Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Saturni, 12o Die Maii, 1604
THE Bill for the Continuance, Explanation, and Enlarging of the Statute of Rogues, Vagabonds, and sturdy Beggars, brought from the Committees, by Sir Edw. Hext, with Amendments; and ordered to be ingrossed.
The Bill for the more speedy Recovery of many hundreth thousand Acres of Ground, and other Grounds, subject commonly to surrounding, within the Isle of Elye, and Counties of Cambridge, Northampton, Lincolne, Suffolk, Huntingdon, and York, secondly read, and committed - Sir Rob. Wingfield, Sir Edm. Mountague, Sir Geo. St. Poll, Sir Wm. Wray, Sir Oliver Cromell, Sir Valentine Knightley, Sir Wm. Bulstrod, Burgesses of York, Sir John Heigham, Sir John Peyton, Mr. Herbert Pelham, Mr. Wyseman, Serjeant Hubbard, Sir Jo. Savill, Sir Edw. Lewknor, Sir Charles Cornwallys, Sir Tho. Grantham, Sir H. Beamount, Mr. Erby, Burgesses of Cambridge and Huntingdon, Sir Edw. Denny: Tuesday, Star-chamber.
Being called, and informed by Mr. Speaker, of the Course of Proceeding by the House, and what Cause they had of imputing and punishing his Offence; yet, finding his Willingness, and Care, to make this second Return of the Election made of the former Burgesses, Mr. Barker and Mr. Tate, as also for the Respect they did bear to his Father, the House was content to dismiss him at large, when the Return was made.
Member excuses Words, &c.
Sir Fr. Bacon excuseth himself that he was not warranted to obtrude the Writing, sc. the Draught of the excuses Act for the Authority of the Commissioners, at the first, but to use some Speech before-hand. - He meant no ill, by the Word, " the Gentlemen of the short Robe;" but for Distinction merely. -
Union with Scotland.
Union with Scotland.
Gentlemen, Sixteen: The Lord Buckhurst, Sir Geo. Carewe, Vice Chamberlain to the Queen, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Sir Jo. Savill, Sir Rob. Mansfield, Sir H. Witherington, middle Marches [b], Sir Raphe Graye, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir Tho. Lake, Sir Tho. Holcroft, the Lord Clinton, Sir Edw. Hobby, Sir Fr. Hastings, Sir Rob. Wroth, Sir Rich. Bulkley, Sir Tho. Challoner.
Conference, Committees, &c.
The Bill for the Naturalizing of Mary Aston, Wife of Sir Roger Aston Knight, and her Children:, - Mr. Blinco, Sir Hugh Beeston, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Rob. Wroth, Sir Arth. Atye, Sir Jo. Hungerford, Sir Fr. Barrington, Mr. Beeston, Sir Edw. Sheffield, Sir Fr. Hastings, Sir John Thynne, Sir Tho. Holcroft, Sir Edw. Grevill, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Rob. Nappier, Sir Edw. Hext, Mr. Moore, Sir Edw. Tyrrell: - Monday, Committee Chamber.
Answer from Lords.
The Message answered, by Sir Edw. Hobby: That they liked and approved our Expedition in the Bill, which came from the Lords, touching Sir Tho. Shirley; and that they would be ready for the Conference on Tuesday.
The Warden's Commitment to Little Ease.
Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Wm. Lowre, Sir Wm. Skipwith, Sir Tho. Holcroft, Sir Edw. Grevill: - These Gentlemen were named, and appointed to repair to the Tower, and there, by their own View, to inform themselves, whether the Warden of the Fleet were committed Prisoner to the Place called Little Ease, according to the Judgment of the House; and to report to the House, on Monday Morning next, what they find in that behalf.