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allowances under the said Act should grow due from day to day, but should be payable on the 3rd day of February, the 3rd day of May, the 3rd day of August, and the 3rd day of November in every year, or on such other days as his Lordship should from time to time by any order direct, and should be paid to the parties entitled thereto, or their respective executors or ad. ministrators, out of the fund standing in the name of the Accountant-general of this Court, entitled “ The Suitors' Fee Fund Account.” And whereas James Thomas Horne, Oswald Milne, John Pownall, Joseph Edward Kensit, Smith Henry Bigg, and Sampson Sandys, as Sworn Clerks of this Court, Thomas Anderson as Bag Bearer at the Six Clerk's Office, and Richard Clarke as Secretary of Decrees' and Injunctions, have respectively presented claims to his Lordship for compensation for the loss of the fees and emoluments of their respective offices ; whereby it appears that the fees and emoluments of the following persons in respect of their said offices upon an average of three years were as follows ; that is to say, the said James Thomas Horne 2,2641, 5s. 6d., the said Oswald Milne 9041. 6s. 8d., the said John Pownall 6811, 9s. 100. the said Joseph Edward Kensit 4821. 15s. 1d., the said Smith Henry Bigg 4261. 4s. 10d., the said Sampson Sandys 1831., the said Thomas Anderson 571. ls. 4d., and the said Richard Clarke 491. 13s. 4d. Now such claims having been established to the satisfaction of his Lordship, he doth hereby order and determine that the said Sworn Clerks are entitled to receive and be paid the following yearly sums; that is to say, the said James Thomas Horne 1,6981. 4s. 2d., Oswald Milne 6781. 5s.,John Pownall 5111. 2s. 5d., Joseph Edward Kensit 3621. ls. 4d., Smith Henry Bigg 3191. 13s. 8d., Sampson Sandys 1371. 58., and Thomas Anderson 421. 168., for compensation for the loss of their respective offices as aforesaid, being three-fourths of the amount of the fees and emoluments of their respective offices as aforesaid, upon an average of three years; and the said Richard Clarke 491. 13s. 4d., for compensation for the diminution of his fees and emoluments by the operation of the said recited Act, being the whole amount of his fees and emoluments as Secretary of Decrees and Injunctions as aforesaid, upon an average of three years. And

whereas the said John Pownall departed this life on the 22d day of March 1843, having duly made and published his last will and testament, bearing date the 27th day of January 1843, and thereby appointed his brother George Pownall sole executor, who duly proved the same in the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury, on the 30th day of June 1843, and the said George Pownall is entitled to receive and be paid the proportionate part of the said compensation of the said John Pownall which accrued from the 28th day of October 1842, to the said 22d day of March 1843, the day of the death of the said John Pownall, amounting to the sum of 2011. 8s. 4d., and will also be entitled to receive and be paid the yearly sum of 235l. 11s. 3d., being a moiety of the said compensation before awarded to the said John Pownall for seven years, to be computed from the day of the death of the said John Pownall, by quarterly payments on the 22d day of June, the 22d day of September, the 22d day of December, and the 22d day of March in every year; the three first of such quarterly payments to be made on the 22d day of December next. And there is now due and owing to the said Sworn Clerks the following sums; that is to say, to the said James Thomas Horne 1,7211. 58. 8d., to the said Oswald Milne 6871. 98. 4d , to the said Joseph Edward Kensit 3661. 198. 9d., to the said Smith Henry Bigg 3241. Os. 7d., the said Sampson Sandys 1391. 2s. 3d., the said Thomas Anderson 431. 7s. 8d. being the proportionate part of their respective compensation at the rate aforesaid, which accrued from the said 28th day of October 1842 to the 3d day of November instant; and to the said Richard Clarke 501. 6s. 10d., for compensation from the said 29th day of October 1842 to the said 3d day of November instant; and the said several persons will 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 February next. 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 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 James Thomas Horne the yearly su of 1,6981. 4s. 2d., to the said Oswald Milne the yearly sum of 6781. 5s, to the said Joseph Edward Kensit the yearly sum of 3621. Is. 4d., to the said Smith Henry Bigg the yearly sum of 3191. 138. 8d., to the said Sampson Sandys the yearly sum of 1371. 5s., and the said Thomas Anderson the yearly sum of 421. 16s., during their respective lives, as compensation for the loss of their respective offices as aforesaid ; and to the said Richard Clarke, for the diminution of the fees and emoluments of his said office as Secretary of Decrees and Injunctions as aforesaid, the yearly sum of 491. 138. 4d., so long as he shall continue to hold such office as aforesaid; and that such yearly sums be payable and paid 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 made on the 3d day of February next. And his Lordship doth order, that out of any cash which may be remaining in the Bank to the credit of the said account, the Suitors' Fee Fund Account, but subject as aforesaid, there be paid by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to the said George Pownall, as the sole executor of the said John Pownall, deceased, the yearly sum of 2551, lls. 3d., being the moiety of the sumn awarded as compensation to the said John Pownall for seven years, to be computed from the day of the decease of the said John Pownall, by quarterly payments, on the 22d day of June, the 22d day of September, the 22d day of December, and the 22d day of March in every year, the three first of such quarterly payments to be made on the 22nd day of December next; and that on the decease of the said James Thomas Horne, Oswald Milne, Joseph Edward Kensit, Smith Henry Bigg, and Sampson Sandys, 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 suins; that is to say, to the executors, administrators, or assigns of the said James Thomas Horne, 8491. 2s. ld.; to the executors, adıninistrators, or

assigns of the said Oswald Milne, 3391, 2s, 6d. ; to the execiltors, administrators, or assigns of the said Joseph Edward Kensit, 1811. Os. 8d.; to the executors, administrators, or assigns of the said Smith Henry Bigg, 1591. 16s. 10d. ; to the executors, administrators, or assigns of the said Sampson Sandys, 681. 12s. 6d., being respectively one moiety of the respective sums awarded to them for compensations for seven years, to be computed from the day of the decease of every such Sworn Clerk. And his Lordship doth order, that out of any cash that may at any time be renraining in the Bank to the credit of the said account, entitled “ The Suitors' Fee Fund Account," but subject as aforesaid, there be paid by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to the said several persons as such Sworn Clerks as aforesaid, the following sums; that is to say, to the said James Thomas Horne, 1,7211. õ8. 8d. ; to the said Oswald Milne, 6871. 9s. 4d. ; to the said Joseph Edward Kensit, 3661. 198. 9d.; to the said Smith Henry Bigg, 3241. 78 ; to the said Sampson Sandys, 1391. 2s. 3d. ; and to the said Thomas Anderson, as Bag Bearer as aforesaid, 431. 7s. 8d., being the proportionable part of the respectivecompensations at the rate aforesaid, which accrued from the said 28th day of October 1842 to the 3rd day of November instant, (both days inclusive,) and to the said Richard Clarke, as Secretary of Decrees and Injunctions, the sum of 501. 6s. 10d , being the proportionate part of his said compensation from the said 28th day of October 1842 to the said 3rd day of November instant, both days inclusive; and to the said George Pownall, as the sole executor of the said John Pownall, 2041. 8s. 4d., being the proportionate part of his said compensation from the said 28th day of October 1842 to the said 22nd day of March 1843, the day of the death of the said John Pownall as aforesaid. 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. --(B. 1843, fol. 36, C. M.)

J. Collis, Registrar.

Lord Chancellor.- Wednesday the 6th day of December,

in the 7th year of the Reign of Her Mr. Johnson (Seal). Majesty Queen VICTORIA, 1843; in

the Matter of the Suitors of the

High Court of Chancery. Whereas by an Act, passed in the 5th and 6th years of the reign of Her 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, Agent, or Record-keeper, and whose office or employment should be abolished or affected by the said Act, to make a claim 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 ought to 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 authorized and empowered to determine by an order the amount of the annual compensation which should seem to him to be just and reason. able for the loss sustained by 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 case of an Agent or Record-keeper not less than two-thirds nor more than the whole of the sum which should be determined by his Lordship to be the net annual value of such fees and emoluments; Provided always, that no other periods should be fixed for any such average 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

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