Forest of Salcey (Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire) inclosure Act 1826

Cited as:1826 c. 16
Jurisdiction:UK Non-devolved
Forest of Salcey (Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire) inclosure Act 1826

(7 Geo. 4) c. 16

An Act for subdividing, allotting, and inclosing the Allotment directed to be set out by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, for inclosing the Forest of Salcey in the Counties of Northampton and Buckingham, to the several Owners and Proprietors of Lands claiming Rights of Common in and over the said Forest.

[5th May 1826]

ANNO SEPTIMO GEORGII IV. REGIS. Ca f. 16. An Act for subdividing, allotting, and inclosing the AHotment directed to be set out by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, for inclosing the Forest of Safoey in the Counties of Northampton and Buckingham, to the several Owners and Pro-prietors of Lands claiming Rights of Common in and over the said Forest. [5th May 1826.] W HEREAS by an Act made in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing the Forest 6G.4.C.1S2. of Salcey, in the Counties of Northampton and Buckingham, and of certain Lands in the Parisb of Hartwell in the said County of North ampton, it is amongst other Things recited, that the King's most Excel- lent Majesty, in Right of His Crown, was seised to Himself, His Heirs and Successors, of the Forest of Salcey, in the Counties of Northampton and Buckingham, and that the said Forest was computed to contain, in the whole, One thousand eight hundred and forty-seven Acres and Twenty-three Perches, or thereabouts, of which One thousand one hundred and twenty-one Acres Three Roods and Twenty-four Perches were cultivated as Coppice Land, and planted with Coppices, and Four hundred and seventy Acres Three Roods and Thirty-seven Perches con- sisted of open Plains and Ridings, the Soil and Timber whereof, and the Right and Herbage, and Feed for Deer therein, were the Property of His Majesty, in Right of His Crown, and the remaining Part of the said Forest, comprising Two hundred and fifty-four Acres One Rood and Two Perches, was laid out as Lawns and Lodge Grounds, and with the [Private.~\ .. 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Messuage, Buildings, Timber, Trees, Wood, and Underwood standing and being thereon, were the Property of the King's Majesty, and was not subject to any Right of Common, or any other Rights whatsoever (save and except the Claim of the Ranger of the said Forest therein as thereinafter mentioned); and it is further recited, that the Most Noble George Henry Fitzroy Duke of Grafton, under and by virtue of certain Letters Patent of His late Majesty King Charles the Second, made in the Twenty-fifth Year of his Reign, was seised of and entitled to all the Underwood and Bushes growing and renewing and renewable in the saidCop-pice Lands and Coppices, open Plains and Ridings in the said Forest, and that Henry Earl of Euston, the eldest Son and Heir Apparent of the said George Henry Duke of Grafton, under and by virtue of certain Letters Patent of His late Majesty King George the Third, made in the Forty-first Year of his Reign, held and enjoyed for the Term of his natural Life the Office of Warden or Ranger of the said Forest, and was entitled to certain Rights and Benefits, Privileges and Patronage over the said Two hundred and fifty-four Acres One Rood and Two Perches, comprizing the said Lawns and Lodge Grounds, and within and over the other Parts of the said Forest; and the said Henry Earl of Euston was desirous that the Compensation thereinafter directed to be made for such his Rights and Interests should be allotted to the said Duke of Grafton and the Heirs Male of his Body, and should be held and enjoyed by him and them in the same Manner as the Allotment to be made to the said Duke in lieu of his Right to Underwood and Bushes, under the before-mentioned Letters Patent of the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King Charles the Second, was to be held and enjoyed; and it is further recited, that the Owners and Proprietors of Lands in the Parishes, Townships, Liber-ties, Hamlets, or Precincts of Hartwell, Ashton, Quinton, Piddington, and Hackleton, in the County of Northampton, and Hanslope in the County of Buckingham, claimed to be entitled to certain Rights of Common in, over, and upon the said Coppice Lands and Coppices, open Plains and Ridings, in the said Forest; it is enacted, that certain Persons therein named should be and they were thereby appointed Commissioners for carrying the Purposes of the said Act into Execution, in the Manner therein provided and directed ; and it is further enacted, that the said Two hundred and fifty-four Acres One Rood and Two Perches, comprizing the said Lawns and Lodge Grounds, and which were not subject to any Right of Common, or any other Rights or Claims (save as therein mentioned), should not be deemed or taken to be Part of the Lands by the now reciting Act to be divided, allotted, and inclosed, further than was thereinafter directed; and it is further enacted, that the Commissioners thereby appointed should and they were thereby author-ized and required to set out and allot unto and for the King's Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, ashis and their own proper Demesne, Lands, and Estates, togetherwith all and singular theBuildings, Timber,Trees, Wood, and Underwood standing and being thereon respectively, Three fll Fourth Parts in Value of the said Coppice Lands and Coppices, and Two fll Third Parts in Value of the said open Plains and Ridings, by the now reciting Act to be divided and inclosed, which said Allotments should, from and after and so soon as the same should, be fenced in and severed from the Lands adjoining thereto, become and remain the absolute Property of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, freed, exonerated, and 7GE0RGII IV. Cap.16. for ever discharged from all Rights of the said Duke of Grafton and all other Persons to the Underwood growing and renewing and renew-able in the said Coppice Lands and Coppices, and from all Rights of Common of Pasture and Turbary, Common of Estovers, and all other Rights of vvhat Nature or Kind soever, and such Allotments should be taken and be in fll Compensation and Discharge of all Rights of Soil, Timber, Herbage, Pasture, Feed for Deer, and all Forestial and other Rights of His Majesty, in, upon, and over the said Forest; and it is thereby further enacted, that the said Commissioners should and they were thereby empowered and required to calculate and ascertain the Value of the Rights of the said Duke of Grafton under the said Letters Patent of the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of His said Majesty King Charles the Second, to the Underwood and Bushes growing, renewing, and renewable in the said Coppice Lands and Coppices, open Plains and Ridings, and having calculated and ascertained such Value, to set out and allot unto and for the said Duke and the Heirs Male of his Body so much and such Part or Share of the said Three Fourth Parts and Two Third Parts respectively of the said Coppice Lands and Coppices, open Plains and Ridings, thereinbefore directed to be set out and allotted unto and for His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, as aforesaid, as should be in the Judgment and Determination of the said Commissioners a fll Equivalent and Compensation for and in Heu of the Rights and Claims of the said Duke to the Underwood and Bushes of and in the said Coppice Lands and Coppices, open Plains and Ridings, under the said Grant as aforesaid, and of all other Rights and Benefits of him the said Duke in relation thereto, and the said Commissioners should and they were thereby empowered and required to calculate and ascertain the Value of the Rights and Interests of the said Henry Earl of Euston, as the Ranger of the said Forest under or by virtue of the said Letters Patent of the Forty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, and having calculated and ascertained such Value, to set out and allot unto and for the said Duke and the Heirs Male of his Body so much and such Part or Share of theTwo hundred andfifty-four Acres One Rood and Two Perches, comprizing the said Lawns and Lodge Grounds, together with the Messuage and Buildings, Timber, Underwood, and Bushes Standing and being thereon, as should be in the Judgment and Determination of the said Commissioners a fll Equivalent and Compensation for and in lieu of the Rights and Interests of the said Henry Earl of Euston under the said last-mentioned Grant; which said last-mentioned Allotments should be and become and remain the exclusive Property of the said Duke of Grafton and the Heirs Male of his Body, and should be held and en-joyed, freed and discharged from all Rights and Claims of the King's Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and from all Rights of Common of Pasture and Turbary, Common of Estovers, and all Rights of what Nature or Kind soever in and over the same j and the said Allotments of Coppice Lands and Coppices, and of open Plains and Ridings, and the said Allotment of Lawns and Lodge Grounds, so to be made to the said Duke, should be taken and be in fll Compensation and Discharge of all Rights of Underwood, and all other Rights of the said Duke and of the said Henry Earl of Euston, as such Ranger as aforesaid, in, upon, and over the said Forest; and it was thereby further enacted, that the said Commissioners should set out and allot the remaining Fourth Part of the said Coppice Lands and Coppices, and the remaining Third Part of the said 364 7GE0RGII IV. Cap.16. said open Plains and Ridings, unto and for the Use of the several Per- 1&2G.4, c.23. Allotment to be subdivided. Commissioner. sons claiming or entitled in respect of Lands in the said respective Parishes of Hartwell, Ashton, Quinton, Piddington, Hackleton, and Hanslope, to certain Rights of Common in and over the said Forest, and such Allot-ment or Allotments should become the Property of the said several Persons within the said Parishes entitled as aforesaid to Rights of Common, freed and...

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