List of Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain, 1760–79

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This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain for the years 1760–1779. For Acts passed up until 1707 see List of Acts of the Parliament of England and List of Acts of the Parliament of Scotland. See also the List of Acts of the Parliament of Ireland.

For Acts passed from 1801 onwards see List of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. For Acts of the devolved parliaments and assemblies in the United Kingdom, see the List of Acts of the Scottish Parliament from 1999, the List of Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly, and the List of Acts and Measures of the National Assembly for Wales; see also the List of Acts of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.

The number shown after each Act's title is its chapter number. Acts are cited using this number, preceded by the year(s) of the reign during which the relevant parliamentary session was held; thus the Union with Ireland Act 1800 is cited as "39 & 40 Geo. 3 c. 67", meaning the 67th Act passed during the session that started in the 39th year of the reign of George III and which finished in the 40th year of that reign. Note that the modern convention is to use Arabic numerals in citations (thus "41 Geo. 3" rather than "41 Geo. III"). Note also that Acts of the last session of the Parliament of Great Britain and the first session of the Parliament of the United Kingdom are both cited as "41 Geo. 3".

Acts passed by the Parliament of Great Britain did not have a short title; however, some of these Acts have subsequently been given a short title by Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (such as the Short Titles Act 1896).

Before the Acts of Parliament (Commencement) Act 1793 came into force on 8 April 1793, Acts passed by the Parliament of Great Britain were deemed to have come into effect on the first day of the session in which they were passed. Because of this, the years given in the list below may in fact be the year before a particular Act was passed.

1760-1769[edit]

1760 (1 Geo. 3)[edit]

1761 (2 Geo. 3)[edit]

1762[edit]

2 Geo. 3[edit]

3 Geo. 3[edit]

1763[edit]

3 Geo. 3[edit]

4 Geo. 3[edit]

1764 (4 Geo. 3)[edit]

1765 (5 Geo. 3)[edit]

1766[edit]

6 Geo. 3[edit]

7 Geo. 3[edit]

1767 (7 Geo. 3)[edit]

1768[edit]

8 Geo. 3[edit]

Short Title Chapter Long Title Status
Army in Ireland Act 1768 c. 13 An Act to explain and amend so much of an act made in the tenth year of the reign of King William the Third, intituled, An act for granting an aid to his Majesty for disbanding the army, and other necessary occasions, as relates to the number of troops to be kept upon the Irish establishment. Repealed
Birmingham Canal Navigation Act 1768 c. 38 An Act for making and maintaining a navigable cut or canal from Birmingham to Bilstone, and from thence to Autherley, there to communicate with the canal now making between the rivers Severn and Trent; and for making collateral cuts up to several coal mines. Repealed
Colonial Trade Act 1768 c. 22 An Act for the more easy and effectual recovery of the penalties and forfeitures inflicted by the acts of parliament relating to the trade or revenues of the British colonies and plantations in America. Repealed
Customs Act 1768 c. 23 An Act to repeal so much of an act made in the fourth year of his present Majesty, as affects the island of Guernsey and Jersey, with respect to the leakage of wines imported into this kingdom from the said islands under certain restrictions and regulations; and for continuing an act made in the thirty third year of his late Majesty, for the better encouragement of the making of sale cloth in Great Britain. Repealed
Droitwich Roads Act 1768 c. 39 An Act to continue the terms and enlarge the powers of several acts of the twelfth of Queen Anne, the twelfth of King George the First, and the twenty second of his late Majesty, for repairing the road from the city of Worcester, through Droitwich, to Bromsgrove, and other roads therein mentioned; and to repeal an act of the twenty eighth year of his late Majesty for repairing the roads lying in and leading from Droitwich aforesaid; and for amending the several roads which were directed to be repaired by the said act. Repealed
Duchy of Cornwall Act 1768 c. 26 An Act to enable his Majesty to make leases, copies, and grants of offices, lands, and hereditaments, parcel of the duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same, and for other purposes therein mentioned. Repealed
Dunbar Water Supply Act 1768 c. 57 An Act for the better supplying the town of Dunbar with fresh water. Repealed
East India Company Act 1768 c. 11 An Act for further regulating the proceedings of the united company of merchants of England trading to the East Indies with respect to the making of dividends. Repealed
Exportation Act 1768 c. 24 An Act to permit the exportation of certain quantities of malt belonging to certain merchants in the county of Norfolk, and which were made for exportation between the fifteenth of November, one thousand seven hundred and sixty six, and the passing the act of the last session for prohibiting the exportation of malt. Repealed
Exportation and Importation Act 1768 c. 1 An Act to continue and amend an act made in the last session of parliament, to prohibit, for a limited time, the exportation of corn, grain, meal, malt, flour, bread, biscuit, and starch, and also the extraction of low wines and spirits from wheat and wheat flour. Repealed
Exportation and Importation Act 1768 c. 2 An Act to continue several acts made in the left session of parliament, for allowing the importation of wheat, wheat flour, barley, barley meal, pulse, oats, oatmeal, rye, and rye meal, duty-free; and also so much of an act made in the same session as relates to the free importation of rice from his Majesty's colonies in North America; and to allow the importation of wheat and wheat flour from Africa, for a limited time, free of duty. Repealed
Exportation and Importation Act 1768 c. 3 An Act for the free importation of Indian corn, or maize, from any of his Majesty's colonies in America for a time therein limited. Repealed
Forth and Clyde Navigation Act 1768 c. 63 An Act for making and maintaining a navigable cut or canal from the firth or river of Forth, at or neat the mouth of the river of Carron, in the county of Stirling, to the firth or river of Clyde, at or near a place called Dalmuir Burnfoot, in the. county of Dumbarton; and also a collateral cut from the same to the city of Glasgow, and for making a navigable cut or canal of communication from the port and harbour of Borrowstounness, to join the said canal at or near the place where it will fall into the firth of Forth. Repealed
Glasgow: Improvement Act 1768 c. 16 An Act for making and widening a passage or street from The Salt Market Street, in the city of Glasgow, to Saint Andrew's Church, in the said city; and for enlarging and completing the church-yard of the said church; and for making and building a convenient exchange or square in the said city; and also for explaining and amending an act passed in the thirty second year of his late Majesty, for improving the navigation of the river Clyde, to the city of Glasgow; and for building a bridge cross the said river, from the said city to the village of Gorbells. Repealed
Gloucester and Oxford Roads Act 1768 c. 41 An Act for continuing and enlarging the powers of an act passed in the twenty fourth year of the reign of his late Majesty, intituled, An act for repairing the road from the top of Crickley Hill, in the county of Gloucester, to Frogg Mill, through the towns of North Leach, Burford, and Witney, and parishes of Hanborough and Bladon, to Campsfield, in the parish of Kidlington, in the county of Oxford; and also the road from Witney, through Eynsham, Cumner, and Botley, to the city of Oxford; except so much thereof as relates to the road from Witney, through Eynsham, Cumner, and Botley, to the city of Oxford; and also for repairing and widening the road from Campsfield, to the turnpike road at or near Enslow Bridge, in the said county of Oxford. Repealed
Goudhurst Roads Act 1768 c. 35 An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in repair, several roads leading to and through the town of Goudhurst in the county of Kent. Repealed
Great Sessions in Wales Act 1768 c. 14 An Act for providing proper accommodations for his Majesty's justices of the great sessions in Wales, during the time of holding such sessions. Repealed
Gresham College, etc. Act 1768 c. 32 An Act for carrying into execution an agreement made between the mayor and commonalty and citizens of the city of London, and the wardens and commonalty of the mystery of Mercers of the said city, and Stamp Brookbank esquire, secretary to the commissioners of his Majesty's revenue of excise, for the purchase of Gresham College, and the ground and buildings thereunto belonging; and for vesting the same unalienably in the crown for the purposes of erecting and building an excise office there; and for enabling the lecturers of the said college to marry, notwithstanding any restriction contained in the will of Sir Thomas Gresham knight, deceased. Repealed
Halifax: Water Supply, etc. Act 1768 c. 44 An Act to amend and render more effectual an act made in the second year of the reign of his present Majesty, for supplying the town of Halifax with water; and for better, paving, cleansing, and lighting, the streets and other places there; and for removing all nuisances, incroachments, and obstructions, within the said town, and preventing the like for the future. Repealed
Hardington and Old Stratford Road Act 1768 c. 52 An Act for repairing and widening the road from the way post in the parish in Hardingston, in the county of Northampton, to Old Stratford, in the said county. Repealed
Highways Act 1768 c. 5 An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, an act passed in the seventh year of his present Majesty's reign intituled, An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into one act of parliament, the several statutes now in being for the amendment and preservation of the publick highways of this kingdom; and for other purposes therein mentioned. Repealed
Importation Act 1768 c. 9 An Act to continue and amend an act made in the fifth year of the reign of his present Majesty, intituled, An act for importation of salted beef, pork, bacon, and butter, from Ireland, for a limited time; and for allowing the importation of salted beef, pork, bacon, and butter, from the British dominions in America, for a limited time. Repealed
Indemnity Act 1768 c. 6 An Act to indemnify such persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for offices and employments within the time limited by law, and for allowing further time for that purpose; and to indemnify members, and officers in cities, corporations, and borough towns, whose admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them time to provide admissions duly stamped. Repealed
Journeymen Tailors, London Act 1768 c. 17 An Act to amend an act made in the seventh year of King George the First, intituled, An all for regulating the journeymen taylors within the weekly bills of mortality. Repealed
Kingston-upon-Thames to Sheet Bridge Road Act 1768 c. 56 An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual, and to enlarge the term and powers granted by an act passed in the twenty second year of the reign of his late Majesty, so far as the said act relates to the repairing and widening the road from the town of Kingston upon Thames, in the county of Surrey, to a place called Sheet Bridge, near Petersfield, in the county of Southampton. Repealed
Land Tax Act 1768 c. 8 An Act for granting an aid to his Majesty by a land tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight. Repealed
Local (Abingdon to Swinford) Road Act 1768 c. 61 An Act for repairing and widening the road from the Mayor's Stone in Abingdon, in the county of Berks, through Cumner, to the ancient horse road at Swinford in the said county. Repealed
Local (Coventry Canal) Act 1768 c. 36 An Act for making and maintaining a navigable canal from the city of Coventry, to communicate upon Fradley Heath, in the county of Stafford, with a canal now making between the rivers Trent and Mersey. Repealed
Local (Coventry Gaol) Act 1768 c. 40 An Act for rebuilding and enlarging the common gaol of the city and county of the city of Coventry; and for appointing a place for the custody of prisoners in the mean time. Repealed
Local (Hawford-Droitwich Canal) Act 1768 c. 37 An Act for making and maintaining a navigable cut or canal from the river Severn, at or near a place called Hawford, in the parish of Claines, in the county of Worcester, to or near a place called Chapel Bridge, within the borough of Droitwich, in the said county. Repealed
Local (Hertford Shire-house) Act 1768 c. 58 An Act for taking down the present shire-house in the market-place of the town of Hertford, in the county of Hertford; and for building a new one on a more extensive and commodious plan in the market-place of the said town. Repealed
Maidstone to Cranbrook Road Act 1768 c. 43 An Act to enlarge the term and powers of an act made in the thirty third year of the reign of his late Majesty, for repairing the road from the thirty nine mile stone in Maidstone to Tubb's Lake, in the parish of Cranbrooke, in the county of Kent. Repealed
Malt Duties Act 1768 c. 4 An Act for continuing and granting to his Majesty certain duties upon malt, mum, cyder, and perry, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight. Repealed
Marine Mutiny Act 1768 c. 12 An Act for the regulation of his Majesty's marine forces while on shore. Repealed
Marylebone Improvement Act 1768 c. 46 An Act for repealing an act made in the twenty ninth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An act for the better regulating the nightly watch and beadles, and cleaning, enlightening, and paving, the streets, squares, lanes, and other passages, and repairing the highways and causeways, and regulating the poor within the parish of Saint Mary le Bone, in the county of Middlesex; and for making more effectual provision for those purposes. Repealed
Militia Pay Act 1768 c. 20 An Act for defraying the charge of the pay and cloathing of the militia in that part of Great Britain called England, for one year, beginning the twenty fifth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight. Repealed
Mutiny Act 1768 c. 7 An Act for punishing mutiny and desertion; and for the better payment of the army and their quarters. Repealed
Mutiny, America Act 1768 c. 19 An Act for further continuing an act of the sixth year of his present Majesty's reign, intituled, An act to amend and render more effectual, in his Majesty's dominions in America, an act passed in this present session of parliament, intituled, An act for punishing mutiny and desertion, and for the better payment of the army and their quarters. Repealed
National Debt Act 1768 c. 29 An Act for redeeming the remainder of the joint stock of annuities established by an act made in the third year of his present Majesty's reign, intituled, An act for granting to his Majesty several additional duties upon wines imported into this kingdom, and certain duties upon all cyder and perry; and for raising the sum of three millions five hundred thousand pounds by way of annuities and lotteries, to be charged on the said duties. Repealed
National Debt Act 1768 c. 31 An Act for raising a certain sum of money, by way of annuities, and a lottery attended with annuities, to be charged on the sinking fund; and for carrying certain duties on wines, and on cyder and perry, granted by two acts of the third and sixth years of the reign of his present Majesty, to the said fund. Repealed
Oxford Roads Act 1768 c. 34 An Act to enlarge and vary the term and powers of an act for repairing and widening the road from the west end of Thames Street, in the city of Oxford, over Botley Causeway, to the turnpike road near Fifield, in the county of Berks; and to provide .more effectually for repairing and widening the ancient horse road from the west end of Botley Causeway to Witney, in the county of Oxford. Repealed
Paving, etc., of London Act 1768 c. 21 An Act for the better paving, cleansing, and enlightening, the city of London, and the liberties thereof, and for preventing obstructions and annoyances within the same, and for other purposes therein mentioned; and for repealing an act made in the sixth year of his present Majesty's reign for those purposes. Repealed
Portsmouth improvement Act 1768 c. 62 An Act for the better paving and cleansing the streets, and other publick passages in the town of Portsmouth, in the county of Southampton; and for widening and rendering the same more commodious. Repealed
Reading and Hatfield Road Act 1768 c. 50 An Act for repairing, widening, turning, and altering, the road leading from Reading, in the county of Berks, through Henley, in the county of Oxford, and Great Marlow, Chipping Wycombe, Agmondesham, and Cheynes, in the county of Bucks, and Rickmansworth, Watford, and Saint Albans, to Hatfield, in the county of Hertford; and also the road leading out of the said road at Marlow, over Great Marlow Bridge, through Bysham, to or near the thirty mile stone in the turnpike road leading from Maidenhead to Reading. Repealed
Roxburgh Roads Act 1768 c. 60 An Act for repairing several roads leading through the county of Roxburgh. Repealed
Salop, Radnor and Montgomery Roads Act 1768 c. 51 An Act for amending and widening several roads leading from the town of Bishop's Castle, and from Montgomery, to the turnpike road at Westbury, and from Brocton to the turnpike road at Minsterley, in the several counties of Salop, Radnor, and Montgomery. Repealed
Selkirk Roads Act 1768 c. 59 An Act for repairing several roads leading through the county of Selkirk. Repealed
Shoreditch and Enfield Road Act 1768 c. 45 An Act to continue and render more effectual several acts passed for repairing the road leading from The Stones End, in the parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the county of Middlesex, to the farthermost part of the northern road, in the parish of Enfield, in the same county, next to the parish of Cheshunt, in the county of Hertford; and for amending the road from The Watch House in Edmonton, to The Market Place in Enfield. Repealed
Shoreditch Streets. Act 1768 c. 33 An Act for opening certain passages, and for paving the streets and other places, in the parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the county of Middlesex, and for preventing annoyances therein. Repealed
Somerset Roads Act 1768 c. 53 An Act for repairing and widening the road from Buckland Dinham, to the end of the parish of Timsbury; and also the road from Midsummer Norton, to the end of the parish of Norton Saint Phillips; and also the road from Tucker's Grave, to the road leading from Wellow, to a place known by the name of The Red Post, in the county of Somerset. Repealed
Stamps Act 1768 c. 25 An Act for reducing the duties on foul salt to be used for manure; for altering the stamp duties on certain policies of assurance; for amending so much of an act made in the thirty third year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, as relates to the allowance of the duties of customs, and exempting from the duties of excise such rum or spirits of the growth, produce, or manufacture, of the British sugar plantations in America, as shall be exported from this kingdom; for better securing the excise duties upon foreign liquors imported; for repealing a clause in an act made in the last session of parliament, prohibiting the sale of condemned tea for home consumption; for amending such parts of two acts made in the sixth and seventh years of the reign of his present Majesty, as relate to the depositing, in the warehouses belonging to the custom-house at London, foreign wrought silks and velvets, and cambricks, and French lawns, upon the seizure thereof. Repealed
Sunderland to Durham Road Act 1768 c. 42 An Act for enlarging and continuing the term and powers granted by an act passed in the twentieth year of the reign of his late Majesty, for repairing the road from Sunderland near the sea, to the city of Durham, in the county of Durham. Repealed
Supply, etc. Act 1768 c. 30 An Act for granting to his Majesty a certain sum of money out of the sinking fund; and for applying certain monies therein mentioned, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight; and for further appropriating the supplies granted in this session of parliament. Repealed
Theatre, Bath Act 1768 c. 10 An Act to enable his Majesty to licence a playhouse in the city of Bath. Repealed
Theatre, Norwich Act 1768 c. 28 An Act for licencing a playhouse within the city of Norwich. Repealed
Thetford and Newmarket Road Act 1768 c. 55 An Act for amending the road from Christopher's Bridge, in the borough of Thetford, in the county of Suffolk, to the north east end of the town of Newmarket, in the county of Cambridge. Repealed
Transportation Act 1768 c. 15 An Act for the more speedy and effectual transportation of offenders. Repealed
Unfunded Debt Act 1768 c. 18 An Act for raising a certain sum of money, by loans or exchequer bills, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight. Repealed
Whale Fishery Act 1768 c. 27 An Act for the further continuing several acts of parliament made for the encouragement of the whale fishery carried on by his Majesty's subjects. Repealed
Wilts and Somerset Roads Act 1768 c. 49 An Act to enlarge the term and powers of an act made in the twenty fifth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, for repairing the road from The Green Man in the chapelry of Seend, in the county of Wilts, to Beckington, in the county of Somerset; and for repealing so much of an act made in the same year for repairing several roads in the counties of Wilts and Somerset, as relates to the road from a place in Trowle Bridge Lane to Midford, and from Freshford to Hall's Close in Limpley Stoke; and for amending the said roads, and also several other roads leading from or near the roads included in the said acts. Repealed
Wilts Roads Act 1768 c. 48 An Act for continuing the terms of several acts made in the thirteenth year of King George the First, and in the seventeenth and thirty second years of his late Majesty, for repairing several roads leading from and through Chippenham, and from Chippenham Bridge, in the county of Wilts; and for amending the said acts, and reducing them into one act of parliament. Repealed
Yorks and Derby Roads Act 1768 c. 47 An Act for diverting, altering, widening, repairing, and amending, the road from Huddersfield, in the west riding of the county of York, to Woodhead, in the county palatine of Chester; and from thence to a bridge over the river Mersey, called Enterclough Bridge, on the confines of the county of Derby. Repealed
Yorks Roads Act 1768 c. 54 An Act for amending and widening the road from the city of York, to the top of Oswaldkirk Bank, and form the said road in Sutton Field through Craike towards Oulston, to the extent of the lordship of Craike, in the county of York. Repealed

8 Geo. 3 Sess. 2[edit]

1769 (9 Geo. 3)[edit]

1770-1779[edit]

1770 (10 Geo. 3)[edit]

1771 (11 Geo. 3)[edit]

1772[edit]

12 Geo. 3[edit]

13 Geo. 3[edit]

1773 (13 Geo. 3)[edit]

1774 (14 Geo. 3)[edit]

1775 (15 Geo. 3)[edit]

1776[edit]

16 Geo. 3[edit]

17 Geo. 3[edit]

1777 (17 Geo. III)[edit]

1778 (18 Geo. III)[edit]

1779 (19 Geo. III)[edit]