Statutes of the Realm: Volume 5, 1628-80. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1819.
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Recital of 14 13 & 14 C. II. C. 22.
The said A continued.
Whereas an A was made in the fowerteenth yeare of the Raigne of Our Soveraigne Lord the King that now is entituled An A for preventing of Theft and Rapine upon the Northerne Borders of England which A is very neere expireing and hath beene found very necessary for the preservation of those places from that great number of lewd disorderly [and lawless (fn. 1) ] persons, that usually frequented there abouts Bee it therefore enaed by the Kings most Excellent Majestie by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons of this present Parliament assembled That the said A and every Clause and Clauses therein contained and all and every the Powers and Authorities thereby given be, continue and remaine in force untill the end of Seaven yeares from the expiration or determination of the fore-mentioned A.
II. Clergy taken away from Thieves in Northumberland, &c.
or otherwise, Offenders to be transported.
And bee it further enaed by the Authoritie aforesaid That the Benefitt of Clergy shall be taken away from greate knowne and notorious Theives and Spoile takers in the said Countyes of Northumberland Cumberland or either of them dureing, the continuance of this present A who shall be duely convied for Theft done or committed within the said Countyes, or either of them, Or otherwise That it shall and may be lawfull to and for the Justices of the Assize and Comis?ers of Oyer and Terminer or Goale delivery before whom such Offenders shall be convied within the said Countyes or either of them to transport or cause to be transported the said Offenders and every of them into any of His Majestyes Dominions in America there to remaine and not to returne Any former, Law Statute or Usage to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.