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last Session of Parliament, intituled “ An Act for supplying some Defects in

the Laws for the Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom

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[ No. VI. ] 12 Apne, st. 1. c. 18.-- An Act for making perpetual the Act made in

the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of the late King Charles

the Second, intituled “An Act for the better Relief of the Poor of this King-

dom;" and that Persons bound Apprentices to, or being hired Servants with

Persons coming with Certificates, shall not gain Settlements by such Services

or Apprenticeships : And for making perpetual the Act made in the Sixth

Year of her present Majesty's Reign, intituled “ An Act for the Importation

of Cochineal' from any Ports in Spain, during the present War, and six

Months longer :" And for reviving a Clause in an Act made in the Ninth and

Tepih Years of the Reign of the late King Willium, intituled “ An Act for set.

thing the Trade to Africu, for allowing foreign Copper Bars imported, to be

exported

76

[ No. VII. ] 5 George I. c. 8.-An Act for the more effectual Relief of such Wives

and Children as are left by their Husbands and Parents, upon the Charge of

the Parish .....

78

[ No. VIII. ] 9 George I. c. 7.--An Act for amending the Laws relating to the

Settlement, Imployment, and Relief of the Poor .....

[ No. IX. ] 3 George II. c. 29.–An Act for continuing and amending an Act for

regulating the Price and Assize of Bread; for Relief of Bankrupts whose

Certificates were not allowed before the Expiration of a late Act " For the

better preventing Frauds committed by Bankrupts ;" for allowing further

Time for Inrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for Relief of

Protestant Purchasers and Lessees; and for making further Provision

concerning Certificates relating to the Settlement of poor Persons,

and the Charges of maintaining and removing Certificated per:

sans ...

83

[ No. X. ] 17 George II. c. 3.-An Act to oblige Overseers of the Poor to give

publick Notice of Rates made for the Relief of the Poor, and to produce the

84

[ No. XI. ] 17 George II. c. 37.–An Act to prevent Disputes tonching the Pa-

rishes or Places where improved Wastes, and drained and improved Marsh

Lands, shall be charged to Parochial Rates

[ No. XII. ] 17 George II. c. 38.–An Act for remedying some Defects in the Act

made in the Forty-third Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, intituled " An

Act for the Relief of the Poor"

[ No. XIII.) 20 George III, c. 36.-An Act for obviating Doubts, tonching the

binding and receiving of poor Children Apprentices, in pursuance of several
Acts of Parliament made for the Relief of the Poor within particular incorpo.
rated Hundreds or Districts; and for ascertaining the Settlement of Bas-
tard Children born in the Houses of Industry within such Hundreds or Dis-

tricts

[ No. XIV. ) 22 George III. c. 83.–An Act for the better Relief and Employ.

ment of the Poor ......

.... ib.

[ No. XV. ] 30 George III. c. 49.-An Act to impower Justices and other Per.

sons to visit Parish Work houses or Poor Honses, and examine and certify the

State and Condition of the Poor therein to the Quarter Sessions ..

... 111

[ No. XVI. ] 35 George III, c. 101.-An Act to prevent the Removal of poor

Persons, until they shall become actually chargeable,-[22d June 1795 ] .. 112

[ No. XVII. ] 36 George III. c. 10.–An Act for the better Relief of the Poor,

within the several Hundreds, Towns, and Districts, in that part of Great Bri.

tain called England, incorporated by divers Acts of Parliament for the pur-

pose of the better Maintenance and Employment of the Poor; and for enlarg.

ing the Powers of the Guardians of the Poor, within the said several Hun-

dreds, Towns, and Districts, as to the Assessments to be made upon the several

Parishes, Hamlets, and Places, within their respective Hundreis, Towns, and

Districts, for the Support and Maintenance of the Poor.--[18th December

1795.) ..

115

[ No. XVIII. ] 36 George III. c. 23.–An Act to amend so much of an Act, made

in the Ninth Year of ile Reign of King George the First, intimned, “An Aca

for amending the Laws relating to the Settlement, Employment, and Relief of

the Poor,” as prevents the distributing occasional Relief to Poor Persons in

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their own Houses, under certain Circumstances and in certain Cases.-[24th

December 1795.]

117

[ No. XIX. ] 41 George III. c. 9.-An Act to explain and amend an Act, made,

in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of his present Majesty, intituled “ An

Aet for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor."[8th December

1800.]

119

[ No. XX. ] 41 George III. c. 23.-An Act for the better Collection of Rates

made for the Relief of the Poor.-[18th April 1801.] .

.... 120

[ No. XXI. ) 42 George III. c. 74.-An Act to amend an Act, made in the

Twenty-second Year of the Reign of his present Majesty, for the better Relief

and Employment of the Poor, so far as relates to the Payment of the Debts in-

curred for building any Poorhouse.— [22d June 1802.) ....

123

[ No. XXII. ] 43 George III. c. 110.-An Act to explain and amend an Act, made

in the last Session of Parliament, intituled “ An Act to amend an Act, made

in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of his present Majesty, for the better

Relief and Einployment of the Poor, so far as relates to the Payment the

Debts incurred for building any Poorhouse.”—[27th July 1803.] ...... 124

[ No. XXII. a. ] 45 George III. c. 54.--An Act to amend an Act, made in the

Ninth Year of King George the First, for amending the Laws relating to the

Settlement, Employment, and Relief of the Poor, so far as the same respects

Contracts to be entered into for the Maintenance and Employment of the Poor.

-[27th June 1805.] ...'

125

[ No. XXIII. ] 49 George III. c. 124.-An Act for altering, ainending, and ex-

plaining certain Acts relative to the Removal of the Poor, and for making Re-

gulations in certain Cases touching the Examination of Paupers as to their

Settlement; and for extending to all Parishes certain Rules and Orders in

Workhouses, under an Act of the Twenty-scond Year of his present Majesty,

intituled “ An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor.”-

[20th June 1809.]

126

[ No. XXIV. ] 50 George III. c. 49.-An Act to amend the Laws for the Re-

lief of the Poor, so far as relate to the examining and allowing the Ac.

counts of Churchwardens and Overseers by Justices of the Peace.- [9th June

1810.) ....

[ No. XXV. ] 50 George III. c. 50.--An Act to explain and amend an Act made

in the last Session of Parliament, relating to the Relief and Employment of

the Poor, so far as relates to the more effectual carrying the same into Ex-

ecution; and to extend the Provisions thereof to Parishes which shall not have

adopted the Provisions of an Act of the Twenty-second Year of his present

Majesty, for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor.-[9th June

1810.]

[ No. XXVI. ] 50 George III. c. 52.-An Act to amend so much of an Act, passed

in the Eighth and Ninth Year of King William the Third, as requires Poor

Persons receiving Alms to wear Badges. [9th June 1810.) ..

132

[ No. XXVII. ] 52 George III. c. 160.-An Act to enable Justices of the Peace

to order Parochial Relief to Prisoners confined under Mesne Process for Debt

in such Gaols as are not County Gaols.--[29th July 1812.]

133

[ No. XXVII. a. ] 54 George III. c. 91.-An Act to amend so much of an Act,

passed in the Forty-third Year of her lale Majesty Queen Elizabeth, as con-

cerns the Time of appointing Overseers of the Poor.-[14th July 1814.] .. ib.

[ No. XXVIII. ] 54 George III. c. 107.-An Act to fender valid certain Inden-

tures for the binding of Parish Apprentices, and Certificates of the Settlement

of Poor Persons.-[23d July 1814.]

..... 133

[ No. XXIX. ] 54 George III. c. 170.--An Act to repeal certain Provisions in Lo-

cal Acts, for the Maintenance and Regulation of the Poor; and to make other

Provisions in relation thereto.— [30th July 1814.] .....

ib.

[ No. XXX. ) 55 George III. c. 137.–An Act to prevent poor Persons in Work.

houses from embezzling certain Property provided for their use; 10 alter and

amend so much of an Act of the Thirty-sixth Year of his present Majesty, as re-

strains Justices of the Peace from ordering Relief to poor Persons in certain

Cases for a longer Period than one Montli at a time ; and for other Parposes

therein mentioned, relating to the Poor,-[4th July 1815.)

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[ No. XXXI. ) 56 George III. c. 129.–An Act to repeal certain Provisions in

Local Acts for the Maiutenance and Management of the Poor.-[1st July

1816.] ...

141

[ No. XXXII. ) 58 George III. c. 47.-An Act to establish Fever Hospitals, and

to make other Regulations for Relief of the suffering Poor, and for preventing
the Increase of Infections Fevers in Ireland.—[30th May 1818.] ..

ib.

( No. XXXIII. ] 69 George III. c. 12.-An Act to amend the Laws for the Relief

of the Poor. – [31st March 1819.) ..

ib.

( No. XXXIV. ] 59 George III. c. 50.-An Act to amend the Laws respecting

the Settlement of the Poor, so far as regards renting Tenements.— [2d July

1819.)

154

[ No. XXXV. ] 69 George III. c. 95.–An Act for confirming ancient Separations

of Towns.Corporate from Parishes, in regard to the Maintenance of the Poor.

-[12th July 1819.)

.... 155

[ No. XXXVI. ] 59 George III. c. 137.–An Act to enable the Directors of the

Poor of the several Parishes within the City of Worcester, and of the Parishes

united therewith, to sell and dispose of certain Lands discharged of all Claims

of the Crown, in respect of any Forfeiture incurred under the Statutes of

Mortmain.-(13th July 1819.)

ib.

( No. XXXVII. ] i George IV. c. 49.-An Act to amend the Laws relating to

the House of Industry in Dublin.-[15th July 1820.) .....

[ No. XXXVIII. ) 1 & 2 George IV. c. 56.–An Act to amend an Act, passed in

Twenty-second Year of his late Majesty, for the better Relief and Employment !

of the Poor.-(23d June 1821.) ...

ib.

( No. XXXIX. ] 6 George IV. c. 57.-- An Act for the Amendment of the Law

respecting the Settlement of the Poor, as far as regards renting Tenements

and paying Parochial Taxes.-[22d June 1825.] ...

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[ No. I. ] 5 Eliz. C.4.-An Act containing divers Orders for Artificers, Labourers,

Servants of Husbandry, and Apprentices

182

[ No. II. ) i Anne, st. 2. c. 18.--An Act for the more effectual preventing the

Abuses and Frauds of Persons employed in the working np the Woollen, Linen,

Fustian, Cotton, and Iron Manufactures of this Kingdom

182.

[ No. III. ) 6 Anne, c. 31.-An Act for the better preventing Mischiefs that may

happen by Fire

184

[ No. IV. ] 12 George I. c. 34.-An Act to prevent unlawful Combinations of

Workmen employed in the Woollen Manufactures, and for better Payment of

their Wages....

No. V. ] 13 George I. c. 23.–An Act for the better Regulation of the Woollen

Manufacture, and for preventing Disputes among ihe Persons concerned

therein ; and for limiting a time for prosecuting for the Forfeiture appointed

by an Act of the Twelfth year of his Majesty's Reign, in case of Payment of

the Workmen's Wages in any other manner than in Money

[ No. VI. ] 13 George 11. c. 8.-An Act to explain and amend an Act made in

the First year of ihe Reign of her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, " An

Act for the more effectual preventing the Abuses and Frauds of Persons em-

ployed in the working up the Woollen, Linen, Fustian, Cotion and Iron Manu-

factures of this Kingdom;" and for extending the said Act to the Manufactures

of Leather ...

.......... 188

( No. VII. ) 20 George II. c. 19.-An Act for the better adjusting and more easy

Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants; aud for the better Regulation of

such Servants, and of certain Apprentices ....

..... 193

[ No. VIII. ) 22 George II. c. 27.–An Act for the more effectual preventing of

Frauds and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufacture of

Hats, and in the Woollen, Linen, Fustian, Cotton, Írov, Leather, Fur, Hemp,

Flax, Mohair and Silk Manufactures; and for preventing unlawful Combina.

tions of Journeymen Dyers and Journeymen Hot Pressers, and of all Persons

employed in the said several Manufactures ; and for the better Payment of

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[ No. VIII. a. ] 31 George II. c. 11.-An Act to amend an Act made in the Third

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year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, “An Act for

the better Explanation, and supplying the Defects of the former Laws for the

Settlement of the Poor," so far as the same relates to Apprentices gaining a

Settlement by Indenture; and also to impower Justices of the Peace to deter-

mine Differences between Masters and Mistresses and their Servants in Hus-

bandry, touching their Wages, though such Servants are hired for less Time

than a Year ....

.... 202

[ No. IX. ] 14 George III. C. 44.-An Act to amend an Act made in the Twenty-

second year of the Reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, intituled,

An Act for the more effectual preventivg of Frands and Abuses committed

by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Hats, and in the Woollen, Linen,

Fustian, Cotton, Iron, Leather, Fur, Hemp, Flax, Mohair, and Silk Manufaca

tures; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of Journeymen Dyers and

Jonrneymen Hot Pressers, and of all Persons employed in the said several

Manufactures ; and for the better payment of their Wages”

204

[ No. X. ] 15 George III. c. 14.-An Act to explain and amend an Act, made in

the Fonrteenth year of his present Majesty, intituled, “ An Act to amend an

Act, made in the Twenty-second year of the Reign of his late Majesty King

George the Second, intituled, An Act for the more effectual preventing ot

Frands and Abuses committed by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Hats,

and in the Woollen, Linen, Fustian, Cotton, Iron, Leather, Fur, Hemp, Flax,

Mohair, and Silk Manufactures; and for preventing unlawful Combinations of

Journeymen Dyers and Journeymen Hot Pressers, and of all Persons em.

ployed in the said several Manufactures ; and for the better Payment of their

Wages."

[ No. XI. ] 17 George III. c. 56.- An Act for amending and rendering more

effectual the several Laws now in being, for the more effectual preventing of

Frauds and Abuses by Persons employed in the Manufacture of Hats, and in

the Woollen, Linen, Fustian, Cotton, Iron, Leather, Fur, Hemp, Flax, Mohair,

and Silk Manufactures ; and also for making Provisions to prevent Frauds by

Journeymen Dyers ....

206

[ No. XII. ] 32 George III. c. 56. —An Act for preventing the counterfeiting of

Certificates of the Characters of Servants ...

220

[ No. XIII. ] 39 & 40 George III. c. 90.-An Act for settling Dispntes that may

arise between Masters and Workmen engaged in the Cotton Manufacture in

that part of Great Britain called England.— [28th July 1800.] .......... 222

[ No. XIV. ] 39 & 49 George III. c. 100.-An Act to repeal an Act passed in the

last Session of Parliament, intituled, “ An Act to prevent unlawful Combina-

tions of Workmen;" and to substitute other Provisions in lieu thereof.—[29th

July 1800.) ...

227

[ No.XV.) 41 George III. c. 38.-An Act to amend so much of an Act, passed

in the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth years of the Reign of his present Majesty, in-

tituled, “ An Act to repeal an Act, passed in the last Session of Parliament,

intituled, An Act to prevent unlawful Combinations of Workmen, and to sub-

stitute other Provisions in lieu thereof;" as relates to Forms of Couvictions

therein referred to.—[21st May 1801.]

238

[ No. XVI. ) 44 George IUI. c. 87.-An Act to amend an Act, passed in the

Thirty-ninth and Fortieth years of his present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for

settling Disputes that may arise between Masters and Workmen engaged in the

Cotton Manufacture in that part of Great Britain called England. [20th July

1804.) ...

239

[ No. XVII. ] 63 George III. c. 40.-An Act to repeal so much of several Acts,

passed in England and Scotland respectively, as empowers Justices of the

Peace to rate Wages, or set Prices of Work, for Artificers, Labourers, or

Craftsmen.—[15th April 1813.] .

244

[ No. XVIII. ] 57 George III. c. 115.-An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act

of the Twelfth Year of his late Majesty King George the First, and an Act of

the Twenty-second Year of his late Majesty King George the Second, against

Payment of Labourers in Goods or by Truck, and to secure their Payment in

the lawful Money of this Realm, to Labourers employed in the Manufacture of

Articles made of Steel, or of Steel and Iron combined, and of Plated Articles,

or of other Articles of Cutlery.-[11th July 1817.]

ib.

( No. XIX. ] 57 George III. c. 122.-An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act

of the Twelfth Year of his late Majesty King George the First, and an Act of

the Twenty-second Year of his late Majesty King George the Second, against

Payment of Labourers in Goods or by Truck, and to secure their Payment in

the lawful Money of this Realm, to Labourers employed in the Collieries, or in

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