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RBoibrkA- sixty-three, furnish to the Guardians of eveiy
Marriages, ^^oh printed notices, which the said Guardians
|8«3. shall on or before the said thirty-first day d
furnish to December cause to be fixed or placed on the out-
Guardian^a side of the scveral church and chapel doora, or
noticea set- Other public and conspicuous buildings or placei
«ott required within their respective unions, and which said
^ndJr^Ms ^^*ic®s shall Specify the several acts required to
Act be done for the purpose of registering any maO'

riage under the provisions of this Act.

6. The Registrar-General shall cause to be pt>
vided such number of register books and forms as
shall be necessaiy to the execution of this Act;
and the said register books shall be of duraUe
materials, and in them shall be printed on eack
side of every leaf the heads of information herein
required to be known and registered in respect of
marriages, and every page of each of such bookB
shall be numbered progressively from the begin-
ning to the end of the book, b^inning wiA
number one, and every place of entry shall be also
numbm^ed proffr«»si vely from the beginning io die
end of the book, beginning with number one, and
every entry shall be divided fit)m the following
entry by a printed line ; and the Registrar-General
shall furnish for the use of the Registrars a sofS-
cient number of register books of marriages and
such other forms as may from time to time be
required for the purposes of this Act.

7. The several Superintendent Registrars' and
Registrars* districts which shall from time to time
be made under the provisions of the Registration

of Births and Deaths (Ireland) Act shall be the

forporpoees Superintendent Registrars* and Refidstrars' dis-

of this Act. X • . r xi- /rxi.- a j.»

tncts for the purposes of this Act*.
LordLiou- 8. The Lord Lieutenant, or the Registrar-
^^2I{;»°- General with his approbation, shall have power,
o«|nemi wUh from time to time as may be deemed expedient,
tion^niAy to alter the boundaries of the districts formed
£SU*^f "" ^nder the provisions of the said recited Act passed

dlrtricU. —

* See 26 Vic, c. 11, § 17, 18, 19 (pp. 511, 512).

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Part II. 6.] RegUtration of Marriages. 637

in the seventh and eighth years of Her Majesty, *^*'L^'*^
chapter eighty-one, and to form new districts, and rboibtiul-
in the event of any new district being so formed MrRRiACM,
to appoint fit persons to be Registrars for such i»6».
districts ; and every such Registrar shall hold his ""~
office during the pleasure of the Registrar-
OaieraJ.

9. Every Registrar of marriages, appointed Rogi8tr«rff
under the said recited Act or this Act, shall have SJ"2bjVct
the power, subject to the approval of the Registrar- *« ^^^*^
General, to appoint, by writing under his hand, a General,"'
fit person to act as his deputy in case of the ^^^^^^ *
illness or absence of such Registrar, and every such
Deputy Registrar while so acting shall have all

the powers and duties and be subject to all the
provisions and penalties declared by the said
recited Act and this Act concerning Registrars of
marriages, and in case of the death of the Regis-
trar shall act as Registrar until another be ap-
pointed, and every Registrar shall be civilly
responsible for the acts and omissions of his
deputy.

10. The several Superintendent Registrars and J5f|^''^|J3
Registrars of the several districts, and their re- Act t« Mt
spective deputies, appointed from time to time onLTi^cT
and acting under the provisions of the said lasi-
recited Act, shall from time to time be the Super-
intendent Registrars and Registrars of their
respective districts for the purposes of this Act, if

the^' think fit to accept such office ; and in the
event of their refusal to act, the Guardians of the
union shall appoint a person, with such qualifica-
tdons as the Registrar-General may declare to be
necessary, to be the Superintendent Registrar or
Registrar under this Act ; and every such Super-
intendent Registrar and Registrar shall hold his
office during the pleasure of the Registrar-General

11. In all cases of marriages which may be ProTiiionfor
lecnilly solemnized in Ireland, and which do not °*^fS*
oome within %ae provisions of the said Act of the prorisions of
aevenih and eighth years of Her Majesty, chapter «. «? ^***
eighty-one, or any Act amending the same, ^e
parties about to contract any such marriage shall

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538 Registratian of Ma/rriages, [Part IL 6.

26 & ^V'^- produce to the clergyman celebrating the marriage
Bbo'istra. a certificate according to the form (A)' in the sche-
maiSiaom ^^® herexmto annexed, which certificate shall be
1863. ' procured by the parties contracting the marriage,
previous to its solemnization, from the Begistrar
of the district appointed under this Act within
which such marriage is intended to be solemnized,
who shall be bound, as feur as possible, without fee
or reward, to fill up the said schedule, and it shall
be signed by the parties contracting the marriage
and by the witnesses present thereat, not being
less than two, and also by the said clergyman ;
and the parties contracting the marriage shall
within three days thereafter either deliver or send
by post such certificate to the Begistrar of mar-
riages appointed under this Act for the district
wherein the marriage was solemnized; and the
husband shall, in case of failure so to deliver or
send such certificate, be liable in a penalty not
exceeding ten poimds, to be recovered as herein-
after provided.
PoTTOiuun- 12. In case of the inability to write of any
miyiiiijnby* pe^so^i whoso signature is required or necessary
niakiiig * under this Act, it shall be lawful for such person
°"***' to make such signature by making a cross or other

mark, which shall be made in the presence of the
clergyman or two witnesses, who ^all attest the
same, and such mark shall be in all respects as
biodiog and effectual as the signature of such
person, if capable of writing, would have been.
Farttooiarfof 13. Every Registrar, on receipt of any such
hf«SJ?d^ certificate, shall forthwith entw the particulars
1^ k?' thereof in the register book : Provided always,
T* \ , that if any error shall be discovered to have been
crroQWNu Committed m the entry of mamage in any register,
untriofl. ^^ person discovering the same shall fordiwitii
give information thereof to the Justice or Justices
at the Petty Sessions of the district within which
such marriage shall have been solemnized, or, if
within the Dvblwn Metropolitan Police IHstrict,
to a Divisional Justice or Justices within the said

*Pftgei4fi.

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Pabt IL 6.] Registration of Marriages, 539

district ; and it shall be lawful for the said Justice *^ ^ %^^^'
or JiLstices, and they are hereby authorized and lUoisTkA.
required, thereupon, or upon otherwise coming to mJJJS*,°ok8
the knowledge of such erroneous entry, to summon 1863,
before them the person who made and any person
concerned in making such erroneous entry or
having any knowledge r^arding the same, and
also any person interested in the effect of such
erroneous entry, and to examine all such persons
on oath ] and if the said Justice or Justices shall
be satisfied that any error has been committed in
any such entry, such Justice or Justices shall, by
authority in writing under his or their hands,
direct the Registrar to correct the erroneous entry ;
and it shall be lawful for the Registi*ar, and he is
hereby required, thereupon to correct the erroneous
entry according to the truth of the case by entry
in die margin, without any alteration of the
original entry; and such marginal entry shall
contain a reference to the deposition upon which
the said Justice or Justices directed the correction
to be made, and shall be dated on the day on
which it is made, and signed by the parties apply-
ing for the correction and by the Registrar ; and
in every case the R^istrai* shall make the like
alteration in the certified copy of the register book
to be made by him as herein-after provided ; pro-
vided that in case such certified copy shall have
been already made he shall make and deliver in
like manner a separate certified copy of the original
erroneous entry and of the marginal correction
therein made.

Reitwms,
14. In the months of April, July, October, and Certified
Jamuary, on such days as shall from time to time tnes of mar.
be appointed by the Registrar-General, every J^^*^^^
Registrar shall make and deliver to the Superin- tcriy. and tho
toident Registrar of his district, on durable Soki^when
materials, a true copy, certified by him \inder his |"®^\*® *''?
liand, according to ilie form (B)^ in the schedule to ratBc^^m.
this Act annexed, of all the entries of marriages

» Page #46.

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510 Eegisiratioii of Marriages, [Part II. 6.

*6 ^ ^^'^* made during the quarter of a year last preceding
RKo'isrnA- tlie first day of each of the several months herein-
MARRiAott before mentioned respectively in the register books
1863. ' kept by him, the first of such certified copies to be
given in the month of April, in the year one
thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, and the
Superintendent Registrar shall examine the same,
and if found to be correct shall certify the same
under his hand to be a true copy : if there shall
have been no marriages registered since the
delivery of the last certificate the Registrar shall
certify the fact, and such certificate shall be
delivered to the Superintendent Registrar as afore-
said, and be coimtersigned by him : the Registrar
shall keep safely the register book furnished to
him as herein-before mentioned imtil it shall be
filled, and shall then deliver it to the Superinten-
dent Registrar, to be kept by him with the records
of his office.
Soperin. 15. Every Superintendent Registrar shall four

R^girtrtM times in every year, on such days as shall be
to aend named for the purpose by the Registrar-Greneral,
wpieaof Send to the Registrar-Cfeneral all the certified
?^rluff copies of the registers of marriages which be
to iU}gi»trar- shall have received from the Registrars of mar-
Oenomi. rij^ges as aforesaid for the quarter of a year last
preceding the first day of each of the several
months herein-before mentioned respectively in
the form (B)' in the schedule to this Act annexed;
and the Registrar-Greneral, if it shall appear, by in-
terruption of the regular pi'Ogression of numbers or
otherwise, that the copy of any part of any book has
not been duly delivered to him, shall procure, as far
as possible, consistently with the provisions of this
Act, that the same may be remedied and supplied.
The certified copies so sent to the Oeneral Register
Office shall be thereafter kept in the said office in
such order and manner as tibe Registrar-Greneral,
under the direction of the Lord Lieutenant, shall
think fit, so that the same may be most readily
seen and examined.

• Pa^e ft4e.

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Part II. 6.] Registration of Mariiages, 541

16. The R^strar-General shall once in every ^^* %^^^'
year transmit to the Loixl Lieutenant a general rboibtIu-
abstract of the numbers of marriages registered mIrrmom
during the foregoing year in such form and at such isfis.
date as the Lord Lieutenant shall from time to Abatrlrt of
time prescribe ; and every such annual general Jl^fjJ" ***
abstract shall be laid before Parliament within one na»iiy befor©
month after receipt thereof, or, if Parliament shall p»^'^«»««'-
not be then sitting, within one month after the
commencement of the next session.

17. The Registrar-Greneral shall cause indexes Jj*]^** *<>
ctf all the registers herein mentioned to be made General
and kept in the General Register Office ; and 2^^**
every person shall be entitled to search the said Se»rohe«
indexes between the hours of ten in the morning certified *°
and four in the afternoon of. every day, except «**p*** »****"•
SundaySy Christmas Bay^ and Good Friday^ and

to have a certified copy of any entry in the said
registers ; and for every general search of the said
indexes the sum of twenty shillings, and for every
particular search the sum of one shilling, and for
every such certified copy the sum of two shillings
and sixpence, shall be paid to the Registrar-General
or such other officer as shall be appointed to re-
ceive such fees on his account, in addition to the
stamp duty of one penny imposed by an Act passed
in' the twenty-third year of Her Majesty, chapter
fifteen.

18. Every Superintendent Registrar shall cause indaxeatobe
indexes of the register books in his office to be sHJ^riiw-
made and kept with the other records of his office. *"* ?<*^-
Every person shall be entitled, on such days and and pcmnw
at such reasonable hours as shall be directed by jJl^hlhJm.
the Registrar-General, to search the said indexes,

and to have a certified copy of any entry or entries
in the said register books, vmder the haiid and seal
of the Superintendent Registrar, on payment of
the fees herein-after mentioned ; that is to say, for
every general search the sum of five shillings, and
for every particular search the sum of one shilling,
and for every certified copy the sum of two shillings
and sixpence, in addition to the stamp duty of one
penny imposed by an Act passed in the twenty-
third year of Her Majesty, chapter fifteen.

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542 Registration of Marriages, [Part II. 6.

^^ ^c*9o^'*^" ^^' ^^'^^ person shall be entitled, on such days
bboibtra- and at such reasonable hours as shall be directed
marriagbs, ^y *^® Registrar-General, to search such entries
1863. 'in the register books in the custody of the Kegis-
PmonT trars as shall not have been included in the last
*w*'h ** ^ preceding return made by such Registrar to his
gi»tcr books. Superintendent Registrar, and to have a certified
copy of any such entry or entries, under the hand
and seal of the Registrar, on pay]paent of the fees
herein-after mentioned ; that is to say, for every
such search the sum of sixpence, and for every
certified copy the sum of two shillings and six-
pence, in addition to the stamp duty of one penny
imposed by an Act passed in the twenty-third year
of Her Majesty, chapter fifteen.

Fees.
Superintend- 20. Everv Superintendent Registrar shall make
tntre to bo out an account four tmies m every year, on such
cerfifiod^** days and for such periods as shall from time to
copies sent time be appointed by the Registrar-Greneral, of the
HcK»«tor*^ number of entries in such certified copies so sent
Office. by him to the Registrar-Gcueral, as provided by

this Act, and shall send the said account to the
Registrar-Greneral. If on examination, and com-
parison with the certified copies of the registers or
certificates received by the Registrar-General, such
account shall be found correct, the Superintendent
Registrar shall be entitled to receive twopence
from the Registrar-General for every entry in such
certified copies of registers of marriages, which
shall be charged by tlie Registrar-General to the
general expenses of his office.
Remnrars to 21. Every Registrar shall make out an account
iJSoaiIt*if*" four times ia each year, on such days and for such
number of periods as shall from time to time be appointed
fourtiniM by the Registrar-General, of the number of mar-
^^^^' riages which he shall have registered in pursuance
of the provisions of this Act, and the Superin-
tendent Registrar shall verify and sign the same.
The Guardians of the union in which he shall be
Registrar, on production of the said account, ao
venfied and signed, shall pay to the said R^;istrary

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Part I r. 6.] liegutraiion of Marria^ee, 543

out of the monieB in their hands or power as such -^ * ^I^^^'
Guardians, at the rate of sixpence for every entry rkoistra-
of marriage included in such account, and the same MrRRiAo«s
shall be charged to the union at large, and such i863.
Guardians shall be and they are hereby empowered
to levy off the union at large such sums so paid
by them, and such sums shall be included in the
rates which such Guardians are by law empowered
to levy and raisa

22. Every person who shall wilfully make or Pewns
cause to be made, for the purpose of being inserted Jutemenia"^
in any register of marriages, any false statement J*"" l^^^
touciiing any of the particulars herein reqidred to be siibjeot to
be known and registered, shall be subject to the JeijuJi!* ^**'
same pains and penalties as if he were guilty of
perjury.

23. The thirty-sixth and thirty-seventh sections s ae, 37 of
of an Act passed in the twenty-foiu^h and twenty- o*98,inowrTO'-
fiffch years of Her Majesty, intituled An Act to «ted ^ith
eonsolidate amd amend the Statute La/w of England

ofnd Irekmd relcUing to mdictahle Offences by
Fcnrgery^ shall be incorporated with and form part
of this Acf.

24. Every R^istrar who shall refuse or without P«Mity for
reasonable cause omit to fill up the certificate of ifegirtrar to
marriage or register any marriage of which he shall jregj»ter mw-
have received a certificate, and every person having ' *^'
the custody of any register book or any part thereof

who shall carelessly lose or injure the same, or
carelessly allow the same to be injured whilst in
his keeping, shall forfeit a sum not exceeding ten
pounds for every such offence.

25. Every person who imder the provisions of Penalty for
this Act is required to deliver the registers of SSi^'r*re**
m&rnaices or copies of such registers to any Super- ^^ **\Su-
intendent Kegistrar or to the Registrar-General, Rcgiitmr or
and who, after being duly required to deliver such ^^^"
register or copies as aforesaid, shall re^se or during

one calendar month neglect so to do, shall be liable
for every such offence to forfeit a sum not exceed-
ing ten pounds.

* See p. »46.

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544 Registration of Marriages. [Part II,






^^ * ^0^'^* ^^* ^^y penalty recoverable tinder the proil
rboistra- sions of this Act shall be recoverable in a siimmaqf

mIhTmobs, ^a,y, with respect to the Police district of Dviim
1863. ' Metropolis, subject and according to the provisioa

Penalties of any Act regulating the powers and duties «

howreooTcr- Justices of the Peace for such district, or of ^
Police of such district, and, with respect to othtf
parts of Ireland^ before a Justice or Justices i
the Peace sitting in Petty Sessions, subject 2jA

14 & 16 Vic. according to the provisions of " The Petty Sesmoos

""' ®*- (Ireland) Act., 1851," and any Act amending tk

same.

N<jt to affect 27. Nothing in this Act contained shall affect

maiTiage in ^^^ J^w of marriage in Ireland.

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Bi^8?kA- ^ ' Rejristrar of births, deaths, mod

•noN OF marriagefl in the district of , in the iinka

Marriaors, of , in the county of

^^* do hereby certify, That this is a true copy of the Registrar t
book of marriages within the said district from the entry ef
the marriage of , No. , to the

entry of the marriage of , Na

Witness my hand, this » day of 18 .

,Begistzar.



[The particulars in this schedule to be entered accoiding to

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*^*5^y'<^- Extracts from the 2ith A 25th Vic, cap. 98,

^f™*Sy"^ compriaiTig the Sections qf that Act which an

If^' referred to in and consolidated with the Acts for

registering JBvrths, Deaths, and Marriages^ 26

Fie., cap. 11, and 26 <f? 27 Vic., cap, 90.



Forging

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of births,

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iiurriftgcs,

deaths, or

burUIf.



§ 36. Whosoever shall iinlawfuDy destroy, de-
face, or injure, or cause or permit to be destrojed,
defaced, or injm^, any raster of births, baptisms,
marriages, deaths, or burials which now is or here-
after shall be by law authorized or required to be
kept in England or Ireland, or any part of any
such register, or any certified copy of any such
register, or any part thereof, or shall forge or
fraudulently alter in any such register, any entry
relating to any birth, baptism, marriage, death, or
burial, or any part of any such register, or any
certified copy of such register, or of any part
thereof, or shall knowingly and unlawftilly insert,
or cause or permit to be inserted, in any such
register, or in any certified copy thereof, any false
entry of any matter relating to any birth, baptism,
marriage, death, or burial, or shall knowingly and
unlawfully give any false certificate relating to
any birth, baptism, marriage, death, or burial, or
shall certify any writing to be a copy or extract
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the part of such regiBter whereof such copy or ** * ^'*^*
extract shall be so giTen, to be false in any owrmcmmr
material particular, or shall forge or counterfeit ^°"^^*
the seal of or belonging to any register office or —
Burial Board, or shall offer, utter, dispose ofy
or put off any such register, entry, certified
copy, certificate, or seal, knowing the same to
be fiaJse, forged, or altered, or shall offer, utter,
dispose of, or put off any copy of any entry
in any such register, knowing such entry to be
false, forged, or altered, shall be guilty of felony,
and being convicted thereof, shall be Uable, at the
discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servi-
tude for life, or for any term not less than three
years ; or to be imprisoned for any term not ex-
ceeding two years, with or without hard labour,
and with or without solitary confinement.

37. Whosoever shall knowingly and wilfully vuidng
insert, or cause or permit to be inserted, in any in eopiea of
copy of any register directed or required by law ^*dJ!5JJJJJ
to be transmitted to any Registrar or other officer,
any false entry of any matter relating to any
baptism, marriage, or burial, or shall forge or alter,
or shall offer, utter, dispose of, or put off, knowing
the same to be forged or altered, any copy of any
register so directed or required to be transmitt^
as aforesaid, or shall knowingly and wilfully sign
or verify any copy of any register so directed or
required to be transmitted as aforesaid, which
copy shall be false in any part thereof, knowing
the same to be false ; or shall unlawfully destroy,
defjEioe, or injure, or shall for any fraudulent pur-
pose take from its place of deposit, or conceal any
such copy of ^ny register, shall be guilty of felony,
and being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the
discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servi-
^ tnde for life, or for any term not less than three
years ; or to be imprisoned for any term not ex-
ceeding two years, with or without hard labour,
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VACCINATION ACTS.



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"^848.*^' An Act to make further Provision for the Pnctioe
— of Vaccination in Ireland,



[2nd AuguH, 1858,



14 k 15 Vic
c. 68.



Dupensarj
Committoes
may diride
dbpensary
difltiets.
and rrautre
Medical
Officer to
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porpofes of

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Whereas by an Act passed in the fourteentk
and fifteenth years of the reign of Her Majesty,
intituled An Act to provide for the better JHstTtbu-
tion, Support, and Management of Medical Chari-
ties in Ireland, a7id to amend an Act of the eUrtntk
year of Her Majesty, to provide for the executim
of the Laws for the Relief of the Poor in Ireland^
it is provid^ that the Medical Officer of everr
district constituted under the said Act shall and
he is thereby required to vaccinate all persons who
may come to him for that purpose, subject to such
regulations as may be issued by the Poor Law
Commissioners in that behalf* : And whereas it is
expedient to make further provision for vacdni-
tion in the dispensary districts in Ireland ; Be it



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