Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway Act 1837

Publication Date:January 01, 1837
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway Act 1837

(7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict.) c. cxvi

An Act for making and maintaining a Railway from Glasgow to Greenock by Paisley and Port Glasgow, to be called "The Glasgow, Paisley, and Greenock Railway."

[15th July 1837]

ANNO PRIMO VICTORLE REGIN.E. *#**#****************************************#****** Cap. cxvi. An Act for making and maintaining a Railway from Glasgow to Greenock by Paisley and Port Glasgow, to be called " The Glasgow, Paisley, and [15th July 1837.] Greenock Railway." w 1EREAS the making a Railway, with proper Works and Conveniences connected therewith, for the Conveyance of Passengers, Goods, and Merchandize from Glasgow to Greenock by Paisley and Port Glasgow, would be of great public Advantage by opening an additional cheap and expeditious Communication between these Towns and the adjacent and intermediate Places and Districts, and also by facilitating the Means of Intercourse between these Towns and the Districts of Country through which the Line of said Railway will pass : And whereas the several Persons herein-after named are willing, at their own Costs and Charges, to carry the said Undertaking 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 Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Con* sent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority oV the same, That William Macfie, Provost of Greenock, Archibald Falconer, Provost of Port Glasgow, William Crawfurd, William Maxwell Alexander, William Napier, Andrew Donaldson Campbell, John Scott, Adam M'Leish, Thomas Lang, James Stewart, Andrew Ramsay, John Gray, tLocal.] 49 F Robert ncorpo 4438 Rules for the Interpretation of this Act 1 VICTORIA, CVcxvi. Bobert Steele, Andrew Lindsay, Robert Ewing, Ntnian Hill, Andrew Muir, Walter Washington Buchanan, Thomas Hamlin, William Rodger, Daniel Sharp, Houston Stewart, William Dixon, Robert Baine, Roger Aytoun, Robert Dow Ker, Charles Cunningham Scott, Alexander Thorn-son, David Balderston, James Tasker, Alexander M'Callum, John Martin, David Crawford, Walter Baine junior, 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 Branch Railways 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 c'The Glasgow, Paisley, and Greenock Railway Company," and by that Name shall have perpetual Succession and a Common Seal, and by that Name 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 incuring any Penalties or Forfeitures, and shall have and exercise all other Powers and Authorities which are herein-after given and mentioned. II. And be it further enacted, That where in this Act any Word shall be used importing the Singular Number only, such Word shall extend and be applied to several Persons or Things as well as one Person or Thing; and where any Word importing the Plural Number shall be used, the same shall extend and be applied to one Person or Thing as well as several Persons or Things; and where any Word shall be used importing the Masculine Gender only, such Word shall be understood to include Females as well as Males; and where the Word " Lands" shall be used, the same shall be understood to include Tenements, Buildings, and all Heritages whatsoever; and where the Word u Corporations" snail be used, the same shall be understood to mean any Body Politic, Corporate, orCollegiate, Civil or Ecclesiastical, Aggregate or Sole; and where the Words u Chartered Banks" shall be used, the same shall be understood to mean the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Bank of Scotland, the British Linen Company, the Commercial-Bank of Scotland, and the National Bank of Scotland; and where the Word " Sheriff" is used, the same shall be understood to include Sheriff Substitute; and where the Word " Month" is used, the same shall be understood to mean Calendar Month ; and where the Word "Railway" is used, the same shall be understood to include the Railway, Branch Railways, Yards, Stations, Wharfs, and other Works hereby authorized to be made ; and where the Word ' Company" shall be used, the same shall be understood to mean the "Glasgow, Paisley, and Greenock Railway Company;" unless in any of the Cases aforesaid it be otherwise specially provided, or there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to such Construction. Company empowered to make the Railway III. And be itjfurther enacted, That, save as herein-after excepted, it shall be lawful for the said Comp'any and they are hereby empowered to make and maintain the Railway and Branch Railways 1 herein 1 VICTORIA Cap.cxri. 4439 herein-after mentioned, with all proper Works and Conveniences con- and other nected therewith, in the Line or Course, and upon, across, under, or ^ork\ d over the Lands delineated on the Plans and described in the Books of [n'tlTpiaces Reference deposited with the respective Clerks of the Peace for the named. Counties of Lanark and Renfrew ; (that is to say,) a Railway commencing at or near to a House in Greenock commonly called or known by the Name of the Mansion House of Greenock, in the Old or West Parish and New or Middle Parish of Greenock, both or one of them, in the Town of Greenock* and terminating at or near to the Bridge over the River Clyde called the Glasgow Bridge, in the Parish of Govan or Gorbals, both or one of them, and County of Lanark, and passing from, through, or into the several Parishes, Townships, and Extra-parochial and other Places following; (that is to say,) the Old or West Parish of Greenock, theNew or Middle Parish of Greenock, and East Parish of Greenock, the Parishes of Port Glasgow, Kilmalcolm, Erskine, Inchinnan, the united Parishes of Houston and Kittallan, Kilbarchan, Renfrew, the Abbey Parish of Paisley, the High Church Parish of Paisley, the New North Parish of Paisley, and the Middle Parish of Paisley, or some of them, in the County of Renfrew, the Parish of Govan in the Counties of Lanark and Renfrew, both or one of them, and Parish of Gorbals in the County of Lanark; also to make and maintain a Branch Railway from and out of the said first-mentioned Railway, with all proper Works and Conveniences connected therewith, commencing at or near to Delingburn Street or Bogle Street in the Town of Greenock, by or near to Virginia Street and Rue-end Street in the said Town, to the Harbours, Docks, and Quays of Greenock, the whole of which Places are situated in the several Parishes of Greenock, in particular in the Old or West, New or Middle, and East Parishes of Greenock and County of Renfrew ; and also another Branch Railway from and out of the said first-mentioned Railway, with all proper Works and Conveniences connected therewith, commencing at or near to Port Glasgow or Newark, to the Harbours, Docks, and Quays of Port Glasgow, all in the Parish of Port Glasgow in the said County of Renfrew. IV. And whereas Maps or Plans and Sections describing the Line plans and and Levels of the said Railway, and the Lands in, through, over, or Books of upon which the same are intended to be carried or made, together Refer?nce with Books of Reference thereto containing Lists of the Names of w^hoie the Owners or reputed Owners, Lessees or reputed Lessees, and clerk of the Occupiers of such Lands, have been deposited with the Clerks of Peace to the Peace for the Counties of Lanark and Renfrew, and such Plans remain there and Sections have been approved of by Parliament as the Plans 0" t0 and Sections according to which the Railway hereby authorized to inspection. be made shall be constructed ; be it therefore enacted, That the said 4 Maps or Plans, Sections, and Books of Reference so deposited shall remain with and be kept by the said Clerks of the Peace respectively ; and all Persons interested in any Manner in such Lands shall have Liberty at all reasonable Times to inspect and to make Extracts from or Copies of the said Maps or Plans, Sections and Books of Reference respectively, paying to the Clerk of the Peace in whose Custody the Map or Plan, Section, or Book of Reference so inspected or referred to may be, for every Inspection the Sum of One Shilling, and for furnishing Copies of or Extracts from 4440 1 VICTORIA, Cap.cxvL from the said Books of Reference after the Rate of Sixpence for every One hundred Words; and the said Maps or Plans, Sections, and Books of Reference, or true Copies thereof, or of so much thereof respectively as shall relate to any Matter which may be in question, certified under the Hand of such Clerk of the Peace from whose Office the same shall be obtained (who is hereby required to certify the same), shall be and are hereby declared to be good Evidence in all Courts of Law or elsewhere. Uninten- V. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That, save as here- tional Errors after excepted, it shall be law ful for the said Company to make the said Works in the Act or - - - - - over, upon, under, or across the Lands delineated on the said Maps or Plans, although such Lands or any of them, or the Situation thereof Flans or Books of Reference nottoprevent respectively, or^the Namesof the Owners, Lessees, or Occupiers thereof thTTct respectively, may happen to be omitted, mis-stated, or erroneously described in the Schedule hereto or in the said Books of Reference, if it shall appear to any Two or more Justices of the Peace for either of the...

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