House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 09 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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Lunae, 9 die Martii

Leave of Absence.

SIR Wm. Strowd hath Leave for many urgent Occasions, to depart; and promiseth to return very shortly: - Hath attended very diligently the first and second Session.

Tillage in Herefordshire.

Mr. Pembridge desireth a further Day for the Bill of Provision of Meadow and Pasture in Herefordshire, &c. Thursday appointed.

Bourchier's, &c. Letters Patents.

Mr. Overbury reporteth the Two Bills for Mr. Bourchier, and Bathyrst. -

Mr. Bourchier bound in 1,000 Marks, Mr. Bathyrst in 2,000 Marks, for performing Covenants of Indenture, to Sir John Hungerford, Sir Henry Poole, Mr. Overbury, Mr. Oldsworth: - Bourchier, for confirming of theLeases inferiors; Bathyrst, - of the Debts and Legacies.

3. Reading: - Mr. Bourchier's Bill: passed.

3. Reading: - Mr. Bathyrst. - Upon Sir Nath. Bacon's Motion, Notice to be given to Sir Chro. Heydon, and be stayed for a Week.

A Fine, levied by Sir Chro. to be shewed to the House, which was shewed to the Committees.


2. Reading: - B. For the Explanation . . the Statute of 13 Eliz. - Subscription : - The old Committee for Pluralities, with these added : Sir John Bennett, Mr. Duncombe, Sir Fr. Eure, Sir Nath. Bacon, Sir Valentyne Knightley, Mr. Wyseman, Mr. Forsett, Mr. Serjeant Barker, Mr. Brock, Mr. D. James, Sir Rich. Hawkins, Sir Fr. Goodwyn, Sir Geo. St. Poll. Mr. Chock, Mr. Bacchus, Sir Wm. Burlacy, Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Sir H. Nevill, Mr. Crewe, Sir Jerome Horsey.


Mr. Brook. - Starch, Jointuresses : - Thursday.


3. Reading : Act against Non-residency, and Pluralities of Benefices: - Upon the Question, passed.

Forcible Entries.

3. Reading: - Act, touching forcible Entries, &c. The Word, " into " put in : - Upon the Question, passed.

Bills sent to Lords.

To give Commendations of these Two Bills :

Bill of Canons. Pluralities.

Manor of Cutton - Sir John Ackland,

Restraint of Beer and Ale :

Drunkenness :

Forcible Entries:

Trelawny -


That we will attend, upon Wednesday next, in the Afternoon, the Lords in Conference.

Marshalsea Court.

Counsel to be heard for the Marshalsea To-morrow Morning.

Bills commended to Lords.

Sir Francis Hastings reporteth, that, touching the Bill of Canons and Pluralities, he had Commandment to give those Bills a special Commendation : - That those Things that were to be redressed by those Bills, were a great Hindrance to the Teaching of the People : - Desired a favourable Passage.

Great Committee.

The great Committee to meet this Afternoon, in the Parliament House.


The House to be deferred, for Calling, till Saturday.

Member excuses his Absence.

Mr. Hyde maketh his Excuse for a former Contempt supposed. - That he meant to have come at this Time ; and that the House should not have known, till he had come.


The Watermen's Bill appointed to be read To-morrow.