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 Mercurii, videlicet, 9 mensis Decembris:
Sir Henry Nevilie.
THIS Day, Mr. , being of Counsel with the Lady Fane, was heard in the House, what he could say in her Behalf, against the Bill of Edward Nevile, and Sir Henry Nevile his Son; whereupon, the Lords, finding no Cause why the Proceeding of the said Bill should be longer stayed or forborn, Order was presently given for the Third Reading of the same.
Sir Henry Neville. Expedit.
Hodie 3a 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.
Upon the Third Reading of the said Bill, and before the putting thereof to the Question, whether it should pass or no, the Lady Fane yielded her Consent to the passing of the same, being thereunto persuaded by sundry of the Lords.
Double Payment of Debts.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to avoid the double Payment of Debts.
Letters Paten, &c.
This Day, Report was made by the Lord Treasurer, That the Committees on the Bill concerning Letters Patents and Conveyances, &c. could not proceed to any certain Conference with those that were sent from the Lower House for that Purpose, in respect of some Doubts that were conceived, whether the Proviso offered to be annexed thereunto were necessary or no; and thereupon Mr. Attorney General was required to deliver his Opinion in that Behalf; which being done by him accordingly, to this Effect, that he thought the said Proviso to be needless and unnecessary (and the Judges also concurring with him in that Opinion); nevertheless, upon a Motion made by the Lord Bishop of London, That the Counsel Learned of the Earl of Shrewsbury, and Mr. Holcroft [whom the said Proviso did concern in particular], might be heard in the House (as they desired) touching the same, it was thought meet, and agreeable to the Honour and Equity of that Court, That they should be so heard; to which End, their said Counsel were appointed to give their Attendance To-morrow, the 10th of this Instant, by Nine of the Clock in the Morning; and moreover, for the better Satisfaction of the Lower House for the present, Mr. Serjeant Yelverton, Mr. D. Carew, and Mr. D. Stanhope, were sent unto them, with this Message, to signify their Lordships Desire to have proceeded to Conference with them this Morning, about the said Bill (as was Yesterday appointed); and that the Lords were the more willing to give Furtherance unto the expediting of the said Bill, in regard the same was especially recommended unto their Lordships from the said House; but, forasmuch as they found not themselves sufficiently prepared for this Conference, by reason of some Doubts that were not yet cleared unto them, they desired the said Conference might be respited till Friday Morning next, by Eight of the Clock, at the Outward Chamber, near the Parliament Presence: Unto which Motion the Lower House willingly assented.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque ad diem crastinum, videlicet, 10m diem instantis Decembris, hora nona.