House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 28 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: 28 May 1572', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629, (London, 1802) pp. 98-99. British History Online [accessed 4 March 2024]


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Mercurii, vicesimo octavo Maii, 1572

Queen appoints to be attended.

It is signified unto this House by Mr. Speaker, that the Queen's Majesty's Pleasure is, that all they of this House, being of the Committees in the great Cause, and appointed by them out of themselves, to come to her Highness's Presence, shall all attend at the Court this present Day, at Eight of the Clock in the Forenoon, for the same Purpose accordingly: Which Message was so delivered unto Mr. Speaker now in the House, by One of this House sent unto him from Mr. Treasurer.

Leather, &c.

1. The Bill against the Transporting over the Seas of Leather, Tallow, and Raw Hides. - The first Reading.

Coggeshall. &c.

1. The Bill for Coggeshall and Bockinge. - The first Reading.


1. 2. The Proviso to the Bill of Woorcester, twice read; and ordered to be ingrossed.

Tunbridge School.

The Bill for the Free Grammar-school in Tunbridge, committed unto Sir Thos. Scott, Mr. Fenner, and Mr. Nichas. St. Leger ; who are added to the former Committees ; and are appointed to meet at the Yeldhall Tomorrow at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, with as many of the former Committees as can then be with them.


2. The Three Provisoes to the Bill of Vagabonds - The second Reading; whereof, that for the Minstrels in Wales is rejected ; and the other Two ordered to be in-grossed.


The Bill for Explanation of the Statute of 32 H. VIII. for Recoveries. - The third Reading; and committed to the former Committees; unto whom also are added, Mr. Serjeant Lovelace, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. Popham, and Mr. Townesend; to meet this Atternoon in the Temple Church.

Queen of Scotts.

Mr. Treasurer declared, that he, and certain others of the Committees, chosen by themselves out of themselves, do presently come from her Majesty ; and that her Majesty doth very thankfully accept the Good-will and Zeal of this House, in their Carefulness for her Majesty's Safety and Preservation; and that as her Majesty thinketh the Course chosen by this House, and wherein the Lords have joined with this House, to be the best and surest Way for her Majesty's Preservation and Safety indeed; so yet her Highness, for certain Respects by herself conceived, thinketh good, for this Time, to defer, but not to reject, that Course of Proceeding as yet; and, in the mean time, with all convenient Speed, to go forward in the great Matter against the Scottish Queen with a second Bill; being the other Part of the said Choice, heretofore offered to this House: And, that her Majesty, minding in that Bill by any Implication or Drawing of Words, not to have the Scottish Queen either enabled or disabled to or from any manner of Title to the Crown of this Realm, or any other Title to the same whatsoever, touched at all, willeth, that the Bill be first drawn by her learned Counsel, and by them penned, before the same be treated of or dealt in this House ; and, that in the mean time of Bringing in of the said Bill, this House enter not into any Speeches or Arguments of that Matter: And that her Majesty hath likewise signified the same her like Pleasure unto the Lords of the Higher House, by some of the said Committees of the same House.

Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor declared from the Lords, that their Lordships have appointed Six of themselves, which were with the Queen's Majesty this Forenoon, to be this Afternoon at the Exchequer; and that they have appointed the Judges there to attend them; and pray that a convenient Number of such of this House, as were also with her Highness, might, with some others of this House, meet there with their Lordships for further Conference: And thereupon are for that Purpose appointed, by this Home, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Chancellor of the Duchy, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Morrice Barcley, Sir Thomas Scotte, Sir Hugh Pawlett, Sir John Thynne, Sir Henry Gate, Mr. Doctor Wilson, Master of the requests, Mr. Serjeant

Lovelace, Mr. Attorney of the Court of Wards, Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Moore, Mr. Mounson, Mr. Popham, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. Sands, Mr. Norton, Mr. Atkyns, and Mr. Dalton.

Execution of Duke of Norfolk.

The Resolution of this House upon the Question, is, that Petition be made by this House unto her Majesty for the present Execution of the Duke; and that the same Petition shall be digested and put in Writing against To-morrow Morning ; and be then delivered to Mr. Speaker; to the End he may move her Majesty in the Behalf of this whole House, in such Sort as this House shall further appoint him.