House of Lords Journal Volume 2: 17 December 1597

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 2, 1578-1614. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 17 die Decembris,

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:

p. Archiepus. Cantuar.
Archiepus. Eborum.
p. Epus. London.
Epus. Dunelme.
p. Epus. Winton.
Epus. Assaphen.
Epus. Carlioll.
p. Epus. Roffen.
p. Epus. Coven. et Lichfield.
Epus. Glocest.
p. Epus. Peterburgen.
p. Epus. Hereforde.
p. Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Bathon. et Wellen.
Epus. Meneven.
p. Epus. Norwicen.
Epus. Lincolne.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Cicestren.
p. Thomas Egerton, Miles, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
p. Ds. Burghley, Ds. Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Marchio Winton.
Comes Oxon. Mag. Camerarius Angliæ.
Comes Sussex, Mag. Marescallus.
p. Comes Nottingham, Mag. Senescallus.
Comes Northumbr.
p. Comes Sallopp.
Comes Derbie.
Comes Kancie.
p. Comes Wigorn.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Cumberland.
p. Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bathon.
p. Comes Southampton.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Hartforde.
Comes Essex.
Comes Lincolne.
p. Vicecomes Bindon.
p. Ds. Hunsdon, Camerarius.
Ds. Audley.
p. Ds. Zouche.
Ds. Willoughbie Eresbie.
p. Ds. Lawarr.
Ds. Berkley.
Ds. Morley.
p. Ds. Cobham.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Grey de Wilton.
Ds. Scroope.
p. Ds. Dudley.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Mountioye.
p. Ds. Darcie de Menell.
p. Ds. Sandes.
p. Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Mordaunt.
p. Ds. Crumwell.
p. Ds. Evre.
p. Ds. Wharton.
p. Ds. Riche.
p. Ds. Willoughby Parham.
p. Ds. Sheffield.
p. Ds. Darcie de Chiche.
p. Ds. Northe.
p. Ds. Chandois.
p. Ds. St. John de Bletsoe.
p. Ds. Buckhurst.
p. Ds. Compton.
Ds. Norreys.
Ds. Howard de Walden.


HODIE 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the lawful making of Bayze, within the Counties of Essex and Suffolke.

Exporting Corn.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for some better Staying of Corn within this Land, to give Liberty for English Subjects sometime to buy Wheat, Rye, and Barley, and to sell the same again, in the same kind, for the better Relief of the Common Wealth.

Stolen Horses.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to preserve the Property of stolen Horses in the true Owners, and to reform the Abuses of Vouchers in Sale of Horses, in Fairs and Markets.

Petty Larceny.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Repressing of Offences that are of the Nature of Stealth, and are not Felonies by the Laws of the Realm.

Exportation of Sheep Skins, &c.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Explanation of a Branch of the Statute of the First Year of her Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act against the carrying of Sheep Skins and Pelts over the Sea, not being Staple Ware.

Lincoln and Nottingham.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Confirmation of Statutes Merchants, acknowledged in the City of Lincolne, and the Town Corporate of Nottingham.

Northern Cloth.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act against the deceitful Stretching and Taintering of Northern Cloth.

Draining of Fens.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Recovering of 300000 Acres, more or less, of Wastes, Marsh, and Watery Grounds, in the Isle of Elie, and in the Counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Northampton, Lincolne, Norfolke, and Suffolke.

Mr. Hatch.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Arthur Hatch, Her Majesty's Ward, for the enjoying of the Rectory and Parsonage of South Molton, in the County of Devon, for certain Years, reserving the usual Rent.

And was referred to the Committees formerly appointed, with Addition only of the

E. of Worcester.
L. Bp. of London.

Appointed to meet at the Little Council Chamber, at the Court at Whitehall, To-morrow, being the 18th of December, in the Afternoon, by Two of the Clock.

Hodie allatæ sunt duæ Billæ a Domo Communi,

Presented by Mr. Secretary and others:


1a, An Act for the Increase of People, for the Service and Defence of the Realm.


2a, An Act for the Maintenance of Husbandry and Tillage.

Mr. Molineux.

The Bill, intituled, An Act for the enabling of Edmund Mullineux, Esquire, for the Payment of his Debts and Legacies, was returned to the House, by the Earl of Shrewsburye, the first of the Committees; who made Report, That the said Committees had heard the Counsel Learned, as well on the Part of Mr. Mullineux, as against him; and, finding some Matter of Difficulty in the Bill, the said Counsel desired to be heard openly in the House.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 19m (fn. 1) diem Decembris, hora nona.


  • 1. Origin. 18.