Helpful links

View books in this category Naval

View books by this author INCOURAGEMENT OF SEAMEN 1697, Act of Parliament

Return to previous page

An Act to enforce the Act for the Increase and Incouragement of Seamen

( CINQUE PORTS ) ( WILLIAM III ) INCOURAGEMENT OF SEAMEN 1697, Act of Parliament

WITH FINE WOODBLOCK ARMS ON COVER

Published: Printed by Charles Bill and the Executirix of Thomas Newcomb deceas'd Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, 1697

Stock code: 3465

Price: £135.00

The Act deals in detail with the provisions to be made for 'such registered Mariners or Seamen, Watermen, Fishermen, Lightermen, Bargemen, Keelmen or Sefaring Men'. Towards the end of the Act, particular provision is made for the Cinque Ports 'Whereas in the whole Jurisdiction of the Cinque-Ports, and their Towns and Members on the Coasts of Kent and Sussex, there are not any Justices of the Peace nor Divisions...Such Certificate as aforesaid shall be sufficient, where no Justice of the Peace shall be residing or inhabiting within Three Miles of such Port or Town'. The nature and condition of this Act makes it very suitable for framing and display. VERY SCARCE.