House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 27 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, 27o die Junii, 1604


THE Bill for the Making good of Leases to be made by Tenant in Tail, according to the Form of the Statute of 32 H. VIII. cap. 28, against him or them in the Reversion or Remainder of the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, so hereafter to be leased : - First Reading.


The Bill against such as sell any Ware for Apparel, without ready Money : - First Reading.


The Bill for Reformation of the common Sin of Swearing and Blasphemy : - First Reading.

Hatton's Estate.

The Bill to enable Sir Christofer Hatton, Knight, to dispose of certain Lands,Tenements, and Hereditaments notwithstanding a Limitation, or Clause of Perpetuity, annexed to his Estate ; - First Reading.

Parsons, &c.

The Bill for the Increase of the Livings of Parsons and Vicars having Cure of Souls, brought in from the Committee by Mr. D. James, with Amendments; and ordered to be ingrossed.

Attending Church.

The Bill to take away all Excuse of not coming to Church, secondly read, and committed - Mr. Alford, Sir Edw. Lewknor, Sir H. Bromley, Mr. Dammett, D. James, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Sir Fr. Lee, Sir Tho. Freak, Mr. Winch, Mr. Fuller, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. Herbert Pelham, Sir James Harrington, Sir Fr. Hastings, Sir Tho. Horseman, Sir Jo. Heigham, Mr. Noye, Mr. Prowse, Sir Edw. Littleton, Sir Edw. Hobby, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Sir Tho. Dorrell, Sir Geo. Vane, Sir Jerome Horsey, Mr. Duncombe, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Tho. Beamount, Sir Jerome Bowes, Sir Jo. Thynne, Sir Edw. Sandys, Sir H. Beamount, Sir Barnard Whytstone, Sir Fr. Barrington: - To-morrow, Temple.

Swearing, &c.

The Bill against Swearing, secondly read, and committed to the former Committees.

Mr. Chapman. -

Jesuits, &c.

The Bill for the Execution of the Statutes against Jesuits, Seminary Priests, and Recusants, &c. secondly read, and committed. Much disputed. -

Mr. Duncombe: - That such as limited to come once a Month to Church, might once a Year receive the Communion.

Mr. Tay: - That, " ecclesiastical Persons," intendeth all other Ministers. -

The Committee for Religion: - This Afternoon.

Members Contribution.

Sir Edw. Hobby moveth, for the common Contribution at the End of every Parliament.

Moved, that all Knights of the House might pay ....

All Knights of Shires, the old Order.

5s. and 2s. 6d. moved. -

Upon a Prorogation, or upon a Dissolution.

Q. Whether every Knight of the Shire, and every Burgess, 10 s. and 5 s.

The House divided:

With the Noe, 126. With the Yea, 119.


Usury : - To-morrow, Chequer Chamber. Sir Cary Rawleighe, Sir Geo. Carye, Mr. Middleton. -


Committees for Pening, - To-morrow, Chequer Chamber.


The Bill for the Disburthening of Clergymen of such Affairs as hinder them in their divine Callings and Cures :

- Third Reading.

The House divided. The Noe yieldeth.

The Bill passed.