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11th Geo. I.

No. 180.

A. D. 1724. ter Complaint, Complaint by any Way-warden before a Justice of Peace, be brought found, to be before such Justice to whom the Complaint is made, and no other, viat olence, at a Day certain within four Days after such Complaint, or as soon 40s

. mar. or after as he can be found, to answer the same Complaint; and if the committed till Way-warden prosecuting or complaining shall think the Crime is not Payment.

great, he shall and may proceed before such Justice immediately, which Justice is hereby impowered to hear and determine the same, within forty-eight Hours after such Person offending shall be brought before him, and, upon finding the Party guilty, may assess any Fine, not exceeding forty Shillings, nor less than ten Shillings, lawful Money of the said Island of Antigua, upon the Party guilty, and

commit him to the Common Gaol of this Island, till he pay the Justice's Fee same, with reasonable Costs, to be assest by the same Justice; and

the Justice may take to himself, for the whole proceeding, seven No Appeal. Shillings like Money, and no more; and such Sentence and Judgment Bar to further shall be conclusive, and without Appeal, and a Bar to any other Prosecution;

Prosecution of any kind, for that Crime, except the Crime be such, Action.

as shall intitle any Person to an Action at Law for Damages, and in mitting great that Case it shall not bar the Party's Action; but if the Way-warden, bouend over to so informing or prosecuting, shall conceive the Crime or Offence to Sessions, &c. be great, then, at the Request of the same Way-warden, the Party S. 10.15: offending (or neglecting] shall be bound to the next Sessions to be

held for this Island, to answer the same, where the same shall be proceeded on, as is usual in Case of Indictments, or Presentments, in this Island, for Trespasses, and the Justices have hereby Power in their Sessions of the Peace, and Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and of Gaol Delivery, have Power, to assess Fines on the Parties found guilty, or any of them, not exceeding fifty Pounds, lawful Money of Antigua, to the Use of His Majesty, His Heirs, and Successors, to be paid into the Publick Treasury of this Island, to be applied towards the repairing and building the Forts and Fortifications of this

Island. Clause repeal- XXII. And if any Person shall neglect or refuse to send all or any S. 16% yet ad. Part of his Quota of Slaves to the Highways, being duly summoned,

such Person shall pay and forfeit five Shillings per Diem, for each Slave April, 1797, wanting, which Forfeiture shall be recovered before any one Justice of the (No.517,) 2. Peace, and levied by his Warrant on the Goods and Chattels of the Offenpose similar der, to be sold by Out-cry, for which Default the Certificate of any one Prendet me the Way-warden shall be sufficient Evidence to convict the Offender, of Pecovery, unless the Offender can make appear, that he is not obliged to send or not sending Slaves to such Ilighways, or that he did comply with this Act; and

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in No. 533.

11th G20. I.

No. 180.

A. D. 1724. the Justice of Peace is hereby required finally to determine such Slopes to mork Compla int, within fourteen Days after the same is made, which Ponds. Forfeiture for not sending shall be to the Use of His Majesty, His Heirs, and Successors, to be imployed on the Forts and Tortifications of this Island.

XXIII. And if any Way-warden shall neglect his Duty, by suf-Schorar fering the Ways to be unrepaired or uncleansed, or otherwise, to Highways, contrary to this Act, he shall, upon Complaint made to any Justice of the Peace on Oath, be bound to appear at the next Sessions to answer the same, or may be presented at the Sessions for the same, and be there proceeded against, as other Persons neglecting or offending against this Act.

XXIV. And if any Justice of the Peace shall fail to do his Duty Justice diso, in any Respect, as by this Act is before or hereafter required, he shall forfeit 508. reforfeit fifty Pounds, lawful Money of this Island, for every Offence or conceivable by Neglect, to be recovered in any Court of this Island, by Action of Debt; one Moiety to the Use of the Informer suing for the same, and the other Noiety to the Use of Ilis Majesty, Ilis Heirs, and former, and Successors, to be paid into the Publick Treasury of this Island, to be imployed about the Forts and Fortifications thereof, in which Fortifications

. Actions the Informer, if he recover, shall recover also full Costs.

Informer re

Forfeiture to

go, Half to

Half to Treasury towards

covering, to have Costs.

Not more than one Jury-path

XXV. And whereas People do frequently petition for Paths, commonly called Jury-paths, for their own Convenience, which are usually granted by the Justices at Sessions, without any Inquiry into the Reasonableness of such Petitions, which may prove a Prejudice to some Persons hereafter; be it therefore enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That no Person shall be allowed to have any other Jurypath from his Plantation, where he hath one already, nor shall any to be allowed Person not having a Jury-path from his Plantation, be hereafter fiom. Plantaallowed more than one Jury-path from his Plantation.

XXVI. And also, That no Jury-path or Way shall be hereafter Jury-path not granted on such Petition, unless such Petition be first signed by some unless Justice Justice of the Peace, and a Summons thereon issued, and signed by simon Bernition some Justice of Peace, to the Way-wardens of the Division or issue thereon Divisions, where the said Path or Way is intended to run, and to the

to Way-warParties through whose Ground the same is to be made, to appear at Parties conthe next Sessions to shew Cause why the said Petition should not be shew cause granted ; and such Notice shall be, by leaving a Copy of the Sum- against l'eti. mons, so issued by the Justice of Peace, signed by the Constable, and served by him on the said Way-wardens, or Parties, or left at li2

their

dens and to

tion.

for Petition

of .

Constable's Fee Ss. for each Summons. Constable dis

11th GEO. I.
No. 180.

A.D. 1724. their Houses, or Places of usual Abode, at least forty-eight Hours before the Sessions, at which the same Petition is intended to be preferred, and Oath of such Service made, either before a Justice of Peace on Oath, or at the Sessions in open Court, and indorsed on or

annext to the same Petition. Justice's Fees

XXVII. And the Justice of Peace, for his signing the Petition, and Summons and issuing a Summons on the same, shall and may receive from the bis. for Proof. Petitioner six Shillings lawful Money of this Island, and no more;

for Proof of the Service, if made before him, three Shillings like Money, and no more ; and the Constable, for each Party summoned, three Shillings like Money, upon Proof of the Service; and if any

Constable shall neglect or refuse to do his Duty according to this obeying Act. Act, he shall forfeit any Sum not exceeding ten Pounds, lawful 10. forfeito por: Money of this Island, to be assessed and laid by the Justices at their

Sessions, or Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery in this Island, upon any Indictment. Presentment, or Information, there to be found or exhibited.

XXVIII. And if any Justice of the Peace or Way-warden shall be sued for exe. sued or molested for any Thing done by Virtue of this Act, he or the cuting Act

shall and may plead the General Issue, and give this Act in Evidence may plead General Issue, in such Suit; and if the plaintiff in such Suit be nonsuit, or disconand give Act

tinue his Action, or a Verdict be found against him, he shall pay Treble Costs. treble Costs of Suit; and this Act shall be esteemed a General Act, Act a General and all Judges, Justices, and Juries are to take Notice thereof

accordingly.

Dated in the Town of St. John's this eleventh Day of August, one thousand seven hundred and twenty-four, and in the eleventh Year

of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE, by the Grace of God March, 1789, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, -relating to the

&c.

mar. recoverable before Justices in Sessions, &c.

Justice or
Waywarden

in Evidence.

Act.

N. B. Besides
the Acts ad.
verted to, there
is an Act
(No. 461)
dated 27th

Five Island
Road.

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Nis. 181, 182,

15th G EO. I.

A. D. 1730.

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An Act for settling, confirming, and establishing, the Col- No. 181.

lection made of the Acts of Antigua, and making the MOBSOLETE. same Collection, and certain Copies thereof, to be taken 180 was the to be Records.

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last Act in the Collection, which occasion ed, in placing this, an Interruption of the Order of Time.

Dated 15th January, 1730.

An Act to invest certain Lands in His Majesty, His Heirs No. 182.

and Successors, for the Use of His Majesty's Ships of

War. W HEREAS pursuant to and by Virtue of an Act of this Island, PREAMBLE. bearing Date the twenty-fourth Day of December, in the Year of our Recites Grant Lord God one thousand seven hundred, intituled, An Act for the fur- Joseph Green; ther promoting the Number of the Inhabitants of this Island, and more particularly encouraging the King's Soldiers now to be disbanded, to continue therein, by enabling them to become Settlers amongst us ; there were granted, by the Commander in Chief, Council, and Assembly of this Island, unto Joseph Green, ten Acres of Land, lying in the Division of Falmouth, in this Island, bounded to the North with the Land of Colonel Edward Warner, to the South with the Land formerly of Pentecost Kerby, but lately in the Possession of John Blunden, East with the Land of Henry Nanton and Charles Pritchet, deceased, and West with English Harbour ; as by the Petition of the said Joseph Green, and the Grant thereon, dated the fourteenth Day of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighteen, duly recorded, may appear :

II. And whereas also, by Virtue of the same recited Act, there were formerly granted, in like Manner, to William Greatrix, other ten and to William Acres of Land, in the Division of Falmouth aforesaid, being butted and bounded as follows ; viz. Beginning at a Loblolly Tree, and running thence West nine Chains eighty-four Links, thence round the Point to a Loblolly Tree at the Head of the Swamp, and thence to the first Station ; bounded to the East with Land now or late of Richard Soanes, South with the Land now or late of William Anderton, to the North with the Land now or late of Pentecost Kerby, and to the West with the Sea; as by the Petition of the said William Greatrix, the Grant

thereon,

Greatrir;

for Petition

.

11th GEO. I.
No. 180.

A.D. 1724. their Houses, or Places of usual Abode, at least forty-eight Hours before the Sessions, at which the same Petition is intended to be preferred, and Oath of such Service made, either before a Justice of Peace on Oath, or at the Sessions in open Court, and indorsed on or

annext to the same Petition. Justice's Fees

XXVII. And the Justice of Peace, for his signing the Petition, and Summons and issuing a Summons on the same, shall and may receive from the 6s. for Proof. Petitioner six Shillings lawful Money of this Island, and no more;

for Proof of the Service, if made before him, three Shillings like Money, and no more; and the Constable, for each Party summoned, three Shillings like Money, upon Proof of the Service; and if any

Constable shall neglect or refuse to do his Duty according to this obeying Act. Act, he shall forfeit any Sum not exceeding ten Pounds, lawful to forfeito 101. Money of this Island, to be assessed and laid by the Justices at their

Sessions, or Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery Sessions, &c.

in this Island, upon any Indictment. Presentment, or Information, there to be found or exhibited.

XXVIII. And if any Justice of the Peace or Way-warden shall be Waywarden sued for exe. sued or molested for any Thing done by Virtue of this Act, he or the cuting Act

shall and may plead the General Issue, and give this Act in Evidence may plead General Issue, in such Suit; and if the Plaintiff in such Suit be nonsuit, or disconand give Act

tinue his Action, or a Verdict be found against him, he shall pay Treble Costs. treble Costs of Suit; and this Act shall be esteemed a General Act, Act a General and all Judges, Justices, and Juries are to take Notice thereof

accordingly.

Constable's Fee Ss. for each Summons. Constable dis

able before Justices in

Justice or

in Evidence.

Act.

N. B. Besides
the Acts ad.
verted to, there
is an Act
(No. 461)
dated 27th

Dated in the Town of St. John's this eleventh Day of August, one thousand seven hundred and twenty-four, and in the eleventh Year

of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE, by the Grace of God March, 1789, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith,

&c.

relating to the Five Island Road.

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