House of Commons Journal
Privilege— A person discharged.
A Petition of Mr. Edward Dackombe Mayor of Corfe
Castle, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, acknowledging his Fault, and humbly
begging Pardon of the House; and praying that he may be discharged from his
Confinement; was read.
And the said Mayor being called in to the Bar of the House;
and there kneeling; and having received a Reproof from Mr. Speaker;
Ordered, That Mr. Edward Dackombe be discharged from
the Custody of the Serjeant of Arms, paying his Fees.
House of Commons Journal Volume 1
18 May 1614
THE Committee for the Muscovy Company to be put off till Saturday next.
L.1. An Act for the ascertaining of Fines upon Admittance, or Tender of Admittance, to any Copyhold or Customary Estates of the Manor of Winslow, and the Members thereof, in the County of Buck, according to a Decree thereof made in the High Court of Chancery, 25 Nov. last past, by Consent of Lord and Tenants.
Mr. Fuller reporteth Yewes Bill: And ordered to be ingrossed.
Lake and Deane.
L. 2. An Act for Confirmation of a Decree in Chancery between Lake and Deane. -
Mr. Fuller : - That my Lord Chancellor hath Power enough to get the Decree. - Speaketh against the Bill.
Sir Edw. Mountague: - To have Tamworth -
Committed to Sir Tho. Lake, Sir Daniell Dunne, Sir Edw. Mountague, Mr. Chibborne, Sir Herbert Croftes, Mr. Hitchcocke, Mr. Dobleday, Mr. Dackombe, Sir John Sammes, Mr. Glanvyle, Sir Oliver Cromwell, Sir Christopher
Hatton, Mr. Hoskins, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Rich. Weston, Mr. Savadge, Sir Henry Fane, Sir Rich. Tichborne, Sir Anthony Maynye, Mr. Talbott Bowes, Mr. Ashley, Mr. Sydney Mountague, Sir Wm. Cornewallys, Mr. Scott, Mr. Mallory, Mr. Dr. Newman, Sir Roger Owen, Sir H. Anderson, Mr. Askue, Sir W. Chute: - Monday, in the Middle Temple Hall.
Order, His Counsel shall be heard.
Delivered to - L. 2. An Act against false Weights and Mr. Fuller. Measures. -
Mr. Dowbleday, - for the Committing of the Bill. - Moveth, some Part of the Penalty may be to the Poor of the Parish.
Mr. Connocke: - That the Weight of Tin, in Cornewayle, 120 lib.
Committed to the Committee for Recovery of small Debts; and some added; viz. Sir Tho. Smyth, Mr. Connocke, Mr. Dobleday, Mr. Hughe Middleton.
House of Commons Journal Volume 9
12 April 1679
Corfe Castle Election.
Sir Thomas Meers reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, That the Committee had taken into Consideration the Matter of the Election for the Borough of Corfe Castle; and had agreed upon a Report: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to; and is as followeth;
The Question was, Whether the Freeholders only of Lands or Houses in the said Borough, that paid Scot and Lot, or all the Freeholders and Leaseholders generally, had Right to vote in Elections; and whether the Petitioner, or the Sitting Member, had most Voices.
Sir Nathaniel Napier produced the several Witnesses following; viz.
Richard Jones, Richard Paynter, Edward Kennell, John Symms, Mr. Dugdale, prove, That the Freeholders, Leaseholders, and Chattel Leases, have always had Right to vote: And a blind Man, a Beggar, that had a Cottage, was fetched and had a Vote in a former Election: And all Tenants for Twenty Years or more had Votes in Elections: And that one Paynter had a Vote in my Lord Lattimer's Election, and had but a Lease for Years of Mr. Ogden, and paid to Church and Poor: And that, when my Lord Lattimer was chosen, the Mayor invited all to the Election, as well Freeholders as Leaseholders. That at this Election the poor Men were courted, as well as the Rich: And that Mr. William Culliford, an Agent for my Lord Dunblaine, gave some Eighteen-pence, and One a Shilling, for their Hindrance of Work half a Day, as they bragged; and Edward Kennell's Man particularly, who said he had also a Guinea given by the said Mr. Culliford, for his Vote in this Election.
And that Sir Nath. Napier in this Election had Thirtysix Voices that pay Scot and Lot, of which but Five were questioned by the Mayor; and my Lord Dunblaine but Sixteen or Fifteen.
My Lord Dunblaine produced the several Witnesses following, to prove the Right of Election in the Freeholders paying Scot and Lot only; and that he had the Majority of Voices at this Election.
Mr. Culliford says, He was at my Lord Lattimer's Election; and all the Barons agreed, That the Mayor, Barons, and Freeholders paying Scot and Lot, and no other, had Right to vote in Elections.
Wm. Culliford, Char. Osborne, prove, That the Mayor, being doubtful who had a Right to vote, asked the Barons; who told him, All Freeholders, paying Scot and Lot, had Right: And that at the Election they were present: And that my Lord Dunblaine had Twenty-one Voices, and Sir Nath. Napier but Twenty, that paid Scot and Lot: And that they examined my Lord Dunblain's Poll with the Poors Books, and found all the Twenty-one but Mr. Culliford paid Scot and Lot: And prove that several were threatened, if they voted for my Lord Dunblaine; and others were proffered Money.
Mr. Jones proves, That Mr. Ogden gave Five Pounds to the Poor; and he never used to give Money to the Poor: But he says, None of the Voters.
Sir Wm. Portman, Mr. Savage, Mr. Earle, several Members of the House, that were at the Election, did affirm, That Sir Nath. Napier, as they thought, had the Majority of Voices.
Whereupon the Committee came to the Resolutions following; viz.
Resolved, &c. That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Peregrine Lord Viscount Dunblaine is not duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Corfe Castle in the County of Dorsett.
Resolved, &c. That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Sir Nathanael Napier is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Corfe Castle in the County of Dorsett.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Peregrine Lord Viscount Dunblaine is not duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Corfe Castle in the County of Dorsett.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Sir Nath. Napier is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Corfe Castle in the County of Dorsett.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do attend on Monday next, and mend the Return for the Borough of Corfe Castle.
Ordered, That Edward Dackomb Mayor of the Borough of Corfe Castle be sent for, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House; to answer his Miscarriages in the Returning of Members to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Corfe Castle.
Resolved, &c. That it be a Standing Order of the House, That, from henceforth, upon any Vacancy of the Chair, no Motion be made for Choosing of a new Speaker, till after Eleven of the Clock.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.
James I: Volume 54
Publication: Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610
May 25. Grant to the Earl of Salisbury and his heirs, of certain tithes in the manors of
Forthampton and Swinley, parish of Bushley, cos. Gloucester and Worcester, being abbey lands, value 15£. 8s. 4d. per ann., at suit of the contractors [for rectories, &c.]. [Docquet.]
May 25. Similar grant to the Earl of Salisbury, Roger Houghton, and John Dacombe of the rectory and certain tithes of Ormskirk, co. Lancaster, of the Duchy of Lancaster, value 47£. 7s. 6d. per ann. [Docquet.]
May 25. Grant to Thos. Cæsar of the office of a Baron of the Exchequer, vice Nowell Sotherton, deceased. [Docquet.]
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