Charles II, 1677 & 1678
An Act for continuance of two former Acts for preventing of Theft and Rapine upon the Northerne Borders of England.

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1819

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'Charles II, 1677 & 1678: An Act for continuance of two former Acts for preventing of Theft and Rapine upon the Northerne Borders of England.', Statutes of the Realm: volume 5: 1628-80 (1819), pp. 864-866. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47472 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Recital of 14 (13 & 14) C.II. c, 22. 18 (18 & 19) C. II. c.3. and that they are expired.

The said Two Acts continued for Seven Years, &c.

Whereas an Act was made in the Fowerteenth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord the King that now is Entituled An Act for preventing of Theft and Rapine upon the Northerne Borders of England And whereas alsoe another Act was made in the Eighteenth yeare of the Raigne of our said Soveraigne Lord the King Entituled An Act to continue a former Act for preventing of Theft and Rapine upon the Northerne Borders of England Both which Acts are expired and have beene found very necessary for the preservation of those Places from that great number of lewed disorderly and lawlesse persons that usually frequented thereabouts Bee it therefore 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 thereof That the said two, former Acts and either of them and every Matter Clause and Clauses therein contained and all and every the Powers and Authorities thereby given shall be continue and remaine in full force from henceforth for and and dureing the space and time of Seaven yeares and alsoe from thence untill the end of the first Session of the next Parlyament.

II. Quarter Sessions of the said Counties to take Security of Persons employed in the Border Service for the Preservation of the said Counties.

Stolen Goods to be entered in Books to be kept in Market Towns within, 48 Hours after the same are stolen.

And for the better management of the Powers and Authorityes in or by the said two former Acts given Bee it further enacted by the Authoritie aforesaid That the said severall Justices of the Peace of the said respective Countyes shall from time to time at the respective Quarter Sessions take good and sufficient Security of the person or persons by them imployed in the said Service for the preservation of the said respective Countyes from Theft and Rapine to answere the Dammages sustained by any person or persons by his or their neglect or default therein and to pay and satisfie the same within Fower months after that proofe thereof shall be made by the Oath of one or more credible Witnesses before the Justices of the Peace of the said respective Countyes at the next Quarter Sessions in the respective County which Oath or Oathes the said Justice or Justices are hereby authorized to administer soe as the Goods stolne be entred in one of the Bookes to be kept for that purpose within the space of forty eight houres after the same shall be stoln or gone and that Bookes shall be kept for that end in every Market Towne of the said respective Countyes and at such other convenient places therein and by such person or persons as the said Justices of the Peace in the said respective Countyes at their Generall Sessions of the Peace shall order or appoint.

III. Quarter Sessions, yearly or every Two Years, in open Court, to appoint Persons for the said Service.

And bee it further enacted by the Authoritie aforesaid That the said several] Justices of the Peace of the said respective Countyes at the Generall Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the said Countyes respectively shall yearely or every two yeares at the farthest in open Court make choice of and appoint such person or persons as they shall respectively thinke fitt for the said Countyes respectively to be employed in the said Service.

IV. Persons so employed to receive the Sacrament and deliver a Certificate to the next Quarter Sessions, and take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and subscribe the Declaration of 25 C.II. c. 2. s.8.

Provided That every person and persons employed for the preservation of the said respective Countyes from Theft and Rapine or as Treasurer for the said Service doe receive the Sacrament of the Lords Supper according to the Usage of the Church of England in some Publicke Church upon some Lords day commonly called Sunday within the space of three moneths after they shall enter upon such Employment and deliver a Certificate thereof to the next Quarter Sessions in the respective County where they shall be soe imployed and take the Oathes of Allegiance and Supremacy and make and subscribe the Declaration appointed to be made and subscribed in and by one Act of this present Parlyament Entituled An Act for preventing dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants under the Penaltyes and Forfeitures by the said Act appointed.

Item quaeda[m] Petitiones privatas personas concernentes (in se forma Actus continentes) exhibita fuerunt p[re]dicto Domino Regi in Parliamento predicto quoru[m] Tituli subscribuntur (videlicet)

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4. An Act to enable the Guardian of the Right Honourable Edward Earle of Warwicke and Holland to make Leases of several Messuages herein after mentioned dureing his Minority rendering the improved Rent.

5. An Act to enable the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Morley and Mounteagle Baron of Rye to make Sale of the Mannour of Farlton and certaine Lands and Hereditaments in Farlton in the County of Lancaster for payment of Debts.

6. An Act to enable the Trustees of Bryan Viscount. Cullen of the Realme of Ireland to sell or dispose of Lands in Elmesthorp in the County of Leicester for the payment of Debts and raiseing a Portion for his Daughter.

7. An Act to enable Trustees to raise Money upon Cobham House and Parke.

8. An Act to enable Sir John Cotton Baronet to dispose of a Messuage called St Jermans and Lands therewith used neere St Albans in the County of Hertford and to setle other Lands in lieu thereof.

9. An Act for Confirmation of a Decree made in the Court of Chauncery the fower and twentyeth day of February Anno Regni Regis Caroli Secundi Vicesimo septimo in a Cause betweene Sir Francis Rodes Baronet since deceased and Dame Martha his Wife Plaintiffes and William Thornton and Infant by Ciprian Thornton his Guardian and John Thornton and the said Ciprian Thornton Defendants and of severall Conveyances and Assurances made by the said Sir Francis Rodes in pursuance thereof as well for payment of his Debts as for provision for his Wife and Children.

10. An Act to supply the defects in a Deed of Setlement made by John Coke Esquire deceased and for altering a Trust in part of the Estate of Robert Coke Esquire.

11. An Act to enable Thomas Thynne of Longleat in the County of Wilts Esquire to setle a Joynture on a Wife of certaine Lands Tenements and Hereditaments therein mentioned.

12. An Act for dischargeing the Mannour of Winsteed in the County of Yorke from a Setlement in Taile and chargeing other Mannours and Lands in the County of Lincolne of a greater value with the same uses.

13. An Act for the setleing certaine Lands belonging to William Gery of Bushmeade in the County of Bedford Esquire upon Trustees to be sold for the payment of Debts.

14. An Act for the vesting of certaine Mannours and Lands of Edward Bedell of Woodriseing in the County of Norffolke Esquire in certaine Trustees to be sold, for payment of his Debts and for raiseing of Portions for Diana Bedell Isabella Bedell and Anne Bedell Infants Daughters of the said Edward Bedell and for such other Children as shall hereafter be begotten by the said Edward Bedell upon the body of Isabella Bedell his now Wife.

15. An Act to enable Francis Brend Esquire the surviveing Sonne and Issue Male of Sir Mathew Brend Knight deceased to sell certaine Lands for the raiseing of Three thousand pounds for the Portions of Frances and Elizabeth Brend the Daughters of Thomas Brend Esquire deceased late elder Brother of the said Francis Brend.

16. An Act for the naturalizeing of Jane De Galiere. Countesse of Lincolne and others.

17. An Act for restoreing the Honour of Baron Audley of Hely to James Lord Audley and others herein mentioned.

18. An Act for the appropriating the Rectoryes of Llanrhayader in Mochuant in the Countyes of Denbigh and Mountgomery and of Skeviog in the County of Flint for Repaires of the Cathedrall Church of St Asaph and the better maintenance of the Choire there and alsoe for the uniteing severall Rectoryes sine cura and the Vicarages of the same Parishes within the Diocesse of St Asaph aforesaid.

19. An Act to enable the Trustees of Sir Ralph Banks to sell Lands for payment of Debts.

20. An Act for, setleing diverse Mannours Farmes and Lands in the County of Hertford now in the Possession of Francis Shalcrosse Esquire and for makeing provision for younger Children and payment of Debts.

21. An Act to enable Trustees to sell Lands for the raiseing of Money to pay the Debts of John Samine Esquire.

22. An Act to enable Trustees to sell Lands for payment of the Debts of John Herring deceased.

23. An Act to enable Trustees to sell Lands for payment of the Debts of Sir William Thorold late of Hough in the County of Lincolne Knight deceased.