House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 24 April 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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Sabbati, 24 Aprilis, 1624

Stanniere's Nat.

L. 2. AN Act for the Naturalizing of David Stanniere;

Committed to Sir Tho. Midleton, Sir Jo. Danvers, Mr. Coryton, Sir Jo. Stradling, Sir Edw. Gyles, Sir Will. Massam, Mr. Fetherstone, Mr. Prouse, Sir Dud. Digs, Mr. Popham, Lord Cavendish, Sir Jo. Elliot, Sir Roger North, Mr. Whitaker, Sir Tho. Herne, Mr. Cage, Mr. Guy, Mr. Tomlins, Sir Tho. Hoby, Mr. Herris, Mr. Snelling, Sir Hen. Anderson, Sir Edw. Peyton : - Tuesday Morning, Seven Clock, Court of Wards,

Carre's Nat.

L. 2. An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir Rob. Carre : - Committed to the former Committee, at same Time.

Wood's Patent.

Mr. Tomlins: - A Petition against Roger Wood. - To have the Patent brought in to the Committee of Grievances, at next Sitting. - Ordered.

Burneby's Estate.

L. 2. Sir Rich. Burneby his Bill:- - Committed to Sir Clem. Throckmorton, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Drake, Sir Rob. Moore, Sir Tho. Estecourt, Sir Hen. Slingsby, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Rob. Hatton, Sir Rowland Egerton, Mr. Fetherston, Sir Ar. Herris, Knights, Burgesess of Northampton, Lester, and Warwicke : Tuesday, Two Clock, Court of Wards.

Members to attend, &c.

Ordered, That all the Members of the House shall attend the House, half an Hour after Seven of the Clock ; and Bills to be put to the Passage on Monday next.


Egerton's Bill to be secondly read ....

Lumley's Estate.

L. 3. An Act to enable Sir Rich. Lumley to sell certain Lands: - Upon Question, passed.

Merchant Adventurers.

Monday next, Afternoon, for the Merchant Adventurers to attend our Committee.

Calthrope's Estate.

Mr. Solicitor reports Calthrope's Bill, the Amendments twice read. - Ordered, To be ingrossed.

Justices of Peace.

L. 3. An Act to prevent contentious Suits against Justices of Peace, and other Officers : - Upon Question, passed.

Anstrother's, &c. Nat.

L. 3. An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir Rob. Anstrother, Sir Jo. Abercromy, and John Craig; - Upon Question, passed.

Ld. Wentworth.

L.3. Lord Wentworth his Bill: - Upon Question, passed.


Mr. Carvyle reports the Bill for laying Actions of Debt, and other Actions, in their proper Counties. The Amendments twice read.

Ordered, To be ingrossed.


The Order for presenting Recusants, to be on Tuesday, peremptory. All that are in any Commission, or Charge though not resident in their Counties.

Upon Question, that the Knights and Burgesses shall present all such as are in Authority within their Counties, according to the former Order.


L. 2. Subsidy Bill.

Sir Edw. Coke ....

This Point concerning the Number of the Treasurers, referred to the Committee.

Mr. Secretary Conway : - The King hath named already a Council of War, for those Four Ends propounded by us. -

Lord Grandesson, Lord Cary, Lord Brooke, Lord Chichester, Secretary Conway, Sir Edw. Cecill, Sir Horace Vere, Sir Rob. Mansill, Sir John Ogle, Sir Tho. Button.

Resolved, That the Names of these Counsellors of War shall be inserted in the Bill of Subsidy.

Other Things referred to the Committee.

The Bill committed to a Committee of the whole House. - This Afternoon, in the House.

General Pardon.

Mr. Solicitor : - The King, taking Knowlege of our Forwardness for the Bill of Subsidy, not to be behind with us, commanded to acquaint the Houses with some Heads for the Pardon. First, for all Alienations, without Licence, from the 6th of October last, the Day the Prince came Home. - To Lands seized, as well as not. 2. Concealed Wardships, from 25 March, 16 Jac. 3. All primer Seisins, concealed Liveries, and ouster les maines, till that Time ; whereof Continuances. 4. Missing of Liveries, and ouster les maines, to the 6th of October last. 5. For the Spirituality, that all Titles of Quare impedit. - No Question for those, where a Possession for Three Years. 6. Not Observation of Canons. 7. Exception of Adultery, Simony, Incest, Schism, and Heresy, excepted from the spiritual Courts. 8. The Pardon of all old Debts, and Accounts, and Fines in the Star-chamber, not levied, nor stalled, till 1 Jacobi. These Things had wont to be excepted. - shall be effectual against the King, and all Patentees whatsoever.- -


2ly, Will report the King's Answer Yesterday to our Petition about Recusants. - Set down in Writing. - Read.

Sir Rob. Philips : - Hopes, this a Beginning and Foundation of much Comfort to us, and disheartening to our Adversaries. - The latter Part of this not so full as delivered by his Majesty. - Not only extended to the Person of the Prince, but to his Grand-children.

Solicitor ordered to insert this.

Thanks to the Prince, &c.

Sir Jo. Elliot revives a Motion made at the Beginning of this Parliament, of giving Thanks to the Prince, the King, and to God. - Much more Reason to do it now, than before.

Sir Fra. Seymour : - To express Thankfulness rather in Action than Words. - To rise now, and to come the sooner in the Afternoon to the Bill of Subsidy. '

Mr. Solicitor: - They have added those Words, omitted before.

King's Answer.

This Answer of the King ordered to be entered into the Clerk's Book; and all to have Copies of it.

Persons sent for.

Tirwit and Andrewes to be sent for, for executing the Patent of concealed Tythes since the last Parliament,, according to former Order.