TitleYorkshire: The Sheffield Estates - Sales
AdminHistoryIn the time of the 11th Duke various Acts of Parliament, private and general, gave the Dukes of Norfolk permission to sell parts of the settled estates for certain purposes, viz.

Under the 'Act for enlarging the Market Place ...', 1784, the Duke was enabled to sell Chief rents, Fridleys, etc., for the purpose of raising money to carry out the alterations in the Market.

Under the general 'Act for the Redemption of Land Tax' 1799, portions of the estate could be sold for purchasing the Land Tax payable on other parts of the estate.

Under several private Acts 'for vesting messuages and hereditaments ... in trustees upon trust to sell, and for ... the purchase of more convenient estates', 1802 and 1805; and 'for exchanging parts of the fee simple estates', 1810 and 1814, a series of sales, mostly of the Yorkshire estates, was made and property purchased in Sussex and Surrey.
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