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 Mercurii, 17 die Februarii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subsequuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
HODIE 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act against Moor-burning in the Counties of Northumb'land, Westm'land, Cumb'land, and Durham.
Item 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act against Jesuits, Seminary Priests, and other such like disobedient Persons.
County Court of Northumberland.
Item 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act touching the keeping of the County Court in the County of Northumb'land.
Lord Dacres and Lord Norris. Conclus.
Item 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning the Lord Dacres and Lord Norris, quæ communi omnium Procerum Assensu conclusa est, et data est Servienti Rodes, et Regio Attornato, deferenda in Domum Communem.
East-Bridge Hospital in Canterbury.
Item 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better Foundation and Relief of the Hospital of East-Bridge, within the City of Cantorburie, quæ commissa est ad ingrossandum.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in horam secundam post meridiem.
EODEM die, hora 2a post meridiem, Proceres tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subsequuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Fisher, Chewne, Fluid, and Packering.
MEMORANDUM, That this Day, as the Lords had Ordered before, appeared Mr. Edward Fisher, with his Counsel, videlicet, Serjeant Wamsele and Mr. Cowper; the said Lords, having heard the Consent of the said Edwarde Fissher to the passing of the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Assurance of certain Lands unto George Chewne, Gyles Fluide, and Christopher Puckeringe, and their Heirs, committed the said Edward Fissher again to the Custody of the Warden of the Fleet; and further Ordered, That the bringing the said Edward Fisher before the said Lords, at their Commandment, should not in any wise be prejudicial unto the said Warden.
But the said Edward Fissher and his Counsel made Two humble Petitions unto the Honourable Lords; the one, that the Preamble of the Act, alledging the Cause of the making of the same Act to be for Doubtfulness of his Ill dealing, because he was judged in the Star Chamber to have made Two false and forged Writings, to the Prejudice of the said Bargains, might be amended; and that the same might be taken out of the Act, and not to remain a perpetual Memory of his Shame for ever. The second, that Serjeant Puckeringe, to whose Behalf the said Lands were sold, having him and his Lands in Execution, upon a Statute of Eight Thousand Pounds, for not Performance of the Covenants of the same, yet also enjoying the Lands sold, would release him the said Execution, and take a new Statute in the said Behalf: To the which the said Serjeant Puckeringe, whom the Cause chiefly concerned, as aforesaid, being also here present, by the Appointment of the said Honourable Lords, answered as to the said first Request, That, if to alter or take out of the said Bill the said Preamble, being Parcel of the Bill, and Matter passed from the Lower House to this Honourable House in that Form, should be no Hurt or Prejudice to the said Bill so passed from the Lower House to the Lords, he was well content therewith, and therein submitted himself to their Honourable Lordships: And as to the second Request, he answered, That whensoever the said Edward Fissher shall have cleared and discharged the said Lands and Tenements, by him bargained and sold as aforesaid, of and from all Statutes Staple and Merchant, Recognizances, Charges, and Incumbrances, liable or chargeable upon the same, that then he, having a new like Recognizance, in nature of the Statute Staple, made unto him by the said Edward Fissher, of the Sum of Eight Thousand Pounds, for Performance of Covenants contained in the Indentures of the said Bargain and Sale from thenceforth to be performed, unto which Recognizance all the Lands and Tenements of the said Edward Fissher, which shall not be sold for the Payment of his Debts, shall be liable and chargeable, and that there were no former Statutes and Recognizances knowledged by the said Edward to the Prejudice of the same, he was contented then, after that done, to discharge the said new Execution, having and taking a new Recognizance in Form aforesaid.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem crastinum, hora consueta.