London & Middlesex Acts of Parliament
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for repairing, lighting, watching.... the Road, called Goswell-street, leading from Aldersgate-bars to the House of Woodhouse Coker.... and also Bull-yard, Glasshouse-yard.... and Willow court.... and for removing nuisances therefrom. 53pp., plus cover leaf, Black Letter.
for enabling the Minister and Churchwardens of the Parish of Allhallows Barking, in the City of London, to grant a Lease of certain Estates belonging to the same Parish, pursuant to an Agreement entered into for that Purpose. 6pp.
to enable William Tufnell Jolliff, Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Barners.... to grant Building Leases, of the Demesne Lands thereof, and to rate and assess Fines on certain Copyhold Lands within the said Manor, for encouraging the Tenants to build thereon. 4pp.
for building a Bridge cross the River Thames, from Black Fryars in the City of London, to the opposite Side in the County of Surrey. 24pp., black letter, plus cover leaf.
Black Friars Bridge
for completing the Bridge cross the River Thames, from Black Fryars in the City of London.... and the Avenues thereto on the London Side, for redeeming the Tolls on the said Bridge, and on London Bridge; for re-building the Goal of Newgate....; for repairing the Royal Exchange....; for embanking Part of the North Side of the said River.... 41pp., plus cover leaf, Black letter.
for granting to the Chapel lately rebuilt in the Royal Hospital of Bridewell, all the Rights and Privileges belonging to the former Chapel.... lately taken down. 3pp.
to vest the Townleian Collection of Ancient Sculpture in the Trustees of the British Museum, for the Use of the Publick. 6pp. Two small tears.
for the Relief of the Out-Pensioners of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea. 4pp., black letter, plus cover leaf. Some light browning at edges.
Dean's yard, Westminster
to enable the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter, to open a Street from the South End of Long-ditch to the North End of Smith-Street.... to widen Wood-street.... 16pp., black letter, plus cover leaf.
Edmonton, Stepney Middx.
for vesting the Capital Messuage, with the Lands and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, at Southgate, in the Parish of Edmonton, and at Frian Barnett, in the County of Middlesex.... late part of the Estate of James Colebrooke, Esquire, deceased.... in him and his Heirs, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments in the Counties of Surrey and Middlesex.... 15pp.
¶ Refers to the 'Adventurers Moeity in the New River Water-works', Manor of Stebunhith, alias Stepney, Ryegate in Surrey, etc.
for paving, lighting, watching.... Finsbury Square.... and part of the Manor of Finsbury.... 41pp., Black Letter, including Schedule for Warrants etc.
Hans Sloane Collection
for the Purchase of the Museum, or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane, and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts; and for providing One General Repository for the better Reception and more convenient use of the said Collections; and of the Cottonian Library, and of the Additions thereto, 36pp., plus cover leaf, Black Letter. Some slight browning in parts.
Hendon, Manor of, Middlesex.
for Establishing and confirming Articles entered into upon the Marriage of Henry Arthur Earl of Powis, with Barbara Countess of Powis, his Wife, an Infant.... 29pp, black letter, decorative woodcut headpiece and initial letter.
¶ Also refers to Manors in County Kerry, Ireland, and Montgomery, Wales.
to discharge certain Copyhold Presises, in the Parish of Heston, in the County of Middlesex, from the Uses and Trusts thereof declared by the Will of Mary Wotton, deceased.... 11pp. Some browning.
for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Saint Mary Abbotts, Kensington.... 44pp. folio, disbound, black letter, plus cover leaf.
AN ACT for making the Surgeons of London and the Barbers of London Two Separate and Distinct Corporations.
20pp. folio, disbound, black letter, plus cover leaf.
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London Dock Company
for the Amalgamation of the London Dock Company and the Saint Katharine Dock Company into One Comapny.... 110pp.
for the further Relief of the Orphans and other Creditors of the City of London... 5pp, plus cover leaf, black letter.
to Enable Evelyn Chadwicke, Esquire, and his Wife, and their Issue, to make Building-Leases of Part of his Settled Estate in the Parishes of Saint James, westminster, and Saint Martin in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex. 3pp, some staining mainly to lower margin.
to enable the most Noble Jane, Dutchess Dowager of Argyll and Greenwich, to grant Leases of the Ground, and Repairing Leases of divers Houses and Buildings, in the County of Middlesex, mentioned in the Will of John late Duke of Argyll and Greenwich deceased. 3pp.
for investing Part of the personal Estate of Charles churchill Esquire, deceased, in the Purchase of Lands to be settled, pursuant to an Agreement in the Settlement made on the Marriage of Charles Churchill junior, Esquire with the Lady Maria Walpole. 19pp.
for the further Regulation of the General Penitentiary at Millbank. 4pp.
Norton Folgate, Middx.
for paving and repairing the Streets, Lanes.... within such Part of the Liberty of Norton Folgate, in the County of Middlesex, as is extra-parochial; and cerain Parts of Magpie-alley, and Blossom-Street, in the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch.... 36pp., Black Letter.
Palace Yard, Westminster
for purchasing certain Buildings and Ground in and near Palace Yard, Westminster, for the Use of the Publick. 2pp.
for more effectually paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, and regulating the Regent's Park.... and the new Streets and Improvements in the Neighbourhood of Parliament Street and Privy Gardens; and for maintaining a convenient Sewage for the same. 58pp.
Saint Bride, London
to enable the Trustees for executing an Act passed in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, altering, and improving the Parish Church of Saint Bridget, otherwise Saint Bride, in the City of London; and for providing a Workhouse.... 2pp, plus cover leaf.
Saint Christopher le Stocks
for vesting the Parish Church of Saint Christopher le Stocks, in the City of London, and the materials and Site thereof, and the Church-yard thereto adjoining, in the Governor and Company of the Bank of England.... 17pp., black letter, plus cover leaf.
Saint George, Hanover Square
for Sale of the Freehold Estate late of Roger Drake Esquire, deceased, and for laying out the Money arising thereby for the Benefit of Roger Drake, and Infant, his eldest Son and Heir at Law. 12pp.
Saint Giles, Westminster, Holborn
for further continuing and amending the several Acts passed for preventing the Frauds and Abuses committed in the Admeasurement of Coals within the City and Liberty of Westminster.... and the several Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, and Saint Mary le bon, and such Part of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn, as lies in the County of Midlesex. 4pp, black letter, plus cover leaf.
St. Martin in the Fields, Middx.
for Sale of a Tenement adjoining to Northumberland-house in the Strand (part of the Estate of Sir William Dodwell, Knight, deceased).... 11pp., some wear at corners, secured with staples.
¶ Refers to a survey which showed the property 'had been in very great Danger of falling..... several large Cracks in the Wall of the said Turret, and a great Defect in the Foundation thereof....'
Saint Martin le Grand, Westminster
for the better Paving, Cleansing, Lighting, and Watching, the Liberty of Saint Martin Le Grand, within the City and Liberty of Westminster.... 29pp., black letter, plus cover leaf.
to indemnify such Persons as have acted in the Suppression of the late Riots and Tumults, in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark, and for the Preservation of the publick Peace. 2pp, black letter, plus cover leaf, small piece torn away at bottom corner.
AN ACT to enable the President and Scholars of the College of Saint Mary Magdalen, in the University of Oxford, to grant Building Leases of certain Ground, Messuages.... in the Parish of Saint John....
for explaining, amending, and rendering more effectual, an Act passed in the Twenty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Tower Hamlets. 17pp., black letter, plus cover leaf.
AN ACT for discharging certain Leasehold Houses and Tenements comprised in the Marriage Settlement of Humfreys Ram, Esquire, from the Trusts of that Settlement; and for settling Freehold Houses of greater Value, in Lieu thereof.
7pp. folio, disbound, decorative headpiece and initial letter.
for the further Augmentation of the Salaries of the Puisne Justices of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, and of the Barons of the Coif of the Court of Exchequer, at Westminster. 2pp, black letter, plus cover leaf.
for better paving the Streets, Squares, Lanes, Courts, Alleys, Ways, and other publick Passages, in that Part of Goodman's Fields, which lies in the Parish of Saint Mary Matsellon, otherwise Whitechapel.... and also Red Lion Street and White Lion Street.... . 38pp., black letter, plus cover leaf.
¶ Refers to tenements in King Street, Westminster, Old Boswell Court, St. Clement Danes.