List of Acts of the Parliament of England, 1485–1601

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This is a list of Acts of the Parliament of England for the years 1485–1601 (i.e. during the reign of the House of Tudor).

For Acts passed during the period 1707–1800 see List of Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain. See also the List of Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, the List of Acts of the Parliament of Ireland to 1700, and the List of Acts of the Parliament of Ireland, 1701–1800.

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.

For medieval statutes, etc. that are not considered to be Acts of Parliament, see the List of English statutes.

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. The modern convention is to use Arabic numerals in citations (thus "41 Geo. 3" rather than "41 Geo. III"). 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 England 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).

Acts passed by the Parliament of England 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.

Henry VII (1485–1509)

1485 (1 Hen. 7)

1487 (3 Hen. 7)

Note that the "Chronological Table of the Statutes" does not list a c. 15 for this statute

1488 (4 Hen. 7)

1489 (4 Hen. 7) (Rot. Parl. vol. vi p. 431)

1489 (4 Hen. 7) (Rot. Parl. vol. vi p. 434)

1491 (7 Hen. 7)

Note that c. 2 was traditionally cited as two separate Acts (cc. 2, 3), cc. 3–7 were cited as cc. 4–8 respectively, cc. 8–23 were cited as Private Acts cc. 116, and c. 24 was not printed

1495 (11 Hen. 7)

1496 (12 Hen. 7)

Note that cc. 8–13 were traditionally cited as Private Acts cc. 18

1503 (19 Hen. 7)

Henry VIII (15091547)

1509 (1 Hen. 8)

Note that cc. 1620 were traditionally cited as Private Acts cc. 15

1511 (3 Hen. 8)

Note that cc. 1623 were traditionally cited as Private Acts cc. 18

1512 (4 Hen. 8)

Note that cc. 917, 19, and 20 were traditionally cited as Private Acts cc. 19, 10, and 11 respectively, and that c. 18 was not traditionally included in printed collections of Acts

1513 (5 Hen. 8)

Note that cc. 919 were traditionally cited as Private Acts cc. 111

1514 (6 Hen. 8)

Note that cc. 1925 were traditionally cited as Private Acts cc. 17 and that c. 26 was not included in traditional collections of Acts

1515 (7 Hen. 8)

Note that cc. 711 were traditionally cited as Private Acts cc. 3, 1, 2, 4, and 5 respectively

1523 (14 & 15 Hen. 8)

1529 (21 Hen. 8)

Note that cc. 2226 were traditionally cited as Private Acts cc. 15

1530 (22 Hen. 8)

Note that cc. 1723 were traditionally cited as Private Acts cc. 17

1531 (23 Hen. 8)

Note that cc. 2134 were traditionally cited as Private Acts cc. 114

1532 (24 Hen. 8)

Note that cc. 1416 were traditionally cited as Private Acts cc. 13

1533 (25 Hen. 8)

Note that cc. 2334 were traditionally cited as Private Acts cc. 15, 7, 6, 8, 12, and 911 respectively

1534 (26 Hen. 8)

Note that c. 19 was not included in traditional collection of Acts, and that cc. 2026 were traditionally cited as Private Acts cc. 17

1535 (27 Hen. 8)

Note that cc. 2959, 6163 were traditionally cited as Private Acts cc. 131, 3234 respectively, and that c. 60 was not included in traditional collections of Acts

1536 (28 Hen. 8)

Note that cc. 1852 were traditionally cited as Private Acts cc. 135

1539 (31 Hen. 8)

Public Acts

  • (Joint tenants and tenants in common) c. 1. An Act concerning Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common.
  • (Fishing) c. 2. An Act that fishing in any several Pond, Stew or Mote, with an Intent to steal Fish out of the same, is Felony.
  • (Certain lands in Kent disgavelled) c. 3. An Act changing the Custom of Gavelkind.
  • (River Exe) c. 4. An Act concerning the amending of the River and Port of Exeter. this Act is still in force
  • (Manor of Hampton Court) c. 5. An Act whereby the King's Manor of Hampton Court is made an Honour, and a new Chase thereto belonging.
  • (Monasteries, etc.) c. 6. An Act that such as were religious Persons may purchase, sue and be sued, in all manner of Actions.
  • (Continuance of Acts) c. 7. An Act concerning the Continuance of the Statute for Punishment of Beggars and Vagabonds, and of certain other Statutes.
  • Proclamation by the Crown Act 1539 c. 8. An Act that Proclamations made by the King's Highness, with the Advice of His Honourable Council, shall be obeyed, and kept as though they were made by Act of Parliament.
  • (Bishops) c. 9. An Act authorising the King's Highness to make Bishops by his Letters Patent.
  • House of Lords Precedence Act 1539 c. 10 (still in force). An Act concerning placing of the Lords in the Parliament Chamber, and other Assemblies and Conferences of Council.
  • (Wales) c. 11. Act authorising the King's Highness newly to allot certain Townships in Wales.
  • (Taking of hawks) c. 12. An Act concerning wrongful taking of Hawks' Eggs and Birds out of the Nests; finding and taking up of the King's Hawks; hunting in the King's Forest, Park or Chase, or other Ground inclosed; and killing of Conies within any lawful Warren of the King's.
  • Suppression of Religious Houses Act 1539 c. 13. An Act for the Dissolution of all Monasteries and Abbies.
  • (Religion) c. 14 (Statute of the Six Articles). An Act for abolishing of Diversity of Opinions of certain Articles concerning Christian Religion.

Private Acts

  • Attainder of Marquis of Exeter and others. c. 15
  • Lady Taylboys' jointure. c. 16
  • Assurance of Mansion House in St. Laurence Pountney to Earl of Sussex. c. 17
  • Assurance of Chester Place to Earl of Hertford. c. 18
  • Assurance of Rycott Manor to Sir John Williams. c. 19
  • Lady Rochford's jointure. c. 20
  • Assurance of lands to Sir Christopher Hales. c. 21
  • Restitution of Sir Henry Norreis. c. 22
  • Assurance of lands to Sir Richard Rich. c. 23
  • Assurance of lands to Sir Henry Long and Sir Thomas Seymour. c. 24
  • Assurance of Bath Place to Earl of Southampton. c. 25
  • Exchange between Bishops of Rochester and Carlisle and Lord Russell. c. 26
  • Chancery Clerks' House. c. 27
  • Assurance of lands to Wyatt and Culpeper. c. 28

1540 (32 Hen. 8)

Public Acts

  • (Wills) c. 1. An Act how Lands may be willed by Testament.
  • (Limitation of prescription) c. 2. An Act for Limitation of Prescription.
  • (Perpetuation of Acts) c. 3. An Act for the Continuation of certain Acts.
  • Treasons in Wales Act 1540 c. 4. An Act for Trial of Treasons in Wales.
  • (Execution) c. 5. An Act for Contentation of Debts upon Execution.
  • (Conveyance of horses into Scotland) c. 6. An Act for Trial of Felonies upon conveying of Horses into Scotland.
  • Tithe Act 1540 c. 7. An Act for the true Payment of Tithes and Offerings.
  • (Game) c. 8. An Act against Sellers and Buyers of Pheasants and Partridges.
  • Maintenance and Embracery Act 1540 c. 9. An Act against Maintenance, Embracery; and against unlawful buying of Titles.
  • (Priests, etc.) c. 10. An Act for the Moderation of the Punishment of Incontinency of Priests and Women offending with them.
  • (Stealing hawks' eggs, etc.) c. 11. An Act concerning stealing of Hawk's Eggs, Conies and Deer.
  • (Sanctuaries) c. 12. An Act concerning Sanctuaries, Privileges of Churches and Church-yards.
  • (Horses) c. 13. An Act concerning the Breed of Horses of higher Stature.
  • (Navigation) c. 14. An Act for Maintenance of the Navy of England, and for certain Rates of Freights.
  • (Religion) c. 15. An Act concerning Archbishops, Bishops, their Chancellors, Commissary, Archdeacons and their Officials, to be in the Commission of the Act concerning the Abolition of erroneous Opinions in Christian Religion.
  • (Aliens) c. 16. An Act concerning Strangers.
  • (Paving of Holborn, Aldgate, etc.) c. 17. An Act for paving of Aldgate to Whitechapel, High Holborn, Chancery Lane, Grays-Inn Lane, Shoe Lane and Feuther Lane.
  • (Rebuilding of certain towns) c. 18. An Act for re-edifying of decayed Houses in sundry Towns, and Places of the Realm.
  • (Rebuilding of West Country towns) c. 19. An Act for re-edifying of decayed Houses in sundry Towns of the West Parts.
  • (Suppression of monasteries) c. 20. An Act concerning Privileges and Franchises.
  • (Trinity term) c. 21. An Act for the Abbreviation and Limitation of Trinity Term.
  • (Tenths) c. 22. An Act concerning the Accounts of Bishops and others, for the Tenth granted to the King's Majesty.
  • (Taxation) c. 23. The Subsidy of the Clergy of the Province of Canterbury.
  • (Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem (possessions, etc.)) c. 24. An Act concerning the Lands and Goods of the Hospitals of St. John of Jerusalem in England and Ireland, to be hereafter in the King's Hands and Disposition.
  • (Succession to the Crown) c. 25. An Act declaring the Dissolution of the King's pretensed Marriage with the Lady Anne of Cleves.
  • (Religion) c. 26. An Act concerning true Opinions and Declarations of Christ's Religion.
  • (Certain recent grants and licences avoided) c. 27. An Act for the Resumption of extraordinary Grants and of Licences of Absence; and Reversions in the Town of Calais, and the Marches of the same, and in Berwick; and of the Sheriffwicks for Life in Wales.
  • (Leases) c. 28. An Act that Lessees shall enjoy their Farms against the Tenants in Tail.
  • (Lands at Oswaldbeck, Nottinghamshire (descent)) c. 29. An Act concerning customable Lands in Osweldebek Soke.
  • (Mispleadings, jeofails, etc.) c. 30. An Act concerning Mispleading, Jeofails and Attorneys.
  • (Recoveries) c. 31. An Act for the avoiding of Recoveries by Collusion, by Tenants for Term of Life.
  • (Joint tenants for life or years) c. 32. An Act concerning Joint Tenants for Term of Life or Years.
  • (Disseisin) c. 33. An Act that wrongful Disseisin is no Descent in the Law.
  • (Grantees of reversions) c. 34. An Act concerning Grantees of Reversions to take Advantage of the Conditions to be performed by the Lessees.
  • (Forest) c. 35. An Act that Justices of Forests may make Deputies.
  • (Fines) c. 36. An Act for the Exposition of the Statute of Fines.
  • Cestui que vie Act 1540 c. 37. For Recovery of Arrearages of Rents by Executors of Tenant in Fee-simple.
  • Marriage Act 1540 c. 38. An Act concerning Pre-contracts of Marriages, and touching Degrees of Consanguinity.
  • (King's household) c. 39. The Jurisdiction of the Great Master of the King's Household.
  • Physicians Act 1540 c. 40. An Act concerning the Privileges of Physicians.
  • (Horsebread) c. 41. An Act concerning baking of Horse-bread.
  • (Concerning barbers and chirurgians) c. 42. An Act concerning Barbers and Surgeons to be of one Company.
  • (Shire days in County of Chester) c. 43. An Act concerning Shire-days in the County Palatine of Chester.
  • (Royston) c. 44. An Act that the Town of Roysten is reduced to one new Parish.
  • (Court of First Fruits and Tenths) c. 45. The Erection of the Court of the First-fruits and Tenths.
  • (Court of Wards) c. 46. An Act for the Establishment of the Court of the King's Wards.
  • (Payment of tenths by Bishop of Norwich) c. 47. An Act that the Bishop of Norwich shall be charged with the Collection of the King's Tenth, in his Diocese.
  • (Tenure as of Castle of Dover) c. 48. An Act concerning the Castle of Dover, Castle-Wards, and other Munitions thereabout.
  • (General pardon) c. 49. An Act concerning the King's most gracious, general and free Pardon.
  • (Taxation) c. 50. An Act for the Grant of two Subsidies, and four Fifteenths and Tenths to the King by the Temporalty.
  • Queen Consort Act 1540 c. 51

Private Acts

  • Cancellation of unpaid debts in Cofferer's custody. c. 52
  • Creation of the Honour of Ewelme by separating the Honour of Wallingford from the Duchy of Cornwall and uniting it to the manor of Ewelme. c. 53
  • Uniting various manors to Windsor Castle. c. 54
  • Honour of Hampton Court: annexation of the Manor of Nonsuch. c. 55
  • Uniting various manors to the Honour of Petworth. c. 56
  • County Palatine of Duchy of Lancaster: placing the Monastery of Furness within the survey, letting and setting of the Chancellor and officers of the county. c. 57
  • Attainder of Giles Heron. c. 58
  • Attainders of Richard Fetherston, Thomas Abell, Edward Powell, William Horne, Laurence Cooke and Margaret Tyrrell for adherence to the Church of Rome. c. 59
  • Attainders of Butolph, Damplipp, Brindholme, Philpot, Gryning, Barnes, Geratt, Jerome and Carewe for adherence to the Church of Rome. c. 60
  • Attainders of William Byrd, Lord Hungerford and others. c. 61
  • Attainder of Lord Cromwell. c. 62
  • Exchange of lands between King and Prebend of Rugemore. c. 63
  • Creating the Parish of St. Saviour, Southwark by uniting the parishes of St. Margaret and St. Mary Magdalen. c. 64
  • Resumption of the assignment made of the King's Household. c. 65
  • Sale between King and Sir Richard Rich. c. 66
  • Assurance of Rotherfield Greys (Oxfordshire) to Sir Frances Knolles. c. 67
  • Exchange of lands between the King and Elizabeth Hill. c. 68
  • Audrey Hare's estate: enabling her to sell land despite her minority. c. 69
  • Richard Long, concerning Shingay. c. 70
  • Sir Edward and Dame Isabel Baynton. c. 71
  • Assurance of lands to Harper. c. 72
  • Exchange between the King and Duke of Norfolk. c. 73
  • Exchange between the King and Lord La Warr. c. 74
  • Concerning Mr. Wyatt. c. 75
  • Exchange between Lord Audley, Sir Thomas Poynings and others. c. 76
  • Exchange between the King and Mr Wyat. c. 77
  • Assurance of lands to the Earl of Hertford. c. 78
  • Marquis of Dorset and Lord John Gray. c. 79
  • Exchange of lands between the King and the Duke of Norfolk. c. 80

1541 (33 Hen. 8)

Public Acts

  • (Counterfeit letters, etc.) c. 1. An Act concerning counterfeit Letters or privy Tokens to receive Money or Goods in other Men's Names.
  • (Fish) c. 2. An Act concerning buying of Fish upon the Sea.
  • (Welsh) c. 3. An Act for folding of Cloths in North Wales.
  • (Pewterers) c. 4. An Act concerning Pewterers.
  • (Horses) c. 5. An Act concerning keeping of great Horses.
  • (Cross-bows) c. 6. An Act concerning Cross-bows and Hand-guns.
  • (Exportation) c. 7. An Act concerning the Conveyance of Brass, Latten and Bell-metal over the Sea.
  • Witchcraft Act 1541 c. 8. An Act against Conjurations, Witchcrafts, Sorcery and Inchantments.
  • Unlawful Games Act 1541 c. 9. An Act for the Maintenance of Artillery, and debarring unlawful Games.
  • (Justice of the Peace) c. 10. An Act concerning the Execution of certain Statutes.
  • (Butchers) c. 11. An Act for Butchers to sell at their Liberty by Weight or otherwise.
  • Offences within the Court Act 1541 c. 12. An Act for Murder and malicious Bloodshed within the Court.
  • (Lordships of Wales) c. 13. An Act concerning certain Lordships translated from the County of Denbigh to the County of Flint.
  • (Prophecies) c. 14. An Act concerning false Prophecies upon Declaration of Names, Arms or Badges.
  • (Sanctuary) c. 15. An Act touching the Translation of the Sanctuary from Manchester to Westchester.
  • (Worsted yarn) c. 16. An Act for Worsted Yarn in Norfolk.
  • (Continuation of Acts) c. 17. An Act for Confirmation and Continuation of certain Acts.
  • (Kerseys) c. 18. An Act for true making of Kerseys.
  • (Exportation) c. 19. An Act expounding a certain Statute concerning the shipping of Cloths.
  • (Consequences of attainder for treason) c. 20. An Act for due Process to be had in High Treasons, in Cases of Lunacy or Madness.
  • Royal Assent by Commission Act 1541 c. 21. An Act concerning the Attainder of the late Queen Katharine and her Complices.
  • (Wards and liveries) c. 22. An Act concerning the Order of Words and Liveries.
  • (Criminal law) c. 23. An Act to proceed by Commission of Oyer and Determiner against such Persons as shall confess Treason, &c., without remanding the same to be tried in the Shire where the Offence was committed.
  • (Justices of assize, etc.) c. 24. An Act that no Man shall be Justice of Assise in his own Country.
  • (Naturalization of certain children born overseas) c. 25. An Act for making free certain Children born, beyond the Sea, and to put the same Children in the Nature of mere Englishmen.
  • (Conveyances by Sir John Shelton made void) c. 26. An Act to make frustrate certain Conveyances devised by Sir John Shelton.
  • Leases by Corporations Act 1541 c. 27. An Act for Leases of Hospitals, Colleges and other Corporations to be good and effectual with the Consent of the more Party.
  • (Clergy) c. 28. An Act for the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, the Chancellor of the Augmentations, and certain other Noblemen, to retain Chaplains.
  • (Monasteries, etc.) c. 29. An Act to enable Persons late Religious to sue and to be sued.
  • (Coventry and Lichfield) c. 30. An Act confirming the Authority of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield making Leases and other Grants.
  • Bishoprics of Chester and Man Act 1541 c. 31. An Act dissevering the Bishoprick of Chester, and of the Isle of Man, from the jurisdiction of Canterbury to the Jurisdiction of York.
  • (Whitegate church, Chester) c. 32. An Act for the Parish Church of Whitegate to be made a Parish Church of itself, and no Part of the Parish of Over.
  • (Hull Corporation and fishermen) c. 33. An Act concerning the Privileges of Kingston upon Hull.
  • (Fairs at King's Lynn) c. 34. An Act for the Town of Lyne, touching the Revocation of two Fairs.
  • (Gloucester water supply) c. 35. An Act concerning the Conduits at Gloucester.
  • (Repair of Canterbury and other towns) c. 36. An Act for repairing of Canterbury, Rochester, Stamford, and divers other Towns.
  • (Honour of Ampthill) c. 37. An Act touching the Honour of Ampthyll.
  • (Honour of Grafton) c. 38. An Act concerning the Honour of Grafton.
  • Crown Debts Act 1541 c. 39. An Act concerning the Erection of the Court of Surveyors.

Private Acts

  • Attainder of Richard Pate and Seth Hollond. c. 40
  • Assurance of the manor of Grafton and Upton Warren [Worcestershire] to Sir Gilbert Talbot. c. 41
  • Uniting the prebend of Blewbury [Berkshire] to the Bishop of Salisbury and granting the lands of Godalming to Thomas Paston in exchange. c. 42
  • Exchange of houses between Lord Admiral and Bishop of Rochester. c. 43
  • King's College, Cambridge. c. 44
  • Marchioness of Dorset's jointure. c. 45
  • Assurance of lands to Lady Dacres. c. 46

1542 (34 & 35 Hen. 8)

Public Acts

  • (Religion) c. 1. An Act for the Advancement of true Religion, and for the Abolishment of the contrary.
  • (Public Accountant) c. 2. An Act concerning Collectors and Receivers.
  • (Assize of wood and coals) c. 3. An Act for the Assise of Coal and Wood.
  • Statute of Bankrupts c. 4. An Act against such Persons as do make Bankrupt.
  • (Wills) c. 5. An Act for the Explanation of the Statute of Wills.
  • (Pins) c. 6. An Act for the true making of Pins.
  • (Wines) c. 7. An Act to authorise certain of the King's Majesty's Council to set Prices upon Wines to be sold by Retail.
  • Herbalists Act 1542 c. 8. An Act that Persons being no common Surgeons, may administer outward Medicines.
  • (Unloading of ballast, etc. from ships) c. 9. An Act for the Preservation of the River of Severn.
  • (Coverlets) c. 10. An Act for the true making of Coverlets in York.
  • (Welsh frises and cottons) c. 11. An Act for the true making of Frises and Cottons in Wales.
  • (London and Westminster paving) c. 12. An Act for the paving of certain Lanes and Streets in London and Westminster.
  • Chester and Cheshire (Constituencies) Act 1542 c. 13. An Act for Knights and Burgesses to have Places in the Parliament for the County Palatine and City of Chester.
  • (Criminal law) c. 14. An Act for the Certificate of Convicts to be made into the King's Bench.
  • (Dean and Chapter of Wells) c. 15. An Act touching the Dean and Chapter of Wells, to be one sole Chapter of itself.
  • (Sheriffs) c. 16. An Act for Sheriffs to be discharged upon their Accounts, and to have Allowances for their reasonable Expences in the Court of Exchequer.
  • (Tenths payable by certain bishops) c. 17. An Act for the new-erected Bishops to pay their Tenths into the Court of the First-fruits.
  • (Canterbury liberties) c. 18. An Act for Canterbury, concerning the Privileges of the fame.
  • Religious Houses Act 1542 c. 19. An Act for the Payment of Pensions and Portions granted out of the late Abbies.
  • Feigned Recoveries Act 1542 c. 20. An Act to embar feigned Recovery of Lands wherein the King's Majesty is in Reversion.
  • (Confirmation of grants) c. 21. An Act for the Confirmation of Letters Patents; notwithstanding misnaming of any Thing contained in the same.
  • (Fines of lands) c. 22. An Act that Fines in Towns Corporate shall be made as the same have been in Times past.
  • (Proclamations) c. 23. An Act for the due Execution of Proclamations.
  • (Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and payment of members) c. 24. An Act for the Assurance of certain Lands to John Hinde, Sergeant at Law.
  • (Windmill, etc. at Poole) c. 25. An Act for the Edification of a Windmill, and a Conduit at the King's Majesty's Town of Poole.
  • Laws in Wales Act 1542 c. 26 (repealed 1993 (c. 38) & 1994 (c. 32)). An Act for certain Ordinances in the King's Majesty's Dominion and Principality of Wales.
  • (Taxation) c. 27. An Act for the Subsidy of the Temporalty.
  • (Taxation) c. 28. An Act for the Subsidy of the Clergy granted of both Provinces, Canterbury and York.

Private Acts

  • Exchange of the Manor of Clerkenwell between King and Duke of Norfolk. c. 29
  • Assurance of the Treasureship of Sarum Cathedral to Thomas Robertson and of the Archdeaconry of Taunton to John Redman. c. 30
  • Denization of Thomas Brandoling's children. c. 31
  • Restitution in blood and name of Walter Hungerford and Edward Nevill. c. 32
  • Denization of William Maye's children. c. 33
  • Denization of Robert Dethick's children. c. 34
  • Assurance of the Clerkship of the Treasury and Warrants in the King's Bench to John Payne. c. 35
  • Grant of Parsonage of Strubby to Lincoln Cathedral. c. 36
  • Exchange between Archbishop of Canterbury, John Gage and Thomas Culpepper. c. 37
  • Assurance of Anne Sidney's jointure. c. 38
  • John Strelley's estate: partition amongst his daughters. c. 39
  • Elisabeth Burgh's children: deeming them illegitimate. c. 40
  • Assignment of Lady Cobham's jointure. c. 41
  • Hugh Dennis' inheritance and Magdalen College Cambridge's annuity. c. 42
  • Lady Parr's children: deeming them illegitimate. c. 43
  • Lady Draycot's estate: assurance of lands to certain heirs. c. 44
  • For the confirmation or establishment of Southwell Collegiate Church. c. 45
  • Sir Roger Lewkenor's inheritance: granting the lands according to the King's award. c. 46
  • Exchange between Bishop of Norwich and Thomas Paston. c. 47
  • Exchange between King and Bryan Tuke. c. 48

1543 (35 Hen. 8)

Public Acts

  • (Succession to the Crown) c. 1
  • Treason Act 1543 c. 2
  • (King's style) c. 3
  • (Repair of decayed houses, England and Wales) c. 4
  • (Religion) c. 5
  • (Jurors) c. 6
  • (Fish) c. 7
  • (Coopers) c. 8
  • (Land reclamation (Wapping Marsh)) c. 9
  • (London water supply) c. 10
  • (Parliament) c. 11
  • (Loans to the King) c. 12
  • (Lands at Walsingham (copyhold)) c. 13
  • (Lands of religious houses under £200 a year (tenure)) c. 14
  • (Paving of streets, Cambridge) c. 15
  • (Canon law) c. 16
  • (Preservation of woods) c. 17
  • (General pardon) c. 18

Private Acts

  • Exchange between King and William Bonham. c. 19
  • Ratification of Queen Katherine's jointure. c. 20
  • Exchange between the King and Mr Wollascott. c. 21
  • Exchange between the King and Duke of Norfolk and Earl of Surrey. c. 22
  • Exchange between the King and Denny. c. 23
  • Ratification of the King's award between Lord Dacre and the heirs of Sir James Strangways. c. 24
  • Assurance of the Prebend of East and West Bedwin [Wiltshire] to the Earl of Hertford. c. 25

1545 (37 Hen. 8)

Public Acts

  • Custos Rotulorum Act 1545 c. 1
  • (Hounslow Heath lands (copyhold, etc.)) c. 2
  • (Huntington Lane, Cheshire (repairs)) c. 3
  • Dissolution of Colleges Act 1545 c. 4
  • (Attaints) c. 5
  • (Criminal law) c. 6
  • (Justice of the Peace) c. 7
  • (Indictments) c. 8
  • (Usury) c. 9
  • (Libel) c. 10
  • (Repair of marshes, East Greenwich) c. 11
  • (Tithes in London) c. 12
  • (Repeal of 34 & 35 Hen. 8. c. 6 (pin-making)) c. 13
  • (Scarborough Pier) c. 14
  • (Wool) c. 15
  • (Duchy of Lancaster) c. 16
  • (Ecclesiastical jurisdiction) c. 17
  • (Crown lands (Honours of Westminster, Kingston, Saint Osyth's, and Donington)) c. 18
  • (Fines of lands in Lancashire) c. 19
  • Religious Houses Act 1545 c. 20
  • (Benefices) c. 21
  • (Juries) c. 22
  • (Continuance of Acts) c. 23
  • (Taxation) c. 24
  • (Taxation) c. 25

Private Acts

  • Exchange between the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Great Chamberlain and the Bishop of Salisbury. c. 26
  • Francis Knolles' estate in the manor of Rotherfield Greys [Oxfordshire]. c. 27
  • Jasper Hartwell and others. c. 28
  • Assurance of the manor of Ashby-Puerorum [Lincolnshire] to Thomas Littlebury. c. 29
  • Legitimation of Sir Ralph Sadler's children. c. 30
  • Knights of St. John marriage enabling. c. 31
  • Assurance of the Countess of Arundel's jointure. c. 32

1546 (38 Hen. 8)

Private Acts

  • Attainder of Duke of Norfolk and Earl of Surrey c. 1

Edward VI (15471553)

1547 (1 Edw. 6)

Public Acts

Private Acts

  • Establishment of Wells Deanery. c. 1
  • Assurance of lands to Crown from Earl of Rutland. c. 2
  • Assurance of lands to Lord Riche and Sir William Shelley. c. 3
  • Restitution in blood of Lord Stafford. c. 4
  • Restitution in blood of John Lumley. c. 5
  • Restitution in blood of Griffith Rise. c. 6

1548 (2 & 3 Edw. 6)

Public Acts

  • Act of Uniformity 1548 c. 1
  • (Soldiers) c. 2
  • (Purveyors) c. 3
  • (Sheriffs) c. 4
  • (Certain fee-farms) c. 5
  • (Traffic with Iceland, etc.) c. 6
  • (Religious houses) c. 7
  • (Inquisitions of escheator) c. 8
  • (Leather) c. 9
  • (Malt) c. 10
  • (Leather) c. 11
  • (Assurance of lands of Duke of Somerset) c. 12
  • (Easter offerings and tithes) c. 13
  • (Hail-shot) c. 14
  • (Victuallers, etc.) c. 15
  • (Custody of castles, etc.) c. 16
  • (Attainder of Sir William Sherington) c. 17
  • (Attainder and death sentence of Lord Seymour, High Admiral) c. 18
  • (Abstinence from flesh) c. 19
  • (Payment of tenths to King) c. 20
  • Clergy Marriage Act 1548 c. 21
  • (Customs) c. 22
  • (Marriages (pre-contract)) c. 23
  • (Criminal law) c. 24
  • (Sheriff's county court) c. 25
  • (Exportation) c. 26
  • (Gads of steel) c. 27
  • (Fines of lands, Cheshire) c. 28
  • (Sodomy) c. 29
  • (Rye and Winchelsea) c. 30
  • (Recognizances) c. 31
  • (Perpetuation of Acts) c. 32
  • (Horse stealing) c. 33
  • (Sheriff of Northumberland) c. 34
  • (Taxation) c. 35
  • (Taxation) c. 36
  • (Exportation) c. 37
  • (Calais) c. 38
  • (General pardon) c. 39

Private Acts

  • Kent Gavelkind lands. c. 1
  • Restitution in blood of Sir George Darcy. c. 2
  • Restitution in blood of Frances Carewe. c. 3
  • Restitution in blood of Edward Charleton. c. 4
  • Restitution in blood of Sir Ralph Bulmer. c. 5
  • Restitution in blood of Henry Weston. c. 6
  • Restitution in blood of Ralph Bygode. c. 7
  • Restitution in blood of Thomas Percy. c. 8
  • Union of churches in Lincoln. c. 9
  • Exeter City: enlargement of the boundary. c. 10
  • Uniting of churches in Stamford. c. 11
  • Bartholomew Burgoyn's abscondence overseas. c. 12
  • Assignment of lands to Lord Thomas Howard's sons. c. 13
  • Foundation of St. Alban's school by Richard Bourman. c. 14
  • Maintenance of the Isle of Anglesey Sessions and Court Days at Beaumaris. c. 15
  • Uniting of Ongar and Greenstead Churches (Essex). c. 16
  • Uniting of the churches of St. Clements and St. Nicholas, Rochester. c. 17
  • Assurance of lands to Earl of Bath, Margaret Long, Lord Fitzwarren and Frances Kitson. c. 18
  • Mayor of Newcastle and Edward Lawson. c. 19
  • Foundation of Berkhamstead School. c. 20
  • Confirmation of the foundation of Stamford School. c. 21

1549 (3 & 4 Edw. 6)

Public Acts

  • (Custos rotulorum) c. 1
  • (Woollen cloths) c. 2
  • (Improvement of commons) c. 3
  • (Crown lands) c. 4
  • (Riot) c. 5
  • (Leather) c. 6
  • (Wild fowl) c. 7
  • (Continuance of Statute of Sewers) c. 8
  • (Buying of hides) c. 9
  • (Putting away of books and images) c. 10
  • (Canon law) c. 11
  • (Consecration of bishops, etc.) c. 12
  • (Restitution of Sir William Sherington) c. 13
  • (Restitution of Mary Seymour) c. 14
  • (Prophecies) c. 15
  • (Vagabonds) c. 16
  • (Unlawful hunting) c. 17
  • (Certain fee-farm rents) c. 18
  • (Buying cattle) c. 19
  • (Victuallers, etc.) c. 20
  • (Butter and cheese) c. 21
  • (Journeymen) c. 22
  • (Taxation) c. 23
  • (General pardon) c. 24

Private Acts

  • Creation of a churchyard at West Drayton. c. 1
  • River Dee weirs (Chester). c. 2
  • Wells Church dividends and quotidians. c. 3
  • Disinheriting William West. c. 4
  • Restitution in blood of Thomas Isleye. c. 5
  • Restitution in blood of Sir William Hussey. c. 6
  • Duke of Somerset's fine and ransom. c. 7

1551 (5 & 6 Edw. 6)

Public Acts

Private Acts

  • Assurance of manor of Merevale (Warwickshire) and other lands to Sir William Devereux c. 1
  • Assurance of lands sold by the King to the City of London c. 2
  • Restitution of the heirs of Sir John Nevill c. 3
  • Marquis of Northampton's marriage c. 4
  • Restitution in blood of Sir John Fortescue c. 5
  • Assurance of Lady Abergavenny's jointure c. 6
  • Denization of wives and children of Edward Allen, John Rogers, John Madwell and James Bylney c. 7
  • Foundation of Pocklington Grammar School (Yorkshire) c. 8
  • Frustration of assurance of lands to Duke of Somerset by Earl of Oxford c. 9
  • Erection of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter of Westminster, and uniting it to the jurisdiction of the Bishop of London c. 10
  • Limitation of the late Edward, Duke of Somerset's estate c. 11

1553

7 Edw. 6

Public Acts
  • (Crown revenues) c. 1
  • (Dissolution of certain courts) c. 2
  • (Crown lands) c. 3
  • (Payment of tenths to King) c. 4
  • (Wines) c. 5
  • (Exportation) c. 6
  • (Assize of fuel) c. 7
  • (Fulling of caps) c. 8
  • (Cloths) c. 9
  • (Gateside united to Newcastle-upon-Tyne) c. 10
  • (Continuance of Acts) c. 11
  • (Taxation) c. 12
  • (Taxation) c. 13
  • (General pardon) c. 14
Private Acts
  • Bishopric of Durham dissolution and re-erection; erection of new bishopric at Newcastle. c. 1
  • Restitution in blood of Sir Edward Seymour. c. 2
  • Denization of children of Richard Hills and Nicholas Wheler. c. 3

Mary I (15531554)

1 Mar. Sess. 1

Note that these Acts are also cited as "1 Mar. Stat. 1"

Public Acts

Private Acts

  • Restitution in blood of Lady Gartrude Courtney. c. 1
  • Restitution in blood of Sir Edward Courtney, Earl of Devon. c. 2

1 Mar. Sess. 2

Note that these Acts are also cited as "1 Mar. Stat. 2"

Public Acts

  • (Legitimacy of the Queen, etc.) c. 1
  • (Repeal of Acts) c. 2
  • Brawling Act 1553 c. 3
  • (Validity of certain writings, etc.) c. 4
  • (Limitation of actions) c. 5
  • (Treason) c. 6
  • (Fines of land) c. 7
  • (Sheriff not to act as justice) c. 8
  • (College of Physicians) c. 9
  • (Dissolution of courts) c. 10
  • (Hats and caps) c. 11
  • (Riot) c. 12
  • (Continuance of Acts) c. 13
  • (Gaols) c. 14
  • (York (rebuilding of Saint Helen's Stanegate)) c. 15
  • Attainder of Duke of Northumberland and others Act 1553 c. 16
  • (Taxation) c. 17
  • (Taxation) c. 18

Private Acts

  • Restitution in blood of Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey. c. 1
  • Restitution in blood of Sir Edward Seymour. c. 2
  • Incorporation of Merton College, Oxford. c. 3
  • Restitution in blood of the heirs of Lord Montague. c. 4
  • Restitution in blood of Sir Marmaduke Constable. c. 5
  • Restitution in blood of Thomas Stanhope. c. 6
  • Restitution in blood of Mathew Arundel. c. 7
  • Keeping the county days in Cardiganshire. c. 8
  • Restitution in blood of the heirs of Sir Miles Partriche. c. 9
  • Denization of wives and children of Richard Batson, Thomas Browne, and John Bradleye. c. 10
  • Repair of Sherbourne Causeway. c. 11
  • Marquis of Northampton's marriage confirmation repeal. c. 12
  • Reversal of the supposed attainder of Thomas, Duke of Norfolk. c. 13

1554

1 Mar. Sess. 3

Note that these Acts are also cited as "1 Mar. Stat. 3"

Public Acts
Private Acts
  • Restitution in blood of Sir William Parr, late Marquis of Northampton. c. 1
  • Restitution and assurance of manors of Gaywood and Rising (Norfolk) to Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey. c. 2
  • Ratification of Dame Lucy Clifford's estate in the manor of Burston Hawgh. c. 3

Mary I and Philip (15541558)

1554 (1 & 2 Ph. & M.)

Public Acts

  • (Signing of letters patent, etc.) c. 1
  • (Apparel) c. 2
  • (Seditious words) c. 3
  • (Egyptians) c. 4
  • (Exportation) c. 5
  • (Heresy) c. 6
  • (Towns corporate) c. 7
  • (See of Rome) c. 8
  • (Traitorous words) c. 9
  • Treason Act 1554 c. 10
  • (Counterfeit coin) c. 11
  • Distress Act 1554 c. 12
  • (Criminal law) c. 13
  • (Worsteds, Norfolk) c. 14
  • (Lords marches in Wales) c. 15
  • (Continuance of certain Acts) c. 16
  • (Leases) c. 17

Private Acts

  • Reversal of the attainder of Cardinal Pole. c. 1
  • Reversal of the outlawries and attainders of Richard Pate, Bishop William Peto and others. c. 2
  • Confirmation of attainders of Henry late Duke of Suffolk and others. c. 3
  • Annexation of Bucknell to Salop. c. 4

1555 (2 & 3 Ph. & M.)

Public Acts

  • (Northern borders) c. 1
  • (Tillage) c. 2
  • (Increase of cattle) c. 3
  • (First fruits, etc.) c. 4
  • Poor Act c. 5
  • (Purveyors) c. 6
  • Sale of Horses Act 1555 c. 7
  • Highways Act 1555 c. 8
  • (Gaming) c. 9
  • (Criminal law) c. 10
  • (Weavers) c. 11
  • (Cloths) c. 12
  • (Buying of wool, Halifax) c. 13
  • (Rebuilding of mills near Hereford) c. 14
  • (Purveyors) c. 15
  • (Thames watermen) c. 16
  • (Commissioners of peace in boroughs) c. 18
  • (Benet Smythe deprived of benefit of clergy) c. 17
  • (Powdyke in Marshland (malicious injury a felony)) c. 19
  • (Duchy of Lancaster) c. 20
  • (Continuance of Acts) c. 21
  • (Taxation) c. 22
  • (Taxation) c. 23

Private Acts

  • Duke of Norfolk's estate: power to make sales and grants, despite his minority, under the guidance of the Lord Chancellor, the Earl of Arundel and the Bishop of Ely. c. 1
  • Restitution to the Barony of Abergavenny of Sir Edward Nevill's heirs. c. 2

1557 (4 & 5 Ph. & M.)

Public Acts

  • (Crown lands) c. 1
  • (Military service) c. 2
  • (Military service) c. 3
  • (Accessories in murder, etc.) c. 4
  • (Woollen cloths) c. 5
  • (Aliens) c. 6
  • (Juries) c. 7
  • (Abduction) c. 8
  • (Continuance of Acts) c. 9
  • (Taxation) c. 10
  • (Taxation) c. 11

Private Acts

  • Assurance of Honour of Raleigh to the Queen by Lord Ryche. c. 1
  • Assurance of the Countess of Sussex's jointure. c. 2
  • Restitution in blood of Sir Ambrose Dudley and Sir Robert Dudley. c. 3
  • Foundation of Stokepoges Hospital [Buckinghamshire]. c. 4
  • Payment of tithes in Coventry. c. 5

Elizabeth I (15581603)

1558 (1 Eliz. 1)

Public Acts

  • Act of Supremacy 1558 c. 1 (Section 8 still in force)
  • Act of Uniformity 1558 c. 2
  • (Queen's title to the Crown) c. 3
  • (First fruits and tenths) c. 4
  • (Treason) c. 5
  • (Seditious words) c. 6
  • (Exportation) c. 7
  • (Leather) c. 8
  • (Leather) c. 9
  • (Exportation) c. 10
  • (Customs) c. 11
  • (Linen) c. 12
  • (Navigation) c. 13
  • (Woollen cloths) c. 14
  • (Timber) c. 15
  • (Riot) c. 16
  • (Fisheries) c. 17
  • (Continuance of Acts) c. 18
  • (Alienation by bishops) c. 19
  • (Taxation) c. 20
  • (Taxation) c. 21
  • (Regulation of royal foundations) c. 22
  • (Restoration of dignity of Anne Boleyn) c. 23
  • Religious Houses Act 1558 c. 24

Private Acts

  • Restitution in blood of Lord John Gray. c. 1
  • Restitution in blood of Sir James Croftes. c. 2
  • Restitution in blood of Sir Henry Gates. c. 3
  • Assurance of lands to Lords Wentworth, Ryche and Darcye. c. 4
  • Naturalization of Gersome Wrothe. c. 5
  • Thomas and George Brownes' estate: modification of gavelkind. c. 6
  • Restitution in blood of Robert Rudston. c. 7
  • Reversal of the attainder of Cardinal Pole. c. 8
  • Incorporation of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. c. 9
  • Duke of Norfolk's marriage ratification and assurance of the Duchess's jointure. c. 10
  • Restitution in blood of Edward Lewkenor's children. c. 11
  • Revival of King's Lynn Fair. c. 12
  • Conwil Elvet chapel to be parish church of Abernant (Carmarthenshire). c. 13
  • Assurances of lands of Bishop of Winchester to Earl of Pembroke, Sir Philip Hobby, Sir John Mason and others. c. 14
  • Staffordshire Assizes and Sessions: maintenance at Stafford. c. 15
  • Restitution in blood of Lord Dacres. c. 16
  • Restitution in blood of Henry Howard, Jane Howard and *Katherine wife of Lord Berkeley. c. 17

1562 (5 Eliz. 1)

Public Acts

Private Acts

  • City of Exeter: confirmation of liberties granted by letters patent. c. 1
  • Southampton: confirmation of letters patent concerning importation of wines. c. 2
  • Viscount Byndon's estate: power to grant leases for 21 years or three lives. c. 3
  • Authorising Lord Abergavenny to grant leases for 21 years. c. 4
  • Henry Howarde's estate: restraining him from discontinuing his lands. c. 5
  • Annuity for founding a school at Guildford. c. 6
  • Plumstead Marsh (Kent) inclosure and drainage. c. 7
  • Restitution in blood of Lord Husseye's children. c. 8
  • Restitution in blood of William West. c. 9
  • Restitution in blood of Sir Peter Carewe. c. 10
  • Restitution in blood of Sir Ralph Chamberlaine and John Harleston. c. 11
  • Restitution in blood of Brooke or Cobham, Cromer, Vaughan and others. c. 12
  • Restitution in blood of Thomas Isley's heirs. c. 13
  • Restitution in blood of Anne Thomas, daughter and heir of William Thomas. c. 14
  • Restitution in blood of Thomas and James Diggs. c. 15
  • Restitution in blood of Thomas Cranmer's heirs. c. 16
  • Restitution in blood of William and Edward Isleye. c. 17
  • Restitution in blood of Edward Turner. c. 18
  • Denization of children of John Fitzwilliams, James Harvye and others. c. 19

1566 (8 Eliz. 1)

Public Acts

  • (Bishops) c. 1
  • (Defendant's recovery of costs) c. 2
  • (Exportation) c. 3
  • (Benefit of clergy) c. 4
  • (Judgment of delegates) c. 5
  • (Exportation) c. 6
  • (Drapers, etc., Shrewsbury) c. 7
  • (Horses) c. 8
  • (Prices of barrels, etc.) c. 9
  • (Bows) c. 10
  • (Hats and caps) c. 11
  • (Cloths, Lancashire) c. 12
  • (Sea marks) c. 13
  • (Leather) c. 14
  • (Preservation of grain) c. 15
  • (Sheriffs) c. 16
  • (Taxation) c. 17
  • (Taxation) c. 18
  • (General pardon) c. 19
  • (Criminal law) c. 20

Private Acts

  • Merchant Adventurers' incorporation. c. 1
  • St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Gloucester: confirmation of letters patent. c. 2
  • Bristol Merchant Adventurers: confirmation of letters patent. c. 3
  • Plumstead Marsh (Kent) inclosure and drainage. c. 4
  • Assurance of the Countess of Warwick's jointure. c. 5
  • Assurance of Lady Cobham's jointure. c. 6
  • Assurance of Lady Stafford's jointure. c. 7
  • Denization of John Stafford. c. 8
  • Thomas Browne's estate: modification of gavelkind. c. 9
  • York Town Clerk. c. 10
  • Paving of Kentish Street, Southwark. c. 11
  • Battle (Sussex): maintenance of a market on Thursdays. c. 12

1570 (13 Eliz. 1)

Public Acts

Private Acts

  • Making the River Welland navigable. c. 1
  • Denization of Peregrine Bertie. c. 2
  • Southampton importation of wines. c. 3
  • Corporation of Merchant Adventurers in Bristol: repeal. c. 4
  • Lostwithiel (Cornwall): validating all statutes and recognizances acknowledged before the mayor. c. 5
  • Assurance of lands to William Skeffington. c. 6
  • Morice Rodney. c. 7
  • Restitution in blood of Sir Thomas Wyat's children. c. 8
  • Incorporation and uniting of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis. c. 9
  • Restitution in blood of Henry Brereton. c. 10
  • Assurance of lands to Lord Berkeley. c. 11
  • John Tyrrell. c. 12

1572 (14 Eliz. 1)

Public Acts

Private Acts

  • Plumstead Marsh (Kent) inclosure and drainage continuance. c. 1
  • Assurance of lands for Tonbridge Grammar School. c. 2
  • Assurance of lands to certain infants by Sir Thomas and Sir William Woodhouse. c. 3

1575 (18 Eliz. 1)

Public Acts

  • (Coin) c. 1
  • (Crown lands) c. 2
  • Poor Act 1575 c. 3
  • (Fraudulent conveyances by late rebels in the North) c. 4
  • Common Informers Act 1575 c. 5
  • (Universities and colleges, (leases, etc.)) c. 6
  • Benefit of Clergy Act 1575 c. 7
  • (Welsh circuits) c. 8
  • (Exportation) c. 9
  • (Highways) c. 10
  • Ecclesiastical Leases Act 1575 c. 11
  • (Nisi prius, Middlesex) c. 12
  • (Knight service) c. 13
  • (Jeofails) c. 14
  • (Marking plate) c. 15
  • (Clothiers) c. 16
  • Rochester Bridge Act 1575 c. 17
  • (Chepstow Bridge) c. 18
  • (Paving of streets, Chichester) c. 19
  • (Oxford, road repairs) c. 20
  • (Licence for wool sale at New Woodstock) c. 21
  • (Taxation) c. 22
  • (Taxation) c. 23
  • (General pardon) c. 24

Private Acts

  • Leicester hospital. c. 1
  • St. Cross Hospital, Winchester. c. 2
  • Parish of Halifax tithes. c. 3
  • Assurance of Manor of New Hall to Thomas Earl of Sussex. c. 4
  • Viscount Howard of Byndon, and Henry and Frances Howard. c. 5
  • Restitution in blood of Lord Norris of Rycote. c. 6
  • Naturalization of Lady Gray. c. 7
  • Assurance of lands to Christopher Hatton. c. 8
  • Payment of William Iseleye's debts. c. 9
  • Assurance of lands to Sir John Ryvers. c. 10
  • Naturalization of twelve citizens of Antwerp. c. 11
  • Naturalization of certain persons. c. 12
  • Richard Huddleston, Isabel Weyneman his wife and Francis Weyneman: confirmation of an arbitration. c. 13

1580 (23 Eliz. 1)

Public Acts

  • Religion Act 1580 c. 1
  • (Seditious words) c. 2
  • (Fines and recoveries) c. 3
  • (Border defences) c. 4
  • (Preservation of wood) c. 5
  • (Dover Haven tolls, etc.) c. 6
  • (Navigation) c. 7
  • (Wax) c. 8
  • (Dyeing of cloth) c. 9
  • (Game) c. 10
  • (Cardiff Bridge) c. 11
  • (Paving streets in London) c. 12
  • (Land reclamation (Plumstead Marsh)) c. 13
  • (Taxation) c. 14
  • (Taxation) c. 15
  • (General pardon) c. 16

Private Acts

  • Cringleford (Norwich) rebuilding. c. 1
  • Naturalization of Coppinger, Boureman, Watson, Holmes, Harman, Hughes and others. c. 2
  • Assurance of lands for Coventry Grammar School. c. 3
  • Sir Thomas Gresham's estate: confirmation of an agreement between Sir Henry Nevill and Dame Anne Gresham for the better performance of his will and payment of his debts. c. 4
  • Assurance of a rent of £82 10s. to the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. c. 5
  • Restitution in blood of Philip, Earl of Arundel. c. 6
  • Pardon and restitution in blood of John and Dudley St. Leger. c. 7
  • Restitution in blood of Anthony Mayney. c. 8
  • Assurance of lands to Lord Compton. c. 9
  • Ratification of Chancery award concerning copyholders and customary tenants of the manors of Moore, Newham, Lyndriche, Knighton and Pensokes (Worcestershire). c. 10
  • Ratification of award between William Hide and William Darrell. c. 11
  • Ledbury Hospital (Herefordshire). c. 12
  • Partition of lands between the coheirs of Lord Latymer. c. 13

1584 (27 Eliz. 1)

Public Acts

  • Safety of the Queen, etc. Act 1584 c. 1
  • Jesuits, etc. Act 1584 c. 2
  • (Lands of Crown accountants) c. 3
  • (Fraudulent conveyances) c. 4
  • (Demurrers and pleadings) c. 5
  • (Juries) c. 6
  • (Juries) c. 7
  • (Error from Queen's Bench) c. 8
  • (Fines and recoveries) c. 9
  • (Common informers) c. 10
  • (Continuance, etc. of Acts) c. 11
  • (Swearing of under-sheriffs) c. 12
  • (Hue and cry) c. 13
  • (Malt) c. 14
  • (Importation) c. 15
  • (Leather) c. 16
  • (Cloths) c. 17
  • (Cloths) c. 18
  • (Preservation of timber) c. 19
  • (Plymouth Haven) c. 20
  • (Fishing, Orford Haven, Suffolk) c. 21
  • (Chichester Haven (access to City)) c. 22
  • (Clothiers) c. 23
  • (Norfolk coast (defence against sea encroachment; statute labour)) c. 24
  • (Rochester Bridge) c. 25
  • (Isle of Sheppey (roads)) c. 26
  • (Land reclamation (Plumstead Marsh)) c. 27
  • (Taxation) c. 28
  • (Taxation) c. 29
  • (General pardon) c. 30
  • (Westminster) c. 31

Private Acts

  • Maintenance of Lyme Regis Pier or Cob. c. 1
  • Queen's College, Oxford: confirmation of letters patent. c. 2
  • Clare Hall, Cambridge: confirmation of letters patent. c. 3
  • Assurances by Bishop and Dean and Chapter of Exeter. c. 4
  • Government of the City of Westminster. c. 5
  • Establishment of Countess of Huntingdon's jointure. c. 6
  • Assurance of lands to Sir Thomas Lucie and others. c. 7
  • Assurance of lands in Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincoln and Warwick to Lord Willoughby and Erisbie against the heirs and assigns of Walter Herenden. c. 8
  • Assurance of lands to Lord Hunsdon. c. 9
  • Lands of Lord Dacres and Lord Norris. c. 10
  • Lord Thomas Howard's restitution in blood. c. 11
  • Assurance of lands to George Chewne, Giles Fluyd, and Christopher Puckering. c. 12
  • Establishment of award between Robert, Lord Rich and Sir Thomas Barrington. c. 13
  • Assurance of property in the City of London to Jonas Scott. c. 14
  • Payment of Edward Fisher's debts. c. 15
  • Incorporation of Christ's Hospital, Sherburn (Durham). c. 16
  • Better foundation and relief of the poor of Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury. c. 17
  • New Windsor (Berkshire) paving. c. 18
  • Newark-upon-Trent (Nottinghamshire) paving. c. 19

1586 (29 Eliz. 1)

Note that this session is also cited as "28 & 29 Eliz. 1"

Public Acts

  • (Attainder of Lord Paget and others) c. 1
  • Treason Act 1586 c. 2
  • (Assurances by certain traitors) c. 3
  • (Sheriff's poundage, etc.) c. 4
  • (Continuance, etc. of Acts) c. 5
  • (Religion) c. 6
  • (Taxation) c. 7
  • (Taxation) c. 8
  • (General pardon) c. 9

Private Acts

  • Confirmation of sale of Edward Fisher's lands. c. 1

1588 (31 Eliz. 1)

Public Acts

Private Acts

  • Preservation of Orford (Suffolk) harbour. c. 1
  • Naturalization of Joyce Lambert. c. 2
  • Assurance of Anne Nevell's jointure. c. 3
  • Lambourn Almshouse (Berkshire). c. 4
  • Relief of the City of Lincoln. c. 5
  • Thomas Handford's estate: sale of land for payment of debts to the King. c. 6
  • Thomas Hesilrigge's estate: avoidance of conveyances purported to have been made by Thomas Drury. c. 7
  • Assurance of lands for the maintenance of Tonbridge Grammar School. c. 8

1589 (31 Eliz. 10-11)

Public Acts

Private Acts

  • Letters Patent to John Spilman for the Exclusive Making of White Writing Paper, c. 22

1592-1593 (35 Eliz. 1)

Public Acts

  • Religion Act 1592 c. 1 (a.k.a. Seditious Sectaries Act, a.k.a. Act Against Puritans)
  • Popish Recusants Act 1592 c. 2
  • (Explanation of 34 & 35 Hen. 8 c. 21) c. 3
  • (Disabled soldiers) c. 4
  • (Lands of Sir Francis Englefield (Englefield attainder)) c. 5
  • (Restriction on building) c. 6
  • (Continunace of Acts) c. 7
  • (Cordage) c. 8
  • (Cloths) c. 9
  • (Cloth) c. 10
  • (Clapboard) c. 11
  • (Taxation) c. 12
  • (Taxation) c. 13
  • (General pardon) c. 14

Private Acts

  • City of Lincoln: confirmation of letters patent. c. 1
  • Sale or demise of the site of the dissolved House of Grey Friars, Cambridge, for the erection of a new college. c. 2
  • Better assurance and confirmation of the Countess of Cumberland's jointure. c. 3
  • Henry, late Lord Abergavenny's Estates. c. 4
  • Lord Hawarden's estate: sale of lands for payment of debts. c. 5
  • Restitution in blood of Sir Thomas Perrott. c. 6
  • Naturalization of William Sydney and Peregrine Wynckfield. c. 7
  • Confirmation of sale of Knightleys' estate. c. 8
  • Assurance of lands to Reade and Mabel Stafford. c. 9
  • Stonehouse water supply. c. 10
  • William Raven's estate: confirmation of sale of land to Lisle Cave, Thomas Andrews and Edward Haselrig for payment of a debt due to the King. c. 11
  • Anthony Cooke of Romford's estate: concerning the power to repeal the trusts of a deed. c. 12
  • Naturalization of certain Englishmen's children born overseas. c. 13

1597 (39 Eliz. 1)

Public Acts

Private Acts

  • Lease from Her Majesty to William Kirkham the younger. c. 1
  • Lord Mountjoy's estate: enabling him to dispose of entailed lands notwithstanding a private Act of 1535 (27 Hen. 8). c. 2
  • Establishment of Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, Bristol. c. 3
  • Establishment of the College of the Poor at Cobham (Kent). c. 4
  • Confirmation and assurance of lands for Earl of Leicester's Hospital, Warwick. c. 5
  • Naturalization of Baskervile, Lewkenor, Hill, Heather, Bemys and Sheppey. c. 6
  • Confirmation of Lady Sandys' jointure. c. 7
  • Wantage (Berkshire): establishment of the town lands for poor relief, highway repairs and the maintenance of a schoolmaster. c. 8
  • Arthur Hatche's rental of South Molton (Devon) rectory and parsonage. c. 9
  • Confirmation of Lady Varney's jointure. c. 10
  • Maintenance of Staines Bridge and Egham Causey. c. 11
  • Establishing land for the repair of Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire) roads, according to the will of John Bedford. c. 12
  • Sevenoaks School. c. 13
  • Establishing Sir Henry Unton's possessions and payment of debts. c. 14
  • William Pope's estate: enabling sale of land for payment of debts, and establishing a jointure to Lady Wentworth, his wife. c. 15

1601 (43 Eliz. 1)

Public Acts

  • (Confirmation of certain grants) c. 1
  • Poor Relief Act 1601 c. 2
  • (Disabled soldiers) c. 3
  • Charitable Uses Act 1601 c. 4
  • (Inferior court) c. 5
  • (Frivolous suits) c. 6
  • (Robbing of orchards, etc.) c. 7
  • (Fraudulent administration of intestates' goods) c. 8
  • (Continuance of Acts, etc.) c. 9
  • (Woollen cloth) c. 10
  • (Land drainage in various counties) c. 11
  • (Policies of assurance) c. 12
  • (Outrages in northern counties) c. 13
  • (Assise of fuel) c. 14
  • (Fines of land) c. 15
  • (Repair of Eden bridges, Cumberland) c. 16
  • (Taxation) c. 17
  • (Taxation) c. 18
  • (General pardon) c. 19

Private Acts

  • Perfecting the Countess of Sussex's jointure. c. 1
  • Assurance of manors and lands for the Countess of Bedford's jointure. c. 2
  • Denization of Myllet, Pope, Chaundeler, Eaton and Tooley. c. 3
  • Edward Nevill and Sir Henry Nevill: disposal of copyhold lands held of the manors of Rotherfield (Sussex) and Alesley and Fylongley (Warwickshire). c. 4
  • Assurance of the manors or farms of Sageburie (otherwise Sadgebutie, Gageburie or Gadgeburie) and Obden to Samuel Sandis and John Harris. c. 5
  • Augmentation of Rachel Nevill's jointure. c. 6
  • Naturalization of Lupo and others. c. 7
  • Assurance of the Patronage of Rotherston (Cheshire) vicarage and a Scholar's room in Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford, by the Dean and Chapter to Thomas Venables. c. 8
  • Appeasing differences between Francis Ketelby and Andrew Ketelby and his wife Jane. c. 9
  • Edward Lucas' estate: making his lands liable for the payment of certain legacies and debts. c. 10

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