Crown Land

In Commonwealth realms, Crown land is an area belonging to the monarch ("the Crown"), the equivalent of an entailed estate that passed with the monarchy and could not be alienated from it.

In the United Kingdom and during the British Empire, the hereditary revenues of Crown lands were a feature until the start of the reign of George III when the Crown Estate was surrendered to the Parliament of Great Britain in return for a fixed civil list payment – the monarch retains the income from the Duchy of Lancaster.

In the United States the feudal concept of Crown land and Crown Estate was repudiated during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). The legislative process of the Continental Congress (1774–1789) produced a system that transferred individual state land claims into a repository of land held by the federal government, to be used for the benefit of the nation as a whole. The result was land held in the public domain by the federal government. The formal process was initiated in 1780 and land was added to the public domain from 1782 onward. Once land was a part of the U.S. public domain, it was thereafter held in allodial title, meaning that it could not be alienated from federal authority, but might be removed from the public domain (as in the creation of a new state) or transferred and owned in fee simple.

In the Austro-Hungarian Empire and its predecessor the Austrian Empire Crown lands were alternative administrative units to duchies, as in the Kingdom of Poland and its successor, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

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Crown Land - Hawaii
... See also Ceded lands Prior to the Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy, the Hawaiian monarchs had access to 1.8 million acres (7,300 km²), the private lands of Kamehameha III which ... III and his successors made these lands their private property, selling, leasing or mortgaging at their enjoyment ... that under the above mentioned instrument executed by Kamehameha III, reserving the Crown Lands, and under the confirmatory Act of 7 June 1848, "the inheritance is limited to the ...
Serbs In Vojvodina - History of Serbs in Vojvodina - Habsburg Administration
... Monarchy took control of Vojvodina among other lands by the treaties of Karlovci (1699) and Požarevac (1718) ... emperor, in November 1849, an Austrian crown land known as the Voivodship of Serbia and Tamiš Banat was formed as the political successor of the Serbian Voivodship ... The crown land consisted of the parts of Banat, Bačka and Srem regions ...
Land Title And Survey Authority
... The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is a publicly accountable, statutory corporation which operates and administers the land title and survey systems in ... The LTSA delivers secure land titles through timely, efficient registration of land title interests and survey records these services are an essential underpinning to BC’s private property market and the ... The LTSA was established under the Land Title and Survey Authority Act in January 2005 and provides for the registration of all real property ...
Land Information New Zealand - Nature and Scope of Functions - Land Management
... LINZ manages almost three million hectares of Crown land, which is around 8% of New Zealand’s land area ... This includes 1.6 million hectares of high country pastoral land in the South Island, Crown forest land in the North Island, approximately 4,000 properties, and river and lake beds ... In managing Crown land effectively and efficiently, LINZ aims to protect New Zealanders’ interests by ensuring this land is put to best use ...
Clonbinane, Victoria
... According to Crown Land records of 1856, the pastoral region was part of the Western Port District ... Argus Newspaper of 29 September 1848 in relation to Claims to Leases of Crown Land ... how the name came about as a mention in the Crown Land Leases of 1848 ...

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