Statutes of the Realm: Volume 5, 1628-80. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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Recital of 11 H. VII. c. 14.
12. C. 4. ? 6. 13 C. II. c. 7.; 12 C. II. c. 4 ? 2.; Part of 11 H. VII. c. 14. 12 C. II. c. 4. and of other Acts concerning Customs upon Native Commodities (except Coals) repealed
Whereas by a Statute made in the eleaventh yeare of King Henry the Seaventh, it is enacted That all Merchant-Strangers and others that be made Denizons by the Kings Letters Patents or otherwise shall pay such Customes and Subsidies for their [Goods and (fn. 1) ] Merchandize Inwards and Outwards as they should have paid if such Letters Patents had never to them beene made. And whereas by one other Statute made in the twelfth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord the King that now is Intituled A Subsidy granted to the King of Tonnage and Poundage and other Summes of Money payable upon Merchandices exported and imported; and afterwards confirmed by an Act of Parlyament made in the thirteenth yeare of his said Majestyes Raigne It is enacted That every ( (fn. 2) ) naturall-borne Subject Denizen and Alien shall pay the Summe of Twelve pence for all manner of Goods or Merchandize to be carryed out of this Realme or to be brought into the same by way of Merchandize amounting to the value of Twenty shillings according to the Booke of Rates, whereto Reference is made by the said Statute; and that every Merchant Alien shall pay the Summe of Twelve pence over and above the Twelve pence aforesaid for all manner of the Native Commodities of this Realme, or Manufactures wrought of any such native Commodities of the value of Twenty shillings to be carryed out of this Realme by such Merchants Aliens. And whereas by another Clause of the said Statute of the twelfth yeare of his Majestyes Raigne that now is It is enacted That all Strangers and Aliens shall pay Six shillings and eight pence per Piece for every short Cloath to be carryed out of this Realme by such Strangers or Aliens. And whereas by the twelfth Article of Rules, Orders, Directions and Allowances annexed to the said Booke of Rates, it is recited, ordered and directed That Merchant Strangers should pay double Petty Custome for Leade, Tynn, Woollen Cloath and for Native Manufactures of Wooll or part of Wooll and for all other Goods aswell inwards as outwards rated to pay the Subsidy of Poundage three pence in the pound and other Dutyes payable by Charta Mercatoria besides the Subsidy, Bee it enacted by the Kings most excellent Majestie by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and the Commons in this present Parlyament assembled and by the authoritie of the same That soe much and such Clauses onely of the said Statutes of the eleaventh yeare of Henry the Seaventh; and of the twelfth yeare of our Soveraigne Lord the King that now is, and of the said twelfth Article of Rules, Orders, Directions and Allowances and of Charta Mercatoria therin mentioned, and all other Clauses contained in any other Act or Statutes of this Realme whatsoever as doe any ways concerne any Custome or Subsidie upon any of the Native Commodityes of this Kingdome (except Coales) or Manufactures wrought or made in this Kingdome, or Towne of Berwicke upon Tweede, to be exported out of this Realme, payable by any Merchant, Alien made Denizon, or other Stranger or Alien, over and above the Custome and Subsidie payable by his Majestyes naturall borne Subjects and noe more be hereby repealed.
II. Denizens and Aliens to pay no more on Exportation of Native Commodities than natural born Subjects, except for Coals.
And for the further explanation hereof Bee it further enacted by the authority aforesaid That from and after the first day of May which shall be in the yeare one thousand six hundred and seaventy three every such Merchant, Denizon, Stranger or Alien shall pay for all Merchandize consisting of any the Native Commodities of this Realme (except Coales) or Manufactures wrought or made in the Kingdome of England or Towne of Berwicke upon Tweede to be carryed out of this Realme by any such Merchant, Denizon Stranger or Alien such Customes and Subsidies onely and noe other, or greater then Merchants being the Kings naturall borne Subjects doe by vertue of the said Statute of the twelfth yeare of his Majestie that now is, pay for any Merchandize of the Native Commodityes of this Realme (except Coales) or Manufactures wrought or made in this Kingdome, or Towne of Berwicke upon Tweede to be exported out of this Realme by such naturall-borne Subjects, Any Law, Custome or Statute to the contrary notwithstanding.
III. Nor for Fish of English catching and exported in English Shipping.
And bee it further enacted by the authoritie aforesaid That from and after the first day of May which shall be in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred seaventy and three, every Merchant, Denizen or Alien shall pay for all sorts of Fish caught by English men and exported in English Shipping, and whereof the Master and three fourths of the Marriners shall be English, such Customes and Subsidies onely and noe greater, or other then Merchants, being Natives of this Realme doe pay for the same.