Brecknock Forest Act 1815

Publication Date:January 01, 1815
Anno Regni GEORGII III. Britanniarum Regis,Quinquagesimo Quinto. An Act to amend an Act made in the Forty eighth Year of His present Majesty, to improve the Land Revenue of The Crown, so far as relates to the Great Forest ofBrecknock , in the County of Brecknock ; and for vesting in His Majesty certain Parts of the said Forest; and for inclosing the said Forest.

(55 Geo. 3) C A P. CXC.

[11th July 1815]

'WHEREAS an Act was made in the Forty eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act to improve the Land Revenue of The Crown inEngland,and also of His Majesty's Duchy of Lancaster: And Whereas it is expedient that so much of the said Actas directs that it should be lawful for the Surveyor General of His Majesty's Land Revenue for the time being to contract with any Person or Persons for the Sale of the Soil, Mines or other Minerals, or other Substances or Herbage, or any other Rights or Interests of His Majesty, in the Great Forest ofBrecknock , in the County of Brecknock at the best Prices or Considerations in Money which the said Surveyor General should be able to procure for the same, and which should be approved of by the Lord High Treasurer or Commissioners of the Treasury for the time being, and that the Purchase Monies to be paid for the same should be paid into the Bank of England , and applied as therein directed; and that such Sales should be made in the same manner and under the same Regulations, and the Certificates and Receipts to be given should be in the Form thereby directed with respect to the Sales of Crown Lands; and immediately after the Inrolment of the said Certificate and Receipt in the Office of the Auditor of the Land Revenue, the respective Purchasers should be adjudged to be in the actual Seisin and Possession of the Premises so by them respectively purchased freed and discharged from all Claims and Demands which could or might be made by His Majesty, his Heirs or Successors, or by any Person or Persons lawfully claiming under him or them, and of and from all Incumbrances whatsoever; should be repealed: And Whereas all the Powers and Authorities which were vested in the said Surveyor General have, in pursuance of an Actmade in the Fiftieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for uniting the Offices of Surveyor General of the Land Revenues of The Crown and Survey or General of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, Parks and Chases,become vested in the Commissioners for the time being of His Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues: And Whereas it is expedient that Power should be given to the said Commissioners to sell and dispose of all such Part or Proportion of the said Forest, as upon the Division and Inclosure thereof pursuant to this Act shall be allotted or set out unto His Majesty, his Heirs or Successors, and of His Majesty's Interest in the several Mines, Minerals and other Substances within the said Forest;' Be it therefore enacted by The King'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 such Parts of the said recited Actof the Forty eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty as are hereinbefore recited and referred to, shall be and the same are hereby repealed.

S-II Commissioners of Woods empowered to sell The King's Allotments, &c.

II Commissioners of Woods empowered to sell The King's Allotments, &c.

II. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues for the time being, with the Approbation of the Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury for the time being, or any Three or more of them, to contract and agree for the Sale of, and absolutely to make Sale and dispose of all such Part or Parts of the said Forest as shall be set out or allotted unto His Majesty, his Heirs or Successors, under or by virtue of this Act, or of any of the Powers or Authorities herein contained, or of so much or such Parcels or Portions thereof as they the said Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues, with such Approbation as aforesaid, shall think it expedient to sell, and of all His Majesty's Rights and Interests in and to the same; and of all the Rights and Interests of His Majesty, his Heirs or Successors, of, in and to all Mines of Coal, Lead Ores, Metals and other Minerals whatsoever in or under the said Forest or any Part thereof, hereby reserved to His Majesty, his Heirs or Successors, and of all Powers of searching for, working, digging, raising and carrying away such Coal, Lead Ores, Metals and other Minerals, for the best Prices or Considerations in Money which the said Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues shall be able to procure for the same; and that all and every the Sum and Sums of Money which shall or may arise or be produced from such Sale or Sales, shall from time to time be paid into the Bank ofEngland , and placed to the Account directed by the said Actpassed in the Fiftieth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty to be raised in the Booksof the Governor and Company of the Bank ofEngland , intituled ‘The Account of the Public Monies of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenue, being the Woods and Forests Fund,’ and shall be applied and disposed of in such and the like Manner and for such and the like Purposes as the other Monies by such last mentioned Act directed or authorized to be paid in, carried over or placed to the same Account, are thereby authorized or directed to be paid, applied or disposed of.

S-III Purchasers of Premises to have Certificates, &c. for Purchase Money; Certificates inrolled in Officer of Auditor of Land Revenue, &c.

III Purchasers of Premises to have Certificates, &c. for Purchase Money; Certificates inrolled in Officer of Auditor of Land Revenue, &c.

III. And be it further enacted, That whenever the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues for the time being shall have contracted with any Person or Persons, Body or Bodies Politic or Corporate, for the Sale of any of the said Lands, Hereditaments, Rights or Interests hereby authorizedto be sold as aforesaid, the said Commissioners shall grant to the Purchaser or respective Purchasers thereof, a Certificate under their Hands, describing the Premises so agreed to be sold, and the Amount of the Purchase Money to be paid far the same; and which shall accordingly be paid into the Bank ofEngland , within Thirty one Days after the Date of such Certificate; and the Cashiers of the Bank, or One of them, shall, upon the Production of such Certificate, accept and receive the Purchase Monies therein mentioned, and carry the same to the Account therein specified, and at the Foot or on the Back of such Certificate, acknowledge the Receipt of the same, without Fee or Reward; and every such Certificate and Receipt shall be according to the Form contained in Schedule (A.) to this Act, or as near thereto as the circumstances of the case will admit, and shall be exempt from any StampDuty whatever; and every such Certificate and Receipt shall, within One Calendar Month after the Date of such Certificate, be taken to the Office of the Auditor of the Land Revenue for the District within which the said Lands or Hereditaments therein described are situate, and be there forthwith inrolled in the proper Books for that Purpose; and such Auditor having inrolled the said Certificate and Receipt, shall attest the same under his Hand, and shall, upon receiving the usual Fees for such Inrolmement, return the said Certificate and Receipt to the Purchaser or Purchasers; and from and after such Inrolment, and thenceforth for ever, the respective Purchasers, their Heirs or Successors, shall by force and virtue of this Act be, and shall be adjudged, deemed and taken to be in the actual Seisin and Possession of the Lands, Hereditaments, Rights and Interests, so by them respectively purchased, and shall hold and enjoy the same peaceably and quietly, freed and discharged from all Claims and Demands of His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, or of any Person or Persons claiming under him or them, as fully and amply to all Intents and Purposes as His Majesty, his Heirs or Successors, might or could have held or enjoyed the same if such Sale had not taken place; and every such Certificate shall be respectively witnessed and attested, as to the signing thereof by the said Commissioners, by One of the principal Clerks or other Officers in their or his Office; and every such Certificate and Receipt, being inrolled as aforesaid, shall effectually discharge the respective Purchasers to whom the same shall be given or granted, of and from the Purchase or Consideration Money therein expressed, and such Purchasers shall never afterwards be liable to be called upon, sued, troubled, molested or questioned, for or in respect thereof, or of any Part thereof.

S-IV Neglecting to pay Purchase Money into Bank within time limited.

IV Neglecting to pay Purchase Money into Bank within time limited.

IV. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That if any Person or Persons to whom any such Certificate as aforesaid shall be granted, shall neglect to pay into the Bank the Consideration Money therein to be specified, for the Space of Thirty one Days after the Date of such Certificate, or shall neglect to inrol such Certificate, and the said Cashier's Receipt for the said Money, for the like Space of time, then every such Certificate shall be null and void, and the Consideration Money, if paid into the Bank, shall be forfeited, unless the said Commissioners shall, for any reasonable Cause to him or them shewn for the Omission of such Inrolment, order the said Certificate and Receipt to be inrollednunc pro tunc ; and which, upon such Cause being shewn the said...

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