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said mystery by the term of seven years, or else admitted by the said mayor and fellowship, or the more part of them; (3) upon pain of forfeiture of the same russels fattens, fattens reverses and fustian of Norwich, by them or any of them to be made contrary to the form of this act. The mayor VI. Provided always, and be it enacted by the authority aand wardens foresaid, That the said mayor and wardens for the time being

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own^ise°fore'r Per u^es' f°r tne admitting of any person or persons to occupy admittance, the said mystery, upon pain of forfeiture of treble the value of

the reward or sum of money so by them or any of them to be

taken.

VII. Provided also, That it shall be lawful to the said wardens, and to every of them for the time being, by all ways and means, and at all lawful times, diligently, from time to time, to make search, by due and ordinary ways, for all manner of the said russels fattens, fattens reverses and fustian of Norwich, \ that shall happen to be found by them defective, for lack of

good and true workmanship. The present- VIII. And that it shall be lawful to the said wardens, and evement.enquiry ry of them for the time being, by virtue of this act, to seise and. trial of and take the said russels fattens, fattens reverses and fustian, and a^sufoect^d' bring and present the same clothes so seised and taken, to the to be defective mayor of the said city for the time being, and unto his successors, to the intent that twelve honest, lawful, and expert men of the said mystery and fellowship, being sworn before the said mayor, may by virtue of their oaths make enquiry, and present the manner of the said defaults, before the said mayor for the time being, according to such good and wholesom ordinances and rules as shall be ordained and made for the conservation and good continuance of the said occupation and mystery, and the true making and working of the said russels fattens, fattens reverses and fustians of Norwich: (2) And that all and every person and persons that shall occupy, use and exercise the said mystery or making of the said russels fattens, fattens reverses, and fustians of Norwich, or any of them, contrary to the form, tenor, plain meaning and intent of this act, and of the rules and ordinances that at any time hereafter, by authority of this act, shall be ordained and made for the continuance or the true and perfect making of the said russels fattens, fattens reverses and fustians of Norwich, shall forfeit and lose for every time so offending, or making any russels fattens, fattens reverses and fustian ot Nonvich, contrary to the meaning, tenor and effect of "the said act, rules and ordinances concerning the fame, such fines, amerciaments and pains as (hall be adjudged, assessed and affered by twelve expert men of the said fellowship upon their oaths, the fame twelve persons to be sworn before the said mayor and wardens to enquire, and make true verdict and presentment of such defaults; (3) the one half of which forfeiture to be to the mayor of the laid city for the time being and his successors, and the other moiety to the said wardens for the time

being and their successors, by action of debt, bill, plaint or information in any court of record; in which action, bill, plaint or information, no wager oflaw, protection, injunction, or foreign plea shall be allowed.

IX. And in case it shall fortune hereafter, that any of the The penalty said russels fattens, fattens reverses, and fustians of Norwich, where the said shall lack of such lengths and breadths, or of the true and en-^attens'&Cibe suing making or sorting of the yarn, as (hall be appointed and ^^to bVdeset forth by the said rules and ordinances, and the fame so to be fc&ive. found defective by verdict of twelve men of the said fellowship, before the said mayor and wardens, and their successors,

That then the said russels fattens, fattens reverses, and fustians of Naples, and every of them, ib found defective, to be cut in two pieces, and to pay such fine or fines as shall be offered and asfered by the said twelve expert men, by virtue of their oaths; (2) the one moiety of which fine or fines to be to the mayor of the said city for the time being, and to his successors, and the other moiety to the wardens of the said fellowship for the time being, and to their successors.

X. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the autho- T,,e sorfeir'rty aforesaid, That if any warden or wardens for the time be- jj"^

ing, of the said mystery or occupation of making russels fattens, fe3\ anv rul-_ fattens reverses, and fustians of Naples, shall at any time here- seU fattens, after seal, or cause to be sealed any russels fattens, fattens rever- &c. being deses, or fustians of Naples, that (hall not be well, sufficient and sectlve* truly wrought and made according to the true intent and meaning of this present act, he shall forfeit and lose\for every piece so sealed, being not well, sufficient and truly wrought and made, the whole value of every such piece so sealed; (2) the one half of which forfeitures to be to the King and Queen's majesties, her heirs and successors, and the other moiety thereof to be to such person and persons as shall sue for the same by bill, action or information, in any of the King and Queen's courts of record; in which bill, action or information, no eflbin, protection or wager of law (hall be allowed.

CAP. XV.

An a8 to confirm the liberties of the lords marchers of

Wales.

HUmbly beseeching your excellent Majejiies, your true and faithful 17 H. 8. c. »6. fubjecls, the lords marchers, both spiritual and temporal, ivithin your Highness dominion of Wales, That whereas in the parliament holden at Westminster, the xxvij. year of the reign of King Henry the Eighth, father unto you our natural sovereign Lady amongst other things, one atl was made and establijhed, for laws and justice to be mimftred in the said dominion of Wales, in like form as it is in this realm of England: (2) In the which atl one article is, That what liberties for that the lords marchers before the parliament had used to put their the lords . tenants within their lord/hips marchers under common mainprife and maruliers. in surety of appearance, and have had the forfeitures thereof, which for h3Ly^- '

ever, from and aster the feaji of All Saints then next ensuing the said parliament, jhould utterly cease and be determined. By the stat. of JJ. it was enacted, That after the said feast of All Saints, every eve!1 lord ^ and imPora^ Perfin then being a lord marcher, stiould have the marchertem- wfl/afy or half of every forfeiture of all and every common mainporal in Wales prise, recognisance for the peace or appearance, forfeited by any of fliall have the their tenants inhabiting vjithin any of their lord/hips marchers, (2)

moiet j or half by the hands of the Jhehis tenant. r*ff °f evef7 °s the counties where such forfeiture shall be, if the sheriff can levy the same; (2) and the said steriss to accompt to our said late sovereign lord the King, for the _ other half or moiety, in such exchequer as they be accompt ant:

III. And further, it was enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all and every lay and temporal person or persons^ then being lords marchers, and having any lordjhips marchers or lord/hips royal, Jhould from and after the saidfeast of All Saints, have all such mises and profits of their tenants, as they have had, or used to have, at their first entry into their lands in times past: (2) And also Jhould have, hold and keep within the precinct of their lordjhips, courts baron, courts leetand lawdays, and all and every thing to the said courts belonging; (3) and also Jhould have within the precinct of their said lordjhips or lawday, waife, firaise, infang-thefe, oufang-thefe, treasure-trove, deodands, goods and chattels of felons, and of persons condemned or outlaived of felony or murder, put in exigent for felony or murder, and also ivreck de mere, wharfage and customs of strangers, as they have had in times past, and as though such privileges were granted unto ipem by point of charter; any thing in that act te the contrary notwithstanding, as in the said act of parliament more at large it may appear; . ,

IV. And forasmuch as bijhops and other ecclesiastical persons being lords marchers, having the like liberties, casualties, profits and commodities, within their lordjhips marchers, and lordjhips royal, within the said dominion or principality of Wales, were not provided for by the express letter of the said statute, in like sort as the lay and temporal lords marchers were, but rather of purpose, as it stouli seem, forgotten and left out of the said act, against all reason and good equity: (2) And forasmuch also as the heirs and successors of the lay and temporal lords marchers then being, were not provided for by the limitation and express words of the said act, as well as their ancestors and predecessors ivere, as reason would they Jhould have been:

V. It may please your Majesties of your most gracious favours and benignity, at the humble suit and supplication of your said faithful subjects, the lords marchers that now are in the said dominion of Wales, both spiritual and temporal, to grant that it may by the assent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and the commons in this present parliament assembled, Be ordained, established, and enacted by the authority of this present parliament

What forfei- assembled, That as well your said spiritual and ecclesiastical subnefe^he6 )e&si r(^s marchers, now having lordships marchers or lordlords march- ft»ps royal in Wales jtfbrefaid, and their successors, andthesucers, both spi- cessors of every of them, as also the heirs and successors of the

lords lords temporal marchers that then were, or now be, and the ritual and heirs and successors, of every of them, being or which hereafter temral in shall be lords marchers, within their lordships marchers and hT^of tiieir lordships royal in the dominion or principality of PFales, shall tenants, have and enjoy to them, and to their heirs and successors re- Co. pla. sol. fpectively and severally for ever, the moiety and half of every 55°' forfeiture of all and every common mainprise, recognisance for the peace or .appearance, forfeited by any their tenants inhabiting within any of their lordships marchers or lordships royal; (2) and they to be paid the fame moiety or half by the hands of the sheriff of the county for the time being, after such form and sort as the said lay or temporal lords marchers have been or ought to have been paid the fame, by force of the said statute:

VI. And further, shall have all such mises and profits of their The mlse», tenants, as the lords marchers, spiritual or temporal, respec- profits, libertively or severally had or used to have at their first entry into *.ies an."j. their lands in times past before the making of the said act or sta- lords marcheri tute: (2) And also shall have, hold and keep within the pre- reformed, cinct of their said lordships all such courts-baron, courts-leet and lawdays, and all and every thing and things to the fame courts belonging: (3) And also lhall have within the precinct of their said several lordships or lawdays, all such waife, straife, infang-thefe, outfang-these, treasure-trove, deodands, goods and chattels of felons, and of persons condemned or outlawed of felony or murder, put in exigent for felony or murder, and also all such wreck de mere, wharfage, and customs of strangers, as the lords marchers spiritual and temporal respectively and severally had and used in times past, before the mak-' ing of the said statute.

CAP. XVI.

The statutes made anno 11 H. 8. c. 7. 23 H. 8. c. 3 & ty. e.4 H. 8. c. 9. 18 H. 8. c 6, 8, 9. 31 H. 8. c. 7. 35 H. 8. c. 17. 37 H. 8. c. 23. z & j Ed. 6. c. 9. 3 & 4 Ed. 6. c. 19 & 21. 5 & 6 Ed. 6. c. 14. 7 Ed. 6. c. ti. I Mar. sess. ». c. 1* & 13. revived, and made to continue until the lalt day of the next parliament. EXP. 1 Eliz. c. 18.

CAP. XVII.

An ail touching leases hereafter to be made by certain spiritual persons.

WHERE in the parliament begun and holien at Westminster go much q{ the eighth day of June in the xxviij. year of the reign ofthe (tat. of if our late King of famous memory, Henry the Eighth, and there con- H. 8. c.n. as timed and kept until the dissolution of the same parliament the ^"cerJ??l1 eighteenth day of July next following,, one act entituled, An act for ^female the restitution of the first-fruits in the time of vacation to the next by a spiritual incumbent, was had and made, wherein are certain clauses for leases person of his then made and to be made by spiritual and ecclesiastical persons, to en- benefice to a dure and be in force for term of fix years, if the incumbents did re- s*ymfy";r„f. sign their said spiritual promotions, or if the fame should etherwise ter the ieflbi's Vol. VI. F btame

resignation or become void by the only acl os the same incumbent!, as by the fame death,altered. act mre at iar^e may appear: (2) To the intent the parsons and vicars, and others having cure of fouls, may the better attend, and be the more vigilant in their ministry and funtlion; The ftat. of H. Be it enacted by the King our sovereign, lord, and by the 18 H. 8.c. 11. Queen our sovereign lady, with the assents of the lords spiritual shall not ex- and temporal, and the commons, in this present parliament hTreafterMbe assembled, and by the authority of the same, That as much of made by spi- the same act as doth concern the making good of the said leases, ritual persons, ne any clause, sentence, provision or article therein contained, shall extend or be construed or adjudged to extend to any lease that shall be made by any parson, vicar, or any other having any spiritual promotion after the feast of the purification of our Lady next coming. 13EI.C. 20. 14. El. c. 11.

Anno secundo & tertio Philippi £i? Mariæ.

ACTS made at a parliament begun and holden at Westminster the one and twentieth day os October in the second and third year os the reign of our most gracious sovereign lord and lady Philip and Mary, by the grace os God, King and Queen of England, France, Naples, Jerusalem and Ireland, defenders of the faith; princes of Spain and Sicily; archdukes of Austria; dukes of Milan, Burgundy and Brabant; counties of Haspurg, Flanders, and Tyroll; and there continued and kept until the dissolution of the same, being the ninth day os December then next ensuing, were enacted as followeth.

CAP. I.

Commissions mall be awarded to certain persons, to enquire what and how many castles, fortresses, villages, houses and habitations, have been decayed within the counties of Northumberland, Westmorland, and the bilhoprick of Durham, and by whom, and by what means, and how many are meet to be re-edified, and how many are fit to be made of new, and in what places; and what parts of the said counties snd bistiopricks be apt to be inclosed, and converted to tillage, or other necessary manurancei and what persons be owners, lords, fermors and possessors of the fame, or claim any interest therein, and what estates they have; and thereupon to take such order for the re-edifying of such castles, houses, &c. and for the new erecting of others, and for the inclosing of" such parts as sliall be thought convenient. EXP. & REP. 4 Jac. 1. c. 1.

CAP. II.

A confirmation of the statute of 4 H. 7. c. 19. touching maintaining of houses of husbandry, and land convenient tor the upholding of tillage. Commissions (hall be awarded to certain persons to enquire, hear and determine all defaults and offences committed since anno 20 H. 8. or hereafter to be committed contrary to the tenor of the said statute of 4. H. 7. and the statute of 7 H. t. c. 1. Which commissioners sliall and

may

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