House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 06 March 1606

Pages 278-279

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Jovis, 6 Die Martii, 1605

Downes' Estate.

THE Bill for the Sale of the Lands of Edward Downes Esquire, for Payment of his Debts, reported from the Committee by Sir John Heigham ; and, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.

Thetford Alms-house.

The Bill for the Alms-house in Thetford, to be erected by Edward Cleare, reported from the Committee by Sir Nath. Bacon, as thought fit to sleep, and to be no further proceeded in.

Marshalsey Court.

1. Reading: - The Bill for the Reformation of certain Abuses and Disorders in the Court of Marshalsey, &c.

Rous' Estate.

2. Reading: - An Act for the more speedy Sale of certain Lands of Sir Tho. Rous Knight, deceased, for the Payment of his Debts: - Upon the Question, passed.

Corpus Christi College.

2. Reading : - The Bill for the President and Scholars of Corpus Christi College, in Oxford: - Committed - All the Privy Council, Sir Edwyn Sandys, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Dan Dun, Sir Henry Poole, Sir Edw. Grevill, . . . Bowyer, Mr. Fra. Moore, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Sir Wm. Paddy, Sir Wm. Stroud, Sir H. Bromley, Mr. Doyley, Mr. Crewe, Sir Geo. St. Poll, Mr. Wentworth, Sir H. Nevill, Mr. Tho. Crewe, Sir Jo. Bennett, Sir Antho. Cope, Mr. Martin: - Monday.

Bills sent to Lords.

Sent up to the Lords :

These passed afore.


Small Suits.


These were 3. read, and passed this Day.

Rous Smyth.

Upton Spencer.

All sent up to the Lords by Mr. Secretary Herbert, and others.


Mr. Hare: - Matter of our Right in Form of a Law. -

To give us Furtherance for the Course of such a Bill, as may ease us of the Burden of Purveyors.

Sir Tho. Ridgeway : - Omni modo debet esse sollicitus, qui vult esse securus. -

That there may be some Care taken for the King's Wants, and Necessity.

Sir Wm. Morrice: - For Two Subsidies, and Four Fifteens more.

Mr. Bond: - To enter into Composition, is to fall a sarpagine in ignem; out of the Frying-pan into the Fire. -

The Sinews chiefly founded in the Head. -

If there be a Contraction in the Treasure, the Head, there must be a Cramp in the Whole. -

Subsidy and Four Fifteens, 250,000 l. .

The King in Debt, 750,000 l.

This Body wasted with a continual burning Fever. -

To restore this Body. -

To call another Parliament, will eat a Subsidy. -

To do what we shall do, to do it now.

To enable the King to fight the Lord's Battles.

Mr. D. Swale and Hone bring from the Lords Two Bills:

St. Bees.

Naturalizing of Sir James Areskin.

Sir Maurice Berkley : - That we may resolve of the Matters of Purveyors: -

That the Bill may pass: -

That no Man can give us Assurance, that it shall not pass : -

Not the King himself.

The Hearts of Princes in the Hands of God. -

To pass the Bill. -

To raise a yearly Revenue to the King and his Posterity. -

Mr. Wilson : - In all Consultations, wherein there is Difficulty, to take the middest Way.

For the Composition.

Mr. Dyet: - Quest, whether we shall have the Execution of Justic.

Sir Wm. Stroud: - Quest, whether any more Conferences : - Whether Composition.

Mr. Hyde: - The King sent a gracious Message. - Have we done any thing to divert this Course ?

The King gave Thanks : - Well contented. -

Felo de se the worst of all Felons. - Not to kill the Bill ourselves. -

Whether a Composition, admitting Security : -

Whether, receiving, for that we have offered. Thanks; whether to offer more: -

Whether the Bill shall proceed. -

To give the King the Privy Seals freely, by those of the better Sort. -

Resumption of some of his Gifts. -

Such as have been spared, to give freely something. -

No further Charge in ordinary Subsidies.

Mr. Martin.: - The State of the Question altered. -

1 Mariae, Mr. Chancellor, Sir John Fortescue, of the Parliament-house, and ever since. -

Prerogative and Liberty, Captious Questions, -

Theodosius Emperor, like our King: - Princeps, quamvis sit solutus legibus, legibus tamen dirigitur. -

As I am anima legis, I will see the Law executed. -

Ignavum pecus, Purveyors: - Drones of the Commonwealth. -

Licence of Alienations, 60,000 l. - Pardoned at his Coronation. -

Pax et justitia osculati sunt illum: - In the King's Time. -

The Necessity of the engaged Realm. - The Realm must pay the Credit, - : -

Advantage of every Subject in a foreign Debt. -

Jus repraesentationis. -

Gratia ab officio, &c. - To do it quickly, and cheerfully. -

No Conference, but a Committee for our own Offers. -

Take the Thanks ourselves.