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provided also, that no Person shall for the Purposes of claiming this Exemption be deemed to be ordinarily resident in Ireland unless he shall reside therein during such Portion of the Year as is not covered by the Privilege herein provided; and for the better ascertaining the Fact of such Residence every Person claiming the Benefit of this Exemption shall verify the same upon Oath (if required) before the Commissioners acting in the Execution of this Act in the District where such Person shall reside.

No. 2.

Further EXEMPTIONS from the DUTIES in the several SCHEDULES marked (C.) (D.) and (E.)

Any Sheriff of any County, or Mayor or other Officer in any Corporation or Royal Burgh, serving an annual Office therein, who during such Year of Service shall have kept or shall keep any Number of Servants, Carriages, or Horses greater than the Number such Person was assessed to prior to the Year of such Service, and who shall have been assessed for such greater Number for One Year, shall be exempt from further Assessment for such greater Number for any other Year, although such Year of Service may have run into a Second Year of Assessment.

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Increase the Salary of the Assistant Judge of the Middlesex Sessions.

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c. 71.

HEREAS by an Act passed in the Session holden in the Preamble. Seventh and Eighth Years of Her Majesty (Chapter Seventy- 7 & 8 Vict. one), "For the better Administration of Criminal Justice in "Middlesex," it was provided, that it should be lawful for Her Majesty 5 to appoint a Person, being a Sergeant or Barrister at Law of not less than Ten Years standing, and in the Commission of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, and qualified by Law to act as a Justice of the Peace, to be the Assistant Judge of the Court of Sessions of the Peace for the said County, which said Assistant Judge should preside 10 at the Hearing of all Appeals and at the Trial of all Felonies and Misdemeanors in the said Court and all Matters connected therewith; and that there should be paid out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom the Sum of One thousand two hundred Pounds to such Assistant Judge as a yearly Salary: And whereas at the Time 15 of the passing of the said Act the Justices of the Peace acting in and for (among other Counties and Places) the County of Middlesex were, by the Act of the Session holden in the Fourth and Fifth Years 4 & 5 W. 4. of King William the Fourth, Chapter Thirty-six, by which the Central c. 36. Criminal

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c. 55.

Criminal Court was established, restricted from trying at their General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace, or any Adjournment thereof, certain Offences therein mentioned, but such Restriction was repealed by the 14 & 15 Vict. Act of the Session holden in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter Fifty-five, and the Criminal Business of the 5 Sessions of the Peace for the said County has been thereby much increased, and a Saving of Expense effected in Trials for the Offences thereby brought within the Jurisdiction of such Sessions: And whereas it is expedient, under the Circumstances aforesaid, that the Salary of the said Assistant Judge should be increased as herein-after 10 mentioned: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:

Salary of
Assistant

Judge to be

1,500l. a

Year.

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I. From and after the eight hundred and fifty-three there shall be payable to the said Assistant Judge, instead of the said yearly Salary of One thousand two hundred Pounds appointed by the said Act of the Fifth and Sixth Years of Her Majesty, such yearly Salary, not less than One thousand two hundred and not exceeding One thousand five hundred 20 Pounds, as the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, upon the Recommendation of One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State shall appoint, such Salary to be payable out of the said Consolidated Fund, on the Days, and in the Manner, and subject to the Provisions in the last-mentioned Act expressed concerning the said Salary 25 of One thousand two hundred Pounds.

II. It shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, upon the Recommendation of One of Her Majesty's Principal tiring Allow- Secretaries of State, to grant to any such Assistant Judge who shall be afflicted with some permanent Infirmity disabling him from the due Exe- 30 Judge on his cution of his Office an Annuity for his Life, by way of retiring Allowance, Resignation. not exceeding, where he shall have held his Office for less than Seven Years, One Third of his Salary, and where he shall have held his Office for Seven Years and less than Fourteen Years One Half of his Salary, and where he shall have held his Office Fourteen Years and upwards 35 Two Thirds of his Salary, such Annuity to commence from and after the Day when the Person to whom such Annuity is granted resigns his Office, and to be payable out of the said Consolidated Fund by quarterly Payments on the Fifth Day of January, the Fifth Day of April, the Fifth Day of July, and the Tenth Day of October in every Year, free 40 from all Taxes and Deductions except the Income Tax, and a proportionate Part of the said Annuity to be paid on the First of the said quarterly Days after the Resignation of such Assistant Judge in

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