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Yorkshire Registries Act 1884

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In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

The expression " north riding " means the north riding of the county of York;

The expression "east riding" means the east riding of the county of York, and for the purposes of this Act lands within the town or county of Kingston-upon-Hull shall be deemed to be lands within the east riding;

The expression "west riding" means the west riding of the county of York, and for the purposes of this Act lands within the wapentake known as " the Ainsty " shall be deemed to be lands within the west riding;

The expression " the three ridings " means the north riding, the east riding, and the west riding as above defined;

The expression " county authority " means, as respects each of the ridings, the justices of the peace of the said riding in general or quarter sessions assembled;

The expression " county rate " includes any rate in the nature of a county rate which the county authority may have power to levy for purposes similar to those for which a county rate may now be levied;

The expression "existing Registry Acts" means the Acts specified in the First Schedule to this Act annexed;

The expressions " existing- registry " and " existing registrar " mean the registry and registrar for the purposes of the existing Registry Acts within the ridings respectively immediately before the commencement of this Act;

The expression " registrar " shall for the purpose of the discharge of any duties imposed on any registrar by this Act include any deputy registrar who under the provisions of this Act or under any provisions of any of the existing Registry Acts for the time being in force is empowered to perform any such duties ;

The expression "land" includes land and tenements and hereditaments, corporeal or incorporeal, and houses and other buildings, and also an undivided share in land ;

The expression "parish" means any parish, township, or place for which a separate poor rate can be made ;

The expression " conveyance" includes any assignment, appointment, lease, or settlement made by deed on a sale, mortgage, demise, or settlement of any land or appointment of a new trustee in respect thereof, which has been executed by one or more of the parties by whom any interest in such land is thereby conveyed ;

The expression " mortgage " includes any charge on any land for securing money or money's worth, and any transfer of a mortgage;

The expression " enlargement of term into fee simple " means any enlargement of the residue of a term subsisting in any land into a fee simple made by deed in pursuance of the Conveyancing and Law of Property Act, 1881, or any Act or Acts amending the same;

The expression " memorandum of charge " shall include any memorandum of a lien or charge on any land which may be registered under the provisions of this Act;

The expression " statutory receipt" means any receipt the endorsement of which under any statute on any conveyance by way of mortgage vacates the same and transfers any estate in the property therein comprised without any re-conveyance ;

The expression " will" includes codicil;

The expression "probate " means the probate of any will or any letters of administration with the will annexed, or a copy thereof stamped with the seal of the Probate Division of the High Court of Justice, or a certified office copy thereof ;

The expression " award of the Land Commissioners " means any award made by the Land Commissioners for England under any of the Inclosure Acts, 1845 to 1876, or any Act or Acts amending the same;

The expression " order of the Land Commissioners " means an absolute order of the Land Commissioners for England, whereby a rentcharge is created on land in pursuance of the Improvement of Land Act,1864, or any Act or Acts amending the same;

The expression " order of a court" means any judgment, decree, writ of execution or sequestration, adjudication in bankruptcy, or other order or process of or issuing from a court of competent jurisdiction or any order of the Charity Commissioners whereby any interest in any land is or may be affected;

The expression " assurance " shall include any conveyance, enlargement of term into fee simple, memorandum of charge, deed of consent to the discharge of a trustee, statutory receipt, Private Act of Parliament, award or order of the Land Commissioners, order of a court, certificate of appointment of trustee in bankruptcy, or affidavit of vesting under any Act of Parliament.

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