Ecclesiastical Leases Act 1836

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1836 c. 20
Anno Regni GULIELMI IV. Britanniarum Regis, Sexto. An Act for imposing certain Restrictions on the Renewal of Leases by Ecclesiastical Persons.

(6 & 7 Will. 4) C A P. XX.

[21st June 1836]

'WHEREAS it is expedient that such Provision as is herein-after contained should be made respecting the granting of Ecclesiastical Leases:' 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, That after the passing of this Act no Archbishopor Bishop, Ecclesiastical Corporation Sole or Aggregate, Dignitary, Canon, or Prebendary, or other Spiritual Person, nor any Master or Guardian of any Hospital, shall grant any new Lease of any House, Land, Tithes, or other Hereditaments, Parcel of the Possessions of his or their See, Chapter, Dignity, Canonry, Prebend, Benefice, or Hospital, by way of Renewal of any Lease which shall have been previously granted of the same for Two or more Lives, until One or more of the Persons for whose Lives such Lease shall have been so made shall die, and then only for the surviving Lives or Life and for such new Life or Lives as, together with the Life or Lives of such Survivor or Survivors, shall make up the Number of Lives, not exceeding Three in the whole, for which such Lease shall have been so made as aforesaid; and that where any such Lease shall have been granted for Forty Years no such Archbishop, Bishop, Ecclesiastical Corporation Sole or Aggregate, Dignitary, Canon, Prebendary, Spiritual Person, Master, or Guardian shall grant any new Lease by way of Renewal of the same, until Fourteen Years of such Lease shall have expired; and that where any such Lease shall have been made as aforesaid for Thirty Years no such Archbishop, Bishop, Ecclesiastical Corporation Sole or Aggregate, Dignitary, Canon, Prebendary, Spiritual Person, Master, or Guardian shall grant any new Lease, by way of Renewal of the same, until Ten Years of such Lease shall have expired; and where any such Lease shall have been granted for Twenty-one Years no such Archbishop, Bishop, Ecclesiastical Corporation Sole or Aggregate, Dignitary, Canon, Prebendary, Spiritual Person, Master, or Guardian shall grant any new Lease, by way of Renewal of the same or (in the Case of Archbishops or Bishops) concurrently therewith, until Seven Years of such Lease shall have expired; and that where any such Lease shall have been granted for Years no such Archbishop, Bishop, Ecclesiastical Corporation Sole or Aggregate, Dignitary, Canon, Prebendary, Spiritual Person, Master, or Guardian shall grant any Lease by way of Renewal of the same or otherwise, for any Life or Lives; any Law, Statute, or Custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

S-II Recitals of Lease to be taken as Evidence of Fact.

II Recitals of Lease to be taken as Evidence of Fact.

II. And be it further enacted, That whenever any Archbishop, Bishop, Ecclesiastical Corporation Sole or Aggregate, Dignitary, Canon, Prebendary, Spiritual Person, Master, or Guardian shall hereafter grant any renewed Lease of any House, Land, Tithes, or other Hereditaments, Parcel of the Possessions of his or their See, Chapter, Dignity, Canonry, Prebend, Benefice, or Hospital, such Lease shall contain a Recital or Statement, in the Case of a Lease for Lives, setting forth the Names of the several Persons named as Cestuique vie in the then last preceding Lease of the same Premises, and stating which of such Persons, if any, is or are then dead, or for whose Life that of some other Person has been exchanged by virtue of the Proviso herein-after contained, and in case of a Lease for Years setting forth for what Term of Years the last preceding Lease of the same Premises was granted, and how much of such Term has then expired...

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