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Schools Sites Act 1841

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IILandlords empowered to convey Land to be used as Sites for Schools, &c.

And be it enacted, That any Person, being seised in Fee Simple, Fee Tail, or for Life, of and in any Manor or Lands of Freehold, Copyhold, or Customary Tenure, and having the beneficial Interest therein, or in Scotland being the Proprietor in Fee Simple or under Entail, and in Possession for the Time being, may grant, convey, or enfranchise by way of Gift, Sale, or Exchange, in Fee Simple or for a Term of Years, any Quantity hot exceeding One Acre of such Land, as a Site for a School for the Education of poor Persons, or for the Residence of the Schoolmaster or Schoolmistress, or otherwise for the Purposes of the Education of such poor Persons in religious and useful Knowledge; provided that no such Grant made by any Person seised only for Life of and in any such Manor or Lands shall be valid, unless the Person next entitled to the same in Remainder, in Fee Simple or Fee Tail, (if legally competent,) shall be a Party to and join in such Grant: Provided also, that where any Portion of Waste or Commonable Land shall be gratuitously conveyed by any Lord or Lady of a Manor for any such Purposes as aforesaid the Rights and Interests of all Persons in the said Land shall be barred and divested by such Conveyance: Provided also, that upon the said Land so granted as aforesaid, or any Part thereof, ceasing to be used for the Purposes in this Act mentioned, the same shall thereupon immediately revert to and become a Portion of the said Estate held in Fee Simple or otherwise, or of any Manor or Land as aforesaid, as fully to all Intents and Purposes as if this Act had not been passed, any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

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