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Probate and Legacy Duties Act 1808

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

And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Steward of any Manor or Honour, previously to the Acceptance of any Surrender, or the granting or making of any Admittance, voluntary Grant, or Licence to demise, in Court, from and after the Tenth Day of October One thousand eight hundred and eight, to demand and insist on the Payment of his lawful Fees for the same, and for the Copy of Court Roll to be made out thereof, together with the Stamp Duty payable on such Copy of Court Roll; and in case of Nonpayment of such Fees and Stamp Duty it shall be lawful for the Lord or Lady or Steward of the Manor to refuse to accept the Surrender, or to grant the Admittance or Licence, or to make the voluntary Grant, which shall be proposed or have been contracted for, until such Fees and Stamp Duties shall be paid.

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