Langford (Bedfordshire) inclosure and tithes exoneration Act 1827

Publication Date:January 01, 1827
Langford (Bedfordshire) inclosure and tithes exoneration Act 1827

(7 & 8 Geo. 4) c. 36

An Act for inclosing and exonerating from Tithes Lands in the Parish of Langford in the County of Bedford.

[14th June 1827]

ANNO SEPTIMO & OCTAVO GEORGII IV. REGIS. #*****#**************i: Cap. 36. An Act for inclosing and exonerating from Tiflief Lands in the Parish of Langford in the County of Bedford. [14th June 1827.] "^ 7T THEREAS there are within the Parish of Langford in the \/%/ County of Bedford divers Open and Common Fields, Meadows, T T Pastures, Commons, and Wastes, containing in the whole by Estimation One thousand seven hundred Acres, or thereabouts ; and also certain inclosed Lands containing Three hundred Acres, or thereabouts, exclusive of certain old Inclosures situate within the Hamlet of Holme in the said Parish: And whereas the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter Westminster are Lords of One Manor within the said Parish called The Manor of Holme with Langford, and Thomas Alexander Raynsford Esquire is Lord of another Manor within the said Parish called The Manor of Langford, and Joseph Eade Esquire is Lord of another Manor within the said Parish called The Manor of the Rectory of Langford: And whereas Sir William Long Knight, and others, are Rectors Impropriate of the said Parish, and as such claim to be entitled to all the Great Tithes, consisting of Corn, Grain, and Hay, arising and payable within the said Parish, exclusive of the Hamlet oi Holme afore said : And whereas the King's most Excellent Majesty in right of his Crown is Patron of the Vicarage and Parish Church of Langford aforesaid, [Private.'] f and 666 7&8GEORGII IV. CapM. and the Reverend George Edward Mossop Clerk is Vicar thereof, and in right of such Vicarage claims to be entitled to certain Glebe Lands, and to the Tithes of Wool and Lamb, and all Small Tithes, or customary Payments in lieu thereof, arising or payable within the said Parish: And whereas George Nigel Edwards Esquire, the Reverend Montagu Earle Welby Clerk, Mark Norman Gentleman, and the said Thomas Alexander Rayns- ford, and others, are Owners and Proprietors of the said Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Wastes: And whereas an Act was passed in the Forty-first Year of the Reign of His late Majesty 4IG.3.C.109. King George the Third, intituled An Act for consolidating in One Act cer tain Provisions usually inserted in Acts of Inclosure, and for facilitating the Mode of proving the several Facts usually required on the passing of such Acts: And whereas another Act was passed in the First and Second Years 1 & 2 G. 4. of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act to amend the Laws c*23- respecting the inclosing of Open Fields; Pastures, Moors, Commons, and Waste Lands in England : And whereas it would be advantageous to the Persons entitled to the said Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Com mons, and Waste Lands, if the same were divided and allotted unto and among them, according to their respective Rights and Interests therein, in order that such Allotments may be inclosed and held in Severalty; and if, in consideration of an adequate Equivalent, all the Lands in the said Parish, as well open as inclosed, exclusive of the said Hamiet of Holme, were exonerated from the Payment of Tithes; but the several Purposes aforesaid cannot be effected without the Authority of Parliament; May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and 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 Commis- Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That Joseph sioners. Truslove of the Town and County of Cambridge, Gentleman, John Burcham of Coningsby in the County of Lincoln, Gentleman, and William Custance of Great Russell Street in the Parish of Saint George Bloomsbury in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, shall be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners for dividing, allotting, inclosing, and otherwise improving all the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands within the said Parish of Langford, and for carrying into Execution the several other Purposes of this Act. Appointing new Commissioners. II. And be it further enacted, That if the said Joseph Truslove shall, before all the Powers hereby vested in the Commissioners shall be fully executed, die, refuse, decline, or neglect to act, or become incapable of acting in the Execution of this Act, it shall be lawful for the said George Edward Mossop, or the Vicar of Langford aforesaid for the Time being, by Writing under his Hand, to appoint some other disinterested and fit Person to be a Commissioner in the Stead of the said Joseph Truslove; and if any Person who shall be appointed a Commissioner in the Place of the said Joseph Truslove shall die, refuse, decline, or neglect to act, or become incapable of acting as aforesaid, such future Vacancies shall be filled up in like Manner by the Vicar of Langford aforesaid for the Time being; and if the said John Burcham shall, before all the Powers hereby vested in the Commissioners shall be fully executed, die, refuse, decline, or neglect to act, or become incapable of acting in the Execution of this Act, it shall be lawful for the Lords of the said several Manors for the Time being, or any Two of them, by Writing under their Hands, to 7 appoint r&8GE0JlGII I?. %.3$. 86? appoint some other disinterested and fit Person to be a GoHrtnissfone* in Ae Stead of the said John Barcbam; and if any Person who shall fee appointed a Commissioner in the Place of the said "John Bvrcb'am shall die, refuse, decline, or neglect to act, or become incapable of acting afe aforesaid, such future Vacancies shall be filled up in like Manner by the Lords of the said Manors for the Time being, or any Two of them | and.if the said William Custance shall, before all the Powers hereby vested in The Commissioners shall be fully executed, die, refuse, decline* or neglect to act, or become incapable of acting in the Execution of this Act, it shall be lawful for the major Part in Value (such Value to be ascertained by the Land Tax Assessment) of the other Proprietors or Persons interested (except the Lords of the said Manors), and Vicar of Longford aforesaid for the Time being, who by themselves or their respective Agents duly authorized shall be present at a Meeting to be convened for that Purpose, (of which Meeting Seven Days Notice at kast shall be given by any Two of such Proprietors or Persons interested, by Advertisement to be inserted in the Bedford Gazette, or some other Newspaper usually circulated in the County of Bedford, and also by Writing to be affixed on One of the principal outer Doors of the Parish Church of Langford aforesaid,) by Writing under the Hands of such Proprietors or Agents, to appoint some other disinterested and fit Person to be a Commissioner in the Stead of the said William Custance; and if any Person who shall be appointed a Commissioner in the Place of the said William Custance shall die, refuse, decline, or neglect to act, or become incapable of acting as aforesaid, such future Vacancies shall be filled up in like Manner by such Proprietors or Persons interested as last aforesaid; and in case the said respective Parties, or any of them, shall make default in appointing any such new Commissioner for the Space of Two Calendar Months next after such Death, Refusal, Declining, Neglect, or Incapacity of any such Commissioner as aforesaid shall happen, it shall be lawful for the surviving or remaining Commissioners or Commissioner, under their or his Hands or Hand, immediately on the Expiration of the said Period of Two Calendar Months, or so soon afterwards as conveniently may be, to appoint some other disinterested and fit Person to be a Commissioner for supplying such Vacancy, and so from Time to. Time as often as there shall be Occasion ; and every Person who shall be appointed a Commissioner in manner aforesaid shall have the like Powers and Authorities for carrying this and the said recited Acts into Execution as if he had been appointed a Commissioner in and by this Act; and every such Appointment shall be annexed to and enrolled with the Award of the said Commissioners. III. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for any Two of Two Com- the Commissioners of this Act for the Time being to do, execute, and missioners perform any and every Act, Matter, and Thing by this Act directed or may act- appointed to be done, executed, and performed by the said Commissioners, as fully and effectually to all Intents and Purposes as if all the said Com-missioners had concurred therein. IV. And be it further enacted, That Thomas Bloodworth of Kimbolton Appointment in die Coonty of Huntingdon, Gentleman, shall be and be is hereby of Surveyor. appointed Surveyor for the Purposes of this Act. V. And 668 Commissioners to appoint a Clerk. 7&8GEORGII IV. CapM. V. And be it further enacted, That the said Commissioners shall have Power and they are hereby authorized to appoint some fit and proper Person to be their Clerk to assist them in carrying this Act into Execution ; and it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners to remove such Clerk, and also the said Thomas Bloodworth, and any future Surveyor to be appointed in his Place, and to appoint some other fit and proper Person to be such Clerk or Surveyor, and so from Time to Time as often as the said Commissioners shall see Occasion. Surveyor to VI. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That the said Thomas take an Oath. Bkodworth, and every Person to be appointed Surveyor as aforesaid, before he shall proceed to act as such Surveyor, shall take and subscribe an Oath [or, being a Quaker, an Affirmation] in the following Form; (that is to say,) Oatb. ' 1 J.B. do swear [or do solemnly affirm]. That I will faithfully, im- *...

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