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Duchy of Lancaster Act 1817

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

And whereas by an Inquisition taken on the Twenty-second Day of January One thousand eight hundred and sixteen, by virtue of a Writ of Extent directed to the Sheriffs of the City of London, grounded on the said first-mentioned Inquisition, it was found that the said William Henry White was, on the said Ninth Day of December in the said Fifty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, and at the Date of the said last-mentioned Inquisition, possessed of a Sum of Six hundred and seventy-nine Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Five-pence Three per Cent. Consolidated Bank Annuities, Handing in his own Name in the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, and which said Sum was by virtue of the said Writ of Extent seised into the King's Hands, but the same cannot be fold by reason of the said William Henry White having absconded and absented himself, and it is expedient to make Provision for the Sale thereof, in order that the Produce thereof may be applied towards the Discharge of the Debt so due from the said William Henry White to His Majesty; be it therefore enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Lord Chief Baron and the rest of the Barons of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, upon any Application to be to them made by or on the Behalf of His Majesty's Attorney General for the Time being, to order or direct the Accountant General, Secretary, or Deputy Secretary for the Time being of the Governor and Company of the Bank England, to transfer the said Six hundred and seventy-nine Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Five-pence Three per Cent. Consolidated Bank Annuities, so (landing in the Name of the said William Henry White as aforesaid in the Books of the said Governor and Company, into the Names of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues for the Time being, to the Intent that the same may be by them fold, and the Produce thereof applied and disposed of towards the Discharge of the Debt so due from the said William Henry White to His Majesty, as aforesaid, and also to receive the Dividends now due and which shall grow due upon the said Bank Annuities before such Transfer shall be made, and to pay over the same unto the said Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, for the Purposes aforesaid ; and the Governor and Company of the Bank of England shall and they are hereby authorized and required to allow such Transfer to be made, and such Dividends to be received and paid in Manner aforesaid.

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