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 Sabbati, 20 Feb. 1640.
King's Norton Petition.
ORDERED, That the Petition, exhibited formerly to this House, from the Inhabitants of the Town of King's Norton, and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice, be taken out from that Committee, and referred to the Committee for the Queen's Bill.
Ordered, That Edward Winkley, who was sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms, for serving Sir Marten Lister, a Member of this House, with an Order out of the Court of Wards, contrary to the Privilege of this House, and who this Day appeared at the Bar, upon his Submission, be forthwith released from any farther Restraint.
Midhurst Return amended.
The Bailiff of Midherst in Sussex, according to a former Order, came hither to the Bar; and amended One of the Indentures of Return of Burgesses for that Town; and the other was taken of the File.
Court of Yorke and Court of Marches.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of the Jurisdiction of the Court of Yorke, and the Jurisdiction of the Court of the Marches, and the Principality of Wales, be revived; and meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-court.
Earl of Winchelsea's Estate.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Enabling of the Sale and Leasing of divers of the Lands of Thomas late Earl of Winchelsea, for Payment of Debts.
Person to be returned to Prison.
Ordered, That Rich. Lloyd Clerk, formerly sent for hither, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, be returned to the Prison from whence he was taken; and left to be proceeded against at the Sessions.
The Order, Yesterday made, for resolving the House into a Grand Committee, was read: And thereupon,
Mr. Speaker left the Chair: And
Mr. Hide was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker reassumed the Chair.
And, upon Mr. Hide's Report from the Grand Committee, it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That Two Subsidies shall be granted, for the Maintenance of the King's Army, and Supply of the Northern Parts.
Leave or Absence.
Sir Wm. Brereton has Leave for some short Time, to go into the Country, upon special Occasions.