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, 23 die Junii:
Measuring of Oats.
HODIE 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the true Measuring of Oats, which shall be bought and sold within the Realm of England and Wales.
Fishing, Fishermen, etc. in Somerset, etc.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better Preservation of the Fishing, in the Counties of Somersett, Devon, and Cornewall, and for the Relief of Balkers, Conders, and Fishermen, against malicious Suits.
Melcomb and Radipoll Churches. Exped.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the erecting and building of a Church in Melcomb Regis, to be the Parish Church of Radipoll, and for making the old Church of Radipoll a Chapel belonging to the same.
The Bill, intituled, An Act for the Relief of Thomas Lovell, Esquire, having been considered of by the Committees, was found by them to be so full of Imperfections, as the same could not well be amended; and therefore they had caused a new Bill to be drawn instead thereof, which was presented to the House by the Lord Chamberlain, the first of the Committees.
Jesuits, Recusants, etc.
Also the Bill, intituled, An Act for the due Execution of the Statutes against Jesuits, Seminary Priests, Recusants, etc. being a second Bill drawn by the Committees, was also found to be so imperfect as the said Committees thought fit to frame a Third Bill of that Title instead thereof; which was presented to the House by the Lord Chancellor, the first of the Committees; and thereupon the same presently prima et secunda vice lecta; appointed to be ingrossed.
Tonnage and Poundage.
Likewise the Bill, intituled, An Act for a Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage, was returned to the House by the Lord Treasurer, the first of the Committees, who made Report, That the said Committees, having advised with the Judges of the Realm about the Points of the Bill whereunto Exception was taken, were Resolved, That, notwithstanding the said Exceptions, the Bill might pass as it was, without Inconvenience, or Prejudice to His Majesty.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Confirmation of Letters Patents.
And was referred to Committees: videlicet,
E. of Shrewsburie.
E. of Northampton.
L. Bp. of London.
L. Bp. of Durham.
L. Bp. of Winchester.
Appointed to meet upon Monday next, the 25th of this Instant, by Seven in the Morning, at the Outward Chamber.
Orders for the Exchequer.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Continuance and due Observation of certain Orders for the Exchequer, first set down and established by virtue of a Privy Seal from the late Queen Elizabeth. Delivered to the Lord Treasurer.
Bills from the H. C.
Hodie allatæ sunt 14 Billæ a Domo Communi, presented by Mr. Secretary Herbert and others:
1. An Act for Apparel, restraining the excessive Wearing of Cloth of Gold, Cloth of Silver, and Gold and Silver Lace, and Embroideries. This Bill was sent from the Higher House.
2. An Act for the Continuance and Explanation of the Statute, made in the Thirty-ninth Year of the Reign of the late Queen Elizabeth, intituled, An Act for Punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds, and sturdy Beggars. Returned, with Allowance of the Amendments and Proviso added by their Lordships.
3. An Act for the Jointure of the Wife of Martin Calthorp, Gentleman. Returned also, with Allowance of the Proviso added by the Lords.
4. An Act to take away the Benefit of Clergy from some kind of Man-slaughter.
5. An Act against the deceitful and false making of Mildernex and Poul-davies, whereof Sail-cloths for the Navy and other Shipping are made.
6. An Act prohibiting the Resiance of Married Men, with their Wives and Families, in Colleges, Cathedral Churches, Collegiate Houses, and Halls, of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
7. An Act for the avoiding of Multiplicity of Leases made by Archbishops and Bishops of such Lands and Possessions as are belonging to their Archbishopricks and Bishopricks.
8. An Act against scandalous and unworthy Ministers.
9. An Act for the Naturalizing of John Earl of Mar, his Wife and Children.
10. An Act for Repair of Dover Haven.
11. An Act for the Naturalizing of William Browne, Anne Browne, and Barbara Browne, Children of Sir William Browne, Knight, Lieutenant Governor of his Majesty's Cautionary Town of Flushing.
12. An Act of Restitution in Blood of Thomas Littleton, eldest Son of John Littleton, late of Frankley, in the County of Wigorn, Esquire, deceased, John Littleton, second Son of the said John Littleton, deceased, and Edward Littleton, third Son of, etc. Bridget Littleton, eldest Daughter of, etc. Anne Littleton, second Daughter of, etc. and Jane Littleton, third Daughter of the said John Littleton, deceased. Returned with a Proviso.
13. An Act for the assigning of certain Sums of Money, for the defraying of the Charges of the King's most Honourable Household. This is a new Bill, instead of that sent from the Higher House.
14. An Act for continuing and reviving of divers Statutes, and for repealing of some others.
Tonnage and Poundage. Exped.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for a Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage.
Ld. Montegle's Privilege.
Whereas Marmaduke Redmaine, 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, hath been heretofore brought before the Lords, in the Upper House, sundry Times, by virtue of former Orders and Writs in that Behalf; but was again returned Prisoner in the Custody of the said Sheriffs, with Directions that he should so remain until one Currer, an Attorney that prosecuted the Arrest against him (who was then absent), might be also heard before the Lords in the House; forasmuch as it is this Day informed unto the said House, that the said Currer is now come to the Term, whereupon the Lords do intend to proceed to the Hearing of the said Redmaine and himself, upon Monday next, the 25th of this Instant June, by Nine of the Clock in the Morning, concerning the said Matter of Arrest; it is therefore Ordered by this 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; and that the Serjeant at Arms attending the House shall then also bring the said Currer before the Lords, to be heard as aforesaid.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 25m Junii, hora nona.