House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 13 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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Jovis, 13 Maii, 1624

Ly. Wharton,

LADY Wharton's Bill, - Saturday, Two Clock, Inner Temple Hall


Sir Edw. Coke reports from the Conference with the Lords, about the Bill of Monopolies. - They excepted Monopolies to be in the same state they were before ; and, for the Trial of them at the Common Law, said, they would take it into Consideration. Mr. Attorney, - he would have the Ostmen of Newcastle confirmed; but they left as they were before. Then for Printing ; an Exception of such Authority, as the King had before this Act. Then Salt-peter : - No more for that, than before. Then came the Cursitors, and divers others. Mr. Attorney would have all Offices exempted out of the Bill. Agreed, not to have all in general, but to have them particularly named. Then the Licence for Wines : - Only reserved to the Crown, never to be granted to any Subject. Then for the Penalty of Praemunire ; that they stuck at, but yeilded at last. Then Attorney would Smalt excepted. - ~Foetidum gravamen, depending before us. - One said, that this Bill would touch Corporations ; but that sufficiently answered. They desired that Four of their House, and Eight of our House, might be appointed for the Penning of these Things.

Resolved, upon Question, that a Committee, of Eight of our House, shall meet a Committee of Four of the Lords, to agree upon this Bill of Monopolies.

Grievances. - Briefs.

Sir Edw. Cooke reports from Grievances, about Briefs. - Resolved them against Law, the Statute of 39 Eliz. and to be a great Grievance.

Resolved, upon a Question, That these Briefs are a Grievance to the Commonwealth, and shall be presented to the King among the Grievances.


Sir Edw. Cooke, Sir Jo. Walter, Mr. Selden, Sir Rob. Philips, Mr. Noy, Mr. Glanvyle, Mr. Weare, Chancellor Duchy, are appointed for the Committee about Monopolies.

Sir Edward Cooke to desire a Conference with the Lords about it.


Sir Wal. Earle reports the Bill to prevent Simony in Elections of Colleges and Halls. Amendments twice read. -

Ordered, to be ingrossed.

Yorke Gaol Patent.

Mr. Mallory tenders a Copy of a Patent of the Gaol of Yorke. - Referred to the Committee of Grievances.

Mountacue's Book.

Mr. Pym : - A Petition brought into the Committee for Anian, against a Book, printed and published by Richard Mountacue, full fraught with dangerous Opinions of Arminius, quite contrary to the Articles established, in Five several Points.

The Petition read.

House to sit.

A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Davies and Sir Edw. Salter: -

The Lords signify to this House, that they have a Purpose, before they rise, to send another special Message to this House; and therefore desire, this House, so long as conveniently they may. -

Answer: This House resolves to sit, in Expectation of the Message from their Lordships.

Ld. Treasurer [E. of Middlesex].

Sir Rob. Philips: - Made a Motion the other Day, to have some Gentlemen draw into Form, the Charge of the Lord Treasurer : - To have it now delivered into the House. -

Mountacue's Book.

Resolved, upon Question, That my Lord of Canterbury should be acquainted with this Petition, and Book of Doctor Mountacue.

Sir Dud. Digs, Sir Rob. Hatton, Sir Peter Hayman, Sir James Perrot, and Mr. Pym, shall do it, as from the House. -

Ld. Treasurer.

Sir Edw. Cooke: - His Part two-fold ; 1. Sordid Bribery : 2. The Alteration of the Instructions in the Court of Wards. - As Treasurer, charged with taking 500 l. of the petty Farms, and 500l. of the grand Farmers ; as

Master of the Wards, for altering the good and profitable Orders of the Court of Wards, and bringing in new and dangerous.

Resolved, That Mr. Speaker, when he goes up to the Lords, to demand Judgment, shall do it upon the Charges presented, from this House against Lionell Earl of Middlesex, Lord Treasurer of England, aud Master of the Wards, for Bribery, Extortion, Oppression of the People, and other grievous Offences.


Committee about Impositions, to meet To-morrow. Two Clock.

Sentence on Ld. Treasurer.

A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Crue and Mr. Attorney: -

The Lords are now ready to give Sentence against the Lord Treasurer, if this House, by their Speaker, will come to demand it.

Answer: This House intend presently to come, with their Speaker, and demand Judgment. Subsidy, &c. The Subsidy Bill, - this Afternoon: Other Committees to sit till Half an Hour after Three Clock.

Judgment on Ld. Treasurer.

The Speaker, and the House, went up unto the Lords, demand Judgment against the Lord Treasurer.