House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 04 May 1624

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, 4 Maii, 1624

Sir R. Smith.

Mr. Fanshaw reports Sir Rich. Smith his Bill.

Amendments twice read. -

Ordered, To be ingrossed.


Wolferstones, Bill, Fnday, Two Clock : All ....

Heron's Estate.

L. 3. Sir Edward Heron's Bill: - Upon Question, passed.

Lowe's Estate.

L. 3. An Act to enable Vincent Lowe to make Sale of certain Lands : - Upon Question, passed.

Rampton Manor.

L. 3. An Act for the Sale of the Manor of Rampton in the County of Cambridge : - Upon Question, passed.

Colchester Haven.

L. 3. An Act for the Repairing and Maintaining of an ancient Haven, River, and Channel, of the Borough and Town of Colchester, in the County of Essex, and also for the Paving of the said Town : - Upon Question, passed.

Amersam,&c, Franchises.

Mr. Glanvill reports from the Committee of Privileges, for Four Towns; Amersam, Wendover, Marlo, Hartford. - Found, that these Towns are Boroughs in the general.

1 Edw. I. all these Three Boroughs sent Burgesses to Parliament. 28 Edw. I. they sent again. The Committee of Opinion, that they ought now to send Burgesses to Parliament, and that Warrants should go out, for Writs for these Towns. Ilchester and Pomfret in the like Case ; who were restored the last Parliament. .

Resolved, upon Question, That Amersam, Wendover, and Marlo, shall send Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament; and Warrants to go out for Writs.

Resolved, upon Question, That Hartford likewise shall send Burgesses to this Parliament; and a Warrant for a Writ.

Durham Franchise.

Mr. Wainsford reports the Bill to enable the County Palatine of Durham to send Burgesses to Parliament. Amendments twice read. -

Ordered, To be ingrossed.


Sir Thomas Hoby: - A Question, at the Committee about Recusants, whether Commissioners of Sewers were to be presented. - Agreed they shall. To be done this Afternoon. All to be done against Friday next.

E. of Oxford.

Lord Cavendish: - Earl of Oxford desires, that his Bill may be put off till To-morrow; and that the King's and Prince's Counsel may be of this Committee.

Ordered, Saturday, Two of the Clock shall be the Time; and the King's and Prince's Council of this House added to the Committee.


L. 3. An Act for Continuing and Reviving of divers Statutes, and Repeal of divers others: - Upon Question, passed.

A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Davies and Sir Char. Caesar:- -

Bills from the Lords,

The Lords have sent Two Bills : One publick Bill; which they specially recommend : The other a private Naturalization Bill.

King appoints to be attended.

Do likewise signify, that the King hath commanded the Lords to attend him To-morrow, in the Banqueting House; and therefore cannot attend the Conference about the Bill of Monopolies, at Two of the Clock ; but at Four of the Clock will attend it.

Answer: This House will give Meeting for the Conference, at the Time and Place desired.


Sir Walter Earle, Mr. More, Sir Eras. Dreyden, Mr. Whitaker, added to the Committee for the Felt Makers Bill.


Sir Robert Pye and Sir Edw. Warder to search, and report to the House, what Profit the King had of Concealments these 40 Years.

Business to be done.

Matter of Trade to be debated To-morrow Morning, at Eight Clock : Then the Report for Courts of Justice. If any shall interrupt this Order, the Speaker to silence them.

Ly. Buckly.

Mr. Noy, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Carvill, Mr. Fanshaw, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Louther, Mr. Bartlet, Mr. Wild, Mr. Brooke, added to the Committee of the Lady Buckly her Bill.

Heron's Judgment.

L. 1. An Act for Confirmation of a Judgment given fir his Majesty, in a Scire facias, against Henry Heron.

L. 2. An Act for Confirmation of a Judgment given for his Majesty, in a Scire facias, against Henry Heron: - Committed to Sir Edw. Cooke, Mr. Noye, Knights, Burgesses Devon, Cornwall, Sir Edw. Sandys, Sir Rich. Edgcombe, Mr. Arundell, Sir Jo. Elliot, Sir Jo. Stradling, Sir Hen. Poole: To-morrow Morning, Seven Clock, Committee Chamber.


All the Lawyers of the House added to Morgan's Bill; and Mr. Pym.

Mr. Speaker.

The Speaker to be here at Two Clock.


A Warrant to the Serjeant, to fetch up those, that arrested Sir Tho. Bellasis Man.

Martis, 4 Maii - post meridiem


SIR Will. Fleetwood reports the Bilt to prevent the Murthering of Bastard Children. The Amendments twice read. -

Ordered, To be ingrossed.

Sir T. Hatton's Election.

Mr. Glanville: - A Petition exhibited to the Committee of Privileges, aganst the Election of Sir Tho. Hatton; but the Parties came not to prosecute.

Ordered, The Election shall stand of Sir Tho. Hatton.- -

Middlesex Election.

Another Petition against One of the Knights of Middlesex, Mr. Comptroller. They, that preferred the Petition, not able to prove the Allegations.

Resolved, That Mr. Comptroller's Election shall stand.


Assignment of Debts: - To-morrow Two Clock, Court of Wards. All to have Voice.

Secret Offices.

Secret Offices: - To-morrow. Seven Clock, Committee Chamber.

Stanniere's Nat.

L. 3. An Act for Naturalizing of David Stanniere, of London: - Upon Question, passed.

Anstrother's, &c. Nat.

L. 1. An Act for Naturalizing of Sir Will. Anstrother, Walter Balcanquall, and Patrick Abercromy.

L. 2. An Act for Naturalizing of Sir Will. Anstrother, Walter Balcanquall, Doctor of Divinity, and Patrick Abercromy: - Committed to Sir Rich. Young, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Pym, Mr. Delbridge, Mr. Reinell, Mr. Heale, Sir Will. Pooley, Sir Will. Beecher, Sir Jo. Stradling, Sir Hen. Crofts, Mr. Spencer, Sir Edw. Litleton, Sir Jo. Ratcliffe: - To-morrow, Seven Clock, Committee Chamber.

Bills sent to Lords.

Sir Edward Cooke sent up to the Lords with 12 Bills, publick and private.