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Duchy of Lancaster Act 1812

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XIIIRegarded, Foresters, and other Officer, shall before the holding of Courts of Attachments survey the Forests, and take an Account of Enclosures, &c.

And be it further enacted, That every Regarder, Under Forester, Under Keeper or other Officer' of any of the said Forests, shall, within the Space of One Calendar Month next before the holding of the Fifth Court of Attachments in each Year, and within a reasonable Time before the holding of any other Court or Courts of Attachments for any of the said Forests, carefully survey such Part or Parts of the laid Forests as shall be within his or their Regard, View, or Cognizance, or within the respective Walks of the several Under Foresters or Under Keepers of any of the said Forests, and shall take an Account of all unlawful Enclosures, Purprestures, Encroachments, and Trespasses whatever, made, done, or committed within the same, since any preceding Survey or Surveys which shall have been made by them or any of them, on any Part or Parts of any of the said Forests as aforesaid, or which were not noticed in such preceding Survey or Surveys; and every such Regarder, Under Forester, Under Keeper or other Officer, shall, at every Court or Courts of Attachments holden for any of the said Forests, make and deliver to the Verderers thereof then present, a true Return and Presentment of all such unlawful Enclosures, Purprestures, Encroachments, and Trespasses, as he or they shall find to have been made, done, or committed, within any Part or Parts of the said Forests which shall be within his or their Regard, View, or Cognizance, or within the respective Walks of the several Under Foresters and Under Keepers of any of the said Forests, or which he or they shall not have returned or presented at the preceding or some former Court or Courts, or which having been made before such last Survey or Surveys, shall not have been abated, and at what Time or Times and in what particular Part or Parts of any of the said Forests, and by whom, any such unlawful Enclosures, Purprestures, Encroachments, and Trespasses, have been made, done, or committed, so far as they have been able to ascertain, the same ; and every such Regarder, Under Forester, Under Keeper, or other Officer, shall at the Time of making or delivering in his said Return or Presentment, make Oath before the said Verderers (which Oath they or anyone of them is hereby authorized to administer), that to the best of his Knowledge, Information, and Belief, no unlawful Enclosure, Purpresture, Encroachment, or Trespass, hath been made, done, or committed, or then exists, within such Part or Parts of any of the said Forests as (hall be within his Regard, View, or Cognizance, or within the respective Walks of the several Under Foresters or Under Keepers of any of the said Forests, other than such as are contained and described in the Return or Presentment then made and delivered in by him, or made or delivered in at the preceding or at some former Court, specifying the Time at which the lame was held.

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