DIE Jovis, videlicet, 10 die Decembris.
Witnesses sworn in the E of Strafford's Cause
This Day were sworn these Witnesses, in causa Comitis Strafford: videlicet,
Sir David Foules.
James Mallevorey, Esquire.
Sir Henry Garrawaye.
Tho. Wiseman, Esquire.
And afterwards the Lord Keeper gave them a Command from the House for Secrecy, as formerly was
given to other Witnesses; and they were appointed to
attend the Lords deputed this Afternoon, at Three
o'Clock, to be examined.
Bp of Peterborough excused.
Lord Bishop of Peterbourough excused for being absent.
Mr. Poole, &c questioned concerning the Riot in the Church of Halstead.
After this, Mr. Etheridge, Minister, and Mr. Carter,
the Curate, and William Till, Clerk of the Parish, Ben.
Parsons, Tho. Chadwick, were examined at the Bar,
concerning the Riot lately committed in the Church of
Halsteed, in the County of Essex; as striking the Book
of Common-Prayer out of the Curate's Hand, as he was
baptizing a Child at the Fount, and kicking it up and
down the Church, and for taking the Clerk by the
Throat, forcing him to deliver unto them the Hood and
Surplice, which they immediately rent and tore in
Pieces; and other Misdemeanours and Outrages were
committed in the said Church, on Simon and Jude's Day
last, in Divine Service, by Jonathan Poole and Grace
his Wife, Robert Haward, Barbary Rogers, Wife of
William Rogers, John Sage, and Mary his Wife, Peter
Redall, William Rich; and because it was alledged that
some of the chief Actors in this Riot are sled, and absent themselves, that they cannot be found; therefore
this House doth Order, That the Lord Lieutenants of
the said (fn. †) County do command the Deputy Lieutenants,
and the Justices of Peace near adjoining, to take the
best Care they can for the apprehending these Delinquents, and to give an Account to this House; and it
was further Ordered, That the Witnesses that appeared
here this Day may go down again into the Country, and
come up again when there is further Occasion to use
their Testimonies; and further Ordered, That John
Sage be sent for, as (fn. ‡) a Delinquent.
Memorandum, That Mr. Carter, the Curate, was appointed to set down, in Writing under his own Hand,
that which he testified this Day at the Bar, concerning
this Business, and deliver it to the Clerk.
L. Audley's Petition versus
The Petition of James Lord Awdley, Earl of Castlehaven, was read, to this Effect:
"That he might be restored to the Manor of Founthill, with Damages; which Manor is now in the Possession of the Lord Cottington, by Purchase," etc.
E. of Essex.
L. Bp. of Durham.
L. Bp. of Lincolne.
|L. Bp. of Exon.
L. Bp. of Carlile.
Mr. Justice Reeves,
Mr. Serjeant Whitfield,
To meet, they or any Five of them, upon Monday
next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in
the Painted Chamber.
Witnesses sworn in the E of Strafford's Cause.
More Witnesses sworn in causa Comitis Strafford.
L. Awdley, and
|Sworn at the Clerk's Table; Lord Keeper reading the Oath.
Henry Percey, Esquire, sworn at the Bar; the Clerk
reading the Oath.
Afterwards the Lord Keeper gave them a Command
from the House for Secrecy, as formerly was given
to others, and to attend here at Three o'Clock this
Afternoon, to be examined before the Deputed Lords.
Order for searching of Trunks going to Chester, for Ireland, supposed to be the E of Strafford's.
The House was moved, That one Henry Manwaring,
Searcher for the City of Chester, hath informed that
there are divers Chests and Trunks sent down to Chester,
to be shipped for Ireland, the said Manwaring being
called in, said, That one Robinson, of Bosome's Inn, told
him that there were Three Chests, or Trunks, very
heavy, sent down, directed to one William Sutton, of
Chester, and were to be sent over into Ireland; but they
were not yet come to Chester: Whereupon it was Ordered by this House, That the Chests be searched by
Two discreet Persons, such as the Lord Chamberlain of
Chester (viz. the Lord Strange) shall appoint, whereof
the Mayor of Chester to be one; and that Mr. Raylton,
Solicitor to the Earl of Strafford, do acquaint the said
Earl of Strafford, and to send some Person by him appointed, to be there at the same Time, with the Keys:
And if, upon Search, any Money or Papers be found in
the said Chests or Trunks, then the Money and Papers
are to be stayed until further Directions from this House;
else they are to be let go.
Inhabitants of Banbury's Petition versus Mr Howes their Vicar.
The Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Banbury, was read, to this Effect. That John Howes, Vicar
of Banbury, hath shewed himself to be a Person ill-affected to the State; for, upon the 5th of November
1639, though he had the Statute-Book sent to him by
the Churchwardens, and was desired to read the Statute
appointed to be read that Day, to keep thankfully in
Memory the great Deliverance from the Powder Plot, he
refused to read the same; nor would he, upon the last
5th of November, read these Words in the Prayer appointed to be read that Day, viz. whose Religion is Rebellion, and whose Faith is Faction; nor keep the Fast
appointed at the last Parliament. Besides, he hath cast
out Aspersions upon some of the Nobility, saying, in the
Hearing of divers, That some of the Lords promised to
aid the Scots, when they should come into England; but,
now they were come, durst not be seen in it.
Mr Howes sent for.
Whereupon it was Ordered, The said John Howes
is to be sent for by the Serjeant at Arms, and brought
before their Lordships To-morrow Morning, to answer
It was moved, That it may be considered by what
Right the aforesaid John Howes was presented to the
Vicarage of Banbury; whereupon it was thought fit to
be committed to these Lords following. videlicet,
Committee for this Business.
E of Bath.
E. of Warwick.
E. of Bristoll.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
L. Bp. of Co. et Litchfeld.
L. Bp. of Exon.
|L. Bp. of Carlile.
L. Bp. of Bristoll.
Ds. Willoughby de Earsby.
Lord Chief Justice Brampston, and
To meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two
o'Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 11m diem instantis Decembris, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.