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, 24 Maii:
HODIE 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Dame Marye Aston, Wife to Sir Roger Aston, Knight, and their Children.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Continuance and Explanation of a Statute, made in the 39th Year of the Reign of the late Queen Elizabeth, intituled, An Act for Punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds, and sturdy Beggars.
And was referred to Committees: videlicet,
E. of Worcester.
E. of Hertford.
L. Bp. of Durham.
L. Bp. of Lincolne.
L. St. John.
Appointed to meet upon Saturday next, the 26th of this Instant, by Seven in the Morning, at the Outward Chamber, near the Parliament Presence.
Delivered to the Earl of Worcester.
Stewards of Court-Leets, etc.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to prevent the Over-charge of the People by Stewards of Court-Leets, and Court-Barons.
And was referred to Committees: videlicet.
E. of Worcester.
E. of Pembroke.
L. Bp. of Durham.
L. Bp. of Winchester.
L. St. John.
Appointed to meet upon Saturday next, in the Morning, ut supra. The Bill delivered to the Lord Treasurer.
The Amendments on the Bill concerning Printing, etc. were this Day Twice read; and thereupon the Bill referred again to the former Committees, with Addition of the Lord Bishops of Durham and Hereford. To meet upon Saturday next, 26th May, Seven in the Morning, at the Little Chamber.
Sir James Hay's Naturalization.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir James Haye, Knight.
Sir John Drummond's ditto.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir John Drummond, Knight.
Jernegen's Lands for Payment of his Debts.
The Bill for Sale of certain Lands of Mr. Jernegen, was returned to the House, by the Lord Chamberlain, the first of the Committees, with certain Amendments, and a Proviso offered to be added.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Redress of certain Abuses and Deceits used in Painting.
Bills from the House of Commons.
Hodie allatæ sunt 10 Billæ a Domo Communi, presented by Mr. Secretary Herbert and others:
These 5 were sent from the Higher House to the Lower, and are now returned, Expedited.
1. An Act against the Dominution of the Possessions of Archbishopricks and Bishopricks, and for avoiding of Dilapidations of the same.
2. An Act for the Naturalizing of Lodovicke Duke of Lenox, Esine Lord of Obigney, his Brother, and their Children.
3. An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir George Howme, Knight, Lord Treasurer of Scotland, his Wife and Children.
4. An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir John Ramzey, Knight.
5. An Act for Restitution in Blood of William Howard, youngest Son of Thomas late Duke of Norfolke, and of the Children of the Lady Margaret Sackvile, Daughter of the said Duke.
6. An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir Thomas Areskin, Knight, and Alexander Areskin, his Son, and all other the Children of the said Sir Thomas, born in the Kingdom of Scotland, or wheresoever within the King's Majesty's Dominions.
7. An Act for Confirmation of the King's Majesty's Charter and Letters Patents, granted to the Mayor, Bayliffs, and Burgesses, of the Borough of Berwick upon Twede, and their Successors, and of the Franchises, Liberties, Privileges, Jurisdictions, and Customs of the said Borough.
8. An Act concerning Tanners of Leather.
9. An Act for the Jointure of the Wife of Martin Colthrop, Gentleman.
10. An Act concerning Wherrymen and Watermen.
The Union and Ecclesiastical Affairs.
When Mr. Secretary Herbert had presented the said Ten Bills, he delivered this Message from the Lower House, That, upon Report made to that House of so much as had past in the last Conference about the Project of the Bill for the Union (as they called it), they, being not satisfied in some Points concerning the same, did desire further Conference, by the general Committees of both Houses, for that Matter; and they likewise desired further Conference about Matters Ecclesiastical, or of Religion. Hereunto the Lords sent Answer, by Dr. Swale and Dr. Hone, That, for the first, their Lordships would be ready to give them Meeting this present Day, by Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, at the Outward Chamber, near the Parliament Presence; and for the latter, upon Thursday next, the last of this Instant, in the Afternoon, at the Council Chamber in Court, before which Time (by reason of other necessary Businesses) their Lordships could not meet about that Particular. And furthermore their Lordships signified unto them, by the said Messengers, That whereas a Meeting was appointed to be as To-morrow, for Conference about the Matter of Wards, and Respite of Homage; at the which Conference certain of the Lords Committees could not then be present, in regard they were commanded to attend the King's Majesty at that Time, for some other Occasion; their Lordships desired, that the said Meeting might be deferred till Saturday, the 26th of this Instant, in the Afternoon, at the said Outward Chamber. Answer returned from the Lower House, by Sir Edward Hobbie and others, That they would repair and give Meeting unto their Lordships about the several Matters, and at the several Times and Places, beforementioned and prefixed.
Lord Evre's Leave to be absent.
Signified to the House by the Lord Treasurer, That the King's Majesty had given Leave to the Lord Evre to be absent from the Parliament for some few Days.
Lord Willoughby's ditto.
Signified also by the Lord Chamberlain, That the King's Majesty hath granted Leave to the Lord Willughbie of Parham to be absent from henceforth, during this whole Session of Parliament; and to the Lord Mordant for some Time, but to make his Return again.
Exportation of Ordnance.
Upon a Motion of the Lord Treasurer, a Meeting of the Committees upon the Bill against Transportation of Ordnance was appointed to be upon Wednesday, 30th May, by Seven in the Morning, at the Little Chamber, etc.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 26m die Maii hora octava.