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An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in this present Session of Parliament for imposing certain Restrictions on the Renewal of Leases by Ecclesiastical Persons.
[13th August 1836]
X1Whereas by theM1 Ecclesiastical Leases Act 1836 it is amongst other things enacted, that whenever any archbishop, bishop, ecclesiastical corporation sole or aggregate, dignitary, canon, prebendary, spiritual person, master or guardian should thereafter grant any renewed lease of any house, land, tithes, or other hereditaments, parcel of the possessions of his or their see, chapter, dignity, canonry, prebend, benefice, or hospital, such lease should contain such recital or statement as therein mentioned, every such recital or statement should, so far as relates to the validity of the lease so to be granted, be deemed and taken to be conclusive evidence of the truth of the matter so recited or stated; and it isM2 thereby further enacted, that if any lease contrary to the said Act should have been granted since the first day of March in this present year, or should be granted after the passing of the said Act, every such lease should be void to all intents and purposes: And whereas doubts have been entertained whether leases granted since the said first day of March in this year, or to be hereafter granted, by any archbishop, bishop, ecclesiastical corporation sole or aggregate, dignitary, canon, prebendary, spiritual person, master or guardian, and which do not contain such recital or statement as aforesaid, are not made absolutely void by the aforesaid enactment; and it is expedient that all such doubts should be removed:
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