Statutes of the Realm: Volume 6, 1685-94. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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1 Jac. II. c. 16.
Powers by the said Act given to the Mayor vested in the Bailiffs, Aldermen, &c.
For the preventing all Doubts and Scruples which may in any wise arise concerning the Power and Authoritie of the Bayliffes Aldermen Burgesses and Commonalty of the Burrough and Towne of Great Yarmouth in the County of Norfolke to putt in execution and take the Benefitt of an Act made in the First Yeare of the Raigne of the late King James the Second Entituled An Act for Clearing Preserving Maintaining and Repairing the Haven and Pieres of Great Yarmouth and for the Amendment of the said Act and makeing the same effectuall according to the true intent and meaning thereof Bee it declared and Enacted by the King and Queens most Excellent Majestyes by and with the Advice of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons now Assembled in Parlyament and by the Authoritie of the same That all and every the Powers Authorities and Benefitts by the said Act given or intended to be given to the Mayor Aldermen Burgesses and Co[m]monaltie in the said Act mentioned or to any of them shall be and hereby are for and dureing the rest and residue of the time in the said Act limitted Vested in the Bayliffes Aldermen Burgesses and Commonalty of the said Burrough that now are and their Successors and shall be taken deemed and adjudged to be by vertue hereof soe Vested as aforesaid And that the Powers Authorities and Benefitts by the said Act given or intended to be given to the said Mayor shall and hereby are Vested in the Bayliffe or Bayliffes for the time being and their Successors to be by them joyntly or severally executed in such manner as the said Mayor by the said Act might or was intended to have done
II. Collectors, &c. by this and the former Acts may execute the same.
And that all and every Officer and Officer Collector or Collectors Receiver or Receivers Commissioner or Commissioners to be nominated chosen or appointed by the forementioned or this present Act shall and may execute and pursue the severall and respective Powers therein given and directed.
III. Money by the former Act directed to be paid unto the Chamberlain, paid as Bailiffs, &c. shall order.
Provided alwayes That all and every Summe or Summes of Money directed or appointed to be paid by the said Act into the Hands of the Chamberlaine of the said Burrough for the time being shall hereafter be paid into the Hands of such Person or Persons as the Bayliffes Aldermen Burgesses and Commonalty in Common Councill assembled shall direct and appoint Any thing in the said Act to the contrary notwithstanding.
IV. Proviso for Alterations by new Charters.
Provided likewise That if it shall happen that there shall be within the said rest and residue of the said time by the said recited Act limitted any Alteration by any new Charter in the said Corporation from Bayliffes to [Mayors (fn. 1) ] That then the Mayor Aldermen Burgesses and Commonalty and every of them shall have and execute the Powers Authorities and Benefitts in the recited Act mentioned in such manner as in the said Act is expressed.