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38th Geo. III.

No. 36.

A. D. 1798. or Thing, which shall in any Degree lessen or restrain any Protection, not lessened. Privilege, or Indulgence, provided or granted to Slaves by this Act, according to the true Intent and Meaning thereof.

LII. And be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That Penalties not all Penalties hereby imposed and not herein before provided for, shall ded for, recobe recoverable, by Indictment or Information, in any of His Majes- verable by Inty's Courts of Record within any of the said Islands where such Information, Penalties may be incurred; and that such Penalties, when so recovered, Treasurer.

to shall be paid into the Public Treasury of the said Island, to be appropriated for the Public Uses thereof.

Provided always, and it is hereby expressly declared, That this Act Suspending shall not be in Force, or have any Effect or Operation whatsoever, Clause. until approved and confirmed by Xis Majesty, and such Approbation and Confirmation shall have been duly signified and published.

Dated in Saint Christopher, this twenty-first Day of April, in the
thirty-eighth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the
Third, by the Grace of God of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland,
King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth ; and in the Year of our
Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight.
Read and passed the Gene-

ŞRead and passed the Gener
ral Assembly this 16th
Day of April, 1798.

Day of April, 1798.
JA. WARD,

E. MOORE,
Clerk of General Assembly.

Clerk of General Council.
OLIVER Y. ASH, Speaker.

THE

LAWS

OF THE

ISLAND OF ANTIGUA.

20th CHAR, II. A. D. 1668.

ANTIGUA.
By his Excellency William Lord Wil-

loughby of Parham, Captain General
and Chief Governor of Barbadoes,
and the rest of the Caribbee Leeward
Islands, with his Honourable Council,
and Representatives of the several
Inhabitants of this Island.

OBSOLETE.

An Act for Indemnity, and declaring all old Titles to Land No. 1.

void and lost, by Reason of the French King's Conquest. Dated 10th April, 1668.

VOL. I.

H

An

20th Chan. II.
Nis. 2-5.

A. D. 1668. No. 2. An Act for the settling the present Inhabitants of this Island

in their Lands. Dated 11th April, 1668.

OBSOLETE.

OBSOLETE.

No. 3. Acts for Appeals to Barbadoes, and for Suspension of the

Penal Laws against Persons obedient to Civil Govern-
ment, and differ in Judgment from the Church of

England.
Dated in Antigua the 11th of April, 1668.

No. 4. An Act for the Encouraging and Promoting the Settling

of this Island. Dated 11th April, 1668.

OBSOLETE. For Laws on SETTLE. MENTS and POPULATION, See Act of 24th Decem. ber, 1700 (No. 118) and the correlative Acts there referred to.

AMENDED by
Act of 9th Ja.

nuary, 1676

(No. 39) s. 5. 6. 7.8.9. 10.

rember, 1698 (No. 106).

No. 5. An Act for establishing a Register's Office, and the several

Fees that belong thereunto.

FORASMUCH as the Estates of Planters will mostly and chiefly FURTHER A- consist in Lands to be granted to them, and confirmed by Patent, or Act of 3d No which they may purchase hereafter from such who shall hold Lands,

by Force and Virtue of such Grants and Patents, and may legally

descend to them hereafter, it is thought to be Matter of very great with Referen- Concern, as well for the taking away all Occasions of Fraud, as for

the preventing future litigious Suits and Controversies touching Lands, their Grants, Alienations, or Descents to all such as shall come to be Planters, Freeholders, or Tenants of any

this Island, that an Office of registering or recording of all such Matters be appointed and established:

See No. 106,

ses to numerous correlaLive Acts,

Land upon

20th CHAR. II.

No. 5.

A.D. 1668. II. Be it therefore ordained and enacted, and it is hereby ordained Register Of. and enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That a Register Office shall blished for en be established in this Island, which shall be an Office distinct and tering Warapart from all other Offices, in the which shall be entered first all and recordWarrants for Lands hereafter to be granted, the Surveyor's Return in Sursesoris upon every such Warrant recorded, and the Original returned under Conveyances ; the Surveyor's Hand, filed, all Patents, Deeds of Sale, Leases of Land, and Mortgages, shall in the said Office be made, and afterwards recorded therein at large; and also in the said Office shall be and a Book kept one Book for Alienation of Lands, wherein shall be registered tions, kept. a brief Account of what Land every Person possesses, relating to the other Books of every Parcel entered at large, and what shall at any *Time by any Person be sold or mortgaged, from Time to Time and at all Times, to any other Person, transporting the same from the Vendor or Seller to the Account of the Vendee or Purchaser.

III. And to the end a good Order and Method may be observed Register and and kept in the said Office, touching all and every the said Entries; be appointed. Matters, and Things to be therein done, some able Person of good Discretion and Honesty shall be commissionated to be Register and Recorder in the said Register's Office, whose Fecs shall be as followeth, (viz.) For entering every Parcel of Land, and the Title from whence fees. derived, he shall or may receive thirty Pounds of Tobacco or Sugar; for each Warrant to the Surveyor, he shall or may receive one Docket of Fees hundred Pounds of Sugar or Tobacco; for entering the Surveyor's see Act of 8th Return, he shall or may receive thirty Pounds of Sugar or Tobacco ; (No. 275) sect. for drawing a Deed of Sale and recording it, he shall or may receive i. thirty Pounds of Sugar or Tobacco; for making a Lease and recording it, he shall or may receive fifty Pounds of Tobacco or Sugar ; for drawing a Patent, he shall or may receive fifty Pounds of Tobacco or Sugar; for recording a Patent at large, he shall or may receive fifty Pounds of Tobacco or Sugar; for making a Deed of Mortgage and recording it, he shall or may receive one hundred Pounds of Tobacco or Sugar; for registering each Alienation, he may receive thirty Pounds of Tobacco or Sugar; and for that especial Care is taken in this Act, for the drawing and recording all Manner of Warrants, Thing and Things concerning Lands, their particular Grants, Mortgages, Leases, and Alienations.

IV. And it is further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That nicht diese no Writing, Lease, Deed of Sale, Mortgage, or any other Transaction pealed by nerelating to Lands, made in this Island by any other Person than the ed November, Register himself, or his Clerks in the said Office, shall be any ways binding 1698 No.

Register's

For the last

February 1765

or 8. and 18.

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