Journal of the House of Commons
February 1563

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Sir Simonds d'Ewes

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1682

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83-86

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'Journal of the House of Commons: February 1563', The Journals of all the Parliaments during the reign of Queen Elizabeth (1682), pp. 83-86. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43669 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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February 1563

On Monday the first day of February, Five Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill touching the Bowyers of London, was read the second time, and (as it should seem) committed to Sir William Chester, and others not named; And the third being the Bill against carrying over the Sea of Pelts and Sheep-Skins, not Staple Ware, was read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.

The Committees in the Bill touching Barwick, have had Conference with the Lords, and have further day to meet again; viz. on Saturday next.

The Bill to have de circumstantibus to the Juries in Wales, and in the County Palatine of Lancaster, was read the first time.

Mr. Comptroller with others, was appointed to conser of the Priviledge of this House, upon motions made for the Imprisonment of Sir Edward Warner.

On Wednesday the 3d day of February, the Bill to revive the Statute made for putting down of Grigg Mills, was read the second time, and (as it should seem) committed to Mr. Chichester, and others not named; Vide a like President on Thursday the 21th day of January foregoing.

Thomas Dring Burgess of Petersfield in the County of Southampton, was Licensed upon the Death of his Uncle, to be absent for ten dayes.

Five other Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which one being the bill against carrying over Sea of Pelts and Sheep Skins, not Staple Ware, was read the third time and passed; And another being for Robbing of Ponds, and Stealing of Fish and Conies to be Felony, was read the third time, and (as it should seem) committed to Mr. Comptroller and others not named; Vide consimile on Tuesday the 21th day of January foregoing.

On Thursday the 4th of February, Three Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the third being the Bill touching Badgers, and Carryers of Corn, was read the second time; and (as it should seem) committed to Mr. Recorder and others not named.

Christopher Hillyer, Burgess for Heydon in York shire, upon the sickness of his Wife, was Licensed to be absent.

On Friday the 5th day of February, Two Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill for repairing of Waltersey Bank in the Isle of Ely, was read the second time, and (as it should seem) committed to Mr. North and others not named; Vide consimile on Thursday the 21th day of January foregoing.

Sir Henry Jones complained, that all his Servants were Imprisoned, and prayed Priviledge; and after long Arguments for the Priviledge, Commission was given to Mr. Sackvill, and others, to examine and certifie of the matter.

On Saturday the 6th day of February, the new Bill for setting up of Grigg Mills, betwixt Plime and Dart, was read the first time.

A motion was made by Mr Winter, that the House would have regard by some Bill to the Navy; And thereupon the matter, as it should seem, was referr'd to the said Mr Winter, and others, whose names through the negligence of ........ Seymour Esq;, at this time Clerk of the House of Commons, are here, as in all other places of this Journal, omitted.

The Bill for a Subsidy of Lands and Goods, and two Fifteens, was read the first time.

On Monday the 8th day of February, the new Bill against Servants robbing their Masters, and Buggery to be Felony, was read the first time.

Mr Sidney and Mr Mason declared, that upon Examination the Fray seemed to be begun by Sir Henry Jones his Servants; Vide touching this business on Friday the 12th day of this Instant February following.

On Tuesday the 9th day of February, the Bill for the Subsidy of Lands and Goods, and two Fifteens and Tenths, was read the second time; but there is no mention made of any thing spoken to it, or the referring of it to Committees, or Ordering of it to be ingrossed, because (as may be conjectured) the Subsidy Bill, being commonly of a great length, the Forenoon was far spent by that time it was read through; and therefore the Arguments upon it were deferred till to Morrow; in which much dispute growing touching the Oath of the Assessors, it was again agitated in the House on Friday the 12th day, and on Saturday the 13th of this instant February ensuing; when it was Ordered to be ingrossed, and was lastly, on Friday the 19th day of the same Month, read the third time, and passed the House.

On Wednesday the 10th day of February, Two Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for Servants robbing of their Masters, and touching Buggery, was read the second time, and Ordered to be engrossed.

Thomas Walwin Gent., John Rice Yeoman, Owen Rice, Rice ap Richard, and Griffith Lewes, and John ap John, Servants to Sir Henry Jones Knight for Carmarthen, being Attached in London in three Actions of Trespass, at the several Suits of George Catchmeyde, William Prime and Henry Elmely Gent., move to have a Writ of Priviledge; Vide plus concerning this matter on Friday the 12th day of this Instant February ensuing.

Divers Arguments were this day in the House upon the Bill of Subsidy, and the Oath therein: Vide touching this Bill in fine diei præcedentis.

On Thursday the 11th day of February, Three Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the last being the Bill for Servants robbing their Masters, Buggery, Invocation of evil Spirits, Inchantments, &c. to be Felony, was read the third time, and passed the House.

Mr. Attorney and Mr. Sollicitor brought from the Lords a Bill against Forgers of Deeds, which was presently read the first time.

On Friday the 12th day of February, Three Bills had each of them one reading; of which the third being the Bill for punishment of Forgers of false Deeds and Wills, was read the second time; But no mention is made, that it was either referr'd to Committees, or Ordered to be ingrossed, because it had been formerly sent from the Lords.

The House desired the Privy-Council to require the Queens Majesty, to have in remembrance their Petition, looking for her most Gracious Answer. Vide touching this matter on Thursday the 28th day of January foregoing, as also on Tuesday the 16. day of this instant February following.

The Committees do certifie the House, that Sir Hen. Jones his men may be committed to the Serjeant, and that he attend Mr. Recorder, and Mr. Gargrave, with the persons before the Lord Chief Justice, to enter with Sureties in Bond of five hundred pound, to appear personally in the Queens Bench, in Trinity Term next, to Answer to such things as shall be then objected to them, on the Queens behalf, and so set at Liberty: Vide concerning this matter on Friday the 5. day, on Monday the 8. day, and on Wednesday the 10. day of this instant February foregoing.

On Saturday the 13. day of February, Arguments touching the Oath of Assessors in the Subsidy being had, the Bill was Ordered to be engrossed: Vide plus on Tuesday the 9. day of this instant February foregoing.

Two Bills had each of them one reading, of which the latter being the Bill touching levying of Fines for respite of Homage, was read the second time, and rejected.

For that John Harrington Esquire, returned Burgess of St Ives in Cornwal, and also for Carnarvon in Wales, doth appear for Carnarvon, a Writ was required for a Burgess for St Ives.

On Monday the 15. day of February, the new Bill touching Usury, was read the first time.

Three Bills were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Vice-Chamberlain, of which one was the Bill touching Servants robbing their Masters, and Buggery to be Felony.

The Bill against those that extol the Bishop of Rome, and refuse the Oath of Allegiance, was read the second time, and (as it should seem) committed to Mr. Vice-Chamberlain, and others not named.

Divers Arguments being had upon the Bill for respite of Homage, it was at the last reejcted.

On Tuesday the 16. day of February, Two Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill touching Usury, was upon the second reading Ordered to be ingrossed.

Robert Parker Servant to Sir William Woodhouse Knight for Norfolk, attached in London at the Suit of Thomas Raber Baker in Transgr., had a Warrant for Priviledge, notwithstanding a judgment given against him.

Mr. Serjeant Carus and Mr. Attorney brought from the Lords five Bills for Restitution in Blood of divers persons.

Mr. Comptroller and Mr. Secretary declared from the Queens Highness, that she doubted not, but the grave Heads of this House did right well consider, that she forgot not the Suit of this House for the Succession, the matter being so weighty; nor could forget it: but she willed the young Heads, to take Example of the Antients: Vide touching this business on Saturday the 16. day, Monday the 18. day, Tuesday the 19. day, Tuesday the 26. day, Wednesday the 27 day, and on Thursday the 28. day of January foregoing; as also on Friday the 12. day of this instant February preceeding. Vide April the 10. postea.

On Wednesday the 17. day of February, Three Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill to confirm the Liberties of Exeter, was read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.

On Thursday the 18. day of February, Six Bills had each of them one reading; of which the fifth being the Bill for Confirmation of the Liberties of Exeter, was read the third time, and passed the House. And the last being the Bill for punishment of Usury, and unlawful Bargains, was read also the third time, and passed per Divisionem Domus, viz. with the Bill a hundred thirty four, and against it ninety.

On Friday the 19. day of February, Two Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for the Subsidy and two Fifteens, granted by the Temporalty, was read the third time, and passed the House; Vide touching this Bill on Tuesday the 9. day of this Instant February foregoing.

Thomas Andrews Esq; Burgess for Sudbury in Suffolk, and Thomas Eymis Burgess for Thuske in the County of York, for their weighty affairs have Licence to be absent.

On Saturday the 20. day of February, Three Bills had each of them one reading; of which the last being the Bill against ingrossing of Wooll, and that Wooll-Winders may buy Wooll, was read the second time, and thereupon rejected.

Three Bills were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Vice-Chamberlain, of which one was for the punishment of Usury, and another for the Subsidy granted by the Temporalty.

Four other Bills also had each of them one reading; of which the third being the Bill against those that shall extol the Bishop of Rome, or shall refuse the Oath of Allegiance, was read the third time, and passed the House.

Robert Wieth Gent. Burgess for Wiche in the County of Worcester, for his necessary affairs is Licensed to be absent.

On Monday the 22. day of February, Four Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill for the Bowyers of London; And the last to raise Grigg Mills between Plime and Dart in Devonshire, were each of them read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.

The Bill against those that extol the Bishop of Rome, &c. was sent up to the Lords by Mr. Secretary.

William Poughnyll Gent. Burgess of Ludlow in the County of Salop, for his great affairs in the Marches, hath Licence to be absent.

On Tuesday the 23. day of February, Seven Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the first being for the avoiding of divers Foreign Wares; The second touching Badgers of Corn; The third for punishment of those that call themselves Egyptians; And the fourth for allowance to Sheriffs for Justices Dyets at the Assizes, were each of them read the second time, and Ordered to be engrossed.

Richard Bertie Esq; one of the Knights of the County of Lincoln, for his weighty affairs, was Licensed to be absent.

On Wednesday the 24. day of February, Four Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the new Bill against Clipping, Washing, and Filing of Coins, was read the first time.

On Thursday the 25. day of February, Six Bills had each of them one reading; of which the third for punishment of Clipping and Washing of money; And the fifth for such as lend their Goods for Apparel; were each of them upon the second reading Ordered to be ingrossed; And the last being the Bill against forging of false Deeds, with Provisoes from this House, was read the third time, and passed.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon six Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for Restitution in Blood of Anne Thomas, was read the second time; but no mention is made, that it was either referred to Committees, or Ordered to be ingrossed, because it had been formerly sent from the Lords.

William Undale Esq; Burgess for the Town of Southampton, was for his necessary affairs Licensed to be absent.

On Friday the 26th day of February, the Bill for dressed Flax, and the Bill touching Originals of Fines imbezelled, were each of them read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.

Four other Bills also had each of them one reading; of which one was the Bill that StKatherines Church shall be a Parish Church, and a School Erected.

The Bill for Clipping and Washing of money, and the Bill against Sale of Wares for Apparel to persons under Land or Fees, &c. were each of them read the third time, and passed the House; And the last, being for having Grigg Mills between Plime and Dart in Devonshire, was upon the third reading dashed by the division of the House; viz. with the Bill forty seven, and against the Bill eighty four.

On Saturday the 27th day of February, Sir Robert Wingfeild, one of the Knights for the County of Suffolk, for his affairs at the Assizes, was Licensed to be absent.

The Bill for further punishment of Vagabonds, calling themselves Egyptians, and the Bill for allowance to Sheriffs for Justices Dyets, were each of them read the third time, and passed the House.

Six Bills were sent up to the Lords by Mr Secretary, with the Bill of the Subsidy amended, of which one was touching the punishment of Vagabonds, and another for Clipping and washing of money.

Three Bills lastly had each of them one reading; of which one being the Bill to add de circumstantibus to the Juries in Wales, and Couties Palatine of Lancaster and Chester, was read the third time, and passed the House.