Die Sabbati, 23 Aprilis, 1642.
One per Cent. Duty.
SIR H. Vane reports from the Committee appointed
to consider of the State of One per Cent.
And, after the House had considered of this Report,
it was as followeth;
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Tenth Part, over
and above the Subsidy to be now settled in the New Book
of Rates, by Parliament, shall be collected upon all Goods
imported and exported; that is, upon every Ten Shillings, Twelve-pence; and so upon all other Sums that
are to be collected by virtue of this Act: The which
Sums of Money, so to be collected, are to be employed
for the Suppression of all Pirates, and for the Relief and
Redemption of English Captives.
Resolved, upon the Question, That an Act of Parliament shall be prepared, to continue for Three Years,
from the Time of his Majesty's Royal Assent given; and
a Clause in this Bill to repeal the former.
Resolved, &c. That this Collection shall commence
from the Second of May next.
Resolved, &c. That all Monies, already collected by
virtue of the present Act of One per Cent. now in Force,
shall be restored by the Collectors to the Parties interested: And whatsoever Bonds have been entered into,
by virtue of the said Act, shall be likewise cancelled and
restored, as soon as this Act shall be passed.
Turkish Pirates, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Walther Erle do acquaint the Lord
Admiral of the Information given to this House, of the
Turkish and Moorish Pirates that are come upon the
Western Coasts: And to desire his Lordship speedily
to set forth to Sea, Ships for Defence of those Coasts.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Pierrepoint has Leave to go into the Country.
Suppressing Pirates, &c.
Mr. Grimston and Mr. Serjeant Cressweld are appointed to prepare a Bill for the Settling of One half
per Cent. upon Goods imported and exported, to be
employed for the Suppression of Pirates, and Relief of
English Captives, according to the Votes of this House;
and to bring it in with all Expedition.
Kirk's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That all the Lawyers of the House, and Mr.
Green, be added to the Committee where Mr. Whittlock
has the Chair, appointed to consider of the Petition preferred to this House, by George Kirk, and Humfrey
Walrond Esquire, and others.
Pension to Prince Elector, &c.
Ordered, That the Pensions formerly assigned to
Prince Elector, Prince Rupert, Prince Maurice, and
Princess Elizabeth, by his Majesty, shall be continued
unto them, and paid according to his Majesty's Assignment, and as the Queen of Bohemia is paid.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
approve of Sir Wm. Ogle, nominated by the Lord Lieutenant, to be Colonel of One Regiment.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whittfield and
The Lords do desire a present Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning some Matters in the First Article of the Reme-
dies sent up from this House to the Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Pym, Mr. Hampden, * Whittlock,
are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Mass in Ambassadors Houses.
Ordered, That a Message shall be sent to the Lords,
to desire their Lordships that a Message may be sent
from both Houses, to the Ambassadors of foreign Princes,
to desire them not to permit any English to come to hear
Mass in either of their Houses.
Committee of Adventurers.
Ordered, That the Committee of Adventurers shall
have a Copy of the State of the Army, according to the
several Lists passed in this House.
||Doctor Browrigge, Master of
|Doctor Warde, Master of Sidney
Jo. White of Dorchester,
Edward Peale, of Compton,
|Batchelors of Divinity,
Stephen Marshall, of Finchefield,
Obediah Segeswicke of Cogshall,
|Batchelors of Divinity,
Ebor. Upon the Question, Whether the House would
allow of Mr. Levett, nominated by the Knights and Burgesses of the County of Yorke, to be One of the Divines
to be consulted with;
|The House was divided.
|The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea, 103.-
|Sir Walth. Erle,
||Tellers for the Noe, 99.
||Mr. Levitt, of Rippon,
|Mr. Mickelthwayte, of Cherryburton,
||Mr. Wm. Mewe, of Estington, B. D.
|Mr. Wm. Dunning, of Coldaston,
||Mr. Thomas Bathurst,
|Mr. Philip Nye,
||Dr. Smith, of Barkeway,
|Dr. Burgesse, of Watforde,
||Mr. John Greene, of Pencombe,
|Mr. Stanley Gower, of Bracton,
||Mr. F. Taylor, Minister of Yalding,
|Mr. Wilson, of Otham.
Judgment against Attorney General.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and
The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that
their Lordships are ready to proceed in Judgment against
Mr. Attorney General, if this House, by their Speaker,
be ready to demand Judgment against him, upon their
Answer returned by the same Messengers; the House
hath taken into Consideration your Message; and hath
resolved to send their Speaker to demand Judgment
Anth. Tuckney, of Boston,
Tho. Coleman, of Blyton, Master of Arts,
||Mr. Charles Herle,
|Mr. Rich. Herrick, Master of Arts, and Warden at Manchester.
* Proceedings * against * Attorney General.
Serjeant Wilde, * Glyn * Peard, * Constantine, *
Vaughan, * Reynolds, Tho. Coke, * Evelyn, * White, *
Pury, * Wentworth, * Hill, * Sandys, Ro. Coke, *
Erle, * Lewis, * Fienis, * Pierrepoint;
This Committee is appointed to consider what Course
is fit to be held, and Judgment upon the Proceedings in
the Lords House against Mr. Attorney, upon the Impeachment of this House: And likewise to consider,
whether the Parties interested in this Accusation, are
any way barred by this Judgment against Mr. Attorney,
from that Reparations they ought to have in this Case:
And likewise to consider of the Bill sent to his Majesty,
concerning them; and his Majesty's Answer unto it:
And are to meet on Monday next, at Two post meridiem,
in the Court of Wards; and so from time to time, as
they shall think most convenient.
Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That the House shall be resolved into a
Committee on Monday Morning, at Nine of Clock peremptorily, to take into Consideration the Bill of Tonage
and Poundage: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House
in mind of this Order.
Payment for Intelligence.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Wheeler shall
pay unto the Gentlemen employed by the Lord Admiral
to make Discoveries upon the Coasts of France, whereof
Report was formerly made to this House, Fifty Pounds:
And that Sir H. Vane shall return Thanks to the Lord
Admiral for his Care of the Commonwealth herein: And
that this Order shall be a sufficient Discharge to Mr.
Wheeler, for the Payment hereof, without any particular
That Sir Walth. Erle do go to the Lords, at the next
Sitting, to know what is become of Colonel Billing,
whom their Lordships have sent for, as this House is
Lansmonier, a Priest.
Whereas Mr. Speaker received this Day a Letter from
the Mayor of Portesmouth, that one Lansmonier, a Priest,
and Servant to the French Ambassador, came thither to
baptize the Child of one Mr. Bardow, a Recusant, and
pretended Servant to the Queen's Majesty; who confesseth he did baptize the said Child, in the House of
the said Bardow, the Eighteenth of April, 1642; and
confesseth to have taken the Orders of Priesthood in
France; and is apprehended, and now in Custody: The
House thinks fit to leave the said Lansmonier to his Trial
Ordered, That the Declaration eoncerning the Petition
framed at Maidston, this Day presented from the Committee appointed to prepare such a Declaration, be recommitted to the same Committee.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
Irish Affairs, to furnish the Lord Cromwell with so much
Monies as may raise Five and Twenty Horses, at the
Rate of Twelve Pounds a Horse [a].
Apprehending suspicious Persons.
Ordered, That Sir Gilb. Gerard, Sir Jo. Franklyn, and
Mr. Whittacres, do issue forth their Warrant for Apprehending of a Priest, and such other suspicious Persons
as they shall be informed of by Sir Wm. Erle: And to
make Search for Letters, and other Things, that may
concern the Safety of Ireland.
Ld. Delvyn; &c.
Whereas the Earl of Westmeathe, Grandchild ..: the
Lord Delvyn, and his Company, have been detained ever
since Christmas in Custody, at Beumorris in Wales: And
though the House hath thought fit to have them sent for
up, yet, in regard of the Sums of Money they are indebted in the Places where they are detained, they have
not yet been brought up: Therefore Ordered, That it be
referred to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs, to take
this Matter speedily into Consideration; and to write to
the Earl of Westmeath, or to recommend it to the Lords
Justices of Ireland, to speak with the Earl of Westmeath,
to discharge these Debts: Or that the Commissioners
do take such further Course herein as shall be thought fit;
to the End the said Persons may be brought up hither.
The Serjeant's Return of his Answer upon his Warrant:
Sir Henry Compton Knight, Sir Wm. Foord Knight,
Thomas Jones, Edmond Windham, Esquires; bailed.
Sir Bazill Brook, in Custody.
Sir John Hales Knight, Fitzwilliam Conisby; ready to
attend the House upon Command.
Sir Nicholas Fortescue Knight, Sir James Bugge Knight,
George Gage Esquire, Tho. Russell Esquire, Franc. Towneley; dead.
Sir Richard Weston Knight, Sir Edw. Stradling Knight,
Bainham Vaughan Esquire, Beverly Britton Esquire, Jo.
Gifford Esquire, Franc. Plowden Esquire; cannot be
found by him: And reports they are fled, or keep themselves close from Arrests.
Whereas the Soapers of Westminster have been heard
by their Counsel; and, after a Report made to this
House of the whole Cause, whereupon they have been
voted Delinquents; and a Warrant, directed to the Serjeant attending this House, to arrest the said Persons;
who hath returned his Answer, That Sir Richard Weston
Knight, Francis Plowden and Beverley Britton Esquires,
are fled beyond the Seas; And that Sir Edward Stradling
Knight, John Giffard, Baynham Vaughan and George
Vaughan, Esquires, are not to be found by him;
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Bill shall be
proceeded on against the said Persons, without any further Notice, or Summons, to be given unto them in that
Resolved, &c. That Sir Henry Compton Knight, Sir
Wm. Foord Knight, Thomas Jones and Edmond Windham
Esquire, being bailed; Sir Basill Brooke, being bailed;
Sir John Hales Knight, Sir Fitzwilliam Conisby, being
ready to attend this House; shall be heard by the Committee, before the Bill pass against them, if they shall
within One Week, desire the same.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee shall present the
Names of the Heirs and Executors of such of the Company of Soapboilers of Westminster as are since deceased;
and of the Names of such Heirs and Executors, that
since the Decease of the Executors, have received any
Shares; and their Opinion what is fit to be done herein.
Resolved, &c. That the Names of the Lord of Valentia, Sir Thomas Glemham, and Wintour Grant, shall
be put into the Bill concerning the Soapboilers: And
that they shall have the Advantage of the Order of this
House to be heard, if they do desire it.