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, 19 die Maii:
HODIE 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Elizabeth Murraye, Wife of John Murraye, Esquire, one of His Majesty's Bed-chamber.
Mrs. Murray qualifies for it.
Memorandum, That this Day, before the Reading of the Bill abovementioned, and before the Sitting of the Lords in the Parliament Presence, the Lord Chancellor, being in the Inner Chamber, by his Lordship accustomably used as a Private or Retiring Room, desired the Presence and Assistance of the Lord Archbishop of Canterb. and the Earl of Suffolke, Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's most Honourable Houshold, who being accordingly come, and with his Lordship in the said Inner Chamber, or Retiring Room, the Lord Chancellor, in the Presence of the said Two Lords and divers other Persons, did give and minister unto Mrs. Elizabeth Murraye, in the foresaid Bill named, the Oath of Supremacy, and the Oath of Allegiance, both which Oaths she kneeling did voluntarily and willingly take. Also, at the same Time, and in the same Place, was produced and shewed one Certificate, under the Hand of William Beckett, Confessor to His Majesty's Houshold, dated the 13th of May, 1614, in hæc verba: videlicet,
"These are to certify, That Mrs. Murreye, of Her Majesty's Bed-chamber, received the Holy Communion, in His Majesty's Chapel at Whitehall, on Monday in Easter-Week last. In Witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my Name, this 13th of May, 1614.
"Will. Beckett, Regis Hospitii
Whereby it appeared, That the said Mrs. Murraye had received the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, within One Month before the Bill last mentioned was exhibited.
Lord Wentworth's Absence excused.
The Lord Wentwoorth excused for Absence by the Lord Chancellor, by reason of Sickness.
Preservation of Timber.
It is Ordered, That the Lords Committees for the Bill of Woods shall meet in the Painted Chamber, for further Consideration of the same Bill, on Saturday next, the 21st of this Instant May, by Eight of the Clock in the Morning.
Archbishop of Canterbury's Privilege.
This Day James Bynd, Servant to the Lord Archbishop of Canterb. who on Monday last complained against William Sutton, for procuring him to be arrested, contrary to the Honour and Privilege of this House, came personally before the Lords, in this High Court, to justify his said Complaint, as well against the said Sutton as against Thomas Turpyn, Serjeant at Mace, and Molyn, Yeoman, who made the same Arrest; at which Time the said Sutton, Turpyn, and Molyn were, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, brought to the Bar, to answer their Offence and Contempt aforesaid. And forasmuch as the said Sutton, Turpyn, and Molyn, nor any of them, could not alledge any sufficient Matter for his or their Excuse in the Premises, the Court therefore Ordered, That the said James Bynd shall be forthwith discharged and delivered of the said Arrest, according to the Privilege of Parliament in like Case; and the said William Sutton, Thomas Turpyn, and Molyn, for their Contempt aforesaid, to be committed to the Prison of The Fleet.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 21m diem Maii, hora 9a.