[from Mills' Statutes, 1821]

[402] ISLE OF MAN, to wit.

At a Tynwald Court holden at Castle Rushen, the 6th Day of March in the fortieth Year of the Reign of out Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of GOD of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, and in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred, before the Most Noble JOHN, Duke of ATHOLL, Governor in Chief, the Council, Deemsters, and Keys of the said Isle.

An Act for rendering more convenient to the Public, the Day upon which the several Terms appointed by Law for holding the Courts of Common Law within this Island shall begin: and also for taking down and rebuilding the Parish Church of Kirk Andreas.

Whereas the Terms appointed by Law for holding the Common Law Courts within the said Isle, severally begin on Monday, to the great Inconvenience of many Persons who reside at a considerable Distance from the Place where the said Courts are held, as such Persons are obliged to travel upon Sunday, to the evil Example of Society; for Remedy whereof, We, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Governor, Council, Deemsters, and Keys of the said Isle in Tynwald assembled, do beseech your Majesty, that it may be enacted, and be it enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Consent of the Governor, Council, Deemsters, and Keys in Tynwald assembled, That for the Future the several Terms appointed or established by Law for holding the Common Law Courts within the said Isle, shall begin upon TUESDAY next after the Monday heretofore fixed for beginning or holding each Term. And that all Precepts to be issued in Future respecting the holding of each Term, and all Processes for the summoning of Parties and Witnesses, shall be issued for Tuesday instead of the Monday aforesaid, any Statute Law to the contrary hereof in anywise notwithstanding.

And whereas by an Act of Vestry, holden in the said Parish Church of Kirk Andreas, the 19th Day of February last past, in Pursuance of public Notice given, to take into Consideration the State and Condition of the said Church, the Most Noble John Duke of Atholl, Patron of the Rectory of the said Parish, being present, and undertaking for the Right Honourable and Reverend Lord George Murray, present [403] Rector of the said Parish, it appears that the said Church is in a ruinous State and Condition, and that from the Smallness and Situation thereof; is incapable of any lmprovement or Addition, so as to accommodate the Parishioners with convenient Seats or Pews at the Performance of Divine Service in the said Parish Church; and that therefore it would be necessary and expedient to remove the said Church from the present Site thereof, and to build or rebuild the same, in or near the South Side of the present Churchyard, including in the new Site, for necessary Aisles about the same, a Part of the Rectorial Glebe, as pointed out by his Grace the Duke of Atholl aforesaid, at the said Vestry, and the Nave of the said new Church to be of sufficient Dimensions to contain two Aisles lengthways therein, and three Rows of Pews sufficient to contain eight Persons in each Pew, which by a fair Computation. will amount to Ninety Pews in the whole, or thereabouts, in the Nave of the said Church, besides a proper and sufficient Space or Room for a Font, and also for the Reading Desk and Pulpit, which are intended to be placed nearer to the Centre of the Nave than the same are at present.

And whereas it hath been conceived by the said Curate and Wardens, that the said old Church cannot be legally taken down and the said new Church rebuilt or built instead thereof, upon the new Site aforesaid, without the Sanction of an Act of Tynwald, and they have therefore solicited the Legislature to pass an Act for that Purpose. Be it therefore enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That it shall be lawful to and for the Rector or Curate and the Church-Wardens of the said Parish, for the Time being, with such Sidesmen as may be chosen in Vestry for that Purpose; and they are hereby required to take down, or cause to be taken down, the said old Church of Kirk Andreas aforesaid, and to build a new Church instead thereof, upon the new Site on the South Side of the Church-yard, and according to the Plan herein before mentioned, and of sufficient dimensions for the Purposes also herein before mentioned, and to apply the Materials of the old Church so far as the same may be useful, together with such Donations or Contributions, as may be made to forward the said new Work, towards carrying on and finishing the said new Church. And be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That all Costs, Charges, and Expences, over and above the said Donations or Contributions, which may be necessary for procuring new Materials, and for building and finishing the Nave of the said new [404] Church, be paid by the Quarterland, Cottage, and Intack Holders, within the said Parish, by a fair and equal Assessment to be made, levied, and raised by the Wardens and Sidesmen, in the usual and accustomed Manner, and at such Time or Times as they shall judge necessary, and that a fair Account of the several Disbursements be kept by the said Wardens and Sidesmen, to be produced when thereunto required. And that the Expences of building the Chancel of the said new Church be borne and paid by the Rector of the said Parish for the Time being, according to the Law and Custom in such Cases.

And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That when the said new Church shall be finished, and afterwards consecrated by the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of this Isle, that the same shall be called, deemed, reputed and taken as and for the Parish Church of Kirk Andreas aforesaid, in all Matters and Things whatsoever, as fully and to all Intents and Purposes as the said old Church was or might have been, and as such be served, supplied, resorted to, frequented, made use of, repaired, kept up and amended from Time to Time, and at all Times hereafter.

And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That no Manner of Person or Persons shall presume to inter, or cause to be interred, any Corpse within the said Church, or within twelve Feet of the Walls thereof, on any Pretence whatsoever.

 

Atholl.

 

John Lace.

Evan Christian.

Claudius, Sodor and Man.

J. F. Crellin.

John Crellin.

Robert Heywood.

 

Mark H. Quayle.

 
 

Thomas Stowell.

 

The Keys.

John Taubman, Speaker,

John Cosnahan,

Norris Moore,

Philip Moore,

James Kelly,

Thomas Gawne,

William Quillin,

Richard Symons,

John Harrison,

George Quayle,

James Quirk,

William Christian,

John Corlett,

James Brew,

Thomas Christian,

Thomas Allen.

Whitehall, 24th March, 1800.

MY LORD,

Having laid before the King an Act passed at a Tynwald Court, holden at Castle Rushen, in the Isle of Man, on the [405] 6th Instant, and transmitted to me in your Grace's Letter of the 8th, intituled "An Act for the rendering more convenient to the Public, the Day upon which the several Terms appointed by Law, for holding the Courts of Common Law within this Island, shall begin: and also for taking down and rebuilding the Parish Church of Kirk Andreas." I am to inform your Grace that the said Act has been taken into Consideration, and it is thought well calculated to promote the Interests of the Island, as well from its Contents as from the Sanction given to it by His Majesty's Attorney and Solicitor General; I am therefore to return the said Act to your Grace, and am to signify to you His Majesty's Approbation thereof

I have the Honour to be,

MY LORD,

Your Grace's most obedient humble Servant,

PORTLAND.

His Grace the Duke of Atholl, &c. &c. &c.

At a Tynwald Court holden at St. John's Chapel, the 21st Day of April, 1800.

The before written Act of Tynwald having received His Majesty's Royal Consent, as signified by his Grace the Duke of Portland, Secretary of State for the Home Department, in a Letter directed to his Grace the Duke of Atholl, Governor in Chief of this Island, bearing Date the 24th Day of March last past, and hereunto annexed; the same was this Day published and promulged on the Tynwald Hill, according to the ancient Form and Custom of this Isle; as Witness our Subscriptions :

 

Alexander Shaw.

 

John Lace.

Evan Christian.

Claudius, Sodor and Man.

J. F. Crellin.

John Crellin.

Mark H. Quayle.

 

Thomas Stowell.

 

The Keys.

Thomas Christian,

George Quayle,

Norris Moore,

James Quirk,

William Christian,

Richard Symons,

James Kelly,

William Quillin,

Thomas Kirwan,

John Stevenson,

Philip Moore,

Daniel Tellett,

John Harrison,

John Corlett.

[406] ISLE OF MAN, to wit.

At a Tynwald Court holden at Castle Rushen the 20th Day of February, in the fifty-third Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE, the Third, by the Grace of GOD of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, and in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, before his Grace JOHN, Duke of ATHOLL, Governor in Chief and Captain General, &c. of this Isle, the Council, Deemsters, and Keys, the Representatives of the said Isle, in Tynwald assembled.

An Act for taking down and rebuilding the Parish Church of Jurby.

Whereas by an Act of Vestry, made at a Meeting of the Parishioners of the said Parish of Jurby, holden in the said Parish Church on the 8th Day of June, 1812, in Pursuance of public Notice given, for the Purpose of taking into Consideration the State and Condition of the said Church, (the Right Reverend Claudius Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man, Patron of the said Church, being present), it appears that the said Church is in a ruinous State and Condition, and that from the Smallness and Situation thereof, the said Church is incapable of any Improvement or Addition, so as to accommodate the Parishioners with convenient room, and that therefore it is expedient that the said old Church be taken down, and a new Church built instead thereof, in or near the South Side of the present Church-yard of Jurby aforesaid.

We, therefore, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Governor, Council, Deemsters, and Keys of the said Isle, do humbly beseech your Majesty. that it may be enacted, and be it enacted, by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Governor, Council, Deemsters, and Keys of this Isle, in Tynwald assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That immediately after the Promulgation of this Act, it shall and may he lawful to and for the Vicar and Church Wardens of the said Parish of Jurby, for the Time being, with such Sidesmen as may be chosen in Vestry; and they are hereby required to proceed and take down, or cause to be taken down, the said old Church of Jurby, and to build, or cause to be built, a new Church instead thereof, upon the said new Site, on the South Side of the said Church-yard. The said new Church to con- [407] tain the Aisle, and one Row of Pews on each Side thereof, each Pew sufficient to accommodate eight Persons, and not to exceed thirty-six Pews in the whole Body of the Church. And to apply the Materials of the said old Church in the building of the Nave or Body of the said new Church, so far as the same may be considered useful and proper, with such Donations and Contributions as may be made and collected for the Purpose of building the said new Church.

And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That all such Sum and Sums of Money as may be necessary over and above the Donations, Contributions, and Materials aforesaid, for building and finishing the Nave or Body of the said Church, shall be paid by the several Proprietors of Quarterlands, Intacks, Cottages, and Mills, within the said Parish, by a fair and equal Assessment, to be made and levied and raised by the Wardens and Sidesmen aforesaid, or a Majority of them, in the usual and accustomed Manner, and at such Time or Times as they shall find requisite and judge proper. And that a fair Account of the Disbursements in the said Work be kept by the said Wardens and Sidesmen, to be produced by them when thereunto required. And that the Expence of building, finishing, and completing the Chancel of the said Church, shall be borne and paid by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man for the Time being, as Patron of the said Church, according to the Law and Custom in such Cases.

And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That when the said new Church shall be finished, and afterwards consecrated by the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of this Isle, the same shall be called, deemed, reputed, and taken as and for the Parish Church of Jurby aforesaid, in all Matters and Things whatsoever, as fully, and to all Intents and Purposes, as the said old Church was or might have been , and as such be served, supplied, resorted to, frequented, made, use of, repaired, kept up and amended, from Time to Time, and at all Times hereafter.

And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That no Manner of Person or Persons shall presume to inter, or cause to be interred, any Corpse within the said Church, or within twelve Feet of the Walls thereof, on the Outside of the same, on any Pretence whatsoever.

[408]

An Act to fix and regulate the Fees of certain Public Offices, and Officers therein named.

Whereas the Fees of and for the Public Offices and Officers hereinafter mentioned, are in many Instances unascertained and uncertain, and it is Thought expedient that the same should be regulated and fixed, We, therefore, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Governor, Council, Deemsters, and Keys of the said Isle, in Tynwald assembled, do humbly beseech your Majesty, that it may be enacted, and be it enacted, by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and, Consent of the Governor, Council, Deemsters, and Keys of the said Isle, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the Promulgation of this Act, the several and respective Tables of Fees hereinafter mentioned and set down, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, the lawful, fixed, and established Fees of and for the Public Offices and Officers therein mentioned, for and in respect of the Business, Matters, and Things in the said respective Tables set forth, and in lieu and in full of all Fees heretofore paid or payable for and in respect to such Business, Matters, and Things, severally and respectively; any Law, Custom, or Usage to the contrary hereof in anywise notwithstanding.

A TABLE OF FEES FOR THE GOVERNOR OR LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR.

 

s.

d.

For Process on an Action of Information

0

1

2

Order on a Petition

0

1

2

Awarding a Constable against a Person presented for Non-Appearance or Contempt

0

1

2

Granting Execution

0

1

2

Acceptance of an Appeal

0

1

2

A Pass, including every Charge for issuing the same, 9d.; and the same to be given out in the different Towns, as formerly accustomed.

     

Affixing the Seal Public of the Island to a Commission, or other Paper or Proceeding

0

12

3

And a Certificate, if required

0

12

3

A TABLE OF FEES FOR THE DEEMSTERS, WATER BAILIFFS AND HIGH BAILIFFS.

 

s.

d.

For a common Warrant or Process to charge Parties and Witnesses, for each Party and Person, 7d.; so as the same do not, at any one Time, in any one Cause, for both Parties and Witnesses, exceed the Sum of 2s. 4d.

     

[409] A Warrant or Order to Summon a Jury of Enquiry, Trespass Jury, Jury of Survey, or Jury of Report

0

1

2

An Order for Hearing a Petition

0

1

2

A Continuance of the same

0

0

7

A Presentment against each Person

0

0

7

Acceptance of an Appeal

0

1

2

Caption to a Deed, Bond, Note, or other Instrument, by a Deemster or High Bailiff

0

1

2

Taking an Affidavit in Writing

0

1

2

An Order of Arrest for Rent

0

1

2

A TABLE OF FEES FOR THE VICARS GENERAL, OFFICIAL, AND REGISTERS OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL COURTS

 

s.

d.

For a common Citation, to charge Parties and Witnesses, for each Party and Person, 7d.; so as the same do not at any one Time, in any one Cause, for both Parties and Witnesses exceed the Sum of 2s. 4d.

     

An Order for Hearing a Petition

0

1

2

A Continuance of the same

0

0

7

A Presentment against each Person

0

0

7

Probate of a Will

0

2

11

Letters of Administration

0

3

6

An Order or Judgment

0

0

7

A Commission to examine Parties or Witnesses beyond Seas

0

12

3

Taking down Depositions specially in Court, for each Deposition not exceeding one Page of sixteen Lines of common Writing, 1s. 2d.; and if exceeding one such Page, then for each Page containing sixteen Lines as aforesaid, 7d.

     

Taking down Depositions specially out of Court, 12s. 3d.; and if a whole Day or more, for each Day's Attendance 1. 4s. 6d.

     

For a Copy of Record not exceeding one Side or Page of common Writing Paper, 7d.; and if more than one Page, for each Page containing sixteen Lines, except the last Page of it should happen not to be, wholly written, 7d.

     

A TABLE OF FEES FOR THE ROLLS OFFICE AND CLERK OF THE ROLLS

 

s.

d.

For a Copy of Record not exceeding one Side or Page of Common Writing Paper, 7d.; and if more than one Page, for each Page containing sixteen Lines, and also for the last Page, though the same should not happen to contain many Lines, 7d.

     

A Contempt against each Person

0

0

7

Administering Oath upon Affidavit taken in Writing

0

1

2

Administering Oath of Office and enrolling Commission

0

5

10

Writing Confirmation, and recording a Deed

0

2

4

Entering a Traverse

0

1

2

Drawing a Commission to take Answer or Depositions

0

5

10

Appointment to summon Parties or Witnesses, for each Party and Witness. 7d.; so as the same do not at any one Time [410] any one Cause, for both Parties and Witnesses, exceed the Sum of 9s. 4d.

     

A Presentment against each Person for Non-appearance before the Clerk of the Rolls

0

0

7

Taking down Depositions specially in Court, for each Deposition (not exceeding one Page of sixteen Lines), 1s. 2d.; and if exceeding one such Page, then for each Page containing sixteen Lines, and also for the last Page, though the same should happen not to contain so many Lines, 1s. 2d.

     

Taking down Depositions, upon an Examination out of Court, 12s. 3d.; and if a whole Day or more, for each Day's Attendance, 1. 4s. 6d.

     

Exemplifications, on Appeals to the King, for each Sheet containing twenty Lines, written Brief-ways, on one Side only

0

2

4

Ordinary Rules of Court, in the Court of Chancery, Exchequer, and Common Law, for each Rule

0

0

7

Taking Answer of each Defendant to a Bill in Equity

0

2

4

For Search of every ten Years' Rolls, Books, or Bundles, and Certificate, if required

0

1

2

Entering a Claim for Title of Houses or Lands

0

1

2

Cancelling a Mortgage

0

1

2

And Certificate, if required

0

1

2

A Conditional Bond, or Recognizance

0

2

11

Administering Oath to a Guardian

0

1

2

A TABLE OF FEES FOR CORONERS, LOCKMEN, AND SUMNERS.

 

s.

d.

For charging or summoning Parties, Witnesses, and Jurors in any Cause, and granting Certificate, if required, for each Party, Witness, and Juror, 4d.; so as the same do not, at any one Time, in any one Cause, exceed to one Coroner, Lockman, or Sumner, 1s. 2d.

     

For granting to a Party, Witness, or Juror, a Certificate of his or her being charged

0

0

2

Executing a Decree, Judgment, or Execution, against each Defendant, (including the charging of a Jury to discover and appraise Effects), and making a Return or Certificate; if required, 7d., and the usual Charges in Case of a Sale; and the Coroner to be allowed over and above the Fees before. mentioned, for each Parish through which he may be obliged to travel or go, in doing any of the Duties aforesaid, beyond the Parish in which he resides, 3d.; and the Coroner of Glanfaba going out of his Sheading, to execute any Duty of his Office, to be allowed for each and every Parish in or through which he may be obliged to travel or go beyond the said Sheading, 1s. 9d.; provided that upon Sales exceeding One Hundred Pounds, the Coroner or Lockman shall have only Sixpence in the Pound, as Poundage, for what such Sales produce beyond a hundred Pounds.

     

A TABLE OF FEES FOR CONSTABLES.

 

s.

d.

For executing Arrest Under any Action, Warrant, Order, or Judgment, for each Party or Person arrested

0

1

2

[411] For conveying a Person arrested to Jail, or before a Court, Magistrate, or Jury, for every Parish, not exceeding five Parishes, in or through which the Constable way be obliged to travel or go in Performance of such Duty, 7d.; and if exceeding five Parishes, then for each Parish as aforesaid, 1s. 2d.

     

Executing Arrest against Property or Effects, 1s. 2d.; and for each Parish in or through which the Constable may he obliged to. travel or go, as aforesaid, 7d.

     

Writing and taking Bail Bond

0

1

2

Writing Certificate of Property or Effects arrested, 1s. 2d. but if the same exceed one Side or Page of common Writing Paper, containing sixteen Lines for each Page, 7d.

     

Confining a Jury until they agree upon a Verdict

0

1

2

Provided, that Nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed to extend to entitle any of the Officers before-mentioned, to demand or receive any Fees for or in respect of such public Business, as they, or any of them, have heretofore been accustomed and bound to do, ex officio, without Fee.

     

An Act to fix and regulate the Fees of Advocates and Attorneys, the Wages or Expences of Witnesses, and the Perquisites of Teachers of Parochial or Petty Schools.

Whereas in and by an Act, passed in the Year of our Lord 1777, intituled, "An Act for the Appointment of Attorneys, and for the fixing of their Fees," a Table of Fees for Advocates and Attorneys is appointed and set down, which Table of Fees is found to be inadequate in the present Day.

We, therefore, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Governor, Council, Deemsters, and Keys of the said Isle, in Tynwald assembled, do humbly beseech your Majesty, that it may be enacted, and be it enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Governor, Council, Deemsters, and Keys of the said Isle, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the Promulgation of this Act, the Table of Fees hereinafter mentioned and set down, shall be the legal and established Fees of and for Advocates and Attorneys in the said Isle, for and in respect of the Services and Business in the said Table mentioned, in lieu of the said Fees established in and by the said Act passed in the Year of our Lord 1777. And that the said Act do in every other respect remain unaltered.

A TABLE OF FEES FOR ADVOCATES AND ATTORNEYS.

 

s.

d.

Retainer

0

5

10

Attendance, receiving Instructions

0

3

6

[412] Drafting a Bill or Action, Declaration, Information, Petition, Answer, Plea, Demurrer, Replication, Rejoinder, or Exceptions, 4s. 8d.; and if the same exceed one Sheet of common Writing Paper, then for each Side or Page containing sixteen Lines, and also for the last, Page, though the same should happen not to contain so many Lines, 1s. 2d.

     

Preparing and producing Brief, for Hearing a Cause on the Merits, 3s. 6d.; and if the same exceed one such Sheet as aforesaid, then at the Rate of 3s. 6d. a Sheet for each Side or Page containing sixteen Lines, and also for the last Page, though the same should happen not to contain so many Lines.

     

Drawing a Deed of Conveyance, Will, or other Instrument of that Kind, 5s. 10d.; and if the same be more than one Sheet, then at the Rate of 5s. 10d. a Sheet for each Side or Page containing sixteen Lines, and also for the last Page, though the same should not contain so many Lines.

     

Writing Affidavit to ground a common Action

0

1

2

Writing Special Affidavit, 3s. 6d.; and, if the same be more than one Sheet, then at the Rate of 3s. 6d. a Sheet for each Page containing sixteen Lines, and also for the last Page, though the same should happen not to contain so many Lines.

     

Writing Depositions before a Jury, for each Deposition, 1s. 2d.; but if such Deposition exceed one Side or Page of Paper of sixteen Lines, then for each Page 1s. 2d.

     

Attendance, ordering an Office Copy

0

1

9

Attendance, receiving the said Copy

0

1

2

Taking out a common Action

0

1

9

Attendance, applying for Process, Order, or Execution

0

1

2

Attendance afterwards, receiving the same

0

1

2

Attendance on Coroner, Lockman, Sumner, or Constable, directing any Proceeding

0

1

2

Attendance, receiving Certificate or Return

0

1

2

A common Motion in Court

0

2

11

A Special Motion in Court

0

5

10

Attending an Examination of Witnesses, 12s. 3d. and if a whole Day or more, for each Day 1. 4s. 6d.

     

Arguing a Cause upon the Merits, before the Staff of Government, Court of Chancery, Court of Exchequer, Consistorial or Chapter Court, or before the House of Keys

0

12

3

Arguing a Special Plea, Demurrer, or Exceptions

0

12

3

Attendance on Witnesses, to know what can be proved in any Cause depending in any of the before-mentioned Courts, for each Witness, 3s. 6d.; so as the same do not exceed in the whole, upon any one Examination, 12s. 3d.

     

Arguing a Cause on the Merits, in the Deemster's Court, Admiralty Court, or Vicar General's Court, and Examining the Witnesses (if any) in the same Cause

0

5

10

Attending before a Jury, 12s. 3d.; and if a whole Day or more, for each Day 1. 4s. 6d.

     

Attending on any other professional Business not herein before specified, for each Day

1

4

6

Drawing a Jury's Verdict

0

2

4

Journey on Business, for each Mile, 1s. 2d.; but no Charge to be allowed for Journey to the ordinary and fixed Courts, unless by Agreement.

     

Writing a Letter

0

1

2

[413]Fair Copy of any Plea or Proceeding, to file, for each Side or Page, containing sixteen Lines, and also for the last Page, though the same should happen not to contain so many Lines

0

0

7

Any Charge not herein before specified to be regulated upon Taxation, by the Clerk of the Rolls, provided that either Party finding himself aggrieved by the Taxation of any Bill of Costs, may apply for Relief by Petition to the Chancellor, whose Order therein shall be final.

     

And, whereas, by an Act passed in the Year of our Lord 1753, Provision was made for the Wages or Expences of Witnesses, which Provision is found to be very inadequate: be it therefore enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That from and after the Promulgation of this Act, the following Table of Wages or Expences to Witnesses shall be the legal and established Wages or Expences to be allowed to Witnesses, according to their several Ranks and Degrees therein mentioned, any Law, Custom, or Usage to the contrary notwithstanding.

TABLE OF WAGES AND EXPENCES TO BE ALLOWED TO WITNESSES.

 

s.

d.

To every Person of the Degree of a Gentleman or Gentlewoman, who shall be charged, and appear as a Witness before any Court, Magistrate, or Minister of Justice, for every Parish in or through which such Witness may be obliged to travel or go to give Evidence

0

1

9

To a Man of the Class or Degree of a Tradesman, who shall be charged and appear as a Witness as aforesaid, for loss of Time

0

1

9

And to a Woman, of the same Class or Degree, for loss of Time

0

1

2

And for every Parish in or through which a Witness, of the last-mentioned Class or Degree, may be obliged to travel or go as aforesaid

0

0

7

To a labouring Man, or labouring Woman, who shall be charged and appear as a Witness as aforesaid, for loss of Time

0

1

2

And for every Parish in or through which such last-mentioned Witness shall be obliged to travel or go as aforesaid

0

0

4

To a Witness, of whatever Class or Degree, who shall be charged to witness and to prove the Summons of a Defendant or Defendants, in any Cause at Common Law for loss of Time, to be paid in Hand

0

1

2

And for every Parish in or through which such last-mentioned Witness may be obliged to travel or go to attend the Court

0

0

4

A Tradesman, attending to give Evidence in any Matter relating to the Art or Mystery of his Trade, to be allowed at. the Discretion of the Court, Judge, Magistrate, or Minister of Justice, before whom he is charged, any Sum not exceeding

0

12

3

[414] A professional Gentleman, attending to give Evidence in any Matter relating particularly to his Profession, to be allowed in Manner aforesaid any Sum not exceeding

1

4

6

Provided, that Nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to entitle Witnesses to Wages in any Matter, in which they have not heretofore been intituled to Wages by the Law or Custom of the said Isle.

     

And, whereas, by an Act passed in the Year of our Lord 1704, it is amongst other Things enacted, That the Masters of Petty Schools shall have over and above their Salaries already allowed, Sixpence quarterly from the Parents of every Child that shall be taught to read English, and Ninepence quarterly for such as are taught to Write; which Allowance is found to be altogether inadequate in the present Day. Be it therefore enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That from and after the Promulgation of this Act, the Teachers of the Parochial or Petty Schools shall be allowed to receive, over and above their Salaries, the Sum of two Shillings and Elevenpence a Quarter, for each and every Scholar taught to read English, and three Shillings and Sixpence a Quarter for each and every Scholar taught to Read and Write.

   

Atholl, Governor.

John F. Crellin,

}

Deemsters

William Scott.

Norris Moore,

John Cosnahan.

J. F. Crellin.

 

Thomas Stowell.

   

Daniel Mylrea.

   

T. Stephen.

The Keys.

Thomas Gawne,

Robert Quayle,

William Fitzsimmons,

Philip Moore,

Thomas Mylrea,

George Quayle,

Thomas Corlett,

Edward Cotteen,

John Moore,

John Hughes,

John Quane,

Robert Farrant,

John Quayle,

Edward Gawne,

John Llewellyn,

John Gelling.

At a Tynwald Court, holden at St. John's Chapel, the 5th Day of July, 1813.

The before written Acts of Tynwald, intituled "An Act for taking down and rebuilding the Parish Church of Jurby," "An Act to fix and regulate the Fees of certain Public Offfices and Officers therein mentioned," "An Act to fix and [415] regulate the Fees of Advocates and, Attorneys, the Wages or Expences of Witnesses, and the Perquisites of Teachers of Parochial or Petty Schools," having received the Royal Assent, at the Court at Carlton House, the 14th of June, 1813, Present, the Prince Regent in Council, as signified by the Right Honourable Lord Sidmouth, Secretary of State for the Home Department, in a Letter addressed to the Lieutenant Governor of this Island, bearing Date the 14th Day of June, 1813; the said Acts were this Day promulgated and published upon the Tynwald Hill, according to the ancient Form and Custom within this Isle. As witness our Subscriptions:

   

Atholl, Governor.

John F. Crellin,

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Deemsters

William Scott.

Norris Moore,

John Cosnahan.

J. F. Crellin.

 

Thomas Stowell.

   

Daniel Mylrea.

   

Thomas Stephen.

The Keys.

Thomas Gawne,

Edward Gawne,

John Quayle,

John Quane,

Edward Cotteen,

John Llewellyn,

John Corlett,

William Cuninghame,

Robert Farrant,

Thomas Mylrea,

John Caesar Gelling,

Robert Quayle,

William Fitzsimmons,

Robert Banks,

Thomas Corlett,

John Gelling,

John Hughes,

John Moore.

ISLE OF MAN, to wit.

At a Tynwald Court holden at Castle Rushen, the 20th Day of February, in the fifty-third Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of GOD, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, and in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, before the Most Noble JOHN, Duke of ATHOLL, Governor in Chief, the Council, Deemsters, and Keys of the said Isle.


 

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