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Constahle's Recognizance to Prosecute.
to wit. Be it remembered, [as in last precedent, stating the penalty £30. instead of £20.)
Whereas C.D. and E. F. two of the inhabitants of the said parish of have given notice in writing to the above bounden A. B. constable of the said parish of that G. H. of aforesaid in the county aforesaid, innkeeper, doth keep a bawdy-house, gaming-house and disorderly house, to wit in the said parish of and county aforesaid; and having severally made affidavit of their belief in the truth of the contents of the said notice, and also severally entered into recognizance in the penal sum of £20. each, before me the undersigned justice, on condition that they do give and produce material evidence against the said G. H. for the said offence. Now the condition of this recognizance is such, that if the above bounden A. B. do and shall prosecute with effect the said G. H. for the said offence, then this recognizance to be void, otherwise of force.
Warrant against the Keeper of a Disorderly House. To the Constable of the parish of — in the county of —
to wit. Whereas C. D. and E. F. two of the inhabitants of the parish of — in the county of — paying scot and bearing lot within the said parish, have given notice in writing to A. B. constable of the said parish, that G. H. of the said parish, innkeeper, doth keep a bawdy-house, gaming-house and disorderly house in the said parish of and have also this day severally made oath before me, one of His Majesty's justices of the peace &c. that they believe the contents of the said notice to be true, and have also severally entered into recognizance in the penal sum of £20. each on condition to give and produce material evidence against the said G. H. These are therefore to command you forthwith to bring the said G. H. before me at this place, to be bound over to appear at the next general quarter sessions of the peace to be beld in and for the said county, there to answer to such bill of indictment as shall be found against him for such offence. Given under my hand and seal &e.
Allowance, by two Justices, of Constable's Expenses in the Pro
secution, and Order on Overseers to pay them.
to wit. Whereas A. B. constable of the parish of in the said county, hath this day made oath before us J. C. and S. P. Esquires, two of His Majesty's justices &c. that he hath truly and bona fide expended the sum of £- in the prosecution of one G. H. for keeping a bawdy-house, gaminghouse and disorderly house at - aforesaid, in pursuance of the recognizance entered into by him the said A. B. Now we the said justices do hereby ascertain and allow the said A. B. the said sum of £— as and for the reasonable expenses of the said prosecution. And we do hereby require the overseers of the poor of the said parish of forthwith to pay the said A. B. the said sum of
In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands, at aforesaid, this day of 1817.
GAOLS. Justices on presentment of the grand jury at tlie assizes or sessions may contract for the building, finishing, or repairing county gaols. 11 and 12 Wm. c. 19. and the charges to be paid by the county treasurer, out of the county rate. 12 Geo. II. s. 29. By 24 Geo.III. c. 54, power is given to the justices at their general quarter sessions, on presentment by the grand jury, to build, re-build, enlarge, &c. any county gaol. s. I. and to purchase houses or lands for that purpose. s. 5.
Justices may be appointed or may voluntarily visit and inspect gaols, and report to the sessions the state thereof. 31 Geo. III. c. 46, s. 5.
Murderers and felons are to be imprisoned in common gaols. 11 and 12 Wm. III. c. 19. Justices may commit persons convicted before them in a summary way, to the house of correction in lieu of the common gaol. 24 Geo. III. c. 11,
By stat. 31 Geo. III. C. 46, justices in sessions may order such sums as they think necessary for the relief of poor prisoners, to be paid out of the county rate; and by 53 Geo. III. c. 113, treasurers of every county named in the schedule of this act, to pay yearly 'out of their respective county rates the several sums specified in the said schedule, for relief of prisoners in the King's Bench, Marshalsea, and Fleet Prisons, under the regulations prescribed by the said act; and justices in sessions are empowered to make further regulations in addition to those by this act prescribed, s. 2, 16, :
By stat. 24 Geo. III. c. 40, no license shall be granted for the sale of spirituous liquors in gaols, &c. justices having information of such, may cause the same to be seized and destroyed; no person to bring distilled spirits into any prison, under a penalty of from £10, to £20. gaoler may apprehend such person, and take him to a justice, who shall fine him as above; and if not paid, commit the offender for not more than three months, one half of the penalty to the informer and the other to the poor of the gaol. c. 15. every gaoler shall cause a copy of these clauses, printed or legibly written, to be hung in the most
public place in the prison, on forfeiture of 40s. to be levied by warrant of one justice, on conviction by the oath of one witness ; justice may demand a sight of such clauses, and if not forthwith shewn fair and legible, he may immediately convict. s. 16. and if conviction on view, the whole penalty goes to the poor of the gaol, otherwise half to the informer.
Gaolers are not to be licensed to sell ale, wine, or other liquors. 8. 20. and for suffering tippling or gaming in the prison, they shall forfeit £10. for each offence, to be recovered by distress, by warrant of two justices; in default of distress, commitment for not exceeding three months, unless the penalty and costs are sooner paid. s. 22.
By 52 Geo. III. c. 160, one justice of the division wherein any gaol not being a county gaol is situate, may order parochial relief to any poor person confined in such gaol under mesne process for debt, not exceeding 6d. per day. s. 1, 2. but overseers may cause such poor person to be examined as to his settlement; and justices may make an order of removal to his last legal settlement, and suspend the same during his confinement. (See title “ Poor.")
Justices at their general quarter sessions may appoint a clergyman to perform religious duties in gaols with a salary not exceeding £100, a year, and in houses of correction with a salary not exceeding £50. a year. 55 Geo. III. c. 48, s. 2. Such
clergyman to have a regular license from the Bishop of the diocese. s. 5.
By 55 Geo. III. c. 50, all fees or gratuitiés payable in gaols for the entrance, commitment, or discharge of any prisoner are abolished. s. 1. and justices of the peace at their general quarter sessions may make allowances to gaoler in salary, or other compensation in lieu of such fees. S. 2. such allowance to be paid out of the county rate. s. 3. and no fees are in future to be paid by prisoners to clerks of the court, clerks of assize, or their deputies. s. 5. The operation of this act not to extend to the King's-Bench Prison, Fleet, Marshalsea, and Palace Court. s. 14.
(GARDEN. See “ Wood and Turnips.")
GLOVES. A penalty of £200. is incurred for selling or concealing foreign leather gloves, to be recovered by action, unless seizure is made out of the limits of the bills of mortality, and not exceeding £20. value; then two justices may hear and determine the same : half the penalty to the informer. 6 Geo. III. c. 19. and by 50 Geo. III. c. 55, s. 3, two-thirds of the produce of the sale of such prohibited gloves shall be paid to the officer who shall seize them, exclusive of the penalty. (GOOD BEHAVIOUR. See “ Surety.")