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, 8 die Maii:
Erection of Common Brewhouses, and avoiding of Drunkenness.
HODIE 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Erection of Common Brewhouses, in certain Places needing the same, whereby the Subjects may be much eased in the Point of Carriages, at the Times of His Majesty's Progress, and Drunkenness the better avoided.
Bladwell, Hasden's, &c. Naturalization.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Richard Bladwell, John Badwell, and Robert Badwell, the Sons of John Badwell, an Englishman, George Hasden and John Hasden the Sons, and Martyn Hasden, the Wife of John Hasden, an Englishman, Elizabeth Cradock and Anne Cradocke, the Daughters of William Cradocke, an Englishman, Jane, alias Janckin Carstens, and Elizabeth Van Buecthton.
Ramsey and Alexander's, &c. Expedit.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir George Ramsey, 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.
Bills from the H. C. Expedit.
1. An Act for the Sale of Part of the Lands of William Essex, of Lamborne, in the County of Berk, Esquire, for the Payment of his Debts, and settling the Residue upon himself and his Posterity. Returned, with the Consent of the Lower House to certain Amendments added by the Lords.
4. An Act against Burning of Ling and Heath, and other Moor-burning, in the Counties of York, Durham, Northumberlande, Cumb'lande, Westm'land, Lancaster, Darby, Nottingham, and Leicester, at unseasonable Times of the Year.
Ld. Treasurer acquaints the House with the Assassination of Henry the Fourth of France.
The Lord Treasurer, in an eloquent Speech, not without some sensible Passion, in regard of the Matter which he was to deliver, and of the weighty Consequence depending thereon, reported to the House, That the French King, having on Thursday last crowned His Queen, and having on Friday last been at the Palace, returning to The Louvre, accompained with Three Nobles, as He sat with His Back towards the End of the Coach, passing through a narrow Lane, was, at the Turning, slain, by a base Fellow, with a long Knife. His Lordship declared the Manner of the Murder, as he had received the News; but referred the Truth of Circumstances to further Intelligence. His Lordship discoursed of the exceeding Virtues and Riches of that dead King; and that, at His Death, He had a great Army in Readiness; that He was an assured Friend to the King our Sovereign and to this Realm, and an especial Defence and Wall between Religion and all the Opposites in Christendom. His Lordship also shewed what Cause (being now deprived of Him) we have to doubt many Inconveniences. Lastly he shewed the great Necessity importing the King and People to provide Treasure before-hand, against all Chances.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference.
That their Lordships, having all this Session found that House to bear great Respect to this, and their Lordships likewise desiring to hold all good Correspondency with them; and well knowing that both Houses, though sitting in several Places, yet make but One Body and One Council, have thought good, and are desirous, to acquaint that House with an Accident of high Importance; and, because the same is also rare, therefore their Lordships do desire, that such and so many of the Lower House as themselves shall think sit may presently meet with certain of the Lords of this House, in the Painted Chamber. As the House was dispatching Messengers for this Purpose to the Lower House, and had given Order to the Gentleman Usher to repair to that House, and to pray them not to arise, but awhile to expect a Message from hence, it was informed, that the Messengers of that House, who brought up the Bills aforesaid, attended Answer; whereupon they were called in, and this Message sent by them.