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as from the 1st day of August, one thousand six hundred eighty-eight, forfeit unto your majesty, your heirs, and successors, all such manors, lands, tenements, and hereditaments, and all right, title, service, chiefery, use, trust, condition, fee, rent charge, right of redemption of mortgages, right of entries; right of action, or any other interest wl nature or kind so. ever, either in law or equity, of, in, or unto any lands, tenements, or hereditaments within this kingdom, belonging or appertaining to such a person or persons, so as afotesaid attainted, or to be attainted, in his or their own right, or to any other in trust for him or them, on the said 1st day of August, one thou: sand six hundred eighty-eight, or at any time since, and all the said lands, tenements, and hereditaments, so as aforesaid, forfeited unto and vested in your majesty, your heirs and successors, hereby are and shall be vested in your majesty, your heirs and successors, whether such a person or persons were seized thereof in fee absolute or conditional, or in tayl, or for live or lives, and that freed and freely discharged off and from all estates tayl, and for life, and from all reversions and remainders for life, for years, or in fee absolute or conditional, or in tayl, or to any person or persons whatsoever, such remainder as by one act or statute of this present parliament, intituled, an act for repealing the acts of settlement and explanation, resolution of doubts, and all grants, patents, and certificates pursuant to them or any of them, or by this present act are saved and preserved, always excepted and fore-prized. Provided always, that the nocency of forfeiture of any tenant in dower, tenant by the courtesy, joyntress for life, or other tenant for life or lives in actual possession, shall not extend to bar, forfeit, make void, or discharge any reversion or reversions vested in any person or persons, not engaged in the usurpation or rebellion aforesaid, such reversion and reversions being immediately depending or expectant upon the particular estate of such tenant in dower, teñant by the courtesy, joyntress for life, or other tenant for life or lives; any thing in the said act of repeal, or in this present act to the con. trary notwithstanding. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that nothing in this present act contained, shall any way extend, or be construed to extend, to forfeit or vest in your majesty, your heirs or successors any remainder or remainders for valuable considerations, limited or settled by any settlement or conveyance made for such valuable considerations, either of marriage or marriages portion, or other valuable consideration whatsoever, upon any estate for life or lives, to any person or persons not concerned in the usurpation or rebellion aforesaid ; such remainder or remainders as are li. mited or settled by any conveyance, wherein there is any power for revoking and altering all or any the use or uses therein limited, and also such remainder and remainders as are limited upon

any settlement or conveyance of any lands, tenements, and hereditaments, commonly called plantation lands; and all lands, tenements, and hereditaments held or enjoyed under such grants from the crown, or grants upon the commission or commissions of

grace for remedy of defective titles, either in the reign of King James the First, or King Charles the First ; in which several grants respectively there are provisoes or covenants for raising or keeping any number of men or armes for the king's majesty against rebels and enemies, or for raising of men for his majesty's service, for expedition of war, always excepted and fore-prized. All which remainders limitted by such conveyances wherein there is power of revocation for *50 much of the lands, uses, and estates therein limited as -the said power doth or shall extend unto ; and all such remainders as are derived or limited for or under such interest made of plantation lands, or other lands held as aforesaid, under such grants from the crown; and all and every other remainder and remainders, reversion and reversions not herein mentioned, to be saved and preserved, shall by the authority of this present parliament, be deemed, construed, and adjudged void, debarred, and discharged to all intents and purposes whatsoever, against your majesty, your heirs, and successors, and your and their grantees or assigns ; and the said lands, tenements, and hereditaments, belonging to such rebels as aforesaid, shall be vested in your majesty, your heirs, and successors, freed and discharged of the said remainder and remainders, and every of them. And to the end the reversions and remainder saved and preserved by this act, may appear with all convenient speed, be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the respective persons, entitled to such remainders and reversions, do within sixty days next after the first sitting of the commissioners, for executing the said act of repeal, and this present act, exhibit their claims before the said commissioners, and make out their titles to such remainder or remainders, so as to procure their adjudication and certificate for the same, or the adjudication and certificate of some three or more of them : and further, that all remainders for which such adjudication and certificates shall not be procured, at or before one hundred and twenty days after the first sitting of the said commissioners, shall be void, and for ever barred and excluded ; any thing in this act, or other matter to the contrary in any wise 'notwithstanding. All which lands, tenements, and hereditaments mentioned' as aforesaid, to be forfeited unto, and vested in your majesty, by any the clauses aforesaid, are hereby declared to be so forfeited unto, and vested in your majesty, without any office or inquisie tion thereof, found or to be found ; and the same to be to the uses, intents, and purposes in the said act of repeals, and in this

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present act mentioned and expressed. And whereas several persons are, and for some time past have been absent out of this kingdom, and by reason of sickness, nonage, infirmities, or other disabilities, may for some time further be obliged so to stay out of this kingdom, or be disabled to return thereunto. Nevertheless, it being much to the weakening and impoverishing of this realm, that any of the rents or profits of the lands, tenements, or hereditaments therein, should be sent into, or spent in any other place beyond the seas, but that the same should be kept and employed within the realm for the better support and defence thereof, be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that all the lands, tenements and hereditaments, use, trust, possession, reversion, remainder, and all and every other estate, title, and interest whatsoever, belonging or appertaining to all and every the persons herein before last mentioned, within this kingdom, be and are hereby vested in your ma. jesty, your heirs, and successors, to the use of your inajesty, your heirs, and successors. Provided always, that if any person or persons, in the next foregoing clause included, have hi therto behaved themselves loyally and faithfully to your majesty, that then if they or any of them, their or any of their heirs, do hereafter return into this kingdom, and behave him or themselves as becometh loyal subjects, and do, on or before the last day of the first term next ensuing, after such their return, 'ex hibit his or their petition or claim, before the commissioners for execution of the said acts, if then sitting ; or in his majesty's high court of Chancery, or in his majesty's court of Exchequer, for any such lands, tenements, or hereditaments, and make out his or their title thereunto, and obtain the adjudication and decree of any of the said courts, of and for such his or their title, that then and in such case, such adjudication and decree shall be sufficient to all such person or persons, for divesting and restoring such estate, and no other shall be therein and thereby to him or them adjudged and decreed ; and that the order of any of the said court shall be a sufficient warrant to all sheriffs, or other proper officers to whom the same shall be directed, to put such person or persons in the actual seizin and possession of the said lands; any thing in this act contained, or any other statute, law, or custojn whatsoever to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that neither the said act of sepeal, or this present, or any thing in them or in either of them contained, shall extend to, or be construed to forfeit or vest in your majesty, your heirs, or successors ; or otherwise to bar, extinguish, or weaken any right of entry, right of action, use, trust, lease, condition, or equity of redemption of any mortgage or mort. gages, which on the said 1st day of August, one thousand six hundred eighty-eight, belonged or appertained to any persons,

not being forfeiting persons, within the true intent and meaning of the said act of repeal, or of this present act; and which ever since the 1st day of August, one thousand six hundred eighty-eight, continued or remained in such persons, not being torfeiting, or devolved, descended, or come from thein, or any of them, to any of their heirs, executors, or administrators not being forfeiting persons as aforesaid; any thing in this act or the said act of repeal to the contrary notwithstanding. Provided always, that the said person or persons, claiming such right of entry, right of action, use, trust, lease, condition, or equity of redemption of mortgage, do and shall exhibit his and their claim for the same, before the commissioners for execution of the said act of repeal, or of this present act, within sixty days after the first sitting of the said commissioners, and procure the adjudication of them, or any three or more of them thereupon, within one hundred and twenty days after the said first sitting of the said commis. sioners. And whereas by one or more office or offices, in the time of the Earl of Strafford's government in this kingdom, in the reign of King Charles the First, of ever blessed memory, all or a great part of the lands, tenements, and hereditaments in the province of Connaught, and counties of Clare, Liinerick, and Tipperary, were vested in his majesty: and by the acts of settlement and explanation, the said office and offices are declared to be null and void, since which time the said acts have been by the said act of repeal, repealed, and thereby some prejudice might arise or accrue to the proprietors concerned in those lands, if not prevented: be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the said office and offices, and every of them, commonly called the grand office, and the title thereby found, or endeavoured to be made out and set up, from the time of the finding or taking thereof, was and is hereby declared to be null and void, to all intents and purposes whatsoever. Provided, that nothing therein contained shall any way extend, or be construed to extend, to charge any person or persons who hath, bona fide, paid any rents or arrears of rent, that have been due and payable out of any lands hereby vested in your majesty; or to charge any steward or receiver, that received any such rents, or arrears of rents, if he, bona fide, paid the same; but that he and they shall be hereby discharged, for so much as he or they so bona fide paid, against your majesty, your heirs, and successors. Próvided always, and it is hereby enacted, that every person not being a forfeited person, within the true intent and meaning of the said former act, or of this present act, and who before the seventh day of May, one thousand six hundred eighty-nine, had any statute staple, or recognizance for payment of money, or any mortgage, rent charge, portion, trust, or other incumbrance, either in law or equity, or any judgment, before the two and twentieth day of May, one thousand six hundred eighty-nine, for payment of money, which might charge any of the estates, lands, tenements, or hereditaments, so as aforesaid forfeited unto, and vested in your majesty, shall and may have the benefit of the said statute staple, judgments, recognizances, mortga. ges, rent-charge, portions, trusts, and other incumbrances, out of the estate or estates which should be liable thereunto, in case the said former act, or this present act had never been made, Provided always, that the person and persons who had such statutes staple, judgment, recognizances, or other trusts or incumbrances, do claim the same before the commissioners, for execution of the said former act, within two months after the first sitting of the said commissioners, and procure their adjudi. cation thereof, within such reasonable time as the said com, missioners shall appoint for determining the same, And to the end that such person and persons as shall have any of the said lands, tenements, or hereditaments, granted unto him as afore said, may know the clear value of the said lands, tenements, and hereditaments, so to be granted unto him above all incumbrances, and may enjoy the same against all statutes staple, judgments, recognizances, mortagages, rent-charges, and other incumbrances not claimed and adjudged as aforesaid.

Be it therefore enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that all such lands, tenements and hereditaments, as shall be forfeited unto and vested in your majesty, and granted by letters patents pursuant to the said former act, or this present act, shall be, and are hereby freed, acquitted and discharged of and from all estates, charges and incumbrances whatsoever, other than what shall be claimed and adjudged as aforesaid. And whereas by one private act of parliament, intituled, An act for securing of several lands, tenements, and hereditaments to George Duke of Albermarle, which act was passed in the reign of King Charles the Second ; some lands, tenements, and hereditaments in this kingdom, which on the two and twentieth day of October, one thousand six hundred forty-one, belonged to some ancient proprietor or proprietors, who were dispossessed thereof by the late usurped powers, were secured and assured unto the said Duke of Albermarle, by means whereof the ancient proprietors of the said lands may be barred and deprived of their ancient estates, unless the said act be repealed, though such ancient proprietor or proprietors be as justly intituled to restitution as other ancient proprietors, who were dispossessed by the usurper, and barred by the late acts of settlement and explanation. Be it therefore enacted, that the said act for securing of several lands, tene. ments, and hereditaments to George Duke of Albermarle, be and is hereby repealed to all intents and purposes whatsoever: and that the proprietors of the said lands, and their heirs and assigns, be restored to their said ancient estates in the same manner with the said other ancient proprietors, their heirs and

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