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Chelsea and Kilmainham Hospitals Act 1826

1826 CHAPTER 16 7 Geo 4

An Act to consolidate and amend several Acts relating to the Royal Hospitals for Soldiers at Chelsea and Kilmainham

[11th April 1826]

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C1Short title “The Chelsea and Kilmainham Hospitals Act 1826” given by Short Titles Act 1896 (c. 14)

C2Act repealed so far as it relates to the payment and management of out-pensioners by the Act 9 & 10 Vict. c. 10, s. 1

C3Functions of Commissioners of the Royal Hospital for Soldiers at Chelsea so far as they relate to pensions or grants to which War Pensions Acts 1915 to 1921 apply or those in respect of wounds or disabilities suffered in any war before 4.8.1914 or those payable on account of disablement or death arising out of service after 2.9.1939 now exercisable by Secretary of State: Ministry of Pensions Act 1916 (c. 65), s. 2(1)(b), War Pensions Act 1920 (c. 23), s. 1(1), S.R. & O. 1939/1194 (Rev. XV, p. 169: 1939 II, p. 2557), S.I. 1953/1198 (1953 I, p. 1228), Ministry of Social Security Act 1966 (c. 20), s. 2 and S.I. 1968/1699

C4Preamble omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1890 (c. 33)

C5Certain words of enactment repealed by Statute Law Revision (No. 2) Act 1888 (c. 57) and remainder omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), s. 3

C6Certain words repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1890 (c. 33)

C7Crown Lands Act 1702 (c. 1) cited or referred to by its short title under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1893 (c. 14), s. 3

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F23 All pensions for disabled soldiers to be under the management of the commissioners of Chelsea Hospital; U.K.

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F2S. 3 repealed (21.7.2008) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2008 (c. 12), Sch. 1 Pt. 1 Group 4

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F610 Soldiers entitled to pension to have the benefit of the regulations and orders in force at the time of their enlistment, except in certain cases.U.K.

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F711 Regulations to be annually laid before Parliament.U.K.

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F913 Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital empowered, in case of frauds or misconduct, to take away or refuse pensions.U.K.

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14 Commissioners empowered to expel in-pensioners guilty of offences, or misconducting themselves.U.K.

It shall be lawful for the said commissioners of the said hospital at Chelsea, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, as often as occasion shall arise, to remove and expel from the said hospital at Chelsea any in-pensioner of the said hospital convicted of any felony or misdemeanour, or who shall in any way misconduct himself, so as to render him undeserving, in the judgment of the said commissioners, to be continued any longer a pensioner of the said hospital at Chelsea.

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F1523 Notice by pensioner of change of residence.U.K.

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24X1†In-pensioners to be considered as having given up all claim to out-pension upon their admission to Chelsea Hospital. Commissioners may restore an in-pensioner resigning the hospital with leave, to the whole or a part of his out-pensionU.K.

Every non-commissioned officer or soldier who shall have been already admitted or shall hereafter be admitted as an in-pensioner F16... at Chelsea F16..., shall be considered and taken, at the time of his admission thereto, to have for ever given up all right, title, claim, and interest to any pension or annual allowance for his services in the army, or for wounds or disabilities, and to which he might otherwise be or have been entitled; and his claim, title, and interest to any pension or allowance as aforesaid shall, from and immediately upon his admission F16..., be deemed and taken to have ceased, determined, and become utterly null and void to all intents and purposes, notwithstanding he may afterwards, from any cause whatever, cease to be an in-pensioner F16...: Provided always, that in the event of any in-pensioner F16... being allowed by the commissioners of the said hospital at Chelsea to resign and quit F16... as an in-pensioner, for reasonable cause shown to them, it shall and may be lawful for the said commissioners of the said hospital at Chelsea to restore the non-commissioned officer or soldier so ceasing to be an in-pensioner F16..., either to the same out-pension to which such non-commissioned officer or soldier was entitled at the time of his entering F16..., or to any less rate of pension, according to the discretion of the said commissioners.

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F1927 Secretary and senior clerks of Chelsea Hospital may administer certain oaths to out-pensioners.U.K.

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[F2028

Every person or persons who shall take any false oath as to the particulars aforesaid, or in the case aforesaid, or any or either of them, before the said secretary of the said hospital at Chelsea, or before the said chief clerk, or either of the said four first senior clerks as aforesaid, shall be deemed guilty of perjury, and shall suffer such punishment as by law may be adjudged to persons guilty of perjury.]

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F20S. 28 repealed (E.W.N.I.); (N.I.) by S.I. 1979/1714, Sch. 2; (E.W.) by Perjury Act 1911 (c. 6), Sch.

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F21S. 29 repealed by the Act of 5 & 6 Vict. c. 70, s. 1

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F2331 Statements of the numbers of out-pensioners to be made up.U.K.

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F2634 Clothes, linen, and stores of the hospital to be marked.U.K.

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35 Actions, &c. on behalf of Chelsea Hospital to be brought in the name of the treasurer.U.K.

All actions or suits to be brought, commenced, or prosecuted by or on behalf of the commissioners of the said hospital at Chelsea, may be brought, commenced, and prosecuted in the name of the treasurer, or deouty treasurer, or secretary of the said hospital for the time being; and upon the trial or hearing of any such action or suit, it shall not be necessaru to produce any commission, charter, or authority appointing, confirming, or constituting the commissioners of the said hospital at Chelsea, nor any warrant, instrument, or authority appointing the treasurer or deputy treasurer, or secretary, to their respective offices, nor any power, grant, letters patent, or authority under or by virtue of which the commissioners for the said hospital at Chelsea, or treasurer or deputy treasurer, or secretary, shall respectively act in the execution of their said offices, but the general acting of the said commissioners, treasurer or deputy treasurer, or secretary, in their said respective offices of commissioners, treasurer or deputy treasurer, or secretary, shall be deemed sufficient proof of the due appointment of them respectively to their said respective offices; . . . F27

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41 Acts to be dome by commissioners may be done by any three of them.U.K.

Where by this or any other Act or Acts of Parliament any matters or things are directed to be done by the commissioners of the sai hospital at Chelsea, or by any specific number of the said commissioners, it shall be lawful for all such matters and things to be done either by the commissioners of he said hospital at Chelsea, or by any three of the said commissioners.

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44 Commissioners empowered to purchase lands, &c. for the purposes of the hospital. U.K.

It shall and may be lawful for the lords and others, commissioners of the said hospital at Chelsea for the time being, for the purposes of for the advantage of the said royal hospital, or for the improvement of the building or neighbourhood of the said hospital, or for any purposes connected with the said royal hospital, and they are hereby empowered, to treat, contract, and agree for the absolute purchase, and to complete purchases already agreed to be made, of any messuages, land, tenements, or hereditaments, and the freehold and inheritance thereof, or any estate or interest therein, with any body or bodies politic, corporate, or collegiate, or any tenant or tenants for life, or fee tail general or special, or for any terms or terms of years absolute or determinable on any life or lives, or with any feoffees in trust, executors, administrators, husbands, guardians, committees for lunatices and idiots, or other trustees whomsoever, not only for and on behalf of themselves, their heirs and successors, but also for and on behalf of their cestuique trust respectively, whether infants or issue unborn, lunatics, idiots, femes covert, or other person or persons whomsoever, who shall be willing to sell the name; and upon payment of the purchase money for the same respectively to the parties or persons respectively entitled thereto, or upon payment thereof [F33into the [F34Senior Courts]], in manner by this Act directed (as the case may be), the messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments so to be purchased as aforesaid shall vest absolutetly in the said lords and others, commissioners and governors for the time being, or in such person or persons as they shall in sny such contract nominate to be their trustee or trustees for that purpose, to and for the purposes of the said institution, or for the health and comfort of the pensioners maintained therein, and from thenceforth all other parties and persons whomsoever shall be divested of all right and title, claim or reservation, of, in, or to such lands, tenements, and hereditaments, and any term, right and interest therein so purchased, without incurruring or being subject or liable to any penalties or forfeitures of [F35the statutes of mortmain, or] any [F35other] law or statute whatsoever; in case of a re-sale of the said lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or any of them, under the provision, herein-after in that behalf contained, to purchase and hold other lands, tenements, or hereditaments in like manner.

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F35Words repealed (E.W.) (S.) by Charities Act 1960 (c. 58), s. 49(2)(b), Sch. 7 Pt. II

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C8S. 44 excluded as to persons within the jurisdiction of the judge by Mental Health Act 1959 (c. 72), s. 121, Sch. 5

45 Bodies politic, trustees, &c. to the commissioners. U.K.

It shall and may be lawful to and for all bodies politic, corporate, or collegiate, corporations aggregate or sole, tenants for life, or in fee tail general or special, or foe any term or terms of years absolute or determinable on any life or lives, and for all feoffees in trust, executors, administrators, husbands, guardians, committees for lunatics and idiots, and other trustees whomsoever, not only for and on behalf of their cestuique trust respectively, whether infants or issue unborn, lunatics, idiots, of femes covert or other person or persons under any disability of acting for himself, herself, and themselves, and also to and for all femes covert who are or shall be seised, possessed of, or interested in any messuages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or any part thereof, which shall be thought fit or expedient to be purchased by the said lords and others, commissioners for the time being of the said hospital, for the use or benefit of the said institution, or for the health or comfort of the pensioners maintained therein, to treat, contract, and agree with the said lords and others, commissioners of the said hospital, or any person or persons appointed by them and on their behalf, for the absolute sale of the same hereditaments to them, and also to convey by indenture of bargain and sale the hereditaments to be contracted or agreed to be purchased, and the inheritance thereof in fee simple, unto and to the use of the said lords and others, commissioners of the said hospital at Chelsea for the time being, or to a trustee or trustees appointed by them on their behaf ; and which the said bargain and sale shall, without any fine or fines, recovery or recoveries, or other conveyances or assurances in the law whatsoever, and without inrolment, be good, valid, and effectual to all intents and purposes, not only to convey the estate and interest of the person and persons and bodies conveying, but also to convey all right, estate, interest, use, property, possibility, claim, and demand whatsoever of their said several cestuique trust, and of all persons whomsoever claiming or to claim by, from, or under him, her, or them, or under any other persons whomsoever, or claiming or to claim in remainder or reversion expectant on any particular estate, or by way of executory devise, or springing use, or otherwise howsoever, and the same shall be deemed and considered to bar the dower and dowers of any such person or persons, and all estates tail and other estates, possessions, reversion, remainder, or expectancy, and the issue and issues of any person or persons claiming under them, as effectually as fines or common recoveries, or any other conveyance or assurance would do, if levied or suffered or executed by the proper parties indue form of law ; any law, statute, or usage, or any other matter or thing whatsoever, to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding; and all bodies corporate or collegiate, corporations aggregate or sole, and all tenants for life, or in fee tail general or special, or for any term or terms of years absolute or determinable on any life or lives, and all feoffees in trust, executirs, administrators, husbands, guardians, committees, trustees, and all and every other person and persons, is and are and shall be indemnified for what he, she, or they shall do by virtue and in pursuance of this Act.

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C10S. 45 excluded as to persons within the jurisdiction of the judge by Mental Health Act 1959 (c. 72), s. 121, Sch. 5

46 Application of purchase money when amounting to 200l.. U.K.

In all case in which there shall be any money to be paid for any messuages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments, contracted for or purchased, which shall belong to any body corporate, collegiate, or ecclesiastical, tenat for life or in tail or for years, trustee, feme covert, infant, lunatic, or person or persons under any disability or incapacity as aforesaid, such money shall, in case the same shall amount to or exceed the sum of two hundred pounds, with all convenient speed be paid [F36into the [F34Senior Courts ]] ; to the intent that such money may be applies, under the direction and with the approbation of [F37the said courts], to be signified by an order made upon a petition to be preferred in a summary way by the person or persons who would have been entitled to the rents and profits of the said lands, tenements, and hereditaments, in the purchase of other lands, tenenments, and hereditaments, which shall be conveyed and settled to, for, and upon such and the like uses, trusts, intents, and purposes, and in the same manner as the messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments which have been or shall be purchased for the purposes aforesaid stood and were settled and limited, or such of them as at the time of making such conveyance and settlement shall be existing undetermined, and capable of taking effect; [F36and if, before the said money is so applied, it is [F38invested under section 38 of the Administration of Justice Act 1982], the annual proceeds thereof] shall from time to time be paid, by order of [F37the said courts], to the person or persons who would for the time being have been entitled to the rents and profits of the said lands, tenements, and hereditaments, so hereby directed to be purchased, in case such purchase and settlement thereof were then actually made.

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C12S. 46 excluded as to persons within the jurisdiction of the judge by Mental Health Act 1959 (c. 72), s. 121, Sch. 5

F3947 Application when less than 200l. and exceeding 20l.. U.K.

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F39S. 47 repealed (21.7.2008) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2008 (c. 12), Sch. 1 Pt. 1 Group 4

F4048 Application when not exceeding 20l.U.K.

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F40S. 48 repealed (21.7.2008) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2008 (c. 12), Sch. 1 Pt. 1 Group 4

49 In case of disputed titles, the persons in possession to be deemed entitled.U.K.

Provided always, that where any question shall arise touching the title of any person to any money to be paid, [F41into the [F34Senior Courts ]], in pursuance of this Act, for the purchase of any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or of any estate, right, or interest in an lands, tenements, or hereditaments, so purchased or to be purchased as foresaid, or to any [F41securities] to be purchased with any such money, as to the dividends or interest of any such [F41securities], the person or persons who shall have been in possession of such lands, tenements, or hereditaments at the time of such purchase, and all person claiming under such person or persons, or under the possession of such person or persons, shall be deemed and taken to have been lawfully entitled to such lands, tenements, or hereditaments, according to such possession, until the contrary shall be shewn to the satisfaction of [F42the said courts]; and the dividends or interest of the [F41securities] to be purchased with such money, and also the capital of such [F41securities], shall be paid, applied, and disposed of accordingly, unless it shall be made appear to [F42the said courts] that such possession was a wrongful possession, and that some other person or persons was or were lawfully entitled to such lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or to some estate or interest therein.

50 Court may order expences of purchases to be paid by the commissioners.U.K.

Provided also, that where, by reason of any disability or incapacity of the person or persons, or corporation, entitled to any lands, tenements, or hereditaments purchased or to be purchased under the authority of this Act, the purchase money for the same shall be required to be paid into the [F43into the [F34Senior Courts ]], and to be applied in the purchase of other lands, tenements, or hereditaments, to be settled to the like uses in pursuance of this Act, it shall be lawful for [F44the said courts] to order the expences of all purchases so agreed for or purchased, or hereafter from time to time to be made in pursuance of this Act, or so much of such expences as [F44the said courts] shall deem reasonable, to be paid by the said lords and others, commissioners of the said hospital at Chelsea, who shall from time to time pay such sums of money for such purposes as [F44the said courts] shall direct :

Provided always, that no such order shall be made if it can be shewn by the said lords and others, commissioners of the said hospital at Chelsea, or it shall appear upon the face of the agreement for any purchase aforesaid, that the consideration money for the same was intended to cover and include all contingent and other expences relating to the said purchase.

51 On payment of purchase money, the lands, &c. vested in the commissioners.U.K.

Upon payment of the money contracted or to be contracted or agreed to be paid for the purchase of any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or any estate, right, or interest as aforesaid, to the party or parties, or person or persons, respectively entitled to receive such monies, or their agents, or upon payment thereof into [F45into the [F34Senior Courts]] for the purpose of being disposed of in manner herein-before directed, as the case may be, all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, property, claim and demand in law or in equity, of the party or parties and person or persons respectively to whom or for whose use or benefit the same shall be paid, in, to, or out of such lands, tenements, or hereditaments, shall vest in the said lords and others, commissioners of the said hospital at Chelsea for the time being, or in such person or persons as they shall from time to time nominate to be their trustee or trustees for the time being for the said purpose.

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SCHEDULE to which this Act refers.U.K. . . . F47

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