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, 13o Martii, 1606
B. FOR the Naturalizing of John Ramsden, Gentleman, reported from the Committee by Mr. Peak; and, upon the Question, to be ingrossed.
B. For the Naturalizing of James Desmaistres, of the Parish of St. Buttolphes without Algate, and Mary his Wife, reported from the Committee by Mr. Brock; and, upon the Question, to be ingrossed.
Tillage in Herefordshire.
Added to the Committee touching the better Provision of Meadow and Pasture, in the Parishes of Marden, alias Mawarden, &c. in the County of Hereford, the Knights and Burgesses of Salop, Glocester, Worcester, Monmouth, and of the City of Bristowe . - To meet on Tuesday next, in the Place formerly appointed.
Privilege - Taking a Member's Horse for Post.
Thomas Moorton, Thorough-post for London, and John Bigland, his Servant, were brought to the Bar; and the Matter of their Contempt, in taking Mr. James his Horse, being examined, it did appear, that Moorton himself was ignorant of that his Servant did, neither would he avow it; and, therefore, by Order of the House, was discharged from further Attendance.
Touching Bigland, the Servant; the Ostler, that kept the Horse, being there present, did affirm, that, upon his first Offer to take the Horse, he told him, that a Burgess of Parliament was the Master of him; and that Bigland, notwithstanding, did take the Horse, and said, his Master would justify what he did.
For this his Contempt, the House thought fit to commit him to the Serjeant, during Pleasure.
B. For repealing One. Clause or Branch of a Statute, made in the first Session of this Parliament, intituled, An Act concerning Wherrymen and Watermen, secondly read, and Counsel heard at the Bar, according to former Order; viz.
Mr. Hitchcock, for the Bill:
Mr. Rosse, against it, for the Law in being.
Mr. Rosse beginneth, according to Order.
After the Argument, thought meet by the House to commit it to Sir Jerome Bowes, Sir Roger Owen, Sir Francis Popham, Mr. Noy, Sir Thomas Lowe, Sir Thomas Knevyt, Mr. Fuller, Sir Hugh Beeston, Sir Michael Hicks, Mr. Hare, Mr. Brook, Sir John Bennett, the Knights and Burgesses of Sussex and Surrey, Mr. Brock, Mr. Crewe, Mr. Staughton, Sir George Moore, the Burgesses of the Ports, Mr. Pembridge, Sir Valentyne Knightley, Mr. Percyvall, Sir William Smyth, Sir Francis Fane, Mr. Forsett, Sir John Savill, Sir William Fleetwood senior, Sir William Bowyer, Mr. Yelverton, Mr. Bond, Sir Edmond Bowyer, Sir Nath. Bacon, Sir Francis Knollys, Mr. Wymark, Sir Thomas Smyth:- - To meet on Wednesday next, in the Court of Wards.
Mr. Holt taketh Occasion to excuse himself for making the Report of the first Day's Conference, touching the Point of Conveniency, according to the Order of the House; and named others; - Mr. Brooks, Mr. Martin.
It was answered, that he attended at the Conference all the Day; that he had Tables in his Hand, and was seen to write diligently; therefore his Excuse not allowed.