Oath of Allegiance, etc. Act 1609

The Oath of Allegiance, etc. Act 1609 (7 Jac. 1, c. 6) was an Act of Parliament passed by the Parliament of England during the reign of James I. The Act ordered officers, ecclesiastical persons, Members of Parliament, lawyers and others to take the oath of allegiance or otherwise they would suffer penalties and disabilities.[1] The Act also declared that no MP could enter the House of Commons without first taking the oath before the Lord Steward or his deputy.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Thomas Edlyne Tomlins, The Law-Dictionary: Explaining the Rise, Progress and Present State of the British Law, Volume 2 (Payne, 1820), p. 65.
  2. ^ Tomlins, p. 87.