House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 10 April 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: 10 April 1571', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629, (London, 1802) pp. 83-84. British History Online [accessed 4 March 2024]


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Martis, decimo Aprilis, 1571

Motions, and long Speeches.

Mr. Speaker reciteth a Commandment from the Queen's Majesty, to spend little Time in Motions, and to avoid long Speeches.

He moved also, that, from henceforth. Men making Motions should bring them in Writing.

Motions and Petitions.

Sir Owen Hopton moved for the Commission of Motions and Petitions, to have the Council added unto them, and also a greater Number of others; and delivered a Paper of Notes of the Motions made.

Member excommunicate.

Upon a Motion made for Mr. Garnons, who is reported to stand excommunicate; it is Ordered, that he shall answer it in the House.


1. The Cappers Bill. - The first Reading.


1. The Bill of Sewers. - The first Reading.


1. The Bill for impanelling of Juries. - The first Reading.


1. The Bill for Bristowe. - The first Reading.

Attending Church.

1. The Bill for Privilege, in coming to the Church. - The first Reading.


1. The Bill for Explanation of the Statute of 21 H. VIII. for Monasteries. - The first Reading.


Mr. Treasurer made Report of the Committee's Doings, for the Subsidy; and brought in Articles, which were well liked: And thereupon the same Commissioners appointed to proceed with the Drawing of the Book.


1. The Bill for the Validity of Burgesses not resiant. - The first Reading.


1. The Bill for Redress of Innholders. - The first Reading.


Touching Matters of Religion, Mr. Mounson bringeth Report, that the Bishops prayed to have the Lords moved by this House, to assign a Committee to confer with this House : And thereupon it is ordered presently, that the same Commissioners do immediately go to the Lords with this Message, to know their Pleasures for appointing some to confer about the Book for Doctrine.

Mr. Treasurer returneth Report, that the Lord Keeper hath answered, he will open it to the Lords.

Loughton School.

1. The Bill for removing of the Free Grammar-school at Laughton to Gaynesboroughe - The first Reading.


1. The Bill for the Clothworkers. - The first Reading.

Fraudulent Gifts, &c.

1. The Bill against fraudulent Gifts and Conveyances. - The first Reading.


1. The Bill B. - The first Reading.


Sir Richard Rede and Mr. Doctor Yale do bring Answer to the Message; viz. That the Lords have appointed Twenty, whereof Ten of the Clergy, and Ten of the Temporalty, to meet at Two of the Clock, this Afternoon, in the Star-chamber.

And thereupon were added, by the House, to the former Commissioners, the Master of the Rolls, Sir Henry Norrice, Sir William Butts, Mr. Astley, Mr. Servient Manwood, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Fleetwood, Mr. Carleton, Mr. Eglenby, Mr. Yelverton, Mr. Dalton, and Mr. Rob. Snagg.