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HOUSE OF unwrought or uncut, except tanners. See 27 Eliz. c. 16. To encourage the tanning of sheepskins in England. HOUSE OF
and to prevent damage to the skins in flaying by
butchers who "leave the best part of the skin upon
- of tanned leather, and for the true tanning of " fairer.” Endorsed, “ Touching Pelts,” and with date
ment. Signed by the Queen and sealed. In extenso,
1585, Oct. 11.—Commission for prorogation of Par
liament. Signed by the Queen and sealed. See L. J.,
“ in the county of Sussex for the service of the 1586, Oct. 28.—Commission directed to John Arch-
in H. C., and “ Vacat qr. nova.” C. J. wanting. valid as if made before the Custos Rot. or clerk of the
" and timber about the towns of Rye and Win- The Bill was apparently read a first time, Feb. 17,
In extenso. [Seal wanting.]
“ engrossing, and like abuses.” Act of Edward VI. on
for making “bayes, sayes, mockadoes, fringes, &c.,” to
employment for the poor. Not mentioned in L. J.
“ reign of our Sovereign Lady the Queen's Majesty, in-
“ subjects within the cities of London and Westminster
in L. J. C. J. wanting.
1592.-Copy of “An Act for the maintenance of Eng.
HOUSE OF before practising any handicraft to serve 4 years as Endorsed with dates of proceedings in H. C. Not
1592–3, March 7.-Draft of “An Act for the natural-
tants of Devonshire, though not living in any town, to
tising cloth making, to hold more than 20 acres of
1592.—Copy of “ An Act for explanation and enlarging bailiffs, and other officers when serving or executing
“ dashed upon the question." C. J. wanting.
1592.-Draft of “ An Act for confirmation of a lease amount of timber used in ironworks. No new iron mills
sum as the justices shall award, to be paid by the suitors
and the “ exemplification" of any such enrolment under
the seal of the Court of Common Pleas to be evidence
Endorsed “Nova,” with dates of proceedings “ and committed. Dashed.” C. J. wanting.
to markets and fairs with goods for sale : this practice
forbidden. Endorsed, “ 150 Martis 92. The first read1. List of Committee on the Bill in H. C. March 9, ing, and rejected upon the Question.” C. J. wanting. 1592-3.
1592-3, March 15.-Draft of “ An Act for the true 1592-3, March 1.-Draft of " An Act to avoid the “ assizing, marking, and measuring of timber.” Dis“ stealing of oxen, kine, sheep, and lambs." Thieves to honesty is caused by sale of unsized timber, and unjust have no benefit of clergy, but to suffer “ death in such gains are made by wharfingers who buy up all timber * manner and form as they shd if they were no clerks." coming to their wharves and elsewhere; timber to be
HOUSE OF LORDS,
measured and marked, and no one to purchase timber for the 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. Č. 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, great and unsized loaves, which the magistrates and others have no means of weighing; sized bread only to be made 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.
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“ cerning 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 editio) L. J., II. 179, &c. Annexed,
1. Draft of provisoes and amendments. 1592–3, March 20.--Draft of " An Act concerning the “ assurance of certain lands and tenements to Reade “ 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 the haven at Plymouth.” Under the 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. Maroh 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 Éliz. c. 1. Read 1°. L. J., II. 182, &c. Annexed,
1. Draft of amendments. 31st March.
1593, March 28.-Draft of " An Act touching power HOUSE OF
LORDS. “ and liberty to repeal certain uses of a deed tripartite “ 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 “yacat 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 the " 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 2a, 31st March, but no further proceeding.
1593, April 2.-Draft of " An Act for the reviving, “ continuance, explanation, and perfecting of divers "statutes.” 35 Eliz. c. 7. Brought from É. C. L.J., II. 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 the town of Stonehouse in the county “ of Devon." 35 Eliz. c. 10. in list of Private Acts, Svo edition. Brought from H. C. L. J., II. 185. Annexed, 1. Proviso added in H. C. March 31. C. J.
1. Draft proviso introduced into Bill.
C. J. wanting.
“ fifth and sixth year of King Edward the Sixth
" made to contain 88 pounds."
1593, April 3.-Draft of a Bill endorsed “Touch“ ing coopers and brewers.” 30 Aprilis 93. The first reading. 7° Aprilis 93. The “ Second reading and com“ mitted. 100 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 cooper's and no more for repair of their barrels, are 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
Horse Of " navigable or portable river.” No wood growing beer to be brewed; only two kinds of beer and ale to be
within 8 miles of a navigable river, where navigable, to brewed in future, viz., strong and small; and the strong
1. Draft of amendments.
mentioned in L. J. C. J. wanting. 1593, April 6.-Draft of “ An Act for the bringing 1593.-Draft of a Bill “ Against the carrying of tin “ in clapboard from the parts beyond the seas, and the " unwrought out of this realm.” The pewterers' trade “ restraining of transporting of wine cask, for the has decreased in England, and the export of tin in“ sparing and preserving of timber within the realm.” creased, especially to Flanders, to be there wrought and 35 Eliz. c. 11. Brought from H. C. L. J., II. 188. sold as English pewter; no merchant to export un. Annexed,
wrought tin unless he export in the same ship an equal 1. Draft of amendments.
weight of pewter vessels; no beer to be sold by retail
“ and committed. Vacat gr. alia.” Not men- C. J. wanting.
1596-7, Jan 27.-Copy of a Decree of the Court of
Cruys. About July 1595 John Welby was lawfully pre1593, April 6.—Draft of “ An Act for the rating of sented by Her Majesty to the vicarage of Fotheringhey in “ the wages of spinners and weavers, and to reform the the county of Northampton, and duly inducted by the “ falsities of regrators of woollen yarn." The Act of Bp., but Gamaliel Cruys of Fotheringhey, under pre5th Eliz, touching divers orders for artificers, labourers, tence that there was no vicarage, as proprietor of the servants of husbandry, and apprentices, to apply to wages parsonage, claimed and took all the tithes and eccle. of spinners and weavers. No person to buy woollen siastical dues arising within the parish, and when called yarn unless for the purpose of working the same except upon to answer in the Court of Exchequer, alleged that in the county and city of York. Brought from H. C.. there had been in ancient time a college at FotheringL.J., II. 188. Read 1", April 7th. No further proceeding. hey of 1 master, 12 chaplains, 8 clerks, and 13 choristers, Annexed,
having perpetual succession to celebrate divine service 1. Draft of “ An Act as well to avoid deceipts done for ever, who were seised in fee of the rectory of Fother" by spinners of woollen yarn and weavers of inghey, and that there was no vicarage, but they held " woollen cloths and to increase their wages, as the whole rectory impropriate, and received the profits, “ also to reform the great abuses and oppressions one of the said chaplains being annually chosen as “ done to Her Majesty's good subjects by regra- curate, until the college was dissolved, and the rectory “ tors of woollen yarn commonly called yarn and all the profits passed into the possession of King " choppers or jobbers of yarn." Spinners to Hen. VIII. or Edw. VI.; that Her Majesty granted return the same weight in yarn as they receive the said rectory and church with all their rights to in wool, to be paid a fixed rate per pound spun; Richard Okeham and Richard Bittinson, and the heirs weavers to use all the yarn they receive or to and assigns of the said Okeham for ever, free of all return surplus; to be paid at a fixed rate; cloth charges except 81. for a curate; that Okeham and to be of stated breadth; judges, justices, &c. to Bittinson conveyed the premises to Jeffery Cruys have authority in offences under the Act; none and James Cruys the father of the defendant: that but persons requiring yarn for the purposes of after the death of the said Jeffery, the said James trade or business to be allowed to buy, that Cruys conveyed the premises to the defendant; and regrating or buying to sell again at a profit may that a sufficient curate had always been provided to the be checked. March 9. Endorsed with dates of satisfaction of the Bp. of the diocese; but on the other first and second reading and commitment in H.C., hand it was proved that a vicarage of Fotheringhey and “ Vacat qr. nova." C. J. wanting.
existed before the foundation of the said college. It 1593, April 6.-Draft of “ An Act for the reforma- was therefore adjudged that the said John Welbye “ tion of sundry abuses in cloths called Devonshire should enjoy the profits of the vicarage and have pos“ kerseys or dozens, according to a proclamation of the session of the vicarage house, and 15 acres of land “ 34th year of the reign of our sovereign lady the therewith, and that a commission should be issued to " Queen's Majesty that now is.” 35 Eliz.c. 10. Brought the Bp. of Peterborough and others to allot the said from H.C. L. J., II. 188.
house with convenient yard, garden, &c., and the said
1. Fair copy of part of above Decree.
2. Copy of further Decree in the cause. 1. Draft of amendments made in H. C.
Endorsed, “An Order in the Exchequer, 18° Aprilis,
“ ano 1597, for the establishing of such house-room,
sion from the Court of Exchequer.
Endorsed, “ The return of an inquisition between
I the seas of English parents, and to put " of Fotheringhey, ano 39 Eliz."
hey," for one year from Michaelmas 1542 to
Mich. 1543. Sheppie, while in the service of Sir Richard Windebank 1597, Nov. 19.-Draft of "An Act for the making at Antwerp, there married, and had a son, the said " and continual keeping of Somersham Bank betwixt George Sheppie. Bill brought from H. C. and read 1* “ Sornersham and Chatteris.” The bank, about three and 24, but no further proceeding. L. J., II. 189. miles long, extends from Somersham in the county of
1593, April 9. - Draft of “An Act concerning Huntingdon to Chatteris in the Isle of Ely, and is in“ brewers and the brewing of beer and ale.” The Act tended to keep the fresh water out of certain fen lands; of 23 Hen. 8, regulating the price of beer, is evaded, is much damaged from being used by drovers and others because it contains no provisions as to the quality of as a road ; tolls may be levied on horses and cattle using
the bank, after it has been put in repair by the inhabi. tants of Somersham.
Endorsed, “19 Nov 1597. The first reading. Vacat “ qr, nova.” C. J. wanting. Not mentioned in L. J. Annexed,
1. Reasons in favor of the Bill. 1597, Dec. 7.-Engrossment of “ An Act of Parlia“ ment for Arthur Éatch, Her Majesty's ward, for the “ enjoying of the rectory and parsonage of South “ Molton, according to an agreement thereof had be. “ tween him and the Dean and Canons of the King's “ Free Chapel of St. George within his castle of Wind. “ sor.” Endorsed, “ } rejected, and a new Bill in place “ hereof proposed to the House.” L. J., II. 203, 210.
1597, Dec. 8.--Draft of “ An Act for the enabling of “ Edmund Molineux, Esquire, to sell lands for the pay“ ment of debts and legacies." Read 1a. L. J., II. 204. Counsel ordered to be heard, 19th Jan, 1597-8, but no further proceeding. L. J., II. 219. Annexed,
1. Draft of amendments to the Bill. 1597, Dec. 9.-Draft of “ An Act for the better main“ tenance and well keeping of Staines Bridge and “ Egham 'Causey,' being the highway from London “ unto the west parts of England." Brought from H. C. L. J., II. 205. See 39 Eliz. c. 11. in list of Private Acts, 8vo edition.
1597, Dec. 13.--Draft of “ An Act for the recovering " of three hundred thousand acres the more or less of “ wastes 'marish' and watery grounds in the Isle of “ Ely and in the counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, “ Northampton, Lincoln, Norfolk, and Suffolk.” Com missions to be issued for ascertaining rights of the Crown and neighbouring inhabitants, and all having rights of common in the fens to be rated proportionably towards the expenses of draining. Brought from H.O. L.J., II. 208. Ordered to be engrossed, Feb.4, 1597-8, but no further proceeding. L. J., II. 223.
1597, Dec. 14.---Draft of “An Act to restrain the “ sowing of 'Oade' (oats) in meadows and cow pas" tures.” Hay is scarce in some places in consequence of pasture lands being sown with “oade.” No person to sow “oade" on land which within 20 years has been employed as pasture. Endorsed, with date of first reading in H. C. C. J. wanting. Not mentioned in L. J.
1597, Dec. 16.—Draft of “ An Act for confirmation of “ Statutes Merchants acknowledged in the city of Lin“ coln and the town corporate of Nottingham." Doubts have been raised as to the validity of Statutes Merchant duly sealed, &c. within the said city and town, they are declared valid ; saving judgments in actions at law decided or depending. Brought from H. C. L. J., II. 211. Committed, Feb. 4, 1697-8. L. J., II. 223., but no further proceeding. Annexed,
1. Abstract of preceding in law French. . 1597, Dec. 19.--Petition of the farmers of the possessions of the Bishoprick of Norwich lately belonging to the monastery of St. Bennett's, to Sir Wm. Periam, Knight, Lord Chief Baron. Are in danger of being disturbed in the possession of their farms by Theophilus Adams and others, who have fraudulently obtained the fee farm of these possessions for a yearly rent of 40s. when the lands are worth 2,0001. a year. Petitioners pray for the Lord Chief Baron's support to a Bill they have“ put up to the present Parliament.” See L. J. II. 213. Annexed, 1. “A brief of the Act for the establishing of the
“ Bishoprick of Norwich." 39 Eliz. c. 22. 1597, Dec 19.-Draft of “ An Act of Parliament for “ the relieving of clothiers concerning the weight of “ sbort broad and coloured cloths to be made within “ the counties of Suffolk and Essex." These cloths are required by statute to be of a size and weight now found inconvenient; for the trade in them which used to be with Spain and Antwerp now goes to “ the East “ Countries and Barbaria," for which a coarser kind of cloth is required; prescribes future weight of these cloths. Brought from H. C. on date. L. J., II. 213. Dropped after Report, and a new Bill brought in, Jan. 24, 1597-8. L. J., II. 220.
(1597 ?].--Engrossment of “An Act for the stablish “ ing an award made between Edmond Colton, gent., “ and Thomas Harvey, yeoman, for the assurance of “ certain lands in the county of Norfolk to one Thomas “ Ponyett and his heirs for ever." Noted, “ Soit baillé “ aux seigneurs.” The Bill, therefore, passed through the House of Commons, and as it is not mentioned in the journals, must belong to the period at which the
journals are wanting (1580 to 1603). The award is dated 1589, July 9. The Bill is evidently later than this, and was found amongst papers belonging to 1597.
1597–8, Jan. 19.-Draft of " An Act to take away “ future uses creating perpetuities of lands in special “ cases.” Forbids limitation of future uses to arise on the happening of some accidental circumstance. Endorsed with date of first Reading in H. C. C. J. wanting. Not mentioned in L. J.
1597-8, Jan. 21.-Draft of “An Act prohibiting the “ shipping of corn in some ports and places, and giving “ authority to justices of peace to appoint ports and “ places for shipping and embarking of corn and grain.” Corn is shipped “upon the open sea shore and other " creeks and places,” to the evasion of the customs : justices of the peace in maritime counties to appoint not more than six places in each county for the shipping of corn. Endorsed with dates of proceedings in H.C. C. J. wanting. Not mentioned in L. J. Annexed,
1. Another draft.
“in the Middle Temple Hall.” 1597-8, Feb. 3. 1597-8, Jan. 21,-Draft of “ An Act for restraint of “ carrying of corn or grain out of this realm for certain " times." Corn is scarce in consequence of exportation and bad harvests; no wheat, rye, barley, beans, peas, or oats of the growth of this realm to be put on board ship for exportation to any foreign country or to Scotland within one whole year after the reaping. Endorsed with dates of proceedings in H. C. C. J. wanting. Not mentioned in L. J.
1597-8, Jan. 24.-Draft of “ An Act for the settling " and disposing of certain lands within the county of “ York, being the inheritance of Thomas Knyvett, “ Esquire, one of Her Majesty's Privy Chamber." Endorsed with dates of proceedings, in H. C. C. J.wanting. Not mentioned in L. J.
1599, Nov. 26.— Exemplification or certified copy of the Act 35 Hen. 8, concerning the King's award for certain controversies between the Lord Dacre and the heirs general.of Sir James Strangwisshe.
1601, July 23.-Petition of George Bishop of Here. ford. The Bps. of Hereford have been acquitted under the great seal from payment of all tenths and dismes in consideration of divers lands and manors conveyed to the Crown Prays that it may be declared whether the Bp., “by this Act of Pole money," is to pay more than 601., at which he is taxed in the Bill, “and not a double " tenth, seeing he is discharged from paying any tenths " at all."
1601, Nov. 14.--Draft of “ An Act for reformation of “ brokers and pawntakers.” They are the chief receivers of stolen goods, and thereby encourage thieves and rogues. Number of brokers to be limited to two hundred in London, Westminster, and Southwark, to be men assessed at 51. in land or 101. in goods ; 160 brokers to be appointed for the city of London by the mayor and aldermen, 20 for Westminster to be appointed by the Dean or Steward of Westminster, and 20 for Southwark to be appointed by two justices : registrars to be also appointed and registers kept of goods pawned. Read 1°, L, J., II. 232. Read 2a, and committed, April 16, but no further proceeding. L. J., II. 233.
[1601, Dec. 3].—Writ of error in the case of Vaughan against Anderson and Glover. Not traceable in Journal. Annexed,
1. Answer of Anderson and Glover. 1601, Dec. 12.-Draft of“ An Act for redress of cer“tain abuses and deceipts used in painting.” The Company of Painters have been time out of mind an ancient company within the city of London, and have lately been incorporated by letters patent, under which none but those duly apprenticed may practise the art or mystery of painting or painter-staining; but of late the plasterers have begun to infringe this law, to the injury of duly apprenticed and skilled painters, and the increase of bad work. No plasterer in future shall exercise the art of painter-staining unless he have duly served an apprenticeship to a painter; plasterers, however, may use certain colours mixed with size but not with oil. The Bill was brought from H, C., Dec. 14, (L.J., II. 248) and counsel was ordered to be heard both for the painters and plasterers. The Bill was read 2a, Dec. 16 (254), and the matters in dispute were referred to the Lord Mayor and judges to decide, Dec. 18 (257). No further proceeding is mentioned.
1603-4, Jan. 26.-Writ of summons to Parliament to Bishop of St. Asaph.