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Anno Regni ANNÆ Reginæ quarto & quinto.
(A.D. 1705.) STATUTES made in the Parliament begun at Weft
minster the fourteenth Day of June, in the fourth Year of the Reign of our Most Gracious and Execl. lent Sovereign Lady Anne, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c. Anno Dom. One thouSand seven hundred and five, and continued by several Prorogations and Adjournments until and on the nineteenth Day of March, in the fifth Year of the
Reign of our faid Sovereign Lady Anne; viz.
naturalizing the Moit Excellent Princess Sophia, Electress
HEREAS the Most Excellent Princess Sophia, Electress
and Dutchess Dowager of Hanover, and the Issue of • Her Body, are to be naturalized, and by reason of their be• ing beyond the Seas, they cannot qualify themselves in order " thereto, according to the Act made in the seventh Year of the • Reign of King James the First, which requires every Person to
receive the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, within one Month • before any Bill for Naturalization be exhibited, and also take • the Oatlis of Supremacy and Allegiance in the Parliament • House, before His or Her Bill be twice read;' Be it enacted by the Queen's Moft Excellent Majeliy, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That a Bill for the Naturalization of the said Most Excellent Princess Sophia, Electress and Dutchefs Dowager of Hanover, and the Iflue of Her Body, shall and may be exhibited and brought into this present Parliament, and twice read; any Law, Statute, Matter or Thing whatsoever to the contrary notwithstanding. [Here the Roll is indorsed, First Part 4 & 5 Ann, and contains
(in two Rolls) Cap. 2. only. ]
CA P. II.
Tax, to be raised in the Year One thousand feven hun-
7 Jac. 1. c. 26
CA P. III.
the third and fourth Years of Her present Majesty's
HEREAS in a Statute made in the third and fourth W Wears of Heir preferat Majesty's Rege, then, Anna 3 & 4 Ann.c.9. for the effeftual securing the Kingdom of England from the appa• 'rent Dangers that may arise from several Aits lately passed in the • Parliament of Scotland, there are Clauses contained in these . Words following that is to say :)' “ Natives of Scotland (except settled Inhabitants in England, &c.) “ after 25th Dec. 1705, adjudged Aliens, &c. § 2. Horfes, “ Arms, &c. conveyed in Scotland, Forfeiture 100l. &c. $ 3. « Scotch Cattle brought into England, &c. forfeited. $ 4. Cattle “ fo brought may be detained 4 Days, &c. $5. English Cattle 66 intermixed, forfeited. 5 6. Persons sued, to plead the General - Issue. Treble Costs. § 7. Scotch Coals imported forfeited. § 8. 6 Scotch Linen also. $ 9.
• X. And whereas, since the making the faid Act, an Ad • hath been made and passed in the Parliament of Scotland, for • enabling Her Majesty to appoint Commissioners to treat with · Commissioners for the Kingdom of England, of and concerning 6 an Union of the said Kingdoms of England and Scotland: Now to the End that the good and friendly Disposition of this Kingdom towards the Kingdom of Scotland may appear; Be Repezl. it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons in Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the said Clauses be from henceforth absolutely repealed and vacated to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever.
cefs Sophia, Electress and Dutchefs Dowager of Hanover,
HEREAS the imperial Crown and Dignity of the
Realms of England, France and Ireland, and the Dominions thereto belonging, after the Denise and Death of • Your Majelty, Our Most Gracious Sovereign, without Issue of • Your Body, is limited by Act of Parliament, to the Most • Excellent Princess Sophia, Electress and Dutchess Dowager of · Hanover, Grand-daughter of the late King James the Firft, r and the Heirs of Her Body, being Proteftants; And whereas • Your Majesty, by Your Royal Care and Concern for the Hap
piness of these Kingdoms, reigns in the Hearts and Aifections of all Your People, to their great Comfort and Satisfaction,
and will be a glorious Example to Your Royal Successors in • future Ages; And to the End the said Princess Sophia, Elec• tress and Dutchess Dowager of Hanover, and the Illue of Her Body, and all Persons lineally descending from Her, may be Kk 4
encouraged to become acquainted with the Laws and Con
ftitutions of this Realm, it is just and highly reasonable, that • they, in Your Majesty's Life Time (whom God long pre• serve) should be naturalized, and be deemed, taken and esteemed • natural born Subjects of Englani' :' We Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament asembled, do most humbly beieech Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and therefore be it enacted by the Queen's Moft Excellent Majelty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the
Commons, in this present Parliament affembled, and by the Au. Princess Sophia thority of the fame, That the said Princess Sophia, Electress of Hanover, and and Lutchess Dowager of Hanover, and the Issue of Her Body, ber Issue, naturalized.
and all Persons lineally descending from Her, born or hereafter to be bori, be and shall be, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, deemed, taken and esteemed natural born Subjects of this Kingdom, as if the said Princess, and the Iflue of Her Body, and all Persons lineally descending from fier, born or hereafter to be born, had been born within this Realm of England; any Law, Statute, Matter or Thing whattoever to
the contrary notwithstanding. No Papift, &c. II. Provided always, and be it further enacted and declared by to have the Be: the Authority aforesaid, That every Perfon and Persons, who nefit of a natural shall be naturalized by virtue of this Act of Parliament, and born Subject.
Thall become a Papist, or profess the Popish Religion, shall not enjoy any Benefit or Advantage of a natural born Subject of England; but every such Person shall be adjudged and taken as an Alien, born out of the Allegiance of the Queen of Eng land, to all intents and Purposes whatsoever; any Thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
CA P. V. EXT: An Act for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder
and Perry, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and fix,
CA P. VI.
and Poundage, and certain Duties upon Coals, Culm and
AY it please Your Moft Excellent Majesty, we Your
Majesty's moft dutiful and loyal Subjects the Commons • of England in Parliament assembled, duly considering Your
Majesty's great Occasions for Money to carry on the prefent - War, and having Regard as well to the great Burthen of Tases
now lying upon Your Majesty's Subjects, as to the present • Condition of the publick Funds, and the present Incumbrances . thereupon, are therefore desirous, by such easy and effectual
• Ways and Means, as in this Act are expressed and intended, lo ' raise a Sum of Money, not exceeding in the whole, Two ' millions five hundred seventy five thousand seven hundred fixty
one Pounds fixteen Shillings and Tivo-pence (Part of the Money necessary to be provided in this session of Parliament for
Your Mjelty's Supply), and fuch further Sum of Money as • will be sufficient, during the first two Years of the Term here' inafter mentioned, to compleat the Payment of the Annuities ' to be purchased upon this Act; and have for that End and • Purpose, cheerfully and unanimously given and granted, and • do by this det give and grant unto Your Majesty the Subsidy * of Tunnage and Poundage upon Wines, Goods and Merchan• dizes, and the several Duties upon Coal, Cuim and Cynders,
ard upon Beer, Ale, Cyder and other Liquors hereafter in • this Act mentioned, for such several and respective Terms, and
to commence at or from such respective Days and Times, and • to be paid and payable in such Manner and Form, as in this • Act are afterwards expressed: (That is to say), &c. “ 9 & 10 W.3.c.23. i Ann. Stat. 1. c.7. and 2 & 3 Ann. c.9. " recited. Now we Your Majesty's said dutiful and loyal Subjects the Commons in Parliament aft mbled, for the Ends and Purposes aforefaid, do molt humbly beseech Your Majesty, that it may be enacted ; and be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majeity, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That over and Tunnage, &c. above the Subsidies of Tunnage and Poundage above mentioned, for 98 Years. and over and above all other Subsidies, additional Duties, Impofisions and Payments whatsoever, by any Act or Acts of Parliament, or otherwile howsoever already due or payable, or which ought to be paid to Her Majetty, Her Heirs or Succeffors, for or upon any Wines, Goods and Merchandizes whatsoever im. ported or to be imported, there shall be continued, and be raised, levied, collected, paid and satisfied unto Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, for and upon all Wines which from and after the eighth Day of March w!ich shall be in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fii, at any Time or Times within or during the Term of ninety and eight years from thence next and immediately ensuing, and fully to be compleat and ended, shall be imported or brought into the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, the same or the like Subsidy of Tunnage, as by the faid Act of the second Year of Her Majesty's Reign was charged or imposed, 2 & 3 Ann.c.a for or upon any Kind of Wine or Wines whatsoever ; (that is to say) one third Part of such or the like leveral and respective Duties, as by the said Act of the ninth Year of His faid late Majesty's Reign, were granted to him during his Life, and by the faid Act of the first Year of tier Majeity's Reign, are continued to Her during Her Majesty's Life, for or upon any kind of Wine or Wines respectively, and for and upon all Manner of Goods and Merchandizes, which from andatier the said eighth Day of March, which mall be in the Year of our Lord One thousand leven hun. dred and fix, at any Time or Times within or during the faid
Term of ninety and eight years, shall be imported or brought into this Realm, or any Fier Majesty's Dominions, to the same be. longing, by way of Merchandize, there shall be continued, raised, levied, collected, paid and satisfied to Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, the same or the like Subsidy of Poundage, as by the faid Act of the second Year of Her Majesty's Reigu was laid or impofed, for or upon any Goods or Merchandizes what.
soever; (that is to say) one third Part of such or the like several 9 & 10 W. 3. and respective Duties, as by the faid Act of the ninth Year of c. 23. His faid late Majesty's Reign, were granted to him during His I Ann. Stat. I. Life, and by the faid Act of the first Year of Her Majesty's
Reign, are continued during Her Majesty's Life, for or upon the Except such as same Goods and Merchandizes respectively, (except such Goods are exempted and other Mechandizes, as by the said Subsidy Acts made in from Payment, the ninth Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, and in the first repealed.
and second Years of Her now Majesty's Reign, or any of them, are exempted from Payment of the said Subsidies thereby granted.)
[See note (a).2 & 3 Ann. c.9. ♡ 1.] Drawbacks, &c. II. And it is hereby enacted, That in all Cases where by the
faid Subsidy Act of the second Year of Her Majesty's Reign, or by any general or particular Clauses therein contained, any Drawbacks or Abatements of the Whole or any Part of the Du. ties thereby granted, or any other Allowances whatsoever, are appointed to be made or given in respect of the Subsidy thereby granted, there shall be in the like Cases respectively the same, or the like Drawbacks and Abatements of the Whole or Part of the Duties by this Act granted, and other Allowances made and
given in respect of the Subfidy hereby imposed; and that the said Duties to be
leveral Subsidies and Duties by this Act payable, during the Tailed according Continuance thereof, and all Arrearages of the fame Shall be raifed, 209 & 10 W. 3. levied, collected, secured and paid by the same Ways, Means C. 23.
and Methods, and under such Penalties and Forfeitures, and subject to such Rules and Directions as in and by the faid Sublidy. Acts of the ninth Year of His faid late Majesty's Reign, and of
the first and second Years of Her now Majesty's Reign, or by 1 Ann. Stat. 1. e. 7.
any general, relative or particular Clauses, or Words therein, or 2 & 3 Ann.c.9.
of them contained, and now in force, are prescribed or appointed, touching or concerning the faid several Subsidies of Tun. nage and Poundage, which were thereby respectively granted as aforesaid; and that so much of the said Subsidy Act of the second Year of Her Majesty's Reign, and such of the Branches and Clauses therein contained, or thereby referred unto, as do con. cern only the Subsidy of Tunnage and Poundage thereby granted, (being one third Part of the Subsidies granted by the said former Acts as aforesaid) and are now in force, shall be used, exercised, put in Practice and observed, in and for the raising, levying, col. lecting and answering the Subsidies and Duties hereby before granted, as fully and effectually as if the fame were again particularly and at large repeated and re-enacted in the Body of this pre
fent A&t. Duty on Currans III. And it is hereby declared and enacted, That the Excepfrom Venice tion contained in the Act of the third Year of Her Majesty's exempted.
Reign, intituled, An Aa for granting to Her Majesty a further 3 & 4 Ann.c.5. Subsidy on Wines and Merchandizes imported, whereby Currans imported in English-built Shipping, navigated according to the