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2. Copy of preceding.
the petitions, 20th June 1615. 1624, April 16. — Petition of Francis Carew, Esq., Prothonotary of His Majesty's Court of Chancery, “ both in his own and the behalf of diverse clerks in “ his office." The only benefit of his place, and the means of livelihood of his clerk, was “the writing unto “ the Great Seal of process and supersedeas for the “ peace and good behaviour,” which by a Bill before Parliament is absolutely taken away. Prays relief.
1624, April 16.-Petition of the heir and executors of Sir James Cuningham, of 'the realm of Ireland, lately deceased, that the money due to him from the Muscovy Company may be paid to the Clerk of the House, and remain in his custody until petitioners have made out their claim to it.
1624, April 17.-Draft of " An Act to restrain the “ worsted weavers within the county of Norfolk and “ city of Norwich from buying or using any other yarn, " to be employed in the manufacture of worsteds, other " than such as been of wools of Norfolk growth and " wrought within the said county of Norfolk and city "s of Norwich.” Read 1a. C. J., I. 769. Rejected, 23 April. C. J., I. 773.
1624, April 17.-Draft of " An Act for the naturalizing " of Jaques De Beste." Read 19. L. J., III. 312. No further proceeding.
1624, April 19.- Draft of “ An Act to restrain butchers “ from grazing of cattle." No butcher to keep any cattle or sheep on grass for more than 30 days after buying the same before killing. Read 14. C. J., I. 770. No further proceeding.
1624, April 23.-Petition of " distressed prisoners in “ the common gaol in general, and living only upon the “ charity thereof,” detailing the hardships they have endured during the past winter, and praying for a more equal distribution of the charities contributed towards their support. Noted, “This petition is to be considered “ of when the money in the box is to be divided.”
1624, April 23.-Petition of Richard Lewis, merchant. Complains of a judgment given against him by the Company of Eastland Merchants, touching a ship. The company are empowered by their charter to judge certain causes. Prays for a commission of enquiry. Noted, “ Rejected."
1624, April 23.--Petition of John Sharpe, one of the Yeomen Ūshers of His Majesty's chamber, that a debt due to him from Sir James Cuningham may be paid out of the monies due to Cuningham from the merchants of London.
1624, April 23.--Petition of Thomas Northen that the Muscovy Company may be ordered to pay petitioner 101. 108. for casks seized by them out of a ship employed by Sir James Cuningham's Company.
1624, April 23.-Petition of Benjamin Crokey that his Bill for the restoration of the Free Grammar School at Wootton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, may be received and read without any further payment of fees.
1624, April 24.–Petition of George White, of the city of Exon, gent. Was plaintiff in the High Court of Star Chamber in a suit against John Norcote, justice of the peace, and Thomas Pearce, a constable, “ for “ smothering a murder committed by the said con“ stable's son.” Damages and costs were given against petitioner, for the non-payment of which he was committed to the Fleet. Prays for a hearing.
1624, April 26.--Draft of “An Act for the better ex“ planation of a Statute made in the 7th year of King “ Edward IV., intituled An Act for the election, oath, “ authority, searching, and sealing of the Wardens of " Worsted weavers in Norwich and Norfolk, and for " some further addition to avoid divers abuses in the " said trade, and for the better ordering thereof." Read 18. C. J., I. 775. No further proceeding.
1624, April 27.-Draft of " An Act against the expor. “ tation of wool, wool fells, mortlings, shortlings, yarn “ made of wool, wool flocks, fullers earth, and fulling " clay." Great mischief being caused to the country by the exportation of native commodities, the Bill enacts that the exportation, or assisting in the exportation of any of the above articles shall be felony. L. J., III. 322. Annexed, 1. List of Committee in H. C. 6 March 1624. C.J.,
I. 730. Committed, 24 May 1624. L. J., III.
403. No further proceeding. 1624, April 27.-Draft of “ An Act to enlarge and “ make perpetual the Act made for ease in pleading " against troublesome and contentious suits prosecuted “ against justices of the peace, mayors, conştables, and “ certain others His Majesty's officers for the lawful
" execution of their office, made in the 7th year of His HOUSE OF
LORDS. “ Majesty's most happy reign." Read 1". L. J., III. 322. 21 Jac. I. c. 12.
1624, April 29.-Petition of Mary Overton. Petitioner advanced 1,3001. to the Muscovy Company, of which they have only repaid 5001. The company have since obtained a protection, and she cannot therefore proceed against them in any legal course. Prays for relief.
1624, April 30.- Petition of Susan Dansye, widow, for relief against Anthony Blewett, by whom she has been unjustly ousted from the possession of the manor house and certain lands at Somerby, in the county of Leicester.
1624, April 30.—Petition of Thomas Hackwell and
to. 1622, Jan. 7.
on his voyage from Spain. 1624, May 14.
5. The names of the twelve mariners.
1.758. 1624, May 1.-Draft of "An Act for the naturalizing " of Peter Verbeake.” Brought from H. C. L. J., III. 335. No further proceeding.
, May 3.-Petition of Captain John Freeman. Sir Edward Burton, of Eastbourne, in the county of Sussex, outlawed upon actions brought by petitioner in the Court of Common Pleas, has, with others, been guilty of fraud and violence towards petitioner. Prays that they may have no benefit of a pardon deceitfully obtained from the King.
A slip of paper attached is thus noted, “The Lords “ think the petition full of ill language, and that if the “ suggestions therein be true, the petitioner may have or remedy elsewhere, and leave him to be advised by « his counsel."
1624, May 4.-Draft of “An Act for the further « description of a bankrupt, and relief of creditors “ against such as shall become bankrupts, and for “ inflicting corporal punishment upon the bankrupts in “ some special cases.” Brought from H. C. L. J., III. 340. 21 Jac. I. c. 19.
1624, May 4.-Draft of “An Act for enabling of the " sale of the manor of Rampton, in the county of Cam“bridge, and of divers lands and tenements in Ramp"6 ton, Wivellingham, and Cottenham in the same " county, now or late the freehold or inheritance of “ Edward Alcocke, Esquire.” Brought from H. C. L. J., III. 340. 21 Jac. I. c. 31. in list of Private Acts, Svo edition.
1624, May 4.-Petition of the poor oppressed inha-
Tewe. Have time out of mind enjoyed right of
ago, has thrust out the inhabitants from the prisoner in the Fleet. His misfortunes are the conse.
1624. C. J., I. 753.
C. J., I. 749. March 25.
purchase was made at the importunity of the
parties; that the property was heavily charged, from the parsonage barn for them to kneel upon
and the full value paid for it; that Andrews in church. At his courts leet Sir Lawrence puts
violently seized the tithes on one occasion, which his servants and unfit persons on juries, and has
Sir Lawrence has been unable to recover ; that further oppressed the inhabitants by seizure of
the other statements are untrue. 1624, May 20. crops and horses under colour of legal pro 1624, May 8.-Petition of Sir Anthony Maine for ceedings.
relief against his near kinsman, Sir Lawrence Tan-
for Sir Lawrence Tanfield to take copies of the pe. he had consulted Sir Lawrence respecting the same,
Tewe, and return answer thereto. May 4, 1624. of the property in dispute.
exhibited in the name of the inhabitants of Great 1. Auswer of Sir Lawrence Tanfield. That he had
done much for Sir Anthony Maine to the neglect
of his own business. He details the circumone of John Hyorne [?Hiron), who has alone got
stances of the cause, and declares that anything up the present petition, but not dared himself to
he had received had been forced upon him by sign it. Prays that some petitioner may be called
Sir Anthony in gratitude for the pains he had
taken. 1624, May 20.
of Sir Lawrence Tanfield. Denies the state-
ments contained in the answer. Sir Lawrence John Hyorne [Hiron] is a man very malicious, “ of
was no counsel when the suit began. No account “ a violent spirit, and extremely audacious,
of monies received could be obtained from him.. “ daring to affirm things untrue for truth, with
Sir Anthony's father at length proceeded against “ out fear of God.” Has been justly punished
Sir Lawrence at law. Was put to great expense in law for his violent conduct and false accusa
by the delays procured by Sir Lawrence, and tion of Sir Lawrence. There have been disputes
died before the conclusion of the suit. Sir between the lord and the tenants, but they have
Anthony prays that Sir Lawrence may be called all been settled either by course of law or by
upon to give a direct answer to the charges.
for 401., protected, as pctitioner fears, by privilege of
1624. May 14.-Petition of Philip Smith, prisoner in
House of cause in which petitioner was plaintiff before him, Lady
201. more if Sir Lawrence would do justice; but Sir
Smith bad petitioned the House of Commons on
for contempt. 2. Order of the Grand Committee for Courts of
Justice in H. C. for rejection of Smith's petition
Signed Jo. Wrighte. 1624, May 14.--Petition of William Weare, for relief against the unjust proceedings of one Mitchell touching certain lands in Wiltshire mortgaged to him.
1624, May 14.-Petition of Katheren Holcombe, widow, for relief touching a sale by her trustees with. out her privity of certain lands held in trust for her.
1624, May 14.-Petition of Thomas Smethwick, that the judges may be directed to hear his suit in Chancery, which they have omitted to do for fear of the Lord Keeper. Noted, “This petition to (be) shewed to my “ Lord Keeper.” “The like to the Lower House, and " rejected.”
1624, May 14.-Petition of Isott Bidwell, widow of Nicholas Bidwell, for relief against the Mayor and Commonalty of Exeter, touching divers leases, goods, and chattels seized by them after the decease of petitioner's husband. Has failed to obtain relief in the courts of law, owing to unfair practices and the injustice of Sir Edward Powell, Master of the Court of Requests. Noted, “ The Lords Committees think fit " this petition be shewed to Sir Edward Powell, and " that he make his answer thereunto with all convenient • speed. Dated the 18th of May.” Endorsed, “ May it " please your Lordships, I have seen this petition, and “ do in all humility for answer thereunto refer myself “ to the decree of dismission annexed, having never “ had anything to do in this cause but in open Court, “ when the Right Hon. Edward, Earl of Worcester, " Lord Privy Seal, hath been present, and others the " judges of the Court. Edw. Powell, 28 Maij 1624."
2. Bidwell v. the Mayor, &c. of Exeter. Office copy
of an Order of the King in Council confirming a decree of the 18th of May last past, by which the
cause was dismissed. June 1, 1622. 1624, May 14.-Petition of Thomas Bartram, for relief against Sir John Windham, touching certain lands in Norfolk mortgaged to petitioner's father. Noted, “Not to be retained."
1624, May 14.-Petition of bailiffs and burgesses of Chepstow. Sir Walter Montague left by will his house and grounds in Chepstow towards the lodging of a preacher and 10 or 12 poor people, and for their maintenance one pasture field in Hanging-Houton, Northamptonshire. The Lord Montague his heir is attempting to set aside the said devise. Pray that he may be informed of the contents of this petition, and persuaded not to hinder the devise, or otherwise that he may be called upon to answer the premises. Noted, “ Rejected and left to the ordinary course of, &c.” 1624, May 14.--Petition of Nicholas Botiller.
Ticholas Botiller. That
That one Crewe and John and Robert Bridges may be required to account for certain moneys and certain lands in Gloucestershire.
1. Another petition of same. Complained in a
former petition of the fraudulent practices of one John Bridges. Now complains of his
executors. 2. Brief of the case in which, under colour of
procuring and lending the petitioner money, the defendants had used his lands to serve their own
turn. 1624, May 14.-Petition of John Martin, a poor, distressed sailor. In his absence in the late Queen's service has been fraudulently excluded from certain lands at Tengmouth, in the county of Devon, which should
by deed as by law have descended to him. Prays for House of relief.
LORDS. 1624, May 14.-Petition of John Chapman of Whaplod, in the county of Lincoln. Anthony Irby has got possession of certain lands which should have descended to petitioner, together with the deeds relating to the same. Is unable to wage law with so powerful an adversary; that is potent both in purse and friends. Noted, “The petitioner may take his course as others “ of the King's subjects do in other courts of equity, “ this being not a fit business for the Parliament."
1624, May 14.--Petition of Philip Page. Vouches for the truth of his former statements, and prays for a hearing that he may prove the same. See Petition, April 7, 1624.
1624, May 14.-Petition of Peter Watson, grocer of London, for redress of grievances set forth in annexed paper. Annexed, 1. Statement of grievances touching the forcible
ejectment of petitioner from certain premises
leased by him.
induced to carry letters for the Countess of Exeter
threats to sign the renunciation annexed.
1624, May 14.--Petition of Robert Salkeld, for relief against John Hutton, touching certain lands in the parish of Kirkswold, Cumberland : first claimed by Hutton's father, when petitioner was employed in the late Queen's service on the coast of Spain.
1624, May 14.-Petition of Henry Doddington, for relief against the unjust and oppressive conduct of Sir Thomas Mansell, touching certain tithes and lands, parcel of the lands of the suppressed monastery of Morgan, in the county of Glamorgan.
1624, May 14.- Answer of Sir Robert Mansell (endorsed Mansfield), Knight, Vice-Admiral of England, to the petition of Ann Toy, daughter of Rice Phillips, touching her right to the castle of Laugharne, &c. Noted, “ The Petition rejected of Anne Toy.”
1624, May 19.-"My Lord of Canterbury's notes of “ the complaint of the Commons against the Lord “ Bishop of Norwich in Parliament." See L. J., III. 388.
1624, May 20.- Draft of " An Act to avoid the extor. “tions and exactions of customers, controllers, sur“ veyors, collectors, searchers, waiters, clerks, and “ other officers or persons employed in or about the “ customs and subsidies of our sovereign Lord the King." Extends to all customs officers of whatever degree the provisions of the Act of the eleventh year of Edw. VI., which enacts that customers and controllers should not charge any fee for furnishing warrants, certificates, &c. when the custom dues have been paid. Brought from H. C. L. J., III. 393. Read 1", 408, May 26. No further proceeding. Annexed, 1. List of Committee on the Bill in H. C. C. J.,
I. 747. March 24. 1624, May 20.—Draft of " An Act for the relief of the " master, wardens, and commonalty of the art or “ mystery of Feltmakers in London against a decree “ made in the High Court of Chancery at the suit " of Christopher Warwick, gent." Recites at great length the proceedings in the suit, and proposes to set aside the order of the Court. Brought from H. C. L. J., III. 393. Reported, 418, May 28. No further proceeding. Annexed, I. List and proceedings of Committee in H. C.
C.J., I. 780. April 30.
1624. May 20.-Draft of “An Act for the reversing 16 of a decree made in the Court of Whitehall, com“ monly called the Court of Requests, between John " Edwards the elder, Esquire, complainant, and John “ Edwards the younger, son and heir apparent of the 66 said John Edwards the elder, and Richard Sherborne, " defendants, bearing date the 2d day of July now last 66 past, and for the making void of certain provisoes “ comprised in an indenture tripartite made for the “ settling of the lands of the said John Edwards the
elder.” Brought from H. C. L. J., III. 393. Annexed, 1. List of Committee in H. C. C. J., I. 768.
April 16. 2. Report of Committee in H. L. L. J., III. 414.
May 28. No further proceeding in this session. 1624, May 20.-Petition of Sir Edward Waterhouse, Knight, for relief against Sir Arthur Ingram in matters arising out of the sale of the manor of Armine, in the county of York, and other lands in the county of Surrey. See L. J., III. 532. March 17, 1625-6.
1624, May 20.—Petition of Alice Fowler, of Denham in the county of Buckingham, touching certain lands at Missenden fraudulently kept from her by Andrew Umberville and Edward Maine, “ adversaries too potent “ in purse and friends for her to wage law with."
1624, May 20.-Petition of Matthew Heade, prisoner in the King's Bench, for relief against one Catchmay, who has obtained fraudulent possession of a farm leased by petitioner.
1624, May 22.-Notes for preparation of entry in the Journals of judgment and proceedings in the case of the Lord High Treasurer, Middlesex. See L. J., III. 382.
1624. May 24 to June 5.-Register of petitions, with the orders thereon. Francis Fairfax and others. See L. J., III. 415, &c. Annexed, 1. Another register of petitions, beginning March 3,
1623–4, but with only one order recorded. 2. Memoranda of orders made on divers petitions.
Richard Head and others. 1624, May 26.-A catalogue of petitions. Isott Bid. well and others. Annexed, 1. “A catalogue of divers petitions, some not read
“ at all, some not considered of at all." 2. “A catalogue of petitions answered." 3. Draft orders on divers petitions. Edmond Fel
ton and others. 1624, May 27.-"A note of what the Lords Committees “ think fit to propose to the House for the relief of the “ captives in Algiers and other places.” L.J., III. 413. In extenso. Annexed, 1. Report of Committee upon the petition of the
captives. See L. J., III. 411. 1624, May 27.-Draft of order made on the petition of Mary Brocas for a debt due to her from the Muscovy Company. L. J., III. 412. In extenso. Annexed,
1. Fair copy of preceding.
tion of the House. 14 May (1624]. 51624, May 277.-"A catalogue of all petitions touch “ ing the Muscovy, Levant, East India, and East Land “ Companies," with draft of order in the case of Mary Brocas. L. J., III. 412. Annexed,
1. Another list of same petitions. 1624, May 28.—Writ of Error. Record, &c. in the case MacDonnogh v. Stafford. L. J., III. 414.
1624, May 28.-Draft of order made on petition of Grizell Rogers against Sir Arthur Ingram. L. J., III. 415. In extenso. See Petition, April 14, 1624. Annexed,
1. Another draft of same.
and Grizell Rogers. 1624, May 28.-Petition of the gold wire drawers of London, for delivery to them of the bonds entered into
by them before the late commissioners for gold and HOUSE OF silver thread, which bonds remain in the hands of the bo Clerk of the Parliament. Noted, with the order of the House for compliance with the prayer of the petition. A list of the bonds returned is appended. L. J., III. 415.
1624, May 28.--Draft order on the petition of Richard
1. Petition referred to in preceding order.
coln, Lord Keeper, for hearing of petitioner's
9th March 1626.
1624, May 28.--Petition of Erasmus Record and Millicent Vaughan. Pray to be relieved upon a recognizance of 3,0001., which they have against one moiety of the manor of Castle Camps, in the county of Cambridge, purchased by Mr. Thomas Sutton, and being part of the lands given by him to King James' hospital. See L. J., III. 416.
1624, May 28.-Report from Committee for Petitions,
preceding. 14th May 1624.
case. 8th Feb. 1623.
trix of Sir Jobn Kennedy, Knight, deceased, on
mine all matters in dispute in the cause.
1. Draft of preceding. 2. Petition referred to in order 3 March 1622-3. 1624, May 28.-Petition of Thomas Morley for remission of his fine and imprisonment. L. J., III. 417, &c.
1624, May 28.-Draft order touching privileges of Lords' servants and followers. Noted, “Lecta, 14 Dec. “ 1621. Lecta, 28 Maij, 1624, entered in the roll of “ orders.” L. J., III. 194 and 417. In extenso.
1624, May 28.-Draft order touching proceedings in matters of judicature. L.J., III. 418. In extenso.
1624, May 28.-Petition of George Mathew, that a decree of the Court of Chancery in his favour may not be reversed. L. J., III. 420. In extenso.
1624, May 28.-Draft report of Committee for Peti-
proceedings between him and Sir John Bingley,
for a settlement of the dispute.
HOUSE OF the Commons, as accusers, must demand judgment; Parliament to the 16th of February following. L. J..
a judgment was anciently reversed in Parliament by III. 426. In extenso. Seal wanting)
1624, Nov. 23.-Barley v. Eyre. Answer of Rowland
1624, Nov. 24.-Warrant to pay Burlamachi 40,0001.
for Count Mansfelt.
for 10,000 coats or cassocks of good strong broad cloth
and the Mayor of Dover 1,0001. for the repair of Dover
9,7441. Os. 3d., to be paid by him to Browne for round
Harte 8,4591. 28. for three months' pay of 230 horsemen
1624, Dec. 17.—Warrant to pay Sir W. Russell 6,0001.
1624, Dec. 20.-Warrant to pay William Blake 1511. 58.
Southampton to Dover to serve under Mansfelt.
the same purpose as the preceding.
ships of war.
and their conduct from Middlesex to Dover to serve
John Taylor 701., for the press of 200 men and their
ford touching certain moneys held by him as trustee
cery concerning the same, made (28 June, 21 Jac.) at
1. Reasons against the said decree. for powder.
[1624?].-Copy of petition of printers of linen cloth 1624, Sept. 24.—Warrant to pay John Browne 1,0001. [to . C.]. Their trade is interrupted by one George for iron round shot.
Wood, who has obtained a patent for the said printing 1624, Oct. 4.-Warrant to pay Burlamachi 1,2001. for by falsely stating himself to be the inventor thereof, arming Count Mansfelt's forces.
. or to have purchased the patent from the inventor. 1624. Oct. 9.-Warrant to pay Sir Wm. Russell 5,0001. Pray the Commons to consider the case and to move towards the making of an extraordinary proportion of
His Majesty and the Upper House for the relief of the cordage to be in readiness in store.
petitioners. Then follows a brief of grievances, stating, 1624, Oct. 9.-Warrant to pay Sir Wm. Russell 5,0001. amongst other things, that the petitioners had comfor the provision of hemp for cordage.
menced legal proceedings against Wood, but had been 1624, Oct. 9.-Warrant to pay Burlamachi 25,9321.
stopped by the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief
Justice, “now Ld. Treasurer." 138. 6d., three months' pay for the 6,000 footmen and
[1624 P]. - Petition of Jeane Barnes : having lent their officers, for the assistance of the States of the
307. to Sir Wm. Bronkard, she accepted in satisfaction United Provinces.
a bond of Sir James Cuningham and Josias Kriton.
Cuningham by the Muscovy Co.
[1624?].— Petition of Šenry Bell, Esq. In Nov.
for its due execution, was seized by his creditors and
Lieutenant of His Majesty's Ordnance, 5,9731. for the
1031, 10s. for the press of 200 footmen and their conduct