Die Sabbati, 7 Maii, 1642.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Sir Jo. Bamfeild shall have
Leave to go into the Country.
Trial of Judge Barkley, &c.
Upon Mr. Nicholas' Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Managing of the Evidence at
the Trial of Judge Barkley;
It is this Day Ordered, That the Lords be moved, that
a convenient Place may be appointed in their Lordships
House, for the Members of this House that are to manage the Trial, and for the Witnesses to be present at the
Trial, of Judge Berkley; and that their Lordships will
appoint the Lord Chief Baron, Baron Trever, and Judge
Crawley, to give their Attendance at that Time, to be
examined as Witnesses: And that their Lordships will
also appoint a speedy Time for the Trial of the Lord
Chief Justice Bramston, after the Trial of Judge Barkley is over, in regard the Witnesses against the One are
material Witnesses against the Other, and do live far off
in the Country, and will be put to a double Trouble, if
not now dispatched: And also to appoint a speedy Day
for the Trial of the rest of the Judges impeached.
And Mr. Perepointe is to go up with this Message.
Warrant to Lucy.
Ordered, That Mr. Lucas Lucy shall have Mr.
Speaker's Warrant to transport himself and One Horse
The humble Petition of the Parishioners of the Parish
of St. Giles, Criplegate, London, read.
Ordered, That That Petition, and the Petition of the
Inhabitants of St. Giles, Criplegate, and the Certificate
of the Alderman and Common-council-men of that
Ward, be referred to the Committee for scandalous
Ministers: And they are to meet on Monday next, at
Two of the Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Ordered, That all that Money that is now remaining
in the several Collectors Hands, of the Loan-money
raised in the County of Bucks about Sixteen Years since,
be called in, and employed towards the Militia of that
County; the Body of the said County having declared
their Consent and Desire that it may be so employed.
Ordinary at Chathum.
The humble Petition of the Ordinary employed in his
Majesty's Navy at Chatiham, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition
be referred to the Committee for the Navy.
The humble Petition of Francis Ashe was this Day referred to the Committee for the Navy: Who are desired
forthwith to take Consideration hereof.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Pierrepointe is likewise appointed to carry up the
Order to be sent to Sir Jo. Hotham, concerning the Removing the Magazine; and to desire their Lordships
Concurrence herein: And likewise to desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, concerning the
Removing the Magazine at Monmouth; and other
Matters of great Importance.
A Draught of a Petition from the Lords and Commons to his Majesty, concerning the Disposal of the
Fine imposed upon Benion, sentenced by Parliament,
was read: But there being a Bill brought in to the same
Purpose, the Petition was laid aside.
Disposal of Fines.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act, that all Fines imposed
by this Parliament, upon any Persons that shall be impeached, shall be employed towards the Irish War, or
other publick Uses.
2da vice lecta est Billa pradicta; and, upon Question.
committed unto Mr. Pym, Sir Arth. Hasetrig, Sir Guy
Palmes, Mr. Holland, Mr. Waller, * Peard, * Grimston, * Reynolds, * Rolle, Sir Jo. Potts, Sir Ro. Coke,
Mr. Young, Mr. Cage, Mr. Whistler, Mr. Lisle, Mr.
Hill, Sir Edm. Mountfort, Sir H. Ludlowe, Mr. White,
Sir Tho. Smyth, Mr. Noble. Sir Robert Crane: And are
to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Starchamber.
Payment to Norrice.
Ordered, That it shall be referred to the Commissioners
for the Irish Affairs, to give Order for the Payment of
One thousand Four hundred Pounds, laid out for the
Buying of Linen for Shirts for the Soldiers in Ireland, by
Tobias Norrice of Dublyn, Merchant, according to the
Certificate sent from the Lords Justices of Ireland, to
Resolved, upon the Question, That for the Guard and
Defence of the City of Londonderry, a Garison may be
settled there: And that Four hundred Men be taken of
those of the English Nation, that are in or near the said
City and Parts adjacent, and put into Four Companies,
and added to the old Company there, now commanded
by Sir Jo. Vaughan; which Company is to be made up
a full Hundred: And that Sir Tho. Staples Knight and
Baronet, Mr. Tho. Newberry, Captain Tristram Beresford, and Captain Jesper Hartwell, be recommended to
the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to be Captains of these
Four new Companies.
Conference-Message from the King.
A Message from the Lords by Serjeant Finche and
The Lords desire a present Conference by Committees
of both Houses, if it may stand with the Conveniency of
this House, touching a Message that they have this Day
received from his Majesty of very high Consequence.
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and resolve to give a present Meeting, as is
Mr. Holles, Mr. Pym, Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr. Glyn, are
appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Proceedings against Cowley.
A Letter from the Lord Deyncourt, Mr. Woodroofe,
Mr. Ashenhurst, and Mr. Clerke, Justices of Peace for
the County of Derby, and directed to Mr. Speaker, was
read; as also the Examination of Two Witnesses, against
James Cowley of Brampton, accused for Speaking of very
dangerous Words, was read: And
It is Ordered, That Mr. Allestree do write his Letter,
and return Thanks to the Lord Deyncourt, and the rest
aforenamed, for their Care herein: And that the said
Cowley be speedily proceeded against according to Law.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Pierrepoint to the Order concerning
Hull; they will provide a convenient Place in their own
House; and will appoint a short Time for the Trial of
the rest of the Judges; and do agree to a present Conference concerning the Magazine at Monmouth, &c.
A Message from the Lords by J. Foster and J. Heath;
The Lords desire, that the Committee spoken of at
this last Conference, may meet this Afternoon, at Two
of Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Message concerning Hull.
Mr. Pym brings from the Conference a Letter from
his Majesty, and a Message inclosed, concerning the
Declaration of both Houses, touching Sir Jo. Hotham's
Proceedings at Hull: The which were read: And then
Mr. Pym informed, That the Lords had appointed a
Committee of Twelve, to take Consideration of this Message; and desired that this House would appoint a
Committee of a proportionable Number.
Mr. Hollis reports, that the Earl of Essex said at this
Conference, That the Lords observed these Messages
from the King go higher and higher; and do believe the
King to be of that Goodness, that they came not from
himself, But from such as are Incendiaries, and that endeavour to raise a Division between the King and Parliament: That, on this Day Sevennight, they had moved
us, at a Conference, to name those evil Counsellors; and
did now press it again; and that the Lords are ready to
join with us in it; and do lay it at our Doors; the Commoners being the representative Body of the Kingdom,
and were most concerned in it.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Committee shall
be appointed to meet with a proportionable Number of
the Lords, to take into Consideration this Message.
Ordered, That the first Four-and-twenty of the Committee appointed Yesterday to meet with the Committee
of the Lords, concerning the Letter from Marquis Herts,
shall be the Committee appointed to meet with the
Committee of the Lords this Afternoon, at Two of Clock,
in the Painted Chamber, to take into Consideration this
Message from his Majesty: And Mr. Chancellor of the
Exchequer, who was nominated of the former Committee,
being now out of Town, it is Ordered, That Mr. Glyn be
nominated in his stead.
Lords will sit.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Ro. Riche and
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, that
they intend to sit this Afternoon, at Two of Clock.
Ordered, That on Monday Morning next, the House
shall nominate such as they judge to be evil Counsellors.
Message to Lords.
Sir Wm. Lewes is appointed to go to the Lords, so soon
as they are sat, to acquaint them, that this House hath
agreed to nominate a Committee, as was desired at the
Ordered, That the Commission to be granted to the
Adventurers for additional Forces by Sea be read, at the
first Sitting of the House, this Afternoon.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of the Mayor and
Aldermen of the City of Bristoll be read this Afternoon.
House to meet.
Ordered, That the House meet this Afternoon, at Two
A DRAUGHT of a Commission to be granted to
the Adventurers of additional Forces by Sea, which was
Yesterday read, and committed; and now reported; and
read again; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented
unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords by Mr.
Reynolds. He likewise acquainted the Lords, That the
Committee appointed by this House to meet with the
Committee of the Lords, concerning the King's Message,
will give their Lordships Meeting, as is desired.
Message from the King.
The Message from his Majesty, this Day delivered at
a Conference with the Lords, was now again read.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Reynolds brings Answer, That he had delivered
the Draught of the Commission to be granted to the
Adventurers for additional Forces by Sea; and had likewise acquainted them, That this House had appointed a
Committee, as was desired by the Lords at the last
Exceptions to a Member's Words.
Some Exceptions were taken at Words spoken by Sir
H. Ludlow: He explained himself, and withdrew: And
the House fell upon the Debate of the Words.-
Resolution on King's Message.
Resolved, upon the Question, That he that contrived
this Message is one of the malignant Party, and one that
endeavours to set Division between the King and his
A Member reprimanded.
Sir H. Ludlow was called to his Place: And there
Mr. Speaker told him, that the Words which he spake,
were Words that had an Aspect towards the King; and,
when Words fall from him, that may reflect upon his
Sacred Person, he ought to weigh them, that they may
be accompanied with that Duty which is due from a
loyal Subject to so Gracious a Sovereign.