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, 9 Junii:
Bills from the House of Commons. Exped.
HODIE allatæ sunt 13 Billæ a Domo Communi, presented by Mr. Secretary Herbert and others: videlicet,
1. An Act against Conjuration, Witchcraft, and dealing with Evil and Wicked Spirits. Returned from the Lower House, with some Amendments, which were presently Thrice read.
2. An Act for Confirmation of certain Letters Patents, made to Sir George Howme, Knight, Lord Treasurer of Scotland. Returned also with an Amendment, which was also presently Thrice read.
3. An Act made for the Explanation of the Statute, made in the Fifth Year of the late Queen Elizabeth's Reign, concerning Labourers. Returned, with Allowance of the Amendments and Proviso added by their Lordships.
4. An Act for Confirmation of the King's Majesty's Charter and Letters Patents, granted to the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses of the Borough of Berwicke upon Twede, and their Successors, and of the Franchises, Liberties, Privileges, Jurisdictions, and Customs of the said Borough. Returned also, with the Allowance of the Amendment added by their Lordships.
5. An Act to restrain all Persons from Marriage, until their former Wives and former Husbands be dead. Returned also, with Allowance of the Amendments added by the Lords.
6. An Act for the better Execution of the Intent and Meaning of former Statutes, made against Shooting in Guns, and for the Preservation of the Game of Pheasants and Partridges, and against the destroying of Hares with Hare-pipes, and tracing Hares in the Snow.
7. An Act for the better Execution of former Laws, touching the making of Hats and Felts, and for the more Restraint of unskilful and deceivable Workmanship therein used, to the Wrong of all Sorts of the People of this Realm.
8. An Act for the Sale of certain Lands of Sir Thomas Rowse, Knight, for the Payment of his Debts.
9. An Act to restrain the inordinate Haunting and Tippling in Inns, Alehouses, and other Victualing Houses.
10. An Act for Recovery of Small Debts, and relieving of Poor Debtors, in London.
11. An Act for the establishing of certain Lands, called Assart Lands, in the Owners and Possessors thereof.
12. An Act for Free Liberty of Trade into all Countries.
13. An Act for the providing of a Learned and Godly Ministry.
The Two last Bills were especially recommended from the Lower House to the Lords.
Lord Montegle's Privilege.
Whereas, by virtue of a Writ of Habeas corpus, made out upon Order of the Upper House of the High Court of Parliament, there hath been this Day brought before the Lords, in the said House, the Person of Marmaduke Redmaine, Esquire, an ordinary Servant of the Lord Montegle (lately arrested and committed to the Prison of The Poultry in the Compter); which was complained of, as supposed to be done contrary to the Privilege of the said House; and whereas the said Marmaduke Redmaine (being by Order of the House to remain Prisoner until a further Time of hearing the Cause) hath made humble Suit unto the House, that he may be committed to some other Prison than the aforesaid Prison of The Compter in the Poultry, in respect of some Infection of the Plague supposed to be there; it is Ordered, That the said Marmaduke Redmaine shall be returned Prisoner into the Custody of the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex; but that they shall keep him either in the Prison of The Compter in Woodstreet, or in the Sheriff's own House, or in any other Place at their Discretion, so as he remain Prisoner; and that they shall bring him before the Lords, in the Upper House again, on Tuesday the 12th of this Instant June, by Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon; for the bringing of him accordingly, it was Ordered by the Court as followeth:
Whereas one Marmaduke Redmaine, Esquire, an ordinary Servant of the Lord Montegle, lately arrested, and remaining Prisoner upon Execution, and other Process, under the Custody of the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, was this Day brought before the Lords, in the Upper House, by virtue of a former Order and Writ in that Behalf, but was left and returned again Prisoner in the Custody of the said Sheriffs, with Direction for his Appearance and Attendance again in the said Upper House on Tuesday the 12th of this Instant, by Nine of the Clock in the Morning; it is this Day Ordered by the said Court, That a Writ of Habeas corpus shall be awarded again, for the bringing of the Person of the said Marmaduke Redmaine, by the said Sheriffs, before the Lords, in the Upper House, at the Time and Place before-mentioned.
It was also Ordered by the Court, That Currer, an Attorney of the Court of Common Pleas (by whose Solicitation and Procurement Marmaduke Redmaine, Esquire, an ordinary Servant of the Lord Montegle, hath been lately arrested) and Roger Tailer, a Serjeant at Mace of the City of London, that did arrest the said Redmaine, shall be sent for by the Serjeant at Arms attending this Court, and by him shall be brought before the Lords in the said Upper House, upon Tuesday next, the 12th of this Instant June, by Nine of the Clock in the Morning, to answer their several Offences committed concerning the Arrest of the aforesaid Marmaduke Redmaine, contrary to the Honour and Privilege of this High Court.
His Majesty's Privilege.
This Day, Sir Edward Hales, of Woodchurch, in the County of Kent, Knight, made his Appearance before the Lords, in the Upper House (according to the Order of the said House in that Behalf of the 4th of this Instant), for the answering of the Complaint made against him, touching the Arrest of Nicholas Reading, a Yeoman of the Chamber, at his Suit; wherein having satisfied the Lords, that he had not wittingly done any Thing therein contrary to the Honour and Privilege of this Court, it was moved in the House, in the Presence of the said Sir Edward Hales, who did assent thereunto accordingly, That the Ordering and Ending of the said Cause, for the Debt due to him by the aforesaid Nicholas Readinge, might be referred to the Lord Bergevenny, Lord Sydney, and Lord Wotton, or any Two of them, who were willing, upon their Lordships Motion, to take some Pains therein.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 11m Junii, hora nona.