House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 31 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, 31o Die Martii, 1607

Cardinall's Estate.

1. Reading: - B. To make the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of William Cardinall deceased, liable to the Payment of Five hundreth Pounds, heretofore decreed in his Majesty's Court of Whytehall, with Costs and Damages.

Smyth's Estate.

1. Reading: - B. for Confirmation of certain Lands of the Warden and College of the Souls of all faithful People deceased, of Oxon, and of other Lands to Sir Wm. Smyth, Knight.

Kent Marshes.

Mr. Tolderby reporteth the Bill, touching Lesnes and Fannts; But not thirdly read; by reason the House empty, and was upon Passage.


Bill of Fens to be read the Second sitting Day after Easter.


Mr. Attorney reporteth from the Committee, the Bill, touching the Surrender of the Butlerage.

Kent Marshes.

3. Reading: - Act, touching the drowned Marshes of Lesnes and Fannts in the County of Kent: - Upon the Question, passed.


Leather-sellers, - 3d Day of the next sitting, with their Counsel.

Bills sent to Lords.

Sent up by Mr. Attorney-general.


Lesnes and Fants:






3. Reading : - Act for the Surrender of the Butlerage of England, &c. - With a Saving added, and some Amendments, upon the Question, passed.


Mr. Tate maketh Report of the Bill of Clothing, with Amendments; which being twice read; ordered to be ingrossed.

To attend the King.

His Majesty's Pleasure, that we should attend in the great Chamber, to hear his Majesty.


This Court adjourned till Four of the Clock in the Afternoon.

King's Speech.

This Day, about Two a Clock in the Afternoon, his Majesty, in State, in the great Chamber at Whytehall, in the Hearing of sundry Lords and Bishops of the Upper House, and of the Speaker, with sundry Members of the Commons House, made a long and eloquent Speech, which is here to be inserted.

Martis, 31o Die Martii, 1607 - Post Meridiem


Mr. Speaker delivereth his Majesty's Pleasure, that this Court should be adjourned till Monday, the 20th of April.

Member Absent.

Remember Mr. Pulleston Absence, Knight for Flinshire. - Within*.