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Purchasers Protection against Judgments. in the said Palatine Courts respectively, any Notice of any such Order to any such Purchaser, Mortgagee, or Creditor in anywise

notwithstanding Legal Estate

XI. · And whereas great Delay and Expense are occasioned vested in Pur- upon Purchases and Mortgages of Lands in consequence of Judgchaser or Mortments against Mortgagees and Crown Debts and Liabilities to gagee not to be taken in exe

• the Crown of Mortgagees continuing to bind Lands, although the cution. • Mortgagees have been bona fide paid off, and the Lands have been

actually conveyed to Purchasers, or to other Mortgagees :' For Remedy whereof, be it enacted as follows: Where any legal or equitable Estate or Interest or any disposing Power in or over any Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments shall, under any Conveyance or other Instrument executed after the passing of this Act, become vested in any Person as a Purchaser or Mortgagee for valuable Consideration, such Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments shall not be taken in execution under any Writ of Elegit, or other Writ of Execution, to be sued upon any Judgment, or any Decree, Order, or Rule, against any Mortgagee or Mortgagees thereof, who shali have been paid off prior to or at the Time of the Execution of such Conveyance, nor shall any such Judgment, Decree, Order, or Rule, or the Money thereby secured, be a Charge upon such Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments so vested in Purchasers or Mortgagees, nor shall such Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments so vested in Purchasers or Mortgagees be extended or taken in execution, or rendered liable under any Writ of Extent or Writ of Execution or other Process issued by or on behalf of Her Majesty, Her Heirs or Successors, in respect of any Judgment, Statute, or Recognizance obtained against or entered into by, or Inquisition found against, or Obligation or Specialty made by, or Acceptance of Office by any Mortgagee or Mortgagees, whereby he or they hath or have become or shall become a Debtor or Accountant, or Debtors or Accountants to the Crown, where such Mortgagee or Mortgagees shall have been paid off prior to or at the Time of the Execution

of such Conveyance as aforesaid. Life Annuities XII. . And whereas by reason of the Repeal in the last Session and Rent

of Parliament of the Act of the Fifty-third Year of King George charges not to

' the Third, Chapter One hundred and forty-one, requiring the affect Lands as to Purchasers,

• Enrolment of Life Annuities or Rentcharges, Purchasers are no &c. until Me longer enabled to ascertain by Search what Life Annuities or morandum left * Rentcharges may have been granted by their Vendors or others :' with Senior

Be it therefore enacted by the Authority aforesaid as follows : Master.

Any Annuity or Rentcharge granted after the passing of this Act, otherwise than by Marriage Settlement, for one or more Life or Lives, or for any Term of Years or greater Estate determinable on One or more Life or Lives, shall not affect any Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments as to Purchasers, Mortgagees, or Creditors, unless and until a Memorandum or Minute containing the Name, and the usual or last known Place of Abode, and the Title, Trade, or Profession of the Person whose Estate is intended to be affected thereby, and the Date of the Deed, Bond, Instrument, or Assurance whereby the Annuity or Rentcharge is granted, and the annual Sum or Sums to be paid, shall be left with the Senior Master of

the

Purchasers Protection against Judgments.

Dean Forest, &'c.

the Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, who shall forthwith enter the Particulars aforesaid in a Book in alphabetical Order by the Name of the Person whose Estate is intended to be affected by the Annuity or Rentcharge, together with the Year and the Day of the Month when every such Memorandum or Minute is so left with him, and he shall be entitled for every such Entry to the Sum of Two Shillings and Sixpence, and all Persons shall be at liberty to search the same Book, together with the other Books or Registers in the Office, on Payment of the Sum of One Shilling.

XIII. The Searches of the several Registers, by the said recited Searches may Acts or by this Act authorized to be made for the Sum of One be made by Shilling, may be made by the Parties themselves, under

proper

Parties themRegulations in the Office, and the Sum of One Shilling only shall selves. be payable on One Search, although more Names than One shall be searched for where such Names relate to the same Purchase, Mortgage, or other Transaction.

XIV. The Provisions of this Act shall not extend to require the Annuities, &c. Registry of Annuities or Rentcharges given by Will.

excepted from

Act.
CA P. XVI.
An Act to authorize the letting Parts of the Royal Forests of

Dean and Woolmer, and certain other Parts of the Here

ditary Possessions of the Crown. [26th April 1855.] : Ꮃ JHEREAS the Powers of leasing given by an Act of Par

liament passed in the Tenth Year of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, Chapter Fifty, are by such Act declared not to extend to the leasing of any part of the Royal Forests, Parks,

or Chases in England, and by an Act of Parliament passed in • the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Years of Her present Majesty,

Chapter Seventy-six, the Powers of leasing given by the said Act

of the Tenth George the Fourth, Chapter Fifty, were extended to • certain Parts of the New Forest, and it is expedient that such · Powers of leasing should be extended to Parts of the Royal · Forests of Dean and Woolmer, and certain other Parts of the • Hereditary Possessions the Crown: Be it declared and enacted 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, as follows:

1. The Powers of leasing given by the said Act of the Tenth Powers of leasGeorge the Fourth, Chapter Fifty, shall henceforth extend to ing given by enable the Commissioners for the Time being of Her Majesty's the 10 G. 4. Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, on behalf of Her Majesty, to to certain Parts lease all or any Parts of the Royal Forest of Dean in the County of the Royal of Gloucester, and of the Royal Forest of Woolmer in the County of Forests of Dean Southampton, the Soil and Freehold of which now are or here- and Woolmer. after may be permanently vested in Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, discharged of all Common and other Rights of the Subject in and over the same: Provided always, that such Power shall not extend to any Portion of the Land of the said Forests E 3

for

Dean Forest, 8c.

Convention with Sardinia.

for the Time being inclosed under the Authority of any Acts or

Act for the Growth of Timber or other Trees. Power of leas- II. The Powers of leasing herein-before given shall extend to ing extended to all Hereditaments which were or are Part of the several Royal certain other Parts of the

Forests, or late Royal Forests, mentioned in the Acts set forth in Hereditary Posa the Schedule to this Act, and which now are or hereafter

may

be sessions of the permanently vested in Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, Crown. discharged of all Common or other Rights of the Subject in and

over the same, and which Hereditaments may not for the Time being be appropriated by or on behalf of the Crown for the Growth of Timber, or, if so appropriated, the said Powers shall also extend to any Rights of Sporting or other Rights which may in the Judgment of the said Commissioners be properly exercised over the

same Hereditaments. By whom III. The Powers hereby given may be exercised by the ComPowers hereby missioner or Commissioners or other Officer or Officers for the given may be

Time being of Her Majesty to or in whom the Management of the exercised.

said Forests of Dean and Woolmer and other the Hereditaments hereby authorized to be leased is now or may hereafter be assigned or vested.

The SCHEDULE. 50 G. 3. c. 218. An Act for disafforesting the Forest of South otherwise East

Bere otherwise Bier in the County of Southampton, and for in

closing the Open Commonable Lands within the said Forest. 52 G. 3. c. 72. An Act for the better Cultivation of Navy Timber in the Forest

of Alice Holt in the County of Southampton. 52 G. 3. c. 136. An Act for inclosing the Forest of Delamere in the County of

Chester. 52 G, 3. c. 171. An Act for disafforesting the Forest of Parkhurst in the County

of Southampton, and for inclosing the Open Commonable Lands

within the said Forest. 5 G. 4. c. 99. An Act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing that Portion of the

Forest of Whittlewood called Hayleborough Walk in the Parish of Whitfield and Liberties or Precincts of Silston otherwise Silverston otherwise Silveston Burnham in the County of Northampton, and of the Open Fields of Silston otherwise Silverston otherwise

Silveston Burnham aforesaid. 6 G. 4. c. 132. An Act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing the Forest of

Salcey in the Counties of Northampton and Buckingham, and of certain Lands in the Parish of Hartwell in the said

County of
Northampton.

CA P. XVIJ.
An Act to carry into effect a Convention between Her Ma-

jesty and the King of Sardinia. [26th April 1855.]
WHEREAS a Military Convention having been concluded on

the Twenty-sixth Day of January One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, between Her Majesty and the Emperor • of the French and the King of Sardinia, whereby the King of Sardinia agreed to furnish and keep up by the necessary Rein.

• forcements

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Convention with Sardinia.

• forcements an Army of Fifteen thousand Men for the present • War, a Convention supplementary to the said Military Conyen• tion was on the said Twenty-sixth Day of January One thousand

eight hundred and fifty-five concluded between Her Majesty • and the King of Sardinia, whereby it was agreed as follows:

' ARTICLE I.—Her Majesty the Queen of the United King. • dom of Great Britain and Ireland undertakes to recommend • to Her Parliament to enable Her to advance by way of · Loan to His Majesty the King of Sardinia the Sum of One * million Pounds Sterling, of which Sum Five hundred thou• sand Pounds Sterling shall be paid by Her Majesty as soon • as possible after the Assent of Her Parliament shall have • been given, and the remaining Five hundred thousand

Pounds at the Expiration of Six Months after Payment of • the First Sum; and Her Britannic Majesty engages further • to recommend to Her Parliament to enable Her, if the War • should not have been brought to a Close at the Expiration

of Twelve Months after Payment of the First Instalment of • the above-mentioned Loan, to advance to His Majesty the • King of Sardinia in the same Proportions a like Sum of One • million Pounds Sterling.

' ARTICLE II. - The Interest to be paid upon the said Loan • or Loans by the Sardinian Government shall be at the Rate of Four per Cent. per Annum, of which one per

Cent.

per Annum shall be for a Sinking Fund :

· The said Interest shall be calculated from the Days on
• which the Payments on account of the Loan or Loans shall
• be made, and shall be payable half-yearly, the First Pay.
'ment to be made within Fifteen Days after the Expiration
• of Six Months from the Payment of the First Instalment of
• the Loan, and so on sucessively.

' ARTICLE III.—Her Majesty the Queen of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland will undertake gra-

tuitously the Transport of the Sardinian Troops.
• And whereas the said Supplementary Convention has been
* ratified between Her Majesty and the King of Sardinia : And

whereas, in pursuance of Her Majesty's gracious Recommen

dation in this Behalf, it is expedient that Her Majesty should be • enabled to carry into effect the said Supplementary Convention • with the King of Sardinia:' Be it therefore enacted 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, as follows:

I. It shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Power to TreaTreasury, by Warrant under their Hands, to direct and cause to sury to direct be issued to Her Majesty's Paymaster-General from Time to Time Sums required out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great for the Loan Britain and Ireland, or out of the growing Produce thereof, such Sardinia to be Sums of Money as shall be required for the Advance to His Ma- issued out of the jesty the King of Sardinia of the said Loan of One million Pounds Consolidated Sterling, and (if the War shall not have been brought to a Close Fund.

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as in the said Supplementary Convention mentioned) of the said further Loan of One million Pounds Sterling, by the several Instalments and at the Times provided by the said Supplementary Con

vention, conformably to Her Majesty's Engagements in this Behalf. Sums repaid as II. The Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury shall cause Interest, &c. to such Sums as shall be from Time to Time paid by the Sardinian go to Consoli.

Government as Interest and Sinking Fund in respect of the said dated Fund.

Loan or Loans to be carried to and form Part of the said Conso

lidated Fund. Annual Ac- III. The said Commissioners of the Treasury shall cause to be count to be

prepared, and shall lay before both Houses of Parliament within laid before Par- Twenty Days after the First Meeting of Parliament after the First

Day of January in every Year, an Account, up to the Thirty-first
Day of December then next preceding, of the total Sums which
shall from Time to Time have been issued by virtue of this Act in
respect of the said Loan or Loans, and also of the Sums from Time
to Time received from the Sardinian Government for Interest and
Sinking Fund in respect thereof, and such Account shall specify
how much of such Loan or Loans has been discharged, and how
much remains to be discharged.

CA P. XVIII.
An Act for raising the Sum of Sixteen Millions by way of
Annuities.

[5th May 1855.]
· Most Gracious Sovereign,
WE, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Com-

mons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament assembled, being desirous to raise the necessary • Supplies which we have cheerfully granted to Your Majesty in • this Session of Parliament, have resolved, that the Sum of Six' teen Millions be raised by Annuities in manner herein-after ' mentioned ;' and do therefore most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted 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 Par

liament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows: Contributors I. Every Contributor towards raising the said Sum of Sixteen entitled to 100l. Millions shall for every One hundred Pounds contributed and paid in the Three

be entitled to the Principal Sum of One hundred Pounds in Conper Cent. Corsols., and to an

solidated Annuities, after the Rate of Three Pounds per Centum, to Annuity of commence from the Fifth Day of January One thousand eight 148. 6d. for 30 hundred and fifty-five, and shall also be entitled to a further AnYears. nuity of Fourteen Shillings and Sixpence for a Term of Thirty

Years, to commence from the Fifth Day of April One thousand

eight hundred and fifty-five. Contributors II. · And whereas, pursuant to and upon the Terms and Conwho have made · ditions expressed in the said Resolution, several Persons have, Deposits to pay in Books opened at the Bank of England for that Purpose, of Subscriptions subscribed together the whole of the said Sum of Sixteen Millions by Instalments. • to be raised by Annuities, and made Deposits of Ten Pounds per Centum on the respective Sums by them so subscribed to the

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