Journal of the House of Commons
January 1598

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Sir Simonds d'Ewes

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1682

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January 1598

This day this Court was Adjourned until the 11th day of January next coming at eight of the Clock in the Morning by her Majesties Commandment, and so likewise the Upper House.

Upon which said 11th day of January being Wednesday, the House (according to the aforesaid Adjournment upon Tuesday the 20th day of December last past) met again, and without any further Ceremony proceeded in such ordinary Bills and businesses as had been left unperfected in the former meeting; the first of which that is expressed in the Original Journal Book of the House of Commons, was the giving of the first reading unto the Amendments and Provisoes of the Lords added unto the Bill lately passed in this House and sent up to their Lordships, and again returned from them with the said Amendments and Provisoes, being Intituled An Act for the erecting of Houses of Correction and punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars.

The Amendments and Provisoes of the Lords in the Bill lately passed in this House, Intituled An Act for the relief of the Poor, were likewise this day read in the House for the first reading of the same Amendments and Provisoes.

The Bill for Arthur Hatch her Majesties Ward for the injoying of the Rectory and Parsonage of South-Molton in the County of Devon for certain Years, reserving the usual Rent, was read the first time.

The Bill concerning the High-way Lands of Ailesbury in the County of Buckingham was upon the second reading committed unto Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Recorder of London, Mr Lea, the Burgesses of Aylesbury, Mr Boyer, and others; who were appointed to meet in the Inner-Temple Hall at two of the Clock in the Afternoon of this day.

Mr Hext, one of the Committees in the Bill against wandring Souldiers and Mariners, and in the Bill concerning Lessees and Patentees, shewed that for lack of meeting of the Committees to a convenient number they had done nothing in those Bills, and so prayed another time for their meeting. Whereupon the former Committees (who had been nominated on Saturday the third day, and on Wednesday the 7th day of December foregoing) were appointed to meet to Morrow at Serjeants-Inn Hall in Chancery-lane, at two of the Clock in the Afternoon for the said Bill against wandring Souldiers and Mariners, and the Bill and Committees names were delivered to Mr Hext one of the said Committees: and the further course of the said Bill concerning Lessees and Patentees to be deferred to be further considered of by the former Committees in the same.

The Bill for Limitation of time for bringing of Formedons in the Descender, and Writs of Error, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr Serjeants Heyle, Harris and Walberton, Mr Attorneys of the Dutchy and Court of Wards, Mr Sands, Sir Edward Hobby and divers others, who were appointed to meet to Morrow in the Afternoon at two of the Clock at Serjeants-Inn Hall in Chancery-lane.

The Bill for Costs to be awarded in a Prohibition, was upon the second reading committed to the former Committees, to meet at the former day and place, and Mr. Doctor James, Mr. Doctor Bennit, Mr. Doctor Cæsar, Mr. Doctor Parkings, Mr. Doctor Crompton and others were added unto them for this Bill.

The Amendments and Proviso of the Committees in the Bill to prevent double payments of Debts upon Shop-Books was deferred till to Morrow to be further considered of, for the perfecting of the same, above in the Committees Chamber for this House.

The Bill lastly for taking away of Clergy from Robbers of Houses in the day time, though no person be therein, was read the first time.

On Thursday the 12th day of January, Three Bills had each of them one reading; of which the last being the Bill for the due execution of Ordinances made by Corporations, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Philips. Mr. Serjeant Walberton and others, who were appointed to meet to Morrow in the Afternoon at two of the Clock at Serjeants-Inn in ChanceryLane.

The Bill to restrain the excessive making of Mault was read the second time and committed to the former Committees which had been in two other Bills before framed to this purpose (whereof the first had its second reading, and was committed upon Wednesday the 9th day of November foregoing, and then as it seems being rejected by the Committees, a new Bill was to that purpose by them framed, which had its second reading on Wednesday the 7th day of December foregoing, and was thereupon committed to the former Committees and some others, who, as may very plainly be gathered, disliking the said new Bill, framed yet a third Bill more to the like effect, which was this present Thursday read the second time and committed to all the former Committees in the two other Bills; whose names because they are in the former Commitments but in part set down, are now at last in this place inserted at large, in respect that the said Bill touching Maultsters was so often altered, which is not usual, the names of which Committees were as followeth, viz. Sir Robert Wroth, Mr. Hubberd, Mr. Liere, the Burgesses of York, Hull, Worcester and Gloucester, Mr. Bembridge, Mr. Henry Yelverton, Mr. Wallis, Mr. Oglethorp, Mr. John Caswell, Sir Henry Norris, Mr. Henry Vaughan, Mr. Green, Sir Henry North, Mr. George Rotheram, Mr. William Ford, Mr. Miles Sandes, Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Stevenson, Mr. Michael Stanhop, Mr. Swaine, Mr. Little, Mr. Fulk Grevill, Mr. Peake, Mr. Litten, Mr. Nathaniel Bacon, the Burgesses of Norwich and Cambridge, Warwick, Coventry and Tewxbury, Sir Thomas Hobby, Mr. Winch, Mr. Yelverton, the Knights and Burgesses of Bedford, Sir William Brereton, Mr. Austen, Mr. Henry Hubberd, Mr. Serjeant Walberton, Sir Francis Knolles, Mr. Edward Lewkenor, Mr. Stoughton, Mr. Stringer, Doctor Bennit, Mr. Smith and Sir John Tracy; and the Bill and Committees names were delivered to Mr. Hubberd, one of the said Committees, who with the rest was appointed to meet to Morrow at two of the Clock in the Afternoon at Serjeants-Inn in Chancery-lane.

Mr Attorney General and Mr Doctor Stanhop did bring word from the Lords, that whereas there did pass a Bill in this House intituled An Act for the increase of People for the service and strength of the Realm, which was sent up to their Lordships by this House, their Lordships have had the same Bill twice read in the Upper House with their Lordships; and did further signify that their Lordships did desire a Conference touching that Bill with a Selected Number of the Members of this House; and that their Lordships had appointed thirty one of themselves for that purpose, and have appointed the place of meeting to be in the great Council Chamber at the Court between one and two of the Clock in the Afternoon. Upon the delivery of which Message to the House by Mr Speaker, there were appointed for the said Conference all the Privy Council being Members of this House, Sir Thomas Cecill, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir William Cornewallis, Mr Francis Bacon, all the Serjeants at Law, Mr Fulk Grevil, Sir Robert Wroth, Sir William Moore, Sir Thomas Conisby, Sir George Carey, Mr. Sollicitor, Master Philips, with divers others.

And it was then further Ordered, that the two Commitments this day appointed to have been holden to Morrow in the Afternoon in Serjeants-Inn in Chancery-Lane, should be deferred unto Saturday next in the Afternoon in the said place; And that Mr. Comptroller with some other Members of this House do presently repair unto the Upper House to move their Lordships on the behalf of this House, that their Lordships would be pleased to set down in writing unto this House the reasons their Lordships have to object against the said Bill, That the said Committees of this House may be the better informed to satisfy their Lordships therein to Morrow at the said Conference.

Mr. Comptroller with other the Members of this House returning from the Lords shewed, that they have moved their Lordships for the having of the said Reasons delivered unto this House in Writing, according to the Charge of this House delivered unto him and them by this House in that behalf; and that their Lordships Answer was, that they did think it to be against the ancient Orders of Parliament to deliver any reasons in writing before a verbal Conference first had of both Houses together, which was to be done to Morrow. Vide Jan. 24. postea.

The Bill for the Hundred of Beynersh aliàs Benherst in the County of Berks was read the second time, and upon the question was Ordered to be ingrossed.

The Amendments this day made by some of the Members of this House above in the Committees. Chamber of this House in the Bill to prevent double payment of debts upon Shop-Books, were twice read, and upon the question were Ordered to be ingrossed.

The Amendments and Provisoes of the Lords to the Bill lately passed in this House, intituled An Act for the erecting of Houses of Correction and punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars, being twice read for the second and third reading of the same Amendments and Provisoes, were together with the said Bill after sundry Speeches first had, referred to the further Examination and Consideration of Sir Walter Raleigh, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Lewkenor, Mr. Wingfield, Sir Edward Hobby, Sir William Cornwallis, Mr. Hext, Mr. Serjeant Harries and Sir Robert Wroth, who were appointed to meet this Afternoon together with the other Committees in the Bill against wandring Souldiers and Mariners, at Serjeants-Inn n Chancery-Lane.

Mr. Serjeant Drew and Mr. Dr. Stanhop did bring from the Lords one Bill lately passed this House and sent up to their Lordships, Intituled An Act for the naturalizing of certain Englishmens Children and others born beyond the Seas, and do shew that their Lordships have passed the same Bill with some Amendments of their Lordships in the same Bill.

The Learned Councel for the Hospital of Warwick being this day present at the Bar in this House, and no Councel at all for any adverse party then appearing to be present, it was resolved that one ...... Ognell being Prisoner in the Fleet should be advertized by Mr. Serjeant Harris, that to Morrow is given for him to bring his Councel into this House, if he so will at his own peril. And further it is resolved, that if the said Ognell shall not then bring his Councel accordingly, this House will then further proceed for the behalf of the said Hospital as shall appertain without further delay.

The Bill to reform deceits and breaches of trust touching Lands given to Charitable uses, was read the first time.

On Friday the 13th day of January, Two Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill concerning Garret de Malines, and John Hunger Merchants Strangers, was upon the second reading committed unto the Knights and Burgesses of London, Mr. Thomas Smith, Sir Walter Raleigh, Mr. Oldsworth and others; and the Bill and Committees names were delivered to Sir John Hart, one of the Committees, who with the rest was appointed to meet upon Monday next at two of the Clock in the Afternoon in Serjeants-Inn in Chancery-lane.

Mr. Oldsworth, one of the Committees in the Bill for the erecting and building of a Bridge over Wye at Wilton upon Wye, near the Town of Rosse in the County of Hereford (who were appointed on Monday the 12th day of December foregoing) shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees, with some Amendments by them in the Bill, and so delivered in the said Bill into the said House.

Two Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill concerning the suppression of unlawful and unsized Bread, was upon the second reading committed unto the Knights and Citizens of London, Mr. Edward Hubbard, the Burgesses for Chester, Worcester, Oxford, Bristol, Winchester and Cambridge, Serjeant Harris and others, who were appointed to meet to Morrow in the Afternoon at two of the Clock at Serjeants-Inn in Chancery-lane, and the Bill and Committees names were delivered to Mr Recorder of London.

The Learned Councel on both Parties concerning the Bill for the Hospital of Warwick being present at the Bar, and heard at large, it was after sundry Arguments and Speeches both against the Bill and with the Bill Ordered upon the question to be ingrossed.

Sir Walter Raleigh, one of the Committees in the Bill against wandring Souldiers and Mariners, and for conferring some part of the same Bill, with the Lords Amendments and Provisoes in the Bill lately passed in this House Intituled, An Act for the erecting of Houses of Correction and punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars, shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees, and that they do think it convenient that some Conference be prayed with the Lords by this House as well touching some parts of their Lordships said Amendments and Provisoes, as of some parts of their Lordships said Amendments tending to the body of the said Bill: Upon which it was after some few Speeches had by some Members of this House concerning the said Motion, thought good to respite any further proceeding in the said Motion for Conference till to Morrow, in regard partly that another Conference is already appointed to be had this Afternoon with their Lordships at the Court by certain Committees of the House upon a former appointment.

Mr Finch, one of the Committees in the Bill for Costs in a Prohibition (who were appointed on Wednesday the 11th day of this instant January foregoing) shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees, with some their Amendments to the Bill; and so delivered the Bill into the House; which Amendments being twice read, and the Bill after sundry Speeches further then also in some part altered, the Bill was upon the Question Ordered to be ingrossed accordingly.

Mr John Acton, one of the Burgesses for Droitwich in the County of Worcester, is for his special business licensed by Mr. Speaker to depart.

On Saturday the 14th day of January, Two Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill to reform deceits and breaches of trust touching Lands given to charitable uses was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Serjeant Harris, Mr. Serjeant Lewkenor, Mr. Serjeant Warberton, the Knights and Burgesses for London, Mr. Miles Sands, Sir Robert Wroth and others; and he Bill and Committees names was delivered to Mr. Serjeant Harris, who with the rest was appointed to meet upon Monday next at two of the Clock in the Afternoon at Serjeants-Inn in Chancery-lane.

The Bill for the reviving, Continuation and Explanation and perfecting of divers Statutes was upon the second reading committed unto all the Privy-Council being Members of this House, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Edward Hobby, Mr. Anthony Wildman, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Francis Bacon, Sir George Carey, Mr. Fulk Grevill, Sir Oliver Lambert, Mr. Brograve, Attorney of the Dutchy, with divers others, who were appointed to meet in the Exchequer Chamber upon Tuesday next at two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Mr. Attorney General and Mr. Doctor Stanhop coming from the Lords, Mr. Attorney shewed, that whereas Yesterday in the Conference at the Court by the Committees of both Houses it pleased their Lordships to appoint him to deliver unto the Committees of this House such defects as their Lordships did conceive to be in the Bill lately passed in this House, for the increase of people for the service and defence of the Realm, which he then did so deliver accordingly; at which time the same was verbally answered but only by one of the said Committees of this House, and that also with protestation of no advantage to be taken thereby to the prejudice or hindrance of the Bill: At which time also, as it was prayed by the said Committees of this House, that their Lordships would vouchsafe to set down the said pretended defects in writing, and their Lordships then assented so to do; so their Lordships did now send down the same in writing unto this House accordingly. And so the said Mr. Attorney did deliver the same to Mr. Speaker, and then departed. Vide January the 24th Tuesday postea.

The Bill for Arthur Hatch her Majesties Ward for the enjoying of the Rectory and Parsonage of South-Molton in the County of Devon, for certain years reserving the usual rent, was read the third time and passed upon the Question.

Sir Walter Raleigh renewing the Motion for a Conference to be prayed with the Lords concerning their said Amendments and Provisoes in the Bill for erecting of Houses of Correction and punishment of Rogues and Sturdy Beggars, for the better reconciling of the same with the Bill now begun in this House against wandring Souldiers and Mariners, it was thereupon thought convenient by this House that he the said Sir Walter Raleigh accompanied with a convenient number of the Members of this House, should presently repair to the Upper House to move for the said Conference accordingly.

Sir Walter Raleigh and the residue returning from the Lords, after the Bill to prevent double payment of Debts upon Shop-Books had been read the third time and passed the House, he shewed that they moved their Lordships for the said Conference on the behalf of this House, and that their Lordships have thereupon appointed six of themselves to meet for that purpose with a convenient number of the Members of this House upon Monday next at eight of the Clock in the Morning in the second Chamber of the Upper House: And did further shew unto this House, that when he and the residue (after the said Motion made unto their Lordships for the said Conference) did attend their Lordships Answer, and were called in to receive the same, their Lordships did then deliver the said Answer unto the said Members of this House at the Bar, not using any of their Lordships former and wonted courteous manner of coming down towards the said Members of this House to the Bar, but all of them sitting still in their great Estates very solemnly and all covered, the Lord Keeper sitting also still in like manner covered, delivered the said Answer unto the said Members of this House, to the great indignity of this House, and contrary to all former usage of their Lordships heretofore towards the Members of this House in like Cases accustomed. Whereupon their Lordships innovation being misliked of by sundry Members of this House very much, and in some part debated by them, for further resolution thereupon there were nominated and appointed for that purpose Mr. Comptroller, Sir Walter Raleigh, Mr. Grevill, Sir Robert Wroth, Sir Oliver Lambert, Mr. Hext, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Anthony Mildmay with many others, who were appointed to meet this Afternoon at two of the Clock in Serjeants-Inn in Chancery-lane, to inform themselves in the said Cause against that time of Conference accordingly. Vide on January the 12th Friday, residuum istius materiæ.

Mr. Bacon reciting in part the proceedings Yesterday in the Conference with the Lords at the Court, and putting the House in mind of the Objections of the Lords, delivered this day in writing by Mr. Attorney General, moved for a Committee of some selected Members of this House to be nominated to confer and consider upon the said Objections for the better answering of the same to the maintenance of the Bill. Whereupon some desiring that the said Objections might be read, all was then further deferred till Monday next, the time being now far spent, and the House ready to rise.

On Monday the 16th of January, Two Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for explanation and addition of an Act of Quinto Reginæ for maintenance of the Navy, was read the first time.

The 31. Objections of the Lords touching the Bill lately passed in this House, and sent up to their Lordships, Intituled An Act for the increase of People for the service and defence of the Realm, were read to the House upon the Motion of Mr Francis Bacon, who after the reading of the aforesaid objections moved eftsoons for a Committee of some select Members of this House to have some speedy Conference together to their better maintenance of the said Bill, and answering or confuting the said Objections. Whereupon were nominated and appointed these following, viz. All the Privy Council being Members of this House, Sir Thomas Cecill, Mr Francis Bacon, Mr Sollicitor, Mr Brograve, Attorney of the Dutchy, Mr Serjeant Warberton, Mr Serjeant Harries, Mr Serjeant Heyle, Mr Serjeant Lewkenor, Mr Serjeant Williams, Mr Miles Sands, Mr Francis Moore, Mr Combes, Mr Philips, Mr. Crew, Sir Walter Raleigh, Mr. Lawrence Hide, Mr. Yelverton, Mr. Robert Wingfield, Mr. Wiseman, Mr. Recorder of London, Sir Anthony Mildmay, Sir Edward Hobby Sir Thomas Conisby, Mr. George Crooke and Mr. Humphrey Conisby, to meet this Afternoon at two of the Clock in the Exchequer Chamber for that purpose, and the Objections and Committees names were delivered to Mr. Comptroller. Vide January the twenty fourth.

Sir Edward Hobby moved that the Serjeant of this House be commanded to call Leicester to appear in the House for the serving of a Subpœna upon Sir Henry Norris, and also to warn one Stevens.

Whereupon Mr. Arnold moved for the like Order for a Privy Seal served upon him by a Member of this House Returnable into the Court of Wards. But what farther proceeding there followed in either of the matters is very negligently omitted in the Original Journal-Book of the House of Commons.

Mr. Wingfield, one of the Committees in the Bill for the due Execution of Ordinances made by Corporations (who were appointed on Thursday the 12th day of this instant January foregoing) shewed the meeting of the Committees, and their good liking of the Bill to pass as it is already framed; and so delivered in the Bill, and moved that it might be put to the question for the ingrossing, which was so done accordingly.

Mr. Serjeant Warberton, one of the Committees in the Bill for limitation of time for bringing of Formedons in the Descender and Writs of Errour (who were appointed on Wednesday the 11th day of this instant January foregoing) shewed the Opinions of the Committees to be that the Bill is fit to be reserved till the next Parliament, and so delivered in the Bill.

Sir Edward Hobby, one of the Committees in the Bill for the Joynture of the Lady Sands (who were appointed on Friday the 16th day of December foregoing) moved for a new day to be appointed for the meeting of the Committees. Whereupon day was given upon Wednesday next at two of the Clock in the Afternoon in the Exchequer Chamber.

The Bill for the relief of the Hundred of Beynersh aliàs Benherst in the County of Berks was read the third time and passed upon the question.

Mr. Comptroller, one of the Committees of this House for Conference this present Morning with the Committees of the Lords touching their Lordships Amendments and Provisoes to the Bill lately passed this House, Intituled, An Act for the erecting of Houses of Correction and punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars (who were appointed on Thursday the 12th day of this instant January foregoing) shewed the travel of the Committees of this House with the Committees of the Lords in the said Conference at large, and so leaving the further consideration to the resolution of this House, the further reading of the said Provisoes was after sundry Speeches then had deferred till to Morrow.

Two Bills also had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for the Hospital of Warwick, was read the third time and passed upon the question.

Mr. Serjeant Drew and Mr. Doctor Carew do bring word from the Lords, that their Lordships have given two readings to the Bill lately passed in this House and sent up to their Lordships concerning the establishment of the Possessions of the Bishoprick of Norwich; and that for the better expediting of the Bill, their Lordships do desire present Conference with a Committee of this House with six of their Lordships. Whereupon Mr. Brograve, Attorney of the Dutchy, Mr. Francis Bacon, Sir Edward Hobby, Sir William Cornwallis, Sir Robert Wroth, Sir William Moore, Mr. Miles Sands, Mr. Warner, Mr. Serjeant Warberton, Mr. Lieutenant of the Tower and Mr. Edward Hubberd were nominated and sent presently for that purpose accordingly.

Four Bills were sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons by Sir Tho. Cecill and others; of which one was the Bill to prevent the double payment of Debts upon Shop-Books.

The Bill that Sir Anthony Mildmay may dispose of his Lands intailed to him by Sir Walter Mildmay his Father, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Secretary, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Thomas Cecill, Sir Edward Hobby, Mr. Sollicitor, M. Philips, Mr. Serjeant Halle and others; and the Bill and Committees names were delivered to Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, who with the rest was appointed to meet to Morrow at two of the Clock in the Afternoon in the Exchequer Chamber.

Mr. Serjeant Drew and Mr. Doctor Stanhop did bring from the Lords a Bill which lately passed in this House, and was sent up unto their Lordships, Intituled An Act for the repressing of Offences that are of the nature of Stealth, and are not Felonies by the Laws of the Realm, which Bill their Lordships have also passed with some Amendments.

On Tuesday the 17th day of January, Four Bills had each of them one reading; of which the last being the Bill for the assurance of the Joynture of Joyce the Wife of John Thornbrigg was read the second time, and upon the several questions was rejected.

The Bill to reform sundry abuses in the Garbling of Spices and Drugs, was read the second time and rejected upon the several questions for the committing and for the ingrossing.

Mr Serjeant Drew and Mr Doctor Stanhop did bring from the Lords a Bill concerning a Lease of great value procured to be passed from her Majesty by William Kirkham the Younger, which Bill their Lordships have passed, and do desire the speedy expediting thereof in this House, the same Bill greatly importing her Majesty. Whereupon the same Bill was presently read in this House for the first reading thereof accordingly.

The Amendments and Provisoes of the Lords to the Bill lately passed in this House, Intituled An Act for the erecting of Houses of Correction and punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars, being read for the third reading thereof, the Bill being put to the Question, and after sundry Speeches and Arguments first had both with the Bill and against the Bill, was dashed upon the division of the House, with the advantage and difference of sorty Voices, viz. with the No a hundred and six, and with the Yea sixty six upon the doubtfulness of two several former questions for the passing thereof.

Mr Attorney General and Mr Doctor Stanhop do bring from the Lords a Bill lately passed in this House, Intituled An Act for the establishment of the Bishoprick of Norwich and the Possession of the same, against a certain concealed pretended title made thereunto; and do shew that their Lordships have also passed the same Bill, with a Proviso thereunto added by their Lordships, and so delivered the Bill to Mr Speaker.

On Wednesday the 18th day of January, Eight Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for renewing, continuance and explanation of an Act for the necessary relief of Mariners and Souldiers was read the first time; And the last being the Bill to tax all Lands and Goods for the payment of the Subsidy in the same Parish where it lyeth, was read the first time, and rejected upon the Question for a second reading.

The Committees in the Bill to restrain the excessive making of Mault, (who were appointed on Thursday the 12th day of this instant January foregoing) and the Committees in the Bill to restrain deceits and breaches of Trust (who were appointed on Saturday the 14th day of this instant January foregoing) are appointed to meet in the Exchequer Chamber this Afternoon at two of the Clock.

Mr Finch, one of the Committees in the Bill against wandring Souldiers and Mariners (who were appointed on Wednesday the 7th day of December foregoing) shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees, and that they have made a new Bill for that purpose; and so delivering in both the old Bill and the new Bill, prayed the speedy expediting of the said new Bill. Whereupon the same Bill was then presently read for the first reading.

The Bill to enable Thomas Knivet Esquire to dispose of certain Lands Entailed to him by Dame Anne Knivet his Mother, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Serjeant Williams, Mr. Serjeant Warberton, Sir Walter Raleigh, Mr. Brograve Attorney of the Dutchy, and others; and the Bill and Committees names were delivered to Sir Walter Raleigh, who with the rest was appointed to meet to Morrow at two of the Clock in the Afternoon in the Exchequer Chamber.

The Bill for taking away of Clergy from Robbers of Houses in the day time though no person be in the House at the time of the Robbery, was upon the second reading referred to Sir Robert Wroth, Mr Serjeant Hale and others, to consider further for some Amendments in the same Bill presently in the Committee Chamber of this House.

The Bill for Explanation and Addition of an Act of 5° Reginæ for the maintenance of the Navy, was upon the second reading committed unto Sir Walter Raleigh, Mr. Henry Hubberd, Mr. Cole, Mr. Chapman, Mr. Doctor Cæsar, Mr. Lewkenor and others; and the Bill and Committees names were delivered to Mr. Doctor Cæsar, who with the rest was appointed to meet in the Exchequer Court at two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

The Bill concerning Lessees and Patentees, with a Note of the Committees names, was delivered to the former Committees (who were appointed on Saturday the 3d day of December foregoing) to be further considered by them concerning such their Amendments in the same Bill as have not yet been read in this House.

The Bill for confirmation of Ordinances made by Corporations was read the third time, and after sundry Speeches and Arguments both with the Bill and against the Bill, and upon some Motions to be made for the said Bill before it should be put to the Question for the passing, the question was first made for the said Amendments, and resolved both upon the question and also upon the division of the House with the difference and advantage of sixty five Voices, viz. with the Yea seventy, and with the No a hundred thirty five, that the Amendments should not be made to the said Bill; and then afterwards the said Bill being put to the question accordingly, the same Bill was dashed.

Mr Attorney General and Mr Doctor Stanhop coming from the Lords, Mr Attorney shewed, that their Lordships commanded him to signifie unto this House, that whereas their Lordships received a Bill from this House Intituled An Act for increase of people for the service and defence of the Realm, their Lordships having a very good liking of the meaning and intent of the said Bill, and finding nevertheless sundry imperfections in the said Bill, have not only imparted those imperfections in a verbal Conference by a Committee of their Lordships unto a Committee of this House, but also did afterwards deliver the same in writing unto this House; since which time their Lordships have heard nothing thereof from this House; their Lordships do now desire to understand the further mind of this House touching the same Bill. Which Message being reported unto the House by Mr Speaker, and the said Mr. Attorney and Mr. Doctor Stanhop first sequestred, it was thereupon resolved by this House, that Answer should be made unto their Lordships, that this House hath not omitted any opportunity to consider of the said pretended imperfections for the further Answering of them with all possible Conveniency, and will signifie the same unto their Lordships with as convenient speed as they can. Which Answer for this time was immediately after delivered by Mr. Speaker unto the said Mr. Attorney and Mr. Doctor Stanhop to be returned unto their Lordships accordingly. Vide Jan. 24. Tuesd. postea.

On Thursday the 19th day of January, the Bill for reuniting the Mannor of Paris Garden in the County of Surrey, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Brograve Attorney of the Dutchy, Mr. Norton, Mr. Wiseman, Mr. Serjeant Williams, Mr. Edmund Boyer, and Mr. Francis More and others; and the Bill with the Committees names was delivered to Mr. Edmund Boyer, who with the rest was appointed to meet to Morrow in the Afternoon in the Middle-Temple Hall at two of the Clock.

The Bill for the repealing of a branch of a Statute made in the thirty fourth Year of King Henry the Eighth, Intituled, The Ordinance for Wales, was read the second time, and not being spoken against by any was Ordered to be ingrossed.

Mr Snagg, one of the Committees in the Amendments of the Bill for the reviving, continuing, explanation and perfecting of divers Statutes (who were appointed on Saturday the 14th day of this instant January foregoing) and in the Bill also for taking away of Clergy from Robbers of Houses in the day time though no person be in the House at the time of the Robbery done (who were appointed Yesterday) shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees, and sundry their Amendments and Additions to the said Bills at large, and so delivered in both the said Bills into the House accordingly.

Mr. Serjeant Harris, one of the Committees in the Bill to reform deceits and breaches of Trust (who were appointed on Saturday the 14th day of this instant January foregoing) shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees, and some their Amendments and Additions to the same Bill, which Amendments and Additions being twice read, the Bill was upon the Question Ordered to be ingrossed.

Mr. Francis Bacon, one of the Committees of this House to confer and consider of the 31. Objections of the Lords unto the Bill lately passed this House, Intituled, An Act for the increase of people for the service and defence of the Realm, shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees, and that they have set down in writing Answers to the same Objections ready to be presently sent to their Lordships if this House shall so think good, and so moved the present reading of the same Answers in this House. Whereupon the Clerk of this House did severally read all the said Objections, and the said Mr. Bacon did then also read every several Answer to the same Objections particularly and distinctly. Which being done, it was after some Motions and Speeches of sundry Members of this House resolved by this House, that the said Answer in writing should be sent up from this House to their Lordships presently by Mr. Comptroller, accompanied with a convenient number of the Members of this House, which was so done thereupon accordingly. Vide concerning this matter on Tuesday the 24th day of this instant January ensuing.

Mr. Brograve Attorney of the Dutchy, one of the Committees in the Bill for confirmation of the Jointure of Christian Lady Sands (who were appointed on Friday the 16th day of December foregoing) shewed the meeting and travel of the said Committees at large, and concluded with a Motion that the Council of both sides may be heard in this House for the better satisfaction of this House in the Cause. Whereupon it was Ordered that their Council should be heard in this House upon Saturday next accordingly, and both the Parties to have but one Councel a-piece.

The Bill to take away future uses creating perpetuities of Lands was read the first time.

The Bill against the Excess of Apparel was upon the second reading committed unto all the Privy Council being Members of this House, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Edward Hobby, Sir Thomas Conisby, Sir Oliver Lambert, Mr. Yelverton and others; and the Bill and Committees names were delivered to Mr. Comptroller, who with the rest was appointed to meet to Morrow at two of the Clock in the Afternoon in the Exchequer Chamber. Vide Febr. 7th.

On Friday the 20th day of January, the Bill for the sale of the Lands and Goods of John Sharp to pay his Debts, was upon the second reading committed unto Sir John Hart, Mr. Henry Hubberd, Mr. Nevill, Mr. Thomas Smith, Mr. Southerton, Mr. Colebrand and others; and the Bill with the Committees names was delivered to Mr. Southerton, who with the rest was appointed to meet this Afternoon at two of the Clock in the Middle-Temple Hall.

The Bill that Thomas Culpepper and John Culpepper may dispose of their Lands whereof they are Tenants in Tail as other Tenants in Tail may do, was read the second time and committed to Mr Barker, Mr. Serjeant Harris, Mr. Hide, Mr. Wiseman, Mr. Wingfield, Mr. Serjeant Williams, and Sir William Cornwallis; and the Bill and Committees names were delivered to the said Mr. Serjeant Williams, who with the rest was appointed to meet in the Middle-Temple Hall at two of the Clock this Afternoon.

Mr. Serjeant Harris, one of the Committees in the Bill that Lessees may enjoy their Leases (who were appointed on Saturday the 3d day of December foregoing) and in the Bill concerning the suppressing of unlawful and unsized Bread (who were appointed on Friday the 13th day of this instant January foregoing) shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees in both the said Bills, and their Amendments in the Bill concerning Lessees and Patentees; which Amendments being then twice read, the Bill was upon the question Ordered to be ingrossed.

And further shewed, that the said Bill concerning the suppressing of unlawful and unsized Bread was in opinion of the said Committees fit to be reserved till another Parliament.

The Amendments and Proviso of the Lords to the Bill intituled An Act for the relief of the Poor being thrice read, the said Amendments were assented unto, and the said Proviso passed upon the question.

The Amendments of the Lords to the Bill intituled An Act for the Naturalizing of certain English mens Children and others born beyond the Seas being three times read, were assented unto by this House upon the question.

The Proviso of the Lords added to the Bill intituled An Act for the establishment of the Bishoprick of Norwich and the Possessions of the same against a certain pretended concealed Title made thereunto, being three times read, the same Proviso passed upon the question.

Three Bills also had each of them one reading; of which the last being the Bill to reform Deceits and Breaches of Trust touching Lands given unto Charitable Uses was read the third time, and passed upon the question.

The Amendments of the Lords in the Bill lately passed in this House intituled An Act for the repressing of Offences that are of the nature of Stealth and are not Felonies by the Laws of the Realm, being thice read, were assented unto by this House.

Four Bills were sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons by Mr. Comptroller and others; of which the first was the Bill for the establishment of the Bishoprick of Norwich, and the Possessions of the same against a certain pretended concealed Title; and the second was the Bill for Arthur Hatch &c. with two others of no great moment, which passed the House this present day; with further Order that this House desired some Conference with their Lordships for the further satisfaction of this House touching the said innovation of their Lordships said manner of their late giving Answer unto the Members of this House contrary to their Lordships ormer usage in such Cases heretofore.

The Bill for the most Commodious usage of Lands dispersed in Common Fields was read the second time, and rejected upon the several questions for the Committing and Ingrossing.

William Kirkham the younger was brought into this House to the Barr and heard at large; and resolved further by the House not to hear him any further nor any Councel for him: Nevertheless to hear the Councel to Morrow of such as pretend any interest under the title of Kirkham to any the Lands comprehended in the Lease mentioned in the Bill.

Mr Attorney General and Mr Doctor Stanhop do bring from the Lords a Bill lately passed in this House intituled An Act for the maintenance of Husbandry and Tillage, which Bill their Lordships have also passed with very many Amendments and with a Proviso. And shewed further, That their Lordships commanded him to shew unto this House, that their Lordships had very willingly yielded unto the Motion of this House made unto their Lordships this present day for Conference, and that their Lordships had for that purpose appointed the Number of twenty of themselves, and do desire that the same Conference may be had presently, if it shall so please this House. Which being done, and the said Mr Attorney and Mr Doctor Stanhop gone out of the House, It was resolved that a convenient number of this House should presently attend their Lordships in the said Conference. And the same being afterwards so signified unto the said Mr Attorney and Mr Doctor Stanhop, who were called again into this House to receive that answer, all the Privy Council being Members of this House, Sir William Moore, Mr Fulk Grevil and others being Members of this House were presently thereupon sent up unto their Lordships accordingly.

The Bill for the reviving, continuing and Explanation of an Act for the necessary relief of Mariners and Souldiers was upon the second reading committed unto the Committees in the Bill against the excess of Apparel (who were appointed yesterday foregoing) and to meet in the Exchequer Chamber at two of the Clock this Afternoon, and Mr Arnold was now added to the same Committee.

The Amendments of the Committees in the Bill for taking away of Clergy from Robbers of Houses in the day-time though no body be in the House at the time of the Robbery done, being twice read, the Bill was upon the question Ordered to be ingrossed.

The Bill to prohibit the carrying of Herrings was upon the second reading committed unto Mr Walgrave, Mr Oldsworth, Mr Edward Lewkenor, Mr Wiseman and others, who were appointed to confer presently in the Committee Chamber of this House.

Mr Comptroller and the residue returning from the Lords, Mr Secretary shewed that in the debate of the ............................. but touching what business this Report was made by Mr Secretary, or what that business was, is every negligently omitted by Fulk Onslow Esq; Clerk of the House of Commons, in the Original Journal-Book it self of that House, although a whole blank Page be there left with intention doubtless at first to have inserted it: And therefore it shall not be amiss here in some sort to set it down, partly out of some former passages of the said Journal Book, and partly out of the Original Journal-Book of the Upper House. And first for the business it self, it was grounded upon some distaste that Sir Walter Raleigh and other Members of the House of Commons had received from the Carriage of the Lords towards them in not rising unto them upon the delivery of an Answer to a certain Message brought up by them to their Lordships on Saturday the 14th day of this instant January foregoing, as is there set down at large. To which said distast of theirs the Lords did this present Friday, being the 20th day of the same Month, in the Conference had between the Committees of either House, desire to make satisfaction according to the resolution had by their Lordships in their own House Yesterday being Thursday. Which said Resolution or Answer of their Lordships was as it should seem now reported unto the House of Commons by Mr Secretary Cecill upon his return with the other Committees from the said Conference, and is set down upon the said Thursday being the 19th day of the said instant January in the abovementioned Original Journal-Book of the Upper House much to the purpose and effect following, viz.

That their Lordships Answer was, that in the delivery of the said Message unto the said Sir Walter Raleigh and others the said Members of the House of Commons, upon Saturday the 14th day of this instant January last past, their Lordships had not given unto them the said Members of the said House any just distast, or therein offered unto the said House of Commons it self any indignity at all; but that their Lordships had therein observed the ancient Order of Parliament, which they were fully satisfied to be as followeth, viz.

That when any Bills or Messages are brought from the House of Commons to be presented to the Upper House, the Lord Keeper and the rest of the Lords are to arise from their places and go down to the Bar, there to meet such as come from the House of Commons, and from them to receive in that place their Messages or Bills: But contrariwise, when any Answer is delivered by the Lord Keeper in the name and behalf of the House, to such Knights and Burgesses as come from the House of Commons, the said Knights and Burgesses are to receive the same standing towards the lower end of the House without the Bar, and the Lord Keeper is to deliver the same sitting in his place with his head covered, and all the Lords keeping their places. And hereupon the House of Commons was satisfied, and the same form was afterwards kept accordingly.

Nota, That this little foregoing Passage only is supplied out of the Original Journal-Book of the Upper House, and now what ensueth is again inserted out of that of the House of Commons.

On Saturday the 21th day of January, Two Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the last was the Bill for restraint of carrying of Corn or Grain out of this Realm at certain times.

Mr Francis Goodwin, one of the Committees in the Bill for establishing certain Lands given by Will for the maintenance of the High-ways at Ailesbury in the County of Buckingham (who were appointed on Wednesday the 11th day of this instant January foregoing) brought in the Bill with some Amendments, which being twice read, the Bill was upon the Question Ordered to be ingrossed.

Mr Walgrave, one of the Committees in the Bill to prohibite the carrying of Herrings beyond the Seas (who were appointed Yesterday) shewed the meeting of the Committees and their Amendments of the Bill, which Amendments being twice read, the Bill was upon the question Ordered to be ingrossed.

The Bill that the Plaintiffs shall pay the Defendants their Costs by lying in Prison for want of Bayl if the Action pass against the Plaintiffs, and for the punishment of wrongful Arrests upon forged Warrants, was read the first time.

Mr Sollicitor, one of the Committees in the Bill for the reviving, continuance, explanation and perfecting of divers Statutes (who were appointed on Saturday the 14th day of this instant January foregoing) shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees and some their Amendments in the same Bill; which Amendments being twice read to the House, it was after many Motions and Speeches for recommitment of the same Bill Ordered upon the Division of the House in the doubtfulness of two former Questions with the advantage of thirty Voices, viz. with the No an hundred twenty four, with the Yea ninety one, that the said Bill should not be recommitted: And afterwards upon another Question it was Ordered that the said Bill should be ingrossed.

The Lord Sandes and Sir Walter Sandes with their Councel were present here in this House at the Bar and heard at large touching the Bill for the Confirmation of the Jointure of Christian Lady Sandes (which had been read the second time and committed on Friday the 16th day of December foregoing.) Vide January 24. Tuesday postea.

The Bill against lewd and wandring persons pretending themselves to be Souldiers or Mariners was read the third time, and after many Speeches and Arguments, some with the Bill and some against the Bill, was in the end put to the Question, together with a Proviso added thereunto and three times read, and so passed accordingly.

Mr. Edward Hubberd, one of the Committees in the Bill to restrain the excessive making of Mault and disorderly Brewing of strong Beer (who were appointed on Thursday the 12th day of this instant January foregoing) shewed the meeting and travel of the said Committees with some their Amendments to the said Bill, and so delivered in the Bill to the House.

On Monday the 23th day of January, Three Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the third being the Bill for Explanation of a Saving in a Statute made xxvii° Reg. Eliz. Intituled, An Act for the better foundation and relief of the Poor of the Hospital of Eastbridge in the County of Canterbury, was read the second time and rejected upon the several Questions for the committing and ingrossing.

Sir John Hart, one of the Committees in the Bill concerning Garret de Malines and John Hunger Merchants Strangers (who were appointed on Friday the 13th day of this instant January foregoing) shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees, and their making of a new Bill for sundry considerations then opened by him, and so delivered in both the old Bill and the new Bill.

The Bill for the better measuring of seven Miles from the Town of Great-Yarmouth, according to a Statute made in the thirtieth Year of King Edward the Third, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Brograve Attorney of the Dutchy, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Fulk Grevill, Mr. Walgrave and others; and the Bill with the Committees names was delivered to the said Mr. Fulk Grevill, who with the rest was appointed to meet to Morrow in the Afternoon at two of the Clock in the Exchequer Chamber.

Mr. Shirley, one of the Committees in the Bill for the sale of the Lands and Goods of John Sharp to pay his Debts (who were appointed on Friday the 20th day of this instant January) shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees with some their Amendments to the same, and so delivered in the said Bill to the House.

The Bill for reviving, continuance, explanation and perfecting of divers Statutes was read the third time and passed upon the Question.

Five Bills were sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons by Mr. Comptroller and others; of which one was the Bill against lewd and wandring persons pretending themselves to be Souldiers and Mariners, and another for the Naturalizing of certain Englishmens Children and others born beyond the Seas.

The Amendments and Provisoes of the Lords in the Bill for the maintenance of Husbandry and Tillage lately passed this House being three times read, the said Amendments were assented unto and the said Proviso passed upon the Question.

The Bill that Lessees may enjoy their Leases against all Patentees their Heirs and Assigns, notwithstanding any default of payment of their Rent during the time that the Reversion or Inheritance remained in the Crown, was read the third time and passed upon the Question.

The Bill for reviving, continuance, explanation and perfecting of divers Statutes, and the Bill that Lessees may enjoy their Leases against all Patentees, their Heirs and Assigns, notwithstanding any default of payment of their Rents during the time that the Reversion or Inheritance remained in the Crown, were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Secretary and others.

Mr. Serjeant Drew and Mr. Doctor Carew did bring word from the Lords, that whereas a Bill lately passed in this House was sent up unto their Lordships Intituled An Act for the increase of People for the service and defence of the Realm, and their Lordships had thereupon caused the same Bill first to have two readings in the Upper House, and finding many imperfections in the same Bill, yet their Lordships very well liking of the intent and scope of the said Bill and the good furtherance thereof, moved for Conference with some of the Members of this House touching the said Bill, wherein the said imperfections were first imparted by their Lordships unto the Committees of this House in a Verbal Conference, and afterwards sent down by their Lordships to this House in writing; and Answers thereupon returned by this House to their Lordships in writing, to the same imperfections; their Lordships very much affecting the purport and true meaning of the said Bill, and wishing all good furtherance therein, do desire that a convenient number of selected Members of this House may be appointed to have Conference with six of their Lordships touching this matter to Morrow at eight of the Clock in the Morning in the Chamber next the Upper House: And do also desire, that a convenient number of the Members of this House may be in like manner appointed to meet with their Lordships to Morrow at two of the Clock in the Afternoon in the Great Council-Chamber at the Court for Conference touching the Bill passed by their Lordships and sent down by them unto this House, Intituled An Act for the better Explanation and Execution of the Act made in the thirteenth year of the Queens Majesties Reign Cap. 4to concerning Tellors, Receivers, &c. Whereupon Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Secretary, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Brograve Attorney of the Dutchy, and all the Serjeants at Law being Members of this House, Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. George Moore, Mr. Yelverton, Sir Walter Raleigh, Mr. Fulk Grevill, Sir Thomas Cecill and Mr. Attorney of the Court of Wards, were nominated and appointed to attend their Lordships to Morrow in the Morning at eight of the Clock in the Chamber next to the Upper House accordingly.

The former Committees of this House in the said Bill concerning Tellors, Receivers, & c. (who were appointed on Monday the 5th day of December foregoing) were this day likewise appointed to attend their Lordships to Morrow at two of the Clock in the Afternoon at the said great Council Chamber at the Court. Vide concerning this Matter, as also touching the Bill for Increase of People, & c. on Tuesday the 24th day of this instant January immediately ensuing.

The Amendments in the Bill to restrain the excessive making of Mault and disorderly brewing of strong Beer being twice read, the Bill was after many Speeches and Arguments both with the Bill and against the Bill ordered upon the question to be ingrossed.

On Tuesday the 24th day of January the Bill concerning Garret de Malins and John Hunger Merchants-Strangers had its first reading, being a new Bill, and was brought in by the Committees of the old Bill, who were appointed on Friday the 13th day of this instant January foregoing, and had thought fit that the said old Bill should be rejected.

The new Bill also for the disposing of certain Lands to Mr Thomas Knivet, was read the first time (after that the old Bill had been rejected by the Committees thereof, who were appointed on Wednesday the 18th day of this instant January foregoing.)

The Bill for Confirmation of the Joynture of Mary Lady Verney was upon the second reading committed unto Mr Philips, Mr Sands, Mr Francis Goodwin, Mr Snagg, Mr Oglethorpe and others; and the Bill with the Committees names were delivered to Mr Snagg, who with the rest were appointed to meet at four of the Clock this Afternoon in the Middle-Temple Hall.

The Bill for establishing an Award made between Edmund Cotten Gentleman and Thomas Harvey Yeoman for the assurance of certain Lands in the County of Norfolk to Thomas Bennet and his Heirs for ever, was read the third time and passed upon the question, the learned Councel on both sides being first heard at large at the Bar.

After sundry long Speeches by divers Members of this House in the Bill for Confirmation of the Joynture of Christian Lady Sands both with the Bill and against the Bill, with some motions for having the matter between the Lord Sands and Sir Walter Sands referred to Arbitrement or Comprmise, it was at last resolved upon the question, that according to the said Motions the said course should be taken for Compromise accordingly, and the said Parties should become bound each to other for the performance of such Award or Arbitrement as should be made by Arbitrators to be named by this Court; And further, that the said Lord Sands and Sir Walter Sands be warned to be here in this Court to Morrow to understand the purpose of this House in that behalf accordingly. Vide concerning this matter on Saturday the 21. day of this instant January foregoing. Vide etiam diem sequentem.

Mr Comptroller shewed that himself and the residue of the Committees appointed by this House for Conference with the Lords touching the Bill Intituled An Act for the increase of People for the service and Defence of the Realm, have attended their Lordships this Morning according to the Charge of this House given to him and the residue of the Committees for that purpose. And further shewed, that their Lordships having perused and considered the Answer of this House in writing to their Lordships Objections in writing delivered by them to this House, their Lordships cannot give passage to the said Bill: But liking very well of the purpose and intent of the said Bill, their Lordships do with another Bill to be drawn and proceeded in to the said effect in some good course; and do purpose to send down unto this House to Morrow Morning some points or heads in writing for that purpose. Vide touching this business on Thursday the 12th day, Saturday the 14th day, Monday the 16th day, Wednesday the 18th day, Thursday the 19th day, and on Monday the 23d day of this instant January foregoing. Vide itidem diem sequentem.

On Wednesday the 25th day of January Mr Snagg one of the Committees in the Bill for Confirmation of the Joynture for the Lady Mary Verney wife of Sir Edmund Verney Knight (who were appointed on the day foregoing) shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees, and some few Amendments in the same Bill, and so delivered in the Bill.

Two Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill for the avoiding of deceit in Measure and Weights, was read the first time.

The Committees in the Bill for the better measuring of seven Miles from the Town of great Yarmouth (who were appointed on Monday the 23d day of this instant January foregoing) are ordered to meet at two of the Clock this Afternoon in the Exchequer Chamber.

The Committees in the Bill also for reviving, continuing and explanation of an Act for the necessary relief of Souldiers and Mariners are likewise to meet this Afternoon at two of the Clock in the Exchequer Chamber.

The Bill for the better Execution of Judgments was upon the second reading committed unto Mr Brograve Attorney of the Dutchy, Mr Finch, Mr Yelverton, Mr. Carew, Mr. Francis Bacon and others; and the Bill and Committees names were delivered to the said Mr. Carew, who with the rest was appointed to meet this Afternoon at two of the Clock in Grayes-Inn Hall.

The Amendments in the Bill for erecting and building of a Bridge over the River of Wye at Wilton upon Wye near the Town of Rosse in the County of Hereford being twice read, the same was upon the question ordered to be ingrossed.

The Amendments in the Bill for Confirmation of the Jointure of the Lady Verney Wife of Sir Edmund Verney Knight, being twice read, the Bill was upon the Question ordered to be ingrossed.

The Amendments in the Bill for the reuniting of the Mannor of Paris Garden in the County of Surrey being twice read, the Bill was upon the question Ordered to be ingrossed.

Two Bills also had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill to restrain the excessive making of Mault, was read the third time, and after sundry Arguments both with the Bill and against the Bill, and certain words stricken out in the first Proviso, in one place thereof the word [such] and in another place thereof these words [or Maults for his own expences only] passed upon the Question.

Mr. Attorney General and Mr. Doctor Stanhop do bring word from the Lords, that whereas a selected number of their Lordships in a Verbal Conference with a Committee of some of the Members of this House concerning a Bill lately passed in the Upper House and sent down by their Lordships unto this House, Intituled An Act for the better Explanation and Execution of the Act made in the thirteenth year of the Queens Majesties Reign concerning Tellors, Receivors, &c. divers exceptions were then taken by the Committees of this House unto the said Bill, and were afterwards sent up to their Lordships by this House in writing; with which said Exceptions their Lordships not being satisfied, have sent down unto this House their Lordships Answer unto the same also in like manner in writing: And so did then deliver the same to Mr. Speaker and departed. Which Message being reported unto the House by Mr. Speaker, it was resolved, that the former Committees of this House in that Cause (who were appointed on Monday the 5th day of December foregoing) with some others then added unto them, should meet this Afternoon at two of the Clock in the Exchequer Chamber to confer and consider of their Lordships said Answer in writing accordingly.

The Lord Sands and Sir Walter Sands being present in this House, Mr. Speaker imparted unto them the Motion of this House for compromising the Cause. Whereunto the Parties assenting, after either of them had been heard speak severally their further minds unto this House in some particulars, the said Lord Sandes made choice of the Earl Marshal and of Mr Comptroller, and the said Sir Walter Sandes made choice of Mr Secretary and Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer for the said Compromise. Whereupon the Earl Marshal after his pleasure first signified unto this House, the meeting of the same Committees was then appointed to be at the Court to Morrow in the Afternoon. Vide concerning this matter on Saturday the 21th day, Monday the 23th day, and on Tuesday the 24th day of this instant January foregoing.

Four Bills were sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons by Mr. Comptroller and others; of which the second was the Bill to prohibit the carrying of Herrings, and the third to retain the excessive making of Mault.

Mr Serjeant Lewkenor, one of the Committees of this House for the late Conference with the Committees of the Lords upon Monday last in the Morning concerning the Bill for increase of people for the service and defence of the Realm, did bring from the Committees of the Lords certain Articles or Heads in writing unto this House, for the framing of a new Bill to the purpose presently of the old Bill, though not in that form, to the end their Lordships may understand the opinion and liking of this House touching the same Articles or Heads; and so delivered in the same Articles in writing into this House. Whereupon after many Speeches and Arguments by divers Members of this House for the reading or not reading, for the committing or not committing of the said Articles, pro & contra, it was at last resolved upon the question, that the said Articles should be read, and so they were thereupon read accordingly. Which done, after some further debating for the retaining or the returning of the same Articles, and for Answer therein to their Lordships, it was Ordered, that the said Mr Serjeant Lewkenor should presently himself alone go and deliver the said Articles again unto such of the said Lords Committees as he had first received them of; signifying for Answer only, that they had been read in this House, and no more. Vide concerning this matter on Thursday the 12th day, on Saturday the 14th day, on Monday the 16th day, on Thursday the 19th day, on Monday the 23th day, and on Tuesday the 24th day of this instant January foregoing.

Mr Finch, one of the Committees in the Bill against excess of Apparel (who were appointed on Thursday the 19th day of this instant January foregoing) shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees and some of their Amendments in the same Bill, and likewise their framing of a new Bill to avoid the great excess used in wearing of Ruffs. And so delivered in both the said Bills into this House.

On Thursday the 26th day of January, Two Bills had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill concerning Garret de Malynes and John Hunger Merchant Strangers, was read the second time, and Ordered upon the Question to be ingrossed.

Mr Arnold, one of the Committees in the Bill for the reviving, continuing and explanation of an Act for the necessary relief of Mariners and Souldiers, prayed a new day of meeting for the Committees in that Bill. Whereupon Mr Arnold, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Giles Merrick, Sir Oliver Lambert, the Knights and Burgesses for London, Mr Hext, Mr Wiseman, Mr Doctor Sands, Mr Cole, Sir Thomas Conisby, Mr Harper, Sir Francis Hastings, Mr Snagg, Mr James Harrington, Sir Francis Popham with many others, who were nominated and appointed to meet this Afternoon at two of the Clock in the Middle-Temple Hall.

The Bill for the setling and disposing of certain Lands of Mr Thomas Knivets was read the second time, and Ordered upon the Question to be ingrossed.

Two Bills also had each of them one reading; of which the last being the Bill for further Ceremony and Credit to be required for Mills, was read the second time, and upon the Question for the Commitment thereof was upon the division of the House Ordered not to be committed, with the advantage of forty six Voices, with the No a hundred and forty, and with the Yea ninety four, and afterwards upon another question for the ingrossing was Ordered to be ingrossed.

Mr Serjeant Drew and Mr. Doctor Carew did bring from the Lords a Bill passed with their Lordships, Intituled An Act for the reforming of sundry abuses committed by Souldiers and others, used in her Majesties Services concerning the Wars.

The Learned Councel of certain persons pretending interest under the title of William Kirkham the Younger, to some of the Lords comprehended in the Lease mentioned in the Bill, were this day heard at large in this House, and were appointed to prepare their Provisoes to be offered unto the Bill against to Morrow.

Mr. Serjeant Drew and Mr. Doctor Stanhop did bring from the Lords a Bill passed with their Lordships Intituled An Act for punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars.

The Bill for the reforming of sundry abuses committed by Souldiers and others used in her Majesties Services concerning the Wars, was read the first time.

On Friday the 27th day of January, the Bill that Plaintiffs shall pay the Defendants their Costs lying in Prison for want of Bayl if the Action pass against the Plaintiff, was read the second time and committed unto Mr. Sands, Mr. Boyes, Mr. Snagg, Mr. George Crooke, Mr. Recorder of London and others, who were appointed to meet this Afternoon at two of the Clock in the Middle-Temple Hall.

The Committees likewise in the Bill for the execution of Judgment (who were appointed on Wednesday the 25th day of this instant January foregoing) and the Committees in the Bill for avoiding of deceits in measures and weights, were likewise appointed to meet at the same time and place, which was now upon the second reading committed to the former Committees in the Bill that the Plaintiffs shall pay the Defendants their Costs, and Mr. Johnson was added unto them.

The Bill for punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars, was read the first time.

The Amendments in the Bill for Explanation and Addition of an Act of quinto Regin. Eliz. for maintenance of the Navy being twice read, the Bill was rejected upon the question for ingrossing.

Two Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill to give some remedy against the decay and spoil of the Queens Majesties Highways in the Counties of Sussex, Surrey and Kent through disorderly carrying to Iron Forges and Furnaces, was read the second time and committed to the Knights of those three Shires, Mr. Shirley, Mr. Binley, Mr. Oglethorp, Mr. Colebrand, Mr. Edward Lewkenor and others; and the Bill and Committees names were delivered to the said Mr. Colebrand, who with the rest was appointed to meet to Morrow at two of the Clock in the Afternoon in the Middle-Temple Hall.

The Bill for Reformation of sundry abuses committed by Souldiers and others used in her Majesties Services concerning the Wars, was upon the second reading committed unto Mr. Grevill, Sir Robert Wroth, Sir Walter Raleigh, Mr. Henry Nevill, Sir George Carcy, Mr. Brograve Attorney of the Dutchy, and divers others; and the Bill and Committees names were delivered to Sir Walter Raleigh, who with the rest was appointed to meet to Morrow at two of the Clock in the Afternoon in the Exchequer Chamber.

Mr. Serjeant Drew and Mr. Doctor Stanhop did bring from the Lords a Bill lately passed in this House, Intituled An Act to reform deceits and breaches of trust touching Lands given to Charitable uses, and did shew that their Lordships have likewise passed the same Bill with a Proviso and some Amendments.

The Amendments and Provisoes of the Lords to the Bill lately passed in this House, Intituled An Act to reform deceits and breaches of trust touching Lands given to Charitable uses, being three times read, the said Amendments were assented unto by this House, and the said Proviso passed upon the Question accordingly.

The Bill concerning the Highway Lands of the Town of Aylesbury in the County of Buckingham was read the third time, and upon some Motions by some Members of this House was Ordered to be respited from being put to the Question till to Morrow, that the Councel of the other sides may be here.

Mr Doctor Carew and Mr Doctor Stanhop did bring from the Lords the Bill lately passed in this House Intituled An Act against lewd and wandring persons pretending themselves to be Souldiers and Mariners: And did shew in like manner, that their Lordships had passed the same Bill with some Amendments.

The Amendments of the Lords in the Bill lately passed in this House Intituled An Act against lewd and wandring persons pretending themselves to be Souldiers and Mariners, being three times read, the same Amendments were upon the question assented unto accordingly.

The Committees of this House in the Bill from the Lords Intituled An Act for the better Explanation and Execution of an Act made in the thirteenth year of the Queens Majesties Reign Capite quarto, concerning Tellors, Receivors, &c. (who were appointed on Wednesday the 18th day of this instant January foregoing) were appointed to meet this Afternoon in the Exchequer Chamber at two of the Clock, and have further consideration and Conference amongst themselves touching the proceeding in the same Bill.

On Saturday the 28th day of January, the Bill for punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars was read the second time and committed unto some Members of this House to be considered of in the Committee Chamber of this House.

The Bill for Confirmation of the Jointure of Mary Lady Verney Wife of Sir Edmund Verney Kt, was read the second time and passed upon the Question.

Goodale, one of the adverse Parties to the Bill concerning the Highway Lands of the Town of Aylesbury being present in this House and praying some words to be inserted into the said Bill, which being upon due and deliberate consideration of this House admitted to be inserted accordingly, and three times read, the Bill was put to the question, and passed thereupon accordingly.

Mr. Pembridg, one of the Committees in the Bill for reviving, continuing and explanation of An Act for the necessary relief of Mariners and Souldiers (who were appointed on Thursday the 26th day of this instant January foregoing) shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees and some their Amendments to the Bill, and so delivered in the Bill to the House.

The Bill for punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars was read the third time and passed with an Amendment of this House in the last line of the same Bill, viz. by inserting these words [end of the] between the first word [the] and the word [first] in the same line.

Mr. Serjeant Drew and Mr. Doctor Cary did bring from the Lords a Bill passed with their Lordships, intituled An Act against the decaying of Towns and Houses of Husbandry; and another Bill which lately passed in this House, and was sent up to their Lordships, intituled An Act for the lawful making of Bayes within the Counties of Essex and Suffolk; which Bill is also passed with their Lordships, with a Proviso added to the same by their Lordships; which said Proviso being three times read, was passed upon the question.

The Bill against the decaying of Towns and Houses of Husbandry had its first reading.

On Monday the 30th day of January the Bill concerning Garret de Malynes and John Hunger Merchant Strangers was read the second time.

There were seven Bills this Morning sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons by Mr Secretary and others; of which the first was the Bill for Punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars; the second for the lawful making of Bayes; And the third was the Bill to reform deceits and breaches of trust touching Lands given to Charitable uses: with order also to move their Lordships for Conference some time after this present day with their Lordships, concerning the Bill lately passed with their Lordships, and sent down by them unto this House, intituled An Act to reform sundry abuses committed by Souldiers and others used to her Majesties services concerning the Wars.

Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, one of the Committees for Conference amongst themselves concerning the Bill intituled An Act for the better Explanation and Execution of the Act made in the 13th year of the Queens Majesties Reign Cap. quart. concerning Tellors and Receivors, &c. shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees, and their not liking to pass the same Bill in this House in manner and form as the same was passed with the Lords, in regard of many inconveniencies appearing in the same Bill, which were then opened by him at large: And shewed further, that they thought good to frame a new Bill in that Cause with a better and more reasonable form; and so delivered in the same Bill, which was thereupon presently read for the first reading accordingly.

Mr Snagg one of the Committees in the Bill that the Plaintiffs shall pay the Defendants Costs lying in Prison for want of Bail (who were appointed on Friday the 27th day of this instant January foregoing) and in the Bill to avoid deceits in Measures and Weights, shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees with their Amendments to the said Bill to avoid deceits in Measures and Weights, and their opinion of reserving the said other Bill till another Parliament, and so delivered in both the said Bills into the said House.

Mr Doctor Carew and Mr Doctor Stanhop did bring from the Lords a Bill intituled An Act for the Confirmation of Statutes Merchants acknowledged in the Town Corporate of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Bill against the decaying of Towns and Houses of Husbandry was read the second time, and committed unto the former Committees in the Bill for reforming of sundry abuses by Souldiers and others used in her Majesties service concerning the Wars (who were appointed on Friday the 27th day of this instant January foregoing) and to meet this Afternoon at two of the Clock in the Exchequer Chamber, as in the said other Bill is likewise appointed; and the Bill and Committees names were delivered to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Mr Secretary and the residue returning from the Lords, he shewed their delivering both of their Bills and of the message of this House unto their Lordships, as he had in charge by this House to do. And further shewed, that their Lordships have appointed twenty of themselves to meet with a convenient number of the Members of this House for the Conference in the great Council Chamber at the Court at two of the Clock in the Afternoon concerning the said Bill intituled An Act for the reforming of sundry abuses by Souldiers and others used in her Majesties services concerning the Wars.

The Bill for Confirmation of the Joynture of Christian Lady Sands was read the third time.

Two Provisoes ingrossed in Parchment being offered unto this House by the Lord Sands to be added to the said Bill, were twice read, and upon the second reading of the same Provisoes it was Ordered after many and sundry Arguments and Speeches of divers Members of this House, that the same Provisoes should be committed unto Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Brograve Attorney of the Dutchy, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Serjeant Williams, and others; and the Provisoes were delivered to Mr. Sollicitor, who with the rest was appointed to meet to Morrow at eight of the Clock in the Afternoon in the Committee Chamber of this House. Vide concerning this matter on Saturday the 21th day, and on Tuesday the 24th day of this instant January foregoing.

On Tuesday the 31th day of January the Bill for Confirmation of Statutes Merchants acknowledged in the Town Corporate of Newcastle upon Tyne, was read the first time.

The Amendments in the Bill for reviving, continuing and Explanation of an Act for the necessay relief of Mariners and Souldiers being twice read, the Bill was upon the question Ordered to be ingrossed.

The Amendments in the Bill for avoiding deceits in Measures and Weights were twice read, and after some Speeches had by sundry Members of this House touching the same Bill pro & contra, the Learned Councel of the Clerk of the Market being upon a motion of some of this House admitted to be heard at the Bar, and called for that purpose by the Serjeant of this House to come in, the Serjeant shewed that the said Clerk of the Market was gone down into the Hall to fetch his said Councel, in the mean time whereof the House entred into another Cause, and the said Bill was thereupon committed to be put to the question for ingrossing.

The Bill for the more speedy payment of the Queens Majesties debts and for the better explanation of the Act made in the 13th year of the Queens Majesty, intituled An Act to make the Lands, Tenements, Goods and Chattels of Tellors, Receivers, & c. lyable to the payment of their debt, was read the second time and committed unto the former Committees, and Sir Walter Raleigh, Mr Fulk Grevil, Mr Swayne, Sir Anthony Mildmay, Sir Anthony Cope and others were added to them; and the Bill with the Committees names was delivered to Mr Sollicitor one of the said former Committees, who with the rest was appointed to meet to Morrow at four of the Clock in the Star-Chamber in the Afternoon.

Mr Fulk Grevil one of the Committees in the Bill for the better measuring of seven Miles from the Town and Haven of Great Yarmouth in the County of Norfolk (who were appointed on Monday the 23d day of this instant January foregoing) shewed the meeting of the Committees, and that they cannot agree upon any thing touching the said Bill; and so delivered in the same Bill in such manner as he before received the same out of this House.

Mr Sherley one of the Committees in the Bill concerning the high-wayes in Sussex, Surrey and Kent (who were appointed on Friday the 27th day of January foregoing) shewed the meeting and travel of the Committees with some their Amendments in the same; and so delivered in the said Bill.

The two Provisoes to the Bill for Confirmation of the Joynture of Christian Lady Sands being returned to the House by the Committees and read the third time, the said Bill and Provisoes were passed upon the question. Vide concerning this business on Saturday the 21. day, on Tuesday the 24th day and on Monday the 30th day of this instant January foregoing.

The Proviso in Parchment offered unto the Bill intituled An Act concerning a Lease of great Yearly Value procured to be passed from her Majesty by William Kirkham the younger, was twice read; and after many disputes and Arguments by sundry Members of this House, the same Proviso was read again for the third reading, and then the said Bill was in like manner read the third time; which done, the question was put for the annexing of the said Proviso to the said Bill, and Ordered upon the question and upon the division of the House with the advantage of six Voices, that the said Proviso should not be annexed to the said Bill, the Yea being but seventy, and the No being seventy six. And afterwards the Bill being in like manner put to the question, the said Bill was passed upon the question and upon the division of the House with the advantage of four Voices, the Yea being seventy five, and the No being but seventy one. Vide concerning this matter on Friday the 20th day of this instant January foregoing.