House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 28 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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Jovis, 28 die Junii, 1604

Tanners, &c.

THE Bill concerning Tanners,Curriers, Shoemakers, and others occupying Cutting of Leather: - Second Reading, and committed to the former Committees.

Added Sir Tho. Freak, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Mr. Winch Mr. Hyde, Sir H. Billingsley, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Wm. Stroud, Sir Edm. Ludlowe, Sir Rich. Mullineux, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Yelverton, Mr. Hedley, Mr. Holt, Mr. Parkinson, Mr. Hawes, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Jones, Burgesses of Southwark, Burgesses of Coventrie, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Jerome Horsey, Mr. Bryers: - This Afternoon in the Exchequer Chamber. The Shoemakers to have Warning to attend.


Mr. Winch bringeth in, from the Committee, the Bill against Recusants, &c. with Report of many Exceptions, which were referred, by the Committee, to the Consideration of the House.

A Conference with the Lords.

Visiting the King on his Illness.

Sir Edw. Hobby: - That his Majesty was ill of the Hurt of a Horse ; and that some Five or Six of the Members of this House might go to visit him. -

Answer to King'sLetter.

Sir Lewys Lewknor moveth, out of a Conference, touch-

ing the King's Letter for Subsidy, with an Ambassador, that an Answer might be framed to his Majesty's Letter.

Mr. Martin, in Answer of it: - No Precedent for theSpeech, in that Time it was delivered; speaking, before another Motion was ended.

An Answer of Thanks to his Majesty, to be framed, for the Sight of all Strangers; and to be recorded. -

Visiting the King.

Mr. Vice-chamberlain. - A Stroke of the Queen's Horse.

Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Sir Geo. Carewe, Mr. Carleton, Sir Tho. Holcroft, Sir Edw. Stafford, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. Vice-chamberlain, presently sent, to visit his Majesty. -

Precedent, in the Queen's Time, in King E. III. Time, in King H. VIII. Time.


The Bill for the better Discovery and Suppressing of Simony, and other corrupt Procuring of Ecclesiastical Dignities, Titles, Jurisdictions, Places, Offices, or Promotions: - The third Reading, and passed, upon the Question.

Mr. Nath. Bacon: - That this Act might specially be recommended to the Lords, for Passage.

Parsons, &c.

The Bill for Increase of the Livings of Parsons and Vicars, having Cure of Souls: - The third Reading, and, upon the Question, rejected.

Divers spoke to it. -

Mr. Overberry, Sir Tho. Holcroft, Mr. Tate.

Brydewell Hospital.

The Bill for the Confirmation of the Hospital of Brydewell.

Sir Edw. Hobby, - the Penning of the Bill.

Sir Edw. Hext, - against the Confirmation.

Mr. Fuller, - for it: Sir Rob. Wroth -

This Bill for Brydewell, upon the Question, rejected.

Jovis, post Meridiem, 28o Junii

Bills sent up.

SIMONY: Clergy, - Justices of Peace: Recusants: Kennedy: Sarum: Pilchards : Sent up.

Herrings, &c.

The Bill for Reformation of certain Abuses used in Buying and Selling of Herrings, Pilchards, and other Fish, in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall: Third Heading, and passed.

King's Answer to Message on his Illness.

Mr. Vice-chamberlain, being sent in the Morning, to know the King's Health, reporteth his Message, and the King's Hurt in the Instep of the Foot, by a Stroke of the Queen's Horse, during the Time of his Hunting; which was swolne, and he forced to keep his Bed. - How thankfully the King took it; and that he would ever have as great Care of any Sore or Grievance, that should come to this House, as they were of his.

Members Contribution.

Sir Tho. Ridgeway reviveth the Motion for Contribution; reciting what was the Reason of Rejection the last Day : Because they would not follow, or make any

Precedent of imposing: 2. That Contribution ought to be voluntary, not compulsory . 3. ..... .

Bills from Lords.

Sir John Crook and Mr. D. Hone bring from the Lords Two Bills: An Act for the Relief of Thomas Lovell, Esquire :

An Act for the Naturalizing of Adam Newton, Esquire, Schoolmaster to my Lord the Prince. -


They have entered into Consideration of the Bill of Continuance, &c. of Statutes: Many Things of Importance:


They desire a Conference on Saturday: Number 30.


Matter of Convocation, Submission and Recognition by the Bishop of Bristowe: - The same Committees to confer of these Maters also.


A Message by Sir Fr. Hastings; That we would give Meeting for these; and desire, that their Lordships might have Authority to confer, touching the Bill of Recusants, which came from their Lordships ; Who returned their Lordships Answer, that they would be ready.

Members being made Judges, &c.

Moved by Sir Ed. Hobby, whether, if a Member of this House be called to the Place of a Judge, or other Attendance, during the Parliament, whether he ought.....sit here, or have his Place in the Higher House, during that Parliament.