House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 01 May 1571

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 01 May 1571', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629, (London, 1802) pp. 87. British History Online [accessed 4 March 2024]


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Martis, primo Die Maii, 1571

Fines, &c.

1. The Bill for Fines and Recoveries. - The first Reading.


3. The Bill against Fugitives. - The third Reading ; and, after many Arguments, passed upon the Question.

Popish Priests.

Mr. Attorney General, and Mr. Doctor Huycke, do desire from the Lords, that some of this House may attend upon Six of the Lords To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock, for Conference touching the Bill against Priests disguising themselves in Servingmens Apparel: Which is granted; and thereupon Mr. Treasurer, Sir Thom. Scotte, Sir Owen Hopton, Sir Thom. Lucye, Sir Henry Jones, Mr. Servient Manwood, Mr. Clere, Mr. Thom. Browne, Mr. Norton, Mr. Yelverton, Mr. Strikeland, Mr. Mounson, and Mr. Thomas Hussey, are appointed for that Purpose.


Mr. Servient Barram, and Mr. Attorney General, do desire from the Lords, that a convenient Number of this House be sent presently unto their Lordships, for Answer touching the Articles for Religion.

Whereupon my Lord Deputy of Ireland, Mr. Treasurer, and divers others, were sent for that Purpose ; and had with them the Four Bills lastly passed ; viz. the Bill for Mr. Skeffington, the Bill against Fugitives, the Bill for Bristowe, and the Bill for Shrewsbury: And afterwards returned Answer from the Lords, that the Queen's Majesty, having been made privy to the said Articles, liketh very well of them, and mindeth to publish them, and have them executed by the Bishops, by Direction of her Highness's Regal Authority of Supremacy of the Church of England, and not to have the same dealt in by Parliament.


3. The Bill for Allowances to be made unto Sheriffs for the Justices Diets. - The third Reading. - Jud'm.

Bills from Lords.

Mr. Solicitor, and Mr. Dr. Lewes, brought from the Lords Two Bills; the One against fraudulent Gifts and Conveyances; and the other for Constats and Exemplifications of Letters Patents, to be as good and available as Letters Patents themselves.


LL. l. The Bill of Attainders. - The first Reading.

Sir Henry Percy, Knight, is appointed to be heard in this House, with his learned Council, upon Saturday next, at Eight of the Clock in the Morning.

Letters Patents.

LL. 1. The Bill for Constats and Exemplifications of Letters Patents. - The first Reading.