Proceedings in the Commons, 1589
February 4th - March 29th

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Heywood Townshend

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1680

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15-29

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'Proceedings in the Commons, 1589: February 4th - March 29th', Historical Collections:: or, An exact Account of the Proceedings of the Four last Parliaments of Q. Elizabeth (1680), pp. 15-29. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43545 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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February 4th - March 29th

31 Eliz.

A Journal of the House of Commons, in the Parliament held at Westminster, Anno 31 Reginæ Eliz. Annoq; Dom. 1588. begun the 4th of February, and ended on the 29th of March, 1589.

Tuesday, Feb. 4.

House of Com. assembled. Serj. Snagg chosen Speaker.

On Tuesday, Feb. 4. the Parliament did begin, and the House of Commons had authority to chuse their Speaker, and they chose George Snagg Serjeant at Law, for their Speaker; who having modestly disabled himself, was notwithstanding allowed of by the House, and thereupon placed by two of the most eminent Personages thereof in the Chair.

Wednesday, Feb. 5.

On Wednesday, Feb. 5. the House sat not, because their Speaker was not yet presented to her Majesty.

Thursday, Feb. 6.

Presented to the Queen. Disables himself.

Is allowed to be Speaker by the Queen.

Bill against deceitful practices in Law.

On Thursday, Feb. 6. the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons having notice about two of the clock this afternoon that her Majesty with the Lords Spiritual and Temporal were already come into the Upper House expecting their attendance, repaired thither with George Snagg Serjeant at Law, their Speaker, and presented him unto her Majesty; who notwithstanding his humble disabling and excusing of himself, her Majesty did, by the mouth of the Lord Chancellor, signifie her allowance of him; and afterwards also in like manner answered to his Petitions of course made in the name of the House of Commons for freedom of Access, liberty of Speech, freedom from Arrests and Suits, and lastly, in his own name, for pardon for himself; and that the said House of Commons and himself should enjoy and use all such Priviledges and Freedoms as had in the like case been enjoyed by any others in the times of her Majesties most noble Progenitors. Whereupon the said Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, with their Speaker, departed to their own House: And then was read the Bill for reformation of deceitful Practices used in reversal of Fines at the Common Law.

Friday, Feb. 7.

On Friday, Feb. 7. the Bill touching Informers and Informations upon penal Statutes, was read the first time.

House called over.

This day the House was called over; and all those that did then sit in the House, and were present at the calling of the same, did thereupon severally answer to their names, and departed out of the House as they were called.

Saturday, Feb. 8.

On Saturday, Feb. 8. the Bill to avoid the Abuses grown by Forestalling, Ingrossing, and Regrating, was read prima vice.

Bill to avoid Forestalling, &c.

Also the Bill touching Informers and Informations upon Penal Statutes, was read the second time, and committed to all the prime Counsel of this House; Mr. Recorder of London, Sir William Moore, Mr. Grafton, and others, who were appointed to meet in the Starchamber at two of the clock in the afternoon.

February 8. Sunday.

Munday, Feb. 10.

Bill touching benefit of Clergy.

On Munday, Feb. 10. the Bill touching the benefit of Clergie in some cases of Offenders, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Cromwel, Mr. Secretary Woolley, and others, who were appointed to meet in the Star-chamber on Wednesday next at two of the clock in the afternoon.

A Bill was brought in, that Lands intailed and Copyhold-lands may be liable to the payment of Debts, and read the first time; and after sundry Arguments, rejected upon the Question.

Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Bill touching Hue and Cry.

On Tuesday, Feb. 11. a Bill touching the pursuit of Hue and Cry, was read the first time.

The Committees touching Informers and Informations, which should have met this afternoon, are deferred until Friday next in the afternoon.

Mr. Speaker moved the House on the behalf of Mr. Fulke Onslow the Clerk of the same, That having of late been long sick, and yet somewhat recovered, albeit but weak still and sickly, and enjoying his Office by Letters-Patents of the grant of her Majesty to exercise the same by himself or his sufficient Deputy or Deputies, it might please this House in his absence, if it shall happen in regard of his health and necessary ease to withdraw himself from the exercise of his Office in this House, in his own person, to vouchsafe therein the attendance of his own Clerks or Servants, such of them as before their intermedling therein within this House, shall first have taken the Oath usually administred unto all the Members of this House: And thereupon it was so granted and assented unto by the whole House accordingly.

Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Bill touching Orford-Haven in Suff.

On Wednesday, Feb. 12. two Bills of no great moment had each of them a reading; of which, the first was a Bill touching OrfordHaven in the County of Suffolk.

Also two other Bills of no great moment had each of them a reading; of which, the second being a Bill to avoid the Abuses grown in Forestalling, Regrating, and Ingrossing, was read the second time; and after many Arguments had upon the same, was committed unto Sir Valentine Dale Master of Requests, Mr. Recorder of London, Sir Edward Dymmocke, and others, who were appointed to meet on Munday next in the afternoon at two of the clock, in the Star-chamber.

Thursday, Feb. 13.

Bill concerning Disorders in Innes, &c.

On Thursday, Feb. 13. three Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being the Bill to reform Disorders of common Innes and other Victualling-houses, was read the second time; and after many Speeches and Arguments, committed unto Sir Valentine Dale Master of Requests, Mr. Francis Hastings, Mr. Coke, and others; who were appointed to meet upon Wednesday next at two of the clock in the afternoon, in Serjeants-Inne-hall in Chancery-lane.

The Bill touching Orford-haven was read the second time, and after some Speeches committed unto Mr. Arthur Hopton, Mr. Anthony Wingfield, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Robinson, and others; who were appointed to meet upon this day sevennight at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

Friday, Feb. 14.

On Friday, Feb. 14. four Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being the Bill touching Exactions upon the Subjects of this Realm by the Officers of the Exchequer, was read the first time; which said Bill was brought into the House by Sir Edward Hobby, who alleadged that the said Exaction did nothing tend to any further profit or commodity of her Majesty.

Two other Bills also had each of them one reading; whereof the second being the Bill for abridging of Proclamations upon Fines to be levied, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Morice, Mr. Broughton, Sir Henry Knivit, and others; who were appointed to meet in Serjeants-Inne-hall in Fleet-street, on Tuesday next, at two of the clock in the afternoon.

Also the Bill touching Orford-Haven committed yesterday, was this day delivered to Mr. Arthur Hopton one of the Committees.

Saturday, Feb. 15.

On Saturday, Feb. 15. a Bill to reform Disorders in Purveyors, was read the first time. Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Cradock, Sir William Moore, and others, did speak unto the Bill; and afterwards it was ordered upon the Question, That the said Bill should be read again this present day: whereupon the said Bill was then presently read again, and upon the Question committed unto all the Privy Council being of this House, and all those that spake unto the Bill, and some others added unto them; who were appointed to meet in this House upon Munday next at two of the clock in the afternoon. And the same time and place is also appointed for the Committees in the Bill for Informers and Informations.

Feb. 16. Sunday.

Munday, Feb. 17.

Bill against excessive numbers of Suits and Atturneys.

On Munday, Feb. 17. the Bill touching the multiplicity of Suits, and the excessive numbers of Atturneys, was upon the second reading committed unto the Knights for the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Cromwel, and others; who were appointed to meet upon Wednesday next at two of the clock in the afternoon, at Serjeants-Inne in Chancery-lane.

Sir Edward Hobby complains against false Reports, and discovery of the Secrets of the House.

Sir Edward Hobby sheweth, with his great grief, That since the last sitting of this House, he hath been (of some great Personage, being no Member of this House) very sharply rebuked for some of his Speeches delivered in this House by him on Friday last, in the setting forth of the Bill for Reformation of Abuses in some Officers in the Court of Exchequer; and that the same his Speeches have been delivered by some unto the said great Personage very untruly, as tending to all the Officers of the said Court. And so shewing other the particularities as well of his own said former Speeches, as of the said untrue Report, and sinister construction of the same, somewhat at large, doth in the end refer himself therein to the testimony of this whole House; and withal praying the good consideration of this House towards him in this his honest and just excuse, as in like former cases hath been ost accustomed towards other Members of this House; and especially in regard of the maintainance and preservation of the ancient Liberties of the same, desired that by some of this House the said great Personage may be satisfied of the truth of the Case: And also moved to shew the name of the Reporter of the said untrue Speech; and to that end citeth to them two like Presidents of this House, one in the time of King Edw. 6. and the other of the Queens Majesty that now is. And shewed further, That he thinketh his said Speech was discover'd after Mr. Speaker his late Admonition generally given to the whole House against the uttering the Secrets of this House, either in Table-talk, or Notes in Writing, and not before. And so concluding, giveth all commendation to the said Bill, and prayeth another reading of it presently, and also all good and speedy course both in the commitment and other passages of the same.

Sir Henry Knivit entering into some Speech, doth testifie his approbation of the said Speech of Sir Edward Hobby; and well liking and allowing of due consideration to be had thereof by this House, reciteth very briefly the whole substance in effect both of the said first Speech of Sir Edward Hobby, and also of his said late motion; and giving due commendation of his first Speech, and also of his said Protestation of excuse, urgeth the present reading and proceeding upon the said Bill with all speed. Whereupon, after sundry other Speeches tending likewise to the prosecution of the said Bill to commitment, upon the Question it was ordered, that the same Bill should be presently read; which was done accordingly.

Tuesday, Feb. 18.

On Tuesday, Feb. 18. four Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last was for the relief of Thomas Hasilrigg Esq;.

Mr. Serjeant Shuttleworth and Dr. Awbery brought down from the Lords a Bill intituled, An Act providing Remedies against discontinuance of Writs of Errours in the Exchequer and Kingsbench.

Wednesday, Feb. 19.

On Wednesday, Feb. 19. Mr. Serjeant Malmsey one of the Committees in the Bill touching the abridging of Proclamations appointed on Wednesday the 12th of this month upon Fines of the Common Law, shewed, That they have met and conferred upon the said Bill; and having in some parts amended the same, offered another Bill containing the same Amendments.

Mr. Vicechamberlain shewed, that he and others the Committees in the Bill concerning Purveyors, had met, and had conference together with some of her Majesties Officers of the Green-cloath, and according to the Commission of this House. And further, that they have in some parts amended the same Bill, and added a Proviso thereto, such an one as they think sit both for her Majesties service, and also for the better passage of the Bill, and relief of the Subjects; and prayed the same Amendments and Proviso may be read: which said Amendments and Proviso were then read twice. Which done, there then followed sundry Speeches upon the same Amendments and Proviso; and so for that time left it at large without any further course then of question to ingrossing, the House being ready to rise.

The Bill touching Quo titulo ingressus est, was delivered to Sir Edward Hobby one of the Committees in the same. The Bill concerning common Innes and Victualling-houses was delivered to Mr. Pratt one of the Committees for the same. And the Bill touching the multiplicity of Suits and excessive numbers of Atturneys, was delivered to Mr. Heydon one of the Committees.

Thursday, Feb. 20.

Thursday, Feb. 20. three Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being for the relief of Tho. Hasilrigg Esq; was upon the second reading committed unto Sir Richard Knightly, Sir Henry Knivit, Mr. Recorder of London, and others; who were appointed to meet on Munday next at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the Star-chamber.

The Committee in the Bill touching Informers and Informations, is deferred until Saturday next at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the same place of meeting.

Friday, Feb. 21.

On Friday, Feb. 21. the Bill for the true payment of the Debts of Thomas Hanford, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Controuler, Sir Henry Knivit, Mr. Alford, Mr. Hare, Mr. Grafton, and Mr. Francis Moore; who were appointed to meet to morrow-morning at seven of the Clock in the Committee-chamber of this House, and then Mr. Hanford to attend the said Committees. And also the Bill passed in the last Parliament from this House to the Lords, to be also deliver'd to the said Committees; both which Bills were then deliver'd unto Mr. Controuler.

Four other Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the the last, being a Bill for the repealing of certain Statutes, was read the second time, and upon the Question committed to Mr. Cromwel, Mr. Broughton, Mr. Dier, Mr. Grafton, and others; who were appointed to meet on Tuesday next at Serjeants-Inne-hall in Chancery-lane, at two of the clock in the afternoon.

The Amendments in the Bill touching Informers and Informations, were twice read; and upon the Question ordered to be ingrossed.

Saturday, Feb. 22.

On Saturday, Feb. 22. two Bills had each of them one reading; whereof the second being for the relief of George Orgnell Esq; was upon the second reading, and upon the Question, committed unto Sir Henry Brooke, Mr. Serjeant Walmesey, the Knights of the Shire for the County of Warwick, and others; who were appointed to meet upon Munday next at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the Star-chamber.

Three Bills which had passed the House upon the third reading, were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Vicechamberlain, Sir John Parrott, and others, with Commendations, and request for their Lordships favourable expedition; of which, the two last were one touching Purveyors, and the other touching Proclamations in Fines.

Two other Bills also had each of them one reading; whereof the second being a Bill touching Mortmain, was upon the second reading committed to Mr. Treasurer, Sir John Parrott, Sir Edw. Hobby, Sir William Moore, and others; who were appointed to meet on Thursday next at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

Sir Thomas Palmer one of the Knights for the County of Sussex, is for his special occasions of business, licens'd by Mr. Speaker to repair home into his Country.

Feb. 23. Sunday.

Munday, Feb. 24.

Subsidy-bill read.

On Munday, Feb. 24. the Bill for four Fifteenths and Tenths, and two entire Subsidies, had its first reading.

Bill about Dover-Haven.

The Bill for reviving and enlarging of a Statute made in the 23th year of her Majesties Reign for repairing of Dover-Haven, was read the first time.

Upon a Motion made touching a Conference to be had in the Commitment of the Bill for relief of George Ognell Esq; and that Trussell the adverse Party being now in Execution in one of the Counters of London, might be heard before the said Committees without peril of an Escape, if he should be brought to Westminster; it is agreed, That the Committees which were appointed to have met this day in the afternoon about that matter in the Star-chamber, do meet in the Guild-hall, where the said Trussell may be brought before them with his Keeper, without danger (as 'tis thought) of an escape in the Execution.

Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Tuesday, Feb. 25. three Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the first Mr. Cradock offered to this House, being for continuance and perfecting of divers Statutes; and praying that the same might be read, the same was read accordingly.

Mr. Davenport moved neither for making any new Laws, nor for abrogating any old Laws, but for due course of proceeding in Laws already established, but executed he thinketh by some Ecclesiastical Governour, contrary both to the purpose of the same Laws, and also to the minde and meaning of the same Law-giver or maker, to the great grief, and hindrance and grievance of sundry of her Majesties good Subjects; and so offered some particularities in writing to the effect, he said, of his motion; praying the same might be read, and committed to be further considered of, and dealt in as this House should think good.

The Bill concerning Processes and Pleadings in the Exchequer passed this day in this House, was sent up to the Lords by Sir John Parrott and others, with request to be made unto their Lordships from this House, for their good and favourable expediting of the Bill for reformation of certain Abuses by Purveyors lately sent unto their Lordships from this House.

Two other Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being the Bill touching secret Outlawries, was read the first time, and upon further motion read again the second time, and committed to Serjeant Walmsley, Sir Henry Knivit, Mr. Cradock, Mr. Coke, and others; who were appointed to meet at two of the clock in the afternoon, at Serjeants-Inne in Fleet-Street.

The Bill touching Mortmain, with a Note of the names of the Committees in the same, were delivered to Humphry Waring Servant to Mr. Aldersey one of the Committees in the same Bill, to be delivered to the said Mr. Aldersey.

Wednesday, Feb. 26.

On Wednesday, Feb. 26. the Bill concerning Captains and Souldiers was read the first time, and argued upon by Mr. Outred, Sir Edward Dymmock, and others; and afterwards was committed to Mr. Cromwel, Mr. Outred, Mr. Serjeant Walmsley, and others; who were appointed to article to the said Bill, and to meet this afternoon at two of the clock in the Chequer-chamber.

Upon a Speech used by Mr. Alford, purporting that some that had spoken to the same Bill, had uttered some words of rejecting the said Bill and casting it out of the House; where in very deed there was no such Speech used at all by any that had spoken to the said Bill, nor yet any word tending to such effect: It was upon the Question resolved by the judgment of the whole House, that there had been no such Speech used by any of them that did speak.

Thursday, Feb. 27.

On Thursday, Feb. 27. the Bill for four Fifteenths and Tenths, and two entire Subsidies, had its first reading.

Mr. Recorder, one of the Committees in the Bill for reformation of Disorders of common Innes and other Victualling-houses, shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees, and some causes which moved them to deal onely with that part thereof which concerneth Casks and the gaging of Vessels for Beer and Ale; and so offered a new Bill for that purpose, with request for good expediting thereof.

Bill against Pluralities and Non-Residents read.

Mr. Apstoye moved this House touching the great inconvenience grown by the great number of Pluralities and non-Residents, and offered a Bill for reformation thereof, and pray'd the same might be presently read; which was so done accordingly.

Friday, Feb. 28.

On Friday, Feb. 28. four Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being a Bill for the maintenance of the Poor of Hartlepool, was upon the second reading committed unto Sir Edw. Hobby, Mr. George Cary, Mr. Stubbs, Mr. Beal, the Burgesses of Newcastle, Lime, and Yarmouth, and others; who were appointed to meet to morrow in the afternoon at two of the clock, in the Exchequer-chamber: and the Bill was delivered unto Sir Edward Hobby one of the Committees.

The Bill also touching Costs to be recovered against common Informers had its first reading, and upon a further motion was read again, and upon the Question ordered to be ingrossed.

Saturday, March. 1.

On Saturday, March 1. two Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being the Bill against Pluralities and NonResidents, was read the second time; and after sundry Arguments, many with the Bill, and some against it, was in the end committed to Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Morice, Mr. Beal, Sir Robert Jermin, Mr. Francis Hastings, and others; who were appointed to meet in the Exchequer-chamber this afternoon.

The Bill for Tunbridge-School, with Amendments, was brought in by Mr. Coke one of the Committees, and the reasons of the said Amendments were shewed by him.

The Bill concerning the Poor of Hartlepool is deferred to be considered of by the Committees on Munday next in the afternoon; and Mr. Vicechamberlain and Sir John Parrot are added to the former Committees.

The Paper-book of the Bill touching Process and Pleadings in the Court of Exchequer, is delivered to the Serjeant of this House, to be by him delivered over, this present afternoon, to the Committees for Search and Conference.

March. 2. Sunday.

Munday, March. the third

On Munday, March the third, upon many Speeches used by Mr. Grafton, touching a Report to be made to this House by the Committees touching the Examination of the Returns of one of the Barons of the Port of New Rumney in the County of Kent, not yet certified into this House by or from the Clerk of the Crown; Mr. Cromwel, one of the said Committees, sheweth, That the said Committees had met about the same, according to the Commission of this House; and so shewing his own opinion, it was, after sundry other Speeches, resolved upon the Question, That he that was chosen by the said Town, should be received into this House as a Member thereof; which was done accordingly.

The Bill for the true payment of the Debts of Thomas Hanford, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

Which Bill being passed, the Bill also for abridgment of Proclamations upon Fines, sent down before to this House from the Lords with some Amendments; and being amended accordingly, were sent to the Lords by Mr. Treasurer and others; which Mr. Treasurer moved (before he went) that the Lords be desired by this House, That Mr. Sollicitor being return'd a Member of this House, might come into this House and give his attendance in the same; which was assented unto; and required that he would move the Lords, and the said Mr. Sollicitor also, to that end accordingly.

Richard Leveson Esq; returned into this House one of the Knights for the County of Salop, for his occasion of business is licensed to depart.

Tuesday, March. 4.

On Tuesday, March 4. the Amendments of the Bill touching Writs of Covenant, &c. and a Proviso added thereunto, were both twice read; and upon the Question ordered to be ingrossed.

Bill against common Informers, &c.

Two Bills did both pass upon the third reading; of which, the first was against common Informers, and the second against the Denial for the assurance of the Joynture of Anne the Wife of Henry Nevil Esq; in which there were these several Amendments incerted, viz. in one place this word [but] put out, and this word [and] put in; and in another place this word [like] put out, and this word [good] put in; and after this word [effect and no other, as if this Act had never been made] were clean put out. And in another place after this word [title] this word [and] is put out, and these words [claim and demand] are put in. All which Amendments being thrice read, in the end, after some Speeches had, the Bill was passed upon the Question; which said Bill, with another, were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Vicechamberlain and others.

Wednesday, March. 5.

5. Bill about Dover-haven.

On Wednesday, March 5. the Bill concerning Richard Southwell was read prima vice: Also the Bill for the maintenance of the Peer of Dover, was read the second time, and after sundry Speeches, committed unto all the Privy Council being of this House, Mr. Mills, Mr. Alford, Sir Edward Hobby, and others; who were appointed to meet to morrow at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

Bill against Forestallers, Regrators, &c.

The Bill against Forestallers, Regrators, and Ingrossers, was read the first time, and upon further examination read again; and upon the division of the House thereupon, upon the Question after the same division, with the yielding of the negative Voices, ordered to be committed unto all the Privy Council being of the House, Mr. John Hare, Mr. George Moore, Sir William Moore, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Cromwel, and others; who were appointed to meet on Friday next at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the Exchequerchamber.

Thursday, March. 6.

On Thursday, March 6. three Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being a Bill touching Cordwayners, and the third concerning Curriers, they were both committed unto Mr. Alford, Sir William Moore, Mr. Grafton, Mr. Thomas Knivit, and others; (the Bills being then also read the second time) who were appointed to meet upon Saturday next in the afternoon, at Guild-hall.

Mr. Doctor Awbury and Dr. Cary do bring word from the Lords, That their Lordships desire that the Committee of this House which were with their Lordships the last day, may now be sent to their Lordships, for that now their Lordships have charge from her Majesty to make their Answer. And thereupon the names of the Committees being read, they were presently sent unto the Lords: And the Bill for the maintenance of the Haven at Orford was then also sent up to their Lordships by Mr. Vicechamberlain and the residue of the said Committees.

Whereupon Mr. Treasurer, then one of the Committees touching gaging of Casks, &c. having shewed their meeting about the same yesterday, moved for another time of conference about the same; and that being appointed upon Saturday next at Guildhall in the afternoon, it was ordered, That the Brewers and such others as shall think good, may then and there be heard before the Committees what they can say.

Friday, March. 7.

On Friday, March 7. four Bills had each of them a reading; whereof the third being a Bill for the relief of Thomas Hastlrigg, was read the first time; and thereupon it was ordered upon a motion, That Mr. Thomas Drury should come into the House and be heard; who was brought in and heard.

The Amendments in the Bill touching the Free Grammar-School in Tunbridge in the County of Kent, was twice read: and Andrew Fisher Gent. after the reading of the same being brought into the House, did presently give his assent unto the said Bill, and then the Bill upon the Question was ordered to be ingrossed.

The Bill against Forestalling, ingrossing, and regrating, committed the fifth of March instant, was this day delivered unto Sir George Barney, one of the Committees in the same Bill.

Saturday, March. 8.

Speaker acquaints the House of the Queen's care about the abuses of the Purveyors, &c.

On Saturday, March 8. Mr. Speaker shewed unto the House her Majesties great and inestimable care towards her loving Subjects, yea more than of her own self, or than any of them have of themselves. And as to the parts of the present humble Petition of this House unto her Highness in the grievance by the Purveyors, and in the Court of Exchequer, it pleased her Majesty to tell them, That for the one, to wit, the Abuses of Purveyors, her Highness, of her own Princely care towards her Subjects, had given order unto the late Lord Steward deceased, to address her Letters-Patents to all the Shires of this Realm, for the due inquiry and certificate of the misdemeanors of Purveyors in all places, and of some courses thereupon to be had for convenient redress in the same: And that before any order could well be taken for accomplishing that good intended effect, the Spaniard upon a sudden attempt d the Invasion of this Realm; by reason whereof, her Majesty said, the said purpose was not performed. And further shewing that her Majesty having as much skill, will, and power to rule and govern her own Houshold, as any Subject whatsoever to rule and govern theirs, without the help or aid of their Neighbours; so her Ma jesty intends, being very careful of her own more great love and affection towards her dutiful and loving Subjects (whose most faithful and approved good love and fidelity towards her she more esteemeth than all the Treasures of the world besides) very shortly to cause a Collection to be made of all the Laws already in force touching Puveyors, and also all the Constitutions of her Highness's Houshold in that case; and thereupon, by the advice of her Judges and learned Counsel, to set down such a formal Plot for the said Redress (yea, and that before the end of this present Sessions) as shall be as good and better for the ease of the Subjects than that this House had attempted without her privity, and in which they would have bereaved her Majesty of the Honour, Glory, and Commendation of the same. And touching the Exchequer, she said, it was her Chamber, and so more neer unto her than the Houshold: And that in the tenth year of her Reign, her Majesty had caused certain Orders and Constitutions to be set down for the due and fit course of such things in the said Court as her Subjects seem to be grieved for.

March. 9. Sunday.

Munday, March. 10.

On Munday, March 10. two Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being concerning Writs of Covenant, &c. was read the third time; and a Proviso for the Lord Powes and Sir Edward Herbert, and their Heirs, was thrice read; and after many Speeches both with the Bill and against it, the said Bill was dashed upon the Question.

Tuesday, March. 11.

On Tuesday, March 11. the Bill for relief of the City of Lincoln, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. John Stubbs, the Burgesses of Norwich, the Burgesses of York, and others; who were appointed to meet to morrow at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

Sir Edward Hobby, Mr. Markham, Mr. Buckley, and Mr. Peter Euers, were added to the Committees in the Bill for the City of Lincoln; and the Bill with their Names was delivered to Sir Edw. Dymmocke one of the Committees.

Wednesday, March. 12.

Bill against Aliens and Strangers retailing of Goods.

On Wednesday, March 12. five Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being against Aliens and Strangers retailing of Forraign Wares, was upon the second reading committed to Mr. Vicechamberlain, Mr. Controuler, Sir Robert Jermin, Sir William Moore, and others; who were appointed to meet on Friday next at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the Exchequerchamber.

Thursday, March. 13.

On Thursday, March 13. three Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being the Bill touching Mr. Southwell, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Secretary Woolley, Mr. John Stanhopp, Mr. Haydon, Mr. Recorder of London, and others; who were appointed to meet on Saturday next at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

The Amendments in the Bill for the maintenance of DoverHaven being opened to the House, and the Bill read in such sort amended, was passed upon the Question, after a Proviso offered for the Cinque-Ports first refused upon a former Question.

Friday, March. 14.

On Friday, March 14. three Bills had each of them a reading; of which, the second being for the Town of Barwick, was read the second time; and thereupon committed to Mr. Cromwel, Mr. Grimston, the Burgesses of Barwick, Mr. Robert Bowes, and others; who were appointed to meet this afternoon at two of the clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.

The Bill touching the Children of Aliens Denizons, was upon the second reading committed to divers Committees being of this House; who were appointed to meet to morrow in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

Saturday, March. 15.

Bill against Horse-stealing.

On Saturday, March 15. three Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the third being a Bill to prevent Horse-stealing, had its first reading. Also the Amendments in the Bill for the relief of the City of Lincoln, being twice read, and the Bill also read in such sort amended, the Bill upon the Question was committed to Mr. Vicechamberlain, Sir John Parrot, Mr. Alford, the Master of the Wardrope, Sir Robert Jermin, and others; who were appointed to meet this present day at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

The Amendments of the Bill for relief of Curriers being twice read, was upon the Question ordered to be ingrossed.

March. 16. Sunday.

Munday, March. 17.

On Munday, March 17. four Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being the Bill for pursuit of Hue and Cry, was upon the second reading committed to Mr. Vicechamberlain, Mr. Sherley, Mr. Harries, Mr. Wroth, Sir William Fleetwood, Sir William Moore, and others; who were appointed to meet to morrow at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

The Bill for pleading at large in an Ejectione firme, had its first and second reading, with an Amendment twice read; and upon the Question ordered to be ingrossed.

The Bill touching Forestallers, Regrators, and Ingrossers, was brought in by Mr. Treasurer one of the Committees, without any thing done to it, or any Report made; and so likewise the Bill made for Aliens Children.

Two other Bills had each of them one reading; of which the second being a Bill to prevent Horse-stealing, was read the second time.

Tuesday, March. 18.

On Tuesday, March 18. the Bill for repeal of certain Statutes was brought again without any Report by Mr. Harries, one of the Committee.

Two other Bills had each of them their third Reading, of which the second was the Bill for the relief of Curriers; and after some amendments added unto it, being likewise read three times, the Bill was upon the question, and the division of the House, dashed by the difference of thirty Voices; viz. with the Yea Ninety, and with the No one Hundred and twenty.

Wednesday, March. 19.

On Wednesday, March 19. the Bill concerning the GlassHouses and Glass-Furnaces was upon the second reading committed unto Sir William Moore, Mr. George Moore, Mr. Markham and others, who were appointed to meet in the Exchequerchamber this afternoon.

Thursday, March. 20.

On Thursday, March 20. two Bills had each of them one Reading, of which the second being a Bill for the continuance and perfecting of divers Statutes, upon the second Reading was committed unto Mr. Morice, Mr. Hare, Mr. Wroth, and others; who were appointed to meet in Serjeants-Inne-Hall in Fleet-street, this present day, at two of the clock in the afternoon.

Friday, March. 21.

Bill for repeal of certain Statutes past.

On Friday, March 21. Four Bills had each of them one Reading; of which the third being a Bill for repeal of certain Statutes, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

The Amendments made by the Lords in the Bill for the relief of Thomas Haselrigg Esquire, and in the Bill for the better recovery of Costs and Damages against common Informers, before passed in this House, and sent up to their Lordships; and the Proviso, added by the Lords to the said last-recited Bill, were three times read, and the same Proviso and Amendments were then passed upon the Question accordingly.

Saturday, March. 22.

On Saturday, March 22. Mr. Palmer one of the Committees in the Bill touching Gaging of Casks and of other Forreign Vessels, bringeth in the Bill with some Amendments and Provisoes; being twice read, the Bill was upon the question Ordered to be ingrossed.

Four Bills were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Treasurer, and others; of which the two first were, one for the Relief of the City of Lincoln, and the other against the abuse in Elections of Scholars, and Presentations to Benefices, with the Amendments and a Proviso.

March. 23. Sunday.

Munday, March. 24.

On Munday, March 24. Mr. Anderson being licensed to depart about her Majesties service, two Bills had each of them one reading; whereof the first being the Bill concerning Glass-houses, was brought in by Mr. De la bar one of the Committees, in such fort as it was delivered unto them; and thereupon being twice read, was, after sundry Speeches, and division of the House, ordered to be ingrossed, viz. with the Yeas forty three, and with the Noes thirty five.

Tuesday, March. 25.

On Tuesday, March 25. it was ordered upon the Question, That both the learned Counsel of the Earl of Warwick, and also the learned Counsel of George Ognell, do attend this House to morrowmorning.

The Bill for maintenance of houses of Husbandry and Tillage, was upon the second reading committed unto the Privy Counsellors of this House, Mr. Wroth, Mr. Cromwel, and others; who were appointed to meet this afternoon at two of the clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.

Wednesday, March. 26.

On Wednesday, March 26. the Bill concerning Aliens Children was read the second time. The Bill also for Strangers retailing of forraign Wares, was amended by the Committee; which Amendments being brought in by them with the Bill, were now twice read, although it be mistaken in the Original Journal-book that the Bill it self had its second reading.

The House called over, and the Desaulters noted.

The House was this day called over, and the Defaulters noted, upon a Motion this day made by Sir John Parrot by her Majesties pleasure, upon some intelligence given to her Highness of the small number of the Members of this House presently attending the service of the same, the one half at least being supposed to be absent.

Thursday, March. 27.

On Thursday, March 27. the Bill against secret Outlawries had its second and third reading, and passed upon the Question.

Dr. Cary and Dr. Stanhopp brought from the Lords the Bill for the relief of the City of Lincoln, with some Amendments of their Lordships unto the same, with further advertisement from their Lordships, that their Lordships do suspend their proceeding on the Bill for continuance and perfecting of certain Statutes sent from the House of Commons to their Lordships, until their Lordships do hear from this House of the proceedings of this House in the Bill for the maintenance of House of Husbandry and Tillage.

Friday, March. 28.

On Friday, March 28. the Amendments of the Lords in the Bill touching forcible Entries, and also the Amendments of this House, being all thrice read, are agreed upon the Question in this House to be passed accordingly.

The Bill against such as steal or imbezzle the Goods, Chattels, or Treasure of her Majesty, being put in trust with the same, was read the first time. Also the Bill that Aliens Children shall pay Strangers Customes, was read the third time; and a Proviso added unto it, thrice read: the Bill and Proviso upon the Question, and Division of the House, dashed, with the Yeas sixty four, and the Noes seventy four.

Saturday, March. 29.

On Saturday, March 29. Dr. Stanhopp and Mr. Powle do bring from the Lords the Bill lately passed this House for the continuation and perfecting of certain Statutes, with a Schedule unto the same added and annexed by their Lordships; and the same Schedule being thrice read, passed upon the Question.

The Bill for the relief of the City of Lincoln being perfected according to the Amendments of the Lords, and the Bill also for continuance of Statutes, with the Schedule to the same, were sent up to the Lords by the Master of the Wardrope and others.

Dr. Cary and Dr. Stanhopp brought from the Lords two Bills, viz. the Act of her Majesties gracious and free Pardon, and the Act of the four Fifteenths and Tenths and two intire Subsidies; which had before passed this House.

The Bill of the Queens Majesties most gracious and free Pardon being once read, passed thereupon; which Bill so passed, was presently sent up unto the Lords by Mr. Fortescue and others.

Acts passed.

Parl. dissolved.

After which, her Majesty having given her assent unto the passing of sixteen publick Acts, and eight private Acts, being all the Acts that passed this present Parliament; Sir Christopher Hatton Kt. Lord Chancellor, by her Majesties Commandment, dissolved this Parliament.