Journal of the House of Lords
December 1566

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Sir Simonds d'Ewes

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1682

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110-113

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'Journal of the House of Lords: December 1566', The Journals of all the Parliaments during the reign of Queen Elizabeth (1682), pp. 110-113. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43675 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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December 1566

On Monday the 2d day of December, Two Bills had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill for the erection of a Free School at Denbigh in Wales, was read primâ vice.

Six Bills were sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons; of which the first being the Bill for the repeal of a Statute, made Anno 7 Edw. 6. for the prices of Wines sold by retail, was read primâ vice; And the third being the Bill declaring the manner of making and Consecrating of the Archbishops and Bishops of this Realm, to be good, lawful and perfect, returned cum provisione annex. was read primâ, secundâ & tertiâ vice, & communi assensu conclusa.

On Tuesday the 3d day of December, Three Bills had each of them their second reading; of which the two last were, one for avoiding tedious Suits in civil and marine Causes, and another to alter the nature of Gavelkind in the Lands of Thomas Brown Esq;.

On Wednesday the 4th day of December, Two Bills of no great moment, had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill for Confirmation of certain priviledges granted by the Queens Majesty, for converting of Copper into Latten, and for the viewing and searching all other kinds of Metals and Treasures, was read primâ vice.

The Bill that in divers Counties there shall be but one Sheriff of one County, was committed to the Earl of Huntington, Viscount Mountague, the Bishop of Hereford, the Lord Mountjoy, the Lord Darcie, the Lord Willoughby, the Lord North, Justice Brown, and the Attorney General.

On Thursday the 5th day of December, Two Bills had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill for Confirmation of certain Priviledges granted by the Queens Majesty for the converting of Copper into Latten, and for the mining and searching of all kind of Treasures and Metals, was read Secundâ vice, & commissa.

The Bill also for the repeal of the Statute made Anno 7 Edw. 6. for the prices of Wines sold by retail, was read tertiâ vice, & communi omnium Dominorum Spiritualium & majore parte Dominorum Tempor. consensu quassata est.

Four Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons, of which the two last were, one for the Town-Clark of York, and another touching the Patents made for making of Allom and Copperas, within the Realms or Dominions of the Queens Majesty.

On Friday the 6th day of December, Three Bills had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill touching Letters Patents made for the making of Allom and Copperas, within the Realms or Dominions of the Queens Majesty, was read primâ vice.

On Saturday the 7th day of December, Six Bills had each of them one reading; of which the fourth being the Bill to alter the nature of Gavelkind in the Lands of Thomas Brown Esq;, was read tertiâ vice, & communi omnium Procerum consensu conclusa, dissentiente Vicecomite Mountague.

The Bill also for Execution of penal Laws, was read secundâ vice, & communi omnium Procerum assensu conclusa est, cum quadam Schedulâ annex. & deliberat. Servienti Carus, & Attornato General., in Domum Communem deferend.

On Monday the 9th of December, Three Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being for repeal of the Act made Anno 22 Hen. 8. for the Stature of Horses, was read tertiâ vice & communi Procerum assensu conclusa.

On Tuesday the 10th day of December, Six Bills had each of them one reading; of which the third being the Bill for the Bowyers of Westm., &c. And the fourth for the confirmation of Letters Patents made for the making of Allom and Copperas, were each of them read tertiâ vice, & communi omnium Procerum consensu conclusæ.

After the reading of the three first Bills this day, three Bills were sent to the House of Commons, by Serjeant Carus, and the Attorney General; viz. the first for the Stature of Horses; The second for the Bowyers of Westm., And the third for Allom and Copperas.

Dominus Cusios magni Sigilli continuavit præsens Parliamentum usq; in diem Mercurii, viz. undecim. Decembr.

On which eleventh day of December the Lords met, but nothing done, but the Parliament continued in usual Form by the Lord Keeper, until Thursday the next day following.

On Thursday the 12th day of December, Two Bills had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill for the Office of TownClark of the City of York, was read tertiâ vice, & communi omnium Procerum assensu conclusa, quæ deliberat. suit Servienti Carus & Generali Attornato, in Domum Communem deferend. pro certis causis emendand., and to them was delivered the Bill of Subsidy.

Four Bills had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill for Confirmation of the late new Erected Deaneries and Prebends, was read Secundâ vice, and committed to the Archbishop of York, the Earl of Huntington, Viscount Mountague, the Bishop of Durham, the Bishop of Chester, the Bishop of Lincoln, the Bishop of Bath, the Lord Paget, the Lord Hastings of Loughborough, the Lord St John of Bletsoe, Justice Welch, Serjeant Carus, Dr Huick, and Dr Yale.

Four Bills were sent up to the Lords from the House of Commons, and delivered after the reading of the Bill last before-mentioned; of which the two last were, one touching Foreign Wares and Apparel, sold by Merchants in gross, which had its first reading; And another to explain a branch of a Statute made Anno 27 Henr. 8. touching Colledges and Free-Chappels.

On Friday the 13th day of December, a Proviso added to the Bill that in divers Counties there shall be but one Sheriff in one County, was read primâ vice & commissa ad ingrossand.

The Proviso added to the Bill for the Assurance of the Jointure of the Lady Mary, Wife to Edward Lord Stafford, was read secundâ vice.

Three Bills had each of them one reading; of which the last being the Bill touching Explanation of a branch of a Statute made 37 Henr. 8. concerning Colledges and Free-Chappels, was read primâ vice.

On Saturday the 14. day of December, Five Bills had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill for the punishment of Riots and Routs, and unlawful Assemblies, was read secundâ vice, & commissa Archiepiscopo Ebor., Duci Norfolciæ, Comiti Salop, Comiti Huntington, Comiti Leicester, Vice-Comiti Mountague, Episcopis London, Dunelmen. & Winton, & Domino Morley, Domino Cobham, Domino Paget, Domino North, Domino Hunsdon, & duobus Capital. Justiciar. & Attornato General., ad consider and. & emendand.

After the reading of the first Bill, two Bills were brought from the House of Commons, of which the second being the Bill for Uniformity in Doctrine, was read primâ vice.

On Monday the 16. day of December, to which day the Parliament had been last continued on Saturday foregoing, Four Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill, that in divers Counties there shall be but one Sheriff, cum quadum Provisione conclusa est; And with the Bill for Alneagers Seals, and the Bill for Tryals in Merionethshire, was sent by Serjeant Carus, and Mr Attorney General, to the House of Commons.

On Tuesday the 17. day of December, Three Bills had each of them one reading, of which the first being the Bill for the repairing the Piere of Hartland in Devon, was read Secundâ vice, but no mention is made either of the committing of it to be ingrossed, or referring of it to Committees. Vide de istâ in die sequente.

After the reading of which said Bill, Four other Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons, of which the two last were, one touching Goal-Delivery in the twelve Shires in Wales, &c. And another for the Grant of Fifteenths and Tenths, and of one Subsidy by the Temporalty.

Dominus Custos magni Sigilli continuavit præsens Parliamentum usq; ad boram secundam ejusdem diei in Pomeridiano.

About which hour the Lord Keeper, and divers other Lords, both Spiritual and Temporal, met, and the Bill of the Grant of one Fifteenth or Tenth, and one Subsidy of the Temporalty, was read primâ vice; Although there is no entrance at all made (in the Original Journal-Book of the Upper House, through the great negligence of Francis Spilman, at this time Clerk of the same) of the names of any of those Lords that were present this Afternoon.

On Wednesday the 18th day of December, Three Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for the Grant of one Fifteenth or Tenth, and of one Subsidy by the Temporalty, was read Secundâ vice.

Nota, That there is no mention made in the Original Journal-Book of the Upper House, of the referring of this Bill upon the second reading to Committees, or of ordering it to be ingrossed; of which there was a like President on the day foregoing. And thus also in the Parliament in Anno 39 Reginæ Elizabethæ, upon Saturday the 28th day of January, the Bill for Confirmation of Statutes Merchants, acknowledged in the Town-Corporate of New-Castle upon Time, was neither committed nor Ordered to be ingrossed upon the second reading; To which purpose finally there were many Presidents in the Parliament following, in An. 45 Regin. Eliz. viz. on Wednesday the 2d, on Friday the 4th day, on Monday the 7. day, and on Wednesday the 9. day of December. Vide Febr. 13. in An 1 Eliz.

Dominus Custos magni Sigilli continuavit præsens Parliamentum usq; ad horam primam ejusdem diei in Pomeridiano.

About which hour, the Lord Keeper, and divers other Lords, both Spiritual and Temporal, met, and their names are accordingly marked in the Original Journal-Book of the Upper House, the manner of which is thus; viz. The Clerk, or some by his appointment, having written the names of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in such From as they are set down upon Friday the 15. day of January, in the first Session of this Parliament, in Anno 5 Regin. Eliz. (Quod vide) he signeth the name of every Lord that is present, with these Letters Pr. (on the dexter Margent of the said name) and if the House sit again in the Afternoon, and any of the same Lords, be present, then also before those names that had been marked in the first part of the day, are the same Letters added again to the first mark; and then the signing and marking is thus, Pr. Pr. in the Margent aforesaid, which sheweth he was present twice the said day; Vide plus concerning this matter upon Tuesday the 21. day of March, in the first Parliament of her Majesties Reign, holden in Anno 1 Eliz.

The Lords Spiritual and Temporal being met in the Afternoon, as aforesaid, Two Bills had each of them one reading; of which the first was the Bill for the Grant of one Fifteenth, one Tenth, and of one Subsidy by the Temporalty; quæ communi omnium Procerum assensu conclus. And the second being the Bill for the Alneagers Fees in Lancaster, and for length, breadth and weight of Cottons, Frizes and Rugs, was read Secundâ vice.

Seven Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons, of which the two first were, that two several Sheriffs may be in the Counties of Buckingham and Bedford, and for uttering of Caps, and true making of Hats and Caps.

On Thursday the 19. day of December, Six Bills had each of them one reading, of which the third being the Bill for reformation of excess of Apparel, was read tertiâ vice & conclusa, & missa ad Domum Communem, per Servientem Carus, & Attornatum General.

The Parliament was continued by the Lord Keeper in accustomed Form, unto one of the Clock in the Afternoon, about which time he and divers other Lords, both Spiritual and Temporal, meeting, Three Bills had each of them several readings, of which the first being the Bill for the keeping the Records within the twelve Shires of Wales, and divers other Ordinances, was read primâ vice. And the third for the paving of Kentish-street, had its second and third reading; and was thereupon concluded.

On Friday the 20. day of December, Five Bills had each of them several readings, of which the second being the Bill for the Assurance of a Jointure for the Lady Anne, Countess of Warwick, was read primâ, Secundâ & tertiâ vice, & conclus. & missa in Domum Communem per Servientem Carus, & Attornal. General.; And the last touching GoalDeliveries in the twelve Shires of Wales, and for measures to be there, was read tertiâ vice & conclusa.

Before the reading of the fifth Bill beforementioned, Two Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons; of which the first touching Cloth-Workers, and Cloths ready wrought, to be Shipped over the Sea, was primâ vice lecta, & iterum aliis Billis mediantibus sive lect. in intermedio, iterum secunda vice lect.

The Bill that two several Sheriffs may be in Bedford and Buckingham, was read Secundâ vice, & quatuor aliis Billis mediantibus sive lect. in intermedio, iterum tertiâ vice lect. & conclus.

Three Bills also had each of them one reading, of which the third being the Bill for the Incorporation of Merchant-Adventurers, for discovery of new Trades, was read tertiâ vice; And thereupon concluded.

The Bill for Keeping of Records in the twelve Shires of Wales, and divers other Ordinances there, was read secundâ vice, & commissa Episcopis Herefordens., Meneven. Cicestren., & Asaphen.

This Afternoon finally before the reading of the last Bill, for keeping Records in Wales, &c. A Bill was brought from the House of Commons, for Tonnage of Wares brought from beyond the Seas, which was primâ vice lect., as soon as it came; and now read secundâ vice, & commissa Domino Norfolciæ, Comitibus Sussex & Leicester, Vice-Comiti Mountague, Domino Clinton, Domino Camerario & Domino Cobham.

On Saturday the 21. day of December, Nine Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons; of which the two first were, one for the Bowyers of Westminster return'd expedit. And another for Assurance of the Lady Warwick's Jointure.

Four Bills also had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for uttering of Caps and Hats, and for the true making of Caps and Hats, was read tertiâ vice & expedit.

The Bill concerning Tonnage of Wares brought from beyond the Seas; And the Bill for Confirmation of Letters Patents, were each of them read secundâ vice.

The Bill lastly touching Cloth-Workers, and Cloths ready wrought to be Shipped over the Seas, was read tertiâ vice, & communi omnium Procerum assensu conclusa.

In the Original Journal-Book of the Upper House is no entrance or mention made of the continuance of the Parliament. But it appeareth, that the House did sit in the Afternoon, for without entrance of the presence of any Lord in particular, it appeareth, that in the Afternoon two Bills were read; viz.

The Bill for the Almeshouse at Plymouth, And the Bill for the Provision of Grain, were each of them read primâ vice.

On Monday the 23th day of December, the Bill for the Confirmation of Fines and Recoveries, notwithstanding the default of the Original Writs, was read primâ vice, cum additione & provisione annex. & cum quâdam reformatione eidem annex.

Two Bills were brought up to the Lords from the House of Commons, of which one being the Bill for Sea-Marks, and Mariners; And another against carrying over the Sea, Rams, Lambs, or Sheep, being alive, were read each of them primâ vice.

The Bill lastly concerning Tonnage of Wares brought from beyond the Seas, was read tertiâ vice, & communi omnium Procerum assensu conclusa.

Dominus Custos magni Sigilli continuavit præsens Parliamentum usq; ad boram Secundam in Pomeridiano.

About which hour the Lord Keeper, and divers other Lords, both Spiritual and Temporal, meeting, the Bill concerning Sea-Marks, and Mariners; And the Bill against the carrying over the Sea, Rams, Lambs, or Sheep alive, were each of them read secundâ & tertia vice, and thereupon concluded.

Two Bills also were sent from the Lords to the House of Commons; of which the first was the Bill of her Majesties Free and General Pardon.

The Bill for making of Salt within her Majesties Dominions; and the Bill for keeping a Market in the Mannor of Battell in Sussex upon Thursday, were each of them read primâ & secundâ vice.

Two Bills lastly had each of them their first reading; of which the second was the Bill for the Inning of Plumstead-Marsh.

On Tuesday the 24th day of December, the Bill touching the transporting of Tann'd Leather made of Sheep-Skins, and the Bill for Inning of Plumstead-Marsh, being surrounded, were each of them read secundâ & tertiâ vice, and thereupon concluded.

Three Bills also had each of them one reading, of which the first being the Bill for keeping the Market in the Mannor of Battell in Sussex upon Thursday, was read tertiâ vice, & conclusa.

The Bill finally for continuance of certain Statutes, was read primâ, secundâ & tertiâ vice. Quod nota, that it had three readings together.

Dominus Custos magni Sigilli continuavit præsens Parliamentum usq; ad diem Lunæ tricesimum diem Decembris.

On Monday the 30th day of December, the Lord Keeper and divers other Lords, both Spiritual and Temporal, met, but nothing was done, save only the continuance of the Parliament by the Lord Keeper unto Thursday the 2d day of January following; upon which day in the Afternoon the Parliament was Dissolved.