Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 3, 1620-1628. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 5 die Martii,
Gold and Silver Thread.
THE Lord Chancellor declared to the Lords, That the Deputy Clerk of the Crown, and the Clerk of the Parliament, with such others as this House thought fit to allow of, had, according to their Lordships Direction, made Search in the several Houses of Sir Gyles Mompesson, Sir Francis Michell, and in the House called or used as an Office for Exercise and Execution of the Letters Patent concerning Gold and Silver Thread, &c. being in Woodstreet, also at the House of; and that, in such Search, the said Clerks, and other Persons so accompanying them as aforesaid, had found and brought away divers Books and Writings, concerning such Matters wherewith the said Sir Gyles Mompesson standeth charged; which they had sealed up, according to the Direction of the House in that Behalf: For the disposing whereof, the Lords Ordered, That the same, so sealed up, should be safely kept by the Clerk of the Parliament, until, upon Motion from the Lower House, their Lordships should be pleased to give further Direction, for Delivery over of the same unto such Persons, Members of that House, as by the Commons shall be assigned to receive the said Books and Papers, to be by them used for the better Manifestation of the Truth, in such Matters wherewith the said Sir Gyles Mompesson standeth charged as aforesaid.
Naturalization of Sir Francis Stewerd, &c.
And of Salisburie, &c.
The Bill for Naturalizing of Sir Francis Stewerd, Knight, Walter Stewart, James Maxwell, and William Carr; and the Bill for Naturalizing of Abraham Salisburie and Elizabeth Salisburie, Son and Daughter of Peirce Salisburie, Englishman, and Citizen and Merchant Taylor of London, David Kirke, Lewis Kirke, Thomas Kirke, John Kirke, James Kirke, Peter Kirke, Katherine Kirke, and Marie Kirke, Children of Jervis Kirke, Englishman, and Citizen and Mercer of London, were sent to the Lower House, by Mr. Serjeant Hitcham and Sir William Bird.
Manor of Cunnock, &c.
The Bill, intituled, An Act for Confirmation of a Decree, and certain Orders, made in the High Court of Chancery, concerning the Fines, Customs, and Services, of divers Copyhold and Customary Messuages, Cottages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, within the Manors of Cunnock, Rudgley, Longdon, and Heywood, in the County of Staff. brought back to the House by the Earl of Huntingdon, the first of the Committees, who signified, That the said Lords Committees do find the same Bill in many Points defective; namely, that divers whom it concerneth are not therein included; also, that the Saving is short, touching the See or Bishoprick of Conventrie, and certain other Particulars by his Lordship then opened; for which the same Lords Committees do think the said Bill unmeet to be further proceeded in; but that the same do sleep; and further, That, if any New Bill be to the same Effect exhibited, that it fall into the Consideration of the Judges; whereunto the House did also agree, and accordingly gave Order.
The Lord Admiral moved, That, forasmuch as the Education of Youth, especially of Quality and Worth, is a matter of high Consequence, that therefore to provide that such Persons, in their tender Years, do not spend their Time fruitlessly about this Town or elsewhere; his Lordship wished, that some fit and good Course might be taken for Erection and Maintenance of an Academy, for the breeding and bringing up of the Nobility and Gentry of this Kingdom, in their younger and tender Age, and for a free and voluntary Contribution, from Persons of Honour and Quality, for this Purpose.
The Motion was generally liked, and much commended; and thereupon many grave and judicious Speeches used by sundry Lords, touching material Points considerable in the Undertaking and perfect Accomplishment of this Honourable Project; namely, concerning the Place, where such Academy shall be seated and erected; likewise, what Qualities, Arts, Sciences, and Exercises, shall there be taught and practised; also, upon what Person Necessity to be there brought up shall be imposed, they how to be maintained, and to what kind of Young Gentlemen Freedom shall be left to resort or live there as they shall please; with other Circumstances.
The Messengers sent from hence to the Lower House returned, and certified the Lords, that they had delivered the Bills as aforesaid committed unto them; and that the Commons had a Purpose to send to their Lordships; whereupon the Messengers of the Lower House, staying at the Door of this House, were called in; of whom Sir Thomas Edmondes, being the first, delivered from that House Three Bills: videlicet,
2. An Act for reviving and making perpetual one Act, made in the Thirty-Ninth Year of the Reign of the late Queen Elizabeth, intituled, An Act for erecting of the Hospitals, and Abiding and Working Houses, for the Poor.
Message from the House of Commons.
And further delivered from that House, That whereas, upon former Message to your Lordships, for Conference, touching certain Grievances, principally concerning Sir Gyles Mompesson, this House, yielding thereunto, assigned this present Monday thereunto, provisionally, if the House of Commons should then be sufficiently provided for the Business; now, from the Lower House, he did, by their Direction, acquaint your Lordships, that the House of Commons cannot be prepared for the Business before Thursday in the Afternoon; leaving it to their Lordships to appoint that Day, or any other Time, for such Conference; whereupon it was Agreed, The same to be on Thursday in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber; and the whole House to be a Committee.