Acts of the Parliaments of England
Part 1 (1539-1601)
1539 (31 Hen. 8).
c. 15 Attainder of Marquis of Exeter and others.
c. 16 Lady Taylboys' jointure.
c. 17 Assurance of Mansion House in St. Laurence Pountney to
Earl of Sussex.
c. 18 Assurance of Chester Place to Earl of Hertford.
c. 19 Assurance of Rycott Manor to Sir John Williams.
c. 20 Lady Rochford's jointure.
c. 21 Assurance of lands to Sir Christopher Hales.
c. 22 Restitution of Sir Henry Norreis.
c. 23 Assurance of lands to Sir Richard Rich.
c. 24 Assurance of lands to Sir Henry Long and Sir Thomas Seymour.
c. 25 Assurance of Bath Place to Earl of Southampton.
c. 26 Exchange between Bishops of Rochester and Carlisle and Lord Russell.
c. 27 Chancery Clerks' House.
c. 28 Assurance of lands to Wyatt and Culpeper.
1540 (32 Hen. 8).
c. 52 Cancellation of unpaid debts in Cofferer's custody. 1
c. 53 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. 54 Uniting various manors to Windsor Castle.
c. 55 Honour of Hampton Court: annexation of the Manor of Nonsuch. 2
c. 56 Uniting various manors to the Honour of Petworth.
c. 57 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. 58 Attainder of Giles Heron.
c. 59 Attainders of Richard Fetherston, Thomas Abell, Edward Powell, William Horne, Laurence Cooke and Margaret Tyrrell for adherence to the Church of Rome.
c. 60 Attainders of Butolph, Damplipp, Brindholme, Philpot, Gryning,
Barnes, Geratt, Jerome and Carewe for adherence to the Church of Rome.
c. 61 Attainders of William Byrd, Lord Hungerford and others.
c. 62 Attainder of Lord Cromwell.
c. 63 Exchange of lands between King and Prebend of Rugemore.
c. 64 Creating the Parish of St. Saviour, Southwark by uniting the parishes of St. Margaret and St. Mary Magdalen.
c. 65 Resumption of the assignment made of the King's Household.
c. 66 Sale between King and Sir Richard Rich.
c. 67 Assurance of Rotherfield Greys (Oxfordshire) to Sir Frances Knolles.
c. 68 Exchange of lands between the King and Elizabeth Hill.
c. 69 Audrey Hare's estate: enabling her to sell land despite her minority.
c. 70 Richard Long, concerning Shingay.
c. 71 Sir Edward and Dame Isabel Baynton.
c. 72 Assurance of lands to Harper.
c. 73 Exchange between the King and Duke of Norfolk.
c. 74 Exchange between the King and Lord La Warr.
c. 75 Concerning Mr. Wyatt.
c. 76 Exchange between Lord Audley, Sir Thomas Poynings and others.
c. 77 Exchange between the King and Mr Wyat.
c. 78 Assurance of lands to the Earl of Hertford.
c. 79 Marquis of Dorset and Lord John Gray.
c. 80 Exchange of lands between the King and the Duke of Norfolk.
1541 (33 Hen. 8).
c. 40 Attainder of Richard Pate and Seth Hollond.
c. 41 Assurance of the manor of Grafton and Upton Warren [Worcestershire] to Sir Gilbert Talbot.
c. 42 Uniting the prebend of Blewbury [Berkshire] to the Bishop of Salisbury and granting the lands of Godalming to Thomas Paston in exchange.
c. 43 Exchange of houses between Lord Admiral and Bishop of Rochester.
c. 44 King's College, Cambridge.
c. 45 Marchioness of Dorset's jointure.
c. 46 Assurance of lands to Lady Dacres.
1542 (34 & 35 Hen. 8).
c. 29 Exchange of the Manor of Clerkenwell between King and Duke of Norfolk.
c. 30 Assurance of the Treasureship of Sarum Cathedral to Thomas Robertson and of the Archdeaconry of Taunton to John Redman.
c. 31 Denization of Thomas Brandoling's children. 3
c. 32 Restitution in blood and name of Walter Hungerford and Edward Nevill.
c. 33 Denization of William Maye's children. 4
c. 34 Denization of Robert Dethick's children. 5
c. 35 Assurance of the Clerkship of the Treasury and Warrants in the King's Bench to John Payne.
c. 36 Grant of Parsonage of Strubby to Lincoln Cathedral.
c. 37 Exchange between Archbishop of Canterbury, John Gage and Thomas Culpepper.
c. 38 Assurance of Anne Sidney's jointure.
c. 39 John Strelley's estate: partition amongst his daughters.
c. 40 Elisabeth Burgh's children: deeming them illegitimate.
c. 41 Assignment of Lady Cobham's jointure.
c. 42 Hugh Dennis' inheritance and Magdalen College Cambridge's annuity.
c. 43 Lady Parr's children: deeming them illegitimate.
c. 44 Lady Draycot's estate: assurance of lands to certain heirs.
c. 45 For the confirmation or establishment of Southwell Collegiate Church.
c. 46 Sir Roger Lewkenor's inheritance: granting the lands according to the King's award.
c. 47 Exchange between Bishop of Norwich and Thomas Paston.
c. 48 Exchange between King and Bryan Tuke.
1543 (35 Hen. 8).
c. 19 Exchange between King and William Bonham.
c. 20 Ratification of Queen Katherine's jointure.
c. 21 Exchange between the King and Mr Wollascott.
c. 22 Exchange between the King and Duke of Norfolk and Earl of Surrey.
c. 23 Exchange between the King and Denny.
c. 24 Ratification of the King's award between Lord Dacre and the heirs of Sir James Strangways.
c. 25 Assurance of the Prebend of East and West Bedwin [Wiltshire] to the Earl of Hertford.
1545 (37 Hen. 8).
c. 26 Exchange between the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Great Chamberlain and the Bishop of Salisbury.
c. 27 Francis Knolles' estate in the manor of Rotherfield Greys [Oxfordshire].
c. 28 Jasper Hartwell and others.
c. 29 Assurance of the manor of Ashby-Puerorum [Lincolnshire] to Thomas Littlebury.
c. 30 Legitimation of Sir Ralph Sadler's children.
c. 31 Knights of St. John marriage enabling.
c. 32 Assurance of the Countess of Arundel's jointure.
1546 (38 Hen. 8).
c. 1 Attainder of Duke of Norfolk and Earl of Surrey. 6
r.- Duke of Norfolk's restitution 1553 (1 Mar. sess.2)(c. 13).
1547 (1 Edw. 6).
c. 1 Establishment of Wells Deanery.
c. 2 Assurance of lands to Crown from Earl of Rutland.
c. 3 Assurance of lands to Lord Riche and Sir William Shelley.
c. 4 Restitution in blood of Lord Stafford.
c. 5 Restitution in blood of John Lumley.
c. 6 Restitution in blood of Griffith Rise.
1548 (2 & 3 Edw. 6).
c. 1 Kent Gavelkind lands.
c. 2 Restitution in blood of Sir George Darcy.
c. 3 Restitution in blood of Frances Carewe.
c. 4 Restitution in blood of Edward Charleton.
c. 5 Restitution in blood of Sir Ralph Bulmer.
c. 6 Restitution in blood of Henry Weston.
c. 7 Restitution in blood of Ralph Bygode.
c. 8 Restitution in blood of Thomas Percy.
c. 9 Union of churches in Lincoln.
c. 10 Exeter City: enlargement of the boundary.
c. 11 Uniting of churches in Stamford.
c. 12 Bartholomew Burgoyn's abscondence overseas.
c. 13 Assignment of lands to Lord Thomas Howard's sons.
c. 14 Foundation of St. Alban's school by Richard Bourman.
c. 15 Maintenance of the Isle of Anglesey Sessions and Court Days at Beaumaris. 7
r.- Anglesea Act Repeal 1890 (c.xcvi), s.1.
c. 16 Uniting of Ongar and Greenstead Churches ( Essex).
r.- Essex churches 1554 (c. 10), s.1.
c. 17 Uniting of the churches of St. Clements and St. Nicholas, Rochester.
c. 18 Assurance of lands to Earl of Bath, Margaret Long, Lord Fitzwarren and Frances Kitson.
c. 19 Mayor of Newcastle and Edward Lawson.
c. 20 Foundation of Berkhamstead School.
c. 21 Confirmation of the foundation of Stamford School.
1549 (3 & 4 Edw. 6).
c. 1 Creation of a churchyard at West Drayton.
c. 2 River Dee weirs (Chester).
c. 3 Wells Church dividends and quotidians.
c. 4 Disinheriting WilliamWest.
c. 5 Restitution in blood of Thomas Isleye.
c. 6 Restitution in blood of Sir William Hussey.
c. 7 Duke of Somerset's fine and ransom.
1551 (5 & 6 Edw. 6).
c. 1 Assurance of manor of Merevale (Warwickshire) and other lands to Sir William Devereux.
c. 2 Assurance of lands sold by the King to the City of London.
c. 3 Restitution of the heirs of Sir John Nevill.
c. 4 Marquis of Northampton's marriage.
r.- Marquis of Northampton's marriage confn. repeal 1553 (1 Mar. sess. 2)
c. 5 Restitution in blood of Sir John Fortescue.
c. 6 Assurance of Lady Abergavenny's jointure.
c. 7 Denization of wives and children of Edward Allen, John Rogers, John Madwell and James Bylney. 8
c. 8 Foundation of Pocklington Grammar School [Yorkshire].
c. 9 Frustration of assurance of lands to Duke of Somerset by Earl of Oxford.
c. 10 Erection of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter of Westminster, and uniting it to the jurisdiction of the Bishop of London.
c. 11 Limitation of the late Edward , Duke of Somerset's estate.
1553 (7 Edw. 6).
c. 1 Bishopric of Durham dissolution and re-erection; erection of new bishopric at Newcastle.
r.- See of Durham 1554 (1 Mar. sess. 3)(c. 3).
c. 2 Restitution in blood of Sir Edward Seymour.
c. 3 Denization of children of Richard Hills and Nicholas Wheler. 9
1553 (1 Mar. sess. 1).
c. 1 Restitution in blood of Lady Gartrude Courtney.
c. 2 Restitution in blood of Sir Edward Courtney, Earl of Devon.
1553 (1 Mar. sess. 2).
c. 1 Restitution in blood of Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey.
c. 2 Restitution in blood of Sir Edward Seymour.
c. 3 Incorporation of Merton College, Oxford.
c. 4 Restitution in blood of the heirs of Lord Montague.
c. 5 Restitution in blood of Sir Marmaduke Constable.
c. 6 Restitution in blood of Thomas Stanhope.
c. 7 Restitution in blood of Mathew Arundel.
c. 8 Keeping the county days in Cardiganshire.
c. 9 Restitution in blood of the heirs of Sir Miles Partriche.
c. 10 Denization of wives and children of Richard Batson, Thomas Browne, and John Bradleye. 10
c. 11 Repair of Sherbourne Causeway.
cont.- Sherbourne Causeway (repair) 1554 (1 Mar. sess.3)(c.5).
c. 12 Marquis of Northampton's marriage confirmation repeal.
c. 13 Reversal of the supposed attainder of Thomas, Duke of Norfolk. 11
1554 (1 Mar. sess. 3).
c. 1 Restitution in blood of Sir William Parr, late Marquis of Northampton.
c. 2 Restitution and assurance of manors of Gaywood and Rising (Norfolk) to Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey.
c. 3 Ratification of Dame Lucy Clifford's estate in the manor of Burston Hawgh.
1554 (1 & 2 Ph. & M.).
c. 1 Reversal of the attainder of Cardinal Pole.
c. 2 Reversal of the outlawries and attainders of Richard Pate, Bishop
William Peto and others.
c. 3 Confirmation of attainders of Henry late Duke of Suffolk and others.
c. 4 Annexation of Bucknell to Salop.
1555 (2 & 3 Ph. & M.).
c. 1 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. 2 Restitution to the Barony of Abergavenny of Sir Edward Nevill's heirs.
see: Earl of Abergavenny's estate 1836 (c. 18), s.1.
1557 (4 & 5 Ph. & M.).
c. 1 Assurance of Honour of Raleigh to the Queen by Lord Ryche.
c. 2 Assurance of the Countess of Sussex's jointure.
c. 3 Restitution in blood of Sir Ambrose Dudley and Sir Robert Dudley.
c. 4 Foundation of Stokepoges Hospital [Buckinghamshire].
c. 5 Payment of tithes in Coventry.
1558 (1 Eliz. 1).
c. 1 Restitution in blood of Lord John Gray.
c. 2 Restitution in blood of Sir James Croftes.
c. 3 Restitution in blood of Sir Henry Gates.
c. 4 Assurance of lands to Lords Wentworth, Ryche and Darcye.
c. 5 Naturalization of Gersome Wrothe.
c. 6 Thomas and George Brownes' estate: modification of gavelkind.
c. 7 Restitution in blood of Robert Rudston.
c. 8 Reversal of the attainder of Cardinal Pole.
c. 9 Incorporation of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
c. 10 Duke of Norfolk's marriage ratification and assurance of the Duchess's jointure.
c. 11 Restitution in blood of Edward Lewkenor's children.
c. 12 Revival of King's Lynn Fair.
c. 13 Conwil Elvet chapel to be parish church of Abernant (Carmarthenshire).
c. 14 Assurances of lands of Bishop of Winchester to Earl of Pembroke,
Sir Philip Hobby, Sir John Mason and others.
c. 15 Staffordshire Assizes and Sessions: maintenance at Stafford.
c. 16 Restitution in blood of Lord Dacres. 12
c. 17 Restitution in blood of Henry Howard, Jane Howard and Katherine wife of Lord Berkeley.
1562 (5 Eliz. 1).
c. 1 City of Exeter: confirmation of liberties granted by letters patent.
c. 2 Southampton: confirmation of letters patent concerning importation of wines.
cont. (mods.) - Southampton importation of wines 1571 (c. 3).
c. 3 Viscount Byndon's estate: power to grant leases for 21 years or three lives.
c. 4 Authorising Lord Abergavenny to grant leases for 21 years.
c. 5 Henry Howarde's estate: restraining him from discontinuing his lands. 13
c. 6 Annuity for founding a school at Guildford.
c. 7 Plumstead Marsh (Kent) inclosure and drainage.
ext.and am.- Plumstead Marsh incl. and drainage Amdt. 1572 (c. 1).
cont.(mods.) - Land reclamation (Plumstead Marsh) 1580 (c. 13), s. 1;
1584 (c. 27), s. 1.
c. 8 Restitution in blood of Lord Husseye's children.
c. 9 Restitution in blood of William West.
c. 10 Restitution in blood of Sir Peter Carewe.
c. 11 Restitution in blood of Sir Ralph Chamberlaine and John Harleston.
c. 12 Restitution in blood of Brooke or Cobham, Cromer, Vaughan and others.
c. 13 Restitution in blood of Thomas Isley's heirs.
c. 14 Restitution in blood of Anne Thomas, daughter and heir of William Thomas.
c. 15 Restitution in blood of Thomas and James Diggs.
c. 16 Restitution in blood of Thomas Cranmer's heirs.
c. 17 Restitution in blood of William and Edward Isleye.
c. 18 Restitution in blood of Edward Turner.
c. 19 Denization of children of John Fitzwilliams, James Harvye and others. 14
1566 (8 Eliz. 1).
c. 1 Merchant Adventurers' incorporation.
c. 2 St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Gloucester: confirmation of letters patent.
c. 3 Bristol Merchant Adventurers: confirmation of letters patent.
see: Bristol Merchant Adventurers 1571 (c. 4).
c. 4 Plumstead Marsh (Kent) inclosure and drainage.
ext.and am.- Plumstead Marsh incl. and drainage Amdt. 1572 (c. 1).
cont.(mods.) - Land reclamation (Plumstead Marsh) 1580 (c. 13), s. 1;
1584 (c. 27), s. 1.
c. 5 Assurance of the Countess of Warwick's jointure.
c. 6 Assurance of Lady Cobham's jointure.
c. 7 Assurance of Lady Stafford's jointure.
c. 8 Denization of John Stafford. 15
c. 9 Thomas Browne's estate: modification of gavelkind.
c. 10 York Town Clerk.
c. 11 Paving of Kentish Street, Southwark.
c. 12 Battle (Sussex): maintenance of a market on Thursdays.
1571 (13 Eliz. 1).
c. 1 Making the River Welland navigable.
c. 2 Denization of Peregrine Bertie. 16
c. 3 Southampton importation of wines.
c. 4 Corporation of Merchant Adventurers in Bristol: repeal.
c. 5 Lostwithiel (Cornwall): validating all statutes and recognizances acknowledged before the mayor.
c. 6 Assurance of lands to William Skeffington.
c. 7 Morice Rodney.
c. 8 Restitution in blood of Sir Thomas Wyat's children.
c. 9 Incorporation and uniting of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis.
c. 10 Restitution in blood of Henry Brereton.
c. 11 Assurance of lands to Lord Berkeley.
c. 12 John Tyrrell.
1572 (14 Eliz. 1).
c. 1 Plumstead Marsh (Kent) inclosure and drainage continuance.
cont.(mods.) -Land reclamation (Plumstead Marsh) 1580 (c. 13), s. 1;
1584 (c. 27), s. 1.
c. 2 Assurance of lands for Tonbridge Grammar School.
c. 3 Assurance of lands to certain infants by Sir Thomas and Sir William Woodhouse.
1575 (18 Eliz. 1).
c. 1 Leicester hospital.
c. 2 St. Cross Hospital, Winchester.
c. 3 Parish of Halifax tithes.
c. 4 Assurance of Manor of New Hall to Thomas Earl of Sussex.
c. 5 Viscount Howard of Byndon, and Henry and Frances Howard.
c. 6 Restitution in blood of Lord Norris of Rycote.
c. 7 Naturalization of Lady Gray.
c. 8 Assurance of lands to Christopher Hatton.
c. 9 Payment of William Iseleye's debts.
c. 10 Assurance of lands to Sir John Ryvers.
c. 11 Naturalization of twelve citizens of Antwerp.
c. 12 Naturalization of certain persons.
c. 13 Richard Huddleston, Isabel Weyneman his wife and Francis Weyneman: confirmation of an arbitration.
1580 (23 Eliz. 1).
c. 1 Cringleford (Norwich) rebuilding.
c. 2 Naturalization of Coppinger, Boureman, Watson, Holmes, Harman, Hughes and others.
c. 3 Assurance of lands for Coventry Grammar School.
c. 4 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. 5 Assurance of a rent of £82 10s. to the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.
expld.- Estates of Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and Fisher 1623 (c. 32).
c. 6 Restitution in blood of Philip, Earl of Arundel.
c. 7 Pardon and restitution in blood of John and Dudley St. Leger.
c. 8 Restitution in blood of Anthony Mayney.
c. 9 Assurance of lands to Lord Compton.
c. 10 Ratification of Chancery award concerning copyholders and customary tenants of the manors of Moore, Newham, Lyndriche, Knighton and Pensokes (Worcestershire).
c. 11 Ratification of award between William Hide and William Darrell.
c. 12 Ledbury Hospital (Herefordshire).
see: St. Catherine's Hospital, Ledbury 1819 (59 Geo. 3) (c. 22), s. 1.
c. 13 Partition of lands between the coheirs of Lord Latymer.
1584 (27 Eliz. 1). 17
c. 1 Maintenance of Lyme Regis Pier or Cob. 18
cont.- Continuance of Acts 1592 (c. 7), s. 11; 1603 (c. 25), s. 6.
made perpetual- Continuance of Acts 1627 (c. 5), s. 1.
see: Lyme Regis Harbour 1821 (c. xcix), preamble.
c. 2 Queen's College, Oxford: confirmation of letters patent.
c. 3 Clare Hall, Cambridge: confirmation of letters patent.
c. 4 Assurances by Bishop and Dean and Chapter of Exeter.
c. 5 Government of the City of Westminster. 19
r.- Annoyance jurors, Westminster 1861 (c. 78), s. 1 and S.R. & O. 1901/811.
c. 6 Establishment of Countess of Huntingdon's jointure.
c. 7 Assurance of lands to Sir Thomas Lucie and others.
c. 8 Assurance of lands in Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincoln and Warwick to Lord Willoughby and Erisbie against the heirs and assigns of Walter Herenden.
c. 9 Assurance of lands to Lord Hunsdon.
c. 10 Lands of Lord Dacres and Lord Norris.
c. 11 Lord Thomas Howard's restitution in blood.
c. 12 Assurance of lands to George Chewne, Giles Fluyd, and Christopher Puckering.
c. 13 Establishment of award between Robert, Lord Rich and Sir Thomas Barrington.
c. 14 Assurance of property in the City of London to Jonas Scott.
c. 15 Payment of Edward Fisher's debts.
c. 16 Incorporation of Christ's Hospital, Sherburn (Durham).
c. 17 Better foundation and relief of the poor of Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury.
c. 18 New Windsor (Berkshire) paving.
c. 19 Newark-upon-Trent (Nottinghamshire) paving.
r.- Newark-upon-Trent Imprvt. and Mkt. 1798 (c. xxvi), s.1.
1586 (28 & 29 Eliz. 1).
c. 1 Confirmation of sale of Edward Fisher's lands.
1588 (31 Eliz. 1).
c. 1 Preservation of Orford (Suffolk) harbour.
c. 2 Naturalization of Joyce Lambert.
c. 3 Assurance of Anne Nevell's jointure.
c. 4 Lambourn Almshouse (Berkshire).
c. 5 Relief of the City of Lincoln.
c. 6 Thomas Handford's estate: sale of land for payment of debts to the King.
c. 7 Thomas Hesilrigge's estate: avoidance of conveyances purported to have been made by Thomas Drury.
c. 8 Assurance of lands for the maintenance of Tonbridge Grammar School.
1592 (35 Eliz. 1).
c. 1 City of Lincoln: confirmation of letters patent.
c. 2 Sale or demise of the site of the dissolved House of Grey Friars, Cambridge, for the erection of a new college.
c. 3 Better assurance and confirmation of the Countess of Cumberland's jointure.
c. 4 Henry, late Lord Abergavenny's Estates.
r.- Earl of Abergavenny's Estates 1864 (c. 9), s.2.
c. 5 Lord Hawarden's estate: sale of lands for payment of debts.
c. 6 Restitution in blood of Sir Thomas Perrott.
c. 7 Naturalization of William Sydney and Peregrine Wynckfield.
c. 8 Confirmation of sale of Knightleys' estate.
c. 9 Assurance of lands to Reade and Mabel Stafford.
c. 10 Stonehouse water supply.
r.- Plymouth Corpn. 1915 (c.lxix), s.259(1)(a), sch.1.
c. 11 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. 12 Anthony Cooke of Romford's estate: concerning the power to repeal the trusts of a deed.
c. 13 Naturalization of certain Englishmen's children born overseas.
1597 (39 Eliz. 1).
c. 1 Lease from Her Majesty to William Kirkham the younger.
c. 2 Lord Mountjoy's estate: enabling him to dispose of entailed lands notwithstanding a private Act of 1535 (27 Hen. 8).
c. 3 Establishment of Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, Bristol.
c. 4 Establishment of the College of the Poor at Cobham (Kent).
c. 5 Confirmation and assurance of lands for Earl of Leicester's Hospital, Warwick.
see: Earl of Leicester's Hosp., Warwick 1813 (c. ccxiii); Robert Earl of
Leicester's Hosp. Charity Scheme Confirmation 1926 (c. xxv); Hosp. of Robert Earl of Leicester Charity (Warwick) Scheme Confn. 1956 (c. lv).
c. 6 Naturalization of Baskervile, Lewkenor, Hill, Heather, Bemys and Sheppey.
c. 7 Confirmation of Lady Sandys' jointure.
c. 8 Wantage (Berkshire): establishment of the town lands for poor relief, highway repairs and the maintenance of a schoolmaster.
c. 9 Arthur Hatche's rental of South Molton (Devon) rectory and parsonage.
c. 10 Confirmation of Lady Varney's jointure.
c. 11 Maintenance of Staines Bridge and Egham Causey.
c. 12 Establishing land for the repair of Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire) roads, according to the will of John Bedford.
c. 13 Sevenoaks School.
c. 14 Establishing Sir Henry Unton's possessions and payment of debts.
c. 15 William Pope's estate: enabling sale of land for payment of debts, and establishing a jointure to Lady Wentworth, his wife.
1601 (43 Eliz. 1)
c. 1 Perfecting the Countess of Sussex's jointure.
c. 2 Assurance of manors and lands for the Countess of Bedford's jointure.
c. 3 Denization of Myllet, Pope, Chaundeler, Eaton and Tooley. 20
c. 4 Edward Nevill and Sir Henry Nevill: disposal of copyhold lands held of the manors of Rotherfield (Sussex) and Alesley and Fylongley (Warwickshire).
see: Edward Nevill's estate 1603 (c. 36).
c. 5 Assurance of the manors or farms of Sageburie (otherwise Sadgebutie, Gageburie or Gadgeburie) and Obden to Samuel Sandis and John Harris.
c. 6 Augmentation of Rachel Nevill's jointure.
c. 7 Naturalization of Lupo and others.
c. 8 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. 9 Appeasing differences between Francis Ketelby and Andrew Ketelby and his wife Jane.
c. 10 Edward Lucas' estate: making his lands liable for the payment of certain legacies and debts.
1. This Act is missing from the Long Calendar and is not preserved in Parliament. It is enrolled on the Parliament Roll in Chancery (now in the Public Record Office) and is noted in both Ruffhead's edition of the Statutes at Large and Statutes of the Realm.[back]
12. Original Act in Parliament number 38, entitled An Act for the restitution of the Lord Dacres of the South. A manuscript held as an Original Act (number 42) in the House of Lords Record Office has the title Concerning lands of Lord Dacres of the South. It is listed on the Long Calendar (as An Act touching the possessions of the Lord Dacres of the South) and is treated as an Act in both Serjeant Runnington's (1786) and John Raithby's (1809) editions of the Statutes at Large. Statutes of the Realm (vol. IV, pt. 1, p. xxix) treats numbers 38 and 42 as one Act, apparently without any justification. Original Act number 42 is inscribed with the Royal signature indicating that it was introduced with the consent of the Crown (see F. Clifford, A History of Private Bill Legislation (1885), vol. I, pp. 318-9, 359-60) but it is not endorsed with the formula of the Royal Assent or any of the other usual endorsements and the Journals of the House of Lords (vol. I, p. 579) does not record it among the Acts passed in that session. This table does not therefore treat manuscript number 42 as an authentic Act of Parliament.[back]
13. This would have typically occured where a tenant in tail made a conveyance in fee simple of his estate. The grantee would have become seised of an estate in fee simple, but the reversioner would have had to have asserted his title by process of law and he could not have simply entered the property and ejected the grantee. See W. Holdsworth, A History of English Law, vol. II, 4th Edn. (1936), pp. 585-6; Challis's Law of Real Property, 3rd Edn. (1911), pp. 89, 407.[back]
17. The sequence of Acts follows that on the Parliament Roll in Chancery (as reproduced in Statutes of the Realm, vol. IV, pt. 1, pp. 703-704). In Statutes of the Realm (vol. IV, pt. 1, p. xxxviii) c. 5 is listed as public Act c. 31 and cc. 6-19 follow c. 4 in sequence. [back]
19. Also listed as public Act c. 31 in the Chronological Table of the Statutes. In Statutes of the Realm (vol. IV, pt. 1) it is listed as public Act c. 31 on p. xxxviii, and printed as such on p. 763; but on p. 704 it is listed among the private Acts, as number 5 of this session. This latter list, which is a reproduction of the Parliament Roll in Chancery, is followed by this table. Ruffhead's edition of the Statutes at Large describes it as private Act c. 17.[back]