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Hous3 01 III. 68. Also respecting “ Concealments.” See L. J.,
III. 62; and March 26, L. J., III. 70.
1620-21, March 23.-Draft of “An Act for confirma“ tion of a decree made in the Court of Chancery upon “ cross bills, in the one of which bills George Morgan, “ of London, mercbant, is plaintiff, against William “ Meggs, Richard Bowdler, Thomas Jones, and others, “ defendants; and in the other of the said bills, the “ said Richard Bowdler is plaintiff, against the said “ George Morgan; and to assist the said Court of “ Chancery in the execution of the said decree." Lecta 1. C. J., I. 570, but no further proceeding.
1620-21, March 23.-Examination of Thomas Norton upon oath for the particular compositions under the patent for gold and silver thread. Annexed, 1. Norton's confession.—“The truth of the proceed
“i ing in the gold thread when I was solicitor and
“ Ireland messenger." 2. List of seizures made by Ireland. 1620-21, March 23.—Examination of Jervis Unwon, touching the gold and silver thread business. 1620-21, March 23 1 Minute Book of proceedings in
}House of Lords, written appa18 May 162), ) rently by one of the Clerks of the Table, and frequently containing matter not in the printed Journals. See Report on House of Lords MSS. p.l of this Appendix. See also 1623–4, Feb. 12, infra.;
1621, March 26.-Petition of Thomas Norton, solicitor to the Commissioners for gold tbread, committed close prisoner till he should be examined by Judge Lawton and Mr. Baron Denham. Now that that has been done, prays that he may be bailed. See L. J., III. 72.
1621, March 27.-Draft of “An Act against secret “ offices and inquisitions to be taken on His Majesty's “ behalf, to the prejudice of his subjects.” Many persons having been ejected from land, &c., under pretence of secret inquisitions, without having the opportunity of producing evidence for their defence, the Bill enacts that, in future due notice shall be given by the Court out of which the writ or commission is issued before any inquisition be found. Read 1* C. J., I. 576. Re-committed, 632, May 30. No further proceeding.
1621, March 30.-Order for Mr. Thomas Knyvett " to " repair to the Tower, and to all other places where his “ Majesty's records are kept, to peruse the same re“ cords, and take such notes out of them as he shall “ think good, without any fee for the same." See L. J., III. 65. On the same sheet is a “ Collection of prece“ dents respecting proceedings in Parliament against “ Richard Lyons and others, temp. Edw. 3." Annexed, 1. Extracts from Parliament Rolls of the proceed
ings against Lyons, Latimer, and others. 2. Bill for 246. 138. for copies of documents de
livered from the Tower into the Parliament
House for His Majesty's service. 1621, March 30.-Printed copy of proclamation for banishment of Sir Giles Mompesson. See message from the King, L. J., III. 73.
1621, March 30.—Printed copy or proclamation repealing letters patent for the grant of monopolies of -(i) Inns and hosteries." (ii) Alehouses. (iii) Gold and silver thread. See King's Speech, March 26. L. J., III. 69. [Printed by Bonham Norton and John Bill.]
1621, March.-Petition of Thomas Fuller, Clerk, to the House of Commons, complaining of Sir John Hall, Knight, for unlawfully dispossessing him of the rectory of Upton Gray, in the county of Southampton. Annexed,
1. Statement of his grievances against Hall.
cution of Fuller, upon supposed contempt, de-
instruct his counsel. 3. Statement of Hall's grievances against Fuller.
See C. J., I. 534, &c. 1621, March.-Petition of the customary tenants of Thornbury and Ouldbury, in the county of Gloucester, praying for the reversal of a decree in Chancery, pri. vately and suddenly obtained by Edward Stafford, Esquire, son and heir of the Lord Stafford, by which they are deprived of their ancient privileges. Annexed,
1. Statement of their grievances. 1621, April 4.—Draft (in Elsynge's handwriting) of proceedings against Sir Giles Mompesson. Headed, * The manner how to certify the proceedings of this " Parliament against Sir G. Momp.” Endorsed, “My
“ own instructions which I showed Mr. Serjeant Crewe. HOUSE OF
1. Another draft with same heading.
dorsed, “ Sir Giles Mompesson my draught
pesson, and the names of the witnesses to provo
and others respecting gold and silver thread.
Signed by Elsynge. (May 1621.] 1621, April 11.-Order of the Sub-Committee for grievances, for the attendance of the farmer of fines imposed by the clerk of markets and other patentees with their patents.
1621, April 17.-Draft of “ An Act for the freer “ liberty of fishing and fishing voyages to be made and “ performed in the sea coast and places of Newfound. “ land, Virginia, New England, and other the sea coasts “ and parts of America." The free right of engaging in fishery tends greatly to the increase of the number of ships and mariners, but of late some attempt has been made to interfere with this freedom. All British subjects to have free right of fishing on the shores of America, and to select their places for curing fish according to priority of arrival, with liberty to take wood for fuel and repairs. Read 1a in H. C. on date. C.J., I. 578. Passed in H. C. but not sent up to H. L.
1621, April 17.-Draft of “An Act for the restitution “ of the true and necessary use of writs Ad quod “ damnum, or commissions in nature of the same.” Read 1a. C. J., I. 579. Annexed, 1. List of Committee in H. C. 21 Nov. C. J., I. 641.
No further proceeding. [1621, April 17].-Petition of Mathias Fowle, now prisoner in the Fleet, that he may be heard respecting the accusations made against him.
1621, April 18.-Draft of “ An Act for the naturaliza" tion of James De Best, of the parish of St. Nicholas, “ London, merchant.” Read 12 C. J., I. 579. Committed, 614. May 8. No further proceeding.
1621, April 18.-Draft of “ An Act against usury.” No money to be lent at a greater rate of interest than 8 per cent. per annum. Read 1°. C. J., I. 579. To be ingrossed, 29 May. C. J., 1.631. Annexed,
1. Engrossment of the Bill. No further proceeding. . 1621, April 18.-Sir Randolph Crew's brief of the charges against Sir Henry Yelverton. See L. J., III. 77. Annexed, 1. Sir Randolph Crew's brief of the charges against
Sir Francis Michell and Mathias Fowle. April
26. L. J., III. 89 and 91.
thread, with notes thereon.
above petition. 1621, April 19.-Draft of “ An Act for reversing of “ decrees in Courts of Equity upon just causes.” Read 14. C. J., I. 582. No further proceeding.
1621, April 19.-Draft of “ An Act for avoiding of “ vexation by colour of process taken out for appear“ ances in Courts of Equity.” Read 1*. C. J., İ. 582. No further proceeding.
1621, April 19.-Draft of “An Act for payment of “ costs in prohibitions for tythes. Read 1 C. J., I. 582. No further proceeding.
1621, April 19.- Draft of “ An Act for the better “ execution of judgments given in the Court of King's “ Bench.” Read 1". C. J., I. 582. No further proceeding.
1621, April 20.-Draft of “An Act for avoiding of “ vexatious delays caused by removing actions and “ suits out of inferior courts." Read and committed. C. J., I. 583. No further proceeding. Annexed,
1. List of Committee in H. C. 1621, April 21.-Draft of “ An Act for the better in“creasing of the decayed rates of corn, cattle, and " other country commodities by repeal of some branches
HOUSE OF “ of the Statute of the 5th Edward VI. against regra. Annexed,
“ tors, forestallers, and ingrossers, and for preventing 1. Another petition to the same effect.
Lord Cromwell. Was arrested by John Francis and
excuse his absence and take steps for his enlargement.
plaintiff, and Peter Manning, Elizabeth his wife, servants. L. J., III. 97.
“ and explanation and amendment of the laws made for
“ belonging to bishoprics, colleges, and cathedral
“ churches to be let to the vicar's incumbents." Read 14.
1621, April 30.-Draft of “An Act to establish two
quence of the great increase in the number and quality the Trinity House to erect and maintain lighthouses at
of suits in the Court of Chancery, the Lord Chancellor Dungeness and Winterton Ness, and to levy tolls upon and the Master of the Rolls cannot alone undergo the all ships passing. Read 1a. C. J., I. 590. Re-com
burthen. The Bill provides for the appointment of two mitted, 628, May 26; but no further proceeding.
additional judges, and reduces the charges in certain Annexed,
proceedings. Read 1°. C. J., I. 596; but no further
1621, April 30.—Draft of “ An Act for the avoiding of
“ the great charge daily increasing upon the inhabitants
“people.” The Bill is directed against the increasing
practice of poor people coming into cities and corporate
towns for residence. No person to come into any city 1621, April 26.-Draft of the charges against Sir
or corporate town to dwell unless he possesses property Francis Michell, with the proofs of the same and his
of the clear annual value of 40s. Endorsed, “Upon
" question rejected.” Read 1". defence. L. J., III. 89. In extenso. And the judg.
C. J., I. 596. ment pronounced May 4. L. J., III. 108. In extenso.
1621, May 1.—Commission appointing Sir James Ley,
Chief Justice of the Pleas, to be Speaker of the Upper
House in the absence of the Lord Chancellor. L. J.,
II. 103. In extenso. (Seal). handwriting.
Annexed, 1621, April 26.—List of grievances sustained by
1. Copy of preceding. Francis Broade through the unjust dealing of Richard
1621, May 2.-Petition of Sir John Michell, Kt., one Dike and Mathias Fowles, who having learned from him
of the Masters of the Court of Chancery in ordinary. the mystery of making gold and silver thread under
Was arrested at the suit of Anthony Collett. Prays pretence of obtaining a patent for the same in which he
that he may be brought up by writ of Habeas corpus, should be joined, obtained the patent, but without in
and that Collett may be ordered to answer for his cluding him, and then prevented him from practising
contempt. his trade. Noted, “ Broade to take his remedy by a due
1621, May 2.-Petition of John Bird, servant to the
Bishop of Rochester. Was arrested at the suit of John
1621, May 2.-Draft of “An Act to reverse and make
“ London, Esquire, deceased), were plaintiffs, against
longer term than 5 years to be void, and notice to be
given in the parish church when any such property is
praying that he may take his due course of law 1621, May 2.-Draft of " An Act for the freeing and
“ taken in the seas upon or near the coast of Ireland,
“porting of the said fish by any such fishermen out of
" the said kingdom.” Read 1a. C. J., I. 602. No further proceeding.
1621, May 3.--Draft of " An Act for the establishing " of some manors in the several counties of Cornwall, " Devon, and Dorset upon John Mohun, Esquire, son “ and heir apparent of Sir Reignold Mobun, Knight and “ Baronet, according to the true intent and meaning of “ former agreements between them had and made." Read 14. C. J., I. 605. Committed, 623. 17 May. No further proceeding.
1621, May 3.-Draft of “An Act against the trans“ portation of iron mine, cast iron ordnance, and cast “ iron shot.” Makes it felony to transport any of the above articles for the use of foreign countries. Read la. C. J., I. 605. Committed, 14 May 621. Annexed, 1. List of Committee on Bill in H. C. No further
proceeding. 1621, May 4.-Draft of “ An Act to make void a de. " cree made in Chancery wherein Johan Smith, widow, “ and her son and daughters, were plaintiffs, against “ Sir Baptist Hickes, Knt. and Bart., and others, defen" dants, as concerning the sum of 9141. 10s." Read la. C. J., I. 606. No further proceeding.
1621, May 4.-Draft of " An Act concerning days of * hearing and orders in the Court of Chancery and “ other Courts of Equity at Westminster.” No cause to be heard except during term time or within 5 days after the last day of term, and all persons interested to have free access to the court during the hearing of a canse. Endorsed, “Lecta 1", May 4.” Not mentioned in Journals.
1621, May 4. — Examinations of Lettice Harris, Alexander Harris, and Elizabeth Broughton, touching contemptuous speeches of Edward Flood against the Princess Elizabeth and the Elector Palatine. See L. J., III. 132.
1621, May 5.-Draft of “An Act concerning petty “ larceny and the manner of punishment of the “ offenders therein." The Bill provides that corporal punishment by whipping or stocking should be inflicted upon persons convicted of petty larcenies. Read 14. C. J., İ. 609. No further proceeding.
1621, May 7.-Draft of “An Act concerning women " convicted of small felonies." L. J., III. 113. Passed through all stages but did not receive the royal assent. Similar to the Act 21 Jac. I. c. 7.
1621, May 7.-Draft of “ An Act for the naturalizing “ of Sir Robert Douglas, Knight, Treasurer of the “ Prince's Highness household." Read 1*. L. J., III. 113. Passed through all stages, but did not receive the royal assent.
1621, May 8. -Petition of Sir Ralph Hansby, Knt., that his examination touching the charges of corruption against the late Lord Chancellor may be kept secret, and not furnished to his adversaries, who have endeavoured to procure a copy of the same from the Clerk of the Parliaments. See L. J., III. 99.
1621, May 9.-Draft of “ An Act for the declaring of “ the uses of a fine levied by Robert Hogar, His Ma. “ jesty's ward, during his minority and dying before his “ full age. And for the preventing of fines, recoveries, “ and assurances to be had and obtained from infants “ being wards." Read 14. C. J., I. 615. No further proceeding.
1621, May 9.-Order of the House referring Jacobson's Naturalization Bill to the Lord Treasurer. L. J., III. 118.
1621, May 11.-Affidavit of Ann Leaminge, that Sir Christopher Parkyngs received from Ann Adlington “ a night cap wrought with gold of forty shillings price " to do her right justice.'
1621, May 12.-Draft of "An Act concerning mono“ polies and dispensations with penal laws and the “ forfeitures thereof." Brought from H. C. L. J., III. 119. The Bill was read a first time in H. C. March 12, 1621. “A Bill to be drawn to cut off monopolies by “ the root." C. J., I. 549. The Bill, which is much amended, and with many provisoes added, was finally rejected, and a new Bill brought in. See Act of 1623, 21 Jac. I. c. 3.
1621, May 12.-Draft of “ An Act for the ordering " and settling the manner of buildings, and for restraint “ of inmates and dividing of tenements, in and near “ the cities of London and Westminster.” The fore. front and outer walls of all new buildings to be of brick or stone. No tenement to be divided into several habitations unless it be worth 201. per annum. London Bridge is excepted out of the provisions of the Bill. Read 14. C. J., I. 619. No further proceeding.
1621, May 12.-Draft of “An Act of repeal of one HOUSE OF “ branch of the Statute of 34 Hen. VIII. entitled An
LORDS. “ Act for certain ordinances in the King's Majesty's “ dominions and Principality of Wales." Repeals the clauses in the recited Act, which gave power to the King to make laws for the Principality of Wales without the authority of Parliament. L. J., III. 119. Annexed, 1. List and proceedings of the Committee in H. C.
13 March: C. J., 1.551. Bill passed through all
stages, but did not receive the royal assent. 1621, May 14.-Draft of “An Act for establishing “ only of English brokers between merchants and “ others within the realm of England.” Limits the number of brokers. No person to exercise that office unless he be English born, and be chosen and sworn in the manner provided by the Bill. Brokers to keep a register of all business transacted by them. Read 1a. C. J., I. 619. No further proceeding.
1621, May 14.-Writ of error in the cause Stafford v. Stafford. See L. J., III. 121. Annexed,
1. Petition for bringing in the writ.
2. The Record in the cause. 1621, May 14.-Petition of Mathias Fowle, imprisoned in the Fleet on charges touching the gold and silver thread business. Prays for his discharge upon sufficient bail.
1621, May 14.-Petition of Sir Francis Englefylde, Baronet, praying to be heard against the Bill for settling certain of the Viscount Mountague's lands for payment of his debts.
1621, May 16.—Draft of “ An Act for the selling of " the lands, tenements, leases, rents, and annuities “ of John Mayle of the city of London, scrivener, for “ the payment of his debts and relief of his creditors “6 and sureties.” Read 14. C. J., I. 621. No further proceeding.
1621, May 16.-Draft of " An Act to make void a “ decree made in the High Court of Chancery against " the customary tenants of the manors of Twiford and “ Merwell, in the county of Southampton, concerning “ the certainty of their fines.” Read la. C. J., I. 621. No further proceeding.
1621, May 17.-Petition of Nicholas Stafford, defendant in the Writ of Error Stafford v. Stafford, that a Scire facias may be awarded for him to appear “at a day “ certain," otherwise as be resides in Ireland he would be utterly undone if the Parliament should be adjourned before the said Scire facias be wanted. L. J., III. 126.
1621, May 18.--Petition of Henry Earl of Northumberland that his writ of summons may be sent to him. In extenso. . L. J., III. 128.
1621, May 18.-Draft of“ An Act for the more indif“ ferent hearing of all causes, and the counsel towards “ the same, in all courts.” The Bill is directed against the practice of giving pre-audience to certain counsel. Read 1a. C. J., I. 624.* No further proceeding.
1621, May 18.-Examinations of Henry Pennington, John Broughton, and Abdias Cole, touching the contemptuous speeches of Edward Flood against the Princess Elizabeth and the Elector Palatine. See L.J., III. 132.
1621, May 18.- Michael Jenyson to Henry Earl of Huntingdon, complaining of his treatment in the Fleet and of the licence allowed to Edward Flood, who was ordered to be kept close prisoner.
1621, May 18.–Petition of Elizabeth Skory that Sir John Bennett may be ordered to repay 1,1001, which she delivered to him to keep for her until she should otherwise dispose of it. L. J., III. 128.
[1621, May 18].-Petition of Sir John Kennedy, Knight, for review of proceedings in Chancery between him and David Dromond and Timothy Pinnkney, respecting Barnelms.
1621, May 24.-Draft of “ An Act for the abbreviation “ of Michaelmas term." Read 1in H. C., May 24. C. J.. I. 625. Annexed, 1. List of Committee on the Bill in H. C. 1621,
Nov. 20. O. J., I. 641. No further proceeding. 1621, May 24.--Examinations of Edward Aldred and George Hardman, touching the contemptuous speeches of Edward Flood against the Princess Elizabeth and the Elector Palatine. See L. J., III. 132.
1621, May 24.-Draft of "An Act for the confirmation “ of several decrees in the Court of the Duchy of Lan" caster for and concerning lands and tenements, parcel “ of the same Duchy of Lancaster, and for the per“ fect creation and confirmation of all the same lands “ and tenements to be copyhold and customary lands,
" according to the tenor of the same decrees." Read 18. Viscount St. Albans, late Lord Chancellor, Henry Yel-
1621, May 30.-Schedule of fines levied by the Upper
1621, [May].--Petition of Thomas Jermy, son and
and divers of his kindred, (to H. C.] Complains of a
judgment given in the Prerogative Court by Sir John
per, Sir Allen Apsley, and Sir Marmaduke Endorsed, “Rejected.”
the Fleet by their Lordships order, for release.
1621, June 1.-Order of the House of Commons
ham's petition. Enclosing the following: . journment. C. J., I. 634.
1. Copy of preceding.
covy Co. to pay Cunningham the amount awarded. Kilvard to produce his proofs against Sir John Bennett.
In extenso. L. J., III. 153.
consider Cunningham's petition. L. J., III. 131. " and holding of the assizes and gaol deliveries in the
John Bennett may be ordered forthwith to give bonds
for payment of his debt to her, in compliance with the
H. C., praying to be heard in favour of the Bill. 1621 [June 2].-Notes, in Elsynge's handwriting, of
&c. See L. J., III. 81.
w fine. suffer any recovery. knowledge In extenso. L. J., III. 157.
1. Draft of preceding.
1621, June 4. - Petition of William Mathewe, of LlanSimilar to the Act 21 Jac. I. c. 26. Passed through all daff, Esquire, praying for the reversal of a decree in stages, but did not receive the royal assent.
Chancery, touching the manor of Llandaff. 1621, May 26.-Draft of “ An Act concerning the
1621, June 4.- Copy of declaration of the House of “ transportation of butter made and to be made in the
Commons, touching the Palatinate. See O. J., I. 639. " dominion of Wales and county of Monmouth.”
1621, June 4.-Order upon report from the ComThe monopoly recently “ procured by two men" for the
mittee in the cause of Sir James Cunningham v. The transporting and sale of Welsh butter to cease at the
Muscovy Company. L. J., III. 156. end of the present Parliament. Brought from H. C.
1. Copy of preceding, with note by Elsyng, to the L. J., III. 137. Bill passed through all stages, but did
Company, to forward to him 1241. 108., for distrinot receive the royal assent.
bution among certain poor men, in compliance
with the order. 9th June.
2. List of the poor men to whom the money is to be
3. Memorandum by Elsyng, that the warrant is to
be addressed to Alderman Hugh Hamersley, the
Governor of the Company, and others.
4. Hammersley to Elsyng. Prays his patience until from H. C. L. J., III. 135. No further proceeding.
the Company shall meet to consider the order. 1621, May 26.-Draft of “ An Act for confirmation of
11 June 1621. " the copyhold estates and customs of diverse copy
5. Same to same. Believes all the poor men were " holders of the manors of Stepney and Hackney,
satisfied before the order was made. “And if “ according to certain indentures of agreements and a
“ any there be incontented, if they shall repair “ decree in the High Court of Chancery made between
“ unto me I shall take notice of their demands." " the lord of the said manors and the copyholders.”
16 June 1621. Brought from H.C. L. J., III. 135. Reported 2 June,
6. Memorandum by Elsyng of proceedings in the
tinue, notwithstanding the adjournment of Parliament,
1. Draft of preceding.
take steps to stay the suits.
Ryece, out of his desire for the service of God and his
House op hopes to be buried, and also his regard for Emanuel 1621, Dec. 3.--Order of the House respecting Con Hom
Preston to Smyth and others, upon trust, within three Rochford. L. J., III. 179. In extenso.
" and preferment of his wife and younger children.”
Read 11. C. J., I. 655. No further proceeding.
been much disgraced and insulted in consequence of his
1621, Dec. 8.-Petition of Thomas Waringe : on ac-
ordered by the House, prays for mercy and acceptance [Bishop of Salisbury].
of such sureties as he can procure. L. J., III. 186. 1621, Nov. 26.-" The names of them that counter
1621, Dec. 10.-Draft of proceedings on the Bill con“ feited my Lord Stafford's hand and seal.” L. J., III.
cerning monopolies this day. L.J., III. 188. In extenso. 170.
1621, Dec. 10.--Draft of report from the Committee 1621, Nov. 26.--Counterfeit protection from Lord
for Privileges respecting Sir John Bourchier's petition.
L. J., III. 189. In extenso.
1621, Dec. 10.-Petition of Bulkeley Brandon : in
suing Swettenham for an escape, had no intention of 170.
committing any breach of privilege towards Lord 1621, Nov. 26.—Copy of petition and remonstrance of
Stafford ; prays for discharge from attendance without
payment of fees, and that his action may be allowed to
1. Reasons that moved the prisoner to bring his
action against the bailiff for an escape.
2. Protection from Lord Stafford, in blank, dated “ trusion brought on the behalf of the King's Majesty.
1621, May 6. “ and to retain his possession till trial.” Brought from
1621, Dec. 11.-Draft of proceedings this day ; exaH. C. L. J., III. 174. Passed through all stages, but
mination of witnesses in Sir John Bourchier's case, &c.
L. J., III. 190, 191.
1621, Dec. 12.—“ A catalogue of those petitions which
" have been read in this Parliament." Noted, " for the “ their just and due debts." All just debts of attainted
“ Earl of Bridgwater." persons to be paid out of their forfeited estates upon the
1621, Dec. 15.-Original MS. of“ Selden's Baronage," proof of the same in the Court of Chancery or Ex
Es being the book of collections of precedents presented to
“ of the Grand Committee for privileges" [L. J., III.
1621, Nov. 28.-Draft of “ An Act restoring the free “ the 6th tome of Selden's works, in folio, page 1473,
“ 1693, part 2, p. 155 and 157, sub imo in the ABp's. 1621, Nov. 30.-Order of the House respecting the “ argument for the Bp's. right of voting, &c., in case precedents of privileges belonging to the baronage col “ of blood, &c. mention is made of the precedent of lected by Mr. Selden. In extenso. L. J., III. 176. “ Wm. Courtenay, Archbp. of Canterbury, 11 R. 2, See L. J., III. 196, Dec. 15.
“ as inserted in The Book of Privileges wh. Mr. Selden Annexed,
“ collected for the Lords of the Upper House, which is
Lords. The papers which Mr. Selden demands “ here pag. 92, & seqq.; with the passage out of R.
hand, “Selden's Colleccons, 14th Decemb. 1621."
himself. Westminster College, 29 Nov. 1621. Clerk of the Parliaments. At the top of the leaf is this
from Elsynge, Cler. Parl., “277 leaves that were “ den's, which came to the hands of Mr. Elsynge, Clerk
" of the nobility of England.” Dec. 4, 1621. “ the Parliament Office. Wm. Cowper, Cler. Parlia-
first and last words of each page of the collection ; in