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Ecclesiastical Licences Act 1533

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  3. III. Dispensations may be granted by the said Archbishop in all Cases usually heretofore granted at Rome; but in unusual Cases not without the Assent of the King and Council.

  4. IV. Licences, the Tax whereon at Rome exceeded £4. shall be confirmed under the Great Seal, and enrolled in Chancery. Licences of less Tax may be granted by the Archbishop: All such Licences shall be valid; Children procreated after Marriages so licenced shall be legitimate, &c.

  5. V. Clerks shall be appointed to register Licences and Confirmations thereof.

  6. VI. For moderating the Charges of such Dispensations, &c. Two Books shall be made of the Costs of all Licences, &c. and approved by the Lord Chancellor, the Archbishops, &c.

  7. VII. Fees for Licences, &c. shall be regulated by such Books. Compositions. Penalty on Extortion, Ten Times the Sum received.

  8. VIII. Application of the Taxes to be paid for Licences, &c.: If amounting to Four Pounds: If under £4. and not under 40s. If under 40s. and not under 26s. 8d. If under 26s. 8d. and not under 20s. If under 20s.

  9. IX. Saving for Dispensations by other Prelates.

  10. X. Guardian of the Spiritualties may act during Vacancy of See.

  11. XI. On Refusal of the Archbishop to grant Licences required, a Writ shall issue from Chancery enjoining him so to do or to shew Cause; and thereon the Chancellor may allow the Cause or enjoin the granting of such Licence; on Refusal whereof the Archbishop shall be subject to a Penalty; and Two Prelates, &c. may be commissioned to grant such Licence.

  12. XII. Such Licences, &c. granted by such Two Prelates, &c. shall be valid.

  13. XIII. Intent of this Acte; not to vary from the Christian Catholic Faith; but to make politic Regulations for the Realm, &c.

  14. XIV. Visitation of all Monasteries, &c. exempt, shall be by Commission from the King, and not by the Archbishop or the See of Rome.

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  17. XVII. Granted from Rome to Abbies, &c. shall remain valid. But no Pension shall be paid to the See of Rome; nor Visitations be made thereby, nor Appointments of Heads, &c. nor Oath be made to the Pope. But Visitations, &c. shall be made by Commission from the King.

  18. XVIII. Exception for Monasteries, &c. privileged.

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