Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 2, 1578-1614. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, videlicet, 10 die Novembris,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subsequuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Benefit of Clergy.
HODIE 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the taking away of Clergy from Offenders against a certain Statute, made in the Third Year of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh, concerning the taking away of Women against their Wills unlawfully.
Brought up from the Lower House, and presented by Sir William Knollys, and Sir John Fortescue, and some others, Knights and Burgesses.
L. Lawarr's Precedency.
This Day, the Lord Treasurer made Report to the House what had been done by the Committees upon the Petition of the Lord Lawarr; and how it was Resolved by them, upon hearing and debating of the Matter with certain Learned Counsellors in the Law, brought before the Committees by the said Lord, That the Place, which he claimed, in the Order and Rank of the Barons, was due unto him, videlicet, next after the Lord Willughby of Eresby; which Report being made to the House, and the Voices of all the Lords being demanded, the Opinion of the Committees was allowed, by the Consent of all the Lords (Windsor only excepted); and the Lord Keeper was required to acquaint Her Majesty with this Determination of the House, and to know Her Pleasure concerning the same.
Journals of this House to be authenticated.
This Day, the Lord Treasurer made a Motion to the House, That, for as much as the Journal Books kept heretofore, by the Clerks of the Parliament, seemed to have some Error in them, in misplacing the Lords, so as it was doubted how the same might be of true Record, That it would please the Lords to take Order, that the said Books, that henceforth should be kept by the Clerk of the Parliament, may be viewed and perused every Parliament, by certain Lords of the House, to be appointed for that Purpose; and the List of the Lords in their Order to be subscribed by them; taking unto them, for their better Information, the King at Arms: And that this Order might begin this present Parliament.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque ad diem Sabbati, videlicet, 12m diem Decembris, hora nona.