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STATUTES AT LARGE,
EXTRACTED FROM THE
GREAT BODY OF THE STATUTE LAW,
ARRANGED UNDER SEPARATE HEADS.
JAMES THOS. LAW, M. A.,
LATE SPECIAL COMMISSARY OP TUB DIOCESE OP BATH AND WELLS.
IN FIVE VOLUMES.
ECCLESIASTICAL STATUTES AT LARGE.
CHURCH BUILDING, ENGLAND.
at their costs from time to
such and so many bea
8 ELIZABETH, CAP. 13, Secs. 1-4.-An act concerning sea-marks and mariners.- Whereas the master, wardens and assistants of the Trinity House of Deptford Strond, being a company of the chiefest and most expert masters and governors of ships, incorporate within themselves, charged with the conduction of the queen's majesty's navy royal, are bound to foresee the good increase and maintenance of ships, and of all kind of men traded and brought up by water craft, most meet for her majesty's marine service. And forasmuch as by the destroying and taking away of certain steeples, woods and other marks, standing upon the main shores, adjoining to the sea. coasts of this realm of England and Wales, being as beacons and marks of ancient time accustomed for sea-faring men, to save and the master, keep them and the ships in their charge from sundry dangers there- wardens and to incident: divers ships with their goods and merchandizes, in of the Trinity sailing from foreign parts towards this realm of England and Wales, House at and especially to the port and river of Thames, have by the lack of Strond, may such marks of late years been miscarried, perished and lost in the sea, to the great detriment and hurt of the common weal, and the time erect perishing of no small number of people. II. For remedy wherein to be had, be it enacted, established and cons, marks,
cand signs for ordained by the queen's most excellent majesty, by the consent of the sea, in the lords spiritual and temporal, and the commons, in this present such places parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that the shores and foresaid master, wardens and assistants of the Trinity House at Dept
uplands near ford Strond aforesaid, being a company incorporated as before, shall coasts, only and may lawfully by virtue of this act from time to time hereafter, at their wills and pleasures, and at their costs, make, erect and set them shall
seem requiup such and so many beacons, marks and signs for the sea, in such site; and the place or places of the sea-shores, and uplands near the sea-coasts, same shall be
continued or forelands of the sea, only for sea marks, as to them shall seem and renewed most meet, needful and requisite, whereby the dangers may be at their costs.
See 4 Anne, avoided and escaped, and ships the better come unto their ports c. 20. without peril.
III. And that all such beacons, marks and signs so to be by them or their assigns erected, made and set up, at the costs and charges of the said master, wardens and assistants, shall and may be continued, renewed and maintained from time to time, at the costs and charges of the said master, wardens and assistants; any thing to the contrary hereof notwithstanding.
to the sea
for the seamarks, as to