Statutes of the Realm: Volume 5, 1628-80. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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Recital of 15 C. II. c. 14. § 4.; and that it was intended that the Sums therein mentioned should be paid yearly, and had been accordingly answered; and yet Doubt was made whether the same could be charged as a continuing yearly Payment; and whether any Grant thereof by the King could be good during the Estate Tail.
Whereas in and by an Act of Parliament passed in the fifteenth yeare of His Majesties Raigne entituled, An Act for settling the Profitts of the Post Office, and Power of granting Wine Licences on His Royall Highnesse the Duke of Yorke, and the Heyres Males of his Body : It is amongst other things enacted, That all the Yearely Rents, Su[m]me or Su[m]mes of Money, Revenues, Issues, and Profitts whatsoever, that shall grow due, accrew, or be payable unto His Majesty his Heyres or Successors, for, or by reason of the Generall Letter Office, or Post Office, or Office of Postmaster Generall or annexed, incident, or belonging to the said Post-Office, or Generall Letter-Office, or Office of Postmaster Generall, or issueing out [of (fn. 2)] the same, or accrewing or growing due for, or by reason of the same, should be, and thereby were vested and settled upon James Duke of Yorke, and the Heyres Males of his Body begotten, or to be begotten, Neverthelesse with, and under this Provisoe, That it should and might be lawfull, for the Kings Majesty, his Heyres and Successors, at any time or times dureing the said Estate-Taile, by Warrant under his Privy Scale, to charge any Su[m]me or severall Su[m]mes of Money, not exceeding in the whole the Su[m]me of Five thousand, three hundred fourscore and two Pounds ten shillings, to be paid out of the Profitts of the Office of Postmaster Generall, to the which said Su[m]me of Five thousand three hundred [fourescore (fn. 2)] and two Pounds ten shillings, the severall Su[m]mes and Payments then already charged thereupon, did in the whole amount (The Grant of which Su[m]mes were not to be avoided by the said Act) and which said Su[m]mes of Money, not exceeding the said Su[m]me of Five thousand three hundred fourescore and two Pounds ten shillings, to be granted by His Majesty, as aforesaid, were and should be by Authority of the said Act confirmed, and made in full force, as in and by the said Act more at large appeares. And whereas it was intended, that the Su[m]mes of Money soe as aforesaid to be charged, should be annually paid though not soe expressed in the said Act, and the Su[m]mes of Money charged upon the Profitts of the said Office, at the time of the making the said Act, were made payable yearly, and have been ever since accordingly answered, and yet neverthelesse some doubt is made, whither the said Su[m]me of Five thousand three hundred fourscore and two Pounds ten Shillings can, or may be charged upon the Profitts of the said Office of Postmaster-Generall, as a continuing yearly payment, and whither any Disposition Grant, or Assignement thereof, or of any part thereof heretofore made by His Majesty, can or may be good, and effectuall in Law, against the said James Duke of Yorke, and the Heyres Males of his Body, dureing the said Estate-Tayle by reason of the doubtfull penning of the said Act, Bee it therefore declared, and enacted by the Kings most excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice, and Consent of the Lords Spirituall, and Temporall and of the Co[m]mons in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the said Summe of Five thousand three hundred fourescore and two Pounds ten Shillings in, and by the said Act allowed, to be charged upon the Profitts of the said Office, and the Power thereby given His Majestie, for charging the same is, and at the time of the said Act was intended, and soe for ever hereafter shalbe construed, and taken to be a Power of charging the Profitts of the said Office, with the annuall and perpectuall paymt.of Five thousand three hundred fourscore and two Pounds ten Shillings a yeare, And that all former Grants, Dispositions, or Assignements thereof, or of any part thereof, shalbe good and effectuall in Law, against the said James Duke of Yorke, and the Heyres Males of his Body begotten, and against all and every other person and persons, claiming by, from or under him them, or any of them, And such Grants Dispositions or Assignements thereof, or of any part thereof shalbe held, and enjoyed according to the Tenor, Effect, and Purport of the same, Any Doubt, or Question made, or to be made upon the penning of the said former Act to the contrary notwithstanding.
II. The said Profits not to be charged doubly.
Provided alwaies, that nothing in this Act, or in any former Grant, Disposition, or Assignemt of the said Sum[m]e of Five thousand three hundred fourescore and two Pounds ten Shillings, or any part thereof contained, shall extend to charge the Profitts of the said Office doubly, or with any other or greater Su[m]mes, then the annuall and perpetuall payment of Five thousand three hundred fourescore and two Pounds ten Shillings, Any thing herein, or in any former Grant, made by His Majesty, to the contrary notwithstanding.
12. An Act for the better explanation of an Act made in this present Parlyament, entituled An Act: for the makeing of the Church erected at Falmouth a Parish-Church, and noe part of the parish of Gluvias, or Chapelry of St Budocke.
14. An Act for the rectifying a mistake of Dates of Deeds mentioned in an Act [of Parliament (fn. 3)] entituled, An Act to enable John Bill Esquire to sell certaine Lands in Kent, and Surrey.
16. An Act for [the (fn. 4)] setleing the Mannour of Portswood and other Lands late of John Knight Gent. in the county, and towne and county of Southampton, in John Parker Sergeant at law, Mr William Morgan, and William Blennerhasset of London Gent., to be sold for payment of debts.
17. An Act for vesting and setleing the fee simple of certaine Lands of his Majestie his heires and successors which have beene taken into, and spoiled, by makeing new fortifications about the towne of Portsmouth.
18. An Act for explaining [of (fn. 4)] aprovisoe contained in an Act, entituled An Act for setleing the proffitts of the Post-Office, and power of granting Wine-Licences on his Royall Highnesse the Duke of Yorke, and the heires males of his body.
24. An Act to enable Trustees to sell the Mannours, Lands and Leases of Sir Thomas Ogle Knight, deceased, for raiseing a portion, and present maintenance for his daughter and heire, and payment of his debts.