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Duchy of Lancaster Act 1812

1812 CHAPTER 161 52 Geo 3

An Act for enabling His Majesty to grant Leases under certain Circumstances, and for the better carrying into Effect the Provisions of an Act passed in the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, touching the Formation of a Map of the New Forest in the County of Southampton, and continuing and extending other Provisions of the said Act; for further appropriating the Monies arisen or to arise from the Sale of certain Crown Lands under the Authority of divers Acts of Parliament; for annexing certain Lands within the Forest of Rockingham to His Majesty’s Manor of King’s Cliffe; and for enabling the Commissioners of the Treasury to appropriate small Portions of Land for Ecclesiastical Purposes.

[29thJuly1812]

W hereasM1 an Act was made in the Thirty-fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for the better Management of the Land Revenue of the Crown, and for the Sale of Fee Farm and other unimproveable Rents, reciting and repealing a Proviso contained in theM2 Crown Lands Act 1702 so far as the same was contrary to any of the Provisions of the said Act of the Thirty-fourth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign: And whereas by theM3 Duchy of Lancaster Act 1808, it was enacted, that where any Land or Ground belonging or thereafter to belong to His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, within the Ordering and Survey of the Exchequer, or of the Duchy of Lancaster, shall be deemed by the Lord High Treasurer or the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster for the Time being, fit and proper for Gardens, Yards, Curtilages and other Appurtenances to be used and enjoyed with any House or Houses or Buildings erected or to be erecteded upon Ground belonging either to His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, or to any other Proprietors, it should be lawful for His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, to demise or grant such Land or Ground to any Person or Persons, or to any Bodies Politic or Corporate, under the Great Seal of Great Britain, or the Seal of the Exchequer, or the Seal of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, for any Term or Estate not exceeding Ninety nine Years, to be computed from the Date or making any such Lease or Grant respectively ; or if any such Lease or Grant be made to take Effect in Reversion or Expectancy, that the Term, and Estate thereby to be granted, together with the Term or Estate, Terms or Estates in Possession of and in the same Lands and Grounds should not exceed Ninety-nine Years, computed from the Date or making thereof as aforesaid; and it was thereby further enacted, that no Land or Ground for Garden, Yard, Curtilage or other Appurtenances to be used and enjoyed with any Houses or Buildings holden or to be holden under any Lease from His Majesty, or His Royal Predecessors, should be granted or demised for any Term or Estate exceeding in Duration the Term or Estate for which the Houses or Buildings to which such Land or Ground should be so attached as Garden, Yard, Curtilage or other Appurtenances should be holden: And whereas it would tend much to the Improvement of the Revenues belonging to His Majesty in Right of His said Duchy of Lancaster, if the Power of granting Leases for the Erection, repairing, or rebuilding of Houses and other Buildings, on Lands within the Survey of the said Duchy, and of Gardens, Curtilages and Appurtenances to be used therewith, were enlarged, and if the Provisions in the said recited Act of the Thirty-fourth Year of His present Majesty were extended to Leases granted under the Seals of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster;

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C2Act repealed, except in relation to Duchy of Lancaster, by Crown Lands Act 1829 (c. 50), s. 1

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