House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 16 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, 16 die Junii, 1604


THE Bill against Brokers, secondly read, and commited to Mr. Wyseman, Sir H. Billingsley, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Fuller, Mr. James, Sir Tho. Freak, Mr. Cole, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Teye, Sir Jo. Heigham, Mr. Recorder of London, Sir Jo. Thynne, Sir Fr. Barrington Mr. Moore, Mr. Hyde, Sir Philip Kighley, Sir Nich. Saunders, Sir Tho. Hobby: - Wednesday, Temple.


The Bill for Reformation of certain Abuses, used in Buying and Selling of Pilchards : - The first Reading.

Downe's Estate.

The Bill for the Sale of Edward Downes his Lands for Payment of his Debts : - The third Reading; and a Proviso offered by Sir Jo. Heigham, by Consent of the Parties. The Proviso twice read, and ingrossed; and after the Bill, and Proviso, upon the Question, passed.


Colleges: - This Afternoon, Mr. Tey, added. - Temple.

Bishops Leases.

Multiplicity of Bishops Leases : - Monday, Middle Temple Hall.


The Bill for the true Measuring of Oats, which shall be bought and sold within the Realm of England, and the Marches of Wales. - Third Reading, and passed, upon the Question.

Eclesiastical Government.

The Bill for the due Execution of ecclesiastical Government: - First Reading.

Leave of Absence.

Sir John Luke, Burgess for Newton in Lancashire, licensed to depart.

Deer, &c.

The Bill against unlawful Hunting and Taking of Deer and Conies; - First Reading: - Secondly read, and committed to the former Committees in Hunting Bills. These added: Sir Valentyne Knightley, Sir John Hollice, Sir Roland Litton, Sir Rich. Bulkley, Mr. Edw. Francis, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Sir Wm. Strowd, Sir Edw. Ratcliffe, Sir Jo. Thynne, Sir Edw. Littleton, Mr. Alford, Sir Geo. Manors, Sir Antho. Rowse, Sir Barnard Whytstone, Sir Nich. Saunders, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Tho. Hobby, Mr. Ryvers, Sir Rob. Needham, Mr. Noye: - Monday, Temple.

Eclesiastical Courts.

The Bill for Reformation of certain Abuses in ecclesiastical Courts and Causes, secondly read, and committed - Mr. D. James, Sir John Bennett, Sir Fr. Hastings, Sir Fr. Bacon, Mr. Toby Matthewe, Sir Wm. Strowd, Sir Jo. Hollice, Mr. Fr. Moore, Sir Wm. Wray, Mr. Fuller, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Roland Litton, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Barnard Whytston, Sir Jo. Heigham, Sir Dan. Dun, Sir Edw. Lewknor, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Sir Geo. Fleetewood, Sir John Jeffrey, Sir Wm. Bulstrod, Mr. Solicitor, Sir John Hungerford, Mr. Crewe, Mr. Yelverton, Sir Wm. Morrice, Sir Tho. Mounson, Sir Fr. Barrington, Sir Jo. Boys, Mr. Tate, Sir Nich. Saunders, Sir Tho. Freak, Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Mr. Herbert Pelham, Sir Edw. Hext, Sir Jo. Scott, Sir Jo. Thynne, Sir Charles Cornwallys: - Tuesday, Temple. - Delivered to Mr. Pelham.


The Bill for the Continuance, and due Observation, of certain Orders for the Exchequer, first set down and established by virtue of a Privy Seal from the late Queen Elizabeth: - Third Reading, and passed, upon the Question.

King's Houshold.

The Bill for the Assignment of certain Sums of Money, for the Defraying of the Charges of the King's most honourable Houshold, brought in, as imperfect, from the Committee ; and the Parties interested to bring in a new Bill.


The Bill for the charitable Relief of such Parishes, and Places, as are infected with the Plague : - Third Reading, and passed, upon the Question.


The Bill to take away the Benefit of Clergy for some Kind of Manslaughter, brought in from the Committee by Mr. Fuller, with some Amendments; and, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.


Sir Edw. Hobby -

The Bill for Continuance of Statutes, &c. in divers Provisoes, to be considered presently by the Committee. - Against Monday.

Person sent for.

Tho. Rogers, in Colman-street, abused Sir Jo. Savill: - To be sent for by the Serjeant against Monday.


The Bill for Abuses against Accountants in the Exchequer, - Wednesday, Chequer Chamber.

Bills from Lords.

Mr. D. Stanhope, and Mr. D. Swale bring from the Lords Three Bills : The Bill for the Naturalizing of Sir John Kenneddy, Knight: The Bill for the Jointure of Martin Calthorp, Gentleman, &c. with Amendments : The Bill for Rogues and Vagabonds, with Amendments.

Committee to attend the King.

Sir Rob. Wingfield -

The former Sub-committee to attend the King, with the Petition for Ministers. Sir Fr. Hastings deliver it.

Q. That Sir Jo. Stanhope and Sir Jo. Herbert, shall procure Access to the King, for presenting this Petition.


Mr. Fr. Moore bringeth in, from the Committee, again, Reviving of the Statute of Accountants.


That for Gaol Money, to have another Place in the Place of Reviving of Statutes, in the same Statute; and Mr. Fr. Moore commanded to do it against Monday.

Leave of Absence.

Sir Chro. Hilyard, Knight, Burgess for the Town of Heydon, in Holdernes, in the County of York, is this Day licensed to depart; with Commandment to return, to attend this Service again, before the End of this Session of Parliament.


The Bill for the Better Discovering of Simony. - The first Reading.

Bills passed.

Sir Tho. Rowse : Chanterell: Oats: Throgmorton : Jernegan: Hay: Vincent: Downes: Exchequer : Plague: These Bills passed the Lower House.