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Habeas Corpus Act
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HABEAS CORPUS
CHAPTER 63

HABEAS CORPUS

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION

Short title
1. Sheriff, etc., within three days after service of habeas corpus with the exception of treason

and felony, as and under the regulations herein mentioned to bring up the body before the
court to which the writ is returnable.

2. How writs to be marked.
3. Habeas corpus not granted in vacation to prisoners who have neglected to pray the same.
4. Officer neglecting, &c. to make the said returns, &c.
5. Proviso as to imprisonment of party after having been set at large upon habeas corpus.
6. If persons committed for high treason or felony plainly expressed in warrant shall not on

petition be indicated as herein mentioned, judges, &c., may discharge upon bail.
7. Proviso respecting persons charged in debt, &c.
8. Persons committed for criminal matter not to be removed but by habeas corpus or other

legal writ.
9. Proviso for application for and granting habeas corpus in vacation time.
10. Habeas corpus may be directed into counties palatine, &c.
11. No subject to be sent prisoner into Scotland, &c. or any parts beyond the seas.
12. Proviso for contracts for transportation.
13. And for transportation of persons convicted of felony and praying to be transported.
14. ……
15. Proviso for sending persons to be tried in places where any capital offence committed.
16. Limitation of prosecution for offences against this Act.
17. After assizes proclaimed, no person to be removed from common gaol upon habeas

corpus, but brought before judge of assize.
18. After assizes persons detained may have habeas corpus.
19. In informatin, &c. brought for offence against this law.
20. Proviso as to removal or bail of persons charged as accessories before the fact to petty

treason or felony.



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CHAPTER 63

HABEAS CORPUS
An Act for the better secureing the Liberty of the

Subject and for Prevention of Imprisonments beyond the
Seas.

A.D. 1679
[This Act may be cited as the Habeas Corpus Act.]
Recital that delays had been used by sheriffs in

making returns of writs of habeas corpus, etc.
WHEREAS great delayes have beene used by

sheriffes gaolers and other officers to whose custody any
of the Kings subjects have beene committed for criminall
or supposed criminall matters in makeing returnes of
writts of habeas corpus to them directed by standing out
an alias and pluries habeas corpus and sometimes more
and by other shifts to avoid their yielding obedience to
such writts contrary to their duty and the knowne lawes of
the land whereby many of the Kings subjects have beene
and hereafter may be long detained in prison in such cases
where by law they are baylable to their great charge and
vexation. For the prevention whereof and the more speedy
releife of all persons imprisoned for any such criminall or
supposed criminall matters bee it enacted by the Kings
most excellent Majestie by and with the advice and
consent of the lords spirituall and temporall and commons
in this present Parlyament assembled and by the authoritie
thereof that:

1. WHENSOEVER any person or persons shall
bring any habeas corpus directed unto any sheriffe or
sheriffes gaoler minister or other person whatsoever for any
person in his or their custody and the said writt shall be
served upon the said officer or left at the gaol or prison with
any of the under officers underkeepers or deputy of the said
officers or keepers that the said officer or officers his or their
under officers underkeepers or deputyes shall within three
dayes after the service thereof as aforesaid (unlesse the
committment aforesaid were for treason or fellony

31 Ch. 2
c. 2 extended by 2
of 1799

Short title.

Sheriff, etc.,
within three days
after service of
habeas corpus
with the excep-
tion of treason
and felony, as
and under the
regulations here-
in mentioned to
bring up the
body before the
court to which
the writ is re-
turnable.

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plainely and specially expressed in the warrant of
commitment) [upon payment or tender of the charges of
bringing the said prissoner to be ascertained by the judge
or court that awarded the same and endorsed upon the said
writt not exceeding twelve pence per mile1] and upon
security given by his owne bond to pay the charges of
carrying backe the prisoner if he shall bee remanded by the
court or judge to which he shall be brought according to
the true intent of this present Act and that he will not make
any escape by the way make returne of such writt [or 2]
bring or cause to be brought the body of the partie soe
committed or restrained unto or before the lord chauncellor
or lord keeper of the great seale of England for the time
being or the judges or barons of the said court from whence
the said writt shall issue or unto and before such other
person [and 3] persons before whome the said writt is made
returnable according to the command thereof, and shall
[likewise then 4] certifie the true causes of his detainer or
imprisonment unlesse the committment of the said partie
be in any place beyond the distance of twenty miles from
the place or places where such court or person is or shall be
resideing and if beyond the distance of twenty miles and
not above one hundred miles then within the space of ten
dayes and if beyond the distance of one hundred miles then
within the space of twenty dayes after such5delivery
aforesaid and not longer.

2. [AND to the intent that noe sheriffe gaoler or
other officer may pretend ignorance of the import of any
such writt bee it enacted by the authoritie aforesaid that all
such writts shall be marked in this manner Per statutum
tricesimo primo Caroli Secundi Regis and shall be signed
by the person that awards the same6 And if any person or
persons shall be or stand committed or detained as
aforesaid for any crime unlesse for treason or fellony
plainely expressed in the warrant of committment in the
vacation time and out of terme it shall and may be lawfull
to and for the person or persons soe committed or detained
(other then persons convict or in execution) by legall



1 Annexed to the original Act in a separate schedule.
2 And O.
3 Or O.
4 The likewise O
5 The O.
6 Annexed to the original Act in a separate schedule.

How writs to be
marked.

Person com-
mitted, except for
treason and fel-
ony, etc., may
appeal to the lord
chancellor, etc.

and certify the
true causes of
imprisonment.

Exceptions in re-
spect of distance.

Proceedings
thereon.

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process or any one [in 7] his or their behalfe to appeale or
complaine to the lord chauncellour or lord keeper or any
one of his Majestyes justices-(either8) of the one bench or
of the other or the barons of the Exchequer of the degree of
the coife and the said lord chauncellour, lord keeper,
justices or barons or any of them upon view of the copy or
copies of the warrant or warrants of committment and
detainer or otherwise upon oath made that such copy or
copyes were denyed to be given by such person or persons
in whose custody the prisoner or prisoners is or are
detained are hereby authorised and required [upon request
made in writeing by such person or persons or any on his
her or their behalfe attested and subscribed by two
witnesses[that9 were present at the delivery of the same10]
to award and grant an habeas corpus under the seale of
such court whereof he shall then be one of the judges to be
directed to the officer or officers in whose custodie the
party soe committed or detained shall be returnable
immediate before the said [lord chancellor or11] lord keeper
or such justice baron or any other justice or baron of the
degree of the coife of any of the said courts and upon
service thereof as aforesaid the officer or officers his or
their under officer or under officers under keeper or under
keepers or [their12] deputy in whose custodie the partie is
soe committed or detained shall within the times
respectively before limitted [bring such prisoner or prison-
ers13] before the sd lord chauncellour or lord keeper or such
justices barons or one of them [before whome the said writt
is made returnable and in case of his absence before any
other of them14] with the returne of such writt and the true
causes of the committment and detainer and there-upon
within two dayes after the partie shall be brought before
them the said lord chauncellour or lord keeper or such
justice or baron before whome the prisoner shall be
brought as aforesaid shall discharge the said prisoner from
his imprisonment takeing his or their recognizance with
one or more suretie or sureties in any summe according to



7 On.
8 Interlined on the roll.
9 Who O.
10 Annexed to the original Act in a separate schedule.
11 Interlined on the role.
12 O. Omits.
13 Interlined on the role.
14 Annexed to the original Act in a separate schedule.

Habeas corpus
may be awarded;

and upon service
thereof the offi-
cer to bring up
the prisoners as
before men-
tioned;

and thereupon
within two days
lord chancellor,
&c. may dis-
charge upon re-
cognizance;

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their discretions haveing reguard to the quality of the
prisoner and nature of the offence for his or their
appearance in the Court of Kings Bench the terme
following or at the next assizes sessions or generall gaole-
delivery of and for such county city or place where the
committment was or where the offence was committed or
in such other court where the said offence is properly
cognizable as the case shall require and then shall certifie
the said writt with the returne thereof and the said
recognizance or recognizances into the said court where
such appearance is to be made unlesse it shall appeare unto
the said lord chauncellour or lord keeper or justice or
justices [or15] baron or barons that the party soe
committedis detained upon a legall processe order or
warrant out of some court that hath jurisdiction of criminall
matters or by some warrant signed and sealed with the
hand and seale of any of the said justices or barons or some
justice or justices of the peace for such matters or offences
for the which by the law the prisoner is not baileable.

3. [PROVIDED alwayes and bee it enacted that if
any person shall have wilfully neglected by the space of
two whole termes after his imprisonment to pray a habeas
corpus for his enlargement such person soe wilfully
neglecting shall not have any habeas corpus to be granted
in vacation time in pursuance of this Act.16]

4. AND bee it further enacted by the authoritie
aforesaid that if any officer or officers his or their
underofficer or underofficers underkeeper or underkeepers
or deputy shall neglect or refuse to make the returnes
aforesaid or to bring the body or bodies of the prisoner or
prisoners according to the command of the said writt within
the respective times aforesaid or upon demand made by the
prisoner or person in his behalfe shall refuse to deliver or
within the space of six houres after demand shall not deliver
to the person soe demanding a true copy of the warrant or
warrants of committment and detayner of such prisoner,
which he nd they are hereby required to
deliver accordingly all and every the head gaolers and



15 O. Omits.
16 Annexed to the original Act in a separate schedule.

and certify the
writ with the re-
turn and recog-
nizance.

Proviso for pro-
cess not
bailable.

Habeas corpus
not granted in
vacation to pris-
oners who have
neglected to pray
the same.

Officer neglect-
ing, &c. to make
the said returns,
&c.

or upon demand
to deliver a copy
of warrant of
commitment;

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keepers of such prisons and such other person in whose
custodie the prisoner shall be detained shall for the first
offence forfeite to the prisoner or partie grieved the summe
of four hundred dollars and for the second offence the
summe of eight hundred dollars and shall and is hereby
made incapeable to hold or execute his said office, the said
penalties to be recovered by the prisoner or partie grieved
his executors or administrators against such offender his
executors or administrators by any action of debt suite bill
plaint or information in any of the Kings courts at
Westminster wherein noe essoigne protection privilege
injunction wager of law or stay of prosecution by non vult
ulterius prosequi or otherwise shall bee admitted or
allowed or any more then one imparlance, and any
recovery or judgement at the suite of any partie grieved
shall be a sufficient conviction for the first offence and any
after recovery or judgement at the suite of a partie grieved
for any offence after the first judgement shall bee a
sufficient conviction to bring the officers or person within
the said penaltie for the second offence.

5. AND for the prevention of unjust vexation by
reiterated committments for the same offence bee it
enacted by the authoritie aforesaid that noe person or
persons which shall be delivered or sett at large upon any
habeas corpus shall at any time hereafter bee againe
imprisoned or committed for the same offence by any
person or persons whatsoever other then by the legall order
and processe of such court wherein he or they shall be
bound by recognizance to appeare or other court haveing
jurisdiction of the cause and if any other person or persons
shall knowingly contrary to this Act recommitt or imprison
or knowingly procure or cause to be recommitted or
imprisoned for the same offence or pretended offence any
person or persons delivered or sett at large as aforesaid or
be knowingly aiding or assisting therein then he or they
shall forfeite to the prisoner or party grieved the summe of
two thousand dollars any colourable pretence or variation
in the warrant or warrants of committment notwithstand-
ing to be recovered as aforesaid.

Unduly recom-
mitting such dis-
charged persons
or assisting
therein;

penalty to the
party $2,000, 5
of 1987, s. 2.

first offence,
penalty $400;

second offence,
$800 and incapa-
city, 5 of 1987, s.
2.

Judgment at suit
of party suffi-
cient conviction.

Proviso as to im-
prisonment of
party after hav
ing been set at
large upon ha-
beas corpus.

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6. PROVIDED alwayes and bee it further enacted
that if any person or persons shall be committed for high
treason or fellony plainely and specially expressed in the
warrant of committment upon his prayer or petition in open
court the first weeke of the terme or first day of the
sessions of oyer and terminer or generall gaole delivery to
be brought to his tryall shall not be indicted sometime in
the next terme sessions of oyer and terminer or generall
gaole delivery after such committment it shall and may be
lawfull to and for the judges of the Court of Kings Bench
and justices of oyer and terminer or generall gaole delivery
and they are hereby required upon motion to them made in
open court the last day of the terme sessions or gaole
delivery either by the prisoner or any one in his behalfe to
sett at liberty the prisoner upon baile unlesse it appeare to
the judges and justices upon oath made that the witnesses
for the King could not be produced the same terme
sessions or generall gaole-delivery. And if any person or
persons committed as aforesaid upon his prayer or petition
in open court the first weeke of the terme or first day of the
sessions of oyer and terminer or generall gaole delivery to
be brought to his tryall shall not be indicted and tryed the
second terme sessions of oyer and terminer or generall
gaole delivery after his committment or upon his tryall
shall be acquitted he shall be discharged from his
imprisonment.

7. [PROVIDED alwayes that nothing in this Act
shall extend to discharge out of prison any person charged
in debt or other action or with processe in any civill cause
but that after he shall be discharged of his imprisonment
for such his criminall offence he shall be kept in custodie
according to law for such other suite.17]

8. PROVIDED alwayes and bee it enacted by the
authoritie aforesaid that if any person or persons subjects
of this realme shall be committed to [any18] prison or in
custodie of any officer or officers whatsoever for any
criminall or supposed criminall matter that the said person
shall not be removed from the said prison and custody into
the custody of any other officer or officers unlesse it be by



17 Annexed to the original Act in a separate schedule.
18 Interlined on the roll.

If persons com-
mitted for high
treason or felony
plainly expressed
in warrant shall
not on petition
be indicted as
herein men-
tioned, judges,
&c., may dis-
charge upon bail.

proviso;

and if not in-
dicted and tried
as herein men-
tioned then to be
discharged.

Proviso respect-
ing persons
charged in debt,
&c.

Persons com-
mitted for crim-
inal matter not to
be removed but
by habeas corpus
or other legal
writ.

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habeas corpus or some other legall writt or where the
prisoner is delivered to the constable or other inferiour
officer to carry such prisoner to some common gaole [or
where any person is sent by order of any judge of assize or
justice of the peace to any common worke-house or house
of correction or where the prisoner is removed from one
prison or place to another within the same county in order
to his or her tryall or discharge in due course of law or in
case of suddaine fire or infection or other necessity19] and
if any person or persons shall after such committment
aforesaid make out and signe or countersigne any warrant
or warrants for such removeall aforesaid contrary to this
Act as well he that makes or signes or countersignes such
warrant or warrants as the officer or officers that obey or
execute the same shall suffer and incurr the paines and
forfeitures in this Act before-mentioned both for the first
and second offence respectively to be recovered in manner
aforesaid by the partie grieved.

9. PROVIDED alsoe and bee it further enacted by
the authoritie aforesaid that it shall and may be lawfull to
and for any prisoner and prisoners as aforesaid to move
and obtaine his or their habeas corpus as well out of the
High Court of Chauncery or Court of Exchequer as out of
the courts of Kings Bench or Common Pleas or either of
them and if the said lord chauncellor or lord keeper or any
judge or judges baron or barons for the time being of the
degree of the coife of any of the courts aforesaid in the
vacation time upon view of the copy or copies of the
warrant or warrants of committment or detainer or upon
oath made that such copy or [320]copyes were denyed as
aforesaid shall deny any writt of habeas corpus by this Act
required to be granted being moved for as aforesaid they
shall severally forfeite to the prisoner or partie grieved the
summe of two thousand dollars to be recovered in manner
aforesaid.


19 Annexed to the original Act in a separate schedule.
20 Or O.

and if not in-
dicted and tried
as herein men-
tioned then to be
discharged.

penalty.

Proviso for ap-
plication for and
granting habeas
corpus in vaca-
tion time.

Lord Chancellor,
&c. unduly
denying writ;

penalty to party
$2,000; 5 of 1987,
s. 2.

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10. AND bee it enacted and declared by the
authority aforesaid that an habeas corpus according to the
true intent and meaning of this Act may be directed and
runn into any county palatine the cinque ports or other
priviledged places within the kingdome of England
dominion of Wales or towne of Berwicke upon Tweede
and the islands of Jersey or Guernsey any law or usage to
the contrary notwithstanding.

11. AND for preventing illegall imprisonments in
prisons beyond the seas bee it further enacted by the
authoritie aforesaid that noe subject of this realme that now
is or hereafter shall be an inhabitant or resiant of this
kingdome of England dominion of Wales or towne of
Berwicke upon Tweede shall or may be sent prisoner into
Scotland Ireland Jersey Gaurnsey Tangeir or into any parts
garrisons islands or places beyond the seas which are or at
any time hereafter [shall be21] within or without the
dominions of his Majestie his heires or successors and that
every such imprisonment is hereby enacted and adjudged
to be illegall and that if any of the said subjects now is or
hereafter shall bee soe imprisoned [every such person and
persons soe imprisoned22] shall and may for every such
imprisonment maintaine by vertue of this Act an action or
actions of false imprisonment in any of his Majestyes
courts of record against the person or persons by whome he
or she shall be soe committed detained imprisoned sent
prisoner or transported contrary to the true meaning of this
Act and against all or any person or persons that shall
frame contrive write seale or countersigne any warrant or
writeing for such committment detainer imprisonment or
transportation or shall be advising aiding or assisting in the
same or any of them and the plaintiffe in every such action
shall have judgement to recover his treble costs besides
damages which damages soe to be given shall not be lesse
then two thousand dollars in which action noe delay stay or
stopp of proceeding by rule order or command nor noe
injunction protection or priviledge whatsoever nor any
more then one imparlance shall be allowed [excepting such
rule of the court wherein the
action shall depend made in open court as shall bee


21 Interlined on the roll.
22 Interlined on the roll.

Habeas corpus
may be directed
into counties pa-
latine, &c.

No subject to be
sent prisoner into
Scotland, &c. or
any parts beyond
the seas.

Persons so impri-
soned may
maintain action
against the per-
son committing
or otherwise act-
ing in respect
thereof, as herein
mentioned;

treble costs and
damages; 5 of
1987, s. 2.

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thought in justice necessary for speciall cause to be
expressed in the said rule23] and the person or persons
who shall knowingly frame contrive write seale or
countersigne any warrant for such committment detainer
of transportation or shall soe committ detaine imprison
or transport any person or persons contrary to this Act or
by any wayes adviseing, aiding or assisting therein being
lawfully convicted thereof shall be disabled from thence-
forth to beare any office of trust or proffit within the said
[realme of England dominion of Wales or towne of
Berwicke upon Tweede] or any of the islands territories
or dominions thereunto belonging and shall incurre and
sustaine the paines penalties and forfeitures limitted
ordained and provided in [224] the Statute of provision
and premunire made in the sixteenth yeare of King
Richard the Second and be incapeable of any pardon
from the King his heires or successors of the said
forfeitures losses or disabilities or any of them.

12. [PROVIDED alwayes that nothing in this Act
shall extend to give benefitt to any person who shall by
contract in writeing agree with any merchant or owner of
any plantation or other person whatsoever to be transported
to any parts beyond seas and receive earnest upon such
agreement although that afterwards such person shall
renounce such contract.25]

13. PROVIDED alwayes and bee it enacted that if
any person or persons lawfully convicted of any felony
shall in open court pray to be transported beyond the seas
and the court shall thinke fitt to leave him or them in prison
for that purpose such person or persons may be transported
into any parts beyond the seas this Act or any thing therein
contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

14. ……


23 Annexed to the original Act in a separate schedule.
24 And by O.
25 Annexed to the original Act in a separate schedule.

and the person so
committing or
acting disabled
from office, and
incur premunire;
16 R. II. c. 5

and be incapable
of pardon;

Proviso for con-
tracts for trans-
portation.

And for trans-
portation of per-
sons convicted of
felony and pray-
ing to be trans-
ported.

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15. PROVIDED alsoe that if any person or persons at any
time residant in this realme shall have committed any capitall
offence in [England], Scotland or Ireland or any of the islands or
forreigne plantations of the King his heires or successors where he
or she ought to be tryed for such offence such person or persons
may be sent to such place there to receive such tryall in such
manner as the same might have beene used before the makeing of
this Act any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstand-
ing.

16. PROVIDED alsoe and bee it enacted that noe
person or persons shall be sued impleaded molested or
troubled for any offence against this Act unlesse the partie
offending be sued or impleaded for the same within two
yeares at the most after such time wherein the offence shall
be committed [in case the partie grieved shall not be then in
prison and if he shall be in prison then within the space of
two yeares26]after the decease of the person imprisoned or
his or her delivery out of prison which shall first happen.

17. AND to the intent noe person may avoid his
tryall at the assizes or generall gaole-delivery by
procureing his removeall before the assizes at such time as
he cannot be brought backe to receive his tryall there bee it
enacted that after the assizes proclaimed for that county
where the prisoner is detained noe person shall be removed
from the common gaole upon any habeas corpus granted in
pursuance of this Act but upon any such habeas corpus
shall be brought before the judge of assize in open court
who is thereupon to doe what to justice shall appertaine.

18. PROVIDED neverthelesse that after the assizes
are ended any person or persons detained may have his or
her habeas corpus according to the direction and intention
of this Act.

19. AND bee it also enacted by the authoritie
aforesaid that if any information suite or action shall be
brought or exhibited against any person or persons for any
offence committed or to be committed against the forme of
this law it shall be lawfull for such defendants to pleade the



26 Annexed to the original Act in a separate schedule.

Proviso for send-
ing persons to be
tried in places
where any capital
offence com-
mitted.

Limitation of
prosecution for
offences against
this Act.

After assizes pro-
claimed, no per-
son to be
removed from
common gaol
upon habeas cor-
pus, but brought
before judge of
assize.

After assizes per-
sons detained
may have habeas
corpus.

In informations,
&c. brought for
offence against
this law.

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generall issue that they are not guilty or that they owe
nothing and to give such speciall matter in evidence to the
jury that shall try the same which matter being pleaded had
beene good and sufficient matter in law to have discharged
the said defendant or defendants against the said
information suite or action and the said matter shall be then
as availeable to him or them to all intents and purposes as
if he or they had sufficiently pleaded sett forth or alledged
the same matter in barr or discharge of such information
suite or action.

20. AND because many times persons charged with
petty treason or felony or as accessaries thereunto are
committed upon suspicion onely whereupon they are
baileable or not according as the circumstances makeing
out that suspicion are more or lesse weighty which are best
knowne to the justices of peace that committed the persons
and have the examinations before them or to other justices
of the peace in the county Bee it therefore enacted that
where any person shall appeare to be committed by any
judge or justice of the peace and charged as accessary
before the fact to any petty treason or felony or upon
suspicion thereof or with suspicion of petty treason or
felony which petty treason or felony shall be plainely and
specially expressed in the warrant of committment that
such person shall not be removed or bailed by vertue of
this Act or in any other manner then they might have beene
before the makeing of this Act.

general issue.

Proviso as to re-
moval or bail of
persons charged
as accessories be-
fore the fact to
petty treason or
felony.

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