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Calendar Act 1751

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2The times for opening and inclosing grounds for common, and for payment of rents, &c if the same depend on any moveable feast, are to be according to the new calendar.E+W+S

And whereas in divers parts of this kingdom, by custom, prescription, or usage, or by virtue of some law or contract, certain lands and grounds are to be opened and used for common of pasture or other purposes, and the same lands and grounds are again inclosed and shut up, and certain rents or other payments are due and payable, and some other matters and things may be to be done upon some of the moveable feasts, or upon certain days or times depending upon, or to be computed from the same: And whereas the said moveable feasts are hereafter to take place, and to be observed according to the new calendar by the said Act directed to be used, whereby some doubts have already arisen, or may hereafter arise, about the time for opening and using, inclosing and shutting up, such lands and grounds, the paying of such rents or other payments, and the doing such other matters or things as aforesaid: For remedy thereof, from and after the said second day of September in the said year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty two, the respective times for opening, using, inclosing, and shutting up all such lands and grounds as aforesaid, for the paying of such rents or other payments, and for the doing of such other matters or things as aforesaid, if such times are depending on any moveable feast or feasts, shall be computed and take place according to the said new calendar, and the tables and rules in X1the said recited Act directed to be used, and not according to the method of supputation heretofore used, or to the tables heretofore commonly affixed to the Book of Common Prayer; and the temporary and distinct property and right of all persons, bodies politick and corporate, of, to, and in all such lands and grounds, shall commence and be enjoyed, and all such rents and payments shall become and be due and payable, and all such matters and things shall be transacted and done accordingly, any law, custom, prescription, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.

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X1The “said recited Act” means the Calendar (New Style) Act 1750 (c. 23)

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