Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 11o Februarii
Sir W. Pye electeth for the County of Hereford [a].
L. 1a. An Act for the Avoiding of a Lease of 5,000 Years, of the Manor of Maldon, and other Lands, in the County of Surrey, Parcel of the Possessions of Merton College, in the University of Oxford, unduly procured from the said College.
Committed to Sir W. Pye, Sir Tho. Middleton, Sir Symon Weston, Sir Ro. Harley, Sir H. Poole, Sir M. Fleetewood, Sir Ew. Thelluall, Knights and Burgesses London, Sir Wm. Walter, Sir Jo. Davers, Mr. Francis Finch, Sir A. Temple, Mr. Drake, Mr. Pymme, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Tho. Lake, Lord Lambert, Sir Jo. * Sir Jo. * Sir Bab [Hikes,] Sir Nat. Rich, Mr. Mason, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir George More, Sir W. Earle, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Sir Wm. Bowlstrode, Lord Cavendish, Sir A. Ingram, Mr. Cooke, Sir P. Hayman, Mr. Whytson, Sir Francis Goodwyn, Sir Cl. Throckmorton, Mr. Sherland, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Wentworth, Mr. Herberte, Mr. Vernon, Mr. Rolles, Sir Tho. Barrington: - Wednesday next. Two Clock, Exchequer Chamber.
Oath to Accountants.
Committed to Sir Geor. More, Mr. Whitaker, Sir Cl. Throckmorton, Mr. Moore, Mr. Coryton, Sir Francis Popham, Sir G. Gerrard, Sir Jo. Finch, Sir Ro. Harlow, Sir Jo. Pickering, Sir Rich. Buller, Mr. Cage, Sir Ew. Thelluall, Sir Rich. Strode, Sir Ed. Scott, Sir Wm. Bowyer, Sir Ro. Bell, Mr. Drake, Sir M. Fleetewood, Mr. Noye, Sir D. Digges, Sir Row. Cotton, Sir Jo. Rows, Sir Jo. Strangways, Sir A. St. John, Sir Capell Bedell, Sir H. Poole, Sir Nich. Saunders, Mr. Pymme, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Jo. Butler, Sir Tho. Morgan, Mr. Vernon, Mr. Long, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Francis Drake, Mr. Jordan:
Relief of Creditors.
Committee to send for Witnesses.
Committee of Privileges.
Sir Jo. Finch reporteth from the Committee of Privileges, that, at the Election of the Knights for Dorsetshire, where Sir Tho. Freake clearly chosen, the High Sheriff refused some, which were present, presently after the Reading of the Writ, would not admit their Voices, because they would not swear they were present at the Reading of the Writ; to which Purpose an Oath invented, and ministered. That this Oath was partially given, to some, and not to others.
Sir Tho. Freake .- - That the High Sheriff 72 Years old. - Moveth the Under Sheriff and County Clerk may be First heard ; that, if they can satisfy the Committee, and House, his sending for may be stayed.
Sir Jo. Strangways: - That the Oath, which was administered, was not by the Sheriff's Desire, but agreed upon by the Gentlemen; and that Sir Geor. Moreton had more Disadvantage by it, than Mr. Browne, by much.