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Simony Act 1588

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V Penalty on corruptly instituting, &c. to Benefices, &c. Double the yearly Value; Institution void, and Patron, &c. may present.E+W

And That yf anye person shall for any somme of Money Rewarde Guyfte proffitt or Cmoditye whatsoever, directly or indirectly, other then for usuall and laufull fees, or for or by reason of any Promyse Agreement Graunte Coveniante Bonde or other Assuraunce of or for any somme of Monye Rewarde Guifte Profitt or Benefitt whatsoever, directlye or indirectly, admytt institute install inducte investe or place any person, in or to any Benefice withe cure of Soules, Dignitie prebend or other Living Eccliasticall, that then everie suche person soe offendinge shall forfeyte and loose the dooble value of one yeres Profytt of everie suche Benefice Dignitie prebend and Living Eccliasticall; And that therupon, ymediatlie from and after the Investinge Installacion or Induccion thereof had, the same Benefice Dignitie Prebend and Living Eccliasticall shalbe eftsones merely voyd; . . . F1

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C1Liability to pecuniary penalty amended by Common Informers Act 1951 (c. 39, SIF 39:1), s. 1

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