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, 12o Martii
L. 1a. AN Act for Confirmation and Securing of certain Lands, in the County of Wiltes, therein mentioned, sold by Tho. Redferne, Gentleman, to divers Persons, for Payment of his Debts, and securing certain Portions, given by A. Redferne, his Father, deceased, out of the same Lands, and to and for the Daughters of John Redferne, his elder Brother, also deceased, against the Daughters of the said John Redferne, being the right Heirs of the said Arthur Redferne, their Grandfather.
L. 2a. An Act for the Confirming and Assuring of the Manors of Newlong-port, and Sevans, alias Sephans, &c. and other Lands in the County of Kent, late the Inheritance of Sir H. James Knight, in a Praemunire convicted, unto Martyn Lomley, now Lord Mayor of London, Alice Woodrofe, Widow, and Edw. Cropley, and their Heirs : - Committed to Mr. Alford, Sir Peter Hayman, Sir H. Poole, Sir Ch. Morrison, Mr. Sherfeild, Sir Tho. Middleton, Sir Wm. Herberte, Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Sotwell, Mr. Brooke, Sir Francis Brandling, Sir Nich. Tufton, Sir Francis Seymor, Sir D. Digges, Sir Francis Barnam, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Edw. Sands, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Fetherston, Mr. Whitfeild, Mr. Luken, Sir Ro. North, Mr. Lymley, Sir Wm. Pytt, Mr. Whitakers, Serjeant Digges, Mr. Ducke, Mr. Lenthall: - Monday next, Two Clock, Court of Wards.
Sir Francis Seymor reporteth from the Committee for Survey of the Clerk's Book. - Desireth to know the Pleasure of the House, whether they shall have Power to strike out what they think fit. - Left doubtful.
Mr. Treasurer: - By this Report we may see, how happily our generous Resolution Yesterday fell out. - That his Majesty's Care reflecteth more on the general than for Relief of his particular Wants : And the Assurance, his Majesty gives us, of his Resolution to call Parliaments oft, to make good Laws, and redress publick Grievances: And lastly, the Prince his Sense of the Injuries received by Delusions, and the Obligation, -
Sir Ro. Phillippes: - Necessities of King and Kingdom. - That we had no Doubts here Yesterday, as among the Lords. - We fittest to relieve the King's particular Wants, when we have enabled the Subjects to do it, by removing their Grievances. -
Message to the Prince, &c.
To present a Message to his Highness, 1. Of Acknowlegement of Thanks, for his Expression to the Committee Yesterday: 2ly, That we will, both upon the present, and all other Occasions, express our Respects unto him.
Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Comptroller, Chancellor Exchequer, Two Secretaries, Sir Edw. Coke, Sir Ro. Phillippes, Chancellor Duchy, Sir B. Rudyard, Sir D. Digges, Mr. Recorder, Sir Jo. Savyle, Sir Jo. Ellyott, Sir Francis Cottington, Sir Edw Sands, Mr. Alford, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir Francis Seymor, Sir Geor. Moore. -
Englishmens Childrens Nat.
L. 1a. An Act for and concerning the naturalizing of such Englishmens Children, as have served theStates of the Low Countries, as Soldiers, since your Majesty's coming to the Crown, for their better Encouragement and Relief. - By a general Vote of the House, Obdormit.
Ordinances in Wales.
Sir Edw. Seymor, Sir Tho. Jermyn, Sir Ed. Cecill, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Francis Barrington, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Wm. Beecher, Sir A. Ingram, Sir Ed. Villyers, Sir Wm. Howard, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir H. Poole, to inform the Lords hereof, and to desire them to take a present Course, to prevent this Exportation of Gold. Sir Edw. Cecill to deliver this Message, and report back.
Mr. Glanvyle reporteth from the Committee of Privileges, 1. For Chippenham: 2ly, For Knights of Norfolke. - For Mr. John Maynard: - The Precept being made, and Notice given, Bailiff, and Twelve Burgesses, appeared; who all chose Mr. Jo. Maynard: After, by a Mistaking, "Charles " was written in the Return, instead of " "John" - Opinion of the Committee, that this Return should be amended, without any new Writ.
For Sir Francis Popham: - Six to Six at the first Meeting : Adjourned to another Day, when the 13th Burgess appeared. At which Time divers other Burgesses and Householders appeared in the lower House, the Bailiff and other Burgesses being in the upper House, and the Doors there not shut, to keep any out. The Plurality of Voices chose Mr. Pymme. All the Committee, except Eight, clear of Opinion, that the others, besides the Bailiff and Burgesses, ought to have Voice in the Election; and yet, that Sir Francis Popham not elected, by reason the Common Burgesses gave no Voice at all for him. -
- That the Committee have thought fit to inform the House, that the Committee shall shew this Model to the Lords, if required; but not to alter it, without acquainting the House, except only for Matter of Form.
Message to the Prince.
Sir Geor. Chudleighe: - That the Charter 1o Maria; but ultimo Mariae, and 1o Eliz. Election was made by the Bailiff, Burgesses, Common Council, and Congregation : So as the Bailiff and Burgesses not only the Electors.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer reporteth from the Lords; That they take in very good Part the great and continual Correspondence of this House : - Have appointed Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber, with 24 of their Number; and that they have appointed their House to sit this Afternoon, for taking Order in such Doubts, as may emerge.
Mr. Solicitor to deliver that, he hath this Day reported to the Prince and Lords; and Sir Edw. Sands, Sir Ro. Phillippes, and Mr. Recorder, to second him, as Occasions shall be offered, and Mr. Solicitor to make the Report back.