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Number 5 of 1962.


SHORT TITLES ACT, 1962.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Citation of scheduled Acts.

2.

Short title.

FIRST SCHEDULE

SECOND SCHEDULE

THIRD SCHEDULE

Pre-Union Irish Statutes

English Statutes Applied by Poynings' Act, 1495

English Statutes Applied by the Maintenance and Embracery Act, 1634

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Number 5 of 1962.


SHORT TITLES ACT, 1962.


AN ACT TO ASSIGN SHORT TITLES TO CERTAIN PRE-UNION IRISH STATUTES AND ENGLISH STATUTES APPLIED TO IRELAND, IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THEIR CITATION. [28th March, 1962.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—

Citation of scheduled Acts.

1.(1) Each of the Acts cited in the first column of the First, Second or Third Schedule may be cited by the short title assigned to it in the third column of that Schedule.

(2) The matter contained in the second column of each Schedule is for information only and does not form part of this Act.

Short title.

2.This Act may be cited as the Short Titles Act, 1962.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Short Titles

PRE-UNION IRISH STATUTES

Session and Chapter

Subject-matter of Act [indicating unrepealed sections]

Short title

1495

10 Hen. 7. c. 22.

Extension of English statutes to Ireland. (See Second Schedule)

Poynings' Act, 1495.

1537

28 Hen. 8:

c. 2.

Marriage: prohibited degrees of consanguinity and affinity. [Ss. 2, 9]

Marriage Act, 1537.

c. 18.

Grant of administration.

Administration of Estates Act, 1537.

c. 22.

Weirs on the Rivers Suir, Nore, Barrow and Rie.

Inland Navigation Act, 1537.

1542

33 Hen. 8. c. 6.

Marriage: degrees of consanguinity. [R. by 3 & 4 Phil. & Mar. c. 8 (1556); revived as to degrees of consanguinity only by 2 Eliz. c. 1. s. 2 (1560)]

Marriage Act, 1542.

1586

28 Eliz. c. 1.

Perjury. [Ss. 1 (in pt.), 2 (in pt.), 3, 6 (in pt.)]

Perjury Act, 1586.

1613

11, 12 & 13 Jas. 1. c. 2.

Piracy and offences at sea. [Ss. 1, 2, 4]

Piracy Act, 1613.

1634

10 Chas. 1. sess. 2:

c. 1.

Vesting of land held to any use or trust. [Ss. 1–6, 8, 9, 11, 17, 18]

Statute of Uses, 1634.

c. 3.

Fraudulent and revocable conveyances. [Ss. 1–5, 10, 11, 14]

Conveyancing Act, 1634.

c. 6.

Action of trespass: defence. [S. 16]

Trespass Act, 1634.

10 Chas. 1. sess. 3:

c. 10.

Fraudulent administration of intestates' estates.

Administration of Estates Act, 1634.

c. 13.

Forcible entry on lands.

Forcible Entry Act, 1634.

c. 15.

Maintenance, champerty and embracery; application of English statutes. [Ss. 1, 2 (in pt.), 3 (in pt.), 4, 6] (See Third Schedule)

Maintenance and Embracery Act, 1634.

c. 18.

Swearing of sheriff's officers. [Ss. 1, 2, 4 (in pt.), 5 (in pt.), 6]

Sheriffs Act, 1634

10 & 11 Chas. 1:

c. 3.

Preservation of inheritance, rights and profits of lands belonging to ecclesiastical and other persons.

Ecclesiastical Lands Act, 1634.

c. 11.

Informations upon penal statutes.

Common Informers Act, 1634.

1639

15 Chas. 1.

sess. 2. c. 3.

Relief against forfeiture.

Forfeiture Act, 1639.

1662

14 & 15 Chas. 2.

sess. 4. c. 19.

Abolition of certain feudal tenures; guardianship of infants.

Tenures Abolition Act, 1662.

1695

7 Will. 3:

c. 6.

Distribution of intestates' estates.

Statute of Distribution, 1695.

c. 8.

Proof of death of persons for whose lives estates are held.

Life Estates Act, 1695.

c. 9.

Suppressing of profane cursing and swearing. [Ss. 1–3, 5, 7]

Profane Oaths Act, 1695.

c. 12.

Prevention of frauds: certain contracts, trusts, etc., to be evidenced in writing. [Ss. 2–8, 10–14, 19, 20]

Statute of Frauds, 1695.

c. 13.

Regulation of office of sheriff.

Sheriffs Act, 1695.

c. 17.

Sunday observance. [The Act, except ss. 5, 6]

Sunday Observance Act, 1695.

c. 22.

Levy of distress for rent.

Distress for Rent Act, 1695.

1697

9 Will. 3. c. 11.

Prevention of frauds by clandestine mortgages.

Clandestine Mortgages Act, 1697.

1698

10 Will. 3. c. 8.

Shooting of deer. [S. 5]

Deer Protection Act, 1698.

1703

2 Anne c.15.

Regulation of abuses in buying and selling of cattle and other livestock at markets and fairs. [Ss. 6, 12–14]

Sale of Livestock Act, 1703.

1705

4 Anne:

c.8.

Collection of tolls. [Ss. 1–5]

Tolls Act, 1705.

c.11.

Horse-stealing. [Ss. 1–3]

Sale of Horses Act, 1705.

c. 12.

Mines of copper, tin, iron, lead not State mines though gold or silver extracted: right of State to purchase ore. [Ss. 2–4]

State Minerals Act, 1705.

c. 14.

Appointment and duties of weighmasters. [Ss. 3–5, 8]

Weights and Measures Act, 1705.

1707

6 Anne:

c. 2.

Registration of deeds.

Registration of Deeds Act, 1707.

c. 7.

Duties of sheriffs. [Ss. 3–6]

Sheriffs Act, 1707.

c. 10.

Administration of justice: conveyances good without attornment of tenants; warranties by tenant for life; actions of debt; actions of account against personal representative of guardian, bailiff or receiver. [Ss. 1–5, 7, 9–13, 18–23]

Administration of Justice Act, 1707.

1709

8 Anne c. 10.

Registration of Deeds Act, 1707, amended.

Registration of Deeds Act, 1709.

1710

9 Anne c. 6.

Witnesses for defence in trial for murder or felony to give evidence on oath. [S. 9]

Criminal Evidence Act, 1710.

1712

11 Anne:

c. 2.

Distress for rent. [S. 7]

Distress for Rent Act, 1712.

c. 8.

Regulation of office of sheriff. [Ss. 1, 3, 5, 7]

Sheriffs Act, 1712.

1715

2 Geo. 1:

c.16.

Packing of tallow, and marking of casks. [Ss. 5, 6]

Packing of Tallow Act, 1715.

c. 17.

Hire and discharge of servants. [Ss. 3–7, 10, 15, 17]

Servants Act, 1715.

1717

4 Geo. 1. c. 5.

Rescue of distress for rent prohibited. [S. 1]

Distress for Rent Act, 1717.

1721

8 Geo. 1:

c. 2.

Power to distrain again where distress for rent rescued. [Ss. 8–10]

Distress for Rent Act, 1721.

c. 5.

Proprietors and tenants of neighbouring lands to make fences between their holdings.

Boundaries Act, 1721.

c. 15.

Registration of Deeds Acts, 1707 and 1709, amended.

Registration of Deeds Act, 1721.

1723

10 Geo. 1:

c. 5.

Empowers tenants for life, guardians, and others under disability, to make mining leases. [Ss. 1–3. 8–12]

Mining Leases Act, 1723.

c. 10.

Regulation of abuses in buying and selling of cattle and sheep at markets and fairs. [Ss. 1–6]

Sale of Livestock Act, 1723.

1725

12 Geo. 1:

c. 3.

Marriages by degraded or pretended clergymen made void; validity of marriage, notwithstanding pre-contract with another not consummated.

Marriage Act, 1725.

c. 4.

Regulation of office of sheriff.

Sheriffs Act, 1725.

1729

3 Geo. 2:

c. 4.

Perjury and subornation of perjury. [S. 2]

Perjury Act, 1729.

c. 9.

Regulation of office of sheriff. [Ss. 2, 3]

Sheriffs Act, 1729.

1731

5 Geo. 2:

c. 4.

Contracts by tradesmen in fraud of creditors; penalty for assault by journeyman on another for working, or on employer for employing persons. [Ss. 10, 11]

Security of Trade Act, 1731.

c. 11.

Amendment of Inland Navigation Act, 1537. [S. 1]

Inland Navigation Act, 1731.

1733

7 Geo. 2. c. 9.

Spinning of woollen yarn. [Ss. 3, 4, 5]

Spinners Act, 1733.

1735

9 Geo. 2:

c. 7.

Encouragement of planting of timber.

Timber Act, 1735.

c. 8.

Restriction on sale of intoxicating liquor on credit.

Tippling Act, 1735.

1741

15 Geo. 2:

c. 8.

Distress for rent: removal of goods to avoid distraint; seizure of stock on commons; impounding of distress, etc. [Ss. 1–8]

Distress for Rent Act, 1741.

c. 10.

Mining Leases Act, 1723, extended to coal mines.

Mining Leases Act, 1741.

1743

17 Geo. 2:

c. 5.

Slaughter of cattle and dressing of meat. [S. 4]

Slaughter of Cattle Act, 1743.

c. 8.

Employees not to be paid otherwise than in ready money. [Ss. 6, 7]

Truck Act, 1743.

1745

19 Geo. 2. c. 12.

Regulation of election to offices in cities, towns corporate and boroughs. [Ss. 1–6, 8–10, 13, 15, 16]

Municipal Corporations Act, 1745.

1749

23 Geo. 2. c. 9.

Mining Leases Acts, 1723 and 1741, extended.

Mining Leases Act, 1749.

1751

25 Geo. 2:

c. 8.

Regulation of apprentices. [Ss. 3–5]

Apprentices Act, 1751.

c. 12.

Execution of court orders for giving, quieting or restoring possession of land. [S. 4]

Enforcement of Court Orders Act, 1751.

c. 13.

Sale of distress for rent. [Ss. 4, 5]

Distress for Rent Act, 1751.

c. 15.

Sale of produce by weight; provision of scales. [Ss. 1–3, 5–7, 10, 12, 13]

Weights and Measures Act, 1751.

1755

29 Geo. 2:

c. 8.

Amendment of Apprentices Act, 1751. [S. 13]

Apprentices Act, 1755.

c. 15.

Regulation of office of sheriff. [S. 3]

Sheriffs Act, 1755.

1761

1 Geo. 3:

c. 8.

Tenants for life empowered to make leases for hospitals.

Hospitals Act, 1761.

c. 9.

Regulation of making of gold and silver thread. [Ss. 1–6, 8, 10, 12, 13]

Gold and Silver Thread Act, 1761.

c. 17.

Tolls; swearing of officers of corporations. [Ss. 10, 21, 25–27]

Municipal Corporations Act, 1761.

1763

3 Geo. 3. c. 19.

Indemnity for persons aiding suppression of riots. [S. 1]

Riot Act, 1763.

1765

5 Geo. 3:

c. 17.

Encouragement of planting of timber. [Extended to fruit trees: 1888, c. 37]

Timber Act, 1765.

c. 20.

Establishment of public infirmaries or hospitals. [Ss. 1–5, 7–10, 13, 14]

County Hospitals Act, 1765.

1767

7 Geo. 3. c. 20.

Timber Act, 1765, extended. [S. 11]

Timber Act, 1767.

1770–71

11 Geo. 3:

c. 6.

Burning of bricks in city of Dublin. [Ss. 1, 2, 3 (in pt.)]

Burning of Bricks (Dublin) Act, 1770.

c. 7.

Obstruction of trade. [Ss. 1, 2 (in pt.)]

Obstruction of Trade Act. 1770.

1771–72

11 & 12 Geo. 3.

c. 28.

Prohibits erection of lime kilns in or near city of Dublin. [Ss. 1, 2 (in pt.)]

Lime Kilns (Dublin) Act, in 1771.

1775–76

15 & 16 Geo. 3:

c. 21.

Prevention and punishment of Tumultuous risings and other purposes. [The Act, except ss. 3, 4, 7, 15, 17, 19, 20]

Tumultuous Risings Act, 1775.

c. 26.

Encouragement of planting of Timber [Ss. 3, 5. Extended to fruit trees: 1888, c. 37]

Timber Act, 1775.

1777–78

17 & 18 Geo. 3:

c. 15.

Amends County Hospitals Act, 1765.

County Hospitals Act, 1777.

c. 35.

Timber Act, 1765, amended. [Extended to fruit trees: 1888, c. 37]

Timber Act, 1777.

c. 36.

Extension of Tumultuous Risings Acts, 1775. [S. 8]

Tumultuous Risings (Extension) Act, 1777.

c. 49.

Construction of power to lease Leases for Lives under settlements. [S. 11]

Leases for Lives Act, 1777.

1779–80

19 & 20 Geo. 3:

c. 19.

Obstruction of trade. [Ss. 6–10, 15–17]

Obstruction of Trade Act, 1779.

c. 30.

Renewal of leases for lives. [Ss. 1, 2]

Tenantry Act, 1779.

1781–82

21 & 22 Geo. 3:

c. 11.

Liberty of the person. [The Act, except ss. 14, 16]

Habeas Corpus Act, 1781.

c. 16.

Establishment of Bank of Ireland [Ss. 1–4, 9–13, 17–25]

Bank of Ireland Act, 1781.

c. 20.

Recovery of debts due to State. [Ss. 1–24].

State Debts Act, 1781.

c. 27.

Leases by School Governors.

Leases by Schools Act, 1781.

c. 48.

Calendar (New Style) Act, 1750, and Calendar Act, 1751, extended to Ireland, [S. 3 (in pt.)]

Calender Act, 1781.

1783–84

23 & 24 Geo. 3:

c. 14.

Piracy Act, 1613; jurisdiction under. [S. 4]

Admiralty Act, 1783.

c. 20.

Obstruction of trade. [Ss. 1, 7, 8, 12]

Obstruction of Trade Act, 1783.

c. 23.

Assay of gold; manufacture of gold and silver ware. [Ss. 3–27, 28 (in pt.), 29, 30, 32, 33, 36, 37, 41 (in pt.), 42, 43 (in pt.), 44]

Plate Assay Act, 1783.

c. 39.

Timber Acts amended. [Ss. 1, 17, 19, 21, 22. Extended to fruit trees: 1888, c. 37]

Timber Act, 1783.

1785

25 Geo. 3:

c. 36.

Sheriffs Act, 1725, amended. [Ss. 5, 6]

Sheriffs Act, 1785.

c. 47.

Registration of Deeds Acts amended. [S. 3]

Registration of Deeds Act, 1785.

c. 53.

State Debts Act, 1781, amended.

State Debts Act, 1785.

c. 55.

Leases by Schools Act, 1781, amended.

Leases by Schools Act, 1785.

c. 62.

Leases for corn mills. [Ss. 12 (in pt.), 13–15]

Leases for Corn Mills Act, 1785.

1786

26 Geo. 3:

c. 24.

Forcible entry. [Ss. 64–66, 74]

Forcible Entry Act, 1786.

c. 43.

Pawnbrokers. [Ss. 1, 2, 4, 5 (in pt.), 6, 7, 8 (in pt.), 9, 10 (in pt.), 11, 12, 13 (in pt.), 14, 15, 16 (in pt.), 18 (in pt.), 21 (in pt.), 22–28, 29 (in pt.), 30 (in pt.), 31, 32 (in pt.), 33–43]

Pawnbrokers Act, 1786.

c. 57.

Grant of patents for theatres in Dublin. [Ss. 1, 2 (in pt.), 3–6]

Dublin Theatres Act, 1786.

1787

27 Geo. 3:

c. 15.

Suppression of riots. [Ss. 1 (in pt.), 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 (in pt.), 9 (in pt.), 10 (in pt.), 12 (in pt.)]

Riot Act, 1787.

c. 25.

Appointment of pilots. [Ss. 9, 10]

Pilots Act, 1787.

c. 35.

Preservation of game. [Ss. 10, 13]

Game Act, 1787.

c. 41.

Weights and Measures Act, 1705, amended.

Weights and Measures Act, 1787.

1788

28 Geo. 3:

c. 38.

Courthouses and gaols.

Courthouses and Gaols Act, 1788.

c. 49.

Pawnbrokers Act, 1786, amended.

Pawnbrokers Act, 1788.

1789

29 Geo. 3:

c. 30.

Prevention of commission of waste on commons. [Ss. 1, 2, 4, 5]

Commons Act, 1789.

c. 33.

Grand canal and other inland waterways. [Ss. 17, 18, 21–25]

Inland Navigation Act, 1789.

1791

31 Geo. 3:

c. 17.

Rescue, etc., of person convicted of murder a felony. [S. 10]

Prisoners (Rescue) Act, 1791.

c. 18.

Jurisdiction in cases of perjury. [S. 3]

Perjury Act, 1791.

c. 22.

Bank of Ireland Act, 1781, extended. [Ss. 1, 3, 4]

Bank of Ireland Act, 1791.

c. 34.

Incorporation of the Apothecaries' Hall of the city of Dublin.

Apothecaries' Hall Act, 1791.

c. 38.

Commons Act, 1789, amended.

Commons Act, 1791.

1792

32 Geo. 3. c. 29.

Collection of tolls.

Tolls Act, 1792.

1795

35 Geo. 3:

c. 12.

Date of commencement of pre-Union Irish statutes.

Pre-Union Irish Statutes (Commencement) Act, 1795.

c. 21.

Establishment of Maynooth College.

Maynooth College Act, 1795.

c. 23.

Ecclesiastical Lands Act, 1634, amended.

Ecclesiastical Lands Act, 1795.

c. 25.

Four Courts and Green Street courthouse.

Courts of Justice (Dublin) Act, 1795.

c. 28.

Collection of revenue. [Ss. 11–13, 21–25]

Collection of Revenue Act, 1795.

1796

36 Geo. 3:

c. 38.

Distress for rent: replevin bonds.

Distress Act, 1796.

c. 57.

Building of bridges over canals. [Ss. 7, 8]

Canal Bridges Act, 1796.

1797

37 Geo. 3. c. 50.

Bank of Ireland stock. [Ss. 1, 2, 5]

Bank of Ireland Act, 1797.

1798

38 Geo. 3. c. 2.

Limitation on proceedings on information in nature of quo warranto.

Quo Warrant Act, 1798.

1799

39 Geo. 3:

c. 60.

Dublin stock exchange.

Stock Exchange (Dublin) Act, 1799.

c. 63.

Bank of England deemed a corporate body in Ireland for purpose of legal proceedings. [S. 8]

Bank of England Act, 1799.

1800

40 Geo. 3:

c. 51.

Building and alteration of canals. [Ss. 10–20, 22, 26, 29, 30]

Inland Navigation Act, 1800.

c. 84.

Royal College of Physicians, Ireland. [Ss. 1–4, 9–35, 37–41, 44 (in pt.), 45–47]

Royal College of Physicians, Ireland, Act, 1800.

c. 85.

Maynooth College Act, 1795, amended. [Ss. 4, 5]

Maynooth College Act, 1800.

c. 90.

Leases for cotton mills.

Leases for Cotton Manufacture Act, 1800.

SECOND SCHEDULE

Short Titles

ENGLISH STATUTES APPLIED BY POYNINGS' ACT, 1495*

PART I

Statutes relating to distress

Session and Chapter

Subject-matter

Short title

1266

51 Hen. 3

(Statutes of the Exchequer; date uncertain).

sts. 4, 5.

Distress of livestock.

Distress Act, 1266.

1267

52 Hen. 3

(Statute of Marlborough).

cc. 1, 4, 15.

Unlawful distress.

Distress Act, 1267.

1275

3 Edw. 1

(Statute of Westminster the First).

c. 16.

Distress not to be taken out of country.

Distress Act, 1275.

1285

13 Edw. 1

(Statute of Westminster the Second).

c. 37.

Manner of taking distress.

Distress Act, 1285.

PART II

Statutes relating to administration of deceaseds' estates

Session and Chapter

Subject-matter

Short title

1285

13 Edw. 1

(Statute of Westminster the Second).

c. 19.

Payment of debts of intestate.

Administration of Estates Act, 1285.

1357

31 Edw. 3.

st. 1. c. 11.

Administration of intestate's estate.

Administration of Estates Act, 1357.

PART III

Statute relating to actions by infants

Session and Chapter

Subject-matter

Short title

1285

13 Edw. 1

(Statute of Westminster the Second).

c. 15.

Infants may sue by next friend.

Infants (Next Friend) Act, 1285.

PART IV

Statutes relating to land

Session and Chapter

Subject-matter

Short title

1226

11 Hen. 3.

Tenancy by the curtesy.

Curtesy Act, 1226.

1285

13 Edw. 1

(Statute of Westminster the Second):

c.1.

Estates tail.

Statute De Donis Conditionalibus, 1285.

c. 34.

Forfeiture of dower.

Dower Act, 1285.

1290

18 Edw. 1

(Statute of Westminster the Third).

cc. 1, 2.

Prohibition of subinfeudation.

Statute Quia Emptores, 1290.

1297

25 Edw. 1. c. 7.

Widows' right to dower.

Dower Act, 1297.

PART V

Statutes relating to forcible entry on lands

1381

5 Rich. 2. st. 1. c. 7.

Forcible entry.

Forcible Entry Act, 1381.

1391

15 Rich. 2. c. 2.

Forcible entry.

Forcible Entry Act, 1391.

1429

8 Hen. 6. c. 9.

Forcible entry.

Forcible Entry Act, 1429.

PART VI

Statute relating to several fisheries in tidal waters

Session and Chapter

Subject-matter

Short title

1297

25 Edw. 1. c. 16.

Restatement of Magna Carta (9 Hen. 3) 1225: obstruction of rivers.

Magna Carta, 1297.

THIRD SCHEDULE

Short Titles

ENGLISH STATUTES APPLIED BY THE MAINTENANCE AND EMBRACERY ACT, 1634*

Session and Chapter

Subject-matter

Short title

1275

3 Edw. 1

(Statute of Westminster the First).

cc. 25, 28.

Maintenance and champerty.

Maintenance and Champerty Act, 1275.

1300

28 Edw. 1

(Articles on the Charters).

cc. 10, 11.

Embracery and champerty.

Champerty and Embracery Act, 1300.

1305

33 Edw. 1

(Statute of Champerty, or Statute de Conspiratoribus; date uncertain).

Champerty.

Champerty Act, 1305.

1326

1 Edw. 3. st. 2. c. 14.

Maintenance.

Maintenance Act, 1326.

*See First Schedule: 1495, 10 Hen. 7. c. 22.

*See First Schedule: 1634, 10 Chas. 1. sess. 3. c. 15.