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Dean and New Forests Act 1808

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IIIInclosures to be made in Dean and New Forests under Commissions.

And, in order to complete the Quantity of Eleven thousand Acres in Dean Forest, and Six thousand Acres in New Forest, to be inclosed and kept in Severalty for the Growth and Preservation of Timber, according to the true Intent and Meaning of the said recited Acts; be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, from Time to Time to inclose, fever, and improve within and out of the Waste Lands of the said Forest of Dean and New Forest respectively, in Whole or in Part, such Quantity of Lands in the Whole as shall, together with the Quantity already in Inclosure, or which shall be inclosed as aforesaid in the said Forests respectively, make up the said Quantities of Eleven thousand Acres in the Forest of Dean, and Six thousand Acres in the New Forest, and so that there shall not be more than Eleven thousand Acres in the Forest of Dean, and Six thousand Acres in the New Forest, inclosed and held in Severalty as aforesaid at one and the fame Time ; and such Inclosures shall be made under and by virtue of Commissions to be granted and issued by His Majesty for that Purpose, and each of such Commissions shall be directed to Six or more such Persons as His "Majesty shall think fit, whereof Two in each Commission shall be Justices of the Peace for the County within which the Forest in which the Inclosure shall be made shall be situate, and shall not be Officers of such Forest ; and such Inclosure shall be set out and made from and out of such Parts or Places in the said Forests respectively as shall be found or ascertained by the said Commissioners, or any Three or more of them, to be most convenient to be inclosed, and to be best adapted for the Growth and Produce of Timber, and may be best spared from the Commons and Highways of the respective Counties ; which said Inclosures shall be admeasured by a sworn Surveyor, and set out and inclosed, butted, and bounded, and the Quantities, Butts, and Boundaries thereof returned into His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, there to remain of Record for ever ; and the said Inclosures so made and set out as aforesaid, shall remain in Severalty in the actual Possession of the Crown, freed and discharged of and from all Rights of Common, and of and from all Manner of Rights, Titles, or Pretences, or Privileges or Claims whatsoever, during the Period of the fame remaining so inclosed for the Growth and Preservation of Timber, and until the fame or any Part thereof shall be laid open under the Provisions of the said recited Acts and this Act, according to the Purport and true Intent of the said recited Acts and of this Act, and shall be made and reputed a Nursery or Nurseries for Wood and Timber only.

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