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 Lunæ, videlicet, 18 Maii:
Establishment of the Earl of Derby's Estates.
THE Bill for the Establishment and Assurance of divers of the Possessions and Inheritance of Ferdinando late Earl of Derbie, was sent to the Lower House, by Mr. Serjeant Crooke and Mr. Dr. Hone.
Hodie prima vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Fabian Smith.
Lands assured to the King and Queen.
And to the E. of Salisbury.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Assurance of the House of Theobalds, and divers Manors and other Lands, to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, for Term of Her Life, and of the same House, Manors, and Lands, with other Manors and Lands, to the King's Highness, His Heirs and Successors, and for the Assurance of other Manors and Lands to the Earl of Salisbury, and His Heirs.
Marden, Boden, Wellington, Sutton, Murton, and Pipe.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better Provision of Meadow and Pasture, for necessary Maintenance of Husbandry and Tillage, in the Manors, Lordships, and Parishes of Marden, alias Marwarden, Bodenham, Wellington, Sutton St. Mihaell, Sutton St. Nicholas, Murton upon Lugg, and the Parish of Pipe, and every of them, in the County of Hereford.
Curriers in London.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Relief of Curriers, inhabiting in London, or within Three Miles thereof.
Disorders touching Ministers of the Church.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Explanation of the Statute, made in the 13th Year of the Reign of the late Queen Elizabeth, intituled, An Act to reform certain Disorders touching Ministers of the Church, and concerning Subscription.
Ld. Chandois's Privilege. Butler's arrest.
Memorandum, That the Under Sheriff of London and Middlesex did return the Writ of Habeas Corpus for removing the Person of Nathaniell Butler, the Lord Chandos Servant, out of Prison or Restraint (according to the Order of the House upon Saturday last), which Writ, and the Sheriff's Return thereon, was read by the Clerk of the Parliament; and the Prisoner, together with Richard Ratcliffe, the Attorney (by whose Procurement he was arrested), and the Bailiff that arrested him, were brought into the House, and heard before the Lords; whereupon, forasmuch as it appeared by Examinations taken before Mr. Justice Yelverton, that the said Butler himself, at the Time he was arrested, did deny the Protection of any Lord of Parliament, the said Ratcliffe and those that made the Arrest were discharged of further Attendance, and the said Nathaniell Butler was also released of his Imprisonment, by Privilege of Parliament, in regard the Lord Chandos had acknowledged him to be his ordinary Servant.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 20m Maii.