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ten o'clock in the forenoon and six o'clock in the afternoon if the burial be between the first day of April and the first day of October, and between the hours of ten o'clock in the forenoon and three o'clock in the afternoon if the burial be between the first day of October and the first day of April : Provided also, that no such burial shall take place in any churchyard on Sunday, or on Good Friday or Christmas Day, if any such day being proposed by the notice shall be objected to in writing for a reason assigned by the person receiving such notice.

4. When no such intimation of change of hour is sent to Burial to tako the person from whom the notice has been received, or left place accord

. at the house where the deceased person is lying, the burial shall take place in accordance with and at the time specified in such notice.

5. All regulations as to the position and making of the grave Regulations which would be in force in such churchyard or graveyard in and fees. the case of persons interred therein with the service of the Church of England shall be in force as to burials under this Act; and any person who, if the burial had taken place with the service of the Church of England, would have been entitled by law to receive any fee, shall be entitled, in case of a burial under this Act, to receive the like fee in respect thereof.

6. At any burial under this Act all persons shall have free Burial may be access to the churchyard or graveyard in which the same shall with or withtake place. The burial may take place, at the option of the service. person so having the charge of or being responsible for the same as aforesaid, either without any religious service, or with such Christian and orderly religious service at the grave, as such person shall think fit ; and any person or persons who shall be Thereunto invited, or be authorised by the person having the charge of or being responsible for such burial, may conduct such service or take part in any religious act thereat. The words “ Christian service" in this section shall include every religious service used by any church, denomination, or person professing to be Christian.

7. All burials under this Act, whether with or without a Conduct of religious service, shall be conducted in a decent and orderly manner; and every person guilty of any riotous, violent, or ipdecent behaviour at any burial under this Act, or wilfully obstructing such burial or any such service as aforesaid thereat, or who shall, in any such churchyard or graveyard as aforesaid, deliver any address, not being part of or incidental to a religious service permitted by this Act, and not otherwise permitted by any lawful authority, or who shall, under colour of any religious service or otherwise, in any such churchyard or graveyard, wilfully endeavour to bring into contempt or obloquy the Christian religion, or the belief or worship of any church or

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denomination of Christians, or the members or any minister of any such church or denomination, or any other person, shall be

guilty of a misdemeanour. Powers for 8. All powers and authorities now existing by law for the prevention of disorder. preservation of order, and for the prevention and punishment

of disorderly behaviour in any churchyard or graveyard, may be exercised in any case of burial under this Act in the same manner and by the same persons as if the same had been a

burial according to the rites of the Church of England. Act not to give 9. Nothing in this Act shall authorise the burial of any right of burial where no pre- person in any place where such person would have had no right vious right of interment if this Act had not passed, or without performexisted.

ance of any express condition on which, by the terms of any trust deed, any right of interment in any burial ground vested in trustees under such trust deed, not being the churchyard or graveyard, or part of the churchyard or graveyard, of the parish or ecclesiastical district in which the same is situate, may have

been granted. Burials under 10. When any burial has taken place under this Act the Act to be registered.

person so having the charge of or being responsible for such burial as aforesaid shall, on the day thereof, or the next day thereafter, transmit a certificate of such burial, in the form or to the effect of schedule (B.) annexed to this Act, to the rector, vicar, incumbent, or other officiating minister in charge of the parish or district in which the churchyard or graveyard is situate or to which it belongs, or in the case of any burial ground or cemetery vested in any burial board to the person required by law to keep the register of burials in such burial ground or cemetery, who shall thereupon enter such burial in the register of burial of such parish or district, or of such burial ground or cemetery, and such entry shall form part thereof. Such entry, instead of stating by whom the ceremony of burial was performed, shall state by whom the same has been certified under this Act. Any person who shall wilfully make any false statement in such certificate, and any rector, vicar, or minister, or other such person as aforesaid, receiving such certificate, who shall refuse or neglect duly to enter such burial in such register as aforesaid,

shall be guilty of a misdemeanour. Order of

11. Every order of a coroner or certificate of a registrar given Coroner or cer- under the provisions of sect. 17 of the Births and Deaths Regisgistrar to be tration Act, 1874, shall, in the case of a burial under this Act, delivered to relative, &c.,

be delivered to the relative, friend, or legal representative of instead of to

the deceased, having the charge of or being responsible for the person who buries. burial, instead of being delivered to the person who buries or

performs any funeral or religious service for the burial of the body of the deceased ; and any person to whom such order or certificate shall have been given by the coroner or registrar who fails so to deliver or cause to be delivered the same shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding forty shillings, and any such relative, friend, or legal representative so having charge of or being responsible for the burial of the body of any person buried under this Act as aforesaid, as to which no order or certificate under the same section of the same Act shall have been delivered to him, shall, within seven days after the burial, give notice thereof in writing to the registrar, and if he fail so to do shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding ten pounds.

12. No minister in holy orders of the Church of England shall Liberty to use be subject to any censure or penalty for officiating with the Of Church of service prescribed by law for the burial of the dead according to England in unthe rites of the Church, in any unconsecrated burial ground or ground. cemetery or part of a burial ground or cemetery, or in any building thereon, in any case in which he might have lawfully used the same service, if such burial ground or cemetery or part of a burial ground or cemetery had been consecrated. The relative, friend, or legal representative having charge of or being responsible for the burial of any deceased person who had a right of interment in any such unconsecrated ground vested in any burial board, or provided under any Act relating to the burial of the dead, shall be entitled, if he think fit, to have such burial performed therein according to the rites of the Church of England by any minister of the said church who may be willing to perform the same.

13. From and after the passing of this Act, it shall be lawful Relief of clergy for any minister in holy orders of the Church of England

England from authorised to perform the burial service, in any case where the penalties in

certain cases. office for the burial of the dead according to the rites of the Church of England may not be used, and in any other case at the request of the relative, friend, or legal representative having the charge of or being responsible for the burial of the deceased, to use at the burial such service, consisting of prayers taken from the Book of Common Prayer and portions of Holy Scripture, as may be prescribed or approved of by the ordinary, without being subject to any ecclesiastical or other censure or penalty.

14. Save as in this Act expressly provided as to ministers of Saving as to the Church of England, nothing herein contained shall authorise ministers of or enable any such minister who shall not have become a England. declared member of any other church or denomination, or have executed a deed of relinquishment under the Clerical Disabilities Act, 1870, to do any act which he would not by law have been authorised or enabled to do if this Act had not passed, or to exempt him from any censure or penalty in respect thereof.

15. This Act shall extend to the Channel Islands, but shall Application not apply to Scotland or to Ireland.

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SCHEDULES TO WHICH THIS ACT REFERS.

SCHEDULE (A.)

Notice of Burial.
I,
of

being the relative (or friend, or legal representative, as the case may be, describing the relation if a relative] having the charge of or being responsible for the burial of A. B., of

who died at in the parish of

on the

day of hereby give you notice that it is intended by me that the body of the said A. B. shall be buried within the [here describe the churchyard or graveyard in which the body is to be buried) on the

day of

at the hour of

without the performance in the manner prescribed by
law of the services for the burial of the dead according to the rites of the
Church of England, and I give this notice pursuant to the Burial Laws
Amendment Act, 1880.
To the Rector (or as the case may be,] of

SCHEDULE (B.)
I,
of

the person having the charge of (or being respon-
sible for) the burial of the deceased, do hereby certify that on the
day of
A. B., of

aged

was buried in the churchyard (or graveyard) of the parish (or district] of

To the Rector (or as the case may be,] of

1

COMPANIES.
The Companies Act, 1862.

25 & 26 Vict. c. 89. Prohibition of 4. No company, association, or partnership, consisting of more certain partner- than ten persons shall be formed after the commencement of this ships.

Act for carrying on the business of banking unless registered under this Act, or formed pursuant to some other Act or of letters patent.

No company, association, or partnership, consisting of more than twenty persons shall be formed after the commencement of this Act for the purpose of carrying on any other business that has for its object the acquisition of gain unless registered under this Act, or formed pursuant to some other Act or of letters patent, or unless it is a mining company within the Stannaries.(a)

(a) To render an unregistered company, association, or partnership illegal within sect. 4, there must be a joint relation of more than twenty persons for the common purpose of performing jointly a succession or series of acts such as to constitute a business, other than banking, which has for its object the acquisition of gain by the company. “Business" is to be understood in the practical sense of the word as ordinarily used, and does not include an arrangement the parties to which are not directly or indirectly to be parties to any contract. A mere subsidiary minor transaction provided for under a trust deed, although it may result in gain, does not become a part of the object so as to bring the case within this section : (Sinith v. Anderson, 43 L. T. 329 ; 15 Ch. Div. 247; 50 L.J. 39, Ch.)

of association

Part I.-Constitution and Incorporation of Companies and

Associations under this Act.

Memorandum of Association. 6. Any seven or more persons associated for any lawful Mode of formpurpose may, by subscribing their names to a memorandum of ing company. association, and otherwise complying with the requisitions of this Act in respect of registration, form an incorporated company with or without limited liability.

7. The liability of the members of a company formed under Mode of limiting this Act may, according to the memorandum of association, be liability. limited either to the amount, if any, unpaid on the shares respectively held by them, or to such amount as the members may respectively undertake by the memorandum of association to contribute to the assets of the company in the event of its being wound-up.

8. Where a company is formed on the principle of having the Memorandum liability of its members limited to the amount unpaid on their

of company shares, hereinafter referred to as a company limited by shares, limited by the memorandum of association shall contain: (1.) The name of the proposed company, with the addition of

the word “ limited as the last word in such name. (2.) The part of the United Kingdom, whether England,

Scotland, or Ireland, in which the registered office of the

company is proposed to be situate. (3.) The objects for which the proposed company is to be

established. (4.) A declaration that the liability of the members is

limited. (5.) The amount of capital with which the company proposes

to be registered, divided into shares of a certain fixed

amount.
Subject to the following regulations :

(i.) That no subscriber shall take less than one share.
(2.) That each subscriber of the memorandum of association

sball write opposite to his name the number of shares

he takes. 9. Where a company is formed on the principle of having the Memorandum liability of its members limited to such amount as the members of association respectively undertake to contribute to the assets of the company limited by in the event of the same being wound up, hereinafter referred to as a company limited by guarantee, the memorandum of association shall contain the following things :

(1.) [Identical with sect. 8 (1).]
(2.) [Identical with sect. 8 (2).]
(3.) [Identical with sect. 8 (3).]
(4.) A declaration that each member undertakes to contribute

guarantee.

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