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28th day of October 1842 to the said 3d day of August instant (both days inclusive); and as to the said John Allen Pigott, being the balance between the sum of 2401. 7s. 11d., the proportionate part of his compensation from the said 28th day of October 1842 to the said 3d day of August instant, the sum of 1001., being an allowance on account of his compensation so ordered to be paid to him as aforesaid ; to the said William Thodey Smith, as Clerk in the Public Office, 2911. ls. 6d. ; to Henry Haines, as Receiver of the Sixpenny Writ Duty, 511. 18s. 6d.; to John Holdship, as Chaff Wax, 151. 38. ; to Robert Hand, as Sealer, 131. 10s. 7d.; and to William Learmouth, as Messenger, 91. 12s. 5d., being the proportionate part of their respective compensation which accrued from the said 28th day of October 1842 to the said 3d day of August instant (both days exclusive); and the said several persons would respectively be entitled to receive the future quarterly payments of their said respective compensations, the first quarterly payment thereof to be made on the 3d day of November next. And his Lordsbiy doth order that, out of any cash which may at any time be remaining in the Bank to the credit of the said account entitled “The Suitore's Fee Fund Account" (but subject and without prejudice to the payment of all salaries and sums of money which by any Act or Acts in force at the passing of the said recited Act were authorized to be paid thereout), there be paid by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to the said Joseph Bicknell, the yearly sum of 1,1481. 58. 9d., to the said John Ellis the yearly sum of 1301. 33. 3d., to the said Michael Bentley the yearly sum of 1211. 19s., to the said Thomas Hill Mortimer the yearly sum of 831. 9s. 11d., to the said Thomas Mortimer the yearly sum of 501. 10s. 9d., to the said Edward Jordan Graeff the yearly sum of 421. 6s. 2d., to the said Christopher Cookney the yearly sum 421. 2s. 4d., and to the said Charles Tancred the yearly sum of 201. 18s. 1d.; to the said John Allen Pigott, as Agent, the yearly sum of 3141. 16s. 5d., and to the said William Roberts, as Agent and Record-keeper, the yearly sum of 4141. 10s. 3d., as compensation for the loss of their respective offices; to the said William, Thodey Smith 3001. for the loss sustained by him under the said Act, and to the

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said Henry Haines the yearly sum of 681., to the said John Holdship, the yearly sum of 191. 16s. 9d., to the said Robert Hand the yearly sum of 171. 148. 3d., and to the said William Learmouth the yearly sum of 121. 12s., for compensation for the diminution of their respective emoluments by reason of the discontinuance of the sealing or signing of writs. And that such yearly sums be payable and paid by equal quarterly payments on the 3d day of February, the 3d day of May, the 3d day of August, and the 3d day of November in every year; the first of such quarterly payments to be made on the 3d day of November next; and as regards the said Joseph Bicknell, John Ellis, Michael Bentley, Thomas Hill Mortimer, Thomas Mortimer, Edward Jordan Graeff, Christopher Cookney, Charles Tancred, John Allen Pigott, and William Roberts, during their respective lives; and as regards the said William Thodey Smith, Henry Haines, John Holdship, Robert Hand, and William Learmouth, so long as they shall continue to hold their respective offices as aforesaid. And his Lordship doth further order, that on the decease of the said Joseph Bicknell, John Ellis, Michael Bentley, Thomas Hill Mortimer, Thomas Mortimer, Edward Jordan Graeff, Christopher Cookney, and Charles Tancred, any or either of them, there be paid to their executors, administrators, or assigns, out of any cash which may be then in the Bank to the credit of the said account entitled “the Suitors' Fee Fund Account,” (but subject as aforesaid), the following yearly sums; (that is to say), to the executors, administrators, or assigns of the said Joseph Bicknell 5741. 2s. Ild. ; to the executors, administrators, or assigns of the said John Ellis 651. ls. 8d.; to the executors, administrators, or assigns of the said Michael Bentley 601. 198. Od.; to the executors, administrators, or assigns of the said Thomas Hill Mortimer 411. 14s. 11d.; to the executors, administrators, or assigns of the said Thomas Mortimer 251. 58. 5d. ; to the executors, administrators, or assigns of the said Edward Jordan Graeff 211. 3s. 1d. ; to the executors, administrators, or assigns of the said Christopher Cookney 211. ls. 2d.; and to the executors, administrators, or assigns of the said Charles Tancred the sum of 101. 9s. Id.; being respectively one moiety of the respective sums awarded to them for compensation for seven years, to be computed from the day of the decease of

such Sworn Clerk. And his Lordship doth order that, out of any cash which may at any time be remaining in the Bank to the credit of the said account entitled “ The Suitors' Fee Fund Account," but subject as aforesaid, there be paid to the said several persons as such Sworn Clerks as aforesaid, the following sums; (that is to say), Joseph Bicknell 8761. 16s. 5d., John Ellis 991. 7s. 10d., Michael Bentley 931. 35. 4d., Thomas Hill Mortimer 631. 15s. 2d., Thomas Mortimer 381. 11s. 10d., Edward Jordan Graeff 321. 6s. ld., Christopher Cookney 321. 3s. 2d., and Charles Tancred 151. 19s. 3d., being the proportionate part of their respective compensations at the rate aforesaid, which accrued from the said 28th day of October 1842 to the 3d day of August instant (both days exclusive); to the said John Allen Pigott, as Agent, 1401. 78. 11d., and to the said William Roberts, as such Agent and Recordkeeper as aforesaid, 3161. 10s. 4d., being the proportionate part of their respective compensations at the rate aforesaid (except as to the said John Allen Pigott), which accrued from the said 28th day of October 1842 to the said 3d day of August instant (both days inclusive); and as to the said John Allen Pigott, being the balance between the sum of 2401. 7s. 11d., the proportionate part of his compensation from the said 28th day of October 1842 and the said 3d day of August instant, and the sum of 1001., being an allowance on account of his compensation so ordered to be paid to him as aforesaid ; to the said William Thodey Smith, as Clerk in the Public Office, the sum of 2291. Is. 6d.; to the said Henry Haines, as Receiver of the Sixpenny Writ Duty, the sum of 511. 18s. 6d.; to the said John Holdship, as Chaff Wax, the sum of 151. 3s. ; to the said Robert Hand, as Sealer, the sum of 131. 10s. 7d. ; and to the said William Learmouth, as Messenger, 91. 12s. 5d. ; being the proportionate parts of their said respective yearly sums for compensation, which accrued from the said 28th day of October 1842 to the said 3d day of August instant (both days exclusive). And for the purposes aforesaid, the said Accountant-general is to draw on the Bank according to the form prescribed by the Act of Parliament and the general rules and orders of this Court in that case made and provided:-(Reg. Lib. B. 1842, fol. 1433.)

J. Collis, Registrar.

Lord Chancellor.–Wednesday the 22nd day of November,

in the 7th year of the Reign of her

Majesty Queen VictoRIA, 1843; in Mr. Johnson (seal). the Matter of the Suitors of the

High Court of Chancery. Whereas by an Act passed in the 6th year of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled, “An Act for abolishing certain Offices of the High Court of Chancery in England,” it was amongst other things enacted, that it should be lawful for every person who should at the passing of the said Act be a Clerk of the Enrolments, Deputy of such Clerk, Comptroller of the Hanaper, Riding Clerk, Six Clerk, Sworn Clerk, Waiting Clerk, or Record-keeper, and whose office or employment should be abolished or affected by the said Act, to make a clain for compensation within 12 calendar months after the passing of the said Act, to his Lordship, who should proceed, in such manner and upon such average as he might think proper, to inquire what compensation might be made to any such claimant, and what were the fees and emoluments in respect of which the same should be allowed ; and in every case in which such claim should be established to the satisfaction of his Lordship, he was thereby authorised and empowered to determine by an order the amount of the annual compensation which should seem to him to be just and reasonable for the loss sustained by any such claimant, being, in the case of a Clerk of the Enrolments or Deputy as aforesaid or Comptroller of the Hanaper, Riding Clerk, Six Clerk, Sworn Clerk, or Waiting Clerk, not less than three-fourths nor more than the whole, and in the case of Agent or Record-keeper, not less than two-thirds nor more than the whole of the sum which should be determined by bis Lordship to be the net annual value of such fees and emoluments: Provided always, that no period should be fixed for any such averages as aforesaid than three years, expiring on any day between the passing of the said Act and the 1st day of November then next, or some portion of such three years ; and that, for the purpose of taking any average in the case of a Sworn Clerk or Waiting Clerk, the fees and emoluments of any business previous to the acquisition of such business by any Sworn Clerk or Waiting Clerk claiming compensation in respect thereof, should be deemed to have been the fees and emoluments of such Sworn Clerk or Waiting Clerk; provided that no average should be taken or compensation awarded in respect of any business which should be acquired after the passing of the said Act. And it was further enacted, that the executors or administrators of every person who at the passing of the said Act should be a Clerk of the Enrolments or Deputy as aforesaid, Comptroller of the Hanaper, Riding Clerk, Six Clerk, Sworn Clerk, Waiting Clerk, Agent, or Record-keeper, and who should die after the said 28th day of October then next after the passing of the said Act, and before compensation should be awarded to him, should be entitled to make such claim and receive such compensation for the time which should elapse between the said 28th day of October then next after the passing of the said Act and the day of the death of such Clerk of the Enrolments, Deputy as aforesaid, Comptroller of the Hanaper, Riding Clerk, Six Clerk, Sworn Clerk, Waiting Clerk, Agent, or Record-keeper, as such Clerk of the Enrolments, Deputy as aforesaid, Comptroller of the Hanaper, Riding Clerk, Six Clerk, Sworn Clerk, Waiting Clerk, Agent, or Record-keeper, would have been entitled to claim and receive; and such compensation shall form part of the personal estate of such Clerk of the Enrolments, Deputy as aforesaid, Comptroller of the Hanaper, Riding Clerk, Six Clerk, Sworn Clerk, Waiting Clerk, Agent, or Record-keeper. And it was further enacted, that a yearly sum equal to onehalf of the annual sum to be awarded as compensation to any Sworn Clerk or Waiting Clerk, should for seven years, to be computed from the day of the decease of such Sworn Clerk or Waiting Clerk, be paid to the executors, administrators, and assigns of such Sworn Clerk or Waiting Clerk, as part of his personal estate. And it was further enacted, that it should be lawful for his Lordship to award such compensation, if any, as he might think fit (inter alia) to persons whose emoluments might be diminished or abolished under the said Act, by reason of any change or discontinuance of the sealing or signing of writs. And it was further enacted, ihat all such salaries, compensations, allowances on account of compensation, retiring

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