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4. Provided also, that neither this Act nor any thing therein The Pro

fessors not contained shall excuse or be construed to excuse the said

hereby exProfessors or Reader of the Lecture aforesaid or any of cused from them from the payment of first fruits and tenths, or from first fruits, the payment of all dues of what kind soever to the Bishop

tenths,

and other or other Ordinary who before the making this Act had dues, or

from lawfull right to claime the same, or from canonical obedience

canonical to the Bishop or Ordinary of their respective diocesses; but obedience. every such Professor and Reader of the said Lecture shall be obliged to make payment thereof.

13 ANNÆ, Cap. VI; al. 12 ANNÆ, st. 2, c. 6.

An Act for taking away Mortuaries within the dio

ceses of [Wales] .. and for confirming several Letters Patents granted by Her Majesty for perpetually annexing a Prebend of Gloucester to the Mastership of Pembroke College in Oxford and a Prebend of Rochester to the Provostship of Oriel College in Oxford and a Prebend of Norwich to the Mastership of Catherine Hall in Cambridge.

of Letters

8. And whereas Her Majesty has been graciously pleased Recital by her Letters Patents under the Great Seal of Great

Patent, Britain, bearing date at Westminster the eleventh day of 11th Nov. November in the twelfth year of her Reign, to incorporate annexing

12 Anne, Collwell Brickenden Doctor in Divinity the Master of Pem- a Prebend broke College in the University of Oxford, and his suc- cester to cessors Masters of the same College, by the name stile and the Mas

tership of title of Master of Pembroke College in the University of Pembroke Oxford ; and did thereby grant to the said Master and his Oxford"; successors Masters of the same College for their better support and maintenance that Canonship or Prebend in the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Gloucester which should first happen to be void and in the gift of Her Majesty her heirs and successors from and

after the date of the said grant, to have and to hold the said Canonship or Prebend to the said Collwell Brickenden Master of the said College and his successors Masters of the same College of Her Majesty her heirs and successors in pure and perpetual alms for and during his and their respective continuance in the said Mastership, and did thereby likewise unite such Canonship or Prebend as aforesaid to

the said corporation for ever : and of And whereas Her Majesty has been also graciously pleased Letters Patent,

by other her Letters Patents under the Great Seal of Great 14th Jan. Britain, bearing date at Westminster the fourteenth day of annexing January in the twelfth year of her Reign, to incorporate a. Prebend George Carter Doctor in Divinity the Provost of Oriel ter to the College in the University of Oxford, and his successors Provost

Provosts of the same College, by the name stile and title ship of Oriel of Provost of the House of the Blessed Virgin Mary in College, Oxford ;

Oxon commonly called Oriel College of the foundation of Edward the Second some time King of England of famous memory; and did thereby grant to the said Provost and his successors Provosts of the same College for their better support and maintenance that Canonship or Prebend in the Cathedral Church of Christ and of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Rochester which should first happen to be void and in the gift of Her Majesty her heirs and successors from and after the date of the said grant, saving always the right of the Arch-Deacons of the said Church for the time being to one of the said Canonships by virtue of a former grant, to have and to hold the said Canonship or Prebend to the said George Carter Provost of the said College and his successors Provosts of the same College of Her Majesty her heirs and successors in pure and perpetual alms for and during his and their continuance in the said Provostship, and did thereby likewise unite such Canonship

or Prebend as aforesaid to the said corporation for ever: and of

And whereas Her Majesty has been further graciously Letters

pleased by other her Letters Patents under the Great Seal Patent, 26th April of Great Britain, bearing date at Westminster the six and 13 Anne, twentieth day of April in the thirteenth year of her Reign, annexing a Prebend to incorporate Thomas Sherlock Doctor in Divinity Master to the Mas or Warden of St. Katherines College or Hall in the Uni

Cam

versity of Cambridge, and his successors Masters or Wardens tership

of St. Kaof the same College or Hall, by the name stile and title of

tharine's Master or Warden of St. Katherines College or Hall in the College, University of Cambridge; and did thereby grant to the said bridge. Master or Warden and his successors Masters or Wardens of the same College or Hall for their better support and Maintenance that Canonship or Prebend in the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity in Norwich of the foundation of King Edward the Sixth which should first happen to be void and in the gift of Her Majesty her heirs and successors from and after the date of the said grant, to have and to hold the said Canonship or Prebend to the said Thomas Sherlock Master or Warden of the said College or Hall and his successors Masters or Wardens of the same College or Hall of Her Majesty her heirs and successors in pure and perpetual alms for and during his and their continuance in the said Mastership or Wardenship, and did thereby likewise unite such Canonship or Prebend as aforesaid to the said corporation for ever : as by the said several and respective recited Letters Patents (relation being thereunto had) may more fully and at large appear :

Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the The said said several and respective recited Letters Patents and all and Patent singular the clauses articles and things therein respectively confirmed. contained shall be and are hereby ratified and confirmed, and the said several and respective Canonships or Prebends shall be from time to time for ever held and enjoyed according to the true intent and meaning of the several and respective Letters Patents above recited.

13 Anxx, Cap. XIII; al. 12 ANNE, st. 2, c. 14.

An Act for rendring more effectual an Act made

in the third year of the Reign of King James the First intituled An Act to prevent and avoid dangers which may grow by Popish Recusants, and also of one other Act made in the first year of the Reign of their late Majesties King William and Queen Mary intituled An Act to vest in the two Universities the Presentations of Benefices belonging to Papists, and for vesting in the Lords of Justiciary power to inflict the same punishments against Jesuits Priests and other trafficking Papists which the Privy Council of Scotland was impowered to do by an Act passed in the Parliament of Scotland intituled Act for preventing the growth of Popery.

FOR

The Acts TOR as much as by an Act of Parliament made in the 3 Jac. I,

third year of the Reign of King James the First c. 5, and I W. & M. intituled an Act to prevent and avoid dangers which may c. 26, s. 2, disabling" grow by Popish Recusants, and also one other Act made in Popish the first year of the Reign of their late Majesties King Recusants convict to William and Queen Mary intituled An Act to vest in the present to two Universities the Presentations of Benefices belonging to Benefices, are ineffec. Papists, the presentation nomination collation and donation tual.

of and to benefices prebends or ecclesiastical livings schools hospitals and donatives belonging to Popish Recusants and other persons thereby disabled to present collate or nominate are given to the two Universities; but they are so given only where such persons are and stand convicted by such ways and means as in the said recited Acts are mentioned and provided; which Acts do nevertheless prove ineffectual for such purposes, by reason such patrons are not convicted, or not in such manner as the said Acts do direct and appoint: therefore for making the said laws more effectual, and for the speedier and easier vesting the presentations to such benefices in the two

entitled

Universities according to the intention of the said laws, be it enacted by the Queens most excellent Majesty 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 every Papist or person making Papists,

and persons profession of the Popish religion, and every child not being a Protestant under the age of one and twenty years of every by or for such Papist or person professing the Popish religion, and abled to every mortgagee trustee or person any ways intrusted di- present to

Benefices rectly or indirectly mediately or immediately by or for any &c. such Papist or person making profession of the Popish religion or such child as aforesaid, whether such trust be declared by writing or not, shall, from and after the tenth day of July which shall be in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fourteen, be disabled and is hereby made incapable to present collate or nominate to any benefice prebend or ecclesiastical living school hospital or donative, or to grant any avoidance of any benefice prebend or ecclesiastical living; and that every such presentation collation nomination and Their pre

sentations grant, and every admission institution and induction to be made thereupon, shall be utterly void and of no effect to all intents constructions and purposes whatsoever; and that in In such every such case the Chancellor and Scholars of the University Univers of Oxford and the Chancellor and Scholars of the University sities of

Oxford and of Cambridge, by what name or names soever they or either

Cambridge of them are incorporated, shall respectively have the presenta- to present. tion nomination collation and donation of and to every such benefice prebend or ecclesiastical living school hospital and donative set lying and being in the respective counties cities and other places and limits in the said Act of the third year of King James mentioned, as in and by the said Act is directed and appointed in the case of a Popish Recusant convict.

2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, If a prethat from and after the said tenth day of July, when and sentation as often as any presentation to any benefice or ecclesiastical a reputed living shall be brought to any Archbishop Bishop or other ted Papist, Ordinary from any person who shall be reputed to be, or the Ordiwhom such Archbishop Bishop or other Ordinary shall have tender to cause to suspect to be, a Papist or trustee of any person

him the

Declaramaking profession of the Popish religion or suspected to be tion in

void.

or suspec

nary shall

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