Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Twyford, &c. Manors.
L. 2a. An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir Sam. Deligne, Knight. - Committed to Sir Geor. Moore, Sir H. Poole, Mr. Chancellor Duchy, Sir Ro. Bevill, Sir Jo. Walter, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir W. Earle, Sir Wm. Ermyn, Mr.
Committed to Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir Geor. Moore, Sir J. Perrott, Mr. Willyams, Mr. Crew, Sir W. Earle, Mr. Gardon, Sir P. Haman, Sir Rich. Gravenor, Sir Wm. Strowde, Mr. Savadge, Dr. Zouch, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir J. Horsey, Sir Francis Barrington, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Wm. Boulstreade, Sir Tho. Wyse, Mr. Alford, Mr. Drake, Mr. Chidleighe: - Tomorrow Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Sir Tho. Wentworth : - To have a Committee, to reduce into Writing the Patents already damned, or hereafter to be damned, in this House ; to be prepared to be offered by the King; and all other Grievances, fit to be tendered by Petition to him. -
Sir Edw. Coke, Sir Edw. Sands, Sir Sam. Sands, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Crew, Sir W. Spencer, Mr. Noye, Sir D. Digges, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir A. Ingram, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Alford, Sir A. St. John, Sir H. Poole, Mr. Pymme, Mr. Hackwill, Sir Wm. Strowde, Sir Francis Fane, Mr. Chancellor Duchy, Mr. Keighley, Sir Tho. Low, Sir Jo. Walter, Sir Edw. Peyton: - This Day-sevennight, in the Court of Wards.
L. 2a. An Act for Probate of Suggestions in Case of Prohibition : - Committed to Sir Edw. Coke, Mr. Noye, Mr. Crew, Sir Jo. Walter, Sir Wm. Fleetewood, Mr. Mallet, Dr. Gouch, Dr. Zouch, Mr. Taylor, Sir Geor. Newman, Mr. Manington, Sir James Whitlocke, Sir H. Poole, Sir N. Rich, Sir Edw. Sands, Mr. Whitby : - Friday next, Exchequer Chamber.
Sir Edw. Sands reporteth the Bill for Tobacco. - The Committee hath yielded, to give the Patentees the first of October, for Restraint of Importation of Tobacco foreign : Yielded, upon their Promise to bring in no more than they have already contracted for. - That Michaelmas come-twelve-month, given the Parentees for to sell above the Rate of 8s. - Liberty given, to set Tobacco here, to use by the Planter, not for Sale. -
That they have already erected, in Virginia, Three or Four Iron Works, which Cost the Company 4000 l. - No better Iron in the World : - And Hopes of as good Silk to be made there as in Persia, because the best Mulberry Trees grow there.
Bishop of Landaph.
Bills from the Lords.
Sir Edw. Coke reporteth the Patent for Glasses. - 1. The Consideration failed : for no new Invention ; as proved by Certificates from divers Countries, and by Three Witnesses, viva voce, in the Affirmative: So as expressio falsi and supressio veri.
2ly. That the new Invention, only of making new Furnaces; not Power thereby for the sole Making of Glass : Therefore this Invention not to exclude Making of Glass by Wood, but only by Sea-coal. 3ly, That Restraint of Importation hindereth Trade, Shipping, Merchants, &c. 4ly, the Time of 21 Years too long. - For the Execution ; doubtful, whether the Glass now as good, as before. - That Inigo Jones, the Surveyor, said, the Glass now not so good as in ancient Times. - The Price also doubtful; whether now dearer, than before the Patent. -
Proceedings against Warden of the Fleete.
The first being read, concerning his Exacting of Fees, more than allowed 3 Eliz. he answereth, that, about 37 Eliz. the Lords of the Council took the Opinions of the chief Judges, for Explanation of the Orders 3 Eliz. and that he demanded no other Fees now, than according to their Explanation. That this Explanation is only for Diet
and Lodging; and, for other Things, other Committees were appointed; who made no Order against it: So as he hath done no other thing, but as his Predecessors. - Confesseth now, he findeth something more taken now, than warranted by the said Orders 3 Eliz. for which some other thing allowed again by him. - That, by the Orders 3o Eliz. 4 d. allowed the Warden for every half Day, and 6 d. for the Warden's Man :
7 s. 4 d. for the Dismission: This always received at first. The Fine, for all the Liberties of the House, about 58s. The 7s. 4 d. general for all. The other Fees; the Hall Commons, 33s. 4d. and several Fees.
To the 2d; he desireth a particular Charge, which he will confess, or deny. So to the first Part of the 3d Article : The latter Part denieth. - That he set a Guard upon Sir Francis Englefeild, yet let any come to him. This he did for about Two Days, to secure his Person. That he never -
To the 5th; that he hath oft provided against this : And denieth the Charge of this Article. Confesseth, he refuseth to let his Prisoners to burn Sea-coal, for fear of Danger. That he offereth any of them Wood, or Charcoal, as good, and as cheap, as abroad; or else giveth them Liberty to bring them in. That he letteth Three Cellars for 100 Marks per Annum.
To the 7th, for Whitbrooke; desireth the House will particularly examined. - That he knew of no Discontent between Boughton and him. - Spake of Boltons Ward; not that he would make Boughton his Keeper.
Mr. Solicitor: - That it hath appeared by the Warden's Examination, taken by the Attorney and him, that he was acquainted, almost at the Instant, with Floyde's Words against the King and Queen of Bohemia; and yet concealed it.
That the like Complaint made against the Warden of the Fleete, 2o H. IV. n 55 in the Parliament Rolls: That the Parliament referred the Consideration of the Fees to the Lords of the Council, and some of the Judges.
Sir Edw. Sands : - That the Committee may add, to every Particular of the Six Heads, some 6 Particular of the chief Charges against him. - And all the former Committees to be put in One. - To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Court of Wards.
Bishop of Landaph.
Sir Edw. Sackvyle reporteth, from the Lords, his Message concerning the Bishop of Landaph, according to the Substance of the Writing. - That the Lords answered, they had been so taken up with great Business, that they could not enter into this.