Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 20o Martii
ORDERED, That the Ship-carpenters, near London, shall not exact, demand, or receive, any Money, by virtue of their Patent, until their Patent be brought in to the Committee of Grievances, and the same be considered of, and further order be taken therein by the House.
Committed to Sir James Perrott, Sir H. Poole, Sir Jo. Dormer, Sir George Moore, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Carvyll, Sir Geor. Chaworth, Mr. Weston, Mr. Smyth, Knights and Burgesses Lincoln, Sir Jerome Horsey, Sir A. Ingram: - Thursday, Exchequer Court.
Committed to Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir A. St. John, Sir Peter Fretchwell, Mr. Weston, Sir Talbott Bowes, Sir Ro. Askew, Sir Myles Sands, Sir Tho. Hinton, Mr. Brooke, Sir Jo. Cutts, Sir Francis Darcy, Mr. Drake, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Chidleighe, Sir Tho. Wyse, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Wentworth, Mr. Serjeant Towse, Sir H. Poole: - To-morrow Afternoon, Exchequer Court.
Sir F. Michell, &c.
Order in Speaking.
Lord Chancellor Bacon.
Sir Edw. Coke, Sir Edw. Gyles, Sir S. Sands, Sir Edw. Sackvyle, Mr. Alford, Sir Francis Seymor, Sir Ro. Phillippes, Sir D. Digges, Sir Edw. Sands, Mr. Noye, Sir Tho. Row : These to examine Churchill, according to Sir Ro. Phillippes' Motion.
Sir Ro. Vernon : - Not to respect Wales so, as to prejudice England. - That these Cloths beneficial to be kept in the Kingdom. The Dyers, Dressers, and Carriers of these Cloths, like to be very prejudicial to many. - Moveth a Re-commitment, whereby Exportation out of Wales may be prevented.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer: - That the Cottons, Freezes, Linings, and Plainings, may not be sent away unwrought. - The French Patent a new Patent; which will be set on foot, when Exportation of these Commodities shall be allowed.
Sir Rich. Newport: - That he was of the Committee, and yet not satisfied. - Christ-church Hospital, in London, will lose 100 Marks per Annum. - Carriers: Inns: - Thousands of People employed about these Commodities. -
Privilege - Examining Members on Oath by Lords.
Mr. Attorney-general and Mr. Dr. Bird bring from the Lords a Message ; that they have considered of the Matters in the last Conference : They desire to proceed with all Care and Expedition : Desire to examine, upon Oath, divers Gentlemen of Quality; particularly Sir Geor. Hastings, and Sir Rich. Yong. That they have no Intention to violate any the Privileges of this House : but desire, these, and any other (though of this House) whose Testimony shall be needful, may, by private Motion to them, without further Message. - This to be done, as private Men, voluntarily. -
Privilege - Examining Members on Oath by Lords.
A Message to the Lords, at their next Sitting ; that, if their Lordships shall have Cause, in the Business concerning Lord Chancellor, or Bishop of Landaph, to examine any Member of this House upon Oath, House giveth them Leave, as private Men, and as voluntarily, to go unto them, upon private Notice, and be examined.
Bills of Conformity, &c.
Master of the Wards : - That the King hath taken Notice of the Bills of Conformity; which, he saith, worse than Protections. - How he hath been abused, and his Subjects wronged. - Sendeth Word, he would clear them all presently ; and all Protections, of any Nature ; that the Traffick of the Kingdom may go on; he conceiving this to be a principal Means of the Want of Money, &c. - That the King will, by Proclamation, or otherwise, as this House shall think fittest, provide for the present; and frame a Bill, for preventing the like in future.
And, for the future, a Bill; which to be drawn by all the Privy Council, Sir Jo. Walter, Mr. Crew, Mr. Noye, Mr. Solicitor, Chancellor Duchy, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir D. Digges, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Sir Tho. Low, Mr. Hackwyll, Sir Edw. Sackvyle, Sir Edw. Sands, Mr. Wentworth, Sir Jo. Bennett, Mr. Alford: - This Afternoon, in the Committee Chamber.
Lord Chancellor Bacon, &c.
Sir Ro. Phillippes reporteth from the Conference Yesterday; that the Lords accepted it with a great deal of Affection, as sensible of the Wrongs of the Commonwealth. - R. Answer by Lord Treasurer; 1. By Question, whether would not deliver it them in Writing. - Resolved, No : For no Cause; this consisting only of Two or Three Points, clear and plain. Next, for the Letters, and other the Things, which the Lords desired ; would acquaint the House; and doubted not, but it would be yielded. - That they would proceed in this Matter, with Care, Diligence, and Expedition.
For the particular : Churchill, - That, before October was Twelve-month, an Order for Dismission on both Parts: The Day after, Churchill - Lady Wharton took him in her Coach, carried him to Yorke-house: There she spake with my Lord. Thereupon Churchill ordered to stay the Dismission of Lady Wharton, but to suffer the other to stand. A Decree upon this.
Keeling, examined, confesseth that, near about passing this Decree, - took 100 l. made Keeling write down the Words she should use to my Lord, at her presenting it. - 100 l. delivered in a Purse, of her own working. This Decree made de bene esse. Made in October; but stayed till about June after, even till she paid my Lord Chancellor 200 l. more. - That Shute persuaded Lady Wharton to confer the Land upon my Lord Chancellor: That she would not yield, till had spoken with Keeling. Shute persuaded Keeling; who would not yield without a Power of Revocation. - That, upon this, the Composition of 300 l. followed. -
Keeling saith, he soliciting a Cause between Sir Jo. Trevor, and Askew ; where Six Injunctions, &c. and, for a final End, Sir Jo. Trevor gave my Lord 100 l. by Sir Rich. Yonge's Hands. - Five Pieces for a Day of Hearing last Michaelmas Term : - Clayton a Monopoly of this. - 40s. for an Hearing; 3l. and 4l. for an Injunction. -
Sir Ro. Philippes, after these Things, set down by Churchill and Keeling, shall be presented, and heard in this House, Sir Ro. Phillippes shall, at the Lords next Sitting, deliver these Things to the Lords.
Sir Ro. Phillippes to deliver to the Lords, this Afternoon, Three Letters from Landaphe to Edw. Egerton ; Three Copies of Letters from Awbrey to the Lord Chancellor ; a Copy of the Recognizance of 10,000 l. and of a Defeazance; and divers Orders, and One under Seal, De executione ordinis ; to be presented to the Lords; and all other Writings, Sir Ro. Phillippes hath.