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 Jovis, videlicet, 3 mensis Decembris:
HODIE 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the enabling the Sale of certain Lands of John Molineux, deceased, for the Payment of his Debts, and Provision for his Younger Children.
Sir Henry Neville.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the enabling of Edward Nevile, of Birling, in the County of Kent, and Sir Henry Nevile, Knight, his Son and Heir Apparent, to dispose of certain Copyhold Lands, Parcel of the Manor of Rotherfeild, in the County of Sussex, and of the Manor of Ailesley and Filongley, in the County of Warwick.
The Amendments on the Bill against the Multitude of Alehouses and Tipling Houses, were this Day Twice read, and thereupon the Bill commanded to be ingrossed.
Countess of Bedford.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Assurance of certain Manors and Lands, for Part of a Jointure to Lucie Countess of Bedford.
Frivolous Suits. Expedit.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to avoid trifling and frivolous Suits in Law, in Her Majesty's Courts at Westminster.
Sir Edward Seymour.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Confirmation of Letters Patents, made by King Edward the Sixth, to Sir Edward Seymour, Knight.
Hodie allatæ sunt duæ Billæ a Domo Communi:
An Act against Drunkards and Common Haunters of Alehouses and Taverns, prima vice lecta.
Fines in Chester.
An Act for the levying of Fines, with Proclamation of Lands, within the County of the City of Chester, prima vice lecta.
Somerset Herald Privilege.
Memorandum, That the Lords were this Day informed, by the Earl of Worcester, of an Arrest made on the Person of Robert Treswell, Somersett, One of Her Majesty's Heralds at Arms in Ordinary, at the Suit of one Margerie Fitchett, of London; whereupon it was Ordered by this Court, That the Serjeant at Arms should be sent for the said Margery Fitchett, and for William Smith and William Lane, that made the Arrest, and should bring them before the Lords, into the Higher House, To-morrow, being the 4th of this Instant; and that the said Serjeant should also bring Robert Treswell himself, at the Time and Place prefixed.
This Day a Motion was made by the Lord Keeper, in the Behalf of the Lord Chandois, signifying that his Lordship was constrained to repair into the Country, for the finding of an Office, which did greatly import him in his Estate; and therefore desired their Lordships Allowance of his Absence for some few Days; whereunto they willingly assented.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 4m instantis Decembris, hora nona.
3 die Decembris. Earl Shrewsbury's Privilege.
A Copy of this Order subscribed by the Clerk of the Parliament, was delivered to the Lord Keeper for making out of the Writ.
Memorandum, That whereas it was formerly Ordered, That the Keeper of the Prison of Newgate, having in his Custody William Vaughan, Servant to the Earl of Shrewsbury, upon Execution, should bring the Person of the said William Vaughan on Wednesday, the 2d of this Instant, before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, into the Upper House of the High Court of Parliament; of the which Order the said Keeper, having taken Notice by a Serjeant at Arms, did notwithstanding refuse to bring the said Prisoner into the Court; and, for the said Refusal and Contempt, was the same Day, by Order of the Court, committed to the Prison of The Fleet; and Order likewise was given, That such Precedents as could be found, touching the Proceeding of the Court upon like Case of Arrest in Execution, should be produced at the next Sitting of the said Court; it is therefore (upon the View and Consideration of divers Precedents, and Remembrances produced this Day, and differing for the Manner of Proceeding) Ordered by the said Court, That the Lord Keeper shall forthwith make out a Writ of Privilege of Parliament to the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, to have the Body of the said Prisoner, William Vaughan, with the Cause of his Imprisonment, before the said High Court, at the Upper House, To-morrow, the Fourth of this Instant December, by Eight of the Clock in the Morning.