THE TENURES ABOLITION ACT 1660 (12 Car 2 c 24), sometimes known as the STATUTE OF TENURES, was an Act of the Parliament of England which changed the nature of feudal land tenure in England. The long title of the Act was _An act for taking away the Court of Wards and liveries, and tenures in capite, and by knights-service, and purveyance, and for settling a revenue upon his Majesty in lieu thereof_.
This Act was partly in force in Great Britain at the end of 2010. though only section 4: _And that all tenures hereafter to be created by the Kings Majestie his Heires or Successors upon any gifts or grants of any Mannours Lands Tenements or Hereditaments of any Estate of Inheritance at the common Law shall be in free and common Soccage, and shall be adjudged to be in free and common Soccage onely, and not by Knight service or in Capite, and shall be discharged of all Wardship value and forfeiture of Marriage Livery Primer-Seizin Ouster le main Aide pur faier fitz Chivalier the duty was placed on the manufactured beverage, and not the raw tea or coffee, treating it in much the same way as beer or spirits.
The Act also let a father, by will, designate a guardian for his children. The rights of this guardian superseded those of the children's mother.
* ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 5 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1948 . Due to the repeal of those provisions, it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978 . * ^ These words are printed against this Act in the second column of Schedule 2 to the Statute Law Revision Act 1948, which is headed "Title". * ^ The Chronological Table of the Statutes , 1235 - 2010. The Stationery Office . 2011. ISBN 978-0-11-840509-6 . Part I. Page 63, read with pages viii and x. * ^ 'Book 1, Ch. 14: From the Restoration to the Fire', A New History of London: Including Westminster and Southwark (1773), pp. 210-30. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=46731. Date accessed: 07 March 2007. * ^ Barnett (1998-09-01). _Introduction to Feminist Jurisprudence_ (1 ed.). Routledge Cavendish. ISBN 1-85941-237-8 . * ^ O'Halloran, Kerry (December 1999). _The Welfare of the Child: The Principle and the Law_. Ashgate. ISBN 1-85742-290-2 .
* _The Law & Working of the Constitution: Documents 1660-1914_, ed. W. C. Costin & J. Steven Watson. A&C Black, 1952. Vol. I (1660–1783), p. 2-4 * 'Charles II, 1660: An Act takeing away the Court of Wards and Liveries and Tenures in Capite and by Knights Service and Purveyance, and for settling a Revenue upon his Majesty in Lieu thereof.', Statutes of the Realm: volume 5: 1628-80 (1819), pp. 259–66. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=47272. Date accessed: 5 March 2007. * Perrins, Bryn (2000-01-01). _Understanding Land Law_ (1 ed.)