Noting Certain Statutes to be Enforced
[Westminster, 7 May 1562, 4 Elizabeth I]
from the manuscript copy for London; ... Printed by R. Jugge and J. Cawood (London, 1562).... 4d. paid to the town clerk for proclamation 'for the maintenance of archery.'
The statute made in the 24th year of King Henry VIII  for the reformation of the abuse of apparel remaining now in force containeth so many articles and clauses as the same cannot be conveniently abridged, but is to be considered by reading and perusing the whole act at large. But the statute lately made in the time of King Philip and Queen Mary , for the execution whereof (as for that which at this time is most necessary) articles and orders be presently devised, followeth here abridged.
No Englishman other than the son and heir apparent of a knight, or he that hath yearly revenues of £20 or is worth in goods £200, shall wear silk in or upon his hat, cap, night cap, girdles, scabbard, hose, shoes, or spur-leathers, upon forfeiture of £10 for every day, and imprisonment by three months.
Justices of Assize and of the peace, sheriffs, stewards in leets, head officers of towns corporate, shall inquire and determine the offenses, and commit the offender to prison till he have paid the forfeiture.
If any, knowing his servant to offend, do not put him out of his service within 14 days; or so put out, retain him again within a year after such offense, he shall forfeit £100.
Any above the degree of a knight's son, or daughter or wife to any of them, or mayor or head officer in any town corporate, or wife to any of them, or the King's and Queen's servants in ordinary wages attendant, wearing ordinary liveries, may wear as they might before.
None shall be compelled to put away his apprentice or hired servant before the end of his term.
Women may wear in their hats, caps, girdles, and hoods as they might before.
14 July 2001 pkm