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The Petition of Right [1627]

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The Petition of Right [1627]

1627 CHAPTER 1 3 Cha 1

The Peticion Exhibited to His Majestie by the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Comons in this present Parliament assembled concerning divers Rights and Liberties of the Subjects: with the Kings Majesties Royall Aunswere thereunto in full Parliament.

X1X2To the Kings most Excellent Majestie.

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X1Abbreviations or contractions in the original form of this Act have been expanded into modern lettering in the text set out above and below.

X2The Petition of Right is assigned to the year 1627 on although the Petition received Royal Assent on 7th June 1628. This follows the practice adopted in The Statutes of the Realm, Vol. V (1819), in the Chronological Table in that volume, all subsequent Chronological Tables of the Statutes, and in successive official editions of the revised statutes from which the online version is derived. The session of Parliament 3 Cha 1 had convened on 17th March, which was still 1627 in the old style calendar. (Until 1st Jan 1752 the calendar year began on March 25th.) All the Acts of that session were treated as being Acts of 1627 using the old method of reckoning, according to which, until 1793, all Acts passed in a session of Parliament with no specified commencement date were deemed to be passed in the year in which that session began (see Acts of Parliament (Commencement) Act 1793 (c 13)). The Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), Sch. 2, gave to Chapter 1 of 3 Cha 1 the short title "The Petition of Right", without attributing it to any calendar year.

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C1Short title "The Petition of Right" given by Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), Sch. 2

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