Charles II, 1670
An Act for Improvement of Tillage and the Breede of Catle.

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John Raithby (editor)

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1819

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685-686

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'Charles II, 1670: An Act for Improvement of Tillage and the Breede of Catle.', Statutes of the Realm: volume 5: 1628-80 (1819), pp. 685-686. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47421 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Corn and Grain may be exported at certain Times, although the Prices exceed the Rates of 15 Car. II. c. 7,

paying Duty as by 12 Car. II. c. 4.

For the further Incouragement of Tillage for the common good and welfaire of this Kingdome Bee it enacted by the Kings most excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and the Commons in this present Parlyament assembled and by authoritie of the same That from and after the twenty fourth day of June which shall be in the yeare of our Lord, one thousand six hundred and seaventy and from thence forward It shall be lawfull for all and every person or persons Native or Forreigne at any time or times to shipp, lade carry and transport as Merchandize all sorts of Corne and Graine although the Prices thereof shall exceede the Rates sett downe in one Act of this present Parliament made in the fifteenth yeare of his Majestyes Reigne entituled An Act for the Encouragement of Trade, The said Act or any other Law Statute Usage or other Prohibition to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding, paying for the same such Rates as are to be paid when the same might have beene transported by one Act of this present Parlyament entituled A Subsidie granted to the King of Tonnage and Poundage, and none other.

II. When Corn does not exceed the Rates herein mentioned certain Duties as herein mentioned to be paid.

And it is hereby further enacted by the authoritie aforesaid That when the Prices of Corne and Graine at the times, Havens and places when and where the said Corne or Graine shall be imported into this Kingdome exceede not the Rates hereafter following there shall be answered and paid for the Custome and Poundage thereof these Rates That is to say

For every Quarter of Wheate when the same shall not exceede the Price of Three and fifty shillings and fower pence the Quarter there shall be paid for the Custome and Poundage thereof the summe of sixteene shillings, And when the same shall exceede the summe of three and fifty shillings and fower pence the Quarter, and yet not above fower pounds the Quarter, That then there shall be answered and paid for the Custome and Poundage of every Quarter of Wheate the summe of eight shillings;

For every Quarter of Rye when the same doth not exceede the price of forty shillings the Quarter there shall be answered and paid for the Custome and Poundage thereof the summe of sixteene shillings the Quarter.

For every Quarter, of Barley or Malt when the same doth not exceede the price of two and thirty shillings the Quarter, there shall be answered and paid for the Custome and Poundage thereof the summe of sixteene shillings the Quarter.