Die Mercurii, 30 Decembr. 1640.
ORDERED, That the Petition of the Town of
Wolverston, be referred to the Bishop of Elye's Committee: And that Mr. Grimston, and Mr. Wingate, be
added to this Committee.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Parishioners of St.
Martin Orgars, London, be referred to the Committee for
preaching Ministers: And that Committee has Power to
take into Consideration every Particular of that Petition.
Ordered, That the Business, concerning the Letters of
Administration, gotten by Sir Edward Savage against
Mr. Cambell a Member of this House, formerly referred
to the Committee for Privileges, be now again referred
to the same Committee, to meet on it, on Tuesday next.
Ickten-hill, &c. Manors.
vice lecta, An Act for the Making good of the
Copyhold Estates of divers of his Majesty's Tenants of his
Manors of Ickten-hill, &c. in the County of Lancaster.
Upon Question, committed unto Mr. Rigby, Mr. Shuttleworth, Ld. Fairefax, Mr. H. Bellasis, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Mr. Mallory, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Tho. Widrington, Sir H. Bellingham, Sir Rich.
Lewson, Mr. Pelham, Sir Beauchamp St. John, Sir Geo.
Dalston, Mr. St. Johns, Mr. Martyn, Sir Gilbert Gerrard,
Mr. Glyn, Sir W. Erle, and the Knights and Burgesses
of Lancashire, Cheshire, and Staffordshire; to meet on
Saturday next at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the
Duchy-chamber: And the Attorney of the Duchy is to
have Notice of this Committee; that he may, if he please,
attend the Committee at the same time.
Ordered, That the Burgesses of Yorkshire and Newcastle
be added to the Committee for Dr. Leighten's Petition.
Ly. Hatton's Petition.
The humble Petition of Dame Elizabeth Hatton, &c.
Mr. Hollys, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Chr. Wray, Sir
Edw. Aiskew, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Sir Philip Stapleton,
Sir H. Vane, Mr. Broxam, Mr. Rogers, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Sir Robert Hatton, Sir Hugh Cholmley, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Jo. Colpepper, Mr. Pimme, Mr.
Hampden, Mr. Bellasis, Sir Nevill Poole, Mr. Waller,
Lord Falkland, Sir A. Irby, Mr. Owfeild, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Ro. Crane, Mr. Fines, Sir Jo. Hotham, Mr. Capell, Mr. Potts, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Tho. Middleton, and
all the Lawyers of the House;
This Committee is to take into Consideration the Petition exhibited here by the Lady Elizabeth Hatton; and
has Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, or any thing else, that may conduce to the Business; and to take into Consideration, and review, the
Statue made 21 Jac. Regis, for Concealments and Limitations; and are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon,
at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.
Leave to attend Lords.
Mr. Vaughan, being of Counsel in a Cause depending
in the House of the Lords, before he was a Member of
this Parliament, has Leave to be still of Counsel in the
Annually Holding Parliaments.
vice lecta, An Act for the Yearly Holding of Parliaments; upon Question committed unto Mr. Treasurer,
Mr. H. Bellasis, Mr. Strode, Mr. Hollys, Mr. Pimme,
Mr. Hampden, Sir Jo. Colpepper, Mr. Solicitor, Sir
Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Fr. Seymour,
Mr. Whistler, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Glyn, Sir Gilbert
Pickering, Sir W. Erle, Ld. Digby, Sir Edw. Rodney,
Mr. Palmer, Sir H. Cholmley, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Selden, Mr. Young, Mr. Cromwell, Sir Ch.
Yelverton, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Perryn, Mr. Maynard, Sir Ph. Stapleton, Sir Wm. Brereton, Sir H. Anderson, Mr. Ellis, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Hide, Mr. Potts,
Mr. Grimston, Mr. Green, Ld. Fairefaxe, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Ld. Russell, Mr. Valentine, Mr. Mallory, Mr.
Strangewayes, Sir Edm. Mountford, Mr. Fines, Mr.
White, Sir Tho. Middleton; to meet this Afternoon, at
Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-court.
Tonage and Poundage.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall
be resolved into a Committee, to consider what shall be
done, upon the Order Yesterday made, concerning the
Officers of the Custom-house.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Maynard called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker reassumed the Chair.
Mr. Maynard reported from the Committee, That, because it did appear, by the Confession of the Customers,
that they received divers Sums of Monies, under the
Name of Tonnage and Poundage; and lest that, by That
Order Yesterday made, requiring the Customers not to
make any Payments of their Receipts, without special
Order from this House, it might be interpreted, that
this House did give some Countenance to That or any
other Imposition not granted by Parliament; therefore
their Opinion is, that That Order be revoked:
And, by Resolution upon the Question, it was accordingly Ordered to be revoked.
Jo. de Vischer, and Peter Heeren, Merchants, who
desire to be naturalized; and have a Bill here for that
Purpose, which has been once read, this Day (as the
Custom is, before their Bill be twice read) took the Oaths
of Allegiance and Supremacy.