The Reports of Sir Edward Coke, Knt. [1572-1617]: In Thirteen Parts, Volume 6

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J. Butterworth and Son, 1826 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 299 - ... In the same term it was resolved by the two Chief Justices, Chief Baron, and Baron Altham, upon conference betwixt the Lords of the Privy Council and them, that the King by his proclamation cannot create any offence which was not an offence before, for then he may alter the law of the land by his proclamation in a high point; for if he may create an offence where none is, upon that ensues fine and imprisonment: also the law of England is divided into three parts, common law, statute law, and...
Page 343 - By the general law, and of common, right, all the pews in a parish church are the common property of the parish : they are for the use, in common, of the parishioners, who are all entitled to be seated, orderly, and conveniently, so as best to provide for the accommodation of all.
Page 162 - as well mechanical as others, which prevent idleness (the bane of the commonwealth) and exercise men and youth in labor for the maintenance of themselves and their families, and for the increase of their substance, to serve the queen when occasion shall require, are profitable for the commonwealth, and therefore the grant to the plaintiff to have the sole making of them is against the common law and the benefit...
Page 299 - Also it was resolved, that the King hath no prerogative but that which the law of the land allows him. But the King, for prevention of offences, may by proclamation admonish his subjects that they keep the laws and do not offend them ; upon punishment to be inflicted by the law, etc.
Page 226 - King (concerning his justice) shall not be drawn in question before any other judge, for any surmise of corruption, except before the King himself, is for this ; the King himself is de jure to deliver justice to all his subjects ; and for this, that he himself cannot do it to all persons, he delegates his power to his judges, who have the custody and guard of the King's oath. " And forasmuch as this concerns the honor and conscience of the King, there is great reason that the King himself shall take...
Page 175 - May, in the sixteenth year of our Reign, of England, France and Ireland; and of Scotland the one and fiftieth.
Page 281 - To which it was answered by me, in the presence and with the clear consent of all the judges of England and barons of the exchequer, that the king in his own person cannot adjudge any case, either criminal (as treason, felony...
Page 226 - Bep. 25, 26. the Judges of the realm have the administration of justice, under the King, to all his subjects, they ought not to be drawn into question for any supposed corruption, which extends to the annihilating of a record, or of any judicial proceedings before them, or tending to the slander of the justice of the King, which will trench to the scandal of the King himself, except it be before the King himself; for they are only to make an account to God and the King, and not to answer to any suggestion...
Page 271 - ... but only such as heretofore have been determined, ordered or adjudged to be heresy by the authority of the canonical Scriptures, or by the first four General Councils or any of them, or by any other General Council wherein the same was declared heresy by the express and plain words of the said canonical Scriptures...
Page 109 - An Act for retaining the Queen's subjects in their due obedience ' ; hereafter expressed, viz. ' Be it also further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that every person above the age of sixteen years, which shall not repair to some Church, Chapel, or usual place of Common Prayer, but forbear the same, contrary to the tenor of a statute made in the first year of her Majesty's reign, for uniformity of Common Prayer, and being thereof lawfully convicted, shall forfeit to the Queen's Majesty for every...