Yeomanry Act 1817

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1817 c. 44
Anno Regni GEORGII III. Britanniarum Regis,Quinquagesimo Septimo. An Act to allow Corps of Yeomanry or Volunteer Cavalry, when assembled for the Suppression of Riots or Tumults, to be quartered and billetted, and Officers on Half Pay to hold certain Commissions in such Corps, and to exempt Members in such Corps from serving the Office of Constable.

(57 Geo. 3) C A P. XLIV.

[27th June 1817]

'WHEREAS an Act passed in the Forty fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled Great Britain,and to make further Regulations relating thereto : And Whereas it is expedient that Corps of Yeomanry or Volunteer Cavalry when assembled for Suppression or Prevention of Riots or Tumults should be quartered and billetted, and that Officers receiving Half Pay should be allowed to hold Commissions as Captains, Lieutenants or Cornets in such Corps, and that effective Members thereof should be exempt from serving Peace and Parish Offices:' 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, Thatall Persons enrolled in any Corps of Yeomanry or Volunteer Cavalry shall, whenever they shall be assembled and doing Military Duty for the Suppression or Prevention of Riots or Tumults in Aid of any Justices of the Peace or Magistrates, be entitled to be quartered and billetted in like manner in every respect, and under and subject to the same Regulations as the Officers, Non Commissioned Officers, Drummers and Private Men of His Majesty's Forces.

S-II Officers while serving in Yeomanry or Volunteer Cavalry not to forfeit Half Pay.

II Officers while serving in Yeomanry or Volunteer Cavalry not to forfeit Half Pay.

II. And be it further enacted, That no Officer who is entitled to Half Pay shall be deemed to forfeit such Half Pay during the time he shall belong to or be inrolled in or serve or receive Pay as Captain, Lieutenant or Cornet in any Corps of Yeomanry or Volunteer Cavalry, but every such Officer shall notwithstanding his holding any such Commission in and receiving Pay for the same in any Yeomanry Corps or Volunteer Cavalry be entitled to and shall continue to receive his Half Pay; and instead of the Oath usually required of Half Pay Officers to entitle them to the Receipt of their Half Pay, every such Officer...

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