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THOMAS BLENKARN, 19, CHANCERY LANE;
Collection of the Statutes,
CONNECTED WITH THE
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION OF THE LAW.
Criminal Law (1).
Class 1. Statutes relating to Religion and Ecclesiastical Authority.
2. Treason and other Offences affecting the State.
(!) Many of the acts in this volume are not properly classed under the head of criminal law, but it has been thought expedient in this Supplement to follow the arrangement adopted in Evans's Statutes.
Class 19. Seducing Artificers and Exporting Utensils.
20. Offences respecting Elections of Members of Parliament.
(A) Surety of Peace, and Apprehension of Offenders.
peral, $ 2. Offences committed out of the Kingdom. (G) Benefit of Clergy, Transportation, Penitentiary Houses. (H) Judgments in Cases not included in the last Division. (I) Forfeiture, Corruption of Blood, &c. (K) Pardon. (L) Miscellaneous Incidents.
STATUTES RELATING TO RELIGION AND ECCLESIASTICAL
(No. I.] 1 & 2 W. IV. c. 49.-An Act to repeal so much
of an Act passed in Ireland in the Fourth Year of King George the First, for the better regulating the Town of Galway, and for strengthening the Protestant Interest therein, as limits the Franchise created by the said Act to Protestants only.
[15th October 1831.
[No. II.] 2 W. IV. c. 7.-An Act for the Relief of His
Majesty's Subjects in Ireland being Protestants of the Established Church, and to repeal an Act passed in the Parliament of Ireland in the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act to remove some doubts respecting Persons in Office taking the Sacramental Test.
[20th February 1832.] WHEREAS an act was passed in the parliament of Ireland in the
nineteenth and twentieth years of the reign of his Majesty king George the third, intituled An Act for the Relief of His Majesty's faith- No. II. ful Subjects the Protestant Dissenters of this Kingdom, and to repeal a 2 W. 4, c. 7.
Clause in the Act of the Second of Queen Anne, intituled 'An Act to prevent the further Growth of Popery,' as far as the same relates to the 19 & 20 G. 3, Protestant Dissenters, whereby, after reciting a certain clause of an act (I.) made in the said parliament of Ireland in the second year of the reign
2 Ann. (I.) of her Majesty Queen Anne, intituled An Act to prevent the further Growth of Popery, it was enacted, that all and every person or persons, being Protestants, should and might have, hold, and enjoy any office or offices, civil or military, and receive any pay, salary, fee, or wages belonging to or by reason of such office or place, notwithstanding he shall not receive or have received the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, as in the said recited clause is prescribed, without incurring any of the penalties in the said act or any other act enacted, for or in respect of his neglect of receiving the same: And whereas by an act made in the said parliament of Ireland in the thirty-third year of the reign of his 33 G. 3, (I.) said Majesty king George the Third, intituled An Act to remove some Doubts respecting Persons in Ofice taking the Sacramental Test, it was declared and enacted, that the said act of the nineteenth and twentieth years of his Majesty king George the Third did not and doth not extend, and shall not be deemed, taken, and construed to have extended, to Protestants of the church of Ireland as by law established, but to Protestant dissenters only: and whereas it is not expedient that Protestants, being members of the Established Church, should be subjected to any test from which Protestant dissenters are exempt; be it therefore enacted, That the said recited act passed in the thirty-third year of the reign of Recited act of his Majesty king George the third shall be and the same is hereby 33 G. 3, re. repealed from and after the passing of this act.
pealed. II. And be it further declared and enacted, That the said act of the Recited act of nineteenth and twentieth years of the reign of his Majesty king George 19 & 20 G. 3, the third doth and shall be deemed and taken and construed to extend to extend to and to have extended to Protestants of the church of Ireland as by law protestants and
dissenters alike. established and to Protestant dissenters alike.
JII. That all persons being Protestants of the Established Church, Persons now in and now in the actual possession of any office, command, place, trust, possession of service, or employment, or in the receipt of any pay, salary, fee, or any office wagęs in respect of or as a qualification for which, by virtue of or under which heretothe before-mentioned act of the second year of the reign of her Majesty
fore required queen Anne, or any other act or acts, they respectively ought to have the taking of
the sacrament heretofore taken or ought hereafter to receive the said sacrament of the
confirmed in Lord's Supper, or to file a certificate thereof, shall be and they are such posseshereby confirmed in the possession and enjoyment of the said several sion, and inoffices, commands, places, trusts, services, employments, pay, salaries, demnified from fees, and wages respectively, notwithstanding their omission or neglect penalties. to take or receive the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, or to file such certificate thereof, and shall be and are hereby indemnified, freed, and discharged from all incapacities, disabilities, forfeitures, and penalties whatsoever already incurred or which might hereafter be incurred in consequence of any such omission or neglect; and that no election of or act done or to be done by any such person, or under his authority, and not yet avoided, shall be hereafter questioned or avoided by reason of any such omission or neglect, but that every such election and act shall be as good, valid, and effectual as if such person had duly received the said Sacrament of the Lord's Supper and filed such certificate in the time and manner prescribed by the said act of the second year of the reign of her Majesty queen Anne; any thing in the said act, or in any other act or acts, to the contrary hereof notwithstanding.