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Ecclesiastical Commissioners Act 1841

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XIIIDurham University Trusts.

And whereas Inconvenience arises from the Mode in which certain Property is now held partly by the Bishop and partly by the Dean and Chapter of Durham in Trust for the University of Durham ; be it enacted, That it shall be lawful, by the Authority in the said secondly recited Act provided, with the Consent of the said University, and also of the said Bishop or of the said Dean and Chapter, as the Case may be, to make any such Arrangements as may be deemed fit by the like Authority for varying, transferring, or annulling any of the Trusts upon which any Monies or Securities for Money, or any Lands, Tenements, Tithes, or other Hereditaments, are now held for the Benefit of the said University, and for transferring and vesting such Monies, Securities for Money, Lands, Tenements, Tithes, or other Hereditaments, or any Part thereof, in such other Manner and in such other Persons or Body Corporate as may be deemed by the like Authority most beneficial to the said University ; and that the said University of Durham may, by the Name of " The Warden, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Durham," take and purchase and hold Lands, Tenements, Tithes, and other Hereditaments to them and their Successors, the Statutes of Mortmain or any other Act or Acts to the contrary notwithstanding; and that, when the Lands, Tenements, Tithes, or other Hereditaments, Monies or Securities for Money, or any Part thereof, now held by the said Bishop or by the said Dean and Chapter in Trust for the said University, shall be vested, by the Authority aforesaid, in the said Warden, Masters, and Scholars, they shall have and enjoy all the Powers of Sale, of Purchase, of holding in Mortmain, of leasing, of Management, of applying the Principal Monies, and the Rents, Dividends, and Interest thereof, or of such Part thereof as shall be vested in them, in as full and ample Manner as the said Dean and Chapter now have and enjoy the same Powers by virtue of an Act passed in the Third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of Durham to appropriate Part of the Property of their' Church to the Establishment of a University in connexion therewith for the Advancement of Learning ; and that it shall be lawful for all Bodies Corporate, Aggregate, or Sole, and all other incapacitated Persons named in the said Act, to sell and convey to the said Warden, Master, and Scholars, and their Successors, all such Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments as by the said Act they are enabled to sell and convey to the said Dean and Chapter, and in such Manner and by such Conveyances and Assurances as in the said Act are mentioned; and that it shall be lawful for the said Warden, Masters, and Scholars to apply the Building Fund to the Payment of Expences already incurred by the said University in erecting and completing, altering, repairing, or improving any Building for the Use of the said University, or for the Use of any Person or Persons for whom the said University was or is bound to provide any Office or Building under an Order of Her Majesty in Council bearing Date the Nineteenth Day of .July One thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, relating to the Castle of Durham, and to the Erection and Completion, Alteration, Reparation, or Improvement of any Building erected or to be erected, not only on Land now vested in the said Dean and Chapter, but also on Land now vested in the said Bishop in Trust for the said University, or on Land to be hereafter acquired by the said Warden, Masters, and Scholars for any of the foregoing Uses; and that it shall be lawful, by the like Authority, with the Consent of the said University, and also of the said Bishop and of the said Dean and Chapter, to transfer to the said Warden, Masters, and Scholars the Whole or any Part of the Powers relating to the Government of the said University, and the Order and Discipline to be observed therein, which are now vested by the last-mentioned Act in the said Dean and Chapter.

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