The Journals of All the Parliaments During the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. Originally published by Irish University Press, Shannon, Ire, 1682.
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On Thursday the 11th day of February, the Bill against forging of false Deeds and writings, was read tertia vice, & conclusa, and sent down to the House of Commons by the Queens Attorney and Sollicitor.
On Monday the 15th day of February (to which day the Parliament had been on Thursday last continued) The Bill touching Fines to be levyed in the County Palatine of Durham, The Bill against carrying over Sea of Sheep Skins and Pelts, not being Staple Ware, And the Bill to revive certain Statutes Repealed for Servants robbing their Masters, the punishment of the Vice of Buggery, against fond and phantastical Prophecies, and for the punishment of Invocation of evil Spirits, Inchantments, Witchcrafts and Sorceries, were brought from the House of Commons, and each of them read prima vice.
Two Bills also had each of them their first and second reading, of which the latter, being the Bill for the Restitution in Blood of Thomas Brooke, William Cromer, and Cutbert Vanghan, and others, commissa suit Domino primario justiciario Com. Placitor.
On Tuesday the 16th day of February, the Bill for Restitution in Blood of Anne Thomas; The Bill for Restitution in Blood of the Heirs of Thomas Isely; And the Bill for Restitution in Blood of Thomas Diggs, were each of them read Primâ, secundâ & tertiâ vice, & conclus. and were, with two others, sent down to the House of Commons, by Serjeant Carus and the Queens Attorney.
On Wednesday the 17th day of February, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal Assembled, but nothing was done, save only the Parliament continued by the Lord Keeper in usual Form, usq; in diem crastinum hora nona.
On Thursday the 18th day of February, the Bill touching Fines to be levied within the County Palatine of Durham, and the Bill against carrying of Sheep Skins and Pelts over the Seas, not being Staple Wares, were each of them read tertia vice & conclusæ.
On Saturday the 20th day of February (to which day the Parliament had been on Thursday last continued) Three Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons, of which the first being the Bill of one Subsidy and two Fifteens and Tenths, granted by the Temporalty, was read the first time.
The Bill for Assurance of certain Lands to Sir Francis Jobson, was read the first time, whereupon the Lords took Order that the Learned Counsel, as well of the said Francis, as of the Bishop of Durham, whom it concerned, should on Saturday then next following be heard, what could on either side be said in furtherance or disallowance of the same.
On Monday the 22th day of February, two Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill of one Subsidy and two Fisteens and Tenths, granted by the Temporalty, was Secunda vice lect. but no mention is made, that it was either Ordered to be ingrossed, or referr'd to Committees, because it had been formerly sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons.
On Tuesday the 23th day of February, the Bill of one Subsidy and two Fifteens and Tenths, granted by the Temporalty, was read tertiâ vice & communi omnium Procerum assensu conclus. and sent to the House of Commons by Serjeant Carus, and Doctor Huicke.
Nota, That this Bill of Subsidy, after it had passed the Upper House, was not by them altered or amended in any thing, but only sent back again unto the House of Commons, to whom it did most properly belong, and is on the last day of the Parliament, or Session of Parliament, to be brought up by the Speaker of the said House, as it was at this time on Saturday the 10th day of April ensuing, and presented unto her Majesty by Thomas Williams Esq; Prolocutor of the said House, at this present Session, before the gave her Royal Assent to such Acts as passed.
On Saturday the 27th day of February, the Bill for Restitution in Blood of the Children of Thomas Cranmer, late Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Bill declaring the Authority of the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, and the Lord chancellor, to be one, were each of them read prima vice.
Eight Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons, of which the first, being the Bill of one Subsidy and two Fifteens and Tenths, granted by the Temporalty, and the second against carrying over Sheep Skins and Pelts over the seas, not being Staple Ware, were each of them returned conclus.
This day, according to the Order formerly taken, Sir Francis Jobson, with his Counsel, came before the Lords, and by them declared .... And no more is set down in the Original Journal-Book of the Upper House; and by the negligence of the Clerk the matter is so left abruptly; but it doth plainly appear, that it was touching the Assurance of certain Lands, which concerned the Bishop of Durham, ut videas, on Saturday the 20th of this Instant February foregoing.