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 Veneris, videlicet, 20 die Julii:
For Execution of Laws against Rogues, Vagabonds, etc.
Administration of the Oath of Allegiance and Reformation of Married Women Recusants.
The Bill for administring the Oath of Allegiance, and Reformation of Married Women Recusants, was this Day brought into the House, by the Lord Archbishop of Yorke; who declared, That the Committees, of whom his Lordship was the first, did not hitherto do any Thing therein, the Day of Meeting thereupon being now passed: Hereupon it was Ordered, That the said Lords Committees shall this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, meet in the Painted Chamber, for Consideration to be taken of the said Bill.
Schonerus, Seelken, Benneken, and Rumbler's Naturalization. Expedit.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Martinus Schonerus, ordinary Physician to the Queen's Majesty, Dorothee Seelken and Engella Seelken, Two Maids of the Queen's Majesty's Bedchamber, Katherine Benneken, Servant to the Queen's Majesty, John Wolfang Rumbler, Apothecary in ordinary to the King and Queen's Majesty, and Anna De Lobell, alias Wolfang Rumbler, his Wife.
Reformation of Abuses by Silk-dyers. Expedit.
Silk-dyers Petition against the Bill.
Memorandum, That, upon the Third Reading of the Bill next abovementioned, the Lord Chancellor did read unto the Lords a Petition, exhibited by the Silkdyers of London, against the Proceeding of this Bill; whereupon, because at this Reading the Bill is either to be exhibited or to die, their Lordships thought good to put the same Bill to the Question; agreeing, That the same shall not be presented to His Majesty before the Petitioners have been heard by their Lordships; and then the said Bill to be offered to His Majesty, or otherwise kept back, and not presented, as Occasion shall require.
Against the Impositions of Merchants, &c. and upon their Wares, &c.
For the Relief of Pennington, Hollinshead, and Pountis, Prisoners.
Bp. of Derry, Fullarton, and Montgomery's Naturalization. Expedit.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing the Reverend Father in God George Montgomery Lord Bishop of Derry, in Irelande, Sir James Fullarton, and Hugh Montgomery, Knights, and Hugh and James Montgomery, Children of the said Sir Hugh Montgomery.
An Act for the better Safety of His Majesty's Person.
The Bill for the better Safety of His Majesty's Royal Person was brought into the House by the Lord Treasurer, first of the Committees, who, in a Speech very grave and learned, and full of Honour and much Duty and Love towards His Majesty, declared some Doubts conceived by the Lords Committees, left this Bill, though with much tender Affection towards His Majesty's Person exhibited, yet might rather prove the Spur, or Encouragement, to desperate Persons, devilishly affected, than any feared (as his Lordship declared) was, by the Lords Committees conceived, lest, forasmuch as such monstrous and impious Facts are by Experience found to proceed from Popery, whereby it is taught, that Martyrdom is the Reward of such Facts, therefore some Person, wickedly conceiving that his Reward may be the Higher the more his Punishment is bitter, may perhaps be the rather incited to such a horrible Fact; for which Causes, and divers other than by him worthily delivered, his Lordship concluded, That, the Session being now so near an End, the same Bill cannot, for Shortness of Time, receive such exact and careful Survey and Consideration as were fit; therefore the Lords Committees held it in their Opinions convenient, the said Bill should rest until the next Meeting; whereunto it was generally Assented.
Smith's Bill, for the Manor of Water Newton. Expedit.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to make One Writing indented, bearing Date the 9th Day of March, in the First Year of His Majesty's Reign of Englande, made by Christopher Smyth, Esquire, and Millicent Smyth, his Son and Heir Apparent, purporting a Revocation of the Uses and Estates of the Manor of Water Newton, in the County of Huntington, and of divers Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the said Writing of Revocation mentioned, to have the full Force and Power of a perfect Deed of Revocation, according to the Purport of the said Writing, and according to the true Intent and Meaning of the Parties thereunto, whereby the said Millicent Smyth may be enabled to make Sales, for the Payments of his Debts.
Subsidy by the Clergy.
The Bill for Confirmation of the Subsidy granted by the Clergy, together with the Instruments concerning the said Subsidies, for the several Provinces of Canterbury and Yorke, were sent this Day to the Lower House, by Mr. Dr. Amy, Sir John Tyndale, and Sir George Coppyn.