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Cinque Ports Act 1821

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Cinque Ports Act 1821

1821 CHAPTER 76

An Act to continue and amend certain Acts for preventing the various Frauds and Depredations committed on Merchants, Shipowners, and Underwriters, by Boatmen and others, within the Jurisdiction of the Cinque Ports; and also for remedying certain Defects relative to the Adjustment of Salvage, under a Statute made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne.

[2d July 1821]

WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Forty-eighth Year of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for preventing Frauds and Depredations committed on Merchants, Ship Owners, and Underwriters, by Boatmen and others, within the Jurisdiction of the Cinque Ports; and also for remedying certain Defects relative to the Adjustment of Salvage, under a Statute made in the Twelfth Year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne; which Act was to continue in force for Seven Years, and from thence to the End of the next Session of Parliament: And whereas by an Act passed in the Fifty-third Year of His late Majesty King George the Third, the said above recited Act, except so far as the same was altered, was further continued in force for Seven Years from the passing of the said Act, and from thence to the End of the next Session of Parliament, and no longer: And whereas it is expedient that the said recited Acts should be further continued, except so far as the same are altered by this Act; be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice arid 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 for the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports for the Time being to nominate and appoint, by any Instrument or Instruments under his Hand and Seal, Three or more substantial Persons in each of the Cinque Ports, Two ancient Towns, and their Members, to adjust and determine any Difference relative to Salvage (which may arise) between the Master of any Vessel and the Person or Persons bringing such Cables and Anchors ashore; and in case any Ship or Vessel shall be either forced or cut from her Cables and Anchors, by Extremity of Weather, or by any other Accident whatever, and leave the same in any Roadstead, or other Place within the Jurisdiction of the Cinque Ports, Two ancient Towns, and their Members, and the Salvage cannot be adjusted between the Persons concerned, then the same shall be determined by any Three or more of the said Persons so to be appointed as aforesaid, within the Space of Twenty-four Hours after such Difference shall be referred to them for their Determination thereof, any Usage or Custom to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding: Provided always, that such Commissioners shall, immediately after their Nomination, proceed to elect some fit and proper Person, who shall be a Notary or Master Extraordinary in Chancery, as their Secretary or Register, except to the Port of Dover, where the Register for the Time being of the Court of Admiralty of the Cinque Ports shall be the Register ; and which Secretary or Register, shall enter in a Book, to be kept for that Purpose, all the Proceedings of such Commissioners; and also a Copy of the Awards which they shall from Time to Time make; but such Election of Secretaries, or Registers, shall be subject to the Approbation of the Lord Warden for the Time being.

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