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Treason Act 1695

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V Indictment must be found by a Grand Jury within Three Years. E+W

And to the intent that the Terror and Dread of such Criminal Accusations may in some reasonable time bee removed That . . . F2 noe Person or Persons whatsoever shall bee indicted tryed or prosecuted for any such Treason as aforesaid or for Misprision of such Treason that shall bee committed or done within the Kingdome of England Dominion of Wales or Towne of Berwick upon Tweed . . . F2 unlesse the same Indictment bee found by a Grand Jury within Three Years next after the Treason or Offence done and committed . . . F3

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C1S. 5 extended to Ireland by Treason (Ireland) Act 1821 (c. 24), s. 1

C2Reference to finding of an indictment by a grand jury to be construed as including reference to preferment and finding of a bill of indictment under Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1933 (c. 36): ibid. Sch. 2 para. 1

VI Such Limitation not to extend to Assassination of the King.E+W

[X1Always provided and excepted that if any Person or Persons whatsoever shall bee guilty of designing endeavouring or attempting any Assassination on the Body of the King by Poyson or otherwise such Person or Persons may bee prosecuted at any time notwithstanding the aforesaid Limitation;]

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X1annexed to the Original Act in a separate Schedule.

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