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for their consent to the sale of the undermentioned premises, belonging to the said parish, and for their directions as to such sale, and for the application of the produce thereof, to the permanent advantage of the said parish.

[Here describe the premises accurately, but concisely; stating whether the tenure is freehold, customary freehold, copyhold, or leasehold, and whether subject to the payment of any quit or other rent.

If any buildings are proposed to be sold, and it is considered desirable that the materials should be sold separately from the site, the circumstance should be stated.

State also when and how the parish became possessed of the property, and the trusts, if any exist, which affect the same.

If the property has been built upon waste land, state whether it was so built with the consent of the lord of the manor, and the date of such consent.)

The said premises cannot conveniently be used for the purposes of the said union, and we are of opinion that the sale thereof will be of permanent advantage to the said parish, for the following reasons:

[Here describe their condition, whether in a state of good repair, or dilapidated ; also in whose occupation, whether in that of paupers, or not, or empty ; and any other circumstances that may enable the guardians to judge of the desirableness of selling the property.]

The said premises are estimated to be of the value of and yield an annual rent of

We are also of opinion, that it will be advisable to apply the proceeds of the sale, after deducting the expenses thereof, in the following manner, to the permanent advantage of the parish :

[Say whether as contribution to the Union Workhouse, or to what other purpose ; if to pay a debt, say when it was contracted, by whom, for what purpose, and how such debt is secured ; if to discharge a mortgage, state by whom and when created, the

name of the mortgagee, and to what objects the money was applied.] Dated this day of 184 · [To be signed by the churchwardens, overseers, and inhabitants.]

No. 2. Request to the Poor-Law Commissioners to

consent to Sale. The guardians of the poor of the Union, being fully satisfied that the sale of the premises de scribed in the annexed application will be of permanent advantage to the parish of do hereby request the poor-law commissioners to consent that the said guardians may sell the said premises, under the provisions of an act passed in the sixth year of the reign of his late Majesty King William IV., intituled, “ An act to facilitate the conveyance of workhouses and other property of parishes and of incorporations or unions of parishes in England and Wales ;" and that the said commissioners will issue such rules, orders, or regulations, touching such sale, and the conveyance of the said premises, and the application of the produce thereof, for the permanent advantage of the said parish, as they may see fit in that behalf. In testimony whereof, the said guardians have hereunto affixed their common seal, this day of 184 .

Witness, A. B., clerk to the board of guardians.

Union
Scal.

Declaration of Possessory Title.
A. parish. )
B. union.
C. county.)

[This is to be altered according to the state of

facts to which the declarant can speak. It should be carefully read over by or to the declarant, who should not be an illiterate person, or a marksman. Two or more persons may join in the declaration, each speaking to the facts within his knowledge. If there be any exception or qualification to any of the facts declared, it should be stated in the same paragraph as the fact which it affects.]

I, A. B., rInsert the Christian and surname, and place of abode; and quality of the declarant, at full length,] of, &c., do solemnly and sincerely declare, that I am years of age, and that I have resided at for years last past. [If the declarant believe that he was born at that place, state the fact.] That I well know the property proposed to be sold by the guardians of the poor of the S. union, with the approbation of the poor-law commissioners, consisting of [Describe the property in the terms used in the former papers,] in the parish of A. That for the whole period of

years last past, during which I have known the same, the said premises have been in the possession of the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the said parish of A.

That the said buildings have been from time to time repaired out of the poor rates of the said parish of A. [If the declarant have held the office of overseer, and disbursed money in repairs, state the fact. In some cases, the annexation of extracts from the parish accounts and books may conduce to establish this and the following fact.]

That the churchwardens and overseers of the said parish have from time to time let the said premises, and placed therein such of the paupers of the said parish as they, or the parochial vestry, thought fit; and that [If rents were received by the overseers, state the fact.]

s The period of possession must not be less than twenty years last.

That I do not know, and have never known or heard of the said premises being subject to any charitable or other trust or incumbrance.

That I do not know, and have never known or heard of any adverse claim having been made by any person to any part of the said premises, and that I believe the same to be the exclusive and indisputable property of the churchwardens and overseers of the said parish.

That I verily believe that no deeds or writings, relating to the said premises, are in the possession, power, or procurement of the parish officers, or do exist.

That I verily believe that the said premises are not of leasehold nor of copyhold tenure.

And I make this solemn declaration, conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the provision of an act, passed in the 5th and 6th years of the reign of King William the Fourth, intituled, “ An act to repeal an act of the present session of Parliament, intituled, ' An act for the more effectual abolition of oaths and affirmations taken or made in various departments of the state, and to substitute declarations in lieu thereof, and for the more entire suppression of voluntary and extrajudi. cial oaths and affidavits, and to make provisions for the abolition of unnecessary oaths.'”

Declared and signed this Sionatore day of one thousand eight (* hundred and forty at in /

of the the county of before me,)

declarant.) one of her Majesty's justices of the peace for

Or, a master extraordinary in chancery.

No. 5. Notice of Meeting to consent to Sale of Work.

houses, &c. Partsh of

Union, County of Notice is hereby given, that a meeting of the rate.

payers in this parish, and of the owners of property therein entitled to vote in person, or (as respects owners) by proxy, pursuant to the provisions of an act passed in the fifth year of the reign of his late Majesty King William IV., intituled, " An act for the amendment and better administration of the laws relating to the poor in England and Wales," will be held at in this parish, ont the day of at in the forenoon, for the purpose of giving the consent of such meeting to the guardians of the poor of the union selling the following premises ; that is to say, under the provisions of an act passed in the sixth year of the reign of his said late Majesty, intituled, “ An act to facilitate the conveyance of workhouses and other property of parishes, and of incorporations or unions of parishes, in England and Wales,” in such manner, and subject to such rules, orders, and regulations, touching such sale, and the conveyance of such property, and the application of the produce arising therefrom, for the permanent advantage of this parish, as the poor-law commissioners shall in that behalf direct.

Dated this day of 184 ..

[To be signed by the minister, churchwardens, and overseers.]

No. 6. Resolution to be entered in Vestry Book. Parish of A.

B. Union, County of C. At a meeting of the rate-payers of this parish, and

owners of property therein, entitled to vote pursuant to the provisions of an act passed in the

t The meeting cannot be legally held earlier than the Thursday after the Sunday on or before which the notice is given, as three clear days must intervene between the Sun. day on or before which the notice is given and the day of meeting.

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