Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 31o Januarii, 1605
1. Reading: - THE Bill for the Abating, and to restrain the new Erection of Weares, Stanks, Kiddles, and other Obstructions of navigable
1. Reading : - The Bill for the Repealing of a Statute made in the Session of Parliament holden at Westminster, 18 Eliz. intituled, An Act for the Repairing of Chepstowe Bridge.
1. Reading: - The Bill for the Establishing of the Manor of Cruelfield, in the County of Warwick, to George Ognell Gentleman : - Monday. - Counsel, - both; - Ognell; Fees.
2. Reading : - The Bill for the better impannelling of Juries, at Westminster, and at the Assises : - Sir John Heigham, Mr. Wyseman, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Mr. Staughton, Sir Rob. Johnson, Mr. Hoskins: Upon the Quest. rejected.
1. Reading: The Bill for the more speedy Sale of certain Lands of Sir Tho. Rous Knight, deceased, for Payment of his Debts.
A Member attending Mass.
Sir Rob. Wingfield moved a Question, what should be attending being a Member of the House, that goeth ordinarily to the Mass.
Called to the Bar. - Much Dispute. - No Committee. - Appeared, that he was at the Mass, at the French Ambassador's, the Constable's.
Q. Whether to be heard publickly ? -
To be heard publickly.
Sir Tho. Cornwallys to be sent by a Letter from the Speaker, To-morrow Morning.
2. Reading: B. For Explanation of the Statute of Sewers : - Committees : Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Fuller, Sir H. Billingsley, Sir Walter Cope, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Mr. Gore, Sir Rob. Maunsell, Sir Geo. Smyth, Sir John Scott, Sir Tho. Smith, Sir Oliver St. John, Mr. Rich. Wright, Sir Hugh Glasier, Burgesses of all Port Towns, Mr. Trevor, Sir Nath. Bacon, Mr. Hugh Middleton, Mr. Robert Middleton, Mr. Robert Lauley, the Burgesses of Southwark, Sir H. Hubbard, Mr. Lawrence Hyde, Mr. Pettus, Sir Rob. Johnson: - Veneris, 7* Februarii, Temple Hall.
Sir Henry Poole moveth, That Thanks might be given to the Lord Mounteagle, for his great Care and Discovery of the late intended Massacre, by opening of a Letter.
Some Mention made in the Bill touching Religion.
Mr. Fuller urgeth, that any Mention touching him, will be a Detracting from the King : - The true Discovery came from the King.
Moveth, that the Articles may be perfected this Afternoon, at the Parliament Chamber, in the Middle Temple: Which was appointed accordingly.
Sir Tho. Waller: - That a Petition may be offered to the King, that these Lands, confiscated, may be entailed to the Crown.. - The Crown enriched, the Common Weal eased and disburthened.
Mr. Speaker: - To be deferred, until the Bills of Attainder come in.
Bringing Water to London.
2. Reading: - B. for the Bringing in of a fresh Stream of running Water from the River of Lee, or Uxbridge, to the North Parts of the City of London . - And committed to Knights of Hertford, Middlesex, and Essex, Sir Rob. Johnson, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Walter Cope, Mr. Lawrence Hyde, Sir Wm. Bowyer, Sir H. Billingsley, Mr. Rob. Bowyer, Sir Fr. Barrington, Sir Tho. Lake, Mr. Bacchus, Mr. Middleton, Sir Wm. Herrick, Sir John Swynnerton, Sir Tho. Smyth, Mr. Wyseman, Mr. Recorder of London, Sir Dan. Dun, Sir Geo. Rivers, Sir Mich. Hicks, Mr. Wilson, Sir Roger Owen, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Mr. Robert Lawley, Mr. Robert Middleton, Mr. Rich. Wright: - Friday, 7 Februarii, Temple Hall, - Captain Colthirst to be heard at the Committee.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Richard Musgrave, One of the Knights of the Shire for Westmorland, by reason of some Extremity of Sickness, wherein the Lady his Wife now lieth. and some other Occasions nearly concerning him, hath prayed Leave of the House to be absent from this Service for a Time ; which is granted unto him accordingly.