Sabbati, 14 Nov. 1640.
Popish Recusants, &c.
ORDERED, Mr. Geo. Vane, Sir Jo. Wray, Mr.
Cage, Mr. Tho. Coke, Mr. Purefrey, Mr. Rolles, to
be added to the Committee for Inquiry after Popish
And this Committee to have Power to examine touching the Discharges of Priests, Jesuits, and other Recusants, that have been formerly committed.
Warrants against Ratcliffe.
Ordered, That a Warrant shall issue, under Mr.
Speaker's Hand, to all Mayors, Justices of the Peace,
Bailiffs, Sheriffs, Constables, and other his Majesty's
Officers of this Kingdom, and the Kingdom of Ireland;
requiring them to be assistant to the Bearer or Bearers
of the Warrant of this House, for the bringing, in safe
Custody, Sir Geo. Ratcliffe to this House, for the better
and more effectual Execution of his or their said Warrant.
It is likewise Ordered, That the like Warrant shall
issue forth, directed to the Postmasters of this Kingdom;
requiring them to furnish him with so many Post-horses,
and a Guide, as shall be requisite for the effectual Execution of his said Warrant.
It is likewise Ordered, That the like Warrant shall
issue to all Mayors, Constables, Portreves, or any other
his Majesty's Officers, whom it may concern, in any his
Majesty's Ports of England or Ireland; and to the
Masters and Owners of Ships, in any of his Majesty's
said Ports requiring them to give him the best Furtherance they can, for his speedy and safe Passage into Ireland,
and back again.
Mr. Maynard reported from the Committee of Privileges, that there were several Indentures returned for
Burgesses for the Borough of Bossinny, in the County of
Cornewall; the One returned by Mr. Corriton, the Mayor
of that Town; and the other Indentures returned promiscuously: The Committee are of Opinion, that Sir
Charles Herbert, who is returned by the Mayor, upon
View of the bare Return, is well returned.
But Declared, by the House,-Sir Charles Herbert,
not to sit in the House, till the Election be decided.
Mr. Corryton, and also Sir Rich. Buller, are commanded to withdraw.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Maynard, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Hugh
Chomeley, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Hollys, Sir Jo. Colpepper,
Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Arthur Ingram, Mr. Paulwheele,
Sir Wm. Bowyer, Sir Jo. Hotham, Mr. Nicholls, Mr.
St. John, Sir Jo. Jennings, Mr. Mannaton, Lord Digby,
Sir Edw. Askew, Mr. Perpoint, Mr. Ashburneham, Sir
Peter Hayman, Mr. Upton, Mr. Rolles, Mr. Kirton, Sir
Walther Erle, Mr. Strode, Sir Chr. Wray, Mr. Arondell,
This Committee is to take into Consideration the Matters complained of against Mr. Corriton and Sir Rich.
Buller, Two Members of this House, touching blank
Indentures for Returns of Burgesses to Parliament; and
also to take into Consideration the Matters complained of
against the said Mr. Corryton, touching the undue Election of Burgesses for the Town of Bossiny in the County
of Cornewall; and the Validity of that Election; and of
the undue Proceedings of the said Mr. Coryton, as Vice
Warden of the Stannaries, contrary to the Petition of
This Committee has Power to send for Witnesses,
Records, Writings, and Certificates, or any other thing,
that may conduce to the Clearing of the Matters referred
This Committee hath Power also to take into Consideration all other blank Indentures, that shall be complained of touching Elections. And the Committee for
Privileges has Power to come to this Committee, and
to have Voice, to assist them; and are to meet on Monday next, at Two of Clock, in the Afternoon, in the
Court of Wards.
Answer to Message.
Mr. Treasurer, after he had read out of a Paper the
Message, which Yesterday the House intreated him to
deliver to his Majesty, declared, that he had acquainted
the King therewith; who this Morning hath given Order
to Mr. Secretary Windebank, who deals for the Affairs
into Ireland, to make instant Dispatch to the Deputy there,
that all Expedition be done, according to the Message:-
2dly, concerning the Three Letters desired by my Lord
Montnorrys; they were procured by Mr. Secretary Coke,
who was employed about the Affairs for Ireland at that
Time; that he is now in the Country in Derbyshire:
His Majesty will take some Time to be informed in
this; and no Time shall be lost; and there shall be an
Person to attend.
Ordered, That Sir Marmaduke Langdale, Knight, late
High Sheriff of the County of York, shall be summoned
to attend this House forthwith.
Person sent for.
Ordered, Sir H. Spiller, Knight, shall be forthwith
sent for to this House, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant
at Arms now attending on this House.
Account of Subsidies.
Sir Tho. Fanshaw, according to Yesterday's Order,
delivered in the particular Account of the last of those
Five Subsidies, granted by the Laity to his Majesty, in
the Third Year of his Majesty's Reign.
Tho. Chude and John Clay were called in, to testify
touching a Book, intituled The Jubilee of Jesuits.
Tho. Chude declareth, he had One of those Books
in his Custody; he had it from a Woman at Redriffe,
Wife to H. Groodwell, a Cobler, whose Wife is a Papist:
He delivered the Book, the same Day he had it, to the
Sheriff of London, Sheriff Warner: In which Book was
contained, that the Papists should fish in troubled Waters, while the King was at War with the Scots; with
Prayers in it for the holy Martyrs, that suffered in the
Fleet sent against the Hereticks in England, 1639.