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, 19 Aprilis:
Sir George Hume's Naturalization.
Exportation of Ordnance, &c.
Duke of Lenox, &c. Naturalization.
Exportation of Iron Ordnance.
Motion being made to the House, for Answer to be returned unto the Lower House, to the Message they sent Yesterday to their Lordships, concerning the Stay of Transportation of Ordnance, and the Conference touching Matters and Rites of the Church (whereunto their Lordships then signified that they would shortly make Answer), Mr. Attorney General was sent unto them with this Message, to let them know that their Lordships have been so careful in furthering that Bill against Transportation of Ordnance (so specially recommended by that House) as they have already given it One Reading this present Morning. But whereas they made Motion, that the Lords would move the King for Order to be taken for Stay of the Transportation of a great Quantity of Ordnance now ready to be transported from sundry Ports of the Realm, until the said Bill might receive Expedition, albeit their Lordships do acknowledge their good Dispositions herein, as they have observed the like generally in the whole Course of their former Proceedings for the Publick Good, yet, because the particular Reasons for this Stay are best known to that House, and it standeth with the Gravity and Dignity of that House to move the King's Majesty from themselves (they having free Liberty and Access by their Speaker); their Lordships therefore wished, that they would of themselves take Order for the moving the same to His Majesty, either by their Speaker, or by some such other meet Persons, Members of that House, as they might make Choice of; and that they should find that such of the Lords of the Council as shall be present when the said Motion shall be made unto His Majesty, would give their best Furtherance unto it; and as for the Matter itself, touching the Stay of Transportation in general, the Lords do not dissent in any fort from them, but do consent with them as in a Matter for the Publick Good.
Touching the other Motion, for Conference about Matters of the Church, the Lords do like of it, and will give them Meeting as soon as convenient Time may serve; for which Conference the Lords hereunder named, to the Number of Thirty, or thereabouts, were appointed to be Committees; and the Time and Place for Meeting was desired, by their Lordships, to be upon Saturday next, in the Afternoon, at the Outward Chamber, near the Parliament Presence, whereunto the Lower House returned Signification of their Assent:
Lord Chief Justice of England,
Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas,
Mr. Justice Gawdie,
Mr. Attorney General,
Mr. Doctor Swale,
|To attend the Lords.|
The Union of England and Scotland.
A Message sent from the Lower House, and delivered by Mr. Secretary Herbert, accompanied with sundry other Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of that House; signifying, That whereas they had, some few Days since, promised, within short Time after, to return Answer to their Lordships of their Resolution for the Conference about the Matter of Union; they, having deliberately debated and considered thereof, and finding more Difficulty than at the first they supposed, desired farther Respite for their said Answer; and, in the mean Time, to be held excused; assuring their Lordships, that they will use all Diligence therein, and as soon as they can (which they hope will be shortly) will give their Answer.
19 Aprilis. Nevile and Lady Fane for the Barony of Abergavenny.
This Day, the Cause in Question (concerning the Barony of Bergaveny) betwixt Edward Nevile, and the Lady Maric Fane, his Competitor, was heard in the House the Second Time (according to the former Appointment, 12th of this Instant); wherein, after their Learned Counsel had delivered both the State of the Cause and proceeded to the shewing and declaring of many Precedents; before they came to an End of Pleading, Mr. Attorney General, finding Cause to speak on the Behalf of the King, for the Title and Claim that might be made for His Majesty himself to the Castle of Berg. and being (upon Motion made to the House in that Behalf) appointed to utter what he could for the King's Title; when he had declared the same at large, and deduced it, from former Interest in His Majesty's Predecessors, unto the King Himself; the Lords thought meet to forbear any further Hearing or Proceeding therein, until His Majesty were first made acquainted therewith; and, for that Purpose, were appointed to attend His Majesty this Afternoon,
E. of Rutland.
E. of Southampton.
L. Bp. of London.
L. Bp. of Winchester.