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XXX The Duchy or Surveyor General empowered to make and accept Conveyance of Lands exchanged; which shall be in Form following.E+W+S+N.I.

It shall be lawful to the Chancellor and Council of the said Duchy, or to the said Surveyor General for the Time being, to act for and on Behalf of His Majesty, as well in making as accepting the Conveyances of Parcels of Land so intended to be exchanged as aforesaid; and the Conveyance of the Land within the ordering and Survey of the Exchequer aforesaid, so proposed to be given in Exchange by His said Majesty, may be in the following Form, or as near thereto as may be; (that is to say),

”THESE are to witness, That in Consideration of the Conveyance of certain Lands [describing them] to His said Majesty, in Right of His Crown, fromC.D. [and also in Consideration of the Sum of paid by the saidC.D. for Equality of Exchange to the Surveyor General of the Land Revenue of the Crown] the said Surveyor General for and on Behalf of His Majesty, doth by these Presents grant, bargain, and sell unto the saidC.D. his Heirs and Assigns, All [describe the Parcels of Land,&c. sold] To have and to hold the said [Parcels, &c.] hereby bargained and sold, and all Benefit and Advantage thereto belonging, unto and to the Use of the saidC.D. his Heirs and Assigns, for ever. In Witness whereof the same Surveyor General hath hereunto set his Hand and Seal, this Day of in the Year of our Lord

Witness to the Execution by the said Surveyor General .’

And the Conveyance to His Majesty of such Lands as are proposed to be taken in Exchange for such Crown Lands, may be in the following Form, or as near thereto as may be; (that is to say),

” Conveyance by the Person with whom the Exchange is proposed to be made:

THESE are to witness, ThatC.D. of in the County of in Consideration of the Conveyance to him the saidC.D. from the Surveyor General of the Land Revenue of the Crown, for and on Behalf of His Majesty, of a certain Parcel of Land [describing it] and also of the Sum of paid to him by the said Surveyor General on Behalf of His said Majesty, for Equality of Exchange [if the Case be so] Doth by these Presents grant, bargain, and sell unto His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, all that Parcel of Land [describing it] To have and to hold the same to His said Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, in Right of His Crown. In Witness whereof the saidC.D. hath hereunto set his Hand and Seal, this Day of in the Year of our Lord

Witness to the Execution of the saidC.D. .’

And such Instruments respectively shall not be liable to any Stamp Duty.

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