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 Wm. Harrington electeth for Hertford.
Sir W. Pye electeth for the County of Hereford [a].
Sir Harbottle Grimston electeth for Essex.
L. 1a. An Act for settling of the Estate of John Thecker Esquire, the Son, deceased, according to the Conveyance, and last Will and Testament, of John Thecker his Father, deceased.
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.
The Keeper of the Counter, in Wood Street, called to the Bar, to know, wherefore he keepeth Peter Hutchyns, Mr. Whitaker's Servant, saith, it is upon an Action of 500l.
The Party, being called to the Bar, was set at Liberty.
L. 2a - Sutton's Hospital. -
Sir Symon Weston moveth, that the Abuses past, in that Foundation, may be examined by a Committee here ; and so to rectify that, which is past, as well as to provide for future.
Sir Ro. Harley moveth for an Oath to be inserted, that none of the Poor, or Children, shall come in, but freely and candide. -
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.
And the same Committee to consider of any Abuses past, concerning the said Foundation; with Power to send for any : But that Examination to be several from the Bill.
Sir Cl. Throckmorton moveth, for the Bill against Simony and .....
Oath to Accountants.
L. 2a. An Act to minister an Oath, to make true Accounts. -
" Two Justices of Peace," to be inserted, instead of " Three Justices," now in the Bill.
Sir Geor. More: - To have this Oath given, when the Officers appointed. -
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:
And every one, that will come, to have Voice: - Thursday, Two Clock, Court of Wards.
Relief of Creditors.
Mr. Bisse tendereth a Bill to relieve Creditors, to reform Abuses of Under Sheriffs and Bailiffs, and to limit their Fees upon Outlawries.
Committee to send for Witnesses.
[The] Committee, upon Sir Jo. Finch, Motion hath Power to send for Witnesses, to inform the Committee; but not to send for any Delinquents, [without] acquainting the House, and Order from the House.
Committee of Privileges.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Noye, Mr. Rolles, Mr. Jo. Drake, Mr. Littleton, Mr. Sherland, Mr. Pymme, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Wentworth, Sir D. Digges, added to the 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.
Resolved, The Under Sheriff, County Clerk, being now in Town, shall attend the Committee for Privileges upon Tuesday next.
And upon Question, Resolved, The sending for the High Sheriff to be respited, till they be heard, and further Order taken by the House.
L. 1a. An Act to prevent Corruption in Presentations and Collations to Benefices, and in Elections to Headships, Fellowships, and Scholars Places, in Colleges and Halls.
The Bill of Elections, the First publick Bill to be read next Day.