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Probate and Legacy Duties Act 1808

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XXXRegulations to be observed on surrendering Copyhold Lands in Court.

And be it further enacted, That from and after the Tenth Day of October One thousand eight hundred and eight, where any Copyhold or Customary Lands or Hereditaments shall be proposed to be surrendered in Court, the Person or Persons proposing to surrender the same shall deliver to the Steward of the Manor or Honour whereof such Lands or Hereditaments shall be holden a Note in Writing, stating whether the Surrender proposed is upon a Sale or not upon a Sale, and in the former Case specifying the Amount of the Purchase or Consideration Money agreed upon for such Lands or Hereditaments, to the Intent that the same may be inserted and set forth, in Words at Length, in or upon the Copy of Court Roll to be afterwards made out of such Surrender, pursuant to the Directions of this Act; and until such Note in Writing shall be delivered the Lord or Lady or Steward of the Manor or Honour shall not accept or take the proposed Surrender, on pain of forfeiting for every such Offence the Sum of Fifty Pounds; and where the proposed Surrender shall be upon a Sale, if the Steward shall neglect to insert the said Purchase or Consideration Money in or upon the Copy of Court Roll to be afterwards made out of such Surrender, in Words at Length, he shall for every such Offence forfeit the Sum of Fifty Pounds; and if upon the Sale of any such Lands or Hereditaments any Person or Persons shall, in the Note so to be delivered as aforesaid, state the proposed Surrender to be not upon a Sale, he, she, or they shall for every such Offence forfeit the Sum of One hundred Pounds.

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