Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, videlicet, 2 die Julii.
Earl of Lindsey and others against the Sheriff of Lincolnshire.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Great Chamberlain and others, complaining, "That the Sheriff of Lincolneshire hath refused to execute the Order of this House, for the quieting the Possession of some Grounds in the Fens, belonging to the Lord Great Chamberlain and others; and that the said Sheriff hath spoken scornfully and irreverently of the Orders of this (fn. 1) House, and hath animated others to the like Disobedience;" it is Ordered, That (Affidavit being first made hereof) the said Sheriff shall be sent for, by the Gentleman Usher attending this House, to answer the said Fact.
Report of the Conference on the Star-chamber Bill.
Report was made to the House, "That at the Conference last Night with the House of Commons, they did consent to the putting out of the Word ["Liberties"], and the Proviso to be left out, in the Bill concerning the Star-chamber, and regulating of the Privy Council."
A Message was brought up from the House of Commons, by the Lord Phillip Herbert:
Message from the H. C. for a Conference on the Bill about Poll-money.
To desire of their Lordships a Free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, touching the Bill for Pollmoney.
The Answer was:
That their Lordships will give a present Meeting, in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
Lords to report the Conference.
The Earls of Bath, Essex, Bristoll, and the Bishop of Lincolne, were appointed to report the Conference.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed; and the Earl of Bath reported, "That the House of Commons had sent up the Bill for Poll-money, with some Amendments, (fn. 2) to which they consent."
Amendments of the Bill for Poll-money approved of.
The Amendments and Proviso were read Twice, and approved of by this House.
Salvo for the Privileges of Peers to tax themselves.
Memorandum, That a Salvo be entered, for preserving the Privilege of Peers of this Realm, for rating and taxing themselves in Subsidies, by Members of this House, in Time of Parliament.
Bill for Provision of Money and disbanding the Army.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the speedy Provision of Money, for disbanding the Armies, and settling the Peace of the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland; and it was put to the Question, and consented to pass as a Law.
Bishops to be relieved in Payment of Double Tenths.
Memorandum, That this House will take into Consideration hereafter, how the Bishops may be relieved, concerning the Payment of their Double Tenths, if they shall see Cause so to do.
Tho. Parramore appointed Receiver of the Lords Poll-money.
Ordered, That Thomas Parramour, Esquire, shall, by virtue of this Order, be Receiver and Collector of the several Sums of Money rated and taxed upon the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in an Act, intituled, "An Act for the speedy Provision of Money, for disbanding of the Armies, and settling the Peace of the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland;" which said Sums of Money he shall dispose to such Persons respectively, and to such Uses and Purposes, as is appointed by the said Act.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Serjeant Fynch and Dr. Bennett:
Message to the H. C. to sit P. M.
To let them know, that this House will sit this Afternoon, about the Business of the Kingdom, and desire them to sit likewise.
The Answer returned from the House of Commons was:
That they will sit this Afternoon, as is desired.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about Honour.
Another Message was sent to the House of Commons:
To desire a present Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, touching Honour.
Titles of Honour not to be bought.
The Subject of the Conference to be: "That both Houses may petition His Majesty, That Titles of Honour may not be bought and sold for Money; but that it may be conferred by His Majesty, as anciently it (fn. 3) was, for Virtue and Merit; and also to consult with the House of Commons about a Bill for preventing of this hereafter; and the Bill to begin from the First Day of this Parliament."
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in post meridiem hujus instantis diei, hora quarta, Dominis sic decernentibus.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Justice Foster and Justice Heath:
Bill for Poll-money sent to the H. C.
To deliver them the Bill for Poll-money, which passed this House this Day.
After this, the Amendments and Proviso in the Bill concerning the Star-chamber were read, and approved of.
Bill for abolishing the Star-chamber.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for regulating of the Council Board, and taking away of the Starchamber; and, being put to the Question, it was Resolved, by the major Part, to pass as a Law.
Order about Evidences id the High Commission Court.
Ordered, That the Register and Officers of the High Commission Court, in whose Custody all Evidences or Writings are, which have been delivered in that Court, shall safely deliver them into the Hands of the several Parties to whom they belong.
Committee to consider of the Petition of the Officers of the Star-chamber.
Lords appointed to consider of the Petitions of the Officers of the Star-chamber, and report the same to this House: videlicet,
Epus. Co. & Litchfeild.
Ds. Howard de Charleton.
The Master of the Rolls, Assistant.
Their Lordships, or any Four or more of them, to meet when they please.
High Commission Court Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for repealing the Branch of a Statute made 1° Eliz. concerning the Commissioners of the Ecclesiastical Court; and it was Resolved, upon the Question, by the major Part, to pass as a Law.
Then a Message was sent down to the House of Commons, by Justice Foster and Justice Heath:
Bill for abolishing the Star-chamber, and the Bill concerning the High Commission Court, sent to the H. C.
To deliver to the House of Commons the Two Bills: videlicet, the Bill concerning the regulating of the Privy Council, and the taking away of the Star-chamber; and the Bill concerning the High Commission; and to let them (fn. 4) know, that these Two Bills, with the Amendments and Proviso, have passed this House.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 3m diem instantis Julii, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.