October 24th - February 9th
A Journal of such things as passed in the Upper
House of Parliament, in the Parliament that
held Anno xxxix° Eliz. Reginæ, and began October 24. in the same year, and ended
February 9 following
ANno Dom. 1597. & Regni Eliz. Reginæ 39. die
Lunæ 24. Mensis Octob. Inchoatum est Parliament.
Westmonasterii in Domo consuet. quo die Regina
& diverst Domini tam Spiritual quam Temporal.
viz. Archiepiscopus Cant. Tho. Egerton Miles
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli, Dominus Burleigh
Dominus Thesaurarius Angliæ, Marchio Winton,
Comes Sussex Magnus Marescall. Comes Nottingham Magnus Scenescall. eight other Earls, one Viscount, fifteen Bishops, and twenty
three Barons, were present; whose Name are particularly set down
in the Journal-book.
Dicto 24. die Octob. viz. primo die hujus Parliamenti, introduct.
est Breve quo Archiepiscopus Ebor. præsenti Parliamento interesse
summonibatur, & admissus est ad suum præheminenciæ sedendi
locum, salvo jure alieno. Consimilima Brevia introduct. sunt
4 Comitibus, 10 Episcopis, & 5 Baronibus.
The Lord Keeper, by the Queens commandment, delivered to
both Houses the Causes that moved her Majesty to summons this
The Lord Keeper's Speech.
Lord Keeper's Speech.
THE Queens most excellent Majesty, my most gracious and
dread Soveraign, hath commanded me to declare unto you,
my Lords and others here present, the Causes which have moved her
Highness to Summons this Parliament at this time; which before I
can express, I must confess truely, that the Royal presence of her
Majesty, the view of your Lordships and this honourable Assembly,
together with the consideration of the weightiness of the service,
and of my own weakness, doth much appale me, and cause me to
Wherefore, if either through fear I forget, or through the many
wants and imperfections which I have, I fail to perform that duty
which is required, I do most humbly crave pardon of her Majesty,
and beseech your Lordships to bear with me.
The great Princely Care which her Highness now hath, as heretofore
she hath ever had, to preserve her Kingdoms in Peace, and safe
from all forreign Attempts, hath caused her at this present to assemble this honourable and great Council of her Realm, to advise of the
best and most needful means whereby to continue this her peaceable
and happy Government, and to withstand the malice of her mighty
and implacable Enemy; which hitherto, by the space of many years,
through her provident and Princely wisdom, hath been performed, to
the great and inestimable benefit of her Subjects, as that the simplest
amongst them could not but see, and the wisest but admire their
happiness therein; the whole Realm enjoying Peace in all security,
when our Neighbour-Countries have been torn in pieces, and tormented with cruel and bloody Wars.
This her Majesty is pleased to ascribe to the mighty power and
infinite mercy of the Almighty: And therefore it shall well become
us all, most thank-fully upon the knees of our hearts, to acknowledge
no less unto his holy Name; who of his infinite goodness still preserve her Highness, and send her many years more over us in all
happiness to reign.
In this her blessed Government her Highness chief care and regard of all, hath been of the honour and service of the Almighty
God, that true Religion might be planted and entertained in the
hearts of her People through all the parts of her Realms; and as
well in that behalf, as for the peace and benefit of her Subjects, the
hath from time to time established many good Laws to meet with the
Disorders, and to punish the offences of wicked and ungodly men,
that continuing in their bad ways, they may not be hardened and
go forward in their wickedness: for Mora in peccato, dat incrementum sceleri. And whereas the number of the Laws already
made are very great, some also of them being absolete andworn out
of use; others idle and vain, serving to no purpose; some again overheavy and too severe for the offence; others too loose and slack for
the faults they are to punish; and many of them so full of difficulties to be understood, that they cause many controversies and much
trouble amongst the Subjects :
You are to enter into a due consideration of the said Laws; and
where you finde superfluity, to prune and cut off; where defect, to
supply; and were ambiguity, to explain; that they be not burthensome, but profitable to the Common-wealth: Which being a service
of importance, and very needful to be required, yet as nothing is to
be regarded, if due means be not had to withstand the malice and
force of those professed Enemies which seeks the destruction of the
This, before all, and above all, is to be thought of, and with most
endeavour and care to be provided for: for in vain are Laws made,
and to little purpose will they serve, be they never so good, if such
prevail as go about to make a Conquest of the Kingdom, and destruction of the People.
Wars heretofore were wont to be made either out of Ambition to
enlarge Dominions, or out of Revenge to requite Injuries; but this
against us is not so; In this the holy Religion of God is sought to
be rooted out, the whole Realm to be subdued, and the precious life
of her excellent Majesty to be taken away; which hitherto, by the
powerful hand and great goodness of the Almighty, have been preserved, maugre the Devil, the Pope, the Spanish Tyrant, and all the
mischievous designes of all her Enemies.
Wherefore it is high time that this be looked into, and that no
way be lest unsought, nor means unused, that may serve for defence
thereof. Her Majesty hath not spared to disburse a mass of Treasure, and to sell her Land for the maintenance of her Armies by
Sea and Land, whereby, with such small helps as from her Subjects
hath been yielded, she hath defended and kept safe her Dominions
from all such forcible attempts as have been made; which being
still to be performed by insinite Charge, her Majesty notwithstanding
hears of nothing more unwillingly than of Aids and Subsidies to be
received from her People; though what she doth receive, she doth
carefully bestow, and infinitely more of her own.
The Taxations at this day, howsoever they seem, are nothing so
great as heretofore in the Reigns of former Kings they have been.
In the times of Edw. 3. and the two next before him, and those
three which succeeded next after him, the payments of the Commons
then did far exceed any that have been since her Majesties Reign;
which is of Record in the Histories of those times to be seen: but
never cause so great to employ great sums of money, as now.
Now therefore you are to consider how to provide needful and convenient Aid, in some measure, to maintain and support her Majesties Charge which at present she is at, and is to continue at, for the
defence of the Realm. He cannot be well advised, which in this
case will not be forward to contribute and bestow whatsoever he
hath: for if with the Common-wealth it goes not well, well it cannot be with any private or particular person. That being in danger, he that would seek then to lay up Treasure and inrich himself,
should be like to him that would buste himself to beautifie his house,
when the City wherein he dwelleth is on fire; or to him that decketh up his Cabin, when the Ship wherein he saileth is ready to sink.
To Spare in that case, is to spare for those which seek to devour all;
and to give, is to give to our selves. Her Majesties part being onely
carefully to bestow what is delivered into her hands, wherein men
performing their duties, there is no cause at all to fear: for the
War is just; it is in defence of the Religion of God, of our most
gracious Soveraign, of our Native Country, of our Wives, Children,
Liberties, Lands, Lives, and whatsoever we have.
Wherefore, not mistrusting your forwardness, that I may not ofsend in too much enlarging this point, as a poor Remembrancer to
her Majesty, I shortly say to your Lordships, Quod justum & necessarium est; nothing can be more just, than this War; nothing ought to
seem more necessary, than carefully to provide due Maintenance for
the same. And, to you of the House of Commons, that you may
orderly proceed, and wisely consult of these weighty Causes delivered
unto you, her Majesties pleasure is, You should, according to your
accustomed manner, go down to the Lower House, and there make
choice of some grave, learned, and wise man amongst you, to be
your Speaker; who shall be for understanding sufficient, and for
discretion sit, as your mouth to signifie your minds, and to make your
Petitions known unto her Highness; and him upon Thursday next
to present in this place.
The Lord Burgh. was absent, being the Lord Deputy of Ireland.
The Lord De-la-ware was absent, because he made question of
his place, intending to make suit to the Parliament concerning
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli, ex mandato Dominæ Reginæ, continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Jovis prox. futur. viz.
27° diem Octobris.
Thursday, Octob. 27.
On Thursday, Octob. 27. the Queens Majesty, the Archbishop of
Canterbury, Sir Thomas Edgerton Kt. Lord Keeper of the Great Seal,
the Lord Burleigh Lord Treasurer, the Marquiss of Winton, the
Earl of Sussex great Mareschal, the Earl of Nottingham Mag. Seneschall. six Earls, one Viscount, thirteen Bishops, the Lord Hunsdon Chamberlain, and twenty two other Barons present.
Serj. Yelverton chosen Speaker.
Mr. Serjeant Yelverton, being chosen Speaker of the Lower
House, was by divers Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, brought
into the Upper House, and by the hands of Sir William Knolls
Controuler of her Majesties Houshold, and Sir John Fortescue
Chancellor of the Exchequer, presented to her Majesty; who by
a Speech full of Gravity and Modesty, signifying the accomplishment of the duty of the House in making an Election; but he excusing himself by pretence of many disabilities and imperfections,
and wishing earnestly that he were of sufficiency to perform the
duty of that Place, made humble suit to her Majesty that he might
be discharged, and that the Lower House might proceed to a new
Is allowed & commended by the Queen.
Which Excuse was not allowed by her Majesty, as the Lord
Keeper delivered by answer; and the Choice of the said Mr. Yelverton being by her Majesty very well approved, and his Sufficiency
Petitions for the House in the usual form.
He then proceeded in another Speech, according to the manner,
to undertake that Charge and Place, and to present unto her Majesty, on the behalf of the Lower House, certain humble Petitions,
viz. For Access unto her Majesty: For the using and enjoying of
such Liberties and Priviledges as in former times had been granted
and allowed by her Majesties Progenitors and her self.
Which are granted.
Whereunto her Majesty making answer, by the Lord Keeper, did
yield her gracious assent, with admonition that the said Liberties
and Priviledges should be discreetly and wisely used, as was
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli, ex mandato Dominæ Reginæ,
continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem quintum mensis
Saturday, 5 Novembris
On Saturday, 5 Novembris, introductum est Breve Thomæ Dom.
Grey de Wilton, quo præsenti Parliamento interesse summonebatur, &
admissus est ad suum præheminenciæ sedendi in Parliamento loco,
salvo jure alieno.
The Petition of the Lord De-la-ware, presented to this House
for restitution of the same place in the Parliament which his Ancestors had in the Rank and Order of the Barons, and referred to
Committees, viz. to the Lord Treasurer, the Earl of Nottingham
Lord Admiral, the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Bishop of London,
Lord Bishop of Winton, Lord Zouche, Lord Stafford, Lord Windsor, Lord Sheffield, Lord North, Lord St. John of Bletsoe, Lord
Buckhurst, Lord Chief Justice of the Common-Pleas, Lord Chief
Baron, and Edward Coke Esq; the Queens Atturney; who appointed to meet at the Council-chamber at the Court at Whitehall,
on Sunday, Nov. 6. at two of the clock in the afternoon.
Munday, Nov. 7
Munday, Nov. 7. An Act for the speedy satisfaction of her Majesty against Accomptants, Secunda vice lect. and committed to
the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Treasurer, the Lord
Admiral, three Earls, three Bishops, three Barons, the Lord Chief
Justice of England, Mr. Baron Ewens, and Mr. Atturney General,
to attend their Lordships; and appointed to meet at the little
Council-chamber in Whitehall, to morrow at four a clock in the
Introductum est Breve Com. Derby, quo præsenti Parliamento interesse summonebatur, &c.
Thursday, Nov. 10
On Thursday, Nov. 10. the Lord Treasurer made Report to the
House, what had been done by the Committees upon the Petition
of the Lord De-la-ware; and how it was resolved by them, upon
hearing and debating the matter with certain learned Counsel in
the Law brought before the said Committees by the said Lord, That
the Place which he claimed in the Order and Rank of the Barons,
was due unto him, viz. next after the Lord Willoughby of Ersby:
which Report being made to the House, and the Voices of all the
Lords being demanded, the Opinions of the Committees was allowed by the consent of all the Lords (the Lord Willoughby onely
excepted:) And the Lord Keeper was desired to acquaint her
Majesty with the Determination of the House, and to know her
pleasure concerning the same.
The Treasurers Motion about the Journalbook.
The Lord Treasurer made a Motion to the House, that forasmuch
as the Journal-books kept heretofore by the Clerk of the Parliament, seemed to have some Errours in them in misplacing the Lords,
so as it was doubted how the same might be of true Record, That
it would please their Lordships to take order that the said Books
that should from henceforth be kept by the Clerk of the Parliament, may be viewed and perused every Parliament by certain
Lords of the House, to be appointed for that purpose; and the List of
the names of the Lords, in their order, to be subscribed by them,
taking unto them, for their better information, the King at Arms;
and that this Order might begin this present Parliament.
A Bill against the benefit of Clergy for such as take away women against their wills.
Saturday, Nov. 12
On Saturday, Nov. 12. the Bill for taking away the benefit of
Clergy from Offenders, against a Statute made Anno 3 Hen. 7.
concerning the taking away of women against their wills, was read
Munday, Nov. 14
On Munday, Nov. 14. the Lord Treasurer moved the House,
that such Lords as were absent from the Parliament, and had not
sent their Proxies; and such others as had made their appearance
at the beginning of the Parliament, and have since neglected their
attendance, may be admonished to reform the same.
Upon the same day, upon the Petition of the Lord De-la-ware, exhibited to her Majesty concerning his place in the Order of the
Barons of the Parliament, and with her Majesties commandment
and direction presented unto the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
this present Parliament the fifth of this instant November, and referred the same day upon the reading unto Committees, (as is
recorded in the Session of the same day;) the said Committees
having at the time and place appointed assembled themselves,
and advisedly considered of the said Petition, and of all Arguments that were brought and alleadged both for the Petition and
against it, did resolve and determine, That in their opinions the
said Petition of the said Lord De-la-ware was just, and that the
Place which he sought, was due unto him, viz. to have his place
betwixt the Lord Willoughby of Ersby, and the Lord Berkley; being the same place which his great Grandfather had held before, as
appeareth by Record. Of which Resolution and Determination,
Report having been made by the Lord Burleigh Lord Treasurer,
first of the Committees, the tenth of this instant November, in the
Session of the same day, as before is recorded, and the same being
allowed and approved of by the consent of the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal then present in the House; it was thought meet, and ordered, That her Majesty should be acquainted by the Lord Keeper
with the Opinion and Resolution of this House: Which having
been performed by his Lordship, her Majesty having allowed of the
proceedings of this House, and of the determination of the Question touching the place of the said Lord De-la-ware, as hath been
declared to this House by the Lord Keeper, it was and is agreed and
ordered by her Majesty, and the Lords Spiritual and Temporal,
That the Lord De-la-ware should be brought into the House, and
placed in the room and order before mentioned, to have place and
voice betwixt the Lord Willoughby and Lord Berkley; which was
accordingly done this day.
The Lord De-la-ware was brought in his Parliament-robes unto
the place aforesaid, by the Lord Zouch, supplying the place of the
Lord Willoughby, and by the Lord Berkley, in their Robes, Garter
the King of Arms attending them, and doing his service according
to his Office.
Tuesday, Nov. 15
On Tuesday, Nov. 15. an Act for the taking away the benefit of
Clergy from Offenders, against a Statute made 3 Hen. 7. concerning
the taking away of women against their wills unlawfully, together with the Proviso annexed unto it, by the consent of the House
Saturday, Nov. 19
On Saturday, Nov. 19. the absence of the Lord Marquiss of
Winton, and the Earl of Huntingdon, severally excused by two of
the Temporal Lords; and the like Excuse delivered by the Bishop
of Norwich for the Bishop of Chichester's absence.
Report was made by the Lord Keeper, that the Earl of Essex received not his Writ of Summons until the 17th of this month,
through the negligence of the Messenger to whom the same was
delivered; and now his Lordship wanting health to give his attendance, desired to be excused for his absence, the Earls of Worcester and Southampton testifying of his sickness.
Introduct. est Breve Richardi Dom. Eure, quo præsenti Parliamento interesse summonebatur, & admissus est ad locum præheminenciæ
sedendi in Parliamento, salvo jure alieno.
Munday, Nov. 21
On Munday, Nov, 21. a Bill for the confirmation of the deprivation of divers Bishops, in the beginning of her Majesties Reign,
Tuesday, Nov. 22
On Tuesday, Nov. 22. a Bill formerly sent to the Commons,
with a Proviso from this House thereto added, concerning taking
away of Clergy from Offenders that take away women against their
wills unlawfully, expedited.
The Committees upon the Bill of Tellers and Receivers, meeting at the little Chamber near the Chamber of the Parliamentpresence, and conferring on the Bill and the Provisoes that were
thought on and came in question amongst them, by reason of sundry doubts that were moved, did refer the Bill to her Majesties Atturney-General to be reviewed.
Thursday, Nov. 24
On Thursday, Nov. 24. an Act for the better explanation and
execution of the Act made in the thirteenth year of the Queens
Majesties Reign, concerning tellers and Receivers, prima vice lect.
This Bill was renewed by Mr. Atturney-General, by the appointment of the Committees to whom the former Bill was referred, as
is mentioned in a Note in the last Session, and brought instead of
the former Bill.
Saturday, Nov. 26
On Saturday, Nov. 26. an Act for the explanation and execution of an Act in the thirteenth year of the Queens Majesties
Reign, concerning Tellers, Receivers, &c. secunda vice lect. and
commanded to be ingrossed.
A Serjeant at Arms sent to take a City-Serjeant into custody.
A Serjeant at Arms to be sent for one Winwood, and one Stevenson a Serjeant at Mace of London, who arrested Edward Barston
the Lord Chandois servant, contrary to the Priviledge of the House.
The Bill for repeal of a Statute made 23 of her Majesties Reign,
entituled, An Act for the increase of Mariners and maintenance of
Navigation, was brought into the House by the Committees, with
an Amendment thought sit to be put into the Bill, the Amendment thrice read, and appointed to be fixed in the Schedule of the
Munday, Nov. 28
On Munday, Nov. 28. the Bill that was sent from the Lower
House with this Title, viz. an Act for the repeal of a Statute made
in the 23 year of her Majesties Reign, entituled, An Act for the increase of Marriners and maintenance of Navigation, was after the
third reading returned again to the said House, for their consideration and allowance as well of another Title thought more fit by the
Committees to be given thereto, viz. an Act for the increase of
Mariners, and for maintenance of Navigation, repealing a former
Act made 23 of her Majesties Reign, bearing the same Title; as
also of some Amendment in the body of the Bill added by the
Committees, sent by Mr. Atturney-General and Dr. Carew.
Thursday, Decemb. 1.
On Thursday, Decemb. 1. the Parties that arrested the Lord
Chandois servant, viz. Wood and Stevenson, with two others,
brought into the House by the Serjeant at Arms, and upon some
notice taken of the matter, Mr. Justice Owens and Mr. Serjeant
Drew were appointed to examine the same, and make Report thereof to the Lords.
The Lord Hunsdon Lord Chamberlain, took his place this day
as Baron of Hunsdon, betwixt the Lord Chandois and Lord St.
John of Bletsoe.
This day an Act concerning the School at Sownocke, tertia vice
lect. and sent to the Commons House.
Saturday, Decemb. 3.
On Saturday, Decemb. 3. An Act for the increase of Mariners,
and for maintenance of Navigation, repealing a former Act made
23 of her Majesties Reign, bearing the same Title; which Act
was sent to the Lower House from hence, for their consideration
and allowance of this Title, and some Amendments in the body of
L. Chandois servant Barston released out of Prison.
Upon the Report of Mr. Justice Owens and Mr. Serjeant Drew,
unto whom the Examination of the matter was committed concerning the Arrest of my Lord Chandois servant, by one Stevenson
a Serjeant in London, at the Suit of one William Wood, being found
and judged to have wilfully offended therein against the Priviledge of the House, were committed and sent to the Prison of the
Fleet, there to be kept close Prisoners until further directions from
the Lords. And whereas ------ and ------ were this day brought
into the House before the Lords, as supposed partakers in the same
offence, they upon examination being found not to have wilfully
committed any fault therein, were dismissed, and order given by
the Lords for the discharge of Edward Barston out of the Prison of
Munday, Decemb. 5.
Munday, Decemb. 5. an Act for the better and safer recording of
Fines to be levied in the Court of Common-Pleas, read secunda
vice, and referred to the same Committees as before, with the
addition of the two Lords Chief Justices and Mr. Atturney-General.
The absence of the Earl of Essex, the Lord Viscount Byndon,
the Earl of Cumberland, the Lord Scroope, the Lord Willoughby of
Ersby, and the Lord Bishop of Rochester, were excused by the
Lord Rich, the Lord Chandois, the Lord Wharton, the Lord Zouche,
and the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells.
Order was given for the release of Stevenson the Serjeant, who
arrested my Lord Chandois his servant.
Tuesday, Decemb. 6.
On Tuesday, Decemb. 6. an Act for erecting of houses of correction and punishment of Wanderers, prima vice lecta.
Wednesday, Decemb. 7.
On Wednesday, Decemb. 7. an Act for the confirmation of the
Joynture of Dame Christian the Lady Sandies, Secunda vice lect.
and commanded to be ingrossed.
Thursday, Decemb. 8.
On Thursday, Decemb. 8. an Act for the erecting of houses of
correction, and for punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds, and sturdy
Beggars, secunda vice lect. and referred to the Committees for the
former Bill; and the same time and place appointed for their meeting. And also authority was given to the Committees to call
such of the Lower House unto them at this meeting, as they
should finde cause, to confer withal for the better perfecting of the
An Act for Arthur Hatch, her Majesties Ward, for the enjoying the Rectory and Personage of South-Moulton, according to an
Agreement, secunda vice lect. upon which reading it was ordered,
That all Parties whom this Bill may concern, either on the part of
Mr. Hatch, or against him, shall be heard openly in the House upon
Munday next by their Counsel learn'd; and all specialties concerning the same then to be produced, to the end that it may be considered, whether it shall be convenient to pass this Act or not:
Mr. Serjeant Drew and Mr. Atturney-General being appointed by
the Lords to inform themselves against that time, whether any thing
be contained in the Bill that may prejudice the Poor Knights of
Windsor, and to make Report thereof accordingly on the part of
the said poor Knights.
An Act for the establishing of the possession of Henry Upton Kt.
deceased, and for payment of his Debts, read secundavice.
A Motion made by some of the Lords, and agreed to by the
House, that there should be respit of some days taken before the
third reading, for any such Party or Parties as the Bill concerneth,
and namely any of the Wentworths, to come to the House and alleadge, if they finde cause, why the Bill should not proceed, the
next Tuesday assign'd for this purpose.
William Cole the Knight-Marshal's man, that arrested James Yorke
the Lord Archbishop's servant, was brought before the Lords by
the Serjeant at Arms; and being found upon his Examination
before the Lords wilfully to have offended therein against the Priviledge of the House, was Committed to the Fleet, there to re
main until their Lordships should give further directions for his
Friday, Decemb. 9.
Bill to establish Q. Eliz. Hospital in Bristol.
On Friday, Decemb. 9. an Act for the establishing of the Hospital of Queen Elizabeth in Bristol, and for relief of Orphans and
Poor there, read Secunda vice : Upon this reading some Amendments were thought fit by the House to be added; which were
presently drawn, and agreed by the House, and also twice read, and
commanded to be ingrossed.
Saturday, Decemb. 10.
On Saturday, Decemb. 10. an Act that the Lord Montjoy may
dispose of his lands whereof he is Tenant in tail, as other Tenants
in tail by the Laws and Statutes of this Realm may do, a private
Statute made to the contrary 27 Hen. 8. not withstanding, secunda
Upon the Motion of the Lord Marquiss of Winchester, it was
ordered, that the Cause shall be heard openly in the House on Munday-morning by the Counsel learn'd on both sides.
An Act for the better recording of Fines to be levied in the
Court of Common-Pleas, returned and allowed by the House of
Commons, without any alteration, expedited.
Munday, Decemb. 12.
On Munday, Decemb. 12. a Motion and Request made by the
Lower House, and delivered by Mr. Secretary Cecill, accompanied
with many others, for a Conference to be had concerning the Bill,
entituled, An Act concerning Tellers, Receivers, &c. and assented
unto: Whereupon the Committees formerly named upon this Bill,
were appointed with others, viz. the Lord Treasurer, Lord Admiral, four Earls, five Bishops, Lord Chamberlain, and twelve Barons, the Lord Chief Justice of England, the Lord Chief Justice
of the Common-Pleas, the Lord Chief Baron, Mr. Serjeant Drew,
and Mr. Atturney-General, to attend the Lords: the meeting to
be at the great Council-chamber at Whitehall, to morrow at two of
the clock in the afternoon.
The Counsel on both parts, for the Lord Marquiss of Winchester,
and the Lord Montjoy, were admitted to publick hearing in the
House; and thereupon no just cause being found to hinder or to
stay the proceeding of the Bill, the same was commanded to be
read the third time, and so was expedited.
Tuesday, Decemb. 13.
On Tuesday, Decemb. 13. an Act against Forestallers, Regrators,
and Ingrossers, read tertia vice, and return'd to the Lower House
for their consideration of some Amendments.
An Act giving power and liberty to Sir John Spencer Knight,
Dame Mary his Wife, and Robert Spencer Esq; their Son, to alienate certain Mannors and lands in the Counties of Dorset and Bedford, read tertia vice; and thereupon two Letters from the Lord
Spencer to the Lord Chamberlain, signifying his consent to the Bill,
Wednesday, Decemb. 14.
On Wednesday, Decemb. 14. order was given for release of William Wood out of the Fleet, at whose suit Edward Barston the Lord
Chandois servant was arrested, so as he make satisfaction to the
said Barston of such charges as he was at by means of the said
The like Order was made for the enlargement of William Cole,
that arrested John Torke the Archbishops servant, paying onely the
Fees of the Fleet.
Thursday, Decemb. 15.
A Bill returned, because the Amendments went ingrossed in Parchment, which should have been in Paper.
On Thursday, Decemb. 15. an Act for explanation of the Statute made Anno 5 Reginæ, concerning Labourers, returned from
the Lower House with some Exceptions to the Schedule affixed,
because the Amendment was ingrossed in Parchment; which,
according to the custom of the House, should have been in Paper.
Certain Articles were presented in writing by the Lower House,
touching their Opinions and Objections concerning the Bill of
Tellers, &c. which were delivered to Mr. Atturney, to the end he
might confer with the Judges upon the same, and make Report to
The Bill concerning Mr. Arthur Hatch, her Majesties Ward, &c.
return'd into the House by the Lord Treasurer the first of the
Committees. And forasmuch as it seemed to the Committees that
there were in the Bill certain points that could not be well reformed, a Motion was made to the House, upon agreement among the
Committees, That the proceeding in this Bill might cease, and that
another course might be taken by way of Composition betwixt the
Dean and Chapter of Windsor and Arthur Hatch; for which purpose a Bill was brought ready drawn by Mr. Atturney-General,
containing a form of Composition betwixt them, to be ratified, if
it should be thought good by Parliament.
Friday, Decemb. 16.
On Friday, Decemb. 16. a Bill for the grant of three Subsidies,
six Fifteenths and Tenths, read the third time, and expedited.
Saturday, Decemb. 17.
On Saturday, Decemb. 17. an Act to preserve the property of
stolen Horses in the true Owners, and to reform the abuses of Vouchers in the sale of Horses in Fairs and Markets, read prima
An Act for the repressing of Offences that are in the nature of
Stealth, and are not Felonies by the Laws of the Realm, prima
Munday, Decemb. 19.
On Munday, Decemb. 19. certain Amendments were offered to
the House by the Committees on the second reading, concerning
Arthur Hatch her Majesties Ward, the said Amendments being
twice read; whereupon both the Bill and the said Amendments
were commanded to be forthwith ingrossed: which was accordingly done, and presently read the third time, and sent to the
Lower House by Mr. Atturney-General and Dr. Stanhopp.
The Amendments in the Bill concerning Labourers, formerly in
grossed in Parchment, whereat some exception was taken by the
Lower House, and format cause returned without their allowance
to the Lords, was now commanded to be written in Paper.
Tuesday, Decemb. 20.
Bill for houses of Correction.
On Tuesday, Decemb. 20. the Bill for erecting of houses of Correction, and for punishment of vagabond Rogues, &c. was read
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli, ex mandato Dominæ Reginæ, adjournavit præsens Parliamentum usque in xi° die Januar. prox. sequen. hora octava.
Wednesday, January. 11.
Wednesday, January 11. the Earl of Essex having been created
Earl-Marshal the 18th of December last by her Majesties LettersPatents, took his place according to the said Office, viz. next the
Earl of Oxford great Chamberlain of England, and before the Earl
of Nottingham great Steward.
Thursday, Jan. 12.
Bill for increase of People for the service and defence of the Realm.
Thursday, Jan. 12. the Bill, entituled, An Act for the increase of
People for the service and defence of the Realm, return'd to the
House by the Committees. A Morion made by the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury first of the Committees, that a Conference
might be had with a compentent number of chosen persons of the
Lower House, for the better perfecting of the Bill; whereupon
Mr. Atturney-General and Dr. Stanhopp were addressed to the
Lower House, with a Message to that effect: and the time and
place of meeting desired, to be at the great Council-chamber at
Whitehall, to morrow by two of the clock in the afternoon.
Certain select Committees, chosen by the Lower House, concerning that Bill for the increase of People, &c. were sent to the
Lords, signifying their allowance of the time and place appointed
for meeting about that Bill; but desired, that in the mean time
they might have delivered unto them in writing such Objections
of their Lordships as they do make unto the Bill, to the end they
might be more ready to deliver their Opinions and Resolutions at
The Lords having considered of this Motion, thought it unfit,
and not agreeable to the Order of this House, to deliver the same
in writing: and therefore agreed that answer should be made,
That if upon verbal Conference they should remain unsatisfied
touching the said Exceptions, then they should have the same delivered unto them in writing, for their further consideration thereof: which Answer was presently notified to the said select Committees. And in the mean season the Judges were required to set
down the Objections in writing, that they might be in readiness
for the said Committees of the Lower House, if upon the verbal
Conference before-mentioned they should not be satisfied.
An Act for establishing the Bishoprick of Norwich and the possessions of the same, against a concealed Title made thereunto, read
secunda vice; and upon this reading, it was ordered by the Lords,
That all Parties whom this Bill may concern, should be openly
heard in the House upon Saturday next in the morning, to the
end that it might be consider'd whether the same may justly pass
without prejudice to the said Parties; George Lester to be warned
then to attend.
Friday, Jan. 13.
On Friday, Jan. 13. an Act concerning a Lease of great yearly
Value, procured to be passed from her Majesty by William Kirkham, read prima vice: Kirkham and Ambrose Willoughby Esq; to
be warned to attend the Lords on Munday-morning next; at
which time it is appointed the said Bill shall be read the second
An Act for draining of Lands.
An Act concerning the draining and recovery from the water
certain overflown Grounds in the County of Norfolk, secunda
vice lect. and referred to the same Committees upon the Bill formerly read of that kind concerning 300000 Acres, &c. with addition of the Lord St. John and Mr. Atturney to attend; appointed
to meet, &c. and such Parties as the same may concern to be warned to attend.
Saturday, Jan. 14.
On Saturday, Jan. 14. certain Objections unto a Bill, entituled,
An Act for the increase of People, &c. were set down in writing by
Mr. Atturney-General, and brought into the House by the Lord
Archbishop of Canterbury the first of the Committees, and the
same sent to the Lower House for their consideration thereof, according to a Promise made by their Lordships to the select Committees of the Lower House, at the meeting yesterday about the
Bill delivered by Mr. Atturney and Dr. Stanhopp.
Certain Knights and Burgesses of the Lower House were sent to
their Lordships to desire a Conference with a competent number of
that House, concerning the Amendments and Provisoe added to the
Bill, entituled, An Act for erecting of houses of Correction, and punishing of Rogues, Vagabonds, &c. whereupon choice was made of
the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Admiral, the Earl
of Shrewsbury, and the Bishop of Winchester, and two Barons, being part of the number formerly appointed upon the Bill; the two
Chief Justices and the Chief Baron, Mr. Serjeant Drew and Mr.
Atturney. General to attend them, and the same presently signified to
the same Knights and Burgesses; but with this caution, That whatfoever had been mended or added by their Lordships, could not now
be altered by the Orders of the House : howbeit, to yield the Lower
House satisfaction of the reasons that moved their Lordships to
make those Amendments, they assented to a Conference : the
meeting appointed to be in the outward Chamber of the Upper
House of Parliament, on Munday-morning at eight of the clock.
The Earl of Essex, not able to attend for want of health, certified by the Lord North. The Bishop of Landaff absent by reason
of sickness, fignified by the Bishop of Chester.
Munday, Jan. 16.
On Munday, Jan. 16. Report was made by the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, That upon meeting of such of the Lords of
the Higher House as were appointed this day to confer with certain select Knights and Burgesses of the Lower House concerning
the Amendments and Provisoes added by their Lordships to a
Bill, entituled, An Act for erecting houses of Correction, &c. the said
Knights and Burgesses do hold themselves satisfied upon the Reasons alleadged by their Lordships in some part of the said Amendments, but not in all.
Kirkham was called into the House before their Lordships; and
after he had been heard what he was able to say on his own behalf,
the same Bill was read a second time, viz. An Act concerning a
Lease of great yearly Value, procured to be passed from her Majesty
by William Kirkham, and commanded to be ingrossed.
A Motion made, that a Proviso should be added to the Bill concerning the Bishoprick of Norwich; which Proviso was presently
drawn in the House by Mr. Atturney-General, and thereupon read :
And for the more expedition in the proceeding of the Bill, it was
thought meet that the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Marshal, Lord Admiral, Bishop of London, Lord Chamberlain, and
Lord Cobham, should conser with a competent number of the Lower
House about the said Proviso. Whereupon Mr. Serjeant Drew and
Mr. Atturney were sent to the Lower House to signifie the same
unto them; who presently assented to a meeting, and made their
repair to their Lordships forthwith.
An Act for enlarging the Statute made for following of Hue
and Cry, in 27 Reginæ, in some sort to relieve the Inhabitants of
the small hundred of Beyvershe, alias Benburst, in cases where they
are in no ways voluntarily in default, and yet they are or shall be
charged by the same Statute, and by two ancient Statutes, the one
made 13 Edw. I. and the other 28 Edw. 3. for repressing Robberies.
Tuesday, Jan. 17.
On Tuesday, Jan. 17. a Proviso drawn by Mr. Atturney, by commandment of the House, to be added to the Bill for establishing of
the Bishoprick of Norwich, &c. was twice read, and commanded
to be ingrossed; and then both the Bill and Proviso read the third
time, and returned to the Lower House for their consideration on
An Act for some better staying of Corn within this Land, to give
liberty to English Subjects sometimes to buy Wheat, &c. and to
sell the same again in the same kind, for the better relief of the
Common-wealth, tertia vice lect. and rejected.
Wednesday, Jan. 18.
On Wednesday, Jan. 18. the Lord Keeper signified to the House,
That the Parties that followed the Bill for the Hospital of Warwick,
are not provided of their Gounsel learned; whereupon the House
assigned them a new day, viz. Friday morning next.
An Act for avoiding of bringing of Pins into this Realm made
and wrought in forraign parts beyond the Seas, secunda vice lect.
The Amendments agreed upon by the Committees upon the
Bill of Tillage, appointed to be brought into the House to morrow-morning by the Lord Chief Justice of England.
A Bill about Chirurgeons for Sea-service.
An Act for the better furnishing and supply of able Chyrurgeons in and to the Land and Sea-service, for her Majestie and the
Realm, Secuuda vice lect.
The Lord Buckhurst signified that upon a Letter written unto
him, by the Lord Marquess of Winchester, notifying his present sickness, whereby he was not able to give his attendance as yet: the
said Lord Buckhurst, according to the request of the said Lord
Marquess, having moved her Majesty therein, it pleased her Majesty to hold him excused until his recovery, and commanded that he
should then give his attendance.
Thursday, Jan. 19.
On Thursday, Jan. 19. Answer was returned in writing from the
Lower House, and delivered by certain Knights and Burgesses
sent for that purpose, unto the Objections taken by their Lord.
ships to some points of the Bill intituled An Act for the increase of
People for the service and defence of the Realm; which Objections
were formerly delivered unto them in writing, upon their request
made to their Lordships.
Complaint of the Commons of an Innovation by their Lordships.
Certain selected persons of the Lower House, viz. Sir William
Knolles, and Sir Edward Hobby Kts, with divers others, coming from
the said Lower House, delivered a Message, signifying that the
Knights and Burgesses desired to receive satisfaction from their
Lordships concerning an Innovation as the said Knights and Burgesses supposed, very lately begun in the Upper House, in delivering an Answer from the Lords by the mouth of the Lord Keeper,
in other form and manner than as was pretended by the Knights
and Burgesses in former times used, as they did interpret it, to the
prejudice and derogation of the Liberty of the Lower House.
For, whereas on the 14th instant, Sir Walter Rawleigh Kt. with divers others of the Lower House, were sent to the Lords to deliver a
certain Message to this House; after consultation had thereupon by
the Lords, and after signification thereof given to the said Sir Walter Rawleigh, and the rest (staying in the outward room for answer) that they might come in and receive the same; it was thought
meet, that the Lord Keeper should deliver the said Answer sitting
in his place, and every of the Lords keeping their places, and not
going out to the Bar, as the use and form is when the Lords receive either Bills or Message from the Lower House; and as the
Lords had done once or twice before, by errour, or not attending
the Formality and Order of the House in that point. This was
the Exception taken by the Message delivered this day from the
Knights and Burgesses of the Lower House, wherein they desired
to receive satisfaction.
Upon which Message, the Lords having consulted and delivered
their Opinions touching that Order and Custome of the House, as
it had been observed, and particularly noted by some of them that
were the most antient and of longest continuance in Parliament,
and especially by the Lord Burleigh Lord Treasurer, the most antient Parliament-man of any that are at this present, either of the
Upper or the Lower House; and likewise by the Lord Arch-bishop
of Canterbury, and by the Lord Admiral, the Lord North, the
Lord Buckhurst, and others, that had been present at many Parliaments.
The resolution of the Lords upon the Complaint.
It was resolved, That the Order and Usage of this House was,
and is, that when any Bills or Messages be brought from the Lower
House, to be preserred to the Upper House, the Lord Keeper
and the rest of the Lords are to rise from their places, and to go
down to the Bar, there to meet such as come from the Lower House,
and from them to receive in that place their Messages or Bills. But,
contrarywise, when any Answer is to be delivered by the Lord Keeper, in the name and behalf of this House, to such Knights and
Burgesses as came from the Lower House, the said Knights and Burgesses are to receive the same standing towards the lower end of
the House without the Bar. And the Lord Keeper is to deliver
the same sitting in his place, with his head covered, and all the
Lords keeping their places; and that whensoever it had been done
otherwise, the same was by errour, or mistaking, and therefore
not to be drawn into an Example or President, as it was acknowledged by the Lord Keeper this day, and the rest of the Lords, that
the going of the said Lord Keeper and the rest of the Lords from
their places, unto the Bar, some few days before, once or twice,
to give answer to some of the Lower House, whereof the Lower
House seemed to take some advantage, was onely by miscognizance, or rather for want of due remembrance at the present of
the Order and Custome of this House; whereunto, their Lordships
having regard rather to the dispatch of matters of importance in
the House, than to Formalities, were not greatly intentive.
This to have been the ancient usage of the House, and that the
same ought still to be, was concluded by common and general consent of the Lords, both upon particular remembrance, and observations of the like course and Order holden afore-time, by other
Lords that held the place in the House of Lord-Chancellor and
Lord Keeper, and also by divers reasons, urged and alleadged, to
prove and shew that the said Order doth best stand with the dignity and gravity of the House, and with the conveniency and aptness for dispatch of Affairs appertaining to the Parliament; and
that the contrary course is both indecent and inconvenient.
The Lords send to the Commons to come up and know their Resolutions.
The Commons protest.
This being so resolved and concluded, it was agreed, that Mr.
Atturney-General and Mr. Serjeant Drewe should go down to the
Lower House, and signifie from the Lords to the Knights and Burgesses, That if they would send any of that House up to the Lords,
to receive Answer unto their aforesaid Demand, Answer should be
given them. Whereunto the said Knights and Burgesses returned
signification of their Assent, by the said Mr. Atturney-General,
and Mr. Serjeant Drewe. And within a very little time after, sent
up accordingly the said persons, and divers of them who before
had been sent to demand satisfaction; but being come into the
House, and having placed themselves at the lower end of the room,
(as at other times they accustomed) expecting that the Lord
Keeper and the rest of the Lords would come from their places,
and meet them at the Bar, to deliver them Answer: When the
Lord Keeper moved them to come nearer to receive Answer, and
when they perceived the Lords were resolved not to come from
their places to the Bar, they protested by the mouth of Sir William
Knolls, that they had no Commission to receive Answer in that
Form; and so refusing to receive any Answer, departed.
The Question continuing, the Lords desire a Conference,
where the Dispute is determined.
The Question and Difference thus remaining betwixt the Houses, it was afterwards (upon a motion sent from the Lords to the
Lower House) agreed on both parts, that a Conference should be
had, and that the aforesaid selected persons of the House, or so
many of them as shall be needful, should meet with divers of the
Lords of the Upper House (being nominated by the House for
that purpose) in the outward great Chamber, before the Chamber of Parliament-presence, to debate the matter, and bring it to
a conclusion. Which Meeting and Conference being affented unto, and afterwards accordingly there performed on the 19 of Jannuary, and the Question debated; and the reason and observation
of former times, for the aforesaid Order and Custom of the House,
being alleadged by the Lord Arch-bishop of Canterbury, the Lord
Treasurer, the Lord Admiral, the Lord North, and the Lord Buckburst, that had been present in many Parliaments, and especially
by the Lord Treasurer (the most antient Parliament-man) it was
found and resolved, that the Order and Custom of the House was,
as is before written, viz. That when any Bills or Messages are
brought from the Lower House to be presented to the Upper House,
the Lord Keeper and the rest of the Lords are to rise from their
places, and to go down to the Bar, there to meet such as come
from the Lower House, and from them to receive in that place their
Messages or Bills.
But contrarywife, when any Answer is to be delivered by the
Lord Keeper, in the name and behalf of the House, to such Knights
and Burgesses as come from the Lower House, the said Knights and
Burgesses are to receive the same standing towards the lower end
of the House; and the Lord Keeper is to deliver the same with his
head covered, and all the Lords are to keep their places. And
thereupon the Lower House was satisfied, and the same form was
afterwards kept accordingly.
Friday, Jan. 20.
On Friday, Jan. 20. The Answer in writing that came yesterday
from the Lower House, to the Objections taken by their Lordships
to some points of the Bill, intituled, An Act for the increase of People for the service and defence of the Realm, was by the Order of
the House referred, and delivered unto the Lords Committees formerly appointed upon that Bill, who were required to consider
thereof, and make their Report of their Opinions concerning the
Saturday, Jan. 21.
On Saturday, Jan. 21. the Bill for reforming of sundry abuses
committed by Souldiers and others in the War, read secunda vice.
Munday, Jan. 23.
Ou Munday, Jan. 23. a Bill for establishing a Joynture to Anne
Lady Wentworth, read primavice.
Tuesday, Jan. 24.
On Tuesday, Jan. 24. the Bill intituled, An Act for the relieving of
Clothiers, concerning the weight of short, broad, and coloured
Clothes, to be made in the Counties of Suffolk and Essex, returned to the House by the Earl of Shrewsbury first of the Committees,
who made report that upon hearing of both parties, and upon due
consideration of the reasons and allegations by them alleadged, the
Committees thought there could not be any further proceedings in
the same; whereupon a new Bill was presented, bearing this Title,
viz. An Act touching the making of short, broad, course, coloured
Clothes, in the Counties of Suffolk and Essex; which was read prima
A Doubt propounded, and resolved.
Debated in the House whether Amendments upon a Bill being
brought into the House by Committees, may afterwards be contradicted or spoken against by any of the Committees. The doubt was
left for the present unresolved; but afterwards cleared, and ruled
Wednesday, Jan. 25.
On Wednesday, Jan. 25. an Act that no person robbing of a
House in the Day-time, although no person be therein, shall be admitted to have the benefit of his Clergie, secunda vice lect.
An Act, that Lessees may enjoy their Leases against all Patents,
their Heirs and Assignes, notwithstanding any default of payment
of their Rents, during the time that the Reversion or Inheritance
remained in the Crown, secunda vice lect. and referred to Committees, viz. the Lord Arch-bishop of Canterbury, Lord Treasurer,
Lord Marshal, and others, appointed to meet, &c. the Lord ChiefJustice, the Lord Chief-Baron, and Mr. Atturney-General to attend them.
Sir Moyle Finch, to be heard by his Counsel learned openly in
the House to morrow-morning concerning this Bill.
Notice given to the House by the Lord Treasurer, that the Committees upon the Bill concerning Tellers, Receivers, &c. had a
meeting with a select number of the Lower House, to confer upon
the Objections and Answers touching that Bill yesterday in the Afternoon, according to the order taken Jan. 23. But forasmuch as
the said number of the Lower House, at the meeting affirmed that
they had no authority to undertake the debating of the said Objections and Answers, (otherwise than to speak as they should see
cause as private men) and desired that the Answers might be communicated to the Lower House in writing; the Lords therefore
sent down the said Answers to the Lower House by the hands of
Mr. Atturney-General and Dr. Stanhop.
Thursday, Jan. 26.
On Thursday, Jan. 26. an Act for enabling Edmond Molineux to
sell Lands for the payment of his Debts, &c. was returned to the
House by the Lord Marshal, second of the Committees. And forasmuch as the same could not be determined by the said Committees, by reason of some of the Kindred of the said Edmond Molineux, who opposed themselves against the Bill; a motion was
therefore made that the Cause might be ended by some arbitrary
course; whereupon the Parties on both sides were called into the
House, and moved to that purpose; unto which they assented, and
made choice of the Earl of Rutland, the Bishop of London, and
the Lord Montjoy, who were appointed to meet that afternoon,
An Act to reform Deceits, and breaches of Trust touching Lands
given to charitable uses, returned to the House by the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, with some amendments, and a Proviso thought
meet to be added, which were twice read; and thereupon Commandment given, that the said Amendments should be written in
Paper, and the Proviso ingrossed in Parchment, ready for a third
The Bill, intituled, An Act for the increase of People, for the
service and defence of the Realm, returned to the House by the Earl
of Shrewsbury first of the Committees. And because it seemed to
all the Committes appointed for this Bill, together with the Judges, that notwithstanding the Conference with several selected
persons of the Lower House, that this Bill could not proceed;
Order was given to the Judges, but especially to the Lord ChiefJustice, to draw a new Bill; whereupon this new Bill following
was brought into the House.
An Act against decaying of Towns and houses of Husbandry,
prima vice lect.
Excuse made by the Lord Admiral for the Earl of Hertford's absence for want of health. The like by the Lord Chandois for the
Lord de la Ware.
The Lord Marshal signified to the House, that the Lord Mordant
and the Lord Sheffield had leave of her Majesty for their absence.
Friday, Jan. 27.
On Friday, Jan. 27. the Lord Treasurer took his place this day
as Baron of Burleigh, between the Lord Buckhurst and the Lord
Compton. The Lord Admiral his place, as Earl of Nottingham, between the Earl of Lincoln and the Lord Viscount Byndon. The
Lord Chamberlain his place, as Baron of Hunsdon, between the
Lord Chandois and the Lord St. John of Bletsoe.
Saturday, Jan. 28.
On Saturday, Jan. 28. the Bill for the lawful making of Bays in
the Counties of Essex and Suffolk, was read tertia vice.
Munday, Jan. 30.
On Munday, Jan. 30. an Act for Retailing-brokers, and other
Pawn-takers, returned to the House by the Lord Arch-bishop of
Canterbury, first of the Committees; and because there was found
many defects therein, so that they thought the same unfit to be proceeded in, they therefore, together with the said Bill, presented a
new Bill, intituled as the former, which was read prima vice.
Tuesday, Jan. 31.
On Tuesday, Jan. 31. a Motion from the lower House by Sir John
Forscue and others, that some new time might be appointed for
conference about the Act, intituled, An Act for reforming sundry
abuses committed by Souldiers, &c. in regard they had appointed
some other meeting this Afternoon, for the preparing of a Bill of
Accomptants in readiness to proceed, their Lordships having considered of the Motion, made answer by the Lord Keeper, that they
wished for some good consideration, that the appointed time, viz.
this Afternoon, might hold for this Conference; supposing, that
if it please the Committees of the Lower House to come the sooner this Afternoon for this purpose, they might well enough perform both the one and the other.
Wednesday, Feb. 1.
On Wednesday, Feb. 1. the Bill intituled, An Act for the reviving,
continuance, explanation, and repealing of divers Statutes, returned to the House, by the Lord Chief-Justice, with some amendments, which were presently twice read; and thereupon Commandment given to be prepared ready in writing in Paper for a
third reading. It is agreed, that a Conference shall be had with
some of the Lower House about this Bill upon Friday Morning
Friday, Feb. 3.
On Friday, Feb. 3. a Proviso in the Bill for recovering 300000
Acres, more or less, of waste Marsh and watry Ground, this day
twice read, and the Amendments. And thereupon Commandment
given, the said Amendments should be written in Paper, and the Proviso ingrossed in Parchment, ready for a third reading.
Report made by the Lord Treasurer, what the substance of the
Conference was between their Lordships and certain select Committees of the Lower House, concerning the Bill for reviving, continuing, and repealing of divers Statutes; and the same referred
to the Lord Chief-Justice, and other Justices, for their further consideration.
Saturday, Feb. 4.
On Saturday, Feb. 4. an Act for reformation of Retailing-brokers, and other Pawn-takers, read tertia vice.
An Act against the deceitful stretching and Taintering of Northern Cloaths, tertia vice lect.
An Act for the reviving, continuance, explanation, perfecting,
and repealing of divers Statutes, tertia vice lect. The three Bills
above-mentioned sent to the Lower House, of which the two latter
were returned, for their consideration of certain Amendments and
Proviso's added by their Lordships.
The Proviso thought meet by the Committees, on the Bill concerning the draining and recovery of certain over-flown Grounds
in the County of Norfolk, twice read, and commanded to be engrossed.
A Motion by the Lord Buckburst, that the County of Sussex
might be added to the general Bill of surrounded Grounds.
The like Motion by the Lord North and others, for the Counties of Somerset and Essex; whereto the House assented, and the
said three Counties were accordingly added to the rest.
Munday, Feb. 6.
On Munday, Feb. 6. hora secunda post Meridiem, the Proviso
added by the Lower House, to the Bill for the confirmation of the
Joynture of Christian Lady Sandis, read tertiavice; and thereupon
the Bill expedited.
On Tuesday, a Message from their Lordships to the Lower House,
delivered by Serjeant Drew and Dr. Carew, for a Conference concerning a Bill against excess of Apparel, with a competent number
of the said House: The time and place being desired to be at Two
of the clock this Afternoon, at the great Chamber of the Upper
House of Parliament.
Wednesday, Feb. 8.
On Wednesday, Feb. 8. the Bill for amendment of High-ways
in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey, and Kent, was read tertia vice,
They are dissolved.
Thursday, Feb. 9.
On Thursday, Feb. 9. at Three of the clock in the Afternoon,
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli, ex Mandato Dominæ Reginæ, tunc
dissolvit presens Parliamentum.