The Peeresses Act 1441 (20 Hen. 6. c. 9) was an Act of the Parliament of England. It is sometimes referred to as the Peeresses Act 1442[3] or the Trial of Peeresses Act 1441[4] or Trial of Peeresses Act 1442[5]

Peeresses Act 1441[1]
Long titleRecital of Magna Carta relating to trial by peers; Noble ladies shall be tried as peers of the realm are tried.[2]
Citation20 Hen. 6. c. 9
Royal assent27 March 1442
Status: Repealed

The whole Act was repealed by section 81 of, and Part III of Schedule 10 to, the Criminal Justice Act 1948.

The statute 20 Hen. 6, of which this chapter was part, was repealed for the Republic of Ireland by section 1 of, and Part 2 of the Schedule to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1983.


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 5 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1948. Due to the repeal of those provisions, it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.
  2. ^ These words are printed against this Act in the second column of Schedule 2 to the Statute Law Revision Act 1948, which is headed "Title".
  3. ^ Bond, Maurice F. Guide to the Records of Parliament. HMSO. London. 1971. Page 111.
  4. ^ The Law Times. Volume 219. Page 3. (1955).
  5. ^ Papers by command. Volume 3. HMSO. 1913.