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hlokd80f 1479> APril 22- — Charter by Alexander, Duke of —' Albany, Earl of March, &c, granting to David Home, of Weddcrburn, one half of the lands of Polword, and an alternate presentation to the parish church. Parchment. In Latin.

1498, December 1.—The King [Henry VII.] to the Clerk of the Parliament: bus commanded the Master of the Rolls to deliver to him certain rolls for the entry of the continue of a Bill of proviso of and upon an office granted to William Stafford, when proviso is entered rolls to be re-delivered. [Signed with the King's sign manual.] Put with roll in Victoria Tower, 1871.

Annexed,

1. Proviso saving rights of William Stafford under letters patent dated 25th Sept. 1485, "as well of "the office of keeper of our change and money "within our Tower of London as of keeper of "the coinage of gold and silver within our said "Tower or elsewhere within our realm of "England," also of all fees, &c, belonging to the said office, anything to the contrary notwithstanding. [Signed with the King's sign manual.] Put with the roll in Victoria Tower, 1871.

1499, May 17.—Notarial copy (by Thomas Kirkcaldy, notary public) of letters patent of James IV., King of Scotland, at Stirling, 5th April, in the 11th year of his reign, granting certain lands and rents in the lordship of Menteith to Sir Patrick Hume, of Polworth, and his wife Ellen Shaw, Lady of Dirlton, to hold for their joint lives and the life of- the longest liver of them. Parchment. In Latin.

1509, Feb. 1.—Recognizance entered into by Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, William Kctelton, and John Blythe, for payment of 200 marks to the King.

1513-14, March 15.—Counterpart of indenture made between Sir Andrew Fortescue, Knight, and Sir John Daunce, Knight, being a receipt for money paid for charges for 50 soldiers, 30 of them from Bradeston, in Gloucestershire, and 20 from Stoner in Oxfordshire, to Dover.

1531, Jan. 26.—Petition of the cap and hat makers of Shrewsbury that penalties may be inflicted, in accordance with the provisions of the Act 21 Hen. VIII., cap. 9, upon all persons selling French caps and hats at a higher price than that allowed by the said Act. 1531, Jan. 29.—Similar petition from Bridgnorth. 1531, Feb. 11.—Similar petition from Bristol. "[1531.] Similar petition from the Borough. '1531.1 Similar petition from Gloucester. 1531.] Similar petition from Bewdley. 1531.] Similar petition from Stafford. 1531.J Similar petition from Lichfield. L542, Nov. 3.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by tho King.

1547, Nov. 30.—Patent (sealed with the great seal), confirming a decree of the Court of Chancery by which possession of the manor of Hallo is given to Sir John Russell as against Richard Crosse.

1548, April 20.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the King and tho Lord Protector Somerset, and sealed.

[1558 or after.] Draft of "An Act for reducing of "diversities of Bibles now extant in the English tongue "to one settled vulgar translated from the original." Great errors arise and papistry and atheism increase from the variety of translations of Bibles, while many desire an authorised translation, which tho Lords spiritual could complete had they power to compel assistance from students of tho Universities. The Lords spiritual or any six of them (of whom the Archbishop of Canterbury for the time being to be one) may assemble, treat, and deal touching the accomplishment of the work and may call for the assistance of students of either University, and pay them out of monies to be levied on such cathedral churches and colleges as shall be thought requisite, and any temporal person may give gift or legacy for furtherance of the work. Endorsed " Con"cerning translation of the Holy Bible from the original "Hebrew and Greek."

1562-3, Feb. 7.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by tho Queen and sealed. In extenso, L. J., I. 623.

1566, Nov. 8.—Commission reinstating Sir Nicholas Bakon, Lord Keeper, Speaker of the House. Signed by the Queen and sealed. In extenso, L. J., I. 643.

1566, Dec. 10.—Draft preamble to Act of one fifteenth and tenth granted by the teraporalty. As amended verbatim the same as the Act, 8° Eliz. c. IS. Statutes, fol. edition.

Annexed,

1. Rejected draft of preceding.

2. Proviso to Act above mentioned.

1571. Copy of " An Act for the incorporation of both "the Universities." 13 Eliz. c. 29.

1572, June 5. — Commission appointing Sir Robert Catlyn, Chief Justice of the Pleas, Speaker of the Upper House pro tem. in tho absence of Lord Keeper Bacon on account of sickness. Signed by the Queen and sealed.

1572, Nov. 1.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen and sealed.

1573, April 1.—-Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen and sealed.

1573, Oct. 12.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen and sealed.

1573-4, Feb. 5—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen and sealed.

1575, Nov. 7.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen and sealed.

1577, March 26. — Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen and sealed. In extenso, L. J., I. 754.

1578, March 26.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen, seal wanting. In ex tenso, L. J., II. 3.

1578, May 26.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen and sealed. See L. J., 11.4.

1578- 9, Jan. 22. — Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen, seal wanting. In extenso, L. J., II. 6.

1579, Oct. 20.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen, seal wanting. In extenso, L. J., II. 9.

1579- 80, Jan. 20. — Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen, seal wanting. In extenso, L. J., II. 11.

1579-80, Jan. 30. — Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen and sealed. In extenso, L. J., II. 12.

1579-80, Feb. 29. — Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen, seal wanting. See L. J., II. 13.

1580, April 11.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen and sealed. See L. J., II. 13.

1580, Nov. 4.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen and sealed.

1580, Nov. 24.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen ana sealed. See L. J., II. 19.

1581, Juno 12.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen and sealed. See L. J., II. 57.

1581. Copy of " An Act for perfecting of assurances "of certain lands towards the maintenance of a free "grammar school within the city of Coventry." 23 Eliz. c. 4. In list of private Acts.

1581-2, Feb. 12. — Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen, seal wanting. See L. J., II. 57.

1583, Nov. 29.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen and sealed. See L. J., II. 58.

1584, Dec. 1. — Draft of "An Act to make good "grants and conveyances made by corporations, not"withstanding the misnaming or not true naming of "the said corporations." Endorsed with dates of reading in H. C. C. J. wanting.

The following endorsement on the Bill is crossed out: —"The late Parliament: Judge Dier drew out this "Bill by the appointment of the higher house upon "another Bill then there exhibited to the same effect, "and delivered the same Bill into the higher house, and "there it was twice read, and before it could be read "the third time the Parliament brake up, which Bill "was committed to the clerk of the Parliaments to "keep until another Parliament."

1584, Dec. 4.—Draft of "An Act for the maintenance "of Navigation:" continues so muoh of certain Acts passed in the 5th and 13th years of Eliz. as permits British subjects to export herrings and sea-fish free of duty " in vessels with cross sails, as it is by experience "found that the said Acts havo been very good Acts

and greatly increased the navy and fishermen and "have caused many poor men to be set a work." L. J., II. 68, &c. The Bill passed through all its stages, but did not receive the royal assent.

1584, Dec. 4.—Draft of " An Act for the continuance "of cloth making in the town of Boxstead in the county "of Essex." With the exception of the addition of "Langeham," this draft is verbatim, the same as the

Housb 01 Lords.

Hotm o» Act for the Clothiers of Boxstead and Langeham. 27Eliz. c. 23. L. J., II. 68, &c.

1584, Dec. 7.—Draft of "An Act for the increase of "mariners:" all vessols with cross sails to have one seaman to every five tons of burthen: mariners to be allowed to take with them on each voyage merchandize of their own not exceeding in value the amount of their wages: all fishermen may fish in and upon sea-commons, that is, all such places in rivers, creeks, or bays as are covered by the water at high tide, without molestation from owners of the adjoining lands. L. J., II. 69, 70. Read 2* and committed, Dec. 9th, but no further proceeding is mentioned.

1584, Dec. 11.—Draft of " An Act against insufficient "bails." Endorsed " against insufficient bails in matters "of felony, peace, and good behaviour. 11° Dec. 1584. "The first reading." Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1584, Dec. 15.—Draft of " An Act for the good govern "ment of the City or Borough of Westminster in the "County of Middlesex," gives power to the Dean and High Steward to appoint burgesses of the 12 wards and make orders for good government. 27 Eliz. c. 17. in list of Private Acts, 8vo edition.

Annexed,

1. Draft of Amendments to preceding.

2. List of Committee on the Bill in H. C. C. J. wanting.

1584, Dec. 19.—Draft of " An Act for the confirmation "of the Queen's Majesty's letters patent granted to "Walter Raleigh, Esquire, touching the discovery and "inhabiting of certain foreign lands and countries." Recites the Queen's desire for the spread of true religion and the increase of trafic in England, in hope of discovery to be made by Walter Raleigh of an unknown land never discovered by any Christian prince or people, she had granted him letters patent, dated 25th March in the 25th year of her reign. The letters (which are set out in the Act) give liberty to him, his heirs and assigns for ever, to discover heathen and barbarous lands, and to occupy the same, and to collect men and shipping for the expedition; the lands to be held by homage to Her Majesty and payment of one fifth of all gold and silver obtained. The letters further give leave to W. Raleigh to repel invaders, or settlers except British subjects and those of nations in amity with Her Majesty, and declare that English settlers shall have all the benefits of British subjects: they give power to him to decide in all " causes "capital and criminal" for six years to come, according to such laws as he shall establish, provided they be as like as may be to the law of England, and conclude with a proviso against robbery of British subjects or subjects of nations in amity with Her Majesty. Tho Act proceeds to recite that Raleigh has discovered a land called "Wyngandacoia," and enacts that he, his heirs and assigns, may have, hold, and enjoy the said land for ever, according to the full tenor of the said letters patent.

The Bill was bronght from H. C. and read 1* in H. L. 19th Dec. 1584. L. J., II. 76, but no further proceeding is mentioned.

Annexed,

1. Proviso that the Act does not give license to any person imprisoned for debt, or under arrest for any other cause, nor to any wife, ward, or apprentice, to depart the realm, nor to Raleigh to take shipping, &c. without leave from the owners. Raleigh is spelt in six different ways in the draft and proviso.

1584. Copy of a Bill'' for tho preservation of tillage," against laying down in pasture land heretofore arable; continues certain Acts respecting tho lands of monasteries, <fec. granted to Henry VIII. and repeals others. Endorsed, Condemned by the Committees. Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1584. Copy of " An Act for the avoiding of infectious "and corrupt air about the city of London:" regulates the slaughtering of beasts, &c, the removal of offal, and sale of meat in and about the city of Loudon. Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1584-5, Feb. 11.—Draft of " An Act for returning of "sufficient jurors and for better expedition of trials." L. J., II. 81, Ac. 27 Eliz. c. 6.

1584-5, Feb. 11.—Draft of "An Act for reformation "of abuses in collection of issues lost by jurors." L. J., II. 81, &c. 27 Eliz. c. 7.

Annexed,

1. Draft of an Act with samo title and to same effect as preceeding. Noted, Vacat qr. nova. 1584-5, Feb. 10. — Draft of "An Act against the "making of glass by strangers aud outlandish men

"within the realm, and for the preservation of timber House Op
"and woods spoiled by glass houses." No alien to LoRD8-
carry on the trade of glass making unless he employ
and instruct one Englishman for every two foreigners;
no one to carry on the trade or cut timber for the
purpose of the trade within 22 miles of London, seven
of Guildford, and four of Winchclsea, Rye andPeveusey,
"or the foot of the hills called the Downs of Sussex;"
provisoes saving rights of certain persons under patent.
L. J., II. 82. The Bill passed through all stages, but
did not receive the royal assent.
Annexed,

1. Draft of an Act with tho same title, endorsed
9 Deer. 1584. No foreigners nor their children
to carry on the trade of glass making in England,
and no English subjects to pursue the trade within
30 miles of London. Endorsed, "Vacat qr.
"nova."

1584-5, Feb. 22—Draft of "An Act for due trial of "felonies and murders, and for the restraint of insuf"ficient justices of peace and sheriffs, and for the uni"formity of measures within the xii shires of Wales." Wrongdoers frequently escape punishment by trials being held in Herefordshire or Shropshire for offences committed in Wales; in future all trials to be held in the county in which the offence is committed; sheriffs in Wales to take the oath before a duly appointed person and to give security for money coming to their hands; qualification to be required for the office of sheriff; corn to be sold in Wales by the same measure as in England, i.e., eight gallons to the bushel, and an officer in every town to keep standard measures; Act not to interfere with existing leases, &c. Endorsed with date of first reading in H. C. C. J. wanting.

1584-5, Feb. 25.—Draft of " An Act against retailing "of linen cloth by aliens:" forbids aliens to sell any linen, &c. by retail in London or within three miles of it, or in any borough or market town in England, or to open or cut any pieco of linen, &c. within the said limits, except for tho purpose of working the same. Endorsed "Rejected." Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1584-5, March 6.—Draft of '* An Act for the explana"tion of a branch of a former Statute made in the 18th "year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady Queen Eliza"beth touchiug the amending of the highways between "Middleton and the King's Ferry in the county of "Kent." 27 Eliz. c. 26., fol. edit. L. J., II. 93, Ac.

1584-5, March 6.—Draft of "An Act for the main"teuance of Orford Haven in the county of Suffolk and "of a branch of that haven called the Uull, and for the "preservation of the fry of the fish within the same "haven." 27 Eliz. c. 21., fol. edit. L. J., II. 93, &c.

1584-5, March 8.—Draft of "An Act touchiug tan"ners, curriers, and shoemakers, and other artificers "occupying the cutting of leather." Recites an Act of the 5th year of Elizabeth on the same subject, the provisions of which having been found not only insufficient but rather "snares to such as meant well," the Queen had by letters patent, with tho advice of the Privy Council, authorised "a gentleman of worthy learning "and integrity" to dispense with such parts of the Act as were impossible or burdensome rather than beneficial; this had given rise to some "suspicion of "private gain with public loss," he was therefore desirous of resigning the patent. The Act proceeds to repeal the recited Act, and proposes instead a number of very Bpecial provisions as to the carrying on of the trades of butchers, tanners, curriers, cordwainers, and shoemakers; and for tho '' searching and sealing" of leather by persons duly appointed. Not mentioned in L. J., but endorsed with date of first reading in H. C. J. wanting.

1584-5, March 10.—Draft of "An Act for provision "to be made for the surety of the Queen's Majesty's "most royal person and the continuance of the realm "in peace." 27 Eliz. c. 1. L. J., H. 95, &c.

Annexed,

1. Draft of " An Act for provision to be made for "the surety of tho Queeu's Majesty's person and "tho good estate of the realm." 1584, Dec. 14. Noted, " Vacat qr. nova." C. J. wanting. 1584-5, March 10.—Draft of "An Act against the "delay of executions." Executions for debt or damage not to be stayed in future though a writ of error be depending. Read 2a, March 16. No further proceeding. L. J., II. 95, 100.

1584-5, March 10.—Draft of " An Act touching tan"ners, curriers, shoemakors, and other artificers occupy"ing the cutting of leather:" against tho buying of tanned leather for the purpose of selling it again at an increased rate; no person to sell tanned leather

House op unwrought or uncut, except tanners. See 27 Eliz. c. 16. Lords. L j n 95> &c

Annexed,

1. Copy of'' An Act against ingrossers and regrators '1 of tanned leather, and for the true tanning of "leather." None but tanners to sell tanned leather unwrought: gives special directions as to the method of tanning, the liquor to be used, &c. Endorsed, " 1584." 1584-6, March 10.—Draft of "An Act for the pre"servation of timber in the Weyldes of the counties "of Sussex, Surrey, and Kent, and for the amendment "of highways decayed by carriage to and from iron "mills there." 27 Eliz. c. 19. L. J., II. 95, &o. Annexed,

1. Draft of " An Act for the preservation of timber "in the county of Sussex for the service of the "navy, as also for the amendment of the high"ways there, and for the repeal of a proviso "limited in the Statute against converting of "wood into coals or other fuel for iron mills "made in the xxiii. year of Her Majesty's reign." 1584, Nov. 30. Endorsed with dates of readings in H. C, and " Vacat qr. nova." C. J. wanting.

2. Draft of "A Bill for the preservation of wood '' and timber about the towns of Rye and Win"chelsea in the east part of the county of "Sussex." Provides, amongst other things, that persons cutting wood or underwood within four miles of the said towns shall enclose the " spring "thereof," as a protection against cattle, for a period of eight years after the felling, under a penalty of 6s. Sd. a month for every rood left unenclosed. Endorsed, " 1584." Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1584-5, March 10.—Draft of "An Act touching the "breadth of white woollen cloths made within the "counties of Wilts, Gloucester, Somerset, and Oxon, "and elsewhere of like making." 27 Eliz. c. 17. L. J., II. 95, &c.

1584-5, March 11. — Draft of "An addition to the "Statute intituled for buying and selling of Roother "beast and cattle, made anno tertio Edwardi sexti." Great evil is done to the Commonwealth by those who buy up fat cattle to be resold alive, no one to do so in future: Act not to prevent licensed drovers from buying cattle in any of the counties of Wales, or in Cornwall, Cheshire, Devonshire, Dorsetshire, Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Monmouthshire, Northumberlandshiro, Rutlandshire, and Shropshire, and selling the same again at a distance of sixty miles at least from the place where they were bought. Endorsed, "xi. Martij 1584. Twice read and rejected." Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1584-5, March 13.—Draft of a Bill against the merchants suspected to have poisoned Ralph Scudamore. Recites the common report that Ralph Scudamore, sent on Her Majesty's business to the King of Morocco, had been there murdered by English merchants; enacts that the suspected persons shall be tried, and, if found guilty, punished, as if the offence had been committed at Westminster. Endorsed with date of 1st reading in H. C. Not mentioned in'L. J. C. J. wanting.

1584-5, March 13.—Draft of "An Act for the main"tenance of the Pier and Cobb of Lyme Regis in the "county of Dorset." 27 Eliz. c. 1. in list of private Acts, folio edition. L. J., II. 97, &c.

1584-5, March 15.—Draft of "An Act for nailing "and making of nails within the counties of Stafford, "' Worcester, and Salop." Nailing to be a trade of itself in the said counties, andnone but those apprenticed and trained to it to practise it, and no apprentice to set up Bhop as a nailer unless ho bo 30 years old or married. Every nailer having two apprentices to have also one journeyman. Endorsed, " Luna:, 15° Martij 1584. The "first reading and rejected upon the question." Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1584-5, March 10.—Draft of " An Act for the cstablish"ment of the Company of curriers of London." No person in tho city of London or within three miles thereof, except freomen and members of the curriers company, to practise the "trade of dressing, working, "and currying of leather tanned with, oak bark." Endorsed with dates of 1st and 2nd readings and commitment in H. C, but no further proceeding. C. J. wanting.

1584-5, March 18.—" An explanation of a branch of a "Statute made in the 5,h year of Her Majesty's reign "against the carrying of sheepskins over the sea, "together with nn Act that sheepskins be not cut, "slaughtered, nor spoiled by butchers in flaying them."

To encourage the tanning of sheepskins in England. House Of

and to prevent damage to tho skins in flaying by Lords.

butchers who "leave the best part of the skin upon

"the muttons, to the end the flesh may seem the

"fairer." Endorsed, " Touching Pelts," and with date

of first reading in H. C, but no further proceeding.

C. J. wanting.

1585, May 20.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen and sealed. In extenso, L. J., II. 109.

1585. June 7.—Commission for prorogation of Parliament. Signed by the Queen and sealed. In extenso, L. J., II. 110.

1585, Oct. 11.—Commission for prorogation of Par liament. Signed by the Queen and sealed. See L. J., II. 111.

1586, Oct. 28.—Commission directed to John Archbishop of Canterbury, William Lord Burghley, and Henry Earl of Derby, to hold Parliament. Neither signed nor sealed. In extenso, L. J., II. 116.

1586, Oct. 31.—Draft of a Bill to provide that enrolments of conveyances made with the deputy of the Custos Rotulorum and clerk of the peace shall be as valid as if made before the Custos Rot. or clerk of the peace himself.

The Bill was apparently read a first time, Feb. 17, 1584-5, dropped and taken up again in 1586. It is endorsed " 17 Febr. 1584. The first reading. 31 Oct'. 86. "Tho first reading. 3 Nov'. 86. The second reading. "7 Nov'. 1586. Dashed and rejected." Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1586- 7, Fel). 15.—Commission appointing Sir Edmund Anderson, Chief Justice, to be Speaker during the illness of Sir Thomas Bromley, Lord Chancellor. L. J., II. 127. In extenso. [Seal wanting.]

1587- 8, March 23.—Commission for dissolving Parliament. Signed by the Queen. In extenso, L. J., II. 143.

1588, Mar. 28.—Bill " Against forestalling, regrating, "engrossing, and like abuses." Act of Edward VI. on the subject to be put in due execution, and further extended to all wines, sweet oils, spices, sugar, currants, prunes, and corn coming from abroad; for a period of twenty days after importation; any persons conspiring to keep up prices to be fined 100L and suffer three months imprisonment; Act not to extend to anyone buying for the purpose of selling again by retail. Brought from H. 0. on date. L. J., II. 167. No further proceeding mentioned.

1592.—Copy of a Bill endorsed, "92. Concerning "cloth making in the town of Colchester." Recites the falling off of the trade in the said town; clothiers, free burgesses of the town, may buy and sell wool fit for making " bayes, sayes, mockadoes, fringes, &c," to strangers and others makers of bayes, &c, and to them only. Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1592.—Draft of "An Act concerning the town of Ban"bury in the county of Oxenford, for wool and yarn to "be bought and sold in the markets and fairs there:" poverty has greatly increased in Banbury, and the inhabitants desire that they may be allowed to buy and sell wool in their markets, as a means of providing employment for the poor. Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1592.—Copy of "An Act of addition to an Act made "in the Session of Parliament in the 23d year of the "reign of our Sovereign Lady the Queen's Majesty, in"tituled An Act for the abolishing of certain deceitful "stuff used in dying cloths, &c." Recites Act of 23d Eliz. against the use of " logwood alias blockwood," which applies only to dyers, and extends its provisions to sellers of goods so dyed. Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1592.—Copy of " An Act for the avoiding of stealing "of apparel, household stuff, and such like things forth "of the dwelling houses and lodgings of Her Majesty's "subjects within the cities of London and Westminster "and the suburbs thereof and in Southwark and within "other places within two miles thereunto adjoining:" against dealers in old clothes and second-hand goods; requires them to keep any goods brought to them for 16 days before disposing of the same, and to make a return of them to Ralph Smythe " one of your highness "ordinary yeomen waiters," and John Ellis of London, appointed registers of the brokers, 4c. Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1592.—Copy of " An Act for the maintenance of Eng"lish artificers and handicraftsmen." English handicraftsmen have great difficulty in finding shops or work in and about London and other places in consequence of the number of foreign handicraftsmen; every foreigner Horn Of before practising any handicraft to serve 7 years as Lo,pg- apprentice to the same. Not mentioned in L. J. 0. J. wanting.

1592.—Copy of " An Act for the altering of the market "day now used in the town of High Barnet in the "county of Hertford, and reducing it unto the old and "accustomed day." The inhabitants of Leighton Buzzard complain that a cattle market for the supply of meat to London and other places having been held in their town for many hundred years on Tuesdays, a market has lately been started or renewed at Barnet on Mondays, the right day being Thursday, by this their sale is forestalled and they likely to be ruined. No market to be held at Barnet except on Thursday. Not mentioned in L. J. C.'J. wanting.

1592.—Copy of " An Act for the avoiding of certain "conveyances and assurances of divers manors, lands, "and tenements by undue and indirect means procured "to be conveyed and assured by Kiohard Smyth of "Shelford in the county of Warwick, esquire, to Wm. "Lyttleton, one of the sons of Sir John Lyttleton of "Franckly in the county of Worcester, knight." Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1592.—Copy of "An Act for the maintenance of the "bridge and streets of the town of 'Estretford' in "the county of Nottingham." Great poverty exists in the town, the roads and "the bridge of stone of five "arches over the River Idle " are in a ruinous state in consequence of the through traffic of carts, &c.: great damage is likely to be done to certain mills belonging to the Crown, if the bridge should be carried away. One penny toll to be taken for every cart, &c. coming into the town. Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1592.—Copy of " An Act for explanation and enlarging "of a statute made in the 27th year of the Queen's "Majesty's reign> intituled An Act for redress of erro"neons judgments in the court commonly called the, "King's Bench." Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting. • ■

1592. Copy of " An Act for the increase and preserva"tion of woods within the county of Sussex." Recites the Act of 35 Hen. VIII. on the same subject, and extends its application to lords of manors and owners of woods, <fec. Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1592.—Draft of " An Act for confirmation of a lease "made by Seth Holland and others to Edward Morrice." The lease was made by the Dean (Seth Holland) and Chapter of Worcester, 4th May, 4th & 5th Philip and Mary, to the father of Edward Morrice (now servant to Lord Cochrane) and Richard Morrice, and had been fraudulently surrendered during their absence "in the "parts beyond the sea attending (by your Majesty's "commandment) your honorable Commissioners in the "last treaty of peace begone [begun] at Ostend." Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1592-3, Feb. 26.—Draft of "An Act for reducing of "disloyal subjects to their due obedience." Disloyal subjects had entertained " Jesuits, seminaries, andmass"ing priests," yielding "themselves to that usurped "power and authority of the Bishop of Rome whereby "he hath presumed most falsely and wickedly to "denounce Her Majesty to be deprived of Her Royal "Estate and government and Her Highness' subjects "to be discharged of their loyalty and obedience:" enacts penalties against those convicted of recusancy, that is of " not repairing to some church, chapel, or usual "place of common prayer;" and on the abettors of such offenders. Endorsed with dates of proceedings inH. C. and " vacat qr. nova." Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

Annexed,

1. Another draft of a Bill with the same object. Endorsed " Nova," with dates of proceedings in H. C. (C. J. wanting). 1593. March 12. 1592-3, Feb. 27. —Draft of "An Act made touching "the transporting of certain woollen cloths beyond the "seas, called vesses, raycs. sailing cloths, park cloths, "or sorting cloths made in Somersetshire, Wiltshire, "Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, or elsewhere of like "making." The said cloths may he exported "un"barbed, unrowed not first coursed nor shorn," several recited Acts to the contrary notwithstanding. Endorsed with dates of proceedings in H. C. Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting. Annexed,

1. List of Committee on the Bill in H. C. March 9, 1592-3.

1592-3, March 1.—Draft of "An Act to avoid the "stealing of oxen, kine, sheep, and lambs." Thieves to have no benefit of clergy, but to suffer " death in such "manner and form as they shd if they were no clerks."

Endorsed with dates of proceedings in H. C. Not House Os mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting. Lokds.

1592-3, March 7.—Draft of "An Act for the natural "izing and making free of William Sidney, eldest son "of Sir Robert Sidney, Knight, governor of Flushing, "and Dame Barbara his wife, and of Peregrine Wing"field, son and heir of Sir John Wingfield, Knight, "and Dame Susan Countess of Kent his wife." 35 Eliz. c. 7. in list of Private Acts, 8vo edition. L. J., II. 174, Ac.

1592-3, March 8.—Draft of " An Act for the repeal of "a branch of a Statute made in the 4th and 5th years of "King Philip and Queen Mary, intituled An Act touch"ing the making of woollen cloths." Permits inhabitants of Devonshire, though not living in any town, to exercise the "feat or mystery of making, weaving, or "rowing of any cloth." Endorsed with dates of proceedings in H. C. Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

Annexed,

1. Proviso: Surrey included in Act.

2. Proviso: No person not resident in a town, if prac-
tising cloth making, to hold more than 20 acres of
land.

1592-3, March 8.—Draft of "An addition to an Act "made in the 31st year of the Queen's Majosty's reign "intituled An Act for the avoiding of privy and secret "outlawries of Her Majesty's subjects, added and pro"vided for the due execution of Her Majesty's process." The Act of 31st Eliz. contained no penalty on sheriffs, &c. for not making due proclamation in actions personal, by which means many persons were unduly outlawed ; violent resistance is frequently offered to sheriffs, bailiffs, and other officers when serving or executing any writ, process, or precept: provides for due proclamation of actions, and for peaceable serving and executing of writs. Endorsed with dates of proceedings in H. C. "2° Aprilis 93. The third roading and "dashed upon the question." C. J. wanting.

1592-3, March 10.—Draft of "An Act for the main"tenance of clothing within tho parish of Cranbrooke "in the county of Kent and within eight miles of tho "same parish. Cloth making and dying in and near Cranbrook has fallen into decay in consequence of the amount of timber used in ironworks. No new iron mills to be erected; millowners only to use for fuel timber growing on their own lands; recites and amends various Acts on the subject of clothmaking. Endorsed with dates of proceedings in H. C. Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1592-3, March 10.—Draft of "An Act for the ease of "the charge of the jurors returned for the trial of any "issue in any of the Courts at Westminster." Jurors appearing out of their proper counties to receive such sum as the justices shall award, to be paid by the suitors under pain of committal, provided that no baron or peer be committed. Rejected after third reading in H. L. L. J., II. 166.

Annexed,

1. Engrossment of preceding.

2. Draft of amendments.

1592-3, March 10.—Draft of " An Act for tho expedi"tion of Justice in real actions at Common Law." Endorsed with dates of proceedings in H. C. March 16, "The second reading, and upon the question was "rejected." C. J. wanting.

1592-3, March 12.—Draft of " An Act concerning the "exemplification of fines and recoveries." Fines and recoveries to be enrolled pursuant to Act 23 Eliz. c. 3, and tho " exemplification " of any such enrolment under the seal of the Court of Common Pleas to be evidenco in law. Endorsed, "Lunee, 12° Martij 92. Twice read "and committed. Dashed." C. J. wanting.

Annexed,

1. List of Committee on the Bill in H. C. March 12.

1592-3, March 15.—Draft of " An Act for the relief of "the cities, towns corporate, boroughs, and market "towns within the realm of England." London possesses great blessings in the residence of the Queen, the hold ing of. the Courts of Law, tho River Thames, and the resort of people from all parts of England to buy goods to be sold in their own towns; great injury is done to country towns by inhabitants of London who go down to markets and fairs with goods for sale: this practice forbidden. Endorsed, " 15° Martis 92. The first reading, and rejected upon the Question." C. J. wanting.

1592-3, March 15.—Draft of " An Act for the true "assizing, marking, and measuring of timber." Dishonesty is caused by sale of unsized timber, and unjust gains are made by wharfingers who buy up all timber coming to their wharves and elsewhere; timber to bo Hocse 01 measured and marked, and no one to purchase timber Lobiih. for tne purpose of selling the same again unwrought. "~~ The master and wardens of the Company of Carpenters of London, or their deputies, or persons appointed by the justices of the peace for the county, to have power to search for timber bought up by wharfingers. Endorsed with dates of proceedings in H. C. C. J. wanting. Not mentioned in L. J. Annexed,

1. List of Committee on the Bill in H. C. April 5.

1592-3, March 19.—Draft of " An Act touching the "true and lawful assizing of bread." Bakers make and sell at more than the just value odd-shaped, groat and unsized loaves, which the magistrates and others have no means of weighing; sized bread only to be mado for sale, certain kinds of bread excepted. Endorsed, "Nova, 19° Martij 92. The first reading and rejected, "92 no, 65 yea." Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

Annexed,

1. Draft of an Act with same title. Endorsed with dates of first and second reading and commitment in H. C. and " Vacat qr. nova. Feb. 27. 1592-3, March 19.—Draft of " An Act for the main"tenance of the wire works at Tintern in the county "of Monmouth, and of the iron wire drawers, iron "wire cardmakers, and iron wire workers throughout "England and Wales:" against the importation of foreign wire; regulates the making of iron wire in Monmouthshire, the price of wire, &c. Endorsed with dates of proceedings in H. C, and "not agreed upon "by the Committees." C. J. wanting. Annexed,

1. List of Committee on Bill in H. C. March 28.

2. Copy of a Bill differing very slightly from ubovo, with a Breviate attached and a list of objections answered seriatim.

1592-3, March 20.—Draft of a Bill endorsed "For "fish and herring." The Bill is called in the Journal An Act for repeal of a statute made in the 23d year of Her Majesty's reign, intituled " An Act for increase of "mariners and for maintenance of navigation, and con"ceming the bringing of salted fish and salted herrings "into this realm." See 39 Eliz. c. 10, with which this draft is nearly identical. Brought from H. C, L. J., II. 179. Passed through all its stages, but did not receive the royal assent.

1592-3, March 20.—Draft of " An Act to confirm the "sale of certain manors, lands, and tenements made by "Sir Richard Knightley, Knight, Valentine Knightley "and Edward Knightley, Esquires, unto Charles Hales, "Esquire, Thomas Brickett and John Lamberd. gentle"men, and others." 35 Eliz. c. 8. in list of Private Acts, 8vo edition L. J., II. 179, &o.

Annexed,

1. Draft of provisoes and amendments.

1592-3, March 20.—Draft of " An Act concerning the "assurance of certain lands and tenements to Beado "Stafford, Esquire, and Mabell his wife, and to the "heirs of the said Reade." (Mutilated). 35 Eliz. c. 9. in list of Private Acts, 8vo edition. L. J., II. 179, &c.

Annexed,

1. Paper endorsed "Committee's notes and amend"ments, Mr. Stafford's Bill."

1592-3, March 20.—Draft of "An Act for the expla"nation and true interpretation of a Statute made in '' the 27th year of the Queen's Majesty's reign, intituled "An Act for the preservation of tho haven at Plymouth." Under tho Act 27 Eliz. the Mayor and " Cominalty'" of Plymouth were authorised to make a trench or watercourse to supply the town and shipping with water; this they had turned to their own profit by erecting corn mills on it, to the damage of millowners on the river " Mewe alias Mevie." Mills to be removed within two years. Endorsed with dates of proceedings in H. C. C. J. wanting. Not mentioned in L. J.

1592-3, March 24.—Draft of "An Act for the grant "of three entire subsidies and six fifteenths and tenths "granted by the temporalty." 35 Eliz. c. 13. Brought from H. C. L. J., II. 180.

1592-3, March 24.—Draft of "An Act that the site of "the late dissolved house of the Gray Friars in or near "Cambridge may be sold or let in fee farm or other"wise for the erection of a new college in the University "of Cambridge." 35 Eliz. c. 2. in list of Private Acts, 8vo edition. Brought from H. C. L. J., II. 181.

1593, March 27— Draft of " An Act to retain the "Queen's Majesty's subjects in their due obedience." 35 Eliz. c. 1. Read 1*. L. J., II. 182, Ac.

Annexed,

1. Draft of amendments. 31st March.

2. Draft of provisoes.

1593, March 28.—Draft of " An Act touching power House Oi "and liberty to repeal certain uses of a deed tripartite LoBP6, "herein mentioned of and in certain manors, lands, and "tenements of Anthony Cooke of Romford in the county "of Essex." Endorsed, "Nova," with dates of proceedings in H. C. C. J. wanting. Brought from H. C. L. J., II. 182. 35 Eliz. c. 12. in list of Private Acts, 8vo edition.

Annexed,

1. Another draft. Endorsed with dates of 1st and 2nd reading in H. C. and "vacat qr. nova." March 14. C. J. wanting. 1593, March 28.—Draft of "An Act for making free "certain children born beyond the sea, and to put tho "same children in the nature of mere Englishmen." 35 Eliz. c. 13. in list of Private Acts, 8vo edition. Brought from H. C. L. J., II. 182. Annexed,

1. Rider adding Daniel Sealiett to Bill.

2. Rider adding Wm. Litelton and Elizth. Knowles. 1593, March 28.—Draft of "An Act against strangers

"born to sell by way of retail foreign wares brought "into this realm." For the protection of English retail dealers, no foreigner, unless he has served seven years apprenticeship, to sell foreign wares by retail; saving rights of denizens now trading. Brought from H. C. L. J., II. 182. Read 2", 31st March, but no further proceeding.

1593, April 2.—Draft of "An Act for tho reviving, "continuance, explanation, and perfecting of divers "statutes." 35 Eliz. c. 7. Brought from H. C. L.J., H. 185.

Annexed,

1. Draft of proviso to the Bill.

2. Draft of the amendments.

1593, April 2.—Draft of "An Act for bringing of "fresh water to tho town of Stonehouse in the county "of Devon." 35 Eliz. c. 10. in list of Private Acts, 8vo edition. Brought from H. C. L. J., II. 185.

Annexed,

1. Proviso added in H. C. March 31. C. J.
wanting.

1593, April 2.—Draft of "An Act to avoid the great "loss and prejudice that growoth to Her Majesty and "Her subjects through the over length of broad "cloths." Great injury is done to the revenue by tho making of cloth in pieces of greater length than that prescribed by Statute; length of every piece limited to 32 yards; Act not to extend to Worcester, Essex, or Suffolk. Brought from H.C. L. J., II. 185. Read 1", April 3d, but no further proceeding.

Annexed,

1. Draft proviso introduced into Bill.

2. ,, amendments.

3. List of Committee on tho Bill in H. C. March 14.
C. J. wanting.

1593, April 2. — Draft of "An Act touching the *' breadth of plunkets, azures, and blues and other "coloured cloths made within the coimty of Somerset "and elsewhere of like making." 35 Eliz. c. 9. Brought from H.C. L. J., II. 185.

Annexed,

1. Proviso to the Bill, noted " The Statute of the
"fifth and sixth year of King Edward tho Sixth
"is false imprinted, for by the roll in Mr. Mason's
"office those cloths should contain in weight
"68 pounds, and by the printed book they are
"made to contain 88 pounds."

2. A copy of the Bill.

1593, April 2.—Draft of "Amendments to be mado "in the Act for explanation and confirmation of tho "Queen's Majesty's title to the lauds and tenements "late of Sir Francis Englefield, Knight, attainted of "high treason." (35 Eliz. c. 5). Bill brought from H. C. L. J., II. 185. The draft is wrongly endorsed "Continuance of Statutes Amendments."

1593, April 3.—Draft of a Bill endorsed *' Touch"ing coopers and brewers." 3° Aprilis 93. The, first reading. 7° Aprilis 93. The " Second reading and com"mitted. 10° Aprilis 93. Brought in again." The provisions of the Act of 23 Hen. 8, relating to the size of barrels, &c, and providing that brewers may keep one or two servants of the craft of coopers and no moie for repair of their barrels, aro constantly evaded, for brewers keep as many as 8 or 10 coopers to " staff and "trim alter and translate foreign and usual casks" for their beer; a beer brewer in future to have in his house two coopers at the most, an ale-brewer one. Not mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting.

1593, April 3. — Draft of "An Act touching iron "mills, steel mills, and glass houses near unto any

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