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Acts of Parliament relating to the Post Office:
King George II 1727-60

In the listing below, hyperlinks, where given, are to the copy of the text on this site (if there is one yet). If the link has a after it, only the relevant part(s) of the Act are quoted. For an explanation of the referencing conventions for Acts as used below see this short guide.


Skerries Lighthouse Act 1729

3 Geo 2 c.36
An Act for confirming a Patent granted by Her late Majesty Queen Anne to William Trench, Esquire, deceased, for erecting a Lighthouse upon the Island or Rock called Skerries, and for the better Maintenance of the said Lighthouse, and for making the Duties granted for maintaining the same perpetual.

Postage Act 1730

4 Geo 2 c.33
An Act for obviating a Doubt which hath arisen concerning the usual Allowance made upon the Delivery of Letters sent by the Penny Post to Places out of the Cities of London and Westminster and Borough of Southwark, and the respective Suburbs thereof.

(25th March? 1748)Post Office Act 1748

22 Geo 2 c.25
An Act to explain and amend so much of an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled An Act for establishing a General Post Office for all Her Majesty's Dominions, and for settling a weekly Sum out of the Revenues thereof for the Service of the War and other Her Majesty's Occasions, as relates to Horses or Furniture to be let to Persons riding Post.

Tobacco Trade, etc. Act 1753

26 Geo 2 c.13
An Act for the more effectually preventing the fraudulent Removal of Tobacco by Land or Water, and for the Ease of the fair Trader in Tobacco; and for ascertaining the Rates payable for the Portage of certain Letters; and for amending and explaining the Laws relating to the Sale of Spirituous Liquors by Retail.