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Duchy of Lancaster Act 1817

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  2. II.Commissioners of Woods empowered to sell other Possessions or Land Revenues of the Crown, in order to raise the Purchase Money to be paid to Lord Gage.

  3. III.Commissioner of Woods, &c. empowered to Purchase Lands on behalf of the Crown, lying adjacent to the Royal Forests, or to other extensive Properties of the Crown.

  4. IV.Commissioners empowered to fell Parts of the Crown Lands for the Purpose of providing for the Purchase Monies of Estates to be bought by them on behalf of the Crown.

  5. V.Provided always, and be it further enacted, That no Contract...

  6. VI.When Sales are made, the Commissioners mail grant Certificates to Purchasers, describing the Premises, &c.

  7. VII.Penalty on not paying the Purchase Money into the Bank, or not enrolling the Certificate and Receipt in proper Time.

  8. VIII.Warrant from the Treasury to be a sufficient Indemnity to the Purchaser.

  9. IX.For removing Doubts as to the Power of Commissioners to give Notices, and compel Tenants to quit Estates, &c. belonging to the Crown.

  10. X.Power to fell the old Palace and certain other Buildings and Premises at Newmarket.

  11. XI.The Commissioners under the New street Act enabled to make Leases in Exchange for other Leasehold Property.

  12. XII.Extending the Powers of the Commissioners, as to leafing the Houses on the West Side of the Hay-market and between the Haymarket and the East Side of the New Street.

  13. XIII.The Street or Row called Market Row South, to be shut up.

  14. XIV.Small Rents belonging to the late Wm. Henry White, issuing out of Estates in divers Counties, vested in the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, &c. in Truft to be fold for Payment of the Debt due from him to the Crown.

  15. XV.Certificates to be given of Contrasts, and the Purchase Monies to be paid into the Bank.

  16. XVI.Certificates to be in the following Form.

  17. XVII.Certain Bank Annuities standing in the Name of Mr. White to be fold, and the Proceeds thereof applied in Reduction of his said Debt.

  18. XVIII.Indemnity to the Governor and Company of the Bank, and their Officers.

  19. XIX.Surplus (if any) which shall remain after the Debt of the Crown is satisfied, to be paid over to Mr. White.

  20. XX.The Commissioners authorized to indemnify the Purchasers of Lands, &c. in Bray don Forest against Claims of Tithes, &c.

  21. XXI.All Monies to become payable by virtue of such Indemnities, to be raised by Sale of Crowns Lands.

  22. XXII.All Deeds, Leases, and other Instruments under this Act, to be exempt from Stamp Duty.

  23. XXIII.Deeds to be enrolled in the Office of the Auditor of the Land Revenues.

  24. XXIV.The Commissioners of Woods, &c. to certify in their Reports to the King and Parliament, what Purchases or Sales have been made under the Authority of this Act.

  25. XXV.Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster may fell Part of their Funded Stock, and apply the Money towards the Improvement of the Lands, &c. belonging to the said Duchy.

  26. XXVI.This Act to be a sufficient Indemnity to the Bank for all Things done by them in obedience to the Orders of the said Chancellor, &c.

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