House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 24 April 1624

Pages 689-690

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, 24o Aprilis

DAVID Staniere took the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance. -

Bill committed.

Committed .. Sir Tho. Middleton, Sir Jo. Davers, Mr. Corington, Sir Jo. Stradling, Mr. Whitaker, Sir Tho. Herne, Mr. Cage, Mr. Guy, Mr. Tomlyns, Sir Edw. Gyles, Sir D. Digges, Sir H. Anderson, Mr. Popham, Sir Tho. Hobby, Mr. Harrys, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Fetherston, Mr. Prowse, Mr. Snelling, Lord Cavendish, Sir Jo. Ellyott, Mr. Bagg, Sir Roger North, Sir Edw. Peyton:

- Tuesday next, Seven Clock, in the Court of Wards.

Carre's Nat.

L. 2a. Sir Ro. Carre Naturalization: - Committed to the same Committee : - The same Time.

A Petition against printing of One Side.

Patent for Briefs.

Ordered, The Patent to be brought in to the Committee for Grievances, upon Friday next; the same being gotten out by a false Suggestion.

Borneby's Estate.

L. 2a. Sir Rich. Borneby his Bill: - Committed to Sir Cl. Throckmorton, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Drake, Sir Ro. Moore, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Ro. Hatton, Sir Row. Egerton, Sir Tho. Escort, Mr. Fetherston, Sir A. Herrys, Knights and Burgesses of Northampton, Leycester, and Warwicke, Sir H. Slingesby; - Tuesday, Two Clock, in the Court of Wards. -

Members to attend, &c.

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


Ed. Egerton his Bill to be secondly read upon Monday next, at Seven of the Clock.


L. 3a. Sir Rich. Lomley hisBill: - Upon Question, passed.

Merchant Adventurers.

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

Calthrope's Estate.

Calthropes Bill reported by Mr. Solicitor, with Amendments; which twice read. - Engrossetur.

Suits against Officers.

L. 3a. Contentious Suits against Officers: - Upon Question, passed. - 7o Jac.

Abercomy's &c. Nat.

L. 3a. Naturalization. - Abercomy, Anstrother, and Cragg: - Upon Question, passed.

Ld. Wentworth.

L. 3a. Lord Wentworth, and Hackney, Bill: - Upon Question, passed.

Personal Actions.

Mr. Carvyle reporteth the Bill of laying personal Actions in the proper County, with Amendments; which twice read. - Engrossetur.


Tuesday, peremptory, for the Knights and Burgesses to bring in the Names of Recusants, according to former Orders. The Presentment to be general of all in Authority.


Bill of Usury, - next after the Subsidy.


Upon Question, these Knights and Burgesses to make this Presentment, according to former Order, of all that be in Authority.


L. 2a. The Bill of Subsidy read secondly. -

Sir Edw. Coke:- - 1. To agree of the Number of those, to whom the Subsidies, and Fifteens, shall be paid, 2ly, The Parties to be named. -

To have the Names of the Council at War known, and how many of them shall warrant the Issuing of the Money. - Would have the Treasurers and Council of War sworn (for so the Precedents) and the Form of the Oath to be set down in the Act. - An Allowance to these Treasurers ; what, to be considered of. - To provide for the Discharge of these Treasurers, and. Council at War, doing their Duties. - To have the Acquittances under Hand and Seal, and enrolled : For other Writings may be lost.

Mr. Alford: - Some Things in the old Act. - The Presentment to be our honest Neighbours, as in former Times. - A Place local, where this Money shall be paid to the Collectors. - Would have Eight to be Treasurers. - Whether One of these shall be charged for another.

Sir Jo. Ellyott moveth, this Money may be paid in to the Chamber of the City of London.

Resolved, These Treasurers, or Committees, to be only of Members of this House.

Sir Edw. Sands : - To leave this to debate at a Committee; for so heavy a Burthen to any Member of this House, as, for his own Part, had rather be sent to the Tower for One Year, and pay 500l. than by [a] One of them.

Sir Ro. Phillippes: - To refer this to a Rebate at the Committee. - Resolved, upon Question.

Mr. Secretary Conway: - That the Council of War are already nominated by his Majesty; but whether these intended so to continue, as these shall give only Directions for the Issuing of this Money, knoweth not. - Hath appointed these, for Defence of the Kingdom; Ireland; Navy; Relief of Friends. -

Lord Grandison, Lord Carew, Lord Brooke, Lord Chichester, Secretary Conway, Sir Edw. Cecill, Sir H. Vere, Sir Ro. Mansfeild, Sir Jo. Ogle, Sir Tho. Button.

Committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Resolved, upon Question, That, in the Bill of Subsidy, the Names of the Council of War, which shall be appointed to issue the Money, shall be particularly inserted.

The Manner of Acquittances, Allowances, &c. to be referred to a Committee of the whole House : - To meet in the House, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.

General Pardon.

Mr. Solicitor reporteth for a Pardon, tendered by his Majesty. Offereth some Heads, agreed upon by the Lords of the Council, praeside Principe. -

Pardon of all Alienations without Licence, till 6 Oct. last, when the Prince returned ; and to extend to Lands seized, as well as not seized.

2ly, To concealed Wardships, till 25 Martii, 16 Jac.

3ly, Of all Primer Seisins, Liveries, and Ouster l'mayns, till the same Time.

4ly, Of the Missing of Liveries, and oust' le mains, till 6 Oct. last.

5ly, All the King's Title of Quare impedit, where the Incumbent hath been in Three Years, never after to be questioned.

61y, All Irregularity, contrary to Canons, &c.

7ly, Exception of Adultery, Simony, Incest, Schism, and Heresy : All other spiritual Offences pardoned.

8ly, A Pardon of all Debts, Accounts, ...... till 1 Jac. -

Shall have Words, that this shall be effectual, both against the King, and all other Patentees whatsoever.


- The King's Answer to our Petition for Religion, so full and gracious, as cannot be expressed. This agreed upon, being the same in both Houses.

This read first by Mr. Solicitor, and then by the Clerk.

Sir Ro. Phillippes : - That the last Part of this Report not so full of Comfort, as spoken by his Majesty ; for, as he remembereth, he particularly enumerated the Match of the Prince, and also of his Grand-children.

This agreed generally to have been spoken, and by Mr. Solicitor himself. Thereupon the Paper delivered again to Mr. Solicitor; and he, and Sir Ro. Phillippes, required to go up into the Committee Chamber, and to add this.

General Thanksgiving.

Sir Jo. Ellyott moveth for Thanks to the Prince, King, and God. - A Message of Thanks to the Prince, to desire him to be our Mouth of Thanks to the King; and to intreat him, there may be a general Thanksgiving to God throughout the Kingdom.

Persons sent for.

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


Ordered, This Answer to our Petition for Religion, shall be entered in the Journal; and Copies to be made thereof to any.