Journal of the House of Commons
June 1572

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Sir Simonds d'Ewes

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1682

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221-225

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'Journal of the House of Commons: June 1572', The Journals of all the Parliaments during the reign of Queen Elizabeth (1682), pp. 221-225. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43689 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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June 1572

On Monday the second day of June, Four Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the last being the Bill against Recoveries by Collusion suffered by Tenants for term of life, was read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.

Sir Tho. Scott and Sir George Turpin Knights, were added to the former Committees in the Bill for the Earl of Kent, (whose names see on Wednesday the 21th day of May foregoing) with Authority given by this House to the said Committees or any six of them, to proceed and to meet at the Temple Church to Morrow at three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

The Committees in the Bill for Sir William Harper, were appointed by this House to meet this Afternoon at the Marshalsea, and not at the Court-House in Southwark.

The Proviso for the Prisoners in the Marshalsea unto the Bill of Vagabonds, was rejected upon the Question. And the Proviso for Mr Dutton allowed and passed the House.

The Bill against Vagabonds and for relief of the Poor, with the Amendments and Provisoes passed upon the Question.

On Tuesday the third day of June, Seven Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the last being the Bill against transporting of Leather and I allow out of the Realm by way of Merchandize, was read the third time.

The Bill of Vagabonds and the Bill of Tales de Circumstantibus, were sent up to the Lords by Mr Comptroller and others.

The Bill also against Recoveries suffered by Collusion by Tenants for term of life and such others, was read the third time and passed upon the Question.

Mr Serjeant Barham and Mr Doctor Lewes did bring from the Lords three Bills; of which one was for the Assizes to be kept at Stafford, and the third for the Severance of the Sheriffwicks of Huntington and Cambridge. Mr Chancellor of the Dutchy, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Hugh Pawlett, Sir Tho. Scott, Mr Seckford, Mr Serjeant Lovelace, Mr Serjeant Gefferies, Mr Attorney of the Dutchy, Mr Popham, Mr Mounson, Mr Yelverton, Mr Cooper, Mr Beamond, Mr Sampole, and Mr Knyvet, were appointed to meet at the Savoy at three of the Clock this Afternoon, at Mr Chancellors of the Dutchy, for Conference in the Bill of fraudulent Conveyances of Lands.

On Wednesday June the 4th, Five Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the last being the new Bill for assurances by Corporations, was read the first time.

The Bill also for the City and Soke of Winchester was read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.

Upon the Question it was Ordered by this House, that the Lord Compton do, before the Committees, make his Answer to Morrow in the Afternoon in the Star-Chamber at three of the Clock.

Unto the Bill Exhibited by the Earl of Kent, which was in open Court signified unto the Lord Compton, and upon another Question day was given unto both the said Parties with their Councel to be here present at the report of the Committees upon Friday next in the Morning, unless the same Committees shall upon further motion of this House, for the purpose, in the mean time pray Saturday.

Mr Serjeant Barham and Mr Doctor Huick did bring from the Lords the Bill to revive an Act against the transporting of Leather, Tallow, and Raw-Hides.

Mr Treasurer, Mr Comptroller, and Mr Chancellor of the Dutchy, were added to the former Committees for the Earl of Kent his Bill.

The Bill for the true making, proving and marking of Calivers, and the Bill for the School of Tunbridge, were each of them read the third time and passed the House, and were with two others sent up to the Lords by Mr Chancellor of the Dutchy and others.

The Bill against such as shall keep or detain from the Queens Majesty any Castles, Fortresses, &c. The Bill against such as go about to enlarge any Person Imprisoned for Treason, and the Bill for annexing of Hexam and Hexamshire to the County of Northumberland, were each of them read the second time; but no mention is made that they were either referred to Committees or Ordered to be ingrossed, because they had been formerly sent from the Lords.

On Thursday the 5th day of June, Three Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for the Severance of the Sheriffs in the Counties of Surrey and Sussex, was read the first time.

The Bill for the City of Worcester was read the third time, and was rejected upon the Division of the House, with the difference of six persons.

Five Bills of no great moment had each of them their third reading, and passed the House, and were sent up unto the Lords by Mr I, easurer and others; of which one was for Partition of Lands between the Lord Latimer and Sir Robert Wingfeild Knight, and another for Plumstead Marsh.

Mr Serjeant Barham and Mr Attorney General, did bring from the Lords the Bill against Mary the Daughter and Heir of James the Fifth late King of Scots, commonly called the Queen of Scots, with Recommendation of the said Bill from their Lordships, and pray a present reading thereof this day. And did further signifie, the time of the Year considered, the Queens Majesties pleasure is, that this House do proceed in that and other weighty Causes, laying apart all private matters. Vide Thursday 26th of June postea.

The Bill against Mary commonly called the Queen of Scots, was read the first time.

On Friday, the 6th day of June the Bill for Coggshall Cloaths was read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.

The Scrjeant was commanded by the House to warn Andrew Fisher, that he make his personal appearance here presently this Forenoon immediately, after that the Lords now dealing in the Committee of his Cause, shall have left off their present Conference. And Sir Thomas Scott, Mr St Mr Norton, and others of the Committees of this House in the matter before the Bill passed, were presently sent from this House to the said Lords Committees, to inform them of the former proceedings of the said Committees of this House in the matter.

Four Bills had each of them one reading; of which the last being the new Bill against fraudulent Gifts and Conveyances of Lands, was read the first time.

The Bill against the bringing in of Foreign Wares forbidden was stayed the third reading till another time.

The Bill against Mary commonly called the Queen of Scots, was read the second time.

Mr Chancellor of the Dutchy, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Serjeant Manwood, Mr. Attorney of the Dutchy, Mr. Attorney of the Court of Wards, Mr. Popham, Mr. Mounson, Mr. Yelverton, and Mr. Norton, to have Conference for the understanding of the Bill against Mary commonly called the Queen of Scots, to meet this Afternoon, and all Arguments to be received as upon the second reading of the Bill, until it shall be read the third time.

It is Ordered by the House to sit at Afternoons from three of the Clock till six, and to proceed but only in private Bills, and not to go to the Question of any such Bill if it concern any Town or Shire, unless the Knights of such Shire or Shires, or the Burgesses of such Town or Towns shall then be present.

Andrew Fisher being called this day to the Bar and charged with certain Objections, was further Adjourned to make his appearance here in this Court to Morrow next coming.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon two Bills of no great moment had each of them their first reading; of which the second was the new Bill for Weights and Measures.

Mr. Weekes and Mr. Dennis with their Councel were appointed to be heard to Morrow at three of the Clock in the Afternoon, and Dennis at his peril for the other to be heard in his absence.

Day was given to the Earl of Kent and the Lord Compton, with their Councel on both sides, to be heard to Morrow at four of the Clock in the Afternoon.

On Saturday the 7th day of June, Eight Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the last being the Bill against covenous Vouchers, and another for Woodstock, were each of them read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.

The Bill for Sir William Harper Knight, was read the first time, being a new Bill.

Mr. Attorney and Mr. Doctor Huick brought from the Lords the Bill against such as do withhold from the Queens Majesty any Forts, &c. with certain Amendments by their Lordships added unto the former Amendments of this House.

Mr. Coleby and Mr. Flowerdew, were added to the former Committees in the Bill against Mary commonly called the Queen of Scots.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon, the Bill that none serving any Subject shall be a Justice of Peace or High Constable, was read the first time.

The Bill for repairing the Wayes and Bridges near Oxford was read the second time; but no mention is made that it was either referred to Committees or Ordered to be engrossed, because it had been sent from the Lords.

Upon the Argument in the matter between the Earl of Kent and the Lord Compton, by their Learned Councel of both sides, this House thinketh good to be further advised upon the matter, and so it was signified unto their Lordships and their Councel.

On Monday the 9th day of June, the Bill for Mr. Smith was read the first and second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.

The Bill that no Servant of any Subjects shall be a Justice of Peace of High Constable, was read the second time and Ordered to be engrossed.

Mr. Sandes, Mr. Fenner and Mr. Shute, were appointed presently to consider and correct the Bill of my Lord of Kent, exhibited against the Lord Compton.

Three Bills also of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill for Explanation of the Statute of Fugitives was read the third time, and with the Bill for Presentations by Lapse, and two others of no great moment sent up to the Lords by Mr. Treasurer and others.

Upon the Question it was resolved by this House that some Committees of this House be appointed to have Conference with the Lords touching the Proviso to the Bill against Mary commonly called the Queen of Scots.

Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Treasurer, Sir Thomas Scott, Mr. Doctor Wilson, Master of the Requests, Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Cromwell, Mr. Langhorne, Mr. Fenner, Mr. Snagg, Mr. Dalton, Mr. St Leger, and Mr. Cowper, were for that purpose added to the former Committees. Vide touching this matter on Thursday the 26th day of this instant June following, and Monday the 19th of May foregoing.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon three Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for the Severance of Sheriffs in the Counties of Surrey and Sussex, was read the third time, and passed upon the Question.

Upon the Question it was Ordered, that the matter be presently proceeded in to the hearing between the Earl of Kent and my Lord Compton, notwithstanding my Lord Compton his Allegations of the want of his Councel, and the hearing to be dealt in only touching the matter of the release and the procuring of the same.

Geo. Goscoigne and Tho. Cole being produced, Vide de ist a materia in die præcedente.

On Tuesday the 10th day of June, Six Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the second being the Bill that no Houshold Servant or Retainer to any Subject shall be a Justice of Peace or High Constable; And the third for Cogshall, were each of them read the third time, and passed the House, and were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Seckford Master of the Requests and others.

Mr. Sollicitor and Mr. Doctor Huick did signify from the Lords that their Lordships have appointed a Committee to have Conference with the Committees of this House in the Bill against Mary commonly called the Queen of Scots; and that their Lordships do require the same to be done presently. Vide concerning this matter on Thursday the 26th of this instant June following.

The Bill for the transporting of Corn was read the second and third time, and passed upon the Question.

Two Bills also of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for the Town of Stafford, was read the first time.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon two Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill for the marking of tanned Leather was read the first time.

Six Bills also had each of them their second reading; of which the first was the Bill for Corporations, and the last for the Earl of Kent was upon the Question Ordered to be ingrossed, and both the Parties to be in this House with their Learned Councel at the next Session of this Court to be holden next after this present day.

On Wednesday the 11th day of June Mr. Doctor Huick and Mr. Doctor Vaughan did bring word from the Lords, that having understood the Queens Majesties Pleasure to be, that they should adjourn their Sessions until Tuesday come Se'nnight, they did signifie the same unto this House, to the end this House may likewise Adjourn until the same time, and nevertheless to continue the Session this Forenoon and send unto them such Bills as are already passed this House or shall pass this Forenoon.

Upon the Question Mr. Snagg was by the whole Voice of the House purged of the words and meaning which it was pretended he should have heretofore uttered in this House to the dishonour and discontentation of the Lords of the Upper House.

The Bill touching the transporting of Leather and Tallow was sent up to the Lords by all the Privy Council being of this House, and others.

The Bill against fraudulent Gifts and Conveyances of Lands was read the third time, and passed the House.

Mr. Doctor Huick and Mr. Doctor Vaughan did bring from the Lords three Bills; of which the first was touching Sea-Marks and the second for Partition of Lands to be had between the Lord Latimer and Sir Robert Wingfeild Knight, and their Heirs.

The Bill against fraudulent Gifts and Conveyances of Lands, and the Bill for Partition of Lands between the Lord Latimer and Sir Robert Wingfeild, were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer and others, and by them brought back again, for that the Lords were risen and gone.

The Bill for Grants by Corporations was read the third time, and passed the House.

The Court was this day Adjourned until Tuesday come S'ennight next coming.

On Tuesday the 24th day of June, Four Bills of no great moment had each of them one reading; of which the first being the Bill touching Lands and Tenements within the County and City of Exeter, was read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.

The Bill for Grants by Corporations with two others of no great moment, was sent up to the Lords by Mr. Treasurer and others, with request to be by them made unto their Lordships for their Answer touching Conference in the Bill against Mary commonly called the Queen of Scots.

The Bill against delays in Judgment at the Common Law 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 against Mary commonly called the Queen of Scots, was sent to the Lords to see and consider, by Sir Rowland Hayward, Mr. Dr. Wilson, Mr. Serjeant Manwood, and Mr. Attorney of the Court of Wards.

The Bill against delays in Judgment was upon the Question committed unto Mr. Serjeant Manwood, Mr. Serjeant Jefferies, Mr. Popham and Mr. Sands, who were appointed to meet at the Temple Church at two of the Clock this Afternoon, and to make report and to return the Bill to Morrow Morning.

Further day was given for the Earl of Kent and the Lord Compton, with their Learned Councel to Morrow at eight of the Clock in the Forenoon.

On Wednesday the 25th day of June, my Lord of Kent appearing in the House, it was signified that the Queens Majesties Pleasure is, that for this time the matter between him and the Lord Compton be deferred; for that the said Lord Compton is presently appointed to attend upon the Duke Memorancy to Dover, as by Letters from the Lord Burleigh directed unto Mr Speaker, and containing her Highness said Pleasure in that behalf, amongst other things appeareth.

The Bill for Continuation of certain Statutes was read the first time and committed unto Mr. Atkins, Mr Dale, Mr Beamond, Mr Greenfeild, Mr March, Mr Cardinall, Mr Layton, and Mr. Honywood, who were appointed to meet here to Morrow Morning at six of the Clock.

The Bill against Mary commonly called the Queen of Scots, was read the third time and passed the House; and the Proviso to the same Bill had also its third reading.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon the Bill for the Severance of the Sheriffs of the Counties of Bed. and Bucks. was read the second time, and Ordered to be ingrossed.

Three Bills also had each of them their third reading, and passed the House; of which one was touching the inordinate length of Kersies, and another for the Town of Stafford.

On Thursday the 26th day of June, the Bill for marking of Tanned Leather was twice read.

Six Bills were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Treasurer and others; of which one was the Bill touching Lands within the County of the City of Exeter, and another against Mary commonly called the Queen of Scots. Touching which Bill and business of the said Queen see on Monday the 12th day, Thursday the 15th day, Monday the 19th day, Wednesday the 21th day, Friday the 23th, and on Wednesday the 28th day of May preceeding; as also on Thursday the 5th day, Friday the 6th day, Tuesday the 10th day, Tuesday the 24th day, and on Wednesday the 25th day of this instant June.

The Bill for Hemp and Cordage was twice read.

Mr. Serjeant Manwood, Mr. Marsh, Mr. Grice, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Norton, Mr. Barrey, Mr. Atkins, Mr. Thomas Browne, Mr. Honywood, Mr. Shute, Mr. Burie and Mr. Greenfield, were appointed to have Conference with the Lords touching the Bill of Continuation of Statutes. And the Bill touching Sea-Marks and the Bill for the Severance of the Sheriffs of Bedf. and Bucks were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Doctor Wilson and the said other Committees.

Mr. Sollicitor and Mr. Doctor Lewes did bring from the Lords the Bill touching Recoveries passed in this House before, with a Branch of Repeal of the Statute of 32 H. 8. added by the Lords.

The Bill against delays in Judgment was read the third time, and the Proviso twice read, and thereupon Ordered to be ingrossed.

Mr. Serjeant Barham brought from the Lords the former Bill touching Sea-Marks, with allowance of the Amendments.

Mr. Serjeant Barham and Mr. Attorney General, did bring from the Lords the Bill for Continuation of Statutes with allowance of the Amendments.

On Friday the 27th day of June, the Bill touching Sea-Marks was read the third time; The Bill for Continuation of certain Statutes was twice read, with all the Additions; and the Provisoes were each of them thrice read.

The Bill for Recoveries by Collusion suffered by Tenants for term of life, and the Bill for the Continuation of Statutes, with another Bill also of no great moment, were each of them sent up to the Lords, by Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Doctor Wilson, and others.

Mr. Sollicitor and Mr. Doctor Huick, did bring from the Lords the Bill for the Explanation of the Statute against Fugitives, with Additions by them made, and request for Expedition and reading thereof.

Post Meridiem.

In the Afternoon, the Addition to the Bill for Explanation of the Statute against Fugitives, was thrice read and passed.

The Proviso for the Dutchy of Lancaster made by this House unto the Bill for Explanation of the Statute against Fugitives, was thrice read, and passed upon the Question.

On Saturday the 28th day of June, The Proviso touching the Dutchy of Lancaster in the Bill for the Explanation of the Statute against Fugitives, was by Order of this House withdrawn, and a new one added, and thrice read and passed; for that the former wanted sufficient penning, to carry the meaning of this House.

Post Meridiem.

The Bill for the Explanation of the Statute against Fugitives, with the Provisoes and Amendments, and also the Bill concerning the Free Grammar-School at Tunbridge in the County of Kent, were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Chancellor of the Dutchy, and others.

Mr. Doctor Lewes and Mr. Doctor Huick, did bring from the Lords the Bill touching Grants made unto Hospitals.

Mr. Doctor Lewes brought word from the Lords, that their Lordships did desire present Conference with some of this House in the Bill concerning the length of Kersies; for which purpose were sent Sir Rowland Hayward, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Gresham, Mr. Norton, Mr. Langley, Mr. Brownell, Mr. Fleet, Mr. Appleby, Mr. Chester and Mr. Sekerson.

The Bill for Hospitals was sent up to the Lords by Mr. Hugh Pawlett, Sir Maurice Berkley, Sir Owen Hopton, and Sir Henry Gate.

The Bill against delays in Judgment at the Common Law passed after many Arguments, and was sent up to the Lords by Mr. Chancellor of the Dutchy and others, with special Commendations from this House.

Mr. Doctor Lewes and Mr. Doctor Huick brought from the Lords the Bill for the Statute made for the Town of Shrewsbury, with a Proviso.

The Proviso to the Bill for Shrewsbury was read three times.

On Monday the 30th day of June, the Bill for Shrewsbury was sent up to the Lords by Mr. Comptroller and others.

It was this day Ordered by this House upon the Question, that touching the Bill passed in this House for the School of Tunbridge, and Andrew Fisher, these words following shall be set down, viz.

Memorandum, That the Bill concerning Tunbridge-School and Andrew Fisher, in which Bill one Deed made in the name of Henry Fisher is supposed to be forged, was committed to the Right Honourable Sir Walter Mildmay Knight, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Thomas Scott, &c. who have certified to this House, that they found great untruth and impudency in the said Andrew Fisher; And that for very vehement presumptions they think very Evil of the Deed. Nevertheless upon Fishers Submission they have been contented to withdraw out of the Bill all words that touched him in infamy. And so the Bill penned passed this House with assent on both sides, as well to help Tunbridge-School, as others that had bought Land of the said Andrews Father bonâ fide. And the said Committees have further reported that the same matter coming also in Question in the Upper House before Committees there at the Suit of Henry Brother to the said Andrew, the Committees of the higher House have for great Causes agreed in opinion with the Committees of this House concerning the Deed. Vide concerning this matter on Wednesday the 28th day of May preceeding, as also on Tuesday the third day, Wednesday the fourth day, and on Friday the sixth day of this instant June foregoing.

The Bill lastly for relief of Sir William Harper Knight, was read the third time.

But what further passed this day in the House of Commons doth not at all appear in the Original Journal-Book of the same House; but is negligently omitted by Fulk Onslow Esq; at this time Clerk thereof. Yet it is most probable, that here ended the whole, or at least the greatest part of this Forenoons Passages. And then this Sessions of Parliament being Adjourned in the Afternoon by Sir Nicholas Bacon Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Ex mandato Dominæ Reginæ, as the words of the Original Journal-Book of the Upper House are; it should seem the said Mr. Onslow did omit to make any remembrance or mention thereof, although this Adjournment did add an end to this present Session, her Majesty giving her Royal Assent to thirteen publick Acts, and four private. And the reason why so few Statutes received Life, as also that neither the Bill for her Majesties general Pardon, nor any Bill of Subsidy passed the Houses at this Sessions, was in respect that it was chiefly called for Consultation and deliberation touching the dangers of her Majesty and the Realm by reason of the Scottish Queen, against whom the House of Commons did proceed with great earnestness; advising her Majesty to proceed to her final Execution, although the said advice took not effect, nor was pursued by her Majesty until the twenty eighth Year of her Reign.