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Duchy of Lancaster Act 1817

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

And whereas His Majesty is seised in Right of His Crown of certain Farms called The Great Lodge Farm, and Slyfield or Slifield Lodge Farm, and of certain other Farms and Lands situate in or near the Parish of Cricklade, in the County of Wilts, with their Rights, Members and Appurtenances, which were heretofore Parcel of the Forest of Braydon within the said County of Wilts, and were Parcel of the Demesnes of the Crown within the same Forest or the Perambulations thereof: And whereas the said Farms and Lands have been at all Times heretofore held and esteemed to be exonerated and discharged from all Payments in lieu of Tithes, save and except a certain annual Exhibition, Allowance, or yearly Stipend of Forty Pounds, payable to the Vicar for the Time being of the said Parish of Cricklade: And whereas the said Farms, Lands, and Hereditaments being detached from any other Estates or Possessions of the Crown, and by reason thereof inconvenient and expensive in regard to the Management thereof, are therefore desirable to be fold, and some Parts thereof are already contrasted to be fold, and the Residue thereof is proposed and intended to be hereafter fold : And whereas it would fend to facilitate such Sales, if the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues were authorized and empowered to indemnify the Purchasers of the said Farms, Lands, and Hereditaments from any Claim of "Tithes arising from or out of the said Farms and Lands, and from any Payments in lieu of Tithes, save and except the said annual Exhibition, Allowance, or yearly Stipend of Forty Pounds, or such Parts thereof as have been or shall be apportioned or stipulated or agreed to be charged upon each Lot or Parcel of the said Estates, and to be paid by the Purchaser or respective Purchasers thereof; be it therefore enacted, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the Commissioners for the Time being of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, to carry into Execution and complete such Sales as have been or shall hereafter be contracted to be made of the said Farms and Lands, either by and under the Authority of this Act, and in the Manner and according to the Forms and Regulations hereby prescribed, or under the Authority and according to the Forms and Regulations contained in any other Act or Acts of Parliament enabling the said Commissioners to make or perfect the same and in order to facilitate such Sale or Sales, and the Completion thereof respectively, the said Commissioners for the Time being of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues are hereby authorized and empowered, if they shall think it expedient so to do, (by and with the Consent and Approbation of the Lord High Treasurer, or of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, or any Three or more of them for the Time being, to be signified by any Minute of the said Lord High Treasurer, or the said Commissioners, in Writing or by Letter from any one of his or their Secretaries, in pursuance of any such Minute) to make or enter into any Deed, Covenant, Contract, or Agreement, whereby the said Commissioners for the Time- being of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues shall and may covenant, undertake, promise, or agree for and on the Behalf of His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, to and with the Purchaser or respective Purchasers of the said Estates, or of any Lot or Lots, Parcel or Parcels thereof, to save, defend, keep harmless, and indemnified such Purchaser or Purchasers, and his, her, and their Heirs, Executors, Administrators, or Affigns, and his, her, and their Lands or Tenements, Goods or Chattels, of, from, and against aft and all Manner of Claims and Demands of any Person or Persons whomsoever, of, in, or to any Tithes, Great or Small, praedial, personal, or mixed, arising or to arise, grow, or increase out of or from all or any of the said last mentioned Farms, Lands, or Hereditaments, and of and from all Payments in respect thereof, and also of and from ail or any Charges or Outgoings which shall or may be claimed, set up, or demanded by any Person or Persons, as against or affecting or payable out of or from or for or hi respect of the said Farms, Lands, and Hereditaments, or any Part thereof, (other than and except such Part or Proportion of the said annual Exhibition, Allowance, or yearly Stipend of Forty Pounds, so payable to the Vicar of Cricklade as aforesaid, or any other Payment, Charge, or Outgoing as hath been or shall be stipulated or agreed to be paid and borne by such Purchaser or Purchasers respectively, or as shall be apportioned or fet, or agreed to be apportioned or fet, upon the Lot or Lots, Parcel or Parcels of such Farms, Lands, and Hereditaments by him, her, or them respectively Purchased or to be Purchased, or which shall be charged or chargeable thereon by the Terms or Conditions of any such Sale or Sales) and also of and from all Actions, Suits, Cofts, Charges, Losses, Damages, and Expences, for or on account or by reason or means thereof.

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