Charitable Uses Act 1735

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1735 c. 36
Anno nono GEORGII II. An Actto restrain the Disposition of Lands, whereby the same become unalienable.

(9 Geo. 2) C A P. XXXVI.

'WHEREAS Gifts or Alienations of Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, inMortmain , are prohibited or restrained by Magna Charta , and divers other wholsome Laws, as prejudicial to and against the common Utility; nevertheless this publick Mischief has of late greatly increased by many large and improvident Alienations or Dispositions made by languishing or dying Persons, or by other Persons, to Uses calledCharitable Uses , to take Place after their Deaths, to the Disherison of their lawful Heirs;' For Remedy whereof be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consentof the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authorityof the same, That from and after the twenty-fourth Day ofJune , which shall be in the Yearof our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty-six, no Manors, Lands, Tenements, Rents, Advowsons or other Hereditaments, Corporeal or Incorporeal whatsoever, nor any Sum or Sums of Money, Goods, Chattles, Stocks in the publick Funds, Securities for Money, or any other Personal Estatewhatsoever, to be laid out or disposed of in the Purchase of any Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, shall be given, granted, aliened, limited, released, transferred, assigned or appointed, or any ways conveyed or settled to or upon any Person or Persons, Bodies Politick or Corporate, or otherwise, for any Estate or Interestwhatsoever, or any ways charged or incumbered by any Person or Persons whatsoever, in Trust, or for the Benefit of any charitable Uses whatsoever; unless such Gift, Conveyance, Appointment or Settlement of any such Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, Sum or Sums of Money, or Personal Estate (other than Stocks in the publick Funds) be and be made by Deed indented, sealed and delivered in the Presence of two or more credible Witnesses twelve Calendar Months at least before the Death of such Donor or Grantor (including the Days of the Execution and Death) and be inrolled in his Majesty's High Court of Chancery, within six Calendar Months next after the Execution thereof; and unless such Stocks be transferred in the publick Books usually kept for the Transfer of Stocks six Calendar Months at least before the Death of such Donor or Grantor (including the Days of the Transfer and Death) and unless the same...

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