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A TABLE contdning the TITLES of all the STATUTES 
during that Period. 



VOL. XVL 



By DANBY PICKERING, of Gray's-Inn, Efq; 
Reader of die Law Ledure to diat Honourable Society. 



CAMBRIDGE, 

[printed by JOSEPH BENTHAM, Printer to the UNIVERSITY; 
[. for CHARLES BATHURST, at the Croft-Keys, oppofite St.Dunftin*« 
i Church in Fleet-Street, London. 1765. 

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CUM PR I Fl LEG 10. 



TABLE of the STATUTES, 



Containing the Titles of all fiich Afts as are extant in print, 
from the Second to the Ninth Year of King George II. 



Anno 2 Georgii II. 
Cap. I. Tj^OR continuing the du- 
J/ ties upon malt, mum, 

2rder and perry, in that part of 
reat Britain called England i and 
for granting to his Majefty certain 
duties upon malt, mum, cyder and 
perry, in that part of Great Britain 
called Scotland^ for the fervice of the 
year 1729. and for making good 
the denciency of a late malt adt. 

Cap. 2. For punifhing mutiny and 
defertion, and for the better pay- 
ment of the army and their quar- 
ters. 

Cap. 7. For raifing the fum of one 
million two hundred and fifty thou- 
fand pounds, by fale of annuities 
to the bank of England^ after the 
rate of four pounds per centum per 
annum J redeemable by parliament; 
and for applying the produce of the 
fmklng ^nd. 

Cap. 4. For granting an aid to his 
Majefty by a land-tax to be raired 
in Great Britain for the fervice of 
the year 1729- 

Cap. 5. For repairing the roads lead- 
ing from CannoTs Gate to the city 
of Li(bfieldj and from the faid city 
to Stone^ and from thence to the 
end of the county of Stafford^ in 
the poft road towards Chejier ; and 
alfo from the to«vn of Burton upon 

■ Trent^ to the faid city of Lichfield^ 

, and from thence to ff^ood End and 
Ogley Hay, and alio from the faid 
city of Lifhfieldf to High Bridges in 
|he county o{ Stafford^ and the coun- 

• 9 of the faid city of Lichfiild. 

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Cap. 6. For making good the lofs 

. occafipned by a fum of money be- 
ing ilolen our of his Majefty 's ex« 
chequer, in the year 1724. 

.Cap. J. For the more efFedlual col- 
leding in Great Britain and Ireland^ 
and other parts of his Majefty's 
dominions, the duties granted for 
the fupport of the royal hofpital at 
Greenwich. 

Cap. 8. To difcharge the tniftees ap- 
pointed by an adt of the feventh 
year of his late Majefty's reign (for 
raifing money upon the cftates of 
the late direAors of the South-Sea 
company, and others) of their truft^, 
and to veft in the faid company fuch 
of the cftates, which were vefted 
in the faid truftees, as remain un- 
difpofed of, 4s alfo the produce of 
fuch eftates and effedts, as have 
been difpofed of by the truftees. 

Cap. 9. To repeal a claufp in an adt 
made in the ninth year of his late 
Majefty's reign, which prohibits 
the importation of tobacco ftripc 
from the ftalk or ftem. 

Cap. 10. For making the hamlet of 
Spittle Fields^ in the parifti of St. 
Dufiftan Stebunbeatb^ ^as Stepney^ 
in the county of Middle/ex^ ai di- 
ftind pariih ; and for providing % 
maintenance for the minifter of 
fuch ne>v parifti. 
. Cap II. For better paving and clean- 
fing the ftreets in the city and liber- 
ty of JVeJlminJiery and other places 
within the limits of the weekly bills 
of mortality, in the county oiMid^ 
die/ex. 
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Cap. ift. For the more cffcftual re- 
pairing the highways between Shep- 
pard^s Shord and Horjley Upright 
Gati^ leading down Bagdnun Hill^ 
in the county of JVUts^ and other 
ruinous parts of the highwaysthere- 
unto adjacent. 

Cap. 13. For repairing the feveral 
roads therein mentioned, leading 
into the town of Leominfter^ in the 
county of Hereford. 

Cap. 14. For making more effectual 
the ads palled for repairing tlie 
roads from the ftones end in Shore^ 
ditchf in the county of Middlefexy 
to the furthermoft part of the north- ' 
em road in the parilh of Enfield^ in 
the fame county, next to the pa- 
rilh of Cheflmnt in the county of 
Hertford \ and for amending the 
road from the watch-houfe in Ed- 
munion^ to the market place in En^ 
field. 

Cap. 15. To explain and amend an 
ad made in the twelfth year of his 
late Majelly's reign, intituled, An 
aS t$ prevent abujes in the making of 
bricks and tileSj and to afcertain the dt- 
menfions thereof and to prevent allun^ 
lawful combinations amongft any brick- 
makers or tilemakersj within fifteen 
miles of the city of London, in order 
to advance or enhance the price of 
bricks or tiles. 

Cap. 16. To make the chapel of eafe 
of the hofy and undivided Trinity in 
the town of Leedsj in the county 
pfTork^ a oerpetual cure and bene- 
fice ; and ror aefiraying of fome ex- 
pences in finilhing the faid chapel, 
yet remaining unpaid. 

Cap. 17. For laying a duty upon com- 
pound waters or fpirits, and for li- 
cenling the retailers thereof. 

Cap. 18. To afcertain the cuftom 
payable for com and grain import- 
ed \ for better afcertaining the price 
mid quantity of com and grain, for 
which a bounty is payable upon 
exportation ; for appropriating the 
fupplics granted in this fcifion of 



parliament ; and for giving further 
time to clerks and apprentices to 
pay duties omitted to be paid for 
their indentures and contrafls. 

Cap. ig. For regulating, well ordcr- 
'>ng» governing, and improving the 
oyfter filhery in the river Medway 
and waters thereof, under the au- 
thority of the mayor and citizens 
of the city of Roch'ejler in the coun- 
ty of JCp;//. 

Cap. 20. For the relief of infolvent 
debtors. 

Cap. 21. For the trial of murders, in 
cafes where either the ftroke or 
death only happens within that part 
of Great Britain called England. 

Cap. 22. For the relief of debtors, 
with rcfpc(ft to the imprifonment 
of their perfons. 

Cap. 23. For the better regulation of 
attornies and folicitots. 

Cap. 24. For the more efFedVual pre- 
venting bribery and corruption ia 
the ele6tions of members to ferve 
in pariiament. 

Cap. 2^. For the more effc<5lual pre- 
vcnnng, and further punilhment of 
forgery, perjury, and fubornation 
of perjury ; and to make it felony 
to ftcal bonds, notes or other fccu- 
rities, for payment #f money. 

Cap. 26. For making more effe<ftual 
feveral a<5ts paffed relating to wa- 
termen, wherrymen and lighter- 
men, rowing on the river T^ames^ 
and for better ordering and govern- 
ing fuch watermen, wherrjmen, 
and lightermen. 

Cap. 27. To enable her Majefty to 
be regent of this kingdom, during 
his Majefty's abfcnce, without tak* 
ing the oaths. 

Cap. 28. To revive the laws therein 
mentioned, relating to the import- 
ation of foreign brandy, and other 
waters and fpirits ; for importation 
of cochineal ; to continue feveral 
a<5^s for preventing frauds in the 
cuftoms ; for encouragement of the 
filk manufa<5lures of this kingdom ; 

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for making copper ore of the Bri- 
/^plantations an enumerated com- 
modity I for making perpetual an 
ad therein mentioned, for fuppref- 
fing of piracy ; for enabling per- 
fons prolecuted upon the Capias^ in 
relation to the running of goods, 
to defend in Forma Pauperis i for 
more effe6tual debarring of unlaw- 
ful games ; for licenfine retailers of 
brandy, and other didilled liquors, 
and for better regulation of liccrxes 
for common inns and ale-houfes. 

Cap. 29. To impower his Majefty to 
vifit the collegiate church or Man^ 
chefier^ during fuch time as thewar- 
denihip of the faid church is or 
(hall be held in Commendam with 
the bifhoprick of Chefter. 

Cap. 30. For making the hamlet of 
IVapping Supney^ in the parish of 
St. bwijian Stebunheatb^ alias Step* 
ney^ in the county of MiddUfex^ a 
diftind parifli, and for providing a 
maintenance for the minifler of the 
new church there. 

Cap. 31. For indemnifying perfons 
who have omitted to qualify them* 

' felves for offices or employments, 
within the time limited by law, 
and for allowing further time for 
that purpofe ; and for repealing fo 
much of an ad of parliament pafled 
in the firft year of his late majefty 
King Gitrgi the Firft, as requires 
perfons to qualify themfelves for 
offices or employments within three 
months, andfor limiting othertimes 
for fuch qualifications ; as alfo for 
the repeal of fo much of an ad 
pafled 30 Car. 2. as relates to the 
iwom fervants of the King's or 
Queen's majefty. 

Cap. 32. To impower his Majefty, 
his heirs and fucceiTors, during the 
IMt of Thomas Bambridge efq; to 
grant the office of warden of the 
priliNi of the Flett. to fucli.perfon 
or perfons at his Majefty fball 
tUnk ft i' and to incapacitate the 
ftid Tb9Wiat Bomhriigt to eojoy the 



faid office, or any other whatfbever. 

Cap. 33. For obviating any doubts or 
difficulties that may arife from ah 
ad pafled in the firft year of his 
prelent Majefty, intituled. An aa 
to explain and amend an aSf paffid in 
the thirteenth year of his laie Ma^ 
jefly's reigny intituled^ An ad for 
fale of fuch of the forfeited efbte» 
in that part of Great Britain called 
Scotland^ as remain unfold, and are 
vefted in the crown j and for de- 
termining fuch claims on the faid 
eftates, as, having been duly en* 
tred, remain undetermined. 

Cap. 34. For cftabli thing an agree- 
ment with feven of the lords pro- 
prietors of Carolina^ for the furren- 
der of their title and intereft in that 
province to his Majefty. 

Cap. 35. For the better prefervation 
of his Maiefty's woods in America^ 
and for the encouragement of the 
importation of naval ftores from 
thence ; and to encourage the im- 
portation of mafis, yards and bow- 
iprights, from that part of Great 
Britain called Scotland. 

Cap. 36. For the better regulation 
and government of feamen in the 
merchants fcrvice. 

Private A£ts. 
Anno 2 Georgii II. 

1. An ad to naturalize Peter Frere 
Brother/on. 

2. An ad for exemplifying the feveral 
wills and codicils of James hte earl 
of AngU/ey, and Joon late earl of 
Anglejey^ and for making the (ame 
evidence in all courts ot law and 
equity in iSreat Britain and Ireland. 

3. An ad to enable Tl^mas Seawen 
efq; and others, to make leafes of 
feveral manors and lands in Ccrft-- 
wally according to the cuftom of 
that county, and of the fevend. 
manors in which the fame do lie. 

4. An ad for naturalizing Peter La* 
pierre^ John Stephen Bemxet^ Stephen 

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TiiJJier^ Godfrey Schreviy and others. 
' 5. An aft for naturalizing John Jacob 
DilUnm^ Bridget Pollard^ and "John 
Elout. 

6. An a<5l for naturalizing James 
Pqffano. 

7. An adt for fale of two undivided 
fourth parts of the manor and lands 
of and in SteanOy in the county of 
Northampton^ the inheritance ot the 
right honourable the lady Mary 
Grey and Jemima Campbell^ and for 
laying out the money arifing by 
fuch fale in the purchafe of an en- 
tire eftate to be fettled to the fame 
ufes. 

8. An a<ft for fettling the eftates of 
John carl of Grandijon in the king- 
dom of Irelandy and James Fitz- 
gerald ViUiers efq; commonly call- 
ed lord VillierSy his fon and heir 
apparent, purfuant to an aCTeement 
made before, and in conaderation 
of, the marriage of the faid lord 
ViUiers with Jane his wife, 

9. An ad for Jelling part of the fet- 
tled dhtc (lying in the county of 
Lancajler) of Richard lord vifcount 
Mofyneux in the kingdom of Ire- 
landy for raifing money to difcharge 
his father's incumbrances thereon , 
and likewife for making provifion 
for his brothers and fifters, and for 
the payment of his own debts, and 
for fettling other lands as an equi- 
valent for the fame. 

10. An aft to enable Henry Chayt^r 
gent, to limit a jointure to a wife, 
and to let leafes for twenty one 
years of his eftate at Croft in the 
county of Tork. 

11. An a6t to enable Robert Cotef 
worth efq; to fell part of an cftare 
held by Icafe of the bifhop of /)//r- 
hamy for difcharge of his debts, 

12. An aft for the more cffcftiral 
putting in execution an aft of p:ir- 
liament made and paiTed in the 

■ twelfth year of the reign of his late 
majefty King George the Firil, in- 
tituledi An a^for the fait offeveral 



ejlates of Henry Grey efq\ in thi 
county ^Southampton, andfor fet^ 
tling other eflates of equal value in 
the counties of Berks and Wilts to 
the fame ufes. 

13. An aft to veil feveral meffuages, 
lands and tenements, in the parifti 
of Stoke Canony in the county of 
Devony in truftecs, to be fold for 
the payment of the debts BamfyiJ 
Rjodd efq; deceafed. 

14. An aft for vefting in Thomas 
Lamplugh clerk, and his heirs, the 
reftory of Felkirk in the county of 
Torky being leafchold for three lives, 
comprifed in his marriage fcttle- 
ment; and for fettling other fee 
fimple lands and tenements in /'c///?, 
in the fame county, of better value, 
in lieu thereof. 

15. An aft for vefting in truftees the 
feveral manors and lands therein 
mentioned, the cftate oi Henry Per- 
roty efq; in truft for him and his 
heirs, free from the charges of his 
marriage fettlement, on his fettling 
other eftates of greater value to the 
fame ufes, in lieu thereof. 

16. An aft for fale of part of the 
cA2ic of ff alter Radclijffi efq; in the 
counties of Devon and Somerfety and 
for fettling other lands of equal 
value, in the faid county of Devcn^ 
to the fame ufes, in lieu thereof. 

17. An aft for vefting all the lands 
and hereditaments in the county 
of Tipperary in the kingdom of /r/- 
landy late the eftate of Godfrey Boate 
efq; (late one of the juftices of his 
Majefty's court of king's bench, in 
that kingdom) deceafed, in truftecs, 
to be fdd for the pavment of the 
debts of the faid Godfrey BoatCy and 
for other purpofes. 

18. An aft for (ale of the eftate of 
IViUiam Carter efq; in the counties 
of Denbighy Flinty and Larnarvony 
and to fettle other manors and \'^\\^% 
in the county of Lincoluy of greater 
value, to the fame ufes. 

19. Aa aft for inclofing part of a com- 

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mon called Barnet Common^ belong- 
ing to the manor of Chipping Bar" 
net J in the county of Hertford^ and 
for vefting a certain annual rent 
charge in truftees, for the benefit 
of the poor of the parifii of Chipping 
Barnit for ever. 

20. An a6t for vefting the advowfon 
of the vicarage of Brafferton^ in the 
county of Tork^ in his Majefty, in 
exchange for the advowfon ot the 
vicarage of Bijhopthorp^ in the fame 
county, thereby vefted in the arch- 
biihop of York. 

21. An z& to enable ff^Uiam Grey- 
ham, fon of John Greyham^ late al- 
derman of Drogheda^ in the king- 
dom of Ireland^ to make leafes of 
fcveral parts of his eftate in the 
counties of Lowtb and Meath^ and 
in the county of the town of Dro- 
gheday for the better improvement 
thereof. 

22. An zSt for dividing and inclofing 
the common called El/dcn Common^ 
in the pari(h oiElJdm^ in the coun- 
ty of Northumberland. 

23.' An zA for exemplifying the lad 
will of Edmund Wameford efq; and 
for making the fame evidence in all 
courts of law and equity in Great 
Britain and Ireland, 

24. An a6i to enable Kinard de la 
Bere efq; committee of the eftate of 
Thomas Ridler efq; a lunatick, to 
ieU and difpofe of part of the per- 
fonal eftate of the faid lunatick, 
for the payment of his debts. 

25. An adt for inclofing Aldham and 
Bopie commons, belonging to the 
parifli of Hadleigh in the county of 
Suffolk^ for the better maintenance 

I otthe poor of the faid parifti. 

26. An adk to enable James Moore^ 
and his iflue male, to take the fur- 
name of Smytbe^ according to the 
Vfill of U^Uiam Smythe efq; deccaf- 
ed, and for vefting in truftees, two 
thoufand three hundred andfixteen 
poundsy fixteen (hillings and ten 
pencfe, SoutlhSea annuities, part of 



the eftate of the faid William Smythe^ . 
to be fold for the purpofes therein 
mentioned. 

27. An adt for confirming the Jn- 
clofure and divifion of the common 
fields and common grounds within 
the parifti of Thurnjcoe in the coun- 
ty of York. 

28. An adl for confirming exchanges, 
allotments, divifions and inclofures- 

. of lands in the parifti of Wick-Rif-^ 
Jington in the county of Gloucefter \ 
and for eftablifliing the payment of 
a yearly fum to the re6tor, and his 
fucceifors, in lieu of tythes, purfu- 
ant to agreements between Vincent 
Oakley efq; dcceafed ; and the other 
proprietors of the faid lands. 

29. An adl to enable Humfrey Wyrley 
Birch efq; and his heirs, and iftue 
male, to take and ufe the fumame 
of ffyrley^ purfuant to the deed of 
fettlemqnt madeon the marriage of 
Peter Birch doftor in divinity, with 
the daughter of Humfrey Wyrley 
efq; deceafed. 

30. An a<ft to enable Arthur Geoghe^ 
ganj alias Stafford^ efq; to lake up- 
onhim the furnameof 5/tf^rJonly. 
3I. An adt to diflblve the marriage 

of Thomas Cobb with Rachel KrebSj 
and to enable him to marry again; 
and for other purpofes therein men- 
tioned. 
32. An adl for naturalizing John 
JuUian and Ifaac Panchaud^ 

Anno 3 Georgii 11. 

Cap. I. For granting an aid to his 
Majefty by a land-tax to be raifed 
in Great Britain^ for the fervicc of 
the year 1730. 

Cap. 2. For puniftiing mutiny and 
defcrtion ; and for the better pay- 
ment of the army and their quar*- 
ters. 

Cap. 3. For providing a maintenance 

for the minifter of the parifti church 

of St. Mary Stratford BoWy in the. 

county of Middle/ex. 

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Cap. 4. For making more cfTedhial 
an aft paifed in the eleventh year 
of the reign of his late majefty 
King George the Firft, for repair- 
ing and widening the road from 
Sherbroei'Hill^ near Buxton and 
Chappie in the Fnth in the county 
oi Derby t > MmcbeJIer in the coun- 
ty of Lancajhr. 
Cap. 5. To enable his Majefty to 
prohibit any perfon or perfons, his 
Majefty^s fubjecSs, or refiding with- 
in this kingdom, to advance or lend 
any Aim or fums of money to any 
foreign prince, date, or potentate, 
without licence obtained from his 
Majefty under his privy (eal, or 
Tome ereater authority. 

Cap. 6» For making more effedlpal 
an a& palled in the twelfth year of 
the reign of his late majefty King 
Gewrge the Firft, for repairing the 
roads therein mentioned between 
Craekltf Bank in the parifh of Id- 
foU^ alias Shiffnall^ and the town of 
Shrew/bury in the county of Salop, 

Cap. 7. For continuing the duties 
upon malt, mum, cyder and perry, 

. in that part of Great Britain called 
Bngkmd'f and for granting to his 
Majefty certain duties upon malt, 
mum, cyder 9 pd perry , in that part 
of Gnat Britain called Scotland, for 
the fervice of the year 1730. for 

. exempting from the faid duties cy^ 
der and perry ufed for diftilling; 
for afcertaining the bounty for malt 
exported) for better preventing 
frauds in the malting of corn for 
exportation ; for making good the 
deficiency of a late malt a6l ; and 
for giving further time to clerks 
and apprentices to pay duties omit- 
ted to be paid for their indentures 
and contrails. 

Cap. 8. For the better regulating e- 
leAions Jti the city of Norwich^ and 
for prcferving the peace, good or- 
der, and government of the faid 
city. 

Cap. 9. For repairing the road lead- 



ing from a gate called Sbipjim Toll 
Gatty at Bridge Toitm, in the parifli 
of Old Stratfordy in the county of 
fVarwicky through Aldermnfier and 
Shipjlon upon S tower y to the top of 
Long Compton Hill in the iaid cou n ty . 

Cap. 10. For repairing the road lead- 
ing from Galley C^nr/r adjoioing to 
Enfield Chaje in the pariih of South 
Mims in the county of MiddUfexy 
to Lemsford Mill in the county of 
Hertford. 

Cap. 1 1. For reviving and amending 
an a6t made in the (ixth and fe- 
venth years of the reign of his late 
majefty King William the Third, 
intituled, Jn a£l to premnt exaffiom 
of the occupiers of locks and wears up^ 
on the river of Thames weftwardy 
and for afcertaining the rates ofwa* 
ter carriage upon the faid river. 

Cap. 12. For importing fait from 
Europe into the colony of NiW Tori 
in America. 

Cap. 13. For making, navigable the 

' river Stroudwater in the county qH 
Gloucejiery &om the Severny at oc 
near Framiloady to H^allbridge neai 
the town of Stroud in the lame 
county. 

Cap. 14. Forreducing the annuity 01 
fund of the united Eafi-India com« 
pany, and for. afcertaining theii 
right of trade to the Eaft^Indics. 
and the continuance of ttieir cor« 
poration for that purpofe, upon the 
terms therein mentioned. 

Cap. 15. For repairing and widening 
the road from that part of Chatham^ 
which lies next to the city of Rih 
cheflery to St. DunflarC% Crofs neai 
the city of Canterbury^ in the coun^^ 
ty of Kent y and for repealing fc 
much of a former a(^, as appro- 
priates part of the money arifin{ 
by the tolls or duties therein men- 
tioned, towards repairing the roac 
between the town of Chatham^ an< 
Boughtoti under the BhaUy in th< 
faid county of Kent. 

Cap.i6« For raifing five hundred anc 

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fifty thou&nd pounds by exche- 
quer bills, towards the fupply grant- 
ed to his Maiefty ; and tor the fur- 
ther application of the produce of 
the finkinc; fund $ for applying tiie 
arrears ot former land-taxes ; for 
appropriating the fupplics granted 
in this feflion of parliament ; and 
for giving relief with refpedt to an 
overpayment to the land-tax, for 
the year 1721. by the receiver ge- 
neral for the county of Sahp. 

Cap. 17. For making the hamlet of 
JLimibmifi^ and part of the hamlet 
of RatcUffiy in the pari(h of St. 
Dunfian Sietonhiaih^ alias Stipney^ 

. in the county of MddUfeXy a di- 
ftinA parifli, and for providing a 
maintenance for the minifter of the 
new church there. 

Cap. 18. For repairing the feveral 
roads leading into the city of Here^ 
ford. 

Cap. 19. For providing a mainte- 
nance fbr the minifter of the new 
chmrh near BUomfiwj Market in 
the caanty of MiddUjix I and for 
making more effedual an zA paf- 
fed in the fourth vear of bis late 
Majeft/s reign, tor impowering 
the commiffioners for building the 
fifty new churches, to direA the 
raifh church of St. Giles in the 
FiildSy in the faid county, to be re- 
built, inftead of one of the faid 
fifty new churches. 

Csq>. 20« For taking off. certain duties 
on (alt, and for making good any 
ckficiehcies in the funds, that may 
happen thereby ; and for charging 
the reduced annuity, payable to the 
Ei^'India company, on the aggre- 
gate fund ; and for relief of Mat^ 
theto Lyon executor of Matthew 
Petgt deceafed, in refped of the du- 
ty ft>r fait loft by the overflowing 
of the river Merty^ in the year 

Cap. ai. For repairii^ and amend- 
me the feveral roads leading from 
W^909ek^ through KiHinitm and 



Enfton^ to IbU Right Lane^ and 
ft'om Enjhw Bridge to Kaidington 
aforefaid, in the county ofOseon. 

Cap. 22. For amending theads there- 
in mentioned relating to the mak- 
ing of bricks. 

Cap. 23. For amending and making 
more effedual an zGt made in the 
fecond and third years of the reign 
of the late Queen Anm^ intitulS, 
An aSf for the erecting a workbouj'e 
in the eity ^ Worcefter, andfir/et- 
ting the poor on work then. 

Cap. 24. For making a nem road^ 
and for repairing and amending 
the antient road, between the towns 
of Wijbech and March^ in the ifle 
of Ely^ in the county of Cambridge. 

Cap. 25. For the better regulation of 
juries. 

Cap. 26. For the better regulation of 
the coal trade. 

Cap. 27. For explaining and amend- 
ing an adt made in the laft fefsion 
of parliament, intituled. An a&for 
the relief of debtor s^ with refpeH to 
the imprisonment of their perjins* 

Cap. 28. For granting liberty to car- 
ry rice from his Majefty's province 
of Carolina in Anurita diredlly to 
any part of Europe fouthwara of 
cape Finifterre^ in (hips built in 
and belonging to Great Britain^ 
and navigated according to law. 

Cap. 29. For continuing and amend* 
ing an a(5t for regulating the price 
and afsize of bread ; for relief of 
bankrupts, whofe certificates were 
not allowed before the expiration 
of a late aft (for the better prevent* 
ing frauds committed by bankrupu) 
for allowing further time for inroll- 
ment of deeds or wills made by 
papifts, and for relief of proteftant 
purchafers and lenees; and for 
making further proviflon concern- 
ing certificates relating to the fettle- 
ments of poor perfons, and the 
charges of maintaining and remov- 
ing certificated perfons. 

Capf 30. To put an end to certain 
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difputcs touching orders and de- 
crees made in the court of chan- 
eery.' 

Cap. 3t. For the admiflion and re- 
gulation of brokers within the city 
o(BriJiol. 

Cap. 3a. For enabling the judges of 
the Court of feffion in Scotlandy to 
make an adjournment of the faid 

' court; and for limiting the time 
for the execution of fentences im- 
porting corporal punifhmcnts, in 
. that part of the kincdom. 

Cap. '3*3. For provicfirig a maintc- 
nimce for the minifter of the new 
parifti church of St. Nicholas Dept- 
fordy in thfc counties of Kent and 
Surrey^ and for making the fame a 
diftinft pariih. 

Cap* 74. For repairing fevcral roads 
leiding into the town of Bridge- 
tuaur in the county of Somerfet. 

C^P* il* ^^^ making the a&s of the 
firft and feventh years of his late 
Majefty *s reign {for making the river 
Kennet navigable from Reading to 
Newbury in the county of Berks) 
more effedual. 

Cap. 36. For confirming a patent 
granted by her late majefty Queen 
jfnne to frilliam Trench efq; deceaf- 
ed, folt eredting a lighthoufe upon 
the ifland or rock called Skerries^ 
and for the better maintenance of 
the faid lighthoufe, and for making 
the duties granted for maintaining 
the fame perpetual. 

Cap. 37* To explain, amend, and 
render more effedtual an zSt made 
in the tenth year of liis late Ma- 
jefty's reign, intituled. An a^forre^ 
pairing the roads leading from Stump- 
Crofs, in the parijh of Chefterford 
in the county of Effex, to Newmar- 
ket>Hcath, and the town of Cam- 
bridge in the county of Cambridge, 
and alfo an a6t made in the eleventh 
year of his faid late Majefty's reign, 
intituled, An act for repairing part 
of the road from London to Cam- 
bridge, beginning at the end of the 



parijh ^Foulmire in the faid county^ 
next to Barley in the county ^t/' Hert- 
ford, and ending at the pavement in 
Tnimpington-Street, in the toivn 
^Cambridge. 

Private A£is. 
Anno 3 Georgii II. 

I. An aA for naturalizing Paul Tor- 

ras^ and others. 
2* An aft for naturalizing Herman 

Broyel 

3. An aft to inclofe divers commons 
and parcels of wafte grounds, ly- 
ing and being in the townfhip of 
Claughion^ in the parifh cXGarJlahg^ 
and county palatine of Lancajier, 

4. An aft for inclofing feveral com- 
mon fields, common meadows, and 
other commonable lands, in the 
pari(h of LilUngton in the county 
of fTarwick. 

5. An aft to confirm an agreement 
for indofing the common fields, 
downs, wafle and unindofed lands, 
part of the manor of Mxbury^ in 
the county of Oxon^ and for other 
purpofes therein mentioned. 

6. An aft for inclofing part of the 
wafle or common caUed Eaji ff^el- 
low Common^ belonging to the ma- 
nor and tithing of Eajf fVellow^ in 
the county of Southampton^ and for 
veiling a certain annual rent charge 
in truitees, for the benefit of the 
poor of the tithing of EaJi fVellow 
aforefaid for ever. 

7. An aft for inclofing and dividing 
the common fields and common 
grounds in the parifh of Horning* 
holdj in the county of Le'uejler. 

8. An aft for vefling the manor of 
Okeleyy and other lands in the coun- 
ty of Bucks y in truft for Charles lord 
Cadogan^ and his heirs, and for fet- 
tling other lands of equal value \n 
the counties of Oxon and Berks^ to 
the fame ufes, in lieu thereof. 

9. An aft for naturalizing Nicholas 
Lewis IVelly and others. 

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ijcfcrtion $ tnd for the better pay-* 
ment of the army and their quar- 



Op. 3. 7or repairing the roads lead^t 
mg from the moft fouthtrn part of 
JButi Lam in the pari(h of Lawton^ 

. in the county palatine of Chifttr^ 
to LawtmjZcA from thence to /for- 
jftif a Smithy upon Cranagi Grun in 
the fiiid county. 

Cap* 4* For granting an aid to his 
K^jefty by a land-tax to be raifed 

. ia Grict Britain for the fervice of 

.. the year 1731. 

Cap* 5- For the further application 
o€ the finking fund, by paying off 
One million of South^Sea annuities. 

Canw.6* To indemnify perfons who 
Oyrough ignorance of law ha?e o- 
mittedto qualify themfdves for 
employments or offices, by taking 

., the oaths^and making and lubfcrilH 
ing the declaration againft tranfub- 
Ibmtiation, and receivine the facra- 
Bcnt I and members ofcorporati- 
onsy who have negleded to take 
the oaths of office^ and perfons who 
have not read the Common Prayer^ 
and declared their afient and con- 

. fint to the fame, according to law, 
xtfon the terms therein mentioned. 

Cqp.7. To explain and amend an 
aA made in the third year of his 
Majeft/s reign, intituled, Jn a5l 
for thi bitter regulation of juries^ fo 

. fiir as the fame relates to the coun* 
tf oi MUdlefiM. 

Q9f. 8. For the more. effeAual re- 
pairing the road leadine from God- 
fim$)Kk the county of Surrey^ to 
tSgbgaii^ at the entrance into Jft^ 
down Fore/i in the parifh of Eaji 

, Gri^eadj in the county of Suffix. 

.Cap. (^ For raifing one million two 
bnndred thoufand pounds by an- 
nuitief , -and a lottery, in manner 
therein mentioned^ and for appro- 
oriating the fupplies granted in this 
Mfion of parliament, and for mak- 
ing forth duplicates of exchequer- 
bills^ bttcry-ticketsi and orders 



lofty burnt, or othcrwife deftns 

Cap. 10. To enable ideota and I1 
ticka, who are feifed or pofleflc 
eftates in fee, or for lirea, or u 
of yearsy in tnift* or by wa; 
mortgage, to make conveyac 
furrenders, or affignmenu of 
eftates. 

Cdp. II. For cootimiing the dui 
two pennies SeotSy or one fixth 
of a pennv/?/r/M(gv upon every 
pint of ale and beer that ftui 
vended or fold within the tow 
Dundee^ and privileges thereof 
paying the publick debts of 
faid town, repairing the harl 
there, and for other purpofes th 
in mentioned. 

Cap. i2« To continue the dutie 
'encoiinq;ement of the coinag 
money. 

Cap. i^ For the forther contin 
the outies granted by an a& p; 
in the parliament ofSeoiknd^ ii 
year one thouland fix huhdied 
ninety five, and oontttmed b 
aft pafled in the year one thou 
feven hundred and feven, for 
ing off the debts of the ton 
MerdetHj and for the other | 
lick ufes of the fiiid town. 

Cap. 14. To prevent frauds in 
revenue of exdfe, with refpe^ 
ftarch, cofiee, tea, and chocoi: 

Cap. 15. For importing from 
Majefty's plantations in Ami 
dire£frly into Ireland^ goods 
enumerated in any aft of pa 
ment. 

Cap. 16. To prevent the flealir 
linen, fuftian and cotton goodi 
wares, from fields, grounds, 
other places, ufed for whiter 
bleaching, or drying the Cunc 

Cap. 17. For repairing and kec 
in repair the pier or piers, and 
hour oiNewhaven in the coun 
Suffix. 

Cap. 18. To prevent counterfe 
the paifes commonly called A 
tvrraman paifles. 

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Cap. 19. For rt pairing and keepiM in 
repair the pier and harbour or //- 
fmitnAt in the county of IHvon. 
Cip.2a For rebuilding the parifh 
church of Grmnfmi^ in the county 
of Xflrty ss one of the fifty new 
dnrdies direAed to be built by 
two aAs of parliameoty one made 
ii Kbe ninthy and the other in the 
tenth year of the reign of her late 
aajdly Queen Amu. 
Cap. II. To explain a claufe in an 
aft made in the feventh year of the 
• iccn of her late owefty Queen ^jfi«/ 
[Jn mturalistiing firrigH prHeftants) 
vhich rdatcs to the children of the 
natural-bom fubjedts of the crown 
of Efiikttd^ or <» GrM Britmn. 
Cip. Up To explain and amend an 
aS pafled in the thirteenth ytskt of 
his bte Majefty's reign» intuuled, 
Jk Miffir amendif^ ibifeveral roads 
Ub^jfircm tbi litj «/&riftoK 
C^ at. Tor repairing the road lead- 
ing from OMMil tfff thi Htath^ in 
the coimty of Oxw^ to the quarry 
above Bmrtcm m th^ HiUj in the 
county of Glmuifiir. 
CapLa4. To explain and amend a 
daiife in an ad paflcd in the fecond 
year of his Majefty^s reign {for 
rnttxHg mart iffe£hial feveral aiis 
tmimg u watirmenj wberrymn^ 
mi ligbUrmiHj rowing on the river 
• Thames) ib far as the fame relates 
- 10 fcrry-boatSy and flat-bottomed 



Cipi 25. For confirming an agree- 
ment lately entred into between the 
• aayorsald^menandcitizensofthe 
• . city of Wmifttr^ and the guardians 
' ■ af die poor of the faid city, for con- 
tiouipg the bop-market of the faid 
ciqr la the workhoufe there ; and for 
s aanng the rieht of the faid mayor, 
\ 'aldannen and citizens, of keeping 
, . % kop-markeC in the iaid city, in 
. the guardians of the poor of the 
- Aid city, and their fucceflbrs for 



CifwaCb That all proceedings In 



courts of juftice, within that par^ 
of Gri<U Britain caUed England'^ 
and in the court of exoheouer in 
Scotland^ (hall be in the Engbjb lan- 
guage. 
Cap. 27. For further encouraging the 
manufacture of Britijb fail cloth, 
by taking off the duties and draw-* 
backs therein mentioned ; and al- 
lowing an additional bounty on 
Britijb made (ail*cloth exported; 
and for ftamping Britifi made fail- 
cloth with the name and place of 
abode of the maker. 
Cap. a8. For the more eflTedual pre- 
venting frauds committed by te- 
nants, and for the more ea/y re- 
covery of rents, and renewal of 
leafes. 
Cap. 29. For granting an allowance 
upon the exporution of Britifi 
made gunpowder. 
Cap. 30. For rendringmore eSeAual 
an w& made in the tbirdj yeas of his 
Majefiy's reign, intituled, .j^ aif 
for the better regulatim of tbi coal 
traics fo far as the fame relates to 
the preventing the inhancitMc the 
price of coals in the river Toamei 
by the keeping of turn in deliver- 
ing of coals there^ 
Cap. 31. For making more ei&Aual 
an act pafled in the thirteenth year 
of the reign of his late majefty 
King George the Firft, for repair- 
ing, widening and amending the 
roads from JVigan to Prejlon in the 
county of Lancafter. 
Cap. 32. For the more effedtual pu-» 
nifning (tealers of lead, or iron bars 
fixed to houfes, or any fences be- 
longing thereunto. 
C^P' 33' For obviating a doubt 
which hath arifen concerning the 
uiual allowance made upon the de<t 
livery of letters fcnt by the penny- 
poft to places out of the cities of 
London and Wcjiminfier^ and bo« 
rough of Southwark, and the re« 
fpedtive fuburbs thereof. 
Cap. 34, For repairing the road lead-* 

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delcrtkin $ tnd for the better pay-* 
ment of the army and their quar- 

. ters. 

Op. 3. For repairing the roads lead<t 
ing from the moft fouthern part of 
JBuii Law in the pari(h of Lawtortj 
m the county palatine of Cbifter^ 
to JLawtniy^od from thence to JUf/i- 
jftif a Smithy upon Cranagi Grten in 
the Aid county. 

Cap. 4* For granting an aid to his 
J5^ Iw a land-tax to be raifed 

. ia Grmt Britain for the fervice of 

. the year 1731. 

Cap. 5* For the further application 
of the finking fund, by paying off 
one million of South-Sea annuities. 

Gpipw6* To indemnify perfons who 
through ignorance of law ha?e o<- 
mitted to qualify themfelves for 
employments or offices, by taking 

f the oaths^and making and lubfcrilH 
ing the declaration againft tranfub- 
ifamtiation, and receivine the facra- 
Bcnt I and members of corporati- 
ons, who have negledted to take 
the oaths of office, and perfons who 
have not read the Common Prayer^ 
and declared their aflent and con- 

. fint to the fame, according to law, 
upon the terms therein mentioned. 

Cap. 7. To explain and amend an 
aA made in the third year of his 
Ma]efty*s reign, intituled, Jn a£l 
for the better regulation of juries^ fo 

. 6r as the fame relates to the coun* 
ty of AUddle/iM. 

C^. 8- For the more effeAual re- 
pairing the road leadine from God- 
Jtma in the county or Surre^y to 
tSgktttih ^ the entrance into Jfll^ 
dawn Fore/l in the parifh of Eajl 

. Grinfieadj in the county of Stiffex. 

Cap. <^ For raifing one million two 
hundred thoufand pounds by an- 
nuitiei, -and a lottery, in manner 
therein mentioned ^ and for appro- 

Eiating the fupplies granted in this 
Son of parliament, and for mak- 
ing forth duplicates of exchequer- 
bills^ bttcry-ticketsi and orders 



lofty burnt, or othcrwife deftroyed. 

Cap. 10. To enable ideott and luna- 
ticka, who are feifed or pofle^ of 
eftatea in fee, or for lirea, or terms 
of years^ in truft^ or by way of 
mortgage, to make conveyances, 
furrenders, or affignmenta of fuch 
eftates. 

Cap. 1 1. For continuing the duty of 
two pennies S£otSy or one fixth part 
of a penxiYJlerling^ upon every Seots 
pint of ale and beer that ftuU be 
vended or fold within the town of 
Dundee^ and privileges thereof, for 
paying the publick debts of the^ 
(aid town, repairing the harbour 
there, and for other purpofes there- 
in mentioned. 

Cap. 12. To continue the duties for 
encouragonent of the coinage of 
money. 

Cap. i^. For the further continuing 
the duties granted by an aft pailed 
in the parliament ofSeotlandy in the 
year one thoufand fix huhdred and 
ninety five, and conttntied by an 
aft pailed in the year one thou&nd 
feven hundred and feven, for pay- 
ing off the debts of the tow6 of 
JberdetHy and for the other pub* 
lick ufes of the faid town. 

Cap. 14. To prevent frauds in the 
revenue of excife, with refpeft to 
fbrch, coflee, tea, and chocolate. 

Cap. 15. For importing from his 
Majefly's plantations in jfrnerftay 
direftly into Ireland^ goods not 
enumerated in any aft of parlia- 
ment. 

Cap. 16. To prevent the flealing of 
linen, fuflian and cotton goods and 
wares, from fields, grounds, and 
other places, ufed for whitening, 
bleaching, or drying the (ame. 

Cap. 17. For repairing and keeping 
in repair the pier or piers, and har- 
bour of Newbaven in the county of 
Sufex. 

Cap. 1 8. To prevent counterfeiting 
the paifes commonly called Mdi^ 
Urraman paifles. 

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Cap. 19. For repairing and keeping in 
repair the pier and harbour or //- 
fariconAi 10 the county of Dfvon. 

Cap. 20. For rebuilding the parifh 
church of Gravffnid^ in the county 
of £01/9 as one of the fifty new 
churches directed to be built by 
two aAs of parliament, one made 
in the ninth, and the other in the 
tenth year of the reign of her late 
majefty Queen Amu. 

Cap. 21. To explain a daufe in an 
%& made in the feventh year of the 
reign of her late majefty Queen Anne 
(fir naturalizing finign priteftants) 
which relates to the children of the 
natural-bora fuUcAs of the crown 
of England^ or oi Great Britain. 

Cap. 32* To explain and amend an 
aft pafifid in the thirteenth year of 
his late Majeft/s reign, intituled. 
An aHfir ammditfg ibifeveral roads 
Itadmgfrom tba city ^Briftol. 

Cap. 23. For repairing the road lead- 
it^ from Cbatipil en the Heathy in 
the connty of Oxan^ to the quarry 
AafmBmurtm an. the HiUy in the 
county of Gknufter. 

Cap. 24. To explain and amend a 
daufe in an aft paflcd in the fecond 
year of his Majefty*s reign {for 
taaking m»n iffi£hial feveral a£ls 
relating t$ watirmcn^ wberrymcny 
end Ugburmin^ rawing m the river 
' Thames) fo far as the fame relates 
to ferry-boats, and flat-bottomed 
boats. 
Cap. 25. For confirming an agree- 
floent lately entred into between the 
nSBiyor, ald^men and dtizens of the 
city of JFirtiflery and the guardians 
of the poor it the faid city, for con- 
tinuing the bop-market of the faid 
drr in the workhoufe there ; and for 
vcfting the rieht of the faid mayor, 
aldermen and dtizens, of keeping 
. a bop-markel in the laid city, in 
the guardians of the poor of the 
faid dty, and their fucceiTors for 



Cap. 20^ That all proceedings ia 



courts of juftice, within that par^ 
of Great Britain caUed England^ 
and in the court of exdheouer in 
Scotland^ (hall be in the Enghjb lan- 
guage. 

Cap. 27. For further encouraging the 
manufacture of Britijb fail cloth, 
by taking off the duties and draw-* 
backs therein mentioned ; and al- 
lowing an additional bounty on 
Britijb made (ail-cloth exported; 
and for (lamping Britifi made fail- 
doth with the name and place of 
abode of the maker. 

Cap. 28. For the mOre effe^hial pre- 
venting frauds committed by te- 
nants, and for the more ea/y re- 
covery of rentss and renewal of 
leafes. 

Cap. 29. For granting an allowance 
upon the exporutioa of Britifi 
made gunpowder. 

Cap. 30. For rendringmon cSbAual 
an a6tmadeintbethiniyeacqf his 
Majefty's reign, intituled, ^ aif 
for the better regulation $f tba coal 
tradc^ fo far as the fiime relates to 
the preventing the inhandfM| the 
price of coals in the river itunnis 
by the keeping of turn in deliver- 
ii^ of coals there^ 

Cap. 31. For making more ef&dual 
an act paiTed in the thirteenth year 
of the reign of his late ma|e(ly 
King George the Firft, for repair- 
ing, widening and amending the 
roads from JVigan to Preflon in the 
county of Lancajler. 

Cap. 32. For the more effcAual pu« 
ni(ning dealers of lead, or iron bars 
fixed to houfes, or any fences be- 
longing thereunto. 

^^P* 33- ^^r obviating a doubt 
which hath arifen concerning tho 
uiual allowance made upon the de<t 
livery of letters fent by the penny-<* 
poft to places out of the cities of 
London and Wejiminfier^ and bo« 
rough of Southwark, and the re-> 
fpeAive fuburbs thereof. 

C^- 34« Foi^ repairing the road lead* 

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ing from the town of Fulham ixx the 
countjr of AftddkfeXy through /«/- 
ham nelds, to the great road near 
the pound at Hammerfmitb in the 
faid county. 

Private ASs. 
Anns 4 Gtorgii 11. 

I. An aft to enable Edward South- 
tvellttqi to take the oaths in this 
kingdom, ^d to qualify himfelf 
for the le^al enjoyment of the offi- 
ces of principal fecrctary of ftate, 
and keeper of the fignet and privy 
feal of the kingdom of Ireland. 

2« An a6t to naturalize Philip Jacob 
di Ntufoilk and others. 

3. An ad for inclofing the common 
fields,, and unindofed lands, lying 
Dvitfaln the manbr and parim of 
Bi/hops Toihbrooki in the county of 
WInvnci. 

4. An aA for enabling Richard Cla- 
ridlgtmx. and his ifliie, to take 
and life die furname of Turtur. 

5* An aA to naturalize Hiironymiu 
di SaUs efq; 

6. An ad for naturalizing Catharina 
Godelpbinj vife of the honourable 
H^Iluim Godolphin efq; commonly 
called marquis pf Blandford. 

7. An a£t to naturalize Mary Anne de 
la Fontaine^ vrife of Charks de la 
Fontaine of London^ merchant. 

8. An ad forvefting feveral manors, 
lands, and hereditaments therein 
mentioned, in James duke of Chan- 
doSj and his heirs, in purfuance of 
certain articles of agreement made 
on the marriage of his fon Henry 
Brydges efq; commonly called mar- 
quis of Carnarvon. 

9. An il& for inclofing and dividing 
the common fields and common 
grounds in the manor of Nuneaton 
and Attleborough in the county of 
jyarwick. 

10. An adt for exchanging, dividing, 
and inclofing ihe common fields, 
common meadows, and common 
wafte grounds, within the mar- 



nor of Prejibury in the county of 
Gloueefier. 

11. An a6k to enable John Shafto efq; 
to make a fuitable iettlement upon - 
any woman he (hall marry, and 
provifion for younger children. 

12. An a<5t for the fale of the eftate 
late of Mary Clayton deceafed, in 
the county of Buch (intailcd by 
her will) Xox payment of her debts 
and legacies charged thereon, and 
for laymg out the overplus of the 
monies, arifing by fuch fale, in the 
purchafe of other lands, to be fet- 
tled to the like ufes. 

13. An 2SL for naturalizing Ifaac La- 
eam^ Peter Korten and others. 

14. An z& for fale of an eftate of 
Charles duke of Grafton in the 
county of Surrey^ and to fettle other 
lands in lieu thereof. 

15. An ad for enabling the fale of 
feveral lands and hereditaments of 
Thomas Taylor and Maurice Shelton 
efquires, in the county of Suffolk^ 
and for fettling other lands of as 
great yearly value to the fame ufes. 

16. An adt for making divifions, in- 
clofures, and allotments of the open 
cornfields and paftures in the lord- 

' fhip of Catwick^ in the county of 
York^ and for fettling and eftablifli- 
ing the payment of a yearly fum to 
the redtor of Catwick atore(aid, and 
his fucceflbrs, in lieu of tythes, pur- 
fuant to a^ccment between the 
prefcnt reaor and proprietors of 

• the faid lands. 

17. An a A for exchanging the par- 
fonage houfe and glebe lands in 
Bifcathorpe in the county of Lincoln^ 
for other lands belonging to the 
lord of the manor, and for giving a 
recompence to the redtor in lieu of 
his tythes, to enable the lord of the 
manor to inclofe the common fields. 

18. An adt for inclofing, dividing, 
and exchanging the common fields 
and common grounds in the pa* 
ri(hes of Lower Slaughter znA Upper 
Slaughter in the county of Ghucejler. 

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19. An ad for dividing ahd inclofing 
divers parcds of commons and 
wafte grounds lying within the ma- 
nor 01 Weft Brmightm in the parilh 
of Domhridgt in the county of 
Derby. 

20. An aA for vefting certain eftates 
of Sir Hungerfird liofttins baronet, 
in truftees, to be fold for the raifing 
and paying his brothers and fifters 
portions, now remaining a charge 
upon his eftate, together with the 
debts and incumbrances of his fa- 
ther Sir J9hn HoJkinSj aSedting the 
fame. 

21. An z& for making and rendring 
efTedtual an exchange of eftates 
therein mentioned in the county of 
York J httY/ctn.. Lancelot lord arch- 
bi(hop of Toriy and Join Aijkbiej 
eiq; 

22. An aft to enable Frances Jrundell 
and George Henry earl of Litchfield^ 

fruardian of Mary Jrundell (an in- 
iant) during the minority of the 
faid Mary Arundellj to grant and 
iill up leafes of the eftates of the 
faid Frances and Mary Arundell in 
. the counties oi Cornwall and Derfet, 
23- An aA for exemplifying the will 
oi Henry late lord Herbert^ and for 
making the fame evidence in ail 
courts of law and equity in Great 
Britain and Ireland. 

24. An a6t for exemplifying the will 
of Nicholas Bagenall efq; and for 
making the fame evidence in ail 
courts of law and equity in Great 
Britain and Ireland^ and dominion 
of Wales. 

25. An a£t for confirming an agree- 
ment for exchanging of lands made 
between Edmund Halfey efq^ deceaf- 
ed, and the patron and vicar of 
Stoke Poges in the county of Bucks. 

26. An aS for felling part of the e- 
ftate of Thomas Player efq; for dif- 
charging the debts, legacies, and 
incumbrances therein mentioned. 

%*j. An %St for the fale of the eftates 
of Edward Standen efq; deccafed. 



at Arhorfield and elfcwhere, for dif- 
charging the debts of the faid £d^- 
wara Standen^ and other purpofes 
therein mentioned. 

28. An a£l for vefting ill trufiees tho 
eftate of Lucy Bowry widow, and 
John Bowry her fon, fituate in the 
pariihes of Edmonton and Tottenham 
in the county of Middlifix^ for the 
fale thereof, to difcharge the feveral 
incumbrances thereupon, and for 
other purpofes therein mentioned. 

29. An a£t for felling part of the e- 
ftate of Robert We/ih efcj; an the 
county of Lancqfler^ for raifing mo- 
ney to difcharge feveral debts and 
incumbrances of his father and 
brother^ and for other purpofes 
therein mentioned. 

30. An a6t to enable Reymundo Putt 
efq; to liciake and fill up leafes of the 
eftatelateofSirT^^mtfiPtf/zbaronet, 
deceafed , in the counties of DevoUj 
Dorfet^ and Somerfet. 

31. An adt for veiling in John IngUs 
(executor of George Heriet clerk, 
deceafed) certain lands in the coun- 
ty of Southampton^ mortgaged in fee 
by Charles Bulkley efq; to the tefta- 
tor, in truft for the porpofes there- 
in mentioned. « 

32* An a£t for enabling Godfrey Knel- 
ler Huckle gent, and the heirs of his 
body's to take and ufe the furname 
of knelter. 

33. An a<£b for naturalizing Errfi 
Bardewieck. 

Anno 5 Georgii II. 

Cap. I.* For continuing the duties 
upon malt, mum, cyder and perry, 
in that part of Great Britain called 
England'y and for granting to bis 
Majefty certain duties upon malt, 
mum, cyder and perry, in that part 
of Great Britain called Scotland^ for 
the fervice of the year 1732. 

Cap. 2. For puniihing mutiny and 
defeniou, and forthe better payment 
of the aripj antj tiietr qufvters. 

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Cap* 3* To encour^e and compel 
GiorgeRBbmfm dq; and John Thorn - 
fin to appear, and produce the 
K^ooks, and difcover the efFedlt of 
the Charitable Gnforation for relief 
of induftrious poor, hj afltfting 
them with fmall fums upon pledges 
at legal intereft; and to be examined 
thereopon at the times and places 
thorein knentioned. 

Oip. 4. For rebuilding the parifh 
«harch of Wmdwch in the county 
of Ktntj as one of the fifty new 
cburches diredled to be built by two 
aAs of parliament, one nukle m the 
ninth, and the other in the tenth 
year of tlie reign of her late maje- 
fty Queen Anne. 

Cap. 5. For granting an aid to his 
Majefty by a land tax to be raifed 
in Onat Britain for the fervice of 
the year 1731. 

Cap. 6. For reviving the duties on 
fait ioac the term therein mentioned. 

Cap. 7.^ For the moreeafy recovery 
of debts in his Majefty's plantations 
and colonies in America. 

Cap. 8. For providing a rccompence 

' to Sir Tbmas Lombc^ for difcover- 
ing and introducing the arts of 
making and working the three ca« 
pitdl Itatian engines for making or- 
ganzine iilk, and for prtferving 
tiie mvendon for the beneiit of this 
kingdom. 

Cap. 9. To explain an aA made in 
the laft feflion of parliament, inti- 

• -mled. An all for importing from his 
Majefl^i plantations in America, di- 
reHly into Ireland, goods net enume- 
rated in any a^ of parliamlnt^fofar 
as the laid adl relates to tin import a- 
Hon </ foreign I)cp5 into Ireland. 

Cap. 10. For repairing and amending 
the road leading from the town of 
Mmcbefler^ in the county palatine 
CflF Lancajter^ through the town of 
AJbton under Line, and the parifh of 
Mottram Longdendale^ and from 
thence to Salter s Brook in the coun- 
ter palatine of Chejler. 



Cap. ti. To enlarge the pier and 
harbour of Scarhreugh in the coun- 
ty of Tvrh 

Cap. 12. For amending and making 
more efFedual an ad; made in tl^ 
firft year of the reim of King James 
the Second, intituled. An additional 
a£l for the improvement of tillage. 

Cap. 13. For enlai^ging the term 
granted by an a6t made m the ele- 
venth year of the reign of his lata 
majefty King George the Firft, for 
rebuilding the pier and haxbour of 
Parton^ in the county of Cumberland. 

Cap. 14. For the better and more eafy 
rebuilding of the town of Tiverton 
in the county of Devonj and for 
determining differences touching 
houfes and buildings burnt down 
and demolifhed by reafonof the late 
dreadful fire there, and for the bet- 
ter preventing dangers firom fire 
for the future. 

Cap. 15. For rendring more effedhial 
an aA paiied in the thirteenth year 
of the reign of his late majefty King 
George the Firft, intituled. An a^ 
for improving the navigation of the 
river Ouze in the eounfy of York. 

Cap. 16. For the better and more 
eafy rebuilding of ttte town of 
Blandford Forum in the county of 
Dorjety and for determining dif- 
ferences touching houfes and build- 
ings burnt down or demolilhed by 
reafon of the late dreadful fire there. 

Cap. 17. For the further application 
of the finking fond, by joying off* 
One million t^ South^Sea nock; and 
for appropriating the fupplies grant- 
ed in this feflion of pariiaoient; 
and for making forth duplicates 
of exchequer bills, lottery tickets, 
and orders loft, burnt, or otherwife 
deftroycd. 

Cap. 18. For the further qualification 
of juftices of the peace. 

Cap. 19. To oblige the juftices of the 
peace at their general or quarter fef- 
fions to determine appeals made to 
them according to the merits of the 

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cife^ notwithflnding ddtdto of 
form in the original proceedings; 
and to ohiige [wrfons fuing forth 
writs oidrtUrari to remove or- 
dtfs made on fuch appeals into 
his majefty's court of King's 
baich,to give fecurity to profecute 
the lame with effed. 
Cap. ao. For the better regulation 
and government of pilots licenfed 
by the corporation or Trinity Houfi 
or Dipt fori Strond in the county 
oiKint^ and to prevent mifchiets 
and annoyances upon the river of 
Tbanus bdow London Bridge. 
Cap. 21. An additbnal z& for the 
encouragement of the woollen ma- 
nufa(£hire of this kingdom, by the 
more eflfedtual preventing the un- 
lawful exportation of the woollen 
manufa^ures of the kingdom of 
Inland to foreign parts. 
Cap. 22. To prevent the exportation 
of hats out of any of his Majefty's 
colonies or plantations in America^ 
and to reftrain the number of ap- 
prentices taken by the hatmakers 
in the faid colonies or plantations, 
and for the better encouraging the 
making hats in Great Britain. 
Cap. 23. For making void the feve- 
ral coatrafts for iale of the eftate 
dijamei late earl oi Derwentxvater^ 
to tyilUam Smith efq; and alio of 
the annuity of two hundred 
pounds dunng the life of Charles 
RadcUffi^ and the arrears thereof 
to Matthew IVhite efq; and the 
federal conveyances made in pur- 
fuanceofthefiune. 
Cap. 24. For encouraeinff the growth 
of coflbe in his Majeity'a planta- 
lioMixk Amtrks. 
Cap. 25. For makine procefs in 
courts of equity emdual agaiaft 
perfons who afaicond, and cannot 
be ferved therewith, or who re- 
f afe to appear. 
Cn. 16. For the effeAual repairing 
ne bighwayt between Dunftdbk 
waA JMiUffi in the county of 



Bedford^ by enlarging the term vA 
powers granted by two former wEtOy 
one of the nintn, and the other 
of the twelfth vear of the reign 
of her late Majeftjr Queen jbtm. 
Cap. 27. To explain, amend, and 
render more effeftual, an aA made 
in the twelfth year of the rdgn of 
his late Maiefty King Goorgo the 
Firft, intituled, jIn aa to fmrnt 
frivolous and vexatious arrdb. 
Cap. 28. For encouraging tlie(y^/»- 

land filhery. 
Cap. 29. For reviving an tEt made 
in the fifth year of the reign of his 
late majefty King George theFiri^ 
intituled,* An a^ for the hotter /r- 
euring the lawful trade of bis Aid' 
j€ft/sfubje£fs to and from the Eaft- 
aidies, and for the more effectual 
preventing all his MajeJIfs ft^eils 
trading thither under foreign oenn 
mijfionu 
Cap. 30. To prevent the commit- 

ting of frauds by bankrupts. 
Cap. 31. For appointing commit- 
fioners for taking, ftating and dc« 
termininff nil the claims and de- 
mands of the creditors of 7^ cha- 
ritable corporation for relief of induf-^ 
trious poory by ajjijiing them with 
fmall fums upon pledges at legal kite- 
rejl\ and of all perfons claiming 
any (hare or intereft in the ftock 
or fund of the faid corpQradon» 
and for enabling the faid corpora^ 
tion to name one perfon to be an 
aflignee under the refpeftive com* 
minions of bankruptcy awarded a« 
gainft George Robin/on and John 
Thomfon\ and for enabling the 
commiilioners ading under the 
faid commiflions of bankruptcy 
to proceed and enquire of the e- 
ftates, goods, and eiieds of tbe 
faid bankrupts, and to apply the 
fame; and to xAXx^^hnThem- 
fon\ father of the faid '^ohn Thom^ 
fm the bankrupt, to appear before 
the laid commiflioners of bank* 
ruptcy in Bnglend. 

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Cap. n. To rcftrain S\r Robert Sut^ 
ion knight of the bath, Sir Jrchi^ 
kdd Grant baronet, Denis Bond^ 
IFilUam Boroughs^ efquires, Richard 
If^ooleyy and Thomas IVarreny from 

J ping out of this kingdom for the 
pace of one year, and until the 
end of the then next feffion of 
parliament; and for difcovering 
their eftates and effcdls, and to 
prevent the tranfporting or alie- 
nating the fame; and to oblige 
IVilliam Squire to furrender him- 
felf at a time and place mentioned 
in the aA, and to give fecurity for- 

. his not going out of this kingdom 
for the (pace of one y%ar, and un- 

. til the end of the then next fef- 

- fion of parliament, and for difco- 
vering his edate and cfFedls, and 

- to prevent the tranfporting or a- 
lienating the fame; and for com- 
mitting the aforefaid Wtlliam Bur- 
roughs to t!he prifon of the Fleets 
until he (hall have complied with 

. <be directions of this ad. 

Cap. 33. To explain, amend, and 
render more efFe^al an a(5t paf- 
fed in the iirft year of his prefent 
Majefty's reign, intituled. An aSl 
for punijhing fucb perfins as /ball 
tvilfiilfy and maUciouJly pull down or 
deftroy turnpikes for repairing high^ 
VkiySf or locks or other works ere^ed 
^ authority of parliament for mak- 

. ing rivers navigable. 

Private Alls. 
Anno s Georgii II. 

I. An aft to naturalize Leonard Lock* 
• man efq; 

2» An aft to naturalize Agnes CoufJ^ 
maker. 

3* An aft to naturalize Thomas Ma- 
lan^ and ^ofeph Malan^ and others. 

4, An aft for veAing feveral manors 

-and hereditaments, the eftate of 

Montague earl of Abingdon^ in the 

counties of IVilts^ Oxon^ Bucks 

and Berks^ in truAces to be fold 



for railing money to difcharge debts 
• and incumbrances. 

5. An aft for fale of the manors of 
Kembli and Poole^ in the county 
of WiltSy late the cftate of Henry 
Poole efq; deceafed, for the pur- 
pofes therein mentioned. 

6. An aft for exchanging, incloiing, 
and reducing into fevcrality, fe- 
veral common fields, common 
nieadows, and wafte grounds with- 
in the manor and townftiip of £//• 
tie Kineton in the county of fFar- 
wick. 

7. An aft for advancing and apply- 
ing four thoufand pounds, part of 
the portion of dame Anne Drake^ 
wife of Sir Francis Henry Drakt 
baronet, and for leafing out cer- 
tain lands and hereditaments in 
the county of Devon for lives, ac- 
cording to the cuftom of the 
country. 

8. An aft for veiling the conduits, 
fprings, and waters in HydePark^ 
in truftees for the benefit of his 
Majeily. 

9* An aft for the exchange of the 
right of prefentation to the refto- 
ry of IFimborne AUballows^ and 
vicaridge of Loders in the county 
of Dorfety and for uniting the rec- 
tories and pari(hes of Iflmborfu 
St. GileSy and IVimborne Allhallows. 

.10. An aft for enlarging the church- 
yard of the parifli of Paddington in 
the county of Middlefex. 

II. An aft for enabling Richard lord 
vifcount Molefworih and his bro- 
thers to make leafes for lives, or 
years determinable upon. lives, re- 
newable for ever, or to make grants 
in fee-farm of a piece of ground in 
the city oi Dublin. 

11. An aft for fale of certain ma- 
nors, woods, wood-lands, and o- 
ther lands, and hereditaments, in 
the counties of Bucks^ Hertford 
and Bedford^ part of the eftate of 
Sir William Stanhope knight of the 
batby^ and. for fe.ttluig other lands 



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in the cofunty of Wanviciy of greater 
yearly value, to the fame ufcs, and 
for other purpofes therein mention* 
ed. 

13. An adt for making effedhial an 
agreement between Sir Ralph Hare 
and his brothers, for raifing money 
upon part of his intailed eilate, and 
for fettling other lands not intail- 
ed, of greater value, in lieu thereof. 

14. An zA to impower Sir Robert 
Fkmefe baronet, to transfer and 
pay unto Richard Edgecumbe efq; 
certain government fecurities and 
money therein mentioned, and for 
iiettling lands of equal value upon 
the fame trufts. 

15. An a£l for fale of part of the 
eftate of Sir IVilliam Gerrard baro- 
net, a lunatick, for payment of bis 
debts and other purpofes therein 
Bientioned. ' 

x6. An aft for vefting part of the 
eAate oS John Lambe efq; in truftees 
for raifing money to difcharge fcve- 
ral mortgages, and other debts and 
incumbrances therein mentioned. 

17. An 9& for making leafes of the 
eftate late of Thomas Strangeways 
efq; and Elizabethj late duchefs of 
Hamiltofi^ his fifter (bqth deceafed) 
and for applying the money arifing 
thereby for the purpofes therein 
mentioned. 

18. An ad for fale of the eftate of 
n§mas AfiUbell deceafed, lying in 
the county of IVoirwick^ for pay- 
ment of the debts charged there- 
upon, and for making provifion 
for his widow and infant children. 

19. An z€t for raifing money out of 
the eftate late of Surtees Smnbume 
dq; deceafed, for compounding 
anid paying the portions charged 
thereon to hi$ younger fons fflUiam 
and Retert Swinburne, and for pay- 
ing the debts of Cuibbert Swinburne 
efq; deceafed. 

ao. An act for fale of the real eftate 
hte of Robert Abbot efq; deceafed, 
for difchar^ng his debts and in- 
cumbrances, and for making a pro* 
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vifion for his widow and only Ton. 

21. An ad for redifying fome mif- 
takes in a fettlcment made by John 
Congrrjt efq; and vefting his feat 
and eiiatc in Sir eft on in the county 
of Stafford^ in truftecs to be fold 
for better clearing his debts, for 
which his eldeft fonftands engaged, 
and purchafing another eftare more 
fuitable to the occafions of his fa- 
mily to be fettled in lieu thereof. 

7^1. An adl for vefting certain lands 
and eftates in the counties of Staf- 
ford^ Leicefler^ Rutland^ and North* 
ampiOHy late the eftates of Sir Eufe* 
bius Bofwell baronet, deceafed, 'in 
truftees to be fold for the payment 
of his debts. 

23. An adt for exchanging of certain 
lands between Henry Bromley^ efq; 
and the mafter, fellows, and Scho-^ 
lars of Pembroke Hall in the uni- 
verfity of Cambridge. 

24« An a(5t to cftablifti and confirm 
an agreement made between %A// 
fTeft efq; on the behalf ot hit 
daughters Mary JVefl and Fra^Kei 
IVefl infants,. Sir Francis Vyvyan 
baronet, and Mary Erifey, and to 
render the fame effectual. 

25. An adt for charging the fettled 
eftate of Join Francis clerk, with 
the payment of his father's debts 
and legacies, and for fenling ano-. 
thcr eftate of greater value to the 
ufes of his marriage fettlement. 

26. An a<£l for vefting two undivided 
fourth parts of the manor of Grea* 
tham^ and of other lands and here- 
ditaments in the county of Suffix^ 
the eftate of Barbara Mill and 
Frances Mill fpinfters, in truftees, 
to enable them to join in the fale. 
of the faid intire manor, lands, and 
hereditaments, for raifing portions 
for them and their two filters. 

27. An ad for felling part of the 
eftate of Jofeph Gace efq; for dif- 
charging feveral debts and incum* 
brances affeding the fame. 

28. An ad for fale of the eftate of 
Sir IVilliam Mgria baronet in Pad-- 

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JloWy in the county of Cornwall^ 
and for fettling another eftate of 
better value to the fame ufes in 
lieu thereof. 

29. An adl to veft in Mary Hall wi- 
dow, certain copyhold lands in the 

• manors of Bedlington and Chejler en 
U Jbrtet^ in the county oi Durham^ 

: to fell the fame, and thereby to per- 
form the trulls mentioned in the will 
of Jnne Hancock widow, deceafed. 

30. An adt for fupplying a defedt in 
a conveyance lately made by Charles 
Uoydkmot^znd Sarah his wife, and 
Charles Lloydy junior, and Jane his 
wife ; and for the fale of certain lands 
in the county o( Montgomery^ for 
raifing three thoufand pounds, ^nd 
fix hundred pounds, and for other 
purpofes therein mentioned. 

31. An adl for inclofing and dividing 

• a common pafture ground called 
Momes Leaze, fituate and lying in 
the parilh of Purlion^ alias Pirton^ 
in the county of jyilts. 

3a« An aA for confirming the ex- 
changes, inclofures, and divifions 
of the common iields,' common 
meadows, common grounds, and 
commons, within the parilh of 

: Stcttintctt in the county of JVihsj and 

; for other purpofes therein men- 

« tioned. 

334 An adt to enable the commifTion- 

r ers of his Majefty*s treafury, or the 
lord high treafurer for the time 

- bein?, to compound with Thomas 
TcmhnSy cafhier to the late com- 

. milTioners for licenfing hawkers, 
pedlars, and petty chapmen, for an 

. arrear he (lands charged with to 
the crown. 

34. An aft to naturalize Nicholas 
Haijman, 

35. An ad to naturalize Jof^ph Gut- 
nandy David Dumouchell and others. 

' • ~ • ■ —— ^— ^— — • 

Anno 6 Georgii II. 

Cap. I. For continuing the duties 
upon malt, mum, cyder and perry, 
in that part of Great Britain called 

. England I and for granting to bis 



Majefty certain duties upon 'malt, 
mum, cyder and perry, in that part 
of Great Britain called Scotland^ for 
the fervice of the year 1733. and 
for giving further time to clerks 
and apprentices to pay duties o^ 
' mitted to be paid for their inden- 
tures and contracts. 

Cap. 2. To allow a further time to 
John Thomfon to appear land pro- 

- duce the books, and difcover the 
cffefts, of The charitable corporation 
for relief of wdujlrious poor^ by afpft- 
ing them with fmall fums upon pled^eSy 
at legal inter efl^ and to be examined 
thereupon at the times and places 
fixed in the bill, and for allowing 
tlie faid John Thomfon a proportioa 
. out of the effefts of the faid cor- 
poration, which he (hall difcover, 
and for preventing fraudulent le* 
leafing or a(rigning any debt due, 
from George Robinfen^ or the fai4 
John Thomfon^ or cither of them. 

Cap. 3. For punifhing mutiny and 

■ defertion ; and for the better pay- 

mentof thearmyand their quarters. 

Cap. 4. To indemnify perfons whQ 
have omitted to quality themfelves 
for employments or offices by ta- 
king the oaths, and making and 
fublcribing the declaration agaioft 
tranfubflantiatioQ, and receiving 
the facrament,' and allowing them 
further time for that purpofe. 

Cap. 5. For allowing further time for 
the ir.'-Qtment of deetls and wills 
made by papifts, and for relief of 
protcftant purchafers and leilfees. 

Cap. 6. For obviating a doubt which 
may arife upon an adt made in the 
fourth year of his prefent Majefty's 
reign, intituled. An a^ that all p^^ 
ceedings in the courts ofjuflice within 
that part of Great Britain called 
England, and in the court of exche* 
cuer in Scotland, fiall Se in the 
Englifh language^ fo fer as the fame 
doth or may relate to the court of 
the receipt of his Majefty's excbe- 

. quer, or to any members or bran- 
ches thereof. 

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For the free importation and 
rtation of diamonds, pearls, 
s, emeralds, and all other 
s and precious ftones. 

For rcbuildinjr the parifh 
:h of St. Georg€ the Martyr^ in 
lorough of Scut!.ivari^ m the 
ty of Surrey^ as one of the fifty 
churches dirc/ted t j be built 
wo ads i.»f [jarliamenv, one 
! in tilt iiinth, "he oiiier in the 
year ot the reign of her late 

Qiieen Anne. 

o explain and amend two 
of parlian^L-nt, one made in 
wehtli,* af'd the other in the 
cnth year of his late Majefty's 
, for making naviy:ablc the 
Dun in the county of Tork^ 
For the better perfefling and 
taining the faid navigation, 
or uniting the I'everal propric- 
thcrcof Into one company, 
I. For granting an aid to his 
(ly by a land-tax to be raifed 
*eat Britain^ for the fervice of 
car 1733. 

. For providing a mainte- 
i for the miniftcr of the new 
:!i of Hcrjlydown^ in the bo- 
I of Smthwarkf in the county 
rrr/y, and for making the di- 
afligned to the fame a diftindt 
i,and for other purpofes there* 
mtioned. 

,. For ercfting piers in and for 
ring and keeping in repair the 
>ur of Little Htimpton called 
del Port in thecounty of ^tt^;*?. 
[. For the better fecuring and 
jraging the trade of his Ma- 
8 fugar colonies in America. 
1^ For the more efFedual pre- 
ng frivolous and vexatious ar- 
, and for the more eafy recovery 
!bts and damages in the courts 
«at feflions in the principality 
Si&iyand in the court of aflize 
le county palatine of Chefler^ 
or the obviating a doubt which 
Iriftn upon an adt made in the 
b year of his prefent MajeOy't 



reign intituled. An aHy that all frO" 
ceediftgs in courts ofjujlice^ within that 
part ofGrtzt Britain re/Z/^^England, 
, and tn the court of exchequer in Scot- 
land, /hall be m the Englifh Ian- 
guagej fo far as the fame act doth 
or may relate to the courts of juf- 
tice holden within the faid princi- 
pality, and for explaining and a- 
mending the faid a(5l. 

Cap. 15. For making more offedlual 
an ad paffed in the eleventh year ' 
of the reign of his late majefty 
King George the Firft, for repairing 
the roads therein mentioned, from 
the pari (h of Enfield in tlie county 
of middlefexy to the town of Hcrt^ 
ford^ ana to the great bridge in 
Jf^arej in the county of Kertjord^ 
and for amending the road from 
the faid great bridge to the fouth 
end of the great bridge at JVadei 
MilU and from the great road at 
Chejhunt^ to the weft end of Small Lea 
Bridge inthefaid county of Hertford. 

Cap. 16. For repairing the roads lead- 
ing from a place called Saint Johns 
Bridge in the county of Ber Its ^ to a 
place called/5^^/t/ inthe faid county. 

Cap. 17. For repealing an a6t for lay- 
ing a duty on compound waters or 
fpirits, and for licenfing the retail- 
ers thereof, and for determining 
certain duties on French brandy, 
and for granting other duties in lieu' 
thereof, and for enforcing the laws 
for preventing the running of bran- 
dies. 

Cap. 18. For continuing a duty of 
two pennies Scots, or one fixth part 
of a penny fteirling, upon every Scots 
pint of ale and beer brewed and 
fold within the town of LinlithgoWy 
. and liberties thereof, in the county 
of ffe/l Lothian, for paying the 
debts of the faid town, and othef^ 
purpofes therein mentioned. 

Cap. 19. For making a chapel in the 
town of Tiverton in the county of 
Devon^ a perpetqal cure, and for 

' providing a maintenance for the 

miniften who Ihall officiate therein. 

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Cap. 20. For enlarging the term and 
powers granted by an adt pafled in 
the tenth year of the reign of her 
late majefty Queen Anm^ intituled, 
Jm a£l for thi baiter repairing and 
amending the road leading from Ipf- 
. wich to Cleydon, and the road called 
the Pye Road, in the county of Suf- 
folk, and for amending the roads lead- 
ing from Yaxley Bull through Eye, to 
Lanthorn Green in thefaid county. 

Cap. 21. For providing a mainte* 
nance for the reiSor of the new 
church near Old-Jirtet^ in the paridi 
of St. Gilii Cripplegate^ and for 
making that part of the (aid pari(h 
which is called The lordjbip part a 
diftind pariih, and for impowering 
the coramiflioners for building of 
the fifty new diurcbes, to apply a 
fum of money to wail in the laid 

• church and church yard, and to 
ereA a houfe for the habitation of 

. the redor of the faid church, out 
of the money appropriated for the 
endowment of the (aid fifty new 
churches. 
Cap. 22. For filling up fuch part of 
the channel of Bridewell- Dock and 
Fleet-Ditchy as lies between Hoi- 
horn Bridge and Fleet-Bridgej and 

. for converting the ground, when 

filled up, to the ule of the city of 

London. 

(pap. 23. To explain and amend an 

a6l made in the feVenth and eighth 

. years of the reign of King ffiUiam 
the Third, intituled, jfn aSi for the 
further regulating elections of members 

' to ferve in parliament^ and for the 

• preventing irregular proceedings of 
fieriffs and other officers in the ekit- 
ing and returning fuch member i^ fo 
far ai the fame relates to the holding 

. of county courts. 

Qip. 24. For the more efie<Shial re- 
pairing the roads leading from 
t/^adeS'A£ll in the county of /£rr/- 
fordy to Barl^ and Rogjlon in the 
faid county. . . 

Cap. 25. For enabling bis Majeffyto 



out of the finking f\]nd, for thf f 
fcrvice of the year 1733. and for 
the further difpofition of the faid 
fund, by paying oflFone million of 
South-Sea annuities $ and for ena- 
bling his Maje(hr, out of the mo- 
nies arifen bv (ale of the lands in 
the iiland of St. CbriJIopher^ to pay 
the fum of eighty thoufand pounds^ 
for the marriage portion of the 
princefs royal, and ten thoufaod 
pounds to the truftees for eftablifli- 
ing the colony of Georgia in Jme- 
riea ; and for making good all de-y 
ficiencies and charges, by taking of 
broad pieces into the mint out of 
the coinage duty ; and for appro- 
priating the fupplies granted in this 
feflion of parliament ; and for iffii- 
ing to the fubdean, treafurer, and 
fieward of the collegiate church of 
St. Peter IVefimnfter^ out of the 
monies referved Tor building fiifty 
new churches within the cities of 
London and Wefimivfler^ and the 
fuburbs thereof, and for making 
provifions for the minifters of the 
fame, four thoufand pounds for the 
repair of the faid collegiate church, 
and twelve hundred pounds for fi- 
nifhing the dormitory belonging 
. thereunto. 

Cap. 26. To prevent the coining or 
. counterfeitinganvofthegoldccutts, 

commonly callecl Broad Pieces. 
Cap. 27. To explain and amend «D 
adt made in the fecond year of his 
prefent Majefty's reign, intituled^ 
Jn a^ for the better regulation of 
attornies andfolicitors. 
Cap. 28. For the converting a fur- 
ther part of the capital ftock of thi 
South-Sea company into annuitk^ 
redeemable by parliament^ and for 
fettling the remaining part of the 
faid dock in the laid company. 
Cap. 29. For the better regulation of 
laftage and ballaftag^ m the river 
Tbame^. 
Cap. 30. To recover and preserve the 
navigation of the river Dee^ in the 
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I. For the relief of pariflies^ 
other .places, from fuch charges 
lay anfe from baftard children 
I within the fame. 
I. To enable c^ain, perfons 
ropound the papers importing 
« the laft will, codicils, and 
mentary fchedules of Richard 
^M late of Southwick in the 
ity of Southampton efq; deceaf- 
n the prerogative court oiCan- 
\ry^ and to fue for adminiftm- 
with the fame annexed* 
3. For the further encourage- 
c of the whale fifhery carried 
jy his Majefty*8 Britijb fub« 

^ For reviying fo much of 
ift made in the nrft year of his 
sfty's reign, intituled. An aR 
Ugiflrips coming from places in- 
i m§ri effect ualfy to perform their 
mtine^ and for the better pre^ 
mg the plagtu being brought from 
jn parts Into Great Britain or 
nd, or the ifies of Guemfey, 
y, Aldemey, Sark or Man, 
to hinder tie fpreading of in- 
W) as relates to the performing 
aarentine, and preventing the 
idine of infcAi^n, and to ena- 
Us Majefty to prohibit corn- 
re with any country or place 
Sed with the plague, for a tfer- 
time therein limited. 
5. For appointing commiflSon* 
to examine, ftate and report, 
of the fuflferers in The chari- 
eorporaiion are objeAs of com- 
on, according to the defcripti- 
therein mentioned; and for 
ig relief to fuch fufferers ; and 
nfordDg the laws made againft 
gn lotteries s and for impow- 
; the faid commiflioners to hear 
determine the claims of fuch 
ilors and proprietors of the faid 
onrion, ts have not made their 
DS mthin the time limited by 
ft made in the laft fellion of 
for takings ftatmg and 
iff tbi eJaims and de-^ 



mands of the creditors of the faidcor^ 
poratioHy and of all terfons claiming 
any /bare or inter ej in the ftock (fr 
fund of the faid corporation. 

Cap. 36* For making effedlual fuch 
agreement as (hall be made between 
the charitable corporation for re- 
lief of induilrious poor, by aflUl- 
ing them with fmall fums upoil 
pledges, at legal intereft, and their 
creditors. 

Cap. 37. For making perpetual the 
feveral a6b therein mentioned, for 
the better regulation of juries, and 
for impowerin^ the juftices 6[ fef- 
fion or affixes (or the counties pala- 
tine of Chejiery Lancafier^ and jblrr- 
ham^ to appoint a ipecial jury in 
manner therein mentioned, and for 
continuing the aA for regulating 
the manufadure of cloth, in the 
Weft-Riding of the county of Tork 
(except a claufe therein contained) 
and for continuing an aA for the 
more efFedlual punifhing wicked 
and evil difpofed perfons g(Mng 
armed in difguife, and for other 
purpofes therein mentioned; and 
to prevent the cutting or br^iking 
down the bank of any river, or 
any fea-bank, and to prevent the 
malicious cutting of hop-binds; 
and for continuing an adt made in 
the thirteenth and fourteenth years 
of the reign of King Charles the 
Second, for preventing theft and 
rapine upon the northern borders 
of England', and for reviving and 
continuing certain claufes in two 
other afts made for the fame pur- 
pofe. 

Cap. 38. For enlarging the time for 
exportation of tea. 

Private ASs. 

jtnno 6 Georgii U. . 

t. An 9& for inclofing feveral large 
common fields within the parifhes 
of fVel/boume Haflings and Nevoid 
Pacjy in the county of Warwick. 

a. An aA for exemplifying two mar- 
riage lettkments, made on the mar* 
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. riagc of Ifenry Jate carl of Thomond^ 
find t^c prefen t earl of Thomond^ and 

. for making the farne evidence in all 
courts of Jaw and equity in Inland. 

3. 4^n ad for dividing and inclofing 
the common fields, and common 

. peadowsy in the pariih of Barfion 
in the county of JVarwici. 

4^ An z& for difcharging divers lands 
and hereditaments, at Aberton in 
the county of Worcejler^ part of the 
pftatc of Francis Sheldon efq; a la-# 
natick, from the trufts of a former 
adl of parliament, made. for pay- 
ment of the debts of the faid Fran- 
cis SbildoKj and for vefting another 
eflate of the faid lunatick in the 
county of Gloucefter^ in truftces for 
the faipe purpole, 

5» An a<a to naturalize Jvjlus Gerhard^ 
PaulU HofpitaU William Chrijlian 
Hamburger^ and others. 

6. An a£t for inclofing and dividing 
the common fields and common 
grounds, lying if) the manor and 
parifh of Chippm Warden in the 
county of Northampton^ 

7. An a<St for inclofing and dividing 
the conimon fields and common 
grounds in the tithing of Buck- 
land Netvtony Mineterne Parva^ and 
JCnowli in the parifli of Buckland 

Uiwton^ alias Buckland Abbas^ in 
the county of Dorfet. 
3. An ad for dividing and inclofing 
the hamlet of Afton Magna in the 
parilh of Brockley in the county of 
Wereejler. 

9. An a6t to enable the lady yif- 
countefs Gage^ and her truftces, 
and Thomas IVhorwood efq; to pur- 
f4iafc lands of inheritance with the 
money arifing by fale of their eftate 
jn the county of Bucks. 

10. An aft for fale of the manors of 
Kidderminjler Borough^ and Kidder- 
ntififiit Forren^ part of the intailed 
cftate of William lord Abergavenny^ 
and for laying out the money arifing 
by fucb fale in the purchafe of ano- 
ther eftatc to be fettled to the faine 
pfe^ 



11. An ad for vefting divers landf 
and tithes in Hotborpe in the coun- 

. ty of Northampton^ the eftate late 
of Griffith Davies deceafed, and of 
Arthur Dagget^ in iruftees to fuch 
ufes, as the manor of Hothorpe a- 
forefaid ftands fettled, and for other 
purpofes therein mentioned. 

12. An ad to confirm articles of 
agreement entred into between 
Archibald Hamilton efq; commonly 
called lord Archibald Hamilton^ and 
others, and George earl of Maccks- 
fields and others, truftees of a chari-' 
ty, for vefting in George earl of 
Urkneyy and his heirs, certain lands 
in the county of Berksy to the fcvc- 
ral ufes, and upon the trufts^there^ 
in mentioned. 

13. An ad to enable William Wid- 
drington late lord Wiidrington^ to 
fue or maintain any adion or fuit, 
notwithftanding his attainder, and 
to remove any difability in him, by 
reafon of his faid attainder, to take 
or inherit any real or perfonal e- 
eftate, that may or ftiall hereafter 
defcend or come to him, or which 
he was intitled unto in reverfion or 
remainder, before his attainder. 

14. An ad to explain and amend an 
ad paflTed in the firft year of the 
reign of his late majefty King 
George the Firft, intituled. An aa 
/or vejiing the honour and ejlate of 
John duke <>/* Atholl in James Mut^ 
ray {commonly called lord James Mur- 
ray) after the death of the faid duke, 

15. An ad for fal^ of part of the 
paternal eftate of Waltkam Savory 
efq; comprifed in his marriage fet- 
tlement to difcharge the incum- 
brances on other the more valuable 
pans of his eftate in the fame fet- 

• tlement comprifed, for the benefit 
of his ifiue by Mary his late wife. 

16. An ad for rendring more ufc- 
ful, and preventing the inconveni- 
encies likely to arife from a cove- 
nant in the marriage fettlemimt 
made by George Pitt «fqi and for 

. making goqd an4 efifedual t)\% a- 

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* greements, limitations, and pro- 
vilions made by the parties for that 
purpofe, contained in an indenture 
of fettlement lately made. 

17. An adl for fale of part of the 
cftate of Thomas Prejlwood efq; in 
the county of Devon^ for difcharg- 
ing an incumbrance afFedting the 
fame, and other purpofes therein 
mentioned. 

J 8. An a<^ to enable Thomas Warden 
efq; and the heirs of his bodv, and 
the feveral other perfons tnerein 
named, and the heirs of their re- 
fpedlive bodies, to take and ufe the 
fumame of Sirgifon^ as therein 
mentioned. 

19. An aA for impowering Sir John 
Tynti baronet, and Charles Tynte 
efq; and their fons refpe<5tively, to 
make leafes of theeflates comprifed 
in the late Sir Hafwtll Tynte ^ fet- 
tlement, for lives or years determi- 
nable on deaths, according to the 
cuftom of the country. 

20. An a£t to enable Thomas Erie 
Drax efq; an infant, and others, to 
grant leafes of feveral manors and 
lands in the county of IVtlts^ in fuch 
manner.as is therein mentioned. 

21. An aA to diflblve the marriage 
of Sir J An Rudd barr. with LeUue 
Vaughan^ and to enable him to 
marry again, and for other pur- 
poies therein mentioned. 

22. An 2& for fettling the eftate of 
Thomas Bazvtry late of Bo/Ion in the 
county of Tori efq; deceafed, in his 
fumame and blood, and making his 
will more etfeAual for that purpofe. 

23. An 2A for dividing the fite of tho 
late diflblved monaliery of Bella- 
landa^ alias Bylandj and divers mcf- 
fuages, lands, tenements, and he- 
reditaments, in the county of Tori:, 
amongft Thomas Holies duke of 
,N€W€ajlUy Philip Dormer carl of 
Chiji€rfieldy and Gervaje Scrope efcj; 

»• in the manner therein mentioned. 

24. An ad for explaining and amend- 
- iog part of an aA made in the fc- 
-> ..ffjind year of the rei^ of his pr^- 



fcnt Majefty, intituled, Jn aff for 
inclofmg Aldham and Boyne Com- 
mons, belonging to theparrjh ^Had- 
leigh in the county of Suffolk, for 
the better maintenance of the poor of 
the faid parijb, 

25. An zt\ to naturalize Jean Legier 
Lamotte^ and George Godfried Ha-- 

JenfclUr. 

26. An adl for confirming an ex- 
change agreed to be made between 
ff^illiam czcl Cowpery and Sir George 
Oxenden baronet, of certain lands 
and hereditaments in the county 
of Kent. 

27. An Z&, to enable Richard C^ild 
efq; commonly called lord Caiiic- 
main, and the heirs of his body, 
and fuch other perfons, who by 
virtue of a fettlement made by 
Frederick Tylney efq; deceafed, ihall 
be in the poffeflion of the cftates 
therein limited, to take and ufe tho 
furnamc of Tylmy. 

28. An a6l to enable the feveral per- 
fons claiming under the will or 
codicil of Robert late lord Bingley^ 
when they fliall be intitled to the 
eftates comprifed therein, or di- 
rected to be purchafed thereby, to 
make leafes for one and twenty 
years, at the beft improved rents, 
without taking lines. 

29. An aft for vcfting part of the 
eftate of Charles Cholmondeley efq; 
in the county of Chejler^ in tru- 
ftees, to be fold to raife money for 
the payment of debts, and other 
purpofes therein mentioned. 

30. An ad for making certain arti- 
cles of agreement, cntred into by 
Thomas Jjhctcn efq; in behalf of his 
fon Thomas AJbetouy an infant, 
touching the eftate late of Robert 
Chclmof'dihy of Hslfcrd in the coun- 
ty of Chejlcry efq; obligitory on the 
(uid infant, and vcfting the faid 
eftate in truftces, to be folJ for the 
purpofes theicin expidTcd. 

31. An aft for enabling Richard 
Dowdefivell efq; to raile money by. 
i^le or mortgage of his eftates in 

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the counties of Glouccjler and JVor* 
icfiir^ to pay off the portion of his 
niece jfnne/f lid/ theyounger,charg- 
ed thereon. 

32. An aA.for vcfting part of the 
fettled cftates of Anthotiy HenUy efq; 
in truilees, to be fold for difcharge 
of the fevcral debts and incum- 
brances afFe<fting the fame ; and 
for making a further feparate pro- 
vifion for the ladj EHzabitb his 
wife, during their joint lives. 

33. An aa for felling part of the fet- 
tled cftate of David Roberts efq; 
for difcharging the debts and in- 
cumbrances of himfelf and his late 
father; and. for fettling an equiva- 
lent for the fam^?, for the benefit of 
the feveral perfons claiming under 
his marriage fettlement. 

34. An aft for veftins in traftees the 
unsettled eftates of JVtlliam Bran^ 
don deceafed, to be fold for pay- 
ment of a debt due from him to 
the crown; and for applying the 
refidue of the money arifing by 
fuch falc for the benefit of bis 
family- 

35. An aft for enabling truftees to 
make leafes of certain mefliiagcs, 
houfesand buildings, m Mark- Lane 
in the city of London^ the eftatc of 
George Harveft^ an infant. 

36. An aft for reftoring Bazil Hamil- 
ton in blood. 



Jnno 7 Georgii II. 

Cap. I. For continuing the duties 
upon malt, mum, cyder, and per- 
ry, in that part of Great Britain 
called Englmd\ and for granting to 
his Majefty certain duties upon 
malt, mum, cyder, and perry, in 
that part of 6reat Britain called 
Scotland^ for the fefvice of the year 
one thoufand feven hundred and 
thirty four ; and for making fonh 
duplicates of exchequer bills, lot- 
tery tickets, and orders, loft, burnt, 
or otherwife deftroyed. 

Cap.i. For punilhing mutiny and 
dcfcriionj and for the better pay- 

5 



ment of the army and their quarters. 

Cap. 3* For exhibiting a bill in this 
prelcnt parliament, tor naturalizing 
his h'ighnefs the prince of Orange. 

Cap. 4. For naturalizing the mod 
ferene prince IVilUam Charles Henry 
Frifo^ prince oS Orange and Naffau. 

Cap. 5. For enlarging the term and 
powers granted l>y an aft pafled in 
the fixth year of"^ the reign of his 
late majefty King George the Firft, 
intituled. An aStfi^ laying a duty of 
ifiM pennies ScotBf or one Jv^th part 
efa pent^fterlingy upon every pint of 
ale or beer thatftkill be vended or fold 
within the town of Montrofe, and 
privileges thereof for fupplying the 
faid town with frejh water ^ and for 
other purpofes therein mentioned* 

Cap. 6. For granting and cominuine 
the duties upon fait, and upon red 
and white herrings, for the further 
term of feven years ; and for li- 
cenfing the erefting new refineries 
of rock fait in the counties of EJfex 
and Suffolt. 

Cap. 7. For granting an aid to his 
Majefty by a land-tax, to he mifed 
in Great Britain^ for the fervicc of 
the year one thoufand feven hun- 
dred and thirty four. 

Cap. 8. To prevent the infamous 
praftice of ftock-jobbing. 

Cap. 9. To explain and make more 
efFeftual the laws in being, to ob* 
lige the pofleflbrs of lands adjacent 
to common highways, to cut and 
keep low fuch hedges as are ad- 
joining to the faid highways. 

Cap. 10. To indenmify perfons who 
have omitted to qualify themfelves 
for imployments or offices^ by ta- 
king the oaths, and making and 
fubferibing the declaration againft 
tranfubftantiadon, and receiving 
the facrament, and to allow them 
further time for that purpofe ; and 
to enable the vice-chancellor of the 
univerlity, and mayor of the town 
of Cambridge^ to aft as juftices of 
the peace for the county .of Cam" 
bridge^ notwithfianding the aft for 

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the further qualification of juftices _ off the bonds of the &id company, 



of the peace- 
Cap. I j« For the application and dif- 
. pofal of the ^due of the money 
railed by vray of lottery, on the 
credit of an aft nuule in the laft 
feflion of parliament) for the relief 
of fuch fufierers in |he charitable 
corporationt as are objefts of com- 
paffion, according to the defcripti- 
ons therein mentioned. 
Cap. 12* For enabling his Majefty 
. to apply the fum of one million 
. two hundred thoufimd pounds out 
of the finking fund, for the iervicc 
of the year one thoufand feven 
hundred and thirty four; and fer 
appropriating the lupplies granted 
in this feiOion of parliament. 
Cap. 1^. To enable his Majefty to 
contmue aiyl fettle an annuity of 
five thoufand pounds on the prin- 
cefs royal durii^ the term of her 
natural life» in cafethe (hall furvive 
his Majefty. 
Cap. 14. For afcertaining the duties 
upon arrack, and for giving fun^er 
time to derks and apprentices to 
pay duties omitted to be paid for 
. their indentures and contrafts. 
Cap. 15. To fettle 1k}w far owners of 
ftiips (hall be anfwerable for the 
aAs of the mailers or mariners. 
Cap. 16. For the better regulating the 
eleftion of members to ferve in the 
houfe of coounons, for that part 
of Great Britain called Scotland \ 
and for incapacitating the judges 
' of the court of felfion, court of 
jofiidary, and barons of the court 
of exchequer in Scotland^ to be 
cleAed^ or to fit or vote as mem- 
bers aS the houfe of commons. 
Gap. 17. To explain an ad pafled in 
. the laft ieffion of parliament) inti- 
. tnled. An a& fir the convirtif^ a 
• jkrtbtrtart §fibe eapiUiiJieck:eftbe 
. SaMx-'&aL cempanj int0 annuities re^ 
' dmmM ijf faftiament^ and fir fit- 
: itiBtf tbi ertamimng part af the fiid 
/aek in thiMd tempat^^ (o hx as 
- d» UA m relates to the payii^ 



Cap. 18. For the revival of an a'A 
made in the thirteenth year of the 
reign of his late majei^ King 
George theFirft, intituled,^ afffir 
the free imtortatien efcocbinedl during 
the time therein limited ; and aUb for 
the free importation of indico. 

Cap. 19. For the more effeSual pie- 
venting the clandeftine importation 
of foreign hops into Great Britain 
and Ireland^ and to prevent the 
adulterating 6x fophifticating of 
hops to alter the coloiir or feent 
thereof. 

Cap. 20. For the more eafy redemp- 
tion and foredofure of mortgages. 

Cap. 21. For the more effeAual pu- 
nilhment of ailaults with ioteotto 
commit robbery. 

Cap. 22. For the more effeftual pre- 
venting the forging the acpeptanco 
of bills of exchange, or the num- 
bers or principal fums of account- 
able receipts for notes, bills, or o- 
ther fecurities for payment of .mo<* 
ney, or warrants, or orders for pay- 
ment of money, ordelivery of gooas. 

Cap. 23. For raifmg the militia of 
that part of Great Britain called 
England J although the month's pay 
formerly advanced be not repaid ; 
and for making the militia within 
the fame more ufeful. 

Cap. 24. Fpr granting to Samuel 
Buckley^ citizen and ftationer of 
London^ the fole liberty of printing 
and reprinting the hiftories of 73»- 
anus^ with additions and improve- 
ments, during the time therein 
limited. 

Cap. 25. To explain and amend an 
a6t pailed in the eleventh year of 
the reign of his late majefty King 
George the firft, inticuled^^f/iiS^/^r 
tke bitter regulating the mamfi^ure 
9faotk in tbeWc& Riding '^ the 
tountyo/Yovii. 

Cap..«6. .For continuing^ explain- 
ing, and making m^^iefie^ual 

; two.,a!^ of parliarqeot^ one Qf (he 
third, and the other of tbe.ejg^th 

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year of the ragn of hi« late ma- 
jcfty King George the Firift, For re^ 
pairing toe highways from the /iveral 
places in the Jmd aits mentioned^ to 
Highgate gatehoufe and Hampftead 
in the e$tmty of M\AA\titx\ and for 
amenJSng the roads from the font h 
end of the fund tomnrf Hampftead, 
U thefifriherendofDMXVovL^ Lane 
w the f^fi ^Hcndon ; and for re- 
pairing otitr roads therein mentioned^ 
Ipng in theparijb of IDingion in the 
/aid county. 

Cap. 27. For ttiaktng the church of 
Bablack in the city of Coventry a 
parifh church, and for appointing 

' a diftriA or parifh thereto; and for 
enabling the mailer and ufher of 
the finee grammar fchool within the 
faid city, to be the re6h>r and lec- 
turer of the faid parifh church. 

Cap. 28. To extend the navigation 
of the river Weaver from Jf^nsford 
bridge to the town of Namptwich^ 
in the county of Chefter. 

Cap. 29. For making more eSedtual 
an zA pafled in the thirteenth year 

- of the reign of his late majefty 
King George the Firft, intituled. An 
a^ for the more effeilual amending 
the highways leading from Royfton 
in the county ^Hertford, to Wands- 
ford Bridge in the county ^Hunt- 
ingdon, fo far as the fame relates 
to the amending that part of the 
road as lies between a place called 
the fiT>itePo/iupoa Mtenbury Hil/y 
and' fVanisford Bridge in the faid 
county of Huntingdon^ called The 
North Divijion. 

Private J£ls. 

Anno 7 Georgii II. 

f . An aA to naturalize John Mat- 
thew Buttnerj John Lewis Kragueli- 
usjcmd others. ' 

2. AnaA for confmning the inclo- 
fure divifion, and exchanges of fe- 
veral lailds alid grounds lying in 
the common fields of tVooUeJihorpe 
near Beivrir caftle in the f ounty of 
Uncobi* 



3. An aA to enable Robert DakSell 
late earl of Carnwath^ to fue or 
maintain any aAion or fuit, not* 
withftanding his attainder, and to 
remove any difability in him by 
reafon of his faid attainder, to take 
or inherit any real or perfonal e- 
ftate, that may or (hall hereafter 
defcend or come to him. 

4* An aA to enable fp^alter Caherley 
efquire, now called Blaekett efquirc, 
and'his iflue male, to take and ufe 
the fumame of Blaekett only, pur- 
foant to the will of Sir mlliam 
Blaekett baronet, deceafed. 

5. An aA for vefting certain lands 
and tenements lying contiguous to 
the citadel of P/ymouthf being the 
eftate of ff^Uiam Strode^ ^n infiant, 
in truftees, in order to fell and con-^ 
vey the fame to or for the ufe of 
his Majefty. 

6. An aA for fupplying an omiflion 
in a former aA of parliament, to 
enable Richard earl of Burlington 
10 grant leafes of ground behind 
Burlington houfc. 

7. An aA to enable the truftees and 
executors of the laft will and tefta- 
ment of John Vanden Bampde efq ; 
deceafed, to lay out part of the 
faid teftator's truft eftatein the pur- 
chafe of fecurities affeAing the 
marquis of Annandalis eftate in 
Scotlundj and carrying intereft after 
the rate of five pounds per centum 
per amtuwy to be afligned to the faid 
truftees, to and for the fame ufes 
and trufts, as by the faid will are 
declared of and concerning the faid 
truft eftate. 

8. An aA for vefting in Sir Theodore 

^'unjjen knight and baronet, and 
is heirs, the remainder in fea 
fimple, now in the crown, expec- 
tant on the determination of cer- 
tain eftates tail, of and in the ma- 
nor and advowfon of Ower Moigne^ 
in the county of Dorfety and feve- 
ral lands und hereditaments to the 
fame manor belongingi 
9* An-aAfop enabling nottus SeawetL 

efquire^ 



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erquire, and others, to fell an e- 
ftate in Ireland^ fettled by Sir Wil- 
Ham Stawin's will, and fettling ano- 
ther eAate, purchafed by the faid 
Thomas Scawtn in Efiglaridy of great- 
er value, to the fame ufes. 

10. An adt for fale of the manor of 
Haps/ord'in the county of ff^arwiciy 
for raifing money towards difcharg- 
ing the debts and incumbrances of 
of Elizabeth late dutchefs of Hamil^ 
ton and Brandon j deceafed. 

11. An aA for difcharging a certain 
piece of ground called The Pijlhaufi 
Fields from certain charitable trufts, 
and for fettling another piece of 
ground of equal extent, and in a 
more convenient place, upon the 
fame trufts. 

12. An adt for veiling certain houfes 
in Blechinglyxn the county of 5«rr/y, 
late the cftate of Gtorgi Evefyn efq; 
deceafed, in Charlts Boone efquire, 
and for fettling another eftate of 
greater value on the daughters and 
coheirs of the faid George Evefyn^ in 
lieu of and exchange for the fame. 

13. An adt for vefting part of the e- 
ftate, late of George Evelyn efquire, 
deceafed, in the county of Surrey^ 
in truftees, in order to fell and con- 
vey the fame to Charles Boone 
efquire, purfuant to an agreement 
for that purpofe. 

14. An adt for incloiing the common 
or wafte called Ughtwood Foreft^ 
otherwife Cockncge Banks and Blur- 
ton Common^ in the manor and 
parifh of Trentbam in the county 
of Stafford. 

15. An ad for confirming and mak- 
ing. efTedtual feveral articles of a- 
greement made for indofing and 
dividing the common iields of 
Great CUybrooki^ and Little Cley^ 
brooie in the county of Uiccjler., 

16. An tA for confirming a convey- 
ance of divers lands and heredita- 
ments in the county of Durham^ 

• late the eftate of John Morland 
efquire deceafed, for payment of 
: }us de^a and iocumhrancea. 



17. An acl for fale of the manor, 
farm, and lands of Encombe in the 
county of Dorfet^ part of the eftate 
ofjckn CuUiford efquire deceafed,' 
for payment of the debts and in- 
cumbrances charged upon and af- 
fedting the fame. 

18. An adt to enable Jofeph Wjndham 
efquire and his iffue male, to take 
and ufe the fumame of AJhe^ pur- 
fuant to the laft will and teftament 
of dame Mary AJhe. 

19. An adl to naturalize Anne Judith 
Brijlowe wife of John Brijfowe c- 
fquire. 

20. An adl to naturalize Bartold BtdL 

Anno 8 Georgii IL 

Cap. Y. For continuing the duties 
upon malt, mum, cyder, and perfy, 
in that part of Gheat Britain called 
England y and for ganting to his* 
Majefty certain duties upon malt, 
mum, cyder, and perry, in that 
part of Great Britain called Stotland^ 
for the fervice of the year one thou- 
fand feven hundred and thirty five. 

Cap. 2. For puni(hing mutiny and 
defertion ; and for the better pay- 
ment of the army and theirquarters. 

Cap. 3. For repairing the roads from 
the town of Manchefler^ leading 
through Ncwtony Fail/worthy and 
Oldham y in the county palatine of 
Lancajiery to Aujlerlandsy in the 
parilh of Saddletuorthj in the county 
of nrk. 

Cap. 4. To indemnify perfons who 
have omitted to make and fubfcribe 
the declarations contained in the 
adt of uniformity of the thirteenth 
and fourteenth years of King 
Charles the Second within the time 
limited by law ; and for allowing 
further time for doing thereof. 

Cap. 5. For enlarging the. term and 
powers granted by an adl made ii^ 
the twelfth and thineenth year of 
the reign of her late majefty Queen 

. Anney intituled. An aS for repairing 
and amending the highways between 
the town or village ofTixtmtoTf and 

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tbi mofi northim part of Talk on 
the Hilly in Butt Lane in the county 
,i/Stafford. 

C^p. 6. For the publick regiftring of 
all deeds, conveyances, wills, and 
o^er incumbrances,, that (hall be 
tnade of, or that may affed, any 

. honors, manors, lands, tenements, 
or hereditaments, within the North 
Riding of the county of Tork^ after 
the nine and twentieth day of Sip- 
iembir^ one thoufand feven hun-> 

. dred and thirty fix. 
Cap- 7- For repairing ai>d widening; 
the road from the town of Rochdale 
in the county palatine oiLancaftery 
leading over a certain craggy 
mountain called Bkckftone Edge^ in 
the fame county, and from thence 
to the towns or Halifax^ and Ea- 
land in the county of Tori, 

Cap. 8. For enlarging the term and 
powers granted by an acft pafled in 
the feventh year of the reign of his 
late majefty King George the FirA, 

. for. repairing the road from Saint 
Giles's pound to Kilbourn Mdgt in 

: the eountyofM\ddk(tx^andforpaV' 

. ing that part of the road ealled Ox- 
ford Street. 

Cap^ 9« For continuing and making 
more effeftual an a^TpaiTed in the 
firft year of the reign of his late ma- 
jcfty King George the Firft, intitu- 
led, AnaBfor repairing the highways 
through tbi fever al parijbes ^ Saint 
Michael, Saint Alban, Saint Peter, 

. Shenley Ridge, and South Mims, 
in the eounties of Hertford and Mid- 
dlefex} and for continuing the 
commiflioners authorized to put 
the faid adi4n execution. 

Cap* 10. For lengthening the weft 
1^ of the hart^nr of ff^iibyj in 
the county of Torky and for im- 

; proving the faid harbour. 

Gap* !!• For enabling his Majefty 

' to apply the fum of one million out 
of the finking fund, for the fervice 
of the vear one thoufand feven 
hundrecl and thirty five. 

Cip. lau For granting and continu- 



ing the duties upon (alt, and upon 
red and white herrings, for the fur- 
ther term of four years ; and for 
giving further time for the pay- 
ment of duties omitted to be paid, 
for the iiMientures and contracts of 
clerks attd apprentices. 

Cap. 1 3. For the encouragement of the 
arts of defignine, engraving, tod 
etching hiftorical and other prints, 
by ve£ng the properties thereof in 
the inventors and engravers, dur- 
ing the time therein mentioned. 

Cap. 14. For prolonging the time for 
claiming the fortunate tickets in 
the Charitable Corporation lottery, 
and for makingproviiion for tickets 
in the faid lottery, loft, burnt, or 
otherwife deftroyed. 

Cap. 15. For the better regulating the 
nightly watch and bedels,within the 
two parifties of Saint7<(20i^i and Saint 
George Hanover Square^ within the 
liberties of the city of WeJlnonjUr. 

Cap. x6. For the amendment of the 
law relating to adions on the fta- 
tute of Hue and Cry. 

Cap. 17. To indemnify perfons who 
have omitted to quabfy themfelves 
for offices and employments with- 
in the time limited bylaw, and for 
allowing further time for that puv- 
pofe. 

Cap. 18. To continue fome laws 
therein mentiooed, relating to the 
encouragement of the making of 
(ail cbth in Great Britain^ and for 
eicouragement of the filk manu- 
radures of this kingdom. 

Cap. 19. To continue an ad pafled 
in the third year of his prefent Ma^ 
jefty's rei^, intituled. An ait for 
granting hberty to carry rice from his 
Majefiys province ^Carolma in A- 
mcTiczydireiffytoanypart ofEuropCj 
fouthwardof Cape Finifterre, in Jbips 
tuilt in J and belonging to Great Bri* 
tain, and navigated according to law\ 
and to extend that liberty to his 
Majefty's province of Georgia in i#- 
merica. 

Cap. 20* For sendering Ao laws. 

more 



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more effe^hial for punifhing fuch 
perfons as (hall wiltully and mali- 
cioufly pull down or deftroy turn- 

{>ikes for repairing highways, or 
ocks, or other works erected by 
a6t of parliament for making rivers 
' navigable, and for other purpofcs 

therein mentioned. 
Cap. 21. To continue fcveral laws 
therein mentioned, for the better 
regulation and government of fea- 
men in the merchants fervice; for 
the regulating of pilots of Dover^ 
Deal^ and the ifle of Thanet ; for 
preventing frauds in the cuftoms, 
and to prevent the clandeftinc run- 
ning of goods; and for making 
copper ore of the Brhljh planta- 
tions an enumerated commodity. 
Cap. 22. To enable fVtlliam Macien- 
»>, late earl of Seafort, to fue or 
maintain any adion or fair, not- 
withftandtng his attainder, and to 
remove an^ difability in him by 
reafon of bis faid attainder, to take 
or inherit any real or perfonal e- 
ftate that may or (hall hereafter de- 
fcend or come to him. 
Cap. 23. For granting an aid to his 
Majefty by a land tax to be raifed 
in Great Britain^ for the fervice of 
the year one thoufand feven hun- 
dred and thirty five. 
Cap. 24. To explain and amend an 
aft paffid in the fecond year of the 
reign of his prefent Majefty, inti- 
tuled, Anadlforthi relief (f debtors 
with TifpeB to the imprijonrrunt of 
ibeir perfons. 
Cap ly To indemnify proteftant 
purchafers of eftates of papifts, a- 
gainfl the penalties or forfeitures 
papiftt are liable to for not having 
inrolled their eflates, in purfuance 
of an lA of the third year of King 
Gimrgt the Pirft, for that purpofe.. 
Cap. a6. To enable the prefent and 
totnre proprietors and mbabitants 
of the houfes* in LincoWs Inn Fields 
in the county oxMiddlefex^ to make 
a rate on themfelves, for raifing 
Aoncy fufficient to^indofe) dtanj 



and adorn the fame fietds. 

Cap. 27. For rebuilding the pari(h 
church of Saint Leonard Sborediub 
in the county of Middlefex. 

Cap. 28. To explain and make more 
efTedtual the fcveral adls made and 
pafled for repairing the highways 
leading to Hfghgate Gatebou/ef and 
Hamp^ead in the county of Middle^ 
fex^ (6 far as the fame relate to the 
ftatute work to be done upon the 
faid highways, or compofitions to 
be made in lieu of the fame* 

Cap. 29. For tlie application of the 
rents and profits of the edates for- 
feited by the attainders of James 
late earl of Derwentxjuater and 
Charles Radclife. 

Cap. 30. For regulating the quar- 
tering of foldiers during the time 
of the ele<ftions of membcn to ferve 
in parliament. 

Private ASs* 
Anno 8 Georgii 11. 

1. An a£l forn^iurzlizm^ Savniet En^ 
gelf John Peter Blafuiere^ and others. 

2. An adt for enabling the two young- 
er fons of John duke of Kutland^ 
by Bridget late dutcheb of Rutland^ 
and their refpedtive children, pro* 
geny, and iflue, to take and ufe the 
furname of Sutton^ purfuant to the 
will of Robert lord Lexington de- 
ceafed, and in fuch manner aa is 
therein mentioned. 

3. An aft to enable John Cbilde 
efquire, commonly called lord 
Cq/ilemain^ and the heirs of Jiis 
body, and fuch other perfons, 
who by vinue of a fettlemcnt made 
h^ Frederick Tylne^^ efquire^^deccaOKl, 
fhall be in poiTeUion of the eftsues 
therein limited, to take and ufethe 
furname of Tylney. 

4. An adt for exchanging lands be- 
tween the earl of Peterboraugbp and 
the provbft and fchohrs oi Juan's 
College in Oxford. 

5. An a<a for fale of the cftate of 
Henry late lord Carleton in the 
counrjrof O^Kv;?, and for laying out 

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the money arifing by fuch fale in 
the purchafe of anotlier efiate in or 
near the county of Wilts j to be 
fettled to the like ufes. 

6. An ad to enable Hugh Hume 
Campbell^ commonly called lord 
Pclwartb, to fell lands in Ejfcx^ 
fettled by his marriage anicles, and 
with the money arifing thereby to 
purchafe other lands of like value, 
to be fettled to the fame ufes. 

y. An ad to enable Sir Charles Gil- 
fnour baronet, to fell part of the 
lands and baronies of Crcigmillar 
and Nither Libberion for payment 
of debt j>, with which the faid eftate 
(lands charged and incumbered. 

8. An aft for vefting an undivided 
moiety of divers lands and heredi- 
taments in the counties of Oxon 
and Kent^ the eftate of Elizabeth 

' D^e'^Xi infant, in Edward Dyke 
eiquire, and his heirs, in exchange 
for his undivided moiety of divers 
lands and hereditaments in the 
90unties oiSbmerfet and Devon^ 

5. An aft for confirming and efta- 
bliihing a partition of the eftate of 
Henry Jpplettn^ cfquire, deceafcd, 
made purfuant to a decree of the 
court oi' Chancery, 

10. An aft for the better execution 
of the iafl: '^\\\ and teftament of 
Richard Cantillon efquire, deceafed, 
and for other purpofes therein 
mentioned. 

11. An aft for vefting the eftate of 
WilUamForreftcr efquire, and Brcok 

' Forrejler his fon and heir apparent, 
in the county of S(ilop\ In truftees, 
to fettle the fame, purfuant to an 
agreement previous to the mar- 

- nagc of the i^A- Brock Forrefter 
''^i Elizabeth his wife, notwith- 
ftariditijs; the minority of the faid 
Brook Forrefter. 

12. Ah aft for difcharging part of 
the eftate of Robert Edgtr t{(\\xixt^ 
ia the county of Cambridge, from 



the ufes of his marriage fettlement^ 
he having fettled an eftate in the 
county of Suffolk, of greater value 
to the fame ufes. 

13. An aft for vefting part of the 
real eftate late of James Tregeare, 
efq ; deceafed, in Margery his Wi- 
dow and relifty in part of her 
dower, and for fale of the reft of 
the faid eftate for payment of the 
debts of the (aid James Tregeare, 

. and for laying out the furplus 
money arifmg by fi^ch fale in the 
purchafe of other lands^to the ufe of 
Honour his daughter and her heirs. 

14. An aft for inclofing the common 
fields, common meadows, and o- 
tber commonable lands in the 

Jari(h of Hunningham alias Honing" 
am, in the county of JVarwick, . 

15. An aft for appointing commif- 
fioners to make a divifion of cer- 
tain commons and wafte lands ly- 
ing within the manor and parifti of 
Chedleton in the county of Stafford, 
among the proprietors, in order to 
inclofe the fame. 

16. An aft to enable IVilUam Toller^ 
now called li^ilUam Toller Treffij 
gentleman, and his iffue male, to 
take and ufe the furname of Tref- 
fry only, purfuant to the deed of 
fettlement of John Treffrj ei'quire 
deccafed. ; 

17. An aft to explain and amend an 
aft made in die firft year of the 
reign of her late majefty Queen 
Anne, intituled, An aSl for the re^ 
liefo/Hznn2Lh MacDonnell, with 
relation to the forfeited cflates in IrCf 
land ; and for enabling Randal Mac 
Donnell efquire, to fell or incumber 
the eflate therein mentioned* 

18. An aft for naturalizing Anna £- 
Uzabeth Broughton, Jofias Cottin^ 
John Chevalier, and John Treber. 

19. An aft to naturalize Stephen Matf 
thew Arnold Rofenhagen^ and Jam 
Elizabeth du Boucbet. 



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THE 



STATUTES at Large, ^c. 



Anno Regni GEORGII II. fecundo. 

AT the parliament begun and holden at Weft- 
minfter, the twenty third day of January, 
Anno Domini one thoufand feven hundred and twen^ 
y feven ^ in thefirjl year of the reign of our favereign 
Lord George 11. by the grace of God, of Great Bri- 
ain, France, ana Ireland, Kingy defender of the 
aitby &c. and continued by adjournments andproro- 
ations to the twenty firfi day of January in the Je- 
ondyear of his Majefty's reign ; (a) being the fecondi^ ^^deJ/h 
yjion of this prefent parliament. ' ^^^ 

CAP. I. 

ft an for continuing the duties upon malt^ mum^ cyder and 
ferry in that fart of Great Britain called England ; and 
for granting to his Majejiy certain duties upon maltj mum^ 
cyder and ferry in that part of Great Britain called Scot- 
land, for tbefervice of the year one thoufand feven hun- 
dred and twenty nine ; and for making good the deficiency 
of a late malt-ait. EXP. 



KI. A ND whereas many malfters or makers of matt ^ in order to Penalty on 

Jljl the defrauding his Majefly of the duty and preventing ^*^ ^f aalrTt' 
)Skersfram taking and keeping a true account of the com or grain by wcttin«! 



\hemfieeping or fleepedj and making into malty do in the ahfence of 
tbi officers remove part oj their corn or grain out of the cijlern or 
^o^tingfat^ and mix the fame with corn or grain of a former wet- 
%, andfupply the place of the corn or grain fo removed withfrejh 
w» orgraini and do alfo mix their feveral couches and floors infuch 
^Mierf that the officers for the faid duties cannot (iijlingwjb one 
Wtingfrom another : for remedy whereof be it further eiiacfled 
bf the authority aforefaid, Tliat during the continuance of the 
iradesiipoa mait no malfter or maker of malt, other than com- 
poondcfs for the faid duties, (hall, during the continuance of 
thr laid duties, mix or caufe to be mixed his, her or their corn 
Dr grain inaJdn| into malt of one wetting or fteeping, or any 
p«t thoBofg with his, her or their corn or grain making into 
Mh of a ranner wetting or fteeping, or any part ther^, ot 
Vol,. XVJ. B ihall 



2 Anno fecundo Georgii II. c. 2, j. [i729- 

(hall mix or caufe to be mixed any of his, her or their couches 
or floors, with any corn or grain of a former wetting or fteep- 
ing, before the fame is put on the kiln for drj-ing, on pain of 
forfeiture of the fum of five (hillings for every bu(hel of corn fo 
mixed contrary to the true intent and meaning hereof. 
Penalty how XII. And be it further enaded by the authority aforefaid, 
to be levied. That the faid forfeiture of five fliillings for every bufhel (hail 
be fued for, recovered, levied and mitigated by fuch ways, 
means and methods, as any fine, penalty or forfeiture is or 
may be recovered by any law or laws of excife, or by adlion of 
debt, bill, plaint or information in any of his Majefty's courts 
of record at JVeJlniinJler^ or in the court of exchequer in 5«N 
hnd \ and that one moiety of fuch forfeiture (hall be to his Ma- 
jiefty, his heirs and fuccefllbrs, and the other moiety to him or 
them that Ihall difcover, inform or fue for the fame. 

CAP. 11. 

An a6l for poniihing mutiny and defertion, and for the better payment 
of the army and their quarters. EXP. 

CAP. III. 

An aEl far raijing the fum of one million two hundred and 
fifty thoufand pounds by fale of annuities to the bank of 
England, after the rate of four pounds per centum ptf 
annum, redeemable by parliament 5 and for applying tbi 
produce of the Jinking fund. 

Mojl gracious Sovereign^ 

. \^[Z^ E R E A S *y /7ff <7<f7 ^ parliament made in the tweVth 

12 Aim. c. 9. yy ^^^^ ^^.^^^ ^^^^ ^y ^^^ ^^^ nujejiy ^cen Anne, intitiiti^ 

An aft for laying additional duties oh foap and paper, and upon 

certain linens, filks, callicoes and ftuffs, and upon ftarch and 

exported coals, and upon (lamped vellom, parchment and paper^ 

for raifing one million four hundred thoufand pounds by way 

of a lottery, for her Majefty's fupply, and for allowances- tm 

exporting made wares of leather, (heep (kins and Iamb (kins, 

and for diftribution of four thouCind pounds due to the officers 

and feamen for gun-money, and to adjuft the property of tickets 

m former lotteries ; and touching certain (hares of (lock in the 

amemA^'tbi ^^P^^^ ^^ *^ South-Sca company; and for appropriating the mo- 

^AuuJberety ^^^^ granted to her Majefty, certain duties^ ratesy cr impofitimSr 

grMttdfet cr aaaitional dutieSy rates cr impofitions en foap^ paper y and npen 

% Geok s. c. I S. certain linnens^ fills ^ callicoes and fluff's^ ana upm Jiarch and expert^ 

ed coalsy and uponjiamped vellom^ parchment and taper ^ wen tbere^ 

by granted to her Majejiy for a term cr terms of thirty two yeare^ 

to be reckoned from thefeeondday of Auguft one thoufand feven bun'- 

dred and fcurteet:, ana the yearly fum ^ one hundred and five thou^ 

fond pouttdsy by or cut of the monies to crife by the faid additi$md 

dutiesy rates or impcfstionsy and to be brought into the receipt of e^ 

eheauery in cafe the fame fl)ould extend thereto^ fhould be compuieil 

ana reckoned a yearly fundy and in cafe the monies arifing into the t^ 

ehejuer 



|.] AnnQ fecundo Georgii II. c. 3. 

trfor the faid duties /hould net amount to the fum of one kitn^ 
wdfive thufand pounds per annum, then the monies fo arifing 
he part of the yearly fund^ towards anfwering and paying cer^ 
rincipaljums therein after appointed to be paid^ for the for iU" 
nd blank tickets in the lottery thereby ^ablijbed^ amounting to* 
' to one million eight hundred feventy fix thoufandfour hundred 
J, with interefl after the rate of four pounds per centum per 
Ti, with certain provifions for fupplying the deficiency of the 
tnd of one hundred ana five thou/and pounds i>er annum frqm 
time^ in cafe the faid additional duties^ rates or impofitions 
not be fufficient for that purpofe ; and by the fame a^ all the 
arifing by the faid additional duties^ rates or impofitionSy not 
ing one hundred and Jive thoufand pounds per annum, were 
iriated to pay off the faid feveral principal fums with inter eft in 
itr and courfe thereby dire tied 5 and by the fame aCl the annual 
s of the faid additional duties^ rates or impofitions^ beyond one 
fd and five thoufand pounds per annum, was referved for the 
tion of parliament ; and it was alfo provided by the faid a£f^ 
\f before the end of the faid term of thirty two years all tki 
"ineipal and inter e/l monies ^ and all other payments and charges 
tue of the faid a^^ Jbould be fully paid and difehargedy then 
' encefori' 



om thenceforth the faid duties ^ rates and fums of money thereby 
*d^ and the monies arifing thereby ^ fl)ould be referved for the ufe 
publiek, and fhould be difpofed of by authority of parliament y 
»/ ctherwife : and whereas by another a^ of parliament made 
ftrjl year of the reign of his late majejiy King George the iGco.i.ftit.tii 
of glorious memory 9 intituled^ An acfl for reiSifylng miilakes c.i. 
n^mes of the commiflioners for the land-tax for the year 
ibufand feven hundred and fourteen^ and for railing fo 
as is wanting to make up the Turn of fourteen hundred 
ind pounds intended to be raifed by a lottery for the pub- 
irvicc in the faid year, amongft other things it is enaHed^ That 
and every year ^ during the faid thirty twoyears^ the fum of 
ndredandftxteen thoufand five hundred and feventy three pounds 
'finUings {in lieu of the aforefaid yearly fum of one hundred and 
'^fttnd pounds) to arife by or out of the monies arifing by the 
Idaional or new duties by the before recited aSl granted y and to 
Ught into the receipt of exchequer ^ in cafe the fame fl)Ould ex^ 
^etOy flH)uld be computed and reckoned the yearly fund, and in 
ft monies arifing into the exchequer ftyall not etmotint to one hun* 
nd fixteen thoufand five hundred feventy three pounds tiaehe 
pj per annum, then part of the yearly fundy towards the ^;- 
}g Md paying off all and every the faid principal fums y amtmnt^ 
em million eight hundred feventy fix thoufand four hundred 
r, Ictf/A intereft fir the fame after the refpedive rales therein 
mntimudy ihat is to fayy after the rate of four pounds per 
n per wcinxLvaforfo much thereof asflyouldbe contained in thf 
itfr iUtiis io be drawn in purfuance of the faid aUSy and after 
a rfpoi pounds per centum per annum for fo much of the 
fioeipd ntms as Jbould he contained in the other ticketSy com-- 
a0ki Mmk Tid^cu, to be drawn purfuant te the fame a^fs^ 
B % tvith 



4 Anno fecundo GeoRGII II. C. 3. 1 1729- 

with proper provifionsfor making good the deficiencies of the/aid nerd 
fund of one hundred and fixtecn thoufani five hundred feventy- three 
pounds twelve Jhillings per annum, as by the faid recited a^Sy rela- 
tion thereunto refpe^ively being hady more fully may appear: and 
whereas fo much of the /aid principal fum as was contained in thefoii 
fortunate tickets^ carrying an interejt after the rate of four pounds 
per centum per annum, did amount to the fum of feven hundred 
and nineteen thoufandand forty pounds^ and fo much thereof as was 
contained in the faid blank tickets carrying an intereft after the rati 
of five pounds per centum per annum, did amount to the fum ef 
one million one hundred and fifty feven thoufand three hundred and 
fixty pounds y both which fums together make the faid fum of one mil- 
Hon eight hundred fevcnty fix thoufand four hundred pounds : and 

4 Geo. I. C.4. whereas by an aJl of parliament made in the fixth year of the reign if 
his faid late majefiy King George the Firjl^ For enabling the Souti- 
Sea company to enlarge the capital Hock and fund of the (aid 
company, the faid additional duties^ ratij or impofitions were conti" 
nuedfor ever^ and thereby the then remaining principal fums charged 
thereon^ were impowered to be taken into the capital ftoci of the faid 
South-Sea company^ and the faid company was to be intitUd to an 
annuity after the rate of four pounds per centum per annum, rr- 
deemable by parliament ^ for fo much of the faid principal fums car- 
rying intereft at four pounds per centum per annum, as Jbouldk 
Jo taken into their capital flock \ and as to fo much of the faidprii^ 
cipalfums carrying an intereft after the rate of five pounds per ccn- 

, tum per annum, as fl)Guld be taken into the faid capital Jtackj the 

faid company were to be intitled to an annuity after the rate of five 
pounds per centum per annum, until thefeajl-day of the nativity of 
Saint John the Baptift which Jhould be in the year of our Lord one 
thoufand feven hundred and twenty-feven^ and from and after the 
Jasa feaji'day then to an annuity afier the rate of four pounds per 
centum per annum, redeemable by parliament ^ in lieu of the firmer 
intereft or annuity payable for the fame^ and to be charged on the 
faid additional duties^ rates or impofitions j and alfo hy virtue of the 
faida^ the faid South-Sea company were to be intitled to an additional 
allowance for charges of management^ to be afterwards fettled and 
cdjujted in refpeH of the whole increafe of their capital by virtue of 
that a6i^ to be charged proportionally on the rejpe^ive duties and 
revenues on whrch the refpediive debts that ftjoulabe taken into their 
capital were then charged: atul whereas in purfuance of the lafi r#- 
tited aSt the fevercl following principal fums were fubfcriled 9r 
taken into the capital Jlock of tfyefaid South-Sea company^ videlicet^ 
So many of the faid principal fums^ carrying an intereft after the ratr 
of four pounds per centum per annum, as amounted together t^ 
the principal fum of five hundred thirty eight thoufand feven hundreef 
and twenty pounds ; andfo many of the faid principal Jums^ carrying' 
an intereft after the rate of five pounds per centum per annumt tew 
amounted together to the principal fum of eight hundred fixty JftuT 
thoufand two hundred and fifty pounds^ both which principal Jum^ 
make together the principal Am of one million four hundred and three 
thoufand nine buttdred and fevcnty pounds^ in refpeii whereof the Jeud 

compattf 



1729.3 Anno fecundo Georgii II. c. 3. 5 

ompany an now iniitkd to an anmiity cf fifty Jix thoufand one hun^ 

Ired and fifty eight pounds fixteenfhillings^ being after the rate of four 

bounds per centum per annum for thefaid principal fum of one mil- 

ion four hundred and three thoufdnd nine hundred and feventy pounds ^ 

'idcemable by parliament^ charged on the f aid additional duties y rates 

r ivipofitims : and whereas the additional allowance to thefaid com-^ 

ianvy by virtue of the laft recited a^U for charges of management ^ 

'aih been fettled and adjufled at twelve thoufand pounds per annum, 

md the proporticnal part thereof ^ in refpeii of the faid fum of one 

nillion feur hundred and three thoufand jiine hundred and fcventy 

ioundsj which by virtue of the faid lafl recited a6l is charged or 

hargeable upon thefaid additional duties^ rates or impofitionSy amounts 

7 eomputation to the yearly fum of fix hundred forty fix pounds tivelve 

TyiUings and two pence halfpenny : and ivhereas all the reft and reft- 

iue rf tht feveral principal fumsfo as afore faid charged on the fail 

earhy fund of one hundred and fixteen thoujandfive hundred feventy 

hree pounds and twelve flylllings^ to arife out of thefaid additional 

^utieSj rates or impofitions (over and beyond the funis fo as aforefaid 

aten into the capital ftock of the South-Sea company) have been paid 

fond difchargedy ^ means whereof and of the provifions in thefaid 

aft recited aRy the faid former fund is ceafed and determined^ and 

)}e faid additional rates y duties or impofitions fl/ind now charged only 

vilh the find annuity of fifty fix thoufand one hundred and fifty eight 

bounds ftxteen fhillingSy payable to the South-Sea company^ redeem- 

Me by parliament^ and thefaid proportional annual fum of fix hun^ 

ired forty fix pounds twelve fliillings and two pence halfpenny^ pay-' 

\ble to the fend company for charges of management as aforefaid^ and 

ubjeSi thereto y the fur plus of the monies arifing fnem the faid addi^^ 

icnal duties^ rates or impofitions^ is liable to the difpojition ofpar^ 

lament : and whereas the governor and company of the bankofY.r\g' Bank of Eng- 

and have confcnted and agreed to advance and pay into the receipt of^^^^^^ 

rsur Majeflfs exchequer the fum of one million two hundred and fifty y,\",o,oooh 

thoufand pounds y at the times and in manner herein after mentioned ^ 

for the pur chafe of an annuity of fifty thoujand pounds to be paid to 

them and their fucceffirs for rjer^ fubjecf to redemption by parlia^ 

menty to be charged en the fcidfurplus monies to arife for the addi^ 

ti:nal duties, rates or impofttionSy fo fubjett as aforefaid: now we 

your Majefty's moft dutiful and loyal fuhjeds, the commons of 

Qteat Britain in parliament aflembled, being defirous cffeAually 

to enable your Majefty to fccure and prelerve the commerce, 

privil^es and pofleflions of your Majefty and your fubjedls, and 

the balance of power in Europe^ by a juft, fafe and honourable 

peace, and at the fame time to raiie the fupplies which we have 

chearfully granted to your Majefty for thefe purpofes in the eaficft 

manner we are able, for the benefit of your Majefty, have freely 

and voluntarily given and granted, and by this adt do give and 

pant to your Majefty the fum of one million two hundred and 

ffiy ^ufand pounds, to be raifcd in fuch manner and form as 

ilherein after direAed ; and to that end do moft humbly befeech' 

Mr Majefty» that it may be enabled, and be it enaded by the 

|iii^*i moft excellent majefty, by and with the advice and con- 

Bj ' fent 



^ AnnofccundaGEORGii II. e.g. E^7^9* 

fent of the lords fpiritual and temporal and commond^ in this 
prefent parliament aflembled, and hy the authority of the fame. 
An suinuity of That yearly and every year from and after the feaft day of the 
50,000 1, clta- nativity of Saint John the Baptijl which fhall be in the year of 
biithcd. Q^j. i^Q^^ Qne thoufand (even hundred and twenty nine, a cer- 

tain yearly fum or fund of fifty thoufand pounds, beii\g after 
the rate ot four pounds per centum per annunty for or upon the 
film of one million two hundred and fifty thoufand pounds to be 
Faifed by this ad, be fettled and e(labli(hed and be payaUe in 
the manner and form herein after exprefled and declared, for 
iatisfying the annuities to be purchafed in purfuance of this aA 
from time to time, until the redemption thereof by parliament, 
according to the provifo or provifoes herein after for that pur- 
pofe contained. 

II. And for the better fecuring and eftablifhing the faid fund, 
it is hereby enacted by the authority aforefaid. That the faid 
yearly fund or fum ot fifty thopfand pounds (hall be and is 
hereby charged upon, and payable out of all the overplus or 
furplus monies of the faid additional duties, rates or impootioiu, 
Charged upon (b granted as aforefaid, which (hall from time to time remain in 
the overplus |j^^ exchequer, after fatisfying or referving there fulBcient to la- 
tisfy fo much as (hall be incurred or grown due to the faid S^utb^Sea 
company upon their faid annuity, and additional allowance for 
charges of management ; and the commiilioners of his Majefty's 
treafury now or for the time being, or any three or more of 
them, or the lord high treafurer for the time being, (hall, and 
thev are hereby required quarterly in every year, after the (aid 
fealt-day of thepativity ot Saint John the Bapttjt which fhall be 
in the year of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred and twenty 
nine, viz. on the refpedive feaft days of Saint Michael the ArA^ 
angetj of the nativity of our Lord Chrift, of the annunciation of 
the bleffcd Virgin-^iory, and of the nativity of Saint John the Bap- 
ti/ly in each year, or within (ix days after fuch feaft-days refpec* 
lively, to cau(e the overplus or furplus monies of the laid addi-" 
tional duties, rates or impofitions, to be computed accordingly, 
and to caufe fuch furplus or overplus monies as (hall appear up- 
on fuch refpedlive computations, from time to time, or fb much 
thereof as (hall be fufficient, to be fet apart, refervcd and ap- 
plied for and towards the making good the faid yearly fund or 
fum of fifty thoufand pounds, or the quarterly proportions 
thereof, without diverting or mifapplying any of the monies, 
which, by the faid a<a of the fixih year of his faid late Majefty's 
i^ign, ought to be refer ved or applied for or towards fatisfying the 
faid annuity or additiorul allowance to the faid Soutb-Sea com^ 
pany. 

III. And* be it er)a<5led by the authority aforefaid. That the go- 
vernor and company of the bank of England (hall, and they are 
hereby required and enjoined to advance and pay into the receipt 
qf his Majefty's exchequer, the full and intire fum of one millioii 
t^wD hundred and fifty thoufand pounds of lawful money of G^^mf 
firiteLny in manner following ^ that is to fay, one moiftty thereof 



monies of the 
additional du- 
ties. 



to be paid 
quarterly 
trom 14 June 



Times of pay. 
ineiit by the 
bank of the 

2>259|0C0l. 



1729-] Anno fecundo Georgii ir. c.3. 7 

on orbcfocc the fccond day oi April which fhall be in the year 
of our Lord one thoufand leven hundred and twenty nine, and 
the other moiety on or before the fixth day olOSlober which fhall 
be in the faid year of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred and 
twenty nine ; and tliat in cafe the faid governor and company 
of the bank of England ihall make failure in payment of the faid 
Turn of one million two hundred and fifty thoufand pounds, or 
any part thereof, contrary to the tenor of the diredlions hereby 

Sjiven or cnadlcd for payment thereof, then the money whereof 
uch failure In payment (hall be made, (hall and may be recover- 
ed in his Majefty s name, for the ufes and purpofes of this aft, 
by aftion of debt or upon the cafe, bill, fuit or information, in 
any of his Majefty's courts of record at TVeJiminJler^ wherein no 
efloin, proteftion, wager of law, or more than one imparlance 
ihaJ] be granted or allowed ; in which a6lion, bill, fuit or infor- 
mation, it (hall be lawful to declare, that the faid governor and 
company of the bank of England are indebted to his Majcfty the 
monies whereof they fliall have made default in payment, ac- 
cording to the form of this ftatute, and have not paid the fame, 
which fhall be fufficient ; and in or upon fuch aftion, fuit, bill 
or information, there (hall be further recovered to his Majefty's 
ufe, againft the faid governor and company of the bank or Eng^ 
landy damages after tne rate of eight pounds per centum per an^ 
num for the monies fo unpaid contrary to this a£l, befides full 
cofb of fuit, and the faid governor and company of the bank of 
England^ and their capital flocks and funds, fnall be and are 
hereby made fubje<^ and liable thereto. 

IV. Provided always. That in cafe the commiflTioncrs of his If the money 
Majcfly's treafury now or for the time being, or any three or van^^ before ' 
more of them, or the lord high treafurer for the time being, (hall the time ap- 
judge it convenient for his Majefty's fervice, that any part or pointed, bank 
parts of the faidfum of one million two hundred and fifty thou- to have a dif- 
iand pounds fo as aforefaid appointed to be paid by the faid go- pg^'ccnt.*'' 
vcrnor and company of the bank of England^ (hould be paid in ^ 
advance by them on any day or days before or fooner than any 

of the refpedlive days before appointed for payment of the fame 
in moieties, and the fame governor and company (hall volunta- 
rily confent to pay the fame in advance accordingly ; that then and 
in every fuch cak the faid commifTioners of the treafury or lord 
high treafurer may, and have hereby power to allow to the fame 
governor and company, out of every fuch payment in advance, 
a rebate or difcount, after a rate not exceeding four pounds per 
CtntumpiT annumy upon the monies fo paid in advance, from the 
refpeAive day or days of fuch payment, to the day on which the 
lame is herein before appointed to be paid as aforefaid. 

V. And be it enafted by the authority aforefaid, That on On payment 

Eymem by the faid governor and company of the bank oiEug- of the money, 
id; of the faid fum of one million two hundred and fifty l^-^nk intitled 
Ihonfiind pounds, at the times and in manner aforefaid, the faid ^ ^ anuity. 
AO¥cmor and company, and tlieir fucceilbrs and a(rigns, (hall 
M JDtitled to bavcf receive and enjoy, at the receipt oi his Ma- 

B 4 jtfty's 



S Anno fecundo GeoRGII II. c.jJ [1729* 

jcfty's exchequer aforcfaid, by and out of the faid yearly fund 
by this atft eftabliftied as aforefaid, one annuity or yearly fumof 
fifty thoufand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain^ to com- 
mence from the twenty fourth day ot June which fhall be in the 
year of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine, 
and to be paid and payable to them, their fucceflbrs and afligns^ 
by quarterly payments, at the feafts of Saint Michael the Jrch- 
angely of the birth of our Lord Chrift, of the annunciation of 
the blefled Virgin Mary^ and of the nativity of Saint John the 
Baptift in every year, by even and equal portions for ever, until 
redemption thereof by parliament, according to the provifo or 
'provifoes herein after for that purpofe contained, and that the 
faid annuity or yearly fum of fifty thoufand pounds, and every 
part thereof, (hall be free fi'om all manner ot taxes, impofidons 
or charges whatfoever. 
Trcafury to VL And for the better and more regular payment of the faid 
for" awne*t *^^"'^ ^^ ^% thoufand pounds to the faid governor and com- 
of tlw amfuity, P^'^y ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ of England^ their fucceflors and afligns for 
'jBver, fubjedl to redemption as aforefaid, an order or orders (hall 
be figned by the commifTioners of the treafury now or for the 
time being, or any three or more of them, or the lord hijjh 
treafurer for the time being, for the payment thereof; and afw 
the figning thereof, the fame (hall be good, valid and effeAua! 
in the law, according to the purport and true meaning thereof, 
and of this adt, and (hall not be determinable by or upon the 
deaths or removal of any of the faid commiffioners of the trea- 
fury, or the lord high treafurer, or by or upon the determina- 
tion of the power, office or Offices of them or any of them, nor 
(hall any commiffioners of the treafury, or lord high treafurer 
now or for the time being, have power to revoke, countermand, 
or m^ke void fuch order or orders fo figned as aforcfaid. 
Annuity a VlL And it is hereby cna<fted. That the faid annuity of fifty 

pjrfonJ thoufand pounds, and every part thereof, (hall be adjudged to 

citatc, &c. j^ ^ perfonal and not a real efiate, and (hall not be liable to 
any foreign attachment ; any law or cufiom to the contrary pot- 
^ith (landing, 

VIIL And it is hereby enafled by the authority aforefaid. 
How deficicn- That if at any time or times after the twenty fourth day of Jum 
^y J*^^J^ one thoufand foven hundred and twenty nine, the overplus or 
made good, fuj-pi^s monies of the faid additional duties, rates or impofitions, 
(hall be fo low or deficient, as that the monies arifen therefrom 
into the exchequer, at the end of any the faid quarterly feafis, 
(hall not be fufiicient to pay and di(charge the quarter's annui- 
ty then due and payable, according to the tenor and true mean- 
ing of this aft, then and fo often and in every fuch cafe, the 
deficiency of any fuch quarter (hall and may be fuppliecl out of 
the overplus monies of the faid additional rates, duties and im- 
pofitions, arifing in any fubfequent quarter ; and in cafe at any 
time or times after the twenty fifth day of December one thou- 
fand feven hundred and twenty-nine, fuch produce (hall be fo 
low or deficient at the end of any one year (computing the faoie 

tQ 



1729'] Anno fecundo Georgii II. C. 3. 9 

to end at Chriftmas day yearly) as that the fame fliall not be fuf- 
ficient to pay and difcharge the whole year's annuity then grown 
due, then every fuch yearly deficiency fhall, from time to time, 
be anfwered and made good by and out of the firft fupplies, 
which (hall be granted in parliament next after fuch deficiency 
fliall appears and in cafe no fuch fupplies fhail be granted with- 
in fix months next after fuch deficiency (hall happen, then the 
fame (hall be made good out of any of the monies which at any 
time or times (hall be or remain in the receipt of the exchequer, 
of the furpluflcs, exceflfes or overplus monies commonly called 
JT)i Jinking fund (except fuch monies of the fame finking fund, 
as arc appropriated to any particular ufe or ufes by any former 
a<EI or aAs of parliament in that behalf) and fuch monies of the 
faid finking fund (hall and may be, from time to time, iifued 
and applied accordingly. 

IX. Provided always, and be it enadled by the authority a- Monies ilTued 
ibrefaid. That whatever monies (hall be fo i(rued out of the outof tbefink- 
fiiid finking fund, (hall from time to time be replaced thereto by "J|B ^"r*^*V* 
and out of the firft fupplies to be then after granted in parliament. ^^ * 

X. Provided always, and be it enabled by the authority afore- 

faid. That in cafe there (hall be any furplus or remainder of the surplus to be 
monies arifing by the faid additional duties or impofitions, at difpofedofby 
the end of any one year (computing the fame to end at parliameat. 
Chriftmas day yearly) after the faid annuity of fifty thoufand 
pounds and all arrears thereof are fatisfied, or money fuflicient 
Aiall be referved for that purpofe, fuch furplus or remainder 
fliall firom time to time be referved for the difpofition of parlia- 
ment, and (hall not be i(rued but by authority of parliament, 
and as fliall be dire(5led by future a6l or adts of parliament, any 
thing in any former or other aft or afts of parliament to the con- 
trary notwithftanding. 

XL Provided always, and be it enafled by the authority a- on rt payment 
forefaid. That upon repayment by parliament to the faid govcr- of the money 
nor and company of the bank ot England^ and their fucce(rors to the bank, 
or afiigns, of the faid fum of one million two hundred and fifty ^^Ife*^^ ^ 
thoufand pounds, without any dedudtion, difcount or abatement ^ 
vhatfoever to be made out of the fame or any part thereof, and 
of all arrears of the faid annuity or yearly fum of fifty thou- 
fand pounds, then and not till then, the faid annuity or year- 
ly fom (hall from thenceforth ccafe and be underftood to be 
redeemed ; and from and after fuch redemption, the monies 
arifing by the faid furplus or overplus monies of the faid addi- 
toal duties, rates or impofitions, (hall not be i(ruedor applied 
to any ufe or purpofe, but as (hall be dire<^ed by future a£t or adls 
of purliament ; any thing in this or in any former a6t or a&s of 
parlianicnt to the contrary notwithftanding. 
• XIL AnUi in regard it is intended that the faid annuity or yearfy 
jiw •fftventy thoufand pounds^ may be redeemed by any payments not 
'4]^ win five hundred thoufand pounds at a time^ and that as the faid 
pitdfdfm^neyjhall be paid off^ the faid annuity Jhall proportional 
^pik tmd be abated \ be it therefore provided and enaAed by 
6 tbo 



lo Anno feciuido G&ORGII II. c.$, i^7^9- 

the authority aforefaid. That if at any time or times after the 
After 24 Jbne twenty fourth day of yum which (hall be in the year of our 
'73<^ on pay- Lord one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, payment be made 
' jnloHefs tbii^ ^^ ^^^ '^^^ governor and company of the bank of England of any 
' 500,000). a fum or fum& of money (not beins lefs than five hundred thou- 
proportional (and pounds at a time) in part of the faid principal fum at which 
partot'thc an- |he (aid annuity is redeemable, and alfo if payment be then alio 
wxkty to ccafe. fljjjjg Qf 2I1 aixcars of the faid annuity, then from and after eve- . 
ry fucb payment fo made, fo much of the (aid annuity, as (hall 
Hear proportion to the monies^ fo paid in part of the uid whole 
principal fum, (hall ceafe, determine, and be underdood to be 
redeemed ; any thiqg in this or in any former adt or adb. of par- 
liament to the contrary notwithftanding. 
Bank tcxcon- XIIL And be it further enaded by the authority aforefaid, 
ttnue a corpo- That the faid governor and company of the bank of England^ 
ration till re- and their fucceifors, (hall continue and be a corporation, and 
•£"^h!S!frt^ (hall enjoy all the capacities, powers, privileges and advantages 
* °^ to them as a corporation belonging, until the compleat redemp- 
tion of the whole of the faid annuity or yearly fum of iifty thou- 
' fand pounds, according to the before mentioned provifoes for 
that purpofe ; any former or other (tatute to the contrary not«> 
with(tanding. 
Bank rnvf XIV. And for the better enabling the (aid governor and com- 

tran^the pany of the bank oi England at all times hereafter to fupport 
•"""V* their own and the publick credit, be it enaded by the authori- 
ty afore(aid, That the faid governor and company (bailor may». 
and they are hereby impowered,'at any time or times hereafter, 
to aflTign^ transfer, or otherwife to difpofe of the faid annuity or 
yearly fum of fifty thoufand pounds by this aA eftablKhed, eve- 
ry or any part or parcel, parts or parcels thereof, to any per(bn 
or perfons, body or bodies politick or corporate, in fuch man- 
ner and form as the (aid governor and company (hall think pro- 
per; fubjeft neverthdefs to fuch redemption by parliament at 
aforefaid, and without power to enlarge their capital (lock by or 
0ut of the fame. 
7 Ann. c 7. XV. Andwhereai in purfmna of a certain a6l ofparlianunt modi 
in thefiventhyiar 9fii)e reign ofncr lateMajeJiy J^//^ Anne, in* 
iiiulily An a^ for enlarging the capital (lock of the bank of 
England^ and for laifing a further fupply to her Majefty for the 
Cervice of the year one thoufand feven hundred and nine, thefmd 
govirmr and company of the bank ^£ngland did become intitUd t§ a 
eertain awtuity or yearly fum of one hundred and fix thoufand five bum^ 
ired and one pounds thirteen Jhillings and five pence ^ leinr after the 
rate of fix pounds per centum per annum, fir or in rejpe£l of the 
fum of one million feven hundred feventy five thoufand and twenty 
/even pounds feventeen JIAllings and ten pence halfpenny^ being the tf- 
mount of certain excbequer-biils by the faid a^ direSled to be delivered 
up by the faid governor and company to be cancelled^ which amntity 
was thereby charged on cen'ain duties on houfes therein mentioned^ aui 
was made redeemable by parliament on repayment to the fame Fover^ 
nor and ampemy of the faid fum of om miUifin feven bwidnd fitfmijf 



1729-] Anno fecundo Georgii IL c. 3. 1 1 

five *thwfcnd and twenty fivtn pounds fevenUen JhiUbtgs and ten 
pence batfpenny : and whereas by an a£i of parliament made in the 
third year of the reign ofkisfaid latemaje/iy King George the Firjiy j Gect. e.g. 
ifrtitaledj An aA for redeeming feveral uinds of the governor and 
company of the bank of England^ purfuant to former provifoes 
of redemption, and for fecuring to them feveral new funds and 
allowances redeemable by parliament, and for obiiging them to 
advance further fums not exceeding two millions Ave hundred 
thoufand pounds, at five pounds perjentum^ as fhall be found 
neceiiary to be imployed in leflening the national debts and in* 
cumbrances, and for continuing certain provifions made for the 
expence of his Majefly's civil government, and for payment of 
annuities formerly purchafed at the rate of five pounds per cen^ 
tumy and for other purpofes in this tlA mentioned, the /aid duty 
pn heufes^ on which the faid lafi mentioned annuity ivas charged^ was 
etddid to and made part of the aggregate fund ejlahlijhed by the (did 
m& \ and the faid annuity of one hundred and fix thoufand five hun- 
dred and one pounds thirteen /billings and five pcnce^ was thereby re^ 
ebeced to an annuity of eighty eight thoujand fcvcti hundred fifty one 
pounds feven Jbillings and ten pence halfpenny y redeemable by parlia- 
ment^ being after the rate of five pounds per centum per annum, 
for or in refpell of the faid fum of one million feven hundred fevefity 
five thwfand ana twenty feven pounds feventeen Jbillings and ten, 
penei halfpenny ; and by or inpurfuance of the faid lafi mentioned a^^ 
the fiud governor and company of the bani ^/England became intitled 
t§ we otner annuity or yearly fum of one hundred thoufand pounds^ be- 
i^ after the rate of five pounds per centum per annum, for or in 
refpeSt of the fum of two millions^ being the amount of certain other 
ixcbefuer bills by the fame a5t directed to be delivered up by the fame 
governor and company to be cancelledy which lajl mentioned annuity 
was thereby charged on the faid aggregate fundy and was made re- 
deemabli by parliament on repayment ^ to the fame governor and com- 
fany^ of the faid fum of two millions : and whereas by a fubfequent 
a£t of parliament^ made in the eleventh year of the reign of his faid late 
majejly King George the Firfl^ intituled^ An a<5l for continuing xiGco.x. c.9. 
the feveral annuities of eighty eight thoufand feven hundred fiN 
ty one pounds feven (hillings and ten pence halfpenny, and one 
hundred thoufand pounds, to the bank of England^ until Mid- 
fummer one thoufand feven hundred and. twenty feven ; and from 
thence for reducing the fame to feventy one thoufand and one 
pounds two (hillings and three pence three farthings, and eighty 
thoufand pounds, redeemable by parliament, and for preventing 
the uttering of forged, counterfeited or erafed bank bills or nbtcs, 
it -was amon^rji other things ena^edy That the faldtiuo lafl mniticned 
feveral annuities /bouldbe reduced accordingly ; and it was alio there- 
by provided and enaHedy That if at any time or times thereafter pay- 
tnent Jbould be made to the faid governor and company of the tank of 
Endand, of any fum or fums ot money {not being lefs than five hun^ 
^ea thoufand pounds at a time) in part of the faid feveral primipul 
^mi% rfone million feven hundred feventy five thoufand and liventy 
hpmpmidsfiventeenjbillif^s ana ten fence halfpcwiyy and tn'o rr-U- 

liins^ 



xi Anno fecundo Georgii II. c. 3. [1729* 

lions y or either ofthem^ fo much of the faid refpeSfive annuities at- 
tending the fame^ as Jhould bear proportion to the r(fpe5iive fums f$ 
paid in part of the fatd refpe^ive principal fums^ Jhould ceaje^ deter ^ 
mine and be abated,^ as by the faid feveral laji mentioned a£fs of par" 
' liament^ relation thereto refpeSiively being had^ more fully may ap^ 
pear : and whereas in purjuance of an a^ of parliament made in the 
tGto,%,^9t.%. frjl year of his prefent Majefifs reign^ intittded^ An adt for eranN 
^* *• ing an aid to his Majefty by fale of annuities to the bank 01 Eng^ 

landy at four pounds per centum^ redeemable by parliament, and 
charged upon the duties on coals and culm, and for further ap- 
plying the produce of the finking fund, an^ for inlargtng the 
time tor exchanging Nevis and Saint Chrifiopber's debentures for 
annuities at three pounds per centum^ and for applying the ar- 
rears of his late Majefty 's civil lift revenues, the fum ojf^one ml- 
lion hath been paid to the faid governor and company of the bank of 
England, in part of the faid principal fum of one million feven bun^ 
drea f evenly five thoufana and twenty J even pounds feventeen JbilUngs 
and ten pence halfpenny^ for redeeming forty tbovfand pounds per an- 
num, being a proportional part of the faid annuity of feventy one 
thou [and and one pounds twojbillingi and three pence three farthings \ 
' fo that there is nowfubftfting of the fame annuity only the yearly fiem 
of thirty one thoufand and one pounds twojhillings and three penee three 
farthings J which is redeemable on payment to the fame governor and 
company^ of the remaining prindpal fum of feven^ hundred feventy 
five thoufand and twenty fevcn pounds feventeen fl)iUings and ten 
pence halfpenny : now tp the intent that a fufficient fum or fums 
may be raifed and applied, not only to redeem the remainder o£ 
the faid laft mentioned annuity, but alfo to pay to the fame go- 
vernor and company the further fum of five hundred thou(^d 
pounds, towards redeeming a proportional part of their faid an- 
nuity of eighty tlioufand pounds, payable in refpect of the faid 
fum of two millions, be it further enaded by the authority afore- 
faid. That by or out of fuch monies as are or ftiall be in the re- 
ceipt of exchequer, of the furpluffcs, exceffes or overplus mo-» 
Out of the nies, commonly called the finking fund, arifen or to arife at or 
« IhTif arife ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^ *^^ annunciation of the bleffed Virgin Mary 
frjm 25 March ^^^^^ (^^^^ ^^ 'n the year of our Lord one thoufand fevcn hun- 
1729. dred and twenty nine (after payment of, or referving fufiicient 

Money to b^ to pay, fuch monies as have been direded by any former or o- 
to*th2"ba^k '^ ther a<5t or a<5ts of parliament to be paid out of the fame furpluf- 
ftr rcilccming ^^» exccfles or overplus monies) there (hall be iflued, paid and 
the remainder applied to the faid governor and company of the bank of Eng^ 
of the annuity laud^ at the faid feaft-day, and afterwards quarterly, from time 
of 71,001 1. 2t. ^Q jjj^g 2s jj^g fgjj^g (j^j^H arife, fuch fum or fums of money as 
^ ' ^^' (hall on fuch quarter-day be in the faid receipt of exchequer, fpr 

or towards redeeming the faid remainder of the before mentibn-p 
ed annuity of feventy one thoufand and one pounds two (hillings 
and three pence three farthings, until the fame payments (hall 
in the whole amount to the principal fum of feven hundred fe- 
venty five thoufand twenty feven pounds feventeen (hillings and 
ten pence halfpenny, and tliat as the (aid payqfients of principal 
, " mpney 



1 729*3 Anno iecundo GeoRGII IL c. 4, 5. 13 

money (hall from time to time be made, a proportional part of 
the faid annuity attending thereon (hall alfo from time to time 
ceafe, determine, and be abated for the bene(it of the publick. 

XVI. And be it further enacfled by the authority aforefaid,That 500,000 1. for 
by or out of the fame furp]u(res, excefles or overplus monies com- icdecming a 
monly called The finking fund (after payment of or referving fuf - P^lrf^Pthran. 
ficient for paying the faid fum of fcvcn hundred feventy five thou- Suity of 
land twenty feven pounds feventeen (hillings knd ten pence half- 8o>ooo 1. 
penny) there (hall be i(rued, paid and applied, in one intire pay- 
ment, to the fame governor and company, the fum of five hun- 
dred thou(and pouiAs, for redeeming a proportional part of their 
before, mentioned annuity of eighty thoufand pounds, or by fuch 
other quarterly payments, in part of the faid five hundred thou- 
sand pounds, until the irhole be compleated, as the fame gover- 
nor and company (hall voluntarily agree to accept of; and that 
when and as fuch payment of five hundred thoufand pounds, or 
any part thereof, is made, a proportional part of the fame an- 
nuity of eighty thoufand pounds (Iiall from time to time ceafe, 
determine and be abated for the benefit of the publick. 

XVII. Provided always, and be it enabled by the authority The remain- 
aforefaid. That all the monies which (hall arife tor the faid fur- der to be ap- 
plufles, exce(res or overplus monies, commonly called the (ink- propriated for 
ing fund (over and beyond what will fatisfy and pay the fcveral natiof,aTdcbtt 
fums before dire£led to be i(rued and paid thereout, and fuch incurred be- 
other charges as have been heretofore made therein by authori- fore 15 Dec. 
ty of parliament) (hall be appropriated, referved and applied to i7>6* 
and for the further difcharging the principal and intere(t of fuch ^ 
national debts and incumbrances, as were incurred before the 
twenty fifth day of Decembtr one thoufand feven hundred and 
fixteen, and are declared to be national debts, and were provid- 
ed for by ^St or a<fts of parliament, in fuch manner and form as 
(hall be directed by any future a<5t or a£ls of parliament, to be 
difchai]ged therewith or out of the fame, and to and for no o- 
ther u(e, intent or purpofe whatfoever. 

CAP. IV. 
An aft forjgranting an aid to bis Majefty by a land-tax to be raifed in 
Great Britain, for the fervice of the year one thoufand feven hundred 
and twenty nine. EXP. 3s. in the pound. 

JFwr afpScatim of thi furptus tf the duties arlfing by ibis a£f fet % Geo. 
ft. C.18. 

CAP. V. 

Aa aft for repairing the roads leading from Cannal's Gate to the city of 
Lichfield, and mm the faid city to Stone, and from thence to the end 
of the county of Stafford in the poft road towards Chefter ; and alfo 
from the town of Burton upon Trent to the faid city of Lichfield, and 
from thence to Wood End and Ogley Hay ) and alio from the faid city 
of Lichfield to High Bridges in the county of Stafford^ and the county 
of the faid city of Lichfield. 

The tdlfl and powers took place z May 1729. and are to continue for 11 

CAP. 



w 



Anno fecundo Georgii II« c.6, 7. t^7^9^ 

CAP- VI. 

An oEl for making good the lofs occafioned by afum ofnmfuj 
being ftolen out of bis Majeflfs exci^uer in the year one 
tboufand feven hundred and twenty four. 

" H E R E A S /A/ cajb room belonging to the office of William 
Powlctt efquire (commonly called /^rrf William Powlctt) one 
of the tellers of his Majeflfs exchequer^ wosy hitwixt Monday /Ar 
firji and Wcdnefday the third of February one thoufand Teven 
hundred and twenty four^ broke intOy and there was JiUen thence^ 
and carried away, the fum tif four thoufand one hundred ninety one 
pounds fourteen jfhillings and fix pence ^ notwithftanding all due eare 
was taken for fecurity of the faid cajh^ according to the dire^ons 
of the aff made in the eighth and ninth years of the reign of the late 
X &9 W. 3. King William the Thirds of glorious memory^ intituled^ An a6t for 
c. a8. the better obfervation of the courfc anticntly ufcd in the receipt 

of the exchequer, and there was not any negle^ or default in the 
faid teller y or in any of the officers or fervants intruded or employed In 
or under him ; and it isjujl and reaf enable to make provifionfor tnai'' 



ing good the faid lofs^ and to declare the indemnity and difcharge of 
the faid teller in refpeff thereof \ may it therefore plcafe your Ma- 
jefty that it may be enaded, ^c. 

4,191 1. 14 s. 6d. ftolen out of Lord William Powlett's office^ t»lKre« 
placed there out of the (iiiking fund : he and his rureu<a» &c« iadoniKH 
bed. 

CAP. VII. 
* An a3 for the more effeSlual colkSiing in Great Britain aid 
Ireland, end other parts of his Majefifs dominions^ the 
duties granted for the fupport of the royal hofpital 4t 
Greenwich. 

7W.3. c.ai. xxTHEREAS by an a^ made in the fvcnth year of the 

V V reign of his htc majcfty King William the Thirds intiluled^ 

An ad for the increafe and encouragement of feamen, and an 

SW. 3. c. 13. a^ made in the eighth year of his faid late Maje/l/s reign^ intitutedf 
An 3& to inforcc the a£l for the increafe and encouragement of 
feamen, and alfo another a£i made in the tenth year (f the reign of 

10 Ann. c. 17. her late MajeJIy J^uen Anne, intituled. An aft for the better cdU 
Icding and recovering the duties granted for the fupport of the 
royal hofpital at Greenivich, and for the further benefit thereof, 
and for the preferving her Mitjeily*s harbour nioorings, there woi 
given and ejlablijbed^ for the fupport of the faid hofpital^ « duty of 
fx pence per menfem, payable by all feamen ; and particularly bj toe 
faida£t of the tenth of i^ueen Anne, ;/ was {amongjl other things) 
ena&edj That the faid duty Jbould be paid by every feanum% and oUier 
perfon whatfotver^ that Jhouldferve or be impUyed by her Maj^f 
her heirs or fucujfors^ or by any other perfon or perfons wbatfeeueri 
in any of her Majeftfsjhips^ or in any Jhip or vejfel belonging t$ a$f 
of the J'ubje^s of tjreat Britain or Ireland, or dominions thereunto 
ielofigingy and by every majler or owner navigating his ownfbip ot 

a veffieh 



] Anno fecundo GeoRGII IL c.y. i j^ 

whether implcyed upon the Ugh fea or coafts oftbefame^ or In 
•/, bay or creek i other than and except Juch perfons^ as by the 
t mentioned aH are excepted and exempted from payment of the 
tfy and it was^ by the /aid hfi mentioned a^^ further enaileJL^ 
ir the better levying and colleSHng the /aid duty it Jbould be 
for the lord high admiral of Great Britain, or the eommijjion^ 
executing the office of lord high admiral of Grtzl Hxitzinfor 
rr beings to appoint Juch perfon or perfom^ as he or they Jhould 
tty to be receiver or receivers of the faid duty^ and alfh to au^ 
f fuch receiver or receivers to depute and appoint the eolU^ton^ 
r officers of the eujloms ofthejeveral out ports of this kingdom^ 
" the ports of the kingdom y Ireland, or fuch others^ es he 
f Jbould think fit y to collet and receive the famej which power 
lending to the ijknds ^Guernfcy, Jcrfcy, Alderney, Sark 
!an, nor to his Majefifs coknieSy ijlands and dominions in A- 
I, the faid duty of fix pence per meniem has not hitherto been 
i in any of the faid iJlandSy colonies or dominionSy notwitt^/land-- 
• general dire^Hon in the faid a£i of the tenth of ^ueen Anne, 
V fame Jhould be paid by all majUrSy owners, Jeamen, mi 
imployed in any Jhips or veffels belonging to am of his Maje^ 
tbje^s of Grc^x, Britain and Ireland, and the dominions there^ 
mongingy to the great lofs and prejudice of the faid hofpitd ; 
oaedy whereof, be it enacted by the King's mod excellent 
y, by and with the advice ana confent of the lords fpiri- 
nd temporal and commons in this prefent parliament af- 
»d, and by the authority of the fame, T|iat the faid feve- 
» heretofore made concerning the faid duty of fix pence 
mfewy and every claufe, penalty, power and thing therein 6d*^r moa- 
ned, and not altered by this prefent a(^, (hall extend, and fem for 
henceforth be conftrucxl, adjudged, deemed, and taken to Gn:enwich 
i, to all (hips and veffels belonging to any of the fubjedls hofoital to be 
Majcfty, his heirs and fucceffors, within the faid iflands vcifcu bdone- 
feyy Guemfeyy Aldtrneyy Sark and Many and every of them ing to Jcrfe^" 
lively, and within all and every his Majefty's colonies, Gueriiiey, 5cc 
I and dominion^ in America, as well as to thofe within 
Britain and Ireland ; and that from henceforth every iea* 
snd other perfon whatfoever, that (hall ferve or be imploy* 
\ny (hips or veflels belonging, or that (ball belong, to any of 
\hp&% of his Majefty, his heirs 'or fucceffors, within the 
lands of Guernfey, jerfeyy Alderneyy Sark or Man, or any 
im refpedtively, or within any of his Majefty's colonies, 
s or dominions in Ameriea, and every mafter or owner 
ng his own (hip or veffel, whether the fame be imployc»l 
the high fea or in any port, harbour, bay or creek ; other Cxceptiom* 
och apprentices under the age of eighteen years, as are ex- 
d fipom payment of fix pence per menfemy by an aA made 
\ Itcond year of the reign of her faid late majefty Queen 
and fuch per(bn or perfons as (hall be imployed in any s Ajib. c.€, 
tfOik any the coafts of the faid iflands, colonFes or domi- 
icfecAivdy, in taking ft(h, which are brought frelh on 
U^o% eoawLxntd in the faid iflandsj colonios or dominions 

re* 



i6 



Anno lecundo Georgii II. c« 7; 



[1749. 



Receiver of 
the duties to 
appoint col- 
]e£tors in the 
p«)rts o* the 
laici iilainisy 



Coltedlort ^ 
inay examine 
tnafteni &c, 
oath* 



refpc(5lively, and every pcrfon and perfons imploycd in boats or 
veflcls, that trade only fronn place to place within any river of 
the faid iflands, colonics or dominions refpefiively, or in any 
open boats upon the coa.^s of the fame ; (hall pay, and there 
flvdll be allowed and paid by e\'er)' fuch mafter, owner, feaman 
or other perfon imployed, or th^t (hall be imployed as aforefaid 
(except fuch perfons as arc Iicrein before excepted) the faid du- 
ty of fix pence per nunfcm^ of lawful money of Great Britain^ or 
the value thereof in the money of the faid illands, colonies or 
dominions refpedively, and proportionably for a (horter time 
than a month, during the time he or thty (hall be imployed in, 
or belong to any fuch fliip or veffel, for the better fupport of 
the faid hol^)ital, and to augment the revenues thereof, for the 
purpofes in the faid fcveral recited a£ts rhentioned ; which faid 
duty (hall be paid by the mafters, commanders and owners of 
all and every fuch (hips and velTels refpeAiveIy,'who are hereby 
authorized, impowered and required to dedu<5t and detain the 
fame out of the wages, (hares or other profits payable or accru- 
ing to every feaman or other perfon imployed in any fuch (hip 
or vefTel, and liable to the payment of the faid duty, if fuch fea- 
man or other perfon fliall have or be intitled to any fuch wages^ 
fliares or profits. 

II. And be it further enabled by the authority aforefaid, That 
for the better and more eafy collecting and levying the faid du- 
ty of fix pence per men/em in the faid iflands of Guernfey^ J^^fij^ 
Alierney^ Sark and Man^ and in his Maje(l}''s colonies, jflands 
and dominions in ytmericay it (hall and may be lawful for the 
perfon or perfons, ^ho is, are or (hall be appointed receiver or 
receivers of the faid duty, by virtue and in purfuance of the faid 
a6t of the tenth of Queen Jnne^ to depute and appoint any offi** 
cer or officers of the culloms of bis Majcfty, his heirs or (uccef- 
fors, in the fcveral ports of the faid iflands, colonies and domi- 
nions refpee^ively, or fuch other pcrfon or perfons, as he or they 
(hall think fit, to colle^.^ the fame, which faid collectors, (b to 
be appointed, are hereby authorized and required to colIeA the 
faid duty of (ix pence per menfim in the feveral ports of the faid 
iflands oi Gttcrnfey^ J^^fy^ Aldermy^ Sark and MaUj and of eve- 
ry of them refpeclively, and alfo in the ports of all and every 
his Majefty's colonies, iflands and dominions in America^ ac- 
cording to fuch inflruClions as (hall from time to time be fent to 
them in writing; by fuch receiver or receivers ; and for the faid 
collector's care and pains therein, it (hall and may be lawful 
for the lord high admiral of Great Britain^ or the commiflioners 
for executing the laid office of lord high admiral of Great Bri' 
taifj, for the time being, to make fuch allowances to them out 
of the faid duty, as he or they fliall judge reafonable. 

III. And bo it further cnaCled by the authority aforetaidi 
That fuch collectors of the faid duty in the ports of the faid 
iflands of Guernfry^ Jirfcy^ Aldcrmyy Sjri and Man^ and in the 
ports of tlie faid colonics, iflands and dominions in Anurica^ fo 
to be appointed as aforefaid, and every of them refpeCtively for 

the 



1^29-1 ^"^^ fecundo Georoii II. c.7« i^ 

the time being, (hall be, und is, and art hereby fully autborlz-i' 

ed and required to fummon and examine upon oath all and eve* 

ry the mafters, commanders and owners of all (hips or veflels 

beloneing to any of the fubjefls of his Majefly, his heirs and 

fiicceilbrs, within the faid iflands, colonies and dominions^ or . 

any of them refpedlively, in fuch and the fame maniter as the 

receiver or receivers of the faid duty, and his or their deputy or 

deputies are authorized and impowered by the faid a£t of the 

tenth of Queen Anne^ to fummon and examine the mafters, 

commanders and owners of (hips and velTcls belonging to the 

iiibjeAs fsS Gnat Britain and Ireland \ and if any fuch mafter^ Mafters, &c. 

commander or owner of any (hip or veiTcl belonging to any of refufinr, for- 

die fulqeAs of his Majefty, his heirs or fucceflbrs, within the ^' *^^* 

faid iflands, colonies and dominions, or any of them refpedtive- 

ly, (hall refufe or negled^, when fummoned, to appear or to 

make fudi difcovery upon oath, as by the faid aA of the tenth 

of Queen Anm is required (which oath fuch colledors for the iciAna««c.i7i 

time being, and every of them refpeAively, is and are hereby 

impowered and required to adminifter) then and in e\xry fuch 

cafe, every fuch matter, commander and owner, (hall for eve- 

ry fuch retu(iil or negled forfeit the fum of twenty pounds of 

hwful money of Great Britain^ or the value thereof in the mo* 

ney of the faid iflands, colonies or dominions where the fame 

(haU be incurred, to be recovered and applied in fuch manner 

and to fuch ufes as in that behalf is herein after mentioned 

anddireAed. 

IV. Provided always, and be it enafied by the authority a- Traders ffx>n 
forefaid. That all and every the maflers, commanders and own- the iflands to 
ers of fliips or veflels belonging to any of the fubjedts of his Ma- ^^^^ Britain, 



jcfty, his heirs or fucceflbrs, within the faid iflands oiGuernfty^ ftich wTof 
Jerfyj AUirney^ Sark and Mans or any of them, or within any the duty m 
of his Majefty's colonies, iflands or dominions in Amerieay who fliall be due at 



(hall trade or (ail from the faid iflands, colonies or dominions, their arrival in 

or any of them, to Great Britain or Ireland and back again to ^^^ Bntahi, 

the fiud iflands, colonies or dominions, (hall pay fuch part and ^* 

propordon of the laid duty of fix pence per menjem^ as (hall bo 

due finom fuch mafters, commanders and owners refpeftively at 

the time of their arrival, and during their continuance in Great 

Britain or Ireland^ within the faid kingdoms of Great Britain and 

/)v£»r^refpe6tively, and fuch part and proportion thereof as fliall 

be due from them refpe^ively, at the time of their return to, an^ ^^ other 

and during their continuance in the faid iflands, colonies or do- part at thdr 

minions, within the faid iflands, colonies and dominions refpec- return. 

trrdy ; and that all and every the maflers, commanders and 

owners of (hips or. veflels belonging to any of the fubje6ts of his 

Majefty, his heirs or fucce(ror8, within the faid kingdoms of 

Qraat Britain or Ireland, or either of them, who (hall trade or 

Ui from Great Britain or Ireland, to any of the faid iflands, co- 

bmict or dominions and back again to Great Britain or IreluKJ, 

flutt pay the faid duty of fix pence per men/em only in the laid Traders trom 

idnsdoms Qf Great Britain axKl Ireland refpe^tivcly, and no part c;reat Jir.im* 

Vot. XVI. C there- ^\'<* i V ^n- 

ly here. 



1 8 Amafecundo GeoKGII 11. a 7.' t'7?9« 

thereof in any of the faid iflands, coloiMea or dominions^ 

V. jind whereas by th /aid aff &fthi UfUb o/^jnem Anne, tii 
maflers^ commanders and owners of flips in bis Atajejifs firvici^ are 
exempted from being fummcned and examined by the reteivers of the 
fcid dutyy and their deputies^ in fueb manner as the maften^ eom^ 
manders and owners 0/ merchant Jbips and other privati viffils an 
thereby made liable to^ and cJfofrom the penalties andforfeitures tben^ 
by impofed aiid inJiiiUd for refufing to obey fiteh fummmt and mate 
fuei) dijicovery as by thejaid lajl mentioned a£f is required^ and for 
neglect ifig to pay the faid duty within the time thereby United fn. 
payment thereof^ which exemption has been ekivud by and alhwod U 
the majhrs^ commanders and owners of merchant fiips and otietrpri' 
vate veffels hired and employed by the comnnffi$ners or other ofit^s of 
the navyy vi£iualling^ ordnance^ cufloms^ pofi^office and oibHer pithSti 
iffices of the erown^ whereby the mafkrs^ eommanders^ en»^$ and 
failors belonging to fuch fiips and veffils have often avoided the pe^ 
ment of the faid duty^ conttwy to the tme meaning of the /aid oil rf 
the tenth of^een Anne, winch only intended to exempt the eanmm* 
dm and etherizers of his Majejiy s fbips of war from fitch fittmms^ 
examinations and penalties : for remedy whereof be it furthtr en« 
^ed by the authority aforeraid. That it (hali and may bt^Itw- 
ful to and for the receiver and receivers of the £iid duty ib ap* 
pointed or to be appointed as aforefaid, and hit or their dipii^ 
or deputies for the time being, by warrant under his or th«r 
hand or h;tnds, to fummon and examine upoo oath all and eve* 
ry the makers, commanders and owners of merchazH AJpt pod 
other veflels hired ot employed, 6r that at ahy time l|erefli|er 
fhall be hired or employed by the commiflbnen^ or otter^ifi* 
cers of tlie navy, vi(5tualling, ordnance, cuftdms, pofi-oflks^ V 
any other publick office or offices of the crown, for or in. the 
fervice of his Majefly, his heirs or fucceflbrs, in fuch and the 
fame manner as I'uch receiver or receivers, and his or tbtir 4^ 
puty or deputies^ are by the faid ad of the tenth of QiMc^iJaif, 
and by this prefent adi direded and impowered to fuminon and 
examine the mailers, commanders and owners of other mar- 
Mafters of ^^^n^ ^^P^ ^^d private vefleis, and if any fuch maflcf, ooftf 
ineit:hant(hips mander or owner of any (hip or veiU hired or amployed, wfo 
hired by com- be hired or employed by the commiffionen,. or other ofik^cf 
miflioncrsof any fuch publicic office or offices for or in the ter^ieo of hit 
b^'i^AmTnTd^ Majefty, his heirs or fucceflbrs as afoiefaid, OuOl refufe toap- 
by itw recei- P<^r, or to make fuch difcovery upon oath, as by die bid nSt 
▼en. of the tenth of Queen Jnne is required to be made by f)ie. ifMH 

fters, commanders and owners of other merchant Ibipa aofl pen 
rate vefTels (which oath fuch receiver or receivers^ and hir or 
their deputy or deputies for the time being, and every of tkaas 
refpedtively, is and are hereby impowered' and requii^ to ad- 
minifter) or (hall negled to pay fuch monies as Aall flhosi finn 
to Ann. c. 17. to time be due to the faid hofpital, from fuch mafler, comouin- 
der or owner refpedively, for or on account of the laid AnOfi. 
within the time herein after Kmited and appointed for payittart 
thereof, then and in eyery fuch cafe every fuch mafter. 



i'iiqj] Annb fecundo Georgii II. c. y. tg^ 

diander and owner of any (hip or veflel To hired or employed, or 
io he hired or employed by the commiffioners, or other officers 
6f aiiv fvch publicK office or offices, for or in the fervice of his 
Majeny, his heirs or facceflbrs as aforefaid, fo rcfufing or neg- on rffufal to 
kdh'Ag^ than for orery fuch refufal or neglect forfeit the fum of ^^^.s^mined, 
twenty pounds of hwful money of Great Britain^ to be recover- ^'^^^'^ ^ ^ 
ed and aprplied in fiich manner and for fuch ufes as in that be- 
ftalf is heran after memioned and diretftcd. 

VI; And for the eafier and more efFeiShial collefling the faid 
duty of fix pence fer minftm of and from the mailers, comman- 
tkri and owners of merchant ihlp^, and other private veflels 
tiired or employed, or that (hall be hereafter hired or employed 
•by the cddl^mimbners,' or other officers of fuch publkk offices 
as ifbrefiiid, for or in the fervice of his Majefty, his heirs or 
'AicodK>ft : be k further enaded by the authority aforefaid, 
'Tliat the fecretaries or chief clerks of the navy office, vidual- Secretarietof 
-fing office, office of ordnance, cuftom-houfe, poft-c^ce, and the publick 
ill other publick offices of the crown, ufoally hiring or employ- offices to rivt 
in^ fhips or veflels for or in the fervice of his Majdty, his heirs fhim emplov. 
or fiicorfbrt, (hall once in every year yearly, upon the firft day of ed m thor * 
ymnmy m each year, or within twenty days next following at (ervice. 
'tfie fiuAeft, give and deliver to or into the office of the receiver 
or reco^^ <rfthe fald duty in the port of London^ a true and ex* 
wEthlkor account of the number and names of all and every the 
fldM ot v«fth that in the year oreceding every fuch account 
AaH klrtre been hired or employed by the commiffioners, or o- 
dier olicers of every fuch office refpe^tively, for or in the fer- 
aibt tf Ma Majefty, his heirs or fucceflbrs, and of all and every 
lAe ddpi and veflels which, at the time of delivering in fuch ac- 
otam, ftmain in the fervice of every foch office refpedively, 
amd of aQ fudi as between every fuch account (hall be difchaiig-i' 
dd from Ibch fervice, and of the names of the mafters, com- 
and owners of all and every fuch (hips and veflels re- 



1jpe6Kvdy, and alfo of the numbers of feamen, or other perfons 
dial fliail from time to time be employed in every fuch (hip or 
rdtd I and that no treafurer, paymafter or other officer of or be- Treafurer of 
fdng!o]|to anv foch puUick oifBce or offices, (hall make out or pay the r«id offi« 
flity bm for the freight of any fliip or veflel fo hired or employ- <^ to pay no 
^, or to be hired or employed for or in the fervice of his Ma- ^JSS-^U^ 
jdly, his heirs or fucceflors as aforefaid, or pay any wages to produce an 
«ny ftiafter, commander, feaman or other perion emploved or acqultmnco 
thtt Aail be employed in any (uch (hip or veflel, until every (rom tbc ra» 
fiich idaftcr^ commander or owner refpcftively (hill and do pro- ^^*^*f» 
dnce and (hew unto (uch treafurer, paymnfter or other officer 
n^^cAivdly, in acquittance or certificate figned by the faid re- 
cetWr or receivers, or his or their deputy or deputies for the 
tec'beitigy whereby it (hall appear that fuch mafter, comman- 
lelr 0r gwher hath duly and fully paid and difcharged the faid 
Arfy of fix ftnoe per mfn/im^ and that he is not more than thir* 
-f]p«qfi ilk ah'eor to the laid hofpital $ and in cafe any default, 
flMoft-br oviffion fliall be made by any fuch fecrocary, chief 
»5 C 2 clerk. 



20 Anno fecundoGEORGi! II. C«7« [^7^9* 

clerk, treafurcr, paymaftcr or other officer of or belonging to 
any of the faid publick offices rerpe<5tively, in any of the ads, 
matters or things hereby direAed to be by tiiem refpedively 
done and performed as aforefaid, or (hall in any wife aA con- 
trary to the before mentioned directions, then and in every of 
the faid cafes every fuch fccretary, chief clerk, treafurer, pay- 
.mafter and other omcer, fo making default, negledt or omiuion, 
or acting contrary to fuch directions as aforefaid, (hall for every 
fuch adt, default, ncgled or omiffion, forfeit the fum of fifty 
on penalty of pounds of lawful money of Gnat Britain^ to be recovered ana 
50 1. applied in fuch manner and for fuch ufes as in that l>ehalf is here- 

in after mentioned and directed. 
Mafters to pay VII- jind whereas by the faid aSl of the tenth of ^ueen Anne, 
ti.c duty be- the faid duty of fix pence per menfem is directed to be pcdd by the 
clcaredTn^'^^ w<j//^ri, commanders or owners ofjhips or veffels thereby madi liahk 
wards by the to pay the fame ^ within fourteen days after they Jbould be cleared in^ 
cuftoiaiioule. ward by the officers of the ctiftomSj which hath been found ineffiffih 
aly in as much as many malurs and commanders of fhips and veffels^ 
after they have been cleared at the cujlom-houfe^ have wholly mgleSUd 
to pay the faid duty^ ivhcreby great detriment and lofs hath bappemd 
to the faid hofpital: for remedy whereof be it further enaCtod by 
the authority aforefaid, Tliat from henceforth all and every the 
mafters, commanders and owners of all merchant (hips and o- 
ther private (hips and ve(rels whatfoever^ by this a<St or any of 
the faid former adts made liable to the payment of the faid duty 
of fix pence per menfem^ (hall pay all fuch monies as (hall from 
time to time be due from them and every of them refpedively 
unto the faid hofpital, for or on account of the faid duty, befisrc 
any fuch (hips or ve(^ls (hall be cleared inwards by the offiocn 
of the cuftoms of his Majefty, his heirs or fucceflbrs, ifi any 
of the ports of this kingdom of Great Britain^ or of the fiud 
kingdom of Ireland^ or of the faid illands of Guernfey^ y^f9% 
Alderney^ Sari and Man^ or of any of them, or of any qf his 
Majedy's colonies, iflands or dominions in America ; and that 
no cu(tomer, colle<^or, comptroller, receiver, furveyoryfearchers 
waiter or other officer whatfocver, of or belongir^ to the cu- 
ftoms of his Majefty, his heirs or fucceflbrs, (hall, at any time 
hereafter, clear inwards any merchant Ihip or private vttSA 
-whatfoever, by this or any of the faid formef acts made or de- 
clared liable to the payment of the faid duty of fix pence pir 
' ricfi/im^ or grant any warrant, or give or make out ariy cocquet, 
tranfires, returns or difcharges unto or for any fuch (nip or vef- 
fel whatfoever, or (liall permit or fuffer any fuch (hip or vefTd 
to go out of any the ports l>efore mentioned, until the faid ma- 
tter, commander or owner or owners of every fuch (hip or vef* 
fel refpe(ftively (hall and do produce and (hew forth unto fuch 
officer or officers, an acquittance or certificate, figned by the 
faid receiver or receivers, or his or their deputy or deputies for 
the time being, whereby it (hall appear, that fuch ma(ter, cpiiv- 
mander or owner or owners have duly and fully paid and dis- 
charged the (aid duty, and that he or they is not or ^rc more 

than' 



.] • AnnofecundoGEORGii 11. C.7. ii 

hirty days in arrcar to the fiiid hofpital, or that they are 
»ted froin the payment of the faid duties by virtue of the 
ions herein, and in the faid a& of the tenth of Queen 
lontained; and every mafter, commander and owner of Madent, cu- 
ch (hip or veflcl who ihall refufe or negledt to pay the faid (Vomers/ Sec. 
f fix pence p£r menfim^ in the manner and within the time "i^^ing <fc. 
before mentioned, limited and appointed for payment yj|*|^' ^orteit 
f, and alfo every cuftomer, colleiftor, comptroller, re- 
, furvevor, fearcher, waiter and other officer of the cu- 
who ihall make default in any of the premiiTes injoined 
lefpe^lively by this adl, or Ihall in any wife adt contrary 
directions herein before mentioned, (hall for every fuch 
, negled, default or a6l, forfeit the fum of twenty pounds 
ful money of this kingdom, if fuch forfeiture (hall be in- 
within Ureat Britain or Ireland, or to the amount there- 
he money of fuch iflands, colonics or dominions where 
rie (hall be incurred, to be recovered and applied in fuch 
r as in that behalf is herein after mentioned and di- 

[. Provided, and be it further ena(5led by the authority a- Quakers fo- 
), That in all cafes wherein by this ad an oath is requir- lemn declare- 
appointed to be taken, the (blemn afEnxfation and dccla- **^" ^"J ^a*^ j 
of the people called ^iirs (hall be accepted inftead of ^^P^^ ^^^;*** 
ith, in fuch manner and form as by the laws and.ftatutes 
I kins^dom is directed and appointed ; and if any fuch 
r (hail refufe to make fuch folemn affirmation and decla- 
in any cafe, wherein any other perfon is hereby required 
t an oath, every fuch C^aker fo refuting (hall, for every 
Bfence, be fubjedl to the like forfeitures and penalties as 
hc;^ per(bn refufing to take an oath is made liable to by 
i, ; and in rafe any fuch Quaker (hall, upon his folemn Qnakers or 
ition or declaration, affirm or declare any matter, which ^J^^*^" S^'^^y 
efelfe, or if any other perfon, before any fuch receiver j-^2|gjjj*^|°^^^^ 
n* perfon hereby authorized to adminiiler oaths, (hall wil- puniOiment at 
lake a faife oath, every fuch Qiaker or other perfon, be- wilful perjyixy. 
ereof lawfully convidtcd, ihall, for every fuch oflfencc, 
ind be liable to the like fines, pains, penalties and punifli- 
as perfons conviAed of wilfid and corrupt poijuiy are fub- 
liaUe to by the laws of the refpedive places where fuch 
s (hall be committed. 

And be it further enaded by the authority afbrefaid, That Forreituret 
I every the forfeitures and penalties which (hall at any time and penalties 
:cr be incurred by virtue of this ad, or any ciaufe there- Jjowtobcfucd 
tainedj within the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland 
ivdy, (hall be fued for and recovered in fuch manner, 
th (uch cofts of fuit as bv the faid ad of the tenth of Queen 
B.prie(cribed and diredea for the recovery of the penalty or 
lie dF twenty pounds, hereby laid or inflided upon the 
ificra* commanders and owners of (hips or vedcis neg- 
or rdufin^ to appear, or make difcovery, or to pay the 
(tjr, io fiicb manner as by the fiud laft mentioned ad is 
C3 ro* 



22 Anno ftcundo Georgxi II. c.S. 07^9* 

required and directed ; and that all and every the fbrfntures an^ 
penalti^, which fiiall at any time hereafter be incurred by vir- 
tue of this a6t» or any claule therein contained, within the faid 
iflands of Guernfiyy Jnfey^ Aldimey^ Sark and Man^ or the faia 
colonies, iflands or dominions in jtmericdy ox within any of theni 
refpe&ively, (hall be fued for and recovered within the 614 
iflands, colonies, and dominions refpeAively, in fuch ^nd th« 
fame manner as is ufual in fuing for and recovering other fidrfti- 
tures or penalties incurred by virtue of penal laws wfthin tfa^ 
(aid iflands, colonies and dominions refpedtively, together with 
double cofts of fuit ; and that one moiety of all and every the 
£ud forfeitures and penalties, when recovered, fliall go and be 
to the ufc of the fsud hofpital, and the other moiety thereof Co 
the ufe of fuch perfon or perfons as fliall fue for the fame m 
manner as aforcfaid. 

X. And be it further enacted by the authority aforefiud^ 
That if at any time or times hereafter, any perfon or pcrfeni 
fliall be fued for any matter or thing which fliall be done by vir- 
tue or in execution hereof, fuch perfon or perfons fliall and may 
General iflue. p]ead the general ifluc, and give this a<9 aiid the fpecial matter 
in evidence ; and if upon any trial the plaintiff fliall becoftie 
a Ceo.a. c.36. nonfuited, or a verdifi fliall pafs for the defendant, fuch defen- 
XCCI.9, 10. j^^j ^jj ^^^^^ jjj^jj |jg allowed trcbk cofts of fuit. 

CAP. VIII. 
An a£l to dif charge the trsifiees appoint fd by an aO^ tbifi" 
vcntb year of bis late Majejifs reign^ (for r^ttfing wMtf 
upon the ejiates of the late direSlors of the South- &a «m- 
pany^ and others) of their trtfft^ and to veft in the f£i 
cofnpany fuch of the efiates which were vefied in the fmi 
truftecSy as remain undifpofed of^ as alfo the produce (ff 
fuch efiates and effeSs af have been difpofed if by the 
truftees. 
rGeo.i. C.18. 1(1[7HER£AS by ana^ made in the ftventh year of his hue IA7 
VV jefty'i reigtty intituled^ An a6t fin* raifing money upon the 
cftate of the late fub*goyemor, deputy-governor^ direAon, ca* 
fliier, depuiy-<:afliier, and accountant of the Smtb-Sea compa- 
ny, and ofjo^n jtijlabiey efquire, and likewife oijames Craggs fen. 
eiquire, deceafed, towards making food the great lofs and damage 
fuftained by the (aid company ; and for difabiing fuch of the iaid 
jperfons as are living to hold any office or place of trufl under the 
crown, or to fit or vote in parliament for the future ; and for 
other purpofes in the faid ad exprefled : it is amongR other tbmgf 
enaifedy That all and every the cafilesy bfinourSy kraJbipSy manors^ 
meffuagesy landSy teficmentSy rents^ retrnfiensy fervicesy remainders'^ 
pojfejfionsy reyahiesy framhifeSy jurifdi^iions and privileges wbatfo'^ 
ewTy and all appurtenanca to tbemy every eranyef them belonging 
or appertainirgy and all rights ofentrjy rights ifaiHcny titUsy can^ 
ditienSy ufeSy truftsy powers and anthoritiesy and all leofis for lifiy 

lives or yearsy penJionSy aanuiiies^ rent-dfarges and bereaitammtt 

■i •• ■■•„ ■■ ^^^. 



t7«90 AnnelecuiidoG£OKGii n. C.8. 23 

wbaifiiVir^andffwbatfiaturi 9r kind feever they he ^ andallandtpiry 
/tmrg mi^ei in the tapiidftock or flocks of any corporation^ coni'-^ 
pmiy $r fpcirty tuihatfiiver^ and all monies due upon any account or ac^ 
€mmi$ iakneed ort$bi talanced^ and ail otter debts and /ecurities for 
Siki^ dndddl ready mmies^ jeivels^ plate ^ goodsy merckatidizes^ per^ 
/m^ tRtttiemi 4fQs whatfoever^ and of what nature or kind fo- 
#wrr, tn Gremt tintatin, Ireland, or elfewbere^ which Sir John f cl- 
lowt, Imrmui^ (Hate fub- governor) Charles Joye, efquire^ {late 
dipttty-gipermr) and William Aftell, efquire. Sir Lambert Black- 
ncllt jMfMtfly Sir John Blunt, baronet^ Sir Robert Chajdin, itn- 
rmta^ thr William Chapman, knight ond baronet j Robert Cheftcr, 
jMrv, Stephen ChiM, effuire^ Peter Delaporte, efquire^ Francis 
tifn^ ifyuire9j9mc$ Edmondfon, ifptirey Edward Gibbon, 
Mtajpy, John ^gre, eppdre^ Sir WiUiam Hammond, knight^ 
Francis If awes, efptirej Richard Horfev, e^uire^ Richard Houl- 
diMh» iffmrt, S$r Theodore Janflcn, knigft and baronet^ Sir Ja- 
cpbJmcibScm^ higbip Arthur Ingram, ejfauire^ £/> John Lam* 
bertt Aowwr, ^Harcourt Mafto^, kntghty William Morlcy, 
^JwJipy, Ambcofe Page, e/gmre^ eohnel Hugh Raymond^ -Samud 
iRead >»ir, iffmn^ Thomas Reynolds, rfquire^ Jacob Saw- 
Wdge. ifpnriy William TUhrd, efquire^ and John Turner, 
^fqfunn^ (ike direffirs efthe eprforatton $f the governor and compa- 
my rf mtrelv^s of Great Britam tra£ng to the South-Sea, and 
aiber parts ^America, ai^d for eneoeerapng th ffiery) and atfo 
Robert Kfiisht, late treafurer or eaJtier^Kcbcn Surman, late de- 
/MQNai/Kr, John Grigfby kto accountant to tbefoidcorporation^ iii 
JbJMi i^abie, efyuiro^ every or any ^ tbefhj .^.anyperfon orper^ 
yMwir ir^/er torn, rueryor any ofthemy upon tbefirft day /f June 
— Sommi oni tboufand feven hundred and twentu or at any 
r arfinm aftenvards^ or which James Craggs the elder ^ dfceafed^ 
~ y ferfin or perfom in trufi for him at the time of his dtath^ 



or ym feijed or poffrjfedofj inter efted sny or entitled unto^ in 
law or Ofuity in their oi^ any of their own right s^ or to bis or their 
own itfe or ufes^ or in partnerjhip with any others (except as in the 
fin aS is eneofted) icwv, by force and virtue ofthefaid a^l, vefted 
pnifi^ed in fitr^obn Eyies baronet ^ Sir Thomas Crofle baronet ^ 
Makiidce, e/fi Matthew Lant, {/j; Roger Hudbn, //^^ now 
AlJr>Soger Hudfbn knight ^ Edmund Halfey, efp John Lade, efq; 
Gftbri^Robcr^, ofyi and Riqhard Hopkins, efq\ nev^ Sir Richard 
"* ' I Mthty tperekf nominated and appointed trujleesfor theufejt 



^fmrfoJH m ^ fdiaQ exprejfed ofandcoficerning thefarne^ and 
MtMrSy aneentorSj adminiflrators and ajffigns of the fame truflces^ 
Jnmkhttifpeffvf times in the faidaff mentioned^ to the intent the 
frno nrigit ho fold Olid dijpoftd oL or otherwife applied to and for 
ttaj^amifiltrp^i inibe frid a£l exprejfed concerning the fame^ 
.mi^tiaitho.€kaffmomo%aartftng thereby^ Jbould be appropriated t^ 
pidfar^Aayfo of the Souths-Sea company^ infuch manner as therein 



r iy tiefi^ a&f to the fold ktf fub-governor^ deputy^ 
C4 i^' 



24 Anno fccundo Georgii IL c. ?» [^7^9' 

governor^ dire^ors^ caJbuTy deputy-cajbier and accountant of the find 
South-Sea company y in and by wkich faid a^j as alfo by ftveral 
fubfequent g^s of parliament^ relating to tbe faid ejiates vefltdim the 
fatd trujieesj divers direSHons^ powers and authorities an given t$ tbe 
faid trufiees for the due execution of the faid tru/l\ in purfuance of 
which faid recited 061^ and alfo offeveral fubfequent a^s ofparUa- 
mcntj made for enlarging the times limited for enieringy hearing g^ 
determining claims on the faid ejlatesy divers claims were entered bi" 
fore the faid irufleeSy and all fuch claims and all queflions and £f 
ferences which arofeihereupon^ are now finally ended and deterndmly 
in purfuance of the firjl mentioned ali ; but fome few of tb$ fni 
claims yet remcfin to bejatisfiedy tbe claimants or their reprefemtittitm 
pot calling for the allowances thereupon made : and whereas tbefeve" 
ral purp^Sffor which the e/lates of tbe faid John Aiflahie andfunc$ 
Craggs, deceafedy werefo as aforefaid vefteiin the faid truftees^ bave 
been Stained and fatisfiedy by means whereof y and of feverdl frm" 
fion: in the faid recited a^j their feveral and refpe^iive eftntei^ fo 
vejled as aforefcudy have been revened in tbe faid J ohn Aidabie, aei 
in the hetrsy executors or adminiftrators of the faid Jzmcs Craggy 
refpe£fivcly ; and as to the reft of the faid ejlates and effeGs^ vefy 
great parts or parcels of them have been fold or difpofed ofy hut there 
are fome few of the lands and hereditaments y and other effeOs mid 
• interefis which remain yet unfoldy and feveral of tbe eflates which have 
been foldy are notyetfuUy paidfcr or conveyed j and there are feve- 
ral parts of the faid perfonalejtates and fums ofmonej veftedmthe 
faid trufleeSy which yet remain to be got in and difpofed of i and feme 
fuits in law or equity relating to tbe faid truftsy are mm dfpqndkit: 
and whereas the faid truftees have made feveral reports to hisjaid^ 
f^Q^.f.ftlt. Maje/lyyandhisfrefentMajeftyyandbothhoi(/esofparliamaity inputs 
I. c. »$. fuance of the faidfirfl mentioned a£ly and in their bfl report y bearie^ 
date on or about the One and twentieth day ^January Axino Domini 
one thoufand feven hundredand twenty eighty taking notice that they bad 
flmojl executed the trufi repofed in them as aforefaidy did humbly fubmit^ 
whether the faid tnffljhoula continue in them for compleating whae r#- 
piained undone therein : and whereasy upon due confederation of the faid 
reporty it is judged that tbe feveral matters and things renuuning uen 
performed or uncxecutedy may require a lonfiderabU time intirely to eom- 
pleat and execute the fame y and may for the future be as well pirfmnee^ 
edand executed by tbe faid South-Sea company^ for whofe benefit thi 
faid trujiees were firft appointedy as by the faid trufteeSy and tin fur- 
ther contihuance of the faid trufteeSy and their omcersy would be an 
unneceffary charge on the faid company : may it tnerefore pleafe your 
moft ^rxccllent Majcfty that it may be enaiSlcd, bfc. EXP-. 

All the eihites of the late direAors vefted in trufteet on 14 December 17199 
and unfold, veiled in the South-Sea companv, &e. Trufteet to deliTer over 
Xp the company all things touching thofe eftates. Acoountantt to the tni* 
fteet to refund to the company's caftiier all monies not expended. Com* 
pany to indemnify the truftees. All the clear money arifen fipom th^ 
eftaret of the late clireQors to be applied according to the direftion of it 
Geo. I. c. IX. The faid eftates not to be deemed as part of the lands the 
^npany by charter are capable to purchaie* 

CAR^ 



I729«] .Anne&euQdoGEORGii II. C.9--1Z; 25 

CAP. IX. 
AumB U repeal a cUmfe in an aSt made in the mntbyear of 
bis laie Majefifs reign^ which prchiUis the importation of 
S^c9 fiript from the Jtaik or ftem. 

WHEREAS tf an a£t made in tbeninthyear of the reign ef 
Us lati maje/fy King George the Firft^ For enabling his 9 Geo. t. en. 
Majefty to put the cuftoms of Great Britain^ under the manage- 
ment of one or more commiflioners, and forbettdr fecuring and 
alccrtainii^ the duties on tobacco, and to prevenjt frauds in ex- 
porting tobacco, and other goods and merchandizes, or cany- 
11^ die fame coaftwife, ii unts tanwngft^ otber things) ena^edy 
Tt0fr§m and afar the firfi day ef June in the year of our Lord 
em wee^andfeven hundred and twenty ferny no t^ctoftxmld be im^ 
ported into Great Britsuti, ftriptfrem iheftatk or Jlem ; and in tafe 
any tekatee Jbript from the Jlalk or fern fiould befo imported^ after 
ibefipAfifjlity if Tune, the famejbould be feited^ and flnnM be 
liaUa to hfianhedfer^ and forfeitedy bf any officer of the cuflomi^ 
in the^Jami manner as any other prohibited goods might by law be 
fiardkedfor erfiixedi which claufe hath been found very prejudicial 
to the punters ^tobacco in America, and to tre tobacco trade of this 
bingdam: may tt therefore pkafe your Majefiy that it may be eaaSedf 
and be it enaded by the Kmg*s moft excellent majefty, by and Claufe in an 
inth the advice and confent of the lords fpiritual ana temponJ *^^^ ^^9 ^^'* 
ao4 oommons, in this {Hrefent pariiament ailembled, and by totobaci^^"^ 
Xiye audmrity of the lame. That the faid claufe in the faid re- ft^jpt fh>m the 
ciled aA, prohibiting the importation of tobacco ftript from the ftalk^repeakd. 
Aalk or item asufbrefaid, (hall be and is hereby repealed. 

CAP. X. 

An ad for makioff the hamlet of Si>itt1e-fte1dt in the ptrifh of Saint Dun- 
ftan Stebunheathy alias Stepney^ in the county of Middlefex, a diftinft 
pariihj and for providing a mainttnance fojr the minifier of fuch neiv 
paiiniB 

3UM* Jy allotted lor the reAon of the new church in Sf^tlo^fieldi out of 
.the money intended by i Geo. i. ftat. «.&«). Cburchwanlent may make 
▼aoltti and let op monumenta. 7*5 !• per ann. without dedii£lion« to be 
paid 10 the reAor. Velhymen to choole leftaren, i&c. The diftr i£l here* 
by appointed, to be a di^nft psui(b» divided from Stepney pariOiv and 
'diiHuuved mm iiiuU tithes, &c. All great tithes to be paid to Brazen 
Holb cdkge in OadM. The churchwardens to pay to the two poitionitta 
foL per nmi. fb long as they (hall continue portioniits. The provifioos 
fioeby made ftaU be the annual mainunance of the re£tor, beiideft /ur. 
fftcr fees, Src. No furplice feet for burials, unlefs the corps be carried 
vtof he chwth, &c. The parilh clerk to be a member of the corporation of 
parilh clerks. JteAoiy not to be held in CmmentUan, Parifti clerk to pay 
fotbe nrefent clerk or Stepney. 16]. per annum. A£l not to alter the nie- 
Ihodanr. capairing the higliways lying in the parifli of Stepney. 

CAP. XI. 

]^ aS for betterpsving and clearifing the ftreeta in the city and liberty 
of Wcftminfleri and other places within the liraiti of the weekly biiii 
- ^<tfMtaXity, in the Goui^ty of Middkiex, 
••■■'■•■ M 



K^nim /VIA. 

haJi cmairiiu; the lujhwasrt between .StmpiiA 
rifi^ Gftte» iMding Boim Ai^tfown ffll in tfat 
other rjiinous tiaurtt joi the lughw^ys tbcMuaio 



96 AftRO feeundo Georozi n. 0.12— iS. C'7^ 

On 4 Tune next, and on s6 Dec. ^arly, vdbTifien in every parifli tomake 
lifts of inhabitants, to be retnrned to two or more juitices at a fpecial kC- 
lions: whoaretoappoinr iurveyort. ^unreyontomaltf aretHrnof nvi^, 
nents out of repair to the juftices^ to be prefented to the 9uaut^<4iw»t- 
Tbej may give notice in the church, of denulti. Soch deAmkt not amend- 
ed in 10 aayst (lirveyors may amend them, and bereimboried. taweyor i 
may pave before empty houfes t to be levied on the next tenant* ^adit- 
duoed out of his rent* On irresulartfjr of water-pipei or bad paMwiaa$h 
inhabitants to amend them, and be reunburfed by tbt propiieiort cf tbt 
water- works. Juftices may make preftntments on thetrown new. Ate 4 
Jnae t7»9, the rakers to lay in heaps all the dirt^ and carry it awn) oh 
forfeiture of 40 s. Not to extend totkc royal ipatocei, or St. Jinaetls 6nmftf 
te. Juftices may alk>w furv^ortlL fier juda. ContinBaoce 4)f this aft 
lor three year4. EXP. 

CAP. XII. 
An wBt ibr the more eft«ftual 1 
Sherd and Horfley Uprig^ 

county of Wilts» and other ruinous fiarts joi the lughwaya 1 
adjacent. 

The tollf are to have continuance from the twelfth ^sfhby I7a9» fcr 
ay years. CoMtinuid by a^ GcQ. 1. c. 5. 

CAP. XIII. 

An aft forrepairing^the (everal roads therein mentioned, leading latoUie 
town 3t Leominfter in Che county of He^cfbrd. 

The toll took place from the 51ft of May 1719, and it toha.ve cqntlmMwy 
Ibr at years. Coutimud ty %% Geo. 1.05. 

CAP. XIV. 
An aift for making more effeaual the ads pafled for mairing ihe UMib 
frdm the ftonet end in Shoreditch in the county of Middlelex, latbe 
fiiithermoft part of the northern road in the paiiQi oC JEofield In-fhe 
fiuae county, nexttotheparifliof Cheftiunt intheooontyof liertlbnlf 
and for amending the roM fiom the watch-houCe in Edmunton to Chp 
market place in Enfteld. 

The private a^a of la Ann. feiT. t. cap. i. and of 1 Gea i. cap. 37. tn 
continutd for ai years. Cntkmid by 17 Geo. a. g.4i* 

CAP. XV. 

An aft to explvn and amend an aft made in the twelfth year of hie lale 
Maiefty*s reigUt intituled, JmaS t§ frtwiU abufu m ibi mMg §f birith 
MdtUtStMadUmfcirtmmtbedimenfimstbtfMft wtd i9friviia m mdmM 
€9mhmmtiuu mmuig/l mxy brickmahirs «r tl Um ah tt t^ mnikmffUn wdUi fth§ 
tkfffLtwdm^ im 9fdtr it mthmiui §r nb t mei the frioi if Meh m Ittt 
EXP. 

Company of tilers and bricklayers divefted of the powen nvm by Ae ar 
foctuid aft, feardiers to be appointed by the quartWrfeffiooSt and ^^m 
powers. Penalty for making bricks or tiks contrary to this or the foniiff 
aft. Profecutions to be commenced in one vear. None |o be coa«ifte4 
fwke for one offence. After S9 Sept. 17S9. when ground is dug for hikli% 
the foil to be taken off till they come to the real brick earth. GontloMthp 
o^ the aft IS Geo. i. c. 35. and of this aft to ^j Match lyssijic 

CAP. XVL 
An aft to make the chapel of eale of the Holy ^ad mtdhrkhed ^Maltf tl 
the town of Leeds in the county of Yock, a perpetual cure and baae- 
fice s and for defraj'ing of fome ezpences in finiihing the iai4 cluft^ 
ytt remaining unpaid. 

The new chapel to be a perpetual cure. lannes Scot, , the firft cpmlp. IB- 
pir of Leeds not divefted from the cure of fouls there. Curiite on aUblta 
fr|iegleft,imay he dted before the archbiihop^ ^, Pewt may bf Icafid 



t729-1 ^^ fixundo-GsoRGii 11. c. f 7^ 18. 9f 

nft to nife fool, for finHUog the chapel. Chapel, &c. «n4er the arch- 
NflMp*s jviiQUStioD. The arcbbilhop*f. Ice. rig^t ^ved, 

CAP. XVII. 

^ aft fiur hqrinffa dutiropon compound waten^ fplijtt, micl for licf 9* 

iPM uK raUttkn thmot. RtpetJed^ Geo, %.c. 17. 

S omp o u nd F?^eri to pay 5 1. per fi;a]loii, af^er 15 Dec. ;729. Jhefe duties 
A be mder tlie niana^ment of tttecommi^ners of pccile.. Componi^ 
jMiHcn bicAart ^5 Dec. ifp^. to enter their ftflU, &c. at the next czcife. 
sffioe. All who Aair become dialers to make Kkc c^try, on penalty ^ 
kol. ftc ^cHiog fpirits voder pitiof forfeits 40 s. per gaUon. Retailers Ip 
aajf ao 1. for fioence. To b^ renewed yearly. ' Not to extend to phyficians^ 
fee. Af^'^ }ah iTa^. pone to 611 brandy, Sqc. about the ffaieets, &c on 
fbrlotare of xoL «c. Gonttnuanoe of the aft for Aire years. Not to ex- 
tend to airackt &c. nor to mam 'vfi^ confoined in Scotland. Npr to Brir 
MOi bnmdica, fk mlfsh iogre«uenU ihaU be i^£e4 for ce^ifying only. 

CAP. xvni. 

/bf aff to a/certain the cuftm fajablifur C9r^ and ffrm im^ 
fmrui\f(BT ieliir afcertsimng ijbe price and quantity 0f 
€mm Mdprmn^ far wJUcb a komay is payable uptm txpor- 
Mian I fir approfriating the fnpplies panted in tbisfeffian 
pf parUamem ^ and far giving fnrtber time to clerjks and 
afpnntices to pay dutfef amittfato kf P^dfor their indenf^ 
/teres and contra ffs. 

WHEREAS ^ Off a^ of parliament pajid in the twenty fe- 
eindfearef the reign ef King Cnarks thf Second^ intitmeiy ^xQ^.%^c.t%. 
An sft for }fl9provement of tillage, and the breed of cattle, it is 
maOii^ Tiatvdksn (beprias of com andgrain^ at the timesy havens 
fPidplaceSf toben and where the fald com or grain Jhall he Imported 
ineo this iutgdomj exceed net the ratis hereafter following, there/haO 
te anjweredand paid for the cu/lom and poundage theretfthefe rate: ; 
thai is to faj^ For evtry fnarter of wheats when the fame JhoU not 
exioed the price of three and fifty fiilUags and four pence the quarter^ 
tkereflmU hepamfor the cujhm and poundage thereof tl)e fum offiU' 
eeeaJHIfii^ ; and when the fame JbaU exceed the fum of three and 
^ty ftilRngs and four pence the quarter^ and yet not above four 
p o inds tie piairter\ that then there Jhall he anfwered and paid, 
for ibo eufiom and poundage of every quarter of wheat, the fum 
tf oigbe jmltingii for every quarter of rye, vAen the fame doth 
mt OKOood ^he' price tffortv Jhittings the quarter, there Jhall be 
m^igfered and faid for the cuftom and poundage thereof the 
fern ^ fiaUen ftiX&pgs the quarter ; for every quarter of barley or 
wudi^ winar tbejame doth not exceed the price of two and thirty Jbil- 
kngs tie quarter^ there fiatt be anfwered and paid for the cujiom and 
paomdago therHf the fum of fixteen Jhillings the quarter ; jor every 
^mmOtr of boeck wheat when the feme doth not exceed the price oftivo 
mitUfljfJUainis the quarter, there Jhall be anfwered andpatdfor 
f fc Hlfi oa i and paaniagi thereof the fum of fixteen fiillings the quar^ 
^'^\jirouor9 fuarier rfoats, when thejame doth not exceed the fum 
^^mgs tie, quarter, there Jhall be anfwered and paid f 




^ _ go thereof the, fttm of five Jhillingt and four 

gmfiko qnaeier^ fir every quarter of ptafe and beans, when the 



2S Anno fecundo Georgii II. c. i8^ [1729' 

fame doth not exceed thefum of forty Jbillings the quarter^ there Jbd 
be anfwered and paid for the cujiom and poundage thereof the fwn of 
fixtcen Jhillitigs the quarter^ each quarter to contain eight bufaels^ and 
each bujhel to contain eight gallons^ and no more \ but when thepritei 
of the feveral forts of com or grain above mentioned Jhall exceed the re^ 
JpedVve rates abovyaidj at the times and places of importation^ that 
tken and in every fuch cafe^ there be anfwered and paid for thefam 
the duties payable in fuch cafe before the making of thejaid aff : and 
whereas by another aif pajfed in thefirft year of the reign of King 
1 Jac.i. C.19. James the Second^ intituled j An adcUtional aft for the improve- 
ment of tillage, it is ena^ed^ That it Jhall and may be lawful to and 
for all and every the jufices of the peace for the feveral emd reAec- 
tive counties within his Maje/fy*s kingdom of Eneland, dominion of 
Wales, and town <?/ Berwick upon Tweed, wherein foreign am 
and grain /hall or may be hereafter imported^ and they and every of 
them are thereby enjoined and required^ at their next rtfpe^ioe quae- 
terfejjions after Michaelmas and Eafter day yearly^ ij the oaths of 
two or more honefl and fubflantial perfons of the ref^eRive eomtiis^ 
being neither merchants or favors for the importing of conty mraxy 
VHiys concerned nor interefted in the cornfo imported^ and each of them 
having a fnehold eftate of twenty pounds per annum, or a leafehold 
ejiate of fifty pounds per annum, above all charges and reprizes^ and 
ieing fiiiful in the prices of com (which oaths all and every tbejaid 
jujiices are thereby impowered to adminifier) and by fuch other we^s 
and means as to' them Jhall feem fit^ to examine am determine the 
common market prices of midling £ngli(h e^rn andgrain^ ofthort' 
fpe^ive forts in thefmd a£t mentiorM^ as the fame JhaU be comman^ 
ly bought and fold in the faid refpe£five counties , into which any fo- 
reign corn ana grain JhaU be imported \ and to certify the fame with 
two fuch oaths made as aforefaid in writing annexty unto his H^jefifi 
ch':cf officer and colleger of the cuflomsfor the time beings refidingm 
the faid refpe^ive ports or havens^ where the faid corn or grain fiall 
he imported^ to be hung up in fome tublici place in the cti/fom^boufe^ 
to which all perfons may refort for their information : and it is there- 
by fiirther ena^ed^ That the ctiAom and duty of foreign corn and grain 
imported into any of his Majeft/ 5 faid dominions of ILn^znA^'W^^ 
and town of Berwick upon Tweed, appointed by thf firfl mention- 
ed aft to bepaidy Jhall be colle£ied and paid according to thofrius^ 
contained in fuch refpeHive certificates as aforcfald^andnot cthnvnfei 
my thing in the faid a£ly or in any other law or ftatute containeate 
the contrary notwithflandifig : and it is further provided by the Bui 
affj That all that by virtue thereof is to be done by thejuflices of the 
peace at their quarttrfeffions in their ftveral counties j fiatt he dene 
and performed in Hke manner in the city of London » in the months 
<f October aud April yearly ^ by the may or -^ aldermen^ and iuftiees 
cf the peace thcre^ and that the perfons making fuch oaths fiail be no 
corn-chandler^ mealman, faflor^ merchant^ of other jperfon interefied 
in J'uch corn fo to be imported^ but Jbdl be fome fubjtantial hntfo^ 
keepers living in Middlefex or Surrey, qualified as aforefaid: and 
whereas the juflices of the peace for fome of the counties of this U^g^. 
dom htii'e, nciwitMunding (he loft mentioned oB^ omitted or wnkOed 



1729] Anno iecundo Georgii 11. c/x8. 29 

UfittU the prici of com at their jtiarter-feffions after Michaelmas 
laft^ ofid to return certificates thereof to the chief officer and colleifor 
y the eti/lomSf refiding in the refpe^ive ports where thefaid com or 
grain has been or may be imported i by means whereof the faid officers 
were at a kfs how to charge the cuftom and duty due for fuch com^ 
which has been, and may be a great lofs to the revenue^ and a detri^ 
mint to the farmers and fair traders \ for remedy whereof, be it 
caskSttA by the King's moft excellent Majefty, by and with the 
advice ana confent of the lords fpiritual and temporal and com- 
mons, in this prefent parliament aflembled, and by the autho- 
rity of the lame. That it (hall and may be lawful to and for all Tullicetwho 
and every the juftices of the peace for mch of the feveral and re- Q^^ omitted 
fpcAive counues of this kingdom, who have omitted or ne- p^St of*^* 
gle£ted to fettle the prices of corn at the quarter^fefTions after |^"thequa^er. 
ACcbaelmas lad, and they are hereby injoined and required, at fdTions aher 
the next refpcdive quarter-feflions, or at any adjournment there- Mjchadmat 
of which (hall happen after the paifing this aft, to examine and fgftie^^J^ti,^ 
deterniine what the common market-prices of midling -Sn/fyS „^t ^u^^^. 
com and grain, of the refpeftive forts in the laid ads mentioned, feflions. 
were at or about Michaelmas laft, in the refpedtive counties, up- 
on fach oaths, and by fuch other ways and means, as are di- 
reAcd and prefcribed by the laid a& palled in the firft year of 
King Jcmes the Second, and to grant certificates thereof as di- 
leAed by the faid aA; and the officers of the cuftoms, and all 
other perfons concerned, are to govern themfelves according to 
the pnces of com or grain contained in fuch certificates, as if 
the nme had been regularly examined, determined and certified 
at laft Mcbaebnas quarter-felHons as aforefaid ; any thing in the 
Cud aft, or any law, cuftom or ufage to the contrary notwith- 
flanding. 

II. And be it declared and enaAed by the authority aforefaid, Com import. 
That in all cafes where any of the forts of com or grain afore- ^ ^*"r^^-* *** 
bid have been imported from beyond the feas, fmce the firft day chae^mas ** 
of MUhaebnas auarter«feflions now laft paft, and the importers auarter-fef. 
or proprietors tnereof have omitted or negleded, or (hall omit iions, and duty 
or ncgled to pay the refpedive duties due or payable for the ]?°.^ ^^^» ^^* 
fime, when demandnl acccH-ding to the prices mentioned and ^^*^^^* 
cxprdBed in the certificates of the juftices of the peace, made or 
to be made by virtue of the former and this prefent aA, fuch 
importers or proprietors (hall forfeit and lofe all fuch corn and 
grain, or the value thereof, and the fame (hall and may be feized, 
prafecuted and fued for, by bill, plaint or information, in any 
rf hif Majefty's courts of record at fyieflminftery or in the court 
of cxchet^uer in Scotland^ one moiety whereof (hall be to the ufe 
oiF Us Miyefty, his heirs and fucceubrs, and the other moiety to 
the fisisor or profccutor. 

nL Pinovided always, and belt further enadted by the autho- Judiles not 
riiy afoieiaidt That in cafe the juftices of the peace for the fe. J;^terminin|; 
1^ Goaodea of this kingdom fliall for the future omit or ne- corif "Sl^or 
de$ td examine and determine the prices of com or grain, at to fettk it. 
^dr n^eAive quarter-fcffions after Michaelmas and Eafler year- 

6 ly. 



^ Atim ftcuh^ Gborcii it. e. 1 8. ( i yi^. 

fyy anii to certify the fame unto his Majefty's chief oftcer anef 
•oIleAor of the cuftonts for the time being, refiding in the re- 
fpeAive ports or havens, where foreign com or graih (hall or 
fhay be itmoirted, in order to be hung up in feme pobltck [riacc 
in the cumsm-houfe, as direAed by the laid aA pafled in the 
firft year of the mga of KiAg Jafms the Secohd^ thi^n and m 
fuch cafe, the coll^or of his Majeft/s cuRotfts, at the refpec- 
trre port of importation, is hereby impOWered to recdve the' 
feveral duties of the com fo impcuted, according to' Ihe loweft 
price of the feTeral tortt of com or grain, mentioned and ex- 
prefled in the faid aft pafled in the twdnty-fecorAl year of the 
reign of King Cbarlis the Second ; any hiw, cullom' oT ufi^ ib 
the contrary notwithftanding. 

IV. And fo^ thie better afcertatning the Quantity of eantd 
f W & M t^^'" ^^ ihipped for exportation, . which by an aft ptfflSid in 
UiL 1. c. XX. the firft year of the reign df their late mt^jefties King tyilSmk 

and Qieen Mary^ intituled, An aH ftr tbi mcouragiffg tbe ^^p^r^ 
Mhn of C9rtti is no otherwife afoertamed, than' by the ccr ti& atit 
of the exporter, attefted upon oath ; be it enaftod, TYttt the 
proper officers of the cuftoms (hall be impowered to' adttileafiire 
niS5\ire^ra *^ ^'^"^ *"^ g™"* whereon there is an allowance payable for 
czponed. the exportation thereof; and for greater expedifion thereii^ 
fuch aameafurement (hall and may te by a tub or meafore cob- 
taintns four Wimhefltr bufhels $ an(d if*^ fuch corn or ^n in* 
tended to be exported, fhall be brought to be (hipped off m fiieks^' 
that then and in fuch cafe the faid officers are hereby impowered 
and required to make choice of two of thofe facks, out of any 
number not exceeding twentv facks, and fo in proportion m 
any greater quantity, before toe fame (hail be put on board for 
exportation, and thereby compute the quantity of corn ib in* 
tended to be (hif^ped for exportation ; and accorciing to fudi com- 
putation, the allowance or bounty money (hall be paid to the 
exporter for the whole quantity proporrionaUyy upon his pro* 
ducing a oertiticate from the proper officer or o(Bcers of the 
cuftoms, attefting the quantity and quality of the com or graiil 
ib (hipped for exportation. 

V. And it is hereby further enafted by tbe authority alfatfe* 
faid. That the like powers, certificates ind regulations, and 
other matters and things above mentioned, (hall be extsendedu^ 
the afcertaining the prices and quantity of bear eHiai bin^ oiC* 
meal and malt made of wheat, or wheat malt, intendedtor ex- 
Sworn meters portation : provided neverthelefs. That nothinr in this aft Ihiil 
to tneafure extend to alter the prefent praftice, with refpeft to the mannDB^ 
corn m the ^f (Iiipping corn from the port of iMdw^ but that the fame ini^ 
5^ be meafur^ by fwom meters appointed for that purpofe» hf 

whofe certificate tlie fearchers, or other proper officers of m 
Majefty's cuftoms, are hereby impowered and required to crtrd- 
fy the quantity of com (hipped for exportation, on a cotifieait 
of fucii meters, as hath been conftantly praftifed \ any tbin| 
herein contained to the contrary notwithftanding. 

VLPro- 



7a^] AiHio fecundb GsoRdit IL C. i9. jt 

VL IVpvided alwaysy and be it enaSed by the authority «• Appropria- 
irefiM, That all the moqict comiog into die exchequer enher ^^ ^^^ 
y loam or excbecju^-biUsy vpon one aA of this feOion o{^^^^ 
arliaiBcntt intituled, AmUl f$r tMiimdng tbi Aaiis up§n mak^ 
■Off, cjiiir and perry^ in that fart $f Great Britain calUd Eng*^ 
iid, and fir graniing t^ bis M$jify artmn duties uppn malij mum^ 
vlir mdpirry^ i» /i^ part $f Great Briuin calUd Scotland, far 
nfifvui tf tif jw m tbwfynd fivnt bundrid and twent^nuu^ 
^ifir making g^od the deficienty tf a late maU aQ^ and (o much 
Hmcy, if any luck be, of the duties thei:eby granted or conti* 
mtA^ as ibaU.arife and remain after all the loans or exchequer-* 
lUa oMide or to be madeon the lame aA, and all the intereft, 
V^endumy or rate and chaH«s thereon, and the charge thereby 
Uomblo ior raiing the £ud duties, Audi be liitisied, or money 
jffidept Iball be rdemed to difcharge the fiime ; said all the mo» 
ks.eopoiDg. int«» the .cischequer either by loans or exchequer* 
ills^ upon one other aA of this feffion of parliament, intituled, 
hisfirgjraMmganaid t$Us Maiiftjbf ahmd-toiCti bimfid 
I Great Bri^dn f^r iht firvki cfiU ytar $9^ tboufandfiuoi mm^ 
rwtf and tmniyjiyiit, and lb much money, if any fiich be^ of 
iM^taKtj^fFsby panted, as fliall arife and remain, after all the 
MM j^ oKcoequer-bills made or to be made on the faine «ft, 
ndalLtheintareft, Prmmmm or rate and duH|^'the«soiif and 
he dwges therelqr allowed for railing the faid land-tax ihall 
a^6fi$fi»it or mosiey liufficient IhoU be referved in the excbeauer 
ID|4ifiW« Ibe lame 1 and the fiun of one million two hunared 
SHi 4Ay ibou&ad pounds fo be advanced by the governor and 
^popony of the bank of Engknd^ for the purch& of an an*' 
Nlily tif fifty thouiand pouii£ pfr annnm^ in purfuance of an- 
ftliev-adl.af this prefent IclSon <^ parliament, intituled. An a6t 
$t r^^fing tbi Jim .rf mt niUion tW9 hwtdrU and fifty thwfani 
mmds, h-fa^ ^f ^MvnK^iVi /# tbe bank pf England, after tbe rat$ 
fjjmrpcims per ceiltum per annum, ndumabU by partiamMf 
mifirafi^^g thiprodna tf the finking fimd% and the fum of 
^cnjihcNSifand fix hundred ninety four pounds leventeen lbil« 
iim and eight pence halfpenny, remaining in the receipt of his 
kl^jprfly's ejfechequer on arrears of former land-taxes, (hall be 
Upropriaied and applied, and ore hereby appropriated for and 
ismisdssbe feverot ufes, intents and puipolos herein exprefled, 
^fleA.*nevertheleis to fuch rcftridions as are herein after pre- 
^M ik^tbat is to &{, It is hereby enaAed and declared. That -^ ^ , 
M^df^pf wy theaids orfuppliesaforelaid^ there Ihall and may ^a/fori^ ' 
_.>i^. J ^ ^^^ i^f^g^ ^ f^^Qis of moiiey not exceeding nine navy, 
^b^ fix thouiand twenty five pounds ten Ihillings and 
/or or towards the liaval fenrices herein after more 
jt«xprefled $ that is to fay. For or towaids dc&aving 
^\ ef.Ufte ordinary of his Majeftv*s navy, and for hal£ 
p(lll^l0-6e-offloers, and for or towards viAuals, waees, wear and 
ipif' ef the navir, and the vi^hudling tliereof, performed and to 
b^fldbivtedy udfor or towards fea4ervices in the oOke of 
^,-T v * » ordnance 



3* 



fO|O0oK for 

Greenwich 

Hofpital. 



6ci forth 



rthe 
ordnance for 
Und-fervice. 



19 f. sd. iq. 

for the land- 
idfces. 



The overplus 
huw to be ap- 
plied, y?/ 
^(xeo. t. c. 16. 



Abdo ftcundo Georgii II. c. 18. ['7^9^ 

ordnance performed and to be performed, and for or towtfds 
other fervices of the navy performed and to be performed. 

VIL And it is hereby further enadted. That out of all or anf 
the aids or fupplies as aforefaid, there (hall and may be ifiiied 
and applied any fum or fums of money not exceeding ten thou- 
fand pounds, upon account, for and towards the fupport of the 
royal hofpital at Greemvhh^ for the better maintenance of the 
feamen in the faid hofpital, worn out and become decrepit ia 
the fcrvice of their country. 

VIII. And it is hereby alfo enaded. That out of all or any 
the aids or fupplies as aforefaid, therefhallandmay beifliiedand 
applied any fum or fums of money, not exceeding ninety thou' 
fand two hundred and forty nine pounds three (hillings and fix 
pence, for or towards defraying the charge of the office of ord* 
nance for land-fervice, pertormed and to be performed, and for 
defraying the extraordinary expcnce of the office of ordnance for 
land fervices, not provided for by parliament. 

IX. And it is hereby like wife enaAed, That out of all or any 
the aids or fupplies provided as aforefaid, there (hall or may be 
Iflfued and applied any fum or fums of money, not exceeding in 
the whole the fum ot one million three hundred fifty two thou- 
iand one hundred thirty eight pounds nineteen (hillings and five 
pence halfpenny, for or towards maintaining his Msnefty's land- 
forces, and other fervices herein after more particularly expret 
kA ; that is to fty. Any fum not exceeding feven hundred eiriity- 
four thoufand nmc hundred eighty three pounds twelve ihiffing» 
and one penny halfpenny, for defraying the charge of twenty 
two thoufand nine hundred fifty five men, including conuniw 
fion and non-commiflion officers, and invalids, for guards, gar- 
rifons, and fix independent companies for the fervice c^ Ar 
Highlands^ aud other his Majefty's land-forces in Great Britmn^ 
Gunnfey and Jerfsy^ and other fervices relating to the ferces, 
for the year one thoufiind feven hundred and twenty nine 1 and 
any fum or fums of money not exceeding one hundred and fietv 
thoufand three hundred and fifty feven pounds one fhilling and 
five pence halfpenny, for maintaining his Nfajefty*5 forces and gar- 
rifons in the plantations, Minorca and Gihraltar^zni forprovifions 
for the garrifbns at Annapolis Royal^Plaantia and Gibraltar^ for the 
^ear one thoufand feven hundred and twentynine ; andany fum or 
fums of money, not exceeding twelve thoufand eight hundred 
pounds, upon account of out-penfioners of Cbeljh Hs/pitai for the 
year one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine j andany fum or 
fums of money notexcecding twenty thoufand feven hundred thir- 
tv nine pounds four thillings and Kven pence halfpenny, for de* 
fraying feveral extraordinary expences and fervices incurred and 
not provided for by parliament ; and any fum or fums of mo- 
ney, not exceeding fifty feven thoufana pounds upon account 
of half- pay to the reduced officers of hisMajefW's land-forcea 
and marines for the year one thoufand feven hunared and twen- 
ty nine ; fubjc<ft ncverthelefs to fuch rules to be obferved in th« 
application of the laid half- pay, 9$ arc herein after prefcrib«l 

con- 



i749«3 Anno focundo GfioRQii IL C.i8. ^j 

coDCcmiog the fame ; and the fum of two hundred forty one 
^houfand two hundred fifty nine pounds one /hilling and threp 
pence, for defrayiog the expence of twelve thoufaad HeJJians^ 
taken into his Alajeity's pay, for the ilervicc of the year one 
thouiand ky^n l^uidred and twenty nine^ and any fuoi or fums 
of money, not exceeding fifty thouland pounds for one year's 
fubfidy to the King x^ ^wideftp purfuant to a treaty dated thp 
fourteenth day ofJUarfb one thouland ieven hundred and twenty 
fix ; smd any fum or fums of money, not exceeding twenty five 
thouland pounds for one yearns fiihfidy to tbp dukcotSrwt/ivici 
Iwuttlmrg. tfWinbuitdf purfuant to a treaty dated the twenty 
Gfth day of Nsvimbiroaz thouland feven hundred and twenty 
feven. 

X. Aii4 it i^ hereby likewife enaded. That, out of all or any 500,000!. for 
Che aids or. (uppyts atoieiaid there Ihall and may be ifliied and ^^^^'^"g-i?" 
applied the fiim or.five hundred thouiahd poujobds^ towards can- c^^^^'°^* 
celling and difcharging the like fum in excheouer-bills, made 
Ibrth an purfuanoe dF an a& iNrfled in the laft lefCgn of parlia- 
mentyforgn^&tingan aid to his Majefly of five hundred thou- 
Emdpoundsy . towards .difcharging; wages due to feamen. 

JCIp And At is hereby alfo enaiSd, That out of all or any the ioi»iS9l* '>!*• 
aids or fiippUm provided as aforelaid, there ihall and may be ^d. ' 9- f<^ 
iflued aiyl applied any fuin or fums of money not exceeding one d^ficienaesof 
hundred and three 'thoufand one hundred eighty nine pounds the year 171s. 
5fcwep4kiUii>g$ And feven pence farthing, towards making good 
tfit dfter^iry.of the grants, for the ye^ one thoufand fqven bun- 
di;pd(#Ba twemv eighty and any fum or Auas of money not ex- 63»9eil. 151. 
Cifli^flg iuoy ttirce thottfand nine bnndxed and two pounds ^^' * 4-^^ 
fi4«n mfings and two pence hal^^cnny, to make^good the de- fy^l^^^^ 
fiioe|Gy of /he fMnd commonly called the Gitural fund^ for rai- 
fing: iiqrep. hundred twenty tour thoufand eight hundred forty 
fbiir pfMinds fix (hidings and t^n pence and one fifth part of a 
K^nvy^f^r the year ended a( Jldich(ulmas nne thoufand feven 
Vw^wd ^wcpty eight. , 

4Xt And i( isaliQ;h^reby {nrtber enaded,That out of allor any t 15,000]. for 
ihcfuds.or fu|qpV€#a{9r^Qdd^ tfiere (ball ^x>A may be ifiiied and ap- ^^ ^^* ^ 
flifA% /or and upon account of .the arrears of^the ieveral duties ■ civil hit. 
md «cvtiiucs gooted to his Ma|efty, by an aft made and pafled 
ia dtf finl year o^his Majefty's reign, ,intiti4^, Jn a& for tbi ,^^ . ^.. , 



k$i9rApp$rt fif iis. Majifl/s bot^/bMj Ofli -of tbt b$H$jnr and dig- ^ i 
wlt§ •} iii €r§tffii gf Great Britain, any fiun or iums of money 
m( nfpnrdjing the Aim of one hiindred and fifteen thouiand 
mmdls in mil jnwnpr, TfkAlqx fuch nfes and pucpofes, as his 
lii^jdBy fluU bfsax lime tg time be plealed to dirciSl and ap- 

, SP0- PifQvid^ always, and be it cnaded by the authority Provifo. 
j|iqn(9li4p : That in $^ there fliall be ftanding out, or in arrear, 

S^.^^^ffe of |)is M%i^y (wh(Hi> Gpd long preferve) any 
p or Aims of money for or on account of the faid duties 
m4 xpwauqs, wbicb. together with what hatb been or 
JMl \(^ ^F«iffc4 :wt of tnf fame durbg his Majcfty*s life, 
^Bl..3m[. D and 



34 Anno fecundo Georgii II. c. iS. UP^^ 

and together with the faid fum of one hundred and fifteen thou- 
fand pounds, (hall be more than fufficient to compleat and fa- 
tisfy to his Majefty, during his life, the yearly fum of eight 
hundred thoufand pounds per annumy in clear mone}', to be com- 

Euted from the twenty mth day of Jum one thoufand fevea 
undred and twenty feven, then and in fuch cafe the fud fuol 
of one hundred and fifteen thoufand pounds (hall be replaced 
and refunded by or out of fuch fum or fums of money fo ftind' 
ing out or in arrcar as aforcfaid, as (hall be more than fufficient 
to compleat the faid yearly fum of eight hundred thouiand 
pounds in clear money to be computed as aforefaid, or fo much 
thereof as the monies ari(ing thereby (hall extend to fatisfy the 
fame, and that the monies fo to be replaced or refunded, (halt 
be feparatcd and kept apart in his Majefty's exchequer, for the 
nfe and benefit of the publick, and (hall not be {(Tued or applied 
to arty other ufe or ufes, than fuch as (hall be directed by author 
rityw parliament. 
Not to h (r:i^>\ ' ^ XLy. And be it enabled. That the faid aids or fupplies pro- 
plied to any vidcd as aforefard, (hall not be {(Tued or applied to any ufe, in- 
other ufe. ^^1^^ Qj. purpofe whatfoever, other than the ufes and (AirpoTcs 
before mentioned, or for the feveral deficiencies or other pay- 
ments direAed to be fatisfied thereout, by any particular cnde 
or claufes for that purpofe contained in any other aft or ads of 
this prefent (eflion of parliament. 
Kules to be XV. And as to the faid fum of fifty fevcn thoufand poyndl^ 
ohferved m by this adt appropriated on account of half-pay as arare&id, 
fPP'^^*J™®^ it is hereby enaded and declared by the authority aforeftid, 
tbe tiair .pay. ^^^^ ^^^ ^j^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ prefcribed, (hall be duhrobferved in the 

application thereof; that is to fay. That no perion (hall have or 
receive any part of the fame, who was a minor and under the ag^ 
of fixteen years at the time, when the regiment, troop orcomi- 
pany in which he ferved, was reduced ; that no pcrfons (ball 
have or receive any part of the fame, except fuch perfons who 
did a£tual fervice in fome regiment, troop or company ; that no 
perfon having any other place or imployment of profit, civil or 
military, under his M^e(fy, (hall have or receive any part of 
the half-pay; that no chaplain of any garrifon or r ^ imcD t 
who has any ecclefiaftical benefice in Gnat Britain- or irelani^ 
(hall have or receive any of the faid half- pay; that no psr- 
fon (hall have or receive any part of the fame, who hath re- 
figned his commiflion, and has had no commiffion fince; that 
no part of the fame (hall be allowed to any perfon, by virtne 
of any warrant or appointment, except to fuch perfoos who 
would have been otherwife entitled to the fame as reduced offi- 
cers ; and that no part of the fame (hall be allowed to any of 
the o(ficer9 of the five regiments of dragoons, and eight regi- 
ments of foot lately di(banded in Ireland^ except to fuch ti 
were lately taken off the eftabli(hment of half-pay in Gnat Bri^ 
tain. 
B Ceo. a. ftat. XVI. And whereas by an aff ofparliantint madt in the fir ft ymr 
t. C.9. of bis Majeftfs nign^ intituled^ An adl for granting an aid to bb 

Mbjefly 



t729*] Anno fecundo Georgxi IL c. i8* 35 

Majefty of five hundred thoufand pounds, towards difchargrng 
wages due to feamen, and for the conftant, regular, and punc- 
tual payment of feamens -wages for the future ; and for appro- 
priating the fupplies granted in this prefent IclTion of parlia- 
ment, and for difpofing of the furplus of the money granted 
for half-pay for the year one thoufand feven hundred and twenty 
fcvcn, feverai fuppties which had been granted to his Majefty^ as is 
therein mentiened^ were appropriated to feueral ufcs and purpofes 
therein exprejfed^ amon^ft which any fum or fums of money ^ not ex^ 
teeding fifty eight thcujand pounds^ was appropriated to he paid to the 
rtdueed officers of his Majeji/s knd-fcrces and marines \ fuhje^ never ^ 
thelefs to fuch rules to be obferved in the application of the faidhalf- 
pay^ as in and by the aforefaid a^ were prefcribed in that behalf: 
now it is hereby provided, ena<5ted and declared, by the autho- 
rity afbre&id. That fo much of the faid fum of fifty eight thou- overplus of 
fand pounds, as is or (hall be more than fufficient to fatisfy the half.pay, for 
faid reduced officers according to the faid rules, by the faid adt the compaf- 
prefcribed to be obferved in the application thereof, or any part ^o^**'* l^^* 
of fuch overplus, (hall or may be difpofed of to fuch officers who 
are maimed or loft their limbs in the late wars, or to fuch others, 
as by reafon of their long fervice or otherwife, his Majefty (hall 
judge to be proper objeSs of charity, or to the widows or chil* 
dren of fuch officers, according to fuch warrant or warrants un- 
der his Majefty's royal fign manual as (hall he figned in that 
behalf; any thmg in this adl or the faid former adt to the con- 
trary notwkhftanding. 

aVIL And for the relief of any per f on or perfonsy whs through ne* Claufc forgiv- 
^li£i er inadvertency have omitted to pay the feverai rates and duties^ '!>& further 
er any part thereof ^ upon monies given^ paid^ contracted or '^^''^^^JiS^D^ren-^* 
fer^ vnib 9r in relation to atty ckrk^ apprentice or fervant^ which tjces to pay" 
hath keen put or placed to or with any mafter or mijirefs^ to Uarn duties. 
anyprrfe^enj trade or employment^ and to have fuch indentures ^ or 
other writings^ which Jball contain the covenants j articles j controls 
or agreements relating to the fervice of fuch cleric apprentice or fer^ 
vanty flampt within the times by the feverai a£fs of parliament for 
tbefe pnrpefes refpeSlively limited^ or who have aljo in like manner 
omitted to infert^ and write in words at lengthy in fuch indentures or 
other writings as aforefaid^ the full fiim or fums of money ^ or any 
part thereof received J or in any wife Src^lyor indirectly givcKj paid^ 
agreed 9r contracted for^ with or in relation to every fuch curky ap- 
prentice or fervant as aforefaid: be it enadled by the authority 
aC^efaid, That upon payment of the rates and duties upon 
mUinies,. or fuch part of fuch monies fo negledted or omitted to 
be paid as aforefaid, on or before the twenty fourth day oijune 
one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine, to fuch pcrfon 
or perfons to whom the fame ought to 'be paid, and tendring 
the faid indentures or other writings, to be ftamped at the fame 
tioiB, or at any time on or before the twenty ninth day of Sep- 
temUr one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine (of which 
Imcly notice is to be given in the London Gazette) the fame 
bdefltores or other writings, (hall be good and available in law 

D 7. and 



^6 Anno fecundo Georgii IL c. 19; [tj^l 

and equity, and may be given in evidence in any court vrhatfi»* 
ever, and the clerk, apprentice or fervant therein named, (hiU 
be capable of following and exercifin^ their refpedive intended 
trades or imployments, as fully as if the rates and duties fi> 
omitted had been duly paid, and the full fum or fums rcorived 
or agreed for as aforefaid, had been inferted ; and the perfbm 
who have incurred any penalties by the omifltons aforefaid, 
(hall be acquitted and difcharged of and from the faid penalties j 
any thing in any of the faid former adls to the contnury in any 
wife notwithftanding. 

CAP. XIX. 
Jn aiifor regulatings well ordering^ governing and imfrcffh 
ing the cyjier fijhtry in the river Medway, mni waters 
f hereof, under the authority of the mayor and atizens if 
the city of Rochcllcr in the county of Kent. 

WHEREAS time tmt of mind there has been an of/terfjberj 
in the river Medway in the idunty of Kent, and in tmf 
. cf the creeks and branches thereof within the jttrifdUfion of the 
mayor and eitizats of the n/y ^ Rochefter, which eyjler fijhery hA 
time out of mind been free and common to all oyfter fijbermenandireilr 
ers^ after having ferved feven years appreftticejhip to any fijbefman or 
dredger before free of the faid oyfier fijhery ; and the mayor emd rttf- 
zcns of the faid city^ and their predeceffors^ have time out ef mmiy 
yearly and oftner^ upon the application of the faid (niter dridgers^ as 
occafion hath required^ held a court common^ called An adninhy 
court, amongft other things, for the ordering and regulaHug thefand 
oyfier fijhery ; and atfuch courts the faid fifiermen and dre^ers ««- 
fiantly attend, purfuant to afummonsfor that purpofo ferved on them 
by the principal water-bailiff of the /aid mayor and citizens \ and up* 
on the return of a panel by the faid water-bailiff of the mo/l firfficient 
men amon^ the faid dredgers, to the faid courts theptrfms f$ f)r- 
turned arejworn to be of the jury of the faid court ; andtheiuryfi 
fworn at fuch court have time out of mind ufed to make orders fir 
regulating the faid oyfter fijhery, with fines and penalties for thebrtmb 
of fuch orders, and have appointed the times when oyjiers fiooM'k 
dredged and taken, afid whit part of the faid fijhery it was proper 
to dredge and catch oyfier s in, and alfo the times when no oy/lersJMd 
be dredged or taken, which is commonly called Opening and flnittiilg 
the grounds ; and have alfo by fuch orders appointed the fuantUy ^ 
oy/lers each dredgerman Jhould take in a day, which is commonfyomkd 
Setting the ftint ; and have alfo made orders for the prefhvation of 
* the brood andfpat of oyfiers, and have prefented the perfons guitty of 
the breach of fuch orders, and have Bkewije prefented and fined feA 
oyfier dredgers as have been fummoned, and who have not attended at 
fuch courts ; and fuch fines and penalties belong to and have been eoU 
leited and received to the tife of the faid mayor and citizens by thnr 
proper officers \ and the water-bailiffs and officers of the faid mayor 
• and citizens have time out of mind ufed and exerafed a power mid 
nntlcrity of entring and going on board of the boats and veffiplr of the 

Jaii 



1729J Anno fecundo GeoRGII IL c. 19. 37 

4iii fijbirmen and dndgermm^ and of viewing and meafuring the 
$2ft€rs they have had on board fuch vcjfih and hoati^ in order to dif- 
iover if there bath been any breach of the orders of the faid court j 
end when they have found any quantity of oyfieri caught more than 
the flinty or any brook of oyflen or fpaty have feized and thrown 
fuch broody and other oyfters which have been caught more than the 
Jiini^ bad again into the faid river and creeks : and whereas by an- 
tient ufage and ctiftom no perfom ought to ufe the trade of dredging 
for oyfters within the faid oyfter fjhery^ but fuch as have fervedf even 
years apprenticejbip tojcme dredgerman free of the faid oyjler fijhsry ; 
and that fuch apprentices might the better be known ^ at the beginning 
cf their appreniicejhi^ fuch apprentices have ufed to be enrolled before 
the mayor of the faid city^ and at the end of fuch apprenticejbip the 
names of fuch apprentices whofo ferved their times ufed to be entred 
in a booi kept by the faid mayor and citizens for that purpofcy and at 
the time of fuch entry they paid to the faid mayor and citizens an an- 
cient fee of fix Jhillings and eight pence ; and allperfons not having 
ferved fuch apprenticejbip^ who were at any timefouni dredging in 
the fcua fifieryj were called Cable hangers, and as fuch were pre- 
feniid and pumjbed at the faid courts : and for the better fupport of 
the euUbority of the faid mayor and citizens and their jurifdiiiion up^ 
^n the faid river and creeks^ and defrcrying the expence of keeping the 
faidceiertu ^W7 dredger for ojjiers in the faid tiver and creeks did 
aneientiy fay to the faid mayor and citizens the ancient fee offixJhiU 
lings and eight pence yearly : and whereas notwithjianaing there have 
been from time to time many good rules and orders made and efiablijh^ 
edby tbe faid juries at the faid courts^ for the regular ujingy carrying 
en and enjoying the faid cj^fler Jljheryj for tbe common benefit of ml 
the dredgers free of the faid oyjter fijbery ; yet many diforderly perfons 
amen^ them negleHing the common interefl^ and regarding only their 
own prefent private lucre^ and in contempt of all authority over them^ 
have dredged for ojfiers before the times appointed for opening of thf 
grounds^ and after they have been ordered to be Jbut^ and without 
any regard to the flint Jet^ have caught great quantities of oyfiers 
more than tbe flint j and more than they could difpofe of^ and have 
cangbi the brood and unjizable oyjlers at a time when they Jbould be 
pryirvedy and when the water-bailij^s of the faid mayor and citi^ 
zens have come to do tbe duty of their office in difcovering the faid 
cbufes and breach of orders^ they have been frequently oppofed and 
hiudredy tbreatnedand abufed^ and have fomettmes with difficulty 
ifcaped with their lives \ and notwithftanding diflreffes have been 
made for tbe fines and penalties fet by the faid juries for punijbment 
of the offenders^ yet it having been doubted^ whether fuch diflreffes 
eould be maintained^ the faid mayor and citizens have been difcouraged 
im their proceedings^ and fuch offenders have efcaped punijhment \ and 
if fuch diforders Jbould be continued^ and go unpunijbed for the fu^ 
iure, tbe faid ojRer fijbery will be in danger of being utterly M and 
defhrayed^ and thereby mar^ numerous families depending upon the faid 
ayfter fifiery will be ruined and tendency and a good nurjeryfor fea^ 
men be left to tbe publick : for the preventing therefore (uch di£- 
9r4w fpr tbe future^ and for the regulating, well ordering and 

D 3 govern* 



3? Anno fecundo Georgii IL C.19; ['7*9, 

goverDing the faid oyfter fifliery for the common good and bc- 
iiciit of all the faid free dredgers of the faid oyfter fifhery, and 
making them fccure under the proteftion of the faid mayor and 
citizens, and for the confirming and fettling the power and in- 
iifdic)ion of the faid mayor and citizens over the faid oyner 
filhcry and the free dredgers thereof, may it pleafe your Majc- 
(ly> at the humble fuit as well of the mayor and citizens of the 
faid city of Rochejler^ as of the oyfter dredgers free of the faid 
ovftcr fiflicrj', that it majr be enafled, and te it enaAed by the 
King's moit excellent majefty, by and with the advice and coa- 
fent of the lords fpiritual and temporal, and commons, in this 
^cfcnt parliament aflembled, and by the authorityof theiame, 
After 14 June, That from and after the twenty fourth day of June^ which (hall 
17x9, mayor, be in the year of our Lord one thoufancf feven hundred and 
^^^^^^' twenty nine, it (hill and may be lawful to and for the mavor 
t^^^llm^^^ and citizens of the faid city of Rochpr, and their fuccpflors, 
year to hold and they are hereby required, once or oftner in eviry yc^ff, to 
th-ir idmiral- keep and hold their faid court, commonly called the tiowt of 
ty court : admiralty, as ^forefai^, in fuch manner as they have beretobre 
ufed, and to ifluc opt fummons to the free dredgers of the find 
oyfter fiftcry, at leaft ten days before the holoing thefcof, to 
attend at the faid courts ; and in cafe any dredger refufe, or 
make default, to appear at the faid court, purfuant to -fijch fum- 
mons, not having a feafonable cxcufc to be allowed by the 
mayor of the faid court, it (hall and may be lawful to and fior 
th/jury at the faid court to impofe upon fuch dredger, fornon- 
appearance, the fum of ten (hillings, which (hall be to the afe 
of the faid mayor and citizens, and at the faid courts, bythdr 
May impanel proper officer, to impanel and return a jury of thirteen, or more, 
* i^^y* of the moft fufficient and intelligent men amongft the faid ilred- 

gers; and to every perfon fer\'ing upon fuch jury there (haU, at 
the faid courts, be adminiftred the lifual oath, to which (hall be 
added, for every fuch juryman to repeat, as follows ; vi%, 
^-Anathat Iwill faithfuUy^ impartially, anlbonefljy, accmrimiH 
the bejl of my Jkiu ana knowledge, execute the fcveral powers and 
trujis repojcd in pie, as a juryman at this court, hy anaif of parEa" 
ment, intituled. An aft for regulating, well ordering, governing^ 
and improving the oyfter fifliery iri the river Medway, and wa- 
ters thereof, under tne authority of the mayor and citizens of 
the city of Rochejler, in the county of Kent. So help me God. 
Jury to make And fuch jury fo fworn may and (hall, at fcch courts, or at 
rules and or- any adjournment thereof, make, frame, and fet down in writ- 
ders for well ing, and (ign, fuch rules and orders for the times when the faid 
^^ft*"finf *^* ^^^^^ ^"^ precks, or any part or parts thereof within the limits 
oyiicr nmcry, j^foj-gf^ij^ fl^^ij ^^ ^^^ ^e opened, and oyfters taken theiein, 

and alfo the times when the faid river and creeks, or 9ny part 
or parts thereof, (hall be (hut, and no oyfters taken therein, 
and alfo to ftate and appoint the quantities or ftints of oyfters 
each dredgerman may take or dredge in a day, and order and 
fet a certain meafure for fuch ftint, and (hall alfo make fuch 
irules and orders, as they (hall judge nece(rary, as well for the 

pre- 



E'729-1 Anno fecundo Georgii IL c, 19. 39 

prefervation of the brood aad fpat of oyftcrs, as otherwife for 
preferving and well regulating and ordering the faid oyfter fiftic- 
ry ; and fuch juries (Iiall and may fet and impofe fines and pe- 
cuniary penalties for breach of any of the faid rules and orders, 
not exceeding five pounds for any offence ; and the faid rules and ^^ be approved 
orders fo to be made as aforefaid, being approved, or altered, by the mayor^ 
Mncofded, and confirmed by the mayor and aldermen of the faid &P- 
dcy, ailembled in fuch admiralty court as aforefaid, or the ma* 
or part of them fo aflembled, mall be fair written or ingroflcd 
,n vellom or parchment, and (hall have by their order the feal 
»f the admiraky of the faid city affixed thereunto, and, being 
lb (ealed, (hall be proclaimed and publiflied by order of the faid 
mayors ia the guild-hall of the faid city, within five days after 
making thereof, ai¥i a true copy thereof, fair written in vellom 
pr parchment, (hall be immediately affixed upon the fore door 
of the guild-hall of the faid city, and a duplicate thereof fair 
irritten in fome book, (hall from time to time be lodged with 
and kept by the principal water-bailiff of the faid city for the 
lime being, whereunto all perfons concerned, and their agents^ 



(hall have liberty of accefs at all feafonable times in the day- 
paying to tn< 
(aid water-bailiff one (hilling for. the famej and all rules and 



time^ and may take any notes or copies thereof, paying to the 



ordert, (b to be madf and publifhed as aforefaid, ihall be valid 
and eficdual in law, and (hall be obferved by all the faid free 
dredges accordingly* 

IL And be it ena<3ed by the authority aforefaid, That the j^ry to ap- 
jnry at fuch courts (hall nominate and prefent four fit perfons, point four \s2^ 
out of the faid free dredgers, to be water-bailiffs of the faid ter-bailiffs. 
mayor and citizens upon the faid river and creeks; and the faid 
mayor and citizens, on fuch prefentment, (hall give powers and 
warrants to fuch water-bailiffs in the. fame manner as they give 
10 the water-bailiffs of their own appointing. 

III. And to the intent tliat the faid rules and orders fo made, Waterbailiff9 
approved, and confirmed as aforefaid, may be the better obferv- to gupnt>oard 
ed and performed, and the breaches thereof duly difcovered and g^aJ|j^°ng*jhe 
punilheds be itenadled. That it (ball and may be lawful to ^y^^^^ljl^f 
and for the ferge^nt at mace of the (aid mayor and citizens, com- 
monly called the principal water-bailiff, and for the faid other 
water-bailiffs, or anv of them, at all times to enter and go on 
board the boats and veffels of all and every, or any the faid 
dredgermen, and thereto view, meafure, fize, and examine the 
oyfters by them caught and dredged, and thereout to take and 
tfirow over board, into the faid oyfter erounds, all fuch fpat and 
brood of oyAers as (hall be there found, and aHb fuch oyfters as 
any fuch dred^erman Ihall have cauglit more than his (tint, or 
^fixtam to this a<3, or contrary to any order made at any of 
jdie laid courts purfuant to this ^& \ and if any of the faid oyfter Oyi^ dredg- 
4fei%ers, or their fervants, (hall refift, oppofc, or refufe to per- ei^ refiftin^ 
jnit and fuffer any fuch (^cer or water-bailiff to come on board ^^^^ ^®"*^ 
|li«r boats and vefiels, or, being on board, (hall not permit or ^^** 
§0u hiio or them to view, meafure, fize, or examine the 

P 4 oyfters 



40 Anno fecundo Georgii II. G. 19. [i7^9- 

oyfiers there, and to throw over board the fpat and brood thera 
found, and all oyfters more than their dim aforefak), every fuch 
dredger (hall, for every fuch offence, forfeit the fum of forty 
(hillings. 
Their appren- IV. And for further regulation of the faid oyftcr fithery, by 
/^Uei^^^rr better ordering apprentices therein, be it enafted by the autho-' 
feituic of 5°." ""^^y aforcfaid. That within one year next after any of the faid 
dredgcrmen (hall take any apprentice, every fuch apprentice fliaH 
be inrolled before the mayor of the faid city for the time being, 
in a bootc to be kept in the guildhall of the faid city for that piir-« 
pofe ; and if any fuch dredgerman (hall refufeof negle^l tocaofe 
fuch apprentice to be inrolfed within the time aforefaid, he (hall 
forfeit and pay for every fuch refufal or negledt, to the ufeof 
the faid mayor and citizens, the fum of five pounds of lawfid 
money of Great Britain \ for which inrollment two fhrllifngs and 
(ix pence (hall be paid to the town clerk of the faid city, and no 
Apprentice more ; and after the appiientice(hip of fuch apprentice (hall IM 
after his time expired or ended, fuch apprentice, following the faid dredging 
pav*6s 's^d ^"^^ within the limits aforefaid, (hall appear birfofe the mayi 
and to be re- f^^^ ^^^ ^™^ bein^, and (hall pay to the faid mayor and Citizeoi 
giltred* the fum of (iz (hillings and eight pence, to be applied as her^n 

after mentioned; and thereuponthe faid mayor (hall caafethd 
name of fuch apprentice to be entred and regiftred In a book tO 
be provided and kept for that purpofc by the faid mayor and 
citizens, to the end it may be better known what periOQS are 
from time to time intituldd^ or have a right, to the freedom of 
Free dredffcr- ^^^ ^J^^^ (ifhery aforefaid ; and that from and after the ftid 
men tdpayon twenty fourth day of June^ one thoufand feven hundred atid 
i5 0aober68. twenty nine, every dredgerman, free of the faid oyftcr ii(hcr^t 
94. yearly. |hall yearly, whilft he ufes the faid trade of dred^ng in the laid 
oyfter (i(hery, pay to the £iid mayor and citizens, and their fiicw 
ce(rors, upon the fifteenth day of O^ober^ or, if that dat 
be Sunday, then upon the next day, the fum of fix (hillings and 
Haw t6beap- ^'S^^ pence, to be applied as herem after mentioned (that is to 
pli.d, fay) both the faid fums of fix (liillings and eight pence, and fix 

(hillings and eight pence, before mentioned, (hall (purfuant to 
an agreement made between the faid mayor and citizens^ and 
the Uid free dredgers) be applied to the ufes and pprpofes fbK 
lowinp;, (that is to fay) that the faid mayor and citizens, and 
their fucce(rors, (hall retain and keep to their own ufc the yar- 
ly fum of ten pounds for their trouble and expences in keepint 
the faid courts, and (hall or may, out of the fefidue thereof, 
retain to their own ufe all fuch cofts and expences as they (hall 
be at by means or occafion of bringing, profecuting, or defending 
any aAion or anions, or other fuits or remedies, necei&ry ftt 
the making cffedlual the powefs and authorities e(hibli(hed or 
given by this aA ; and the overplus thereof (hall ht applied and 
laid out for the Common and publick good and fervice of the 
faid oyfter fi(hery, in fuch manner as the jury at the faid ooiuta 
(hall think proper and direA, fuch direftion being in writing, 
jand figned by them » sind in cafe any of the pirties before men^ 

tioned 



729«] Anno fecundo Georgii II. c. 19. 41 

ioned Ihall negle^ or refufc to pay unto the iaid mayor and ci- Rcfufmg to 

izcnsy and their fucccflbrs, or their order, the faid refpedtivc ^J ^J j-*. 

iims of fix ihiliings and eight pence, and fix (hiHines and eight i\^^ ^/ 

icnctj by them refpedtively to be paid, as aforefaid, tor the fpace 

)€ ten daya next after^demand thereof made, it (hall and may 

PC lawful to and for the Taid mayor and citizens, and their fuc- 

efibrs, to recover the faid refpedtive fums^ by diftrefs and Talo 

if the goods and chattels of fuch perfon and perfons rcfufing 

IT negleding to pay the fame, rendring the overplus to the own-* 

t or owners, after the charecs of fuch diftrers and fale are fa* 

iaficd ; or the faid mayor and citizens, and their fuecefibrs, may 

lie for, and recover the fame, by adion of debt, to be brought 

n the name of the iaid mayor and citizens, in any court of re- 

xvd; in which aAion the defendant or defendants may plead 

he general iflue, and the fpecial maner on both fides may be 

pven in evidence, and the court may award cofts on either fide^ 

irhich oofts ihall be recovertd as in other tales, where coils are 

p^ren by law ; and in any fuch adtion no wager of law, eilbin^ 

privilege, or pioteAioo, (hall be allowed, 01^ more than one 

knuriance. 

V. And whereas the numbers of the (aid free dredgermen 
are within thcie few years very much increafed, ahd by froits, land 
floods, and other accidents, the natural brood and growth of 
oyilen in the faid fiihery have been ibmetimes totally deftroycd^ 
hf which the faid dredgermen and their families have been re- 
duced to great extremities,' and the faid dredgers have been con* 
ibained to borrow money at intereft to buy oyfters, brood qnd 
fpat of dyfters, in the wefttm parts of this kingdom, and eHe* 
where, and to kiy the fame in the fiiid river and creeks 1 which 
monies ib borrdwed, ufed to be repaid bv a coUedtion from the' 
bid dredgers of a certain fum by the bumel, when fuch oyfters 
caught and marketed by tnem ; but notwithftanding fuch 



taking and la^g oyflers. by a publick colledUon, has been a 
' ^ ' ' ' mi ' 



of reftoring the faid fiihery for the publick and common 
benefit, yet many of the faid dredgers, though they received 
fuch benefit, have refuled {o pay their (hare ofthe contribution ' 
ibr ftxh bought and laidoyftersj and in regard the faid praAice ^ 
of laying ojiters has not been very ancient, it may be doubted 
whether the faid court and jury have power to make a rite, or 
compel fiich coIleAion, on the faid laid oyfters, when the fame 
aie dredged up again, for repaying the monies borrowed to buy 
and lay the fame; and it may be neceilary hereafter, upon the 
likc«diergencies,or other accidents, to buy and lay oy (lers, brood, < 
and fjper, in the faid oyfler fiihery,* be it further enadled by the 
sethorinr tferefaid, Tliat from and after the faid twenty fourth 'H|^^^]^ 
day of 3lM^ one thoufand fevcn hundred and twenty nine, when ]I?to lat^*' 
fmmxkm as thejuiy at any fuch admiralty court, or the ma- ftm, &c. m 
jar fmt ui them^ ihall declare and preient, thlit it is neceffiry the river, 
l»ltycjfflerB> brood, and tpat, in the fatd river Medway^ with* 
in Ike knits aforefaid, or in any part thereof, or in any of the 

>vnllii|i the faid oyiler fiiheiy (which fuch jury is hereby 

re- 



41 Anno fecundo Georgii IL c. 19. [1729; 

and what rums required from time to time to inquire of, and prefcnt according- 
arc ncccirary jyj ^y^^^ fuch jury (hall a I fo declare and prefent what Aim or 
pole* '^' ^^' '^"™* °^ money they judge neceflary to be laid out or imployed 
for the purpofes aforefaid, and (hall alfo nominate and appoint 
thirteen fit perfons of the faid common dredgers to be agentiof 
or for the faid common dredgers for that teafon, to have the 
care and managemept of buying and laying fuch oyfters, brood, 
and fpat, for that feafon ; and the (aid perfons fo from time to 
to time nominated and appointed agents, or the major part of 
them, (hall have full power to buy and lay fuch quantities of 
oyfters, brood, and fpat, in the faid river, or in fuch part there- 
of, or in fuch of the creeks within the faid iilhery, at the (aid 
jury, or the major part of them, (hall fo declare and prefient, 
as proper and neceifary for that purpofe, and (hall alfo have 
ami may bor- full power, and they, or the major- part of them the faid a- 
i\)w money, gents, are hereby enabled, upon their owa fecurity, to borrow, 
or take up at intereft for fuch purpofe, fuch fum and fums of 
money as the faid jury, or the major part of them refpedivdy, 
(hall declare and prefent to be nece(iary to buy and lay fudi 
oyfters, brood, and fpat, as aforefaid $ which monies (o bor« 
rowed, (hall be deemed the common debt of all the faid ditdg;- 
ers, and each dredger's (hare and proportion thereof (hall bo 
to be levied by '^^'^^^ levied, and colleded by fuch equal and proportionable 
equal contri- Contribution and rate to be ztkffed on every bu(nd or leTs 
batiuns, quantity of any oyfters, which (hall be caught and taken in the 

faid oyfter (ifhery, as the faid jury,- or the major part of them 
refpedtively, at any of the faid admiralty courts (hall direA and 
appoint, and the (ame (hall be coUe&ed and received by foch 
perfon or perfons, as the faid jury (hall at any fuch court no* 
Jlefufing to <ninate and appoint i and in cafe any of the faid common ditdg- 
pay forfeits ^s ftiall refufe or negled to pay, abate, or allow his piopor- 
I o s. tionable part or \ hare to be aitefled or fet as afore(aid, every fuch 

dredger to refufing or neglecting, (h^l for every fuch ne^leA or 
refufal forfeit and pay, to the ufe of the faid mayor and atizens, 
t^e fum of ten (hillingSp 
The charres ^^^ ^^ ^ ^^ enacted. That the neceflary charges of obtain* 
of this actto '*^Z ^^^^ '^ ^^^ ^^^ bene(]t of the faid dredgermen (hall be reim- 
be paid by burfed» and (hall be bom and paid by the faid dredgermen. 
dredgermen. equally, according to the quantity of oytlers to be taken by them, 
in fuch m;inper ^ by the jury, at the next admiralty court to be 
holden for the (aid oyfter ^mery, after the pafling of this ad, 
fliall be agreed and appointed. 
Thefe rules to VII. And be it enacted by the authority aforefaid. That all 
extend to the the rules and orders herein before provided to be made by the 
tMd oyAert. faid jtiries at the faid pQurts, and all the regulations, provifions, 
and direAions, and all the powers and authorities given to the 
water-bailiffs and officers, relating to the native oyfters .in the 
faid fi(hery, (hall extend at all times to laid oyfters in the (iud 
(ifliery, in as full apd large a manner as to the native oyfters 
;hcrc. 

Vm, And 



1729*] Anno fccundo GeoRGIi II. c. 19. 4^ 

VIII. And be it cnaAcd by the authority aforeraid. That all Fines how to 
the fines, forfeitures, and penalties herein before mentioned, as ^^ levied, 
well thofe to be iet and impofed by the faid jury at any of the 

faid courts, as all others whatfoever, (hall go to and be for the 
vre of the faid mayor and citizens, and their fucceflR>rs ; and 
that it (hall and may be lawful to and for the faid mayor and ci- 
tizens, and their fucceflbrs, to recover fuch fines, forfeitures, 
«nd penalties, by diftrefs and fale of the goods and chattels of 
a-ery fuch offender, rendring the overplus to the owner or own- 
ers, afier the charges of fuch difbefs and fale are fatisfied ; or 
snay be fued for by the faid mayor and citizens, in any court of 
record, by adion of debt to be brought in the name of the faid 
mayor and citizens, in which adion the defendant or defcnd- 
«nts ihall plead thereto the general ifTue; and this adt, and all 
other things. neceflfary, (hall and may be given in evidence on 
dther fide, and the court may award com for the plaintiff or 
defendant, which cofts (hall be recovered as in other cafes 
where cofts are given by law ; and in any fuch aftion ho wager 
of law, eflbin, privilege, or protedion; (hall be allowed; or 
more than one imparlance. 

: Saving always to the King's moft excellent majefty, his heirsj ^^^i^^ 
wai fucceflbrs, his and their prerogatives, and all jurirdijlionsj clau(<li 
cftates, rights, and titles whatfoever, as fully as if this aA had 
never been made. 

*• Saving alfo, and always refisrving to the faid city of Rochefiery 
and the mayor and citizens of the faid city, and their fucce(u)rs, 
ail franchifesv rights, courts, powers, jurifdidlions, and autho- 
rities, and all rates, penalties, forfritures, and amerciaments, 
fees, daties, profits, and demands whatfoever, not by this adt 
provided for, as fully as they lawfully had, or were intitled to, 
and might have exercifed or injoyed, if this adt had not been 
made. 

IX. Provided always. That this aA, or any thing herein 
contained, (halt not extend, or be conftrued to extend, to give 
any right or title to the faid oyfter dredgers, or any of them, to 
be freemen or dtizens of the faid city of Rochefier^ or to be a 
member or members of the corporation of the faid city ; nor 
fhall any thing herein contained be conftrued to diminifti or 
lake away from any of the citizens, or fineemen of the faid city, 
any privilege, right, libeny, or freedom, which they had, or 
were untitled to, before the making of this adt. 

X. Provided alfo. That this adt, or any thing herein contain- 
ed, (hsdl not extend, or be conftrued to extend, to abridge, 
^adtce, or derogate from ?ny right, privilege, or franchife of 
the city i& Lcndpn, exercifed by the lord mayor of the faid city 
ibr the time-being, as confervator of the river TbameSy and wa- 
ten of Mfdwofj or any other city or town corporate, or any 
lords of manors, proprietors, owners, or occupiers of any wa- 
ters, ftreams, or fifheries, adjacent to the faid river, byt that 
ilie feme fhall be and continue in the pime ftate and condition 
m More the making of this adt. 

• Xl.Prq, 



34 Anno iccundo Geor6ii II. c. i8. f ^72^- 

and together with the £iid fum of one hundred and fifteen thou« 
fand pounds, ihall be more than fufficient to compleat and fa- 
tisfy to his Majefty, during his life, the yearly I'um of eight 
hundred thousand pounds per annum^ in clear mone}', to be com* 

Euted from the twenty itfth day of June one thoufand feven 
undred and twenty feven, then and in fuch cafe the faid funi 
of one hundred and fifteen thoufand pounds (hall be replaced 
and refunded by or out of fuch fum or fums of money fo (land- 
ing out or in arrcar as aforefaid, as (hall be nriore than fuiiicient 
to compleat the faid yearly fum of dght hundred thoufand 
pounds in clear money to be computed as aforefaid, or fo much 
thereof as the monies ari(inj^ thereby (hall extend to fatisfy the 
fame, and that the monies to to be replaced or refunded, (haH 
be feparated and kept apart in his Majefty's exchequer, for the 
ofe and benefit of the publick, and (haul not be i(rued or applied 
to aity other ufe or ufes, than fuch as (hall be dire(5ted by autha- 
Tity>of parliament. 
Not to brsp**-^^X[Y. And be it enaded. That the faid aids or fupplies pro* 
plied to any Tided as aforefaid, (hall not be i(rued or applied to any ufe, in- 
otber life. i^nt or purpofe whatfoever, other than the ufes and [Airpofes 
before mentioned, or for the feveral deficiencies or other pay- 
ments direAed to be fatisfied thereout, by any particular c]au(e 
or claufes for that purpofe contained in any other aA or adts of 
this prefent feflion of parliament. 
Rules to be XV. And as to the faid fum of fifty feven thoufand pounds, 
obferved m by this adt appropriated on account of half-pay as arore(aid, 
fPP*^*^J*^^ it is hereby cnafted and declared by the authority aforefiud, 
tne nair .pay. ^j^^^ ^j^^ ^,^^ ^^^^ ^f^^ prefcribed, (hall be duKrobfcrvcd in the 

application thereof; that is to fay. That no perion (hall have or 
receive any part of the fame, who was a minor and under the age 
of fixteen years at the time, when the regiment, troop or comn 
pany in which he ferved, was reduced ; that no pcrfons fliall 
have or receive any part of the fame, except fuch pofons who 
did adtual fervice in fome regiment, troop or company; that no 
perfon having any other place or imployment of profit, civil or 
military, under his Majdty, (hall have or receive any part of 
the half-pay; that no chaplain of any garrifon or r^ment 
who has any eccle(iafiica] benefice in Great Britain or hehmd^ 
ihall' have or receive any of the faid half-pay; that no per- 
fon (hall have or receive any part of the fame, who hath re- 
figned his commiffion, and has had no commiffion fince; that 
no part of the fame ihall be allowed to any perfon, by virtue 
of any warrant or appointment, except to fuch perfons who 
would have been otherwife entitled to the fame as reduced ofli^ 
cers ; and that no part of the fame (hall be allowed to any of 
the officers of the five regiments of dragoons, and eight regi- 
ments of foot lately diflbanded in Irekm^ except to fuch ts 
were lately taken oflF the eftabK(hment of half-pay in Great Bri^ 
tain. 
1 Geo. 1. flat, XVI. And whereas bj an a3 of parliament made in the frfi year 
B. C.9. cfhii Majefifi reign^ intituled^ Anadt for granting an aid to bis 

- Majefty 



(729.] Anno fecundo GeoRGII II. c. i9« 35 

Majeily of five hundred thoufand pounds, towards difchargrng 
wages due to Teamen, and for the conftant, regular, and punc- 
tual payment of feamens -wages for the future ; and for appro- 
priating the fupplies granted in this prefent fcflion of parlia- 
ment, and for difpofing of the furplus of the money granted 
for half-pay for the year one thoufand feven hundred and twenty 
feven, feverai JuppHes wkich had been granted to bis Majefiy^ as is 
therein mentienedy were appropriated to feveral ufes and purpofes 
therein exprejffed^ amon^ft which any fum or fums of moneys not ex* 
feeding fifty eight thoMnd pounds^ was appropriated to he paid to the 
reduced officers of his Alajeji/s land-forces and marines ; fuhjeii never^ 
thelefs to fuch rules to be cbferved in the application of the faidhalf" 
pay J as in and by the aforefaid a^ were prefcribed tn that behalf: 
now it is hereby provided, ena<5ted and declared, by the autho* 
rity aforefaid, That fo much of the faid fum of fifty eight thou- overplus of 
fand pounds, as is or fhall be more than fufiicient to fatasfy the half.pay, for 
faid reduced officers according to the faid rules, by the faid adt the cotnpaf- 
prefcribed to be obfervcd in the application thereof, or any part ^o***^ l^*- 
of fuch overplus, Ihall or may be difpofed of to fuch officers who 
are maimed or loft their limbs in the late wars, or to fuch others^ 
as by reafon of their long fervice or otherwife, his Majefty (hall 
judge to be proper objeSs of charity, or to the widows or chil« 
dren of fuch ofiicers, according to fuch warrant or warrants un- 
der his Majefty's royal fign manual as (hall be figned in that 
behalf; any thmg in this aft or the faid former adt to the con- 
trary notwithilanding. 

aVIL And for the relief of any perfon or perfons^ who through ne^^ Claufc forgiv- 
gleli or inadvertency have omitted to pay the feveral rates and duties^ *ng further 
oranyptart thereof upon monies given^ paid, contracted or ^.^''^^aad^pwcn-'^* 
/ir, with or in relation to any clerk^ apprentice or fervant^ which tjces to pay 
hath hem put or placed to or with any mafter or miftrefs^ to learn duties. 
any prof effion^ trade or employment ^ and to have fuch indentures^ or 
oth^ writings^ which Jball contain the covenants^ articles y controls 
er agreements relating to the Jervice of fuch clerky abprentice orfer^ 
vanty ftampt within the times by the feveral a£ls of parliament for 
thofe pttrpofes rejpe^ively limited^ or who have aljo in lite manner 
omiteed to infer t^ and write in words at lengthy in fuch indentures or 
other writings as aforefaid^ the full fiim or fums of money ^ or any 
part thereof received^ or in any wife direlflyor indireJIlygiveny paid^ 
agreed or eontra^edfor^ with or in relation to every fuch cleriy ap- 
prentice or fervant as aforefaid: be it enaded by the authority 
aforefaid. That upon payment of the rates and duties upon 
monies^ or fuch part of (uch monies &> negledted or omitted to 
be paid as aforefaid, on or before the twentjr fourth day of June 
one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine, to fuch perfon 
or perfiHis to whom the fame ought to be paid, and tendring 
the faid indentures or other writings, to be damped at the fame 
timct or >( ^Y ^n^® ^^ ^ before the twenty ninth day of Sep- 
tember one thoufand feven hundred and twentv nine (of which 
timdy notice is to be given in the London Gazette) the fame . 
iDdentuits or other writings, (hall be good and available in law 

D 2 and 



46 Anno^ fetuhdo GSoRGil II. e. 21. f 1 729:' 

murder, as the accefTaries thereunto, as if fuch felonious ftroke 
and death thcreW enfuing, or poifonitlg and death thereby en- 
fuing, and the offence of fuch accefiaries, had happened in the 
fame county where fuch indidment (hall be found ; and that the 
Juftices of gaol jufticcs of gaol delivery and Oyer and Terminer in the fartie coun- 
derivei7 ihall ty where fuch indlAment (hall be found, and alfo anv fuperior 
proceed there- court, in cafe fuch indidment (hall be removed into luch fupe- 
^^^ rior court, (hall and may proceed upcm the fame in all points^ 

as well againft the princi\>als in any fuch murder, as the accef- 
faries thereto, as they might or ought to do, in cafe fuch feloni- 
ous ftroke and death thereby enfuin|, or poifoning and death 
thereby enfuing, and the offence of mch accefTaries, had hap- 
nd offender P^^ '" ^^ ^^^^ county where fuch indiAment (hall be found ; 
fl?aU ai>rwer and that every fuch offender, as well principal as accefTary, (hall 
and receive anfwer upon their arraignments, and have the like defences* 
the like trial, advantages and exceptions (except challenges for the hundred) 
murder had ^"^ "^^'^ receive the like trial, judgment, order and execution, 
happened in and fuflPer fuch forfeitures, pains and penakics, as they ought 
the county, to do, if fuch felonious ftroke and death thereby enfuing, or 
poifoning and death thereby enfuing, and the offence of fuch 
accef&ries, had happened in the fame county where fuch indi6l- 
ment fhall be found. 

CAP. XXII. 

An aU for the relief of debtors mth refpeSl to the imprilbn-^ 

ment of tbdr perfons. 

WHEREAS ftmny perfom fuffer hy the opprejjion of inferier 
c ^o » c a4- ^ffi^^^ in the execution of proofs for deity and the exa^ions 

l Geo!»I c 14I of gaolers to whom fuch debtors are committed i for remedy whereof 
ftiGeo.«.c.33. it may be reafonable^ not only to enforce the execution of the laws mw 
in being agatnfi fucb oppreffions emi exa&ions^ more ejpecialh feveral 
claujes in afiaiute made at a parliament held in the twenty fecond and 
twenty third years of the reign of King Charles the Second^ intituled^ 
An aA for the relief and releafe of poor difh-efled pfifoners for 
at &13 Car. %, ^**^» *^ lOtewife to maiefonu further proviftons for the eafe and 
c. 20. ' relief of debtors J tuho Jball be willing to fatisfy their creditors to the 

utmoji of their poiver: be it therefore ena<5led by the King's moft 
excellent majefty, by and with the advice and confent of tlie 
lords fpiritual and temporal and commons^ in this prefent par- 
liament aflembled, and by the authority of the fiime» That n^ 
No fheriff or ^^'^'^^ under- ft)erifF, bailiff', ferjeant at mace or other officer or 
bailiff (hall ^ minifter whatfoever, Ihall at any time or times hereafter convey 
carry anv per- or carry, or caufe to be conveyed or carried, any pcrfon or per- 
ibii arrcflf d to fons by him or them arrefted, or being in his or their cuftody 
&c^ withotit ^^ virtue or colour of any writ, procels or warrant, to any ta- 
his GonieAt ^^tiy alehoufc or other publick vi<5hialling or drinking houfe» 
or to the private houfe of any fuch oflker or minifter, or of any 
tenant or relation of his, without the free and voluntary confeoc 
nor charge ^^ ^^e perfon or perfons fo arrefted or in cuftody ; nor chai^ 
him for wine, any fuch perfon or perfons with any fum of money for any wine, 
&c, beer, ale, vidtuals, tobacco, or any other liquor or tbiags what- 

<bever» 



tyigJ] Anno (dcundo GEORGit 11. c. 22. 4*^ 

Toever, fave what he, (he or thev (hall call for of his, her of 
their own free accord ; nor (hall caufe or procure him, her or 
them to call or pay for any fuch liquor or things, except what 
he, (he or they (hall particularly and freely a(k for ; nor (hall 
demand, take or receive, or caufe to be demanded, taken or re- „or ^^i^^ ^^ 
ceived, diredtly or indirectly, anv other or ereater fum or fums greater fum 
of money than is or (hall be by law allowed to be taken or dc- than the lai^ 
mandcd for fuch arreft, taking, detaining or waiting, till the ^lo^** 
perfon or perfons fo arrefted or in cuftody (hall have given an 
appearance or bail, as the cafe (hall require, or agreed with the 
perfon or perfons at whofe fuit or profecution, he, (he or they 
(hall be taken or arreted, or until he, (he or they (hall be fent 
to the proper gaol belonging to the county, city, town or place 
where fuch arreft or taking (hall be i nor Ihall exadt or take any ^^. 
reward, gratuity or money for keeping the perfon or perfons to ^SnTfir 
arretted or in cuftody, out of gaol or prifon ; nor (hall carry a- keeping Mm 
ny fuch perfon to any eaol or prifon withinr four and twenty out ofgad, or 
hours from the time of ftich arreft ; nor (hall take or receive any ^9^ lodp^g ^ 
other or greater fum or fums for one or more nights lodging, or ' 
for a day's diet, or other expences, than what mall be allowed 
as reafonable in fuch cafes by fome order or orders to be made 
by the juftices of the peace at fome quarter-feflions to be held 
for fuch county, city, town or place where fuch arreft or taking 
(hall be, who are hereby authorized and required with all con- 
venient expedition to make fome (landing order or orders for 
afcertaining fuch expences, within their re(]pe£tive counties or 
precindts. 

II. And that no perfon may fuflfer by reafon of his ignorance sheriffs to 
of the afore-mentioned provifions made by this ad; be it further give printed 
enadted by the authority aforefaid. That all and every (heriff, <^pi^ of this 
under-lheriflF, and other perfons intrufted with the execution of {■'^^*^****** 
procefs, (hail deliver a printed copy of the faid claufe to every ' * 
bailiff, ferjeant or other officer by them refpeAively imployed to 
execute warrants within their refbeAive bailiwicks ; and when 
any fuch bailiff or other officer mall give fecurity upon his en- 
tring into office, (hall require him to make it part ot the condi- 
tion of fuch fecurity, that he will (hew and deliver a copy of the 
(aid claufe to every perfon whom he (hall arreft by virtue of any 
warrant, and carry or caufe to be carried to any publick or o- 
ther houfe, and permit him or any friend ot his to read the fame, 
before any liquor or meat (hall be there called for ; and in cafe 
any bailiff or other officer (hall carry or caufe to be carried to any 
publick or other houfe, any perfon under his arreft or in his cu- 
ftody, and there permit any liquor or vidtuals to be called for, 
before fuch claufe or copy of it (hall be (hewn and read by or to 
the prifoner, fuch negiedl or default, befides the breach of the 
condition of fuch (ecurity, (hall be accounted a mifdemeanor in 
thm execution of the proce(s whereupon fuch per(bn is arre(ted, 
and be puni(hed as fuch. 

in. And be it funher enaded by the authority aforefaid. That Gaoler, to 
cfcry (heriff, 4indcr-(heriff, gaoler, keeper of any prifon or gaol, permit priib- 

or ^^^ ^o f^(^ 



4$ Anno fecundo GeoRGII il. c. 22. ['729. 

for viauats or Other perfon or perfons whatfocver to whofe cuftody or keep* 

^"i^™ th *^ *"S ^y ^"^ ^^ arretted or taken (hall be committed, on any prc- 

plcafc, ^^ tencc, (hall permit and fufFer him, her or them fo arrefted or 

taken, at his, her or their will and pleafure, to fend for and 

have any beer, ale, viAuals or other neceiTary food, from what 

and to have place they pleafe* and alfo to have and ufe fuch bedding, linen 

fuch bedding, and Other things, as he, (he or they (hall think fit, wuhout pur- 

^l think^t '^'"'"8 ^^ detaining the fame, or any part thereof, or inforcing 

* or requiring him, her or them to pay for the having or u(ing 

thereof, or putting any manner of rellraint or difficulty upon 

him, her or them in ufing there<^ or relating thereto. 

None but law. IV. And be it further enabled by the authority aforefaid, 

ful fees to be That no fees (ball be taken by any gaoler or keeper of any gaol 

foJiriL^Jilfflir-^'' P"^*^ ^"*^*" *^*^ P*^^ ^^ ^r^^' Britain called England^ for 
ther Nettie- ~ ^^Y prifoner or prifoners commitment or coming into gaol, or 
Qieiit. chamber rent there, Qrdiicharge from thence, except what are 

now allowed by law, until fuch fees (liall be fettled and eilablKh- 
ed by the lord chief juftice of the court of King's bench, the 
lord chief juftice of the court of common pleas, aoid the lord chief 
baron of tlic exchequer for the time being, or any two of them, 
together with the lord mayor and two of the aldermen, or with 
three of the aidermea of the city of London^ for and in refped 
of the gaols and prifons within the city of Loudon^ and for the 
faid lords chief juftices and lord chief baron, or anv two of them, 
with three juftices of the peace of the counties oit Middlefex and 
Surrey- rcfpeSively, for and in refpe6t of the eaols and prifons 
in the counties oxMiddlefex and Surreys and the juftices d^the 
peace of every other county, riding and divifion for the gaols 
and prifons m each refpective county, riding a^d divifion, at 
thequarter-felTions of tl)e peace to be held for fuch county, rid* 
ing or divifion refpedtively, who are hereby impowered, dired- 
ed and required to fettle and eftabli(h the £une as (bon as con- 
Tahles to be veoiently may be, and tables (hall be made of the reQpeAive 
inude ot the j^jog^ s^d fees fo fettled and eftabli(hed, and the tahles of the 
* ^ £ikl fees* for and in refpeft of the gaols and prifons within the 

city of Linden and counties of Middlffix and Siany aforefaid, 
(hall be figncd by the faid lords chief juftices and jord chief ba- 
ron, and the lord mayor and aldermen of the city of Londonf 
and juftices of the peace of the counties oi Middle/ex and Surrey 
fefpediveW, by whom the fame (hall be made \ and the tables 
of the laid fees, for and in refpe£t of the reft of the faid gaols 
and piifooSf (hall be figned by three or more of tlie juftices of 
the peace attending at the fettling the faid fees in fuch.quaitec- 
feifions of the peace as aforeiaid ; and (haU be reviewed and con- 
firmed, or moderated, and then figned by the judges of affize, 
or one of them, in the refpecSlive counties within their (evcral 
circuits, together with three or more juftices of the peace of each 
refpe(9ive county^ riding and divifion, and alfo riiks and orders 
for the better government of prifons ftiall be forthwith made, 
and from time to time enlarged and enforced, or altered and a- 
mended, as occafion (hall require, by the feveral courts in fl^efi^ 

minfttr^ 



1729 ] Antlo fecimdo GfiOFtdil 11. c. 22. 4$ 

minfter-HalU by rules and orders of the faid courts, to be figned 
by the judges of each refpcdtivc court where fuch rules and or- 
ders (hall from time to time be made^ for or in refpecS of the 
prifons belonging to the faid courts refpedively, as by the faid 
lords chief juHices 2ind lord chief baron, or any two of them, 
together with the lord mayor and two or more aldermen, or of 
three or more aldermen ot the city of London^ for and in refpedl 
of the gaols and prifons within the city of London^ and by the 
raid lords chief juftices and lord chief baron, or any twoof them» 
together with three or more juftices of the peace, under their 
hands, for and in refpedt of the gaols and prifons within the 
counties of Middle/ex and Surrey aforefaid, and by the r^fpedlivc 
judges of aflize, or one of them, and three or more juftices of 
the peace of each county, riding or divifion, under their hands, 
for and in refpedl of the ^aols and prifons within their refpec- 
^ive circuits^ counties, ridings and divifions ; and duplicates of 
fhch tables of fees and rules Ihall be made and figned, and the 
Tame (hall be tranfmitted to the courts of King's bench, com- 
mon pleas and exchequer, there to be entred and inrolled of re« 
cord, without any fee to be taken for the inrolling thereof; and 
Ekewife fuch of them as relate to gaols in each particular coun- 
^, flding or diviflon, (hall be regidred by the clerks of the 

See in their rcfpe(5tive precinSs in the rolls of their refpe6live 
ions without fee^ and hung up in fome open and publick and to be 
room or place in every gaol and prifon, there to remain, and be ^^^^ "P.^** *• 
refortcd to by every prifoner, as occafion (hall require ; and ^^^ ^^ 
that from ana after fuch tables of fees fettled and confirmed as 
iforefaid, no gaoler or keeper of any gaol or prifon (hall demand ^ 
take or receive, diredly or indiredlly, of any prifoner or prifo- 
ners for debt, any other or greater fee or fees whatfoever for his^ 
tier or their commitment, chamber rent^ releafe or difcharge^ 
than what (hall be mentioned and allowed in fuch lift or table 
df fees fo to be inrolled, regiftred and hung up as aforefaid. 

Vi And be it further enaded by the authority aforefaid. That Courts at 
the feveral courts of record in Wijiminjler-Hall aforefaid ftiall, Wcftminftcr 
every Mickaelmas term, appoint lome day to inquire whether tc/lirtoln **' 
fuch tables of fees and fuch rules as aforefaid be hung up, and quire after th9 
remain publick and eafy to be reforted to, in the feveral prifons fees and or- 
to the faid courts refpe6^ively belonging, and whether the fame dcrs, 
te duly complied with and obferveJ, and caufe eight days no- 
tice to be given to the prifoners in the faid prifon of the time ap- 
[Kunted for fuch inquiry, and (hall inform themfelves touching 
the fiime in the beft manner they can, and fupply and redreis 
nrhatever they find neglee^ed or tranfgre(red \ and that the judges 
ttid juftices of aflize and gaol delivery (hall make inquiry of the and at affixes 
iflfaittrs aforefaid at all alRzes and felTions of gaol delivery^ for Jnamfitioa ia 
ihd'in refpe£t of the gaols and prifons within their refpedtive ju- charge to tht 
rIBBAionSi and (hall exprefly give it in charge to the grand jury grand jury, 
tgf h^ptire concerning the fame. 

VI. And for the more fpeedy puni(hing gaolers, bailifFs, and Judges may 
MMEn ifiifrfoycd in the execution of procefs, for extortions or near petitions 
*VOi.XYl. E o^hcr'«^**^«»'»«^ 



;X9 Anno iecundo Georgii IL c. 22, t^7^9^ 

other abufcs in their refped^ive offices and pjaces : be it further 
ena(5!ed by the authority aforefaid. That upon the petition of 
any prifoner or perfon being or having been under arreft, or in 
cuflody, complaining of any exadlion or extortion by any gaoler, ' 
bailiff or other officer or perfon imployed in the keeping or tak- 
ing care of any gaol or prifon, or the arreting or apprehending 
any perfon or perfons by virtue of any procefs or warrant, or 
or any other abufe whatioever, committed or done in their rc- 
fpe<5live offices or places, unto any of his Majefty's courts of re- 
cord in Tpyiminfter-Halt^ from whence fuch procefs ifliied, or 
under whofe power fuch gaol or prifon is, in term time, or to 
any of the jufticcs or barons of fuch court in the time of vaca- 
tion, or to the judges of affize, or either of them, in their rc- 
fpe(5tive circuits, it (hall and may be lawful for the faid court, 
juftices or barons, or judges of affize, to hear and determiae 
the fame in a fummary way, and to make fuch order thereupon 
for redreffing fuch abufe, and punifhing of fuch officer or perfon 
complained of, and making reparation to the party or parties 
injured, as they (hall think juft, together with the full cofts of 
fuch complaint \ and all orders and determinations which (hall 
be made by the faid courts, or any of the faid ju(tices, barons 
or judges of affize refpedtively, in fuch fummary way as herein 
prefcribed, (hall have the fame effed, force and virtue, to all 
intents and purpofes, as any other orders of the faid rei])e<Sive 
courts, and obedience thereunto may be inforced, either by at- 
tachments ordered by the faid refpedive courts, or by attach- 
ments to be iflTued under the feal of the faid courts by dire^n 
of the juftice, baron or judge, making fuch order. 
Chief juftices, VIL And be it further ena<5led by the authority afore(aid, 
ice. to cxa- That the faid lords chief juftices, lord chief baron, judges of 
mine into affize, and jufticcs of the peace, in their refpeflive jurifdiAions, 
gto tor pri- g^j ^jj commiffioners for charitable ufes, do their beft endea- 
vours and diligence to examine and difcover the feveral gifts, 
legacies, and bequefts beftowed and given for the benefit and 
advantage of the poor prifoners in the faid feveral gaols and pri- 
(bns, and to fend for any deeds, wills, writings and books of 
account whatfoever, and any perfon or perfons concerned therc- 
t m, and to examine them upon oath to make true di(covery 

thereof (which they have hereby full power and authority to 
do) and to order and fettle the payment, recovery and receipt 
of the fame, when fo difcovercd and afcertained, in fuch cafy 
and expeditious manner and way, that the prifoners for the fu- 
ture may not be defrauded, but receive the full benefit thereof. 
Tables of fuch according to the true intent of the donors; and that lifts or 
gifts to be . tables of fuch gifts, legacies and bequefts for the benefit o£^ 
SSf Tnd re* ^^^ prifoners in every gaol or prifon rcfpedively, fairly written, 
fuircd*^ the ^^" ^^ likewife hung up in fuch gaols and prifons refpedivdyy 
cI^Ils ot the in fome open room or place, to which the prifoners may have 
peace. refort as occafion (hall require, without fee, and (hall b« regi- 

ftred by the clerks of the peace of the refpc<5live counties and 
places in manner afc^efaid, 

Vm, Anrf 



t;;29.} Anno fccundo Gborgii II. c. 22.' ' 51 

VIII. And for the eafc and relief of prifoners, who (hall boi^cr/bnscharg- 
willing to fatisfy their creditors as far as they are able : be it ^.^ '" ^***^."- 
further en^dled by the authority aforelaid, That if any perfon or lJot"cxcc*d?^ 
perfons charged in execution ror any fum or funis of money, 100 1. after 15 
not exceeding in the whole the fum of one hundred pounds, March i7»9. 
from and after the twenty fifth day of March in tlie year of our jfj j{?* ^^^ 
Lord one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine, with refpe<5t county gaol of 
to prifoners charged or to be charged in execution as aforefaid, Surrey, 
in the prifon of the Marjhdlfea or county gaol oi Surrey^ and from 
and after the twenty ninth day of September which was in the and after 39 
year of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred and twenty eight, Sept. in any 
With re(pe<S to prifoners charged or to be cjiarged in execution other prifon, 
as :rforefaid, in any other gaol or prifon, (hall be minded to de- ^hclr^T ft"^ 
liver up to his, her or their creditors all his, her or their efFedls, * * 

towards the fatisfa^tion of the debts wherewith he, fhe or they- 
ftmd charged, it (hall and may be lawful for fuch prifoner to 
exhibit a petition to any of the courts of law, from whence the may exhibit a 
procefs iriued, upon which he, flie or they was or were taken petition to the 
and charged in execution, certifying the caufe or caufes of his, ^?^^^ **^^?S^ 
her or their imprifonment, and an account of his, her or their fucd^JJith ac-* 
whole real and perfonal eftate, with the dates of the fecurities count of their 
wherein any part of it confifts, and the deeds or notes relating whole eftate, 
thereto, and the names of the witneflcs to* the fame, as far as ^^* 
bis, her or their knowledge extends thereto ; and upon fuch pe- 
tition the court may and is hereby required, by order or rule 
of court, to caufe the prifoner to be brought up, and the fevcral Prifoners are 
creditors at whofe fuit he, (he or they arc charged as aforefaid, to give notice 
to be fummoned to appear perfonally, or by their attorney in J.*' ^jreditors of 
court, at a day to be appointed for that purpofe ; and upon the ^^ pennon, 
day of fuch appearance, if any of the creditors fummoned refufe 3 Geo.*, c. 27. 
or ncgledt to appear, upon affidavit of the due fervicc of fuch f- i- . 
rule or order, the court (hall in a fummary way examine into ^''editors to 
the matter of fuch petition, and hear what can or (hall be al- PrifoSertobo 
ledged on either (ide for or againft the difcharge of fuch prifoner, brought to the 
and upon fuch examination, the court may and are hereby re- next afllzes, 
quired to adminifter, or tender to the prifoner, an oath to the ^^ 
effefl: following, which oath the faid court is hereby impowcr- \ j.^^'** ^**^* 
ed to adminifter : 

IA. B. do foUmnly fwear^ in the prefence of Almighty God^ That 
the account by me delivered into this honourable court, in my peti^ Prifonert 
im to thii court f doth contain a true and full account of all my ^^^^^J^ijj t^ 
miperjonal eflate^ debts ^ credits and effeSfs whatsoever ^ which /, or ^eo'a.2^31. 
any in trufl for me^ have^ or at the time of my /aid petition had^ or 
m or was in any refpeB intitled tOy in poffejfion^ remainder or rever^ 
fm {except the wearing apparel and bedding for me or my family^ 
mi tbe tools or inflruments of my trade or callings not exceeding ten 
pmads in value in the whole) and that I have not, at any time fina 

J imprifonment or before^ dire^ly or indirectly , fold^ leafed^ apgn^- 
or oiberwife difpofed of or made over in trufl for my feif or 
oAmmJi^ other than as mentioned in fuch account^ any part of my 
V ; ■ ■ E a * Und$^ 



g2 AnRbfecundoGBORGIl II. C.22. [i?^?- 

lands y e/late, goods jjlocky money ^ debts or other real or perfonal ejtate^ 
whereby to have or expert any benefit or profit to my felfy or to de- 
fraud any of my creditors to whom I am indebted. 

So help me God. 

IX. Artd in cafe the prifoner fhall in open court take the faid 
Prifoner'f oith, and upon fuch examination, and his or her taking the faid 
eftate to be oath, the creditors (hall be fatisiied with the truth thereof, the 
aiTigiicdtothc court may immediately order the lands, goods and efFcdts, con- 
Scka^nccs. ^**"^^ ^^ ^^^^ account, or fo much of them, as may be fufficiem 
^ **^ 'to fatisfy the debts wherewith he or (he is or (hall be charged, 
and the fees due to the warden, maHhal or keeper, of the gaol 
or prifon, from which the prifoner was brought, to be, by a 
(hort indorfement on the back of fv;ch petition, figned by the 
prifoner, aflTigned to the faid creditors, or one or more of tnem, 
in truft for the reft of them, and by fuch a(rignment the eftate, 
intereft and property of the lands, goods, debts and effedis fo 
aflTigned, (hall be vefted in the pcrfon or perfons to whom fuch 
a(rignment is or (liall be made, who may take pofteffion of, or 
fue for the fame, in his or their own name or names, in like 
manner as a(rignees of commiflioners of bankrupts, to which fuit 
no releafe of the prifoner, his or her executors or admini(h^- 
tors, or any truftec for him or her, fubfequent to fuch afllgn- 
ment, (hall be any bar ; and immediately upon fuch a(njpment 
The prifoner *x^u^^> ^^^ f^iid prifoner (hall be difcharged out of cuftody by 
tobe oif. order of court, and fuch order (hall be a fufficient warrant to 
charged. the fticri(r, gaoler or keeper of fuch prifon, to difcharge the (aid 
prifoner, if detained for the caufes mentioned in fuch petition, 
and no other ; and he is hereby required to difcharge, and fct 
him or her at liberty forthwith, without fee, nor (hall fuch (hc- 
rifF or gaoler be liable to any adtion of cfcapc, or other fuit or 
information upon that account ; and the petfon or perfons to 
whom the faid e(Fe6ls (hall be aftigned, paying the fees to the 
gaoler or keeper of the prifon, in whofc cuftody the partv dif- 
charged was, (hall, and are hereby required to divide the ef- 
k&s fu afTigned amone themfelves and all the perfons for whom 
they (hall be intrufted, in proportion to their refpc<5Hve debts ; 
Creditors dif- hut in cafe the perfon or perfons at whofe fuit fuch prifoner was 
fntisfied, pri- charged in execution or any of them, (hall not be fatis(ied with 
^oncritobe the truth of fuch oath, but (hall dcfire further time to inform 
l-tfoj?'***^ '^ himfelf of the matters contained therein, the faid court may and 
^^ °'*' (hall remand the faid prifoner, and direft the faid prifoner and 

" the perfon or perfons di(ratisficd with fuch oath, to appear at 

and another another day to be appointed by the faid court, fometime with- 
day appoint- in the firft week of the term next following the time of (bch ex- 
cd. amination ; and if at fuch fecond day, fo to be appointed, the 

creditor or creditors di(ratisiied with fuch oath (hall make defiiuk 
in appearing, or in cafe he or they (hall appear, but (hall be ua- 
able to difcover any eftate or cfFeds of the prifoner otnkted iit 
(uch his or her petition, or to (hew any probability of his or her 
having been forfworn in the faid oath s then the laid couit (hall 



'7*9«] Anno fccundo Georgii II. c. it. 53 

immediately caufc the faid prifoner to be difcharged upon fuch 

aflTignment of his or her cffefts in manner as aforefaid, unlefs 

fuch creditor or creditors do infift upon his or her being detain- Creditors in- 

ed in prifon, and do agree by writing under his hand, to pay ^^^^^.S ©" dc- 

and allow weekly a fum not exceeding two (hillings and four pVi?onf/to 

pence per week unto the faid prifoner, to be paid the firft day of pay him weck- 

cvery week, fo long as he or (he (hall continue in prifon, at his, ly »8. 4d. 

her or their fuit, on failure of the payment of which weekly fum 

at any time, the faid prifoner (hall forthwith upon application 

to the court be difcharged by fuch order as aforefaid ; but in 

cafe the faid prifoner (hall refiife to take the faid oath, or haying 

taken the fame (hall be deteded of falfity therein, he or (he fliall 

be prefently remanded. 

X. Provided always, and be it further enaAed by the autho- Prifoner (b 
rity aforefaid,That the perfons of the debtor or debtors fo dif- difcharged npt 
charged (hall never after be arretted for the fame debt or debt$ ; J.*' l>e anefted 
but yet notwithftanding fuch difcharge^ the judgment againft him debt &c*"^ 
Ihall (land and remain in force, and execution may be taken ^ 
out thereon againft his lands, tenements or hereditaments, goods 
and chattels (his wearing apparel, bedding for himfelf and fa- 
mily, and necefTary tools for the ufe of his trade or occupation, 
excepted) in the fame manner as if he had never been taken in 
execution for the faid debt. 

XL Provided alfo, and be it further enacfted by the authori- Penalty oa 
ty aforefaid, That if any fuch perfon, who (hall take fuch oath prifoner con- 
as aforefaid, (hall, upon any indidlment for perjury in any mat- y>^«d of per- 
ter or particular contained in the faid oath, be convicted by his ^^^^'^ 
or her own confe(rion, or by verduJt of twelve men, as he or ftie 
may be by force of this aA i the perfon fo convicted (hall fuffer 
all the pams and forfeitures which may by law be inflidled on 
any penon convi<Sted of wilful perjury, and (hall likewife be li- 
able to be taken upon any procefs de novo^ and charged in exe- 
cution for the faid debt, in the fame manner as if he or (he had 
never been difcharged or taken in execution before, and (hall 
never after have the benefit of this z&. 

XII. Provided alfo, and be it further enadted by the autho- IThe cfTeaji . 
rity aforefaid. That if the efFefts fo afTigned (hall not extend to not fatisfying 
(atisf^ the whole debts due to the perfons at whofe fuit he or (he jebts^^^n^j 
was 10 charged, and the fees due to the gaoler, there (hall be an fces/the"c 
abatement in proportion; and fuch gaoler (hall come in as a (hall* be an a- 
creditor for what (hall be then due to him for his fees, in pro- batement in 
portion with the creditors at whofe fuit he or (he was charged in Proportion, 
' execution. 

Xin. And be it further enafted by the authority aforefaid. 
That where there are mutual debts between the plaintiff and de- 
fendant, or if either party fue or be fued as executor or admini^ 
ftrator, where/there are mutual debts between the teftator or.in- 
teftate and either party, one debt may be (ct againft the other. Mutual debts 
juul fbch matter may be given in evidence upon the general iftue, to be fet one 
' or pleaded in bar, as the nature of the care fliall require, fo as againft the 
. . |t WC tioiip of bis pleading the general iffue, where any fuch debt ^^*^;^ 



54 Aiino fcctindo Georgii II. c. 23. t^?*?- 

mended and of the plaintiff, his teftator or intcftatc, is intended to be infift- 
made perpetual. ^^ ^^ \^ evidence, notice (hall be given of the particular fum oc 
8Geo.».c.i4.. j^i^j. j-Q interi^jed xo be infifted on, and upon what account it 
became due, or otherwifc fuch niatter (hall not be allowed in 
evidence qpon fuch general iflue. 
Continuation. XIV. And be it further enafted by the authority aforefaid. 
Continued by That this a<5l (hall continue in force for five years, and from 
»iGeo.».c.33. thence to thp end of the then next feiFion of parliament, and no 

longer. 
Ifot to extend XV. Provided always, Th^t this a<a or any thing therein 
to Scotland, contained, (hall not extend or be conftrued to extend to that 

part of Great Britain called Scotland. 
Penalty on XVI. And be it further enaded by the authority aforefaid, 

|rtolcr offend- yhkt every (heriff, under-fherifF, bailiff, ferjeant at mace, or 
»^? ^^"^ P^l^^"^ officer or minifter aforefaid, offending againft this a<ft, 
this w* 0^^jj (over and above fuch penalties or punilhments as he (hall 

J)e liable unto by the laws now in force) for every offence a- 
gainft this prefent a£l, forfeit and pay to the party thereby ag- 
grieved the fum of fifty pounds, to be recovered, with treble 
cofts of fuit, by adtion of debt, bill, plaint or information, in 
any of the courts at Wejlminjler^ wherein no effoin, prote<5tion, 
or wager of law, or more than one imparlance, (hall be al- 
lowed. 

CAP. XXIII. 

An dSl for the better regulation of attomies and folicitors. 

17 OR the better regulation of ajtornies and folicitors, pradif- 
ing in any of the courts of law of equity, in that, part of 
Great Britain called England^ be it ena<Sed by thp King's moftei^- 
ccllent majefty, by and >^th the advice and confent of the lords 
fpirituai and temporal and commons in this prefept parliament 
affcmbled, and by the authority gf the fame. That no perfon. 
After I Dec. froni and after the firft day o( December one thoufand fcven hun- 
1730. no pcrr ch-ed and thirty, (hall be permitted to z£t as an attorney, or to 
fon to be ad- f^^ ^^^ ^^y ^.^ jj qj. procefs, or to commence, carry on or de- 
tonicy.^unlcfs ^^^^} ^^V ^ftion or adtions, or ^ny other proceedings, either be- 
he take the . ft>i^c or after judgment obtained, in the name or names of any 
oath, and be perfon or perfons, in his Majpfty's court of King's bench, coni- 
inroUed. ^lon pleas, or exchequer, or dutchy of Lancajler^ or ip any of 

his Majefty's courts of great fe(riqns in IVales^ or in any of the 
courts of the counties palatine of C*g/?^r, Lanca/lcr and Durham^ 
or in any other court'of record in that part of Great Britain cal- 
led England^ wherein attornies have been acciiftomablv admitted 
and (worn, unlefs fuch perfon (hall take the oath herem after di- 
refled and appointed to be taken by attornies, ai>d (hall alfo be 
admitted and inrolled on or before thp faid firft day oi December 
one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, in fuch of the faid 
courts where he (hall adt as an attorney, or (hall be fworn, ad- 
fnitted and inrolled in the faid refpe<5live courts after the faid firft 
day of December one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, in fuch 
planner as is herein after flirf(5led; 



X729-] Anno feciindo GeoRGII II. C.t^l 55 

II. And be it further enafted by the authority aforefaid. That Judg:es to ex- 
thc judges of the faid courts refpc<5livcly, or any one or more of ^™*"^ *'^*^^** 
them, (hall, and they are hereby authorized and required before forcadmiffion. 
they (hall admit fuch perfon to take the faid oath, to examine 

and inquire, by fuch ways and means as they (hall think pro- 
per, touching his fitnefs and capacity to a<5 as an attorney ; and 
if fuch judge or judges refpe^Stively (hall be thereby fatisfied, that 
fuch perfon is cfuly qualified to be admitted to ad as an attor- 
ney, then, and not otherwife, the faid judge or judges of the 
faid courts rcfpedlively (hall, and they are hereby authorized to 
adminifter to fuch perfon the o^th herein after dire<5ted to be tak- 
icn by attornies, aod^ after fuch oath taken, to caufe him to be 
admitted an attorney of fuch court refpeitively, and his name to 
be inroUed as an attorney of fuch court rcfpedlively, \irithout a- 
ny fee or reward, other than one (hilling for adminiftring fuch 
oath ; which admi(fion (hall be written on parchment in tl>c 
Englijb tongue, in a common legible hand, and (igned by fuch 
judge or judges refpedtively, whereon the lawful (lamp (hall be 
firft impre(red, and (hall be delivered to fuch perfon fo ad- 
mitted. 

III. And be it futther enafted by the authority aforefaid. None to bp 
That no perfon from and after the firft day of Dtcemher in tlie PJf *'"™'""c«? ^^. * 
year of our Lord one thoufand fcven hundred and thirty (hall ^^ ^unlcfs he" 
be permitted to a6l as a folicitor, or 10 fue out any writ or pro- take the oath 
ccfs, or to commence, carry on, folicitor defend any fuit, or and be inroj- 
any proceedings, in the name of ;any other perfon, in any court lc<i« 

of equity, either in his Majefty's high court of chancery, court . . . 

of equity in tfife exchequer chamber, court of the dutchy cham- 
ber of Lamafter at Wejlminjler^ or courts of the counties palatine 
of Chejterj Lancajler or Durham^ or of the great feffions in JVales^ 
or in any other mferior court of equity in that part oi Great Bri^ 
tain called England^ unlefs fuch perfon (hall take the oath here-^ 
in after diredled and appointed to be taken by folicitors in courts 
oif equity, and (hall alfo be admitted and inrolled on or before 
the faid fir(l day of December one thoufand feven hundred and 
thirty, in fuch of the faid courts of equity, where he (hall act as 
a folicitor, or (hall be fworn, admitted and inrolled after the 
l^id firft day of December^ in fuch manner as is herein after di.- 
reded, 

IV. And be it further enafted by the authority aforefaid. 
That the mafler of the rolls, or two of the mafters of the chan- 
cpry, tjie barons of the court of exchequer, the chancellor of 
the dutchy of Lancafer^ and the judges of the faid other courts 

0f equity for the time being refpedtively, or any one or more of Conrtofcqoi- 
thein, (nail, and they are hereby authorized and required, be- ^y f<> «»aminc 
fore he or they (hall admit any perfon to take the faid oath, to ^<>"c*^^"* 
examine and inquire, by fuch ways and means as he or they 
fiull think proper, touching his htnefs and capacity to a<5t as a 
fiCcitor in fuch courts of equity refpedtively ; ana if the faid 
ttpfter of the rolls> or two mafters of the chancery, the baron$ 
ijC the court of exchequer, the chancellor of the dutchy of Lan- 
^•^ E4 cajier. 



g6 Anno fccundo Georgii II, c. 23. [1729. 

ca/Ier^ or the judges of the faid other courts of eauity for the 
time being, or any one or more of them refpcdlively, (hall be 
thereby fatisfied, that fuch perfon is duly qualified to be admit- 
ted to a<5l as a folicitor in fuch court of equity, then, and not 
otherwife, the faid mafter of the rolls, two matters of the chan- 
cery, the barons of the court of exchequer, the chancellor of the 
dutchy of Lancafler^ and the judges of the faid other courts of 
equity for the time being refpeiflivcly, or any one or more of 
them, (hall, and they are hereby authorized to adminifter tq 
fuch perfon the oath herein after directed tq be taken by folici- 
tors, and, after fuch oath taken, to caufe him to be admitted a 
folicitor in fuch court of equity, and his name to be inroUed a$ 
a folicitor in fuch court, without any fee or reward, other than 
one (hilling for admipiflring fuch oath, whigh adn)i(rion (halt 
be written on parchment in Englijh, and In a common legible 
hand, and figned by the mafter of the rolls, two mafters of the 
chancery, the barons of the exchequer, the chancellor of the 
dutchy oi Lamafter^ and the judges of the faid other courts of 
equity refpcdively, or fuch of them who (hall admit fuch perfon 
to be a folicitor, whereon a treble forty (hillings ftamp (hall be 
firft imprefTed, and (hall be delivered to the perfon fo admitted. 
After 1 Dec. V. And be it further ena<fted by the authority aforefaid, 
1730. none to That from and after the firft day of December one thoufand fc- 
t^ney^nJcft ^^^ hundred and thirty, no perfon, who ftiall not before the faid 
heliasierved firft day of December have been fworn, admitted and inrolled, 
a clerkfhip, purfuant to the directions of this atSt, (hall be permitted to zA 
and bfcn »d- as an attorney, or to fqe. out any writ or procefs, or to com- 
minted. mence, carry on or defend any adlion or adtions^'or any pro- 

ceedings, eitlier before or after judgment obtained, in the name 
or names of any other perfon or perfons, in any of the courts of 
law aforefaid, linlcfs fuch perfon fhall have been bound, by con- 
t'ra(fl in writing, to ferve as a clerk for and during the fpace of 
live years, to an attorney duly and legally fworn and admitted, 
as herein before is dire(5ted, in fome or one of the courts herein 
before mentioned ; and that fuch perfon, for and during the faid 
term of five years, (hall have continued in fuch fervice ; and al- 
fo unlefs fuch perfon, after the expiration of the faid term of five 
years, ftiall be examined, fworn, admitted and inroUed, in the 
lame manner as the perfons, who (hall be admitted attomies of 
the faid courts, are herein before required (o be examined, fworn, 
- admitted and inrolled. 
Judgcf before VI. And be it further enabled by the authority aforefaid, 
fbey »dm^t Xhat the judges of the faid courts refpedively, or any one or 
tlieoathtocx- ^^^^ of them, (hall, and they are hereby authorized and requir- 
aWioe their ed, before they (hall admit fuch perfon to take the faid oath, to 
^tpeiii, examine and inquire, by fuch wavs and means as they (hall think 

proper, touching his fitnefs ana capacity to a<5t as an attorney ; 
and if fuch judge or judges refpeftively (hall be thereby fatisfied, 
^hat fuch perfon is duly qualified to be admitted to ad as an at- 
torney, then, and not otherwife, the faid judge or judges of the 
4i4 coui^s rcfpe^vely fti^ll, and they are hereby authorized to 



1729*] Anno fecundo Georcii IL c. 23* j^y 

adminiftcr in open court, to fuch perron, the oath herein nfter 
dire£led to be taken by attornies, and, after fuch oath taken, to 
piufe him to be admitted an attorney in fuch court, and his name 
to be inroUed as an attorney in fuch court, without any fee or 
reward, other than one (hilhng for adminiftring fuch oath, which 
ddmiflion (hall be written on parchment in the EngUJb tongue, 
in a common legible hand, and iigned by fuch judge or jud^s 
refpectively, whereon the lawful namps ihall be iirft imprefled, 
and (hall be delivered to the perfon fo admitted. 

VII. And be it further enaded by the authority aforefaid, After i 
That from and after the firft day oiDecetnbir one thoufand feven ^l^^'^ g^^ 
hundred and thirty, no perfon, who (hall not, before the faid a foficit<^ bc^ 
firfi day of December^ have been fworn, admitted and inrolled, fore he has 
purfuant to the diredtions of this aA, (hall be permitted to a^ ftrvcd aclcrk- 
as a folicitor, to fue out any writ or proccfs, or to commence, J*^ *d ^-^^^ 
carry on, folicit or defend, any fuit or proceedings in thq name ^** "*^ 

or names of any other perfon or perfons, in any of the courts 
of equity aforefaid, unlefs fuch perfon (h^H have been bound, 
by contract in writing, to ferve as a clerk for and during tho 
fpace of five years, to a folicitor duly and legally fworn ana ad* 
mitted, as herein before is diredled, in fome or one of the CQurCs 
of equity aforefaid, and for and during the faid term of fivQ 
years (hall have continued in fuch fervice ; and alfo unlefs fuch 
perfon, after the expiration of the faid term of five years, (hall 
be examined, fworn, admitted and inrolled, in the lame man- 
ner, as perfons who (hall be admitted folicitors in the courts of 
equity aforefaid, are herein before required to be examined, 
fworn, admitted and inrolled. 

VIII. And be it further enafled by the authority aforefaid. Judges of the 
That the mafter of the rolls, two mafters of the chanceiy, the courts of equi- 
barons of the court of exchequer, the chancellor of the dutchy Jy F°. «"nMn« 
of LancaJleTy and the judges of the faid other courts of equity *^*"^°"- 

for the time being refpedtively, or any one or more of them, 
(hall, and they are hereby authorized and required, before he 
or they (hall admit fuch perfon to take the faid oath, to examint 
and inquire by fuch ways and means as he or they (hall think 
proper touching his fitnefs and fiapacity to ad as a folicitor in 
jcburts of equity ; and if the mafter of the rolls, two mafters of 
the chancery, the barons of the court of exchequer, the chan- 
cellor of the dutchy of Lancafter^ and fuch judge or Judges of 
the faid other courts of equity for the time being re(pe<ftively, 
fliall be thereby fatisfied, that fuch perfon is duly qualified to be 
admitted to ad as a folicitor in fuch court of equity, then, and 
net otherwife, the faid mafter of the rolls, two mafters of the 
chancery, the barons of the court of exchequer, the chancellor 
of the dutchy pf Lancajlery and the faid judges of the faid other 
fourts of equity for the time being refpedtivelv, or any one or 
more of them, fhall, and they are hereby autnorized to admi* 
xaBau in open court, to iuch perfon, the oath herein after di- 
ftSttA to be taken hy folicitors, and, after fuch oath taken, to 
giufe him tq be admitted a folicitor in fuch court of equity, and 



58 Anno ftcundo Georgii II. C.23* [^7^9* 

his name to be inrolled as a folicitor in fuch court, without any 
fee or reward,othcr than one fhilling for adminiftring fuch oath : 
which admiffion (hall be written on parchment in the Englijb 
tongue, and in a common legible hand, and figned by tbc ma- 
ftcr of the rolls, two mafters of the chancery, the barons of the 
exchequer, the chancellor of the dutchy ot Lancafler^ and the 
judges of the faid other courts of equity refpedtively, or fuch 
of them who ftiall admit fuch perfon to be a lolicitor, whereon 
a treble forty (hillings (lamp (hall be firft impre(red, and (hall 
be delivered to the perfon fo admitted. 
N^ toexdude IX. Provided always, and it is hereby enacted. That this 
perfons from a<5t, or any thing herein before cxpre(red and contained, (hall 
tS^^h^T'vc ^^^ ^^ taken or conftrucd to exclude any perfon from being 
before «c fworn, admitted and inrolled to be an attorney in any of the 
March 171J. courts of law aforefaid, who hath on or before the twenty fifth 
been hound day of March one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine, 
for four ycari. y^^j^xi bound by contrad in writing to fervd as a clerk to any at- 
torney, or perfon pra<5tifing as fuch, in fome or one of the courts 
of law aforefaid, for afty term not Icfs than four years ; or from 
being fworn, admitted and inrolled, to be a folicitor in any of 
the courts of equity aforefaid, who hath, on or before the faid 
twenty fifth day of March one thoufand feven hundred an4 
twenty nine, been bound, by contracft in writing,* to ferve as a 
cleric to any perfon pradlifing as a folicitor in any of the courts 
of equity aforefaid, for any term not lefs than four years, fo as 
fuch writing in cafe any fum of money hath been paid or giveij 
for or in relped of fuch clerk(hip, hath the legal ftamp thereon 
impre(red, and (hall be regiftred in the (lamp-office on or before 
the twenty fifth day of March one thoufand feven hundred an4 
thirty ; but that any perfon having; been bound to ferve as a cleric 
to any attorney, or perfon pracSifing as fuch, and having lervcd 
as aforefaid, may, after the expiration of the faid term of four 
years, be examined, fworn, admitted and inrolled, to be aa 
attorney of any of the courts of law aforefaid, and any perfon, 
having been bound to ferve as a clerk to any perfon pra<5lifmg 
as a folicitor, and having ferved as aforefaid, may, after the ex- 
piration of the faid term of four years, be examined, fworn, 
admitted and inrolled, to be folicitor in any of the courts of 
equity aforefaid, for the fame fee, and in the fame manner, a^ 
the pcrfons who (hall be admitted aitornics or folicitors, are here- 
in before required to be examined, fworn, admitted and inroU 
led refpe6lively ; any thing in this ?i<ft contained to the contrary' 
notwithdanding. 
Attornlcsor X. Provided alfo, and it is hereby further -cnadled, That it' 
foficitors, with may be lawful, from and after the faid firft day of December one 
confent of an thoufand feven hundred and thirty, for any perfon, who (hall 
anothcr^^^ ^^ fworn, admitted and inrolled, to be an attorney in any of 
roayrttcout 'the faid courts of King's bench, con^mon pleas, exchequer, 
wnts, &c. in courts of great fe(rions, counties palatine of Chf/fer^ Lancafter^ 
fuch court, and Durham^ or who (hall be fworn, admitted and inrolled, to 
be a folicitor in th^ faid court of chancery, court of equity in* 
6 ' • the 



'7^9*] Anno fecundo Georgii II. c.2f. 56 

the exchequer chamber, court of the dutchy chamber of Lan^ 
cajier at TVeJiminJierj courts of equity of the counties palatine of 
CheJleTy Lancajler and Durham^ and of the great feflSons in JVales^ 
or any of them, as herein before is direftf d, by and with the 
confent and permiflion of any attorney in any of the faid other 
ix>urts of record at IVeftminJier^ courts of the counties palatine of 
Chejler^ Lancajler and Durham^ courts of exchequer at Chejier^ 
and courts of (he great feflions in WaUiy fuch confent being in 
writing figned by fuch attorney, and in the name of fuch attor* 
ncy to fue out any writ or procefs, or to commence, carry on, 
profecute or defend any adtion or adions, or any other pro-- 
ceedings in fuch court, notwithflanding fuch perfon is not fwom^ 
or admitted to be an attorney of fuch court \ any law or ftatute 
Co the contrary notwithftanding. 

XL Provided likewife, and it is hereby further enabled and judges not to 
declared. That nothing in this a(ft contained (hall extend either fwear a grea« 
to require or authorize any judge or judges of any court of re- tcr number «f 
cord to fwear, admit or inroU, any more or greater number of f^^i^^*** 
perfons to be attomies of fuch court, than by the antient ufage lowed, 
and cuftom of fuch court hath been heretofore allowed. 

XII. Provided alfo, and it is hereby further eaa^ed. That clerks on 

if any attorney or folicitor, with and to whom any perfon hath deaths of their 
been or (hall be bound by contraft in writing as aforefaid, to "Rafters, &c. 
ferve as a clerk for the term of five years, or four vears, refpec- r?Q»^^^*^" 
tively, (hall happen to die before the expiration of the faid five 
years, . or four years, or if fuch contract (hall, by mutual con- 
lent of the parties, be vacated, or in cafe fuch clerk be legally 
i^ifcharged by any rule or order 6f the court, wherein fuch at- 
torney or folicitor (hall praftife, before the expiration of the 
faid five years, or four years, then, and in any of the faid cafes, 
if fuch clerk (hall by contraA in writing be obliged to ferve, 
and (hall accordingly ferve as a clerk to any other attorney or 
folicitor refpedively, who (h^IJ be fworn, admitted and inrol- 
led, as before directed, during the refidue of the faid term of 
iive years, or four years, refpedively, then fuch fervice (hall be 
deemed and taken to be as good and effe&ual, as if fuch clerk 
had continued to ferve as a clerk for the term of five years, or 
ipMX years, to the fame perfpii) to whom he was originally bound 
]by contract in writing as aforefaid. 

XIII. And it is hereby furthdr enadted by the authority a- Attonues be- 
forcfaid. That every perfon who (hall, purfuant to this aft, be^^et^cfdU 
2|dinitted and inroUed to be an attorney in the faid courts of lowing oath« 
lung's bench, common pleas, exchequer, great fe(rions in JVaUs^ 
^counties palatine of Chejler^ Lancajler and Durham^ or any in- 
ferior courts of record, wherein attornies have been accuftom- 

^bly admitted and fworn, (hall, before he is admitted and in- 
irdued as aforefaid, take and fubfcribe the oath following, inftead 
of the oath heretofore ufually taken by theattomiei of fuch 
fouru refpeAively. 



6o 



Anno fecundo Gjsoxoii II. 



C.23. 



[1729. 



Solicitors to 
take the oath 
iollowing. 



IA.B. do /wear J That I will truly and honejlly demean my felf 
in the praHiii of an attorney y according to the bejl of my know- 
ledge and ability. 

So help me God. 

XIV. And it is hereby further ena6ted by the authority aforc- 
/aid. That every perfon who (hall, purfuant to this adt, be ad- 
mitted and inrolled to be a folicitor in the faid high court of 
chancery, or in any of the other courts of equity aforefaid, 
(hall before he (hall be fo admitted and inrolled, take and fub- 
fcribe the oath following ; w«. 

I A. B. dofwear^ That I will truly and honejlly demean my felf in 
the practice of a folicitor ^ according to the bejl of my knowledge 
and ability. 

So help me God. 

No attorney to XV. And be it further cnadlcd by the authority aforefaid, 

than tIrT '^^^^ ^^^"* ^"^ ^^^"^ *^ ^^ ^*y °^ /^'-^ ^" ^^^ y^^^ ^^ °"^ ^^ 
clerks at one ^^^ thoufand fevcn hundred and twenty nine, no attorney or 

time. folicitor (hall have more than two clerks at one and the lame 

time, who (hall become bound by contraA in writing as afore- 
faid, after the faid firft day of July^ to fcrve him as clerks. 
Piothonott- XVI. And it is hereby further enacted and declared^Thatit (hall 
lies of com. and may be lawful to and for the feveral prothonotaries of the 
pleat, &c. to court ot common pleas at IVeflminflery and the fecondary of the 
dc^ks^^"^ court of king*$ bench, and the feveral prothonotaries of the re- 
"^ • fpcAive courts of the counties palatine of Chejler^ Lancajler and 

Purbamy and the refpcdive courts of great feffions in JValis^ 
to h^ve three clerks at one and the fame time, and no more ; 
and that fuch refpedtive clerks, having ferved a clerkfhip to any 
of the faid prothonotaries, or fecondary, for any term not leis 
than five years, may, after the expiration of fuch term of five 
years, be examined, admitted and inrolled, to be an attorney 
of any of the courts of law aforefaid, and for the fame fee, and 
in the fame manner, as any other perfon may be admitted and 
inrolled, who (hall ferve a derkfhip to any fworn attorney for 
the fpace of five years, in cafe the jud^e or judges of the court, 
before whom fuch clerk fhall be examined, be upon fuch exa- 
mination fatisficd, that he is duly qualified to be admitted an 
attorney of fuch court ; any thing in this a£l contained to the 
contrary notwithftanding. 
Af^iDecem. XVII. And it is hereby alfo further ena<?led by the autho- 
itVomcyrAr- ^'^V aforefaid. That from and after the faid firft day of Decem- 
mitring others ber one thoufand fcven hundred and thirty, if any perfon, who 
(to ifllie out (hall be a fworn attorney of any of the courts of law aforefaid, 
^rits, &c. dif. fl^aii knowingly anci willingly permit or fuffer any other perfon 
praaicc?"* or pcrfons to fue out any writ or procefs, or to commence, pro- 
* fecute, follow or defend any a6lion or affions or other proceed- 
ings in his name, not being a fworn attorney of one or the faid 
other courts of law, or a fworn folicitor of the faid court of 
chancery, or fome or one of the courts of equity aforef^ud, and 



17^9'! AnnofccundoG«6RGil 11. <:, 23. (Jt 

[hall be thereof lawftilly convi<5ted, every pcrfon fo convi<!ted 
(hall, from the time of fuch convidtion be difabled, and made 
incapable to a6t as an attorney in any of the courts of hvv afore- 
Taid, and the admittance of luch perfon to be an attorney of 
any of the faid courts of law (hall from thenceforth ceafe and be 
void. 

XVin. And be it enaflcd by the auAority aforeftid. That After i June 
from and after the firft day of June one thoufand feven hun- i7*9' attor- 
dred and twenty nine the chief deit of the court of kitig*s "5y» and foli- 
bench or his deputy, the clerk of the warrants in the court of ^JJu^Tn^lT' 
common pleas or his deputy, the prothonotaries of the faid re- proper courts. 
fpe<5tive counties palatine of Lancq/Ier, Chefler and Durbdtn^ and 
of the great feflions in fVales^ or their reipedive deputies, and 
fuch officers of the faid inferior courts of law, as the judge or 
judges of the faid inferior courts rcfpeftively (hall for that pur- 
pofe appoint, (hall and they are hereby refpeftively required 
from time to time, without fee or reward, to inroll the name of 
every perfon who (hall be admitted an attorney in the faid re- 
fpedlive courts of law, purfuant to the diredlions in this adt, and 
the time when admitted, in an alphabetical order, in rolls or 
books to be provided and kept for that purpofe in the faid feve- 
ral and refpeiftive offiqes ; and alfo that the fenior clerk of the 
petty- bag office in the court of chancery or his deputy, the king's 
remembrancer of the court of exchequer or his deputy, the chief 
clerk of the court of the dutchy chamber of Lancajier or his de- 
puty, the regifters of the refpedive courts of equity in the faid 
counties palatine, and of the great feffions of frales^ of their 
rcfpeflive deputies, and fuch officers of the inferior courts of 
equity, as the judge or judges of fuch inferior courts refpedtive- 

2 (hall for that purpofe appoint, (hall and they are hereby rc- 
^ c<5tively required from time to time, without fee or reward, to 
inroll the name of every perfon who (hall be admitted a folicitor 
in the faid refpedtive courts of equity, purfuant to the diredions 
in this ad, and the time when admitted, in an alphabetical 
order, in rolls or books to be kept for that purpofe in the faid 
pnefpedtive offices in the faid courts of equity ; to which rolls or 
books in the faid courts of law and equity refpedlively all per- 
fons (hall and may have free accefs without fee or reward. 

XIX. Provided always, and it is hereby ena(5led. That the Attorniet to 
admiffion of any attorney in any df the courts aforefaid, purfu- be admitted 
ant to. the dire<5lions in this a<5t, (hall and may be written on J^^houtftamp, 
parchment without any (lamp impre(ledthereupon,incafehehath >f|*^^''n *>«*«■« 
at any time on or before the firft day of June one thoufand feven ' ''""* ''^*'* 
hundred and twenty nine, been fvvorn and admitted an attorney 

of aiw of the faid courts. 1 

XX. Provided alfo, and it is hereby further enaded. That ^. 

firom and after the firft day of Dicember one thoufand feven ncy^yb^^ 
kuodred dnd thirty, any perfon who (hall be fworn, admitted admitted a To. 
■Btd jnrolled to be an attorney in any of the faid courts of king's licitor. 
bmcb, common pleas, exchequer, counties palatines oiChefter^ »j^co.i»c*6i< 
tjmi^vr and Durham^ and great feffions in Wales^iA herein ''^* 

before 



62 Anno fecundo Georgh IL c. 23. ['729, 

befere directed, may be fworn, admitted and inrolled to be a 
folicitor in all or any of the courts of equity aforefaid, without 
any fee for the oath, or any (lamp to be imprefled on the parch- 
ment whereon fuch admiffion (hall be written, if the mafter of 
the rolls, two mafters of the chancery, the barons of the court 
of exchequer, the chancellor of the dutchy of Lancajler^ and 
the judges of the faid other courts of equity for the time being, 
or any of them refpedtively, (hall, upon examining fuch attor- 
ney touching his fitr^efs and capacity to a6t as a foliqitor in courts 
of equity, be fatisfied that fuch attorney is duly qualified to.be' 
fo admitted. 
A fwom foil- XXI. Provided alfo, and it is hereby further ena<fte<J, That 
tor in one from and after the firft day of December one thoufand feven 
court of equi- hundred and thirty, any perfon who (hall be fworn, admitted 
ty, may be ad- ^^d inrolled to be a folicitor in any of the faid courts of chan- 
ny o^crcouru ^^^'^ exchequer, dutchy of LancajUr^ counties palatine of Chef^ 
ter^ Lancajier and Durham^ and great feflTions in If^aleSj as here- 
in before directed (hall and may be fworn, admitted and inrol- 
led to be a folicitor in all or any of the faid other courts of e- 
quity, or in any inferior court of equity, without any fee fof 
the oath, or any (lamps to be impreued on the parchment 
whereon fuch admi(rion (hall be written, in cafe the mafter of 
the rolls, two mafters of the chancery, the barons of the court 
of exchequer, the chancellor of the dutchy of Lancajier^ and 
the judges of the faid other courts of equity for the time being, 
or any of them refpe<5tivcly, (hall, upon examining fuch per- 
fon touching his fitnefs and capacity to a6l as a folicitor in courts 
of equity, be fatisiicd that fuch perfon is duly qualified to be fo 
admitted. 
The name of XXII. And be it further enafted by the authority aforefaid, 
theattorneyto That from and after the firft day of July one thoufand ky^ti 
be written on hundred and twenty nine, every writ and procefs for arrefting 
every writ,&c. ^he body, and every writ of execution, or fome label annexed 
to fuch writ or procefs, and every warrant that fhall be made 
out upon any fuch writ, procefs or execution, fliall, before the 
ferviceor execution thereof, be fubfcribed or indorfed with the 
name of the attorney, clerk in court or folicitor, written in si 
common legible hand, by whom fuch writ, procefs, execution 
or warrant refpedtively (hall be fued forth ; and where fuch at- 
torney, clerk in court or folicitor (hall not be the perfon im- 
mediately retained or employed by the' plaintiff in the a6lion 
or fuit, then alfo with the name of the attorney or folicitor fo 
immediately retained or employed, to be fubfcribed or indorfed 
and written in like manner; and that every copy of any writ 
or procefs that (hall be ferved upon any defendant, (hall, before 
the fervice thereof, be in like manner fubfcribed or indorfed, 
with the name. of the attorney or folicitor, who (hall be im- 
mediately retained or imployed by the plaintiff in fuch writ or 
procefs. 
Attomiet &c. XXIII. And be it further enadled by *the authority aforefaid^ 
not to com- * That from and after the firft day of July one thoufand fcvea 

bun- 



r7290 Anno fecundo Georgii II. c.23. 6y 

lundred and twenty nine, no attorney or folicitor of any of tbcmence an aai- 
:ourts aforefaid, (hall commence or maintain any adtion or fuil **" ^^^ *""• ^'^^ 
or the recovery of any fees, charges or difburiements at law, J^Jl-^^deHverv^of 
)r in equity, until the expiration of one month or more after their bill*/ 
"iich attorney or folicitor refpedlively (hall have delivered unto 
he party or parties to be charged therewith, or left for him, 
ler or them, at his, her or their dwelling-houfe or laft place of 
ibove, a bill of fuch fees, charges and difburfements, written 
n a common legible hand, and in the Englijh tongue (except law 
terms and names of writs) and in words at length (except times 
md fums) which bill (hall be fubfcribcd with the proper hand 
rf fuch attorney or folicitor refpe<5tively ; and upon application 
rf the party or parties chargeable by fuch bill, or of any other 
perfon in that behalf authorized, unto the faid lord high chan- 
cellor, or the mafter of the rolls, or unto any of the courts 
aforefaid, or unto a judge or baron of any of the faid courts re- 
fpeflively, in which the bufinefs contained in fuch bill, or the 
grcateft part thereof in amount or value, (hall have been tranf- 
adled \ and upon the fubmi(Con of the faid party or parties, or 
fuch other perfon authorized as aforefaid to pay the whole fum, 
Ihat upon taxation of the faid bill (hall appear to be due to the 
faid attorney or folicitor refpecftively, it (hall and may be lawfiil , ^ 
for the faid lord high chancellor, the (aid mafter of the roUs, or^^^^;^^ ' 
for any of the courts aforefaid, or for any judge or baron of any taxed, without 
of the faid courts rcfpe<ftively, and they are hereby required to money being 
refer the faid bill, and the faid attorney's or folicitor's demand brought into 
thereupon (although no adion or fuit (hall be then depending ^°^'^* 
in fuch court touching the fame) to be taxed and fettled by the 
proper officer of fuch court, without any money being brought 
into the faid court for that purpofe ; and if the faid attorney or 
folicitor, or the party or parties chargeable by fuch bill refpec- 
tively, having due notice, (hall refufe or negledl to attend fuch 
taxation, the faid officer may proceed to tax the faid bill ex parti 
(pending which reference and taxation no adtion (hall be com- 
Inenced or profecuted touching the faid demand) and, upon the 
taxation and fettlement of fuch bill and demand, the faid party 
or parties (hall forthwith pay to the faid attorney or folicitor 
rcfpcdlively, or to any perfon by him authorized to receive the 
lame, that (hall be prefent at the faid taxation, or otherwi(e 
unto fuch other perfon or perfons, or in fuch manner as the re- 
fytSdst court aiorefaid (hall dire<St, the whole fum that (hall 
be found to be or remain due thereon, which payment (hall be 
a full difcharge of the faid bill and demand ; and in default 
flm^eof the faid party or parties (hall be liable to an attachment 
tir procefs of contempt, or to fuch other proceedings at the e-- 
1^00 of the faid attorney or folicitor, as fuch party or partiea 
^as or were before liable unto ^. and if, upon the faid taxation 
jfnd fisttlement, it (hall be found that fuch attorney or folicitor 
fltfdl happen to have been overpaid, then in fuch cafe the faid 
ittimiiey or foGcitor refpedively (hall forthwith refund and pay 
' ^ the party or parties intitled thereuntOj or to any perfon 

by • * 



^Th. 



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^4 AhiM) fecundo GeoRGII IL d. 134 {ly^gi 

' ''■ (by hiflfi, her or them authorized to receive the fame, if prefem: 
. .* .. at the fettling thereof, or othcrwifc unto fuch other perfon or 
perfons, or in fuch manner as the refpe6tivc ctfurt aforefaid 
(hall direct, all fuch monev as the faid officer (hall certify to 
have been fo overpaid ; ana in default fhereof the faid attorney 
or folicitor refpedtivcly (hall in like manner be liable to an at- 
tachment or procefs of contempt, or to fuch other proceedings, 
at the election of the faid pany or parties, as he would hav6 
been fuhjed unto, if this a<5t had not been made ; and the faid 
. . refpe^ve courts are hereby authorized to award the colts of fuch 
tixai^ns to be paid by the parties, according to the event of 
the taxation of the bill (that is to fay) if the bill taxed be lefs 
by a fixth part than the bill delivered, then the attorney or foli- 
citor is to pay the cods of the taxation ; bat if it (hall not be 
lefs, the court in their difcretion (hall charge the attorney of 
client, in regard to the reafonablenefs or unreafonablnefs of iuch 
bills. 

XXIV. And be it further enaded, That from and after the 
Attorney, &c. firlt day of December one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, in 
in their own ^afc any perfon (hall, in his own name, or in the name of 
JIn"*^wri?^' any Other perfon, fue out any writ or procefs, or commence, 
BNX iiirolied, ' p^ofccute or defend any adion or fuit, or any proceedings, in 
Ittrfeit 50 1. arly of the courts of law or equity aforefaid, as an attorney or 
fohcitor, for or in expedtation of any gain, fee or reward, with* 
out being admitted and inrolled as aforefaid, every fuch perfon^ 
for every fuch offence, (hall forfeit and pay fifty pounds to the 
ttfe of fuch perfon who (hall profecute him for the faid offence, 
ahd is hereby made incapable to maintain or profecute any aAi- 
on or fuit in any court of law or equity, for any fee, reward or 
dtfburfements on account of profecuting, carrying on or defend- 
ing any fuch adtion, fuit or proceeding. 

aXV. And be it further enadted by the authority aforefaid^ 
That the penalties and forfeitures incurred by any perfon of- 
fendinz againft this adt, may be recovered by adtion of debt,- 
bill, pTaitit or information, in any of his Majefty's court of re- 
cord at ffejlmififter^ or in anv of the courts of record of and fof 
tl^e counties palatines of Chejter^ Lancajier and Durham^ or in any. 
of the courts of great feffions in fVakSy for offences committed 
within the jurifcfidtions of fuch courts refpedlively, or at thel 
, affixes or general quarter-feffions of the peace of the county, 

riding or diviiion where fuch offence (hall be committed, by any 
perfon who (hall fue for the fame within twelve months after 
lach offence committed, together with treble cofts of fuit, 
wherein no efToin, protection or wager of law (hall be allowed, 
or any more than one imparlance; and that no fuch bill, plaint, 
fuit or information, nor any proceedings thereupon (hall be re- 
moved before judgment, or (tayed by any writ of Certiorari^ 
Habeas Corpus or other writ whatfoever. 
To what XXVI. Provided neverthelefs, and it is hereby further enaA- 

darkt» 5n:. the ^j by the authority aforefaid. That nothing in this z€t contaifi-> 
aadoth not ^ g^j^jj ^^tcnd or be conftrued to extend to the examinatroii^ 
^ • . fwcar- 



Porfeitnret 
bow to be re- 
covered. 



1 729^7 Anno feciindo G£oRGii 11. c. 23. 65 

fwearing admiflion or inroUment of the fix clerks of the court 
of chancery, or the fWorn clerks in their office, or the waiting 
clerks belonging to the faid fix clerks, or the curfitors of the 
liaid court, or of the clerks of the petty-bag ofiice, or of the 
clerks of the King's coroner and attorney in the court of King's 
bench, or of the filazers of the fame court, or of the filazers of 
the court of common pleas at fVeJiminJler^or of the attornics of 
the court of the dutchy chamber of Lancajler^ or of the attor- 
nies.of the court of exchequer at Chefter^ or of the attomies of 
the courts of the lord mayor and (herifFs of London refpedively 
for the time being ; but that the faid clerks, filazers and attor- 
nies refpeftiveiy, (hall and may be examined, fwom, admitted, 
inrolled and pradtife in their refpedtive couns and offices afore-* 
faid in like manner as they might have been or done before the 
makine of this ad. 

XXVII. Provided alfo, and it is hereby further declared-and Thcaitomict 
ena<5ted by the authority aforefaid. That nothing in this aft »«<* cl««J» i^ 
contained fhall extend or be conflrued to extend to the exami- ^^r*^*hcrcin 
nation, fwearing, admiflion or inroUmcnt of the attornics or 2ictitioned. 
clerks of the offices of the King's remembrancer, treafurer's re- may aa as' 
membrancer, pipe, or office ot pleas in the court of exchequer heretofore, 
at Wejiminjler for the time being j but that the faid attornics 
and clerks of the faid refpedtive offices fhall and may be approv- 
ed, fwom, admitted and pradife in the faid court of exchequer, 
or may pradtife in any other of the courts of record before men- 
tioned, in the name and with the confent of fome fworn attor- 
ney of fuch court, fuch confent to be in writing, and figned by 
fuch attorney as aforefaid, in like manner as they have ufually 
been, and might have done, before the making of this adt, any 
thing herein contained to the contrary in any wife notwithftand- 
in| ; and that it fhall and may be lawful from and after the faid 
firft day of Dictmber one thoufand feven hundred and thiny, for 
any perfon wh« fhall be fworn, admitted and inrolled an attor- 
ney or folicitor in any of the feveral courts before mentioned, 
according to the dircdtion of this adt, to pradVife and folicit in 
the faid refpedive offices, in the fame manner as heretofore has 
been done; any thing herein before contained, or any law or 
ftatute to the contrary notwithftanding. 

XXVIII. Provided alfo. That this adl or anything herein at alfo the fo- 
contained fhall not extend or be conftrued to extend to the ex- lidtorsoftb« 
amination, fwearing, admilfion or inrollment of perfons to be treafury, &c. 
foKdtors of the treafury, cufloms, excife, poft-office, fait or 
ftamp duties, or of any other branches of his Majefty's revenue 
ftrthc time being, or of the folicitor of the city of London for 
ftc time being, or of the affiftant to the council for the affairs 
rfthe admiralty and navy ; but that fuch folicitors and affiflant 
Buy be examined, fworn, admitted and pradlife, in their re- 
beffive offices only, as they might have done before the making 
Ait aA. V 

ZXIX. Provided aHivays, and be it enadled by the authority Continuation 
Aidsud, That this adt ftull continue in force from the faid firfl of the aa, 
Vot. XVL F day 



66 Anno fecundo Georgii II. c. 24: [17^9^^ 

day of June one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine for 
the term of nine years^ and from thence unto the end of the 
then next fefTion of parliament, and no longer. Continuid by i% 
Geo* 2. c. 13. atid amended and continued by 22 Geo. 2. c. 46- 
until I June 1757, and to the end of the next fejfwu 

CAP. XXIV. 

An a£l for the more effeBtial preventing bribery and corrup- 
tion in the ele£lions of members toferve in parliament. 

Extended to \X7HEREAS it is found by experience ^ that the laws^al- 
i,eSli(ms oj de^ V V ready in being have not been fufficient to prevent corrupt and 
li^atesin ^ot- illegal pra^ices in the ele^ion of members toferve in parliament \ for 
Geo » c 1 1 *^"^^y therefore of fo great an evil, and to the end that all elec- 
tions of members to parliament may hereafter be freely and in- 
differently made, without charge or expence, be it enaAed by ! 
the King's moft excellent majefty, by and with the advice and 
confent of the lords fpiritual and temporal and commons, in 
this prcfent parliament aflembled, and by the authority of the 
fi^e6lof»of fame. That from and after the twenty fourth day of June in 
parliament ^j^^ y^ar of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred and twenty 
Skt^foUowine '^*"^» "P°" €^^^7 eleftion of any member or members to fave 
oath, if dc- for the commons in parliament, every fi'eeholder, citizen, frce- 
nianded. man, burgefs or perfon having or claiming to have a right to 
vote or be polled at fuch eledion, (hall, before he is admitted 
to poll at the fame ele<5tion, take the following oath (or, being 
one of the people called ^akcrSy (hall make the folemn affir- 
mation appointed for golfers) in cafe the fame (hall be de^ 
mandcd by either of the candidates, or any two of the elec- 
tors ; that is to fay, 

Elcaors oath. T ^. B. rf. fwear (or, Wn^ one of the people called ^iwi/ry, 
JL / A. B. do folemnly affirm) I have not received^ or had by my 
felf or any perjon whatfoever in trujl for me^ or for my ufe and be- 
nefit direilly or indire^ily^ any fum orfums of money^ office^ place or 
employment J gift orrewardy or any promife or fccurity for any money ^ 
office^ employment or gift^ in order to give my vote at this ele^iony 
and that I have not before been polled at this eleclion. 

Which oath or affirmation the officer or officers prefiding or 

?^*^'"^^ taking the poll at fuch ele6\ion, is and are hereby impowere4 

ni^rni^r it, on ^"^^ required to adminifter gratis^ if demanded, as aforefaid, 

forfeiture of upon pain to forfeit the fum of fifty pounds of lawful money of 

sol Great Britain^ to any perfon that (Jiall fue for the fame, to be 

recovered, together with full colls of fuit, by adion of debt, 

biir, plaint or information, in any of his Majcfty's courtg of 

record at fVeflminflcr^ wherein no eflToign, protcdlion, wager of 

law, or more than one imparlance, (hall be admitted or adlow- 

cd ; and if the faid offence (hall be committed in that part of 

Great Britain called Scotla?idj then to be recovered, together 

with full cofts of fuit, by fummary a<5lion or complaint before 

the court of fcfTion, or by profecutioa before the court of ju(U- 

ciary 



1729.] Anno Tecundo Georgii II. c. 24. 6y 

ciary thcfe, for every hegleft or refiifal fo to do ; and no pcrfon 
(hall be admitted to poll, till he has taken and repeated the faid 
oath in a publick manner, in cafe the fame (hall be demanded 
as aforcfaid, before the returning officer, or fuch bthcrs as (hall 
be legally deputed by him. 

IL Arid be it further enafled. That if any (heri(F, mayor, Sheriff or 
baili(F or other returning officer, (hall admit any perfon ^o be ?J^^^^"™J_ 
polled without taking fuch oath or affirmation, if demanded as mittiriganvto 
aforcfaid, fucli returning officer (hall forfeit the fuiii of one be polj«d, bc- 
hundrcd pounds, to be recovered in manner aforcfaid, together J^*'"': f^orn.to 
with full cofts of fuit; and that if any perfon (hall vote or poll ^""^^'^ '°^'- 
at fuch elediion without having firft taken the oath, or, if a 
^aier^ having made his affirmation as aforcfaid, if demanded, voters to in- 
fuch perfon fhall incur the fame penalty, which the officer is cur the like" 
fubje<ft to for the offence above mentioned. j^enaliy. 

III. And be it further enadted by the authority aforcfaid. Returning of- 
That every (herifF, mayor, bailiff, hcadborough or other per- jiccr, after 
(on, beitig the returning officer of any member to ferve in par- reading the 
liament, (haJl, immediately after the reading the writer precept "f"^»^^*^H^ 
for the elcaion of fuch member, take and fubfcribe the foUow- ^^^^hV 

ine oath, videliceiy 

I A. B. dofolemnly fwear^ That I have not, dire^ly nor indire^ly^ 
received any fum or fumi of money ^ office^ place or employment ^ 
gratuity or reward^ or any bondj billornote^ or any tromije or gra^ 
tuity whatfoever^ either by myfelf^ or any other per/on to myuft\ or 
biuefit or advantage,, for making any return at theprefent ek^ion of 
members to ferve in parliament ; and that I will return Juch perfen /tr 
perfom asJhalU to the beji of my judgment ^ appear to me to have the 
majority of legal votes ^ 

Which oath any jufticc or juftices of the peace of the faid 
eounty, city, corporation or borough where fuch eleAion (hall 
be made, or, in his or their abfence, any three of the eledlors are 
hereby required and authorized to adminifter \ and fuch oath, 
fo taken, (hall be cntred among the records of the feffions of 
Aich county, city, corporation and borough as aforcfaid. 

IV. Ana be it enacted by the authority aforcfaid. That fuch What votes 
votes (hall be deemed to be legale which have been fo declared ^'{^|^ be deem- 
by the laft determination in the houfe of commons; which laft^ ^^ 
detcnnination concerning any county, (hire, city, borough, 

cinque port or place (hall be final to all intents and purpofcs 
tvbatfoever, any ufage to the contrary notwithftanding. 

Vi And be it further ena<5led by the authority aforcfaid. That Penalty of 
if any returning officer, ele<5tor or perfon taking the oatli or ^*lf"*P^n"T- 
sffitaiaftion herem before mentioned, (nail be guilty of wilful and 
corrupt pcijury, or of falfe affirming, and be thereof convided 
\if due courfe of law, (hall inclir and fuffer the pains and pc- 
Mkies, which by law are cnaAed or inflicted in cafes of wilful 
«iid corrupt perjury. 

. VI. And be it further enafted by the authority aforcfaid, Pcrfons con- 
^liat no {Xrfoh convidlcd of wilful and corrupt perjury, or fu- viaed never 

F 2 bornation capable 10 

vote. 



68j Anno fccundo Georgii II. c. 24* t*7^9- 

bornation of perjury, (hall, after fuch convi6)ion, be capable of 
voting in any eledlion of any member or members to ferve in 
parliament. 
P f tak ^^^* ^^ ^^ *^ further enafted by the authority aforefaid, 
ing money or '^^^^ ^^ ^^Y P^^fon who hath, or claimeth to have, or hereafter 
reward for (hall have, or claim to have any right to vote in any fuch elec- 
thetrvote,&c. tion, (hall, from and after the faid twenty fourth day of June 
'®'^'V??'!i which (hall be in the year of our Lord one thoufand feven nun- 
to vote &c. "'^^" ^^" twenty nme, ask, receive or take any money or other 
reward, by way of gift, loan or other device, or agree or con- 
trad for any money, gift, office, employment or other reward 
whatlbever, to give his vote, or to reiufe or forbear to give his 
vote in any fuch eledion, or if any j)erfonby himfelf, or any per- 
fon employed by him, doth or (nail, by any gift or reward, or 
by any promife, agreement or fecurity for any gift or reward, 
corrupt or procure any perfon or perfons to give his or their vote 
or votes, or to forbear to give his or their vote or votes in any 
fuch eledlion, fuch perfon k) offending in any of the cafes afore- 
faid, (hall for every fuch'oflfence forfeit the lum of five hundr^ 
pounds of lawfufmoney of Great Britain, to be recovered as 
before direded, together with full cofts of fuit ; and every per- 
fon offending in any of the cafes aforefaid, from and after judg- 
ment obtained againft him in any fuch adtion of debt, biU^ 
plaint or information, or fummary adion or profecution, or be- 
ing any otherwife lawfully convidled thereof, (hall -for ever be 
difablcd to vote in any eIe<ftion of any member or members to 
parliament, and alfo (hall for ever be difabled to hold, exerdfe 
or enjoy any office or franchife to which he and they then Qkail 
or at any time afterwards may be intitled, as a member of 'any 
city, borough, town corporate or cinque port, as if fuch perfon 
was naturally dead. 
Offenders in VIII. And be it further enaSed by the authority aforefaid, 
t^^ThTel/c.^ '^^^^ ^^^^y f^^^^ offending againft this ad (hall, within tho 
tion difcover- ^P^^^ of twelve months • next after fuch eledion as aforefaid, 
ing others, difcover any other perfon or perfons offending againft this a<ft, 
indemnified, fo that fuch perfon or perfons fo difcovered be thereupon con- 
vidted, fuch perfon fo difcovering, and not having been before 
that time convicted of any offence againft this a£t, (hall be in- 
demnified, and difcharged from all penalties and difabilities 
which he (hall then have incurred by any offence againft this 
aft. 
The aft to be ^^' And for the more cffedhial obfervance of this a<a, be it 
read hy the enaded. That all and every the (heriffs, mayors, bailiffs and 
flicriff, Sec. other officers, to whom the execution of any writ or precept (ot 
aitcr reading deling any member or members to ferve in parliament Ihall 
^ ^^^^' belong or appertain, (hall and are hereby required, at the time 
of fuch eleftion, immediately after the reading fuch writ or prft- 
tept, read or caufe to be read openly before the ekdors there 
affembled, this prefcnt a<ft, and every daufe therein contained ; 
and the fame (hall alfo openly be read once in every year at the 
general quarter-feifions of the peace to be holdm next after 

Ea/fTy 



1729*] Anno fecundo GeoRGII II. c.2j. €^ 

Eajler, for any county or city, and at every elcdion of the chief and at the 
magiftrate in any borough, town corporate or cinque port, and <J"arter-fef- 
at the annual eleAion of magiftratcs and town counfellors for t^cr!^^^ 
every borough within that part of Great Britain called Scot- 
land, 

X. And be it further enafted by the authority aforefaid. That Wlful offence 
every (heriff, under-fherifF, mayor, bailiff and other officer, to forfeits 50 1. 
whom the execution of any writ, or precept for the eledlin^ of 
members to ferve in parliament doth belong, for every wilful 

offence, contrary to this a6t, (hall forfeit the lum of fifty pounds, 
to be recovered, together with full cofts of fuit, in the manner 
before direAed. 

XI. Provided always, and it is hereby declared and enafled profecutio 
by the authority aforefaid. That no perfon (hall be made liable commence" ^ 
to any incapacity, difability, forfeiture or penalty by this adt laid within two 
or impofed, unlefs profecution be commenced within two years y^^^- 
after luch incapacity, difability, forfeiture or penalty (hall b.e in^ 

curred, or in cafe of a profecution the fame be carried on with^ 

out wilful delay ; any thing herein contained to the contrary 

notwitbftanding. 

CAP. XXV. 

^ aff for the more effeSlual preventing and further funifi- 
ment of forgery^ perjury and fubornation of perjury-^ and 
to make it felony tofteal bonds^ notes or other fecurities for 
payment of money. , 

WHEREAS the wicked^ pernicious and abominable crimes of 
forgery^ perjury and fubornation of perjury^ have of late time 
beenfo much prahifed, to thefubvcrfion of common truth and jujlice^ 
and prejudice of trade and credit^ that it is necejfarj^ for the more 
effectual preventing of fuch enormous offences ^ to injii^ a more ex- 
emplary punijhment on fuch offenders^ than by the laws of this realm 
tan now be done ; be it therefore ena£ted by the King's moft eX'^ 
cdlent majefty, by and with the advice and confent of the lords 
fpiritual and temporal and commons, in this prefent parliament 
affcmblcd, and by the autliority of the fame, That if any per- 
fon from and after the twenty ninth day of June in the year of 
our Lord one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine (hall 
falfly make, forge or counterfeit, or caufe or procure to be falfly xo forge any 
maae, forged or counterfeited, or willingly a6t or a(rift in the deed, &c.felo. 
falfe making, forging or counterfeiting any deed, will, teftament, ny without bc- 
bond, writing obligatory, bill of exchange, promiflR)ry note for "««tot clergy, 
payment of money, indorfemcnt or aflignment of any bill of e^c^ 
change, or promiflbry note for payment of money, or any ac* 
quittance or receipt, either for money or goods, with intention 
to defraud anv perfon whatfocver, or (hall utter or publi(h as 
true, any falle, forged or counterfeited deed, will, teftament, 
bond, writing obligatory, bill of exchange, promi(rory note for 
payment of money, indorfemcnt or a(rignment of any bill of 
exchange or promiflbry note for payment of money, acquittance 
V receipt, either for money or goods, with intention to defradd 

' F 3 any 



7° 



Penalty for 
perjury and 
fubornjitiofi. 



To ileal or- 
ders, tallies, 
&c. felony. 



Anno fccundo Georgii II. c. 25. [^?^9* 

any pcrfon, knowing the fame to be falfe, forged or counter- 
feited, then every luch perfon, being thereof lawfully convided 
according to the due courfe of law, (hall be deemed gui)ty of 
felony, and fufFer death as a felon, without benefit of clergy. 

II. And the more effedually to deter pcrfons from commit- 
ting wilful and corrupt perjury, or fuboniatipn of perjury, be 
it further enabled by the authority aforefaid, Th^t befides the 
puuifhment already to be inflidled by law for fo great crimes, it 
Ihall and may be lawful for the court or judge, .before whom 
any perfon (hall be convidted of wilful and corrupt perjury, or 
fubornation of perjury, according to the laws now in being, to 
order fuch perfon to be fent to fome houfe of corredlion within 
the fame county, for a time not exceeding fcvcn years, there to 
be kept to hard labour during^ll the faid time, or otherwife to 
be tranfportcd to fome of his Majefty's plantations beyond the 
feas, for a term not exceeding (even years, as the court (hall 
think moft proper ; and thereupon judgment (hall be given, that 
the perfon convi<Sted (hall be committed or tranfported accord- 
ingly, over and be(ide fuch puni(hment as (hall be adjudged to 
be inflided on fuch perfon, agreeable to the laws now in being i 
and if tranfportation be direSied, the fame (hall be executed in 
fuch manner as is or (hall be provided by law for the tranfpof- 
station of felons ; and if any perfon fo committed or tranfport- 
cd (hall voluntarily efcapc or break prifon, or return from tranf- 
portation before the expiration of the time for which he (hall be 
ordered to be tranfported as aforefaid, fuch perfon, being there- 

' of lawfully convi^ed, (ball fu(fer death as a felon, without be- 
nefit of clergy, and (hall be tried for fuch felonv in the county 
where he fo efcaped, or where he (hall be apprenended. 

III. And be it further cnaded by the authority aforefaid, Thaf 
if any perfon or perfons, after the faid twenty ninth day oijune 
fhall Aeal or take by robbery any exchequer orders or tallies, or 
other orders, intitling any other perfon or perfons to any annuity 
or (hare in any parliamentary fund, or any exchequer bills, ban^ 
notes, Scuth'Sea bonds, Eafl-In4ia bonds, dividend warrants 
of the bank, South-Sea pompany, Eqft- India company or any 
other company, fociety or corporation, bills of exchange, navy 
bills or debentures, goldfmiths notes for payment of money, or 
other bond3 or warrants, bills or promi(rory notes for the pay- 
ment of any money, being the property of any other perfon or 
pcrfons, or of any corporation, notwithilanding any of the faid 
particulars are termed in law a Chafe in action, jt (hall be deem- 
ed and conftrued to be felony, of the fame nature and in the 
fame degree, and with or without the benefit of clergy, in the 
fame manner as it would have been, if the pfTender had ftol^n 
or taken by robbery, any other goods of like value with the 
money due on fuch orders, tallies, bills, bonds, warrants, de- 
bentures or notes, or fecurcd thereby, and remaining unfatisfied, 
and fuch offender /hall fufTer fuch punifhment as he or /bp (hould 
or might have done, if he or (he had ftolcn other gpod§ of the 
like value with the monies due on fuch orders, taUies, bonds* 

bills. 



1729*] Anno fecundo Georgii II. c.26. yi 

bills, warrants, debentures or notes refpedively, or fecured 
thereby, and remaining unfatislied ; any law to the contrary 
thereof in any wife ufed notwitliftanding. 

IV. Provided, That nothing in this adt contained (hall ex- Not fo extend 
tend or be conftrued to extend to that part of Great Britain called ^^ Scotland. 
Scotlaxd, 

V. Provided alwaj^, and it is hereby furtlier enadlcd by the Attaindiernot 
authoritv aforefaid. That no attainder for any offence hereby to corrupt 
piade felony, (hall make or work any corruption of blood, lots bJood. 

of dower, or difherifon of heirs. 

VL And be it enadted bv the authority aforefaid. That this Continuance 
^61 (hall continue and be or force for the Ipace of five year$, to ?^^^^ *^^* 
be reckoned from the faid twenty ninth day of June in the year maJe^perMual 
of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine, and 9GC0.X. c.i8. 
from thence to the end of the then next felTion of parliament, 
4nd no longer. 

CAP. XXVI. 
Alt aSfor making more effeSual feveral aSs pajjfed relating 

to watermen^ wberrymen and lightermenj rowing on the 

river Thames, and for better ordering and governing 

fucb watermen^ wberrymen and lightermen, 

WHEREAS fever al laws and Jfatutes have been heretofore 
made for the better regulating and governing all perfom free 
ef the watermem company ^ owning^ rowing or worJting boats or 
ether craft upon the river Thames, between Gravefend in the eoun- 
if of Ktnty and Windfor in the county <?/Berks -, but the faid laws 
have by experience been found to be ineffectual to anjwer the good ends 
andpurpojes thereof i and it is neceffary to make further provifion in 
the premiffesy and to provide againji the mifchiefs which happen by in- 
trufiing apprentices too weaif unable^ and unfkilful in the worij with 
th€ care of goods^ and the lives ofpa£engers on the faid river ; may 
it therejfbre pleafe your Majefty that it ma^ be enaded, and be 
it ai9<£ted by the king's moft excellent majefty, by and with the 
advice and confent of the lords fpiritual and temporal and com- 
mons, in this prefent parliament afTembled, and by the autho- 
rity of the fame. That from and after the twenty fourth day of 
June one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine, it (hall not 
be lawful for any perfon whatfoever, who now or hereafter (hall NowRterman 
keep, ufe, hire or work any wherry boat, tilt boat, barge or ^^^^ ''**'**" 
flthcr vefTcl for carrying paflengers or goods for hire, upon the takc'an'ap *^ 
fiver Thames^ hetwuen Gravefend and fplndfor aforefaid, to bind, prentice, un- 
aeceive, take or imploy any apprentice or apprentices, fervant left he l>e an 
or fervants, unlefs he (hall be a houfe- keeper, or liave fome houie- keeper, 
known habitation, lodging or place of abode, where he may ^nown*^pf^o 
seceive and entertain fuch apprentice or apprentices, fervant or of abode, 
ftrvaitfi, and (hall from time to time rcgifter with the clerk of 
theiaid company for the time beigg, the habitation, lodgtnc; or 
jplace of abode, wherehe (hall then refide,or whereto he (hall after- 
vatds-rcmove, upon pain that every mailer or perfon binding, re- 
fffyiflg^ Uking, retaining or employing any apprentice or fer- 

F4 ym 



yz Anno fccundo GeoRGU IL c. 26. [i729» 

vant contrary to this ad, and being thereof conviiftcd before tha 
lord mayor of the city of London for the lime being, or befera 
any one or more juftice or juftices of the peace for the time bc^ 
ing, for the faid city, or for the county or place where the of- 
fenders (hall be found, by the oaths of two or more credible wit- 
on iJcnalty of neffes, (hall, for every fuch offence, forfeit the fum often pounds 
*®*' of lawful money of G;yj/ Britain, to be levied by diftrefs and 

fale of the offender's goods and chattels, by warrant or warrants 
under the hand and feal or hands and fealsof fuch lord mayor, 
suffice or juftices of the peace as aforefaid ; and for want of fuf- 
ficient diftrefs fuch offender ftiall, by warrant or warrants under 
the hand and feal or hands and feals of fuch lord mayor, juftice 
or juftices of the peace, be committed to the next common or 
publick workhoufe or houfe of correction, there to remain with- 
er imprifon- out bail or mainprize, and to be kept to hard labour, for any 
mcnt. jjj^^ j^Q^ exceeding one month, nor lefs than fourteen days; and 

acrk of the the clerk of the faid company for the time being is hereby fc» 
comoany to quired, upon any application made to him,* to regifter the ha- 
ISf/cnneM Citation, lodging and place of abode of every fuch waterman, 
habitations, wherryman or lighterman, and ever)' fuch removal as aforefaid, 
on penalty of of any or either of them, in fome book of the faid company, to 
>ol« be kept for that purpofe, without fee or reward ; and, in cafe 

fuch clerk ftiall negledt or refufe fo to do, he ftiall, for every 
fuch offence, forfeit the fum of ten pounds, to be levied, reco- 
vered and applied as any other penalty is to be levied, recover-^ 
ed and applied by this a6t ; and if any fuch waterman, wher-p 
ryman or lighterman ftiall negledt or refufe to regifter his habi- 
tation, lodging or place of abode, and every fuch removal there«» 
^a^^bc turn- ^^ *^ aforefaid, every fuch apprentice or apprentices bound to 
cd*ovcrto " ^"y ^^^^ waterman, wherryman or lighterman, ftiall and may, 
other mafters, upon application made to the rulers and overieers of the faid 
on neglcft ot company, or the major part of them, at any of their publick 
regiftring. courts or aflfemblies, be by them turned over to any other mar 
fter or miftref3 ; any indenture, covenant, contract or agree- 
ment to the contrary notwithftanding. 
Apprentice I^* And for the fecurity of the lives of paflTengers, and fafety 

not to be en- of goods pafting on the faid river, between the limits aforefaid, 
truited with be it enadled bv the authority aforefaid, That from and after the 
* fVbo M^fl ^^^'^^y fo^^^th day of June one thoufand feven hundred and twen- 
16 yean of ^ "^"^? '^ ^^'^ ^^^ ^ lawful for any apprentice to have or take 
age, it'a wa- upon him the fole care and management of any boat or other 
terman'i fon, veffel upon the faid river, within the limits aforefaid, until fuch 
and 17 if the apprentice fliall have attained the full age of iixteen years, if he 
fon of a land- be the fonof a waterman, and the age of feventeen years, be- 
man. j^^g ^^^ (^^ ^f ^ landman, and unlefs fuch apprentice ftiall -have 

worked and rowed upon the faid river with fome able and (kil- 
ful waterman, wherryman or lighterman for the fpace of twb 
years at the leaft, before his attaining of the faid refpedive^ees: 
and in cafe any fuch apprentice, under the years aforefaid,- ftiall 
offend or z&, contrary to the true intent and meaning of thia 
a^, and ftiall be convided thereof in manner as aforenid, thea 
and iQ fuch cafe the mafter or miftrefs of fuch apprentice offend- 
ing 



lyigJ] AnnofccundoGEoRGiiII. C.26- ^3 

ing as aforcfaid, (hall forfeit and pay for every fucli offence the Penalty 10 s. 
fum often (hillings, to be levied, recovered, paid and applied ^nthemaltcr. 
to and for fuch ufes and purpofes, and in fuch manner as any 
other penalty or forfeiture in and by this act is to be levied, re- 
covered and applied. 

III. And whenas, purfuant to the aSfs of parliament in that he- 
halfy the rulers,^ audit on and ajffijiants of the fociety and compa?ty of 
watirmeHj wherrymen and lightermen^ upon the faid river ^ between 
Gravefend and Windfor aforefaid^ have, for the better and more 
effidtual keeping and maintaining good order and obedience amongjl the 
jaid fociety and company^ made and ordained frjeral good rules ^ orders 
and conjiimtions^ with reafonable penalties Jor breach thereof which 
being approved by the court of lord mayor and aldermen of the city of 
London for the time beings and afterwards confirmed by the lord 
chief jufiice of the court of Kin£s bench far the time beings are and 
w^t to be obferved and put in execution^ but the fame are in a great 
meafure ineffectual for want of fufficient dijlrefs to anfwer the faid 
penalties^ by means whereof the mojl notorious offenders often ejcape 
unpunijhed^ and the offences are repeated to the great injury of his 
Majejifs fubjeCls : for remedy thereof be it enadled by the au- 
thority aforefaid, That in all cafes where fufficient di(trefs can- 
not be found to pay and fatisfy the penalties infli^ed, or to be Where nodi* 
inflidted, by any fuch rules, orders or con(\itutions, fo made or ftreis can be 
to be made, approved and confirmed as aforefaid, oath being found,offeud. 
made of fuch want of diftrefs before the lord mayor of the faid thehoufcoV^ 
city for the time being, or before any juftice of the^eace for the corrcftion, 
county, city or place where the offender (hall be found, it (hall 

be lawful to and for fuch lord mayor or juftice of the peace, and 
they are hereby required to commit fuch offender to the publick 
workhoufe or houfeof correftion, there to remain without bail or 
mainprize, and be kept to hard labour for any time not exceed- 
ing one month, nor lefs than fourteen days, fuch offender being 
convidled according to this aft or the a<5l made in the eleventh «' * «» W. 3,^ 
and twelfth years of the reign of King TVilliam the Third, inti- ^' *'• 
tuled. An a6l for the explanation and better execution of former ads 
maii touching watermen and wherrymen rowing on the river of 
Thames, and for the better ordering and governing the faid water^ 
jnen^ wherrymen and lightermen upon the faid river ^ between Gravcf- 
^d and Windfor. 

IV. And be it further enafted by the authority aforefaid, None but free^ 
That if any perfon or perfons, not having ferved (or the fpace ™cn to work 
of feven years to any waterman, wherryman or lighterman (ex- *"5^ *^t^^f 
ccpt trinit}'men, fifliermen, ballaftmen and perfons employed ^"f" ^° 
in rowing or any ways navigating weftern barges, mill boats, (Exception. 
chalk hoys, faggot and wood lighters, dung boats and garden- Explained and 
en boats, in fuch manner as has been accu(tomed, and is allow- ^^^'^ h 
cd and referved by the faid aft made in the eleventh and twelfth ♦^*^*'^'**'/ 
years of King Wuliam the Third) (hall row or caufe to be row- 
ed or worked any boat, wherry, lighter or other vefTel or craft 

upon the faid river, for hire or gain, between the limits afore- 
fiud, at any tunc or times hereafter, that tiien and in fucb cafe, 
"* ■ every 



74 



or imprifon- 
meiit. 



The number 
of afllftants to 
be reduced to 
thirty. 



This a6l not 
t© prejudice 
the lord of the 
manor of 
Gravefend. 



Nor the vil- 
lages and pa- 
rimes of 
Gravefend 
and Milton. 



Anno fccundo GeorgiiIL c. 26. [1729^ 

every fuch offender, from time to time, and at all times here- 
after, being thereof conviiSted in fuch manner as aforefaid^ Ihall 
for every fuch offence forfeit the fum often pounds of lawful mo- 
ney of Great Britain^ to be levied and recovered in manner afore- 
fald ; and for want of fufRcient diflrefs it ihall be lawful to and 
for the lord mayor of the faid city for the time being, or any 
juftice or juftices of the peace for the county, city or place where 
the offence (hall be committed, and he and they are hereby re- 
quired by warrant or warrants under his or their hand and feal 
or hands and feals, to commit fuch offender to the next com- 
mon or publick workhoufe or houfe of correiftion, there to re» 
main without bail or mainprize, for any time not exceeding one 
month, nor lefs than fourteen days. 

V. And whereas by experience the prefent number of e^Jiants of 
the faid company are fo nufnerous^ as at their meetings^ injieadofdo^ 
ing bufmefs^ to occafion confufion and diliurbance^ be it declared and 
enadted by the authority aforefaid. That the number of affiftants 
of the faid company, at their future eledions (hall be reduced to 
thirty, but each of them the faid affiibnts to be ele6ied, nam- 
ed and appointed, as heretofore they have been ufed feverally 
to be. 

VI. Provided always. That this adt, or any thing therein con- 
tained, (hall not extend, or be conftrued to extend to the levell- 
ing, taking away, abridging, hindring, prejudicing, or other- 
wife impeaching of any right belonging to or lawiiilly claimed 
by, the late Charles duke of Richmond and Lenoxy lord of the 
manor of Gravefend^ his heirs, executors, adminifirators or af- 
iigns, for the holding a certain court within the faid mancnr, 
called Curia Curfus Aquee^ or the court of the watercourfe, for 
the better government of barges, boats and veflels, ufing the 
ferry or pa(rage from the town of Gravefend to London^ and of 
the perfon3 owning or working the fame, or of any other rights, 
liberties, powi^s and privileges whatfpever belonging to the faid 
late duke, his heirs, executors, adminiftrators and aifigns, re- 
lating to the faid ferry or pafTage, dr to the barges, tiltboats or 
x>ther boats and ye(rels ufing the faid ferry or paifage, or plying 
at the bridge of the faid town of Gravefend^ or the perfons own- 
ing or workine the fame, or otherwife howfoever. 

VII. Provided always. That this aft, on any thing thereii) 
contained, (hall not extend or be conftrued to extend, to the 
leffeningt taking away, hindring, prejudicing or impeaching of 
any grants, liberties, franchifes, cuftoms, privileges or ufages, 
now or heretofore lawfully ufed, held or enjoyed by the mayor, 
jurats and capital inhabitants of the villages and parifhes of 
Gravefend znd Milton in the county oi Kent^ touching, concern- 
ing or relating to the paflage ana fierry upon the faid river of 
Thames^ from the faid villages and parifhes of Gravefend and A^-- 
ion to the faid city ofLondonj or touching or concerning ttie go- 
yemment or gubernation of the faid paf]a|e and ferry, but that 
the faid mayor, jurats and inhabitants, and their fucceflbrs, (hall 
and may do and execute all and every fuctf l^yvi\4 ad^ an^ ad^, 

i ' " powers 



i^ap-] Anno fecundo Georgii II. c. 26. 75 

powers and authorities touching the faid paflaec and ferry, and 
the government thereof, as they might or could have done, if 
this z£t had not been made ; any thing herein contained to the 
contrary thereof in any ^ife notwithllanding. 

VIII. Provided always, jind it is hereby declared. That it owners of 
(hall and mav be lawful tp and for the leflees, owners or occu- keys betwixt 
piers of ;>ny Key or k^ys betwixt the Hermitage bridge and Lon- Hermitage 
don bridge, or any or either of them, to ufe their and every of ^"^f * *"^ 
their lighters, or large crafts, as hath been heretofore lawfully bjJidg^^may 
accuftomed, tor the carrying of goods and merchandizes to and ufe their large 
from their refpe<£tivc keys and yrharfs, and to and from (hips crafts as here- 
loading or unloading, and to employ any perfon or perfons, be- tofore. 
ing watermen or lightermen duly qualified, as in and by the faid 
adt pafled in the eleventh and twelfth years of the reign of his 
late majedy King fVilliam the Third, intituled. An a6ifor the fx- n & 11 W. 3. 
planation and better execution of former a£is made touching iJi^atermen c *i- 
and vjherrym^ rowing on the river of Thames, and for the better 
ordering and governing the faid watermen^ wherry men and light er- 
men upon thf fqid river^ between Gi^vefend and Windfo'r, is di- 
re^ed or appointed, to row and work in their refpcdive lighters, 
pr large craft, and to do and adl any thing, as heretofore they 
Blight lawfully do, irom fuch their refpedlive keys and wharts 
to any (hips or veflels as aforefaid ; any thing in this prefent aA 
contamed to the contrary thereof in any wife notwithftanding. 

IK. And be it enaded by the authority aforefaid. That all the Penalties and 
penalties and forfeitures, which (hall be mcurred or forfeited by fbrf«iturcs 
yirtue of this afi, (hall *nd may bp fu^ and profecuted for by J?owtobefuc4 
the rulers and ovcrfeers of the faid company, or any two of them ' 
for the time being, in fuch manner as is provided for and direft- 
ed by the (aid a£t pafled in the eleventh and twelfth years of the 
reign of King William the Third, intituled, Jn a^ for the ex-^ 
planation andpetter execution of former aSts made touching watermen 
and wherrymen rowing on the river ^Thames, and for the better 
orderiffg and governing the faid water men j wherrymen and lighter- 
men upon the faid river between Gravefend and Windfor, and 
when the (aid penalties and forfeitures (hal} be recovered or le- 
vied, the fame (hall be p^id to the faid rulers and ovcrfeers of 
the faid company, or the ipajor part of them for the time being, 
•and (hall be by them paid and didributed to and for the ufe of 
|he poor of the faid company, in fv|ch manner as the faid rulers 
and ovcrfeers, or the major part of them for the time being, (hall 
f hink fit \ and all profecutions for the faid penalties and forfei- 
tures (hall be commenced within one month next after the of- 
fence (hall tc conrimitted. 

X. And be it enaiftcd by the authority aforefaid. That all con- Conftables 
(tables and hca<lboroughs (hall be aiding and aflifting in the due and headbo- 
jexecution of this aA \ and that in cafe any fuit pr profecution roughs to af- 
jhall be commenced againft any perfon or perfons for any mat- f'^'".^^'' 
|er, caufc or thing done in purfuance of this aft, or any former *"^ 
flA relating to the water-fervice on the faid river, or to the regu- 
Ijtting and ^ovemin^ the company and perfpns aforefaid, that in 
" • * ' ' cveiy 



y6 Arino fecundo Georgii II. 0.27." [1729^ 

every fuch cafe the a<ftion, fuit or profecution (hall be brought 
All profccu- and commenced within thirty days next after the faft commit- 
tionstocom- ^cd, and not afterwaVds ; and fuch perfon or perfons fo fue^, 
"!>*dayraftcr profecuted or molefted, (hall and may from time to time, and 
^a commit- at all times hereafter, plead the general i(rue, and give this and 
ted. any fuch former a<5V, and the fpecial matter, in evidence at any 

General iflue. trial to be had thereupon, and that the fame was done in pur- 
fuance and by the authority of the faid former a<Jts, or this prc- 
fent aft ; and if the fame (hall appear fo to be done, or that fuch 
aftion, fuit or profecution (hall be brought or commenced after 
the time before limited for bringing or commencing the fame, 
that then the jury (hall find for the defendant or defendants ; 
and if upon fuch verdift, or if the plaintiff or plaintiffs (hall be 
nonfuited, or difcontinue his a<5lion after the defendant or defen- 
dants (hall have appeared, or if upon demurrer judgment fliall 
be given againft the plaintiff or plaintiffs, the defendant or de* 
fendants (hall have and recover treble cofls, and have fuch re- 
medy for the fame, as any defendant or defendants hath or have 

Publick aa. '" ^^y ^^^^^ ^**^^ ^V ^"^ » ^"^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^ dccmcdi 
adjudged and taken to be a publick a£):, and be judicially fak* 
en notice of as fuch by all ludges, juftices, and other perfont 
whatfoever, without (pecially "pleading the fame. 

CAP. XXVII, 

An a£I to enable her Mdjejiy to be regent of this tingdom^ 

during bis Majejifs abfence^ without taking the oaths. 

WHEREAS the Kin^s moji excellent majejiy (whom GoJ let^ 
preferve) hath been gracmjly pleafed to communicate to his 
parliament his royal intentionjfor aiverfe weighty and important rea- 
fom^ fpeeiily to viftt his dominions in Germany, and to appoint bis 



royal confort the ^een (in whofe wifdom and illujlrious virtues his 
Majefy and his people do intirely confide) to he regent of this kingdom 
during his Majeflys ahfenee \ be it enafted by the King's moft ex- 
cellent maje(ty, by and with the advice and confent of the lords 
fpiritual and temporal, and commons, in parliament aflembled, 
and by the authority of the fame. That it at any time or times 
hereafter his Majefty (hall be pleafed to conftitute or appoint his 
faid royal confort^ the Queen, to be regent of this kingdom 
Her Majefty during his abfence, either by the ftyle oi guardian of the realm of 
may be regent Great Britain, and his Majejifs lieutenant within the fame^ or by 
of this king- ^~ ^^^^ (^yjg ^^ ^i^i^ whatfoever, in every fuch cafe her Ma- 
takTnrthc"' je(fy (hall, to all intents and purpofes, be able and capable in 
oaths. law to accept, hold, exercife, and enjoy the faid office, and ef- 

fedually to do and perform all a(5ls, matters, and things belong* 
ing thereunto, in fuch manner, and for fuch time, as his Ma- 
jefty, by any letters patent, or commi(rion to be paflTed for that 
purpofe under the great feal of Great Britain, (hall refpedHvely 
from time to time direfl and ordain, without taking, making, or 
fubfcribing any oath or oaths, declaration or declarations, or 
doing any other zA or ads whatfoever, required by the laws 
and ftatutes of this realm to qualify any other perfon to accepr, 

6 ' hold^ 



1729.] Anno fecundo Georgii II. c. 28. 77 

hold, exercife, or enjoy the faid oiGce, any law or (latute to the 
contrary thereof in any wife notwithftanding. 

CAP. XXVIII. 
Ah a£l to revive the iaws therein mentioned^ relating to the 
importation of foreign brandy^ and other waters and fpi-^ 
rits ; for importation of cochineal •, to continue feveral aSts 
for preventing frauds in the cuftoms \ for encouragement 
of the Jilk manufaSures of this kingdom \ for making cop- 
per ore of the Britifh plantations an enumerated commoM- 
^y » f^ making perpetual an aS therein mentioned, for 
fuppreffing of piracy ; for enabling perfons prbfecuted upon 
the Capias, in relation to the running of goods j to defend 
in Forma Pauperis ; for more effeSual debarring of un- 
lawful games \ for licenfing retailers of brandy^ and other 
diftillea liquors^ and for better regulation of licenfes for 
common inns and alehoufes. 

WHEREAS the laws herein after mentioned {which have by 
experience been found ufeful and beneficial) are expired or 
near expiring ; may it therefore pleafe your Majefty that it may 
be enadled, and be it enabled by the King's moft excellent ma* 
jeftv, by and with the advice and confent of the lords fpiritual 
and temporal and commons, in this prefent parliament aflemb- 
led, and by the authority of the fame, That the daufe in an aft 
made in fiith year of the reign of his late majefty King Geotge Aft 5 Geo. i. 
the Firft, intituled. An a£l againfl clandefHne running of uncufiomed c.n. relating 
goods^i and for the more effectual preventing frauds relating to tbe^^ foreign 
cuftoms^ which relates to the importation of foreign brandy, ar- ^^r^jidy, &c. 
rack, rum, ftrong waters or fpirits, in any (hip, veflel or boat, "jJlay 17T9? 
under the burthen of fifteen tuns, which is expired, (hall be to 29 Sept. ' 
and is hereby revived, and (hall be in force for the purpofes »734» &e. 
therein mentioned, from the firft day of May one thoufand fe- ^^V^ ^*q'* 
vcn hundred and twenty nirie, until the twenty-ninth day of ^c. 47.^ ^* 
September one thoufand (even hundred and thirty four, and from 
thence to the end of the then next feiTion of parliament. 

II. And be it further enaAed by the authority aforefaid. That ijGeo.!. c.15. 
an a6l made in the thirteenth year of his faid late MajeftVs reign, relating to co- 
intituled. An aH for the free importation of cochineal, during the ^5 r"^ "^^" 
time therein limited, which is expired, (hall be and is hereby re- {t^^J^Q , ^ 
vived, and (hall be in force for the purpofes therein mentioned, May'i 73o,&c. 
from thefirft day of .Mt)^ one thoufand feven hundred and twen* iodeo.2.c47. 
ty nine, until the firft day of May one thoufand feven hundred 
and thirty, and from thence to the end of the then next feffion 
ci iiarliament. 

ni- And whereas feveral claufes in an a£l made in the fifth year I ®c*>-»* c- ."• 
of the reign of his faid late Majejly, intituled. An aft againft clan- S'S* 
defttne runninjfofuncuftomed goods, and for the more efFecfiu- cnftoms, con- 




yS Anno fecundcJ Georgii II. c. 28. [i 72$.' 

vejfel or Bontj and alfo relating id goods hot report edy and found af- 
ter clearing JhipSy and whereby further hmedies are provided againji 
relanding goods prohibited to be worn in this kingdom^ and foreign 
goods Jhipped out for parts beyond the feas ; and alfo relating to the 
opening or altering the package of goods on board Jbips outward bounds 
and alfo relating to hovering Jbips or vejfels of the burthen of ffty tuns 
or under j and alfo concerning the bales or package in which coffee Jhall 
be exported \ and alfo reletting to rum imported in cajks or veffils not 
containing twenty gallons at the leaf \ and alfo relating to certificate 
goods entred in order to be exported to Ireland ; which faid feveral 
chufes were to have continuatice for the term of three yeatSy froni 
the feveral times of the commencement thereof and from thence to the^ 
end of the next fejfion of parliament refpellively (which faid feveral 
claufes lajl mentioiied wercy by another a^ pajjed in the ninth year of 
9 Geo. I. c. 8. '*' ^^^«^" ^f *'^ /^'^ ^^^ Majefyy for continuing offome laws and 
' ' ' ' reviving others therein mentioned^ and againji clahaefline running of 
uncujlomed goods, and for more effe^fual preventing frauds relating to 
the cuflomsy andjrauas in mixing filk with fluffs to be exported^ fur- 
ther continued from the expiration ofthejeveral and refpe£tive terms 
therein mentionedy for the term of Jive yearSy and from thence to the 
end of the then next fejjion of parliament) : and whereas the faid, 
claufes are near expiringy hit in regard it is neceffary that the faid 
claufes Jhould be further continuedy for preventing frauds in the reve^ 
nuej be it enadted by the authority aforefaid. That the (aid laft 
mentioned claufes in the faid adl of the fifth year of the reign of 
his late Majefty, and fo continued by the faid act of the ninth' 
year of his faia late Majefty, (hall be in force and put in prac- 
tice, for the purpofes in the faid a<5ts mentioned, from and af- 
ter the expiration thereof, until the twenty njnth day of Septem- 
ber one thoufand feven hundred and thirty four, and trom thencd 
to the end of the then next feflion of parliament. 
% Gt^o.i. C.15. IV. And be it further enafted by the authority aforefaid, Thaf 
{ov ciicoiirag- the feveral claufes contained in an aft made in the eighth year 
mz iilk inanu- of the reign of his faid late Majefty, intituled. An a£f fir ehcou- 
thiucirtilUo' r^gc^^f'^ of the filk manufaHures of this kingdomy and for taking off 
^yit. t7i^,6ic,fi^fral duties on merchandizes exportedy and for reducing the duties 
16 Geo. 2. on beaver JkinSy peppery macey cloves and nutmegs importedy and for 
^' 3*' importation of all furs of the produ^ of the Britifli plantationsy tnto 

this kingdom only, and that the two corporations of ajjiirance on any 
fuits brought on their policies Jhall be liable only tofingle damageSy re- 
lating to the encouragement of the filk manufoftures of this 
kingdom, and for taking off feveral duties on merchandizes ex- 
ported, which were to continue in force for three years, froni 
the twenty fifth day of March one thoufand fcven hundred and 
twenty two, and from thence to the end of the then next fefliori 
of parh'ament, and which were by an a<ft made in the eleventh 
iiGeai. c.29. year of the reign of his faid late Majefty, to continue feveral adls 
therein mentioned, for encouraging ot the filk manufadturcs of 
this kingdom, and for other purpoles therein mentioned, fur- 
ther continued from the expiration thereof for thret ycafs, and 
from thence to the end of the then next fcflion of parilament, 

ihall 



1729-] Anno fccundo Georgii II. c. 28. 79 

fhall be and are hereby further continued from the expiration 
thereof, until the twenty ninth day of September one thoufand 
feven hundred and thirty four, and from thence to the end of 
the then next feflion of parliament. 

V. And be it further ena(5led, That the two lad claufes, for Twolaft 
the more efFedtual preventing frauds and abufes in the faid laft clau^w in 
mentioned manufactures, contained in an adl made in the ninth 9 ^^''* 5'?/. 
year of his Majefty's reign, for continuing fome laws and reviv- 29"septf 173^, 
mg others, and for other purpofes therein mentioned, (hall be ice. 

of full force, and (hall be put in execution accordingly, until 
the faid twenty ninth day of September one thoufand feven hun- 
dred and thirty four, and from thence to (he end of the then 
next fc(rion of*^ parliament. 

VI. And be it further enadted by the authority aforefaid. That sGeo.i. c.xS. 
the aft made in the eighth year of his late Maje(iy's reign, in- relating to 
tituled. An a^ to prevent the elandejline running of goods ^ and the ^^^^^^^\q^ 
danger ofinfe^ion thereby j and to prevent Jhips breaking their qna- thrce"ycars,° 
rentine^ and to fubje^ copper ore, of the production of the Briti(h &c. 
plantations^^ to fuch regulations as other enumerated commodities of Farther cmti- 
the like production are fubie^y which was to be in force for two mudbyxKiQw. 

icars, from the twenty fifth day oi March one thoufand feven *' ^'*^' 
iundred and twenty two, and from thence to the end of the 
then next feflion of parliament, which aA (except the claufe 
obliging all (hips or veflels to perform quarentine) was by an 
a& made in the eleventh year of his late Majefty's reign, to con* 
tinue feveral adts therein mentioned, for encouraging of the filk 
manufadures of this kingdom, for the preventing the clande- 
(tine running of goods, tor making copper ore of the Britijb 
plantations an enumerated commodity, and for explaining and 
amending a late aft for more efFeftual punifhment of fuch who 
(hall wilmlly burn and de(h'oy (hips, further continued from 
the expiration thereof for the fpace of three years, and from ^ 
thence to the end of the then next feflion of parliament, (hall 
be (except fo much of the fame aft as relates to (hips or ve(reis 
pertonning quarentine) and the fame is hereby continued, from 
the expiration thereof, until the twenty ninth day of September 
one thou(and feven 'hundred and thirty four, and from thence 
to the end of the then next feflion of parliament. 

VII. And he it further enafted by the authority aforefaid. 
That the aft made in the eighth year of his faid late Majefty's g Oo.i. 0.14. 
rei^n, intituled. An a£l for the more effe^ual fupprejjing ofpiracy^ for fupprcfling 
which was to continue m force for feven years, from the twen- piracy, made 
ty fifth day of March one thoufand feven hundred and twenty Perpetual. 
tW09 and from thence to the end of the then next fefTion of par- 
liament, and is near expiring, (hall be and is hereby made per- 
petual. 

VIII- And be it further enafted by the authority aforefaid, whatpcrfont. 
That in cafe any. perfon arretted and imprifoned by virtue of proiecutcd by 
apy writ ofCaptaSj or information relating to the cuftoms, (hall c^ias, may 
la^ke affidavit before the judge or judges of fuch court, where defend in For* 
/uctiaAioa or information lliall be brought, or before any otlier "* *^"I*"»' 

perfon 



So Anno fecundo GeoROII 11. Czi. Vf^^ 

pcrfon commiflloned by fuch court to take affidavits, that he is 
not worth, over and above his wearing apparel, the Aim of five 
pounds (which affidavit the faid judge or judges of fuch court, 
and fuch perfon fo commiffioned, is and are hereby authorized 
and required to take) and fuch perfon (hall thereupon petition 
fuch court to be admitted to defend himfelf againft fuch adion 
or information in Fcrma Pauperis^ that then the judges of fuch 
court (hall according to their difcretions admit fuch perfon to 
defend himfelf againft fuch action or information, in the fame 
manner, and with the fame privileges, as the judges of fuch 
court^are by law dired\ed and authorized to admit poor fubjeds 
to commence adions for the recovery of their rijghts ; and for 
that end and purpofe it (hall be lawful for the judges of fuch 
courts to affign counfel learned in the law, and to appoint an 
attorney and clerk of fuch court to advife and carry oh any legal 
defence that fuch perfon can make againft fuch adion or infor* 
mation, <«vhich faid counfel, attorney and clerk fo affigned and 
appointed, is and are hereby required to give his and their ad- 
vice and affiftance to fuch perfon, and to do their duties with- 
out fee or reward. 
Ad iillen. 8. '^' ^''^ whereas a good and profitable ftatute was made in the 
C.9. againll three and thirtieth year of the reign of King Henry the Eighth (tf- 
unlawtul mongother things) for the debarring of unlawful games : and where*' 
g*™«» njjdc ^j by fhg faid ftatute no power is given unto the jufiices of the peaett^ 
^'^^^^^' to demand and take from perfons found playing contrary to Idw^ any 
fit her fecurity than their own recognizances ^ that they or any of them 
Jball not from thenceforth ufefuch unlawful games ^ unlefsfucb perfms 
are fo found playing contrary to law upon the view of one or manjm* 
flice or jufiices of the peace : for remedy thereof, be it further cn- 
aded by the authprity aforeiaid. That where it (hall be proved 
upon the oath of two or more credible witne(res, before any ju- 
ftice or juftices of the peace, as well as where fuch juftice or ju- 
ftices (hall (ind, upon his or their own view, that any perfim or 
perfons have or hath ufed or exercifed any unlawful game coii« 
trary to the faid ftatute, the faid juftice or juftices (hall have Adl 
power and authority to commit all and ever)' fuch offender and 
offenders to prifon, without bail or mainprize, unlefs and un* 
til fuch offender and offenders (hall enter into one or more re- 
cognizance or recognizances, with fureties or without, at the 
difcretion of the faid juftice or juftices of the peace, that he or 
they refpedively (hall not from thencefortli play at or ufe fuch 
unlawful game. 
^ .. c X- And be it further enaded by the authority afore(aid. That 
brandy[&c. no perfon or perfons whatfoever (liall, from and after the twen- 
to be licenfed. ty founh day of June one thoufand feven hundred and twenty 
nine, fell brandy or otlier diftilled liquors, by retail, to be drank 
in his, her or their houfe or houfes, but fuch perfons only as 
ihall be thereunto licenfed and allowed, in the fame manner as 
common alchoufe keepers, and every perfon or perfons fo feU«> 
ing brandy, or other diftllled liquors by retail as afbre(aid, (hall 
be fubjed to fuch f ulcs^, penalties and forfeitures, as common 

al^oufe 



1729-] Anno lecundo Georgii II. €.29^ 81 

alehoufe keepers now are for felling drink without licence ; and 
the fevcral juftices of the peace of this kingdom, and other of- 
ficers, sre hereby impowered and authorized to have and exer- 
cife the fame jurifdidtion, powers and authorities over fuch re- 
tailers of brandy and other diftliled liquors, which they now have 
or exercife over common alehoufe keepers, by any law or ftatute 
whatfocver. 

XL And whereas many inconvenicncies have arifen from pei'fens 
heing licenftd to keep innSy aud common akhoufes^ by jujikes of the 
peace y who livih-j^ remote from the places of abode of fuch perfons^ may 
not be truly informed as to the occajhn or ivant of fuch inns cr common 
sieboufeSy or the chcraSlers cf the perfons applying for licences to keep- 
the fame ; be it therefore enadtcd by the authority aforefaid, That 
from and after the^twenty fourth day of June one thoufand feven ^® licence to 
hundred and twenty nine, no licence (nail be granted to any j^j'^g^^ |"";\^ 
pcrfon to keep a common inn or alehoufe, or to retail any bran- ben anted 
dy or ftrong waters, but at a general meeting of the Juftices of bu?at a gtne- 
the peace, acting in the divinon where the faid perfon dwells, ''^^'P^J^"^®^ 
to be holden for that purpofe, on the firft day of September year- "^^ J^^^^*^'*: 
ly, or within twenty days after, or at any other general meeting 
of the faid juftices, to be Kolden for the divifion wherein the 
faid perfon refides; and all licences which ftiall, after the faid 
twenty fourth day of Junej one thoufand feven hundred and 
twenty nine, be granted to the contrary hereof, fliall be null 
and void. 

Xn. Provided always. That nothing herein contained fliall Licences -*- 
extend, or be conftrued to exteM, to oblige perfons already reav'.yg.mci 
licenfed, to take out new licences on the firft day of September ^^^^^^^^^^^'^ 
one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine, or within twenty * "^^^^ *"^^* 
days after, but that the licences already granted fliall fubfift and 
be valid, until the firft of September one thoufand feven hundred 
and thirty 3 any thing in this aA contained to the contrary not- 
withftanding; nor fliall any thing herein contained extend to 
alter the method or power of granting licences for keeping of 
common inns, alehoufes or brandy-fliops, in any city or town 
corporate. 

CAP. XXIX. 
^n aff to itfipower bis majefty to vijit the collegiate church 
cf Manchefter, during fuch time as the wardenfiip of 
the faid church is or JI)aU be held in Commendam with 
the bijhoprick of Chefl:er. 

"tXirHEREAS the collegiate church of Manchefter, by virtue of 
^^ a charter granted by king Charles the Firft ^ in the eleventh 
year of bis reign^ was founded and made a body corporate.^ and the 
bijbep efChe&cr for the time being was thereby appointed to be vifitor 
rf the faid collegiate church: And whereas his late majejly king 
George the Firft^ of bleffed memory ^ was gracioujly pleated to allow 
the prefent bij6op tf/Chcfter to hold the wardcnjhip of Manchefter 
in Commendam with that bijhoprick: And whereas the prefgnt hi^ 
Aep ^Chefter, being wurdcn of the fa: J ccUegiate churchy cannot 
Vol. XVL '^ G therefore 



tz ^ AnnofecundoGEORGli n. c.joJ [^?^^» 

iherefori exercife the power of a vifttor^ andfome doubt having lately 

arifen^ whether the King can vijtt the f aid churchy during tbefuf- 

When the pen/ton of the prefmt bijhop of ChtRcfs power : be it therefore 

JJ^rdennwp of cnadled by the king's mod excellent majefty, by and with the 

(hlarbc held in advice and confent of the lords fpiritual and temporal and com- 

Commendam mons, in this prefent parliament afTembled, and by the autho* 

with the bi. rity of the fame^ That during fuch time as the wardenfhip of 

J^P^c^ *jf Manchepr is or (hall be held in Commendam with the biihoprick 

King may ^^ Chejjer^ the power of vifiting of the faid collegiate church of 

▼ifitf Maiuhefter is and (hall be vefted in the crown; and that his 

Majefty, his heirs and fucceflfors, kings of Great Britain^ have 

and (haU hereby have full power and authority to vifit the faid 

collegiate church, according to the tenor of the charter of foun-* 

dation of the faid church. 

11. Provided alwaj^s, and it is hereby cnaded and declared by 

the authority aforefaid. That nothing in this prefent adt con^ 

tained, (hall extend, or in any wife Ik conftruei to extend, to 

deftroy any of the rights or powers of the metropolitical fee of 

Nottodcftroy jr^^^^ or of the archbi(hop of the (ame for the time being, in 

thl ftlof ^^ ^^^ ^^® f^^ collegiate church of Manchejter^ and every 

York, member and officer, within the fame, but that the faid rights 

and powers of the (aid metropolitical fee of Torkj and of the 

archbi(hop for the time being, (hall be and remain, in all times 

coming, in as full force and virtue, as if this prefent a<£l had 

never been made, and that this a A (hall be deemed suid taken 

to be a publick a£t to all intents and purpofes whatfoever. 

Difputes cort- m^ Provided always, and be it cnaiSed by the authority 

ti^sdywmi- aforefaid. That if any difpute or queftion (hall arife concerning 

nable by com- the election or admimon of any of the prefent members or ou 

mon law. ficers of the faid college, by reafon of his or their not being 

ele(5led or Emitted wiuiin the time limited by the charter^ the 

lame (hall be determinable by the courfe of the common law, 

and ikoi otherwifcj in fuch manner as if no viiitatorial power 

were ia being. 

CAP. XXX. 
An a6l for making the hamlet of Wapping Stepney, in the parifh of (aint 
J^unftan Stebenbeatb alias Stepney in the county of MiddlcfeXf a didinCt 
parifii, and for providbig a madnteuance for the minifter of the ntw 
church there. 

S»oool* allotted for the rectors of the new chin-ch in Wapping Stepney out 
of the money intended by a6l i Geo. i. itat. s. c. av church- wardens 
may make vaults, and fet up monuments, lool. per ann. without deduc* 
tion» to be paid to the redor. Veftrymen to choble leduren, &c. I'he 
diftri^ hereby appointed, to be a diftm^ narilb, and divided from Step- 
ney parifli, and difcharffed from fmall titnes, &c. Ail great tithes to be 
paid to Braien Nofe college in Oxford. The church -wardens to pay ro 
the nvo portionifti 50I. per ann. each, fo long as they (ball continue por« 
tionifb. No furplice fees for burials, unleis the corps be carried into the 
church, &c. The parifli clerk to be a member ot the corporation of 
parifh clerks. Reaorv not to be held iu commendam. Fari(h clerk ro 
pay to the prefent clerfc of Stepney 1 3I. per annum. AGt not to alter the 
methods for repairing the highways lying in the pariih of Stepney. 

CAP. 



1729] Anno fccundo Georgii II. 0.31. 85 

CAP. XXXI. 

An a£l for indemnifying perfons who have omitted to qualify 
themfelves for offices or imployments within the time It- 
mted hy laWy and for allowing further time for that pur- 
pofe\ andfot repealing fo much of an aSt of parliament 
pa/fid in the firft year of his late majefly king George the 
Firfl^ as requires perfons to qualify themfelves for offices, or 
imployments within three months^ and for limiting other 
times for fucb qualifications'^ as alfo foir the repeal of fo 
much of an a£i faffed 30 Car. 2. as relates to the fworn 
fervants of the king*s 6r queen* s Majefly. 

FO R quieting the minds rfhis Majefly* sjidfje£f$i and preventing 
the inconvenitncies thdt might otherwife happen to diverfe per-- 
fonsywho en account of their (ffices^ places^ imployments or projefflons^ 
vr any other caufi^ ought /# have taken and fubfcrihed the oaths ap* 
painted to he taken byfuch perfons^ in and by an a£t tnade in the fir ft 
jear of the reign of his late majefly king George the Firfty ofglo- 1 Geo. t. (Uti 
rious memory^ intituled^ An adl tor the further fccurity of his Ma- *• ^* '3« 
jefty's perfon and govcrninent» and the fuccefTion of the crown 
in the heirs of tiie late princefs Sophia^ being proteftants, and 
for extinguifhing the hopes of the pretended prince of WaUs^ 
and his open and fecret abettors, or to have qualified themfelves 
mcording to an aSl made in the twenty fifth year of the reign of king 
Charles the Second^ intituledi An ^&. for preventing dangers *5 Car. i.ci 14 
which may happen frotn popi(h recu rants, fy reteiving the fa- 
trament of the Lord's Supper ^ according to the ufag^ of the church of 
Enslandj and making and fubferibing the declardttan againft tran- 
fitbflantiation therein mentioned^ Which faid per/ins have^ through 
ibififortnefs of the time allowed for that purpofe^ or feme accident^ 
mitted to tale and fuhfmbe the faid oaths, or otherwife to qualify 
sbemfehes as aforefaid^ within fucb time^ and inftuh manner as in 
and fy the faid a^s reJpefUvetf^ or by any other a6i of parliament in 
that hAaumade and provided^ is required^ whereby they may be in 
danger 0/ incurring divers penalties and difabilities : be it enacted 
by the king's tnoft excellent Msudly, by t&d with the advice 
and content of the lords (t)iritual and temporal and coitimons^ 
in this prefent parliament ailembled^ and by the authority of 
the fame. That all and every perfon and perfons who fliall, ein ji^r(onsbcfc«« 
or before the twenty eighth day of November in the year of our ^s Nov. 1719. 
Lord one thoufand fevea hundred and twenty nine, take and qualifying 
Aiblcribe the oaths appointed by an aA made in the firft year theiniclvc»ac. 
of his late majefty king George the Firft, intituled, jfn ail for the ^fl^Jf^ 1*** 
further fecurity of his Majejlfs perfon and government^ and tbefuc- Jat-Vc. ij.* 
uffm if the crown in the heirs off the prince fs Sophia, being pto^ 
iiSanis^ and br extinguifl)ing the kapes of the pretended prince of 
tvalety andms open and fecret abettors^ in fuch cafes wherein 
.by law the £iid oaths ought to bave been taken and fubfcribed^ 
in fuch manner and form, and at fuch place and places, as are 

G a in 



$4 Anno fecundo Georgii II. c. 31- [^729. 

in and by the faid ad direded, and alfo receive the facrament 
of the Lord's fupper according to the ufage of the church of 
England^ and make and fubfcribe the faid declaration againft 
tranfubilantlation, in fuch cafes wherein the faid facrament 
ought to have been received, and the faid declaration ought to 
have been made and fubfcribed, (hall be and hereby are indem- 
indcmuificd nified, freed and difchargcd of, from and againft all penalties, 
from all for- forfeitures, incapacities and difabilities, incurred for or by rea- 
mer onu <>"»• fon of any former negleft or omiffion of taking or fubfcribing 
the faid oaths, or receiving the faid facrament, or making and 
fubfcribing the faid declaration refpcdively, according to the 
above mentioned ads, or either of them, or any other ad or 
ads concerning perfons in offices or places of truft, and is, arc 
and (hall be fully and adually recapacitated and reftored to the 
fame Rate and condition, as fuch perfon and perfons viert in 
before fuch negled or omifTion, and ihall be hereby deemed and 
adjudged to have duly qualified him, her or themfelves accord^ 
jng to the above mentioned ads, and every of them, and that 
all ads done or to be done, by any fuch perfon or perfons, or 
by authority derived from him or them, arc and (hall be of the 
fame force and validity, as the fame, or any of them, would 
have been, if fuch perfon or perfons had taken and fubfcribed 
the faid oslths, and received the facrament of the Lord's fup- 
per, and made and fubfcribed the faid declaration, according to 
the diredion of the (aid ads, and every of them; and that £ch 
perfons qualifying themfelves in the manner, and within the 
time appointed by this ad, (hall be to all intents and purpofes 
as efFedual, as if fuch perfon or perfons had taken and fuUcrib- 
ed the faid oaths, and received the faid facrament, and made 
and fubfcribed the faid declaration, within the tim« and in the 
manner appointed by the feveral ads before mentioned ; any 
law or ftatute whatfocver to the contrary in any wife notwith- 
ftanding. 
Officcsalrcady H. Provided always. That this ad, or any thing herein con- 
to be'^rcftwcd ^*'>"^^h ^^ "^' extend or be conflrued to extend, to reftorc 
' or intitle any perfon or perfons to any office or imployment, 
benefice, matter or thing whatfoever, already adually avoided 
by judgment of any of bis Majedy's courts of record, or al- 
ready filled up, and enjoyed by another perfon ; but fuch office, 
imployment, benefice, matter or thing fo avoided, or filled up 
and enjoyed as aforefaid, (hall be and remain in and to the 
perfon or perfons, who is or are now intitled to the fame, as if 
this ad had never been made. 

III. Andwhreas the obligaticn to take and fubfcribe the oaths op^ 
pointed to he taken and fubfcribed by perfons on account of their of^ 
... fices^ placesy imployments or profejfions^ or any other caufe in and by 

the faid a5l made in thefirjl year of the reign of his late majejly ling 
George the Firfi^ is found inconvenient^ by reafon the time for iai- 
ing' and fubfcribing the faid oaths is limited to three months q/ier any 
perfon' s admittance to^ or entry upon^ any preferment ^ benefice j office^ 
place^ imployment or profefjion^ in thtfaid a^ mentioned; be i( thece- 

fore 



1729'] Anno feciindo GeoRGII IL C 3 1. 85 

fore cnaflcd by the authority aforefaid, That fo much of the Part of the ad 
faid acl, as requires any perfon or pcrfons to take and fubfcribc * ^^^' * ^^^^• 
the faid oaths therein mentioned, within three months after he quiring the" 
or they (hall be admitted into, or enter upon fuch preferment, oaths, &c. to 
benefice, ofBce or place, or come into fuch capacity, or take l>e taken in 
upon him or them fuch praftice, imployment or bufinefs, as ^'^re^»nonths, 
therein is mentioned, (hall be and is by this aft abfolutely re- ^*^^ ^ ' 
pealed. 

IV. And be it further cnacfled by the authority aforefaid,That The time li- 
all and every perfon and perfons that (hall be admitted, entred, mitcdfor fuch 
placed or taken into any office or offices, civil of military, or ^"^"*^^***o»**' 
fhall receive any pay, falary, fee or wages, by reafon of any 
ptent or grant from his Majefty, his heirs or fuccefTors, or Ihall 
have command or place of truft, from or under his Majefty, his 
heirs or fucceflbrs, or by his authority, or by authority derived 
from him or them, within that part of Great Britain called Eng- 
landj or in his Majefty's navy, or in the feveral iflands of yerjiy 
and Guernfiyy or that (hall be admitted into any fervice, office 
or imployment, in the houlhold or family of his Majefty, or her 
Majefty, or of his royal highnefs Frederick prince of fValeSy or 
any other of his Majefty's iffue, and all ccclefiaftlcal perfons, 
heads or governors, of wnat denomination foever, and all other 
members of colleges and halls within either of the univerfities 
t)f Oxford or Cambrid^e^ that are or (hall be of the foundation, 
or that do or (hall enjoy any exhibition, being of, or as foon as 
they (hall attain the age of eighteen years, and all perfons teach* 
in^ or reading to pupils, in either of the aforefaid univerfities or 
eliewhere, and all fchoolmafters and u(hers, and all preachers 
and teachers of feparate congregations, high or chief conftables, 
and every perfon who (hall a^ as ferjeant at law, counfellor at 
law, barri(ler, advocate, attorney, folicitor, pro<5lor, clerk or 
notary, by pradifing in any manner as fuch in any court or 
courts whatfoever, within that part of Great Britain called Eng- 
landy who (hall at any time after the twenty firft day of January 
one thoufand feven hundred and twenty eight be acfmittcd into, 
or enter upon, any of the above mentioned preferments, bene* 
fices^ offices or places, or (hall come into any fuch capacity, or 
(hall take upon him or them any fuch practice, imployment or 
bufinefs as aforefaid, (hall take and fubfcribe the oaths appointed 
by the ftatute made in the firft year of the reign of his late ma- 
jefty king George the Firft, at fuch places, and in fuch form, as 
by that ftatute is direfled, in his Majefty's court of chancery, 9Geo.i.c.»6. 
king's bench, common pleas or exchequer, at any time before 
the end of the next term, after he or thiey (hall be admitted into, 
or enter upon any fuch preferment, benefice, office or place, or 
come into fuch capacity, or take upon him or them fuch prac* 
tice, imployment or bufinefs as aforefaid, or (hall take and fub- 
fcribe the faid oaths as aforefaid at any time before the end of 
the next quarter- feffions of the county, city or place where fuch 
pctfen ftiall be or refide, after he or they (nail be admitted into, 
or cpter upon any fuch preferment, benefice, office or place, or 

G 3 come 



bo Anno fecundo GeorGU IL c. ji. Il7^9rt 

come into any fuch capicitv, or take upon him or them fud| 
practice, imployment or bubnefs as aforcfaid^ 
Ferfonsbe. V. Provided alfo. That nothing in this aft (hall extend to 

yond **^« ^* any perfon beyond the fcas, who by virtue of this aft ought to 
th€ra?cW« ^^^^ ^"^ fubfcribc the faid oaths, fo as fuch perfon do, within 
within four four months after his return to, and arrival in, that part of 
months after Grrot Britain called Englandy take and fqbfcribe the faid oaths, 
Iheir arrivs^. jn fuch manner and form, and at fuch place and places as arc 
appointed in and by the faid a£t, made in the firf^ year of the 
reign of his faid late majefty king George the Firft, and alfo re^ 
ceive the facrament of the Lord's Supper, Recording to the 
ufage of the phurch of Engkndj and make and fubfcribe the 
faid declaration again(l tranfubftantiation, in fuch cafes wherei 
in the faid facrament ought to have been received, and the faid 
declaration ought to have been made and fubfcribed. 
Pfrfons with- VI. Provided always, and it is hereby further eqafted by tha 
in the times authority aforefaid. That all and every perfon and perfons afore- 
cd'Sieaing ''*'*^' ^^^^ '^*" Mi^^et or refufe to take the faid oatl^s, or cithei 
to qualify pf them^ within the time and at the places aforefaid) according 
thfmielves, to the dire<5tioris of thi$ ad, (hall be liable unto and incur aU 
j^]?ui— ^^^ fuch difabilitif^s, incapacities, forfeitures and penalties, as in and 
^Gei V'lil*. '^y the faid aa of the firft year of the reign of his Jatc maiefty 
%, p. 13/ king George the Firft arc provided and intti^ecl for not taking 
and fubCpribiog the faid oaths ; and in cafe of executing of anv 
fuch office, place or imploymept, after fuch negled or refiifak 
every fuch perfon and perfofis being thereof lawfully convideq 
in fuch manner as by the faid z&, is direded, (hall be lia£4e vn- 
to and incur all fuch difabilities, incapacities, fbrfeitoret and 
penalties, as in and by the faid z& are in the like c?& provided 
i^nd inflifElod, to be profecuted, fued for and recovered in foch 
manner as therein is prefcribed. 
All the pow' VII. And it is hereby ftirther enabled by the authority afore? 
er« in i Geo, faid. That aU and every the powers, authorities, conditions^ 
forcc^ ^ diw<^>ons and provifions, in and by the faid aft of the 6rft yeaar 
pf the reign of his late majefty king George the Firft ena6^ or 
provide, touching or relating to the tsd^ing or fubicribiDg of 
the faid oa^ths, or the negleft or refufal thereof^ or in conle- 
quence of fuch taking or lubfcribing the faid oaths, or n^Ie^t 
or refufal thereof, (hall be adjudged, deemed and taken to be in 
full force, as if the fame were herein particularly inferted and re- 
l^ptiont. enafted \ favine as to the aheration hereby made in refpeft of the 
times limited for taking and fubfcribing the faid os|ths 1 and fay- 
ing alfo as to the indemnity hereby granted to fuch, who On or 
)>efore the twenty-eighth day of Nc^ernker nexf (hajl take and 
fubfcribe the faid oaths; any thing herein before contained tq 
the contrary thereof in any wife notwithftanding. 
t } & H Car.i. VIII. And whereas by a elaufe in an off of parliament faffed m 
c. 4. fhe thirteenth and fourteenth years of the reign of his late mafe/ly 

fting Charles the Seconds intituled^ An aft for uniformity of pray- 
ers and adminiftration of facraments, and other rites and ecre- 
pionieS) and for e(|iabli(hing the form of making, ordaining an4 



'7^9'] Anno iecundo GeoRGII II. c. 31. Sj 

confecratlng bifliops, priefts and deacons in the church of Efig- 
lanJy it is amongfl other things tna^cd^ That all majUrs^ fellows^ 
chaplains and tutors^ of or in any college^ hally houfe of learning or 
hofpitaU and every pubtuk profejjjhr and reader in any of the univer- 
Jitiesyjhould take andfubfcribe the declaration therein mentioned and 
direiled to be fubfcribed^ before the vicuhancellor for the time beings 
cr his deputy^ upon pain of forfeiting their refpc£five mqfterjbips^ 
head/hips^ feUcwJbips J profejfors places and readers places in the [aid 
tiniverfities; notwitbjlanding which feveral perfons have through in^ 
advertency omitted to fubfcribe thejaid declaration^ and have thereby • 
incurred the penalties infixed by thejaid a£l : now for the relief of 
fuch mailers, fellows, profeflbrs and readers in any of the tiiA 
univeriities, as have neglected to fubfcribe the faid declaration, 
be it enaAed by the authority aforeEud, That all and every the Times limited 
matters, fellows, chaplains and tutors, of or in any college, hall, for mafters, 
houfe of learning, or hofpittl, and every publi<* profeflbr and [^^^^^^^^^^^ 
reader in any of the univerfities, who have negledled or omitted [{11^^^ to qiia- 
to fubfcribe the faid declaration, and fhall l^fore the cwenty lify them- 
fifth day of December one thoufand feven hundred and twenty ^^^vcs. 
nine take and fubfcribe the (aid declaration before fuch perfon, 
and in fuch manner as required by the faid aA pafled in the 
thirteenth and fourteenth years of his faid late majefty king 
Charles the Second^ or any other aA or aiSls of parliament re- 
quiring the taking and fubfcribing the fame, (hall be and are 
hereby indemnifira from all forfeitures, difabilities and incapa- 
cities infilled by the faid aA, and (hall be reftored to their re- 
fpedive head(hips, feUow(hip8, profeflbrs places and readers pla- 
ces: provided. That this a<5l (hall not extend to reftore any luch 
perfon or perfons to any head(hip, fellow(hip, profeflbr's place 
or reader^s place, who through fuch negle<5l or omiflion as 
aforefaid bath or have forfeited the (kme, and which are already 
filled up or enjoyed by any other perfon or perfons. 

IX. IVhereas all perfons having command or place oftruflfrom or 
under his Majefty^ or who are of the houjbold or in thefcrvice of his 
Mcgefly^ are bound by an a£t pajjed in the twenty fifth year of the 
Tiign of the late king Charles we Second^ intituled^ An ad for pre- 15 Car. i.e. tp 
venting dangers which may happen from popi(h recufants, to 
make andfumribe a declaration againft tranfubflantiation in the fa- 
erament of the Loris Supper ; and the fworn Teryants of the King^s 
er ^uietfs majejly are bounds by an aft made in the thirtieth year 
of the reign of the faid king Charles the Semdy intituled^ An aft Car.a, ftat. 
tor the more efiectual prcferving the King's perfon and govern- %. 
ment, by difablins papilts from fitting in either houfe of parlia- 
mcnt) to repeat anajubjcribe a like declaration againji tranfubflanti- 
0i$Ky together with fome additions^ and the declaration only againft 
franfuMantiatiott being, as to thefe terfons^ fufficient 5 be it further ^ . - 
enaaed by the authority aforelaid, Jh^ii fo, muqh gf .the faid t^cTft joCar, 
)aA mentioned a£t as relates to the fwom fcrvants of the King's ,. ^^t. «. as 
or Queen's majefty (hall be repealed ; and if any fuch perfon rehtes to the 
jMfl^ o^ended contrary to fuch part of the faid a6l intended to J^*"f^\^*'°7 



Anno fccundo GeorGii II. C.jiijj. [1729. 
be hereby repealed, he (hall be freed from all penalties and in- 
capacities incurred thereby. 

CAR 3^XXIL 

^n a£l to impower bis Majejiy^ bis heirs and fucceffors^ dur^ 
ing the life ^/Thomas Bambridge, efquire^ to grant the 
ojjice of warden of the prifcn of the Fleet tofuch perfon or 
perjons as his Majefty floall think Jit \ and to incapacitate 
the faid Thoxnzs Bambridge to enjoy, the f aid ojjice^ cr 
any other whatjoever. Exp. 

WHEREAS Thomas Bambridge, efquire^ is by letters pa- 
tent under the great feal ^ Great Britain, bearing dateth 
thirtieth day of September in the fecond year of the reign 0/ his pre- 
fent Majeftyj appointed warden or keeper of the Fleet, and of the 
iuflody of the prifon and gaol of the Fleet, and of the prifoners com- 
mitted or to be committed to thefaidprijon and gaol of the Fleet, and 
keeper of his majejlys old and new palaces c/ Wcftminfter, during 
the term of his natural life^ unlefs he fur render 5 or forfeits^ and the 
reverfton thereof to Dowgall Cuthbert, efquire^ for the term of Ins 
Majejlys life^ upon the fame conditions \ and whereas his Majefty has 
been pleajcd to order his attorney general to projicute at law thejaid 
Thomas Bambridge /ir wilfully permitting feveral debtors, as well 
io his Majejly as to divers of his fubjeSis, to efcape, and for being 
guilty of the mofl notorious breaches of his tru/l and the highejl crimes 
and mijdemeanors in the execution 0/ his faia officci andbavtng arbi- 
trarily and unlaw fully loaded with irons j put into dungeons andde^ 
Jlroyed prijoners for debt put under his charge j in violation and con^ 
tempt oj the laws of this kingdom ; as alfo to profecute James Barnes, 
William Pindar, John Everett and Thomas King,yir being 
agents and accomplices with the faid Thomas Bambridge in the 
commijfion of his faid crimes: and whereas there is great danger of 
ef capes and of the continuance of the cruelties and barbarities before- 
mentioned^ in cafe the faid Thomas Bambridge, or any of his agents^ 
Jhould continue to execute the faid offices^ which may tend as well to 
the prejudice of bis Majefty^ as his fubje£ts\ for the preventing of 
which it is necej/ary to difable the faid 'lY 



, ^ ^ Thomas Bambridge to hm 

or execute thejaid office of warden of thf prifon of the Fleet, or to 
have or excrcife any authority relating thereto: be it therefore 
cnaAed, tfr. 

After tijune 1719, T. B. difabled to hold the wardenlhip of the Fleets 
his Majeity to appoint another warden. T. B. to deliver to the Judges 
ot the common pleat a lift of 'his prifoners on oath, and alfo ail (ecnnties | 
which are veftea in the new warden, to whom he is to transfer allpriibb- 
ers in his cuftody. T. B. not delivering fuch lilt, &c. guilty ofTi^on^. 
New warden not to fell or farm out any office. James Barnes, Sec djf- 
abled from anv office in the Fleet. T. B. made incapable of exercif^ig 
any office. Tnis aft wit to prevent any profecutioh againft T. SL &c. 

CAP. XXXIII. 

An aA for obviating any donbts or difficulties that may arife from an afi 
pnifed in the firft year of his prefcnt Majefty, intituled, An aB to ex^ 
plain andeanendem a&paffed in the tbirtHntljear efbis late Mfijefifs rtmi^ 

intitn&d. 



1729.1 * Anno fccundo Georgii II. c. 34. 89 

intituled^ An aft for the falc of fuch of the forfeited cftatcs in that part 
of Great Britain called Scotland, as remain unfold, and are veiled in 
the crown, and for determining fuch claims on the faid eftatesj as hav- 
ing been duly entred remain undetermined. EXP. 

Judgments and determinations by the delegates in Scotland may be amend* 
ed and reverfed, as by a6l 6 Geo. i. c. 24. Delegates co determine all 
caufes undetermined. 

CAP. XXXIV. 

An a£l for ejlahlijhing an agreement with /even of the lords 
proprietors of Carolina, for tbefurrender of their title and 
intereji in that province to his Majejlyy 

WHEREAS */V late majefly hng Charles the Second^ by his 
Utters patent under the great feal of Enghnd, bearing date 
at Weftminfter in the fifteenth year of his reign^ did grant and 
ionfirm unto Edward then earl of Clarendon, George then duke of 
Albermarle, William then /tfr<? Craven, John then lord Berkley, 
Anthony then lord Afhley, Sir George Carteret, inight and ha^ 
ronety Sir William Berkley, and Sir John Colleton, itnight and 
baronet y allfnce deceafed^ their heirs and afjigns^ all that territory or 
tra£i of ground fituate^ lying and being within hh faid late Majefl/s 
dcmintons in America, extending from the north end of the ifland 
called Lucker Ifland, iioUch lieth in the Southern Virginia Seas, 
and within fix and thirty degrees of the northern latitude ^ and to 
the wefj as far as the South Seas, and fo foutherly as far as the ri- 
ver Saint Matthias, which bordereth upon the coafi ^Florida, and 
within one and thirty degrees of northern latitude^ andfo weft bt a 
dire^ line as far as the South Seas aforefaid^ together with all and 
Jingular ports, harbours, bays, rivers, ifles and tflets belonging unto 
the country aforefaid, and aljo all the foil, lands, fields, woods, moun^ 
tains, farms, lakes, rivers, bays and ifiets,fituate, lying or being with- 
in the bounds or limits aforefaid, wtth thefijhing of all forts offijh, 
whales andjhtrpons, and all other royal fifljcs in thefeas, bays, ifiets 
and rivers within the premijfes, and tbeti/b therein taken ; and more- 
' over all veins, mines, quarries, as well difcovered as not difcoveredj 
of gold, fiher, gems and precious ftones, and all other wDatJoever^ 
whether of ftones, metals or any other thing whatforocr found or to 
be found within the country, ifles and limits aforefaid, and alfo the 
patronage andadvowfons of all churches and chapels, which, as chrif^ 
tian religion Jhould increafe within the coitntiy, ifles, ifiets and limits 
aforefaid, fi)ould happen then after to be erected, together with licenfe 
and power to build and found churches, chapels and oratories in con^ 
venient and fit places within the faid bounds and limits^ and to caufe 
ihem to be dedicated and confecrated according to the ecclefiafiical latbs 
of the kingdom ^England, together with all and fmgular the like 
aini as ample rights, jutifdifficns, privileges, prerogatives, r^altiesj 
liberties, immunities ana franchifes of what kind foever within the 
eonniry, ifles, iflcts and limits aforefaid, fo have, ule\ exercffe and eh- 
jey, and tn as ample manner as any biflfcp <7/*Durham in the kingdom 
of England «rr thentofore had^ held, ufed or enjoyed, or of rrgh 
ought or could have^ ufe or enjoy \ and his faid late Majefly did there ^ 

by 



90 Anno fecundo GeoRGII 11. C. ^.* 0729* 

hy for htmfelfy his heirs and fiuaJforSj mah^ trMe and tonftituii the 
Jaid Edward earl of Clarendon, George duke §f Albermarle, 
William lord Craven, John lord Berkley, Anthony lord Aftilcy, 
Sir George Carteret, ^/> William Berkley, and Sir John Colle- 
ton, their heirs and affigns^ the true and abfilute hrds andproprie' 



tors of the country aforefaid^ and of all other the premiffes ^favingas 

"" ' ijoy the faid (ountrjy 



therein is mentioned) to have^ hotdy poffefs and enjoy ^ ^, 

tjlcs^ ijlets and all and fmgular other the premifteSy to them the fM 
£dward earl ^Clarendon, George duke ^ AlbcrmarlcY William 
brd Craven, John lord Berkley, Anthony lord Aflilcy, Srr 
George Carteret, Sir William Berkley, and Sir John Colkton, 
their heirs and aligns for ever^ to be holden af his laid late Majeftj^ 
bis heirs and fuccejforSy as ef bis mamr of Eaft Greenwich tn Ae 
eountj of Ktnty in free ana common foeage^ and not in capite, orty 
Second patent Migots ferviee: and whereas his faid late majefty king Charles the 
Second^ by other letters patent under the great JealefEng^znd^ bear'' 
ing date the thirtieth day of June in thefeventeenth year eflns reipif 
reciting the letters patent herein firfl recited^ didgratU unte tbifnd 
Edward r/7r/^ Clarendon, George duke ^Albormarle, William 
hrd Craven, then earl of Craven, John lord Berkley, Anthony 
lord Aftilev, Sir George Caneret, Sir John CoUeton, and Str 
William Berkley, their heirs andahignSj all that province j tirritory 
$r tra^ of ground fttuate^ lying ana being within bis fad late Ma- 
Jefifs dominions of America, extending north and ea^ftward as far 
as the north end ^Carahtuke river or gullet^ upon ajlraigbt wef- 
ierly line to Wyonake creekj which Ues within or about the d^ees 
ef thirty fipc and thirty minutes northern latitude^ andfo wojl in a 
aireSl line as far as the South Seas, andfouth and weRwardasfar 
ess the degrees of twenty nine inck/ivey northern latitude^ andfo wj^ 
in a direH line as far as the South Seas, together mth cdlandjm^ 
gular portSy harbomSy baysy rivers and ijlets belonging unto tbepro^ 
vince or territory aforefaidi and alfo all the foily kmdsyfieUsy woodsy 
forms y lakefy river Sy bays and iflets fituate or being within the bounds 
or limits lafl before-mentioneiy wttb the fijbing of all forts tffi/by 
whalesyjlurgeons and all other royal fiAes in tbejeay baySy ijlets and 
rivers within the premijfesy and thepjb therein takeny together with 
the royalty of tbejea upon the coajls within the limits aforejaidy and 
all veinsy mines and quarrieSy as well dif covered as not Sfcovered^ of 
goldyJUvery gems and predous ftoneSy and all other wbatjoevery kt it 
ef fioneSy tnotals or any other things found or to be found within tbo 
provineoy territory y iflins and limits ajorefaidy and furthermore the par 
troftages and advowjons of all churches andchapelsy which y as ebrifii^ 
religion Jbould increafe within the provincoy territory y ijks and amits 
aforefaidy fiould happen then after to be ereHedy together with Uemfo 
andpoioer to build and found churcbeSy chapels and oratories in eonve^ 
nient and Jit places urithin the faid bounds andlimitSyandto caufethem 
io be dedicated and canfetraied atcording to the eccUfuflieallaws of the 
kingdom of England, together with all andfwgular the like and as 
cimple^ rightSy jurifdilHonSy privilegesy prerogativesy royalties, liber* 
tiesy immunities and franchifes of what kindjoever witmnjbe territor 
f^Sy ijlcsy ijlets and limits aforefaidy to bave^ bold^ ufe^ exorcifo and 

» ^/7 



1729*] Anno fecundo Georoii II. c. 34* 9^ 

fnjoy the/mttfi as amply and fully and in as ample manner as any bijbop 
ij/* Durham in the kingdom ^England thentofore hadj held, u/ed or 
injoyedy or of right ought or could have, ufe or enjoy ; and his faid 
laU Majejly dij thereby for himfelf his heirs and fueceffirSf make^ 
create^ conjlitute and appoint them, the fiiidEdyfzrd earl of Chren- 
don, George duke ^ Albcrmarlc, William earl ^Craven, John 
lord Berkley, Anthony lord Alhley, Sir George Carteret, Sir 
John Colleton, and S/r William Berkley, their heirs and aj/igns, 
the true andabfolute lords and proprietors oj the faid province or ter- 
ritoryy and of all other the premijes (faving as therein is mentioned) 
to have, holdy poffefs and enjoy the faid province, territory, iflets and 
all andfingidar other the premiffes, to them the faid Edward earl of 
Clarendon, George it/i^ ^ Albermarle, William earl ^/^Craven, 
John /W Berkley, Anthony /jr^ Afliley, Sir George Carteret, 
Sir John Colleton, and Sir William Berkley, their heirs and af 
figns for ever, to be holden of bis faid Majefty, his heirs and fuccef 
forsy as of his manor of^"^ Greenwich aforefaidy in free and com-- 
mon focage, and not in Capite, or by knights fervice, as in and by 
the Jaid feveral recited letters patents, relation being thereunto hady 
mc^ appear : and whereas the part, Jbarey intsrefl and ej^ate of the 
faid Edward late earl «/ Clarendon, of and in the provinces, terri^ 
torieSy ifletSy hereditaments and premijes in and by the faid feveral 
recited tetters patents granted and comprifedy is now come unto and 
vefled in the honourable James Bertie, of the parijh of Saint John The prrtfent 
the Evan^eliit in the liberty ^ Weftminlter in the county ^Middle- proprieton. 
ttXy ifquire, in his own right ; and the part, Jbare, mtereft and 
eflati eftbe faidGtar%t late duki of fAhcmzrit, of and in the fame 
fremiffiSy is come unto and veiled in the mofi noble Henry now duke 
«/* Beaufort, and in the faid yzmts Bertie, and the honourable Do- 
dington Greville ^BuJford in the county of Wilts, efyuire, the two 
fitrvivinff devifees named in the will of the mofi noble Henry late duke 
A^ Beaufort aeceafed, in trujifor the prefent duke ^Beajafort, and 
for the right honourable Charles Noell Somcrfet, his brother, an in- 
font 'y and the part, fharoy interefl and efiate of the faid William 
'kteearlofQxvtttiy of and in the fame premijes, is come unto and 
vefled in the right honourable William now lord Craven ; and the 
forty Jbare, interefl and efiate of the faid John late lord Berkley, of 
attd in the fame premiffes, is now come unto and vefled in Jofcph 
' Blake rf the province ^ South Carolina'/>r America, effmre\ and 
fh party /bare, interefl and efiate of the faid Anthony late lord 
Alnley, if and in the fame premiJTeSy is nozv come unto and vefled in 
Aixrhibafd Hutcheibn of the Middle Temple, London, efqme (in 
pm/lfor John Cotton of the Middle Temple, Liondon, efquire) 
gmdike part, Jbare, interefl and eflate of the faid late Sir John Cotp 
|bmi, ofitnd in the faid premijesy is now come unto and vifted in 
' Ji^-John Colleton ^Exmouth in the county ofHescx^ baronet ; 
^kuf tke party fhare, interefl and efiate of the faid late Sir William 
BarUeiT) tfand in the fame premifftSy is new come unto and vefled 
itt^ibo honourable Henry Bertie ^ Dorton in the county ^9ucks, 
' jrt*^^* ^ '^ Mary Danfon of the parijb of Saint Andrews Hoi* 
-*' (pm M thf county ^Middlefex, zw^z^j ^ in Elifabcth Moore of 
•' * London j 



gz Anno fccundo Georgii 11. c. 34. [1719. 

London , widow yfome or one of them ; and the [aid Henry now dule 
<?/' Beaufort, and the faid }zmt% Bertie j;?i Dodington Grcvillc, 
Gi trujhei in manner afore/aid^ fome or one of them^ is or are feifed 
in fee of and in one fuu undivided eighth part (the whole into eight equal 
parts to be divided) of the prem^Jfes in and by the faid recited Utters 
patents granted and comprized \ and the fame James Bertie, in his 
own right y is now feifed injee^ or of fome other ejiate of inheritance^ 
of and in one other full undivided eignth part ; and each of them th§ 
faid William lord Craven, Jofeph Blake^ Archibald Hutchcfon, 
as trufleesfor the faid John Cotton, S/r John Colleton, and the fend 
Henry Bertie, Mary Danfon, and Elifabeth Moore, fome or one 
of the my is or are refpe^iveh feifed in fee y or of fome other ejlate of 
tnheritancey of and in one other full undivided eighth part of and m 
the faid provinces y territoriesy iflandsy hereditaments and premiffes \ 
the remaining eighth part or /hare of and in the faid provinces y ttrri^ 
tories and premiffeSy which formerly belonged to the faid Sir Georgp 
Carteret, being now vefled in the right honourable John lord Carte- 
ret, baron j/'Hawnes, his Majeflfs lieutenant general and general 
governor of the kingdom of Ireland : and whereas by a judgment or 
order of the houfe of lords y made the twenty feventh day <?/ March hft 
pafty upon the appeal of the faid Mary Danfon, widow of John 
Danfon, efquirey deceojedy from a decree of the high court of chance- 
ry made the feventh day of November one thoufandfeven hundred 
and twenty oncy and from a fubfequent order of the fifteenth day of 
January one thoufandfeven hundred and twenty threey it was ordered 
and adjudgedy Tnat the faid decree and fubfequent ordery complained 
of in the faid appealy fhould be reverfea\ and it being offered on the 
part of the appellant to pay the refpondenfy the faid Henry Bertie, 
the money that he paid for the pur chafe of the proprietorfhip in que- 
flion in the faid caufiy together with interefl for the fame^ it was 
thereby further ordered y That the court of chancery fhould diredf and 
caufc an inquiry to be made^ what was the principal fum offach pur^ 
chafe money y and from the time of payment thereof to compute intcrefi 
for the fame ; and on the appellants payment of what fhould be found 
due for fuch principal money and interefl to the faid Henry Bertie, it 
was further ordered and adjudgedy That he fhould convey the faid pro- 
prietorfhip to her and her beirsy and alfo that the refpondenty Elifa- 
beth Moore, fhouldMkewife by proper eonveyanceSy at the charges of 
the appellant y convey all her right to the faid proprietorfhip to the ap- 
pellant and her heirs : and whereas Jince the making the faid feveral 
Grants made recited letters patents the lords proprietors of the provinces and territo- 
ry the propri- r\es af ore faid y for the time being y have made diver fe grafts and con- 
ctors; veyances under their common feal of f^eral offices y and alfo of druerfe 

parcels of land fituate within the faid provinces and territories y t9 
feveral perfonsy under certain quit rents or other rents thereby refhec- 
tively refervedy andfuhje^ to feveral conditionSy limitations or agree- 
ments for avoiding or determining the efiates of the grantees therein 
mentionedy fome of which may have become forfeited \ and have alfo 
made diverfe grants of feveral baronies ana large trc5ls of land lying 
ivithin the faid provinces or territorieSy unto and for the ufe and be- 
nefit of feveral of the faid lords proprietorsy or thfe under whom they 

claimy 



1729-] Anno fecundp Georgii IL c.34. 55 

tlairuy tc be held and enjoyed by them and thtir heirs in ftveraliy \ 
eight of which baronies fo granted as af ore/aid do now remain vejied 
in thefaid Henry now duke ^Beaufort, cr in the faid James Her- 
tic j//iDodington Grcville,. as trujUesfor the purpojes afore faid^ or 
infome or one ofthem^ eight other of the faid baronies tn thefaid Wil- 
liam lord Craven, ftx other baronies in the prefent Sir John Colle- 
ton, fix other baronies in thefaid Archibald Hutchefon (as truftei 
for thefaid ]ohn Cotton) and fix other baronies in the faid ]ow^}\ 
Blake, each of the faid baronies containing^ or being mentioned or in^ 
tended to contain^ twelve thoufand acres of land y or thereabout s^ eX'^ 
apt one of the faid baronies^ now vefled in the faid William lord 
Craven, which contains^ or is mentioned to contain^ eleven thoufand 
ceres oflandj or thereabouts : and whereas the laid Henry now duke 
^Beaufort, William &rrf Craven,. James Bertie, Henry Bertie, 
Sir John Colleton, tf/i^/ Archibald Hutchefon (who is a ^'^^^ Pronofal of 
for thefaid John Cotton as aforefaid) being fix of the prefent lords furrcnder to 
proprietors of the provinces and territories aforejaid^ have by their the King. 
tumble petition to his Majejly in council offered and propofed to fur^ 
render to his Majefly their faidrefpe£tive Jhares and interejisy not on- 
fy of and in the Jaia government, royalties and franchifes in and by the 
faid recited letters patents granted, but. aljo all the right and proper^' 
ty they have in and to the foil in the aforefaid provinces or territories 
under the Jaid feveral recited letters patents, or either of them ; and 
alfo did further propofe to make an intire furrender to bis Majefiy of 
tieir right to all the lands, which they hold wider the faid grants 
made by the faid lords proprietors as aforefaid (except only one barony Exception. 
belonging to the prefent Sir John Colletoa, which hath been fettled 
and improved by his fon) and alfo all their right and inter efl in all 
lands granted and conveyed to other perfons as aforefaid^ which, by not 
being improved within the time limited in the faid grants or convey • 
winces, or for any other reafon, would rrjert to them, praying. That 
in confederation offuch furrender his Majefly would be pleafed to di" 
re^ and caufe to be paid to each of them thefaid Henry duke ij/['Beau- Conditions •£ 
fort, William /^ri Craven, James Bertie, Henry Bertie, &r John furrender. 
Colleton, and Archibald Hutchefon, thefum of two thoufand five 
hundred pounds apiece, without any deduHion : and whereas Samuel 
Wragg ^/London, merchant, being duly authorized by letter ofat- 
terney under tin hand and feal of the faid Jofeph Blake, beaming 
date the eleventh day of July one thoufand feven hundred and twenty 
eighty bath propofed, for and on the behalf of the faid joiv^h Blake, 
tefwrr^ender and convey unto bis Majefly, his heirs and fucceffors, all 
the eftate, right and interefi of the faid Jofeph Blake in and to the 
premijfes, upon payment of the likefum of two thoufand five hundred 
pMmas to thefaid Jofeph Blake, without any dedudlion : and wheri- 
MS they the faid Henry duke ^Beaufort, William lord Craven, 
James Bertie, Henry Bertie, Sir John Colleton, and Archibald 
Hutchefon, who is a truflee for the faid JxAtn Cotton as aforefaid^ 
have hid before a committee of the lords of his Majefly^ mojt honour^ 
able privy council an eflimate of all the arrears of quit rents and other 
rentSf andfumand Turns of money now due and owing to them and 
Jbi /aid Jofeph Blake, and to the faid John lord C^terct, w/jticb 
.... ' " * eflimate. 



94 Anno iecundb GEoitGii It. c.34; [1729* 

tjlimau^ as computed^ amounts to thefum of nine thoufand five hm- 
dred pounds j and they the /aid Henry duit of Bc2L\xiorti WiUiaoi 
iordCrz^trij James Bertie, Henry Bertie, Sir John Colleton, ami 
Archibald Hutchefon ^ have Ukewije humbly propojedy Thaty if his 
Majefty would pleafe to allow the fum of five thoufand pounds for th 
fata arrears (over and above the faid feveralfiims of two thoufand 
five hundred poundsy to be paid them refpeQiveh) they were willing 
to affign and make over to his Majefty their right and title to the faid 
arrears and all other demands wbatfoevery umeh they have or an 
have upon the farmer s^ tenants or inhabitants of the provinces $r ter- 
ritories aforefaidy or any of them : and whereas the faid Samuel 
Wragg, for and on the belialf of the faid Jokph Blake^ hath pro^ 
pofed to affign to his Majefty all the right and inter eft of the faid ]o- 
feph Blake in and to the faid arrears and demands upon the terms a- 
forefaid : and whereas his Majefty taking into his royal conftderation 
the great importance of the faia provinces and territories to the trait 
andnavigatim of this kingdom^ and being defirous to promote thefame^ 
as well as the welfare andfecurity of the faid provinces and territo- 
riesy by taking them under the more immediate government of bis Ma- 
jejly. Ins heirs and fuccefforSy hath been gractoufly pleafed to accept of 
the faid feveralpropofalsy and to agree to the Jamey with fuch varia- 
tions as are herein after mentioned: and whereas from tbe nature of 
the refpeSlive eftatis and interefts propofed and agreed to to be fier^ 
rendred io his Majefty as aforejaidy great difficulties may arife in tbe 
manner of conveying the fame -y and it is juft and neceffaryy that tbe 
farts andjbares of the faid provinces and territories fo propofed anda- 
greed to be fitrrendredy ft)ould be J'ecured to his Majefty y his heirs and 
fuccejforsy which cannot effectually be attained without the authority of 
parliament : be it enabled by the King's moil excellent majeilyi 
by and with the advice and confent of the lords fpiritual and 
temporal and commons, in this prefent parliament ai&mbled^ 
iind bv the authority of the fame. That all thofe feven undivid- 
ed eighth parts (the whole into eight equal parts or (hares to be 
divided) and all other the part or (hare, parts or (hares, intercft 
and eftates of them the bid Henry duke dSeauforty IHUiam lord 
Craveny James Bertie^ Dodington GrevilUy Henry Bertity Atarj/ 
Danfony and Elifabeth Mooroy Sir John Collet ony Archibald Hutcbe- 
fouy as truftee for the faid John Cottony and Jofeph Blakei and 
each of them, of and in the afore(aid provinces or territories 
called Carolinay and all and (ingular the royalties, franchifes^ 
lands, tenements, hereditaments and premi(Ies in and by the 
faid feveral recited letters patents, or either of tliem, granted or 
mentioned or intended to be granted by his faid late majefty 
King Charles the Second, to the faid Edward earl of ClarendoH^ 
George duke of AlbermarUy IVilliam earl oi Craveny John lord Berl^ 
teyy Anthony lord Afhleyy Sir George Carterety Sir John Colletony dc* 
ceafed, and Sir IVilliam Berklcyy their heif s and affigns its afbro- 
liid, with their and every of their rights, members and appiny 
tenances,, and alfo all fuch powers, liberties, authorities^ jurif^ 
dictions, pre-eminences, licenccfs and pnvileges^ ad thev the 
fiud Henry duke of Beaufort ^ fVilliam lord Craven^ James Betii^ 



I729'l AnnofecundoGEoRGli 11. C.34.' gg 

Dodifigton Grruilliy Henry Bertie^ Mary Danfon^ and Elifabeth 
Moory the pfcfent Sir John Colleton^ the faid Archibald Hutchefofty 
as truftec (at the faid John Cotton^ and Jofepb Blaki^ every or 
any of them can or may have, hold, ufc, cxcrcifc or enjoy, by 
virtue of of under the faid recited letters patent, or either of 
them, and alfo all and fingular baronies, trades and parcels of 
land, tenements and hereditaments, which they the laid Henry 
duke of Beauforty IVilliam lord Craven^ James Bertie^ Dodington 
Grez'illey Henrv Bertie^ Mary Danfon^ and EUfabeth Moor^ the 
prefent Sir John ColUtenj the faid Jrehibald Hutchefmy as truftee 
for the faid John Cotton^ znijofeph Bbke^ any or either of them, 
are or is feijed or poflfefled ofor intitled unto within the faid pro- ttceptiont« 
vinccs or territories, except all fuch trafls of land, tenements 
and hereditaments, as have been at any time before the firft day 
day of January one thoufand fcven hundred and twenty fevcn 
granted or conveyed by, cm: comprifed in, any grants, deeds, 
mftruments or conveyances under the common fcal of the faid 
lords proprietors, either in England ox in the provinces aforefaid ; 
and alfo except all fuch plantations and lands as are now in the 
pofli^on of the faid Jofiph Blake^ his undertenants or affigns, 1^ 
virtue of grants formerly made by the faid lords proprietors of 
the fiid provinces for the time being to other perfons, and fince 
conveyed to or vefted in the faid Jyeph Blake -, and alfo except 
all that barony and tra£t of land containing twelve thoufand 
acres, or thereabouts, the pofTeflion whereof hath fome time 
fince been delivered by the prefent Sir John Colleton unto Peter 
Cottiton^ efq; his fecond fon, and all that other barony or tradl 
of land containing twelve thoufand acres, or thereabouts, fome 
time fince conveyed by ^xvjohn Tyrrell^ baronet (formerly own- 
er of the faid eighth part or (hare now belonging to the faid y/r- 
AiMd Hutchefinj as truftee for the faid John Cotton) to iniliam 
Wighty cfquire, and his heirs ; providedf that the before-men- 
tioned exceptions, or any of them, fhall not include or extend 
to any lands comprized in any grant or grants made either in 
England or Carolina^ under the common leal of the lords pro- 
prietors for the time being, which fince the making of fuch 
grant or grants have become forfeited by virtue of any daufes 
contained therein, or to any of the baronies herein before recit- 
ed or mentioned to be ftill remaining and vefled in the faid Htinry 
duke of Beauforty and the faid James Bertie and Dodington Gre^ 
vittiy as trultees, fome or one of them, and in the faid IVilliam 
lord Craven^ the prefent Sir John Colleton, and the faid Arcbi- 
kdd Hutchefony as truftee for the faid John Cotton rcfpeflively, 
nor to any rents, fervices, fcigniories or rights of efcheat, re- 
ferved upon or incident to any fuch erant or erants, or any 
laikk or eftates thereby granted, all fuch forfeited lands, and all 
fiich rents, feigniories or rights of efcheat, referved upon, or in- 
cident to, any fuch grant or grants, or any lands and eftates 
tbeieby granted, and alfo the baronies laft before mentioned, 
bdng nereby intended to be vefted in the perfons, and for the 
purpo&s bereln after mentioned ; and thp i^everfion and rever* 

fions. 



^6 Anno fecundo Georgii IL c. 34. [1729^ 

iions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, iflfu^ 
and profits, of the fame parts or (hares, baronies, lands, tene« 
ments, hereditaments and premifles, fo as aforefaid propofed 
and agreed to be furrendred to his Majefty, and of every part 
and parcel thereof; and alfo all the eftate, title, intereft, truft, 
property, right of a<aion, right of entry, claim and demand 
whatfoever, of them the faid Henry duke of Beaufort^ Jf^illiaM 
l6rd Craven^ James Bertie^ Dodington Grevilley Henry Bertie^ Ma- 
ry DanJ'on and Elifabcth Moor, the prefent Sir John Colkton^ the 
faid Archibald Hutchefiny John Cotton and Jofeph Blake^ and each 
of them, of, in, unto or out of the fame, every or any part or 
parcel thereof, by virtue of the faid feveral recited letters patents 
or either of them, or of any grant, aflimment, conveyance or 
afTurance, made under or Jjy force of the fame recited letters 
patents, or either of them, or otherwife howfoever, (hall, from 
and after the iirft day of June in the year of our Lord one thou- 
fand feven hundred and twenty nine, be vefted and fettled, and 
Proprietors in ^^^ '^'^^ ^^^ hereby veiled and fettled in and upon Edward Ber* 
truit for his '^^ ^f Grays Inn in the county of Middle/ex^ Samuel Horfey of the 
Majcity. parilh of Saint Martinis in the Fields in the county of Middle/ex^ 
Henry Smith of Cavcrjham in the county of Oxon^ and AlexiiU 
Clayton of the Middle Tehrpky London^ elquires, to the only ufe 
of them the faid Edward Bertie j Samuel Horfey^ Henty Smitn and 
Alexius Clayton^ their heirs and a(rigns, freed and difchareed, 
and abfolutelv acquitted, exempted and indemniiied of and m>m 
all eftates, uies, trui\s, intails, reverfions, remainders, limita- 
tions, charges and incumbrances, titles, claims and demands 
whatfoever ; but neverthelefs upon trud,^ and to the intent that 
they the faid Edward Bertie^ Samuel Horfey ^ Henry Smith and Alex^ 
jus ChiytoHy and the furvivors or furvivor of them, and the heirs 
Thefum tobcof fuch furvivor, upon payment by his Maje(W, his heirs or 
ad vaiicctl by fucce(rors, to the faid Edward Bertie^ Samuel Horfey^ Henry Smith 
his Majc(ly. ^^^ Jlexius Clay tony or to the furvivors or furvivor of them, or 
the executors or adminiftrators of fuch furvivor, of the fum of 
feventeen thoufand five hundred pounds, free and clear of all 
deductions on or before the twenty ninth day of September in the 
year of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine, 
(hall and do, by deed indented, and to be inroUed in his Ma- 
jefty's high court of chancery, furrender, convey and aiTure un« 
to his Majefty, his heirs ana fucce(rors, all and (ingular the faid 
feven eighth parts or (hares (the whole into eight equal parts 
to be divided) and all other the parts or (hares, interefts and 
cftates, of and in the aforefaid provinces or territories, and all 
and Angular the premilfes hereby veftcd in them the faid Edward 
Bertiey Samuel Horfey y Henry Smith and Alexius Claytony and their 
heirs as aforefaid ; which (aid fum of feventeen thoufand five 
himdred pounds they the faid Edward Bertiey Samuel Horfijj 
Henry Smith and Alexius Claytony the furvivors or furvivor of 
them, or the executors or adminiftrators of fuch furvivor, fhall 
immediately after the receipt thereof pay, apply and difpofe of 
in manner herein after mentioned 3 that is to fay, the fum of two 

thoufand 



iy^g*] Anno fcaindo Georgii ll. C.34; gy 

thouraild five hundred pounds, part thereof^ to the faid James The monev 
Berth and Dodington Greville truftees as afbrefaidj of to the fur- ^^^^^ ^« ^»^- 
Vivorof them, or to the executors or ad miniftratdrs otfuch fur- ^ 
Vivor ; two thoufand five hundred pounds, other part thereof^ 
to the fdid Jf^ttlam lord Craven^ his executors or adminiftrators ; 
two thoufand five hundred pounds, other part thereof, to the faid 
^ames Bertie^ in his own right, his executors or adminiftrators ; 
two thoufand five hundred pounds, other part thereof, unto fuch 
perfon or perfons, and in fuch (hares and proportions, as the 
fame, according to the tenor, purport and true meaning of the 
faid order or judgment of the houfe of lords, ought to be paid 
and applied ; two thoufand five hundred poutidSj other part 
thereof, to the faid Sir John Coltetony his executors or admini- 
ftrators ; two thoufand five hundred pounds^ other part there- 
bf, to the faid John Coiton^ his exechitors or adminiftrators ; and 
two thoufand five hundred pounds^ refidue thereof, to the faid 
'fS^muel ff^raggj for the ufe of the faid JofephBlake^ or to the faid 
Joffph Bhiej his executors or adminiftrators. 

. II. And be it further enadtol by the authority afbrefaid. That The ^ropeHy 
Trom arid after payment of the faid fum of feventeen thoufand veiled in his 
fivi hundred pdunds to the faid Edtvard Bertie^ Samuel Hotfey^ Mz]t&j aftcif 
Henry Smith arid Alexius Clayton ^ the futvivors or furvivof of P^^"*^"'* 
them, or the executors or adminiftrators of fuch furvivdr, and 
after the execution of the faid furrender and conveyance to his 
Majefty, his heirs arid fucceflbrs, hereby directed to be made aft 
afbrefaid, his Majefty, his heirs apd fucceiTors, (]iall have, hold 
Urid enjoy all dhd fingular the faid feveti eighth ptkrts or (hares 
(the whote into eight equal parts to be divided) and all other 
the parts or (hares, interefts and eftates, of and in the aforefaid 
provinces dt* territories, and all arid fingular the premifies here- 
by vetted in them the (iid EdtUard Bertiej Samuel Horfey^ Henry 
Bmitb and Alexins Clayton^ and their heirs as aforefaid, freed and 
difchtrged, arid abfolutely acquitted, exempted and indemnifi- 
ed o^, from and againft all eftates, ufes, trufts, intailS, reyer- 
Eons, remainders, limitations; charges^ incumbrances^ titles^ 
daims, and demands whatfoever; 

III. And be it further eriadte^ by the authority aforefaidj 
That feven eighth parts (the whole into eight equal parts to be 
Bivided) of all and every the faid arrears of quit rents, and Arrears of 
tJthcr rents, fiim and fiims of money, debts, duties j accounts^ payment of^* 
reckonings, claims and demands whatfoever, nov^ due and ow- ^000 1. to be 
ii^ to tKem the faid Henry duke of Beaufort^ or to the faid James affigned to the 
Berttle and Dodiftgdon Oreville^ truftees as aforefaid^ and to the ^i"S« 
(aid John lord Carteret^ Jf^illiam lord Cravenj James Bertie in his 
bwn right, Henry Bertie^ Alary Danfin and Elifabeth Moor^ Sir 
y«te Colleton; Archibald Hutchefon^ John Cotton and f<\feph Blake^ 
tur axw of them ^whether the fame be more or lefs than is com- 
pntra as aforefaid) and all and every other parts or (hares of tho 
hid Henry duke of Beaiiforij James Bertie and Dodington Greznlle^ 
tmftces as aforefaid, fflUiam lord Craven^ James Bertie in his 
Mm rights Henry Bertie^ Alary Danfin and Elifabeth Moor^ Sir 

VojLi KVI H JAf^ 



g9 Anno fccundo GeorGZI I^ €.34. i^7^» 

yphn Colleton J Archiiald Hutihifon^ John Ccttm and Jofcph Btah^ 
or any of them, . of or in the laid arrears, or which they or any 
of them, their or any of their heirs, executors, adminiftniton 
or afligns, now have, or can or may bave^ claim, challenge or 
demand of or from the farmers, tenants or inhabitants of the 
provinces or terntories aforefaid, or any part thereof,, or any of 
them, Ihall, from and after the faid firit day of Jtmi in the yeir 
of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine, be 
veiled in the faid Edward Bertie^ Samuel Horfey^ Henry Smith 9xA 
Alexius Qayton^ the furvivors and furvivor of them, and the ex- 
ecutors and adminiftrators of fuch furvivor, upon truft, and to 
the intern that they the faid Edward Bertie^ Samuel Herfey^ Hm* 
ry Smith ^xi^. Alexius Clayton^ the furvivors or furvivor of thefn^ 
or the executors or adminiftratora of fuch furvivor, (hall, on 
}>ayment by his Maiefty, his^ heirs or fucceflbrs, of tfaue ilim of 
five thoufand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain^ free and 
dear of all deductions, on or before the laid twenty ninth day of 
September in the faid year, to the faid Edward Bertie, Samuel 
Horfeyy Henry Smith and Alexius Clayton^ the furvivors or furvi- 
vor. of them, or the executors or adminiftrators of fuch furvivor, 
by deed indented, and to be xnrolled in hisMajefty's high court 
of chancery, grant and afTign to his Majefty, his heirs and fuc- 
ceflbrs, all and every the (aid feven eighth parts or (hares (the 
whole into eight equal parts to be divided) and all other parts 
and (hares of the (aid arrears herebv veftcd in them thefaulf^ 
ward Bertie^ Samuel Hor/ey^ Henry Smith and jOfxius Claytm. 

IV. And whereas the pad Henry duke of Beaufort, WiUiam 
lord Craven, James Bertie, Henry Gertie, Nlary Danfon, Doding- 
ton Greville, Sir John Colleton, John Cotton j»J Jofeph Blake, 
are defireus that the faid fum of five thoufand pounds Jheuld he appli" 
ad in fnanner herein after mentioned: be it further cnadcd by the 

Tiie co06l< authority aforefaid. That the faid fum of five thoufand pounds^ 
how to bt a{i- after receipt thereof, (hall be i(rued and paid by the faid Edward 
plied. Bertie, Samuel Herfey^ Henry Smith and Alexius Clofton^ the funri- 

vors atid furvivcNr of them, or the executors or adminiih-ators of 
fuch furvivor, to fuch of the oflicers, agents or fenrants of the 
filid lords proprietors, or to fuch other perfon or perfons, and 
for fuch purpofes, as the faid Henry duke of Beaufort, nniBam 
lord Craven, James Bertie, Henry Bertie, Mary Danfon, Sir Jehu 
Colleton, John Cotton and Jofeph Blake, their executors or admi-i 
niftrators, or any four or more of them (the executors or admi- 
niftrators of each of them to be accounted only as one} (hall, bv 
writing or writings under their hands, from time to time, direa 
or appoint. 

V . And be it further enadted by the authority aforefaid. That 
Vtf^^'r ^^^^ ^"^ ^^'^ payment of the faid fum of five thoufand pounds 

rears veftcd in wnto the faid Edward Bertie, Samuel Horfey, Henry Smith and 
hit Majefty. Alexius Clayton, the furvivors or furvivor of them, or the execu- 
tors or adminiftrators of fuch furvivor, and after the executkm 
of the grant and aiTienment of the faid parts and (hares of tht 
-fiud arrears^ hereby dirc^cd to be made as aforefaid, his Ma- 
jefty. 



1729-] Anno fecQi^o Georgii II. c. 34; 99 

jelly, his heirs and fucceilbrs, (hall and may have, receive and 
eojoy, the faid feven eights parts or (hares (the whole into 
eight equal parts to be divided) and all and every other parts 
and (hares of the faid arrears of quit rents and other rents, fum 
and fums of money, debts, duties, accounts, reckonings, claims 
and demands, hereby vefted in tlie faid Edward Bertie^ Samuel 
Horfeyy Henr^ Smith and yfUxsus Clayton^ and (hall and may have, 
u& and purfue fuch and the like remedies for recovery thereof, 
as fully and effectually as the faid Henry duke of Beaufort^ Wil^ 
liam lord Craven^ ^atius Bertie^ Henry Bertie^ Mary Dan/in, Do- 
dingtoa GrevilUy Sir J^hn Colletenj Archibald Huitbefitiy John Cot^ 
ion and Jafeph BlaJte, any or either of them might have had, 
ufed or purfued if this aft had not been made. 

VL And be it further enacted b^ the authority aforefaid. The net\pt§ 
That the receipt or receipts of the faid Edward Bertie^ Samuel of the propri'i 
tiorfey^ Henry Smith 2nd Alexius Clayton^ the furvivors or furvi- ?ffi*-^°t'd^* 
vor of them, or of the executors or adminidrators of fuch fur- charM"to his 
vivor, under their or his hand or hands reipedtivelv, (hall be a Majtfiy* 
fufficient difcharge to his Majefty, his heirs and (ucceflbrs, of 
and for the faid leveral fums of feventeen thousand five hundred 
pounds, and five thoufand pounds, or fo much thereof, or of 
cither of them, as fuch receipt or receipts (hall be given for ; 
and that hjs Majefty, his heirs and fucceflfors, upon and after 
fuch rccei^ or receipts giiven as aforefaid, (haU be.abfolutely ac** 
quittod and difcharged* ^ and from the fame monies, and (hall 
i^t be anfwerable or accountable for any lofs, oonapplication or 
mifapplication of the faid money, or any part thereof. 

VlL Provided al-ways, and it is hereby declared and enaded and of the 
by the authority aforefaid, That the receipt or receipts of the faid ^"*^5 ^^ *^*"- 
James Bertie or Doditigton GrevilUj or the furwivor of them, his "^"*' tniftcei. 
executors or adminiftrators, under his or their hand or hands 
rdjpc6tivelv, (hall be a fufficient difcharge to the i^viEdu^rdBer'* 
tie, Samuel Horjiyj Henry Smith and Aleecius Clayton^ their execu* 
tors or adminiftrators, for the faid fum of two thou&nd five 
hundred pounds, payable to them for the faid eighth part oc 
(hare of tne faid provinces, territories, royalties, lands and he- 
reditaments, which was vefted in them by the faid Henry lato 
duke of Beaufort •, and the (aid fum of two thojufand five hun- 
dred pounds (hall be and remain (ubjed to the trufts repofed in 
them by the will of the fame late duke or otherwife, concerning 
the fame eighth part or (hare ; but the faid Edward. Bertie^ Sa-* 
muelHorfey^ Henry Smith, ^d Alexius Clayton^ (hiiir heirs, exj^- 
tutors or adminiftrators, (hall not be anfwerable or accountable 
fisr any lofs or mifapplication thereof, or of any part thereof. 

VIU. Provided alfo, and it is hereby declsrred and enabled. One trtf ee 
That the faid Edward Bertie, Samuel Horfey^ Henry Smith and A-^ not accounts 
^xius Clayton^ (hall not, nor (ball any ot them, or the executors ^^«,^r *?«• 
oc adminiftrators of any of them, be anfwerable or accountable •rcc€iptf ^ 
fye any money to be received by virtue of or under the trufts 
berriiy repofed in them, any otherwife than each jpcrfon, his 
d^oraikurs or admini(fa:ators, for fuch fum or fuips ^ money, as 
.Ha he 



100 



Former pro- 
prietors) on 
payment of 
the fufflt a- 
greed on» ic- 
quitted from 
all arrears. 



Time'luniied 
for the fuT'* 
render. 



Anno fecundo Georoii IT. C. 34; ttp^i 

he or they (hall refpedlively a^tualiy receive, and none of them 
ihall be anfwerable or accountable for the adts, receipts, neg- 
leds or defaults, of the other of them ; and alfo that they the 
faid Edward Bertie^ Samuel Horfeyj Henry Smith and Alexius Clay" 
tCMy their executors or adminiftrators, (hall and may, out of tfac 
money hereby direAed to be paid to them as aforefaid, retain 
and reimburfe themfelves for all cofts, charges, damages and 
expences, that they refpeAively (hall fuftain or be put unto, in 
and about the execution of the trufts hereby in them repoled. 

IX. And whereas there is due and fiwing to the King^s mc/f extd- 
lent majejly^ for arrears of rent referved by the faid feveral rented 
Utters patent i or one ofthem^ feveral fums of money ^ computed to tf- 
mount to three hundred pounds and upwards \ now it is hereby fur- 
ther enadted arid declared by the authority aforefaid. That the 
faid Hmry duke of Beaufort^ TVilliam lord Craven^ James Bertie^ 
Dodington GrevilUj Henry Bertie^ Mary Danfon^ Elifabetb Moer^ 
the prefent Sir JohnColleton^ Archibald Hutchefon^ John Cotton and 
Jofiph Blaie^ and every of them, their and every of their heirs; 
executors and adminiftrators refpe&ively, from and immediate* 
ly after the faid twenty ninth day of September one thoufand fe- 
veri hundred and twentv nine (in cafe the faid fums of feven- 
teen thoufand five hundred pounds, and five thoufand pounds, 
(hall then be paid and fatisfied, and the fale hereby intended 
(hall be then completed) (hall be, and are hereby fully and ab- 
(blutely acquitted and difcharged of and from all arrears of rent 
whatfoever due or owing upon or by virtue of the faid recited 
letters patent or either of them. 

X. Provided always, and it is hereby further cnaAed and de- 
clared by the authority aforefaid, That if his Majefty, his hehrs 
or fucceflbrs, do not or (hall not, on or before the (aid twenty-. 
ninth day of September one thoufand feven hundred and twenty 
nine, well and truly pay, or caufe to be paid, both the faid fe- 
veral fums of feventeen thoufand five hundred pounds, and five 
thoufand pounds, in manner aforefaid, and according to the 
true meaning of this act, that then they the faid Edward Bertie^ 
Samuel Horjty^ Henry Smith and Alexius Clayton^ or the furvivors 
or furvivor of them, or the heirs, executors or adminiftratofs 
of fuch furvivor, (hall not make fuch furrender, afligmnent or 
conveyance of the faid feven eighth parts or (hares of the (aid 
provinces or territories, and of the faid arrears or either of them, 
to his Majeflty, his heirs or fucce(rors, as hereby is direfled, but 
(hall, from and after the faid twenty ninth day of September one 
thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine, (land, and be feized 
and po(re(red of all and fingulac the premifTes hereby in them 
vefted, to the only proper ufe and behoof of them the faid Hen* 
ry duke of Beaufort j fyilliam lord CraiJen^ James Bertie^ Doding* 
ton Greviile, Henry Berticy Mary Danfon^ Elifaheth Moor^ the pre- 
fent Sir John Colleton^ John Cotton and Jofeph Blaie^ and every of 
them, and of their and every of their heirs, executors, admini-' 
ftrators and a(rigns, in fuch (hares and proportions, and accord^ 
ing to fuch refpo£tive rights and intfrefts as they feveraUy had of 

could 



'1729*1 Anno fecundo Georgii II. c. ^4; ioi 

could have been intitledio» in and unto the (ame premifles, in 
cafe this a6t had never been rnade^ and to and for no other u&, 
tnift, ■ intent or purpofe whatfoever. 

XI. Saving and referviiig to all and every peribn and perfons, Saving claufc* 
bodies politick and corporate, their heirs^ fucceflbrs, executors, 
adminiftrators and afligns, (other than and except the bid Hen^ 
17 duke o( Beaufort^ f^illiam lord Crauiftj James Bertie^ Doding^ 
i$n Grevilliy Henry Birtii^ Mary Danfon^ ElifeAeth Meor^ Sir 
Jdm CMeton^ ArchihM HuUhefin^ John Cotton and Jofeph Blait^ 
their refpedive heirs, executors and adminiftrators, and the 
heirs of their refpedive bodies, and all and ever^ perfon and 
perfons claiming or to claim any eftate or intereft m the premif- 
fes or any part thereof in remainder or reverfion, expectant upr 
on, or after the determination of any eftate-tail vefted in them 
the (aid Henry duke of Beaufort^ frilliam lord Craven^ James 
Bertie J Dodington Greville, Henry Bertie^ MaryDanfon^ EHjahtb 
Mfdry Sir John Colleton^ Archibald Hutchefon^ John Cotton 2nd Jo- 
fyb Blaiej or any of them, and all and every perfon and perfons 
qaiming or to dain) any eftate or intereft in the premifles or a- 
nv part thereof,by or under the title of the faid Henry late duke 
Oi JSeau/firt J dtce^fcd) fuchfatisfadionandrecompence as is here- 
in after mentioned, for all fuch eftate, right, title, intereft, proi* 
petty, claim and demand whatfoever in, to or out of the pre^- 
miiles or any part thereof, as they or any of them now have or 
might have pad or been intitled. ynto^ in ii^afe this aA had never 
been made. 

XU' Provided always, and be it further enaAed by the au- Perfons har- 
thority aforefaid. That if any jperfon or perfons (other than, and !"fi? "?*?J. ^"- 
except the perfons herein before excepted) who now have or JJ^^ ^"ri may 
(hall have any eftate, right, title, intereft, claim or demand, recover a. 
cither in law or equity, of, in, to or out of the premiflfes here- ^ainft hisMa- 
by vefted as aforefaid, or any part thereof, (hail, within the l^^X* 
^cejof feven years after the ume (hall be conveyed unto, and 
vefted ii> his Majefty, his hipii^ and fuccefibrs as aforefaid, com-^ 
mence and profecute any action or fuit, either in law or equity, 
by petition of right^ Englijb bill or otherwife, againft his Ma- 
jdiy, his heirs or fuccefTors, or the proper officer or officers on 
his or their behalf, wherein fuch perions might or ought to have 
recovered the premifles hereby vefted as aforefaid, or any part 
thereof, or any effaite, intereft or demand, in or out of the fame, 
the court wherein fuch fuit or aftion (hall be commenced or de- 
pending, (hall and may adjudge or decree, that fuch perfon or 
perfons (hall recover againft his Majefty, his heirs or fucceflbrs,- 
fuch fum or fums of money, as his or thieir eftate, intereft or 
demand, in or out of the premifles hereby: vefted as aforefaid, 
(hall by the fame court be valued at and determined to amount - 
iintD, m full fatisfadlion for fuch eftate, intereft and demand ; 
in making which valuation the (aid court (h^H eftimate one ful| 
B^th part of the premi(rc8 hereby vefted as aforefaid, to be of 
Ij^V^iueoftwothoufand five hundred pounds and no more, 



sO£ Aimo lecundD Ge^oA IL c. 35* t^9« 

tnd (ball rate and aTcertain the value of fuch eftate,. iht«rdl er 
demand, in .proportion thereunto. 
Exception at XIII. Saving and referving alwavs to the faid yohm k>M Catn 
to lord Carte. ^^^^^ hjs heirs, executors, adminlftrators tnd afligifis, til fitch 
^^* cftate, right, title, intered, property, claim and demand what- 

foever, in, untooroatof one eighth part of or fhare of the fvd 
provinces or territories, with all and nngular the rights, metai- 
bers and appurtenances thereof, and of, in and to one eighth 
. part or (hare of all arrears of quit rents, and other rents, fum 
and Turns of money, debts, duties, accounts, reckonings, dahnt 
and demands, nvhatfoever, now due and owmg to the'piefent 
lords proprietors of the fiud provinces and territories, and. aS 
fuch other rights, titles, privileges and powers whatfeever, at 
the faid John lord Cartitet^ his heh^, ex^ecutors or adminifba- 
tors now have, or might have had, or been intitkd unto, m 
cafe this aA, and the conveyance herein before direded'to be 
made to his Majefiy, his heirs or fucceflbrs, or either of them^ 
had not been, or (hould not be made. 
XIV. Saving alfo to all and every perfon and peribns, hav- 
*"^ ?^^^ ing or lawfiill]^ cUming any olRce or offices, place or phcea, im- 
howingot- pjoyment or imploymoits, by or under any grant or grants 
thereof tnade betore the (aid nrft day of January one thou&nd 
feven hundred and twenty feveii, under the common (eal of the 
' fiiid lords proprietors, either in England or in the provinces a- 
forefaid, all fuch cftate, right, title and iniereft in or to fuch xK-^ 
ficeandofHces, place and places, imployment and impldyroents, 
as they or any of them now have or might fiaVe had w peen in- 
titled unto, in cafe tiiis aft had never been inadtp, 

CAP, XXXV. 

'An aa far the better preferoatian vf bis Mtyefifs vimods m 
America, and fartbe eneauragemnt oftU import dtim ef 
navulfteres frem thence \ and to encourage the in^portatim 
ofmaftsj yards and bowjprigbts^ from that fart ^ Great 
Britain called Scotland. 



8Ceo.i.c.ii. 




tlterein mentioned, it is ena&ed^ That no perfon or per/ons wkafe' 
every within a^ of his Majeftfs colonies o/Vcm Scotia, Utm 
Hamp(hire, the Maflachufets Bsiy, tbeprevime ^Main, Rhode 
Tfland, and Providence Plantation, the Narraganfet Country, «r 
Kind's Province, and Conne£Uout, in New England, and New 
York, and New Jerfw im America, ormthin anyo/thenij do or 
Jballfrefume to eut^ feu or deftroy any white fine trees j not growing 
within any townflnp^ or the bounds ^ lines or limits thereof ^ in anyvf 
ihefoid coknies or plantations^ without his Maiejifs royal Uteme/ir 
fi doing firfi had and obtained: and whereas pnce the pc^fing ofAe 
faid aii^ greet trails ofland^ where trees fit for maflirggmo^ bane 
Iken^ in order to evade the provifiens ef the faid a£f^ ereHed into 
2 town-- 



1729-I. Anno fecundo G^KCII n. c^g^ 103 

iiumflttps : now for the better prefervition of white pine trees in 
his Majefty's £itci colonies, for maftin^ his ro)'al navy, be it en- 
jiAed fay the icing's moft excellent majefty, by and with the ad- 
vice and confent of the lords fpiritual and temporal and com* ' - 
mons in this prefent parliament aflemblcd, and by the authori- 
ty of the bmtj That from and after the twenty ninth day of Sep- 
tember next, no perfon or perfons within the faid colonies of ^^^ 29 Sept. 
Nwa S£Otia, Niw Hampfiin^ the province of Mnu^ the Afaja- f^*?; "hc'^'^' 
flm/its Beyy Rb$di JJkndj and ProviiUmt Plantation^ the Narra- plantations to 
ganftt duntry^ or King's Provina^ and Cinne£iicut^ in New Eng^ cut any white 
hndy and Ntw Torij and New Jerfey in America^ or within any P'"^^ trees, 
of them, or in any other province or country in Ammta^ that 
now belongs or hereafter (hall betone to the crown of Grtat Bri^ 
tainj do or (hall prdfume to cut, fellor deftroy any white pine 
trees, except only fuch as are the property <i private perlons, except tho(e 
notwith(binding the faid trees do grow within the limits of any of private 
townfliip laid out, or to be laid out hereafter, in any of the faid P^^P^^y* 
colonies orflantatiens, without his Majefty's royal licence for fo 
doing firft had and obtained. 

11. And whereas their late nuhefiies King William and ^een 
yLsLty^for the better previding andjurmfbing majisfor the rcyalna^ 
vfy in and by their charter^ dated at Wd&mmAcr the feventh day of 
OAober in the third year of their reign., granted to the province of 
the MailachufetB Bay in New England in America, ^d referve to 
tbem/eheSj their heirs and/tccceffors^ all trees of the diameter oftwen^ 
if four inehes and upwards^ at ttueive inches from the grotmdy grow-' 
ing upon any foil or troQ of land witUn the faid frownce or territo* 
ry^ not tbentofore granted to any private perfin : m order therefore 
to make the fiiid refervadoa more efficMftual, be it further enaft- 
cd by the authority aferedud. That no perfon or peribns what- 
foever within the laid province of the Maffacbnfets Bay^ or New 
Ettgkaid^ do or fludl prefume to cut or deftroy any white pine 
trees of the diameter of twenty four inches or upwards, at twelve No white pine 
inches from the ground, not growing within fome (oil or tradl trees of the 
of land, within the faid province, granted to fome private per- /JJchVi ^at 
fon or perfons before the feventh Arj of October which was in the tt inche«from 
year one thoufand fix himdred and ninety, without his Majefty*s the ground, to 
ucmce firft had and obtained ; and every perfon fo cutting, fell- ^^ cut without 
ing or dcftroying fuch whitepine trees, not being the property of ^*^"*^*» 
privabe peribns, in any of the colonies above-mentionea, and like- 
wile every perfon cutting or deftroying any white pine trees of 
the diameter of twenty four inches or upwards, at twelve inches 
from the ground, growing in any tradl of land in the province 
of New England or Maffacbufets Bay^ not granted to fome private 
perfon or perfons bdbre the feventh day of October one thoufand 
fiK hundred and ninety, or whq ftiall be aiding or aflifting there- 
io^ or in drawing away the faid pine trees, after the fame (hall 
h«ye been fo cut and felled, fliall be fubje^Sl to fuch and the like 
forfeitures aiul penalties refpeAively, as are provided in the a- 
fuiMA ad of" the eighth year of his late Majefty's reign, for and 
^vtlS^ .foch perfons as kU, cut or deftroy any pine .trees, not 

H4 being 



,ro4 Anno fecundb Gf orgxi II. c. j^r [1729: 

. . , being or'grpwine; in any townfliip within any of the find planta- 

the^orfeiture ^'ons; the laid forfeitures to be recovered and applied in die 

in the aA 8 fame manner, as in the £dd ad is particularly fiet forth a|id en- 

Geo. I.e. II. aded« 

3 & 4 Ann. III. Jfid wbirioi hyfiviral aUs $f partiameni paJM in the third 
^ a' ftat f^^^f^^^^ ^ '« '*^ noil/th years ofbir late Maieftfs reign^ gr$a 
1? cT Q? encouragement was gjveny 'and large premitms almued^ fir the im" 

pertation of naval flcres from the Britifli plantatieus in America ; 
and it bath been found by experieneej that the /aid plantations are (^ 
pablcoffwrnijbmgjufficientipiantities of naval Jiores^ but man^ frauds 
and aUifes have been committed therein^ and greater premiums pmi^ 
than were necejfaryfir the fame : and whereas the faid a^s^ exeepting 
only fueh parts of them as relate to the premiums on hemp imtorteJ^ 
are expired : now for the future encouragement of the pianten 
to fend fuch quantities of good merchantable naval ftores to 
Great Britmn^ as may be neceflary for the fervice of the royal 
navy, and for the navigation of this kingdom, and in order to 
reduce the expence of fuch premiums for the future, be it fiir- 
Fremium for ther enatfled by the authority aforefaid. That from and after the 
'JTi^^*^^"^ ".*• twenty ninth day of September next, all and every perfon or per- 
V itorcf, VIZ. f^j^ J ^^^^ Q^^Yi import or caufe to be imported into this kingdomt 
directly from any of his Majefty's Britijb colonies or plantations 
in America^ in any (hip or mips that may lawfully trade to bis 
Majefty's plantations, manned as by law is requixvd, any of the 
naval ftores hereafter mentioned, (hall have and enjoy, as a re- 
ward or premium for fuch importation, after and acoifding to 
the feveral rates of fuch naval ftores, as follows, t;/a;. 
Formafti, &c. For all mails, yards and bowijprights, per tipi, allowing finv 
ty foot to each tun, girt meafure, according to the cuftomary 
way of meafuring round bodies, one pound. 
'^^> For dean, good, merchantable, well conditioned tar, dear 

of drofs or water, and fit in every refped for making cordim, 
per tun, containing eight barrels, and each barrd to gaun thir-* 
ty one gallons and one half, to be yvdl hooped, and filkd up^ 
two pounds four (hillings. 
Pitch, For clean, good, memiantable and well conditioned pitch, 

not mixt with dirt or drofs, per tun, containing twenty gro(i^ 
hundreds, net pitch, to be brought in eight barrels of equal fise. 
one pound. 
Turpentine ^^^ clean, good and merchantable turpentine, dear of drofs 
* and water, per tun, each tun containing twenty grofs hundreds, 
net turpentine, to be brought in eight barrels ofequal fize, one 
To be paid by P°™^ ^^^ (hillings. 

the commif- Which faid feveral premiu^ns for each fjpedes afbre-mention- 

fionersof the ed, (hall be paid and anfwered by the commiffioners or prind- 

navjr, pal officers (» his Majeft/s navy, who are hereby impowered 

^4 Geo. 9. and required to make out a bill or bills, to be paid in courfe, 

' ^** for the fame, upon certificate of the refpedlive chief officer or 

officera of the cuftoms, in any port of this kingdom, where fuch 

naval ftores (hall be imported as aforefaid ; fuch bill or bills to 

^ 9iade out axyl giyep to the perfon or perfons itpporting thi; 

faina 



i729«] Anno fecundo Georgii IL c. 35* 105 

£iinc as afereraid, within twenty days after the difcharge or un- 
lading of the Ihip or veflel, (hips or veflels, in which fuch ftores 
(hall be imported, upon a certificate or certificates to be produc- on certificate 
ed to the chief officer or officers of the cuftoms, which certifi- ^or*'* ^h^*'^" 
cate or certificates (hall be under the hand and feal of the go- "{^^^ ^ 
vemor, or lieutenant governor, or collcdtor of his Majefty's cu- 
ftoms, and naval officer, or any two of them,'refiding and be- 
ine within any of his Majefty's laid colonics or plantations, that 
bdore the departure of (uch (hip or veflel, (hips or vedels, the 
perfon or perrons, merchant, trader or fadtor, loading the fame^ 
had made oath before them, that the faid naval (lores fo (hip« 
ped on board were truly and icnafide of the growth and produce 
of his Majefty's faid colonies and plantations (which oath the 
faid governor, lieutenant governor, coIle<!lor of his Majefty's 
cuftoms, and naval officer, or any two of them, are hereby au- 
thorized to adminifter) as likewife upon oath to be made with- and on oath 
in any port of Great Britain^ by the mafter or matters of fuch ^y^ ^^^ 
(hip or ve(rel, (hips or veflels, importing fuch naval (lores, that ^ ^ '^* 
the fame were (hipped on board (uch (hip or vefiel, (hips or vef- 
&ls, within fome of his Majefty's colonies or plantations in >/- 
mericdy and that he or they know or believe, that the faid naval 
ftores were the produce ot the faid colonies or plantations. 

iV. And wbmas it is neceffaryfir thi better making coel and good 
tar J fit for cordage ^ in all the Bnti(h plantationsy that the lajl half 
part af every kiln oftar^ when draum, JbaU be made into pitch free 
ofdrifsj be it enaAed by the authority aforefaid, TTiat the whole yhc whole 
Kiln of fuch tar or the v^ue thereof, unlefs the faid half part kiln ofur, 
(tuU be fo made into pitch as aforefaid, (hall, firom and after unkft the laft 
the twenty ninth day of September one thouflind feven hundred ^^^^^P?"^ 
and twenty nine, be forfeited for the benefit of any perfon or ^JJ'^.j,* ^^j^, 
peribns, who (hall fue for the fame, to be levied and recovered id. ' 
in the fame manner as other penalties and forfeitures are di- 
leded by this ad; any tiling herein contained to the contrary 
thereof in any wife notwithftanding. 

V. And to the end a particular benefit may accrue hereby to 
his Majefty's royal navy, and for the better fupply of the (amc 
with naval ftores, be it further enaAed, That upon the import- P>« coramif- 
ing.of any naval ftores from his Mzjetty's faid colonics md^^^[l^^l 
plantations, for which a reward or premium is herebv granted, thepre-emp* 
the pre-emption or refufal of fuch naval ftores (hall be offered tion. 
and tendred to the co'mmiffioners of his Majefty's navy, upon 
boding die (ame; and if, within the term of twenty days after 
fuch tender, the faid commiffioners (hall not contra^ or oargain 
ibr the fame, it (hall and may be lawful to and for the importer 
or importers, owner or owners, of the faid naVal ftores, other- 
wile to difpofe of the fame, for his or their beft profit and ad- 
vantage. 

^ VI. And be it further cnafted by the authority aforefaid. That 9" «^P<>r^a- 
If any pitch, tor, turpentine, mafts, yards or bowfprights, (hall, p^^jcr to pro- 
after the twenty ninth day of Septewber which (hall be in the ducc a receipt 
fear of our loni one thoul'and feven hundred and twenty nine, that he h^th 

• . ^g repaid the 



io5 Anno (ecundo GBoitOll II. 0.35. [ 

be ^xpoited^ that then» and in every fucfa cafe^ the per 

pedbns fo exporting the iame (hall, before the entnr t| 

produce to the coll^or of the cuftoms, at the port ot oo 

tion, or to the chief oiBoer of the cuflom^ there, a receipt 

the treafurer of the navy, or his caihire, which hfc is km 

re&td to give without fee or reward, fignifyiog that fuch 1 

ter or his agent has paid to him the iiill amount of tb 

mhams that are allowal by this aA, for the like quantity c 

naval ftores re^Aively, either in lawful money of Grea^ 

tain^ or by bill or bills made out for premiums, by virtue 1 

ad; Which receipt <hall likewife be Aibfcrifaed by the cood 

ler of fuch treafurer's accounts, or his chief clerk, wichc 

or reward, fo that proper notice may be taken thereof 

office; and on failure thereof Aich naval ftores ihalli 

exported ; any law, cufiom or ufage to the contrary no 

fianding. 

iYetAirtf of VII. Provided always, That the treafurer of his Mi 

^h* "*^r^^ navy ihall, on the receiving of foch premium or the value 

fdrSith the ^ ^^°^ ^ exporter of fuch naval ftorea as aforefaid, \ 

money rcceiy. bimfelf with the iMoney to received, or with the find pra 

ed. bill or bills; and the oommiffioners, and principal ofBcera 

majefty's navy, are to take particular care that the fiime b 

brought to the account of bis Majefty by iiich treafurer a< 

inrfy. 

Naval ftorcf ^^^' ^^ ** ** farther enaded by the authority afe 

exported be- 1*^^ ^ ^'^Y P^^^ ^ perbns, their agents or affigns, (fe 

fore premium found finauduleody to export fueh nival ftores, without | 

isrepaid^are (ych premium to the tteafurar of hit Majefty 's navy i 

d^btedldT ^^^^^^^ i^ manner a£m{aid, fuch perfon or perfons ftia 

vahic. ^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^ ^^^ nwti ftores, and double the value tb 

one moiety whereof (hall be to the ufe of his Majefty, hii 

and fuccettbrs, and the other moittj to the informer, or ; 

cutor, to be profecuted in any tii his Majefty's courts of i 

at ffyiminjlery or in the court of exchequer in Stotlandt 

tively, wherein no eifoign, protefiion or wager of law« or 

than one imparlance, (lull be allowed. 

IX. Provided always, That if any doubt or diipute Audi 

whether any of the naval ftores, or any part thereof, fe 

exported, are of the growth, produA or manufaihnre 

Majefty's plantations in America^ or of foreign growth, pi 

Onutproban- or manufSi^hire, the Onus probantii (Ml lie on the owt 

di to he on the banner thereof, and not on the informer or pnofecutor 

owner. j^^^ cuftom or ufage to the contrary notwithftanding. 

5 Geo. i.c.ti. X. Jnd %vhinas if an a& pcjfed in iheSfihyior of his Im 

jiftj king George the Flrjfi reign^ iaiituUd^ An aft againft 

deftine running of uncuftooied goods, and for the more 

tual preventing of frauds relating to the cuftoms, fevera^ 

viftem an maii^ nlaiing to the manner of examining and vi 

'pfUh and tar, and mating certifitates for tfoejame^ in order ta 

$he premium grofited for fueh pitch and tar^ and for infiiSting 

ties and forfeitures on any officer rfthe cuftoms^ whofiaVdem 



I7i9-1 Anno ibcundo Gkorgii II. c. 35. toy 

iake awffii^ jgratuiij^ tr reward for the exammng^ vievoing or deK^ 
wring fuch pitchy tar or otber'naval/ifiresy with refpe^ to the pre^ 
mum or reward allowed by htWy or for the making or figning a cer- 
tificate in order to the receiving fiuh premium or reward^ be it e- 
naSed by the authority aforefaid. That the feveral claufes, to be contlnu- 
matters and things contained in the fa'td a6t of the fifth year ^d during this 
of his laid late Majefty, fo fir as the fame relate to the examin- ^- 
sng and viewing fuch pitch and tar of the produce of his Ma*, 
jefty's plantations, and for infli6ling penalties and forfeitures 
upon any officer of the cuftoma, demanding or talcing any fee, 
gratuity or reward for examining, viewing or delivering fiich 
pitch, ur or odier naval ftoites, with refp^ to the premium, 
aod for the making or figning a certificate in order to the re- 
ceiving fuch premium or reward, fliall be continued and put in 
pnAioe durii^ the contimaance of this adt, as if the feveral 
matters, things and penalties were again repeated and re-ena6t- 
cd in the body of this prefent aA; any law, cuftom or ufage to 
the contrary notwithftanding. 

XL And whereas by an ail paffed in the eighth ycdr of his late sGeo.i.c.u. 
Majefiys reign^ tntitftkdj An ad giving further encouragement 
for the importation of naval ftores, and for other purpofes there- 
in mentioned, a particular method is prefcribed for the making of 
tar from green trees prepared Jor that purpofe\ and, before the im- 
forters wtre intitled to any premium^ oath was to be made^ that the 
trea were prepared after the following manner 5 that is to fay, when 
fiub trees were fit to bark, toe bark thereof wasflripped eight foot^ 
or thereabouts^ up from the root of each tree, a flip of the bark of 
fAoutfour inches in ireadtb bavinz been left on one fide of each tree^ 
that each tree^ after having been Jo barked^ had flood during one year 
at baft y and was not before cut down for the making tar\ which mo- 
thoiy if the fame was followed, there is great reafon to apprehend 
wmeld make the tar of the plantations much cooler, and more fit for the 
nts of navigation ; but the inhabitants of tie plantations^ tiot being 
tKperienced in that method 'of making tar, cannot as yet furnifl) any 
fuantities of tar made according to tbofe directions .- as a mrther en- 
oounieement therefore for the making of ur according to the 
ffireaions of the &id aft, be it further enafted. That all and Premium for 
c%cry pNcrfon and perfons that fliall import or caufe to be im- JlJJJ^^ar* 
parted into this kingdom any clean, good, merchantable, well 
eonditioned tar, clear of drofs or water, and fit in every refpedt 
far making cordage, made from trees prepared as aforefaid, ac- 
o»ndingtotbe diredions ofthefiud ad of the eighth year of 
hiB late Majefty's reign, fliall receive, as a premium for the fame, 
four pounds per tan, containing eight barrels, and each barrel 
to gauge thirty one gallons and one half, to be well hooped and 
filed up, on the importation thereof: Provided always. That 
the importer of fuch tar, before he be intitled to any reward or 
mnrinm for the fame, (hall produce to the proper officers of his 
Majefty't cufloms (who arc to grant certificates upon the im- 
partition of tar) fuch certificate upon oath, that all the faid tar 
HM nrade without mixture of any other tar therewith, accord- 
ing 



io8 Anno fecundo Georgii II: c. 55* [1729? 

ing to the direAions of the faid aA, as in the laid adt for .that 
purpofe is particularly mentioned and required. 

XIL And whireas there are in fever al parts of North Britaiii 
commonly called Scotland, great ftore of pine and fir trees fit for mafiu 
yards and bowfprights^ but the lands and woodSy tvhicb may yield fiuh 
naval ftores^ are mojily in parts mountainous and remote from mad'- 
gable rivers-, therefore^ for the encouragement of the proprietors of 
fuch lands and woods j tn the making roads^ faff ages and rivers m 
thofe northern parts ufeful and commodious to the puUicij as well as 
for conveying fuch trees fit for mqfts^ yards and bowfprights to fea 
ports in North Britain, to he brought by fea to that part of Great 
Britain called England : be it ena6ted by the authority afore£iU, 
Premium for That every perfon or perfont, or bodies corporate, that (hall, 
importing from and after the twenty ninth day of September one thouland 
^^^^ ^y^r feven hundred and twenty nine, during the time limited for tba 
Jjl^'^^j^^ granting of premiums to the importers of naval ftores from 
Amirica by virtue of this a6t, bring from North Britain ;tfore- 
faid, into any port of South Britain aforefaid, any trees of tweivar 
inches diameter and upwards, fit for mafts, yards or bow- 
fprights, regularly converted and hewed at leaft into eig^t 
fquares, found, frefli and in good and merchantable* condition, 
mail have and receive as a reward or premium for bringing fudi 
naval ftores from Nor4h Britain to South Britain^ for uich trees 
fit for yards, mafts or bowfpights per tun (allowing forty foot 
to each tun, girt-meafure, according to the cuftomarv way of 
meafuring round bodies) the fum otone pound, whicn laid re- 
ward and premium (hall likewiie be paid and anfwcred, in good 
and lawful money of Groat Britain^ by the commiffioners or 
principal officers of his Majefly*s navy, who are hereby requir- 
ed and impowered to make out a bill or bills to be paid m courie 
on eerdiicate for the iame, upon certificate of the refpeAive chief officer or 
from the chief officers of the cuftoms in any port of South Britain^ w)ieve fiidi 
pla^'of im. trees fit for mafts; yards or bowfprights (hall be imported as 
portation, ' afore(aid; fuch bill or bills to be made out and given to the 
perfon or perfons^ or bodies corporate, importing the fiune as 
aforefaid, within twenty days after the difcharge and unladins 
of the (hip or ve(rel, (hips or veilHs in which fuch trees finU 
be imported, upon a certificate or certificates to be produced to 
the chief officer or officers of the cuftoms where fuch trees (hall 
be imported, which certificate or certificates (hall be under tha 
and theempp. hands and feals of the comptroller and coUedor of his Majefty'r 
^ir"^'^ft^^' ^cuftoms, and fuch naval officer as his Majefty fliall think fit to 
Irhercth™* *Ppoint, or any two of them, refiding at any fuch port or porta 
trees are firlt in North Britain as his Majeily under the great feal of Greai 
ihippcd, Britain (hall think fit to appoint, where fuch trees (hall be iiBt 
barked or (hipped, in order for importing the fame into any port 
of South Britain^ that before the departure of fuch (hip or vefiel, 
fliips or veflels, the perfons, traders or h^tors concerned or em- 
ployed in cutting down fuch trees, or any two of them, had 
made affidavit in writing before fuch comptroller and colleAor 
of his Majefty's cuftoms in Noftb Brittfiuj and fuch naval officer 

99 



t729-1 Anno fccundo Georgii II. c. 35 109 

as his Majefly (hall think fit to appoint, or any two of thetri, 

that fuch trees, fo brought to fuch port of North Britain^ were 

truly and bona fide of the growth and produce of North Britain 

aforefaid ; in which affidavit the panicular number, quantity 

and qualities of fuch trees, together with the time when fuch 

trees were cut down, the names of the proprietors thereof, and 

the place or places where the fame did grow, (hall be fully and 

plainly fpecified and contained; which affidavits the faid comp^ 

troUer and collector of his M^jefty's cuftoms in North Britain^ 

and fuch naval officer as his Majefty (hall think fit to appoint, 

or any two of them, are hereby impowered to take, and to ad- 

minister fuch oath as aforefaid, and the fame affidavits to keep 

in their cuftody, and in which certificate a true copy of fuch 

affidavit (hall be inferted ; as likewife upon oath to be made 

within any port of South Britain^ by the mafter or matters of fuch and on oath 

(hip or veflcl, (hips or vefTels importing fuch trees, that the fame **r !?! ^*' 

were truly laden on board fuch (hip or veflcl, (hips or veflels within ^' 

North Britain aforefaid, and that he or th^ know or believe, that 

the £ud trees were of the growth of North Britain aforefaid : pro^ 

vided always. That the pre-emption or refufal of fuch North 

Britijb trees be offered and tendned to the commiffioners of his Commiflio* 

Majefty's navy upon landing the fame; and if, within the term n«riof the 

of twenty days after fuch tender, the faid commiffioners (hall not [jfe mS^cmp^ 

contraft or bargain for the fame, it (hall and may be lawful for tion. 

the importer or importers, owner or owners of the faid North 

Britijh trees, otherwife to difpofe thereof. 

XIII. And for the better preventing any fraudulent impor- 
tation of foreign trees for mafts, yards or bowfprishts (liot bd- 
ing of the growth or produce of Nifrth Britain) to South iritain^ 
in order to obtain the reward or premium hereby granted for 
North Britijh trees: be it enabled by the authority aforefaid. 
That if any perfon or perfons (halj, during the continuance of penalty for 
this aA, falfly make affidavit of and fwear to the growth of any making falfe 
trees imported as fit for mails, yards pr bowfprights, not beine affidavit, 
of the produce of North Britain^ or (hall counterfeit any fuch or counter- 
affidavit or certificate, as herein is before defcribed, in order to feiting an af- 
get the premium hereby granted for North Britijh trees, all and fidavit or ccr- 
•very fuch perfon and perfons (hall fufFer the like pains and pc- *^^^^^' 
halties, as are incurred by perfons committing wilful and cor* 
nipt peijury, and all and every fuch perfon and perfons com- 
mitting fuch offence (hall forfeit the fum of one hundred pounds, 
one moiety thereof to the king's moft excellent Majefty, his 
heirs and fucceffors, smd the other moiety to any perfon or per- 
Ibns that will fue for the fame in any court of record of Great 
Britaitty wherein no eflbin, protection or wager of law, or more Penalty on 
than one imparlance (hall be allowed; and if any coaiptrolier, ^'"P^^^l'^^* 
ooUeAor or naval officer (hall make any falfe certificate contrary foSewiill? 
to the true meaning of this a6l, fuch comptroller, coUeAor or catr. 
naval officer, and every of them fo offending, (hall incur the 
' fiune pains and penalties, as any officer of any port for the like 
^ttsnec isfor making a faUb certificate for goods and merchan- 
dizes 



1 10. Anno fecundo GfioRGii IL €.^6* {^7^9* 

dizes liable to» hy an z£t made in tlie thirteenth and fourteen 
13 & 14 Car. 1. years of the reigu of king CbarUs the Second, intituled^ Jn a& 
c. 1 1. y^r preventing frauds^ and regulating abufes in his Majejly^s cu/Umu 

Clandeftinely XIV. And be it further enadted by the authority aforefaid, 
importing That if the tnailcr or owner of any uiip or vcflel Qiall clan- 
trees of deftinely import or receive in fuch mip or veilel^. to be imported 
grovnh, and *"^^ ^^^* Britain^ any trees fit for mafts, yards or bovvfprights, 
demanding a not b^ing of the growth of Horth Britain^ as trees of the growth 
|)remiiim, for- of North Britain^ knowing the fame to be foreign trees, and 
leits tool. ii^all demand or receive for fuch foreign trees the reward or pre- 
roium hereby granted for North Britijb trees, fucli maAer or 
owner (hall fomit the fum of one hundred pounds, to be fued 
for and recovered in like manner as aforefaid, and the (hip or 
vedel in which fuch foreign trees (hall be fo fraudulently iok 
ported, with all her guns, tackle, apparel and furniture, (naU bi 
forfeited to the king's Maje(ly, his heirs and fucceflbrs* 
Theexporta- ^^* ^'^^ ^^ ^^ herebjr lurther enabled by the authority afore* 
tion of mafts, &i(l| That the exportation of all mafts, yards and bowipnghli 
&c. from of the growth of Scotland^ from and after the twenty njnth day 
Scotland, to ^f September next, Qx%\\ bq under the fame reftriaions,. rqgida* 
ramtr^eula-' ^^^^^% p;iyments and pen^ties as are direded in this ajdk to be 
tio» a« maiU, obferved, paid and pertormed on the exportation of maAs, yanb 
. 4c. from tbe and bowforights imported from the plantations. 
pUntarioBt. XVI, Provided always. That the importation of the ns^val 
Importation ftores following) viz. pitch, tax;, turpentine, m^s^ yards am} 
Tr^mAmr.^^ bowfprights of the growth or produce of his Majc(hr's coloniei 
rica, how to ^^ plantations in America^ (ball be fubjedt to the (ame rqgula-* 
be regulated, tions, rcfiridtions and limitations, in reference to the (hipping 
and navigating thereof, and fuch fecurity (hall be given rorim^ 
porting the fame into Great Britain^ ano fubje<5t to fuch penaU 
ties and forfeitures, as the importation of fugar, tobacco, cor<* 
ton, wool, iad,ig<>» ginger, (iiftick suid other dying wood, for hit 
Majefty's colonies a^d plantations in Jmerica^ are (^utyecSi: unto. 
Omtitmd as tQ ^^W* ^^ ^^ '^ further ena<fted by the authority aforefaid^ 
the ^emium, Ti^^t the aforementioned premiums upon mafts, yards and bow* 
&rf.^r>5<^* fpi'^gb^^t^^r, pitch and turpentine, (ball be paia upon tbe inn-* 
a. c. 35. portation of tUe faid naval (lores, for and during the term of 
thirteen year$^ to commence from the twenty ninth day of 
September one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine, and 
from thence to the end of the next fe(fion of parliaxoent, and 
no lopg^er. 

CAP. XXXVI. 

M a^for the bitter regulation and government offeamen iiB 
tie mercbants fervice. 

WHEREAS the welfare and riches of this kingdom greatly 
depend on tbi trade and navigatim thereof j theTanu buoM of 
peat ufe and benefit^ and tending very much to enrich thtfubjeGk 
ihereoU upon which great numbers of the artificers and manufa£furiKi 
tiviliUoids wholly depend i and whtreQsforJVcralyean Ic^pafl^ ikf, 

navigation 



729*] Anno fecundo Georgii II. c. 36. s 1 1 

migation carried on by the mertbants to parts btyoni thefeas^ hath 

ion and doth Jiill remain under very great difieulties and expenees^ 

by the uncertainty they labour under byjeamen and mariners^ whojhip 

tbem/ilvei on board merchant Jhips^ and after they havefo dcne^ neg* 

U& their duty^ and will not remain on board their Jhipi or Vejfels to 

difcharge their dutv ; and very o/ten^ when /hips and vejfels come to bi 

deared out 9 in order to proceed on their refpe^ive voyages^ the/eamen 

refufe to proceed with them^ without coming to new agreements for 

increafing their wages^ and many of them will leave their Jbips and 

vejfels and not proceed on their voyages^ which puts the owners of fuch 

finps and vejfels to great trouble and charges to get other failors or 

mariners in their fiead^ and often is a means to overfet the voyages of 

fiuh Jbips and vejfels^ to the gnat prijudice of the owners and freight" 

ers of the goods on board the f aid Jmps and vtjfeU ; and yet Juch fed- 

men and mariner Sf after they have committed Jtuh offences and dtfor-^ 

iersj will bring anions againjl the owners or ma/ters of the faid Jbips 

and vejfels for the recovery of their wages^^ from the time of their 

/hipping themfehes unto the time they quit the faid fbips and vejfeh : 

and whereas many of the faid feamen and mariners will negleQ their 

duty when on board atfea^ anddifcrt their Jbips and vejjils inforsign 

fartSf which puts the faid owners of Jbips and veffels to very great 

difficulties and expences^ to get others in their Jieadj to bring that 

fbAi and vejfels home \ and afterwards fuch feamen and mariners in* 

fifi on recovering their wageSy notwithjianding their vobintary de^ 

fortion ; all wbid> is a great ^fcouragement to trade and navigation : 

therefore, in order to prevent fuch praAices for the future, may 

it pleaie your MajeAy that it nuy be enadted ; and be it ena£ted 

by the lung's moft excellent maiefty, by aiid with the advice 

ind content of the lords fpirituaf and temporal and commons 

in this prefent parliament aflemhled, and by the authority of 

the £ime. That from and after the twenty fourth day of June No mafterf of 

one thouland feven hundred and twenty nine, it (hall not be <hips to pro- 

lawful for any mafter or commander of :iny (hip or veflfel bound *^^®e"^ith- 

U> parts beyond the feas, to carry any feaman or mariner, ex- ^^^^jng' 

cept his apprentice or apprentices, to lea, from any port or place with Oie mari- 

where he or they were entred or (hipt, to proceed on any voyage ners for wages. 

to parts beyond the feas> without firil coming to an a^eement 

or contraA with fuch feamen or mariners for their wages, which 

aflTcement or agreements (hall be made in writing, declaring 

what wares each feaman or mariner is to have refpedlively during 

the whole voyage, or for fo long time as he or they (nail (hip 

Chemfelves for ; and alfo to exprefs in the faid agreement or 

contrad the voyage for which fuch feaman or ouriner was (hipt. 

to perform the fame ; and in cafe any mafter or commander ^ ADDrenfkes 

any (hip or veflel (hall carry out any feaman or mariner, except excepted, 

his ajpprentice or apprentices, upon any voyage to parts beyond 

the teas, without firft entring mto fuch agreement or contnUft 

as afoiefiud, and he and they figning the fame, fuch mafter or 

eoibinahder (hall forfeit and pay the fum of five pounds foe ^^ forfeiture 

fiwiy fuch (eaman or mariner which he (hall carry to (ea, with- ^gjjj^gr*^ ***^ 

oitt crnrk^ into fuch agreement in writing as aforefaid, to the 



112 Anno fecundo GfeoROn II. c. 36. Ujiv 

tfc of Greenwich hofpital, to be recovered upon information ori 

the oath of one or more witneft or wititeflcs, btfore any one or 

more of his Majefty's juftice or jufticcs of the peacd^ who arc 

hereby authorized and required to liTue out his or their warrant 

or warrants to bring before him or them fdch mstfter Of com- 

flfiander of any fuch Ihip or veflcl ; and in cafe he or they fefiife 

to pay (lich penalty or forfeiture sis aforefsiid, to grim his oi 

their warrant or warrants, to levy the fame by diftrcfs and falc 

of the offender's goods ; and, in cafe no diftrefs can be found,' 

to commit the ofrendef or offenders to the common gaol of the 

city, county, town or place, there to remain Until he of they 

fhall pay the fame. 

Marincn to XL And be it-further ^adted. That if any feaman or mari- 

fign the agree- ner enter or (hip himfclf on board any merchant (hip dr veflcl 

m«ot. {jjj j^j^y intended -voyage fof pafti beyond the feas,- he and they 

fo entring themfelves as afofefaid, (hall, and the^ ire hereby 

obliged to fign fuch agreement or con^a^t withm three daysr 

after he of they (hall have entred themfdtes on board any (hi{i( 

or veflel, in order to proceed on any voyaee as aforefaid ; which 

agreement or agr^ments, or contrads, after the figning there-} 

of, (hall be conclu(ive and binding to all patties, for and durine 

the time or times fo agreed or contracted for, to all mtents ao3 

purpofes, any cuftom or ufage to the contrary in any wife not* 

withftanding. 

Penalty cm HI. And be it enarJted and declared by the authority afore-' 

krtiir^"^^* faid. That ift cafe any feaman or mariner (hall deffeft or rcfiife 

^^' to proceed on the voyage on board aiiy (hip or veflel, bduAd fo' 

parts beyond the feas as aforefaid, or that (hall defert from the 

(hip or veffcl to which he or they (hall belong, in parts beyond 

the fcas, after he of they (hall have (igned foch cohtraft or 

agreement, he or they (hall forfeit to the owners of fuch (hip or 

veilel the wa^s- which (hall be due to him Or them at the timd 

of his or then: defeating ftom fuch (hip or vefiel^ or thOSxaMf 

f efufing to proceed on fuch voyage. ^ 

tufticci of* the ^^ • ^^^ ^^ '* furthef" enacted. That in cafe an^ fuch (eaniari 

pe^ice mftv Or mariner fhall defert or abfent himfelf from :my (irch (hip xtl 

commit de- ve(rd, after he or they have entred into and (igned fuch 6M!k- 

lertcri to the ^^ ^^ agreement to proceed xt^an any voyage to parts beyond 

region. ^' *« feas as aforefaid*, upon application made to an^of h?s Ma- 

fefty*s juftlces of the peace, within their refpedtive jurifdidiOftsj 

Dy the matter of commander, owner or owners, or other pcr- 

fen or perforts having charge of the faid (hrp of veflTe! to wbIcK 

fuch C^tAan of mariner did belong, it (hall and tMI^ be lawfii! 

for fuch juftice of jufticed, and they are hereby required to iffuc 

forth his or their warrant or warrants to apprelvend fuch fisiman 

6r mariner ; and in cafe he or they (hall refufe to proceed on thcf 

ioyage fof which he or thev entred into c0ntra6t or agreement 

ilo perform as' aforefaid, and (hall not ^ve a fufBciem reafon for 

foch refufal, to the fatisfsKMon of fuch juftice or juftices, then tc^ 

eomtoft fudi (ieaman or mariner fo the hdufe of corre^ion, thbrd 

io be kept to batrd laboitf^ Adt att«e»Bfig thirty days Mr MM 

thw 



^?^9'1 Anno fecundo Georgii H. c.36. 113 

than fomteen days, any thing to the contrary notwithftanding. 

V. And be it ena<fted by the authority aforefaid, That in caJc Penalty on 
any feaman or mariner rfi^ll abfent himfelf from the Ihip or mariners ab- 
veflcl to which he (hall belong, without leave from the mafter ^^^^^ ^"^JJ 
or commander, or other chief officer, having the charge of fuch ^^ leave?* 
ftip^ or veilel, every fuch feaman or mariner (hall, for every fuch 

day's abfence, forfeit two days pay to the ufe of Greenwich hof- 
pital, to be recovered, applied and difpofed of as is herein after 
directed by this adt. 

VI. And whereas feamen and mariner z^ after their Jbips arrival penalty for 
at their unlivering port in Great Britain, ofttimes leave the Jhips leaving the 
and vejfels before they are unladen^ or before the faid feamen and ^}^ before 
mariners are difcharged by the wafers or commanders of fuch Jbips ^^^^chargcd. 
^d vejfels ; in order to prevent fuch pra6lices for the fjture ; be 

k further enabled by the authority atorefaid. That in cafe any 
feaman or mariner, not entring into the fervice of his Majefty, 
his heirs and fucceflbrs, (hall leave fuch (hip or ve(Iel, to which 
he or they belong, before he or they (hall have a difcharee in 
writing from the mafter or commander, or other perfon Tiav- 
«ig the charge of fuch (hip or vefTel, he or they fo leaving fuch 
ihip or ve(lel (hall forfeit one month's pay, to be recovered, ap- 
plitd and difpofed of as is herein after direfted. 

VII; And be it further enadted by the authority aforefaid, Matters to pay 
That dpon the arrival of any (hip or ve(rel into Great Britain marinen wa- 
from piarts beyond the feas, the matters or commanders of fuch S" »" 3© days 
ftiips or veflels (hall be, and they are hereby obliged to pay the ^Zt!""^^ 
feamen and mariners belonging to fuch (nips or veflels their 
wages, if demanded, in thirty days after the faid (hips or velTels 
being entred at the cuftom-houfe, except in cafe where a cove- 
nant (hall be entred into to the contrary, or at the time the faid 
feamen and marinors (halt be difcharged, which (hall firft hap- 
pen« if demanded, deducing out of fuch wages the penalties 
and forfeitures by this adt impofed, under the penalty of pay- 
ing to each feaman or mariner that (hail be unpaid, contrary to 
the mtent and meaning of this adt, twenty (hillings over and 
abcrve the wages that (hall be due to each perfon, to be recover- 
ed by the fame means and methods as the wages may be re- 
eovtred ; and fuch payment of wages aforefaid (hall be good 
and valid in law, notwithftanding any adtion, bill of fale, at- 
tachment or incumbrance whatfoevcr. 

yilL And be it further enafted. That no feamen-t)r mari- incafcof fuit 
jier by entring into or figning fuch coniradl or agreement as for wages, 
aforefaid, (hall be deprived of or hindred from ufmg any means !"*^*J?**"^ 
or methods for the recovery of wages againft any (hip, the agreement. 
mafter or owners thereof, which he may now lawfully make ufe And icamen 
€)f, and that in all cafes where it (hall or may be nccc(rary that not deprived 
iM eohtra<ft or agreement in writing aforefaid (hould be pro- ^f other re- 
Alced in court, no obligation (hall lie on any feaman or mari- "™* "' 
lifcr to produce the fame, but on the mafter,, owner or owners 
l#€be (hip for which the wages fliall be demanded ; and no fea-. 
man or niartnec (haU* fail in any fuit, adtion or procefs for re- 
-Vtet* XVI. 1 covcfy 



114 Anno fecundo Georgii IL c. 36. [1729W 

covery of wages for want of fuch agreement or contmA bdng 
produced ; any law, ufage or cuftom to the contrary notwith- 
(landing. 
Mafterttode- IX. And be it further cnadled, That the mafters or com- 
diia out of manders, or owners of any (hips or veflels fhall and they here* 
feamenf wages \yy j^^yg fyij power to dedudl, out of the wages of any feaman 
ducTo Green- ®^ mariner, all the penalties and forfeitures to be incurred ^ 
wkh bofpital.' this ad, and to enter them in a book or books to be kept for 
that purpofe, and to make oath, if required, to the truth there- 
of ; which book or books (hall be figned bv die faid mafter or 
commander of each (hip or yeCkl relpedively, and two or more 
principal officers belonging to fuch (hips or vefTels, fetting forth 
that the penalties and forfeitures contained in fuch book or 
books, are the whole penalties and forfeitures ftopt from any 
feamen or mariners during the whole voyage ; which penalties 
and forfeitures (except the forfeiture of wages to the owners on 
the defertion of any feaman or mariner, or on refufing to pro- 
ceed on the voyage) (hall go to and be applied to the ufe of 
Greenwich hofpital, and not otherwife, to be paid and accounted 
for by the mafters and commanders of (hips and veflels coming 
from parts beyond the feas, to the fame officer or ofRcers^ at 
any port or place, who collects the fix pence per month, de-. 
dueled out of feamens wases, for the uie of the faid hofptal ; 
which officer (hall have and hereby hath full power to admini- 
fter an oath to every commander or mafter refpedively touch- 
ing the truth of fuch penalties and forfeitures, to be paid, ap* 
plied and difpofed of as aforeEaid. 
Forfeitures to X. And be it further enadted, That in cafe any maflers or 
be paid to the commanders, or owners of any (hips or veflels (hall deduA out 
hofpital with- Qf the wages of any feamen or mariners, any of the penalties 
» 3 months. ^^ forfeitures, which by this aft are direded to be dcduficd 
add applied to and for the ufe of Greenwich hofpital, and (hall 
not pay the money fo dedudled to fome officer or officers who* 
colle6t the fix pence per month, dedu<5ted out of feamens wag^s> 
for the ufe of the faid hofpital, in the port or place where Aich 
dedu6tion (hall be made, within three months after fuch de« 
dudion, every perfon (b negledting to pay the money deduAed 
as aforefaid, (nail forfeit and pay treble the value thereof to the 
ufe of the faid hofpital ; whicn, together with the moaey d^ 
dudted as aforefaid, (hall and may be recovered by the famo' 
means and methods as any penalties and forfeitures for not du- 
ly paying the faid fix pence per month can or may be recovered. 
Publick aa^ XL And be it further enaded. That this adb (hall be deem- 
ed and taken to be a publick a£t ; and all judges and jufticas- 
are hereby obliged to* take notice of it as fuch» without fpecial 
pleading the fame. 
Contliiiwtion ^^^' Provided always, and it is hereby enadled, That this a& 
of the 96t, ^^^^ continue and be m force for the fpace of five years, to be 
CoMtimud by reckoned from the faid twenty fourth day of June one tboufand 
s^Geo.x.c.»6» feven hundred and twenty nine, and from thence to the end of 
tlie then next felTion of parliament^ and no longer. 



<>3d.] Anrio tertio Georgii II. C. 1-^5. 1 15 

Xflt Provided, That nothing in this aft contained (hall ex- j^f ^"^^^^^^^" 
tend or be conftrued to extend to debar any fcaman or mariner ^rom^entring 
belonging to any merchant Ihip.or yeflcl, from entring or being his Majeity'« 
entred into the fervice of his Majefty, his heirs and fucceflbrs, fervicc. 
on board any of his or their fliipd or vcflels ; nor fliall fuch fca- 
man or manner, for fuch entry, forfeit the wages due to him, 
during the term of his fervice in fuch merchant (hip or vo(rel y 
nor (hall fuch entry be deemed a defcrtion; 



j^mQ Regni GJEORGII II. tertio^ 

AT the parliament begun and bolden at Weftminftfer 
the twenty-tbird day of January, Anno Domini 6>ie 
iboufand feven hundred and twenty fcven^ in the firft year of 
tie reign of our fovereign lord George II. by the grace of 
God ofGTt2X Britain, France and Ireland, King^ defender 
if the faiths &c. and from thence continued by feveral proro^ 
gations to the thirteenth day of January one thoufand feven 
igadred and twenty nine^ being the third feffion of this prefent 
parliaments 

CAP. i. 

An aft for (rranting an aid to his Majefty by a land-tax to be hiifed in 
Great Bntain* for the fervice of the year one thoufand feven hundred 
dind thirty^ EXP. 21. in the pound. 

iMtfbu arjfi^ bertby^ bono u hi applud^ s Geo. s. e. 16. fe6l. 1 1. 

CAP. II. 

An aft for puniihing miitiny and defertion, and for the better f»ayiiient of 

the army and.their quarters. EXP. 

CAP. m. 

An aift fb^ providing a maintenance for the rainifter of the parifh church 

of Saint Mary Stratfbhl Bow in the ortint^ of Mlddlefex. 
Appointment of 3*500!. to purchafe.lands» &ow for the minifter of St^Mtfy 
Stratibrd Bow. A fum not exceeding 46 1. per ann. to be raifed on tiic 
pewB. Cbufchwardens may make vaults, «c. Churchwardens to pay 
2d L per ann« to the re£(of. Veftrymen tQ eleft a le^tnrer* and all officers. 
The great tithes continued to Brazen Noie college. The two portionifts 
to^receive each lol.. per ano. during their incumbencies. The new church 
not to be held in Commendam. 

CAP. IV. 

An aft for making more effeftual an ad pafled in the eleventh year of the 
ivign ot his late majefty King George tne Firft, for repairing and widen- 
ing the road from Sherbrook Hill near Buxton and Chappie in the Frith 
in the county of Derby, to Manchefier in the county of Lancafter. 

n# fiCr 4Br$ cwtimud far %i years, from the firft of May 1 7 30. Cojttinuid b^ 

adiGco.a.c.i«« 

CAP. V* 

At aft to enable his Ma^y, to prohibit any perfon or peribns, his Ma- 
]^tf% fubjeftsy pr refiding within this kinp^om, to advance or lend any 
fum or fbms of money to any foreign pnnce, flate or potentate, with- 
mux licentc ^btuned from his MtjSy under his privy fealj or foaie 
^ftraterliutbonty. EXP. 



1 15 Anno tertio Georgii IL c. Cyji 1^7}^ 

Hit Maiefty may prohibit, by proclamation, the advancing money toforeigo 

princrs without licence, mt to reftrain negotiating in ft>reign funds, &c. 

Profecution to commence in ft calendar months. Continujition for two 

years. 

CAP. VI. 

An a6^ for making more efFe^ual an aA pafTed in the twelfth year of the 
rtign of his late majefty King George the Firft, for repairing the roads 
therein mentioned between Crackley Bank in the parilh of Idfall atias 
Shilfnal!, and the town of Shrewsbury, in the county of Salop. 

^b€aSiofl^ Geo. i. c. 9. wbicb nvas to hi in force fir %\ yemrs^fr^m tbefrf 
^fjuni 1716, is continued for the further term oj n^ years. 

CAP. VII. 
An aEl for continuing the duties upon maUy muMj cfier and 
perry in that part of Great Britain called England \ and 
for granting to bis Majefty certain duties upon malt ^ mum^ 
cyder andp^ry in that part of Great Britain called Scot- 
land, for the fervice t>f the year one tboufand feven hm- 
dred and thirty ; for exempting from the faid duties cyder 
and perry ufedfor diJUlling^ for afcertaininr the bounty for 
malt export ed\ for better preventing frauds in the maltii^ 
of corn fcr exportation i for making good the deficiency of a 
late malt aS \ and for giving further time to clerks and tip- 
proitices to pay duties omitted to be paid for their indent' 
ures and contrails. 

Twoclaurcs in ^^^^' A ^ '^ whcreoi by an oH of fMrlhiment made in the Jixth 
the aa 6 Geo. XX year cf his late majefly King George the Fir/t^ intituled^ 

ax.ai.re£ti,s. An a(5l for preventinj^ frauds and abufes in the publick rerenues 
of excife, cuftoms, (tamp duties, pail office and houfe money, 
it is enabled f That from and, after tlye twenty fourth day rf, June 
one thoufaud feven hundred and twenty^ no waljier or maker of mob 
for exportation^ fhall caufe or petmit any barky or other corn or grain 
by himy her or them malung into malt, to be ftape^^ wetted or watired 
upen the couch or floor y or in any other pkce buu in their rejpi^ive 
ctfttrns duly entrea for that purpofe^ on pain of forfeiting for every 
bufhcl of malty which fhallbe found to have been Jeeped^ Wittid or 
watered contrary to the true intent and mtanitig of the fcidaUt^ the 
fum of two JhiUings and fix peace: and whereas in the befnri neiod 
a^ it is further enaiiedy That from and after the twenty fowrtb day 
of June one thoufand feven hundred and twenty^ no fuch malfiif or 
maker cf malt for exportation Jhall caufe or permit any corn or grain 
by them making into malty to be worked or made in fuch manner that 
the fame flxill accrefpire {that is to fay) run oufy grow $r fprout at 
that end of the corn or grain from which the blade proceeds ; and in 
cafe it fhall appear upon examination that more than one tart in fif- 
teen of fuch corn or grain is accrtfpiredy the entire wetting of molt^ 
whereof fuch corn or grain wai part^ fhall be deemedy taken and 
charged as accrefpire i malt^ and the mnljler and maker thereof fhall be 
charged with the full duty of fix pence a bi^el for every bujhel of 
malt of that wetting^ and fhall alfo forfeit andkfi for eury boifidl 



1730.] Anno temo GEOftoti IT. c. 7« 117 

rf tbi faid mah^ the further fum of five Jbillings : and whereas 01 

tie time rfmaiing thefaid aH all malt was liable te and charged with 

4be duties impefed tbereen^ but fueh malt^ as Jbeuld afterwards be 

exported to fereigu partSj waste have the benefit of drawing back the 

duties paid on the making thereof ^ but fince that time for fome years 

kft pqft^ and by thisaif^ all malt made and entredfor exportation on^ 

Ifj is not charged with any duiy on the making thereof and on that 

auount hath not any drawback en the exportation thereof: and whereat 

the before recited claufes were chiefiy intended to prevent any frauds 

that might he committed in drawing hacky on fuch exportation^ more 

money than was at firft paid or charged for the duties on the making 

fucb mah\ hut as m fitch drawbacks do nowfubfijij and as by frequent . 

experience it hath beenfoundy the method prefcribed by thefaid claufes 

for preventing eucrefpiring^ hath in many cafes been impra^icabky and 

bath occafioned great vexations and difputes between the makers of malt 

and the officers for infpeiiing and managing the faid duties^ and is a 

grecU ob/iru^ion to the free and extenfive exportation of malted com^ 

whereby foreigners are encouraged to malt corn themfelvesy to the great 

prejudice of this nation : for the preventing thefe mifchiefs and 

inconveniencies, and for the better encouraging the exportation 

of malted com, and at the iame time preventing any abufes in 

the bounties or allowances ftill allowed bylaw on malt exported ; 

be it enaded by the authority aforefaid. That from and after the The two 

twenty fourth day ofjuneone thoufand feven hundred and thirty, claufes repeal- 

the faid two before recited claufes in thefaid adt of the fixth year ^* 

of his faid late Majefty's reign (hall be and are hereby repealed, 

made null and void, to all intents and purpofes, and from thence- 

fonh (hall not be put in execution; any law, ftatute or ufage to 

£he contrary in any wife notwithftanding* 

XIV. And be it further enaded by the authority aforefaid, Allowancesfor 
That from and after the faid twenty foinrth day of June one thou- exporution of 
fiuid feven hundred and thirty, there (hall be allowed to malfters malt. 

and makers of malt for exportation, for every tvrenty quarters of 
barley or other com or grain that fliali be entred and made into 
malt for exporution, an allowance of thirtv quarters, after the 
(ame (hall be dried and made into malt, and no more, upon the 
exportation thereof, though by their fteeping, wetting and water- 
ing the fame, the faid twenty quarters (hall be run out to any great- 
er quantity, excecrding the faid thirty quarters, according to an a£t 
of parliament made in the firft year of the reien of their late ma- , ^ ^ ^^ 
jefties King William and Queen Mary^ intituled, Jn a£i for en- ^^ \^ ^, ,^^ 
imetaging thi exportation of corny and in fuch cafes where by the 
irfbrefaid aA of parliament they are intitied to the fame, and fo 
in proportion for a greater or leifer quantity, 

XV. And be it further enabled by the authority aforefaid, 

"that from and after the faid twent)f fourth dav of June one ^"malt bdn* 
tiioufand feven hundred and thirty, if any perlon or perfons exported,^Tiui 
ivho (hall export any malt into foreign parts, (hall produce a fecurity, al- 
certificate or certificates from the officer or officers with whom lowancc to be 
Ifie entry of the com or grain intended to be made into malt P*^^* 
1)f]Si lute bten made, of the particular fum or fums of money 

1 3 that 



1 1 8 Anno terdo Georgix IL c. *fl [i 73P* 

that fuch perfon or perfons is intitled to receive, according ta 
the aforefaid allowance of thirty quarters of malt for every twen- 
ty quarters of corn or grain, and fo in proportion for a greater 
pr Ufler quantity that Hiall have been entred to be nnade into 
* jtialt for exportation, which certificates the faid officers arc here- 
by upon demand required to give gratis \ and upon fuch perfon 
or perfons giving fufficient fecurity before the (hipping thereof 
for exportation, that the particular quantity of malt which (hall 
be intended to be exported as aforefaid, or any part thereof, (hall 
not be relanded or brought again into any part or parts of Gnai 
Britain^ which fecurity the cuftomer or colle6tor of the port, 
where the fame is intended to' be exported, is hereby direded and 
authorized to take in his Majefty's name, and to his Majeft/t 
ijfc; tlien the colledlor or chief officer of the port where fuch 
malt (hall be exported, (hall give to the exporter thereof a certi- 
ficate or debenture dire<aed to the proper perfon or perfons, by 
whom the faid allowance by the aforefaid a6l of parliament is di- 
rected to be paid; which certificate or debenture being produced 
tp fuch perfon or perfons, he is hereby required to pay fuch al- 
lowance to the perfons or their agents fo exporting the fame. Pro-: 
yided always, That if after the (hipping of any fuch malt to be 
exported, and the giving fuch fecunty as aforefaid, in order to 
obtain the aforefaid allowance, the malt fo (hipped to be exported 
PjoaUj- on or any part thereof, (hall be relanded in any part ol Great Briimn^ 
remanding. ^j^^^ then, and in every fuch cafe, over and above the penalD^ of 
the bond, which (hall be levied and recovered to his Majefly's 
ufe, all the malt which (hall be relanded, and treble the value 
thereof (hall be forfeited; that is to fay, one moiety thereof to 
the King, and the other moiety thereof to the perfon or perfons 
that (hall feize, inform or fue for the fame. 

XVI. And whereas maifters and maker's of malt for expertatiw^ 

do frequently mix the produce of two or more Jleepings of com or 

grain that have been entred to be made into malt for exportation^ on 

or as foon as it comes off from the kihy by reafon whereof the officers 

for the duties upon malt cannot afcer tain the real produce thereof ^by which 

means great quantities of each fleeping of fuch malt are or may bit 

privately conveyed away j and made ufe of for home confwmption^ though 

the fame has not been charged with the duty as all malt made for home 

fonfumption ought to be: be it enaded by the authority aforefaid. 

Malt (tcepng That from and after the faid twenty fourth day of June one thpu- 

*'^'^*^Sbekept ^^"^ '^^^'^ hundred and thirty, all and every mal(ter or maifters, 

fc^Aratc till maker or makers of malt for exportation, (hall keep the whole 

meafured. ^nd entire quantity of his, her or their com or grain making into 

malt for exportation, of one fteeping or wetting, when the famia 

fhall be on the kiln, or after the fame (hall be taken o(F the kiln^ 

feparate and apart from all and every part of any other former 

fteeping or wetting of com or grain, until the fame (hall have been 

meafured by fuch maifters or makers of malt, in the prcfencc of 

fome officer or officers for the duty upoii malt, on pain of forfdt- 

ing and lo(ing the fum of fifty pounds. 

XVIL And 



f 73^*1 Anno tcrtio Georgii II. c. 7. ^^9 

XVII. And be it further enadted by the authority aforcfaid, ^ ^^^^ ^^ 
That from and after the faid twenty fourth day of June one thou- give notice, to 
fand feven hundred and thirty, all fuch maulers or makers of officers, ^c. 
malt for exportation, (hall give notice in writing to fome officer 
or officers of the duties upon malt, or (hall leave notice in writing 
It the next office of excife where the journal is kept, of the hour 
when he, (he or they (hall intend to take any malt o(F the kiln 
or kilns, that fuch omcer or officers may attend the meafurinsof 
fuch malt; and after fuch malt has been meafured, the fame (hall Malt to be ex- 
be immediately carried on (hipboard, if intended to be then ex- ported, or 
ported, or elfc (hall immediately be locked up and fecured in fome *^*^«^ "P* 
ftorehoufe, or other place belonging to fuch malfters or makers 
of malt, in the prefence of the faid officer or officers, on pain 
of forfeiting the fum of fifty pounds. 

XVIIL And be it farther enadted by the authority aforefaid. Penalty on 
That from and after the faid twenty fourth day of June one thou- opening th^ 
fimd feven hundred and thirty, if any fuch malfter or malfters, ^•^'^*» *^' 
or maker or makers of malt, or any other perfon or perfons what^ 
foever^ by his order, privity or diredtions, after any ftceping or 
iiuikiBg of malt (hall have been locked up and fecured in any 
Aorehoufe, or other plac^ or places in manner as aforefaid, (hall 
open any of the locks or doors, or (hall make any way or kind 
of entrance into fuch ftorehoufe, or other plgce or places, or (halt 
remove any part whatever of jthe partition between any fuch 
florchoufe or place, or any other place or places whatever next 
thereunto adjoining, or (hall remove out of the faid ftorehoufe or 
other place, any quantity whatever of the faid malt that has been 
£> locked up and fecured, without the knowledge or confent of» 
or without having firft given notice to fome officer or officers for 
the £3ud duties, he, (he or they (hall reljj^tvely forfeit and lofp 
the fum of one hundred pounds. 

XIX. And thg better to enable the officers for the duties upon malt 
t§ difeover whether all fuch malt made for exportation^ ana that has 
tien locked up and fecured in any florehoufe^ or other place or places^ 
U be exported^ has been really exported: be it enaded by the autho- 
rity aforefaid. That z\\ and evpry fuch malfter or malfters, or J^j^ ,7-^ tS 
maker or makers of malt, that on the faid twenty fourth day of ;[{|.^ out of 
June one thoufand feven hundred and thirty (hall have any quan- their ware- 
tity of malt locked up and fecured in any ftorehoufe, or in any houfes all malt 
other place or places, as is before dire<fted, to be exported, (hall '«''»^^^^"'"^ 
within nine months next after the faid twenty fourth day of June ™°" 
one thoufand feven hundred and thirty remove and clear out of 
his Aorehoufe, or other place or places, all and every part and 
mured thereof, that any time after the faid twenty fourth dav of 
june one thoufand feven hundred and thirty (hail be locked up 
and fecured in fuch ftorehoufe or other place, in order to be ex- 
ported, and fliall always from time to time» in every nine months, 
XtOkO^t and clear out of fuch ftorehoufe, or other place or places, 
in ordtr to be exported, all and every part and parcel ot malt, 
that at any time, within every nine months after tne laft clearing, 
^|iaU be locked up and fecured in any ftorehoufe, or in any other 

I ^ V^acQ 



120 



And fo all fu- 
ture malfters* 



Penaltiet and 
forfeitures 
how to to 
levied« 



Anno tertio Georoii II. c. S. t'73^ 

place or places tbat (hall be made ufe of by him, her or theoiy 
tor the keeping of malt for exportation, on pain of forfeiting and 
lofing the fum of fifty pounds^ - ^ 

Xa. And be it further enadted by the authority aforefaid. 
That from and after the faid twenty fourth day of Jum one thou- 
fand feven hundred and thirty, all and every perfon or perfons 
whatfoever, that (hall Ikcome malfters or makers of malt for 
exportation, and (hall make ufe of any (lorehoufe or (lorehoufes, 
place or places, for the keeping of malt for exportation, (hall 
vrithin nine months after the b^inning to make ufe of any fuch 
ftorehoufe or ftorehoufes, or fuch other place or places, remove 
and clear out of fuch places, to be exported, all and every part 
and parcel of fuch malt, that at any time or times (hall have been 
put into fuch place or places, within nine months after he, (he 
or they (hall have begun to make ufe of fuch place or places, and 
(hall always from time to time remove and clear out of fuch 
ftorehoufe or other place, to be exported, all and every quantity 
of malt whatever, that within every nine months after the laft 
clearing (hall at any time be locked up and fecured in fuch ftore* 
boufc or ftorehoufes, or i|i any other place or places that (hall be 
made ufe of by him, her or them, for the keeping of malt madi (^ 
for exportation, on pain of forfeiting and Ipfing the fum of fiftf ^ 
pounds. V 

XXI. And be it further ena6ted by the authority aforefaid. 
That all fines, penalties and forfeitures for any offence agaioft 
this ad, fhall be fued for, levied and recovered or miti|atedt by 
the fame ways, means and methods, as any penalty or forfeiture 
given by any of the laws of excife upon beer, ale, or other liquors, 
can or may be fued for, levied, recovered or piiti|;atedt or by 
any law or laws of excife, or by action of debt, bill, plaint or 
information in any of his Majefty's courts of record at ff^e^wdn* 
Jter-y and that one moiety of fuch fines, penalties and forfeitures 
fhall be to his Majefty, his heirs and fucceflbrs, and the other 
moiety to him or them that fhall difcover, inform or fue for die 
fame. 

Claufe of loan at 3I. per cent. Monev lent may be trahifbrred. Excbe, 
quer may fue out new exchequer-bills, to bear interefl at id. per cent, 
per drem, and to be placed as caib in the exchequer. Monies arifiM by 
^his a£i applied to pay off the loans and excheouer-biUs, &c. ClaoK fvr 
relief of clerks, &c. whofe mafters have oroittea to pay the duties, aiul to 
have their indentures (lamped. Exp. 

CAP. VIII. 

^n an for the better regulating eleBi$m in the city of ^ot^ 
wich, and for treferving the peace^ good order andgoroern- 
ment of the faid city. 

WHEREAS many unhappy contrcverfies and dijfenjiom have 
of late yean arifen in the city ^Norwich, at the eleSticns $f 
fitlzens to ferve in parliament y and alfo vf mayors^ Jheriffs^ alder^ 
men and common councilmen of and for the fdd city, toufUng the Av 
6 ' ^dKff 



► 



i73o*l Anno teitio Geor6ii H. c. 9,10,11. 121 

C"> and vdlidiiy of the votes of many perfmsj toho in fucb ek^imt 
offend to vote: and whereas the time appointed by the ebarters 
of the faid eity is not fufficient to elefffo great a number of common 
countilmen for each great wardy as are thereby yearly dire&cd to be 
ehofen^ when fucb elections happen to be controverted : andwhereasjreat 
differences and Sfenfions have arifen between the mayor ^ Jheriffs and 
ddemun^ and the commons oj the common council of the faid cityy in 
or concerning the making or paffing of a^Sy orders or ordinances in 
iommon council^ or affembly of the reprefentative body of the faid dty^ 
which have often obfiruSled thepuhlici bufinefs and concerns thereat 
now to the intent that a flop may be put to al! fuch controverfies 
and diflenfions as aforefaid, touching the legality c^ voters, that 
the x^umber of coRimon councilmen may be yearly eleAed, an4 
that the publick bufineis of the faid city may not be obftn^^ : 
be it enaAed, CsT^. 

Oaths to be tendred at ele^ioni m Norwich. RefiiGng to fvirear, the vofe^ 
or poll dtfallowed« One of the checks, &c. may go into the priTons to take 
the votes there. *The oaths i Geo. i. fttt. a. c. 13. to be taken by elec- 
ton, if reqaired. Three common councilmen for each great ward, to e« 
VeSt the remaining number of common councilmen.' Vacancies to be fiUed 
np ui 48 tours after notice. None but inhabitants to be chofen (heriffii. 
1^ %o a6b valid without alTent of the major part, &c. Mayors to nominate « 

•iitui as cuftomary. Penalty on abtence from the quvteriy aflemblks. 

CAP. IX. 
Ab oBl for rrpsinng the road leadins from a gate called 6hi{>fton Toll 
Gate, at Bridge Town in the pariin of Old Stratford in the countf of 
Warwick, through Alderminfter and Shipfton upon Stower to the top 
of Long Compton Hill in the faid county. 

The feolU are \o continue from the »4th day of July 1730, for %\ years. 
eSmtiBWiit by If Gto, »« c i», 

CAP. X. 

^ aft for rejMuring the road leading irom G^ley Comet adjoining to En- 
field Chafe in the pari(h of South Mims in the county of Middleicx, to 
- Leoisford Mill in the county of Hertford. 

The tolls commenced from the firft of June 1730, and are to continue for 
SI years. QntUmted tyij Geo. a. c. 14. 

CAP. XI, 
Jb ttSt for reviving and amending an aS made in thefictb and 
Jeventb years of the reign of bis latemajefty King William 
tb$ Tbirdy intituled. An aft to prevent exaftions of the 
ocibupiers of locks and wears upon the river of Tbames 
wcftward, and forafcertaining the rates of water-carriage 
upon the faid riven 

WHEREAS an a6l of parliament was made andpaffid ^ f*^ 5 & ^ w. 3. 
fixth and fevcnth years of the reign of his late majcjiy Kingc, 16. 
VnUiam the Thirds intituled. An aft to prevent exa<^ions of oc- ^^Geo.%.c.Z. 
pffkn of locks and wears upon the river of Thames weftward, 
• -^ ' , and 



122 Anno tertio GEORfiii IL c. 1 1 ; [1730, 

and for afcertaining the rates of water-carriage upon the faid river, 
which /aid a^^ whilji it continued in force^ was fwnd to be ufeful 
to the trade and navigation of the faid rifuer^ and alfo beneficial to all 
perfons concerned therein,, but the fame hath been for many years ex- 
pircd'y and whereas ftnce the expiration of the faid aff^ the occupiers^ 
the hcksy wearSy banis^ dams^ floodgates, winches, and other «- 
gines, upon or near adjoining to the river of Thames and Ifis twj^- 
ivardy to Cricklade in the county of Wilts, and from tbona to the 
city of London, exall fuch exorbitant fums of money for the pajf^t 
cf barges, boats, and other veffels, to and from thence /^ Londoa 
end other places upon the faid rivers, as tend greatly to the dif courage^ 
went of the navigation, and the etthandngthe prices of water^car^ 
riage upon the faid rivers ; and whereas of late fever al perfons ie* 
tJtand and take large fums of money for towing paths, which path 
tifed to be free for men to tow their barges, boats, andotlnr veJfdSf 
and towing the faid barges and boats requires fuch numbers of mena$ 
renders it ven chargeable, and it is found much more convenient to 
tow with horfes', but 'by rcafon of the neceflity of making ufe of horfn 
for fuch purpofes, the owners and occupiers of the faid lands oblige 
ihe barge-majlers to pay fuch fums of money for the paffage of W 
faid horfes, as if not regulated and afcertained, will leffen the narnr 
gat ion of the faid rivers, and render the fam$ lefs ufefid to thepa^ 
Slick', and whereas the ere^ing of the faH locks, wears^ bmiks% 
dams, floodgates, and other engines, are and may be of ufe to the 
navigation of the faid rivers-, bat the tenants and occupiers of the 
fame do now take fuch hrte rates for barges, boats, and other vefih 
having occafion to make ufe of the fame, or of their afjiflance, fir or 
in their paffage, that the water-carriage on thofe rivers is very much 
raifed, and the faid tenants and occupiers of the /aid locks, wears,hatrits^ 
dams, floodgates, and other engines, hdve uponfudden fummer floods^ 
exa^cd great fums of monies from the owners and tenants of the 
meadows above them, before they would open the gates and locks to draw 
off the flood, and divers other abufes are committed by the bargemen 
in their navigation upon the faid rivers: for remedy whereof, be it 
cnadted, i^c. 

The commiflioners, &c. may appoint fome of their number to view the 
locks, &c. and to inquire on oath of the rates taken at Ibcks. Rates for 
towing paths ibr 35 years to continue. CommifTioners may rate the price 
of carriage. Bargemen ailing contrary to the rule er aflelTments forfeit 5 !• 
and freight of goods. On extraordinary occaiioxit» aod OQtke in the G»* 
zette cbmmiflioners to meet. On death of commiflloners others to be 
.chofen. Perfons aggrieved may appeal to the juflices of ailize. Rulea to 
l)e written un parcnment, ^nd kept among the records of the (effions. 
Bargemsiiler anfwerable for his crew. CommiHloners may remove piles i 
They may on complaint that the water runs over the wafer.mark» order 
the locks to be open tiil the water is funk. They may order the rivers to 
DC clean fed. Difputes about wears, &c. to be determined at the next town. 
jCommiinoners to have tool, per annum freehold* Continuation for 'nine 
vear^. £xp. See 24 Geo. a. c. 8. 



CAP, 



17J.0.] Anno tertio Georgh II. C. i«, 13; 123 

CAP. Xll. 

4fi aRfor importing of fait from Europe into the colony of 
New York in America. 

WHEREAS the river^ hay and cdoft of the colony of^tvt 
York in America, and the feas adjoining^ are very com^ 
medioujly fituated for carrying on ofthefijhing trade^and they abound 
with great quantities offbadd^ fturgeon^ bafSy fardine^ and feveral 
^her kinds offijh^ which may be catched and cured ^ and made fit for 
foreign markets^ whereby the trade ^ Great Britain, and the inba^ 
bitants ofthefaid colony would reap conftderable benefit^ which would 
enable the fatd inhabitants to pur chafe more of the Britifh manufaC" 
teres for their ufe, than at prefent they are able^ by reafon of the little 
trade and f reduce the fatd colorr^ affords^ were it permitted for his 
Majefiy* s fubje^s to import fait from Europe into the faii colony for 
the curing of their fijh withal^ in the like manner as is pra^ijed in 
JJcw England and Newfoundland, by virtue of an aff of parlia- 
runt made in the fifteenth year of the reign of King Charles the 
Second for that purpofe : and whereas formerly the northern parts of 
America were comprehended under the general name of 'Sew Eng* 
land, but fmce have been divided into feveral provinces and colonies^ 
ad bear other diftin^ names^ which occafions a doubt whether fait 
tan be imported into them without the further aid of parliament^ by 
vMcb a very confiderable and beneficial fijhery might be carried on 
/fcrr, to the great benefit of your Majefifsfubje^ls in general: may 
it therefore pleafe your moft excellent Majefty that it may be 
cnaSed, and be it enadted bv the King's moft excellent maiefty, 
1^ and with the advice and confent .of the lords fpiritual and 
tmporal and commons, ii> this prefent parliament afiembled, 
and by the authority of the fame. That from and after the firft After j June 
day of fune one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, it (hall and 1730. Sait 
«iay be lawflil to and for ai>y of l^is Majefty's fi|bje6ls, to carry may be im- 
and injport fait from' anjr part of Europe into the colony oiNew ^*I^c iiu? 
Bri in America^ in Britifb (hips and yc(fcls, manned and navi- New York 
gated according to the a6t of parliament made in the twelfth in America, 
year of the reign of King Charles the Second, intituled. An a£t 
fer the encouraging and increafing ofjhipping and navigation^ and in '* *' ^' ^ 
the fame manner as fait m^y be imported from Europe into New 
England anil Newfoundland^ by an a£t made in the fifteenth year 
^fthc reign of the faid King Charles the Second, intituled. An i^car.i.c.ii 
oetfor the encouragement of trade ; any law, ftatute, u(age or cu- ' * ' 

(bm to the contrary in any wife notwithftanding. 

CAP. XIIL 

M aS far making navigable the river Stjroudwater in the 
iomty ofGlooce^tryfrom the river Severn, at or near 
Framiload, tcf Wallbridge near the town of Stroud in 
the fame county. 

VtT H £ R E A S the river called Stroud water /; capable of being 
yV ttiade navigable from the river Severn at cr near Framiload 



124 Anno lertio Georgii II. c. 14* (>^7S<'. 

in the county ^/Glouccfter, t9 Wallbridge near the town ^Stroud 
in the fame county^ which ifeffcSied^ will be of great advantage not 
emly to the chathing trade ofthefaid county ^ but likewife to the ptA- 
licky by opening a trade ana commerce between the city ^/'Briftol ani 
the fever al market towns and other places near the faid river Stroud- 
water, whereby the poor will be much better imployed^ the bigbwayi 
greatly prefervedy and the woollen nuknufoGure of the fend cmtaiy 
tnuch improved and inereafed: to the end thereK>re that the (aid 
river called Stroudwater may be made navigable and paffiiUe for 
boats, barges, lighters and other v^iTels ; l^ it enaded, &c. 

Perfons authorized to make the river Stroud navigable. Commiffionen 
appointed to determine differences. Any feven of the commiflioners may 
fettle differences between undertakers and och^-s. If any rcfufe to treat, 
they may 6rder a jury to aflefs damages. Their verdift binding. The 
decrees to be kept among the records of the county of Gtoacei&r. Oa 
payment or tender of the afleiTments undertakers may ad. Perfont fnm* 
moned not appearing, &c. forfeit 40 s. On death of commiffionert new 
ones to be choien. Rates to be paid to undertakers, viz. for every ton of 
coals, corni malt, ^grain or meal, 3 s. 6 d. For every ton of other goods, 
carried upon the nver between the Severn at Framiload, and WallSridgt 
ne^ Stroud, 5 s. and in proportion for any le(s weight or diftance. Un- 
dertakers may fet up winches, &c. fiargemafter aoiwerable for bis crew. 
This river not under the furvey of commiflioners of fewers. Undertaken 
to fecure lands from bemg overflowed, and make good damages. Tht 
river free tor all paHengers, on paying the rates. £xceprtoa as to dUi- 
nure. Undertakers to begin by 14 June 1731. and flnilh before 14. Jaaa 
1740. not CO aiHgn their mtereft till navigation perfefied. All damages 
not provided for to be fettled by a jury. Trom 24 Augnft to i c Od^dber 
yeariv, no barges to pafs without coofent of the owners of mtils; Un** 
dertakers to open the locks to barges, ^k> order of comnoHfionen Imid- 
ing unlefs made at a general meeung. Commiflioners not to make cuts 
through any houfe, mills or garden inclofed on »5 March i;}^. Nor 
through the garden of John Small, efquire. 

CAP. XIV. 

An a£l for reducing the annuity er fund of the umtti Eaft 
India company^ and for afcertaining their right of trsdi 
to the Eaft- Indies, and the continuance of their corporM" 
lion for that purpofe^ upon the terms therein mentioned. 

A rcdtal of ^ylfHRRE AS in, and hy an aS made in the ninth ye^r pf 0$ 

the aas and ^^ ^^S^ ^f ^^ late fovereign lord King JVilliam the third, ifgU- 

thai ttrs rclat- rious memory^ irjtituled. An aft for raffing a fum not exceeding two 

ingtothe millions upon a fund for payment* of annuities after the rate of 

Kart-India ^if^ht pounds per centum per annum, and for fettling the trade to the 

company . Raft- Indies^ it is amongji other things enaOed, f bat all the monies arif- 

9 • 3* ^-44 ,-,,^ j,y tbe j'everal duties upon fait and rock fatty and uponjlamped vel->' 

lum, parchment and paper, in tbe faid oB mentioned, Jbould be paid into 

tbe receipt of tbe exchequer every year, reckoning tbe firji year to kegki ' 

from tbe twenty-nintb day of September one thoufand fix hundred and 

ninety-eighty and tbat one bunird and fixty thoufand pounds per annum 

of tbe monies to arife by tbe faid fcvercl duties, and to be brought intB 

tbf exchequer by weekly or other payments, pould be the yearly fund for 

afid tdvcrds tbe anfwcring and payin^r off certain annuities of eigti 

pounds per centum per annum, to fucb perfons or corporations^ asfhm4^ 

fubfcriba 



3.] Anno tertio Georgii IL c. 14^ 115 

ribe and pay in tbeir moniis upon tbe terms of the f aid aB; mdit 
^eby further enaSttdy Thai it Jbould be lawful for bis Majefty^ by 
uffion under tbe great fed of England, to authorize and appoint any 
vr of perfons to take atid receive all fucb volwaary fubjcripdons 
r towards thefaidfvtn of two millionSt to be fo paid as in tbefaid 
; mentioned; in and by which a£t it was further enaEted, Ihtt juch 
rihers as aforefaid Jbould refpeSli'oely receive and enjoy for ever^ 
f tbe fund by tbe faid aSt fettled^ one annuity for the whole fwiy 
'em fubfcribed^ according to the rate of eight pounds ^Qt ceocum 
inhum, in the manner thereby prefcribed; and it is tburiby further 
edy That it Jbould and might be Uifwful to atid for his faid late Ma* 
, lyy his letters patents^ to incorporate all and every fucb tbefaid 
riberst upon whofe fubfcriptions' fucb payments Jbotdd be made as is 
in exprejfedy arid all perfons^ bodies politick and corporate^ derivf* 
litle from or under tbemt fo long as they refpeSively Jbould have 
fucb Jbare or interejl in tbe faid yearly fund^ to be one body poli^ 
and corporate by tbe name of The general fociety intided to the 
intages given by an z6t of parliament for advancing a fum noc 
eding two millions, for the fervice of the crown ofSngland, 
'fucbfuccejioiiy capacity and powersy as intbeftUd aa is mentioned^ 
in fucb charters or Utters pateta fucb further ruleSf powers and- 
fes for carrying on the trade^ and purfuing the ends ami intent of 
fmd oBy were to be inferted, as Jbould be lawfully and reafonably 
ed in that behalf; and it was thereby enp^ed^ ibat in cafe tbe faid 
le fum of two millions^ or one moiety^ or ajiy greater part of tba 
fm of two millions^ Jbould be fubfcribed as eforefaid^ on or before 
fj^ twenty-ninth day of September one tboujand Jix hundred and 
^etgbtt that then and from tbencrfortb all cmd every the faid fub- 
trst and all and every perfon and perfons^ bodies politick and ear* 
(e, deriving title by, from or under fucb fuhfcribers^ fo long as ibe^ 
iSively Jbould continue to have my Jbare or kaerejl in tbe Jaid year- 
wui, and all and every perfon and perfqru licenfed by tbem^ JbotM 
rafully might for ever tbereaftery by tbemfelves feveraUy^ or by fucb ^ 

trsy agents or fervantSy as they feverally Jbould think fit to in^ufl^ 
\y trapck and ufe the trade of mercbemdize in^ to^ and from the 
:-Indies, and other parts or limits in tbe faid oB mentioned^ in fucb 
«er, and by fucb proportions^ andfubjeS tofiich reJlriQions as in the 
aS are expreffed ; and it was further tberelyy etioQed, That if an/f 
orations^ or other perfons having particular Jbares or interefts in tbe 
principal Jiock of tbe faid general fociety^ Jbould be dejirousto unite 
join together fucb tbeir Jeveral Jbares and interejls, and to be incor* 
tedfoas they might be able to manage tbeir trade (in proportion ta 
r interejl s) as a company^ and by ajointjlock, then it Jbould oneL 
h be lawful for bis j aid late Majejiy, by bis letters patents^ to in- 
arete all fikb perfons and corporations^ by fucb proper names as be 
i^ tbink jw, to be one company^ with power to manage and carr^ 
Aiir trade to tbe Ea(l-Indies, and other tbe limits in tbefaid a& 
tienedy by & joint Jlock^ and to have perpetual fuccejpon, and a comr 
Jiai^ with other privileges in the fdd aSb mentioned ; atid it is 
Ay further enaSed, That fucb perfons or corporatioru as Jbould ifi 
imnpe of that aU have a. right md power to trade to the Ead- Indies, 
rnber tbe parts aforefaid^ according to fucb previjionsy proportions 
ftSriaimUy as in tbe faid a3 are contained^ Jbould ufe and etijoy 
wMc emtf^U trade and traffick, and tbe only liberty^ ufe and pri- 
vilege 



%t6 Anno tcrtio Georgii It. c. 14. ^1730.' 

vil$ge (if iraiingt trajjicking and exercifing the trade or hufinejs ofmer-^ 
cbandize to and from the Eafl-Indies, and to and from tbe feveral places 
in the f aid a& mentioned; and that tbe fame JhoUld not he vifited^ fre- 
quented or haunted by any of tbe fubjeds of his Majefly, bis heirs or 
Juccejforsy under tbe penalties and forfeitures in the Jaid aB prefcribed 
and enaSed; fubje£f neverthelefs to a condition or provifo therein con- 
tained, that upon three years notice, after tbe UiSenty-nintb da^ 0/ Sep- 
tember one thoufand feven hundred and eleven^ and repayment of the 
Jaidfum of two millions, and all arrears of the f aid annuities <fr year- 
ly paymems, then and from thenceforth the [aid dtUies, and the yearly 
fiind charged thereupon, and the duty of fine poitnds per centum ^r the 
imported goods, and the corporations tobeereaed inpurfuance of ihe Jaid off, 
and the benefit of trade thereby given, fbould ceafe mid determine : andulbere- 
as inpurfuance ofthefaidaS, hisfaidlate Majejly byacommifpon under the 
great feal ©/England, bearing date at Weftminfter tbe fourteenth day of]\i]j 
in tbe tenth year of bis reign, did atahorize feveral perfons therein named to be 
commijponers, with power to take fubfcriptions for or towards the raif 
ing and paying tbe Jaid fum of two millions : and wbeteas it appeared 
by duplicates tranfmitted iftt(f the ofjite of the auditor of tbe receipt of 
his faid late Majejly's excbefuer, that feveral fums, amounting in the 
whole to tbe faid fum of two millions of pounds flerling, were fubJcrHh 
id purfuant to the faid aS, and tbe faid iabole jurh of two millions was 
Entirely anfivered to bis Majejhfs ttfe: and whereas by a charter unief 
the great feal of England, bearing date at Wellminfler the tWd day 
^ September in tbe tenth year of his faid late Mafefl'fs reign^ Ins 
Majefty created and ejiablifbed tbe faid corporation or, body politick col-' 
kd The general fociety, inticled to the advantages given by an aft' 
of parliament for advancing a fum not exceeding two millions, for 
the fervice of the crowm of England, with fuch powers, pfivtlege^ and 
hemjks, as are therein expreffed: and whereas by letters patents under 
the great feal of England bearing date at WefhninH^er tbe fifth day of 
September in tbe faid tenth year of his faid late Majefty's reign, re- 
^ citing that tbe Subjcribers towards tbe faid fum of two millions, therein 

partkularly named and expreffed, were defirous to unite or join together 
their feveral fbares and interejls in the principal ftock of the faid gene- 
ral fociety, and to be incorporated, fo as they might be able to manage 
their trade in proportion to their interejl as a company, and hy a joint 
Jiock, his faid late Majefty did grant that the fubfcribers therein parti- 
cularly named, and every of them, and all and every perfon and perfons, 
bodies politick and corporate, who as executors, adminiftrators, fucceffors 
or ajpgns^ or by any other lawful title derived by, from or under the 
faid fubfcribers, fbould have or be intitted to any part, fbare or intereft, 
of of in tbe faid yearly fund fettled by tbe faid a^, or of or in the pro- 
portionable annuity or yearly payments iffuing out of the jaid yearhfund, 
fo long as they fbould refpeffively have any part, fbare or inierejt. tbertr 
in, fboidd be one body politick and corporate, by tbe name of The Englifb 
company trading to the Eaft- Indies, witbjuch benefit of trade, pow- 
iAnn. C.17. ers, privileges and advantages, and fubjeFl to fuch reftriBions, condi- 
tions, covenants and agreements, and to fuch provifo of redemption, as 
are therein referred to or expreffed: and whereas in and by one other aSk 
made in the fixth year of the reign of her late Majefty Queen Anne 
(for affuring to tbe Knglifli company trading to tbe Eaftlndies, on 
account of the united ftock, a longer time in tbe fund and trade tUrehi 
meiithned, and for raijmg thereby tbe fum of one million two bundrei 
tbevfavJ pounds, for carrying on the war^ dfid other her Majefty*s occa- 

Jimis) 



0.] Anno tertio Georgii II. c. i^ 127 

) U «MX ennBedy Thai upon payment to her Majejly of tbefttm of 
million two hundred tboufand pounds^ at the timeSy and upon the 
r tn the faid ad mentioned^ they thefaid EngliOi company trading t9 
Safl-Indies Jbould have further time and intereji in the /aid fund 
\rade to the Ead-lndics, of in the loft mentioned aSt is particularly 
orthj hut fubjiS to the provijo or cmuiition of redemption in thefaid 
mentioned a^, and therein Jet forth ; that is tofay^ it was thereby 
vred and enaStd^ that at any time, upon three years notice after the 
ty-fifth day of March which Jbould be in tbe year' of our Lord one 
andfeven hwidred and twenty-fix, upon the expiration of thefaid 

years J and upon repayment by parliament as well of thefaidfum 
uw millions then before advanced, as of thefaidfum of one million 
hundred thoujand pounds then to be adfoanced^ and fince advanced 
paid accordingly, making in tbe whole three millions two hundred 
and pounds, and of all arrears which at the end of thefaid three 
r fhould be due for and upon tbe faid fund rf one hundred andfixty 
'wid pounds, then and from thenceforth, as well thefaid duties upon 

as tbe faid duties uponftamped vellum, parchment and paper, and 
he faid yearly fund of one hundred and fixty ihotdand pounds, and 
If corporations ereded inpurfuance of the faid aas^ and the benefit of trade 
ted by them^ orbs any chartersmade in purfuance thereof, or by that aEt, 
^dabfolutelyceafe and determine: andwhereas by virtue of tbe faid loft 
ioned ad^ and of an award made in purfuance thereof^ by Ac Righe 
ourable Sidney Earl of Godolphin, an mUon between the governor 
company of merchants of London trading into the Eaft-IndieSy and 
^aid Engliih company trading to the £aft-Iodie8t was compleated, 
the faid name andftyle of tbe [aid Engliih company trading to tbe 
-Indies was thereupon changed into the name of Tbe united com- 
f of merchants of England trading to the Eafl-Indies, as was 10 Ann. c.if. 
HreBed by thefaid oS : and whereas in and by one ad made in tbe 
I year of the reign of her faid late Majefiy Queen Anne (for con- 
mg tbe trade and corporation capacity of the united Ead- India com- 
; although their find Jboulit be redeemed) it was enaSedj That the 
mentioned provifofor redemption and determination of the faid feve- 
dutiesy yearly fundf annuities, corporations, and benefit of trade^ 
\d be and was thereby repealed and made void, and that tbe faid 
IS upon fait, and tbe faid duties uponftamped vellum, parchment and 
r, and the duty of Jive pow\ds in the hundred charged by the faid 
upon goods imported from tbe £a(t- Indies, fhould continue^ and the 

united company of merchants of Enghnd trading to the Eall-lndieit^ 

tbeir fucceffors, fljould have and enjoy thefaid yearly fum of one 
ired and fixty tboufand pounds per annum, orjucb part thereof, 
)ey then were or thereafter Jhould be intitled unto^ and all the befie- 
}f trade, francbifes^ privileges, profits and advantages wbatfoever 
efped thereof given and granted, or intended to be given or grant- 
mta tbem by tbe faid act of tbe ninth year of bis faid late Majefty's 
hy or by tbe faid charter of tbe fifth day of September in the tenth 

of his faid htc Majefty's reign, or by thefaid ad of thefixth year 
)e reign of her then Mijcfty, or by any of tbem, freed and difcbarg- 
f and from tbe faid former provijo or condition of redemption, cofi- 
tiin tbe faid therein laft recited aSt^ and all other provifoss, pow- 

iSs^ mouers or things tlentofore had, made, done or commktsd for 
Hmkif, determining or making void the fame duties, yearly fiuid^ 
ft j^ trade, franchife, privilege, prifits and advantages, or any nf 
^ fil^eB nevertbiUfs to tbe reftriSions, covenants and agrecmcrxs 
2 in 



J28 Anno tertio GeoRGII IL c. 144 [1730* 

in the feud tberein netted aSs and letters patents, wr any $f tbem cmt" 
Udtiedy and Jubjea to the general provifaes or condkUn of redemptin 
tiferein after coroamed, in wbkb faid aS tifere is afterwards contained 
a prrjifa in the words or f tbe effeS following ; that is to fay^ Pro« 
?ided alviraySf and ic is hereby dedired and enacted by the audio* 
ricy aforefaid. That at any time upon three years notice, after tbe 
twenty-fifth day of March which Aall be in the year of our Lord 
one thoufand foven hundred and thirty-three, and upon repayment 
by parliament, as well of the faid Tom of two millions, as of the 
did fum of one mtlh'on two hundred thoufand pounds, making in 
the whole three millions two hundred thoufand pounds, unto fndi 
companies, corporations and perfons as (hail be then Intitled 
diereto, and of all arrears which to the end of the faid three years 
fliali be due, for or upon the faid yearly fund of one hundred and 
fixty thoufand pounds per anmm; then and from thenceforth the 
fiitd duties upon falc, and the faid duties upon (lamped veilom, 
parchment and paper, and the faid yearly fund of one hundred and 
fixty thoufknd pounds fhali abfohiteiy ceafe and determine : md 
whereas one other off of parliament was made in tbe fifth year of the 
reign of bis late Majefiy King George tbe Firft (for the better fiemm 
ingtbe lawful trade ofbisMaiefty'sfubje&sto and from r^r Eafl-Iodics^ 
oMt for tbe more effe&ual presenting all bis Majefty's fubjeas trading 
tbitber wuier foreign commffions) : and whereas ene other aS wai 
made in tbejeventb year of tbe reign of bis faid late Mcqefty Bng 
George tbe rirfiy amongft other things, for tbe further preventing bit 
Maj^y's Jnbjeils from trading to tSs Eafl-Indies under foreign com' 
miffimis^ md for encouraging and further featring tbe Umf^ trade 
thereto : and whereas one other aSt was alfo made in tbe ninth year of 
tbe reign of bis faid late Majejly King George tbe Firft) to freve^ 
his Ma^eflfs Subjeas from fubfcribingj or being concerned in eneeurag- 
ing or promoting any fuhfcription for an Eatl-India company in ^ 
Aufb-ian Netherlands, and for tbe better fecuring tbe lawful trade of 
his Majtfty's fubjeBs to and from tbe Eail-lndies^ as by tbe faid Jeve- 
ral aSs of parliament, cemmfftm and charters, relation being tberetmta 
bad^ may more fully appear : and whereas tbe faid united company of 
mercbantr of England trading to tbe Eafl-Indies, are legally poffeffed 
of and intitled t9, tbe faid principal or capital ftock of three millions two 
hundred thoufand pounds^ and to tbe faid yearly fund of one hundred 
and fixty thoufand pounds^ redeemable as aforefaid, and are alfo pojfejf* 
ed rf and intitled to an additional flock in trade, andfeveral forts, fac- 
tories, fettlements^ poffeffiom, eftates and hereditaments, for tbe ben^ 
of or in truft for, ^ members of tbe faid united company of merchants 
of England trading to tbe Eafl-Indies, in proportion and according ta 
their refpe^ive parts, flyares and interefts in tbe faid yearly fund, and 
in tbejaid principal ftock of three millims two hundred thoufand pounds: 
and whereas tbe faid united company of mercbnnts of England tradiag 
to the Ea(t-Indies, by virtue of tbe faid acts of parliament and charten^ 
fotne or one of tbem, claims to be a body politick and corporate, and tt 
bafoe perpetual fucceffion, mid claim alfo tbe whole and file trade, ex- 
clufivo of all others J in, to and from tbe Eafl-Indies, and limits afme' 
faiJi far ever : but nevertbelefs tbe Jaid united company being willing, 
thut all doubts Uu/cbing tbe comnuance of their corporation, mid of theft 
rif^ht to the ^.ulme and (ok trade witbintbe limits of oref aid for ev&, 
after tbe rcJcnii-tiQn- uj' iLs faid yearly fnrd fbQuld be nmooed. 



i;^3^0 Anno tcrtio Georgii IV c.14. 129 

wd are mUnied^ and accordingly have confentcd and agreed^ to 

%bjeff their right and claim to the faid whole ^fole^ and exclufiue 

*radey to be redeemable or determinable by parliament^ in manner 

herein after mentioned; and have confented and agreed that their 

hrefent annuity or yearly fund of one hundred and fixty thoufand 

%mnds^ payable in refpe^l of their faid capital fl oik or debt of three 

fiillions two hundred thou/and pounds from the publicly be from and 

ifter the tiventy-ninth day <?/" September one thGUfandfcven hundred 

vid thirty^ reduced to an annuity or yearly fund of one hundred 

iwenty-eight thoufand pounds^ redeemable by parliament on one year's 

notice to be given after the twenty-fifth day of M^rch one thoufand 

Oven hundred and thirty-fix^ on payment to therh of their faid whnle 

tapital debty with all arrears in refpe^ thereof in mattner hereafter 

mentioned^ and were and are moreover willing^ and have confented 

ind agreed to pay into his Majeft/s exchequer^ on or before the 

twenty-fourth day of December one thoufand feven hundred and 

thirty^ the full fum of two hundred thoujand pounds^ without any 

\ntereji or addition to their faid capital Jlock or debt for thefame^ t$ 

he applied as hereafter mentioned^ but upon fuch terms ^ conditions ^ 

Xrants^ confirmations^ articles and provifeons neverthelefs as herein 

ifter are made^ granted^ provided^ declared and enaffed: now fot 

the preventing, quieting arid determining any doubts, difputda 

or difficulties that have been, or may be raifed concerning the 

right or claim of the united company of merchants of England 

trading to the Eajl-Indies^ to the whole and fole trade to thd 

EaJl'Indies, exclufive of all others, and for perfeSing and com- 

pleating the feveral matters and things fo as aforefaid confent- 

sd to by the faid company, and to the end the faid company 

BAy be able to fupport and carry oh the trade to the Eajl-Indies 

iritti credit and fecurity, and improve the fame for the benefit 

of this nation, we your Majefty's mod dutiful and loyal fu6- 

jcAs, the commons of Great Britain in parliament ailembled, 

tlo moft humbly befeech your Majefty that it imj be enabled » 

md be it enadled by the King's moft excellent majefty, by and 

ivith the advice and confent of the lords fpiritual and temporal 

ind commons, in this prefent parliament ailembled, and by 

the authority of the fame. That the faid united company, in Vnlttd coni-i 

purfuance of their before recited agreement, (hall and they are P*"^ to pay 

hereby required and enjoined to pay into the receipt of his the E^he-"^ 

Majeuy's exchequer, on or before the twenty-fourth day of quer l)y 14 

December one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, the full and Dec. 1730* j 

entire fum .of two hundred thoufand pounds of lawful money 

rf Great Britain^ to be applied towards the fupplies granted to 

hift Majefty for the fervice of the year one thoufand fcyen hun- 

dsed and thirty, for which no intereft ftiall be ever payable^ 

bor (hall any addition be made to their capital ftock or debt 

firom the publick on account of the fame, nor (hall the fame^ 

tJT any part thereof, be repayable to the faid united company. 

U. And be it further enabled by the authority aforefaid. That On failure of 
lactfe the faid united company (hall make failure in payment P^y™®?^ "**y 
If the bid fum of two hundred thoufand pounds, or any part^*^ " • 
r Vol. XVI. K thereof. 



I JO Anno terdo GeorCII It c. 14. t'7S<>« 

(hereof, at the time before appointed for payment thereof, 
then the money whereof fuch failure in payment (hall be made, 
fhall and may be recovered in his Majefty's name, for the ufei 
and purpofes aforefaid, by adlion of debt or upon the cafe, bill, 
iuit or information, m any of his Majefty's courts of record 
act fFe/lmin/lery wherein no eflbin, proteAion, wager of law, 
or more than one imparlance (hall be granted or allowed ; in 
which aftion, bill, fuit or information, it (hall be lawful to 
declare, that the faid united company of merchants of Eagknd 
trading to the Eaft-Indies^ are indebted to his Majefty the mo- 
nies whereof they (hall have made default in payment, accord-* 
ing to the form of this (latute, and have not paid the fame, 
which (hall be fufEcient ; and u\ or upon fuch adlion, bill, fuit 
or information, there (hall be further recovered to his Maje(ly*8 
ufe, againd the faid united company, damages after the rate 
of eight pounds pir antum per anmrniy for the monies fo un« 
paid contrary to this a6t, be(ides full cofts of fuit ; and the faid 
united company, and their capital (lock and fund, (hall be 
and are hereby made fubjecft and liable thereto. 
On advance of IIL Provided always. That in cafe the commiffioners of 
?ft»ont*to^c ^^* Majefty's treafury now or for the time beine, or any three 
aUlowed of 3 1. ^^ ^oTt of them, or the lord high treasurer for the time be- 
per cent. ing, (hall judge it convenient for his Majefty's fervice, that aS 
or any part of the faid fum of two hundred thoufand pounds 
fo as aforefaid appointed to be paid by the faid united com- 
pany, (hould be paid in advance by them on any day or days 
before or fooner than the faid twenty-fourth day oi Dmm- 
ber one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, before appointed 
for nayment thereof, and the faid united company (hau vdun- 
tarily coofent to pay the fame in advance accordingly, theo 
and in every fuch cafe the faid commi(noners of the treafury^ 
or the lord high treafurer, may and have hereby power to a)« 
low to the fame united company, out of every fuch payment 
in advance, a rebate or idifcount after a rate not exceeding 
three pounds pa centum per annum upon the monies fo paid iq 
advance, from the refpedive day or days of fuch payment, to 
the day on which the fame is herein before appointed to be paid 
as aforefaid. 
Aft 6e t '^^' ^^ ^ ^^ further enaded. That from and after the 
J73l'th€ycw-- ^^^"^y*"'"-^^ ^*y ^^ September which ftiall be in the year of oar 
)y ft\nd of Lord one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, and not before^ 
1 60,000 1. re- the faid annuity or yearly fund of one hundred and (ixty thoi|« 
dvced to fjfnj pounds (hall be and is hereby reduced to an annuity or 
isS,ooo , yearly fund of one hundred and twenty-eight thoufand pounds^ 
m refpedt of the faid capital ftock or debt of three million* 
two hundred thoufand pounds ; which faid reduced annuky or 
jrearly fund (hall be and remain charged upon, and (hall be 
paid and payable from time to time out of the fame duties and 
revenues, in the fame manner and by the like weekly or 
quarterly payments, and with^the fame provifions, for making 
good any deficiencies from time to time in the (add reduced 

fuod^ 



*730.1 Arttio ttrtio GEoitGli It. C. i4« »3^ 

fund, as their prefent annuity or fund is now charged on or 
provided for to be paid, until lome new or other provifion (hall 
be made by parliament, with confent of the faid united com- 
pany, for the fame. 

V, Provided always^ and be it enaAed by the authority a- Ononeyear^ 
forefaid. That at any time, upon one year's notice to be given notice arter 15 
by parliament, after the twenty-fifth day of March which (hall J^d^cpiJ?^* 
be in the year of our Lord one thoufand feveri hundred and inent,&c. an* 
thirty-{]X, upon the expiration of the faid year, and upon re- nuity to ceafc* 
payment by parliament of the faid whole capital (lock or debt 

of three millions two hundred thoufand pounds uhto the faid 
united company, and of all arrears of their faid reduced an- 
nuity or yearly fund of one hundred and twenty-eight thou- 
fand pounds, which (hall be due at the end of the faid year) 
then and from thenceforth their faid annuity or yearly fund 
(hall ce^e, determine arid be no longer paid or payable to 
them. 

VI. And in regard it is intended j that at any time or times afl& ^ 
the twenty fifth day tf/ March cne thoufand [even hundred and thirty 
fix the faid capital Jiock or debt of three miltiom two hundred thoufand 
fwmJsy may be faid of to the faid united company by any payments 
mt being lefs than five hundred thoufand pounds at a time^ and that^ 

«f the faid l^er payments flyall be made^ the faid reduced annuity or 
^fiartffund of one hundred and twentv eight thoufand pounds^ payabU 
t$ tie faid company^ flyall proportionally fink and be abated \ be it en- -. 4 

sAed by the authority aforefaid. That at any time or times, noti^^aSlrV^ 




in VI 

parliametit to the faid utiited company' of any fum of money *^^^~," ^^ 

not being lefs than five hundred thoufand pounds, in part of muchof'tho 

the faid capital (lock or debt of three millions two hundred annuity td 

flioufand pounds, and upon payment of sill arrears which (haU <^^^* 

then be due on their (aid reduced annuity or ye^Iy fund, or 

upon aiiy part thereof, then from and after fucn payments^ fo 

touch of the faid annuity as (hall bear proportion to the monies 

lb paid in part (hall ceafe, detefmiiie and be abated, and fo oa 

from time to time, on fuch yearly notices to be given by par- 

Ibment, and payment firom time to time of fuch other fums, ih 

put of the faid capital (lock or debt, not lefs than five hundred 

thoufand pounds at a time, and of fuch arrears of their then 

tenuity or yearly fund^ until the payment of the whole (h;dl bf! 

totnpleated, fo much of their faid annuity or fund as fliall bear 

firoportioil to fuch refpeAive fums paid in part, (hall from timd 

10 tim^, as fuch payments are made, fink and be abated, until 

thrir whole annuhy or yearly fund (hall be iiitirely funk and de* 

tennined. 

- VII. But neverthclefs and flotwith(tanding fuch fedemptioHi Afterredenip* 

\ft it further enadled by the authority aforefaid. That all atid tion membm 

tsnxj perfon and perfons, who now are or (hall at the time of of thecompa- 

1i(b redemption be Intitled untoj or who now have or (hall ny tocowinu^ 



1^2 Anno tertio Georgii II. c. 14^ [*7J^* 

have any part, (hare or intereft of, in or to tlie faid three mil- 
lions two hundred thoufand pounds, or of, in or to a propor- 
tionable part, (hare or interelt in the faid additional (lock, uock 
in trade, or money paid in for carrying on the fame, or in the 
faid forts, factories, fettlements, lands, tenements, rights, here« 
ditaments, poiTefTions, eilate or eftates of or belonging to the 
faid united company of merchants of England trading to the 
EaJl'IndUs^ or unto which they are, (hall or may be intitled, 
and all and every perfon and perfons, bodies politick and cor- 
porate, who as executors, adminiftrators, fucceflbrs or afli^s, 
or by any other lawful way or title derived or to be denved 
from, by or under them, (hall have or be intitled to have any 
part, (hare or intereft of, in or to the fame, or of, in or to any 
future or other additional (lock, (lock in trade, monies, poilei- 
iions, rights, hereditaments or eftates of or belonging to, or that 
(ball or may be acquired, gained or obtained by the faid united 
company, or their fucce(Ibrs, fo long as they (hall refpedlively 
have or be intitled to have any fuch mare, part or intered, (hall 
be and continue to be a bodv politick and corporate, in deed 
and in name, by the name or T%e united company ofmercboiU} 9f 
England trading to the £a(l-Indies, and by that name (hall hate 
perpetual fuccelFion and a common feal; and they and their fuc- 
ceflors, by the name aforefaid, (hall be able and capable iivtbe 
law to have, purchafe, receive, enjoy, po(refs and retain, to 
them and their fucce(rors, lands, rents, tenements and heredi- 
taments, of what kind, nature or quality foever, and alfo to fell, 
grant, demife, alien, or difpofe or the fame; and by the fame 
name to fue and implead, be fued and impleaded, anfwer and 
be anfwcred, in all or any courts of record, or any other place 
whatfoever, and to do and execute all and fmgular other nut- 
ters and things bv the name aforefaid, that to them (hall or 
may appertain to do, and (hall have, hold and enjoy all bene- 
fits, privileges, franchifes and rights, which by any former a(5l 
or adls, or any charter or charters founded thereupon, the laid 
united company of merchants of England trading to the Eqft^ 
Indies might hold and enjoy, which are not herein or hereby al- 
tered or varied \ and all and every perfcn and perfons, having 
-at the time of fuch redemption of the faid yearly fund of one 
liundred and twenty eight thoufand pounds, any part, (hare or 
intereft of, in or to the faid principal ftock of three millions two 
hundred thoufand pounds, and of, in or to the faid additional 
ftock, (lock in trade, and monies paid in for carryuig on the 
fame, and of, in and to other the poflelTions, rights, eftates and 
hereditaments aforefaid, acquired or purchafcd by or any vrays 
belonging or appertaining to the faid united company of mer- 
chants of England trading to the Eajt-Indies^ and all perfons, 
bodies politick and corporate, that (hall or may at any time after 
derive from them any right or title to fuch monies paid in, 
flocks, po(refrions, rights, hereditaments and eftates, notwith- 
ftanding fuch redemption, (hall have and continue to^iave, and 
be intitled unto the fame, and unto all future and other the 

ftocks. 



1730.3 Anno tertio Georgii II. c. 14." i^j 

ftocks, monies, pofleffions, rights, hereditaments and eftates, 
to be acquired, gained, belonging or to belong to the faid unit* 
ed company, and their fucceiTors, and to all benefits, profits, 
privileges and advantages arifing or to arife therefrom, in pro- 
portion to their refpeftive parts, (hares and interefl therein ; and 
the faid parts, (hares and ]ntere(l8 of fuch perfons of and in the 
fame, (hall and may be afligned and afTignable, transferred and 
transferrable, in fuch or the like manner, mutatis mutandis^ as 
their lefpe^live parts, (hares or intereils of and in the faid prin- 
dpal fiock of three millions two hundred thoufand pounds, and 
the additional ftock thereto, or either of them, are now afTign- 
able or transferrable, or may be afligned or transferred. 

VIII. And it is hereby further enadted by the authority afore- ^^ ^^ declare 
faid. That from and after fuch redemption of the faid yearly qualifications 
fiindy or after one moiety thereof or more (hall be redeemed of ele^ors. 
and difcharged by parliament, the faid united company of mer- 

diants of England trading to the Eajl-Indies may from time to 
time, by by-laws or orders to be made in their general court or 
general courts, declare and dired how much and what part or 
mare in the then remaining capital ftock or yearly fund, or in 
the faid additional ftock and ftock in trade, pofTefhons, heredi- 
taments and eftates aforefaid, (hall qualify any perfons, mem- 
bers of the faid united company of merchants of England trad- 
ing to the Eq/t-IndieSy to be dire(Slors for the affairs of the faid 
company, and what part or (hare thereof (hall qualify anj^ per* 
ions, members of the faid united company of merchants of 
England trading to the EaJl-IndieSy to give any vote or votes in 

S general court or general courts, and for the tlcAing the di- 
ors, and for their continuance or removal, incapacity, or a- 
voidance. 

IX. And it is hereby further enacfted by the authority afore- ^ 

faid. That notwithftanding fuch redemption of the faid yearly h^'iK^c 
fiind of one hundred and twenty eight thoufand pounds as a- trade to the 
forefaid, the faid united company of merchants of England trad- £;iftlndies 
Ing to the Eaft'Indies fliall, fubjeft to the provifo of determina- *or a limited 
tion herein after contained in that behalf, have, ufe and enjoy, ^*"*^* 
imd (hall continue to have, ufe and enjoy the whole and fole 
trade and trafHck, and the only liberty, ufe and privilege of 
trading, trafficking and exercifing the trade. or bufinefs of mer- 
chandize in, to and from the EaJl^Indies, and in, to and from 
all the iflands, ports, havens, coafts, cities, towns and places be- 
tween the cape of Good Hope and ftreights of Magellan^ and 
limits in the (aid a<St of the ninth year of the reisn of his faid 
late majcfty King IVtUiam the Third, or in the wid charter of 
the fifth day of September in the tenth year of his faid MajefW's 
reign mentioned, in as ample and beneficial manner, as the faid 
company could thereby trade thereto ; and the faid Eajl-Indks^ 
or the iflands, havens, coafts, ports, cities, towns ^nd places 
within the limits aforefaid, or any of them, (hall not from 
toiiceforth, kt any time before fuch determination of the faid 
(Uc uA whole tf^^ of the faid united comply of merchants 

Kj of 



134- Anno tcrtio Georgii II. o. 14, D730* 

of England trading to the Eaft-IndieSy as is herein lifter mentioii^ 
ed, be repaired or failed to, viiited, frequented or haunted by any 
other the fubjeAs of his Majefty, his heirs or fucceObrs, what- 
V ffl d Soever ; and if any of the faid lubjefts of his Majefty, his hdn 
goods^rading ^^ fucceffors, of what degree or quality foever they be, other 
^^er during than the fadors, agents and fervants of the faid united com* 
that time, panv of merchants of England trading to the Eaft-IndieSy or fuch 
vjthout leave 3, {^^\\ \^ by jh^m thereunto licenfed or authorized, (hall at 
pany SSit- '^^y ^™^ ^^ times hereafter, before fuch determination of th« 
\^^ ' faid company's whole and fole trade as aforefaid, dire<^y or in- 

diredtly fail or go to, vifit, haunt, frequent, trafBck, trade or 
adventure in, to or from the faid Eaft-Indm^ or other the limits 
or parts aforefaid, contrary to the true meaning hereof, all an4 
every fuch offender and offenders (hall incur the forfeiture and 
lofs of all the (hips and veflels which (hall be imployed in fuch 
voyage, trade, traffick or adventure, with the guns, tackle, ap- 
parel and furniture thereunto belonging, and alfo all the goodi 
laden thereupon; or that were or (hall be fent to, acquired, trad- 
ed, trafficked or adventured within the faid Eaji-Indin or parti 
^ibrefaid, and all the proceed and effeds of the fame, and every 
of them, and double the value thereof; which penalties (hall be 
/ \ n'ftrib t ^^ ^^^^ ^^"^^ feized, diverted and divertible {a) recovered and re- 
^anddiftri* coverable, as in and by the faid aft made in the feventh year of 
but:|ble, t» thp the reign of his la^e majefty King Gterge the Firft is appointed, 
firmer edition, direfted and ena^ed concerning the oenalties and forfeittiret in 
7Geo.i.aat.T. tjjji^ ji^ mentioned or referred to, with refpeA to the faid united 
^* *'• poqnpany, or their trade to the EaJl-IndU^. 

They (hall en- ^' ^"^ n^oreover it is hereby enadled by the authority afofv- 
ioy^lpriv?* faid, That the faid united company of merchants ofEi^/laiid 
leges granted trading to the Eafi-Iodies ftiall at all times hereafter for ever 
bv aiHs or (fubjeft as aforefaid), haye, hold and enjoy and be intitkd untp 
charters. jjj j^j every the profits, benefits, advantages, privileges, ftan- 
chifes, abihties, capacities, powers, authorities, rights, re- 
medies, ipethods of fuit, and all penalties and forfeitures, and 
difabilities, provifions, matters and things whatfoever, which 
by any former aA or a<5is of parlianient, or by any charter or 
charters founded thereupon, or by any clailfe or daufes in the 
faid 26ks or charters contained, are enaAed, given, granted, pror 
yided, infliiSted^ limited, eftablilhed, or declared to, for, totich- 
ing or concerning the faid company or body politick and oor? 
porate, either by the name of The general fidety intUUd it tbi ad^ 
vantages given by an aR of parliament for advaneing afum not iJtr 
aiding two millions for thefervice of the crown ^England, or tho 
faid body politick and corporate, called by the name of Tha 
£ngli(t> company trading to the Eaft-Indies, or the faid body po- 
litick and corporate, now called by the name of Tbe unitea cotif-' 
faify of merchants of England trading to the Eaft Indies, and not 
by this z& altered or mtended to be altered, according to tfie* 
tenor and true meaning of the faid a^ and charters, freed and! 
difchar^ed from all provifoes and conditions of redemption and 
' ^nrrrnmaflon tisercin contained, and (he fame and tverv of 



f ^jo.) Anno txxdo GEo&Gff 11. C 14. tSS 

them tre hereby ratified and confirmed, and (hall eontinue to 
be held and enjoyed, and be praflifed and put in execution by 
the faid united company of merchants of England trading to thp 
Eaft-Iniieiy and their fucceflbrs, for the better and more effec- 
tual fettling and fecuring to them and their fucceflbrs the whole, 
Ible and exdufive trade to the Eafl-Indus and parts aforefaid* 
and for the preventing all his Majefty's fubjeds trading thither* 
and for fecuring alfo their poflTdTions, eftate and effeds, and go- 
Ycmine their affairs and bufinefs in all refpefls as fully and ef- 
feAually, as if the lame profits, benefits, advantages* trade, pri- 
vilege, franchifes, abilities, capacities, powers, authorities, 
lights, remedies, methods of fuit, penalties and forfeitures, dif- 
abilittes, provifions, matters and things, were feverally repeated 
tod at large re*enaAed in the body of this ad ; fubjeft never- 
thdefs to luch reftriftions, covenants and agreements as are con- 
tained in the faid adts and letters patent now in force, and not 
herein or hereby varied or altered, and fubjed alfo to the pro- 
vifo following ; that is to fay. 

XI. Provided always, and it is hereby enabled by die autho- ^^ ^jl^^ 
fity aforefaid, that at any time, upon three years notice to be yean notioK 

S'ven by parliament,, after the twenty fifth day of March which after 1736, 
lall be in the year one thoufand feven hundred and thirty *»^ "^^P/?" 
fix (tf), upon the expiration of the laid three years and repay- JJboL capftal 
ment to the (aid united company of merchants of England trad- ftock, exciu« 
ing to the Eaft-Indies^ or their fucceflbrs, of the faid capital five trade to 
ftock, debt or fum of three millions two hundred thoufand ^^^ . 
pounds, and all arrears of annuity payable in refpefit thereof, in jSc but is 
qUe the iame (hal) nojt have been before repaid, then and from fixty fix in 
Iheaceforth the f^id right, title and intereu of the faid united Keb-^ljiawk* 
^mpany of merchant^ of Bniland trading to the Edfl-Indiis to 
the whole, fole and exdufive trade to the Eajl-Indies and pani^ 
aforefai^, (hall ceafe and determinic. 

XII. Provided always, and it is hereby further enaSed by the Bat corpora- 
authority aforefaid. That nothing in the above provifo, or in tion to con- 
^y provifo in the ad of the ninth year of the reign of his faid ^^'VJf • 
maiefty King miUam the Third, or in the faid charter of the ^ ^* 5* ^- 4i- 
fifth day of Septembir in the tenth year of his faid Majefty, or 

SB any other adt or charter contained, (hall extend or be con- 
ilrued to extend to determine the corporation of the faid united 
company of merchants of England trading to the Eajl-Indiesy or 
to hinder, prevent or exclude the faid united company from 
ptfrying on at all times, after fuch determination of the right to 
the fole, whole and exclufive trade as aforefaid, a free trade in, 
to and from the Eaji-Indies and parts aforefaid, with all or any 

Srt of their own joint (lock in trade, goods, merchandizes, 9- 
te and efie6ts in common with other the fubjeds of his Ma- 
Mty, bis heirs and fucce(rors, trading in, to and from tbofe 

paltS. 

Xni. And be it enabled by the authority aforefaid^ That any ^|,^j ^^j ^^^ 
IMtke in writing, (ignified by the fpeaker of the houfe of com- deemed a pit>. 
ftoM far the time being by order of the faid houfe, (hall be deem- per notke l)/ 
Ctt an4 adiud»Kl a due and proper notice by parliament^ to and ^iiamcAfc^ 

K4 . ^ 



S3$ Anno tertioGEORGiiIL c. 15,16. [<73o« 

ibr all the ends, intents and purpofes for which fuch notices are 
dlredled by this a<St to be given to the faid company. 
Company not XIV. Provided always, and be it hereby further enaded by 
to purchafe (he authority aforefaid. That the faid united company (hall be 
exceeding gj^ j ^^^ hereby reftrained and enjoined from buying, purchafing, 
inni^. ^^ enjoying or poflefling, at any onetime, any mefluages, lands, rents, 
tenements or hereditaments, of what nature, kind or quality fo- 
^ver, in the kingdom of Great Britain^ exceeding ia the whole 
the yearly value of ten thoufand pounds; any thing herein or 
in any former adl, or in any charter granted tQ th^ faid company^i 
in any wife notwithflanding. 
This aft notto ^^' Pjfovided always. That this act or any thing herein con- 
prejudice the taincd (hall not extend or be condrued, deemed or taken to ex- 
South-Sea tend to reftrain or prejudice fuch trade or navigation within any 
^mpany : p^j-ts of the limits aforefaid, as the governor and company of mer- 
chants of Great Britain trading to the South-Seas and other parts 
of Americay and^ for encouraging the fi(hery, now are intitle4 
unto. 
HorthcLcvant XVI. Provided alfo. That this a6l or any thing herein con- 
coinpiin^. tained (hall not e;;tend, or be conftrued, deemed or taken to extend 
to fubje£t the governor and company of merchants of England 
trading to the Levant-SeaSy or any member thereof, to any penal- 
ties or forfeitures hereby enadled, for and in refpeA of Jii3 and 
their trading into th^ Levant-Seas. 

CAP. XV- 

An aft for repairing aqd widening the rpad from that part of Chatham 
which lies next to the city of Rochefter, to Saint Dunftan^s Cro& near 
the city of Canterbury, in the county of Kent; and for repealing ib'much 
, of a fot mer aft, as appropriates part of the money ariling by the tolls or 

duties therein mentioned, towards repairing the road between the towii 
of Chatham and Boughton under the Blean, in the faid county of fjcuu 

The tolls took place from the 24.th day of June 1790, and are to have con- 
tinuance for II years. Contmuedly 17 Geo. 1. c. 4. 

CAP. XVI. 

4n (lit for raiftng five hundred and fifty thoufand pounds ly 
exchequer hi/Is towards the fupply granted to bis Majefty\ 
and for the further application of the produce of the Jink- 
ing fund \ for applying the arrears of former land taxes ; 
for appropriating the fupplies granted in this fefjion of 
parliament ; and for giving relief with refpeSl of an over- 
payment to the land'tax for the year one thoufand feven hunr 
dred twenty one by the receiver general fqr the count of Salop. 

Moft gracious Sovereign, 



E your Mqjejtys mojl dutiful and loyal fubje^Sj the commons of 
Great Britain in parliament affembled^ being defirous to raifg 



w 

the necejjary fupplies which we have cheerfully granted U your Maji^ 
Jly^ in the eafiefland Icajl burthenfome woyforyG\ir Majejifsfubje^^^ 

4o 



173^-] Anno tertio Georgii II. c. 16. 137 

do moft humbly befeech vour Majefty, that it may be enaded, 

and be it cna(5ted by the fcng's moft excellent majefty, by and Treafury m^y 

with the advice and confent of the lords fpiritual and temporal, ^^"^°"^<^^ 

and commons, in this piefent parliament aflemblcd, and by the ^|^*^*1"*^'"-^'J1» 

authority of the fame. That it ftiall and may be lawful to and for ^gVo.'i°c.'o. 

the commiiTioners of his Majefty's treafury, now or for the time 

being, or any three or more of them, or the lord high treafurer 

for the time being, at any time or times before the twenty fifth 

day of December which ftiall be in the year of pur Lord one thou- 

iand feven hundred and thirty, to caufe or dired any number of 

exchequer-bills to be made out for any fum or fums of money 

not exceeding in the whole the fum of five hundred and fifty 

thoufand pounds, in the fame or like manner, form and order, 

and according to the fame or like rules and diredlions, as in and 

by a certain a6t of this prefent (ellton of parliament {for granting 

an if id to his Majejly by a land tax to be raifedin Great Britain,yir the 

fervice of the year one thoufand feven hundred and thirty) are enadled 

and prefcribed concerning the exchequer-bills to be made in pur- 

fuance of the fame a^ 

II. And be it further cnacSed by the authority aforefaid, - . . -. 
That all and every the powers and authorities for contradling for pj>^^ ;^ Jlj* 
the circulation and exchange of the exchequer bills to be made fuid t"x"of ^ 
forth in purfuance of the fame a£l, at a rate or premium not ex- this feflloiu 
ceeding three pounds per centum per annum^ and all and every 

other claufes, provifoes, powers, privileges, advantages^ penaU 
ties, forfeitures and difabilities contained in the faid laft mention- 
ed a6i, relating to the exchequer bills authorized to be made in 
purfuance of the fame ad (except fuch claufes as do charge them 
on the monies arifing from the aids thereby granted) mall be 
applied and extended to the exchequer bills to be made in pur- 
fuance of this adt; as fully and effedlually to all intents and, 
purpofejs, as if the fame exchequer bills had been ori|inal!y au- 
thorized by the faid laft mentioned a(5t, or as if the ^id feveral 
claufes or provifoes had been particularly repeated or re-enadled 
in the body of this ajEl. 

III, And be it enadled. That all fuch exchequer-bills as (hall Chargeable on 
be made forth in purfuance of this aiSl, and the intereft, premium, the firft aids 
rate and charges incident to or attending the fame, (hall be and *ft*r29 Sept. 
are hereby charged and chargeable upon, and fhall be repaid or "^^^' 
'horn by or out of the firft aids or fupplies which (hall be grant- 
ed in parliament next after the twenty ninth day of September 

which (hall be in the year of our Lord one thoufand feven hun- 
dred and thirty, and in the mean time and until fuch fupplies 
ihall be granted fufficient for thofe purpofes, the fame ihall be ^nd on the fur- 
and are hereby charged and chargeable on fuch furplus monies, plus of the dg- 
as at any time or times from and after the twenty fifth day of tieschargeable 
J4arch one thoufand feven hundred and thirty fliall arife into the ^*^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ 
^x^auer, from the feveral duties and revenues now charged ^^^^J^"^*^*^' 
with tnc annuity or yearly fund of one hundred and fncty thou- 
't^xA pounds, now payable to the united company of merchants 
tU^ En^latid tradmg to the EaJl'Inc^es^^ and ihall be more than 
, - fuf» 



Ij8 Anno tertio G^oRGil II. Ca6: [1730. 

fufScifnt to pay and fatisfy the quarterly payments or arrears of 
the faid annuity or yearly fund, or which (hall hereafter arife by 
any Tarings in the monies ariling by the faid duties and revenues, 
by any redu£lion that is or (hall be made in the faid annuity or 

Jrearly fund payable to the faid company, with their own cons- 
ent; and all and evexy fuch furplus monies or favings which 
(hall from time to time arife into the exchequer, before the 
granting fuch aids or fupplies as aforefaid, and until all the ex« 
chequer bills to be made in purfuance of this aft (hall be can- 
celled and difcharged, (hall be quarterly applied towirds die 
paying and defraying the premium, intereft and charges attend* 
ing on or incident to the fame exchequer bills, and fubjeA there* 
to, towards cancelling and difcharging the principal of the fiud 
exchequer bills in courfe, and from and after the difcharge of 
the faid exchequer bills, and fubjedt thereto, the faid furpIns 
monies or (avings (hall be referved for the future difpofitioa of 
parliament. 
IV. Jnd whereas by an aQ made in the ninth year of the reign ef 
f Geo. i# c. ^. hi% late majejly King George the Fir ft {for reviving and adding ft0# 
millions to the capital /loci of the South-Sea company) the whole in* 
ereafed capital Jiock of the faid company^ being then computed of thir*' 
ty three millions eight hundred and two thoufand four hundred and 
fighfy three pounds fourteen JhilRngs and a halfpenny^ was dMded 
into two equal parts^ and one moiety thereof^ being therein flettei ae 
fixteen millions nine hundred and one thoufand two hundred and fertf 
one pounds f event een /hillings and a farthings was to be converted in* 
to a joint flock y attended with certain annuities payable out of the 
funds of the faid company ^ in lieu of all the dividends^ profits and 
^ advantages juch moiety was then intiiled tOy after the rate ^ffivi 
. pounds per centum per annum, ufitil the twenty fourth day of Jftme 
one thoufand feven hundred and twenty feven^ and from tbencefortb 
with annuities at four pounds per centum per annum, redeemable 
h parliament^ and the fame were thenceforth to be called The joint 
ftock of South-Sea anhujtics ; and the other moiety or half part of 
the faid whole capital Jlocky amounting to the like fum of fixteen miU 
lions nine hundred and one thoufand two hundred and forty one pounds 
f event een Jhillings and a farthinty was to remain^ continue and be in 
the faid company as a joint flock in their otvn right y attended with 
the refidue of the annuities or yearly funds payable in the exchequer fer 
their faid whole capitaly until the redemption thereof by parliament^ and 
attended with the feveral allowances fettled or to be fettled for charges 
ef management y and with all the other benefitSy profits eftrade^ prhi* 
leges and advantages then belonging to the faid company \ andbytlfe 
fame a^ it was provide /, That after the feajl of the nativity of Saint 
* John Baptift in the year of our Lord one tooufand fevcn hundred and . 

twenty feven the fame flocks might be redeemed by any payments net 
lefs than five hundred thoufand pounds at a time, and that fuch pay* 
ments Jhould from time to time be appliedy either towards aifchitrging 
the principal fums which fl>ould belong to the faid South-Sea torn" 
pany in their own right y or towards dijfcharging the principal fums of 
the faid §outh-Sca annuities^ or tojoards mfcharging as well m^ 

fria^ 



i73Pj AnnotertioGEORGii II. a i6, 139 

frimipal fums rf the fmU tympany j as ef the fold South-Sea an^ 
nuities^ in fucb propettmSy mannir end fcrm^ as flxmli he pre^ 
ftribed by the ufpeSliw aH or a^s cf parliament for fumifiingfuch 
fums: and whereas by reajon or means of a fmaU error in computing 
the amount of the tjbok tncreafed capital fiock^ and fince reilifedj 
and by a payment and applicati^t of a fum of five hundred thoufand 
pounds in moieties towards reducing the capital fums both of the Jlock 
of the company and of the joint Jock of annuities^ in purjuome of an , Geo. ». fiat. 
a& of the firft vear of the reign of his prefent Majefh^ the capital ». c. ». 
^iem remaining aue on each of them doth now amount toftxteen millions 
fix hundred J^ty om thoufand one hundred and one pounds twelve Jbil^ 
lings and nine pence farthing refpe^ivefyy and no more : and whereas 
it is deemed expedient for this time and on tins prefent occafiony that 
fho fam of one million of pounds flerling fiiould be paid and applied 
for and towards peeing ojffi much of thefisid remainitig capital flock 
on principal fum belonging to the Jaid company in their own rights 
fonmoniy called The South-Sea ftock; be it therefore enaded by Sinking fund 
the authority aforefaid, That by or cut of fuch monies as are applied to pay 
Of (hall be in the receipt of the exchequer of the furpluOes, ex- ^^^^ ^^ 
icefies or overplus monies, commonly called TTpo finking fundy dock/ 
^tfifen or to arife at or from the feaft of the nativity of Saint John 
Saptift which (hall be in the year of* our Lord one thoufand 
ttotn hundred and thirty (after payment of or referving fufBcient 
fo pay fi)ch monies ai nave been direfted by any former aA or 
^tSt$ of parliament to be paid out of the fame) there (hall be if- 
fued and applied to the sovemor and company of merchants 6f 
Groai Britain trading to we South^Seas and other parts dl America^ 
and for aicoumging the Qfhery, at the faid feaft^ay, and after- 
ivardf quarterly from timp to time^ as the fame (hall arife^ fuch 
iiim or fums of money as (hall on fuch quarter-day or days be in 
the (aid receipt of the exchequer, for or towards redeeming part 
pff the annuities attending on the faid capital (l^k or fum remain- 
ing due to the faid company in their own right, until the fame 
payments lh?ll in the whole amount to the fum of one million 
of pounds fterling; and that as the faid payments of principal 
money (hall be from time to time made, a proportional part of 
their uiid capital (lock, and of the annuities attending thereon, 
fiudl alfo from time to time ceafe and determine, for the benefit 
of the publick; but as it may fo happen, that on the faid feaft- 
llayof the nativity of Saint John Baptifi which (hall be in the 'f money not 
yeftr of our Lord one thoufand fcvcn hundred and thirty, there ^jJ^^'^JJt in 
may not be fufHcient money in the receipt of the exchequer, a- Jre^Vm" y^* 
rifim from the faid furplufles, to fatisfy and pay the faid intire borrow at 4L 
ium of one million of pounds, and the faid South-Sea company percent 
^y defire then to receive the whole fum in one intire payment, 
|n order to make one diftribution of the whole amongft all the 
Proprietors of their faid capital ftock at one time; be it there- 
five enaAed by the authority aforefaid, That upon application 
bdkig made by the faid company to the commillioners of his 
Majefty's treafury now or for the time being, or the lord high 
ptBifiirer for the time being, and giving them notice of fuch 

tl\c« 



I40 Anno tcrtio Georgii II. c. i^. D730. 

their defire to have and receive the faid one million of pounds in 
one.intire payment ten days at leaft before the faid feaft-day, it 
Ihall and may be lawful to and for the faid commiffioners of the 
treafury, or any three of them, or the lord high treafurer, by 
warrant under their hands to permit or fuflfer any perfon or per* 
fons, body or bodies politick or corporate, to advance or lend to 
his Majefty at the receipt of his exchequer fo much money, at 
together with the monies then remaining in the exchequer of the 
faid furplufles, excefles or overplus monies, commonly called 
Tbe fmking fund, (hall be wanting to compleat the faid fum of 
one million of pounds, upon credit of the growing produce of 
the faid furplufles, excefles and overplus monies, and to be repaid 
out of the fame, as they fliall quarterly afterwards arife, together 
with an intereft for the forbearance thereof, in the mean time» 
after a rate not exceeding four pounds per centum per annum i 
and in fuch cafe the money fo to be lent or advanced, (hall be 
iflued and paid to the faid company, together with the monies 
then remaining in the exchequer of the ^id furpluflfes, to com- 
pleat the payment of the faid entire fum of one million of pounds ; 
and the monies which from thenceforth (hall arife from the faid 
furplufles, (hall quarterly be iflfued and applied to difcharge and 
fatisfy fuch loans with the intereft thereof, in the due order and 
common courfe of the exchequer, in cafes of loans ; any thing 
herein before contained to the contrary notwithftanding. 

V. And be it enaAed by the authority aforefaid. That the 
c^mpany*to ^^*^ South-Sea company (hall forthwith, upon the receipt of the 
diftribute out f^id fum of one million of pounds, or as foon after as convenient- 
the money to \y may be, divide out, and di(h'ibute the fame, amongft alL the 
the propnc- feveral proprietors of their faid capital (lock, towards finking 
^^^^ and discharging fo much of their (hares or interefts in the faid 

capital (lock, by even and equa) dividends amongft them all, in 
proportion to their refpedlive (hares or intereft therein. 

VI. And be it enaiSted by the authority aforefaid. That the 
Enbgovernori f;»id SQutb-Sea company or any member thereof, (hall not incur 
&c.ot the any difabiljty for or by reafon of any thing done in purfuance 
companrnot ^^ ^^'^ ^^» ^^^ ^^'* ^^^ fub-governor, deputy-governor or any 
to incur any ^ *^c dircdors now or for the time being, after the payments 
difability hereby diredled (hall take place, be deemed to be difqualified to 
Jicreby. continue fub-governor, deputy-governor or diredors, if, by rea- 
fon of fuch payments, there (ball not remain in their own re^ 
fpcdive names or rights fo much capital flock of the faid com*- 
\ any, as they before were required to have for the qualificatioi% 
of fuch fub-governor, deputy- governor or direftor refpedlively^ 
fo as fuch fub-governor, deputy-governor or diredlor refpecflive- 
Iv, within three months aUer his being obliged to receive any 
(um or fums of money in difcharge of any part of his (hare or 
intereft in the faid capital flock of the faid company, which will 
reduce his intereft or fliare therein under the fum required for 
fuch his qualification, do or (haU obtain, by purchafe or other- 
»ife^ fo much more capital ftock of the faid company, to be 



1730.] AnnotertioGEORCiiII. c. i6. 141 

transferred Into his own name and right, as (hall compleat th6 
fum neceflary for fuch his qualification. 

VIL And for the accommodation of fuch of the proprietors 
of the faid capital ftock, a& (hall be obliged to receive fmall fums 
iis dividends of their faid capital, and tor enabling them to re- 
place the fame with the leaft expence : be it cna^^d by the au- 
thority aforefaid. That in all and every cafe and cafes, where 
any proprietor or joint proprietors of any (hare or (hares in the 
faid capital (lock, (hall, out of the faid fum of one million, be 
paid on a dividend of capital on fuch their refpc^tive (hares or 
interefts, which dividend (hall not amount to more than the fum Small fums re- 
ef one hundred pounds, it (hall and may be lawful to and for^?*.^^.^* c^' 
the faid company, their officers or fervants, and they are hereby capital may 
required at any time before the day to be appointed by the court be replaced 
o€ dircdors for the (hutting up their transfer books, in order to without 
the payment of the half year's annuity, to be due on the twenty **"*?•• 
fifth day of December one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, to 
permit or fufiec any perfon or perfons, body or bodies pofiticic 
or corporate, being proprietors of the faid (lock,, to transfer to 
fuch proprietor or proprietors refpedUvely, any fum or quantity 
o(S0UtkrSea capital (lock, not exceeding the fum or fums fo di- 
vided out of capita], to him, her or them refpetflively, by writ* 
ing in the transfer books of the faid company, without any of 
the (lamps being impre(red thereon, which by any former a6l or 
adls of parlianient are required in cafes of transfers, and without 
any fees or other charges to the faid company, or their officers, 
clerks or fervants, for the fame; and alio to permit and fuffer 
the transferrees, or fome other perfon or perfons on their behalfs 
refpe<£lively to accept the fame; and that fuch transfers without 
{lamps (fubje<5l to the redridtions before mentioned) (hall be as 
good, valid and effectual in law to all intents and purpofes, as if 
the fame had been dampt according to any former or other law 
or laws for that purpofe ; and that na penalties or forfeitures in- 
flided by any fuch former law or laws for or on account of mak- 
ing or permitting transfers of ftock, without being (ir(l (lampt, 
ibail be incurred by any perfon or perfons a<fting therein in pur- 
fuance of this a<Sl ; and that it (hall and may be lawful to and 
for.thefaid South-Sea company, withinthe time before mentioned, 
to fell and difpofe of, to any fuch of their proprietors, any par- 
cels or quantities of that part of their capital (lock as now re- 
main in the faid company, or in any perfon or perfons in truft 
for them, not diftributed amongft the reft of their adventurers, 
as (hall be necelTary or fufficient for the purpofes aforefaid, and. 
no more, at fuch price or prices as (hall be from time to time 
agireed on between the faid company and fuch proprietors, and 
to caufe the fame to be transferred accordingly, free from fuch 
fiamps, fees or other charges as aforefaid ; any thing in any for- 
mer or other a6l or ads of parliament to the contrary notwith- 
fianding. 

VIIL And to the end, intent and purpofe that all truft eftates 
4Nr interefts in the faid capital (lock of the Ssuth-Sea company, 

may 



' 142 AiinotertioGBORGliiIL c. i^.« ri73tf« 

may be preferved and improved for the benefit of the perfont 
concerned therein, with the lead expence and inconvenience to 
Dividends of them : be it enaded by the authority aforefaid. That in all and 
ftock in truft every cafes where, in purfuance of this z6ty any payments or di- 
2,^y^^jj^§^ vidends (hall be made of the capital of any fuch ftock, as (haU 
of profit^ &c. ^ veiled in any perfon or perfons in truft for other perfons^ 
who have or claim di(lin<5t or different intereft therein, or for 
any other ends or purpofes, for which the capital fum or ftock 
ought to be preferved intire, fuch payments or dividends of the 
' capital ftock (hall not be paid or applied as dividends of profit, 

annuity or intereft, but (hall remain in the hands of fuch tnif* 
tees refpedlively, till otherwife difpofed of s^t intereft > and for 
that purpofe it (hall and may be lawful to and for the truftee or 
truftees, who ftiall receive tha fame, at his or their diicretion^ 
to lay out or difpofe of the fame or any part thereof^ in the pur<fc 
chafe of fo much other capital ftock of the fame kind, fls at th<$ 
current market price of fuch ftock the monies received for fuch 
dividends (hall, as near as conveniently may be, extend to pur^ 
chafe; which new purchafed ftock (hall be transfemfd to fuch 
truftee or truftees, and a receipt or receipts (hall be given and 
(igned by the perfon or perfons transferring the fiUne, (br tht 
monies paid for the £ime; and in cafe fuch iruftees refpc6tivcly| 
by writing indorfed on or annexed to fuch receipts^ and flgnea 
or acknowledged before one of the mafters of the high court o^ 
chancery, (hsul declare that the monies in the (aid receipts wcri 
the proQuce of the faid dividends of the faid capital ftoch, which 
figning or acknowledgment fuch mafters in chancery are here* 
by required to accept or take; and each and every fuch mafter^ 
before whom the fame (hall be done, (hall at the fame time certi- 
fy the fame, by fubfcribing his name thereto ; for doing whereof 
fuch mafter (hall be paid for each fuch certificate one (hilling 
and no more; then, and in every fuch cafe, the ftock mentioned 
in fuch receipts to be transferred, (hall refpedlively go and he 
deemed fubjedt and liable to the fame trufts, for the benefit of 
the fame perfons, and for the fame ufes, ends, intents and pur^ 
pofes, as the re(l of the truft ftock remaining in fuch tnifleet 
refpedively will or ought to be fubje6t or liable to; and (Ml 
truftees refpei^lively (hall from thenceforth be indemnified front 
any lofs, charges or damages, on account of their (b doings at 
the expences of the faid trim eftates. 
I'ruftees may ^^' Pi^ovided always. That nothing in this t& contained (hatf 
diii)o(e of the extend or be conftrued to extend to reftrain or prohibit anv fuch 
truii monies truftees from laying out or difpofing of any of the faid truft mo^ 
in any fccu- ^ics in any other purchafes or any other fecurities, wbettocr 
"'*^*' publick or private, if they (hall fo think fit, in the fame man« 

ner and with the fame freedom and fecurity to themfelves at 
they might have done if this a6t had not been made. 
Qapfe for ap • X. And be it further enaded by the authority aforefaid^ Thtt 
plying the ar- ^j^^ f^^ ^f devcn thoufand fix hundred fifty five pounds eleveif 
tcH and^*^" (hillings and nine pence half-penny, remaining in the exehe« 
uses. quer for arrears of fcvoral land taxes, payable in the year <me 

thoufand 



%73^'l Anno tertio Georoii II. c. i6. 14} 

thoufand feven hundred and twenty feven or before, (hall or 
may be iflued or applied as part of his Majefty's fupply granted 
for the fervice of the year one thoufand feven nundreid and thir- 
ty i any law, ftatute or provifion to the contrary in any wife 
notwithftanding. 

XL Provided always, and be it enaAed by the authority afore* Appropria- 
Cud, That all the monies coming into the exchequer, either by ^^^^ of ^1** 
loans or exchequer bills, upon one z& of this feflion of parlia* ^^thiTreS^^ 
ment, intituled, jfn ail for granting an aid to his Majejiy by a land 
tax U be rmfid in Great Britain for ihi fervice ef the year one 
thoufand fevenbundredandtbirtyy and fo much money, if any fuch be» 
of the tax thereby granted, as (hall arife and remain after all the 
loans or exchequer bilU made or to be made on the fame ad, and 
all the intereft, premium or rate, and charges thereon and the 
thereby allowable for raiGng the &id land tax, (hall be fatisfied 
or money fufficient (hall be referved in the exchequer to dif* 
charge the fame; and all the monies coming into the exchequer^ 
cither by loans or exchequer bills, upon one other a£t of this ' 
leflion of parliament, intituled. An a£i for continuing the duties 
wpen malty mum^ cyder and perry ^ in that part of Great Britain 
ediled England, and for granting to his Majejiy certain duties upon 
malt^ munty cyder and perry j in that part of Great Britain called 
Scotland, for the fervice of the year one thoufand feven hundred and 
thirty \ for exempting from the f aid duties ^ cyder and perry ufedfor 
difiillingi for afcertaining the bounty for malt exported; for better 
preventing frauds in the malting of com for exportation', for making 
good the deSciency of a late malt aSf^ and for giving further time to 
ekrks ana apprentices to pay duties omitted to be paid for their in* 
dentures or contraSiSy and fo much money, if any fuch be, of the 
duties thereby granted or continued, as (hall arife and remain 
after all the loans or exchequer bills made or to be made on tho 
£ime a6t, and all the intereft, premium or rate and charges there- 
on, and the charges thereby allowable for rai(ing the (aid duties 
(hall be fatisfied or money fu(Ecient (hall be referved to dif- 
charge the fame; and alfo the fum of two hundred thoufand 
pounds, to be paid into his Majefty's exchequer by the .united 
company of merchants of England trading to the Eaft^IndieSy in 
pucfuance of another ad of this prefent feflion of parliamenf^ 
fir reducing the annuity of the faid company,, and afcertaining their 
irado to the Eaft-Indies, and all the monies coming -into the ex- 
chequer by exchequer bills on this ad, and the fum of eleven 
thoufand fix hundred fifty five pounds eleven (hillings and 
nine pence half-penny, remaining in the receipt of his Majefty's 
taicbcquer on arrears of former land taxes, (hall be appropriated 
and applied, and are hereby appropriated for and towards the 
feveral ufes, intents and purpofcs herein expre(red, fubjed 
oeverthelefs to fuch reftridions as are hereinafter prefcribed; 
tfaat is to fay, it is hereby enaded and declared, that out of all 
or any the aids or fupplies aforefaid, there (hall and may be Sums allowed 
iffiied and applied any fum or fums of money not exceeding ^9^ "*^* ^^^'' 
tight hundred fifty three fhoufand feven hundred eight fix ^^^^** 
X pound* 



144 Anno tertio Oeor^ii II. c. i6. ['730] 

pounds (ijtteen (hillings and five pence, for or towards the naval 
fervices herein after more particularly expre/Ied, that is to fay^ 
for or towards defraying the charge of the ordinary of his Ma- 
jefty's navy, and for half-pay to fea ofRcers, and for or towards 
viduals, wages, wear and tear of the navy, and the vidhialling 
thereof performed and to be performed, and for or towards ex* 
traordinary repairs of his Majedy's navy performed and to bd 
performed, and for or towards other fervices of the navy per- 
formed and to be performed, 
Gi^enwich XII. And it is hereby further enadled. That dut of all or any 

hofpital* the aids or fupplies as aforefaid, there fliall and may be iiTued 
«nnd applied any fum or fums of money not exceeding ten thou- 
fand pounds, upon account, for and towards the fupport of the 
royal hofpital at Greenwich^ for the better maintenance of the 
feamen in the faid hofpital, worn out and become decrepit id 
the fcrvice of their country^ 
Office of ord- XIII. And it is hereby alfo enabled. That out of all or any 
nance for land of the aids or fupplies as aforefaid, there (hall and may be iflfoed 
fervice. and applied anj fum or fums of money, not exceeding nin^y 

four thoufand four hundred pounds nine (hillings and three 
pence, for or towards defraying the charge of the ofHce of ord- 
nance for land fervice performed and to be performed, and for 
defraying the extraordinary expehce of the office of ordnance 
for land fervice, not provided for by parliament. 
Land forces XIV. And it is hereby likewife enadted. That out of all ot- 
and other fer- any the aids or fupplies provided as aforefaid, there (hall ormay 
vices. jjg i(rucd or applied any fum or fums of money, not exceeding 

in the whole fum of one million one hundred ninety four thou-> 
fand two hundred twelve pounds fifteen (hillings and two pence 
three farthings, for or towards maintaining his Maje(fy's laqd 
forces, and other fervices herein after more particularly ex-< 
prefled; that is to fay, any fum not exceeding fix hundred fifty 
one thoufand (bur hundred eighty-four pounds feventeen (hill-' 
ings and one penny half-penny, for defraying the charge of fi^^ 
ventcen thoufand feven hundred and nine men, including com- 
miffion and non-commi(rion officers and invalids, for guards^ 
garrifons and fix independant companies for the fervice of the 
Highlands^ and other his Majefty's land forces in Great Britami 
Guernfty and Jerfiy^ and other fervices relating to the forces for 
the year one thoufand feven hundred and thirty ; and any fum 
or fums of money, not exceeding one hundred fixty thoufand 
two hundred thirty fivb pounds eight (hillings and one penny 
half-penny, for maintaining his Majefty's forces arid garrifons, 
in the plantations, Minorca and Gibraltar^ and for provifions' 
for the garrifons at Annapolis Royal^ Placentia and Gibraltar^ for 
the year one thoufand feven hundred and thirty ^ and any fum 
or fums of money, not exceeding twenty three thoufana four 
hundred fifty two pounds fixteen (hillings and three pence, up- 
on account of out-penfioners oi Chelfea hofpital, for the year 
one thoufand feven hundred and thirty; and any fum or foms 
of money, not exceeding twenty eight thoufand feven hundred 

eighty 



1 730,1 Anno tertio Georgii IL c. i6: 145 

eighty pounds twelve (hillings and five pence three farthings,^ 
for defraying fevcral extraordinary expences and fervices incurr- 
ed, and not provided for by parliament ; and any fum or fums 
of money, not exceeding fixty four thoufand pounds, upon ac- 
count or half-pay to the reduced officers of his Majcfty's land 
forces and marines, for the year one thoufand feven hundred 
and thirty ; fubjed! neverthelefs to fuch rules to be obferved in 
the application of the faid half-pay, as are herein after prefcrib- 
ed concerning the fame; and the fum of two hundred forty one 
thoufand two hundred tifry nine pounds one (hilling and three 
pence for defraying the expence of twelve thoufand Heffians^ 
taken into his Majefty*s pay for the fervice of the year one 
thoufand feven hundred and thirty; and any fum or fums of 
money, not exceeding twenty five thoufand pounds, for one 
year's fubfidy to the duke of Brunfwick Lumnhurgh fFolfenbuttellj 
purfuant to a treaty dated the twenty- fifth day oi November one 
thoufand feven hundred and twenty feven. 

XV. And it is hereby alfo enaded. That out of all or any Deficienciciof 
the aids or fupplies provided as aforefaid, there (hall and may funds, &c. 
be ifliied and applied any fum or fums of money, not exceeding 
one hundred fifteen thoufand four hundred forty fix pounds and 
three pence, towards making good the deficiency of the grants 
for the year one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine \ and 
any fum or fums of money, not exceeding fixty three thoufand 
ihrce hundred forty four pounds fixteen (hillings and five pence 
ferthing, to make good the deficiency of the fund commonly 
called the general fund^ for railing feven hundred twenty four 
thoufand eight hundred forty nine pounds fix (hillings and ten 
{wnce and one fifth part of a penny, for the year ended at Mi^ 
(haelmas one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine ; and any 
fum or fums of money, not exceeding two thoufand five hun- 
dred pounds, for the purchafe of the intereft of Dmtgall Cuthbcrt 
efquirc, or any perfon or perfons claiming under him in a re- 
verfionary grant to him during his life, in the ofiice of warden 
of the FUet prifon, after the deceafe of Thomas Bambridge efquire; 
and any fum or fums of money, not exceeding ten thoufand 
pounds, towards the maintenance of the Britijh forts and fettle- 
ments belonging to the Royal African company of England^ on 
the coaft of Africa ; and any fum or fums of money, not exceed- 
ing one thoufand five hundred pounds, upon account of one 
ja^% penfions^ from the twenty fifth day of December one thou- 
fiind feven hundred and twenty nine, to be allowed to the wi- 
dows of fuch half-pay officers of the land forces, as ferved and 
were married before the twenty fifth day of December one thou- 
fimd feven hundred and fixteen ; which faid fum of one thou- 
fand five hundred pounds (hall be ifTued to fuch perfon or pcr- 
fi)fia, as his Majefty (hall, by warrant or warrants under his 
royal fign manual, direct or appoint to receive the fame, to be 
bj him or them paid over to fuch widows of half-pay officers 
or their aflTigns, according to fuch efiabli(hments, lifts or other 
dircAtont, and with and fubjedt to fuch conditions, qualifica- 

VoL. XVI. L tions. 



146 Anno ttrtio GeoKgiI IL C. i€. [1730. 

tions, dedu(5lions or other allowances for the fame, as his Ma^ 
jefty by i'uch or the like warrant or warrants (hall be gracioufly 
pieafea, from time to time, to diredl or appoint. 
Not to be ap- XVI. And be it enadted. That the faid aids or Aipfdies, pro- 
plied to any yijcd as aforefaiJ, Ihall not be iffucd or applied to any ufc, in- 
® ^ " ^* tent or purpofe whatfocver, other than the ufes and purpofes 
before mentioned, or for the feveral deficiencies or other pay- 
ments, directed to be fatisfied thereout, by any particular claufe 
or claufes for that purpofe contained in any other a£t or adts of 
this prefent feffion of parliament. 
Rules to be XVII. And as to the faid fum of (ixtv four thoufand pcninds, 
obfervcd in )yy this adt appropriated on account of naif-pay as aforefaid ; it 
XrL*f*pay *^ '^''^^y c'^ac'^ed and declared by the authority aforefaid. That 
'^ ^' the rules herein' after prcfcribed (hall be duly obferved in the 
application thereof; that is to fay, that no perfon (hall have or 
receive any part of the fame, who was a minor and under the 
age of fixteen years, at the time when the regiment, troop or 
company, in which he ferved, was reduced ; that no perfon mall 
have or receive any part of the fame, except fuch perfons who 
did adual fervice in fome regiment, troop or company ; that no 
perfon having any other place or imployment of profit, civil or 
military, under his Majelly, (hall have or receive any part of the 
faid half-pay; that no chaplain of any garrifon or regiment, who 
has any ecclefiaftical benefice in Great Britain or Ireland^ ihali 
have or receive any of the faid half-pay ; that no perfon (hall 
have or receive any part of the fame, who hath refigned his 
commiffion, and has had no commiflion fince ; that no part of 
the fame (hall be allowed to any perfon by virtue of any war* 
rant or appointment, except to fuch perfons who would have 
been otherwife intitled to the fame as reduced officers ; and that 
no part of the fame (hall be allowed to any of the officers of the 
five regiments of dragoons, and eight regiments of foot lately 
difbanded in Ireland^ except to fuch as were lately taken off the 
eftablilhment of hdf-pay in Great Britain, 
s Geo. 2. c< 18. XVIII. And whereas by an aH of parliament made in the fetoni 
year of his Myeflfs reign j intituled^ An adt to afcerrain the cuftom 
payable for com and grain imported ; for better afcertaining the 
price and quantity of corn and grain, for which a bounty is pay- 
able upon exportation ; for appropriating the fupplies granted in 
this felTion ot parliament ; and for giving further time to clerks 
and apprentices to pay duties omitted to be paid for their in- 
dentures and contradts, feveral fupplies which had Uen granted t» 
his MajeJIy^ as is therein mentioned^ were appropriated to fewral 
ufes and purpofes therein exprejfed^ amongfl which any fum or films 
ef money ^ not exceeding fifty [even thoufand pounds^ was appropriated 
- to be paid to the reduced officers of his Majefly's land forces atid ma^ 
rines \fubje5i never thelefs to fuch rules to be obferved in the apflica^ 
ticn of the faid half -pay ^ as in and by the afore/aid aSf were prifcribei 
in that behalf: now it is hereby provided, enadted and declared, 
Overplns of by the authority aforefaid. That fo much of the faid fum of 
the iiait-pay fifty fcven thousand poum^ls as i% or (hall be more than fufficient 

to. 



17^0.] Aniio tertio GEOliGii 11. C. 17—19. '47 

to Tatisfy the faid reduced officers, according to the faid rules money of laft 
by the faid adts prefcribed to be obferved in the application J^^d^^^jhe 
thereof, or any part of fuch overplus, (hall or may be difpofed Smpaffionatc 
of to fuch officers who are maimed or loft their limbs in the late M, 
wars, or fuch others as by reafon of their long fervice or others- 
wife, his Majefty (hall judge to be proper objefts of charity, or 
to the widows or children of fuch omcers, according to fuch 
warrant or warrants under his Majefty's royal fign manual^ as 
/hall be figned in that behalf; any thing in this adt, or the faid 
former ad, to the contrary notwithftanding. 

XIX. Jnd whereas Richard WoUafton e/quircy receiver general 
of the taxes for the county of Salop, // in arrear upon his account of 
the ftxth twojhilling aidy one thoufand feven hundred twenty two^ the 
fum of two thoufand nine hundred ninety five pounds eleven Jbillings 
one penny three farthings or thereabout Sy which arrear was occafsoned 
by his agents having by mijlake overpaid the like fum on the ninth three 
jhiUing aid in the year one thoufand feven hundred twenty one ; be it 
therefore enacted by the authority aforefaid, That it (hall and Cltufelnfa- 
may be lawful for the lord high trcafurer, or the commiflTioners ▼ourofRic^- 
of the treafury for the time being, or any three or more of them, Jfo,,^^ ^**^" 
to dire<5t the laid fum of two thoufand nine hundred ninety five ^ 
pounds eleven (hillings and one penny three farthings or there- 
abouts, overpaid as aforefaid, to be repaid to the faid Richard 
ff^ollaftony out of the arrears of former land taxes, which now 
are in or (hall come into the receipt of his Majefty's exchequer^ 
jind which are not herein otherwife appropriated, and that the 
fame (hall be immediately paid in by him in difcharge of the 
aforefaid arrear on his account of land tax granted for the year 
one thoufand feven hundred and twenty two. 

CAP. XVIL 
An a^ for making the hamlet of Limefaoufe, and part of the hamlet of 
RatdifFe, in the panfti of Saint DunfhiD Stebonheatb, alias Stepney, in 
the county of Middlefex, a diftinft pari/h, and for providing a malate* 
nance for the minifter of the new church there. 

Appointment of 3500 1. to purchafe lands, &c. for the minifter of the new 
church. Churchwardens may make vaults, &c. Churchwardens to pay 
io I. per ann. to the redor. Veftrymen to t\t6k a leAurer, and all officers. 
New diftrid a diltin^ pari(h. lUtclifFe hamlet to remain as before for 
po ;rs rates, &c. The great tithes continued to Brafen Nofe college. The 
two portionifts to receive each sc 1^ per ann. during their incumbencies. 
Parim derk to be a member of the parilh clerks. The new church not to 
be held in Commendam. The parifh clerk of the new church to pay ^)« 
per ann. to the prefent clerk of Stepney. Inhabitans of the new partfli 
paying « s. 6 d. per month to poors rate, to be vellrymen. Repairing the 
reads to continue as before. 

CAP. XVIIL 
An afi for repairing the feveral roads leading into the city of Hereford. 
The tdls took place i July 1730. and are to continue for %i years. Con* 
ehmidly %% Geo. t. c.iS. 

CAP. XIX. 

Aa •& to pnmding a maintenance for the minifter of the new church 
near BkXMnflMiry Market in the county of Middlefex 1 and for making 
jaore cficiftnal' an 9iSt paifed in the fourth year of hb late Majefty^a 
ic^gDy for imp«wering the commiiHoners for building the fifty new 

^ h% chuTcbft%, 



14^ Anno tertio G£0RGII II. c. 29. [^73^* 

churclies, to cUrefl the parifh church of Saint Gile^ in the Fields H> tht 
faid county, to be rebuAt, inftead oFone oF the faid fifty new churches. 

Appointmeut of 3000 1. to purchafe lauds, Ice, for the minifter of the n^w 
chqrch. Inhabitants of the old parifh to pay 1150!. for the re$or of the 
new. CommifTioners to purchale a churchyard for the new church bf 
S4. June 1730. Commiiiloners and vefikrv to tot the rates of B«riai»» VaiUt9f 
f(C. in the new churck veiled in the courcbwardena. Re^ry not tp be 
field in Commendam. Parifh clerk to be a member of the parifh clerks 
Not to take away any rights of the prefcnt redor of St. Giles m the Pieldt. 
Le6lurer to be chofen by the redor and veflrymen. One bell only in the 
ileeple. CommifTipners to pay 8000 1. for rebuilding Saint Giles** chuixh* 
After 25 March 1731, till an efieftual divifion of the parifhes can be had* 
t^i(h omcers to be chof<;n as formerly, and all poors rates fhall be nade 
by both parlfbcs jointly. Salyo for aU. rights of the duke of Bedford. 

CAP. XX, 
yin aEl for taking off certain duties on falt^ and for m4k$ng 
good any deficiencies in the funds^ that may happen there- 
by \ and for charging the reduced annuity^ payable to the 
Eajft-India company^ on, the aggregate fund ; and for relief 
of Matthew ^.yon, executor of Matthew Page dueafed^ 
in refpeH of the duty for fait loft by tht ovetfhwing ef 
the river Mercy, in the year one thoufand feven hundred 
arid twenty four. 

^ScCW.&M. W^/P^^ A^"* '^ of parliament mfide injhemband 
i,j, V y Jixth years of the retgn of their late majeflies King; Wilham 

and ^ueen Mary, intituled^ An adl for granting to their Ma- 
jefties ceftain rates and duties upon fait, and upon beer> ale an4 
other liquors, for lecuring certain recompences and advanta^s 
in the faid ad mentioned, to fuch perfon^ as (hall voluotanly 
advance the fum of ten hundred thoufand pounds towards car- 
rying on the war againft France^ it was^ amon^ other things^ 
ena^dy That from and after the five and twentieth day of March 
one thoufand Rx hundred and ninety four^ there Jhould be^ through^ 
out the kingdom of England, dominion ^ Wales, and town of Ber- 
wick upon Twced^raifed^ levied^ colle^ed and paid unto their Mh- 
jeflieSi their heirs and JuccefforSy until the feventeentb day of R4ay 
which Jbould be in the year of our Lord one thoufand Jim hunarod and 
ninety feven, for falty the rates and duties following 5 that is to fay^ 
For every gallon of fait ^ not being of the produ^ or mamt failure of 
the iingdom of En^and, dominion of Wales or town^of BfivwUi, 
vpon Tweed, imported or to be imported into England, Walea or 
Berwick upon Tweed, the fum of three pence of law/fid money of 
England*, vuer and above the then duties payable on fait importod^ 
and after that rate for a greater or lefjer quantity ; and for every 
gallon of fait and rock falt^ made at the fait works ^ or taken, out of 
any pits, within the faid kingdom of England, dominion of Walcft 
or town c/ Berwick upon Tweed, the fum of one. penttsf balf-pemty^ 
and after that rate for a grcader or lefpfn quantity ; vntb divers prO' 
viftons aftd iire^iota in the. faid aSf contained^ for managing^ eoUe^t*^ 
7 & J W &M "^' ^^"^ ^"^ ^PP¥f^i the fame duties : and whereas by^aitotber aS 
c, ji. ' ^^de in the feventh and eighth years of the reign of their' faid late 



I7S0-] Anno terrio Georgii il. c, 20. 149 

MajeflieSi intitukd^ An aft for continuing to his Majefty certain 
duties upon fait, glafs wares^ (lone and earthen wares, and for 
granting feveral duties upon tobacco pipes and other earthen 
Mrares, for carrying on the war againft France^ and for eftabhfh- 
ing a national land bank^ and taking off the duties upon tun- 
nage of (hips, and upon coals, the fame rates and duties were con- 
tinuedfsr ever^ fsr the purpofes of the fnd a^ : and whereas by a ' 
fuhfequent a^ made in the ninth year ef the reign of her late majejiy 5 Ann. c. u, 
^een Anne, For making good deficiencies, and fatisiying the 
publick debts^ and for erefting a corporation to carry on a trade 
to the South-Seas^ and for the encouragcnnent of the li(hery, the 
tefore mentioned duties^ amongjl other duties therein enumerated^ 
were made part of the duties end revenues on %vhicb the fund or an- 
nuityy and allowance for charges of management^ thereiy made, pdy- 
Me to the South-Sea company^ to be erected ly virtue and in pur- 
fuance of the fame ail^for or in refpe^ of the feveral publick debts or' ' • 
fecurities thereby authorized to be fubfcrtbed into the capital or joint 
ftock of tl}ijame company y were charged: and whereas by virtue of 
the fame laft recited a£fy and of the fubfcriptions made of publick debts 
#r incumbrances in purfuance thereof and of a further fum of money 
advanced by thefaid South-Sea company into the exchequer^ in pur- 
fnance of an a£f of the fir ft year of the reign of his late majefiy King i Gco.r.(bit.f. 
Georgtf the Firjty For enlarging the capital ftock and yearly fund ^•*»- 
of the South'Seacom^vtvjy and by feveral fubfequenta^i of parliament ^ 
the faid South-Sea company are ihtitled^ either in the right of their 
frejent capital flocks or in truft for the proprietors of the capital flock of 
South- Sea annul tiss^ as the jame were divided into moieties^ by an a£f 
§f the ninth year of the reign of his faid late majefiy King George 9GC0.X. c. 6^ 
the Firfty to have and receive out of the feveral duties and revenues 
appropriated by thefaid recited aff of the ninth year of her faid late 
Majeflfs reign^ and fucb fuhfequent aSis as aforefaid^ one annuity or 
yearly fund of four hundred thoufand pounds of lawful money of 
Great Britain, and alfo the yearly allowance of eight thcufand pounds 
for charges of management^ fubje^ to redemption by parliament y on 
payment to tbetn of the fum of ten millions y by anyfnms fwt lefs than 
five hundred thoufand pounds at a time: and whereas by an a^ of 
parliament made in the ninth and tenth years of the reign of his faid 9 & 10 W. s* 
iate mdjefty King William the Thirdy intituledy An act for raifing c.44« 
fl fuiii hot exc<^ing two millions upon a fund for payment of 
annuities after the rate of eight pounds per centum per annumy 
and fqt fettling the trade to the Eaft- Indies y it was amongfi other 
things ena^edy That there /hould be raifed^ leviedy colle^ed and paid 
mlto bis Majefty, his heirs and fuccejfors for ever ^ for falt^ whether ^ 

imported from foteigh parts, or home madcy feveral additional rates 
and duties therein mentioned (over and above all other duties already 
fe^Nefor the fame, by any aSf or a^s of parliament before that time 
VMifr, and then in force) and the fame additional duties on fait y toge^ 
tier fvith certain additional duties on fiampt vellumy parchment and 
tdp&i therein mentioned or referred tOy were charged with an annuity 
sr parly fknd of one hundred andftxty thoufand pounds for payment 
]^^mfdite$Sj after the rate of eight pounds per c^t^m per annum, 
' V ]L J redeem^ 



ISO Anno tertlo Georgii II. C.20. [«730. 

redeemable by parliament^ fo the fubfcribers of two mtlUons^ in pur- 
fuance of the fame aD : and whereas tks faid annuity or yearly fund 
of one hundred andftxty thoufand pounds Ji ill remains charged on tht 
fame additional duties on falt^ and flamp duties^ and is now payable 
to the united company of merchants of England trading to the Eaft- 
Indies, redeemable by parliament^ on payment to thefaid united com- 
pany of the capital fum or debt from the publick^ of three millions two 
hundred thoufand pounds ; but the faid united company have agreed 
and confented to reduce the fame annuity or yearly fund of one hundred 
andftxty thoufand pounds^ from the twenty ninth day of September 
which fball be in the year of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred 
and thirty^ to an annuity or yearly fum of one hundred and twenty 
eight thoufand pounds^ redeemable by parliament^ onfuch terms as are 
particularly expreffed in another a^ of this prefent feffon of parlia- 
Ann, c. 8. ^'^^^ •* ^^^ whereas by the articles of union between the kingdoms of 
Article s. ' England and Scotland, all the faid duties on fait were, from tne 
times therein mentioned, to take place in Scotland (except the ad- 
ditional duty on home made fait) with fome proviftons for prevent- 
ing fait made in Scotland /r^w being brought into England, without 
5&6W.&M. paying the faid additional duty on fait made in England ; now we 
*^* 7" your Majcfty's moft dutiful and loyal fubjcd^s, the commons of 

Great Britain, having confidered how great a relief it would be 
to your Majefty's fubjecfts, to take off the duty impofed by the 
faid firft recited ad on home made falt« and alfo to takeoff all 
the additional duties on fait, whether foreign or home raade^ 
impofed by the faid z6i of the ninth and tenth years of the reiga 
of his faid late majefty King fVilliam the Third, and being dc- 
firous at the fame time to tecure the creditors of the publick 
from any injury and damage they may fuffcr thereby, do moft 
humbly befeech your Majefty that it may be enaiSlcd ; and be 
it enacted by the King's moft excellent majefty, by and with 
the advice and confent of the lords fpiritual and temporal and 
commons in this prefent parliament aifembled, and by the au- 
Aftcr 15 Dec. thority of the fanae, That from and after the twenty fifth day of 
1730. the du- December which (hall be in the year of our Lord one tboulind 
made folt uT ^^^ hundred and thirty, the duty of one penny half-penny per 
determine. gallon on fait and rock fait, made at the falt-works or taken 
out of any pits within this kingdom, which was granted by the 
faid act of^the fifth and fixth years «f the reign of their late 
majefties King William and Queen Mary, and fince made per- 
petual, and alfo all the additional duties on fait, whether im- 
ported from foreign parts or home made, which were granted 
by the faid a6t of the ninth and tenth years of the reisn of his 
faid late majefty King William the Third, (hall ceafe, determine 
^efe duties re- and be no longer paid or payable ; and then and from thence- 
'vvvedfor j forth all the powers and authorities given or granted by any 
■^'gco « c 6 ^^ ^^ ^^5 ^f parliament for the levying, fecuring, collecting or 
andmadi^per- recovering the fame, and all penalties and forreiturcs relating 
fetual by thereto, and all provifions, regplations or reftridtions, relating 
^6 Geo. 2. C.3. to the importing or bringing pf fait made in Scotland into Eng" 
land, without paying the fiud additional duty on fait, (hall ceaie^ 

dctetr 



§730.] Anno tertio Georgii II. c.20. 151 

detenenme and not be put in execution, and then and from 
thenceforth the right or demand of any perfon or perfons, in 
purfuance of the faid recited acts or any of them, on his or 
their exporting beyond the feas any fait, tor which the faid du- 
ties had been before fecured or paid, to have the fecuritieb for 
the fame difcharged or the monies paid for the fame repaid, 
fliali alfo ceafe and determine, as to fo mucli of fuch fccuriiies 
or payments, as were given or made for any of the duties by 
this a& to be determined, and that no drawbacks on account 
of fuch duties fo fecured or paid before the faid twenty iifth 
day of Deamber which Ihall be in the year of our Lord one 
thouland feven hundred and thirty (except for the duty of three 
pence per gallon on foreign fait impofed by the firft herein re- 
cited adt) mall be made and allowed on any fait exported be- 
yond the feas after that time. 

- IL Provided always. That nothing in this a<5t contained (hall p^^.^ ^^ 
extend or be conftrued to extend to determine the faid duty of foreign fait to 
three pence ^^ gallon on ialt not of the produA or manufacture continue, 
of the kingdom of England^ dominion o{ ff^ales^ or town of jB^r- 
wici up$n TwaJj fo as aforefaid granted by the faid a6t of the 
fifth and fixth years of the reien of their late majefties King 
fyiHiam and Queen Mary^ and unce made perpetual ; nor (hall 
the fame extend or be conflrued to extend to determine or make 
void any the provifioas, rules or dire<^ions, made or given by 
the (aid ads or any of them, and now in force, for payment of 
the fame duty by the importers of fuch foreign fait upon the 
entry thereof, or for preventing the landing thereof before fuch 
entry made, or the iecuring the fame by bond with fuflicient 
fureties, or for allowing the difcounts on paying the faid duty 
in ready money, or for allowances for drawbacks of the duties 
paid or fecurea on the re-exporting the fame for foreign parts, 
or for making good any lo(res or accidents that may happen in 
fuch fait after (hipping the fame for exportation to foreign parts, 
or to be carried cpaftwife, or for afcertaining the weight in each 
bu(hel, by which the faid duty (hall be computed, or to deter- 
piine or make void any former z6i or claufe relating to (hips or 
yeflels laden with foreign fait found hovering on the coail, or 
relating to fuch fait exported to Ireland^ and landed there ^ but 
the fame and every of them (hall remain and be in as full force 
and virtue as they now are or would be if this adl had not been 
made, or as if the fame had been particularly repeated and re- 
ena^fted in the body of this adl ; any thing herein contained to 
the contrary thereof notwithftanding. 

IIL Provided neverthelefs, and be it enac^ted by the authority 
^forefaid^ That the faid duty of three pence ^^r gallon on foreign What fliall be 
bit (hall extend only to fuch (alt as is not the produdt and ma- ^««?^ 
nufaAure of fome part of the whole united kingdom of Great ^^^^ 
Britain^ and that all fait of the product or manufadture of that 

Ert of Great Britain called Scotland (hall be exempted from the 
d duty, as well as fait of the, produdl or manufacture of that 
jpiTtof Grfat Britain called England is exempted from the fame, 

JL4 by 



1^2 



unue. 



Anno tertio Georgii U. c. 20. [1730* 

l>y the dercriptbn qF the (aid duty in the faid firft recited aft 
which originally granted the fame. 
Penalties, &c, IV. Provided alfo, and be it enafted by the authority afore- 
^^ufrrei* '^ * ^^^^ nothing herein contained (hall extend or be conftrued 
fait to con-^" ^^ extend to determine or make void any the penalties or forfia- 
turcs in(U<5led or impofed by the faid former a£ts or ^y of 
thcm> and now in force, for any offences in the landing of luch 
foreign fait before entry> or for any other frauds or.abiues upoa 
the re-exporting the lame, in relation to the drawbacks of duties 
which had been before paid upon the firil importing the bmtf 
and afcerward;^ relanding the fame in any part of Great Britm 
clandedincly, or for any other offences agaunft the faid zSts^ ill 
relation to the fame duty, nor to alter any provifians now ia 
fofce for the diftribution of the faid penalties tod forfeitures be- 
tween his Majefty and the informers, when recovered^ or the 
method of fuing for or recovering the fame, fave only that from 
and after the (aid twenty fifth day of Dicember which (hall be is 
the year of our lord one thouland feven hundred and thirty, the 
provifions for fuing for, recovering receiving or mitigating the 
(ame, by the £ime means, rules, ways and methods as any pe« 
naXxy or forfeiture is to be fued for or recorerable by any lawy 
relating to the excife, (hall ceafe and determine $ acid tfa^ and 
from thenceforth the fame (hall be fiied for, levied^ recovered 
and received for any frauds or offences that (hall be committecl 
in that part of Great Britam called E^landy by adbn of deblf 
bill, fuit, plaint or inforoution in any of his Majefty's courts of 
record at ^ejimin/iery and for any fifauds or oScnces that (ball 
be committed in that part of Great Britain called Satkadj m 
the court of exchequer at EdMurghj wherein no e(ibigfi, pro* 
te<!lion or wager of law (hall be allowed, or any more than oae 
imparlance. 

V. Provided aiways. That in any cafes where any pTDVifionf 

are made by any former ads of parliament for fuing (or, praiib* 

^ euting or recovering any penalties or fcorfeitur^ for any offenccp 

or frauds in relation to the faid duties, before any two or mora 

juftices of the peace, the fame powers or provifions for fuing far^ 

profecuting or recovering the (ame before fucb juftices of the 

peace, in relation to die faid duty of three pence! fer gaUoo od 

foreign fait, (hall continue in full force and be pot m execution; 

any thing herein contained to the contrary notwith(tanding. 

..- ' Vl. Provided aHb, That nothing in tnis adt contained (hali 

chargcVro- extend or be conftrued to extend to acquit, relea(e or di(cbarge 

prietors of fait any importers or makers or proprietors of fait or rock fait from 

made before any duties due or to grow due for (ale imported, or rock fait ta« 

*J Oec. 173a itcn out of the pits, or (alt made and removed, before the fiu4 

twenty fifth day of December Qne thoufand fieven hundred and 

thirty, or any fecurities for the fame, or any penalties or forfiei* 

turcs incurred, or to which any perfon or perfons was^'were or 

(hall become liable for any frauds or offences in relation to the 

(aid duties before that time \ but the fame (hall remain due, pav«* 



how to be 
fued for* 



Profecution 
for penalties 
before iuftics 
to continue. 



^73^*1 Anno teitio Georgii II. c. 20. 15^ 

able, fuable for and recoverable in the fame manner as they 
would have been if this z&. had not been made. 

VII. And be it declared and enadled by the authority afore- Treafury tp 
faid. That it (hall and may be lawful for the lords commif- continue atter 
fioners pf his Majefty's treafury, or any three or more of them, *5 Dec. of- 
or the lord high treafurer for the time being, to continue or ap- ti?g*iil^ai^*^ " 
point, for fome reafonable time, not exceeding in the whole rears of (alt 
eighteen months, after the faid twenty fifth day of Drcember one duties. 
iboufand feven hundred and thirty, fuch ana fo many officers 

of the fait duties, or other perfon or persons as (hall be ne^e(rary 
for the getting 10, receiving and accounting for the duties on fait 
hereby determined, or any arrears or (cc^rities' for the fame, 
which may be due at or after the faid twenty fifth day of De- 
umker out thoufand feven hundred and thirty, and tor recover- 
ing the penalties and forfieitures incurred before the faid time» 
with fuch reafonable allowances for the (ame as may be thought 
'neceflary. 

VIII. Provided alfo, and be it enaAed by the authority afore* Bounties on 
£ud. That nothing in this ^^i contained (hall extend or be con- ^^ exported 
^ued to extend, to repeal, determine or make void all or any «>nt"*"«d- 
of the bounties or allowances enaded or diredled to be paid on 

ihe exportation of fi(h from Gnat Britainy out of the duties on 
Alt, l^ an a^ of the fifth year of the reign of his late majefty 
King Gf^rgi the Firft intituled, An a&fmr recovering the credit if 
^ Briti(h}^/7 i^ foreign partSj and for better fecuring the duties 
upcnfalty but the fame (haU continue to be paid and payable on 
all n(h exported, in fuch manner tod upon fuch terms, and 
with and iinder fuch regulations, rules and in(farudion8 as the 
^une wouU have been payable in cafe this %&, had not been 
made or ai>y of the faid duties on fait had not cealisd and been 
determined. 

IX. Save only, and be it enaded by the authority aforefaid. How the 
That as to fuch of the faid bounties and allowances, as from bounties (haU 
and after the twenty fifth day of December one thoufand <>c P^* 
jjeven hundred and thirty, (hall become due or payable for fi(h 

cured in and exported from any port or ports in that part of 
Grogt Britain called England^ dominion (k Wales^ or town of 
Berwick upon Tweedy the fame (hall be paid and payable out of 
kNb monies arifen or to ariie for fait remaining in the hands of 
the refpe^tive colle^ors of the duties of fait or cuftoms in the 
port or ports where fuch fi(h was exported, or in default there- 
of« out of the monies arifen or to arife, and remaining in the 
hands of thecolledors of the cuftoms, or fubfidies, out of which 
tlie bounties or allowances for corn or other grain exported are 
now by law payable ; and in cafe the coUedors of the cuftoms 
or the duties on fait in any out^port of that part of Great Bri^ 
M» called England^ dominion of fVaUs^ or town of Berwick up^ 
mTWioJy (hall not have monies fufficient in their hands to pay 
fht bad botmties or allowances arifing by the faid duty of three 
- "^ /#r gallon on foreign fair, or by monies arifing by cu^ 

ftoms. 



154 



The liberty 
of importing 
foreign fait 
fortheBri- 
tifh filbery 
continaea. 



5 Geo. I.e. i8 



Foreign fait 
imported to 
be under the 
commifnoners 
oftbeciudoms. 



Anno tcrtio Georgii II. c. lo. [i730* 

ftoms, out of which the bounties on corn exported are payablei 
that then fuch colle^or or colle<ftors (hall give to the exporter, 
or the perfon impowered to demand the fame (without fee or 
reward) a certificate under his hand^ attefted by the comptroller 
of the fame out-port, of what is due to fuch exporter for the 
fi(h fo exported from fuch out-port, certifying to the commifp 
fioners of the cudoms in London^ that he or they have not 
monies in his or their hands fufiicient to pay the fame ( which 
certificate being affixed to the debenture for the filb fo exporti- 
ed, and being produced to the faid commiflioners at iJndm^ 
they the faid commiflioners are hereby authorized and required, 
on demand by the perfon that (hall bring the fame, to caule the 
monies thereby due to be paid in three months by the receiver 
general, or ca(hier of the cu(toms for the time being (without 
fee or reward) out of fuch monies in his hands, arifing by the 
faid duty of three pence per gallon on foreign (alt, or by fuch 
cuftoms or duties as are chargeable with the payment of the 
bounty for the exportation of com or grain, in like manner as 
the debentures for the bounty on com or grain exported are 
now paid or payable ; and as to fuch of the faid bounties and 
allowances as (ball become due or payable for fi(h cured in and 
exported from any port or place in that part of Gnat Britain 
called Scotlattdj the fame (hall continue to be paid or payable in 
the fame manner and out of the fame duties and revenues arifing 
in that part of the faid united kingdom, as the (ame are now 
payable there by any law or laws now in being ; any thing in 
this adt before contained to the contrary notwith(hinaing. 

X. Provided alfo, and be it enaded by the authority afore* 
raid. That as to fuch of the duties heretofore granted on fdrrign 
fait imported, and not by this ad determined, the fame liberty 
of importing the fame, for the ufe of the Briti/h fifhery free from 
the (aid duty of three pence per gallon, and the fame powers or 
obligations for locking up, delivering and accounting for the 
fame for the curing of fi(h to be exported, and the ume pe* 
na)ties and forfeitures for any offences therein, as was or were 
granted or ena&ed by the faid z& of the fifth year of the reign 
of his faid late majefty King George the Firft, and the fame 
means and methods for executing, fuiog for, profeputing or rer 
covering the fame, except only what relates therein to the laws 
of excife, (hall continue and remain in force in as full and am- 
ple manner as they would have been if this adt had not been 
made ; any thing herein before coiVtained to the contrary nptr 
withftanding. 

XL Provided alfo, and be it enadted by the authority aforer 
faid. That from and after the faid twenty fifth day of Deeemkir 
which (hall be in the year of our Lord one thoufand feven hunr 
dred and thirty, the management of the levying, colledUng, rcf 
ceiving, recovering or fecuring the duty on foreign fait import- 
ed, hereby continued, (hall be under the care of the commifr 
iioners and officers of his Majefty's cuftoms for the tiipe bei^ 



f 730.] Anno tertio Georgii II. c. 20. 155 

n the fame manner and form as the cuftoms or duties arifing hy 

he a^ of tunnage and poundage, of the twelfth year of the 

reign of his late majefty King Charles the Second, or by any o- i» Car. ?.c.4. 

:hcr law relating to the cuftoms, are managed, levied, co]le(5^ed 

3r accounted for, the neceflary charges of management being 

firft deducted ; any law pr ufage to the contrary notwithftand- 

ing. 

XII. Provided always. That fuch commiflioners of his Ma- CommifGonerv 
jetty's cuftoms, or their under officers, as (hall be in the poflcf- and officcn 
fion or execution of their fcveral offices at the time when the not obliged to 
faid duties (hall firft come under their care or management, ftiall 2:Ww^„ j^at' 
not on that account only be obliged to qualify themfelves again, account only. 
as the laws require all perfons to do, that accept any new office 

or place of profit or truft under the crown, fo as they have be- 
fore that time duly qualified themfelves for their relpeftive of- 
fices they ftiall then be in the pofTeffion or execution of; nor 
(hall they or any of them be liable to or incur any penalties, 
forfeitures or difabilities for their omitting the fame on that oc- 
cafion. 

XIII. And whereas by twofeveral acfs of parliament made in the 

eighth year of the reign of his late majefy King George the Firft ^ For g q^^ ,^ ^^ . 
taking off the duty upon all fait ufcd in curing of red herrings & 16.* 
or white herrings, and for laying proportionable duties on fuch 
herrings confumed at home only, one duty or rate of one fliilling 
and eight pence per thoufand was laid on all red herrings cured pro^ 
mijcuou/fy with red herrings difignedfor exportation^ but afterwards 
delivered out for home confumption ; and another duty or rate of three 
fiillings and four pence per barrel was kid on all white herrings cur^ 
ed pronufcuoujly with white herrings defigned for exportation^ but 
afterwards delivered out for home confumption ; and in each of the faid 
oRs there is a provifton^ that in cafe the duties ofexcife on fait {which 
then amounted to three JbilKngs and four pence per bujbel on home 
made falt^ and fix Jhillings and eight pence per bujbel on foreign fait) or 
any of themjhould ceafe determine or be redeemed by parliament^ then 
the nfpe^ive rates and duties thereby impofed fl>ould ceafe or be lefjen^ 
ed in proportion to the duties on falts that Jbouldfo ceaje^ determine or 
be abated. 

XIV. Jnd whereas in confequence of this prefent affj four parts 
in five of the whole of the Jaid duties on fait ^ both home made and 
foreign^ computed together ^ will ceafcy ditermine and be abated from 
'the twenty fifth day ^December one thoufand feven hundred and 

thirty ; be it therefore further enacted by the authority aforefaid. 
That a proportional part or parts of the faid feveral rates and 
duties impofed by the laft mentioned a^s on red herrings and 
irhite herrings delivered out for home confumption, that is to 
fiiy, four parts in five of each of them (hall, from and after the 
fiiid twenty fifth day of December one thoufand feven hundred 
and thirty, ceafe, determine or be abated, fo that the duties or 
rates on fuch red or white herrings (hall from thenceforth be 
durged only after the rate of four pence for every thoufand of 
^b red herrings, and of eight pence for every barrel of fuch 

Vfhitc 



156 Anno tertio Georoii II. c. 20. [1730. 

4d. pfriyooowhite herrings; and the faid reduced duties (hall be paid and 
ot red her- payable to the proper officers of the cuftoms in the manner Is 
pe?barrcl of ^^^^^ >* directed concerning the duty on foreign fait ; and in 
M^iteher. all other refped^s the feveral provifions in the fame a6ls^ in refah 
rings. tion to the faid duties or ratcs^ are hereby ratified and con- 

firmed. 
On oath of XV. Provided always, That if the maker or curcr of fadi 

thecurerof red or white herrings or home confumption, at the time for 
^h'^wfc ' ^^"^'"S the entry direAed by both the faid ads of the debth 
curetTonly Y^^^ ^^ ^^^ ""^^g" ^^ '^** '**^ majefty King Gfcrgi the Firft (id 
.with borne order to have the cafks and vcflels containing the fame^ tnirk- 
made falr» no ed, and a permit from the officer for the removal thereof) (bill 
ikodutytobe nuake oath in writing before the officer to be appointed forre- 
? Geo. I. c. f. <^«*ving the faid entry (which oath the faid officer is hereby im- 
sea. 16.' * powered to adminifter) that the red or white herrings then en« 
tred for home confumption were cured only with fait of the 
produA or manufacture of Gnat Britain^ without any miictore 
of foreign fait whatfoever, then and in fuch cafe the laid ^ed or 
white herrings fhall not be charged with any duty at all ; bat 
Aeverthelefs the cafks or veilels containing the fafne (hall be 
mirked, and fuch permit (hall be given by the officer f<yr the 
removal thereof^ as the faid a<5td dii^» fave only that inftead of 
expreffing in fuch permit, that the duties had been paid for fuch 
red or white herrings^ the fame (hali exprefs that fuch oath had 
been made as it before directed ; and if it (hall afterwards appear, 
that the faid red or white hefrii^, fo as aforefaid permitted to 
)>e removed without paying any duty, were cured with fereiga 
fait or any mixture tbefto^ the maker or cura* thereof (hali (o- 
yer and befides the penalties or punilhmcnts which he may fu^- 
ftt by law Cor fillfe (wearing or peijtiry) be alfo liable to all the 
penalties and forfeitures which are by the laid laft mentioned a6b 
refpe^tively laid or impofed On any o(Fenders, that (hall remove 
red or white herrings without entry, or not paying the faid duties. 
Ann c S. X VL And wherta$ by tbi eighth drticU of the treaty 0/ union h- 
^. z\ ' ' ^ween the kingiMs ^England af^ Scodand, it was (amdngjl other 
thingf relating to the duties on/altf which Scotland was aftor the »- 
nion to be liable to) agreed^ That from and after the itmon there 
Jkottld bi allowed five /billings fterling for every barrel of beef or pork 
fdted with foreign falt^ without mixture <5^Briti(h or Iri(h/r//, and 
exported for fale from Scotland to parts beyond fea^ alterable by the 
parliament ^ Great Britain ; and whereas b» an a^ of parliament' 
made in the fifth year of the reign of her /aid late majefty ^rnen 
Anne, intituled^ An ad for the eafe of her Majefty*s hibje^, iti 
relation to the duties upon fait, and for itiaking the like allow- 
ances upon the exportation of white herrings, flefh, oatmeal toA 
grain called beer, alias bigg, as aire made upon exportation of 
the like from Scotland^ it was amen^fi other things enaHei^ That 
for every barrel of fait ed beef or pork which ftxmld be exported for 
fale from any port of the kingdom ^England, dominion of Vf^ti or 
tcwft of Berwick upon Tweed, to parts beyond the feas^ afiertho 
firjl day ofHij onf tboufand fevtn hundred and feveny bf any perfiu 



5 Ann. c. 19. 




730.] Anno tertio Georgh II. c. 20. 157 

r pirfsns vihatfoiver^ tberejbould be for each barrel the like alktu- 
mces as are to h allowed onfucb beef and pork exported from Scot- 
and, to be paid out of the duties on fait : and whereas the granting to 
Scotland the faid afkwance on the exportation of beef or porkfalted 
vith foi'dgn fait only^ to which they were immediately after the union 
'0 become liable^ and the granting the fame allowance to England, 
was to preferve an equality of trade in both the kingdoms ^ when unit^ 
ki', but as in confluence of this j^, feven parts in ten of the duties 
m foreign fait will be taken off or be abated^ it is reafonable alfo that 
^efaid allowances fbwld on that account be reduced and abated alfo \ 
be it therefore eaadted by the authority aforefaid. That from 
and after the faid twenty fifth day of December one thoufand 
feven hundred and thirty, the faid allowances of five (hillings Allowance for 
per barrel on the exportation of falted beef or pork exported for ^^^^^ ^^^^La 
&le, from any part of Great Britain to any parts beyond the ^duccd^'^ 
fieas, (hall he reduced to an allowance of one (hilling and fix 6 d. per barrel! 
pence per barrel^ and no more, on all beef or pork falted with 
foreign fait only, without any mixture of Britijb or Irijb fait, to 
be paid out of the fame duties or revenues, and in the fame 
manner as the bounties or allowances on fi(h exported are here- 
by before directed to be paid. 

X Vil. jlfld whereas by an al3 paffed in, the fourth and fifth years 4 & 5 W. & 
^ their faid late majeJUes King William and ^een Mary, an ad* ^ c* 5- 




it enadted by the authority aforefaid. That from and after the ^^er 15 Dec. 
laid twenty fifth day oi December one thoufand feven hundred 17)0, the im- 
and thirty, the faid duty of five (hillings per wey on foreign fait poft of 5$. per 
dull be paid and accounted for in the like mamier and form, T^^ ?" ^^ 
and fubjcdt to the fame rules and regulations as the faid duty of p^. 
three pence per gallon on fait (hall be paid and accounted for 
by this aft ; any law, flatute or ufage to the contrary notwith* 
funding. 

XVuI. Provided always, and be it enacSed by the authority Foreign fait 
aforefaid. That from and after the faid twenty fijfth day of De- not to be im- 
eember one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, no foreign fait R.^'^fV^^h'"' 
dial] be imported from parts, beyond the feas in any (hip or vef- ^'^tualL *^ 
iel of lefs burden than forty tuns, and in bulk only, (except for 
die necefFory provifions of the (hips) upon pain of forfeiting the 
(aid fait and double the value thereof, to be recovered of the 
perfon importing the fame : provided always. That nothing 
borein contained (hall extend or be CQnfhrued to extend to re- 
YfisULf determine or any ways alter the powers granted by the 
iaid aft of the ninth and tenth years of the reign of his late ma- '^^^^ powers 
jcfty King miliam the Third to the lord mayor and aldermen fjia^'^lor'*** 
qC die city of London^ and the feveral ju(Uccs of the pcac^in &c. tofct the 
iathor feveral counties throughout the kifkgdom of England^ prices on Olc 
doininion of ff^ales and town 01 Berwick upon Tweedy to fei from coatinuea. 
t^DC tQ time the rates and pricea at which (alt (hall be fold, but 
tlie £une ^(hall continue and remain in full force and eSe6l, the 

de- 



I58 Anno tcrtio Georgii 11. c. 20. t'/jcr^ 

determining any of the faid duties on fait or any other thing 
« herein contained to the contrary notwithftanding. 

XIX. And whereas after the ceafing of the [aid duties en fait, 
many of the officers and other per fons employed in the management 9f 
the faid duties^ may be difquieted with profecutions and affions fvf 
what they may have done in the due execution of their refpeffive of 

Noprofccution^f^f^ be it enadted by the authority aforefaid, That no profecu- 

^r$ after 1^' ^'*°" ^^ ^^'^" '^^^^ ""^"^ *"^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^"^ ^^^ ^^J ^^ Mardi 
March jjji.^ o"^ thoufand feven hundred and thirty one be brought or com- 
menced by any perfon or perfons whatfoever, againft any officer 
or officers, or other perfon or perfont employed in the faid re- 
venue, for any thing done by him or them in the execution of" 
his or their offices or employments in the faid revenue. 

XX. And for the preventing or remedying any injury or da- 
mage which may happen to the governor and company of mer- 
chants of England trading to the South-Seas and other parts of 
America^ and for encouraging the filhery, in refpeft of the di- 
minution of the produce of the duties and revenues, fo as afore- 
faid charged with their annuity or yearly fund of four hundred 
thoufand pounds, and their faid annual allowance of eight thou* 
fand pounds for charges of management, by the ceafing and 
determining the duties on home made fait, included therein; be 

Qnarterly de- it ena&ed by the authority aforefaid. That in cafe at the end of 
ficicncies of any one quarter of a year, to be computed at each and every of 
the South-Sea ^^ fQ^,. ^^^ ^fy3] quarters of a year, from the feaft day of the an- 
^^^xyxo\^^' nunciation of the bleflcd Virgin Mary in the year of our Lord 
made good out one thoufand fcvcn hundred and thirty, the produce into the ex- 
of the aggre- chequer of the monies arifing from tne feveral duties and revc- 
gatc fund. nues, appropriated particularly to difcharge the annuity or al- 
lowance for charges of management to the faid South-Sea com- 
pany, in refpect of their original capital (lock of ten millions, 
fhall not be fufficient, together with the prcfent provifions by 
parliament, for making good nny quarterly deficiencies therein, 
to difcharge the quarters annuity and allowance that (hall then be 
due in refpe6t of the faid ten millions, or fo much thereof as 
(hall be unredeemed, then, and in every fuch cafe, the fame (hall 
from time to time be made cood out of any monies which, at 
the rcfpe<5live times of fuch deficiencies happening, fhall be and 
, remain in the exchequer, of the monies arifcn or to arife for the 
duties and revenues commonly called The aggregate fundydiaLbYith" 
ed by an act of the thinl year of the reign of his late majefty 
I Geo. I.e. 7. Km^ George the Firft, which (hall be more than fufficient to 
anfwer, pay and fatisfy what will then be due and demandable 
for any prior charges and incumbrances on the faid aggregate 
fund. 

XXI. And for the preventing and remedying any injury or 
damage which may happen to the united company ofmerchants 
of England <rzd\ng to the Eqft-IndieSy in refpe^t of the diminu- 
tion that may happen in the produce of the duties and revenues, 
fo as aforefaid charged with their prefent annuity or fund of one 
hundred and fixty thoufand pounds per annum^ by the ceafing and 

de^ 



1730.] AnnotcrttoGEoHGii II. C.20. 159 

determinif^ the before mentioned additional duties on falty be- 
Fore or until the faid intended redudlion of their faid prefent an- 
nuity or yearly fund (hall take place, and the fame reduced an- 
nuity or yearly fund be charged upon new duties and revenues 
with their confent, be it enadted by the authority aforefaid, ^j , -^ 
That in cafe at the end of any one quarter of a year, to be com- cie« to thc^"" 
puted from the feaft of the annunciation of the blefled Virgin Eaft-India 
Mary in the year of Lord one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, company out 
vntH fuch intended reduction ftiall take place, and fuch new (c- °^^^«fan^ 
curity be provided for, the faid reduced annuity or yearly fund, ^^ ' 
the produce into the exchequer of the monies arifing from the 
faid additional duties on fak, and the faid additional duties on 
(lamped vellum, parchment and paper, fo as aforefaid particu- 
larly charged with the prefent annuity or fund of one hundred 
and fixty thoufand pounds, payable to the faid united company, 
(hall not be fufficient, together with the prefent proviiions by 
parliament for making goc^ the deficiencies thereon, to difcharge 
the quarter's annuity that (hall be then due to them ; then and 
in every fuch cafe, and as often as the fame (hall happen, fuch 
quarterly deficiencies (hall from time to time be made good out 
of any monies which at the refpe<5live times of fuch deficiencies 
(ball be and remain in the exchequer, of the monies arifen or to 
arife for the faid duties and revenues commonly called Theaggre'- 
gate fund^ which (hall be more than fufficient to anfwer, pay and 
fatisty what will then be due or demandable for any prior charges 
or incumbrances on the faid aggregate fund. 

XXII. And be it enadted by the authority aforefaid. That from - - .^ 
and after the twenty ninth day of September which (hall be in ^^SclJ-* 
the year of our Lora one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, in dia company's 
cafe the faid intended reduction of the faid annuity or fund or one reduced an- 
hundred and (ixty thoufand pounds foasaforefaidpayabletothefaid ^^^^ tobe 
united company (hall then take place, then and from thenceforth the axSwite 
fuch reduced annuity or yearly fiind of one hundred and twenty fund, ^^ 
eight thoufand pounds (hall be transferred from the feveral du- 
ties and revenues now charged with the (aid prefent aimuity or 

yearly fund of one hundred and fixty thoufand pounds, and be 
cliarged upon and payable out of the monies arifen or to arift 
into the exchequer from time to time, for the faid feveral duties 
and revenues compofing the aggregate fund, to be paid and pay- 
able to the faid united company or their fuccefibrs, by fuch and 
the like quarterly payments as their prefent annuity or yearly 
fund is now payable, fubjedl neverthelefs to fuch redemption by 
parliament as is or (hall be enadted by any other a<St of this pro- 
Knt fefllon of parliament, and fubjedt to fuch prior charges and 
incumbrances as are or (hall be made by parliament on the 
growing produce of the (aid aggregate fund, before the taking 
place of fuch reduAion. 

XXIII. And be it enadled by the authority aforefaid. That 

firom and after fuch time as the faid reduced annuity or yearly ^I^'^y^P* 
iaoA of one hundred and twenty eight thoufand pounds (hall char^thcrc- 
kccomc charged on the (aid aggregate fund, then and from from. 
6 thence- 



|69 Aimo tcrtioGEoftGil li. cur E*??^'* 

thenceforth the (aid addition'al duties on ftatnped vellum» parch- 
ment and paper fo as aforeraid charged, together with the faid 
additional duties on fait, with their faid prefent annuity or year- 
ly fund of one hundred and fixty thoufand pounds (hall be 
difchaived therefrom, and ahb from the faid reduced annuity or 
yearly fund and every part thereof, and (hall be deemed a faving 
to the publick by fucb redudHon as aforefaid, and (hall eo ani 
be applied to fuch ufes, and for fuch purpofes as by any other aS 
of this prelent fe(rion of parliament^ or any future a6t or adsof 
parliament are or (hall be from time to time direded or appointed 
concerning the fame. 

XXIV. Provided always, afnd be itena<5ted. That if any per- 

fon or perfons (hall at any time be fued or profecuted for any 

thing done or executed in purfuance of this zA or any of the 

r rai 'fl* ^ore recited aAs, he or they (hall and may plead the goieral 
ucncrajinuc. .^.^^^ ^^^ ^.^^ ^j^j^ ^^ ^ ^^ ^f ^^^ g^j before recited a<5b in 

evidence for his defence j and if upon the trial a verdift (hall i»(i 
for the defendant or defendants, or the plaintiff or plaintiffs (nail 
be nonfuited^ then fuch defendant or defendants (hall have treble 
cofts to him or them awarded againft fuch plaintiff or plaintiffii. 

XXV. And UfhiTias bf the high tidei or vuirflawing of the river 
Mercy at Bank Key in the anmty of Lancafter, in the months of 
September, October, November and December one thoufand fevett 
hundred and twenty fsuTy nine hundred ftxty fix bujfheb of roek fiik 
#r thereabouts^ belonging to Matthew Page late of Warrington in 
the faid county of Lancafter, deceafed^ was conjumed^ and for fe^ 
curing the payment of the duty whereof bonds were given by him or 
feme ptrfon or perfons on his behalf; which bonds have been fince paid 
eff and difcharged: and whereas the faid Matthew Pa^e is fime 
deadj and Matthew Lyon of Warrington aforefaid is bss exetutar 
and reprefentative : now for the relief of the faid Matthew Lyott^ 
in refpedt of the duty fo paid or fecured to be paid, for fo moch 
of the faid fait as was loft and confumed as aforefaid, be it tnad^ 

Salvo for Mat ^ ^1 *^ authority aforefaid. That for and in confideration of 
thcw Lyon of the duty paid or (iscured to be paid for the faid nine hundred fix- 
Warrington, ty fix buihels of rock fait fo loft and confumed as aforefaid, it 
(hall and may be lawful to and for the faid Matthew Lym to exi> 
port or difpofe of (b much rock fah, duty-free, as the duty judd 
or (ecured to be paid, for the faid nine hundred fixty fix bumek 
did amount unto; any a& or a6U of parliament to the contrary 
notwitbftanding« 

CAP. XXL 
An aft for repairing and amending the Teveral roads leiding finom Wood* 
ftock through K.i(l<lin2ton and £nlian to Roll-Right Lan'e» and froa 
Enflow Bridge to Kiddington aforefaid in the county of Ox'on, 

The foHs took phce the toth day of May 1730, and are to btfi esatintf 
ance for 21 yean. Contmuod by 94 Geo. s. 6. »i* 



CAP, 



1730'] Anno Ctftio Georoii II. C.22,-25. ^^* 

CAP. XXU. 

^ ad for amending the a«5ls therein mentioned relating to the making of 

bricks. EXP. 

Slicks made of brick earth and fea coal afiies, may be burnt in damps, and 
Qxxed with breeze. Brickmakers liable to the nenalties in la Geo. i. c. 354 
md % Geo. s. c. 15. Clauies in the former aas» not hereby altered, con- 
inued fo long as the (aid a£t$ are. 

CAP. XXHL 
in aft for amending and making more effeftiial an a£l made in the fecond 
and third years of the reign of the late Queen Anne, intituled, An oB 
for the ere Sing a 'workbonft in tbi citj ^ Worcefier^ and for fetting the poof 
on nvork there. 

Khtt I June i7';o, the a6l 2 & j Annsec. 8. continued, and the workhoufe, 
Src. fettled on the guardians after 9 Tune 1730. Rates 'for the poor not to 
sjtceed what has been paid in any of the tlunee years laft paft. Guardians 
BOt obliged to qualify thcmielves. Guardians may ere& feperate work- 
bouies y may leafe out the prefent workhonfei itc. Poor not maintained 
in the large workhoufe to be provided for in their rcfpeftiFe parifhes. Sav* 
.Dg to the mayor, &c. their bop market. 

CAP. XXIV. 

Ibi aft for making a new road, and for repairing and amending the anti- 
ent road between the towns of Wifbech and Mairh, in the iile of £1/ 
in the county of Cambridge. 

rhe toll took place the firft day of May 1730, and is to have continuanct 
for a I years. Continued by %% Geo. 2. c. 34. 

CAP. XXV. 
An aS far the Utter regulation of juries. 

WHEREAS mcrty evil pra&ices have been ufei in corrupting 
of jur$n returned for the trial of iffiies joined to be tried be^ 
fore the juftices of ajjizi or Nifi prius, and the judges of the great ^Geo. a. c# 7, 
ft^fioeis tn Wales, and the judge or judges of the fejjions for the 
tmmties palatine of' Lancafter, Chefter or Durham, and many ne^ 
fle^s and abufes have happened in making tip the lifts of freeholders^ 
who ought to ferve on fuch trials y and many per Jons being lawfully 
fummoned to ferve on juries have neglected to appear ^ to the great in^ 
imj of many perfons in their properties andeftates ; in order to pre* 
vent the like practices, negledts and abuies : be it enacted by the 
King's moft excellent majefty, by and with the advice and con- 
font of the lords fpiritual and teoDporal and commons in this 
prefent parliament aHembled, and by the authority of the fame, Lifts ofjorort 
That from and after the firft day of September one thoufand ^"^- t^thc 
leven hundred and thirty, the perfon or perfons required by 3^ "^^g^.*^ 
a ftatute made in the feventh and eighth years of the reign of c. 31. 
his late majefty King JVilUam the Third, intituled. An a^ for 
ebi eafe of juror s^ and, better regulating of juries^ and by a claufe 
in another a6t made in the third and fourth years of the reign of 
the late Queen Anne,, intituled, Ana£t for making perpetual anaff ^nd^ Sc'j^Aaot 
ftr the more eafy recovery of fmall tithes 'y and alfo an a^ for the more q. iZ. 
mfy obtaining partition 0/ lands in coparcenary^Joint tenancy and te» ■ 
MM in comment and alfo for making more effe&ual and amending 
/.VoL. XVI. M fr^erdL 



164 Anno fcrrio GeoRGII II. c.2'5. [1730^ 

IV. And for preventing abufcs by (hcrifFs, under (hcrifFs, 
bailiffs or other officers concerned in the fummoning or returning 
of jurors ; be it ena<5led by the authority aforefaid. That no 
T (K f C P^'"^"^"^ ^^" ^^ returned as jurors to ferve on trials at any affizes 
fi^&c. may ^^ Nift prius^ or at the faid great feffions, or at the fefltons for 
fiiic'(heriff, the faid counties palatine, who have fcrved within the fpace of 
&c for re. one year before in the county of Rutland^ or four years in the 
turnuifir iu- county of Tork^ or of two years before in any other county, not 
Urly!"^^**" being a county of a city or town j and if any fuch (heriff (hail 
wilfully tranfgrefs therein, any judge or juftice of aflize or Niji 
prius, or of the faid great feliions, or the judge or judges of the 
felTions for the faid counties palatine, may and is hereby required 
on examination and proof of fuch offence, in a fummary way^ 
to fet a fine or fines upon every fuch offender as he (hall think 
meet, not exceeding five pounds for any one offence. 
ShenfT, 1-c. to V. And be it further enaded. That the (heriff, under (heriff 
enter the or Other officer to whom the return of juries (hall belong, (hall 
who have ^^^ time to time enter or regifter in a book to be kept tor that 
ferved t purpofe the names of fuch pcrfons as ihall be fummoned, and 

(hall ferve as jurors on trials at any aifizes or Nifi priusj or in 
the faid courts of great feffions, or feffions for the faid counties 
palatine, together with their additions and places of abode ai- 
And give ccr- pbabetically, and alfo the times of their fervices ; and every pcr- 
to^cates. ion fo fummoned and attending or ferving as aforefaid, (halt 
(upon application by him made to fuch (heriff*, under (heriff or 
other officer) have a certificate teftifying fuch his attendance or 
fervice done, which certificate the faid (heriff, under (heriff or 
other officer is hereby directed and required to givQ without fee 
or reward ; and the faid book (hall be tranfmitted by fuch (he- 
riff, under fheriff'or other officer, to his or their mccefibr or 
fucceffors, from time to time. 
No money to VI. And be it further enacted. That no (heriff, under (he- 
b? taken to riff, bailiff or other officer or perfon whatfoever, (hall diredUy or 
cxcufc perfons indiredlly take or receive any money or other reward to excufe 
rom crying. ^^ perfon from ferving or being fummoned to ferve on juries, 
or under that colour or pretence, and that no bailiff or other 
officer appointed by any (lieriff or under flieriff to fummon ju- 
ries, (hall fummon any perfon to ferve thereon other than fuch 
whofe name is fpecified in a mandate (igned by fuch (heriff or 
under (heriff, and directed to fuch bailiff or other officer ; and 
if any (heriff, under iheriff, bailiff or other officer (hall wilfully 
tranfgrefs in any the cafes aforefaid, any judge or juflice of a/- 
fize^ Nift prim or great feffions aforefaid, or the judgie or judges 
of the feffions for the faid counties palatine, may and is honeby 
required, on examination and proof of fuch offence, in a fum- 
mary way, to fet a fine or fines upon any perfon or perfons fo 
Penalty. offending as he (hail think meet, not exceeding ten pounds, ac- 
cording to the nature of the offence. 

VII. And whereas by the faid ail af th feventb end eighth ftm^s 
of the reign of his late majejly King William the Unrdy and a^o^ by 
another a£f made in the third and fourth years of the reign of her 

tste 



I730-] Anno tertio GeoRgii 11. c. 25. 165 

hte maje/fy ^een Anne, all confiahlesy tytbingmen and headborsughs 
are obliged to givt in true lifts at the refpe^ive general quarterfejji^ 
ons of the peace holdenfor each county^ riding or divifion^ of the names 
4nd places of all perjons within their refpe^ive precinHs or places 
quaUfied to ferve on juries^ to the juftices of the peace in open courts 
which hath hy experience been found inconvenient and expenftve to 
ftveral conftables^ tythingmen and headboroughs^ fuch quart er-feftions 
being often held at a great diftance from their abode : for remedy 
whereof be it cnadted by the authority aforefaid, That from and Conltablcf, 
after the faid firft day of September one thoufand feven hundred &c- to Tub- 
and thirty, it fliall be lawful and fufficient for all or any con- I.T'^^Jf*'' 
ftables, tythingmen or headboroughs after they fhall have made jufticesfon 
and compleated fuch lifts of perfons qualified to ferve on juries oath, &c 
for their refpedlive parifhes or precindts, according to the man- 
ner dire<5ted by the before mentioned a<5ls and this prefent ad, 
to fubfcribe the fame in the prefence of one or more juftice or 
juftices of the peace for each refpeftive county or place, and 
alfo at the fame time to atteft the truth of fuch lifts upon oath 
to the beft of their knowledge or belief, which oath fuch juftice 
or juftices refpedlively are hereby impowered and required to ad- 
minifter; and the faid lifts fhall (being firft figned by the faid 
juftices refpedlively, before whom the fame fliall be attefted on 
oath, and fubfcribed as aforefaid) be delivered by the faid con- 
ftables, tythingmen or headboroughs to the chief or high con- 
ftables of^ the hundreds or divifions whereunto the fame fhall 
refpedtively belong, who are hereby direAed and required to de^ 
liver in fuch liftp to the juftices of the peace for the county, 
riding or divifion at their refpedive general quarter-fefTions m 
open court, attefting at the &me time upon oath their receipt of 
fuch lifts from the conftables, tythingmen or headboroughs re- 
fpedively, and that no alteration haSi been therein made iSnce 
their receipt thereof; and the faid lifts, fo delivered in and at- 
tefted, fhall be deemed as effedual, as if they had been delivered 
in by the conftables, tythingmen or headboroughs for their re- 
/pedive parilhes or preciafls. 

VIIL And be.it further enaded by the authority aforefaid, sheriff, &c. on 
That from and after the twenty fifth day of December one thou- return of writt 
fand feven hundred and thirty, every fnerifF or other ofHcer to <>f Venire fa- 
whom the return of the Ventre facias juratores^ or other procefs a*p*nci*of'*^'^ 
for the trial of caufes before juftices of aflTize or Uifi prius in jurors, 5cc. 
any county in England^ doth or fhall belong, fliall, upon his re- ' 
turn of every fuch writ of Venire faciai (unlefs in caufes intend- 
ed to be tried at bar, or in cafes where a fpecial jury ^all be 
ftruck by order or rule of court) annex a panel to the faid writ, 
containing the chrifttan and fur-names, additions and places of 
abode of a competent number of jurors named in fuch lifts as 
qualified to ferve on juries, the names of the fame perfons to 
be inferted in the panel annexed to every Venire facias^ for the 
trial of all iflues at the fame affixes in each refpcdtive county ; 
which number of jurors fhall be not lefs than forty eight in any 
(ounty, nor more th.an feventy two, without dirc(Aion of the 

M 3 judges 



i66 Anno tcrtio Georoii II. c- 25. [i730« 

judges appointed to go the circuit and fit as judges of aflize or 
Niji prim in fuch county, or one of them, who are l;creby re- 
fpcdivcly impowercd and required, if he or they fee caufe, by 
order under his or their rcfpedlive hand or hands, to diredl a 
greater or leflcr number, and then fuch number, as Ihall be fo 
directed (hall be the number to fcrve on fuch jury ; and that the 
writs of Habeas corpora juratoium, or DiJlringaSy fubfequent to 
fuch writ of Fenire facias juratorcs^ need not have inferted in the 
bodies of fuch rcfpcdive writs the names of all the perfons con-i 
tained in fuch panel, but it fhall be fufficicnt to infert in the 
mandatory part of fuch writs refpedively. Corpora feparalium 
perfonarum in pauello hide brevi annexo norn'matarum^ or words of 
the like import, and to annex to fuch writs refpeotively panels 
containing the fame names as were returned in the panel to 
fuch Venire fieiasy with their additions and places of abode^that 
the parties concerned in any fuch trials may have timely notice 
of the jurors who arc to ferve at the next afllzes, in order to 
make their challenges to them, if there be caufe ; and tliat for 
the making the returns and panels aforefaid, and annexing the 
fame to the refpedtive writs, no other fee or fees (hall be taken 
than what are now allowed by law to be taken for the return 
of the like writs and panels annexed to the fame j and that the 
perfons named in fuch panels fhall be Aimmoned to ferve on 
juries at the then next ailizes or feflions of Niji priusfar the rcr 
fpe6^ive counties to be named in fuch writs, and no other. 
Return of ju- IX. And be it further cnadted. That every (herifF or other 
rors in Wales, officer, to whom the return of juries for the trial of caufes in 
the court of grand feflions in any county of ffi^ales do or (hall 
belong, (hall, at Icafl: eight days before every grand fdflions, 
fummon a competent number of perfons qualified to ferve on 
juries, out of every hundred and commdte within every fuch 
county, fo as fuch number be not lefs than ten or more than 
fifteen, without the dire<5tions of the judge or judges of the 
grand fefTions held for fucli county, vvho is and are hereby im- 
powercd, if he or they (hall fee caufe, by rule or order of courts 
to diredl a greater or IcfTer number to be Cummoned out of eve- 
ry fuch hundred and commote refpcdtively ; and that the fiud 
officer and officers who fhall fummon fuch perfons, Ihall return 
/ a lift containing the chriftian and furnames, additions and places 

of abode of the perfons fo fummoncd to ferve on juiies, the Brtt 
coust of the fecond day of every grand fefTions ; and that the 
perfons fo fummoned or a competent number of them, as the 
judge or judges of fuch grand fefTions fhall diretfV, and no other, 
ihall be named in every panel to be annexed to every writ of 
. Fenire facias jttratores^ Habeas corpora jtiraUrum^ and Dijirin^^ 
that fhall be iiTued out and returnable for the trial of caufes in 
fuch grand fefTions. 
and counties X. And be it further erjaded by the authority aforefaid. That 
palatine of every fherifF or other officer to whom the return of the Venke 
Chcitcr, Lan- facias juratores^ or other pnoccfs for the trial of caufes before the 
Durbam jufticcs of the courts or feffions to be held for the counties pal»> 

tine 



I730-] Anno tertio Georgii II. c.25. 167 

tine of Coejler^ Lancafter or Durham doth belong, (hall, fourteen 
days at the lead before the faid courts Dr feflions ihall refpecStive- 
ly be held, fummon a competent number of perfons qualified 
to ferve on juries, fo as fuch number be not lefs than forty eight 
nor more than feventy two, without the dire«5lion of the judge 
QF judges of the courts or fedions to be held for fuch counties 
palatine rcfpeclively, and (hall, eight days at the lead before 
fuch courts or feffions (hall refpedively be held, make or caufe 
a lift to be made of the perfons fo fummoned to ferve on juries, 
containing their chriftian and furnames, additions and places of 
abode; and the lift fo made (hall forthwith be publickly hung 
up in the (heriflfs ofEce, to be infpedled and read by any perfon, 
or perfons whatfoever ; and that the perfons named in fuch lift 
and no other, (hall be fummoned to ferve on juries at the next 
courts or felTions to be held for the faid refpec^ive counties 
palatine ; and the faid (heriiF or other officer is hereby required 
to return fuch lift on the firft day of the court or fe(uons to be 
held for the faid counties palatine refpedively ; and the perfons 
fo fummoned, or a competent number of them, as the judge or 
judges of fuch courts or feffions refpe<5lively (hall dirciA, and no 
other, (hall be named in every panel to be annexed to every 
vrit of Venire facias juratores^ Habeas corpora juratorum and Di- 
Jlringas^ that (hall be KTued out and returnable for the trial of 
caufes in fuch courts or feffions refpe<5Uvely. 

XI. And be it further enadted by the authority aforefaid. Names of per^ 
That the name of each and every perfon who (hall be fummon- Tons impanell- 
cd and impanelled as aforefaid, with his addition, and the place ^^ '^ ^^ 'J''*^* 
of his abode, (hall be written in feveral and diftinA pieces ofnTered tothe 
parchment or paper, being all as near as may be, of equal ftze marOial of the 
and bignefs, and (lull be delivered unto the mar(hal of fuch afllze, and 
judge of affize or Nifi priusy or of the faid great feffions, or of P"' *"^®'^ 
the feffions for the faid counties palatine, who is to try the ^^^^ orawni 
caufes in the faid county, by the under (heriff of the faid coun- 
ty, or fome agent of his ; and (hall by diredion and cars of 
fuch marflial be rolled up all as near as may be, in the fame 
manner, and put together in a box or glafs to be provided for 
that purpofe ; and when any caufe fliall be brought on to be 
tried, fome indifferent perfon, by direction of the court, may 
and (hall in open court draw out twelve of the faid parchments 
or papers one after another ; and if any of the perfons whofe 
names (hall be fo drawn, (hall not appear, or be challenged and[ 
fet afide, then fuch further number, until twelve perfons be 
drawn who fliall appear, and after all caufes of challenge (hall 
be allowed as fair and indifferent ; and the faid twelve perfons 
fo firft drawn and appearing, and approved as indifferent, their 
names being marked in the panel, and they being fworn, (hall 
be the jury to try the faid caufe ; and the names of the perfons 
ib drawn and fworn (hall be kept apart by themfelves in fome 
other box or glafs to be kept for that purpofe, till fuch jury (hall 
liave given in their verdicl, and the fame is recorded, or until 
fuch lury ftiali, by confent of the panics or leave of the court, 
be diicharged i and then tlie fame names fliall be rolled up agaio 

M 4. wwi 



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Where the ju- 
ry have not 
brought in 
their vcrdift, 
twelve others 
to be drawn* 



Penalty on 
defaulters. 



Method in 
ciMepfvieif. 



In trials of if- 
fues at Weft- 
ninfter, on 
motion of par- 
ties, jailges 
may order a 
^pial jury. 



Anno tcrtio Georgii II. c. 25. r*730« 
and returned to the former box or glafs, there to be kept with 
the other names remaining at that time undrawn, and fo Mies 
fuoties^ as long as any caul'e remains then to be tried. 

XII. Provided always. That if any caufe (hall be brought on 
to be tried in any of the faid courts rcfpeflively, before the jury 
in any other caufe (hall have brought in their verdi<^, or be dil- 
charged, it (hall and may be lawtul for the court to order twelve 
of the refidue of the faid parchments or papers, not containing 
the names of any of the jurors who (hall not have fo brought 
in their verdidt, or be difcharged, to be drawn in fuch manner 
as is aforefaid, for the trial of the caufe which (hall be fo brought 
on to be tried. 

XIII. And be it further enaAed, That every perfon or per- 
fons, whofe name or names (hall be lb drawn as aforefaid, and 
who (hall not appear after being openly called three times^ upon 
oath made by fome credible perfon that fuch perfon fo making 
default had been lawfully fummoned, (hall forfeit and pay for 
every default in not appearing upon call as aforefaid (unlefs 
fome reafonable caufe of bis abfence be proved by oath or aifi^ 
davit, to the fatisfa6tion of the judge, who (its to try the laid 
canfej luch fine or lines not exceeding the fum of five pounds^ 
and not lefs than forty (hillings, as the faid judge (hall think 
reafonable to inflifft or aflefs for fuch default. 

XIV. Provided always. That where a view (hall be allowed 
in any caule, that in fuch cafe fix of the jurors named in fuch 
panel, or nnore, who (hall be mutually confented to by the par- 
ties or their agents on both fides, or if they cannot agree, fiiall 
be named by the proper olficcr of the refpedlive courts of king's 
bench, common pleas, exchequer at JVeJiminJlfr^ or the grand 
fefilon in H^aliSy and the faid counties palatine, for the-caufes m 
their refpe<!tive courts, or if need be, by a judge of the refpec- 
tive courts where the caufe is depending, or by the judgp or 
judges, before whom the caufe (hall be brought on to trial Te- 
fpedlively, (hall have the view, and (hall be firfi fwom, or fuch 
of them as appear, upon the jury to try the faid caufe, before any 
drawing as aforefaid, and fo many only (hall be drawn to be 
added to the viewers who appear, as Ihall after all defaulters 
and challenges allowed, make up the number of twelve to be 
fworn for the trial of fuch caufe. 

XV* And whireas fomi doubt hath been anaivid touching the 
power of bis A^je/l/s courts of law at Weftminfter, to appoint 
juries to bijiruck he fore the clerk of the crown^ mafter of the office^ 
prothonotarusy cr other proper officer of fuch refpeffive court s^ for the 
trial of iffuss depending in the Jaid courts^ without the confent of the 
profecutor or parties concerned in the profecuiion or fuit toon depenin 
ingy unlefs fuch iffues an to be tried at the bar of the fame courts : 
be it declared and ena<3ed by the authority aforelaid. That it 
(hail and may be lawful to and for his Maiefly's courts of king's 
bench, common pleas and exchequer at kyejlminfler rcfpe^ve- 
ly, upon motion made on behalf of his Majefty, his heirs or 
luccefibrs, or on the motion, of any profecutor or defendant in 
any iodi^ment or iaformation for an^ mildemeaaor, or in- 

forfnatioi^ 



1730.] Anno tertio Georgii IL c. 25. 169 

fonnation in the nature of a ^0 warranto^ depending or to be 
brought or profecuted in the faid court of king's bench, or in 
any information depending or to be brought or profecuted in 
the faid court of exchequer, or on the motion of any plaintiff 
or plaintiffs, defendant or defendants in any action, caufe or fuit 
whatfoever, depending or to be brought and carried on in the 
faid courts of king's bench, common pleas and exchequer, or 
in any of them, and the faid courts are hereby refpectively au- 
thorized and required, upon motion as aforefaid, in any of the 
cafes before-mentioned, to order and appoint a jury to be ibruck 
before the proper officer of each refpeftive court, for the trial of 
any iflRie joined in any of the faid cafes, and triable by a jury of 
twelve men, in fuch manner as fpecial juries have been, andfare 
ufually ftruck in fuch courts refpedlivelv, upon trials at bar had 
in the faid courts, which faid jury fo ftruck as aforefaid, (hall 
be the jury returned for the trial of the faid iflue. 

XVI. And it is hereby farther cnafted. That the perfon or PerTon apply- 
partv who (hall apply for fuch jury to be ftruck as aforefaid, ing tor iuch 
(hall bear and pay the fees for the (hiking fuch jury, and (hall '^^S^'}^ ^^ 
not have any allowance for the fame, upon taxation of co(h. i^Gcola.c.if. 

XVII. Provided always, and it is hereby further cnafted, Yvrhere fpecial 
That where any fpecial jury (hall be ordered by rule of any of juries in otici 
the faid courts to be ftruck by the proper ofHcer of fuch court, are appointed* 
in the manner aforefaid, in any caufe ari(ing in any city, or ^l»e jury to be 
county of a city or town, the (heriff or (hcri(ft, or under (heriff [^^J^^^'^ft^ 
of fuch city, or county of a city or town (hall be ordered by qualified! 
fuch rule to bring, or caufe to be brought before the faid officer, 

the books or lifts of perfons qualified to ferve on juries within 
the fame, out of which juries ought to be returned by fuch 
(heriff or (heriffs, in like manner as the freeholders book hath 
been ufually ordered to be brought, in order to the ftriking of 
juries for trials at the bar, in caufes anting in counties at large, 
and in every fuch cafe the jury (hall be taken and ftruck out of 
fuch books or lifts refpe^tively. 

XVIII. And be it enaded by the authority aforefaid. That ^j^^ j^^e 
any perfon or perfons having an eftate in pofTcflion in land in ()uaiified to be 
their own right, of the. yearly value of twenty pounds or ujJ- infencdinthc 
wards, over and abovethe referved rent payable thereout, fuch ^'^^'> 

lands being held by leafe or leafes for the abfolute term of five 
hundred years or more, or for ninety nine years or any other 
term determinable on one or more life or lives, the names of 
every fuch perfon or perfons (hall and may, and are hereby di- 
reAed and required to be inferted in the refpedlive lifts as afore- 
faid, in order to their being inferted in the freeholders book ; 
and the perfons appointed to make fuch lifts are hereby directed 
to infert them accordingly ; and fuch leafeholder or Icafeholders 
ihall and may be fummoned or impanelled to ferve on juries in 
like manner as freeholders may be fummoned and impanelled 
by virtue of this or any other a<5t or a<51$ of parliament fortliat pur- 
pofe, and be fubjecl \o the like penalties for non-appearance, 
sny law, ftatute, ufe or cuftom to U^e contrary notwithftandinr. 

XIX. And 



1 70 Anno tcrtio Georgii II. C- 26. [ 1 730. 

XIX. And be it further ena<^ed by the authority aforefaidy 
That the ftieriffs of the city of London for the time being, (hall 
not impanel or return any perfon or perfons to try any iflue 
joined in any of his Majcfty's courts of king's bench, common 
pleas and exchequer, or to be or ferve on any jury at the fcfllons 
of Oyer and Tirminerj gaol-delivery or feflions ot the peace, to 
be had or held for the iaid city of Londcn, who (hall not be an 
houtholder within the faid city, and have lands, tenements or 

!>erfonal eftate, to the value of one hundred pounds 1 and the 
ame matter and caufe alledged by way of challenge, and fo 
found, fliall be taken and admitted as a principal challenge, and 
the perfon or perfons fo challenged, (hall and may be examined 
on oath of the truth of the faid matter. 
Return of ju- XX. And be it further enadled by the authority aforefaid, 
rics in capital That the flierifTs or other officers, to whom the returning of 
^ ^** juries doth or (hall belong, for any county, city or place re- 

fpedtively, (hall not impanel or return any perfon or perfons to 
ferve on anv jury for the trial of any capital offence, who at the 
time of fucn return w;ould not be qualified in fuch rcfpedive 
county, city or place, to ferve as jurors in civil caufes for that 
purpofe i and the fame matter and caufe alledged by way of 
challenge, and fo found, (hall be admitted and taken as a prin-i^ 
cipal challenge, and the perfon or perfons fo challenged, (hall 
and may be examined on oath of the truth of the (aid matter. 
Tkit aa to be XXI. And be it enaded. That this adl Qiall be openly read 
read at every once in every year at the general quarter-fe(rions to be holden 
Sonr*"^ for every county, city or place, within that part of Great Britain 

called England and ff^ales, next after the twenty fourth day ofjunep 
Continuation.!^ XXII. And be it further enadled by the authority aforefaid. 
A/«7j>^r/^/Ma/ That. this adt (liall contmue and be m lorce until the firit day 
^6Geo.ft.C37. of Siptewber one thoufa^id feven hundred and thirty three, and 
from thence to the end of the then next fciBon of^ parliament, 
gnd no longer. 

CAP. XXVI. 

^n ad for the better regulation of the coal trade. 

' H E R E A S the /hipping imployed in the coal trade has for 
many years, pajl laboured under great difficulties^ and been in 
d very declining Jlatc, whereby that valuable nurfery of feamen has 
been much impaired, a'.d without jome fpecdy relief, will be in great 
danger of ruin ; and whereas by an ail of parliament paffed in the 
II iziiVf.i.^^f'^enth and twelfth years of the reign of his late majcjly King 
c. 2i. William the Third, intituled. An ad for the explanation and 

better execution of fomier ads made touching watermen and 
wherrymen rowing on the river of Thames, and for tlie better 
ordering and governing the faid watermen, wherrymen and 
lightermen, upon the faid river between Gravefend and JVindfor^ 
many perfons keeping wharfs, and others dealing in coals, are re/irain- 
id from carrying the fame from and to any part of the river Thames, 
in their own lighters, or other bcafs \ and whereas fever al lightermen 
'have exa^ed unlawful premiums or nivards for vending feme forts of 

coals 



w 



$730.^ Anno tcrdo Georgii II. c. 26. 171 

^oals in pnfennce to ethers^ and have refufid to mah thiir notes^ 
given in payment for thefame^ for value received^ and have become 
crimps or favors to the majieri ofcoaljhipij at the fame time they 
are buyers of coals on their own account^ all which have been found 
by experience to be greatly prejudicial to the navigation and coal 
tradij injurious to the publicky detrimental to the majiers and otvn^ 
grs of /hips imployed in that trade^ and have tended to a monopofy 
thereof', and whereas there have been great abufes in the meafuring 
effea coals by many dealers therein^ whereby the fair traders havf 
been mtuh injured^ and the confumers impcfed on: for remedy 
YvKereof, and to ptevent the like evils for the future, be it en- 
aded by the King's mod excellent majefty, by and with the 
advice and confent of the lords fpiritual and temporal and 
commons, in this prefent parliament aflcmbled, and by the 
authority of the fame. That from and after the twenty-fourth After 14- June 
day of June one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, it (ha)l J730. Dealers 
and may be lawful to and for any perfon or perfons, who now JJf/JSJl^'oJ^ 
do or hereafter (hall keep any wharf or wharfs on the river lighten. 
Thames^ or on any creek or branch thereof, and for aixy other 
perfon or perfons, who now do or hereafter (hall tradi^ or deal 
in coals or other goods, to keep, ufc and imploy their own 
lighters, barges, and other craft, in and for the carrying of 
coals and other goods, to and from any (hip or other ve(rel, in 
the river Thames, and to and from any wharf, dock, creek or . 
other place whatfoever, on or near the faid river where fuch 
goods might, before the making of this a£^, be lawfully landed 
or (hipped ofF, by any lighterman or other perfon, fo as the 
perfon or perfons, who (hall be imployed in rowine or navi- 
gating any fuch lighter, barge or other craft, be fuch as by 
the laws now in being, is or arc duly qualified to row or na- 
vigate the fame on the river Thames; any law, ftatute, ufagc 
or cuftom to the contrary thereof notwitbftanding. 

II. And be it enafted by the authority aforefaid, That from Lighters to be 
and after the faid twenty-fourth day of June one thoufand feven cntrcd, 
hundred and thirty, all and every perfon or perfons (not being 
a lighterman or lightermen) who (hall by virtue of this a£t 
become intitled to ufe, keep, work or imploy his, her or their 
own lighter or lighters, or other great craft for carrying coals 
or other goods on the river Thames, (hall before his, her or 
their fo working, ufmg or imploying the fame, make or tender, 
before the faid company of watermen and lightermen, or feme 
proper o(Hcer, whicli the faid company are hereby required to 
appoint for this purpofe, an entry or entries of (uch their re- 
fpeAive lighter or lighters or other craft, defigned to be ufed, 
kept, worked or imployed as aforefaid; for each of which ei>- 
tries fuch officer (hall receive from the perfons making fuch 
entries, for the ufe of the company, five (hillin'^s and no 
more; and thereupon fuch officer (hall fonhwith regifter the 
fiime in a book or books to be kept by him, on the part of the 
faid company for that purpofe, together with the owner's name 
pr place of abode, and the number or mark intended to be af- 
fixed 



172 Anno tcrrio Georoii II. c. 26. [1730. 

fixed or defcribed on fuch lighter or lighters, or other great 
craft refpedtivelys and after fuch entry made or tendred to be 
made, fuch owmnror owners refpedtively (hall affix or dercribe, 
, , or caufe or permit to be affixed or defcribed, fuch number or 

marked, mark in metal or colours, on the outfide of the faid lighter or 
lighters or other great craft, vifible above water when fully 
loaded, there to remain without alteration (except with con* 
fent of the company, or in cafes of involuntary accidents) and 
that until fuch entry made or fuch tender thereof, and fuch 
number or mark affixed or defcribed thereon, fuch owner or 
owners (hall not be intitled to ufe, work or imploy fuch his 
lighter or lighters or other great craft, in any other manner 
than he or they might lawfully do before the making of this 
adl; and that from and after fuch tntry made and r^ffared^ 
and fuch number or mark being affixecf or defcribed as afore-* 
faid, fuch lighter or lighters or other great craft, and the own- 
^ fubjea to er or owners thereof mall be fubjeA and liable, in refpedl of 
thenil^oftbe fuch entries, re^ifters, nunibers or marks, to fuch orders, 
watermeas j^gg q,. conftitutions as are or (hall be made by the faid com- 
compuiy. pany, in regard to the entries, numbers or marks, of or on 
the lighters or other great craft, belonging to lightermen free 
of the faid company, and no other. 
Buyers of III. And be it further enaAed by the authority aforefaid, 

c^t for (ale rThzt from and after the faid twenty-fourth day of Jim one 
crimL^d ♦houfimd fevcn hundred and thirty, no lighterman or other 
maftert im- buyer of coals for fale, nor any of their partners, agents or 
ploying tbem, fervants, or any in truft for them, (hall a A as a crimp, agent 
or faflor, for any mafter or owner of any (hip or veflel import- 
ing coals into the port of London ; and that every lighterman 
and other buyer of coals for fale, his or their partner, agent 
'or fervant, who (hall after the faid twenty-fourth day of j^me 
one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, aft as a crimp, agent 
or factor, for felling of coals for any mafter or owner of fuch 
(hip or ve(rc!, contrary to the true intent and meaning of this 
2&J (hall for every fuch offence forfeit and pay the fum of two 
' hundred pounds; and that every mafter of a (hip, who (hatl 
afto* the faid twenty-fourth day of June one thoufand feven 
hundred ^nd thirty, imploy any lighterman or other buyer of 
coals for fale, or his or their partner, agent or fervant, or any 
in truft for them, knowing him to be fuch, to be his crimp, 
to fQifeitiool. agent or fa^or, contrary to the true intent and meaning of 
this aA, (hall for every fuch offence forfeit and pay the fum of 
two hundred pounds. 
9 Ann. c« iS. IV. yfnd whereas in and by a claufe in an aff made in the ninth 
year of the reign of her late Majefiy ^ueen Anne, intituled^ An 
adt to di(rolve the prefent, and prevent the future combination 
of coal owners, lightermen, mafters of (hips and others, to 
advance the price of coals in prejudice of the navigation, trade 
and manufa^ures of this kingdom, and for the further en- 
couragement of the coal trade, // /'; ena^ed^ That if any lighter^' 
man or lightermeny majler or majten ofjbips^ crimpy codlfaH^ wr 

. other 



1730J Aiino tertio GfioRGii II. c. 26. 173 

ether perfin or perfons buying or felling ar dealing in coals j or other'' 
wife concerned in the coal trade^ by him or themf elves ^ his or their 
agent orfervant, or any other per/in or perfons, fhall at any time or 
times from and after thefirjl day ^ June aforefaid, receive or take 
for the ufe or lenefit of fuch lighterman or lightermen , mqfter or 
maflers of Jhips^ crtmp, coal JaSior or other perfon or perfons^ any 
fa^^i gratuity^ reward, allowance, fum or fums of money, from 
any coal owner, fitter, mafler of fhips, or other perfon or perfons 
whatfoever, for contracting, buying, vending, felling or difpofmg 
of any particular forts of coals, in preference of any other forts of 
coals, or for the loading ofanyjhip or veffel, or for the difpatch, rf/- 
Uvery or difpofal of the coals from on board ofanyjhip orjhifs or 
veffels, before other Jbip or Jhips or vejfcls, or fhall knowingly feU 
one fort of coals for and as a Jort which they really are not, every 
f erf on offending fhall for every fuch offence for fnt and pay the fum of 
fifty pounds ; but the remedy provided by the faid recited claufiy 
having been found ineffeflual to prevent the mtfchiefs and inconve- 
niencies theretn mentioned, be it therefore enaded by the autho- Receiving 
rity aforefaid. That every perfon who from and after the twen- gratuities for 
tv-fourth day of June one thouland fevcn hundred and thirty contraas^ 
(nail take or receive any premium, gratuity, reward, fum or 
fums of money or allowance in coals, or in account or other* 
wife, from any coal owner, fitter or mailer of a (hip, or any 
of their agents or fervants, for contradling, buying, vending 
or difpofing of any particular fort of coals, or (hall otherwlfe 
offend contrary to the true intent and meaning of the above 
recited claufe of the faid a£t, (hall over and above the penalty 
infli&ed by the (aid aA for fucb offence, forfeit and pay the 
fum of five hundred pounds; and that every coal owner or 
fitter, who (hall after the twenty-founh day of June one thou- 
iand feven hundred and thirty, by himfelt or themfelves, his 
or their agent or fervant, give or agree to give to any (hip- 
maffer, lighterman, crimp or buyer of coals, or to any of their 
agents or (ervants, or to any perion or perfons in tru(i for fuch 
(hipmiffter, lighterman, crimp or buyer of coals, any pre- 
mium, falary, gratuity, reward, fum or fums of money, or 
any allowance in coals, or in account or otherwife, fpr con- 
tradking, buying, vending, felling ^r difpo(ing of any particu- 
lar fort of coals, or for the loading of any (hip or veflel with- 
fuch coal owner's coals, or for tlie difpatch, delivery or difpo- 
fal of fuch coals from fuch coal owners collieries or (taiths, and. 
every perfon who (hall knowingly fell one fort of coals for an4 
as a fort which they really are not, every fuch coal owner, fit- and felling one 
ter or perfon fo offending contrary to the true intent and mean- ^rtof coalt 
ing of this a<a, (hall for every fuch offence forfeit and pay the [^foj^j*''* 
fum of five hundred pounds. ^00 1, 

V. Provided always. That this aft or any thing herein con- coal'owncrs 
tained (hall not extend or be confirued to extend, to prevent m^y imploy 
or hinder any coal owner from imploying or giving any falary, fitters and 

Stoity or reward, to any fitter or fitters tor the vending, crirapsnot 
ing and difpofing of his coals from his colliery and ftaiths, ^^n*^«"*^^ 

or 



174 Anno tcrtio GeToroii II. C.a6.* 1^730^ 

or to prevent or hinder any m^iAcx or owners of any (hip or 
veiTel ufing the coal trade, from im ploying crimps or fadtors 
(not being lightermen. Or buyers of coals for falc, or any of 
their partners, agents, fervants, or any in truft for them) ta 
fell or difpofe of their rcfpedtive loadings of coals, or pay them 
crimpage or fadtorage as has ufually been paid. 

VI. And for making more effe(^al all agreements between 
Contrafh to Hiipmafters and buyers of coals for the future, be it enadled 
cntrcd and be by the authority aforefaid. That from and after the faid twcn- 
fubfcribcdby ty- fourth day of June one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, 
fcl{cr[ *" bargains or contracts for coals, between buyer and feller at 

the market of Billing/gate or other place of falc within the bills 
of mortality, (hall by the crimp or facftor, who has the difpo- 
fal of fuch coals, be fairly entred with the conditions thereof, 
in the pocket or other book of fuch crimp or fadtor, fublcribed 
by the feller and the buyer, and witnefffed by the faid crimp 
or fadtor, of which bargain or contradl the faid crimp or fadtor 
(hall at the fame time deliver gratis, a copy by him attefted to 
the feller and buyer refped^ively ; and the faid entries fo made 
and fubfcribcd, and the faid copies fo given and attefted, (hall 
be admitted as evidence on trials in any court of law whatfo« 
ever; and if any crimp or fadtor (hall negledk or rcftife to en- 
ter fucli bargain or contrad^, and to fubfcribe and attcft the 
Penalty. fame, or (hall refufe to eive copies thereof as aforefaid, he (halt 
for every fuch offence forfeit and pay the fum of fifty pounds, 
to be levied, recovered and difpoied of, as any other penalties 
or forfeitures, above the fum of five pounds, are by this adk 
dh-edted to be levied, recovered and difpofed of. 

VII. And be it further enadted by the authority aforefaid. 
That fi-om and after the twenty-fourth day of funs one thou- 
fend fe\'en hundred and thirty, all lightermen arid other buy- 
ers of, or contradlors for, coals on board of any (hip or veifel 
in the port of London^ (hall at the time of the delivery of fuch 
coals, either pay for the fame in ready money, or for fuch part 
thereof as (hall not be fo paid for, fhall give their refpedtive 
promiilbry note or notes of their hands for payment thereof. 

The form of expreffing therein the words value received in coals, payable at 
prominbry fuch day or days, time or times, as fhall for that purpofe be 
notes i agreed upon between fuch lighterman or other buyer of or 

contradtor for coals, and the matter or owner of fucn (hip or 
veflfel, or his agent or faclor on his behalf; and that all fuch 
notes, in cafe of nonpayment at the refpecVive days and times 
therein mentioned, (hall and may be proteftcd or noted in fuch 
manner as inhnd bills of exchange may now be ; and in de- 
fault of fuch proteltihg or noting by any indorfee, and notice 
thereof given by fuch indorfee to the refpedlivc indorfor or 
indorfbrs, within twenty days after fuch failure of payment, 
fuch refpccHve indorfor or indorfors, to whom fuch notice (halt 
xx)t be given, (hall not be chargeable with or liable to anfwer 
or pay fuch fum of money, as (hail be mentioned to be payable 

in 



1730.] Anno tertio GeoRGII. 11 c. 16. 175 

in or by fuch note or notes, nor any part thereof; any law, 
uCige or cuftom to the contrary thereof notwithftanding. 

VIII. And be it further enadled, That all fuch lightermen, rcfufmg to 
or other buyers of or contractors for coals, who Ihall after p^^^***^"?^*^^' 
the twenty-fourth dzy of June one thoufand feven hundred and ,7g«>!*.c.i5. 
thirty refufe to give their note or notes for coals to them re- fcft. 6. ' 
fpedtively delivered, and (hall refute to infert the faid words, 

value received in coals^ and every fuch mafter, who (hall take 
any fuch note from any dealer in coals, in which note the 
words value received in coals are not exprelly inferted, fuch ligh- 
termen, buyers of or contradors for coals, and mafters (hall 
for every fuch refufal or acceptance refpe<ftively forfeit and pay 
the fum of one hundred pounds. 

IX. jfnd whereas the maflers ofjbips imployed in the coal trade 
are for the moft part invefled both with the grand bill of fale and 
pojfeffion of fuch /hip or JhipSy as he or they are maflers of by which 
means many ill difpofed mafters^ although they hold but fmall parts in 
their own rights refufe to obferve and obey the direhions of their 
owners J or to render an account when thereunto required^ neither 
can they (as the law nowflands) be compelled fo to do^ without te^ 

dious and expenfive fuits tn chancery: for remedy whereof, be it Mafters of 
enadted by the authority aforefaid. That from and after the veffcUrcfufiiig 
twenty-fourth dav of June one thoufand feven hundred and acco'unt^tothc 
thirty, every ma(ter of a (hip or ve(rel ufing the coal trade, ownen, forfeit 
(hall be fubjeft to the dire6lion of the owner or ovmers of the »oo 1- 
major part of his (hip or ve(fel, and (hall keep, and once a year 4GC0.1.C.30. 
render to fuch owner or owners, if required, a true, plain, 
juft and perfect account in writing of the produce and expepce 
of every refpeftivc voyage he or they (hall make within fuch 
year in fuch (hip or veflel ; and that in cafe any fuch mafter 
Ihall refufe or negleft to obferve and obey the diredions of 
fuch owner or owners^ ^ven under his or their hands in writ- 
ing, or (hall refufe to give fuch account, being likewife there- 
unto required by an order in writing under his or their hands^ 
he (hall for every fuch offence forfeit and pay the fum of one 
hundred pounds : provided neverthelefs, that in fuch directions 
there be nothing contained which (hall relate to the re(training 
or inhancing the price of coals in the river of Thames^ or to 
keeping of turn in delivering of coals there. 

X. Jnd whereas by ancient cuftom in the port of IjOnAon^ one 
chaldron of coals is allowsd in to every {core bought on board Jhip^ 
andfo in proportion for a greater or Ujcr quantity ^ which is called 
Ingrain, notwithftanding which many perfons dealing in. coals do load 
tbi fame from on board Jhip hare meafure^ withottt the aforefaid 
Ingrain, to the great injury of the confumer ; be it therefore fur- Rcfafing the 
ther ena(5ted by the authority aforefaid. That all lightermen allowance cal- 
and other perfons dealing in coals, who (hall from and after tl/^S*^*", *® 
the twenty-fourth day of June one thoufand feven hundred forfeit 100 1. 
'md thirty^ (ell to any perfon or perfons any parcel or quantity 

nf GDfids as and for pool meafure, videlicet^ fuch meafure as is 

idbally given or allowed in the pool or river Thames^ including 

6 the 



iy6 



Coal facks to 
be fealtfd and 
marlceJ. 



VuntnUon of 
the (lacks. 



Penalty. 

Confumcrs of 
coals excmpt- 
eii from ufing 
iuch facks. 



What fliall be 
fkemcd law- ; 
ful coal 
t»u(bels, 5:c» 



iiAnnStat.a. 
«• 17. 



Anno tertid Georgii II- C. 26. [1730. 

the aforefaid Ingrain^ and fliall not juftly and without fraud 
deliver to fuch perfon or perfons, buyers or confumers there- 
of, the full quantity of coals fo fold, and accordingly meafured 
from on board (hip to fuch lighterman or other dealer in coals, 
by the meter, together with the Ingrain thereof, fuch lighter- 
man or other dealer in coals (hall for every fuch offence forfeit 
and pay the fum of one hundred pounds. 

XI. And for the better difcovering and preventing frauds . 
and abufes in the meafuring of coals, and the encouragement 
of the fair trader therein, be it further enacted by the autho- 
rity aforefaid. That from and after the firft day of Auguji one 
thoufand fcven hundred and thirty, all coals which (hall be 
la idcd at any wharf, dock, or other landing place on the river 
Thames^ or on any creek or branch adjacent or near thereto, 
ai)d which (hall be carried to any place or places within the 
cities or fuburbs of London or Wejlminfter^ or the bills of mor- 
tality, in any car, cart, waggon, or other carriage of any de- 
nomination whatfoever, (hall be carried to the relpedlive buy- 
ers thereof in linen facks, fealed and marked with white paint 
in oil at Guild^Hallj London^ or at the exchequer office at fFefl^ 
min/lerj by the proper officer there^ which facks (hall be full 
four feet and two inches in length, and fix and twenty inches 
in breadth, after they (hall be made ; which fa6ks all dealers 
in and barriers of coals (hall ufe for carriage of coals within 
the limits aforefaid, and no others, and all makers of coal 
facks (hall make them of the aforefaid dimenfions at the leaft ; 
and that every dealer in and carrier of coals, who (ball firooi 
and after the fird day of yfuguft one thoufand feven hundred 
and thirty, make ufe of any other fack or facks for carriage 
of coals within the limits aforefaid, (hall for every fack he or 
they (Iiall fo make ufe of, forfeit and pay the fum of twenty 
(hillings. 

XII. Provided neverthelefs. That this acft, or any thing 
herein contained, (hall not extend or be conflrued to extend, 
to prevent or hinder any confumer of coals from fetching or 
carrying home his own coals by porters, or in his own or 
hired carts, waggons or other carriages, without being oblig- 
ed to ufe fuch lacks, as are herein before direded and de- 
fcribed; anything herein contained to the contrary thereof 
notwithftanding. 

XIII. And be it further enacled by the authority aforefaid. 
That from and after the firft day of Jugujl one thoufand fcven 
hundred and thirty, all dealers in atid fellers of coals by the 
chaldron or \tScr quantity, within the cities of London and ffyi' 
minjhry or within ten miles round the fame, (hall cooftantly 
keep and ufe at their refpedlive wharfs, warehoufes, and other 
places for the fale of their coals, a lawful bufhel, fuch as is de- 
fcribcd in and by an ad made in the twelfth year of the reiga 
of her late majefty Queen Amu intituled. An alf for tbij^ejf 
and (fffihtal preferving the navigation of the river £^ Thames, it 

Jlopping the breach in the Uvels o/Uwtrin^and Dageoham in ibe 

cnmtf 



lyjo.] Anno temo GeoUgxi II. c. 26. 177 

€4unty of Eflex, and for afcertaining the coal meafure^ with which 
bu(hd all fuch dealers in and fellers of coals, ihall juftly mcafure, 
or caufe all the coals they (hall fo fell by the chaldron or lefTer 
quantity, to be meafured, and (hall put three buihels of coals fo 
juftly meafurttd into eachfack before defcribed, which faid facks 
they (hall ufe, and no other, for the carriage of fuch coals to 
the buyers thereof; and that all fuch dealers in and fellers of 
coals within the faid limits^ who from and after the firft day of 
Auguft one thoufand feven hundred and thirty (hall not con- 
ftantly keep and ufe fuch a budiel and fuch facks, as herein be- 
fore defcribed, and no other, or (hall not fo fill their coal facks 
from fuch bu(hels, or (hall otherwife offend againft the true in- 
tent arul meaning of this a<5l^ (hall for every fuch offence forfeit 
and pay the fum of fifty, pounds ; and if any fervant or fcrvants 
of fuch dealer or dealers in coaJs (hall, from and after the firft Penalty on 
day of Angujl one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, fill fuch ufing other 
coals into facks, without firft duly meafuring the fame by fuch "^caiurcf, 
bufhel, fuch fervant or fervants (hall for every fuch offence be 
committed to the houfe of correfUon, there to be kept to hard 
labour, for any time not exceeding thirty days, nor lefs than 
fourteen daysl 

XIV. Andforafmuch as it hath hitherto been ufualfor coalbujhels 
and fmaUer meafures to be marled or feaUd with a hot iron on the 
wood thereof^ and that ill dijpofcd perfons^ before they have ironed and 
fitted fuch bujhels and f mall mcafuresfor work and ufe ^ have cutaway 
the upper parts thereof fo as they did not contain Jo much as the law 
direils : for remedy whereof, and to prevent fuch ill pradices 
for the future, be it further enaded by the authority aforefaid^ 
That all perfons dealing in coals, and u(ing coal bufhels and Meafures to 
fmaller meafures, (hall before they prefume to ufe the fame, be fealed or 
have them fitted for work and ufe with iron or copper, and af- damped, 
tcr they are fo fitted, (hall carry them to the Guildhall London^ 
or to the exchequer office at ft^ejiminjlery to be fealed or ftamped 
by the proper ofiicer there, with a fteel inftrument on the up* 
permoft iron or copper hoop and ftrap, which meafures (hall be 
by them refpedively kept without any alteration, and fo ufed 
at their refpective places of fale of their coals, which places of 
fale are hereby declared to be the refpedtive wharfs,* warehoufes, 
docks, (beds, cellars or other repofitories, for the coals of fuch 
perfons as are dealers therein, and that all perfons dealing in 
coal^, who (hall from and aft^r the firft day of Auguft one thou- 
fiind (even hundred and thirty offend herein, (hall for everv fuch 
oflE;nce forfeit and pay the fum of fifty pounds s and that all 
peribns who (hall, from and after the firft day of Augujl one 
t^lifand feven hundred and thirty, alter and make lefs any fuch 
bu(hel or other meafure, or any of the facks before mentioned, 
after the fame have been fealed or marked as aforefaid, (hall for 
^ery fuch pfience forfeit and pay the fum of fifty pounds. Penalty. 

. iV. And for the better di(covery of the offences herein be- offendert 
fiar^ mentioned, be it further enadted by the authority aforefaid, againiltbit 
ITiat any perfon wlio (hall be guilty of any of the offences de- »« difcoY*r« 
■ Yqu y^l. % clarcd 



178 

ing other of- 
fcfuleri, ac- 



Penallies bow 
to be levied. 



Anno tertio GeoROII II. c. tS. t>73^' 

dared by this aA, and (hall, within fix calendar months after 
fuch offence (hall be committed, make an effedlual difcovery of 
dny coal owner or coal owners, proprietor or proprietors of a 
colliery or collieries, or of his or their agent or agents, (ervant 
or fer\-ants, or of his, their or any of their fitters, officers or 
clerks, or of any maiUr or owner of any (hip or veflel,or of any 
lightermatl, crimp, coal fadlor, or feller or retailer of coals, of 
other perfon concerned in the coal trade, who (hall have com^ 
mittcd any offence contrary to the true intent and meaning of 
this act, fo as he, they or any of them (hall be convided of any 
fuch offence, fuch pet-lbn making fuch difcovery (hall be, and is 
hereby fully difcharged of and from the faid penalties and (bf-- 
feitures for all fuch o(fences by him before that time committed, 
and (hall alfo be intitled to have and receive the fame benefit 
and advantage firbm fuch difcovery and conviction, as any other 
perfon (hall in the like cafe be intitled to by virtue of this a6t. 

XVL And be it further enadted by the authority aforefaid. 
That all and fingular the penahies and forfeitures tor offences 
in this a£t mentioned, above the fum of five pounds, fhall be 
one moiety thereof to his Majefty^ his heirs and fucceflbrsj and 
the other mpiety thereof to him or them who (hall inform and 
fue for the fame Within the fpace of fix calendar months next 
after fuch offence or offences (hall be comnlittcd,to be recover-* 
ed with double cofts of fuit by 2L&\on of debt, bill, plaint or in-* 
formation in any of his Maje(ly*s courts of record^ wherein no 
e(roin, protedlon or wager of law (hall be allowed, nor more 
than one imparlance ^iven; and that all penalties and forfei- 
tures for offences in this a<5t mentioned, or or under the fum of 
five pounds, (hall be recovered by way of complaint made unto 
the lord mayor of London for the time being, or any one juftke 
of the peace within the city of London and liberties thereof, or 
one ju(tice of the peace of the feveral and refpe6tive counties and 
places where fuch offender or offenders (hall live, who are here- 
by required to call the parties before them, and tohearaAd ex-* 
amine fuch complaint upon oath, which by virtue of this a£t is 
to be by him adminifired, and upon due proof thereof made to 
his fatisfadlion, to grant a warrant under his hand and feal for 
levying fuch forfeitures accordingly; the one moiety thereof to 
be to and for the ufe of the informer, and the other moiety 
thereof to be to and for the ufe of the poor of the pari(h Where 
fuch offence or offences (hall be committed; and m cafe fuch 
forfeitures (hall not be forthwith after fuch conviction or coa- 
vi<5tions paid, that then the fame (halt be levied by diftfefii anA 
fale of fuch offender's goods and chattels by warrant or war- 
rants under the hand and fea! of the lord mayor of LmdofK oif 
fuch juftice of the peace before whom fuch offender or offenderi 
(hall be convided, rendering the overplus, if any (hall be, to 
fuch offender or oJSenders ; and for want of fufliacnt diftrefst>r 
difh-elles fuch offender or offenders (hall be committed to the 
houfe of correftion for any time not exceeding thirty days^ ind 
not left than fourttet), there to bt kept to h^nl labMr. 

XVH.An< 



1730.1 Annb ttrtio GEoRdn It, c. 27. 179 

XVn. "And be it further enaded by the authority aforefaid, Publick ad. 
That this ad^ (hall be deemed and taken to be a publick ad to 
all intents and purpofes, and ihali be jixlicially taken notice of as 
fuch by all judges, juftices and other perfont whatibever, with* 
out the fame being fpecially plc^aded or fet forth. 

CAP. XXVIL 
An a£i for explaining and amending an aS made in the lafi 
fiffion $f parliament inUtuled^ iGi a& for the relief cf 
debtors with rcfpeA to the imprifonment of their 
pcrfons. 
'TTT'HER E AS by an a^ made in the fecmi year $f hUprefent aGeo»t. e«»s« 
y V Majeftfs reiptj intituledy An a<5t tor the relief of debtors 
with refpedt to the imprifonment of their perfons, ;/ is amon^ 
$ther things enabled y That it Jbould be lawful for any per fin or per^ 
fonSy charged in execution for anyfum or fums of money not exeee£ng 
in the whole the fufn of one hundred pottndsy after the twenty ffth din 
tf March one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine, within toe 
frifon of the Marftialfea, or county gaol of Surrey, and after the 
twenty ninth day of September one thoufand feven hundred and 
twenty eighty in any other gaol or prifon^ to exhibit a petition to any 
ef the courts of law from whence the procefs iffued^ tepon which he^ 
jbe or they was or were taken or charged in execution^ in the manner 
ty the fend a£l dire£ted\ which court is thereby required^ by order or 
ruk of court y to cattfe the prifoner to be brought upy and the feverat 
er editors at whofe fuit he^Jhe or they food charged j to be fummoned 
to appear perjonaily or by their attorney in courts and upon any of 
their negleh or refufal to appear^ upon affidavit of the duefervice of 
fuch rule and order ^ fuch court Jbould in afummary way examine into 
the matter of thefaid petition^ and alfo adminiffer to fuch prifoner the 
oath in thefaid a^ mentioned and directed to ve admtniflred upon fuch 
examination as aforefaid : and whereas it hath been found inconve-^ 
nient to bring prifoners up to the courts in Weftminfter-Haliy?wi 
frifons that are at a great di fiance from thence ^ as the faid a^ di- 
reffSy by reafon of the great difficulties and expences which attend the 
fame : Therefore for remedying the faid inconvenicncies, and to 
the intent that the creditor or creditors may be the better enabl- 
ed to inquire into the true ftatc of the real and perfonal eftate a( 
any prifoner or prifoners who ftiall be in execution as aforefaid, 
on his, her or their account, be it enacted by the King's moft 
txcdlent majcfty, by and with the advice and confcnt of the 
lords fpiritual and temporal and commons, in this prefent par*' 
liaxnent aflembled, and by the authority of the fame, That from Priibiiers in 
and after the firft day ot Trinity Term next enfuing, before any execation to 
lyrifoner or prifoners being in any prifon ^except fiich who are gi^? notice to 
«i the prifons in the cities of London ana JVefminfier and ihe I^^^that^ijiev 
Ixsrough of Southwark) (hall petition any of the courts in ^^- defign to pc- 
Wdnfter- Hall from whence theprocefs iflued, upon which he, ine tition the 
tn they was or were charged in execution, in fuch manner as court. 
the fiiid a<a mentions, fuch prifoner or prifoners (hall give or 8 Geo. 1. €.24. 
ftak to be given a writing, importing notice to the feveral cre^ 

Na ditors. 



(i8o Anno tcitio Georgii II. c.27; {^730. 

dirors, at whofe fuit he, (he or they (b^ll Aand chargid as afore- 
faid, that he, (he or they doth or do intend to petition the court 
from whence the procefs i(rued, upon which he, (lie or they was 
-or were taken in execution, and alfo a true copy of the account 
or fchedule in writing of his, her or their whole real or perfonal 
• eftate, which he, (he or they doih or do intend to deliver into 

any fuch court, the faid notice to be left with or ferved upon 
the faid creditor or creditors, his, her or their executors or ad- 
miniftrators, or fome or one of them, or his or their attorney or 
agent imployed in fuch caufe or caufes,for which he, (he or they 
(hall be imprifoned. 
Prifoner, by. I^- ^^^ i^ *s hereby further enacted. That upon fuch petition 
rule ot court, made by any prifoner or prifpners to any of the faid courts from 
to be brought whence the procefs i(rued, fuch court is hereby required to 
affixes "^^^ make a rule to caufe the prifoner or prifoners to be brought, at 
Expeftces ^in expencenot exceeding twelve pence a mile, to be paid to the 
thereof how officers out of the efFeds of the prifoner, and in cafe the pri- 
to be paid. foncr has not fufficicnt eflfedts, then to be repaid by the trea- 
furer of the county out of the county ftock, to the next a(rizes 
to be holden for the county or place where he, (he or they (hall 
be imprifoned, if the fame (hall be within that part of Great Bri- 
tain called England^ and if within the principality of Wahs or 
county palatine of Chejlery then fuch prifoner or prifoners (hall 
be brought to the next great felTions to be holden for the county 
where he, (he or they (hall be imprifoned ; and the fevcral cre- 
ditors at whofe fuit fuch prifoner or prifoners (hall (iand charg- 
Creditors to ^^ ^^ aforefaid, (hall alfo be fummoned to appear at the faid 
bciummoncd. next aflizes or great feffions pcrfonally, or by his, her or their 
attorney or attorneys, by rule or order of the court fi-om whence 
the procefs i(rued, to be ferved on fuch creditor or creditors, or 
to be left at his, her or their dwelling-houfe or ufual place 
. of abode, thirty days at the leaft before fuch aflizes or great 
fe(rions. 

III. And it (hall be lawful for the judges of aflize or great fef- 
fions, or one of them, and he and they are hereby required to 
appoint a time for hearing the matter upon the faid petition at 
and during fuch a(rizes or great fe(rions; and upon appearance 
of the creditors fo fummoned, or in default thereof, upon affi- 
davit of their being fo fummoned, and duly ferved with fuch 
notice, and copy of account of fuch prifoncr's real and perfonal 
eftatc as aforefaid, and alfo with the rule or order of court for 
their appearance at fuch aflia^s or great fe(rions, the faid judge 
Tbe caufe to ^^ judges (hall in a fummary way examine into the matter of fuch 
be iieard in a petition, and hear what can or mall be alledged on either fide for 
.famnuuyway. or againft the difcharge of fuch prifoner, upon which examina- 
tion the faid judge and judges is and are impowered and requir- 
ed to adminiAer or tender to fuch prifoner the oaths in the faid 
recited a6l diredted and appointed to be taken by any prifoner be- 
fore the judges of the court out of which the proce(s upon which 
fuch prifoner was taken in execution i(rued; and the (aid judge 
or judges of a(Cze or great icffions (hall give fu«b judgaient, rc« 



1730.] Anno tertio Georgii ir. C.27. , 181 

lief and dircifiions as the court out of which the procefs ifllied for 

the taking of fuch prifoner in execution, might or ought to have 

given before the making of this ad; which judgment, relief and 

diredlions, by the faid judge or judges of aflize or great fefllon fo Judgments to 

given as aforefaid, (hail be as good and effeftual to all intents ^^ ^JT^ ^'^ 

and purpofes, as if the fame had been made in the court ^^^^ * 

out of which the procefs ifliied on which fuch prifoner was taken 

in execution ; and the like proceedings (hall be had thereupon, 

and a record of fuch judgment (hall be made up in the fame • 

form, and returned and certified under the hand or hands of 

the judge or judges before whom it (hall be made, unto the 

court from whence the procefs on which fuch prifoner was * 

taken in execution ifTued, to be a record of the faid court, and 

to be kept as fuch amongft the other records there. 

IV. And it is hereby further enadled. That the judges of Judges of 
the great fefTions in IVafes^ and the judges of the county pala- Wales and 
tine oiCheJler^ within their refpediive jurifdidions, (hall ^nd ^^^^^!f **?.. 
they hereby have the fame cognizance, power, authority and pQ^^^rJj^jjj^ 
jun(ili<5lion for the relief of debtors, with refped to the impfi- thcirownprc- 
ibnment of their perfons, who (hall be imprifoned within their cinfts. 
refpedive precindts, by virtue of any execution to be ifTued 

out of their refpedive courts, and to proceed in the fame man- 
ner concerning the difcharge of fuch debtor or debtors, and to 
give the fame judgment, relief and diredions relating thereto, 
as the faid courts in IVeJiminJler hall are impowered and di» 
reded to do by the faid herein before recited ad. 

V. And whirr as divers rules or orders may have been made by the 
£9urtsoflaw in Weftminfter-Hall/^r the bringing up of prifoners^ 
purfuant to the faid recited a^^from prifons at great diflance from 
the cities j/* London and Weftminfter, which have not been obeyed 
by the rejpe^ive Jheriffs or gaolers in whofe cuflodyfuch prifoner or 
prifoner s then were^ by reafon of the great expence attending the fame ; 

be it enaded by the authority aforefaid. That all fuch rules or orders made 
orders as have been made by any of the courts in Weflminfler- for bringing 
Hall^ for bringing up of fuch prifoners to any fuch courts, and prifoner* to 
all attachments and proceedings thereon, be and the fame arc h^i J^g" tcdT 
hereby difcharged and made void \ and that all (heriffs and gao- 
lers be and are hereby proteded and indemnified againft all ac- 
tions that are or (hall be brought againft them, or any of them, 
for not obeying fuch rules or orders. 

• VI. And whereas by the faid recited a^ the officers are refirained 
from carrying any perfon or perfons by them arrejied to any gaol or 
prifon within twenty -four hours from the time of fuch arrejl\ and 
ffveral perfons^ who hate been arrefted^ refuftng to be carried by 
the officers to any houfe whatfoever^ to be kept infafe cujlody during, 
thai time^ have kept the officers abroad with them in the night-time^ 
and thereby have found means to make their ef capes from fuch offi^ 
(its: be it therefore enaded by the authority aforefaid. That if 
any perfon or perfons, after the firft day or Trinity Term next, 
dull be arrefted or in cuftody of any (heri(f, under (heriff, bailiff, 
ioA/axit at mace or other officer or minifter whatfoevcr, by virtue 
^^ N3 ' ^f 




i8i Aimo terfio Georgii II. c. a8. ' f'TSOt 

PrUbner re- of any writ, proceTs or warmnt, and fiich pcrfon or pcrfons fo 
^"th^th^Sf *"^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^ carried to fomc fafe ai>d convenient 
ficcr to fomc dwelling houff of his, her or their own nomination and ap- 
Itotircy to be pointtnent, fe as Aich dwelling houfe (hall be within a city or 
carried to pri- market town, in cafe fuch perfon or perfons (hall be there ar- 
fon. refted, or, if fuch arreft (hall be made out of any city or mar- 

ket town, then withip three miles from the place where fuch 
arreil (hall be made, and fo as fuch houfe be not the houfe of 
the perfon arre(ted, provided it be within the fame county and 
C^imuJmfJ liberty, that then it (hall and may be lawful to and for fuch 
amtmiidbj (heriff or other officer or roinifter to convey or carry the perfon 
•' ^^'^'^'JJ* or pcrfons fo refuiing to fuch gaol or prifon, as he, (he or they 
18 or are liable to be fent to by virtue of fuch writ or procefs | 
any thing in the faid recited aft to the contrary notwkh(Un4- 
ing. 

CAP. XXVIIL 

An aU for grtMing liberty to carry rice from bis Majtfifs 
province of Carolina in America dire3ly to any part of 
^uroptfoutbwardofcape Finifterre, in finp buiU in an4 
belonging to Greac Britain, and novated according /# 
law^ 

$&4Anft.p.5-xrTHEREAS Ify an aH made in the tbiri and faurtb yean of 
y V the reign of her late majefiy ^juen Anne, intituled^ An a^ 
for granting to her Majefty a further fub(idy on wines and 
inerchandi2xs imported, ell rice eftbe growth or prodtUfion oftha 
£ngli(h plantatiens in America, Afia, or Africa, is obliged to he 
imported into England, Wales or Berwick upon Tweed, or tq 
fome other oftbejaid plantations y under fuch ftcurities and penalties 
^^ as other enumerated goods or commodities of the growth^ prodn^on or 

iii^r.i.c.ss. f^^ufaefure of the faid plantations are fubje^ to by an a^ made ifi 
the twelfth year of tie reign of the late King Charles the Second^ in-- 

s5Car*^.P'7« tjtuUdj An adt tor encouraging and increafing of (hipping and 
navigation, or h another aff made in the five and twentieth year of 
the reign of the faid late King^ intituled^ An aft for the encourage- 
, ment of the Greenland and Eajlland trade, and for the better fe» 
curing the plantation trade : and whereas his Majefiy* s province of 
Carolina in America has by experience been found to he a proper foil 
for producing rice to very great petfeSlion^ and for many years loft 
pdl the produce thereof has increafed ; and it is reafonable to expeff^ 
that not only the produce thereof in thofejpartSy but alfo the exporta^ 
fion thereof would be greatly increafed^ for the mutual benefit of this 
ftingdom and the faid province.^ if (notwithjfanding the laws relating 
to navigation and trade to and from the plantations) liberty or Kcenco 
were granted for Jbips built tn and failing from Great Britain, to 
load rice in the faid province^ and to carry the fame directly to any 
ports oflMxo^fyingfouthward of cape Finifterre, without bringing 
the fame firft to Great Britain, as the faid laws now require^ wberO", 
by the fame will arrive at fuch ports more feafoneddy and in bettor 



X730-] Anno tertio Georgii II. c.28. tSj 

umHtiomfor the tottfumption thneof^ andprromt their being fupplied 
with the fame commodity from 9ther countries : for this end, and for 
providing proper fecurities for your Majefty's duties, and for 

Ereventing any prejudice or damage to this nation, which might 
appen thereby from any other unlawful commerce between 
the plantations and any other foreign countries, as to any other 
enumerated commodities, or otherwife ; may it therefore pleafe 
your moft excellent Maje(W that it may be enadled, and be it 
enacted by the King's moft eiocellcnt majefiy, by and with the 
advice and confent of the lords fpiritual and temporal and com- 
mons, in this prefent parliament aflfembled, and by the autho- 
rity of the fame. That the faid a<5t pai&d in the third and fourth . -, ^ 
years of the reign of her faid late Majefty, fo far as the fame ex- ^^^^ jj^j^^J^j^ 
tends to the making of rice of the growth and produce of his makes rice an 
Majefty's plantations in America an enumerated commodity, enumerated 
fliail be and is hereby ratified and confirmed, as to all perfons, conunodity 
(hips, veflels or places, in all rcfpedts whatfoever, except only as e^wTricc* 
to fuch of the faid rice as hy this aA (hall be permittted or al- fromCarolina. 
lowed to be exported from his M^eft/s province of Carolina in 
Amerieay by fuch perfons, and in iuch (hips and veflels, and to 
fuch foreign countries and places, and under fuch entries, fe- 
curities^ reftridtions, regulations, limitations, penalties and for- 
feitures as are herein aner particularly defcribed, appointed, \\^ 
pited and enaSed for that purpofe. 

' II. And be it enaded by the authority aforefaid. That from ^^^ *-^ ^^* 
gnd after the twenty ninth day of September one tboufand feven may bcauricd 
hundred and thirty it (hall and may be lawful, notwithftandingdireaivtoaDy 
any of the a£ls aforefaid, pr any other 2& of parliament, for any parto/r 
of his Majetty's fubjefts, in any (hip or veflel built in Great Bn- «>"^*»^ . 
to>r, or belonging to any of his Majefty's fubjeds refiding in ft^rc/^' 
Great Britain and navigated according to law, that (hall dear 
outwards in any port oi Great Britain for the province of Cars- 
liw in America^ to (hip or load rice in the faid province, and to 
carry the fame dire(SUy to any part of Europe fouthward of capp 
Fim/ierrej without carrying the (ame to any other of his Ma- 
j«flty's plantations in America^ or to Great Britain^ the mafter or 
other perfbn having or taking charge of fuch (hip or veflel^ be- o" licence, 
fore fli clears outwards from Great Britain^ firft taking a licence b^aj'^" 
und^r the hands of the commiflioners of the cuftoms for the 
rime being, or any three of them, for the loading and carrying 
thp fame from the faid province of Carolina diredUy to fome part 
of Europe tQ the fouthward of cape Finifterre^ upon a certificate 
from the coUedor and comptroller of tlie port where fuch li- 
fienoe (hail be defired, certifying that bond has been given, with 
Dne or more fuflkient fecurity, in the fum of one thoufand 
IHH^idfi, if the (hip be of lefs burden than one hundred tuns, 
imd the bxm of two thoufand pounds, if the (hip (hall be of that 
or n greater burden, that no tobacco, fugars, cotton, wool, in- 
digo, ginger, fuftick or other dying wood, melafles, tar, pitch, 
tnrpcntine, hemp, malls, yards, bowfprits, copper oar, beaver 
lkip$ or 9dier f\irs, .of the growth, produi^ioo or manufadluro 

N4 of 



tit of Europe 
Pouthward of 



,g^ Anno tertio GeorgiiII. c. 28. [^730- 

of any Britiflj plantations in America^ (hall be loaden or taken 
on board fuch (hip or vefTel at Carolina, or any other of his Ma- 
jefty's plantations in America^ unlefs it he for the neccflfary pro- 
vilions of the (hip in their voyage ; and that fuch (hip or vefTel 
fhall proceed dircdly with all the rice that (hal! be fo loaden on 
board fuch (hip, by virtue of fuch licence, to fome port of £a- 
rope to the fouthward of cape Fimjlerre, and there land the faid 
rice, and that fuch (hip, after landing the faid rice, (hall proceed 
for Great Britain before (he returns to any of his Majefly's plan- 
tations in America ; and in cafe the mafter or other peffon (hall 
not, within four months after his arrival at fuch port, produce 
a certificate of having landed and difcharged the faid rice fo 
taken on board in the faid province of Carolina^ at fuch port, 
which certificate is to be under the hand and feal of the Briti/h 
ponful, or where there is no conful, to be under the hands and 
icals of two known Briti/h merchants refiding in the port or 
place where fuch rice (hall be landed ; othcrwife fuch bond fliall 
be forfeited to his Majefty, and (hall and may be fued and pro- 
fecutcd in any of the courts of record in Great Britain. 
Before rice be ^^^' ^^^ ^^ '^ further enaded. That before any rice be 
put on board loaden or put on board. any (hip or vcffd at Carolina ^ by virtue 
at Carolina, of the faid licence, to be carried to fome part of Europe to the 
mailer to dclir fouthward of cape Finijierre^ the mafter or other perfon having 
i^ coUcftor"" ^^ ^^'^^"S charge of fuch (hip or vtM (hall, before his departure 
^-c» * out of the faid province of CiroUfia, deliver to the collector of 

the port where luch (hip is to take in her lading, the faid licence, 
figned by the faid commiflioners of the cuftoms, and a certifi- 
cate of luch bond having been given in Great Britain as aforc- 
faid, and (liall declare in writing upoo oath before the colle6lor, 
which fuch colleAor is hereby impowercd to adminiftcr, whe- 
ther he intends to load any rice purfuant to fuch licence, and to 
what place bound. 

IV. And in prder to afcertain the true quantity of rice ex- 
ported from Carolina purfuant to fuch licence and the liberty 
granted by this a<5t, be it ena<5led by the authority aforefaia. 



Merchant to 
make entry, 
and to take 

andindoX^^^ l^hat before the fame (hall be (hipped or put on hoard, the mer^ 
chant or other perfon exporting the fame (hall make an entry 
thereof in writing with the colle<5tor of his Majefty's cuftoms 
and the naval officer, and alfo with the comptroller, where there 
is fuch an officer, and fliall take out a cocquet or certificate of 
fuch entry, and fliall, before the rice be fiiipped or put on board, 
indorfe on the back of fuch cocquet or certificate the true quan- 
tity intended to be fliipped, mentioning the marks, numbers 
and contents of each caHc, and fliall deliver the cocquet fo in- 
dorfed to the fearcher or other officer appointed for the examin- 
ing and (hipping thereof; and if upon weighing and examining 
the rice brought or intended to be (hipped by virtue of fuch 
cocquet or certificate, cither before or after the fliipping there- 
of, the quantity fliall appear to be greater than is indorfcd 
thereon, or if any rice (hall be laden or put on board any (hip 
9r yclTcl having liberty to trade by virtue of this ad^ or any 

hoy, 



tbe (quantity. 



Penalty for 
falfe entry, 
&c. 



1730-1 Anno tcrtio Georgii IT. c. aS. 185 

hoy, lighter, bottom, boat or other veflel, in order to be put oa 
board Rich (hip or veflel, before fuch entry or taking out fuch 
cocquet, and indorfing and delivery of the fame as aforefaid, 
contrary to the true intent and meaning hereof, all fuch rice fo 
(hipped or intended to be (hipped (hall be forfeited, as alfo the 
boy, lighter, bottom, boat or other veflel imployed in (hipping 
the fame ; and the owner of fuch rice, or other perfon imployed 
in (hipping the fame, (hall alfo forfeit treble the value thereof, 
to be recovered in the court of vice admiralty held in any of 
his Maje(ly*s plantations in Americay or in any other court of 
record in any of his Majeft/s plantations in Americay at thet- 
le(5lion of the informer or profecutor ; one third part thereof to 
be to the ufe of his Majedy, his heirs and fucceflbrs, one third 
part to the governor of the faid colony, and the other one third 
to the informer or profecutor ; and before fuch (hip or veflfel 
(hall depart from Carolina with the rice loaden as aforefaid, the 
mafler or other perfon having or taking charge thereof (hall re- 
ceive the faid licence from the collector and naval officer, and 
comptroller, who (hall indorfe thereon the marks, numbers and 
contents of each ca(k of rice fo (hipped on board, and the col- 
lector and other officer (hall make two copies of fuch licence 
and indprfement ; for all which entries, cocquets, indorfements 
or copies no more (hall be taken by the faid officers than the 
accuftomed" fees ; and the matter or other perfon having or 
taking charge of fuch (hip (hall, before he receives the faid li- 
cence, atteft the faid copies under his hand, which are to be 
left with the colleftor and other officers ; and the faid mafter or Rafter's dotr 
other perfon having or taking charge of fuch (hip (hall alfo, on on rcturh of 
the return of the wid (hip or veflfel to Great Britaitiy produce the (hip to 
and deliver the faid licence to the commiffioners of his Majefty's ^I^^ »"• 
cuftoms, or to the collector or comptroller of the port where ^'^ 
bond was given when the faid (hip or ve(rel fet fail from Great 
Britaitty with the indorfement made thereon by the colleftor 
•and other officers of the quantity laden on board in Carolinay as 
alfo a certificate figned and fealed by the conful, or two known 
Brittjb merchants, at the portor place where the rice was land- 
ed, certifying the landing thereof, with the number of cafks fo 
landed, and the marks, numbers and contents of each cafk, 
with the name of the (hip and mafter, and that they verily be- 
lieve that no fugar, tobacco, or other enumerated goods before- 
mentioned, except rice, have been there landed out of fuch (hip 
or veflTel. 

V. And be it further cna<fted by the authority aforefaid. The officers 
That the collector and other officers in Carolina (hall, as foon as In Carolina . 
conveniently they can, tranfmit one of the faid copies of the (aid ^^ ^^'^['ISf * 
indorfement to the commiflTioners of the cuftoms in Great Bri- JnJorfcmcnt 
tainy and thereupon there (hall be payable to his Majefty fo to afcertain ' 
much as the half fubfidy of the rice fo (hipped in C^olina (hall the half-fub* 
•amount unto, which would have remained in cafe the faid rice ^X' 
had been firft imported into Great Britain and afterwards re-ex- 
wtitA ; and the (aid commi(rioncr8| o( thecolleflor and comp- 
troller 



i85 Anno terdo Georgii II. c 29. [<730* 

troller of the port in which fuch (hip was entred to fail for Gj* 
tolina^ as foon as they or either of them (hall receive the faid li* 
Cence fo indorfed or one of the copies of the indorfement atteft* 
ed by the mailer or other perfon having or taking charge of fuch 
(hip or veflel as aforefaid (which (hall Hrft come to the hands of 
the faid commiifipners, or the colleflor and comptroller) may 
and (hall demand from anv of the perfon or perfons who entred 
Into bond before the (hip (et fail from Gnat Britain as aforefaid» 
the full fum due for the half fubfidy for all the rice mentioned 
in fuch indorfement, or the copy thereof attefted os aforefaid % 
and in cafe the fame is not paid within thirty days after fuch 
demand made, the bond (hall be forfeited, and (hall and may be 
put in fuit, and the perfons bound therein (hall pay treble cofts^ 
Continuatioo. VI. And be it eoa<^ed, That this a6t (hall continue and b^ 
^^"^J'^if In force five years, to be reckoned from the twenty ninth day 
cT^T^' *■ of Siptimbar one tboufand fcven hundred and thirty, and from 
theace to the end of the then next fefiion of parliament, 

CAP. XXIX. 

Jh aBfor continuing and anunding an aS for regulating the 
pice and ajjize of bread \ for relief of bankrupt^ whofe 
tertificates were not allowed before the expiration of a late 
aSl (For the better preventing fraud$ committed by 
bankrupts) for allowing further time for inrolment of deeas 
or wills made by papifts^ and for relief ofproteftani pur^ 
chafers and leffees\ and for making further provifton con^ 
urning certificates relating to the fettlements ofpoorper-^ 
fons^ and the charges of maintaining and removing certifi- 
cated perfons. 
S Ann. e. it. TX7 HEREAS an a£i ef parliament was made andpaffidin tie 
VV eighth year of the reign of htr late majffiy ^e^n Anne, in- 
titukd^ An a6t to regulate the price and alfize of bread, ^ni the 
fame was to continue in force for three years ^ and from thence to tie 
end of the then nextfejjton of^porUament : and whereas the faid aif^ 
having been hfubfeqtunt aUs further eontinuedi was found very ufe-^ 
ful and beneficial^ but the fame is now near expiring ( mav it there- 
fore pleafe your Majefty that it may be eniufl^, and be it c- 
naded by the King's moft excellent maje(ly, by and with the 
advice and confent of the lords fpiritua) and temporal and 
commons, in this prefent parliament aflembled, and by the 
authority of the fame, That the faid a£t, together with fuch 
^^!^ch ^ alterations as were made thereto, in and by an ad pafled in the 
i7t«te! ^^ y^^ ^^ ^^^ ****?" ^ ^'^ '^^^ majeftv King George the Firft, 
I Geo. I. tat. intituled, Jn a£f for ccntintdng Jeveral laws therein mentioned re-* 
s. c. 16.^ ^ Jating to coals J hemp andfiax^ Iri(n and Scotch linen^ and the affize 
" ^"'— ^ ofbread\ and for giving power to adjourn the quarter-feffims for the 



I G«o. 1. 1 
Amtndedomd 

^STsOeoT* ^^^^^y ?/" Anglciea for the purpojes therein mentioned^ (hall be and 

t. c. 46. ' Is hereby further continued from the expiration thereof until 

the twenty fifth day of March one tbouiand feven hiuidred and 

6 thirty 



1730.] Anno teitio GsoROii IT. c- ^9- 187 

thirty eight, and from thence to the end of the then next TelTion 
of parliament. 

IL And whereas the aurt oflerd fnayer and aldermen 9/ the eity 
^London, and fame other magijirates^ have thought fit^ infettlng 
the affizi of breads to fat down and afiirtain the price for which the 
feei^ half- feck and quartern loavef ought to he fold 5 which prices 
the haters have fametimes complied withy hut at other times have rf-* 
fufedfa to dOf to the deceit and oppreffton of his MajeflfsfubjeSfs^ r- 
fPetiaUf of the power fart of people: and whereas fame doubts have 
0rifm touching the penalty they have incurred for Juch their refufalj 
ixx remedy whereof be it entdtcd by the authority aforefaid, That 
from and after th« twenty fourth day of June in the year of our 
Lord one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, if any baker or o^ 
ther perfon or perfons baking or making bread for faie, or ear- 
pofing bread to fale, (hall feu any peck, half-peck or quartern p^altv mi 
loaf or loaves at any greater or higher price than (hall be fet and bakcrrtlliiig 
afcertained by the faid court of lord mayor and aldermen, or bread at a 
by the lord mayor of the faid city for the time being, by order ^/f**^ PP^ 
pf the faid court, or by the mayor, bailiffs, aldermen or chief [^"^^^ 
magiftrates for the time being or any other city, town corporate mayor» &c, 
or borough, or by any two or more niftices or the peace in fuch 
towns and places where there (hall be no fuch mayor, bailifFsj 
aldermen or chief ma^i(fa^tes, he, (he or they fo doing, being 
thereof lawfully convicted, (hall for every fuch offence forfeit 
the fum of ten (hillings; the faid forfeiture or forfeitures to be 
given to the informer or informers, and to be adjudged, levied 
and recovered in fuch manner, as the penalty of forty (hillings ^ Ann. c. it« 
is by the faid aA of the eighth year of her faid late Majefty's 
reign to be adjudged, levied and recovered. 

III. Provided always. That before any reduAion is made in Before reduc* 
the a(rize of bread by the court of lord mayor and aldermen, a tion in the 
copy of the prices delivered in by the meal weighers for the affixe of bread 
£ud city for the time being (hall be left at the common hall of the * i^P^u^^ 
bakers company by the ipace of twelve hours before any fuch hall.*^ ^^ 
reduAion, to the intent that the faid company (hall have an op- 
portunity to be heard thereupon before the faid court. 

IV. And whereas by an a^ of parliament pajfed in the fifth year -^^ 

rf the reign of his late majejly King George the Ftrfiy intituled^ An ^ * ' • *4» 
aA for the better prevehting frauds committed by bankrupts, // 
^/oas enabled y That all perfons wbofaould become bankrupts ^ anafbould 
furrmder themfehes to the commifjioners named and authorized in or 
by any commijjions of bankrupts to be awarded againjlthemy andfhould 
in all things conform as in the faid a^ is direffedj fbould be difcharged 
from alt debts by them due or owing at the time they did become bank^ 
n^s^ in cafe the commijjioners fbould certify ^ that fuch bankrupts 
had modi a full difcovery of their eftates and effects ^ and conformed 
tdnwifehes according to the directions of the faiaalf, and four farts 
in pve of their creditors fhouldjign fuch certificate ^ and confent to 
ibeir dijchargej and in cafe fuch certificates Jhould be allowed by the 
ford ebanalloTy or others therein named^ in manner in the faid aff 
fimuimedj nmd any ef the creditors of ft^ch pankrupts were fo be 

teard^ 



Bankrupts on 

14. May 17191 
to have the 
benefit of the 
iaid a^l. £xp. 



188 Anno tertio Georgii IL c.29. [^73^. 

beardy if they Jbould think fity againft the making fuch certificate and 
cgainjl the confirmation thereof \ and whereas the faida6l expired at 
the end of the loft feffion of parliament ; and whereas before the ex- 
piration ofthejaid a5i fever al perfonSy againft whom commiffiom had 
been ijfued^ were duly declared bankrupts^ and fince the ijpiing of the 
faid comnujfiom have made full difcoveries of all their ejtates and ef- 
fe^s^ ana delivered the Jame up for the benefit of their creditors^ 
notwithfianding which fome of their creditors have fince brought ac- 
tions againji them^ and held them to bail thereupon^ and their certifi- 
cates not being allowed and confirmed^ Juch bankrupts are deprived of 
the benefit intended them by the faid a^^ although they are liable to the 
penalties thereby infli£led\ for relief therefore of the faid unfortu- 
nate bankrupts, be it enabled by the authority aforefaid. That 
all and every perfon and perfons, who was or were duly declared 
a bankrupt or bankrupts on or before the fourteenth day of 
May which was inthe vearof our Lord one thoufand feven hun-r 
dred and twenty nine, (nail be intltled to all and fingular the relief 
and difcharge from his, her or their debts, and other benefit 
and advantages, and be alfo fubjed and liable to all the penalties 
in the faid a6t of the fifth year of his faid late Majefiy's reign 
contained or mentioned ; and for that purpofe the lord chancel- 
lor of Great Britain^ and other the perfons in the faid adt autho- 
rized to put the fame in execution, are hereby authorized ^ 
impowered to proceed in all refpeds touching and concerning 
the bankrupt or bankrupts, who was or were fo declared on or 
before the faid fourteenth day of May one thoufand feven hun- 
dred and twenty nine, in the fame manner ^nd form, and as 
effedtually to all intents and purpofes, as^ if the faid recited zSt 
was in force; and all actions brought againft the faid bankrupt 
or bankrupts, or any of them, for any debts contra<5lcd before 
bis or their bankruptcy, and the bail given thereon, (hall, firom 
and after the allowance of fuch bankrupt or bankrupts certificate 
and certificates, be and are hereby difcharged. 

V. Provided neverthelcfs. That nothing herein contained (hall 
be conflrued to revive the faid a6i, fave only as to fuch bankrupt 
or bankrupts as was or were fo declared on or before the faid 
fourteenth day of May one thoufand feven hundred and twenty 
nine, and who have obtained or (hall obtain certificates of their 
conformity, a(rented to by four parts in f\ve, in number and va- 
lue, of their creditors, and allowed and confirmed, as the faid 
a<S diredts, on or before the twenty fifth day of March one thou- 
fand feven hundred and thirty two -y any thing herein contained 
to the contrary notwithfianding. 
Q VI. And whereas by a claufe in an a3 of parliament paffedin the 

J CO. I.e. I . fj^i^^yg^jj. ^^/j ijfg Majcjlfs reign J iniituUdy An a<5t for explain- 
ing an a<5l pafTed in the laft feflion of parliament, intituled, Jn ail 
to oblige papifis to regi/ler their names and real eftateSy and for enlarg- 
ing the time for fuch regiftring, and for fecuring purchafes made 
by proteftants, it was enailedy Tluit from and after the nine and 
twentieth day ^September in the year of cur Lord one thoufand fe^ 
ven hundred and feventeen no tnangrs^ lands^ tenements^ hereditaments 



The a£k not 
revived, fave 
only to fuch 
bankrupts. 



1730J Anno tertio GEoftdii II. c. 29. 139 

er any intereji therein^ or rent or profit thereout^ Jhouldpafsy alter or 
change from any papijl or per/on prof effing the popijh religion^ by any 
deed or tvillj except fuch deed within fix months after the date^ and 
fucb will within fix months after the death of the tejlator^ ft)ould be 
inrolled in one of the King's courts of record at Wcftminfter, or elfe 
within the fame county or counties^ wherein the manors^ lands and 
tenements lie^ in fuch manner as therein for that purpofe is particu- 
larly dire^ed : and whereas by a claufe in another a£t of parliament 
paffed in the tenth year of his faid late Majejiy*s reign, intituled. An ioGco.i.c.4. 
adt for explaining and amending an a6t of the lad fef&on of parr 
Lament, intituled, Jn a^ to oblige allperfons being papifts, in that 
par$ of Grczt Britain called Scotland, ana all perfons in Great Bri- 
tain refufmg or negle^ing to tale the oaths appointed for the fecurity 
of bis Majefifs per f on and government, by fever al aSis herein mention^ 
ed, to regifler their names and real efiates, and for enlarging the 
time for taking the faid oaths and making fuch regiflers, and for 
allowing further time for the inrolment of deeds or wills made 
by papiAs, which have been omitted to be inrolled, purfuant to 
an a6t of the third year of his faid late Majefty's reign, and alfo 
for giving relief to protcftant leffecs, // was ena^ed, for the relief 
tf fuch perfons who had neglected or omitted to inrol their deeds or 
wills, that every deed and will which had been then made, fince the nim 
and twentieth day of September one thoufand feven hundred and fe^ 
venteen, in order to pafs, alter or change any manors, lands, tenements 
and hereditaments or any intereft therein, or rent or profit thereout j • 

from any per f on profejfing the popijb religion^ though not then inrolled^ 
Jbould be as good and effectual in the law^ as the fame would bavi 
been, in cafe the faid deeds and wills had been inrolled within the time 



limited by the /aid claufe in the faid former a^ for inrolment thereof^ 
provided the faid deeds and wills Jhould be inrolled on or before tbi 
nine and twentieth day of September one thoufand feven hundred and 
twenty four in fuch manner as by the faid former a£f was direSled: 
and whereas feveral of his Majeflys proteflant fubje^s, fince the 
nine and twentieth day of September one thoufand feven hundred 
and fcventeen, have pur chafed lands and taken leafes upon fines paid^ 
where fome fmall rents have been referved, from papifis or perfons 
prof effing the popifl) religion, and have omitted and neglected to inroU 
their pur chafe deeds and leafes within the times limited by the faid 
chufes, in the faid a^s directed for the inrollment thereof, and are in 
danger of being defeated of their faid pur chafes and leafes : and where^ 
as feveral infants and others, claiming under the Iqft wills andtefta^ 
ments of papifis or perfons profejjing the popift) religion, may be d$^ 
feated of their faid lands fo devifed to them, through the negleSf or 
• omiffion of the executors or trufiees of fuch wills to inroll the fame in 
due time, according to the dire^ion of the faid claufes in the faid a£ls : 
to relieve therefore fuch proteftant purchafers and lefiees, and Proteibint 
fuch other perfons as have negledled or omitted to inroll their purchafers 
deeds or wills in due time as aforefaid, be it enabled by the rrom papifts 
. tuthoritv aforefaid. That every deed and will, made fince the 3[^"^^u, 
nine ana twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord one before to Sept! 
thou&Ad ftven hundred and feventeen^ in order to pafs» alter 1731, 

or 



190 Anno tertio GtoRGtl It c. ig* [tysoj 

6t change, any manors, Iand.<, tenements, hereditaments or any 
Intereft therein, or rent or profit thereout, from any papift or 

Ecrfon profefling the popifh religion, though not inrolled, fliall 
e as good and efFe(5taal in the law as the fame would have been 
In cafe the faid deeds and wills had been inrolled within the times 
limited in the faid claufcs in the faid adts for the inrollment there- 
of; provided the fame deeds and wills (hall be inrolled on or 
before the nine and twentieth day of September one thoufand 
feven hundred and thirty one, in fuch manner as by the faid 
claufe in the faid firft mentioned a£t is direded. 
Defaults, VII. Provided alwavs. That nothing herein contained (hall 

whereof ad- extend or be conflrued to extend to make good any fuch deed, 
vantage has ^in or leafe already made, and not inrolled, of the want of in- 
been taken, tx)llment whereof advantage (hall have been taken on or before 
cxcep c . ^^^ twenty fifth day of March one thoufand feven hundred and 
thirty; but every fuch deed, will and leafe, (hall remain of fuch 
force and eiFed only, as the fame would have had if this aft had 
never been made, and of none other. 

VIII. Jnd to prevent difputes which often happen^ touching thi 
proof of certificates given 'hj^ the officers of any parijb or ^Jace^ ac- 
knawkdging any perjon or perfons therein namedy* to be an inhaHtant 
nr inhabitants legally fettled in fuch ^rijhy town or place^ by virtue 
cfan a^ of parliament made in the eighth and ninth years of the reign 

1&9W.3.C.30. tf *'^ f^f^ tnaje/ly King William the Thirds and for making fuch 
' ' eertificates more effeSluaU be it enafted by the authority aforefaid^ 

Witnefs to That fr-om and after the twenty fourth day of June m the year 
certificates of of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred and thiity, the witneflcs 
fettlemcnts to ^y^^ ^xvt^ the execution of fuch certificates by the churchwarden 
th^^Vaw the ^ churchwardens, ovcrfeer or overfcers, figning and fealing the 
chSrchwar- fame, or one of the faid Witneflcs, (hall make oath before the 
dens, &c. fign juftices of the peace, who by the faid aft are directed to allow 
tbcm. the fame (which oath they arc hereby authorized to adminiftbr} 

that fuch witnefs or witncfles did fee the churchwarden or 
churchwardens, overfeer or overfeers, whofe names and feals are 
thereunto fubfcribed and fet, feverally fign and feal the faid cer- 
tificate, and that the names of fuch witnefles atteRing the faid 
certificate are of their own proper hand writing; which faid iu- 
ftioes of the peace (hall alfo certify that fuch oath was made be- 
fore them ; and every fuch certificate fo allowed, and oath of the 
execution thereof fo certified, by the faid juftices of the peace, 
thall be taken, deemed and allowed, in all courts whatfoever, as 
duly and (ully proved, and (hall be taken and received as eid- 
dcnce, without other proof thereof; and that all certificates given 
in purfuance of the faid aft, before the faid twenty fourth £y of 
fune one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, (hall be alfo taken 
and allowed in all courts as evidence, without other proof; pro* 
vided the fame are duly allowed by two juftices of tbie peace, as 
by the faid a<5t Is required. 

IX. And ivhereai by an a^ made in the eighth and ninth uars ef 
the reign of his lafe majejly King William tte Thirds intitulid^ Aa 
t€( for fupplying fom^ defers in the laws for the relief of the 

poor 



t75o.1 Anno teitio CeoR6ti tl. C. ^o* 191 

poor of this kingdom, all parijhis and place: are obliged t9 fecihi 

and entertain as inhahitantz all and every per/on andpe^ons and tbeif 

famiKes^ which cme from any other pari/bes or places with fuch cer^ 

tificatit of their fettlementj as in thefaid aSl are dire^ed and reauir^ 

euy until fiub tertifitate perfins become chargeable ^ in which cafe and 

no others^ the pari/bes and plates to which they have been Jent by coT'- 

tificate^ are authorized to rrconvey^ and thoQ from whence they came^ 

requirtd to receive the fetid certificate per Jons and their families^ as 

their proper parijbioners and inhabitants \ but no provijion is made ih 

the /aid a£l for re-imburftng the parishes and places the charges thef 

may btput t4 in reconyeying the/aid certificate perfons te their forwur 

parijbes and fettlementSy or for the maintenance of them when fuk or 

iifibled^ tilithe^ may he in d condition to be fo remo^ed^ wherefy di^ 

vers petrifies and places are often put to great and unavoidaili expenm 

in removing and maintaimng fmch certificate per fens and their famities ^ 

now to remedy and prevent the fame for the future, be it enaA- 

cd by the authority aforefiid. That when any overfeer or over- overften to 

feers of the poor of any parifli or place, or other perfon, fliall be reimbujfed 

remove back any perfon or perfons or their families, reiiding in on mxmrey. 

fuch parifh 6r place, of ftnt thither by tertiiicate, and becoming ins certificate 

chargeable as afbrefaid, to the pari(h or place to which fuch P^^^^« 

perfon or perfons (hail bekxig, fuch overfeers or other peiibns 

ihall be reimburfed fuch reafonable charges as they may have 

been put unh>^ ih mnintiihing and removing fuch perfon or per- 

ibns, by the churchwardens or overfeers of the poor of the paridt 

or place, to which fuch perfon or perfons is or are removed, die 

fiud charges being firftafccttained sind allowed of by one or more of 

his Majdly*s juftices of the peace for the county or place to which 

fuch removal (hall be made; which faid charges, fo afcertained 

ind allowed, (hall, in cafe of refufal of payment, be levied by di- 

ftrefs and fale of the goods and chattels of the churchwardens 

and overfeers of the poor of the pari(h or place to which fuch 

certificate perfon or peribns is or are removed by warrant ot 

warrants under the hand and (eal or hands and (eals of fuch ju- 

ftice or juftices, returning the overplus, if any there, be; which 

warrant or ^tratrants he or they are hereby required to grant. 

CAP. XXX. 

An aS to put an end to certain difputes touching orders and 
decrees made in the court of chancery. 

WHER£AS Stivers queftions and difputes have arifin temb^ 
im^ the authority of the mafler of the rotts in the high court of 
Aanceryym putting an end to ail difputes concerning the iiunc^ 
be it em£bed by the Kins's moft exceilent msyefty, by and with 
At advice and conient ot the lords Ipiritual ana temporal and 
eammons in this prefent parliament aflembhd, and b^ the au- 
Ihiirity of the fam«, That all orders and decrees made by the Orders and 
tuduil mafier of the rolls or any of his predece0brs, or hereafter decrees made 



m te mRle by the faid mafter of the rolls, or any of his fuccef- H}^^!!^^ 
Iblit «Bcq^ acdm tiid ckcrm of fuch naturi or kind as, ac-^\^^>^^ 

cord- 



ig% Anno tertio Georgii IT; c« 3i,32« O7304 

cording to the courfe of the faid court, ought only to be made by 
the lord chancellor, lord keeper or lords commiflloners of the 
great fcal for the time being, (hall be deemed and taken to be 
valid orders and decrees of the faid court of chancery; fubjed 
Exception, ncverthelefs to be difcharged, reverfed or altered by the lord 
chancellor, lord keeper or lords commiflloners of the great feal 
for the time being, and fo as no fuch orders or decrees be inroU- 
ed till the fame are figned by the lord chancellor, lord keeper or 
lords commiflloners of the great fcal. 

CAP. XXXI. 
An aft for the admifllon and regulation of brokers within the city of BriAol, 

No perfon to aft as a broker in Briftol till licenfed by the mayoTi &c. To 
enter into obligation with furcties. Brokers names to be affixed on the 
Tholfcl, Sec. Afting as a broker before admittance fbrfeits lool. Brokers 
to enter ali cont rafts in a book ; and to wear a medal of iilver. Not to deal 
for theinfeves in exchange. See. 

CAP. XXXII. 

jin all for enabUng the judges of the court of fejfion in Scot- 
land, to make an adjourmnent of the faid courts andjor 
limiting the time fir the execution of fentences importing 
corporal punijhments in that part of the kingdom. 

WHE RE A S the continued fittings of the court of feffion in 
Scotland from the firjl day of November to the lajtday of 
February yiorhy without any rectfsy has been found inconvenient and 
burthenfomey be it therefore enaded by the King's moft excellent 
majefty, by and with the advice and confent of the lords fpi- 
ritual and temporal and commons in this prefent parliament af- 
Th • d • f '^"^^'^^> ^^^ ^y ^^^ authority of the fame, That it (hall and may 
Se courf oV ^ lawful for the judges of the faid court of feffion in Scotland^ 
feiTion may and they are hereby impowered to make an adjournment of thek 
make an ad- fcfllons on fuch day, betwixt the fifteenth day of December and 
joummcnt be- ^jj^ fifteenth day of January yearly, and for fuch time as they 
andTan.^i'/ fhall judge moft convenient, not exceeding the fpacc of ten daysj 
any law, (htute or ufage to the contrary notwithftandins. 

II. Jnd ivhcreai by an act pajfed in the eleventh year of the reign 
of his late majejiy King George the Firjl^ intituled^ An act for the 
more eSe<5tual difarming the highlands in that part of Gre^ 
Britain called Scotland^ and for the better fecuring the peace and 
quiet of that part of the kingdom, it is enaHedy That from and 
after the firji day of ]une one thoufandfeven hundred and twenty fivf^ 
no fentence or judgment of any civil magijirate or court of Judicature^ 
imporiing a capital or corporal punijhment^ if pronounced in Edinburgh 
or any other part of Scotland, to the fouthward of the Firth or ri^ 
ver of Forth, Jhould [for the reafons tn the faidcJaufe mentioned) be 
put in execution within lefs than thirty days after the date of fuch feu* 
tcnce-y and if pronounced in any place to the northward of the faid 
Firth or river of Forth, Jhould be put in execution in lefs than forty 
days after the date of fuch fentence: and whereas tht maintenance and 
fecuring in gads all criminals convi^ed and adjured to faffer atty air* 

poral 



1730.] Anno tertio Geokoii IL c. 33^34' 19J 

peral pumflment^ for fo many days after Judgment given j hath been 
found burthenfome to burghs^ and other hi$ Majejly^s futje^Sj and a 
difcouragement to the apprehending and punijbing offenders^ be h 
therefore enacted by the authority aforrfaid. That from and af- — . .. .^ 
tcr the twenty fourth day of June one thoufand feven hundred for"2xcc?tion 
and thirty, it (hall and may be lawful to and for all the faidof fentenas 
magiftrates and courts of judicature to put in execution any importing cor* 
judgment or fentcnce, importing any corporal puniftuncnt lels P*>"^ f^r^^^' 
than death or difmembring, if given or pronounced in any part JJ^h ^ 
of Scotland to the fouthward of the Firth or river of Forth^ after 
the elapfing of eight days, and if given or pronounced in any 
other place, to the northward of the faid Firth or river of Forth^ 
after the elapfing of twelve days, from and after the date of fuch 
judgment or fentcnce refpedively. 

111. Provided always, That it (hall and may be lawful to and 9^«rt of jul^i. 
for the judges of the court of jufficiary or any of them, who ^'^L^^^^f^ 
are hereby feverally authorized and Required upon application [udgm«kt ^ 
made, and a reafonable caufc (hewn to htm or them, by any per- from an infe* 
fon or perfons, who (hall find themfelves aggrieved by any fuch ™*' «*>***^ V» 
fentcnce or judgment, given or pronounced by any court of re- ^y** 
gality, or other inferior civil magiftrate or court df judicature, to 
ftay all execution of fuch judgment or fentence, for the fpace of 
thirty days, to the end that fuch application may be made for 
redrefs, as is agreeable to the laws of that part 01 Gnat Britain 
called Scotland, 

CAP- xxxni. 

An Z&. for providing a maintenance for the minifter of the new parild 
church of Saint Nicholas Deptford in the counties of Kent and Surrey, 
and Ibr making the iame a-diftind parifh. 

Appointment of 3,500!. for the maintenance of the reftorof the new church 
at Deptford. Veflrymen to fet the rates for burials. Churchwardens to make 
Mbfts, &c. Churchwardens to pav to the redlor 70I. per ann. quarterly. 
Diftri^ fet oat to be a dittin^t pariih. Perfons aggrieved by anv rates may 
appeal to the quarter-feilions. Tithes arifine in the new paridi, the ufusd 
property of the vicar, continued to him. Rector to have a paifage through 
the church-yard to his houfe. When the vicarage becomes vacant, the King 
to appoint the firft re^or. Reftorv not to be held in Cammeitdam, Church- 
wardens to provide three pails, 'the veflries of the old and new pariihes 
may raife jointly 500I. for the ufes of the church, &c. All old charities to 
be equally divided. Kates for the poor to be raifed by two moieties. 
Wofithoule to t>e for the joint ufe of both pariihes. The two pari(he« 
jointly fubjed to repair the roads. The now pari(h clerk fhall a^t by » 
deputy in the new pariih. Glebe land lying in the new pari(h vetted in the 
churcnwardcBs. 

CAP. XXXIV. 

Aa a6k for repairing ieveral roads leading into the town of Bridgewater 

of Somerfet. 

Tlie toll commenced i June 173 o> and is to bare continuance fox tt years* 



Vol. XVI, O CAP. 



104 Anno tertlo GeoRGII II. c. 35,36. U73^' 



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CAP. XXXV. 
An aA for makmg the aAs of the firft and feventh yean of hit late Mu* 
jeftv^s reign (for making the river Kennet luvieable from Reading 
to Newbury in the county of Berks) more etfeiftuaH 

Prc^rietors n>ay diftrain Tefiela for tolls^and after appraifemeat fell them* 
' Proprietors may fue for toIU« &c. Bargeraaftert to give a bill of loadiiw» 
on penalty of ^ 1. Damages of lo I. final on proprietors, exceeding ao 1. 
• «ppea1 to the ^ud^e of afiize. Parties appeaHng to pay down the money 
decreed. Conuniffioners may compel witnefTes to attmd, and may afleft 
damages and coib. Land owners may fbut down locks, &c. to prevent 
damage. Proprietors may take away (boals, &c. AH- proceedings to be 
kept among the records ot the feilions for Berks. Aftion againft prophe- 
fOrs not to abate on any of their deaths* &c. Propfcietors to ere^ bridges 
on thfetomigpatki. HoCtHmwu Hie country lock near Reading to 
be opened on proper notice. 

CAP. XXXVI. 
Jn ^S for tonfinmnr u fatent granted by ber late M^ejty 
^een Aftnt to WilKam Trench ^«/r^, deceafed^ for 
eretlittg a lightboufe upon the \fland or rod called Sker* 
riesy and for the belter nudntenance «/ tbejaii Ugbibtmfe^ 
and for making tie duties granted for mainSaimng the 
fame perpetual. 

^HEREAS her Tate Majefly ^en Anne was fkafed te 

grant her letters fatent to William Trench efqmre, in 

the words and form following i that is tofay^ 

Reciting ** Anoe, Oy the grace of God^ of Great Britain^ Fnoce and 

Queen Anne's ** Ireland, ^ecn^ defender of the faith, &c. to all te whom tbtfe 

patent tor e- cc prefents Jball come^ greeting: whereas we have received abundant 

J5^15* <* information^ and are our felf well fatisfied^ that the ktilding^ 

t^ Skcrriea. ** fupporting and maintaining a lighthoufe or beacon^ with a Ught 

"^ or lights therein continually burning in the night time^ in or npon 

** the ifland or rock called Skerries, lying in the fea near Holj^ead 

<* in mr county ^ Anglefca, is abfolutely neceffary^ and wiu be ef 

^* great publick ufe and benefit to the navigation in tbefe parts in 

** general^ and to our own Jhips in particular^ and may^fir the 

•' time to comoy prevent fiuh wrecks as have frequently hapUnei 

•' there^ to the great impairing of our cujloms^ and to the preptdke 

** of traders^ mariners and others of our good fubje^s : andwhere^ 

as our behved fubje^ Willizm Trench efquire^ MngpMjffii 

oftbefaid rock or ifland called Skerries, for a long term ej years 

yet to come and unexpired^ is willing^ at his own expence and 

^^ charge J to ^ereSt and buildy and to fu^rt and maintmn a light* 

*' houje or beacon thereon as aforefaid: now know ye that we^ as 

*' well for and in eonftderation of the great eKpences and charges tbi 

** faid William Trench, his executors or affignSy muft neceffarUy 

" he at^ in evening and maintaining the faid lighthoufe or beacon^ 

** and in keeping thefaroi in repair ^ with the lights burning thereWf 

•* as in confederation of the great ufe and publick benefit thereof^ and 

^^ aUi for and in conftderation o/the yearly rent in and by tbefi mr 

" letters 






tj^.] AiinotertioGEoRGii It. C.35. 195 

•* Utters paUnt refcrvedy and of the covenants and claufes herein 
•• expreffed^ on the part and behalf of the faidWiWizm Trench,. 
** his ei^tcutorsy adminiflrators andofigns^ to be done andperform^ 
" /^, of our efpecial grace y and by the advice of our right trujiy 
'• and well beloved couftn and counfellor Robert earl of OxfovAj 
•• m:d earl Mortimer, our high treqfurer of Great Britain, and 
•• of our beloved couf^ellor Sir William Wyndham baronet^ chan-- 
•* ceBor and under treafurer of our exchequer y have given and grant-- 
•* idy and by thife prcfents for uSy our heirs ar^d fuccefforSy do give 
*• and grant unto thefaid William Trench all that the free liber'- 
** 0^, licencey power and authority of ere^ingy fupporting and 
•* maintaining a , lightboufe or lighthoufcSy beacon or beaconsy with 
•* lights to be continually burning therein in the night feafony upon 
•* Uie faid ifkmd or rock ^Skerries near Holyhead in the county 
•« ^Anglefea, in our dominion of VT^t%\ and alfo full power and 
«* authority to demandy colle5ly receive and tale of and for every 
*« fiipy hoyy barky crayery catch or other veffel (except our /hips of 
" war) which Jhall pafs tOy from or by the /aid ijland or rock of 
•« Skerries, or in fight thereof or having any benefit by the faii 
•« ligbthoufe or lighthoufesy the duty of one ptnny upon every tun^ 
•' according to the burden of the fhip or veffeh and alfo from all 
•• fla^Sy hoySy barkSy crayerSy catches, and other veffels or bottoms 
" wnatfoever (except our fiips of war) which fhoula tafs tOy from^ 
^^byor near thefaid ifland or rock ^Skenies, orjbail or may have 
•* anf benefit by the faid lighthouje or lightboufeSy although fucb 
•• fbtp or veffel do not ufually pafi in or to any of our portSy havens 
** or creeks y but in cafes ofnecefftty byfkrmy tempeji or leciages^ or 
•• for relief of their wantSy and although fuch Jhip or other veffel 
•* fbaU not unload or take in any lading or balla/ty the like fum or 
** duty of one penny for every tuny according to the burden of fucb 
•♦ Jbip or other veftel-y and alfo the further power and authority to 
•• c^y demandy coitiSfy levy and receive, the faid duty of one penn^ 
*• per tuny in all and every or any of our cu/lomhoufes, cafiles^ 
** f^tSy harbourSy roaJsy creeks, torts and baysy when the faid 
•• JbipSy or other bottoms or vejels wkatfocvery Jhall harbour y puJt 
** iuy or cafi anchor y whether the fame be there laden or not, ta 
•• haOOy holdy receivcy and enjoy all and fmgular the faid duties^ 
*• Kbertyy licencey powersy and authoritiesy and other the premijfis 
•* hereiny and hereby granted or mentioned to be grantedy with 
•• their and every their appurtenanceSy unto the faid William 
*• Trench, his executors, adminiflrators, and amgnsy from the 
«• day of the date ofthefe our letters patetity fory during, and unto 
** iaeJuU end and term offixty years y from thence next enfuing ami 
** A^ ^^ ^ tompUat and ended, rendring and paying therefore 
^ yeirly to usy our heirSy and fuccefforu the yearly rent or fum of 
'^ Jpve ponndsy of bwful Bnti(h moneyy at the receipt of our excbo" 
^ ^ fuer at Weftminfter, or to the hands of our receiver general of 
^ North WtAts for the time beingy by eaual half yearly payments y 
^ at the feafi of Saint Michael the archangel, and the annuncia'- 
** tipn of the blejfed Virgin Mary, in every year y during the whole 
. •• term ber^ granted -y provided always y that tfitjhdl happen at 
... O 2 *' oiiy 



,gj5 Anno tcrtio Georgii II. c. 36. £1730. 

«.* any time hereafter^ that thi faid yearly rent offivepounai hereby 
** rejerved Jball be behind or unpaid in part^ or in the wkoU^ by 
'* tie /pace of forty dayi next after either of the faid ftajl days^ 
** whereon the fame ought to be paid as aforefaidy that then and in 
«« fuch cafe the faid William IVench, his executors j adminijlra- 
«' torsy or ajjignsy Jhall forfeit and pay to us^ our heirs^ ana fuc- 
'«« ceJforSy the fum of ten pounds ^ nomine pocnae, over and above 
*^ the faid renty or fuch part thereof as Jhall then be due and in 
•* arrears for every fuch default ^ provided alfo^ that if the faid 
*' William Trench, his executors^ adminijlratorsy or ^ffigniy 
«* Jhall not inrolly or caufe to be inrolkd theje our letters patent j be* 
** fore our auditor of Wales, in order to the due charging of the 
** rent hereby refervedy within fix months after the date hereof 
** then thefe our letters patent to be voidy and of no effe^: and in 
<« regard that no other order or courfe can well be taken for levying 
** the duties herebv granted towards the ejiablijhment and continu- 
«' ance of this good worky than in the porty roads y creeks y harbour Sy 
«* afid havenSy into which the merchant Sy mariners y or other per* 
.** fonSy by and from whom the fame Jhall be payable y do and Jhall 
** trade or arrivey we do by thefe prefents ordain and appointy and 
«* affojlri^ly charge and command all and every the cufiomerSy col- 
** le^orSy comptrollerSy furveyorSy fearcberSy waiterSy and their 
** a?id every of their deputies and clerks refpe5livelyy in all and 
•* every our ports and creeks within our dominionSy and all eaptainSy 
** majorSy lieutenants, and other our officers belonging to any oug 
*' forts and cnflleSy and alfo all wardens y portreeves y and keepers of 
** any our ports y roadsy harbour Sy and havenSy and all wharfingerSy 
*' pcrtersy and labourers belonging to the water fidey and \ill other 
*' officers of the cuff omsy to usy our heir Sy and fucceffors now being y 
•* or which hereafter Jhall or may be in ally and every y or any of 
** our portSy harboursy roadSy creeksy havenSy and places wthin 
*' our dominionSy to whom it JImU or may appertainy that neither 
•' tkeyy nor any ofthemy during the faid term of Jixty years y hereby 
** grantedy do or Jhall take or receive any entry or cockety or give or 
«' make any permit or tranfirey or certify any cockety return visual- 
** ling billy or difcharge or permit any goods or fiores to be laid ou 
" landy ar difcharged or fkipped out from or on any Jhipyhoyy barky 
•* crayery catchy or other veffely or fujfcr any Jhipy hoyy barky or 
** other veffely either Jiranger jr Britifh, liable or fubjeil to the 
•* payment of the faid duties y topafs by or from themy or any of 
•* themy without a ticket or note under the hand writing of the faid 
«* William Trench, his executorsy adminiflratorSy or ajpgnsy or 
«* his or their deputy or deputieSy teflifying the payment o/the fcdd 
•* duties hereby grantedy as they tender our high difpleafuroy and 
** wider fuch pains and penalties as by the laws andfiatutes of this 
** cur , realm maybe infilled on the offender Sy for fuch their eoih' 
** tempt or negle6l of this our royal ivill and commandment \ andt§ 
•* the end and intent that the faid William Trench, his execuxorsy 
** adminiflratorSy and affigns may more effe^ually have and enjoy the 
** ///// benefit and advantage of this our prefent granty we do alfo 
** by thefe prefent Sy for uSy our heirs andfuccej/irs, rejuiroy ebargOy 

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1730.] Anno tcrtio Georgii II. C. 36. 197 

** and authorize our high trea/urer vf Gresit Britzm^ and commif' 
*' fioncn of our treafury ^ Great Britain for the time beingy the 
** lord warden of our cinque ports^ and his deputies for the time be- 
** i^gy the mafler^ luardenSy and ajjiflants of the corporation of the 
** Trinity Houfe of Deptford Strond, in our county of Kent, 
** and all other the like corporations within our realms or dominions^ 
<* and alfo all mayors^ Jheriffs^ juflices of the peace^ bailiffsy and 
** other officers and minifiers whatjoever^ ofttSy our heirsy andfuc^ 
** cejforsy nowy and for the time befngy to whom it Jhall or may ap-- 
«* pertainy that theyy and every of themy in their feveral offices^ 
** places y and Jlations rejpe£iivelyy bey from time to time, during 
«* the term aforefaidy favouringy aidingy and affifting unto thefaid 
^* William Trench, his executors y adminiflratorsy and affigns^ 
** and his and their deputy and deputies y and every of themy in and 
^* concerning the premijfesy upon requeji in that behalf y by him; 
** themy or any of themy to be made in fuch manner as according to 
<* right andjufiice ought to be done ; anithefcdd William Trench, 
<* for himfelfy his executorSy adminiJlratorSy and affignSy doth here- 
<* by covenant y promifey and agrecy to and with usy our heirSy and 
^^ fuccefforSy /A^/ A^ /*^y&;rf William Trench, his executorSy ad- 
*' miniJlratorSy and ajjignsy Jhall and willy at the end offeven years 
*' next after the date of theje prefentsy and fo afterwardsy at the 
*' end of every feven yearSy during the term aforefaidy deliver upon 
** oath to our auditor of Wiles for the time beingy there to remain 
** for the future benefit of uSy our heirSy and fucceffiorSy and for the 
*' more certain knowledge of the value of the premiffes hereby grant- 
** edy a true account of all ftuh profits as fhall have rifen and ac^ 
** crued by and out ofthefaid duties hereby grant edy within thefaid 
** fpace of feven years next preceding fuch account to be made as a- 
^* forefaid: and it is hereby further providedy That in cafe thefaid 
** William Trench, his executorSy adminifiratorSy or affigns fliall 
** noty within the fpace of five years next enfusng after the date of 
** thefe our letters patent y ere^andbuildy or eauje to be erected 
^* arid built y the faid lighthoufe or lighthoufeSy or fl)all at any time 
** afterwards y during thefaid termy fuffer^ the fame to run to ruin 
•* and decay y or ft>aU not keep and maintain a fight or lights conti^ 
** nuaUy burning therein in the night feafony for the benefit of flyip- 
** pingy according to the true intent and meaning of thefe prefentSy 
«* that thetty and in fuch cafe this our prefent grant fball be void 
•* and of no effe£l\ any thing in thefe ptefents to the contrary there- 
«' of notwithJtaniUng : and lafthfy we willy and by thefe our letters 
«* patent do, for uSy our heirs y andfuccefforSy grant unto the faid 
** William Trench, his executorSy adminiJlratorSy and ajfignsj 
«* that thefe our letters patenty or the inrollment thereof y fhall be 
«« goody firmy validy and effeStual in the laWy to all intents and 
•* purpofeSy according to the true intent and meaning of the fame j 
•• ana Jhall be deemedy confiruedy andadjudgedy in alt our courts 
•* atid elfewhercy in the mojl favourable' and beneficial fenfe and 
'^f' maningy for the beji advantage of tjhe faid WWYxzmTvtnchj 
^ybis executors, adminifiratorsy and effignSy and every of them, 
fe mtvnthfianding the not extrefiing the full yearly value of tbt 

O 3 . " pro^ 



19B Anno tenio Georgii II. c. 36. if 7 30 i 

^ primiffis^ and notwithjianding anf mifrecitaU or nonreciial^ ar 
'* any mijnomir^ or other omiffion^ iefe£t^ or imperfection whatfoever. 
** In witnefi whereof we boye caujei thefe cur letters to he madepa^ 
*^ tent. IVitnefi ourfelfat Wcftminfter, the thirteenth day ^July^ 
^^ in the thirteenth year of our reign.** . 

By warrant from th$ lord high ireafurer. 

OAKER, 

And whereas the faid William Tr^cb did, purfuant to the 
power (o given him, aduallv trtSt 9nd build a lighthoufe on 
the faid rock or iflsmd, called the Skerries^ and hid out and 
expended in the fame upwards of three thoufand pounds, .and 
alfo loft a (hip and cargo of materials of a oonfiderable value 
(which were obliged to be fetched from diftant parts) with hU 
only fon, in going to the faid ifland to carry on the faid workf 
ancl whereas the faid lighthoufe has been, and is of cpnftant 
life and benefit, not only to his Majefty's (hips of war anid 
pacqu^t boats, but likewif<s to other fhips and veflcls paflinff 
and eroding between Great Britaift Tua Irehad^ and to and 
from Ireland to Great Britain^ and to fhips failing through 
Saint George's Channel^ to and from the ports fouth of Holyhead^ 
to the l(2nfs end of England^ and of frequent ufe and benefit tq 
the pons north of Leverpool: and whereas the faid fFilUam 
Trench 'departed this life on or about the twenty-firft day of 
Jfine^ in the year of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred 
and twenty-five, and bv his laft will and teftament did charge 
the faid lighthoufe, ana the duties thereof, with all his debts, 
and left a legacy of five hundred pounds to Ruth Tremh^ his 
then wifb, who became the only adling executrix of the laid 
vrill, and made Sutton Morgan derk, m^fter of arcs, mid Jnnti 
bis wife (daughter and only* furviving child of the faid f^tttatn 
French) refiduary legatees: and whereas the f^id Ruib "Jrencb^ 
fince the death of the faid fViliiam Trench^ hath, by deed dated 
the thirtieth day of Dicember^ one thoufand feven nundred an4 
twenty-nine, conveyed all her right, title, and intereft of, in^ 
^XiA to the faid legacy of five hundred pounds, and of, in, 
and to the (aid letters patent, and the lighthoufe ere6ted oi> 
tlie rock or ifland of Sierries^ to the faid Sutton Morgan^ hia 
heirs, and afTigns, for the remainder of the term of &cty 

J rears, mentioned in the faid patent, on condition that he thie 
aid Sutton Msrgan (hall pay and difcharge, as well the credi- 
tors of the faid fyilUam Trench^ as alfo the qreditors of the fiuA 
Ruth Trench^ whofe names are mentioned and fet forth in ^ 
fcbedule annexed to the deed of afiignment made between the 
faid Suitott Morgan and the faid Ruth Trench: and whereas it (^ 
happened, that during the life-time of the faid William Trendy 
as well as fince the faid Sutton Morgan has been in pofleflion 
of the faid lighthoufe, that the cxpence of maintaining thvQ 
fame has amounfed (o mucl^ more than the duties annualhr 



I730.] Asno tertio GsoROii IL C.^S. %^ 

.coIIe<5tcd, ivhicb is as ivell owing to the want of a fuffictent 
power to oblige m^ers and owners of (hips, in certain cafes 
to pay, who have« aod &\\\ do refufe to pay the fame, as to fe- 
vera! defeats and omlflions lo the faid letters patent, and par- 
ticularly in not obliging fQrejgners to pay double duties, as are 
paid to other lighthoufes: and whereas the faid JVillinmTrench^ 
during his life-time, fupported «od maintained the Taid light* 
houfe almoft to the utter ruin of himfelf and family; and the. 
faid Sutton Morgan hath, fince he had poifeffion thereof, msiin- ' 

tained and fupported the fame as far as in him lay, and has 
ix)rrowed and expended confiderable fiims of money, over and 
;ibove the money arifing by the duties granted by the faid let- 
ters patent, but is no longer able to fupport the fame, and the 
faid lighthouie (though of very ^eat we and benefit to the 
publicK) muft inevitably fall to ruin and4ecay, unlefs the faid 
duties arc extended, and fome further powers and encourage- 
ments given for the more eflTedual levying and collcdHng Uie 
fame^ and the faid rent to the crown, and the arrears therieof 
be remitted, and whereas the equitable right in and to the faid 
letters patent, and to the faid lighthoufe, being vefted, as a* 
fbrefaid, in the faid Sutton Morgan^ his hdrs ano affigns; an4 
whereas it is judged abfolutely nece&ry, that the iaid light- 
houfe (hould be preferved and kept up from and after the faid 
term of fixty years, and in confideration of the great expence 
the faid ffilliam Trench was at in ereding and building the 
fame, it is thought juft and reafonable, that the faid Sutton 
Morgan^ his heirs, and afligns, (hould for ever have the keep- 
ing up and fupporting of the faid lighthoufe, which cannot o- 
therwilc be efieifted but by the aid and affiftance of parliament: 
i^herefore, and to the intent that the faid letters patent may 
be confirmed, and made more efieAual, and that the faid 
Sutton Morgan^ his heirs, and afli^s, may be the better en- 
;ibled to maintain and keep the faid Iightho\\fe in fufficient re- 
pair, and the lights therein continually burning in the night** 
feafon, and alfo to pay the debts of the faid ffluum Trench de- 
ceafed, and the debts of the faid Ruth Trench^ as aforefatd; to 
the end a work of this publick nature, fo greatly beneficial to 
trade and navigation, may have all due and proper encourage- 
ment, may it therefore pleafe your moft excellent Majefty, at 
the humbly: requeft of the faid Sutton Morgan^ Anne his wife, 
Ruth Trench^ and the creditors of the (aid WilUam Trench^ that 
It may be ena6led| and be it enaAed by the King's moft excel- 
lent majefty, by and with the advice and conient of the lords 
fpiritual an ) temporal, and commons, in this prefent parlia- 
ment aflemt^led, and by the authority of the fame. That all 
and every the powers, liberties, privileges, authorities, and 'n,^ ]jg|,f. 
duties granted in and by the faid letters patent, and the faid houfe.&c.veft- 
lighthoufe, and all other rights, members, and appurtenances ed in Suiton 
tmrewith occupied and enjoyed, (hall be and are hereby de- J??!^"* 
clared to be firm, valid, and effcdhial to all intents and pur- . 
tefes whRtfocver, and the fame are and ftiall be valid, and 

O 4 have 



aoo Anno terdo Georgii II, c. ^6. [1730. 

have continuance, from and after the expiration of the faid 

term of fixty years ^thereby granted to the faid IFilliam Trench^ 

his executors, adminiftrators, and affigns) for ever, fubje<5t 

neverthelefs to the provifo as to the maintaining of the faid 

lighthoufe, in the letters patent contained, and to the truAs 

herein after mentioned, and (hall be fully and abfolutcly vefted 

in the faid Sutton Morgan^ his heirs, and afligns. 

Ratcifor II. And be it further enaAed by the authority aforefaid, 

fliipij That from and after the twenty-fourth day of Juncy one thou- 

(and feven hundred and thirty, the faid Sutton Morgariy his 

heirs, and afligns, are hereby authorized and impowered to 

demand, collect, receive, and take of and from the mailers 

and owners of every (hip, hoy, bark, craycr, catch, veflel, 

or bottom, pafling, crQffiqg, or failing, in, or through Saint 

Giorgis chanel, by Holyhead or JVicklow^ to, or from any fo- 

ireign port or place, or which (hall pafs or crofs the faid chanel, 

to or from any port, creek, or place, in Great Britain fouth- 

yrard of Holyhead, from or to IFlckkw^ or any port, creek, or 

place, northward thereof, in the kingdom 01 Ireland^ or that 

ihall pafs, crofsy or fail, from any port, creek, or place, 

northward of Holyheadj either from any foreign, or other port 

or place, and fail between Holyhead and the Calfofman^ or any 

way in Sain( George's chanel, to the fouthward of Dublin^ and 

likewife from all coafters paflfmg to or from any poft, creek, 

or place, in Great Britain north of. Holyhead, from or to any 

other port, creek, or place fouth thereof, the fum of one pen- 

i d. per tun. ny per J;un coming into, and the like fum of one penny per 

tun going out or the faid ports, places, creeks, or harbours. 

Double for in Great Britain or Ireland^ as aforefaid, and double fuch du- 

forcigncn. tjcs for any foreign (hip, ve(rel, or bottom, pa(nng, crofling, 

or failing in the like manner, according to their refpedive 

burdens. 

Coal (hips only . III. Provided always, and be it ena<Jted by the authority 

to pay tor one ^fQrefaid, That (hips and veflTels loaden with coals in 

year ifrom ^ ^'^ ^^^^^ Britain north of Leverpool for Ireland^ or the greate(l 

Great Britain V^^ ^^ ^^^^^ loading being coals, and paffing or cro(fing in 

to Ireland. planner aforefaid, from Great Britain to Ireland, (hall only pay 

for one voyage in every year, from Great Britain to Ireland^ 

and for one voyage from Ireland to Great Britain^ notwith- 

iftanding they make feveral fuch voyages in the faid year, to 

and from Irel^xnd, in carrying on the coal trade, and tne fame 

to be paid the firft voyage yearly, after the twenty-fourth day 

oijune, one thoufand (even hundred and thirty, before clear-: 

ing out of the cuftom-houfes, either in Great Britain or /r/- 

land', all which faid feveral duties (hall be levied and colleA- 

ed by the fame means and methods, as are prefcribed by the 

£aid letters patent, or (hall herein after be prefcribed. 

50). per ano. IV. Ana be it further enaded by the authority aforefaid, 

to be paid by That for and in confideration of the frequent and conftan( 

icn^l. ^'" i^'^"^^^ the pacquet boats faUing htXYftm Holyhead ^tidD^bli^ 

' rcceiyp 



'73^0 Anno tertio Georgii II. c. 36. 201 

receive by the faid lighthoufe, that from and after the twenty 
fourth day oijune^ one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, 
his Majefty's podmafter general, or the commiflioners ap- 
pointed to execute that office for the titne being, (hall, and 
are hereby authorized, impowered, and required to pay to the 
faid Sutton Morgan^ his heirs, and affigns, the annual fum of 
fifty pounds, without any office-fees, deduction, or poundage 
whatfoever, payable quarterly. 

V. And to the end that the feveral duties impofed by this 
prefent ad, and the faid letters patent, may be more effed- 

ually levied and collected, be it further enatfted, That in cafeon nonpay- 
any owner, or mafter, or any perfon having the rule or com- ment goods 
znand of any (hip or (hips, ve(rel or veflfels, charged or char- °**y he fciwd, 

i^eable with any the duties granted by this prefent ad, or the 
aid letters patent, (hall refufe to pay the fame, that then, and 
in fuch cafe, it (hall and may be lawful to and for the faid 
Sutton Morgan^ his heirs, and adigns, or his or their deputy 
or deputies, or any or either of them, from time to time, to 
feize, take, and detain any of the goods or merchandizes, 
guns, tackle, furniture, and apparel, of or belonging to any 
of the mailers or owners of fuch (hip, hoy, bark, crayer, 
catch, or ve(iel, and the fame to detain and keep, until he or. . 
t)iey be fatisfied and paid the faid duties, and every of them ; 
and in cafe of any negledt or delay in payment of the faid du« 
ties, for the fpace of three days after any fuch feizing, taking, and after 3 
or detaining, as aforefaid, that then it (hall and may be law- ^^V^f^^^ 
ful to and for the faid Sutton Morgan^ his heirs, and affigns,*" 
or to his or their deputy or deputies, receiver or receivers of 
the faid duties, or any of them, to caufc the fame to be ap- 
praifed by two or more fufficient perfons, or fworn appraifers, 
and afterwards to fell the goods fo taken and appraifed, and 
therewith to fatisfy him or themfelves for or concerning the 
faid duties fo neeledled and delayed to be paid, together 
with the charge of fuch feizing, taking, detaining, and fel- 
ling, rendring to thema(ler or owners of fuch (hip, hoy, 
bark, craycr, catch, or ve(Iel, the overplus, if any there be. 

VI. Provided i^everthelefs. That nothing in this adl contain* ^liip* of *<^ 
ed Ihall extend, or be conftrucd to extend, to charge any of the jjj>t chargca- 
(hips or veflels of war belonging to his prefent Majefty, his 

heirs, or fucceflbrs, with any the duties granted by this a6b, or 
the faid letters patent ; any thing herein contained to the con- 
trary thereof in any wife not withftanding. 

VII. And be it hirther enabled, That the faid Sutton Morgan^ Quit rent dif. 
his heirs, or affigns, (hall be for ever freed and difcharged from charged with 
the paythent of the quit rent of five pounds per annum^ faved **^ *rrcar«. 
and referved put of the duties arifing by the faid letters patent, 

to the crown, and from all forfeitures for nonpayment of rent, 
and of and from all account or accounts to be given of the pro- 
jfits of the faid duties, and alfo from any arrcar or arrears of 
fuch quit rent pow di^e and ovyiqg ; any thing in the faid letters 

patent, 



2oa Anno tcttio GEOitoii II. C.35. [1730, 

patent, or any law, ufage, or cuftom to the contrary thereof in 
any wife notwithftanding. 

VlIL And be it further enacS^ed, That in cafe any fuit or 
fuits (hall be commenced againft any perfon or perfons, for any 
a<a or thing done in purfuance of this a6^, the aAion (hall be 
laid in the refpe6live county, whether in Great Britain or Ireland^ 
where fuch aft was done, and not elfe where 5 and the defendant 
or defendants in fuch aftion or aftions fo to bs brought, may 
General UTue. picad the general i(Tlie, and produce and give this aft, and the 
fpecial matter in evidence at any trial to be had thereupon, and 
that the fame was done in punuance and by the authority of 
this aft ; and if it (hall appear fo to be done, or that fiich aftion 
or aftions (hall be brought in any other county in either of the 
faid kingdoms of Great Britain or Irelandy than where the fatd 
aft was done, that then the jury (hall find for the defendant or 
defendants ; and upon fuch verdift, or if the piaintiiF or plain- 
tifFs (hall be nonfuited, or difcontinue his or their aftion or 
aftions, after the defendants (hall have appeared, or if, upon 
demurrer, judgment (hall be given againft the plaintiflTor plain- 
tiffs, the defendant or defendants (hall and may recover full 
cofts, and have the like remedy for the fame, as any defendant 
or defendants hath or have in other cafes by law. 
.iattoB Mor- IX. And it is hereby further enafted and declared by the au- 
^"u* h^^^fe thority aforefaid, That the faid liffhthoqfe is hereby ve(ted in the 
in TOod ret" f"^ Suttm Morgan^ his heirs, and a(rigns, to the Intent and pur- 
pair^ * pofe that he the faid Sutton Morgan, his heirs and affims, (hall 
from time to tim^ keep and maintain the faid lighthoute in good 
and fuflicient repair, and (hall in the night feafon maintain a 
proper (ire therem, fo as the trade and navigation in that channel 
may be effeftually preferved, according to the true intent and 
meaning of this aft, and from and after all juft and reafbnable 
^otx^r^^' charges, that (hall or maybe expended in fupporting and main- 
charges, taining the faid lighthou(e, and the fire to be kept therein, and 
other charges incident thereunto, and fubjcft to the fame, it 
(hall and may be lawful for the faid Sutton Morgan, his heirs 
and a(rigns, to retain oi|t of the duties grantei and confirmed 
« by this aft, all fuch fums as he the faid Sutton Morgan (hall or 

the dutiei to ^^ay expend in obtaining this aft ; and from and after the pay- 
be fubjea to ment thereof, that the laid duties (hall be liable and (land fun- 
pay the debts, jcft to the payment of all fuch debts as were due and owing 
from the faid TVilHam Trench, at the time of his death, to any 
perfon or perfons whatfoever, and dfo fubjeft and liable to the 
payment of the debts of the faid Ruth. Trench^ as herein before 
recited, after the debts of the faid IVilliam Trenfb arc paid an4 
fatisfied. 

X. And forafmuch as the duties hereby granted, extended, 
and confirmed, are not at prefent fuflicient tor the payment of 
the feveral debts and legacies charged on the faid lighthoufe| 
and maintaining the fame, for defraying the expence of pa(Hng 
this aft, and paying the feveral fums, which the faid Suitw 
Morgm has borrowed for, apJ expended in (bpporting the faid 

light- 



1 730. J Anno tcrtio Georgii II. c. 3^. 203 

{ighthoufe, fincc the death of the faid WilUam Trench^ be it 
therefore enaded by the authority aforefaid, That the faid Sutton 
Morgan^ his heirs, and afOgns, are hereby impowcred and de- Sutton Mor. 
clar^ to have full and lawful authority, at any time hereafter, g^^t may bor- 
by one or more indenture or indentures of mortgage, or any ^^^^^^ 
other zGt or adts, deed or deeds, under his or their hands and duties; ^ * 
feals, duly executed, to borrow or raife any fun) or fums o^ 
money, upon the fecurity and credit of thp duties hereby glint- 
ed and extended, as to him or them (hall feem fitting and con- 
venient, to pay ofF, and difcharge the debts and legacies before 
mentioned, and lifccwife to anfwer his or tbcir future occafions 
^nd purpofes. 

XL Provided neverthetefs. That nothing in this aA contain- John Robin- 
tA (hall extend, or be con(hi?ed to extend to deprive j4bH ^^"li"^^^ ^* 
Robinfon diGw^fylt^ in the county of Denbigh^ efquire, his heirs, ^"'*"* 
or a(ngns, or any perfon or peribns, of any right or title, which 
he- or they have^ or ought to have in or to the ifland or rock 
called Skerriesy or any part thereof, or in or to any rent payable 
to him or them, for, or in refpe^t of the fame, or to any arrears 
of fuch rent now due, but that he and they (hall and may have 
and enjoy the faid rock and ifland, and all powers and privilege 
l)eIonging thereto, which he or they could or might have bad 
or enjoyed, if this zSt had not been made ; any thing herein 
before contained to the contrary notwithftanding. 

XIL And be it further eqaded by the authority aforefaid, Publiek aft* 
That this z& (hall be deemed, taken, and allowed in all courts 
jof law or equity, within the kingdoms of Great Britain and In- 
lani^ as a publick aft ; and all judges «nd judices of fuch courts 
are hereby require4 to take notice of it as fuch, without fpecial . 
pleading the fame; any thing herein -contained to the contrary 
potwithftanding, 

CAP. jfxxvn. 

^n ad to explain, amend and render more eflPedtaal an a6l made in tht 
tenth year dip his late Maiefty*t reien* intituled, An a& jor repairing tbi 
roads leading from Stump CrofSy in tbepartftf ^Chefterford, in the county ^ 
plTex, to Nevr market Heath, and tU town of Cambridgpe in the cowth of 
pimbridge \ and alio an olQl made in the eleventh year of his faid late 
Majefty*s reign, intituled. An a3 for repmring part of tie road from Lon- 
don to Cambridge, becoming at tbi indqftbepartfl) ^Foulmire in tbefaid 
.tamty^ next to Barley w tbe eountf ^Hertford, and ending at ibi pavement 
nr Trumpington Street in tbe town ^Cambridge. 

The (everal tolls of loGeo* t. c. ii. and it Geo. i. c. 5« which did com- 
mence from 30 May 17 to, (hall coptipye till tht faid two former adts (hall 
|k expired. Cintimieabyt^(3to.%.Q,t$, 



Ann$ 



104 Anno quarto Georg II II. c.i— 5. [^73t^ 

Anno Regni GEORGII II. quarto. 

AT the parliament begun and bclden at Wcftminftcr, 
the twenty-third day of January, Anno Domini one 
tboufand feven hundred and twenty feven^ in the firft year of 
the reign of our fovereign lord George II. by the grace of 
G^;/ it/* Great Britain, France ^/r J Ireland, King^ defender 
of the faiths &c. and from thence continued by feveral proro- 
gations to the twenty firfi dcy of January one thoufana fevtn 
hundred and thirty oncy being the fourth feffion of this prefent 
parliament. 

CAP. I. 

An aft for continuing the duties upon malt* mum, cyder and peny in 
that part of Great Britain called England; and for granting to his Ma- 
jcfty certain duties upon malt, mum, cyder and perry in that part of 

\ . Great Britain called Scotland, for the (ejrvice of the year one tboufand 

\ feven hundred and thirty one. EXP. 

CAP. II. 

An aft for punifliing mutiny and defertion, and for the better payment of 
the army and their quarters. EXP. 

CAP. III. 
An aft for repairing the roads leading from the moft Southern part of Butt 
Lane in the parim of Lawton in the county palatine of Chefter to Lslw* 
ton, and from thence to Henfliairs Smithy i|pon Granage Green in the 
faid county. 

The toll took place i May 1731. and is to have continuance for ai years. 
Continued by 24 Geo. 1. c. 33. 

CAP. IV. 
An aft for granting an aid to his Majrfty by a land-tax to be r^ed in 

Great Britain, tor the fervice of the year one thoufand feven hundred 

and thirty one. £ X P. is. in the pound. 

CAP. V. 

An aSffor the further application of the Jinking fund^ by pay- 
ing off one million of South-Sea annuities. 

Mod gracious Sovereign, 
9Geo.x.c.6. "¥TTHEREAS hy an a£l made in the ninth year of his kte ma" 
VV jefy King George the Firfi (for reviving and adMng two 
millions to the capital fioci of the South-Sea company) the whole in- 
ereafed capital flock of the faii company ^ being then computed at thirty 
three millions eight hundred and two thoufand four hundred eighty 
three pounds fourteen /hillings and a half-pennu was divided into two 
equal parts ^ and one moiety thereof^ being therein ftated at Jixteen 
millions nine hundred and one thzufand two hundred and forty one 
pounds feventcen /hillings and a firthing^ was to be converted into a 
joint flocly attended with certain annuities^ payable out of the funds 



of the faid company^ in lieu of all the dividends y profits and advanta^ 
gesy filch moiety was then in titled to^ after the rate of five pounds vtr 
centum per annum, until the tv^cnty fourth day ^J unc one th^jand 



173 ij Anno quarto Georgii II. c. 5. 105 

fevin hundred and twenty feven^ and from thenceforth^ with annuities 
at four founds per centum per annum, redeemable by parliament^ 
and the fame were thenceforward to be called^ The joint ftock of 
South-Sea annuities ; and the other moiety or half part of the faid 
whole capital Jtock^ amounting to the likefujn of Jixteen millions nine 
hundred and one tboufand two hundred forty one pounds feventeen 
JbiUings and a far thing ^^ was to remain^ continue and be in the faid 
company^ as a joint flock in their own rights attended with the refidue 
of the annuities^ or yearly funds payable in the exchequer for their faid 
whjii capital^ until the redemption thereof by parliament^ and attend- 
ed with the feveral allowances fettled or to be fettled for charges of 
management^ and with all the othtr benefits^ profits 0/ trade ^ privi" 
leges and advantages then belonging to toe /aid company ; and by the 
fame a£l it was provided^ That after the feaji of the nativity of Saint 
John Baptift in thtyear of our Lord one tboufand f even hundred and 
twenty froen^ the fame Rocks might be redeemed by any payments not 
lefs than five hundred thoufand pounds at a time^ and that fuch pay- 
ments Jbould from time to time be applied j either towards difcbarging 
ibe princital fumSi which Jbould belong to the faid South-Sea eom^ 
pany in their own rights or towards dycharging the principal fums of 
the faid South-Sea annuities^ or towards difcharging as well the 



principal fums of the faid company j as of the faid South- Sea annux^ 
ties J in fuch proportions, manner and form, as Jbould be prefcribed by 
the refpe&iveah or a£Js of parliament for furnijhing fuch fums : and 
whereas by reafon or means of a f mall error in computing the amount 
of the whole increased catital. flock, and fwce reSfified, and by a pay- 
ment and application of afum of five hundred thoufand pounds in 
moieties, towards reducing the capital fums both of the Jlock of the 
company, and of the joint flock of amiuities, in purfuance of an aSi of 
the firji year of the reign of his prefent Majefy, the capital fum re- iGeo.t.ftat.s. 
maining due on each of them did amount to fixtcen millions fix hun- c- *• 
dred fifty one thoufand one hundred and one pounds twelve Jhillings 
and nine pence farthing refpe^ively, and no more ; and by a further 
payment and application of one million of pounds, towards reducing 
the capital fum of the Jlock of the faid company, in purfuance of an 
a& of the third year of his Majcfiy's reign, the capital fum remain- jGco. a. c.i6. 
ing due on the Jlock of the fame company doth now amount to fifteen 
mUUsns fix hundred fifty one thoufand one hundred and one pounds 
twelve Jhillings and nine pence farthing; and on the joint Jlock of 
amottties, to Jixteen millions fix hundred fifty one thoufand one hun^ 
ireiand one pounds twelve Jhillings and nine pence farthing, and 
M§ more: and whereas it is deemed jit ft and equitable^ that the fum 
§f one million fierling Jhould be paid and applied for and towards 
fejying offfo much of the faid remaining capital Jlock or principal 
fnrn bebnging to the faid company, commonly called South- Sea an- 
miitiesi'be it therefore enadlcd by the King's mod excellent 
majefty, by and with the advice ancf confent of the lords fpiritual 
and temporal and commons in this prefent parliament aflem- 
bled, and by the authority of the fame^ That by or out of fuch Sinking fund 
monies, as arc or (hall be in the receipt of the exchequer, of *'^^"^*f'- 
the furplufles, cxceffcs or overplus monies, commonly called q^^rt^^^yj^ 

72-^ be applied for 



104 Anno quarto Georgii II. c. 1—5. 1^7 3^^ 

Anno Regni GEORGII II. quarto. 

AT the parliament begun and bclden at Wcftminftcr, 
the twenty-third day of January, Anno Domini one 
tboufand feven hundred and twenty feven^ in the firft year of 
the reign of our fovereign lord George II. by the grace of 
G^;/^/ Great Britain, France ^/r J Ireland, Kingy defender 
of the faiths &c. and from thence continued by feveral proro- 
gations to the twenty firfi day of January one thoufand feven 
hundred and thirty one^ being the fourth feffion of this frefent 
parliament. 

CAP. I. 

An a£l for continuing the daties upon malt, mum» cyder and perry in 

that part of Great Britain called England j and for granting to his Ma- 

jcfty certain duties upon malt, mum, cyder and perry in that part of 

I . Great Britain called Scotland, for the fervice of the year one thoufand 

i feven hundred and thirty one. EXP. 

CAP. II. 

An wSi for punifliing mutiny and defertion, and for the better payment of 
the au'my and their quarters. EXP. 

CAP. III. 
An a6^ for repairing the roads leading from the mod Southern part of Butt 
Lane in the parim of Lawton in the county palatine of Chefter to Lslw^ 
ton, and from thence to Henfliairs Sn^ithy i^pon Granage Green in the 
faid county. 

The toll took place i May 1731. and is to have continuance for %% years. 
CBMihiued by 24 Geo. 1.0.33. 

CAP. IV. 
An adb for granting an aid to his Majrfty by a land-tax to be raifed in 

Great Britain, tor the fervice of the year one thoufand feveu hundred 

and thirty one. EXP. is. in the pound. 

CAP. V. 

An aSffor the further af>plication of the finking fund^ by pay- 
ing off one million of South-Sea annuities. 

Mod gracious Sovereign, 
9Geo.x.c.6. "WTTHEREAS hy an all made in the ninth year afhis late ma* 
VV jfjiy King George the Firft (for reviving and adding two 
millions to the capital ft oei of the South- Sea company) the whole in- 
creafed capital flock of the faid company^ being then computed at thirty 
three millions eight hundred and two thoufand four hundred eighty 
three pounds fourteen Jhillings and a half-penny^ was divided into two 
equal parts^ and one moiety thereof y being therein Jlated at fixteen 
millions nine hundred and one thcufand two hundred and forty one 
pounds feventcen /hillings and a farthings was to be converted into a 
joint flocky attended with certain annuities^ payable out of the funds 



of the faid company ^ in lieu of all the dividends ^ profits and advanta^ 
gesyfuch moiety was then iutitled tOy after the rate of five pounds ver 
centum per annum, until the tv^cnty fourth day ^J unc one thoujani 



173^ ] Anno quarto Georgii II. c. 5. 105 

feven hundred and twenty feven^ and from thenceforth^ with annuities 
at four pounds per centum per annum, redeemable by parliament^ 
and the fame were thenceforward to be called^ The joint ftock of 
South-Sea annuities j and the other moiety or half part of the faid 
whole capital flocks amounting to the likefum of Jixteen millions nine 
hundred and one thoufand two hundred forty one pounds feventeen 
/billings and a farthings was to remain^ continue and be in the faid 
company y as a joint flock in their own right y attended with the reftdue 
of the annuities^ or yearly funds payable in the exchequer for their faii 
whole capital^ until the redemption thereof by parliament y and attend* 
ed with the fever al allowances fettled or to be fettled for charges of 
management y and with all the other benefitSy profits of trade y privi^^ 
leges and advantages then belonging to toe laid company ; and by the 
fame a6l it was providedy That after the feaji of the nativity of Saint 
John Baptifl in the year of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred and 
twenty feven^ the fame flocks might be redeemed by any payments not 
lefs than five hundred thoufand pounds at a timey and that fuch pay-- 
mentsjbould from time to time be appliedy either towards dtfcbarging 
the principal fuths^ which Jboidd belong to the faid South-Sea com^^ 
pany in their own righty or towards £fcharging the principal fums of 
the faid South-Sea annuitieSy or towards dtfcbarging as well the 



principal fums of the faid company y as of ibejaid South-Sea annui- 
ties y injuch proportionsy manner andformy asjbculd be prefcribed ly 
the refpe£Jive ah or a£Js of parliament for furnifhing fuch Jums : and 
whereas by reafon or means of a fmall error in cotnputing .the amount 
of the whole increafed capital, flocky and fmce reSfifiedy and by a pig- 
ment and application of afum of five hundred thoufand pounds in 
moieties y towards reducing the capital fums both of the Jiock of the 
company y and of the joint flock ofannuitieSy in purfuance of an a£l of 
thefrjl year of the reign of his prefent Majejlyy the capital fum re- iGeo.t.ftat«s. 
mainmg due on each of them did amount tojtxtcen millions fix bun- c- *• 
dred fifty one thoufand one hundred and one pounds twelve Jbillings 
and nine pence farthing refpe^ivelyy and ho more ; and by a further 
payment and application of one- million of pounds y towards reducing 
the capital fum of the flock of the faid company ^ in purfuance of an 
a£f of the third year of his Majefifs reigny the capital fum remain-^ jOeo. ». c.i6. 
ing due on the flock 0/ the fame company doth now amount to fifteen 
millions fix hundred fifty one thoufand one hundred and one pounds 
twelve Jbillings and nine pence farthing; and on the joint fiock of 
annuities 9 to Jixteen mllionsfi.x hundred fifty one thoufand one hun^ 
dred and one pounds twelve Jbillings ana nine pence farthing] and 
no more : and whereas it is deemed jufl and equitable^ that the fum 
of one million fierlingjhould he paid and applied for and towards 
paying off fo imich of the faid remaining capital Jiock or principal 
fum belonging to the faid company y commonly called South- Sea an- 
nuities; be it therefore enadled by the King's mod excellent 
majefty, by and with the advice ancl confent of the lords fpiritual 
and temporal and commons in this prefent parliament' aflem- 
bled, and by the authority of the fame. That by or out of fuch Sinking fund 
monies, as are or (hall be in the receipt of the exchequer, of *'^^"^*«'- 
the furpluffc*, exceffcs or overplus monies, commonly called '^^^eriy, ^ 

7^^ be applied for 



2o8 Anno quarto Georgii II. c.6,7. l^73t. 

liable to the fame trufts, for the benefit of the fame perfons, and 
for the fame ufes, ends, intents and purpofes, as the reft of the 
truft annuity flock remaining in fuch truftees refpedively will or 
ought to be fubjedl and liable to ; and fuch truftees refpedtively 
(hall from thenceforth be indemnified from any lofs, charges or 
damages, on account of their fo doing, at the expences of the 
laid truft eftates. 

V. Provided always. That nothing in this a6t contained iball 
extend or be conftrued to extend to reftrain or prohibit any fuch 
truftees from laying out or difpofmg of any of the faid truft 
monies in any other purchafes or any other Securities, whether 
publick or private^ if they ftiall h think fit, in the fame manner 
and with the fame freedom and fecurity to themfelves as they 
might have done if this z& had not been made. 

CAP. VI. 

An a£l to indemnify perfons m ho through ignorance of law have omitted 
to qualify themfelves for imployments or offices, by taking the oaths, 
and makinjgr and fubfcribing the declaration againft tranfubftantiation, 
and receivmg the (acriment, and members or corporatipns who have 

' negle^ed to take the oaths of office, and perfons who have not read the 
Common Prayer, and declared their aflent and confent to the fame, ac- 
cording to law, upon the terms therein mentioned. EXP. 

Fer(bns qualifying themfehres before 1 3 January 1731* indemnified. Mem- 
bers of corporations who have neglected to take the oaths of office, quali- 
fying themfelves by ^i January 1731. indemnified. Offices avoided by 
law, not to be reftored. Eccleuaftical perfons who have omitted to read 
the Common Prayer in time indenmined. But not to prejudice others 
lawfully inftUuted in their places. 

CAP. VII. 

yln ali So explain and arHend an aEi made in the third year 
iff bis Majeftys reign j intituled^ An aft for the better 
regulation of juries, fo far as the fame relates to the 
county of Middlcfex. 
TI /HER E AS h an aSf of parliament made in the third year 
3Geo.i. c. «5. yy ^j^y^^ Majefifs reign^ intituUdy An adt for the better regu- 
lation of juries, // /; among other things enaSfedy That no pe^ons 
Jhall he returned as jurors to ferve on trials at any afftzes or Nifi 
prius, or at tht great fejjions in Wales, or at the fijfions for the 
counties palatini of Lancafter, Chefter and Durham, vmo have 
ferved within the fpace of one year before in the county of Rutland, 
or four years in the county of York, or of two years before in any 
other county^ not being a county of a city or town : and if any fuch 
Jhcriff fhall wilfully tranfgrefs therein^ any judge orjuftice of affizt^ 
or Nifi prius, or of the faid great fejfionsy or the judge orjuc^es of 
thi fcjftons f:r the faid counties palatine^ may^ and is hereby required^ 
on examination and proof of fuch offence in a fummary way^ to fet a 
fine or fines upon every fuch offender^ as he Jball think meety not exceed" 
ingfive pounds for any one offence \ and whereas by reafon of the fre- 
quent fijfions (?/ Nifi prius in the court of king^s bench j common pleas 
and exchequer at Weftminfter, the faid provifion cannot be put in 
execution in the county of Middlefex, but is found to be impralticaUe : 
be it therefore cnaAed by the King'9 moft excellent majcfty, bf 

ana 



i73i-] Anito quarto GeoRgii IL c. 8,*9. io§ 

and with the advice and confent of the lords fpiritual and tem- 
poral and commons in this prefent parliament aiTembled, and by 
the authority of the fame. That from and after the firft day of After x Majr 
May in the year of our Lord one thoufand fcven hundred and" i73y»clauife in 
thirty one, the faid recited claufe or anjr part thereof (hall not Jf^>Vto^xtend 
extend or be condrued to extend to the faid county oi Middle/ex. xq Middlefex. 

II. Provided always, and be it enadted by the authority afore- None to be 
£iid, That no perfon (hall be returned to ferve as a juror at any letumed, who 
fc(riori of Niji prius in the county of Middkfex^ who has been hatbwn re- 
returned to (erve as a juror at any fuch fe(fion of }ilft prius in [^^^"Jermf^* 
the faid county, in the two terms or vacations next immediate- pj^e^ing/ 
ly preceding, under fuch penalty upon the (heriff*, under (heriff^ Made per^- 
bailiff or other officer imployed or concerned in the fummoning ^ fy 

or returning of jurors in the faid county of MidHefiic^ as might ^«^*« c. n* 
have been infiidted upon them or any of them for any. offence . 
againft the faid recited claufe. 

III. And whereas by the very frequent occafions ^here are for Leafeholdert, 
juries in the county ot MiddUjtx^ and by the fmall numiber of where the im- 
freeholders that are in the faid county, the flieriffs of the faid P«>^«^ >^<^« 
county may be under difficulties in pro^uriire juries td anfwer ^^^Smum^ * 
the purpofes of this zQi\ for remedy, whereof be it enadted by liable to feire 
the authority aforefaid. That all leafeholders upon leafes where on juries, 
the improved rents or value (hall amount to fifty pounds or upr 

wards per annum over and above all ground rents or other refer- 
varions payable by virtue of the faid leafes, (hall be liable and 
obliged to ferve upon juries when they (hall be legally fummon- 
ed for that purpofe ; any thing in this or any former ad to the 
tontrary notwithfianding* 

CAP. vra. 

An a£^ for the more efPedlual repairing the road kadiAg from Oodftone 
in the county of Surrey, to Highgate^ at the entrance into A(hdowA 
Forefl in the pari(h of £a(t Grinfted in the county of Suflex. 

The toll took place i May 1731^ and (ball continue till the exptratioa of 
ithe a^i^GeOti. c. 13. 

Cap. IX. 

An dS for raijing oni miltion two hundred thoufand pounds 
by annuities and a lottery ^ in manner therein mentioned^ 
andfdr appropriating the fupplies granted in thisfefjion df 
parliament^ and for making forth duplicates of exchequer 
hillsy lottery tickets and orders^ Iqfiy burnt or otberwife de- 
firtrfed. 

WHEREAS in and by an a5f made and pajfed in the ninth ^ 5^ 10 W. j; 
and tenth years of the reign of our late fovereign lord King c. »5, 
WiUiam the Thii^d^ of glorious memory ^ intituled^ An aft for grant- 
ing to his Majedy, his heirs and fucce(rors, further duties up« 
on ftampt vellum, parchment aiid paper, // is enaffedy That from 
and after the firft day ^ Auguft in the year of our Lord one thoufand 
fix hundred ana ninety eight , there Jhall be throughout the kingdom of 
jCndand, dominion ofWT^cs and town ^Berwick upon TweccL 
Vot.XVL P roifed. 



ft to Anno quarto GsoROii IL a 9. [ f 73 1 : 

raifedj colle^ed and paid unto his Majefty^ his heirs and Jkcteffors fir 
tver^ for the feveraland rej^e6iive things therein mentioned^ which 
Jhouldbe written or ingrofed at any time or times^ from and after 
the faidfirjl day of Auguft one thoufandfix hundred and ninety eighty 
over and above the rates and duties^ and fums of money then payable 
to his Majejty or to any perfon or perfonSy bodies politick or corporate 
whatfoevcr^for the fame ^ the fevcral and r^fpe^ive rates^ impofitions^ 
duties^ charges and fums of money y therein particularly expreffed \ 
and whereas in and by one other ah made and pafftd in the fame fef* 

9 & to W. 3t fion ofparliamenf^ intituled^ An a6t for raifing a fum not exceed* 

^* 44- ing two millions, upon a fund for payment of annuities after 

the rate of eight pounds per centum per annum^ and for fettling 
the trade to tlie Eaff-^IndieSy as alfo in and by one other aSI made 
and pa/fed in the fixth year of the reign of her late majefly ^ueen 

i Ann, c. 17. Anne, intituled^ An a6t for afliiringto the Englijh company trad- 
ing to the Eafl'IndieSy on account of the united flock, a longer 
time in the fund and trade therein mentioned, and for raifing 
thereby the fum of one milKon two hundred thoufand pounds, 
. for carrying on the war, and other her Maicfty's occafions, ok 
the monies arifng by the faid fever dl additioml duties onflampt vel^ 
him^ parchment and taper^ ty thefirft recited a6f granted for every 
•are appropriated with other duties on fait and rod fait y for the raif- 
ing and making good a yearly fund of one hundred andjixty thoufand 
-pottndsy for and upon the refpefl'roe principal fums of two mUhnSy 
•and one million two hundred thoufand pounds ^ advanced andpend in 
^urfiiance of the two aSfs ic^ mentioned : and whereas by an aff made 

3GC0. a. c. H*^p^ paffed in the third year of the reign of his prefent majefly King 
George the Second^ intiiuledy An adt for reducing the annuity or 
fund of the united ^ajl-lndia company, and for afcertaining 
-their tight of trade to the Eqfi-IndieSy and the continuance of 
•their corporation for that purpofe^ upon the terms therein men- 
tioned,. // is amongjl other things ena^ed^ That from and after the 
twenty ninth day of September which Jhould be in the year rf our 
Lord one thoufand J even hundred and thirty^ the faid annuity or year- 
ly fund of one hundred andfxiy thoufandpcunds Jhould be arid is there- 
iy reduced to an annuity or yearly fund of one hundred and twenty 
eight thoufand poyaidsy in refpeSi of the faid capital Jlock or debt of 
three millions two hundred thoufana pounds^ and that the faid reduced 
aimuity fljouM be and remain charged upon^ and be payable from time 
to time cut of the fame duties and revenues and by the Hie weeify or 
•quarterly payment Sy and with the fame provifions for mating good any 
difciencics from time to ti^ in the faid reduced fund^ until feme new 
cr other provificn, be made\ parliament^ with confent cf tie faid Ur- . 
nited company for the fame :■ and whereas by another aH made md 
pajfcd in the third year of his faid Majefly' s reigny intituledy An aA 

3GC0. «.c.io. ^j. ^jijri,^ off certain duties on fait, and for making good any 
deficiencies in the funds that may happen thereby, and for 
charg'mg the reduced annuity payable to the Eajl-lndia company 
on the aggregate fund, and for relief of Matthew LyoUy executor 
of Matthew Page dcceafed, in refpedl of the duty for (alt loft by 
the overflowing of tbdriver Mercy in the year one thoufand feven 

hundred 



t7J'*] Anno quarto GEOftGli II. c.9. ax» 

hundred and twenty four, it is armngft other things enaffed^ That 
from and after the twenty ninth ^ ^September one thoufand ftven 
hundred and thirty^ the reduced annuity of one hundred and twenty 
eight thoufand pounds^ payable to the united company of merchants if 
England trading to the Eaft-Indies, fhouU be transferred from the 
feveral duties and revenues then before charged with the f aid annuity 
or ytarly fund of one hundred and fixty thoufand pounds ^ and be charged- 
upon and payable out of the monies arifet^ or to arife into the ex" 
cbequtr from time to time^ for the feveral duties and revenues com^ 
pofing; the aggregate fund^ to he paid to thefaid company and their 
fucc^ors^ by fuch and the like quarterly payments^ as their then pre-- 
fent annuity waspayabky and from and after fuch time as thefaidre^ 
duced annuity or yearly fund of one hundred and twenty eight thoufand 
pounds /hottld become charged on thefaid aggregate fund^ thefaid ad^ 
ditiond duties on fampt vellum^ parchment and paper fhould from 
thenceforth be difcharged from the f aid reduced annuity or yearly fundy 
and be deemed a faving to the pMici^ and fhould go and be appHed 
to ftuh ufes and purpofes as fhouU be direRed by parliament ; and 
whereas by another alt made and paffed in the third year of his f aid 
Majeftfs reign^ intituled^ An a^ for raifing five hundred and- 
fifty thoufand pounds by exchequer bills, towards the fupply 3Geo.s.c.i6« 
granted to his Majjcfty, and for the further application or the 
produce of the'finking fund, for applying the arrears of former 
land taxes, for appropriating the (upplies granted in this feflion* 
of parliament, and for giving rielief with refpe<£t to an over-pay- 
ment to the land tax tor the year one thoufand feven hundred' 
and twenty one, by the receiver general for the county of Salop^ 
it was amon^ other things ena^ed^ That the exchequer bills which 
were made forth inpurfuance of thefaid lafl mentioned affj and the in^ 
tereji^ premium^ rate and charges incident to or attending the fame^ 
Jhadd be charged and chargeable upon thejirjl aids or fupplies* which 
Jbould be granted in parliament next after the twenty ninth day of 
September one thoufand feven hundred and thirty \ and in the mean 
time 9 and untilfuchfupplies Jbould be grant ed^ the fame fhould be and 
ere thereby charged and chargeable on fuch Jurplus monies j as at awf 
time or times from and after the twenty fi/th day of Mardi cne thott^ 
fand feven hundred and thirty^ Jhculd ^rife into the exchequer front 
the feveral duties and revenues then charged with the annuity or year- 



lyfund of one hundred andjixty thoufand pounds y andjhould be more 
thanfuffidcnt to pay andfatisfy the quarterly payments or arrears of 
the /aid annuity or yearly funa^ or which fhould thereafter arife by the 



faid duties and revenues, by the reduction made in thefaid annuity or 
yearly fund^ Jbould be quarterly applied towards the defraying and 
pkying thepremium, intercjl and charges attending thefaid exchequer 
tiUs^ andjubje£l thereto, towards cancelling and difcharging the prin- 
cipal of tpe faid exchequer bills in courfe, andfubje^ thereto, thefaid 
furpm monies Jbould be refervedfor the future difpofition of parlia- 
metit : and whereas all the exchequer bills made fort lo in purfuance of 
the lafi recited a^, which remained uncancelled and undifcharged, with 
€U premiums, rates, inter efi and other charges attending thereon, have 
been §r art intetukd to be fully paid ^, fatisfied and difcharged^ by 

Pa end 



$12; AlUlO qJSEttO Geosgii II. c. 9. 1^73^^ 

and out of the aids or fuppHes granted or to be granted to his Ma-' 
jiftyfor thefervice of the year one thoufand feven hundred and thirty 
onej by means whereof the faid additional duties on Jtamped vellum^ 
parchment and paper are freed and difcharged from all incumbranees 
tubatforjer^ and remain for the dijpofition of parliament : now we 
your Majefty's mod dutiful and loyal fubjeds, the commons of 
Great Britain in parliament aifembled, being defirous to raife 
the neceflary fupplies which we have cheerfully granted to your 
Majedy in the eaficft manner we are able for the benefit of your 
iubjedts, have freely and voluntarily given and granted, and do 
by this adl give and grant unto your Majefty, the fum of one 
million two hundred thoufand pounds, to be raifed in fuch 
manner and form as is herein after directed ; and to that end 
<io mod humbly befeech your Majefty that it majr be enaAed, 
and be it ena(5led by the ICing's moft excellent majefty, by and 
with the advice and confent of the lords fpiritual and temporal 
and commons in this prefent parliament ailembled, and by the 
authority of the fame, That the annuities which by this adt (hall 
to*bc*r2fed ^ granted and made payable in refped of the faid principal 
and charged fum of one million two hundred thoufand pounds, until re- 
oa the a^i« demption thereof by parliament in manner herein after men* 
donal fkamp tion^, ftiall, from and after the feaft of the nativity of Saint 
duties. y^fj^ JSaptifi one thoufand feven hundred and thirty one, be 

charged and chargeable upon, and payable out of the monies 
which, from and mtx the faid feaft day, ftiall from time to time 
arife into the exchequer, by or from the faid additional duties 
on ftamped vellum, parchment and paper 3 and the faid addi- 
tional duties are hereby appropriated for that purpofe. 
The monies U* And it is herebv enaded. That all the monies arifing 
srifmgbytbe by the faid additional duties on ftamped vellum, parch- 
addinonal ment and paper for payment of the feveral and refpe6tive an- 
^t^i^^ nuitics which ftiall be payable upon this adt, ftiall be fairly 
and duly entered in one or more book or books to be kept 
in the offices of the auditor of the receipt of exchequer and 
clerk of the pells for that purpofe, to which all perfons con- 
cerned, at all teafonable times, ftiaii have free accefs without fee 
or charge. 
. . . IIL And for or towards raifing the faid fum or fums of 

3 L^iosl^pcr nioney, not exceeding in the whole the fum of one million two 
cent, per ann. hundred thoufand pounds, it is hereby further enaded by the 
to commence authority aforefaid. That it ftiall and may be lawful to and for 
from 19 Sept. jmy perion ot pcrfons, natives or foreigners, bodies politick or 
'71»« corporate, to contribute, advance and pay into the receipt of hi» 

Majefty's exchequer for his Majcfty's ufe, at fuch time or time» 
as (nail be appointed by the commiffioners of the treaiury, or 
any three or more of them now beings or by the high trcafurcrr 
or any three or more of the commiflioners ef the treafury fof 
the time being, any fum or fums of money not exceeding four 
hundred thoufand pounds in part of the faid whole fum of one 
milfion two hundred thoufand pounds, for the abfolute por- 
chafe of any certain annuity or annuities, to. commence from 
2 tb# 



1^3 ».] Anno quarto Georgji II. C-9. ^13 

the twenty ninth day of Septtmber one thoufand fcven hundr^ 
and thirty one, and to be paid and payable to fuch contributor 
or contributors, or fuch as he, (he or they fliaJl nominate his» 
her or their executors, adminiftrators, fucceflbrs and afligns re- 
fpediveljr, until the redemption thereof bv parliament, in man- 
ner herein after contained in that behalf; which certain an- 
nuities (hall be computed at the rate of three pounds ten (hil- 
lings ^^r annum for every one hundred pounds, and proportion- 
ably for any greater fum fo to be advanced and paid ; and the 
purchafe money fo paid for every fuch annuity at the rate afore- 
faid, is hereby appointed to be paid into the faid receipt of ex- 
chequer at the time or times before mentioned ; all which an- 
nuities fo to be purchafed, (hall be paid and payable at two of 
the moft ufual feafts or days of payment in the year, that is to 
fajr, the feaft of the annunciation of the b]e(red Virgin Mary and 
Saint Michael the Archangel^ by even and equal portions ; the and paid \>M 
firft payment thereof to be due and payable at the feaft of the ycar^. 
annunciation of the bleiled Virgin Mary in the year of our 
JLord one thoufand feven hundred and thirty two. 

IV. And it is hereby enaded, That in the offices of the ay- Cbntributors 
ditor of the receipt and clerk of the pells in the e;!^chequer feve- nimet, &c. 
rally, there (hall be provided and kept a book or books, ip \^ he ^ntmi 
which there (hall be fairly entered the names of all pcrfons who U S,e auStor 
(hall be contributors for fuch certain annuities as aforefaid, and and clerk of 
of all perfoos by whofe hands the faid contributors fliall pay in the pe^ls. 
any of the faid fums upon this ad, and alfo the fums paid for 

fuch annuities ; to which book it (hall be lawful for the faid re- 
(pc<Sive contributors, their executors, adminiftrators and afligns 
xrom time to time, and at all feafonable time^, to have refort 
and to infpedt the farnc without fee or reward. 

V. And be it furjtber enafted by the authority aforefaid^ Annuities 
That all and every the annuities fo to be purchafed upop this how to be 
prefent aA, (h;)ll be and are hereby charged upon, and (hall be P^d. 
paid and payable, from time to time, out of fhe money ari(ing 

by the faid additional duties on ftamped vellum, parchment and 
paper by this adt directed to be applied for the payment there- 
of, and that all apd every contributor and contributors upon 
this a(5l, duly paying the cpniideration or purchafe money at the 
rate aforefaid, at the time or times in this 9<^ limited in that 
behalf for any fuch annuity or annuities as fiforefaid, or fuch a$ 
be, (he or they (hall appoint his, her or their refpeiftive exe- 
cutors, adminidrators, fuccefTors and aflTigns, (hall have, receive 
and enjoy, and be intitled by virtue of this %& to have, receive 
and enjoy the refpedive annuity and annuities fo to be purchaf* 
ed out of the monies by thisa<5t appropriated, ynti) tHe redemp- 
tion thereof by parliament, according to the provifo herein after 
contained in that behalf; afpd that all and ^ery fuch purr 
chafers, their executors, admini(brators, fucceflbrs and afligns 
refpeclively, (hall have good, fure, abfolute and indefea(ible er 
ftates and interefts in the feveral annuities, fo by them refpecr 
Ijyely to be pur$:hafed, according tp the tenor apd true meai^r 

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a 14 Anno quarto GeoRGIi 11. €,9; fi73^ 

ing of this adl ; and that all Aich eftates and interefts of and in 
the faid annuities and every of them^ (hall be^ and be adjudged, 
taken and accepted in con(lru6tion of law, and in all courts of 
V law and equity whatfoever, to be a perfonal and not a real eftate, 

aper onai c- ^^^ jj^^jj ^^ ^^ ^j^^ executors or adminiftrators of the perfon or 
perfons dying poflefled thereof, interefted therein or intitlcd 
thereunto, and not to the heirs of fuch perfon or perfons ; any 
law, cuAom or ufage to the contrary notwithftanding ; and that 
all the faid annuities to be purchafed on this aft as aforefaid, 
and every of them (hall be free from all taxes, charges and im- 
pofitions whatfoever. 
Tallies and VI. And be it further enadted by the authority aforefaid, 

orders to be That every contributor upon this a6i for any fuch annuity or 
^^^^^j*" '*^* annuities as aforefaid, his, her or their executors, adminiftrators, 
fuccefTors or a(rigns upon payment of the confideration or pur- 
chafe money for the fame at the rate aforefaid, into the (aid re- 
ceipt of exchequer, at the time or times in this a6t limited in 
that behalf, (hall immediately have one or more tally or tallies 
levied, importing the receipt of the purchafe money as (hall be 
fo paid for any (uch annuity or annuities at the rate aforefaid ; 
and every fuch contributor, his, her or their executors, admi- 
niftrators, fucce(rors or a(figns'refpe6tively, (hall have an order 
for paying the faid annuity or annuities, until the redemption 
thereof by parliament, according to the provifo herdn after con* 
tained in that behalf, which order (hall be figned by the trea- 
furer and under treafurer of the exchequer, or any three or 
more of the commiflioners of the treafury for the time being j 
and, after figning thereof, the fame (hall be firm, good, valid 
find effe6lua] in the law, according to the purport and true 
meaning thereof, and of this a<5t, and fliall not be determinable 
by or upon the deaths or removal of any treafurer or under 
treafurer of the exchequer, or any commiflioner or commif- 
fioners of the treafury, or by or upon the determination of the 

{)ower, office or offices of them, or any of them ; nor (hall any 
ord high treafurer of Greet Britain^ treafurer of the exchequer, 
or any commiflioners of the treafury now or for the time being, 
have power to revoke, countermand or make void fuch orders 
fo (igned as aforefaid, or any of them. 
Orders aflJgn- VII. And be it further ena<5led, That the proprietors of the 
»Wc, orders to be made forth for the (aid annuities in puifuance of 

this afl, (hall or may, from time to time, by proper words of 
tflignment to be indorfed on his, her or their order, affien or 
transfer his, her or their right, title, intcreft or benefit of fuch 
order or orders to any other perfon or perfons, which being no- 
tified in the office of the auditor of the receipt, the officers there 
(hall caufc an entry or memorial thereof to be made in the book 
of regiftry for fuch orders, without fee or charge ; and after fuch 
entry made, fuch aflignment ftiali intitle fuch afCgnee, his, her 
pr their executors, adminiftrators, fucce(rors and affigns to the 
benefit thereof and payment thereon, and fuch affignee may in 
}ike planner aiTign again, and fo toties jucties^ and ^terwardi it 

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1731.] Anno quarto Gkorgii IL c. p.' nig 

ihail not be in the power of focb peribn or peribns who (haU 
flfiake foch affignments, to make void, releafe or difcharge the 
fame, or any monies thereby due, or any^part thereof. 

VIII. And whereas it mayfohappenj inprcafs eftime^ tbatfevi^ ^ , 
ral rftbifaidjimding orders may become defaced^ obliterated or incum^ toTe made 
bred with many ajfignments indorfed thereon^ er by reafon thereof^ or forth in lieu 
feme ether defers therein^ it may become necejfary that the /aid de- of* defaced 
facedy obliterated^ incumhred or othenuife defective orders Jball be^^^^^ 
tabu in and cancelled^ and new orders made for th^ and delivered to 

the owners and proprietors of the orders fo to he cancelled^ in lieu 
thereof 'y be it therefore enaaed by the authority aforefaid. That 
in all or any of the faid cafes, any three or more of the com- 
xniflioners of the treafury now being, or the high treafurer, or 
any three or more of the commiflioners of the treafury for the 
time being, may, if he or they (hall fo think fit, from time to 
time, caufe to be made forth new (landing orders for and in lieu 
of fuch defaced, obliterated, incumbred or otherwife defedlive or- 
ders, fo as fuch defaced, obliterated, incumbred or otherwife de* 
fedlive order orders be at the fame time delivered up and can- 
celled, and the new order or orders to be made out in lieu there- 
of be made payable to the perfon or per(bns who (hall appear 
to be the proprietor or proprietors of the faid order or orders fo 
delivered up and cancelled at the time of fuch delivery up as a- 
aforefaid; and the auditor of the receipt aforefaid (hall alwavs 
. take care that fuch entries or memorandums be made upon tne 
iaid new orders as may denote their being made out in lieu of 
fuch defaced, obliterated, incumbred or otherwife defedlive or- 
ders cancelled, and as may fecure the publick ag^inftany double 
payments, for or by reafon of the making out or i(ruing (uch new 
4Nrders in manner aforefaid. 

IX. And for the preventing all frauds and abufes in or about . . 
the faid (landing orders or any alTignments thereof, or the re- Jcrf oMiffi'ii- 
ceiving the annuities due or to grow due thereon, be it enadled n^^ta^ &c5 * 
by the authority aforefaid. That if any perfon or perfons what- felony! 
foever (hall forge or counterfeit, or procure to be forged or 
counterfeited, or knowingly or wilfully aA and adid in the forg- 
ing or counterfeiting any order or orders made forth or to be 

made forth in purfuance of this prefent ad, or any afli^inment 
or a(rignments of fuch order or orders, or of the annuities pay- v 
able thereon, or of any receipt or difcharge to the exchequer for 
the annuities due or to grow due on any fuch order or orders^ 
or of any letter of attorney, or other authority or indrument to 
transfer, a(rign, aliene or convey any fuch order or orders, or 
to receive the annuities due or to grow due thereon, or any part 
thereof, or (hall forge or counterfeit, or procure to be rorgcd 
or counterfeited, or knowingly or wilfully a£l or a(ri(l in the 
forging or counterfeiting any the name or names of any of 
•the proprietors of any fuch order or orders, in or to any fuch . 
pretended afTignment, receipt, letter of attorney, inftrument or 
-authority, or (hall knowingly or fraudulently demand, or en- 
denvour to have or rec^ve any fuch annuity or annuities, or 

P4 any 



3 1 6. .Anno quarto GfiOROii II. e.g. Cf73^' 

any part thereof, by virtue of any fuch forged or tountierfeited 
receipt, letter of attorney, inftrument or authority, or (hall falf- 
ly and xleceitfully perfonatc any true and real proprietor or pro- 
prietors of any of the faid order or orders, and thereby afllgning 
or endeavouring to afiign any of the faid order or orders, or re- 
ceiving ox endeavouring to receive the money of fuch true and 
lawful proprietor, as if fuch offender were the true and lawful 
owner thereof, then, and in every fuch cafe, all and every per- 
fon and perfons, being thereof lawfully convidted in due form 
of la\«r, (hall be adjudged guilty of felony, and Ihall fuffer as iii 
cafes of felony, without benefit of clergy. 
All receipts ' ^' ^^^ ^® '^ further ena<fted, for the better encouraging 
and iflucs to perfons to advance the faid fum of four hundred thoufand pounds 
be without jn part of the faid whole fum not exceeding one million two 
f*^c. hundred thoufand pounds, upon the refpe<ftivc terms and ad- 

.vantages in this a£t mentioned, that all receipts and ifTues, and 
all other things dircdlcd by this a6l to be performed in the ex- 
chequer, (hall be done and performed by the officers there, with- 
out demanding or receiving directly or indirectly any fee, rc*- 
/^firard or gratuity for the fame ; and in cafe the officers of the 
exchequer (hall take or demand any fuch fee or reward, or (hall 
divert or mifapply any of the monies to be paid into the receipt 
of the exchequer, for making up the aforefaid fund, or (hall pay 
or iflue out of the fame, otherwife than according to the intent 
of this adt, or (haU not keep books or regiilers, and make 
entries, and do and perform all other things vyhich by this z& 
they are required to perform, every fuch officer (hall forfeit his 
office, and be for the future incapable of any office or place of 
truA whatfoever, and (hall anfwer and pay treble damages and 
cofts of fuit to any contributor or perfon claiming under him, 
that will fue for the fame, to be recovered by action of debt, bill, 
plaint or information, in any of his Majefty's courts of record 
at fViJiminJler^ wherein no efloign, protection, privilege or wager 
of law, injunction or order ofreftraint, or more than one im- 
parlance (hall be granted or allowed ; and in the faid aCtion the 
plaintiff, upon recovery, (hall have Aill cofts of fuit, one third 
of which fum fo to be recovered, (hall be paid into the receipt 
pf the exchequer, for the benefit of his Majefty, his heirs and 
fuccelTors, and the other two thirds (hall be to and for the ufe 
of the profecutor. 
phargeofma-* XI. Provided always, and it is hereby enaftcd by the autbo- 
nagcment to rity aforefaid. That out of the monies from time to time arifine 
he p^d out of at the faid revreipt of exchequer, of or for the faid additional 
dudes on°" duties on (tamped vcllam, parchment and paper hereby appro- 
iUmps. priated as afqr^faid, it (hall and may be lawful to and for the 

(aid commiffioners of the treafury, or any three or more of 
them, or the high treafurer for the time being, to reward the 
.officers and clerks in the ^xcbeqper, an4 others, that (hall and 
may be any way empl6ye4 ii> the execi^tion of this a<5t, in rela- 
tion to the faid annuities to be payable thereupon, for their la- 
bours, pains and fervices therein refbeCtively, and to difghf^rge 



773 '^^ Aqno quaito GEORpi^ II. c. 9; 1 1 y 

and fatisfy fuch incident charges as (hall neceifiirily attend tht 
execution of the fame, in fuch manner as the comroiilioners of 
the treafury, or any three or more of them, or the high trea^ 
furer for the time being (hall from ^ime to time think fit an^ 
reafonable in that behalf; any thing in this aA contained to the 
contrary notwithftanding. 

XII. yfnd whereas it is intended that a further fum^ not exceeding 
eight hundred thoufand pounds^ Jhall be raijed by way afa lottery y and 
ffe charged on the fame additional duties uponflamped vellum.^ parch^ 
ment and paper ^ which ^ with theftim offovr hundred thoufand founds 
before by this a5i directed to be char ge^ thereupon ^ will complete the 
faid whole fum of one million two hundred thoufand pounds^ intended 
by this a^ to be raifed upon the faid additionql duties ; be it there- 
fore enacted by the authority aforefaid. That yearly and every - 
year, from and after the twenty fourth day of June one thoufi^id \2!^t^I\^^ 
fevcn hundred and thirty one, a further certain yearly fum of ther yearly* 
twenty four thoufand pounds, by and out of the monies >yhichy fum of 




.' loctery. 
yearly fum of twenty four thoufaqd pounds is by this aA der 
clarcd and enaded to be a fund and (ecurity for anfwering and 
paying ail and every the annuities or yearly payments, after the 
rate of three pounds per centum per amum^ to the contributors iii 
the lottery herein after mentioned, their executors, adniiniftrar 
tors and aflTigns, in manner hereafter in this a£t exprefled, 
until the redemption thereof by parliament, according to the 
provifo hereafter in this adt contained in that behalf ; and that 
the faid yearly fum of twenty four thoufand pounds, or fo much 
thereof as (hall be fufficient to fatisfy and difcharge all the fums 
which (hall grow due from time to time, for or upon the faid 
annuities, after the rate of three pounds per centum per annum^ 
ihall, from time to time, be paid half yearly at Chrijlmas and 
Midfummery by even and equal portions, until redemption of 
^he faid annuities, according to the true meaning of this a<5t, at 
the faid receipt of exchequer, to the chief cafhier of the gover« 
nor and company of the bank of England for the time being, by 
' way of impreft and upon account, for payment of the fame anr 
nuities, the fird payment of the faid yearly fum to the faid ca<- 
(hier to be made on the twenty fifth day of December one thou- 
sand fev^n hundred and thirty ot}e; and the faid commiffioners 
of his Majeily's treafury now being, and the high treafurer, un* 
4er treafurer and commiffioners of the treafqry of his Majcfty, 
his heirs and fucceflbrs for the time being, are hereby (Iridly en- 
joined and required to caufe the faid yearly fum of twenty four 
thoufand pounds, or fo much thereofas (hall be fufficient, to be 
imprefted and paid, from time to time, to the faid cafhier ac- 
(Cordii>gly, without any further or other authority for the fiime; 
anr former flatute or law to the contrary notwithftanding. 

XlII. And be it further enadted by the authority aforefaid, Aar perfou. 
That for or towards raifuMtf he faid fum of ei^ht hundred thour may purcha^ 
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tiS Anno quarto Gcorgii I!, c. 9; [«7JJ3 

fand pounds, it fhaH and may be lawful fbr any perfon or per« 
fons, natives or foreigners, bodies politick or corporate to con* 
tribute, by paying at or before the rcfpetStivc time* by this aft 
Irmitcd in that behalf, to any receiver or receivers to be appoint* 
cd for that purpofe, as is herein after mentioned, the fum of 
ten pounds, or divers intire fums often pounds, upon this ads 
amd that every fuch contributor or adventurer for every fuch 
ium of ten pounds which he, (he or they (hall fo advance, (hall 
be interefted in fuch lot or (hare of and in the faid yearly fund 
e(hbii(hed by this a6V, as is herein after diredM and appointed 
in that behalf; and the fame intire fums of ten pounds each are 
hereby appointed to be paid unto fuch receiver or receivers, at 
fuch time or times, and m fuch proportions at a time on or be-- 
fore the twentieth day of JuguJ! one thoufand feven hundred 
and thirty one, as (hall be appointed by the commiflioners of 
the treafury, or any three or more of them, or the lord high 
treafurer for the time being; and the faid commiiTioners of his 
Majefty's treafury, or the high treasurer for the time being, are 
ADowtnee for hereby impowered to caufe iuch an allowance out of the fums 
prompt pay, fo to DC contributed, or any of them, for prompt payment to be 
"*"*^' made, as he or they in his or their difcretions (hall think meet 

and reafonable. * 

Treafury to appoint managers. Tickets to be prepared. Treafury to 
appoint receivers. Managers to examine the books, and deliver them to 
the receivers. Tickets to be delivered at lol. apiece. Receivers on }• 
Aug. 1731, to rc-deliycr the books to the managers. Tickets not diH- 
pofed of, to be returned into the exchequer as ca(h. Tickets of the mid- 
dle columns to be rolled up, and put into a box marked (A.) The mana^ 
i;ers fliall prepare books divided into two columns, and upon the inner- 
jnoft column ihall be printed So,ooo tickets, &c. and S,ooo fhall be called 
The Fortunate Tickets, that is to fay, two of them feverally io,oool. four 
of 5,oooL two of ),oool. Avt of s,oool. fourteen of i,oool. twenty one dr 
500I. two hundred and thirty feven of lool. feven thoufand feven nondred 
and fifteen of td. which with 500I. to the firft drawn ticket, and i.oool. 
to the lall drawn, will amount in the whole to 260,000!. which being ad- 
ded to 54^,oool. (the principal payable on the remaining 71,000 blank 
tickets) amount to Soo.oool. Tickets in Hie outermoft columns to bt 
put into the Box (B.) No money to be received ai'ter 30 Aug. 1731. The 
whole to be performed by iS Nov. 1731. -On 14. Nov. 17^1, the boxes to 
be brought mto Guildhall. Fortunate tickets to be prmted. Forging 
tickets, &c. felony. Managers to be fworn. Contributors failing in pay- 
ment of the whole fum, to forfeit the money advanced. Undifpofed ticketl 
to be kept as caih. Managers, &c. to be rewarded out of the additional 
duties on ftamps. Guaidians may contribute for infants. The ticke|^ 
to be exchanged for certificates. Exp. ^ 

Acceuntant XXIX. And be it further enafted by the authority aforefaid^ 
general of the That the faid accountant general of the bank of England for the 
bank to give time being, to whom the faid certificates are to be direded as 
credit to the aforefaid, (hall, upon receiving and taking in of the faid certifi- 
ed'*^°'th"^'"' cates or any of them, give credit to the perfons named therein, 
SfiStcs for*^" '"^ * ^^'^ °^ books to be by him provided and kept for that 
the fums purpofe, for the principal fums contained in every fuch cerfifr- 
therein con*' cate ; and the perfons to whofe credit every the faid principal 
^^^^ fums ihall be ent^ed in the (aid bo<^r books, his, her or ibeB: 

executors 



t^ j t .] Anno qiKutd Gsoneit 11. C. 9: 2 19 

executors an^ adminiftrators (hall and may have power to afligft 
and transfer the fame, or any part, (hdre or proportion Chcre^, Ccrtificatct 
to any other perfon or perions, bodies politick and corporate *^"^^« 
whatioever, in other books to be provided and kept by the Taid 
accountant general for that purpofe; and the principal fums, fo 
aiGgned or transferred, (hall carrv the faid annuity of three 
pounds per centum per onnum^ and mall be taken and deemed to 
be ftock transferrable by this aA,^ according to the power and 
authority herein after mentioned, until reden>ption thereof as 
fiforefaid ; and the faid accountant general of the bank of £»;- 
land for the time being is hereby authorized and dire<^ed to can- 
cel and file the certificates as they (hall from time to time be 
received and taken in by him, and to give the perfons bringing 
the fame, a note under his hand, tefti^ing the principal money 
for which they have credit in the faid book or books, by reafba 
or means of the certificates fo received, taken in and canceUed as 
ftforefaid, and of the annuity attending the fame* 

XXX, And it is hereby ena<^d. That every perfon fo to be Aimuides on 
named in the (aid certificates, his, her or their executors, ad- tickets to bw 
miniih-ators and aflTigns (hall have, receive and enjoy, and be SJ^^^^l^ 
intituled, by force and virtue of this aA, to have, receive and ^. payJfcS 
enjoy an annuity or annuities after the rate of three pounds per half yearly. 
eentum per annum for the refpedtive principal fums fpecified in 
fuch certificate, until redemption th^eof, according to the pro- 
vifo herein after contained in that behalf, out of the money of 
the faid yearly fund by this aA e(tabli(hed and appropriatea fbr 
that purpofe ; which annuities (hall be payable and paid half yearly 
at the feaft-days above mentioned, by even and equal portions, or 
within fix days next after every or any fuch feaft-days^ until the 
faid annuities (hall be redeemed, by paying off the faid refpedive 
principal fums, and all arrearages of tne fame annuities, if any 
be, according to the provifo herein after mentioned; the fir(i 
payment to begin and be made at the feaft of the nativity of 
our LcH-d Chrift one thoufand feven hundred and thirty one, or 
within fix days after; and that the faid yearly fum cJf twenty 
four thoufand pounds, or fo much thereof as mall be fufficieht 
from time to time to anfwer and fatisfy the faid annuities, after . 
the rate of three pounds per centum per annuntj as the fame (hall 
become due, are and (hall be appropriated smd applied there- 
unto, and (hall not be diverted or divertible to any other ufe, 
* intent or purpofe whatfoever. 

XXXI. And it is hereby enaded. That the faid annuities, 
payable after the rate of three pounds per centum per annum, and 

all and every the priiKipal fums for which the fame are to be To be free 
payable, (hall be free from all taxes, charges and impofitions'fromuxet* 
whatfoever. 

XXXII. And be it enaAed by the authority aforefaid. That 
the faid governor and company of the bank of England and their 
foccefibrs, (ball from time to time, until the faid annuities after Bsuik to ap- 
f he rate of three pounds per centum per annum (hall be redeemed point a chief 
pcciDrding to this aft, appoint and ^mplpy one fufScient perfon ^^„n *j^ 



within 



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•120 Anno quarto GsoRGli II. c.pr ti73i* 

within thdr office in the city of London^ to be their chief or firft 
cifliier, and one other fufficient perfon within the fame office, 
to be their accountant general y and that the faid cafhier or 
cafliiers, to whom the faid monies (hall from time to time be iffiied 
for payment of the faid annuities after the rate of three pounds 
per centum per annum^ (hall from time to time without delay apply 
and pay the fame accordingly, and render his account thereof ac* 
cording to the due courfe of the exchequer; and the faid account«- 
ant general for the time being (hall from time to infpefi and 
examine all receipts and payments of the faid ca(hier, and the 
vouchers relating thereunto, in order to prevent any fraud, neg-> 
ligence or delay; and that all perfons and corporations who 
(hall be intitled to any of the fame annuities fo to be payable 
by the cafhier of the bank of England for the time being, pur- 
fuant to this a£^, and all perfons claiming under them (hall be 
pofleflTed thereof as a perfonal eftate, and the fame (hall not be 
defcendable to the heir, and (hall not be liable to any foreign 
attachment by the cuftom of London or otherwife; apy law fla- 
tute or cuftom to the contrary notwithftandipg. 

XXXIII. And be it further enaAed by the authority afore- 
faid. That all the principal monies, for which the faid feveral 

I^onery an- annuities after the rate of three pounds per centum per annum 
nuitiettobe (hall be payable by the ca(hier of the bank of England for the 
OTc jdnt time being as aforefaid, (hall be deemed and taken to be one 
'^ . capital or joint (lock, on which the fame annuities ihall be at- 

tending, apd (hall be call^ The joint Jiock ef lottery ammtiesfor 
the year cn^ thoufand Jeven hundred and thirty-one -^ and that all 
perfons and corporations, in proportion to their refpeftive an- 
nuijde^^ (hall have a (hare in fuch (lock, and that all fuch (hares 
Shares therein (hall be affignable, transferrable and devifeable, in the fame 
affignablc. manner as is prefcribed by a& or afts of parliament made in the 
firft year of his late Mdjefty's reign, touching the annuities af- 
ter the rate of five pounds ^^r centum per annum therein men- 
tioned, and that no ftamp duties whatfoever (hall be chargeable 
pn fuch transfers I and that the faid governor and company of 
the bank of England (notwith{hnding the redemption of ail or 
any other funds or annuities in purfuance of the a<5ls for eftab- 
Bank to con- Hthing the fame, or any of them) (hall continue a corporation 
tinue a cor- to ^11 inteilts and purpoles relating to the receiving, paying or ac- 
porationtill counting for the faid annuities of three pounds per centum per 
ties he rc"^' tfwww fo payable by their caftiier, till the fame ftiall be redeem- 
^eemed. * ^d according to this ad ; and that the faid governor and corn*? 
pany of the bank of Englandy or any nlembers thereof, (hall not 
incur any difability for or by reafon of their doing any matter 
or thing in purfpance of this a<£l, 

XXXIV. And it is hereby enabled by the authority aforefaid. 
That no fee or gratuity yvhatfoey^r (hall or may be demanded 

No fee to be or taken of any of his Majefty*s fubjcdls for paying the faid an- 

*^^"» nuities of three pounds per centum per annum^ or any of them, 

by the faid cafhier for the time being ; and that no tee or m- 

|:uity (ball be d^^ndpd qr taken for ^y transfer of any iSm, 

pe?t 



1 73 1 •] Anno quirto Oeorgix IL c. g. ai i 

greater fmall, to be made rnr purAiance of this adl, upon pain 
5iat any officer or perfon offending, bv talcing any fee or gra- 
tuity contrary to this adt, (hall forfeit the fum of twenty pounds 
to the party grieved, to be recovered with full cofts in any of his 
Majefty's courts of record at tVeJiminfter. 

XX A V. And be it further enadled by the authority aforefaid. 
That all the monies of the faid additional duties on damped 
vellum, parchment and paper by this adt appropriated or men- Additional 
tioned to be appropriated as aforefaid, (hall be ifTued and ap- duties on the 
plied in manner and form following; that is to fay (fuch char- ?*"*^'i^'' ^ 
ges as arc herein before directed to be paid thereout excepted) * *^^ 
to anfwer and pay the annuity of fourteen "thoufand pounds, 
being after the rate of three pounds ten (hillings per centum per 
annumj upon the principal fum of four hundred tboufand 
pounds, by this adt before direded to be advanced and paid in- 
to the receipt of the exchequer, upon credit of the faid addi-> 
tional duties, reckoning the firft payment thereupon to be paid 
and payable at the feaft of the annunciation of the blefled vir- 
gin Mary in the year of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred 
and thirty two, and the fubfequent payments half yearly, by 
even and equal portions, until the redemption thereof by par- 
liament, according to the provifo herein after contained in that 
behalf ; and after refervin,^ fufficient to pay and fatisfy from time 
to time fo much as at any half yearly feaft day (hall be grown 
due upon the faid annuity of fourteen thoufand pounds, by this 
adt made payable at the receipt of exchequer as aforefaid, then 
to iiTue and pay unto the faid ca(hier of the bank of England^ 
out of the monies remaining in the faid receipt of exchequer, 
arifen by the faid additional duties on (tatnped vellum, parch- 
ment and paper, the further yearly fum or annuity of twenty 
four thoufand pounds, for anfwering and paying all and every 
the annuities or yearly payments after the rate of three pouncbr 
per centum per annum^ to the contributors in the lottery in thia^ 
adt before mentioned, reckoning the fir(t pavment thereupon 
to be paid and payable at the feaft day of the birth of our Lord 
Chrift in the year of our Lord one thoufand (even hundred and 
thirty one, and the fubfequent payments half yearly, until 
redemption thereof by parliament as aforefaid f any thing here- 
in l>efore contained to the contrary thereof in any wife notwith-. 
(landing. 

XXXVL And it is hereby enadted by the authority aforefaid. 
That if at any time or times the produce of the faid additional 
duties on ftamped vellum, parchment and paper (hall happen Deficiency 
to be fo low or deficient, as that the monies ari(ing therefrom ^^^ ^9 ^ 
into the exchequer (hall not be fufficient to pay atid difcharge f»PP^^* 
both or either of the refpedtive annuities l>y this a& appro-' 
priated and diredted to be paid thereout, at the end of either of 
the refpedtive half yearly days of payntient, at which the fiime 
are hereby diredted to be made, then and fo often, and in every 
fuch cafe, fuch deficiency or deficiencies (hall and may be fup- 
plieijl out of the overplus monies that fliall or may happen to 

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222 Anno quarto GboRGii II. 0.9. I^73t0 

arife and bo paid into the exchequer, in any or other of the 
fubrequent half years, as the faid refpeAive annuities fhall from 
time to time in courfe become due and payable ; and in cafe 
fuch overplus monies (hall not be fufficient to fatisfy the de- 
ficiencies hereby intended from time to time to be paid there- 
out, that then and in every fuch cafe the deficiencies (6 from 
time to time happening, (hall fi-om time to time be an(Wer- 
ed and made good by and out of the firft fupplies which 
fhall be granted in parliament next after fuch deficiencies (hall 
appear; and in cafe no fuch fupplies (hall be granted with* 
in fix months next after fuch deficiencies (hall happen, thai 
the (ame (hall be made good out of any the monies which at any 
time or times (hall be or remain in the receipt oftlie exchequer, 
of thefurplu(res, excei&s, or overplus monies conunonly called 
The Sinking Fund (except fuch monies of the fame finkine fund 
as are appropriated to any particular ufe or ufes, by any tormer 
aA or adts of parliament in that behalf^ and fuch monies of the 
faid finking fund (hall and may from time to time be ifiiied and 
applied accordingljr. 
Monies out of XXX VII. Provided always, and be it cnaAcd by the autho- 
the (inking rity aforefaid. That whatever monies (hall be fo iiTued out of 
^^ b^^ ^^ '^ finking fimd, (hall from time to time be* replaced by 
be replaced. ^ ^^^ ^f ^^^ ^^ fupplies to be then after granted in par- 
liament* 
Surplus mo- XXX VIIL Provided always, and be it ena^d by the autho- 
J?*"2? *^'*- rfty afore&id. That 10 cafe there (hall be any furpius or re- 
Sfb^tioVof warn^r of the monies arifing by the faid additional duties at 
parliament, ^t end of any one year, after the faid feveral and refpe^ve an- 
nuiciea and all arrears diereof are fatisfied, or moneys ftiflSkient 
(hall be referved for that purpofe, fuch furpius or remainder 
fhall from time to time be ceferved for the difpofidon of par- 
liament, and (hall not be ifiued but by authority of parliament, 
»nd a» (halt be direded by future a6t or ^&% of parliament ; any 
thing in any former or odier aA or adts of parliament to the 
contrary notwithftanding. 
Redemption XXaIX. Provided alfo, and it is hereby cnafted by the au- 
of the aun. thority' aforeiaid. That at any time upon one year's notice to 
uitieg. )>e primed in the L$ndM GazeUe^ and affixed upon the royal 

exchange in London^ by the authority of parliament, at any of 
the half yearly feaft days for payment of the faid refpe6Hve an- 
B«ities, or either of them, and upon repayment by parliament 
^ the refpeAive principal fums, for which the faid refpedive 
annuities, or either of them, fhall be payable to fuch refpeAive 
pcrfons or corporations as (hall beintitled to the fame annuities, 
tnd alfo upon fiill payment of all arrearages of die fame annui- 
ties, then, and not till then, the faid refpedive annuities fhall 
ceafe and determine, and be underftood to be redeemed, and 
from and after fuch redemption the monies arifing from the 
faid additional duties on (lamped vellum, parchment and paper 
fhall not be i(rued or applied to any ufe or purpofe, but -as fhall 
be dire^cd by future 4EI or ads of parliament; any thing in 

this 



1^3^ J] Anno quarto GsoRGli 11. c. 9* $af 

this or any former a6torads of pariiament to the contrary not- 
^ithftanding ; and that any vote or refolution of the houfe of 
commons, iignified by the fpealcer in writing to be inferted in 
the (aid London Gazette^ and affixed on the royal exchange in 
London as aforefaid, (hall be deemed and adjudged to be fufficient 
notice, within the words and meaning of this ad. 

XL. And it is enaded by die authority afore&id, That if any 
perfon or perfons (hall at any time or times be fued or profe« 
cuted for any thing by him or them done or executed in purfu« 
ance df this a(5t, or ot any matter or thing in this a<5t contained^ 
fuch perfon or perfons (hall and may plead the gjsneral iffue, and q^^^ ^^^ 
give the fpecial matter in evidence tor his or their defence; and * 

if upon the trial a verdi(5t (hall pafs for the defendant or defend* 
ants, or the plaintiff or plaintiffs (hall become nonfuited, thea 
fuch defendant or defendants (hall have treble cofts to him or 
them awarded againft fuch plaintiff or plaintiffs. 

XLI. And be it further enafted by the authority aforefaid^ An-ears of for- 
That the fum of thirty two thoufand five hundred and fixteea.merlandtax- 
pounds twelve (hillings and eleven pence three farthings, remain* **> i^"'!? ^ 
mg in the receipt of his Majefty's exchequer for arrears on for* Sound^Uquort 
mer land taxes, payable in the vear one thoufand feven hundred to be ap^ed 
and twenty eight or before^ and alio the fom of fix hundred and to this year'a 
fixty nine pounds nine (hillings and ten pence halfpenny, remain^* (upply« 
ing in the (aid receipt of exchequer, on arrears of former duties 
on malt, and likewifethe fum of ninethooiand five hundred and 
twenty eight pounds three (billings and one penny, remaining 
in the faid receipt of exchequer, for the duty on compound lit- 
quors, and forJicence monev for retailing the laid liquors, and for 
forfeitures on the faid retaiters, (hall ami may be ifiued andap^ 
plied as part of his Majefty's fupply granted for the fervke of 
the year one thoufand (even hundred and thiny One; any law^ 
ftatute or provifion to the contrary in any wife notwithftanding* 

XLII. r!X)vided always, and be it ena<fted by the ^thoriljr ^^^ -^^^ 
^forefaid. That all the monim coming into the exchequer, either ot »ie ^vmil 
by loans or exchequer bills, upon oneaA of this fe(rton of pao- funis granted 
liament, intituled, Jn a ff for continuing th$ duties ^up^u m^U^mumj thii.fcmon, 
iyder and perry, in that part of Great Britain taUtd England, and 
for granting to his Mt^fty ctrtain dtoin Mpon maltj trntm, cydsr {md 
perry, in that part of Gteit Britain tailed Scotland, fcr the fervid 
of the year one thoujand fiven hundred and thirty me, and fb much 
money, if any fuch be^ of the duties thereby granted and con^ 
tinued, as (hall arife or remain afiter all the loans or exchequer 
bills made or to be made on the fame ad, and all the intereft, 
premium, rate or charges thereon, and the charges thereby aW 
lowable for raifing the (aid duties (halh be fatisfied, or mdofiy 
fofficient (hall be referved in the exchequer to difchai^ the famci; 
-Smd all the monies coming into the exchequer^ either by loaM 
or exchequer bills, upon one other aft of this feflion of parlti^ 
ment, intituled,. An alf for granting an aid to bis Mmfiy ijf la 
land tax to be rmfed m Great Britain for the fervice of toe year one 
ibfufaod feven hundred afod thirty we^ .and fo mocb moo^, if .anv 

fuca 



in4 Anno quzTto (jEdRGii 11. c.^. l^7$u 

fuch be, of the tax thereby granted, as (hall arife and remain af- 
ter all the loans or exchequer bills made or to be made on the 
fame a6t, and all the intereft, premium or rate and charges 
thereon, and the chai^ges thereby allowable for raifing the laid 
land tax, (hall be fatisfied, or money fufficient (hall be referved 
to difcharge the fame ; and aifo all the monies coming into the 
exchequer, by granting annuities after the rate of three pounds 
ten (hillings per centum per annum^ and by contributions by way 
of a lottery, on, this adl; and the fum of thirty two thoufand 
five hundred and (ixteen pounds twelve (hillings and eleven pencp 
three farthings, remaining in the receipt of his Majefty's ex- 
chequer, on arrears of former land taxes; and the ium of fix 
huiidred and fixty nine pounds nine (hillings and ten pence half- 
penny,' remaining in the receipt of his Majefty's exchequer, otf 
mrrear^ of fofmer duties on malt; and alfo the fum of nine thou- 
fand five hundred twenty eight pounds three (hillings and one 
fienny, remaining in the receipt of his Majefty's exchequer, for 
the duty on compoimd liquors, and for licence money for retail- 
ing the faid liquors, and for forfeitures on the faid retailers, (hall 
be appropriated and applied, and are hereby appropriated for and 
towards the feveral ufes, intents and purpofes herein exprefled, 
fubjed neverthelefs to fuch reftriAions as arc herein after pre* 
fcribed ; that is to fay^ 
7^,0341* 4>- XLIli. It is hereby enabled and declared. That out of all or 
♦d^fbr naval any the aids or fupplies aforeCiid, there (hall and may be iflucd 
^"'^^^ and applied any fum or fums of nK>ney not ^xceedin^ fevcn 
hundred thirty two thoufand thirty four pounds four (hillings 
and four pence, for or towards the naval fervices herein afor 
more particularly exprefled; that is to (ay, for or towards de- 
firaying the charge ot the ordinary of his Majefty's nayy, and 
for huf-pay to Tea officers, and /or or towards vidtuals, wear 
and tear of the navy, and the vidualling thereof performed and 
to be performed, and for or towards extraordinary repairs of his 
Majedy's navy performed and to be performed, and for or to- 
w;ir4s other fervices of the navy performed and to be performea. 
»o,ooo!. for XLIV. And it is hereby further enaded. That out rf all or 
Greenwich any the aids or fupplies as aforefaid, there (hall and mray be if; 
Hofj^tal. fued and applied any fum or futns of money not exc^mg ten 
thoufand pounds^ upon account, for and towards. the fupport 
of the royal hofpital. at Gruntvuh, for the better maintenance of 
the feamen of the fatid hofpital, worn out and become decrepit 
in the fefvice of their country. 
. . XLV, And it is hereby alfo enadked. That out o( all or any 

10^. for X' '^^ ^>^^ ^ fupplies as aforefaid, there (hall and may bie ifliied 
office of ord- Md applied any fum or fatns of money not exceeding eiehtf fix 
saiTce for hnd thoufand inne hundred and twenty tnree pounds ten (hiliing^ 
fevicc, an J j^n pence, for or towards defraying the charge of the office 

of Drdnance for land fervice performea and to be performed^ 
and for defrayihg the extraordinary e^cpence of the oince of ordr 
nance for land fervice not provided for by parliament. 
XLVL And it if hereby Ukewifc ena^d ^ That oat of atf &r 

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any the aids or fupplics provided as aforefaid, there 'hallofj^j-- | 
may be iflued and applied any fum or fums of money, not ex- od. for the'° * 
ceeding one million two hundred and fourteen thoufand eight und forces 
hundred and nine pounds ten fhillings and nine pence, for or ^pdother fcr- 
towards maintaining his Majefty's land forces, and other fer- ^^^^' 
vices hereinafter more particularly exprefledj that is to fay, any 
fum of money not exceeding fix hundred and fifty one thoufand 
four hundred and eighty four pounds feventeen (hillings one pen* 
ny halfpenny, for defraying the charge of feventeen thoufand 
feven hundred and nine men, including commiflion and non- 
commiflion officers and invalids, for guards, garrifons and fist 
Independent companies for the fervice of the highlands, and other 
his Majefty's land forces in Great Britain^ Guernfey and Jerfey^ 
and other lervices relating to the forces for the year one thoufand 
feven hundred and thirty one; and any fum or fums of money^ 
not exceeding one hundred fixty nine thoufand eight hundred 
and thirty five pounds eight fl^iliings and one penny halfpenny^ 
for maintaining his Majefty's forces and garrifons in the planta- 
tions, Afinorca and Gibraltar^ and for provifions for the garrifons 
at Annapolis Royalj Plaantia and Gibraltar^ for the year one thou- 
fand feven hundred and thirty one ; and any fum or fums of mo- 
ney, not exceeding thirty two thoufand four hundredand eighty 
three pounds two [hillings and fix pence, upon account for out- 
penfioners oiChtlfea hofpital, for the year onethoufand feven hun- 
dred and thirty one, including the fum of feven thoufand pounds^ 
towards making good 4he deficiencies of the furplus of the de- 
ductions of poundage, and day's pay of the forcJics, and of the 
annual fums granted in parliament, on account of the expences 
of Chelfea hofpital, as eftimatcd on the twenty fourth day of Z)^- 
ambtr one thoufand feven hundred and twenty nine; and any 
fum or fums of money, not exceeding thirty thoufand nine hun- 
dred and twenty fix pounds five fhillings and eleven pence (ot 
defraying feveral extraordiiiary expences and fervices incurred^ 
and not provided for by parliament; and any fum or fums of 
money, not exceeding fixty one thoufand one hundred and fifty 
eight pounds fifteen (hillmgs and ten pence, upon account of 
hSf-pay to the reduced oflicers«of his Maje(ly*s land forces and 
marines, for the fervice of the year one thoufand feven hundred 
and thirty one ; fubje£t heverthelefs to fuch rules to be obferved 
in the application of the faid half-pay, as are herein after pre- 
fcribed concerning the fame ; and the fum of two hundred and 
forty one thoufand two hundred and fifty nine pounds one fhiUine 
and' three pence, for defraying the expence of twelve thoufand 
Heffians^ taken into his Majefty's pay for the fervice of the year 
one thoufand feven hundred and thiny one ; and any fum or fums 
of money, not exceeding twenty five thoufand pounds, for one 
year's fubfidy to the duke of Brunfwick Lunenburgh TVolftnbuttitt^ 
purfuant to a treaty dated the twenty fifth day of November one 
thoufiuid feven hundred and twenty feven; and any fum or fums 
of money, not exceeding two thoutand fix hundred and fixty two 
pounds, for paying off penfions tp the widows of fuch reduced 
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226 Anno quarto Geoj^gii II. C.9. [>73^. 

officers of his MajeAy's land forces and marines, as died upon 
the cftabliflimcnt of half-pay in Gnat Britain (and who were 
married to them before the twenty fifth day of December one 
thoufand feven hundred and fixteen) for the year one thoufand 
feven hundred and thirty one; which faid fum of two thoufand 
fix hundred and fixty two pounds ihall be iflfued to fuch perfon 
or perfons as his Majeily (hall, by warrant or warrants under 
bis royal fign manual, diredt or appoint to receive the fame, to 
be by him or them paid over to fuch widows of half-pay officers 
or their affigns, according to fuch eftabliihment, lifts or other di-« 
redtions, and with and fubjedt to fuch conditions, qualifications, 
dedu(5lions or other allowances for the fame, as his Majefty by 
fuch or the like warrant or warrants (hall be gracioufly pleafed, 
from time to time, to diredt or appoint. 
1 f de- XLVII. And it is hereby alfo enadted. That out of all or any 
fic5encics*of ' ^^ ^*^* ^^ fupplies provided as aforefaid, there (hall and may be 
former grants, iflued ami applied any fum or fums of money, not exceeding one 
hundred thirty four thoufand three hundrea and twelve pounds 
fourteen (Iiillings and fix pence, towards making good the defi- 
ciency of the grants for the year one thoufand feven hundred and 
thirty ; and any fum or fums of money, not exceeding thirty nine 
thoufand three hundred and fifty three pounds four millings and 
eleven pence, for making good the deficiency of the fund com- 
monly called The general fund, for raifing feven hundred twenty 
four thoufand eight hundred forty nine pounds fix (hillings and 
ten pence and one fifth part of penny, for the year ended at AC^ 
ehaelmas one thouland feven hundred and thirty; aqd any fum^ 
or fums of money, not exceeding five hundred ten thoufand four 
hundred pounds to difcharge fuch exchequer bills as remain un- 
cancelled, which were made forth in purfuance of an aft of the 
third year of his Majefty's reign, and were to be repaid out of 
the firll aids or fupplies to be granted in parliament, after the 
twenty ninth day of September one thoufand feven hundred and 
thirty, and, until fuch fupplies (hould be granted, were charged 
upon fuch furplus monies or favings, as from and after the twen- 
ty fifth day of A^ch one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, 
mould ari(e into the exchequer from the feveral duties and reve- 
nues then charged with the annuity or yearly fund of one hun- 
dred and fixty thoufand pounds, payable to the united company 
of mcrchznts of England trading to the EaJI'Indiesi and any fum 
or fums of money, not exceeding ten thoufand pounds, towards 
the maintenance of the Briti/h forts and fcttlements belonging 
to the Royal African company of England^ on the coaft of Africc, 
Thcfe fupplies XLVIil. And be it ena<Sted, That the faid aids or fupplies^ 
nottolKiilued provided as aforefaid, (hallnot be i(rued or applied to any ufe^ intent 
for any other or purpofe whaifocver, other than the ufes and purpolcs before 
**'^' pTicntioncd, or for the feveral deficiencies or other payments, di^ 

reded to befaiisficd thereout, by any particular clauieor elaufes 
for that purpofe contained in any other a6^ or a£ts of'this prefent 
felTion of parliament. 
XLIX. And as to the faid fum of fixty one thoufand 9fiehufv- 

« dred 



^73^ '} Anno quarto Gborgii II. c 9. azy 

ared arfd fifty eight pounds fifteen (hillings and ten pence, by 
this a<5t appropriated on account of half-pay as aforcfaid, it is 
hereby ena^^cd and declared by the authority aforefaid. That Rules to be 
the rules herein after prefcribed (hall be duly obferved in the ap- o^^<^f ved in 
plication thereof; that is to fay, that no perfon Ihall have or re- the ha?f. p^^ 
ceive any part of the fame, who was a piinor and under the age of 
lixteen ycar^, at the time when the regiment, troop or company, 
in which he ferved, was reduced 3 that no perfon (hall have or 
receive any part of the fame, except fuch perfons who did ac- 
tual fervice in fome regiment, troop or company ; that no per- 
fon having any other place or employment of profit, civil or mi- 
litary, under his Majefty, (hall have or receive any part of the 
faid half-pay J that no chaplain 6f any giarrifon or regimenti 
who has any ecclefiaftical benefice in Great Britain or Ireland^ 
(hall have or receive any of the faid half-pay ; that no per- 
fon (hall have or receive any part of the fame, who hath refign- 
ed his confmiiTion, and has had no commifTion fince; that no 
part of the fame (hall be allowed to any perfon by virtue of any 
warrant or appointment, except to fucn perfons who have been 
otherwlfe intitled to the fame as reduced officers ; and that no 
part of the fame (hall be allowed to any the oflRcers of the five 
regiments of dragoons and eight regiments of foot lately dif- 
banded in Ireland^ except to fuch as were lately taken off the 
cftabli(hmcnt of half-pay in Great Britain, 

L. And whereas by an act of parliament made in the third year of 
his Majejifs reign^ intituled^ An adt for raifing five hundred and . 
fifty thoufand pounds by exchequer bills, towards the fupply 
granted to his Majedy, and for the further application of the 
produce of the finking fund, for applying the arrears of former 
land Cdxes, for appropriating the fupplies granted in this fefiioh 
of parliatneht, and for giving relief, with tefpedt to an over-pay- 
ment to the land tax for the year one thoufand feveh hundred 
and twenty one, by the receiver general of the county of Sahp, 
feverdl fupplies which had been granted to his Majefly^ as is therein 
kentioned, were appropriated to fever al tifes andpurpofes therein ex^ 
prejfedy amongfl which any fum or fums of money ^ not exceeding Jix^ 
tyfour thoufand pounds^ was appropriated to be paid to the reduced 
officers of his Majeftfs land forces and marines^ fubjeff never thelefi 
to fuch rules to be obferved in the application of the faid half-pay^ as 
in and by the aforefaid aSf were preferibed in that behalf: now it is Overplus of 
hereby provided, enavfted and declared, by the authority afore- the fum for 
faid. That fo much of the faid fum of fixty four thoufand pounds ^^'^uccd offi- 
as is or (hall be more than fufficient to fatisfy the faid reduced of bft^ft ffiurf^ 
officers, according to the faid rules by the faid a(5t prefcribed to to be difpofcd 
be obferved in the application thereof, or any part of fuch over- tuthewompaf. 
plus, (hall or may be difpofed of to fuch officers who are maim- fionate lift. 
ed or loft their limbs in the late wars, or fuch others as by rea- 
fon of their long fervice or otherwife, his Majefty (hall judge to 
be proper objeds of c(iarity, or to the widows or children of 
ibcb officers, according to fuch warrant or warrants under his 
'Majef^'s royal fign manual, as (hall be fi£;ned in that behalf; 
' • 0,2 any 



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218 Anno quarto GeoRGII II. c. 10. (<73<*' 

any thing in this a£t, or the faid former acft, to the contrary not- 

notwithftanding. 

Qaufe in aid of thofe who have loft exchequer bills, &c. EXP. 

CAP. X. 

An aH to enable iieots and Umatich^ who are feifed or pof- 
JeJJed of eftiUiS in fee^ or for Uves^ or terms of year Sj in 
trujij or by way of mortgage^ to make conveyances^ fur- 
renders or alignments offucb efiates. 

' H £ R £ A S many inconveniendei iff and may arifey by reafin 
that perfom being ideoty lunaticky or Non compos mentis, 
baving ejlates in landsy tenements or hereditamentSy in tru/l only for 
other Sy or by way of mortgagey cannot (though by the dire ff ion of the 
Ceftuy que Truft, or mortgagor) convey any Jure eftate in any fucb 
landsy tenements or hereditamentSy to any other perfon or perfom \ 
for remedy thereof, be it enadted by the King's moft excellent 
majefty, by and with the advice and confent of the lorda fpiritual 
and temporal and commons in this prefent parliament aflembled» 
Ideots or la- and by the authority of the fame. That from and after the twcn« 
naticks feifed ty fourth day of June one thoufand feven hundred and thirty one, 
o^ ^*I^* *** it (hall and may oe lawful to and for any fuch perfon or perfons, 
make conv^- ^^6 i^cot, lunatick or Non compos mentis^ or for the committee 
ancet, &c. ^' or committees of fuch perfon or perfons, in his, her or tbeif 
fiich eilates. name or names, by the direction of the lord chancellor of Great 
Britainy or the lord keeper or commiffioners of the great feal of 
Great Britain for the time being, figniiied by an ^er made, 
upon hearing all parties concerned, on the petition of the per- 
fon or perfons, for whom fuch perfon or perfons bein^ ideot, lu- 
natick or Non compos mentisy (ball be feifed or poileffed in truf^ 
or of the mortgagor or mortgagors, or of the perfon or perfons 
intitled to the monies fecured by or upon any lands, tenements 
or hereditaments, whereof any fuch perfon or perfons bein^ 
ideot, lunatick, or Non compos mentisy is or are or (hall be feifed 
or poflefled by way of uiortgagc, or of the perfon or perfons in- 
titled to the redemption thereof, to convey and afTure any fuch 
lands, tenements or hereditaments, in fuch manner as the lord 
chancellor of Great Britainy or lord keeper or commiffioners of 
the great feal of Great BritaiUy (hall by fuch order fo to be ob- 
tained dire<5t, to any other perfon or perfons ; and fuch convey- 
ance or a'fTurance, 10 to be had and made as aforefaid, (hall bei 
as good and eife<5hjal in law, to all intents and purpofes whatfo- 
ever, as if the faid perfon or perfons being ideot, lunatick or Non 
compos mentiSy was or were, at the time of the making fuch con- 
veyance or aflurance, of fane mind, memory and underflanding, 
and not ideot, lunatick or Non compos mentiSy or had by him, heir 
or themfelves executed the fame; any law, cuflom or ufage to 
the contrary in any wife notwithftanding. 
Ideotf &c or ^^' ^^^ ^^ ^' further ena<fted by 3ie authority afbrefiddi 
their (X)inmit. ^^'^^^ ^'^ ^"^ ^^^ ^^^^ perfon and perfons being ideot, lunatick 
tceiy may be or Non compos mentis^ and only truftee or truftees^ mortgpiceo or 

I iBort* 



1731J Anno quarto GeoRGII II. c. 11,12. ^29 

ihortgagccs as aforefaid, or the committc or committees of all u au 

and every fuch perfon and perfons, being ideot, lunatick or Non wS^to make 
€mpos mentis^ and only fuch truftee or mortgagee as aforefaid, conveyances, 
(hall and may be impowered and compelled, by fuch order fo as &c. 
aforefaid to be obtained, to make fuch conveyance or convey- 
ances, affbrance or affurances as aforefaid, in like manner as 
truftees or mortgagees of fane memory are compellable to con- 
vey, furrender or affign their truft cftatcs or mortgages. 

CAP. XI, 

An a£l for continuing the duty of two pennies Scott, or one (ixth imrt of 
a penny fterltng, upon every Scots pint of ale and beer, that (hall be 
vended or fold within the town of Dundee and privileges thereof, for 
paying the publick debts of the faid town, repainng the harbour there, 
and for other purpofes therein mentioned. 

The duty of two pennies Scots continued for S5 years, from 15 March 
1 73 1, &c. Truftees may affign over the duty. Overfeers appointed. Debts 
of the town to be laid before the overfeers. New overfeers to be eleded 

Scafe of death, &c. Additional provifion for the minifters of Dundee. 
utinued hj 10 Geo. a. c. 17. 

CAP. XII. 
An ^^ ^0 continue the duties far encouragement of the coinage 

of money . 

May it pieafe your moll excellent Majefty, 

WHEREAS great benefit and advantage did accrue /^ Eng- 
land hy one aS of parliament paffed in the eighteenth year of 
the reign of his majefly King Charles the Second^ intituled^ An aft i8Car.»«c. 5. 
for encouraging of coinage, and continued by another a5l made in 
fbe twenty fifih year of the reign of his faid majejiy King Charles, as Car. ». c. s. 
intituled^ An a6t for continuing a former a£t concerning coinage, 
htb which faid a^s were revived by an aSf made in the firft year of 
the reign 0/ his myefiy King James the Second^ and were continued ' J*^* *• ^* 7« 
by aft a£f made in the fourth year of King William and ^ueen Mary, ♦W.ft M.c.24. 
fff bUJfed memory^ and were further continued by an ait made in the 
twelfth year of the reign of the faid late King William, and were i» VV. 3. c. 1 1. 
^ ' -• *r « __^ • '^ I'gygfith year of the reign of 

memory^ ana then extended 7 Ann. c, 04. 

, ^ ibyanaStmadeinthefirJi 

year of the reign of his late mafefiy King George the Firjl^ of gh- iGeo.i. ftat.a. 
rious memory^ to be in force for feven years from the firft day of^*^i' 
March one thoufand feven hundred and fifteen ^ and until the end of 
the firft feffim of parliament then next following-^ and were further 
continued by another a^ made in the ninth year of his faid late Majejlfs ^^^* '•^' '^' 





tinuedj the encouragement given thereby will ceafe^ and this kingdom 
hi deprived for the future of fo great a goody as it hath for many 
years loft pafi enjoyed: now we vour Majefty's mod dutiful and 
Joral ^bjefts, the commons ot Great Britain in parliament af- 
• ^ 0.3 fc»- 



230 Anno quarto G£ORG][i II. c. i^ ['7JJ. 

fembled, do give and grant unto your Majcfty, the rates, duties 
and impoCtions herein after mentioned, for and during the term 
and time herein after cxprefledj and do humbly pray that it 
. may be enacSled, and be it enaiJted by the King's mod excellent 
coutiXd^^^^ majefty, by and with the advice aod confent of the lords fpiri- 
fcvcn years, tual and temporal, and commons, in this piefent parliament 
Farther conii- aflemblcd, and by the authority of the fame, That fuch and the 
niud by li^e rates, duties and impofitions, as by the* faid a<5t of parliament 

19Gco.2c.14, ^f ^j^g eighteenth year of King CkarUs the Second were granted, 
and by the faid fubfequent a«s were continued, for and upon 
the importation of wines, vinegar, cyder, beer, brandy an4 
ftrong waters imported, during the refpedlive terms or times 
therein mentioned, fhall be further continued, and be paid and 
payable to his Majefty, his heirs and fucceflbrs, for and upon 
all wines, vinegar, cyder, beer, brandy and ftrong waters which 
Ihall'b:; imported or brought into Great Britain withiti or during 
the fpace of feven years, to commence froin the firft day of March 
one thoufand feven hundred and thirty, and until the end of the 
rtrft fefTion of parliament then next following and no longer, an4 
that all the faid former a6ts, and all other adls of parliament 
concerning coinage, and every of them, and every cbufe, ar- 
ticle and fentence in them or any of them contained, now being 
in force, ftiall be and are by virtue of this a6l continued, and 
fhall be in force, and be duly put in execution, for and during 
all fjch time and term as are before mentioned, as fully zxii cN 
fedlually, as if the fame wc^re particularly repeated and re-en- 
zAtd in the body of this prefent a6l; any former law, ftatute, 
provifipn, matter or thing whatfoeyer to the contrary notwith^ 
jlanding. 

II. And to the epd the iniporters of gold and filver into the 
mints of England 2nd Scotland rc(pt6\ivt]yj may not be difcouraged 
by any deficiency of the revenue by this a6t fettled for defraying 
the coinage thereof, be it further ena<9ed by the authority amrC' 
Treafury, out faid. That it (hall-and may be lawful to and for the commiflioners 
of the mohics of the treafury, or any three or more of them now being, oi; 
aft^'of otCr" ^^® ^^^^ ^*S^ treafurer, or any three or more of the commif- 
publick fup- fioners ofthe treafury for the time being, out of the monies arifing 
plies.to defray by this a<5t, or out of any other publick fupplies granted or to be 
the opcncci granted by parliament, to caule fo much money to be applied, 
ot the mints. ^^ fl^^u ^^ neccflary for defraying the expencesof the faid mint^ 
of England and Scotland rcfpedively, by way of impreft, and up- 
on account for that fervice, fo as the fame, together with the 
coinage duties arifing by this a<ft, do not exceed in any one 
year, the fum of fifteen thoufand pounds, and fo as the faid mo- 
nies be iflfued out of the exchequer of Great Britain to the maftq 
of the mint in England and the mafter of the mint in Scotlmi 
rcfpcftivcly, for the faid purpofes. 



CAP. 



173 1 •] Anno quarto Georgii II. c. 1 3, 14. 23 1 

CAP. XIIL 

An aft for the further continuing the duties granted by in aft pafibd in tb« 
parliament of Scotland in the year one thoufand Hx hundred and nine- 
ty five, and continued by an aft pafTed in the year one thoufand feven 
hundred and feven, for paying off the debts ot the town of Aberdeen 
and for the other pubhck ufes of the faid town. 

The duty id. Scots upon ale fold in Aberdeen further continued for 15 
years. Magiftrates of Aberdeen appointed truftees. Ovcrfeers to order 
the works. Truftees may aflign over the duties for monies to be borrowed* 
Overfeers dying, furvivon mzy choolb others. 

CAP. XIV. 

j4n aff to prevent frauds in the revenue of excife^ with re^ 

fpeSl to ftarcby coffee^ tea and chocolate. 

WHEREAS the laws rel(^ting to the duties upon Jlarch have 
not in many injiances been found fo effe^ual as is necejfary 
for the raifmg^ levying and collecting the duties thereby intended to be 
raifed^ levied and colU^id^ nor fufficient to prevent the frauds that 
have been committed^ and are Jiill carrying on by the makers of flarchy 
to the great damage and lofs of the fair traders^ and to the leffening 
of the revenue \ be it ena^ed by the Kiiig's moft excelliei>t maje- After 14 jun« 
ily, by and with the advice and confent of the lot'd$ fpiritual lysi.allitarch 
and temporal and cgmmons, in this prefent parliament aflemr makers to ufe 
bled, and by the authority of the fame. That from and after "^^j^ . 
the twenty fourth day of ^une one thoufand feven hundred and lon^boxcs*^ * 
thirty one, all and every maker or makers of (larch (hall make only, for 
ufe of regular, fquarc or oblong boxes only, for boxing and diamiiwr their 
draining their green ftarch, before the fame (hall be dried m the S'^j '^*'*i 
ftove,and that if any fuch maker of ftarch (hall make ufe of any o- ° c» "re 10 , 
ther fort of box or bafket, or any other kind of vcflcl whatfoever, 
for the purpofes aforefaid, he, (he or they (hall, for every fuch 
gflfence, forfeit ^nd pay the fum of ten pounds ; and that the 
proper officer for the duties upon (larch may know the exa^fl time 
when fuch ftarch (hall be put into fuch boxes a$aforefaid,andmay 
not by unnece(rary delays be hindered from giving due attendance) 
to his other buftnefs, by which means his other bq(inefs mu(l 
either be negledted, or an opportunity given to the makers of 
ftarch tp cpmn^it frauds ; be it further enabled by the authority 
aforefaid. That from and after the faid twenty fourth day oijune Starch makers 
all and every maker of ftarch, refiding within the limits ot the within the 
weekly bills of mortality, is and are hereby required to give no- ^cekly bills to 
tice in writing of his,her or their intention to put any green ftarch fffi^Ji^whcn^ 
into any fuch boxes as aforefaid, to the proper officer or officers they box any 
for the duties upon ftarch, twelve hours at Icaft before he, flic green flarchi* 
or they fli^U begin to box the famej and that all and every maker '"P"" bctore ; 
9f ftarch, living out of tha limits aforefaid, is and are hereby biUslTJ-Vours, 
required to give fuch notice as aforefaid, to the proper officer or 
pfficers for the duties upon ftarch,twenty four hours at leaft before 
Jie, (he or they (hall begin to box any green ftarch, on pain of 
^jfeiting and paying the fym of twenty pounds, and that all 



2J2 Anno quarto Georgii II. o 14. D73^- 

and every maker of (larch (haU, within the fpace of two hoars, 
after fucn notice in writing by them refpedively (hall have been 
given as aforefaid, begin to box or put in boxes, all their green 
itarch, and (hall from thence continue to box and put into 
boxes, all and every part of their green (larch, that (hall then 
be in readinefs and condition fit to be boxed, till the whole 
making is boxed, fo that the proper officer may hskve a gage 
Forfeiture »ol. of the whole making in the boxes, on pain of forfeiting and 

gaying the fum of twenty pounds. 
Removing W* And be it further eliadtcd by the authority afore£ud^ That 

ftarch before if any maker or makers of (larch (hall remove or caufe to be re- 
weighed for- moved any quantity whatever of (larch, after the fame (hall be 
feits 50 1. dried, out of his, her or their (love or ftoves^ or out of any 
other place or places mide ufe of by them for the drying of 
(larch, before the fame has been weighed, and an account taxen 
hereof by the proper officer appointed for that purpofe, he, (he 
♦ 6r they, (nail refpedlively forfeit and pay the fum of fifty pounds. 

Officers of ex- IH« And be it further enacted by the authority afore(aid. That 
cife may feize it (hall and miy be lawful for any officer or officers of excife or 
amy fufpeftcd cudoms, to k\tt any quantity of (larch or hair powder, together 
ftarch, ^jjj^ ^j^g hQifes and package containing the fame, that (m11 be 

found in any (hip or veficl, or (hall be carrying in any cart or 
w;^gon, or in any other carriage whatfoever, where they (hail 
have good re^fon to fufpecfl and believe the fame hath been 
made in fome private workhoufe or other place, or clandeftinely 
imported without payment of any duty, or that the fame is 
ftarch or hair powder, which hath been exported and relanded 
again, after the duty had been repaid and drawn back for the 
fame, at the time of exportation thereof, and that after fuch 
feizure (hall have been made, the faid refpedlive officer or offi- 
cers of excife or cuftoms are hereby required, within ten days 
next after fuch feizure, to exhibit an information before any 
three or more of his Majefty*s commifTioners of excife, or any 
two or more juftices of the peace reliding near the place where 
any fuch feizures (hall be made, and if at the hearing of fuch 
information, the party in whofe poffeffion any fuch ftai^ch or 
hair powder hath been found, does not make it appear that the 
duty hath been paid for the fame, all the faid ftarch and h»r 
powder To feized. for the caufes aforefaid, (hall be forfeited to- 
gether with the horfes and package contained in the fame ; and 
ty was paid, the perfon in whofe pofleffion fuch ftarch or hiair powder (hall 
iil* -^ ^ found, (hall like wife forfeit and pay the fum of five poiinds 
*"" for every hundred weight, and fo in proportion for any greater 

or lefTer quantity ; and the faid commiffioners or juftices of the 
peace (hall then proceed to give judgment for the forfeiture of 
the faid ftarch or hair powder, together with the horfes and 
package containing the fame, and likewife for the forfeiture of 
the faid fum, in proportion as aforefaid. 

IV. Provided always, and be it eoaSed by the authority afore- 
faid, That in cafe any officer or officers for the duties upon 
ftarch, or any o^cer or officers of the cttftoms» (halt havecauife 

to 



and (ball with- 
in 10 days ex- 
hibit an in- 
formation be- 
fore commif- 
fioners of ex- 
cife, or two 
juftices. 
Such ftarch 
forfeited, if 
not made ap- 
pear that the 
duty 
and 
jftvcry c. wt. 



Officers by 
warrant may 
fearch for 



173 1 •] Anno quarto GsoRGiI. II C. 14. 233 

to iufftA that ftarch is privately making in any place or places ^rch con- 
whatfoever, or that any ftarch is lod^ or concealed in any^^*^- 
place or places whatfoever, with an intent to defraad his Ma- 
jefty of his duty ; then and in every fuch cafe, upon oadr made 
by fuch officer or officers before the commifltoners for the duties 
upon ftarch, or any one or more of them, or before one or more 
juftice or juftices of the peace, refiding near the place where fuch 
officer or officers (hall fufpeft the fame to be privatetv makings 
or to be lodged or concealed, fetting forth the grouna of his or 
their fufpicion, it (hall and may be lawful to and for the faid 
commiffioner or commiffioners, juftice or ju(tices of the peace 
refpedively, before whom fuch affidavit or affidavits (hall be' 
made, if he or they (hall judge it reafonable, by fpecial warrant 
under his or their refpeAive hands and feals, to authorize and 
impower fuch officer or oflRcers, by day or by night (but if in 
the night, then in the prefence ot a conftabie or other lawfiil 
officer of the peace) to enter into aU and every fuch place or' Penalty (b^ 
places, where he or they (hall fo fufpeA that any ftarch is fo ^"J^""* 
privately making, lodged or concealed, and to feizc and carry "*'^** 
away all fuch ftarch as they (hail there find fo privately making, 
together with all the materials that (hall be there ready and pre- 
paring for the making of ftarch, and likewife all fuch. ftarch as 
they mall find (6 lodged and concealed in any place or places 
whatever, as forfeited, for the ufe of fuch perfons as by this aft 
is hereafter direded, together with all and every the boxes, and 
all and every other thing or things, wherein the (ame (hall be 
contained, and the perfon or perfons that (hall be found fo pri- 
vately making (hurch as aforefaid, or the perfon orperfbns in 
whofe pofTeffion any ftarch (hall be found, unlefs he, me or they 
do make it appear that the duty has ba;n paid for the fame as 
aforefaid, (hall refpedively forfeit and pay the ftim of fifty, 
pounds ; and if any perfon or perfons whatever (hall let, ob- 
ftru6t or hinder any of the aforefaid officers from entring any 
fuch place or places for the purpofes aforefaid, or in (tizing and 
carrying away any ftarch, or any materials for the making ci 
ftarch, which is and are before declared to be forfeited for the 
caufes aforefaid, togetherwith all and ef ery the boxes, thing or 
things wherein the fame is contained, the perfon or perfons of- 
fending therein (hall for every fuch offence forfeit and pay the 
fum of fifty pounds. 

V. And for the better preventing frauds and abufes in the Penalty for 
making of hair powder, be it further enabled by the authority mixing with 
aforefaid, That from and after the twenty fourth day of Jftfii^^^^ 
one thoufand feven hundred and thirty one, if any maker orj^^ *^' 
ipakers of hair powder, or any perfumer, peruke-maker, barber» 
or any feller or fellers of or dealers in hair powder (hall mix or 
caufe to be mixed, any powder of alabafter, plaifter of paris, 
tglk, chalk, whiting, lime, or any other material or materials of 
any other kind or nature whatfoever (rice firft made into ftarch, 
and fweet fcents only excepted) with any (brch, or with any 
{lowder of ftarch to be made vie of for making ot hair powder, 

tod 



^34 Anno quarto Georgii II. c. 14^ 1^73 J i 

and fliall make or caufe to be made.any hair powdery with any 
of the materials before mentioned, or with any other material 
or materials of any other kixid or nature whatfoever, other than 
jdarch or powder of ftarch, or of rice firil mac)e into ftarch, and 
fhall ufe, fell or offer to fell, any hair powder fo mixed or made, 
he, (he or they fhall forfeit all the hair powder fp mixed or made, 
and likewife the fum of twenty pounds. 
Makers of ^I« And be it further enadted by the authority aforefaid, 

bair powder That all and every perfon or perfons, who is, are or (hall be a 
to make true maker or makers of hair powder, (hall at the chief office of cx- 
«tS*coffice ^^'^ ^^ London^ or at the office X)f excife next adjoining to the 
place where he, (he or they (hall refpe6lively inhabit or relide, 
n;iake a true entry in writing of his, her or their refpedlive place 
or places of abode, together with all and every the workhoufe 
or workhoufes, and all and every other place or places whatfo- 
ever, that (hall be made ufe of by any perfon or perfons what- 
foever, for the making of hair powder, on pain of fqrfciting and 
paying the fum of twenty pounds. 
Officers may ^I- And be it further enaded by the authority aforefaid, 
enter work- That it (hall and may be lawful for any officer or officers for the 
houfes, &c. to duties upon (larch, at all times by day, at his or their requejft, 
examine hair ^^ ^^^^^ jjj^ houfe or houfes, workhoqfe or workhoufes, and all 
^* ^' :|txd every other place or places whatfoever, belonging to or that 

(hall be made ufe of by any perfon or perfons, for the making 
of hair powder, and likewise the (hop or (hops belonging to any 
perfumer, peruke-maker,.barber, or other feller or fellers of or 
dealers in hair powder, and there to examine all and every par- 
cel or parcels of hair powder, and to carry away any fample or 
parcel of the fame, paying a reafonable price for the fame, 
' according to the price that hair powder (hall then com- 
monly bear and be fold for ; and if upon examination of the 
hair powder fo bought, it (hall appear that the fame is mixed, 
or made with any alabafier, plaifter of Paris, talk, chalk, whi- 
ting, liin.e9 or with any other material or materials of any other 
kind or nature whatfoever, other thati (larch or p6wder of (larch 
(rice fird made into (larch and fweet fcent only as before except- 
ed) the perfon or perfons in whofe cudody the fame (hall have 
been found, (hall forfeit and pay the fum of twenty pounds. 
Penalty for VIII. And be it further enac5ted by the authority aforefaid, 
having in cu« That if any (larch -maker or (larch-makers, powder-maker or 
K^ '"y ***• powder-makers, dealer or dealers in h^r powder whatfoever, 
baftcr, Sec. ^ji have in his, her or their poflcflion, any alabader, plaider 
of Paris^ talk, chalk, whitipg, lime, or anv other material or 
materials whatfoever, befides (larch or powcier of (larch, or of 
rice fird made into darch, for, the inaking, mixing or counter- 
feiting of hair powder, he, (he or they (hall forfeit all and 
every the faid material or materials, and likewife the fum of ten 
pounds. 
Penalty for IX. And be it further cqadled by the authority aforefaid, 

not permit- That if any darch-maker or darch-makers, or maker or makers 
ting officers to q( j^^ir powder, or perfumer^ peruke-ipal^cr or bHr))^') or any 

' ' pthcp 



173 1-] Anno quarto Gioitoii 11. c, 14; 23$ 

other feller or fellers of or dealers in ^air powder, upon du,c re- enter ware- 
queft or demand made by any fuch ofiiccr or officers as afore- ***^**^^'» ^^• 
faid, in the day-time, (hall refufe to permit, or (hall not permit 
fuch officer or officers .to enter and gQ into all and every the 
vrorkhoufe or workhoufes, (hop or mops, and all and every 
other place or places belonging to or that (hall be made ufe of 
by him, her or them, fpr the makii^g or keeping of any hair 
powder, or (hall refufe to fuSer or permit any fuch gfficer or 
officers to examine, and to take and carry away with Jiim or 
them, any parcel or fample of' h^r povyder, upon his or their 
offering to pay for the fame the price that hair powder (hall 
)hen commonly bear and be fold for, every fuch perfon or pcr- 
fons as aforefaid, (hall for every fuch offence forfeit and pay the 
fum of twenty ppunds. 

X. And be it further epadled by the authority aforefaid. That Penalties to 
all the penalties and forfeitures incurred by any perfon or per- be (bed for, as 
fons, for any offence or offences committed by them contryy **y tj?* law»ot 
to this acl, (hall be fued for, levied, recovered and mitigated by **^* *' 

fuch ways and means, as any penalty or forfeiture for any oily 
fence or offences committed by any perfon or perfons, againfl 
any of the laws of excife, or cither of them, can or may be fued 
for, levied, recovered or mitigated, or by adlion of debt, bill, 
plaint or information in any of his Majefty's courts of record at 
IVeftminftery wherein no efiQin, prote^ion or wager of law, or 
more than one imparlance (hallbe;^llowed ; and that one moiety 
of every fuch penalty or forfeiture (hall beto his Majefty, his heirs 
and fuccedbrs, and the other moiety to him or them that (hall 
clifcover, inform or fue for the fame within fix months next 
pfter the offence committed. 

XI. And whereas feveral ill iifpofed perfons do frequently dye^ 
fabricate or manufa^iure^ very great quantities of floe leaves^ liquorifi 
leaves^ and the leapes of tea that have been be/ore ufedj or the leaves 
of other trees y fbruh\ or plants in imitation of tea^ and do likewifi 
mix J colour yjlain cmd dye fuch leaves^ and liJttivife tea, with Term 
Japonica, j^^, moloJfeSj clay, logwood^ and with other ingredients, 
and do fell and vend the fame as trite and real tea, to the prejudice of 
the health of his Majeflfs fubje^s, the diminution of the revenue, and 
to the ruin of the fair trader : for remedy of fqch frauds and abufes 

for the future, be it ena£ted by the authority aforefaid. That P«"*^Q^ ^®F 

from and after the twenty ninth day of September one thoufand %l^*«*<»^f 

feven hundred and thirty one, if any perfon or perfons, who ^' 

(hall be a dealer in or feller of tea, (hall dye, fabricate or manu* 

fadture any (loe leaves, liquori(h leaves, or the leaves of tea that 

have been ufcd, or the leaves of any other tree, (hrub or plant 

in imitation of (ea, or (hiill mix, colour, (lain or dye fuch leaves 

or tea, with Terra Japonica, fugar, molofles, clay, logwood, or 

with any other ingredients or materials whatfoever, or (hall fell 

and vend, or utter, offer or cxpofe to fale, or (hall have in his, 

her or their cuffody or poffeffion, any fuch dyed, fabricated or 

tnanufa6lured leaves in imitation of tea, or any fuch coloured,^ 

ilUined or dyed leaves, or tea mixed with any of the in^redientsf 

' ' before 



ajS Anno quarto GEORGii 11. C.i^: ^1731- 

before mentioned, or with any other ingredients v^hatfoever, 
fuch perfon or perfons (hall refpc6tivcly, for every pound of 
fuch leaves fo dyed, fabricated or manufadhired in imitation of 
tea, and for eveiy pound of fuch mixed, coloured, ftained or 
dyed leaves or tea, forfeit and pay the fum of ten pounds. 

XII. And whereas great quanttties of cocoa nutjhels and bu/ks 
hetve been lately imported^ and after fuch Importation are fabricated 
and worked up^ Jo as to imitate either coffee or chocilatey and then 
after are vended and fold as fuch j to the endangering the healths 
ef his Majefbfsfubje^Sy and to the great diminutton and lejfimng of 
the inland duties charged upon thoje commodities: for preventing 
Penalty for thereof, be it enaded by the authority aforefaid. That if any 
importing ^rfon or perfons from and after the twenty ninth day of Sep^ 
cocoa nutflicls tember one thoufand fcven hundred and thirty one, (hall import 
©r haflu with- jj^y cocoa nutlhels or hufks, without the nuts thereunto be- 
out the nuts, hmging, it (hall and may be lawful for any of his Majefly'tf 
officers of the cuftoms, excife, or the faid inland duties, to feize 
and fecure the fame, wherever fuch cocoa nut(hels or hufks (haU 
be imported or found, together with the bags, boxes and other 
package where the fame mall be contained, and that after fuch 
Kizure the faid cocoa nut(hels or huflcs, together with the bags 
and other package, Audi be condemned according to due fomr 
of law, and after fuch condemnation, fuch cocoa nutfhds or 
hufks (hall be deftroyed or otherwife difpofed of as his Majefty's 
6ommi(rioners of the cuftoms, excife or inland duties refpe^ve- 
K concerned, or any three or more of them (hall think fit to 
me&. and appoint ; and for the encouragement of his Majefty^i 
find officers tO' difcover the importation of fuch cocoa nutlhels, 
and hufks, his Majefly's commiflioners of the cuftoms-, excife 
aYid inland duties rcfpeflSvely concerned, or any three or more 
of them, «re hereby authorized and required to reward any 
foch officer or officers, making feizure of fuch cocoa nutfhels or 
hu(ks imported as aforefaid, in any Aim not exceeding twenty 
(hillings per hundred weight, out ot the duties arifing upon the 
importation of cocoa: nuts, or by the inland duties upon choco- 
hte, or either of them. 

CAP. XV. 

An a£i for importing from bis Majefty^s plantations in A- 
merica direOly into Ireland, goods not enumerated in anf 
ail of parliament. 

WHEREAS by fever al aSls of parliament made in this lii^' 
dom^ and now tn force^ it is ena^ed^ That no fugars^ to- 
baccoy cotton^ wooU indigo^ gif^gfr^ fpeckle wood or Jamaica wood^ 
fufiicky or other dying wood^ riccy molaffeSy beaver fkins^ and other 
furSy copper ore^ pitchy tar^ turpentine ^ maJlSj yards and bowJPrightSj 
of the growthy product or manufaSlwre of any of his majeftfs 
tandsy ipindsy plantations or colonies in America, Jhall be carriedy 
conveyed or imported from any of the faid plantations to any landy 
territcryy dominioUy tort or place whatfoever^ other than to fiuh 
Other plantations as ao belong to his M^jeftyy his heirs andfucctjirsy 

or 



173 <•] Anno qtiarto GeoRGII IL c. 15. 237 

or to the kingdom j/* Great Britain : and whereas by an aSf ofpar-- 7 & 8 W. 5. 
liament made in this kingdom in the feventh and eighth years of the ^•*** 
reign of King William the Thirds intituled^ An a<ft for prevent- 
ing frauds and regulating abufes in the plantation trade : it is 
(among other things) ena^iedj That it Jhall not be lawfulj on any 
pretence whatfoeviVy to put on Jbore in the kingdom of Ireland 
any goods or merchandizes of the growth or produ^ of any of his 
Majejiy^s plantations in America, unlefs the fame have been frft 
landed in the kingdom of England, dominion of Wales, or town 
of Berwick upon Tweed, and paid the rates and duties wherewith 
they are chargeable by lawj under the penalty of the forfeiture of tbf 
Jhip and goods : and whereas the faid aif of the feventh and eighth 
years of bis faid late majefty King William the Thirdj bath been 
conjiruid to extend to prohibit the importing from his Maiefifs 
plantations in America into the kingdom of Ireland, as well fueb 
goods and mercbandife of the growth or produ^ of bis Majefiy^ s faii 
plantations as are not enumirated^ as tbofe goods and merchandize of 
the growtby produ^ or numufaOure ojf the faid plantations which 
are in the feveral aUs for that pwrpofe enumerated^ and required t$ 
be imported into this kingdom of Great Britain, or to feme other of 
the faid plantations^ to the great prejudice of the trade and naviga^ 
tion of this his Majejly's kingdom «/* Great Britain, and his Atajeflfs 
faid plantations : for remedy whereof be it ena^^ed, and it if Goods not 
hereby cnadted by the King's moft excellent majefty, by and 5n"m«««d 
with the advice and confent of the lords fpiritual and temporal |||^i|2^m^t 
9nd commons, in this prefeat parliament aflembled, and by the ^^ be im- 
authority of the Cune, That it fh^ and may be lawful to iair ported into 
port into the faid kingdom of h-eland from his Majefty's plantar f^*?^^"^ 
tions in Americay and to land and put on (bore in the bXA kio^ cms mB^fli 
dom oi Ireland^ all goods and merchandises of the growth, proH flu^ &c. 
dud or mani^&ure of any of his Majefty'a faid plantatioog 
(except fugars, tobacco, cotton, wool, indigo, ginger, fpeckle 
wood or Jamaica wood, fiiftick, or other dying woo^ rice, nio»- 
lafles, beaver ikins, and other furs, copper-ore, pitch, t^r, tur- 
pentine, mafts, yards and bowfprights, of the growth, produft 
or manufadhire of the faid plantations) 1 any thing in the (aid 
recited aA of the (eventh and eighth years of bis; faid late m^ 
jefty King WilUam the Third, or in any other act contained, pc 
any law or ufage to the contrary thereof in any wife notwithr- 
ftanding. Ef^Uaodne 

II. Provided always. That the eoods and merchandize to be ^ ^^J^JS!^ 
imported into the faid kingdom of Ireland from his Majefty*:S ^^^S]/ 
plantations in America^ by virtue of this ad, (hall be importcfl JG.ft.c.o. 
in Briti/h (hipping, whereof the mafter and three fourths of the 
marinas at leaft are Briti/h, 



CAP. 



138 Ahno quiartt) GioKdh 11. c. li: 1 1 73 1 ; 

C A P. XVI. 

Jn aff to prevint the ftealing of lineriy fujlian and cotton 
goods and wares from fields^ grounds and other places ufed 
for whitenings bleaching or drying the fame. 

Kepeakd by TT^^ ^^^ "^^^^ cffe<5tual preventing of thefts frequently com- 

iSGco.i.c.i;. 3} mitted in fields or grounds and othef places ufed for white* 

ning, bleaching or drying of linen, fuflian and cotton goods or 

wares ; may it pleafe your Majefty that it may be enddled, and 

be it enatfted by the King's moft excellent majefty, by and with 

the advice and confent of the lords fpiritual and temporal and 

commons, in this prefent parliament aiTembled, and by the 

St6alin{^ from authority of the fame. That all and every perfon and perfons,' 

whitening ^j^q ^x any time after the twenty fourth day of June one thou- 

¥^^utl\ t'r &nd feven hundred and thirty one (hall by day or night feloni- 
any linen, occ. /* • /« • i ' • ^/i ,% -tr ti 

tothcvalucof oufly take, fteal and carry away, or who (hall wilfulry or ma- 

los. licioufly hire, or procure for money or other reward, any other 

perfon or perfons fclonioufly to take, fteal and carry away", oul 
of or from any whitening or bleaching croft, lands, fields or 
grounds, bowking-houfe, drying-houfe or other building, ground 
or place made ufe of by any whitfter, crofter, bowker or bleacher 
for whitening, bowking, bleaching or drying any linen, fuftian 
or cotton cloth, or cloth worked, woven or made of any cotton 
arid linen yarn (nixed, or any thread, linen or cotton yam, linen 
or cotton tape, incle, filleting^ laces, or anv other linen, fuftiait 
t>r cotton goods or wares whatfoever, laia, placed or expofed 
to be whitened, bowked, bleached or dried in any fuch white- 
ning, bowking, bleaching or drying croft, lands, fields, grounds, 
houfes, buildings or other places, to the value of ten millings, 
or buying or ©r who ftvall buy or receive any fuch goods or vrares, knowing 
famc^know* tlie fame to be ftolen, (hall be deemed adjudged and taken to 
ing it tcTbc ' ^ * Mon and felons, and every perfon offending in the pre- 
itoien, mifies, being convided thereof according to due form of law, 

(hall be and is hereby declared to be guilty of felony, and (hall 
is felony with- fuiffer death as in cafe« of felony without benefit of clergy, un- 
out benefit of |^pg j|^^ judge or court before whom fuch trial and canvi<ftioh 
or the judge ^"l' ^> ^^' thxvk it reafottable upon the circumftances of the 
mav order him csfej that the party oiFending, inftead of fuftering death, fhould 
to be tnmC be tranfported to lome of his Majefty's colonies or plantations 
pw^«*» beyond the feas; in which cafe it ftiall and may be lawful for 

fuch judge or Court, of for any fubfequent court, with the like 
- -authority as thfc fomref,- to be holden for the fame county, 
riding, divifion, liberty or place where fuch felon or felons, 
offender or offenders were or (hall be tried and cioriviAed, 
notwithftanding fuch fubfequent court (hall happen to be held 
dt or in any other town or place than that wherein fuch trials or 
convictions were or (hall be, to order the perfon or perfons fo 
i9onvi£led for any offence aforcfaid to be tranfported to any of 
his Ivlajefty's colonies or plantations in America for the fpace of 
feven years, in like mailiner as is directed for tiie tranfportattibn 

of 



i;73i.] Anno quarto Georgii II. c. 17. 1^39^ 

of offenders by an adl made in the fourth year of the reign of4Gco.i.c.ii. 

his late Majefty King George the firft, intituled, Jn aSfJor the 

further preventing robbeiy^ burglary and other felonies^ and for the more 

effectual tranfportation of felons^ and unlawful exporters of wool and for 

declaring the law upon J ome points relating topirateSy or as is direaed 

by another zA made ia the fixth year of his faid late Majefty's 

feign, intituled. An a^for the further preventing robbery ^ burglary ^q^^ i.e. 13. 

and other felonies^ and for the more effeHual tranfportation of felons^ 

and for that purpofe all powers and authorities contained in 

the faid aAs, or either of them, and which are now in force 

concerning other felonies, (hall be obferved in the execution of 

this a(5t. 

II. And be it further enafted by the authority aforefaid. That Such perfons 
if any perfon or perfons ordered to be tranfported in purfuance of «^«finK ^ to 
this aft (hall refufe (p to be, or (hall break prifon, cfcape, come ^' ^&a^^* 
on (hore, or return into this realm before the term expired, for fSlcr death, 
which he, (he or they (hall be ordered to be tranfported, he, (he 
or they offending in any fuch manner (hall and may be treated, 
apprehended and tried, and being convi^ed (hall fuffer death ii^ 
like manner as any perfon ordered to be tranfported, according 
to the faid recited aAs, or either of them, may by the laws Si 
this realm in like cafes be treated, tried or fuffered ; any law, ca* 
ftom or ufage to the contrary hereof in any wife notwithftand« 



CAP. XVIL 

An aH for repairing and keeping in repair the pier or piers 
and harbour of Newhaven, in the county of Sidles. 

WHEREAS good harbours and. ports for flnpping are the 
greate/i encouragement to trade^ and navigation y upon which 
the riches and flrcngth of this kingdom do chiefly ekpend: and whereas 
there hath been time immemorial a pier or piers ^timber built near 
the town ^Ncwhaven, in the county ^Su(rex, and afafe and good 
harbour for fliips of a conftderable hurtheny but the fame (for want of 
a provijion for the maintenance thereof) is of late become negleSted^ 
and frequently choaked. with finds and beethy and the pier or piers 
thereof are fallen to ruiny to the great damage of the merchantSy own^ 
ers of /hips and inhabitants of the faid towny the port ^Lcwes and 
other places adjacenty and of all his MajefifsfubjeSlSy whofe lives and 
eflates are many times A/?, tjhich might be prevented y if the faid ha- 
ven and pier or piers were reftored and rebuilt with a proper and 
convenient ftuice or Jtnices to fcour and cleanfe thefamey by which the 
ancient trade of the faid town and port of Lovvts might be revived^ 
his Majefl/s cufloms augmented^ and the adjacent lands improved: 
to the end therefore that the faid haven or harbour and pier or 
piers may be reftored and rebuilt, and fuch (luicc or (luices 
made, be it enadted, &r. . 

C^Hnmiflioners a|>poijUed for repairing the piers and larbo<^r of Ne«^- 
baven. Tbe duties on goods exported or imported. For every chalder 
or tun of coafs, fait, plailter ct Paiii/tarris, tobacco-pi'pe-day, (tone and 

maiWc 



a40 Anno quarto Georoii II. c.iH. r<73'- 

marbtc blocks, lead, buflid iron, caft and bar iron» and other goods pay- 
ing by the tun, i s. For every load of timber, &c. i s. For every Toad 
oftan or bark, % s. For every hundred of fingle deals, (bars, ufers, pipe, 
hogfliead and barrel (laves, i 8. For every hundred of double dealt, % s. 
and of three inch dealx, ) s. For every quarter of wheat, peas, tares, 
beans and hay feeds, 3 d. For every quarter of barley, malt, oats, Saint 
foin and light grains, 1 d. For every hogihead of wkie and other li* 
quids, 6 d. For tvery hogihead of fugar, tobacco, and other dry goods, 
9 d. and for every tierce, 6 d. For every barrel of pitch, tar, groceries, 
and other goods contained in barrels, Ad. and in proportkm for fmaller 
calks. For every bundle, bail, pack, baiket, crate, hamper and cheit of 
hemp, lineD9, woollen, glafs, fruits, earthen ware, not exceeding three 
hundred weight, j d. For every hundred weight of allum, cheefe, tallow, 
colours^ (hot| natis, chains ami wrought iron, brafiera and pewterert 



wares, and other eoods paying duty or treight per hundred, t d. For e- 
very^grcice of bottks, ftont or glafs, 3 d. F^r every hundred feet of pav- 
ing (tones or paving marble, % s. For every thoufand of tBcs, bricks and 
stinkers, t s. For every (hip (filhing vefleb excepted) that comes to load 
or unload, ^ d. per tun. For every veflTel that (hall come in, and neither 
load Mor unload, 1 a. each, from twelve to fifty tuns, and if above fifty tons, 
▲ s. For aU goods not emimerated, one twelfth mut of the ufual might 
trom London to Newhaven. Duty to be paid by the importer. Commif- 
iloners to appoint collectors. Commiflioners may afli?n the duties as a 
Ibeority fbr money to be borrowed. The books to be hdd before the 
quarter M^rau of Snfiex yearly at Michaelmas. No ballait or duft, &c. 
to be throwl> intDihe harbour* Commifiloiiers dying or refiMing to a&g 
lurviving commifiloners to cieCl others. 

CAP. xvnr. 

jtn aSt to prrjeni counterfeiting the pajfes^ commonly called 
Mediterranean PaiQes. 

WHEItEAS ceriain treaties or eonvenliem have been een* 
ehfded^ and are fiAfifiing between the Kifig's mojl exeelUnt 
majedy and the feveral Jlaies and gofvernments of Barbary^ ftr er 
JaKiJhitig and prefiruing a firm and inviolable peace between bis 
Majejly and the fa'id Rata and governments^ and their rejpe£live domi- 
nions attdfuUeitSy fy which treaties^ it is j^ipalated and agreed. That 
ab Jhips anaveffeb belonging to his Majejly^ or any tf bis fiihje^s^ 
may freely pafs thefeas^ and fafely enter and come into the ports and 
harbours of the find refpi^ive flates and governments^ without any 
Eftty hindrancdtjeizure or molejlation^ upon producing pajes of a cer- 
tain form under the hand andfeal of the lord high admiral ^ Great 
Britain^ and Ireland^ or of toe commijjioners for executing the office 
ofbrd high admiral 0/* Great Britain, and Ireland y^ the time bo- 
tng ; and in conformity to thofe treaties^ and purfuant to feveral or^ 
ders of his Majefly's mofl honourable prixjy council^ fuch ^ffes have 
from time to time been ijffted and are commonly called Mediterraneaa 
Fades : and whereas dmrs wielded andiU'dilpofedperfonSjfubje^s of 
his Majeflv^ have made and forged fuch paj/es^ and Moe cotmterf ek- 
ed the Jeal of the faid office and the hands of feveral of the commf- 
fionersfor executing the faid office of lord high adnurarofGteaX Bri- 
tain and Ireland) and have fold and publijhed fuch falje and counter- 
feit paffes in parts beyond the feas^ or elfewMrey which praiiices do 
not onfy tend to the manifeji prejudice of Majeft^s revenue and the 
lofs and damage of the merchants of this bingJom^ byfubjeOing their 



i 73^*1 Anno quarto GeorGH II. C.I 8. 241 

JhipSy perfons and effe^s to be feized and detained \ hut may alfo oe^ 
cafion a breach of the peace ^ amity and friendjinp between this kingdom 
and thejiates and governments afore-mentionedy JbouU fitch offenders 
go unpunijhed: and whereas the faid crimes and offences^ being fre- 
quently committed in foreign parts^ are not triable or cognizable in air^ 
(Gurt in Great Britain or Ireland ; for remedying fuch defecl and 
incdnvertience, and alfo for infli<5ling a more exempliry punifli- 
dicni upon fuch offenders, be it cnaoled by the King's moft 
excellent majefty, by and with the advice and conf:nt of the 
lords fpiritual and temporal and commons in this prefent parlia- 
ment aflemblevi, and by the authority of the fame, That if any . 
perfon or perfons, after the twenty fourth day of June in the Counterfeit- 
year of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred and thirty one,*j^gj^^ IJJ^^ 
Ihall within Great Britain or IrehmdyOT any otherhis Majefty's do- felony* with- 
minions, or without, falfly make, foi^or counterfeit, or caufe oat benefit of 
or procure to be falfly made, forged or counterfeited, or wit- ^^^^gy^ 
tingly or knowingly a<5t or aflift in the falfe making, forging or 
counterfeiting any pafs or paflcs for any (hip or inips whatfo* 
ever, commonly called a Afediterranean Pats or Mediterranean 
Pajfes^ox fliall counterfeit the feal of the faid office, or the hand 
or hands of the lord high admiral of Great Britain and Ireland 
for the time being, or of any commiflioner or commiflioners for 
executing the faid office for the time being, to any fuch pafs or 
pafles, or (hall alter or erafe any true and authentick pafs or 
paiTes i(rued or made out by the lord high admiral of Great Bri- 
tain and Ireland^ or the commi(rioners ror executing the faid of- 
fice for the time being, or (hall utter or publifli as true anv fuch 
falfe, forged, counterfeited, altered or erafed pafs or pa(res, know^ 
ing the fame to be falfe, forged, counterfeited altered or erafed, all 
and evefy fuch perfon and perfons, being in due form of law 
convi<5led of any of the offisnces aforcfaid, in any proper Court 
of Great Britain^ Ireland^ or any of his Majefty's plantations be- 
yond the feas, where fuch offence (hall be committed refpeftive- 
ly, (hall be adjudged guilty of felony, and (hall fuflfcr death as 
in cafes of felony without benefit of clergy. 

II. Provided always, and it is hereby further ena£lcd by the Tbefe crimei 
authority aforefaid, That all and every the crimes and o(fence9 committee! in 
Wore- mentioned, which (hall be done or committed in any his Majcity t 
country or place out of Great Britain^ either within the domi- t^{lJ|J'^"^j'?5 
hions of his Majcfty, his heirs or fucce(rorsj or without, (hall be tried many 
and may be inquired of, tried, heard, determined and adjudged (hire of Great 
in any (hire or county ot Great BritatMy by vinue of the King]s Britain, &«. 
commiillon or cotamiffions of Oyer and Terminer :aiwi gaol deli- 
verj', or before any court of jufticiary in Scotland xti^z^\\'^\y^ in 
the fame manner as if fuch offence or offences was or were dono 
or committed within the fame county or (hire where fuch of- 
fender or oflfenders (hall be tried j any law, ftatute, cuftom or 
ufage to the contrary notwithftanding. 

Vol. XVL R CAP. 



%^t Anno quarto GsoKoil 11. C. 19* 1^73^^^ 

CAP. XIX. 

Jn. aBfor repairing ctni keeping in repair tie pier and har^ 

hour of IlfordcombCf in the county of Devon. 

WHEREAS the harbour i?/Ilfordcoinbc in the county ef 
Devon baib by long experience been found to be of great uji 
and benefit to the wejiern parts of this Ungdonij and to aufea-faring 
men^ who by the ftrefs of weather have been driven upon that coa/l ; 
and whereas the key or pier of the faid port or harbour^ which con- 
tains eight hundred fifty ana fix feet in length or thereabouts^ and a- 
tout forty two feet in heigSty and the war^houfe^ light-boufe and 
pilot-boats and taw-boats belonging to the faid port or harbour^ were 
at firfi founded and builtj and have confiantly been repairedand main- 
tained at the private expence of the ancefiors of Sir Bourchier Wrcy, 
baronet^ lords of the manor of Ilfordcomtie aforefaid^ without any 
ajfiftanci^ except only fome fmail achiowleJ^nunts which have been 
paid to them^ as lords of the laid manor y Ufordcombc : and where- 
as In length of time and violence oftbefea^ the key or pier of the port 
or harbour aforefaid is very much knk and decayed^ the warp and 
warp-houfe by long ufage gone to aecay^ and the light-houfe and tie 
find boats for piloting and tawing ofveffels very much out of repair^ 
to the great prejudice of his Maje/ifs revenue j and the trade of the, 
faid town (/* I&brdcqmbe and parts adjacent \ fo that unlefs fome 
keeif care be taken to repair the faid key or pier^ ligbt-boufey warp* 
bouje and boats for piloting and tawing of vejfelsj the foul harbour 
Will become tdelefs to the kingdom and dangerous to navigation^ and 
the charges of repairing and maintaining the fame will be too great to 
be bom by the faid Sir Boarchier Wrey and his heirs j although the 
ancient cbtties and acknowledgments JbouU be duly paid and anfwered^ 
which of late years have been much funk and loft fer want of a power 
to recover the fame: be it therefore ena^ed, ^c» 

Toll for wooU ^^ woollen and bay yam and flockf» i Q* per ftone, each iS pounds \ and 
len floods. 5iC ^^ ^^trt tun of other ^oodt, 8d. And for every flap which flMill come 
*^^ ■ into the narbour, not being thdr difcbarging port, the keelage following, 
that b to (ay, for every (kip ufing the coafting trade belofij^ing to the port, 
6^ d. For every fliip or veuel not belon^g to the port, uling the coafting 
trade, i s. 6 d. and for every other fliip coming from the plantations or 
bound thither, a s. 6 d. and for every ftnp, 6 d. for each top. And for the 
keelage of every boa: belonging to any other port, a d. For the light 
(which (hall be fet up at Nfichaeimas> and continue till tKe firfl of March) 
there (ball be paid by every (hip belonging to the port, 6 d. and by every 
ether (hip, i s. And for laying up of (hips there (hall be paid the dutict 
following, that is tafay, (or every (hip belonging fothe harbour, 4. s. 4d* 
, and for every other (hip, 6 s. &d. For every boat imployed in the herring 

To Sir Bour- fifhery, 4 s. 4 d. and for every boat (lAiing for nMClcrel, 4 s. 4. d. Ana 
chier Wrey ^ tvery barrel of henings exported to or finom the (aid port, r d. And 
for keepingl for every horfe load of goods imported or exported, 5 d. There (ball be 
w^htSi UCm paid for every dicker of leather landed, 3 d. For every hogfliead of to* 
bacco, J d. For every wcy of coal^, 6 d. For every horfe, rd. Fore- 
very buUock, s q. For every fcore of (heep, 4 d. For every dozen of 
earthen ware, 1 q. For every meafe of herrings unfalted carried out, 3 d. 
For every tun ot balla(t, % d. F^r every tun of lime-ftooes landed, t d. 
For every tun of grocerica or (alttry wares, 1 s. 6 d. For vnry buodred 

of 



173^0 Anno quarto GeoRGII IT. C.20, 21. 14J 

of barrel (taves, 4. d. For every bundle of hoops, 1 q. For every pack 
of bays or ftuff, 3 d. For every hundred of cheefe, % d. And for the- 
laying up of every fifhing boat as (hall not pay duty, as. id. Cuflom of- 
ficers not to take entriesi Uc, till thefe duties are paid. Sir B. Wrey may 
appoint a water-bailiff.. 

CAP. XX. 

An aft for febuildirtg the parifh church of Gravefend in the county of 
Kent, as one of the fifty new churches direfted to be built by two aftt' 
of parliament, one made in the ninth, and the other in the tenth year 
of the reign of her late Majetly Queen Anne. 

Oravefend church to be rebuilt as one of the Bfiy new churches. 5,000 U 
allotted for the rebuilding. Church to be built with brick as well ar 
ftone. 

CAP. XXI. 

An aSf to explain a claufe in an all made in the fe^entb yeaf 
of the reign of her late majefiy ^een Anne, For natura- 
lizing foreign proteftants, which relates to the children of 
the natural-born fuhjeSls of the crown ^England, or of 
Great Britain. 

WHY.'B.^fiLS by an an of parliament made in the feifenth ^^ 
year of the reign of her late majejly Sfueen Anne, intituled^ ^ ^"** ** ^* 
An aft for naturalizing of foreign proteftants, // is amon^ other 
things J ena^edj That the children of all natural-born fubje^s^ bom 
out of the ligeance of her faid late Majejly^ her heirs and fucceffors^ 
fbould he deemed^ adjudged and taken to be natural-bom fubjeSfs ofthii 
kingdom to all intent s^ conflr unions and purpofes ixwatjoever: and 
whereas in the tenth year of her faid late Majejlfs reign another a^ 
was made andpafjed to repeal the faid a£l {except what related to thi '® ^"'*' ^ t* 
children of her Majeflfs natural-bornfubjeffs^ bom out of bet Afe- 
jefffi allegiance :) and whereas fome doubts have arifen upon the con^ 
Jtrunion of the faid recited claufe in the faida^ of the feventh year 
of her late Majefifs reign : now for the explaining the faid recit- 
ed claufe in the faid adt, relating to children of natural-bom • 
fubiedts, and to prevent any difputes touching the true intent' 
and meaning thereof, may it pleafe your moft excellent Maiefly 
that it may be declared and enabled, and be it declared andf en- 
acted by the King's moft excellent majefty, by and with the ad-^ 
vice and confent of the lords fpiritual and temporaUnd the com-* 
mons, in this prefent parliamei^t allembled, and by the autho- 
rity of the fame. That all children born out of the ligeance of ^ji j,^ ^ 
the crown of England^ or of Great Britain^ or which (hall here- natural-born 
after be bom out of fuch ligeance, whofe fathers were or ftiallfubjefts bora 
be natural-bom fubjc<5ts of the crown of England^ or o( Great f^.^ ^^^ ^* 
Britain^ at the time of the birth of fuch children refpcaively, [^^^'J^^^ 
(hall and may, by virtue of the faid recited claufe in the faid act declared to be 

of the ' " ' «• . - 

this 




dren are hereby declared to be natural-bom fubjefls < 

Ra of 



144 Anno quarto Georgii II, c. 2f. ['73 J* 

of Great Britain^ to all intents, conftru<aions and purpofcs what- 
foever. 
Children of H- Provided always, and be it further ena6led and declared 
parents at- by the authority aforefaid. That nothing in the faid recited adt 
taintcdot of the feventh year of her faid late Majefty's reign, or in this 
trcafon, prefent a<ft contained, did, doth or Ihall extend, or ought to be 

conftrued, adjudged or taken to extend, to make VLt\y children 
born or to be born out of the ligeance of the crown of Englandy 
or of the crown of Great Britain^ to be natural bom fubjedts of 
the crown Englandj or of Great Britain^ whofe fathers at the 
time of the birth of fuch children refpecStively were or (hall be 
attainted of high treafon, by judgment, outlawry or olherwife, 
cither in this kingdom or in Ireland^ or whofe fathers at the 
. time of the birth of fuch children refpecSively, by any law or 
laws made in this kingdom or in Inlandj were or mall be liable 
to the penalties of high treafon or felony, in cafe of their return- 
ing into this kingdom or into Ireland without the licence of his 
Majefty, his heirs or fucceflbrs, or of any of his Majefty*s royal 
predeceflbrs, or whofe fathers at the time of the biith of fuch 
children refpe6Uvely were or (hall be in thfe actual fervice of any 
or in a^ual foreign prince or ftate then in enmity with the crown of £«/- 
fervice of /^^^^ qj. ^ Great Britain^ but that all fuch children are, were 
Mi^^inen- ^^^ ^^'' ^^ ^"^ remain in the fame (late, plight and condition 
tnity with the tp all intents, con(lru(5lions and purpofes whatfoever, as they 
crown, ex- would have been in, if the faid afl of the feventh year of her 
cepted. fjiij lajg Majefty 's reign, or this prefent adl had never been made; 

any thing herein, or in the faid aft of the feventh year of her 
faid late Majefty's reign contained to the contrary in any wife 
liotwithftanding. 
VtQviAi^ ni. Provided always, and be it further enafted by the autho- 

rity aforefaid, that if any child, whofe father at the time of the 
birth of fuch child was attainted of high treafon, as aforefaid, 
or was liable to the penalties of high treafon or felony, in cafe 
of returning into this kingdom or Ireland without licence as a- 
fbrefaid, or was in the aftoal fervice of any foreign prince or 
(late then in enmity with the crown of England, or of Great 
Britain (other than and excepting always out of this provifo all 
diitdren of fuch perfons, who went out of Ireland in purfuance 
of the articles of Limerick) hath come into Great Britain^ or Ire- 
Idndy or any other of the dominions belonging to the crown of 
Great Britainy and hath continued to rc(ide within Great Bri- 
tain or Irekndy or other the dominions aforefaid, for the fpace 
of two years, at any time between the fixteenth day oiN&vember in 
the year of our Lord one thoufand fcvcn hundred and eig;ht and 
the twenty fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thou- 
fand feven hundred and thirty one, and during fuch reddence 
hath profe(rcd the proteftant religion, or jf any child, whofe fa- 
ther at the time of his or her birth was within any of the de- 
scriptions before-mentioned, hath come into Great Britain or 
Ireland^ or any other of the dominions belonging to the crown 
of Great Britain, and profcflTed the proteftant religion, and died 

within 



173^0 Anno quarto Georgii H. c, 22, 23. 245 

•within Great Britain or Ireland^ or any other of the dominions 
aforicfaid, at any time between the faid fixteenth day of Novem- 
ber in the year of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred and " 
eight and toe faid twenty fifth day of March iq the year of our 
Lord one thoufand feven hundred and thirty one ; or if any 
child, whofe father at the time of his or her birth was within 
any of the defcriptions before mentioned, hath been and con- 
tinued in the actual pofleffioQ or receipt of the rents and profits 
of any lands, tenements or hereditaments in Great Britain or 
Ireland^ for the fpace of one whole year, at any time between 
the faid fixteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one 
thoufand feven hundred and eight, and the faid twenty fifth day 
of March in the year of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred 
and thirty one, or hath bona fide^ and for good and valuable 
confideration, fold, conveyed or fettled any lands, tenements or 
hereditaments in Great Britain or Ireland, ai)d any perfon claim- 
ing title thereto, under fueh fale, conveyance or fettlement, hath 
been and continued iri the adlual pouefiion or receipt of the 
rents and profits thereof for the fpace of fix months, between 
the faid fixteepth day of November in the year of our Lord one 
thoufand feven hunared and eight and the faid twenty fifth day 
of March in the year of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred 
and thirty one, every fuch child (hall be deemed, adjudged and . 
taken to be and to have been a natural bom fubjedt of the 
crown of England, or of the crown of Great Britain, to all in- 
tents, conftru6tions and purpoTes whatfoever ; any thing herein 
irontained to the contrary thereof in any wife notwithftanding. 

CAP. XXIL 

An ad to explain and amend an z^ pafled in the thirteenth year of his 
late Majefty^s reign, intituled, Au aft for amending tHe feveral roads 
leading from tbe city of Briftol. 

Truftees to meet at the Guildhall in Briftol on i June 1751, &c. The fe- 
parate truftees to ereft toll gates and appoint liirvevors and colledbrs, laGeo.i.c.i^. 
Uc. On adjournment three truftees not appearing, to be further adjourn- xiGeo.a.c.zS. 
ed to that day fe^night. After repayment of charges, &c. the toll to 
be applied feparately. Application of toil for common roads near Briftol. 
Truftees may aflign over the feveral tolls. Roads fufficiently amended, 
and k)ans paid ott, toll to ceaie. Truftees may compound nfith travel- 
lers, and eleft a treafurer. Truftees to chooie new ones to fupply vacaii* 
dies. Tj^e aft to continue from 24 June 1731, for 2 x years. 

CAP. XXIII. 

^n aft for repairing the road leading from ChappicI on the heath in the 
county of Oxon, to the quarry above Bourton on the hill in the coun- 
ty of Gloucefter. 

The toll took place the 29th of May 1731, and if to have continuance for 
1 1 ypiM?« Continued hj 17 Geo.. 9. c« lo. 

^3 CAP, . 



^\6 Anno quarto GjBORGii II. c. 24^ C'73'« 

CAP. XXIV. 

An aH to explain and amend a claufe in an aH faffed in the 
fecond year of bis Majejly's reign (for making more cf- 
fcftual fevreral afts relating to watermen, wherrymcn 
and lightermen rowing on the river Thames) fo far as 
the fame relates to ferry boats and flat-bottomed boats^ 

WHEREAS by a claufe in an alt paffed in the feeond year of 
the reign of his prejent Majejfy King George the See^nd^ 

intituled^ An adt for making more efitduai feveral ads pailed 

relating to watermen, wherrymen and lightermen rowing on 

the river Thames j and for better ordering and governing fuch 

watermen, wherrymen and lightermen, it is amwgfl other things 

ena£ied^ That if any perfon or perfons^ not having fervedfor the 

fpace of feyen years to any iuatermany wberryman or lighterman 

{except trinitymeny fifbermen^ baUaflmen and perfons imployed in 

towing or any ways navigating weflem barges^ mill boatSy chaU 

boysy faggot and wood lighter Sy dung boats and gardiuers boats, in 

fitch manner as had been accuftmed and was allowed and referved in 

\\tc\%VJ.i,ama& made in the eleventh and 4welfth years of King William the 

c. zu Third) Jhould row or caufe to be rowed •r worked any boat, wherry^ 

lighter or of her veffil or crafty upon thefaid river for hire or gain 

between Grzvcttaain she county of JSxnt and Windfor in the coun-* 

ty ^Berks, and being thereof conviHedy fimld be Mableoofuchfor'' 

feiture and punijhneni as therein is mentioned: nndudteneas fima 

doubts have lately arifen touching ferry boats worked or ufed nt or 

between the .towns of Kingfton and Windior on obe. river of 

Thames, whether the fame he deemed large crafty and alfo touci- 

ing fiat-bottomed boats and barges navigated from and to the faid 

towns ^Kingfton and Windfor, or places between thefaid towns 

on the faid river ^Thames, from and to other places on thefaid 

river, whether the fame he deemed weftern barges or not, and by 

means whereof feveral profecutions have been had, to the interruption 

of trade and enhancing the price of the carriage of goods : ftv 

remedy whereof, be it enaAed by the King's moft excdleot 

majefty, by and with the advice and confent of the lords fpiri- 

tyal and temporal and commons, in tliis prelent parlianrast 

ailembled, and by the authority of the fame. That aU foch 

Ferry boats, f^^rry boats fiiall not be deemed or taken to be laree craft, an4 

£at.bottomed that all flat*bottomed boats and barges navigated from the bid 

boats and towns of King/Ion or Windfor y or placet between the faid towns 

«itfdV?ora ' ^ *"y ^^^"^ P^*^^ ^"^ places on the faid river of Thames^ aad fix)m 

Kingftpn or thence to the faid towns oHKingflon or Windfor y or places between 

Windfor, ex- the faid towns, (hall be deemed and taken to be weftern bai^ges, an4 

empfed from (hall and may navigate on the faid river oiTbames as far as London 

I Geo" c\*6 ^'*'^i'^» "* *^^^'y ** *?y weftern barge may navigate thereon ; and 

* ' ' * that no perfon or peflons working or ufing fuch ferry boats at or 

between the faid towns, nor any perfon or perfons navigating 

fuch flat- bottomed boats or barges on the laid river, (hall be 

fubjcift or liable to any pains, penalties or forfeitures laid or 

impofed by the faid recited ^Qi oli parliament or any aA of par- 

Jiamcnt therein mcntippcdf 



f73f.l Amx> quarto G£ORGii IL c. 25. 347 

II. And be it enaAed by the authority tforefaid. That this ad Piiblid^ ad. 
(hall be deemed, adjudfi;ed and taken in all courts and places 
vrithin this kingdom to be a publick ad; andalljudges,jullice$ 
Arid other perfons are hereby required to take notice thereof a$ 
fuch^ without fpecially pleading the fame. 

CAP. XXV. 

An aSfcr confirming an agreement lately entred into between 
the may or ^ aldermen and citizens of the city of Worcefter^ 
and tbe guardians of the poor of the f aid city^ for conth- 
nuing tbe bop^market of tbe faidcity in the workboufi 
tberey and for vefting tbe rigbt of tbe faid mayor^ alder^^- 
men and citizens^ of keeping a bop-market in tbe faid 
dtyj in tbe guardians of the poor of tbe faid city^ andtbeir 
fuccejorsfor over. 

WHEREAS the mayer^ aldermen and citizens ef the city of 
Worcefter, have atreid t§ grant unto the guardians of tit 
poor oftht faid city^ and their fiucejjfirs for ever^ the libirty^ pri^ 
vilege and power ofheUbng and keeping in or at tbepMiek work^ 
houfe of the faid aty^ now vejied in the faid guardianSy a puUick 
Mid open market for tbe keying and felling of bops only^ commonfy 
called a Hop-Markct, and aU their right and titb thereto^ and to 
tbe tolls J profits and advantages arijing therefrom ; fstbjeit mvertbe-' 
Ufs% and charged and chargedbU with the payment of the yearly rent 
affixtypowids clear of all tfaxesy parijb rates and outgoings wbatfi* 
0ver^ impofed or to be impofed thereupon \ referving to the Jmd 
mayor y aldermen and citiTuns of the faid city ^ and their futeenrs 
for ever J the liberty and power of nominating and appointing ahopw 
weigher to attend the faid market^ and to be imployed in the weighs 
ing of all hops to be bought and fold in the faid market^ who is to be 
aUcwed a yearly falary of twentf pounds^ to be paid by the faii 
mayor 9 aldermen and citizens of toe laid city^ out of the faid yearly 
rent of fucty pounds \ and whereas the fettling^ holding and keeping 
of a hop-market at the faid workhoujiy and the granting the tolls 
and profits thereof to the faid guardians of the poor of the faid city^ 
and their lucceJirSj at the faid yearly rent of fixiy pounds^ andfidf^ 
jeii to the power herein before mentioned^ will [as there is good 
reafim to believe) greatly intreafe the income and revenue of the poor 
ef the faid city^ and prove a general benefit and advantage to tbe ciw 
tizens and inhabitants thereof: therefore the guardians of the poor 
of the Slid dty of Worcefier do, in all humble manner, beieech 
your Majefty that it may be enacted, &c. 

A pabltck bop- market to be held by the guardians of the workhoufe at ^ |^ « y^g, ^^ 
Worcefter, with tbe fole property thereof. Chargeable to the mayor, &c. ^ Geo,ft. c. st» 
«vkh tbe full vearly rent of 60 1. Hops to be brought to tbe bop market, * * « 

and tbtfc puolickly fold, &c. Mayor, &c. to conftitute tbe bop- weigher. 
Hop-wciffher to give ftcurity. On miibebaviour may be difplaced. 
Mayor, £c. abfent, hit place to be fupplied by any of the chamber. 
Fiecmea may weigh in their private houfcs hops weighed in the bop- 
WlAVff^^ juut fcU tbciWf ^ ^ ^ ^ 

R4 CAP* 



'\ 



248 Anno quarto GeorGII U. C.i6. [ i 73 1; 

CAP. XXVI. 

Jn aS that all proceedings in courts of jujlice within, that 
part ^/ Great Britain ftf/?<?i England, and in the court 
of exchequer in Scotland, (l)aUbe in the Englilh hm- 
gunge. 

WHEREAS vuviy and greet mtfchicfs do frequently happen 
to lhfubjt\^!s of thh kingdom^ from'the proceedings in courts 
of iuflice being in an unknown language^ thofc wh$ are fumrnoned 
and tmpknaed hai^in:^ uo knoioledge or under/landing of what is aU 
ledgedfor or again ft. them in the pleadings of their lawyers andattor- 
nicsy who ufe a chard^er not legible to any but perfons pra^ifing^the 
'I'hj; n<^t ex- laztf: To remedy thefe great mifchicfs, and to protedl the lives 
trnJM to and fortunes of the fuhjcc^s of that pait of Great Britain called 
6Gco 1 c I -^''o'''-'^*^> "^-orc effedlually than heretofore, from the peril of 
co.z.c.if. i^^i^^ enfnared or brought in danger by forms and proceedings 
in courts of juftice, in an unknown language, be it enabled by 
the King's mod excellent majefty, by and with the advice ana 
cbnfent of the lords fpiritual and temporal and commons of 
Great Britain in parliament aflcmblcd, and by the authority of 
Artcr 15 the fame, That from and after the twenty-nfth day of March 
iviirch 1733, one thoufand feven hundred and thirty-thfee*, all writs, proccfs 
in riToourts ®"^ returns thereof, and proceedings thereon, tnd ^11 plead- 
inlingland, or '"P:> rules, orders, ihdiftments, informations,' itiquifltions, 
cxcheqycrin prelentments, verdicts, prohibitions, certificates, and all pa- 
Sjcotland, to tents, charters, pardons, commiQions, records, ju<{ements, 
amUn^woids* '^'^^^^s, recogtiizanccs, bonds, rolte, entries, fines aim rcco- 
at itn?'^th"' ^ verics, and all proceedings relating thereunto, and all proceed- 
6 Geo! 2. C.6. ings of courts leet, courts baron and cuftomary courts, and all 
copies thereof, and all proceedings whatfoever in any courts of 
juftice wirhin that part of Great Britain called England^ and in 
the court of exchequer in Scotland^ and which concern the law 
and adminifiration of juftice^ (hall be in the EngHJh tongue 
and language only, and not in Latin or Frerjch^ or any other 
tongue or language whatfoever, and (hall be vmttcn in fuch a 
common legible hand and chara^er, as the adts of parliament 
are ufually ingrofled in, and the lines and words of the fame 
to be written at leaft as clofe as the faid a<5ts ufually are, and 
not in any hand commonly called court hand^ and in words at 
length and not abbreviated ; any law, cuftom or uiage heretd- 
Penalty 50 L fore to the contrary thereof notwithftanding ; and all and every 
Attr din pcrfon or peffons offending againft this a<ft, (hall for every 
6Ge'o.i. C.14. ^^^^ offence forfeit and pay the fum pf fifty pounds to any per- 
f.5, •' ' fon who (hall fue for the fame by adlion of debt, bill, plaint 

or information in any of his Majefty's courts of record in Wefi'-, 
minjler hall, or court of exchequer in Scotland refpe^livcly, 
wherein no elToin, protection or wager of law, or more than 
one imparlance (hall be allowed. 

ILAn4 



I73I-] Anno quarto Georgii 11. G.27. 249 

II. And be it further enabled by the authority aforefaid, MlftranOation 
That miftranflation, varirfon in form by reafon ot tranflation, jjj^^^ *^ 
mifpelling or miftake in clerkfhip, or pleadings or proceedings ^^^^^J^^* 
begun or to be begun before the faid twenty fifth day of March mended be* 
one thoufand feven hundred and thirty-three, being part in fore or after 
latin and part in Engti/h^ fhall be no error, nor make void any judgment, 
proceedings by reafon thereof; but that all manner of mit- 
tranflation, errors in form, mifpellings, miftakes in clerkfhip, 

may at any time be amended, whether in paper or on record 
or otherwiie, before or after judgment, upon payment of rea- 
fonable cods only. 

III. Provided always. That nothing in this ad, nor any thing Not toexte^jl 
herein contained, (hall extend to certifying beyond the feas any to the certify- 
>cafe or proceedings in the court of admiralty ; but that in fuch !"fif P.roce«J- 
cafes the commiffions and proceedings may be certified in Latin |5^dmifalt7. 
as formerly they have been, 

IV. And whfireai fweral good and profitable laws havi ban /»- 
a£l€d^ to the intent that the parties in all manner of actions and dt^ 
.mands might not be delayed and kindred from obtaining the effeR tf 
their fuitSy after ijfiie tried and judgment given,- by reafon of any 
fubtile, ignorant or defeHive pleadings^ nor for any defied inform^ 
commonly tailed jtohihy it is hereby enaded and declared. That Statutes for 
all and every ftatute and ftatutes for the reformation and a- j'cfonning de- 
fending the delays arifing from any Jeofails whatfoevcr, fl^allf*[,* *J^g^^ 
and may extend to all and every torm and fprms, and to all tended to the* 
proceedings in courts of juftice (except in criminal cafes) when £Dgli(hfb^itf 
the forms and proceedings are in Englijh; and that all and 

every error and miftake whatfoever, which would or might hi 
amended and remedied by any ftatute of Jeofails^ if the pro« 
ceedings had been in Latin, all fuch errors and miftakes of 
the fame and li)ce nature, when the fornos are in Englijby ftiall 
be deemed, and are hereby declared to be amended and remcr 
died by the ftatutes now in force for the amendment of any 
Jeofails; and this claufe (hall be taken and conftnied in all 
courts of juftice in the moft ample ,and beneficial manner, for 
the eafe and benefit of th« parties, and to prevent frivolous 
and vexatious delays. 

CAP. XXVII, ! 

jin aS far further encouraging tbemanufaSwre afBn6S\ 
fail cloth ^ by taking off the duties and drawbacks therein 
mentioned', and allowing an additional bouniy on Britifli 
made fail cloth exported,^ and for fianiping Britiih modi 
fail cloth with the name and place of abode of the maker. 

WHEREAS the wealth and profperity of this kingdom doe^ 
very much depepd upon the (refervation and imprcvement of 
fts manufactures^ and whereas the fnanufa^ure of fail cloth does give 
a comfortable fupport and maintenance to many of his Majefly^sfub^ 
Jeffs impkyed in the fame^ and tbtre is rtafon to believe that it 

* ■' VfOu]j{ 




250 'Anno quarto Gboroii II. cay. tiTJi* 

wcuJd be gnatfy impr&ved in this kingdom^ and the exp9rtatUn of 
it to foreign parts eonfiiiraUy inereafidj if the duties pajable upon 
the tmpertation of r^ugh and mdrejfed flax^ and the drawback upon 
the re-exportation of foreign fail cloth or foreign made fails ^ were 
taken off^ and an additional bomUy alloiwed on all Britim made Jail 
cloth exported; tberefbre may it pleafe your Majefty that it may 
be enafted, and be it enacted by the King's mod excellent 
.Majefty, by and with the advice and confent of the lords fpi- 
Titual and temporal and commons in this prefent parliament 
Undir/Tedflaxaflembled^ and by the authority of thefafne» That from and 
*<>^"*IJ'^*^ after the twenty-fourth day otjune one thoufand fcven hun- 
« MOT, &^' ^^^ ^^^ thirty-one, it (hall and may be lawlEul for any perfon 
'or perfons whatfoever to import into this kingdom any quan- 
tity of rough or undrefled flax, without paying any fubfidy, 
ci^oin, impofition or other duty whatfoever, for the fame, fo 
as a due entry be firft made thereof in the cuftomhoufe belong«- 
ing to the port into which the fame ihall be imported, in fuch 
manner and form, and exprefling the quantities (^ fuch rough 
or undreft flasc, as were ufed anid pradtifed before the making 
of this z&^ and .(6 as the fame be landed in the prefence of the 
iroper officer appointed for that purpofe, and the importa- 
tion thereof be aocordipg to the rules prefcribed and enjoined 
by ui9&ol parliament pafled in the twelfth year of the reign 
uCar.s. est. or King Charles the Second, intituled. An oR for the enamra^ 

ing and increoAng of /hipping and navigation. 
riax Habit to U* Provided neverthetels, and be it further enadkcd. That 
the duties on on failure of the conditions or dire&ioiis herein laft mentioned 
noncoippli- being performed, or any cd th^m, in manner afbitfaid, all 
|mcc with the f^^ j^^g,^ ^j. ^^^j^^ ^^^ jj^^j ^ ji^,jj^ ^ ^^ refpeftive du- 

ties diarged thereon, as the fame might or would have beeii 

liable to, if this a6l had never been made; any thing in this 

ad contained to the contrary notwithftanding. 

No drawback m. And be it further enaded by the authority aforefiud« 

alion^S?^' ^^^^ ftomand after the faid twenty.fourth Azjtdjum one 

reign fail thoufiuid feven hundred and thirty-one, there Ihiall not be al*- 

doth. lowed or made, on the re-exportation of foreign fail cloth, or 

any foreign made fails, any drawback or repayment of any of 

the cuftoms or duties charged and paid on the importation 

thereof into this kingdom, by any adt or ads of parliament ; 

any law, cuiLom or ufage to the contrary thereof in any wife 

notwithfianding* 

Allowance of IV. And be it further enaacd by the authority aforefaid, 

el" offiiff' That from and after the faid twenty-fourth day of June 

fail cloth ex- ^^^ thoufand feven hundred and thirty-one, there (hall be al- 

ported. lowed, over and above the allowance already given, a further 

reward or recompence of one penny for every ell of Briti/b 

made fail cloth exported, the fame to be given and paid out 

of the money arifing from an additional duty laid on all fail 

cloth imported into this kingdom, by an a<^ of the twelfth 

f lAnn. c.i6. year of the reign of her late Majcfty Queen Anne^ intitiiUrd, An 

^ for the Uner enccuragement of the making of fail doth ivOiVat 

3ritain» 



173X-] Anno quarto Georgxi II. c. 27- ggi 

Britain, and continued by fubfequent zQs ; v^hich faid further 
reward of one penny per ell (hill be fubjeA to the fame pro- 
vifoes and penalties at the allowance already given is fubjcifl 
and liable to. 

V. And to the end that no perfon or perfons, body poli- 
tick or corporate, who is or are intitled to any part, (hare or 
intereft, in the monies ari(]n^ bv the faid duties on rough or 
undreft flax imported into this Kinedom, may be no lofers or ' 
receive any prejudice, by taking c^the Aid auties, be it fur- Treafury to 
thcr enadtcd by the authority mrorefaid. That it (hall and may ft^te an ac- 
be lawful to and for the commiflfioncrs of his Ma|efty's trea- ntw^Irifcn on 
fury now being, the high-treafurer or any three or more of rough fl^ for 
the commiffioners of the treafury for the time being, and they 7 years paft, 
are hereby enjoined and required, on or before the faid twen- 
ty-fourth day of June one thoufimd (even hundred and thirty- 
one, to caufe an account to be made up and ftated of the mo- 
nies which (hall have arifen by the faid duties on rough or uq- 

dreft flax, for feven years laft paft. 

VI. And it is hereby «naAed, That the medium of the mo- The medium 
nies appearing to have arifen by the faid duties within feven of the produce 
years, (hall be a ceruin annual lum to be charged on the fund J^"^ o" 
called The Aggregate Funds and being fo charged, (hall from fund^tlr^SJu- 
time to tioie Ims iffiied, paid, dithributed and a^ied« to nidke rity to the 
good to the feveral publick creditors or other perfon or per- creditori. 
Ions, body politick or corporate, having intere(t or (ecuriw in 

the money arifing from the fame duties on rough or undreft 
flax, vioind have been apportioned and appliM, in ea(e the 
faid duties had been contiiMied, and not beoi deternfined by 
this aift. 

Vli. And whereas foreign unwrought hemf re^experted dees draw ^^ allowance 
bark part ef the duties payable upon imperiattm thereefj to the great on reexport* 
difeouragement of manufaltttring ofeordage within this kingiemy to ation of tm- 
be exported to America, be it therefDre enaded by the authority T^^l^^j!^ 
aforefaid. That from and after the faid twenty-fourth dav of S^bWotS'Ib 
June one thou(and feven hundred and thirtj-one, there maJl America, 
not be allowed or made on the re-exportation of hemp un- 
wFoueht to any of his Majefty's Britifl} dominions in America^ 
%x\y drawback or re-payment of any of the duties or cufloms, 
charged and paid on the importation thereof into this kingdom, 
by any a6t or ads of parliament ; any law, cuftom or uiage to 
the contrary notwithftanding. 

VIII. And be it enadted by the authority aforefaid. That Manufaaurer 
every manufadurer or maker of fail cloth in Great Britain (hall ^^ *^ ^^ 
after the (aid twenty-fourth day of June affix at the end of eve- S^^o* "bode,, 
ry piece of fuch fail cloth a ftamp containing the name and ^ Geo. x. 0.37* 

Elace of abode of fuch manufaAurer or maker^ in plain diftinA f. 3. 
otters and words at length; and if any manufa6lurer or maker 
of fail cloth (hall fell or expo(e 10 fale, any piece or pieces of 
fail cloth, without being (lamped as aforefaid, fuch mamifaflu- 
•rer or maker fo oflTending, and being thereof lawfully con- 
ifi^tedi upon the oath of any one or more credible witnefs or 

vrit- ' 



*52 



Penalty 5I. 
MaJiciouily 
cutting oft 
fiich mark, 
forleits loi. 



Anno quarto Georgii II. C.28. [i73i» 

v^Itnefles, before any one or more juftice or jufticet of the peace 
for the county, city or town, where the oSence (hall be com- 
mitted (which oath fuch juftice or juftices is and are hereby im- 
powered and required to adminifter) (hall forfeit and pay the 
fum of five pounds for ^ach and every piece of fail cloth, by him 
or them fold or expofed to fale, not being (lamped as aforefaid, 
and if any perfon or perfons whatfoever (hall wilfully or ma- 
licioully cut off, deftroy or obliterate, any (lamp fo affixed as 
aforefaid, or (hadl affix or make ufe of any (tamp, on which (hail 
be marked the name and place of abode of any other perfon or 
perfons, and not his or their real name or names, and place or 
places of abode, fuch perfon or perfons being convi6ted of any 
of the offences aforefaid, (hall for every fuch offence forfeit and 
pay the fum of ten pounds i both which lad mentioned forfei- 
ture^ (hall and may be levi^ and recovered by didrefs and fate 
jof ttve offender's goods and chattels, by warrant or warrants 
:^nder the hands and (eals of two or -more juftices of the peace 
for the county, riding, city or place, where the offence (hall be 
committed, and (half go .an4 be applied to the ufe of the infor- 
mer or informers. 

CAP. XXVIIJ. 

/Ift aiffer the wore effelfual preventing frauds ammiUed iy 
tenafrtSy and for the more eaff recovery of rents y and re- 
newal of leajes.^ 

FOR fecuring lo leffors and land owners their juft rights, 
and to prevent frauds frequently committed by tenants, be 
It enadted by the King's mod excellent majedy, by and with 
the advice and confent bi the lords fpiritual and. temporal and 
Perfons bold- commons in this prefent parliament a(]embled, and by the au^ 
i^gom* lands, thority of the fame, That in cafe any tenant or tenants (br any 
*"* -*• j^j.jyj Qf jjf^^ Yw^s or years, or other perfon or perfons, who are 

or /hall come into poffeffion of any lands, tenements or here- 
dit^im.ents, by, from or under, or by collufion with fuch tenant 
or tenants, (hall wilfully hold over any lands, tenements or he- 
reditaments, after the determination of fuch term or terms, 
and after demand made, and notice in writing given, for de- 
livering the po(rc(rion thereof, by his or thpir landlords or lef- 
fors, or the perfon or perfons to whom the remainder or re- 
verfion of fuch lands, tenements or hereditaments (hall belong, 
his or their agent or agents thereunto lawfully authorized; then 
and in fuch cafe fuph perfon or perfons fo holding over, (hall, 
for and during the time he, (he and they (hallfo hold over, or 
Jceep the perfon or perfons intitled, out of pofTcffion of the (aid 
lands, tenements and hereditaments, as atorefaid, pay to the 
perfon or perfons fo kept out of poffeffion, their executors, ad- 
minidrators or affigns, at the rate of double the yearly value of 
the lands, tenements and hereditaments fo detained, for (b long 
time as the fame are detained, to be recovered in any of h\% Ma«- 
jcfty's courts of record, by a£Uon of dei)t^ wher^unto dne <toy 



Uc, after ex 

Eit'ion of 
in« to pay 
blerl}« 
yearly value. 



173^] ' Anno quarto Georgii II. C.28.^ 253 

fendant or defendants (hall be obliged to give ipecial bail, 
againft the recovering of which faid penalty there (hall be no 
relief in equity, 

II. And whereas great incorweniencies do frequently happen to lef- 
firs and kfidlordsy in cafes of re-entry for nonpayment of renty by 
reafon of the many niceties that attend re-entries at common law ; and 
forafmuch as when a legal re-entry is made^ the landlord or leffor muji 
be at the.expence^ charge^ and delay ^ of recovering in eje^mentj before 
he can obtain thea^ualpoffejfion of the demifcdpremijfes j and it of- 
ten happens that after fuch re-entry made^ the lejfee or his ajjignee^ 
upon one or more bills filed in the court of equity j not only holds out 
the leffor or landlord by an injunHiony from recovering the poffejfion^ 
but likewifty pending the faid fuit^ do run much more in arrear^ wiih^ 
out giving anyfecurityfor the rents due^ when the faid re-entry was 
made J or which fball or do afterwards incur: for remedy whereof, 
be it enavSted by the authority aforefaid. That in all cafes be- ^ . .- 
tween landlord and tenant, from and after the twenty fourth y^*, ^^ -^^ 
day oijune one thoufand feven hundred and thirty one, as of- amar, land- 
ten as It (hall happen that one half year's rent (hall be in arrear, lord may re- 
and the landlord or leflbV, to whom the fame is due, hath right «njer (crying 
by law to re-enter for the non-payment thereof, fuch landlord of dcftmcttt! 
or lefTor (hall and may, without any formal demand or re-entry, 
ferve a declaration in ejedment for the recovery of the demifed 
premKTes, or in cafe the fame cannot be legally ferved, or no 
tenant be in a<5tual po(re(fion of the premifles, then to affix the 
fame upon the door of any demifed me(ruage, or in cafe fuch 
eje(5\ment (hall not be for the recovery of any mefTuage, then 
upon fome notorious place of the lands, tenements or beredita* 
ments, comprifed in fuch declaration in eje(9ment, and fuch 
affixing (hall be deemed legal fervice thereof, which fervice or 
affixing fuch declaration in ejedtment, (hall (land in the place 
and (lead of a demand and re-entry^ and in cafe of judgment 
againd the cafual ejedor, or noniuit for not confefiing leafe, 
entry and ouder, it (hall be made appear to the court where 
the laid fuit is depending, by affidavit, or be proved upon the 
trial, in cafe the defendant appears, that half a year's rent was 
due before the faid declaration was ferved, and that no fufficient 
diftrefs was to be found on the demifed premifles, countervail- * 
ing the arrears then due, and that the leflbr or leflbrs in eject- 
ment had powq* to re-enter; then and in every fuch cafe the 
lefTor or le(rors in ejeclment (hall recover judgment and execu- When leffor 
tion, in the fame manner as if the rent in arrear had been le- in eieament 
gaily demanded, and a re-entry made; and in cafe the leflcc or P jy "*^°''*'^ 
le(rees, his, her or their a(rignee or affignees, or other perfon or |kc5"*^^* 
perfons claiming or deriving under the faid leafes, (hall permit 
and fuiTer judgment to be had and recovered on fuch eje^ment, 
and execution to be executed thereon, without paying the rent 
and arrears, together with full cofts, and without filing any bill . 
or bills for relief in equity, within (ix calendar months after fuch 
execution executed; tlien and in fuch cafe the faid leilee or 
Idlees, his^ her or their afiignee. or affignees, and all other per- 

loos 



254- -^""^ quarto Georgii II. c, 28. Ujii. 

fons claiming and deriving under the faid leafe, (hall be barred 
and foreclofwl from all relief or remedy in law or equity, othef 
-than by writ of error, for reverfal of fuch judgment, in cafe the 
fame (hall be erroneous, and the faid landlord or leflbr fhall 
from thenceforth hold the faid demifed premiiifcs difchargcd from 
fuch leafe; and if on fuch eje<Sment verdiA (hall pafs^ for thd 
defendant or defendants, or the plantifF or plaintiffs (hall he 
nonfuited therein, except for the defendant or defendants not 
confefTiog leafe, entry and oufter, then in every fuch cafe fuch 
defendant or defenaants (hall hive and recover his, her and 
their full cofts : provided adways, That nothing herein contain-* 
Not to bar the ^^ ^^^ extend to bar the right of any mortgagee or morito:agccs 
right of any of fuch leafe, or any part thereof, who (hall not be in pofle(rionf 
mortgagee, fo as fuch mortgagee or mortgagees (hall and do, within fix 
calendar months after fuch judgment obtained, and execution 
executed, pay all rent in arrear, and all cofts and damages (uf- 
tained bv (uch lefTor, perfon or perfons intitled to the remainder 
or reveriion as aforefaid, and perform all the covenants and a- 
greemenrs, which on the part and behalf of the firft lelTee or 
feflees are and ought to be performed. 
JjtSkm, filiag ni. And be it ftirther enacfted by the authority aforefaid. That 
bill in equity, ii> cafe the faid leffee or leilees, his, her or their afCgnee or af- 
pottohavean fignees, Or other peribn or perfons claiming any rirfit, title of 
ySnft pro- *' i^creft, in law or equity, of, in or to the faid leafe; ftall, withJn 
ceilings at ^ic time aforefaid, file one or more bill or bills, for reKrf in any 
law, &c. court of equity, fuch perfon or perfons (hall not have or con- 

tinue any injunAion, againft the proceedings at law on ftich 
ejedtment, unlefs he, (he or they do or (hall, within forty days 
next after a full and perfe6t anfwer (hall be filed by the leffbr or 
leffors of the plaintiiF in fuch gedhnent, brin|; into court, and 
lodge with the proper officer fuch fum and fums of money as the 
leftbr or leflbrs of the plaintiff in the faid eiedment (hall, in his, 
her or their anfwer, fwear to be due andf in arrear, over and 
above all juft allowances, and alfo the cofts taxed in the faid 
fuit, there to remain till the hearing of the caufe, or to be paid 
out to the lelfor or landlord on good fccurity, fubjeft to the 
decree of the court; and in cafe fuch bill or bills (hall be filed 
within the time aforefaid, and after execution is executed, the 
leflbr or leflbrs of the plaintiff (hall be accountable only m fo 
much and no more as he, (he or they (hall really and bonaliii 
without fraud, deceit or wiiftil negled, make of the demifed 
premi(res from the time of his, her or their entring into the ac- 
tual pofleflion thereof, and if what (hall be fo made by the leflbr 
or leffors of the plaintiff, happen to be lefs than the rent referv- 
ed on the faid leafe, then the faid leffee or leffees, his, her of 
their affignee or afiignces, before he, (he or they (hall be reftor- 
ed to his, her or their pofleSion or poffeflions, (hall pay fuch 
leflbr or leffors, or landlord or landlonls, what the money lb \rf 
them made, fell (hort of the referved rent, for the time fuch 
leffor or le(rors of the plaintiff, landlord or landlords, held the 
faid lands. 

IV, Pro- 



173 x*l Anno quarto GeoRGIi II. c. 28. 255 

IV. Provided always, and be it further enaftcd by the autho- ^^j^^j -, , 
rity aforcfaid. That if the tenant or tenants, his, her.or their jngaHy^n^' 
aflignee or afTignees, do or (hall at any time before the trial with cofts, 
in fuch eje<5tment, pay or tender to the leflbr or landlord, his proceedings 
executors or adminiftrators, or his, her or their attorney in that ^occafc, 
caufe, or pay into the court where the fame caufe is depending^ 

all the rent and arrears, together with the cods, then and in 
fuch cafe, all further proceedings on the faid eje£hnent (hall 
ceafe and be difcontinued; and if fuch leflee or leflees, his, her 
or their executors, adminidrators or afligns, (hall, upon fuch 
bill filed as aforefaid, be relieved in equity, he, (he and they, 
(hall have, hold and enjoy the demifed lands, according to the 
leafe thereof made, without any new leafe to be thereof made 
to him, her or them. 

V. And whereas the remedy for recovering' rents fecky rents rf 
cjftzi and chief rentSy are tedious and difficulty be it therefore enaA- 

ed by the authority aforefaid. That from and after the VntnVfui^^^f^^ 
fourth day of June one thoufand feven hundred and thirty one, covering feck 
all and every perfon or perfons, bodies politick and corporate» r^&tf> ^« 
(hall and may have the like remedy by diftrefs, and by im- 
pounding and felling the fame, in cafes of rent feck, rents of 
aflize and chief rents, which have been duly anfwered or paid 
for the fpace of three years, within the fpace of twenty years be-^ 
fore the firft day of this prefent feflion <^ parliament, or (ball 
be hereafter created, as in cafe of rent referved upon Iea(e ; any 
law or ufage to the contrary notwithftanding, 

VI. And whereas many perjons hold conjiderable ejlates hy kafes 
for lives or yearSy and leafe out the fame in parcels to feveral under 
tenants: and whereas many ofthofe leafe s cannot by law be renewed 
without afurrender of all the under leafes derived out oftbefameyfo 
that it is m the power of any fuch under tenants to prevent or delay the 
renewing of the principal Uaky by refufing to furrender their under 
teafesy notwithftanding they nave covenanted fo to doy to the great pre^ 
judice of their immediate landlords theprfileffees: for preventing 
fuch inconveniencies, and for making the renewal of leafes 

more eafy for the future, be it enaded by the authority afore- Chief leafct 
faid. That in cafe any leafe (hall be duly furrendered in order to "*2*5^ ''^k 
be renewed, and a new leafe made and executed by the chief ^J^^^^jj^ 
landlord or landlords, the fame new leaie (hall without a fur- ingall theiHi« 
render of all or any the under leafes be as good and valid to all der kafts* . 
intents and purpofes as if all the under leafes derived thereout 
had been likewife furrendered at or before the takin? of fuch 
new leafe ; and all and every perfon and peribns in whom any 
e(late for life or lives or for years, (hall from time to time be 
veiled by virtue of fuch new leafe, and his, her and their exe- 
cutors and adminiftrators, (hall be intitled to the rents, cove* 
nanta and duties, and have like remedy for recovery thereof, 
and the under leflees (hall hold and enjoy the melTuages, lands 
attd tenements, in the refpedive under leafes comprifeo, as if the 
(Mrij^nal leafes, out of which the refpedive under leafes are de- 
rived^ bad bc«n ({ill kept on foot and continued, and the chief 
2 landlord 



w 



2^6 Anno qtiartx) Georgii II. 0.29-. f '73'* 

landlord and landIor;ds (hall have and be intitled to fuch and 
the fame remedy, by diftrefs or entry in and upon the meflTua- 
ges, lands, tenements and hereditaments comprifed in any fuch' 
under leafe, for the rents and duties feferved by fuch new leafe, 
fb far as the fame exceed not the rents and duties r^erved in 
the leafe out of which firch under leafe was derived, as they 
would have had in cafe fuch former leafe had been ffill con- 
tinued, or as they would have had in cafe the refpedllve under 
leafes had been renewed under fuch new principal l^fe; any 
law^ cuftom or ufage to the contrary hereof notwithdanding. 
Not to extend VII. Provided always. That nothing in this a<ft contained 
to Scotland, fl^all extend to that part of Gnat Britain called Scotland. 

CAP. XXIX. 

'^n ail fir grafiting an allowance upon the exportation^ of 
Britifh made gunpowder. 

' H E R E A S ri&^ wealth and profperity of this kingdon doth 
vay much depcUdupon the improvement of its manufadurei^ 
end the profitable trade carried on by exportation of the fame ^ which 
trade ought by all proper means to be encouragedy for the enlargement 
of the commerce ^ Great Britain: andyjhereas the exportatiom of 
gunpowder to foreign parts has of late years conftderably decreafed^ by 
reafonofthe duties payable upon the importation of fait petre and 
hrtmflone^ the principal ingredients u fed for making the fame: and 
whereas bis Majefty s trading fubje^Sy from the greatnefs of the price 
of gunpowder made hercj are obliged tofurnifh themfelves atforeigd 
markets^ in order to carry on their trade to Africa^ and other parts 
beyond thefeas^ to the great prejudice and difcoiiragerfient ofthefaid 
manufailure y may it therefore pJeafe your moA excellent Ma- 
jefty that it may be enaded, and be it ena<5ted by the K^ing's 
tnoft excellent majefty, by and with the advice and cohfent of 
the lords fpiritual and temporal and commons, in thi^ prefent: 
parliament aflembled, and by the authority of the fame. That 
An aiib^nce there (hall be paid to every perfon or pcrfons, who at any time 
^^^i^^^ffli" ^^ ^*^^^^ within or during the term of five years, to be reckoned 
gunpow«?er ^^"^ ^^c twenty fourth day of June one thoufand fcven hundred 
exported as and thirty one, or at any time or times before the end of the 
merchandize, then ilext feffion of parliament, ftiall really add truly export out 
ConnaueJhy of this kingdom, by way of merchandize, any quantities of 
H C0.1 ^51, gu^pQ^vder of the manufacture of Great- Britainy an allowance 
of the fum of four (hillings and fix pence for every barrel of fuch 
gunpowder, containing one hundred pounds net weight, and fo 
in proportion for greater or Icfs quantities; whidi allowance (half 
tobcpaid by fee paid and anfwcrcd by the cuftomer or Collector of the cutfoms, 
the cuftomer. ^jj^ the privity of the comptroller of the port from whence the 
feme (hall be exported, on a debenture to be made fonh by th^ 
cuftomer or colIe6lor, according to the entfy of fuch gunpow- 
der, without fee or reward, and the (hipping thereof verified by 
flic fearcher, and oath, or being of the people called J^aterSf 
iolemn affirmation, made by the exporter, on the eAtry oi^ do-- 



173*-] Anno quarto GeoRGII II. c. 29. 257 

benturc, before the cuftomer or colleftor or comptroller of fucK 
port, that the faid gunpowder is of Britijh manufedturc, and is 
exported or intended to be exported to parts beyond the feas, by 
way of merchandize, and not for the ufc of the (hip in her 
voyage, and not relanded or intended to be relanded in any part 
of Great Britaij:^ the exporter firft giving fecurity to the faid cu- The exporter 
ftomer or coiledor of the port^ in a penalty of five pounds fof ty ?ot*to re"' 
each barrel, containing one hundred pounds net weight (which land it. 
fecurity they are hereby impowered to take in the name, and to 
the ufe of his Majefty, his heirs and fucceilbrs) that the gun- 
powder fo Ihipped or mtended to be (hipped, or any part there* 
of, (hall not be relanded or brought on fliore again into anv 
port or part of Great Britain^ and fuch fecurities (hall be diU 
charged in the manner hereafter mentioned, (that is to fay) for 
fo much of the faid gunpowder as (hail be entred for or landed 
in the kingdonri oi.Irektid^ the idands of Guernfey and Jerfey^ 
Jhierneyy Sark or Mari^ or .any of his Majefty's colonies or plan- 
tations abroad*, the condition of the bond inall be to bring cer- 
tificates in difcharge thereof from each place refpedlively, im- 
f>orting tl>at fuch gunpowder was: there landed, and teftifying the 
anding thereof; which certificate (hall be figned by the proper Security how 
officer or officers of his.Majefly's cuftoms as refpeftively refide ^? ^ ^^' 
there, and for want of fuch omccrs refiding there, then by the ^'^*'^***' 
governor of thofe iflands and cplonies or plantations, or the de« 
puty governor thereof refpedively, who arc hereby required to 
give the fiame without fee or reward ; and for fuch gunpowder as 
ihall be fo entred for any foreign port or place, to bring a cer- 
tificate under the hand of any of his Majefty's confuls refiding 
in fuch port or place, or under the hands of two known Britifi 
merchants then being at fuch port or place, that fuch gunpow- 
der was there landed \ or fuch bond or bonds (hall be difcharg- 
ed, upon proof in either of the faid cafes, that the fame was 
taken by enemies, or peri(hed in the feas, the examination and 
proof thereof, being left to the judgment of the commiflioners 
of the cuftoms in England or Scotland refpedtively for the time . 
being* 

II. jind whereas gunpowder exported for Africa is fold and de^ 
liver ed in very fmall parcels^ and at places along the coaft^ where no 
certificates can be had^ therefore be it further enafted by the au- 
thority aforefaid, That in every fuch cafe upon proof made upon Qunpowdcr 
oath, or being of the people called ^akerSy upon folemn affir- exported for 
mation of the mafter, mate, purfer or other perfon, having the Atnca« 
charge of the (hip during the voyage, importing that fuch gun- 
powder was fold and delivered upon the coaft 01 Africa^ and al(b 
of the oath or folemn affirmation as aforefaid of the merchant 
exporter, if living, that to the beft of his knowledge and belief, 
the faid goods have been difpofed of at the places to be mention- 
ed in the refpedtive oaths, affidavits or affirmations of the ma- 
fter, mate, purfer or other perfon, having charge of the (hip 
during the voyage, and that they have not been relanded or 
taroueht on (hore again in any port or par^ of Great Britain^ the 

Vol. XVI. * S fame 



igg Anno quarto GSorgii II. c. 29. ['73*» 

feme Ihall be taken in lieu of the certificates afbrefaicl, and be 
allowed of in full difcharge of the bonds to be given in purfu^ 
ance of this a6t; any thing herein contained to the contrary 
thereof in any wife notwithftanding. 
Pwttltvf ^^^' ^"^ ^ ^^ further cnacfted by the authority :rfbrefeid, 

rcSodiiig,'^ That if any gunpowder (hipped to be exported, for which al- 
lowance is hereby made, fhall be relanded or unfhipped in any 
port or place in Gr'eat Britain j contrary to the true intent and 
meaning of this a6t, without the licence of- one or more of the 
principsd officers of fuch port or place firft had and obtained, or 
uniefs it be in cafe of diftrefe to fave the faid gunpowder from 
peri(hin|, which (hall be forthwith made knpwn to one or more 
of the laid officers, the (aid gunpowder, over and above the 
penalty of the bond to be levied and recovered to his Majefty's 
life as aforefaid, aiid treble the value oT (uch gunpowder, (hall 
be forfeited and loft, and (hall and may be profecuted and divided 
in the manner herein after mentioned. 

IV. And be it further enacfied by the authority aforefswd, 
be p^"b^Sc That the (aid allowance (hall be forthwith paid by the rdpcd- 
cuOomer. ive cuftomer or colledh>r, out of any money in his hands arifing 
from cuftoms or other duties upon goods imported from parts 
beyond the feas; and the mon^ to jpaid (hall be accepted of in 
his or their account, as fo much paid to his Majefty, and he and 
they is, are and (hall be difchar^ed thereof accordingly. 
When duties ^' Provided always, and be ic further enacted by the autho* 
on importa- nty aforefaid, That in caie any of the duties now payable upon 
ttonofTaltpe- the importation of (alt petre and brimftovie, (hall during the 
tc<r and brim- tx)ntinuance of this ad be redeemed, « ofherwife ccafe to be 
nrdlTemcd aU P^P^'cj ^ much of the allowance to be made on thecxporta- 
lowancefor tion of gunpowder (hall foe abated, as (hall bear a proportion to 
|unpowder Co the duties (b redeemed, or that (hall ceafe to be payable on the 
be abated. importation of fait .petre and brimftone; any thing herein con- 
tained to the contrary thereof notwithftanding. 
Penalties how ' VI. And be it further enaded by the authority aforefaid, 
to be levied. That llie penalties in this atft mentioned (hall and may be proT^ 
ecuted and determined by bill, plaint or information in any of 
■his Majefty's courts of record at iVeftminfter^ or in the court of 
exchequer at Edinburgh refpeiStively 5 wherein no eflbin, protec- 
tion, privil^e, wager of law, or more than one imparlance 
ihall be allowed; and one moiety (hall be to the ufe of his Ma- 
jcfty, his heirs and fucceflTors, and the other moiety to fuch pcr- 
fon or pcrfons who will fue or profecute for the fartie. 

VII. And be it further enadked by the authority aforefaid. 

That if any adion or fuit (hall be commenced againft any per*- 

-fcn or perfons, for any thing done in purfoance of this aA, the 

defendant or defendants in fuch aftion or fuit may plead the ge- 

General ifluc. .^g^i jjj,^ ^^ j gj^g ^^j^ ^^ ^^^ ^j^^ fpccial matter in evidence 

-at any trial to be had thereupon, and that the fame was done in 
purfuance and by the authority of the faid aift; and if it JlhaH 
appear fo to have been done, the jury (hall find (br tlic def«id<- 
ant or defendants, and if tlie plaintiff lliall \k nonfuited or di(^ 

con- 



1731.] Anno quarto Georgti II. c.30. 259 

continue his acflion after the defendant or defendants fliall have 
appeared, or if judgment (hall be given upon any verdidl or de- 
Oiurrer againft the plaintiff, the defendant or defendants fliall and 
may recover treble cods, and have the like remedy for the famci 
as the defendant or defendants hath or have in other cafes by 
law. 

CAP. XXX. 

yf» ail for rendring more effeSiual an aSi made in the third 
year of his Maj0y*s reign, intituled. An aft for the bet- 
ter regulation of the coal trade, fo far as the fame re- 
lates to the preventing the iflhancing the price of coals in 
the river of Thames hy the keeping of turn in delivering 
of coals there. 

WHEREAS by a claufe in an aif pajfed in the third year of ^ £. 

his prcfent Majcjiyi reign, intituled. An z& for the Better 3^co.i.p.a«* 
regulation of the coal trade, it is ena^cd. That from and after 
the twenty fourth day of ]\xnt one ihoufand feven hundred and thir^ . 
ty, every maflei' of a fbip or vejfd ufxng the coal trade Jhould be fub* 
ptl to the dire^ion of the otvner or otvners of the major pent of his 
/hip or vejfel, provided there was nothing contained injuch direilions, 
which Jhmld relate to the refir dining or inbancing tie price of coals in 
the river of Thames, or to the keeping of turn in delivering of coals 
there : and wher/js notwithjtanding the provijion made by the /aid in 
part recited claufe, the fame has been evaded, by means whereof the 
price of coals may be advanced to the prejudice of feveral truinufdc- 
tures, as well as to the oppreffon of the poor : for remedy whereof, 
be it enacfled by the King^ moft excellent majefty, by and with 
the advice and confent ot the lords fpiritual ana temporal and 
commons, in this prcfent parliament aflemblcd, and by theP^^^l^yon 
authority of the fame, That from and after the fifteenth day of j„^^|^Jjf^J.V^^ 
May one thoufand feven hundred and thirty one, it fliall not be coals inTlIe^ 
lawful for any owner or owners of any (hip or veflel imployed in Thamw, lool. 
.the coal trade, or any perlbn authorized by them, or any other 
perfon or perfons whatfoever, dire<Slly or mdireclly, by writing 
or othcrwife, to give any orders or dircdions to any mafter or 
perfon having the command or rule of any (hip or veflel im** 
ployed in the coal trade, or to any agent or fervant imployed in 
the fi?Ilin^-oCj9oals, which (hall aijy ways relate to the keeping 
of turn in felling or delivering of coals in the river of Thameti 
and that no mafter or matters, or other perfon having the com- 
mand or rule of any (liip or veffc\ as afofefaid, (hall obey any 
fuch orders or keep turn as aforcfaid, upon pain that every per- 
fon giving fuch directions, and the perfon or perfons obfcrving 
and following the fame, or any otherwife diredthr or indire(5Uy 
acSing contrary to tjic true intent and meaning ot this aft, (hall 
refpedlivcly forfeit and pay the fum of one hundred pounds for 
every fuch offence, one moiety thereof to his Majefty, his heirs 
and fucceflbrs, and jthe other moiety to him or them who (hall 
fuefor Jthe fame, within the fpace of fix months next after fuch 

S2 9f- 



ihip. 
Penalty 50L 



Publick aa. 



260 Anno quarto Georgii II. 0,31,32. i^73t. 

oilence or offences (hall be committed, to be recovered with 
treble cofts of fuit, by aftion of debt, bill, plaint or informa- 
tion, in any of his Majefty's courts of record, wherein no cf- 
foin, protection, wager of law, nor more than one imparlance 
(hall be allowed. 

II. Jnd whereas in order to oblige Jhips imphyed in the coal trade 
to keep turn^ a method has, been or may be praSfifed^ for the majlers 
9f fuch /hips to deliver their cocquets into the hands of partitular a- 
gents imphyed by the otvttsrs of fuch fhips^ by which means fuch ma^ 
Jiers have been or may be difabled from deliviring their coalsy until 
permitted by fuch agentSy be it therefore cnaded by the authority 

^ocqartttobc jforcfjij^ That the mafter of every (hip or ve(lel loaded with 
withm four coals, or Other perfon having the care or charge thereof, (hall 
days after ar- deliver or caufe to be delivered, to the proper officer of the cu- 
rival of the ftoms at the port of London^ the cocquets containing the lading 
of fuch (hip or vc(rel, within the fpace of four days after the 
arrival of fuch (hip or ve(rel as high as Gravefend^ in the faid 
river of Thames^ on pain of forfeiting the fum of fifty pounds, 
on their negle<5t or refufal fo to do, to be fued for, recovered 
and difpofed of in the manner before directed. 

III. And be it further cna<fted by the authority aforefaid. 
That this adt (hall be deemed, adjudged and taken to be a pub- 
lick a£t, and be judicially taken notice of as fuch by all judges, 
juftices, and other perfons whatfoever, without fpecially plea£ng 
the fame# 

CAP. XXXI. 

An a6t for making more effe£bual an a£t pafled in the thirteenth >'ear of 
the reign of bis Tate majefty KingGeor^ the Firft» for repairing, wide- 
ning and amending the roads from Wigan to Prellon in the county of 
Lancafter. 

A£b »3 Geo. i . c. 9. continued from the firil day of Junt 1731* for »t years. 
farther continued fy tz Geo. i. c. 7. 

CAP. XXXII. 

^H aS for the more effeSual pumfhing flealers of lead or iron 

bars fixed to boufes^ or any fences belonging thereunto. 

WHEREAS the pernicious praHite of Jlealing of lead^ iron 
barSf iron gates^ iron palifadoes and iron rails fixed to dwell- 
ing'houfes^ out-houfes^ coach-houfes^ Jlabks^ and other buildings^ and 
fixed in gardens^ orchards^ court-yards^ fences and outlets belonging 
to dwelling-houfes and other buildings^ bath of late time been much 
ujed to the great detriment of his Majeflfs fuhieSfs\ and it is necef- 
fary for the more effe^ual preventing ofjiich offences ^ to infliSf a more 
exemplary punijhmcnt onfucb offenders^ than by the laws ojthis realm 
can now be done-, be it therefore enadted by the King's moft ex- 
Stealers of cellent majefty, by and with the advice and confent of the lords 
lead, iron fpiritual and temporal, and commons, in this prefent parliament 
to houfci, or aflcmbled, and by the authority of the fame. That from and 
any fences be- after the twenty fourth day of June one thoufand feven hundred 
fcnpng there- and thirty one, all and every perfon and perfons, who (hall Ileal, 
tS oflll^i^J* rip, cut or break, with intent to (leal, any lead, iron bar, iron 



ly of felony. 



gate. 



1731-1 Anno quarto Georgii IL c.3^ 261 

g^te, iron paliradoc or iron rail wbatfoever, being fix^d to any 
dwelling-houiie^ out-houfe, coach-houfe, (lable or other build-^ 
10^, ufe^d or occupied with fuch dwellini-houfe, or thereunto 
belonging, or to any other building whatloever, or fixed :n any 
garden, orchard, court-yard, fence or outlet, belonging to any 
dwelling-houfe or other building, (hall be deemed and conftrued 
to be guilt V of felony; and ever^ fuch felon and felons (hall be 
fubjedt and liable to the like pains and penalties as in cafes of 
felony; and the court, by and before whom fuch perfon or per- 
fons (hall be tried (hall, and hereby have power and authority to and befranf- 
tranfport fuch Gelons for the fpa<:e of feven years, in like manner as ported for fe- 
other felons are direfted tp be tranfported by the laws and ftatiit^ ^^^ years, 
of this realm ; and all and every perfon ana perfon^ who (hall be 
aiding, abetting or aflliling in dealing, or in fuch ripping, cut- 
ting or breaking any lead, iron bar, iron gate, iron pa]i(adoe or 
iron rail, fixed to any dwclling-houfc, out-houfe, coach-houfe, 
ftable or other building, or fixed in any garden, orchard, court- 
yard, fence or outlet, belonging to any dwelling-houfe or other 
building, or who (hall buy or receive any fuch lead, iron bar, 
iron gate, iron palifadoe or iron rail, knowing the fame to be 
ftolen, (hall be fubje^ and liable to the fame puni(hments, as if 
he, (he or they hii fiole;^ the tamt-, any law to the contrary in 
a;iy wife notwitbfUuiding. 

CAP- XXXIII. 

^n a£l for ohviating a dmbt which hath arifen concerning the 
ufual aUowanee made upon the delivery of Utters fent iy the 
fenny poji to places out of the cities of London and Wcft- 
minftcr and borough of Southwark, and the refpeElive 
fuburbs thereof. 

WHEREAS upon th^ firjl ejiahlijhment of the office called the 
Penny Poft Office, the carriage or conveyance of the letters 
by that pojl was confined to the cities of London cind Weftminfter, 
the borough of Southwark, and the refpe^ive fuburbs thereof \ and 
whereas upon the application 9f the imabitants of feveral towns and 
places within the compafi often miles round the city of London,, and 
upon their voluntary offer to allow and pay to the mejjengers or perfins 
carrying or tranfmitttng fuch letters^ in eonfidcration of their being 
obliged to travel with an horfi to places at that iijtancey one penny up- 
on the delivery of every letter directed to any per/on at any place out 
of the cities ^London and'Wtftmm&ex and borough of Southwark, 
and the refpeliive fuburbs thereof ^ over and above the penny paid up- 
on putting every fuch letter into the penny poll office in London, the 
carriage or conveyance of letters and pacquets by the (aid pofi^ com^ 
monly called The Penny Poft, was extended ten miles round the city 
of London, and one penny hath been conjiantly aVowed to and taien 
iy fuch meffengerSy on the delivery of every letter dire^ed to any per^ 
Jon at any place out of the cities of London and Weftminfter, the 
borough of Southwark, and the rcfpeffive fuburbs thereof over and 
abeye (be penny paid upon putting fuch letter into the penny pojl office 

S3 in 



iSz Anno quarto GeoRGii II. c. 34. [^73^- 

if) London ; and whereas by reafonofthe provijion contained in an afft 
of parliament made in the ninth year of the reign of her late majefiy 
^een Anne, intituled^ An adl for cftablilhing a general port of- 
fice for all her Majefty's dominions, and for fettling ^ weekly 
Ann, c. 10. J^^J^ ^^ ^f ^j^^ revenues thereof, for the fervice of the war, ind 
other her Majefty's occafions, fime doubts have lately arifen^ whether 
the mefjengers or perfons carrying or franfmittinj^ fnch letters j could 
lazvfuTly receive and take the faid aUoivance of one penny j'ttpon thf 
delivery of every letter^ dire^cd or delivered to or for any perfon^ at 
any place out of the cities of London and Wcftmmfter, the borough 
of Southwark, and the rcfpeSfive fuburhs thereof over and abave 
the penny paid upon putting fitch letter into the penny pofl office in 
London ; for obviating anci taking away all fuch doubts, be it 
declared and enadted by the King's moft excellent majefty, by and 
with the advice and confent of the lords fpiritual and temporal 
and commons, in this prefent parliament aflembled, and by the 
Pcnny^poft. authority of the fame. That nothing in the faid a<ft of the ninth 
Icttcre^out'of yw** of J^er faid late Majefty's reign fhall or ought to be con- 
j.ondon,vycft^ ftrued to extend to reftrain or hinder any fuch meflenger or per- 
jTiinftcror for) carrying or tranfmitting letters by the faid poft, commonly 
^r demand ^^"^^ ^^ Fenny Pofty from demanding or taking for every letter 
jd^^at del?!* originally font by the penny poft, and not firft pafling by the 
\tTy. ' general poft and from thence tranfmitted by the penny poft, 
which hath been or ftiall be delivered to or for any perfon, at any 
place out of the cities of London and JVcflminJlery the borough 
ti Southwark^ and the refpc6tive fuburbs thereof, one penny, 
6ver and above the penny paid upon putting every fuch letter 
into the penny poft ofiice, and th^ no fuch tkieflenger or other 
perfon (hall incur, or ftiall be deemed, adjudged or taken to have 
mcurred, or to incur any penalty or forfeiture whatfoever, for 
demanding and taking for any (uch letter fo delivered or to be 
delivered as aforefaid, one penny, over and above the penny paid 
upon putting fuch letter into the penny poft office, or for detain- 
ing or delaying any fuch letter, until fuch pne penny for any fuch 
Jetter fo delivered or to be delivered as Siforefaid, was or fhall be 
paid; any thing in the faid ad, or in aiiy other \zfr or ftatute to 
the co.i)traj7 in any Wife notwithftanding. 

CAP. xxxiy. 

An 961 for repairing tlie road leading from the town pf Pulham in the 
countv of MiddJefex through Fulham fields, to tlie great road near the 
pound at Hamme^-fmith in the faid county. 

The toll is to continue from 10 May 1731, for 11 yean. Continued by s) 
"Geo. X. c. 19. 



PAPf 



1 7 J2.] Anno quinto GsoRGii TL C.1,2,3. *^3 

Anno Regni GEORGII II- quinto. 

AT the parliament bigm and beUin at Wefbniniter, 
the twenty third day 9/ January, Anno Domini om 
tbifufand /even bundnd md twetuy feven^ in the firft year of 
the reign $f our fivereign hrd GEORGE II. hy th 
Grace of God^ of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King^ 
defender of the fmth^ &c. And from thence continued by fe- 
deral prorogations to the thirteenth day (/January one thou- 
fond feven hundred and thirty one^ being the fifth feffhon of 
this prefini parliament. 

CAP. I. 

An adl for continuing th« duties upon malt, miupi cyder and perry ii) that 
part of Great Britain calM England ; and for erantuig to his MajeHy 
certain duties upon nyalt, miim, cyder and pen^ in that part of Great 
Britain calM Scotland, lor theferviceof the year one thourand (even 
hundred and thirty two. EXP. 

CAP. II. 

An aft for punifliing mutiny and defertion, attd for %ht better payment of 
the army and -their quarten* EXP. 

CAR III. 

4n all to encourage and compel George Robinfon, efquire^ and 
John Thooifon to appdtr^ and produce the books ^ and diji- 
cover the ejfeSs of /i{>^ Charitable Corporation far reUef 
of induftrious poor by ajjifiing them with fmall fums upon 
pledges at legal inter e/i^ and to be examined thereupon at 
the times ar^ places therein mentioned. 

WHEREAS Mbnry fraudulent and indifeff praiiiees bav^ f»r 
feme years laft paH been carried on by perfous cmcenudin the 
direHion and management of the affairs of the Charitable Corpora- 
tion for the relief of indufirious poor by ajjifting them with fmall 
fumi upon pledges at legal intereftt contrary to the intention of their 
fharter^ whereby great numbers of his MajeJtfsfubjcSls havefuffered 
fnamfeft wrong and lofs; a true difcovtry of wkuh fraudulent and in-' 
diretl pra^ices is necejfaryj in order to the procuring ajufi relief and 
fatisfa^ion to the faid jufferers: and whereas Georjgfi Robinfon, 
efquire^ banter and agent to the faid corporation^ bath withdrawn 
himfelf beyond the feas^ being charged with great fums of money due 
from him to the faid corporation^ and alfo with heing privy to and 
foneemed in many of the faid fraudulent and indireSi pra^ices, and 
a cffmndffion ofbaniruptcy hath iffued againji AiVw, whereupon he bcfib 
iien declared a bankrupty but bath not hitherto fubmitted to the autho^ 
rityofthe faid comrnijfton: atiid whereas John Thomfon warehoufe^ 
keeper of the faid corporation hath likewife withdrawn himfelf beyond 
ele feas^ and bath parried im^ feverql bookf ifofcounth papers and 
'^ S 4 efe^f 



364 Anno quintQ Georgii II. 0.4^5^6. l^7i^^ 

iffiSls belonging to the faid corporation^ and is charged with great 
films of money due from him to the fmd cwrporation^ ai^d tuttb being 
privy to and eomemed in many of the feud fraudulent and, indire^ 
pra^Jices^ and a commijjpn of bankruptcy hath Ukewife iffucd againfl 
him^ and he bath thereupon been declared a bankrupt^ but hath not 
hitherto jubmitted to the au^mty of the faid eommiffion: now for 
the better difcovery of the iaid fraudulent praSices, and of the 
fftatc and cfieds of the faid corporation, which have been im* 
bczelled and concealed : be it enadiod, (fc. 

Claufe encouraging George Kobinfon and John Thomfon to' fiibnotit to 
examination. On I'uch fubmiflion to be protected from arrefts till June i. 
Not ibbmitting and delivering to the commiilioners of bankruptcy the ^t'- 
fe6h in their hands, guilty of felony. Concealing goods or accounts 1^. 
longing to them, to be imprifoned. sool. penalty and donble vaJue of 
goods concealed after 25 December for tbrep yeais. 

CAP, IV. 

An a6t for rebuilding the parifli church of Woolwich in the county of Kent^ 
as one of the fifcy new chuixlies dire^ed to be built by two ach of par- 
liament, one made in the ninth, and the other in the tenth year ot the 
reign of her late majefty Queen Anne. 

Appointment of ),oool. to be paid out of the coal duty. Materials of the 
old church to be d^lpofed of. 

CAP. V. 

An a£l for granting an aid to his Majefty by a land-tax to be raifed in 
Great Britain, for the fervice of the year one thoufand feven hundred 
and tiiirty two. EXP. i s. in the pound. 

CAP. VI. 
An ail far rtwoin^ the duties on fait for the term therein 

mentioned. 

Preamble re. IX/HEREAS Aj;^tf« a^ 'n^^r^ntmdeinthefif^^^^ 
citing 5 & 6 ^^ fixth years of the reign of their late majejites King William 
W. & M. and ^een Mary, of glorious memory^ intituled^ An aft for grant- 
ing to their Majefties certain rates and duties upon fait, and 
upon beer, ale, and other liquors, for fecuring certain recom-r 
pences and advantages in the faid a6t mentioned, to fuch per- 
fons as (hall voluntarily advance the fum of ten hundred thou- 
fand pounds towards carrying on the war againft Prance^ it was 
amongfi other things tnaClcd^ That from and after the five and twen- 
tieth day ^ March one thoufand px hundred and ninety foitfy there 
Jhould be throughout the kingdom of England, dominion of Wales, 
and town ^Berwick upon Tweed, raiUd^ levied^ colU8ed^ and paid 
unto their Majeflies^ their heirSy and fuccejfors^ until the feventeentb 
day ofMzy^ which Jhould be in the year of our Lord one thoufand fix 
hundred ninety feven^ for fait ^ the rates and duties following \ that is 
tofay^ for every gallon of fait ^ not being of the product or manufacture 
of the kingdom (/England, dominion of Wales, or tewn ofDctviidi 
upon Tweed, imported^ or to be imported into England, Wales, pr 
Berwick upi^n Tweed, the fum of three pence^ of lawful money ef 
England, over and above tie then dirties payable on fait imported^ 

and 



1 732,] Anno qulnto Georgii. II. c/ (?; ^6$ 

and after that rate for a greater or kjfer quantity > and for every 
gallon offalt^ and rock fait made at the fait tuorisj or taken out of 
any pits within the faid kingdom of England, dominion of Wales, 
or town of Berwick upon Tweed, the fum of one peny half-peny^ 
and after that rate for a greater or leffer quantity ; with fivers pro^ 
viftons and dire 5f ions in the faid a^ contained^ for managing^ colle^f^ 
tngj payingy and apt>lying the faid duties: and whereas by another a£l 
made in the feventh and eighth years of the reign of his faid late 
majt/ly King William the Thirds intituled^ An a6t for continuing 7 & g w. 3^ 
to his Majefty certain duties upon fait, dafs wares, ftonc ana 
earthen wares, and for granting feveral duties upon tobacco 
pipj^s, and other earthei> wares, for carrying on the war againft 
France^ and for efiablifliing a national land bank, and for taking, 
off the duties upon toiiinage of (hips and upon coals, the fame 
rates and duties were continued for ever for the purpofes of the faid 
a£i : and whereas by an a^ of parliament made in the ninth and tenth 
years of the reign of his faid late majejiy King William the Third j 
intituledj An a<5t for railing a fum not exceeding two millions ^5^ ,oW,t. 
upon a fund for payment of annuities after the rate of eigh^ 
pounds per centum per annum, and for fettling the trade to the 
Eafi-Indies, it was amongji other things enacted. That there Jbould 
be raifedy levied, collefled, and paid unto his Mqjejiy, his heirs, and 
fucceffors for ever, for fait, the feveral additional rates and duties 
following \ that is to fay. For every gallon of fait from and after th^ 
twenty fourth day ^December, in the year of our Lord one thoufani 
fix hundred ninety nine, imported from for Agn partSf the fum of /even 
pence of lawful money of England, to be paid by the importer or im^ 
porters thereof, and after that rate for a greater or UJfer auantity ; 
and for every gallon of fait, and rock fait, from and after the twenty 
fourth day of December, one thoufandfix hundred ninety nine, made 
at thffilt worjiS, or taken out gf any pit or pits within the kingdoni 
^England, dominion ^ Wales, or town ^Berwick upon Tweed, 
the fum of three pence halfpenny, of like money, and after that rate 
for a greater or leffer quantity : and whereas by the articles of union 
between the kingdoms ^England and Scotland, all the faid duties 
en fait were, from the times therein mentioned, to take place in Scot- 
land (except the additional duty on home made fait) with fomc pro-- 
viftons for preventing fait made in Scotland from being brought into 
England, without paying the faid additional duty on fait made in 
England : and whereas by an afi of parliament made in the third 
year of the reign of his prefent Majefly, intituled^ An acft for taking ^ Geo, %^ 
off certain duties on (alt, and for making good any deficiencies 
in the funds that may liappen thereby, and for charging the re* 
duced annuity payable to the Eafi-India company on the aggrc-* 
gate fund, and for relief of Matthew Lyon executor of Matthew 
Page, deceafed, in refpeft of the duty for fait loft by the over- 
flowing of the river Mercy, in the year one thoufand feven hun- 
dred twenty four, // is enabled. That from and after the twenty 
fifth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thoufand fevcn 
hundred and thirty, the duty of one penny half-penny per gauoreon 
faU^ and rock falt^ made in this kingdcin^^ which was granted by the 

' faid 



2^ Aiifid quinto Georgh II. C.6. [i73^« 

Jaid an of the fifth and fixth pan of the reign of their late ma^ 
jejiies King William and ^een Mary, and ^fo all the additiomi 
duties on faltj tvhether imported from foreign parts^ or home made^ 
which were granted by thefaid aifofthe ninth and tenth years of the 
reign of his faid late majefty King William the Thirds Jhould ceafe^ 
deterntinej and be no longer paid or payable ; and then, and from 
thenceforth^ all the powers and authorities given or granted ay any 
ait or a6ls of parliament for the levying^ fecuring^ colk£lingy or re-^ 
eovering the janUy and all penalties and forfeitures relating thereto^ 
and all provtjionSy reguktionx^ or rejhiftionsy relating to the import- 
ing or bringing of fait made in Scotland into Ensland, without pay- 
ing thefaid additional duty on fait, Jhould teafe, &termine, and not be 
put in execution, and then, and from thenceforth, the right or demand 
of any perfon or perfons in purfuance of the faid recited a^s, or any 
of them, on his or their exporting beyond the feas any fait, for which 
thefaid duties had been before fecured or paid, to have thefecuritiesfar 
the fame difcharged, or the monies paid for the fame repaid, Jhould alfo 
eeaj'e and determine, as to fo much of fuch fecurities or payments, as 
were given or made for any of the duties by the faid a6l to be deter ^ 
mined ; <md that no drawbacks, on account of fuch duties fo fecured or 
paid before the /aid twenty fifth day of Dtcember, in the year of our 
Lord one thou/and feven hundred and thirty, except for the My of 
three pence per gallon on foreign fait impofed by the firji herein recited 
aff, Jhwld be made and allowed on any fait exported beyond the feas 
after that time, with a provifo in the faid a^ contained, that the 
fame fiould not extend to determine thefaid duty of three pence per 
gallon *on fait, not of the produ^ or manufa^fure of the kingdom of 
England, dominion of Wales, or town of Berwick upon Tweed, 
fo as of ore faid granted by thefaid aSl of the fifth and fixth years of 
the reign of their faid hte majeflies King William and ^een Mary, 
nor to determine or mate void any of the ^rovifions, rules, or di- 
re ff ions made by the faid a^s, or any of them, and then in force for 
payment of the fame duty by the importers of fuch foreign fait upon 
the entry thereof, or for preventing the landing thereof before fuch 
entry made, or the fecuring the fame by bond with fufficient fureties, 
or for allowing the difcounts, or paying thefaid duty in ready money, 
or for allowances for drawbacks of the duties paid or fecured on the 
re-exporting the fame for foreign parts, or for making good any lojfes 
or accidents that might happen in fuch fait after /hipping the fame for 
exportation to foreign parts, or to be carried coajiwife, or for after- 
taining the weight in each bujhel, by which the Jaid duty fitould be 
computed, or to determine or make void any former aif or claufi rf- 
lating to Jhips or vejfels laden with foreign fait, found hovering on 
the cofijl, or relating to Juchfalt exported to Ireland and landed there \ 
hut the fame and every of them Jhould remain attd be in as full force 
and virtue, as they then were, if the faid la ft recited aff had not been 
made : now, we your Majefty s moji dutiful and loyal Jubfeifs the 
commons of Great Britain in parliament aJfcmbUd, towards raifing 
the necejfary fupplies for defraying the expenccs of your Ahjtftfs 
government, have freely refolved to revive not only tpc duty fpwHed 
by the faid firft recited aii on hgme made fait, but ^tlfy edi th^etd^ 
* ditional 



'73^] Anno quinto GeoRGII II. c. 6. %Sj 

ditional duties eh fait ^ whether foreign, er made in any part iffGrtzt 
Britain, impofed' by the faid atl of the nhu}) and tenth years of tht 
reign of his faid late majefiy King William the Third, or by the 
articles of union between the kingdoms of England and Scotland j 
and do moft humbly befccch your Majefty, that it may be enact- 
ed, and be it ena<5ted bv the King's moft excellent majefty, by 
and with the advice anci confent of (he lords fpiritual and tem- 
poral, and commons, in this prefent parliament aflembled, and 
by the authority of the fame, That from and after the twenty p^\\ ^^c fait 
firili day of Mirch, one thoufand feven hundred and thirty two, duties revived 
for and'during the fpace of three years, the duty of one penny from March - 
half penny per gallon, on all fait and rock fait, made at the fait *5 *or 3 yca«,. 
works, or taken out of any pits within this kingdom, and after 
that rate for a greater or leffer quantity, which was granted by 
the faid ad of the fifth and fixth years of the reign of their late 
majeflics King If^tUiam and Queen Maty, and fince made per- 
petual ; and alfo all the additional duties on fait, whether im- 
ported from foreign parts, or made in any part of Great Britain 
which were granted by the faid aA of the ninth and tenth years 
of the reign of his faid late majefty King IVtlliam the Third, or 
made payable by the articles ot union between the kingdoms of 
England and Scotland, ftiall be revived and become payable, and 
be paid in fuch manner, and with fuch allowances \qx prompt 
payment, and for wafte on fait carried coaftwife, or to Ireland^ 
as if the faid hft recited %&, bad never been made; and that 
fhen, and from thenceforth, for the better levying, colleAing, 
recovering, and fecuring the duties hereby revived, and which 
ftiall becomie due and payable within the time aforefaid, all the 
powers and authorities given or granted by the faid recited a(5ts^ 
or either of them, or any other aft or a<5b of parliament for 
levying, colledling, recovering, fecuring, and paying the fame 
into the receipt or his Majefl^'s exchequer at IVeflminjUr, for 
the ufes and purpofes by this a<5t direfted and intended, and all 
penalties and forifeitures relating thereto, and all provifions for 
the diftribution of fuch penalties and forfeitures between his 
Majefty and the informers, when recovered, and the methods 
of fuing for, recovering, receiving:, and mitigating the fame, and 
all provifions, regulations, or reftriftions relating to the'import-- 
ing or bringing of fait made in Scotland into England, without 
pa)nng the faid additional duty on fait, (hall be revived, and be 
in fuU force and virtue, and have the fame efFedt, and be put 
in execution in the fame manner, as if the faid laft recited aft 
had never been made, or as if the fame powers, authorities, 
penalties, and forfeitures, proviiions, regulations, and reftrifti- 
bns, which were in force before aiid at the time of making the 
faid laft recited aft, were here again repeated and re-enafted ; 
and that then apdfrom thenceforth the right or demand of any 
perfon or perfons in purfuance of the faid afts, or any or either 
of them, for or in refpeft of his or their exporting, or having 
pcported, beyond the feas any fait, for which the faid duties 
^VeHbeen, or Ihallbefore fuch exportation be fecured or paid, 

.to 



2^ Anno quinto Georgii 11. c6« [1732; 

to have the fecurities for the fame difcharged, or the monies 
paid for tKe fame repaid, fhall alfo be revived, and fuch perfon 
aqd perfons fhall have the full benefit thereof, and all drawbacks 
on account of fuch duties fo fecured or paid, or to be fecured or 
paid, fbdl be made and allowed for or in refped of the ex- 
portation of fait to parts beyond the feas, whether the fame be 
foreign ialt, or made within any part of Great Britain^ in the 
fame manner as fuch drawbacks were or ought to have been 
made, if the faid lafl recited, ad had not been made -, any thing 
therein contained to the contrary notwithflanding. 
To be mana. U. And be it enaAed and declared by the authority aforefaid, 
fed hy proper That from and after the faid twenty fifth day of Marcby one 
comimflion- tbpufand feven hundred and thirty two, for and during the faid 
*"• fpace of three years, the managing, levying, coUeding, receiv-t 

ing, recovering, or feiniring, not only of^the duties on fait here- 
by revived, but alfo of the duty on foreign fait granted by the 
faid firfl recited ad, and continued as aforefaid, fhall be under 
tiie care and diredion of the commiflioners for the receipt, 
management, and government of the duties on fait, appointed 
or to be appointed by his Majefly, and of the officers for th^ 
faid duties on fait for the time being, in the fame manner as the 
faid duties were managed, levied, coUedted, received, or fecured 
before, and at the time of making thjB faid ad of the third year 
of his prefen^ Majefty ; and that all the bounties or allowances 
due and payable upon the exportation of fjlh, from and after 
4ie faid twenty fifth day of M^rfb^ one thoufand feven hundred 
and thirty two, fhall be allowed and paid in the fame manner, 
as the faid allowances and bounties were p^d and payable be- 
fore, and at the time of makine the faid ad> any thing in the 
faid ad to the contrary notwithftanding. 

III. And whereas by two feveral ads of parliament made in 
SGeo. |. the eighth year pf the reign of his late majefty King George the 
Firfl, for taking off the duty upon all fait ufed in curing of red 
herrings, or vvhite herrings, and for laying proportionable du- 
ties on fuch herrings coniumed at home, only one duty or rate 
of one fhilling and ei^ht pence per tl>ovifand was laid oi> all red 
herrings cured promifcuoufly with red herrings defigned for ex- 
portation, but afterwards delivered out for home confumption, 
and another duty or rate of three fhillings and four pence /^ 
barrel was laid oh all white herrings cured promifcuoufly with 
white herrings defigned for cxporta^on, but afterwar4s deliver- 
ed out for borne confumption ; and in eaph of the faid ads there 
is a provifion* that in cafe the duties of excife on fait f which 
then amounted to three fhillings and four pence per bumel on 
home made fait, and fix fhillings and eight pence per bufhel on 
foreign fait) or any of them, (hould ceafe, ^cteripine, or be re- 
deemed by parliament, then the rcfpedive rates and dutips there- 
by impofed fhould ceafe, or he leffened in proportion tp the du-^ 
ties on fait that fhould fo ceafe, determine, or be abat^ : anc| 
whereas in confequence of the faid recited ad of parliament 
made in the third year of the rpign of bis prefent .Majefly^ fbu^ 

pvts 



1734.] Anno quinfb Georgii II. c. 6. 169 

parts in five of the whole o( the faid duties on fait, both home 

made and foreign computed together, did ceafe, determine, and 

were abated, from the faid twenty fifth day of December one 

thoufand feven hundred and thirty, it was therefore by the laft 

mentioned z& enaSed, That the duties or rates on fuch red or 

white herrings (hould from thenceforth be charged only after 

the rate of four pence for every thoufand of fuch red herrings, 

and of eight pence for every barrel of fucH white herrings, aiid 

that the faid reduced duties (hould be paid and payable to the 

proper officers of the cuftoms, in the fame manner as the duty 

on foreign fait is thereby dire^ed to be paid : now be it enaAed 

and declared by the authority aforefaid, That from and after the 

faid twenty fifth day of March one thoufand feven hundred and 

thirty two, for and during the (aid fpace of three years, the faid 

rate or duty of one (hilling and eight pence per thoufand on all ^j^^ ^^^ ^^ 

red herrings, and of three (hillines and four pence ^^ barrel on 1 1. id. per 

all white herrings cured promiicuoufly with red herrings, or 1000 on red 

white herrings defigned for exportation, but afterwards deliver- l»«n-ing9, and 

cd out for home confumption, (hall be revived -, and that the H^fly^ 

faid rates and duties (hall be paid and payable to the faid com- ^vhite herrings 

miifioners for the duties on fait, or the-officers for the faid du- revived. 

ties on fait, in the fame manner, as the faid rates or duties were 

paid and payable before the laft mentioned aA was made, any 

thing therein contained to the contrary notwithftanding. 

IV. And whereas by the eighth article of the treaty of union 
between the kingdoms of England and Scotkmdy it was amongft 
other things concluded and agreed. That firom and after the 
union there (hould be allowed five (hillings fterling for every 
barrel of beef or pork falted with foreim (alt, without mixture 
of Brttijh or Irijh fait, and exported for fale from Scotland to 
parts beyond the fea, alterable by the piriiament of Great Bri^ 
tain : and whereas by an a6t of parliament made in the fijfth year 5 Anns* 
of the reign of her late majefty Queen AnnCj intituled^ An a£l 
for the eaje $f her Majejiy^s fukjeSts in relation to the duties upon 
falty and for making the like allowances upon the exportation of white 
herrings^ flejh^ oatmeal ^ and grain called beery alias bigg^ as are made 
upon exportation of the like from Scotland, it was ena<5led, That 
for every barrel of falted beef or pork, which (hould be export- 
ed for fale from any part of the kingdom of England^ dominion 
of tVales^ or town of Berwick upon Tweedy to parts beyond the 
feas, after the firft day of May one thoufand feven hundred and 
feven, by any perfon or perfons whatfoever, there (hould be the 
like allowances as were to be allowed on fuch beef and pork 
exported from Scotland^ to be paid out of the duties on fait : and < 

whereas in confequence of the faid recited aA made in the third 
year of the reign of his prefent Majefty, feven parts in ten of 
the duties on foreign fait were taken off, or abated ; it was there- 
fore by the laft mentioned aA enaded. That from and after the 
faid twenty fifth day of December one thoufand feven hundred ^ 

and thirty, the faid allowances of five (hillings per barrel on 
the exporutlon of falted beef or pork, exported for fale from 

any 



270 Anno qtiinto Georgii II. c. 6. {i732« 

any part of Great Britain to aiw parts beyond the fcas, fliould 
as airo5s. perJ^c reduced to an allowance of one (hilling and fix pence per 
barrel on fait* barrel, and no more, on all beef or pork falted with foreign fait 
edlKcfor only, without any mixture of Sritijh or IriJhi^Xt: now be it 
pork export- further enacfted and declared bv the' authority aforefaid, That 
from and after the faid twenty nfth day of March one thoufand 
feven hundred and thirty two, for and during the faid fpace of 
fhree years, the faid aHowances of five (hillings ^^.r barrel 011 the 
exportation of falted beef or pork, exported tor fale from any 
part of Great Britain to any parts beyond the feas, (hall be re- 
vived, and (hall be paid and payable out of the fame duties and 
revenues, and in the fame manner as the fame were paid and 
.payable before the lad mentioned zSi was made, any thing 
Xherein contained to the contrary notwithftanding. 
Allowances V. And be it further enacfted by the authority aforefaid, Tliat 
Swi^oMiaic "° Pc»*fon or perfons, who from and after the twenty fifth day 
' * of March one thoufand feven hundred and thirty two, (hall ex- 

port beyond the feas any fait, either foreign or Enghjh^ or any 
roc^k fait, or fait refined from rock fait, for which the duties (hall 
"have been paid, (hall have any other or greater allowance on 
prompt payment, and for wafte on being crarried coaftwife, and 
lor wal\e on, beings carried to /r^/(f7«</, and upon exportation of 
the fame by way pf debenture or debentures, certificate or cer- 
tificates, or otlierwife in the wlipl^, than what really apd bond 
fdc was before pytd for the duty of the faid fait \ and that nd 
yerfon or perfons giving bbnd or fecurity for Ac faid, duty, payr 
able witliln the tinie limited by law, iliall be intitled to have 
any other or greater allowance for wafle on fuch falts being car- 
ried cbadwUc, and for wade on fuch falts being canned to 
Ireland^ and upon exportation of the fame by .way oiF deben- 
ture or debentures, certificate or certificates, or ptherwife in 
the whole, than what fhall difcliargc and vacate the bond and 
fecurity given for the payment of the duty of the fait fo carried 
coafiwife, and exported. 

VI. And be it Uirthcr enacled by the authority aforefaid. That 

it fliall and may be lawful to carry and bring from any port of 

tliat part of Great Britain called Scotland^ to any port of that 

n^i*^s cured P^^ Great Britain called EnglauJy white herrings cured witji 

witfiVah'^niadc'*'^ '"^^^ ^^ Scotland^ the perfon or perfons bringing the laid 

ill Scotland to white herrings into Efigland^ paying at the port, to which tlie 

pay *s. 4d. fame Ihall be brought, two (nillings and four pence for every 

per barrel, barrel, containing thirty two gallons of fuch white herrings (o 

brought from Scotland^ and in proportion for half barrels. 

Vfl. Provided always. That the proprietor or proprietors of 

trii*°'?h tT' ^^^'^^ herrings (hipt aboard any (hip or veffel, in any port or 

collcftoroft^teP'^^^ "^ Scot land j or the iflands thereunto belonging, to be tranf* 

culloms, and ported or carried to any port or place in England^ dominion of 

fecurity given /f^//^j, or town of Berwick upon Tweedy or their refpedlive 

fi'^^b^"^*" agents, do, before the faid (liip or ve(rel depart from the faid 

"^ ' port or place in Scotland^ make a particular entry with the 

co]le<^or, or other principal officer of the cuAoms there, of 

the 



'73^-1 Anno quintx) Georgii II. c. 6. 271 

the number of barrels of white herrings fo Ihipt, to be de- 
livered and difcharged in fome port or place in Ettgland^ and 
become bound to the King's majjefty, his heirs, and fuccef- 
fors in the value of the herrings, for delivery and difcharge 
thereof in the port or place, for which the fame ihall be en^ 
tred as aforefaid, or fome other port or place wijthin the king- 
dom of England^ dominion of JVaUs^ or town of Berwick upoa 
Tweedy the danger and accidents of the feas excepted, and to 
return a certificate within fix months after the date of the bond, 
under the hand and feal of the principal officer of the cuftoms, 
or his deputy, for the time being, in the refpedtive ports or 
places where the fame (hall be landed and difcharged, to the 
officers of tl)e cuftoms, to whom fuch fecurity bath been granti* 
ed as aforefaid, that fuch white herrings were landed and dif- 
charged accordingly, upon the penalty of tlie forfinture of the 
bond aforefaid ; and further that the laid proprietor or proprier on oath made 
tors, or their Icnown agents, do make oath, that jthe lierrings fo of their being 
fhipt were cured in Scotland with fait made tbtce, whereof tbe cured with 
duty payable by this a<ft hath been paid, and that the fame are ["fi**t to^^" 
hot intended to be exported to any place beyond the feas ; which ^^twL 
oath the faid colle^or, or other principal officer., is hereby au- 
thorized to adminifter, and is likewife required without deUy to 
grant a certificate gratis under bis hand and feal, that fuch entry 
or entries,, and oath- or .oaths were made, and boad or bonds 
granted as aforefaid \ and that the mafter of every (hip or vedel, 
wherein fuch white herrings (hall be (hipt, or put on board 
to be traniported and carried as aforefaid, or the proprietor or 
proprietors, or their refpe<5tive agents, do, before landing^- or 
putting on (hoar the faid herrings, or putting them on board 
any other (hip or boat, in any port or place 6f Englcmdf domi- 
nion of ff^aJcs, or town of Berwick upon Tweedy deliver the faid 
certificate to the proper officer of the cudoms, in the port or 
place where the £ime (hall be landed or put .on (hoar, or on 
board any other (hip or boat, under the penalty of the forfeiture 
of the herrings So landed or put on (hoar, or on board any other 
ihip or boat, and forty (hillings for each barrel of the faid her- 
rings ; one moiety to the ufe of the King^s maje(ty, his heirs, 
and fttcceflbrs, and the other moiety to be recovered from the 
importer or proprietor in the fame manner as other penalties Penalty on 
impoied by the aAs above revived; and that if any perfon orfalfe cerfifis 
peifons do prefume to counterfeit, rafe, or alter any of the cer- cat6s, 
tificates above required, or to ufe any fuch certificate knowing 
the fame to be fo counterfeited, rafed, or altered, fuch perfon or 
'perfons (hail incur the pains.which are by kw inflidled on per- 
fons found guilty of foi^ery. 

VIII. And whereas tliere may have been contrads or bar« 
'0ins made for the purchafe and fale of home made fait, or rock 
f lalt, to be delivered and received at future times, after the faid 
'twenty fifth day of March exit, thoufand feven hundred and thir- 

a two, which contraAs or bargains, hy reafon of the duties on 
t and rock (alt hereby rcviv<d and impofed, cannot be com- 

plied 



2^2 Anno quirltd Georgii 11. C 7^ 1^73^^ 

Contra6ls for pJIed with by the fellers without great lofs and damage, be it 

vered^lLfore ^'^^'^ifore further enadted by the authority aforefaid. That all 

March ic^va- contrad^s or bargains made, of to be made, before the twenty 

cated. fifth day of March one thoufand feven hundred and thirty two, 

for the purchafe andfale of home made fait, or rock falt^ to be 

delivered and received at any futufe time or times, which (hall 

not be performed and complied with on or before the faid twenty 

iifth day of March one thoufand feven hundred and thirty two, 

(hall be, and ara hereby declared to be null and void, and of no 

effect ) and in cafe any fum or fums of money (hall have been 

advanced and paid by any purchafer or puVchafers, for or on ^c- 

Purchafe mo- count of any