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THROUGH THE PARISH OF ST. CLEMENT, &c.
LIGHTING, CLEANSING, AND PAVING
WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY AND CITY,
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
PASSED MARCH 28, 1771. + 2.1
For amending certain of the Mile-Ways leading to
OXFORD; for making a commodious Entrance through the Parish of Saint Clement ; for Rebuilding or Repairing Magdalen Bridge ; for making commodious Roads from the said Bridge, through the University and City, and the Avenues leading thereto ; for Cleansing and Lighting the Streets, Lanes, and Places within the said University and City, and the Suburbs thereof, and the said Parish of Saint Clement ; for removing Nuisances and Annoyances therefrom, and preventing the like for the future ; for empowering Colleges and Corporations to alienate their Estates there ; for Removing, Holding, and Regulating Markets within the said City ; and for other Purposes.
EAS fuch of bof Oxford ufupike Roari, are
W HEREAS fuch of the several Roads near the Preamble.
VV University and City of Oxford usually called the Mile-Ways, as are not Part of any Turnpike Road, are in a very bad State and Condition; and the Annual Payments directed or mentioned to be paid in lieu ofi every Yard Land within five Miles of the said University and City of Oxford, or the Franchises of the same, by '. an Act made in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabetb, intituled, “ An Act for the Repairing A&t of the “ and Amending of the Bridges and Highways near unto 18th of “ tbe City of Oxford,” have been found insufficient to
t Elizabeth keep the faid Bridges and Roads in Repair, although fufficient.
considerable Sums of Money have been raised and added thereto by private Contribution :
And whereas the Bridge called Magdalen Bridge, over the River Cherwell, near Magdalen College in the said University, is in a decayed and very ruinous State; by Reason whereof and of its Narrowness, and the Difficulty of Access thereto through the said Parish of Saint Clement, it is very incommodious and dangerous to Travellers :
And whereas the Roads from the said Bridge, through the several Streets in the said University and City, to the great Roads lying on the North, South, and West Sides of the said University and City, are in many Parts so very narrow and incommodious, and so greatly obstructed by Nuisances and Annoyances, as well as by various Encroachments and Projections, as to render the said Roads inconvenient and dangerous to Travellers :
And whereas the said University and City, and the Suburbs thereof, and the Parish of Saint Clement, are not properly cleansed or lighted, and are much annoyed by Projections and Encroachments, and subject to many Nuisances ;
May it therefore please your MAJESTY,
That it may be Enačted; and be it Enatted, 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 fame ; that the following Magiftrates and Officers, for the Time being, of the
University of Oxford, and of the Colleges and Halls Commis- therein, (To wit) The Vice-Chancellor, his Assessor, or
Deputy in the University Court, all Heads or Governors of Colleges and Halls, the Canons of the Cathedral Church of Christ, the several Royal Professors, and all other University Professors and Prælectors, the Proctors of the University, the Publick Orator, the Bodleian and Radclivian Librarians, the Keepers of the University
Archives, the Masfers of the Streets, the Registrar of the University, and the Vice-Principals of the several Halls; and also the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, Affiftants, Bailiffs, Town-Clerk, and Solicitor of the City of Oxford for the Time being, and such other of the Citizens of Oxford as have now, or hereafter shall have served the Office of Bailiff of the said City; together with the Right Honourable Charles Spencer, commonly called Lord Charles Spencer, the Right Honourable Robert Spencer, commonly called Lord Robert Spencer, the Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Wenman in the Kingdom of Ireland, the Right Honourable George Simon Harcourt, commonly called Lord Viscount Nunebam, the Honourable William Harcourt, the Honourable George Lane Parker, the Honourable Robert Lee, the Honourable Peregrine Bertie, the Honourable Richard Wenman, the Honourable Thomas Wenman, the Honourable John Tracey, Sir Roger New digate, Sir James Dashwood, Sir Charles Cotterell Dormer, Sir Banks Jenkinson, Sir William Stonehouse, Sir John Pejball, Sir Francis Knollys, Sir Gregory Turner, Sir Thomas Stapleton, Baronets; Sir William Henry Abburst, Sir William Blackstone, Sir George Nares, Sir Thomas Munday, Knights; Francis Page, Esquire, Pbanuell Bacon, Henry Barton, Edward Bentham, Thomas Bray, Richard Browne, Benjamin Buckler, Daniel Burton, Ralph Cawley, John Chalmers, Thomas Chapman, Jobn Clark, Richard Cust, William Dennison, Georgé Dixon, David Durell, Edward Edwards, Thomas Fry, Thomas Fothergill, William Gower, George Huddesford, George Horne, Richard Hutchinson, Thomas Hunt, Benjamin Hallifax, Joseph Hoare, John Chelber Heyborne, John Jefferys, Benjamin Kennicott, Theophilus Leigh, John Long, John Moore, Tredway Nash, Thomas Nowell, Henry Parker, Gilbert Parker, Charles Pilkington, Francis Randolph, Thomas Randolph, Jobn Ratcliffe, Christopher Robinson, John Sandford, William Sharpe, Thomas Sharpe, John Tottie, Anton Thorpe, Francis Webber, Thomas West, Nathan Weiherell, Thomas Winchester, George Windham, Benjamin Wheeler, Foley, Doctors in Divinity; Thomas Bever, Richard Brown, William Seward, Samuel Forster, Joseph Smith, James Stonehouse, Doctors of Law; Swithin Adee, John