Die Jovis, 3 Decembr. 1640.
THE humble Petition of Alexander Calandria, refered to the Committee for Dr. Leighton's Petition.
Tomson's, &c. Petitions.
The humble Petitions of Dr. Tomson, and Mrs. Kirby,
and others, read:
Mr. Ellis, Mr. Palmer, Sir Jo. Hotham, Sir Jo. Wray,
Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Edw. Aiskew, Sir Peter Hayman, Ld.
Fairefax, Sir Edm. Mountfort, Mr. Hatcher, Sir Jo. Culpepper, Mr. Cage, Sir Ph. Parker, Mr. Partridg, Sir Tho.
Middleton, Mr. Noell, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Glyn, Sir Tho.
Widrington, Mr. Owfield, Mr. Upton, Mr. Reignolds, Sir
A. Ingram, Sir H. Anderson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Fines,
Mr. Peard, Mr. Nicholls, Mr. Potts, Mr. Cromwell, Sir
Nath. Barnardiston, Mr. Lee;
This Committee is to take into Consideration the Petitions of Dr. Tomson, Mrs. Margaret Kirby, &c; and to
report the State of them to the House; and has Power to
send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, or anything
else, that may conduce to the Business; and are to meet
To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the
Court of Chancery.
Petition against Serj. Hide.
There was much Debate, upon the Report made by
Sir Fr. Seymour, from the Committee appointed to consider of the Petition, exhibited by the Town of Salisbury,
against Serjeant Hide: But, at length, it was resolved, upon
the Question, that the whole Business should be laid aside
till another time.
Ordered, Thatan Order be sent from this House, to all
the Justices of Peace of Westminster, London, and Middlesex, requiring and enjoining them, to command the
Church-wardens and other Officers, of the several Parishes within their Precincts, to present unto them the
said Justices the Names of the several Recusants, within
their Parishes; that they may be proceeded against with
Effect, according to Law, at the next Sessions, notwithstanding any Inhibition or Restraint.
Resolved, upon the Question, That * Hale, Bailiff
of Tewxborough, formerly sent for, as a Delinquent, by
the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, and now in
the Serjeant's Custody, shall forthwith be discharged from
any farther Restraint or Imprisonment.
The Serjeant at Arms has Leave given him by this
House, to take Bail of these several Delinquents now in his
Custody, viz. Rich. Kilvert, Peter Wood, Dr. Cosins, Dr.
Lafield, Alderman Abell, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Conradus, Mr.
Hoth, Sir H. Spiller, and Jo. Moore, after he has first
presented the Names of their several Bails to the House,
and the Sums they are to be bound in, and that the
House has allowed of them.
Impeachment of E. of Straford.
A Message brought from the Lords, by my Lord Chief
Justice Litleton, and Judge Bartley;
That, according to a Desire of this House, by a late
Message, they have deputed certain of their Members to
take the Examinations of Witnesses, in the Cause of the
Earl of Straford; which they will be ready to perform, in
the Presence of such Members of this House, as shall be
deputed for that Purpose.
The humble Petition of Mr. H. Burton, read.
Attendance of Secretary Windebank.
A present Intimation was given to Mr. Secretary Windebank, that he might come hither presently; if it might
stand with his Majesty's Occasions.
Answer was brought, that, upon his Majesty's Occasions, he sat up all last Night, and was newly gone to
Bed; yet, if the House would command him, he would
presently come: But there was Order given, that the
like Intimation might be given him to be To-morrow
Morning by Eight of Clock.
The humble Petition of Mr. Wm. Pryn, late Exile, and
close Prisoner in the Isle of Jersey, being read: he was
called in; [and did] avow his Petition.
The humble Petition of Calvin Bruen, Mercer of the
City of Chester, read; and he, called in, did avow his
Leigh's &c. Petitions.
The humble Petition of Peter Leigh, of the City of
Chester, Grocer, and Rich. Golborne, of Chester aforesaid,
Gentleman, was read; and they were called in, and did
avow their Petitions.
The humble Petition of Nath. Wickins, Servant to Mr.
Wm. Pryn, was read; and he, called in, did avow his Petition.
Star-chamber and High Commission Courts.
Mr. Hollys, Mr. Fines, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Nicholls,
Sir H. Rainsford, Mr. Hampden, Ld. Dungarcon, Mr.
Noell, Sir Peter Hayman, Mr. Weston, Mr. Partridg, Sir
Wm. Brereton, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Sir Edm. Montfort, Sir
Tho. Barrington, Sir Ed. Varney, Mr. Broxam, Sir Tho.
Hutchinson, Sir W. Erle, Sir Jo. Hotham, Ld. Russell,
Mr. Cage, Mr. Capell, Sir A. Haselrigg, Ld. Digby, Sir
Fred. Cornewallys, Mr. Selden, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Pimme,
Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Mr. Bagshaw, Mr. Digby, Mr. St.
Johns, Mr. Whistler, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. White, Mr.
Peard, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Kirton, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Tho. Middleton, Sir M. Fleetewood, Mr. Stapeley, Mr. Willmott, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Upton,
Mr. T. Coke, Mr. Crew, Sir H. Anderson, Ld. Herbert,
Mr. Corbett, Mr. Cronwell, Mr. Shuttleworth, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Sir Jo. Culpepper, Sir Simonds D'Ewes,
Mr. Rigby, Sir A. Irby, Ld. Wenman, Mr. Rivers;
This Committee is to take into Consideration the Petitions of Mr. Pryn, Mr. Burton, Nath Wickins Mr. Pryn's
Servant, Calvin Bruen, and Peter Leigh, and * Golborne, of Chester: and have Power to receive all Petitions
of the like Nature; and are to consider of the Jurisdiction
of the High Commission Court of Canterbury and Yorke;
and of the several Abuses committed in those Courts, or
by any Judges or Officers of those Courts; and of the Jurisdiction of the Courts of Star-chamber; And have Power
to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, or any
thing else that many conduce to the Business; and to
assign and hear Counsel: And are to meet To-morrow in
the Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Ordered, That the particular Grievances of Leicestershire, concerning military Charges, be referred to the
Consideration of That Committee, that is appointed for
Mr. Fant's Petition.
The Committee, for my Lord Montnorris his Petition,
is ordered to sit this Afternoon.
E. of Kildare.
Ordered, That the Earl of Kildare's Petition, presented
to the Grand Committee for Irish Affairs, be referred to
the Sub-committee for those Affairs.