DIE Lunæ, 20 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Seaman.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Marquis of Winchester to be attached.
Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher attending this
House shall bring the Marquis of Winchester to this
House presently, to acknowledge his Offence committed
against this House, he being taken in Arms at Basing
House; and then this House will take into Consideration how to dispose of him further; and the Gentleman
Usher to take him into Custody wheresoever he shall
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will send an Answer, by Messengers of their
(fn. *) own, to the Particulars of the last Message.
The Speaker acquainted this House with a Letter from
the Lord Wharton; which was read, as follows:
Letter from L. Wharton in Scotland, that he expects to have a Meeting with the Scots Commissioners.
"May it please your Lordships,
"In Confidence of a Meeting at Barwicke, we returned from Newcastle and the Parts adjacent; but
when we came thither, there wanted a Quorum of
the Committee appointed by the Parliament of Scotland to treat with us; and therefore we took our
Journey to St. Andrewes, where a full Meeting of
all the Committees was appointed. We hope to make
an Entry upon our Business with them this Day, and
shall endeavour to dispatch it with all possible Speed.
"Your Lordship's humble Servant,
St. Andrewes, this 14th of Oct. 1645.
"For the Right Honourable the Lord Gray of Warke,
Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore, at
Ordinance concerning Church Government.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to debate and consider of the Ordinance
brought up from the House of Commons, concerning
Church Government, in suspending People from the
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
The House was resumed; and Two Questions were
written down in a Paper; videlicet,
"1. Whether the Ordinance brought from the
House of Commons, touching suspending Members from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, shall this Day be put to the Question?
"2. Whether, before the putting of this Ordinance to the Question, the Assembly of Divines shall be heard?"
The Speaker read the First Vote; and it was put to
the Question, "Whether this First Vote now read shall
be first put to the Question?"
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then the First Question was put, and Resolved in the
Marquis of Winchester committed to The Tower.
This Day the Marquis of Winchester was brought to
this Bar, as a Delinquent. And the Speaker, by the
Direction of the House, told him, "That, for his High
Offence, in deserting the Parliament, and for taking
up Arms against the Parliament and Kingdom contrary
to his Duty, this House for the present doth commit
his Lordship to The Tower of London, there to be
kept in safe Custody, during the Pleasure of this
Ordinance concerning Church Government.
Then the House was adjourned again into a Committee during Pleasure, to take into Consideration the
Ordinance for suspending Persons from the Sacrament of
the Lord's Supper.
The House was resumed.
And the said Ordinance was read the Third Time;
and it was Resolved, upon the Question, That this
House agrees in the Ordinance now read, as it came from
the House of Commons. (Here enter it.)
Marquis of Winchester, a Servant to attend him.
Ordered, That the Marquis of Winchester shall have
One of his Servants to attend him, in The Tower of
"Die Lunæ, 20 Octob. 1645.
(fn. *) "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament; together with Rules
and Directions concerning Suspension from the
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, in Cases of
Ignorance and Scandal; also the Names of
such Ministers and others that are appointed
Tryers and Judges of the Ability of Elders,
in the Twelve Classis within the Province of
Ordinance concerning Church Government, and to exclude ignorant and scandalous Persons from the Sacrament.
"The Lords and Commons, considering the wonderful Providence of God, in calling them to this great
and difficult Work, of reforming and purging His
Church and People, His Guidance and manifest Protection of them in it, do acknowledge, that never any
of His Servants, since the Foundation of the World,
had more high and strong Engagements, heartily and
sincerely to endeavor the compleat Establishment of
Purity and Unity in the Church of God than they
have: They do therefore require all Ministers and
Elders, that they be careful to walk with Understanding in the House of God; that, by Example,
Exhortations, and Admonitions, they endeavonr to
build up the People of the Lord in Love; that, with
Humility and Meekness of Spirit, they adorn their
Holy Profession, and win Souls to the Love of the
Truth; that they be diligent and faithful in the Work,
as those that must give an Account: And where gross
Ignorance or notorious Scandal shall appear, for the
Remedy thereof, and to prevent the Evils that may
come thereby, the Lords and Commons do Ordain,
and it is hereby Ordained, That the several Elderships respectively, within their respective Bounds and
Limits, have Power to suspend from the Sacrament
of the Lord's Supper, all ignorant and scandalous
Persons, within the Rules hereafter following, and according to the said Rules and Directions:
"Rules and Directions concerning Suspension from
the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, in Case
"1. All such Persons who shall be admitted to the
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper ought to know, that
there is a God; that there is but One Ever-living
and True God, Maker of Heaven and Earth, and
Governor of all Things; that this only True God is
the God whom we worship; that this God is but One,
yet Three distinct Persons, the Father, Son, and
Holy Ghost, all equally God.
"2. That God created Man after His own Image,
in Knowledge, Righteousness, and true Holiness;
that by One Man Sin entered into the World, and
Death by Sin, and so Death passed upon all Men, for
that all have sinned; that thereby they are all dead
in Trespasses and Sins, and are by Nature the Children
of Wrath, and so liable to Eternal Death, the Wages
of every Sin.
3. That there is but One Mediator between God
and Man, the Man Christ Jesus, who is also over
all, God blessed for ever, neither is there Salvation in
any other; that He was conceived by the Holy
Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary; that He died
upon the Cross, to save His People from their Sins;
that He rose again the Third Day from the Dead,
ascended into Heaven, sits at the Right Hand of God,
and makes continual Intercession for us, of whose
Fulness we receive all Grace necessary to Salvation.
"4. That Christ and His Benefits are applied only
by Faith; that Faith is the Gift of God; and that
we have it not of ourselves, but it is wrought in us
by the Word and Spirit of God.
"That Faith is that Grace, whereby we believe and
trust in Christ for Remission of Sins and Life Everlasting, according to the Promise of the Gospel, That
whosoever believes not on the Son of God shall not
see Life, but shall perish eternally.
"That they who truly repent of their Sins, do see
them, sorrow for them, and turn from them to the
Lord; and that, except Men repent, they shall surely
"That a godly Life is conscionably ordered, according to the Word of God, in Holiness and Righteousness, without which no Man shall see God.
"That the Sacraments are Seals of the Covenant of
Grace in the Blood of Christ; that the Sacraments
of the New Testament are Baptism and the Lord's
Supper; that the outward Elements in the Lord's
Supper are Bread and Wine, and do signify the Body
and Blood of Christ crucified, which the worthy
Receiver by Faith doth partake of in this Sacrament,
which Christ hath likewise ordained for a Remembrance of His Death; that whosoever eats and drinks
unworthily, is guilty of the Body and Blood of the
Lord; and therefore that every One is to examine
himself, lest he eat and drink Judgement to himself,
not discerning the Lord's Body.
"That the Souls of the Faithful after Death do immediately live with Christ in Blessedness; and that
the Souls of the Wicked do immediately go into Hell
"That there shall be a Resurrection of the Bodies
both of the Just and Unjust, at the Last Day; at
which Time all shall appear before the Judgement
Seat of Christ, to receive according to what they
have done in the Body, whether it be Good or Evil;
and that the Righteous shall go into Life Eternal,
and the Wicked into Everlasting Punishment.
"And it is further Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, That those who have a competent Measure of
Understanding concerning the Matters contained in
these Articles shall not be kept back from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper for Ignorance; and
that the Examination and Judgement of such Persons
as shall, for their Ignorance of the aforesaid Points
of Religion, not be admitted to the Sacrament of the
Lord's Supper, is to be in the Power of the Eldership
of every Congregation.
"Rules and Directions concerning Suspension from
the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, in
Cases of Scandal.
"The several and respective Elderships shall have
Power to suspend from the Sacrament of the Lord's
Supper all scandalous Persons hereafter mentioned,
appearing to be such upon just Proof thereof made,
in such Manner as is by this present Ordinance hereafter appointed, and not otherwise, until it be otherwise declared, by both Houses of Parliament, how
notoriously-scandalous Persons, other than such as
are herein expressed, shall be kept from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper; that is to say, all Persons that shall blasphemously speak or write any Thing
of God, His Holy Word or Sacraments; an incestuous Person; an Adulterer; a Fornicator; a Drunkard;
a prophane Swearer or Curser; one that hath taken
away the Life of any Person maliciously; all Worshipers of Images, Crosses, Crucifixes, or Relics; all
that shall make any Images of the Trinity, or of
any Person thereof; all Religious Worshipers of
Saints, Angels, or any meer Creature; any Person that
shall profess himself not to be in Charity with his
Neighbour; any Person that shall challenge any other
Person, by Word, Message, or Writing, to fight, or
that shall accept such Challenge, and agree thereto;
any Person that shall knowingly carry any such Challenge, by Word, Message, or Writing; any Person
that shall, upon the Lord's-day, use any Dancing,
playing at Dice or Cards, or any other Game, Masking, Wake, Shooting, Bowling, playing at Foot-ball or
Stool-ball, Wrestling; or that shall make or resort unto
any Plays, Interludes, Fencing, Bull-baiting, or Bearbaiting; or that shall use Hawking, Hunting, or Coursing, Fishing, or Fowling; or that shall publicly expose
any Wares to Sale, otherwise than as is provided by
an Ordinance of Parliament of the 6 of April, 1644;
any Person that shall travel upon the Lord's-day without reasonable Cause; any Person that keepeth a
known Stews or Brothel-house, or that shall solicit
the Chastity of any Person for himself or any other;
any Person, Father or Mother, that shall consent to
the Marriage of their Child to a Papist, or any Person
that shall marry a Papist; any Person that shall repair for any Advice unto any Witch, Wizzard, or
Fortune-teller; any Person that shall assault his Parents, or any Magistrate, Minister, or Elder, in the
Execution of his Office; any Person that shall be
legally attainted of Barretry, Forgery, Extortion, or
Bribery: And the several and respective Elderships
shall have Power likewise to suspend from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper all Ministers that shall
be duly proved to be guilty of any of the Crimes
aforesaid, from giving or receiving the Sacrament of
the Lord's Supper.
"And it is further Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, That the Eldership of every Congregation shall
have Power to examine any Person complained of for
any Matter of Scandal aforesaid; and, upon Confession of the Party before the Eldership to have
committed such an Offence, to suspend any such Person from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. The
Eldership of every Congregation shall examine upon
Oath such Witnesses as shall be produced before them,
either for the acquitting or condemning of the Party
accused of any of the scandalous Crimes aforesaid,
not Capital. The Eldership of every Congregation
shall judge the Matter of Scandal aforesaid, being not
Capital, upon the Testimony of Two credible Witnesses at the least. Satisfaction shall be given to the
Eldership of every Congregation, by sufficient Manifestation of the Offender's Repentance, before a
Person lawfully convicted of such Matters of Scandal
as aforesaid, and thereupon suspended from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, be admitted thereunto. If any Person suspended from the Lord's
Supper shall find himself grieved with the Proceedings before the Eldership of any Congregation, he
shall have Liberty to appeal to the Classical Eldership, and from them to the Provincial Assembly, from
thence to the National, and from thence to the Parliament.
"And be it further Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons, That the several and respective Elderships,
in their several respective Proceedings, shall observe
these ensuing Cautions:
"Caution 1. That Cognizance and Examination of
any Capital Offence shall be by the Magistrate thereunto appointed by the Law of the Kingdom, who if he
shall commit the Party questioned to Prison, or secure
him or her by Bail, he shall thereof make a Certificate
unto the Eldership of the Congregation where he or
she did last reside, or to any other neighbouring
Eldership, who shall thereupon have Power to suspend the Party from the Sacrament of the Lord's
"2. The Presbytery, or Eldership, shall not have
Cognizance of any Thing, wherein any Matter of
Payment, Contract, or Demand, is concerned; or of
any Matter of Conveyance, Title, Interest, or Property in Lands or Goods.
"3. No Use shall be made of any Confession or
Proof made before the Eldership, at any Trial at Law
of any Person for any Offence.
"And it is further Ordained, That the Members
of both Houses that now are Members of the Assembly of Divines, or any Seven of them, be a
Standing Committee of both Houses of Parliament,
to consider of Causes of Suspension from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, not contained in this
Ordinance; unto which Committee any Eldership
shall present such Causes, to the End that the Parliament, if Need require, may hear and determine the
same: That if any other notorious and scandalous Sins,
besides those nominated in this Ordinance, which may
be conceived to be a Cause to suspend from the Lord's
Supper, shall be certified to any Classis, either from
any Congregational Eldership, or otherwise, which
the said Classis shall think fit to present to the Standing Committee of Parliament, that the said Classis
shall present the same to the said Committee, to the
End that the Parliament, if Need require, may hear
and determine the same."
(fn. *) "Die Veneris, 26 Sep. 1645.
Tryers for the Elders, in the Classis of the Province of London.
"A List of the Names of such Persons as shall be,
and are hereby Ordained to be, Tryers and
Judges of the Integrity and Ability of such
as are to be chosen Elders, in the Twelve
Classis within the Province of London, and of
the Dueness of their Election, according to
such Rules and Directions as have formerly
passed both Houses in that Behalf.
|"The First Classis.|
Doctor William Gouge, of Blackfriers.
Mr. George Walker, of John Evangelist.
Mr. Lazarus Seaman, of Alhallowes in Breadstreete.
Mr. Richard Browne Esquire, of Blackfriers.
Mr. Richard Turner Senior, of Austine's Parish.
Mr. William Kendall, of Alhallowes in Breadstreete.
John Clarke, Doctor of Physic, of Martin's Ludgate.
Mr. Tho. Steines, of Mildred in Breadstreet.
Mr. Christopher Merideth, of Faith's.
|"The Second Classis.|
Mr. William Reyner, of John Baptist's.
Mr. Charles Ofspring, of Antholin's.
Mr. William Thomas, of Pancras Soper-lane.
Mr. Alex. Jones, of John Baptist's.
Mr. Ralph Triplet, of Nicholas Cole-abby.
Mr. Thomas Coffin, of Michael Royall.
Mr. James Hayes, of Bennet Sheer-hogge.
Mr. John Cock, of James Garlick-hith.
Mr. Phillip Owen, of Mary Magdaline's Old Fishstreete.
|"The Third Classis.|
Mr. Humphery Chambers, of Stephen's Walbrooke.
Mr. John Rawlinson, of Mary Abchurch.
Mr. John Cardell, of Alhallowes Lumbardstreete.
Mr. John Warner Alderman, of Stephen's Walbrooke.
Mr. Robert Sweet, of Mary Woolnoth.
Mr. Michael Herring, of Mary Woolchurch.
Mr. Richard Young, of Alhallowe's Lumbardstreete.
Mr. Richard Warmer, of Mary Abchurch.
Mr. Robert Meade, of Laurence Pountney.
|"The Fourth Classis.|
Mr. John Lee, of Mary on the Hill.
Mr. Joseph Carrill, of Magnus.
Mr. Fulk Bellers, of Michael Cornehill.
Mr. James Bunce Alderman, of Bennet Grace Church.
Mr. Edward Hooker, of Mary on the Hill.
Mr. John Bellamy, of Michael Cornehill.
Mr. John Gase, of Andrew in Hubbert.
Mr. John Hatler, of Magnes.
Mr. William Bramwitch, of Peter's Cornehill.
|The Fifth Classis.|
Mr. John Conant, of Botolph Aldersgate.
Mr. Anthony Tuckney, of Michael at Corne. alias Querne.
Mr. Simon Ashe, of Bride's.
Sir John Wollastone Knight, of John Zacharies.
Mr. Edward Honywood, of Michael at Corne, alias
Mr. William Hart, of Christchurch.
Mr. John Johnson, of Botolph Aldersgate.
Mr. Richard Flood, of Peter's Cheape.
Mr. John Sherman, of Anne Aldersgate.
|"The Sixth Classis.|
"Mr. Edmund Calamy, of Mary Aldermanbury.
Mr. John Arrowsmith, of Martin's Iremonger Lane.
Mr. Arthur Jackson, of Michael's Woodstreete.
Mr. Walter Boothbey, of Mary Aldemanbury.
Mr. William Webb, of Martin's Iremonger Lane.
Mr. William Bisby, of Laurence Jury.
"Mr. Thomas Bregstwell,
Mr. Robert Manwaring,
Mr. Laurence Brinley, of Mary Magdalen's Milkstreete.
|"The Seventh Classis.|
Mr. Robert Harris, of Botolph Bishopsgate.
Mr. Samuell Clarke, of Bennet Fynk.
"Mr. Charles Newton,
of Michael Basingshaw.
"Mr. Leonard Cooke,
Mr. Christopher Packe, of Michael Basingshaw.
Mr. James Russell, of Stephen's Coleman Street.
Mr. William Williamson, of Christopher's.
Mr. Robert Launt, of Peter's Poore.
Mr. James Story, of Bennet Fynk.
Mr. Samuel Harsnet, of Bartholomew Exchange.
|"The Eighth Classis.|
|Mr. William Spurstow, of Hackney.
|Mr. Thomas Porter, of Katherine Creed Church.
|Mr. Elidad Blackwell, of Andrew Undershaft.|
"Sir David Watkins Knight,
||of Andrew Undershaft.|
|"Mr. John Smith,
|Mr. George Clarke, of Hackney.
|Mr. Richard Shute, of Cree Church.
|Mr. Alexander Bence, of Algate.
|Mr. Thomas Hutchins, of Hellens.|
|"The Ninth Classis.|
|Mr. Thomas Clandon, of Alhollowes Barking.
|Mr. Thomas Valentine, of Mary Whitechurch.
|Mr. Thomas Carter, of Olaves Hart-street.|
|Sir Edward Harrington Knight, of Olives Hartstreet.
|Mr. Francis West, Lieutenant of The Tower.
|Mr. Edmund Trench, of Alhallowes Staining.|
"Mr. Maurice Thomptson,
||of Dunstan's East.|
|"Mr. Stafford Clare,
Mr. Salomon Smith, of Katherine Tower.|
|"The Tenth Classis.|
|Mr. Thomas Gattaker, of Rotherhithe.
|Mr. Jeremy Whitaker, of Mary Magdalen Bermonsey.
|Mr. Samuel Bolton, of Mary Overy.|
|Mr. Thomas Hudson, of George's Southwarke.|
"Mr. George Snelling,
||of Olaves Southwarke.|
|"Mr. Robert Haughton,|
|"Mr. George Thompson,
|Mr. Daniel Santon, of Mary Overy.
|Mr. Henry Helmer, of Mary Magdalen Bermonsey.|
|"The Eleventh Classis.|
|Mr. Harbert Palmer, of Newchurch Westminster.
|Mr. Richard Vines, of Clement's Danes.
|Mr. Henry Cornish, of Giles in the Fields.
|Mr. Cawdry, of Martin's in the Fields.
|Mr. Gibson, of Margaret's Westminster.|
|"Sir William Ashton,
|"Mr. John Packer,|
|"Mr. Thomas Fauconbridg,|
|"Mr. Laurence Swetnam,|
|"Mr. John Brigham,|
|"Mr. George Pryn,|
|"Mr. Edward Martin,|
|"Mr. James Prince,
||of Clement Danes.|
|"Mr. Silvanus Taylor,
|Mr. Walter Biggs, of Giles in the Fields.
|Mr. Edward Carter, of Covent Garden.|
|"The Twelfth Classis.|
|Mr. Obadiah Sedgswick, of Andrew's Holborne.
|Mr. Immanuel Bourne, of Sepulchre's.
|Mr. Andrew Perne, of Dunston's West.|
"Mr. Roger Drake, Doctor of Physic,
||of Andrew's Holborne.|
Mr. William Jesop,
"Mr. Thomas Smith,
Mr. Nathaniel Camfield,|
"Mr. William Ball,
||of Dunston's West.|
"Mr. Francis Allen,
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That in all these Twelve Classes,
that which shall be done by the major Part of the
Tryers that be present (not being under the Number
of Seven in each Classis) shall be esteemed as the
Act of all the Tryers of that Classis.
"Resolved, &c. That all the Members of the House
of Commons shall be Tryers within that Classis
whereof the Parish wherein they live is a Part.
"Resolved, &c. That the Peers, and Assistants of
the House of Peers, shall be Tryers within that
Classis whereof the Parish wherein they live is a
"Die Martis, 14 Octob. 1645.
Tryers of the Classis of the Elders of The Serjeants Inns.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Doctor William Gouge, Andrew
Perne, Minister of Dunston's West, Samuel Browne
Esquire, Edmund Prideaux Esquire, William Ellys
Esquire, William Prynne Esquire, shall be Tryers and
Judges of such Persons as shall be chosen to be
Elders for the Classis of the Two Sergeants Innes."
Die Lunæ, 20 October, 1645.
"Ordered, by the Lords assembled in Parliament,
That the Ordinance, Rules, and Direction, concerning Suspension from the Lord's Supper, with the
Names of the Ministers and others to try the Elders,
be forthwith printed and published.
"Joh. Brown, Cler. Parliamentorum."