House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 24 May 1572

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: 24 May 1572', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629, (London, 1802) pp. 97-98. British History Online [accessed 4 March 2024]


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Sabbati, vicesimo quarto Maii, 1572

Woodhowse's Estate.

3. The Bill for the Assurances of the Lands of Sir Willm. and Sir Thoms. Woodhowse, Knights, deceased. - The third Reading - Jud'm.


1. The Bill against Delays of Judgment, at the Common Law. - The first Reading.


1. The Bill against covenous Vouchers. - The first Reading.


1. The Bill against Injuries offered by Corporations, in the City of London, to divers foreign Artificers. - The first Reading; and committed unto Mr. Seckford, Master of the Requests, Sir Owen Hopton, Sir Rowland Hayward, Mr. Moore, and Mr. Cure; to meet upon Monday next, at Three of the Clock, in the Afternoon, in the Yeldhall.

Bills from Lords.

Mr. Serjeant Barham and Mr. Doctor Huyck brought from the Lords Three Bills; viz. The Bill of Tales de Circumstantibus, lately heretofore passed this House, to have

certain Words therein inserted ; an Act against such as shall conspire or practise the Inlargement of any Prisoner, committed for High Treason; and an Act for the Punishment of such, as shall rebelliously take or detain, from the Queen's Majesty, any Castles, Fortresses, &c.

Vagabonds, &c.

1. Three Provisoes for the Bill of Vagabonds, and Relief of the Poor, once read.


3. The Bill touching Presentations to Benefices, by Lapse. - The third Reading. Jud'm.


3. The Bill for Westham - The third Reading, - Jud'm.

Timber, &c,

3. The Bill for Preservation of Timber and Fuel. The third Reading. - Jud'm.

Message to Lords.

The Five last Bills passed are sent this Day to the Lords, by Mr. Treasurer and others ; with further Commission to have Conference with their Lordships, touching some Amendments to be had in the Biil of Vagabonds; and Also touching the Opinion of this House, for the Necessity of the speedy Execution of the Duke; and also to pray their Lordships Answer to the Petition of this House, made Yesterday unto them, as for their liking to proceed with the first Part of the former Choice ; and for their Advices and conjoyning with this House in the Order of the same Proceeding.

E. of Kent.

The Committees in the Bill for the Earl of Kent, to meet in the Temple Church, upon Tuesday next, in the Afternoon.

Leave of Absence.

Willm. Gerrard Esquire returned One of the Citizens for the City of Chester ; Thomas Sekford Esquire returned One of the Burgesses for the Borough of Bridgenorthe; and Laurence Hollingshedd Gent. returned One of the Burgesses for the Borough of Buckingham ; are, for their great and weighty Businesses, licensed by this House to depart.


1. The Bill for planting and setting of Hops. - The first Reading.

Answer from Lords.

Mr. Treasurer, and the Residue, returning from the Lords ; Mr. Treasurer made Report of the Delivery of the said Bills to the Lords; and of the Residue of their said Commission from this House to their Lordships; with Answer from them, that they like well and allow of the Opinion of this House, to proceed in the first Degree of Choice, in the great Cause; and that their Lordships will therein join with this House; and have anointed to have Conference with the Committees of this House, this Afternoon, at the Star-chamber, for the Order and Manner of the same Proceeding; and then also, with the same Committees, to have Conference touching the Bill of Vagabonds :

Execution of Duke of Norfolk.

And that as touching Petition to be made to the Queen's Majesty for the present Execution of the Duke, their Lordships, not mis-liking the Opinion of this House in that Matter, neither discouraging this House in that Enterprise, do refuse to join with this House in that Petition to her Majesty; for the Duke having had his Trial by them of that House, their Consent and Liking in the Matter is thereby sufficiently manifested already.

Committee to attend the Queen.

Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor declared unto this House, from the Lords, that their Lordships do desire, that those Committees, which are appointed to meet with them, this Afternoon, may have Authority, from this House, to make Choice of a Number of themselves to accompany the Lords, unto the Queen's Majesty, for the Reporting and Maintaining of such Persons, as, upon their said Conference, shall be first propounded and yielded amongst them, touching the great Cause.

Execution of Duke of Norfolk.

This Court is adjourned until Wednesday next: And, upon sundry Motions, it is Resolved, That all such of this House, as shall think good to exhibit or prefer any Reasons or Causes, to enforce the Matter of the Duke's Execution, may, in the mean time of the next Session, deliver them, in Writing, to Mr. Speaker, at their Choices and Pleasures; to the end, that then this Court may furthet proceed to the Manner and Order of signifying the same Petition to her Majesty accordingly.