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ters, attending daily in their honourable households, during so long as they shall attend in any of their households ; nor to any Chaplain of any Archbishop or Bishop, or of any spiritual or temporal Lords of the Parliament, daily attending, abiding, and remaining in any of their honourable households ; nor to any Chaplain of any Dutchess, Marchioness, Countess, Viscountess, or Baroness, attending daily and abiding in any of their ho nourable households; nor to any Chaplain of the Lord Chancellor or Treasurer of England, the King's Chanberlain, or Steward of his household for the time being, the Treasurer and Comptroller of the King's most honourable household for the time being, attending daily in any of their honourable households; nor to any Chaplain of any of the Knights of the honourable Order of the Garter, or of the Chief Justice of the King's Bench, Warden of the Ports, or also of the Master of the Rolls'; nor to any Chaplain of the King's Secretary and Dean of the Chapel, Amner for the time being, daily attending and dwelling in any of their households, during the time that any such Chaplain or Chaplains shall abide and dwell, without fraud or covin, in any of the said honourable households; nor to the Master of the Rolls, or Dean of the Arches, nor to any Chancellor or Commiffary of any Archbishop or Bishop; nor to as many of the twelve Masters of the Chancery, and twelve Advocates of the Arches, as be, or hereafter shall be, spiritual men, during so long time as they thall occupy their faid rooms and offices: nor to any such fpiritual persons as thail happen, by injunction of the Lord Chancellor, or the King's Council, to be bound to any daily appearance and attendance to answer to the law, during the time of such injunction.
25 Hen. VIII. Cap. xvi. An Act that every Judge of the High Courts may have one
Chaplain beneficed with Cure. WHE
THERE in the Parliament holden at Westminster in
the twenty-first year of the reign of our Sovereigii Lord King Henry the Eighth, it was among other things ordained and provided, That certain honourable perfons, as vell fpiritual as temporal, shall have Chaplains beneficed with cure to serve them in their honourable
houses, houses, which Chaplains shall not incur the danger of any penalty or forfeiture, made or declared in the same Parliament, for non-residence upon their said benefices, or for obtaining licences for dispensations of pluralities : in the which Ad no provision was made for any of the King's Judges of his high Courts, commonly called the King's Bench, and the Common Pleas, except only for the Chief Judge of the King's Bench, nor for the Chancellor, nor the Chief Baron of the King's Exchequer, nor for any other inferior persons, being of the King's most honourable Council, as by the said Act may appear,
2. Wherefore it is ordained and enacted by authority of this present Parliament, That as well every Judge of the faid bigh Courts, and every of the Chancellor and Chief Baron of the said Exchequer, the King's General Attorney, and General Solicitor, which for the time is, be, or shall be ; fhall and may from henceforth at his liberty retain, and have singularly to every of them in his house, or attendant to his person, one Chaplain, having one benefice with cure of fouls, which may be abfent from his said benefice, and not resident upon the fame; the faid Statute made in the said one and twentieth year, or any other Statute, Act, or Ordinance, made to the contrary, in any wise notwithstanding, .
28 Hen. VIII. Cap. xiii. Sect. 2, 3, 5.
Limitation of the Exemption granted to Members of the
Universities by 21 Hen. VIII.
Lord, with the affent of the Lords fpiritual and temporal, and the Commons in this present Parliament affembled, That all and fingular spiritual person and persons, which now be, or hereafter shall be, to any benefice or benefices promoted as is aforefaid, being above the age of forty years, (the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor,
Commiffary of the said Universities, or any of them, Wardens, Deans, Provosts, Presidents, Rectors, Masters, Principals, and other head Rulers of colleges, halls, and other houses or places corporate within the said UniverGties, or any of them, Doctors of the Chair, Readers of Divinity in the common Schools of Divinity in any of the said Universities, only excepted,) shall be resident and abiding at and upon one of their said benefices, according to the intent and true meaning of the said former Act, upon such pain and penalties as be contained in the said former A&t, made and appointed for such beneficed perfons for their non-residence. And that none of the said beneficed persons, being above the age aforesaid, except before except, shall from henceforth be excused of their non-residence upon the said benefices, for that they be students or refiant within the said Universities, or any of them; any proviso, or any other clause or sentence specified or contained in the said former Act of non-refidence, or any other thing or things to the contrary hereof in ány wise notwithstanding.
3. And over this be it enacted by the authority aforefaid, That all and singular such beneficed persons, being under the age of forty years, resiant and abiding within the said Universities, or any of them, shall not enjoy the privilege and liberty of non-residence, contained in the proviso of the said former Act, made for the Scholars and Students of the said Universities, or any of them, unless he or they be present at the ordinary Lecture and Lectures, as well at home in their houses, as in the common School or Schools ; and in their proper person keep sophisms, pro, blems, disputations, and other exercises of learning, and be opponent and respondent in the same, according to the ordinances and statutes of either of the said Universities, where he or they shall be so abiding or refiant; any thing contained in the said proviso or former Act to the contrary notwithstanding.
5. Provided alway, That this Act, nor any thing therein contained, shall extend to any person or persons, which now is, or hereafter shall be, Readers of any public or common Lecture in Divinity, Law Civil, Phyfic, Philosophy, Humanity, or any of the liberal sciences, or public or common Interpreters, or Teachers of the Hebrew tongue, Chaldee, or Greek, in whatsoever College or place of any of the said Universities, the said persons for the time being shall read the said common or public Lectures : nor yet to any person or persons after or above the age of forty years, which shall resort to any of the faid Universities, to proceed Doctors in Divinity, Law Civil, or Physic, for the time of their faid proceedings, and executing of such Sermons, Disputations, or Lectures, which they be bound by the Statutes of the Uni. versities there to do for the faid degrees fo obtained.
33 Hen. VIII. Cap. xxviii.
An A&t for the Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster, and
others, to have Chaplains. TO the King our Sovereign Lord. Where in the Par
liament holden at Westminster, in the one and twentieth year of your nioft gracious reign, it was amongst other things ordained and provided, That certain honourable persons, and other of your Highness' counsellors and officers, as well spiritual as temporal, should and might have Chaplains beneficed with cure, to serve and attend upon them in their houses, which Chaplains should not incur the danger of any penalty or forfeiture made or declared in the fame Parliament, for non-residence upon their faid benefices, or for obtaining licences or dispensations of pluralities : in which Act is no provision made for any the head officers of your Grace's leveral Courts of your Dutchy of Lancaster, the Courts of Augmentations of the Revenues of your Highness's Crown, the First-Fruits and Tenths, the Master of your Majesty's Wards and Liveries, the general Surveyors of your Grace's lands, and other your Grace's Courts :
In consideration whereof, it may please your Majesty, that it may be enacted by your Highness, with the affent of the Lords spiritual and temporal, and the Commons in this present. Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the Chancellor of the said Court of the Dutchy of Lancaster, the Chancellor of your Highness' Court of Augmentations, the Chancellor of your Grace's Court of Firit-Fruits and Tenths, the Master of your Highness' Wards and Liveries, and every of your Grace's geperal Surveyors of your Highness' lands, the Treasurer of your Grace's Chamber, the Treasurer of your Highness' Court of Augmentations, and the Groom of your Grace's Stole, and every of them for the time being, shall and may retain singularly to every of them in his house, or attendant unto his person, one Chaplain having one benefice with cure of fouls, which may be absent from the said benefice, and non-refidenț upon the same; the said Estatute made in the said twenty-first year of your most gracious reign, or any other Estatute, Ad, or Ordinance made to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.
Provided alway, and be it enacted by authority aforesaid, That every of the said Chaplains to being beneficed as aforesaid, and dwelling with any the officers aforenamed, shall personally repair two times in every year at the least to his said benefice and cure, and there to tarry and abide by the space of eight days at every such time, at the least, to visit and instruct his said cure ; upon the pain to forfeit, for every time so failing, forty thillings; the one moiety thereof to the King our Sovereign Lord, the other to such as will sue for the same by action of debt, bill, plaint, or information, in any of the King's Courts of Record, in which suit no effoin, protection, or wager of law shall be allowed.
43 Geo. III. Cap. Ixxxiv. An AE to amend the Laws relating to Spiritual Persons
bolding of Farms; and for enforcing the Residence of Spi
ritual Persons on their Benefices, in England. WHER WHEREAS many of the provisions of an Act, made
in the twenty-first year of the reign of his Majesty King Henry the Eighth, intituled, Spiritual Persons abridged from having Pluralities of Livings, and from taking of Ferms, &c. and other the laws now in force relating to spiritual persons residing on their benefices, have been found inconvenient; and it is expedient that certain of the provisions of the said Act 1:ould be repealed, and that other provisions should be made in lieu thereof; and that the faid Act and laws aforesaid should be amended, and more effectual provisions made for enforcing the refidence of spiritual persons on their benefices, and protecting spiritual persons from vexatious prosecutions : May it therefore pleate your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the King's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and content of the Lords fpiritua and temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the fame, That, from and after the palling of this Act, every spiritual person, who shall before the passing of this Act have incurred any pecuniary penalty or penalties, or any forfeiture or forfeitures, under the said recited Act, for or in respect of non-residence or farming of lands, and against whom no action, lnit, bill, plaint, or information, thall have been brought, in respect thereof, under the said Act, shall be, and is hereby indemnified, freed, and discharged from the