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Duchy of Lancaster Act 1812

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VTreasury to alienate small Parcels of Land intermixed with Lands of Individuals.

And whereas there are in various Parts of the several Royal Forests, sundry Parcels of Land belonging to the Crown, which are wholly or in Part surrounded by or intermixed with, or contiguous and adjoining to other Lands, the Property of some of His Majesty's Subjects, and which said Forest Lands are of little or no Value to the Crown for the Growth of Timber, either by Inclosure and Planting, or otherwise, and it may conduce to the more easy Care of the Rights of the Crown within the said Forests, as well as to the Convenience of His Majesty's Subjects, if a Power should be given to the Lord High Treasurer, or to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury for the Time being, to authorize the Sale of small Parcels of Forest Land ; be it therefore enacted, That from and after the pairing of this Ad, if it shall appear to the Lord High Treasurer, or to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury for the Time being, upon the Report of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, or upon the Report of the Surveyor General of His Majesty's Woods and Forests for the Time being, that any small Parcel or Parcels of Land within any of the Royal Forests belonging to the Crown, are intermixed with, adjoin, or are contiguous or convenient to, or surrounded by the Lands of Individuals, and is or are of little or no Value to the Crown for the Growth of Timber, either by Inclosure and Planting or otherwise ; it shall be lawful for the said Lord High Treasurer, or the said Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury for the Time being, or any Three or more of them, to authorize the said Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, or the Surveyor General of His Majesty's Woods and Forests for the Time being, to contract and agree, on the Behalf of His said Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, with the Person or Persons whole Lands shall be intermixed with, or shall adjoin to, or be contiguous or convenient to, or surrounded by such Parcel or Parcels of Land so situated as aforesaid for the Sale thereof, and to make good and effectual Conveyance thereof, for such Price or Prices as shall be certified to the said Commissioners of the Treasury by the said Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, or by the said Surveyor General of Woods and Forests, to be just and reasonable; such Price in no Cafe to be under the Value set upon such Land by the Surveyor to be employed to value the same in the Manner herein-after provided, and the same to be paid into the Hands of the said last mentioned Commissioners, or into the Hands of the said Surveyor General for the Time being, and to be by them or him accounted for in Manner herein-after specified: Provided always, that the Lands of the Crown to be so sold and disposed of shall not exceed in Value, in any Instance, the Sum of One thousand Pounds ; and the Conveyance or Conveyances of such Parcel or Parcels of Land so to be fold and disposed of, be according to the Form marked with the Letter (C.) set forth in the Schedule hereunto annexed, or as near thereto as may be.

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