, Loughborough, Storrington, Pittsburgh, Howe Island and Kingston.
12. The County of Addington shall consist of the Townships of Camden, Ernestown, Kalader, Anglesea, Sheffield and Amherst Island.
13. The County of Lenox shall consist of the Townships of Adolphustown, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg additional, and Richmond.