House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 09 April 1641

Pages 117-118

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 Veneris, 9; April', 1641, post meridiem.


Beck's Nat.

2da vice lecta AN Act for the Naturalizing of Elias est Billa, Beck, alias Brooke, of London, Merchant; upon Question, committed unto the Committee for Peter Heren, Marolois, and the other Bills of Naturalization.

Cambridge University.

The Order made 20 Jan' concerning Subscription imposed upon young Scholars, upon a Statute made Twenty-seven Years since in the University of Cambridge, was this Day, by Order, enlarged to all Graduates and Students whatsoever.

Leighton's Case.

Mr. Rowse reports Dr. Leighton's Case; and, after some Debate of it, it was recommitted to the same Committee: And they are to meet on Monday next in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the usual Place.

Trial of Earl of Straford.

Lord Russell is appointed to go up to the Lords, to desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning the Proceedings in the Trial of the Earl of Straford.

The Heads of the Conference are to this Effect:

To acquaint the Lords with the great Necessities of the Kingdom, the Preciousness of Time, and how much Time has been spent in this Trial; how prejudicial it will be to the Kingdom, if any more than has been be spent; and therefore to desire, that To-morrow may be appointed for a peremptory Day for the Earl of Straford to be heard, if he will come; otherwise, That the Committee of this House may proceed to the Replication to the whole Matter; and the Earl of Straford to be absolutely concluded for saying any more to the Matter of Fact.

Mr. Pimme is to manage this Conference: And Mr. Glynne and Mr. Hampden, are joined unto him, as Assistants.


Mr. Fines reports the Conference concerning the Setting forth of a Navy.

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Conference agreed to.

Lord Russell brings Answer, that their Lordships will give a Meeting, by a Committee of the whole House, presently, in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.

Trial of Earl of Straford.

Mr. Pimme acquaints this House, that he had delivered to the Lords what he was intrusted with by this House, concerning the Trial of the Earl of Straford: They gave no other Answer, than that they would send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Bailing Piers.

Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Piers, who has been long in the Serjeant's Custody, shall be bailed, upon good Security to appear de die in diem, when the House shall require.

Leave of Absence on Security.

Ordered, That Sir Jo. Lambe shall have the Liberty of this House to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health; provided that he give Security to appear at such time as this House shall require, upon Two Days Notice left at his Lodging.

Treaty with Scotland.

Ordered, That the Debate concerning the Treaties shall be resumed, so soon as the Messengers, who now attend without, have been called in.

Trial of Earl of Straford.

A Message from the Lords, by Baron Henden and J. Heath;

The Lords have taken the last Message from this House into Consideration; and have resolved, that if the Earl of Straford come To-morrow, he may proceed, according to the former Order; if he come not, that then this House may proceed to sum up the Evidence, as to Matter of Fact; and the Earl of Straford to be concluded as to Matter of Fact.

Cessation of Arms with Scotland.

The Question being put for a Cessation of Arms to be continued for a Fortnight longer;

The House was divided:

Tellers for the Noe, Mr. Hollis,
Sir Edw. Hungerford,
Tellers for the Yea, Lord Compton,
Mr. Tomkins,

With the Yeas, . . . . 167.

With the Noes, . . . . 128.

Resolved, upon the Question, That tis the Opinion of this House, that it is fit the Cessation of Arms should be continued for a Fortnight longer, if the Treaty shall hold so long.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this former Resolution shall be One Head of a Conference to be desired with the Lords.

Sir Edward Hungerford is appointed to go up with a Message to the Lords, to desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning the Treaty, and the Cessation of Arms.

Mr. Hollis and Sir Jo. Colpeper are to manage this Conference.

Trial of Earl of Straford.

Ordered, That the House meet as a Committee, To- morrow Morning at Eight of Clock, in Westminster-hall, at the Trial of the Earl of Straford; and at Two of Clock here in the House.