Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 10o Martii
Earl of Hertford's, &c. estate.
L. 2a. AN Act to enable Wm. Earl of Hertford, and Sir Francis Seymor Knight, his Brother, to sell certain Manors and Lands, for Payment of Debts; and to establish others, of better Value, in lieu thereof.
Sir Jo. Ellyott : - - That, as informed, these Lands are entailed upon the Crown. -
Committed to Sir Ro. Phillippes, Sir H. Pool, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Ed. Gyles, Mr. Kirton, Sir W. Earle, Sir Jo. Drake, Mr. Weare, Mr. Crompton, Mr. Symmes, Mr. Wingfeild, Mr. Coryton, Sir Tho. Morgann, Sir Jo. Ellyott, Mr. Whitwicke, Sir Nevyll Poole, Mr. Drake, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Jo. Walter, Sir Walter Pye: - Friday, Two of the Clock, Court of Wards.
L. 2a An Act for confirming the Sale of certain Lands, sold by Sir Edw. Heron, Knight, unto Bevell Molesworth Esquire, and enabling the said Sir Edw. Heron to make Sale of other Lands, for Payment of Debts ; and Settling of certain Manors, Salt Marshes, and other Lands, upon Robert Heron, and Edw. Heron, Sons of the said Sir Edw. Heron, Knight, in Recompence of the same: - Committed to Sir Edw. Coke, Sir D. Digges, Mr. Brooke, Mr. Recorder, Attorney Wards, Sir Tho. Grantham, Mr. Hatcher, Sir Tho. Middleton, Sir Lewys Watson, Knights and Burgesses Lincolneshyre, Mr. Bateman, Sir Ch. Mountague, Sir Wm. Strowde: - Saturday, Two of the Clock, Court of Wards.
Attainted Persons Debts.
L. 2a. An Act for making the Estates of attainted Persons liable to the Payment of their just and due Debts -
Mr. Whitfeild : - That the Duchy Court's Power may be reserved.
Mr. Solicitor: - That this may extend to Lords of Liberties. -
Committed to Sir Edw. Coke, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Recorder, Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Brooke, Mr. Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Wm. Masham, Sir Francis Barrington, Mr. Cooke, Sir Jo. Walter, Attorney Wards, Sir D. Digges, Sir Wm. Spencer, Chancellor Duchy, Sir Geor. Moore, Sir Tho. Grymes : - To-morrow, Two Clock. Court of Wards.
L. 2a. An Act for Relief of Patentees, Tenants, and Farmers, of Crown Land, and Duchy Land: - Committed to Sir Edw. Coke, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Whitfeild, Sir Jo. Walter, Mr. Weare, Mr. Brooke, Mr. Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Geor. Moore, Attorney Wards : - Presently, in the Committee Chamber.
Sir Guy Palmes and Sir Peter Hayman are added to the Committee, for perusing the Clerk's Book: And they to peruse the Clerk's Book last Parliament, for Grievances, and for the Grievances of 7 Jac. and make Report thereof to this House.
Sir Edw. Sands reporteth from the Committee for Trade, that they desire, the Merchant Adventurers may bring in all their Patents, and Orders, concerning Trade. The Charter to the East-land Company much complained of, restraining Bringing in of Masts, Cordage, &c. - That this Patent may be brought in.
Ordered, the Merchant Adventurers shall bring in their first and latter Patents, and Orders: - So for the East-land Company : - To-morrow, to the Committee for Trade.
The Serjeant reporteth, he had found, where Sir Tho. Gerrard sometime lieth, viz. at Mr. Ireland his Chamber in Grayes Inn; and where his Horses and Men lie, viz. at the Red Lion in Holborne.
Sir Ro. Killigrew: - To send for the Principal of Lyverpoole, who knew he was a Recusant when they chose him.
Ordered, The Clerk of the Crown shall bring in the Return of Sir Tho. Gerrard, that further Order may be taken.
Ordered, The Serjeant at Arms shall further, by the Warrant of this House, search for Sir Tho. Gerrard, attach and bring him hither.
Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir H. Spiller, and Mr. Tho. Fanshaw, to examine whether Sir Tho. Gerrard be a Recusant convict, or no.
The Serjeant to bring hither any of Sir Tho. Gerrard his Servants, to be examined about their Master; and his Horses to be stayed.
Mr. Glanvyle reporteth from the Committee of Privileges, 1. For Monmouth. - Mr. W. Steward, a Scottish Man, not naturalized, returned ; but his Bills for Naturalization have twice passed this House. That he, in Modesty, hath forborne to sit here. That Levinus Muncke, only a Denizen, and Horatio Palevicyne, in like Manner sat here. But answered, that never Exceptions thereunto, nor the Question ever stirred. The Matter of great Weight; and therefore the Committee would deliver no Opinion, but leave it to the Judgment of the House.
2. 21 Petitions delivered in. - He hath kept the just Times of their Delivery in. - That the Committee thought fit, they should be heard in Order, as they came in.
Resolved., No more Petitions, about Returns already made, to be now received.
Resolved, The Petitions, already delivered in, shall hereafter be heard in Order, as they were delivered in, except the Two already begun.
For Mr. Steward.
Members not to sit, till naturalized.
Mr. Alford: - Not to admit of only Denizens to serve here. - For the Precedents, like to be tacite: - But to have Consideration of this Gentleman, because his Bill hath twice passed this House.
Mr. Glanvyle : - That he not capable to serve here, because only a Denizen, and not naturalized. If one, the greater Number may be returned, only Denizens. For the Precedents; they were never questioned, or debated here.
Sir D. Digges: - To do here, as in Sir Francis Bacon's Case ; that he, being Attorney, should, illa vice serve ; but never any Attorney-general after.
Sir Edw. Coke: - No Alien, denizated, can serve in this House. He, that naturalized, is by Act of Parliament, which maketh him a natural liege Man; but the Words of the Denizations are, tanquam ligeus. We have Assent to Naturalizations, none to Denizations. Many, under the Age of 21 Years, sit here by Connivancy ; but if questioned, would be put out.
Resolved, Mr. Steward hath dealt very worthily, in forbearing to come into the House ; and that he forbear to come, till he be capable, by being naturalized.
Members make Election.
Resolved, All the Members of this House, doubly returned, shall make their Election, for which they will serve ; and that those, now in the House, shall do it presently ; or else new Writs to issue for both.
Mr. Pymme elected for Towstocke: But no Writ to issue for Chippenham, till the Question about it be decided.
Mr. Comptroller electeth to serve for Middlesex.
Message from Lords.
Mr. Attorney and Mr. Serjeant Crooke bring from the Lords a Message; That they have passed some of our Seven Bills, and committed the rest; and return Sir Ho. Vere's Bill, with Amendment of One Word only; - " 17th," for " 7th." -
And have sent another Bill, for reviving, and making perpetual, of One Act, made 39o Eliz. (intituled, An Act for Erecting of Hospitals, and Abiding and Working-houses for the Poor) wherein, after the Vote of the House passed, they have observed an Omission, by an Interim of Six Years after -
The Word, " seventeenth," put out, and made " seventh ;" and then passed here.
Sir Edw. Coke reporteth the Bill for Relief of Patentees, with Amendments in the Title and Body of the Bill: Which Amendments twice read. - Ordered, To be ingrossed.
L. 1a. An Act for reviving, and making perpetual, of One Act, made 39 Eliz. intituled, An Act for Erecting of Hospitals, and Abiding and Working-places for the Poor.