Journal of the House of Lords
February 1585

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Sir Simonds d'Ewes

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1682

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318-321

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'Journal of the House of Lords: February 1585', The Journals of all the Parliaments during the reign of Queen Elizabeth (1682), pp. 318-321. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43702 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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February 1585

On Thursday the 4th day of February, to which day the Parliament had been on Monday the 21th day of December last past by her Majesties Commission under the Great Seal adjourned, the Lords and Commons repaired each of them without all manner of Pomp or Solemnity to their several Houses, and there fell upon such ordinary business as had been left unperfected at their last Adjournment. The Names of the Lords who were this day present in the Upper House being as followeth out of the Original Journal-Book.

Archiepiscopus Cantuar.
Archiepiscopus Eboracen.
Thomas Bromley Miles Dominus Cancellarius.
Dominus Burleigh Dominus Thesaurarius.
Marchio Winton.

Comites.

Comes Oxon. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Leicester Magnus Seneschallus.
Comes Kantiæ.
Comes Sussex.
Vice-Comes Mountague.

Episcopi.

Episcopus Winton.
Episcopus Sarisburien.
Episcopus Oxon.
Episcopus Meneven.

Barones.

Dominus Zouch.
Dominus Willoughbie.
Dominus Dacres.
Dominus Cobham.
Dominus Stourton.
Dominus Mountjoy.
Dominus Wentworth.
Dominus Borough.
Dominus Cromwell.
Dominus Evers.
Dominus Rich.
Dominus Darcy de Chiche.
Dominus North.
Dominus Hunsdon.
Dominus de la Ware.
Dominus Compton.
Dominus Norris.

This day also three Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for Confirmation of her Majesties Letters Patents granted to the Queens Colledge in Oxford was read tertia vice & conclusa, and sent to the House of Commons by two Serjeants at Law.

And the last being the Bill for the Savoy was read secunda vice & commissa Archiepiscopis Cantuar. & Eboracen. Dominis Thesaurario & Seneschallo, Comitibus Kantiæ & Bedford, Episcopis London & Winton. Dominis North & Hunsdon, Baroni Shute & Servienti Gawdy.

On Saturday the 6th day of February to which day the Parliament had been on Thursday last continued, returnatum suit breve quo Episcopus Wigorn. præsenti Parliamento summonebatur, qui admissus est ad suum præheminentiæ in Parliamento sedendi locum, salvo jure alieno.

The Bill also against Jesuits, Seminary Priests and other such like disobedient persons was read prima vice, & commissa Archrepiscopo Cantuar. Domino Thesaurario, Domino Seneschallo, Comiti Kantiæ, Comiti Bedford, Episcopo London, Episcopo Winton. Episcopo Sarisburien. Domino Camerario, Domino Cobham, Domino North, Domino Hunsdon, Domino Primario Justiciario & Baroni Shute.

On Monday the 8th day of February, the Bill for the paving of Lewes was read secunda vice & commissa.

On Tuesday the 9th day of February, Returnatum suit breve quo Thomas Dominus Darcy de Chiche præsenti Parliamento summonebatur, qui admissus est ad suum præheminentiæ in Parliamento sedendi locum, salvo jure alieno.

Three Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons; of which the second was the Bill that Parsonages impropriate may be disposed to godly and charitable uses.

The matter which had been debated on Tuesday the 7th day of March in the last Parliament (de anno 23 Reginæ Eliz. Anno Domini 1580.) between Mr Oughtred and the Lord Marquess of Winchester concerning certain accompts, was again this Tuesday Morning brought into the Upper House before the Lords, who for the more speedy ending of the same committed it with the consent of the parties unto the Lord Treasurer, the Lord Steward, the Earl of Arundel, the Earl of Hartford, Viscount Mountague, the Bishop of Winchester, the Bishop of Salisbury, the Lord Cobham, the Lord Grey, the Lord Lumley, and the Lord North. And it is Ordered that the said Lords should hear and end the matter between the Parties if they could, or otherwise to make report thereof to the whole House: and appointed the Lord Chief Justice of England, Justice Windham and Serjeant Gawdy, to attend the Lords. Vide plus concerning this matter on Thursday the 4th day of March ensuing.

Nota, That here the Judges and the Queens Council are not nominated as joint Committees with the Lords, but only appointed to attend upon them, which is very rare in any Parliaments of the Queens time until in Anno 39 & 43 Reginæ ejusdem.

On Wednesday the 10th day of February four Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill that Parsonages impropriate may be disposed to godly and charitable uses, was read prima vice.

On Thursday the 11th day of February, Two Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for the better foundation and relief of the Hospital of Eastbridge in the City of canterbury, was read prima vice.

Five Bills also were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons; of which the first was the Bill for paving Newark upon Trent in the County of Nottingham.

Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usq; in diem Lunæ prox. horâ consuetâ.

On Monday the 15th day of February, to which day the Parliament had been last continued on Thursday foregoing, four Bills of no great moment had each of them their first reading; of which the first was a Bill for returning of Justices, Jurors, and for expedition of Trials.

The Lords Ordered that Edward Fisher and Katherine his Wife should personally appear before them on Wednesday next the 17th day of this instant February, for the better satisfying of their Lordships of their consent to the passing of a Bill Entituled An Act for the assurance of certain Lands unto George Chewne, Giles Flood, Christopher Puckering, and their Heirs. Vide concerning this matter on Wednesday the 17th day of this instant February ensuing.

The Lords also Ordered that the Master of the Rolls, the Lord Chief Baron, Justice Gawdy and Baron Shute should have the hearing of the matter of the Writ of Error between Akrode, &c. and Mr Whawley.

On Tuesday the 16th day of February, Four Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for the continuance of a former Statute Intituled, An Act to redress disorders in common Informers upon penal Laws, made in the eighteenth year of the Queens Majesties Reign, was read tertiâ vice & communi omnium Procerum assensu conclusa.

Six Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; and had been brought to the Lords from the House of Commons; of which the first was the Bill against Glass-Houses and making of Glass by Aliens born.

On Wednesday the 17th day of February, Five Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the last save one being the Bill concerning the Lord Dacres and the Lord Norris was read tertia vice & conclusa, and sent to the House of Commons by Serjeant Rodes and the Queens Attorney.

Then the Lord Chancellor continued the Parliament unto two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

At which time as the Lords had Ordered, Mr Edward Fisher with his Councel, viz. Mr Serjeant Walmesley and Mr Cowper appeared before them. The Lords having heard the consent of the said Edward Fisher to the passing of the Bill Intituled, An Act for the assurance of certain Lands unto George Chewne, &c. and their Heirs, committed again the said Edward Fisher to the Custody of the Warden of the Fleet; and further Ordered that the bringing of the said Edward Fisher before their Lordships at their Commandment, should not in any wise be prejudicial to the said Warden.

The said Edward Fisher and his Councel made two Petitions to the Lords; the one that the Preamble of the Act alledging the cause of the making of the same Act to be for doubtfulness of his ill dealing, because he was judged in the StarChamber to have made two false and forged Writings to the prejudice of the said Bargains, might be amended, and that the same might be taken out of the Act, and not to remain in perpetual memory of his shame for ever.

The second that Serjeant Puckering, to whose behalf the said Lands were sold, having him and his Lands in Execution upon a Statute of eight thousand pound for not performance of the Covenants of the same, yet also enjoying the Lands sold would release him the said Execution, and take a new Statute in that behalf; to which the said Serjeant Puckering whom the cause chiefly concerned, being present by the appointment of the Lords, answered as to the first request, That if to alter or take out of the said Act the said Preamble being parcell of the Bill and matter passed from the House of Commons to this Honourable House in that form should be no hurt or prejudice to the Bill so passed from the Lower House to the Lords, he was well content therewith, and therein submitted himself to their honourable Lordships. And as to the second Request he Answered, That whensoever the said Edward Fisher shall have cleared and discharged the said Lands and Tenements by him bargained and sold as aforesaid, of and from all Statutes Staple and Recognizances, charges and incumbrances liable or chargeable upon the same, then he having a new like Recognizance in nature of a Statute Staple made unto him by the said Edward Fisher of the sum of eight thousand pound for performance of Covenants mentioned in the said Indenture of Bargain and Sale from thenceforth to be performed, unto which Recognizance all the Lands and Tenements of the said Edward Fisher which shall not be sold for the payment of his Debts, shall be liable and chargeable, and that there were no former Statutes and Recognizances knowledged by the said Edward Fisher to the prejudice of the same, he was contented then after that done to discharge the said new Execution, having and takeing a new Recognizance in form aforesaid. Vide concerning this matter on Monday the 15th day of this instant February foregoing.

On Thursday the 18th day of February, Nine Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the two first were upon the third reading concluded and sent down to the House of Commons by Serjeant Rolls and Dr Carey, the one being the Bill to explain the Statute concerning Tellors and Receivors, &c. made An. 13 Reginæ Eliz. and the other being for the better relief of the Hospital of Eastbridge within the City of Canterbury.

Nota, That the Original Journal-Book of the House of Commons sets down a third Bill assented unto and concluded at this time.

The last of the said Bills touching divers Assurances made by the Bishop, and Dean and Chapter of Exeter was read secunda vice & commissa Archiepiscopo Eboracen. Comiti Sussex, Episcopo Exon. Domino Stourton & Domino Buckhurst.

On Saturday the 20th day of February, to which day the Parliament had been on Thursday last continued, a Proviso added by the House of Commons to the Bill concerning certain assurances of Sir Thomas Lucy and others, was read and concluded.

The Bill also to make a Fine levied by Peter Heam and Johan his Wife, and Tredolias Leza and his Wife during the Minority of the said Johan and Anne, to be void against the said Anne, was read secundâ vice.

The Lords appointed Monday next in the Afternoon for the hearing of the Cause, and have given Order that the Parties shall have warning to be then there with their Councel by two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Five other Bills also of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the fourth being the Bill for the well-ordering and governing of the Savoy, was read the third time and sent to the House of Commons.

On Monday the 22th day of February, to which day the Parliament had been last continued on Saturday foregoing, Five Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for preservation of Grain and Game, with another Bill against Moor-burning in the Counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmerland and Durham (with an amendment added unto it by the Lords) were upon the third reading sent down to the House of Commons by Serjeant Rolls and Doctor Ford.

Three Bills also had each of them one reading, being brought from the House of Commons; of which the first was for redress of erroneous Judgments in the Court called the KingsBench.

Then the Lord Chancellor continued the Parliament unto two of the Clock in the Afternoon, at which time the Lords Assembling themselves, two Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being against Glass-Houses and making of Glass by Aliens born, was read the first time.

This Afternoon also the Lords having heard the Councel of both Parties touching the Bill Intituled An Act to make a Fine levied by Peter Heam and Johan his Wife, and Tredolias Leza and Anne his Wife, during the minority of the said Johan and Anne, to be void against the said Anne, for a more speedy end of the said cause, with the consent of the said Parties, committed the matter to the hearing of certain of the Lords which should be named by the Parties themselves. The Plaintiff Anne did chuse the Lord Treasurer, the Earl of Arundell, the Bishop of Salisbury, and the Lord North; and Mr Vinion the Defendant chose the Lord Steward, the Earl of Bedford, the Bishop of Exeter and the Lord Buckhurst. And further Ordered, that the said Lords should end the matter between the Parties if they could; and if they could not, then to certifie the State of the matter as they found it to the whole House. And the Lord Chief Justice and the Lord Chief Baron, were appointed to attend the Lords.

On Tuesday the 23th day of February, Six Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for the furtherance of Justice was read prima vice.

Two Bills also were sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons; of which the first was concerning the Jointure of the Countess of Huntington.

On Wednesday the 24th day of February, Three Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for the better assurance of her Majesties Letters Patents granted for the better foundation of the Hospital called Sherborn-House, was read prima vice & Commissa Archiepiscopo Eboracen. Episcopo London. Domino Darcy, Domino Evers, the Lord Chief Baron and Justice Gawdy.

On Thursday the 25th day of February, Three Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for Confirmation of her Majesties Letters Patents to the Masters, Fellows and Scholars of Clare-Hall in Cambridge was read secunda vice; but no mention is made whether it was Ordered to be ingrossed. or referred to Committees.

On Saturday the 27th day of February, to which day the Parliament had been on Thursday last continued, the Bill for following of Hue and Cry was read secunda vice, and committed to one Earl, three Lords, the Lord Chief Baron and one Judge. Where still Nota the Judges are joint Committees with the Lords.

One Bill also touching Plymouth-Haven, was sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons. And three other Bills of no great moment, the first concerning Rochester-Bridge was read secunda vice.