Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunae, 10o die Martii, 1605
1. Reading: Billa nova: - B. FOR Sale of certain Lands of Edw. Downes Esquire, for Payment of his Debts.
2. Reading:B. For Explanation of Branch of a Statute 1 Jacobi, touching Welsh Cottons : - Committed to Sir Roger Owen, Sir John Savill, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Stepneth, Mr. Pulleston, Mr. Gore, Sir Rob. Needham, Sir Henry Poole, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir Wm. Morrice, Sir Roger Wilbram, Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Burgesses of York, Sir John Ferne, Burgesses of Shrewsbury, Mr. Tey: - Thursday.
The Bill for the Wages of Spinsters and Weavers, &c. brought in from the Committee by Sir Henry Poole, with Amendments; and the Bill being ready, a Proviso was offered by Mr. Chock; twice read; and the Bill, with Proviso, to be ingrossed.
2. Reading: - The Bill for the Assurance of the Lands Walsh's of Walter Walsh Esquire: - Committed to Sir Oliver St. John, Mr. James, Mr. Throckmorton, Sir Wm. Liggon, Sir H. Baynton, Mr. Overberry, Mr. Fr. Moore, Sir Edw. Grevill, Sir John Hollis, Mr. Oldsworth, Sir Wm. Herbert, Burgesses of Glocester, Bristowe, and Worcester, Sir Herb. Crofts, Mr. Tho. Middleton, Mr. Fuller, Sir H. Mountague, Sir Tho. Somerset, Mr Martin, Sir H. Poole, Mr. Tate, Sir Roger Owen, Sir Edwyn Sandys, Sir Rob. Needham:- - Wednesday, Chequer Chamber.
Sir John Parker moveth, that a new Bill might be drawn for the Abridgement of Fees; that the Fees might be specially remembered; else the Bill in vain.
Agreed by the Committees, that the Fees should be quite left, and a new Bill drawn only for the Abuse.
Ordinances of Wales.
3. Reading: - The Bill touching the Ordinances of Wales. -
Much disputed. -
Sir Herbert Crofts first.
Mr. Yong, in Defence of my Lord President, and against the Bill, with a very long Speech.
Mr. Martin: - Taxing him for the Word undutiful; unseasonable, by this Court, to examine that, which the King had taken into his own Hands.
Mr. Pembridge: - The Certificate from Ludlowe, touching their Unwillingness to have it altered, contradicted.
Sir Wm. Morrice: - That the Four Counties were specially added, that the President might have Englishmen to subdue the Rudeness of the Walshmen, if they rebelled.
Mr. Fuller: - In Defence of the Bill, and the Proceeding of the Committee.
Mr. Hoskins: - Touching the Certificate from Hereford, under the Seal of the Mayor. -
Sir John Crook and Mr. D. Swale bring from the Lords Five Bills.
1. The Bill for the Relief of Prisoners in Executionand of their Creditors, in some convenient Manner.
2. A Bill for avoiding unnecessary Delays of Executions.
3. B. To reform the Multitudes and Misdemeanors of Attorneys and Solicitors at Law, and to avoid sundry unnecessary Suits and Charges in Law.
4. B. Against unlawful Hunting and Stealing of Deer and Conies.
Ld. Wyndsor's Estate.
5. B. For the better Sale of certain Lands of Henry late Lord Wyndsor, deceased, for Payment of his Debts, and better Performance of his last Will and Testament. -
Ordinances for Wales.
Mr. Dyett: - An Explanation by One Law: - A new Ordinance by another Law. - Against the Proviso.
Mr. Francis Moore: - Touching the Proviso.
Mr. Recorder: - Touching the Lordships Marchers:
- An Objection.
Sir Roger Owen : - Answereth the Objection.
Mr. Secretary Herbert: - That it was never decided this last Question.
Sir Herbert Crofts - Answereth Mr. Yong's Objections.
3. Reading : - The Bill for the better Explaining of a former Act, made in the four-and-thirtieth Year of the Reign of King Henry the eighth, concerning Ordinances made for Wales, and Establishing of the Government of the Lord President and Council there : - Passed, upon the Question.
Mr. Speaker reporteth, that the King desired to know the success of the Message.
Answered by Mr. Speaker. -
Would not prosecute the Composition, if inconvenient. -
If ye doubted of his Right, or Security, whether to be satisfied by the Judges.
Answ. No Conclusion, but referred to Dispute.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Rob. Harley hath leave to depart.