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Roman ca. tholics holding civil or

liable in

c. 2.

assembled, and by the authority of the same, that all such of his

majesty's said popish or Roman catholic subjects as hold, exercise military offi, and enjoy any civil or military office or offices, or place or places of granted un- trust or profit, or other office or situation whatsoever, granted to der 33.6: 3, them or any of them in Ireland, under and by virtue of the authority 21

of the said act of the parliament of Ireland of the thirty-third year England; i&. of the reign of his majesty, and who shall have duly taken the oaths of 25 Cur. 2, and declaration required by the said act, shall not, in respect of any

such office, place or situation, be liable, in England, Wales, Berwick upon- Tweed, or in his majesty's navy, or in the islands of Jersey or Guernsey, to any of the pains, penalties, forfeitures or disabilities enacted by the said act of the twenty-fifth year of the reign of king Charles the second, intituled an act for preventing dangers which may happen from popish recusants, but shall be wholly freed and exempt therefrom; any thing in the said last mentioned act to the contrary notwithstanding; and shall also be wholly freed and exempt from all pains, penalties, forfeitures and disabilities whatsoever in the said several places last mentioned, for not making, taking and subscribing the oaths of allegiance, supremacy or abjuration, or for not making, taking and subscribing the declaration required to be taken to enable any person to hold and enjoy any office or place of trust or profit, or for not receiving the sacrament of the Lord's supper according to the rites and ceremonies of the church of England; any thing contained

in any act of parliament to the contrary notwithstanding. Regulation II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that if of cominis. any of his said majesty's popish or Roman catholic subjects, having sions in army duly taken the oaths and declaration required by this act, shall take

or have taken in Ireland a commission in his majesty's army, and shall afterwards take a higher commission or higher commissions in Great Britain, within the intent and meaning of the said act; or if any person having enlisted as a private in any regiment in Ireland, or being a non commissioned officer in such regiment, shall afterwards take or have taken a commission in the said or any other regiment in Great Britain, and shall have duly taken the oaths and declaration required by the said act, such person shall not, in respect of such commission or commissions, be liable, in England, Wales, Berwick-upon-Tweed, or in his majesty's navy, or in the islands of

Jersey or Guernsey, to any of the pains, penalties, forfeitures or 25 Car. 2, c.2. disabilities enacted by the said act of the twenty-fifth year of the

reign of king Charles the second, intituled an act for preventing dangers which may happen from popish recusants, but shall be wholly freed and exempt therefrom; any thing in the said last mentioned act to the contrary notwithstanding; and shall also be wholly freed and exempt from all pains, penalties, forfeitures and disabilities whatsoever in the said several places last mentioned, for not making, taking and subscribing the oaths of allegiance, supremacy or abjuration, or for not making, taking and subscribing the declaration required to be taken to enable any person to hold and enjoy any office or place of trust or profit, or for not receiving the sacrament of the Lord's supper according to the rites and ceremonies of the church of England; any thing contained in any act of parliament to the contrary notwithstanding

10 GEORGE 4, CAP. 7.-An act for the relief of his majesty's Roman catholic subjects.—See Title—“ ROMAN CATHOLIC Relief."

2 & 3 WILLIAM 4, CAP. 115.- An act for the better securing the charitable donations and bequests of his majesty's subjects in Great Britain professing the Roman catholic religion.—See Title—“DonaTIONS AND BEQUESTS BY ROMAN CATHOLICS," vol. ii. p. 565.

7 & 8 VICTORIA, CAP. 102.-An act to repeal certain penal enactments made against her majesty's Roman catholic subjects.-See Title “UNIFORMITY OF SERVICE.

9 & 10 VICTORIA, CAP. 59.-An act to relieve her majesty's subjects from certain penalties and disabilities in regard to religious opinions.Seo Title-UNIFORMITY OF SERVICE."

SPACE LEFT,

FOR REFERENCE, IF NECESSARY,
TO ACTS OF PARLIAMENT PASSED SUBSEQUENT TO A. D. 1846.

PAPISTS, IRELAND.

1 ANNE, Star. 1, CAP. 32.- An act for the relief of the protestant

purchasers of the forfeited estates in Ireland.- Whereas by one act 11 W.3,c.2. made in a parliament holden at Westminster, in the eleventh year of

the reign of our late sovereign lord king William the third, intituled
an act for granting unto his majesty an aid 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, it is provided, that the sum of
one and twenty thousand pounds, therein mentioned, should be paid
to and amongst the several persons, who were purchasers of any
estate of inheritance, of any of the forfeited lands or estates in
Ireland, under the grantees thereof, who should prove the actual
payment of their purchase money, before the trustees mentioned in
the said act for sale of the forfeited estates in Ireland, on or before
the tenth day of August one thousand seven hundred, to be divided
amongst such purchasers, in proportion to the sums by them respec-
tively paid for their several purchases : and whereas in pursuance
of the said act, several persons did, before the said trustees, prove
the actual payment of the sum of fifty-nine thousand five hundred
and two pounds, for the purchases of the several estates of inherit-
ances to the several grantees thereof (which said sum of one and
twenty thousand pounds, part of the said purchase money, was by
the said act charged on the lands so purchased respectively) accord-
ing to the directions of the said act : and whereas no considerable
part, if any, of the said sum of one and twenty thousand pounds,
hath been as yet paid to the said purchasers : and whereas it may
very much conduce to the strengthening and preservation of the
protestant interest in Ireland, to continue the said purchasers in the
possession of the respective lands by them respectively purchased,
and that some further relief may be given the said purchasers; may
it please your majesty (at the most humble suit of the said pur-
chasers) that it may be enacted, &c.
Persons who purchased estates under the grantees, &c., shall enjoy
the same, paying thirteen years' purchase for an estate of inheritance,
and six years and a half for an estate for life, &c., according to the
rents, anno one thousand seven hundred and one. Quit rents, &c.,
deducted. Purchasers of estates of inheritance, to have a discount,
&c., on payment of the surplus, &c. In default of paying remainder
of purchase money, trustees may sell the lands, &c.

VII. And to the end that none of the said purchased premises may ever descend or come to any papist or papists, or persons professing the popish religion, but that the same shall descend and come, and remain to be held and enjoyed by protestants, for the strengthening and supporting of the English interest, and the pro

testant religion in Ireland ; be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, Person edu- that if any person educated in the popish religion, or professing the paprish"elisame, and being under the age of cighteen years, shall not, within

stat. 2,

afterwards, incapable of

but they

shall

go to

kin who is a

&c.

six months after he or she shall attain the age aforesaid, take the gion, and not oaths of allegiance and supremacy, and also subscribe the declaration taking the set down and expressed in an act of parliament made in the thirtieth 30 Car. 2, year of the reign of the late king Charles the second, intituled, an act for the more effectual preserving the king's person and government, by disabling papists from sitting in either house of parliament, to be by him or her made, repeated, and subscribed in the courts of chancery or king's bench, in England or Ireland, or quarter sessions in any county in England or Ireland, where such person shall reside (which said oaths and declaration the said courts and quarter sessions are severally hereby empowered to administer) and continue and conto be a protestant after the taking the said oaths and declaration protestant aforesaid, every such person shall, in respect of him or herself only, and not to or in respect of his or her heirs or posterity, be disabled, inheriting and is hereby made incapable to inherit or take by descent, devise, at

any lands, or limitation, in possession, reversion, or remainder, any of the lands, tenements, hereditaments, or premises aforesaid, or any rent or profit issuing out of the same, or any part thereof; and that during the life of such person, or until he or she shall take the said oaths, and make, repeat, and subscribe the said declaration in manner aforesaid, the next of his or her kindred, who shall be a protestant, shall have the next of and enjoy the said premises, without being accountable for the profits

portestant, by him or them received, during such enjoyment as aforesaid.

VIII. And it is further enacted, that every such papist, or person Papist, &e. making profession of the popish religion, shall be disabled, and is pable to purhereby made incapable to purchase, either in his or her own name, the lands or in the name of any other person or persons, to his or her own aforesaid. use, or in trust for him or her, any of the lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or premises aforesaid, or any rents, profits, terms, or interests in or out of the same; and that all and singular estates, terms, and any other interests and profits whatsoever, in or out of the premises, and all conveyances and declarations of trust concerning the same, which shall be made, suffered, or done, to or for the use, benefit, and behoof of any such person, shall be utterly void and of none effect, to all intents, purposes, and constructions whatsoever. IX. And it is hereby further enacted, that all leases for life or to be made

, &c. lives, or for any term of years, or otherwise, which shall at any time only to prohereafter be made of any the lands, tenements or hereditaments hereby directed to be conveyed by the said trustees as is aforesaid, shall be made to such persons only as are of the protestant religion, and to none other. And if any lease for life or lives, or for years, or otherwise, shall at any time hereafter be made of any the lands, tenements or hereditaments aforesaid, to or in trust for any papist; if

any lease of any such lands, tenements or hereditaments shall be made to a protestant, and the same shall afterwards be assigned to or in trust for any papist; every such lease so made to or in trust for any papist, and likewise every such assignment, shall be void, and the same is and are hereby adjudged and declared to be ipso facto null and void to all intents and purposes whatsoever: and in Penalty on such case, as well the person making any such lease or assignment, cepting lease as the person to whom, or for whose use or benefit the same shall

testants, &c.

OT

papist, &c.

in trust for

Act not to

not to extend to rectories

such recto

be made (in case such person shall accept such lease or assignment) or shall occupy any the lands or tenements therein contained, shall forfeit treble the full yearly value of all the lands so let, assigned, or occupied; one moiety thereof to her majesty, her heirs and successors, and the other moiety to such person (being a protestant) who shall sue for the same in any of her majesty's courts of record at Dublin, by any bill, plaint or information, wherein no essoin, protection, wager of law, or imparlance shall be allowed.

X. Provided always, that nothing in this act contained shall extend any cottage to make void any lease, that is or shall be made of any cottage or lease, &e. cabin, under the yearly value of thirty shillings per annum, to any

day labourer whatsoever.

XI. Provided also, that nothing in this act contained shall be impropriate

, construed to extend to any rectories impropriate, or vicarages, tithes, &c.

oblations, obventions, glebes, or other things, to the same rectories or vicarages severally and respectively belonging or appertaining, which were by a clause in the aforesaid act, vested in the trustees in the said act named, to the uses, intents and purposes therein mentioned; but that all such rectories and vicarages, tithes, oblations, obventions, glebes, and other things thereunto belonging, with their appurtenances, shall still continue to be vested in the said trustees, to such uses as are in and by the said act directed and appointed;

any thing in this act to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding Trustees to But in such case, the said trustees are to make a deduction and deduct for

allowance, after the rate of thirteen years' purchase, out of the purries, &c.

chase money to be paid unto them for such rectories or vicarages, or other matters aforesaid, to all and every person or persons who had purchased the same, their heirs or assigns.

XII. Provided also, and be it further enacted, that the trustees in charged from the said act named for sale of the forfeited estates in Ireland, shall ed, &c. before be and are hereby acquitted and discharged of and from all rents or the remain- profits, or other sums of money, by them, or any for or under them,

received or to be received, for or out of any the lands, tenements years' pur- and premises aforesaid, at any time before the payment of the rechase, &c.

mainder of the said thirteen years' purchase, by the said purchasers respectively, and of and from all actions, suits and demands for or

in respect thereof. Saving to the XIII. Saving nevertheless to her majesty, her heirs and succes.

sors, all rents issuing and payable out of or for the said premises, and also saving to all bodies politic and corporate, their heirs and successors, and to all and every other person and persons, their heirs, executors and administrators (other than the said trustees in the said act named) all such estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever, of, into, and out of the said premises, as they or any of them might have had in case this act had not been made; any thing herein contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding.

XIV. And for the better preservation and encouragement of the protestant interest in the said kingdom of Ireland, and to the end that none of the honors, manors, baronies, castles, messuages, lands, tenements, rents, reversions, services, remainders, possessions, royalties, franchises, jurisdictions, privileges or appurtenances thereunto

and be dis

der of the thirteen

queen all rents, &c.

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