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Royal Mines Act 1693

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Royal Mines Act 1693

1693 CHAPTER 6 5 and 6 Will and Mar

An Act to prevent Disputes and Controversies concerning Royal Mines.

Recital of 1 W. & M. Sess. 1. c. 30.

Whereas by a Clause in the Royal Mines Act 1688 It is amongst other things enacted that noe Mine of Tin Copper Iron or Lead shall hereafter be adjudged reputed or taken to bee a Royal Mine although Gold or Silver may be extracted out of the same But notwithstanding the good provision by the said Statute to prevent the discourageing their Majesties good Subjects who have Mines of Copper Tin Iron or Lead in their Soyls from digging and opening the same many doubts and questions have arisen upon the said Statute whereby great suits and troubles have arisen to many owners and Proprietors of such Mines. Wherefore for the better explanation of the said Statute Be it enacted and declared by the King and Queens most Excellent Majesties by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and the Comons in this present Parliament assembled and by the Authority of the same

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