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Probate and Legacy Duties Act 1808

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

And be it further enacted, That if any Lord or Lady or Steward of any Manor or Honour shall, after the said Tenth Day of October, accept or take any Surrender, or admit any Person Tenant, of any Copyhold or Customary Lands or Hereditaments, out of Court, or make any voluntary Grant of any such Lands or Hereditaments, out of Court, or grant any Licence to demise any such Lands or Hereditaments, out of Court, without causing the same, or some Memorandum thereof respectively, to be put in Writing on Vellum, Parchment, or Paper, duly stamped with the proper Duty hereby charged thereon respectively, then and in every such Case he or she shall for every such Offence forfeit the Sum of Fifty Pounds.

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