Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 26 Jan. 1640.
Order concerning Bullock.
UPON a Motion this Day made, concerning an Order made in this House December 15, 1640, dispensing thereby with Mr. Bullock for attending, at that time, the Lord Keeper, he being at the same time, and upon the same Business, ordered to attend the Grand Committee for Trade; and it being farther Ordered, that the said Mr. Bullock should not be prejudiced, by any Orders made by the Lord Keeper, for his not attending there: It was declared, that the Intention of the House was, that the said Order of 15 December should extend only to that Day; but they intended not hereby to make Stay of any Suit depending between him, and any other, concerning that Business.
Priests and Jesuits.
Sir Jo. Hotham, Mr. Strode, Sir Fr. Seymour, Mr. Glinne, Mr. Nath. Fines, Mr. Edw. Hide, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Ralph Goodwyn, Mr. Crue, Mr. Bagshaw, Mr. Arth. Goodwyn, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Noell, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Guy Palmes, Lord Falkland, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Edm. Mountfort, Mr. Hatcher, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Vane, Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Reignolds, Sir H. Mildmay;
This Committee is to take into Consideration the Heads of the Debates this Day happening, concerning the Reprieval of Jo. Goodman the Priest; and concerning the putting into due Execution the Laws made against Priests and Jesuits; and to present those Things, that shall be necessary for a free Conference with the Lords, concerning these Matters, To-morrow Morning: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Dutchy-chamber.
Proceeding against Oconnor.
Ordered, That the Examinations now remaining with the Committee for Recusants, concerning Oconnor the Priest, be delivered over to the Committee appointed to draw up the Charge against the Earl of Straford, to make use of in that Charge, and then to be returned to the Committee again: And that Mr. Glinne, and Mr. Perd, some Time about the Beginning of the next Week, to desire them from this House to proceed to the Trial of the said Oconnor.
Person to attend.
Ordered, That Mrs. Ann Hussy be summoned to be here To-morrow Morning.
Burrell's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That Mr. Burrell's Petition, and the Petition of the Inhabitants of Great Wratting in the County of Suffolk, be referred to the Bishop of Ely's Committee.
Suspected Popish Priests, &c.
Ordered, That a Warrant issue under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Justices of the Peace for the County of Rutland, thereby giving them Directions to examine the Business, concerning the Apprehension of a suspected Popish Priest, at Mr. Haselwood's House of Belten, in the County aforesaid; and to require them to seize into their Hands the Popish Books, and other Popish Implements, found in the said House; and to take good Security of Mr. Haselwood for his Appearance here, when he shall be required; and they are to certify to this House the Particulars of the whole Matter, that this House may take such farther Order therein, as they shall think fit.