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Beverley Freemen Act 2010

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1Citation

This Act may be cited as the Beverley Freemen Act 2010.

2Interpretation

In this Act—

  • “the 1813 Order” means the Order of the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Town and Borough of Beverley made on 2 August 1813 and entitled “Regulations as to Freedoms”;

  • “the 1836 Act” means the Act (1836 c. lxx) the title of which is “An Act to provide for the better regulation of certain common pastures within the Borough of Beverley in the East Riding of the County of York”;

  • “the extended Beverley area” means the area described in the Schedule.

3Entitlement to inclusion on rolls maintained under sections 27 and 31 of the 1836 Act

The entitlement of any person to be included in either of the rolls maintained by a proper officer of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council in accordance with section 27 or section 31 of the 1836 Act shall be determined by reference to the extended Beverley area.

4Proof of entitlement to freedom

(1)Any person who applies to be admitted by birthright to the freedom of Beverley shall provide such information in support of the application as the East Riding of Yorkshire Council may reasonably require.

(2)The 1813 Order so far as it remains capable of having effect in relation to the procedure for admission by birthright to the freedom of Beverley shall cease to have effect.

5Modification and amendment of the 1836 Act

In the 1836 Act so far as it remains capable of having effect—

(a)any reference to the borough of Beverley shall have effect as if it were a reference to the extended Beverley area;

(b)any reference to the limits of the borough of Beverley shall be construed as a reference to the limits of that area;

(c)in sections 31 and 33, for “Widows Roll” there shall be substituted “Successors Roll”; and

(d)in section 72, after “Male;” there shall be inserted the words “and the words “widow” and “widowhood” and any other word importing the feminine gender only shall extend and be applied to a male as well as a female”.

6Costs of Act

The costs, charges and expenses of and incidental to the preparing for, obtaining and passing of this Act paid or payable by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council may in whole or in part be defrayed out of revenue.

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