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Dean Forest Act 1819

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Dean Forest Act 1819

1819 CHAPTER 86

An Act for regulating the Exercise of the Right of Common of Pasture in the New Forest, in the County of Southampton; for repealing certain; Parts of Two Acts passed in the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth and the Fifty-second Years of His present Majesty; and for the better Collection and Recovery of the Gale Rents in the Forest of Dean, in the County of Gloucester.

[7th July 1819]

WHEREAS considerable Inconvenience and Injury is sustained, and much Damage done to the young Timber and to the Herbage in the New Forest, in the County of Southampton, by Persons not having Rights of Common in the said Forest turning Horses, Cattle, and other Beasts to depasture in the said Forest, and by other Persons having Rights of Common on the said Forest suffering their Horses, Cattle, and other Beasts to remain thereon during the Winter Season or Hayning-time, contrary to Law; and it is expedient that additional Remedies should be provided to prevent such Damage and Injury: And whereas an Act was passed in the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act for the better Preservation of Timber in the New Forest, in the County of Southampton, and for ascertaining the Boundaries of the said Forest and of the Lands of the Crown within the same: And whereas an Act was passed in the Fifty-second Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act for enabling His Majesty to grant Leases under certain Circumstances, and for the better carrying into Effect the Provisions of an Act passed in the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Year of His present Majesty, touching the Formation of a Map of the New Forest, in the County of Southampton, and continuing and extending other Provisions of the said Act; for further appropriating the Monies arisen or to arise from the Sale of certain Crown Lands under the Authority of divers Acts of Parliament; and for annexing certain Lands within the Forest of Rockingham to His Majesty's Manor of King's Cliffe ; and for enabling the Commissioners of the Treasury to appropriate small Portions of Land for Ecclesiastical Purposes .- And whereas it is expedient to repeal so much of the said Acts as subjects the Regarders, Under Foresters, Under Keepers, or other Officers of the said Forests, to Forfeiture and Deprivation of their Offices for the Offences in the said Acts mentioned : And whereas it is necessary to provide for the better Collection and Recovery of the annual Compositions usually called Gale Rents or Gawle Rents, now due and in Arrear, or which may hereafter become due to His Majesty, in His Majesty's Forest of Dean, in the County of Gloucester .- May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted ; and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act it shall and may be lawful for any Regarder, Groom-keeper, Forester, Under Forester, or other Officer of the New Forest, in the County of Southampton, to seize any Horse, Mare, or Gelding, or any other Cattle or Beast belonging to any Person or Persons not having or being entitled to Rights of Common of Pasture on the said Forest, found depasturing thereon at any Time of the Year; and also to take and seize any Horse, Mare, or Gelding, or any other Cattle or Beast belonging to any Person or Persons having and being entitled to Right of Common of Pasture on the said Forest, which shall be found depasturing therein during the Winter Season or Hayning-time ; (that is to say), between the Twenty-third Day of November and the Fourth Day of May yearly, and every such Horse, Mare, or Gelding, or other Beast so seized, to impound in New Park or such other Place within the said Forest as the Verderors thereof or any Two of them shall from Time to Time appoint, and every such Horse, Mare, Gelding, or other Beast to keep impounded until redenied by the Owner or Owners thereof, on Payment of the Penalties herein-after imposed, and of the Expences (if any) incurred in the Keep of the said Horse, Mare, Gelding, or other Beast.

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