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High Peak Mining Customs and Mineral Courts Act 1851

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V Duties of Steward.E+W+S+N.I.

The Duties of the said Steward shall be to receive and enter Plaints in a Book to be kept by him for that Purpose, which may be in the Form comprised in the Second Schedule to this Act; to issue Summonses, to hold and preside at the Great and Small Barmote Courts; to issue Precepts under his Hand to the Barmaster for summoning the Attendance of the Grand Jury on Views and at the Great Barmote Courts, and also Precepts to the Barmaster for summoning and empannelling Jurors for the Trials of Causes at the Small Barmote Courts; to administer Oaths to the Barmaster, Deputy Barmaster, Jurors, Witnesses, or other Persons (at and out of the Great and Small Barmote Courts); to preside as Judge on the Trial of Causes at the Small Barmote Courts; to tax Costs in all Cases where by this Act Costs are or may be given; to attend and preside at Views; to sign and issue Subp^nas for the summoning of Witnesses and the Process of the Courts, both mesne and final, and all Rules and Orders of the Courts, and Warrants for enforcing the Judgments of the Courts, and levying Penalties; to make Returns to [F1orders of certiorari] ; to advise the Barmasters and Grand Juries and other Juries upon Matters of Law, and all other Matters connected with their respective Duties; to affix the Seal of the Barmote Courts to such Documents as require the same; to hear and determine Applications to the Courts which do not require the Intervention of a Jury, and to make Orders thereon, upon such Terms as to the Payment of Costs by either Party or otherwise as may to him seem just; to keep the Verdicts, Judgments, Books, and Proceedings of the Great and Small Barmote Courts, and the Seal of the said Courts, and also all Books and Accounts herein-after provided to be kept and delivered to the Steward by the Barmaster, safe and in good Condition, and to deliver up the same to Her Majesty and Her Successors whenever required; and generally to do and perform such other Acts and Duties as are in this Act mentioned as Acts and Duties to be performed by the Steward.

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