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Public Notaries Act 1801

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1. From Aug. 1, 1801, no person in England shall act as a Publick Notary, unless duly admitted.

  3. 2. No person shall be admitted as a notary unless he shall have served as an apprentice for seven years; and if bound after Aug. 1, 1801, unless Affidavit of certain particulars be made, which shall be inrolled in the proper Court.

  4. 3. No person bound Aug. 1, 1801, shall be admitted in the Court of Faculties before such Affidavit shall be openly read in Court.

  5. 4. Officers for taking and filing Affidavits.

  6. 5. Officer filing Affidavits to enter the substance in a Book, for which he may take 5s.

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  8. 7. Apprentice to be actually employed Seven Years in the business.

  9. 8. If any Master shall die, or leave off Practice, or any Indenture shall be cancelled by mutual Consent, or any Apprentice shall be legally discharged, in such Cases if Apprentices serve the Residue of Seven Years with other Masters, it shall be effectual if an Affidavit be filed of the Second Contract.

  10. 9. Apprentices bound after Aug. 1, 1801, before Admission, to file Affidavits that they have really served Seven Years.

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  13. 13. Persons applying for a Faculty to become Notaries within the jurisdiction of the Company of Scriveners, shall previously take their Freedom of the Company.

  14. 14. Act not to extend to Proctors in Ecclesiastical Courts, Secretaries to Bishops, &c.

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  16. 16. Recovery and Application of Penalties.

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