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such and so many of the Relieving Officers, or other Persons properly qualified in the judgment of the Commissioners, or Registrar General, if there are no Commissioners, as to the Guardians shall seem fit, to be Registrars of that District, and, subject to the approval of the Commissioners, shall determine the district for which each Registrar shall act, and shall appoint the Clerk or Auditor of the Board of Guardians or other Person properly qualified in the judgment of the Commissioners or Registrar General as aforesaid, to be a Superintendent Registrar; and in every case of vacancy of either Office shall forthwith fill up the vacancy in manner aforesaid.
District Register Offices to be provided.And be it Enacted, That the Guardians shall provide and uphold, out of the monies coming to their hands as such Guardians, a District be provided. Register Office, according to a plan to be approved by the Poor Law Commissioners, for preserving the Registers to be deposited therein, as hereinafter mentioned; and the care of the said District Office, and the custody of the Registers deposited therein, shall be given to the Superintendent Registrar of the District.
Rate-payers of Parishes not united under the Poor Law Act to appoint Registrars for the ParishAnd be it Enacted, That the Rate-payers, in vestry assembled, of every parish, township or place separately maintaining its own poor, united under in which no Board of Guardians shall have been established under the said Act for the Amendment of the Laws relating to the Poor, shall appoint, as soon as conveniently may be, after the said Thirty-first day of December, One or more fit Persons to be the Registrar or Registrars of such parish, township or place, or of such part thereof as the Vestry, subject to the approval of the Commissioners, shall direct: Provided always, Parishes of 300 Persons and Extra-parochial Places to be deemed part of next Parish.That for the purposes of this Act every parish, township or place separately maintaining its own Poor, the population of which, according to the last Census, did not then exceed Three hundred Persons, and every extra-parochial place, shall be taken to be part of the adjoining parish, township or place separately maintaining its own poor, with which it has the longest common boundary: Parishes may be united for the purposes of this Act.Provided also, That the Rate-payers of any Two or more such parishes, townships or places may, if they think fit, appoint the same Registrar or Registrars.
Court of Quarter Sessions to appoint Superintendent Registrars for Parishes not united.And be it Enacted, That the Commissioners shall send immediately after the said Thirty-first day of December, to every Clerk of the Peace in England, a List of all the Parishes, Townships, and Places, in the County or other District for which he is Clerk of the Peace, not united or in which a Board of Guardians shall not be then established under the provisions of the said Act for the Amendment of the Laws relating to the Poor; and the Court of Quarter Sessions of the County or other district shall appoint a sufficient number of fit Persons to be Superintendent Registrars for such parishes, townships and places, and shall appoint the District which each shall superintend, and shall provide and appoint a fit and secure place for the custody of the Registers