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Ordnance Survey Act 1841

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VClerk of the Peace shall attend Surveyor on Twenty Days Notice of defining the Boundaries of Counties, &c.

And be it enacted, That for the Purpose of surveying, ascertaining, and marking out the reputed Boundaries of any such County, it shall be lawful for any such Person appointed by such Justices as aforesaid, or any Officer or other Person appointed by and acting under the Orders of the Master General and Board of Ordnance within such County, and such Person appointed by such Justices as aforesaid, or any Officer or other Person appointed by and acting under the Orders of the Master General and Board of Ordnance, is hereby authorized and empowered, by Notice in Writing signed with his Name, and directed and delivered to any such Clerk of the Peace, to require the Attendance of any and every such Clerk of the Peace in or for any and every such County, or in or for any adjoining County, either in the same or any adjoining County, at such Time (not being less than Twenty-one Days after the Date of such Notice) and at such Place as shall be specified in such Notice, and to produce to such Person appointed by such Justices as aforesaid, or such Officer or other Person appointed by and acting under the Master General and Board of Ordnance, any Books, Maps, Papers, or other Documents, in his Custody or Possession as such Clerk of the Peace, which such Person may require for the Purpose of carrying this Act into execution, at which Time and Place every such Clerk of the Peace shall and he is hereby required to attend upon such Person accordingly, and to aid and assist such Person appointed by such Justices as aforesaid, or any Officer or other Person appointed by and acting under the Orders of the Master General and Board of Ordnance, in the Execution of this Act; and in case it shall happen that there shall not be any Clerk of the Peace for any such County or adjoining County, or being such any such Officer shall omit or neglect to attend at the Time and Place mentioned in any such Notice, then and in such Case it shall be lawful for any such Person appointed by such Justices as aforesaid, or any Officer or other Person appointed by and acting under the Orders of the Master General and Board of Ordnance, by like Notice, to require any Two or more Inhabitants of any such County to attend in the Place and Stead of such Clerk of the Peace; and every such Inhabitant to whom any such Notice shall be directed and delivered shall and he and they is and are hereby required to attend upon such Person appointed by such Justices as aforesaid, or any Officer or other Person appointed by and acting under the Orders of the Master General and Board of Ordnance, accordingly, and to assist such Person appointed by such Justices as aforesaid, or any Officer or other Person appointed by and acting under the Orders of the Master General and Board of Ordnance, in the Execution of the Purposes of this Act: Provided always, that no Clerk of the Peace shall be obliged to attend as herein directed at such Time or at such Place or in such Manner as shall interfere with the proper Discharge of his ordinary Duties as Clerk of the Peace, nor shall he be called upon to produce any Books, Maps, Papers, or other Documents the Production of which can in any way injuriously affect the Interests of each such County.

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