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Dean Forest (Mines) Act 1838

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XXIII Gales to be granted to Free Miners.E+W+S+N.I.

Such Free Miners, duly registered as aforesaid, shall have the exclusive right of having gales or works granted to them by Her Majesty’s Officer herein called Gaveller, or the Deputy Gaveller, to open mines within the said Hundred, and to have gales or leases of quarries within the said Forest as hereinafter mentioned; and it shall be lawful for such Free Miners to sell, transfer, assign, or dispose of such gales and works, and all other the gales and works to which they are now entitled, and all quarries, to be defined as after mentioned, either by Deed or Will, to each other, or to any other person or persons whomsoever: Provided always, that no person registered as a Free Miner by reason of his having worked a year and a day in a quarry shall have a right to have any gale made to him of any mine, but that nothing herein contained shall prevent such Free Miners as shall be registered by reason of having worked a year and a day in a mine from having leases of quarries granted to them under the authority herein-after contained.

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