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, 3 die Maii:
Confirmation of Lands to the Companies of Salters and Brewers in London.
E. of Hertford's Absence excused.
Ramsay, Walter, etc. Naturalization.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of 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.
Confirmation of a Grant to the Queen.
Fraudulent Conveyances of Sir Hen. Crisp's Lands made void.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the making void of certain Conveyances, and Estates limited thereby, unduly gotten from Sir Henry Crispe, Knight, whereby he is defrauded of the Inheritance of divers Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, lying in the County of Kent; and for the establishing of the Inheritance of the same in the said Sir Henry Crispe and his Heirs.
Ld. Stafford's Privilege. Hill arrested.
Upon Signification given to this High Court of Parliament, That Mathias Hill, Servant in ordinary to the Lord Stafford, hath of late been arrested, at the Suit of John Dunstarre and Henry Stephens, of London, by William Reynolds, alias Westbury, Bailiff of the Town or Borough of Marlebirgh, in the County of Wiltes, at the Instance, and by the Procurement, of John Hiscocke, of Marlebirgh aforesaid, contrary to the Honour and Privilege of the said Court; it is therefore Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, That as well the said John Dunstarre, Henry Stephens, as the said William Reynolds, alias Westbury, and John Hiscocke, shall be brought into this Court, by the Serjeant at Arms attending the House, upon Saturday next, the 5th of this instant May, by Eight of the Clock in the Morning, to answer for their Contempt and Breach of Privilege of the said Court.
Message from the Commons.
Tenures and Wardships.
That the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of the Commons, do desire their Lordships, That a Meeting may be appointed between the Committees of both Houses, touching the Matter of Wardships and Tenures, and the Dependants thereon. The Time and Place that House referreth to their Lordships:
That the Lords are pleased to give them Meeting accordingly To-morrow, being Friday, the 4th of this instant May, by Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of that House to observe that Time; with this further Signification, That, because the Subject or Matter is weighty, and for that both Houses are equally interested in the Business, and both are but Members of one Body, that therefore that House will give Authority to their Committees, as this House also will do the like, to debate and answer Questions, if any shall be asked, as Occasion may require; as also for better Declaration of the Meaning of any Party, if any Thing hath been spoken which needeth Explanation; and yet so as nothing which shall be spoken by any Person do bind either House: And so may the Business be brought to a more speedy Conclusion. Lastly, it was declared, That their Lordships do expect no Answer, but do desire that the Committees do come so provided and authorized as aforesaid.
Non-residence and Plurality of Benefices.
This present Thursday, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, videlicet, the 3d of May, the whole House, according to an Order made in that Behalf, on Monday, the last of April, did meet, as a Committee, in the House, or Parliament Presence, for Consideration to be had of a Bill, intituled, An Act against Non-residence and Pluralities of Benefices; and, after long, grave, and mature Deliberation, and many learned Arguments, with great Eloquence delivered at large, both concerning the Substance and Form of the said Bill, it was Resolved, and accordingly Ordered, That a SubCommittee of certain Select Lords, as well Spiritual as Temporal, to be at this Time named by the said great or general Committee, shall among themselves advise, and thereupon make Report what they shall think fit to be done, and what Course to be holden, for the avoiding of Non-residence and Pluralities, as by the Bill is desired, and for the better Maintenance of Learned Ministers.