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175 C. 12–14. Anno quarto Gerogii Regis. A.D. 1717  

An Act for inforcing and making perpetual an Act of the twelfth' Year of her late Majesty, intituled, An Act for the preferring of all such Ships and Goods thereof, which shall happen to be forced on Shore, or stranded upon the Coasts of this Kingdom, or any other of her Majesty's Dominions; and for inflicting the Punishment of Death on such as shall wilfully burn or destroy Ships.

WHEREAS the Act 12 Ann. Stat, 2. c. 18[ruff 1] made in the twelfth Year of the Reign of her late Majesty Queen Anne intituled, An Act for the preserving of all such Ships and Goods thereof, which shall happen to be forced on Shore, or stranded upon the Coass of this Kingdom, or any other of her Majesty's Dominions, will expire at the present Session of Parliament, unless the same be continued : And whereas the said Act hath been found by Experience to be of great Use and Benefit to the Seafaring Men and Merchants of this Kingdom, and other his Majesty's Dominions: Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Confent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That The Recited Act made perpeptual the said recited Act, made perpetual, intituled, 12 Ann. Stat. 2. c. 18 An Act for the preserving of all such Ships and Goods thereof which shall happen to be forced on Shore, or stranded upon the Coasts of this Kingdom, or any other of her Majesty 's Dominions, and all the Clauses, Matters, and Things therein contained, shall be and is hereby declared to be made perpetual.

The said Act shall not extend to the Admiralty Court of the Cinque portsII. Provided always, and it is hereby further enacted, That the said Act, or any Thing therein contained, shall not be construed to extend to, or any ways affect the ancient Jurisdiction and Usage of the Admiralty-Court of the Cinque-ports, or the Officers thereto belonging ; but the proper Officers of the said Admiralty-court shall be and are hereby authorized and impowered to put the said Act in Execution, within the Jurisdiction of the said Cinque-ports, in as full and ample Manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as any other Person or Persons are by the said Act appointed to do in any other Parts of this Kingdom.

After Jun 24 1718, any Owner, Captin &c. willfully, destroying any Ship to prejudice the Insurers, shall suffer Death. By 11 Geo.1 c.9. sect 6. This clause is explained and the offender ousted of clergey III. And for the effectual preventing the wilful carting away, burning, or otherwise destroying Ships by the Owners, Matters and Mariners thereof, and thereto belonging; Be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That if any Owner of, or Captain, Matter, Mariner, or other Officer belonging to any Ship shall, after the twenty-fourth Day of June which shall be in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven to prejudice the hundred and eighteen, wilfully cast away, burn or otherwise destroy the Ship of which he is Owner, or unto which he belongeth, or in any Manner of wise direct or procure the same to be done, to the Prejudice of any Person or Persons that shall underwrite any Policy or Policies of Insurance thereon, or of any Merchant or Merchants that shall load Goods thereon, he shall suffer Death.

An Act for enlarging the Term of Years granted by the Acts of the eleventh and twelfth Years of King William the Third, and ssecond and third Years of Queen Anne, for the Repair of Dover Harbour.

The Acts 11 & 12 W. 3. c. 5. and 2 & 3 Ann. c. 7. for Repair of Dover Harbour, continued from May 1, 1718, to May 1, 1727.[ruff 2]

An Act to impower the Commissioners appointed to put in Execution the Acts of the ninth and tenth Years of her late Majesty's Reign, for building fifty New Churches in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, and Suburbs thereof, to direct the Parish Church of St. Giles in the Fields in the County of Middlesex to be rebuilt, instead of one of the said fifty New Churches.

The Commissioners appointed in pursuance of 9 Ann. c. 22. and 10 Ann. c. 11. may cause the Church of St. Giles in the Fields to be rebuilt.

Anno Regni Georgii Regis Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ & Hiberniæ, quinto.

AT the Parliament begun and holden at Weftminster the seventeenth Day of March, Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and fourteen, in the first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and from there continued by several Prorogations to the eleventh Day of November one thousand seven hundred and eighteen, being the fourth Session of this present Parliament.'

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  1. 3. Ed. 1. c.4 4 Ed.1.Stat. 2.
  2. [Further continued by 11 Geo. 2. c. 7.]