IRISH PENAL LAW - SOURCE Source: Abridgement-Papists; 4 Stats at L, 31. Note some discrepancies in section numbers between the two sources. According to Maureen Wall, The Penal Laws, 1,089 priests registered in 1704. No oaths were required of them. Note that this statute did not require registration for priests not in the country on that date. Sec. 4 provides that this act and the list of registered priests shall be read publically at every general assize, and that it will be in force for 5 years only. 8 Ann c.3 makes the act perpetual.
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