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, 18 Junii, 1641.
MR. Hen. Tol, Sir John Leigh, made the Protestation.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Nicholas Slanning has Leave to go into the Country.
Upon the Motion for him to have Leave; it was informed the House, that divers Members of the House asked Leave to go into the Country, and stayed here a Month or Six Weeks after their Leave: It was declared, that the House intended, that such as had Leave to go into the Country, should go within some short time after their Leave, or else their Leave to expire.
Proceedings concerning Smart.
Ordered, That Mr. Rowse go to the Lords with this Message;-(at this Time he went not)
- That the Commons having heretofore transmitted an Impeachment, in the Behalf of Mr. Peter Smart; and having received a Message from their Lordships, that the Defendants to the same Complaint have put in their Answers; they desire, that their Lordships will examine such Witnesses thereupon, as shall be produced by the said Peter Smart; and proceed further therein, according as to Course of Parliament appertains.
Tonage and Poundage.
Sir Thomas Barrington carried up the Bill of Tonage and Poundage to the Lords, according to Yesterday's Order.
Sir John Hotham reports from the Committee for advancing Monies;
The Proposition for the Making the Spanish Money current, absolutely rejected.
It was proposed from the Committee;
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Proposition of raising Monies, upon the particular Persons of Men, shall be committed.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House shall now fall into Debate of this Proposition; for Directions for the Committee.
Resolved, &c. That all Dukes, English, Irish, and Scottish, that inhabit within this Kingdom, shall pay One hundred Pounds:
That all Marquises, English, Irish, and Scottish, that inhabit within this Kingdom, shall pay Eighty Pounds:
That all Earls, English, Irish, and Scottish, that inhabit in England, shall pay Sixty Pounds:
That all Viscounts, English, Irish, and Scottish, that inhabit within this Kingdom, shall pay Fifty Pounds:
All Barons, English, Irish, and Scottish, that inhabit within this Kingdom, Forty Pounds:
That all Baronets, English, Irish, and Scottish, and of Nova Scotia, that inhabit within this Kingdom, shall pay Thirty Pounds.
That the Committee take into Consideration, that the Knights of Nova Scotia, though they be thus assessed here, that their Precedency, in this Kingdom, be no way, by this Vote, confirmed.
That all Knights of the Bath, that inhabit within this Kingdom, shall pay Thirty Pounds:
That all Knights, inhabiting within this Kingdom, shall pay Twenty Pounds:
That all Esquires shall pay Ten Pounds:
Ordered, That the House shall sit this Afternoon at Two post meridiem; and resume this Debate concerning Raising of Monies upon particular Persons.
Ordered, That Sir John Hotham, Lord Fairefax, Mr. Bellassis, and Sir Philip Stapleton, do repair unto the Lord General with the Votes of this House, concerning the Disbanding of Five Regiments: And do desire his Lordship's Care in taking some Course for the speedy Disbanding of them accordingly.
Treaty with Scotland.
Ordered, That such Articles of the Treaty as are not yet concluded, shall be taken into Consideration this Afternoon.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock, to proceed with the Bill of Episcopacy.
Ordered, That the Committee for Customers shall have Power to call before them such Under-sharers, as the Customers shall propound unto them, which refuse to contribute; and receive their Answer: And that the Petition from Sir Henry Garraway be referred to the same Committee.
Sir T. Aston.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Aston be summoned to attend the House on Monday next.
Releasing a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do write his Letter to the Lords Justices in Ireland; that, according to a former Order made upon the Petition of one Fay, one * * then and now a Prisoner in Dublin in Ireland, be forthwith delivered out of Prison, and give his Attendance here, according to the Order formerly made.
Priests and Jesuits.
ORDERED, That Mr. Nicholas Knotts shall be inserted into the Order for apprehending Priests and Jesuits.
Persons to be summoned.
Ordered, That Groome and Hawes shall be summoned to be here To-morrow Morning; to answer such Things as shall be demanded of them.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Harley shall bring in the Petition exhibited to the Grand Committee for Trade, against the Company of Merchant Adventureres, on Tuesday next, to be taken into Consideration by the House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Contract between this House, and the Company of the Merchant Adventurers, for the Loan of Two hundred thousand Pounds, upon the Terms formerly agreed upon, shall be dissolved.
Resolved, &c. That every Man, under the Degree of an Esquire, that is able to dispend One hundred Pounds per Annum of his own, shall pay in Five Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That every Bishop shall pay Threescore Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That every Dean shall pay Forty Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That every Canon Resident shall pay Twenty Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That every Prebend shall pay Ten Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That every Parson or Vicar that has a Living worth One hundred Pounds per Annum, shall pay Five Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That every Recusant, of what Degree soever, shall pay double; according to the Qualities and Degrees of Persons here rated.
Resolved, &c. That the Aldermen of the City of London, and not Knights, and those that have fined for Aldermen, and those that have fined for Sheriffs, shall pay Twenty Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord Mayor of London shall pay Forty Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That the Aldermen of London, that are Knights, Twenty Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That the Aldermens Deputies of London shall pay Fifteen Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That every Common-council-man of the City of London shall pay Five Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That the Master and Wardens of the Twelve First Companies, such as have fined to be Masters or Wardens of those Companies, shall pay Ten Pounds:
That the Livery of the Twelve First Companies shall pay Five Pounds:
That the Master and Wardens of the other Companies, and such as have fined to be Masters or Wardens, shall pay Five Pounds:
That the Liveries of the other Companies shall pay Fifty Shillings:
That the Freemen of the Twelve Companies shall pay Twenty Shillings apiece:
That the Freemen of the other Companies shall pay Ten Shillings apiece, except Watermen and Porters:
That the Merchant-strangers, that are Knights, shall pay Forty Pounds:
That the Merchant-strangers, that are Traders to Sea, shall pay Twenty Pounds apiece:
That the Merchant-strangers, that are Traders within the Land, shall pay Five Pounds apiece:
That the English, Merchants, dwelling within the City of London, and not free of the City, shall pay Five Pounds apiece:
That all English Factors, residing in the City of London shall pay Forty Shillings apiece:
That every Handicraftsman, or Artificer, Stranger, that is a House-keeper, shall pay Two Shillings:
That every Handicraftsman, or Artificer, Stranger, that is an House-keeper, and a Papist, shall pay Four Shillings:
That every Widow, respectively, according to her Husband's Degree, shall pay the Third Part rated upon her Husband's Degree:
That every Serjeant at Law shall pay Twenty Pounds:
That the King's Serjeants at Law shall pay Twentyfive Pounds apiece:
That the Counsel at Law of the King, Queen, and Prince, shall pay Twenty Pounds apiece:
That the Doctors of Law, and Doctors of Physick, shall pay Ten Pounds apiece:
That the Doctors of Physick and Law, that are Papists, shall pay Twenty Pounds apiece:
That the Archdeacons shall pay Fifteen Pounds apiece:
That every Chancellor and Commissary shall pay Fifteen Pounds:
That the Officers shall be charged:
That it shall be referred to the Committee to charge the Officers: and to take into Consideration, only, such Officers as are, in Estimation of Value, above One hundred Pounds per Annum:
That every Man, that can dispend Fifty Pounds per Annum of his own, shall pay Forty Shillings:
That every Man that can dispend Twenty Pounds of his own Estate, shall pay Five Shillings:
That every Person, that doth not receive Alms, and is above Sixteen Years of Age, and is not before taxed in this Bill, shall pay Six-pence.
Mr. Hide, Sir John Hotham, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Crew, Sir John Colpepper, Mr. Cage, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Sir Antho. Irby, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Capell, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Edw. Deeringe, Serjeant Wilde, Sir John Evelyn, Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Moore, Mr. Goodwin, Mr. Evelyn, Serjeant Evers, * Curson;- (Mr. Selden, Mr. Glyn, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Arthur Ingram, Mr. Perd, Sir Hen. Vane, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Martin, Mr. Reighnolds, Mr. Morley, Mr. Heblethwaite, the Citizens of London: Added Lunoce 21 Junii, 1641:)
This Committee is to draw a Bill for the Levying Monies upon several Persons, according to the Votes of the House: And the Care of preparing it in some Readiness for the Committee, is specially recommended to Mr. Hide.
And it is referred to the same Committee to charge the several Offices: And they are to take into Consideration only, such Offices as are reputed worth above One hundred Pounds per Annuni: And they are likewise to consider of the Vote, "That every Man that can dispend Fifty Pounds per Annum, shall pay Forty Shillings:" And are to meet To-morrow post meridiem, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.