Lunae, 18o Junii, 1604
L. 1. B. FOR Relief of Parsons and Vicars, having Cure of Souls.
B. For the better Discovery of Simony: - Committed to Mr. Wyseman, Sir Edw. Lewknor, Sir John Specott, Sir Rob. Wroth, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. Yelverton, Mr. Holt, Sir Francis Barrington, Mr. D. James, Mr. Winch, Sir Henry Beamount, Sir Tho. Freak, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Sir Francis Hastings, Sir John Bennett, Mr. Barker, Sir Francis Eure, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir Edw. Hext, Sir John Savill, Sir Arthure Atye, Mr. Johnson, Sir Robert Stapleton.
L. 1. 2. B. For Relief of the Ministry, by releasing, for a Time, the Statute of Mortmaine : And
L. 1. 2. B. For the Disburthening of Clergymen of such Affairs as hinder them in their divine Callings and Cures: - Both twice read, and referred to the same Committees.
L. 2. B. For the Relief of Parsons and Vicars, having Cure of Souls: - Secondly read, and committed, with the rest, to the same Committees: - To meet Tomorrow, in the Exchequer Chamber.
L. 2. B. For the true Making and Searching of Woollen Cloths: - Secondly read, and referred to the former Committees in the Bills of Clothing: - To meet on Friday, in the Parliament-house; and all other Bills of Clothing, formerly read in the House, to be considered on at the same Time and Place. - Sir Tho. Hobby added.
Added to the Committee in the Bill for taking Deer and Conies, the Lord Buckhurst.
Counsel heard at the Bar, in the Bill touching Grys and Cottrell, according to former Order.
Mr. Richison contra, for Cottrell; Mr. Bartlett, assigned by Mr. Speaker, in forma pauperis, for Grys, being a very poor Man.
Upon the Hearing, re-committed to the former Committees : - To meet on Wednesday, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Mr. Moore returneth from the Committee the Bill for Continuance, &c. with such Amendments and Provisoes, as were the last Day committed unto him: -
Reporteth the Agreement of the Committee, that to the Law, for the true Making and Working of Woollen Cloths, a Proviso, touching Welsh Cottons, is to be added.
A Proviso offered by Sir Francis Hastings, touching an Imitation of Clothing in several Counties; as in Somersetshire [a].
This Proviso to sleep till the next Session.
A Proviso, touching Dover Haven, tendered; the Penning disliked, and much disputed; and, after Debate, referred to certain of the Committee, presently to amend it,
Tonage and Poundage.
Sir John Crooke, Sir Edw. Stanhope, and Mr. D. Hone, come down with Message; That the Lords having received a Bill touching a Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage, which they observed to be defective, and to require some Amendments ; but did not conceive it to proceed from any Slackness or Coldness of this House, thinking they meant it to be as ample and beneficial as ever any of the like Nature; for the Clearing of all Doubts, they do therefore desire, there may be a Conference touching that Bill: To that End they had named Thirty, to meet with some Number of this House Tomorrow in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
House to sit.
To sit this Afternoon for the Reading of the Bill of Assignments, &c. for defraying the King's Charge of Household.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Antho. Rowse, Knight for Cornwall, upon his own Motion, licensed to depart for a Time.
L. 2. Nova B. FOR the Assignment of certain Sums of Money, for the Defraying of the Charges of the King's most honourable Houshold : - Committed to the former Committee, with these added; scelicet, Mr. Fanshawe, Sir Philip Kighley, Sir Wm. Jephson, Sir Edw. Tyrrell, Sir Edw. Lewknor, Sir Jo. Heigham, Mr. Cole, Mr. Doyley, Mr. Francis Moore, Mr. Bacchus, Sir Tho. Horsman, Mr. Pulleston, Sir Henry Jenkins, Sir Vincent Skynner, Mr. Noy, Mr. Prowse: - To meet on Wednesday, in the Inner Temple Hall.
L. 1. B. For the Naturalizing of Sir John Kennedy Knight.
L. 1. B. Against Transportation of Money.