House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 03 March 1607 (2nd scribe)

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, 3o die Martii, 1606

Marshalsea Court.

MOVED by Sir Robert Wingfield, for the Bill of Marshalsea.

Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Hedley, Sir Fr. Evers, Mr. Holt, Mr. Crewe, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Solicitor, all other Lawyers of the House, Sir Rich. Haughton, Sir Oliver Cromwell, Sir Robert Mansfield, Mr. Bond. -


1. Reading: - An Act for the Repealing of One Clause or Branch of a Statute, made in the First Year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord James, the King's Majesty, that now is, 37 Regni, intituled, An Act concerning Wherrymen and Watermen.


1. Reading: - Subscription.

Cutton Manor.

3. Reading [a]: - Act to convert the Manor of Cutton, &c - Mr. Hoskins report, with Amendments; which twice read; and, upon the Question, Ingrossetur.

Inundations in Somerset, &c.

Mr. Speaker moved, that some Committee might be appointed, to consider of the Relief for a Part of the Body - Somersetshire, Monmouthshire, &c. -

The King's Privy Council, the King's learned Counsel, Knights and Burgesses of Devon, Somersetshire, Glocestershire, and Monmouthshire, Hereford, Glamorganshire, Sir Fr Hastings, Sir H. Mountague, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Nath. Bacon, Sir Edw. Grevill, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Sir Fr. Goodwyn, Sir Tho. Challoner, Sir Geo. Fleetwood, Mr. Fuller, Sir Tho. Mounson, Mr. St. John, Sir Rich. Bulkley, Mr. Forsett, Sir Wm. Burlacy, Sir Geo St. Poll, Sir John Williams, Burgesses of all Port Towns, Sir John Hungerford, Mr. Gore, Sir Rob. Johnson, Sir Rol. Litton, Sir Fr. Barrington, Mr. Wyseman, Sir Tho. Lake, Sir John Savill, Sir Hugh Beeston, Sir Edw. Hobby, Sir John Heigham, Sir Rich. Hawkins, Sir John Peyton, Sir Rob. Phelips, Sir Wm. Skipwith, Sir Rob. Mansfeld, Sir Gam. Capell, Sir H. Poole, Sir John Trevor: - Saturday, Parliament House.

Union with Scotland.

Sir John Heigham, - for considering of the Message. -

The select Committee, that disputed, presently, in the Court ot Wards, to consider of the Message : Which was done accordingly.

The Message delivered in Writing, to the Committees ; and they retired into the Court of Wards, sitting the House.

Member absent without Leave.

Sir Fr. Hastings: - That Mr. Hyde, having Yesterday excused himself, and meaning to go out of Town, told all his Reasons of the Matter, and took his Leave.

The House this Day called it in question, and resolved, that Mr. Speaker should write unto him, that, if he returned before Saturday, the House is pleased ; if not, that he must be sent for.

Briefs to Bills.

All Committees to amend the Brief, when they amend the Bill.


3. Reading: - An Act for the Repressing of the odious and loathsome Sin of Drunkenness: - 3ly read, and upon the Question, much disputed ; Two Provisoes added; and the Bill, upon the Question, passed.

Bills from Lords.

Mr. D. Hone and Sir John Tyndall bring from the Lords Two Bills :

B. To restrain the Multitudes of inconvenient Buildings:

B. Against Dividing of Tenements, &c.

Union with Scotland.

Sir Edw. Hobby maketh Report of the Proceeding of the former Committee. - Resolved, that a Message may be sent to this Effect:

That forasmuch as we do conceive, the Scope of their Message, sent unto us Yesterday, and read in Writing, to be, to move us to a Conference about Naturalization in general, that is, as we understand it, only of the Conveniency and Limitations, for naturalizing, as well of the post-nati, as of the ante-nati; we will fall to a Consideration thereof among ourselves, as the Matter will bear, and then advertise their Lordships, and be ready to attend the Service.

Sir Edw. Hobby, by the House, sent to deliver the Message; and, for his own Memory, to use the Help of the Message written.

Letter to Members absent.

Mr. Martin moveth, touching Mr. John Moore, Mr. Nicholas Hyde, Mr. Gyles Tucker. Motion, touching all the Lawyers.

A Letter to be written to all the Lawyers there, with a resolute Advice, that they do come presently.

Union with Scotland.

Sir Edw. Hobby: - That he delivered the Message, with the Help, not as commanded, but -

They did send to move us, touching Naturalization in general; but left it to us, whether ante-nati, or post. They desired speedy Resolution, because the Service might continue.

The former Committees to meet upon this Answer.

Mr. Martin added to the Committee ; Mr. Recorder, the Privy Council.

Sir Edw. Hobby : - Sero convivium, mane consilium.

To meet at Three a Clock this Afternoon.