Crown Lands Act 1702

VII Reasons for passing this Enactment. The several Duties herein mentioned to be alienable only for the Life of the King or Queen; or such Alienation void without Inquisition, &cE+W

And to the Intent the Inheritance which Her Majesty hath of and in the said Hereditary Duties of Excise upon Beer Ale and other Liquors and of and in the said Revenue arising . . . F1 in the small Branches of Her Majesties Revenue herein after mentioned (that is to say) The First Fruits and Tenths of the Clergy the Fines for Writs of Covenant and Writs of Entry payable in the Alienation Office the Post Fines the Revenue of the Wine Licences and the Revenue arising by Sheriffs Proffers and Compositions in the Exchequer and by Seizures of uncustomed and prohibited Goods may be preserved in the Crown for the future Benefit thereof Be it further enacted and declared by the Authority aforesaid That the said Hereditary Duties of Excise and the said Revenue arising in . . . F1 the said small Branches of Her Majesties Revenue last mentioned or any of them or any Part thereof shall not hereafter be alienable or grantable by Her Majesty Her Heirs or Successors for any Estate or Term whatsoever to endure longer than the Life of Her Majesty or of such King or Queen as shall make such Alienation or Grant respectively and that all Gifts Grants Alienations Leases and Assurances whatsoever to be had or made of any the said Mannors Messuages Lands Tenements Rents Tithes or other Hereditaments or of any the said Revenues or Branches or any Part [X1thereof] contrary to the Provisions of this Act or any of them shall be null and void without any Inquisition Scire facias or other Proceeding to determine or make void the same

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