Item 2 - Conventicle Act (certificate of proceedings): Francis Turner

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SJCR/SJAR/1/1/Turner/2

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GB 1859 SJCR/SJAR/1/1/Turner/2

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Conventicle Act (certificate of proceedings): Francis Turner

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  • July 1670 (Creation)

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(1670-1679)

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Certificate of proceedings under the Conventicles Act, including an attempt to arrest dissenters in Toft Cambridgeshire: a vivid description of how the Act was enforced, by Stephen Perry & others.

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The Conventicles Act 1670 is an Act of the Parliament of England (22 Car. II. c. 1) with the long title "An Act to prevent and suppress Seditious Conventicles".
The Act imposed a fine on any person who attended a conventicle (any religious assembly other than the Church of England) of five shillings for the first offence and ten shillings for a second offence. Any preacher or person who allowed their house to be used as a meeting house for such an assembly could be fined 20 shillings and 40 shillings for a second offence.

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D105.149

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  • Box: 171/COLLEGE