Catalogue description Charity Commission: Enrolments under Various Acts 1926-1963

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Reference: CHAR 13
Title: Charity Commission: Enrolments under Various Acts 1926-1963

This series consists of voluntary and mortmain enrolments under various Acts including the Settled Land Act 1925. There are also indexes to the enrolments.

Date: 1926-1963


Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 492 microform and volumes
Access conditions: Open
Accruals: No future accruals expected
Administrative / biographical background:

Section 29 of the Settled Land Act 1925 provided that all land vested or to be vested on or for charitable, ecclesiastical or public trusts or purposes was deemed to be settled land and that the trustees had all the powers of a tenant for life conferred by the Act in reference to the land.

Section 29(4) of the 1925 Act provided for the new procedures of enrolment previously provided by sections 6 and 9 of the Mortmain and Charitable Uses Act 1888.

Following the recommendation of the Nathan Committee the law of mortmain was repealed by the Charities Act 1960.

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