Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 10o Aprilis
Leave of Absence.
SIR Tho. Morgann hath Licence to go into the Country.
Ld. Morley's Estate.
L. 1a. An Act for the perfect Settling and Confirmation of the Estates, and Customs, of the Customary Tenants of the Right honourable Henry now Lord Morley and Mounteagle, Baron of Rye, within the Manor of Hornby, and elsewhere, within the Townships of Tatham, Gressingham, and Estridge, in com' Lancaster.
A Petition from Bridport, about the Election, read.
Deferred, till a Report thereof from the Committee.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Charles Berkeley, for special Occasions, hath Liberty to go down into the Country; and to return as soon as may be.
Message from the King - House to sit.
A Message from his Majesty, by Mr. Speaker; That his Pleasure is, that we should sit To-morrow, and Saturday, and begin again upon Monday, as he hath already sent the like Message to the Lords.
Message to the King for a Recess.
All the Privy Council of the House sent to the King, to acquaint him, that, in respect of our Order Yesterday, appointing the Calling of the House upon Thursday in Easter Week, which implied a Recess before, and his Majesty's Pleasure therein not known till now, so many gone down, and the House so thin, as the House desireth, there may, with his gracious Favour, be a Recess, till Thursday Morning in Easter Week.
Sir W. Earle reporteth from the Committee, appointed to examine the Offence of Mowden the Constable of Kingston. - That he, and the Soldiers, agreed to go to Rygate, to levy the Money Arrear upon the Hundred. 8 l. 12s. from Mr. Copley at Gatton. -
He produced, for this, a Warrant under the Lord Lieutenant's Hand, directed to the Bailiffs, that, if any refused, there should be Soldiers billetted upon them. He had no Warrant from the Bailiffs: Who carried themselves well. -
Jo. Scott, Petty Constable of Rygate, conducted them from Rygate to Gatton, at the Request (as he said) of Two Lieutenants, that went with the Soldiers.
This Committee hath Power to send for any Parties, Witnesses, Warrants, &c. And, because no Opinion now delivered from the Committee, re-committed, for that Purpose, to them.
Bromfeild, &c. Tenants.
Mr. Whitby reporteth the Bill of Bromfeild and Yale, without any Alterations. Ordered, This Bill to be read, for Passage, To-morrow sevennight.
Petition to the King - Billetting Soldiers.
The Petition, ingrossed, about the Billetting of Soldiers, read.
Upon Question, to be presented to his Majesty.
Debate, whether this shall be presented by Mr. Speaker to his Majesty.
Upon Question, this Petition to be presented by the whole House, with Mr. Speaker.
A Committee, to agree upon Heads for an Introduction, to be made by Mr. Speaker: To be agreed upon by Sir Ed. Coke, Sir D. Digges, Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Pymme, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Sir Ben. Rudyard.
A Letter, from the Mayor of Shrewsbury, read. Referred to the Committee for billetting Soldiers.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Stevens, in respect of his Wife's Sickness, hath Licence to go into the Country.
Sir Tho. Wroth hath like Leave, for Ten Days.
Sir Alexander Ratcliffe hath like Leave, till Monday after Easter Week.
A Petition, from Hanniball Vivion, read.
Resolved, To let this rest a while.
Mr. Secretary Coke reporteth, from his Majesty; that his Majesty, for many weighty Reasons, desireth there may be no Recess.
Members not to be absent.
Upon Question, Ordered, No more Members of this House shall now recede from the Service of the House, without Leave granted in the House after Nine Clock.
Upon Question, referred to a select Committee, to consider of our forbearing a Recess [at] this Time, and how it may not be prejudicial to this House. -
Sir Edw. Coke, Sir Ro. Phillippes, Mr. Alford, Mr. Coriton, Mr. Pymme, Mr. Noy, Mr. Selden, Sir P. Hayman, Sir D. Digges, Mr. Glanvyle, Mr. Hackwill, Sir Jo. Ellyott, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Sir Francis Seymor, Mr. Sherland, Mr. Littleton: - This Afternoon, in the Court of Wards.