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, 9o Junii, 1604
Vincent's, &c. Nat.
L. 1. B. FOR the Naturalizing of Katherine Vincent, Elizabeth Vincent, Susan Vincent, &c.
L. 2. B. For the Relief of such as use the Handicraft of Skinners: - Committed to the Committees in the first Bill.
Ordered, upon Motion, That such as desire to be heard by their Counsel, should be heard at the Committee [a].
L. 2. B. Against Usury: Committed to Sir Edwyn Sandys, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Henry Billingsley, Mr. Edward Francis, Sir Tho. Freak, Mr. Yelverton, Sir John Williams, Sir John Heigham, Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Mr. Gore, Mr. Lawrence Hyde, Mr. Winch, Mr. Moore, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Edw. Stafford, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Martin, Sir Rob. Wroth, Sir Geo. Fleetwood, Mr. Pettus, Sir Charles Cornwallys, Mr. D. James, Sir John Scott, Mr. Fuller, Sir John Thynne, Mr. Wyseman, Mr. Wymark, Mr. Tey: - To meet on Tuesday, in the Exchequer Chamber.
L. 2. nova. B. For taking away the Benefit of Clergy for some Kind of Manslaughter: - Committed to the Committee in the former Bills: - To meet on Wednesday, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Privilege- Simpson, a Prisoner.
Moved by Sir Edw. Hobby, That Simpson, a Prisoner in the Tower, for arresting Sir Tho. Shirley, might be brought into the House on Monday; and that the House would extend Mercy towards him, paying his Fees.
No Order upon it.
Devon, &c. Fishing.
B. For the Preservation of Fishing in Devon and Cornwall, &c. reported from the Committee by Mr. Brock, with Amendments; which were twice read; and the Bill, upon Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
B. For the Redressing of certain Inconveniences in the Statute 21 H. VIII. Cap. 13. intituled, An Act against Pluralities of Benefices, for taking of Farms, &c. reported from the Committee by Sir Edward Mountague, with Alteration of the Title, viz. Bill against Pluralities of Benefices with Cure; which Alteration being twice read, the Bill, upon Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Purchases by Clergymen.
L. 1. B. For the Repeal and Explanation of Part of the Statute of 21 H. VIII. touching Purchases and Bargains by spiritual Men; - Upon this first Reading, for some apparent Mischief discovered in it, put to Question, and rejected.
An Act for the providing of a learned and godly Ministry, being upon the third Reading, re-committed, was returned by Mr. Tate, with new Amendments; which, being thrice read, upon Question, were ordered to be ingrossed, and inserted; and the Bill, upon another Question, passed.
Guns and shooting.
L. 3. An Act for the better Execution of the Intent and Meaning of former Statutes made against shooting in Gun, &c. - Thirdly read, and, upon the Question, passed.
L. 2. B. For the Confirmation of the Charter of the Hospital of Brydewell: - Committed to Sir Rob. Wroth, Sir John Hollis, Sir Henry Nevill, Mr. Wymark, Mr. Martin, Sir Edw. Hobby, Sir Edw. Grevill, Sir Geo. Villyers, Sir Walter Cope, Sir Vincent Skynner, Sir Antho. Rowse, Sir Edw. Tyrrell, Mr. Toby Matthewe, Mr. Fuller, Sir Arthure Atye, Sir Oliver St. John, Sir Edmond Bowyer, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Francis Bacon, the Knights and Burgesses for London, Sir Henry Mountague, Sir Henry Goodyeare, Sir Edmond Sheffield, Sir Francis Fane, Sir
Nicholas Saunders, Sir Wm. Strode, Sir Jerome Horsey, Sir John Heigham, Sir John Thynne, Sir Roger Aston, Sir Geo. Manors, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Moore, Mr. Antrobus, Sir Henry Compton: - To meet on Wednesday, in the Middle Temple Hall.
Bills sent to Lords.
This Day thirteen Bills, having passed this House, were sent up to the Lords by Mr. Secretary Herbert; viz.
1. An Act for the Providing of a learned and godly Ministry.
2. An Act for free Trade into all Countries, as in all other Nations.
3. An Act against Conjuration, Witchcraft, and dealing with evil and wicked Spirits.
4. An Act to restrain inordinate haunting, and tipling in Alehouses, Inns, &c.
5. An Act for the better Execution of the Intent and Meaning of former Statutes against shooting in Guns, &c.
6. An Act for the true Making of Hats and Felts, &c.
7. An Act for the Confirmation of Letters Patents made to Sir Geo. Howme, &c.
8. An Act for Sale of the Lands of Sir Tho. Rowse Knight, deceased, &c.
9. An Act for relieving poor Debtors, and Recovery of small Debts in London.
10. An Act to restrain all Persons from Marriage, until their former Wives or former Husbands be dead.
11. An Act for Explanation of the Statute 5 Eliz. concerning Labourers.
12. An Act for Confirmation of the Charter of the Town of Barwick, &c.
13. An Act to establish certain Lands, called Assert Lands, in the Owners and Possessors thereof.
In the Bill touching the Draining of surrounded Grounds, Counsel was heard at the Bar:
Mr. Crook for the Bill.
Mr. Richison against it.