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, 19o Aprilis
E. of Devon's Estate.
L. 1a. AN Act concerning the Inheritance, Freehold, and Possessions, of Wm. Earl of Devonshyre.
Unity in the Church, &c.
Bill for Unity of Church and Commonwealth, - Two Clock this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.
L. 1a. An Act for the more due Election of Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, to serve in Parliament.
Sir T. Mounson.
A Motion made, for longer Time for Sir Tho. Mounson: But denied.
L. 2a. An Act against scandalous Ministers, and unworthy: - Committed to Sir Francis Barrington, Sir W. Earle, Sir Jo. Hotham, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Whitaker, Sir Francis Finch, Mr. Pymme, Sir Wm. Fleetewood, Mr. Packer, Mr. Mathewes, Sir Francis Seymour, Sir Ro. Brooke, Mr. Jordan, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Rolles, Mr. Attorney Wards, Mr. Sherfeild, Mr. Coriton, Sir Ro. Pye. Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Knightley, Sir Row. Cotton, Sir Jo. Jackson, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Sir Wm. Constable: Tuesday, Two Clock, Exchequer Chamber.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Nevyll hath Licence to go into the Country, and to return within Three Weeks.
Sir Wm. Hervy hath also like Leave.
Sir W. Earle reporteth from the Committee for Examination of Complaints against Deputy Lieutenants, a Complaint made from Taunton against Sir Jo. Stoell and Mr. Wm. Waldron. - 100 Soldiers sent to be billetted at Taunton; billetted there with good Content, for Two Months together. Sir Jo. Stoel, conceiving Displeasure against the Town, for their Election of the Burgesses for this Parliament, got to him Mr. Waldron, and removed, by their Warrant, Twelve of them, to be billetted in the best Mens Houses of the Town, whereof the Mayor, and Mr. Browne, the Recorder, Two. They, being thus backed, entered violently into Mens Houses, and threatened to burn the Town. Mr. Browne's Wife so terrified, inforced to leave the Town. -
1. The Ground of this Displeasure was the Election made of their Burgesses.
2ly, The Wrong done to Mr. Browne, a Member of this House, during his Attendance here. -
The Committee thought fit, the Two Deputy Lieutenants to be sent for by the Serjeant.
Upon Question, Sir Jo. Stoell and Mr. Waldron to be sent for, to answer the Misdemeanor objected against them.
Bromfeild, &c. Tenants.
L. 3a. An Act for the Establishing of the Estates of the Tenants of Bromfeild and Yale, in the County of Denbighe, and of the Tenures, Rents, and Services, thereupon reserved. -
Much Dispute about it, pro et contra. -
Obdormit, without any Question, or Resolution, about it.
A Petition from Christofer Levett, read.
Upon Question, this Petition not to be retained.