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Tithe Act 1846

1846 CHAPTER 73

An Act further to amend the Acts for the Commutation of Tithes in England and Wales.

[26th August 1846]

WHEREAS an Act was passed in the Session of Parliament held in the Sixth and Seventh Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act for the Commutation of Tithes in England and Wales, and the said Act has been amended, and the Provisions thereof have been extended, by Acts passed in the Sessions of Parliament held in the First Year, the Second and Third Years, the Third Year, and the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty: And whereas an Act was passed in the Session of Parliament held in the First and Second Years of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to facilitate the Merger of Tithes in Land: And whereas it is expedient that the said Acts should be amended as herein-after mentioned : Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That where, under any Agreement or Award which has been or hereafter shall be confirmed by the Commissioners, the Amount of the Rent-charge agreed or awarded to be paid instead of the Tithes of any Parish shall not exceed the Sum of Fifteen Pounds, and shall not have been apportioned, or the Apportionment of such Rent-charge shall not have been confirmed by the Commissioners, it shall be lawful for the Owners of the Land chargeable therewith, or any of them, with the Consent of the Person or Persons for the Time being entitled to the Receipt thereof, or, in the Case of an Infant, Feme Covert, or Lunatic, with the Consent of the Guardian, Husband, or Committee of the Estate of the Person so under Disability, to redeem such Rent-charge on Payment, in manner herein-after mentioned, (within such Time as the Commissioners shall in. each Case limit in this Behalf,) of a Sum of Money not less than Twenty-four Times the Amount of such Rent-charge.

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