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Statutes of the Realm: Volume 7, 1695-1701. Originally published by Great Britain Record Commission, s.l, 1820.

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National Land Bank

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Established. 7&8 W. III. c. 31. 10. 132
The King, by Commission under the Great Seal, may appoint Persons to take Subscriptions for raising 2,564,000 as herein mentioned, and the said Yearly Sum of 179,480, applied to the Use of Subscribers. Ib. Ib.
Treasury to direct their Warrant Yearly for the Payment of the said Yearly Sum of 179,480, and the Exchequer to issue the same without Fee. 11. Ib.
The King, by Letters Patent, may incorporate Subscribers by the Name of the Governor of the National Land Bank, who may sue and be sued, &c. and make Bye-Laws. 12. Ib.
Proviso if the said 2,564,000, not subscribed before 1st Jan. 1696. 13. Ib.
After Incorporation, the said Yearly Sum of 179,480, or a proportionable Part thereof, to be paid to the said Bank and their Successors. 14. Ib.
Stock and Interest, Personal Estate. 15. 133
If the said 2,564,000, not subscribed before 1st August 1696, Power for creating Corporation to cease, and the said Yearly Sum of 179,480 transferrable by Subscribers as herein mentioned. 16. Ib.
Subscriber to pay One-fourth at Time of Subscription, and forfeited on Nonpayment of Residue. 17. Ib.
Persons interested as herein mentioned, not to have Interest or Office in CorporationPenalty. 18. Ib.
Company or any Members purchasing Lands or Revenues of the Crown, or advancing Money to the Crown on the Revenues, otherwise than as herein mentionedPenalty. 7&8 W. III. c. 31.19. 133
Corporation not to deal, or suffer Dealings with the StockPenalty. 20. Ib.
Proviso for Sale of Goods being the Produce of Land purchased by Corporation. 21. Ib.
Fines and Issues against Corporation not pardoned by Privy Seal, &c. 22. 134
The said yearly Sum liable in the Exchequer for Estreats of Fines, &c. on Nonappearance. Ib. Ib.
The said yearly Sum not a Fund for Payment of further Bills of Credit or other Monies, save as herein mentioned. Ib. Ib.
Monies payable by this Act Tax-free. Ib. Ib.
Upon One Year's Notice, and Repayment of the said 2,564,000, and Arrear of the said yearly Sum, Corporation, &c. to cease as herein mentioned. 24. Ib.
Redemption of the said Fund, or Default of Corporation, nor Judgment against the same, construed a Forfeiture of Estate of Corporation. 25. Ib.
Stat. 5 & 6 W. & M. c. 20. 1. 6 & 7 W. & M. c. 18. 12., continued as to Duties on Tonnage, Coals, and Culm, until 17th May 1696. 26. Ib.
The several Sums of 560,000, 140,000, and 140,000, out of the Monies of this Act, appropriated for certain Payments herein mentioned. 27. 135
Stat. I W. & M. Sess. 2. c. 1. applied for the due Application of Monies hereby appropriated. 7 &8 W. III. c. 31. 28. 135.
Company to lend 500,000 per Annum on sufficient Land Securities, at Interest. 29. Ib.
Conveyances of such Lands, or a Note thereof, to be registered by Corporation. 30. Ib.
How such Lands transferrable and chargeable by Owners. Ib. Ib.
Bills of Credit by Company on taking Conveyance of Land, to be a Charge on Lands, &c. of the said Corporation, and render them liable to Action of Debt. 31. Ib.
In case the Company cannot deliver such Bills of Credit to Owner, repaying Money lentProceedings. 32. Ib.
How Lands discharged and redeemed. Ib. 136
Proviso where Company charge such Lands with greater Sums of Money than they have lent thereonPenalty. 33. Ib.
Bearer of Company's Bills may have Action of Debt. 34. Ib.
Forging Common Seal or Bills of Company or Bank of EnglandDeath. 35. Ib.
If Interest of Money lent by Company run in Arrear for Two Years together, and Principal Money not paid within Three Years after Demand as herein mentioned, Estate of Debtor may be sold on Notice. 36. Ib.
Members of House of Commons may be a Member, &c. 37. Ib.
How Infant may become a Contributor. 38. Ib.
It is to be inserted in the Letters Patent that no Person shall execute Office in Corporation without taking the Oath of Stat. I W. & M.c. 8. and the Oath herein mentioned. 39. Ib.
The Company may subscribe Dockets of Extents, &c. kept in Courts of Record. 40. 137
Members, as such, not liable to the Bankrupt Laws. 41. Ib.


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For naturalizing the Children of such Officers and Soldiers, and others, the Natural born Subjects of this Realm, who have been born abroad during the War, the Parents of such Children having been in the Service of this Government. 9 W. III. c.20.exp. 380
Children of Persons, Natural born Subjects, and in the Service of the King, or of the King and the late Queen, born out of the King's Dominions since 13th Feb.1688, and since the beginning, of the War, and before 25th March 1698, declared Natural born Subjects. 1. Ib.
And may take Lands, &c. and enjoy Immunities as Natural born Subjects. 2. Ib.
Proviso respecting Persons expressly named in this Act, attaining the Age of 14 Years, and not within the Space of Five Years, receiving the Sacrament and taking the Oaths of Stat. I W. & M. c.8. 3. Ib.
The like Provision as to Persons not expressly named, and respecting the Proof of their Birth, &c. required from such Persons. 9 W. III. c.20. 4. 380
Persons expressly named may at any Time during the said Five Years, be admitted into Courts of Record, to take Oath of having qualified. 5. 381
The like Provisions for Persons not expressly named. Ib. Ib.
And on their so doing, the same to be recorded. Ib. Ib.
And on Certificate thereof, such Persons entitled to benefits of this Act. Ib. Ib.
For enabling His Majesty's Natural born Subjects to inherit the Estate of their Ancestors, either Lineal or Collateral, notwithstanding their Father or Mother were Aliens. 11 W. III. c.6. 590
Natural born Subjects within the King's Dominions of Alien Ancestors, inheritable, as if those through whom they make Title had been Natural born Subjects. This Act explained 25 G. II. c. 39. and extended to Scotland 16 G. III. c.52.1. See 58 G.III. c.98. Ib. Ib.


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For the better preventing the Embezzlement of His Majesty's Stores of War; and preventing Cheats, Frauds, and Abuses in paying Seamen's Wages. 9 W. III. c.41. 423
No Warlike or Naval Stores, except for the King's Use, to be made with the King's Marks, &c.Penalty. 1. Ib.
Having in Custody such marked Stores, &c.Penalty 200, unless Certificate, &c. Extended to Persons having Timber, &c. marked with the Broad Arrow,9 G. I. c. 8. 3. Power to mitigate Penalty, 4., and for Reward to Informers, 810. See further 39&40 G. III. c. 89. 1, 2. 2. 424
Penalty on personating Seamen, or forging Letters of Attorney, Bills of Sale, &c. See 1 G.I. Stat. 2.c. 25. 7. but as to Repeal of this Section, see 55 G. III.c. 60. 1. 3. Ib.
Commissioners of the Navy, Ordnance, &c. may sell, and Buyer may hold any of the said Stores so marked, &c. on producing Certificate of Commissioners. 4. Ib.
Quantities to be expressed in Certificate. Ib. Ib.
In Actions for executing Act, General Issue may be pleadedTreble Costs. 5. Ib.
Seamen's Will not to be written on the same Paper with a Letter of Attorney. As to Repeal of this Section, see 55 G. III.c. 60. 1. 6. 425
Fee to Ecclesiastical Court, &c. for suing forth Letters of Administration of Sea-men dying in the NavyTaking-greater Fee, Penalty. As to the Repeal of this Section, see 31 G. II. c. 10. 32. 7. Ib.
King's Stores may be lent to any Ship in Distress, to be restoredBorrower to have a Certificate. This Act to be deemed a Public Act,1 G. I. Stat. 2. c. 25. 14. Who may try Offences, 17 G. II. c. 40. 10. This Act extended to Ireland as therein mentioned, 52 G. III. c. 12. and to all public Stores, 53 G. III. c. 126. which Act is repealed, 55 G. III. c. 127. 1. see 2. and see 54 G. III. c.60. 9 W. III. c. 41. 8. 425

Navy and Ordnance

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For applying to the Use of His Majesty's Navy and Ordnance Overplus of the Money and Stores which were provided (a) for the building 27 Ships of War. (a) 2 W.& M. Sess. 2.c.10. 6. 9 W. III. c. 34. exp. 408
How Overplus Monies, Part of said 570,000, after Payment of Building said Ships, &c. applied. Ib. Ib.
Treasurer of the Navy accountable for such Overplus Monies. Ib. Ib.


Needwood Forest

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For revesting in His Majesty the Honor of Tutbury Forest of Needwood, several Manors, Parks, Lands, and Offices, and other Profits thereunto belonging, and for vacating certain Letters Patents therein mentioned. 7 & 8 W. III. c.40. 157
Letters Patent 21st Nov. 1683, of Honor and Manor of Tutbury, &c. to Rupert Browne and Samuel Boheme, declared void. 1. Ib.
And the said Manor and Honor vested in the Crown as part of the Duchy of Lancaster. Ib. Ib.
All Letters Patent, &c. made by Car. II. and Jac.II. relating to the several Offices of the said Honor, &c. declared void. 2. Ib.
Proviso for certain Keepers, and for certain Letters Patent granted by Car. II. Ib. Ib.
Divers Officers herein named, or any Five of them, of whom the Axe bearer of the said Forest, or his Deputy, to be one, appointed Commissioners for setting out Wood already fallen, and to be felled, if necessary for Payment to R.Browne of 3,300 and Interest. 3. Ib.
After such setting out by the said Commissioners, the Property of the said Wood vested in the said Rupert Browne, &c. with Liberty to the said R.Browne, &c. for 10 Years, to enter and cut and carry away such Wood, without rendering Account for same; and to make Saw Pits, &c., and to dig Turf and Sand for Coaling such Wood. Ib. 158
Proviso in case of Payment of the said 3,300 and Interest by the Crown to R.Browne, before 25th March 1697. 4. Ib.
On such Payment, all Securities for the same to be assigned to the Crown or its Appointee. 7 &8 W. III. c. 40. 5. 158
The said Honor and Manor, &c. not to be aliened from the Crown without: the Consent of Parliament. 6. Ib.
Such Alienation void. Ib. Ib.
General Saving. 7. Ib.

Negroes SeeAfrica.

New Forest

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For the Increase and Preservation of Timber in the New Forest, in the County of Southampton. 9 W.III. c.33. 405
2,000 Acres, Part of New Forest, inclosed for Growth of Timber, &c., and set out by Commissioners, &c. 1. Ib.
Inclosures, how to be made. Ib. 406.
200 Acres more to be inclosed yearly for 20 Years, &c. and to remain in Possession of the Crown for ever, as a Nursery for Wood only. Ib. Ib.
Decayed Trees to be set out for making the Inclosures. 2. Ib.
Whenever the Woods growing in the said Inclosures are past Danger of browsing of Deer, &c., so that the same may be laid open, the King may inclose the like Quantity of Acres for so much laid open, &c. free from Common, &c. 3. Ib.
Wood not to be felled unless allowed, &c. by Officer. Ib. Ib.
Nor Coppice Woods cut, &c. until marked, &c. by Officer Penalty 50. Ib. Ib.
Inclosures not to be ploughed or sowed, &c. 4. Ib.
Forrester, Keeper, &c. browsing or lopping any Oak or Beech Tree Penalty 10 and Incapacity. 5. Ib.
Charcoal not to be made in the Forest within 1,000 Paces of any Inclosure, &c. Ib. Ib.
Coal Hearths to be fenced with Heath, &c. Ib. Ib.
Penalties 32 Hen. VIII. c. 13. 6. Ib. 407
Breaking down Inclosures, &c. Penalties and Imprisonment. 6. Ib.
No Double Penalty. 7. Ib.
Proviso for Forest Laws, &c. 8. Ib.
And for Right of Common of Pasture, &c. in the Forest. Ib. Ib.
After Michaelmas 1716, Right of Common of Pasture, continued in Waste Ground (Times excepted.) 9. Ib.
Right of Fuel to adjacent Inhabitants, provided they do not sell the same, &c. Ib. Ib.
Grant of any the said Inclosures, Trees, &c. void. 10. Ib.
When Sale of Wood in the Forest, &c. Notice, and Officer to value before Sale. 11. Ib.
Best Bidder the Purchaser. Ib. Ib.
No Fee, &c. for filling up Trees, &c. 9 W. III. c.33. 12. 408
Penalty. See 29 G. II. c 36. 1. 39 & 40 G.III. c. 86. 1.48 G.III.c.72. See Daby. 13. Ib.


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For encouraging the Trade to. 10 W.III.c14. 515
Subjects trading to Newfoundland, &c. to enjoy the same, and the Freedom of taking Bait and fishing in the Rivers, &c., and of curing Fish, making Oil, &c. on Shore. 1. Ib.
Aliens, &c. not to take Bait or use Trade or Fishing. Ib. Ib.
Ballast, &c. not to be thrown out of Ships to prejudice the Harbours. 2. Ib.
Persons departing from Newfoundland not to damage Stages or Cook Rooms, &c. which they may have fallen into on coming into the Country. 3. Ib.
Proviso for Repair of Stages used, by Per-sons coming to Newfoundland. Ib. Ib.
What Person is to be Admiral of the Harbour during the Season, who may take such Beech or Flakes as may be needful. 4. Ib.
What Person is to be Vice Admiral and Rear Admiral. Ib. Ib.
Masters of Fishing Ships to content themselves with such Beech and Flakes as shall be necessary. Ib. Ib.
Persons having more Places than one to elect, and send his Election to the next After-comer demanding the same. Ib Ib.
In case of Difference, Two of the Admirals may determine the same. Ib. 516
Persons who since the Year 1685, have seized and detained Stages, Cook Rooms, &c. to relinquish the same for the public Use. 5. Ib.
No Fisherman, &c. to possess himself of Stages, &c., which since the Year 1685, belonged, or hereafter shall belong to Ships, &c. before the Arrival of Fishing Ships, and until they shall be provided. 6. Ib.
Proviso for Persons who since the 25th March 1685, have built Stages, &c. that did not since the said Year 1685, belong to Fishing Ships. 7. Ib.
By-Boatkeepers not to meddle with Stages, Cook Rooms, &c. that since the said Year 1685, belonged to Fishing Ships. 8. Ib.
Masters of By-Boats to carry Two fresh Men at least. 9. Ib.
Inhabitants to employ such Two fresh Men. Ib. Ib.
Masters of Fishing Ships to carry one fresh Man in every Five Men. Ib. Ib.
Oath by Masters of By-Boats and Ships. 10 W. III.c.14. 9. 516
Certificate of Oath without Fee. Ib. Ib.
Masters or Owners of Ships to have every Fifth Man a Green Man. 10. Ib.
Persons not to expunge or change the Marks of Boats or Trainfats, or use or remove the same without Notice to Admiral and Consent of Owner. 11 Ib.
Persons not to rind Trees, set fire to Woods, or do other unnecessary Damage Nor cast Anchor, or do other Acts to hinder the haling of Sayns, &c.Nor steal Bait, Nets, &c. 12. 517
Capital Crimes committed in Newfoundland, &c. tried in any County in England. 13. Ib.
Admirals to see the Rules and Orders of this Act executed And to keep a Journal of Ships, &c. employed, and deliver Copy to Privy Council. 14. Ib.
Differences between Masters of Ships, &c: and Inhabitants herein mentioned, to be determined by Admirals. 15. Ib.
Appeal. Ib. Ib.
Sunday to be observed. 16. Ib.
Tavern Keepers not to sell Wine, &c. Ib. Ib.
Whale Fins, Oil, and Blubber imported by Greenland Company, not liable to the Duty of 12d. charged by Stat. 8 & 9 W.III. c.24. and 9 W.III. c.23. Bounties payable as by this Act, 15 G. III.c.31. 1. and see51 G.III.c.45.see 13.of that Act. Ib. 518

New Hithe See Colchester.

Northern Borders

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For continuing Four former Acts for preventing Theft and Rapine upon the Northern Borders of England. 7&8 W. III. c. 17. 86
Stat. 13 & 14 Car. II. c.22.(a)18 Car. II.c. 3. 29 & 30 Car. II. c. 2.1 Jac. II. c. 14. continued for Five Years, &c. (a) Made perpetual,31 G.II. c. 42. Ib. Ib.
For continuing the Acts therein mentioned, for preventing Theft and Rapine upon the Northern Borders of England. 12& 13 W. III. c. 6. 641
Stat. 14 Car. II. c.22. 18 & 19 Car.II. c. 3.29 & 30 Car. II. c. 2. 1 Jac.II.c.14. and 7 & 8 W.III. c. 17. continued. 1. Ib.
The said Acts to be taken as Public Acts. The several Acts relating to the Northern Borders made perpetual, 31 G. II. c. 42. 1. 2. Ib.

Norwood, Chomas See Creditors.