House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 02 June 1604 (2nd scribe)

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Saturni, 2o Die Junii, 1604


THE Bill to establish and confirm to the King's Majesty, the Subsidy of saleable Cloth, and other Stuffs, made of Wool, or mixed with Wool: - First Reading.


The Bill to encourage the Seamen of England to take Fish, whereby they may increase, to furnish the Navy of England: - First Reading.

Decree in Chancery.

The Bill for the Confirmation of a Decree, made in Chancery, for the Payment of 505 l. 10s. 6d. and Resignation of a Lease, after Sixteen Years Suit: - Sir Roger Wilbraham, Sir Rob Wroth, Mr. Doylie, Sir Jo. Trevor, Sir Tho. Hobby, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Winch, Mr. Mutton, Serjeant Snig, Sir Edw. Hobby, Mr. Fra. Moore, Sir Fr. Bacon, Mr. Wymarke, Mr. Martyn, Mr. Hoskins, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Jerome Horsey, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. Yelverton, Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Cole, of Winchester: - Tuesday, Chequer Chamber.


The Bill for Apparel, restraining the excessive Wearing of Cloth of Gold, Cloth of Silver, and gold and silver Lace, and Embroideries. - Second Reading: Referred to the former Committees; viz. All the Privy Council, Sir Edw. Hobby, Sir Edw. Mountague, Mr. Recorder of London, Sir Roger Aston, Sir Christofer Perkins, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Jo. Thynne, Sir Rob. Wroth, Sir Edw. Lewknor, Sir Jo. Savill, Sir Jo. Leveson, Mr. Toby Matthewe, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Sir Jerome Bowes, Sir Wm. Wray, Sir Percyvall Willoughby, Mr. Hyde, Sir Maurice Berkley, Mr. Francis Moore, Sir Wm. Shipwith, Serjeant Smg, Sir Lewys Lewknor, Sir Jo. Townsend, Sir Tho. Horsman. - No Day yet appointed.

Union with Scotland.

The Bill of Union reported from the Committees, by Sir Fr. Bacon.

Exceptions: - Preamble: - " Glory of God." - Intended. -

" Territories and Dominions." - To be inserted. -

Exceptions taken to the Bill, in respect of the Marshalling of divers Commissioners.

The wrong Placing in the Bill to be no Prejudice to the Place of any.

To desire their Lordships, it be no Prejudice; and that an Order be there entered. -

That the Lords may know, they will not stay the Bill, for Matter of Form, though they think themselves wronged in their Places.

The Bill authorizing certain Commissioners of England to treat with certain Commissioners of Scotland, for the Weal of both Kingdoms; - Third Reading, and, upon the Question, passed.

This Bill to be sent up alone.


Sir Geo. Moore moveth, that, according to former Order, the Reasons, for the King's Satisfaction, should be debated, and considered of; and, in Conclusion, being of Opinion, that a yearly Composition were best, delivereth in a new Bill for that Purpose, intituled. An Act for the Levying rateable Contributions, towards Compositions for the King's House, so long as they hold.

Mr. Hare: - Two Subsidies to be given to the King, to be cleared of the Purveyors. -

Union with Scotland.

Mr. Vice-chamberlain, and sundry others, carry up the Bill of Union, with the former Message, touching the Precedency.


Mr. Hoskins, - against the Composition. -

Quod fecimus hiis, fecimus tibi. - Our Thankfulness to the King in Naturalizing the Scotts.

Sir Wm. Fleetwood: - Two Subsidies. - The Contribution to be rated indifferently in the Countries, by Commission. -


Sir Rich. Swale and D. Hone bring, from the Lords, the Act for the Explanation of the Statute, made in the 5th Year of the late Queen Elizabeth's Reign, concerning Labourers (which passed from this House) with Amendments, and Addition of a Proviso. -


Sir Wm. Stroud: - That no Subsidy to be thought on, or granted, till the next Parliament.

Mr. Fuller: - The Law to pass, and the Law to be passed.

Sir Tho. Hobby: - The Law; and a Contribution, if the Law. -

Mr. Johnson, - to a Purpose, nescio.

Sir Wm. Burlacye: - To live under a Law, and not under arbitrary Government. -

Berwick Charter.

Sir John Crook and Sir Matthewe Carye Knight, Dr. of the Laws, bringeth from the Lords, the Bill for Confirmation of the Charter of Berwick (with Amendments) passed from this House.

Union with Scotland.

Mr. Vice-chamberlain returneth, that the Lords received the Union, with great Applause; and liked well of our Proceeding, touching the Placing of some Gentlemen. -


Sir Walter Cope: - Cords bind Beasts, Words bind Men, Treaties bind Kings abroad, and Laws at home. - 30,000 l. Composition. - To make Trial of that.

Mr. Hedley -

Mr. Winch: - Forbear to make Composition, until the next Session. In the mean time, to speak with the Country.

Mr. Speaker urgeth, that this Bill, being but a Law of Execution, may be holpen with a Non Obstante; and the Law to ....

Qu. Whether it shall be deferred, for Matter of Purveyors, until the next Session; in the mean time, the Country to be conferred withal.

Sir Rob. Wroth: - The Lords to be satisfied of this Order, in respect of the former Project of 50,000 l. -

Tonage, &c.

The Bill, and Committees, for Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage, delivered to Mr. Solicitor.


Garbling of Spices, - to Mr. D. James. -


Q. Whether to confer, at this Time, with the Lords, touching the Proportion of Composition. - The Yea conceived to be greater, but this not agreed unto.

Sir Wm. Skipwith, and Sir Wm. Paddye suffered to speak after. - To alter the Question, against Rule.

Whether a Conference, or no Conference, with the Lords, touching this Matter.

Much Wrangle, what the Question should be.

Mr. Nath. Bacon: - No Question. No Message to the Lords.

A Message, signifying, that they forbear to treat of Purveyors, till the next Session.

Privilege - Objectionable Publication.

Touching the Matter of the Bishop's Book.

Mr. Yelverton, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Edw. Hobby, Sir Edwin Sandys, assist in this Business.

Seven Clauses in the Book. -

Sir Henry Hubbard to begin, in the Speech touching the Book.

To desire -


All Bills, appointed Yesterday, to sit in Committee this Afternoon, in the same Places.

Jones' Petition.

This Day, after the Rising of the House, Mr. Parkinson delivered unto me a Petition of one Wm. Jones, a Printer, against the Bishop of London; which was given him by Mr. Herbert Pelham.