Die Jovis, 17 Decembr. 1640.
Leave of Absence.
SIR Robert Hatton has Licence to be absent for a
time, to recover Health.
Mr. Gourdon has likewise Licence to be absent for a
time; and to be here again the next Week.
Mr. Wharton has Licence to be absent for a time, by
reason of his Wife's Sickness, who is ready to die.
Committee for Petitions.
Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed to
peruse the Petitions that came in, to dispose them to Committees, shall have Power to dispose them, after they have
perused them, to such Committees, as they shall think fit;
and are to meet, at Two of Clock, in the Committee-chamber; and to report their Opinions to the House.
Emanuel College Cambridge.
Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Peter Hayman, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Tho.
Widrington, Mr. Evelyn, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Owfield, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Ra. Goodwyn,
Mr. Potts, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Varney, Sir Fr. Seymour, Mr.
Hatcher, Mr. Upton, Mr. Corbett, Sir Rich. Luson, Mr.
Pimme, Mr. Whistler, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Perryn, Sir
W. Erle, Mr. Perd, Mr. Noell, Mr. Weston, Mr. Duns,
Ld. Fairefax, Mr. Cage, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Mr.
Purefrey, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Morley;
This Committee is to consider of the Petition, exhibited here by the Kindred of Sir * Mildmay. concerning Emanuel College in Cambridge; and they are to examine, what either the Visitor, or any other, has done, to
the Violation of the Laws and Statues of that College:
And a Warrant is to issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's
Hand, to require the Master, Fellows, and Officers, of
the said College, forthwith to bring hither the Letters
Patents, Leidger book, and Statutes, of the said College,
and all things concerning the same: And has Power to
send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, and Records; and
are to meet To-morrow, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Proceedings concerning Bastwick.
Mr. Pimme, Mr. Hampden, Sir Jo. Colpepper, Sir M.
Fleetewood, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir W. Masham, Sir Ro.
Harley, Mr. Perpoint, Sir Edm. Mountfort, Mr. Nath.
Fines, Mr. Capeil, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Cecill, Sir Ph.
Stapleton, Mr. Ashton, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Wm.
Litton, Mr. Rigby, Sir Tho. Widrington, Mr. Oxfield, Mr.
Kirby, Mr. T. Coke, Mr. Shuttleworth, Mr. Prideaux,
Mr. Hollys, Mr. Kirton, Mr. Noell, Mr. Cromwell, Sir
Chr. Wray, Mr. Ch. Price, Mr. Grimston, Sir H. Vene,
Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Corbett, Sir W. Erie,
Sir Ph. Parker;
This Committee is to take into Consideration the Petition exhibited here by John Bastwick, Doctor in Physick;
and has Power to hear Counsel; and to assign him such
Counsel, as is desired in his Petition; and to grant him a Warrant to take out, gratis, such Copies of the Censures,
Warrants, Orders, and other the Proceedings in the several Courts, as shall or may any way concern his Business:
And has Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers,
Records; and are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon,
at Two of Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Mr. Treasurer reports, concerning the Message delivered from this House to his Majesty, concerning the sending of some ships to scour the Seas, in regard of the Turkish
Pirates that are upon our Coasts, and have lately taken
Three of our Ships, that he had acquainted his Majesty
herewith; who immediately sent to my Lord Admiral
forthwith to send away Two Ships, to scour the Seas;
which his Lordship gave Command forthwith to be done;
and, to that End, sent to Capt. Penington; from whom he
had lately heard, that, upon Inquiry of the Holland Fleet,
and Spanish Fleet, as they passed our Coasts, he could not
be informed of any Turkish Fleet upon our Seas:
King's Revenue, &c.
"His Majesty, being, by me, acquainted with the great
Care and Affection of the House of Commons to advance
and settle his Majesty's Revenue, doth very graciously interpret the same; and hath commanded me, to give the
House Thanks for it, in his Name: And his Majesty doth
give the House free Leave, to enter into the Debate of
his Majesty's Revenues and Expences, as is desired; and
hath given Order, that all his Officers and Ministers, from
time to time, shall assist the House therein, as there shall
To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock, 'tis appointed
to enter into the Debate of his Majesty's Revenue and
Expenses: And Mr. Speaker is then to put the House in
mind of this Order: And humble Thanks are to be returned from this House to his Majesty, by Mr. Treasurer, for his Majesty's gracious Message.
Mr. Treasurer is to go up to the Lords, and acquaint
them, that this House is ready to give their Lordships a
present Meeting, by a Committee of both Houses, in the
Painted Chamber, if it may stand with their Lordships
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Exton of Southampton, has Licence to be absent
for a time, by reason of Indisposition of Health, and of
his Sister's Death, who has made him her Executor.
The Knights and Burgesses of the County of Norfolk,
and the Burgesses of Lyn, are appointed to examine the
Witnesses, that are brought hither by Jo. Taverner, and
Gilbert * of Linne, in the Business concerning Starch;
and they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in
the Court of Wards; and Sir H. Mildmay is added to
Grey's, &c. Petition.
The Petition of Geo. Grey, and Anth. Allen, on the
Behalf of themselves, and the Tenants to the Dean and
Chapter of Durham, was read; and referred to the
Committee, that is appointed to prepare the Charge
against Mr. Secretary Windebank.
Charge against Windebank.
Mr. Tho. Coke, Alderman Pennington, Sir Tho. Widrington, Mr. Hide, Sir H. Anderson, and Sir Ra. Hopton,
are added to that Committee: And they are to meet on
Monday in the Afternoon, in the Duchy-chamber; and
they are to go on with the Charge against Mr. Secretary
Windebank, though he does absent himself: And the
Petition of Wm. Wall, now with the Committee for
Grievances, is referred to the same Committee.
Corff Castle Writ.
Ordered, A Warrant to issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown, for a new
Writ, for the Electing of another Burgess to serve for the
Town of Corff Castle, in the County of Dorsett, in the
Room and Stead of Mr. Secretary Windebank.
Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Hollys, Sir Tho. Roe, Mr. St. Johns,
Mr. Pimme, Mr. White, are appointed Reporters of the
Conference with the Lords.
Ordered, A Warrant to issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for a new Writ for Electing of a Burgess, to serve
in this Parliament for the Town of Warwick, in the Room
and Stead of Sir Th. Lucye, formerly returned, and since
It was likewise moved for Newcastle, to have a Warrant
for a new Writ for Electing of a Burgess for that Town,
in the Room and Stead of Sir Jo. Melton, formerly returned a Burgess for that Town, and since is dead: But
there being a Petition depending before the Committee
for Privileges, questioning the Election of Sir Jo. Melton,
no Warrant is to issue forth, until the Committee has
delivered their Opinions, touching that Election.
The Committee concerning the rigorous Levying of
Ship-Money, being now sine die, is appointed to meet
this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Tomkins has Leave to be absent for Fourteen Days,
upon some great Occasions, concerning a Ward.
Wadham College, Oxford.
Ordered, That the Grievances of Wadham College, in
the University of Oxon, be referred to the Consideration
of the Committee for Emanuell College.
Sir Gilbert Pickering, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Mr.
Strangewayes, and Sir H. Herbert, are added to that
The Petition of the Inhabitants of Willingham, &c. in
the County of Cambridge, and the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Hundred of Marshland, in the County of Norfolk; and the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Towns of
Sutton, Mepall, &c. in the Isle of Ely; be referred to
the Consideration of the Committee, appointed for Dr.
Commissioners of Subsidies.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House shall
nominate Commissioners, in the Body of the Bill, for the
Taxing of the Two Subsidies.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses, of all the
Counties, do consider of the Names of all the Commissioners, to be put in the Body of the Bill; and do present the same to the House on Saturday Morning:
Sir Ri. Winne, and Mr. Glynne, are to present the Names
for the County of Carnarvon; Capt. Price, and Mr. Floid,
for Caerdigan; and Mr. Purefrey, for Warwickshire.