Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunae, 11 Junii, 1604
L. 1. B. FOR the Avoiding of Multiplicity of Leases made by Archbishops and Bishops, of such Lands and Possessions, as are belonging to their Archbishopricks and Bishopricks.
L. 1. B. For Reformation of certain Abuses in ecclesiastical Courts and Causes.
L. 2. B. Of Restitution in Blood of the Children of John Littleton, &c. - Committed to Sir John Thynne, Sir Henry Bromley, Mr. Hitcham, Sir Charles Cornwallys, Mr. Edw. Bromley, the Burgesses of Worcester, Sir Tho. Biggs, Sir John Peyton, Mr. Overbury, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Sir John Heigham, the Burgesses of Salisbury, Mr. Hyde, Mr. D. James, Mr. Pulleston, Sir Edw. Grevill: - To meet on Wednesday, in the Middle Temple Hall.
Gordon's, &c. Nat.
L. 2. B. For the Naturalizing of John Gordon, Dean of Sarum, &c. - Referred to the same Committees.
E. of Marre's Nat. &c.
L. 2. B. For the Naturalizing of John Earl of Marre, and for Confirmation of Letters Patents made unto him: - Committed to Sir John Heigham, Sir Henry Beaumount, Sir Geo. Fleetwood, Mr. Parkinson, Mr. Moore, Sir Geo. Moore, Mr. Hyde, Sir Vincent Skynner, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Robert Wingfield, Mr. Brock, Sir John Thynne, Mr. Hedley, Sir Jerome Horsey, Sir John Savill, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. Overbury, Mr. Noy, Sir Tho. Horsman, Sir Edw. Stafford, Sir John Peyton, Sir Francis Barrington, Mr. Yelverton, Mr. Fuller, Sir Roger Aston, Sir Roland Litton, Mr. Nath. Bacon: - To meet on Thursday, in the Middle Temple Hall.
B. For the Sale of the Manor of Dages in Riveningham, &c. by Henry Jernegan the younger, &c. reported from the Committee by Sir John Heigham, without any Amendments; but the third Reading deferred.
Ly. Kildare's Letters Patents.
B. For Confirmation of the Letters Patents made in Trust, &c. for the Lady Frances Dowager of Kildare, reported [a] from the Committee, with Amendments; which were twice read, and approved [b].
B. For the true Employment of Relief appointed for the Poor, reported by Sir Rob. Wroth, with Amendments; which were twice read; and, upon Question, the Bill ordered to be ingrossed.
B. For the making void of a Decree in Chancery, and of the Assurance made thereupon by Sir Tho. Jermy, &c. reported from the Committee by Sir Rob. Wroth, as thought a Bill not fit to pass; and, upon the Quest, usual, rejected.
B. For the better Execution and Explanation of the Statute of Bankrupts, reported by Mr. Serjeant Shirley, with a new Title, and other Amendments; which were twice read; and the Bill, upon Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Privilege- Objectionable Publication.
Sir Francis Bacon reporteth the Conference had, touching the Book published by the Bishop of Bristowe.
A Speech of a great Lord (E. S.) in three Parts:
1. Their good Correspondence with this House.
2. A Declaration of the Proceedings against the Bishop.
3. Reason why they went no further. That they were interested, as well as we: -
If not, yet the Union of the Two Houses gave them an Interest. -
A Rebuke to the Bishop. -
That which durst not shew his Head in Parliament, should go to the Press in mean Hands. -
That any Man should presume to let the King see more than a Parliament could. -
The King the Head, we the Body ; if any Man will swell above the Circumference, it must be a Wert, or a Wenn.
The Bishop made Submission with them: - Peccavi, poenitet, non putaram. - They remitted in respect of his Coat. - That he was a Member. - That he came under the Shadow of the Cypress tree, the Union.
Conclus. - Less severely reported, than performed.
Motions, upon this Report, by Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Sir Jo. Hollice, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Mr. Secretary Herbert. -
That the Bishop may retract in Writing, as in Arthure Hall's Case, and in the Case of Nevill of Norfolk, in the late Queen's Time. -
That he may make his Submission in this House, and That be entered here. -
To let the Lords know, that this House is not satisfied, if his Submission in Writing be not brought down hither, and shewed. -
He submitted in Writing above; let the same be brought down hither, and recorded.
Conclus. - The Committee to consider of it; as also, what is to be done in the Matter formerly moved, touching the Convocation house.
Leave of Absence, &c.
Sir Rob. Wroth, upon Motion, hath Leave to absent himself for a Sennight, upon Occasion of the King's hunting in Waltham Forest, near his Dwelling; and is ordered to send a Buck to Mr. Speaker.
Privilege- Prisoner brought up.
Simpson, the Prisoner, brought to the Bar, and demanded, what was the Cause why he desired to come hither.
Answ. Because he would be released.
He fell presently into a Fit of an Infirmity, whereunto he is continually subject, as was said; and thereupon Ordered, he shall be brought again Tomorrow Morning.
B. Touching Lands surrounded, to be debated Tomorrow.
B. For the Confirmation of Letters Patents, reported by Sir Tho. Hobby, with Amendments; but the Reading deferred, upon some special Exception, opened by Mr. Speaker.
L. 1. B. FOR the true Making and Searching of Woollen Cloths.
B. For the Enabling of Thomas Throckmorton Esquire, to make Sale of certain Lands, &c. reported by Mr. Francis Moore, with Amendments ; which were twice read, and ordered to be affiled.
Married Men in Colleges.
L. 1. B. Prohibiting the Resiance of married Men with their Wives and Families in Colleges and Halls of the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford.
L. 1. B. Concerning Attorneys and Clerks in the Courts of the King's Bench and Common Pleas.
L. 1. B. For the Resuming, and Taking into the King's Majesty's Hands, of the Office of Garbler of Spices, Druggs, Gums, and other Wares and Merchandizes, to be garbled within the City of London, or elsewhere : - Upon this first Reading, put to Question, and rejected.
L. 2. B. For the Suppressing of Innovations within the Church of England: - Upon the usual Quest, rejected.
Tonage and Poundage.
L. 3. B. For a Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage: - Thirdly read; sundry Provisoes and Alterations moved ; much disputed by Mr. Noy, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. James, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Sir Tho. Hobby; - a Proviso offered for Chester by Mr. Laughton; a Day prayed by Mr. Glasior, to bring in the Charter of Chester; - at last, upon Motion, re-committed to the former Committees; with Mr. Noy added.
L. 2. B. Against scandalous and unworthy Ministers: - Committed to Sir Geo. St. Poll, Sir Henry Nevill, Mr. Duncombe, Sir Geo. Moore, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Sir Wm. Wray, Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Sir Wm. Strode, Mr. Stepney, Mr. D. James, Sir Nicholas Saunders, Mr. Eure, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Edw. Lewknor, Sir Timothy Whittingham, Sir John Thynne, Mr. Wyseman, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Francis Hastings, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir John Bennett, Sir Vincent Skynner, Sir Walter Cope, Mr Winch. Mr. Moore, Mr. Crewe, Sir John Hollis, Mr. Hyde: - To meet To-morrow, in the Middle Temple Hall.
D. of Somersett's Estate.
B. For the Establishment of divers Manors and Lands of Edw. late Duke of Somersett, being offered to the Question of Commitment by Mr. Speaker;
It was moved by Sir Edw. Stafford, that Friends might treat, and Mr. Seymour seek my Lord.
Moved, That Mr. Seymour, a Member of the House, and a Party, might go forth, during the Debate : Which was conceived to be agreeable with former Order and Precedent in like Cases, and was so ordered : And Mr. Seymour went presently forth at the Door.
This Motion was made by Mr. Kyrton, Servant and Officer to the Earl of Hertford; and pursued with another, that all my Lord of Hartford's Officers might go forth also; but not urged, nor assented [a].
The Commitment pressed by divers, with Reasons for the Bill. Sir Jo. Hollis against the Commitment, for Amity Sake; because Things brought in Question breaketh Amity, having chosen a third Judge.
The Bill, upon Question, committed to all the Privy Council ot the House, all the Serjeants at Law, Sir Maurice Berkley, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Antho. Rowse, Sir Wm. Strode, Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Sir John Thynne, Sir Henry Nevill, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Wm. Cook, Mr. John Moore, Sir Henry Mountague, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Hoskins, Sir John Hollis, Sir Henry Beamount, Sir Robert Oxenbridge, Mr. Martin, Sir Rob. Maunsell, Mr. Crewe, Mr. Kyrton, Sir Nicholas Saunders, Sir Edw. Stafford, Sir Edw. Grevill, Sir Roger Aston, Sir Tho. Holcroft, Sir Oliver St. John, Mr. Matthewe Davyes, Mr. John Heale, Mr. Yelverton, Sir John Savill, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Sir Jerome Horsey, Sir William Jephson: - To meet on Monday, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Relief of Officers.
The Matter of the Relief of Poor Captains, &c. remembered by Mr. Speaker.
Sir Oliver St. John: - Touching a Motion made in Committee, for 20,000l. to be raised. -
That it might easily be avoided in Precedent hereafter.
The several Propositions of Relief recited :
1. From Alehouses.
2. By Increase of Subsidy.
3. By a Subsidy from Lawyers.
4. By Contribution from the Houses of Parliament.
Bills from Lords.
Sir Matthewe Carewe and Sir Edw. Stanhope bring from the Lords Two Bills (which passed this House) with Amendments:
1. B. Against Transportation of Iron Ordnance.
2. B. For the Sale of Sir Tho. Rowse his Lands.
Relief of Soldiers.
Committee touching Relief of Soldiers, to meet on Saturday, in the Star-chamber.