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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A Calendar of the Bills as they were brought in.
A NOTE of the Bills as they were brought into the House.
AN Act to preserve and restore to the Crown, the true and ancient Regalities appertaining to the same.
Expedit. L. H.
An Act for the avoiding of unnecessary Delays of Execution.
An Act for the Relief of Prisoners in Execution, and of their Creditors, in some convenient Manner.
An Act for Reformation of divers Abuses, in bringing into this Land, printing, buying, and selling of seditious, Popish, vain, and lascivious Books.
An Act against unlawful Hunting and Stealing of Deer and Conies.
An Act for Reformation of the Common Sin of Swearing and Taking the Name of God in vain.
An Act for a Public Thanksgiving to Almighty God every Year on the 5th of November.
A new Bill instead.
An Act for the Attainder of divers Offenders, in the late most detestable and damnable Treasons.
An Act for the Explanation of a Statute, enacted in the Twenty-first Year of King Henry the Eighth.
An Act for Confirmation of Letters Patents, made to the Governors of the Free Grammar School at St. Bees, in the County of Cumbreland.
An Act for the President and Scholars of Corpus Christi College, in the University of Oxford.
An Act for the Relief of the King's Subjects, in Cases concerning Execution of Wills and Administrations.
An Act for the assuring of certain Manors and Lands to Robert Lord Riche.
An Act for the Relief of John Holdich, Gentleman, disinherited by the extraordinary Amending of the Errors of a Fine.
Exped. L. H.
An Act for Sale of certain of the late Lord Windsor's Lands, for Payment of his Debts, etc.
An Act for the restoring and enabling of Henry Lord Danvers, notwithstanding the Attainder and Corruption in Blood of Sir Charles Danvers, Knight, deceased, elder Brother of the said Lord Danvers.
An Act for the better observing and keeping holy the Sabbath Day, or Sunday.
An Act to assure and confirm the Sale of certain Lands, lying within the County of Middlesex, to Thomas Lake, Knight, and Dame Marie his Wife.
An Act for Sale of certain Lands of Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Knight, deceased, for Payment of his Debts.
An Act for the assuring of the Jointure of Dame Elianor Cave, Wife of Sir Thomas Cave, of Stanford, in the County of Northampton, Knight.
An Act to provide Means to better the Estate of decayed Cities and Towns.
An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir James Areskin, Knight, his Wife and Children.
An Act for the Assurance of the Jointure of the Right Honourable Fraunces Countess of Essex, Wife of the Right Honourable Robert Earl of Essex.
L. H. Exped.
An Act for the Relief of John Rogers, Gentleman, against Robert Tailor, Paule Tailor, and William Tailor, for defrauding of a Trust reposed in Thomas Tailor, their Father, and decreed against them in the High Court of Chancery.
An Act for the Consirmation of the Attainders of Henry late Lord Cobham, and George Brooke, Esquire, and of the Letters Patents granted by the King's Majesty of their Lands.
An Act for the better and more sure Consirmation of an Order, for the Rents of the Messuages, Cottages, and Tenements, within the City of Worcester, belonging to the Weavers and Tenants there, using the Mystery of Cloth-making; set down by the Two Reverend Judges, Sir Christopher Yelverton, and Sir David Willyams, Knights, the 15th Day of October, Anno Domini, 1605.
An Act for the Assurance to Thomas Pelham, Esquire, of the Manors and Hereditaments mentioned to be to him granted by the King's Majesty's Letters Patents.
Expedit. L. H.
An Act to reform the Multitudes and Misdemeanors of Attorneys and Solicitors at Law, and to avoid sundry unnecessary Suits and Charges in Law.
An Act to put down the Multitudes of unnecessary Brokers, and to avoid the Occasion of infinite Idleness and Stealths.
Expedit. L. H.
An Act for the establishing of the Possessions and Inheritance of Edmund late Lord Chandois of Sudeley, deceased.
An Act for Confirmation of the King's Majesty's Letters Patents, made to the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Oxford, for the better Maintenance of His Highness's Divinity Reader within the same University.
An Act for Confirmation of the King's Majesty's Letters Patents, made to the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridg, for the better Maintenance of the Two Divinity Readers within the same University.
Expedit. L. H.
An Act for clearing the Passage by Water, from London, to and beyond the City of Oxford.
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.
An Act for the Naturalizing of the Children of Sir Edward Conwaie, Knight, Lieutenant Governor of the King's Majesty's Cautionary Town of The Briell.
An Act prohibiting the Resiance of Married Men, with their Wives and Families, in Colleges, Cathedral Churches, Collegiate Houses, and Halls of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
An Act for the Recovering of Small Debts, and for the relieving of Poor Debtors, in London.
An Act for the more speedy Sale of certain Lands of Sir Thomas Rowse, Knight, for Payment of his Debts.
An Act for the Re-edifying of a Bridge, over the River of Severne, near the Town of Upton upon Severne.
An Act for the Confirmation of certain Leases and Estates, made by the Right Honourable Robert Lord Spencer, and by his late Father deceased, and his Mother now living.
An Act for enabling John Hotham, Esquire, the Father, and John Hotham, his Son, to convey certain Lands, for a Jointure of such Wife as John the Son shall marry.
An Act for Assurance of certain Lands, late Sir John Skynner's, Knight, to Sir William Smith and Sir Michaell Hicks, Knights.
An Act to reform the Multitudes of unnecessary and inconvenient Buildings, in or near the City of London; and to avoid the Numbers of dangerous Inmates and Lodgers within the same.
Expedit. L. H.
An Act for the Relief of such as lawfully use the Trade and Handicraft of Skinners.
An Act for prohibiting all such from Brewing of Beer and Ale, as sell the same again by Retail; and that all Common Brewers keep the lawful Assize of Beer and Ale.
An Act for Confirmation of Letters Patents.
An Act for Explanation of the Statute of Sewers.
An Act to enable all His Majesty's Loving Subjects of England and Wales to trade freely into the Dominions of Spayne, Portugall, and Fraunce.
An Act for the Naturalizing of Daniell Godfrey, of the Parish of St. Buttolphes without Algate, Gentleman.
An Act for the Restitution in Blood of John Holland, Son of Brian Holland, and Thomas Holland, Son of the said John Holland.
An Act for the Repealing of one Clause or Branch of a Statute, made in the First Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord James, the King's Majesty that now is, of England, France, and Ireland, and of Scotland the Thirtyseventh, intituled, An Act concerning Wherrymen and Watermen.
An Act for the better explaining of a former Act, made in the Thirty-fourth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, concerning Ordinances made for Wales, and establishing of the Government of the Lord President and Council there.
An Act for the granting and establishing of certain former Allowances unto the Merchants of Yorke, Hull, and Newcastle, in the Custom of their Cloths, according to a Privy Seal in the Thirty-third of Queen Elizabeth.
An Act to convey Wood and Timber, from High Bickington and Kesmere Bridge, down the River of Tow, to the Town of Barstable, and the Towns and Ports near adjoining to the same, in the County of Devon.
An Act for the better Execution of sundry Statutes, touching Purveyors and Cart-takers.
An Act for the Naturalizing of James Desmaistres, of the Parish of St. Butolphes without Algate, and Marie his Wife.
Exped. L. H.
An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir David Foulis, Knight, and for Confirmation of Letters Patents by His most Excellent Majesty to him made.
Exped. L. H.
A new Bill, intituled, An Act for the Attainder of divers Offenders in the late most barbarous, monstrous, detestable, and damnable Treasons.
An Act against seditious Speeches, Words, and Rumours, against the King's most Excellent Majesty.
An Act against Non-residence and Pluralities of Benefices.
An Act for the more sure Establishing and Continuance of True Religion.
An Act for the Repeal of one Act, made in the Fourteenth Year of Queen Elizabeth's Reign, concerning the Length of Kerties.
An Act for the Performance and Execution of a Decree in the Chancery, made between William Le Gris, Plaintiff, and Robert Cottrell, Defendant.
An Act concerning Walsh Cottons.
An Act for the Assurance of the Lands of Walter Walsh, Esquire.
An Act for the abating, and to restrain, the new Erection of Wears, Stanks, Kiddles, and other Obstructions, in great and navigable Rivers.
An Annexation of certain Honours, Castles, Forests, Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, and of certain Diadems, Crowns, and Royal Jewels and Ornaments, inseparably to the Crown of England for ever.
An Act for the providing of a Learned and Godly Ministry.
An Act to enable Suspended and Deprived Ministers to sue and prosecute their Appeals.
An Act for the Reviving of a Branch of a Statute of the Twenty-third Year of King Henry the Eighth, for the bringing in of Wines in seasonable Time, with Provision against falsifying of Wines.
An Act to restrain the Transportation of Coloured Cloths undrest.
An Act for the better Discovering and Repressing of Popish Recusants, and the Education of their Children in True Religion.
An Act to prevent and avoid Dangers, which may grow by Popish Recusants.
An Act to avoid the Extortions and Exactions of Customers, Comptrollers, Collectors, Searchers, Waiters, Clerks, or other Officers or Persons, employed in or about the Custom of our Sovereign Lord the King, His Heirs and Successors.
An Act against such as, coming to Church, do refuse to receive the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
An Act for Transportation of Beer over the Seas.
An Act against the loathsome Sin of Drunkenness.
An Act for the better Execution of Penal Statutes, and Restraint of Monopolies.
An Act to restrain Abuses of Players.
Exped. L. H.
An Act for the new making up, and keeping in Reparation, of Chepstow Bridge.
An Act for Sale of certain Lands of Edward Downes, Esquire, for Payment of his Debts.
An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir David Murray, Knight, Gentleman of the Prince's Bed-Chamber, and Thomas Murray, Esquire, School-master to the Duke of Yorke.
Exped. L. H.
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.
An Act for Repairing of the Highway from Nonsuch to Talworth, in the Parishes of Ewell and Longe Ditton, in the County of Surrey, leading to Kingston upon Thames, in the County aforesaid.
An Act for the Rating and Levying of the Charges, for conveying Malefactors and Offenders to the Gaol.
An Act of Restitution of Roland Merick, Son of Sir Gelley Merick, Knight, and Dame Margarett, Wife of Sir John Vaughan, Knight, Daughter of the said Sir Gelley, in Blood.
An Act for the assuring of certain small Parcels of Ground to Robert Earl of Salisbury, and his Heirs, for the Enlargement and commodious Use of his Mansion House in The Strond, now called Salisbury House, and for Recompence to be given for the same.
(fn. 1) An Act to establish the Proceedings in Ecclesiastical Courts and Causes, and to abolish Sanctuary.
An Act for Confirmation of the King's Majesty's Letters Patents, made to the Provost and Scholars of Oriell College, in Oxford.
An Act for the better Preservation of Sea Fish.
An Act against scandalous and unworty Ministers.
An Act restraining the Execution of Canons Ecclesiastical not confirmed by Parliament.
An Act concerning such as are to pass over the Seas, or return from beyond the Seas into this Realm, or any other His Majesty's Dominions.
An Act to repeal and alter certain Clauses, in divers Statutes, touching Residence of Beneficed Men.
An Act for the better Execution of sundry Statutes, touching Purveyors.
An Act for the better Election of Knights and Burgesses to serve in Parliament.
An Act for paving of Drurie-Lane, in the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields, within the County of Middlesex.
An Act to repeal a Branch of a Statute, made in the Thirty-third Year of King Henry the Eighth, intituled,
L. H. Exped.
For Maintenance of Artillery, and debarring of unlawful Games.
An Act concerning Sanctuary.
An Act for Confirmation of the Subsidies granted by the Clergy.
An Act for the Grant of Three Entire Subsidies, and Six Fifteenths and Tenths, granted by the Temporalty.
An Act for the avoiding of Suits about the Fens and Wastes, within the Isle of Elie, and the Counties adjoining, and for the better Ordering of the same.
An Act for Reformation of Abuses, and the due Execution of Justice, in the Court of Marshalsea.
An Act touching the Restraint of Excommunication in Ecclesiastical Courts.
An Act for Reformation of Abuses and Disorders in the Officers and Ministers of the Court of Marshalsea, and for limiting the Jurisdiction of the said Court.
An Act for the true Making of Woollen Cloth.
An Act for the bringing in of a Fresh Stream of Running Water to the North Parts of the City of London.
An Act for the settling of the Manor of Rie, in the Counties of Glocester and Worcester, upon William Throckmorton, Esquire, and his Heirs, according to a Feossment thereof made by Charles late Earl of Devonshire.
"20th May, 1606.
"Received of Sir Thomas Smith, Knight, Clerk of the Parliament, by the Hands of his Servant Owen Reynoldes, the Two Bilis of the Subsidies granted by the Clergy and Temporalty.
To be written at the Head of every Private Bill.
"In Parliamento inchoato et tento per Prorogationem apud Westmonasterium, 5 die Novembris, Anno Regni Serenissimi atque Excellentissimi Domini Nostri Jacobi, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, etc. videlicet, Angliæ, Fraunciæ, et Hiberniæ Tertio, et Scotiæ Tricesimo nono, atque ibidem continuato usque ad et in 27 m diem Maii tunc proxime sequentem, et prorogato usque ad et in 18m diem Novembris proxime sequentem, communi omnium Dominorum tam Spiritualium quam Temporalium et Communitatis Consensu, et Regiæ Majestatis tunc præsentis Assensu, inter alia, sancitum, inactitatum, ordinatum, et stabilitum fuit sequens hoc Statutum, ad verbum ut sequitur."
To be written at the Foot of every Private Bill.
"Ego Thomas Smith, Miles, Clericus Parliamentorum, virtute Brevis supradicti Domini Nostri Regis, de Certiorando, mihi directi, et hiis annexi, certifico superius hoc Scriptum verum esse tenorem Actus Parliamenti supradicti, in eo Breve expressi. In cujus rei Testimonium, Sigillum Nomenque meum apposui atque subscripsi. Datum, die Anno Regni dicti Domini Nostri Regis, videlicet, Angliæ, Fraunciæ, et Hiberniæ, et Scotiæ."
To be indorsed upon the Writs of Certiorars.
"Executio istius Brevis patet in Schedula huic Brevi annexa."