Die Martis, 22 Martii, 1641.
ORDERED, That no Committees shall sit in the
The humble Petition of divers poor People, employed
about the Manufacture of Cloathing, was read.
And some of the Petitioners were called in; and did
avow the Petition and Certificate: And referred to the
Committee for Cloathing, where Mr. Whittlock has the
Chair: And the Knights and Burgesses of Sommersettshire are added to this Committee: And it is especially
recommended to this Committee, to take it into a serious
and speedy Consideration, to the end that the Petitioners
may have a speedy Redress.
Mr. Corbett reports the Bill concerning scandalous
Ministers, with Additions and Amendments.
Officers of the House.
Mr. Wheeler reports, That they did examine the Account of Sir Ro. Pye and Mr. Glyn, concerning the Distribution of the Monies, collected of the Members of the
House, and distributed among the Officers of the House,
and of the Courts where Committees sit; and they find
it to be just: And the House allows it accordingly.
Sir J. Hotham.
Mr. Pym reported the Order to Sir Jo. Hotham: The
which was read; and voted; and ordered that the
Lords Concurrence therein .....
Message to Lords.
Sir Wm. Lewis went up to the Lords, to remember
their Lordships of appointing a free Conference concerning the Bill of Pluralities, to carry up the Order to
be sent to Sir Jo. Hotham, to desire their Lordships
Message to the King.
He likewise carried up the Message, fair written, to
be sent to his Majesty; and to desire them to appoint
some Members of their House to carry that Message to
The Sheriff, who, by an Order of Yesterday, was commanded to give an Account why the Priests condemned
were not put to Execution, according to the Laws; he
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Ordered, That the Lords be desired, that the Messengers that carry this Message to his Majesty, may desire
his Majesty, from both Houses, to take off the Reprieve
granted to the Six Priests condemned, that the Law
may pass upon them, according to the former Desires
of both Houses.
Message to Lords.
Sir H. Mildmay is appointed to go up with this Message;
To set down a short time when they will subscribe to the
Adventure, if any amongst their Lordships will adventure: And to desire them to sit this Afternoon.
That the Keeper of the Gatehouse attend the Committee for Informations; to satisfy them of the Information that is given here, of Four Priests that are escaped,
that were committed to his Prison.
Answer from Lords.
..... That, for the Bill of Pluralities, they will give a
Meeting at a Conference To-morrow Morning, at Nine
of Clock: They have appointed One Member of their
House to go to the King with this Message: They have
likewise assented unto the Order to be sent to Sir Jo.
Message to the King.
Lord Dungarvon, Sir Anthony Irby, are appointed to
go with the Message to his Majesty.
A. Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Rich and
The Lords have commanded us to bring this Paper to
this House: "Tis a Conception of an Order, for the Immunity of bringing in Bullion from foreign Parts to the
Mint: And desire the Approbation of this House herein.
The said Order was read; and Resolved, upon the
Question, to be committed.
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Merchants Strangers Petition.
Sir H. Vane, * Exchequer, * Ingram, * Harley,
* Vassall, * Bedding field, * Green, * Harrison, *
Martin, * Ash, * Pym, * Ro. Coke, Sir H. Heyman,
* Matthewes, * Partheriche: And are to meet on
Friday in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the
It is Ordered, That the Petition of the Merchants
Strangers of Dover be referred to the Consideration of
this Committee: And they have Power to send for
Parties, Witnesses, &c.
Answer from Lords.
Sir H. Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords will
sit this Afternoon, as is desired: For the Subscription to
the Adventure for Ireland, they will take it into serious
and speedy Consideration: And, for petitioning the
King, that the Reprieve for the Seven Priests may be
taken off, they agree to it.
Sir Tho. Widdrington reports the Bill for Knights for
Durham, with some small Amendments: And the Bill
was, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Examinations of Kirke, &c.
Two Examinations of James Kirke of Bristoll, and
Tho. Crane of Plymouth, the One of the Fifteenth of
March, the other of the Eighteenth of March; the ...
Speaking of Five hundred English that are landed out
of Ireland at Salcombe; the other speaks of the great
good Services that the Two Ships of Bristoll have done,
in bringing Ammunition to the Castle of Duncannon,
and in clearing the River of Waterford.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Contribution Money, to consider how the Relief informed of by Sir Sam. Rolls, which is provided, by way
of Contribution, in the County of Devon, may be distributed for the Relief of the distressed People that have
suffered by the Rebels, and come into that County; and
in what Manner: And also, how the Contribution intended by that County for the Relief of those in Ireland,
may be conveyed over.
Sir W. Cooke.
Ordered, That Sir Walsingham Cooke be specially
recommended to the Committee for Contribution.
Ordered, The Lord Faulkland do take care speedily
to send down to his Majesty the Commission for the Irish
Affairs, for his Warrant for the Passing of the same.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
approve of the Deputy Lieutenants presented for the
County of Huntington.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Henry Cromwell and Mr.
Torrell Jocelyn, be recommended to the Lord Lieutenant of that County, to be added.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wilfrey Lawson be recommended to be added for a Deputy Lieutenant for the
County of Cumb'; and Sir John Sidley and Mr. Rich.
Browne for Kent; and Sir Jo. Conyers, Lieutenant of
the Tower, for the County of Midd'.
Ordered, Sir Jo. Potts do acquaint the Lord Lieutenant for the County of Norfolke and Essex, with the
Persons recommended by this House.
St. Dunstan's in the East Lecturer.
Upon the humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the
Parish of St. Dunstan's in the East, London; it is this
Day Ordered, That Mr. John Sympson, an orthodox
Divine, be recommended by this House to the Parishioners of the said Parish of St. Dunstan in the East,
to be Lecturer, to preach there every Lord's Day in the
Afternoon: And Dr. John Childerly, Parson of the said
Parish, is hereby required to permit the said Mr. Sympson
the free Use of his Pulpit, to preach there every Lord's
Day in the Afternoon, according to the Desire of the
Petitioners, without Interruption.
Report against Benyon.
Ordered, That Mr. Hill be added to Mr. Serjeant
Wilde, to prepare the Report against Mr. Benyon.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Colonel Philip
Hill and Captain Boweles shall be forthwith discharged
of any further Restraint.
Defence of Anglesey.
Ordered, That Mr. Bodvell do acquaint the Lord Admiral with the Petition of the Gentry and Inhabitants of
the County of Anglesey; and to desire his Lordship to
take care for the Defence of that County against any
Invasion: And that it be recommended by him to the
Lord Lieutenant of the County of Carnarvon likewise,
to consider of this Petition, and of giving Assistance for
the Defence of the Isle of Anglesey, as formerly hath
Byron's, &c. Accompt.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Nicho. Byron be
referred to Sir Rob. Pye, Mr. Wheeler, and Sir Patricius
Curwen; and that they do take the Account of Mr.
Walker and Sir Nicholas Biron; and if they find this
Petition to be true, that they take some Order for his
Satisfaction, and present to the House the State of the
Accompt, and what Course they do propound for his
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses of the Shires
and Boroughs shall present unto the Lord Lieutenants
the Names of such Persons as are recommended to be
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Hollis do go with this Message to
the Lords; To desire to know of them, if the former
Lords Lieutenants have delivered in their Commissions
of Lieutenancy: To deliver to the Lords the Names of
the Deputy Lieutenants approved of by this House: And
to desire their Lordships to make Deputations to them,
to put the Ordinance for the Militia in Execution: And
to know of the Lords, why certain of the Lords Lieutenants have not sent the Names of their Deputy Lieutenants: Also to deliver the Lords the Vote of this House,
concerning the declaring what the Law is, &c.: And to
move them to join with this House, to send to the Lords
Justices in Ireland, to send to the Parliament, either the
Examinations, or the Transcripts of such Examinations,
as have been taken there, concerning the Rebellion in
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Irish Affairs, of this House, to consider in what Manner
to send for these Examinations.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Names of the Deputy Lieutenants presented for the
County of Darbie.
Bills from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and
That the Lords had received Two Bills from this
House; the One, concerning the Forfeiture of the Estate
of Jo. James; the other concerning the Settling a Lease
of Eighty Years on Sir F. Popham, &c. the which they
have returned with some Amendments.
Articles against Gardiner.
Mr. Long reports from the Committee appointed to
consider of the seditious Petition from divers of the Citizens of London, concerning the Militia; divers Articles
exhibited to that Committee against Sir Tho. Gardiner,
Recorder of London; and likewise divers Proofs in Maintenance of those Articles: The which Articles were read
by the Reporter and the Clerk: And it was thereupon
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Matter contained in the first Article is a fit Matter for a Charge
against Sir Tho. Gardiner, the Recorder of the City of
The like was resolved upon the Second, Third, Fourth,
and Fifth Articles: And the Sixth laid aside: And then
The like was resolved upon the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth,
and Tenth Articles: And afterwards.
It was Resolved, That this Business should be referred
to a Committee.
Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Hill, Mr.
Whistler, Mr. Constantine, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Walth. Long,
Sir Sam. Luke, Sir Ro. Coke, Mr. Martin, Mr. White,
Sir Arth. Haselrig, Mr. Jo. Goodwyn, Mr. Pury;
This Committee is to prepare a Charge against Sir
Tho. Gardiner, Recorder of London, upon the Matter contained in the Articles aforesaid, and in the Proofs of the
said Articles: And are to meet To-morrow, at Two
post Meridem, in the Court of Wards: And have Power
to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Upon the Report made by Mr. Green,
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committee
for the Bill concerning the Vintners, shall have Power to
add a Clause to that Bill, to charge the Vintners with their
Delinquency, and with the Monies received by them.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committee
shall likewise have Power to distribute the Monies
charged jointly, and in gross, upon the Farmers, Shares,
Partners, and Under-sharers, and to ascertain them in
particular Sums upon them severally; and likewise to
ascertain upon the particular Vintners particular Sums,
according to their Delinquency, and according to their
Upon Mr. Pelham's Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Petition of the Fellows of
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Wright,
Mr. Hall, Mr. Holbedge, superannuated Fellows of
Emanuell College in Cambridge, ought not to have Votes
as Fellows, according to the Statutes of the College.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Election of
Mr. Hodges is void; being chosen by the Votes of those
superannuated Fellows aforesaid.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Hollis brings Answer, That, concerning the Vote,
they agree unto it: They agree likewise to the Lists of
the Deputy Lieutenants: And they have appointed a
Committee to consider of a Form of a Deputation: And
as for these Lords that have not yet sent down the
Names of their Deputy Lieutenants, they will take that
Business into further Consideration; and acquaint this
House therewith very speedily.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown be required to
ingross the Commission for the Irish Affairs again; and
to set his Hand to it; and wait upon the Lord Falkland
with it, to be sent by the next Express to his Majesty.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and
Message to the King.
That the Lords have appointed the Lord Willoughby
to go down with the Message to his Majesty; and have
appointed him to ride Post; and desire that those of this
House that are appointed for that Service, may likewise
be appointed to ride Post.
Preparations in France.
That the Lord Admiral had appointed one to make
Discovery of the Sea and Land-forces upon the French
Coasts: That he had set down his Relation in Writing; the
which the Lords had sent down: And they do desire, that
the Party employed may have Recompence for his Pains.
Ordered, That Sir Hen. Vane the younger do give the
Lord Admiral Thanks for his Care in sending to make
this Discovery of the Frenche Forces: And Sir Hen. Vane
is to consider what is fit to be given as a Recompence,
to the Party employed in that Service.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Tho. Widdrington shall have
Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Serjeant Wilde, Mr. John Goodwyn,
Sir Tho. Widdrington, and Mr. White, do prepare an
Ordinance, to pass both Houses, that every Party that
subscribes, after 20° Martii instant, may, for a time, have
the same Benefit touching the Adventure for Ireland,
as if they had subscribed before That the Twentieth of
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn do report, To-morrow, the
Matter concerning the Sequestration of the Letter-offices,
procured by Secretary Windebanke.
The House is of Opinion, that Rich. Herbert Esquire,
eldest Son of the Lord Herbert, Baron of Cherbery, who
has Leave to go into Ireland, should have Liberty to
transport over Ten Horses into that Kingdom, for his
own Use: And that the Marquis Hamilton, Master of the
Horse, be moved to grant him a Licence accordingly.
WHEEREAS the Merchants and Factors who
deal and negotiate here in this Kingdom, for the King of
Spaine and his Subjects, for the Importation of Bullion
to supply his Majesty's Mint, have been humble Suitors
for a Declaration of both Houses of Parliament, That
the Bullion brought into this Kingdom to be coined,
shall be safely and securely brought to his Majesty's
Mint, without any Hindrance: And that no Letters of
Mart or Reprisal may be granted, whereby the Bullion
conveyed in English Vessels, and without Deceit, consigned to the Inhabitants of this Kingdom, and really
intended to be brought to his Majesty's Mint, shall be
taken or made Prize by virtue of any such Commission
or Letters: Which the Lords and Commons in Parliament having taken into Consideration, do think fit and
reasonable, and do require all his Majesty's Officers and
Ministers to take notice thereof.
Town of Hull.
THE Lords and Commons in Parliament, do hereby
ordain, order, and require Sir John Hotham, Knight and
Baronet, Governor of the Town of Hull, not to permit
or suffer any foreign Ships to come into that Harbour,
before he do first carefully examine and inquire of what
Force and Strength they are; and that he be well assured
that they intend no Hurt to the Kingdom, nor have
Design upon that Place committed to his Charge: He
is likewise required not to receive into the same any
English or other Forces whatsoever, but those already
appointed to be of the Garison there; and such other as,
by the Wisdom and Authority of both Houses of Parliament, shall be advised and directed to be received and
kept for the better Guard and Defence of the Town,
and Magazine therein remaining, for his Majesty's Service, and Security of the Kingdom: In the Doing
whereof, the Mayor of the same Town, and all other his
Majesty's Officers and Subjects, are commanded to be
aiding and assisting unto him, as they will answer the
contrary at their Peril.