DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 10 die Decembris,
tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Epus. Dunelm.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Asaphen.
p. Epus. Norwicen.
p. Epus. Covent. et Lich.
p. Epus. Bathon. et Well.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Sarum.
p. Epus. Carlien.
p. Epus. Meneven.
|p. Epus. Lincoln, Ds. Custos Mag. Sigilli.
Ds. Cranfeild, Mag. Thes. Angliæ.
p. Vicecomes Maundevill, Præs. Conc. Domini Regis.
p. Comes Wigorn. Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Marchio Buckingham Mag. Adm. Angliæ.
Comes Oxon. Magnus Camerar. Angliæ.
p. Comes Arrundel et Surr. Comes Marescallus Angliæ.
p. Comes Richmond, Senescallus Hospitii.
p. Comes Pembrooc. Camerar. Hospitii.
p. Comes Sussex.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Suffolciæ.
p. Comes Dorset.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
p. Comes Licestriæ.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes March.
p. Vicecomes Feildinge.
p. Vicecomes Rocheford.
p. Ds. Abergavenny.
p. Ds. Zouche.
p. Ds. Willoughby de Eres.
p. Ds. Morley et Mount.
p. Ds. Dacres de Herst.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Duddeley.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Herbert de Shep.
Ds. Darce de Menell.
p. Ds. Windsore.
p. Ds. Cromwell.
Ds. Willoughby de Par.
p. Ds. Sheffeild.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. St. John de Bletso.
Ds. Howard de Wal.
p. Ds. Russell.
p. Ds. Petre.
Ds. Gray de Grooby.
p. Ds. Danvers.
p. Ds. Gerard.
p. Ds. Say et Seale.
p. Ds. Denny.
p. Ds. Stanhope de Harr.
p. Ds. Carew.
p. Ds. Haughton.
Ds. Stanhope de Shel.
p. Ds. Brooke.
p. Ds. Mountague.
Ordinances in Wales.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Repeal
of One Branch of the Statute, made in the Session of Parliament holden by Prorogation at Westm. the 22d Day
of January, in the 34th Year of the Reign of King
Henry the Eighth, intituled An Act for certain Ordinances in the King's Majesty's Dominions and Principality
of Wales, with the Amendments; and, being put to
the Question, was generally Assented unto.
Lord Russell's Privilege.
The Petition of James Hutchinson, Servant and Bailiff
to the Right Honourable the Lord Russell, was read;
humbly shewing, that he was arrested by Nicholas Smyth
and George Fisher (Serjeants of London), by the Procurement of Richard Pritchett and William Warner (they all
knowing him to be the Lord Russell's Servant), for a
small Debt, which he did offer to pay before the Arrest,
but it was refused.
Whereupon it is Ordered, That they all Four shall
be brought before their Lordships, by the Serjeant at
Arms attending this Court, by Saturday, the 15th of
this December, to answer their High Contempt of the Privileges of this House.
John Kenrick's Petition.
The humble Petition of John Kenricke, was read;
shewing, that he lately caused Anthony Gelly, Thomas
Brinsboe, and Hugh Percivall, to be arrested, by his
own Servants, upon a Latitat, to try his Title to Land;
that they, pretending to be Servants, or Tenants, to the
Right Honourable the Lord Gerrard, have procured the
Petitioner and his Servants to be sent for, to answer the
said Arrest; and the Petitioner is now under the Serjeant's Custody for the same.
And prayeth to be enlarged, and his Servants to be
Ordered, That himself and his Servants shall appear
here on Saturday next, the 15th of this December, according to the former Order of the Court.
E. of Essex's Privilege.
Sir James Hales arrested.
The humble Petition of Sir James Hales, Knight, was
read; humbly shewing, that by the Means of
Midleton, late Sheriff of Canterbury, and Growes,
Town Clerk of the said City (they knowing him to be
Servant to the Right Honourable the Earl of Essex),
he was arrested, contrary to the Privileges of this High
Ordered, That the said Mydleton and Growes be sent
for, to be here on Monday next, the 17th of this December, to answer this their Contempt.
Bills sent back to the H. C.
Hodie retornatæ sunt in Domum Communem tres
Billæ, by Mr. Serjeant Finch, and Mr. Serjeant Hitcham:
1. Quarum 1a intitulatur, An Act for Repeal of One
Branch of the Statute, made in the Session of Parliament holden by Prorogation at Westm. the 22d Day of
January, in the 34th Year of the Reign of Henry the
Eighth, intituled, An Act for certain Ordinances in the
King's Majesty's Dominions and Principality of Wales;
2. Secunda intitulatur, An Act concerning Transportation of Butter made, and to be made in the Dominion
of Wales and County of Monmouth.
3. Tertia intitulatur, An Act against such as shall
levy any Fine, suffer any Recovery, knowledge any
Statute, Recognizance, Bail, or Judgement, in the Name
of any other Person or Persons, not being privy or
Who returned Answer, That they delivered the said
Bills, and that they be received accordingly.
The Names of the Lords Committees appointed to
draw up the Heads of a New Bill (before Conference be
had with the Commons) concerning Monopolies, being
read, their Lordships repaired unto the Committee Chamber; and, after some Stay there made, being returned,
the Lord Archbishop of Cant. his Grace reported to the
House, That the said Committee had agreed upon the
same, and delivered in the said Heads, which were read
by the Clerk, in bæc verba:
"A Memorial of such Things as the Lords have had
in Consideration for preparing a Bill against Monopolies.
"That whereas His Majesty hath published in Print,
that no Suitor presume to move Him for Things contrary to Law, as Monopolies, and Grants of the Benefit of any Penal Law, or of Power to dispense with
the Law, or compound for the Forfeiture; and yet
many, for their private Gain, have presumed to attempt such Suits, and have obtained several Letters
Patents and Grants, expressly against the Fundamental
Laws of the Realm, and contrary to the Royal Intention of His Majesty:
"1. That it may be Enacted, That all Letters Patents,
Licences, Dispensations, or Tolerations, heretofore
granted, concerning the Particulars to be set down in
the Bill, as shall be agreed by both Houses, be utterly
"2. And, That all Patents, Licences, Dispensations,
or Tolerations, &c. to be hereafter granted concerning the same Things, shall be also void.
"3. That all Persons whatsoever be hereafter disabled to have, take, hold, or enjoy, any the said
Grants made, or hereafter to be made, touching any
of those Particulars, or any Benefit thereby directly
or indirectly: And, in case any Person shall hereafter
procure any Commission, Power, Order, or Warrant,
to put in Execution any the said Grants made, or hereafter to be made, contrary or otherwise than by the
Course of the Common Laws of the Realm are warrantable, to incur a Præmunire.
"4. That no Person hereafter attempt, or make Suit
for, the Grant of any unlawful Monopoly, or of the Benefit of any Penal Law, or of Power to dispense with
any Penal Law, or to compound for the Forfeiture;
being Matters no Way fit for the Suit of private
Persons: And, in case any Persons sue for, and obtain, any such Grant, or any Benefit or Profit, by or
out of such Grant, and the same Grant be not agreeable to the Common Laws of this Realm, the Offender
to forfeit Ten Times so much as he shall receive,
one Moiety to the King, and the other to the Informer; the Tryal of such Things to be only by the
Common Law, and that to be free and without
"A Proviso, That it extend not to Privileges for
Years, or under, of any Thing newly invented.
"Care to be had, That neither the Grants, Orders,
or Ordinances, made, or to be made, to Corporations,
or by them, be any way either weakened or allowed:
but to be left in the same Strength and Plight as now
"Privilege of Printing not to be touched, but left to
the King as entire as before the Act.
"The Draught of the former Bill to be pursued, as
far forth as with Conveniency may be: and Care to
be had, that the other Provisos in the former Act be
well penned, for saving those Things that are intended
to be saved."
This Memorial being read again by the Clerk, and
well approved of by the whole House, their Lordships
sent this Message to the Commons, by Mr. Serjeant
Crewe and Mr. Attorney General:
That whereas the House of Commons had heretofore
sent up unto this House a Bill against Monopolies, and
Grants of Dispensations with Penal Laws, the Lords,
well liking the End and Scope of the said Bill, gave it
Three Readings; but, finding the same defective in the
Form, they laid that Bill aside, with an Intent to draw a
new Bill to the same Effect: and, to the End that the
same may be so drawn as it may give good Satisfaction
both to that House and to the whole Kingdom, their
Lordships pray a Conference of a Committee of the
House of Commons, to meet with a Committee of Twenty-five of this House, To-morrow, at Two in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber, if the Time may stand
with the Occasions of this House.
That they will be ready to admit this Conference; but,
the Matter being of great Weight and Consequence,
they will take the same into their further Consideration,
and will send by Messengers of their own, when they shall
be agreed of the Time for the said Conference.
Sir John Bourchier.
The Lord Archbishop of Cant. (the first of the Committees for Privileges, &c.) unto whom was referred the
Petition of Sir John Boucher, Knight, to be considered
whether it were a formal Appeal or no, reported unto
the House, That divers Lords of their Sub-committee
(appointed to search for Precedents) cannot find that
the Word "Appeal" is usual in any Petition for any
Matter to be brought in hither: But they find that all
Matters complained of here were by Petitions only; the
ancient accustomed Form thereof being to the King and
His Great Council: And that they cannot find but only
one Precedent of this Nature, which was a Complaint
by Petition, against Michaell de la Pole, Lord Chancellor,
for Matter of Corruption.
Wherefore the said Committee do humbly leave the
Form of Sir John Boucher's Petition unto the House;
but think it sit, that the Matter of Fact complained of
be heard with Expedition, that so great an Officer may
not long suffer in the Delay thereof.
Whereupon it is Ordered, That Sir John Boucher be
commanded to appear here To-morrow, at Nine in the
Morning; and then the House will proceed to the Hearing of the Matter of Fact contained in the said Petition.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum,
videlicet, undecimum diem instantis Decembris, hora
nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.