House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 10 April 1606

Pages 295-296

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, 10o Aprilis, 1606


A MOTION for one Sayres, Servant to the Clerk, for Privilege of the House.


1. Reading: - B. For the Draining of Fens, &c.


Sir Henry Billingsley, Mr. Fuller, Treasurers appointed for Collection.


Mr. Solicitor bringeth in the Bill of Subsidy, Saturday Morning to be read.


Sir Geo. Moore excuseth himself for Treasurer.

Mr. Martin moveth, that some Collection might be had for the Poor, as in former Parliament. - Account to be taken by the Committees for Privilege.

Ordinances in Wales.

Sir Herbert Crofts moveth, that some Words may be considered on ; and, since the Committee of the Lords meet this Day, about the Bill of Wales, that a Message may go from this House, that the Lords will not insist upon some superfluous Words : - Strike them out.

Thought to be without Precedent.

Sir Rob. Cotton. -

Free Trade.

Added to the Bill of free Trade ; Sir Wm. Harvy, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir John Savill, Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Sir John Hollis, Sir James Perrot, Sir Henry Poole, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. Pulleston, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Mr. Hare, Sir Rob. Johnson, Mr. Noy, Sir Rich. Lovelace, Sir Wm. Skipwith, Mr. Brook, Sir Rich. Bulkley : -

Saturday, Chequer Chamber.

Attainder - Gunpowder Plot.

2. Reading : - B. For the Attainder of divers Offenders in the late Treason, &c.

Mrs. Tresham and Mr. Tresham do desire to be heard with Counsel in the Bill of Attainders : And they are admitted.

Much disputed, whether the King's Counsel of this House should give Evidence.

Sir Edw. Hobby: - That it is against the Order, to be Judge and Counsellor.

Sir War. Heale, Mr. Martin. -

Sir Fr. Bacon: - All the King's Counsel be of the Upper or Lower House. -

If none here; if Mr. Attorney be commanded by the Lords, we cannot have it. -

The Oath of the King's Council to serve the King and his People. -

The Attorney in the Court of Wards, and Duchy, sign Informations, which concern the King; and sit as Judges. -

In the Star-chamber Reference to the King's Counsel, as well as the Judges.

Saturday, Evidence touching the Bill of Attainder, by Mr. Attorney at the Bar; and not by Mr. Solicitor and Sir Fr. Bacon, being Members of the House.


A Motion by Sir Antho. Cope, that the Grievances may be considered To-morrow in the Afternoon,

Bills from Lords.

Sir John Crook and Mr. D. Stanhope bring from the Lords Three Bills :

1. B. For the Naturalizing of James Desmaistres,

2. B. For clearing the Passage by Water, from London, to and beyond the City of Oxford.

3. B. For the Relief of John Roger, Gentleman.

Message: - That the Lords are in Conference about Matters of great Importance, and will send presently concerning them.

Ordinances for Wales.

Sir H. Crofts moveth, to send to the Lords for some Words of Surplusage in the Bill of Wales.

Controverted, whether any such Precedent.

8 H. IV. Rot. 11, a Precedent procured by Sir Rob. Cotton; where the Lower House sent for a Bill to the Lords, to be amended.

These Committees appointed to search the original Bill, Mr. Lieutenant of the Tower, Sir Rob. Johnson, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir John Heigham, Sir. Edw. Hobby. -

Leave of Ab.

Mr. Mutton hath Leave to depart. -


Sir Edw. Hobby to report it.

Mr. Bowyer to attend the Committee.

Desmaystre's Nat.

1. Reading: - B. For the Naturalizing of James Desmaystres.


A Motion, that in the Matter of Grievance for the Duke's Patent, such Testimonies as were taken by the Committees, ought to be copied for the Duke : - Concluded not, as against the Order.


These Committees are appointed to confer with the Lords, touching the Grievances in ecclesiastical Causes : Privy Council, the Lord Buckhurst, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir John Boys, Sir Wm. Liggon, Sir Nich. Saunders, Sir Fr. Goodwyn, Sir Wm. Skipwith, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Martin, Sir Rob. Mansfield, Sir Wm. Burlacy, Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Sir Walter Cope, Sir Vincent Skynner, Sir Wm. Wray, Sir Tho. Smyth, Sir Tho. Beamount, Sir Rich. Bulkley, Sir Valentyne Knightley, Sir H. Bromley, Sir Wm. Waade, Sir Fr. Barrington, Sir Gam. Capell, Sir Barnard Whitstone, Sir John Bennett, Sir D. Dun, Sir Chro. Perkins, Sir John Hobart, Mr. Hare, Mr. Bacchus, Sir Rich. Spencer, Sir Rich. Lovelace, Sir Wm. Stroud, Sir Tho. Crompton, Sir John Peyton, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Sir Jerome Horsey, Mr. Oliver St. John, Mr. Tate, Sir Warwick Heale, Sir Hugh Beeston, Sir Edm. Cary, Mr. Mercer, Sir Roland Litton, Sir Tho. Maunsell, Mr. Wentworth, Mr. Wyseman, Sir Roger Aston, Sir Edw. Grevill, Sir Edw. Ratcliffe, Mr. Noy, Mr. Perkinson; - Tomorrow in the Afternoon, in the Court of Wards, to prepare before-hand.

Attendance of Members.

That every Man should attend, at Eight a Clock in the Morning, the Service of the House, that then Bills might be put to Question.


Mr. Attorney General, Mr. D. Stanhope, and Mr. D. Hone, a Message from the Lords, of Three Parts:


The first is for a Conference to be had with * * * concerning the Bill of Purveyors, which was committed. -

Free Trade.

Conference touching the Bill of free Trade into Spaine, Portugall, and France. - The Lords commend the Care. -

Business to be done.

The Lords having fallen into Consideration of all Bills of greatest Importance, of a more speedy Passage, they have had a most honourable Care of the Union, without any either unnecessary Delay, or unseasonable Deliberation. -

The Commissioners Labour : - Writing the Causes of Delay.

Proceedings in the barbarous Conspiracy, incident. -

They desire a Conference. -

The Bills depending : -

The Sickness growing : - Charge. -

Whether at the next Session. -

If we think fit, they will join. -

Honour, Weal, and public Good of both Kingdoms. -

Forty Lords To-morrow, for all Three. -

It will require some Time after Easter.


Answ. They will be ready to give Conference with Eighty.


Committee for Grievances. -

Free Trade.

Free Trade. - Saturday.


All Committees till Saturday.


All Commissioners for the Union, in the Conference.


The Committees to meet here this Afternoon, about all Matters of the Conference Tomorrow.