House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 12 May 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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Lunae, 12 Die Maii


SIR Rich. Bulkley bringeth in a Subpoena ad rejungendum, served on him, against the Privilege of the House.

The Party at whose Suit, and the Party that served it, to be sent for.

Ely Drainage.

3. Reading: - An Act for the Draining of certain Fens and low Grounds within the Isle of Ely and Counties adjoining, subject to Hurt by surrounding, being Three hundred thousand Acres at the least. -

The House divided, upon the Question:

With the Yea, 93.

With the Noe, 116. -

And so rejected.

Throckmorton's Estate.

3. Reading : - Act for the Settling of the Manor of Rye, in the Counties of Glocester and Worcester, upon William Throckmorton Esquire, and his Heirs, according to a Feofment thereof made by Charles late Earl of Devon : - Upon the Question, passed.

Attainder - Gunpowder Plot.

Mr. Serjeant Harris, of Counsel with Mr. Digby, the Infant, cometh to the Bar, and offereth a Proviso; the same that is in the Attainder of the Lord Cobham. Much disputed: - Upon the Question, rejected.


3. Reading: - The Act for the Attainder of divers Offenders, &c. with Amendments and Proviso: - And, being put to Question, passed.

Mr. Kirveth spoke against the Attainder of Tresham.

- Against Divinity : - God's Purpose to bless the Descendants : - Against Law : - No Trial: - Against Precedent : - Dangerous for After-times. Mr. Hyde defends ; and the Bill passed.

Transporting Beer.

Sir John Crook and Mr. D. Hone bring a Message : - Touching a Bill for Transportation of Beer, a Conference with Twenty of the Lords: - Painted Chamber, Wednesday.

Agreed to meet, with Forty, at the same Time and Place,

Bills sent to Lords.

The Bill of Attainders, and Mr. Throckmorton's Bill, sent up ; but the Lords being arisen, the Bills returned.

Oryell College.

The Amendments in the Bill of Oryell College (which came down from the Lords) 3. read; and put to Question, and passed.