Statutes of the Realm: Volume 5, 1628-80. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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Recital that the House of the Rolls is out of Repair, by reason that the Master of the Rolls is not enabled to grant Leases.
Whereas the Mansion House Ground and Tenements with the appurtenances belonging to the Master of the Rolls as Master of the Rolls are much out of repaire and not capeable of improvement in regard the former Masters of the Rolls were not enabled to grant such leases, and for such termes as might incourage tennants to build and to repaire Be it therefore enacted by the Kings Most Excellent Majestie and the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled And it is hereby enacted by the authoritie aforesaid That the Master of the Rolls for the time being and his successors Masters of the Rolls shall have good right full power and lawfull authority dureing the time he or they shall continue Master of the Rolls by writing indented under hand and seale to grant and make leases for one and forty yeares or for any lesser terme to commence from the makeing of any such leases of all and singular the premises or any part thereof the Chappell of the Rolls with a convenient Mansion House Court Yard Garden Stable Coach house and other Outhouses and buildings fitt for the use and habitation of the Master of the Rolls onely excepted, which lease and leases soe to be made shall be good and effectuall in law to all intents and purposes as if such Master of the Rolls for the time being as shall soe make the same had beene seized of the premisses of a good estate in fee simple. Provided that in leases where provision is made for new building of houses or tenements that the yearely rent of twenty shillings at the least shall be reserved upon every lease of such a quantity of the said premisses as shall be sett out and assigned by the Master of the Rolls for the time being for any one house or tenement to be built upon, and that in leases where there is noe provision for new building the like usuall rent that hath beene paid or reserved for the greater part of seaven yeares now last past or more shall be yearely reserved. Provided alsoe that the Master of the Rolls for the time being or any succeeding Master of the Rolls after the premises have been once letten according to the power given as abovesaid shall not grant or make any new or concurrent lease untill within seaven yeares of the expiration of the lease then in being, nor for any lesser rent then was reserved upon the former lease, nor for any longer terme then for the terme of one and twenty yeares from the makeing of such new Lease.
3. An Act to restore to Wentworth Earle of Roscomon of the Kingdome of Ireland all the Honours Castles Lordships Lands Tenements and Hereditaments in Ireland whereof James Earle of Roscomon his Great Grandfather Robert Earle of Roscomon his grandfather, or James late Earle of Roscomon his father were in possession on the three and twentieth of October One thousand six hundred forty one.
13. An Act enabling George Faunt of Foston in the County of Leicester Esq[uire] to sell and convey part of his Lands for payment of severall debts and legacies charged upon his estate by Sir William Faunt Knight deceased and for the raising of portions for his younger children and makeing his wife a joynture.
14. An Act for naturalizing of [Frances (fn. 2) ] Hyde and others.
17. An Act for confirming the sale of the Manour of Hitcham sold to Charles Doe by Sir John Clarke Knight and Baronet, and for setling and disposing other the Lands of the said Sir John Clarke and Dame Philodelphia his Wife.
19. An Act for the disappropriating of the Rectory appropriate of Preston and uniting and consolidating of the said Rectory and of the Vicaridge of the Church of Preston and for the assureing of the Advowson and right of patronage of the same unto the Master Fellowes and Schollers of Emanuell Colledge in Cambridge and their successors.