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An Act for removing doubts relating to the powers and proceedings of the Commissioners for the building and repairs of Churches, Parsonage Houses and Church Yards. (7th March, 1827.) 7 George IV Chapter 10 1827 An Act to clarify the legality and validity of Commissioners’ acts and proceedings under the 1791 Ordinance, “An Act or Ordinance concerning the building and repairing of Churches, Parsonage Houses and Church Yards.” Early Canadiana Online
An Act more effectually to provide for the maintenance of good order in Churches, Chapels and other places of Public Worship, and for other purposes therein mentioned. (7th March, 1827.) 7 George IV Chapter 3 1827 An Act to repeal and replace former Acts from 1821 “An Act for the maintenance of good order in Churches, Chapels and other places used for Public Worship, and for repealing an Act therein mentioned,” and 1825, “An Act to continue for a limited time, and amend an Act passed in the first year of His Majesty’s Reign, intituled, ‘An Act for the maintenance of good order in Churches, Chapels and other places used for Public Worship, and for repealing an Act therein mentioned.’” This Act is to remain in force until 1830. Early Canadiana Online
An Act for removing doubts respecting the construction of a certain part of the Act of the thirty-fifth year of the Reign of His late Majesty, George the Third, chap. 4, intituled, “An Act to establish the form of Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, to confirm and make valid in law the Register of the Protestant Congregation of Christ-Church, Montreal, and others which may have been informally kept, and to afford the means of remedying omissions in former Registers,” as also for removing doubts about the validity of certain Marriages herein mentioned. (7th March, 1827.) 7 George IV Chapter 2 1827 An Act to clarify the intention of certain word choices within an Act passed in 1795, “An Act to establish the form of Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, to confirm and make valid in law the Register of the Protestant Congregation of Christ-Church, Montreal, and others which may have been informally kept, and to afford the means of remedying omissions in former Registers.” The Act also makes marriages performed by ministers within the Church of Scotland legal and valid under the law. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to confirm certain Marriages heretofore solemnized in the District of St. Francis. (22d. March, 1825.) 5 George IV – Chapter 25 1825 An Act to confirm that marriages solemnized by Protestant Dissenting ministers, by persons reputed to be Protestant dissenting Ministers, or Justices of the Peace within District of Saint-François are valid in Law to all civil effects, provided that the persons married were legally allowed to intermarry at the time. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to continue for a limited time and amend an Act passed in the first year of His Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act for the maintenance of good order in Churches, Chapels and other places used for Public Worship, and for repealing an Act therein-mentioned.” (9th March, 1824.) 4 George IV – Chapter 35 1824 An Act to continue an Act from 1821 “An Act for the maintenance of good order in Churches, Chapels and other places used for Public Worship, and for repealing an Act therein mentioned,” that repealed and replaced an Act passed in 1817, "An Act to provide for the maintenance of good order on Sundays and Holidays." The 1821 Act redefined the responsibilities of Churchwardens, Militiamen, and Peace Officers and the penalties for those who neglect these duties or the Act's terms. This Act continues the 1821 Act until 1827 and clarifies the second clause of the said Act. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to continue for a limited time, an Act passed in the fifty-seventh year of His Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “An Act to provide for the maintenance of good Order on Sundays and Holidays” (24th April, 1819.) 59 George III Chapter 18 1819 An Act to continue an Act passed in 1817 that made the Office of Church Warden responsible for maintaining good order in Churches and Chapels in Lower Canada. The original Act stipulated the duties of "ancient" Church Wardens and Overseers and how they are to be replaced and outlined penalties for causing disturbances on Sundays and holidays. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to confirm and make valid certain proceedings of the Commissioners for the building and the repair of Churches, Parsonage Houses, and Church Yards. (24th April, 1819.) 59 George III Chapter 16 1819 An act to confirm the validity of proceedings done under the authority of the act from 1791 "An Act or Ordinance concerning the building and repairing of Churches, Parsonage Houses, and Church Yards," undertaken before 13 October 1818. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to confirm certain Marriages, heretofore solemnized in the Inferior District of Gaspé. (17th March, 1821.) 1 George IV Chapter 19 1821 An Act to confirm that marriages solemnized by ministers of the Church of Scotland, Protestant Dissenting ministers, or Justices of the Peace within District of Gaspé are valid in Law to all civil effects. Early Canadiana Online
An Act for the maintenance of good order in Churches, Chapels, and other places used for Public Worship, and for repealing an Act therein mentioned. (17th March, 1821.) 1 George IV Chapter 1 1821 An Act to repeal and replace an Act passed in 1817, "An Act to provide for the maintenance of good order on Sundays and Holidays." The Act redefines the responsibilities of Churchwardens to maintain good order and the penalties those who neglect these duties will be responsible for. Militiamen and Peace Officers are required to arrest anyone found loitering in public houses during the Divine Service. Further penalties for those who offend this act are described. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to provide for the maintenance of good order, on Sundays and Holidays. (8th March, 1817.) 57 George III Chapter 3 1817 An act to make the Office of Church Warden responsible for maintaining good order in Churches and Chapels in Lower Canada. The act stipulates the duties of "ancient" Church Wardens and Overseers and how they are to be replaced. Penalties for causing disturbances on Sundays and holidays are outlined. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to continue for a limited time An Act passed in the forty-eighth year of His Majesty’s reign, intituled, “An Act to provide for the maintenance of good order on Sundays and Holydays in the Country Parishes of this Province.” (19th May, 1812.) 52 George III Chapter 6 (S1) 1812 An act to continue an act passed in 1808 that made the Office of Church Warden responsible for maintaining good order in Churches and Chapels in Lower Canada. The original act stipulates the duties of "ancient" Church Wardens and Overseers and how they are to be replaced. Penalties for causing disturbances on Sundays and holidays are also outlined in the 1808 act. The act is set to expire in 1816. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to provide for the maintenance of good order on Sundays and Holidays in the Country Parishes of this Province. (14th April, 1808.) 48 George III Chapter 26 1808 An Act to make the Office of Church Warden responsible for maintaining good order in Churches and Chapels in Lower Canada. The Act stipulates the duties of "ancient" Church Wardens and Overseers and how they are to be replaced. Penalties for causing disturbances on Sundays and holidays are outlined. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to provide for the establishment of a Church Society of the United Church of England and Ireland, in each Diocese of that Church in Lower Canada, and for other purposes connected with the recent division of the Diocese of Quebec. 14 & 15 Victoria – Chapter 171 1851 This act allows for the establishment of a Church Society of the United Church of England in each diocese of Lower Canada. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to remove certain doubts respecting the intention of the Act of the last Session of the Parliament of this Province for amending the Charter of the University of Toronto, and to provide for the institution and endowments of Regius and other Professorships, Lectureships, Fellowships, Scholarships, Exhibitions, Prizes and other Rewards in the said University, and for other purposes connected with the said University, and with the College and Royal Grammar School of Upper Canada College, forming an appendage thereof. 10th August, 1850. 13 & 14 Victoria – Chapter 49 1850 This act clarifies the religious requirements of the various colleges of the University of Toronto, stipulating that students must meet the religious education prerequisites set out by their colleges, and how those prerequisites are to be met and verified. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to Enable the Saint John’s Association in Aid of the Colonial and Continental Church Society to hold Certain Lands in Perpetuity. (Passed 25th March, 1863.) 26 Victoria Chapter 16 1863 This act allows the Colonial and Continental Church society to hold the lands it is currently leasing under perpetual trust, in order to enable the church to rebuild its crumbling buildings. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to Incorporate the St. John’s Association in aid of the Colonial and Continental Church Society. (Passed 27th March, 1862.) 25 Victoria Chapter 11 1862 This act incorporates the St. John's Association in aid of the Colonial and Continental Church Society, under the named individuals, and legislates the rules under which the association is to be governed. Early Canadiana Online
An act relating to the Wesleyan Methodists in this Colony, and for Incorporating a Conference of their Body. (Passed 10th May, 1858.) 21 Victoria Chapter 19 1858 This act incorporates the Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church or Connexion in Eastern British America, giving them the power to hold property, and other benefits held by the body corporate. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to regulate the Election of Trustees of Lands and Chattels for the Congregational Church in Saint John’s. (Passed 15th June, 1853.) 16 Victoria Chapter 13 1853 This act clarifies the procedures to be followed by the Congregational Church in Saint John's to replace their trustees of lands and chattels should a vacancy arise. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to enable the Members of the Independent or Congregational Church to Recite certain Trusts, and for other purposes. (Passed 23d April, 1849.) 12 Victoria Chapter 14 1849 This act transfers management of church lands to new church trustees due to the death of several trustees, confirming that the lands in question can be used for the benefit of the church. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to authorize the Nuns of the Ursuline Convent at Three Rivers, to acquire and hold additional real and immoveable property, to a certain amount. (17th March, 1845.) 8 Victoria Chapter 103 1845 This act authorizes the Ursulines of Trois Rivières to acquire more property not exceeding fifteen hundred pounds in worth, either by donation or other means. Early Canadiana Online