House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 05 March 1607 (2nd scribe)

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Jovis, 5o die Martii, 1606


SIR Edw. Mountague bringeth in the Bill against Pluralities and Non-residency, with Amendments, little; and, upon the Question, to be ingrossed.

Privilege - Clamours against a Member.

Sir Rob. Johnson complaineth against certain Women, that exclaimed against him, for speaking against the Bill of Watermen.

Letter from Mr. Speaker to the Justices of Middlesex, to take some Order.

Forcible Entries.

B. Touching forcible Entries, brought in by Sir H. Poole, with Amendments; and, upon the Question, to be ingrossed.

Ecclesiastical Canons.

3. Reading - B. For Restraint of Canons ecclesiastical, not confirmed by Parliament: - Upon the Question, passed.

Mr. Fuller speaketh for the Commendation of the Bill, and urgeth many Reasons against the Canons : Remembereth a Committee to examine the Canons; and the great Mischief in many particular Canons.

Mr. Serjeant Barker: - Constitutions began in E. II. Time. General Councils never did bind us, when they are contrary to the Laws of the Realm.

This Law a needless Law. -

If the Convocation meddle in any thing contrary to the Law, void : If it be put in Practice, a Praemunire.

Sir H. Jenkins: - Statute 25 H. VIII. Canons agreeable to the Word of God, and the Laws of the Realm - That it is a great Scandal.

Sir Dan. Dun : - First 32 : They could not agree, then 32 more. -

Within these Ten Years all Canons, by express Licence from the Queen last, or the King.

Sir Antho. Cope: - They divide the Sin to the Accuser, the Wrong to the Accused, the Gain to themselves. -

Vide 139 Canon, touching the Church. -

The Queen stayed her Hand, from giving Life to any of the Canons, during her Time, lest it might stir, or grieve, her Peoples Hearts. -

Canon of Schoolmasters. -

77 Canon, touching the Liturgy.

The Bill passed, upon the Question.

Lords Exceptions to Message.

Mr. Martin reporteth the Proceedings. -

The Two Errors. Barons and Court.

They gave no Commission for any Form: Left to Discretion. The Appellation warranted by the King's Writ, by Stat. 9 H. VIII. - The Lords it could not be taken to impeach.

For Court -

The Lords have -

Mr. Martin appointed to do the Message [a].

Cutton Manor.

3. Reading: - Manor of Cutton: - Passed, upon the Question.


Jointuresses; Starch : - This Day.

Inundations: - Tuesday.

Spanish Wrongs: - Wednesday.

St. Savior's Southwark.

for the Bill of St. Savior's : Mr. Goldsmyth, Mr. Harris

against the Bill : Mr. Finch, Mr. Hitchcock

Such, as be against the Bill to speak first.

Mr. Finch began, against the Bill; Mr. Goldsmyth next for the Bill.

1,500 Householders in the Parish of S. Savior's: 200 Subsidy Men. The Casualties, and Profits, 500 l. a Year.

The Counsel to be heard at the Committees.

Lords Exceptions to Message.

Mr. Martin reporteth the Answer. -

That they were content to give Meeting on Saturday, and to join with us in this great Business. -

Not 9 H. VIII. but 6 H. VIII. in the Book at large; touching the Barons of the Cinque Ports. -

For the other Part, they were not willing to continue Debate at that Time, though, in all Points, they were not satisfied.