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, 8 Maii:
Downs's Lands to pay Debts.
THE Bill concerning the Sale of certain Lands of Edward Downes, Esquire, for Payment of his Debts, brought into the House by the Lord Treasurer, the first of the Committees, without Alteration or Amendment.
Subsidies by the Clergy.
Hodie prima, secunda, et tertia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Confirmation of the Subsidies granted by the Clergy.
Memorandum, That, at the Second and Third Reading of the said Subsidy, the Body of the Grant comprized in the Instrument was omitted to be read (according to the accustomed Manner); and only the Preface and Confirmation of the said Grant were read.
The said Bill, together with the Instruments concerning the said Subsidies for the several Provinces of Canterbury and Yorke, were sent this Day to the Lower House, by Mr. Serjeant Crooke, Sir Richard Swale, and Sir John Tindale; and also a Message to this Effect:
That whereas, at the last Meeting with the Committees of the Lower House, upon Monday, the 5th of May, concerning the Four Ecclesiastical Points, the Time served not to speak of all those Matters; and it was therefore thought meet, that there should be a new Meeting and Answer given them concerning the same; the Lords are willing to give them such Meeting and answer accordingly, upon Saturday next, the 10th of May, by Two in the Afternoon, at the Painted Chamber, near the Parliament Presence.
Answered, That they will attend the said Meeting, at the Time and Place prefixed.
Agreed by the Lords, That, in the Forenoon of the same Day, it shall be debated and considered in the House, how to proceed for some Resolution to be taken in the said Committee?
Sea Fish. Expedit.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better Preservation of Sea Fish.
Downs's Lands to pay Debts. Expedit.
Hodie, 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Sale of certain Lands of Edward Downes, Esquire, for Payment of his Debts.
Attainder of Offenders in the late Treasons.
Message from the Lower House, by Mr. Secretary Harbert, and others: That whereas they have received a Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the Attainder of divers Offenders, in the late most barbarous, monstrous, detestable, and damnable Treason; they find, by the Committees, some Things fit to be amended in the Bill; but they will not take upon them to do it of themselves, and therefore desire Meeting and Conference for it with the Lords.
Answered, That the Lords will appoint about the Number of Forty Committees of their House, to give them Meeting on the said Bill To-morrow, being Friday, the 9th of May, by Two in the Afternoon, at the Painted Chamber.
Report made by the Lord Bishop of Winchester of that which past at the last Meeting with the Lower House, upon Monday, 5th May, touching the Point of the Ecclesiastical Commission: which was allotted to be replied unto by his Lordship.
The like Report by the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells, concerning the Matter of Citation, and particularly of the Point of Quorum nomina.
And by the Lord Bishop of Chichester; touching the Oath ex Officio, which was appointed to be handled by him, in Respect of the Sickness of the said Bishop of Bathe and Wells at that Time.
The Bill, intituled, An Act for the Relief of John Holditch, Gentleman, disinherited by the extraordinary Amending of the Errors of a Fine, was this Day returned to the House, by the Earl of Northampton, the second of the Committees, with Signification, That the Committees, or some of them, having advised with sundry of the Judges, and, according to their Opinions, written to the Tenants of those Lands, whom the said Bill concerned, to yield Mr. Holditch some Composition as they formerly promised (but afterwards did go from the same, upon some Advantage taken by Occasion of amending of a Fine concerning the said Lands, before the Composition was perfected and agreed on); the said Tenants have now returned Answer; videlicet, some of them very coldly offering some Composition, and others absolutely refusing to compound at all; so as the said Committees thought good to return the Bill as aforesaid, and to leave it to the Judgement of the House.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum, usque in diem Saturni, videlicet, 10m Maii, hora 8a.
Die Saturni, videlicet, 10 Maii:
Oriel College, Oxford.
MEMORANDUM, That the Bill concerning Oriell College, in Oxford, though at the last Sitting it was appointed not to be committed, nevertheless, upon a new Motion of the House, and Agreement of the Parties whom the Bill concerneth, was thought meet in some Points to be amended; and thereupon referred to the Committees under named, to consider presently thereof: videlicet,
E. of Worcester.
L. Bp. of Durham.
L. Bp. of Glocester.
L. St. John.
The said Bill was forthwith returned by the Lord Treasurer, the first of the Committees, with certain Amendments; which were presently Twice read, and ingrossed in Paper, to be sent to the Lower House.
Declaration made by the Lord Chancellor of the Report of the Earl of Northampton, upon the returning of Mr. Holditch's Bill to the House, to such Effect as was that Day entered in this Book; and thereupon the said Bill (according to the ordinary Course) appointed to be ingrossed.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act restraining the Execution of Canons Ecclesiastical, not confirmed by Parliament.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act against such as, coming to Church, do refuse to receive the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
Referred to the same Committees that are appointed for the Two Bills of Recusants (vide 29th April); and to meet at the Little Chamber, near the Parliament Presence, upon Monday next, 12 Maii, by Eight in the Morning.
Persons coming or going over Seas.
The Bill, intituled, An Act for such as are to pass over the Seas, or return from beyond the Seas into this Realm, or any other His Majesty's Dominions, returned by the Lord Treasurer, the first of the Committees, with certain Amendments.
Establishment of Religion.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the more sure Establishing and Continuance of true Religion.
Referred to the same Committees that are for the Four Ecclesiastical Points (vide 8 April); and appointed to meet at the Council Chamber at Court, upon Monday, the 12th of May, by Two in the Afternoon.
Oriel College, Oxford.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Confirmation of the King's Majesty's Letters Patents, made to the Provost and Scholars of Oriall College, in Oxford.
Bills from the H.C. Expedit.
Hodie allatæ sunt 12 Billæ a Domo Communi:
1. An Act for the avoiding of unnecessary Delays of Execution. Returned, Exped.
2. An Act to reform the Multitudes and Misdemeanour of Attorneys and Solicitors at Law, and to avoid sundry unnecessary Suits and Charges in Law. Returned, Exped.
3. An Act for the new making up, and keeping in Reparation, of Chepstow Bridge. Returned likewise, Exped.
4. An Act declaratory, explaining a Branch of an Act, made in the First Session of this Parliament, intituled, An Act authorizing certain Commissioners of the Realm of England to treat with Commissioners of Scotland, for the Weal of both Kingdoms. Returned, with an Amendment.
5. An Act to enable Sir Christopher Hatton, Knight, to dispose of certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, notwithstanding a Limitation, or Clause of Perpetuity, annexed to his Estate. Returned, with Amendments.
6. An Act for the Relief of such as lawfully use the Trade and Handicraft of Skinners. Returned, with a small Addition.
7. An Act for the Establishing the Possessions and Inheritance of Edmond, late Lord Chandos of Sudeley, deceased. Returned, with Amendments.
8. An Act to repeal and alter certain Clauses in divers Statutes, touching Residence of Beneficed Men.
9. An Act for the better Execution of sundry Statutes, touching Purveyors.
10. An Act for the better Election of Knights and Burgesses, to serve in Parliament.
11. An Act for Paving of Drurie Lane, in the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields, within the County of Middlesex.
12. An Act to repeal a Branch of a Statute, made in the 33d Year of King Henry the Eighth, intituled, for Maintenance of Artillery, and debarring of unlawful Games.
Le Gris and Cotterell. Oriel College, Oxford. Recusants.
Three Bills sent to the Lower House, by Mr. Serjeant Crooke and Mr. Dr. Hone: videlicet, 1. The Bill for Naturalizing Sir David Murray, Knight, and Thomas Murray, Esquire. 2. The Bill concerning Le Gris and Cotterell, with some Amendments. 3. The Bill for Oriall College, in Oxford, also with Amendments; and by them likewise a Message for Conference with Committees of the Lower House, about the Two Bills concerning Recusants, which the Lords desire to be upon Tuesday next, the 13th of May, by Two of the Clock, at the Painted Chamber; and for this Purpose the Lords will appoint the Number of Forty, or thereabouts, of this House.
Answer returned, That they will attend the Conference, at the Time and Place prefixed; and will appoint the Number of Eighty Committees, or thereabouts, of their House.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum, usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 12m Maii, hora 9a.