1694 in England

Events from the year 1694 in England.


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  • Mary Astell's (anonymous) argument for the promotion of female education A Serious Proposal to the Ladies, for the Advancement of Their True and Greatest Interest.
  • "N.H."'s The Ladies Dictionary, being a general entertainment of the fair-sex: a work never attempted before in English is published by John Dunton.




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1694 in Scotland

Events from the year 1694 in the Kingdom of Scotland.

Bank of England Act 1694

The Bank of England Act 1694 (5 & 6 Will & Mar c 20), sometimes referred to as the Tonnage Act 1694, is an Act of the Parliament of England. It is one of the Bank of England Acts 1694 to 1892.Sections 1 to 15 and 22 to 24 and 33 and 35 to 48 were repealed by the Statute Law Revision Act 1867.

Sections 16 and 18 were repealed by the Statute Law Revision Act 1966.

Sections 21 and 32 and 34 were repealed by section 8 of, and Part I of the Schedule to, the Bank Act 1892.

Section 25 was repealed by Schedule 3 to the Bank of England Act 1946.

Section 28 was repealed by Part XI of Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1976.

Sections 29 to 31 were repealed by Schedule 1 to the Statute Law Revision Act 1948.

Charles Middleton, 2nd Earl of Middleton

Charles Middleton, 2nd Earl of Middleton, Jacobite 1st Earl of Monmouth, PC (1649/1650 – 9 August 1719) was a Scottish and English politician who held several offices under Charles II and James II & VII. He served as Secretary of State for Scotland, the Northern Department and the Southern Department, before acting as chief advisor to James II and then his son James III during their exile in France.

Great Fire of Warwick

The Great Fire of Warwick was a major conflagration that swept through the small town of Warwick, England, beginning at 2:00 p.m. on 5 September 1694 and lasting for six hours. The fire started from a spark from a torch that was being carried up High Street. The town’s small population, the close-packed nature of the environment, and the amount of combustible building material all lead to the fire’s start and spread, and the limited fire-fighting methods of the time helped transform the small torch fire into a catastrophic event.

List of Fellows of the Royal Society elected in 1694

This is a list of Fellows of the Royal Society elected in 1694.

Meeting of Parliament Act 1694

The Meeting of Parliament Act 1694 (6 & 7 Will & Mary c 2), also known as the Triennial Act 1694, is an Act of the Parliament of England. This Act is Chapter II Rot. Parl. pt. 1. nu. 2.This Act required parliament to meet annually and to hold general elections once every three years.

This Act was partly in force in Great Britain at the end of 2010.The whole Act was repealed for the Republic of Ireland by section 3 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Electoral Act 1963.

Sections 3 and 4 were repealed by the Statute Law Revision Act 1867.

Profane Swearing Act 1694

The Profane Swearing Act 1694 (6 & 7 Will. & Mar., c.11) was an Act of the Parliament of England in effect from 24 June 1695 and repealed in 1746. It established a system of fines payable for "suppressing prophane Cursing and Swearing".

The preamble recited the provisions of the Profane Swearing Act 1623, noting that it had not been effective at suppressing "those detestable sins" due to various perceived deficiencies in the Act.

The Act provided that any person who profanely swore or cursed in the presence of a justice of the peace, or a town mayor, and was convicted on the oath of one witness or by their own confession, was to pay a fine. The fines were established at 1s for a servant, labourer, common soldier or seaman, and 2s for any other person; a second offence was to be fined at double the rate, and a third or later offence at treble. The monies thus received were to be used for the poor relief of that parish. Should an offender not pay the fine or give security, they were to be set in the stocks for an hour (or for two hours, for multiple offences); if under sixteen, they were to be whipped by the parish constable.

Any justice or magistrate who avoided carrying out their duties under the Act were to be fined 5l, half going to the informant. All convictions were to take place within ten days of the offence, and be recorded in a special book kept for the purpose. The Act was to be read four times a year in all parish churches and public chapels, with the parson or curate liable to a fine of 20s if this duty was neglected.

The Act was repealed by section 15 of the Profane Oaths Act 1745, which restated its general provisions, increase the fines for gentlemen and higher ranks, and provided for stricter enforcement.

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