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Statute concerning His Majesties Duties or Shipps or Goods to bee forfeited by reason of any unlawfull Importations or Exportations there shall not bee any Jury but of such onely as are Natives of England or Ireland or are borne in His Majesties said Plantations And also that upon all such Actions Suits and Informations the Offences may bee laid or alleadged to bee in any Colony Province County Precinct or Division of any of the said Plantačons where such Offences are alleadged to bee committed att the pleasure of the Officer or Informer.
XV. [ [And1] bee itt further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That all Persons and theire Assignees claymeing any Right or [Property] in any Islands or Tracts of Land upon the Continent of America by Charter or Letters Patents shall not att any tyme hereafter alien sell or dispose of any of the said Islands Tracts of Land or Properties other than to the Naturall Borne Subjects of England Ireland Dominion of Wales or Towne of Berwick upon Tweed without the License and Consent of His Majesty His Heires and Successors signifyed by His or Their Order in Councill first had and obtayned And all Governours nominated and appointed by any such Persons or Proprietors who shall bee intituled to make such Nominačon shall bee allowed and approved of by His Majesty His Heires and Successors as aforesaid and shall take the Oaths injoyned by this or any other Act to bee taken by the Governours or Commanders in Chiefe in other His Majesties Colonies and Plantations before their entring upon their respective Governments under the like Penalty His Majesties Governours and Commanders in Chiefe are by the said Acts lyable to.1]
XVI. [And for a more effectuall prevention of Frauds which may bee used to elude the Intention of this Act by colouring Foreigne Shipps under English Names Bee itt further enacted by
1 Annexed to the Original Act in a separate Schedule.
6 The following Clauses are annexed to the Original Act in a separate Schedule O.
the Authority aforesaid That from and after the Five and twentieth day of March which shall bee in the Yeare of our Lord One thousand six hundred ninety eight noe Shipp or Vessell whatsoever shall bee deemed or passe as a Shipp of the Built of England Ireland Wales Berwick Guernsey Jersey or of any of His Majesties Plantations in America soe as to bee qualifyed to trade to from or in any of the said Plantations untill the Person or Persons claymeing Property in such Shipp or Vessell shall register the same as followeth (that is to say) If the Shipp att the tyme of such Register doth belong to any Port in England Ireland Wales or to the Towne of Berwick upon Tweed then Proofe shall bee made upon Oath of One or more of the Owners of such Shipp or Vessell before the Collector and Comptroller of His Majesties Customes in such Port or if att the tyme of such Register the Shipp belong to any of His Majesties Plantations in America or to the Islands of Guernsey or Jersey then the like Proofe to bee made before the Governour together with the Principal Officer of His Majesties Revenue resideing on such Plantation or Island which Oath the said Governours and Officers of the Customes respectively are hereby authorized to administer.
XIX. And bee itt further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That noe Shipps Name registered shall be afterwards changed. without registring such Shipp de novo which is hereby required to bee done upon any Transferr of Property to another Port and delivering upp the former Certificate to bee cancelled under the same Penalties and in the like Method as is herein before directed And that in case any Alteration of Property in the same Port by the Sale of one or more Shares in any Shipp after registring thereof such Sale shall alwayes bee acknowledged by Endorsement on the Certificate of the Register before Two Witnesses in order to prove that the entire Property in such Shipp remaines to some of the Subjects of England if any Dispute arises concerning the same.]
7. An Act to prevent the exportation of wooll out of the kingdom of Ireland and England into foreign parts; and for the encouragement of the woollen manufactures in the kingdom of England1
FORASMUCH as wooll and the woollen manufactures of cloth, serge, bays, kerseys, and other stuffs made or mixed with wooll, are the greatest and most profitable commodities of this kingdom, on which the value of lands, and the trade of the nation do chiefly depend: and whereas great quantities of the like manufactures have of late been made, and are daily increasing in the kingdom of Ireland, and in the English plantations in America, and are exported from thence to foreign markets, heretofore supplied from England, which will inevitably sink the value of lands, and tend to the ruin of the trade, and the woollen manufactures of this realm: for the prevention whereof, and for the encouragement of the woollen manufactures within this kingdom, be it enacted by the King's most excellent majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, That no person or persons whatsoever, from and after the four and twentieth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred ninety nine, shall directly or indirectly export, transport, ship off, carry or convey, or cause or procure to be exported, transported, shipped off, carried, or conveyed out of, or from the said kingdom of Ireland, into any foreign realm, states, or dominions, or into any parts or places whatsoever, other than the parts within the kingdom of England, or the dominion of Wales, any the wooll, woollfells, shortlings, mortlings, woollflocks, worsted, bay, or woollen yarn, cloth, serge,
1 Pickering, Statutes at Large, vol. 10, pp. 249–257.
bays, kerseys, says, frizes, druggets, cloth-serges, shalloons, or any other drapery stuffs, or woollen manufactures whatsoever, made up or mixed with wooll or woollflocks, or shall directly or indirectly load, or cause to be loaden upon any horse, cart, or other carriage, or load or lay on board, or cause to be laden or laid on board in any ship or vessel, in any place or parts within or belonging to the said kingdom of Ireland, any such wooll, woollfells, shortlings, mortlings, woollflocks, worsted, bay, or woollen yarn, cloth, bays, kerseys, serges, says, frizes, druggets, clothserges, shalloons, or any other drapery or woollen manufactures, to the intent or purpose to export, transport, ship off, carry or convey the same, or cause the same to be exported, transported, shipped off, carried or conveyed out of the said. kingdom of Ireland, or out of any port or place belonging to the same, or with intent or purpose, that any person or persons whatsoever should so export, transport, ship off, carry or convey the same out of the said kingdom of Ireland, into any ports or places, except as aforesaid.
XIX. And for the more effectual encouragement of the woollen manufacture of this kingdom; be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the first day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred ninety nine, no wool, woolfells, shortlings, mortlings, woolflocks, worsted, bay, or woollen yarn, cloth, serge, bays, kerseys, says, frizes, druggets, cloth-serges, shalloons, or any other drapery stuffs or woollen manufactures whatsoever, made or mixed with wool or woolflocks, being of the product or manufacture of any of the English plantations in America, shall be loaden or laid on board in any ship or vessel, in any place or parts within any of the said English plantations, upon any pretence whatsoever; as likewise that no such wool, woolfells, shortlings, mortlings, woolflocks, worsted, bay, or woollen yarn, cloth, serge, bays, kerseys, says, frizes, druggets, cloth-serges, shalloons, or any other drapery stuffs,. or woollen manufactures whatsoever, made up
or mixt with wool or woolflocks, being of the product or manufacture of any of the English plantations in America as aforesaid, shall be loaden upon any horse, cart, or other carriage, to the intent and purpose to be exported, transported, carried or conveyed out of the said English plantations to any other of the said plantations, or to any other place whatsoever; upon the same and like pains, penalties, and forfeitures, to and upon all and every the offender and offenders herein, within all and every of the said English plantations respectively, as are prescribed and provided by this act for the like offences committed within the kingdom of Ireland; and all governors or commanders in chief of the said respective plantations, as also all officers employed in the customs, or other branches of his Majesty's revenue there, are hereby authorized, charged, and required to take effectual care, that the true intent and meaning of this act, so far forth as it relates to the said respective plantations, be duly put in execution.
8. An act to prevent the exportation of hats out of
any of his Majesty's colonies or plantations in America and to restrain the number of apprentices taken by the hat-makers in the said colonies or plantations, and for the better encouraging the making hats in Great Britain'
WHEREAS the art and mystery of making hats in Great Britain hath arrived to great perfection, and considerable quantities of hats manufactured in this kingdom have heretofore been exported to his Majesty's plantations or colonies in America, who have been wholly supplied with hats from Great Britain; and whereas great quantities of hats have of late years been made,
1 Pickering, Statutes at Large, vol. 16, pp. 304–308.