House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 05 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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Martis, 5o Die Junii, 1604

Devon Fishing.

THE Bill for the Preservation of Fishing in the Com' of Devon: - The second Reading, and committed unto the Knights for Devon and Cornewall, all Burgesses for Devon and Cornewall, Mr. Tate, Mr. Hedley, Doctor Mountlowe, Mr. Jones, Mr. Yelverton: - To meet Tomorrow, Chequer Chamber, at Two a Clock in the Afternoon. Bill delivered to Mr. Tregenna.

Pluralities, &c.

Pluralities, and learned Ministry, delivered to Sir E. Mountague; and Committees Names.


Bill touching Infants, delivered to Sir Tho. Freake; and Committees Names.


The Bill for Relieving of Places infected with the Plague: - The second Reading, and committed to the former Committee in the former Bill,: - To meet on Thursday, in the Chequer Court, in the Afternoon.

Letters Patents.

Confirmation of Letters Patents, delivered to Sir Geo. Moore.


Mr. D. James bringeth in the Bill for Garbling of Spices, with the Amendments : Twice read; and, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.


Mr. Hedley maketh Report of the Travel of the Committees in the Bill for surrounded Grounds; and sheweth the Alterations, Amendments, and Provisoes, added; and certifieth [a] in the Bill.

Thursday Morning, Counsel to be heard touching this Bill of Draining.

Tonage and Poundage.

Scandalous Ministers.

Sir George Sampole moveth, touching a Bill, by him preferred, touching the Ministry; and delivereth in the Bill, intituled, An Act against scandalous and unworthy Ministers.

Tonage, &c.

Sir Wm. Strowd, Mr. Damett, Mr. May, to be added to the former Committees in the Bill for Tonage, &c.


2. The Bill for Continuance, Reviving, Repealing, and Explaining of certain Statutes: - The second Reading,

and committed to the former Committees; and others added, ut infra.

Continuance of Statutes committed to -

Mr. Nathan. Bacon offereth in a Proviso, touching the Transportation of Corn, &c.

To bring in use the old Law, touching Transporting of Corn, at certain Prices, in some other Proportion, to be considered, according to some Orders heretofore taken by the Lords of the Council. -

Old Law giveth Liberty only to the Owner to transport, and not to the Merchant to buy.

Mr. Serjeant Snigge moveth, &c.

Mr. Serjeant Sherley moveth, that the Committees may have Power to bring in a Bill of Repeal by itself.

Mr. Fra. Moore followeth. - That the Proviso, of Mr. Bacon, thought not fit by the Committee. -

Touching Welshe Cottons, a Toleration, or Proviso, was offered to the Committees,

Two Provisoes offered by Mr. Fr. Moore; the One, touching Welshe Cottons; and another touching Broad-cloths, in Surrey, Kent, Reading, &c.

Sir Edwyne Sands, &c.

Mr. Hackwill moveth, that the Book of Common Prayer may be considered by the Committee in the Continuance of Statutes.

Mr. Brooke moveth, that the Statute, touching Dover Peere, may ... repealed in this Statute.

Mr. Fuller agreeth, for Repealing of Dover Peere.

Sir E. Hobby, - touching Sanctuaries to be looked unto.

Mr. Crewe moveth, for the Continuance of the Statute for Dover Peere, by reason of the Wisdom of the former: Concludeth to be continued till the next Parliament.

Sir Tho. Hobby, On the contrary Part to Mr. Crewe. - That some Northern Parts might be exempted; viz. Scardboroughe.

Mr. Martyn moveth, and concludeth, in like Sort, for Exemption for Lyme, in the West Country.

Mr. .. moveth for Kingston upon Hull, ut supra.

Continuance of Statutes committed unto the former Committees, and unto all the King's Privy Council, Sir Vincent Skynner, Sir Roger Aston, Mr. Gore, Sir Herbert Crofte, Burgesses of Port Towns, Sir Henr. Bromley, Sir Jo. Scott, Sir Tho. Waller, Mr. Crewe, Mr. Ed. Bromley, Mr. Na. Bacon, Serjeant Hubberd, Sir Jo. Thynne, Sir Morrice Barcley, Sir Henr. Beamont, Sir William Harvie, Mr. Tate, Sir R. Mullneauxe, Sir Fr. Barrington, Sir Rich. Lewson, Sir Ric. Bulkley, Mr. Barker, Sir Jo. Luson, Sir Ro. Maunsell, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir E. Sands, Sir Tho. Holcroft: - To meet on Thursday, in the Parliament House, at Two a Clock in the Afternoon.

Conjuration, &c.

Sir Tho. Ridgeway maketh Report in the Bill, touching Conjuration, Witchcraft, &c. and sheweth the Alterations in the Bill, &c. and delivereth in the Bill, and the Amendments, twice read; and the third Reading deferred till To-morrow.

Message from the King.

Mr. Speaker: - 1. Motives of Unkindness: 2. Considering the long Continuance of the Parliament, and so little expedited; Jealousy, that moved, and -

Never King held a more princely Opinion.

He did conceive some Unkindness of Omission, in not expediting. - As a Parent doth to his Child. -

He doth understand of the Purpose of this House to make Satisfaction. -

He receiveth exceeding Satisfaction. -

Required to give Thanks. -

Not to trouble themselves, to give Thanks.

Free Trade.

Propounded by Mr. Speaker, for putting to the Question of the Bill for free Trade.

Question, Whether to proceed: - Agreed, to be Tomorrow, at Nine a Clock, argued, and put to the Question.

Alehouses, &c.

3. The Bill to restrain the Haunting of Alehouses, Inns, &c. - The third Reading ; and, after many Arguments, upon the Question, passed. - Jud'm.

Mr. Hare: - To have it continue to the next Parliament.

Sir Tho. Hobby agreeth with Mr. Hare.

Question, Whether to continue to the End of the first Session of the next Parliament. - Words inserted into the Bill.

Ld. Hertford, &c.

Thursday next, for my Lord of Hertford, and Mr. Seymor, to be heard.

Devon, &c. Fishing.

Bill of Fishing of Devon, &c. delivered to Mr. Tregenna, a Committee in the same.