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Acts of the Parliament of England
Acts of the Parliament of England during the reign of Charles I
These are the Acts of the Parliament of England, which remained in existence until the Act of Union 1707, during the reign of Charles I. Preceded by the reign of James I and followed by the First Commonwealth.


Year Short name Long name
Irish Statute of Charitable Uses 1634
Petition of Right

1625 (1 Chas. 1)[edit]

Public Acts[edit]

  • Sunday Observance Act 1625 c. 1
  • (Duchy of Cornwall) c. 2
  • (Licences of alienation) c. 3
  • (Alehouses) c. 4
  • (Taxation) c. 5
  • (Taxation) c. 6
  • (Parliament) c. 7

Private Acts[edit]

  • Manors of Cheltenham and Asheley or Charlton Kings (Gloucestershire): confirmation of copyhold estates and customs according to an agreement between the King (then Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall and of York and Earl of Chester), lord of the manor of Cheltenham, Giles Greville lord of the manor of Asheley and the copyholders of the manors. c. 1
  • Manor of Macclesfield (Cheshire): confirmation of an agreement between the Commissioners of Revenue on behalf of His Majesty (then Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall and Earl of Chester) and the copyholders of the manor, and of an Exchequer decree for making a parcel of the manor copyhold. c. 2

1627 (3 Chas. 1)[edit]

Public Acts[edit]

  • Petition of Right c. 1 (still in force)
  • (Observance of the Lord's Day) c. 2
  • (Popery) c. 3
  • (Alehouse) c. 4
  • (Continuance of Acts, etc.) c. 5
  • (Lands at Bromfield and Yale, Denbighshire) c. 6
  • (Taxation) c. 7
  • (Taxation) c. 8

Private Acts[edit]

  • Foundation of Sutton's Hospital in Charterhouse. c. 1
  • Sir Thomas Neville's estate: assurance of jointure to Frances Nevill and sale of lands by him and Lord Abergavenny for payment of debts and preferment of children. c. 2
  • Earl of Devon's estate. c. 3
  • Earl of Arundel's title, name, dignity and estate. c. 4
  • Lord Gerrard's estate : provision of jointure for any future wife, provision for younger children and securing maintenance for his sisters Alice, Frances and Elizabeth. c. 5
  • Confirmation of Earl of Bristol's letters patent. c. 6
  • William Morgan's estate: discharging the trust concerning property in Somerset. c. 7
  • Naturalization of Sir Robert Dyell and George Kerke. c. 8
  • Naturalization of Sir Daniel Deligne. c. 9
  • Naturalization of Isaac, Henry, Thomas and Bernard Asteley. c. 10
  • Naturalization of Sir Robert Ayton. c. 11
  • Naturalization of Samuel Powell. c. 12
  • Vincent Lowe's estate: amendment of the Act of 1623 [c. 21] [sale of land for payment of debts]. c. 13
  • Naturalization of Alexander Levingston. c. 14
  • Naturalization of James Freese. c. 15
  • Restitution in blood of Carew Raleigh, son of Sir Walter Raleigh, and confirmation of Earl of Bristol's letters patent. c. 16
  • Naturalization of John, Mary, Ann, Elizabeth and Margaret Aldersey. c. 17
  • Confirmation of estates of customary tenants of Henry, Baron of Rye, in the manor of Horneby and elsewhere in the townships of Tatham, Gressingham and Eskrigg (Lancashire). c. 18
  • Naturalization of John and Anne Trumball, William, Edward and Sidney Bere and Samuel Wentworth. c. 19

1640 (16 Chas. 1)[edit]

Public Acts[edit]

  • (Parliament) c. 1 — commonly known as the Triennial Act
  • (Taxation) c. 2
  • (Taxation) c. 3
  • (Taxation) c. 4
  • (Impressment of seamen) c. 5
  • (Michaelmas term) c. 6
  • (Parliament) c. 7
  • (Taxation) c. 8
  • (Taxation) c. 9
  • Habeas Corpus Act 1640 c. 10
  • (Abolition of High Commission Court) c. 11
  • (Taxation) c. 12
  • (Payment for billets) c. 13
  • Ship Money Act 1640 c. 14
  • (Stannaries Court) c. 15
  • Delimitation of Forests Act 1640 c. 16
  • (Pacification, England and Scotland) c. 17
  • (Payment to Scotland) c. 18
  • (Clerk of the market, etc.) c. 19
  • (Knighthood) c. 20
  • (Gunpowder) c. 21
  • (Subsidy) c. 22
  • (Impressment of seamen) c. 23
  • (Suppression of piracy) c. 24
  • (Taxation) c. 25
  • (Impressment of seamen) c. 26
  • Clergy Act 1640 c. 27
  • (Impressment of soldiers) c. 28
  • (Subsidy) c. 29
  • (Relief of Ireland) c. 30
  • (Taxation) c. 31
  • (Taxation) c. 32
  • (Lands of Irish rebels; adventurers' subscriptions) c. 33 — commonly known as the "Adventurers' Act"
  • (Lands of Irish rebels; adventurers' subscriptions) c. 34 — defined times of payment, etc. for the Adventurers' Act
  • (Lands of Irish rebels; adventurers' subscriptions) c. 35 — enabled corporate bodies to be adventurers in Ireland
  • (Taxation) c. 36
  • (Irish rebels) c. 37

Private Acts[edit]

  • Earl of Strafford's attainder. c. 1
  • Marquis of Winchester's estate: enabling grant of leases of three lives or 21 years of lands in Hampshire. c. 2
  • Naturalization of Dorothy Spencer. c. 3
  • Earl of Winchelsea's estate: sale and leasing of lands for payment of debts. c. 4
  • Estate of Elizabeth, Dowager Countess of Exeter: vesting in her the site of St. Leonard's Hospital, Newark-upon-Trent (Nottinghamshire) and vesting other property in the hospital in lieu. c. 5
  • Hoole Chapel (Lancashire): making it a parish church. c. 6
  • John Eggar's Free School, Alton (Hampshire). c. 7
  • Settling property on Katherine, Dowager Countess of Bedford, William, Earl of Bedford, John Russell and Edward Russell. c. 8
  • Confirmation of letters patent to Plymouth, division of the parish and erection of a new church. c. 9
  • Bishop of London's estate: alteration of the tenure of lands held of the manor of Fulham. c. 10
  • Settlement of manor of Belgrave and other lands (Leicestershire) on William Byerly towards payment of debts of William Davenport deceased. c. 11
  • Sir Alexander Denton's estate: power to sell manor of Barford St Michael (Oxfordshire) for payment of debts and preferment of children. c. 12
  • Bishop of Durham's estate: assurance of Durham House, St Martin in-the-Fields to Philip, Earl of Pembroke, and a yearly rent of £200 to the Bishop of Durham and his successors in lieu. c. 13