Les reportes del cases in Camera Stellata, 1593 to 1609 from the original ms. of John Hawarde edited by William Paley Baildon Published 1894 Pages 104-105
In Camera Stellata, coram conslllo ibidem, Mercurij, 13° Junij, termino Trinitatis, Elizab. 41, An. Do. 1599.
Another cause of hearing by information of the Attorney against Ludlowe of Wiltshire, a gentleman of good account (p.105) and great substance, for converting arable land to pasture, for the destruction of houses of husbandry and building cottages, to the ‘depopulacion,' contrary to the late statute of 39 Elizabeth.
He was acquitted by the sentence, because [his] offences were committed before 39 Elizabeth, and so were pardoned by the statute; and the building and erecting of cottages is not to be punished in this [Court], but by the Justices of Assize.
See also STAC Ludlow