Statutes of the Realm: Volume 5, 1628-80. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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Recital that the said Persons adhere to the King's Enemies beyond Sea.
The said Persons not returning into the Realm, and rendering themselves, by a Day, to stand attainted of High Treason.
In all humble manner shew unto Your most Excellent Majestie Your Majestyes most dutyfull and loyall Subjects the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons assembled in Parlyament That whereas it is notoriously knowne that Thomas Dolman Joseph Bampfield alias Stepner and Thomas Scott sonne of Thomas Scott lately executed as a most execrable Traitor and one of the horrid and bloody murderers of His late Royall Majestie King Charles the First of ever blessed Memory contrary to the duty of their Allegiance have most trayterously and wickedly adheered and still doe adheere to Your Majestyes Enimies beyond the Seas where they as yet remaine and committ diverse Treasonable acts without any sence of Loyaltie to Your Majestie or of naturall Affection to their native Country May it therefore please Your most Excellent Majestie That it may be enacted And bee it enacted by the Kings most Excellent Majestie by and with the consent and advice of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Coo[m]mons in this present Parlyament assembled That if the said Thomas Dolman Joseph Bampfield alias Stepner and Thomas Scot shall not returne into the Realme of England and render themselves to some or one of His Majestyes Justices of the Peace for the County wherein he or they shall first arrive at or before the first day of February next ensueing and alsoe abide their legall Tryall for such their Treasons then every of them the said Thomas Dolman Joseph Bampfield alias Stepner and Thomas Scott not rendring himselfe as aforesaid or not abideing his Tryall aforesaid shall from and after the said First day of February stand and be adjudged attainted of High Treason to all intents and purposes whatsoever and shall suffer and forfeite as a person attaint of High Treason by the Lawes of the Land ought to suffer and forfeite
II. All Persons beyond Sea not rendering themselves, upon Proclamation made, attainted of High Treason.
And bee it further enacted by the Authoritie aforesaid That all and every person and persons who now are or hereafter shall be beyond the Seas and whom His Majestye by any of His Royall Proclamations to be issued under the Great Seale of England dureing the continuance of this Warr with the States of the United Provinces shall name and require to returne into England and render themselves by a certaine day therein to be mentioned to some or one of His Majestyes [Justices (fn. 1) ] of [the (fn. 1) ] Peace for the County wherein he or they shall first arrive and shall not returne and render themselves accordingly and abide their legall Tryall shall from and after the day to them to be prefixed by such Proclamation stand and be attainted of High Treason to all intents and purposes and shall suffer such paines and penaltyes and undergoe all such forfeitures as persons attainted of High Treason ought to doe,
III. The Time allowed to render.
Provided That the time to be prefixed by such Proclamac[i]on for the persons therein to bee named to render themselves be not lesse then the time and terme of three Kalandar monethes from and after the Date of such Proclamation
IV. Persons serving the United Provinces in certain Places attainted of High Treason.
And bee it further declared and enacted by the Authoritie aforesaid That all and every His Majestyes Subjects who from and after the First day of February next ensueing shall at any time dureing the continuance of the said Warr serve the States of the United Provinces either by Land or Sea as a Souldier or Seamen [on this side the Straights or from and after the First day of May in the yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred sixty and six within the Straights, Or from and after the First day of August in the said yeare One thousand six hundred sixty six in Affrica or America or any where beyond the Straights on this side the Equinoctiall, Or from and after the First day of February in the said yeare One thousand six hundred sixty six in the East Indyes or any part beyond the Equinoctiall (fn. 2) ] shall be and are hereby attainted of High Treason and shall suffer and forfeite to all intents and purposes as persons attainted of High Treason ought to doe.