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Ecclesiastical Licences Act 1533

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

And that no man suing for dispensacions faculties licences or other rescriptes or wrytyngs whiche [X1were] wonte to be [X2spede] at Rome, shall paye any more for theire dispensacions licences or rescriptes then shalbe conteyned taxed and lymitted in the seid Duplicate bokes of taxes onely; composicions [X3except] of which being arbytrarye noo taxe can be made; Wherfore the taxe thereof shalbe sett and lymytted by the discreacion of the seid Archebishope of Canturbury and the Lorde Chaunceler of Englond or the Lorde Keper of the greate seale for the tyme being: And that suche as shall exacte or receyve of any suter more for any dispensacion facultie or licence then shalbe conteyned in the seid bokes of taxes, shall forfett ten tymes somoche as he shall soo extorciously exacte and receyve, the one half of the whiche forfayture to be to the use of your Grace your heires or successours and the other half therof to be to suche of your subjects as wyll sue for the same by accion byll or playnt in any of your Graces Courtes, . . . F1

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X1Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: was nu. 28 [nu. 28 refers to the numbering of the membranes composing the Parliament Roll]

X2Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: spedde O. [O. refers to a collection in the library of Trinity College, Cambridge]

X3Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: excepted O. & nu. 28 [O. refers to a collection in the library of Trinity College, Cambridge and nu. 28 refers to the numbering of the membranes composing the Parliament Roll]

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