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Chronological Index

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

To read the abreviated abstract for any act listed below, please select its list name (some that cross subject boundaries may be found on more than one list). To browse the full list of acts available on a specific topic, please return to the Table of Contents, and visit the individual subject list.

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The index to the Acts is listed on four pages,
and arranged according to the reigns of the British Kings and Queens.
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Commonwealth
1642-1660
Charles II
1660-1685
James II
1685-1689
William & Mary
1689-1702
Anne
1702-1714
George I
1714-1727
George II
1727-1760
George III
1760-1820
George IV
1820-1830
William IV
1830-1837
Victoria
1837-1901

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28th February 1820
  • [Anno 1 (& Geo.III, anno 60), Cap.13]. Mutiny Act Continuance Act 1820
       Military Laws
22d June 1820 15th July 1820 24th July 1820 8th June 1821 11th March 1822 15th March 1822
  • [Anno 3, Cap.9]. Reduction of National Debt Act 1822
       Financial Laws
  • [Anno 3, Cap.10]. Assize Commission Act 1822
       Judiciary Laws
21st March 1822 3d April 1822 15th May 1822 24th May 1822 24th June 1822 1st July 1822 5th July 1822 3d June 1824 4th June 1824 9th June 1824 17th June 1824 21st June 1824 24th June 1824 10th June 1825 27th June 1825 26th May 1826 23d June 1827 13th May 1828 23d May 1828 19th June 1828
  • [Anno 9, Cap.20*]. [re. the Estates of Elizabeth Russ, a Lunatic]
       Social Laws
    * Private Act
19th July 1828 22d May 1829 1st June 1829 19th June 1829 29th May 1830
  • [Anno 11, Cap.18]. Marriage Confirmation Act 1830
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16th July 1830 30th July 1831 5th October 1831 24th March 1832 9th April 1832 17th July 1832 27th June 1834 14th August 1834 15th August 1834 31st August 1835 28th July 1836 13th August 1836 William IV Act

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30th June 1837 26th January 1838 20th February 1838
  • [Anno 1, Cap.10]. Validity of Certain Contracts Act 1838
       Financial Laws
26th February 1838 30th March 1838 11th April 1838 9th May 1838 11th June 1838 4th July 1838
  • [Anno 1&2, Cap.29]. Parsonages (Amendment) Act 1838
       Church Laws
  • [Anno 1&2, Cap.31]. Sale of Church Patronages Belonging to Municipal Corporations Act 1838
       Church Laws
  • [Anno 1&2, Cap.32]. Courts of Common Law, Sittings Act 1838
       Judiciary Laws
  • [Anno 1&2, Cap.33]. Sugar Duties Act 1838
       Financial Laws
       Commercial Laws
27th July 1838 31st July 1838
  • [Anno 1&2, Cap.61]. Government Offices Security Act 1838
       Financial Laws
4th August 1838 10th August 1838 14th August 1838 15th August 1838
  • [Anno 1&2, Cap.107]. Church Building Act 1838
       Church Laws
  • [Anno 1&2, Cap.108]. Ecclesiastical Appointments Suspension Act 1838
       Church Laws
16th August 1838 29th July 1839 27th August 1839 4th August 1840 7th August 1840 10th May 1841 21st June 1841 30th June 1842 30th July 1842 5th August 1842 12th August 1842 28th July 1843
  • [Anno 6&7, Cap.36]. Scientific Societies Act 1843
       Social Laws
  • [Anno 6&7, Cap.18*]. [re. Shares belonging to Ladies Horatia Elizabeth and Ida Anne Walgrave, Infants]
       Social Laws
    * Private Act
10th August 1843 4th July 1844 30th June 1845 31st July 1845 4th August 1845 8th August 1845
  • [Anno 8&9, Cap.126]. Lunacy Act 1845
       Social Laws
2d April 1846 18th June 1846 26th June 1846 3d July 1846 27th July 1846
  • [Anno 9&10, Cap.36]. Coalwhippers, Port of London Act 1846
       Commercial Laws
3d August 1846
  • [Anno 9&10, Cap.40]. Ropeworks Act 1846
       Social Laws
7th August 1846 18th August 1846 26th August 1846
  • [Anno 9&10, Cap.79]. Lunatic Asylums (Ireland) Act 1846
       Social Laws
       Irish Laws
  • [Anno 9&10, Cap.84]. Lunatic Asylums, etc. Act 1846
       Social Laws
28th August 1846 23d April 1847 8th June 1847
  • [Anno 10, Cap.29]. Factories Act 1847
       Social Laws
25th June 1847 22d July 1847 23d July 1847 9th June 1848 22d July 1848 4th September 1848 24th May 1849 26th June 1849 28th July 1849 1st August 1849 29th July 1850 5th August 1850 14th August 1850 1st April 1851 11th April 1851 20th May 1851 5th June 1851 3d July 1851 24th July 1851 1st August 1851 7th August 1851 8th August 1851
  • [Anno 14&15, Cap.101]. Appropriation Act 1851
       Financial Laws
  • [Anno 14&15, Cap.102]. Seamen's Fund Winding-up Act 1851
       Social Laws
       Financial Laws
  • [Anno 14&15, Cap.103]. Public Health Supplemental Act 1851 (No. 3)
       Social Laws
  • [Anno 14&15, Cap.104]. Episcopal and Capitular Estates Act 1851
       Church Laws
  • [Anno 14&15, Cap.105]. Poor Law Amendment Act 1851
       Social Laws
  • [Anno 14&15, Cap.106]. St. Alban's Bribery Commission Act 1851
       Administrative Laws
28th May 1852 17th June 1852 30th June 1852 18th March 1853 4th August 1853
  • [Anno 16&17, Cap.45]. Government Annuities Act 1853
       Financial Laws
15th August 1853 20th August 1853
  • [Anno 16&17, Cap.109]. Loan Societies Act 1853
       Financial Laws
  • [Anno 16&17, Cap.123]. Investments of Friendly Societies Act 1853
       Social Laws
17th February 1854 23d March 1854 12 May 1854 2d June 1854 16th June 1854 3d July 1854 10th July 1854 24th July 1854 31st July 1854 7th August 1854 9th August 1854 10th August 1854 11th August 1854 12th August 1854 16th March 1855 26th April 1855 15th June 1855 25th June 1855 26th June 1855 16th July 1855 23d July 1855 14th August 1855 23d June 1856 30th June 1856
  • [Anno 19&20, Cap.38]. Factory Act 1856
       Social Laws
7th July 1856
  • [Anno 19&20, Cap.40]. Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1856
       Social Laws
  • [Anno 19&20, Cap.42]. Poor Rates Act 1856
       Social Laws
27th July 1857 10th August 1857 17th August 1857 19th April 1859 21st July 1859 8th August 1859 13th August 1859 15th May 1860 14th June 1860 6th August 1860
  • [Anno 23&24, Cap.58]. Friendly Societies Act 1860
       Social Laws
13th August 1860 28th August 1860 17th May 1861 11th July 1861 22d July 1861 1st August 1861
  • [Anno 24&25, Cap.55]. Poor Removal Act 1861
       Social Laws
  • [Anno 24&25, Cap.59]. Vaccination Acts Amendment Act 1861
       Social Laws
6th August 1861 11th April 1862
  • [Anno 25, Cap.9]. Sir J. Soane's Museum Act 1862
       Social Laws
29th April 1862
  • [Anno 25, Cap.12]. Protection of Inventions and Designs Amendment Act 1862
       Social Laws
29th July 1862 4th May 1863
  • [Anno 26, Cap.14]. Post Office Savings Bank Act 1863
       Financial Laws
8th June 1863 13th July 1863 21st July 1863 28th July 1863
  • [Anno 26&27, Cap. 87]. Trustee Savings Banks Act 1863
       Financial Laws
23d June 1864
  • [Anno 27&28, Cap.21]. Under Secretaries of State Indemnity Act 1864
       Administrative Laws
30th June 1864
  • [Anno 27&28, Cap.34]. House of Commons (Vacation of Seats) Act 1864
       Administrative Laws
  • [Anno 27&28, Cap.37]. Chimney Sweepers Regulation Act 1864
       Commercial Laws
25th July 1864
  • [Anno 27&28, Cap.48]. Factory Acts Extension Act 1864
       Social Laws
29th July 1864 2d June 1865 5th July 1865 13th March 1866
  • [Anno 29, Cap.5]. Savings Bank Investment Act 1866
       Financial Laws
30th April 1866 11th July 1866 16th July 1866 15th August 1867 20th August 1867
  • [Anno 30&31, Cap.117]. Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1867
       Social Laws
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24th June 1869 12th July 1869 9th August 1869 11th August 1869 20th June 1870 29th June 1871 13th July 1871 24th July 1871 13th May 1872 27th June 1872 18th July 1872 7th August 1874
  • [Anno 37&38, Cap.67]. Slaughter-houses, etc. (Metropolis) Act 1874
       Commercial Laws
19th March 1875 2d August 1875 27th June 1876 28th June 1877 23d July 1877 22d July 1878 23d May 1879
  • [Anno 42, Cap.42*]. [re. the Public Health (Scotland) Act, 1867, and Castle Douglas]
       Social Laws
       Scottish Laws
    * Local and Personal Act
14th June 1880
  • [Anno 43&44, Cap.2*]. [re. the Wards of Bristol]
       Administrative Laws
    * Local and Personal Act
3rd June 1881
  • [Anno 44, Cap.15*]. [re. confirming Provisional Orders ...]
       Administrative Laws
    * Local and Personal Act
27th June 1881 11th August 1881 19th May 1882 19th June 1882
  • [Anno 45, Cap.33*]. [re. confirming Provisional Orders ...]
       Administrative Laws
    * Local and Personal Act
3rd July 1882 10th August 1882 29th June 1883 16th July 1883 3rd July 1884
  • [Anno 47&48, Cap.82*]. [re. the Divided Parishes and Poor Law Amendment Acts]
       Social Laws
    * Local and Personal Act
14th July 1884 28th July 1884
  • [Anno 47&48, Cap.203*]. [re. amending the Stockton and Middlesborough Corporations Waterworks Act 1876]
       Municipal and Transportation Laws
    * Local and Personal Act
7th August 1884 25th September 1886 23 August 1887 5th July 1889 21st July 1891 27th June 1892 15th July 1897 1st August 1899
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