Eastern Counties Railway Act 1836

Cited as:1836 c. cvi
Jurisdiction:UK Non-devolved
Eastern Counties Railway Act 1836

(6 & 7 Will. 4) c. cvi

An Act for making a Railway from London to Norwich and Yarmouth, by Romford, Chelmsford, Colchester, and Ipswich, to be called " The Eastern Counties Railway.

[04th July 1836]

ANNO SEXTO & SEPTIMO GULIELMIIV REGIS. *******#****#*******#***************************?#*** Cap. cvi. An Act for making a Railway from London to Norwich and Yarmouth, by Romford, Chelmsford, Colchester, and Ipswich, to be called " The Eastern Counties Railway." [4th July 1836.] W HEREAS the making a Railway from London to Norwich and Yarmouth, passing by Romford, Chelmsford, Colchester, and Ipswich, would be of great public Advantage by opening an additional, certain, and expeditious Communication be tween those Cities and Towns and the intermediate and adjacent Towns and Districts, and also by facilitating the Means of Inter course between the Metropolis and the Eastern Districts of England: And whereas the King's most Excellent Majesty, in right of His Crown, is interested in certain Property on the Line of the said pro posed Railway: And whereas the several Persons herein-after named are willing at their own Costs and Charges to carry the said Under taking into execution, but the same cannot be effected without the Authority of Parliament: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted ; and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That Robert Alexander, Colonel Proprietors Sir Robert Harvey, Henry Bosanquet, William Barth, William Curzon incorporated. Crauford, John Cobbold, Reverend John Chevillier, George Clapham, Henry Dixon, Thomas Bilcliffe Fylei', Thomas Charles Holcombe, Charles [Local] 48 K Wood, 4362 6&7GULIELMI IV. Cap. cvl Wood, Henry Luard, Joseph Marriage junior, Nicholas Roskell, Joseph Hornby, William Morgan, Thomas Crulivell, Major William Richards, John Douglas, and William Richardson, and all other Persons and Corporations who have subscribed or shall hereafter subscribe towards the said Undertaking, and their several and respective Successors, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, shall be and they are hereby united into a Company for making and maintaining the said Railway and other Works by this Act authorized, and for other the Purposes herein declared, according to the Provisions and Restrictions herein-after mentioned, and for that Purpose shall be One Body Corporate by the Name and Style of " The Eastern Counties Railway Company," and by that Name shall have perpetual Succession" and a Common Seal, and shall and may sue and be sued, and also shall have Power and Authority to purchase, hold, and sell Lands for the Use and Benefit of the said Undertaking without incurring any Penalties or Forfeitures, and shall also have and exercise all other Powers and Authorities which are herein-after given or mentioned. Rules for tlie II. And be it further enacted, That in the Interpretation or legal Interpret!!- Construction of this Act, where any Word is used importing the non o ins Singular Number or the Masculine Gender only, such Word shall be understood and held to include several Matters and Things as well as one Matter and Thing, several Persons as well as one Person, and Females as well as Males; and where the Word " Lands" shall be used the same shall be understood and held to include Tenements, Buildings, and all other Hereditaments, and any Rights or Easements over Lands, Tenements, Buildings, and other Hereditaments; and where the Word " Corporation" shall be used, the same shall be understood and held to mean any Body Politic, Corporate, or Collegiate, Civil or Ecclesiastical, Aggregate or Sole; unless in any of the Cases aforesaid it be otherwise specially provided, or there be something in the Subject or Context clearly repugnant to such Construction. Proprietors m. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said nev-'moUst Company to raise amongst themselves any Sum of Money for making themselves al)(l maintaining the said Railway and other Works by this Act for the Uu- authorized, not exceeding in the whole One million six hundred dcrtaking, thousand Pounds, the whole to be divided into Shares of Twenty-five j'cooooo/0" ^ount's eacn an(l Slich Shares shall be numbered, beginning with to be'divided Number One, in arithmetical Progression, and every Share shall be into Shares distinguished by the Number to be applied to the same ; and the said of 2.)/. each. Shares shall be and are hereby vested in the several Parties taking the same, and their several and respective Successors, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, to their proper Use and Benefit, proportionally to the Sum they shall severally contribute; and all Corporations and Persons, and their several and respective Successors, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, who have subscribed or shall severally subscribe for One or more Share or Shares, or such Sum or Stuns as shall be demanded in lieu thereof towards the said Undertaking and other the Purposes of the said Subscription, shall be entitled to and shall receive in proportionable Parts, according to the respective Sums so by them respectively paid, the net Profits and Advantages 6 & 7 GULIELMI IV. Cap.cn http://Cap.cn . 4363 Advantages which shall arise or accrue from or by the Rates, Tolls, and other Sums of Money to be received by the said Company as artd when the same shall be divided by the Authority of this Act. IV. And be it further enacted, That the several Persons who have To compel subscribed or who shall hereafter subscribe or agree to advance or Payment of pay any Money for or towards the said Undertaking, shall and they jj",,*^"1'" are hereby required to pay the Sums of Money by them respectively subscribed or agreed to be paid, or such Parts thereof as shall from Time to Time be called for by the Directors of the said Company under the Powers of this Act, at such Times and Places and to such Persons as shall be directed by the said Directors; and in case any Person shall refuse or neglect to pay as aforesaid the Money by him so subscribed for, or the Part thereof so called for, it sliall be lawful for the said Company to sue for and recover the same, with full Costs of Suit, in any Court of Law or Equity, together with Interest on every such unpaid Sum of Money at the Rate of Five Pounds per Centum per Annum, from the Time when the same was directed to be paid as aforesaid up to the Day of the actual Payment thereof. V. And be it further enacted, That the Money to be raised by the Application said Company by virtue of this Act shall be laid out and applied, of Money to in the first place, in paying and discharging all Costs and Expences 1)e raisei1, incurred in applying for, obtaining, and passing this Act, and all other Expences preparatory or relating thereto, and afterwards the Remainder of such Money shall be applied in, for, and towards purchasing Lands, and making and maintaining the said Railway and other Works, and in otherwise carrying this Act into execution. VI. And be further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Company Company and they are hereby empowered to make and maintain the e'P^e,ecl Railway herein-after mentioned, with all proper Works and Conve- Uaifwav.16 niences connected therewith, in the Line or Course, and upon, across, under, or over the Lands delineated upon the amended Plan, and described in the amended Book of Reference to be deposited with the respective Clerks of the Peace for the Counties of Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk, and the Town and County of the City of Norwich; (that is to say,) a Railway commencing at or near High Street, Shoreditch, in the Parish of Saint Leonard's Shoreditch in the County of Middlesex, and to terminate in, at, or near Norwich and Great Yarmouth, (that is to say, as regards Norwich, in, at, or near Carroiv Abbey Field in or near the City and County of Norwich, and as regards Great Yarmouth, at or near the new Suspension Bridge in Great Yarmouth aforesaid,) and passing from, through, or into the Parishes, Townships, and Places of Christ Church Spitalfields, Saint Matthew Bethnal Green, Mile-end Old Town, Mile-end New Toxin, Old Ford, Stratford-k-Boxv, and Saint Mary-lc-Bow, or some of them, all in the County of Middlesex ; Loxc Lay ton, Lcytonslone, Wanslead, Little Ilford, West Ham, East Ham, Harking, with Great I [ford, I (ford, Chadwell, Havering A tie Bower, Romford, Harol's Wood, Dagenham, Hornchurch, Upminster, South Weald, Brook Street, Great J Farley, Little Warley, Brentxcood in Southweald, Ingrave, Shenfield, Mountncssing, Ingatestone, Fryerning, Buttsbury, Margarctling, Wid-ford, Writtle, Great Baddow, Moulsham, Chelmford, Bromfwld, Springfield, 4364 6 & 7 GULIELMI IV. Cap.cvi. Springfield, Boresham, Hatfield Peverell, Terling, Witham, Rivenhall, Kelvedon, Peering, Easthorpe, Copford, IAltle Tey, Marks Tey, Aldham, Stanway, West Bergholt, Lexden, Mile-end, Colchester, Saint Botolph's and Saint James's in the Borough oC Colchester, Hythe, Greenstead, and All Saints in the Borough of Colchester, Ardleigh, Dedham, Lawford, or some of them, all in the County of Essex; East Burgholt, Brantham, Holton Saint Mary, Tattingstone, Bentley, Great Wenham, Little Wenham, Raydon, Capel Saint Mary, Belstead, Wherstead, Chattesham, Copdoch, Washbrook, Ipsxvich, Saint Mary Stoke, Sproughton, Saint Peter's, Saint Matthew's, Saint Margaret's, Westerfield, Whitton, Witnesham, Ash Bocking, Gosbech, Pettaugh, Tuddenham, Akenham, Henley, Swilland, Helmiiigstone, Coddenham, Otley, Helmingham, Crowfield, Stonham Parva, Sionham Aspall, Clay-don, Winston, Mickfield, Debenham, Aspall, Kenton, Brockford, Witheringsetl, Rishangles, Thwaite, Wichham Sheigh, Thorndon All Sabits, Stoke Ash, Accold, Braiseworth, 7'hornham Magna, Thornham Parva, Yaxley, Eye...

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