Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 18o Februarii
Member being a Mayor.
Mr Gay informeth the House, that he is returned a Burgess for the City of Bath, and is Mayor of the same City ; and besides, One of the principal Men of their City hath murthered himself, and his Wife; and that the Mayor is the only Coroner; and therefore desireth Leave to go home.
Ineligibility of a Scotchman not naturalized.
Privilege - Member excommunicated.
Mr. Selden moveth, from the Committee, concerning Sir Ro. Howard, who is excommunicated; he may be dispensed with from receiving the Communion To-morrow, and yet sit in the House after, till other Order taken. Upon Question, granted.
Privilege- - Member discharged from Arrest, &c.
Mr. Gifford brought in with the Keeper of the Gate-house, the Bar down: The Writ of Habeas Corpus handed up to the Clerk, and the Writ and Return by him read; and then Mr. Speaker discharged Mr. Gifford, and wished him to take his Oath, and then to take his Place in the House.
Affairs with Fraunce.
Mr. Whitby reporteth from the Committee for Grievances, that all our Merchants Goods, Books, Debts, and Specialties, and Arrest of Ships, English and Scottish, in divers Places in Fraunce. - The Committee thought this Business required a speedy Redress; but the Manner of it left to the Judgment and Direction of the House.
Mr. Greene, Sir H. Martyn, Mr. Rich. Spencer, Mr. Kirton, Sir A. Ingram, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Jo. Ellyott, Mr. Pymme, Sir Ro. Maunsell, Mr. Chancellor Duchy: This Committee hath Power to send for any Records, or Persons, to inform them: - To meet upon Monday Morning, Court Wards.
Committee for Trade, &c.
Mr. Dyett: - That the Inhabitants of the City of Lichfeild prescribe in modo decimandi, for Non-payment of Tythe of Wool and Lamb, in Consideration, that they repair the Chancel of the Church of . . . which, of common Right is to be repaired by the Parson. - Moveth, the Parties interested may be heard by their Counsel at the Committee; and to have Notice; and some Ten Days time, before the Committee sit, in regard of the far Distance of Lichfeild from hence. -
Committed to Mr. Treasurer, Master of the Wards, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Chancellor Duchy, Sir Geo. More, Mr. Dyett, Knights and Burgesses of Staffordshyre, Sir Ro. Harley, Mr. Pymme, Mr. Selden, Mr. Wingfeild, Mr. Jo. Drake, Sir H. Poole, Sir A. Ingram, Mr. Rolles, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Wm. Constable, Sir Ew. Thelluall, Sir Wm. Bowyer, Sir Jo. Stradling, Sir H. Martyn, Sir Jo. Davers: - Tuesday sevennight. Two Clock, Exchequer Chamber.
Committed to Mr. Chancellor Duchy, Mr. Spencer, Mr. Rolle, Sir Tho. Middleton, Mr. Mallett, Sir H. Poole, Mr. Delbridge, Mr. Wentworth, Sir G. More, Sir Wm. Walter, Sir Wm. Spencer, Sir Nich. Saunders, Sir Jo. Savyle, Sir A. Ingram, Mr. Greene, Knights and Burgesses of London, Burgesses of Port Towns, Sir Jo. Stradling: - Monday, Two Clock in the Exchequer Chamber: And he to be heard by his Counsel, if he will.