[from Cubbon - Bibliography, Vol 1, 1933]

ACTS OF PARLIAMENT RELATING TO THE ISLE OF MAN.

[With only a few exceptions the following Acts are from the collection of G. W. Wood. They are all in Old English letter until the close of the 18th c.]

[All 3936, F70/2, excepting those noted]

An acte disseuerynge the byshopriche of Chester, and of the yle of Man, from the jurisdiction of Canturbury, to the jurisdiction of Yorke. Cap. xxi. London: Printed by Thos. Berthelet. 1538. pp. 3. 256x180. [1800, F70/2]
Very rare. This is the oldest piece of printing connected with the Island in the Library.

' Illiam Dhone' : Order of the Court at Whitehall touching the Illegal Proceedings in the Isle of Man against William Christian, and putting him to death, contrary to the Act of General Pardon, 5th August, 1663. pp. 8. 275x173. [4123, F 70/2]
It is ordered that ' restitution be made to the widow and children of William Christian ; that Ewan Curghey, Samuel Ratcliffe and John Cesar, who were imprisoned and had their estates forfeited, be likewise restored to their estates ; that Thomas Norris and Hugh Cannell, the Deemsters who decreed this violent death, be corny mitted and remain prisoners.'

An Act for the encouragement of Trade. 1676. 15o Caroli 11, Cap. 7. [Reprinted 1832.] pp. 10. 315x180. Provides for the import into England of corn and ' cattle of the breed of the isle of Man, not exceeding 600 in any one year.'

An Act for the improvement of H.M. revenues of Customs, Excise and inland Duties, 1726. 12o Georgii 28. 1726. 557-575. 305x200.
Enacts that no tobacco, wines, etc., other than its own products, be imported from the Island. Also that the Treasury be empowered to treat for the purchase of the Regal rights of James Earl of Derby and his assigns in and to the isle of Man. [Purchase effected 5G.3, c.26, and Annuity to the Duke of Athol 45 G.3, c. 123 1.]

An Act for more effectually preventing the Mischiefs arising to the revenue and commerce of Great Britain and Ireland from the illicit and clandestine trade to and f rom the Isle of Man. 1765. pp. 653-666.
The historic 'Mischief Act.' This is stated to be the first Act of Parliament legislating for Manx internal affairs. '
Mr. W. F. Quayle, of Derby, has a leather-bound volume containing Parliamentary Acts relating to Man from 1765 to 1774. The collection was made for the use of the Custom-house of Darby Haven,' according to a red label on the outside of the book.

An Act for carrying into execution a contract made, pursuant to the Act of Parliament of his late Majesty King George the First, between H.M. Treasury and the Duke and Duchess of Atholl, and their trustees, for the purchase of the Isle of Man and its dependencies, under certain exceptions therein particularly mentioned, 1765. [Re-ptd 1780] pp. 485-513.
The historic ' Revestment Act.' A schedule attached gives an abstract of the revenue from 1754 to 1763.

An Act for more effectually supplying the export trade to Africa, with such coarse printed Calicoes and . . . as are prohibited to be worn and used in Great Britain; for encouraging the importation of Bugles into the kingdom; and for discontinuing the Bounty payable in Great P-ritain and all Bounties and allowances in Ireland, upon the exportation of Corn, Grain, Malt, Meal and Flour from thence to the Isle of Man. 1765. pp. 555-562.

An Act for the better securing and further improvement of the revenues of Customs, Excise, Inland and Salt Duties; and for encouraging the Linen manufacture of the Isle of Man, and for allowing the importation of several goods the produce and manufacture of the sd Island, under certain restrictions and regulations. (Reprint 1779, 5th George III, Cap. 43.) London: Printed by Mark Baskett. 1765. pp. 741-786. [1226, F 7012]

An Act to prohibit the Importation of Foreign wrought Silks and Velvets, for a limited time; and for preventing unlawful combinations of Workmen employed in the silk manufacture. 1766. pp. 517-526.
Includes Man.

An Act for explaining part of an Act made in the second year of the reign of his present Majesty, relating to the removal for home consumption of Spirits made for exportation . . . for permitting the importation into this kingdom from the Isle of Man of a certain quantity of Bugles . . . 1766. 769-778.
'Bugle,' Old French bugle, from Latin buculus, a young bullock, steer, dim. of bos, ox.

An Act . . . relating to the removal for home consumption of Spirits made for exportation . . . silk crapes and tiffanies, etc. 1766. pp. 771-778.

An Act for amending certain Laws relating to the revenue of the Post Office; and for granting rates of Postage for the conveyance of letters and packets between Great Britain and the Isle of Man, and within that Island. 1767. pp. 691-696.

An Act for encouraging and regulating the trade and manufactures of the Isle of Man; and for the more easy supply of the inhabitants with a certain quantity of wheat, barley, oats, meal, and flour, authorised by an Act made in this session to be transported there. 1767. pp. 637-651.

An Act for repairing, amending and supporting the several Harbours and sea ports in the Isle of Man. 1771. pp. 124 558.

An Act for the further encouragement of the Herring Fishery on the coasts of the Isle of Man : and for obviating a doubt which has arisen with respect to allowing the Bounties upon the British White Herring Fishery in the year 1771. 1772. pp. 1141-50.

An Act to regulate the importation and exportation of Corn. 1773. pp. 873-892.

An Act for the better securing and further improvement of the revenues of Customs, Excise, Inland and Salt Duties; and for encouraging the Linen manufacture of the Isle of 'Man; and for allowing the importation of several goods the produce and manufacture of the said Island, under certain regulations and restrictions. 1779. pp. 741-786.

An Act for granting to H.M. additional Duties upon Salt; and for regulating the exportation of Salt to the Isle of Man. 1780. pp. 583-8.

An Act for the more effectual recovering and collecting of certain Duties granted towards the support of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, and to oblige agents for prizes to register their letters of attorney. 1780. pp. 665-674.
This applied to the Channel Islands and Man.

An Act for granting to H.M. several additional Duties upon certain goods imported into the Isle of Man; and for better regulating the trade and securing the revenues. 1780. pp. 649-662.

A Bill to explain and amend an Act made in the reign of his present Majesty, intituled ' An Act for carrying into execution a contract,' etc. [the Act of Revestment 1765] ; and to ascertain and establish the jurisdiction of the Manorial Courts of the Most Noble John Duke of Atholl, and to enable the said Duke and his heirs to exercise and enjoy certain powers and remedies therein mentioned. X.n. [ c. 1780] pp. 18. [F 70/2]
The Bill was withdrawn consequent on the strenuous opposition of the House of Keys.

An Act for allowing further time for the exportation of or payment of the duties upon Bugles, when warehoused upon importation into this kingdom; and for obviating a doubt with respect to charging the duties on Rum imported from Scotland into the Isle of Man. 1781. pp. 1037-42. An Act for reducing the allowances for waste on Salt; for regulating the exportation of Herrings from the Isle of Man, etc. 1785. pp. 1409-32.

An Act to explain an Act, made in the last session of Parliament, with respect to the allowances for waste on Salt; . . for limiting the quantity of British refined Sugar to be exported to the Isle of Man; and for repealing so much of an Act . . intituled 'An Act for encouraging and regulating the Trade and Manufactures of the Isle of Man,' etc., as relates to permitting any person to import into the Isle of Man Fish from any place whatever except from Great Britain, without payment of any duty. 1786. pp. 743-7.

An Act for the further increase and encouragement of Shipping and Navigation. 1786. pp. 1157-1191.

An Act for the relief of the Coast Trade of Great Britain for abolishing the Bond usually called the Isle of Man Bond, etc. 1792. pp. 851-862.
The bond referred to had to be given in compliance with The Mischief Act' of 1765.

An Act for the further encouragement of British Mariners, etc. 1794. pp. 921-935.

The Nunnery Estate. An Act for vesting the Settled Estates of Peter John Heywood, Esq., called The Nunnery, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the money arising from such sale in the purchase of lands and hereditaments in that part of Great Britain called England, to be settled in lieu of the said Estates in the Isle of Man intended to be sold. 1796. pp. 13.

A Bill. for the further encouragement of the trade and manufactures of the Isle of Man; for improving the revenue thereof; and for the more effectual prevention of smuggling to and from the Island. 14th May, 1798. pp. 9

An Act to continue until the fifth of July, 1802, an Act passed in the 38th year of the reign of H.M. for the further encouragement of the trade and manufactures of the Isle of Man, etc. 1801. pp. 337-9.

A n Act for continuing an Act made in this session intituled 'An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better payment of the Army and their quarters, etc. 1802. pp. 441-2.

An Act to continue until the fifth July, 1803, two Acts made in the 38th year of the reign of his present Majesty in the last session, for the further encouragement of the Trade and Manufactures of the Isle of Man, etc. 1802. pp. 961-2.

An Act for reviving, amending, and further continuing several Laws relating to the more effectual encouragement of British Fisheries, etc. ; and to the encouragement of the -trade and manufactures of the Isle of Man . . . until the 5th July, 1805. 1804. 777-8.

An Act for granting certain additional rates and duties in Great Britain on the conveyance of Letters. 1805. pp. 109112.

A Bill for settling and securing a certain Annuity on John now Duke of Atholl, and such person or persons as would for ever hereafter, for the time being, have been Lord or Lords of Man if the same had not been revested in His Majesty by an Act passed in the 5th year of his reign. Ordered to be printed 26th June, 1805; passed 12th July, 1805. pp. 5.

An Act for settling and securing a certain Annuity on John now Duke of Athol], and the heirs general of the Seventh Earl of Derby. 1805. pp. 1485-88.

A Bill for regulating and encouraging the Trade, for the improvement of the revenue, and Prevention of Smuggling -to and from the Isle of Man. Ordered to be printed 26th March, 1805. pp. 8.
Passed ??th Jul,., 1805.

An Act for regulating and encouraging the Trade, for the improvement of the revenue, and Prevention of Smuggling to and from the Isle of Man. 1805. pp. 1301-8.

An Act for consolidating the duties of Customs for the Isle of Man, and for placing the same under the management of the Commissioners of Customs in England. 1810. pp. 293-300.

An Act for the more effectual prevention of Smuggling. 1810. pp. 401-407. [1235, F70/2]

An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the last session for consolidating the Duties and Customs for the Isle of Man, etc. 1811. pp. 393-4.

An Act to allow a greater number of Sheep to be carried from England to the Isle of Man than are now permitted by law. 1811. pp. 385-386. [1236, F 70/2]

An Act to confirm certain articles of agreement between John Dulte of Atholl, Edward Earl of Derby, Claudius Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man, Edward Stanley, Rev. Daniel Mylrea, William Scott. John Cosnahan, and the Clergy of the Isle of Man, and for other purposes. 1811. pp. 31.
This Act was the result of the long-continued struggle between the Duke and the Clergy.' The original MS., which belonged to Sir Thomas Phillips, and sold at Sotheby's in 1893, is in the Library. G.W.W. Coll. 3944.

An Act to permit the exportation of certain articles to the Isle of Man from Great Britain. 1812. pp. 2.

An Act to suspend the exportation of Foreign Spirits from Great Britain to the Isle of Man under licence from the Commissioners of Customs, and to permit the exportation of a limited quantity of Irish Spirits in lieu thereof, etc. 1813. pp. 2.

An Act to repeal the duties granted by an Act passed in the 11th year of his present Majestv, for repairin,-, amending, and supporting the several Harbours and Sea Ports in the Isle of Man, and for granting new duties in lieu thereof, etc. 1814. pp. 3.

An Act for enabling the Commissioners of the I\orthern Lighthouses to erect Lighthouses on the Isles of Man and Calf of Man. 1815. pp. 1701-4.

All Act for the continuation of all persons in any office, place, or employment, civil or military, within the United Kingdom, , . . Isle of Man, etc. 1817. pp. 441-2.

An Act to charge additional Duties oil the importation of certain articles into the Isle of Man, and to regulate the trade. 1820. pp. 473-8.

n Act to amend an Act of the last session of Parliament or regulating the Trade of the Isle of Man, so far as elates to the quantity of 1.\Iuscovado Sugar to be imported nto the Island. 1821. pp. 809-10.

An Act for granting rates of Postage for the conveyance f Letters and Packets between the port of Liverpool and he Isle of Man. 1822. pp. 1013-4.

A Bill (as amended by the Committee) for regulating the Trade of the Isle of Man. 29th April, 1825. Act 6, Geo. IV, Cap. 115. pp. 10.

A Bill to empower the Commissioners of the Treasury to purchase a certain Annuity in respect of Duties of Customs levied in the Isle of Man, and any reserved Sovereign Ri ,hts belonging to John Duke of Atholl. 10th May, 1825. pp. 2.

An Act to empower the Commissioners of the Treasury to purchase a certain Annuity in respect of duties of Customs levied in the Isle of Man, and any reserved Sovereign Rights belonging to John Duke of Atholl. 1825. Pp. 349-50.

An Act for regulating the Trade of the Isle of Man. 1825. Pp. 1309-18.

A Bill for confirming the sales and conveyances made to 11-Al. of the Isle, Castle, Peel, and Lordship of Man, and other estates in Man, lately belonging to John Duke of Athol]. Ord, by H. of C. to be printed 19th May, 1829. [2611 1829. pp. 33.
Owing to the strong opposition of the House of Keys, the Bill was not proceeded with.

An Act for regulating the Trade of the Isle of Man. 1833. pp. 793-800. [1240, F 70/2]

An Act to extend the powers of the Commissioners appointed for the execution of two Acts for supporting the several Harbours and Sea Ports in the Isle of Man. 1840. pp. 469-471.

An Act to amend the laws relating to the Customs in the Isle of Man. 1844. pp. 4.

A Bill for amending the Isle of Man Harbours Act, 1863. pp. 2.

A Bill to alter certain Duties of Customs in the Isle of Man and for other purposes. Ord by H. of C. to be printed 23rd March, 1866. [91] pp. 6.

An Act for amending the Law relating to the Harbours and Coasts of the Isle of Man. 1872. pp. 12. [4974, F 70/2]

A Bill intituled An Act to amend the Telegraph Acts, 1863 to 1885, and the Post Office Acts in relation to the Isle of Man. Ordered by H. of C. to be printed 24th June, 1889. [113] pp. 3.

.See also Harrison's Bibliotheca Monensis; Mx Soc. xxiv, 1876, pp. 237-256; Sir James Gell's 'Abstract of the Laws,' Mx Soc. xii.


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