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Civil List Act 1697

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Civil List Act 1697
Citation9 Will III c. 23
Territorial extentEngland and Wales
Other legislation
Repealed byCivil List Act 1760
Status: Repealed
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Civil List Act 1697 was an Act of the Parliament of England (9 Will III c. 23).[1] This was the first Act of Parliament to set the Civil List, although the custom had begun in 1689.[2] The annual amount assigned to King William III and his household was £700,000, an amount that did not change until the beginning of the reign of George III in 1760.[3]


  1. ^ 'William III, 1697-8: An Act for granting to His Majesty a further Subsidy of Tunnage and Poundage towards raiseing the Yearly Su[m]m of Seven hundred thousand Pounds for the Service of His Maj[es]ties. Household & other Uses therein menc[i]oned dureing His Majesties Life. [Chapter XXIII. Rot. Parl. 9 Gul. III. p. 4. n. 5.]', Statutes of the Realm: volume 7: 1695-1701 (1820), pp. 382–85. URL: Date accessed: 30 April 2007.
  2. ^ Civil List article from Encyclopædia Britannica
  3. ^ History of the Monarchy, George III

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