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, 9o Die Maii, 1604
THE Bill for the Naturalizing of Katherine Vincent, Elisabeth Vincent, Susan Vincent, &c. - The first Reading.
The Bill for the Relief of such as use the Handicraft of Skinners : - The second Reading, and committed to the former Committee: And Counsel to be heard at the Committee.
The Bill against Usury, secondly read, and committed to Sir Edwyn Sandys, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir H. Billingsley, Mr. Edw. Francis, Sir Tho. Freake, Mr. Yelverton, Sir John Williams, Sir Jo. Heigham. Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Mr. Gowre, Mr. Law. Hyde, Mr. Wynch, Mr. Moore, Sir Fr. Barrington, Sir Edw. Stafford, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Martin, Sir Rob. Wroth, Sir Geo. Fleetwood, Mr. Pettus, Sir Charles Cornwallys, D. James, Sir John Scott, Mr. Fuller, Sir Jo. Thynne, Mr. Wyseman, Mr. Wymark, Mr. Tey: - Tuesday, Chequer Chamber.
The new Bill, for taking away the Benefit of Clergy for some kind of Manslaughter: - Second Reading, and committed to the former Committees: - Wednesday, Chequer Chamber.
Simpson to be brought in
Sir Edw. Hobby: - Simpson to be brought in on Monday. - Mercy towards him. - To pay all Fees. -
Devon, &c. Fishing.
Mr. Brook, from the Committee, - the Bill for the Preservation of Fishing in Devon and Cornwall, &c. - Amendments. - Ingrossetur.
Sir Edw. Mountague bringeth in, from the Committee, the Bill for the Redressing of certain Inconveniences in the Statute of 21 H. VIII, cap. 13. intituled, An Act against Pluralities of Benefices; for taking of Farms by spiritual Men, and for Residence; the Title altered, viz. A Bill against Pluralities of Benefices with Cure : - Ordered to be ingrossed, upon the Question.
Purchases by Clergymen.
The Bill for the Repeal and Explanation of part of the Statute of 21 H. VIII. touching Purchases and Bargains made by spiritual Men: - First Reading., and rejected.
Mr. Tate, upon the Re-commitment, at the third Reading, of the Bill for Providing of a learned Ministry, delivereth in, with new Amendments; and the Amendments ordered to be ingrossed.
The Bill for the better Execution of the Intent and Meaning of former Statutes, made against Shooting in Guns, and for the Preservation of the Game of Phesants and Partridges, and against the Destroying of Hares with Hare-pipes, and tracing Hares in the Snow : - The third Reading, and passed, upon the Question.
The Bill for the Confirmation of the Charter of the Hospital of Brydewell: - Second Reading, and committed - Sir Rob. Wroth, Sir Jo. Hollice, Sir H. Nevill, Mr. Wymark, Mr. Martin, Sir Edw Hobby, Sir Edw. Grevill, Sir Geo. Villiers, Sir Walter Cope, Sir Vincent Skynner, Sir Antho. Rowse, Sir Edw. Tyrrell, Sir Toby Matthewe, Mr. Fuller, Sir Arth. Atye, Sir Oliver St. John, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Fr. Bacon, Burgesses and Knights of London, Sir Henry Mountague, Sir Henry Goodyeare, Sir Edm. Sheffield, Sir Fr. Vane, Sir Nich. Saunders, Sir Wm. Strowd, Sir Jerome Horsey, Sir Jo. Heigham, Sir Jo. Thynne, Sir Roger Aston, Sir Geo. Mannors, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Moore, Mr. Antropos, Sir H. Compton: - Wednesday, Temple Hall.