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514. C. 2.
A.D. 1558.
Anno primo Regimæ Elizabethæ.

XLII. And that ſuch Appeal as ſo hereafter ſhall be taken or purſued by the ſaid Richard Chetwood and Agnes, or either of them, and the Sentence that herein or thereupon ſhall hereafter be given, ſhall be judged to be good and effectual in the Law to all Intents and Purpoſes; any Law, Cuſtom, Uſage, Canon, Conſtitution, or any other Matter or Cauſe to the contrary notwithſtanding.

An Appeal between Robert Harcourt and Anthony Fydell XLIII. Provided alſo, and be it enacted by the Authority aforeſaid, That where there is the like Appeal now depending in the ſaid Court of Rome between Robert Harcourt, Merchant of the Staple, and Elizabeth Harcourt, otherwiſe called Elizabeth Robins, of the one Party, and Anthony Fidell, Merchant-ſtranger, on the other Party; that the ſaid Robert, Elizabeth and Anthony, and every of them, ſhall and may, for the proſecuting and trying of their ſaid Appeal, have and enjoy the like Remedy, Benefit and Advantage, in like Manner and Form as the ſaid Richard and Agnes, 1 Hale's P. C. 404.or any of them, hath, may or ought to have and enjoy; this Act or any Thing therein contained to the contrary in any wiſe notwithſtanding. 23 Eliz. c. 1. And ſee farther 1 W. & M. ſtat. 1. c. 18.


CAP. II.


An Act for the Uniformity of Common Prayer and Service in the Church, and Adminiftration of the Sacraments.


33 & 14 Car. 2. c. 4. ' Where at the Death of our late Sovereign Lord King Edward the Sixth there remained one uniform Order of common Service and Prayer, and of the Adminiſtration of Sacraments, Rites and Ceremonies in the Church of England, which was ſet forth in one Book, intituled, The Book of Common Prayer, and Adminiſtration of Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies in the Church of England, authorized by Stat. 5 & 6
Act of Parliament holden in the fifth and ſixth Years of our ſaid late Sovereign Lord King Edward the Sixth, intituled, An Act for the Uniformity of Common Prayer, and Adminiſtration of the Sacraments; the which was repealed and taken away by A Repeal of the Statute of 1 M. Seſſ. 2. c. 2.Act of Parliament in the firſt Year of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lady Queen Mary, to the great Decay of the due Honour of God, and Diſcomfort to the Profeſſors of the Truth of Chriſt's Religion:'

And the Book of Common Prayer ſhall be of Effect.
2 Leon. 295.
II. Be it therefore enacted by the Authority of this preſent Parliament, That the ſaid Eſtatute of Repeal, and every Thing therein contained, only concerning the ſaid Book, and the Service, Adminiſtration of the Sacraments, Rites and Ceremonies, contained or appointed in or by the ſaid Book, ſhall be void and of none Effect, from and after the Feaſt of the Nativity of St. John Baptiſt next coming; (2) And that the ſaid Book, with the Order of Service, and of the Adminiſtration of Sacraments, Rites and Ceremonies, with the Alterations and Additions therein added and appointed by this Eſtatute, ſhall ſtand and be, from and after the ſaid Feaſt of the Nativity of St. John Baptiſt, in full Force and Effect, according to the Tenor and Effect of this Eſtatute; any Thing in the aforeſaid Eſtatute of Repeal to the contrary notwithſtanding.

The Book of Common Prayer ſhall be uſed.
8 Eliz. c. 1.
III. And further be it enacted by the Queen's Highneſs, with the Aſſent of the Lords and Commons in this preſent Parliament aſſembled, and by the Authority of the ſame, That all and ſingular Miniſters in any Cathedral or Pariſh Church, or other Place within this Realm of England, Wales, and the Marches of the ſame, or other the Queen's Dominions, ſhall from and after the Feaſt of the Nativity of St. John Baptiſt next coming, be bounden to ſay and uſe the Mattens, Even-ſong, Celebration of the Lord's Supper and Adminiſtration of each of the Sacraments, and all the common and open Prayer, in ſuch Order and Form as is mentioned in the ſaid Book, ſo authoriſed by Parliament in the ſaid fifth and ſixth Years of the Reign of King Edward the Sixth,The Alterations of the Book ſet forth.
5 & 6 Ed. 6. c. 1.
with one Alteration or Addition of certain Leſſons to be uſed on every Sunday in the Year, and the Form of the Litany altered and corrected, and two Sentences only added in the Delivery of the Sacrament to the Communicants, and none other or otherwiſe.

The Forfeiture of thoſe which uſe any other Service than the Book of Common Prayer.
Godbolt 118. pl. 137.
3 Mod. 78.
IV. And that if any Manner of Parſon, Vicar or other whatſoever Miniſter, that ought or ſhould ſing or ſay Common Prayer mentioned in the ſaid Book, or miniſter the Sacraments, from and after the Feaſt of the Nativity of St. John Baptiſt next coming, refuſe to uſe the ſaid Common Prayers, or to miniſter the Sacraments in ſuch Cathedral or Pariſh Church, or other Places as he ſhould uſe to miniſter the ſame, in ſuch Order and Form as they be mentioned and ſet forth in the ſaid Book; (2) or ſhall wilfully or obſtinately, ſtanding in the ſame, uſe any other Rite, Ceremony, Order, Form or Manner of Celebrating of the Lord's Supper, openly or privily, or Mattens, Even-ſong, Adminiſtration of the Sacraments, or other open Prayers, than is mentioned and ſet forth in the ſaid Book. {3) (Open Prayer in and throughout this Act, is meant that Prayer which is for others to come unto, or hear, either in common Churches, or private Chapels or Oratories, commonly called, the Service of the Church.) The Penalty for depraving the Book of Common Prayer.(4) or ſhall preach, declare or ſpeak any Thing in the Derogation or Depraving of the ſaid Book, or any Thing therein contained, or of any Part thereof, (5} be thereof lawfully convicted, according to the Laws of this Realm, by Verdict of twelve Men, or by his own Confeſſion, or by the notorious Evidence of the Fact, ſhall loſe and forfeit to the Queen's Highneſs, her Heirs and Succeſſors, for his firſt Offence, the Profit of all his Spiritual Benefices or Promotions coming or ariſing in one whole Year next after his Conviction: (6) And alſo that the Perſon ſo convicted ſhall for the ſame Offence ſuffer Impriſonment for the Space of ſix Months, without Bail or Mainpriſe.

The Penalty for the ſecond Offence.

V. And if any ſuch Perſon once convict of any Offence concerning the Premi{{ls]}ſes, ſhall after his firſt Conviction eftſoons offend, and be thereof in Form aforeſaid lawfully convict, that then the ſame Perſon ſhall for his ſecond Offence ſuffer Impriſonment by the Space of one whole Year, (2) and alſo ſhall therefore be deprived, ipſo facto, of all his Spiritual Promotions; (3) and that it ſhall be lawful to all Patrons or
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