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

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the Sixth, intituled, An Act for the Uniformity of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments; the which was repealed and taken away by A Repeal of the Statute of 1 M. Sess. 2.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 Premisses, 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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