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Parsonages Act 1865

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4Corporations and Persons under Disability or Incapacity authorized, to convey Houses and Lands for Parsonages.

It shall be lawful for the Principal Officer of any public Department holding any Messuages, Buildings, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments for or on behalf of Her Majesty, or otherwise for the public Use or the Use of such Department, and for every Body politic, corporate, or collegiate, and Corporation aggregate or sole, and for all Trustees, Guardians, Commissioners, or other Persons having the Control, Care, or Management of any Hospital, School, Charitable Foundation, or other public Institution, and for all other Persons by " The Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845," empowered to sell and convey or release Lands by any Assurance under the Hand and Seal or under the Common Seal, as the Case may be, of such Principal Officer, Body, or Corporation, or under the Hands and Seals or Hand and Seal of such Trustees, Guardians, Commissioners, or other Persons or Person, to grant and convey or release, either by way of voluntary Gift or of Sale, to the said Governors, in Fee Simple or otherwise, any Messuages, Buildings, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments to be used as and for Parsonages or Residences for Incumbents of Benefices, or the Outbuildings, Yards, Gardens, or Appurtenances thereto, or as and for Sites or for enlarging Sites for such Parsonages or Residences or the Outbuildings, Yards, Gardens, or Appurtenances thereto, and all such Assurances may be made according to the Form contained in the Twentieth Section of the Act passed in the First Year of Her Majesty's Reign, Chapter Twenty, or as near thereto as the Circumstances of the Case will admit, or in any other Form which the said Governors may approve ; but no such Assurance or Assurances from the same Body or Persons otherwise than upon a Sale for the fair Value shall comprise (including the Site of any Buildings) more than One Acre, and upon every such Assurance by way of Sale the Purchase Money may be paid to the Seller or Sellers, or as he or they shall appoint, and the Receipt of them or him or their or his Appointees shall be a sufficient Discharge for the same, except that in the Case of a Sale for more than Twenty Pounds by a Tenant for Life or other Person having only a partial Estate, the Purchase Money shall be paid to and applied by Two Trustees in manner provided by the Seventy-first Section of " The Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845."

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