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Duchy of Lancaster Act 1808

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XVISurveyor General to grant Certificate to Persons with whom he contracts, upon Production of which at the Bank, and Payment of the Money Bank to give Receipts.

And be it further enacted, That whenever the said Surveyor General shall have contracted with any Person or Persons, Body or Bodies Politick or Corporate, for the Enfranchifement of any such Tenements or other Hereditaments, or Sale of the Manerial Rights therein, the said Surveyor General shall grant to the respective Purchaser or Purchasers a Certificate under his Hand, specifying the Premises so agreed to be enfranchised or fold, and the Amount of the Purchase Money to be paid for the same, and which is hereby required to be paid within Thirty Days from the Date of such Certificate, and the Cashiers of the Bank, or One of them, shall, upon the I reduction of such Certificate, accept and receive the Purchase Monies therein specified, and at the Foot or on the Back of such Certificate acknowledge the Receipt of the same, without Fee or Reward ; which Certificates and Receipts shall be in the Form of Words following, or as near thereto as may be; (that is to say) ' By the Surveyor General of His Majesty's Land Revenue :

THESE are to certify, That the said Surveyor General hath contracted and agreed on Behalf of the King's most Excellent Majesty, with ________________ of ________________ for the [Enfranchisement of ] or [Sale of the Manerial Rights belonging to the Crown, in and upon] the Copyhold or Customary Tenements herein-after mentioned, holden by the said ________________ by Copy of Court Roll of His Majesty's Manor of ________________in the County of ________________ (that is to say) All that [here insert the Description of the Premises] at or for the Price or sum of ________________________________ to be paid by the said ________________ into the Bank of England, and carried, to the Account of the Lord High Treasurer of England for Enfranchisement of Copyholds of Crown Manors [where there it a subsisting, Lease of the Manor to insert] subject nevertheless [reciting the Lease] and from and immediately after Payment of the said Sum in Manner aforesaid, and the Enrolment of this Certificate, and the Receipt for the said Sum in the Office of the Auditor of His Majesty's Land Revenue for the County aforesaid, and in the Court Rolls of the said Manor, and thenceforth for ever the said ________________________________ and his Heirs and assigns, shall hold and enjoy the said [Premises as Freehold in free and common Socage, freed and discharged of and from all Fines, Herriots, Reliefs, Quit Rents, and other Customary Dues and Payments, Suits and Services whatsoever] or [Manerial Rights, in as full and, ample a Manner to all Intents and Purposes as His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, could or might have held and enjoyed the same] by virtue of an Act of Parliament, passed in the Forty-eighth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, intituled, An Act [here insert the Title of this Act]. Given under the Hand of the said Surveyor General, this ________________ Day of ________________. Witness to the signing by the said Surveyor General, ________________________________ RECEIVED the ________________ Day of ________________ of and from the above named ________________ the Sum of ________________ of lawful Money of Great Britain, being the Consideration Money expressed in the above Written Certificate. Witness my Hand For the Governor and Company of the Bank of England. "________________________________Cashier.' '£.________________. Which Certificates and Receipts mall not be charged or chargeable with any other Stamp Duty than such as is by Law required for the Receipts for the respective Sums therein expressed to be paid as the Consideration for such Enfranchisements, or for such Manerial Rights; and such Certificates and Receipts shall be good, sufficient, valid and effectual in the Law for conveying and assuring the several Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments therein respectively to be comprized, enfranchised, and discharged, and the said Manerial Rights therein specified, unto and to the life of the several and respective Persons therein to be named, and their Heirs and Assigns for ever.

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