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Gifts for Churches Act 1811

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IIAny Person having the Fee Simple of any Manor may grant Five Acres of the Waste for Ecclesiastical Purposes

And be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That it shall be lawful for any Person or Persons, Bodies Politic or Corporate, seized of or entitled to the entire and absolute Fee Simple of any Manor, by Deed under the Hand and Seal or Hands and Seals of any such Person or Persons, and under the Seal or Seals of any such Body or Bodies Politic or Corporate, and inrolled in the Court of Chancery, to grant to the Rector, Vicar, or other Minister of any Parish Church and his Successors, or to the Curate or Minister of any Chapel and his Successors, any Parcel or Parcels of Land not exceeding in the whole the Quantity of Five Statute Acres, Parcel of the Waste of such Manor, and lying within the Parish where such Church or Chapel shall be or shall be intended to be erected, or within any Extra Parochial District wherein any such Chapel shall be or shall be intended to be erected, for the Purpose of erecting thereon or enlarging any such Church or Chapel, or for a Church Yard or Burying Ground, or enlarging a Church Yard or Burying Ground for such Parish or Extra Parochial Place, or for a Glebe for the Rector, vicar, Curate, or other Minister of any such Church or Chapel, to erect a Mansion House or other Buildings thereon, or make other Conveniences for the Residence of such Rector, Vicar, Curate, or other Minister, freed and absolutely discharged of and from all Rights of Common thereon, and any Statute prohibiting any Alienation in Mortmain, or other Statute, Law, or Custom to the contrary notwithstanding : Provided always, that no Grant whatsoever shall be made of any Land whatsoever, for any of the Purposes authorized by this Act, unless the Church or Chapel for the Benefit whereof or of the Minister whereof such Grant shall be made, shall be a Parochial Church or Chapel for the Service of the United Church of England and Ireland, duly authorized by Law, or a Church or Chapel duly consecrated for the Service of such Church, or erected or to be erected for such Purpose by and with the Licence and Consent of the Ordinary of the Diocese wherein the same shall be.

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