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ance thereof, together with the yearly Profits thereof, and all the Estate, Use, Trust, and Interest of all Parties therein whose Estates, Rights, and Interests shall have been purchased or compensated for by such Payment, shall thenceforth be vested in and become the sole Property of the Trustees of the British Museum, to and for the Purposes of this Act, and the Trustees of the British Museum shall not be bound to see to the Application of any such Purchase Money; and such Payment or Tender and such Conveyance as herein-before mentioned, or such Deposit in the Bank of England as aforesaid, shall operate to merge all outstanding or other Terms of Years, and to bar and destroy all Dower, and all Estates Tail and other Estates in Reversion and Remainder, and all Rights, Titles, Limitations, and Trusts whatsoever, of and in the said Hereditaments, but although Terms shall be merged they shall in Equity afford the same or the like Protection and Priority as if they were assigned as herein-before mentioned : Provided nevertheless, that before such Payment, Tender, or Deposit in the Bank of England as aforesaid it shall not be lawful for the Trustees of the British Museum, or for any Person acting under their Authority, to enter upon such Hereditaments without the previous Consent of the Owners and Occupiers thereof respectively.

XXIV. And be it further enacted, That all Persons in posses. Tenants at Will sion of any of the Messuages or other Hereditaments hereby for a Year or authorized to be purchased, and who shall have no greater Interest from Year to in such Hereditaments than as Tenants at Will or Lessees for a

Premises after Year, or as Tenants from Year to Year, shall respectively deliver Notice. the Possession of such Premises to the Trustees of the British Museum, or to such Person as they shall appoint to take possession of the same, at the Expiration of Six Calendar Months next after Notice to that Effect shall have been given by the Trustees of the British Museum to or left at the usual or last known Place of Abode of such respective Tenants or Lessees or Persons in possession, or left upon the said Hereditaments, or at such other Time after the Expiration of Six Calendar Months as in such Notice they shall be respectively required, whether such Notice shall be given with reference to the Time of the Commencement of such Tenants holding or not, and whether such Notice be given before or after the said Hereditaments shall be purchased by the Trustees of the British Museum ; and in case any such Tenant or Lessee or Person so in possession as aforesaid shall refuse to deliver such Possession as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the Trustees of the British Museum to issue their Precept under their Common Seal to the Sheriff of the said County of Middlesex to deliver Possession of the said Hereditaments to such Person as shall in such Precept be nominated to receive the same, and the said Sheriff is hereby required to deliver Possession of the said Hereditaments accordingly, and to levy and satisfy such Costs as shall accrue from the issuing and Execution of such Precept on the Person so refusing to deliver Possession, by Distress and Sale of his Goods and Chattels.

XXV. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That where Compensation any such Tenant, Lessee, or other Person shall be required to de- for Interests of liver the Possession of any of the Hereditaments so occupied by be settled by a 2 & 3 Vict. E

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Jury, in case of him before the Expiration of his Term or Interest therein, the Dispute. Trustees of the British Museum shall and they are hereby re

quired to make or tender to such Tenant, Lessee, or other Person, before they shall issue their Precept to the Sheriff to give Possession of the Hereditaments in the Occupation of such Tenant, Lessee, or Person, Satisfaction or Compensation for the Value of his unexpired Term or Interest in the said Hereditaments and Fixtures, and the Loss which will be caused to him by the Removal of his Furniture and Effects, which Satisfaction or Compensation and Loss, in case of Difference, shall be ascertained and determined in the same Manner as any other Satisfaction or Compensation for any Hereditaments purchased by the Trustees of the British Museum is by this Act directed to be ascertained and determined : Provided always, that when Christopher Haedy, the Occupier of the House No. 80, Great Russell Street, shall be required to deliver up Possession thereof, he shall be paid by the said Trustees for. his Fixtures and the Loss which will be caused to him by the Removal of his Furniture and Effects, the Amount of such Pay

ment to be ascertained and determined in manner aforesaid. Persons holding XXVI. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That in all under Leases Cases in which any Party shall claim any Satisfaction, Recom, to produce the pence, or Compensation for or in respect of any unexpired Term

or Interest which he shall claim to be possessed of or entitled unto in any Hereditaments intended to be taken or used under the Authority of this Act, under or by virtue of any Demise, Lease or Agreement for Lease, or Grant thereof, the Trustees of the British Museum are hereby authorized to require such Party to produce or show the Lease or Agreement for Lease, Demise, or Grant in respect of which such Claim to Satisfaction, Recompence, or Compensation shall be made, or the best Evidence thereof in his Power, and if such Lease or Agreement for Lease, Demise, or Grant, or such best Evidence thereof as aforesaid, shall not be produced or shown within a reasonable Time after Demand made by the Trustees of the British Museum, or any Person by them "authorized, the Party claiming such Satisfaction, Recompence, or Compensation shall be considered and treated as a

Tenant holding only from Year to Year. Parties to deli. XXVII. And be it further enacted, That on or before the Exver a Statement piration of One Calendar Month next after Notice in Writing of their Estates from the Trustees of the British Museum, or their Agent duly and Claims within One

authorized, of their Intention to purchase any of the said MesCalendar Month suages or other Hereditaments hereby authorized to be purchased, after Notice. shall have been given to any Person or Corporation seised or pos

sessed of or entitled to, or authorized by this Act to accept and receive Satisfaction and Compensation for the Value of the same Hereditaments, or any Estate, Share, or Interest therein, or Charge or Incumbrance thereon, such Person or Corporation shall deliver or cause to be delivered at the said British Museum a Statement in Writing of the Particulars of the Estate, Share, Interest, Charge, or Incumbrance which he or they claim to be entitled to or be authorized to receive Satisfaction and Compensation for, and of the Amount of the Sum of Money which he or they may expect and be willing to receive in satisfaction and compensation for the Value of such Estate, Share, Interest, Charge, or Incumbrance.

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XXVIII. And be it further enacted, That the several Houses Ground pur. mentioned or referred to in the Schedule to this Act, in case the chased to be same shall be purchased by virtue of this Act, shall, after the laid out for the

British MuPurchase thereof, and until they shall be taken down, be used or occupied only as Residences for Persons holding Situations in the British Museum, and the Sites of them, and all the Ground which shall be purchased by virtue of this Act, shall be laid to and be made to form Part of the Site and Ground of the British Museum; and no Houses, Shops, or Buildings whatever shall at any Time be erected or be suffered to remain or be on or over the Sites of the said Houses, or on or over any Ground which shall be purchased by virtue of this Act, except Buildings to be Part or for the Use of the British Museum, or Residences for Persons holding Situations therein ; and no Trade or Business of any kind shall at any Time be carried on in, on, or over any Part of the Premises which shall be purchased by virtue of this Act, or in, on, or over any Building which shall be erected thereon, except Trades or Businesses solely for the Purposes of the British Museum ; and no Act, To prevent Matter, or Thing shall at any Time be done in or upon any

Annoyances to Part

the Duke of of the Premises which shall be purchased by virtue of this Act Bedford, &c. which shall or may be or grow to the Annoyance, Nuisance, Grievance, Damage, or Disturbance of the Duke of Bedford, his Heirs or Assigns, (such Assigns being Owners of Ground or Building in Great Russell Street or Montague Street in the Parish of Saint George Bloomsbury in the County of Middlesex,) or any of his or their Tenants, or whereby any Window Light or Drain belonging to any Building belonging or which shall belong to the said Duke, his Heirs or Assigns, (such Assigns being Owners of Ground or Building in Great Russell Street or Montague Street aforesaid,) shall or may be stopped or obstructed; and that the Respecting the

Bedford Office, said Duke, his Heirs and Assigns, shall be at liberty to retain

&c. Possession (without paying or being liable to pay any Rent or Compensation for the same) of the Bedford Office, and its Garden, Lodge, and Appurtenances, (being Part of the Premises mentioned or referred to in the said Schedule,) till the Espiration of Three Years after Notice to quit the same shall be given to him (such Notice not to be given till after the Purchase Money for the same has been paid to the said Duke, his Heirs or Assigns); and that the East Flank Wall of the House numbered Eighty-eight, in Great Russell Street, which will be laid bare by taking down the adjoining House, (being one of the Houses mentioned or referred to in the said Schedule,) shall, within One Month after the taking down of such adjoining House, be made good as an external Wall, and be cemented, by and at the Costs of the Trustees of the British Museum, to the Satisfaction of the Surveyor for the Time being of the said Duke, his Heirs or Assigns, and in such Manner as the said Surveyor shall approve of ; and that the said Flank Walls, and the Walls next the Bedford Office Garden of the Savings Bank in Montague Street, shall, from and after the Purchase by the Trustees of the British Museum of the Premises adjoining the same, be considered to be external Walls, and that no Part thereof, or of the Flue of the Lodge at the North-east Corner of the Bedford Office Garden which runs up in one of the Walls of the said Savings Bank, shall be bought by the Trustees of the British

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Museum, or be considered as comprised in the said Schedule; and that the Trustees of the British Museum shall, with all convenient Speed, repair and make good to the Satisfaction of the said Surveyor, and bear and pay all Damage, Loss, and Injury (if any) which shall be done to any House or Houses or Building or Buildings near or adjoining to the Houses and Buildings by this Act authorized to be purchased, or shall be sustained by the Owners or Occupiers thereof by, through, or in consequence of the taking down of any of the Houses or Buildings by this Act

authorized to be purchased, or any Part or Parts thereof. Limiting Time XXIX. And be it further enacted, That the Powers by this Act for purchasing granted for compelling the Sale of the Messuages, Buildings, Pieces Lands. or Parcels of Land, and Hereditaments specified in the said Sche

dule to this Act annexed, and the Leases, Terms, Estates, Rights, and Interests therein, shall cease and be utterly null after the Space of Six Years from the passing of this Act; and that the Duke of Bedford, his Heirs or Assigns, shall not at any Time be compelled or obliged to sell any less Part than the Whole of the said Mes. suages, Buildings, Pieces or Parcels of Lands, and Hereditaments,

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Dwelling House, No. 78, Great The Duke of The Trustees of the J. Pinckard, Esq.

Yard, Garden, Russell Street. Bedford. Clerical, Medical, &c.

and General Life

Assurance Office.
Ditto
79, Ditto

Ditto William Hobson J. Hanson Peile.
Ditto
80, Ditto
Ditto

Christopher Haedy.
Ditto
81, Ditto

Ditto William Lynch William Lynch. Ditto 82, Ditto

Ditto Thomas Gotobed Thomas Gotobed.
Ditto
83, Ditto

Ditto William Blackburn Miss Blackburn.
Ditto
84, Ditto
Ditto Mrs. Hailey

Nicholas Winsland
Ditto

David Jane Ro- U John Sylvester.

Ditto 85, Ditto

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Benjamin Ferrey. Ditto 86, Ditto

Ditto Sir Robert H. Inglis, Edward Tribe.

Baronet.
Ditto
87, Ditto

Ditto The Executors of Doctor Pidduck,

Richard Perry Thc Bedford Of. In Montague

Ditto. fices, Garden, Street. and Porter's Lodge.

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CAP.

c. 20.

CA P. XI.
An Act for the better Protection of Purchasers against

Judgments, Crown Debts, Lis pendens, and Fiats in Bank-
ruptcy. (a)

[4th June 1839.] W!

THEREAS it is desirable that further Protection should

be afforded to Purchasers against Judgments, Crown • Debts, and Lis pendens: 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, That no Judgment shall hereafter be docketted under the Pro- No Judgments visions of an Act passed in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the to be hereafter

docketted under Reign of Their late Majesties King William and Queen Mary, intituled An Act for the better Discovery of Judgments in the

the Provisions

of 4 & 5 W. & M. Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer, at Westminster, but that all such Dockets shall be finally closed immediately after the passing of this Act, without Prejudice to the Operation of any Judgment already docketted and entered under the said recited' Act, except so far as any such Judgment may be affected by the Provisions herein-after contained.

II. And be it enacted, That no Judgment already docketted and As to Judgentered under the said recited Act of Their late Majesties King ments already

docketted. William and Queen Mary shall after the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and forty-one affect any Lands, Tenenents, or Hereditaments, as to Purchasers, Mortgagees, or Creditors, unless and until such Memorandum or Minute thereof as is prescribed in an Act passed in the First and Second Years of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria, intituled An Act for abolishing 1 Vict. c. 110. Arrest on Mesne Process and Civil Actions, except in certain Cases; for extending the Remedies of Creditors against the Property of Debtors; and for amending the Laws for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in England, shall be left with the Senior Master of the Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, who shall forthwith enter the same in manner thereby directed in regard to Judgments; and such Officer shall be entitled for any such Entry to the Sum of Five Shillings.

III. And be it enacted, That in addition to the Entry by the The Date when said last-mentioned Act or by this Act required to be made in a the MemoranBook by the Senior Master, of the Particulars to be contained in dum of Judgevery Memorandum or Minute left with him of any Judgment, ment is left to

be entered in a Decree or Order, Rule or Order, he shall insert in such Book Book. the Year and the Day of the Month when every such Memorandum or Minute is so left with him.

IV. And be it enacted, That all Judgments of any of the Judgments, afSuperior Courts, Decrees or Orders in any Cour; of Equity, Rules ter Five Years of a Court of Common Law, and Orders in Bankruptcy or Lunacy, from Entry, to which since the passing of the said recited Act of: he First and fresh MemoSecond Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty have been randum is left. registered under the Provisions therein contained, or which shall hereafter be so registered, shall, after the Expiration of Five Years from the Date of the Entry thereof, be null and void against

(a) [See Chap. 29. post.]
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