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Crown Lands Act 1623

1623 CHAPTER 25 21 Ja 1

An Acte for the Releife of Patentees Tenaunte & Farmors of Crowne Land in Cases of Forfeyture.

Vexations by Grantees of the Crown taking Advantage of Forfeitures;

For as much as the Kinge Majestie out of his gracious disposicion is and ever hath bene averse from taking any advantage, howsoever lawfull and just, against any of his Subjectc; growing by any Forfeiture Breach of Condicion or strict interpretacion of his Highnes Graunte or tres Patente or the Graunte or tres Patente of any of his Royall Predecessors, of any Mannors Lands Tenemente or Hereditamente, And yet the Grauntees or Patentees deriving their Estates by or from his Majestie or his Predecessors, have been too apt and ready to exact the Advantage of such Forfeiture, where His Majestie himselfe or his Predecessors have not required the same, which hath beene ever held an unequall and extreme course, and hath many times been releived by Suite in Courte of Equity, though with the great charge and trouble of the parties endangered thereby: For Remedy whereof, aswell where the King or any of his Predecessors or Successors, hath graunted or shall graunt the said Mannors Lande Tenemente or Hereditamente or any part thereof, or the Reversion of any part thereof, to any other, as where the Reversion Remaynder or Estate thereof is or shalbe in the Kinge Majestie or his Successors, in the Right of the Crowne of England or Dutchie of Lancaster, or otherwise his Majestie of his Abundant Grace towarde his loving Subjecte, is graciouslie pleased that it be enacted and be it enacted by the Kinges most excellent Majestie, by and with the Assent of the Lorde Spirituall and Temporall and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authoritie of the same,

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