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Enable Married Women to dispose of Reversionary
Interests in Personal Estate.


E it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:

in Personal

5 I. From and after the passing of this Act, it shall be lawful for Married every Married Woman by Deed to dispose of every future or Rever- Women may dispose of sionary Interest, whether vested or contingent, of such Married ReversionWoman, or her Husband in her Right, in any Personal Estate whatso- ary Interests ever, as fully and effectually as she could do if she were a Feme Sole; Estate, and 10 and also to release and extinguish her Right or Equity to a Settlement release their Rights to a out of any Personal Estate to which she, or her Husband in her Right, Settlement may be entitled in possession, save and except that no such Disposition, out of such Release, or Extinguishment shall be valid unless the Husband concur possession. in the Deed by which the same shall be effected, nor unless the Deed 15 be acknowledged by her as herein-after directed.

Estate in

II. Every Deed to be executed by a Married Woman for any of Deeds to be the Purposes of this Act shall be acknowledged by her, and be other- acknowledged by

wise perfected, in the Manner in and by the Act passed in the Third and Fourth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the required by Fourth, intituled " An Act for the Abolition of Fines and Recoveries, "and for the Substitution of more simple Modes of Assurance," prescribed for the Acknowledgment and perfecting of Deeds disposing of 5 for disposing Interests of Married Women in Land; and all and singular the

the Fines and Recoveries Act

of Interests

in Land.

Married Women in the Manner

The Powers of Disposition given by this Act not

to interfere with any other Powers.

Act not to extend to Personal Estate settled

Clauses and Provisions in the said Act concerning the Disposition of
Lands by Married Women, including the Provisions for dispensing
with the Concurrence of the Husbands of Married Women, in the Cases
in the said Act mentioned, shall extend and be applicable to such 10
Interests in Personal Estate as may be disposed of by virtue of
this Act, as fully and effectually as if such Interests were Interests
in Land.

Act not to

extend to Scotland.

III. Provided always, That the Powers of Disposition given to a Married Woman by this Act shall not interfere with any Power which 15 independently of this Act may be vested in or limited or reserved to her, so as to prevent her from exercising such Power in any Case, except so far as by any Disposition made by her under this Act she may be prevented from so doing, in consequence of such Power having been suspended or extinguished by such Disposition.

a Married

IV. Provided always, That the Powers of Disposition hereby given Woman with to a Married Woman shall not enable her to dispose of any Interest in Personal Estate which may have been settled upon her by any nor to any Pro-Settlement or Agreement for a Settlement made on the Occasion of

out Power of Anticipation,

vision made for


her by a Settle- her Marriage.

ment upon her Marriage.


V. This Act shall not extend to Scotland.

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