House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 26 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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Martis, 26 die Junii, 1604


THE Bill against Aliens and Strangers retailing Hawks within this Realm: - First Reading.


The Bill for the Disburdening of Ministers from the Charge of their divine Callings and Cures,brought in from the Committee, by Sir Fra. Barrington, with Amendments; and ordered to be ingrossed.

Cloth Trade.

The Bill touching Wools, and Trade of Cloths: - Second Reading : And all other Cloths saving the great Bills, - this Afternoon, in the Parliament-house; - Committed to the former Committees.


Brokers : - To-morrow, Chequer Chamber. Sir Edm. Bowyer added.


The Bill against unlawful Hunting and Taking of Deer : - The second Reading; and the House divided; upon the Question of Commitment.

With the Yea, 45. With the Noe, 53. - Rejected.


The Bill touching the Wharfingers, brought in from the Committee by Sir John Boys; and thought fit that the Counsel of the Opposers should be heard at the Bar, and the Counsel for the other Part; but the Day not yet appointed.

Tanners, &c.

The Bill concerning Tanners, Curriers, Shoemakers, and other Artificers, occupying the Cutting of Leather : - First Reading.


The Bill for the better Discovery of Simony, theTitle altered, and brought in by Sir Fr. Eure from the Committee, with Amendments, upon the Re-commitment: - To be ingrossed.

Letter from the King - Subsidy.

A Letter from the King, read by Sir Tho. Lake at the Table, on the left Hand of the Clerk, the Clerk looking on ; expressing the King's Pleasure, touching the Subsidy.

Mr. Vice-chamberlain : - That the King sent it to him, and commanded it to be delivered to the House.

Jesuits, &c.

Mr. D. Stanhope and Mr. D. Carewe come from the Lords, with a Bill for the due Execution of the Statutes against Jesuits, Seminary Priests, and Recusants:

Tebold's Jointure.

And the Bill to enable John Tebold, Gentleman, to make his Wife a Jointure of certain of his Lands, and to sell some Part, for Preferment of his younger Children, with a Proviso. - The Bill went first from us.

Misinforming the King.

Sir Edw. Hobby excuseth himself, for misinforming the King touching the Subsidy.

Sir Tho. Holcroft, the like.

Thanks in King's Letter.

Mr. Martin, - in Commendation and Allowance of the King's Grace; and for Thanks to be given to the King.

Mr. Fr. Hastings excuseth himself of moving at the first, for a Committee, to express their Love to the King.

Sir Geo. Moore: - That the Letter may be recorded here, for an everlasting Memory.

Sir Rob. Wroth : - That all Knights of Shires may take it and shew it in the Country.

Sir John Hungerford, - to clear himself of the Imputation laid upon him, for Matter of Religion.

Sir Henry Poole avoweth it.

Mr. Martin; - That it might be entered.

Jesuits, &c.

The Bill for the due Execution of the Statutes against Seminaries, Jesuits, Recusants, &c. - First Reading. - The Bill came down from the Lords.

Thanks on King's Letter.

Mr. Duncombe moveth, that Thanks should be given to his Majesty, for his gracious Letter.

Resolved, Ihe Speaker to do it, at the End of the Parliament.

Tebold's Estate.

The Proviso, to Mr. Tebold's Bill, three times read ; and passed upon the Question.


The Bill, first begun in this House, intituled, An Act for the due Execution of Statutes made against Recusants;

- Third Reading (the Title being altered) and passed, upon the Question : - A Bill to retain the King's Subjects in their due Obedience.