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1603-4, Jan. 30.-Writ of summons to Parliament to Devon; viz., the prebend of Hayes to maintain a pre- HOUSE OF Oliver, Lord St. John of Bletsoe.

bendary to say divine service, the prebend of Cutton to
1603-4, Jan. 31.-Writs of summons to Parliament to maintain one to read the gospel, and the prebend of
Philip, Lord Wharton.

Kersewell to maintain one to read the epistle, in the
William, Lord Russell, of Thornhaugh.

chapel of St. Mary within the Castle of Exeter, long
[Gilbert, Earl of Shrewsbury.]

since turned into a house for the assembling of the Charles, Earl of Nottingham.

grand jury. The patronage of the said prebends became Henry, Earl of Southampton.

vested in the Crown by attainder of the Earls of Devon, 1603-4, March 2.-Writ of summons to Parliament to and the prebend of Hayes was granted by Edward VI. Robert, Lord Bartie, of Willoughby.

to a layman, while the other two prebends being sine
1603-4, March 16.— Writ of summons to Parliament curâ, little or no good has been done by them since the
to John, Bishop of Oxford.

dissolution of the said chapel. The village of Cullam
[1603-4.]— Writ of summons to Parliament to [Edward, John is almost three miles from the parish church of
Lord Nevill, of Bergavenny].

Broadclist. Sir John Ackland has re-edified a decayed
[1604, May 1.)–Copy of “ An Act concerning black chapel there, and is seised of the advowson of the pre-
" smiths using the trade of making of nails, locks, bend of Cutton, and holds the manor and whole prebend
“ spurs, bridle bits, buckles, stirrups, and arrow heads, of Cutton for a term of 36 years, if the now prebendary
“ and to restrain the slitting, stringing, and ingrossing shall so long live. Sir John is desirous, with consent
“ of iron." Carriers who carry iron from one part of the of the bishop of the diocese, that the said manor and
country to another, buy up the unwrought iron, and prebend (worth about 341. a year, after the expiration of
thereby compel the artificers to sell their iron wares all the estates now in being), should be converted to the
not for money but for unwrought iron, and even for other maintenance of a preaching minister, who shall be also
goods, such as corn, &c., to the great loss of the arti a schoolmaster, to instruct the children of the parish of
ficers; these practices are forbidden. Read 14. C. J., Broadclist and the neighbouring parishes. The Bill
I. 194. No further proceeding.

proceeds to enact that the prebend of Cutton shall be
1604, June 16.-Engrossment of “ An Act for the sale vested in Sir John Ackland and his heirs for support of a
“ of certain lands of Edward Downes, Esquire, for pay- preaching minister, being also a schoolmaster, who shall
“ ment of his debts." Brought from H.C. L. J., II. teach in a school in Broadclist, to be erected by Sir
327. Rejected on third reading, July 3rd. L. J., II. John, and perform divine service on Sundays in the

chapel of Cullam John. Brought from H. C. on date.
1604, July 7.-“ A note of all such Bills as have passed L. J., II. 485. Recommitted, March 26. L. J., II. 494,
* both the Houses of Parliament at this present session, but no further proceeding.
“ begun in the first year of His Majesty's reign." En- Annexed,
dorsed with the words of the King's assent, which was 1. Amendments to the Bill.
in the usual form except to the Act of Recognition which 2. List of Committee on the Bill in H. L.
was as follows: "Le Roy remercie ses Loyaux subjects Endorsed, “Sir John Ackland's Bill.”
“ prend leur recognossonces en bonne part et ainsi le 1607, May 12.-Draft of “An Act for reformation of
“ veult.” At the end of the list is the following note : " abuses committed in the Court of the Marshalsea and
" All these Bills had the royal assent, and so were “for limitation of the same.” The laws limiting the
“ enacted, excepting only three that are noted with the jurisdiction of the Court to be duly enforced ; officers of
" words · Le Roy s'avisera.'"

the Court to take no more than their legal fees under
1604-5, Feb. 7.-Commission for prorogation of Par- pain of imprisonment. Bill brought from H. C. L. J.,
liament. Signed by the King, and sealed. In extenso, II. 508. Committed, June 1st, 516, but no further
L. J., II. 349.

1605-6, Jan. 21.-Copy of “ An Act to preserve and Annexed,
“ restore to the Crown the true and ancient regalities 1. Draft order made on appointment of Committee
“ appertaining to the same:" to secure due payment of on the Bill concerning the Marshalsea, that no
fines, forfeitures, &c. to the Crown. Endorsed, “ Drawn

absent lord be named of a Committee unless par-
" by Judge Popham, 1605.” Read 1°. L. J., II. 361.

ticularly interested, or holding some office conCommittee ordered to meet 25th March, but no further

nected with the subject matter of the Committee. proceeding. L. J., II., 400.

[? 1607, June 1.] See L. J., II. 323, 669, &c. Annexed,

2. Fair copy of same. Endorsed, “ Order 1 Junij.” 1. Draft of preceding.

1607, June 11.-Engrossment of “An Act to reform
1605-6, March 4.-Draft of “An Act for the natu- “ the abuses of mariners and sailors.” Any mariner,
“ ralizing of the children of Sir Edward Conwaie, sailor, or gunner who, after having engaged himself for
“ Knight, Lieutenant-Governor of the King's Majesty's a voyage, shall fail to keep his contract, shall be im-
“ cautionary town of the Briell." Read 1a. L. J., II. prisoned for six months without bail, and forfeit double
387. 3 Jac. I. c. 23. in list of Private Acts, 8vo edition. his earnest money and 51. to the person with whom he

1606, March 26.-Engrossment of “An Act against had contracted to sail. Brought from H. C. on date.
“ non-residence and pluralities of benefices :" the Act L. J., II. 522. Reported, 536, July 2, but no further
of 21 Hen. 8, against plurality of benefices, contained so proceeding is mentioned.
many provisoes that it has been evaded ; in future every [1607 P] James I. to [Cecil]. Holograph.
one holding a plurality of benefices to provide a preach My littill beagle nou that god be praised this session
ing minister in each at a stipend of not less than 201. of the comissioners hath hadde so happie a successe, to
per annum; and no one hereafter holding a benefice with the ende that the comissioneris of englande & by thaime
cure of souls to be admitted to hold any other benefice the quhole people of englande maye discerne the treu
therewith. Brought from H. C. on date. Read 1°, difference betuene a craftie tyrante & a iuste king, J will
March 27, but no further proceeding is recorded.

nou after the conclusion of this point of the naturaliza-
1606, March 30.-Commission appointing Sir John tion oppen my mynde freelier thairin then euer J uolde
Popham, Chief Justice of England, Speaker of the haue done before it hadde bene agreed upon, quhairas a
House of Lords during the absence of Lord-Chancellor tyrante uolde but haue geuin faire uordis till he hadde
Ellesmere. Sealed, not signed. In extenso, L. J., II. gottin his turne done & then but haue kept his promeise

as he hadde thocht conuenient, first thairfore J proteste 1606, May 17.-Copy of Order of the House respecting in goddis presence neuer Skottisheman did ather directthe bringing in of new bills in the place of bills rejected. lie or indirectlie make sute to me for any suche præferreL. J., II. 435. In extenso.

ment as is reserued in youre acte, & quhither thay euer 1606, Dec. 6, to Sept. 24, 1618.-Eleven letters of hadde or not god is my iuge J uas euer rootid in that firme Robert Gray to his wife Anne Gray, and one to his resolution neuer to haue placed Skotisheman in any suche servant. Gray apparently kept a shop in London and roome till first tyme hadde begunne to ueare auaye that travelled with wares for sale at fairs. Eight of the opinion of different nations, & secondlie that this iealletters are dated from Exeter, two from Bristol, and one ouse aprehension of of (sic) the union hadde bene uorne from Beverley. The last letter is from London to his auaye, & thridlie that Skottishemen had bene brocht up servant at West Chester. There is nothing to show how heir at the feete of gamaliell, & quhen all this uaire these letters, which are of no public interest, reached done, J uolde euer all my lyfe præferre an englishe man the House of Lords.

to a Scottishe man for any suche place cæteris paribus 1606–7, March 9.-Engrossment of “ An Act to con & uolde euer uishe my successouris after me to doe the * vert the manor and prebend of Cutton, in the county. lyke, as my booke to my sonne bearis uitnesse, nay " of Devon (being a prebend sine curâ) to the main- thoch J knew a Skottishe man for a miracle that uaire " tenance of a preaching minister, which shall also more capable for any suche place, then any englishеman “ teach a free grammar school:" three ecclesiastical in englande, yett shall J neuer be that greedie of Skotprebends were in ancient times founded by the Earls of tishe mennis præferrement as to præferre any by quhom

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HOUSE OF occasion micht be gevin of the least discontentement 1610, April 25 to May 23.-Proceedings of the Com- HOUSE OF LORDS.

LORDS. to the people heir. Jame not ignorant nor uoyde of mittee of the House of Commons for grievances in the meanis anew to show my thankefulnes to my subiectis matter of impositions. See C. J., I. 421, &c. of Skotland uithout any such præferrementis, & thair- 1610, April 26.-Draft of “ An Act for discovery of fore after that in my name ye have geuin my most " thieves, and punishment of retailing brokers and h[ea]rtie thankis to all youre fellou comissioners for “ other receivers of stolen goods within the city of thaire tender & reuerende regarde for the prægeruation " London, and within the compass of three miles of of my prærogatiue & for the louing affection thay haue "the said city.” An Act of Common Council made showin to that nation quh[o]m amongst J uas borne, January 26th, 1608, which requires brokers, &c. to be quhairof by thaire proceidings nou thay haue geuin a registered, and also to register and describe with the most cleare demonstration, lett thaime hearby be in- registrars appointed for that purpose, all goods, &c. formed that J was moued upon tuo regairdes to wishe bought by them, and which extends only to the City of the acte to be as generallie & fauorablie conceaned as J London, to apply in future to all places within three miles must confesse nou it is; first, that in my owin nature J of the same. Read 1", L. J., II. 582. Reported as unfit euer loue to be as littill bounde by any conditions as can to proceed, 605, June 1st. be, & loues euer to promeise skaircelie & parforme fullie, 1610, May 1.-Draft of "An Act of confirmation of a & next that Skotlande may see that J euer reserue to “grant made unto the most high and mighty Princess myself that fulnes of powaire to bestow suche degrees “Anne, Queen of England, Scotland, France, and Ireof fauoure upon thaim as thay shall be able from tyme “ land.” By letters patent dated 27th April 1610, the to tyme to deserue, & thus hauing freelie dischairged King granted to the Queen an annuity of 13,0001., paymy mynde of the burthen of my thochtis in this pointe, able quarterly out of the Exchequer, and if not paid Jame hairtelie contentid that not only ye reide this within ten days after any of the days appointed, then lettir in the publique audience of all the comissioneris, the same to be paid out of the customs and subsidies of but that also it be reseruid in the register of youre London. The said patent and everything therein conactions, for a perpetuall memorie as uell of my honest tained is hereby confirmed. Read 14, May 1st. L. J., sinceritie, as of my thankefulnes touardis you, as uell II. 585. The Bill was read 3a, but does not seem to for the expressing of youre dewtiefull regairdes touardis have been proceeded with any further. me, as of youre louing affections touardis my Skottishe 1610, May 1. Gravesend.-Thomas Honiman to Mr. subiects nou youre countreymen, and thus s bidde you Bo[wlyer, Clerk of the Parliaments. Has been obliged hairtelie fairuell.

to leave town, and finds that he will be detained longer

James R. than he expected. Has given instructions respecting
Endorsed. His My to me.

his business to bearer. Hereby promises payment of
See Act I. Jac. I., c. 2.

fees due to Bowyer and other officers of the House. , III. , » 3.

1610, May 14.-List of Committee on a Bill intituled , IV. , „ 1.

“ An Act for the taking, landing, and carrying of sea 1608-9, Feb. 9.—Commission for prorogation of Par

“ sand for the bettering of grounds, and for the increase liament. L. J., II. 544. In extenso.

" of corn and tillage in the counties of Devon and

“ Cornwall.” L. J., II. 593. The Bill passed through
1609-10, Jan. 29.-Lord Lisle to Mr. Bowyer, Clerk

all its stages, but did not receive the royal assent.
of the Parliaments. Begs him to signify to the Sheriffs
of London and Middlesex that Thomas Gerlyn is a ser-


1. Certificate of certain gentlemen in favour of vant to his lordship, and therefore to be free from

preceding Bill. Dated from Devon, and adarrest, &c. during the continuance of the Parliament.

dressed to Lord Chancellor Ellesmere. April

19, 1610.
1. Copy of preceding, and of letter from Bowyer to 1610, May 20.-Lord Say and Sele to “his cousin,”

the Sheriffs, informing them of the protection of Robt. Bowyer, Clerk of the Parliaments: giving the
Gerlyn, and requesting them to make it known names of the executors of Sir James Dean and others,
to their officers.

whose attendance will be required before the Committee
1609-10, March 2.—Engrossment of “An Act for the on the Bill for disuniting the parsonages of Ashe and
“ better transferring and assuring of the rectory and Dean, and praying Mr. Bowyer to write to them. On
" parsonage of the decayed parish of Frome-White- Monday or Tuesday at utmost will bring him his fees,
field adjoining unto the borough of Dorchester in the and bestow a piece of venison on him. See L. J., II.
county of Dorset, towards the maintenance of a 598.
" preacher, a free school, and nine poor people of the Annexed,
“ almshouse in the said town of Dorchester.” Brought 1. List of persons whose attendance is required.
from H. C. L. J., II. 559. Noted, “ To sleep.” See 1610, May 24.-Engrossment of “An Act to explain
March 15, 567. [A new bill was brought in and passed, one branch contained in the Statute anno primo Eliz.,
7 Jac. I. c. 26. in list of Private Acts.]

“ intituled An Act restoring to the Crown the ancient
1609-10, March 5.-John Gooche to Mr. Bowyer, “ jurisdiction over the State, ecclesiastical and spiritual,
Clerk of the Parliaments. His master (Mr. Attorney)

“ and abolishing all foreign jurisdiction repugnant to has perused and returns the Act for the restitution in " the same." By this Act the Crown was authorised blood of the children of George Brooke. Prays Mr. to issue commissions to inquire into errors, heresies, Bowyer to speak with his master about the title of the schisms, and abuses ecclesiastical. This power had Bill at the Committee-room in the Parliament House. been strained to extend to matters in no way coming

1609-10, March 6.-Lord Say and Sele to Mr. Bowver under ecclesiatical jurisdiction. The Act shall not Desires a copy of the Bill against pluralities, and that

authorise anything contrary to the laws ecclesiastical. he would write word when he shall have it: scribble Brought from H. C. L. J., 11. 598. Read 1°, 605, but out as fast as he can, he will not pay the less for it, so

no further proceeding. it be examined to be true. “From my house over

1610, May 26.-A list of the Lords not having taken “ against leeddon hawle.”

the oath of allegiance in Parliament, anno 70 Rg. 1609-10, March 13.-Draft of " An Act for restitution

Jacobi. Apparently used at the time of the Petition to be granted in certain cases upon entries with force

of both Houses to the King, touching his safety (May or holding with force." Brought from H. C.

1610), as it is noted with some of the proceedings

L. J.,
II. 566. Endorsed, “Rejected.” 23rd March. See

thereon. See L. J., II. 604. &c.
L. J., II. 571.

1610, May 30.—Engrossment of “ An Act for expla

“nation of the Statute made in the third and fourth
1609-10, March 15.-Lord Evre to Mr. Bo[w]yer for " years of King Edward the Sixth, concerning the
a copy of the Bill for the quietting of possessions (upon " traders of butter and cheese.” Act of Edward VI.,
indictments) by the justices of the peace. Endorsed, whch forbids purchasers of butter and cheese to sell
“ The Lo. Évre for a copy of a Bill intituled 'An Act the same again except by retail, not to apply to the
“ ' for restitution to be granted in certain cases upon City of London, where it is found to interfere with the
entries, &c.'See L. J., II. 567.

supply of the city and neighbourhood, and the victual-
1609-10, March 22.-Robert Bowyer to Sir George ling of ships resorting to the port. Brought from H.C.
Rennell, Kt. The.Bill for the school and other good L. J., II. 604. Committed, but no further proceeding.
uses in The'ford is ready, and the meeting of the Com Annexed,
mittee fixed. The business concerns Sir Edward Clere, 1. List of Committee on the Bill in H. L. L. J.,
who is understood to be a prisoner in the King's Bench,

II. 629, June 28.
desires information respecting the cause of his impri. [1610, June 2.]-Memoranda temp. Hen. VIII. and
sonment that an order may be made for the appearance Edw. IV., respecting precedency of Lord Clinton. See
of himself or his counsel before the Committee. See L. J., II. 606.
L. J., II. 567, &c.

1610, June 7.—Copy of entry in journal of the Chan

50F cellor's speech respecting the King's proclamation for 1610, July 2.-A list of persons who arrested Thomas HOUSE OF

all persons to take the oath of allegiance. L. J., II. Heynes, servant to the Lord Chamberlain, in breach of LORDS. 608. In extenso.

privilege. L. J., II. 633, 1610, June 8.-List of Peers. The names of those 1610, July 5. — Engrossment of “An Act for the taking the oath of allegiance this day being noted. “ punishment of Sir Stephen Procter, Knight, for L. J., II, 609.

“ divers misdemeanours and offences by him practised 1610, June 9.-List of Peers, and of Peers taking the “ and committed.” Procter having obtained a comoath on the 9th, 12th, 16th, and 21st of June, and 12th mission from the King to give ease to the subjects July. See L. J., II. 610, &c.

against informers, has been guilty of cruel exactions, 1610, June 14, Serjeants Inn.-Mr. Justice Walmes, and obtained large sums of money for dispensing with ley to Mr. Robt. Bowyer. The Bill of which he spoke penal laws, not answering to His Majesty for a third of to him is a general Bill “ against Barwicke, followed by the sums levied ; for these offences he shall lose his life, Robert Goodier and his wife," who both come from be degraded from knighthood, &c. Bill brought from the same part of the country as the writer. If Mr. H. C. L. J., II. 635, but was dropped after commitBowyer will show them what lawful favor he can to ment. further the said Bill, that which he told him should 1610, July 6. Richard Glover to Mr. Robert Bowyer. be paid shall be paid without fail if the Bill take effect. Prays him to take his word for the fees, and to let the

1610, June 16.-The Attorney General to Mr. Bowyer. Bill go on. Hopes to see Sir Richard Coninsby toDesires to know, for the information of the King, how night, and will assure him as much, as also all the other the Bill for naturalizing Mrs. Margaret Clarke stands. officers. His master prays the Bill may be read to

1610, June 17.–James Whitelock to Mr. Bowyer. morrow. Endorsed, * Mr. Glover for Mr. Attorney, No reason for Sir Robert Johnson to be so very quick; “ touching the Bill for the Norfolk Marshes." but the House is very anxious that this business should 1610, July 9.-Draft of grievances complained of by be ripened. Prays him not to let the work slack. Sends the House of Commons, with the King's answers. L. J., a note of cases.

II. 639. In extenso. Annexed,

1610, July 14.-Draft of “An Act for the better 1. Notes of certain rolls of Parliament. Headed, “ safety of His Majesty's royal person.” Any person “Record of the Tower not yet copied out."

conspiring against the King's life to suffer such 2. Sir Robert Johnson to Mr. Robson. Is com- “ pains of death in such lingering manner and with manded by the great Committee of the Commons

" such exquisite torments," as the Court before which to command him to send him the copies of the

he is tried shall adjudge. Right of lineal descendants eight records by 6 o'clock to-morrow morning,

of culprit to any lands, &c. to be forfeited to the King. or to bring them to the House by 7 o'clock, par. No lineal descendant to be capable of purchasing or ticularly a record concerning Lord Latimer,

holding lands, &c. For the purposes of the Act, the temp. Edw. III. Friday (June 22d, 1610].

death of the King to cause no cessation in the powers 1610, June 18.-Notes of amendments to Lord Aber

of magistrates. Read 1a. L. J., II. 643. Dropped gavenny's Bill. Endorsed, “L. Le Despencer. Delivered

after report, 653, July 20. “ in the House by the L. Privy Seal, die Martis, 18°

1610, July 17.--Engrossment of “An Act for the “ Junij 1640." See L. J., II. 625.

“ relief of Robert Pennington and John Holingshead,

" prisoners in the Marshalsea, and Wm. Pountis, pri1610, June 21.–Engrossment of “An Act against

“ soner in the Counter of the Poultry, London.” John “ common and ordinary swearing by the name of God

and Jacob Pountis trading to Tunis had bought certain " in vain." Persons above 14 years of age convicted

goods there, which were afterwards condemned in the of swearing to pay the following fines, viz. : a baron Admiralt

Admiralty Court as goods taken from Venetian subjects twenty shillings, a gentleman five, any other person two. If children under 14 years of age be convicted,

by pirates. The persons mentioned had become sureties

for John and Jacob Pountis to the extent of 3,0001., the parents to be informed, and to correct them by

and being unable to pay the whole value of the goods, " whipping or scourging with a rod.” Parents failing

had been imprisoned, though an appeal was pending. to punish their children, to pay five shillings on con

Brought from H. C. L. J., II. 646. Read 14, 653, but viction. All fines to go to the use of the poor. Brought

no further proceeding. from H. C. L. J., II. 620. Dropped after commit

1610, August 4.-Receipt from Thomas Wagstaff, ment.

one of the clerks of the chapel,” to R. Bowyer, Clerk Annexed,

of the Parliaments, for three writs of certiorari to be
1. List of Committee on the Bill in H. L. L. J., put on the file in the Chapel of the Rolls.
II. 629, June 28.

1610, Oct. 18.-Draft of “ An Act for the erection of 1610, June 26.-Petition of William Palmer and "6 common brewhouses in certain places needing the Jeames Boyle to the Lord Chancellor, praying that in

“same, whereby the subjects may be much eased in the case of a Bill for the naturalization of two children " the point of carriages at the times of His Majesty's of Palmer, and one of Boyle, fees as if for two chil- 66 progress, and drunkenness the better suppressed." dren only may be charged.

Innkeepers brew bad, strong, heady beer in their own 1610, June 29.-Amendments upon a Bill intituled houses, to the increase of drunkenness, and the incon“ An Act that all such as are to be naturalized or venience of the subjects who have to carry beer long restored in blood shall first receive the sacrament of distances for the King on his progresses. Brewhouses “ the Lord's Supper and the oath of allegiance and to be established in certain places. Read 14. L. J., “ the oath of supremacy.” L. J., II. 630. The Bill II. 667. Endorsed, “Rejected upon the general opinion passed through all its stages in both Houses, but did of the Committee.” not receive the royal assent.

Annexed, 1610, June 29.-Lord Hunsden to Lord Chancellor 1. List of Committee on the Bill in H. L., Oct. 23. [Ellesmere]. It is now six weeks since the death of

L. J., II. 670. his two servants, and no further peril of sickness

1610, Nov. 10.-Draft of “An Act for the enabling appearing, he will, with their Lordships' permission,

“ and making good of leases and grants to be made by be ready in another week to attend the House ; but “ the Prince [Henry, eldest son of James I.], and for without such permission he will not presume to come.

“ the yielding of true accounts upon oath by His HighL. J., II. 631.

“ ness' officers from time to time.” Refers to Princi1610, June 29.-Wm. Noye to Mr. Bowyer, Clerk of

pality of Wales, Duchy of Cornwall, and Earldom of the Parliaments. Was entreated by Sir Francis Fane

Chester ; but Manors of Bromfield and Yale in Denbigh to see Bowyer about the “transcripting” of certain

are excepted. Read 14. L. J., II. 676. Endorsed, orders of this Session according to a certiorari. Prays

“ 20 Nov. Brought into the House by the Committees, that all speed may be used that Lord Abergavenny's

" and ordered to sleep,” 680. Bill may not be delayed.

Annexed, 1610, June 29.—The Earl of Bath to Mr. Boyer

1. List of Committee on the Bill. Nov. 12. L. J.,

II. 677. [Bowyer), Clerk of the Parliaments. Desires him to

2. Draft of amendments to the Bill. send by bearer a copy of the Bill [3° Jac. I.] for the

3. Draft of a new Bill. Nov. 20. L. J., II. 680. carriage of wood and timber from High Bickington and

4. Draft, endorsed, “A rough draft of the 2d Bill." Kesmere Bridge down the river Tow to the town of

5. Parchment copy of Bill. Noted, “Soit baille Barstable and other towns adjoining, and an account

" aux Communs." Bill read 34. L. J., II. 682, of the proceedings of the Lords on the Bill.

Nov. 24. C. J. wanting. 1610, June 30.-Draft of “An Act concerning some 1610, Dec. 10.-Commission for prorogation of Par“ manner of assignments of debts to His Majesty.” liament. Signed by the King and sealed. In extenso, 7 & 8 Jac. I. c. 15. Read 1". L. J., II. 631,

L. J., II. 683.


OP 1611, May 31.-Sir Thomas Chaloner to Mr. Bowyer. LORDS.

Has heard from Richmond; prays him to meet him there.

[1611, May].-Sir Thomas Chaloner to Mr. Bowyer, '" at his house at Tower Hill.” Asks for precedents respecting officers to former Princes of Wales: cites Richard de la Bere, Chamberlain to the Black Prince, from Sergeant Dodrige's book, Thomas Vaughan, Chamberlain to the son of Edw. IV., &c.

[1611, May).-Sir Thomas Chaloner to Mr. Bowyer. Begs his book may be returned. Returns paper sent by Bowyer. In Sergeant Dodrige's book mention is made of De la Bere, Chamberlain to the Black Prince. Is very anxious for precedents respecting chamberlains, treasurers, or controllers to former Princes.

1611, May. St. James's.-Sir Thomas Chaloner to Mr. Bowyer. Begs him to send him “the grant of " the great office by sea to the Prince," and the other honours done to former Princes, if ready.

1611, June.--Patent granting the monopoly for the making of gold and silver thread to Richard Dike and others. Neither signed nor sealed.

1611, Oct.8.--Paper, endorsed, “ Reckoning touching “ my nephew Knyvett's patent in reversion." Account of fees in procuring patent in reversion of office of Clerk of the Parliaments.

1611, Oct. 9. York House.—Lord Chancellor Ellesmere to Mr. Richard Bancroft. Desires him, as executor of the late Archbishop of Canterbury, to give to Mr. Bowyer, Clerk of the Parliaments, all bills delivered to the late Archbishop as first of the Committees to whom those Bills were referred, which had not been returned as usual. Signed by the Chancellor. Noted with a certificate by Richard Bancroft that he has no such Bills, &c. in his hands.

1612.--Draft of “ An Act for the repealing of a branch of the Statute of 1° Jac. Rg., which enableth “ all persons to inform upon the same against such as “ sell less than a full ale quart of the best beer or ale “ for a penny: And An Act for the suppressing of new “ erected stables and petty osleries in and about the “ cities of London and Westminster, and the suburbs “ thereof." The provisions of the former Acts to be put in execution by duly appointed and sworn inspec. tors, instead of by common informers. Petty stables in obscure places to be suppressed, as giving facilities for the concealment and escape of thieves and robbers. Endorsed, 1612, in which year Parliament was not sitting.

1612-13, Jan. 28.-Bond by George Pye and Thomas Roche to Richard Crompton for repayment of 81. 88.

1613. March or May] 27._" Articles to be enquired “ of in the metropolitical visitation of the most reverend “ father in God George by God's providence Archbishop of Cant. [Abbott), primate and metropolitan of all England, in this present year of our Lord God one " thousand six hundred and thirteen concerning the “ Dean, Canon, and prebendaries of the Cathedral " Church of Sarum." Found amongst the documents relating to Archbishop Land's visitations. The endorse ment is in Dell's handwriting. See Second Report of Commissioners. Appx., p. 108. Annexed, 1. Answers of the Dean and Chapter to all the

interrogatories seriatim. [1613 ?].—“A most. humble supplication of divers • poor prisoners and many others the King's Majesty's “ loyal subjects, ready to testify it by the oath of alle. “ giance in all sincerity, whose grievances are lamentable only for cause of conscience." The Act of the 7th year of His Majesty's reign exempted persons taking the oath of supremacy from coming to church. Judges and justices extend the benefit of this Act to others beside Popish recusants, not so the bishops. Petitioners pray that the Act may in express words be extended to all. Subscribed, “By His Majesty's faithful subjects most falsely called anabaptists." Noted, rejected by the Committee.

(1613?).-Draft of “ An Act to prevent the impunity of foreign murders in some cases.” Duels are frequently fought in France or elsewhere abroad, in order to escape the laws of England ; in future any British subject, principal or accessory to a duel fought abroad, may be tried by the Court of King's Bench, as if the duel had been fought in this country. Not mentioned in journals. Probably brought in in consequence of death of Ld. Edwd. Bruce, who was killed in a duel with Sir Ed. Sackville, afterwards Earl of Dorset, under the walls of Antwerp. See Clarendon, I. 106, 8vo edition.

1613-14, Feb. 19.-Writs of summons to Parliament Houi

LOI to

Philip, Lord Wharton.
Lodovicke, Earl of Richmond.
Thos. West, Lord Delawarr.
Francis, Lord Norreis of Ricott.

Robert, Viscount Lisle.
1614, April 8.- Draft of “ An Act concerning the
“ High and Mighty Prince Frederick, Count Palatine
“ of Rhene, Duke of Bavaria of the sacred Roman
“ Empire, Arch Shewer and Elector, &c. and the High
and Mighty Princess, the Lady Elizabeth, his wife,
“ daughter to the King's Majesty, and their issues.” The
Act is for settling the succession to the Crown upon the
children of the Princess Elizabeth after Prince Charles
and his children, and for naturalizing the Count Palatine.
The Bill passed through all stages in both Houses, but
did not receive the royal assent. L. J., II. 689.

1614, April 14.-Draft of “An Act for the founding “ and establishing of a college or hospital in the town “ of East Grinstead in the county of Sussex, according “ to the intention of the late Right Hon. Robert, Earl " of Dorset, for 31 persons, and for incorporating the “ said 31 persons and enabling them with maintenance “ and revenue according to the last will of the said “ Earl.” Read 1a. C. J., I. 464. Reported from Committee, but no further proceeding. May 24. C. J., I. 495.

1614, April 16.—Draft of “An Act for the better " enabling of Herbert Pelham, Esquire, to make sale " of certain lands for the payment of his debts.” Read 14. C. J. 466. Noted," "Upon division of the “ House dashed, 201 against the passage, 133 for it.”

1614, May 2.-Draft of “An Act concerning printing "s and binding of books brought from beyond the seas." The Act imposes penalties upon both sellers and buyers of books printed beyond the seas, which have been previously published by authority in this realm. Read 14. C. J., I., 470. Rejected on second reading. 20 May. C. J. 490.

1614, May 2.-Draft of “ An Act for the relief of the “ creditors of Sir William Dillon, Knight, and Robert “ Dillon, Esq., his son and heir apparent, and for the “ sale of their lands for payment of their debts." Read 1°. C. J., I. 470. No further proceeding.

1614, May 9.-Draft of "An Act for discovery of “ thieves and punishment of retailing broggers, bro“ kers, and other concealers of stolen goods within " the City of London and within the compass of three “ miles of the said city.” Read 14. C. J., I. 476. No further proceeding.

1614, May 13.- Draft of “ An Act for the confirmation “ of a grant made by the Master and Fellows of Mag“ dalene College in the University of Cambridge to the “ late Queen Elizabeth in the 17th year of Her reign “ of a house and garden in the parish of St. Botolph “ without Aldgate, London.” The land being now in the possession of the Earl of Oxford, he has built upon it one hundred and twenty houses and tenements and expended large sums of money. The Act confirms the grant for the protection of himself and his tenants. Read 1a. C. J., I. 483. No further proceeding..

1614, May 14.-Draft of “ An Act for the increase of “6 timber for ensuing times.” Every possessor of a certain quantity of land to plant a portion with acorns, and afterwards to transplant the young trees and protect them from cattle, &c. Imposes penalties. Read 1", and rejected. C. J., I. 483.

1614, May 17.--Engrossment of An Act to enable " Sir Warwick Hele Knight, or any of the sons of Sir " John Hele, Knight, deceased, father of the said Sir “ Warwick Hele, being in possession, to make leases “ of certain lands whereof the said Sir John Hele died " seized.” C. J., I. 487. Ordered to be engrossed, but no further proceeding is mentioned.

. 1. Draft of preceding. Endorsed “L. 1°, 3 Maij.

“L. 24, 170 Maij.” C. J. for 3d May wanting.
2. Another draft.
1614, May 21.-Draft of “ An Act for knights and
“ burgesses to have places in Parliament for the county
“ palatine, city of Durham, and borough or town of
“ Barnard Castle, alias Castle Barnard.” The Act
gives two knights for the county of Durham, two citizens
for the city of Durham, and two burgesses for the
borough of Castle Barnard. Read 1°, C. J., 492. Com-
mitted; no further proceeding. 31st May, C. J., I. 502.

1614, May 23. — Draft of “ An Act to confirm and " enable the erection and establishment of an alms. “ house, a free grammar school, and a preacher in the “ town of Monmouth, intended to be done and performed


OF “ by the Master and four wardens of the fraternity

“ of the art or mystery of Haberdashers in the City of London, at the only costs and charges of William “ Jones, Merchant Adventurer, a member of the said * fraternity, and now resident at Hamburgh, in the " parts beyond the seas." Brought from H. C. L. J., II. 706. The Bill passed through all stages in both Houses, but did not receive the royal assent.

1614, May 23.-Draft of “ An Act for the enabling of “ John Tewe, clothier, to make sale of certain lands “ for the payment of his debts." Brought from H. C. L. J., II. 106. The Bill passed through all stages in both Houses, but did not receive the royal assent.

1614, May 23.-Draft of " An Act for the confirmation " of a decree in Chancery." The Act confirms a decree made with the consent of Henry Jernegan, Lord of the Manor of Painswick in the county of Gloucester, and the customary tenants of the manor. Brought from H. C. L. J., II. 706. The Bill passed through all stages in both Houses, but did not receive the royal assent.

1614, May 24.-Draft of “ An Act for the safe keeping " of the records and books of the sessions of the peace " and of inrolments taken before justices and clerks “ of the peace.” In consequence of frequent changes in the office of Custos Rotulorum and Clerks of the peace records are constantly lost. The Bill enacts that a house shall be provided in each county for their safe custody. Read ia. C. J., I. 495. No further proceeding.

1614, May 24.–Draft of “An Act for the sale of “ certain lands of Sir William Fowrth, Knt., deceased, “ for the payment of his debts and the better perform“ ance of his last will and testament." Read 1a. C. J., 495. No further proceeding.

1614, May 25.-Draft of " An Act for the relief of Dame Jane Skynner, the late wife of Sir John Skynner, “ deceased, for the recovery of her dower out of the “ manor of Castle Campes in the counties of Cambridge " and Essex." Read 14. C. J., I. 496. No further proceeding.

1614, May 31. - Draft of “An Act for the better “ enabling of Erasmus Record to have and enjoy the “ benefit of a decree made for him in Chancery." Not mentioned in Journals. Annexed,

1. Another copy of the Act. 1614, June 1.-Draft of “ An Act to make void diverse “ statutes, recognizances, and extents continued upon “ the lands of Richard Whalley of Cornie to defraud “ Sir Robert Wynde, Knight, of a debt of 2,0001. owing " by the said Richard Whalley.” Read 12. C. J., 504. No further proceeding.

1614, June 1.-Draft of “ An Act for the ratifying " and conforming of the sale of certain lands and " tenements in Kessingland in the county of Suffolk, “ formerly made towards the payment of the debts of “ Benedict Campe, gent., deceased, and likewise for " the sale of other lands late the said Benedict Campe's, “ for the payment of other his debts.” Read 14. O. J., I. 504. No further proceeding.

1614, June 1.-Draft of “ An Act for confirmation of “ an indenture of covenant and agreement made in “ 21° Elizabeth, between the Provost and Scholars of “ King's College in Cambridge lords of the manor of “ Riuslipp, Middlesex, and the tenants there, concern" ing fines and heriots within the same manor.” Read 1°. C. J., I. 504. No further proceeding.

1614, June 3.-Draft of “ An Act for avoiding a conveyance gotten by undue practices without any good “ consideration from Arthur Bagnole, Esquire, son and " heir of Sir Henry Bagnole, Knt." Read 14. C. J., I. 505. No further proceeding.

1614, June 3.- Draft of " An Act for the keeping of “ one of the general assizes and gaol delivery and two “ of the general quarter sessions of the peace for the “ county of Buckingham yearly within the town of “ Buckingham within the said county.” The assizes were formerly held at Buckingham, but in the reign of Henry VIII. the town being consumed by fire, they were removed to other places. Read 14. C. J., I. 505. No further proceeding.

1614, June 3.-Draft of "An Act for the peace of the “ King's subjects after judgment by them had at the " common law." No suits to be prosecuted in other courts in matters where judgments have been given in any of the King's courts of common law until reversed by error. Read 1°. C. J., I. 505. No further proceeding.

1614, June 3.-Draft of "An Act for relief of mer"chants of the Staple.” The Act restores to the Major

Constables and Society of the Staple certain privileges HOUSE OF

LORDS. of selling, shipping, and transporting wools, &c. formerly enjoyed by them under Statute and by letters patent, of which privilege they have recently been deprived by an order of the Council of State. Read 14. C. J., I. 505. No further proceeding.

1614.-Writ of summons to Parliament to [Edward, Lord Vaux of Harrowden).

1615, May 19.-Letters patent appointing Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Henry Yelverton, and others commissioners for contracting and compounding with lords of manors for grants of license to enclose and empark lands, and for liberty of free warren. [Seal wanting.]

1615.-Articles for the vicars choral and singing men
of the cathedral church of Chichester. Signed “G.
" Cant." (Abbot). Much mutilated.
1. Answer of the vicars choral to the articles.

1615, Sept. 25.
2. Presentment made by Thomas Emerson, one of

the prebendaries to the articles. 1615, Sept. 26.
3. Answer of Godfrey Blaxton, one of the vicars.
4. Answer of John Clyfford and Thomas Younge,

lay vicars, to the articles.
5. Answer of Valentine Austin and Anthony But-

tery, two of Bishop Shurborne’s clerks. 1615,

Sept. 25. All these papers were found amongst those relating to Laud's visitation, 1634. See Second Report of Commissioners. Appx., p. 108.

1616, April 6.-Certificate by Parket Nightingale and others, that they spun (gold and silver thread) for Thomas Williams and others for many years before the granting of the patent for the said manufacture.

1616-17, Jan. 10.-Copy of an indenture made between the King of the one part and Richard Dike, Mathias Fowle, and Francis Dorington of the other part: granting to them, their deputies and assigns, the monopoly of making gold and silver thread for 21 years, upon payment of 101. per annum, and indemnification of loss to the customs caused by the ceasing of the importation of the said thread.

1616-17, Jan. 30.-Bond by Sir Barentine Molins, Knight, to Richard Crompton, for repayment of 151.

1616-17, March 3.-Letters patent appointing Sir Giles Mompesson and others Commissioners of Inns. Almost illegible from damp. Seal entire. See Commission. 1618, Dec. 9. where this is recited.

1616-17, March 19. – Patent, after reciting the appointment of Sir Giles Mompesson and others as Commissioners of Inns, and for granting licenses to innkeepers, and the appointment of Sir Giles Mompesson as receiver of all fines, &c. received for grant of licenses under the said commission; grants to the said Sir Giles Mompesson and Thomas Mompesson one-fifth of all sums so received, for their joint lives and the life of the longer liver of them. (Seal).

1617, April 2.-Certificate of wardens and assistants of the Mystery of Goldsmiths of London, that the trade of gold and silver wire drawing and spinning upon silk is no new invention, but used for 60 years past, and that Thomas Ledsam, now prisoner in the Marshalsea, has served ten years apprenticeship to the same.

[1617, April 10].-Extract from Chancery Records ; Book VI., fol. 246, of the finding of an inquisition, respecting the possessions of George Home, of Wedderburn, &c.

1617, Dec. 25. – Bond from Barnaby Newman to Richard Crompton for repayment of 201.

1617, Dec. 31.-Bond from Sir Wm. Fish to James Isaac for repayment of 201.

],-Draft of Information in the Court of Exchequer at the suit of Sir Henry Yelverton, Attorney General, against Thomas Williams and others, goldwire drawers, for infringing the patent for gold and silver thread granted to Richard Dike, Mathias Fowle, and Francis Dorrington.

1617-18, March 11.-Letters patent appointing Robert Dixon and William Almond, Commissioners of alehouses.

1618, April 11.-Indenture made between the King of the one part and Mathias Fowle of London of the other part: grants to the latter, his ex'ors, adm'ors, and assigns, the sole right of making gold and silver thread, and copper gold and silver thread, for 21 years, in consideration of his making good the loss to the customs by the non-importation of the said thread upon a medium to be reckoned on the last seven years, and also of his paying 5001. yearly to Sir Thomas Howard, Knight, one of the sons of Thomas Earl of Suffolk, Lord Treasurer of England, during the said term of 21 years, but after

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