Wooton (Bedfordshire) inclosure Act 1836

Publication Date:January 01, 1836
Wooton (Bedfordshire) inclosure Act 1836

(6 & 7 Will. 4) c. 2

An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Wootton in the County of Bedford.

[30th March 1836]

ANNO SEXTO GULIELMI IV. REGIS. w***m*****wmmwwwowm **** Cap.2. An Act fop inclosing Lands in the Parish of Wootton in the County of Bedford. [30th March 1836.] W HEREAS there are within the Parish of fVoottm in rl,- rn,*n of Bft/jferrf divers Open Fields, Commons and " ^"W and Waste Lands and Grounds, and afso dive?s1Tnc7olea Lands and Homesteads: And whereas Joseph Francis Duckworth Esquire, in right of Dame Mary his Wife, is or claims to be Lord of the Manor of Wootton, and the Master, Fellows, and Scholars of the College of the Lady Frances Sydney Sussex in the University of Cambridge are or claim to be Lords of the Manors of Pilling Shingaye otherwise Pilling Shinggay, and Pilling alias Pilling Rowsbery, all the said Manors being within the said Parish of Wootton.- And whereas the said Joseph Francis Duckworth and Dame Mary his Wife, in right of the said Mary, are Impropriators of the Impropriate Rectory of Wootton aforesaid, and in right thereof are entitled to all the Great or Rectorial Tithes (except as herein-after men tioned), and also to certain Glebe Lands within the said Parish; and John Jenkyn Clerk is the Patron of the Advowson of the Vicarage of Wootton aforesaid, and the said John Jenkyn is Vicar of the said Vicarage,' and entitled to all the Vicarial Tithes, and to the Great or Rectorial Tithes of certain Lands called the Hooes, and certain other Lands, and also to certain Glebe Lands within the said Parish ; and Lucy Monoux Spinster is entitled to the Great or Rectorial Tithes of certain other Lands belong ing to her in the said Parish, formerly the Property of Sir Philip Monoux Baronet, deceased : And whereas the said Joseph Francis Duckworth and Mary his Wife, in right of the said Mary, Lucy Monoux, the said Master, [Private.] j Fellows, 34 6GULIELMI IV. Cap.2. I & 2 G. 4. c. 23. Appointment sioners. Fellows, and Scholars, Ann Hind Widow, John Berry, and divers other Persons, are Owners and Proprietors of or interested in the said Open Fields, Commons, and Commonable and Waste Lands and Grounds, and the said inclosed Lands and Homesteads: And whereas an Act was passed in the Forty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled 4IG.3.C. 109. 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 an Act was passed in the First and Second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act to amend the Laws respecting the inclosing of Open Fields, Pastures, Moors, Commons, and Waste Lands in England : And whereas it would be of Advantage to the Persons entitled to or interested in the said Open Fields, Commons, and Commonable and Waste Lands and Grounds, if the same were divided and allotted unto and amongst them according to their respective Rights and Interests therein, and held in Severalty, and if the same or Parts thereof were inclosed, and, as well as the said inclosed Lands and Homesteads or Parts thereof, exonerated from 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 Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That Thomas Bloodworth of Kimbolton in the County of Huntingdon, Gentleman, Alexander Watford of Cambridge in the County of Cambridge, Gentleman, and Joseph Tween of Knebworih in the County of Hertford, Gentleman, and their Successors, to be appointed as herein-after mentioned, shall be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners for setting out, allotting, and inclosing the said Open Fields, Commons, and Commonable and Waste Lands and Grounds, and for carrying into execution the Powers and Provisions of this Act and also of the said recited Acts, except as far as the same are hereby varied or altered. Commissioners to make a Declaration. II. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That no Person shall be capable of acting as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act until tosa m and subscribed the following Declaration; that is ; J A.B. do solemnly and sincerely declare, That I will faithfully, im- partially and honestly, according to the best of my Skill and Ability, f execute and perform the several Trusts, Powers, and Authorities vested and reposed in me as a Commissioner by virtue of an Act passed in the f,1XtiTear, /he?e-Jgn f KlnS WilUam th F"rth, intituled Vset forth th?,1,tlef thls Act\ according to Equity and good Conscience, and without Favour or Affect.on, Prejudice or Partiality, to any Person or rersons whomsoever.' And such Declaration shall be in lieu of and as a Satisfaction for the Oath or Affirmation required by the said recited Act of the Forty-first Year of trie Ke.gn of King George the Third to be taken and subscribed by i ersons acting as Commissioners in the Execution of an Act for dividing, J?' or inclosing any Lands or Grounds; and such Declaration Affiln V ,"tentS. and PurPses as vaW and effectual as the Oath or Affirmation in lieu whereof it shall have been so made and subscribed. III. And 6GULIELMI IV. Cap.2. 35 III. And be it further enacted, That if before all the Powers and Autho- For appoint-rities hereby reposed in the said Commissioners shall have been fully ingnewCom-executed and performed the said Thomas Blood-worth, or any other Com- ""ssioners. missioner to be appointed in his Stead as herein-afrer mentioned, shall die, or refuse to act, or become incapacitated, or neglect for the Space of Three Calendar Months to act as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act and the said recited Acts, it shall be lawful for the said Joseph Francis Buckworth, or the Lord or Lords, Lady or Ladies of the said Manor of Woottoh for the Time being, and he, she, or they is and are hereby re-. quired, within Twenty-eight Days next after such Death, Refusal, Incapacity, or Neglect shall be made known to him, her, or them, by Writing under his, her, or their Hand or Hands to appoint some other fit Person (not interested in the Lands and Grounds hereby intended to be divided, allotted, and inclosed,) to be a Commissioner in the Place or Stead of the said Thomas Bloodivorth, or of any other Commissioner to be appointed in his Stead, and so from Time to Time as often as any Commissioner to be appointed by the said Joseph Francis Buckwcrth, or the Lord or Lords, Lady or Ladies of the said Manor of IVootton for the Time being, shall die, neglect, become incapable, or refuse to act as aforesaid ; and if the said Alexander Watford, or any other Commissioner to be appointed in his Stead as herein-after mentioned, shall die, or refuse to act, or become incapacitated or neglect for the Space of Three Calendar Months to act as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act and the said recited Acts, before all the Powers and Authorities hereby reposed in the said Commis-sioners shall be fully executed and performed, then and in every such Case it shall be lawful for the Vicar of the said Vicarage for the Time being, at any Time withinTwenty-eight Days next after such last-mentioned Death, Refusal, Incapacity, or Neglect shall be made known to,him, by Writing under the Hand of the said Vicar to appoint any otter Person" (not being interested in the said Inclosure) to be a Commissioner for the Purposes of this Act and the said recited Acts in the Place of the said Alexander Watford, or of any other Commissioner to be appointed in his Stead ; and if the said Joseph Tween, or any other Commissioner to be appointed in his Stead as herein-after mentioned, shall die, or refuse to act, or become incapacitated, or neglect for the Space of Three Calendar Months to act as a Commissioner in the Execution of this Act and the said recited Acts, before all the Powers and Authorities hereby reposed in the said Commissioners shall be fully executed and performed, then and in every such Case the Proprietors or Persons interested in the said Open Fields, Commons, and Commonable and Waste Lands and Grounds hereby directed to be divided, allotted, and inclosed, (except the said Lord or Lords, Lady or Ladies, and Vicar,) or the major Part of them in Value, such Value to be ascertained by the Land Tax Assessment of the said Parish of Wootton for the then current Year, who shall be present in Person, or by their respective Attornies or Agents, at a Meeting to be appointed for that Purpose by the surviving or remaining Commissioners or Commissioner, or by any Three or more of such Owners or Proprietors, within Twenty-eight Days after such last-mentioned Death, Refusal, Incapacity, or Neglect shall be known, (of which Meeting Notice shall be given by the surviving or remaining Commissioners or Commissioner, or by any Three or more of such Owners and Proprietors, or their respective Attornies or Agents, by affixing such Notice on the principal outer Door of the Parish Church of Wootton upon some Sunday before Divine Service, 3( G GULIELMI IV. Cap.2. and causing the same to be inserted in some Newspaper then printed or circulated in the said County of Bedford, Fourteen Days at least before such Meeting,) shall and may elect and by Writing under their Hands nominate and appoint a proper Person (not being interested in the said Inclosure) to be a Commissioner in the Place and Stead of the said Joseph Tween, or of any other Commissioner to be appointed in his Stead; but if the said respective Parties shall neglect to make any such Appointment or Appointments as aforesaid, then and in every such Case the surviving or remaining Commissioners or Commissioner shall and they...

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