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Duchy of Lancaster Act 1817

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XIVSmall 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.

And whereas by an Inquisition taken on the Ninth Day of December in the Fifty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, by virtue of a Commission issued out of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, it was found that William Henry White was indebted to the Crown in the Sum of Forty-one thousand Pounds; and the said William Henry White, at the Date of such Inquisition was seised of or entitled to a great Number of small Rents, which were heretofore Crown Rents, Chief Rents, Fee Farm and Quit Rents, or other small Rents issuing out of and payable from various Estates situate in many different Counties in England and Wales: And whereas, from the said Rents being separately of small annual Amount, and issuing out of Estates situate and lying dispersed in different Counties and Parts of England and Wales as aforesaid, the ordinary Course of Proceeding to a Sale thereof by Extent, and by making Sale thereof before the Deputy Remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer, will nearly exhaust the Proceeds of such Sales; and it is therefore expedient to make other Provisions for the Disposal of such Rents ; be it therefore enacted, That all and every the Rents which were heretofore Crown Rents, Chief Rents, Fee Farm, Quit Rents, or other small Rents issuing out of and payable from any Estate or Estates, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments wheresoever, in England or Wales, the same may be situate, which were the Property of or belonging to the said William Henry White, or in or to which he Was in any way seised or entitled on or subsequent to the Ninth Day of Beamier in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifteen shall, from and immediately after the passing of this Act, vest in the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues for the Time being (subject to the Dower of Ann the Wife of the said William Henry White therein, if any such she shall be entitled to), in Trust to fell and dispose thereof in Manner herein-after directed; and the said Commissioners shall and they are hereby authorized and empowered, as soon as conveniently may be after the passing of this Act, to contract and agree with any Person or Persons, or any Body or Bodies Politic or Corporate, for the Sale of, and absolutely to make Sale and dispose of all or any of the said Rents hereby vested in them in Trust as aforesaid, at or for the best Prices or Considerations in Money which the said Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues can reasonably procure for the same.

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