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after conviction to the churchwardens, or in de-
Alehouse keepers, by 30 Geo. II. c. 24, to forfeit 40s. for suffering apprentices, servants, &c. to game, and for second offence £10. to be levied by distress, one fourth of the penalty to the informer, and the remaining three-fourths to the churchwardens.
Apprentices, servants, or journeymen found gaming in any place where liquors are sold, upon complaint on oath, and if convicted on the evidence of one witness, shall forfeit not exceeding 20s. nor less than 5s. as the justice shall think fit, and for non-payment may be committed to the House of Correction for one month, to hard labour, or until the penalty is paid, s. 10.
Persons retailing ale and beer must sell the same by a full quart or pint, according to the Exchequer standard, on forfeiture of not more than 40s. nor less than 105. 11 and 12 Wm. III. c. 15, to be recovered by the oath of one witness before one justice, by warrant of distress, s. 6.
By 24 Geo. II. any retailer of spirituous liquors, with or without a license, who shall take any pledge for payment of such liquors, shall forfeit 40s. for every pledge, to be levied by warrant of one justice, one moiety to the informer, and the other to the poor, s. 12.
For the remedies against innkeepers and victuallers, for offences, &c. not cognizable by magistrates, and for their remedy against their guests, &c. see 3 Bacon's Abr. 186—8 Mod. Rep. 172,
Ind East's Reports. For directions respecting the quartering soldiers, &c. on victuallers, see the latest Mutiny Act, which is passed annually. "
Precept to the High Constable, to issue Warrants to the Petty
Constables to summon Alehouse-keepers to be Licensed. To A. B. gentleman, High Constable of the Hundred of
in the said county. - to wit. In pursuance of the several acts of parliament in that case made, these are to require you, on sight hereof, to issue out your warrants to all petty constables belonging to the several parishes, precincts, and places within your hundred, according to the form hereon indorsed (or hereto annexed). Given under our hands and seals, the day of 187.'
Form of the High Constable's Warrant, To the Constable of the parish of - to wit. By virtue of a warrant from His Majesty's justices of the peace, acting in and for the division of -in the said county, directed to me, you are hereby required to
give notice to all licensed alehouse keepers and inn keepers, within your division, and also to all persons unlicensed (so far as the same shall come to your knowledge), who intend to offer themselves to be licensed at the next general meeting of the said justices for that purpose, that they personally be and appear before the said justices, at--on-the-day of September next ensuing, at the hour of eleven in the fores noon of the same day, to take or renew their licenses for the year ensuing; and also to give them notice that every person then and there to be licensed, must personally enter into a recognizance in the sum of £ 10. together with two sureties in £5. each, or one surety in £10. that they will not use or suffer any unlawful games, and that they will keep good rule and order within their respective houses and other places; and if any should be hindered by sickness or other reasonable cause, to be allowed by the said justices, that he must procure two sureties then and there to be bound in like manner in £10. each.
And unto such persons as have not been licensed for the year preceding, you are further to give notice, that no license will be granted to any one, unless he shall also, at the same time and place, produce a certificate, under the hands of the minister and the major part of the churchwardens and overseers, or else of three or four respectable and substantial housekeepers of the place where he inhabiteth, setting forth that he is of good fame, and of sober life and conversation.
And you are to make a return to the said justices, at the same time and place, in writing, under your hand, containing the names of all such persons as you shall have summoned to appear before them as aforesaid, together with their dwelling places, and the signs by which their houses are known. Herein fail not. Given under my hand, at
in the said county, this day of 1817.
A. B. High Constable.
Certificate of the Minister, &c. to enable the Justices to grant
a Transfer of a Victualler's License. To the worshipful the Justices of the Peace, acting in and
for the division of —-- in the county of
We, the undersigned minister, churchwardens, overseers of the poor, and inhabitants of the parish of in
the county of , do hereby certify that A. B. of in the said county, yeoman, is a person of good fame and reputation, and of sober life and conversation. Witness our hands, this - day of — 1817.
C. D. Minister. .
FA'the sain usehold
Certificate for the General Licensing Day. - to wit. We, the minister, churchwardens, overseers, and other substantial householders and inhabitants of the parish of — in the said county, do hereby certify the good behaviour of A. B. who keeps the house known by the sign of the — in the said parish, and that we have heard of no disorderly behaviour or unlawful games being suffered in the said public house, since the last general licensing day of victuallers for this division, and believe himn to be a person of good fame, and sober life and conversation, and therefore we have no objection to his having a license to the said house, if your worships so please. Given under our hands, this day of - 1817.
Allowance of Certificate. - Division of — . We, two of His Majesty's justices of the peace for the county of — acting in and for the division of — in the said county, having this day granted a continuance of the license to the above house, do hereby attest that the above certificate was at the same time produced unto and allowed by us, Dated this day of 1817.
Victualler's Recognizance taken at the General Licensing Day.
Division, - to wit. At a general meeting of His
acting ia and for the division of - in the county aforesaid, holden at the house known by the sign of the in = in and for the said division, on the
- day of September, 1817.
A. B. of — victualler, acknowledges to owe to our sovereign Lord the King, the sum of £10. C. D. of
baker, acknowledges to owe to our sovereign Lord the King, the sum of £ 5. E. F. of gardener, acknowledges to owe to our sovereign Lord the King, the sum of £ 5. to be levied of their several goods and chattels, lands and tenements respectively, to the use of our said sovereign Lord the King, his heirs and successors, if the said A. B. shall make default in the condition underwritten.
Whereas the said A. B. is this day licensed to keep a common inn, alehouse, or victualling-house, and to utter and sell bread and other victuals, beer, ale, and other exciseable liquors, in the house wherein he now dwelleth, being the sign of the — in the parish of — within the division aforesaid, for one year, to commence on the twenty-ninth day of September instant. Now the condition of this recognizance is such, that if the said A. B. do and shall keep the true assize in uttering bread and other victuals, beer, ale, and other exciscable liquors, in his said house, according to the tenor, purport, and true meaning of the said license, so to him granted ; and shall not have, permit, or suffer any playing at cards, dice, skittles, tables, bowls, or any other game or games, in his house, out-house, yard, garden, or backside, or other place or places, nor use any means or instruments for gaming or unlawful pastime, nor suffer any person to become drunk, or remain there tippling or drinking, contrary to law, nor suffer any disorder to be committed therein, but do maintain and keep good order and rule in the same, according to the laws of this realm, in that behalf made and provided, then the said recognizance to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.
Taken and acknowledged the day and year