Die Lunæ, 15;Nov. 1641.
Court at Yorke.
SIR Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Whistler, Sir
John Hotham, Mr. Bellasis, Sir Arth. Ingram, are
to retire presently into the Committee-chamber, to prepare an Order concerning the Court at Yorke, under the
Limitations that have been here mentioned upon the
Bailing a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Mr. Blaney, now in the Serjeants Custody by a former Order of this House, shall be for the
present bailed: And that if no Man shall bring in a Complaint against him within this Week, Sir John Price first
having Notice of this Order, that then he shall be discharged of any farther Restraint.
Proceedings against Gifferd, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Gifferd, and Walter Coleman,
apprehended for Priests, and in the Custody of the Keeper
of the New Prison, be turned over to the Keeper of the
King's-bench, to be kept there in safe Custody, and
proceeded against according to the Law.
Resolved, upon the Question, that the Order of the
11th of Nov. for making Stay of the Suit depending
between the Tenants of the Manor of Butley in the
County of Somersett, and Tho. Symcotts Esquire, be
vacated; in regard that the House grounded that Order
upon a Misinformation.
Ordered, That the Committee for Seignior Amerigo
be revived; and do meet To-morrow at Seven of Clock,
in the inner Court of Wards: And Mr. Whittacre is added
to this Committee.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall
presently proceed to the Reading of the Declaration.
The Proceedings against and Nominating of the Sheriffs,
be taken into farther Consideration in the Declaration.
Upon the Petition of Sir Wm. Acton, Sir Tho. Crymes
Knights, Arhur Samuell Esquire, and other the Creditors
of Sir Tho. Dawes Knight, who did heretofore advance
about Twenty thousand Pounds to the Use of the Commonwealth, besides other Sums to the Use of his Majesty;
and thereupon, by an Order of the House, were to have
an Act of Parliament, to make all his Lands, and other
his Estate, and other the Lands of Sir Abraham Dawes
his is Father, liable to the Payment of those Monies so
advanced in the First Place; their own just Debts, in the
Second Place; and, in the last Place, all other the Creditors of the said Tho. Dawes: This House being informed of several Suits, commenced in the Courts of
King's Bench, Chancery, and Exchequer, by divers Creditors, and one Michael Fawkes, who refused to advance
Monies, and presseth for Judgment, Publication, and
Decrees thereupon; and so to put themselves in the First
Place, contrary to the Intent and Order of this House:
This House doth therefore think fit, and order, that the
Judges of the several Courts be made acquainted therewith; and be enjoined to forbear all Proceedings against
Sir Tho. Dawes, and his Estate, until this House have
convenient Time to pass the Bill, according unto their
former Engagements; the more great and weighty Affairs, both of this Kingdom and of Ireland, taking
up the chiefest Part of their Time for the present. And
it is the farther Pleasure of the House, that the said
Creditors, and the said Fawkes, who prosecute the said
Suits be made acquainted herewith, and forbear all Prosecution against the said Sir Tho. Dawes, until this
House shall take farther Order.
The House considered of their Order in reading the
Declaration; which was, that the Declaration should be
read Clause by Clause, and that every Member should
then speak to each Clause, if he would; and if any speak
to have the Clause amended, and that the House gave
Leave to have it amended: Then it was amended; and
the Clause, with the Amendments, put to the Question:
And it was desired that it might be ordered, that the
same might be still observed.
An Addition of suppressing the Innovations; and
extinguishing the Monuments of Idolatry.- An Addition-Of reforming the Universities.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Examination of
this Party, that offers a Discovery to this House of some
Matters that concern the Peace of the Kingdom, and
Safety of some Members of both Houses of Parliament,
shall be referred to a particular Committee.
Resolved, upon the Question, that the Examination of
this Party, now informed of unto this House, be referred
to the Committee of Seven.
The Examination of Mr. Waddsworth is referred likewise unto this Committee, concerning Two Priests, as is
informed, apprehended by him.
Depositions taken by Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Hotham do go to the Lords
with This Message;
To desire their Lordships, that this House may have
the Perusal of the Depositions, lately taken by their
Lordships in the Presence of a Committee of this House,
concerning the last Design to bring up the Army hither.
That a Message be sent to the Lords, to acquaint them,
that this House has been informed of some Matters, that
concern the Peace of the Kingdom, and Safety of some
Members of both Houses of Parliament, by one Tho.
Beale; who was first examined by a select Committee,
appointed for that Purpose; and then brought into the
House; and there he made a Narrative of the same
Matters, with this Caution, that he should not name the
Answer from Lords.
Sir John Hotham brings Answer, that their Lordships
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the Serjeant do send to Mr. Waddsworth, and such others of the Persons employed by this
House for the Apprehending of Priests, requiring them,
forthwith to bring in the Names of so many of those
Priests as they know.
Ordered, That the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, of
the several Counties of England and Wales, do consider
of the Names of the prime Papists in their several
Counties, and present a List of their Names to this
House To-morrow Morning.
Trained Bands, &c.
Mr. Hollis, Mr. Glyn, Sir John Colpeper, Sir Walth.
Erle, Sir John Merrick, Sir John Holland, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Pym, Mr. Carew, Sir Tho. Barrington, Lord
Falkland, Sir H. Mildmay;
This Committee is to prepare a Draught of an Ordinance of Parliament, for the Putting the Trained Bands
into a Readiness and Posture of Defence, upon all Occasions; and likewise, for securing the Persons of the prime
Papists; and to prepare Heads for a Conference, to be
desired with the Lords, upon the Debate, that at this
time has happened: And are to meet presently in the
inner Court of Wards.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Hampden brings this Answer from the Lords;
That the Lord Privy Seal said, The Lords did take
kindly the Commendation of this House of the Matter;
and in that Manner, that this House had done it: That
they intend presently to hear the Party give Information
at the Bar, without Oath; and if, upon Relation, they
see Cause, they would name a Committee to examine.
A Message from the Lords, by the Master of the Rolls
and J. Mallet;
The Lords desire a free Conference, by a Committee
of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Matter of the last Message from this House.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers; that this
House has taken into Consideration their Lordships Message; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Hollis, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Pym, Sir John Colpeper,
Sir Ra. Hopton, are appointed Managers of this free
Ordered, That the Remonstrance shall be resumed
To-morrow at Ten of Clock; and that the Clause, that
has been now debated so much, be recommitted to That
Committee, to prepare the Clause in such a Manner as
may be agreeable to the Sense of the House.
Bill of Exchange.
Ordered, That Sir Ro. Pye shall forthwith pay One
hundred and Fifty Pounds Sterling, upon a Bill of
Exchange, sent from the Committees in Scotland, and
subscribed by their Names.
Trained Bands, &c.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Prideaux, Serjeant Wilde, Mr.
Whittlock, are added to the Committee for preparing a
Draught of an Ordinance of Parliament, concerning putting the Trained Bands into a Posture of Defence; and
for securing the Persons of the prime Papists: And are
to meet To-morrow at Seven of Clock, in the inner Court
Mr. Arth. Goodwyn is appointed to go to the Lords, to
desire a free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses,
concerning the Matter of the last free Conference, * *
Eight of Clock.
Examinations from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by J. Rees and J. Mallett;
The Lords have sent down the Examinations, which
were desired by this House this Day.
Mr. Arth. Goodwin brings Answer, that their Lordships
will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
An Ordinance of Parliament, for putting the Trained
Bands into a Posture of Defence, was read; and put to
the Question; and assented unto.