Henry VIII, the Reign
Letters & Papers: 1539 Volume 14
Begun at Westminster 28 April 31 Hen. VIII., and continued there until 28 June following. Acts passed:--
Cap. 1. Concerning joint tenants and tenants in common.
Cap. 2. That fishing in any several pond, stew, or moat, with intent to steal fish is felony.
Cap. 3. Changing the custom of gavelkynde.
Cap. 4. Concerning the amending of the river and port of Exeter.
Cap. 5. The King's manor of Hampton Court made an honour "and a new chace thereto belonging."
Cap. 6. That such as were religious persons may purchase, pursue, and be sued in all manner of actions.
Cap. 7. Concerning the continuance of the statute for punishment of beggars and vagabonds, and of certain other statutes.
Cap. 8. That proclamations made by the King, with the advice of his Council, shall be obeyed as though made by Act of Parliament.
Cap. 9. Authorising the King to make bishops by letters patent.
Cap. 10. Placing of the lords in the Parliament Chamber, and other assemblies of Council.
Cap. 11. Authorising the King newly to allot certain townships in Wales.
Cap. 12. Taking of hawk's eggs, finding and taking up of the King's hawks, hunting in the King's forest, park, chace, or other enclosed ground, and killing conies within the King's warrens.
Cap. 13. For dissolution of all monasteries and abbeys.
Cap. 14. Abolishing of diversity of opinions in certain articles of religion.
Cap. 15. (fn. 4) Attainder of the marquis of Exeter, lords Montague, Darcy, and Hussey, Sir Edw. Nevill, Sir Nic. Carewe, Sir Rob. Constable, Sir John Bulmer, Sir Fras. Bigott, Sir Stephen Hamerton, Sir Thomas Percy, John Paslowe, late abbot of Whalley, Adam Sedbar, late abbot of Jervaulx, Wm. Wood, late prior of Bridlington, Matt. Mackerell, late abbot of Barlings, Ric. Harrison, late abbot of Kirksted, Nich. Heth, late prior of Lenton, Robt. Hobbes, late abbot of Woborne, George Croftes, late chancellor of Chichester, John Collyns, clk., George Lumley, Nich. Tempest, Thos. Moign, John Wyvell, Robert Aske, Wm. Lancaster, George Huddeswell, Hugh Holland, Wm. Knell, "and divers other abominable traitors," who have suffered execution. And also of Reginald Pole, dean of Exeter, Mich. Throckmerton, John Helyarde, clk., Thos. Goldwell, clk., and Wm. Peyto, late of West Greenwich of the order of Observants, who have adhered to the bishop of Rome, the King's enemy, and stirred seditions in the realm. Also of Gertrude, late wife of the said late marquis of Exeter, who abetted the said Nic. Carew; Margaret Poole, countess of Sarum, and Hugh Vaughan, late of Bekener in co. Monmouth, who have falsely confederate with lord Montague and Reginald Poole, sons of the said Countess; John Macyvaroill, Robert Moore, and Rorick, alias Roger Aspelan, priests, who have received divers letters from traitors in Ireland, to convey to the bishop of Rome and Reginald Poole; of Sir Adrian Fortescue, of Brightwell, Oxon, who has refused his duty of allegiance, Thomas Dingley, late of London, one of the freers of the order of St. John of Jerusalem, and Robert Brannceter, late of London, merchant, and now in Italy devising the King's destruction, who having knowledge of the late rebellion made by Darcy and others, moved divers outward princes to levy war against the King; of Chr. Joye, late of London, Rob. Buckenham, late of the order of St. Dominic, Henry Phillippes, late of London, and James Prestwiche, who have traitorously "named and promulged that venomous serpent, the bishop of Rome" to be supreme head of the church of England. Saving clauses providing for Thomas lord Wentworth and Lady Margaret his wife, (fn. 5) and for Cuthbert and his successors bishops of Durham. Also of William Kendall, late of Dewlo, Cornw., and Guy Keime, late of Lowth, Linc. Also of James Griffith Appowell, late of London, John Griffithe, vicar of Wandsworth, Surr., Wm. Leeche, late of Horncastle, Linc., and Henry Mogson, late parson of Waresden, Oxon (sic.).
Cap. 16. (fn. 6) For lady Talboys' jointure (Margaret, daughter of Sir William Skipwith, who now marries George lord Talboys).
Cap. 17.* Assurance of the house of St. Laurence Pountney to the earl of Sussex.
Cap. 18.* Assurance of Chester Place to the earl of Hertford.
Cap. 19.* Assurance of the manor of Rycott to Sir John Williams.
Cap. 20.* Lady Rochford's jointure (the manors of Swasey, Camb., and Blykelyng, Calthorpe, Fylby, Stukey, and Poswyke, Norr.).
Cap. 21.* Assurance of the manor of Estwell, alias Esole, Kent, to Sir Chr. Hales, at the grant of Richard, abbot of St. Albans.
Cap. 22.* Restoration in blood of Henry Norreis, son to Henry Norreis, late attainted, and restitution of his father's lands, except such as have been forfeited to the Crown, or were lands of Sir Francis, late viscount Lovell.
Cap. 23.* Assurance of the manors of Felsted and Graunt Courts, Essex, to Sir Ric. Riche, as sold to him by Agnes, abbess of Sion.
Cap. 24.* Assurance of the commandry or lordship of Shingay, Camb., to Sir Henry Longe, and of the commandry or lordship of Baddisley, Hants, to Sir Thomas Seymour, in tail male.
Cap. 25.* Assurance of Bath Place to the earl of Southampton, in exchange for the site of the late monastery called the Minories without Aldgate.
Cap. 26.* Exchange between the bishops of Rochester and Carlisle, and lord Russell. Russell to have the bishop of Carlisle's place without Temple Bar, paying 16l. a year to the Bishop; the bishop of Carlisle to have the bishop of Rochester's palace in Lambeth, and the bishop of Rochester to have Russell's mansion place in Chiswick, Midd.
Cap. 27.* Assurance to the Six Clerks of Chancery and their successors of the house in Chancery Lane, in their occupation, formerly called Harflu Inn, and parcel of the possessions of the late priory of Nocton Park, Linc.; as granted to them by the duke of Suffolk.
Cap. 28.* Division of the inheritance of Sir Wm. Hawte, dec., who had issue only Elizabeth, late wife of Thomas Culpeper, son and heir apparent of Sir Alexander Culpeper, and Jane wife of Thomas Wyat, son and heir apparent of Sir Thomas Wyat; the said Elizabeth having died, leaving a son and two daughters, shortly after the death of the said Sir William Hawte, and before any deed of division could be made.