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Demise of the Crown Act 1727

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[F27Certain officers continued.E+W+S

And whereas a doubt hath arisen whether, by virtue of the said recited Act, any officers are continued in their offices, places, or imployments, except such officers as have been or shall be nominated, constituted, or appointed by her said late Majesty, her heirs or successors, Kings or Queens of this realme: For the explaining the said Act, and preventing all inconveniences that might arise from the determination of the offices herein after mentioned and described, upon the demise of his said late Majesty, or of his present Majesty (whom God long preserve), his heirs or successors, or by reason of the determination of any grant of the principality of Wales, or earldom of Chester, or of any descent of the dutchy of Cornwall, or of the custody of the said dutchy coming to the crown, it was the true intent and meaning of the said recited Act, that neither . . . F3nor any other office, place, or imployment, civil or military, of the nomination, constitution, or appointment of the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, or Earl of Chester, for the time being, within the said principality of Wales, dutchy of Cornwall, or county palatine of Chester, should become void upon the demise of his said late Majesty, or of his Majesty, his heirs or successors, or by reason of the determination of any grant of the principality of Wales, or earldom of Chester, or by reason of any descent of the said dutchy, or of the custody of the said dutchy coming to the crown, but that . . . F3 all . . . F3 the offices aforesaid, should and ought to continue, and shall and may continue, in such offices, places, and imployments by the space of six months from the time of the demise of his said late Majesty, or of his Majesty, his heirs or successors, or of any determination of any grant of the principality of Wales, or earldom of Chester, or of any descent of the said dutchy, or of the custody of the said dutchy coming to the crown respectively, unless sooner removed or discharged by his Majesty, his heirs or successors, or by the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, or Earl of Chester, for the time being respectively.]

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F2S. 7 repealed so far as it relates to any sheriff by Sheriffs Act 1887 (c. 55), Sch. 3

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