House of Commons Journal Volume 2
28 August 1641

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 28 August 1641', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 2: 1640-1643 (1802), pp. 274-275. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=944 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 28 Aug. 1641.

PRAYERS.

Regulating Watermen.

2da vice lecta est Billa,

AN Act of an Addition to Two several Statutes; One made in Ph. and Mar. the other in * King James; and, upon Question, committed unto the Committee for the Bill from the Governors of the Company of Watermen: And are to meet upon it the Tenth of Nov. at Two of Clock post meridiem, in the Court of Wards.

Relief of Prisoners.

* Selden, Serjeant Wilde, * Cromwell, * Ro. Goodwin, the Citizens of London, Mr. Bagshaw, * White, * Smyth, * Whittaker, * Purefrey, * Rudyard, * Martin, * D'Ewes.

This Committee is to consider of the Petitions from the several Prisons in and about London and Westminster; and to frame and conceive some Way to give them Relief for their Liberty, upon giving Security for their true Imprisonment: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two post meridiem, in the Inner Court of Wards.

Recusant.

Ordered, That Wm. Moore, a Recusant, and now in Prison, who hath taken the Oath of Allegiance, shall be discharged out of Prison, and be sent beyond Sea, according to the Undertaking of the Lord Brudnell.

Letter read.

A Letter, of the Twenty-fifth of Aug. from Mr. Fieneis, &c. was read.

Shipwrights, &c.

The humble Petition of the Shipwrights, Caulkers, House-carpenters, &c. working in his Majesty's Yard at Chattham, was this Day read:

And it is Ordered, That the Treasurers of the Navy, out of the first Monies that shall come to their Hands, shall pay to the Shipwrights, &c. that have petitioned here, Six Months Pay.

Navy Accounts.

It is Ordered, That the principal Officers of the Navy shall prepare a perfect State of the Accounts of the Navy, both for their Receipts and Disbursements; and present it to the Committee appointed for the Navy, in Michaelmas Term next.

Petteward's Petition.

Ordered, That the Petition of Simon Petteward, Clerk, Prisoner in the Gatehouse, be referred to the Committee for the Prisoners, which is to sit this Afternoon.

Poll-money.

The House doth Declare, That all Men ought to pay the Rates chargeable upon them by the Act for the Pollmoney, notwithstanding any pretence of Privilege, or Letters Patents of Exemption, whatsoever.

Berwick, &c. Garisons.

Three Papers, concerning the Garisons of Berwick and Carllell, were this Day delivered in: And

Ordered, That these Papers, and the Accounts of the Army, sent from Sir Wm. Uvedale, shall be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning.

Corbett's Cause.

Ordered, That the Cause concerning Sir Jo. Corbett be transmitted to the Lords on Monday Morning next: And Mr. Serjeant Wilde is to go up with the Transmission; And Sir F. Knollis is to desire the Conference.

Leave of Absence.

Mr. Michael Oldsworth has Leave to go into the Country.

Disarming Recusants.

The Names of the Commissioners for the several Counties and Cities, were this Day presented from the Committee, and read; and put to the Question; and assented unto, to be inserted into the Ordinance for disarming Recusants.

Leave of Absence.

Sir Jo. Evelyn has Leave to go into the Country, his House being visited with the Small Pox.

Ditto.

Mr. Long has Leave to go into the Country.

Levies of Men for Spain and France.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds it not fit, that there should be any Levies of Men in Ireland, for the Service of the King of Spaine.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds it fit, that there be a sudden Stop made of the Ships contracted for by the Spanish Ambassador, for the Transporting of the Soldiers out of Ireland.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds it not fit, nor gives Assent, that there should be any Levies of Men for the French King's Service, within any of his Majesty's Dominions.

A Message from * * * *

Conference with Lords.

The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, presently in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Office of the Ordnance; and concerning the Votes that passed this House, touching the Court at Yorke.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has taken into Consideration their Lordships Message; and will return Answer by Messengers of their own, with all convenient Speed.

Mr. Strode goes up to the Lords, to acquaint their Lordships, that this House is ready to give a present Meeting, concerning the Conference desired by their Lordships: And that, at the same Conference, this House intends to acquaint them concerning the Votes of this House, touching the Levying of Soldiers for the Service of the King of Spaine, and the French King; and the Staying of Ships for transporting.

Popham's Estate.

3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Settling and Establishing of the Remainder of a Term of Fourscore Years to come, in certain Manors and Lands in the County of Somersett, in Sir F. Popham, Knight, and his Assigns; and, upon the Question, passed. Exped'.

Hambleton's &c. Petitions.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Irish Affairs shall sit this Afternoon, or any other Afternoon when the House sits not; and take into Consideration the several Petitions of Sir Fred. Hambleton's and the Widow Linche's Petition.

Conference with Lords.

Mr. Strode brings Answer, That the Lords will give a present Meeting, both to the Conference concerning the Office of the Ordnance, and Votes touching the Court at Yorke; and likewise concerning the Levies of the Men in Ireland, for the King of Sp. Service; and concerning the Ships for the Transporting of those Soldiers.

Mr. Hollis, Sir H. Vane, * Mildmay, Serjeant Wilde, * Selden, * Crue, Sir Jo. Hotham, are appointed Managers and Reporters of this Conference.

Mr. Hollis likewise, at this Conference, carried up the Votes concerning the Constable of the Tower having Forty Men for the Security of that Place, &c.

Reformado Officers.

Ordered, That all the Reformado Officers, from the Captain upwards, shall stay for their Month's Pay till the Armies are disbanded; and that then they shall be paid by Sir Wm. Uvedale.

The Plague.

Ordered, That the same Order, that was made for Regulating of the visited People in Westminster, shall be made for Midd. and Surrey.

Commission of the Peace.

Sir Robert Harley is desired to move the Lord Keeper to put Mr. Wheeler into the Commission of Peace for Westminster.

Levies of Men for Spain and France.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and Mr. Page;

The Lords have commanded them to acquaint this House that they do concur with this House in all the Propositions propounded by this House at the last Conference; and have appointed Three Members of their House, and desire a proportionable Number of this House to prepare a Dispatch to his Majesty, concerning the Soldiers desired by the Spanish Ambassador.

* Colepeper, Lord Falkland, * Strode, * Mildmay, * Bridgeman, * Barrington.

This Committee is to meet with the Committee of the Lords, to prepare a Dispatch to his Majesty, concerning the Levies of Men desired for the Service of the King of Spaine, and the French King: And this Committee has likewise Power to propound to the Committee of the Lords to consider of some Course for preventing any Inconveniencies that may arise by these Irish Soldiers, that are levied, and in one Body, in Ireland.

Leave of Absence.

Mr. Hoyle has Leave to go into the Country.

Publick Thanksgiving.

Ordered, That a Conference shall be desired with the Lords, on Monday Morning, concerning the Dispersing of the Ordinance of Parliament, for celebrating the Day of publick Thanksgiving on the 7th of Sept. And that the Knights and Burgesses respectively shall, in the mean time, take the best Care they can for the Dispersing of the same: And Sir Tho. Barrington is to go up to the Lords, with a Message for this Conference.

PRAYERS .

Custom on foreign Goods.

SIR H. Vane is to go up with a Message to the Lords, concerning the Freeing foreign Goods from Subsidy and Custom, that are, imported, when they are exported again within a Year.

Money for Calve-skins.

Whereas, by a former Order, the Money that the Calves-skins were sold for was ordered to be paid into the Chamber of London: It is now Ordered, That the said Monies should be paid into the Office of the King's Remembrancer.

Hertford Petition.

The humble Petition of divers of the Freeholders of the County of Hertford, whose Names are under-written, was read:

And John Finch and Nich. Colborne were called in; and did avow the Petition; and affirmed, that they had Warrant from the greatest Part of the Freeholders of that County, to deliver this Petition.

* Ro. Harley, * Vane, * Barrington, * Falkland, * Crue, * Wray, * Irby, * Kirton, * Hales, * Francklyn, * Colepeper, * Wm. Massam, * Potter, * Luke, * Cromwell, Sir Rich. Leigh, * Corbett, * Price, * Chadweli, * Pye, * Bowyer, Serjeant Wilde, * Barnardiston, * Bellassis, * Tomkins, * Purefrey, * Wheeler;

This Committee is to consider of the Petition from the Freeholders of the County of Herts: And are to meet this Afternoon, in the Court of Wards, at Two of Clock: And have Power to send for Parties, Records, Witnesses, &c.

American and African Trade.

The humble Petition of Merchants and others, wellaffected Subjects of this Realm of England, concerning the speedy Erecting of a Company for America and Africa, to the southward Part of C pe Blanke, and the Islands adjacent thereunto, was read and referred unto * Colepeper, * Pym, * Rudyara, * Vassall, * Harley, * Bellassis, * Hollis, Sir Rich. ave, * D'Ewes, * Barrington, * Falkland, * Hales, Serjeant Wild, * Scawen, * Purefrey, * Rolle, * Bowyer, * Rodney, * Browne, * Merrick, * Vane, * Hotham, * Powse, * Rainsborough, * Soames: And all, that will come, are to have Voices: And are to meet on Thursday next, at Two post meridiem, in the Star-chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And the Care of this Petition is especially committed to Sir Jo. Colepeper and Mr. Pym.

Letters from the King.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and Mr. Page;

The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning Letters sent from his Majesty to Mr. Nicholas, touching the Petition and Commission sent to his Majesty.

Mr. Nicholl gives * *.

Answer returned by the same Messengers;

The House has taken into Consideration their Lordships Message; and, with all convenient Speed, will return Answer by Messengers * *.

Sir H. Vane went up to the Lords to acquaint them, that this House is ready to give a Meeting, as was desired by their Lordships: And to desire, that, at the same Conference, something may be made known to their Lordships, that this House has received from his Majesty.

And the Transmission of Sir Jo. Corbett's Cause was likewise delivered at this Conference.

* Nicholl, Mr. Hollis, * Pym, Lord Falkland, * Crue, Serjeant Wilde, are appointed Reporters, and Managers of this Conference.

Poor Tradesmen, &c.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of the Petition of the poor Tradesmen and Artificers shall sit, to consider of that Business, on the First Thursday in Michaelmas Term, in the Star-chamber.

Protection to prosecute Petition.

Ordered, That Lieutenant Christ. Crowe, who has a Petition depending here, and was arrested upon a mean Process, coming to the House to prosecute his Petition, shall be forthwith discharged from the said Arrest; and that the rest of the Reformado Officers, who have a Petition depending here, shall be free to go and come, while their Petition is depending here, and till their Money due unto them be paid, as it is ordered upon their Petition.

Reformado Officers.

Whereas it was ordered, on Saturday last, that the Reformado Officers, from the Captain upwards, should not be paid till the Army be disbanded; the House, considering the Occasions of Lieutenant Colonel Edward Aldrich, Lieutenant Colonel Borlacy, Serjeant and Major Tho. Shirley, have Ordered, That the foresaid Three Officers shall, notwithstanding the former Order, be forthwith paid their Pay due unto them.

Prisoners.

That the Committee for the Prisoners do meet this Afternoon, at Two post meridiem, in the Court of Wards: And all, that will come, are to have Voices.

Adjournment.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and Mr. Page;

The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the conveniency of this House, concerning an Adjournment till Monday next.

Answer returned, by the same Messengers; that this House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.

Mr. Hollis, Mr. Pym, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Bellasis, Sir Ro. Harley, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.

Publick Thanksgiving.

According to the Act of this present Parliament, for Confirmation of the Treaty of Pacification between the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland; where it was desired by the Commissioners of Scotland, that the Loyalty and faithfulness of his Majesty's Subjects might be made known, at the time of publick Thanksgiving, in all Places, particularly in all Parish Churches of his Majesty's Dominions: Which Request was graciously condescended unto by his Majesty, and confirmed by the said Act: It is now Ordered and Commanded, by both Houses of Parliament, That the same be effectually done, in all Parish Churches throughout this Kingdom, upon Tuesday the Seventh Day of Sept. next coming, at the Time of publick Thanksgiving, by the several and respective Ministers of each Parish Church, or by their Curates; who are hereby required to read this present Order in the Church.

Custom on foreign Goods.

Sir H. Vane brings Answer, that their Lordships has taken the Message from this House into Consideration; and does freely assent to join with this House, in the Propositions made concerning the Freeing of foreign Goods imported from Custom and Subsidy, when they are exported within a Year.

Publick Thanksgiving.

Sir Tho. Barrington is to go up to the Lords, to desire a Conference, concerning some Circumstances touching he Day of publick Thanksgiving.

Sir Tho. Barrington brings Answer, that their Lordships will give a present Meeting, as is desired.

The Reporters of the former Conference are likewise appointed Managers of this.

Preachers appointed.

Mr. Marshall, Mr. Boroughs, are to be desired to preach on the 7th of Sept. at St. Margaret's Church, before the Members of the House of Commons.

Cope's Petition.

Ordered, That Mr. Cope's Petition shall be read this Afternoon, at the Committee for Irish Affairs; and Proceedings be ordered upon it, according to Course.

Reformado Officers.

Whereas it was formerly ordered by this House, that certain Reformado Officers, of his Majesty's Army, should be paid One Month's Pay, out of the Receipt of Sir Ro. Pye, and Mr. Wheeler: It is now this Day Ordered, That the said Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Wheeler shall deliver, out of the Monies remaining in their Charge, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, unto Mr. John Pay, Deputy to Sir Wm. Uvedale, towards the Payment of the said Reformado Officers; and that the said Mr. John Paye shall receive Five hundred Pounds more from the Chamber of London; being Five hundred Pounds lent unto this House by Mr. Spurstow, a Member of this House; who is to be repaid the said Five hundred Pounds, out of the first Monies that shall come in of the Poll-money. And it is further ordered, That as Money shall come in unto the Chamber of London, the Treasurers there shall deliver unto the said Mr. John Pay the Sum of One thousand Pounds more, for the Payment of the said Reformado Officers. And it is lastly ordered, That the Acquittance of the said Mr. John Pay shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Sir Robert Py and Mr. Wheeler; and likewise unto the Treasurers in the City of London, for the Issuing of the same. It is further ordered, That Mr. Pay shall pay these Reformado Officers, according to the List delivered unto this House by Sir John Hotham, and subscribed with his own Hand. And it is further ordered, That all such of these Reformado Officers mentioned in the List, that were upon their Cashiering preferred into the Army, and have been since in Pay, are not by this Order to be paid.

.....Earl of Warwick.-

Message from Lords.

That their Lordships Intention was to adjourn till this Day Sevennight; and would know, if the Occasions of this House should desire their Sitting, they would sit this Afternoon at Five of Clock.

He likewise delivered the Order desired to be added to the Order for the publick Thanksgiving; which the Lords assented unto; and would give Order it should be printed.

House to sit.

Ordered, That the House shall sit this Afternoon at Four of Clock.

Thanksgiving.

Mr. Pym went up to the Lords, to acquaint them, that this House intends to sit this Afternoon at Four of Clock; and to desire their Lordships would be pleased to sit this Afternoon; and to desire, that their Lordships would take some care for the expeditious Dispersing of the Ordinance for the Celebrating of the public Thanksgiving.

Salt-petre Mines.

Mr. Hollis reports the Conference had with the Lords the last Week, concerning the Preservation of the Mines of Salt-petre * * * *

Answer from Lords.

Mr. Pym brings Answer, that their Lordships will sit this Afternoon at Four of Clock; and that they will take the most expeditious Care they can, for the Sending of the Ordinances for the Day of Thanksgiving to the Sheriffs, and for the Dispersing of it all other ways they can; and have, to that End, sent the Addition desired to be added to that Ordinance, to be forthwith printed.

Salt-petre Mines.

The House doth consent to the appointing of a Committee, to receive such Propositions as shall be propounded by the Committee of the Lords, for the Preservation of the Mines of Salt-petre.

Disarming Recusants.

Mr. Serjeant Wilde is ordered to carry up the Ordinance for disarming of Recusants to the Lords.

Carlell, &c. Garisons.

Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Wheeler, and Mr. Scawen, are to meet this Afternoon; and have Power to call before them the Paymasters of Carlell and Berwick; and to examine and consider of the State of the Accounts of those Garisons; and to report them to the House To-morrow.