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Burghs of Barony (Scotland) Act 1795

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Burghs of Barony (Scotland) Act 1795

1795 CHAPTER 122 35 Geo 3

An Act to enable his Majesty, under certain Regulations, to erect independent Burghs of Barony in Scotland

[26th June 1795]

F1 Preamble.

Whereas doubts have arisen whether by the M1Heritable Jurisdictions (Scotland) Act 1746, for taking away and abolishing the heritable jurisdictions in . . . F2 Scotland, the prerogative of his Majesty to erect free and independent burghs of barony in . . . F3 Scotland was taken away or abolished: And whereas the erection of such independent burghs of barony may be very beneficial for encouraging the erection of villages, which are particularly necessary upon the sea coasts of Scotland, in those places where the fishings are carried on, and which are generally at a great distance from the ordinary courts of law:

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F1Act repealed (S.) (prosp.) by 2000 asp 5, ss. 76(2), 77(2)(a)(d), Sch. 13 Pt. 1 (with ss. 58, 62, 75)

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C1Short title “The Burghs of Barony (Scotland) Act 1795” given by Short Titles Act 1896 (c. 14)

C2Words of enactment omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), s. 3

C3Heritable Jurisdictions (Scotland) Act 1746 (c. 43) cited or referred to by its short title under authority of Statue Law Revision Act 1893 (c. 14), s. 3

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