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XXI. And that also all and every such person and persons so refusing to take the said oath, (hall immediately after such refusal, be from thenceforth, during his life, disabled to retain or exercise any office or other promotion which he at the time of such refusal hath jointly, ot in common, with any other person or persons.

XXII. And that all arid every person and persons, that as any time hereafter (hall be preferred, promoted or collated to any archbistloprick or bistioprick, or to any other spiritual or ecclesiastical benefice, promotion, dignity, office or ministry; or that shall be by your Highness, your heirs or successors, preferred or promoted to any temporal or lay office, ministry or service within this realm, or in any your Highness dominions, before he or they shall take upori him or them to receive, use, exercise, supply, or Occupy any such archbistloprick, bishoprick, promotionj dignity, office, ministry or service, shall likewise

'make, take, and receive the said corporal oath before mentioned, upon the evangelist, before such persons as have or shall have authority to admit any such person to any such office, ministry or service, or else before such person or persons as by your Highness, your heirs Or successors, by commission under the great seal of England, (hall be narhed, assigned or appointed to minister the said oath.

XXIII. And that it may likewise be further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any such person or persons, as at any time hereafter (hall be promoted, preferred or collated to any such promotion spiritual or ecclesiastical, benefice, office or ministry, or that by your Highness, your heirs orsucceslbrsjslial/ be promoted or preferred to any temporal or lay officej mihistry or service, (hall and do peremptorily and obstinately refuse to take the same oath so to him to be offered; that then he or they so refusing shall presently be judged disabled in the law to receive, take or have the same promotion spiritual or ecclesiastical, or the same temporal office, ministry or service within this realm, or any other your Highness dominions, to all intents, constructions and purposes.

He that sueth XXIV. And that it may be further enacted by the authority livery orouftre aforesaid, That all and every person and persons temporal, fuse mame. jng ]ivery or ouflre \e maim out of the hands of your Highness, your heirs or successors, before his or their livery or ouHe that doeth fter h maine sued forth and allowed, (2) and every temporal homage to the person or persons doing any homage to your Highness, your Queen, heirs or successors, or that shall be received into service with be6reived your Highnese> your heirs or successors* (3) shall make, take into the aud receive the said corporal oath before mentioned, before Queen's ser- the lord chancellor of England, or the lord keeper of the vice. great seal for the time being, or before such person or persons

as by your Highness, your heirs or successors, stiall be named

and appointed to accept or receive the fame. Hethattaketfa XXy And that also a]1 and every person and persons taking

He thattaketh orders, and all and every other person and persons which degrees in any (hall be promoted or preferred to any degree of learning in any university. univeruniversity within this your realm or dominions, before he mall receive or take any such orders, or be preferred to any such degree of learning, stiall make take and receive the said oath by this act set forth and declared as is aforesaid, before his or their ordinary, commissary, chancellor or vicechancellor, or their sufficient deputies in the said university.

XXVI. Provided always, and that it may be further enacted He that hath by the authority aforesaid, That if any person, having any estate e?ate . mhe" or inheritance in any temporal office or offices, shall hereafter " mporal ofobslinately and peremptorily refuse to accept and take the said fie?, first reoath as is aforesaid, and after at any time during his life shall smith, ami willingly require to take and receive the said oath, and so do take l{jen ta£etil and accept the same oath before any person or persons that shall1 e oat" have lawful authority to minister the same ; that then every such

person, immediately after he hath so received the said oath, shall be veiled, judged and deemed in like estate and possession of the said office, as he was before the said refusal, and shall and may use and exercise the said office in such manner and form as he should or might have done before such refusal; any thing in this act contained to the contrary in any wife notwithstanding.

XXVII. And for the more sure observation of this act, and the utter extinguishment of all foreign and usurped power and authority; (2) may it please your Highness, that it may be further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any person or persons dwelling or inhabiting within this your realm, or in any other your Highness realms or dominions, of what estate, dignity or degree soever he or they be, after the end of thirty days next after the determination of this session of this present parliament, shall by writing, printing, teaching, preaching, express words, deed or act, advisedly, maliciously and directly affirm, hold, stand with, set forth, maintain or defend, the authority, preheminence, power or jurisdiction, spiritual or ecclesiastical, of any foreign prince, prelate, person, state or potentate whatsoever, heretofore claimed, used or usurped within this realm, or any dominion or country being within or under the power, dominion orobeysance of your Highness ; (3) or shall advisedly, malicioufly and directly put in ure or execute any thing for the extolling, advancement, setting forth, maintenance or defence of any such pretended or usurped jurisdiction, power, preheminence and authority, or any part thereof; (4) that then every The penalty such person and persons so doing and offending, their abettors, of the mainaiders, procurers and counsellors, being thereof lawfully convic- tcnance °f fated and attainted, according to the due order and course of the ^fty" EUt °" common laws of this realm, for his or their first offence shall jjyer 3<;3. forfeit and lose unto your Highness, your heirs 'and successors,

all his and their goods and chattels, as well real as personal.

XXVIII. And if any such person so convicted or attainted The forfeiture shall not have or be worth of his proper goods and chattels to for. the first ofthe value of twenty pounds, at the time of his conviction or *ence> attainder, that then every such person so convicted or attainted,

over and besides the forfeiture of all his said goods and chattels, Vol. VI. I shall shall have and suffer imprisonment by the space of one whole year, without bail or mainprise.

XXIX. And that also all and every the benefices, prebends and other ecclesiastical promotions and dignities whatsoever, of every spiritual person so offending, and being attainted, shall immediately after such attainder be utterly void to all intents and purposes, as though the incumbent thereof were dead; (2) and that the patron and donor of every such benefice, prebend, spiritual promotion and dignity, shall and may lawfully present unto the same, or give the same, in such manner and form as if Forfeiture of the said incumbent were dead; (3) and if any such offender or fenceeCOnd offenders, after such conviction or attainder, do eftsoons commit or do the said offences, or any of them, in manner and form aforesaid, and be thereof dulyconvicted and attainted, as is aforesaid; that then every such offender and offenders shall for the same secondoffence incur into the dangers, penalties and forfeitures ordained and provided by the statute of provision and 16 R. z. c. 5. Pramunire, made in the sixteenth year of the reign of King

Richard the Second. The penalty XXX. And if any such offender or offenders, at any time afoffe'nce^"^ ter ^ ^ ^econ^ conviction and attainder, do the third time commit and do the said offences, or any of them, in manner and form aforesaid, and be thereof duly convicted and attainted, as is aforesaid; that then every such offence or offences shall be deemed and adjudged high treason, and that the offender or offenders therein, being thereof lawfully convicted and attainted, according to the laws of this realm, shall suffer pains of death, and other penalties, forfeitures and losses, as in cafes of high treason by the laws of this realm. Within what XXXI. And also that it may likewise please your Highness, time an of- that it may be enacted by the authority aforesaid, That no mansender shall be ner of person or persons lhall be molested or impeached for any impeached. 0f ^ 0ffences so committed or perpetrated only by preaching, teaching or words, unless he or they be thereof lawfully indicted within the space of one half year next after his or their offences so committed: (2) and in cafe any person or persons shall fortune to be imprisoned for any of the said offences committed by preaching, teaching, or words only, and be not thereof indicted, within the space of one half year next after his or their such of' fence so committed and done; that then the said person so imprisoned shall be set at liberty, and be no longer detained in prison for any such cause or offence, touchrattie XXXIL Provided always and be it enacted by the authority P°æmunire.in aforesaid, That this act, or any thing therein contained, shall i&zPh. & M. not in any wise extend to repeal any clause, matter or sentence c. 8. s. 40. do contained or specified in the said act of repeal made in the said

force!1116 m first and second years of the reiSns of the faid late KinS Philip and Queen Mary, as doth in any wise touch or concern any

matter or cause of Pramunire, or that doth make or ordain any

matter or cause to be 'within the case of Pramunire; (2) but

that the same, for so much only as toucheth or concerneth any

. . cafe, case, or matter of Prœmuttire, (hall stand and remain in such force and effect, as the fame was before the making of this act; any thing in this act contained to the contrary in any wife notwithstanding.

XXXIII. Provided also, and be it enacted by the authority Offences cornaforesaid, That this act, or any thing therein contained, stiall mitted againft not in any wife extend or be prejudicial to any person or persons %tlljes refor any offence or offences committed or done, or hereafter to vl

be committed or done, contrary to the tenor and effect of any act or statute now revived by this act, before the end of thirty days next after the end of the session of this present parliament; any thing in this act contained, or any other matter or cause to the contrary notwithstanding.

XXXIV. And if it happen that any peer of this realm shall Trial of peers, fortune to be indicted of and for any offence that is revived or

made Prœmunire or treason by this act; that then he so being indicted shall have his trial by his peers, in such like manner and form as in other cafes of treason hath been used.

XXXV. Provided always, and be it enacted as is aforesaid^ No matter 0f That no manner of order, act or determination for any matter religion, &c. of religion, or cause ecclesiastical, had or made by the authority made by this of this present parliament, shall be accepted, deemed, interpreted parliament or adjudged at any time hereafter, to be any error, heresy, schism judged error or schismatical opinion; any order, decree, sentence, constitution heresy, or' or law, whatsoever the same be, to the contrary notwithstanding, sehisin.

XXXVI. Provided always, and be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That such person or persons to whom your High- Commissionness, your heirs or successors, shall hereafter by letters patents* e" may adunder the great seal of England, give authority to have or exe- [j^6 cute anyjurisdiction, power or authority spiritual, or to visit, re- herery asare form, order or correct any errors, heresies, schisms, abuses or so declared enormities by virtue of this act, shall not in any wife have au- by the scripthority or power to order, determine or adjudge any matter or g'Sfr cause to be heresy, but only such as heretofore have been de- neral councils termined, ordered or adjudged to be heresy, by the authority or the parlia-' of the canonical scriptures, or by the first four general councils, ment, with the or any of them, or by any other general council wherein the TMHa?c.at« "p fame was declared heresy by the express and plain words of the * 4.04!S '" said canonical scriptures, or such as hereafter shall be ordered,

judged or determined to be heresy by the high' court of parliament of this realm, with the assent of the clergy in their convocation; any thing in this act contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

XXXVII. And be it further enacted by the authority afore-.N°?e (hall be said. That no person or persons (hall be hereafter indicted or Jafgn^ butby arraigned for any of the offences made, ordained, revived or ad- two witnesses, judged by this act, unless there be two sisfficient witnesses or

more, to testify and declare the said offences whereof he shall be indicted or arraigned: (2) and that the said witnesses, or so many of them as shall be living and within this realm at the time of the arraignment of such person so indicted, shall be brought forth in person face to face before the party so arraigned,

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and there (hall testify and declare what they can say against the .party so arraigned, if he require the same. A proviso for XXXVIII. Provided also, and be it further enacted by the relleftoo?"* authority aforesaid, That if any person or persons shall hereafter fenders. " happen to give any relief, aid or comfort, or in any wife be aiding, helping or comforting to the person or persons of any that shall hereafter happen to be an offender in any matter or cafe of Presmunire or treason revived or made by this act; that then such relief, aid or comfort given shall not be judged or taken to be any offence, unless there be two sufficient witnesses at the least, that can and will openly testify and declare that the person or persons that so gave such relief, aid or comfort had notice and knowledge of such offence committed and done by the said offender, at the time of such relief, aid or comfort so to him given or ministred ; any thing in this act contained, or any other matter or cause to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.

XXXIX. And where one pretended sentence hath heretofore been given in the consistory in Paul's before certain judges delegate, by the authority legantine of the late cardinal Poole, by reason of a foreign a ^eaTtcfthe ufurPe^ Power an^ authority, against Richard Chetwood esq; and courtofRome. Agnes his wife, by the name of Agnes Woodhall, at the suit of 'Charles Tyrril gentleman, in a cause of matrimony solemnized between the said Richard and Agnes, as by the fame pretended sentence more plainly doth appear, from which sentence the said Richard and Agnes have appealed-to the court of Rome, which appeal doth there remain, andyet is not determined:

XL. May it therefore please your Highness, that it may be enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if sentence in the said appeal shall happen to be given at the said court of Rome for and in the behalf of the said Richard and Agnes, for the reversing of the said pretenced sentence, before the end of threescore days next after the end of this session of this present parliament, that then the same shall be adjudged and taken to be good and effectual in the law, and shall and may be used, pleaded and allowed in any court ot place within this realm; any thing in this act, or in any other act or statute contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

XLI. And if no sentence fliall be given at the court of Rome in the said appeal for the reversing of the said pretenced sentence before the end of the said threescore days, that then it lhall and may be lawful for the said Richard and Agnes, and either of them, at any time hereafter, to commence, take, sue and prosecute their said appeal from the said pretenced sentence, and for the reversing of the said pretenced sentence, within this realm, in such like manner and form as was used to be pursued, or might have been pursued within this realm, at any time since the twenty-fourth year of the reign of the said late King Henry the Eighth, upon any sentences given in the court or courts of any archbishop within this realm.

XLII. And that such appeal as so hereafter shall be taken or pursued by the said Richard ChetwoodnadAgnes, or either of them,

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