Journal of the House of Lords
March 1559

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Sir Simonds d'Ewes

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1682

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'Journal of the House of Lords: March 1559', The Journals of all the Parliaments during the reign of Queen Elizabeth (1682), pp. 21-26. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43656 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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March 1559

On the first day of March, the Lord Keeper and divers other Lords met, but nothing was done save only the Parliament continued, the entrance whereof is thus erroneously set down in the Original Journal Book of the Upper House through the Clerks negligence, viz.

Dominus Cancellarius (mistaken for Custos magni Sigilli) continuavit presens Parliamentum usq; in diem Crastinum hora nona.

On Thursday the second day of March, the Bill of Recognition of the Queen's Highnesse's Title to the Imperial Crown of this Realm, the Bill of Subsidy for Tonnage and Poundage, the Bill touching Tanners and Sellers of Tann'd Leather, and the Bill touching Shoemakers and Curriers, were sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons.

The Bill lastly touching the Duke of Norfolk, and the Bill for the restitution of Robert Rudston, were each of them read the first time.

On Fryday the third day of March, the Bill for Treasons (which had been Read the second time on Fryday the 10th. day, and the third time on Saturday, the 11th. day of February foregoing, and then sent down to the House of Commons, although it be there omitted, as matter of no great moment; and from them sent back again to their Lordships on Munday, the 27th. day of the same Month, with a request that a Proviso therein contained, might be put out, and another by them inserted) was Committed to the Earl of Sussex, the Bishop of Chichester, the Bishop of Carlile, the Lord Rich, and the Lord Hastings of Loughborrough, to conser therein with certain of the House of Commons, touching a Proviso to be put into the same; by which the Lords did express their great desire to keep Correspondency with the House of Commons, who had commended the inserting of the above-mentioned Proviso unto them.

Nota also, that whereas the Judges are, in most of the Journals of her Majesties Reign, although they be but Attendants of the Upper House, named joynt Committees with the Lords in ordinary Bills, or else are named as Attendants upon them in matters of great Consequence, yet in the Original Journal Book of the Upper House, A. isto primo Regin. Eliz. there is no mention made of them as joynt Committees, or as Attendants upon their said Lordships, save only that on Munday, the 27th. day of February foregoing, a Bill upon the first reading is said to have been Committed to the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, and the Queen's Attorny, which may rather be called a Reference, than a Commitment, as see on Saturday the 4th. day of February preceding; and therefore that they are not at all named with the Committees of the Lords (in all the aforesaid Journal Books) may doubtless be conceived to have happened through the Clerk's negligence: For in the very next ensuing Session of Parliament in An. 5. Regin. Eliz. they are seldom omitted, prout on Tuesday the 26th. day of January, on Saturday, the 30th. day of the same Month, as also on Saturday, the 20th. day of March then next following.

The Bill for Restitution of Robert Rudston, was read secunda vice, and again tertia vice, & conclusa.

The Bill also to revive a Statute made A. 23. H. 8. against the Conveyance of Horses, Geldings and Mares into Scotland, was read tertia vice, & conclusa, and the Bill touching the Duke of Norfolk, was read secunda vice & Commiss' ad ingrossandum.

Six Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons, of which the first being for the restitution in blood of the Lord John Grey; the second for restitution in blood of Sir J. Gates Knight, and the third for restitution in blood of Sir James Crost Knight, were each of them returned conclus', the fourth was touching the changing of Gavelkind Land of the Lands of Thomas Brown, and George Brown, the fifth for the Incorporation of Trinity Colledge in Cambridge, and the last for assurance of Lands to the Lord Wentworth, the Lord Rich, and the Lord Darcy.

On Saturday the fourth day of March, the Bill to change the nature of Gavelkind Land, of the Lands of Thomas Brown and George Brown, was read the first time.

The Bill touching Tanners and Sellers of Tanned Leather, was read the first time, and the Bill for Shoemakers and Curriers, was read the second time, and both of them Committed to the Duke of Norfolk, the Earl of Shrewsbury, the Bishop of London, the Bishop of Carlile, the Lord Rich, and the Lord Willoughby.

Dominus Thesaurar' continuavit presens Parliamentum usq; in diem Lunæ prox' hora nona.

Nota, That that there appeareth no Commission, or other Authority, in the Original Journal Book of the Upper House, by which the Lord Treasurer supplied the Lord Keeper's place: but most probable it is, that either the Commission it self is negligently omitted by Francis Spilman Esq; at this time Clerk of the said House, or else that the said Lord Treasurer did continue it only upon her Majesties Verbal Authority and Command, as did the Lord Treasurer in the like Case, in the Session of Parliament, A. 18. Regin. Eliz. on Saturday, the third day of March.

On Munday the 6th. of March, the Bill for the Ratification of the Marriage between the Duke of Norfolk, and the Lady Margaret now his Wife, and for the assurance of certain Lands for her Joynture, was read tertia vice & conclusa.

The Bill also for the restitution in blood of Harry Howard, &c. younger Brother to the Duke of Norfolk, was read prima vice.

The Bill also for the Explanation of the restitution of the Lord Cardinal Pool was committed to the Archbishop of Tork, the Duke of Norfolk, the Earl of Rutland, the Bishop of Carlile, the Lord Rich, the Lord Willoughby, and the Lord Hastings of Loughborough: but no mention is made of the reading thereof, which was doubtless omitted through the great Negligence of Francis Spilman Esq; Clerk of the Upper House, for this Bill was read prima vice on Munday the 27th. of February foregoing, and was Committed to the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench and the Queen's Attorny, to consider of it, as is probable, and to make report thereof, unto the Lords, which being done this day, and the Bill thereupon, as may likewife be gathered, read the second time, it was Committed to the Lords abovenamed, and on the morrow following it was read tertia vice, and Passed the House, and on Wednesday the 8th. of this instant March following was sent down to the House of Commons by Mr. Lewes, and Mr. Vaughan.

On Tuesday the 7th. day of March, the Bill for the explanation of the Repeal of the Attainder of the late Lord Cardinal Pool, was read tertia vice & conclusa.

The Bill also for the assurance of Lands to the Lord Wentworth, the Lord Rich, and the Lord Darcy, and the Bill for the Incorporation of Trinity-Hall in Cambridge, were each of them read, prima vice.

The Bill lastly for explaining the Statute made against ingrossing of Dead Victuals, and the Bill that Gerson Wroth born in Germany, shall be reputed the Queen's natural born Subject, were sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons.

On Wednesday the 8th. day of March, the Bill for the explanation of the Statute against ingrossing of Dead Victuals, and the Bill for the true Answering of the Queen's Majesties Revenues, were each of them read prima vice.

Four other Bills also of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which one being the Bill for the changing of the nature of Gavelkind Lands of Thomas Brown and George Brown, and another, for the assurance of Lands to the Lord Wentworth, the Lord Rich, and the Lord Darcy, were each of them read Secunda vice; but no mention made, that they were either Ordered to be ingrossed, or referr'd to Committees, because they had been sent from the House of Commons on the day next foregoing.

The Bill touching the Duke of Norfolk, and that concerning Cardinal Pool, were sent to the House of Commons by Mr. Lewis, & Mr. Vaughan.

On Thursday the 9th. of March, the Bill for the assurance of certain Lands to the Lord Wentworth, the Lord Rich, and the Lord Darcy de Chiche, was read tertia vice & conclusa, dissentientibus Episcopo London, Meneven' & Abbat' de Westm', the Bill for Gerson Wroth was read tertia vice & conclusa, and the Bill for exchange of the nature of Gavelkind Lands of the two Browns, was read also tertia vice & conclusa, diffentient' Duce Norfolciæ. Quatuor Comitibus, & tribus Baronibus.

The Bill lastly for the true Answering of the Queen's Majesties Revenues was read secunda vice & Commissa ad ingrossand.

On Fryday the 10th. day of March, the Bill for the Incorporation of Trinity-Hall in Cambridge, and the Bill for the true Answering of the Queen's Majesties Revenue, were, each of them read, tertia vice, & conclusa, and sent down to the House of Commons.

The Bill lastly for the explanation of the Statute against ingrossing of Dead Victuals, was read secunda vice, but no mention is made, that it was either referr'd to Committees, or Ordered to be ingrossed, because it had been sent from the House of Commons Tuesday the 7th. day of this instant March foregoing. v.a. like Commitment on Munday 13th. day of Feb. foregoing.

On Saturday the 11th. day of March a Proviso to be annexed to the Bill of Treason, was read prima & secunda vice, & commissa ad ingrossand.

On Munday the 13th. day of March a Proviso to be annexed to the Bill of Treasons, was read tertia vice & communi omnium procerum assensu conclusa.

A Bill containing certain Provisoes to be annexed to the Bill of First-fruits and Tenths, was read secunda vice & commissa ad ingrossand.

The Bill lastly for the restoring of the Supremacy of the Imperial Crown of this Realm, and repealing divers Statutes made to the contrary, was read the second time, and Committed unto the Marquess of Winchester, the Lord Treasurer of England, the Duke of Norfolk, the Earl of Westmerland, the Earl of Shewsbury, the Earl of Rutland, the Earl of Sussex, the Earl of Pembrook, Viscount Mountague, the Bishop of Exeter, the Bishop of Carlile, the Lord Clinton Admiral, the Lord Morley, the Lord Rich, the Lord Willoughby, and the Lord North.

On Wednesday the 15th. day of March, a Bill containing fix Provisoes to be annexed to the Bill of First-fruits and Tenths, was read tertia vice, & conclusa, Diffentientibus Archiepiscopo Eboracen', Episcopo Winton', Episcopo Wigorn', Episcop' Landaven', Episcop' Coven', Episcop' Exon', Episcopo Cestren', Episcopo Carliolen', ac Abbat' de Westm.

Nota, that the Bill having Passed the Upper House before, on the 4th. day of January last past, was then opposed by all the Spiritual Lords there present, as now also upon the passing of those Provisoes and Amendments which had been added unto it, in the House of Commons: amongst which Spiritual Lords, the Abbot of Westminster did yet sit in Parliament, and gave his free voice; by which manner of alteration of the Form of Ecclesiastical Government, we may observe, with what mildness and wisdom, this pious Princess Queen Elizabeth, took it in hand, far differing from those furious and bloody Enterprizes and Confusions, practised in the Reign of her Sister Mary: and it is to be noted, that this Abbot of Westm', with five other Abbots, and Abbesses were all, who were at this time left in England, and were deprived of their Promotions at the end of the Parliament, with fourteen Popish Bishops, amongst which were all these here named, (except the Bishop of Landasse in An. Dom. 1559.) and others were Consecrated in the places of the said Bishops, where it is further to be noted, that of 9400 Ecclesiastical persons, settled in their several Promotions, but 177 left their Livings to continue in their Romish Idolatry.

A Bill being agreed upon by the Lords to be annexed to the Bill of Supremacy, was read 1 a. vice.

On Thursday the 16th. day of March, to which day the Parliament had been first continued, nothing was done, save only the continuance of Parliament by the Lord Keeper, usq; in diem Crastinum hora nona.

On Fryday the 17th. day of March, the Bill for certain Provisoes and Amendments to be put in the Bill of Supremacy, was read the second time, & commissa ad ingrossand.

On Saturday the 18th. day of March, the Bill for the restoring of the Supremacy to the Imperial Crown of this Realm, and repealing divers Acts of Parliament made to the contrary, with certain Provisoes added thereunto by the Lords, and sundry other Amendments, was read the third time, & conclus' diffentientibus Archiepiscopo Eboracen', Comite Salop, Vicecomite Monutacuto Episcopo London', Episcopo Winton', Episcopo Wigorn', Episcopo Landaven', Episcopo Coven', Episcopo Exon', Episcopo Cestren', Episcopo Carliol', & Abbas de Westm', Et predicta Billa est Commissa Attornato & Solicitatori Reginæ in Domum Communem deferend.

Here also we may still note the great Lenity and mercy of this great Queen, who suffered so many Heretical, and obstinately Popish Bishops to hold their Sees, to have free voices in Parliament, besides the Abbot of Westm', who all thus opposed the just power and Authority, which the Princes of this Realm have, under God himself, within their Dominions; and which our Ancient Kings, under the darkest times of Popery, did easily discern, and not improbably aim at, as we may see frequently specified in the Ancient and most Authentick Records of this Kingdom, viz.

Rotulorum Patentium a. 3. Regis Johannis numero 8. & 28. Rot. Pat. a. 5. Reg. Joh. num. 15. Rot. Pat. a. 10. Reg. Job. num. 3, ubi continetur salvus conductus pro Simone de Langeton Romance sedis Cardinale, ad tractand' cum certis Episcopis modo cum applicuerit securitatem saciat quod in hoc adventu suo malum Regivel regno suo non quærent.

Rot. Pat. a. 22. H. 3. num. 2. & num. 3. Rot. Pat. a. 25. H. 3. num 2. & num. 5. Rot. Pat. a. 28. H. 3. num. 6. Rot. Pat. a. 33. H. 3. num. 4. Rot. Pat. a. 34. H. 3. indors. num. 1. Rot. Pat. a. 39. H. 3. indors. num. 14. Rot. Pat. a. 42. H. 3. num. 35. Rot. Pat. a. 45. H. 3. num. 27. Rot. Pat. a. 48. H. 3. num. 31. Rot. Pat. a. 51. H. 3. num. 27.

Rot. Pat. a. 8. E. primi 3 & Rot. Pat. a. 9. E. 1. 2 in quibus continentur inhibitiones & aliæ literæ Regis missæ Job. Archiepiscopo Cantuariensi, ac clero Angliæ in consillis apud London & Lambeth convocatis, ne quid in eisdem attentarent in præ judicium Regrs Coronæ aut dignitatis suæ Rot. Pat. a. 31. E. 1. 7. Rot. Romæ a. 34. & 35. E. 1. 4. 8. & 9, rot. pat. a. 35. E. 1. 3. Rot. Scomæ a. 23. & 24. E. 1. 6.

Rot. Romæ a. 1. 2. & 3. E. 2. 5. 20. 22, 24, 25. & 27. Rot. Romæ a. 4. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10. E. 2. 14. 15. indors. ejusdem Rotuli 1. Rot. Romæ a. 11. 12, 13, & 14. E. 2. 1. & indors' ejusdem Rotuli: 2. Rot. Romæ a. 15, 16, 17, & 18. E. 2. 23. 24. & 30. Rot. Pat. a. 3. E. 2. in Scedula & 11. & 17. ibid. Rot. Pat. a. 11. E. 2. parte secunda, Rot. Pat. a. 15. E. 2. parte prima Rot. Pat. a. 16. E. 2. parte prima sub initio Rotuli Rot. Pat. a. 19. E. 2. parte prima.

Rot. Romæ a. 1. E. 3. 5. 6. & 8. Rot. Rom. a. 4. E. 3. 2. & 6. Rot. Romæ a. 7. & a. 8. E. 3. 6. & 9. Rot. Romæ a. 9. & a. 10. E. 3. 3. 4. & 14. Rot. Romæ a. 19. E. 3. 3. Rot. Romæ a. 17. E. 3. 1. 3. & 6. Rot. Romæ a. 20. E. 3. 1. 3.

Rot. Franciæ a. 17. E. 3. 6. & a. 28. E. 3. 2. Ubi memorabile hoc continetur, quod Rex E. 3. Misit quam plures Nobiles ad tractandum de pace cum Rege Franciæ coram Papa non ut coram Judice, sed ut privata persona, & tractatore & mediatore communi non in forma nec figura Ju dicij sed extrajudicialitér & amicabiliter.

Rot. Pat. a. 2. E. 3. parte secunda, Rot. Pat. a. 3. E. 3. parte prima, Rot. Pat. a. 3. E. 3. parte secunda Rot. Pat. a. 4. E. 3. parte prima, Rot. Pat. a. 7. E. 3. parte prima, Rot. Pat. a. 8. E. 3. parte prima, Rot. Pat. a. 11. E. 3. parte tertia, Rot. Pat. a. 12. E. 3. parte prima, Rot. pat. a. 10. E. 3. parte prima, Rot. Pat. a. 14. E. 3. parte tertia, Rot. Pat. a. 15. E. 3. parte prima & secunda, Rot. Pat. a. 16. E. 3. parte prima, Rot. Pat. a. 15. E. 3. parte tertia bis, Rot. Pat. a. 16. E. 3. parte secunda bis, & parte tertia, Rot. Pat. a. 17. E. 3. parte prima & tertia, Rot. Pat. a. 18. E. 3. parte secunda tertia & indors. Rot. Pat. a. 19. E. 3. parte prima & indors. bis, Rot. Pat. a. 19. E. 3. parte secunda, Rot. Pat. a. 19. E. 3. parte tertia & indors', Rot. Pat. a. 20. E. 3. parte prima sub initio Rotuli & indors', rot. pat. 21. E. 3. parte prima et secunda, rot. pat. a. 23. E. 3. parte prima et indors', rot. pat. a. 24. E. 3. parte prima, secunda et tertia indors', rot. pat. a. 25. E. 3. parte prima, secunda et tertia, et indors', rot. pat. a. 26. E. 3. parte prima indors', parte secunda et tertia indors', rot. pat. a. 27. E. 3. parte tertia indors', rot. pat. a. 28. E. 3. parte secunda indors', rot. pat. a. 29. E. 3. parte tertia indors', sæpe, rot. pat. a. 3. E. 3. parte prima ibid. et parte secunda indors', rot. pat. a. 31. E. 3. parte secunda et tertia indors', rot. pat. a. 32. E. 3. parte prima indors. et ibid. parte tertia indors', rot. pat. a. 35. E. 3. parte prima indors', rot. pat. a. 34. E. 3. parte prima indors', rot. pat. a. 36. E. 3. parte prima et secunda indors', rot. pat. a. 37. E. 3. parte prima indors' et parte secunda et tertia indors', rot. pat. a. 38. E. 3. parte prima indors', rot. pat. a. 39. E. 3. parte secunda indors', rot. pat. a. 40. E. 3. parte prima indors', rot. pat. a. 41. E. 3. parte prima et parte secunda indors', rot. pat. a. 42. E. 3. parte secunda, rot. pat. a. 43. E. 3. parte secunda indors', rot. pat. a. 44. E. 3. parte prima et secunda indor's rot. pat. a. 45. E. 3. parte secunda et parte prima tertia, rot. pat. a. 47. E. 3. parte prima et secunda indors' bis, rot. pat. a. 48. E. 3. parte prima et secunda indors', rot. pat. a. 49. E. 3. parte prima et indors', rot. pat. a. 5. E. 3. parte prima indors', et rot. pat. a. 51. E. 3. circa mediam partem Rotuli & indors.

Rot. Pat. a. 1. R. 2. parte prima indors', rot. pat. a. 2. R. 2. parte 1. et 2, rot. pat. a. 3. R. 2. parte prima indors. in quo Rotulo apparet, quod Rex R. 2. in die Coronationis suæ juratus fuit ad prosequendum omnes Provisores Curiæ Romanæ contra leges et Statuta Edita. Rot. Pat. a. 3. R. 2. parte secunda indors', rot. pat. a. 4. R. 2 parte prima indors', rot. pat. a. 6. R. 2. parte prima indors', rot. pat. a. 7. R. 2. parte prima indors', rot. pat. a. 8. R. 2. parte prima indors', rot. pat. a. 9. R. 2. parte prima indors', & parte secunda indors', rot. pat. a. de. A. 10. R. 2. parte prima & parte secunda indors', rot. pat. a. 11. R. 2. parte prima indors.

Rot. Pat. A. 12. R. 2. parte prima Indors. Rot. Pat. A. 13 R. 2. parte prima & tertia Indors. Rot. Pat. A. 14. R. 2. parte prima & parte secunda, Indors. Rot. Pat. A. 16. R. 2. parte tertia Indors. Rot. Pat. A. 17. R. 2. parte prima.

Ubi apparet, quod collector Calveræ Apostolicæ in Hibernia Sacramentum suscepit quod totalitèr evertebat Primatum Papæ infra Regnum Angliæ attribuendo prerogativam ac summam potestatem Regi Domino suo. Rot. Pat. A. 18. R. 2. parte secunda continentur hæc verba, directa ad Provinciales Ordinis de Monte Carmeli attendentes, quod vos ad executionem Bullarum prædictarum seu aliquarum contentarum in eisdem aliqua vi vel authoritate earundem infra Regnum nostrum præ dictum absq; licentia & axthoritate nostra speciali procedere non potestis, nec debetis. Rot. Pat. an. 19 R. 2. part. prima & secunda, in dors. Rot. Pat. an. 20 R. 2. part. 3. In quo continetur, quod Universitas Oxon. non patiatur Bullas Papales ibidem exerceri sub amissione libertatum suarum. Rot. Pat. an. 21 R. 2. part. 1.

There is also in Rot. Pat. an. 3 R. 2. part. 1. this rare President of the Kings denying the Pope certain profits he claimed in England, in quo patet, quod cum Urbanus Papa exigebat primos fructus omnium Francorum Cardinalium habentium dignitates infra Angliam ut ad se pertimentes, eo quodipsi fuerunt sui adversarii, Rex non cognoscens ea vera esse sed clamans ea ad se pertinere jure regio, ex gratia sua tamen speciali in relevationem indigentiæ Papæ concessit dicto Papæ duas Partes dictorum primorum fructuum ità quod tertia pars eorundem per dispositionem Regis sit in reparationem Domorum hujusmodi Cardinalium, &c. There are also three other excellent Presidents to this purpose in the same Kings Reign, viz. Rot. Pat. an. 4 R. 2. part. 3. & Rot. Pat. an. 6 R. 2. part. 2. bis.

These matters being thus faithfully and undeniably vouched out of the Records, or other Authority, touching the antient Rights and Prerogatives of the Crown of England, against the unjust Usurpations and incroachments of the Bishop of Rome, which said Rights, her Majesty did, by this foregoing Act that passed this day, as aforesaid, seek to have restored and reunited to her Royal Authority; Now follows the continuance of the Parliament, erroneously entred through the neglect of the Clerk in these words, viz. Dominus Custos magni Sigilli continuavit præsens Parliamentum usq; ad diem crastinum (mistaken for diem Lunæ proximum) hora nona.

The same day were entred divers Proxies.

On Monday the 20th day of March, 14, Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons; viz. The Bill for the restitution in blood of Rudston Esq;. The Bill for repeal of the Attainder of the late Cardinal Poole. The Bill for the Incorporation of Trinity-Hall. in Cambridge. A Bill for seditious words and rumors. The Bill whereby certain offences be made Treason. The Bill to take away all pains and penalties made for Religion in Queen Maries time. The Bill for the assurance of Lands, late parcel of the Bishoprick of Winchester, to divers Patentees of King Ed. 6. The Bill to revive a Fair at Lynn Regis in Norfolk; which three last mentioned Bills were each of them read prima voce. The Bill to make a Chappel in Caermarthenshire to be a Parish Church. The Bill to restore in Blood the Sons and Daughters of Ed. Lewkenor Esq;. The Bill touching the Marriage of the Duke of Norfolk. The Bill for making Ecclesiastical Laws by 32. persons. The Bill for the Assizes and Sessions to be kept at Stafford. And the Bill for the allowance of Sheriffs upon their Accounts.

On Tuesday the 21th day of March, A Proviso and certain amendments annexed by the Commons to the Duke of Norfolks Bill were read.

Four Bills also of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the first, being the Bill to revive a Fair at Lynn Regis, was read the second time, but no mention is made that it was either Ordered to be ingrossed, or referr'd to Committees, because it had been sent from the Commons Yesterday.

Dominus Custos magni Sigilli continuavit præsens Parliamentum usq; in horam secundam post meridiem.

About which hour, the Lord Keeper and divers other Lords being set, the Bill for ratification of the marriage between the Duke of Norfolk and the Lady Margaret now his Wife, and for the assurance of certain Lands for her Jointure, with a new Proviso added by the Commons, conclusa est, being read tertia vice, dissentientibus Archiepiscopo Eboracen. Episcopis Londin. Winton. Landaven, Cestren. Carleol. & Abbate de Westm.

The Bill for restitution in blood of the Sons and Daughters of Ed. Lewkenor Esq; was read prima, secunda & tertia vice & conclus. [*] Quod nota, That this Bill was read thrice at one time.

The Bill for the making of a Chappel in Caermarthenshire to be a Parish Church; The Bill that the Queens Highness may make Ordinances and Rules in Collegiate Churches, Corporations, and Schools; The Bill for Assizes and Sessions to be kept in the Town of Stafford, And the Bill for the assurance of Lands, parcel of the Bishoprick of Winchester, to divers Patentees of King Edw. the Sixth, were each of them read the second time, but no mention is made that they were either ordered to be ingrossed, or referr'd to Committees; because they had been sent from the House of Commons on the two days foregoing. Vide consimilit. on Wednesday the 15th day of February foregoing.

On Wednesday the 22th day of March, six Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading, and the Bill for the Assurance of Lands, late parcel of the Bishoprick of Winchester, to divers Patentees of King Ed. VI. being the 6th, was read tertia vice, & conclusa, diffentientibus Archiepiscopo Eboracen. Marchion. Winton. Episcopis Londin. Winton. Wigorn. Landaven. Coven. Exon. Cestren. Carleol. & Dominis Stafford, Dudley, & North, & Abbate de Westm.

The Bill for restitution of the first-Fruits, and Tenths, and Rents reserved, Nomine Decimæ, and of Parsonages Impropriate to the Imperial Crown of this Realm, was returned from the House of Commons conclus.

The Bill for restoring the Supremacy to the Imperial Crown of this Realm, and for repeal of divers Acts of Parliament made to the contrary, with a new Proviso annexed by the Commons, was read prima, secunda & tertia vice, & conclusa, dissentientibus Archiepiscopo Eboracen. Episcopis Londin. Winton. Landaven. Coven. Exon. Cestren. Carleal. & Abbate de Westmonast.

Here also we may note the perverse obstinacy of these Popish Clergy-men, who having before opposed in vain the passing of the Bill on Saturday the 18th day of this Instant March foregoing, do here likewise do their uttermost to stop even the Proviso which was added unto it by the House of Commons: And yet how just and equal this Bill was, see my Animadversion upon the said 18th day of March, when the said Bill passed.

The Bill to continue the Act last made against Rebellious Assemblies, was committed to the Earl of Sussex, the Earl of Bedford, the Lord Rich, and the Lord North.

The Bill lastly, for Admitting and Consecrating of Archbishops and Bishops, and concerning Tanners and felling of Tann'd Leather, were each of them read prima vice.

Four Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons, of which the first was the Bill for the reviving of a Statute made an. 23 Hen. 8. touching the conveying of Horses, Geldings, and Mares, into Scotland. The second, that carrying of Leather, Tallow, or Raw Hides, out of the Realm for Merchandize, should be Felony, was read, prima & Secunda vice. The third touching Leases to be made by spiritual persons, was read prima vice. And the last for revoking divers Licenses granted for divers things, prohibited by the Law of the Realm.

The Bill for Admitting and Consecrating of Archbishops, was read Secunda vice; but no mention is made, that it was either Ordered to be ingrossed or referr'd to Committees, because it had been sent from the House of Commons.

The Bill lastly for the Assizes to be holden in the Town of Stafford, was delivered to the Queen's Attorney, and Sollicitor, to be carried into the House of Commons.

On Thursday the Bill for the Assizes to be holden in the Town of Stafford, was returned from the House of Commons, & conclusa.

The Bill touching Tanners, and selling of Tann'd Leather, was read tertia vice, & conclusa, with certain amendments to be put to it; after which it was delivered to the Queen's Attorney and Sollicitor, in Domum Communem deserenda. Et postea introduct. à Domo Communi conclus.

The Bill for the Admitting and Consecrating of Archbishops and Bishops, was read tertia vice, & conclus. And the Bill, that carrying Leather, Tallow, or Raw Hides, out of the Realm shall be Felony, was read tertia vice, & conclus. dissentiente Domino Lumley.

The Bill touching Leases to be made by Spiritual persons, was read Secunda vice.

The Bill lastly, for the Explanation of the Statute against the Ingrossing of dead Victuals, with a Proviso added thereunto by the Lords, was read tertia vice, & conclusa, and sent by the Queen's Attorney and Sollicitor to the House of Commons.

In which Bills sending down, because both the manner of writing the said Proviso, and the subscription of the Lords under it, do differ from all ordinary proceedings if the Bill had passed the Upper House without a Proviso, therefore I have caused the whole manner and form thereof to be added to a like president in the Original Journal-Book of the House of Commons, an. 39 & 40 Regin. Eliz. Decemb. the 20th Tuesday, although there be no mention thereof made in the Original Journal-Book of the Upper House on this aforesaid present Thursday, the 23th day of March; but because it is difficult to conjecture the express manner of the Lord's Proceedings at this time, therefore I can only apply the imitation of that president to this present occasion by probability.

The Lords having added a Proviso to the Bill for Explanation of the Statute against the ingrossing of Dead Victuals, which had formerly passed the House of Commons, and been sent up from thence to their Lordships, engrossed in Parchment, on Tuesday the 7th day of this Instant March foregoing, and so remained still the Bill of the same House, did cause the said Proviso to be written in Parchment, and annexed it to the Bill shewing the line and the place of the line where the Proviso should be put in, and then their Lordships subscribed, or endorsed under the superscription or indorsement of the House of Commons in the same Bill, à ceste Bille avecq; une provision annexe les Seigneurs sont assentus. And so the Bill was delivered to the Queens Attorney and Sollicitor as aforesaid, to be carried to the House of Commons. But if the Lords had added any amendments to the foresaid Bill, those ought to have been sent down to the House of Commons written in Paper. Vt vide, on Thursday the 16. day of February foregoing.