Die Martis, 16 Martii, 1640.
Petition from Sutton, &c.
ORDERED, That the Petition of the Inhabitants
of Sutton, Lutton, St. James, and St. Edmunds, in the
County of Lincolne, being about Three thousand Persons,
be referred to the Consideration of that Committee for
the Fens, where Mr. Ellis has the Chair.
Contempt of Summons.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Winckford, Register of the
County of Essex, be sent for, as a Delinquent, by the
Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, to answer his
Contempt, in not appearing before the Committee of
* *, being twice summoned to appear, by Two several
Warrants under the Hand of Mr. Pelham, who has the
Chair at that Committee.
1 vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning the Borough
Committee to meet.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Ministers Remonstrance, now sine die, do meet this Afternoon, at Two
of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Reformation of
Pluralities and Nonresidencies; upon Question, committed unto the same Committee as the Bill against the
Pluralities of Spiritual Promotions is committed; and
they are to meet on Thursday next in the Afternoon, at
Two of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
1 vice lecta est Billa, An Act of Confirmation of the
Four Subsidies granted this Parliament.
Cosens', &c. Impeachment.
Sir Arth. Ingram is appointed to go up with this Message to the Lords; to desire a Conference, by a Committee
of both Houses, so soon as shall stand with their Lordships Conveniency, touching the Transmitting of the
Charge against Dr. Cosens, and others.
Mr. Rowse and Mr. Potts are to go up with this Charge,
and to manage this Conference.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act of Confirmation of the
Four Subsidies granted this Session of Parliament; upon
Question, committed unto the Committee appointed for
those Four Subsidies; and they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Mr. Young is added to this Committee.
It is likewise Ordered, That it be referred to this Committee, to consider of some Way of amending such Defaults as are happened in the Omission of the Commissioners Names of the Counties of Bucks and Gloucester.
Star-chamber, &c. Jurisdiction.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Star-chamber do
prepare a Bill, or several Bills, concerning the Jurisdiction
of the Court of Star-chamber, the Council-board, and
the High Commission Court; that they may be ready to
go up with the Bill of the Two Subsidies.
Proceedings in Parliament.
Ordered, That, on Friday come Sevennight, the House
take into Debate the Consideration of regulating the Proceedings in Parliament in general: And Mr. Speaker is
required to put the House in mind of this Order.
Captives at Algiers.
Ordered, That the Petition of Mr. James Frizell,
Consul of Algiers, in the Name of himself, and others
poor Captives referred from the King to the Parliament, be referred to the Committee for Algiers.
Ordered, That these following be added to the Committee for the Popish Hierarchy; viz. Sir H. Anderson,
Sir Tho. Middleton, Mr. Martin, Sir Rich. Buller, Mr.
Rolles, Sir Geo. Stonehowse, Mr. Dunch, Mr. Vane, Mr.
Hussey, Mr. Ja. Fines, Sir Tho. Parker, Sir Jo. Coke,
Ld. Ruthyn, Sir Arth. Haselrigg, Sir Edm. Vowell, Mr.
Fountaine, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Goodwyn, Sir Martin
Lumley, Mr. Morley, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Darley, Mr.
Kirby, Sir H. Vane, Sir Jo. Corbett: They are to meet
this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of
Whereas Thursday come Three Weeks was, by an
Order made on Saturday last, appointed for hearing the
Cause concerning the Worcestershire Election, at the
Committee for Sir Lewis Dive, where Mr. Constantin
has the Chair; it is this Day ordered, that the Hearing
of that Cause be not till Friday come Month.
Conference agreed to.
Sir Arth. Ingram brings Answer of the Message; that
the Lords will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Trial of Earl of Straford.
Mr. Whittlock reports from the Committee for the
Earl of Straford; That whereas the House of Commons
have formerly declared to their Lordships, that the Earl
of Straford being impeached by them, they do conceive
it doth belong to them to resolve, in what Manner they
will be present at his Trial; and that, of Right, they may
come as a House, if they please; but, for some special
Reasons, upon this Occasion, they are resolved to send
their own Members, as a Committee of the whole House,
authorized by the House to be present at the Trial, to
hear, and some particular Persons, of themselves, to
manage the Evidence:
The House of Commons doth still continue their Resolution, in every Part thereof; and therein, and in the
Matter of allowing Counsel, and their Lordships Reservations to their Judgment what is matter of Fact, and
what not, the House of Commons do save to themselves,
as they have formerly done, all Rights that do pertain to
them, according to Law, and the Course of Parliaments;
and do declare, that the Proceedings in this Case shall
not be drawn into Precedent, to the Prejudice of the
Ordered, That this Protestation be, by way of Conference, transferred to the Lords.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House shall
proceed to join with the Lords, according to their former
Proposition, to petition his Majesty for the Removal of
all Popish Recusants from Court; especially these Four
named, viz. Mr. Mountague, Sir Kenelme Digby, Sir
Jo. Wintour, and Sir Toby Mathew.
Disbanding Irish Army, &c.
Mr. Nath. Fines is appointed to go up to the Lords,
with a Message from this House; to desire a free Conference with their Lordships, concerning the Matter of
the last free Conference, touching the Disbanding of the
new-levied Irish Army, the Disarming of the Papists,
and the Removal of the Papists from Court.
The same Members that managed the last free Conference, touching this Matter, are likewise required to
manage this: And they are likewise to represent, unto
the Lords, the Fifth Article of the Petition concerning
Religion, and his Majesty's Answer unto that Article that
was presented unto his Majesty, by both Houses, at the
Parliament at Oxon 9° Augusti, 1625.