Journal of the House of Lords
March 1589

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Sir Simonds d'Ewes

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1682

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424-427

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'Journal of the House of Lords: March 1589', The Journals of all the Parliaments during the reign of Queen Elizabeth (1682), pp. 424-427. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43717 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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March 1589

On Saturday the first day of March, to which day the Parliament had been last continued on Thursday foregoing, two Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being a Bill for Writs upon Proclamations and Exigents to be currant within the County Palatine of Durham, was read tertia vice & conclusa.

This Forenoon also the Lords Committees returned the Bill for the having of Horses, Armour and Weapons, signifying that they could get no meeting but of so small a number as their Lordships would not deal in; so that the whole House presently proceeded to the Question whether it should be ingrossed or no; upon which question asked the Lords with one consent agreed that it should be ingrossed.

On Monday the 3d day of March, to which day the Parliament had been last continued, two Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which one of them was concerning the Sale of Thomas Hanfords Lands towards the payment of his Debts, and another had been this Morning sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons.

These Bills being sent up to the Lords by Sir Francis Knowles Knight Treasurer of her Majesties Houshold, and other Members of the House of Commons, they had also Order to desire of their Lordships in the name of the said House, that Mr. Sollicitor being returned a Member thereof might be suffered to come thither and give his attendance in the same. To which desire of theirs their Lordships a little after sent down word by Mr. Serjeant Puckering and Mr. Attorney General to the said House, that the said Mr. Sollicitor was called by her Majesties Writ to serve in the Upper House long before he was chosen a Member of the said House of Commons, and therefore thought it very fitting he should still continue his attendance in the said Upper House.

Nota, That there is no mention made in the Original Journal-Book of the Upper House of this Question touching the Attendance of the Queens Sollicitor, but it was supplied out of the Original Journal-Book of the House of Commons, fol. 242. a.

On Tuesday the 4th day of March, Two Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; whereof the latter being a Bill for the sale of Thomas Hanfords Lands, &c. was read secunda vice. Whereupon the Lords Ordered, that as well the said Thomas Hanford, as those that followed the Bill, should be warned to be before them with their learned Councel at the next sitting of the Court, which shall be on Thursday next at nine of the Clock.

Two Bills also of no great moment were this Forenoon sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons; of which the first was the Bill for the better recovery of such costs and damages as shall be adjudged to any person against common Informers.

On Thursday the 6th day of March, to which day the Parliament had been last continued on Tuesday foregoing, the amendments of the Bill for the maintenance of Husbandry and Tillage were read prima & secunda vice & commissæ ad ingrossand.

One Bill concerning the preservation of OrsordHaven was brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons.

Three Bills also of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being a Bill to avoid abuses in chusing of Fellows and Scholars was read prima vice.

On Saturday the 8th day of March, to which day the Parliament had been last continued on Thursday foregoing, Three Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being a Bill for the maintenance of Husbandry and Tillage was read tertia vice & conclusa.

Mr Serjeant Shuttleworth and Mr Doctor Awbery were sent down from their Lordships to the House of Commons with two Bills; of which the first was the Bill for maintenance of Houses of Husbandry and Tillage, and the second for reformation of excess in Apparel: both which said Bills had been passed by their Lordships this Morning upon the third reading.

Nota, That the sending down of these two Bills is wholly omitted in the Original Journal-Book of the Upper House through the great negligence of the Clerk of the said House, and is therefore supplied out of the Original Journal-Book of the House of Commons, fol. 245. b.

On Monday the 10th day of March, to which day the Parliament had been last continued on Saturday foregoing, four Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the last being a Bill for an assurance to be made of the Jointure of Anne Wife of Henry Nevill Esquire, was read secunda & tertia vice & communi omnium Procerum assensu conclusa.

Memorandum. That before the third reading and passing of the Bill for the Jointure of the Wife of Henry Nevill, by which all former Conveyances made by the said Henry Nevill of the Mannors of Waighfield and Wadhurst, &c. in the County of Sussex were made frustrate and void: The Lords Ordered that the said former Conveyances should by the Parties to the same be brought into this House and delivered to the Clerk of the Parliament sealed up, to the end that if it shall please her Majesty to give her Royal Assent, That then the said Indentures and Conveyances should be forthwith cancelled; but if it shall not please her Majesty to give her Royal Assent, Then the said Indenture and Conveyances should be safely re-delivered to the said parties unseen of any, and uncancelled. And to this all the parties agreed, as well before the Lords the Committees, as before the whole House.

Memorandum, That according to the said Order the Deeds mentioned were cancelled the 12th day of May Anno Regni Eliz. 31.

The Bill against Pluralities and Non-residence was this day brought up to their Lordships from the House of Commons.

Nota, That the bringing up of this Bill to their Lordships being omitted in the Original Journal-Book of the Upper House, is supplied out of that of the House of Commons, fol. 246. a.

On Tuesday the 11th day of March, The Bill against erecting and maintaining of Cottages was read tertiâ vice.

Two Bills also of no great moment were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons; of which the first was a Bill of four Fifteens and Tenths, and two entire Subsidies granted by the Temporalty.

The Bill for the assurance to be made of the Jointure of Ann the wife of Henry Nevill Esq; (which had been sent up to their Lordships from the House of Commons, with another Bill against Informers on Tuesday the 4th day of this instant March foregoing) was this day sent down again to the said House with some amendments by Doctor Aubery and Doctor Cary.

Nota, That the sending down of this Bill from their Lordships to the House of Commons is by the negligence of Mr Anthony Mason, at this time Clerk of the Upper House, wholly omitted in the Original Journal-Book of the said House and is therefore supplied here (as elsewhere also) out of that of the House of Commons.

On Thursday the 13th day of March, to which day the Parliament had been last continued on Tuesday foregoing, the amendments of the Bill for having Horses, Armour and Weapons, was read prima & secunda vice, & commissa ad ingrossand.

The Amendments also and a new Proviso annexed unto the Bill against Informers was read secunda & tertia vice & communi omnium Procerum assensu conclusæ; and one other Bill of no great moment had its first reading.

The Bill for the better recovery of Costs and Damages against Informers (which had been sent up to their Lordships on Tuesday the 4th day of this instant March foregoing) was sent down again this day to the said House by Mr Doctor Ford and Mr Doctor Cary.

Nota, That the sending down of this Bill from the Lords to the House of Commons is wholly omitted in the Original Journal-Book of the Upper House, and is therefore supplied out of that of the House of Commons.

On Friday the 14th day of March, The Bill of Subsidy was once read, and the Provision of the Bill for Orford-Haven was read and concluded, and sent to the House of Commons by Serjeant Shuttleworth and Mr Powle.

On Saturday the 15th day of March, Six Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which one being a Bill for the confirmation of the Subsidies of the Clergy, was read prima & secunda vice, & commissa ad ingrossand. And another being a Bill against erecting and maintaining of Cottages was read tertia vice & conclusa, and sent to the House of Commons by Doctor Clark.

On Monday the 17th day of March, to which day the Parliament had been last continued on Saturday foregoing, four Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill of the Subsidy was read tertia vice & communi omnium Procerum assensu conclusa.

There were also sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons this Forenoon six Bills of no great moment; of which the first was the Bill for reviving and enlarging of a Statute made in the 23d year of her Majesties Raign for repairing of Dover Haven, and the second was the Bill for the preservation of the Haven of Orford in the County of Suffolk.

On Tuesday the 18th day of March, Seven Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill against the abuses in election of Scholars and Presentation of Benefices was read tertia vice & conclusa; And the scond being a Bill, that the Children of Aliens shall pay Strangers Customs was read tertia vice and concluded, and was sent down to the House of Commons with the former Bill by Doctor Clark and Doctor Cary.

There were also this morning brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons four Bills of no great moment; of which the first was a Bill for the better execution of the Statute made in the 8th year of her Majesties Reign touching Cloth-workers and Cloths to be shipped over the Seas, and the second touching Outlawries.

The Two other Bills touching forcible Entries, and touching pleading at large in an Ejectione firmæ, which were sent up at this time with the two former, are omitted in the Original JournalBook of the Upper House and are therefore supplied out of that of the House of Commons.

On Wednesday the 19. day of March. Three Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for avoiding of certain Conveyances and other Estates supposed to be procured by Thomas Drewry of the lands of Thomas Hastlrigge with the Amendments was read secunda & tertia vice & conclusa.

On Thursday the 20th day of March, Two Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being a Bill concerning Pleadings in Actions of Trespass for Trespasses under the value of forty shillings was read tertia vice & conclusa.

An Act providing remedy against Discontinuances in Writs of Error in the Exchequer and Kings Bench was brought from the House of Commons.

On Friday the 21th day of March, Four Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill concerning the Hospital of Lamborne was read tertia vice & conclusa, and sent to the House of Commons by Serjeant Puckering.

There were also sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons this Forenoon three Bills of no great moment; of which the first was a Bill for Writs upon Proclamations and Exigents to be currant within the County Palatine of Durham.

On Saturday the 22th day of March four Bills of no great moment were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons, of which the first was a Bill for avoiding of certain Conveyances, &c. procured by Thomas Drewry of the Lands and Leases of Thomas Hasilrigg, and the second was the Bill for the better recovery of such costs and damages as shall be adjudged to any person against common Informers.

The Lords having this Forenoon given three readings to the Amendments of the Bill for the better assurance of Lands and Tenements to the maintenance of the free Grammar School of Tunbridge in the County of Kent, did send the same Bill with those new Amendments to be passed also in the House of Commons by Doctor Carew and Mr Powle; the Bill it self having before passed that House, and had been sent up from them to the Lords on Monday the 17th day of this instant March foregoing.

On Monday the 14th day of March, to which day the Parliament had been last continued on Saturday foregoing, the Amendments of the Bill against abuses in Election of Scholars, &c. were read and concluded.

Three Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the last being a Bill for the repeal of certain Statutes was read secunda vice.

Five Bills were also brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons; of which the first was an Act against the erecting and maintaining of Cottages, sent up with the Amendments from the House of Commons; which said Amendments were thrice read, & communi omnium Procerum assensu conclusæ.

Memorand. quod Christopherus Wray Miles Capitalis Justic. de Banco Regis secum adduxit in Parliamento in Camera Parliamenti intra Dominos breve de errore & billam de Regina indorsat. ac Rotul. in quibus continebantur placit. & process. in quibus supponebatur error, & ibidem reliquit transcriptum totius recordi cum Clerico Parliamenti simul cum prædicto breve de errore in Parliamento.

On Tuesday the 25th day of March, Three Bills of no great moment were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons; of which the first was an Act for confirmation of the Subsidy of the Clergy.

Four Bills also of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being a Bill for the continuance of divers Statutes was read secunda vice.

No mention is made in the Journal-Book of the continuance or Adjournment of the Parliament, which seemeth to have been omitted by the Clerks negligence.

On Wednesday the 26th day of March, Three Bills were read; of which the first being a Bill to avoid secret Outlawries of her Majesties Subjects was read tertia vice, and sent to the House of Commons by Dr Carew. One Bill also of no great moment was sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons.

On Thursday the 27th day of March, divers of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal met, but nothing was done, saving the continuance of the Parliament unto the day next following.

On Friday the 28th day of March, Three Bills were sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons; of which the first was a Bill for Explanation or Declaration of the Statute of the eighth year of H. 6. concerning forcible Entries, the Inditements thereupon found expedite.

A Bill for the Naturalizing of Joice the Daughter of Ralph Esking Gentleman, and Wife of Richard Lambert Merchant, born beyond the Seas, was read secunda & tertia vice, and expedited.

Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usq; in Crastinum dimid. horæ ante septimam.

On Saturday the 29th day of March, to which day the Parliament had been last continued, one Bill for continuance of divers Statutes was read tertia vice, and sent to the House of Commons by Dr Stanhope and Mr Powle.

Mr Doctor Carew (in some other places also written Carie) and Mr Doctor Stanhop do bring from the Lords two Acts, viz. the Act of the Queens most gracious, general and free Pardon, and also the Act of the two Subsidies and four Fifteenths granted by the Temporalty, which they carried down to the House of Commons, from whence the Bill of Pardon having there passed, it was a little after sent back again unto their Lordships by Mr Fortescue and others.

Nota, That the sending of these two Bills is omitted in the Original Journal-Book of the Upper House, and is therefore supplied out of that of the House of Commons.

The presence of such Lords as attended her Majesty, who was her self this day at the Dissolving of the Parliament in Person, is not much differing from that set down on Saturday the 8th of February foregoing, only the two Earls of Northumberland and Essex then absent attended this day, as also the Lord Strange, the Lord Morley, the Lord Talbot, the Lord Wentworth, and the Lord de la Ware were at this time also present, though not then. Whereas the Lords Audeley and Cromwell then present were now absent; and for the Spiritual Lords it appeareth not at all who were present.

These being thus set, and the House of Commons, with Serjeant Snagg their Speaker, being let into the Upper House, the said Speaker according to the usual form presenting her Majesty with the Bill of two Subsidies and four Fifteenths granted by the Temporalty, desired her Highness graciously to accept thereof as the free testimony of the faithful and loyal respects of their Subjects, and withal desiring her Majesty to give her gracious consent to such Acts as had been prepared and expedited by the two Houses.

After the passing of which Bills the Dissolution of the Parliament is Entred in the Original Journal-Book of the Upper House in manner and form following, viz.

Dominus Cancellarius ex mandato Dominæ Reginæ tunc præsentis dissolvit præsens Parliamentum.

It should seem that her Majesty gave her Royal Assent, and that this Parliament was Dissolved this present Saturday the 29th day of March in the Forenoon, contrary to the usual course in such cases accustomed; for it appeareth in all other Journals for the most part to have been deferred till the Afternoon; and that this present Parliament was so Dissolved as aforesaid, it appeareth plainly by the last continuance of it on Friday immediately foregoing to this day in the Forenoon half an hour before seven of the Clock, to which early and unusual time of the day I suppose it was continued, because all things might be better expedited against her Majesties coming.