Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 22o Aprilis
THO. Hill, a menial Servant of Mr. Rashley, and daily Attendant upon him, arrested at the Suit of Wm. Pemberton, Brewer, to have Privilege; and Pemberton, and the Serjeant, that arrested him, to be sent for by the Serjeant of this House, to answer their Contempt.
L. 1a. An Act for Explanation of a Branch of a Statute, made in the third Year of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King James, intituled, An Act for the better Discovering and Repressing of Popish Recusants.
Sir R. Greenevyle, &c.
The former Committee about the Petition of Sir Richard Greenevyle, &c. to meet at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber, to consider of the Contempt, and also, what fit now to be done in the Warrants to be sent for them, more than the ordinary Course.
Upon Question, Sir Bernard Greenevyle, in Respect of his Infirmity, and the Suit of his Son, to be spared his coming up.
Upon Question, Sir Reginald Mohun not to be spared.
Message to Lords.
Resolved, That a present Message shall be sent to the Lords.
A select Committee to go presently, to consider of the Message: -
Mr. Secretary Coke, Sir Edw. Coke, Mr. Selden, Sir D. Digges, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Mr. Chancellor Duchy, Sir Jo. Ellyott, Sir M. Fleetewood, Mr. Littleton, Mr. Wandesford: - Presently, in the Committee Chamber.
L. 2a. An Act, intituled, An Act for the more due Election of Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, to serve in Parliament. -
Upon Question, not to be committed.
Upon a second Question, not to be ingrossed.-Rejected.
L. 2a. An Act for the further Punishing of Adultery and Fornication: - Committed to Mr. Shervyle, Mr. Jordun, Sir Francis Barrington, Mr. Cooke, Sir Tho. Badger, Sir Tho. Jermyn, Mr. Packer, Sir Baptist Hickes: And all, that will come, to have Voice : - Saturday next. Two Clock, Court of Wards.
Message to Lords.
A Message, in Writing, brought in by Mr. Secretary Cooke; and read by him.; and allowed.
Mr. Secretary to deliver it.
L. 2a. An Act for free Liberty to marry at any Time of the Year: - Committed to Sir Ro. Harley, Mr. Godfrey, Sir H. Martyn, Mr. Coriton, Mr. Spencer, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Pyne, Mr. Knightley, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Rowse, Dr. Eden, Sir Ra. Hopton: All, that will come, to have Voice: - Friday Afternoon, Exchequer Court.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Secretary Coke reporteth from the Lords ; that the Message delivered to the Lords. - Would send Answer by Messengers of their own, in due Time.
Call of the House.
The Calling of the House to be deferred till this Day sevennight. To-morrow, at Eight Clock, the Knights of the several Shires to present the Names of the Recusants, &c. within their Counties.