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Statutes relating to Religion and Ecclesiastical Authority.

[ No. I. ] 35 Edward I. st. 1. c. 2.—Religious Persons shall send nothing to their

Superiors beyond the Sea p. S

[ No. II. ] 25 Edward III. st. 5. c. 22.—He that purchaseth a Provision in Rome

for au Abbey, shall be out of the King's Protection, and any Man may do with

him as with the King's Enemy t*.

[ No. III. ] 25 Edward III. st. 6.—The King and other Lords shall present unto

Benefices of their own, or their Ancestors Foundation, and not the Bishop of

Rome , ,. it.

[ No. IV. ] 27 Edward III. st. 1. c. 1.—Pramunire for suing in a Foreign Realm,

or Impeaching of Judgment given 5

[ No. V. ] 38 Edward III. st. 1. c. 4 Penal Bonds in the third Person shall be

void , ib.

[ No. VI. ] 38 Edward III. st. c. I.—Persons receiving Citations from Rome in

Causes pertaining to the King, &c. to incur the Penalties of 25 Edw. 3. st. 6... ib.

[ No. VI. a. ] 38 Edward III. st. 2. c. 2.—Suspected Persons not appearing before

the King's Justices, after Warning, to incur the Penalty of 27 Edw. 3. st. X.

c. I ^ ib.

[ No. VI. b. ] 38 Edward III. st. 2. c. 3.—Such Offenders to he out of the King's

Protection, and punished according to the Statute of 27 Edw. 3. st. 1, e. 1. .. ib.

[ No. VI. c. ] 38 Edward III. st. 2. c. 4.—The Punishment of those who sue falsely

and maliciously upon this Statute. The Consent of the King and Parliament to

appeach Offenders against the same ib.

[ No. VU. ] 2 Richard II. st. 1. c. 7.— Urban was duly chosen Pope, and so ought

to be accepted and obeyed ib.

[ No. VIII. ] 3 Richard II. c. 3.—None shall take any Benefice of an Alien, or

convey Mouey to him 6

[ No. VIII. a. ] 5 Richard II. st. 2. c. 5.—Sheriffs commissioned to apprehend

Preachers of Heresy, and their Abettors. The Enormities ensuing the Preach-

ing of Heresies ib.

[ No. IX. ] 7 Richard II. c. 12.—No Alien shall purchase or occupy any Benefice

of the Church within this Realm n,,, „ ib.

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[ No. X. ] 12 Richard II. c. 15 He that will go out of the Realm to provide a

Benefice within the Realm, shall be out of the King's Protection, and the Bene-

fice shall be void 6

[ No. XI. ] 13 Richard II. st. 2. c. 2. A Confirmation of the Statute of Provisors

made Anno 25 Edw. 3. st. 6. and the Forfeiture of him that accepteth a Bene-

fice contrary to that Statute ..:

No. XI. a. ] 13 Richard II. st. 2. c. 3. The Penalty of him which bringeth a

Summons or Excommunication against any Person upon the Statute of Provi-

sors, and of a Prelate executing it t*•

[ No. XII. ] 16 Richard II. c. 5. Praemunire for purchasing Bulls from Rome.

The Crown of England subject to none ib.

[ No. XIII. ] (A.) 2 Henry IV. c. 3. If any do accept a Provision granted by the

Pope to a re'igious Person to be exempt from Obedience, he shall be within the

danger of the Statute of Provisors 8

(B.) 2 Henry IV. c. 4. The Penalties for purchasing of Bulls to be discharged of

Tithes ib-

(B. a.) 2 Henry IV. c. 15. The Orthodoxy of the Faith of the Church of England

asserted, and Provision made against the Oppugners of the same, with the Pu-

nishment of Hereticks ib.

(C.) 4 Henry IV. c. 17. Infants are not to be received into the Order of Friars

without the consent of their Parents, &c ib.

[ No. XIV. ] 7 Henry IV. c. 6.—The Penalty of him which purchaseth a Bull to be

discharged of Tithes ib.

[ No. XV. ] 7 Henry IV. c. 8.—No Provision, Licence, or Pardon shall be granted

of a Benefice fullof an Incumbent ib.

[ No. XVI. ] 9 Henry IV. c. 9.—Elections to Spiritual Promotions shall be free,

and not interrupted by the Pope or the King ib.

[ No. XVII. ] 9 Henry IV. c. 10.—A Pardon granted by the King to all that

have purchased Provisions, or Translations to Archbishopricks, Bishopricks,

&c ib.

[ No. XVIII. ] 2 Henry V. c. 7.—The intent of the Hereticks called Lollards.

Magistrates shall assist the Ordinaries in extirpating Heresies and punishing

Hereticks. Penalty on Hereticks convict ib.

[ No. XIX. ] 3 Henry V. st. 2. c. 4.—All Provisions, Licences, and Pardons of a

Benefice full of an Incumbent shall be void 9

[ No. XX. ] 21 Henry VIII. c. 13.—Spiritual Persons abridged from having Plu-

ralities of Livings, and from taking of Ferms, &c ib.

[ No. XXI. ] 23 Henry VIII. c. 9 An Act that no Person shall be cited out of

the Diocess where he or she dwelleth, except in certain Cases ib.

[ No.XXII. ] 23 Henry VIII. c.20.—Au Act concerning the restraint of Payment

of Annates to the See of Rome ", ib.

[ No. XXIII. ] 24 Henry VIII. c. 12.—For the Restraint of Appeals ib.

[ No. XXIV. ] 25 Henry VIII. c. 14.—A Repeal of the Statute of 2 H. 4. c. 15,

and a Confirmation of the Statutes of 5 R. 2. st. 2. c. 5, and 2 H. 5. st. 1. c. 7,

touching the Punishment of Hereticks. Sheriffs in their Turns, and Stewards

in their Leets, Rapes and Wapentakes, shall have authority to inquire of Here-

ticks; and every such Presentment made in any Turn, Leet, &c. concerning

Hereticks, shall be certified to the Ordinary. Every Person presented or indicted

of any Heresy, or duly accused by two lawful Witnesses, may be cited, arrested,

or taken by an Ordinary, or other of the King's Subjects, and committed to the

Ordinary, to answer in open Court; and being convict, shall abjure his Heresies,

and refusing so to do, or falling into relapse, shall be burned in an opeu Place

for example of others ib.

[ No. XXV. ] 25 Henry VIII. c. 19.—The Submission of the Clergy and Restraint

of Appeals ib.

[ No. XXVI. J 25 Henry VIII. c. 20—Au Act for the'Non-payment of First-fruits

to the Bishop of Rome 10

[ No. XXVII. ] 23 Henry VIII. c. 21.—The Act concerning Peter-pence and Dis-

pensations , 10

[ No. XXVIII. ] 26 Henry VIII. c. 1.—The King's Grace to be authorized Su-

preme Head 10

[ No. XXIX. ] 26 Henry VIII. c. 3.—The Bill for the First-fruits, with the yearly

Pensions to the King ij.

[ No. XXX. ] 27 Henry VIII. c. 28.—All Monasteries given to the King, which

have not Lauds above two hundred Pounds by the Year ib.

[ No. XXXI. ] 28 Henry VIII. c. 16.—A Provision for Dispensations and Licences

heretofore obtained from the See of Rome ib.

[ No. XXXII. ] 31 Henry VIII. c. 13—An Act for Dissolution of Monasteries and

Abbies ij,

[ No. XXXIII. ] 31 Henry VIII. c. 14.—An Act for Abolishing Diversity of Opi-

nions in certain Articles concerning Christian Religion ib.

[ No. XXXIV. ] 31 and 35 Henry VIII. c. 1.—Recourse must be had to the Ca-

tholic and Apostolic Church for the Decision of Controversies; and therefore all

Books of the Old and New Testament in English, being of Tindal's false Trans-

lation, or comprising any matter of Christian Religiou, Articles of the Fai'h, or

Holy Scripture, contrary to the Doctrine set forth sithencc Anno Dom. 1540, or

to be set forth by the King, shall be abolished. No Printer or Bookseller shall

utter any of the aforesaid Books. No Person shall play in Enterlude, sing or

rhime, contrary to the said Doctrine. No Person shall retain any English Books

or Writings concerning matter against the holy and blessed Sacrament of the

Altar, or for the Maintenance of Anabaptists, or other Books abolished by the

King's Proclamation. There shall be no Annotations or Preambles in Bibles or

New Testaments in English. The Bible shall not be read in English iu any

Church. No Women or Artificers, Prentices, Journeymen, Servingmen of the

degree of Yeomen or under, Husbandmen, nor Labourers, shall read the New

Testament in English. Nothing shall be taught or maintained contrary to the

King's instructions. And if any spiritual Person preach, teach, or maintain any

thing contrary to the Kiug's instructions or determinations, made or to be made,

and shall be thereof convict, he shall for his first offence recant, for his second

abjure and bear a Faggot, and for his third shall be adjudged an Heretick, and

be burned aud lose all bis Goods and Chattels ib.

[ No. XXXV. ] 1 Edward VI. c. 1.—An Act against such as shall unreverently

speak against the Sacrament of the Altar, and of the Receiving thereof under

both kinds II

[ No. XXXVI. ] 2 and 3 Edward VI. c. I An Act for Uniformity of Service aud

Administration of the Sacraments throughout the Realm ib.

[ No. XXXVII. ] 3 and 4 Edward VI.c. 19.—An Actfor the abolishing and putting

away of divers Books aud lmages ib.

[ No. XXXVIII. ] 5 and 6 Edward VI. c. 1.—An Act for the Uniformity of Ser-

vice and Administration of Sacraments throughout the Realm ib.

[ No. XXXIX. ] 5 and 6 Edward VI. c. 3.—An Act for the keeping Holidays and

Fasting Days ib.

[ No. XL. ] 1 Mary, sess. 2. c. 2.—A Repeal of thestat. of 1 Ed. 6. c. 1. made

against such as shall speak unreverently of the Body and Blood of Christ, and

of the stat. of 1 Ed. 6. c. 2, touching the Election of Bishops, and the stat. of

2 Ed. 6. c. 1, concerning the Uniformity of Service, and Administration of the

Sacraments, and of the stat. of 2 and 3 Ed. 6. c. 21, made to take away all po-

sitive Laws ordained against the Marriage of Priests, and of the stat. of 3 and

4 Ed. 6. c. 10, made for the Abolishing of divers Books and Images, and of the

stat. of 3 and 4 Ed. 6. c. 12, made for the Ordering of Ecclesiastical Ministers,

and of the stat. of 5 and 6 Ed. 1. c. 1, made for the Uniformity of Common

Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and of the stat. of 5 and 6 Ed.6.

c. 3, made for the keeping of Holy-days and Fasting-days, and of the stat. of

5 and 6 Ed. 6. c. 12, touching the Marriage of Priests and Legitimation of their

Children. All such Divine Service and Administration of Sacraments as were

most commonly used iu England in the last year of Hen. 8, shall be used thoronr

the Realm, afterthe 20th Day of December, Anno Dom. 1553, and no other kind

of Service nor Administration of Sacraments. 1 El. c. 2. Repealed by 1 Ja. 1.

c. 25. § 48 11

[ No. XL. o. ] 1 and 2 Philip and Mary, c. 8.—An Act repealing all Articles and

Provisions mad* against the See Apostolick of Rome, since the twentieth year

of King Henry the Eighth, and for the Establishment of all Spiritual and Eccle-

siastical Possessions and Hereditaments conveyed to the Laity 12

[ No. XLI. ] 1 Elizabeth, c. It—An Act to restore to the Crown the ancient Juris-
diction over the Estate Ecclesiastical and Spiritual, and abolishing all foreign
Powers repugnant to the same ib.

[ No. XLII. ] 1 Elizabeth, c. 2.—An Act for the Uniformity of Common Prayer
and Service in the Church, and Administration of the Sacramen t ........ ib.

[ No. XLIII. ] 5 Elizabeth, c. 1.—An Act for the Assurance of the Queen's Royal

Power over all Estates and Subjects within her Dominions 16

[ No. XLIV. ] 13 Elizabeth, c. 1.—It shall be High Treason to intend Destruction

or bodily Harm to the Queen, or to levy War, or to move others to War against

her, or to affirm, That the Queen ought not to enjoy the Crown, but some other

Person ; or to publish,That the Queen is an Heretick, Schismatick, Tyrant, In-

fidel, or Usurper of ihe Crown; or to claim Right to the Crown, or to usurp the

same during the Queen's Life ; or to affirm the Right in Succession of the Crown.

in some other than the Queen; or to affirm, That the Laws and Statutes do not

bind the Right of the Crown, and the Descent, Limitation, Inheritance or Go-

'' vernance thereof ii-

[ No. XLV. ] 13 Elizabeth, c. 2.—An Act against the bringing in, and putting in

Execution of Bulls, Writings, or Instruments, and other Superstitious Things

from the See of Rome '. 17

[ No. XLVI. ] 13 Elizabeth, c. 12.—An Act for the Ministers of the Church to be

of sound Religion ib.

[ No. XLVII. ] 23 Elizabeth, c. 1.—An Act to retain the Queen's Majesty's Sub-
jects in their due Obedience ib.

[ No. XLVIII. ] 27 Elizabeth, c. 2.—An Act against Jesuits, Seminary Priests,

and other such like disobedient Persons 18

[ No. XL1X. ] 29 Elizabeth, c. 6.—An Act for the more speedy and due Execution

of certain Branches of the Statute made in the twenty-third Year of the Queen's

Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to retain the Queen's Majesty's Subjects

in their due Obedience" ii.

I No. L. ] 31 Elizabeth, c. 6.—An Act against Abuses in Election of Scholars,

and Presentation to Benefices ib.

[ No. Li. ] 35 Elizabeth, c. 1.—An Act to retain the Queen's Majesty's Subjects in

their due Obedience ib.

f Nb. LII. ] 35 Elizabeth, c. 2.—An Act for restraining Popish Recusants to some

certain Places of Abode 19

[ No. LI1I. ] 1 James I. c. 4.—An Act for the due Execution of the Statutes against

Jesuits, Seminary Priests, Recusants, &c ib.

[ No. L1V. ] 3 James I. c. 4.—An Act for the better discovering and repressing of

Popish Recusants ii.

[ No. LV. ] 3 James I. c. 5.—An Act to prevent and avoid Dangers which grow

by Popish Recusants 21

[ No. LVI. ] 7 James I. c. 6.—An Act for administering the Oath of Allegiance

and Reformation of Married Women Recusants ib.

I No. LVI I. ] 3 Charles I. c. 2.—An Act for the further Reformation of Sundry

Abuses committed on the Lord's Day, commonly called Sunday ib.

[ No. LVIII. ] 16 Charles I. c. 11.—A Repeal of the Branch of a Statute Prime

Elizabeths, concerning Commissioners for Causes Ecclesiastical ib.

[ No. LIX. ] 13 Charles II. st. 2. c. 1.—An Act for the well governing and regula-

ting of Corporations ib.

[ No. LX. ] 13 and 14 Charles II. c. 1.—An Act for preventing the Mischiefs anil

Dangers that may arise by certain Persons called Quakers, and others, refusing

to take lawful Oaths 21

t No. LXI. ] 13 and 14 Charles II. c. 4.—Ah Act for the Uniformity of Public

Prayers, and Administration of Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies:

And for establishing the Form of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating Bishops<

Priests, and Deacons, in the Church of England ib-

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