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Duchy of Cornwall Management Act 1863

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Duchy of Cornwall Management Act 1863

1863 CHAPTER 49

An Act giving Power to sell and dispose of Lands, Parcel of the Possessions of the Duchy of Cornwall, and to purchase other Lands to be annexed thereto, and to regulate future Grants of Leases of the Possessions of the said Duchy; and for other Purposes.

[13th July 1863]

WHEREAS by the original Constitution of the Duchy of Cornwall the Possessions thereof were so settled and limited that they should at no Time be in anywise separated or alienated therefrom : And whereas an Act was passed in the Second Session of Parliament held in the Fifth Year of the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter Two, by which the Power to make Leases and Grants of the Possessions of the said Duchy, upon the Terms and Conditions in that Act specified, was given or confirmed to His Royal Highness Albert Edward Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall: And whereas by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament held in the Seventh and Eighth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter Sixty-five, certain Powers of selling and exchanging Lands and enfranchising Copyholds, Parcel of the Possessions of the Duchy of Cornwall, and for purchasing other Lands, were conferred on the Council of His Royal Highness during His Minority: And whereas it is expedient with a view to the Consolidation and more advantageous Management of the Possessions of the Duchy of Cornwall that the Possessor for the Time being of the said' Duchy should, subject to the Restrictions herein-after mentioned, have Power to make sale and dispose of the Possessions of the said Duchy, and to grant Leases thereof, and that certain Regulations regarding Leases of the Possessions of the said Duchy should be established by Law in the Manner herein-after appearing: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen'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, as follows :

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