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, 3o Maii
L. 1a. AN Act for the Annexing of Freyford Prebend, being in the Collation of the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfeild, unto the Vicarage of St. Marye's, near the Market-place of the City of Lichfeild, and for the Making the said St. Marye's, Church a Parish Church.
L. 1a. An Act for the Establishing of some Manors, in the several Counties of Cornewayle, Devon, and Dorsett, upon John Mohun Esquire, Son and Heir apparent of Sir Rey. Mohun, Knight and Baronet, according to the true Intent and Meaning of former Agreements between them had and made.
Trade to France.
L. 1a. An Act for the Upholding of the good Usage of Wool and Yarn, and for avoiding all Deceits in the Trading therein, for the better Maintenance of Clothing, and preventing Inconveniences, which heretofore and hereafter may hinder the same.
L. 2a. An Act for the making of the River Owse navigable from Humber to the City of Yorke: - Committed to Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Secretary, Mr. Mallory, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Ro. Askew, Sir Gervase Clifton, Mr. Hutton, Sir Tho. Low, Sir Francis Darcy, Sir H. Poole, Sir A. Ingram, Sir Tho. Hobby, Knights and Burgesses of Yorkeshyre, and Lincolne, Lord Clifford, Sir Rich. Yong ; - This Day sevennight, Exchequer Chamber.
Resolved, That, though a Matter ordered in the House, upon Question, yet, if after the same Matter come in again, by Bill, any Member of the House may speak to this Matter, pro or contra, as his Opinion is ; and the said Question, formerly made and passed, concludeth him not.
Sir P. Fretchwill: - Tobacco and Ale now made inseparable in the base vulgar Sort: These accompanied with Idleness, Drunkenness, Sickness, Decay of their Estates, &c. - Commendeth the Clause, inserted in the Condition for Alehouses. - Yet the Use, in some Cases, good; and therefore not to be totally taken away. - Wisheth the Advancement of the Plantation, in respect of Religion, Good of this Kingdom. - Is against the Restraint of planting Tobacco here: Which against the Liberty of the Subject. - Very good and wholesome Tobacco here.
Committed to Sir Edw. Sands, Sir M. Sands, Lord Candish, Sir Edw. Payton, Mr. Griffyth, Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Bertlett, Sir H. Myldmay, Mr. Drake : All, that will come, to have Voice: - Tuesday next, Exchequer Chamber.
Fees in Court.
Mr. Downes: - That the Clerks of the Crown, in the Palatyne of Chester, bind Men over of Purpose, for great Fees : And great Exactions - To have these therefore limited. To have the Fees established before the End of the Parliament, especially at Westmynster; because the Judges are to take their Information from the Clerks.
Master of the Wards: - This Bill will have many Enemies. - To extend further, than to the King's Time, for avoiding Taxing of the King's Times. - Not to tie the King from raising a new Office; but to have it limited, not to charge the Subjects. To name the Courts at Westmynster by Name. To set the Fees, during the Sitting in Parliament. To take the Time for Fees, that were 1 Eliz. - Fees in ecclesiasticial Courts. - When general, less Exception by Particulars.
Sir Edw. Coke, concordat, for the Extent beyond the King's Time. That Parliaments have dealt heretofore with new Offices. - 21 Ed. III. a Patent made, for Alnaging and Measuring of Worstead, which spoiled by Opening; which, at the Parliament, declared to be void. -
Committed to Sir Edw. Coke, Master of the Wards, Mr. Alford, Mr. Noye, Sir H. Poole, Sir Edw. Gyles, Sir Francis Darcy, Sir Geor. Moore, Sir M. Fleetewood, Sir Rich. Tichborne, Sir Edw. Sands: All, that will come, to have Voice : - Monday next, Star-chamber : And the Committee to have Power to send to the Officers of the several Courts, to bring in their several Fees, in Writing.
Mr. Noye : - Nothing now so dear, in this cheap Time, as Officers : As dear now, as Benefices. - To make a Law against Buying and Selling of Offices, which bindeth them to be Extortioners. To lay a Penalty upon the Buyer, Seller, and Broker, of Offices Buying. - A Committee to draw this Bill. -
Quarrel between Members.
Jurisdiction of Parliament.
Mr. Secretary: - That his Majesty hath made a Doubt of our Power in these Cases. That here we go about to justify our Power; which, doubteth, may draw a negative Answer from the King, and so bar us for ever. - To let that pass rather sub silentio.
Master of the Wards : - If we to deal only with the King, he so gracious, as nothing doubteth a good Answer from him. - Doubteth, this will be opposed. - That the Desiring the Confirmation of the Judgment, will draw the King, out of an equal Respect to the Lords, and us, to examine it.
House to sit.
Jurisdiction of the House.
Mr. Hackwill: - Against this Paper, as offered: For the Words, "that the Precedents of future Times shewed, that this did not bind," implieth, that we have Precedents to the contrary; which if we be put to prove, we cannot.
Judgment against Lord Chancellor Bacon.
Mr. J. Warberton and Mr. J. Chamberlayne bring from the Lords a Message: That they now ready to give Sentence against the late Chancellor, if this House, by their Speaker, will come up, and demand Judgment; Which desire to be done instantly.