IRISH PENAL LAW - STATUTES BY SUBJECT - "PROTESTANT" DEFINED

2 Ann c.6 (1703):
An Act to prevent the further Growth of Popery
Sec. 15. No person shall benefit from this act as a protestant unless he shall conform to the Church of Ireland as by law established, and subscribe to the declaration against transubstantiation and the oath of abjuration.

 


8 Ann c.3 (1709):
An Act for explaining … an Act to Prevent the further Growth of Popery
Sec. 11. No persons who have turned from the popish to the protestant religion shall be deemed to be protestant or take benefit thereby unless such persons shall within 6 months of declaring themselves protestant, receive the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper according to the usage of the Church of Ireland, and make the declaration against transubstantiation, and shall take the oath of abjuration, and shall file in the high court of chancery, certificates thereof.


6 Geo I c.6 (1719):
An Act to prevent Delays in Writs of Error, and for the further Amendments of the Law
Sec. 16. Whereas some doubt hath arisen whether the children of popish parents who by the permission of their parents have been bred protestants are to be reckoned as protestants, or converts, all children of popish parents who have been brought up in the protestant religion from the age of 12 and have received the Lord’s Supper in the Church of Ireland by Law established, shall be deemed protestants and enjoy all the rights and privileges of protestants..


6 George I c. 6 (1719):
An Act to prevent Delays in Writs of Error, and for the further Amendments of the Law
Sec. 17. Provided if such children after age 18 declare themselves of the communion of the Church of Rome, or be present at Matins or Vespers, they shall be liable to such penalties as converted papists relapsing to popery.


1 Geo II c.20 (1727):
An Act for Regulating the Admissions of Barristers at Law, …
Sec. 2. Every person who shall be called to the bar, etc. who shall be converted from the popish to the protestant religion, shall educate in the protestant religion according to the Church of Ireland as by law established, all their children under the age of fourteen years. And all converts from the popish to the protestant religion shall in like manner educate all their children who at the time of their conversion shall be under the age of 14 years.


1 Geo II c.20 (1727):
An Act for Regulating the Admissions of Barristers at Law, …
Sec. 3. Any convert from the popish to the protestant religion who shall after the time of their conversion, permit their children to be educated in the popish religion shall be liable to all the disabilities of papists.


1 Geo II c.20 (1727):
An Act for Regulating the Admissions of Barristers at Law, …
Sec. 5. If any protestant permit his children under the age of 14 years to be educated in the popish religion, such protestant shall be subject to all the disabilities of papists.


13 Geo II c.6 (1739):
An Act to explain, amend , and make more effectual an Act … disarming Papists.
Sec. 16. All persons professing the protestant religion who shall educate any of their children under the age of 14 in the popish religion, shall be deemed a papist for the purposes of this act.

 

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