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, 14o Junii, 1604
L. 1. B. FOR Aulnage of Stuffs, called Narrow Draperies: - Preferred by Sir Tho. Strickland.
Married Men in Colleges.
L. 2 B. Prohibiting the Resiance of married Men with their Wives and Families in Colleges, &c. - Committed to Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Yelverton, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Maurice Berkley, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Tho. Hobby, Mr. Mutton, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Wyseman, Sir Tho. Denton, Sir John Thynne, Sir Wm. Burlacy, Mr. Hackwill, Sir Edw. Tyrrell, Sir Geo. Fleetwood, Mr. Jones, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Tho. Freak, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Staughton, Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Sir Charles Cornwallys, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Mr. Winch, Mr. Bacchus, Mr. Hungerford: To meet Tomorrow, in the Middle Temple Hall.
L. 2. B. For Explaining of a former Act, made 43 Eliz. intituled, An Act for Enabling of Edw. Nevill, of Byrling in the County of Kent, and Sir Henry Nevill, his Son and Heir apparent, for the Disposing of certain Copyhold Lands, &c. - Committed to Mr. Wyseman, Mr. Tate, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Tho. Hobby, Mr. Martin, Sir Maurice Berkley, Mr. Yelverton, Sir Francis Hastings, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Mr. Fanshawe, all the Serjeants at Law, Sir John Boys, Sir Peter Manwood, Mr. Hadds, Mr. Ravenscroft, Sir Henry Jenkins, Mr. Noy, Mr Shelley, Sir Tho. Denton, Sir Edmund Ludlowe, Mr. Staughton, Mr. Hoskins, Sir Geo. Moore, Mr. Edw. Jones, Sir Edw. Grevill, Mr. Francis Nevill, Mr. Fuller, Sir Henry Compton, Sir John Thynne, Sir Francis Barrington: - To meet on Wednesday, in the Middle Temple Hall.
Notice to be given to the Lady Abergavenny, and to the Copyholders.
L. 2. B. For the Continuance and due Observation of certain Orders for the Exchequer, &c. - Committed to the former Committees, named for other Bills and Motions touching Exchequer Courses and Causes; with these added, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. Tate, Mr. Alford, Sir Edmond Bowyer, Mr. Edw. Jones, Sir Edw. Tyrrell, Sir Vincent Skynner, Sir Charles Cornwallys: - To meet this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.
The Committee for the Bill of Assignments of the King's Houshold, adjourned to the same Time and Place.
B. For Explanation and more due Execution of the Decree made by Virtue of an Act made 37 H. VIII. for Tythes in London, reported by Sir Francis Hastings, as a mischievous and injurious Bill. - That the Committees thought fit to draw a new Bill; which he delivered in, with the same Title, and presently had a first Reading.
L. 1. B. For Explanation, &c.
B. For the Relief of Persons infected, &c. reported by Sir John Heigham, with Amendments ; which were twice read; and the Bill, upon Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
B. Of Restitution of the Children of John Littleton Esquire, &c. reported by Mr. Overbury, without [a] any Amendment. A Proviso offered on the Behalf of Sir Tho. Cornwall, which was not then read; but upon further Motion, Ordered, That as well the Counsel of the said Sir Tho. as of the other Part, if it were required, should be heard at the Bar, at Eight a Clock Tomorrow Morning.
B. For the Naturalizing of John Gordon, Dean of Sarum, reported also by Mr Overbury, without Alteration.
L. 3. An Act for the true Employment of Relief appointed for the Poor: - Upon the third Reading, much disputed; and, upon the Question, dashed [b].
B. For Continuance of Statutes, &c. reported from the Committee by Mr. Moore, with sundry Provisoes and Alterations; but the Reading, or Debating, deferred.
Tonage and Poundage.
B. For a Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage, reported from the Committee by Mr. Laughton, with the Proviso for Chester: which was now the third time read, and, after much Dispute, upon the Question, rejected.
It was moved, and demanded, whether this Bill of Tonage and Poundage were of Necessity, of Policy, or merely a Gratuity.
Answ. That it was neither of Necessity, nor Policy, but a mere Gratuity.
This (as was said) may well quell the Rumour of Distaste between the King and the House.
Upon the Motion of Sir Lewys Lewknor, added to the Committee in the Bill concerning Edmond and Anthony Penning, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Sir Charles Cornwallys, Sir Tho. Holcroft, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Yelverton.
B. Touching the Draining of surrounded Grounds (sleeping in the House) re-committed to the former Committees, with others added ; Sir Tho. Holcroft, Sir Walter Cope, Sir Edw. Grevill:- To meet on Saturday, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Five Bills, passed this House, sent up by Sir Edw. Stafford; scilicet,
1. An Act of Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage.
2. An Act to enable John Theobalds, Gentleman, to make his Wife a Jointure.
3. An Act for Explanation of the Statute of Bankrupts.
Devon, &c. Fishing.
4. An Act for the Maintenance of Fishing in Devon and Cornwall.
5. An Act for Confirmation of Letters Patents made to the Use of the Lady Kildayre.