Royal Mines Act (Ireland) 1705

Royal Mines Act (Ireland) 1705

1705 CHAPTER 12 4 Ann

An Act to repeal the Statute made in the fifth of Henry the Fourth, against multiplying Gold and Silver; and to prevent Disputes and Controversies concerning Royal Mines.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Short title given by Short Titles Act (Northern Ireland) 1951 (c. 1)

I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F1

Textual Amendments

F1 S. 1 repealed by Statute Law Revision (Ireland) Act 1878 (c. 57)

II No mines of copper, tin, iron, or lead, adjudged royal, tho’ gold or silver extracted.

Provided also, That no mines of copper, tin, iron, or lead, shall hereafter be adjudged, reputed, or taken to be royal mine, although gold or silver may be extracted out of the same.

III Owners of such mines shall notwithstanding enjoy the same.

And all and every person or persons, being subjects of the crown of England, bodies politick or corporate, that now are or hereafter shall be the owner or owners, proprietor or proprietors, of any mine or mines within Ireland, wherein any ore now is or hereafter shall be discovered, opened, found, or wrought, and in which there is copper, tin, iron, or lead, shall and may hold and enjoy the same mine or mines and ore, and continue in the possession thereof, and dig and work the said mine and mines or ore, notwithstanding that such mine or mines or ore shall be pretended or claimed to be royal mine or royal mines; any law, usage, or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

IV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2

Textual Amendments

F2 S. 4 repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1969 (c. 52), Sch. Pt. VIII

V–IX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F3

Textual Amendments

F3 Ss. 5–9 repealed by Statute Law Revision (Ireland) Act 1878 (c. 57)

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