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XXVII His Majesty may grant Land for Curtilages and Accesses to Churches or Chapels. E+W+S+N.I.

And whereas in and by the M1Gifts for Churches Act 1811, it was among other Things enacted, That the King’s most Excellent Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, should have full Power, Licence, and Authority, by Deed or Writing, under the Great Seal, to give and grant, and vest in any Person or Persons, Bodies Politic and Corporate, and their Heirs and Successors respectively, all such, his, her, or their Estate, Interest, or Property, in any Lands or Tenements, within the Survey of the Court of Exchequer, for or towards the erecting, rebuilding, repairing, purchasing, or providing any Church or Chapel where the Liturgy and Rites of the United Church ofEnglandandIreland, are or shall be used or observed, or any Mansion House, for the Residence of any Minister of the said United Church officiating or to officiate in any such Church or Chapel, or any Outbuildings, Offices, Church Yards, or Glebe, for the same respectively, and to be for those Purposes applied in and by such Deed as aforesaid expressed, provided that nothing in this Act now in recital contained should extend or be construed to extend to enable His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, to grant more than Five Acres in any One Grant for any of the Purposes aforesaid: And whereas it is found expedient that the Powers of the same Act should be extended to Ground for Curtilages, Accesses, or any other Conveniences or Accommodations of or to any of such Churches or Chapels as aforesaid: And whereas the passing of Deeds or Writings under the Great Seal for the Purposes aforesaid, by reason of the great Expence attending the same, may in some Cases produce Inconvenience and frustrate the Intention of the said Act;

His said Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, shall have full Power, Licence, and Authority to give and grant, and vest in any Person or Persons, Body or Bodies Politic or Corporate, and their Heirs and Successors respectlvely, in Manner herein-after mentioned, all such his, her, or their Estate, Interest, or Property in any Lands or Tenements within the Survey of the Court of Exchequer, or of the Duchy ofLancaster, for Curtilages, or for Accesses, or for any other Conveniences or Accommodations of any such Churches or Chapels as aforesaid; and such Person or Persons, Body or Bodies Politic or Corporate, and their Heirs and Successors respectively, shall have full Capacity and Ability to receive, take, hold, and enjoy the same according to the Intent and Meaning of the said Actl, and whenever it shall be the Pleasure of His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, to make a Grant for any of the Purposes aforesaid, it shall and may be lawful for the Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of the Treasury, or any Three of them, to grant a Warrant under his or their Hand or Hands to any such Person or Persons, or Body or Bodies Politic or Corporate, specifying the Premises so to be vested in such Person or Persons, Body or Bodies Politic or Corporate, as aforesaid, which Warrant shall be inrolled in the Office of the Auditor of the Land Revenue for the Division or County within which the Premises shall be situate, and also in the Office of the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, or in the Office of the Surveyor General of His Majesty’s Land Revenue for the Time being; and such Auditor, and such Commissioners, or Surveyor General having enrolled the said Warrant, shall certify such Inrollment at the Foot or on the Back thereof under their Hands, and return the said Warrant to the Grantee or Grantees of the Premises therein named, and from and immediately after such Inrolment and thenceforth for ever the respective Grantees named in such Warrants, and their Heirs and Successors, shall by force of this Act be adjudged, deemed, and taken to be in the actual Seisin and Possession of the Premises in the said Warrants specified, and shall hold and enjoy the same peaceably and quietly, freed and discharged of and from all Claims and Demands which can or may be made by His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, or by any Person or Persons lawfully claiming by, from, or under him or them, and of and from all Manner of Incumbrances whatsoever as fully and amply to all Intents and Purposes as His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, might or could have held or enjoyed the same: Provided always, that nothing in this Act contained shall extend, or be construed to extend to enable His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, to grant more than Five Acres in any One Grant for any of the Purposes aforesaid.

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C1Reference to United Church of England and Ireland to be construed as reference to Church of England: Irish Church Act 1869 (c. 49), s. 69

C2Enrolment in Public Record Office now takes place of enrolment in Office of Land Revenue Records and Enrolments: Crown Estate Act 1961 (c. 55), Sch. 2 para. 5(1)

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