James the Second, 1685
An Act for Reviveing and Continuance of severall Acts of Parlyament therein mentioned. [Chapter XVII. Rot. Parl. nu. 17.]

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'James the Second, 1685: An Act for Reviveing and Continuance of severall Acts of Parlyament therein mentioned. [Chapter XVII. Rot. Parl. nu. 17.]', Statutes of the Realm: volume 6: 1685-94 (1819), pp. 19-20. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=46284 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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Whereas many good and wholesome Lawes were made in the Raigne of Your Majestyes Royall Brother King Charles the Second of Blessed Memory as Probationary Laws which by experience have beene found very usefull and beneficiall both for the Service of the Crowne and good of the Subjects of this your Majestyes Realme which said Acts being made Temporary are most of them expired and others neare expireing Your Commons in this present Parlyament Assembled takeing the same into their Serious Consideration doe most humbly beseech Your Majestie That it may Enacted

II. 13 & 14 Car. II. c. 12. revived for 7 Years, except as to the Corporation therein mentioned.

And bee it enacted by the Kings most Excellent Majestie by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons in this present Parlyament Assembled and by Authoritie of the same That One Act of Parlyament made in the Thirteenth and fourteenth yeares of his said late Majestyes Raigne Entituled An Act for the better Reliefe of the Poore of this Kingdome (except what relates unto the Corporation therein mentioned and Constituted thereby) shall be in force from the first day of this present Session of Parlyament and soe to continue for the space of Seven yeares and from thence to the next Session of Parlyament

III. Settlement of Poor intended by said Act accounted from Delivery of Notice in Writing to Churchwarden.

And forasmuch as such poore persons at their first comeing to a Parish doe commonly conceale themselves Bee it therefore hereby Provided and Enacted by the Authoritie aforesaid That the Forty dayes continuance of such Person in a Parish intended by the said Act to make a Setlement shall be accompted from the time of his or her Delivery of Notice in writeing (which they are hereby required to doe) of the House of his or her abode and the number of his or her Family if he or she have any to one of the Church wardens or Overseers of the Poore of the said Parish to which they shall soe remove.

IV. 13 & 14 Car. II. chap. 21; made perpetual.

And bee it further Enacted by the Authoritie aforesaid That one other Act made in the said Thirteenth and Fourteenth yeares of his said late Majestyes Raigne Entituled An Act for Preventing the unnecessary Charge of Sheriffes and for Ease in passing their Accompts shall be in force and is hereby made perpetuall.

V. 17 Car. II. c. 8. 22 & 23 Car. II. c. 10. explained by 29 Car. II. c.3. §25. and which said Acts with the said Clause are continued by 30 Car. II. st. 1. c. 6.

All the said Acts and Clauses made perpetual.

And bee it Enacted by the Authoritie aforesaid That one other Act made in the Seventeenth yeare of his said late Majestyes Raigne Entituled An Act for avoiding unnecessary Suits and Delayes And alsoe one other Act made in the Two and twentyeth and Three and twentyeth yeares of his late Majestyes Raigne Entituled An Act for the better Setleing Intestates Estates (which said latter Act is explained by a Clause in one other Act made in the Nine and twentyeth yeare of his said late Majestyes Raigne Entituled An Act for Prevention of Frauds and Perjuries) both which said Acts with the said Clause are continued by one other Act made in the Thirtyeth yeare of his said late Majestyes Raigne Entituled An Act for Reviveing both the said former Acts All which said Acts and Clauses shall be in force and is hereby made perpetuall.

VI. Administrators not compelled to account (except by an Inventory) but at the instance of Persons interested.

Provided alwayes and it is hereby further Enacted That noe Administrator shall from the from the Foure and twentieth day of July next be cited to any the Courts in [the (fn. 1) ] last Act mentioned to render an Account of the Personall Estate of his Intestate (otherwise then by an Inventory or Inventoryes thereof) unlesse it be at the Instance and Prosecution of some person or persons in behalfe of a Minor or haveing a demand out of such Personall Estate as a Creditor or next of Kin, Nor be Compellable to Accompt before any the Ordinaryes or Judges by the said last Act impowered and appointed to take the same otherwise then as is aforesaid any thing in the said last Acts contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

VII. Brother and Sister of Intestate to share equally with the Mother.

Provided alsoe and it is further Enacted by the Authoritie aforesaid That if after the Death of a Father any of his Children shall dye Intestate without Wife or Children in the Life-time of the Mother every Brother and Sister and the Representatives of them shall have an equall Share with her Any thing in the last mentioned Acts to the contrary notwithstanding.

VIII. Proviso in the said Act for Customs of London and Province of Yorknot to extend to Intestate's Estate claimed by Administrator quatenus Administrator.

Provided and it is hereby for the determining some Doubts ariseing upon the Act aforementioned for the better setleing Intestates Estates Enacted and Declared That the Clause therein by which it is Provided That that Act or any thing therein contained should not any wayes prejudice or hinder the Customs observed within the City of London and Province of Yorke was never intended nor shall be taken or construed to extend to such Part of any Intestates Estate as any Administrator by vertue onely of being Administrator by pretence or reason of any Custome may claime to have to exempt the same from Distribution but that such part in the hands of such Administrator shall be subject to Distribution as in other Cases within the said Act.

IX. 19 Car. II. c. 12. in force for 7 Years, &c. from 1st day of the Session.

And bee it further Enacted by the Authoritie aforesaid That one other Act made in the Nineteenth Yeare of King Charles the Second Entituled An Act for Assigning Orders in the Exchequer without Revocation shall be in force from the first day of this present Session of Parlyament and soe to continue for the space of Seven yeares and from thence to the end of the next Śession of Parlyament

X. 22 & 23 Car. II. c. 19. in force for 7 years, &c. from June 24, 1685.

Proviso for Salemen.

And bee it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid That one other Act made in the Two and twentyeth and Three and twentyeth yeares of [his (fn. 2) ] late Majestyes Raigne Entituled An Act to prevent Frauds in the Buying and Selling of Catle in Smithfield and elsewhere shall be in force from the Foure and Twentyeth Day of June One thousand six hundred eighty five and soe to continue for Seven yeares and from thence to the end of the next Session of Parlyament [Provided That the said Act or any thing therein contained shall not extend to Salemen or Factors imployed by Farmers or Feeders. (fn. 3) ]

XI. 22 & 23 Car. II. c. 22. in force for 7 years from 1st Day of the Session.

And bee it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid That one other Act made in the Two and twentieth and Three and twentyeth [yeares (fn. 4) ] of his said late Majestyes Raigne Entituled An Act for the better and more certaine Recovery of Fines and Forfeitures due to His Majestie shall be in force from the First day of this present Session of Parlyament and soe to continue for the space of seven yeares and from thence to the end of the next Session of Parlyament.

XII. 22 & 23 Car. II. c. 23. in force for 7 years, from 1st Day of the Session.

And bee it further Enacted by the Authoritie aforesaid That one other Act of the Two and Twentyeth and Three and twentyeth of King Charles the Second Entituled An Act to Revive an Act Entituled An Act to prevent the Disturbance of Seamen and others and to preserve the Stores belonging to his Majestyes Navy Royall with some Alterations and Additions shall be in force from the first day of this present Session of Parlyament and soe to continue for seven yeares and from thence to the end of the first Session of the next Parlyament.

XIII. 22 & 23 Car. II. c. 26. in force for 7 Years, &c. from the 1st Day of the Session.

And bee it further Enacted by the Authoritie aforesaid That one other Act of the Two and twentyeth and Three and twentyeth of King Charles the Second Entituled An Act to prevent the Planting of Tobacco in England and for Regulateing the Plantation Trade shall be in force from the first day of this present Session of Parlyament and soe to continue for seven yeares and from thence to the End of the next Session of Parlyament.

XIV. 30 Car. II. st. 1. c. 7. in force for 7 years, &c. from 1st Day of the Session.

And bee it further Enacted by the Authoritie aforesaid That one other Act made in the Thirtyeth Yeare of King Charles the Second Entituled An Act to Enable Creditors to Recover their Debts of the Executors and Administrators of the Executors in their owne wrong shall be in force from the first day of this present Session of Parlyament and soe to continue for seven yeares and from thence to the end of the first Session of the next Parlyament.

XV. 13 & 14 Car. II. c. 33. continued for 7 Years from June 24, 1685.

And bee it further Enacted by the Authoritie aforesaid That one other Act made in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth yeares of His said late Majestyes Raigne Entituled An Act for preventing the frequent Abuses in Printing Seditious Treasonable and Unlicensed Bookes and Pamphletts, and for Regulating of Printing and Printing-Presses and every Clause Article and thing therein contained be Revived and continue in force from the Foure and twentyeth Day of June in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred eighty five for the space of Seven yeares and from thence to the end of the next Session of Parlyament.

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2 his said O.
3 This Proviso is annexed to the Original Act in a separate Schedule.
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