Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 4 Junii
L. 1a. AN Act for the Reversal of a Decree in the Court of Wards and Liveries, against John Estofte Esquire,concerning, and for the Assurance of, certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, therein and hereafter mentioned, unto the said John Estofte, and his Heirs, for ever.
A Petition from the Planters of the Summer Islands. - Sir Edw. Coke, Sir W. Earle, Sir Nath. Rich. Sir D. Digges, Sir Ro. Pye, Sir Tho. Grantham, Alderman Molson, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir P. Hayman, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr. Coke, Mr. Harrison, Sir Ch. Morrison, Mr. Pymme, Mr. Mathewes, Mr. Kirkham, Sir M. Fleetewood, Sir Ro. Phillippes, Mr. Rolles, Alderman Clitherow: - To-morrow Afternoon, Two Clock, in Exchequer Chamber.
Members' Arguments to be entered.
Sir H. Martyn and Mr. Glanvyle to bring into the House their Arguments before the Lords; and their Assistants to peruse and allow the same, before it be brought in; that so it may be entered in the Journal.
The Scarcity, Dearness, and other Abuses about Powder, to be examined by a Committee; and what hath become of the Powder, upon Return of the Fleets. Power given, to send for the Keepers of the Store, and Clerk of the Deliveries, and all Officers of the Ordnance, to know, what became of the Powder carried out, and what Store left: And that this Committee have Power to enquire of the Conveyance of Ordnance beyond the Seas; how much, and whither.
Sir Edw. Coke, Sir Jo. Ellyott, Sir Tho. Dacres, Sir Ro. Pye, Sir A. Ingram, Mr. Waller, Sir Ro. Mansfeild, Mr. Coriton, Sir Edw. Basse, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Sackvyle Crew, Mr. Earle, Mr. Mathewes, Sir P. Hayman, Sir Ro. Phillippes, Sir Francis Steward, Mr. Evelyn, Sir D. Digges, Mr. Eversfeild, Sir Wm. Walter, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Edw. Gyles, Mr. Whitakers, Sir Ro. Cotton, Sir Jo. Heppesley, Mr. Barker, Mr. Harrison, Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Pymme, Sir Ch. Morrison, Alderman Clitherow, Mr. Coke, Mr. Kirton, Mr. Royden, Mr. Hackwill, Mr. Bisse, Sir Edw. Dennys: - Two Clock this Afternoon, Court of Wards.
Charge against Manwaring.
L. 2a. An Act for Restitution in Blood of Carey Raleighe, Son of Sir Walter Raleighe, late attainted of high Treason; and for Confirmation of certain Letters Patents, made by our late Sovereign Lord King James, to John Earl of Bristoll, by the name of John Digby, Knight: - Committed to Sir Ro. Killigrew, Mr. Tomkyns, Mr. Godfery,
Sir Tho. Lucy, Sir Francis Darcy, Sir Tho. Dacres, Captain Brett, Sir Tho. Grantham, Sir Francis Glanvyle, Sir Charles Thynn, Sir Jo. Scudamore, Mr. Glanvyle, Mr. Noy, Mr. Littleton, Mr. Coke, Sir Edw. Leech, Sir Jo. Jackson, Sir Tho. Badger, Mr. Browne, Sir Jo. Stanhope, Sir Tho. Hatton, Lord Lambert, Sir Ro. Harley, Sir Lewys Dyve, Sir Francis Drake, Lord Carey, Mr. Rolles, Sir James Perrott, Sir Peter Hayman, Mr. Ashpernon, Sir Roger Palmer, Sir Wm. Carnaby, Mr. Kirton, Mr. Hackwill :
Want of sufficient Pay, for Wages, and Freight. Mischiefs upon our Ships and Men abroad: Commanded by young and unexpert Commanders : Not good Provision for sick Men in the Voyages : Long Journies to the Mariners : Ill-clothed: Long kept, then infect the Ships : Clothes provided for them, but not delivered, till shipped ; and before that Time, for want of them, infected.- -
Inconveniencies after the Employment: Not paid, either for Ships, or Wages for Men, after their Return. This hindereth new Building of Ships, and Repairing of Ships. Where Sixteen in One Year new built, now in Three Years not above Eighteen. - Build now unserviceably, that they may not be taken. -
Three Points propounded, for Remedies: 5s. per Ton allowed to every Ship, above 100 Ton : Now would have it for 150: To be duly paid: Proof to be made hereof in the Admiralty: Certificate from thence, and then Payment by some certain Officer. -
Consideration, how the Arrearages to the Mariners, and Owners of Ships, may be paid : This to be done out of these Subsidies; and his Majesty, for the future, to publish, where, and of whom, they shall be paid.
Serjeant Davenport and Serjeant Berkeley bring from the Lords a Bill, intituled, A Bill for Naturalizing of John Aldersey, Mary Aldersey, now the Wife of Ro. Crane, Ann Aldersey, Eliz. Aldersey, and Marg. Aldersey, Children . . .