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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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Salt See Erise.

Scotch Linen See Customs and Excise.

Scotch Salt See Excise.


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For the Increase and Encouragement of Seamen. 7 & 8 W. III. c. 21. 98
Seamen, &c. herein described above 18 Years of Age, and under 50, may register themselves for Service of His Majesty.Repealed as to registering of Seamen, 9 Ann. c. 21. 64. 1. 99
Offices for registering kept at the Navy Office in London, or other Places. Ib. Ib.
How Registers kept. Ib. Ib.
Order and Course of Entry. Ib. Ib.
No Fee for Entry (Exception) Ib. Ib.
False EntriesPenalty 100. Ib. Ib.
Registers to take Oath for due Execution of their Office. 2. Ib.
Head Office for Registry described. 3. Ib.
Certificates of Entry to be given thereto by other Registers without Fee (Exception) and filed. Ib. Ib.
Order of Entry. Ib. Ib.
And an Account of Proceedings Yearly, or oftener, given to Admiralty, who are to give Orders for selecting Men for the Service. Ib. Ib.
In every Year, computed as herein mentioned, in which the Number of registered Seamen shall not exceed 30,000 receiving Allowance, and in which the Number of such Seamen shall exceed 30,000 an Allowance as herein mentioned shall be made. 4. 100
None but such Seamen capable of Commission or Warrant Office. Ib. Ib.
Such Seamen on Service may appoint Persons to receive Proportion of their Pay, &c. Ib. Ib.
Proviso in case of Death of such Seamen. Ib. Ib.
Proviso for greater Share of Prize Money than to other Seamen. Ib. Ib.
Registered Seamen exempt from Juries, Militia, &c. on Production of Certificate. Ib. Ib
No Fee for Certificate. Ib. Ib.
Election to such Offices, &c. void. Ib. Ib.
Registered Seamen, upon Production of Certificate from their Captain, &c. of Age, Wounds or other Accidents, admitted into the Hospital, and to the Privileges thereof. 5. Ib.
Proviso for the Widows and Children of such Seamen. Ib. Ib.
Children educated. Ib. Ib.
Registered Seamen absenting themselves from the Service, or not repairing thereto upon Summons as herein mentioned. 6. Ib.
Not being detained by Sickness, &c. attested on Oath. 7 & 8 W. III. c. 21. 6. 101
Or absenting or relinquishing the Service without Consent of the Admiralty, to lose the Benefit of this Act, and serve Six Months without Pay, but not to suffer as a Deserter. Ib. Ib.
Proviso for Punishment of Desertion under Stat. 13 Car. II. c. 9. 7. Ib.
After 25 Years from 25th March 1696, no Person to be a Brother of the Trinity House at Deptford, unless registered. 8. Ib.
Proviso for Payment of 6d. per Month out of Seamen's Wages, for the better Support of said Hospital, &c.Persons navigating their own Ships, &c. to pay 6d. per Mensem, 10 Ann. c. 17. 1. further Provisions relating to the Payment of 6d. per Mensem, 2 G. II. c. 7. 1.18 G. II. c. 31. 1. Ib. Ib.
How levied. Ib. Ib.
Seamen at Time of registering, &c. to bring Certificate of Place of Abode, &c. 9. Ib.
Certificate of change of Abode.Penalty. Ib. Ib.
Exemption for registered Seamen under 18 Years of Age, or above 55. 10. Ib.
Registered Seamen preferred to Commission or Warrant Officers not entitled to Bounty of 40s. a Year, nor liable to Penalties. 11. Ib.
Admiralty may discharge registered Seamen from Register. 12. Ib.
Protection from Impress may be given to Landmen desirous to apply themselves to the Sea Service as herein mentioned. 13. 102
Such Landmen to bring Two Persons to vouch for them. Ib. Ib.
False vouchingPenalty 20. Ib. Ib.
Personating Seamen, or counterfeiting LicencePenalty 20 and Punishment. Ib. Ib.
Seamen so offendingPunishment. Ib. Ib.
Proviso for registering of Seamen Inhabitants of Cinque Ports. 14. Ib.
Registrars appointed in such Case to take the Oath for due Execution of this Act. Ib. Ib.
Such Registrars to observe Directions of this Act, &c. Ib. Ib.
Such Seamen so registered to have all the Benefits of this Act, and liable to the aforesaid Penalties and Punishments. Ib. Ib.
Registered Seamen not obliged to serve, or to serve as Land Soldiers, or otherwise than as Seaman. 15. Ib.
Proviso for Chaplains, Surgeons, &c. in the Navy.In what Cases Seamen registered and entitled to the Benefits of this Act, 8 & 9 W. III. c. 23. 2. As to Exemption from Payment of 6d. per Months, 2 & 3 Ann. c. 6. 7. As to Admiralty granting to disabled Seamen, &c. Admission into Greenwich Hospital, see 2 & 3 Ann. c. 6. 19. As to registering Seamen and Bounty Money, this Act repealed, 9 Ann. c. 21. 64. Duty of 6d. per Mensuem paid by Vessels belonging to Jersey, &c., 2 G. II. c. 7. 1. and Privateers to pay the 6d. per Mensem, 18 G. II. c. 31. 1. As to Institution for the Relief of disabled Seamen in the Merchants Service, see 20 G. II. c. 38. Nothing in this Act to affect Imports or Exports within the East India Company's Charter, see 57 G. III. c. 95. 1. 16. Ib.
To enforce the Act for the Increase and Encouragement of Seamen. 8 & 9 W. III. c. 23. 257
Persons entitled to the Advantages of Greenwich Hospital, to be received as registered. 1. Ib.
Those longest registered to be first admitted. Ib. Ib.
Seamen, &c. bringing a Certificate of his Abode, &c. according to Stat. 7 & 8 W. III. c. 21. 9. may be registered and entitled to the Benefits of that Act. 2. Ib.
Justices to inquire and examine on Oath into Truth of Certificate.; Ib. 258
And if any Fraud, to certify it to Commissioners of the Admiralty. Ib. Ib.
Masters, Mates, and their Wives, &c. to have the Benefit given to other registered Men, &c. 3. Ib.
Seamen above 50 Years old, having served in the King's Ships Seven Years, may be registered, and enjoy the Privileges of the said Act. 4. Ib.
After 10th April 1699, none above 50 Years old to be registered, without giving Reasons for his Omission to register whilst in the King's Service. 5. Ib.
Commissioners may summon and examine Masters of Merchant Ships on Oath as to Number and Wages, &c. of Persons serving in their Ships, and who are obliged to pay 6d. per Mensem out of their Wages. 6. Ib.
Refusing to appear or give AccountPenalty 10.See further as to the collecting the Duties of 6d. per Mensem, 10 Ann. c. 17. 1. 2 G. II. c. 7. and 18 G. II. c. 31. Ib. Ib.
Quakers may make Affirmation instead of an Oath, as by Stat. 7. & 8 W. III. c.34. and offending, are liable to the same Penalties as other Offenders. 7. Ib.
Persons registered lending their Certificates to Seamen, &c. to protect them from being imprestPunishment. 8. 259
Borrowing, &c. such CertificatesPenalty. Ib. Ib.
Certificate under the Hand of Mayor, &c. within the Cinque Ports sufficient, if no Justice residing within Three Miles.This Act, as to Admission into Greenwich Hospital, explained, 2 & 3 Ann. c. 6. 19.; and as to registering of Seamen and Bounty Money, repealed, 9 Ann. c. 21. 64. See Navy. 8 & 9 W. III. c. 23. 9. 259

Sedgmore, Somerset, (County of)

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For opening the ancient and making any new Roynes and Watercourses in and near Sedgmore, in the County of Somerset, for rendering the said Moor more healthful and profitable to the Inhabitants. 10 W. III. c. 15. 518

Serjeants at Law See Attorneys and Solicitors.

Serpents See Fireworks.

Servants in husbandry See Dwelling houses.

Sheriffs See Parliament.


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Owners of Ships, &c. to deliver to Commissioners an Account of their Shares, &c.; and if transferred or assigned, and how entitled, &c. 8 & 9 W. III. c. 25. 13. exp. 268
A Register of Claims to be keptFee. 14. Ib.
No Person to receive any Share till his Claim be delivered to the Commissioners. Ib. Ib.
Surplus, after Payment of Interest at 5 per Cent., to be kept in the Exchequer, &c. 15. 269
Commissioners, &c. to be paid out of Duties. 16. Ib.
For enlarging the Time for registering of Ships pursuant to the Act for preventing Frauds and regulating Abuses in the Plantation Trade. 9 W. III. c. 42. exp. 425
English-built Ships, &c. to have Nine Months from 25th March 1698, for registering.See Raby.

Sick and Wounded Seamen See Seamen.

Silk See Importation.

Silver and Gold Thread See Wire Drawers.

Smith, Anthony See Creditors.

Spices See Customs.

Squibs See Fireworks.

Stamp Duties

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Duties on Vellum, Parchment, and Paper, and Stat. 5 & 6 W. & M. c. 21. continued until 1st August 1706. 8 & 9 W.III. c. 20. 12. 222
Proviso for other Acts concerning the said Duties.Continued by subsequent Acts, and made perpetual, 1 G. I. stat. 2. c. 12. 8.;made to cease and new Duties, 44 G.III.c. 98. 1.48 G.III.c. 149.55 G.III. c. 184. 13. 223
For granting to His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, further Duties upon Stampt Vellum, Parchment, and Paper. 9 W. III. c. 25. 386
Rates of Duties, &c. 1. Ib.
Officer to date Writ of Arrest and enter the same. 2. 389
Officer neglecting, Penalty 10.See 6 G.I. c. 21. 54. Ib. Ib
Proviso for certain Bills of Exchange, &c. 3. Ib.
And for Seamen's and Soldiers' Wills, on Certificate and Oath of being in the Service at the Time of Death. 4. Ib.
And for Recognizances, before Justices, Surrenders of Copyholds, &c. 5. Ib.
Sea Officers to pay the same Duty as Land Officers. 6. Ib.
Duties redeemable by Parliament. 7. Ib.
Commissioners of Stamps to be appointed, &c. 8. Ib.
Head Office to be kept in London or Westminster. Ib. Ib.
Commissioners to appoint inferior Officers Ib. Ib.
Every Skin of Vellum, Parchment, &c. liable to Double Duty, and being once stamped, to be stamped with a Second Mark before being wrote upon, except such as are liable only to Single Duty. 9 390
Circuit or Newgate Pardon.Certificate of Degree in the Universities, except Bachelor of ArtsConveyance or Surrender of Grants or Offices, &c.Marriage Licence Writ of ConvenantWrit of EntryHabeas Corpus.- Ib. Ib.
Vellum, &c. before written to be stamped, &c. 10. Ib.
Commissioners required upon demand to stamp Vellum, &c. paying the Duties. 11. Ib.
The Stamp to be a Discharge for Payment. Ib. Ib.
Ingroffing Vellum, &c. before stamped, or marked with a lower Duty.Penalty 10. Ib. Ib.
Officer in any Public Office guilty of Fraud in the above MattersForfeiture of Office and Penalty. Ib. 391
Attorney offending disabled. Ib. Ib.
Other Persons offending, Penalty 10. Ib. Ib.
No such Record, Deed, &c. good in Law until Duty and Penalty paid and Deed stamped, &c. Ib. Ib.
Counterfeiting Stamp, &c.Death.See 6 G. I. c. 21. 60.; and Provisions inflicting the Penalty of Death amended and reduced into one Act, 52 G. III. c. 143. Ib. Ib.
Commissioners may appoint a fit Person to attend in any Court or Office to take Notice of the Stamps, &c. 9 W. III. c. 25. 12. 391
Judges to make Orders, &c. herein. Ib. Ib.
Commissioners and Officers to take the Oath herein mentioned. Ib. Ib.
Oath how to be administered. Ib. Ib.
Commissioners, &c. to observe the Directions of the Treasury. 13. 392
And furnish the several Parts of the Kingdom with Stamped Vellum, &c. Ib. Ib.
Persons suing in forma pauperis not to pay Duty. 14. Ib.
All Records, Writs, &c. to be engrossed as usual. 15. Ib.
In case Stamps altered, Persons having stamped Vellum, &c. by them nor engrosses, in 60 Days after Proclamation may bring the same to the Head Office in London, and Commissioners to deliver them the like Quantity new stamped, &c. without FeePenalty. 16. Ib.
Stamped Vellum, &c. not brought within the Time, declared useless; Matters engrossed thereon to be of no Effect, and to incur Penalty. Ib. Ib.
Commissioners Salaries, &c. and incident Charges to be paid out of the Duties. 17. Ib.
Proclamation for altering the Stamps to be sent to the Mayor, &c. of every Corporation, &c. 18. Ib.
Who shall cause the same to be published, &c.Penalty 200. Ib. Ib.
Treasury once a Year to set the Prices on Stamped Vellum, &c. 19 393
The Price to be stamped thereon. Ib. Ib.
Allowance on prompt Payment where Stamps amount to 10 and upwards. Ib. Ib.
Briefs not charged.Several of the Duties granted by this Act, 140. are repealed by divers Acts; and such of them as remained made to cease; and new Duties 44 G. III.c.98. 1.48 G. III. c.149. 1.55 G. III. c. 184. 20. Ib.

Starch See Exportation.


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For granting to His Majesty an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound for carrying on the War against France. 7 & 8 W. III. c. 5. exp. 8
For granting an Aid to His Majesty as well by a Land Tax as by several Subsidies, and other Duties payable for One Year.See 1 Ann. Stat. 1. c. 13. 1. 8 & 9 W. III. c. 6. exp. 166
For granting to His Majesty a further Subsidy of Tunnage and Poundage upon Merchandizes imported for the Term of Two Years and Three Quarters, and an additional Land Tax for One Year, for carrying on the War against France. 8 & 9 W. III. c. 24. exp. 259
For granting to His Majesty the Sum of 1,484,015 1s. 11d for disbanding Forces, paying Seamen, and other Uses therein mentioned. 9W. III. c. 10. exp. 307
For granting to His Majesty an Aid by a Quarterly Poll for One Year.See 1 Ann. Stat.1. c. 13. 1. 9W.III. c.38.exp. 411
For granting an Aid to His Majesty for disbanding the Army and other necessary Occasions. 10 W. III. c.1. 452
On or before the 26th March 1699, the Army to be disbanded as herein mentioned.Exception. 1. Ib.
The said Army disbanded. 2. Ib.
Regiments, &c. in Ireland, not being Natural born Subjects, disbanded. 3. Ib.
The like as to other Regiments, except as to 12,000 Soldiers, Natural born Subjects, expressed in Proclamation. 4. Ib.
The said Army disbanded. 5. Ib.
Forces in Ireland not disbanded, maintained at the Charge of Ireland. 6. 453
Disbanded Officers exercising Authority, and Persons aiding the keeping together of disbanded RegimentsPremunire, and disabled to sue. 7. Ib.
Loan for 800,000Interest at 7 per Cent. per Annum. 8. Ib.
Repayment out of first Supplies of the present Session. Ib. Ib.
Naturalized Persons not considered as Natural born Subjects for the Purposes of this Act. 10 W. III. c.1. 9. 453
Proviso for disbanded Troops already embarked.Explained and amended as to Number of Troops upon the Irish Establishment, 8 G.III. c. 13. 10. Ib.
For ganting an Aid to His Majesty by Sale of the forfeited and other Estates and Interests in Ireland, and by a Land Tax in England, for the several Purposes therein mentioned.See further as to Conveyances of Rectories Impropriate, &c. 1 Ann. Stat. 31, 32. and 5 & 6 Ann. c. 25. See as to vesting in Gerald Fitzgerald, the Reversion of certain Lands, 11 G.III. c. 56. 1. Any Lease heretofore made, not avoided, 33 G. III.c. 46. 1, 2. 11 W. III. c. 2. 545
For granting an Aid to His Majesty for defraying the Expence of his. Navy, Guards and Garrisons for One Year, and for other necessary Occasions. 12 & 13 W. III. c. 1c. 648

Sugar Refiners SeeCustoms.

Suits See Aribolous and Ceratious Suits.

Sweets See Excise.