Statute of Monopolies 1623

Statute of Monopolies 1623

1623 CHAPTER 3 21_Ja_1

An Act concerning Monopolies and Dispensations with penall Lawes and the Forfeyture thereof.

X1The King’s Declaration against Monopolies and Grants of Penalties and Dispensations;

For as much as your most excellent Majestie in your Royall Judgment and of your blessed Disposicion to the Weale and Quiet of your Subjects, did, in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand six hundred and ten, publish in Print to the whole Realme and to all Posteritie, that all Graunts [ Monapolyes] . . . F1,are contrary to your Majesties Lawes, which your Majesties Declaracion is truly consonant and agreeable to the auncient and fundamentall Lawes of this your Realme: And whereas your Majestie was further graciously pleased expressely to command that noe Suter should presume to move your Majestie for matters of that Nature; yet nevertheles uppon Misinformacions and untrue pretences of publique good, many such Graunts have bene undulie obteyned and unlawfullie putt in execucion, to the greate Greevance and Inconvenience of your Majesties Subjects, contrary to the Lawes of this your Realme, and contrary to your Majesties royall and blessed Intencion soe published as aforesaid: For avoyding whereof and preventing of the like in tyme to come.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F1Words repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1969 (c. 52), Sch. Pt. VII

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Short title given by Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), Sch. 2

Editorial Information

X1Abbreviation or contractions in the original form of this Act have been expanded into modern lettering in the text set out above and below.

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

[I.] All Monopolies, and Grants, &c. thereof, or of Dispensations, and Penalties, declared void

All [Monapolies] and all Commissions Graunts Licences Charters and tres patents heretofore made or graunted, or hereafter to be made or graunted to any person or persons Bodies Politique or Corporate whatsoever of or for the sole buyinge sellinge makinge workinge or usinge of any thinge within this Realme or the Dominion of Wales, or of any other Monopolies, or of Power Liberty or Facultie to dispence with any others, . . . F1, are altogether contrary to the Lawes of this Realme, and so are and shalbe utterlie void and of none effecte, and in noe wise to be putt in ure or execucion.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F1Words repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1969 (c. 52), Sch. Pt. VII

Editorial Information

X1Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: Monopolies O. [O. refers to a collection in the library of Trinity College, Cambridge]

Source: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/RevisedStatutes/Acts/aep/1623/caep_16230003_en_1

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