Durham (County Palatine) Act 1836

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The Durham (County Palatine) Act 1836
Long title An Act for separating the Palatine Jurisdiction of the County Palatine of Durham for the Bishoprick of Durham.
Chapter 6 & 7 Will 4 c 19
Dates
Royal Assent 21 June 1836
Commencement 5 July 1836, except as otherwise provided for.[1]
Status: Repealed
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Durham (County Palatine) Act 1836 (6 & 7 Will 4 c 19) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Doubts about the construction of this Act led to the enactment of the Durham County Palatine Act 1858.[2]

Repeal[edit]

In a report dated 28 October 1975, the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission said that the unrepealed residue of this Act was spent because of the abolition of the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Durham and Sadberge. They recommended that the whole Act be repealed.[3] The Act was repealed by Part I of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1976.

Section 1 - The Palatine Jurisdiction of the Bishop of Durham to be separated from the Bishopric and vested in the Crown[edit]

The words from "and all forfeitures" to "in right of the same" in this section were repealed by section 9(2) of, and Part I of the Third Schedule to, the Crown Estate Act 1961.

The proviso to this section was repealed by section 56 of, and Schedule 11 to, the Courts Act 1971. The repeal was consequential on the abolition of the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Durham and Sadberge by section 41 of that Act.

Section 2 - County Court to cease[edit]

This section abolished the Court of the County of Durham and the office of the clerk of that court.

Section 7 - Extent of the words "County of Durham"[edit]

This section enacted:

That in the Interpretation of the Clauses and Provisions herein-before contained the Words "County of Durham" shall comprise and mean the County of Durham and Sadberge, including the detached parts of Craikshire, Bedlingtonshire, Norhamshire, Allertonshire, and Islandshire, and all other Places heretofore within the Jurisdiction of the Bishop of Durham in right of the said County Palatine.

This definition is referred to in section 1 of the Durham County Palatine Act 1858.

Section 9 - Reservation of rights to the Bishopric[edit]

This section was repealed by section 9(2) of, and Part I of the Third Schedule to, the Crown Estate Act 1961.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Durham (County Palatine) Act 1836, section 8
  2. ^ The Durham County Palatine Act 1858, preamble
  3. ^ The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. Statute Law Revision: Seventh Report. Law Com 70. SLC 40. Cmnd 6303. Pages 5 and 33.

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