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[ No. XXXII. ) George I. st. 2. c. 48.-An Act to encourage the Planting of Tim-

ber-Trees, Fruit-Trees, and other Trees, for Oruament, Shelter, or Profit ; and

for the better Preservation of the same ; and for the preventing the Burning

of Woods

241

[ No. XXXIII. ] 6 George I. c. 16.–An Act to explain and amend an Act passed

in the first Year of his Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Act to encourage the

Planting of Timber-Trees, Fruit-Trees, and other Trees, for Ornament, Shelter,

or Profit, and for the better Preservation of the same, and for preventing the

Burning of Woods, " and for the better Preservation of the Fences of such

Woods

242

[ No. XXXIV. ] 6 George I. c. 23.-An Act for the further preventing Robbery,

Burglary, and other Felonies, and for the more effectual Trausportation of

Felons

ib.

[ No. XXXV. ] 9 George I. c. 22.–An Act for the more effectual punishiog wick-

ed and evil disposed Persons going armed in disguise, and doing Injuries and

Violences to the Persons and Properties of his Majesty's Subjects, and for the

more speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice

ib.

[ No. XXXVI. ] 1 George II. st. 2. c. 19.-An Act for punishing such Persons as

shall wilfully and maliciously pull down or destroy Turnpikes for repairing

Highways, or Locks or other Works, erected by Authority of Parliament for

making Rivers pavigable

... 249

[ No. XXXVII. ! 5 George II. c. 33.-An Act to explain, amend, and render more

effectual an Act passed in the first Year of his present Majesty's Reign, intituled,

“An Act for punishing such Persons as shall wilfully and maliciously pull down,

or destroy Turnpikes for repairing Highways, or Lucks or other Works erected

by Authority of Parliament for making Rivers navigable.”

251

[ No. XXXVIII. ] 6 George II. c. 37.–An Act for making perpetual the several

Acts therein mentioned * * ****** And to prevent the cutting or

breaking down the Bank of any Riber or any Sea Bank ; and to prevent
the malicious cutting of Hop-binds; and for other purposes

252

[ No. XXXIX. ] 8 George II. c. 20.-An Act for rendering the Laws more effec-'

tual for punishing such Persons as shall wilfully and maliciously pull down or

destroy Turnpikes for repairing Highways or Locks, or other Works, erected
by Act of Parliament for making Rivers navigable, and for other Purposes
therein-meu tioned ...

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[ No. XL. ). 10 George II, c. 32.-An Act for continuing "An Act for the more

effectual punishing wicked and evil-disposed Persons, going armed in Disguise,

and doing lujuries and Violences to the Persons aud Properties of his Majesty's

Subjects, and for the more speedy bringing the Offenders to Justice;" and for

continuing two Clauses to prevent the cutting or breaking down the Bank of

any River or Sea-Bank; and to prevent the malicious cutting of Hop-binds,

contained in an Act passed in the sixth Year of his preseut Majesty's Reigu;

and for the more effectual Punishment of Persons removing any Materials

used for securing Marsh or Sea-Walls, or Banks, and of Persons maliciously

setting on Fire any Mine, Pit or Delph of Coal, or Cannel Coal, and of Persons

unlawfully hunting or taking an Red or Fallow Deer in Forests or Chases, or

beating or wounding Keepers or other Officers, in Forests, Chases, or Parks;

and for more effectually securing the Breed of Wildfowl

255

[ No. XLI. ] 11 George II. c. 22.-An Act for punishing such Persons as shall do

Injuries and Violences to the Persons or Properties of his Majesty's Subjects,

with lntent to binder the Exportation of Corn

256

[ No. XLI. ] 13 George II. c. 21.–An Act for further aud more effectually pre:

venting the wilful and malicious Destruction of Collieries and Coal works .. 258

[ No. XLIII. ] 26 George II. c. 19.-An Act for enforcing the Laws against Persons

who shall steal or detain ship-wrecked goods; and for the Relief of Persons suf-

fering losses thereby ...

... 259

[ No. XLIV. ] 27 George II, c. 15.–An Act to explain and amend an Act made in

the Ninth Year of the Reign of bis late Majesty King Georg'e the First, intituled,

“ An Act for the more effectual puuishing wicked and evil-disposed Persons go-

ing armed and disguised, and doing Injuries and Violences to the Persons aud

Properties of his Majesty's Subjects; and for the speedy bringing the offenders

to Justice.”

ib.

[ No. XLV. ). 29 George II. c. 36.-An Act for inclosing, by the mutual consent

of the Lords and Tenants, Part of any Common, for the purpose of planting and

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preserving Trees fit for Timber or Underwood; and for more effectually pre-

venting the unlawful Destruction of Trees

260

[ No. XLVI. ] 31 George II. c. 41.-An Act to amend and render more effectual

an Act passed in the twenty-ninth Year of his present Majesty's Reign, intituled,

“ An Act for inclosing, by the mutual Consent of the Lords and Tenants, Part of

any Common, for the Purpose of planting and preserving Trees fit for Timber

or Underwood; and for more effectually preventing the unlawful destruction of

Trees.”

[ No. XLVII. ] 4 George III. c.31.-An Act to indemnify such Persons as have

omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; ********

And to prevent the Destruction of Crees and Underwoods growing in

Forests and Chases

ib.

[ No. XLVIII. ] 4 George III. c. 37.–An Act for the better establishing a Manu-

factory of Cambricks and Lawns, or Goods of the kind usually known under
those denominations, now carrying on at Winchelsea, in the County of Sussex;
and for improving, regulating and extending the Manufacture of Cambricks and
Lawns, or Goods of the kind usually known under those denominations, in that
part of Great Britain called England

ib.

[ No. XLIX. ] 6 George III. c. 36.—An Act for encouraging the Cultivation, and

for the better Preservation of Trees, Roots, Plants and Shrubs

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[ No. L. ] 6 George III. c. 48.-An Act for the better Preservation of Timber

Trees, and of Underwouds; and for the further Preservation of Roots, Shrubs,

and Plants

ib.

[ No. LI.] 9 George III. c. 29.-An Act for the more effectual Punishment of such

Persons as shall demolish or pull down, buru or otherwise destroy or spoil any

Mill or Mills; and for preventing the destroying or damaging of Engines for

draining Collieries and Mines; or Bridges, Waggon Ways, or other things used

in conveying Coals, Lead, Tin, or other Minerals from Mines ; or Fences for in.

closing Lands in pnrsuance of Acts of Parliament

ib.

[ No. LII. ] 10 George III. c. 30.–An Act for rectifying a Mistake in an Act made

in the last session of Parliament, * * * * * *

for the better Preservation

of Wollies, Thorns, and Quicksets, in Forests, Chases, and Private

Grounds, and of Trees and Underwoods in Forests and Chases; and

for other Purposes

262

[ No. LIII.] 12 George III. c. 24.-An Act for the better securing and preserving

his Majesty's Dock Yards, Magazines, Ships, Ammunition, and Stores ib.

[ No. LIV. ] 13 George III. c. 33.–An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act,

made in the sixth year of his present Majesty's Reign (intituled, “ An Act for

the better Preservation of Timber Trees, and of Woods and Underwoods; and

for the further Preservation of Roots, Shrubs, and Plants) to Poplar, Alder, Ma-

ple, Larch and Hornbeam

[ No. LV.) 22 George III. c. 40.–An Act for punishing Persons wilfully and mali.

ciously destroying any Woollen, Silk, Linen or Cotton Goods, or any Implements.

prepared for or used in the Manufacture thereof; and for repealing so much of

two Acts, made in the Twelfth Year of King George the First, and in the Sixth

Year of his present Majesty, as relates to the Punishment of Persons destroying

any Woolleu or Silk Mauufactures, or any Implements prepared for, or used

therein

263

[ No. LVI. ] 28 George IIl. c. 55.-An Act for the better and more effectual Pro-

tection of Stocking Frames, and the Machines or Engines annexed thereto, or

used therewith; and for the Punishment of Persons destroying or injuring of

such Stocking Frames, Machines, or Engines, and the Framework-knitted

Pieces, Stuckings, and other Articles and Gouds used and made in the Hosiery

or Framework-knitted Manufactory; or breaking or destroying any Machinery

contained in any Mill or Mills used or any way employed in preparing or spin-

ning of Wool or Cotion for the use of the stocking Frame.

264

[ No. LVII. ],: 33 George III. c. 67.-An Act for better preventing offences in ob-

structing, destroying, or damaging Ships or other Vessels, and in obstructing

Seamen, Keelmen, Casters, and Ship Carpenters, from pursuing their lawful

occupations.-[17th June 1793.)

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[ No, LVIII. ] 36 George III. c. 9.-An Act to prevent obstructions in the free Pas.
sage of Grain within the Kingdom.-- [18th December 1795.]

268
[ No. LIX. ] 39 & 40 George III. c. 77.-An Act for the Security of Collieries

and Mines, and for the better regulation of Colliers and Miners.—(9th July
1800.)

270

[ No. LX. ] 43 George III. c. 58.-An Act for the further Prevention of malicious

shooting, and attempting to discharge loaded Fire-Arms, Stabbing, Cutting,

Wounding, Poisoning, and the malicious using of means to procure the Mis-

carriage of Women; and also the malicious setting fire to buildings; and also

for repealing a certain Act, made in England in the Twenty-first Year of the late

King James the First, intituled, “ An Act to prevent the destroying and mur-

thering of Bastard Children;" and also an Act made in Ireland in the Sixth

Year of the Reign of the late Queen Anne, also intituled, “ An Act to prevent

the destroying and murthering of Bastard Children;" and for making other

Provisions in lieu thereof.-[24th June 1803.] ..

.... 273

[ No. LXI. ], 43 George III. c. 113.-An Act for the more effectually providing for

the Punishment of offences in wilfully casting away, burning or destroying ships

and vessels; and for the more conrenient Trial of Accessaries in Felonies; and

for extending the Powers of an Act made in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign

of King Henry the Eighth, as far as relates to Murders, tu Accessaries to Mur.
ders, and to Manslaughters.—[27th July 1803.] ....

ib.

[ No. LXII. ) 45 George III. c. 66.-An Act to prevent in Great Britain the ille-

gally carrying away Bark; and for amending two Acts, passed in the Sixth and

Ninth Years of his present Majesty's Reign, for the Preservation of Timber Trees

Underwoods, Roots, Shrubs, Plants, Hollies, Thorus, and Quicksets.-[27th

June 1805.]

...... 276

[ No. LXIII. ] 52 George III. c. 16.–An Act for the more exemplary Punishment

of Persons destroying or injuring any Stocking or Lace Frames, or other Ma.

chines or Engives used in the Framework-knitted Manufactory or any Articles

or Goods in such Frames or Machines ; to continue in force until the first day

of March, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fourteen.— [20th March 1812.] ib.

[ No. LXIV.] 52 George III. c. 130.–An Act for the more effectual Punishment

of Persons destroying the Properties of his Majesty's Subjects; and enabling the

Owners of such Properties to recover damages for the Injury sustained.—[18th

July 1812.]

277

[ No. LXV. ] 54 George III. c. 42.-An Act to repeal an Act of the Fifty-second

Year of his present Majesty, for the Punishment of Persons destroying Stocking

or Lace Frames, or any articles in such Frames, and to make other Provisions

instead thereof.-[20th December 1813.]

278

[ No. LXVI. ] 56 George III. c. 125.–An Act for the more effectual Punishment

of Persons riotously destroying or damaging Buildings Engines and Machinery

used in and about the Collieries and other Mines, Waggon-ways, Bridges and

other works used in conveying and shipping Coals and other Minerals; and for

enabling the owners of such Property to recover Damages for the Injury sus-

tained.[1st July 1816.]

279

[ No. LXVII. ] 57 George III. c. 126.–An Act to repeal an Act passed in the Fifty-

fourth Year of his present Majesty, for the Punishment of Persons destroying

Stocking or Lace Frames, and Articles in such Frames ; and to make, until the

First Day of August One thousand Eight Hundred and I wenty, other Provisions

in lieu thereof.-[11th July 1817.]

280

[ No. LXVIII. ] 7 George IV. c.60.-An Act to prevent the wilful and malicious

destruction of Dwelling Houses in Ireland.--[26th May 1826.]

281

( No. LXIX. ] 7 & 8 George IV. c. 30.-An Act for consolidating and amending

the Laws in England relative to malicious Injuries to Property.—[21st June

1827.]

285

[ No. LXX. ] 7 & 8 George IV. c. 32.-An Act to explain and amend an Act passed

in the Seventh Year of the Reign of his present Majesty, intituled “ An Act to

prevent the wilful and malicious destruction of Dwelling Houses in Ireland.-

(21st June 1827.]

294

[ No. LXXI. ). 9 George IV. c. 56.-An Act for consolidating and amending the

Laws in Ireland relative to malicious lojuries to Property.-[15th July
1828.)

295

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Vol. V.
Class 1. Statutes relating to Religion and Ecclesiastical Authority.

2. Treason and other Offences affecting the State.
3. Offences relating to Coin and Bullion.
4. Homicide.
5. Rape, Polygamy, Forcible Marriage, &c.
6. Riots, and Offences attended with Malice or Violence.

VOL. VI.
7. Larceny, Robbery, Assault with intent to Rob, Child

Stealing.
8. Offences relating to Stolen Goods.
9. Embezzlement by Agents and Public Officers.
10. Embezzlement of Public Stores.
11. False Pretences.
12. Forgery.
13. Piracy, and Offences committed on the High Seas.
14. Felony relating to the Revenue.
15. Offences relating to Quarantine.
16. Felony relating to the Slave Trade.
17. Escapes and Rescue.
18. Perjury.
19. Seducing Artificers and Exporting Utensils.
20. Offences respecting Elections of Members of Parliament.
21. Libels, Scandalum Magnatum, &c.
22. Nuisances.
23. Maintenance, Champerty, Liveries.
24. Miscellaneous Offences.
25. Criminal Proceedings.

(A) Surety of Peace, and Apprehension of Offenders:
(B) Examination, Bail, Commitment.
c) Indictments, Informations, and other Criminal

Prosecutions.
(D) Process, Outlawry.
(E) Certiorari.
(F) Arraignment and Trial.-Criminal Courts: $ 1. in

General, 92. Offences committed out of the Kingdom.
(G) Benefit of Clergy, Transportation, Penitentiary

Houses.
(H) Judgments in Cases not included in thelast Division.
(I) Forfeiture, Corruption of Blood, &c.
(K) Pardon.

(L) Miscellaneous Incidents.
VOL. V.

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CLASS J.
Statutes relating to Religion and Ecclesiastical

Authority.*
[ No. I. ] 35 Edward l. st. 1. c. 2.- Religious Persons

shall send nothing to their Superiors beyond the Sea.

[ No. II. ] 25 Edward III. st. 5. c. 22.—He that pur

chaseth a Provision in Rome for an Abbey, shall be out of the King's Protection, and any Man may do with him as with the King's Enemy.

* The Statutes referred to in this Division tinued impression that those restrictions are very numerous, and their Contents are might be withdrawn, as inapplicable to the very material and important as matter of present state of the country, and unnecessary legal and political history. Considering the with regard to the interests and security of nature of this work, and the space which it the established Church, I have so far entered already occupies, I have thought it eligible into the controversy as to state the grounds to insert only such Statutes as may still be of that impression, in a series of “ Letters considered as material in respect of their on the Legal Disabilities of Roman Catholics practical operation, with the exception of and Dissenters, and the Dangers appretwo of the ancient Statutes, which explain hended from their Removal.” — Ridgway, the object and meaning of the once important 1813; but I am aware that any investigaexpression, Præmunire. The restrictions that tion, partaking of the nature of political constill exist form the subject of a controversy troversy would not be consistent with the which is still maintained with considerable design and character of this collection. warmth. Under the strong and long con

st. 6.

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[ No. III. ] 25 Edward III. st. 6.—The King and other

Lords shall present unto Benefices of their own, or their

Ancestors Foundation, and not the Bishop of Rome. 25 Edw. III. WHEREAS late in the Parliament of good memory of Edward King

of England, Grandfather to our Lord the King that now is, the 35 Ed. I. C. 4.

thirty-fifth

year of his Reign, holden at Carlisle, the Petition heard, put $ 3.

. before the said Grandfather and his Council in his said Parliament by the • Commonalty of the said Realm, containing, That_whereas the holy • Church of England was founded in the Estate of Prelacy, within the • Realm of England, by the said Grandfather and his Progenitors, and the

Earls, Barons, and other Nobles of his said Realm, and their Ancestors, 'to inform them and the People, of the Law of God, and to make Hospitalities, Alms, and other works of charity, in the Places where the Churches were founded, for the Souls of the Founders, their Heirs, and

all Christians; and certain Possessions, as well in Fees, Lands, Rents, as * in Advowsons, which do extend to a great Value, were assigned by the * said Founders to the Prelates and other People of the holy Church of

the said Realm, to sustain the same Charge, and especially of the Possessions which were assigned to Archbishops, Bishops, Abbots, Priors, Religious, and all other People of holy Church, by the Kings of the said Realm, Earls, Barons, and other great Men of this Realm; the same Kings, Earls, Barons, and other Nobles, as Lords and Advowees, have . had and ought to have the Custody of such Voidances, and the Present

ments and the Collations of the Benefices being of such Prelacies. The Pope be- • II. And the said Kings in Times past were wont to have the greatest stows spiritual Part of their Council, for the Safeguard of the Realm when they had Livings upon Need, of such Prelates and Clerks so advanced; the Bishop of Rome Aliens not

accroaching to him the Seigniories of such Possessions and Benefices,

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