Journal of the House of Commons
March 1563

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Sir Simonds d'Ewes

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1682

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86-90

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'Journal of the House of Commons: March 1563', The Journals of all the Parliaments during the reign of Queen Elizabeth (1682), pp. 86-90. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43670 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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March 1563

On Monday the first day of March, Two Bills had each of them their first reading; of which the second being against Purveyors, was (as it should seem) referr'd to Mr Vice-Chamberlain, to consider of it.

Arguments being had in the House to the Proviso for Hunting of Conies, that eat other mens Corn, was (as it seemeth) referr'd to Mr ViceChamberlain and others not named.

Griffin Curtis Esq; Burgess for the Burrough of Ludgersall in Wilts, for his Affairs at the Assizes, was Licensed to depart.

John Cheney Esq; one of the Knights for the County of Berks, hath also Licence for his Affairs.

On Tuesday the 2d day of March, Two Bills had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill touching Badgers of Corn, was read the third time, and passed the House.

Mr Dr Read, and Mr Dr Huick, brought from the Lords the Bill for the Restitution in Blood of the Children of the Lords Huffey; And the Bill for the Restitution in Blood of the Children of Archbishop Cranmer.

Long Arguments being had to the Bill for the encrease of the Navy, and Fish-Days; and a Proviso brought in by Mr Secretary, the Bill was Ordered to be ingrossed.

On Wednesday the 3d day of March, the Bill for the Orders and Wages of Servants of Husbandry, and Artificers, was read the first time; and (as it should seem) committed to Mr Crofts to consider of it.

On Thursday the 4th day of March, Sir Thomas Gargrave Knight, one of the Knights for the County of York, for great Affairs with the rest of the Council in the North parts, was Licensed to depart.

Mr. Richard Baker and ...... Leonard Esq;, with their Council learned, required that a Proviso may be for them put to the Bill for the restitution in Blood of the Sons of Henry Iseley Attainted of Treason.

William and Edward Iseley, with their learned Council, require, that considering the Bill doth restore them towards the Lands but to such Title as they had before, that that State may continue unto them; Vide touching this matter on the day following.

The Queens Serjeant and Mr Attorney, brought from the Lords two Bills, of which one being the Bill touching the Oath with four Provisoes added by the Lords, the same Provisoes were read the first and second time.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon, Two Bills had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill that St Katherines shall be a Parish Church, and a School there, was read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrost.

Seven other Bills had each of them one reading; of which one being the Bill that the Bible and Book of Service may be in the Welch Tongue, And another that Sanctuary shall not serve for Debt, were each of them read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrost.

On Friday the 5th day of March, Six Bills had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill for avoiding of divers Foreign Wares, made by Artificers beyond the Seas, was read the third time, and passed the House.

The Parties on both sides for Mr Isely's Bill, require that it might proceed in form; for they be both agreed, that Mr Isley after this Bill pass, shall release to Mr Richard Baker, and Mr Leonard, all their right, title, interest and demand in such Lands, as the said Baker and Leonard severally have, late Sir Henry Iseley's, Father to the said William and Edward Iseley; Vide touching this business on the day foregoing. The Bill lastly, for restitution in Blood of William and Edward Iseley; And the Bill for restitution in Blood of Thomas Brook alias Cobham and others, were each of them read the second time; but no mention is made, that they were Ordered to be ingrossed, or referred to Committees; because they had been formerly sent from the Lords.

On Saturday the 6th day of March, the Bill for the punishment of Perjury and false Witnesses, was read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.

The three Bills last past, of which one was for avoiding of Foreign Wares, were sent up to the Lords by Mr Secretary, with twelve more.

The Queens Serjeant brought from the Lords the Bill of Subsidy of the Clergy; And the Bill for restitution in Blood of Ed. Turner.

The Bill also for continuance of Statutes for the mending of High-ways, was read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon twelve Bills had each of them one reading, of which the first being the Bill for restitution in Blood of Edward Turner; And the second for restitution in Blood of Sir Ralph Chamberlain, and John Hurleston, had each of them their second reading, but neither committed nor ordered to be ingrossed, because they had been formerly sent from the Lords.

John Eire Esquire, one of the Knights of the County of Wilts, for his Affairs is Licensed to be absent.

On Monday the 8th day of March, Three Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill that St Katherines Church shall be a Parish Church; And the second for the repairing and mending of High-ways, were read the thired time, and passed the House; and were sent up to the Lords by Mr Comptroller.

Mr Attorney brought from the Lords three Bills, of which one was the Bill for Denizens Children.

The Bill also against the unlawful taking of Fish, Deer, or Hawks, was read the third time, and passed.

Post Meridiem

In the Afternoon eight Bills had each of them one reading; of which one was the Bill for the Subsidy of the Clergy.

Richard Parrott Gent. Burgess for Sandwich, for his Sickness was Licensed to be absent.

On Tuesday the 9. day of March, Two Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill touching the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, was read the second time; but no mention is made, that it was either referred to Committees, or Ordered to be ingrossed; because it had been formerly sent from the Lords.

Four other Bills also were each of them read the third time; of which one being the Bill for restitution in Blood of Anne Thomas; Another for restitution in Blood of Edward Turner; And a third for restitution in Blood of Thomas Cranmer, and Margaret, Children of the Archbishop Cranmer, did each of them pass the House.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon eight Bills had each of them one reading; of which the fifth being the Bill for the paving of Kentish-Street, near Southwark, was read the second time, and (as it should seem) committed to Mr Graston and others not named; Vide consimile on Thursday the 21. day of January foregoing.

Long Arguments were this day had in the House, upon the Bill for having Wednesday to be a Fish-Day; Vide touching this business on Thursday the 11. day of this instant March following.

On Wednesday the 10. day of March, the Bill for restitution in Blood of William and Edward Iseley; The Bill for restitution in Blood of Thomas Cobham; The Bill to make Denizens the Children of John Fitz-Williams and others; And the Bill for the restitution in Blood of the Heirs of the Lord Hussey, were each of them read the third time, and passed the House.

The Bill that Merchants shall not marry Strangers beyond the Seas, was read the first time.

The Bill that the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal hath the like Power as the Lord Chancellor; And the Bill for the restitution in Blood of the Daughters of Thomas Iseley, were each of them read the third time, and passed.

Mr Sollicitor brought from the Lords the Bill for the restitution in Blood of Sir Peter Carew and William West. Long Arguments upon the Bill for having the Wednesday to be a Fish-Day, were continued till the Morrow after.

On Thursday the 11. day of March, Three Bills had each of them one reading; of which the third being the Bill for the Subsidy of the Clergy, was read the third time and passed, and was sent up to the Lords by Mr Secretary, together with the Lord Keepers Bill, and the Bill for Fish, Deer and Hawks.

Long Arguments were had upon the Bill for encrease of the Navy, whether the Wednesday shall be a Fish-Day, and upon the Question the House was divided; and to have it a Fish-Day were a hundred fifty nine, and not to have it a Fish-Day were ninety six; And immediately after, upon the qualification of that day, the greater number agreed to the qualification: Vide touching this matter on Tuesday the 9. day, and on Wednesday the 10. day of this instant March foregoing.

George Cope Burgess of Ludgersall in Wilts, for his affairs at the Assizes, hath Licence to be absent.

On Friday the 12. day of March, the Bill touching Consecration of Bishops, was read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.

Four other Bills also had each of them one reading; of which one being the Bill for the Inning of Plumsted-Marsh, now surrounded, was read the third time, and passed the House.

On Saturday the 13th day of March, the Bill for the restitution in Blood of Leonard Diggs, and Thomas Diggs, and the Bill for restitution in Blood of Sir Ralph Chamberlain Knight, and John Hurleston, were each of them read the third time, and passed.

The Bill against Conjurations, was brought from the Lords by Mr Sollicitor.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon six Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for increase of Woods and Champian Grounds, was read the second time, and (as it should seem) committed to Mr Marsh, and others not named.

On Monday the 15th day of March, the Bill against fulling of Caps in Mills was read the second time; but no mention is made, that it was either committed or Ordered to be ingrossed, because it had been formerly sent from the Lords.

George Lee Esq;, one of the Burgesses for Rippon in Yorkshire, and Elice Price, one of the Knights for Merionethshire in Wales, for their affairs were Licensed to be absent.

Three Bills were sent up to the Lords by Mr Vice-Chamberlain; of which one was the Bill for Inning of Plumsted-Marsh.

The Provisoes added to the Bill for increase of Navigation, were read the third time, and passed.

Mr Serjeant Carus and Mr Attorney, brought from the Lords the Bill for Enrolment of Bargains in Lancaster, with a Proviso in Exeter Bill.

On Tuesday the 16th day of March, the Bill for the Enrolment of Writings Indented at Lancaster, Chester and Duresm, and a Proviso added to the Bill of Exeter, were each of them read the first time.

The Bill for the Navy, and the Bill for restitution in Blood of Mr West, were sent up to the Lords by Mr Secretary; and the Bill for Southampton, and the Bill for Bowyers, were sent from the Lords by Mr Comptroller.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon six Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for unlading of Malmesies and Sweet Wines at Southhampton, was read the first time.

On Wednesday the 17th day of March, the Proviso to the Bill of Exeter, was read the third time, and passed.

Mr Sackvil declared from the Queens Majesty, that she would take Order to make allowance for Justices Diets; and that Commissioners should be sent to enquire of Vicountels that may be levied, and the rest, Order should be taken for the discharge thereof.

Michael Poultney Esquire, Burgess for Lichfeild, Robert Buckstones, Burgess for Horsam in Sussex, and Henry Green Citizen for the City of Hereford, were for their several affairs Licensed to be absent.

On Thursday the 18th day of March, the Proviso to the Bill of Bowyers, was read the third time, and passed the House.

The Bill against phantastical Prophecies, The Bill for punishment of Witchcrafts, And the Bill against wilful Perjury, were each of them read the third time, and passed.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon, the Bill for the uniting of Churches by the Bishop, so that the value be not above 241 of the Churches united, with two others, were each of them read the first time.

On Friday the 19th day of March, Three Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for punishment of Invocations of evil Spirits; And the last, That Fines or Recoveries, with Voucher, though the Original be imbezelled, shall be good, were each of them read the third time, and passed the House.

On Saturday the 20th day of March, the Bill for continuance of Statutes to endure for ever, was read the second time, and (as it should seem) committed to Mr Clare, and others not named; And the Bill against Bankrupts being read also the second time, was (as may be gathered) committed to Mr Mersh and others not named. Vide consimile on Thursday the 21th day of January foregoing.

Mr Serjeant Carus, and Mr Sollicitor, brought from the Lords the Bill against Washing and Clipping of money; The Bill touching Leases made by Viscount Bindon and his Wife, with two others.

Six Bills were sent up to the Lords by Mr ViceChamberlain, of which one was for the punishment of Witchcraft, and another touching Fines and Recoveries, with Voucher, &c. with two others of no great moment; and immediately the Bill, that Clipping or Washing of money shall be Treason; The Bill for preservation of Woods in Sussex, were each of them read the first time.

John Gardner Gent. Burgess for Dorchester in Dorset, was for his affairs Licensed to be absent.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon the Bill for the relief of the poor, And the Bill for the uniting of Parish Churches in Cities and Corporate Towns, to the value of 241, were each of them read the second time.

John Darrington Esq;, one of the Knights for the County of Huntington, is for his affairs, Licensed to be absent.

On Monday the 22th day of March, Two Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill that Clipping and Washing of Monies shall be Treason, was read the second time; but not committed nor ingrossed, because it had been formerly sent from the Lords.

It was Ordered, that William Gerrard, a necessary Witness for Mr Pledal, as he faith, may be served by the Serjeant, to attend Mr. Haddon at the rising of the House; one of the Committees with the Master of the Rolls, Mr. Recorder and Sir William Arnold and Mr. Norton, discharged of this Examination. Vide plus on Saturday the 10th day of April ensuing.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon four Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the third being the Bill for the paving of Kentish-Street, was upon the second reading Ordered to be ingrossed.

John Dorrington Esq;, Knight for Huntington, Humphrey Quarnby Burgess for Nottingham, William Dawtrye Knight for Sussex, Simon Thellwall Knight for Denbigh, for their several necessary affairs, were Licensed to be absent.

Three Bills lastly had each of them their first reading; of which the first was the Bill touching Demurrers in Law.

On Tuesday the 23th day of March, Two Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill that Clipping and Washing of money, shall be Felony, was read the third time, and passed the House.

The Bill for encrase of Tillage, was brought from the Lords by Mr Serjeant Carus.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon Six Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill touching Leases to be made by the Lord Thomas Howard Viscount Bindon, and his Wife; And the second, that Henry Howard Esq; shall not discontinue Lands that shall descend, were each of them read the second time; 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.

On Wednesday the 24th day of March, Two Bills had each of them their second reading; of which the latter, being the Bill for Assignment of forty thousand twenty seven pound four shillings and two pence half penny, to the Expences of the Queens Houshold; which Bill, notwithstanding that it had passed the Upper House, and been sent down from the Lords to the House of Commons, on Wednesday the 17th day of this instant March foregoing, yet it was committed, or at least referred to Mr Vice-Chamberlain, being an Officer of her Majesties said Houshold, to be further considered of; and was lastly passed in the House of Commons, upon the third reading on Saturday the third day of April ensuing; and was then immediately returned back to the Lords by Mr Comptroller.

Two Bills were each of them read the third time, of which one being the Bill for Fulling of Caps, by foot and hand, was dashed upon the Question.

Morris William Knight for the County of Carnarvon, for his weighty affairs, was Licensed to be absent.

On Thursday the 25th day of March, Three Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill that the Lord Abergavenny may make Leases for twenty Years, or three Lives; And the second, that Henry Howard Esq; shall not discontinue Lands descending to him, were each of them read the third time, and passed.

And the third being the Bill for the Annuity of six pound thirteen shillings and four pence, out of Wandlesworth in Surrey, being the Archbishop of Yorks Lands, to the School of Guildford, was read the third time; but (it should seem) the House did desire to consider further of this Bill; and thereupon passed it not at this time, but gave it a fourth reading; on Tuesday the 30th day of this instant March ensuing; and then it passed the House.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon four Bills had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill for payment of Alneagers Fees, for Sealing Cloaths in Lancashire, was read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.

On Friday the 26th day of March, Three Bills had each of them one reading; of which the last being that the Lord Howard, and the Lady Elizabeth his Wife, may make Leases, &c. was read the third time, and passed.

On Saturday the 27th day of March, Three Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill that the Bible and the Divine Service may be translated into the Welch Tongue, was read the third time, and passed the House.

The Bill touching Worsted Woolls, and the Bill against Servants imbezelling their Masters Goods, were brought from the Lords by Mr Serjeant Carns.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon the Bill that the Inhabitants of Norfolk and Suffolk, may sell again course Woolls, was read the first time; And the Proviso also from the Lords to the Bill for Deer and Hawks, was read the first time.

Five Bills also had each of them one reading; of which one being for Killing of Crows was committed, as it should seem, to Mr. Ashley; Another to avoid Nets for Fishing in the Thames, was read the second time, and committed to Mr. Cure; And the last touching the Assize of Barrels, was upon the second reading, committed to Mr. Graston, and others not named.

On Monday the 29th day of March, the Proviso to the Bill for Stealing of Deer, &c. was read the first time; and three other Bills being of no great moment, were each of them read the second time; of which one was the Bill for encrease of Tillage.

The Bill de Excommunicato capiendo, and the Bill for the making of Goals, were brought from the Lords by Mr. Attorney.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon four Bills had each of them their first reading; of which the last was the Bill touching Tanners, Shoomakers, and other Artificers occupying Leather.

On Tuesday the 30th day of March, the Bill to continue the Act for making of Goals, was read the second time; but no mention is made, that it was either Ordered to be ingrossed, or referred to Committees; because it had been formerly sent from the Lords.

The Bill also for the School-House at Guildford, was read the fourth time, and passed the House.

Nota, That here a Bill was read the fourth time, before it passed the House (having had its third reading on Thursday the 25th day of this instant March foregoing) of which, though there want not other Presidents, yet it is rare and worth the observation.

Six Bills were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Secretary, and others, of which one was the last mentioned Bill, touching the School-House at Guildford.

The Master of the Rolls with other Committees in the Cause of Forgery suspected upon Pledal, declared great and vehement suspicion to be in Pledall; and where Pledall by the Committees, was Commanded not to speak with the person of Monkton Farley, he notwithstanding sent for him, and spake with him in the night, which person is likewise suspected; whereupon Pledall said, he did not remember any such Commandment; and thereupon Order was taken, that the Committees should put their doings in this Case in Writing, and send them to the House this Afternoon, and that they should be read to Pledall; and he to Answer them, either by word or writing. Vide touching this matter on Saturday the 10th day of April ensuing.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon two Bills had each of them one reading; of which the second being that the Lord Chancellor may direct Commissions to the Bishop, for increase of the Living of Ministers, &c. was read the first time.

On Wednesday the last day of March, the Proviso to the Bill against Stealing of Fish, Deer and Hawks, was read the third time, and passed; And the Bill that Sweet-Wines bought by Strangers, shall be brought to Southampton, was read the third time, and passed.