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[ocr errors] tbe form before appointed: And. That all and every such, person, who shall (without fome lawsulimpediment, to be allowed and approved by the Ordinary of the place) negle&t or refuse to do the same within the time aforesaid, or (in cale of fuch Impediment) within one month after such Impediment removed shalt ipfo faciq be deprived of all his.said. Ecclefiaftical Benefices and Promo. tions; and That from thenceforth, it shall and mùay be lawful to; and for all Patrons, and Do. nors, of all and fingular the laid Ecclefiaftical Benefices and Promotions, or any of them (according to their respective Rights and Titles) to present, or collate to the same, as though the person or persons - fo offending, or negle&ting, were dead. 79

And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesáid, That' in all places, where the proper Incumbent of any Parfonage, or Vicarage, or Benefice with Cure doth reside on his Living, and keep:a Curate, the Incumbent: himself in perfon (not baving fome lawful Impediment, to i be allowed by the Ordinary of the piace) Thall once (at the least) in every monthr openly and prablickly, read the Common prayers and Service, in and by the faid Book pretcribed, and pif there be Occasion) adminifter each of the Sacraments and other Rites, of the Church, in the Parish Church or Chapel, of, or belonging to the fame Parfo, nage, Vicarage, or Benefice, in fuch order, mans ner and form, as in, and by the faid Book isjape pointed, upon pain to forfeit che sum of Five

pounds the party

pounds to the use of the poor of the Parish for every offence, upon convi&ion by confession, or proof of two credible Witnesses upon oath, bę. fore two Justices of the Peace of the County, City, or Town-Corporate where the offence fhall be committed, (which Oath the faid Justices are hereby impowered to adminifter) and in default of payment within ten days, to be levied by distress, and sale of the goods and chattels of the Offender, by the Warrant of the said Justices, by the Church-wardens, or Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish, rendering the surplusage to

And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That every Dean, Canon, and Prebendary of every Cathedral, or Collegiate Church, and all Masters, and other Heads, Fellows, Chaplains, and Tutors of, or in any College, Houle of Learning, or Hospital, and every publick Profeffor, and Reader in either of the Uni. versities, and in every College elsewhere, and every Parson, Vicar, Curate, Lecturer, and every other person in holy Orders, and every Schoolmaster keeping any publick, or private School, and every person Instructing, or Teaching any youth in any house or private family as a Tutor, or School-malter, who upon ihe First day of May, which shall be in the year of our Lord God, One thousand lix hundred fixty-two, or at any time thereafter shall be incumbent, or have poffeffion of any. Deanry, Canonry, , Prebend, Mastership, 'Headship, Fellowship, Profefforts


place, or Reader's place, Pársonage, Vicarage, for any other Ecclesiastical Dignity or. Promótion, or of ariy Curate's place, Lecture, or School; or shall instru& or teach any youth as Tutor, or Schoolmaster, shall before the Feast-day of St. Bartholomew, which shall be in the year of our Lord One thousand fix hundred fixty twó, or at or before his or their respective admission to be Incumbent, or have poflellion aforesaid, subscribe the Declaration or Acknowledgment following, Scilicet.

on any pretence whaifoever, to take Arms against the King, and that I do abhor that trai.. terous Position of taking Arms, by His Autho. rity, ageinst His Person, or against those that

are commissionated by Him; and that I will “ conform to the Liturgy of the Church of Eng. “ Jand, as it is now by Law eltablished. And I 6. do declare that I do hold, there lies no Obli

gation upon me, or on any other perfon, from " the Oath, commonly called the Solemn League " and Covenant, to endeavour any change or al"teration of Government, either in Church or « State; and that the same was in itlelf an un. “ lawful Oath; and imposed upon the Subjects " of this Realm against the known Laws and “ Liberties of this Kingdom."

Which said Declaration and Acknowledgment thall be fubscribed by every of the said Masters


and other Heads, Fellows, Chaplains, and Tulors of, or in any College, Hall, or House of Learning, and by every publick Professor and Reader in either of the Universities, before the Vicechancellor of the respective Universities for the time being, or his Deputy; And the said Declaration, or Acknowledgment shall be fubfcribed before the respective Archbishop, Bishop, or Oro dinary of the Diocese, by every other person hereby enjoined to subscribe the fame, upon pain, that all and every of the persons aforesaid, failing in such subscription, fhall lose and forfeit kuch respective Deanry, Canonry, Prebend, Maftership, Headship, Fellowship, Professor's place, Reader's place, Parsonage, Vicarage, Ecclesiadical Dignity or, Promotion, Curate's place, Lecure, and School, and Thall be utterly disabled, and ipfo facto deprived of the same; and ihat every fueh respective Deanry, Canonry, Prebend, Maftership, Headship, Fellowship, Profeffor's place, Reader's place, Parsonage, Vicarage, Ecclefiaftical Dignity, or Promotion, Curate's place, Lecture and School fhall be void, as if such per- .. fon so failing were naturally dead.

And if any School-master or other person, infructing or teaching. Youth in any private Houfe or Family, as a Tutor or School-master, shall Instruct or Teach any Youth as a Tutor or School-master, before Licence obiained from his respective Archbishop, Bishop, or Ordinary of che Diocese, according to the Laws and Statutes of this Realm (for which he shall

pence P


pay twelve

only) and before such fubscription and acknowledgment made as aforefaid; Then every fuch School-master and other, Instructing and Teaching as aforefaid, shall for the first offence suffer three months Imprifonment; without Bail or Mainprize; and for every second and other fuch offence fhall suffer three months Imprisonment without Bail or Mainprize, and also forfeit to His Majesty the sum of five pounds.

And after sach subscription made, every such Parson, Vicar, Curate, and Leêturer shall procure a certificate under the Hand and Seal of the refpe&ive Archbishop, Bishop, or Ordinary of the Diocese, (who are hereby enjoined and required upon demand to make and deliver the lame) and shall publickly and openly read the fame, together with the Declaration, or Acknowledgment aforefaid, upon fome Lord's day within three months next following, in his ParishChurch where he is to officiate, in the presence of the Congregation there assembled, in the time of Divine Service; upon pain that every person failing therein thall tole fuch Parsonage, Vicarage, or Benefice, Curate's place, or Lecturer's place respectively, and shall be utterly disabled, and ipfo fatto deprived of the fame; And that the laid Parfonage, Vicarage, or Benefice, Curaie's place, or Lecturer's place shall be void, as if he were naturally dead.

Provided always, that from and after the Twenty-fifth day of March, which shall be in the year of our Lord God, One thoufand fix hundred

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