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 Martis, videlicet, 1 die Maii:
Absent Lords excused.
THE Absence of the Lord Arundell of Wardour excused by the Lord Petre, by reason of Sickness.
The Lord Archbishop of Canterb. his Absence excused by the Lord Chancellor, for Sickness.
The Lord Bishop of Rochester's Absence excused by the Lord Chancellor, for the same Cause.
The Lord Carew's Absence excused by the Lord Knollis, for the same Cause.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Peter Valoore, of Fanchurch Street, London, Merchant.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Naturalizing of Levinus Munck, one of the Clerks of His Majesty's Signet.
Ramsay's, Alexander's, and Sandiland's Do.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir George Ramsay, Knight, Equerry of the most Excellent Prince Henry; Walter Alexander, Gentleman Usher of the said Prince Henry; and John Sandilandis, Groom of the said Prince's Bed-chamber.
The Lord Treasurer's Absence excused.
The Lord Treasurer's Absence excused by the Lord Chancellor, because his Lordship is otherwise necessarily employed for His Majesty's Service.
Bp. of Landaff will attend, with Permission of the House.
The L. , on the Behalf of the Lord Bishop of Landaphe, shewed to the Lords, That not long since the House of the said Lord Bishop of Landaphe was visited, videlicet, one of his Lordship's Servants sick of the Plague; that, by the Space of Eight Weeks, none in his Lordship's House hath been sick, but all continued in good and perfect Health; whereupon the said Lord Bishop of Landaphe is willing to give his Attendance here in the House; howbeit, without the Leave and Goodliking of this House first obtained, his Lordship is well content to forbear coming to the House: Whereupon it was generally Agreed, That the said Lord Bishop of Landaphe should and may resort to the House, and here give his Attendance as appertaineth.
Confirmation of a Grant to the Queen.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act of Confirmation of a Grant made unto the most High and Mighty Princess Anne, Queen of England, Scotland, France, and Irelande.
The Lord Privy Seal, being the first in the Committee for the Bill of Thetford, moved, That the Committees might go together into the Committee Chamber, and leave the House sitting; which was granted.
Fraudulent Conveyances of Sir Hen. Crisp's Lands made void.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the making void of certain Conveyances, and the Estates limited thereby, unduly gotten from Sir Henry Crispe, Knight, whereby he is defrauded, etc.
Waldgrave's Lands, for Payment of his Debts.
The Lord Privy Seal, being the first of the Committees for Walgrave's Bill, reported to the House, That the Lords Committees have met, and considered of the said Bill, and found the Substance thereof to be good and fit to pass; but, because it appeared to them that the same Bill required so many Amendments and Alterations as, being accordingly amended and reformed, it seemed not fit to be brought into the House; therefore they had caused a New Bill to be drawn, to the Effect of the former reformed, as by Consent of all Parties, and in the Judgement of the said Committees, was fit to pass; and thereupon his Lordship delivered the former Bill into the House, as thought fit to sleep, without further Proceeding, and a New Bill, as aforesaid, to be hereafter read; which Course was generally allowed.
Confirmation of Jernegan's Lands to Hevenningham. Expedit.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Confirmation of the Sale and Conveyance of divers Manors, Lordships, Liberties, and other Hereditaments, late Henry Jernegan's, Esquire, made by Sir Thomas Hirne, Knight, Christopher Hirne, Gentleman, and Clement Hirne, Esquire, unto Sir John Hevenningham, Knight, and Dame Bridgett his Wife.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 3m Maii, hora 9a.