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Duchy of Cornwall Act 1844

1844 CHAPTER 65 7 and 8 Vict

An Act to enable the Council of His Royal Highness Albert Edward Prince of Wales to sell and exchange Lands and enfranchise Copyholds, Parcel of the Possessions of the Duchy of Cornwall, to purchase other Lands; and for other Purposes.

[6th August 1844]

Whereas it is expedient that Provision should be made for the better Management and Disposition of the Lands and Possessions of the Duchy of Cornwall: And whereas under and by virtue of the several Acts of Parliament in the First Schedule to this Act annexed mentioned the several Sums of Bank Annuities in the same Schedule mentioned have been purchased with Monies arising from the Lands and other Possessions of the Duchy of Cornwall, and the same are now standing in the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England in the Name of the Duke of Cornwall, to the several Accounts mentioned in the same Schedule, and the Dividends thereof are payable into the Hands of the Receiver General of the said Duchy of Cornwall, as Part of the Revenues thereof: And whereas other Sums of Bank Annuities may hereafter, under and by virtue of other Acts of Parliament, be purchased with Monies arising from the Lands or Possessions of the said Duchy of Cornwall, and for the Benefit of the said Duchy: And whereas it is expedient that Power should be given, during the Minority of His Royal Highness Albert Edward Prince of Wales, now Duke of Cornwall, to sell and dispose of the aforesaid Sums of Bank Annuities, or any of them, and to apply the Monies to arise from such Sale and Disposition for the Purposes herein-after mentioned: And whereas the Purposes aforesaid cannot be effected without the Aid and Authority of Parliament:

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