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Church Building Act 1822

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XXIIICommissioners may, with Consent of Owners, transfer Pew Rights from existing Churches to new Churches, &c. of Divisions, for the Purpose of making Free Seats.

And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners to transfer any Rights to any Pews, with the Consent of the Owners thereof, in any existing Church or Chapel, belonging to any Person residing in any Division of any Parish or Place in which any new Church or Chapel shall have been or shall be built, acquired, or appropriated under the Provisions of the said recited Acts, to the Church or Chapel of the Division in which any such Person or Persons shall reside, for the Purpose of enabling the said Commissioners to make or increase the Number of Free Seats in the Church or Chapel from which such Rights shall be transferred; and the Persons from whom any Pews shall be so taken for such Purpose as aforesaid, and to whom any Pews in lieu of their former Pews shall be assigned by the said Commissioners in any other Church or Chapel, shall have, hold, and enjoy the same respective Rights and Titles to the Pews so assigned, as they respectively had, held, and enjoyed in their former Pews, or such Right and Title as shall be directed and set forth in such Assignment in lieu thereof, without any Faculty, Instrument, or other Process than such Assignment as aforesaid ; and every such Assignment shall be registered in the Registry of the Diocese in which the Church or Chapel shall be, and a Duplicate thereof deposited in the Chest of the Church or Chapel in which any such Pew shall be so assigned as aforesaid : Provided always, that no larger or greater or other Right shall be given to any Pew in any new Church or Chapel, upon any such Transfer, than belonged to the Owner, Proprietor, or Occupier of the Pews in the existing Church or Chapel, in the Pews in respect of which any such Transfer shall be made.

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