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Tenures Abolition Act 1660

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Tenures Abolition Act 1660

1660 CHAPTER 24 12 Cha 2

[F1An Act takeing away the Court of Wards and Liveries and Tenures in Capite and by Knights Service and Purveyance, and for setling a Revenue upon his Majesty in Lieu thereof.]

X1The Reasons for passing this Act.

[F2Whereas it hath beene found by former experience that the Courts of Wards and Liveries and Tenures by Knights service either of the King or others, or by Knights service in Capite or Soccage in Capite of the King and the consequents upon the same have beene much more burthensome grievous and prejudiciall to the Kingdome then they have beene beneficiall to the King, And whereas since the Intermission of the said Court which hath beene from the fower and twentyeth day of February which was in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred forty and five many persons have by Will and otherwise made disposall of their Lands held by Knight service whereupon diverse Questions might possibly arise unlesse some seasonable remedy be taken to prevent the same:]

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X1Abbreviations or contractions in the original form of this Act have been expanded into modern lettering in the text set out above and below.

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F1Long title repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1969 (c. 52) but reproduced for the purpose of construing the remaining provisions of the Act

F2Preamble repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1969 (c. 52) but reproduced for the purpose of construing the remaining provisions of the Act

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C1Short title “The Tenures Abolition Act 1660” given by Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), Sch. 2

C2Certain words of enactment repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1888 (c. 3) and remainder omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), s. 3

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