On Tuesday the first day of October, the Knights,
Citizens, Burgesses and Barons of the House
of Commons, being Assembled together in their
own House, about nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, report was made unto them (by Sir Edward Rogers Knight, Comptroller of her Majesties Houshold, as is most probable, in respect
that he was the Chief Privy-Councellor of the
House) that her Majesty had been moved according to the former Order, for her Licence to
chuse a Speaker, and that they should receive
Answer thereof this day in the Upper House;
and thereupon, as soon as they had notice, that
divers of the Lords, Spiritual and Temporal, with
Sir Nicholas Bacon Knight, Lord Keeper of the
Great Seal of England, were Assembled in the
Upper House, and expected their repair thither,
they presently went up unto the Lords, where
the Lord Keeper shewed forth a Commission
from her Majesty under the Great Seal of England, directed unto him, which he Commanded
the Clerk openly to read.
Which said Commission, as also the greatest
part of the foregoing days passages, are transcribed out of the Original Journal-Book of the
Upper House, and inserted here, as into the due
and proper place. Which very things were in
part also mentioned in the Original Book of the
House of Commons, with the passages of this
present Tuesday, although in both I have not
omitted to supply some things my self, which
might easily be gathered by the comparing of several things together. The Tenor of the said
Commission ensueth verbatim.
ELizabeth, by the Grace of God, Queen of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the
Faith, &c. To our right Trusty and right well Beloved
Chancellor, Sir Nicholas Bacon Knight, Lord Keeper
of our Great Seal of England, Greeting. Where in
the beginning of this present Parliament holden at
Westminster the 12th day of January, in the fifth
Year of our Reign, the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses being Assembled in the same Year, in the same
Parliament, were Commanded by us, to go to their
accustomed place, and there to chuse among themselves one, to be their Speaker, according to their
accustomed manner; whereupon the same Knights,
Citizens and Burgesses, did Elect and chuse one
Thomas Williams Esq; to be their Speaker, and the
same their Election did afterwards certifie unto us,
which we did allow and ratifie; since which time
this our present Parliament hath been continued by
divers Prorogations, until the 30. of September,
in this present eighth Year of our Reign, at which
day the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and also the
said Knights, Citizens and Burgesses being Assembled, for this present Parliament at Westminister,
in their accustomed places, the said Knights, Citizens and Burgesses have declared unto us, that the
said Thomas Williams since the last Session of this
present Parliament, is dead. And thereupon have
made their humble Suit and Petition unto us, that
they might have Licence and Commandment from
us, to proceed to elect among themselves, one other
to be their Speaker for the rest of this present Parliament yet to come. Wherefore We, having certain
and perfect knowledge, that the said Thomas Williams is dead, as they have alledged, and considering their humble Petition and Request, very meet
and necessary to be granted, have appointed and
Constituted you, and by these Presents, We do Will,
Command, Constitute and Appoint you, for us and
in our Name, to call the said Knights, Citizens
and Burgesses before you, and other the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, Assembled in this our present
Parliament, in the Higher House of our Parliament
at Westminister, and there for us, and in our
Name, to Will and Command the said Knights,
Citizens and Burgesses, to resort to their accustomed
place, and there to Elect and chuse amongst themselves, one sufficient and able person, to be their
Speaker for the rest of this present Parliament to
come; And after they have so made their Election,
that then three or four of them, for and in all their
names, shall signifie the same unto us. And thereupon we will further signifie our pleasure unto them,
what day and time they shall present the person Elected before us, as heretofore hath been in like cases
accustomed to be done; wherefore our Will and
Pleasure is, that you do diligently attend about the
doing of the premises, and execute the same with
effect. In Witness whereof we have caused these our
Letters of Commission to be Sealed with our Great
Seal of England. Witness our Self at Westminster, the first day of October, in the Eighth Year
of our Reign. The residue of this Days Passages
follows out of the Journal of the House of Commons.
As soon as the said Commission had been read,
the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and Barons
of the House of Commons, departed into their
own House; where Sir Edward Rogers Knight,
Comptroller of her Majesties Houshold, declared
unto them, that for as much as Richard Onslow
Esq;, her Majesties Sollicitor General, was a
Member of their said House, being Elected a
Burgess for the Borough of ....... in the County
of Sussex, they would use some means to have
him restored unto them (who as yet attended in
the Upper House) to join with them in their Election of a Speaker. And thereupon, notice
thereof being given to the Lords of the Upper
House, upon Consultation had amongst them,
the said Mr Onslow was sent down with the
Queens Serjeant at Law, Mr Carus, and Mr Attorney General, to shew for himself, why he
should not be a Member of this House, who alledging many weighty reasons, as well for his
Office of Sollicitor, as for his Writ of Attendance
in the Upper House, was nevertheless adjudged
to be a Member of this House. And thereupon
proceeding to the Election, Mr Comptroller nominated Mr Onslow to be Speaker, who humbly
disabled himself, as well for non-ability of substance meet for that place, as also for his Oath
made to the Queens Majesty, and required them
to proceed to a new Election; upon whose Arguments the House was divided, and the number to have him Speaker was eighty two, and
the contrary was sixty. And immediately Mr
Comptroller, and Mr Vice-Chamberlain, brought
him from his place, to the Chair, and there set
On Wednesday the second day of October, between three and four of the Clock in the Afternoon, the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses of the
House of Commons, repaired to the Upper
House (having notice that her Majesty with the
Lords and divers others were already set in the
said House, expecting their coming) where
Richard Onslow Esq;, their Speaker Elect, was
led up to the Rail or Bar at the lower end of the
said House, between Sir Edward Rogers Knight,
Comptroller of her Majesties Houshold, and Sir
Francis Knolles Knight, her Highness ViceChamberlain, and so presented unto her Majesty;
where having disabled himself in many respects,
he was notwithstanding allowed by her Majesty,
by the Mouth of the Lord Keeper. After which
having desired free access to her Highness, and
pardon for himself, if he should in any thing
unwittingly fail or mistake; the Lord Keeper, by
her Majesties Commandment, declared her full
Assent to the said particulars. And thereupon
the said Speaker, being now completely and
perfectly invested in his place, departed back
with the residue of the House of Commons, unto their own House; where according to the
usual Form, one Bill had its first reading; viz.
The Bill how Sanctuary-persons shall be compellable for payment of their Debts.
Nota, That the Passages of this Afternoon,
containing in them the manner of the Presentment and Allowance of the Speaker, were in
part transcribed out of the Original JournalBook of the House of Commons, and in part
out of a certain Anonymous Memorial I had by
me, containing the foresaid matters at large; in
both which, it doth appear directly, that the
said Richard Onslow Esq;, her Majesties Sollicitor
General, now Speaker of the said House, did
contrary to all former and latter Presidents, only
Petition her Majesty in behalf of the House, for
free access; and did very ignorantly omit, or
carelesly forget to mention those two other antient and undoubted Priviledges of the same
House; viz. Liberty of Speech, and Freedom
from Arrests for themselves and Followers; or
else perhaps he thought and conceived, that those
said rights of the House were so evident and unquestionable, as they needed no further Confirmation. And doubtless, whatsoever the said
Mr Onslow conceived, yet the Event at this Session of Parliament, notwithstanding his omission,
made it most clear, for those two great businesses
of her Majesties Marriage, and declaring a Successor, coming into agitation at this time, Mr
Mounson, Mr Bell, Mr Paul Wentworth, and others used so great Liberty of Speech, as (I conceive) was never used in any Parliament, or Session of Parliament before, or since. Nor were
they any less zealous to maintain and preserve
that their other priviledge of freedom from Arrests (omitted likewise by the said Mr Onslow)
when occasion was offered, than at any other
A motion finally was made this day by Sir William Cecil, her Majesties Principal Secretary, that
one Hen. Green, Burgess for Hereford, was come
up to attend; and that the Plague was in the
said Town at his coming away: and thereupon
it was Ordered by the House, that he should not
come thither but have Licence to depart.
It was Ordered, that the House should be called upon Friday next.
This day Mr Speaker took the Oath, which I
conceive was the Oath of Supremacy, in such
form and manner, as other Members of the
House have it administred unto them; saving
only that he takes it in the presence of the
On Thursday the third day of October, were
divers Arguments made touching the Oath, which
the new Burgesses (Elected in such places as were
void since the last Session, in An. 5 Regin. Eliz.)
should take; being, as I conceive, the same
Oath of Supremacy, which the other Burgesses
had taken at the beginning of the foresaid Session, in the fifth year of her Majesty. And at
last it was fully resolved by the said House, that
they should take the said Oath accordingly. And
Mr Comptroller of her Majesties Houshold, was
appointed to Minister the said Oath unto them;
Vt vide in die Veneris jam proximè sequente: vide
Octob. 8. Tuesday postea.
This day the Clerk of the House, and Serjeant
at Arms, took the Oath, which was doubtless
that of Supremacy; but how this should happen,
that the Clerk of the House should take the
same, I cannot guess. For he, being an Officer
for Life, taketh the same only at his first coming into the said place, and never after. And at
this Session of Parliament ........ Seymor Esq;
continued in that place, which he had held many
years before; and the first Parliament in which
Fulk Onslow Esq; his Successor did serve, was in
the next following in Anno 13 Regin. Eliz.
Mr Thomas Broomly, being Elected both a Burgess for the Borough of Guildford in the County
of Surrey, and one of the Knights for London,
upon his Election to stand for Guildford, it was
resolved by the House, that a new Writ should
go out for the Choice of another Knight, to be
returned for London.
The long Bill touching Informations with
costs for the Defendant, was read the first
time; and the Bill touching Sanctuaries, was read
the second time, and committed (as it seemeth)
to Mr Recorder and others.
On Friday the 4th day of October, the Bill for
Answering the Queens Majesties Revenues in the
hands of Receivers, was read the first time.
Sir Francis Knolles, her Majesties Vice-Chamberlain, declared unto the House, that the Deputy to the Lord Steward, by the Constitution
of the Queens Majesties Houshold, is taken to be
Mr Treasurer, or Mr Comptroller, and the Oath
to be taken before one of them, and that the
Queens Majesty hath appointed Sir Edward Rogers Knight, her said Comptroller, to take the
Oath (at this time usually accustomed to be administred) of the Knights and Burgesses, as Lord
Steward for that purpose.
Nota, That there being at this time no Lord
Steward of her Majesties Houshold, it is here
said (which is worthy much observation) that
by the constitutions of the Queens Houshold,
when there is no Lord Steward, the Treasurer or
Comptroller of her said Houshold are taken to
be of common usage and course his Deputy, to
all intents and purposes.
Nota also, That none of the Knights, or Burgesses, which had been present, at the first Session of this Parliament, in an. 5 Regin. Eliz. and
had then taken the Oath of Supremacy, did now
take it again; but only such of them, who had
been newly Elected, and returned for places void
since the ending of the said first Session, as see
more at large on Tuesday the 8th day of this instant October following.
The House was appointed to be called on
Monday next at eight of the Clock.
The Bill touching informations upon penal
Statutes, with costs for the Defendants, was read
the second time, and committed (as it seemeth)
to Sir Nicholas Throgmorton, and others.
On Saturday the 5th day of October, the Bill for
Answering the Queens Majesties Revenues, in the
hands of Receivers, was read the second time,
and committed (as it seemeth) to Mr Vice-Chamberlain, and others. The new Bill also to avoid
Sanctuaries for Debt, was read the first time.
And lastly, The long Bill of Apparel, as well for
temporal men as spiritual, and also for Women,
was read the first time, and was thereupon (as
it should seem) committed unto Mr Comptroller and others, to consider of it.
On Monday the 7th day of October, the new
Bill to avoid Sanctuaries for Debt, was read the
second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed. After
which, upon Allegations made for the exemption of the Sanctuary of Westminster, by the Dean
thereof, a day was given unto him, on Friday
next at nine of the Clock, to attend in the
House, with his Learned Councel, to shew cause,
why the said Sanctuary should be exempted.
Vide also touching this matter on Wednesday the
16th day of this instant October.
Christopher Haies a Merchant of London, made
suit to come into the House, to put them in remembrance of some matters of weight, and being heard, thanks were given him for his Motion; but what the said Motion was, through the
Clerks great negligence is wholly omitted, neither is it possible to gather by the Journal-Book
it self to what end it tended, although it may
not improbably be conjectured, that it was
touching matters of Merchandize, or Shipping.
The business (which had been disputed of in
the House on Thursday foregoing) was this day
again debated, and (as it should seem) some
moved to know, whether the Antient Knights
and Burgesses still remaining, since the last Session, in Anno 5 Regin. Eliz. ought not to take again the Oath of Supremacy, as well as those
that were newly Elected, and returned. Although it were the general Opinion, and Vote
of the House (as may be gathered) that the new
Knights and Burgesses only, should be sworn;
yet it was committed to Mr Secretary Cecill, Mr
Vice-Chamberlain, Mr Kingsmill and others (not
named) to consider thereof, and to certify the
House, which they did accordingly, on the Morrow following.
On Tuesday the 8th day of October, the Bill
touching the ingrossing of Tallow, and Kitchinstuff, was read the first time.
Mr Kingsmill one of the Committee appointed yesterday to consider whether the Antient
Members of the House, which had taken the
Oath the last Session in An. 5 Regin. Eliz. should
now have it administred unto them again, or
whether those only who were newly Elected,
and returned at the beginning of this present Session, (and to certifie thereof accordingly) made
Declaration this Forenoon, by the Assent of the
said Committee, that the former Knights and
Burgesses should not be sworn, but those only
who were newly returned.
A Motion was made that ........ Gardiner,
one of the Burgesses of the House, remained now
Prisoner in the Fleet, and desired to be restored
to the said House; whereupon the Master of the
Rolls, and the Master of the Requests, were appointed by the House to repair unto the Lord
Keeper (in the name of the same House) to
know the cause of his said Imprisonment, and
to demand his Restitution. To which Question
and Request, the said Lord Keeper did send his
Answer by them, on the Morrow following.
On Wednesday the 9th day of October, Two
Bills had each of them their first reading; of
which the second was the Bill for buying of
course Woolls in the North parts.
The Master of the Rolls (who had been sent
yesterday with the Master of Requests, unto the
Lord Keeper, touching ....... Gardiner, a Member of this House) declared from his Lordship,
that he might be restored to this House again,
with condition that upon Prorogation, or Dissolution of this present Session of Parliament, he
might be Prisoner again.
Two Bills had each of them one reading, of
which the second being the Bill touching ingrossing of Tallow, and Kitchin stuff, was upon the
second reading rejected.
On Thursday the 10th day of October, Two
Bills had each of them their first reading; of
which the second being the Bill for continuance
of divers Acts of Parliament, to the end of the
next Parliament, was read the first time.
The new Bill also touching Apparel of the
Laity and Clergy, was this day brought into the
House; but whether it was read or no, cannot
certainly be set down.
The Dean of Westminster (who had been appointed on Monday the 7th day of this instant
October foregoing, to shew the Priviledges of the
Sanctuary of the said Church) had further day
given him this instant Thursday, upon the Motion of Mr Speaker, until Wednesday next, being
the 16th day of this instant October following.
On Friday the 11th day of October, the Bill
that Sussex and Surrey, and other Counties, never
having but one Sheriff, may have several Sheriffs,
was read the first time, and under the Title of
the said Bill, at the bottom of it, is written Mr
Vice-Chamberlain, which is all that is usually
done also under the Title of any Bill, which
is committed upon the second reading, whether
Mr Vice-Chamberlain or any other be one of the
Committees named; such is the imperfect setting
down of things in these former times: and therefore to what end Mr Vice-Chamberlains name
should be added in this place, I cannot guess,
unless this Bill were committed upon the first
reading (as many others have been) or else that
he brought in the Bill, and commended it to the
The new Bill against Informers upon penal
Statutes, was this day brought into the House,
and read the first time.
On Saturday the 12th day of October, the Bill
touching prices of Barrells by Coopers, as in the
Statute Anno 24 Hen. 8. was read the first
Two Bills lastly against Informers upon penal
Statutes, were each of them read the second
time; and (as it should seem) were thereupon committed to Mr Vice-Chamberlain and
On Monday the 14th day of October, Three
Bills had each of them one reading; of which
the third being the Bill touching prices of Barrels and Kilderkins, sold by Coopers, was upon
the second reading Ordered to be ingrossed.
Upon Complaint made by Mr Grasion against
one Philpot, a Pursuivant in the Court of Wards,
touching two Promoters for Extortion, the said
Pursuivant was sent for.
On Tuesday the 15th day of October, the new
Bill touching Apparel to be worn by the Laity,
and Clergy, was read the second time; and, as
it should seem, was thereupon committed to
Mr Vice-Chamberlain and others.
Two Bills were brought from the Lords to
the House of Commons, by Mr Serjeant Carus,
and Mr Attorney; of which the first was the Bill
touching Fines and Recoveries; and the second
was the Bill to take away Clergy from Offenders
in certain Cases.
On Wednesday the 16th day of October, Two
Bills of no great moment, had each of them one
reading; of which the second being the Bill for
Assurance of Fines and Recoveries to be good,
from the beginning of the Reign of Queen Eliz.
although the Original be imbezelled, was read the
This Morning finally the Dean of Westminster
(according to the appointment of the House on
Thursday last, the 10th day of this instant October foregoing) was present at the Bar, with his
Councel.; viz. Mr. Edmond Plowden of the Middle-Temple, and Mr. Ford a Civilian. The Dean
himself made an Oration in defence of the Sanctuary, and alledged divers Grants by King Lucius and other Christian Kings, and Mr. Plowden
alledged the Grant for Sanctuary there by King
Edward five hundred years ago; viz. Dat. in
An. 1066. with great reasons in Law and Chronicle; and Mr. Ford alledged divers Stories and
Laws for the same; and thereupon the Bill was
committed to the Master of the Rolls, and others (not named) to peruse the Grants, and
to certifie the force of the Law now for Sanctuaries.
On Thursday the 17th day of October, the Bill
affirming the Consecration of Archibishops and
Bishops within this Realm, was read the second
time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.
Sir Edward Rogers Knight, Comptroller of her
Majesties Houshold, moved the House to have
consideration of the Queens Majesties late great
and extraordinary expences, to proportion out
some supply accordingly. And thereupon Sir
William Cecil Knight, her Highness Principal Secretary, made an Excellent Declaration of the
Queens great Charges in defending New-Haven
in France, in repairing and increasing the Navy
and Munition, her Charges also against John
Oneyle in Ireland; and immediately thereupon,
all the Privy-Council being Members of this
House, the Master of the Rolls, and forty others
of the House, whose names are omitted through
the negligence of the Clerk, were nominated
and appointed to consider of the rate and payment of some supply and aid to be given to her
Majesty, and Ordered to meet to Morrow in the
Afternoon, in the Star-Chamber.
On Friday the 18th day of October, Four Bills
had each of them one reading, of which the last
being the Bill touching prices of Barrels and Kilderkins, was read the third time.
A Motion was made by Mr. Molineux, for the
reviving of the Suit touching the Declaration of
a Successor, in case her Majesty should die without Issue of her own Body; which Suit had
been first moved by the House, and their Petition preferred therein, in the first Session of this
Parliament, in Anno 5 Regin. Eliz. and that the
said business touching the Declaration of a Successor, and the Subsidy Bill might proceed together, which Motion was very well approved
by the greater part of the said House.
And thereupon divers Propositions and Reasonings ensued, this great business being once
moved, although it should seem in the conclusion thereof, that the greater part of the House
were resolved to recontinue the said Suit, and
to know her Highness Answer: Although Sir
Ralph Sadler Knight Banneret, one of her PrivyCouncil, had declared and affirmed unto the
House, that he had heard the Queen say, in the
presence of divers of the Nobility, that for the
Wealth of the Realm, her Highness was minded
to Marry. Vide plus concerning this matter on
Monday the 25th day of November following,
whither all the days are referred, on which this
business was agitated.
On Saturday the 19th day of October, the Bill
touching Fines and Recoveries to be good from
the beginning of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth,
although the Originals be lost, was read the second time, and, as it should seem, was committed to Mr Seckford and others.
Three Bills finally were brought down to the
House from the Lords, of which one was the
Bill for the Indenization of John Stafford, born
beyond the Seas; and another for prevention
of fraudulent gifts in Bankrupts.
Mr. Secretary Cecill, and Sir Francis Knolles,
her Majesties Vice-Chamberlain, declared unto
the House, that the Queens Majesty was, by
Gods special Providence, moved to Marriage,
and that the mindeth for the Wealth of her
Commons, to prosecute the same.
Sir Ambrose Cave Chancellor of the Dutchy,
and Sir Edward Rogers Comptroller of her Majesties Houshold, affirmed the same, and thereupon perswaded and advised the House to see
the sequel of that, before they made further
Suit touching the Declaration of a Successor.
But against this Opinion divers Lawyers of
the House (although their names are negligently omitted, the chief of them being Mounson,
Bell, and Kingsmill) did argue very boldly and
judiciously. And so prevailed with the greatest
part of the House, as that it was resolved, contrary to the foregoing Motion of those of her
Majesties Privy-Council, to recontinue their
Suit touching the Declaration of a Successor, and
to get the Queens Answer. And to that end it
was Ordered, that all the Privy-Council being
Members of this House, with forty four others
(whose names are omitted in the Original Journal-Book of the said House) should meet to Morrow, to consult and advise in what manner they
might move the Lords of the Upper-House, to
join with them in this matter.
This is the second day in which this great business was agitated in the House of Commons, upon which doubtless those four Privy-Councellors,
who first moved to have a stop made of it, did
it not without her Majesties special Direction
(who, as it is very probable, foresaw even then
the great inconveniencies, which the further prosecution thereof would produce) as see more at
large, that it did indeed so fall out, upon Monday
the 25th day of November ensuing.
Mr Secretary Cecill (seeing his former Motion
could not prevail to stop the foregoing resolution of the House, partly, as may be conjectured,
to divert it, and partly that the matter of supply might preceed it) made a Declaration of the
Rates of one Subsidy, and one fifteenth and tenth,
according to the proportion of that Subsidy
which had been given in the first Session of this
Parliament (in an. 5 Regin. Eliz.) but withal
proposed further days of payment.
October the 20th Sunday.
On Monday the 21th day of October, some
Addition, which had been annex'd to the Bill
touching Coopers (as it should seem) after the
third reading thereof (which was on Friday the
18. day of this instant October foregoing) was
read the first, second and third time, and so
passed with the Bill.
Three other Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill to take
Clergy from Cut-Purses and Pick-Purses, was
read the third time, and passed upon the Question.
These two foregoing Bills, which passed this
House this Morning, were sent up to the Lords
by Mr. Comptroller, with all the Committees
(who were appointed on Saturday the 19. day
of this instant October foregoing, in the great
business touching her Majesties Declaration of a
Successor) with Order also from the House to
move the Lords to join with this House, in the
said Suit to her Majesty (Vide plus concerning
this business, on Monday the 25. day of November ensuing.)
Three Bills had each of them one reading, of
which the first being the Bill for Sealing of
Cloaths by the Alneager of Lancaster, was read
the second time, and (as it should seem) committed to Mr. Southerly and others.
The Committees brought word from the
Lords, upon their request, that they coming again to the Lords on the Morrow, following,
should have Answer.
On Tuesday the 22. day of October, the Bill
Confirming the Consecration of Archibishops, and
Bishops within this Realm, was read the third
time, and passed upon the Question.
Doctor Vaughan and Mr. Martin brought word
from the Lords, that their Lordships desired the
Committees of this House, to defer their coming
unto them until to Morrow. But about what
business the said meeting should then be, is
through the great negligence of Mr. Seymour, at
this time Clerk of the House of Commons, wholly
omitted: although it were doubtless touching
those two great business; of her Majesties
Marriage, and the Declaration of her next Successor. For the consideration of which, the
House had appointed a select Committee (being
the same here mentioned) on Saturday the 19.
day of this instant October foregoing, and had
yesterday sent them up to the Lords, to move
their Lordships to join with them in Petitioning
her Majesty, touching the same. And it should
seem the reason why their Lordships deferr'd
their Answer this day, contrary to their appointment yesterday, was because the Archbishop of
York, the Earl of Northumberland, and eighteen
other Lords Spiritual and Temporal, were first
appointed to repair in the Afternoon of this present Tuesday, unto her Majesty, to know her
pleasure therein, as may directly be gathered out
of the Original Journal-Book of the Upper
House. Vide Novemb. 25. postea.
On Wednesday the 23. day of October, Mr.
Comptroller and the other Committees (appointed on Saturday the 19. day of this instant
October foregoing) were sent up to the Lords,
with the Bill for declaring the manner of making
and Consecrating of Archbishops and Bishops
within this Realm to be good, lawful and perfect;
and, as it should seem, had Order likewise to
desire of the Lords their resolution touching
those two great business of her Majesties Marriage, and Declaration of a Successor; and that
Mr. Bell, Mr. Mounson, and Mr. Kingsmill, three
others of the said Committee, should make Declaration of the said matters unto their Lordships. For upon the return of the same Committees from the Lords, towards the end of this Forenoon, they made report to this purpose, accordingly.
Ten Bills had each of them their first reading,
of which the first was the Bill to confirm by
Parliament the Queens Letters Patents for an
Hospital at Gloucester; and the second touching
Demurrers after Verdict, how exceptions should
Mr. Comptroller with the rest of the Committees (which had been sent up to the Lords
this Morning) returning from them, shewed that
their Lordships having heard the several Declarations of Mr. Bell, Mr. Mounson, and Mr. Kingsmill, and others of the said Committee, touching
those two great businesses of her Majesties Marriage, and Declaration of her next Successor, who
had spoken very amply and fully unto their
Lordships, were resolved to deliberate further
(as the great weight of the matters in hand required) and to send word thereof to this House
accordingly. Vide at large concerning this business, on Monday the 25. day of November ensuing.
On Thursday the 24. day of October, the Bill
for Corporation of Merchant Adventurers, for
discovery of new Trades, was read the first
It was Ordered, that a Warrant should be
granted to require a Writ for the Election of a
new Burgess for Abingdon, in the County of
Berks, in the place of Oliver Hide Deceased.
Two Bills also had each of them one reading,
of which the first being the Bill touching Demurrers, how they shall be entred, was upon
the second reading Ordered to be engrossed.
On Friday the 25. day of October, Two Bills
had each of them one reading; of which the
first was intituled, The Bill amended for Apparel
of all States under the Prince.
Mr. Serjeant Carus, and Mr. Attorney, brought
word from the Lords, that the Committees of
this House (appointed on Saturday the 19. day
of this instant October foregoing) might be sent
up to their Lordships to receive their Answer.
Whereupon as many of the Committees as were
then present, without others in the places of
those that were absent, went up to the Lords,
and soon after returned, and brought word
down to the House, that their Lordships would
join with this said House in the Suit to her Majesty, touching her Majesties Marriage, and the
Declaration of a Successor. Vide plus concerning
this matter, on Monday the 25. day of November
The Bill touching Cutlers of London to have
search of that Art in divers places in and about
London, was read the first time.
On Saturday the 26. day of October, Two
Bills had each of them their first reading; of
which the first was the Bill for the Inning of the
residue of Plumsted-Marsh; and the second the
Bill touching Informers for Execution of penal
Statutes, and under it was written thus.
A like President to which see on Friday the
11. of this instant October foregoing, where the
reason of it is conjecturally discussed.
On Monday the 28. day of October, Two Bills
had each of them one reading; of which the
first being the Bill touching the making of Steel,
and Iron-Wyer within this Realm; and the second being the Bill for one Fifteenth and Tenth,
and also a Subsidy, as well of English Persons
as Strangers, were each of them read the first
On Tuesday the 29. day of October, Three
Bills had each of them one reading; of which
the last being the Bill Confirming the Letters
Patents for the Hospital at Gloucester, was read
the second time; and (as it should seem) committed to Mr. Arnold, and others.
A Warrant was granted for a Writ to be
made, and sent out for the Election of a new
Burgess for the Borough of Graunpound, in the
County of Cornwall, in the place of Christopher
Perne, reported to be Lunatick.
A Warrant also was granted to William Jones,
Servant to Sir Thomas Gerrard Knight, one of
the Knights for the County of Lancaster, to attain priviledge (that is to have his priviledge
allowed) who was Summoned to Answer at
London in a Plea of Debt of ten pound, at the
Suit of John Allen and Emme his Wife.
On Wednesday the 30. day of October, the Bill
touching Informers for Execution of penal Laws,
was read the second time, and Ordered to be
The Lords sent word by Mr. Serjeant Carus,
and Mr. Attorney, that they have chosen of
themselves thirty, and require a number of this
House to be joined with them, to consult of the
Suit to the Queens Majesty (touching those two
great businesses of her Majesties Marriage, and
Declaration of a Successor) and to send up word
to Morrow of the number chosen. Vide concerning this matter on Monday the 25. day of November following.
On Thursday the 31. day of October, upon the
report of the Bill for Sanctuaries, it was agreed
to be ingrossed: but what the effect of the said
report was, or by whom it was made, appeareth
not in the Original Journal-Book of the House
of Commons; but may easily be collected by
comparing this foregoing matter, with the former agitation of this business on Wednesday the
16. day of this present October foregoing. For
this Bill of Sanctuaries having had its first and
second reading on Monday the 7. day of the same
Month, was then said from ingrossing, upon
the motion of the Dean of Westminster, upon
his pretending that it was prejudicial to the Liberties and Priviledges of the said Church; and
thereupon having been heard himself at large,
and his Councel also on the foresaid 16. day of
October, the whole business was referred to the
Master of the Rolls, to consider of further, and
thereupon to make report unto the House;
which, as it seemeth, having done accordingly,
this present Thursday Morning, the House thereupon proceeded with the said Bill, and Ordered
it to be ingrossed.
Two Bills of no great moment, had each of
them their first reading; of which the second
was the Bill for Explanation of the Act for
The House this day (according to the request
of the Lords sent down yesterday by Mr. Serjeant Carus, and Mr. Attorney) appointed all the
Privy-Council, being Members of this House,
and divers others, to repair unto the Lords this
Forenoon; which they performed immediately:
But their names being very negligently omitted,
by Mr. Seymour, at this time Clerk of the House
of Commons, in this Original Journal-Book of
the said House; are therefore supplied out of
that of the Upper House, being as followeth.
Sir Edward Rogers Knight, Comptroller of her
Highness Houshold, Sir Francis Knolles, her
Highness Vice-Chamberlain, Sir William Cecill,
her Majesties Chief Secretary, Sir Ambrose Cave
Knight, Chancellor of her Highness Dutchy of
Lancaster, Sir William Peeter, Sir Ralph Sadler,
Sir Walter Mildmay, Knights, all of her Highness
Privy-Council, Sir Thomas Wroth the Master of
the Rolls, Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, Sir Morrice
Berkely, Sir Peter Carew, Sir John Chichester, Sir
Thomas Gargrave, Sir Henry Nevill, Sir Nicholas
Arnold, Sir Henry Ashelie, Sir John Pollard, Sir
John Perrott, Sir Gabriel Carew, Sir Thomas Gerrard, Sir William Chester, Sir John White, Sir John
Sellinger, Sir John Constable, Sir . . . . . . Hastings,
Sir John Moor, Sir John Southwrote, Sir John Thinn,
Sir G. Turpin, Sir Henry Gates, Sir Robert Wingfeild, Sir Henry Cheyney, and Sir Arthur Champernown Knights, Mr. Seckford, Mr. Bell, Mr.
Mounson, Mr. Dalton, Mr. Colbie, Mr. Kingsmill,
Mr. Mollineux, Mr. Mersh, Mr. Prat, Mr. Norton, Mr. Robert Newdigate, Mr. Strickland, Mr.
Wray, Mr. Sands, Mr. Recorder, Mr. William
Fleetwood, Mr. Mountgomery, Mr. Thomas Fleetwood, Mr. Heneage, Mr. Bartue, Mr. Alford, Mr.
Henry Knolles Sen., Mr. Hasset, Mr. Hawtry, Mr.
John Haistings, Mr. Asbbie of the Jewel-House,
Mr. Colly, Mr. William Moor, Mr. Hilliar, Mr.
Knight Marshall, Mr. Robert Manners, Mr. Bark
ham, Mr. Francis Newdigate, Mr. Warncomb, Mr.
Francis Brown, Mr. Dunch, Mr. Withers, Mr.
Robert Bowes, Mr. Awberry, Mr. Haddon, Mr. Edward Leighton, Mr. Young, Mr. Charles Howard,
and Mr. Wilson Esquires.
The Names of these Committees being thus
transcribed out of the Original Journal-Book of
the Upper House, now follows the Issue of their
said meeting and Conference with the Lords, out
of the Original Journal-Book of the House of
Commons; which was, that after they had returned thanks unto their Lordships for their
readiness to join with them in their Suit unto
her Majesty touching those two great businesses
of her Marriage, and the Declaration of a Successor; their said Lordships Answer was, that on
Saturday next in the Afternoon they would confer with them the said Committees of the House
of Commons, in the Utter (or Outward) Parliament Chamber.