House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 02 April 1606

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Mercurii, secundo Die Aprilis, 1606


THE Bill for the better Assurance of Copyhold Lands, secondly read, and referred to the Committee for the first Bill of that Title; with Addition of Mr. Serjeant Shirley, Sir Wm. Strowd, Mr. Dyett, Sir Gamaliel Capel, Sir Tho. Smyth. - The former

Committee. - Saturday.

Aliens, &c.

1. Reading : - B. Concerning Aliens and Strangers, and for the Maintenance of sundry decayed Towns and Places within the Realm of England. -

Quest. For the Rejection:

The House divided:

52, Yea.

32, Noe,

Smythe's Bill.

Saving in Sir Wm. Smythe's Bill, thrice read, and passed, upon the Question: - Touching a Recognizance made to one Wilbraham, by Sir John Skynner.

Butter, &c. Trade.

1. Reading. - The Bill to advance the necessary Trade of Butter and Cheese, and for the more cheap Venting of the same to the Subjects of this Realm.


1. Reading: - B. For the better Execution of One Act of Parliament, made in the 43d Year of Queen Eliz. intituled, An Act concerning the Assise of Fewel.

Hay, &c.

2. Reading: - The Bill to avoid the deceivable Sale of Loads and Trusses of Hay and Straw, defective in their due Contents; and for Suppressing of Covert Inns and Stables kept in obscure Places, to the Shadowing of Thieves, and their Horses: - Disputed; and, upon the Question, rejected.


3. Reading : - The Bill for the Providing of a learned and godly Ministry: - Upon the Question, passed.

Deprived Ministers.

3. Reading: - B. To enable suspended and deprived Ministers to sue and prosecute their Appeals.

Transporting Beer.

3. Reading: - Bill for the Transporting of Beer over the Seas: - Upon the Question, disputed ; and re-committed; and reported by Sir Nath. Bacon, with a Proviso added.

Nonsuch,&c. Road.

2. Reading: - B. For the Repairing of the Highway from Nonsuch to Talworth, in the Parishes of Ewell and Long Ditton, &c. - Committed to the Knights and Burgesses of Surrey, Sir H. Mountague, Mr. Trevor, Sir Tho. Challoner, Mr. Prowse, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir John Luson, Mr. Wymark, Sir Jerome Bowes, Mr. Francis Moore, Sir Fr. Lee, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Martin, Mr. Shelley, Serjeant Shirley, Sir Oliver St. John, Sir Tho. Bishop, Mr. Winch, Sir John Scott, Sir Wm. Sawyer, Sir Edm. Bowyer: - Monday, Court of Wards.

Absent members.

Much Dispute, whether the Letter for sending for the Burgesses, should proceed : - What Course should be taken.

Resolved, upon Question, That the Letter may proceed.

Sir Edwyn Sandys: - That no Order against the Letter. -

For the Letter to the Sheriff.

Sir Geo. Moore-: - That the House may be called To-morrow to see who are absent. -

Whether to the Sheriff, or to the Borough.

Quest. Whether to be called Tomorrow ? - Not to be called.

Q. Whether the Letter to the Sheriff? - Resolved, That it shall.

Letter re-committed to the former Committee.

Who shall send it ? -

At whose Charge ? -

What Return? -

What if the Sheriff obey not?