Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 10 Februarii, 1625
Mr. Coryton moveth for Peter Hutchyns, a Servant of Mr. Whitaker, a Member of this House, arrested upon Monday last, upon a rneane Process.
The Keeper of the Prison to be sent for, to be here To-morrow.
Motion, for Mr. Pymme his Man to have Privilege, to stay the Suit; it concerning Mr. Pymme. - Granted.
Sir H. Poole, moveth for Privilege, to stay a Suit commenced by Sir Steven Lesure as against him. - Granted.
Sir Tho. Dacres electeth for the County of Hertford, and waveth the Burgess-ship of Higham Ferrers.
L. 1a. An Act for establishing the Foundation of the Hospital of King James, in Charter-house, founded at the Costs of . . Sutton Esquire.
Message from the King - Member being Sheriff, elected.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer delivereth a Message from his Majesty; That, taking Notice of an Order here, to send our Writs, upon double Returns, taketh also Knowlege, that Sir Edw. Coke, being Sheriff of Buckingham, and being returned One of the Knights of the Shire for Norfolke, contrary to the Tenor of the Writ, hopeth, this House will do him that Right, as to send out a new Writ. Mr. Chancellor of the Duchy moveth, to refer this to the Committee of Privileges; and report to the House their Opinions of the Law, and Usage. - Resolved: - And to be first heard.
Sir A. Ingram moveth, the Titles of the old Bills may be read.
Sir Ben. Rudyard moveth concerning Religion: Where-of his Majesty hath given many ample Testimonies of his great Care. - The King's late Proclamations: The Life given to the Execution of Laws against them, by Commissions, and Letters. - Moveth, a Supply to the poor Ministers Livings. - Scandalous Livings, as well as scandalous Ministers. Two Ministers, in Lancashire, found to be unlicensed Alehouse-keepers. - Moveth, a Committee, to consider hereof.
Mr. Pymme moveth this Committee may also consider of certain other Articles, set down last Parliament, but not put into [the] Petition; or any Thing else concerning Religion.
Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Secretary, Mr. Chancellor Exchequer, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Chancellor Duchy, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir Ewb. Thelluall, Mr. Pyme, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Edw. Payton, Sir Edw. Scott, Sir Wm. Udall, Sir Francis Goodwyn, Mr. Sherland, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Wm. Walter, Mr. Drake, Sir Tho. Middleton, Sir W. Earle, Sir A. Temple, Sir A. Ingram, Sir M. Fleetewood, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Wm. Boulstrode, Mr. Palmer, Sir H. Whyteheade, Sir Ed. Hales, Sir H. Poole, Sir Peter Hayman: And every one, that will come, to have Voice : - Monday next, Two Clock, in the House. To consider of all Points concerning Religion; and to present their Opinions to the House.
Sir Jo. Ellyott propoundeth, First, in general, the Supply for the Country, for Relief of their Grievances, &c. -
For Particulars; 1. The Consideration of the King's Estate : 2. The Account of the Subsidies, and Fifteens, granted 21 Jac. and therein (as included) the Examination of the Carriage and Miscarriage of the last Fleet: 3. Misgovernment, Misemployment of the King's Revenues, Miscounselling, &c. -
Moveth, a special Committee, to take a Consideration hereof.
Sir Geor. Goring taketh Exception, to the Word " Courtier."
Sir Jo. Ellyott heard, to explain himself.
For Mr. Gifford; Sir Tho. Jermyn moveth, that, because the Indentures of Election are dated 30o Jan. where Election, he was elected 7o Jan. moveth, the Committee for Privileges may examine the Matter in Fact, for the Time of his Election. - Resolved. - And the Town Clerk, Mr. Mallowes, to attend the Committee.
For Sir Tho. Badger his Man; the Consideration of the Manner of the Delivery of one in Execution, referred to the Committee of Priviliges; and to report the same to the House.
Writ in room of Attorney General.
A new Writ, for Choice of another Burgess for the Borough of East Grinsteade, in the Room of Sir Ro. Heath, his Majesty's Attorney General, according to the Precedent of 12 Jacobi.
Mr. Solicitor electeth for Bridge-norton, and waveth Guilford.
Motion made, for Committees of Greivances, of the whole House. - Wednesday and Friday, during the Parliament; with Power to make a Sub-committee ; and with Power to send for any Persons, Records, &c.
Courts of Justice.
A Committee of the whole House, for Courts of Justice, upon Tuesday every Week; with like Power.
And for Trade, upon Thursday every Week; with like Power.
The Committee for Grievances to take Consideration of [all] the Grievances, exhibited sithence the Beginning of King James his Reign; and how they have been answered, and reformed.
Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Pymme, Sir H. Poole, Sir Jo. Ellyott, Mr. Herberte, Sir P. Haman, to peruse the Clerk's Entries, every Saturday, in the Committee Chamber, between Four and Five Clock.