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An Act to incorporate the Institution for Female Penitents in the District of Montreal. 3 William IV Chapter 35 1833 This Act establishes "The Charitable Institution for Female Penitents,” as a corporation and lists the people who make up the said corporation. Certain regulations and restrictions on how the corporation may function are outlined. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to afford relief to a certain Religious Congregation at Montreal, denominated Baptists. (3d April, 1833) 3 William IV Chapter 29 1833 Under this Act, Ministers of the Baptist Church of Montreal are allowed to obtain, have and keep registers of marriages, baptisms and burials. Certain instructions and regulations pertaining to these registers are outlined. Early Canadiana Online
An Act for the relief of a religious Congregation in the Township of Hull, denominated, Presbyterians. (3d April, 1833) 3 William IV Chapter 28 1833 Under this Act, Ministers of the Presbyterian Congregation in the Township of Hull are allowed to obtain, have and keep registers of marriages, baptisms and burials. Certain instructions and regulations pertaining to these registers are outlined. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to enable the regularly ordained Ministers of the United Associate Synod of the Secession Church of Scotland to keep authenticated Registers according to Law. (3d April, 1833) 3 William IV Chapter 27 1833 Under this Act ordained Ministers of the United Associate Synod of the Secession Church of Scotland are allowed to obtain, have and keep registers of marriages, baptisms and burials. Certain instructions and regulations pertaining to these registers are outlined. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to declare persons professing the Jewish Religion intitled to all the rights and privileges of the other subjects of His Majesty in this Province. 1 William IV Chapter 57 1831 This Act clarifies that Jewish persons are entitled to the same rights and privileges as other British subjects in the province and are allowed to hold any office or place of trust in the province allowed to other subjects. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to afford relief to a certain Religious Congregation at Montreal, denominated, Presbyterians. 1 William IV Chapter 56 1831 Under this Act, Presbyterian ministers in Montreal are to be permitted to solemnize Marriages, administer Baptism, and inter the dead, and to keep Registers, among other things. The Presbyterian congregation is also allowed to establish a church or meeting house, and a burial ground. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to Incorporate the Minister and Trustees of Saint John’s Church in the City of Quebec. 1 William IV Chapter 55 1831 This Act establishes the Minister and Trustees of Saint John’s Church as a corporation and body politic. The processes by which the ministers and trustees are to be appointed, their duties and authority are outlined. Early Canadiana Online
An Act for the Relief of certain Religious Congregations therein mentioned. 10 & 11 George IV Chapter 58 1830 This Act declares that whenever any Religious Congregation or Society of Christians need to secure title to land for the site of a church, meeting-house, chapel, burial-ground, dwelling-house for a priest, minister or religious teacher, or for a school-house, or other purposes, it shall be lawful for them to appoint Trustees to hold that land. The Act stipulates certain limits, including that burial grounds cannot be built within the city limits of Quebec or Montreal. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to Incorporate the Minister and Trustees of Saint Andrew's Church in the City of Quebec. 10 & 11 George IV Chapter 57 1830 This Act incorporates James Harkness, James Ross, John Neilson, and Andrew Paterson and William Finlay, Esquire, as a Body Corporate and Politic called “The Minister and Trustees of Saint Andrew's Church.” The duties and function of the corporation are described. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to continue for a limited time a certain Act passed in the seventh year of His Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “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.” (26th March, 1830.) 10 & 11 George IV Chapter 21 1830 This Act continues an Act from 1827, “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.” This Act is to remain in force until 1834. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to extend certain privileges therein mentioned to the Religious Classes of Persons denominating themselves Wesleyan Methodists. 9 George IV Chapter 76 1829 This Act makes it lawful for Wesleyan Ministers to have and keep registers of marriages, baptisms, burials, and marriages, and gives further direction for how this should be done. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to extend certain Privileges therein mentioned to Persons professing the Jewish Religion and for the obviating certain inconveniences to which others of His Majesty’s Subjects might otherwise be exposed. 9 George IV Chapter 75 1829 This Act extends rights to Jewish British Subjects including provisions for the construction of Synagogues and burial grounds and gives further direction for how registers of births, marriages, and deaths should be kept. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to authorize the advance of a certain sum of Money in aid of an Institution for Female Penitents. (25th February, 1832.) 2 William IV Chapter 43 1832 This Act provides a sum not exceeding three hundred pounds to Henriette Huguet Latour to support her Charitable Institution for the reception of Female Penitents. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to make provision for the appropriation of certain monies arising out of the Estates of the late Order of Jesuits, and for other purposes. (25th February, 1832.) 2 William IV Chapter 41 1832 This Act appropriates funds arising from the Estates of the late Order of Jesuits to the purposes of Education exclusively. The Act outlines how these funds should be kept, and distributes portions thereof to defray certain salaries for the present year, 1832, as outlined. Early Canadiana Online
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