House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 22 June 1604

Pages 244-245

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Veneris, 22o Junii, 1604


L. 1. B. FOR Payment of personal Tythes to the Church.

Herrings, &c.

B. For Reformation of certain Abuses in Buying and Selling of Herrings, Pilchards, and other Fish (altered in the Title) reported from the Committee by Mr. Noy, with Amendments; the Amendments twice read ; and, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.


L. 1. B. For a convenient Portion to be assigned out of every Impropriation for the Maintenance of a preaching Minister, to be Vicar there: - Upon this first Reading; and the Quest, rejected.


B. To encourage the Seamen of England to take Fish, &c. reported by Mr. Nath. Bacon, with Amendments; which were twice read; and the Bill, upon Question, ordered to be ingrossed.

Attorneys &c.

B. Concerning Attorneys and Clerks in the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas : - Committed to Sir Tho. Hobby, Mr. Parkinson, Sir Tho. Freak, Sir Edw. Hext, Mr. Hoskins, Sir John Thynne, Mr. Johnson, Sir Rich. Spencer, Mr. D. James, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Mr. Baxter, Mr. Durdent, Sir Edw. Hobby, Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Mr. Hedley, Mr. Noy, Sir Philip Kighley, Sir Francis Eure, Sir John Savill, Mr. Edw. Jones, Mr. Wyvell: - To meet Tomorrow, in the Middle Temple Hall.

Browne's Nat.

L. 3. An Act for the Naturalizing of the Children of Sir Wm. Browne, &c. - Upon the third Reading, and the Question, passed.

Scandalous Ministers.

L. 3. An Act against scandalous and unworthy Ministers: - Thirdly read, and, upon Question, passed.

Ecclesiastiical Leases.

L. 3. An Act for avoiding Multiplicity of Leases by Archbishops and Bishops, &c. - Upon a third Reading, and the Question, passed.


An Act for the Continuance of divers Statutes, and Repeal of some others, read the third Time articulatim ; the Addition, touching Bastards, in that Part for Continuance, after much Argument, by Order, rased out; and the Bill, upon Question, passed.

Reviving Statutes.

L. 1. et 2. B. For reviving certain Statutes expired by the Death of the late Queen Elizabeth . - Twice read, and committed to Sir Francis Hastings, Sir Oliver Cromwell, Mr. Yelverton, Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Sir Wm. Harvy, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Lewys Lewknor, Sir Francis Bacon, Sir John Hobart, Sir Roland Litton, Sir Geo. St. Poll, Sir Rich. Spencer, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Wm. Wray, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Mr. D. James, Sir John Bennett, Sir John Leveson, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. Edw. Jones, Sir Geo. Carewe, Mr. Alford, Sir Wm. Strode, Sir Arthur Atye, Mr. Edw. Francis, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir John Boys, Sir Maurice Berkley, Sir Barnard Whytston, Sir Tho. Beamount, Sir John Thynne, Sir Francis Eure, Sir Timothie Whyttingham : - To meet on Monday, in the Middle Temple Hall.

House to attend a Member's Funeral.

It was informed, that Sir Jonathan Trelawny, One of the Knights of the Shire for Cornwall, died Yesterday, being suddenly suffocated with a Flux. of Blood, which came by breaking a Vein with vehement Coughing; and was said to be found, sick, and dead in a quarter of an Hour: And was hereupon moved by Sir Jo. Hollice, that the Members of this House might attend his Burial, Tomorrow in the Afternoon : Which was so ordered [a].

Tonage and Poundage.

Sir Francis Bacon maketh Report of the Conference with the Lords, touching the Bill of Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage.

Reported the Reading and Consideration of sundry Amendments in the Bill.

Collateral Speeches:

That we were well fenced with Privileges : - That it was good Husbandry to fence.- -

A good Account of this Parliament, to maintain Privileges, and preserve the King's Favour. -

An Insinuation of a Message from the King, touching Subsidy or Gratuity. -

Excuse of the Lords, that they propounded Matter of Charge or Contribution.-

An Approbation of the Forbearing to offer by this House. -

No Meaning, that this Insinuation should possess the House as with a Motion :

Not to pre-occupate our Thanks : -

Not to pre-judicate our Assent or Disassent. -

The State of the King, The Nature of the Peace, not within the Knowlege of this House. -

Four last Years of Queen Eliz. the Charge of this State, 2,200,000l. -

Debt of the City of London, 80,000 l. -

The Exchange of Ireland, 120,000 l. -

Entry, Funeral, Coronation, a great Accumulation of Charge. -

Peace only between the Persons of the King of England and Spaine : - Nothing articulate : -

A mere Cessation, or Abstinence, from Hostility. -

The Proportion of the Charge of Ireland is yet 30,000l.

- The Rebel hath put up, not put off, his Sword. -

Conclus. To think of the Point of Honour, in respect of Advertisement to foreign States.


L. 3. B. To restrain the excessive Wearing of Cloth of Gold, Cloth of Silver, Gold and Silver Lace, &c. - Thirdly read ; much disputed ; and, the Time being far spent, further Dispute, and the Question, deferred till Tomorrow.

King's Household.

L. 3. AN Act for the Assignment of several Sums of Money, for the Charge of the King's Household : - Thirdly read, and, upon the Question, passed.


The Dispute, touching the Bill of Apparel, moved, and continued by Sir Francis Hastings, Mr. Toby Matthewe, Mr. Johnson, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Mr. Solicitor.

The Bill, upon Question, had his Passage, especially for this Reason; for that it repealeth all former Laws touching Apparel.

Speaking in adjourned Debates.

Upon the Dispute of this Bill, some Members of the House offering to speak, that had formerly spoken to the same Bill; it was agreed for Rule, That if a Bill be continued in Speech from Day to Day, One Man may not speak twice to the Matter of the same Bill.

Norwich, &c. Ministers.

L. 1. B. For the better Relieving of Preachers and Ministers within the Cities of Norwich and Glocester.


L. 2. B. For Explanation and more due Execution of the Decree made by virtue of an Act 37o H. VIII. for Tythes in London: - Upon the Quest, usual, rejected.

Popish Books.

Ordered, upon Motion, That Counsel shall be heard at the Bar, on Monday Morning next, in the Bill touching Printing of Popish Books, &c.

Cloth Trade.

L. 2. B. Concerning the Lengths of Woollen Cloths and Kerseys, and the Forfeitures due to the King's Majesty rising thereupon: - Upon the second Reading, and the Quest, usual, rejected.

Navigable Rivers.

L. 2. B. For the Abating, and to restrain, the new Erection of all Weres, Kiddells, Stanks, and other Obstructions in great and navigable Rivers: - Disputed; called a Fox-faced Bill; only bent at the Earl of Worcester.

A Proviso moved for York and the Anstye.

The Dispute continued by Mr. Hoskins, Sir Francis Hastings, Mr. Solicitor.

Upon the Question, the Bill committed to Sir John Savill, Sir John Harpur, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Hoskins, Sir John Hungerford, Sir Francis Hastings, Sir Edw. Hobby, Sir Carye Raleigh, Mr. Askwith, Sir Geo. St. Poll, Sir Wm. Wray, Sir Wm. Burlacye, Sir Oliver St. John, Sir Edw. Stafford, Sir Geo. Fane, Sir Tho. Beamont, Sir John Hollis, Sir Rich. Lovelace, Mr. Bond, Sir John Thynne, Mr. Pettus, Sir Henry Beamount, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Mr. Clifford, Sir Michael Stanhope, Mr. James, Sir John Boys, Mr. Wm. Knyveton, Sir John Smyth, Sir Tho. Dallyson, Sir John Peyton, Mr. Martin, Mr. Pulleston, Sir Tho. Holcroft, Sir Rich. Bulkley, Sir Rob. Needham, Mr. Brook, Mr. Yaxley, Mr. Tate, Sir Tho. Freak, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Sir Roland Litton, Sir Percyvall Willoughby, Sir Francis Barrington, Mr. Staughton, Mr. Francis Moore, Mr. Overbury, Sir Tho. Darrell, Sir Henry Billingsley, Sir Henry Wytherington, Sir Henry Poole, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Hugh Glasior: - To meet on Tuesday, in the Exchequer Chamber.

Bills sent to Lords.

Bills sent up this Day :

1. An Act touching Apparel, restraining, &c.

2. An Act for Continuance of Statutes, &c.

3. An Act for the Naturalizing of the Earl of Marre, &c.

4. An Act against scandalous and unworthy Ministers.

5. An Act for the Naturalizing of the Children of Sir Wm. Browne, &c.

6. An Act to avoid the Multiplicity of Bishops Leases.

7. An Act for the making of Poll-davyes.

8. An Act against the Resiance of Masters of Colleges with their Families, &c.

9. An Act of Restitution of the Children of Mr. Littleton; with a Proviso added.

10. An Act touching Rogues, Vagabonds, &c. with Amendments.

11. An Act for the Jointure of the Wife of Martin Calthrop; with Additions.

12. An Act touching Assignments for the King's Houshold.

13. An Act for the Repair of Dover Haven.

14. An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir John Drommond, Knight.