IRISH PENAL LAW - STATUTES BY SUBJECT - CRIMINAL LAW


7 Will III c.21 (1695):
An Act for the better suppressing tories … and for preventing … heinous crimes
Sec. 1. Forasmuch as by the late rebellion in this kingdom a great part thereof hath been left waste and desolate, and th frequent robberies, murders, and other notorious felonies committed by robbers, rapparees and tories upon their keeping hath greatly discouraged the re-planting thereof, the papist inhabitants chusing rather to suffer strangers to be robbed than to apprehend or convict the offenders, of whom the greatest part are of the same country, and harboured by the inhabitants, the inhabitants of every barony and county shall make full satisfaction for all robberies, burglaries, burning of houses or haggards of corn, killing or maiming of cattle, which shall be committed by robbers, rapparees, or tories within such barony or county, such sum to be levied on the popish inhabitants if the robbers be papist, and on the protestant inhabitants if the robbers be protestant, and pro rata if the robbers be both papist and protestant.


7 Will III c.21 (1695):
An Act for the better suppressing tories … and for preventing … heinous crimes
Sections 2-6. Detail the procedures for collecting the satisfaction. Sec. 3 provides the complainant may sue any one inhabitant of the appropriate religion and execute judgement on him, and the rest of the inhabitants are then taxed rateably toward an equal contribution for the relief of the inhabitant who had to pay.


9 Will III c.5 (1697):
An Act… to prevent the return of subjects who have gone into the dominions of the French King..
Sec. 1. All convictions for high treason in the late rebellion not reversed or pardoned by the 27th day of July 1697, other than those already judged, or judged within the next two years, to be comprehended within the articles of Limerick, shall remain effectual in law forever, any error or future pardon by his Majesty notwithstanding.


9 Will III c.5 (1697):
An Act… to prevent the return of subjects who have gone into the dominions of the French King..
Sec. 2-3. All papists guilty of the said rebellion who are found by a jury to have died or been slain in their rebellion before the 3rd day of October, 1691, shall be convicted hereby of high treason, and attainted, and forfeit all estates real and personal as though they had judgement against them in their lives.


9 Will III c.5 (1697):
An Act… to prevent the return of subjects who have gone into the dominions of the French King..
Sec. 4. Provided nothing in this act shall extend to the prejudice of any protestant claiming by descent or bona fide purchase, any honours or estate, real or personal, from such dead papists.


9 Will III c.5 (1697):
An Act… to prevent the return of subjects who have gone into the dominions of the French King..
Sec. 5-6. Commissions are set up to investigate what papists died in the late rebellion and what property they possessed. Persons aggrieved by such findings may have trial of the truth of such findings within one year of such findings.


9 Will III c.5 (1697):
An Act… to prevent the return of subjects who have gone into the dominions of the French King..
Sec. 10 Nothing in this Act shall affect any estates of any protestant, or person who professed to be protestant on 27th July 1697 and continued so until death


9 Will III c.9 (1697):
An Act …for the better execution of … an Act for the better suppressing tories and rapparees etc.
Sec. 1. Where any person be murdered, maimed, or dismembered by any robber, tory, or rapparee, and the offenders not killed or apprehended within 6 months after the offence, the grand jury shall charge upon the popish or protestant inhabitants of the county according as the number of such robbers, tories, or rapparees be papists, or reputed papists, or protestants, in the case of murder, a sum not to exceed 20 pounds, and in case of maim or dismembering, not to exceed 10 pounds, to the use of the victim’s widow, children ore next relation, or to the person maimed or dismembered. Secs. 2-12 set out the procedures for execution of the satisfaction


2 Ann c.5 (1703):
An Act to make it High Treason in this Kingdom to impeach the Succession of the Crown…
Sec. 1. FORASMUCH as the future security of your Majesty’s protestant subjects of this kingdom doth (next under God) depend upon the safety of your Majesty’s royal person and upon the succession in the protestant line, and forasmuch as it most manifestly appears that the papists of this kingdom, and other disaffected persons, do still entertain hopes of disappointing the said succession, if any person shall endeavour to hinder that succession by any overt act or deed, such offense shall be adjudged high treason.


6 Ann c. 1 (1707):
An Act for explaining and amending two several acts against tories, robbers, and rapparees
Sec 5. Whereas the papists of this kingdom do frequently keep private intelligence with the French and other enemies, by means whereof several parts of the coasts are infested and insulted by French privateers chiefly manned by Irish papists, who have robbed several of her Majesty’s faithful subjects, reimbursement for such losses shall be applotted and levied on the lands, goods and chattels of the popish inhabitants of the country where the robbery shall be committed.


9 Geo II c.6 (1735):
An Act for continuing and amending several Statutes now near expiring
Sec. 5. Any person suffering loss by robberies committed by privateers during time of war with any popish state or prince may have reimbursement levied on the lands, goods, and chattels of all popish inhabitants of the county where such robbery shall be committed.

 

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