Malitia (Tower Hamlets) Act 1796

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1796 c. 25
Anno Regni GEORGII III. tricesimo septimo. An Act for the better raising and ordering the Militia Forces of theTower Hamlets , in the County of Middlesex .—

(37 Geo. 3) C A P. XXV.

[30th December 1796]

WHEREAS it is expedient to vary the Mode of raising the Militia within and for the Liberty or District of theTower Division, in the County of Middlesex , commonly known by the Name of the TowerHamlets :' Be it therefore 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 it shall and may be lawful to and for his Majesty's Constable of the , and Lieutenant of theTower Hamlets for the Time being, and in the Absence of the said Constable or Lieutenant out of the Kingdom, or in case of Vacancy of the Office of Lieutenant, the Deputy Lieutenants of the said Hamlets, authorized by his Majesty, or any three or more of them for the Time being, or the major Part of them, assembled at any Public Meeting or Court of Lieutenancy to be called for that Purpose, and they are hereby respectively empowered and required to call together, arm, array, and cause to be trained and exercised such Persons within and for the said Tower Hamlets , in such Manner as in and by an Act, passed in the twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of his present Majesty, intituled, An Act for amending and reducing into one Act of Parliament the Laws relating to the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England is directed with respect to the several Counties, Cities, and Places, in the said Act named; and that from and after the passing of this Act, all the Powers and Authorities given and granted by the said Act of the twenty-sixth Year aforesaid, or by any subsequent Act or Acts of Parliament relating to the Militia Forces of this Kingdom, and also all Powers, Provisions, Rules, Regulations, Penalties, Forfeitures, Bounties, Allowances, Clauses, Matters, and Things, contained in any such Act or Acts, shall be applied, practised, and put in Execution, with respect to the Militia to be raised within and for the said Hamlets, in as full and ample a Manner as if the said Powers, Authorities, Provisions, Rules, Regulations, Penalties, Forfeitures, Bounties, Allowances, Clauses, Matters, and Things, had been expressly enacted in and by this Act, save and except all such Matters and Things as are herein-after otherwise declared and provided; and that, from and after the passing of this Act, the several Powers and Authorities given, granted, and contained, in an Act, passed in the thirteenth and fourteenth Years of the Reign of KingCharles the Second, intituled, An Act for ordering the Forces in the several Counties of this Kingdom , so far as the same are repugnant to this Act, shall no longer be applied or put in Execution with respect to the said Tower Hamlets .

S-II Men to be raised in the following Proportions. [Total 1120. See post. Cap. 75. for embodying this Militia.]

II Men to be raised in the following Proportions. [Total 1120. See post. Cap. 75. for embodying this Militia.]

II. And be it further enacted, That the Number of Men to be raised for the Militia of the saidTower Hamlets , out of and from the several Parishes, Hamlets, Manors, Precincts, and Liberties, within the same, shall be respectively as follows; (that is to say,)

For the Parish ofSaint Mary, White Chapel , one hundred and thirty-two.

For the Parish ofChrist Church , seventy-eight.

For the Liberty ofNorton Falgate , thirty-one.

For the Precinct of theOld Artillery , eleven.

For the Parish ofSaint Leonard, Shoreditch , one hundred and fifty-five.

For the Parish ofSaint John at Hackney , eighty-four.

For the Parish ofSaint Mathew, Bethnal Green , one hundred and twenty-two.

For the Hamlet ofMile End, New Town , twenty-two.

For the Hamlet ofMile End, Old Town , fifty-seven.

For the Parish ofSaint Leonard, Bromley , fix.

For the Parish ofSaint Mary, Stratford le Bow , twenty-two.

For the Hamlet ofPoplar and Blackwall , twenty-six.

For the Parish ofSaint Ann , twenty-six.

For the Hamlet ofRatcliff , forty-four.

For the Parish ofSaint Paul, Shadwell , seventy-one.

For the Parish ofSaint George , one hundred and ten.

For the Parish ofSaint John of Wapping forty-five.

For the Manor or Liberty ofEast Smithfield , forty-five.

For the Precinct ofSaint Catherines , eleven.

For the Liberty of theTower Without , five.

For the Parish ofTrinity, Minories , eight.

And for the Precinct ofWell Close , nine.

S-III Constable, &c. to appoint a Clerk and Messenger, and Officers who have been approved by the King.

III Constable, &c. to appoint a Clerk and Messenger, and Officers who have been approved by the King.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said Constable, and Lieutenant, and in this Absence, or on any Vacancy as aforesaid, three or more Deputy Lieutenants, at a public Meeting as aforesaid, may and shall appoint a Clerk and Messenger, and also such Militia Officers as have been usually appointed for the said Hamlets, the Names of such Officers having been first presented to and approved by his Majesty.

S-IV A General Court of Lieutenancy to be held.

IV A General Court of Lieutenancy to be held.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said Constable, or Lieutenant of the said Hamlets, or in his Absence, the Deputy Lieutenants aforesaid, or any three or more of them, shall, and they are hereby empowered and required to hold a General Court of Lieutenancy, for the said Hamlets, on the secondThursday next after the passing of this Act, for carrying the Purposes of this Act duly into Execution.

S-V Residents in the Hamlets and Peace Officers subject to the like Duties, &c. as in Counties at large.

V Residents in the Hamlets and Peace Officers subject to the like Duties, &c. as in Counties at large.

V. And be it further enacted, That the several Persons residing within the saidTower Hamlets , and all High and Petty Constables, Headboroughs, and other Peace Officers, of and for all and every Part of the said Hamlets, shall be subject to the like Duties, Restrictions, Penalties, and Punishments, as Persons residing in the several Counties at large, and the Peace Officers acting within and for the same, are by any Laws now in being, relating to the Militia Forces, subject or liable to.

S-VI When embodied, his Majesty may put one Regiment under the Command of General Officers to be led to a certain Distance.

VI When embodied, his Majesty may put one Regiment under the Command of General Officers to be led to a certain Distance.

VI. And be it further enacted, That whenever the said Militia shall be drawn out and embodied, one Regiment thereof shall remain within the said District of the Tower, called theTower Hamlets , for the Defence and Preservation thereof; and it shall be lawful for his Majesty to put the other Regiment of the said Militia under the Command of such General Officers as his Majesty shall be pleased to appoint, and to direct the said other Regiment to be led by...

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