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, 22 Martii
Master of the Rolls.
L. 2. An Act to enable the Master of the Rolls to make Leases of certain Houses: - Committed to Sir Edw. Coke, Sir Jo. Walter, Sir Rob. Hicham, Sir Geo. Moore, Mr. Denny, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Sir Nico. Tufton, Sir Hen. Poole, Sir Pet. Mutton, Sir Char. Mountacue, Chancellor Duchy, Sir Will. Herbert, Mr. Owen, Sir Tho. Estcourt, Sir Hen. Fane, Sir Gil. Jerrard, Mr. Ducke, Mr. Drake, Mr. Alford, Mr. Ravenscrofte; - Tuesday, Two Clock, Court of Wards.
L. 2. An Act for the further Description of a Bankrupt: - Committed to Sir Jo. Walter, Knights, Burgesses London, Sir Will. Whitmore, Mr. Neale, Mr. Tho. Fanshaw, Mr. Noy, Sir Dud. Digs, Sir Pet. Hayman, Mr. Pym, Sir Tho. Walmesley, Sir Edwyn Sandys, Sir John Savyle, Sir Rob. Hicham, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Clem. Throckmorton, Mr. Ravenscrofte, Mr. Mynn, Sir Nico. Tufton, Sir Hen. Poole,
Secretary Calvert, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Comptroller, Sir Edw. Cooke, Mr. Recorder, Sir Jo. Savyle, Mr. Shervyle, Sir Char. Morrison, Sir Rob. Killegrue, Mr. Noye, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Sir Will. Udall, Sir Tho. Midleton, Sir Fra. Crane, Secretary Cottington, Sir Ar. Capell, Mr. Oliver, Sir Hen. Poole, Sir Jo. Walter, Mr. Cooke, Sir Gil. Jerrard, Mr. Maynard, Knights, Burgesses of Essex, Middlesex, Hartford, and London, Sir Max. Dallison. The Patent to be brought to the Committee: - Wednesday, Star-chamber.
Answer to the King.
Sir Tho. Wentworth: - Two Men returned ; Sir John Jackson, and Sir Tho. Beamount, Sir Jo. Jackson brought in a great many Recusants. - The Mayor greatly misbehaved himself. - To have both Parties suspended, till the Cause be determined.
Answer to the King.
Libel on Ld. Keeper, &c.
The Lords signify to us, that, on Friday Morning last, a Complaint made against one Morly, a Wood-monger, for printing and dispersing a Paper, scandalous to my Lord Keeper, and Star Chamber. He, attached by the Serjeant, alleged, the Cause was depending here. They, out of their Correspondence with this House, have surceased; and desire to know, whether this House be possessed with the Cause, or no.
Mr. Glandvyle reports from the Committee of Privileges, for Stafford. - A Petition of Sir Will. Walter: Complained that Mr. Dyat was returned; when he had most Voices. No Complaint against Mr. Cradock. The Case thus: A Precept went to the Borough: Came to the Hands of Mr. Dyatt. That Morning went to the Town-house, and went to an Election; and, upon the Election, Mr. Cradock had most Voices. Some Question, whether Sir Will. Walter, or Mr. Dyatt, had most Voices; but the Committee found, that, being no publick Warning, no good Election: Neither Sir Will. Walter, nor Mr. Dyat, duly chosen. Mr. Cradock's Election not duly chosen. All agreed, that they ought to meddle with that, ex officio; because but One. Warning for both. The Opinion of Committee, to have a new Election of both.
Another Petition from Blechingley. - Sir Miles Fleetwood, duly chosen, but had made his Election to serve for another Place. - An undue Practice in Lovell. The Case thus : This Borough no Corporation : They have only to do with the Election. The Precept not delivered to the Borough, but to the Bailiffs. Warning given to all Men. - Chose Mr. Hayward and Sir Miles Fleetwood. - Committee resolved, that the Bailiff nothing to do with the Election.
3. That Mr. Hayward was well elected, although no publick Officer gave Notice. - The Misdemeanor of Two : Doctor Harris had been too busy in this. 1. Gave out, my Lady Howard would take away 20 Nobles a Year from the Town, if they did not chuse -
1. They found, that he had not received the Communion since Easter twelve-month, because out of Charity. His Mother a Recusant, his Brother a Priest, and his Daughter a Nun. It appeared, that Lovell set these Men a-work; gave them 6d. to drink; and they were to give him 61. if they did not chuse him, or his Friend. Lastly, threatened the Town, that That which was given to them by my Lady Maynard -
Got an Assembly of Inmates to seal an Indenture: Sealed this, without any Warrant: Delivered it without the Sheriff, in his Presence. - They think fit, he is to be committed to the Tower, during the Pleasure of the House; not to be enlarged, till he submit; and the Warrant -
Sir Edw. Sandys reports from the Lords. - Have attended them, and delivered their Message: Had this Answer: That they did with great Joy apprehend the good Correspondence: Would afford a Conference, Painted Chamber: - The same Number.
Person sent for.
Committed to Sir Edw. Cooke, Mr. Wentworth, Mr. Alford, Mr. Pym, Sir Tho. Jermyn, Doctor Ducke, Mr. Glandvyle, Sir Will. Cope, Sir James Perrott, Sir Christo. Hilliard, Sir Dan. Norton, Sir Rich. Harrison, Sir Hen. Wallop, Sir Fra. Barrington, Sir Cle. Throckmorton, Sir Gil. Jerrard, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Mr. Denny, Sir Rob. Cooke, Sir Erasmus Dreyden, Mr. Bushrop, Sir Hen. Anderson, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Mr. Bowyer, Sir Jo. Walter: - To-morrow Afternoon, Exchequer Court.
Clerks of the Market.
Earl of Holdernes.
L. 2. An Act against scandalous and unworthy Ministers: - Committed to Sir Wal. Earle, Sir James Perrot, Sir Will. Cope, Sir Hen. Poole, Mr. Whitfeild, Sir Dan. Norton, Mr. Alford, D. Ducke, Sir Tho. Estcourt, Sir Miles Fleetwood, Mr. Ersfeild, Mr. Denny, Sir Geo. Chudleigh, Mr. Whitakers, Sir Pet. Mutton, Mr. Fanshaw, Sir Rob. Moore, Sir Rob. Cooke, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir Tho. Heron, Sir Fra. Barrington, Sir Rob. Philips, Sir Hen. Anderson, Mr. Calldecott: - To-rnorrow, Exchequer Court.
They retired into their House, and, after a little Time, came again. Lord Admiral said merrily, with the *, that they had held Correspondence with us in Delay. The Lords, with a chearful Assent, joined with us; only One Particular that concerned them: -
" We have with a chearful Consent, no One dissenting:" - This Alteration: " Of us your Commons, no One dissenting." - So they are appropriated to us. - One other Particular : Lords put us before them. - Prince said, we are the first in granting the Subsidies, and therefore should have the first Place. -
House to sit, &c.
Lunae, 22 Martii - Post Meridiem
Bills from Lords.
Trials by Battle.
L. 2. An Act to abolish all Trials by Battle : - Committed to Sir Edw. Cooke, Mr. Noy, Mr. Selden, Mr. Whatman, Mr. Whitfeild, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Wainsford, Sir Pet. Hayman, Sir Geo. Chaworth, Sir Geo. Goring, Mr. Glandvyle, Mr. Price, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Will. Fleetwood, all the Lawyers of the House, and Soldiers: - Wednesday, Court of Wards, Two a Clock.
Welch Cloths, &c,
The Lords signify to this House, that the Prince and Duke have moved the King for a Time to attend him : They have received his Pleasure in it; and therefore desire a Conference presently with the former Committee of our House, Painted Chamber.
Sir Edw. Sandys reports from the Lords. - The Prince present. Duke B. delivered, that the King well pleased to give Audience To-morrow, Eight Clock, Whitehall; but he, being not very well, desires to be attended with a less Company. The Lords have pitched upon a certain Number: Desire, that none attend but the Committees only. - Had read the Writing to the King: Confessed, he had no Order for it. - -
King not much misliked. - Some Exceptions to it : One a peremptory one. In the first Speech delivered to him, purposely left out the Name of Religion ; which he seconded, as a strong Reason to be left out now, as well as then, - If a War of Religion, to leave it out will greatly avail the common Cause. - Fortified with a third Reason. This the first Exception. A second Exception, rather an Observation of an Omission. Observed, we had no particular Care of his own Estate. Duke said, he hoped, he had such Officers, as his Revenue should suffer no Diminution. Duke told him, though we had omitted it now, yet in due Time we would take it into Consideration. - Prince, taking the Paper into his Hand, drew his Pen under some Words.
Committee to attend the King.
The Lords signify to this House, that they have propounded, and agreed, to have the same Committee attend the King. They are pleased to restrain themselves, that none attend, but the Committee, in regard of his Majesty's Indisposition of Health.