House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 23 March 1604 (2nd scribe)

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Veneris, 23o Martii, 1603

Common Prayer.

1. SIR Robert Wroth moveth, that first the Book of Common Prayer may be confirmed.


2. That the Wardship of Gentlemens Children may be considered of, being a great Servitude (as he affirmed) to all the Subjects of the Kingdom.


3. Against Purveyors.


4. Next, Monopolies.


5. Dispensations of penal Statutes.


6. Transportation of Ordnance.


7. Quo titulo ingressi sunt: A Writ.


Sir Edw. Mountague moveth, for Three Grievances of his Country to be considered :

1. Burden, Exaction, and Charge, in Commissaries Courts.

2. Suspension of learned and grave Ministers, for Matter of Ceremony, and for preaching against Popish Doctrine.

3. Inclosures.

Mr. D. Crompton, a Burgess for Oxford, alloweth the Motion.


Mr. Wentworth moveth for Sir Tho. Shirley, and for the Privileges generally.

Members for Universities.

Mr. Wentworth proceedeth to move, whether every Man here be a Burgess, or a Member of this House; intimating the Burgesses for the Two Universities.

Motions seconded. &c.

Sir Rob. Wingfield secondeth Sir Rob. Wroth, and Sir Edw. Mountague, in their Motions; and, that nothing be here offered, without a Bill.

Sir Rob. Wroth's Motion. -

Committee appointed.

All the Privy Council, being Members of this House, the Lord Buckhurst, Sir Robert Wroth, Lord Clynton, Sir Henry Nevill, Sir Fr. Bacon, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Geo. Moore, Mr. Fr. Moore, Sir Edw. Hobby, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Sir Edw. Stafford, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Jo. Hollice, Sir Hugh Beeston, Sir Fr. Hastings, Mr. Wentworth, Mr. Hitcham, Sir Tho. Crompton, Sir Edw. Mountague, Mr. Recorder of London, Sir Tho. Holcroft, D. James, D. Dun, Sir Henry Goodyeare, Sir Edw. Herbert, Sir Robert Wingfield, Serjeant Dodridge, Sir Henry Billingsley, Sir Robert Mansfield, Sir Fr. Knolles, Sir Fr. Popham, Sir Rich. Verney, Sir Wm. Wray, Sir Rich. Luson, Mr. Fuller, Serjeant Tanfield, Mr. Lawrence Hyde, Sir Edw. Lewknor, Sir Peter Manwood, Sir Nich. Saunders, Sir Roger Aston, Sir Edwyn Sandys, Mr. John Hare, Sir Jerome Bowes, Sir Henry Bromley, Sir John Scott, Sir Edw. Herbert, Sir Edw. Grevill, Sir Jo. Luson: - To meet this Afternoon, in the Chequer Chamber. - Delivered to Sir Robert Wroth, and Sir Fr. Hastings.


Sir Edw. Mountague's Motion. -

All the Privy Council, being Members of this House, Lord Clynton, Lord Buckhurst, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir Fr. Hastings, Sir Robert Stanford, Sir Tho. Crompton, Sir Jo. Heigham, Sir Hugh Beeston, Sir Valentyne Knightley, Sir Henry Mountague, Sir Geo. St. Poole, Sir Lewys Lewknor, Sir Daniel Dun, Sir Rich. Warberton, Mr. Mercer, Mr. Henry Yelverton, Mr. Martin, Mr. Fr. Tate, Sir Jo. Luke, Sir Tho. Walsingham, Mr. Wyseman, Mr. Hext, Sir Wm. Bowyer, Sir Robert Townsend, Sir John Townsend, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Mr. Seymor, Sir Jo. Hollice, D. Steward, Sir Geo. Carewe, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Wm. Liggon, Serjeant Snig, Sir Edw. Denny, Sir Edw. Lewknor, Sir Tho. Edmunds, Sir Fr. Binks, Sir Fr. Barrington, Sir Rich. Spencer, Mr. Fr. Moore, Sir Geo. Fleetwood, Mr. Johnson, Sir Jo. Bennet, Mr. Fuller, Sir Edw. Sandys: - To meet on Monday in the Afternoon, in the Star-chamber,

Warrants for issuing Writs.

Mr. Speaker moveth, that, for all Burgesses double returned, he may have Authority to send Warrants, for the Choice of new Burgesses. And it was agreed by the House, he should.

Buckingham Election.

Sir Geo. Coppin, Clerk of the Crown, brought into the House by the Serjeant, and with him all the Returns for Buckinghamshire.

Sir Fr. Bacon, Mr. Wentworth, Mr. Martin, Serjeant Snig, Sir Robert Wroth, Mr. Fr. Moore, Sir H. Mountague, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Mr. Fuller, did much dispute the Return of Sir John Fortescue, and Sir Francis Goodwyn: And being put to Question, whether Sir Fr. were lawfully returned, and ought to be received as a Member of this House, it was resolved, that the Return was good ; and Sir Fr. was ordered to be sworn, and to take his Place; and Sir George Coppin commanded to file the first Writ.

Warrants for issuing Writs.

A general Motion, for Warrants to be directed for new Elections, where One is returned for Two Places.

Person pardoned, &c.

Mr. Bryan Tash, Yeoman of the Guard, upon his Submission, and Confession of his Fault, pardoned, and dismissed, for his former Contempt.

Chub's Case.

The Case of Mr. Chub, moved by Mr. Speaker, referred to the Committees for Returns, &c.

Contradicted and refused by the House; he himself commanded to attend the Service of the House.


Sir Edw. Mountague's Motion. -

1. Burden, Vexation, and Charge, of the Commissaries Courts.

2. Suspension of some learned and grave Ministers, for Matters of Ceremony.

3. Depopulation by Inclosure. -

Sir Fr. Hastings, Mr. Wyseman, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Edw. Hobby, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Wentworth, Mr. Martin, Sir Tho. Lake, Sir Oliver St. John, Sir Edw. Stafford, Serjeant Tanfield, Serjeant Hubbard, Sir Robert Wingfield, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Dyett, Mr. Winch, Mr. Antrobus.