Index: V, W, Y

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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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For the more effectual Punishment of Vagrants, and sending them whither by Law they ought to be sent. II W.III. c. 18. exp. 607
If any Person brought to Constable, &c. with any Pass, &c. Constable, &c. may take such Person before Justice of Peace, who is to examine, and if punishable by Law, to send to the House of Correction; or if otherwise, then to order such Person to be passed. 1. Ib.
Justice to give Constable, &c. a Certificate of Number of such Persons without Fee, &c. Ib. Ib.
Justices to tax Allowance to Constable on the Back of Certificate, to be paid as herein mentioned. 2. Ib.
In what Case such Monies may be raised by Quarter Sessions. 3. Ib.
To be paid on Production of Certificate. Ib. 608
Petty Constables not to charge Inhabitants of Constablery. II W.III. c. 18. 4. 608
Constable, &c. neglecting his DutyPenalty 20s. 5. Ib.
Justice of Peace may determine Offence Ib. Ib.
Continuance of Act. 6. Ib.
Proviso respecting Counties having Quarter Sessions for distinct Ridings, &c. 7. Ib.
Clause in Stat. 9 W.III. c. 47. Pr. repealed, &c. and the Hospital therein mentioned to stand as if the said Act had not been made.Persons deemed Rogues and Vagabonds, to be dealt with as directed by this Act, 2 & 3 Ann. c. 6. 16. This Act continued for Seven Years, 5 & 6 Ann. c. 32. 1. but appears to be now expired. 8. Ib.

Vinegar Makers See Customs.



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For taking away the Custom of Wales, which hinders Persons from disposing their Personal Estates by their Wills. 7 & 8 W.III. c. 38. 155
Persons inhabiting in Wales, &c. may be queath all their Personal Estate. 1. 156
Widows, Children, &c. barred such their Claims. Ib. Ib
Proviso for Women now married, &c. 2. Ib.
For executing Judgments and Decrees saved in a Clause of Stat. 1 W.& M.c. 27.
For taking away the Court holden before the President and Council of the Marches of Wales. 9 W.III. c. 16. 370
Court of Chancery, Exchequer, and Great Sessions where the Cause originally arose, may issue Process upon Decree made in the Court before the President and Council of the Marches of Wales before 1st June 1689. 1. Ib.
The said Courts to have Power to review, &c. the said Judgments, &c. 2. Ib.
&c. the said Judgments, &c. 2. Ib
For preventing of frivolous and vexatious Suits in the Principality of Wales and the Counties Palatine. 11 W.III. c. 9. 597
Stat. 22 & 23 Car. II. c.9. 9. extended to Great Sessions in Wales, &c. 1. Ib.
Sheriffs in Wales and Counties Palatine not to hold Party to special Bail, unless for such Sum and upon such Affidavit as herein mentioned.See 13 G.III. c. 51.See Counties Palatinetint. 2. Ib.


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For the Explanation and better Execution of former Acts made touching Watermen and Wherrymen rowing on the River Thames, and for better ordering and govening the said Watermen and Wherrymen and Lightermen upon the said River, between Gravesend and Windsor. 11 W.III. c. 21. 611
Former Laws in Force to be executed. 1. Ib.
Lightermen working between Gravesend and Windsor, deemed the Watermen's Company. Ib. Ib.
Persons working Lighters or other great Craft upon the River Thames, (Exception), to be registered in Books of the Company, and subject to their Rules.See as to Watermen, &c. serving on Board the Fleet, 4 &5 Ann. c. 19.18. 2. Ib.
Rules for Choice, &c. of Overseers and Rulers by Court of Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London. 3. Ib.
Duty and Powers of the said Overseers and Rulers. Ib. 612
May summon Lightermen, and register them, and take General Order respecting the said Matters. Ib. Ib.
Rulers and Assistants Yearly to appoint Watermen at Places of plying between Gravesend and Windsor. 4. Ib.
Watermen and Lightermen to choose Assistants. Ib. Ib.
The Duty and Power of such Assistants. Ib. Ib.
Rulers and Assistants to choose Auditors. Ib. Ib.
The Duty and Power of such Auditors. Ib. Ib.
Accounts to be entered. Ib. Ib.
Inspection thereof. Ib. Ib.
Rulers, &c. refusing to execute, or negligently executing OfficePenalty 5. Ib. Ib.
May make Rules and Orders, to be laid before the Court of Lord Mayor and Aldermen, and afterwards confirmed by Lord Chief Justice of either Bench.As to the A ge at which Apprentices may be taken, see 4 & 5 Ann. c.13.1. 10 G. II. c. 31. 1. By-Laws made in pursuance hereof, restraining Watermen as to taking Apprentices,&c. made void, 4 &5 Ann. c. 13.1. Ib. Ib.
Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London, and Justices of Peace herein mentioned, may examine upon Oath, and may determine upon Offences, and may levy Penalties by Distress. 11 W.III. c.21.5. 612
Persons owning, &c. Lighters or Flat Boats, registering themselves on or before 29th Sept. next, deemed Lightermen within this Act, and such Persons, (Exception), and no other, may use LightersPenalty 5. 6. 613
Descriptions of Persons allowed to work Boats, &c. for Passengers betwixt Gravesend and Windsor. 7. Ib.
Penalties to be paid to Rulers and Overseers for the poor Members. Ib. Ib.
Proviso for Lessees, &c. of Quays between Hermitage Bridge and London Bridge using their Lighters, &c. and for employing Watermen, &c. and for their acting as heretofore. 8. Ib.
Proviso for Woodmongers, who keep Wharfs for retailing Fuel, to use Lighters,&c.Persons keeping Wharfs, or dealing in Coals, may use their own Lighters, &c. 3 G.II. c.26. 1. Ib. Ib.
Proviso for Owners, &c. of Laystalls using Lighters for carrying off Soil, &c. 9. Ib.
And for Gardeners bringing to London, &c. their Fruit, &c. Ib. Ib.
Limitation of Prosecutions. 10. Ib.
In Actions brought for executing Act, General Issue may be Pleaded. 11. Ib.
Public ActDouble Costs. Ib. Ib.
No Double Penalties. 12. 614
Rulers, Overseers, &c. to appoint Watermen to ply on Sundays between Vauxhall and Limehouse. 13. Ib.
Rates for crossing the River. Ib. Ib.
Watermen so employed to pay Money received to the Overseers, &c. who are to pay the Watermen for their Labour. Ib. Ib.
Overplus employed for poor Members. Ib. Ib.
Watermen not so paying Money receivedPenalty 40s. Ib. Ib.
Proviso for Right of the late Duke of Richmond to hold the Curia Cursus Aqu, and for all other Rights relating thereto, belonging to the said late Duke. 14. Ib.
Proviso for Rights of Mayor, &c. of Gravesend and Milton, in respect of Passage from those Places to London. 15. Ib.
Proviso for the Watermen of Saint Margaret's, Westminster, plying at Places herein mentioned on Sunday. 16. Ib.
How Money so earned to be employed. Ib. Ib.
Two Justices of Peace may call Watermen to account for such Monies. Ib. Ib.
Watermen of the said Parish may choose Stewards, &c.This Act rendered more effectual, 2 G. II. c. 26.; and for the Punishment of Offenders convicted under this Act, see 2 G.II. c. 26. 3. See 4 G.II. c. 24. Money arising from Ferry during the building of Blackfriars Bridge, applied according to this Act, 29 G.II.c. 86. 22. See 34 G.III.c.65. Ib. Ib.

Weekly Bills of Mortality See London and Westminster.

Whale fins See Customs. Excise.

White Linen Bags See Customs.

Widowers See Marriages.

Winchelsea, Hundred of See Wool.

Winchester Bushel

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The Bushel to be according to the Winchester Bushel. 8 & 9 W. III. c. 22. 9. 248
Rule for Return of Bushel of Malt by Officer. Ib. 249
Description of the Winchester Bushel.See 13 & 14 W. III. c. 5. 25.12 Ann. Stat 2. c. 17. 11.See Excise. Malt. 45. 256

Windows See Dwelling Houses.

Wines and Vinegar See Customs. Excise.

Wire Drawers

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For settling and adjusting the Proportion of fine Silver Silk, for the better making of Silver and Gold Thread, and to prevent the Abuses of Wire Drawers. 9 W. III. c. 39. 420
Regulation of Silver Wire to be drawn for making Gold and Silver ThreadPenalty. 1. Ib.
Coloring Gilt Wire with Verdigrease, &c.Penalty. 2. 420
Allowance for Gold and Silver reduced into Plate, and for Gold and Silver Thread of the Fineness herein mentioned. Ib. Ib.
How Gold and Silver Plate is to be spunPenalty. Ib. Ib.
Unduly laying of Plate upon SilkPenalty. Ib. Ib.
How Metal inferior to Silver shall be spunPenalty. 3. Ib.
Importing Gold or Silver or inferior ThreadPenalty. 4. 421
How Penalties divided and recovered. 5. Ib.
In Actions for executing Act, General Issue may be pleadedTreble Costs. 6. Ib.
Proviso in respect of Penalties for selling, &c. Wire and Thread, &c. before 29th Sept. 1699. 7. Ib.
Limitation of Action. 8. Ib.
Continuance of Act.This Act amended and continued for Seven Years, 1 Ann. Stat. 1. c.17. but appears to be expired, see 15 G. II. c. 20.28 G. III. c. 7. 9 W. III. c. 39. 9. 421

Wivenhoe See Colchester.


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For the more effectual preventing the Exportation of Wool, and for the encouraging the Importation thereof from Ireland. 7 & 8 W. III. c. 28. 118
Importation of Wool from Ireland allowed from and to the Ports as herein mentioned. 3. Ib.
Commissioners, &c. of Customs in Ireland to transmit to Commissioners of Customs in England Accounts of Wool exported from Ireland, and where and to whom consigned in England, &c. 4. Ib.
How Certificates for landing Wool from Ireland, &c. are to be written, and what they are to contain. 5. Ib.
No Wool, &c. to be carried by Land to Scotland, or to the Sea Coast, but as herein mentionedPenalty. 6. Ib.
Ships exporting WoolPenalty. Ib. Ib.
Penalty on Inhabitants of certain exempt Places according to the Value of the Wool. Ib. Ib.
How Execution for Informer may be had, and Proceedings thereon by Quarter Sessions. 7. 119
Aiding Exportation of Wool, &c. Punishment and Penalty. 8. Ib.
How recovered. Ib. Ib.
Notwithstanding Death, &c. of Clerk of the Peace, Action may be prosecuted. Ib. Ib.
In Actions, &c. Jury of Freeholders to be summoned out of other Counties. 9. Ib.
The first Three Aiders being Informers, exempted from Penalties, &c. Ib. Ib.
In Actions for executing Act, General Issue may be pleadedTreble Costs. 10. Ib.
Persons entitled compounding for Penalties, any other Person may sue for same. 11. Ib.
Punishment on Compounder. Ib. 120.
Continuance of Act. Ib. Ib.
Admiralty empowered to appoint Ships to seize Vessels carrying Wool, &c.See 10 W. III. c. 16. So much of this Act as relates to Exportation of Wool repealed, 28 G. III. c. 38. 1. 12. Ib.
For the Explanation and better Execution of former Acts made against Transportation of Wool, Fullers Earth, and Scouring Clay. 9 W. III. c. 40. 421
Exporting Fullers Earth and scouring Clay Penalty. 2. Ib.
Owners of Wool shorn or housed within Ten Miles of the Sea in Kent and Sussex to give an Account thereof to the nearest Port or Officer, and Notice of Removal, and to take a CertificatePenalty.See Note at the End of this Act. 9 W.III.c. 40. 3. 422
Officer to take an Account gratis and give Certificate.Counterfeiting Certificates, 28 G.III. c.38. 34. Ib. Ib.
Fee to Officer. Ib. Ib.
Persons residing within 15 Miles of the Sea in the said Counties buying Wool before Bond given, or Wool found removing before entered, forfeited andPenalty.See 54 G.III.c. 78. 4. Ib.
Lodging Wool removed from Place first laid within 15 Miles of the SeaPenalty.See 54 G.III.c. 78. 5. Ib.
Hiding Wool not entered within 15 Miles of the SeaSeizureClaim, to give Security for Treble Costs, &c. 6. Ib.
In Action for executing Act, General Issue may be pleadedTreble Costs. 7. Ib.
How Penalties divided and recovered. 8. Ib.
Further Limitation of Actions to Three Years. 9. Ib.
Owners of Wool shorn and laid up within 15 Miles of the Borders of Scotland to give an Account thereof pursuant to Stat. 1 W. & M. c. 32. and make Entry, and not to remove Wool without LicencePenalty. 10. 423.
Hundred of Winchelsea in respect of the said Act taken as Two distinct Hundreds.This Act repealed except as to Wool shorn laid up within Fifteen Miles of the Sea Side in Kent and Sussex, and Persons residing within Fifteen Miles of the Sea, 28 G.III. c.38. 1. and see Section 20. of that Act, but see 54 G.III. c. 78. 11. Ib.

Wool and Woollen Manufactues

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For preventing the Exportation of Wool of the Kingdoms of Ireland and England, into Foreign Parts, and for the Encouragement of the Woollen Manufactures in the Kingdom of England. 10 W.III. c. 16. 524.
No Person to export from Ireland any Wool or Woollen Manufactures (Exception)See Exceptions, 11 W.III. c. 13. 9.; but as to the Repeal thereof, see 5 G.II. c.21. 6. 1. Ib.
Goods and Ships, &c. forfeited, and Pe-nalty 500. 2. 525
Masters of Ships, Mariners, and other Persons knowing and assistingPenalty 40. Ib. Ib.
No Acquittal in Ireland, Exception allowed in Plea in any Indictment in England. 3. Ib.
Any Person may convey to the King's Warehouse any Wool that he may find or know to be laden upon any Horse or Carriage, or on board any Ship, &c. for Exportation out of Ireland. 10 W.III. c.16. 4. 525
And may seize and secure any Ship, &c. wherein any such Commodities shall be shipped, &c. Ib. Ib.
Such Persons indemnified. Ib. Ib.
Bond to be given in Double Value to the Customs for every Ship sailing from Ireland in order to export any of the said Commodities before loading. 5. Ib.
Condition of such Bond. Ib. Ib.
Ship laden before Bond given, forfeited. Ib. Ib.
Register to be kept at Custom House in London of Goods imported from Ireland. 6. Ib.
Regulations as to writing and signing Cockets, Certificates, &c. 7. 526
Goods both at shipping and landing viewed and examined by Officer. Ib. Ib.
Quantities, &c. of Goods shipped in Ireland, indorsed upon Cocket, Certificate, &c. Ib. Ib.
Commissioners, &c. of Revenue of Ireland, every Six Months to transmit to Commissioners in England, Account of Goods exported from Ireland. 8. Ib.
Bonds taken, &c. Ib. Ib.
Certificates to be written upon Paper, and Marks, &c. not to be obliterated. 9. Ib.
Ports at which Goods exported from Ireland to England, to be shipped offAnd also Ports of Importation in England. 10. Ib.
Commissioners or Officers of Revenue in Ireland, suffering to be taken Entry of Goods outward, Cocket, &c. for shipping or exporting Goods, &c., except as aforesaidor signing any such Cocket, &c., or passing such Entry, Forfeiture of Office, and Penalty 500. 11. Ib.
Where Offences against this Act to be tried. 12. Ib.
Manner and Form of Trial. Ib. Ib.
In Actions for executing Act, common Bail may be field, and General a Issue pleadedTreble Costs. 13. 527
Proviso for Importation from certain Ports in Ireland, of Wool and Woollen Manufactures. 14. Ib.
Notice of Quantity, &c. of Goods being first given to Commissioners, &c. if Customs in EnglandAnd Bond for duly landing first entered intoAnd Licence from Commissioners of Customs for lading. Ib. Ib.
Such Licence to be granted without Fee. Ib. Ib.
Penalties and Forfeitures of Bonds not to be granted or assigned. 15. Ib.
Such Grants or Assignments void. Ib. Ib.
Admiralty to appoint certain Ships and Sloops to cruise on the Coasts of England and Ireland, with Orders to take Ships, &c. exporting Wool, &c. 16. Ib.
Wool Ships, &c. seised, forfeited, and Wool taken to the King's Warehouse, and detained until condemned; and when condemned, sold by Inch of CandleNotice of Sale. 10W.III. c.16. 17. 527
Ships, &c. condemned, sold in like Manner. Ib. Ib.
How Produce of Sales divided. Ib. Ib.
Commanders of such Ships neglecting Duty, &c.Penalty, Imprisonment and Incapacity. 18. Ib.
After the 1st December 1699, no Wool or Woollen Manufactures, the Produce of the English Plantations in America, to be laden on board any Ship in any Port or Place there.But by 46 G. III. c. 17. 1. any Wool, the Produce of any of the British Plantations in America, may be exported from any Place within the Plantations to the United Kingdom.
Nor be laden on any Horse or Carriage for ExportationPenalty. 19. 528.
Governors of Plantations and Officers to see Act executed. Ib. Ib.
In Prosecutions for Offences against this Act, a Capias to issue in the first Process, specifying Penalty sued for., 20. Ib.
Bail to be given to appear, and on Appearance, Security for Payment of Penalties, or Party imprisoned. Ib. Ib.
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to give Order for Act being given in Charge by Judges at Assizes. 21. Ib.
Judges to take account of Execution of Act, and on Return from the Circuit, to inform Lord Lieutenant of Offences, who is Yearly to lay the same before the King in Council.General Exportation from Ireland into Great Britain, permitted under the Regulations therein mentioned, 26 G. II.c. 11. ; so much of this Act as restrains the Exportation of Woollen Manufactures from Ireland to Foreign Parts, repealed, 20 G. III. c. 6. 1.; from England, repealed, another Provisions enacted, 28 G. III. c. 38. 1.; and as to Exportation from Ireland into Great Britain, of Woollen or Bay Yarn, see 57 G.III.c. 73. Ib. Ib.
For continuing several Laws therein mentioned, and for explaining an Act to prevent the Exportation of Wool out of the Kingdoms of Ireland and England, into Foreign Parts, and for the Encouragement of the Woollen Manufactures in the Kingdom of England. 11 W.III. c.13. 600
Stat. 14 Car. II. c. 20. as revived by I Jac.II. c.11. 2. and 4 W. & M. c. 24. 1. further continued. 1. Ib.
Stat. 22 & 23 Car.II. c.26. as continued by 1 Jac.II. c. 17. 13. and by 4 W.& M. c, 24. 5. further continued. 2. 601.
Stat. 19 & 20 Car.II. c. 4. as continued by 1 Jac.II. c. 17. 9. and by 4 W. & M.c.24. 6. further continued. 11 W.III. c. 13. 3. 601
Stat. 22 & 23 Car.II. c.23. as continued by 1 Jac.II. c.17. 12. and by 4 W. & M. c.24. 7. further continued. 4. Ib.
Stat. 22 & 23 Car.II. c. 19. as revived by 1 Jac.II. c. 17. 10. and continued by 4 W. & M. c. 24. 8. further continued. 5. Ib.
Stat. 14 Car. II. c. 12. as further continued by 1 Jac. II. c. 17. 2. and by 3 W. & M. c. 11. 1. and by 4 W. & M. c. 24. 10. further continued as herein mentioned. 6. 602
Stat. 8 & 9 W.III. c. 32. further continued. 7. Ib.
Stat. 10 W. III. c. 16. 19. not to extend to Woolfells, and necessary for Gunners and Boatswains Stores.Repealed, 5 G.II. c. 21. 6. 9. Ib.
Proviso for Cloth, &c. to the Value of 40s. as shall be necessary for Seamen or Passengers Clothes. Ib. Ib.
For taking away the Duties upon the Woollen Manufactures, Corn, Grain, Bread, Biscuit, and Meal exported. 11 W.III. c. 20. 610
All subsisting Duties upon the Exportation of Home Woollen Manufactures to cease. 1. Ib.
Aulnage Duties, after the Expiration of Two Grants to the Duke of Richmond, to cease. 2. Ib.
Proviso for Patent to Sir James Hayes and Sir Peter Apsley. 3. 611
Duties upon Exportation of Corn, Bread, &c. after 30th March 1700, to cease. 4. Ib.

Writs of Error See Abatement.

Writs of Partition See Partition.

Wrought Plate

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For appointing Wardens and Assay Masters, for assaying wrought Plate in the Cities of York, Exeter, Bristol, Chester, and Norwich. 12 & 13 W. III c. 4. 639
Cities appointed for assaying, &c. wrought Plate. 1. Ib.
Goldsmiths, &c. in the said Cities incorporated a Company. 2. Ib.
Company to choose Wardens annually. Ib. Ib.
Proviso for Death, &c. of Warden. Ib. Ib.
No Goldsmith, &c. to make Plate less in Fineness than Standard, nor shall sell any until marked, &c.Penalty, (Exception). 3. Ib.
An Assayer to be elected in each City. 4. Ib.
His Allowance and Oath. Ib. 640
Diet Box to be locked with Three Locks. 5. Ib.
May be annually conveyed to the Mint in the Tower. Ib. Ib.
False DietsPenalty 50. Ib. Ib.
Plate unduly markedPenalty. Ib. Ib.
Goldsmith, &c. of any City where no Assayer is appointed, to enter his Name, &c. with Wardens of Company of such City where Assayer is appointedPenalty. 12&13 W.III. c.4. 6. 640
Counterfeiting StampsPenalty 500.This Penalty repealed, and 100 inflicted, 12 G. II. c.26. 7 and 8.;but that Clause repealed, 31 G.II.c. 32. 14.; and forging of Stamps, &c. made Felony, without Benefit of Clergy, 15.; but that latter Clause repealed, and the Offence made Transportation for 14 Years, 13 G. III. c. 59. 1,2. 7. Ib.
Goldsmith, &c; to fix his own Mark on Plate, (Exception), and then send it to be assayed, &c. 12 & 13 W.III. c.4. 8. 640
If Standard, Assayers to mark the sameFee. Ib. Ib.
Goldsmith, &c. working Plate, &c. of improper Fineness, or selling before markedExceptionPenalty.The Powers of this Act extended to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1 Ann. stat. 1. c. 9. 3. Ib. 641

Wrought Silks See Customs. Importation.


Yarmouth, (Port of)

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For clearing, repairing, preserving, and maintaining the Haven and Piers of.This Act explained, 1 Ann. stat. 2. c. 7. and re-enacted for 21 Years, 9 G. I. c. 10. 10 W.III. c. 5. 460