Statutes of the Realm: Volume 6, 1685-94. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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Reasons for passing this Act.
The King and Queens most excellent Majestyes takeing into their serious Consideration the long and great Troubles and Discords that have beene within this Kingdome and that by occasion thereof and otherwise many of their Subjects are fallen into danger of and lye open to great Penalties and Forfeitures and withall graciously considering the faithfull Hearts and dutyfull Affections of their loyall Subjects Out of an earnest desire to deliver their Subjects from the Penalties and Forfeitures aforesaid and to the intent that their Offences may not hereafter be brought in Judgment Question or Remembrance to the least endamagement of them either in their Lives Liberties Estates or Reputations but that they haveing an entire Confidence in their Majesties and perfect Union among themselves may be encouraged in their Duty to their Majestyes Government and more fully and securely enjoy the benefit of it Their Majesties are of their Princely and Mercyfull Disposition and meere Motion most graciously inclined to extend unto them their Generall and Free Pardon and that in a more bountyfull manner then hath beene accustomed Their Majestyes assuredly trusting that all their Subjects by this Clemency and indulgent Grace will be the rather induced henceforth more carefully to observe the Laws and performe their loyall and due Obedience to their Majesties And therefore their Majesties are well pleased and contented That it be enacted by authority of this present Parliament and Bee it enacted by authoritie of the same in manner and forme following that is to say That all and every the said Subjects as well Spirituall as Temporall of this their Majestyes Realme of England Dominion of Wales and Towne of Berwicke upon Tweede their Heires Successors Executors and Administrators and every of them and all and singular Bodies in any manner of wise corporated Cityes Burroughs Shires Rideings Hundreds Lathes Rapes Wapentakes Townes Villages Hamlets and Tythings and every of them and the Successor and Successors of every of them shall be by authority of this present Parlyament acquited pardoned released and discharged against their Majesties their Heires and Successors and every of them of and from all manner of Treasons Felonies Misprisions of Treason Treasonable or Seditious Words or Libells Misprisions of Felony Seditious and unlawfull Meetings and Conventicles and all Offences whereby any person may be charged with the Penalty and danger of Premunire and alsoe of and from all Riotts Routs Offences Contempts Trespasses Entryes Wrongs Deceits Misdemeanors Forfeitures Penalties and Summes of Money Paines of Death Pains Corporall and Pains Pecuniary and generally of and from all other Things Causes Quarrells Suits Judgements and Executions in this present Act not hereafter excepted or foreprized which may be or can be by their Majestyes in any wise or by any means pardoned before the sixteenth day of May in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred and ninety to any of the Subjects or Bodyes Corporate aforesaid
II. The Pardon to be as good as if all things were particularly named.
And alsoe the King and Queens most excellent Majestyes are contented that it be enacted by authoritie of this present Parlyament and Bee it enacted by authoritie of the same That this their Free Pardon shall be as good and effectuall in Law to every of their said Subjects Bodies Corporate and others before rehearsed in for and against all things which be not hereafter in this present Act excepted and foreprized as the same Pardon should have beene if all Offences Contempts Forfeitures Causes Matters Suits Quarrells Judgments Executions Penalties and all other things not hereafter in this present Act excepted and foreprized had beene particularly singularly specially and plainly named rehearsed and specifyed and alsoe pardoned by proper and expresse Words and Names in their Kinds Natures and Qualities by Words and Terms thereunto requisite to have beene putt in and expressed in this present Act of Free Pardon and that their said Subjects or any of them the Heires Executors or Administrators of any of them or the said Bodies Corporate and others before named and rehearsed or any of them be not nor shall be sued vexed or unquieted in their Bodies Goods Chattells Lands or Tenements for any manner of Matter Cause Contempt Misdemeanour Forfeiture Trespasse Offence or any other thing suffered done or committed or ommitted before the said sixteenth day of May against their Majesties their Crowne Dignity Prerogative or the Laws or Statutes of this Realme but onely for such Matters Causes and Offences as be rehearsed mentioned or in some wayes touched in the Exceptions of this present Act to be foreprized and excepted and for none other any Statute or Statutes Laws Customs or Usages heretofore had made or used to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding
III. Grant of all Forfeitures incurred before 16th May 1690 to the Subject.
And their Majestyes of their bounteous Liberality and by the authoritie of this present Parlyament doe grant and freely give to every of their Subjects every of the said Bodyes Corporate and others before rehearsed and every of them all Goods Chattells Debts Fines Issues Profitts Amerciaments Forfeitures and Summes of Money by any of them forfeited which to their Majestyes doe or shall belong or appertaine by reason of any Offence Contempt [Entry Trespasse (fn. 1) ] Misdemeanour Matter Cause or Quarrell suffered done or committed by them or any of them before the said sixteenth day of May which be not hereafter in this present Act foreprised and excepted
IV. Grants or Executions upon Forfeitures how far of Force.
And bee it enacted neverthelesse That all Grants thereof or of any part thereof made by any such as have soe forfeited the same and are hereby restored as aforesaid and all Executions thereof or of any part thereof had against any such after such Forfeiture thereof committed or made shall be of such force and effect as if noe such Forfeiture had beene had or made and of noe other The same Forfeiture or any thing before in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding
V. Any Person may plead this Pardon by themselves or their Attornies.
And Bee it further enacted That all and every their Majestyes Subjects and all and singular Bodies Corporate and others before rehearsed may by him or themselves or by his or their Deputy or Deputies or by his or their Attourney or Attourneys according to the Law of this Realme plead and minister this present Act of Free Pardon for his or their Discharge of or for any thing that is by vertue of this present Act pardoned discharged given or granted without any Fee or other thing paying to any person or persons for Writeing or Entry of the Judgments or other cause concerning such Plea Writeing or Entry but onely sixteene pence to be paid to the Officer or Clerke that shall enter such Plea Matter for Judgment or the Parties Discharge in that behalfe any Law Custome or Usage to the contrary notwithstanding
VI. Pardon to be expounded beneficially to the Subject, and allowed without Delay, &c.
And furthermore their Majestyes are contented and pleased that it be enacted by the authoritie aforesaid That this their Free Pardon by the generall Words Clauses and Sentences before rehearsed shall be reputed deemed adjudged expounded allowed and taken in all manner of Courts of their Majesties and elsewhere most beneficiall and available to all and singular the said Subjects Bodies Corporate and others before rehearsed and to every of them in all things not in this present Act excepted and foreprized without any Ambiguity Question or other Delay whatsoever to be made pleaded objected or alledged by the King and Queens Majesties their Heires or Successors or their or any of their Generall Attourney or Attourneys or by any person or persons for their Majesties or any of their Heires or Successors
VII. Officer offending in making out Process, or taking Money for Things pardoned.
And Bee it further enacted by the authoritie aforesaid That if any Officer or Clerke of any of their Majestyes Courts commonly called the Chancery Kings-Bench Common Pleas or Exchequer or any other Officer or Clerke of any other their Majesties Courts within this Realme at any time after the last day of Easter Terme next make out or write out any Writts Processe Summons or other Precept whereby any of the said Subjects or of the Bodies Corporate or others before rehearsed or any of them shall be in anywise arrested attached distrained summoned or otherwise vexed inquieted or grieved in his or their Bodies Lands Tenements Goods or Chattells or any of them for or because of any manner of thing pardoned or discharged by vertue of this Act or if any Sheriffe ( (fn. 2) ) Escheatour or any their Deputy or Deputies or any Bayliffe or other Officer whatsoever by colour of his or their Office or otherwise after the said last day of Easter Terme next doe levy recieve take or withhold of or from any person or persons any thing pardoned or discharged by this Act That then every such person soe offending and thereof lawfully convicted or condemned by any sufficient Testimony Witnesse or Proofe shall yield and pay for Recompence thereof to the party soe grieved or offended thereby his or their treble Damages besides all Costs of the Suite and shall alsoe forfeit and lose to the King and Queens Majesties for every such Offence ten pounds And neverthelesse all and singular such Writts Processe and Precepts soe to be made for or upon any manner of thing pardoned or discharged by this present Act of Free Pardon shall be utterly void and of none effect
Excepted and alwayes foreprized out of this Generall and Free Pardon all and all manner of High Treasons and other Offences committed or done by any person or persons against the King and Queens Majestyes most Royall Persons or either of them and all Conspiracies and Confederacies trayterously had committed or done by any person or persons against their Majesties most Royall Persons or either of them
And alsoe excepted all and every manner of Treasons committed or done by any person or persons in Ireland or in any the parts beyond the Seas or in any other places out of this Realme since the thirteenth day of February in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred eighty and eight and alsoe all Suites Punishments Outlawries Judgements Executions Paines of Death Forfeitures and Penalties for or by reason or occasion of any the Treasons and Offences before excepted
And alsoe excepted out of this Free Pardon all Offences in Forging and false Counterfeiting the Great or Privy Seale Signe Manuall or Privy Signet or of any of the Moneys currant within this Realme and alsoe all Offences of unlawfull diminishing any of the said moneys by any wayes or meanes whatsoever contrary to the Laws and Statutes of this Realme and all Misprisions and Concealments of the Treasons before excepted and all abetting aiding comforting and procureing of the same Offences or any of the said Treasons before excepted
And alsoe excepted out of this Pardon all manner of voluntary Murders Petit [Treasons (fn. 3) ] and wilfull Poysonings done or committed by any person or persons and all and every the Accessaries of the same Offences or any of them
And alsoe excepted and foreprized out of this Generall Pardon all Piracies and Robberies done upon the Seas and all and every procureing or abetting any such Offenders and the comforting and recieveing of them or any of them or of any Goods taken by way of Piracy or Robbery upon the Seas as aforesaid
And alsoe excepted out of this Pardon all Burglaries and all breaking into and stealing out of any Dwelling house or Houses in the day and all Accessaries to ( (fn. 4) ) the said Burglaries and Felonies
And alsoe excepted all Ravishments and wilfull takeing away or marrying of any Maid Widow or Damsell against her Will or without the assent or agreement of her Parents or of such as then had her in Custodie And all Offences of aiding and comforting procureing or abetting any such Ravishments wilfull takeing or marrying had committed or done
And alsoe excepted out of this Pardon all Offences of Perjury and the Subornation of Witnesses and endeavouring to bribe and corrupt any Person to give a false Testimony and the Offences of Forgeing and Counterfeiting and Sollicitation of Forging or Counterfeiting any Fines or other Records Deeds Wills Escripts or Writeings whatsoever and all Offences of Forgeing or Counterfeiting any Examinations or Testimonies of any Witnesse or Witnesses tending to bring any person or persons into danger of his Life and all procureing or councelling of any such Forgings or Counterfeitings had made committed or done
And also excepted all Offences committed in any Forest since the thirteenth day of February in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred eighty eight in takeing killing or destroying any Deere and in cutting downe takeing away or destroying any Timber or Trees or any Fences or Inclosures of or in the said Forests
And alsoe except all Forfeitures and other Penalties and Profits now due accrued and grown or which shall or may be due accrue or grow to the King and Queens Majestyes by reason of any Offence Misdemeanour or Contempt or other Act or Deed had suffered committed or done contrary to any Act Statute or Statutes (other then useing or causeing to be used any Craft Mistery or Occupation by any person not brought up therein seven yeares as an Apprentice) or contrary to the Common Law of this Realme And whereof or for the which any Action Bill Plaint or Information at any time within six yeares next before the day of the assembling and holding of this Parlyament (videlicet) the twentyeth day of March in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred eighty nine hath beene commenced or sued in any of their Majestyes Courts at Westminster and is depending and remaineing to be prosecuted or whereupon any Verdict Judgement or Decree is already given or entred or whereof or whereupon their Majestyes by their Bill signed or otherwise have made any Gift or Assignement to any person or persons before the said sixteenth day of May and all Awards of Court Orders Sentences Judgments Executions and Proceedings upon or concerning or by reason or occasion of any such Offence Misdemeanour Contempt Act or Deed
And alsoe excepted out of this Pardon all Informations and other Proceedings depending concerning any Common Highwayes or Bridges and all Issues returned upon any Processe concerning the same since the twentyeth day of March in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred seaventy and nine
And alsoe excepted all Offences in takeing away imbezzilling or purloyning any of the King and Queens Majestyes Goods Moneys Chattells Jewells Armour Munition Stores Navall Provisions Shipping Ordnance and other Habiliments of Warr and all Offences in conveying to the French King or any of his Subjects any Navall Stores or Commodities or Contraband Goods or supplying him or them with the same
And alsoe excepted all Conditions and Covenants and all Penalties Titles and Forfeitures of Conditions or Covenants accrued or growne to their Majesties by reason of the Breach and not performing of any Covenant or Condition whatsoever
And alsoe excepted out of this Pardon all First-fruits and Tenths Pensions Procurations Synodalls and other Payments out of any Ecclesiasticall Promotion or Benefice other then Arrears of Tenths which at any time before the said first day of this Session of Parlyament did become due for upon or out of any small Rectory Vicarage or Benefice which at the true and greatest Valuation and Improvement is not of the yearely Value of thirty pounds and which shall be soe certified by the respective Bishop or Guardians of the Spiritualities to their Majesties Court of Exchequer before the last day of next Michaelmas Terme Provided That this shall not be construed to pardon or discharge any Bishop or Receiver of or from answering or paying any of the said Arreares by him received.
And alsoe excepted out of this Pardon ( (fn. 5) ) all and every the Summes of Money and Duties following and the Concealment or wrongfull Detainments thereof (that is to say) of any Custome or Subsidy Excise Arrears of the Hearth-Money Imposition upon Wine or other Liquors or Commodities Duties ariseing by Wine-Licences or the Post-Office or any other Tax Assessment Duty or Imposition due or belonging to the King and Queens Majestyes or given or levyable by any Act of Parliament and all Arreares thereof and all Forfeitures ariseing thereby or for the Non-payment thereof and all Corruptions and Misdemeanours of any Officer or Minister of in or concerning the same and all Accounts and Suits whatsoever to be had made or prosecuted for the same and all Concealments Frauds and Offences by which their Majestyes have beene decieved and not truely answered of or for the same
And alsoe excepted all and every manner of takeing from the King and Queens Majestyes or the late Kings Charles the Second and James the Second or either of them any Goods or Chattells forfeited by reason of any Treason Petit Treason Murder or Felony heretofore committed or done And alsoe all and every manner of takeing from their Majesties or either of the said Kings the Issues Rents Revenues or Profitts of any Manours Lands Tenements or Hereditaments which were of any Traytor Murderer Felon Clerke or Clerks attainted or any of them And alsoe all and all manner of takeing from the King and Queens Majestyes or either of the said Kings the Issues Rents Revenues and Profits of any Mannour Lands Tenements or Hereditaments parcell of the Possessions of any Bishopricke the Temporalties whereof upon the said twentyeth day of March in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred seventy nine or at any time since were or of right ought to have beene in their or either of their Hands
And alsoe excepted out of this Pardon all Arrearages of Rent due from any Farmer of any part of the Revenue ariseing by Customs Excise or Hearthmoney or Impositions upon Proceedings at Law and all Arrearages of Fee-Farme Rents or other Rents
And alsoe excepted all and singular accounts of all and every Collector and Collectors Commissioners Treasurers or Recievers who have collected [or recieved (fn. 6) ] any Subsidie Custome Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage additionall Duty prize-Goods or other things growne due or happening since the five and twentyeth day of March in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred seventy three And all accounts of every other person whatsoever that ought to be accomptant to the King and Queens Majesties for or in respect of any Receipt or other Charge which hath grown since the said five and twentieth day of March and the Heires Executors Administrators and Sureties of any person that ought to account for all things touching onely the same accounts and all and singular arrearages of accounts and untrue accounts made or rendred since the said five and twentyeth day of March and all Impetitions Charges Seisures Suites Demands and Executions which may or can be had of or for any such account or accounts or any arrearages of the same
And alsoe excepted all Recognizances Obligations and other Securities given or entred into by any Receiver Reeve Bayliffe Collector or other Accomptant in the Court of Exchequer and their Sureties and their Accounts respectively and all other Recognizances and Obligations whatsoever conditioned for the payment of Money
VIII. Of forfeited Recognizances, &c.
Provided alwayes and Bee it enacted That this Act shall not extend or be construed to pardon or discharge any [Recognizance or Obligation not yet forfeited nor to pardon or discharge any (fn. 7) ] forfeited Recognizance or Obligation or any other Forfeiture or Penaltie whereof the Farmers of the Excise or the Farmers of any other part of the publick Revenue ought to recieve any benefitt or advantage Nor to pardon or discharge any Debt due by Recognizance Obligation or other Specialty to any person or persons indebted to their Majestyes which hath beene duely seized in aid of their Majestyes Debt Nor to pardon or discharge any Debt due by Recognizance Obligation Condemnation or otherwise whereupon any Estalment or Seizure hath beene at any time heretofore made upon which Estalment or Seizure any thing is or at any time since the said five and twentyeth day of March hath beene answered and paid Nor to pardon or discharge any Penalties Forfeitures or Sums of Money due or accrued to their Majesties by reason of any Act Statute or Statutes which Forfeitures Penalties and Sums of Mony since the said five and twentyeth day of March be converted into the nature of any Debt by any Judgement Order Decree or by the Agreement of the Offender or Offenders or have beene estalled or any Seizure made for the same and upon such Seizure or Estalment any thing answered or paid since the said five and twentyeth day of March.
Neverthelesse it is hereby declared That all Obligations and Recognizances forfeited since the said five and twentyeth day of March for Non appearance in any Court or other place whatsoever or not keeping the Peace or not being of the Good Behaviour shall be clearly pardoned and discharged except Recognizances granted to or in trust for the Lord Almoner
And alsoe excepted out of this Pardon all Issues Fines and Amerciaments lost imposed or assessed since the said five and twentyeth day of March being totted levyed or recieved by any Sheriffe Under Sheriffe Bayliffe Minister or other Officer before the last day of this present Session of Parlyament
And alsoe excepted all Issues Fines and Amerciaments lost imposed or assessed since the said five and twentyeth day of March affeered taxed sett estreated or entred severally or particularly touching or concerning any one or more persons joyntly or severally above the Summe of six pounds
And alsoe excepted all Issues Fines and Amerciaments returned affeered taxed sett or entred severally or particularly in any Court of Record at Westminster at any time within the space of a yeare before the said first day of this Parliament
And yet neverthelesse all other Fines as well Fines Pro Licentia Concordandi as other sett taxed estreated or entred before that time And alsoe all Issues and Amerciaments as well reall as others within any Liberties or without being sett taxed estreated or entred before the time aforesaid and which severally and particularly extend to or under the Summe of six pounds and not above whether they be estreated or not estreated or whether they be turned into Debt or not turned into Debt and not being totted levyed or recieved by any Sheriffe Under Sheriffe Minister or other Officer before the said first day of this Parliament shall be freely clearely and plainly pardoned and discharged against the King and Queens Majestyes their Heires and Successors by force of this present Act
And yet neverthelesse all Estreats of such Fines Issues and Amerciaments as be now pardoned by this Act and which be already estreated forth of the Court of Exchequer and ( (fn. 8) ) remaineing in the Hands of the Sheriffe Under-Sheriffe or Bayliffe for collecting of the same Fines Issues and Amerciaments shall upon the returne of the same Estreats be duely and orderly charged and delivered by Scrows into the Office of the Pipe in the Court of Exchequer as heretofore hath beene accustomed to the intent that thereupon Order may be taken that their Majestyes may be truely answered all such Fines Issues and Amerciaments not by this Act pardoned and which any Sheriffe Under-Sheriffe Bayliffe or other Officer or Minister hath received or ought to answere by force or colour of any such Estreat Processe or Precept to him or them made for the levying thereof
And yet that notwithstanding all and every Sheriffe and Sheriffes and other Accomptant upon his or their Petition or Petitions to be made for the allowance of any such Fines Issues and Amerciaments as by this Act are pardoned shall have all and every such his and their Petition allowed in his and their account and accounts without paying any Fee or Reward to any Officer Clerke or other Minister for the makeing entring or allowing of any such Petition or Petitions any Usage or Custome to the contrary hereof in any wise notwithstanding
IX. Exception of King Charles the First's Murderers excepted by 12 Car. II. c. 11. and the Two Persons appearing upon the Scaffold with Vizors.
Provided alwayes that this Act shall not extend to pardon discharge or give any benefitt whatsoever unto any person or persons who are by Name particularly excepted out of the Act of Free and Generall Pardon Indempnity and Oblivion made in the twelfth yeare of the Raigne of his late Majestie King Charles the Second for their execrable Treason and horrid Murder of their Majestyes Royall Grandfather of gracious Memory nor to those two persons or either of them who being disguised by Frocks and [Vizors (fn. 9) ] appeared upon the Scaffold at the time when the said Murder was committed
Nor shall this present Act give or restore any Ability or Capacity to take have hold or exercise any Office Place Authority or Employment Ecclesiasticall Civill or Military to any person or persons who in and by the said last mentioned Act or by vertue or reason of any other Act or Law were or are made or become incapable or disabled to have take hold or execute the same or of serveing as a Member in Parlyament but all and every such person or persons shall remaine and continue under all and every the Disabilities and Incapacities aforesaid any thing in this present Act to the contrary notwithstanding
Nor shall this Act extend to pardon discharge or give any benefitt to any person who if he after the first day of September one thousand six hundred and sixty hath accepted or exercised or hereafter shall accept or exercise any Office Ecclesiasticall Civill or Military or any other publick Employment within England Wales or the Towne of Berwicke upon Tweede is by the said Act made in the twelfth yeare of King Charles the Second to stand and be as if he had beene totally by Name excepted out of the said last mentioned Act, but all and every such persons shall if they have or shall accept any Office or Employment contrary to the tenor of the said last mentioned Act be out of this Act wholly excepted and foreprised
And alsoe excepted out of this Pardon all such persons as be and remaine still attainted or condemned by Act of Parlyament or otherwise of or for any Rebellion or levying of Warr or of [or for any Conspiracy of any Rebellion or levying Warr (fn. 10) ] within this Realme or any other their Majesties Dominions and all such persons who are attainted or outlawed of or for any other Treason Petit Treason Murder wilfull Poysoning or Burglary and all Executions therefore
And alsoe excepted out of this Act all Penalties of five hundred pounds which shall by any Act passed in this Session of Parlyament be inflicted or appointed to be levyed upon any person or persons for or in respect of holding or exerciseing any Office or Place and offending contrary to an Act of Parlyament made in the five and twentyeth yeare of the Raigne of King Charles the Second Entituled An Act for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants,
Except alsoe out of this present Act
William Marquesse of Powis
Theophilus Earle of Huntington
Robert Earle of Sunderland
John Earle of Melfort
Roger Earle of Castlemain
The Lord Thomas Howard
Nathaniell Lord Bishop of Durham
Thomas Lord Bishop of St. Davids
Henry Lord Dover
Sir Edward Hales
Sir Edward Herbert
Sir Francis Withens
Sir Richard Holloway
Sir Edward Lutwich
Sir Richard Heath
Sir Thomas Jenner
Sir Roger L'Estrange
Sir Nicholas Butler
Thomas Tindesley alias Tildesley
—Townley lately called Collonel Townley
And alsoe excepted George Lord Jeffreys deceased
And alsoe excepted out of this Pardon all and every Offence and Offences committed or done by any Jesuite Seminary or Romish Priests whatsoever contrary to the tenor or effect of the Statute made in the seven and twentyeth yeare of the Raigne of the late Queene Elizabeth Entituled An Act against Jesuits Seminary Priests and other Disobedient Persons or of any part thereof and all Outlawries Proceedings Judgments and Executions for the same Offences or any of them
X. Outlawry how reversed.
Provided alwayes and bee it enacted by the authoritie aforesaid That noe Processe of Outlawry or Proceedings thereon at the Suite of any person Plaintiffe shall be by vertue of this Pardon stayed or avoided unlesse the Defendant appeare and putt in Baile where by Law Baile is necessary and take forth a Writt of Scire facias against the partie at whose Suite he was outlawed and that this Pardon be not allowed to discharge any Outlawry after Judgment till Satisfaction or Agreement be made to or with the partie at whose Suite the Outlawry was obtained
XI. This Pardon may be given in Evidence.
And it is further enacted by the authoritie aforesaid That every person or persons hereby pardoned may plead the Generall Issue without Speciall Pleading of this Pardon and give this Act of Pardon in Evidence for his discharge and that the same shall be thereupon allowed and the advantage thereof had as fully to all intents and purposes as if the same had beene fully and well pleaded and in such manner as any Justice of Peace Constable or any other Officer questioned for Matters acted by them as Officers may have the advantage of the Matter of their Justification upon the Generall Issue by them pleaded by the Laws and Statutes of this Realme
XII. Good against the King's Grantee.
And Bee it further enacted by the authoritie aforesaid That this present Pardon shall be of as good force and effect to pardon and discharge all and singular the Premisses above mentioned and intended to be pardoned and discharged as well against such person or persons Bodyes Politick and Corporate as doe or shall claime the same by or under any Letters Patents Lease or Grant by the King and Queens Majestyes or any their Predecessors as against the King and Queens Majestyes themselves
XIII. Exception of Persons levying War against their Majesties, &c. unless they take the Oath.
Provided That nothing in this Act contained shall extend to pardon or discharge any person of or for any
counselling contriveing abetting or procureing the Raising of Warr or Rebellion against their Majestyes or adhereing
to their Enimies since the thirteenth day of February in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred eighty
and eight unlesse such person shall and doe before the twentyeth day of July next or sooner if required take
the following Oath publickly and duly in such Court and before such persons as have or shall have power to
administer the same vizt.
I A B doe sincerely promise and sweare That I will be faithfull and beare true Allegiance to their Majestyes King William and Queene Mary
Soe helpe me God.
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