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, 30 videlicet die Maii:
Jernegen's Lands for Payment of his Debts.
HODIE 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Henry Jernegan the younger, for the Sale of the Manors of Dages in Raveningham and Heringflete, alias St. Olavs, in the Counties of Norfolke and Suffolke, for the Payment of his Debts.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Reformation of divers Abuses, in bringing into this Land, printing, buying and selling of seditious, Popish, vain, and lascivious Books.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Catherine Vincent, Elizabeth Vincent, Susan Vincent, Hester Vincent, and Mary Vincent. The said Bill, and the other Two above-mentioned, sent to the Lower House, by Mr. Serjeant Crooke and Mr. Dr. Stanhope.
Commissioners to treat concerning the Union.
The Bill for authorizing of certain Commissioners of the Realm of England to treat with Commissioners of Scotland, for the Weal of both Kingdoms, was sent to the Lower House, by Mr. Justice Gawdie, Mr. Justice Walmisley, Mr. Dr. Carew, and Mr. Dr. Stanhope.
Berwick on Tweed.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Confirmation of the King's Majesty's Charter and Letter Patent 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.
And was referred to Committees: videlicet,
E. of Northumb'land.
E. of Cumbreland.
L. Bp. of Durham.
L. Bp. of Carlioll.
Appointed to meet To-morrow, the last of May, by Eight of the Clock in the Morning, at the Little Chamber, near the Parliament Presence. The Bill delivered to my Lord Treasurer.
Garbling Spices, &c. Refused.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning Garbling of Spices and Drugs.
The Bill, intituled, An Act to restrain all Persons from Marriage, until their former Wives and former Husbands be dead, was returned to the House, by the Earl of Pembroke, the first of the Committees, with certain Amendments; which Amendments were Twice read; and thereupon both the Bill and the said Amendments read the Third Time, sent to the Lower House, by Mr. Attorney General and Mr. Dr. Stanhope, for their Consideration of the said Amendments.
Bishop of Bristol's Book.
A Message also sent by them to the Lower House, That the Lords are willing to meet in Conference, concerning the Book written by the Bishop of Bristoll, on Saturday next, 2d June, in the Afternoon, at the Outward Chamber, near the Parliament Presence; and that the Lords had selected Twenty-four Persons, or thereabouts, of this House, for that Conference. Answer, That Fifty of the Common House should give Meeting.
The Lords Committees for this Conference are these: videlicet,
Another Message sent by Mr. Serjeant Crooke and Mr. Dr. Stanhope, That whereas the Meeting of the Sub-Committees, about Causes Ecclesiastical, was appointed to be as To-morrow, the last of May, by Two in the Afternoon, at the Council Chamber in the Court at Whitchall; now, forasmuch as sundry of the Lords are to attend the King's Majesty at that Time in His Remove to Greenwich, the Lords do therefore desire, That the Lower House would give Meeting for that Purpose upon Friday, by Two in the Afternoon, at the said Place before appointed. The Lower House were risen before the said Messengers came; and therefore the Message was deferred to be delivered until To-morrow Morning.
Wardships and Respite of Homage.
Report made by the Lord Chancellor of that which past in the Conference with the Lower House 26 Maii, concerning the Matters of Wards and Respite of Homage, and a Repetition thereof also by the Lord Cecyll; the Conclusion whereof was, That the Lords did, by way of Advice, move, and wished them to forbear any farther Dealing therein, or to offer any further Petition for it to the King, both for divers Considerations in the Matter itself, and in respect of this Time of His Majesty's First Parliament, which they thought to be inconvenient and unseasonable for it.
Field and Chard.
Memorandum, That Feild and Chard, Stationers, of London, who were appointed as this Day to give their Attendance on the Lords, were enjoined to give their further Attendance To-morrow Morning, the last of May.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, ultimum diem Maii.