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THE

Copphold and Customary Tenure,

COMMUTATION, ENFRANCHISEMENT,

AND

IMPROVEMENT ACT,

4 & 5 Vict. c. 35,

WITH AN
Introduction and Analytical Digest of the Act:

THE

FORMS OF PROCEDURE, ISSUED BY THE COPYHOLD

COMMISSIONERS,

im AND AN
APPENDIX, NOTES, AND INDEX.

BY

R. W. E. FORSTER, ESQ.
OF LINCOLN'S INN, BARRISTER AT LAW.

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LONDON:
V. AND R. STEVENS AND G. S. NORTON,

Law Booksellers & Publishers,
(Successors to the late J. & W.T. CLARKE, of Portugal Street,)

26 AND 39, BELL YARD, LINCOLN'S INN.
AND A. MILLIKEN, GRAFTON STREET, DUBLIN.

MDCCCXLI.

LONDON : • WILLIAM STEVENS, PRINTER, BELL TARD,

TEMPLE BAR.

ADVERTISEMENT.

I HAVE endeavoured to render this little work as concise and portable as possible; but at the same time I trust that it will be found complete in itself. In the Introduction, a short account of the origin and principal features incident to Lands of Copyhold and Customary Tenure is given. Some of the evils and inconveniences of the tenure are pointed out, and the Propositions of the Commissioners (appointed to inquire into the state of Real Property,) for the remedy of those evils, are stated at full length. The Appendix contains a complete set of the Instructions and Forms of Procedure prepared and issued by the Copyhold Commissioners (which have been reprinted with their permission); a Form of a Deed of Enfranchisement made in pursuance of the new Lease and Release Act (4 & 5 Vict. c. 21*), con

* This Act applies to releases of copyholds as well as of freeholds, for although the title and the preamble mention Freehold Estates only, by the interpretation clause (sect. 3,) it is enacted, that in the construction of this Act, the word “Freehold” shall have not only its usual signification, but shall extend to all lands and hereditaments for the conveyance of which, if this Act had not been passed, a bargain and sale or a lease for a year, as well as a release, would have been used.

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