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, 19 die Junii:
To cancel Leases made to the King, to try other Men's Titles.
HODIE 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to make void Leases, and other Conveyances, made to the King's Majesty, of Purpose to try other Men's Titles.
To explain Part of an Act for establishing the Earl of Derby's Estate.
The Bill for Explanation of a Proviso, or Branch of a Statute, contained in an Act of Parliament, made in the Years of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland the Fourth, and of Scotlande the Fortieth, intituled, An Act for Establishment and Assurance of divers of the Possessions and Hereditaments of Ferdinando late Earl of Derby, brought into the House by the Lord Archbishop of Yorke, first of the Committees, who declared, That the Day appointed by the House for the Meeting of the Committees is past, and desired a new Day; whereupon the Lords Committees went presently forth of the House, to take Consideration of the said Bill.
The Bill last abovementioned, concerning the Possessions of the Earl of Derby, returned into the House, by the Lord Archbishop of Yorke, first of the Committees, without any Amendment or Alteration; and thereupon appointed to be ingrossed.
Assurance of Lands to the Bishop of Durham and Earl of Salisbury.
The Bill for the Assurance of certain Lands and Rents to the Bishop of Duresme and his Successors, and of certain other Lands to Roberte Earl of Salisbury and his Heirs, which was referred to Committees on Monday last, was this Day brought into the House, by the Lord Archbishop of Yorke, the first of the Committees, with some Amendments and Addition; which Amendments and Addition were Twice read, and allowed; and thereupon the Bill appointed to be accordingly ingrossed.
For Relief of Peace-Officers in contentious Suits.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Ease in Pleading against troublesome and contentious Suits, prosecuted against Justices of Peace, Mayors, Constables, and certain other His Majesty's Officers, for the lawful Execution of their Office.
For the better Execution of Justice in the North Parts of England.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better Execution of Justice, and suppressing of Criminal Offenders, in the North Parts of the Kingdom of Englande.
Reformation of Alehousekeepers.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Reformation of Alehouse-keepers.
Reparation of a Wear on the Exe, near Exeter.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Continuance and Reparation of a new-built Wear, upon the River of Exe, near unto the City of Exeter.
To punish Deceits in Manufacturers of Wool and Woollen Yarn.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the punishing and correcting of Deceits and Frauds, committed by Sorters, Combers, and Spinsters of Wool, and Weavers of Woollen Yarn.
Preservation of Game and Grain.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to prevent the Spoil of Corn and Grain, by untimely Hawking; and for the better Preservation of Pheasants and Partridges; and, upon the Question, agreed by the greater Part not to be committed.
Double Payment of Debts.
Amendments upon a Bill, intituled, An Act to avoid the double Payment of Debts, were Twice read.
Free Conference with the House of Commons.
The Lord Chancellor put the Lords in Mind to advise of that which may be thought fit to be done, concerning the free Conference desired by the Lower House.
The King to be acquainted with the Message from the House of Commons Yesterday; and His Pleasure to be learned concerning it.
Whereupon the Lord Treasurer very effectually remembered the Three Points Yesterday proposed by the Messengers of the Commons House; wherein they required, that the Committees of this House would come prepared and authorized to confer. Then his Lordship briefly shewed his Opinion in them severally; and concluded, That, as of some Matters so proposed, the Lords which shall be Committees may of themselves, by Warrant of this House, resolve and treat, in such Sort as Occasion at such Conference shall be offered; so his Lordship conceived, that other Points are of such Kind as this House may not well proceed in, without acquainting His Majesty, and first receiving His Pleasure and Direction in the same. Which Opinion was generally allowed; and thereupon Agreed, That the Lords under-named shall this Afternoon attend His Majesty, and acquaint Him with the Message and Particulars of the Desire and Motion of the Commons House Yesterday here delivered, and therein humbly to pray His Highness's Pleasure and Direction.
Message to the House of Commons, to acquaint them with the Reasons for delaying the Conference.
And, because the Commons should not long expect the Answer of this House, it was likewise Agreed, That Mr. Baron Altham and Mr. shall presently deliver to the Lower House the Cause, as aforesaid, why the Lords do forbear, as yet, to send them a direct Answer to the Message Yesterday by them sent to their Lordships, which they shall receive as soon as such Lords as are appointed to attend His Majesty shall be returned. But, before the said Mr. Baron Altham and Mr. came to the Place, that House was risen and departed.
Lords to attend His Majesty, with the Purport of the Message from the House of Commons.
Lords specially appointed to attend His Majesty this Afternoon, as abovesaid: videlicet,
L. Archbp. of Yorke.
L. Privy Seal.
E. of South'ton.
E. of Pembrooke.
L. Bp. of London.
L. Bp. of Durham.
L. Bp. of Peterburgh.
L. St. John.
Variance reported between the Entry in the Journal, concerning the Precedency between the Baronies of Le Despencer and Abergavenny, and the Certificate made of it into Chancery.
The Lord Privy Seal reported to the House the Variance between the Entry remaining in the Journal Book, in the Question of Title and Precedency of the Baronies of Le Despencer and Bergevenny, and the Certificate thereof made into the Chancery by Sir Thomas Smyth, late Clerk of the Parliament, upon a Certiorari in that Behalf directed to him; videlicet, as Sir Francys Fane, by conferring the said Entry in the Journal-Book with the Certificate aforesaid, doth find the same; whereupon it was by their Lordships Agreed, That such a full and perfect Order shall be drawn up, answerable to all the Proceedings heretofore had in this House touching the Premisses, as on Saturday, the 16th of this Instant June, was appointed, and the same to be presented to this House, for their Lordships Consideration and Allowance thereof.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 21m Junii, hora 9a.