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High Peak Mining Customs and Mineral Courts Act 1851

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IXBarmasters.

It shall be lawful for Her Majesty and Her Successors to appoint during Pleasure only (by Letters Patent under Seal of the Duchy of Lancaster) a fit and proper Person to serve the Office of Barmaster of the District within the Jurisdiction of the Barmote Courts, and to be called the Barmaster of the High Peak; and the Barmaster for the Time being may (with the Consent in Writing of the Lessee for the Time being of the Duties of Lot and Cope, and if there shall be no such Lessee then with the Consent in Writing of Her Majesty or Her Successors, or of the Chancellor for the Time being of the Duchy of Lancaster,) nominate Seven fit and proper Persons to serve the Office of Deputy Barmaster, One for each of the Seven smaller Liberties or Districts aforesaid; and the Deputy Barmaster for the Time being of the Liberty or District of Gastleton shall be also the Deputy Barmaster for such Part of the Hundred of High Peak aforesaid as is now vested in Her Majesty in right of Her Duchy of Lancaster, but is not within the King's Field; and such Deputy Barmasters shall respectively continue in Office during the Continuance in Office of the Barmaster by whom they were appointed, or until they shall be removed as hereinafter mentioned : Provided always, that the Barmaster may, with such Consent as aforesaid, appoint the same Person to act as Deputy Bar-master, for any Two or more of the said smaller Liberties.

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