Ecclesiastical Corporations Act 1832

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1832 c. 80
Anno Regni GULIELMI IV. Britanniarum Regis,Secundo. An Act to authorize the identifying of Lands and other Possessions of certain Ecclesiastical and Collegiate Corporations.

(2 & 3 Will. 4) C A P. LXXX.

[3d August 1832]

'WHEREAS the Archbishops and Bishops of the several Dioceses, and the Deans, and Deans and Chapters, Archdeacons, Prebendaries, and Canons, and other Dignitaries and Officers of the several Cathedral and Collegiate Churches and Chapels, and the Masters or other Heads and Fellows and Scholars or other Societies of the several Colleges and Halls in the Universities ofOxford and Cambridge , and of the Colleges of Winchester and Eton , are Proprietors of divers Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Tithes, and Hereditaments, and in many Cases the Boundaries or Quantities and the Identity of Lands within such Manors, and of such Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, and of Lands subject to any such Tithes, or some Part or Parts thereof, are unknown or disputed, and it would be a great Benefit, as well to such Proprietors respectively, as to their Lessees, Copyhold or Customary Tenants, Sub-lessees, or Under-tenants, their, his, or her Heirs, Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, if the said Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Tithes, and Hereditaments were identified, and the Boundaries and Quantities thereof ascertained and finally settled:' Be it 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, Thatfrom and after the passing of this Act it shall and may be lawful to and for any Archbishop, Bishop, Dean, Dean and Chapter, or other Corporation Aggregate or Sole herein-before mentioned, to enter into an Agreement of Reference or Deed of Submission with his or their Lessee or Lessees, Copyhold or Customary Tenant or Tenants, Sub-lessee or Sub-lessees, Under-tenant or Under-tenants, his, her, or their Heirs, Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, or with the Owner or Owners of any other Hereditaments adjoining to or intermixed with the said Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Tithes, or Hereditaments, whereby it shall be agreed that any unknown or disputed Boundaries or Quantities of such Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Tithes, or Hereditaments, or any Part thereof, shall be referred to the Adjudication of such Person or Persons as may be agreed upon and named by the said Archbishop, Bishop, Dean, Dean and Chapter, or other Corporation Aggregate or Sole, and by his or their Lessee or Lessees, Copyhold or Customary Tenant or Tenants, Sub-lessee or Sub-lessees, Under-tenant or Under-tenants, his, her, or their Heirs, Executors, Administrators or Assigns, or by such Owner or Owners of any other Hereditaments situate as aforesaid; and that such Referee or Referees shall be fully authorized to make or cause to be made Surveys, Maps, and Admeasurements of the said Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Tithes, and Hereditaments, or any Part thereof, and to summon any Persons as Witnesses, and examine them on Oath (which Oath he or they are hereby...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT