York Minster estate: vesting an estate in trustees for sale, and purchase of others to be settled in lieu, indemnifying the Dean and Chapter for the time being against certain fines and paying certain debts Act 1837

Publication Date:January 01, 1837
 
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York Minster estate: vesting an estate in trustees for sale, and purchase of others to be settled in lieu, indemnifying the Dean and Chapter for the time being against certain fines and paying certain debts Act 1837

(7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict.) c. 20

An Act for vesting an Estate belonging to the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York in Trustees for Sale, and for laying out the Monies arising from such Sales in the Purchase of other Estates to be settled to the same Uses, subject nevertheless to making Compensation to the Dean and Chapter for the Time being for certain Fines payable on Renewal of the Leases of the said first-mentioned Estate, and also for Payment of certain Debts due on account of the said Cathedral Church.

[30th June 1837]

ANNO PRIMO VICTORLE REGIN^E. Cap. 20. An Act for vesting an Estate belonging to the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral and Metro- political Church of Saint Peter in York in Trustees for Sale, and for laying out the Monies arising from such Sales in the Purchase of other Estates to be settled to the same Uses, subject nevertheless to making Compensation to the Dean and Chapter for the Time being for certain Fines payable on Renewal of the Leases of the said first-mentioned Estate, and also for Pay ment of certain Debts due on account of the said Cathedral Church. [30th June 1837-] W HEREAS the Right Worshipful William Cockbum Doctor of Divinity, Dean of the Cathedral and Metro- political Church of Saint Peter in York, and the Chapter of the same Church, are seised of or entitled to the Area, Plot of Ground, and Scite of divers Messuages, Erections, and Buildings, or Parts of Messuages, Erections, and Buildings, called Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street, in the City of London, and of or to certain Messuages adjoining or near thereto in Fleet Street aforesaid, which are at [Private.'] 5# present 50 1 VICTORIA Cap.20. present let on Four separate Leases to several Persons for Terms of Forty Years each, of which different Portions are now unexpired, at certain ancient and accustomed yearly Rents, renewable according to usual Custom at the End of every Fourteen Years on Payment of Fines as the Consideration for such Renewals, but as to Two of the said now existing Leases a Period of Nine Years only or thereabouts now remains unexpired in the Premises thereby respectively demised, which comprise together nearly the whole of the aforesaid Premises: And whereas the Capital Messuage or Tenement anciently called Serjeants Inn, and all or the greater Part of the Buildings formerly standing on the said Area, Plot, or Scite, were many Years since pulled down by the then Lessees or Lessee thereof, and divers Messuages and Buildings were erected and built and are now standing and being wholly on the said Area, Plot, or Scite, and other Messuages and Buildings were erected and built and are now standing and being partly on the said Area, Plot, or Scite, and partly on other Ground belonging to other Persons lying adjoining to the East and West Sides thereof: And whereas the said Dean and Chapter are also seised of or entitled to the said Cathedral and Metropolitical Church, and the Yard and Area thereunto belonging and adjoining, usually called the Minster Yard, and are also seised of or entitled to divers Messuages, Buildings, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, constituting two Estates or Funds respectively called Saint Peter's Estate and the Fabric Estate, the Rents and Profits whereof are exclusively applicable to the Support and Maintenance of the Choir and of the daily Performance of Divine Service in the said Cathedral, and to the Repairs and Improvement of the said Cathedral Church: And whereas all the annual reserved Rents and Profits of the said Premises in Serjeants Inn and Fleet Street aforesaid, and the Fines received from Time to Time for the Renewal of the Leases thereof, have from a distant Period been divided and are now by Law divisible into Six equal Parts, and Five of such Six Parts belong to the Dean and Four Canons Residentiary for the Time being of the said Cathedral Church for their own Benefit, and the remaining One Sixth Part thereof belongs to them as Trustees of the Estate or Fund called Saint Peter's Estate, and is applicable to the Purposes thereof: And whereas an Act was passed in the Fifty-fourth Year of the Reign of His late 5 4 G. 3. c.63. Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for enlarging and improving the Minster Yard of the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, and other Places adjacent thereto ; and another Act was passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His 6 G.4. c.69. late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for extending and rendering more effectual an Act of His late Majesty, for enlarging and improving the Minster Yard of the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York : And whereas in carrying into effect the Objects of the said recited Acts, and also in making good and repairing the Damage sustained by the said Cathedral Church from the late calamitous Fire which happened therein, and in restoring the Organ, Fittings, and Furniture thereof, the said Dean and Chapter have expended very considerable Sums, over and above the Monies applicable to those Purposes, from and out of the Produce of the said Estates called the Saint Peter's Estate and the Fabric Estate; and also, m addition to the Amount raised by voluntary Subscriptions for 13 making 1 VICTORIA, Cap.20. the Surplus, if any, of such last-mentioned One Sixth Part should be laid out, under the Direction of the said Court of Chancery, in the Purchase of other Estates, Lands, and Hereditaments, to be conveyed to the Dean and Chapter for the Time being of the said Cathedral Church, and their Successors, to be held in Trust as Part of the said Estate called the Saint Peter's Estate or Fund ; but the several Purposes aforesaid cannot be effected without the Aid and 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 all that Area, Plot, or Scite of Ground, and all and singular the Messuages or Tenements, Erections and Buildings, or Parts of Messuages or Tenements, Erections and Buildings, standing or being thereon or on some Part or Parts thereof, and lying and being in or constituting a certain Place called Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street, in the City of London, with the Gatehouse and Entrance thereto belonging, and the several other Messuages or Tenements and Buildings situate and being in Fleet Street aforesaid, all of which said Premises are more particularly mentioned or described in the First Schedule to this Act annexed, with all and singular the Houses, Outhouses, Yards, Gardens, Rights, Members, and Appurtenances to the same or any of them belonging or appertaining, and the Reversion and Reversions, Remainder and Remainders, Rents, Issues, and Profits thereof, shall, from and immediately after the passing of this Act, be vested in and settled upon, and the same are hereby from thenceforth vested in and settled upon, the Most Reverend Father in God William Lord Archbishop of Canterbury and the Most Reverend Father in God Edward Lord Archbishop of York, their Heirs and Assigns, to the Use of them the said William Lord Archbishop of Canterbury and Edward Lord Archbishop of York, their Heirs and Assigns for ever, freed and absolutely discharged, acquitted, exempted, and exonerated of, from, and against all and all Manner of Estate, Right, Title, and Interest, Claim and Demand, whatsoever of the said Dean and Chapter of York, and their Successors, and of all and every other Person and Persons claiming or to claim any Estate or Interest therein as Part or Parcel of the Estate of the said Dean and Chapter of York, or of the said Estates called Saint Peter'?, Estate and the Fabric Estate, or either of them, (save and except in respect of such Leases as are now in being of and in the same Premises or any Part thereof,) upon Trust nevertheless that they the said William Lord Archbishop of Canterbury and Edward Lord Archbishop of York, or the Survivor of them, his Heirs or Assigns, do and shall, with the Consent and Approbation of the said Dean and Chapter of York, or their Successors, testified by some Writing or Writings under their Common Seal, make sale and dispose of all and singular the said Area, Plot of Ground, and Scite, Messuages or Tenements, Hereditaments and Premises, hereby vested and settled as aforesaid by public Auction or Sale or private Contract, either together or m Parcels, unto any Person or Persons who shall be willing to become the Purchaser or Purchasers thereof, for the best ?1W Ces that can be reasonably had or gotten for the same, with Liberty to buy in the same, or any Part or Parts thereof, at any Auction 1 VICTORIA, Cap.20. 453 Auction or Auctions, and to resell the same, either by public Auction or private Contract, without being answerable for any Loss or Diminution of Price on such Resale, and on Payment into the Bank of England of the Purchase Money in manner herein-after mentioned do and shall convey and assure the said Area, Plot, Scite, Messuages or Tenements, Hereditaments, and Premises, or such Part thereof as shall' be so sold as aforesaid, and the Fee Simple and Inheritance and absolute Property of and in the same and every Part thereof respectively, with the Appurtenances, unto and to the Use of the Purchaser or Purchasers thereof, and to his, her, or their Heirs and Assigns, or as he, she, or they shall direct or appoint, freed, discharged, exempted, and exonerated as aforesaid. II. And be it further enacted, That...

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