Statutes of the Realm: Volume 6, 1685-94. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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The King and Queene by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons in Parlyament assembled doe hereby enact And bee it enacted by the authoritie aforesaid That noe Ecclesiasticall person of what dignity or degree soever promoted or beneficed in the Kingdome of Ireland and who hath beene enforced to forsake the said Kingdome or hath soe done for feare of the Irish Rebells and being of the Protestant Religion who are or shall be presented promoted collated instituted or inducted to any Church or Benefice with Cure or without Cure or to any Ecclesiasticall Promotion whatsoever in the Kingdome of England shall thereby or by acceptance thereof lose any Ecclesiasticall Benefice or Promotion in the said Kingdome of Ireland but that he and every of them be continued and enabled still to hold and enjoy his Benefice and Promotion in the said Kingdome of Ireland of what Dignity or Degree soever the same was any Law Statute or Canon notwithstanding This Statute to be in force till that such person preferred in England may and shall be restored to such his Promotion or Benefice in Ireland soe as he may take and enjoy the same as before the time of the Troubles he might have done
II. How and within what Time he must make his Claim in Ireland, and resign his Promotions in England.
Provided alwayes and bee ( (fn. 1)) further it enacted by the authoritie aforesaid That if any such Ecclesiasticall person or persons soe presented promoted or collated or to be presented promoted or collated to any Benefice or other Ecclesiasticall Preferment or Dignitie within the Kingdome of England Dominion of Wales or Towne of Berwicke upon Tweede shall not within three Calendar Months after the Courts of Justice in Ireland shall be open and furnished with Protestant Judges soe as he may enjoy his or their Benefices Ecclesiasticall Promotions or Dignities there resigne all such Benefices or other Ecclesiasticall Preferrments to which he shall be presented collated or promoted within the Kingdome of England Dominion of Wales or Towne of Berwick upon Tweede as aforesaid into the Hands of the Ordinary who is hereby required to accept of the same and thereof to give notice to the respective Patrons for the time being to the intent such Patron for the time being may present or collate de Novo That then the same shall be void to all intents and purposes whatsoever and in such case the Patron for the time being shall and may if he thinke fitt present or collate againe
III. Exemption from First-fruits.
And bee it alsoe enacted by the authoritie aforesaid That such Ecclesiasticall person or persons soe presented collated or promoted to any Benefice or other Ecclesiasticall Dignitie or Promotion within the Kingdome of England Dominion of Wales or Towne of Berwicke upon Tweede as aforesaid shall be exempted from all manner of First fruits and Tenths which may become due any Law or Statute to the contrary notwithstanding.