Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 17 Martii
Lord Wharton's &c. Decree.
Committed to Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Jerv. Clifton, Sir Maxim. Dallison, Sir Jo. Walter, Sir Gil. Jerrard, Mr. Weare, Sir Rob. Philips, Mr. Shervyle, Lord Wriethley, Sir Jo. Strangwayes, Sir Geo. Horsey, Attorney Wards, Mr. Banks, Sir Wm. Earle, Sir Will. Cope, Mr. Lowther, Sir Will. Massam, Sir Char. Mountacue, Sir Edw. Villiers, Sir Tho. Savyle, Sir Geo. Fane, Sir Edm. Verney, Mr. Brooke, Mr. Glandvyle, Sir Rob. Hicham, Sir Hen. Anderson, Mr. Ravenscrofte, Mr. Wainsford, Sir Tho. Hobby: - Saturday next, Two a Clock, Court of Wards.
Sir Edw. Coke reports from the Committee of Grievances, a Petition by the Fishermen, against Sir Ferdinando Gorge his Patent. - Their Counsel heard. Resolved by the Committee, That the Fishermen may freely fish there, and take sufficient Wood and Timber for their Fishing, and Repairing of their Ships. And resolved also, That this Clause of the Patent, that no Englishman shall visit that Coast, upon Pain of Confiscation of Ship and Goods, was against the Law. -
The Lords signify to this House, that the Duke is returned from the King, and hath brought, his Majesty's Pleasure concerning that, which was delivered by him on Sunday last; and therefore desire a present Conference with the Committee of this House, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Pleasure and Leisure of this House.
Doctor Ducke: - Made Two Objections at the Committee : - Will cross the Power of Two great Officers; Lord Admiral, and Lord Marshal. Lord Admiral imprisons by Course of the Civil Law. 2. Lord Marshal his Jurisdiction in Matter of Arms : His Power, by the Law of Honour and Arms. This will not come under the Words legem terras. These will stop the Bill above. - A third Objection, the King's Power in Causes ecclesiastical ; where Commissioners Power to imprison. This will take away their Power.
Address to the King : and Answer.
Mr. Solicitor reports from the Lords. - After our humble Advice to his Majesty in general, next we conceived such a Frame of Words, as might express ourselves to the King. - Upon Sunday last we did attend. The Lord Archbishop, accompanied with others, presented themselves to his Majesty. - This Introduction: May it please your sacred Majesty : - Come to you -
For the first, seeing how slow Business went on, thought fit to have it as last Parliament. To have a Sub-committee of Twenty, to receive every Morning, Court of Wards, Petitions : and to select those they thought fit for the Consideration of the House.
2. A Petition of one Grys, who having married an Heir, acknowledged a Fine; after complained, that this Fine was violently extorted from her. Common Pleas awarded him to bring in the Deeds leading the Uses. A Commission granted to some, to examine this Woman : They certified, the Fine was well taken.
Mr. Grys, repairing to the Chancery for his Fine, found there a Stop : Then petitioned often, but could have no Redress. In fine, Lord Chancellor committed his Solicitor ; searched his Chamber; took away his Papers. -
This Fine remained in Yelverton's Hands Four Years: From him delivered to Mannering. a Servant of the now Lord Keeper. He desires Mannering may be sent for, to deliver the Fine, and Dedimus potestatem. Two Days
Sir Edw. Cooke: - This Gentlewoman his near Kinswoman, Sisters Children; Now half distracted. This done in Egerton's Time. He now gone : Therefore not the Use to complain against the dead. - To appoint her Counsel at convenient Time : - This Day Sevennight.
L. 3. An Act for the Ease in the Obtaining of Licences of Alienation, and in the Pleading of Alienations with Licence, or of Pardons of Alienations without Licence, in the Court of Exchequer, or elsewhere. -
Mr. Bankroft: - This Bill committed, upon his Motion : Committed, when the House almost empty. First Day the Committees met not fully; yet the Counsel heard to prepare Business for the next Meeting. Appeared, that there were no Fees taken, but such as had been taken time out of mind. Next Day, at Four Clock, met: Nothing done. They desire to have their Counsel heard. - Yet, for the Bill, not so full as might be. -
Ordinances in Wales.
L. 3a. An Act of Repeal of One Branch of the Statute, made in the Session of Parliament, holden, by Prorogation, at Westminster, the 22th Day of January, in the 34th Year of the Reign of King Hen. VIII. intituled, An Act for certain Ordinances in the King's Majesty's Dominion and Principality of Wales. -
Sir Wm. Pitt, Mr. Glandvyle, Mr. Selden, to confer the Parliament Roll, and Bill, with the printed Book at large, and to report to the House To-morrow. To have the Paper Book with them. The Bill then to be put to the Question.