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Leasehold

court, grant, surrender, copy and steward

LEASEHOLD.

Upon any other occasion.

Surrender or grant made out of court, or the memorandum thereof, and copy of court roll of any surrender or grant made s. (1.

in court 0 10 0 Provisions as to Payment of Ditty.

" Section 65. (1) No instrument is to be charged more than once with duty by reason of relating to several distinct tenements, in respect where of several fines or fees are due to the lord or steward of the manor. The copy of court roll of a surrender or grant made out of court shall not be admissible or available as evi dence of the surrender or grant, unless the surrender or grant, or the memorandum thereof, is duly stamped, of which fact the certificate of the steward of the manor on the face of the copy shall be sufficient evidence.

The entry upon the court rolls of a surrender or grant shall not be admissible or available as evidence of the surrender or grant unless the surrender or grant, if made out of court, or the memorandum thereof, or the copy of coui t roll of the surrender or grant, if made in court, is duly stamped, of which fact the certificate of the steward of the manor in the margin of the entry shall be sufficient evidence.

(1) All the facts and circumstances affecting the liability to duty of the copy of court roll of any surrender or grant made in court, or the amount of duty with which any such copy of court roll is chargeable, arc to be fully and truly stated in a note to be delivered to the steward of the manor before the surrender or grant is made.

The steward of every manor shall refuse " (a) To accept in court any sur render, or to make in court any grant, until such a note as is required by this Section has been delivered to him ; or " (b) To enter on the court rolls, or accept any presentment of, or admit any person to be tenant under or by virtue of, any surrender or grant made out of court, or any deed which is not duly stamped : in any case in which he does not so refuse shall incur a fine of fifty pounds.

Steward to make out duly Stamped Copies.

67. The steward of every manor shall, within four months from the day on which any surrender or grant is made in court, make out a duly stamped copy of court roll of such surrender or grant, and have the same ready for delivery to the person entitled thereto, and in default of so doing shall incur a fine of fifty pounds. and the duty payable in respect of the copy of court roll shall be a debt to Her Majesty from the steward, whether he has received it or not, and if he has not received the duty the same shall also be a debt to Her Majesty from the person entitled to the copy.

Steward may _Refuse to Proceed except on Payment of his Fees and Duty.

" 68. The steward of any manor may, before he accepts in court any surrender or makes in court any grant, demand the pay ment of his lawful fees in relation to the surrender or grant, together with the duty payable on the copy of court roll thereof, and may refuse to proceed in the matter or to deliver the copy of court roll to any person until the fees and duty are paid." s. d.