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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 26, 1700-May 3, 1704
Volume 24, Page 266   View pdf image (33K)
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260 Ac/s Passed at the Session, Mar. 16, 1701/2-Mar. 25,1 702.

Lib. L. L.

No. 2.

respective Parish haveing noe other Benifice to Officiate in ;
Presented; inducted or Appoynted by his Excellcy the Govern-
eur or Comander in Cheife for the tyme being And every such
Minister is hereby Required and Enjoyned to Appoynt And
Constantly to Keep a Clerk of Such Parish Church; and to
pay and Satisfye such Clerk the Sume of One Thousand
Pounds of Tobo yearly and Every year out of the said ffourty
p Poll; And to prevent all illegall and Vnlawfull Marrages ;
not allowable by the Church of England; but forbidden by
the Table of Marrages. Bee it Enacted by the Authority
aforesaid; That noe Minister, Preist or Magistrate shall Pre-
sume to joyne Together in Marriage any Person whatsoever
Contrary to the Table of Marriage; by this Act appoynted to
be sett up; in Every Parish Church wth in this Province ;
Vnder the penalty of ffive Thousand pounds of Tobo Nor
shall any Person fforbidden to Intermarry by such Table of
Marriage prsume to be joyned in Marriage Vnder the Like
Penalty of ffive Thousand pounds of Tobo such Penalty and
fforfeiture; on either side; to be made to our Soveraigne
Lord the King; his heires and Successors, for the uses in
this Act hereafter menconed; And to prevent Any Lay Per-
sons ffrom Joyning any Persons in Marriage; Where any

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Minister or Prest cann be had; And to Assertaine what shall
be paid for Marriages; Bee it likewise Enacted by the
Authority Aforesaid; tht in every Parish where any Minister
or Incumbent shall reside & have Charge of Souls therein ;
noe Justice or Majestrate being a Lay man shall Joyne any
Person in Marriage; Vnder the Penalty of ffive Thousand
Pounds of Tobo ffor such Offence; To our Soveraigne Lord
the King; As aforesaid; And it shall be Lawfull to every
Minister; To take and receive of Every Person or Persons
by him Married the Sume of ffive shillings Ster and noe more.
Provided such Persons come to such Parish Church or Chap-
pell at time of Divine Service for Solemnizeing such Marriage
And for the better and more Effectually collecting the said
Duty of fforty Pound of Tobo p Poll; And paying the same
to the uses by the Law intended and Appoynted; Bee it
Enacted that the Sherriffe of each Severall County shall and
is hereby obliged to Collect and gather the said Assessmt of
fforty p Poll of the Severall persons within each respective
Parish in his County; in the same maner. And by the same
Authority as the Publick and County Levys are Collected;
and shall pay the same fforty Pounds p Poll to the Minister
or incumbent in each respective Parish; And the better to
Promote the Execution of the good Laws of this Province ;
soe farr as Concerns the Respective Parishes. And for the
more Easey Dispatch of Parish Buisness; Bee it ffurther

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