Journal of the House of Lords
March 1563

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Sir Simonds d'Ewes

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1682

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69-72

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'Journal of the House of Lords: March 1563', The Journals of all the Parliaments during the reign of Queen Elizabeth (1682), pp. 69-72. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43666 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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March 1563

On Monday the first day of March, two Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill for the Restitution in Blood of the Sons and Daughters of the late Lord Hussey, was read Prima vice.

A Proviso to be annex'd to the Bill for the Assurance of the Queens Majesties Royal Power over all Estates and Subjects, within her Dominions, was read primâ & secunda vice, & commissa ad ingrossand.

On Tuesday the 2d day of March, Ten Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the first, being the Bill for the Confirmation of a Subsidy, granted by the Province of Canterbury, and the second against such as sell Wares for Apparel without ready money, to persons under two hundred pound Lands or Fees, were each of them read prima vice.

The Bill also for Restitution in Blood of the Children of Thomas Cranmer late Archbishop of Canterbury, was read Secunda & tertia vice & conclus.; and was (with the Bill for the Children of the Lord Hussey, which had likewife this day passed the House upon the third reading) sent to the House of Commons by Sir Richard Read and Serjeant Carus.

On Wednesday the 3d day of March, Three Bills had each of them one reading, of which the last, being the Bill for the Assurance of the Queens Majesties Royal Power, over all States and Subjects, within her Dominions, was read tertia vice, with certain Provisions thereunto annexed by the Lords, which were thrice severally read, & conclus.

A Proviso annexed by the House of Commons to the Bill against forging of false Deeds, was read prima, secunda & tertia vice, & commissa Domino Rich, Domino Willoughby, Primario Justiciario Banci Regii, & Justiciario Browne; Quod Nota, Because no Bill or Proviso is usually committed after the third reading.

On Thursday the 4th day of March, The Bill for the Restitution in Blood of Sir Ralph Chamberlain Knight, and John Haleston Esq; The Bill against such as sell Wares for Apparel without ready money, to persons under two hundred pound Lands or Fees; The Bill for the punishments of Vagabonds, calling themselves Egyptiand, And the Bill for uniting of Churches within the City of Winchester, were each of them read secunda vice: but no mention is made, that they were either Ordered to be ingrossed, or referred to Committees, because they had been formerly sent from the Lords.

The Bill also for Restitution in Blood of William West, and the Bill for the Town of Southampton, were each of them read the first time, and thereupon committed to Justice Southcote, Serjeant Carus and the Queens Attorney.

Nota, That these two Bills last mentioned were not only committed after the first reading (which is not usual till the second) but also committed to meet Assistants, which are not Members of the House, and therefore in both respects the President is more rare and remarkable; vide confsimile, on Tuesday the 26th day of Jan. foregoing.

On Saturday the 6th day of March, The Bill for the Subsidy of the Clergy, And the Bill for the Restitution in Blood of Edward Turner, were each of them read tertiâ vice, & conclus. & commis. Servienti Carus, & Ricardo Read in Domum Communem deferend.

Three Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons; of which the first was the Bill for avoiding of divers Foreign Wares, made by Handy-crafts-men beyond the Seas; and the second touching Badgers of Corn and Drovers of Cattle to be Licensed.

Three Bills lastly of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for the further punishment of Vagabonds, calling themselves Egyptians, was read tertia vice, & conclusa, dissentiente Comite Arundel.

On Monday the 8th day of March, Six Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the third, being the Bill against such as shall sell any Wares for Apparel without ready money, & c. The Bill declaring the Authority of the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, and the Lord Chancellor to be all one, And the Bill touching the true fulling and thicking of Caps, were each of them read the third time, and concluded: Et unà cum.aliâ Billa, for the making Denizens of certain Children born beyond the Seas, commissæ sunt Attorn. Dom. Reginæ, & Doctori Huick in Dom Communem deferend.

Three Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons, of which the first, being the Bill against such as shall sell any Wares for Apparel without ready money, to persons under three thousand pound Lands or Fees, was returned conclus. And the last was the Bill that the Hospital Church of St. Katherine, near the Tower of London, shall be a Parish Church, and for the erecting of a School.

Two Bills lastly of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill against Inchantments, Sorceries and Witchcraft, was read the first time.

On Tuesday the 9th day of March, Nine Bills had each of them one reading, of which the first being the Bill for the Restitution in Blood of Sir Peter Carew Knight, And the second against Inchantments, Sorceries, Witchcrafts, &c. were each of them read the second tiem, but no mention is made that they were either Ordered to be engrossed, or referr'd to Committees, because they had been formerly sent to the Lords from the House of Commons.

The sixth being the Bill for the uniting and annexing of Churches, was read Primâ vice, & commissa Justiciario Southcot, at in duos libros redigatur.

On Wednesday the 10th day of March, the Bill for the Restitution in Blood of William West, And the Bill for Restitution in Blood of Sir William carew Knight, were each of them read tertiâ vice, & conclus.

Eight other Bills had each of them one reading, of which the three last, the one for Badgers of Corn, and Drovers of Cattle to be Licensed, Another touching the Lord Viscount Bindon, And the third for the relief of the Poor; were each of them read secunda vice.

On Thursday the 11th day of March, the Bill for avoiding of divers Foreign Wares, made by Handy-crafts-men beyond the Seas; The Bill against fond and phantastical Prophecies; And the Bill for the punishment of the vice of Buggery, were each of them read tertia vice, & conclusæ, & commissæ sunt Attornato Dominæ Reginæ, & Doctori Yale in Domum communem deferend.

Six other Bills also of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill against Forgers of False Deeds and Writings; and the third being the Bill for Badgers of Corn and Drovers of Cattle, to be Licensed, were each of them read tertia vice, & conclus.

Four Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons, of which the first, being the Bill for the Confirmation of the Subsidy granted by the Clergy, and the second, declaring the Authority of the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, and the Lord Chancellor, to be one, were each of them returned conclus.

On Saturday the 13th day of March, the Bill touching the Town of Southampton, was read secunda vice, & commissa ad ingrossand.

The Bill touching the Boyers of Westminster, was read prima & Secunda vice, & commissa ad ingrossandum. The Bill also for Confirmation of divers Liberties, granted by Letters Patents to the City of Exeter, was read tertiâ vice; And a Proviso added thereunto by the Lords, being read prima, secunda & tertia vice; the Bill was concluded, commun omnium procerum assensu.

On Monday the 15th day of March, Seven Bills had each of them one reading, of which the second being the Bill that the Hospital of St. Katherines near the Tower of London, shall be a Parish church, and for the erecting of a School, was read Primâ vice, and committed to the Bishop of London: Quod nota; For Bills are not usually committed until the second reading, vide tamen consimile on Tuesday the 26th day of January foregoing.

The fourth also being the Bill for the Enrolment of Bargains and Sales, in the Queens Majesties Courts of Record, in Lancaster, Chester and Durham, was read tertiâ vice, & commissa Servienti Carus, & Attornato Dominæ Reginæ, unà cum Bill. Civitat. Exon. in Domum Communem deserend.

Five Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons, of which the first, being the Bill for the Restitution in Blood of Sir Ralph Chamberlaine Knight, and John Harleston Esq;, And the Bill for Restitution in Blood of Anne Thomas, Daughter and Heir of William Thomas Esq; were each of them returned conclus.

On Tuesday 16. day of March, the Bill for the relief of the Poor; The Bill for uniting of Churches in Cities and Towns Corporate; The Bill for the Boyers of London, Westminster, and Southwark; And the Bill for the Confirmation of a Grant made by Letters Patents to the Town of Southampton, touching the bringing of Malmesies, and Sweet Wines by Merchant Strangers, were each of them read tertiâ vice & conclusæ.

The Bill for the Assurance of the Queens Majesties Power over all States and Subject within her Dominions, which had been before here passed, and concluded in the Upper House, and sent down by them to the House of Commons, and from the Commons sent back again to the Lords, with certain Provisoes and Amendments added thereunto; The said Bill needed no new reading; but the said Provisoes and Amendments, which had been added, since it had passed the Upper House, were now read primâ, secundâ & tertiâ vice, all at once and so passed.

The Bills for Southampton, and the Boyers of Westminster, were sent down to the House of Commons, by Mr Sollicitor, and Dr Yale; and from thence were returned two other Bills which had passed the Upper House; the one for sundry politick Constitutions for the encrease of the Navy, and the other for the Restitution in Blood of William West.

On Wednesday the 17th day of March, the Bill for Assignment for the Queens Houshold, was read tertiâ vice; and with the Bill for uniting of Churches in Towns Corporate, and for relief of the Poor, was sent from the Lords to the House of Commons.

The Bill for allowance to be made to the Sheriffs, being called for, the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal declared to the Lords, that the Queen would her self take Order therein, which her pleasure and determination she willed him to signifie unto them on her behalf.

On Thursday the 18. day of March, Six Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the fourth, being the Bill against Filing, Washing, and Clipping of Coins, was read the second time, and committed to be ingrossed.

The Bill concerning Viscount Bindon, and the Bill for Tillage, were Ordered this day to be ingrossed.

On Saturday the 20. day of March, the Bill touching peculiar Jurisdictions, was upon the second reading committed to the Earl of Shrewsbury, the Earl of Huntington, the Earl of Bedford, the Bishop of London, the Bishop of Bangor, the Bishop of Lincoln, the Lord Wentworth, the Lord Rich, the Lord Willoughby, and the two Chief Justices.

Nota, That here the Judges, who are but Assistants unto the Upper House, are made joint Committees with the Lords; vide a like President on Tuesday the 26. of January foregoing.

Four other Bills had each of them their third reading, and passed, and were sent to the House of Commons by Mr Serjeant Carus, and the Queens Sollicitor; of which one was for the preservation of the Woods in Suffex, and anothere for the punishment of Clipping, filing, rounding or washing of the Coin of this Real, or any other Coin currant within this Realm.

Seven Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons; of which the first was against fond and phantastick Prophecies; The second against Conjurations, Enchantments and Witchcrasts; And the third for the punishment of the vice of Buggery.

On Monday the 22. day of March, Five Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for the punishment of such persons as shall procure and commit wilful Perjury; and the Bill touching Fines and Recoveries, with Voucher, where the Original Writ is imbezilled, or lacking, were each of them read the first time, and committed to the Queens Learned Counsel.

On Tuesday the 23. day of March, Three Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the first, being the Bill for the punishment of unlawful taking of Fish, Deer, and Hawks, was read the second time.

On Wednesday the 24. day of March, the Bill for the maintenance of the Navy, with certain Provisoes added thereunto by the Lords, was read tertiâ vice, & conclusa, and committed to Serjeant Carus, and the Queens Attorney, to be carried to the House of Commons.

The Bill also against unlawful Contracts and Bargains upon Usury, was read tertiâ vice, and rejected.

On Thursday the 25. day of March, Four Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first, being the Bill for punishment of such persons as shall commit wilful Perjury, was read the second time.

A Proviso to be annex'd to the Bill for Stealing of Hawks, Deer, or Conies, was read prima, & secunda vice, & commissa ad ingrossandum.

On Friday the 26. day of March, the Bill for reviving of a Statute made An. 23 H.8. touching the making of Goals, was read secunda vice, & commissa ad ingrossand.

On Saturday the 27. day of March, Six Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the second, being the Bill for the punishment of unlawful taking of Fish, Deer or Hawks, was read tertiâ vice, & communi omnium Procerum assensu conclus.

On Monday the 29. day of March, Four Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first, being the Bill for the punishment of such persons as shall procure or commit any wilful Perjury; And the second for the due Execution of the Writ, de Excommunicato capiendo; were each of them read the third time, & communi omnium Procerum assensu conclus. and committed to the Queens Attorney and Sollicitor, to be carried to the House of Commons.

The Bill for Plumsted-Marsh was committed to the Lord Chief Justice; Quod nota.

On Tuesday the 30. of March, Eight Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons; whereof fix having been formerly ent down from the Lords, were now returned expedited.

The seventh and eighth, being for the translating of the Bible, and other Divine Service, into the Welch Tongue; and that Chancellors, Commissaries, and Officials in Ecclesiastical Courts, shall be Graduates of one University, were each of them prima vice.

Two Bills were brought from the House of Commons; of which the second, being the Bill touching an Annuity granted to the finding of a School in Guildford, was primâ vice lect.

The Bill lastly to fill up Juries, de Circumstantibus, lacking in Wales, was tertiâ vice lect. & conclusa.

On Wednesday the 31. day of March, four Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill that Chancellors, Commissaries and Officials in Ecclesiastical Courts, shall be Graduates of one University, And the second for translating the Bible, and other Divine Service, into the Welch Tongue, were each of them read the second time; but no mention is made, that they were either Ordered to be ingrossed, or referr'd to Committees, because they had been sent from the House of Commons on the day foregoing.