Mercurii, 7 Martii, 1609
L. 1a. - Sir Francis Hubbard.
L. 1a. Hawkes - Terselgentles.
Mr. Brook reporteth the Bill touching Cogware and Kendalls: - Alteration of the Title wholly: - Ingrossetur.
Sir Henry Poole reports forcible Entry: - Ingrossetur.
Companies: - Re-committed.
L. 3a. Clitheroe - Copyholders; - Passed.
Moved by Mr. Speaker: Sir Fr. Bacon, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Yelverton, Sir Roger Owen, Mr. Martin, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Crewe, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir H. Nevill, Mr. Tate, Mr. Noy, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Whytlock, Mr. Attorney of the Wards : - To prepare for D. Cowell, at the Conference Tomorrow. - Two a Clock, this Day, Court of Wards. To send to Mr. Solicitor and Mr. Crewe.
L. 3a. - Wakefield: - Passed, with Amendments.
Motion touching the Return of Bridgenorth. -
Sir Fr. Lacon already returned, before the Letters sent by Mr. Speaker.
Sir Fr. Lacon, Sir Geo. Howard, both pretending to be returned, come in, by Order of House, their Counsel. - Mr. Hitchcock, for Sotherne, the Bailiff, beginneth. -
Writ came. - Capper - every Child of a Burgess, a Burgess: - Children of every Burgess. -
Sotherne, for Inhabitants: - The other not warrantable. - De Burgen' inhabitant' residen' -
Capper, in the Absence of the other, proceedeth to an Election. -
Catcheth Two Seals; the Ale Seal, and Town Seal.
- The Return made by the Ale Seal, without Hands of the Burgesses.
Mr. Richison: - Matter of foreign Burgesses denied. - Elder than Sir Geo. elected on the other Part.
The Return being made, not to make Averment against the Sheriff. -
If the Sheriff rase after Election : -
If he return without Election: - No Averment.
The Counsel retired.
Mr. Holt, - against the Return, pro Sotherne.
Mr. Moore, - Capper. -
Mr. Fuller: - The Return to be stayed, if it be not returned.
The Committee for Privileges to examine it: - To see the Return. - Tomorrow Morning, Seven a Clock.
Mr. Martin - report the Defaults. - Many came to excuse. - Not -
Affidavits of Sickness before some Master of the Chancery.
The Names of the Parties to be read Tomorrow Morning: - Order to be taken for every absent.
Disputed, whether the House, Mr. Speaker, or the Lord Steward's Deputies, may do it.
Sir Rob. Johnson, - touching Transportation of Ordnance; - and delivereth in a Bill.
Mynne Committee : - This Afternoon.
Dispute touching Mr. Essex his Bill, renewed.
Mr. Essex his Consent testified by Mr. Speaker, and others, as now it stands.
The Bill re-committed, to be considered of: - Some Amendments to be made.
Upon that Occasion, a Motion by Sir Herbert Crofts, that a Course might be taken for Rasure of Bills.
Moved, that upon Amendment of any Bill, the Speaker's Hand might be put to it, and the Lord Chancellor's in the Higher House.