Catalogue description Chancery: Crown Office: Irish Parliament Bills

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Details of C 86
Reference: C 86
Title: Chancery: Crown Office: Irish Parliament Bills

Bills for the Irish parliamentary session of 1634-1635.

Date: 1634-1635
Related material:

Copies of the acts for this session were enrolled on the Parliament Rolls: C 65

Some Irish parliamentary bills may also be found in PC 1

Separated material:

Bills of the Irish parliament formerly preserved in the Public Record Office of Ireland (1634-1800) were destroyed in 1922.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 1 bundle(s)
Custodial history: According to the Record Commission report of 1800, the deputy clerk of the Crown stated that Irish parliamentary bills existed for the period up to 1782 but, as they were rarely called for, were not easily accessible. Such neglect probably accounts for the fact that very few have survived.
Publication note:

Most of the bills passed in this series are printed in The statutes at large, passed in the parliaments held in Ireland, ii (Dublin, 1786).

Administrative / biographical background:

'Poynings' law' of 1494 required that all bills submitted to the parliament of Ireland had to be approved by the king's deputy and his council in Ireland and the king and his council in England. Copies of bills passed by the Irish parliament were transmitted from Ireland for royal approval and kept with the records of the clerk of the Crown in the Crown Office.

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