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Church Building Act 1822

1822 CHAPTER 72

An Act to amend and render more effectual Two Acts, passed in the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Years of His late Majesty, for building and promoting the building of additional Churches in populous Parishes.

[22d July 1822]

WHEREAS an Act passed in the Fifty-eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled An Act for building and promoting the building of additional Churches in populous Parishes : And whereas another Act passed in the Fifty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act, passed in the last Session of Parliament, for building and promoting the building of additional Churches in populous Parishes : And whereas it is expedient and necessary that some of the Provisions of the said recited Acts should be amended, and other Provisions thereof explained and enlarged, and that further and additional Provisions should be made, for rendering the said Two recited Acts more effectual; be it therefore 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 it shall be lawful for the Master General and principal Officers of His Majesty's Ordnance, and also for the Comptroller of the Barrack Department, and also for the principal Officers of any other Public Department, having or holding any Messuages or Buildings, or any Lands, Grounds, Tenements, or Hereditaments, for and on Behalf of His Majesty, for the public Use ,0f any such Department, by any Grant or Conveyance, signed by the Master General or any Two of the principal Officers of the Ordnance Department; or by any Grant or Conveyance, signed by the Comptroller of the Barrack Department ; or by any Grant or Conveyance, signed by any One or more of the principal Officers of any such other public Department as aforesaid, and countersigned, as to all such last-mentioned Grants or Conveyances, by any Three or more of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and it shall also be lawful for any and every Body Politic, Corporate, and Collegiate, and Corporation Aggregate or Sole, or for any Trustees, Guardians, Commissioners, or other Persons having the Controul, Care, or Management of any Hospitals, Schools, Charitable Foundations, or other Public Institutions, by any Grant or Conveyance signed by or under the Seal of such Body or Corporation respectively, to give, grant, and convey any Messuages, Buildings, Lands, Grounds, Tenements, or Hereditaments respectively ; and if any such Messuages, Buildings, Lands, Grounds, Tenements, or Hereditaments respectively, shall be Copyhold at the Time of any such Gift, Grant, or Conveyance, in any case in which the Lord is willing, to enfranchise the same ; to be used as Sites for Churches or Chapels, or for enlarging Sites of Churches or Chapels; or for Church or Chapel Yards or Cemeteries, or for enlarging Sites for Church or Chapel Yards or Cemeteries; or for Parsonages or Residences for Ecclesiastical Persons; and all such Gifts, Grants, and Conveyances shall be made to the Commissioners, or such other Person or Persons as shall be specified by the said Commissioners, under the said recited Acts and this Act, to be used for the Purposes thereof; and all such Gifts and Grants may be made and given without any valuable Consideration whatever; and all Conveyances and Assurances made for carrying any such Gifts or Grants into Effect, shall be, valid and effectual in the Law to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever any Law, Statute, Usage, or Custom to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding; and all Bodies Politic, Corporate or Collegiate, and all Persons whosoever so giving, granting, and conveying as aforesaid, are hereby indemnified for, or in respect of any such Gift, Grant, Conveyance, or Enfranchisement, which he, she, or they or any of them, shall respectively make or convey by virtue of or in pursuance and for the Purposes of the said, recited Acts and this Art.

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