LAWS IN IRELAND FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF POPERY
commonly known as the
PENAL LAWS


Statutes in Chronological Order

 

1. THE REIGNS OF QUEEN ELIZABETH, WILLIAM AND MARY, and KING WILLIAM III


English Statute 1 Eliz c.1 (1558 ):
OATH OF SUPREMACY
I, A. B., do utterly testify and declare in my conscience, that the Queen's highness is the only supreme governor of this realm, and of all other her Highness dominions and countries, as well in all spiritual or ecclesiastical things or causes, as temporal, and that no foreign prince, person, prelate, state or potentate, hath, or ought to have any jurisdiction, power, superiority, preheminence, or authority ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm; and therefore I do utterly renounce and forsake all foreign jurisdictions, powers, superiorities, and authorities, and do promise that from henceforth I shall bear faith and true allegiance to the Queen's Highness, her heirs and lawful successors, and to my power shall assist and defend all jurisdictions, preheminences, privileges and authorities granted or belonging to the Queen's Highness, her heirs and successors, or united and annexed to the imperial crown of this realm. So help me God, and by the contents of this book.'
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English Statute 3 Will & Mary c.2 (1691):
An Act for the Abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland and Appointing other Oaths
Sec.1- 3 . No person residing in Ireland shall be obliged to take the oath of supremacy of 1 Eliz. Ch 1, but the oaths appointed to be taken by this present act shall be taken by those persons who were required by the said act, or any other statute made in Ireland, to take the abrogated oath. That is to say: all bishops and archbishops of Ireland, all persons above the degree of baron, all persons in Ireland having any employment or office ecclesiastical, civil or military, the head and fellows of the University of Dublin, master of any hospital or school, barrister, clerk in chancery, attorney, and professor of Law, Physick or other science. All prior acts, to the extent that they required the oath of supremacy, are repealed.
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English Statute 3 & 4 Will and Mary c.2 (1691):
An Act for the Abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland and Appointing other Oaths
Sec. 4. Every person that shall become a barrister at law, attorney, clerk, or other officer of the court in Ireland shall take the oaths of allegiance and abhorrence, and make the declaration against transubstantiation in open court between nine and twelve in the forenoon, and said fact shall be recorded, before he shall be admitted to practice.
And all persons that shall be admitted into any office or employment, ecclesiastical or civil, who should have taken the oaths required by 1 Eliz. c. 1, shall take the said oaths and make said declaration.
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English Statute 3 Will & Mary c.2 (1691):
An Act for the Abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland and Appointing other Oaths
Sec. 5-6. And for as much as great disquiet and many dangerous attempts have been made to deprive their Majesties of the said Realme of Ireland by the liberty which the Popish Recusants there have had to sit and vote in Parliament, no peer of that realm shall vote in the house of peers, nor shall any member of the house of commons vote or sit during any debate until he take said oaths and make the following declaration against transubstantiation.
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English Statute 3 Will & Mary, c.2 (1691)
An Act for the Abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland and Appointing other Oaths
DECLARATION AGAINST TRANSUBSTANTIATION
Sec. 5-6 cont.
I, A.B., do solemnly and sincerely, in the presence of God, profess, testify, and declare, that I do believe that in the sacrament of the Lord's Supper there is not any transubstantiation of the elements of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ at or after the consecration thereof by any person whatsoever, and that the invocation or adoration of the virgin Mary or any other saint, and the sacrifice of the mass, as they are now used in the church of Rome, are superstitious and idolatrous.
And I do solemnly in the presence of God, profess, testify, and declare, that I do make this declaration, and every part thereof, in the plain and ordinary sense of the words read unto me, as they are commonly understood by English Protestants, without any evasion, equivocation, or mental reservation whatsoever, and without any dispensation already granted me for this purpose by the pope, or any other authority or person whatsoever, or without any hope of any such dispensation from any person or authority whatsoever, or without thinking that I am or can be acquitted before God or man, or absolved of this declaration, or any part thereof, although the pope or any other person or persons or power whatsoever, should dispense with or annul the same, or declare that it was null and void from the beginning.
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English Statute 3 Will & Mary c.2 (1691):
An Act for the Abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland and Appointing other Oaths
Sec7 If any peer of Ireland or member of the house of commons, or barrister, attorney, clerk, etc. shall offend contrary to this act, he shall be disabled to hold any office or place of trust or profit, ecclesiastical, civil, or military, sit or vote in Parliament, sue in court, be guardian to any child, or executor of any person, or capable of any legacy or gift, and shall forfeit 500 pounds to be recoverable by any informer who will sue for the same.
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English Statute 3 Will & Mary, c.2 1691)
An Act for the Abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland and Appointing other Oaths
Sec. 8. The oaths to be taken are:
OATH OF ALLEGIANCE
I, A.B. do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to their Majesties King William and Queen Mary, So help me God.
OATH OF ABHORRENCE
I, A.B., do swear, that I do from my heart abhor, detest, and abjure as impious and heretical, that damnable doctrine and position, that princes excommunicated or deprived by the pope or any authority of the See of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their subjects, or any other person whatsoever, and I do declare, that no foreign prince, prelate, state, or potentate, hath or ought to have any jurisdiction, power, superiority, pre-eminence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm.
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English Statute 3 Will & Mary, c. 2 (1691) :
An Act for the Abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland and Appointing other Oaths
Secs. 9. Persons may take the oaths in England, instead of in Ireland, and it will be effectuall.
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English Statute 3 Will & Mary, c.2 (1691)
An Act for the Abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland and Appointing other Oaths
Secs. 11-13. Nothing in this Act shall limit the right of any person covered by the Articles of Limerick who has since returned and submitted to their Majesties' obedience, to practise his profession of barrister, clerk in chancery, attorney, or practicer in Law or Physick, provided such person make his claim before the Court of Kings Bench in Ireland on or before the last day of Michaelmas term next, and such claim be allowed and recorded. Provided nevertheless, if such person practises his calling before he takes the oath to be faithful and bear true allegiance to their Majesties and records the same, he shall forfeit 500 pounds to the informer and be judged incapable of ever exercising said profession.
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English Statute 3 Will & Mary, c.2 (1691)
An Act for the Abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland and Appointing other Oaths
Sec. 14. It shall be lawful for 2 justices of the peace (one of the quorum) to direct their warrant to any constable to summon any person of the age of 18 years or upwards, to appear before such justices to take the oath before mentioned to be faithful to their Majesties. A person not appearing, or refusing to take the oath shall be committed to gaol for 3 months, or pay a fine not exceeding 40 shillings. After 3 months, the offender may be summoned to take the oath again, on pain of 6 months imprisonment in the common gaol, unless he shall pay a sum, not exceeding 10 pounds, nor under 5 pounds, and unless such offender shall become bound with 2 sureties, with condition to appear at the next assizes or gaol delivery, and in the mean time to be of good behaviour. At which assizes or gaol-delivery, the oath shall be tendered, and if he refuse to take the oath, he shall incur the penalty of praemunire, except women covert, who shall be committed to the common gaol until they take the oath.
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4 Will & Mary c.2 (1692):
An Act for encouragement of Protestant strangers to settle in this kingdom of Ireland
Sec. 1-3. Continues the Act of 14 Charles II c.13 for the encouragement of Protestant settlement in Ireland for an additional 7 years, and substitutes for the oath of supremacy and allegiance, the oaths and declaration against transubstantiation set forth in English 3 Will and Mary c.2. And provides that such Protestant strangers shall enjoy the free exercise of their religion, and the liberty of meeting publickly for worship, any former law notwithstanding.
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7 Will III c.4 (1695):
An Act to Restrain foreign Education
Sec. 1. In case any of his Majesty's subjects of Ireland shall go or send any child or other person beyond the seas to be trained in any popish university, college or school, or in any private popish family, or shall send any money for the support of any such person, then the person sending and the person sent shall, upon conviction, be disabled to prosecute any action in a court of law, or be a guardian or executor, or receive any legacy or gift, or bear any public office, and shall forfeit all their lands and estates during their lives.
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7 Will III. c.4 (1695):
An Act to Restrain foreign Education
Sec. 2. Justices of the peace shall make prompt examination, upon the filing of any information that a person, child, or money has been sent beyond the seas contrary to this Act. A finding that such offences have been committed, shall be a conviction as well of the person so being sent as of the parties so sending, and they shall forfeit and incur all the penalties and disabilities before mentioned. One half of all forfeitures shall go to his Majesty, and the other half to the informer.
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7 Will III. c.4 (1695):
An Act to Restrain foreign Education
Sections 3-8. Contain detailed procedures for examining the truth of such allegations, presumptions of intent to violate the act, appeals, jurisdiction, etc
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7 Will III c.4 (1695):
An Act to Restrain foreign Education
Sec. 9. Whereas it has been found by experience that tolerating at papists keeping schools or instructing youth in literature is one great reason of many of the natives continuing ignorant of the principles of the true religion, and strangers to the scriptures, and of their neglecting to conform themselves to the laws of this realm, and of their not using the English habit and language, no person of the popish religion shall publicly teach school or instruct youth, or in private houses teach youth, except only the children of the master or mistress of the private house, upon pain of twenty pounds, and prison for three months for every such offence.
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7 Will III c.4 (1695):
An Act to Restrain foreign Education
Sec. 10. Those cited acts of parliament which require every incumbent of each parish to keep a school to learn English, and provide that a public latin free school be constantly maintained within each diocese, (which acts have generally been kept, but have not had the desired effect, by reason of Irish popish schools being too much connived at), and all other statutes now in force concerning schools shall be strictly put in execution. And for the more effectual doing thereof, the justices of his Majesty's court of Kings Bench each term, and the judges of assize in their respective circuits, and the justices of peace in their general quarter sessions of peace are required to give this and the said former acts in charge to the several grand juries, and to be very circumspect in seeing the same in due execution.
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7 Will III c.5 (1695):
An Act for the better securing the government, by disarming papists
Sec. 1. All papists within this kingdom of Ireland shall before the 1st day of March, 1696, deliver up to some justice of the peace or corporation officer where such papist shall dwell, all their arms and ammunition, notwithstanding any licence for keeping the same heretofore granted. Justices of the peace, mayors, sheriffs, and chief officers of cities and towns and persons under their warrants, may search and seize all arms and ammunition of papists, or in the hands of any persons in trust for them, wherever they shall suspect they may be concealed. And such arms shall be preserved for the use of his Majesty.
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7 Will III c.5 (1695):
An Act for the better securing the government, by disarming papists
Sec. 2. Searches of dwellings shall be made only between sunrise and sunset, except in cities and their suburbs, and market towns. If no arms are seized, chief magistrates may cause suspected persons to be examined on their oath concerning concealed arms.
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7 Will III c.5 (1695):
An Act for the better securing the government, by disarming papists
Sec. 3. Every papist who shall have or keep any arms or ammunition, or who shall refuse to declare what arms or ammunition they or any other to their knowledge shall have, or shall hinder the delivery thereof to the said justices, or being summoned, shall refuse to appear or make discovery under their oath, shall forfeit, if a peer or peeress, for the first offence, one hundred pounds sterling, and for a second offence, suffer praemunire*. If such offenders are under the degree of peer, they shall for a first offence forfeit thirty pounds and suffer imprisonment for one year, and until they pay the penalty, and for a second offense, incur the penalties of a person attainted in a praemunire. The penalties and sums forfeited shall go one half to his Majesty, one half to the informer who shall sue for the same.
Source: *Praemunire: "that from the conviction, the defendant shall be out of the king's protection, and his lands and tenements, goods and chattels, forfeited to the king, and that his body shall remain in prison at the king's pleasure..... Such delinquent can bring no action for any private injury, how atrocious soever, being so far out of the protection of the law, that it will not guard his civil rights, nor remedy any grievance which he as an individual may suffer. And no man, knowing him to be guilty, can with safety give him comfort, aid, or relief." Blackstone, vol. iv, p. 117-118.


7 Will III. c.5 (1695):
An Act for the better securing the government, by disarming papists
Sec 4-5. Papist gentlemen who can prove themselves comprized under the Articles of Limerick may have a sword, a case of pistols, and a gun for defence of their house or for fowling. Source:


7 Will III c.5 (1695):
An Act for the better securing the government, by disarming papists
Sec. 6. No conviction shall be based on mere confession or discovery on examination, unless other proof can be shown.
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7 Will III c.5 (1695):
An Act for the better securing the government, by disarming papists
Sec. 7. Provided the chief governors may by order of the privy council licence any person to keep such arms as shall be particularly expressed in such licence.
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7 Will III c.5 (1695):
An Act for the better securing the government, by disarming papists
Sec. 8. No person making fire-arms, swords, knives, or other weapons shall take or instruct as an apprentice any person of the popish religion, on pain of forfeiting twenty pounds, one half to his Majesty, one half to the informer.
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7 Will III c.5 (1695):
An Act for the better securing the government, by disarming papists
Sec. 9. The indenture of apprenticeship in arms making of such popish person shall be void, and every such person of the popish religion who shall be put to such an apprentice and shall exercise said art, shall for every offence forfeit twenty pounds. And justices of the peace and head corporation officers must send for all apprentices in the art of arms making, and tender them the oaths of allegiance and abhorrence, and the declaration against transubstantiation, and refusal to take the same shall constitute a conviction of the apprentice and also the master, unless the master shall prove that the apprentice was a known or reputed protestant.
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7 Will III c.5 (1695):
An Act for the better securing the government, by disarming papists
Sec. 10. No papist shall be capable of having or keeping for his use, any horse, gelding or mare of five pounds value. Any protestant who shall make discovery under oath of such horse, shall be authorized with the assistance of a constable, to search for and secure such horse and in case of resistance to break down any door. And any protestant making such discovery and offering five pounds five shillings to the owner of such horse, in the presence of a justice of the peace or chief magistrate, shall receive ownership of such horse as though such horse were bought in the market overt.
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7 Will III c.5 (1695):
An Act for the better securing the government, by disarming papists
Sec. 11. Any person who shall conceal such horses belong to any papist shall be committed to the common gaol for three months and shall forfeit to his Majesty treble the value of such horses.
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7 Will III c.5 (1695):
An Act for the better securing the government, by disarming papists
Sec. 12. Every person shall be deemed a papist within the meaning of this act who shall refuse to take the oaths and subscribe the declaration when the same shall be tendered to him by a justice of the peace as required
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7 Will III c.5 (1695):
An Act for the better securing the government, by disarming papists
Sec. 13. Any justice or chief magistrate who shall neglect or refuse to execute the provisions of this act shall forfeit fifty pounds for each such offence, one half to his Majesty, one half to the informer who shall sue for the same, and said offender shall be incapable after conviction of serving as justice of the peace, or magistrate.
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7 Will III c.14 (1695):
An Act declaring which days in the year shall be observed as holy-days
Sec. 1. Whereas many idle persons refuse to work at their lawful calling on several days in the year, on pretence that the same is dedicated to some saint, or pretended saint, for whom they have or pretend to have reverence, and chuse to spend such days in idleness, drunkenness, and vice, to the scandal of religion, no other day except those days listed herein, or some other day set apart by order of his Majesty, shall be kept holy. Any common labourer or servant who shall refuse to work for the usual and accustomed wages on any other day, shall forfeit two shillings on conviction. If such offender fail to pay the fine, he shall be publickly whipped
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7 Will III c.14 (1695):
An Act declaring which days in the year shall be observed as holy-days
Sec. 2-3. Any constable who refuses to execute this punishment shall himself be bound over for contempt, and if found guilty, fined not more that 20 shillings. Provided no justice of the peace shall execute this statute for offenses against his own personal interests, or where complaint was made more than 10 days after the offence.
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7 Will III c.15 (1695):
An Act for granting a supply to his Majesty, by raising money by a poll,....
Sec.17 and 40. Every person, except women, persons 16 years of age and under, and those paying only one shilling tax, who fail to take the oath of allegiance and the declaration against transubstantiation, shall be charged double the tax he would otherwise pay. And no person shall be a tax commissioner under this act unless he take the said oaths.
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7 Will III c.21 (1695):
An Act for the better suppressing tories ... and for preventing ... heinous crimes
Sec. 1. Forasmuch as by the late rebellion in this kingdom a great part thereof hath been left waste and desolate, and the frequent robberies, murders, and other notorious felonies committed by robbers, rapparees and tories upon their keeping hath greatly discouraged the re-planting thereof, the papist inhabitants chusing rather to suffer strangers to be robbed than to apprehend or convict the offenders, of whom the greatest part are of the same country, and harboured by the inhabitants, the inhabitants of every barony and county shall make full satisfaction for all robberies, burglaries, burning of houses or haggards of corn, killing or maiming of cattle, which shall be committed by robbers, rapparees, or tories within such barony or county, such sum to be levied on the popish inhabitants if the robbers be papist, and on the protestant inhabitants if the robbers be protestant, and pro rata if the robbers be both papist and protestant. Source:


7 Will III c.21 (1695):
An Act for the better suppressing tories ... and for preventing ... heinous crimes
Sections 2-6. Detail the procedures for collecting the satisfaction. Sec. 3 provides the complainant may sue any one inhabitant of the appropriate religion and execute judgement on him, and the rest of the inhabitants are then taxed rateably toward an equal contribution for the relief of the inhabitant who had to pay.
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9 Will III c.1 (1697):
An Act for banishing all papists exercising any ecclesiastical jurisdiction and all regulars of the popish clergy...
Sec. 1. Whereas it is notoriously known, that the late rebellions in this kingdom have been promoted by popish bishops and other ecclesiastical persons of the popish religion, and forasmuch as the peace and publick safety of this kingdom is in danger by the great number of said the clergy now residing here, and settling in fraternities contrary to law, and to the great impoverishing of his Majesty's subjects who are forced to maintain them, and said the clergy do not only endeavour to withdraw his Majesty's subjects from their obedience, but do daily stir up and move sedition and rebellion , all popish archbishops, bishops, vicars-general, deans, jesuits, monks, friars, and all other regular popish clergy shall depart out of this kingdom before the 1st day of May, 1698, and if any of said ecclesiastical persons shall after that day be in this kingdom, they shall suffer imprisonment, and remain in prison until transported out of his Majesty's dominions, wherever his Majesty or the chief governors of this kingdom shall see fit, and if any person so transported shall return, he shall be guilty of high treason.
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9 Will III c.1 (1697):
An Act for banishing all papists exercising any ecclesiastical jurisdiction and all regulars of the popish clergy...
Sec. 2. All such popish clergy shall before the 1st day of May repair to certain named seaports to await transportation into some parts beyond the sea, giving their names to the mayor who shall make a list and with the collector of the port, assist in the transporting of such clergy. Source:


9 Will III c.1 (1697):
An Act for banishing all papists exercising any ecclesiastical jurisdiction and all regulars of the popish clergy...
Sec. 3. After the 29th day of December, 1697, such popish clergy as enter this kingdom shall suffer twelve months imprisonment, and then transportation; upon return after transportation, they shall be guilty of high treason.
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9 Will III c.1 (1697):
An Act for banishing all papists exercising any ecclesiastical jurisdiction and all regulars of the popish clergy...
Sec. 4-5. Anyone who shall knowingly harbour such popish clergy shall for the first offence forfeit 20 pounds, for the second offence, double that sum, and for the third offence, shall forfeit all his lands during his life, and also his goods and chattels, one half to his Majesty, one half (not to exceed 100 pounds) to the informer.
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9 Will III c.1 (1697):
An Act for banishing all papists exercising any ecclesiastical jurisdiction and all regulars of the popish clergy...
Sec. 6-7. No person shall bury any dead in any suppressed monastery, abbey, or convent, upon pain of forfeiting ten pounds, which sum shall be recovered from any person present at the burial, one half to the informer, one half to the minister and church wardens of the parish where such offences shall be committed.. Appeal may be made to the next judges of assize or to the justices at the next quarter sessions.
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9 Will III c.1 (1697)
An Act for banishing all papists exercising any ecclesiastical jurisdiction and all regulars of the popish clergy...
Sec. 8-10. Every justice of the peace, shall from time to time issue their warrants for apprehending such popish clergy, and for suppressing all monasteries or other popish fraternities or societies, and give accounts of the same. Any justice of the peace, mayor, or other officer who shall neglect their duty to execute this act shall forfeit 100 pounds for each such neglect, one half to his Majesty, one half to the informer, and be disabled from serving as justice of the peace during his life.
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9 Will III c.2 (1697):
An Act for the confirmation of articles ... of Limerick
Sec. 1-11. Confirms and explains the rights of inhabitants of Limerick and other garrisons that were in possession of the Irish on the 3rd day of October 1691, when the treaty for the surrender of Limerick was made, and all officers and soldiers then in arms in the counties of Limerick, Clare, Kerry, Cork, and Mayo, to enjoy the rights guaranteed by that treaty.
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9 Will III c.3 (1697):
An Act to prevent Protestants intermarrying with Papists
Sec. 1. Whereas many protestant women, heirs or heirs apparent to lands or other great substances in goods or chattels, or having considerable estates for life, or guardianship of children intitled to such estates, by flattery and other crafty insinuations of popish persons, have been seduced to contract matrimony with and take to husband, papists, to the great ruin of such estates, to the great loss of many protestant persons to whom the same might descend, and to the corrupting such protestant women that they forsake their religion and become papists, to the great dishonour of Almighty God, the great prejudice of the protestant interest, and the heavy sorrow of all their protestant friends, if any Protestant woman having any estate or interest real or, if personal of a value of 500 pounds, shall take to husband any person without first having a certificate from the minister of the parish, bishop, and justice of the peace living near the place where such person shall be resident at the time of such marriage, that he is a known protestant, which certificate shall also be attested under the hands of 2 credible witnesses, that protestant woman, and the person she shall so marry, shall be incapable of holding or enjoying any of her aforesaid estates or interests.
And by such marriage all said estates and interests shall be vested in the next protestant of kin to whom such estate or interests would descend were such protestant woman dead. And such protestant person may sue for and recover such estates or interests at any time after such marriage.
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9 Will III c.3 (1697):
An Act to prevent Protestants intermarrying with Papists
Sec. 1 cont. And such protestant woman so marrying, and the husband as she shall so marry, shall be incapable of being heir, executor or guardian to any protestant.
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9 Will III c.3 (1697):
An Act to prevent Protestants intermarrying with Papists
Sec. 1 cont. Any protestant minister or popish priest or other person who shall join in marriage any protestant woman without such certificate shall for each offence suffer one year's imprisonment, and forfeit 20 pounds, one half to the king, one half to the informer.
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9 Will III c.3 (1697):
An Act to prevent Protestants intermarrying with Papists
Sec. 2. And whereas the marriages of protestant persons to popish maidens and women have proved pernicious to the protestant interest, it commonly happening such protestants and their issue, being influenced by their popish wives, become papists, any protestant man who shall marry any woman without having obtained a certificate as in section 1 hereof, of her being a known protestant, such protestant man shall be in law deemed a papist, or popish recusant, unless such person shall within one year of such marriage, procure his wife to be converted to the protestant religion.
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9 Will III c.3 (1697):
An Act to prevent Protestants intermarrying with Papists
Sec. 3. And whereas several popish priests have of late endeavoured to withdraw soldiers from his Majesty's service by marrying them to popish wives, any popish priest or protestant minister who marries any soldier to anyone without the aforesaid certificate shall forfeit 20 pounds, half to the county, half to the informer.
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9 Will III c.3 (1697):
An Act to prevent Protestants intermarrying with Papists
Sec. 4-5. Appeals under this act may be made to the next quarter-sessions. In cases where a certificate is required by this act and not acquired, but it can afterwards be made to appear by proof that such person was a known protestant, they shall not be liable to any forfeiture or penalties.
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9 Will III c.5 (1697):
An Act... to prevent the return of subjects who have gone into the dominions of the French King.. Sec. 1. All convictions for high treason in the late rebellion not reversed or pardoned by the 27th day of July 1697, other than those already judged, or judged within the next two years, to be comprehended within the articles of Limerick, shall remain effectual in law forever, any error or future pardon by his Majesty notwithstanding.
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9 Will III c.5 (1697):
An Act... to prevent the return of subjects who have gone into the dominions of the French King..
Sec. 2-3. All papists guilty of the said rebellion who are found by a jury to have died or been slain in their rebellion before the 3rd day of October, 1691, shall be convicted hereby of high treason, and attainted, and forfeit all estates real and personal as though they had judgement against them in their lives.
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9 Will III c.5 (1697):
An Act... to prevent the return of subjects who have gone into the dominions of the French King..
Sec. 4. Provided nothing in this act shall extend to the prejudice of any protestant claiming by descent or bona fide purchase, any honours or estate, real or personal, from such dead papists. Source:


9 Will III c.5 (1697):
An Act... to prevent the return of subjects who have gone into the dominions of the French King..
Sec. 5-6. Commissions are set up to investigate what papists died in the late rebellion and what property they possessed. Persons aggrieved by such findings may have trial of the truth of such findings within one year of such findings.
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9 Will III c.5 (1697):
An Act... to prevent the return of subjects who have gone into the dominions of the French King..
Sec. 10. Nothing in this Act shall affect any estates of any protestant, or person who professed to be protestant on 27th July 1697 and continued so until death
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9 Will III c.8 (1697):
An Act for granting a supply to his Majesty, by raising money by a poll
Sec. 4 and 27. All persons, except women, children under 18, and persons paying no more than 2 shillings tax, who fail to take the oaths of allegiance, abhorrence, and the declaration against transubstantiation shall pay double the tax that they otherwise would be charged with.
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9 Will III c.9 (1697):
An Act ...for the better execution of ... an Act for the better suppressing tories and rapparees etc.
Sec. 1. Where any person be murdered, maimed, or dismembered by any robber, tory, or rapparee, and the offenders not killed or apprehended within 6 months after the offence, the grand jury shall charge upon the popish or protestant inhabitants of the county according as the number of such robbers, tories, or rapparees be papists, or reputed papists, or protestants, in the case of murder, a sum not to exceed 20 pounds, and in case of maim or dismembering, not to exceed 10 pounds, to the use of the victim's widow, children ore next relation, or to the person maimed or dismembered. Secs. 2-12 set out the procedures for execution of the satisfaction
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10 Will III c.8 (1698):
An Act for the preservation of the game, ...
Sec. 4. No papist shall be employed as a fowler for any protestant, or under colour thereof keep fire arms, upon penalty of seizure of said arms, which will become the property of the informer, even if the arms were in fact the property of some protestant.
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10 Will III c.13 (1698):
An Act to prevent Papists being Solicitors
Sec. 1. Whereas by experience in this kingdom papist solicitors are the common disturbers of the peace of his Majesty's subjects in general, and whereas there are great number of papist solicitors practising within the several courts of law and equity, by whose numbers and the daily increase of them, great mischiefs are likely to ensue, no person shall practice as a solicitor or agent in any suit in law or equity, who has not taken the oaths of allegiance and abjuration, and subscribed to the declaration against transubstantiation.
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10 Will III c.13 (1698):
An Act to prevent Papists being Solicitors
Sec.1, cont. For every such offence, such person shall forfeit 100 pounds to the informer, and be incapable of acting as executor or administrator, or take any benefit by legacy, gift, grant of lands, goods or chattels.
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10 Will III c 13 (1698):
An Act to prevent Papists being Solicitors
Sec. 2-4. Such person must also educate his children in the protestant religion Excepted from this act are persons acting on their own behalf, menial servants on behalf of their master, and persons who were solicitors or agents in the reign of King Charles II and comprehended within the articles of Limerick.
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