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Prosecution to be commenced within 3 years.

51. If any valid marriage shall be had under the provisions of this Act by
means of any wilfully false notice, certificate, or declaration made by either
party to such marriage, as to any matter to which a notice, certificate, or
declaration is herein required, it shall be lawful for her Majesty's attorney
general ... for Ireland to sue in the Court of Chancery or Court of Exchequer
in Ireland for a forfeiture of all estate and interest in any property
accruing to the offending party by such marriage; and the proceedings
thereupon and consequences thereof shall be the same as are provided in the
like case with regard to marriages solemnized in England by licence before the
passing of this Act according to the rites of the Church of England.

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