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, 15o Martii
L. 2a. AN Act for the Securing of the Lordship or Manor of Goteland, alias Gothland, and the Tenants of the same, under the most excellent Prince Charles his Highness, from the Incumbrances of Sir Rich. Ethrington, Knight: - Committed to Sir Jo. Savyle, Sir. Tho. Hobby, Mr. Wandesford, Sir Tho. Savyle, Sir Jo. Walter, Mr. Secretary Cottington, Mr. Shervyle, Knights and Burgesses of Yorkeshire, Sir Tho. Escort, Sir Geor. Dalston, Sir H. Poole, Sir Tho. Trevor, Sir J. Clifton : - Thursday, Two Clock, Court of Wards.
Sir Geor. More moveth, for the Bill of Arms to.. brought in, or a new Bill to be made, and brought in. Mr. Alford, accordant.
Resolved, A Copy to be brought of the old Bill.
Welch Cloths, &c.
L. 1a. An Act for free Trade and Traffick of Welch Cloths, Cottons, Frizes, Lining, and Plains, in and through . . . Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales.
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Mr. Alford: - To look out the Bills concerning the Chancery. - Resolved, to have them brought in.
Sir H. Spiller moveth for the Bill of Elections.
Sir Edw. Coke, Sir H. Poole, Sir H. Spiller, Mr. Recorder, Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Glanvyle, Sir Jo. Walter, Sir Clement Throckmorton, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Geor. More, Attorney Wards, Mr. Alford, Sir Jo. Savyle, Sir Francis Seymor, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Tho. Post. Hobby, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Brooke, to take the Two Bills for Elections, and to draw them into One Bill.
L. 1a. An Act against scandalous and unworthy Ministers.
The Question now debated in the House, who shall amend the Return made of Charles Maynard.
Resolved, The Bailiff of the Town is to amend it, and not the Clerk of the Crown. The Return to be sent down, to that Purpose, to the Bailiff in the Country; and to return John Maynard for One of the Burgesses for that Borough.
For Sir Francis Popham's Election: - That the Committee, by Plurality of Voices, thought, others, besides the Bailiff and 12 Burgesses, should elect.
Mr. Barkeley : - That an ancient Incorporation before 1 Mariae, when a new Charter obtained. - That .... Ed. VI. the Return made by the Bailiff and Burgesses, pro se et aliis. That " Ballivus et Burgenses," et " Ballivus et duodecim Burgenses," all one. - Altering of Elections, long continued, dangerous.
Mr. Justice Winch and Serjeant Davys, bring a Message from the Lords; That their Lordships desire a Conference with the Committees, who attended the King Yesterday, about making the Report of his Majesty's Answer Yesterday to both Houses; the rather, because some Mistakings have been spread abroad of it; and the Prince hath sithence attended his Majesty, who hath given his Highness Authority to explain the same.
The Messengers called in, and Answer: The Committees will presently give a Meeting, as desired.
The Committee went up. Mr. Solicitor to report back.
Mr. Whitfeild reporteth the Bill of inferior Courts, with some few Amendments; which twice read. -
Re-committed to the same Committees: Mr. Wentworth, Mr. Whystler, Mr. Sawnders, Mr. Clarke, Sir Tho. Bellasys, Sir Jo. Walter, Mr. Attorney Wards, Sir P. Ryddall, to be added.
Under-sheriff of Cambridge.
A Petition from the Under-sheriff of Cambridge, read.
Resolved, This to stay till the House be full, To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock, and then to be heard.
And then next ingrossed Bills to be put to Passage.
L. 1a. An Act to make Ministers, and other spiritual Persons, capable of Leases of Lands, for the Behoof of their Wives and Children.
L. 2a. An Act for the freer Liberty of Fishing, and fishing Voyages, to be made and performed in the Sea-coasts and Places of Newfoundland, Virginia, New England, and other the Sea-coasts and Parts of America: - Committed to Sir Ed. Coke, Mr. Wandesford, Mr. Brooke, Sir Tho. Middleton, Mr. Sherfeild, Mr. Bateman, Sir Geor. Chudleighe, Mr. Ducke, Mr. Attorney Wards, Mr. Lenthall, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Farrar, Mr. Whyteway, Mr. Mynn, Mr. Sherwyll, Mr. Neale, Sir A. Ingram, all the Burgesses of the Sea-ports, Sir Edw. Pitt, Sir B. Hicks, Sir P. Mutton, Sir Jo. Strangwayes, Sir Edw. Gyles, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir G. Horsey: - Wednesday, Two Clock, Court of Wards.
L. 2a. An Act for Abbreviation of Michaelmas Term. -
Mr. Fanshaw: - That the Prothonotaries, and other Term, experienced Officers, may, by Authority of the Committees, be sent for, and conferred with. - Resolved.
Sir Ed. Coke: - Midsummer Term the longest Term in the Year, having Seven Returns, till amended 37 H. VIII. -
Committed to Sir Edw. Coke, all the Lawyers of the House, Mr. Cholmeley, Mr. Cage, Mr. Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Ed. Gyles, Sir Geor. Stradling : - Thursday, Inner Temple Hall, Two Clock.
Relief of Creditors.
L. 1a. An Act for Relief of Creditors against such Persons, as die in Execution.
L. 1a. An Act for Preservation of Salmons; and Trouts, and Peals of the Sea.
L. 3a. An Act for Confirmation of Wadham College in Oxford, and the Possessions thereof: - Upon Question, passed.