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


Year Short name Long name
21 Jac. 1, c.3 Statute of Monopolies 1623 An Act concerning Monopolies and Dispensations with Penal Laws, and the Forfeitures thereof
Forcible Entry Act 1623 An Acte to enable Judgs and Justics of the Peace to geve Restitucon of Possession in certayne Cases

1603 (1 Jas. 1)[edit]

Public Acts[edit]

Private Acts[edit]

  • Confirmation of Queen Anne's jointure. c. 1
  • Assignment of sums for paying the King's household expenses. c. 2
  • Restitution of the Earl of Southampton. c. 3
  • Restitution of the Earl of Essex's children. c. 4
  • Restitution of the Earl of Arundel's son. c. 5
  • Restitution in blood of the Duke of Norfolk's descendants. c. 6
  • Restitution of Lord Pagett's son. c. 7
  • Restitution in blood of Thomas Lucas. c. 8
  • Securing Simpson's debt and the safety of the Warden of the Fleet in Sir Thomas Shirley's Case. c. 9
  • Securing the debt of Simpson and others and the safety of the Warden of the Fleet in Sir Thomas Shirley's Case. c. 10
  • Naturalization of Duke of Lennox, Henry, Lord of Obigney, and their children. c. 11
  • Naturalization of the Countess of Nottingham. c. 12
  • Naturalization of the Earl of Marre and family. c. 13
  • Naturalization of Sir George Howme and family. c. 14
  • Confirmation of Sir George Howme's letters patent. c. 15
  • Naturalization of Sir Edward Bruce and confirmation of letters patent. c. 16
  • Naturalization of Sir Thomas Areskin and family. c. 17
  • Confirmation of letters patent to Earl of Nottingham, Earl of Suffolk, Sir John Leveson and Sir John Trevor, for use of Lady Cobham. c. 18
  • Naturalization of Dame Marie Aston and family. c. 19
  • Naturalization of Sir John Ramsey. c. 20
  • Naturalization of Sir James Hay. c. 21
  • Naturalization of John Gordon, Dean of Sarum, and family. c. 22
  • Naturalization of Sir John Kennedy. c. 23
  • Naturalization of Sir John Drummond. c. 24
  • Naturalization of Adam Newton. c. 25
  • Restitution in blood of Thomas Littleton, and family. c. 26
  • Naturalization of William, Anne and Barbara Browne. c. 27
  • Thomas Throckmorton's estate: enabling sale of lands for payment of debts. c. 28
  • Naturalization of Thomas Glover, Margaret Mordant, Francis Collymore, Alexander Daniell, Nicholas Gilpine and Marie Copcote. c. 29
  • Sir Thomas Rowse's estate: sale of lands for payment of debts. c. 30
  • Settlement of the late Sir George Rodney's estate. c. 31
  • Assurance of lands to the Dean and Canons of Windsor, and of a lease of the prebend of Bedwin (Wiltshire) to the Earl of Hertford. c. 32
  • Henry Jernegan's estate: sale of manors of Dages in Raveningham and Heringfleet alias St. Olav's (Norfolk and Suffolk) for payment of debts. c. 33
  • Mary Calthrop's jointure. c. 34
  • Relief of Thomas Lovell. c. 35
  • Edward Nevill's estate: explanation of the Act of 1601 [c. 4] [Edward Nevill and Sir Henry Nevill: disposal of copyhold lands held of the manors of Rotherfield (Sussex) and Alesley and Fylongley (Warwickshire)]. c. 36
  • John Tebold's estate: enabling him to sell parts for the preferment of his children and to make a jointure. c. 37
  • Naturalization of Katherine, Elizabeth, Susan, Hester and Marie Vincents. c. 38
  • Naturalization of Victor Chauntrell, Peter Martin, Mentia Van Ursell and Sabina, Edward and Peregrine Aldrich. c. 39

1605 (3 Jas. 1)[edit]

Public Acts[edit]

  • Observance of 5th November Act 1605 c. 1
  • (Attainder of Guy Fawkes and others) c. 2
  • (Union of England and Scotland) c. 3
  • Popish Recusants Act 1605 c. 4
  • Presentation of Benefices Act 1605 c. 5
  • (Foreign trade) c. 6
  • (Attorneys) c. 7
  • (Execution) c. 8
  • (Skinners) c. 9
  • (Conveyance of offenders to gaol) c. 10
  • (Exportation) c. 11
  • (Fish) c. 12
  • (Stealing of deer, etc.) c. 13
  • (London watercourses (Commissioners of Sewers)) c. 14
  • (Small debts, London City) c. 15
  • (Kerseys) c. 16
  • (Welsh cottons) c. 17
  • (New River) c. 18
  • (Highways at Long Ditton) c. 19
  • (The Thames) c. 20
  • (Plays) c. 21
  • (Drury Lane paving) c. 22
  • (Chepstow Bridge (maintenance, etc.)) c. 23
  • (Upton-upon-Severn Bridge (maintenance, etc.)) c. 24
  • (Taxation) c. 25
  • (Taxation) c. 26
  • (General pardon) c. 27

Private Acts[edit]

  • Assurance of ground to Earl of Salisbury for enlargement of Salisbury House, Strand. c. 1
  • Assurance of the Countess of Essex's jointure. c. 2
  • Corpus Christi College, Oxford. c. 3
  • Lord Windsor's estate: sale of lands for payment of debts and better performance of his will. c. 4
  • Establishing the possessions and inheritance of Edmond, late Lord Chandos. c. 5
  • Vesting in the Crown the estates of Lord Cobham and George Brooke, attainted of high treason, with a confirmation of grants made by the King. c. 6
  • Confirmation of leases by Lord Spencer and his parents. c. 7
  • Restoration of Lord Danvers as heir to Sir John Danvers notwithstanding the attainder of his brother, Sir Charles Danvers. c. 8
  • Oriel College, Oxford, confirmation of letters patent. c. 9
  • St. Bees' Grammar School (Cumberland): confirmation of letters patent. c. 10
  • Sir Christopher Hatton's estate: enabling sale of property. c. 11
  • Sale of lands in Middlesex to Sir Thomas Lake and Dame Mary Knight his wife. c. 12
  • Sir Jonathan Trelawney's estate: sale of lands for payment of debts. c. 13
  • Assurance of Dame Elinor Cave's jointure. c. 14
  • John Hotham senior and John Hotham junior's estate: enabling them to convey lands to provide a jointure for John Hotham junior's future wife. c. 15
  • Settlement of manor of Rie (Gloucestershire and Worcestershire) on William Throckmorton. c. 16
  • Sir Thomas Rous' estate: sale of lands for payment of debts. c. 17
  • Sir John Skynner's estate: assurance of lands to Sir William Smith and Sir Michael Hicks. c. 18
  • John Roger's relief for a breach of trust made by Robert, Paul and William Taylor. c. 19
  • Assurance of lands of Walter Walshe. c. 20
  • Edward Downes' estate : sale of lands for payment of debts. c. 21
  • Naturalization of Sir Daniel Foulis and confirmation of letters patent. c. 22
  • Naturalization of Sir Edward Conway's children. c. 23
  • Naturalization of Sir James Areskyn and family. c. 24
  • Naturalization of Sir David Murray and Thomas Murray. c. 25
  • Naturalization of Daniel Godfrey. c. 26
  • Restitution in blood of John and Thomas Holland. c. 27
  • Restitution in blood of Roland Meyrick and Dame Margaret Knight. c. 28
  • Execution of Chancery decree between William le Gris and Robert Cottrell. c. 29

1606 (4 Jas. 1)[edit]

Public Acts[edit]

  • (Union of England and Scotland) c. 1
  • (Woollen cloths) c. 2
  • (Costs) c. 3
  • (Sale of beer) c. 4
  • (Drunkenness) c. 5
  • (Leather) c. 6
  • (Northleech Grammar School, Gloucestershire) c. 7
  • (Land drainage (Kent Marshes, Lessness and Fantes)) c. 8
  • (Explanation of 3 Jas. 1 c. 6) c. 9
  • (Charter of Southampton) c. 10
  • (Land inclosure, Herefordshire) c. 11
  • (New River channel) c. 12
  • (Land drainage (Waldersey Ring and Coldham)) c. 13

Private Acts[edit]

  • Assurance of a life interest in Theobalds House and other manors and lands to the Queen, of the same properties and other manors and lands to the King and of other manors and lands to the Earl of Salisbury. c. 1
  • John Good's estate: enabling him to convey a small piece of land to the King for a term of years. c. 2
  • Earl of Derby's estate: establishment and assurance of possessions and hereditaments. c. 3
  • Enabling Richard Sackville to surrender the office of Chief Butler to the King despite his minority. c. 4
  • Assurance of advowson of Cheshunt [Hertfordshire] to the Earl of Salisbury and of Orsett [Essex] to the Bishop of London. c. 5
  • William Ibgrave's estate: confirmation of an agreement between Lord Bruce and Michael Doyley and others. c. 6
  • Confirmation of letters patent to Robert Bathurst of the manor and borough of Lechlade (Gloucestershire). c. 7
  • Confirmation of letters patent to William Bourcher of the manor of Bardisley (Gloucestershire). c. 8
  • Confirmation of lands to All Souls' College, Oxford, and to Sir William Smith. c. 9
  • Confirmation of lands etc. to City of London companies and to the City. c. 10
  • Assurance to purchasers of lands, late the estate of Sir Jonathan Trelawney, directed to be sold for payment of debts. c. 11
  • Restitution in blood of Edward Windsor's children. c. 12
  • John Evelyn's estate: sale of lands for payment of debts. c. 13
  • Maintenance of John Tompson (the son of a lunatic), and assignment of a jointure for his future wife. c. 14
  • William Waller's estate: sale of lands for payment of a debt of £505 10s 6d. c. 15
  • Naturalization of John Steward. c. 16
  • Naturalization of Peter and Mary Baron or Baro. c. 17
  • Naturalization of James and Mary Desmaistres. c. 18
  • Naturalization of Fabian Smith. c. 19
  • Naturalization of John Ramsden. c. 20

1609 (7 Jas. 1)[edit]

Public Acts[edit]

  • (Criminal law) c. 1
  • (Naturalization and restoration of blood) c. 2
  • (Apprentice) c. 3
  • (Vagabonds) c. 4
  • (Public officers protection) c. 5
  • (Oath of allegiance, etc.) c. 6
  • (Wool sorters, etc.) c. 7
  • (Cattle) c. 8
  • (London water (Hackney)) c. 9
  • (Alehouse) c. 10
  • (Game) c. 11
  • Shop-books Evidence Act 1609 c. 12
  • (Deer stealing) c. 13
  • (Horns) c. 14
  • Crown Debts Act 1609 c. 15
  • (Cloths) c. 16
  • (Burning of moor) c. 17
  • (Devon and Cornwall sea-shore) c. 18
  • (River Exe, weir) c. 19
  • (Inundations, Norfolk and Suffolk) c. 20
  • (Confirmation of decrees as to copyholds, etc.) c. 21
  • (Taxation) c. 22
  • (Taxation) c. 23
  • (General pardon) c. 24

Private Acts[edit]

  • Manor of Wakefield (Yorkshire): confirmation of decrees between King and copyholders. c. 1
  • Manor of Edmonton (Middlesex): confirmation of a decree between King and copyholders. c. 2
  • Manors or Lordships of Clitheroe, Derby, Accrington, Colne and Ightenhill (Lancashire): creation and confirmation of copyholds. c. 3
  • Assuring and establishing the Isle of Man. c. 4
  • Earl of Derby's estate: explanation of the Act of 1606 [c. 3] [establishment and assurance of possessions and hereditaments]. c. 5
  • Assurance of lands to Bishop of Durham and Earl of Salisbury. c. 6
  • Naturalization of Sir Robert Karr. c. 7
  • Naturalization of Jane Drummond. c. 8
  • Earl of Oxenford's estate: sale of manor of Bretts and farm of Plaistow (Essex) towards repurchasing the castle, manor and parks of Henningham (Essex). c. 9
  • Assurance of farm and demesnes of Damerham (Wiltshire) according to the grants of the King and King Edward VI. c. 10
  • Foundation of hospital and grammar school, and maintenance of a teacher, in Thetford. c. 11
  • Naturalization of John Murray, Richard Murray, John Levingston and John Auchmothy. c. 12
  • Naturalization of Levinus Munk. c. 13
  • William and Edward Elringtons' orphans' provision: confirming and executing the Chancery decree against Edward Cage, executor of Rowland Elrington. c. 14
  • Naturalization of Robert Browne. c. 15
  • Confirmation of fines levied by John Arundell of Guarnack to John Arundell of Trerise, deceased, and settlement of the property comprised in the fines to John Arundell, son of John Arundell of Trerise. c. 16
  • Estates of Lord Abergavenny and Sir Henry Nevill: alienation of lands for payment of debts and advancement of children, and assurance of other lands lately purchased from the King. c. 17
  • Restitution in blood of George Brooke's children. c. 18
  • Disuniting the parsonages of Ashe and Deane (Hampshire). c. 19
  • Naturalization of Henry Gibb. c. 20
  • William Essex's estate: sale of lands for payment of debts, and settlement of residue. c. 21
  • Relief of John Holdich, disinherited by the extraordinary amending of the errors of a fine. c. 22
  • Naturalization of Sir George Ramsay, Walter Alexander and John Sandilandis. c. 23
  • Naturalization of Peter Vanloore. c. 24
  • Confirmation of the estate of the Company of Salters and Brewers of London. c. 25
  • Uniting parishes of Froome Whitfield (Dorset) and Holy Trinity, Dorchester. c. 26
  • Repair of river Exe weir near city of Exeter. c. 27
  • Establishment of Thomas Sutton's charities. c. 28
  • Establishing the inheritance of Sir Henry Crisp and rendering certain conveyances void. c. 29
  • Sir John Wentworth's estate: assurance of lands to provide portions, confirmation of life estates in other lands and enabling the sale of other lands for payment of debts. c. 30
  • Reginald Rous's estate: sale of lands in Badingham, Tymington and Little Glemham (Suffolk), to his nephew, Reginald Rous of the Inner Temple. c. 31
  • Naturalization of Edward and Henry Palmers and Michael Boyle. c. 32
  • Charles Waldegrave's estate: sale of lands for payment of debts and advancement of children. c. 33
  • Naturalization of Richard, John and Robert Bladwell, George and John Hasden, Elizabeth and Ann Cradock, Jane or Janekin Carstens and Elizabeth Van Buechton. c. 34
  • Confirmation of sales of property, late the estate of Henry Jarnegan, made by Sir Thomas Hirne, Christopher Hirne and Clement Hirne to Sir John and Dame Bridget Heveningham. c. 35
  • Naturalization of John Mounsy. c. 36
  • Naturalization of Joane Greensmith. c. 37
  • Revocation of Sir Robert Drury's conveyances. c. 38
  • Naturalization of Margaret Clark. c. 39
  • Sir John Biron's estate. c. 40
  • Naturalization of George Montgomery, Bishop of Derry, Sir Hugh Montgomery, Hugh and James Montgomery and Sir James Fullarton. c. 41
  • Naturalization of Martinus Schonerus, Dorothee and Engella Seelken, Katherine Benneken, John Wolfgang Rumbler and Anna de Lobell alias Wolfgang Rumbler. c. 42
  • Christopher and Millicent Smith: confirmation of deed of revocation. c. 43

1623 (21 Jas. 1)[edit]

Public Acts[edit]

  • (Hospitals) c. 1
  • (Crown suits, etc.) c. 2
  • Statute of Monopolies c. 3
  • Common Informers Act 1623 c. 4
  • (Sheriffs) c. 5
  • (Female convicts) c. 6
  • (Drunkenness) c. 7
  • (Certiorari abuses) c. 8
  • (Welsh cloths) c. 9
  • (Amendment of 34 & 35 Hen. 8. c. 26) c. 10
  • (Heron's fish-curing patent void) c. 11
  • (Public officers protection) c. 12
  • (Jeofails) c. 13
  • Intrusions Act 1623 c. 14
  • Forcible Entry Act 1623 c. 15
  • Limitation Act 1623 c. 16
  • (Usury) c. 17
  • (Woollen cloths) c. 18
  • (Bankrupts) c. 19
  • (Profane swearing) c. 20
  • (Horsebread) c. 21
  • (Butter and cheese) c. 22
  • (Inferior courts) c. 23
  • (Execution) c. 24
  • Crown Lands Act 1623 c. 25 (still in force)
  • (Fines and recoveries) c. 26
  • (Concealment of birth of bastards) c. 27
  • (Continuance of Acts, etc.) c. 28
  • (Duchy of Cornwall) c. 29
  • (Exchange of lands, King and Archbishop of York) c. 30
  • (Hallamshire Cutlers) c. 31
  • (Thames navigation) c. 32
  • (Taxation) c. 33
  • (Taxation) c. 34
  • (General pardon) c. 35

Private Acts[edit]

  • Confirmation of Wadham College, Oxford, and its possessions. c. 1
  • Naturalization of Philip Burlemacchi. c. 2
  • Naturalization of Giles Vandeputt. c. 3
  • Earl of Hertford and Sir Francis Seymour: sale of lands for payment of debts, and establishment of others in lieu and of better value. c. 4
  • Naturalization of Sir Robert Anstrother, Sir George Abercromy and John Cragge. c. 5
  • Manors of Stepney and Hackney, confirmation of copyholders' rights. c. 6
  • Confirmation of sale of lands by Sir Thomas and Dame Elizabeth Beamond to Sir Thomas Checke. c. 7
  • Erection of free school, almshouses and house of correction in Lincolnshire. c. 8
  • Martin Calthrope's estate: sale of lands for preferment of children and payment of debts. c. 9
  • Assurance of manor of Goodneston and other lands of Sir Edward Engham. c. 10
  • Naturalization of Elizabeth and Mary Vere. c. 11
  • Alice Dudley's estate: enabling her to assure her estate in manor of Killingworth and other lands in Warwickshire to the Prince. c. 12
  • Confirmation of exchange of lands between Prince Charles and Sir Lewis Watson. c. 13
  • Viscount Montagu's estate: payment of debts and raising daughters' portions. c. 14
  • Sir Richard Lumley's estate: sale of lands for payment of debts and preferment of children. c. 15
  • Manor of Painswick (Gloucestershire): confirmation of Chancery decree between lord of the manor and customary tenants. c. 16
  • Naturalization of Sir Francis Stewart, Walter Maxwell, William Carr and James Levingston. c. 17
  • Naturalization of John Young. c. 18
  • Conveyance of manor of Little Munden (Hertfordshire) by Sir Peter Vanlore and Sir Charles and Dame Anne Cesar to Edmund Woodhall. c. 19
  • Naturalization of Jane Murrey and William Murrey. c. 20
  • Vincent Lowe's estate (Derbyshire): sale of lands for payment of debts. c. 21
  • Toby Pallavicine's estate: sale of lands for payment of debts and preferment of family. c. 22
  • Naturalization of Sir Robert Carre. c. 23
  • Assurance of manors of Newlangport and Sevans or Sephans and other lands in Kent, late the inheritance of Sir Henry James, convicted in a praemunire, to Martin Lumley, Alice Woodroffe and Edward Cropley. c. 24
  • Naturalization of Stephen Leisure. c. 25
  • Naturalization of the Marquis of Hamilton. c. 26
  • Naturalization of Sir William Anstrother, Walter Bellcanquall and Patrick Abercromy. c. 27
  • Sir Edward Heron's estate: confirmation of sale of lands to Bevell Molesworth, enabling sale of others for payment of debts and settlement of others upon Robert and Edward Heron in lieu. c. 28
  • Naturalization of Abigail and William Little. c. 29
  • Establishment of manors and lands in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset on John Mohun. c. 30
  • Edward Alcocke's estate: enabling the sale of the manor of Rampton, and lands in Rampton, Wivelingham and Cottenham (Cambridgeshire). c. 31
  • Estates of Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and Fisher: explanation of the Act of 1580 [c. 5] [assurance of a rent of £82 10s. to the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield]. c. 32
  • Establishment of Thomas Whetenhall's lectures in divinity. c. 33
  • Colchester: repair and maintenance of the haven river and channel, and provision of paving. c. 34
  • Sir Francis Clerke's estate: sale of lands for payment of debts and provision of portions for children. c. 35
  • Alteration of tenure and custom of lands formerly of Thomas Potter and of Sir George and Sir John Rivers in Kent from gavelkind to the common law, and to settle them on Sir John Rivers and his heirs. c. 36
  • Earl of Middlesex's estate: subjecting lands to the payment of debts. c. 37
  • Sale of manor of Abbotts Hall (Essex) for payment of Sir James Pointz's creditors. c. 38