Die Mercurii, 3 Nov. 1641.
THE humble Petition of Tho. Overman, and divers
others, Soap-makers of London, was this Day read:
And the House came to no Resolution upon it.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Captain Moore be forthwith summoned
to attend this House, to answer such Matters as shall be
objected: And Lieutenant Hatcher is desired to attend
at the same time.
Mr. Maynard reports the Case of Gatton in Surry:
1. For Mr. Owfeild, his Election to serve for that
Place, is settled: The Difference resteth between Mr. Sandys and Mr. Sanders, who are returned by Two Indentures: Mr. Sanders had for him Fourteen Voices; Mr.
Sandys hath Eight Voices: But, of the Fourteen Voices for
Mr. Sanders, Eight of them are Dwellers out of the
Town; and One of them a Minister; yet all of them have
Freeholds in the Town: And, of Mr. Sandys Eight Voices,
One of them was a Recusant convict; and another the
Clerk of the Parish, who received yearly Wages from
the Parish: And then, if these Two should be declared
to have no Voices, their Voices are equal, So the Question in Debate was, whether the Election belonged to the
Burgesses by common Right: or that the Freeholders,
dwelling out of Town, who had Freeholds in the Town,
ought to have Voices, by virtue of a particular Prescription.
The Committee were of Opinion, that there was a
Prescription in this Case, which was good against a Common Right.
It appears by a Record, 33° H. VIII. that a Return
was made by One Inhabitant; and 1° E. VI, and 6° E. VI,
Returns made by the Inhabitants and Burgesses.
But 18° Jac. a Precedent was shewn, on the Behalf
of the Freeholders. And, for the Parson of the Parish,
whether he shall have a Voice that cannot sit here if he
were chosen. And next, whether by the Law a Recusant
convict ought to have a Voice. And, 3. To receive the
Judgment of the House, whether one that receives Alms
of the Parish, shall have a Voice; and then, whether the
Clerk of the Parish, who receives Fifty Shillings per
Annum, of the Parish, is one that lives of the Alms of
the Parish:-These were Doubts offered to the Committee in the Debate of this Election.
Resolved, upon the Question, That there is no sufficient Proof of a Prescription against the Common Right,
within the Borough of Gatton in Com. Surr.
Resolved, upon the Question, That How, the Parish
Clerk of the Borough of Gatton, does not appear, upon
the Evidence given to this House, to be an Almsman.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Sanders' Election for the Borough of Gatton is not good.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Sands' Election for the Borough of Gatton is good.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Sands is well
elected, and ought to sit as a Member of this House,
upon the Election for the Borough of Gatton.
Loan from the City.
Mr. Pierrepoint reports the Answer the Committee received from the City, to the Proposition of lending Fifty
"That, according to the Commands of the House,
several of the Committee went to the Lord Mayor and
Common-council of London; and delivered the Commands of this House, how well this House took their former Lending of Money.-The Answer given us by Mr.
Recorder, was; 1. That there were several Grievances they
suffered under; as, 1. under the Protections which are
granted; which did not only hinder the Lending of Money, but did stop Trade.-To That Sir Hen. Vaine did give
them Satisfaction, both of the Order lately made against
Mr. Benson for Granting of Protections; and that this
House hath committed to the Care of a Committee, to
draw a Bill to prevent the Inconveniencies that happen
thereby.-Next, Mr. Recorder propounded, that Fifty
thousand Pounds, heretofore lent to the Peerage of this
Realm, for the publick Affairs, is not yet paid. Next,
the Common-council did find themselves and the whole
City aggrieved, by a Disrespect shewn to the Lord Mayor,
and the Magistrates of London, by divers People, who refuse to give any Obedience to any Warrant to appear before the Lord Mayor, declaring they will not come; and
particularly in the Case of providing Monies. And for
their Loans of Money, they will take into Consideration,
and give an Answer this Day: But the Security for the
same, is expected to be by Act of Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Forest of Deane, to consider of the Restraining the Importation of foreign Manufactures of Iron, that may be
made here in the Kingdom; and to consider of the Patent
for the making of Ordnance; and to consider how Mr.
Browne may be supported in the Making of Ordnance;
and to consider the whole Matter of Making of Ordnance:
and Mr. Browne, his Majesty's Founder of Ordnance,
is ordered to be referred to the Consideration of this Committee: And this Committee is revived, to sit To-morrow
at Four of Clock, in the Exchequer-court.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Navy be
revived; to meet this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in
the usual Place; and do call the Customers unto them,
to know the Reason why no more Money comes into the
Receipt of the Navy.
Examination of Oconnally.
Mr. Pym presents the Examination of Owen Oconnally
upon Oath, concerning the Rebellion in Ireland: Which
was read: And then he gives Account of such foreign Intelligences that came to the Committee, that might have
any Relation to the Affairs of Ireland.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports the Propositions agreed by
the Committees for the Affairs in Ireland:
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds
fit, that Twenty thousand Pounds shall be forthwith supplied for the present Occasions of Ireland, out of the Monies that are now in ready Cash, or shall first come in.
Ordered, That Alderman Penington, Mr. Spurstoe, and
Mr. Venn, do forthwith go to the Chamber of London,
and to the Commissioners for the Poll-money, to desire
that the Creditors, that by former Orders were appointed to receive any Sums of Money, forbear the Receipt of their Monies, for a Time, in regard of the present Necessities.
Ordered, That such Members of the House, as have
continued their Monies formerly lent, shall be paid out of
the first Monies that shall come in upon the Subsidies,
after the Monies shall be satisfied which are consigned
upon those Subsidies.
Ordered, That the Eleven thousand Pounds in ready
Cash, in the Chamber of London, shall be forthwith paid
over to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the present
Occasions of that Kingdom: And that the Commissioners
and Treasurers appointed in the Act, grant forth their
Warrants and Orders accordingly.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a convenient Number of Ships shall be provided, for the Guarding of the
Sea Coasts of Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds it
fit, that Six thousand Foot, and Two thousand Horse,
shall be raised with all convenient Speed, for the present
Expedition into Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That such Officers shall
be forthwith sent over into Ireland, for the Commanding
of Men there, as shall be thought fit by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with the Approbation of both Houses
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Magazine of Victuals shall be forthwith provided at West Chester, to be
sent over to Dublin, as the Occasions of that Kingdom
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Magazine of
Arms, Ammunition, and Powder, now at Carlell, shall
be forthwith sent over to Knockfergus in Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That, in Carllell, Bristoll,
and West Chester, Magazines of Arms, Ammunition,
Powder, and Victuals, shall be provided, to be transported
into the most convenient Ports of Ireland, as the Occasions of that Kingdom shall require.
Magazine at Hull.
Resolved, upon the Question, That all the Arms, Ammunition, and Powder in the Magazine at Hull, except
such a Proportion of Powder, Bullet and Match, as shall
be thought fit to be left there to be sold for Supply of the
Northern Counties, as Occasion shall require, be transported to the Tower of London.
Persons resorting to the Tower.
One Rich. Burch, One of the Wardours of the Tower,
informs this House, that there is a very great Confluence
of People that resort to F. Philips in the Tower.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir John Francklyn,
Sir Tho. Barrington, and Mr. Law. Whittacre, do forthwith repair to the Tower, to examine all such Strangers
as they shall find there, of their Dwelling, and Business
there; and to tender them the Oaths of Allegiance and
Supremacy : And the Wardours are hereby required, to
suffer none to come out of the Tower, till these Gentlemen are come forth again.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a convenient Number of Engineers and Gunners shall be sent over into
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Post shall be set
up between Beaumaris and Holyhead.
Resolved, upon the Question, That it be referred to
the King's Counsel, to consider of some fit Way, and to
present it to the House, for a Publication to be made, of
Rewards to be given to such as shall do Service in this
Expedition into Ireland; and for a Pardon of such of the
Rebels in Ireland as shall come in by a time limited; and
of a Sum of Money to be appointed, for a Reward, to
such as shall bring in the Heads of such principal Rebels
as shall be nominated.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Letters shall be
forthwith sent to the Justices in Ireland, to acquaint them
how sensible this House is of the Affairs in Ireland; and
what Care they have taken for the Occasions of Ireland.
Mr. Goodwyn is appointed to go up to the Lords with
To acquaint their Lordships, that this House understands that F. Phillips is committed; and to thank them
for the Care they have expressed of the Honour of our
Religion; and to desire, that he may not be released, before this House be first acquainted therewith; and to desire, that none may be permitted to speak with him, but
in the Presence of some of the Officers.
Searching Trunks, &c.
Ordered, That the Officers and Customers of the several Ports of this Kingdom towards Ireland, do make
diligent Search in all Trunks, and other Carriages, that
come to be transported from England to Ireland, especially that belonging to any Papist or suspected Person.
And further Ordered, That those Trunks that were
lately sent by Exeter Carrier, shall be stayed and searched.
Ordered, That this shall be One Head of the Conference; To desire the Lords, that there may be a special Commission, directed to Persons to be nominated in
Parliament, for Examining of all such Persons as they
shall think fit for the Discovery of the Correspondency
between any Papists or others of this Kingdom, with the
Rebels in Ireland; and that One Clause of the Letter to
the Justices in Ireland may be, to desire, that they would
send a List of the Names of such English Papists of Quality, as are come over into England, within this Year last
Ordered, That the Committee for Irish Affairs of this
House shall propound to the Committee of the Lords,
to prepare Heads to be considered of, how, and in what
manner, this Kingdom shall make use of the Friendship
and Assistance of Scotland, in this Business of Ireland.
Mr. Goodwyn brings Answer, that F. Philips shall not
be released until this House be first acquainted there-with; and that none shall speak with him but in the
Presence of a Keeper.
Volunteers for Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds
it fit, that a Drum shall be forthwith beaten, for the
Calling in of Voluntiers to this Service for Ireland:
Pressing Soldiers for Ireland.
That Directions be given for the Drawing of a Bill,
for the Pressing of Men for this particular Service for
Ireland: And Mr. Serjeant Wilde is desired to prepare
a Bill to that Purpose.