Registration of Assurances (Ireland) Act 1850

Publication Date:January 01, 1850
Anno Regni VICTORI, Britanniarum Regin, Decimo Tertio & Decimo Quarto. An Act to amend the Laws for the Registration of Assurances of Lands inIreland.

(13 & 14 Vict.) C A P. LXXII.

[14th August 1850]

'WHEREAS an Act of the Parliament ofIreland was passed in the Sixth Year of Queen Anne, intituled An Actfor the public registering of all Deeds, Conveyances, and Wills that shall be made of any Honors, Manors, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments; and an Actaf the said Parliament for amending the said first-mentioned Act was passed in the Eighth Year of QueenAnne; and an Act of the said Parliament was passed in the Eighth Year of King George the First, for explaining and amending the said Acts;and an Act of the said Parliament was passed in the Twenty-fifth Year of KingGeorge the Third, intituled An Actfor amending the several Laws relating to the registering of Wills and Deeds in the Registry Office of this Kingdom, and for the better regulating and conducting the Business of the said Office; and by the said Acts certain Provisions are made for registering Memorials of all Deeds (save certain Leases), Conveyances, and Wills affecting Honors, Manors, Lands Tenements, or Hereditaments in Ireland; and by the said Act of the Sixth Year of Queen Anne it is enacted, ‘That every Memorial of any Deed, Conveyance, or Will shall contain the Day of the Month and the Year when such Deed, Conveyance, or Will bears Date and was perfected, and the Names and Additions of all the Parties to such Deed or Conveyance, and of the Devisor or Testatrix of such Will, and of all the Witnesses to such Deed, Conveyance, or Will, and shall express or mention the Honors, Manors, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments contained in such Deed, Conveyance, or Will and the Names of all the Counties, Baronies, Cities, Towns Corporate, Parishes, Townships, Hamlets Villages, and Precincts within this Kingdom where any such Honors, Manors, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments are lying and being that are given, granted, conveyed, devised, or any way affected or charged by any Deed, Conveyance, or Will, in such Manner as the same are expressed or mentioned in such Deed, Conveyance, or Will, or to the same Effect, and that the Registrar shall keep an alphabetical Calendar of all Counties, Baronies, Cities, Towns Corporate, Parishes, and Townships within this Realm, with Reference to the Number of every Memorial that concerns the Honors, Manors, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments in every such County, Barony, City, Town Corporate, Parish, or Town-ship respectively, and of the Names of the Parties mentioned in such Memorial:’ And whereas by an Actpassed in the Third Year of KingWilliam the Fourth, intituled An Act to regulate the Office for registering Deeds, Conveyances, and Wills in Ireland, it is enacted, ‘That in every Memorial of any Deed or Instrument dated after the Thirty-first Day of December One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, brought into the said Office to be registered, there shall be specified the County and Barony, or the Town or County of a City, and Parish, or the Town and Parish, in which the Lands and every of them to be affected by registering such Memorial are by such Deed or Instrument stated to be situated, and where the Lands lie in Two or more Counties or Baronies or Parishes, or Streets or partly in one Barony, Parish, or Street, and partly in another, the same shall be distinctly stated in the Memorial from the Deed, and that where the Instrument to which the Memorial relates shall contain a Plan of the Lands or of any Part thereof, there may, if it be the Pleasure of the Party requiring the Registration of the Memorial, be inserted in or be annexed on Parchment, to the Memorial of such Instrument to be registered, a Copy of such Plan,’ and by the said last-mentioned Act an alphabetical Index of the Names of Persons affected by Memorials, to be called the ‘Index of Names’ is required to be made, and kept in the Manner and Form specified in such Act, and it is enacted, ‘that there shall be provided in the said Office a Series of Parchment Books, to be called the ‘Index of Lands,’ and One Book of such Series shall be appropriated to each County, and One to each City being a County of itself, and One Book to every such Number of Towns, being Counties of themselves, as heretofore it has been customary to index together, and One Book to every such Number of other Towns as heretofore it has been customary to index apart from the Counties in which they are situated, and every Book appropriated to a City, being a County of itself, or to a Number of Towns, shall be divided into Parishes or Streets, and each such Book for Counties shall contain separate Divisions under the Heads of Baronies, and for Cities or Towns under the Heads of Parishes or Streets, arranged alphabetically, with alphabetical Subdivisions for Denomination of Lands, into which Books there shall be entered, by the Initial Letter of each Name, the Names of all Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments specified in every Memorial registered in the Office, and to the Name of the Land, Tenement, or Hereditament there shall be subjoined the Name of the Parish or the Place respectively in which the same shall be described to be situated, and also the Year of Registry, and the Page of the Day Book, and the Number and Volume respectively of the Abstract and Transcript Books, and the Number and File of the Memorial relating thereto; and opposite to every such Entry of Lands there shall also be entered the Surname and Christian Name of the Grantor, and also the Surname and Christian Name of the Grantee; but where there shall be more than One Grantor the Name of the first Grantor only shall be so entered, with the Word 'another' or 'others;' and where more than One Grantee, in like Manner the Name of the first Grantee only, with the Word 'other' or 'others:'’ And whereas by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of Her Majesty, intituled An Actto facilitate the Transfer of Landed Property in Ireland, it is enacted, ‘That it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, or any Three of them, for the Time being, by an Order under their Hands, from Time to Time to make any Alterations in the Forms of the Indexes of Names and Lands directed by the said Act of the Third Year of King William the Fourth to be made, and from the Time of making any such Order, or from any Time to be specified therein, the said Indexes shall be made and kept in such Manner and Form as the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, or any Three of them, shall in such Order specify and direct; and it shall and may be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, or any Three of them, in like Manner to vary or rescind any such Order as aforesaid:’ And whereas, for the Purpose of the more convenient registering of Instruments affecting Lands in Ireland, it is expedient that Indexes should be formed with Reference to the General Survey of Ireland made under the Direction of the Master General and Board of Ordnance, and that the said Acts should be amended:' Be it enacted, therefore, by the Queen'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 it shall be lawful for the Commissionersof Her Majesty's Treasury to authorize and direct the Maps made and published and to be made and published under the Direction of the Master General and Board of Ordnance, or any altered or enlarged Maps (founded upon the Survey and revised Survey ofIreland ) which may be made under the Direction of the said Master General and Board, and approved by the said Commissioners, to be used for the Purposes of this Act; and the said Commissioners, where they think fit, may cause Copies or Reprints of all or any of the Maps published under the Authority of the said Master General and Board, with any Additions to or Variations in the Matters marked on the said Maps which the said Commissioners may deem convenient for the Purposes of this Act, to be made, under the Direction of the said Master General and Board, and may, where they think fit, cause Maps on any enlarged Scale or Scales of any Cities, Towns, Parts, or Places in Ireland to be made, under the like Direction; and Copies of the Maps which the said Commissioners shall direct to be used for the Purposes of this Act shall be deposited in the said Register Office, and such Maps shall be published, and Copies thereof shall be sold, as the said Commissioners shall direct.

S-II Land Indexes to be made, having References to the Maps.

II Land Indexes to be made, having References to the Maps.

II. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to authorize and direct to be made for each County and City being a County of itself, and for each Town which it may seem to the said Commissioners expedient to index apart from the County in which it is situate, a Land Index, in such Form as they shall approve, so as to show in every such Index appropriated to a County the Baronies, Townlands, Denominations, and Sub-denominations and other Divisions of Land within such County, and in each Index appropriated to a City or Town the Parishes and Streets, Denominations, and Divisions of Land within such City or Town, having References in every such Index from the several Townlands, Denominations, Sub-denominations, Streets, and Divisions to the Maps to be used for the Purposes of this Act; and it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners to cause to be inserted in such respective Land Indexes or to give Directions for the Insertion therein from Time to Time of the Names or short Descriptions of the Manors and incorporeal Hereditaments which cannot be conveniently indexed with Reference to Maps within the respective Baronies, Parishes, and other Divisions of Land in every such...

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