Princes Risborough (Buckinghamshire) inclosure Act 1820

Publication Date:January 01, 1820
Princes Risborough (Buckinghamshire) inclosure Act 1820

(1 Geo. 4) c. 18

An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Princes Risborough, in the County of Buckingham.

[30th June 1820]

ANNO PRIMO GEORGII IV. REGIS. Cap. 18. An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Princes Risborough, in the County of Buckingham. [30th June 1820.] W HEREAS there are in the Parish of Princes Risborough, in the County of Buckingham, divers Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, containing together by estimation Two thousand and nine hundred Acres, and also divers inclosed Lands and Home steads, containing by estimation One thousand and five hundred Acres or thereabouts: And whereas John Gimbb Esquire is Lord of the several Manors of Princes Risborough and Abbots Risborough, in the said Parish of Princes Risborough, and as such is entitled to the Soil of all the Commons and Waste Lands in the said Parish: And whereas the Honourable George Henry Cavendish commonly called Lord George Henry Cavendish, claims to be Lord of the Manor or reputed Manor of Wardrobes, in the said Parish of Princes Ris borough : And whereas the said John Grubb is Patron of the Perpetual Curacy of Princes Risborough aforesaid, and is also entitled to all the Impropriate Tithes, as well Great as Small, now payable and arising within and from a certain Part of the said Parish of Princes Ris borough, and the said Lord George Henry Cavendish and Richard Holloivay Esquire are entitled to all the Impropriate Tithes, as well Great as Small, now payable and arising within the Residue of the said Parish of Princes Risborough (except the Tithes of certain of the Glebe Lands belonging to the Reverend Richard Meade).- And whereas {Private.] 5 a the 370 l'GEORGII IV. CapAS. the said Richard Meade is the present Perpetual Curate of the said Parish of Princes Risborough, and as such is entitled to certain Inclosed as well as Open Field Lands and Rights of Common in the said Parish, and ihe Tithes of the Glebe Lands before mentioned: And whereas the said John Grubb, the said Lord George Henry Cavendish, the said Richard Hollo-way, Sarah Stone, Sarah Shard, Sir Scrape Bernard Morland Baronet, and Major-General Thomas Birch Rey- nardson, and divers other Persons, are the Owners and Proprietors of the said Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, and also of the said ancient Inclosures and Homesteads in the Parish of Princes Risborough aforesaid, and in respect thereof they or some of them are entitled to Rights of Common and other Rights in, over, or upon the said Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds or some Part thereof: And whereas an Act was passed in the Forty-first Year of the Reign of His late 41G.3. c.109. Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for consolidating in one Act certain 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 the Lands and Grounds of the several Proprietors in the said Open and Common Fields, Mea dows, and Pastures, he very much intermixed with each other, and dispersed in small Parcels, so as to render the Cultivation and Ma nagement thereof inconvenient and expensive; but if the same, toge ther with the said Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds were divided and allotted unto and amongst the several Persons interested therein, according to their several and respective Rights and Interests* and such Allotments inclosed, they would be rendered of much greater Value, and might be much improved, and it would be an additional Benefit to the Proprietors of Estates within the said Parish, if such Estates were discharged from Tithes ; but the several Purpose* aforesaid cannot be efiected without the Aid and Authority of Pars liament: 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 Temf poraL and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by Commission- the Authority of the same, That William CoUisson of BracJUey, in the* ers- County of Northampton, Gentleman, Edward Horwood of Aston Clinton, in the said County of Buckingham, Gentleman, and Charley Smith of New Windsor, in the County of Berks, Gentleman, and thea Successors, to be elected in Manner herein-after mentioned, 6hall b4 and they are hereby appointed Commissioners for valuing, qualitying/ setting out, dividing, allotting, and inclosing the said Open and Com* mon Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commonable Lands and Wastff Grounds, and for executing other the Powers given by this Act* subject to such Rules, Orders, and Directions as are herein-aftej contained, and also subject to the Powers and Provisions of tb4 said recited Act, except in such Cases as the same are hereby varied Acts of Com- or altered; and all Powers, Authorities, Directions, Acte, Mattery missioners and Things hereby vested in or authorized or directed to be deW yalid. by or Defore tbe gjjjd Commissioners, may be done and executed by or before any Two of' them, and the same shall be as valid and effectual as if done and executed by or before all the said Com* missioners, II. And 1'GEO-RGII IV. *pA$. m If. And fee it further enacted, That in case the said William How future Gtfissm, or mj Person hereafter to be appointed in his Stead, shall Cnamistobne" die before the finishing of the said Division, Allotment, and Inclo* chosen. $ure, or shall neglect, refuse, or become incapable to act as a Com* aiissioner in the Execution of this Act, then and in such Case it shall be lawful to and for the Lord or Lords of the said Manors of Princes Risborough and Abbotts Risborough, by Writing under his or their Hand or Hands, within Fourteen Days after such Death, Refusal, or Incapacity to act shall he made known to him or them, to nominate and appoint a proper Person, (not interested in the said Division and Inclosure) to be a Commissioner in the Room and Stead of the said William Collisson or of such other Person appointed in his Stead* so dying, neglecting, refusing, or becoming incapable to act as aforesaid; and in case the said Edward Horwood or any Person hereafter to be appointed in his Stead shall die before the finishing of the said Division, Allotment, and Inclosure, or shall neglect, reftise, or become incapable to act as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act, then and in such Case it shall be lawful to and for the said Impropriators of the said Tithes for the Time being, or any Two of them, by any Writing under their Hands, within Fourteen Days after such Death, Neglect, Refusal, or Incapacity shall be made known to them, jointly to nominate and appoint a proper Person (not interested in the said Division and Inclosure) to be a Commissioner in the Room and Stead of the said Edward Horwood, or of such other Person appointed in his Stead so dying, neglecting, refusing, or becoming iacapable to act as aforesaid; and in case the said Charles Smith, or any Person to be appointed in his Stead, shall die before the finishing f the said Division, Allotment, and Inclosure, or shall refuse* neglect, or become incapable to act as aforesaid, then and in such case the surviving or remaining Commissioners or Commissionjer shall, within One Calendar Month next after such Death, Neglect, Refusal, or Incapacity of the said Ouirles Smith to act shall have been known to them or him, by Advertisement in the Newspapers called Jackson's Oxford Journal or in the County Herald, or in any other Newspaper printed or usually circulated within the County of Buckingham, and by Writing under their or his Hands or Hand to he affixed on the principal outer Door of the Parish Church of Princes Risborough aforesaid, upon a Sunday, immediately before or after Divine Service, give Notice of a Meeting to be held within the Parish of Princes Risborough, or within Eight Miles thereof, at least Fourteen Days before such Meeting, for the Purpose of appointing some Person to be a Commissioner in the Room of the said Charles Smith, at which Meeting it shall and may be lawful for the Majority in Value to be ascertained by the Land Tax Assessment, of the other Proprietors or Persons interested in the Lands and Grounds by this Act rdirected to be divided and inclosed, (other than the Lords of the said several Manors and the said Impropriators for the Time being) or the known Agents or Attornies of any of them who shall be .present at -such Meeting, to nominate and appoint some proper Person (not interested in the said Division and Inclosure) to be a Commissioner in the Room and Stead of the said Charles Smith, or of the Person appointed in his JStead so dying, neglecting, refusing, or becoming incapable to act as aforesaid: Provided always, that if it shall happen that 372 PGEORGII IV. Cap.1%. that any of the Person or Persons herein-before respectively authorized and empowered to appoint such new Commissioners shall not make any such Appointment within the Time herein-before for that Purpose limited, then and so often as it shall so happen, the surviving or remaining Commissioner or Commissioners from Time to Time shall, within Three Weeks next after the Expiration of such Time allowed for appointing such new or succeeding Commissioner or Commissioners as aforesaid, by Writing under his or their Hand and Seal, or Hands and Seals, appoint some other fit and proper Person or Persons to be a Commissioner or Commissioners in the Place and Stead of such Commissioner or Commissioners so dying, neglecting, refusing, or becoming incapable to act as aforesaid; and every new Commissioner so nominated and appointed under any of the Powers herein-before given, shall from and immediately after his Appointment, and taking the Oath prescribed in that Behalf, have such and the like Powers and Authorities for carrying this and the said recited Act...

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