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Agricultural and Rural Laws

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These Acts of Parliament relate to the rural life and agricultural economy of the British nation. It includes legislation touching on the uses of agricultural products, duties and importation, distribution, etc., as well as relating to management of rural lands and resources. Agricultural products covered include grains, dairy, other produce, and products made thereof.

To ease your search for specific topics, keywords in each act are highlighted in red. By simply scanning through the chronological list, you should easily be able to narrow in on desired items. Through the reign of George II, acts are listed by the year in which the Parliamentary session ends ; from George III on they are by date of passage .

Local and Personal Acts, and Private Acts are identified by "Cap." numbers in green.

Some subjects, though, attracted such extensive legislation that the numerous acts relating to them can be found on seperate pages. Select from the links below for laws concerning:

Red dot Wool, Cotton, Fibers and Fabrics

For other related material contained within legislation filed elsewhere, see also:

Red dot Commercial Laws

The Acts are listed according to the reigns of the British Kings and Queens.
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Charles II
James II
William & Mary
George I
George II
George III
George IV
William IV

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1698 1697-98 1698-99

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1728 1731 1733 1748 1750 1754 1758 1759

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1761 1765 1770 1771 1772 1772 1774 1775 1784 1791 24th March 1796 26th April 1796 19th April 1799 25th March 1800 4th April 1800 1st May 1800 30th May 1800 20th June 1800 30th June 1800 28th July 1800 24th November 1800 8th December 1800 26th June 1802 24th March 1803 27th July 1803 23d June 1808 30th June 1808 21st May 1813 27th July 1814 11th July 1815 30th April 1816 21st May 1816 10th July 1817 5th June 1818 12th July 1819

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23d June 1827 13th May 1828 19th July 1828

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5th October 1831 17th July 1832

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29th July 1839 5th August 1842 4th July 1844 31st July 1845 4th August 1845 22d July 1848 24th May 1849 28th July 1849 1st April 1851 3d July 1851 24th July 1851 1st August 1851 7th August 1851 12th May 1854 24th July 1854 31st July 1854 10th August 1854 23d July 1855 13th August 1860 8th June 1863 11th July 1866 19th March 1875 3rd July 1882 5th July 1889

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