Regarding those who embrace a false religion out of the country

And because there are diverse persons that pass out of the country and in the time of their remaining out of the same do embrace false religion contrary to that which is professed, allowed and maintained by his majesty, therefore the said estates declare, statute and ordain that all and whatsoever persons of this kingdom who shall depart and pass out of the bounds of Great Britain to parts beyond sea, and shall embrace any other religion than that which is presently professed within this kingdom, shall be by virtue and authority of this present act incapable and no way able to possess any office or honour within the kingdom thereafter.

  1. NAS, PC1/24, 378.