House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 30 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, 30o Junii, 1604

Tanners. &c.

THE Bill touching Tanners, Curriers, Shoemakers, and others, occupying Cutting of Leather, brought in from the Committee, by Sir John Savill, with Amendments ; which were twice read; and the Bill ordered to be ingrossed.


The Bill for surrounded Grounds, brought in by Sir John Heigham, with Amendments, and Provisoes; which being twice read; upon the Question, to lie asleep till the next Session.


The Bill against Swearing, &c. brought in from the Committee, by Mr. Fuller, with Amendments; and ordered to be ingrossed.

Lovell's Relief.

The Bill for the Relief of Tho. Lovell, Esquire, secondly read ; and Counsel to be heard on Monday, in that, and the other Fenns.

Nevill's Estate.

The Bill for Sir Henry Nevill: - Third Reading; and Mr. Richison, of Lincolnes Inn, of Counsel with the Lady De Lespenser, and Mr. Bridgeman, of the Inner Temple, Counsel with the Lord Abergavenny, heard at the Bar. Much disputed: Passed, upon the Question.

Bills from Lords.

Sir John Crook and Mr. D. Swale bring from the Lords Two Bills:

For Confirmation of Letters Patents :

The Bill for the charitable Relief of Persons infected with the Plague.

Inmates, &c.

The Bill for Reforming of great Mischief and Inconveniences, that daily grow and increase, by Pestering of Houses with divers Families, harbouring of Inmates, and Converting of great Houses into several Tenements, and Erecting of small new Buildings ; in and near the Cities and Towns-corporate within this Realm of England: - First Reading.


The Bill to encourage the Seamen of England to take Fish, thereby to increase the Navy of England: Third Reading, and passed, upon the Question.

Bills sent to Lords.

The Bill against Brokers ; Bill for Fish-days; Tebold's Proviso; Newton naturalized; Sir R. Nevill's Bill; passed, and sent up.


The Bill for Reformation of Abuses against Accountants.


The Bill for Avoiding of unjust Suits against Incumbents of ecclesiastical Livings: Both delivered in by Mr. Tate, as sleeping Bills.