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Probate and Legacy Duties Act 1808

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. II.New Duties granted, as specified in the Schedule annexed, from 10th Oct. 1808.

  3. III.The new Duties to be under the Management of the Commissioners of Stamps, who are to provide proper Stamps, &c.

  4. IV.The Commissioners may use old Stamps to denote new Duties; and Two or more Stamps to denote One Duty.

  5. V.Paper, &c. stamped with the former Duties may be used for Instruments charged with new Duties of the same Amount.

  6. VI.Stamped Paper, &c. rendered useless by this or any former Act may be exchanged or have additional Stamps.

  7. VII.Forging of Stamps, &c. to be deemed Felony.

  8. VIII.Powers of former Acts to be in force, and be put in execution, with regard to the new Duties.

  9. IX.Provisions of former Acts respecting Agreements to be applied only to Agreements hereby charged with 16s.

  10. X.Any Person having been bound as a Clerk to an Attorney, &c. by Articles duly stamped, entering into new Articles for same Purpose, the latter shall be charged with 1l. 10s. only.

  11. XI.Penalty on Persons making, accepting or paying Bills or Promissory Notes not dulystamped.

  12. XII.Penalty for issuing Bills or Drafts post-dated, or without mentioning the Place where drawn, without Stamps, under colour of the Exemption of Bankers Checks.

  13. XIII.Promissory Notes for 2l. 2s. or less may be reissued indefinitely.

  14. XIV.Promissory Notes, re-issuable for limited Periods, to be cancelled on Payment afterwards; and Notes, &c. not re-issuable to be cancelled immediately on Payment.

  15. XV.Promissory Notes and Bills of the Bank of England exempted from Duty, on Payment of a yearly Sum in lieu thereof.

  16. XVI.The Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, and British Linen Company, may issue Notes for 1l., 1 Guinea, 2l., and 2 Guineas, on unstamped Paper, accounting for the Duties.

  17. XVII.Re-issuable Notes not to be issued by Bankers or others, without a Licence for that Purpose.

  18. XVIII.Persons applying for Licences lo deliver Specimens of their Notes.

  19. XIX.The Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, and British Linen Company, to take out Licences, only in respect of any future Establishments or Branches.

  20. XX.Licences to continue in force notwithstanding Alteration in Partnerships.

  21. XXI.Promissory Notes made out of Great Britain not to be negotiable in Great Britain unless stamped.

  22. XXII.On the Sale of any Property, the Purchase or Consideration Money shall be fully and truly set forth in the Conveyance, &c.

  23. XXIII.Parties liable to Penalties informing against others to be indemnified and rewarded.

  24. XXIV.Where the Consideration shall not be truly set forth, the Purchaser may recover back so much of the Consideration Money as shall not be stated.

  25. XXV.Penalties on Attornies, Solicitors, and others, for not inserting the full and true Consideration in any Conveyance, &c.

  26. XXVI.But not to attach, unless the Duty paid be less than the Duty payable on the full Consideration.

  27. XXVII.Where Lauds are conveyed by Bargain and Sale enrolled, and also by Lease and Release or Feoffment, the former shall be specially stamped, to testify Payment of the ad valorem Duty on the latter.

  28. XXVIII.Penalty for enrolling Deeds of Bargain and Sale, unless duly stamped.

  29. XXIX.Conveyances of Property contracted to be sold before 12th April 1808 exempted from the ad valorem Duty.

  30. XXX.Regulations to be observed on surrendering Copyhold Lands in Court.

  31. XXXI.Penalty for enrolling Surrenders out of Court, or Bargains and Sales, of Copyholds, &c, unless duly stamped.

  32. XXXII.Penalty on Lords and Stewards of Manors for taking Surrenders, or granting Admissions, &c, out of Court, unless duly stamped.

  33. XXXIII.Penalties on Stewards of Manors neglecting to make out and deliver Copies of Court Roll within Four Months.

  34. XXXIV.Stewards of Manors may insist on Payment of their Fees and the Stamp Duty before they accept Surrenders or grant Admittances, &c.

  35. XXXV.Probates of Wills and Letters of Administration valid as to Trust Property, through the Value thereof be not covered by the Stamp Duty.

  36. XXXVI.Where Executors, &c. alledge, that any Property was vested in the Deceased as a Tustee, a special Affidavit may be required of the Facts.

  37. XXXVII.Particulars to be stated in the Affidavit.

  38. XXXVIII.Executors and others intromitting with the Effects in Scotland of any Person dying after the 10th Oct. 1808, to exhibit an Inventory thereof, in the Commissary Court there, duly stamped.

  39. XXXIX.Such Inventories, being recorded, to be transmitted to the Solicitor of Stamps at Edinburgh.

  40. XL.Additional Inventories to specify the Amount of the Effects in former Inventories, and the Stamp Duty to be according to the Total of both; and the Duty on the former to be repaid.

  41. XLI.The Duty on any inventory to be charged only in respect of Effects in Scotland.

  42. XLII.Confirmations of Testaments not to be granted for Effects not included in such Inventory.

  43. XLIII.The Commissioners authorized to remit the Penalties incurred by Non-payment of the Duty on Legacies, if the Duty in Arrear shall be paid on or before 31 Jan. 1809.

  44. XLIV.And in other Cases, the Commissioners authorized to stamp Receipts for Legacies, brought after Three Months from the Date, on Payment of Duty and Penalty, and to remit Penalty if signed out of Great Britain.

  45. XLV.The Duties on Admissions of certain Persons to act as Solicitors, &c. in Scotland, to take place from the passing of this Act.

  46. XLVI.The Duties to be paid to the Receiver General, and by him into the Exchequer.

  47. XLVII.Appropriation of Duties.

  48. XLVIII.For securing to Scotland an Equivalent for additional Duties on Deeds, &c. used there, from which Scotland was exempt by the Act of Union.

  49. XLIX.Act may be altered or repealed this Session.

    1. Schedule

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