Jamaica: Laws Declaring Act (1664)

Laws/Ordinances Jamaica Slave Code: Laws Declaring Act (1664) “An Act declareing the Laws of England in force in this Island”   About This document is one of several that shows how the structures of government were set, and in particular structures...

Jamaica Slave Code: Masters and Servants (1664)

Jamaica Jamaica Slave Code: Masters and Servants(1664) “An Act for the good Governing of Servants & ordering Rights betweene Masters & Servants”  Introduction This act was passed (sort of—approved the Council of Jamaica, and the Royal Governor,...

Habeas Corpus Act of 1679

“Produce the Body” Habeas Corpus Act of 1679 With Charles II increasingly concentrating power in the hands of the monarchy, and English liberties seemingly at risk at every turn, Parliament takes the step to enshrine the right to the writ of habeas corpus...