Hulmes Chapel and Chelford (Cheshire) Road Act 1819

Publication Date:January 01, 1819
Cheltenham Gas Act 1819

(59 Geo. 3) c. xvii

An Act for lighting with Gas the Town and Parish of Cheltenham and Precincts thereof in the County of Gloucester.

[6th April 1819]

ANNO QUINQUAGESIMO NONO GEORGII III. REGIS. **************************************************** Cap. xvii. An Act for lighting with Gas the Town and Parish of Cheltenham and Precincts thereof in the County of Gloucester. [6th April 1819.] W HEREAS the Town of Cheltenham in the County of Gloucester is large and populous, and the Limits and Liberties thereof are very extensive, and it would be of great Advantage to the Inhabitants of the said Town and of the Limits and Liberties of the same, and to the Public at large, if the Streets and other public Passages and Places were better lighted : And whereas an Act was passed in the Twenty- sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for 26G.3.C.116. paving the Footways and Passages in the Town of Cheltenham in the County of Gloucester, and for better cleansing and lighting the said Town, for taking down certain old Buildings now standing therein, and for removing and preventing other Encroachments, Nuisances, and Annoyances:' And whereas another Act was passed in the Forty-sixth Year of the Reign of His said Majesty, intituled An Act for amending and enlarging the Powers of an Act 46G.3.C.117. passed in the Twenty-sixth Tear of His present Majesty, for paving the Foot ways and Passages in the Town of Cheltenham in the County of Gloucester, and for better cleansing and lighting the said Town, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein : And whereas Inflammable Air, Gas, Coke, Oil, Tar, Pitch, Asphaltum, Ammoniacal Liquor, and Essential Oil may be procured from Coal and other Materials: And whereas the said Inflammable Air or Gas being conveyed by means of Pipes may be safely and beneficially used for lighting the several Streets, Highways, [Local.~} 5 R Squares, 434 59GEORGII III. Ggo.xvii. Squares, Market Places, and other Places within the said Town and Parish, and the Liberties and Limits thereof, and for lighting Shops and private Houses and Buildings ; and the Coke may be beneficially employed as Fuel in private Houses and Manufactories, and the said Oil, Tar, Pitch, Asphaltum, Ammoniacal Liquor, and Essential Oil may be used and applied in various other Ways with great Advantage: And whereas the several Persons herein-after named are willing and desirous at their own Costs and Charges to effect the several Purposes aforesaid ; but such beneficial Purposes cannot be carried fully and completely into execution 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 Common?, in this present Parliament assembled, and by Company the Authority of the same, That Thomas Alder, William Allen, John Baker, incorporated. Mark Baker, Edward Bartley, John Barrett, David Banbury, James Bate, John Griffith Bevan, William Bishop, John Bishop the younger, Charles Bishop, Joseph Blizard, Samuel Blackwell, James Boustead, Thomas Bruce, Peter Butt, Edmund Carr, William Carter, Samuel Cave, Benjamin Chapman, John Cook, Thomas Cook, Charles Corderoy, Joseph Cos sens, William Cox, John Crook, Josiah Davis, Richard Dawes, Thomas Dawes, John Doughty, Thomas Draper, Thomas Entwisle, Thomas Fisher (Banker), Thomas Fisher (Ironmonger), William Fisher, Thomas Fletcher, Thomas Forty, Richard Forster, Thomas French, John Gardner, William Gomm, Samuel Toung Griffith, Thomas Griffiths, John Gunton, Gilbert Hall, Charles Hale, Mossop Haile, Thomas Haines, Edward Hatch, Richard Harrison, Charles Harrison, William Hastings, William Heath, Thomas Henney, Ber-ther Herbert, Andrew Hingston, Thomas Hicks, James Hodges, William Hughes, Edward Hughes, John Hughes, John James, William Jessett, James Jones, Richard Joseph, John David Kelly, Mary Kelly, Samuel Kent, B.E. Kent, William Kendall, J. W. Keene, Richard Kitclee, John Lee, Edward Lewis, Conway Whithorne Lovesey, Aaron Manby, John Major, Edward Matthews, Daniel Matthews, Maurice M'Mullen, Walter Mecey, Robert Merrifield, John Milsom, James Morris, James Moss, Stephen Hemsted Murley, James Neyler, David Neale, John Newton, Benjamin Newbury, William Newman, John Nicholson, Charles Oliver, Jonathan Qldfield, Arthur Parker, James Cooke Pinker, Benjamin Pollard, Sarah Postans, John Read, William Reeks, William Richardson, John Roberts, George Russell, Peter Ryan, Richard Saunders, Thomas Sheldon, Samuel Shedden, Thomas Smith, Joseph Smith, Henry Stiles, Thomas Stone, William Stone the younger, Catharine Thornton, John Togwell, Robert Tombs, William Watcham, William Watts, Thomas Watson, Thomas Weaver, William Weak, Richard White, John Whitmore, Thomas Wheeler, William Wheeler, George Arthur Williams, Charles Williams (Builder), Charles Williams (Stonemason), Henry Chester Williams, Robert Williams, Thomas Witts, Thomas Wilson, Moses Tearsley, and Edward Toung, and all and every such other Person or Persons as from Time to Time shall become a Subscriber or Subscribers, or be duly admitted a Member or Members into their Company as herein-after is mentioned,' and their respective Successors, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, shall be and they are hereby declared to be one Body Politic Their Stile and Corporate, by the Name of the Cheltenham Gas Light and Coke and Powers. Company, and by that Name shall have perpetual Succession and a Common Seal, and by that Name shall and may sue and be sued, plead and i be 59GEORGII III. Cap.xvil 435 be impleaded, at Law or in Equity, and shall and may prefer and prosecute any Bill or Bills of Indictment against any Person or Persons who shall commit any Felony, Misdemeanor, or other Offence indictable by the Laws of this Realm ; and that the said Company of Proprietors.shall be established for the Purpose of producing Inflammable Air, Gas, Coke, Oil, Tar, Pitch, Asphaltum, Ammoniacal Liquor, and Essential Oil from Coal or any other Materials, and shall have full Power from Time to Time to make Contracts or agree with the Commissioners under the said recited Acts, or any other Commissioners or Directors or Trustees, having the Control, Direction, or Management of the lighting of the said Town: and Parish, and the Liberties, Limits, or Precincts thereof, or any of them, or any Part or Parts thereof respectively, or with any Person or Persons, or Body or Bodies Politic, Corporate, or Collegiate, or Corporation or Corporations Aggregate or Sole, who may be willing and desirous of contracting or agreeing with the said Company of Proprietors, and they are hereby empowered to contract with the said Company, for the lighting of such Town, Parish, Liberties, Limits, and Precincts thereof, or of Streets, Roads, Squares, or Market Places, or of any Manufactories or Places of public Exhibition, or Shops, Inns, Taverns, or other Buildings or private Houses, or any of them, within the said Town and Parish, or the Liberties, Limits, or Precincts thereof, or any or either of them, and to sell and dispose of such Coke, Oil, Tar, Pitch, Asphaltum, Ammoniacal Liquor, and Essential Oil, and other Products as aforesaid ; and all Parts ascertained and fixed, or hereafter to be ascertained, varied, and fixed, as the Limits or Boundaries of the said Town and the Suburbs thereof, for the Purposes of the said recited Acts, by the Commissioners from Time to Time acting under the same, or either of them, shall be deemed for the Purposes of this Act as Parts of the Precincts of the said Town : Provided always, that it shall be lawful for the said Company to light any other-Parts of the said Town, or the Precincts thereof, although such Parts may not be within the Jurisdiction of the Commissioners for executing the said recited Acts, or either of them. II. Provided always, and be it, further enacted, That every such Con- Contracts tract or Agreement for lighting the said Town of Cheltenham, or the w,.thCom- Limits or Liberties thereof, to be entered into with any of the Commis- [o^beTentered sioners appointed or to be appointed by virtue of the said recited Acts, or into at Public either of them, shall be entered into at a Special Meeting of the said Meetings. Commissioners to be holden for that Purpose, and at which Meeting not less than Fourteen Commissioners shall be present; and of the Time, Place, and Purpose of such Meeting, Fourteen Days previous Notice at the least shall be given by Advertisement in the Gloucester Journal or Gloucester Herald, and in the Cheltenham Chronicle, or in one of them, or in some other Newspaper published and circulated in the said County of Gloucester, and also by Writing to be affixed on the Door of the Parish Church of Cheltenham aforesaid ; and such Meeting shall from Time to Time be called by the said Commissioners, on Application to them for that Purpose by the said Company or their Successors, or their Clerk or Superintendent for the Time being. III. And be it further enacted, That in order to enable the said Com- Fower to pany to construct or make Gasometers and other necessary Works, and to contract for ee^ building. 436 59GEORGII III. G^.xvii. erect any Manufactory or Manufactories, or other Buildings for the Purposes of this Act, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Company of Proprietors, or their Committee of Management, and they are hereby empowered, as soon as conveniently may be after the passing of this Act,' to contract and agree for the absqlute Purchase of any Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments; Freehold or Copyhold, within the said Town, or the Neighbourhood thereof, below the present Turnpike Gates at the Bottom of the said Town (not exceeding Five Acres in the whole), with any Body Politic, Corporate, or Collegiate, or any Tenant or Tenants for Life, or in Fee Tail, General or...

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