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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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40 Assembly Proceedings, 1694-1728.

Public
Record
Office.
London.
C. O. 5,
Vol. 731,
Maryland.
From
1694-1702.
Acts

Lord of the Birth Marriage or Buriall, so exhibited as afforesaid
for which he shall have as his fee the Summ of six pounds of tobacco
to be levyed by way of Execution on the goods & chatties of the per-
sons so requireing theRegistring afforesaid that shall refuse or neglect
the payment thereoff; And if any Clerke of any Vestry within this
Province shall neglect or refuse to provide one dureable Parchment
Booke at the cost & charge of the Parish as afforesaid & therein to
Register the names sirnames & places of habitation & aboad of such
persons as shall be borne marryed or buryed within their respective
Parishes so exhibited as afforesaid, shall forfeit & pay for every
offence the sum of one thousand pounds of tobacco the one halfe
thereoff to the vestry to be Imploy'd by them to the use of the Parish
wherein such offence shall be committed, the other halfe thereoff to
the Informer to be recovered in any Court of Reccord within this
Province by action of Debt Bill plaint or Informacon wherein no
Essoin protection or wager of Law to be allowed. And be it fur-
ther Enacted by the Authority afforesaid by & with the advice &
consent afforesaid that the Minister & vestry of each respective
Parish within this Province shall be oblidged every three months
to make enquiry that the severall & respective Clerkes doe their duty
as afforesaid; Provided allwaies that this Act nor anything therein
contained shall not any way coutenance the discontinuance of any
Legall Register of any Births, Marriages, or Burialls hitherto kept
in any County within this Province. And be it further Enacted by the
Authority afforesaid, by & with the advice & consent afforesaid that
one Act of Assembly made at an Assembly begun & held at the Citty of
St Maryes the tenth day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand
six hundred ninety two Entituled an Act for Registring Births, Mar-
riages & Burialls, in each respective County is hereby Repealled, & ail-
so that one Act of Assembly made att a gennerall assembly, begun &
held at the Citty of St. Maries the one & twentieth day of September in
the year of our Lord One thousand six hundred ninety four Entituled
an Additional Act to the Act of Religion be & is hereby repealled; And
be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid by & with the advice
& consent aforesaid that all & every Vestryman & Vestrymen before
they be admitted to proceed any further in their Vestry or be admit-
ted into any Vestry within this Province shall be obliged to take the
oathes appointed to be taken by Act of Parliament instead of the
Oathes of Allegiance and supremecie & subscribe the test by the
same Act of Parliament appointed, & so likewise shall the Church
Wardens & Clerkes, & upon refusall thereoff such Vestryman Church-
warden or Clerke are hereby declared to be disabled & uncapable to
act in any such station, and that every vestryman that now is or
hereafter shall be vestryman or Clerke shall be immediately after
the publishing this Act or at their next meeting after take their Oaths
to be administred by the principall vestryman to the vestry & by the
next to him well & truly to act & doe in each respective office without



 
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