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Thirlage Act 1799

1799 CHAPTER 55 39 Geo 3

An Act for encouraging the improvement of lands subject to the servitude of thirlage in . . .F1 Scotland.

[13th June 1799]

Whereas it is found by experience that the servitude of thirlage, and right of mill services incident thereto in . . .F1 Scotland, are very unfavourable to the general improvement of the country, by checking the industry of the occupiers of the ground, and by occasioning troublesome and expensive litigation, and that it is highly expedient that it should be allowed to persons subject to such servitude to compensate or to commute the same by a fixed annual payment in lieu and satisfaction of the said right of thirlage, and of all services, prestations and restrictions thereto incident or pertaining, and in some cases to make an entire and complete purchase of the same for a fair and adequate price:

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C1Act: repealed (S.) (prosp.) by 2000 asp 5, ss. 76(2), 77(2)(a)(d), Sch. 13 Pt. 1 (with ss. 58, 62, 75)

C2Short title “The Thirlage Act 1799” given by Short Titles Act 1896 (c. 14)

C3Certain words of enactment repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1888 (c. 3)

C4Certain words of enactment and other words omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), s. 3(1)(a)(d)

C5Tenures abolition Act 1746 cited or referred to by its short title under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1893 (c. 14), s. 3

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