House of Commons Journal Volume 2
18 March 1642

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 18 March 1642', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 2: 1640-1643 (1802), pp. 484-486. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=8495 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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Die Veneris, 18 Martii, 1641.

PRAYERS.

St. Giles', Cripplegate, Lecturer.

THE humble Petition of the Parishioners of St. Giles', Cripplegate, London, desiring that Mr. John Storer be recommended unto them, to be their Lecturer, was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That Mr. John Storer, an orthodox Divine, desired by the Consent of the Parishioners to be recommended to the said Parishioners, to be their Lecturer the Sundays and Thursdays in the Afternoon; they maintaining him at their own Charge; And that the Vicar and Curate there be required to permit the said Mr. Storer the Use of the Pulpit there; and to preach o' Sundays and Thursdays in the Afternoon, without Interruption.

Sandwich Lecturer.

The humble Petition of divers of the Parishioners of the Port and Parish of Sandwich, &c. concerning the Establishing of Mr. Bowles to be their Lecturer.

Ordered, That Mr. Nathaniel Bowles, a sound and orthodox Minister, chosen by divers Parishioners, honest religious Men, of St. Peter's Parish, in the Town and Port of Sandwich, and of the other Parishes there (they offering likewise to give him a competent Maintenance) be recommended to the said Parishioners, and established by this House: And that the Parson, Vicar, or Curate, do, upon every Wednesday in the Forenoon, permit him the free Use of the Pulpit, and suffer him to preach without Interruption.

Members not to go out.

Ordered, That no Member shall go out without Leave first asked.

Preparations at Elsinore.

Mr. Edwards, Deputy to the Company of the Merchants Adventurers here, called in; delivered a Letter from one Mr. Cranmer, Deputy to the Company of Merchant Adventurers at Rotterdam, dated 15to Martii, 1641; and likewise a Copy of the Information of one James Henley, taken at Rotterdam 14to Martii, which informs of Land Forces and Ships that were in readiness at Elsinore; and, as the said Henley said he was told by another, That the said Forces were designed for Hull; and that he was offered Employment upon One of those Ships.

Mr. Rich. Gaye was called in; and did affirm, That the said Henley did acquaint him with the same Matter and Circumstances contained in the Information: Henley likewise informed this Gay, that the Party that informed him was a Servant of the Lord Digbye.

Message to the King.

That the Lords be acquainted with these Informations; and that a Message be sent Post to his Majesty, to acquaint him with these Informations; and to acquaint him what Countenance his Majesty's Absence from his Parliament, in those Parts, gives to these Informations.

Answer to the King.

That a Committee be appointed to prepare an Answer to his Majesty's last Message.

Committee to reside with the King.

That Two Members of this House be appointed, and that the Lords be desired to appoint One of their House, that may reside about the King, to satisfy him in any Misreports that may be raised.

Preparations at Elsinore.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lords shall be acquainted with these Informations, concerning the Preparations at Elsinore.

Mr. Edwards, Mr. Gay, and Mr. Russell, were called in: And Mr. Speaker told them, "That the House accepted well of this Service, in this careful Advertisement: That it deserves Thanks; and they give you Thanks for it: and desire you to continue your Care in being watchful for the Good of the Commonwealth, They do intend to acquaint the Lords, and to desire them to be here at Two of Clock" * * * *

"To write to your Correspondents beyond the Seas, to take the best Course they can for the Inquiring out of this Business; and to send timely Advice of as much as they can learn out."

Mr. Pym, Mr. Hollis, Sir H. Vane junior, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Walth. Erle, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Ro. Coke, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Pierrepoint, are presently to withdraw, to prepare Heads for a Conference to be desired with the Lords, upon the Informations this Day given concerning the Preparations at Elsinore; and concerning a Message to be sent Post to his Majesty, to acquaint him with these Informations; and to acquaint his Majesty what Countenance his Majesty's Absence from his Parliament in those Parts gives to these and such like Informations; and to prepare an Answer to his Majesty's last Message: And that an Express be sent to Hull, to require the Governor, and other the Officers, to suffer no Forces to come in there, without his Majesty's Authority, expressed by the Consent of both Houses of Parliament; and to suppress such Forces as shall endeavour * * * *

Apprehending Roche.

Ordered, That a Warrant issue under Mr. Speaker's Hand, for the Apprehending of Mr. Roche, Son to the Lord Roche.

Ordered, That the Lord Admiral be desired to give Directions to the Officers of the Ports, that they be very watchful that the said Mr. Roche do not pass at any of the Ports.

London Petition.

The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and the rest of the Common Council of the City of London, was this Day read; and ordered to be entered in the Journals of this House, and to be printed: And that it be referred to the Committee before named, to make what Use they shall think fit of it.

The Petitioners were called in: And Mr. Speaker told them, "That the House had read their Petition, and received it with a great deal of Contentment and Approbation; being of that great Consequence, and full of Expressions of so much Zeal and Affection to his Majesty and the Kingdom, and of particular Respect to this House: For which I am commanded to return you the best and heartiest Thanks, in the Name of the whole House, in the best Expressions that I am able; and wished he had Words to express it: And, for those of the City of London, that formerly subscribed that dangerous Petition, complained of by you, and are desirous to acknowledge their Errors; provided they were none of the Contrivers of that Petition, nor had a malignant Spirit in the advancing and Exhibiting thereof; this House, according to your Desires, is willing to show Favour unto them: And as you do express your Care of the King, Kingdom, and this House, so they shall be ready to give their best Endeavours to further those Things that may concern the Good and Safety of the City of London, and the Honour and Safety of the King and Kingdom."

Bashingshawe Minister.

Ordered, That Dr. Gifford, the Parson of the Parish Church of Bashingshawe, London, be required from this House to permit Doctor Holmes the free Use of his Pulpit, to preach there upon every Sunday in the Afternoon, and every Tuesday in the Week, according to the former Order of this House.

Deputy Lieutenants.

Sir Anthony Irby is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire their Lordships, that such Lord Lieutenants as have not sent the Names of their Deputy Lieutenants, may be desired to send down the Names, and, if they refuse to accept of the Lieutenancy, to inform this House thereof.

Baillage, &c.

Ordered, That the Bill for Baillage and Scavage be read To-morrow Morning.

Time of Sitting, &c.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall begin on Monday next, to sit at Eight of Clock in the Morning; and that the Committees sit in the Afternoon; and that the Lords be acquainted herewith.

Tonage and Poundage.

1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Granting of a Subsidy to the King, of Tonage and Poundage, and other Sums of Money, payable upon Merchandize exported and imported.

2da vice lecta est Billa Prædicta; and, upon Question, committed unto a Committee of the whole House: And they are to meet upon it To-morrow, at Nine of Clock, in the House.

Navy Treasurers.

Resolved, upon the Question, That it shall be referred to the Consideration of the Committee, to insert a Clause in this Bill for the making Sir H. Vane junior One of the Treasurers of the Navy.

Lords to sit.

Lord Cramborne is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire their Lordships to sit a while, in regard this House shall have Occasion to come to them.

Persons to attend.

Ordered, That Robert Fowler and Wm. Gay be forthwith summoned to attend this House.

Sir W. Walter.

Ordered, That the Information concerning Sir Wm. Walter be referred to the Committee for London Petition.

Lords will sit.

Lord Cramborne brings Answer, The Lords will sit a while.

Lords adjourned.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and Dr. Leech;

According to the Desires of this House sent to the Lords, in a Message, they have sat a long Time; and they are now adjourned till To-morrow, Nine of Clock.

Militia.

Sir Symonds D'Eues, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Whistler, Mr. Whittlock, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Hill, Mr. Martin, Mr. Browne, Mr. Vaughan;

This Committee, or any Four of them, is to consider of the Report Yesterday brought from the Lords by Mr. Hollis, concerning the Vote of this House touching the Militia: And are to meet To-morrow at Eight of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.

Counsel in the Lords.

Mr. Glyn has Leave to be of Counsel with the Lord Darcie, in the Lords House.

Lords agree to Votes.

Mr. Rowse reports, That the Lords agree to the Three Votes carried up by him.

Persons to attend.

Ordered, That Mr. Edwards, Deputy to the Merchant Adventures of London, Mr. Gay, and Mr. Russell, summoned to attend here To-morrow Morning.

Deputy Lieutenants.

The House resumed the Reading of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth approve of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Surrey, except of Sir Jo. Crymes and Sir Antho. Vincent; and does Order, That the Lord Lieutenant of that County be desired to add Sir Samuel Ofeild and Mr. Anthony Fane.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Deputy Lieutenants named for the County of Salop; and doth Order, That Mr. Harecourt Laiton be recommended to the Lord Lieutenant of that County, to be added.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants presented for the County of Suffolke; and doth Order, That Mr. Cage and Mr. Hinningham be recommended to be added.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Sussex; and doth Order, That Mr. Robert Goodwyn be recommended to be added.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Wilts; and doth Order, That Mr. Walter Long be recommended to be added.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants presented for the County of Worcester: And.

Ordered, That Serjeant Wilde be recommended to be added.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Warwicke.

Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth be recommended to be added.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth approve of the Deputy Lieutenants presented for the Isle of Anglesey; and doth Order, That Mr. Henry White and Mr. Wm. Thomas be recommended to be added.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Deputy Lieutenants presented for the County of Brecon.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Carmarthen, and Town and Borough of Carmarthen.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Cardigan.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Deputy Lieutenants named for the County of Carnarven; and doth Order, That Mr. Bodvile and Mr. Wm. Thomas be recommended to the Lord Lieutenant of that County, to be added.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Dinbigh; and doth Order, That Mr. Simeon Thelwatt be recommended.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Flint.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Glamorgan.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Merioneth; and doth Order, That Mr. John Lloyd be recommended to be added.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Pembrokc.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Montgomerie.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Radnor.-

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Mauleverer shall have Leave to go into the Country.-

Deputy Lieutenants.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Rob. Cecil be recommended to be Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Midd.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Roger Burgoine be recommended to be Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Bedforde.-

Lord Lieutenant.

Sir Wm. Brereton informs the House, That the Lord Strange desires to be excused for taking upon him the Lord Lieutenancy for the County of Chester.-

Deputy Lieutenants.

Mr. Fynes informs the House, That the Lord Lieutenant for Oxford will send the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Oxford onMonday.-

Conference.

Ordered, That the Report now offered by Mr. Pym, of the Heads of the Conference to be desired with the Lords, shall be made to To-morrow Morning, so soon as the House is set.-

Deputy Lieutenants.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Nott.