Hornchurch, Romford and Havering Inclosures Act 1811

Publication Date:January 01, 1811
Hornchurch, Romford and Havering Inclosures Act 1811

(51 Geo. 3) c. clxxxvii

An Act for inclosing and dividing the Commons and Waste Lands in the Parishes of Hornchurch, Romford, and Havering, within the Manor and Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower, in the County of Essex.

[15th June 1811]

ANNO QUINQUAGESIMO PRIMO GEORGII III. REGIS. *i *l tJU *f* J *i* *j j *Jj %j *j si* i# si* si* *J s] si* ^L* - *A* ^* *JL* 0 !* *X* vl* *I* vL* +1/ ^l ^l* sl' si* s!b ^i* *JU \l* -J,* *&? *J ^i ^I si* *£* *1* VL* si* si* \L# si* si* %J Cap. 187- An Act for inclosing and dividing the Commons and Waste Lands in the Parishes of Hornchurch, Romford, and Havering, within the Manor and Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower, in the County of Essex. [15th June 1811,] W HEREAS the Manor or Lordship of Havering-atte-Bower in the County of Essex is of ancient Demesne of the Crown of England, as appears by a certain Charter made and granted by King Edward the Fourth in the Fifth Year of His Reign, whereby several Privileges and Immunities were granted to the Tenants and Inhabitants of the said Manor ; and, amongst other things, it was granted to the Tenants and Inhabitants, that the Steward of the said Manor for the Time being, and One of the discreetest and honestest Tenants or Inhabitants aforesaid, to be from Time to Time chosen by them the said Tenants and Inhabitants and their Successors, should be Justices of the Peace within the said Manor, so that the Justices of the Peace in the said County of Essex should not in .anywise meddle with any thing committed or arising within the Manor and Lordship above named, nor should take or make any Inquiry thereof: And whereas the said in part recited Charter was afterwards ratified and confirmed by divers Charters subsequently granted, and par ticularly by a Charter made and granted by Queen Mary in the First Year of Her Reign, whereby several additional Privileges and Immunities were granted, and whereby it was ordained that the Deputy Steward of the said Manor for the Time being should be a Justice of the Peace within the said Manor or Lordship, together with the High Steward, and with the [Loc. iff Per.2 47 T other 4318 51GE0RGII III. Cap.W. other Justice of the Peace by the Tenants and Inhabitants chosen and to be chosen as aforesaid; and also by a Charter made and granted by Queen Elizabeth in the Thirteenth Year of Her Reign, whereby it was, amongst other things, ordained, constituted, and declared, that the Tenants and Inhabitants of the same Lordship or Manor of Havering-atte-Bower in the County of Essex should be One Body Corporate and Politic of themselves, by the Name of The Tenants and Inhabitants of the Lordship gfHavering-atte-Bower in the County of Essex : And whereas the said Manor or Lordship of Havering-atie-Bower is divided into Seven Wards; that is to say, the Wards of Havering, Collier Row, Harroid's Wood, Noak Hill, Romford Town, Hornchurch North, and Hornchurch South ; of which Seven Wards, the Wards of Havering, Collier Row, Noak Hill, Part of Harrold9s Wood, and Part ot Romford Town Ward, are situate on the North Side of the high Road leading from London to Colchester; and the Wards of Hornchurch North and Hornchurch South, together with a Part of Romford Town Ward, and also a Part of Harroid's Wood Ward, are situate on the South Side of the same Road: And whereas there are within the said Manor of Havering-atte-Bower, as well within the Wards on the North Side as within the Wards on the South Side thereof, divers Commons, Heaths, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands: And whereas the King's most Excellent Majesty, in right of His Crown, is Lord of the said Manor of Havering-atie* Bower, and as such is entitled to the Right of Soil and Royalties in and over the Commons, Heaths, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands within the said Manor ; and Richard Benyon Esquire is Lessee of the said Manor : And whereas the King's most Excellent Majesty, as Lord of the said Manor, and the Wardens and Scholars of St. Marfs College of Winchester in Oxford commonly called New College in Oxford, and Dame Jane Saint John Mildmay, Sir William East Baronet, Sir Richard Neave Baronet,Dame Margaret Burgess, Benjamin Cooke Griffinhooffe Esquire, John HeatQn'TLscpme, Alexander BlackEsquire, William Sheldon Esquire, Edward Russell Howe Esquire, Thomas Theophilus Cock Esquire, Thomas Harding Newman Esquire, Burchet Wennell Esquire, Daniel Ximenes Esquire, William Prior Johnson Esquire, William Jacobs Esquire, William Tolbut Esquire, BamberGascoyne Esquire, Elizabeth Grafton Dare Widow, William Hilton Esquire, John Tyler Esquire, Christopher Tyler, and divers other1 Persons, are or claim to be entitled to Right of Common in and upon the said Com-monSj Heaths, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands: And whereas an Act was passed in the Forty-first Year of the Reign of His present 41G*3.e.l09. Majesty, intituled An Act for consolidating in One Act certain Provisions usually inserted in Acts of Inclosure, and for facilitating the Mode of proving the several Facts usually required on the passim of such Acts : And whereas it .would be of great Benefit to all the Persons interested in the said Com-mobs, Heaths, Waste Grounds, and Commonable Lands, and entitled to Right of Common thereon, and of public Utility, if the said Commons, Heaths, Waste Grounds* and Commonable Lands were divided and inclosed, and specific Parts thereof allotted to and amongst the King's most Excellent Majesty and the several Persons respectively entitled to Right of Common thereon, according to their several and respective Rights and Interests therein ; but inasmuch as such Division, Inclosure, and Allotment cannot be effected without the Aid and 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 Parlia- i ment 51GEORGII III. Cap.187. 4319 ment assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That John Trumper Two Com-of Uarefield in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, and Abraham Purs- missioned house Driver of the Kent Road in the County of Surry, Gentleman, and aPP01nted-their Successors, to be nominated and appointed in manner herein-after mentioned, shall be and they are appointed Commissioners for dividing and allotting the said Commons, Heaths, Waste Grounds, and: Commonable Lands, and for carrying this Act into execution, subject to the Rules, Orders, and Directions in the before-mentioned Act, so far as such Rules, Orders, and Directions are applicable to the Purposes of this present Act, and as the same are not hereby altered or controlled. II. And be it further enacted, That in case any Difference of Opinion Umpire. shall arise between the said Commissioners in the Execution of this or the said before-mentioned Act, all such Difference of Opinion, if any shall arise, shall be stated in Writing, and referred by the said Commissioners to John Loxley of South Weald in the County of Essex, Gentleman ; and such Umpire shall determine the same, and deliver to the said Commissioners, or One of them, his Determination in Writing, the Name of the said Umpire being thereto signed; and the Judgment and Determination of the said Umpire therein shall be deemed and taken to be the Judgment and Determination of the said Commissioners, and they the said Commissioners shall and they are hereby required to conform thereto; and such Determination shall be in-rolled and recorded with and in the same Manner as the other Proceedings of the said Commissioners under this Act. IIL And be it further enacted, That if the said Abraham Purshouse Driver p0wer to ap-shall die, or refuse to act or become incapable of acting as a Commis- point new sioner in the Execution of this Act, before all the Powers, Authorities, and Commis-Trusts hereby reposed in the said Commissioners shall have been fully exe- ^oom ^ cuted and performed, it shall be lawful for the King's most Excellent Mn Driver. Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, Lords of the said Manor for the Time being, or for the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Re-venue, or for the Person or Persons executing the Office of Surveyor General of His Majesty's Land Revenues for the Time being, by Writing under his Hand, to nominate and appoint One other fit and proper Person (not interested in the Premises) to be a Commissioner in the Place of the said Abraham Purshouse Driver ; and if any Commissioner or Commissioners who shall be appointed in the Place of the said Abraham Purshouse Driver shall die, or refuse to act or become incapable of acting as aforesaid, such future Vacancies shall be filled up in like Manner by the said King's Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, Lords of the said Manor, or by the Surveyor General, or the Person or Persons executing the Office of Surveyor General j and that if' the said John Trumper shall die, or refuse to act or become in- Another capable of acting as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act, before all Commis-the Powers, Authorities, and Trusts aforesaid shall be fully executed and goner in the performed, it shall be lawful for the major Part in Value (to be ascertained M"^, roper% by the Land Tax Assessment, whether such Land Tax shall have been redeemed or not) of the Proprietors of Lands within the said Manor (except the King's Majesty), or their respective known Agents or Attornies, present at a Meeting to be holden for that Purpose, (and which Meeting the said Commissioners or the surviving or remaining Commissioner.are and is hereby, required to call and convene as soon as may be after the Death, Refusal^ or Incapacity of such last-mentioned Commissioner,) by Writing under their respective ?4320 51GEORGII III. Cap.W. respective Hands, to nominate and appoint One other fit and proper Person (not interested) to be a Commissioner in the Place of the said John...

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