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And all and every person or persons, being subjects of the crown of England, bodies politick or corporate, that now are or hereafter shall be the owner or owners, proprietor or proprietors, of any mine or mines within Ireland, wherein any ore now is or hereafter shall be discovered, opened, found, or wrought, and in which there is copper, tin, iron, or lead, shall and may hold and enjoy the same mine or mines and ore, and continue in the possession thereof, and dig and work the said mine and mines or ore, notwithstanding that such mine or mines or ore shall be pretended or claimed to be royal mine or royal mines; any law, usage, or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.
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