Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 23 Februarii
Sheriffs of Comberland, &c.
Ordered, All the Knights and Burgesses for Yorkeshyre shall meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, for considering of the presenting of popish-affected Persons, according to the Order, Martis, 21 Febr. last. Exchequer Chamber.
The Meeting to the rest, to meet by Saturday, One Clock, in Westmynster Hall, if they appoint no other in the mean time : And the Clerk of the Crown to attend with the Commissions of the Peace, and other Commissions of Trust.
L. 2a. - Recusants. - Committed to Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Clarcke, Mr. Brooke, Attorney Wards, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir G. Gerrard, Mr. Sherfeild, Sir H. Poole, Mr. Spencer, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir Geor. More, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Francis Vincent, Sir D. Digges, Sir Wm. Constable, Sir M. Fleetewood, Sir Peter Hayman, Sir Rich. Gravenor, Mr. Long, Sir N. Clarcke, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Sir B. Hickes, Sir A. Temple, Sir Ro. North, Mr. Sherland, Sir N. Rich, Sir Ro. Harlow: - To-morrow, Two Clock, Court of Wards.
Detention of a French Ship.
3ly, Denieth, that he gave any particular Information to the Lord Admiral concerning this Ship, but asked by my Lord Admiral, whether this Ship were of the same Nature with the other, he answered, he thought it was. -
That one Davys, Clerk for the prized Goods, informed him, that many Spaniards Goods were coloured under French Goods: And the Motives, to induce that Opinion, he read out of a Paper; which he delivered, both to the Duke, and Mr. Secretary Cooke. -
[That he was] not, till the 26th of February, sent to, for producing his Proofs. - And produceth a Letter, directed to him, dated 15o Febr. from the Proctor for Sir H. Martyn: - But that he, before 30o Jan. sent in Two Witnesses, to prove the said Allegations ; whereof One was then sworn, viz. Kilvert, a Spanish Merchant, to testify upon his own Knowlege; and one Bannester, a Spanish Merchant; who, coming unseasonably, was not sworn. -
Mr. Lieutenant of Dover Castle called in to take his Place, did so; and being demanded by Mr. Speaker, what Information he gave, whereby the Peter of New-haven, after the Freeing thereof by Decree in the Admiralty, - denieth, that he knoweth any thing of the Business, for the Stay, or Freeing of the Peter; but confesseth, that, at Dover, he found divers of Callys, which coloured Dunkerkers Goods; whereof he gave Knowlege to the Duke, by Letter, but remembereth not the Time.
2ly, Upon Question, an Addition to the former Committee ; viz. Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Chancellor Exchequer, Master Wards, Mr. Seldon, Lord Cavendish, Sir H. Poole, Sir Jo. Strangways, Sir Jo. Finch, Mr. Wandesford, Mr. Lowther, Sir P. Hayman, Mr. Long, Sir Geor. Goring, Sir H. Whyteheade, Sir G. Gerrard, Mr. Noy, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Browne, Mr. Littleton, Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Rolles: - To-morrow, Two Clock, in the Court of Wards: With Power to send for any Persons, Records, &c.