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Brig Elizabeth Jane - launched Nova Scotia 1817 - Lost July 1854 off the coast of Yorkshire - Found Robin Hood's Bay, July 2003

Ship Registration Act 3 & 4 GULIELMI IV REGIS CAP. L.V.

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3°& 4° GULIELMI IV. Cap.55.
Warrant under his Hand and Seal, to cause the Person so complained against to be brought before him to be examined touching such Detainer and Refusal; and if it shall appear to the said Justice or other Magistrate, on Examination of such Person or otherwise, that the said Certificate of Registry is not lost or mislaid, but is wilfully detained by the said Person, such Person shall be thereof convicted, and shall forfeit and pay the Sum of One hundred Pounds, and on failure of Payment thereof he shall be committed to the Common Gaol, there to remain without Bail or Mainprize for such Time as the said Justice or other Magistrate shall in his Discretion deem proper, not being less than Three Months nor more than Twelve Months ; and the said Justice or other Magistrate shall and he is hereby required to certify the aforesaid Detainer, Refusal, and Conviction to the Person or Persons who granted such Certificate of Registry for such Ship or Vessel, who shall, on the Terms and Conditions of Law being complied with, make Registry of such Ship or Vessel de novo, and grant a Certificate thereof conformably to Law, notifying on the Back of such Certificate the Ground upon which the Ship or Vessel was so registered de novo; and if the Person who shall have detained and refused to deliver up such Certificate of Registry as aforesaid, or shall be verily believed to have detained the same, shall have absconded, so that the said Warrant of the Justice or other Magistrate cannot be executed upon him, and Proof thereof shall be made to the Satisfaction of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs, it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners to permit such Ship or Vessel to be registered de novo, or otherwise, in their Dis-cretion, to grant a Licence for the present Use of such Ship or Vessel, in like Manner as is herein-before provided in the Case wherein the Certificate of Registry is lost or mislaid.
XXVIII. And be it further enacted, That if any Ship or Vessel, after she shall have been registered pursuant to the Directions of this Act, shall in any Manner whatever be altered so as not to correspond with all the Particulars contained in the Certificate of her Registry, in such Case such Ship or Vessel shall be registered de novo, in manner herein-before required, as soon as she returns to the Port to which she belongs, or to any other Port which shall be in the same Part of the United Kingdom, or in the same Colony, Plantation, Island, or Territory, as the said Port shall be in, on failure whereof such Ship or Vessel shall to all Intents and Purposes be considered and deemed and taken to be a Ship or Vessel not duly registered.
XXIX. And be it further enacted, That the Owner or Owners of all such Ships and Vessels as shall be taken by any of His Majesty's Ships or Vessels of War, or by any private or other Ship or Vessel, and condemned as lawful Prize in any Court of Admiralty, or of such Ships or Vessels as shall be condemned in any competent Court as forfeited for Breach of the Laws for the Prevention of the Slave Trade, shall, for the Purpose of registering any such Ship or Vessel, produce to the Collector and Controller of His Majesty's Customs a Certificate of the Condemnation of such Ship or Vessel, under the Hand and Seal of the Judge of the Court in which such Ship or Vessel shall have been condemned (which Certificate such Judge is hereby
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Justice to
certify De-
tainer, and
Ship to be
de novo.

If Person de-
taining Cer-
tificate have
Ship may be
registered as
in case of lost

Ship altered
in certain
Manner to be
de novo.

Vessels con-
demned as
Prize, or for
Breach of
Laws against
Slave Trade,
Certificate of
tion to be