Proceedings in the Commons, 1597-8
October 24th - February 9th

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History of Parliament Trust

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Heywood Townshend

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1680

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101-127

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'Proceedings in the Commons, 1597-8: October 24th - February 9th', Historical Collections:: or, An exact Account of the Proceedings of the Four last Parliaments of Q. Elizabeth (1680), pp. 101-127. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43549 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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October 24th - February 9th
Thursday, Octob. 27. Saturday, Novemb. 5. Sunday, Novemb. 6. Munday, Novemb. 7. Tuesday, Novemb. 8. Wednesday, Novemb. 9. Thursday, Novemb. 10. Friday, Novemb. 11. Saturday, Novemb. 12. Sunday, Novemb. 13. Munday, Novemb. 14. Tuesday, Novemb. 15. Wednesday, Novemb. 16. Thursday, Novemb. 17. Friday, Novemb. 18. Saturday, Novemb. 19. Sunday, Novemb. 20. Munday, Novemb. 21. Tuesday, Novemb. 22. Wednesday, Novemb. 23. Thursday, Novemb. 24. Friday, Novemb. 25. Saturday, Nov. 26. Sunday, Nov. 27. Munday, Nov. 28. Tuesday, Nov. 29. Wednesday, Nov. 30. Thursday, Decemb. 1. Friday, Decemb. 2. Saturday, Decemb. 3. Decemb. 4. Sunday. Munday, Decemb. 5. Tuesday, Decemb. 6. Wednesday, Decemb. 7. Thursday, Decemb. 8. Friday, Decemb. 9. Saturday, Decemb. 10. Sunday, Decemb. 11. Munday, Decemb. 12. Tuesday, Decemb. 13. Wednesday, Decemb. 14. Thursday, Decemb. 15. Friday, Decemb. 16. Saturday, Decemb. 17. Sunday, Decemb. 18. Munday, Decemb. 19. Tuesday, Decemb. 20. 11 January, Wednesday Thursday, Jan. 12. Friday, Jan. 13. Saturday, Jan. 14. Sunday, Jan. 15. Munday, Jan. 16. Tuesday, Jan. 17. Wednesday, Jan. 18. Thursday, Jan. 19. Friday, Jan. 20. Saturday, Jan. 21. Sunday, Jan. 22. Munday, Jan. 23. Tuesday, Jan. 24. Wednesday, Jan. 25. Thursday, Jan. 26. Friday, Jan. 27. Saturday, Jan. 28. Sunday, Jan. 29. Munday, Jan. 30. Tuesday, Jan. 31. Wednesday, Feb. 1. Friday, Feb. 3. Saturday, Feb. 4. Sunday, Feb. 5. Munday, Feb. 6. Tuesday, Feb. 7. Wednesday, Feb. 8. Thursday, Feb. 9.

October 24th - February 9th

39 Eliz.

A Journal of the Passages of the House of Commons in Parliament, holden at Westminster in Anno 39 Eliz. Reginæ, annoq; Dom. 1597. begun there on Munday the 24 of Octob. and Dissolved Febr. 9. Anno 40. ejusdem Reginæ.

1597.Oct. 24.

The Parliament assembles.

Chuseth Serj. Yelverton for their Speaker.

The Ninth Parliament of our Soveraign Lady Elizabeth by the grace of God of England, France, and Ireland Queen, defender of the Faith, &c. began at Westminster upon Munday Octob. 24, in the 39th year of her Majesties Reign; upon which day many of the Knights of the Shires, Citizens of the Cities, Burgesses of Burroughs, and Barons of the Cinque-Ports, did then make their appearance at Westminster, being returned into the said Parliament for the same Shires, Cities, Burroughs and Ports, before the Right Honourable the Earl of Nottingham Lord Steward of her Majesties most honourable Houshold: and having authority to chuse their Speaker, they made choice of Mr. Serjeant Yelverton to be their Speaker.

Chancellor of the Exchequer moves that none may hereafter enter the House with Spurs on, and pay the Serjeant his fees.

Thursday, Octob. 27.

On Thursday, Octob. 27. the House being set, and before Mr. Speaker went up unto her Majesty in the Upper House, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer moved, and admonished that none of this House should, after this present day, enter into the House with their Spurs on, for offending of others: and withal, that none do come into this House before they have paid the Serjeant's Fees due unto him, according to the accustomed usage of this House, in that case.

The Commons go to the Lords House.

Speaker approved, they return to the Lower House.

After which, Mr. Speaker, with the greatest number of this House, went towards the Upper House, there to attend her Majesties pleasure; and afterwards being admitted, the said Mr. Serjeant Yelverton was presented before her Majesty, and allowed of by her, according to the usual form in that case accustomed. And so returning to this House, he was Speaker, and took his place, and sat in the Chair.

A caution given that no Bill could be read this day, as was usual;

And then and there signified to this House, that whereas in former times the Order was, to have a Bill read before they did rise, the same could not be so done at this time, because her Majesty had in the Upper House adjourned this Parliament until Saturday next come seven-night, being the fifth day of November next coming, at eight of the clock in the Forenoon of the same day, till which time he said all the Members of this House might depart, and take their case: and so then every man went his way.

Saturday, Novemb. 5.

which proved a mistake of the Speakers.

On Saturday, Novemb. 5. the House met about eight of the clock in the Morning, having through a mere mistake and errour of the Speaker and themselves, conceived their House to have been adjourned by the Lord Keeper thefirst day of this Parliament, unto this present day.

The Bill against Forestallers, Regrators, and Engrossers, read the first time.

Mr. Finch shewing sundry great and horrible abuses committed by Vagrant and Idle persons, offensive both to God and the world, and further shewing the extream miserable estate of the Godly and honest sort of the poor Subjects of this Realm, moved for a Committee of this House to be selected for redress thereof.

Bill against those that take away Women against their will.

The Bill for the taking away the benefit of Clergy from Offenders against a Satute made 3 Hen. 7. concerning the taking away of Women again their wills, was read prima vice.

Sunday, Novemb. 6.

Munday, Novemb. 7.

On Munday, Novemb. 7. four Bills had each of them one reading; the last being the Bill against Forestallers, &c. was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Francis Bacon, the Citizens for London, York, Coventry, Bristol, and Gloucester, Mr. Nathaniel Bacon, and others, who were appointed to meet on Wednesday next at the Exchequer-Chamber at two of the clock in the Afternoon; and the Bill and Committees names were then delivered to Mr. Chancellor of the Dutchie.

The Bill for taking away of benefit of the Clergy from Offenders against the Statute made 3 Hen. 7. concerning the taking away of Women against their wills unlawfully, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Boyes, Mr. Finch, Mr. Bourcher, and M. Duport, to go presently into the Committee-chamber of this House; who taking the Bill with them, and returning again very soon after they had inserted into the Bill these words, viz. (hereafter to be committed) which words being read unto the House, and not well liked of, were stricken out, and these words were set down therein by consent of the House, viz. (to be committed after the end of this present Parliament) and were then twice read, and so the Bill upon the question was ordered to be ingrossed.

Tuesday, Novemb. 8.

On Tuesday, Novemb. 8. two Bills had each of them one reading, of which the second being the Bill touching the transporting of Sheep-skins and Pelts, was read prima vice.

Also two other Bills had each of them one reading, of which the second being the Bill for due performance of the last Will and Testament of George Durant, was upon the second reading committed unto Sir Edward Hobby, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Francis Maro, Sir Robert Wing field, Mr. Calthrope, Sir Thomas Cecil, and Sir James Harrington, who were appointed to meet to morrow in the Exchequer-Court at Two of the clock in the Afternoon.

A Bill to reform the number of superfluous and burthensome penal Laws, &c.

Sir Francis Hastings moved for the abridging and reforming of the excessive number of superfluous and burthensome penal Laws: which motion being seconded by Mr. Francis Bacon and others, the consideration of the management thereof, was committed to all the Privy-Council being Members of the House; all the Serjeants at Law likewise being Members of this House; all the Lawyers of this House, Mr. George Moore, Mr. Lukenor, Mr. Nathaniel Bacon, Mr. Rotherham, Mr. Comistie, Mr. Diggs, Mr. Crompton, Mr. Peake, Mr. Atturney of the Court of Wards, Mr. Colebrand, Mr. Atturney of the Dutchie, Mr. Tolerby, Mr. Culpepper, Dr. Bennet, Dr. James, Dr. Perkins, all the Knights of the Counties, and for the City of London returned into this House, Sir William Moore, Sir Edward Hobby, Sir Thomas Hobby, and Mr. Hubbert, who were appointed to meet in this House upon Thursday next at Two of the clock in the Afternoon.

Wednesday, Novemb. 9.

Bill to suppress the multitude of Maultsters.

On Wednesday, Novemb. 9. two Bills had each of them one reading: the second being the Bill to suppress the multitude of Maltsters, was upon the second reading committed unto Sir Robert Wroth, Mr. Hubbert, the Burgesses of Iork, Hull, Worcester, and Gloucester, Mr. Nathaniel Bacon and others, who were appointed to meet at Two of the clock this Afternoon in the Middle-Temple Hall.

Two other Bills had each of them one reading, of which the second being for the amendment of Weavers and Spinners Wages, was read prima vice.

The House began this day to name Committees touching Monopolies, and Patents of Priviledges; of which Sir John Fortescue, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Barker, Mr. Lawrence Hide, and some nine others being appointed, Mr. Secretary Cecil moved the House, the day being far spent, and the business in agitation of great weight, the nominating of the said Committee might be deferred until the day following, and that then it might be discussed and set down touching what matter the said Committee should treat: Whereupon, upon the question it was deferred accordingly.

Thursday, Novemb. 10.

On Thursday, Novemb. 10. the Bill for the establishing of the Town-lands of Wanting in the County of Berks to the relief of the Poor, amending of High-ways, and maintaining of a Schoolmaster in the Town of Wanting aforesaid, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Controler, the Knights for the County of Berks, Mr. Henry Nevil, Sir Humphry Foster, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Francis Moore, Mr. Oglethorp, Mr. Laurence Hide, Mr. Little, Mr. Tasborough, and Mr. Oldsworth, who were appointed to meet on Saturday next at Two of the clock in the Afternoon in this House.

Three other Bills had each of them one reading, of which the last, being the Bill for re-edisying the Town of Langford Estevor in the County of Somerset, was upon the second reading committed unto the Knights for the County of Somerset, Sir Francis Hastings, Mr. Hexte, all the Burgesses of Somerset-Shire, Mr. Edward philips, Mr. Alexander Popham, the Knights and Citizens for London, Sir Robert Wroth, Mr. Jerom Horsey, and Dr. James, who were appointed to meet on Munday next at Two of the clock in the Afternoon in the Middle-Temple Hall.

Mr. Walgrave moved touching the abuses of Licenses for Marriages granted by Ecclesiastical persons, and prayed that consideration may be had for reformation thereof by this House.

Friday, Novemb. 11.

On Friday, Novemb. 11. four Bills had each of them one reading, of which the first was the Bill concerning the Hospital of Warwick.

Dr. Wingfield, and Dr. James, do shew sundry great abuses by Licenses for Marriages without Banes, granted by Registers, and other inferior Officers.

Whereupon Sir Thomas Cecil moved for a Committee for drawing a Bill for reformation thereof; whereupon were nominated Sir Thomas Cecil, Mr. Fannel, Mr. Finch, Dr. James, Mr. Nathaniel Bacon, Mr. Robert Wingfield, and others, who were appointed to meet to morrow at Two of the clock in the Afternoon in GraysInn-hall.

Mr. Hexte moved touching the abuses in Probates of Wills.

Mr. Edward Hobby moved for a Committee for continuance of several Statutes; whereupon were nominated Mr. Atturney of the Dutchie, Mr. Atturney of the Court of Wards, Sir Robert Wroth, Mr. Sollicitor, Sir Edward Hobby, Mr. Francis Moore, Mr. Francis Bacon, all the Serjeants at Law being of this House, Sir William Moore, and others; and a note of the names of the Committees were delivered to Sir Robert Wroth, who with the rest were appointed to meet on Thursday next, in the Inner-Temple-hall, at Two of the clock in the Afternoon.

Saturday, Novemb. 12.

Bill for increase of Mariners, and maintenance of Navigation.

On Saturday, Novemb. 12. four Bills had each of them one reading, of which the first being the Bill for the repeal of the Statute of the 23 of her Majesties raign, intituled, An Act for the increase of Mariners, and maintenance of Navigation, was upon the second reading committed unto all the Burgesses of the Port-towns, all the Citizens of London, Tork, Hull, and Norwich, the Burgesses of Carnarvan, Mr. Miles Sands, and others, who were appointed to meet on Munday next at Two of the clock in the Afternoon in the Middle-Temple-hall.

Bill against counterseiting of Hands.

The Bill against the counterfeiting the Hands of the Lords, was read the second time, and upon the question committed unto all the Privy-Council being Members of this House, all the Serjeants at Law which are of this House, Mr. Brograve, Atturney of the Dutchy, Sir Thomas Hobby, and others, who were appointed to meet on Munday next at Two of the clock in the Afternoon in the Exchequer-chamber.

The Bill for the better answering of her Majesties Tenths and Subsidies from the Clergy, was upon the second reading committed to Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Nathaniel Bacon, Mr. Wingfield, Sir Edward Hobby, and others, who were appointed to meet upon Wednesday next at Two of the clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber, and the Bill was delivered unto Mr. Sollicitor.

Sir Robert Wroth, in the Bill to suppress the multitude of Maltsters, being one of the Committee, who with the rest had been appointed to meet on Wednesday last, shewed, the Committees have met and travail'd therein, and thought good to draw a new Bill, and so brought in both the old and the new Bill.

Sunday, Novemb. 13.

Munday, Novemb. 14.

On Munday, Novemb. 14. Mr. Laurence Hide, one of the Committees in the Bill for the Town of Wanting, shewed the meeting of the said Committees, and some amendments made by them in some parts of the said Bill; which said Amendments being twice read to the House, the Bill upon the Question was ordered to be ingrossed.

Mr. George Moore, one of the Committees in the Bill touching Armour and Weapons, shewed their meeting upon Saturday last, and requiring to have a new day of meeting, and that some of the Lawyers which are of this House being of this Committee, may then attend in the same. Whereupon day was given to meet again in this House, upon Wednesday next at Two of the clock in the Afternoon; and the Committees Names being then read by the Clerk, Mr. Serjeant Williams, Mr. Serjeant Harris, and Mr. Serjeant Heal were added unto them.

Mr. Francis Bacon, one of the selected Committees concerning Enclosures and Tillage, moved for a time to be appointed for the same selected Committees to impart their labour and travails therein to the general Committees, who were appointed in the same cause upon Saturday the fifth of this instant November, to the end that thereupon the same may afterwards be reported unto this House accordingly. Whereupon it was ordered, that they should for that purpose meet in this House to morrow at Two of the clock in the Afternoon.

Bill for repressing Robberies and touching Hue and Cry, rejected.

The Bill for repressing of Robberies and touching Hue-and-crie, after the second reading, upon question for commitment, was denied to be committed; and upon another Question for the ingrossing, was denied to be ingrossed, and so rejected.

Tuesday, Novemb. 15.

On Tuesday, Novemb. 15. five Bills had each of them one reading, of which the first being a Bill for extirpation of Beggars, was read prima vice.

Mr. Serjeant Drew and Dr. Stanhop brought from the Lords the Bill lately passed in this House for taking away the benefit of Clergy from Offenders against the Statute made 3 Hen. 7. concerning the taking away of Women against their Wills unlawfully; which Bill their Lordships have also passed, with a Proviso thereunto annexed by their Lodships.

The Bill concerning the establishing of the Town-lands of Wanting in the County of Berks, was read the third time, and was passed upon the Question.

Wednesday, Novemb. 16.

On Wednesday, Novemb. 16. Four Bills had each of them one reading, of which the last, being the Bill for the Town of Northampton, was upon the second reading committed to the Knights for the County of Northampton, and the Burgesses of the Town of Northampton, Mr. Edward Montague, Sir Edward Hobby, and others, who were appointed to meet at Two a clock in the Afternoon of this day, at Sir Thomas Cecil's house.

The Bill for keeping of Horses from stealing, was upon the second reading committed to Mr. Hubbert, Sir Robert Wroth, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Porteington, Sir William Brereton, Mr. Henry Nevil, Mr. Pennington, and others, who were appointed to meet to morrow in the Afternoon in the Middle-Temple-hall.

The Proviso which came from the Lords in the Bill for taking away the benefit of Clergie from certain Offenders, in a Bill lately passed this House and sent up to the Lords, was three times read, and passed upon the Question.

Thursday, Novemb. 17.

On Thursday, Novemb. 17. two Bills had each of them one reading; of which, one concerning Lands and Debts of Sir Henry Hatton Kt. deceased, had its first reading.

Bill for erecting houses of Correction, and punishment of Rogues and sturdy Beggars

The Bill also for erecting Houses of Correction, and the punishment of Rogues and sturdy Beggars, was read the first time.

Friday, Novemb. 18.

Bill for Hospitals and Workhouses.

On Friday, Novemb. 18. twelve Bills had each of them one reading, of which the last, being a Bill for erecting of Hospitals and Working-houses for the Poor, was upon the second reading committed unto Sir Edward Hart, Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Tasborough, all the Readers of the Middle-Temple, Mr. Boyes, Mr. Henry Bellasis and others, who were to meet this Afternoon at Two of the clock in the Middle-Temple hall.

The Bill concerning the Hospital of Warwick, read the second time, and committed to the Knights for Warwick-shire, the Burgesses of Warwick, Mr. Lindsey, Sir Francis Hastings, Mr. Recorder of London, Dr. Cesar, Mr. Fulke Grevil, Sir Robert Wroth and others, who were appointed to meet on Wednesday next at Two of the clock in the Afternoon in the Exchequer-chamber.

Saturday, Novemb. 19.

On Saturday, Novemb. 19. Four Bills had each of them one reading, of which the last, being a Bill for erecting houses of Correction, &c. was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. George Moore, Mr. Atturney of the Dutchie, Mr. Atturney of the Court of Wards, Mr. Francis Bacon, Sir Thomas Cecil, Sir William Moore, Sir Robert Wroth, Mr. Recorder of London, and others, who were appointed to meet on Tuesday next in the Afternoon at the MiddleTemple-hall.

Sunday, Novemb. 20.

Munday, Novemb. 21.

Bill against Bastardy.

On Munday, Novemb. 21. the Bill against Barstardie was read the second time, and committed to the former Committees in the Bill for erecting of houses of Correction, &c. to meet at the former time and place. Also the Bill for the employment of the Poor, and to restrain them from Idleness, was read the second time, and committed to the former Committees, and to meet at the same time and place.

The Bill for the Lord Montjoy had its first reading.

The Bill concerning the Lands and Debts of Sir Henry Hatton Kt. deceased, was read the second time, and committed unto Mr. Controuler, Sir Thomas Cecil, Sir William Cornwallis, Mr. Recorder and others, who were appointed to meet on Wednesday next at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon in the Exchequer-chamber.

Tuesday, Novemb. 22.

On Tuesday, Novemb. 22. the Bill for the necessary Habitation and Relief of the Poor, and Lame, and Blinde in every Parish, was read the second time, and committed unto the former Committees for erecting houses of Correction, &c.

The Bill for relief of Hospitals, poor Prisoners, and others impoverished by casual Losses, was upon the second reading committed to the former Committees for erecting houses of Correction, &c. Also the Bill for setting the Poor on work, was read the second time, and dashed upon the third Question for the Committee, and rejected upon the Question for ingrossing.

The Bill for relieving of the Poor out of Impropriations and other Church-livings, was read the second time; and after some speeches both with and against the Bill, upon the doubtfulness of the double Question for the committing, was upon the division of the House rejected, with the difference of 29 voices, with the Yea 117. and with the No 146.

Three Bills were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Controuler, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer and others, of which the two last were, one for the establishing of the Town-lands of Wanting in the County of Berks to the relief of the Poor, and the last was for a repeal of a Statute made 13 of her Majesties reign, intituled, An Act for the increase of Mariners, and maintenance of Navigation.

The Bill concerning certain Lands of Sir John Spencer Kt. Dame Mary his Wife, and Robert his Son, was read prima vice.

Three other Bills had each of them one reading, of which the second, being the Bill for Arthur Hatch, was uppon the second reading committed unto Mr. Sands, Mr. Philips, Mr. Finch, Mr. Francis Popham, Sir Robert Wroth and others, who were appointed to meet on Thursday next at Two of the clock in the Afternoon in the Middle-Temple-hall.

Wednesday, Novemb. 23.

On Wednesday, Novemb. 23. Four Bills had each of them one reading, of which the last, being the Bill concerning Leases made by the Archbishops and Bishops, was upon the second reading rejected upon the question for committing, and so likewise upon the question for ingrossing.

The Bill for repealing part of the Charter granted to the Town of Yarmouth, was upon the second reading committed to Sir Ro bert Wroth, Mr. Fulk Grevil, all the Burgesses of the Port-towns, the Knights for Norfolk and Suffolk, Mr. Nathaniel Bacon, and others, who were appointed to meet on Friday at Two of the clock in the Afternoon in the Exchequer-chamber.

Thursday, Novemb. 24.

On Thursday, Novemb. 24. seven Bills had each of them one reading, of which the last being the Bill for punishment of certain Felontes hereafter to be committed, was upon the second reading committed unto the former Committees for the relief of the Poor, &c. and Mr. Wiseman, Mr. Little, and Mr. Let were added unto them, and the Bill delivered to Mr. Wroth, who with the rest were appointed to meet this Afternoon in the Middle-Temple-hall.

The Bill that Lessees many enjoy their Leases against certain Patentees in certain cases, was read the first time.

The Bill concerning George Durant was read the third time, and after many Speeches, both with and against the Bill, and some tending to amendments to be made in some parts of the same, it was in the end deferred from being put to the Question until Saturday next, upon some expectation that the parties concerned in the mean time might come to some good end among themselves, without any further troubling of this House.

Friday, Novemb. 25.

On Friday, Novemb. 25. Four Bills had each of them one reading, of which the last, being the Bill concerning the Lands and Tenements of Sir John Spencer, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Winch, Sir Robert Wroth, Mr. Rotheram, Mr. Henry Yelverton, Mr. Luke, Sir Richard Knightley, Mr. Henry Hubberd, Mr. Robert Wingfield, the Knights of Bedfordshire, and Mr. Bourcher; and the Bill was delivered to Sir Robert Wroth, who, with the rest, were appointed to meet at the Middle-Temple-hall to morrow at Two of the clock in the Afternoon.

The Bill for assurance of certain Lands and Tenements unto Robert Cotton Esq;, was upon the second reading committed to the former Committees in the Bill concerning Sir John Spencer, and at the same time and place; and there were added unto them Sir John Hungerford, Mr. William Cecil, and others.

The Bill concerning the draining of certain Lands and Grounds in Norfolk, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Nathaniel Bacon, Sir Anthony Cope, Mr. Henry Yelverton, Mr. Henry Spilman, Sir Robert Wroth, and others, who were appointed to meet upon Munday next at Two a clock in the Afternoon in the Exchequer-chamber.

The Bill for the increase of people for the service of the Realm, was read the first time.

Mr. Secretary Cecil moved the second reading of this Bill to morrow, and wished all the Members of this House to be present at the same, and provided, as they shall think fit, to employ their endeavour and Speeches to the furtherance of the proceedings in the said Bill: whereupon it was agreed, that both this Bill, and also that for increase of Tillage, shall both of them be read tomorrow.

Saturday, Nov. 26.

On Saturday, Nov. 26. four Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being the Bill for inrolling and exemplifying of Defeazances, was upon the second reading committed unto Sir Edward Hobby, Mr. Lieutenant of the Tower, Mr. Francis Moore, Mr. Edward Luknor, and others: who were appointed to meet on Tuesday next at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

The Bill concerning Transportation of Sheep-skins and Pelts over Seas, was read the second time, and committed to Sir Robert Carie, the Burgesses of Newcastle, Barwick, Northampton, and Lincoln, Mr. Francis Moore, and others: who are appointed to meet on Tuesday next at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

The Bill for Husbandry and Tillage was upon the second reading committed to Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Yelverton, Mr. Tasborough, the Citizens of all Cities, Mr. Green, and others: who was appointed to meet on Tuesday next at two of the clock in the afternoon, in this House.

Sunday, Nov. 27.

Munday, Nov. 28.

On Munday, Nov. 28. two Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being the Bill for the City of Bristol, was upon the second reading committed to Dr. James, Mr. Francis Moore, the Citizens of Bristol, Gloucester, Bath and Wells, Mr. Green, and others: who were appointed to meet this afternoon at two of the clock, in the Middle-Temple-hall.

Mr. Coombs and Mr. Henry Powle being Members of this House, shewed, They were this day served with a Subpæna ad testificand. in the Star-chamber, by Anne the wife of Thomas Wye Gent. and so moving for priviledge, the Serjeant of the House was thereupon charged to bring in the said Anne to appear in this House to answer the Contempt.

The Bill for increase of people for the strength and defence of the Realm, upon the second reading, after many Speeches, all tending to the good liking and furthering of the said Bill, it was ordered to be committed unto the former Committees in the Bill of Tillage; so, with a Note of the Names of the Committees, the Bill was delivered unto Mr. Controuler.

Mr. Atturney-General and Dr. Stanhopp brought from the Lords a Bill, entituled, An Act for the better explanation of a Statute made 13 Rginæ, cap. 4. concerning Tellers and Receivers, &c. and shewed, that their Lordships did especially recommend the said Bill to this House.

Three other Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being a Bill for erecting of Hospitals, or Abiding and Workinghouses for the Poor, had its third reading; and after many Speeches both with and against the Bill, it was ordered upon the Question to be recommitted to the former Committees; and the Bill, with a Note of the Committees Names, were delivered to Mr. Boyes.

Bill against the excessive Fees of Ecclesiastical Judges, &c.

The Bill against excessive Fees of Ecclesiastical Judges, and of their Officers and Ministers, was this day in the afternoon delivered to Mr. Speaker.

Tuesday, Nov. 29.

On Tuesday, Nov. 29. eight Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being the Bill for repairing the bridges of Newport, and Carlion in the County of Monmouth, was upon the second reading eommitted unto all the Knights for all the Shires, and Burgesses for all the Burroughs in Wales, Monmouthshire, and the Citizens for Bristal and Gloucester, Mr. Serjeant Williams, Mr. Pembridge, and Mr. Oldsworth: who were appointed to meet on Thursday next in the Exchequer-chamber, at two of the clock in the afternoon.

The Bill for the Town of Northamp. was read the third time, and upon the doubtfulness of the Question, twice put, was dashed upon the division of the House by the difference of 53 voices, viz. with the No 153, and with the Yea but 100.

The Bill for Arthur Hatch was read the third time, and passed upon the Question; the learned Counsel on both sides heretofore having been heard, as well before the Committees as before this House at the bar.

Wednesday, Nov. 30.

On Wednesday, Nov. 30. four Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last was for the prohibiting of bringing into this Realm of any forreign Cards for Wooll.

The Amendments and Additions in the Bill for the erecting of houses of Correction, and places of punishment of Rogues and sturdy Beggars, being twice read, upon the Question was ordered to be ingrossed.

The Bill concerning the possessions of the Bishoprick of Norwich, was upon the second reading committed to Mr. Stevenson, Mr. Henry Hubberd, Mr. Henry Warner, the Burgesses of Norwich and Lynn, Mr. Nathaniel Bacon, and others; and the Bill was delivered to Mr. Henry Warner: who with the rest were appointed to meet to morrow at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

Bill for relief of the Poor.

Mr. Finch one of the Committees in the sundry former Bills for the relief of the Poor, shewed the meetings and travel of the said Committees in sundry of the said Bills; in some of which as they have not as yet throughly proceeded, so he delivereth in a new Bill for the relief of the Poor into this House.

Thursday, Decemb. 1.

On Thursday, Decemb. 1. two Bills were each of them read the first time; of which, the former was a Bill for provision of a Preacher in the Tower of London.

Two other Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being for maintenance and reparation of Stains-bridge and Egham-Cawsey, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Geo.Moore, Sir Robert Wroth, Mr. Amersham, and others: who were appointed to meet to morrow in the afternoon at two of the clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.

Also four other Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being a Bill against Forestallers, &c. was read the third time, and after sundry Speeches both with and against it, it passed upon the Question.

Bill about Logwood for Dying.

Two other Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being the Bill for the better execution of the Statute made 13 Reginæ, for the establishing of Logwood alias Blockwood, in the dying of Cloath, Wooll, or Yarn, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

Friday, Decemb. 2.

On Friday, Decemb. 2. the Bill for the establishing of an Award made between Edmond Cotton Gent. and Thomas Harvie Yeoman, read prima vice.

Bill to prevent double payment of Book-debts.

Four other Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being a Bill to prevent double payment of Debts upon Shopbooks, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Jackson, Mr. Maynard, Mr. George Moore, Sir Edward Hobby, Mr. Wingfield, Sir Francis Hastings, and others; who are appointed to meet to morrow at two of the clock in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

Saturday, Decemb. 3.

On Saturday, Decemb. 3. Four Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being the Bill for the speedy punishment of certain Felons, and the manner of their delivery, was read the first time.

The Amendments in the Bill for Bristol being twice read, the Bill was ordered to be ingrossed.

The Bill for recovery of surrounded waste Marshes and watery Grounds in the Isle of Ely, Counties of Cambridge, Huntington, Northampton, Lincoln, and Norfolk, was upon the second reading committed unto Sir Thomas Cecill, the Knights of Norfolk, Northampton, Lincoln, Cambridge, Huntington, Sussex, and Bedford, the Burgesses of the Burroughs in the said Shires, Mr. Oxborough, and others: who were appointed to meet this afternoon at two of the clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.

The Bill for the Hospital called Nevil's Hospital in the County of York, had its third reading; and upon a Motion to have Mr. Burde Master of the said Hospital heard, before the Bill be put to the Question for the passing, day was given him to be heard with his Counsel in this House upon Munday next.

Five Bills were sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons by Mr. Controuler and others; of which, the first was the Bill against Forestallers, &c. the second concerning Arthur Hatch, and the third was for the abolishing of Logwood alias Blockwood in dying of Cloaths.

The Bill that Leassees may enjoy their Leases, against Patentees in some certain cases, was upon the second reading committed unto Sir Francis Hastings, Sir Thomas Hungerford, Mr. Sollicitor, Sir Thomas Hobby, Sir Thomas Conisby, Mr. Yelverton, Mr. Controuler, Mr. Henry Hubberd, Mr. Wiseman, Sir Robert Wroth, and others: who were appointed to meet on Tuesday next in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber; and the parties concerned to bring their Counsel before the Committees.

Decemb. 4. Sunday.

Munday, Decemb. 5.

On Munday, Decemb. 5. six Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being a Bill for erecting of houses of Correction and punishment of Rogues and Beggars, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

The Proviso in the Bill for draining of certain over-flown and surrounded Grounds in the County of Norfolk, was twice read, and the Bill and Proviso were ordered to be ingrossed.

Six Bills were this morning sent up to the Lords; of which, the two principal were, one concerning the Lands of Sir Henry Hatton, and the other to give power to Sir John Spencer, and Dame Mary his Wife, and Robert their Son, to alienate certain Mannors and Lands in the County of Somerset.

The Bill concerning Tellers and Receivers, &c. was upon the second reading committed to all the Privy Counsellors of this House, all the Serjeants at Law being of this House, Sir Oliver Lambert, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Tasborough, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Controuler, Mr. George Moore, and others: who were appointed to meet in the Exchequer-chamber to morrow in the afternoon.

Dr. Muffet one of the Burgesses of Wilton, being licensed to depart, left 2 s. 6 d. with the Clerk of the House for the Poor and the Minister.

Tuesday, Decemb. 6.

On Tuesday, Decemb. 6. five Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being a Bill for establishing an Award made between Edward Cotton Gent. and Thomas Harvey Yeoman, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Serjeant Harries, Mr. Henry Warner, Mr. Edward Lukener, Mr. Recorder of London, and others; who were appointed to meet to morrow in the afternoon, in the Middle-Temple-hall.

The Amendments in the Bill for the Lord Montjoy being twice read, the Lord Marquiss of Winchester, and the Lord Montjoy, with their learned Counsel, were heard at the bar of this House, before the said Bill and Amendments were put to the Question for ingrossing; and after their departure, the said Bill and Amendments was upon the Question ordered to be ingrossed.

Bill against lewd wandring pretended Souldiers and Mariners.

Wednesday, Decemb. 7.

On Wednesday, Decemb. 7. five Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being the Bill against lewd wandring persons pretending themselves to be Souldiers or Mariners, was upon the second reading committed unto Sir William Moore, Mr. George Moore, and others: who were appointed to meet this afternoon in the Exchequer-chamber.

The Bill also against stealers of Corn and Fruit, was upon the first and second reading committed to the former Committees in the Bill against lewd persons, &c.

The Bill against stretching and taintering of Northern Cloath, was read the second time, and ordered to be ingrossed.

The Bill for suppressing the multitude of Maultsters was read the second time, and committed to the Burgesses of York, Mr. Winch, Mr. Yelverton, Mr. Lukenor, and others: who were appointed to meet to morrow in the afternoon, in the Middle-Temple-hall.

Bill for increase of people.

The Bill for increase of people for the strength and defence of the Realm, had its first reading.

Post Meridiem.

Subsidy-bill.

The Bill for granting unto her Majesty six Fifteens and Tenths, and three entire Subsidies, was read the first time.

Thursday, Decemb. 8.

On Thursday, Decemb. 8. three Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the third being the Bill for the better staying of Corn within the Realm, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. George Moore, Mr. Wiseman, Mr. Edmund Bacon, Mr. Colefield, Mr. Berkby, and others: who were appointed to meet to morrow in the afternoon, in the Middle-Temple-hall.

The Bill against the bringing in of forreign Cards for Wooll, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Serjeant Harries, Mr. Serjeant Heale, the Knights and Burgesses for London, Mr. Hubberd, and others: who were appointed to meet to morrow in the afternoon, in the Middle-Temple-hall.

The Bill concerning Fustians was upon the second reading committed unto the former Committees.

The Bill for the increase of people for the strength and service of this Realm, was upon the second reading committed unto all the Privy Counsellors being of this House, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Mountague, Sir Thomas Cecill, Mr. Pelham, and others: who were appointed to meet this afternoon in the Exchequer-chamber.

Bill to alter the nature of Gavil-kind.

Three other Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the first being the Bill to alter the nature of Gavil-kind, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

The Proviso in the Bill concerning the Town-lands of Wanting, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

Friday, Decemb. 9.

On Friday, Decemb. 9. four Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being the Bill for the retaining, well ordering, and governing of Mariners and Sea-men, was upon the second reading committed unto all the Burgesses of the Port-Towns, the Burgesses for York, the Knights and Citizens for London, Dr. Cesar, Mr. Whally, and others: who were appointed to meet on Munday next in the afternoon, in Middle-Temple-hall.

The Bill for establishing of good order in Grammar-schools was read the second time, and upon the several Questions for committing and ingrossing, was rejected.

Bill to confirm the Statute-Merchant.

Six other Bills had each of them one reading; the last being a Bill for the confirmation of Statutes-Merchant acknowledged in the City of Lincoln, and Town corporate of Nottingham, was upon the second reading ordered to be ingrossed.

Seven Bills were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Controuler and others; of which, one was the Bill concerning Fustians, and another for the repairing of Stains-bridge and Egham-cawsey.

The Bill for Tillage and Husbandry was read the first time.

The Amendments in the Bill for the recovery of certain waste marish and watery Grounds in the Isle of Ely, and the Counties of Cambridge, Huntington, Northampton, Lincoln, Norfolk, and Suffolk, being twice read, the Bill upon the Question was ordered to be ingrossed.

The Bill for the Lord Marquiss of Winchester, upon the second reading was committed unto Mr. Wingfield, Dr. Cesar, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Henry Mountague, Mr. Francis Moore, and others: who were appointed to meet to morrow in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

Saturday, Decemb. 10.

On Saturday, Decemb. 10. three Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being a Bill against the decay of Highways in the Counties of Sussex and Surrey, was read the first time.

The Amendments in the Bill against stealing of Corn and Fruit, was twice read, and the Bill thereupon ordered to be ingrossed.

Three other Bills also had each of them one reading; of which, the second being the Bill for the well ordering of such as do practise the Science of Chirurgery, was read the second time, and after the doubtfulness of the Question three several times put, it was upon the division of the House dashed with the difference of 29 Voices, viz. with the No 102, and with the Yea 72.

Two Bills were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, and others; together with a third, being for the explanation of the Statute made 5 Reginæ, concerning Labourers.

Mr. Wiseman one of the Committees in the Bill against bringing in of forreign Cards for Wooll, shewed the meetings of the Committees, and that eleven of the Committees did onely meet, and six of them do well like of the Bill, and five do not; and so deliver'd in the said Bill, and referred the further consideration thereof to the House.

Mr. Serjeant Drewe and Dr. Stanhopp brought from the Lords two Bills lately passed in this House, and now also passed with their Lordships, with some Additions and Amendments; the one of them being for erecting of Hospitals, or Abiding and Workinghouses for the Poor, and the other for the establishing of the Queens Hospital in Bristol, and for the relief of the Poor and Orphans there.

Sunday, Decemb. 11.

Munday, Decemb. 12.

On Munday, Decemb. 12. the Bill for redressing the abuses and deceits used in Painting, upon the second reading was committed unto Mr. George Moore, Mr. Fettiplace, Sir William Cornwallis, Mr. Recorder of London, and others: who were to meet to morrow in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

The Bill for confirming the Letters-Patents granted to the Merchant-Adventurers of the City of Exeter, was upon the second reading committed unto the Knights and Citizens for London, the Burgesses for York, Lynn, and Newcastle, Mr. Serjeant Heale, and others: who were appointed to meet this afternoon in the Middle-Temple-hall.

The Bill against the buying of Armour brought from beyond the Seas, was read the second time, and rejected upon the several Questions for the committing and ingrossing.

Bill for a Preacher in the Tower of London.

The Bill for provision of a Preacher in the Tower of London, was upon the second reading committed unto all the Privy Counsellors of this House, Mr. Henry Hubbert, Mr. Lieutenant of the Tower, Mr. Recorder of London, and others: who were appointed to meet to morrow in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

The Bill also for building of a bridge over the River Wye, was upon the second reading committed unto Sir Robert Wroth, Mr. Herbert Crofts, Mr. Serjeant Williams, Mr. Robert Knowls, Sir John Scudamore, Mr. Creswell, and others: who were appointed to meet to morrow in the afternoon, in the Middle-Temple-hall.

The Bill for the Lord Thomas Howard, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Francis Moore, Mr. Winch, Mr. Sollicitor, and others: who were appointed to meet upon Wednesday next in the afternoon, in the Treasury-chamber.

The Bill for the relief of the Poor was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

Tuesday, Decemb. 13.

On Tuesday, Decemb. 13. six Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being a Bill for the true making of Daggers, Swords, and Rapiers, and of the blades of every of them, was read the second time, and rejected upon the several Questions for the committing and ingrossing.

The Amendments in the Bill for Bristol, was thrice read, and passed.

The Bill for the recovery of certain waste, marish, and watery Grounds in the Isle of Ely, and the Counties of Cambridge, Huntington, Northampton, Lincoln, Norfolk, and Suffolk, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question. Which Bill, and also the Bill for the relief of the poor which passed the House yesterday, were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Controuler and others.

The Bill for Husbandry and Tillage was read the second time; and after some Amendments therein by some of the Committees in the Committee-chamber of this House, the said Amendments being twice read, the Bill was ordered to be ingrossed.

Wednesday, Decemb. 14.

On Wednesday, Decemb. 14. five Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being the Bill for granting of three Sub sidies, and six Fifteens and Tenths, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

Mr. Atturney-General and Dr. Stanhopp brought from the Lords a Bill lately passed in this House, entituled, An Act for the explanation of the Statute made I Eliz. concerning Labourers, shewing, that their Lordships have likewise passed the same, with some Amendments.

Two other Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being a Bill for the establishing of the possessions of the Bishoprick of Norwich, was read the third time, and staid from being put to the Question for passing till to morrow, that the Counsel of one Mr. Leicester might be heard in this House.

Friday next is appointed to hear the Counsel learned of and concerning the Cause of Leassees and Patentees.

Thursday, Decemb. 15.

On Thursday, Decemb. 15. two Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being the Bill for the lawful making of Bayes, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

The Amendments in the Bill for the relieving of Cloathiers, concerning the weight of short, broad, and colour'd Cloaths to be made in the Counties of Suffolk and Essex, were twice read, and ordered to be committed.

Observation of a Ceremony of ancient custom used in the House of Com.

The Bill for better staying of Corn within the Realm, passed upon the Question; and upon the division of the House, after many Arguments, with the difference of 29 Voices, viz. with the Yea 124, and with the No 85. Whereupon after a Motion, that according to the ancient custom of this House, all the Members of the same which did speak against the passing of the said Bill, should go forth of the House to bring in the Bill into the House again, together with the residue of the Members of this House which went out before with the passing of the said Bill, wherein as sundry Speeches were used pro & contra; so at last it was resolved, it should be so done and observed for orders sake accordingly. And then all the Members of this House being gone forth, saving Mr. Speaker and the Clerk, Mr. Controuler brought in the Bill in his hand, accompanied with all the Members of this House, and delivered the same Bill to Mr. Speaker according to the ancient former use of this House in that behalf observed.

Friday, Decemb. 16.

On Friday, Decemb. 16. five Bills had each of them the third reading, and passed upon the Question; of which, one was against the stretching and taintering of Northern Cloath, and another against the transporting of Sheep-skins and Pelts: And a little after all the said Bills were passed in the House, they were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Controuler and others.

The Bill for confirmation of the Joynture of Christian Lady Sands, was upon the second reading committed to Mr. Controuler, Mr. Secretary, Mr. Brodgrave Atturney of the Dutchie, Sir William Moore, Mr. Edward Lukenor, Sir Francis Hastings, and others: who were appointed to meet to morrow in the afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.

After many Arguments in the Bill for increase of people for the service and strength of the Realm, both for and against it, a Motion was made, That a Proviso ingrossed in Parchment might be added to the same Bill; which being thrice read, and the Bill and Proviso put to the Question, the same did pass upon the Question, and it was then ordered, that the said Proviso should be inserted and written in the end of the said Bill, as parcel thereof.

The usual Ceremony dispensed withal for this time.

Saturday, Decemb. 17.

On Saturday, Decemb. 17. the Bill for relief of Cloathiers, concerning weight of short, broad, coloured Cloaths to be made within the Counties of Suffolk and Essex, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question; and after upon the division of the House, with the difference of 26 Voices, viz. with the Yea 105, and with the No 79: Which being done, and a Motion thereupon made by some, That those that did sit against the Bill, might rise and go forth to fetch and bring in the Bill into this House, accompanied with the residue of the Members of this House, according to the ancient Orders in such cases used, Mr. Speaker did thereupon move, That in regard of the pretiousness of the present time, the Parliament being so neer an end, it might please this House, in yielding and assenting to the due allowance of the right of the said Order in the said course thereof, in the ceremony of bringing in this Bill, the execution of the same may be at this time omitted, in regard of the shortness of the same time; and was thereupon so assented unto, and ordered accordingly upon the Question.

The Bill for Husbandry and Tillage was read the third time, and passed upon the Question; and after many Arguments, was sent up to the Lords by Mr. Secretary and others.

Sunday, Decemb. 18.

Munday, Decemb. 19.

On Munday, Decemb. 19. the Amendments in the Bill concerning the confirmation and establishment of the deprivation of divers Bishops in the beginning of her Majesties Reign, being thrice read, the Bill with the Amendments, passed upon the Question.

Two other Bills had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill against lewd and wandering persons pretending themselves to be Souldiers or Mariners, was read the third time, and referred, after sundry Speeches, to Sir Robert Wroth, and others, to go up presently into the Committee-chamber of this House, to amend some parts of the said Bill according to some of the said Motions.

Mr. Atturney-General and Dr. Stanhopp brought from the Lords a Bill passed with their Lordships, entituled, An Act for the confirmation of the Subsidy granted by the Clergie, and shewed, that their Lordships do recommend the same to this House for the speedy expedition of the same Bill in this House.

The Bill for confirmation of the Subsidy granted by the Clergy, prima vice lect.

Mr. Atturney-General and Dr. Stanhopp brought from the Lords a Bill lately passed with their Lordships, with the good assent and agreement of the Parties, entituled, An Act of Parliament for Arthur Hatch her Majesties Ward, for enjoying the Rectory and Parsonage of South-Moulton in the County of Devon, for certain years, reserving the usual Rent.

Tuesday, Decemb. 20.

On Tuesday, Decemb. 20. the Bill for confirmation of the Subsidy granted by the Clergy, was read the second time, and passed upon the Question.

Mr. Recorder of London, one of the Committees in the Bill against lewd and wandering persons pretending themselves to be Souldiers or Mariners, shewed, That they had mended the said Bill in some parts thereof; which Amendments being twice read to the House, and before any allowance for the third reading of them, sundry Members of this House did argue to the parts of the said Bill and Amendments, both with and against it. After which, Committees were appointed in the said Bill against wandering Souldiers and Mariners; and also in the Bill concerning Leassees and Patentees, against the next sitting of this Court; and to meet to morrow in the afternoon, in the Middle-Temple hall, who were as followeth: Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Brodgrave Atturney of the Dutchie, Sir George Carewe, Mr. Hunt, and others; together with all other Committees in all other Bills formerly committed by this House, and not as yet expedited: all which are to meet at the aforesaid time and place, concerning such Bills as are committed unto them.

The House adjourned to the next month.

This day this Court was adjourned until the 11th of January next coming, at eight of the clock in the morning, by her Majesties commandment; and so likewise the Upper House.

11 January, Wednesday

Upon which 11 of January, being Wednesday, the House met again, and without any other further ceremony, proceeded in such ordinary Bills and businesses as had been left unperfected in the former meeting: The first of which (that is expressed in the Original Journal-book of the House of Commons) was the giving of the first reading unto the Amendments and Provisoes of the Lords, added unto the Bill lately passed in the House, and sent up to their Lordships, and again returned by them with the said Amendments and Provisoes, being entituled, An Act for erecting of houses of Correction for punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds, and sturdy Beggars.

The Amendments and Proviso of the Lords in the Bill lately passed in this House, for the relief of the Poor, was this day read in this House, for the first reading of the said Amendments and Proviso.

The Bill for Arthur Hatch her Majesties Ward, for enjoying the Rectory and Parsonage of South-Moulton in the County of Devon for certain years, reserving the usual Rent, was read the first time.

The Bill concerning the Highway - lands of Alisbury in the County of Bucks, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Lee, the Burgesses of Alisbury, Mr. Boyer, and others: who were appointed to meet this afternoon in the Inner-Temple-hall.

The Amendments and Proviso in the Bill to prevent double payment of Debts upon Shop-books, was deferred until to morrow to be considered of, for perfecting of the same, above in the Committee-chamber of this House.

Lastly, the Bill for taking away the benefit of Clergy from Robbers of houses in the day-time, though no person be therein, was read the first time.

Thursday, Jan. 12.

On Thursday, Jan. 12. three Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being the Bill for the due execution of Ordinances made in Corporations, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Philips, Mr. Serjeant Warberton, Mr. Finch, Mr. Wingfield, Mr. Pelham, and others: who were appointed to meet to morrow in the afternoon, at Serjeants-Inne in Chancery-lane.

The Bill for the Hundred of Beynersh alias Beynerst, in the County of Berks, was read the second time, and upon the Question it was ordered to be ingrossed.

The Amendments this day made by some of the Members of this House above in the Committee-chamber, in the Bill to prevent double payment of Debts upon Shop-books, were twice read, and upon the Question ordered to be ingrossed.

The Amendments and Provisoes of the Lords in the Bill lately passed in this House, entituled, An Act for erecting of houses of Correction and punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds, and sturdy Beggars, being twice read for the second and third reading of the same Amendments and Provisoes, were together with the said Bill, after sundry Speeches first had, referred to the further consideration and examination of Sir Walter Rawleigh, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Lukenor, Mr. Wingfield, Sir Edward Hobby, Sir William Cornwallis, Mr. Hext, Mr. Robert Wroth, and Mr. Serjeant Harries: who were appointed to meet this afternoon, together with the other Committees against wandering Souldiers and Mariners, at Serjeants-Inne in Chancery-lane.

The Bill to reform Deceits and breaches of Trusts touching Lands given to charitable uses, was read the first time.

Friday, Jan. 13.

On Friday, Jan. 13. two Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being the Bill concerning Garret de Malmes, and John Hunger, Merchants strangers, was upon the second reading committed to the Knights and Burgesses of London, Mr. Tho. Smyth, Sir Walter Rawleigh, Mr. Oldsworth, and others: who were appointed to meet on Munday in the afternoon, at Serjeants-Inne in Chancery-lane.

Two other Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being the Bill for the suppressing of unlawful and unsized bread, was upon the second reading committed unto the Knights and Citizens of London, Mr. Edward Hubbert, the Burgesses of Chester, Worcester, Oxford, Bristol, Winchester, and Cambridge, Serjeant Harries, and others: who were appointed to meet to morrow in the afternoon, at Serjeants Inne in Chancery-lane.

Mr. John Act on one of the Burgesses for Droyt in the County of Worcester, is for his special businesses, licensed by Mr. Speaker to depart.

Saturday, Jan. 14.

On Saturday, Jan. 14. two Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being the Bill to avoid Deceit and breaches of Trust touching Lands given to charitable uses, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Serjeant Harries, the Knights and Burgesses for London, Mr. Miles Sands, and others: who were appointed to meet upon Munday next in the afternoon, at SerjeantsInne in Chancery-lane.

The Bill for Arthur Hatch her Majesties Ward, for enjoying the Rectory and Parsonage of South Moulton in the County of Devon, for certain years, reserving the usual Rent, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

Sir Walter Rawleigh renewing the Motion for Conference to be prayed with the Lords concerning their Lordships Amendments and Provisoes in the Bill concerning erecting houses of Correction and Punishment of Rogues and sturdy Beggars, for the better reconciling of them with the Bill now begun against wandering Souldiers and Mariners; it was thereupon thought convenient by the House, that the said Sir Walter Rawleigh, accompanied with a convenient number of this House, should presently repair to the Upper House, to move for the said Conference accordingly.

Which Conference the Lords granted, and appointed six of themselves to meet with a convenient number of this House, upon Munday next at eight a clock in the morning, in the second chamber of the Upper House.

Sunday, Jan. 15.

Munday, Jan. 16.

On Munday, Jan. 16. two Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the first being the Bill for explanation of and addition to an Act made 5 Reginæ, for maintenance of the Navy, was read prima vice.

Sir Edward Hobby moved, That the Serjeant of the House be commanded to call one ---- Leicester to appear in this House for serving a Subpæna on Sir Henry Norris; and also to warn one ----Stevens.

Two Bills more had each of them one reading; of which, the first being the Bill concerning the Hospital of Warwick, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

Tuesday, Jan. 17.

On Tuesday, Jan. 17. four Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being the Bill for the assurance of the Joynture of Joyce the wife of John Thornbrigge, was read the second time, and upon the several Questions for committing and ingrossing, was rejected.

The Bill for the reforming of sundry Abuses in the garbling of Spices and Drugs, was read the second time, and rejected upon the several Questions for the committing and ingrossing thereof.

Mr. Serjeant Drewe, and Dr. Stanhopp brought from the Lords a Bill concerning a Lease of great value, procured to be passed from her Majesty to William Kirkham Junior; which Bill their Lordships have passed, and do desire the speedy executing thereof in this House, the same Bill greatly importing her Majesty: whereupon the Bill was presently read in the House, prima vice.

Wednesday, Jan. 18.

On Wednesday, Jan. 18. eight Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the first being a Bill for the reviewing, continuance, and explanation of an Act for the necessary relief of Mariners and Souldiers, was read the first time; and the last being the Bill to tax all Lands and Goods for the payment of the Subsidies in the same Parish where it lieth, was read the first time, and rejected upon the Question for a second reading.

The Committees in the Bill for restraining the excessive making of Mault, and the Committees in the Bill to restrain Deceits in breaches of Trust, were appointed to meet this afternoon in the Exchequer-chamber.

Thursday, Jan. 19.

On Thursday, Jan. 19. the Bill for reuniting the Mannor of Parrisgarden in the County of Surrey, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Brodgrave Atturney of the Dutchie, Mr. Newton, Mr. Wiseman, Mr. Serjeant Williams, Mr. Edmond Boyer, and Mr. Francis Moore, and others; and the Bill, with the Committees Names, were delivered unto Mr. Edmond Boyer: who with the rest were appointed to meet to morrow in the afternoon, in the Middle-Temple-hall.

The Bill for the repealing of a branch of a Statute made 34 Hen. 8. entituled, The Ordinance for Wales, was read the second time, and not being spoken against by any, was ordered to be ingrossed.

Friday, Jan. 20.

On Friday, Jan. 20. the Bill for the sale of the Lands and Goods of John Sharpe, to pay his Debts, was upon the second reading committed to Sir John Hart, Mr. Henry Hubbard, Mr. Nevil, Mr. Thomas Smith, Mr. Southerton, Mr. Colebrand, and others; and the Bill, with the Committees Names, were delivered unto Mr. Southerton: who with the rest were appointed to meet this afternoon in Middle-Temple-hall.

The Bill that Thomas Culpepper and John Culpepper may dispose of their Lands, whereof they are Tenants in Tail, as other Tenants in tail may do, was read the second time, and committed unto Mr. Barker, Mr. Serjeant Williams, Mr. Serjeant Harries, and others; and the Bill and Committees Names were delivered to Mr. Serjeant Williams: who were appointed to meet this afternoon in the Middle-Temple-hall.

Saturday, Jan. 21.

On Saturday, Jan. 21. two Bills had each of them their first reading; of which, the last was against carrying of Corn or Grain out of the Realm at certain times.

Mr. Francis Goodwyn, one of the Committees in the Bill concerning the Highway-lands of Alisbury in the County of Bucks, brought in the Bill with some Amendments; which being twice read, the Bill was upon the Question ordered to be ingrossed.

Mr. Waldgrave, one of the Committees in the Bill to prohibit the carrying of Herrings beyond the Seas, shewed their meeting, and their Amendments of the Bill; the Bill being twice read, upon the Question it was ordered to be ingrossed.

Sunday, Jan. 22.

Munday, Jan. 23.

On Munday, Jan. 23. three Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the third being a Bill for explanation of a Saving in a Stat. made 27 Reginæ, entituled, An Act for the better foundation and relief of the Poor of the Hospital of Eastbridge in the County of Kent, was read the second time, and rejected upon the several Questions of the committing and ingrossing.

Sir John Hart, one of the Committees in the Bill concerning Garret de Malmes and John Younger, Merchants strangers, shewed the meeting and travail of the Committees, and their making of a new Bill, for sundry considerations then opened by him, and so delivered in to the House both the old Bill and the new.

Tuesday, Jan. 24.

On Tuesday, Jan. 24. the Bill concerning Garret de Malmes and John Younger, Merchant strangers, had its first reading, being a new Bill brought in by the Committees, who had thought fit the old Bill should be rejected.

The new Bill also for the disposing of certain Lands of Mr. Tho. Knivett, was read the first time, after the old Bill had been rejected by the Committees thereof.

The Bill for confirmation of the Joynture of Mary Lady Verney, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Philips, Mr. Sands, Mr. Snigg, and others; and the Bill, with the Committees Names, delivered to Mr. Snigg: who were appointed to meet this afternoon in the Middle-Temple-hall.

Wednesday, Jan. 25.

On Wednesday, Jan. 25. Mr. Snigg, one of the Committees in the Bill for confirmation of the Joynture of Lady Mary Verney, the Wife of Sir Edmond Verney, shewed the meeting and travail of the Committees, and some few Amendments in the said Bill, and so delivered in the Bill.

Three Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being the Bill for avoiding of deceits in Measures and Weights, was read prima vice.

A Bill for the measuring 7 miles from Yarmouth.

The Committees in the Bill for the better measuring of seven miles from the Town of Great Yarmouth, are ordered to meet this afternoon in the Exchequer-chamber.

The Committees in a Bill for the reviving, continuing, and explanation of an Act for the necessary relief of Souldiers and Mariners, are likewise to meet this afternoon in the Exchequer-chamber.

Thursday, Jan. 26.

On Thursday, Jan. 26. two Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being the Bill concerning Garret de Malmes and John Younger, Merchant strangers, was read the second time, and ordered upon the Question to be ingrossed.

Mr. Arnold, one of the Committees in the Bill for the reviving, continuing, and explanation of an Act for the necessary relief of Mariners and Souldiers, prayed a new day for the meeting of the said Committees; whereupon Mr. Arnold, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Gilley Merricke, Sir Oliver Lambert, the Knights and Burgesses for London, and twenty three others, were nominated and appointed to meet this afternoon in the Middle-Temple-hall about it.

Friday, Jan. 27.

A Bill that the Plaintiff pay the Desendants cost lying in prison for want of Bail, if the Action pass against the Plaintiff.

On Friday, Jan. 27. the Bill that Plaintiffs shall pay the Desendants their Costs, lying in Prison for want of Bail, if the Action pass against the Plaintiff, was read the second time, and committed to Mr. Sands, Mr. Boyes, Mr. Snigg, Mr. Crooke, the Recorder of London, and others: who were appointed to meet this afternoon in the Temple-hall.

The Committees likewise in the Bill for execution of Judgment, and the Committees in the Bill for avoiding deceits in Measures and Weights, were likewise appointed to meet at the same time and place; which was now upon the second reading committed to the former Committees in the Bill that the Plaintiffs shall pay the Desendants their Costs; and Mr. Johnson was added unto them.

The Bill for punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds, &c. was read prima vice.

Saturday, Jan. 28.

On Saturday, Jan. 28. the Bill for punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds, &c. was read the second time, and committed to some Members of this House, to be considered of in the Committee-chamber of this House.

The Bill for confirmation of Lady Mary the wife of Sir Edmond Verney Kt. her Joynture, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

Goodale, one of the adverse parties to the Bill concerning the Highway-lands of the Town of Alisbury, being present in this House and praying some words to be inserted into the Bill; which being upon due and deliberate consideration of this House admitted to be inserted accordingly, and three times read, the Bill was put to the Question and passed accordingly.

Sunday, Jan. 29.

Munday, Jan. 30.

On Munday, Jan. 30. the Bill concerning Garret de Malmes and John Hunger, Merchant strangers, was read the third time.

There were seven Bills this morning sent up to the Lords from this House by Mr. Secretary and others; of which, the first was the Bill for punishment of Rogues, &c. the second, for the lawful making of Bayes; the third, to reform deceits and breaches of Trust touching Lands given to charitable uses: with order also to move their Lordships for Conference, some time after this present day, with their Lordships concerning the Bill lately passed with their Lordships, and sent down by them unto this House, entituled, An Act to reform sundry abuses committed by Souldiers and others, used in her Majesties service concerning the Wars.

Tuesday, Jan. 31.

On Tuesday, Jan. 31. the Bill concerning the confirming of Statute-Merchants, acknowledged in the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, prima vice lect.

The Amendments in the Bill for reviving, continuing, and explanation of an Act for the necessary relief of Mariners and Souldiers, being twice read, the Bill was ordered to be ingrossed.

The Amendments in the Bill for avoiding deceits in Measures and Weights, were twice read; and after sundry Speeches had, pro & contra, the learned Counsel of the Clerk of the Market being upon a Motion of some of this House, admitted to be heard at the bar, and called for that purpose by the Serjeant of this House to come in, the Serjeant shewed, that the said Clerk of the Market was gone down into the Hall to fetch his Counsel: in the mean time the House entering into another Cause, the said Bill was thereupon committed to be put to the Question for ingrossing.

Wednesday, Feb. 1.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1. three Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the last being the Bill for reviving, continuing, and explanation of an Act for the necessary relief of Mariners and Souldiers, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

Bill against excess in Apparel.

The Amendments in the Bill against the excess of Apparel, was read the second time, and ordered upon the Question to be ingrossed.

Bill for maintenance of Hospitality.

The Bill for maintenance of Hospitality, and for increase of all Victual and Flesh, whereby the Poor shall be much relieved, was read the second time, and rejected upon the several Questions for committing and ingrossing.

Friday, Feb. 3.

On Friday, Feb. 3. the Bill to restrain the lading of Corn in some Ports, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Colebrand, Mr. Hext, Sir Thomas Munson, Mr. Arnold, the Burgesses of the Port-Towns, and others: who were appointed to meet this afternoon in the Middle-Temple-hall.

The Bill also for the restraint of carrying of Corn out of the Realm, was read the second time, and committed to the last former Committees; and the same time and place was appointed for meeting of both Committees, and both the Bills were delivered to Mr. Colebrand.

The Bill against excess in Apparel was read tertia vice, and passed upon the Question.

Saturday, Feb. 4.

On Saturday, Feb. 4. Mr. John Sherley, one of the Committees in the Bill for better execution of Judgments, shewed the meeting and travail of the said Committees, and some Amendments they had made in the said Bill; and so delivered in the Bill and Amendments to the House.

The Bill for building and erecting of a bridge over the River of Wye at Wilton upon Wye neer the Town of Ross in the County of Hereford, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

Dr. Carewe and Dr. Stanhopp did bring from the Lords a Bill passed in this House, and sent up to their Lordships, entituled, An Act for the establishing a Joynture to Anne Lady Wentworth now Wife of William Pope Esq; and for the better enabling William Pope, aforesaid, to sell certain of his Lands for the payment of his Debts. And another for the confirmation of the Joynture of the Lady Verney, Wife of Sir Edmond Verney Knight; which Bill their Lordships have also passed, with some Amendments.

Sunday, Feb. 5.

Munday, Feb. 6.

On Munday, Feb. 6. two Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the first being the Bill for the reformation of retailing, and Pawn-takers, was read the first time.

Mr. Boyes, one of the Committees in the two Bills, the one against carrying Corn out of the Realm, and the other to restrain the lading of Corn in some Ports, shewed the meeting of the Committees, and that they had made some Amendments in one of the same Bills; and so delivered the said Bills into the House.

Bill against the decaying of Towns and houses of Husbandry.

Mr. Francis Bacon, one of the Committees in the Bill late passed in the Upper House by the Lords, and sent down to this House, against the decaying of Towns and houses of Husbandry, shewed the meeting of the Committees, and their Amendments in the said Bill; which being read to the House, were very well liked of by the whole House.

Tuesday, Feb. 7.

On Tuesday, Feb. 7. two Bills had each of them one reading; of which, the second being a Bill for establishing a Joynture to Anne Lady Wentworth, now Wife of William Pope Esquire, and for the better enabling of the said William to sell certain Lands for payment of his Debts, was read the second time, and committed to Mr. Controuler, Mr. Lukenor, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Oglethorpe, and the Knights and Burgesses of London, and twenty four others: who were appointed to meet this afternoon in the Court of Wards.

The Amendments and Provisoes of the Lords in a Bill lately passed in this House, entituled, An Act for the reviving, continuing, and repealing of divers Statutes, being thrice read, the Amendments were affented unto, and the Provisoes were passed upon the Question.

Wednesday, Feb. 8.

On Wednesday, Feb. 8. the Bill entituled, An Act for the establishing of a Joynture to Anne Lady Wentworth, now Wife of William Pope Esquire, and for the better enabling of the said William to sell certain of his Lands for the payment of his Debts; and the Bill entituled, An Act for the enabling Edmond Moleneux Esquire to sell Lands for the payment of Debts and Legacies; and the Bill entituled, An Act against the deceitful stretching of Northern Cloath; and the Bill entituled, An Act for the further continuing and explanation of an Act for the necessary relief of Souldiers and Mariners, made thirty five Reginæ, were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Controuler and others.

The Bill for the reformation of abuses in Wine-casks was read the third time, and dashed upon the Question.

The Bill for the better execution of Judgments was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

Thursday, Feb. 9.

On Thursday, Feb. 9. the Bill entituled, An Act for reformation of Retailing-Brokers, and other Pawn-takers; the Bill, entituled, An Act that Lessees may enjoy their Leases against all Patentees, their Heirs, and Assignees, notwithstanding any default of payment of their Rents during the time that the Reverston or Inheritance remained in the Crown; and a Bill entituled, An Act for the better execution of Judgments; were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Controuler and others.

The Bill for the Queens Majesties most gracious Pardon was once read, and passed upon the Question.

Nota, That whereas to the passing of other Bills three several readings are required, here the Bill for her Majesties most gracious Pardon passed upon the first reading.

Mr. Serjeant Drewe and Dr. Carewe brought from the Lords the Bill entituled, An Act for the grant of three Subsidies, and six Fifteenths and Tenths; and did shew that their Lordships in like manner have passed the said Bill; and so delivered the same to Mr. Speaker, to the end that he might carry the same up to the Upper House to be presented by him unto her Majesty, in the name of the whole House.

Post Meridiem.

The Queens Majesty came to the Upper House soon after three of the clock; of which, the House of Commons having notice, repaired thither with Christopher Yelverton Serjeant at Law their Speaker, who having in the name of the whole House presented her Majesty with the Bill of three Subsidies, and six Fifteenths and Tenths, amongst other things, desired her Majesties Royal assent to such Laws as had passed the two Houses. He was answered according to her Majesties command, by the Lord Keeper, That she thankfully accepted of the said Gift of her loving Subjects, and very well allowed of the said Speakers pains and Speech.

The Qu.passeth 24 publick Acts, and 19 private Acts, and refuses 48 Acts that had passed both Houses, and then dissolves this Parl.

Then Mr. Smith the Clerk of the Upper House, having read the Titles of all the Acts, her Majesty gave her Royal assent to twenty four publick Acts, and nineteen private; and refused fourty eight which had passed both the Houses. After which, Sir Thomas Edgerton Knight, Lord Keeper of the great Seal of England, by her Majesties commandment dissolved this present Parliament.