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Spiritual Ordinances and Customary Laws, 1643

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 January 2024

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Apud Castrum de Rushen, tricesimo die Octobris 1643 [30 October 1643].

Whereas before this time, at Peel Town, the eighteenth day of July 1643, before the right honourable James, earl of Derby, lord of the said isle, etc., the officers spiritual and temporal, with the twenty-four keys of the said island, and four men of every parish, were assembled together to advise and consider of certain grievances of the church and commons of the said isle, laid down and expressed in and by their several petitions and complaints unto his lordship, and to study and devise such convenient remedy and redress therein as might or may best stand with the maintenance and preservation of his lordship's royalties, rights and prerogatives of and within the said island, the good and welfare of the church and commons of the same, and the peace and safety of the whole state in general; at which place and day it was mutually condescended and agreed unto by all parties, as well complainants as defendants, and it was their humble desires, that his lordship should chancelarize, order and decide all and every their matters of business and complaint or aggrievance whatsoever, as in his honour's wisdom shall be thought meet and convenient. To which order, doom and decree every of them, viz., the reverend father in God Richard, lord bishop of this isle, with his officers spiritual and the body of the clergy, the said twenty-four keys of the island, with the four men of every parish, in the name of themselves and of the whole commons of the isle, by whom they were chosen and thither sent for that purpose, did condescend and agree for them, their heirs and successors, to stand, to perform, and abide such his lordship's order, doom and decree therein, as should be thereafter published and declared under his honour's hand and seal.

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Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
First published in: 2024

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