House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 26 March 1606

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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, 26 Die Martii, 1606

Ecclesiastical Proceedings.

1. Reading : - The Bill for the better direction of Ecclesiastical Proceedings: - A. new Bill drawn by the Committee for the Execution of Ecclesiastical Government; and the old Bill to sleep.

Davison's Clerkship.

Sir Francis Hastings bringeth in from the Committee, the Bill for the Assurance of the Clerkship of the Treasury, and Warrants to Wm. Davison Esquire, &c. with Amendments; which being twice read, the Bill ordered to be ingrossed.


A new Bill, intituled An Act to enlarge the Statutes now in force against Usury : - By Sir Edw. Grevill: - Prayeth reading; but was deferred.

Ly. Verney's Jointure.

2. Reading: - B. For Explanation of an Act had and made 39 Eliz. intituled, An Act for Confirmation of the Jointure of the Lady Verney, Wife of Sir Edmund Verney Knight. -

Counsel heard: Mr. Wincall, for the Plaintiff.

Mr. Randall Carewe, for the Lady Verney.

Witnessed by former Committees, in 39o, that Sir Edmond Verney did follow the Bill himself, and laboured divers Friends in it.

After much Dispute, and Argument, upon the Quest, rejected. -

The Overthrow of many Purchasers, Sixty at least, if an old Deed were set on Foot, mentioned in the Bill; the Cause of Rejection.

Bills sent to Lords.

Sent up by Mr. Secretary Herbert.

LL. Bills :

Essex, Jointure :



True Religion:

Welsh Cottons.


Pluralities :





Bastards ; Drunkenness: - Saturday.

Member absent without Leave.

Moved by Mr. Moore, that Mr. Brereton might be sent for, having departed without Licence; having before been privileged by the House, upon an Execution.

Leave of absence.

My Lord Penbrook's Servants, -

Mr. Sandford, - Leave to depart:

Mr. Dyett, to have Leave.

Member absent without Leave.

The Committee for Privileges to consider of the Question.

Mr. Yelverton, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Hoskins, Sir Oliver St. John, Sir H. Hubbard, Sir John Savill. -

The Fine upon the Borough, and not upon the Party absent: - Sir Oliver St. John.

The House many times called.

Mr. Solicitor, Sir Edwyn Sandys, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. Wyseman, Sir Fr. Bacon, Sir Fr. Barrington, Sir Vincent Skinner, Sir Henry Poole, Sir Maurice Berkley, Sir Edw. Mountague, Mr. Martin, Sir Antho. Cope, Sir Tho. Holcroft, Sir Barnard Whitston: - These added to the Committee for Privileges: - Tomorrow in the Exchequer Chamber.

The Order of the House set down upon the Committee.