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Duchy of Lancaster Act 1808

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XDuchy of Lancaster may sell certain Lands.

And whereas by an Act passed in the Thirty-eighth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for making perpetual, subject to Redemption and Purchase in the Manner therein fated, the several Sums of Money now charged in Great Britain as a Land fax for One Year, from the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight; and by another Act passed in the Forty-second Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for consolidating the Provisions of the several Ads passed for the Redemption and Sale of the Land Tax into One Act, and for making further Provision for the Redemption and Sale thereof, and for removing Doubts respecting the Right of Persons claiming to vote at Elections for Knights of the Shire and other Members to serve in Parliament, in respect of Messuages, Lands, or Tenements, the Land Tax upon which shall have been redeemed or purchased the Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster for the Time being is empowered to fell and dispose of, and thereupon to grant and allure in the Name of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, under the Seal of the said Duchy of Lancaster, such and so much of the Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Tythes, Mines, Minerals, Collieries, Woods, Wood Grounds, Fens, Marshes, or Waste Lands belonging to the Crown, as are within the Survey and Receipt of the said Duchy, as would raise a Sum sufficient for the Redemption of the Land Tax charged oh the Revenues belonging to the Crown, within the Survey and Receipt of the" said Duchy;: And whereas it may be expedient, that Power should be continued in the said Chancellor and Council to fell such Portion of the said Revenues as. shall be the lead productive in proportion to their Value before or after the said Land Tax charged upon the Revenues belonging to-the said Duchy shall have been redeemed; be it therefore enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Chancellor and Council of the said Duchy of Lancaster for the Time being, to fell and dispose of to any Person or Persons, Bodies Politick, or Corporate, from Time to Time, and thereupon to grant and assure in the Name of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors', under the Seal of the said Duchy, such Manors or Lordships belonging to the Crown, as are within the Survey and Receipt of the said Duchy as consist of the Manerial Rights without any Lands, or with very small Quantities of Land belonging to them, and where the greater Part of the Lands over which the Manerial Rights extend is the Property of individuals, and of Manors or Lands of which His Majesty in Right of His Duchy as, aforesaid, is not the sole Proprietor, but is entitled to an undivided Share jointly with Individuals, and intermixed with the property of Individuals, and lying remote from other Property belonging to the Crown, and of Ground or Buildings appertaining or antiently held with any castle or strong Building now or lately used for a Common Gaol, or with any Builuing used for holding the Assizes or Sessions in any County or District, or for the Court House or Gaoler's House, or in which the Magistrates for any County or District may claim to have Rights from the Length of use or Enjoyment for the publick Purposes of such County or District and of Tythes belonging to the Crown;, within the Survey of the said Duchy aforesaid, issuing out of Lands, which are the Property of Individuals, .and of Mills, Fisheries, Ferries, Lolls, and Stalls of' Markets and Fairs, and Wastes belonging to the Crown, within the Survey of the. Duchy aforesaid, upon or from which Usurpations or Incroachments have been made by Individuals, for the belt Prices or Considerations in Money which the said Chancellor and Council shall be able to procure for the same, and the Purchase Money to be paid for the same shall from Time to Time be paid into the Hands of the Receiver General of the Revenues of the said Duchy, in the like Manner as the Monies arising from the Sale of Lands of the Duchy authorized by the said recited Acts of the Thirty-eighth and Forty-second Years of His present Majesty are directed to be paid ; and all Sales made under this Act of the Property herein-before described, shall be made in the same Manner and Form, and under the like Rules, Regulations, and Provisions, and shall be to all Intents and Purposes as valid and effectual as if the same had been made under the said Acts of the Thirty-eighth and Forty-second Years of His present Najesty, or either of them.

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