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Impounding of Distresses (Ireland) Act, 1825
Great Britain Parliament
[6 George IV. c. 43] An Act to Amend and Render More Effectual an Act Made in the Tenth Year of the Reign of King Charles the First, for Impounding of Distresses in Ireland
[1825-Jun-10 | "An Act to Amend and Render More Effectual an Act made in Tenth Year of the Reign of King Charles the First, for Impounding of Distresses in Ireland," Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 6 George IV. 1825 (London, 1825; Google Books: Online Library of Free eBooks) 209-13.
Whereas an Act was passed in the Parliament of Ireland, in the Tenth Year of the Reign of King Charles the First, intituled An Act for the Impounding of Distresses: [10 C. 1. c. 25. (I.)]And Whereas the Provisions of the said recited Act are not sufficient for the Purposes intended; and it is expedient that a more effectual Regulation should be made for such Purposes, and to prevent Abuse in the making and impounding of Distresses in Ireland [Pound Keepers to give Security by Recognizance to Sheriff, to be renewed annually.] [No Fee.] [Penalty, 10£.]…
II. [Rescuing Cattle, or injuring Pound, whether Cattle be therein or not, a Misdemeanor.]
III. [Whenever stray Cattle put in Pound, Notice to be posted as herein directed.] [Penalty.]
IV. [Michaelmas Quarter Sessions to fix Charge of Pound Keepers for Sustenance.] [Not keeping Rates posted, or charging more than fixed.] [Penalty.]
V. [Charges of Pound Keepers:] [For Horses, &c.] [For Sheep, &c.]
VI. [Rates to be taken by Pound Keepers for the Time during which the Cattle remain impounded.] [Pound Fees for a Distress.] [
VII. [Extortion, Neglect of Pound, or administering Oath by Pound Keepers.] And be it further enacted, That if any Pound Keeper in Ireland shall demand or take any greater Sum for the impounding of any Cattle than such Pound Keeper is by this Act authorized to demand and take; or if the Wall of the Pound of any such Keeper shall not be well and substantially built of Stone or Brick, and of the Height of Seven feet at the least; or if Three fourths at least of the Area of any such Pound shall not be scraped or swept Once in every Twenty four Hours at the least, or otherwise kept clean and in good order, and with a Sufficiency of wholesome Water for the Cattle which from time to time shall be kept therein; or if any Pound Keeper shall take upon himself to administer any Oath; [Penalty.] every such Pound Keeper shall, upon Conviction of any such Offence or Neglect, forfeit and pay a Sum not exceeding Five Pound.
VIII. [Cattle to be impounded in nearest Pound; and within the same Barony and County.]
X. [Impounding Cattle in Manor Pound.]
XI. [Impounding contrary to Act, Penalty.] [Limitation of Complaint.]
XII. [Appeal to Quarter Sessions. Trial. On Notice of Appeal and Security, no Warrant to be issued.]
XIII. [Penalties have disposed of.]
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