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, 7 die Maii:
THE Bill for Naturalizing Elizabeth Veere and Mary Veere, Daughters of Sir Horace Veere, Knight, was this Day sent to the Lower House, by Sir George Coppin and Doctor Amy.
Absent Lords excused.
The Absence of the Earl of Cumberland, the and the Lord Evre, excused by the Lord Chancellor, for Want of Health.
The Lord Riche excused by the Lord St. John, for the like Cause.
Order confirmed for the absent Lords to pay to the Poor Man's Box.
The Lord Chancellor remembered, and commended to the Lords, an Order made in this House, on Wednesday, the 26th of March, in the Session of Parliament holden Anno 3° of the King's Majesty's Reign, tending to draw the Lords to better Attendance in this House than formerly they had observed; which being, upon his Lordship's Motion, openly read, was as followeth: videlicet,
"Whereas (the Order of the House being now in Use, That the Lords that come into the House after Prayers do contribute to the Poor Man's Box, according to the Rate of Two Shillings an Earl, and Twelve Pence every other Lord, for each Time) the like Order might be taken with those Lords that come not at all, having neither Proxy, nor sending their just Excuse for their Absence who ought much rather to pay for their Absence, than the others for their late Coming, and yet have not been charged with any Payment at all; it is Agreed, That the Lords that so absent themselves, upon any Parliament Day, without just Cause as aforesaid, shall, for every such Default, pay double as much as those that come after Prayers, according to their several Degrees and Places in the House; and that the Clerk of the Crown shall daily inform himself of the Names of the said Lords, that shall in that Sort be absent, to the End he may receive of them as of the rest." And now this Order was, by general Consent and Agreement of all the Lords present, ratified and confirmed, to continue in Force, and be hereafter kept and put in Execution accordingly.
Assuring Somerscal's Portion.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Assurance of Eight Hundred and Fourscore Pounds, being the Portion and Marriage Money of Judith Somerscalls, Wife of Daniell Somerscalls, and Daughter of Adam Sutcliffe, Gentleman, deceased, out of such Lands as were heretofore sold and assured for Payment of the same.
And was referred to Committees: videlicet,
L. Archbp. of Yorke.
E. of Shrewesbewry.
E. of Rutlande.
E. of Hertford.
L. Bp. of Lincolne.
L. Willughby of Eresby.
L. Willughby of Parham.
Appointed to meet on Monday Morning, the 9th of May, at Eight of the Clock, in the Little Chamber, near the Parliament Presence.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 9m diem Maii, hora nona.