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Cap. 4. Against imbezilling of ar- 5. An act for the relief of the city of mour, habiliments of war, and vic- Lincoln . tual. . .

6. An act for the fale of Thomas HandCap. 5. Concerning informers. . fors lands, towards the payment C2.6. Against abuses in election of of his debts.

fcholars, and presentation to bene- 7. An act for the avoiding of certain fices.

conveyances, and other eftates, supCap. 7. Against erecting and main- ' posed to be procured by Thomas taining of cottages.

Drury, of the lands of Thomas HaseCap. 8. For the true gauging of ver- . rigg.

fels brought from beyond the seas, 8. An act for the better assurance of converted by brewers for the utter- - lands and tenements for the mainance and fale of ale and beer. .. tenance of the grammar school at Cap. 9. For writs upon proclamations". Cambridge.

and exigents, to be current within

the county palatine of Durham. Cap. 1o. For the continuance and

Anno 35 Elizabethe. perfecting of divers statutes.' Cap. I. For retaining the Queen's maCap. 11. For explanation or declara- jesty's fubjects in their due obedi

tion of the statute of octavo Regis ence.
Henrici Sexti, concerning forcible Cap. 2. For the reftraining of popish
entries, the indictments thereupon recusants to fome certain places of

abode. Cap. 12. To avoid horse-stealing. ' Cap. 3. For explanation of a statute Cap. 13. For reviving and enlarging made in the thirty-fourth year of

of a statute made in the twenty- King Henry the Eighth, as well third year of her Majesty's reign, touching grants made to his Maje

for repairing of Dover haven. .. ity, as for confirmation of letters Cap. 14. For confirmation of the fub- : patents made by his Highness to fidies of the clergy.

- others. . Cap. 15. For the granting of four fif- Cap. 4. For the neceffary relief of sol

teens and tenths, and two entire diers and mariners.
subsidies, to our moft gracious so- Cap. 5. For explanation and confir-
vereign. lady the Queen's noft ex- ' mation of the Queen's majesty's title
cellent majesty.

to the lands and tenements,' late Cap. 16. For the Queen's majesty's Sir Francis Englefield's, ķnight, atmost gracious, general, and free tainted of high treason. pardon.

Cap. 6. Against converting of great Private Afts.

houses into several tenements, and

for restraint of inmates and incloAnno 31 Elizabethe. .

fures, in and near about the city of 1. An act for the preservation of the London and Westminster. haven of Orford.

Cap: 7. For the reviving, continu2. An act for the naturalizing of the ance, explanation and perfecting of

daughter of Ralph Elking, gentle- divers statutes. . man, wife of Richard Lambert. Cap. 8. For the avoiding of deceit 3. An act for the assurance of the used in making and selling of twice

jointure of Anne the wife of Henry - laid cordage, and for the better preNevill.

serving of the navy of this realm. 4. An act concerning the almlhouse Cap. 9. Touching the breadth of at Lamberne in Berkshire,

plunkets, azures and blues, and


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in the county of Somerset, and elle- daughters. where of like making.

6. An act for restitution in blood of Cap. 10. For the reformation of fun- Sir Thomas Perrott. '

dry abuses in cloths, called De- 7. An act for the naturalizing and vonshire kersies of dozens, accord- making free of William Sidney, elding to a proclamation of the thirty- est son of Sir Robert Sidney, knight, fourth year of the Queen's majesty's -- governor of Ulushing, and dame reign.

Barbara his wife; and of Peregrine Cap. 11. For the bringing in of clap- . Wingfield, son and heir of Sir John

board from the parts of beyond the Wingfield, and dame Suzan counseas, and the restraining of tranf-: tess of Kent his wife. porting of wine casks, for the spar- 8. An act to confirm the sale of cering and preserving of timber with- tain manors, lands and tenements in this realın.

made by Sir Richard Knightley, Cap. 12. For confirmation of the sub- knight, Valentine Knightley, and lidies of the clergy.

: Edward Knightley, esquires, unto Cap. 13. For the grant of three intire Charles Hales, esq; Thomas Brickett,

fubsidies, and fix fifteens and John Lambert, gent. and others.

tenth, granted by the temporalty. 9. An act concerning the assurance Cap. 14. For the Queen's majesty's of certain lands and tenements to

most gracious, free, and general Read Stafford, esquire, and Mabell pardon.

his wife, and to the heirs of the

said Reade. .. .: Private Aas. ; 10. An act for the bringing in of a Anno 35 Elizabetha.

fresh stream into the town of Stone

howse in the county of Devon. 1. An act for the confirmation of let- 11. An act that Lise Cave, Thomas ..ters patents to the mayor, sheriffs, Andrews, and Edmond Haslerida,

citizens and commonalty of the ci shall enjoy certain lands which were ty of Lincoln. .

- the lands of IVilliam Raven, gentle2. An act that the late scite of the dis-, man, servant to Robert Taylor, one

solved house of the Gray Fryers in of her Majesty's tellers in the reor near Cambridge may be sold, or. ceipt of her exchequer, towards lett in fee-farme, or otherwise, for the satisfaction of some debts due the erection of a new, college in the - to her Majesty. university of Cambridge.

12. An act touching power and liber3. An act for the better assurance of ty to repeal certain uses of a deed

the jointure of the lady Margaret tripartite herein mentioned, of and countess of Cumberland.

in the manors, lands and tene4. An act concerning the lands of Hen ments of Anthony Cook of Rumford,

ry late lord Abergavenny deceased. ,. esquire. 5. An act to enable William lord 13. An act for the naturalizing of

Vauxe lord Harrowden, to fell cer- · certain Englishmens children born tain manors, for payment of his beyond the seas.

mayor, 09 of let. , borje fiream in the bringin

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THE STATUTES at Large, &C.

Anno primo MARIÆ, sessio prima.

ACTS made in the parliament begun and holden

at Westminster the fifth day of Oćtober in the
first year of the reign of our most gracious
sovereign lady Mary, by the grace of God
Queen of England, France and Ireland, de-
fender of the faith, and of the church of Eng-
land, and also of Ireland, in earth the supream
head, and there continued to the one and
twentieth day of the same month; that is to
say, in the first session of the same parliament,
as followeth.

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An aɛt repealing and taking away certain treasons, felonies

and cases of premunire, [Orasmuch as the state of every King, ruler and governor of any The state of a T realm, dominion or commonalty, standeth and consisteth more King ftandeth asured by the love and favour of the subječt toward their sovereign m

ir more assuredly,

their popererer by the love of ruler and governor, than in the dread and fear of laws made with his fubjects rigorous pains and extreme punishment for not obeying of their fo- than in fear of vereign ruler and governor : (2) and laws also justly made for the laws. preservation of the commonweal, without extreme punishment or great penalty, are more often for the most part obeyed and kept, than laws and statutes made with great and extreme punishments, and in special Juch laws and statutes so made, whereby not only the ignorant and rude unlearned people, but also learned and expert people, minding honesty, are often and many times trapped and fnared, yea' many times for words only, without other fact or deed done or perpetrated :

II. The Queen's most excellent Majesty, calling to remembrance that many, as well honourable and noble perfons, as other of good reputation within this her Grace's realm of England, have of late (for words only, without other opinion, fact or deed) suffered shameful death not accustomed to nobles; her Highness therefore of her accustomed clemency and mercy, minding to avoid and put away the occasion and cause of like chances hereafter to ensue, trusting her loving subjects will, for her clemency to them jewed, love, Terve, and obey her Grace the more heartily and faithfully, than for dread or fear of VOL. VI,


pains of body, is contented and pleased that the severity of such like extreme, dangerous and painful laws, hall be abolished, annulled and

made frustrate and void. No act or of

or of III. Be it therefore ordained and enacted by the Queen our fence Ihall be sovereign lady, with the affent of the lords spiritual and tem. treason, petty poral, and of the commons, in this present parliament affeintreason or mis- bled, and by the authority of the same, That from henceforth prision, but such as be de- none act, acea or onenic

e, none act, deed or offence, being by act of parliament or statute clared by the made treason, petty treason or misprifion of treason, by words, ftat. of 25 writing, ciphering, deeds or otherwise whatsoever, shall be Ed. 3. Itat. 5. taken, had, deemed or adjudged to be high treason, petty c. 2.

treason or misprision of treason, but only fuch as be declared and expressed to be treason, petty treason or misprision of treafon, in or by the act of parliament or statute made in the xxv. year of the reign of the most noble King of famous memory, King Edward the Third, touching or concerning treason or the declarations of treasons, and none other ; (2) nor that any pains of death, penalty or forfeiture in any wise ensue or be to any offender or offenders, for the doing or committing any treason, petty treason or misprision of treason, other than fuch as be in the said estatute made in the said xxv. year of the reign of the said King Edward the Third, ordained and provided ; any act or acts of parliament, statute or statutes, had or made at any time heretofore, or after the said xxv. year of the reign of the said late King Edward the Third, or any other declara

tion or matter to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.. Certain per- IV. Provided always, and be it ordained and enacted by the sons exempted authority aforesaid, That this act of parliament, or any thing out of the be therein mentioned, shall not in any wise extend to give any nefit of this

manner of benefit, advantage or commodity to any person or Itatute.

persons, being the last day of September last past arrested or imprisoned for treason, petty treason or misprision of treason, or to any person or persons heretofore being indicted of treason, perty treason or misprision of treason, or being outlawed or attainted of treason, petty, treason or misprision of treason, before the said last day of September last past, or being commanded to keep his or their house or houses, or other mens

gracious pardon given the day of her coronation, but that they and every of them, for any the offences before mentioned perpetrated, committed or done by them or any of them, before the said last day of September, shall suffer fuch pains of death, losses and forfeitures of lands and goods, as in cases of treason, as though this act had never been had ne made ; any thing in

this act to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding." All offences V. And be it further ordained and enacted by the authority made felony aforesaid, That all offences made felony, or limited or appointor in the case

hoe ed to be within the case of premunire, by any act or acts of parof premunire, since anno

liament, statute or statutes, made fithence the first day of the 1 H. 8. re first year of the reign of the late King of famous memory, King pealed. Henry the Eighth, not being felony before, nor within the cafe

of of premunire, and also all and every branch, article and clause mentioned or in any wise declared in any of the same estatutes, concerning the making of any offence or offences to be felony, or within the case of premunire, not being felony nor within the case of premunire before, and all pains and forfeitures concerning the same, or any of them, Thall from henceforth be repealed, and utterly void and of none effect.

Anno primo Mariæ, felio secunda.
A CTS made in the second and last session of this present

A parliament, bolden upon prorogation at Westminster the four and twentieth day of October in the first year of the reign of our most gracious sovereign lady Mary, by the grace of God, Queen of England, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, and in earth fupreme head of the church of England and of Ireland, and there continued to the difsolution of the fame, being the fixth day of December then next ensuing, as followeth.

CAP. I. '
An aet declaring the Queen's bighness to have been born in a :

most just and lawful matrimony ; and also repealing all
acts of parliament and sentence of divorce had or made to

the contrary. DOrasmuch as truth (being of her own nature of a most excellent Truth may be T virtue, efficacy, force, and working) cannot but by process of suppressed for time break out and jew herself, howsoever for a while she may by the a time, but not iniquity and frailty of man be suppressed and kept close: and being re

tinguished.. vealed and manifested, ought to be embraced, acknowledged, confesed, and professed in all cases, and matters whatsoever, and whomsoever they touch or concern, without respect of persons, but in such cases and matters specially, as whereby the glory and honour of God in beaven (who is the author of truth, and truth itself) is to be specially set forth, and whereby also the honour, dignity, surety, and prefervation of the prince, and the ruler under God in earth, dependeth, and the welfare, profit, and special benefit of the universal people and body of a realm is to be continued and maintained :

II. We your Highness most loving, faithful, and obedient subjects, understanding the very truth of the state of matrimony between the two most excellent princes of most worthy memory, King Henry the Eighth and Queen Katherine, his loving, godly, and lawful wife, your Highness lawful father and mother, cannot but think ourselves most bounden, both by our duty of allegiance to your Majesty, and of conscience towards God, to jhew unto your Highness, first, how that the Jame matrimony, being contracted, folemnized and consummated, by



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