House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 20 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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Mercurii, 20o die Junii, 1604


THE Bill for the Payment of Tythes in Kind : - The first Reading.

Lyme-seed, &c.

The Bill for Sowing of Lyme-seed and Hemp-seed : - First Reading, and rejected.

Bishops Leases.

The Bill against Multiplicity of Bishops Leases, &c. returned by Sir Tho. Hobby, from the Committee, with Amendments. - Ingrossettur.

Scandalous Ministers.

The Bill against scandalous and unworthy Ministers, brought in by Sir Robert Wingfield, with Amendments.

- Ingrossetur.

Spiritual Causes.

The Bill for Explanation of former Statutes, concerning the Granting of Prohibitions and Consultations in spiritual Causes : - The second Reading, and rejected.

Married Men in Colleges.

The Bill against the Resiance of Heads of Colleges, with their Wives, &c. brought in from the Committee, by Mr. Hackwill, with Amendments; and ingrossed.

Pilchards, &c.

The Bill for Reformation of certain Abuses, in Buying and Selling of Pilchards, &c. committed. - Burgesses, Knights of Devon and Cornwall, Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Mr. Noye, Sir Jo. Parker, Sir Wm. Strowd, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Mr. Wyvell, Mr. Seymor, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Good, Sir Geo. Fleetewood, Sir Charles Cornwallis: - This Afternoon, Chequer Chamber.


The Bill to encourage Seamem of England to take Fish, whereby they may increase, to furnish the Navy of England : - The second Reading, and committed - Sir Wm. Morrice, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Dannett, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Sir Charles Cornwallys, Barons of the Cinque Ports, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Fuller, Sir John Heigham, Sir Edw. Lewknor, Sir William Burclaye, Burgesses of Newcastle, Sir Edw. Littleton, Sir Barnard Whytston, Mr. Askwith, Mr. James, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Mr. Spycer, Mr. Hoskins, Sir Rob. Mansfield; - To-morrow, Chequer Chamber. - Fry of Fish with it.

Commissioners for Subsidies, &c.

The Bill against Deputy Lieutenants, and other Commissioners for Subsidies, and other Collections, to make them account, &c. - Second Reading, and rejected.


Clothing Bills, Friday, in the Parliament House.

Fry of Fish.

Fry of Fish : To-morrow.

The Bill for the Preservation of the Fry and Brood of Sea-fish: - Moved for a Day, by Sir Barnard Whytstone : His Name added.

Soldiers Relief.

A Note, touching the Proceeding of the Committee for Relief of Soldiers, brought in by Mr. Hoskins, from the Committee, and twice read in the House ; and approved, by Division of the House.

With the Yea, 104. With the Noe, 84.


The Bill for the Redress and Reformation of sundry Abuses, concerning the Making of Starch: - Second Reading, and committed - Sir Oliver St. John, Mr. Martin, Mr. Brook, Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Edw. Tyrrell, Sir Geo. Cornwallys, Sir Geo. Moore, Mr. James, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Sir Nich. Saunders, Sir Jo. Savill, Sir Geo. Smyth, Sir H. Billingsley, Mr. Fuller, Sir Tho. Hobby, Mr. Rainscroft, Mr. Hackwell: - Friday, Temple.

Port of London.

The Bill to ratify the Keys and Wharfs in the Port of London, formerly made free and open, upon Restraint of others, per Statute anno primo Eliz. cap. 11, for Goods, Wares, Merchandizes, and Commission and Certificate thereupon: - Sir H. Billingsley, Sir Jo. Smyth, Mr. James, Mr. Middleton, Sir Rob. Mansfield, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Mr. Tey, Mr. Fanshawe, Sir Vincent Skynner, Sir Edw. Hobby, Mr. Ryvers, Sir Jo. Hubbard, Mr. Recorder of London, Sir H. Bromley, Mr. Gowre: - Saturday Temple.

Satisfaction to the King.

Sir Tho. Ridgeway bringeth in, from the Committee, the Petition, touching the Satisfaction to be given to his Majesty, for the Acts and Proceedings of the House in all Things; and particularly in the Matter of Wardship. And was much disputed, whether delivered to his Majesty, or what else should be done.

Sir Fr. Bacon, contra ; Sir H. Beamount, pro; Mr. Carleton, contra; Sir Herbert Crofts, pro; Sir Edw Stafford.

Mr. Fuller : - Precedent, that the Laity may censure the Clergy.

Sir H. Mountague, Sir Oliver St. John, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Sir Rich. Lovelace, Mr. Kyrton, touching the Message from the King within Two Days.

Mr. Martin, Sir Edwyn Sandys, Sir Jo. Bennett, Sir Wm. Strowd. -

Disturbing Members when speaking.

Whosoever hisseth, or disturbeth any Speech hereafter, shall be called to the Bar. - Growing upon Sir Lewys Lewknor's Speech. -

Satisfaction to the King.

Sir Walter Cope, Sir John Hollice. - This Dispute to cease, without further Proceeding, for this Day.


All Committees, appointed Yesterday, to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the same Places. - Mr. Nath. Bacon's Motion.

Leave of Absence.

Mr. Rich. Barker, Burgess of Shrewsburie, is licensed by the House to depart.