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, 12o Martii
L. 1a. An Act for the Disuniting of the Hamlet or Village of Woodland, in the County of Devon, from the Parish of Ipplepen; and for the Erection of a Vicarage within the said Hamlet of Woodland, and for the Endowing of the same with competent and convenient Means, to maintain an able and sufficient Minister to serve the Cure there.
Reading of Bills.
Message from the King.
Mr. Secretary, from his Majesty: - That he taketh great Content, both in the Matter and Manner of the Receiving and Answering his Message by Mr. Attorney. Returneth his Thanks for this to the House; and that, as, in the Upper House last Day, he acknowleged, no Prince was ever so well used by any House of Parliament, as, he from this, wished, the same should be made known here. Giveth Thanks in particular, both to the whole Committee, and to those of Wales in particular, for their Readiness to yield him the Subsidy. Will be more ready to help all just Grievances, than they to desire it.
Bills of Grace.
Chairman of Committee, ill.
Sir Ro. Phillippes: - That Sir Edw. Sackvyle ill, who had the Chair for Courts of Justice; and that he had divers Petitions in his Hands, concerning it; whereof many frivolous, and clamorous; many of Weight and Consequence.
Sir N. Rich : - That not only the Bills of Grace, but a Bill to be drawn, to cut off Monopolies by the Root. - Nameth Mr. Crew and Mr. Noye, to that Purpose; who have already taken some Pains in it; and Sir Jo. Walter.
Bills of Grace.
Thanks to the King.
Sir Edw. Coke reporteth from the Conference with the Lords : - Where he kept himself secret for a while, but yet concealed not himself. - Commendeth the Two Lawyers; their speaking in the Lawyers Dialect, ad idem. - That, after they had done. Two great Officers of State made their Apology. They spake in Defence of that, wherein they rubbed by the Narrative of the Two Gentlemen. - That the last differed from the First, in the Warrant dormant; and that he refused to set his Hand to it. - Doubted, they had spoken, as from the Lords in general ; desired therefore to know, whether that, they had spoken, the Vote of all the Lords House. A general Voice, No. - That Sir Edw. Coke said, this House had adjudged the Patents void, both in origine, and executione. - That a great Lord justified his Proceeding (by way of Prevention) concerning Alehouses; wherein he a Referree.
Sir Ro. Phillippes: - Sithence this Matter for the Alehouses now stirred by the Lords, to have a full Review again of this Matter for the Alehouses ; and the Patentees to be sent for. - This to be done this Afternoon.
Persons sent for.
That, for the Businesses for Grievance, on Monday and Friday, many Petitions of Grievances, almost 80, in the House. - Moveth, every Petition may be answered: For not honourable to the King, or any Court of Justice. - Scarce any One yet answered. - Moveth, the great
Committee of Grievances may consider of them, and which they will deal with them themselves. For the rest; - that, for the scandalous, they may be rejected, with Rebuke; those, which fit for other Courts, to refer them, with Direction : For the rest; to refer the Examination and Preparation to a Sub-committee, for every one.
Member affronted at Committee.
Sir H. Spiller: - That this Motion calleth him to speak, 1. To the Honour. 2ly, To the Justice of this House. That a Motion lately made, for the Revenue of the Recusants Lands. That never 9,000 l. answered to the Queen. - That he was, at the Committee, affronted by one, sometime an Under-sheriff, with Omission. That, at a Committee, he was charged with a Member of this House, that he should have his full Load : That, within an Hour after, a Petition against him for Murther. That, when the Committee named -
Searching Records, &c.
That Two of the Committee have made a Warrant, to search in the Exchequer, That one Farrington (free of most Prisons in the Town) hath this Warrant: - Hath been in the Exchequer, and Pype. - That the Records attested by Eton and Grimston.
Sir Ro. Phillippes: - The Profit of his Majesty, the Honour and Justice of the House, now in Question. If any have deceived the King, fit to punish them. - That Sir H. Spiller hath been very forward to have this Business searched. - To examine him strictly; and to clear, or censure, him. - That Two of the Committee could not, without Direction of the Committee, authorize any to search the Records. That the Men, now authorized, branded, and not fit to be trusted with searching Records. Sir Wm. Strowde: - That in this Warrant to these Men, to search, Sir James Perrott hath erred; but worthy of the Favour of the House.
Sir Nath. Rich: - To put this Business off. Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer: - That Sir J. Perrott hath exceeded his Authority: - But, to have it proceeded in no further; but for a Caution, in all other like Cases. - Moveth, the Reading of the Amendments of the Subsidy.
Master of the Wards: - That this a Gift free. - Moveth, if any Exemption in this, it may be considered of: And none to be exempted; yet their Privileges to be preserved. Mr. Secretary, contra: - And to have it put to Question of ingrossing, as it is now passed.
Sir Edw. Sands: - To have no Alteration in it from that it is now. - Speaketh, both for the 5 Ports, and Universities; in respect of the Poverty of the 5 Ports, occasioned by their Decay of Trade, occasioned by Monopolies, and great Payments ; who more charged, than any other Part of the Kingdom: -
Conference - Patents, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Attorney and Mr. Dr. Bird ; That they have considered of the Matters in the Two last Conferences; find them weighty: Therefore desire another Conference of some selected Members of both Houses. - 24 Lords; reserving a Place for the Prince his Highness, if he please to honour it with his Presence. - To appoint a proportionable Number of this House. - The Place, the Painted Chamber. - To come prepared with all the Patents, Commissions, Proclamations, Writings, Examinations, and other Things, whatsoever, which may conduce to give Information, and ripen their Judgments, in this Business. - For the Time, refer it to this House; but desire it may be with all convenient Speed.
Hall and Fuller's Case.
Sir D. Digges, Mr. Crew, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Hackwill, Sir Edw. Sands, Sir Edw. Coke, all the Privy Council, Lord Cavendish, and Six Assistants, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Sir Edw. Cecill, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Sam. Sands, Mr. Drake, Sir Geor. Manners, Lord Lisle, Chancellor of the Duchy, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir Ro. Crane, Lord Wriothesley, Sir H. Poole, Sir Peter Fretchwell, Mr. Nevyll, Sir Francis Seymor, Sir Ro. Moore, Sir Richard Tichborne, Sir Geor. Fane, Mr. Mynn, Sir A. St. John, Sir Peter Hamon, Lord Clifford, Lord Pawlett, Sir Charles Morrison, Sir Ro. Phillippes, Mr. Jo. Murray, Sir Francis Goodwynn, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Geor. Moore, Sir Rich. Bulwer, Sir H. Withrington, Sir Beauchampt St. John, Sir Lewys Watson, Mr. Fetherson.